Welcome to the Cel Shaded Report's "staycation edition," in which your friendly neighborhood blogger, having spent most of his recent time and energy cleaning up and reorganizing his anime, manga and magazine shelves during a vacation that ultimately will have spanned 10 days by the time it wraps up on Saturday, sees a few events that are happening this weekend, does a quick writeup on them, posts them for everyone to see, then gets down to the real order of business: writing the first non-Manga Movable Feast-related review that I've written in this space in months.
Just because this particular edition is a bit abbreviated, though, doesn't make what's going on around town any less important. If you can make it out to any of these events, by all means do so:
Roy Chang's Cacy & Kiara library tour: Learn about the creative processes behind Cacy & Kiara and the Curse of the Ki'i, the new young adult novel by Roy, an Aiea Intermediate art teacher, MidWeek cartoonist and friend of the blog. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Aiea Library, 99-143 Moanalua Road; call 483-7333. After his talk is over, it would probably be worth it to browse at the library for a bit, step out for a bite to eat, or patronize MiniQ, because ...
Comic Jam Hawaii: ... this group of local artists is gathering to draw collaborative cartoons and other artwork and talk story for a special post-Cacy talk Jam at the library at 2 p.m. Saturday. Or, if you prefer, come to their meeting from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Pearlridge Center, on the Uptown side of the mall, in front of Hot Unique Imaging. Artists of all skill levels are welcomed. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/147779161986428 (Facebook login required).
nemu*nemu: Scott Yoshinaga and Audra Furuichi will be bringing their plush pups, prints, pins and other cool swag to the St. Andrew's Priory Holiday Fair at the school, 224 Queen Emma Square downtown, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. (Look for them in the gym.) Visit www.nemu-nemu.com for a complete list of events they'll be exhibiting at during this craft fair season (and check out their current story arc, a tribute to the Peanuts strips of yore).
idkwhat2wear: Hey, Hilo, it's your turn this weekend to get a crack at the pins and apparel sold by Terri Dux, Karl Miyashiro and the gang ... and I understand they'll be debuting a never-before-seen T-shirt design, at that. Look for them at the 25th annual Christmas Craft "EG"stravaganza at Edith Kanakaole Multipurpose Stadium in Hilo from 5 to 10 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $2 for ages 12 and up. Visit www.idkwhat2wear.com for a complete list of their events this craft fair season.