|Neko Con 2003 held a
wide array of fan-focused panels and discussions delving into all sorts of interesting debates
about the ongoing life and times in the Japanese animation industry, cultural awarenes, and
much more. Captured here are just a few select panels LLNN was able to report for the
| I.C. Entertainment: Steve Bennett issued out the latest news and releases
in the exciting world of IronCat. With tons of new and well-rooted loyal fan support,
IronCat is coming back into the party with Dig Charat, Hanaukyo Maid Team, more Vampire
Princess Miyu, and possibly another version of an IronCat calendar. Of course, you all
gotta stay tuned to the IronCat man himself!
|| How to Draw Bishounen: An exprienced artist was on hand to discuss and
demonstrate to attendees the beauty and essence of drawing bishounen works. It's not
enough to simply draw, you have to do it with style and grace. Topics also featured
basics of anatomy, manga techniques, details in hair, clothing, shoes, and accessories.
Everything that you need to make a pretty bishounen come to life.
| PlushieCon: It's the invasion of the plushies!
Characters from all walks of plushie life descended upon the unsuspecting Neko attendee and
created their own panel. Such fuzzles included incorrugibly cute characters from Digi
Charat, Hamtaro, Rayearth, Chobits, Sailor Moon, Inuyasha, and much more. Discussion
also featured fullsize plushie cosplay, nametags, and how to take care of your plushie
before it takes care of you.
|| Cosplay: Experienced cosplayers gave insight and detailed
discussion into the why, how, and who should we cosplay when the itch turns into a sewing
machine purchase and a trip to the fabric store. It comes down to a lot of work, but
the focus is to keep it fun and exciting like an adventure, learn new tools, and realize
that you can build things! Discussion also featured popular characters such as Harry
Potter, Disney Kingdom Hearts, gaming characters that are becoming more accepted.
and discussion held throughout the crazy neko weekend included: Make Your Own Panel!, Ctrl-Alt-Del, Starved Art Studios,
Faans/Conscrew, Friday Night Hentai Hot Tub!, Gothic Lolita, Artists Alley 101, Decipher:
.hack Card Game, How to Make a Fan Parody, Studio Capsule, How to make an Anime Video Game,
Fans on Fans, Basic Translation, History of Video Games, Sentai and Tokusatsu, Uncensored
Guests, Beyblade, Art Supplies and Techniques, Cel Collecting, Steve Bennett's Cel Painting
Class, Manga Erotica: How to Draw Hentai, Working the Camera: How to Pose for the Big
Picture, Mailing List Photo Shoot, Animating in Flash the White Radish Way, J-Rock, How Not
to Run an Anime Convention, How to Make a WebComic, Living in Japan, and much more.
| Fan Fiction Summit: New and exprienced fan fiction authors gathered
together to talk about their latest works. Topics covered use of original characters
within well-known anime or manga side-stories, the all-important rules of proper grammar,
keeping the plot flowing smoothly, crossover possibilities, how to give more depth and
personality to your characters, reviews of good and bad fictions, and hooking up with others
in the online fanfiction community.
[Panels and Discussions]