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Convention Report :: Anime Evolution 2010

Aug 18, 2010

Anime Evolution is an annual convention held in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It officially started in 2002 and, in 2009 was large enough to require the services of the newly opened Vancouver Convention Centre, which was constructed for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. This year, however, though the attendance forecast is higher (well over 5000), the organizers decided to return to the University of British Colombia for the event.

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Characteristic Cosplay

One of big attractions of the convention is not the events, games, or the vendors selling excellent anime related products. In fact, it is the attendees themselves. Every year, the vast majority of the people going to Anime Evolution participate in costume play, or cosplay.

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People dress up as their favourite characters from different anime, manga, or video game, most costumes are custom hand made by the cosplayers themselves. Many Anime Evolution events focuses on cosplay, including fashion shows, elaborate chess games with people standing in for the pieces and duking it out whenever a piece is captured, and themed gatherings for photoshoots.

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Special Guests

This year, Anime Evolution brought in many internet celebrities, including webcomic artists and fan video makers. The special guest list included the likes of Martin "LittleKuriboh" Billany, who is known for creating the Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged Series videos; Richard Ian Cox, voice actor for such anime series as Ranma 1/2, Inuyasha, and Gundam 00; and the artists of UDON, which worked on comics for Street Fighter and other Capcom/Konami trademarks.

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Find a Convention Near You!

Of course, Anime Evolution isn't the only anime convention in the world! For example, Seattle has Sakura-Con in March/April while Philadelphia has Inochicon. You can easily find the nearest convention using an internet search engine (get your parents to help out if you need it). Check out the date, time, and location of the event and start preparing your own costume!

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WindvanPelt
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Mistykit
Mistykit posted in TV Shows:
I thought it'd be cool for all the anime fans if there was a forum where we could find friends who like the anime we do :) Personally I really need some more friends who like what I do. Maybe you'll find someone who shares your love for something really obscure! Including manga too. To start off here are some favorites of mine: (just because one isn't here doesn't mean I might not like it too so everyone please share yours!) Black Butler D. Gray-Man No.6 Yu-Gi-Oh Seraph of the End Puella Magi Madoka Magica Horimiya Kekkai Sensen Free! Kyoukai no Kanata Tamako Market (especially its movie!!) My Little Monster Mekakucity Actors (and that whole music project that it's based on) Toradora! haven't finished reading/watching but like: (if you like it I'll make it a priority :)) Akagami no Shirayuki-hime Pandora Hearts Kyou Kara Maou Kuroko no Basket Noragami Kiznaiver  Bungou Stray Dogs The World Is Still Beautiful Ajin Haikyuu!! Aldnoah.Zero Princess Tutu That's all I could think of for now! What are yours? Note: No bashing other people's faves! Have debates/flame wars elsewhere. (Especially about Sword Art Online. Let's not even touch that)
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american_brit
american_brit posted in Movies:
I wouldn't know  [s:p/1kuf] So, "Finding Nemo" by default (; I absolutely love the movie. Hopefully the sequel doesn't disappoint! 
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AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Movies:
Finding Nemo, only because Finding Dory took awhile to establish itself. 
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