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November 29, 2011 > Cowboy Bebop and Full Metal Alchemist spotted in Fremont

Cowboy Bebop and Full Metal Alchemist spotted in Fremont

Submitted By Rena Dein

Amazed by Anime? Mad about Manga? Can't get enough on Cartoon Network? What if you got the opportunity to meet others who shared your passion? Here is your chance to walk the walk and talk the talk about your favorite form of animation. The Holiday Anime Faire is coming to the Fremont Teen Center on Saturday, December 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. filled with lots of fun activities, art lessons, contests and door prizes!

Amateur and professional artists will be present showing you how to do what they do best - getting tips and techniques to become a better artist is really cool. There is even a craft room to make holiday presents involving, you guessed it, your favorites like Inuyasha, Naruto or Sailor Moon... or create your own characters!

What? You say you enjoy anime but don't like to draw? Perhaps you'd like to buy some of the latest graphic novels, plushies, hats, shirts or keychains with your favorites on them. Come for cosplay - dressed in a costume you created yourself, or a store bought one - vie for a prize and bragging rights! Watch a few of your favorite episodes on large screen. How about answering trivia questions at the Awesomely Great AnimeGeek Game Show for prizes from Sakura of America and Viz Media? Those will be at the Faire as well!

Anime Fans can tell you why Anime is so very important to them: "I've been watching anime since I can remember. It's important to me because, well, I really didn't have anyone else to play with except my sisters and we would watch anime whenever we ran out of things to play with and then after every show, we'd like talk about our favorite scenes, characters, quotes, etc."

Another fan says, "Anime is important to me because it is always there when I'm upset, stressed out, frightened. It's always there for me to relax and calm down. It makes me laugh, cry, feel good about things. Also I'm sure it's the same with many other people, but being able to relate to some of the stories in anime because they have been based on things and events that happen to ordinary people, unlike Hollywood movies where good and bad things only happen to people living in America, the rich, the super gorgeous."

Saturday, December 3 at the Fremont Teen Center will be a day to create, learn and share about anime - it is event for the whole family! $9 in advance gets two people in, but if you wait until the day of the event it will be $15. More information is available at www.holidayanimefaire.com and registration info at www.regerec.com. If you have questions, call Rena at (510) 494-4344 or email rdein@fremont.gov.

Holiday Anime Faire
Saturday, December 3
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fremont Teen Center
39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 494-4344
www.holidayanimefaire.com
Tickets: $9 - $15

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