Schedule

Events



Fansub

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An Introduction to the Japanese Language

    This panel will serve as an informal lecture on an introduction to the form of the Japanese language, and to acquaint the attendee with some of the more commonly used expressions in anime. No previous experience of Japanese is necessary, rather this is to be a fun and interactive way for you to gain a rudimentary understanding of Japanese and how it can be used. No doubt this should increase your enjoyment of anime as it will no longer seem like a string of gibberish with cool pictures. While it will take quite a while to gain any real grasp on the language, we hope this will at least provide you with a framework of sorts, and perhaps inspire you to move on to take further lessons in Japanese. When at all possible clips of anime will be used to illustrate the use of phrases and language. Consequently we will also be there to help you with any questions on how and where to take Japanese lessons.

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An Introduction to Japanese Culture


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Anime Rant

    Coined by the feverishly brilliant minds at BAKA, the Anime Rant is a mediated discussion about the various issues and topics within the world of anime. A focus on some of the more controversial issues provides a lively, and often comic, battle of words between the panelists. Besides its obvious comic aspect, the Rant does provide a forum where one can learn about the intricacies of the anime and manga world, the controversies, the legal issues, role of the fan community, etc. If you've had all those great theories on the nature of anime, but no one would listen... then come here and let them fly!

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Fan Art Competition

    To recognize the vast talents of the many artists within the D.O.A. club and around the province OtaFest is holding its own competition. Here artists can submit their works, as many as they would like, to compete in a variety of categories... the only stipulation being that it has to be in anime/manga style of course. So get your school uniform models and hyper-dimensional fortress frames out and let it rip!
    There are six categories to enter into for the competition, including, Male Characters, Female Characters, Super-Deformed Characters, Manga Strip, Creatures and Anthromorphs, and Mecha(had to be there). Most of these are self-explanatory I would hope, but a couple need explanation. For the Manga Strip we are looking for a short, one or two page, strip to highlight your skills at portraying the combination of art, action, and story. For the Creatures and Anthromorphs category this includes almost everything that could not be included anywhere else... from dragons to just plain weird looking dudes. The choice of what to draw is entirely up to you, all that we ask is that NO explicitly sexual poses or sequences be submitted to conform with club and Student's Union policies. If you have questions as to what is appropriate please email the DOA club(doa@ucalgary.ca).
    So you're asking why you should do all this work, right? Well fear not, for there are prizes to be had! Some of these prizes include G-kits, magazines, and videos so far. There will be one winner in each category, with the winner chosen by a panel of judges. The sooner you get your entries in the better, as the judges will become more familiar with you work... plus it gives you a chance to submit even more stuff. One more bonus for you artists is that all entries will be eligible to be entered in the anime auction the following day, should you so wish it. So even if you don't get a prize, someone may pay money for your work! Well that's it... again, contact the D.O.A. club for more details on this competition.

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Manga Fan Art

    This panel hopes to enlighten you to the differences and similarities between anime and manga, and furthermore aims at integrating the large fan-art community into this greater cycle. We will use examples of anime that were originally manga, or where the manga was spawned afterwards and see how they match up. Is one superior to the other, or is each a separate entity with its own merits? Closely tied to this is the strong community of non-professional artists who hone their skills in the manga style... fan-artists. With the help of a few local fan artists we will discuss the impact that anime and manga has had on them as artists, and what potential effect fan-art has on the anime industry as a whole. Furthermore, tips and ideas for fellow artists or aspiring artists will be presented. So if you're into art or manga definitely check this out.

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Anime Auction

    For those of you who have been active members of the DOA, you will remember our last anime auction at the end of February, and the great success it was. Basically the anime auction is a open, public silent auction. Essentially this means that we will be taking items from everywhere, as long as they relate to anime, and will be auctioning them off to anyone who shows up. As a silent auction there will be small forms on which you place your bid information and hand it to one of the attendants. The current bid will be constantly updated on each of the items, so as to give you all the opportunities to gain your prize. The highest bidder at the end of the auction period wins the item... simple, ne? Just to make things more interesting their is a condition where an item will go up for vocal auction, where you can compete vocally against each other in a battle of wits, skills, and nerves. Should an item reach more than five silent bids then it will go to vocal auction.

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    Note, you must be there to claim your items as the club will not forward them to you. Should you fail to be present then the runner-up will have the chance to buy the item instead. Those are the rules in a nutshell, everything else is pretty standard.
    We are always looking for item entries for the auction. If you are interested please contact either the DOA club(doa@ucalgary.ca) or Mike Youngberg( mjyoungb@ucalgary.ca,). Please provide a list of the items you wish to enter, along with a brief description if possible, and the minimum bid you are willing to accept. From here we will negotiate a commission for the club... to help pay for the festival expenses; this typically ranges from 15% to 33%, but it is flexible. So go raid the dark recesses of you closets and dressers, the more we have the better it will be for everyone!

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Saturday

Saturday, July 3rd, 1999



MSC 275 MSC 277 MSC 278 MSC SLC
10:00 Romeo's Blue
Skies
El Hazard
Vol. 1
SMJ 1-4 Fansub
10:30
11:00
11:30 Slayers Great
12:00 Sailor Moon R:
The Movie
Mahou Tsukai
Tai
Panel: Japanese
Language
12:30 Tenchi Muyo
Movie
13:00 Hime Chan's
Ribbon
Panel: Inro to
Japanese Culture
13:30
14:00 Birdy the Mighty:
Final Force
Dragon Half Macross Plus
Movie
Fansub
14:30
15:00 Lupin III: Castle
of Cagliostro
Child's Toy
1 - 4
Panel: Japanese
Language
15:30
16:00 Gundam W:
Endless Waltz
Anime Rant
16:30 City Hunter
Movie
17:00 Faerie Princess
Ren
Fan Art
Competition
17:30 Dinner - Videos
18:00 Nadesico 1 - 5 AIKa Air Bats 2nd
Strike
Fansubs
18:30
19:00 Air Bats 3rd
Strike
19:30
20:00 Ghost in
the Shell
Variable Geo
1 - 4
Area 88
Acts 1 & 2
Fansubs
20:30
21:00
21:30

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Sunday

Sunday, July 4th, 1999



MSC 275 MSC 277 MSC 278 MSC SLC
10:00 Oh My Goddess! El Hazard
Vol. 2
Battle Athletes Fansubs
10:30
11:00 Ranma : One Flew
Over the Kuno's
Nest
11:30 Violin of
Hamelin
12:00 Slayers Try
1 - 4
You're Under
Arrest OVA
1 - 4
Panel: Manga
Fan-Art
12:30
13:00 Sailor Moon Stars
Last 6 Eps.
Fansub
13:30
14:00 Dirty Pair Flash Whispers of
the Heart
Panel: Japanese
Culture
14:30
15:00 Iria: Zeiram
the Animation
1 - 4
Anime Auction
15:30 Dinner - Videos
16:00 Magic Knights
Rayearth
Laputa: Castle
in the Sky
16:30
17:00 Battle Angel
Alita
Fansubs
17:30
18:00 Sakura Taisen
1 - 2
Peacock King
Spirit Warrior 1
Maze OVA Fansubs
18:30
19:00 Slam Dunk
1 - 4
X1999: The Movie Golden Boy 1,2,4
19:30
20:00 Fansubs
20:30 Rurouni Kenshin
Movie
End of Evangelion Bakuretsu Hunter
OVA
21:00
21:30

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