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Swancon week off Saturday 26th March, 2016


Regular JAFWA will resume on April 9th.

JAFWA is taking March 26th off due to the convention season. People will be going to SwanCon, or otherwise enjoying the long weekend. It is also the season of Hot Cross Buns and religious observances.

However, you can support JAFWA by coming down to Cannington Bunnings on Saturday March 26, where we will be running the sausage sizzle between 8AM and 4PM. Hmmmm, sizzled sausage…. In a bun.

Dates of Interest

  • Saturday March 26th – JAFWA is doing a Bunnings Sausage sizzle at Cannington. Come for the sausage in a bun, or maybe even try volunteering to create the sausage in a bun.
  • March 24th to 28thSwanCon at Pan Pacific Hotel.
  • April 2nd to 3rdOz ComicCon at Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • September 3rd to 4thEvolve 2016 Pop Culture Expo HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont, Western Australia.

And never forget the other theatrical releases forthcoming from reelanime.

Academic seeks help from anime fans

Laurinda van Tonder is currently completing her Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa. Her research dissertation looks at the language learning potential of subtitled media with specific focus on the unique phenomenon of anime fans who managed to learn Japanese from watching anime. She believes that there are features specific to anime and/or anime fans that are responsible for the perceived increase in language learning (which are not found with other types of subtitled media and their viewers).

In order to investigate this, one component of her research is an online questionnaire addressing general viewing habits as well as their engagement with the anime community. As Anime and Manga Societies are one of the few places where anime fans gather, we are an ideal place to find eligible respondents.

JAFWA members are encouraged to, if possible, assist Laurinda by completing her online questionnaire

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