||The anime fan
community has a ravishing appetite for networking with popular artists and
cosplayers alike, and Ani-Magic played host to a great variety of
superstars who traveled from near and far to help fans deliver results
from their dreams.
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"Haze Man" Hayes teaches a 3-hour maximum output tutorial to
fans on how to draw manga. With numerous examples, quick lessons, and plenty of
questions from the aspiring artists, struggling dreamers were sure to walk away
transformed into a new breed of experienced "ah-teest". Students
learned about simple head-drawings to more refined and expert-driven
body poses as well as clothing artifacts and customized layouts.
Comics for Fun and Profit:
But the action doesn't stop there! E.T. of Anti-Ballistic
Pixelations (left) and Ed Luena of Bodo Genki Studios (right) hosted a
panel on creating and marketing your own manga, from character
development to writing scripts.
Artist Alley to Professional:
Ed Luena of Bodo Genki Studios hosted an intimate discussion for fellow
aspiring Alley Artists on how they could become professionals.
Interesting observations were given about artists at Anime Expo who were
scouted inside Artist Alley and now work for Disney Studios, Industrial
Light and Magic, or LucasFilm as illustrators. Yes, dreams can
come true in Artist Alley!
Iijima gives fans
her take on her concert and album life as well as her rising acting
career amid personal roller coasters. She was a bit awkward on approaching
the anime convention scene with her well-known Macross background, but
now feels better that it has helped her promote her new albums and set
the stage for a new crop of fans that want to see her succeed in the
Moon Costuming and Wig Making: Tristen Citrine
of Golden Quartz and Sailor Jamboree hosted a very popular panel on creating Sailor Senshi costumes and hair pieces for pure
unadulterated Sailor excitement. With Halloween coming up as well
as much-needed prep time for next year's anime conventions, the lessons
came at just the right time. Along with Tristen's complimentary booklets and information
guides, attendees learned about the benefits of using natural hair wigs,
shopping at the right places for high-quality vinyl fabrics, fixing up
tresses and decorations on hair, special care of fabrics, postures, and much more.
and below: "Sera Myu" Experience: Hosted
by the well-known Sailor Jamboree, female fans very loudly and proudly
rejoiced over video presentations of the constantly packed Sera Myu
concerts so widely known in Japan. But what is Sera Myu?
Sera Myu is also known as "Sailor Moon Musical", the virtual
Sailor Moon concert equivalent of Phantom of the Opera complete with award-winning Japanese
actresses and singers, hot music and fantastical light shows, and lots
of crowd-pleasing acts and dances that please many female fans of all
ages. Attendees also received freebies and helpful hints on
creating their own Sera Myu fan groups.
those who have cable access, Ray Nagar of World
of Anime hosted
their panel on updates to their programming schedule.
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]