2501 Stevens Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Region: Uptown/ Eat Street
As MCAD turns 125, folks can see why it continues to thrive as it once again hosts Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits, an internationally renowned conference that explores the world of manga and anime. The three-day event kicks off with one of the more whimsical and out-there MNFashion Week runway parties, the Full Panic Fashion Show. Looks hitting the catwalk will explore how Japanese style and pop culture intertwine with steam punk, cosplay, and Lolita styles. Lectures, workshops, and special happenings following the opening party include panel talks on gender and fandom drama, anime screenings, and a Mechademia Conference examining academic works related to the subjects. (Photo by Nic Abrego)
Fri., Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., 2011