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CAAMFest 2013

Astro Boy Costume Contest: Dress Up and Win Prizes!

Posted February 27th, 2013 by conorrabinovitz in CAAMFest 2013

To fans of Astro Boy cartoons, comics and movies; CAAMFest invites you to come dressed as your favorite Astro Boy character or robot to win tickets for the screening and other hot prizes!

Two ways to win:

1. Tag your photos #AstroBoy and #CAAMFest on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr by Saturday, March 16th. We’ll give tickets to the screening for outstanding costumes!

2. Attend the Astro Boy screening or Astro Boy Exhibition (free) in COSTUME. You’ll be given a raffle ticket for free manga / Astro Boy schwag, and maybe even a complimentary prize at the door…


Come as any character from Astro Boy, simply with Astro’s hairstyle, or as a character from another story or series, so long as they are some kind of robot. Since Astro is a character who fights for civil rights for robots, we want to ensure that fans of robots are well represented. For example, you can dress as characters like Data from Star Trek, Cyborg from Teen Titans, or even a classic pulp fiction robot! So come enjoy Astro Boy with us as your favorite robot character, or even in a home-made robot cosplay. We will have special prizes for best-dressed Astro Boy and Robot, the winner of which will be decided by the audience.

AstroboyCAAMFest Spotlight – Astro Boy: The Movie
New People
March 22, 2013 5:30 pm

Astro Boy is a young robot with incredible powers, created by a genius scientist who dreams of replacing his dead son. In a Metropolis-like futuristic city, our young hero embarks on a journey to find his place in the world, ultimately mastering his powers to protect those he loves from alien intruders. Beautifully crafted, smartly written and featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage and Charlize Theron, this 2009 adaptation of the famous manga is filled with a deep love and fan’s appreciation for the series. This family-friendly, charming film is bound to warm the hearts of the audience.


Astro Boy: The 60th Anniversary Exhibition (FREE)
SuperFrog Gallery
astroboy2March 22, 2013 7:00 pm

CAAM is thrilled to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of that icon of manga, anime, video games and the big screen: Astro Boy. A global sensation, Astro Boy is a touching story of a child’s dream of world peace. Starting as a Japanese manga in 1952 by Osamu Tezuka, Astro Boy was the first official anime released in America. Through the decades, Astro Boy has evolved, been remodeled and become a household name: his animated (and live action) TV series, many video games and toys, and most recently the 2009 film. Our Astro Boy spotlight will display many rare items to help celebrate the anniversary of this global hero, including rare TV episodes, classic manga, video games to play, and of course, Astro Boy, the film!

(Cosplay photo by PsychoShinji)