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Wednesday, June 3, 2009ColossalCon in Sandusky, Ohio kicks off tomorrow, Thursday June 4th! As an Anime, Gaming, and Japanese Culture Convention, cosplayers are sure to have plenty to enjoy.
Start by showing off your Cosplay costume and moves at the Opening Mixer in the Indigo Lounge at 5pm, and then maybe pop over to check out the concurrently running Rozen Maiden Q&A panel. Then at 6pm, while the mixer continues, you might also want to visit the acting panel hosted by Chuck Huber. He’s a voice actor whom you've probably heard before in Dragonball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, or Fullmetal Alchemist, and he's been an ADR director for several anime as well.
The party in the lounge shifts to Karaoke at 7pm and runs until 9pm, and in the meantime there are panels on Anime and Education and the Worst Fan Art ever. A rock band tournament starts in the game room at 8pm, and then from 10 – 11 you can choose from a Gundam Wing Endless Duel, an Anime Improv Experiment, Desert Punk Shuffle Videos or the “Gay Disco Club Retro” in the Lounge, described on ColossalCon’s Forum page this way: “For one night only at Colossalcon, the 1980's rule! Dr. Thunder and Chibi Jae bring forth their massive collections of music that time has forgot but they refuse to let go of. Let out your inner flail and rock it likes it's 1989.”
Thursday is a good introduction to the Con, especially if it’s your first time. The division into four simple rooms: Game, Panel, Video and Lounge, explodes the next day for the rest of the weekend into a possible eight choices each hour throughout the day.
The Cosplay events don’t start until Friday, but the rules still apply. Be sure to check them out, as well as their schedule and map to be fully prepped and ready to go!