Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Katsucon 2007!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2007!  This news report covers our trip to Katsucon 2007 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more for 2007!  Held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. over the weekend of February 16-18th, 2007, Katsucon 2007 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Katsucon 2007 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 Greg Ayers, Rob Balder and Jamie Noguchi, Steve Bennet, Nick Borkowicz and Marty Day, Richard Cox, Robert and Emily Dejesus, Kara Dennison, Barb Fischer and Chris Impink, Jan Scott Frazier, Garth Cameron Graham, Shawn Handyside, Mohammad Haque and Ananth, Panagariya, Trish Ledoux, Dave Lister, Chris Malone, Mike Mcfarland, Rosscott Nover, Onezumi and Harknell, Peelander-Z, Fred Perry, Bryan Prindiville, Monica Rial, Antimere Robinson, Annette Roman, Mike Sinterniklaas Jerry Stephens, Michael Terracciano, Brian Wilson, Walden Wong, and Toshifumi Yoshida.  Big events included Anime Music Videos, Anime Name That Tune game show, Anime Parliament, Animation Cel Collectors Gathering, DS Pictionary, Q&A Session with Duel Jewel, Globalization of Anime, Japanese Language Basics, Karaoke Contest, and Peelander-Z Concert. Panels and workshops included Animal Characters in WebComics, Anime Club Summit, Art Auction, Art of Speed Grapher, Beginner's Look at Asian Ball Joint Dolls, Cel painting with Steve Bennett, Designing Websites for WebComics, Fan Art and Copyright Laws, Female Characters in WebComics, Giant Robots: More Than Gundam, How to Draw Yuri, Iron Artist, J-Indie Rock, Japanese Wrestling, J-Rock Revised: the Dorky Sides of Your Favorite Bands, Kimono for Beginners, Korean MMORPG, Photoshop with Harknell, Screen Printing 101, Teaching English in Japan, Viz Portfolio Review, Yaoi Aesthetic, and lots more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Katsucon saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Princess Tutu, Sailor Moon, Tsubasa, Final Fantasy, Ouran Host Club, Fate Stay/Night, Sakura Taisen, and much more! Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Katsucon stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to participating numerous panels, you can always find something to do at Katsucon.  As always, the Artists Alley at Katsucon is fully packed and there's guaranteed to be something you'll find from the local artists like custom stickers, handbag trinkets, celphone doodads, and things like that.  Of course, if you're into collecting whole pieces, definitely not a shortage of that and you can bid on some really good stuff in the Art Show, too.  Got a few more bucks to spend?  See if you can tackle the Dealers Hall and come out unscathed!  Conventions are always a great place to not only buy stuff in the Dealers Hall though, you can also catch a lot of great shows inside the numerous Video Programming Rooms.  Some good finds were Castle of Cagliostro, Final Fantasy VII Advent Children, Full Metal Alchemist: Conqueror of Shamballa, Hellsing Ultimate, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, Shinesman, Appleseed, Brave Story, Doll from Hell, Ergo proxy, Five Star Stories, Full Metal Panic, Gunbuster, Paradise Kiss, Steamboy, Akira, Dirty Pair: Project Eden, Megazone 23, Moon Child, and a few more that definitely say these are high quality anime/live-action movies we're watching here.

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Katsucon stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Katsucon!

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