Linus Lam Network News
convention coverage report of
Sakura-con 2011!

Welcome to another edition of Linus Lam Network News for 2011!  This news report covers our trip to Sakura-con 2011 for a huge weekend of anime and manga enjoyment and a whole lot more!  Held at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle, Washington over the weekend of April 22-24, Sakura-con 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 Sakura-con 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 Clarine Harp, exist†trace, Christopher Bevins, Tiffany Grant, Chris Cason, Berryz Kobo, DJ Saiyan, Spunky Da Bunny, SIXh, Dj Blade, VOFAN, Wendy Powell, DJ Rize, Jo Chen, Stephanie Sheh, Cristina Vee, Cassandra Lee Morris, Daisuke Moriyama, Kotono Mitsuishi, Tony Oliver, Atsushi Suzumi, 6%DOKIDOKI, Jason Thompson, Michael Sinterniklaas, and Roland Kelts. Big contests included Anime Music Videos, Costume Contest, Sakura-con Mascot Contest, Karaoke, Sakura-con Commercial, Anime Trivia Quiz Shows, and the GunPla World Cup 2011 US Championship. Panels and Workshops included 2D Fighting Games 101, Advanced Cosplay Photography, AMVing: Advanced and Beyond, Anime Art Basics, Anime Debate, Anime Match Game, Anime News Report, Anime Parody and Abridged Series Late Night Fun Time, Anime Swimsuit Contest, Asian Ball Jointed Dolls: Advanced & Beyond, Con Flirting Guide, Cosplay Props & Accessories, Creative Cosplay Solutions, Crossplay 101 and Beyond, D&D Dude Creator, Extremely Hard Anime Take Home Quiz, Fujoshi and BL, Gundam Fans Anonymous, Hetalia: Not Just Made in China, Hidden away by Gods: Rediscovering Miyazaki's Spirited Away, Independently Publishing and Printing Your Own Comic, Iron Artist, J-pop Music, Lolita Fashion Show, Makeup Application for Cosplay, Manga Swap, Mask Making Workshop, Nihongo Naraou! Let's Learn Japanese 101, Online Roleplaying, Otaku Jeopardy, Parent's Guide to Anime, Risembool Rangers United, RPG Solutions & Stories, Sailor Moon: 15 Years and Counting, Seattle Women's Anime Group, Slightly Anime Dating Game, Big Bad Battle Royale, Business of Costumes, Digital Age: eManga, Evolution of Otaku Aesthetics, History of Ball-Jointed Dolls, Touhou Project, and much more.
Cosplay: This year's trip to Sakura-con saw lots of inspired costumes from numerous anime and manga characters and more! Chart-topping displays for this year included characters from Panty and Stocking, Vocaloid, Bleach, Soul Eater, Final Fantasy, Gurren Lagaan, Black Butler, Pokemon, Durara, Chobits, Hetalia, Macross Frontier, Code Geass, and much more! 
Please check out more cosplay photo coverage from our Sakura-con 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 Sakura-con.  

Come check out more cosplay and events photo coverage from our Sakura-con stock convention archives!

Be sure to visit the next Sakura-con!

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