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Katsucon 2011!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2011!  This news report covers our trip to Katsucon 2011 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland over the weekend of February 18-20, Katsucon 2011 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 2011 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 Lemon Drop Kick, The Clockwork Dolls, Trifecta, Yunmao Ayakawa, Linda Le, Chris Ayres, Greg Ayres, Juliet Cesario, Caitlin Glass, Todd Haberkorn, Mike McFarland, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Vic Mignogna, Scott Simpson, Michael Sinterniklaas, Alexis Tipton, Steve Bennett, Frank Cho, Newton Ewell, Misako Rocks!, Robert V Aldrich, Kevin Bolk, Danielle Corsetto, Darren “Dern” Gendron, Garth Graham, Mike Hall (Darkstar Studios), Harknell, Onezumi, Studio Unseen, Ryan Thompson (Darkstar Studios), Jimni Cricket, and The Geek Comedy Tour.  Main Events included Anime Music Videos, Clockwork Dolls concert, Masquerade Cosplay Contest, Super Art Fight, Lemon Drop Kick concert, Dances and more. Panels and Workshops included Con Cool w/ Johnny Bravo, Hetalia World Conference, Henshin! Kamen Rider, Gaia Variety Hour, Women & Anime, J-Drama vs. K-Drama, A State of Elegance: Lolita Fashion Show, Voice Actor Panel - All Voice Actors, 7 Sega Saturn Games You Should've Played, From Script to Screen!, The Geek Comedy Tour: Two Geek Minimum, Evolution of Video Game Music, Vic Mignogna's Star Trek Trivia, Heroes of the Silver Screen, Get the Most Out of Your Gaming, Totally Subversive Toons, The Best Martial Arts Fight Scenes, How to Draw Women in Comics, Changing Role of Women in Video Games, International Relations 101: War, Trade, Love & Peace According to Hetalia, Kaiji: Restricted Rock, Paper, Scissors, Steampunk Show & Tell, Ace Attorney All Stars, Dubbing Songs with Anime, Guide to Self Publishing, Touhou Project, Wearing & Modeling Your Costume, Cartoonist's Daily Routine, The Proportions of Cosplay, Cosplay Unusuals, History of Gainax, Old Anime Geezer's Panel, Con Horror Stories, Japanese Pro Wrestling, Evangelion is Serious Business, Traveling Japan on a Budget, Crime Fiction in Anime, OverClocked ReMix: Video Game Music Community, Mecha: A Love Letter, Anime Musicals, Kimonos: Yer Doin' it Wrong!, Make It Work: Upcycling & Cosplay, Putting Otaku in Perspective, Gundam: What Makes It Great, Becoming a True Pokemon Master, and much 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 Hetalia, Pokemon, Panty and Stocking, Umineko, Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Macross Frontier, Bleach, Final Fantasy, Black Butler, Soul Eater, BlazBlue, D. Gray Man, 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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