Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Otakon 2015!
 

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2015!  This news report covers our trip to Otakon 2015 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 24-26, Otakon 2015 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 2015 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 included Ei Aoki, Travis Willingham, Laura Bailey, Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, Shizuka Kurosaki, Lauren Landa, Seiji Kishi, Yuichiro Hayashi, Toshiyuki Nagano, Romi Park, Christopher Sabat, Takamasa Sakurai, Masao Maruyama, Yasuaki Iwase, Hiroyuki Takei, Sean Schemmel, Toshiyuki Toyonaga, J. Michael Tatum, Shuko Yokoyama, Bryce Papenbrook, Shinji Takamatsu, Tooru Kubo, and Keiji Tang. Big events included concerts by Draft King and Oreskaband, annual Otakon Masquerade, Anime Music Videos, Karaoke, and much more. Panels and workshops included 1980's a Go Go!, Manga for Grown Ups, Year of Evangelion, 70s Anime Funtime!, Horror Manga of the 20th Century, Angels in Anime, Anime Directors, Anime in US Media, Asian Ball Jointed Dolls, Attacking Giants, Awesome Animation, Awesome Women in Animation, BAD Japanese Music Videos, Beginning of Boys Love, Behind Jojo's Discography, Beyond Miyazaki, Beyond Visual Kei, Samurai in Japanese Cinema, Bootleg Anime from Korea, Color Theory and Cosplay, Comics Day, Afterlife Lore in Japanese Culture, Anime from North Korea, East Asian Auto Racing, Fabric Choices in Cosplay, Fast Times at Anime High, From Anime to Live Action, Study Abroad, Game Theory, Geek Parenting, Greatest Anime Openings Ever, Gundam for Newbies, Inking and Painting, Toku Collecting, Japanese Fairy Tales, Japanese Idols, Japanese Indie Music, Japanese Pro Wrestling, Kuro Fashion, Tokukatsu, Magical Women in Anime, Meaning of Kimono, Music of Asian Cinema, Nerds and Hip Hop, New Anime for Older Fans, Old School RPGs, Armor and Props Painting, Poetry in Anime, Politics in Video Games, Prop Making, Rise of CG Anime, Sailor Moon Transformations, Saint Seiya, Sekai Project, Diversity in Anime, Spaceflight in Anime, Spirits and Spirals, Lolita Fashion, Touhou Project, Translation and Localization, Horror in Anime and Manga, Viz Media, Vocaloid Mania, Subtitles Gone Wrong, 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 Love Live, Naruto, Sailor Moon, Kantai Collection, Touken Ranbu, Tokyo Ghoul, No Game No Life, Dragonball Z, Vocaloid, League of Legends, RWBY, Magi, Jojo's Bizarre Adventures, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Otakon stock convention archives!
Report: 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!