Over the weekend, anime and manga enthusiasts and scholars flocked to MCAD for the Mechademia Conference on Asian Popular Cultures. The event, formerly known as SGMS (Schoolgirls and Mobile Suits), brings fans of Japanese pop culture together to celebrate and explore anime, manga, art, films, gaming, and fashion.
Anna Gulbrandsen Style from the 2012 Full Fashion Panic runway show at MCAD.
But the event is not just a bunch of fans fawning over the latest and greatest manga series -- it's got academic appeal, too. Mechademia director Frenchy Lunning describes the conference as a collection of scholars "discussing the prevalence of popular culture that goes global from Japan."More »