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NEWS TIP: Pixels, Panels and Prose Colloquium at UT Tyler April 9

April 7, 2011

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler

Students within The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Literature and Languages will hold a public colloquium Saturday, April 9.

The “Pixels, Panels, and Prose: Pop-Culture in Animation & Beyond” Colloquium will be 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the University Center theater.

The event is to provide fans and professionals the opportunity to discuss the relevance of art-forms such as anime, film, video games and comic books in pop culture today.

Guest speakers include Crispin Freeman, professional voice actor; James Portnow, video game designer and owner of Divide by Zero Games; Dr. Marc Hairston, space physicist at UT Dallas; and Jesse Dobson, UT Tyler alumnus.

UT Tyler student speakers include Samantha Winn of Tyler, Tina Coleman Bausinger of Tyler, Hayley Wallace of Dallas and Michael Hale of Houston.

University sponsors are UT Tyler Department of Literature and Languages, Sigma Tau Delta, UT Tyler Anime Club, UT Tyler Game Club, Friends of the Arts and the honors program.

For more information or interviews, call Hannah Buchanan, 903.565.5769.

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