Every panel, event, or workshop offered something to learn from, and LLNN captured a shot of the weekend's panels with a brief description of each session.  Explorations for 2002 delved straight into the heart of current fandom that lies in the surging excitement of manga, voice acting, cosplay, reminiscing about all of 2002's awesome anime con circuit, as well as new and exciting venues to focus on for the next year.

Sugoi Con 2002
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Guest Focus on Reba West: It was a blast from the past as Reba West gave her input on what's new in her life as voice actress, new projects coming out, answering questions about scripting, her voice acting history, character development, and attending numerous Robotech conventions throughout the years.
What's New at IronCat?: Steve Bennett gave quick updates to Studio IronCat's upcoming 2003 lineup and new projects, along with focused attention on the manga artist guests brought over for this year: Senno Knife and Nekoi Rutoto.  Topics covered animation work with the great Leiji Matsumoto and answering questions about their characters in their current manga works.

The Way of the Kimono: Panelists were on hand to give a brief history of the kimono and how it made its way through Japanese tradition.  Topics included customary traditions, ornaments, perception of kimono as symbol of luxury and social status, use of kimono in kabuki theaters, a demonstration on how to put on and wear a kimono, and much more.
Inside Studio Madhouse: Madhouse representatives were on hand to discuss their future projects and optimistic outlook on the strength of Japanese animation in America.  Topics of discussion included new anime, live action projects, new Jubei Ninja Scroll movie in the works, finishing up the Chobits TV show, and answering questions about the latest Vampire Hunter D movie.


Super Robots: With the help of a poster showing off the greatest super robots ever animated in Japan, panelists and audience members talked about their favorite battle brawns including robots from such anime shows like BrainpowerD, Gundam, Voltron, L-Gaim, Mazinger Z, Grandizer, Getter-Robo, and many more.
Tokusatsu: Live Action shows are still reaping in praise from old school fans as panelists and audience members spoke about their favorite live-action sentai heroes and villians from shows like Ultraman, Kamen Rider, Godzilla, Kaiju, Space Sheriff, Metal Head and much more.

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