Monday, January 11, 2010

Activities This January!

I would like to cover a couple of anime related events that are happening in Omaha later this month.

A couple of weeks ago I got a Facebook invitation to an Ani-Rave. Not being an aficionado of the music scene, I had to look up exactly what a Rave is. Their poster gave away that it must be music related. Anyway a Rave is term originating in the 1980’s and 90’s for a dance party, usually associated with fast-paced electronic music and a light show. So the people who bring you OtakuOmaha are putting on an anime related dance party to help get us out of the mid-winter blues. And boy do we need it.

Saturday January 16th they have contracted the main ballroom of the Comfort Inn & Suites at 72nd & Grover for the night. Official events start at 6PM with Karaoke followed by the dance from 8PM until 1AM. Admission is $8 but since this is also a food-raiser for the Omaha Food Bank, a donation of 6 canned food items will get your admission reduced to $6. Food, drinks and assorted goodies will be available for your enjoyment. It’s time to overcome your cabin-fever by getting out and kicking up your heels at the OtakuOmaha Ani-Rave.

Saturday January 23rd, Suncoast Video in the Westroads Mall is having an anime day in their store. In addition to discounts on anime items (buy one and get the second item at half price), they will be having a cosplay contest and possibly a trivia event (depending on turnout.

So put those shovels down, sally forth and meet kindred spirits at these two wonderfully timed events as this frigid month finally thaws.

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