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Everyone here at Anime USA is excited you’ve come to join us this year as we celebrate Japanese fashion for 2014! This schedule will provide you with descriptions, locations, and times for each event taking place at Anime USA. We’ve brought together an amazing group of musicians, voice actors, fashion designers, artists, cosplayers, educational guests, DJs, vendors, maids, and hosts to bring you an Anime USA like never before. Enjoy panels, workshops, AMV showings, dances, games, and more! 
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Saturday, October 4 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Cupcakes, Rainbows, and Grand Guignol: Grimdark in My Little Pony Fanworks (18+)

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Mention cupcakes to an MLP fan, and their reaction can range from glee to something akin to PTSD. Awareness of the dark side of brony fan fiction and art is not a necessary part of the fan experience, but it opens up an interesting line of questions as to why it exists, and what it says about both fans and fandom. This panel explores the idea of grimdark fictions through a lens of grotesque art, carnivale literature, and the influence of the Theatre du Grand Guignol. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

Theme & Educational Guests
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Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

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