BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.1812@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20090725T000000Z DTEND:20090725T000000Z DESCRIPTION:modeled after Comiket Japan.\n\nDoujin Overload is an exhibitio n of the constantly evolving style of communication\, art and entertainmen t called doujinshi. The organizer\, Anime NZ Ltd\, is composed of like-min ded individuals who share a deep appreciation for this sophisticated and t hought provoking medium of expression\, and wish to share the experience o f this style of art with the community\n\nOur goal is to celebrate the pas sion and enthusiasm of our local doujinshi artists. Doujinshi is a Japanes e phenomenon\, and while major aspects of what inspires it in its original culture have recently filtered down into our own popular culture - throug h translated works\, animation and merchandise like Dragon Ball Z\, Evange lion\, Pokemon and Yugi-Oh - they are but the tip of the iceberg. While th ey are relatively well recognized names\, awareness of this growing branch of popular culture is still limited in New Zealand. However it is growing due to officially released and published material becoming easier to find and acquire. Forums\, venues\, and even just awareness of the opportuniti es for fan and fan-artists still remain under-developed. Enthusiasts can e xperience difficulties in finding others with similar interests\, and ther e are few social forums - that they are aware of - where they can gather t ogether. By giving local doujinshi artists the opportunity to increase the ir exposure - by displaying their works to the general public through a co mmon forum - Doujin Overload will increase awareness of this form of artis tic expression.\n\nFor more information submit an email to subscribe to GN C's newsletter for updates! info@graphicnovelcafe.co.nz SUMMARY:Doujin Overload URL:/en/events/2009/07/25/doujin-overload/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR