Dr. Bruce W. Gentry, Instructor of Religion in the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Religion at Southeast Missouri State University, and Lydia Gentry will lead a discussion on the religious and philosophical themes in the anime series "Full Metal Alchemist" and "Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood." Edward and Alphonse Elric's quest to reunited with their original bodies and other character storylines presents the viewer with a number of religious and philosophical questions such as the ancient question of "What does it mean to be human?" Many other basic themes include community, sacrifice (including human), and the intriguing alchemy theme of equal exchange.
Directions from the Exhibit Hall: Cross the skywalk to the east, go down the escalator, continue east down the hallway until you reach the corner, turn right and continue. The Grand Ballroom will be on your right.