Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Anime Destiny 2014!
Welcome to another edition
of Linus Lam Network News for 2014! This news report covers our trip
to Anime Destiny 2014 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and
a whole lot more! Held at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, California over the weekend of
November 23, Anime Destiny 2014 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 Destiny
2014 starts here! Coverage you can count on, here at Linus Lam
|Highlights: Various live programming events kept the attendees well-covered throughout the weekend.
Events and panels included Fansubbing for Dummies, Convention Traveling
Tips, Crunchyroll, Anime Jeopardy, So You Want to Write about Anime?, Easy
Animation with Live2D, and the Cosplay Masquerade.
This year's trip to Anime Destiny
saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from
Tokyo Ghoul, Naruto, Sword Art Online, Hetalia, Black Butler,
and much more!
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Anime Destiny stock convention archives!
Small but relaxing
Anime Destiny caps off a very busy convention year for this busy
Registration was fast and efficient, walk-in reg only $10 and accepted both cash and credit cards. Staff were all friendly, courteous, and dressed professionally and the overall feeling was that of a real convention and not just at a university, which was nice. The location and layout of the Clark Kerr Conference Center was convenient, nothing hard to find, much better than the cramped Life Sciences building in the past.
The Dealers Hall had the usual small spread but quite a large selection of good available for collectors these days, plushies, figurines, keychains, etc. Artists Alley had plenty of interesting trendy objects of fan desires like anime-inspired bowties, keychains, iPhone cases, sticker decals, and custom plushies. One room was dedicated for karaoke and another was for panels and filled up pretty well throughout the day. Gaming room had the usual favorite e-Gaming and console entertainment centers occupied by Project Diva, Rhythm Heaven, and Super Smash Bros Melee. The patio outside offered plenty of nice scenery for great cosplay photos for the more artsy shots desired by cosplayers and hobbyist photographers.
Not a bad way to get back into the Anime Destiny groove after being away for so long. If you have a free day in the future and need your last kicks of anime convention fandom spent, then Anime Destiny is a nice vacation. I look forward to attending the next one.
Be sure to visit the next Anime Destiny!