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As a benefit for purchasing the regular or limited edition of Shingeki no Kyojin Volume 17, Animate stores in Japan will be giving out an additional illustration card based on the 2015 May Edition of Bessatsu Shonen Magazine.

The illustration card features Levi, Erwin, and Eren, who were featured on the May Bessatsu Cover as the winners of the magazine’s second official Shingeki no Kyojin Popularity Poll.

Shingeki no Kyojin Volume 17 will be released in Japan August 7th with the regular edition retailing at 429 yen and the special edition retailing at 980 yen, both excluding tax. 

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20 Years of Ornerakis Art School

The theme was “what does Ornerakis School mean to you?” and I chose to go with the first thing that popped to mind. I wasn’t good enough when I joined; I was too freshly out of high school, I was lazy and insultingly unwilling to work properly. I didn’t do half as well as I could if I had just accepted that I needed to work harder for my own sake. But I learnt a lot of amazing things, met a lot of awesome people, and had incredible teachers who showed me the right way and let me walk it on my own. I am forever grateful, and I promise to them that I will work much harder in the future.

The drawing was used for the celebratory exhibition featuring works of most artists that have graduated the school in the past 20 years (and I almost forgive them for misgendering and birthnaming me).

Ornerakis School of Applied Arts is located in Kypseli, Athens, Greece, and is still going strong. And sue me, I highly recommend it.

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Kevin Conroy Brings the Sting of Justice to "Turbo FAST"

Actor Kevin Conroy is a veteran of stage, screen, and voiceover, but to many fans, he is the definitive voice of Batman. Mr. Conroy played the character starting in 1992 with Batman the Animated Series and continued on through Superman the Animated Series, Justice League, and several of the DC animated direct-to-video features and in…

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Danish Girl film starring Eddie Redmayne set for Venice premiere

From the BBC

Eddie Redmayne’s first film since his Theory of Everything Oscar triumph is to have its world premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
The Danish Girl, in which the actor plays one of the first people to have sex reassignment surgery, is one of 21 titles up for its Golden Lion award.
It was announced on Tuesday that Tom Hooper’s biopic of Lili Elbe will also screen at the Toronto Film Festival.
The Venice Film Festival runs from 2 to 12 September.
Other titles in the main competition line-up include Heart of a Dog, the directorial feature debut of US musician Laurie Anderson; Beasts of No Nation, a drama about an African civil war starring Idris Elba; and Anomalisa, Charlie Kaufman’s first animated feature.
The event will kick off with a screening of mountaineering drama Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley, and features an out-of competition screening of Black Mass, a crime drama starring Johnny Depp as infamous mobster Whitey Bulger.
Venice is one of the world’s oldest film festivals and is often used as a launch pad for films hoping to receive accolades in the upcoming awards season.
Birdman, last year’s opening night film, went on to be named best picture at this year’s Academy Awards, while Gravity had its premiere at the 2013 edition.
A full list of this year’s Venice line-up is available on the official festival site.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-33701964

Toronto Draws Return of American Psychological Association Annual Convention to City for Seventh Time

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - For the seventh time in almost 40 years, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States is returning to Toronto for their annual convention. The 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention is drawing approximately 9,000 people to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for four days of education and networking opportunities, and the event is expected to boost the local economy with an estimated $25.6 million in hospitality spending.

MTCC’s expansive meeting and exhibit space, as well as its convenient location in the core of the city, made Toronto the ideal choice in APA’s selection of a host city for its 2015 convention. More than 1,000 sessions are on the agenda, and the exhibit hall will feature a comprehensive selection of psychological products and services, as well as new tools, resources, and the latest in published works. In addition to an exciting and robust educational component to the convention, attendees are enthusiastically anticipating their return to Toronto. The city has previously hosted APA’s Annual Convention on six occasions: 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 2003, and 2009.

“Toronto has always been a popular city with our attendees,” said Candy Won, Director of Conventions and Meetings of APA. “They like the comfortable cooler climate, the friendly people, and the clean and safe city streets in addition to the wide array of restaurants and other attractions.”

“We’re delighted to welcome APA back to Toronto for a seventh time for their Annual Convention,” said Barry Smith, President and CEO of MTCC. “Our vibrant metropolis has had the pleasure of hosting this event multiple times before, and the return of APA is a testament to our city’s appeal as a top tier destination that draws tourists back again and again.”

About the American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. For further information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/index.aspx

About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 30 years, the Centre has hosted over 18,000 events, entertained more than 55 million guests and has added $5.1 billion in direct spending to the community. For further information, please visit http://www.mtccc.com/index.aspx

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Toronto Draws Return of American Psychological Association Annual Convention to City for Seventh Time

TORONTO, ON–(Marketwired - July 29, 2015) - For the seventh time in almost 40 years, the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States is returning to Toronto for their annual convention. The 2015 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention is drawing approximately 9,000 people to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) for four days of education and networking opportunities, and the event is expected to boost the local economy with an estimated $25.6 million in hospitality spending.

MTCC’s expansive meeting and exhibit space, as well as its convenient location in the core of the city, made Toronto the ideal choice in APA’s selection of a host city for its 2015 convention. More than 1,000 sessions are on the agenda, and the exhibit hall will feature a comprehensive selection of psychological products and services, as well as new tools, resources, and the latest in published works. In addition to an exciting and robust educational component to the convention, attendees are enthusiastically anticipating their return to Toronto. The city has previously hosted APA’s Annual Convention on six occasions: 1978, 1984, 1993, 1996, 2003, and 2009.

“Toronto has always been a popular city with our attendees,” said Candy Won, Director of Conventions and Meetings of APA. “They like the comfortable cooler climate, the friendly people, and the clean and safe city streets in addition to the wide array of restaurants and other attractions.”

“We’re delighted to welcome APA back to Toronto for a seventh time for their Annual Convention,” said Barry Smith, President and CEO of MTCC. “Our vibrant metropolis has had the pleasure of hosting this event multiple times before, and the return of APA is a testament to our city’s appeal as a top tier destination that draws tourists back again and again.”

About the American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association, in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA’s membership includes more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students. Through its divisions in 54 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 60 state, territorial and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. For further information, please visit: http://www.apa.org/index.aspx

About the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is Canada’s number one convention and trade show facility. Over the past 30 years, the Centre has hosted over 18,000 events, entertained more than 55 million guests and has added $5.1 billion in direct spending to the community. For further information, please visit http://www.mtccc.com/index.aspx

The following files are available for download:

20 Wedding Ideas for Amazing Ceremony Structures

20 Wedding Ideas for Amazing Ceremony Structures

The altar is a great place to really show off! These amazing wedding ideas for ceremony structures (e.g., chuppahs, arches, and backdrops ) are designed to draw much attention to the bride and grown, creating an intimate frame as lovers exchange vows. A well-designed structure is the perfect focal point for guests and one of the greatest props in an epic photo opp. And I do mean “epic.” Featured…

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Eternal Return from Dragon’s Dogma performed by Video Game Orchestra featuring Ingrid Gerdes on Vocals and Tadayoshi Makino, the composer of the game, on lead guitar himself.

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Arakawa herself has commented that she makes an active effort into maintaining a varied and complex female supporting cast. In one of the afterwords of her art books, she worried there were not enough female characters in Fullmetal Alchemist yet. More were introduced soon after.

She also admitted that for Fullmetal, she wanted to bring Winry Rockbell (one of the main female characters) and other women in earlier to balance out what she thought was a low amount of women in the first chapters, but editorial denied her. (Ironically enough, Winry shows up within the first two episodes of both anime adaptations of the story, retroactively granting Arakawa’s wish.)

Arakawa states in volume 12 of Fullmetal that it was being surrounded by hard working women for most of her life that inspired her dedication to featuring hardworking, active women in her work. “Our family motto is ‘those who don’t work, don’t deserve to eat.’ Everyone has to work hard to make ends meet, including women and kids. That’s the reason there are so many working women in Fullmetal.”

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Get to Know a Manga Artist: The Unstoppable Hiromu Arakawa

I love Arakawa and how important she wants women to be in her stories. 

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I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came by my table at Manchester MCM Comic Con last weekend - I had a amazing weekend! Special thanks to my sister for coming along to help with toilet breaks and to my Dad for making sure we didn’t miss a connection train and got to the con on time (ahh the train doors wouldn’t work).

And thank you to the lovely Babymetal cosplayers I met on Sunday - sorry I didn’t catch your names (please let me know and I’ll happily add links to my blog posts)

I had quite a few people ask about the music zine with Sarah Fogg’s Babymetal cover/feature over the weekend - I still have 3 copies left in stock and they are available to order through Etsy. I’m hoping to print more ready for autumn events.

My next convention will be at ICE - that’s International Comics Expo in Birmingham city center (not far from New Street) on Saturday 5th September 2015. I’ll be sharing a table with Laura/PinkAppleJam!

If you’re local to the Birmingham area - don’t forget there is a Laydeez Do Comics meeting next week! starts at 6pm on Monday 3rd August - Guest speakers are Selina Locke, Hunt Emerson, Charlotta Salmi & Alex Birch - more info about the event at the LDC Birmingham Facebook page. (you don’t have to be a laydee to attend the event)

phew, is that everything?