|Another long year comes
to a close with the biggest anime conventions saying farewell to 2002 and preparing for
another 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 dealers, workshops, activities, and other
attractions for the fans.
Events: The schedule was definitely filled as guests from Japan and the US came to make sure this year's Sugoi Con
was the best one yet! Main events included the Friday night SWEK Live Concert, Anime
Hell, Midnite Madness, and a whole lotta karaoke!
|| Game Shows: Trivia questions from all sorts of anime led
the quizzical fans on a journey through time as contestants battled their brains for some
cool prizes up until the final showdown for who can answer the Super Hyper Mega-Bloody
Ultra-Cosmo Death Extravaganza Questionnaire.
| Cosplay Contest and
Karaoke: As the cosplay contest
took place, numerous fans enjoyed their night in the main plaza doing what they do best:
karaoke! Songs included whatever anyone could find in the large stacks of CDs and
MP3s, including anime, J-Rock, and much more. Following are the results of the Sugoi
Con 2002 Cosplay Contest:
Most Original: #33 Azaka, Aeka, Sasami from Tenchi Muyou!
Most Kawaii: #25 Shippo from Inuyasha
Most Impressive: #2 Treize from Gundam Wing
2nd Place Group: #60 characters from Final Fantasy Group
1st Place Group: #8 characters from Vandread
2nd Place Individual: #54 Flute from Violinist of Hamlyn
1st Place Individual: #56 Evil Tamahome from Fushigi Yugi
| Closing Ceremonies: Guests of Honor, long-time fans, and Sugoi Con
organizers held glasses up high as they celebrated a new life for Sugoi Con 2003 and a new
home! With over 900 fans attending and the entire hotel booked for 2002, the obvious
choice was to move to a much larger hotel and convention center to accommodate the growing
Sugoi Con fanbase. Next year's place is still being decided at this time of writing,
and rest assured LLNN will be there to see through their success now and into the future!
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