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|August 26, 2011 10:00 am||to||August 28, 2011 8:00 pm|
Normally I wouldn’t post an anime convention, but considering the number of goths that seemed to show up to it last year (and the number that were handing out passes to DV8), and the number of people in Gothic type cosplay that just pings the gothdar even though it turns out that they listen to Korean pop music, and the way that anime actually kinda was a rather large part of the goth scene in the 80s due to it’s (then) subcultural edginess, I guess in a way Manifest can be considered an event for goths to some degree.
From their promo pack:
Manifest (Melbourne Anime Festival) returns in August 2011 for it’s 12th year. As Australia’s longest running and largest anime convention you can be sure that there is always something to do every minute of each of the 3 days of the convention. There’s be many competitions running all weekend, a plethora of traders with awesome and unique merchandise and screenings or the latest and greatest anime. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is definitely the must not miss event of the Australian anime calendar. For more info head to www.manifest.org.au or search for Manifest on facebook.
There’s a lot of bad TV out there, and it can be amazingly hard to find something worth watching. Something that has a point, decent character and plot development, perhaps something of a message. Of course the problem with all that is that we begin to care about the characters… which of course makes it amazingly difficult when something bad happens to them. We get hurt because some bastard writer is attempting to score an emotional response from us.
But what about the TV shows that, overall, become so harrowing by the end of their run that they make you want to curl up into a little ball and weep.
If you don’t know how Alf, Dinosaurs, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Daria, Buffy, M*A*S*H, Now Then Here & There or Saikano / She The Ultimate Weapon end, and would like that to remain a mystery until you’ve seen the shows, don’t read the rest of the article. (more…)
Like a decent number of goths, I’m a big fan of manga and anime.
In fact, a large enough fan that I’m actually a an ersatz producer. For a while, I had Australia’s largest and most widely distributed manga magazine, OzTAKU, pumping out an edition every few months. We got up to 7 issues before the money ran out because advertisers didn’t see the value in adults that’d pay money for comics and merchandise… Yeah, I know.
And this led me to drink! (more…)
So with all the work I’ve been doign for Manifest, I figured, fuck it I need a drink.
Last year I made one after the mascot, Peppa Chan, but this year I’ve decided I hate her. Hate her with a passion only born of complete and utter neglect and then having her intrude on my psyche once more. So what else can I base a drink on and draw inspiration?
Well, if rumours are anything to go by, one of the guests I’ve been arranring is something of a party animal and he could probably do with a drink too, so let’s make a drink for him, and one of his better known roles. (more…)Newer Posts »