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AM Chair
10-07-2002, 09:32 AM
Minasan,
As we return to our nomal lives here in Lancaster, on behalf of the staff of Ani-Magic, I want to send out my heartfelt thanks for supporting the Autumn Dream this year. I have no official numbers yet, but I'm quite sure we had lots more people than than the first two.

I know for sure that we had a lot more cosplayers than 2 years prior. It is personally gratifiying to see my "child" stand up and walk this year. Ani-Magic is in the black, and it will be around for years to come thanks in part from your attendance. We beat very tough odds and pulled this off.

This particular edition has put the last nail in the coffin of politics at AM, something none of us wanted or needed. We have refuted all the rumor and propaganda that tried to kill this con over the summer. Anything said unconstructive about AM now is irrelevant. We'll always accept constructive criticism, but attacks just don't matter anymore. We will always try to make a better con for you.

But you who sew the dreams to life are ones who bring the con to life and we are thankful for that. Anyone can go to a con, but you guys and gals are the ones who provide the color and mystique to the cons of California. My hat's off to you. Thank you again for making Ani-Magic 2002 so successful and for ensuring we can do it again next year.

Revell Walker
Chairman, AM 02

Famira Damaris
10-07-2002, 10:26 AM
We should be thanking everyone who made it such an awesome convention this year, Revell. ^^ I've been coming to Ani-Magic for three years now and it's just getting better and better. *grins* Kudos to all of you!

Kitty
10-07-2002, 11:56 AM
I am sooo happy that you and all the hard work you were doing paid off and became the wonderfull time that we all had at Ani-magic! It brings me tears to my face cause I thought that there was not going to be a another one next year but hearing that good news that there WILL be more Ani-magics to come ......YAHOOOOOOO! YATTA YATTA! (Starts to dance on one leg from side to side) Basiclly thank you Revell*^_^*and a big thanks to your team of hard workers^_^

Dragoon Knight
10-07-2002, 12:17 PM
Thank you Revell for all the hard work you and your staff have done to make this AM a great one. Will see you next year ^^

peacecraft
10-07-2002, 12:27 PM
It was my favorite con last year. It was still my favorite con this year. I suspect it will be next year. Thanks, Revell. :D

rogue2999
10-07-2002, 12:28 PM
Revell,

I don't know how you guys can be able to put up with it like you guys do, but when I saw everything that was going on down there, I hope that with my con, we can be able to do just as good as you guys did down there. I know that there were tempers flying and somethings didn't go as smoothly as others would've liked, but you guys pulled it off great.

I know that I learned a lot when I was down there and I also know one other thing when it comes to this. Leave the polotics to the ones that can handle it and leave it out side of the con period. I can't wait to see Ani-Magic 2003 next year, and this time I'm going to be better prepared then the last time. I'm also getting my room resevered a year in advanced once I get the dates for the next con.

Felix

Iori E
10-07-2002, 12:33 PM
Revell, thank you. Thank you and the staff for your hard work and dedicated effort in making Ani-Magic happen. I'm glad to hear that you've overcome all the odds to bring this con to us. It's cool that everything's worked out, and I hope to see you next year.

artemis316
10-07-2002, 02:17 PM
Revell, congrats on beating all odds this year and making AniMagic the best, damn con for cosplayers ever!! Despite a few minor problems...*COUGH!!* LAST MINUTE PANEL SCHEDULING *COUGH!!* (LOL, just kidding ^.^)...AM was great!!

For me, I look foward to AM every year (though I missed the first year), but it totally shows the dedication and teamwork that you and your staffers put into your work to make AM a success and it shows! I'd also like to congradulate Char and Lisa for a tremendous job on the masquerade and other cosplay stuff!! They rock!

Looking foward to another great year at AM'03!! As I usually say, Revell...you and your staffers 'totally reek of awesomeness!! Oh, it's true...it's damn true!!' LOL

*Looks at Kitty*

>_<; NOOOOOOoooooooooooo...not YATTA!! *Faints and collapses*

Con Wytch
10-07-2002, 03:40 PM
I wanted to take the time to say here that I am so glad everyone had a good time. I appreciate the support that all of the convention goers and our special guests gave to me and my staff and giving your unconditional understanding and being gentle with me when I told you this was my first time in doing this sort of thing. Never in my life have I ever had such a fabulous time or met such a wonderful bunch of people. I look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Brightest of Blessings to all of you!!

Mrs. Melinda Pappa
Head of Guest Relations
Ani-Magic 2002

Aoshi Shinomori
10-07-2002, 03:46 PM
I would like to thank the Staff and everyone else that was involved for Animagic happening this year. I had so much fun last year.. and this year i had alot of fun too. I got to meet new people and old people. and I also participated in many events.. I will look forward for the many years to come.

Karisu-sama
10-07-2002, 04:39 PM
In case you didn't see any of my other posts elsewhere on the subject, IT WAS GREAT!!!!!!! THANKS, REVELL!!!!! (And thanks SO MUCH for inviting our family at Fanime!!!) :D :D :D

Adella
10-07-2002, 05:50 PM
WOOHOO!! ANIMAGIC TOOK OVER AX FOR MY FAVORITE CON!!

Rey-Rey
10-07-2002, 05:56 PM
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L to the 3rd
10-07-2002, 10:24 PM
It was a great con... I'm sorry we missed the closing ceremonies...we were eating at coco's and didn't realize the time..
^_^;;

My only gripes were..some of the panel times changing and..the lack of toilet paper!!!!

Mei Lan Chang
10-08-2002, 02:36 AM
Lack of toilet paper? Yipes....

I had a really great time. Ani-Magic was my first anime con and I really really enjoyed it. I met cool people that will always be my friends. Thanks so much for making a great con for me to toddle around in.

Kenshin Ken
10-08-2002, 02:49 AM
Revell, I've only met ya in person for the first time ^^ and I salute to you! you've made a con well suited for us cospalying, con goign lovers! keep it up! AM was the best con I've atteneded! ^^ this was my first AM... and I don't plan on making it my last hehe ^^

BabySnowLeopard
10-08-2002, 06:58 PM
Yay! Yay!
Hiiiiii! You already know how much the Neko Twins love Ani-Magic!! So cozy, and convenient too!
I'm so happy to hear you guys paid off the hotel this year!! Congrats!! And yay for AM03 and AM04!! We'll SO be there! And maybe sometime soon you'll hit the 1000 mark :D

~Kie

Kamui Motoaki
10-08-2002, 07:00 PM
I thought flying down to Animagic was well worth the trip. . .
it was great meeting soo many ppl. . .^_^
i can't wait till next year. .

Aya Mizu
10-08-2002, 07:24 PM
Yay Yay Yay! ^_^ I had a great time and I can't wait to see next year! I might even have a FF costume finally XD

Nadeshiko
10-08-2002, 07:28 PM
Thank you for making AniMagic possible. This year has brought me fond memories. Though I could not attend the previous year, this year made up for everything I missed out. Though it was a small convention, there's something about AniMagic's enviroment that truly makes it magical. The program line up was astounding. AniMagic has established what anime cons are all about. I was able to chat with a few industry people and spend time with friends and making new ones.

Count on me being there in 2003. ^_^ Keep up the great work!

Hakaider
10-09-2002, 09:24 AM
Revell:

Animagic was a blast! Thank you for making it such a great con!

I have been to a lot of sci-fi cons and anime cons in the past but this was was one of the best con experiences that I had.

It was so friendly and very cozy!

AM Chair
10-09-2002, 11:09 AM
Kudos right back at ya, big guy! You made the Star Wars halftime show something we won't forget for a long time. Please extend my thanks to all the participants, I'm going to find some way to thank them for coming up.

Revell

Lightning Count
10-09-2002, 12:47 PM
You know I'm coming back............you couldn't keep me away. =^_~=

L to the 3rd
10-09-2002, 02:15 PM
hehe..halftime show.. reminds me of
the superbowl!

Aya Mizu
10-09-2002, 02:18 PM
Hey Flo! It's Annie ^_^

It was a pleasure to meet you in person and your group was just awesome! *_* The girl who was Amidala was so perfect and so pretty! And Karisu-sama was toooooo awesome as Shmi XD Congrats on a successful show and I can't wait to see you all perform again! :D

Hakaider
10-09-2002, 05:22 PM
Revell:

Thanks, Revell. It was a really incredible experience for all of us.
( Could I also get a copy of the Masquerade? I wanted to see the whole show as well.)


L to the 3rd:

LOL! You know it's funny because our "Mara Jade" joked to us that you were her "husband" when you cosplayed as Luke Skywalker.


Ayako:

*Waves * Aloha Annie! :)

It was great meeting you.

That would be Christy who played Amidala. I thought she was a dead ringer for Natalie Portman.

And yeah, I got scolded by "Shmi Skywalker" for helping to blow up a planet that night.

Aya Mizu
10-09-2002, 11:17 PM
Heehee -
It was awesome to see you and your troupe and it was lovely meeting you too! :D

Hakaider
10-10-2002, 02:39 AM
Thank you so much, Ayako. :)

L to the 3rd
10-10-2002, 04:09 AM
*eye twitches*

^_^;; hmm.. maybe i should call myself
scrawny Luke..

Aya Mizu
10-10-2002, 04:12 AM
Dahahaha XD You have a wife, a yaoi twin....what's next on your list? :D

L to the 3rd
10-10-2002, 04:30 AM
cousin michelle..

Aya Mizu
10-10-2002, 04:37 AM
XD Oh yeahhhhhhh!
I forgot about that picture of you guys all standing with your back to the camera.

Con Wytch
10-10-2002, 12:03 PM
Revell......

Wanna really know how hard I worked The convention? I broke 3....count them 3 nails this weekend and I am only just complaining now!!! ::::shaking jagged index finger at him:::: you owe me man!!!

{{{ Hugs }}}

Con Wytch