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Between Trash And Literature

Its roots can be found in the works of Virgil, Dante Alighieri and Shakespeare. It began ages ago, in photocopied fanzines distributed under the counter at fan conventions. It started to flourish in the early 2000’s with the proliferation of internet archives. Its golden age is now: in 2019, fanfiction authors land millions-worth publishing contracts for works in which they just change the characters’ names, and the cult website Archive of Our Own has pushed the boundaries by winning the Hugo Award for Best Related Work. Fanfiction is an important aspect of (pop) culture – it reflects upon how we perceive a work of fiction, how we interact with it, how we transform it with our interventions and adapt it to conform to our needs. What’s the history of fanfiction and where are the modern trends going? What do fics say about us – why do we read and write them, and why do we hide that we read and write them? What’s the impact of gender issues and sexual orientation on fic writing? Should fanfiction be acknowledged as a legitimate genre of literature, despite its non-profit nature? Finally, in the modern world, is the only difference between fanfiction and postmodernism the fact if the source material copyrighted or not? Join us for the debate on our panel!

Silkscreen printing 101

Silkscreen printing is an exciting decorative technique with it’s origins in China. It’ a precise way of creating a sharp motif on your garments without spending endless hours on hand painting or embroidery, while still getting a beautiful and professional result. 

In silkscreen printing 101, Shinji Costumes will teach you how everything is done from needed equipment to the final print on your fabric, as well as talk about the rich possibilities in dye and techniques seen in silkscreen printing!

A compendious guide to cosplay electronics

This panel will cover every mystery behind electric current that might run through your cosplay props and costumes of all kind! Starting from the very basics, through LEDs, Arduino and servomotors, you’ll learn about handling the circuitry and the possibilities it brings in cosplay making.

Kanon Mizuno – ‘The Japanese singing doll

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She called ‘The Japanese singing doll. Crafted by the hands of gods, she fights creatures of darkness with her beautiful voice.’ in overseas. Beyond imagination from her petite appearance, she has a certain singing skill and expressive power of high-tone voice.

Mainly appears Anime festivals and Japanese festivals, shows and exhibitions, TV, Radio and Hollywood Movies in Europe from 2015. Sings in various genres of music that anime songs, pops, musicals, operas, chansons, western songs, ENKA (Japanese old music) ,DOUYOU (for child music).

So far she has appeared in 10 cities in 5 countries: Romania, Hungary, Serbia, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. At the same time, she also hold charity concerts at local orphanages and Japanese language schools, lectures about Japanese culture.

In 2012,’ 14th China Music Board Meeting Great Wall Cup International Music Competition In the vocal section’, she also received an incentive award.

Her sound producer is PolyphonicBranch, his music is used by Lady GAGA’s music live in North America in 2014. He is famous in Japan as a music producer of a new genre called VOCALOID.

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Get to know her betterl:

Komino Masahiko, japanese animator & character designer

Bleach. Hellsing. Noragami Aragoto. JOJO’s Bizarre Adventure. Dororo (2019). 

A few animation projects that Komino Masahiko has been involved. Meet with him at Autumn MondoCon 2019 november 3rd. On Sunday, between 12:00-13:00 (the exact time may change!) he will held a workshop combined together with an interview on our main stage. He will show and explain how the animation is produced in anime. 

His panel’s title is: Until the Animation is Complete

Komino Masahiko graduated as an animator. He studied at the The Wellington School in Ohio, then at Yoyogi Animation Academy. He founded his own animation studio in 2017 March, called: L-a-unch・BOX LLC. Learn more about the studio here:  http://www.l-a-unch-box.com

His works & anime projects

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TV Animation

  • 2010-2012 ’ BLEACH’ – Storyboard, support for animation director, key animation
  • 2012-2013 ‘JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE’ – support for animation director, key animation
  • 2014 ‘JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE-Part3 Stardust Crusaders’ -Character design, animation director, support for animation director
  • 2015 ‘NORAGAMI ARAGOTO’- support for animation director
  • 2016 ‘JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE-Part4 Diamond is unbreakable’ – support for animation director
  • 2017 ‘< GARO > -VANISHING LINE-’ animation director, support for animation director
  • 2019 ‘Dororo’ – support for animation director, OP key animation 

Movie

  • 2009 ‘NARUTO;Shippuuden Movie 3- Inheritors of Will of Fire,’ – key animation
  • 2009 ‘Macross Frontier the Movie: The False Songstress’,- key animation
  • 2011 ‘Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye’,- key animation
  • 2017 ‘Doraemon: Nobita’s Great Adventure in the Antarctic Kachi Kochi’,- key animation

OVA

  • 2006-2008 ‘HELLSING’- support for animation director, key animation

Meet him at Autumn MondoCon 2019! 

Hiy MyAnimelist profile:

https://myanimelist.net/people/27745/Masahiko_Komino?q=komino%20masahiko

His Anime News Network profile:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=68679

His Twitter page:

How I Learned To Love The Bomb

The World War Two is an iffy topic in Japan. The Land of the Rising Sun was one of the Axis Powers, spending the war in coalition with Hitler and Mussolini. Japan’s wartime conquests left such a painful trace in mainland Asia that to this day China and Korea have strained diplomatic relations with their neighbor. On the other hand, the Japanese participation in the war ended on a traumatic note, with the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that took millions of lives and left irreversible consequences on health, environment and world order as we know it. The combination of these two factors has placed Japan in a unique historical position – at the same time, the country is a war criminal and a war victim. In the first half of the panel, we’re gonna go through historical facts about what the hell happened with Japan in WW2. In the second half, we’ll tackle pop-culture. Beginning from Osamu Tezuka’s mangas and the cult franchise “Space Battleship Yamato“, going through classics like “Grave of the Fireflies“ and “Barefoot Gen“, and ending with gradual revisionism and revitalization that culminate in slapstick moeschlock such as “Hetalia” or “Kantai Collection”, we’ll see how Japan has slowly changed its perception of the dark side of its history.

Casual Karaoke

About AdarnaKo Karaoke

Hello to all fellow music lovers out there. We are AdarnaKo Karaoke, a small group of people who enjoy good music of all sorts. We love to share the joy of singing anime openings and endings with everyone at Mondocon and that is why we organize the karaoke events.

What you can choose from: Casual Karaoke, Ultimate Anime Music Quiz, Karaoke Grand Prix.

Casual Karaoke

We invite you to our small stage where you can sing your favourite songs. All you

need to do is choose a song from the list provided in the karaoke room

(http://adarnako.hu/songsanime/ and http://adarnako.hu/songsnyugati/), sign up at

the front counter and wait for your turn to be called up to the stage. We use

Karafun as the karaoke engine and have a list of over 4000 songs from anime

openings and endings, character songs, Kpop, Jrock, Disney songs, non-Asian (we

just refer to them as ‘Western’ songs) and Hungarian pop and rock music. You’ll

have a small screen to support you with the lyrics on stage and a friendly audience

to enjoy your performance so no need to get nervous, just sing to your heart’s

content. Please note that as it’s a “first come first served” program, there might be

some waiting time before you can head on to the stage. If you’re unsure how long

until you’re next, feel free to ask our staff at the counter.

For more info, requesting a song or just some friendly chatting, send us an email to

karaoke@adarnako.hu or shoot a message on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/adarnakokaraoke/

Pumpkin craving

Autumn is here again, so we brought our seasonal Pumpkin Craving Contest!

If you’ve ever watched enviously the popular Halloween programs in foreign places, and wanted to try this amusing, creative and moderately aggressive activity, here is your chance!

Draw your blades and ideas and get ready to fight a pumpkin! Don’t hesitate, crave to be a king, and win!

MondoCon Autumn, 20st of October, Saturday, 14:00-15:30, Workshop

Just Dance 2019 contest

High-steppers!

Do you feel like moving your body? Then you must come visit us at MondoCon! Feel free to dance around or enter the competition and win!

Rules of the contest:

  • There are 3 grades for the dancers: Beginner, Intermediate and Pro.
  • The following number of contestants can participate in each grade: Beginner – 8, Intermediate – 15, Pro – 3.
  • Those who sign up are required to do a qualifying round so they can be put in the appropriate grade based on their performance.
  • The top 26 dancers from the qualifying round will move on to the contest, from where they can advance to the next round by a direct elimination system.
  • The winner of the Beginner and Intermediate will then go up against the opponents of the next grade (so the Beginner grade’s winner may have a showdown on Intermediate level and the Intermediate’s champion on Pro level).
  • Contestants can sign up on the spot with their full name, nickname and e-mail address.
  • Those who are not present at the beginning of the contest or when they are called upon to dance, will have 2 mins to show up – if they don’t, they are automatically disqualified.
  • Every match is 1v1, and the winner is whoever gets 3 wins first (BO5).
  • The music track is chosen randomly.