|Another long year comes
to a close with the biggest anime conventions saying farewell to 2001 and preparing for 2002's
blockbuster future with more and more enthusiasm and support from the anime industry and fans
from all ends of the spectrum. Sugoi Con is no stranger to this as it has climbed in the
ranks since the year 2000 in strengthening its dedicated fan base, staying true to its anime
fan roots, and providing more vendors, workshops, anime shows, and other attractions for the
Sugoi Registration!: Attendance numbers topped off at 600+, a nice jump from last
year's 500+, and that's a welcome sign that fans are indeed willing to stretch that anime
convention spirit as far as they can.
|| Sugoi Spirit: You can still buy those cool variety of T-Shirts at Sugoi Con's site set up
just for merchandise. So much spirit was riled up for Sugoi, numerous celebrity
artists have donated many image pieces for Sugoi-chan: Robert DeJesus (above), Steve
Bennett, Lionel Lum, and many more! Probably the single most recognized anime
convention poster girl yet.
Playing Universe is still alive: Take a trip out to Lodoss and spend some time with the
fairies and elves... Or imagine yourself in a Gundam mecha world. A room for the RPG
fans was kept alive all day and night.
say Keiri-oki, I say Kahrah-okay: However you pronounce Karaoke, everyone knew where to
go and swing and sing the night away with a bunch of friends. Or make new ones with
either a warm anime medley or J-rock song.
of Kentucky flavor: For those really into scenery for their cosplay photos, this year's
hotel still ranks as one of the best LLNN has ever been in to get some great shots.
|| Old Town: Quaint and latching onto the nostalgic theme of yesteryears, Sugoi Con had the
warm and cozy atmosphere many had been looking forward to after a hot and very busy summer.
Breakfast Buffet: Good cheap food! Enough said!
Spirit is Alive and Well: Everywhere you looked, fans gathered in groups, sharing good
times, singing karaoke, acting goofy... signs of the fan spirit that won't die away anytime
soon and hopefully never will. Onward to 2002!
[Miscellaneous Convention Activities]