Panels and Seminars and Workshops, oh my!  Anime North 2001 offered a wide variety of panels featuring many esteemed Guests of Honor, noted fans, and representatives from the domestic anime industry all heading healthy discussions on various exciting anime and manga-related topics ranging from new shows, fan activities, historical perspectives, and other forms of fan entertainment lasting throughout the weekend.  Packed full of attendees, every single panel or activity offered something to learn from.  If only school or work meetings were this stimulating.

Anime North 2001
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Martial Arts Q&A: Martial Arts masters Fred Kay, Frank Duncan, Steve Trombley, and Charles Cridland led an intensive study into legends vs. reality concerning Kung Fu, Samurai, Judo, and Karate, and other popular forms of weapons combat.  Topics also included Japanese archery and armor, tactical maneuvers, Zen philosophy, movie popularity, and respecting the teacher / instructor. Name That Anime Tune Game Show: Fans watch the shows all the time, but did they actually remember the music?  Surprisingly so when numerous fans and adrent contestants listened to clips of Ranma 1/2, City Hunter, Project A-ko, Fushigi Yuugi, Sorcerer Hunters, and many more.
Copyrights and Intellectual Property: Like many popular artists who became well-known enough to start publishing their works, issues of copyright and intellectual property must be addressed.  Panelists gave insight into getting artworks trademarked, dealing with the Internet, and thinking ahead about various forms of fan flattery. Computer Publishing Workshop: Using popular Adobe software like Photoshop and Pagemaker, this workshop helped attendees hoping to create their own anime webzines or paper-zines.  Topics tackles issues such as Photoshop tools and techniques for web/print use, anti-aliasing, tuning out grays to help define tones, and acquiring the best and least expensive publishing software to use.
Numerous panels and unique events not covered here in this report were plentiful and very available for the fans with lots of free time.  An impossible task to see them all, but definitely worth a look at the cozy Coffee House: Guy Talk #1 - Science, WFP - And So It Begins, Fandom and the Internet, Guy Talk #2 - War, The Monkey King in Anime, Anime Gaming for Beginners, Fanboys!, Sailor Moon Fan Fiction, Sleeping with the Anime, Dying with Style, Weirdest Crossovers, Editors - Who Needs 'Em?, Fushigi Yuugi Eternal, Guy Talk #3 - Sports, Robots & Quality of Life, Fandom as a Cult, Storyboard Workshop, Lemon Fan Fiction, Back Rub Panel, Voice Acting, DB Character Creation, Guy Talk #4 - Power Tools, Science Fiction in Japan, Most Hated Character, Guy Talk #5 - Chicks, Cultural Differences, and Haiku Contest.
In the Salon Rooms: Final Fantasy Game to Movie, Animation and Art, Growing Up With Gojira, Old School Anime, American Animation, Erotic Horror in Anime, Guy Talk - Hentai, Memories of Lum, Anime and the Media, What's With All the Titles?, Shoujo - What Is It?, Cartoon Heroes, The Cosplay Curse, Mechayard Wars, Mecha Models, Fred Ladd and Astroboy / Kimba / Gigantor.
And all throughout the weekend: DragonBall Scavenger Hunt and The Great Dustbunny Roundup

[Main] [Guests of Honor] [Main Events 1] [Main Events 2] [Dealers Room 1] [Dealers Room 2] [Dealers Room 3] [Dealers Room 4] [Artists Alley] [Masquerade Contest Night] [Dance Gallery 1] [Dance Gallery 2] [Fan Fun!] [Karaoke Night] [More Fan Activities and Alien Sightings] [Panels and Workshops 1] [Panels and Workshops 2] [Panels and Workshops 3] [Panels and Workshops 4] [Panels and Workshops 5] [Panels and Workshops 6] [Hotel] [Travel into Canada]

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