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Anime Anonymous club hosts “Ki-Tori Con” on campus

Over the weekend, Oglethorpe’s Anime Anonymous club hosted its very first anime convention, “Ki-Tori Con.” For those uninitiated, the word anime (Japanese for animation) is used to describe all forms of animated media from Japan.

Anime Anonymous officers welcome Ki-Tori Con participants at the check in table.

The convention was open not only to Oglethorpe students, but also the greater Atlanta community.

Anime Anonymous filled the convention’s agenda with workshops, panels, and vendors that immersed participants in Japanese culture, video gaming culture, other pop culture media. The docket also included, of course, anime viewing parties.

Some of the highlights of Ki-Tori Con was the Super Smash Bros. game tournament, the Ki-Tori Con Rave, and the Peachy Maid Café.

The last day of the convention, Easter Sunday, featured a themed Easter egg hunt on the lawn near the Turner Lynch Campus Center.

“We had a blast planning this convention,” said Anime Anonymous officer Kendyll Washington ’20, “and we loved the turn out!”

A group of cosplayers pose for a photo during the Ki-Tori Con festivities. (Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime.)

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