Friday, March 1, 2024

Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival presents Summer Wars watch party in London

As part of BFI’s 2021 Japan Season, Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival is celebrating Japanese film making over the last 100 years by presenting the anime film, Summer Wars on Thursday, December 2 at the Two Brewers in Clapham, London.

Summer Wars is a sci-fi film directed by Mamoru Hosoda, known for their work on The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. In Summer Wars, viewers will join the timid protagonist Kenji Koiso as he fights to clear his name, as well as against an artificial intelligence known as Love Machine.

Queer Gaymers have chosen to screen Summer Wars for their Japan Season to show support for the “underserved queer anime, manga, cosplay and nerd community, and communities within”. And guess what, Gayming Magazine will be teaming up alongside London Gaymers, and Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Festival to deliver this event. The most exciting thing ever? Yeah, we think so too!

The event will be paired with a pre-screening Q&A and post-screening video game tournament on Thursday, December 2nd, at South London queer venue, the Two Brewers. 

The full event, including times and what to expect with each panel, can be found below:

  • 6:30pm – Doors Open
  • 7:00pm – Q&A / Gayming Panel
  • 7:30pm – Film Screening Starts
  • 9:30pm – Game Tournament
  • 11:00pm – Soft End / DJ’s Until 2am
  • 2:00am – Venue Close

If you’re intrigued and want to head on over to get in on all of the fun then you can visit the official event page and grab a ticket. Be there or be square!

Aimee Hart

[She/They] Aimee Hart is Editor-in-Chief of Gayming Magazine. She specializes in queer fandom, video games and tabletop, having started her career writing for numerous websites like The Verge, Polygon, Input Magazine and more. Her goal now is to boost LGBTQ+ voices in the video games industry.