Springfield City Library’s celebration of Anime culture is back and better than ever! We will continue to offer the best in anime entertainment! Saturday will feature some of your favorites in animation in our film festival, together with other programs. 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, October 24

9:30-10:30 a.m. Fairy Tail Episode 1-2:
In the Kingdom of Fiore, powerful wizards make their living by joining magical guilds and contracting out their services to become “wizards for hire.” Harnessing the forces of Dragon Fire, Ice, Weaponry, and the Zodiac, four young wizards of the infamous guild Fairy Tail team up to seek their fortunes. (Action Ages 13+)

10:30-11:30 a.m. Ouran Highschool Host Club Episode 1-2:
When Bookish Haruhi accidentally breaks a priceless vase at her exclusive boarding school, she has to become a social host in an exclusive club to pay for it. And she can’t let anyone know she’s a girl. (Comedy, Ages 13+)

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Devil is a Part Timer Episode 1:
When an evil demon from a fantasy world crosses into our world, he gets the surprise of his life when he finds he has no powers. In order to survive he has to get a job….in fast food. (Comedy, 13+)

12:00-1:00 p.m. Cosplay Photography panel with Brian Sabo and Heather Surprise: Brian Sabo and Heather Surprise are the Administrators for Cosplay Masochists, a Cosplay convention photo and review site. Brian has been an amateur photographer for over 10 years, and is new to cosplay. Heather is trained as a graphic artist, and has had her Con reviews published in local newspapers. She’s been cosplaying since she was a small child.

1:00-2:00 p.m. Japanese Fan Painting Workshop with Lisa Sussenberger
Mother, writer, Con Chair for Another Anime Con. Lisa loves all things creative and sharing it with other people.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Origami 101 Workshop with Kimberly Miller-Brown
Kim is a local Origami enthusiast, video game fan, and staff member at Anime Boston.

3:00-4:00 p.m.: Geek Trivia contest

4:00-4:30 p.m.: Geek Trivia contest


Sunday, October 25:

12:30-1:30 p.m. Starting your own Podcast Panel with Brian LeTendre:
A gaming, comics and horror lover, Brian has co-hosted and produced a podcast about geek culture called Secret Identity since 2006. He also hosts and produces three other podcasts about writing (See Brian Write), design and small business (Kitbash Radio) and gaming (Co-Op Critics).
In addition to podcasting, Brian has worked as a freelance games journalist, and currently writes a webcomic called Mo Stache. He is also the writer of the Parted Veil horror series, which includes Courting the King in Yellow, Lovecraft’s Curse, and Lovecraft’s Pupil. In Septmber 2015, Brian and co-author Jolene Haley released HARROWED, the first book in the Woodsview Muders young adult horror series.
Brian lives and works in Massachusetts.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Cosplay is for Everyone Panel

3:00-4:00 p.m. Cosplay Contest

4:00-4:30 p.m. Art Contest

For more information about Chibiconn, call Sarah at 413-263-6840 (East Springfield Branch) or email shodge-wetherbe@springfieldlibrary.org.