“Charles Dunbar is graduate of Hunter College, CUNY, where he received a BA in Religion and Anthropology and an MA in Cultural Anthropology. His thesis, Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities was published in 2011 and focused on anime convention participation, including spending habits, cosplay, demographics, communal behaviour and convention culture.“
Charles will be presenting his panel Pokemon as Mythic Narrative! We’re really looking forward to it!
Check out the description of his panel:
"Mythology tells the tale of lives through epic battles, conflicted characters, and encounters with all manner of strange and powerful creatures. It doesn't matter if these tales are spun from the web of a storyteller, or come to life in the palm of our hands. This lecture explores the idea of mythology, told to us through the medium of tiny monsters and the bonds we form with them."