Film festival hunting, take 2
IT WASN'T long after last week's column hit print that a loyal reader wrote in to say that I had provided the wrong time for next week's Hawaii International Film Festival screening of "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles."
Umm ... whoops. As it turns out, "Robotech" is screening at 4 p.m. on Oct. 28, not 7 p.m. as I wrote last week. My tag-team partner, Wilma J., has thwapped me several times with a giant paper fan as appropriate punishment.
Also worth noting -- but unmentioned last week due to a lack of space -- is the film festival's showcase of animation shorts. "World of Animation," screening Sunday at 4:45 p.m. and Oct. 29 at 12:30 p.m., features shorts from Japan as well as Hawaii, the mainland, the U.K. and Spain. That's also at the Regal Dole Cannery 18 Theaters.
For more information, visit www.hiff.org ...
Meeting roll call
» MangaBento: This group of anime- and manga-inspired artists will be meeting on Sunday and Oct. 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Academy Art Center, 1111 Victoria St.
No specific room had been confirmed as of press time, but just talk to the guard on the first floor; he should be able to point you in the right direction. For more information, visit the online forums at mangabento. doomdrgn.com/phpBB2.
» Oahu Anime Explorer: Meets Oct. 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at HMC Academy, 555 N. King St. And if that's not enough anime for you, the group is also planning several excursions during next week's film festival, as well as a special soiree for Halloween in Waikiki. For more information, visit www.oahuanimeexplorer.com.
In Sunday's 'D&Q'
Wilma J. offers up something loaded with surprise, intrigue and unexpected twists and turns: her column! Check out the Sunday Today section, when we'll all find out together what she has up her sleeve ...
Cel Shaded, a look at the world of Japanese anime and manga, appears every Monday. Reach Jason S. Yadao