Anime Yourself

If you were a tween in the '90s and you did not watch Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon after school every day, well, congratulations you had a social life. Please turn the page now. For the rest of the Vampire-Princess-Miyu-watching, Demon-Hunter-Makaryuudo-loving, Akira-worshiping freaks, it's time to come blinking out into the sunlight again. It's Go time! The fifth-annual anime festival is being called Chibi-Pa: GO!! ("Go" being the pronunciation of the Japanese word for five.) This year, the three day orgy of cosplay, furrie-play, drunken karaoke, and general Japanese subculture decadence has relocated to the Hilton Airport Palm Beach Hotel (150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach). For the entire weekend, $30 will get you in -- not including hotel stay, of course. On Friday and Sunday, it's $15 at the door, $25 on Saturday. In addition to the general all-ages events, there will be a Hentai Cosplay Contest on Saturday night and a Hentai and Yaoi movie night. Visit for more information and registration.
Fri., Aug. 27; Sat., Aug. 28; Sun., Aug. 29, 2010
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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