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LLNN 2014 Reports
Yaoi-con 2014
Burlingame, California
NEW!
Dragon-con 2014
Atlanta, Georgia
NEW!
Japan Expo 2014
San Mateo, California
NEW!
KCON 2014
Los Angeles, California
NEW!
Otakon 2014
Baltimore, Maryland
NEW!
Anime Expo 2014
Los Angeles, California

Bot-con 2014
Pasadena, California
NEW! 
Fanime-Con 2014
San Jose, California

Sabakon 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

Katsucon 2014
National Harbor, Maryland

Animation on Display 2014
San Francisco, California

AnimeLA 2014
Los Angeles, California

Otakon Vegas 2014
Las Vegas, Nevada


LLNN 2013 Reports
Long Beach Comic Expo
Long Beach, California

BlizzCon 2013
Anaheim, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dragon-con 2013
Atlanta, Georgia

KCON 2013
Los Angeles, California

Otakon 2013
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2013
Los Angeles, California

Bot-con 2013
San Diego, California

Fanime-Con 2013
San Jose, California

DAiCon 2013
Davis, California

Anime Conji 2013
San Diego, California

Kawaii-kon 2013
Honolulu, Hawaii

Katsucon 2013
National Harbor, Maryland

Ohayo-con 2013
Columbus, Ohio

AnimeLA 2013
Los Angeles, California


LLNN 2012 Reports
Anime USA 2012
Wardman Park, Washington D.C.

KCON 2012
Irvine, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dragon-con 2012
Atlanta, Georgia

AniMegaCon 2012
Las Vegas, Nevada

Otakon 2012
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2012
Los Angeles, California

Fanime-Con 2012
San Jose, California

Costume-con 2012
Tempe, Arizona

DAiCon 2012
Davis, California

Anime Boston 2012
Boston, Massachusetts

Katsucon 2012
National Harbor, Maryland

Ohayo-con 2012
Columbus, Ohio

Further Confusion 2012
San Jose, California

AnimeLA 2012
Los Angeles, California


LLNN 2011 Reports
AnimeUSA 2011
Arlington, Virginia

Pacific Media Expo 2011
Los Angeles, California

Yaoi-con 2011
Burlingame, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Dragon-con 2011
Atlanta, Georgia

Otakon 2011
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2011
Los Angeles, California

Fanime-Con 2011
San Jose, California

Kawaii-Kon 2011
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sakura-con 2011
Seattle, Washington

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival 2011
San Francisco, California

Momo-con 2011
Atlanta, Georgia

Katsucon 2011
National Harbor, Maryland

Ohayo-con 2011
Columbus, Ohio

Further Confusion 2011
San Jose, California

AnimeLA 2011
Los Angeles, California

LLNN 2010 Reports
AnimeUSA 2010
Arlington, Virginia

Yaoi-con 2010
Burlingame, California

Anime Destiny 2010
Berkeley, California

Dragon-con 2010
Atlanta, Georgia

Otakon 2010
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2010
Los Angeles, California

FanimeCon 2010
San Jose, California

Katsucon 2010
National Harbor, Maryland

Animation On Display 2010
San Francisco, California

Further Confusion 2010
San Jose, California


LLNN 2009 Reports
 AnimeUSA 2009
Arlington, Virginia

 Yaoi-con 2009

San Mateo, California

 Anime Destiny 2009

Berkeley, California
 Anime Weekend Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
 Nan Desu Kan 2009
Denver, Colorado
 Dragon-con 2009
Atlanta, Georgia
Otakon 2009
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2009
Los Angeles, California

FanimeCon 2009
San Jose, California

Katsucon 2009
Arlington, Virginia

Ohayo-con 2009
Columbus, Ohio

Further Confusion 2009
San Jose, California

LLNN 2008 Reports
 
AnimeUSA 2008
Arlington, Virginia

 
Yaoi-con 2008
San Mateo, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Nan Desu Kan 2008
Denver, Colorado

Dragon-con 2008
Altanta, Georgia

Otakon 2008
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2008
Los Angeles, California

FanimeCon 2008
San Jose, California

Costume-con 2008
San Jose, California

Kawaii-kon 2008
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sakura-con 2008
Seattle, Washington

Anime Boston 2008
Boston, Massachusetts

Katsucon 2008
Washington DC

Further Confusion 2008
San Jose, California

Ohayo-con 2008
Columbus, Ohio


LLNN 2007 Reports
AnimeUSA 2007
Arlington, Virginia

Yaoi-con 2007
San Francisco, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2007 Atlanta, Georgia
Animation On Display 2007
San Francisco, California

Otakon 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2007
Long Beach, California

FanimeCon 2007
San Jose, California

Anime Central 2007
Rosemont, Illinois

Anime Boston 2007
Boston, Massachusetts

Katsucon 2007
Washington D.C.

Anime LA 2007
Van Nuys, California

Ohayo-con 2007
Columbus, Ohio


LLNN 2006 Reports
AnimeUSA 2006
Vienna, Virginia

Yaoi-con 2006
San Francisco, California

Nan Desu Kan 2006
Denver, Colorado

Ani-Magic 2006
Lancaster, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2006 Atlanta, Georgia
Japantown Anime Faire 2006 San Francisco, California
 Dragon-con 2006
Atlanta, Georgia

 
Ani-Jam 2006
Fresno, California

 
Otakon 2006
Baltimore, Maryland

 
Anime Festival Orlando 2006 Orlando, Florida
 
Project A-kon 2006
Dallas Forth Worth, Texas

 Anime Expo 2006
Anaheim, California

 FanimeCon 2006
San Jose, California

Anime Central 2006
Rosemont, Illinois

San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival 2006
San Francisco, California

Kawaii-kon 2006
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sakura-con 2006
Seattle, Washington

 
Katsucon 2006
Washington D.C.

 
Anime LA 2006
Van Nuys, California
Ohayo-con 2006
Columbus, Ohio


LLNN 2005 Reports
Japantown Anime Faire 2005 San Francisco, California
 
Anime USA 2005
Vienna, Virginia

 
Anime Destiny 2005
Berkeley, California

 
Yaoi-con 2005
San Francisco, California

 
Ani-Magic 2005
Lancaster, California

 
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2005 Atlanta, Georgia
 
Nan Desu Kan 2005
Denver, Colorado

 
Dragon-con 2005
Atlanta, Georgia

 
Otakon 2005
Baltimore, Maryland

 
Comic Market 68
Tokyo, Japan

 
Anime Festival Orlando 6 Orlando, Florida
 
Comic-Con International 2005 San Diego, California
 
Anime Expo 2005
Anaheim, California

 
Project A-Kon 16
Dallas Forth Worth, Texas

 
FanimeCon 2005
San Jose, California

 
Anime North 2005
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 
Anime Central 2005
Rosemont, Illinois
 
Anime Boston 2005
Boston, Massachusetts

 
Kawaii-kon 2005
Honolulu, Hawaii

Sakura-con 2005
Seattle, Washington

 
MTAC Go! 2005
Nashville, Tennessee

 
Recca-con 2005
Pittsburg, California

 
Anime Overdose 2005
San Francisco, California

 
KatsuCon 11
Arlington, Virginia

Anime LA 2005
Van Nuys, California

OhayoCon 2005
Columbus, Ohio


LLNN 2004 Reports
Sugoi-con 2004
Covington, Kentucky
Anime Destiny 2004
Berkeley, California
Neko-con 2004
Chesapeake, Virginia

Yaoi-con 2004
San Francisco, California

Ani-Magic 2004
Valencia, California

Anime Weekend Atlanta 10
Atlanta, Georgia

Nan Desu Kan 8
Denver, Colorado

Japan Town Anime Faire 2004 San Francisco, California
Dragon*Con 2004
Atlanta, Georgia

Tales of Anime 2004
San Francisco, California

Anime Festival Orlando 5
Orlando, Florida

 
Otakon 2004
Baltimore, Maryland

Comic-Con International 2004  San Diego, California
AnimeExpo 2004
Anaheim, California

Project A-kon 15
Dallas Fort Worth, Texas
FanimeCon 2004
San Jose, California

Anime North 2004
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 Anime Central 2004
Rosemont, Illinois

Sakura-con 2004
Seattle, Washington

Cherry Blossom Festival
Anime Parade 2004

San Francisco, California

MTAC 4.01beta
Nashville, Tennessee

ReccaCon 2004
Pittsburg, California

Anime Overdose 2004
Santa Clara, California

KatsuCon 10
Arlington, Virginia

OhayoCon 2004
Columbus, Ohio

AX Tokyo 2004
Tokyo, Japan


LLNN 2003 Reports
SugoiCon 2003
Covington, Kentucky
Japan Expo 2003
Los Angeles, California

NekoCon 2003
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Yaoi-con 2003
San Francisco, California

Para-Con 2003
Santa Clara, California

Metreon Anime Festival
San Francisco, California

Ani-Magic 2003
Lancaster, California
Anime Weekend Atlanta 9
Atlanta, Georgia

Nan Desu Kan 7
Denver, Colorado
Japan Town
Anime Faire 2003
 
San Francisco, California

DragonCon 2003

Atlanta, Georgia

Comic Market 64
Tokyo, Japan

Otakon 2003
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Festival Orlando 4
Orlando, Florida

San Diego Comic-Con International 2003
San Diego, California
Anime Expo 2003

Anaheim, California

FanimeCon 2003
Santa Clara, California
Project A-Kon 14
Dallas Forth Worth, Texas

Anime Central 2003

Rosemont, Illinois

Cosplay.com 
Spring Break 2003

Irvine, California

Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Parade 2003
San Francisco, California
SakuraCon 2003
Seattle, Washington

Cosplay Boredom 0.5
San Francisco, California

Ani-Jam 2003
Fresno, California

KatsuCon 9 Arlington, Virginia
and followup KatsuCon 9.1
OhayoCon 2003
Columbus, Ohio


LLNN 2002 Reports
Char-Con 2002
Fashionable Fishnet Ninjas!

Las Vegas, Nevada

Michi Con 2002
Christmas Remix

San Francisco, California

Japan Expo 2002

Los Angeles, California

Neko Con 2002

Virginia Beach, Virginia

Sugoi Con 2002
Erlanger, Kentucky

Yaoi-con 2002

San Francisco, California

Sony Metreon Festival of Anime 2002
San Francisco, California

Ani-Magic 2002
Lancaster, California 

Anime Weekend Atlanta 8 Atlanta, Georgia
Nan Desu Kan 2002

Denver, Colorado

AXNY (Anime Expo New York) Times Square, New York
Anime Festival Orlando 3 Kissimmee, Florida
MTAC Pi (Middle Tennessee Anime Convention) 
Nashville, Tennessee

Comic-Con International 2002
San Diego, California
Otakon 2002
Baltimore, Maryland

Anime Expo 2002
Long Beach, California

Recca-con 2002
Pittsburg, California

Project A-kon 13
Dallas Fort Worth, Texas

Anime North 2002
Toronto, Canada

SakuraCon 2002
Seattle, Washington

FanimeCon 2002
Santa Clara, California

Anime Central 2002
Rosemont, Illinois

Katsucon 8
Baltimore, Maryland

J-Con 2002
Los Angeles, California

Michi Con 2002
Milpitas, California

LLNN 2001 Reports
Char Con 2001
Las Vegas, NV

Condensed Milk 2.0

Fullerton, California

Japan Expo 2001
Los Angeles, California

Sugoi Con 2001
Cincinnati, Ohio

Sony Metreon
Festival of Anime 2001

San Francisco, California

ParaCon 2001
Santa Clara, California

Ani-Magic 2001
Lancaster, California

YaoiCon 2001
San Francisco, California

Comic Market 60 and Tokyo Tour Tokyo, Japan
Anime Expo 2001 
Long Beach, California
Anime North 2001 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Anime Central 2001 
Arlington Heights, Illinois
SakuraCon 2001 
Everett, Washington
FanimeCon 2001
Santa Clara, California

LLNN 2000 Reports
Char Con 2000 
Special Black Tie Cosplay Edition! Las Vegas, Nevada
Sugoi Con 2000
Cincinnati, Ohio
Ani-Magic 2000
Lancaster, California
Anime Expo 2000
Anaheim, California
Anime Central 2000
Arlington Heights, Illinois
FanimeCon 2K
Santa Clara, California

LLNN 1999 Reports
Anime Expo 99
Anaheim, California
Anime Central 99
Rosemont, Illinois
FanimeCon 99 
Santa Clara, California

LLNN 1998 Reports
Anime Expo 98 
Anaheim, California

Other UCSR Reports
AX2000 Memories
AX98 Memories
AX97 Memories
AX96 Memories
AX95 Memories
AX94 Memories
AX93 Memories
AX92 Memories
SITE NEWS
With over 23 years of attending fandom conventions around the world, Usagichan.com remains by far the oldest and largest of all anime/sci-fi convention report websites to serve the worldwide community.

LLNN 2014 Schedule
Green = LLNN press coverage or attending only
Yellow = No date set

January
Otakon Vegas (1/3-5) NV
Anime-ZAP! (1/3-5) IL
IchibanCon
(1/9-12) NC

Anime LA (1/10-12) CA
Further Confusion (1/16-20) CA
OhayoCon (1/24-26) OH
Animation on Display (1/25-26) CA

February
UshiCon (2/7-9) TX
KawaKon (2/7-9) MO
KatsuCon (2/14-16) VA
Anime Milwaukee (2/14-16) WI
ConNooga (2/21-23) TN
GenericCon (2/28-3/2) NY

March
Anime Matsuri (3/14-16) TX
Naka-Kon (3/14-16) MO
MegaCon (3/21-23) FL

Con-nichiwa (3/21-23) AZ
Anime Boston (3/21-23) MA

April
Tekkoshocon (4/3-6) PA
Kawaii Kon (4/4-6) HI
Anime Detour (4/4-6) MN
Anime St. Louis (4/11-13) IL

Anime Conji (4/18-20) CA
MTAC (4/18-20) TN
Wonder-con
(4/18-20) CA
Sakura Con (4/18-20) WA
SF Cherry Blossom Festival (4/20) CA
Sabakon (4/26-27) NV


May
Anime Central (5/16-18) IL
Anime Oasis (5/23-26) ID
FanimeCon (5/23-26) CA
Anime North (5/23-25) Toronto, Canada
Animazement
(5/23-25) NC
MomoCon (5/23-25) GA
AniMinneapolis (5/23-25) MN

June
Colossal-con (6/5-8) OH
Project A-kon (6/6-8) TX
HamaCon (6/6-8) AL
AnimeNEXT (6/6-8) NJ
OMG-con (6/13-15) KY
Anime Mid-Atlantic (6/13-15) VA
Port-con Maine (6/19-22) ME
Bot-con
(6/19-22) CA


July
Florida Supercon (7/3-6) FL
Anime Expo (7/3-6) CA
Anime Midwest (7/4-6) IL
MetroCon (7/11-13) FL
QC Anime-zing! (7/11-13) IA
San-Japan (7/18-20) TX
Comic-con International (7/24-27) CA
Anime Iowa (7/25-27) IA

Anime Festival Orlando (7/25-27) FL

August
Ikasu-con (8/1-3) IN
Mecha-con (8/1-3) FL
Anime Overload (8/8-10) TX
Otakon (8/8-10) MD
KCON (8/9-10) CA
Anime Fest (8/15-18) TX
Ani-Jam (8/16-17) CA
Anime California (8/22-24) CA
Japan Expo (8/22-24) CA
Sac-Anime (8/29-31) CA


September
Dragon-con (8/29-9/1) GA
Kumoricon (8/29-9/1) WA
Nan Desu Kan
(9/12-14) CO
Yaoi-con (9/12-14) CA
Anime Weekend Atlanta (9/26-28) GA
Long Beach Comic Expo (9/27-28)

October
Mizu-con (10/3-5) FL
Anime USA (10/3-5) VA
Kraken Con (10/4-5) CA
Macross World
(10/4) CA
New York Comic Con
(10/9-12) NY
Tsubasa-con (10/10-12) WV
Anime Banzai (10/10-12) UT

Snafu-con (10/24-26) NV
Anime Nebraskon (10/31-11/2) NE
Youmacon (10/30-11/2) MI
ComiKaze Expo (10/31-11/2) CA


November
Pacific Media Expo (11/7-9) CA
Neko-con (11/7-9) VA
Bakuretsu-con (11/14-16) VT

ILLUSTRATION
MangaWorks
Just a little bit of Lionel's extensive illustration history

UCSR Artwork Galleries Custom anime artwork for UCSR friends
Laurie Five's 1995 Fashionable Homepage
Artwork for Ikibomot Fan Fiction
AX96 Poster
Largest and most popular all-anime/manga poster in existence (2500+!)

WEBSITE FUN
MovieBoyz Expo 98
We know how to hold 
our own little cons...

UCCG / LLNN at 
Japan Expo 2001

Highway 18 Diecast Metal Vehicles 
1/18th Scale Photo Galleries
Project HelloKitty98
When Intel engineers drink
too much coffee...
iMak Website
Photo Gallery of Ryoohki and friends in iMac style
Ryoohki's 1996 
Extreme Vacation! 
Photo Galleries of Ryoohki 
gone berserk

I keep getting asked this numerous times, so here goes:

Q: Why "Usagichan Company"?  And what does it mean?

A: "Usagichan Company Search and Rescue" is the name of a deep sea Salvage and Rescue operation from the manga Dark Whisper set in an alternate Earth reality.  Created by master artist Ikuto Yamashita who is also mecha designer for the popular anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion, Dark Whisper is a hardcore science fiction story about unraveling mysteries from a former United States of America after World War 3.  This brave new world is filled with beautiful ladies, stylish vehicles and high adventure.  This website was originally supposed to be a fansite about the manga, but it eventually evolved into real-life intrigue and adventure surrounding the oddities of the anime conventions which is not unlike the manga's story itself.

Q: What is the goal of this site?

A: This site is dedicated to preserving the memories of our hobbies, using anime conventions as a medium of telling a very long story through pictures and reports.  I want a straight answer on what the conventions actually look like and who goes to these things, so that's another one of my personal endeavors.  Kind of like an informative travel brochure, and I'm glad most people see it that way.

COSPLAY DATABASE
American Cosplay Paradise

International Cosplay Database featuring photos, Masquerade videos, forums, cosplay contests, and more!
Cosplay.com
Database, schedules, photos, and forums for most anime conventions and cosplayers
Cosplay Lab
Database, cosplay photos, bios, cosplay contests, and much more!

COSPLAY SHOPPING
Naomi Cosplay
Costume and clothing commissioner with affordable prices, 23 years of sewing experience, and knowledge of Japanese clothing design
Arda Wigs
Wigs wigs wigs!  Top choice among cosplayers around the USA.

Head Kandi
Cyberpunk is the new black and if you want to look your best for 2011 then this is the place to shop at!
CosWorx
Wigs, costumes, plushies, video essentials, dollfie outfits and accessories, and custom photoshoots available from the largest online cosplay community in the world
Apple Sugar
California-based costume workshop specializing in Elegant Gothic Lolita and Aristocrat outfits and accessories

COSPLAY FRIENDS
Fleur de Lys
Hi-chan's Room
Mandy's Cosplay
Paper Wings Cosplay
PixieKitty

CONVENTION LINKS
Upcoming Cons
ConGoer

Rules adhered to by UCSR:
Lutz's First Law: The customer is not always right.
It's okay to argue with yourself or even punch yourself in 
the eye because sooner or later someone else will do it for you.
Lutz's Third Law: When everyone else is doing it, DON'T!
Use that thing in your head called imagination.  It could save your life.

Disclaimer: UCSR is a totally self-sustaining, non-profit company that accepts no payments, stipends, reimbursements, or financial assistance of any kind for any of the above offline and online services.