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Gilles Poitras


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California, USA

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Biography:
Author and librarian Gilles Poitras will be at FanimeCon to share his vast knowledge of anime, manga, and related fan culture. His extensive resume displays a large body of work, from author of many popular books, such as The Anime Companion, Anime Essentials, and the Anime Companion 2, to contributor to magazines, including Newtype USA and Otaku USA. Mr. Poitras is also the "Access Services Librarian" at Golden Gate University in San Francisco, and serves as a senior board member of Mechademia, an annual scholarly anthology of essays on anime, manga and fan culture. He has also given all-day workshops for librarians, introduced anime films at the Smithsonian, and even taught a course on the subject of anime for Pixar staff.

 

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
1999
   FanimeCon 1999 - March 19-21 in San Jose, CA
   Anime Expo 1999 - July 16-18 in Anaheim, CA
   AnimeFEST 1999 - September 3-6 in Dallas, TX
2000
   FanimeCon 2000 - February 24-27 in Santa Clara, CA
   A-Kon 2000 - June 2 in Dallas, TX
   Otakon 2000 - August 4-6 in Baltimore, MD
2001
   Otakon 2001 - August 10-12 in Baltimore, MD
   Yaoi-Con 2001 - September 1 in San Francisco, CA
2002
   FanimeCon 2002 - April 26-28 in Santa Clara, CA
   RECCA Con 2002 - June 8-9 in Pittsburg, CA
   Otakon 2002 - July 26-28 in Baltimore, MD
2003
   Anime Overdose 2003 - May 3-4 in Santa Clara, CA
   FanimeCon 2003 - June 20-22 in Santa Clara, CA
   JapanTown Anime Faire 2003 - September 13-14 in San Francisco, CA
2004
   Anime Overdose 2004 - March 5-6 in Santa Clara, CA
   FanimeCon 2004 - May 28-31 in San Jose, CA
2005
   Anime Overdose 2005 - March 4-6 in San Francisco, CA
   FanimeCon 2005 - May 27-30 in San Jose, CA
2006
   FanimeCon 2006 - May 26-29 in San Jose, CA
   AOD: San Francisco Animation Convention 2006 - August 4-6 in San Francisco, CA
2007
   FanimeCon 2007 - May 25-28 in San Jose, CA
2008
   FanimeCon 2008 - May 23-26 in San Jose, CA
2009
   FanimeCon 2009 - May 22-25 in San Jose, CA
   Anime at UMSL 2009 - October 3 in St. Louis, MO live via video feed
2010
   FanimeCon 2010 - May 28-31 in San Jose, CA
   Schoolgirls and Mobilesuits 2010 - September 24-26 in Minneapolis, MN
2011
   FanimeCon 2011 - May 27-30 in San Jose, CA
2012
   FanimeCon 2012 - May 25-28 in San Jose, CA
2013
   FanimeCon 2013 - May 24-27 in San Jose, CA
2014
   FanimeCon 2014 - May 23-26 in San Jose, CA
   A-Kon 2014 - June 6-8 in Dallas, TX
2015
   FanimeCon 2015 - May 22-25 in San Jose, CA
2016
   FanimeCon 2016 - May 27-30 in San Jose, CA
   AnimeFest 2016 - August 12-15 in Dallas, TX
33 guest appearances

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