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DAS Community Programs,Lectures and Panels

We've been fortunate enough to have been asked by the Delaware and Pennsylvania local community to put on educational programs, lectures and panels about anime and Asian culture. If you'd be interested in having us do a program for you please email us at delawareanimesociety at yahoo dot com with the words "Community Program" in the subject line.


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DAS at Howl's Moving Castle Premiere at the Dover Schwartz Center for the Arts
(9/4 and 9/7/2005)
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The Schwartz Center for the Arts in Dover, DE asked the DAS to put on a program for their premiere of 'Howl's Moving Castle' on 9/4 and 9/7/05. Program included: intro to the movie, cosplay demo, discussions of anime vs American Cartoons, Miyazaki and other topics, handouts and more. The event was successful with 80-100 people attending each night. Due to our efforts, the Schwartz Center will be considering other Anime and Asian films for future showings.

Schwartz Center Logo



DAS Miyazaki Festival at the Wilmington Brandywine Hundred Library
(6/13/2006)
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The DAS was asked by the Brandywine Hundred Library in Wilmington, DE to put on an anime program. We decided to have a 'Miyazaki Fest' including movies, lectures, discussion, cosplay demo, snacks, and more. We showed Howl's Moving Castle and The Cat Returns

Included in the program were handouts such as "Parent's Guide to Anime" and "Anime Glossary". The Brandywine has also asked us to do another anime program in June 07.

Cat Returns US DVD


DAS and Zenkaikon's Anime Room at the Penn Museum's Celebrate Japan Festival
(10/7/2006)
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DAS and Zenkaikon were asked to host an Anime Viewing Room at the Celebrate Japan! Festival at the UPenn Museum on 10/7/06. The crew of DAS and Zenkaikon met up and helped run the room as well as a promo table where we took club signups and discounted Zenkaikon Registrations. Educational handouts were also available. Attendees had fun watching anime titles such as the Fullmetal Alchemist Movie!

DAS Table and Room at UPenn Museum


DAS's Anime Program at the Dover Libray
(12/9/2006)
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The Delaware Anime Society, in conjuction with the Dover Library, presented a special program on Japanese anime and manga on Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

The teen-oriented program included screenings of two popular anime titles, Fruits Basket and Kamichu, followed by a discussion on anime and manga and its growing popularity in the United States. Delaware Anime Society members were also be on hand to answer questions about the club. Light refreshments were served.

DAS Leaders at the program



DAS and ORJMS Present: Pottstown Minicon Pottstown,PA
(4/27/2007)
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The DAS (specifically our PA chapter, the Kanameijis) helped to put on an Anime Mini-con event at the Owen J Roberts Middle/High School in Pottstown, PA on Friday April 27, 2007 from 5-8:45 PM. This event was a fundraiser for Girl Scout Troop 335’s trip to Oaxaca , Mexico in July of 2007. All proceeds benefitted the girls. Everybody had a great time shopping for trinkets, watching anime on the big screen, answering trivia for prizes, working on a community manga wall and more!

OJRMS Kids answering trivia for prizes!

 


DAS at Art in the Toon Age Exhibit at the Wilmington Delaware Art Museum
(5/6/2007)

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The DAS was asked to help at the 'Art in the Toon Age' Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum. We helped kids with the "Make and Take"crafts activity and talked about anime and the club. This month's "Make and Take" was to make cartoon characters out of modeling clay!

DAS members help make toon sculptures!

 

DAS "Attack of the Giant Robots! at the Wilmington Brandywine Hundred Library
(6/3/2007)
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The DAS was asked by the Brandywine Hundred Library in Wilmington, DE to put on another anime program in June 2007. The program is a brief history of the mecha anime genre including Osamu Tezuka's works, Gundam, Macross, Transformers, Voltron and more! Included will be showings, trivia for prizes, arts and crafts, short lecture and discussion.

 

DAS at Felton Family Fun Day! Felton, DE
(9/8/2007)
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The DAS was asked by the town of Felton, DE to participate in their annual 'Family Fun Day!' in September 2007 from 10AM-3 PM. More info coming soon!



DAS and Zenkaikon's Anime Room at
the Penn Museum's Celebrate Japan Festival
(9/29/2007)
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DAS was asked to host the Anime Video room at the 2007 Celebrate Japan Festival in Philly. We showed titles, had a table with Zkon advertising the club and selling merchandise, and enjoyed the festival. After the fest, many members went out to eat at Han Wool, an asian fusion restaurant. After that, several of us went to the SOS Anime Club for their Asian Games night. Much fun was had by all!



DAS Spookfest at the Dover Library!
(10/23/2007)
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DAS put on a fun library program for kids of ages 8-18. We watched a spooky Halloween anime movie "Kakurenbo", made our own masks/crafts, ate candy and colored!



"Women producers/Writers in anime and manga"
(12/9/2007)
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DAS put on a fun library program at the Brandywine Hundred Library for those ages 13 and up. Women have had a great influence on anime and manga. We discussed this impact and showcased several works created by women including CLAMP (Tsubasa, Card Captor Sakura), Rumiko Takahashi (Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2) , Koge Donbo (Digi Charat), Yu Watase(Fushigi Yugi, Ayashi no Ceres), Naoku Takeuchi (Sailor Moon) and others. Prize giveaways and trivia occurred at the end of the program."



"Girls Transformed: An Intro to Magical Girl Anime"
at the Wilmington Brandywine Hundred Library
(5/24/2008)
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The DAS was asked by the Brandywine Hundred Library in Wilmington, DE to put on another anime program on 5/24/2008. The program included a presentation and definition of the magical girl anime genre (history, types, and examples) plus trivia and prizes. A discussion of the symbolism and meaning of the genre also occurred. Anime shown were Princess Tutu, Petite Princess Yucie and Sailor Moon




"Hollywood and Anime aka Anime Goes to the Movies"
at the Wilmington Brandywine Hundred Library
(1/24/2009)
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What links Hollywood movies in the USA and Japanese Animation from Japan? More than you may think! This panel/program explains the reason why Hollywood is looking into Anime and Manga for inspiration behind their movies. The panel will also showcase manga based movies that will be released in 2009 and beyond. Including Cowboy Bebop, Astroboy, Robotech, DBZ Movies and more!




DAS Introduction to Anime Program
at the Springfield Township Library
(3/29/2012)
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The DAS was asked by the Springfield Township Library in Springfield, PA to put on an anime program on 3/29/2012. The program's theme was 'Anime, Manga and Cosplay: An Introduction' and it was tailored for kids aged Kindergarden, Grades 1-2.
Members of DAS and Zenkaikon Convention gave a presentation, including examples of costumes as well as showed episodes of the anime Bottle Fairy.