Kids and family movies scheduled for release through Spring 2013:
DINO TIME (Release postponed - new date unknown, PG)
ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (February 14)
JACK THE GIANT SLAYER* (March 1)
OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (March 8)
THE CROODS (March 22)
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION* (March 29)
JURASSIC PARK 3D* (April 5, PG-13)
IRON MAN 3* (May 3)
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS* (May 17)
EPIC (May 24)
MAN OF STEEL* (June 14)
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (June 21)
*Heads-up to parents:
Some movies listed may be rated PG-13. All movies listed are categorized as family or children's movies; including movies that are marketed to kids and that kids will probably want to see (like super hero movies, Twilight, and Hunger Games). For ratings and reviews, our favorite site is CommonSenseMedia.org
Piracy Boosts Anime Sales, Says Japanese Government Study
'A prestigious economics think-tank of the Japanese government published a study
in 2011 which concluded that online piracy of anime shows actually increases sales of DVDs. The conclusion stands in sharp contrast with the entertainment industry's claims that "illicit" downloading is leading to billions of dollars in losses worldwide. It also puts the increased anti-piracy efforts of the anime industry in doubt.'
Anime, Comic and Manga Conventions
|Survival Guide to Comic and Manga Conventions
|Basic Con Survival Guide:
- Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
- Bring a bag and/or backpack.
- Bring water and snacks.
- Check out the area before going.
- Bring something to do while in line.
|Parents Taking Kids:
- If 0-5 years - don't take them.
- 6-7 years - good age to start taking them.
- 8-12 years - take portable video games:
- Nintendo Gameboy Color and/or Advanced Used Nintendo DS for IMing with PictoChat, MP3 player, iPhone/iPod Touch, Blackberry
|Kids Going Alone (13+)
- If it's their first con, only go for a day.
- Have older friend or sibling go along.
- Arrange a specific meeting place before going.
- Make sure they have a way to contact you.
- Go with your child up to registration.
- If you go, too, let them take the lead.
- Don't be afraid to let your child attend.
Upcoming Conventions and Events
To see all upcoming conventions and events with anime programming go to Conventions
; in their right menu bar you'll see a blue box with a list of "This Week's Conventions" - to see all scheduled conventions, click View the complete convention list.