Anime Evolution Festival Hits Vancouver

Photo Credit: Rale PhotographyCalling all anime fans! The three day Anime Evolution festival, which celebrates Asian culture, Japanese animation and gaming is returning to Vancouver between 17-19 July at the UBC new Student Union building. The festival started back in 1998, as ‘Anime Showcase’, a one-day event from the SFU Altered Reality Club (ARC), but soon grew in popularity, with attendance rising from 300 to more than 1200. From cosplay to performance, role playing to meeting the celebrity voices behind beloved characters, the Anime Evolution festival is one of North America’s most popular fan convention events and tickets are still availableContinue reading:
Anime Evolution Festival Hits Vancouver

Talk to a human “book” at Nikkei Place Hapa exhibit

The exhibition is showing at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby.

The exhibition is showing at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby.

One of life’s pleasures is stumbling upon art that speaks to you. For me, that most often happens when I’m poking about a new museum or gallery. But this time, it serendipitously occurred while I was enjoying the fall fair at the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre in Burnaby. A new exhibit, which opened in late September, addresses the issue of identity. It poses the stark question, “What are you?”

It’s a question that is familiar to people like me, who hail from mixed ethnic and racial heritages. Answering it is always awkward because there is no simple response.

That’s why it’s so fantastic to see a photographic exhibit that spotlights how other mixed-race people define themselves, and that showcases the beauty of diversity.

This Saturday (November 15), you can interact with the exhibit in a very quirky way.

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Talk to a human “book” at Nikkei Place Hapa exhibit