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Roland Kelts

New York, NY USA

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See also: Japanamerica and AnimeCons TV Interview

Roland Kelts is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller, Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US. As a journalist, essayist and columnist, he writes for several publications, such as: The New Yorker, Time, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek Japan, The Los Angeles Times, The Yomiuri, and The Japan Times, and is considered an authority on contemporary Japanese culture and media. He is a frequent commentator on CNN, NPR, NHK and the BBC. Recently, Kelts delivered lectures for TED Talks in Tokyo and The World Economic Forum in Tianjin. He is currently a 2017 Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, where he is working on a new book.



Convention Guest Appearances:
   Sakura-Con 2008 - March 28-30 in Seattle, WA
   New York Anime Festival 2008 - September 26-28 in New York, NY
   Katsucon 2009 - February 13-15 in Arlington, VA
   Sakura-Con 2009 - April 10-12 in Seattle, WA
   Anime at UMSL 2009 - October 3 in St. Louis, MO
   T-MODE 2010 - April 16-18 in Alexandria, VA
   Sakura-Con 2011 - April 22-24 in Seattle, WA
   Otakon 2011 - July 29-31 in Baltimore, MD
   New York Comic Con 2011 - October 13-16 in New York, NY
   Otakon 2013 - August 9-11 in Baltimore, MD
   Anime Central 2015 - May 15-17 in Rosemont, IL
   Waku Waku +NYC 2015 - August 29-30 in Brooklyn, NY
   Naka-Kon 2016 - March 11-13 in Overland Park, KS
   Nan Desu Kan 2016 - September 2-4 in Denver, CO
   Naka-Kon 2017 - March 10-12 in Overland Park, KS
   Anime Boston 2017 - March 31 - April 2 in Boston, MA
   Otakon 2017 - August 11-13 in Washington, DC
   Crunchyroll Expo 2017 - August 25-27 in Santa Clara, CA
   Naka-Kon 2018 - March 16-18 in Overland Park, KS
19 guest appearances

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