||That's right fans,
California is actually a desert with small bits of the coast filled with
green pastures and sandy beach sidelines often dreamed about on America's east
coast, with the exception of Florida... Yet in the middle of this forgotten city
of Lancaster, California is one lone saving
grace of an anime convention left for the hardcore elite, or just plain
dedicated who yearn for a quiet respite away from the humongous
conventions on the west, Midwest, and east coasts.
Oasis in the Desert
quite a challenge of road ahead, it was amazing how many well-known
groups found time out of their busy schedules to show up and enjoy a
nice vacation for themselves and with fans alike, most of them staffers
leftover from AX and Fanime.
a new breed of convention staffers powered by Lancaster High School
students headed by seasoned leaders like Ani-Magic Chairman Revell
Walker and Fanime Co-Chairman Rob Miles, Ani-Magic brought back the
fresh drive and power reminiscent of today's large conventions when they
began so many years ago.
of Anime reminds attendees to stroll on over to their scheduled panel
during a noontime romp through the sunny hallways.
Art Show was the place to sell off a good number of nice pieces, some
donated by staffers and others up just for show by fellow attendees.
of Anime showed off its collection of plastic models for viewing
a very affordable $6-14, the adjacent Desert Rose restaurant served up
some great dishes along with an inexpensive salad bar, wide choice of
sandwiches, and serenity only broken by the need for more jello dessert.
had a goal to set and that was to deliver a Japanese-themed anime
convention for the hungry anime convention goers. Some of the
female staffers at the office here think Linus Lam should come in some
Japanese garb next time... perhaps a Kendo uniform? We'll see!
Alley] [Dealers Room] [Gaming]
[Panels 1] [Panels 2] [King
of Fighters Cosplay Gallery 1] [Cosplay Gallery 2]
[Cosplay Gallery 3] [Cosplay
Gallery 4] [Cosplay Gallery 5] [Cosplay
Gallery 6] [Cosplay Gallery 7] [Cosplay
Gallery 8] [Saturday Night Dance] [Hotel
and Scenery] [Extras and LLNN Commentary]