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Manga becmes First Company to Sponsor Anime at Worldcon
August 30, 2000
MANGA ENTERTAINMENT IS THE FIRST COMPANY TO SPONSOR ANIME AT "WORLDCON"
August 30, 2000 - For the first time at Worldcon, anime will be showcased for sci-fi fans from around the world courtesy of Manga Entertainment.
Manga Entertainment is sponsoring Worldcon's first 'Anime Room' and presenting 50 films from its catalog to thousands of attendees. Manga is the only anime company attending the Con with a booth in the dealer room to showcase their titles and highlight their fall line-up. Worldcon, the traveling 58th World Science Fiction Convention (Chicon 2000) is at Chicago's Hyatt Regency Hotel this Labor Day weekend (August 31- September 4).
Chicon 2000 has exhibits; art shows, writing seminars, an awards ceremony, a video and dealer room, and a masquerade ball and dance. For more information on Worldcon contact firstname.lastname@example.org or www.chicon.org.
Manga Entertainment, Inc., is a Chicago, London and Tokyo-based film and home video company specializing in the international production, distribution and marketing of Japanese animation (anime), international animation, independent films, DVDs, home videos, and CD-ROMs. Manga's Chicago office also oversees theatrical distribution, television licensing and merchandising, and is now the worldwide headquarters for international operations. www.manga.com
Manga is the international animation company under Palm Pictures, the entertainment company started by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and Pictures. Blackwell once described Manga as "an audio-visual record label for the 21st century - an exciting new force in home entertainment, filling the void between music and computer games." www.palmpictures.com