Panels! Panels! Panels!  More panels than you can shake a stick at and then some!  Anime Central 2001 offered a huge variety of panels galore featuring many esteemed Guests of Honor, noted fans, and industry representatives from the domestic anime kingdoms all heading healthy discussions on various exciting anime and manga-related topics ranging from new shows, fan activities, industry follow-ups, historical perspectives, and other forms of fan entertainment lasting all throughout the day.  Packed full of attendees, every single panel or activity offered something to learn from.  If only school or work meetings were this stimulating.

Anime Central 2001
Saturday Discussion Panels 2

A.D.Vision Films: Evangelion was a huge market and currently AD Vision has been working steadily on the television broadcasting market as well as the fansub market with no final word yet on successful titles. Fushigi Yuugi Fan Panel: With humorous sidetracks into school uniforms that magically get repaired after being torn up, panelists basically focused on the ever-popular characters, various plots, and the manga vs. the anime.
Costuming Workshop: Moderated by Prairie Rose Clayton, Big Fire, and a few other very spirited cosplayers, young and experienced cosplayers listened carefully to topics including taking volume measurements for proper fitting, finding the best buttons, stiffening collars, finding good reference materials online, securing good time to prepare for upcoming conventions, planning for mistakes, dealing with budgets when buying costly fabrics, taking advantage of clearance items, and daring to modify an old costume with pride and skill.  Detailed subjects on non-fabrics included complications with facial makeup like various eyeliners and lipsticks which require practice before putting on the matching wigs and jewelry.
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Fan Panel: Moderated by bigtime LoGH fan, Hank Wong, ardent fans of this amazing long-running series got a glimpse of the making of the show from a video featuring interviews with Noboro Ishiguro and several creative staff members including animators and character designers. The Matsumoto-verse: State of the Empire: It's all about the Quest for Iskandar, great battle songs, and the Wave Motion Gun as Bruce Lewis (left), Amy Howard (center), and Dave Wilson (right) reminisced about the good old days when there was just Harlock, Galaxy Express 999, the Gamilons, and the lovely Queen Starsha.
Shin Nagasawa, Yoshio Yamakawa, Yoshitoshi Abe, and Range Murita (left to right): With a packed room, the esteem guests of honor answered questions from the audience about their current popular works, inspirations about their anime characters, and the challenges that lie ahead for new titles. Trading Card Gathering: It's not enough to have just a few; you gotta collect more!  And when you come to a convention, for some fans, this was the place to trade some cards around to get an upper hand towards strengthening your card collection.

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[Dealers Room 1] [Dealers Room 2] [Dealers Room 3] [Dealers Room 4] [Saturday Night Soap Bubble Dance 1] [Saturday Night Soap Bubble Dance 2] [Extra AC Convention Activities and Sightings] [Fan Fun!] [LLNN Alien Sightings and Commentary]

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[Cosplay Contest Winners Circle] [Cosplay Reception Gallery 1] [Cosplay Reception Gallery 2] [Cosplay Reception Gallery 3

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