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Saturday, November 17 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Social Progress at 24 Frames per Second

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Many animations have been ahead of the social curve. Tezuka's Bagi protested animal experimentation in 1984. More recently, Golden Kamuy features an Ainu main character, while Code Geass depicts Japanese people being treated like Koreans have been treated in Japan. This panel will delve into the ways in which anime has challenged the social norms of Japan from the past to the present.

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Walter Amos

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Walter first developed an interest in Japanese animation with the premiere of "Star Blazers" in 1979 on WTAF TV 29 in Philadelphia, after already succumbing to science fiction in general. He attempted to catch a movie version of this series at Philcon 1984, but missed it and instead... Read More →
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Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller and... Read More →
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Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
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Ben Jorritsma

Ben's interests include Anime, hard and soft sciences, promoting DIY/Maker culture, and promoting agricultural awareness.


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002