Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Anime Expo 2011!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2011!  This news report covers our trip to Anime Expo 2011 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California over the weekend of July 1-4, Anime Expo 2011 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, gaming events, cosplay fun, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Anime Expo 2011 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 Danny Choo, Fred Gallagher, Hatsune Miku, Hirano Katsuyuki, Hiroyuki Birukawa, Itoh Hiroyuki, Izumi Matsumoto, Kalafina, Kenta Sugano, Kentaro Hashimoto, Koichi Chigira, Makoto Kobayashi, Maon Kurosaki, Miyuki Sawashiro, Masayoshi Tanaka, Nirgilis, Onyx Kobayashi, Seiji Mizushima, Sohei Niikawa, Takaaki Suzuki, Taliesin Jaffe, Tetsuro Araki, Toshihiro Fukuoka, Toshio Furukawa, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Vic Mignona, and Wataru Sasaki.  Big events included Anime Music Videos, AX Idol, Battle of the Bands, Charity Auction, Concerts, Masquerade, Karaoke, Anime Singled Out, Anime Trivia Shows, AMV Chef, Modeling Contest, Anime Parliamentary Debate, Scavenger Hunt, Tabletop Gaming, Chibi-Masquerade, Midnight Tea, Pop Shock Masquerade, Dances, Last Comic Standing, and lots more. Panels and workshops included functions like Hetalia History, K-Pop 101, Aniplex of America, Gaia Variety Hour, Inide Voice Actors Studio, AX Forum Meet and Greet, Anime Genesis Live, Name That Anime Tune, AX Anime and Manga Symposium, AMV 101 Workshop, JRock Revolution, Anime Tips and Techniques with Prismacolor, How to Draw Manga Portfolio Review, Cosplay Chess, Cosplay Photography, Origami, Power Rangers, Digital Manga Publishing, Anime News Network, Robotech Industry, Create Animation on a Budget, Live Action Anime Filming, Anime Clubs, Anime TV, Anime Opening and Ending Themes, Researching Anime, Copic Workshop, Storytelling in Comics, Getting into the Animation Industry, Anime Expo 20th Anniversary, K-On! Concert, One Piece Podcast, Vocaloid Fan Phenomenon, Sentai Filmworks, Masquerade 101, Japanese Figure Collecting, Comedic Look at Anime, Doujin Gaming, Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Exploring Animation through Music, Wish my life was an RPG, Taiko Drumming, Survival Japanese, Miku Dance Competition, SPJA Board Meeting, Culture Clash, 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 Vocaloid, Hetalia, Black Butler, Code Geass, Pokemon, Reborn, Soul Eater, Madoka Magica, Macross Frontier, Bleach, Final Fantasy, Naruto, Kingdom Hearts, Sailor Moon, Panty and Stocking, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Anime Expo stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Interactive Gaming events to Video Screening rooms, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, Maid Cafe to Manga Lounge, you can always find something to do at Anime Expo.  

Please 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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