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Charles Dunbar


Anime Anthropologist
New York, NY USA

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Biography:
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled "Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities," was published soon after, and focused on anime convention participation, including stereotyping, spending habits, cosplay and con culture. Be sure to check out Charles Dunbar's website Study of Anime to keep up to date with his latest adventures.

   

 

Convention Guest Appearances:
2011
   Conbust 2011 - March 25-27 in Northampton, MA
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2011 - June 17-19 in Chesapeake, VA
   PortConMaine 2011 - June 23-26 in South Portland, ME
2012
   Ichibancon 2012 - January 5-8 in Charlotte, NC
   Conbust 2012 - March 30 - April 1 in Northampton, MA
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2012 - June 15-17 in Chesapeake, VA
   PortConMaine 2012 - June 21-24 in South Portland, ME
   Banzaicon 2012 - October 12-14 in Columbia, SC
   Anime USA 2012 - November 9-11 in Washington, DC
   Anime Punch: Armageddicon 2012 - December 21-23 in Columbus, OH
2013
   Ichibancon 2013 - January 11-13 in Charlotte, NC
   Risukon 2013 - March 2 in Scranton, PA convention cancelled
   Conbust 2013 - March 29-31 in Northampton, MA
   BAMCon 2013 - May 10-12 in Pittsfield, MA
   Colossalcon 2013 - June 6-9 in Sandusky, OH
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2013 - June 14-16 in Chesapeake, VA
   PortConMaine 2013 - June 20-23 in South Portland, ME
   Anime USA 2013 - September 13-15 in Washington, DC
2014
   Ichibancon 2014 - January 9-12 in Concord, NC
   Katsucon 2014 - February 14-16 in National Harbor, MD
   Ring of Fire 2014 - February 28 - March 2 in Virginia Beach, VA
   Triad Anime Convention 2014 - March 14-16 in Winston-Salem, NC
   Conbust 2014 - March 28-30 in Northampton, MA
   Tekko 2014 - April 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Shinboku Con 2014 - April 10-13 in Huron, OH
   Anime Southeast 2014 - May 9-11 in Sevierville, TN
   AnimeNEXT 2014 - June 6-8 in Somerset, NJ
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2014 - June 13-15 in Chesapeake, VA
   KuroKiiro Festival 2014 - August 29-31 in California, PA
   KantaiCon 2014 - September 6 in Mount Pleasant, SC
   Anime USA 2014 - October 3-5 in Washington, DC
   Banzaicon 2014 - October 10-12 in Columbia, SC
2015
   Ichibancon 2015 - January 1-4 in Concord, NC
   KotoriCon 2015 - January 9-10 in Sewell, NJ
   AlmaCon 2015 - February 6-8 in Alma, MI
   Katsucon 2015 - February 13-15 in National Harbor, MD
   Ring of Fire 2015 - February 27 - March 1 in Virginia Beach, VA
   TexanCon 2015 - March 27-29 in Stephenville, TX
   Tekko 2015 - April 16-19 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Shikacon 2015 - April 25-26 in Bristol, VA
   CloverCon 2015 - May 17 in Bridgewater, NJ
   Colossalcon 2015 - June 4-7 in Sandusky, OH
   AnimeNEXT 2015 - June 12-14 in Somerset, NJ
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2015 - June 19-21 in Chesapeake, VA
   KantaiCon 2015 - August 21-23 in Mount Pleasant, SC
   In-CON-Ceivable 2015 - August 28-30 in Northampton, MA
   Tsubasacon 2015 - October 9-11 in Huntington, WV
   Another Anime Convention 2015 - October 16-18 in Manchester, NH
   Banzaicon 2015 - October 30 - November 1 in Columbia, SC
   Sangawa Project 2015 - December 4-6 in Pittsburgh, PA
2016
   Ichibancon 2016 - December 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016 in Concord, NC
   KotoriCon 2016 - January 8-9 in Sewell, NJ
   Ohayocon 2016 - January 15-17 in Columbus, OH
   AlmaCon 2016 - February 5-7 in Alma, MI
   Katsucon 2016 - February 12-14 in National Harbor, MD
   Triad Anime Convention 2016 - March 11-13 in Winston-Salem, NC
   Ring of Fire 2016 - March 18-20 in Hampton, VA
   Zenkaikon 2016 - April 1-3 in Lancaster, PA
   Tekko 2016 - April 7-10 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Castle Point Anime Convention 2016 - April 23-24 in Hoboken, NJ
   Shikacon 2016 - April 30 - May 1 in Bristol, TN
   Anime Fan Fest 2016 - May 6-8 in Somerset, NJ
   Anime North 2016 - May 27-29 in Toronto, ON
   AnimeNEXT 2016 - June 10-12 in Atlantic City, NJ
   Anime Mid-Atlantic 2016 - June 17-19 in Chesapeake, VA
   PortConMaine 2016 - June 23-26 in South Portland, ME
   Glass City Con 2016 - July 16-17 in Toledo, OH
   Another Anime Convention 2016 - October 14-16 in Manchester, NH
   Anime USA 2016 - October 21-23 in Washington, DC
   Youmacon 2016 - November 3-6 in Detroit, MI
   Banzaicon 2016 - November 11-13 in Columbia, SC
   DerpyCon 2016 - November 18-20 in Morristown, NJ
   Sangawa Project 2016 - December 9-11 in Pittsburgh, PA
2017
   Ichibancon 2017 - December 29, 2016 - January 1, 2017 in Concord, NC
   KotoriCon 2017 - January 6-7 in Sewell, NJ
   ODUCon 2017 - January 27-29 in Norfolk, VA
   Triad Anime Convention 2017 - March 3-5 in Greensboro, NC
   Tekko 2017 - April 6-9 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Tora-Con 2017 - April 22-23 in Rochester, NY
   Zenkaikon 2017 - April 28-30 in Lancaster, PA
   Gojotekicon 2017 - May 5-7 in Ashland, OH
   Anime North 2017 - May 26-28 in Toronto, ON
   Colossalcon 2017 - June 1-4 in Sandusky, OH
   AnimeNEXT 2017 - June 9-11 in Atlantic City, NJ
   JAFAX 2017 - June 16-18 in Grand Rapids, MI
   Glass City Con 2017 - July 15-16 in Toledo, OH
   Wizard World Comic Con Columbus (Ohio) 2017 - August 4-6 in Columbus, OH
   Wizard World Comic Con Chicago 2017 - August 24-27 in Rosemont, IL
   Colossalcon East 2017 - September 8-10 in Pocono Manor, PA
   Animaine 2017 - November 10-12 in South Portland, ME
   DerpyCon 2017 - November 17-19 in Morristown, NJ
   Sangawa Project 2017 - December 8-10 in Pittsburgh, PA
2018
   Setsucon 2018 - January 27-28 in Altoona, PA
   Tekko 2018 - April 5-8 in Pittsburgh, PA
   Zenkaikon 2018 - May 4-6 in Lancaster, PA
   Hazard Con 2018 - July 13-15 in Erie, PA
95 guest appearances

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