Contemplation

April 11, 2006

Okay, now this would qualify as a coup. Decreasingly reclusive manga superstars CLAMP will be guests of honor at this year’s Anime Expo. Looking at some of the sponsors of CLAMP’s visit (Del Rey, Tokyopop, and FUNimation), I wonder if there won’t be some major anime or manga release announcement associated with the event.

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Speaking of conventions, I’d completely forgotten that the Pittsburgh Comicon is coming up April 21 to 23. I had a lovely time last year, but that was largely due to the presence of Ed, Rose, and Steven. Even if I weren’t going to be out of town that weekend, I’d probably pass on it. Looking at the event’s site, I don’t think I’ll be missing a whole lot. I mean, a panel on comics covers featuring Greg Horn? “Don’t let anatomical impossibility or complete inappropriateness of tone keep you from expressing your creative vision.”

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The Friends of Lulu will launch a new fund for “for women in the industry who wish to pursue legal action in sexual assault cases, by helping to provide money for representation and also emotional support when needed.” The fund kick-off will take place at this year’s Comics and Pop Culture Expo May 6 in Dallas.