August 10 - August 12, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington DC, USA
Friday, August 10, 2018
10:45 PM - 11:45 PM
Panel 6 (Room 152)
A Brief History of Mecha: The Changing Symbolism of Giant Robots Over 50 Years [F]
Mecha! These huge machines have captured the hearts and minds of generations, despite the pretty darned odd concept. But why should you care? Has mecha had any impact on anime? Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology as he takes you on a trip from Gigantor through Gundam to the trends of today.