|Para-con came with a
bevy of anime events and screenings to watch in between all those exciting thrill rides.
Guests featured this year included Shane Callahan (Blue Submarine No. 6, Elf Princess Rain),
Keith Burgess (Street Fighter Alpha, Manga Entertainment representative), Carl Horn (Editor of Neon Genesis Evangelion-Viz, LLC), and
Invisible Skratch Pickelz (Wave Twisters, Thud Rumble, Mixxteriuos).
| Anime Screenings: Held in the Pictorium Theater and the Paramount
Theater, valid passes for Para-con let anime enthusiasts in on a full day of screenings
including Risky Safety, BoogiePop Phantom, YuGiOh, KO Beast Century, Wave Twisters, Kikaider,
Last Exile, Angelic Layer, and Heat Guy J.
| Dealers and Sponsors: Elsewhere throughout the park, Para-con hosted
numerous booths with anime vendors and sponsors advertising their wares and distributing
information about upcoming events around the Bay Area.
| Costume Contest: Characters in the costume contest included Digi
Charat, Naruto, MegaMan, Clamp, Card Captor Sakura, Yuyu Hakesho, Final Fantasy 8, Final
Fantasy X, FLCL, Kingdom Hearts, Battle Royale, and Evangelion. 3rd Place prize went
to Digiko from Digi Charat. 2nd Place prize went to Haruka from FLCL. And 1st
Place prize went to Wakka from Final Fantasy X. Congratulations to all the entries and
winners in this year's Para-con costume contest!