May Update!

Better late than never, right?  So, May is finally here, but it feels more like August this past week!

May Happenings(Events too)!

Omedetou Marc!
On May 14, we will be hosting a small celebration for Marc. Marc (warthog1984), a very active member of this group and overall nice guy will be leaving Chicago for a new job in the next few weeks.  However, RSVP is full as of today, but you can still leave him well wishes in the forum!

If you’re an anime/manga fan, you may want to attend Anime Central, the local convention.

Cosplay, Panels, Industry Guests, and much more.  Check the website for details!

Don’t miss our Black Lagoon cosplay group on Saturday!  We will be roaming the halls in costume!

Feel free to discuss the convention with the group members in our forum!

>> JAPC ACen Thursday Dinner Plans
For the past few years, we have been meeting up Thursday evening before ACen begins to eat, hang out, and chat about the convention.

This year we will meet on Thursday, May 19, 2011! The reservations have already been made for 12 people, so if you wish to join us please do let us know by posting a reply in the forum

What’s up with the May Meeting?
I’m sure you all are wondering about the next meeting on May 28, 2011.  Well, I have something really cool to announce.  Elv of Anime Shin Gen and I are working on a collaboration meeting, and we are working out the details. We most likely will be meeting at the Skokie Public Library.  I hope to have details up soon!

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>> Film: Shodo Girls, May 14
The JIC, together with the Chicago International Film Festival, is excited to screen the film Shodo Girls for the city of Chicago, free of charge! Shodo Girls tells the story of Satoko, a student of Japanese calligraphy (shodo), who translates her passion for the ancient art into civic pride when she organizes a calligraphy performance contest to revitalize her depression-laden hometown.

For more information on this event please visit our forum

Meet our new members!


Ashley P

Kris Kolecke


Ongoing forum topics
>>The really pointless thread of insane fun

>>“Mix Tape” music exchange!
Remember when you used to make “mix tapes” for your friends of songs you really liked? Wouldn’t it be cool to share your favorite music with your friends here at JAPC?

>>Your JAPC DAY!!
Each member gets a “day” where they can share whatever they’d like.  This might be something like 1 hour of anime, games, internet videos, art projects, panel discussion, or whatever as long as it’s not Hentai.

>>Talk about what you’re watching/reading in the Anime/Manga Forum!
>>Currently Reading – Manga commentary and conversations!
>>Currently Watching: Anime commentary and conversations!

Thanks for reading!  Sorry this was late!

Author: Jenn

President, publisher, and blogger since October 2000