Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Anime Los Angeles 2012!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2012!  This news report covers our trip to Anime Los Angeles 2012 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Los Angeles, California over the weekend of January 6-8, Anime Los Angeles 2012 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 Los Angeles 2012 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 Stan Sakai, Dave Merrill, Chris Cason, Tadao Tomomatsu, Jon Allen, Julie Rei Goldstein, Kyle Herbert, Lauren Landa, Danielle McRae, Derek S. Prince, Jessica Straus, Jonathan Tarbox, Kaiji Tang, Stephen Weese, Panda^3, Scott Corum, Todd Johnson McCaffrey, Craig Miller, Caistarrin T. Mystical, Sionna Neidengard, Sean O'Mara, Stan Oh, Matt Schley, Justin Sevakis, and Christina Vee.  Big events included Cosplay Contest, Cosplay Chess, Scavenger Hunt, Rum party, Anime Music Videos, Anime Trivia Contests, Karaoke, and Guest panels. Band performances included Momotama, Kairu, Stephanie Yanez, Dig Jelly, Tanuki Suit Riot, and Raj Ramayya.  Panels and workshops included functions like JPop vs. Kpop Royal Battle, Voices in Video Games, Anime Con Journalist, Rise and Fall of the OVA, Anime Song Singing, Buried Treasures of Anime, Secret History of Gainax, Oriental Fusion Handcraft Workshop, Living and Working in Japan, Fan Fiction Workshop, Otaku Self-Defense, Animation Rotoscoping, Manga as High Art, Touhou Dance Workshop, Anime Jeopardy, Angel Hearts IdolMaster, Destruction of Tokyo, Video Games Musicals, Anime Let's Make A Deal, Anime Then and Now, Playing and Running RPGs, History of Lupin III, Anime Fandom Before the Internet, and lots more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Anime Los Angeles saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Hetalia, Touhou Project, Tiger and Bunny, Macross Frontier, Pokemon, Panty and Stocking, Catherine, My Little Pony, Bleach, IdolMaster, Madoka Magica, Black Butler, Blue Exorcist, Durara, Final Fantasy, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Anime Los Angeles 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, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to Charity events, you can always find something to do at Anime Los Angeles.  

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Anime Los Angeles stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Anime Los Angeles!

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