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Welcome to the schedule for Katsucon 19 in 2013!

Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

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Saturday, February 16 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Real Ninjas

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Real Ninjas is an overview of ninja history, lore, truth and the reality behind the shadowy assassins.  The ninja philosophy (drawn from primary texts like the Shonin-ki) will be discussed, some light will be shed on the wild stories of ninja magic and supernatural powers, and tales will be told of ninjas who actually lived.

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Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a knowledge otaku. In 2011, he received his MA in socio-cultural anthropology, and has traveled extensively, presenting lectures on fandom dynamics, Japanese culture and sacred practice in media, folklore and mythology. By day, he edits fiction, indulges in the occasional JRGP (he is an avid Poke-holic), and is currently compiling a book on the impact and representations of Japanese sacred culture in media. You can read some... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)