The anime and manga industry is an ever-changing climate of innovative technologies and stylish themes coupled with extravagant artwork and adventurous stories.  From mecha shows to shoujo media, from distribution companies to game wizards, and from the vast information resources on the Internet to interactive Q&A sessions with Guests of Honor, Fanime Con's schedule of social interest forums packed in many fans listening in on or actively participating in discussions or fun social activities.

Fanime Con 2001
Friday Panels

The Anime Trivia Quiz Show was one of first panels of the day to kick off social events of the fun-filled weekend.  Gathering in a large crowd, contestants were quizzed on various anime and manga subjects of this year and years' past.  Think you got what it takes to show off your otaku knowledge base?  Well, you know where to go then!
Guest of Honor Spotlight: Amanda Winn Lee (center) and Tiffany Grant (right) lead the discussion into their professional and personal experiences and adventures as voice actresses and directorial debuts in the anime industry, complete with peeks into upcoming projects and future aspirations. Guest of Honor Spotlight: Fred Patten (left) and Gilles Poitras (right) discussed their outlook on the future of the anime and manga industry.  As resident anime and manga librarians, they expressed some concern at the lack of text information on the Internet, finding tons of screenshots and not enough helpful information when it comes to learning about a new show.  This concern gave them initiative to help drive efforts to publish anime encyclopedias and other learning projects for the English-speaking population.
Cel Collectors Panel gathered in a crowd of fans and dealers alike who wanted to show off their prized treasures: painted acrylic trophies worth hundreds of dollars and many adventurous stories to tell about how much the owners loved the anime shows.
Additional Friday panels also held: Guest of Honor Spotlight: Doug Smith and Jonathan Osbourne, Dance Music Anime Style, Gargoyles, Shitajiki (Pencil Boards), Import Gaming, British Fandom, Digital Manga, Urban Vision Entertainment, Anime Fireside Chat.

[Main] [Main Events] [Guests of Honor] [Concerts] [Workshops] [Masquerade Contest] [Dances] [Video Gaming] [Dealers Room Gallery 1] [Dealers Room Gallery 2] [Dealers Room Gallery 3] [Dealers Room Gallery 4] [Swap Meet] [Artists Alley] [Fun Stuff!] [Hotel and Convention Center] [Friday Panels] [Saturday Panels 1] [Saturday Panels 2] [Saturday Panels 3] [Sunday Panels 1] [Sunday Panels 2] [Miscellaneous Alien Sightings and Commentary
Cosplay Singles Galleries: [Friday 1] [Friday 2] [Friday 3] [Friday 4] [Friday 5] [Friday 6] [Friday 7] [Friday 8] [Friday 9] [Saturday 1] [Saturday 2] [Saturday 3] [Saturday 4] [Saturday 5] [Saturday 6] [Saturday 7] [Saturday 8] [Saturday 9] [Saturday 10] [Saturday 11] [Sunday
Cosplay Group Galleries: [Friday GC 1] [Friday GC 2] [Friday GC 3] [Saturday GC 1] [Saturday GC 2] [Saturday GC 3] [Saturday GC 4] [Saturday GC 5] [Saturday GC 6
Cosplay Special Galleries: [Special 1] [Special 2] [Special 3] [Special 4]
Cosplay Exclusive Galleries: [Exclusive 1] [Exclusive 2] [Exclusive 3] [Exclusive 4