You could dress up as Moose or Jughead for the Los Angeles Anime Convention , but most attendees would advise you to hobble back to your rocking chair. Prepping for two solid days of unparalleled cosplay should be the biggest dilemma you'll have if you nab a room res at the Marriott and stock your closets with plenty of changes. Imagine: You could be Pikachu at the karaoke contest, Naruto for live-action role playing, Sailor Moon for screenings, and Primula for the masquerade competition. The convention is 100-percent fan-run with thoughtful inclusions such as costume-repair stations, autograph sessions, fiction panels, a fashion show, cosplay chess, video games, gripe sessions, fan art booths, dances and parties, parties, parties. Bekka the Alice will be strutting her stuff as convention "personality" along with appearances by actress-artist Jessica Gaona, voice actor Kyle Hebert, Mr. Shake Hands Man Tadao Tomomatsu, and musical guests the Spoony Bards (pictured) performing throughout the weekend.
Fri., Jan. 8; Sat., Jan. 9; Sun., Jan. 10, 2010