Aniwave

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Aniwave
Aniwave 2008 at Cameron Art Museum.jpg
Group photo of attendees at Aniwave in 2008
Status Active
Venue Wilmington Convention Center
Location(s) Wilmington, North Carolina
Country United States
Inaugurated 2007
Attendance 150 in 2009
Website
http://www.aniwave.org/

Aniwave is an annual festival combining several elements of an anime convention and a film festival, held since 2007 in the Cape Fear area of North Carolina.[1][2]

Programming[edit]

Aniwave's regularly featured events include film screenings, a cosplay picnic and photoshoot, and a dance party.

Cosplay[edit]

In the past, a cosplay picnic and photoshoot have been held during the festival which allowed all willing attendees to be photographed in costume by professional photographers.

History[edit]

Founded in 2007 by artist Michal Wisniowski, Aniwave was first held in Wilmington, North Carolina at the Cameron Art Museum and at Jengo's Playhouse as three separate events. The following year, in 2008, Aniwave continued with a three-event format and added Level 5 At City Stage as its third location.[3] In 2009, the festival was taken back to two locations, those being the Cameron Art Museum and The Soapbox.[4]

As of 2010, the 501(c)3 non-profit organization Aniwave, Inc. was formed to govern the growing festival. As a result, several changes in programming, location, and overall format have been made. The current location of Aniwave is the new Wilmington Convention Center in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina.

Past events[edit]

Dates Location Attend. Films/guests
Sep. 22, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, 2007 Cameron Art Museum, Jengo's Playhouse
Wilmington, North Carolina
30 Fata Morgana by Saben Kane, She and Her Cat by Makoto Shinkai, Cat Soup by Tatsuo Satō, and Voices of a Distant Star by Makoto Shinkai.
October 28–29, 2008 Cameron Art Museum, Jengo's Playhouse, Level 5 At City Stage
Wilmington, North Carolina
70 Yawara! (episode 1) by Hiroko Tokita, Otaku no Video by Takeshi Mori, Paprika by Satoshi Kon, Serial Experiments Lain by Ryutaro Nakamura, and Grave of the Fireflies by Isao Takahata.
October 24–15, 2009[clarification needed] Cameron Art Museum, The Soapbox
Wilmington, North Carolina
150 Origin: Spirits of the Past by Keiichi Sugiyama, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time by Mamoru Hosoda, The Sky Crawlers by Mamoru Oshii, Tekkon Kinkreet by Michael Arias, Dead Leaves by Hiroyuki Imaishi, and Interstella 5555 by Daft Punk in cooperation with Leiji Matsumoto, et al.
November 20, 2010 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
400 TBA
December 4, 2011 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
553 Adachi Trieu, Animyu, Miyagi Ryukyu Dance School, Marc Matney, Shaun O'Rourke, Amy Tipton, Sean P. O'Connell, Robin Dale Robertson, Dave Underwood, Jason Hatfield.
December 2012 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
TBA N/A
December 2013 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
TBA N/A
December 7, 2014 Wilmington Convention Center
Wilmington, North Carolina
TBA N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ Animanics: A new 'wave' of anime frenzy hits Wilmington, Encore, October 29, 2008, retrieved 2010-07-29 
  2. ^ Dineen, Caitlin (8 December 2013). "There's a reason to get all dressed up at Aniwave convention". Star News Online. Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Animanics: A new 'wave' of anime frenzy hits Wilmington, Encore, October 29, 2008, retrieved 2010-07-29 
  4. ^ Art with Depth: Aniwave reaches an eager audience, Encore, October 21, 2009, retrieved 2010-07-29 

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