||The anime fan
community has a ravishing appetite for networking with popular artists and
cosplayers alike, and Ani-Magic played host to a great variety of
superstars who traveled from near and far to help fans deliver results
from their dreams.
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popular voice actress for Dee-dee of Cartoon Network's Dexter's
Laboratory discussed her involvement in the vocal acting arena as well
as holding an autograph session for her dedicated fans. Highlights
of the panel included insight into the very secluded life of a voice,
not being able to see the other actors with scattered schedules, as well
as Ms. Cressida's vocal example of Dee-dee herself much to the enjoyment
of her audience.
Faux Pas: David and Kimberly Ramsay of
the Jasper Cosplay Closet gave a humorous panel discussion on the
trials and tribulations of cosplaying at anime conventions, a hobby that
should be regarded more seriously now with the advent of better cameras
and certainly more questionable non-costuming fans with ulterior
motives. Subjects included: (1) careful posturing, don't squat
with your legs open and don't lean forward with your butt showing, (2)
costumes will always draw photographers and if you want to give good
shots, don't carry around bags of stuff to mar the shots, (3) look
tasteful, don't wear something you probably won't like or will certainly
get dirty and do take care of your costume with regular cleanings, (4)
watch out for those dastardly or bumbling newbie photographers who want
more than just a frontal shot as some will sneak a panty shot or some
cannot use a camera like it should be used; help them out or whack them
on the head with your best judgment. The big words for the day:
just be more careful.
Fiction: Hosted by Joyce Wakabayashi (left)
and Dennis Carr (right), both longtime anime fan fiction writers, discussion
ranged from uniting various ideas into one good plot and posting fics
online for the audience reading pleasure.
Yoshida of Viz Communications gave
dedicated Viz Video fans a sneak peek at the future line-up, which
included a nice clip of Ayashi no Ceres, the popular new series by Yuu
Watase, soon to come!
Trivia: The RAGE fan group hosted this
exciting one-hour game extravaganza that scoured the minds of three
contestants vying for the ultimate round of cool prizes, Jeopardy
style. Do you think you have what it takes to become the ultimate
anime knowledge guru?
Your Own Anime: Toshi Yoshida of Viz
Communications hosted the popular workshop that involved attendees'
voices and delivered always humorous results, showing how hard it is to
really voice-act your way to stardom.
panels and events at Ani-Magic 2000: Bandai
Entertainment with updates to their future line-up and current projects,
Anime Karaoke where fans could belt out tunes for great anime prizes,
Drawing Anime Characters, hosted by Sareh Karimi
and Stephanie Miller as they walked fans through the fine art of
character development, facial expressions, and body formations, Costume
Presentation and You: hosted by David and Kimberly Ramsay of the Jasper
Cosplay Closet, focusing on cosplay presentations and postures for Hall
and Masquerade competition.
Alley] [Dealers Room] [Gaming]
[Panels 1] [Panels 2] [King
of Fighters Cosplay Gallery 1] [Cosplay Gallery 2]
[Cosplay Gallery 3] [Cosplay
Gallery 4] [Cosplay Gallery 5] [Cosplay
Gallery 6] [Cosplay Gallery 7] [Cosplay
Gallery 8] [Saturday Night Dance] [Hotel
and Scenery] [Extras and LLNN Commentary]