Anime Street Pavilion Takes Over San Francisco May 16th
SAN FRANCISCO (April 8, 2009) – Time to bust out that Sailor Moon or Pokemon outfit and celebrate otaku (anime fan) culture! Anime fans are in for a treat as the Anime Street Pavilion returns, once again, to the Asian Heritage Street Celebration on May 16, with a fun daylong program including an anime theme runway fashion show, an anime cosplay contest and masquerade, and Japanese rock performances.
The Anime Street Pavilion, which has been a feature of the nation’s largest pan Asian street fair since 2007, celebrates the otaku culture in the San Francisco Bay Area and comes complete with local anime vendors, giving attendees a chance to pick up the latest manga. Past performers have included crowd pleasers – Thee Out Mods, ArtBeat, The Random Ninjas, The Slants, and Lemon Drop Kick. This year the Pavilion will also showcase original anime clothing lines from Japanese and Bay Area fashion designers. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win prizes by showcasing their own homemade anime costumes on stage.
The Fifth Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2009 located at the Civic Center leading to Little Saigon and will feature J-cars, a Muay Thai kickboxing ring, scrumptious food, tons of arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, free hepatits B screenings, and more! The Asian Heritage Street Celebration gathers the diversity of the Asian American populations of the San Francisco Bay Area and promotes cross-cultural interaction through sharing of cultures, creation of innovative programs and entertaining activities for visitors and participants.
To participate in the Anime Pavilion as a vendor or to enter the Cosplay Contest visit
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