Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Katsucon 2008!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2008!  This news report covers our trip to Katsucon for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more for 2008!  Held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. over the weekend of February 15-17th, 2008, Katsucon 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 2008 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. Big events included Cosplay Contest, Anime Music Videos, Karaoke, and Guest panels.  Musical Guests included Eyeshine and echostream.  Guest Voice actors and actresses included Greg Ayres, Johnny Young Bosch, Tiffany Grant, Michele Knots, Antimere Robinson, Bill Rogers, and Mike Sinterniklaas.  Webcomics Guests included AppleGeeks, Rob baider, Dead of Summer, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Fragile Gravity, Garth Graham, Brad Guigar, Shawn Handyside, Harknell, Chris Hastings, Chris Hazelton, Matt Herms, Dave Lister, Chris "Kilika" Malone, Steve Napierski, Jamie Noguchi, Onezumi, David Standworth, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, and Brian Wilson.  Additional Guests included Robert Aldrich, Steve Bennet, Newton Ewell, James Peay, and Josh Elder.  Panels and workshops included functions like Advanced Cel Shading Techniques in Photoshop, Aimee Major Steinberger's "Japan Ai", AMV Concepts and Theories, Anime and Mythology, Anime Dance-Off, Anime Name That Tune, Cosplay Etiquette, Cosplay for the Tight Budget, DS Pictionary, Geek Comedy Tour 3000, Last Chance Myu, Learning to Draw Anime, Lolita Fashion, Mad About Hello Kitty, Men of Anime, Character Design with Newton Ewell, Self-Publishing 101, Anime Match Game, Transformers: Past, Present, and Future, Advanced Photoshop Techniques for Webcomics, Anime Clubs Unite!, Anime Crash Course, Anime in the 60s, Anime Trivia Challenge, Cosplay Chess, Gaijin Living in Japan, Go Workshop, Graphic Novels as Webcomics, Psychology and Anime, Mecha Design, and lots more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Katsucon 2008 saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Cowboy Bebop, Gurren Lagaan, Ouran Host Club, D.Gray Man, Haruhi Sizumiya, Avatar, Kingdom Hearts 2, Persona 3, Trinity Blood, Bleach, Naruto, and much more!  Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Katsucon 2008 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.  Some nice things to see this year were the Last Chance Myu show staged by Sera Myu (live action musical Sailor Moon) performers, CosClips cosplay photo studio set up in the lobby for great personal keepsakes and convention memories, and plenty of video and live programming tracks to keep anyone well-informed on today's huge anime and manga landscape.  Lots and lots of stuff out there these days.  So how much do you know?  Be informed and go to some panels!

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Katsucon 2008 stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Katsucon!

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