Panels! Panels! Panels! More panels than you can shake a stick at and then some! Anime Central 2003 offered a huge variety of panels galore featuring many esteemed Guests of Honor, noted fans, and industry representatives from the domestic anime kingdoms all heading healthy discussions on various exciting anime and manga-related topics ranging from new shows, fan activities, industry follow-ups, historical perspectives, and other forms of fan entertainment lasting all throughout the day. Packed full of attendees, every single panel or activity offered something to learn from. If only school or work meetings were this stimulating.

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Anime Club Summit: Experienced officers of numerous anime clubs teamed up to offer sage advice on how to start up and maintain your own anime club.  Topics included geting members, managing tape libraries, weekend romps to anime and manga shopping paradise, club discounts, assigning officers, and establishing a good community network.

Directing and Voicing, notes from the Studio: Representatives from ADV Films headed this informative panel on the insides of the VA industry.  Topics included ADR, scripting, levels of emotion, psychology of the VA process, DVD easter eggs, history of dub timings and how the industry got rid of them to place more emphasis on acting skills, and much more.

Costume Construction Panel: Experienced costumers exhibited costumes inspired from Five Star Stories, Sakura Taisen, Fushigi Yugi, and Captain Harlock, and lent a boatload of advice and direction on how to make your own high-quality costumes with a tight budget.  Featured topics included researching materials, use of various sewing patterns, staying on budget, keeping it fun, use of interfacing, various threads for different fabrics, bathroom concerns, use of proper underwear for those really hot and hard to take off costumes, use of dyes for various fabrics, anti-gravity hair, hair dye horror stories, hall cosplay vs. competition, and much more!

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