Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits (SGMS) is an internationally-recognized, three-day workshop that explores and celebrates anime and manga. Through its unique merger of academic and fan audiences, SGMS engages both anime's and manga's creative and cultural implications and practices.
SGMS 2012: Intertexts and Intersections
September 28th-30th, 2012
Asian popular cultural has generated a vast array of manga, anime, games, and related merchandise, artifacts that have proliferated globally. The 12th annual SGMS Workshop and 2nd annual Mechademia conference focus on the characters, concepts, and ideas that have emerged from Asian popular culture, as well as the intertextual relations and intersections of these forms with other cultures and with other worlds.
Featured Speaker: Dai Sato
Dai Sato is writer of critically acclaimed and fantastically popular television series and films such as Samurai Champloo (2004), Casshern (2004), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2004), and Cowboy Bebop (1998). He began his career as a TV scriptwriter, program planner, and lyricist at the age of 19, and later ventured into the video game and music industries. Today he is first and foremost an animation scriptwriter, but also creates scripts and concepts for various media. He has collaborated with some of Japan's best-known anime writers, using extensively his experience in game development projects and interactive club events. In 2007 he established Storyriders Inc., Ltd., of which he is the President and CEO.
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