New this year - Heroes Academy

We introduce the stage for you who are curious and like to learn new things. In Heroes Academy, our new stage at Comic Con Stockholm 2022, you will be able to take part in fun activities, interesting workshops and informative lectures. Hopefully you leave with lots of new knowledge, and maybe even a newfound interest!

You can learn more about all this!

FRIDAY

你好英雄 - learn Chinese

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Introduction to the Chinese language with teachers from the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University. Come and try to learn Chinese – it’s easier than you think! Take the opportunity to meet one of the teachers and feel for what it could be like to study a language at university.

How to build an R2-D2 yourself? Become a robot professional!

r2d2

We will show step by step how to build your own replica of R2-D2. A breakdown of the different materials and methods that can be used is reviewed and compared with how production robots are built. The activity takes place in collaboration with R2 Builders

Learn more about South Korean pop culture

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South Korean pop culture has taken the world by storm. The TV series Squid Game is the most streamed series ever on Netflix, the film Parasit is the very first non-English language film to be awarded an Oscar for best film and the music group BTS has broken record after record in the most streamed songs, albums and music videos in the world. But what exactly is South Korean pop culture and what makes it so interesting?

Vian Tahir, media scientist with over 500 hours in the k-drama world, and Elza Zandi, journalist with a penchant for horror, from the podcast ”Alltså.. Vad hände?!” discusses South Korean pop culture. They tell about icons, cult, tropics, pitfalls and codes in the culture. A lecture that suits both those who are curious to dive into the culture and those who are already in the rabbit hole but want to learn more.

LEARN TO DANCE TO KOREAN POP

During this activity you will learn more about K-Pop Dance, and of course you will also learn a dance choreography to excel with. The workshop takes place in collaboration with the dance group UNITED. Check out their Instagram here.

”UNITED is a 9 member group located in Stockholm.  The crew came to life in 2020 and we’ve been going strong ever since. UNITED’s name represents our unity as we have different dance styles and flavors, with that in mind we chose to unite together in our differences within dance and create something new and fresh. We take pride in our passion and hope to show everybody our hard work with a humble attitude”

Studying Queer Asia via Manga

queer asia

How Asian Studies and Queer Studies interrelate will be demonstrated through the lens of graphic narratives associated with Japan. The lecture takes place in collaboration with Stockholm University and will be in English.

SATURDAY

안녕 영웅 - learn Korean

koreanska

Introduction to the Korean language with teachers from the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University. Come and try to learn Korean – it’s easier than you think! Take the opportunity to meet one of the teachers and feel for what it could be like to study a language at university.

Get started playing role-playing games!

Learn all about how to get started with role-playing games from a professional! Learn about role-playing games, beginner-friendly games and some basic game management tips. In collaboration with Gabrielle de Bourg. 

Learn more about the original R2-D2 and how it was designed

r2d2

We will go in depth with the most beloved robot in Star Wars, its history and construction in particular. A comparison with how the latest R2-D2 has been constructed for the new films will also be made. In collaboration with R2 Builders.

SUNDAY

こんにちはヒーロー - learn Japanese

japanska

Introduction to the Japanese language with teachers from the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Stockholm University. Come and try to learn Japanese – it’s easier than you think! Take the opportunity to meet one of the teachers and feel for what it could be like to study a language at university.

What can a university course do for manga?

The talk introduces how a university course can work as a site for close readings of graphic narratives associated with Japan, and encounters between readers with highly diverse backgrounds. The lecture takes place in collaboration with Stockholm University and will be in English.

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