First published: 7/12/01
Lain World Tour - Anime Expo 2001
On Saturday July 7th in Long Beach, CA, I hosted the serial experiments lain Fan's Discussion Panel at Anime Expo 2001.
First off, I just wanted to thank any TEL readers who managed to attend. Secondly, many thanks to the CJAS crew who helped me set up the multimedia portion of the panel. Thirdly, thanks to James Kao for his general assistance and being on the panel with me. And finally, I'd like to thank Carol Kim, my fiancee, for her constant encouragement and invaluable help. I appreciate all the support. ^_^
I thought the panel went fairly well, and I hope you found it informative and fun.
In addition to product news, I also showed footage from the lain promo DVD and the lain Playstation game (thanks to Yu Cheng Koh from Digital Angel for providing the game footage), presented an unpublished interview with Chiaki J. Konaka (the writer of Lain), and had an open discussion about numerous aspects of the show. At the end, people came up to view the lain merchandise I had on display and to ask questions about it. During the panel, I also gave away little "powered by Navi" stickers and about 20 Niea_7 postcards that the Pioneer people graciously gave me to distribute.
If you're curious, here's the flyer I used to advertise the panel: