Originally Posted by Killmesarah
Hi, I figured I would start a thread about all the events at CNA(since the schedule is up on the website now).
Has anyone been to Anime All night? I didn't see anything about it on the schedule.
Also, I am interested in going to Anime Karaoke. Has anyone gone to this? I was curious about the song selection and such.
Anime All-Night and Anime Karaoke are one in the same... or I should say are located at the same place... at the same time. Now how it works is around maybe 10 ( I could be wrong) at Stranthcona Hotel, which is located a few blocks (walking distance) to the MTCC, they let you into the basement bar. Now they first start off by showing various episodes of anime, while at the same time start talking people's karaoke song requests.
Soon after they turn off the anime and start the karaoke. After a while, they switch the karaoke off and then go back to the anime. And so on and so forth.
Last time I stayed for the the majority of the night... I got there at like 11pm and it ended at like 5am, but at around 2 or so they stopped doing anime and karaoke and started doing Q&A and discussions, which were great.
As for karaoke, I believe there is an email floating around for requests (I could be wrong), but they have a pretty decent library of songs and I believe vocal cancelling hardware. Oh... I don't bother requesting 'Fly me To The Moon'.... its been banned.
Now on the topic of events at CN, I took a peak at the schedule and some things urk me:
*Ikki tousen isn't a title I think should be shown @ 10am on Saturday...
*Anime Music Videos will be shown this year at John Bassett Theatre, which means If I do go and see it, I'll have to leave earlier to get back in line at JBT.
*Not much to complain about. I was disappointed that it still hasn't gotten any screening room coverage, but the panels lined up this year has really peaked my interested (which hasn't been peaked since 99)
*Not much here content wise. Outside of guests and the Star Trek: New Voyages Presentation, it has barely any coverage.
*Two Julie Benz Intimate and interactives??? Shouldn't Emma Caulfield, the much bigger star, get 2?
FOF (Festival Of Fear)
*Ginger Snaps - The beginning is showing.
*This is possibly one of the best line-ups, guests and events, hobbystar has put together... too bad they don't do this for all sections.
GENERAL CONVENTION NOTES
*The Expo map was a little funny to read, but for sure it seems they will be using the same space on the second floor as they did last year. The Side Escalators will be used and not the ones in the front like back a couple years ago.
*Autograph section are indeed in carpeted rooms on the 1st floor.
*A Screening room has been moved to where the Media/PR section used to be and vice versa.
*Iceman Video Games are there... yeah!