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“What is Anime, Anyway?” A Conversation and Cosplay Mixer Hosted by Sebraé Harris

May 27, 2023

What is anime, anyway? And by the way, what is manga? And why are all those people wearing costumes? Over the weekend of May 27 and 28, the second annual Riverside Anime Con (anime convention) is happening at the Convention Center in downtown Riverside. In conjunction with this event, stop by Riverside Main Library Community Room from 12:00-2:00 PM on Saturday, May 27, for a conversation and Cosplay (costume play) mixer. Discover the differences – and similarities – between anime and manga, graphic novels and comics. Come dressed as you are, Cosplay costumes and street clothes alike, and be part of the conversation!

 Riverside Main Library is located at 3900 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501. This event is free and open to the public.

Sebraé Harris – AKA “StarLite Crystal” – is an African American artist, entrepreneur, and professional mangaka. He started drawing at the age of four, and began taking art seriously when he was eight. Sebraé is a graduate of Riverside City College with degrees in Fine & Applied Arts, Animation, and Business & Entrepreneurship. The Vermillion Speedateer is his first manga/comic series.

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