Manga Panel: Hidden Gems


Looking for manga to read? We've assembled a panel of experts who will be happy to recommend you anything from underestimated classics to unknown novelties. Whether you're looking for amazing shojo manga from the seventies or a must-read just released, their banter has you covered.

Our panelists are:
Ho-Ling Wong – A professional translator of Japanese detective novels and an avid manga reader who is currently really into old-school shojo manga. Check out his blog at

Roderick Leeuwenhart – You might know him from Pindakaas & Sushi, AniWay, the Dutch Manga Awards... Roderick is everywhere and for good reasons.

Nicolle Lamerichs – This YaYcon staff member looks at fandom and media with an academic eye. Read more about her findings and musings at

Tamara van Staalduinen – Former game journalist, current editor-in-chief of AniWay Magazine, and proud owner of a manga collection that rivals the


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Dock 3 / Events room 3


Saturday 19:00 - 20:00

Ticket Sales Closed

Booth open: unknown

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  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
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