Linus Lam Network News
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Katsucon 2009!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2009!  This news report covers our trip to Katsucon 2009 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel and Convention Center in Arlington, Virginia over the weekend of February 13-15, 2009, Katsucon 2009 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, gaming events, cosplay fun, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Katsucon 2009 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 Aural vampire, YMCK, Applegeeks, Atomic Box, Steve Bennet, Erfworld, Kaja Foglio, Phil Foglio, Fragile Gravity, Darren Gendron, Ghostfreehood Alliance, Caitlin Glass, Halfpixel, Roland Kelts, Trish Ledoux, Chris Malone, Tony Oliver, Bryan Prindiville, Mike Sinternicklaas, Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos, Michael Terracciano, Robert Thomas, Cristina Vee, and Toshifumi Yoshida.  Big events included Cosplay Contest, Anime Music Videos, Anime Trivia Contests, Karaoke, and Guest panels. Panels and workshops included functions like Ballroom Dance Lessons, Rhythym Games You Haven't Played, Voice Acting, Makeup for Cosplay, ADR DIrecting, Japanamerica, Philosophy of Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese Street Fashion Show, Girl Genius Radio Play, Classic Anime, Webcomics, Japanese Crime Fiction in Anime and Manga, Japanese Modern and Indie Rock Music, Tales of Fandom at Katsucon, Anime Parliament, Power Rangers, Parents and Fandom, Phenomenology of Ikari Shinji, Racing and Japanese Car Life, An American in Tokyo, Japanese Kimonos, Celebration of Yoko Kanno, Cel Animation Workshop, Origami Workshop, 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 Soul Eater, Reborn, World Ends With You, Devil May Cry 4, Yu Yu Hakesho, Pokemon, Eternal Sonata, D. Gray Man, Soul Calibur 4, Hetalia, Macross Frontier, Code Geass, Tenchi Muyou, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Katsucon stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Interactive Gaming events to Video Screening rooms, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to Charity events, you can always find something to do at Katsucon.  

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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