Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Author Frederik L. Schodt to speak, sign books at events in early 2006

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Frederik L. Schodt, author of several Stone Bridge Press titles such as Dreamland Japan, American and the Four Japans, Native American in the Land of the Shogun, along with translator of The Four Immigrants Manga and Mobile Suit Gundam, will be speaking and signing copies of his books at a number of events in the upcoming months.

February 17

Mr. Schodt will speak on “The Manga Way” at a symposium called “Marauding Rabbits, Starry-Eyed Girls, Battling Boys, 'Ordinary Ladies': Japanese (American) Manga in Review.” Also speaking is Stan Sakai, Kinko Ito, and Matthew A. Thorn. This event runs all afternoon in room Hahn 101 at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. Please contact Professor Lynne Miyake at 909-621-8931 for more information.

February 22-24

On Thursday, February 23rd, Mr. Schodt will give a lecture entitled, "Manga Here, Manga There, Manga Everywhere." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Washington-Franklin Room in Washington-Franklin
Hall, located on the Randolph-Macon College campus in Ashland, Virginia. Find more information at

March 9-13

One of the themes of the Honolulu Festival will be Ranald MacDonald, Mr. Schodt’s subject in Native American in the Land of the Shogun. Mr. Schodt will be participating in a seminar about the explorer on March 11. More information about the Honolulu Festival can be found at

March 20

The Asiatic Society of Japan in Tokyo has invited Mr. Schodt to speak about Ranald MacDonald and the adventures of this man who snuck into Japan when it was completely shut off from foreigners. Find more information at

One can only wonder how many frequent flyer points Mr. Schodt will be earning!

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