Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Otakon 2008!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2008!  This news report covers our trip to Otakon 2008 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more for 2008!  Held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland over the weekend of August 8-10, 2008, Otakon 2008 saw lots of attendees ready to party on with a bunch of dedicated artists, live performances, and plenty of opportunities to hang out with fellow anime and manga fans. Our exciting trip to Otakon 2008 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. Big events included Cosplay Contest, Anime Music Videos, Karaoke, and Guest panels. Panels and workshops included functions like Anime Crash Course, Rhythm Games, Dubs That Time Forgot, Dub Acting, Podcasting for Dummies, Gaia Online, Anime in Black and White, Comics for Manga Readers, Tokyo Travel on a Budget, Yaoi Press, Life Drawing, Tales of Fandom, Making Visual Novels, Women in Webcomics, Otaku Idol Contest, Adult Cosplayers, Henshin Heroes, Journey to Silent Hill, Tokusatsu, Future of J-Rock, Definitive Anime, Japanese Indie and Modern Rock, Iron Editor, Otaku Studies, and lots more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Otakon saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Gurran Lagaan, Persona 3, Ouran Host Club, Chobits, Vampire Knight, Avatar, Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, Vocaloid, Final Fantasy, Bleach, Kingdom Hearts, and much more! Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Otakon stock convention archives!
Miscellaneous: From Artists Alleys to Art Shows, Anime Music Videos to casual conversations with esteemed Guests of Honor, shopping inside the Dealers Hall to participating numerous panels, you can always find something to do at Otakon.  

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Otakon stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Otakon!

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