The Spirituality of Dragon Ball Premiering at AM2 Convention

the spirituality of dragon ball goku shenlongI’m going to give my first Dragon Ball panel presentation! It will be at the AM2 (Animation, Manga and Music) Convention in Anaheim, California on June 16, 2012, from 4 – 5 pm.

The subject of the panel is “The Spirituality of Dragon Ball.”

Here’s the official description:

“Come learn about the spirituality, history, and martial arts culture of Dragon Ball. Discover what Ki is, learn how Chinese and Japanese culture inspired Akira Toriyama, and uncover the truth of the ancient martial arts that are displayed by Goku, Vegeta and the other Z-Warriors. 5,000 years of culture and history fused into an epic shonen battle manga… The secrets are finally revealed! From the author of The Dao of Dragon Ball book, Derek Padula.”


It’s an hour long show and there will be time at the end for questions. Plus you’ll be able to meet me in person. Who’d want to miss out on that, right?

The poem on the image above says:


I Am Coming Over the Mountain for You
I Am Coming Through the Stars and the Sky
I Am Coming Out From Where I Am
I Am Coming for You…”

That means I want the room packed with Dragon Ball fans. Let’s do this!!

Even if you don’t live in California, get on your Immortal Dragon and fly there!! The world is counting on you!!!

More info about the convention can be found at the AM2 website, along with the other panelists mentioned on Anime News Network.