Loscon 35
November 28-30 2008, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Loscon

Anime Panels

ANIME 101 Ten years ago, it was being called “Japanimation” and its viewership was limited. Now, it’s the hottest thing in animation with some of the best-rated shows on television anime imports. Hundreds of different titles are being sold on DVD. What made the audiences take notice? How is anime different from American and European animation?

ANIME: FROM COOKING TO GIANT ROBOTS Anime has many sub-genres, some of which are downright wacky. We’ll survey a range of them in all their silliness, discuss your and our favorites, and throw in a “name that anime” pop quiz for the audience.

COSPLAY More than just hall costumes, Cosplay is a sensation throughout Japan and its spreading all over the world. It’s costuming mainly inspired by anime, manga and gaming. What’s working and what’s not, what’s new and what’s hot.

A scholarly examination of the origins of opening credit dance moves in anime, the deeper meanings of ”Hugah”, and just how bad it can get when a studio farms out an episode to save money. 

SPIRITED AWAY A special viewing of the award winning Miyazaki’s film on the big screen in the Imperial Ball Room.

BUILDING A MECHA A Presentatoin by Mechanized Propulsion Systems.