“Skepticism Through Manga” in Montreal

Skepticism Through Manga panel & meetup

“Skepticism Through Manga” at Montreal’s annual anime convention, Otakuthon, 9-10pm on Friday, Aug. 13th, presented by Sara E. Mayhew. Cost to enter the convention on Friday is $20. The convention takes place at the Palais des Congrèss de Montreal.

Attention all Montreal skeptics! Come check out my panel and then join me afterwards for a skeptic meetup; The plans are to meet after the panel (which ends at 10pm) at the Suite 701 Lounge, not far from the convention:

Palais des Congrèss de Montreal
201 Avenue Viger Ouest,
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X7

Suite 701 Lounge
701 de la Place-d’Armes Cote
Montréal, QC H2Y 2C6

Please RSVP to the facebook event or by email: saramayhew@ztarr.net

I’m not too familiar with the area so if anyone has a better suggestion for a venue to meet up with afterwards, please let me know!

If you’re an anime fan too, weekend passes for the convention are also available–I’ll be holding a panel on Manga Storytelling: Writing and Illustration, on Saturday, for those interested in the process of creating manga.

I’d love the chance to get together and meet local skeptics in Montreal, so come on by! A description of my talk can be found here on my website. I look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Sara E. Mayhew

    International award-winning mangaka and 2009 TED Fellowship member, Sara E. Mayhew is a Canadian writer and illustrator striving to produce manga that promotes skepticism and critical thinking. Canada's prestigious graphic arts magazine, Applied Arts, featured her in their Young Blood article on "new talent commanding our attention". She has spoken on the TED Fellows stage at the TED 2009 conference in Long Beach, CA, and more recently at TEDActive 2010 in Palm Springs, CA. Currently, Sara is working on producing a new series, Legend of the Ztarr, that aims to introduce manga readers to skeptical and humanist values through storytelling. Her blog, There Are Four Lights, combines art and skepticism, with occasional pepperings of general geekdom and random cuteness.