An extract on #izmir
The fair itself is not limited to a theme, the participants are generally simply required to expose products with export or import potential, although each year a specific field of activity, a country and a Turkish province is put in limelight. The 2006 fair, for example, had organic farming and renewable energy sources (RES) as main themes, with participants to the fair from Austria as privileged partners at international level, and those from Turkey's Denizli Province at national level. Fields of activity or expertise relating to such sectors as the automotive industry, electric tools and devices, electronics, working machinery and equipment, foodstuff and packaging have always been well represented in zmir Fair. The 2006 fair was expected to be visited by up to a million and a half people. 80 thousand meter squares of exposition space will be used, 25 thousand of which is covered space. The venue of the event, Kltrpark, corresponds to the city quarters ravaged by the 1922 Great Fire of Smyrna, although there are plans to establish a new site in Gaziemir.
Izmir was a candidate to host Expo 2015, however Milan won the bid in an 86 to 65 vote.
Anime clubs gave rise to anime conventions in the 1990s with the "anime boom", a period marked by increased popularity of anime. These conventions are dedicated to anime and manga and include elements like cosplay contests and industry talk panels. Cosplay, a portmanteau for "costume play", is not unique to anime and has become popular in contests and masquerades at anime conventions. Japanese culture and words have entered English usage through the popularity of the medium, including otaku, a derogatory Japanese term commonly used in English to denote a fan of anime and manga. Another word that has arisen describing fans in the United States is wapanese meaning White individuals who desire to be Japanese, or later known as weeaboo for individuals who demonstrate a strong interest in Japanese anime subculture, which is a term that originated from abusive content posted on the popular bulletin board website 4chan.org. Anime enthusiasts have produced fan fiction and fan art, including computer wallpaper and anime music videos.
The region's history can be traced back to the Bronze Age Hattic civilization, which was succeeded in the 2nd millennium BC by the Hittites, in the 10th century BC by the Phrygians, and later by the Lydians, Persians, Greeks, Galatians, Romans, Byzantines, and Turks (the Seljuk Sultanate of Rm, the Ottoman Empire and finally republican Turkey).