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  • 2018 Character Festival to be held in celebration of National Family Month of May

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    Seoul City is scheduled to host the <2018 Character Festival> at Seoul Animation Center from May 5 to May 7 for three days. With the concept of <Traveling with Animation Characters>, over 20 famed animation characters in the country will participate in the character festival and communicate with citizens.

    <Seoul Animation Center Character Festival> is a festival which has been prepared to foster Korea’s contents industry and provide opportunity for a variety of cultural experiences to citizens. Welcoming its 7th year, the festival will showcase the native Korean characters and offer a wealth of attractions, food and refreshments and others for a fun-filled festive occasion.

    <Character Festival> will offer a variety of unique experiential programs (△making badges, △coloring activities, △postcard·stamp making, △face painting, △creating clay characters, △making rag dolls, △mini sports festival, etc.) and game programs (△board game zone, △playing badminton, △VR experience) for the enjoyment of families, loved ones and friends.

    The character parade, which is to begin at the “Seoul Animation Center,” will be the bonus gift of the festivities. Characters beloved by people regardless of age, gender or nationality will join hands with the citizens to create a parade that will provide an opportunity to heal for residents of the city and a meaningful memory of traveling in Seoul for tourists visiting Myeong-dong.

    Outline of the Festival

    • ○ Concept: Traveling with Animation Characters!
    • ○ Duration: May 5, 2018 – May 7, 2018 (three days)
    • ○ Venue: Seoul Animation Center
    • ○ Programs: Character parades, exhibitions, performances, experiential programs, etc.
    • ○ Admission fee: Children and Adolescents KRW 5,000 / Adults KRW 3,000 / Groups (over 10 persons) KRW 3,000
    • ※Free of charge for children of under 24 months, senior citizens over 65 years of age, and disabled persons
    2018 Character Festival to be held in celebration of National Family Month of May
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