Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My FanimeCon 2016 panels according to the web site.

Anime/Manga for Parents
- Friday, 4:00 PM, 1 hour - Panels 3
Suitable for All Ages

Parents, aunts, uncles, adult friends, kids who want to improve their parents' knowledge about anime and manga; this panel is for you! Gilles Poitras will discuss various aspects of anime and manga that parents should know about as well as answer your questions.

Yokai: Kitsune 1 Introduction
- Saturday, 10:00 AM, 1 hour - Panels 3
Suitable for All Ages

The kitsune, the fox, has one of the largest sets of folklore of any supernatural beast in Japan. Not only are there native tales and legends but also tales with strong influences from China and Korea. This presentation shall cover native traditions associated with Shinto shrines to Inari and several of the various types of tales shaped by continental influences. Examples shall be both from traditional tales and modern depictions from manga, anime and live action movies.

Yokai: Kitsune 2 - Kuzunoha
- Sunday, 2:00 PM, 1 hour - Panels 3
Suitable for All Ages

One of the most famous kitsune in Japanese lore is Kuzunoha, the supernatural mother of the famous onmyoji Abe-no-Seimei. In Japan there are traditional songs as well as bunraku and kabuki plays about Kuzunoha, alas the plays are not available on DVD. However she is little known in the West and this shall be a chance for you to learn about this famous fox woman and the tales associated with her.