Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Otakon 2011!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2011!  This news report covers our trip to Otakon 2011 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland over the weekend of July 29-31, Otakon 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 Otakon 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 Peter S. Beagle, Johnny Yong Bosch, CHEMISTRY, DJ Saolilith, Eyeshine, Scott Freeman, Toshihiro Fukuoka, Orine Fukushima, Noboru Ishiguro, Atsuhiro Iwakami, Masumi Kano, Roland Kelts, KYLEE, Cassandra Lee, Shelby Lindley, Masao Maruyama, Mitsuba, Kazuya Murata, Momoko Ohara, Tony Oliver, Lisa Ortiz, Masayuki Ozaki, Scott Sager, Takamasa Sakurai, Akira Sasanuma, Patrick Seitz, Stephanie Sheh, Chiaki Shimogama, Makoto Shinkai, Bob Shirohata, Mari Yoshida, Hiroaki Yura, Sixh., J. Michael Tatum, Nobuo Uematsu, Cristina Vee, and Tom Wayland.  Main Events included Anime Music Videos, Club Otaku, Fashion Shows, Karaoke, Otacafe, Masquerade Contest, Otaku Idol, Otakurave, Matsuri Festival, and much more.  Panels and workshops included Giant Monsters, Exploring Tokyo, Anime News Network, Best Manga Never Read, Japanese Figures and Toys, Anime Parliament, Intro to Japanese, Project Cosplay, Basics of Sculpting Chibis, Costuming and Beyond, Making Anime at Home, Fandom and Criticism, Funimation, Tales of Otakonia, Japanese Commercials, J-Pop for Dummies, Ultimate Lolita Fashion Show, Unusual Manga Genres, Anime Family Feud, Iron Editor, Basic Corset Design, Making Anime Music, Learn to Play Go, Anime Press Your Luck, anime Name that Tune, Cosplay Makeup, Crossdressing Girls, No-Sew Cosplay, Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos, and much 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 Vocaloid, Hetalia, Black Butler, Pokemon, Madoka Magica, Final Fantasy, Sailor Moon, Dragonball, Code Geass, Star Driver, Persona, Umineko, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Otakon 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 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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