Part II of Temple University Japan's "Politics of Pop Culture" conference takes place tomorrow, with a focus on gender. Anne Allison, Sharon Kinsella, David Slater and many other scholars will be speaking throughout the day. The full schedule is here.
If you're in town, join us. I'm told the venue will be fully air-conditioned.
Here are a couple of pics from Part I earlier this month:
Frederik L. Schodt's capacious and authoritative keynote address (above).
Me and Fred exchanging thoughts on our favorite topic--the impending apocalypse--while Otaku king Patrick Galbraith greets fans (below).