On Saturday, October 18, teen anime and manga fans from across the Miami Valley will converge on the Dayton Metro Main Library for the fifth annual AniMangaCon, a celebration of Japanese animation (anime) and cartooning (manga). The event is free and open to anyone in grades 7-12 with an interest in manga, anime, drawing, Japanese culture, and costuming. Crafts, games, cosplay skits and a costume contest take place in the Main Library's auditorium, meeting room and teen area, 215 E. Third Street, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Prizes will be awarded and themed snacks will be served. Teens who want to enter an art contest should bring their artwork with them. There will be a nearby parents' lounge for those adults who wish to be on hand.
"AniMangaCon is especially fun because there are always so many teens who are excited to meet new people who share their interests," said Cindy Simerlink, coordinator of the event this year. Simerlink has helped to plan AniMangaCon for all five years.
Contact Cindy Simerlink at (937) 496-8510 for more details.