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Sunday, May 27 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Comparing Mythic Tropes in Japanese Anime vs. the West

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Japanese culture evolved in almost complete isolation for centuries. How did that affect its stories and what impact has that had on its popular culture, particularly science fiction and fantasy? Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology as he contrasts Western heroic stories with those found in anime and manga, and looks at possible historical and cultural differences that may inform them.

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Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
 Woodrow Wilson C