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Lawrence holds a PhD from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he studied and wrote about otaku culture in the US. A die hard anime fan since he first saw Space Battleship Yamato on TV over 30 years ago, he turned his love of the medium into a multi-year academic project studying anime and manga fandom in America. Currently working in the IT industry, Lawrence continues to pursue his otaku studies in his spare time. Lawrence has presented his work on otaku culture in fan, professional, and academic settings, such as the Japan Society in New York City, and has been cited and quoted in numerous publications. Some of his own writings have been published in Contemporary Youth Culture: An International Encyclopedia, Success Stories: Japan, Ga-Netchu! Das Manga Anime Syndrom, and (most recently) Fandom Unbound: Otaku Culture in a Connected World.
You can see Lawrence at:
- Otaku Culture: More than just anime Friday, 9pm Panel 2
- Tron Friday, 10pm Panel 3
- Losing Weight the Otaku Way Saturday, Noon, Panel 1
- Office Hours Saturday, 8pm Panel 1
Patrick Drazen has written Anime Explosion: The What? Why? And Wow! Of Japanese Animation, which has become a standard work of anime scholarship; Stone Bridge Press is scheduled to release an expanded second edition. His second book, A Gathering of Spirits: Japan's Ghost Story Tradition, is available through iUniverse.com in paper and as an e-book. He's also written extensively on Japanese animation for Animation magazine, Time Out New York, and other publications. He's lectured on anime at conventions ranging from Anime Central in Chicago, to Schoolgirls and Mobile Suits in Minneapolis, to Yaoi Con in San Francisco. In 2006 he was invited to be Master of Ceremonies at the Smithsonian Institution's Anime Marathon, part of the District of Columbia's Cherry Blossom Festival.
You can see Patrick at:
- Vampires in Japanese Media Friday, 7pm, Panel 1
- Idol Singers in Media Saturday, 12pm, Panel 2
- Japanese Ghost Stories Saturday, 7pm, Panel 1
- Office Hours Saturday, 8pm, Panel 1
Kay Clopton is a PhD student in Comparative Studies at the Ohio State University, studying women in graphic novels and manga. She recently earned a Master's in Comparative Studies doing a study of josei (women's) manga translations, with a focus on Japanese feminism and New Media studies. She also has a Master's of Library and Information Science, and is a life-long comics reader.
You can see Kay at:
- Manga: Why Girls Love It Saturday, 3pm, Panel 1
This year, we will feature the return of COO! This band of traveling entertainers will be putting on some of the most interesting and out there events we have on our schedule!
You can see COO at:
- Battle Karaoke Friday, 6pm, Main Events
- Dead Town Friday and Saturday, Midnight, Panel 1
- Use of Place in Easter European Folklore and Sin City Saturday, 1pm Panel 1
- The Dating Game Saturday, 6pm, Main Events
- Karaoke Quest Sunday, 1pm, Main Events
+2 Comedy is a unique comedy trio unlike anything currently in the stand-up comedy world. This original form of stand-up comedy is created solely for nerds. Their comedy is on such topics as Star Wars, video games, comic books, anime, D&D and the like. Having performed Armageddicon in 2010, they are making their triumphant return to Ohio to make you laugh and stuff.
You can see +2 at:
- Making Your Nerd Job a Reality Friday, 5pm Panel 1
- +2 Comedy Friday, 8pm, Main Events
- Japanese Fetishes Saturday, 11pm, Panel 2
- Chatroulette Smarts Saturday Night, 1am Panel 2
The Fishnet Mafia has been a mainstay of Columbus Ohio counter culture for a long enough time that a world without them is difficult to imagine. Performing a monthly shadow cast of the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show", this band of aliens, transvestites, cannibals, and upright newlyweds will be giving a once in a lifetime anime-induced performance of their stage show Friday night at Revoluticon!
You can see The Fishnet Mafia at:
- Rocky Horror Picture Show Friday, 9pm Panel 1
Originating as a print-on-demand magazine, the staff at ACP are sworn to "put the culture back into counter culture" through critical analysis and discourse, and by holding pop and sub-pop media to the same standards as classic and contemporary literature and film.
You can see ACP at:
- Critical Film Analysis Friday, Midnight, Panel 3
- A Feminists View on Klingons Saturday 10am, Panel 1
- The Necessary Use and Conventions of Loss in Video Games Saturday, 4pm, Panel 3
- Homestuck Saturday , 10pm Panel 1
(I think they bake cheese into little pastries...)
Their brooms may not fly, but the OSU Quidditch League still brings the magic of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter sport to life, with a few changes to accommodate muggle limitations. You can spot them on campus practicing for matches throughout the year: just keep an eye out for the tall goal posts and kids running around on broomsticks. While it may look odd to some, quidditch is not just a fantasy–it is a growing international sport, with more than 500 teams worldwide. As a member of the International Quidditch Association, they compete each year with other teams around the country, as well as on an international scale at the Quidditch World Cup.
You can see them at:
- Quidditch! Saturday, Noon, Outside
- Pool Quidditch? It might just happen randomly.
Nerdcore rap duo of exceptional tallent. May on occassion punt puppies.
This page is just for Revoluticon, our non-anime con for anime fans, to see our other events please go to our event page, and don't forget to check out all the weekly and monthly activities in Central Ohio on our community events page!
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