|AFO5's weekend full of
panels and discussions had a full schedule of interesting things to learn and participate in.
From industry leaders to fan functions, fans could sit in and listen to everything from
computer animation to cosplay, manga development to trivia shows, and voice acting to AMVs.
Anime Festival Orlando 5
| What's Up with IronCat: Storytelling with Steve Bennett is always a
favorite pasttime for con-goers. Casual news and updates about the IronCat experience
included travels around the US, personal history, con stories, how IronCat became I.C.
Entertainment, and incorporating both adult and children's manga in their expanding
selection of titles.
|| Sailor Moon Trivia: Ever since the new Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon
TV series aired, fans of new and old restarted the trivia and once again Sailor Moon is in
the spotlight. Topics included talking about the characters, favorite episodes,
comparing the backgrounds of the manga with the anime and TV series, and joining fan clubs.
| Super Dollfie Party: Guys have their character resin kits, and girls
have their dollfies! Proud owners of this expanding hobby showed off their latest
dress-ups and also practiced building new models for display. Members talked about the
latest fashions, and shared shopping resources like poshdolls.com and Volks Shop.
|| Panel of Doom!: Just when you thought it was safe to wander into the
anime screening rooms, the panel of doom has you captured! Cool features for this year
included hilarious encounters with TV blunders with characters like Bugs Bunny, G.I. Joe,
Robotech, Walker Texas Ranger, bad Japanese pronunciations, Mr. T, and much more.
| JET Program: One of the best experiences for anyone whose
completed a college degree is a chance to go to Japan and get paid to teach English to
Japanese students. Experienced teachers talked about their experiences including
getting used to being assigned to small towns, educational requirements, what kinds of
expenses are covered, and the various backgrounds of teachers that you meet in orientation
|| Taiko Drums: For anyone whose ever experienced the pounding rhythms
of Taiko drum performances, experts performers talked about how they used their body and
limbs to get a good jam session going, their backgrounds on starting up until their
professional work, working with numerous sizes of drums, and much more.
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