From the big Game Shows to Workshops to everything else in between, KatsuCon 11 packed in a load of fan-run events sure to get your otaku brain cells alive.  Major events included Opening Ceremonies, Anime Music Videos, Psycho Le Cemu concerts, dances, and lots more.

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Compendium of Main Events at KatsuCon: Even with big celebrity guests of honor, J-rock bands flying in to sing for their fans, and anime industry dealers talking about the big projects for this year, Katsucon continues to let itself focus on the fandom to drive it, both in staff and the guests who once were smalltime aspiring fans themselves.  This year's events drew large crowds with popular J-Rock band Psycho Le Cemu flying in from across the Pacific pond to help spread the PLC goodness for the J-Rock enthusiasts, complete with Q&A session, special fan photos, and lots of lines for PLC merchandise just outside of the main events ballroom.  As usual, the Friday night Anime Music Videos enjoyed a new crop of amazing works sure to inspire a new legion of AMVs artists ready to toss their winning works into more AMV contests scheduled at additional conventions held throughout the year.  Who's Katsu Is It Anyway? saw notable conventioneering fans gather up on stage to entertain the audience during the Cosplay Masquerade judging sessions.  And since we're on the subject of fandom, for those who need a break from the bustling rush hour of the Dealers Hall, artful rest and relaxation could be found in the Art Show, Art Auction, Artists Alley, Video Programming rooms showing the latest hit anime shows, and much more.

KatsuCon 11 Masquerade Cosplay Contest: It's time to get groovy and shake that booty!  This year's KatsuCon Masquerade had a great roundup of excellent stage performances and workmanship displays that would definitely knock anyone's socks off.  Entries this year included characters from shows such as Evangelion, Last Exile, Katamari Damacy , Revolutionary Girl Utena, Kingdom Hearts, Guilty Gear, Naruto, Inuyasha, Naruto, Chobits, Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon, Samurai Champloo, Devilman, LaPucelle Tactics, Ky Kiske, Full Metal Alchemist, Rurouni Kenshin, Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Suikoden, and Hellsing.
Young fan entries as characters from Evangelion played the opening theme. #1 Cast of Last Exile explore their stage entertaining elements with a funny reenactment of the entire series in one Phantom of the Opera musical skit.

#2 A dashing prince from Katamari Damacy crosses paths with a certain Revolutionary Princess
#3 Lonely and mysterious guardian of time, Eternal Sailor Pluto #4 Kingdom Hearts Donald Duck #6 Mad doctors beware.  Mad Doctor Faust of Guilty Gear fame explains how he is... misunderstood.

#5 All the characters from the addictive game Katamari Damacy have finally hit the big stage.  The moving and the shaking begins! #7 It's like another crossover fanfiction gone crazy, as Naruto characters find themselves with Chii and Inuyasha

#8 Magical Guardian Sailor Pretty Boys take over the Final Fantasy world!  Sailor Cloud sez. #9 Mario Bros characters reminisce the good old 8-bit days while sporting on the golf course. #10 Every man's dream and nightmare.  Forget Inuyasha, how about Kagome and someone else for a change?

#11 You like me, she likes you, he likes her, who likes who?  Characters from Utena put on a great musical number to highlight the series' characters.

#12 And now for some fun with Samurai Champloo as characters try to figure out a cool skit theme... dancing?  Fighting?  RPG? #13 Shiva and Rydia from Final Fantasy 4
#14 From Final Fantasy X, it's Rikku Can't Dance as Rikku shows Yuna and Auron her most outrageous moves.

#15 It's time for the Ninja rap as all the characters from Naruto duke it out dance-style on stage.  Go ninja, go ninja, go!
#17 Otakus of the world, unite!  It's time for the People's Republic of Anime!  Join the Communist Party of Anime!  Love and Peace! #18 Extreme demons everywhere!  Who're ya gonna call?  LaPucelle Tactics characters face their greatest demon challenge yet: the smelly fanboy!

#19 Kidnapping ain't gonna work, so a Sailor Starfighter's gotta come up with another dazzling flashy way to lure Queen Serenity.
#21 One time during ninja training, Naruto and his merry party of fighting ninjas used their powers to strike up a J-rock band.

#22 Space Channel Alchemist presented a very groovy disco version of the popular anime. #24 Full Moon wants to find her true love again as she performs on stage.
#25 Queen Beryl just can't get her groove on, so it's up to Galaxia and her dark minions to help her rock the house punk-style. #26 The anime skies of Japan are now safe, until they get invaded by bad American corporate producers renaming all the characters.

#27 Yet another Naruto skit, but wait!  It's been invaded by the yaoi!
#28 Leon Belmont from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence #29 Some video game characters know a little bit more about being popular than others.  This musical pokes fun at the popular segment of fandom with a cool musical stage number and characters from Final Fantasy and Suikoden 3.

#30 Saving the best for last, all the characters from Hellsing perform a very awesome musical skit reenactment of the entire anime series.

Craftsmanship Awards
Honorable Mention Novice Division Award:
Young fan Evangelion group 
Honorable Mention Novice Division Award:
#5 Katamari Damacy group
Honorable Mention Novice Division Award:
#14 Auron Rikku from Rikku Can't Dance
Honorable Mention Novice Division Award:
#13 Shiva and Rydia from Final Fantasy 4
Honorable Mention Novice Division Award:
#19 Queen Serenity
Best Workmanship Novice Division Award:
#19 Prince Demando and #23 Rurouni Kenshin
Honorable Mention Journeyman Division Award:
#12 Entries from Samurai Champloo
Best Workmanship Journeyman Division Award:
#12 Katie Bair's Guardian Force
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#28 Leon Belmont from Castlevania: Lament of Innocence
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#26 Darcy's skirt construction
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#30 Lauren's Use of Vinyl from Hellsing skit
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#18 LaPucelle Tactics skit: Creative use of interfacing for costume stiffness
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#18 LaPucelle Tactics skit: Making of own pirate hat
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#7 Inuyasha for Attention to detail
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#11 G-chan for costume accuracy, recreation, and fit for Utena skit
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#3 Eternal Sailor Pluto's costume construction
Honorable Mention Craftsmanship Division Award:
#30 Celes Victoria's patches attention to detail
Best Workmanship Craftsmanship Division Award:
#30 Tattoo workmanship on characters
Best in Show Workmanship Craftsmanship Division Award:
#29 Full Throttle Paine

Judges Choice Awards
Judges Choice Presentation Award:
#9 Mario Brothers
Judges Choice Presentation Award:
#8 Magical Guardian Sailor Pretty Boys
Judges Choice Presentation Award:
#18 LaPucelle Tactics skit
Judges Choice Presentation Award:
#29 Final Fantasy Popular skit
Judges Choice Presentation Award:
#17 Communist Party of Anime
Tech Crew's Choice Award:
#15 Naruto Ninja Rap skit
Cosplay Coordinator's Choice Award:
#24 Full Moon's singing performance

Presentation Awards
Best Presentation Novice Division Award:
#17 Communist Party of Anime
Best in Class Presentation Novice Division Award:
#5 Katamari Damacy group
Best Presentation Journeyman Division Award:
#22 Space Channel Alchemist
Best in Class Presentation Craftsman Division Award:
#30 Hellsing group skit
Best in Show Presentation Award:
#29 Final Fantasy Popular skit

Hall Costume Awards
Honorable Mention Award:
Megaman
Honorable Mention Award:
White Mage artifact armor
Honorable Mention Award:
Jam from Guilty Gear X
Honorable Mention Award:
Paine from FFX-2
Best in Weekend Award:
Cloud from Advent Children
Judges Choice Award:
Princess Serenity
Judges Choice Award:
Red Mage
Judges Choice Award:
Alichino
Judges Choice Award:
Seshomaru
Judges Choice Young Fan Award:
Mink
Best Novice Award:
Princess Serenity
Best Journeyman Group Award:
Magna Carta group
Best Craftsman Award:
Fushigi Yuugi couple

 

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