|Workshops are always a
great resource for interested fans who want more hands-on learning experience with experts in
the field of voice acting, animation, and digital work. Field specialists from respected
colleges and companies helped attendees enjoy their weekend by having them participate in
numerous interactive workshops.
Traditional Japanese Dance: World renowned Japanese dancer and
choreographer Wakana Hanayagi led this packed workshop featuring traditional dance
techniques and interactive lessons on the dance floor. Ms. Hanayagi is a proud member
of the U.S. Conservatory of Japanese Classical Dance and through her dances has led numerous
sessions to help enhance the cultural horizons of world-minded individuals everywhere.
| Gonzo and Copic Illustration Contest: Makoto Kobayashi, perhaps one of the most popular mecha designers in the
Gundam universe led this packed contest open to all attendees to participate and draw their
best with materials provided by Copic marker representatives. Fans got a rare treat to
have their works critiqued by a mecha designer master as well as compete for a top prize for
|Additional workshops held
throughout the weekend included: Copic Marker Techniques, Voice Acting with Crispin Freeman, How to Make an
Illustration presented by Gonzo Studios, Tetsuya Aoki presented by Plex Co., LTD, and much
more with DDR Project, Traditional Japanese Dance, and How to Animate with FlipBook by
Gonzo Studio's Last Exile: Using Last Exile as a guide, production
designers Mahiro Maeda and Makoto Kobayashi explained their masterful illustration
techniques to attendees. Features included sketches and final renderings of mecha
designs and characters to illustrate the concept of a show's production design process.
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