Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Anime Expo 2007!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2007!  This news report covers our trip to Anime Expo 2007 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more for 2007!  Held at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California over the weekend of June 29th - July 2nd, 2007, Anime Expo 2007 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Anime Expo 2007 starts here!  Coverage you can count on, here at Linus Lam Network News!

Highlights: Various live programming events kept the attendees well-covered throughout the weekend. Guests of Honor included Anna Tsuchiya, Aya Hirano, Chiaki Ishikawa, Eisaku Inoue, Halko Momoi, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Masaru Kitao, Michael Arias, Minori Chihara, ORESKABAND, Tetsuro Araki, and Yuko Goto.  Cosplay Events included Masquerade, Chibi-Masquerade, Pop-Shock Masquerade, Masquerade Ball, and Midnight Tea.  Main events included the SKIN concert, Anime Music Videos Contest, AX Idol, Dance, Karaoke Contest, Summer Festival, and big Film Premieres like Transformers the Movie.  Panels and workshops included Anime News Network, J-Pop Culture, Host Club Tea, J-Rock Fandom, Otaku Parliamentary Debate, Copic Workshop, Gundam Models, Character Design, Robotech, Anime Cel Collectors Gathering, JET Program, Anime Journalism, Para Para Dancing, International Cosplay, Scavenger Hunt, Character Development, Podcasting with Anime Genesis, Whose Line it it Anime?, Anime Trivia, Adventures in Voice Acting, Art of Reviewing Anime, Traditional Japanese Dance, Coloring and Screentoning in Photoshop, and lots more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Anime Expo saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Kingdom Hearts, Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Tsubasa, Final Fantasy, Bleach, .hack//GU, Angel Sanctuary, King of Fighters, Eureka Seven, Xenosaga, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Sailor Moon, Gundam Seed, and much more!  Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Anime Expo stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to participating numerous panels, you can always find something to do at Anime Expo.  Anime Expo has been known to be the mecca of everything that is anime and manga for America, and it still holds true once you take your first step into the sea of insanity. Everything that you heard about AX being on a level of uber-awesome and mind-numbing information overload seems staggering at first and then you seem to overcome it, almost relishing in the pure adrenaline rush. The spirit and drive can been seen everywhere at AX, from the art in the Artists Alley to the award-winning Anime Music Videos to the extreme precision and craftsmanship in the cosplay costumes. It's the ultimate anime convention on crack and it's terribly addicting!

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Anime Expo stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Anime Expo!

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