P.S. If u will be at Artist Alley, pay my table a visit!
This panel would start at 12pm Friday! Look forward to meet you all there!!! Bring your doujin "loot" too!!!!
What on hell is doujin(同人)/doujinshi(同人誌)?
You might look at me now with an expression: "What on hell is this Japanese?"
Fear not, even if you never heard of this term before, if visiting artist alley at con is part of your con schedule, if you like check DeviantArt/Pixiv on the daily base, or if any of the names(ZUN, NASU, CLAMP) listed in the panel title rings a bell for ya, u might be more familiar with this term that you expected.
Doujin, or indie art creation, is an extremely essential part for the Eastern Asian anime world, to the point many major Eastern Asian cons like Comiket, Reitaisai, FF, CTW etc are only composed of only doujinshi selling and cosplay. It is also common to hear people spending
their fortune just for doujinshis...for god sake why?
...Some might call this madness, while some might comment "PFFT, that's all you got?"
Furthermore, many anime, manga or game that you are familiar with are inspired or originated from doujinshi or doujin group. Such as Higurashi, Tsukihime, Touhou(OF COURSE!), Magical Knight Rayearth or even more recently Maoyū Maō Yūsha.
Even if you aren't familiar with anime, you might at least heard of Homestuck or Katawa Shoujo.
...Yes, I said, Katawa Shoujo
Some of your doujin fans might now look at me and say "Well, that's all cool bro, but I am not here to listen to these FACTS that are like common sense to us" Don't worry, this is not another boring informational panel just for newbies. In fact, the more hardcore you are, the merrier!
...Indeed, this world needs more girl like her (=w=)
But here I digress, in sum, I will cover a wide range of topics including various misconception/myth about doujin culture(as reflected in the panel topic), sharing great works created by doujin artists, discussing the reason behind such popularity from both creator and consumer perspective, and last but not least, sharing my personal experience as a doujin artist.
...or maybe this have sum it up already />
More importantly, I am hyped to hear your opinion and passion too! Who knows, maybe at the end of the day, maybe even you want to give a try on creating your own fantasy world and share it with others! In fact, here is an announcement:
Anyone who is willing to share his or her purchase of doujin item(music, game, artwork etc), you get a FREE PRIZE from me!
This post has been edited by SargentJY: 18 May 2013 - 02:30 AM