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Manifest (the anime convention in Melbourne) ceases

Yesterday Cari-An, President of Manifest conventions, announced that the Manifest committee met on Saturday. The Manifest committee made the heart-wrenching decision to close.

The reason given is that Manifest originally started as a group of people who wanted to watch anime and talk about Japan. Manifest started before the current super-saturation (TOO MANY) of pop culture conventions. For more information, read Cari-An’s post.

The current level – and ever-increasing level – of competition between pop culture conventions is not sustainable. I have been concerned that the number of pop-culture conventions competing for fans and fan dollars is going to cause an implosion.

I’m sure all the fans would like to thank Cari-An and her committee for all their hard work and wish them the best for the future.

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


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