Event Reports: Recon 2.0, Prof. Nurit Peled-Elhanan, and Louis Bohtlingk

On Saturday, September 15th, ABC Amsterdam hosted Recon 2.0, with the help of Diamond Comics and a wonderfully sunny day.

Anime and manga lovers came from near and far to join in the festivities: an artwork contest, several manga drawing workshops, a cosplay contest, a raffle and a pop quiz.  Judging by the crowds everyone had a great time – we certainly did!

Thanks to everyone who helped us make this event memorable: Manga School, Tea Tales, Aniway magazine, Noriko Aoki, Nishicon, Abunai, J-pop and of course Diamond Comics.  But the biggest thank you is reserved for all you manga enthusiast who joined us on the day!

For many, many more pictures, visit our Flickr page, aniday.nu or kakashi’s Facebook album.  If you want to share your own pictures, leave a comment and we’ll add your link!

Israeli professor Nurit Peled-Elhanan lectured and signed her book Palestine in Israeli School Books at both ABC Den Haag and ABC Amsterdam, on Thursday, September 20th, and Friday, September 21st, respectively.  Professor Peled-Elhanan was an enthusiastic speaker/author, and the audience at both events was engaged and lively – but with such an interesting topic that was going to be a given!

Author Louis Bohtlingk gave a presentation and signed his book Dare to Care at ABC Den Haag on September 22nd and ABC Amsterdam on September 23rd.  Both times, the event was followed by an Espresso Book Machine demonstration, with fresh copies of Dare to Care printed on the spot.  The EBM demonstration was enthusiastically received by all, including the author and his publisher!  🙂

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