Springfield City Library’s celebration of Anime culture is back and better than ever! We will continue to offer the best in anime entertainment, and this year we’ll also include the best of our favorite American comics and animation creators! Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our all day film festival. Sunday will include our famous art and costume contests, and many other surprises and special events. Snacks will be provided both days, and best of all, it’s completely free!
Saturday, January 11
9:30-10:30 am A Little Snow Fairy Sugar (Episodes 1+2) Ages 13+
Saga never believed in fairies, but she’s finding out how wrong that was! These are the adventures of a young school girl who is trying to help her fairy friends find their twinkle. Too bad none of them know what a twinkle is! Rated ages 13+
10:30-11:30 am Bleach (Episode 1+2) Ages 13+
For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever!
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Children Who Chase Lost Voices (film) Ages 13+
When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives.
1:30-2:30 pm Clannad (episodes 1+2) Ages 13+
Tortured by his past and pained by an uncertain future, Tomoya drifts through life with an almost overwhelming anger and emptiness. But when he meets the mysterious, beautiful, and shy Nagisa, his world seems to change.
2:30-3:30 pm Princess Resurrection (Episodes 1+2) Ages 13+
Hiro Hiyorimi is an orphan who goes to live with his sister Sawawa, the caretaker of a creepy old mansion. He ends up saving the life of the mansion’s resident, who turns out to be a princess of the monster kingdom – and his new master.
3:30-4:30 pm Tiger and Bunny (Episodes 1+2) Ages 13+
Superheroes called “NEXTs” protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. This is Japan’s take on the superhero genre.
Sunday, January 12
12:30-2:00 pm Special Guest Presentation by Artist T.C. Ford of United Comic Works
T.C. FORD has been drawing since the age of 10. In junior high school, a teacher connected him with Superboy and The Legion Of Super-Heroes artist James Sherman, which sparked an interest in wanting to create comic books as a possible career. At 15, he co-produced a CT area limited edition comics anthology series – TOTAL COMICS – to which he contributed material for 5 years. Through his apprenticeship with longtime comics professionals Dick Giordano and Frank McLaughlin, he has assisted on comic art for DC, MARVEL and Special Olympics among others.
On his own, T.C. has provided color separation services for a number of major comics publishers. He was the last Editor-in-Chief of Charlton Comics. He currently publishes comics under his United Comics imprint. As a member of the National Caricaturist Network, he was named “Artist Of The Month” in March, 2003. He has also done work as an “extra” in music videos and feature films.
Occasionally, he relaxes by watching TV. Sometimes, even sleep is an option.
2:00-3:00 pm Cosplay: Community and Creativity, an open discussion with cosplayers of New England
3:00-4:00 pm Cosplay Contest and Judging
4:00-4:30 pm Art Contest Judging
- Art Contest Form
- Art Contest submissions will be accepted until 3:00pm on Sunday, January 12
For more information about Chibiconn, call Sarah at 413-263-6840 (East Springfield Branch) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.