Packing in the attendees, every panel offered something to learn from, whether you were into the discussion subject or not, as shown below with a brief description of each session.  This weekend's explorations delved straight into the heart of current fandom that lies in the surging excitement of fan fiction, cosplay, collectors gatherings, as well as new and exciting anime shows, video games, and manga to focus on for the next year.

Anime Weekend Atlanta 10
Panels and Discussions

Anime Arts and Crafts: Prairie Rose Clayton presented another big pre-Halloween inspiration for decorations with her famous pumpkin carving demonstration.  Topics for the curious hobbyists also featured cross-stitching, wood carvings, and much more.

Elegant Gothic Lolita: With a lot of flowy and stylish J-Rock and aristocratic influence, it's no wonder cosplayers today choose EGL and EGA for their cosplay fashion of choice.  Topics included history of EGL/EGA and where to buy headdresses, hats, super dollfies, dresses, and cute accesssories.

Writing for Manga: Veteran manga artists tell it like it is for the aspiring authors.  Topics included developing characters and story, getting helpful feedback from friends, keeping stories simple, having a selling point, submitting to comic book companies, and keeping in mind that companies want workers not fans.
Shoujo Mojo: Fan translations are drawing in more popularity for this exciting arena of anime and manga.  Veterans of the shoujo fan community talked about close ties with Viz, personal manga collections, melodrama and romance, and discussed titles like Please Save My earth, Angel Sanctuary, Fushigi Yugi, and more.
Additional panels and discussions included: Rock of Asia, Totally Lame Anime, East to West, Yaoi After Dark, Wonderful World of Bootlegs, Forgotten Silver, Bemani, J-Music, and much more.

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