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Upcoming Festivals and Conventions(A full list of conventions can be found below)
 
Florida Supercon

 

Date: July 3rd-July 6th, 2014


Time: Please check convention website for specific times


Where: Miami Beach Convention Center


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FLORIDA SUPERCON: South Florida's Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention is JULY 3-6, 2014 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It's 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A's, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC is excited to be moving to THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER to accomodate the huge growth the show has seen in the past few years!


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  Metrocon

Date: July 11-13, 2014


Time: Please check convention website for specific times


Where: Tampa Convention Center


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Florida's largest anime convention located in Tampa, Florida! Metrocon is a weekend long celebration of Japanese Anime which features exciting events such as the anime human chess match, and the cosplay masquerade, and guests from the animation industry.

 

 

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Ancient City Con

Date: July 18th-20th, 2014


Time: Please check convention website for specific times


Where: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront


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Ancient City Con (or ACC) started in 2007 as a one day only convention in St. Augustine, FL. We set out to create a convention where all things related to sci-fi, fantasy, gaming and anime were welcome instead of creating a specific "geek niche" event. The majority of programming and events at ACC are primarily run by fans for the fans. Since then, we have moved north to Jacksonville, FL and expanded to a 3 day convention that includes all things Sci-fi, Fantasy, Gaming, Contests, Anime, Horror, Literary & Publishing, Cosplay, Discussion Panels, Art, Independent Film Screening, Nerdcore Musicians/Bands, Special Guests and more!

 

 

 


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Special Events
 
37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Southeast & Southeast U.S./Japan Associations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: September 18-20, 2014

 

Location: Tokyo, Japan

The New Otani Hotel

 

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Program and Activities:
-Overview of current SEUS & Japan Economies
-Sessions on trade, investment, automobile sector, energy, etc.
-Participation of the top Japanese business & government leaders and Southeast State governers
-Invitational golf tournament
-Tours, receptions, dinners, special entertainment for excellent networking
-Florida delegation annual meeting of members
-Special pre-conference optional sightseeing tours will be available.

 

For more information, please visit: http://www.fl-seusjapan.org or e-mail info@fl-seusjapan.org

 


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Education Spotlight
  Lecture and Presentation: History Japan's Iconic Manga and Anime Characters
 

When: July 3rd, 2014

1:45 P.M.~2:45 P.M.

 

Where: Florida Supercon Convention (Miami Beach Convention Center, Flamingo Ballroom 3)

 

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Come join the Consulate General of Japan at the Florida Supercon convention as we talk about the history of some of Japan's most cherished anime and manga characters. Have you ever wondered about the origins of Doraemon, Ultraman and Hello Kitty? Participation in the lecture will also give you a sneak peak at the upcoming exhibit "Kingdom of Characters" which will be held at Young at Art Museum from July 5th 1:00 P.M.-September 7th, 2014.

Come join us!

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 Exhibitions
  Life is a Highway: Prints of Japan's Tokaido Road

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Date:May 6th~August 17th 2014


Where:Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
3259 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611

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www.harn.ufl.edu (Join the museum and attend the May 10th member party celebrating this exhibition!)

 

The Tokaido Road was an important and well-trodden route in pre-modern Japan connecting ancient political capital of Kyoto with the imperial city of Edo [Tokyo]. The road was punctuated by 53 stations where travelers could rest and refresh themselves and where the government could monitor trade and collect taxes. Art and literature featuring the Tokaido Road were immensely popular in Japan and inspired an American culture of virtual tourism. In particular, woodblock prints in the ukiyo-e tradition functioned as visual memorabilia depicting travel-related scenes along the road.

Life is a Highway will include selections from four complete series depicting the Tokaido Road, noteworthy for its comparative approach to the stations along the route. The “Parallel Tokaido”, 1845, was designed by three of the best known 19th century Japanese woodcut artists working in the ukiyo-e tradition: Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi and Utagawa Kunisada. Rather than focusing on the passing landscape, the artists represented the road through historical and legendary stories associated with its numerous stations. The exhibition also will include two complete versions of the series that Hiroshige created himself. These are vibrantly colored masterful depictions of landscape and figural forms. Between 1959 and 1974, Sekino Jun’ichiro created a modern version of the Tokaido series that reflects global perspectives on the intersection of traditional and modern sensibilities. By juxtaposing these varied interpretations spanning more than a century along the Tokaido Road, the exhibition will offer a more complete picture of place: an intersection of text, image, folklore, and history. These spectacular prints will address themes such as classical literary and theatrical subjects, dangerous liaisons, tales of the supernatural, samurai legends, religious pilgrimage, memorable characters from all walks of life, along with universal themes to which all travelers can relate.

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  Samurai Culture: Treasures of South Florida Collections

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Date:June 3rd ~ August 31st, 2014


Where:Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446



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Samurai Culture, organized by the Morikami Museum in conjunction with various collectors across South Florida, features an array of samurai suits of armor and weapons fashioned during the Edo period (1600 – 1868). Also displayed are a variety of paintings and prints depicting samurai life made during both the Edo- and Meiji period (1868 – 1912). Although the samurai class was abolished soon after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, many samurai families held on to priceless armor, swords, helmets, sundry other adornments, and paintings and prints in commemoration of one of the most illustrious warrior classes in the world.

 

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  From A Quiet Place: The Paper Sculptures of Kyoko Hazama
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Date:June 3rd ~ August 31st, 2014


Where:Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Fl 33446



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While most of us are familiar with handmade Japanese paper, or washi (incorrectly called rice paper), and the fascinating art of paper folding known as origami, few have experienced Kyoko Hazama's magnificent paper sculptures: delicate, intricately detailed and highly personal paper sculptures that she describes as “symbolic self-portraits.” The exhibition was organized by Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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  JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters

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Date:July 5th 1:00 P.M.~September 7th, 2014


Where:Young At Art Museum

751 Southwest 121st Avenue

Davie, FL, United States



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In recent years, a subculture related to Japanese anime and manga has rapidly attracted worldwide attention. To make the most of this trend, the Japan Foundation has organized this traveling exhibition called JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters" which examines characters as one radical aspect of this subculture.

 

Used unhesitatingly by both adults and children in private and public spaces, before we realize it, these characters have become a part of our daily landscape. One finds, for example, characters printed on bank passbooks and train communication passes, and as indicated by the regular and seemingly natural presence of stuffed mascots at local police boxes, they have permeated everyday life in Japan to a degree that would be unthinkable in most other countries.

 

What exactly is a character? Why are they so popular? What kind of society do these characters reflect and what kind of influence do they exert on that society? And finally, where is the Japanese character culture headed? In this exhibition, as we introduce the initimate relationship between characters and Japanese people, we hope that the visitors will gain a better understanding of the cultural and historical background behind the Japanese love of characters as well as the future of characters in contemporary Japan.

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Upcoming Events
Festivals
Date Event Location
  There are no festivals scheduled for the months of July and August.  

 

Anime Conventions
Date Event Location
July 3-6 Florida Supercon Miami Beach Convention Center
July 11-13 Metrocon Tampa Convention Center
July 18-20 Ancient City Con Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Exhibitions
Date Event Location
May 6 - Aug.17 Life is a Highway: Prints of Japan's Tokaido Road Gainesville
June 3 - Aug. 31 Samurai Culture: Treasures of South Florida Collections Delray Beach
June 3 - Aug. 31 From A Quiet Place: The Paper Sculptures of Kyoko Hazama Delray Beach
July 5 - Sept. 7 Kingdom of Characters Anime Exhibit Davie
Events
Date Event Location

July 3

Presentation-History of Japan's Iconic Manga and Anime Character

Florida Supercon, Miami Beach Convention Center, Flamingo Ballroom 3

1:45P.M.-2:45P.M.

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