What do you get when you mix manga, anime, gaming, and Japanese snacks with writing and art workshops, giant Angry Birds (don’t worry, they’re stuffed), martial arts demonstrations, and a lightning-fast Yu-Gi-Oh! tournament? A four-hour event called MangaMania!!
On Saturday, July 27, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., Pima County Public Library (PCPL) invites you to the 3rd annual MangaMania!! convention where teens and young adults can have fun and say “sayonara” to the sizzling summer. The event is free and open to the public.
Show off your costume or make your own at our cosplay corner, trade your old manga for a new series, and meet authors and artists who will tell you how to take your passion to the next step.
Learn how to mix music or edit video, and test your gaming skills against the best of the best. Watch martial arts demonstrations and play a round of Angry Birds. Then relax MangaMania-style by watching a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, doing some origami, and enjoying a presentation of a traditional Japanese folk tale with taiko drums.
This convention has it all for the teen and young adult who just doesn’t like manga, but loves it! For more information, visit www.library.pima.gov or call 520.791-4010.
Manga, a form of comics that originated in Japan, is wildly popular with teens and young adults in the United States. Take a look at some of the manga in our collection.
About Pima County Public Library
Pima County Public Library (PCPL), which is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, has 27 libraries serving Tucson, unincorporated Pima County, and surrounding communities including Ajo, Arivaca, Catalina, Green Valley, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, and South Tucson. By promoting literacy and reading through books, programs, and a wide range of free services such as audiobooks, eBooks, Homework Help, and Job Help, the Library is enriching lives, providing opportunities to learn, create, and connect, and contributing to the economic development of the community. For more information, visit www.library.pima.gov.