|From Illuminati to
Digerati, women's issues to art seminars, and collectibles to voice acting, panels and
discussions always bring out the best of anime and manga education. Here at Nan Desu Kan
7, LLNN managed to scope what excellent panels were being held and provide a short description
of what was covered.
Desu Kan 7
Network: Team members from
the highly acclaimed ANN gave updates about their network and discussed new releases for the
fall and winter season. Topics included DVD release, mini-trivia prizes, discussion
about Hana Yori Dango, Boogiepop Phantom, DragonBall Z, Bubblegum Crisis, and much more.
How to Spot
Bootlegs: Abel Sollis and
company gathered together to chat about the latest and oldest in bootlegs from shitajikis,
collectible cards, figurines, manga, model kits, puzzles, cels, toys, wallscrolls, and
more. Identification discussion focused on holograms, the way cards and shitijikis are
processed, moire patterns, and especially the prices.
Live: Bob Bergen is
perhaps the most influential voice actor in the United States with numerous voice experience
that today's crop of VAs look up to. So it's no surprise that he gave a very
inspirational instructional seminar directed at both fans and many attending VAs themselves
who understood exactly what it's like to work in the VA business.
otherwise known as idol cards, are one of the most popular of the anime and manga
collectibles. Panelists were on hand to discuss online resources, local shops, various
prices on quality and popularity of various cards, auctions, anime card mailing lists,
watching out for bootlegs, care and sorting of the cards, and much more.
Fine Art of
Translation: Jan Frazier provided a seminar detailing the hard work behind all those
translation for anime and manga. Think it's easy? Jan discussed topics such as
accents, practice of extensive vocabularies, production work, budgetary cost versus accuracy
and speed of translation, the experience of living in Japan, and much more.
How Not to Make a
"Donkey" of Yourself: Dare to go where the politically incorrect fans voice their opinions!
This was the place to be heard and be cheered. Discussions included ranting about
fanboy bathing (or lack thereof), subs vs. dubs, fangirl screaming, stalking guests of
honor, abusing the con staffers, hallway traffic, cosplay choices, crossplay, hotel conduct,
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