Friday, July 06, 2007

Astro Boy to Blast Off at the Asian Art Museum on Saturday, July 7

Tomorrow is 07/07/07, and this numerical convergance is matched by one thing and one thing only: the Asian Art Museum's all-day Blast Off! event in San Francisco! Frederik L. Schodt, author of The Astro Boy Essays (in wide release this month!), and Gilles Poitras, author of numerous Stone Bridge titles, will be participating in a special panel:

11:30 am–12:30 pm: Manga and anime experts Fred L. Schodt and Gilles Poitras discuss the historical influences which inspired Tezuka Osamu, and his impact on today’s manga and anime artists.

The day includes everything from exhibition tours to Dance Dance Revolution.