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Otakon welcomes writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts

Intern Intern - Friday, July 21, 2017

The Baltimore anime convention Otakon has added writers Frederik L. Schodt and Roland Kelts to their lineup!

Kelts is an expert on contemporary Japanese culture and author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture has Invaded the US, and Schodt is a renowned SBP author and translator whose latest work includes the Foreword INDIES winner and Eisner nominated graphic biography The Osamu Tezuka Story

Otakon 2017 will take place on the weekend of August 11th through the 13th. For more info and to check out the rest of the lineup, click here:


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