|Packing in the
attendees, every panel, workshop, or activity offered something to learn from, whether you
were into the discussion subject or not, as shown below with a brief description of each
session. Panels and discussions offered new views into the evolving mixture of anime pop
culture, cosplay, J-Rock influence, American voice-acting, philosophy, and much more.
J-Rock: Panelists of J-Rock spread the J-Goodness around with details about various
independent labels, band promotions, and talk about current bands like Luna Sea, Violent UK,
Dir En Grey, Style, X Japan, Larc en Ciel, Malice Mizer, and much more.
Cosplay: G-Chan, Ashley and Tiffany from Ah! My Cosplay, Tristine Citrine, and
Prairie Rose Clayton held a nice cosplay summit to talk about sewing machine adventures,
care of costumes, various costumes they have constructed, and their cosplay histories.
Giant Robo: Yasuhiro Imagawa has been busy giving semiars around the world about
animation and he came back to the States to finally talk about anime, especially Giant Robo.
Topics also featured past and future anime projects, marketing concerns, history of selling
toys, Gundam madness, and balancing acts with a character's popularity.
Keith Burgess and
Sue Ulu: Guests of Honor
Sue Ulu and Keith Burgess gave an informative session to educate those interested in vocal
acting. Details included their individual vocal history in the studios, anime show
credits, vocal training, background characters, and much more.
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