Con-Jikan

Saturday Dec 16, 2017

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2020 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
US

Cost:

$15-$40

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Website: Click to Visit

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Pop-culture festival focused on the world of anime and gaming, emphasizing fun and fandom.

Con-Jikan is an anime and gaming convention established by UNM students in 2013. We will be having our fifth year the weekend of December 16 – 17, 2017 at the MCM Eleganté. As always, Con-Jikan seeks to engage and inspire the Central New Mexico fan community with its programming!

See also: Reel World

Get Anime-ted

Albuquerque’s homegrown anime convention returns for a fifth year this weekend. Con-Jikan 2017 will be held at the MCM Eleganté Hotel (2020 Menaul Blvd. NE) on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 16 and 17. This pop-cultural festival focuses on the worlds of Japanese animation and gaming. Among the special guests this year are voice actresses Xanthe Huynh (“Yuki Yuna Is a Hero,” “Modoka Magica: Rebellion,” “Sword Art Online,” “Love Live!”) and Kira Buckland (“Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir,” “Accel World,” “Blue Exorcist,” “Love Live!”). Cosplay artists Cree Nicole and Kamon Tari will be on hand, looking fabulous and giving tips on costuming. YouTube-based Flash animator Kryssen Robinson of YowLife Productions will also be there, talking about his work and sharing some of his favorite animation. (Robinson’s feature-length animation Project: Split Figure had its premiere at the Guild Cinema.) There will, of course, be loads of Japanese animation screening throughout the weekend—including Mamoru Hosoda’s The Boy and the Beast and Ryoutarou Markihara’s The Empire of Corpses. Passes are $40 for the weekend, $30 for Saturday only and $25 for Sunday only. You can check out the entire schedule of screenings, panels and parties at con-jikan.com.

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