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
Saturday Panels 3

Tea Ceremony was the perfect spot for fans to relax in a traditional Japanese environment and sip a cup of herbal refreshment, perhaps to soothe the nerves after spending money in the Dealers Room or calming the overloading of brains with anime in the Video Theaters.
Directors Panel: Hiroyuki Yamaga let fans in on the secrets to success in the anime industry as a seasoned director who knows how to deal with the constant chaos with sponsorships, studios, music, copyrights, and time management. Quick stop back into the Anime Trivia Quiz Show... yes, they were still going and gaining more contestants ready to show off what they know.  Perhaps you'd laugh at your buddies on stage, or perhaps you'd cry if you're the loser, just remember to fasten your seatbelts and prepare for plenty of mind-numbing anime trivia!
Guest of Honor Spotlight: Kunihiko Ikuhara (right with blond locks) smiled at the large turnout of Utena cosplayers and spoke about his personal and professional philosophies, European historical inspirations, and numerous social influences used to achieve wide audience success with the anime show and solid working experience with original Utena character designer Ms. Chiho Saito. 
Additional Saturday panels also held: Cultural History of Japan, Guest of Honor Spotlight: Hiroshi Aro, Anime Journalism, Building a Giant Robot, Viz: For Mature Audiences, Cosplay Tips and More, Legend of Galactic Heroes, State of the Anime Industry, 3x3 Eyes and New Generation, Guest of Honor Spotlight: Alan Hastings, Anime Fireside Chat, and Guest Artists Panel.

[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