Animekon 2011 in Barbados

This weekend (July 2-3) the 2011 Animekon is under way at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, Barbados. The Bajan Reporter emphasizes that a film to look out for this year is All Shades of Grey. It is a collaborative work between Matthew Clarke (art) and Nigel Lynch (script), which explores various pressing social issues, such as the impact of repatriated deportees on the crime scene.

Animekon events began on July 2, from 12:00-10:00pm, and continue on July 3, from 10:00am until 8:00pm. Besides contests, panel discussions, gaming, local art sales, and a scavenger hunt, other activities include the screening of seven animated films, and a presentation by featured guest Tobias Buckell.  Two other major events are: Cosplay, for those who like to escape reality and dress up as their favorite anime or superhero character and role-play with other cosplayers; and The Masquerade, an annual ‘cosplay’ competition, showcasing costumes inspired by movies, comic books, TV, fantasy, Japanese animation, and video games.

For more information, see and

See Matthew Clarke’s work at

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  1. hi, i am Matthew Clarke the illustrator of all shades of grey, thanks for posting on the blog but a few corrections: All Shades of Grey is a comic not a movie, and the link you have below is not my site or my work, that is another Matthew Clarke


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