popular culture and multimedia. All are welcome to attend the event, which draws largely on Vancouver's local talent pool of gifted actors and artists, as well as film and , comic book publishers, and . Festivities will take place from Friday June 12 to Sunday at the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre(www.vcec.ca/) in Downtown Vancouver B.C.
Over the course of the weekend, AE 2009 will feature Q&A's and workshops with professional voice actors, directors, artists, animators and game developers. In addition, visitors can participate in a cultural festival, video screening & and live performances by DJ's, bands and improv actors. Attendees can also expect to see convention goers engaged in more unusual activities like an Anime-Idol competition, a and dramatic costume play - or "cosplay" - where anime fans don costumes representing anime characters and participate in a fashion show. The convention art gallery will be open to submissions from all AE 2009 attendees, and there
will be an "Artists' Alley" where visitors can buy and sell . A dealers area will also be available for attendees to purchase their , videos and other animation related items.
For more information on the event or to pre-register for a convention membership, please visit our website at www.animeevolution.com.
About Anime Evolution: Starting as a university video gathering in 1998, Anime Evolution morphed into full fledge convention on 2003. In our fifth year as a full convention, AE hopes to continue educating and entertaining fans of Asian popular culture.
- (AE 2009) is primed to be Vancouver's premiere Asian entertainment event where industry and audiences interact directly in an informal setting. This three-day Japanese Animation Convention, expected to draw over 5,000 people, will bring together art, animation, video games, TV, film and music in a celebration of Asian