|Panels and Discussions
and Workshops, oh my! Anime North 2004 offered an exciting variety of panels featuring
many esteemed Guests of Honor, noted fans, and representatives from the domestic anime
industry all heading healthy discussions on various exciting anime and manga-related topics
ranging from new shows, fan activities, historical perspectives, and other forms of fan
entertainment lasting throughout the weekend. Packed full of attendees, every single
panel or activity offered something to learn from. If only school or work meetings were
Workshop: Think you got
what it takes to be a Para Para king? Experienced players and wild enthusiasts
demonstrated their skills by just dancing to the music beat. You too can learn the
best combo moves and be a great Para Para gamer without even stepping on the dance pad!
News: Representatives for
ANN converged in Canada for their big update on staff introductions, latest news on anime
releases, holding an open call for talented columnists, and going over details of the usual
debates like about how anime-style is creating its own unique art forum.
Creating Doujinshi: Whether by traditional or high-tech means, everyone can
learn to draw and be a cool manga artist if you set your mind to it. Panelists were on
hand to direct listeners towards the best Wacom tablets, drawing surfaces, color pens, print
resolutions, shades for computer distribution, photoshop tools for special effects, and much
How to Survive the
Con: No con survives
without a single story of something gone awry. With the help of experienced con-goers,
topics included hotel problems, bad dances, parties out of control, complaining parents,
crash space problems, and your usual case of bad first impressions based on a very limited
scope of interest in the convention itself.
Final Fantasy: Final Fantasy isn't going anywhere anytime soon, as veteran gamers discussed
topics including the use of CG cinemas, tactics with experience points, junction systems,
debates about having a compelling story versus the graphics, listings of their favorite FF
games, favorite characters, and much more.
How to Get a
Girlfriend: Oh you know
fanboys want them but what went wrong? This was the panel to be at if you're still
scoping the scene for a mate! Topics included having confidence and self-esteem, rules
on not being freaky, creepy, or stinky, and actually having brains to hold an intellectual
conversation without hitting on the girl. Think you can remember all of that?
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