Apologies! It's been too long since I've posted. I'm going to motivate myself to post about my research at least twice a month. I know I've said that before, but here's hoping I stick to it. ^_^
As usual, I had a blast at Sakuracon 2013. I really applaud the folks that put on this convention. I've been going without fail since I moved to the Puget Sound.
I only gave one panel this year. It's titled, Ghost without a face: exploring Hayao Miyazaki's Kaonashi/No-Face. Kaonashi literally translates as without face. He is such a fascinating and baffling character I could help but get side-tracked into researching the possible historic/contemporary the influences that inspired his creation. Here are the notes and slides from my presentation.