I was, so I assume others were, shifted to clockwork alchemy's site to panel so don't forget to stop by over there as see all their panels too! They have me in a room to myself for 4 hours to panel on eye patches (for real) casting and armor.
Define cheaper... They can be nice and simple but what if this is a piece you're going to wear often? Resin would hold up better in the long run. It's a great idea though for shorter wearing costumes though.
This was my first year at Fanime ( I had LOTS of fun) and having been to many cons over the years I'd like to throw in my 2 cents; Over all I thought the con was great. As for pros.... Lots of anime to watch Stage zero was fun The Asian cinema was good too. he con personel tried very hard to keep things running smoothly. And the cons... The pocket guide is only good if you know about it and it falls to the bottom of the bag. Why not staple it to the front cover of the larger guide? For those of us that are newer ( to anime), how about more info about the anime that's playing? Some plot background would be very helpful. And I vote for a giant robot room next year. Or maybe some old school live action like Ultraman? And the peace bonding... Always a good idea but maybe you should call it weapons registration for those people that might not think they need it since thier weapon is soft/ultralight( AKA not very weapon like)/no moving parts etc? I do like the idea of having the characters name large ( and maybe the anime it's from) on the badges. I might even pay extra for it. And how about a chioce of lanyard or clip to hold it ( I prefered the clips). And yes the hugging was a little wierd for a first timer like me at the con. High food prices? Deregur at a con. I stepped out to one of the many resturants and had a great cheap meal. And the panelist louge needs a couch, TV and coke. Chips would be nice too ;) Thanks and I hope to see you next year.
And my first feed back! Someone felt my armor panel was too technical. I'm sorry , I was hoping to brige the gap between what costumer know and how the industry does it. I'll try to have some better handouts and go slower and specifically link what costumer use and the industry uses. Thanks for the feed back. Maybe one of the cosplay costumers would like to do a panel with me?