Panel Descriptions

Our panels schedule is not quite ready for ACen 2017, if you would like to see what we offered in 2016 please view below!

 

 

Please see below an overview of our programming for 2016. If you are interested in applying to run a panel for our 20th anniversary, please review our Panelist Policy and complete our Application Form for 2017.

Panel Programming 2016 Events and Descriptions

Below is the list of all 2016 fan run panel descriptions. All panels are organized alphabetically by title. The Guidebook app will be available for the 20th anniversary so you can download our schedule and create your to-do plan for the weekend.

 

50% Off Free Iwatobi Swim Club Panel

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

If you’ve seen the 50% Off parody by Octopimp come see us in the Q&A! This panel is a question and answer panel with the 50% Off characters answering the questions! If you were at Acen last year and didnt get the chance to see us then we are back!!!

 

75% Off Iwatobi Panel

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Iwatobi and Samezuka swim clubs! We’ll answer questions from both seasons and 50% Off! Splash Free!

 

A Doujin Fan’s Journey across the Pacific

5/21/2016; 11:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

As doujin fan, I have visited artist alley at various U.S. cons and finally did my pilgrimage to Comiket, world largest doujinshi fair. Why are the two events, existed for artists to express themselves, so DIFFERENT in so many ways? The interactive panel will explore that with the audience.

 

A Good Day to Maximum Weeaboo 18+

5/21/2016; 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Contribute to our unwarranted self-importance as we take a sarcastic look at ourselves and our fan-dumb, the things we love, and the things we love to hate. Come for the snark, stay for the snark (and free stuff).

 

A Guide to Amateur At-Home Voice Acting

5/20/2016; 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you like voice acting? Well, did you know you could be a voice actor from your own home? Join professional voice actors and learn about how to get into voice acting without having to leave your front door!

 

ABC’s of Japanese Culture

5/20/2016; 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Get to know more about Japan, letter by letter. K is for Kabuki Theatre. X is for X-Japan. J is for Johnny’s Entertainment. An educational panel on Japanese culture with a fun twist.

 

ACen Con Runner Panel

5/21/2016; 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come meet the people that run Anime Central and bring you the amazing content you crave!

 

ACen Feedback Session

5/22/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Did you love something about the 2016 convention? Is there something we can improve on? Do you have questions about something? This is the place to bring your best (and worst) feedback!

 

Adaptations Across Countries

5/21/2016; 7:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Strange things happen when a show is adapted for a different company. Come see the strange shows of Spiderman’s giant robot, TMNT Anime, and Samurai Pizza Cats!

 

Agepoyo! Gyaru 101

5/21/2016; 3:15 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Learn a brief history of the Japanese street fashion known as Gyaru and get a head start on your journey to become the gyaru you always dreamed of being. We’ll go over general do’s & don’ts, learn about different substyles and about hair and makeup techniques.

 

All Amer-I-Can Japanese II: The Sequel

5/21/2016; 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A different take on teaching beginners basic Japanese by concentrating on the important sentence structure pattern and grammar mechanics to simplify the language. We will use what you already know about basic English language mechanics to help start off.

 

American Comics Localized in Japan

5/20/2016; 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Anime fans love to discuss aspects of localizations of their favorite series, but how have American comic books like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the X-Men been changed when brought to Japan? And why does Spider-Man have a giant robot? All these questions and more will be answered!

 

AMV Cage Match

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Updated with all new videos! You decide: Classic, or fresh? Retro, or shiny new? Which AMVs reign supreme??? Come watch some head-to-head battles and vote for the winners! Will nostalgia win out, or the bright lure of newer releases? Ready … FIGHT!

 

An Anime Music Recorder Concert 14-

5/22/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Watch a professional recorder player as he plays anime music, TV + movie themes, and video game melodies, all on his recorder. A Q+A session will follow after the performance.

 

An Introduction to Sports Anime

5/20/2016; 11:30 PM – 1:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

For this panel we will Introduce Sports Anime, exploring characters, plot themes, media, and where to find it. Prizes will be given before each show is introduced.

 

An Otaku’s Intro to Improv

5/21/2016; 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Hosted by the same comedians of the Show Us Your Pokeballs comedy show, this all-ages friendly workshop introduces you to the basics of performing improv comedy in a fun, interactive, and judge-free environment.

 

Anime FAILS!

5/20/2016; 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Anime FAILS! celebrates some of anime’s most ridiculous moments – characters screwing up, bad luck, and things going wrong, with hilarious results. Inspired by “The Daily Show” and Rooster Teeth’s “Fails of the Weak,” I show clips from different anime series/movies and provide comedic commentary, with occasional audience participation and games.

 

Anime Improv Comedy

5/22/2016; 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Interested in the basics of theatrical improvisation? Fans of Whose Line is it Anyway? and SNL? Come to a basic workshop on the building blocks that make an improv scene with a great twist of anime. We will be performing scenes and teaching how to improv.

 

Anime Name that Tune

5/20/2016; 9:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you think you know anime music? Then come and test your knowledge at Anime Name that Tune, where we’ll decide the best and brightest at guessing Opening and closing themes. And if you don’t want to compete, it’s also fun to watch. Winners will receive prizes!

 

Anime of Green Gables

5/22/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

What does a 1908 Canadian novel have to do with anime? Anne of Green Gables was loved in Japan and adapted into two anime, Akage no Anne and Konnichiwa Anne. See how those and other adaptations did well compared to this beloved novel series.

 

Anime Openings Through the Decades

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A look at various Openings from anime from the 1970’s to now.

 

Anime Preview: Spring 2016

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In this panel we will show off anime that is currently coming out for this season. We will show a trailer, explain where you can watch it, and give our personal opinions on it.

 

Anime Taboo Game

5/21/2016; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Hurry! Can you describe Bleach without using Ichigo, Soul Reaper, BANKAI, and Laundry in 20 seconds? How many animes can you describe to your team without using certain words? Prizes will be available.

 

Animerica Presents: The Bad Anime Panel

5/21/2016; 8:15 PM – 9:45 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Animerica hosts Will Ryan and JT Kamp, purveyors of bad anime fare, drop in for some stories of viewings gone wrong. Come with stories of your own or simply for the delicious taste of their tears. You know you’ll love it.

 

Animerica Presents: The Bad Fanfiction Panel 18+

5/21/2016; 1:00 AM – 3:30 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Animerica hosts Will Ryan & JT Kamp bring their touring Bad Fanfiction adventures to Chicago for the first time ever! Come one, come all, and bear witness to the dregs of internet “creativity!” They could REALLY use the emotional support!

 

Anime’s of the 80’s

5/20/2016; 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In this panel we will be talking about all the wonderful 80’s animes. From City Hunter to Saint Seiya and even Roning Warriors.

 

Anno to Eva

5/20/2016; 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

How Anno’s previous works influenced the infamous Evangelion series; what was taken from old series, and what is new. Part of the Rebuild of Evangelion network.

 

Applying OCs to Canon Universes

5/21/2016; 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Something I know many people have always been wanting to ask when it came to OCs. Well here it is. I shall finally take on all those during questions you have.

 

Archery for cosplay, sport and art!

5/20/2016; 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Learn all about bows and arrows for your cosplay, how to get started in the sport, or if you want to learn to draw archers more accurately! Last year was great, so this year we’re getting more time for demonstrations and questions.

 

Armor making with Arda-Wigs

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join Arda-Wigs armor specialists Ex-Shadow and Char as we teach you the basics of armor making. We will demonstrate armor patterning, construction, painting, storage, and transportation. We will also answer questions from the audience throughout the panel. Small material samples will be provided to all attendees.

 

ART HYPE!

5/22/2016; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We’ll be learning about digital art programs, non-digital methods, and givin tips to improve your art. At the end we’ll have a short drawing session so bring your sketchbooks and any references for others! Mostly anime/comic style art will be covered but we welcome those from all backgrounds!

 

Ask a character: Mixed Edition

5/21/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite questions but never had the chance to ask them? Well…. now’s your chance! C.I.A. Cosplay presents Ask a Character: Mixed Edition where you can ask your favorite characters anything!

 

Attack on Titan: Beyond the Walls

5/21/2016; 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Half presentation and half discussion regarding the mysteries of Attack on Titan. The entire panel will include manga spoilers this year!

 

Autism in the Anime Community: An Overview

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Many fans of anime and manga have varying forms of autism. Listen to an anime fan with autism as he discusses the unique reasons why people with autism enjoy anime and manga, and the issues that people with autism can face when they join fandoms and attend anime cons.

 

Basic Japanese

5/22/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you ever wish you could understand anime, without dubs or subtitles? Come to this panel to learn the basics of Japanese, from a guy who actually lived in Japan! No previous knowledge necessary. Just show up and have fun.

 

Be Your True Mind: A Persona Panel

5/21/2016; 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The hit panel returns! Come join us for an in-depth discussion of the themes, psychology, mythology, and history of the Persona series of video games by Atlus! Long time fans and new fans welcome!

 

Beginner’s Guide to Japanese Fashion

5/21/2016; 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

If you’ve ever wanted to start dressing in a Japanese street fashion, or you already do but you’ve hit a wall, this is the panel for you. We’ll discuss different styles and substyles, how to evolve your personal style, and how to find local and online communities.

 

Berserk Manga Panel 18+

5/20/2016; 11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Holy frickin’ crap!!!! they’re off the boat!!! wait, can i talk about that?… I don’t care, too happy they’re off the boat!!! And Rickert… HOW FRIGGIN COOL IS HE NOW?!?! oh right… panel description… um… join us again, to use humor to get over all the sad that is Berserk.

 

Between Crossplaying and Cosplaying

5/22/2016; 9:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

If you are wondering how to begin to contour your face to fit a character, you will be able to find some tips here! Come on in to hear about our do’s and don’t’s of crossplaying and cosplaying from binding techniques to make up!

 

Beyond the Camera Lens of Fatal Frame 18+

5/21/2016; 8:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us as we explore beyond the Camera Obscura. We will be discussing the history, folklore, Mythology and development of the Fatal Frame series, and examine this innovative franchise who’s fan-base continues to expand.

 

Beyond your true mind: the rest of Megaten

5/20/2016; 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

So you’ve mastered Persona 3, got the gold in Persona 4; you’ve solved the Shadow of the Labyrinth and Danced All Night. Now it’s time to summon those Personas (demons) with your cell phone, or become one yourself. Join us on an exploration of the rest of the Megaten series!

 

Big Spooky Pixels Survival Horror Panel 18+

5/22/2016; 1:15 AM – 3:15 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A panel about horror games, from Sweet Home and Clock Tower to Amnesia and The Evil Within. We’ll talk about the twisty history of survival horror games, the strange and disturbing avenues the genre has gone down, and what lies ahead for horror gaming enthusiasts.

 

Big_Sword_Panel_v16.5 {CRACKED by Gorf} 18+

5/22/2016; 12:00 AM – 1:30 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

See the Big Sword Crew in .rar form. Unzip yourself into these seats and don’t defrag just yet! We’re about to infodump your synapses until you cyberpunk a nun in the street. Modem. What should you use to Open .nfo files? Why, that’d be This Panel About Anime, Japanese style.

 

Black Butler Q n A

5/20/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Please welcome the lovely Phantomhive estate and friends as they travel here from merry ol’ London to answer your lovely questions you might have. we welcome you with Open arms for hijinks to ensure and we hope you will enjoy our company and get all your questions satified

 

Black Butler Wonderland

5/22/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have a question? Maybe an OTP you want to see sail? This Black Butler panel has it all!!

 

[BSP] Gainax/Trigger: Studio Fission Dance

5/22/2016; 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Gainax produced some of the greatest Anime ever subtitled, as well as some great Anime studios. The latest is Trigger, whose “Kill la Kill” showed that they could reinvigorate the Gainax legacy without losing that classic feel. Let’s talk about the creators, why they split, and how it’s working out.

 

[BSP] Psycho Pass: An Anime From Japan

5/20/2016; 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

“Everything sucks but wow it looks cool”. This is the motto of Cyberpunks throughout history, including Psycho Pass: a Japanese Anime from Production IG. Watch what happens when surveillance technology dresses real nice and shoots people in the streets. We examine this show’s themes, message, and excellent Eastern origin.

 

 

Career Panel: Job Skills Thru Fandom

5/20/2016; 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Want to have a career working in a field that you’re passionate about? John Gale (johnsensei.com), former Nashville Coordinator for the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program), will show you how the Passion, Knowledge, and Skills from your fandoms give you the edge you need in the job market.

 

Censorship and Hentai Manga 18+

5/20/2016; 10:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come learn about the Hentai Manga industry in Japan, censorship of works in Japan and US, and some of the different artist working in the field.

 

Champions versus Heroes! Clash of the MOBAs

5/20/2016; 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Everyone has heard of League of Legends. Perhaps, however, you are a DOTA 2 player? Come find out what is different as I talk about game play, competitive scene, and how both games intend to make their Japan conquest.

 

Chance Meeting on a Ping Pong Table 18+

5/20/2016; 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

I will present a critical survey of works by creators Masaaki Yuasa and Taiyou Matsumoto beginning with a look at Yuasa’s recent and popular “Ping Pong the Animation” and its manga basis by Matsumoto. Some of the most interesting, experimental, personal, surreal and even subversive manga and anime out there.

 

Characters Through Movement-Enhanced Cosplay

5/21/2016; 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This class will get you up and moving to the rhythm of your character. Explore the use of levels, gait, weight distribution, and leading body parts to expand your movement abilities and create an engaging spectacle to bring your look to life. Presented by Cheryl Friedman of Bristol Renaissance Faire.

 

Chicago’s Anime Scene: 29 Truths; 1 Lie

5/20/2016; 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Many Chicagoans are unfamiliar with our thriving anime community supported by larger geek and Japanese culture networks across town. Join us for a humorous, informative presentation featuring the recent ramen boom, Japanese shop Openings, pro-anime theaters, and ways to enjoy the best of Japan in our own backyard!

 

Children’s Costume Parade 14-

5/21/2016; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come join the Children’s Programming crew for the 2nd annual Children’s Costume Parade! Show the “grown ups” how CosPlay is done by the younger crowd as we snake our way through the Donald E Stephens Convention Center with Kit leading the way!

 

CLAMP in Wonderland

5/21/2016; 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The four women of CLAMP have been creating hit manga for decades while repeatedly challenging to status quo. From Angelic Layer to xxxHolic, they have proven that genre is only what you make of it. Come learn about which series were a success and which are best forgotten.

 

Coffee Break at Anteiku

5/21/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join the Tokyo Ghoul crew as they perform skits, play games, take dares, answer questions, give prizes, challenge the audience, and have fun! This interactive panel will shed some happiness on the Tokyo Ghoul cast (They could really use some of that!)

 

ConChair Q&A

5/20/2016; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come chat with our Convention Chairman, Robert Engler! Ask him questions, hear his stories and get to know a little bit about the convention.

 

Cosplay on a Shoestring

5/20/2016; 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

So, you want to cosplay, but you have no skills, no money, and very little time. Let us teach you the basic skills you need, and show you easy steps and shortcuts to getting your very own cosplay made. Whether your a first-timer or just still learning, we can help!

 

Cosplay On Stage: Performance

5/22/2016; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join stage veterans and award-winning performers for tips on perfecting your masquerade presentation. Doing a walk-on? Learn how to pose like your character and make the best use of the stage area. Doing a performance? Learn to script a memorable skit, block your moves, involve your audience, and more!

 

Cosplay Photography Workshop with EMCP!

5/21/2016; 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

COSPLAYERS: Want better photos of your cosplays?  PHOTOGRAPHERS: Want to learn how to make cosplayers look their best?   Join EMCP and members of the Generate Cosplay Group as we show you how to take great cosplay photos!

 

Cosplay Positivity

5/20/2016; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

To inform and educate cosplayers new and old about bullying and harassment in the community and to spread a positive message to everyone.

 

Cosplay Wigs with Arda Wiga

5/21/2016; 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Not sure where to start on that Cloud wig or YU-GI-OH hair? Let the stylists of Arda Wigs teach you all you need to know about cosplay wigs! Hosted by Malindachan and Pisara Cosplay.

 

Costume Construction Basics

5/21/2016; 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Don’t know a button from a bobbin? Not to worry! This panel will take you through the very basics of costume construction, from basic equipment to fabric selection.

 

Craziest Japanese Commercials

5/20/2016; 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

How was THAT a commercial for toothpaste?! Japan has some really inventive and entertaining commercials, but they are really weird to western audiences. What are the craziest? Find out here!

 

Creating Parody Dubs: Video Editing How Tos

5/22/2016; 1:30 AM – 2:30 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Even the best jokes fall flat in an anime parody dub if they don’t line up with some nice visual punch. Learn ins and outs of editing your own anime parody dub from longtime parody creators and using those techniques to enhance and shape the humor of your parody.

 

D.I.Y. Lolita Accessories

5/20/2016; 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Being a doing-it-yourself Lolita is easy. See how you can make accessories to complement your favorite outfits from materials you can find at fabric and thrift stores. Capture the latest looks for a fraction of the cost.

 

D.I.Y. Lolita Outfits

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Create a beautiful Lolita outfit without spending a fortune. You can make your own blouses, bloomers, parasols, petticoats and more. Learn how doing-it-yourself is easy and fun.

 

Dan the Bard!

5/22/2016; 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Dan the bard performs original songs about Dungeons and Dragons and general nerd culture. Come hear The Drunken Gnome Illusionist, The Owlbear Song, The B.A.R.D.I.S., Klingons at Bristol, Danime the Bard and many more! Attendees will receive +1 on their next encounter!

 

Dangan Jeopardy: Trigger Happy Game Show

5/20/2016; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you have what it takes to become Danganronpa trash or are you in the despair itself? Join Naegi and Nanami as you work together and test your skills of all three games to get a chance to win some prizes, and defeat despair! Or cause it? Beware of spoilers!

 

Dangan Ronpa: Meet the Ultimates

5/22/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A Q and A panel in which you can interact with characters from all three current Danganronpa games. Ages 13^

 

Darumasan ga Koronda 14-

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and learn how to play Darumasan ga Koronda, a Japanese children’s game similar to Red Light, Green Light!

 

Deadliest Looser (A Death Battle Parody)

5/22/2016; 2:30 AM – 3:45 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Many shows have tried to settle debates on fictional crossover fights, but we’re her to find out who’s the Deadliest Looser! From underdogs to comic relief, we’ll show you that’s there’s more to them than you thought.

 

Death Note Mafia

5/21/2016; 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Death Note characters take the roles of this party game where you must work with a team who could betray you at any time. The rules will be explained, so prior knowledge of the game is not necessary. Can the investigators defeat Kira without falling prey to the Death Note?

 

Devil May Cry Saga Panel – The Return 18+

5/20/2016; 10:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

After a year absence the Devil May Cry Saga panel is Back! This year the Pardon The Pause crew want to talk remasters, the future, and new possibilities for the franchise. So please join us and share some love for this stylish action series. And as always: LET’S ROCK BABY!!!

 

Digimon: System Restore

5/20/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

After seven seasons and 300+ episodes, what’s the true verdict on Digimon? The System Restore project has dissected every moment in every season. Join us for a retrospective of the series, characters and stories we love, including an Open discussion, with updates on the ongoing revival Digimon Adventure tri.

 

Dr Boyslove: How I Learned to Love Fangirls 18+

5/21/2016; 1:30 AM – 3:00 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Once again, a gay veteran of the boys-love fandom has opinions on BL anime, manga, and games that he would like to share. Also come to this panel to hear why he doesn’t like the term “yaoi” and doesn’t use it.

 

DRAMAtical NOT Murder

5/20/2016; 9:45 PM – 11:45 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join Sei and Aoba with the boyfriends for naughty fun and lots of laughter with trivia, dares, and questions sure to make them embarrassed!

 

Dynamic Props 101, Applied Ingenuity.

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Applying basic mechanical principals to build dynamic props such as folding wings and transforming weapons lead by Mark Cloud, the man with the huge transforming wings.

 

Evangelion: You are (Not) going to like this

5/21/2016; 10:00 PM – 11:45 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This will be an Open discussion panel regarding Neon Genesis Evangelion. Participants will have the chance to ask pertinent questions and share knowledge and insight. A raffle will take place at the conclusion.

 

Everything KPOP!

5/21/2016; 1:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Looking for a Kpop panel, but don’t necessarily want to dance? We’ve got you covered. Come play some games, win prizes, and fangirl it out.

 

Everything Nintendo: NX Gon Give It To Ya!

5/20/2016; 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Let’s take a look at where Nintendo’s been, where they are now, and where they are going. As we celebrate the past and Nintendo’s legacy, this panel will give insight into Nintendo’s E3 2016 as well as their new dedicated video game platform, codenamed NX.

 

Fall of Japan- A Nations in Trouble

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The nation of Japan is in trouble: A falling population, a break down in personal relationships between men and woman, and an out of control economic situation. This informative panel will break down the unique (and not so unique) challenges that Japan faces in 2016.

 

Fanfiction at its Worst

5/22/2016; 1:30 AM – 3:30 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Most of us are well aware of the terrible fanfictions out there, such as “My Immortal” and “My Inner Life”. But just how terrible can it actually get? The truth will bring laughs, face palms, groans, and possible brain damage.

 

Fanfiction Panel

5/21/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This is the general, all-ages fanfiction panel with regards to anime and manga. This is primarily a Q & A session with the panel, as well as some audience participation activities.

 

Fast Times at Anime High

5/22/2016; 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The classroom is an experience most people have. Although, almost no one has to kill their teacher or has a 10 year old girl High School classmate. School has been a popular and a adaptable setting for many anime genres. See how many there is!

 

Feels Trip

5/22/2016; 12:45 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We all have at least one moment as anime fans that reduces us to a blubbering puddle of feels. Well, here’s a few hours of them. Get ready to be rekt.

 

Flora and Fauna of Japan

5/21/2016; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Former Kindergarten teacher Kaitlin R. Branch leads a romp through the islands of Japan, checking out plants and animals you may or may not have heard of. We will talk about and try to draw animals both fuzzy and slimy! (Presentation will be scaled according to attendees!)

 

Free: Eternal Yaoi 18+

5/22/2016; 1:45 AM – 3:45 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Kou has captured both the Iwatobi and Samezuka swim teams to answer all of the dirty questions and dares your minds can think of. There is also a special guest that neither team will be expecting~

 

Frivolous Frills: Lolita on a Budget

5/22/2016; 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Love the lolita style, but afraid the price tags will clean out your wallet? Fear no more! Learn methods to expand your wardrobe without going broke. Whether you’re a newbie or experienced, this panel will help any doll get the most for their dollar.

 

Fukuwarai 14-

5/21/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and learn how to play Fukuwarai, a popular children’s game similar to pin the tail on the donkey!

 

Gaming in Hindsight: Retro-Relevance in 2016

5/21/2016; 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This panel is a retrospective of the history of video gaming, how the old consoles shaped the industry and how older games are still relevant and enjoyable today thanks to digital download services and newer hardware giving new life to the classics.

 

Gangs of Japan: the Yakuza Panel

5/21/2016; 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

For centuries, the Yakuza have controlled the Japanese criminal underworld through extortion, violence and murder. Learn the history, politics, tactics and extralegal enterprises of the Yakuza.

 

Garden of Evangelion: Armageddon

5/21/2016; 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

It’s back, and it’s better than ever! Join Grey (now with 100% more Bachelor of Arts), of the Dummy Plug Podcast, for the NEW AND IMPROVED journey through the theological symbolism in Neon Genesis Evangelion. Please keep your hands and feet inside the plug at all times.

 

Geisha Girl/Dragon Masks 14-

5/20/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and make a Geisha Girl or Dragon mask!

 

Gender Identity in Anime 18+

5/20/2016; 8:30 PM – 9:45 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In this panel: we’ll discuss (in)famous transgender characters, transgender history and rights in Japan, as well as some famous transgender Japanese people. (formerly TRANS*form!) Please join us for a well rounded discussion!

 

Gender in Cosplay 18+

5/20/2016; 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A workshop and Open discussion on the role of Gender and gender play in fandom spaces, including crossplay, feminism, and community.

 

Girls’ Generation Dance Tutorial

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come learn some of Girls’ Generation’s hottest moves with Stella of KSC Cosplay, where the audience chooses the dances to learn!

 

Go! Go! Let’s Go! Haikyuu!!

5/22/2016; 2:00 AM – 3:15 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Haikyuu fanpanel. Discussion of manga, theories, Kageyama’s swaggy dance moves, and a raffle.

 

Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading

5/20/2016; 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The Carolina Manga Library has compiled a list of graphic novels and manga that are particularly noteworthy. We’ll discuss each book or series and present the reasoning behind our choices. Our panelist is an accredited librarian with a love of graphic novels and manga, so it’s sure to be awesome!

 

Haikyuu Volleyball boys? No Volleyball girls

5/22/2016; 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come join the genderbent fem Haikyuu!! team in this fun interactive question and answer panel!

 

Haikyuu!! Off the Court!!

5/20/2016; 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

“You don’t win alone. That’s just how it is…” So come say hi to your favorite characters from Haikyuu!! They have a bit of time off court and they’d love to spend it with you!

 

Hallyu Wave: The History of K-Pop

5/20/2016; 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Through the ages of K-Pop, you will come to learn the groups that gave you the bands that you love today like B.A.P and EXO, at the start of the whole phenomenon bands like S.E.S and H.O.T ushered in this craze while DBSK and SNSD helped it gain worldwide popularity.

 

Hatsune Miku Central By MikuFan.com

5/22/2016; 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Explore the Hatsune Miku phenomenon and community, learn fun trivia and how to become involved as a creator, and win prizes! Presented by staff of MikuFan.com, with special guest Vocaloid DJ “Revolution Boi”.

 

Hentai Hell 18+

5/20/2016; 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

After a year away, Hentai Hell is back! Come join us for two hours of the most bizarre 18+ material from all over the world. You’ll never look at a box the same way again.

 

Hentai: Does This Work For You 18+

5/20/2016; 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you think all adult content is the same? Take a look at some of the most popular and weirdest cliches and tropes of Hentai entertainment from amateur fan-fiction to professional animation. Come laugh with us at the insanity of what clicks for you and what outrages you.

 

Hentarmageddon Sex…Err…I mean…Six 18+

5/21/2016; 9:30 PM – 11:45 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We’re re-peating the three-peat with our funniest, raunchiest, hentai-est Hentarmageddon yet. Longtime panelist Jim is missing, and co-panelists Monica, Brodsky, and Hojo must step up in his stead. Watch them rise to the occasion with one hell of a panel filled with games, laughter, and porno horror beyond all description!

 

Hetalia Ask A Nation Panel

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

You loved it last year & you’ll love it again! C.I.A. Cosplay Presents: Hetalia Ask A Nation panel! Have you wondered the countries really think about one another? Who cant they stand? Get the answers to these questions, play games & much more at our Hetalia Ask a nation panel!

 

Hetalia: Ask A Nation!

5/20/2016; 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This is a Q&A panel where you will get to ask the nations of the world some questions, and not to mention give them some dares! Meet your favorite countries (and maybe some micronations as well) and have fun!

 

Hidden Tarot Card Symbolism in Tokyo Ghoul

5/21/2016; 8:45 PM – 10:15 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Humans, ghouls, and human/ghoul hybrids are all welcome to join us in discussing the Tokyo Ghoul manga and its many hidden tarot card references! Come learn about these cards and their role in this popular horror series. Games! Prizes! Spoilers!

 

Highlighting and Contouring For Cosplay with Arda Wigs

5/20/2016; 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Highlighting and contouring is the leading trend in makeup today. Come learn the basics and some tips and tricks to enhance your cosplays!

 

Hilarious Hentai Dubs 18+

5/21/2016; 11:45 PM – 1:15 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Experience the world of outrageously over-the-top adult anime dubbing. Whether it’s bizarre lines, contrived plots, insane innuendos, or just plain bad acting, you’re sure to laugh out loud as we bask in the madness of some of the best(?) English-dubbed scenes from adult anime.

 

Historic Japanese clothing for cosplayers

5/21/2016; 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An overview of traditional Japanese clothing, from the Heian era to the present day, with an emphasis on fabrics, construction techniques, and how cosplayers in the West can replicate these garments without going broke in the process. Questions more than welcome!

 

History in Anime: Fact or Crack?

5/20/2016; 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

What kind of yokai lineage did Abe no Seimei claim? Was Sarutobi Sasuke a real ninja? In what city did the (in)famous Shinsengumi operate? Test your knowledge determining “fact” from “crack” when it comes to how Japanese history makes its way into anime!

 

History of Japanese Pro Wrestling

5/21/2016; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Wrestling fans, unite! Come learn the history of Japanese Professional Wrestling, and where it is now.

 

Holy Anime! Christianity in Anime/Manga

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Christianity is a minority religion in Japan and only 500 years old there, and its use in Japanese culture is, to say the least, creative and even blasphemous. A look at Christmas, crucifixion and other Japanese versions of a western religion.

 

How do I make X?’ – Research for Cosplay

5/22/2016; 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have a costume you want to make, but you’re not sure where to start? We’ll be talking about how to gather references, break a costume down into individual components, figure out what parts should be made out of, find patterns, and more!

 

How to Make Anime 14-

5/20/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Learn how to make your own anime. Learn the tricks, tools, techniques, for creating your own animated story.

 

How to play Japanese Mahjong

5/20/2016; 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An introduction to Japanese Mahjong. All player levels are invited. Beginners and novices are given the opportunity to play the game. Sit down sessions are available to attendees, with tutoring. For any experienced players, see the Table Top Gaming schedule for mahjong.

 

How to Win at Japanese Mahjong

5/21/2016; 10:15 PM – 11:30 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This is for players, who have played a number of mahjong games. Some topics regarding tactics, strategy, and game situations are covered. As a recommended prerequisite, players must at least know the yaku. Actual game play scenarios will be used and discussed.

 

I Am Panelist! (And So Can You!)

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Love going to panels? Want to run your own? We’re here to help you make them great! Covering everything from choosing a topic, the process that goes into planning, pitching your panel, and public speaking tips to getting feedback and staying in contact with your fans.

 

Improv Comedy Jam

5/20/2016; 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Get on your feet and learn the basics of professional improv from the talented performers at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Come to watch or play along. No experience required. Bring a sense of humor!

 

Improv, I Choose You 18+

5/22/2016; 1:30 AM – 3:30 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Not only will you get to see an improv show, you can BE the improv show! Staring with a small workshop, learn improv techniques and then show them off in the same panel. A great opportunity for anyone interested in improv, whether you are master or a new trainer!

 

Internet Toxicity

5/20/2016; 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Former JET Program Coordinator John Gale (johnsensei.com) is going to illustrate how online negative behaviors actually erode our integrity and keep us from getting ahead in life. Come learn ways to constructively criticize and productively engage with people or things you don’t like instead of attacking them.

 

ISA: Chumps Stump You! Roku-dan!

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Six years in, and going strong! Come join us for some all-new guess chicken, and all-new prizes! Impress your friends, (and yourself!) at your anime trivia knowledge, and take home some nifty swag along the way!

 

ISA: Notice Me, Senpai!! 18+

5/20/2016; 10:45 PM – 1:15 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us for another year of “Name that –” madness and the introduction of the Chumps to something called a “Shimoneta”. Those that pursue their true self, and beat down their shadows will come out on top, “bear”ing prizes and ultimate bragging rights.

 

It was DigiDestiny: A Digimon Shipping Panel

5/22/2016; 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A humorous, informative discussion about Digimon Shipping! Whether you’re a fan of Taiora, Sorato, or Taito (or don’t know what that means), we’ll help you navigate this confusing, often flameridden corner of fandom. The focus will be Adventure/02/Tri, but anything goes– just leave your Ship War flags at the door!

 

It’s a sale today! One Punch Man panel

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The story of an average super hero; Saitama wins any fight with 1 punch! But being over powered is boring!

We’ll discuss the hit anime/manga One Punch Man, created by ONE and re-drawn by Yusuke Murata.

Also showcasing other series with over powered main characters.

 

Japanese Fans 14-

5/20/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and decorate a Japanese Fan!

 

Japanese Fans 14-

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and decorate a Japanese fan with us!

 

Japanese Folklore & Mythology

5/20/2016; 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Get more from your anime, manga, and film when you understand the cultural background! Learn the basics of Japanese mythology in this ever-popular folklore primer by an award-winning author, and see examples in video clips. From Saiyuki and Sailor Moon to kappa and kitsune, this is funny AND educational!

 

Japanese Hip Hop

5/21/2016; 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Japanese pop music is some of the most safe and formulaic music you can find in the world. However, that doesn’t mean it all sounds the same, and that envelopes haven’t been pushed. We’ll look at the most important figures and songs from the past 50 years.

 

Japanese Horror and Its Presence in Media

5/22/2016; 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Taking a look at Japanese Horror and Urban Legends, and its presence in video games, anime and manga, and movies.

 

Japanese Horror: Live Action vs Anime 18+

5/21/2016; 12:15 AM – 1:15 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Dark haired ghost girl or hockey mask wearing serial killer? Multi-colored blood or the real deal? We’ll be investigating these questions and more as we explore the history and intricacies of Japan’s crazy horror films and anime! Please leave your chainsaws at the door.

 

Japanese Mythology in Manga and Anime

5/21/2016; 3:45 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Legends, gods, and demons run rampant throughout manga and anime. The mythos is drawn from all around the world, impacting stories and characters. Join us as we take an indepth look at Asian mythos and how they’ve helped shape the stories we love. (Part 2)

 

JoJo’s Bizarre Panel: Part 2: Panel Tendency

5/22/2016; 1:15 AM – 3:15 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

For over 25 year’s, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has become one of the most popular and unique manga series. Join us as we talk about the manga, the anime, Hirohiko Araki’s other works, and strike some fabulous poses.

 

J-pop 101: From AKB48 to ZONE

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Hip hop culture in Japan is nothing like it is here in the US, but the Japanese have managed to make it their own unique sound and style. We’ll take a look at some of the forerunners and ground breakers in the genre.

 

Jrock Heaven

5/21/2016; 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ready to go beyond anime Openings? Whether you have never listened to Japanese Rock and are looking for an entrance into the genre or you’re a veteran hoping to find some something new, come join the staff from Monochrome-Heaven.com Jrock Forum. Let’s have fun and expand your musical tastes!

 

Kantai Collection: How to mess with RNG

5/20/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join our panel to learn about Kantai Collection, one of Japan’s most popular online games! Learn how to become an admiral yourself, and create your own armada of warships! ypa!

 

Karaoke For All

5/21/2016; 5:45 PM – 8:15 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Karaoke is loved by all and Sundowner Entertainment would love to have all ACEN goers to come on out have a great time hanging out and Singing songs both in English and Japanese.

 

Karuta, the Hundred Poems, and You!

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The Japanese card game “karuta” takes many forms, one of the most popular using the famed 100 poems of the Hyakunin Isshu. Come learn about the game and the poems! Plus, stick around for the second half and you might get to play a match or two yourself …

 

Kendama 14-

5/20/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and learn about the children’s toy, Kendama! Bring your own or borrow one of ours as we explore the art of Kendama!

 

Komeiji Records: A Doujin Touhou Music Circle

5/21/2016; 11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Komeiji Records is a small music circle built on arranging the music from the popular franchise Touhou project, a series of 2D bullet-hell games run by the one-man company Team Shanghai Alice. We do all sorts of music including EDM, house, electro/complextro, and more! plus Original music!

 

Kpop and Jpop for Kids 14-

5/20/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

It’s time to bring Korean and Japanese pop music down to kid level! With simple routines and fun, bubbly songs, this is the perfect dance panel for children of all ages!

 

Let’s Form a Stand Alone Complex!

5/21/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A discussion diving into the philosophy of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. Using Western and Eastern perspectives, we will analyze GITS: SAC addressing various philosophers like Dogen, Jean Baudrillard, and Baruch Spinoza.

 

Let’s Make a Hero

5/20/2016; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Everybody loves a hero – they’re the characters you root for and the people you want to be. Comfort and Adam lead this seminar in two parts: first, you’ll learn what makes awesome heroes. Then, Comfort & Adam invite the audience to create a new hero and draw it live.

 

Let’s Make a Villain

5/21/2016; 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Creating great villains is essential for making great stories – whether you love their every appearance or just love to hate them. Panel in two parts: first, you’ll learn what makes great villains. Then, Comfort & Adam invite the audience to create a new villain and draw it live.

 

Let’s Play Oregon Trail VIII:The Oxen Awaken 18+

5/20/2016; 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Panel Room 9; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

It’s late, and you’ve exhausted the video room. What’s a con-goer to do? Ford the river and get some dysentery in a crazy round of communal Oregon Trail! We’ve got prizes for our contestants and many ways to make this journey to the Northwest unlike any other.

 

Lets Talk About Sex Again! 18+

5/21/2016; 2:15 AM – 3:15 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Last year we have a fantastic time talking about writing sex and the pitfalls and hilarity involved! Let’s do it again this year, with more silly innuendo and more stories from romance author Kaitlin R. Branch!

 

Lets Watch Sailor Moon!

5/21/2016; 12:30 AM – 1:30 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Sailor Moon is a great show… but it is also pretty goofy. Join us as we laugh our way through some of the franchise silliest moments; including the original 90’s Sailor Moon dub and the production troubles of first broadcast of Sailor Moon Crystal. Fun and informative.

 

Leveling Up Your Cosplay

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

You’ve done the closet thing and scrounged at thrift stores, now its time to make it from scratch! Learn the basics of pattern making, fabric selection, and garment construction you’ll need to take things to the next level.

 

Lions, Snakes, and Dogs, OH MY! A DMMd Panel

5/21/2016; 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join your favorite gay boys for fun, games, and questions answered! Chances at a special interaction with the cast and other prizes are to be won. This is a panel for all ages.

 

Login To The World: All About .hack

5/21/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Put on your VR helmet, log in to “The World,” and hope you don’t fall into a coma during this panel. Newbies and hardcore .hack fans join us as we go through 10+ years of .hack anime, games, manga, and the recently announced new mobile game “New World Vol. 1”

 

Love Live!: Dance Like an Idol

5/22/2016; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Want to become a school idol? Join Nozomi, Eli, and Honoka as they teach you the fun dances from the anime Love Live!: School Idol Project. No prior dance experience required, come and have a good time.

 

Lupin the 3rd

5/22/2016; 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A discussion about the worlds greatest thief, Arsene Lupin the 3rd. We will be discussing his origins, crew members and where the series is at today.

 

Mad Props: From Concept to Completion

5/21/2016; 12:15 AM – 1:15 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Looking to learn about creating awesome props? We’ve got you covered on taking a vague idea through the steps to completion! “Bonus” section on our failures and dealing with propFAILZ.

 

Madoka & Rebellion: A Critical Analysis

5/21/2016; 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An in-depth look at the literary inspirations and influences of the hit show Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its sequel movie The Rebellion Story. From its Faustian Characters to its Buddhist ideals, this panel looks at its direct predecessors, influences, and the common themes touched on by this anime.

 

Magical Girls: what are they?

5/20/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An introductory panel to the Magical girl genre of Manga and Anime. We will be discussing the different types and some examples of each.

 

Make your own comics

5/21/2016; 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

It’s never been harder to be published, but it’s never been easier to make a comic. Learn everything you need to know about making your ideas into stories, from conception in your head to holding a psychical copy of your book in your hand!

 

Makeup for Costuming

5/20/2016; 11:15 AM – 1:15 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

No costume is complete without appropriate makeup! Makeup can make you truly resemble your character and look better in photos. Learn how to look more masculine or more feminine, give yourself enormous anime eyes, create alien prostheses, or add special effects. Workshop includes instruction, discussion, and demonstrations.

 

Makeup Magic: A Cosplay Adventure

5/21/2016; 7:15 PM – 8:45 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever wondered what is the difference between CC creams and BB creams and foundations? What about the difference between Japanese, Korean, and American brands of make up? Eyeliner versus gel? Contour vs highlight? Come on in and find out!

 

Making Manga

5/20/2016; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Learn how to make your own manga. Learn the tools, software, techniques, and design to start your own story.

 

Making Original Characters and Universes

5/20/2016; 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have you always wanted to make your own characters? Well I can show you the ropes in my panel that will cover the basics.

 

Making Original Characters and Universes 2

5/20/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Here comes a sequel to my very popular panel I have been doing for a few years. In this panel I shall be doing into detail about ships, why canon OCs are bad, and creating a lore.

 

Making Webcomics

5/21/2016; 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever read a comic on the internet and said, “Hey, I’d like to do that!” Well, here’s your chance to learn how. Trevor Mueller has over 11 years experience in webcomics, and he wants to share his knowledge with you!

 

Maneki Neko Statues 14-

5/20/2016; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and make your own Maneki Neko statue from a toilet paper roll, paper, markers and your creativity!

 

Maneki Neko Statues 14-

5/21/2016; 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and make your own Maneki Neko statue from a toilet paper roll, paper, markers and your creativity!

 

Maneki Neko Statues 14-

5/22/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and make your own Maneki Neko statue from a toilet paper roll, paper, markers and your creativity!

 

MangaGamer – Now and Future of Visual Novels 18+

5/20/2016; 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Visual Novels are games with a fascinating story and feature interaction

with attractive anime characters. We will showcase the latest and

upcoming visual novel releases from MangaGamer.com.

 

Mario Party In Real Life!

5/20/2016; 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come watch the shenanigans or be a volunteer who gets to run through the minigames of this beloved series for a chance at eternal glory and earthly prizes. If you’ve ever wanted to try Cast Away, Face Lift, and Shy Guy in real life this is the panel for you!

 

Martial Arts History

5/20/2016; 2:30 PM – 3:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The Martial Arts are comprised of varying cultural backgrounds, concepts, and techniques. Explore the progression of humanity’s fighting disciplines throughout the ages with a discussion on the who, what, where, when, and why.

 

“Mature” Fanfiction at its Worst 18+

5/21/2016; 12:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Adult content in fanfiction can be done right, but it also can be done completely wrong to the point of causing terrifying brain damage. Do you risk to find out just how bad it can be? Hentai Psychics in writing may apply.

 

Meet and Greet with Kit 14-

5/21/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever wanted to meet our mascot Kit? Come hang out and get your photo taken with him!

 

Meet My Boyfriend! An Intro to Otome

5/22/2016; 1:00 AM – 2:30 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In this panel we will introduce Otome games and explore the media surrounding them. Prizes will be given before each game. If need be, I can send the powerpoint we will use.

 

MH/FFE Gathering Hall: Hunters Unite!

5/20/2016; 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

If you enjoyed last year’s Monster Hunter panel you’re sure to enjoy this years! Whether you hail from the beloved caravan or the land of Libertas, come join us as we bring you a bigger and better presentation that is sure to have you cheering for more!

 

MIni-Geek Storytime 14-

5/21/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join Mini-Geek Girl for some fun Japanese story time and excellent coloring pages. Perfect to entertain your kids for a short break between panels.

 

Mobile Suit Gundam: 35+ years of giant mecha

5/20/2016; 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The world of Gundam is a vast and amazing playground for some of the best characters and mecha the world of anime has ever seen. Join

 

Monokuma Mystery

5/21/2016; 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Upupupupu! Join us in our interactive Dangan Ronpa murder mystery- there will be thrills, chills and… monokumas? Well, there will be prizes! We’ll pick 4 teams of 4-5 players randomly; teams will then investigate our murder scene, talk to NPCs to gain truth bullets and then have a class trial!

 

More Than Just Gangnam Style: Kpop Dance!

5/21/2016; 9:30 PM – 12:00 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

You already know what this is! Come hang out, learn some dances, and flail it out.

 

Must Read Manga and Must Watch Anime

5/21/2016; 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

It can be hard to know what to watch/read next. Come learn about the history of the mediums, how to legally access them, common genres, and the tropes in the genres, along with examples of series that define and defy those tropes.

 

Must See Anime Movies: More than Ghibli!

5/21/2016; 1:45 AM – 2:45 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Like Anime Movies? In this panel, we give our list of must see animated films from Japan, divided by genre. There’s more than just Ghibli! Join us as we look at other great anime movies!

 

Must See Japanese Movies

5/21/2016; 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us as we geek out about Japanese movies that we think everyone should see. We’ll cover multiple genres and give our recommendations for each.

 

Muv-Luv: 8 (Or More) Minutes of Death

5/20/2016; 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In 2015, Muv-Luv launched the biggest visual novel Kickstarter ever. This panel will cover the rise of Muv-Luv in the West: the Kickstarter, spinoffs like Scharzesmarken and Total Eclipse, and all things CHOMP-able in 2016.

 

My Ghost Whispers, Therefore I am

5/21/2016; 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A round table discussion about Mamoru Oshii’s films Ghost in the Shell and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. Using both Western and Eastern philosophy, we will answer the questions Ghost in the Shell asks of us referring to various philosophers like Daniel Dennett and Jaegwon Kim.

 

My Panel Name Can’t Possibly Be This Long!

5/21/2016; 1:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Recently, certain anime tropes have increased significantly. Observing various media forms, trends like genre (yet another romcom supernatural shounen) and naming (short titles are so yesterday) become apparent. Join us as I discuss how modern Akiba and Japanese culture strongly shape the direction of Japanese media we see today.

 

My Visual Novel Can’t be This Fun

5/21/2016; 8:45 PM – 10:45 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Visual Novel is always a bizarre creature, isn’t it? A strange hybrid creature of game and literature. The interactive panel will discuss various topics on visual novel, including the appeals, the trends, the creation and the localization. What ending awaits you along this decision making journey? We shall find out.

 

Mythology in Manga and Anime

5/20/2016; 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Legends, gods, and demons run rampant throughout manga and anime. The mythos is drawn from all around the world, impacting stories and characters. Join us as we take an in-depth look at different mythos and how they’ve helped shape the stories we love. (Part 1)

 

Name That RPG Tune!

5/20/2016; 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We’ve shuffled the playlist. We’ve added more games. We’ve thrown out the Super Mario RPG / Final Fantasy IV crossover trap. Come join your fellow RPG music fans to geek out over soundtracks and win prizes! It’s “Name That Tune”, RPG style!

 

Oda Nobunaga: The first unifer

5/20/2016; 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Oda Nobunaga started as a wastrel, a disgrace to his family. Yet he grew to shape Japan in ways no one had before or has done since. Come learn about the man’s brilliance, charisma and complete ruthlessness.

 

Ode to Evangelion: Part Two

5/20/2016; 1:45 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A detailed look into the music of Evangelion; how it’s written, the possible symbology, and inspirations from Shiro Sagisu’s other works.

 

Offensive or Not? Women & Fanservice

5/22/2016; 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Is Fanservice really that bad for women? Or is it good? Maybe both? Come find out!

 

Open Craft Time 14-

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come spend some time relaxing with your kid(s) and coloring, making a perler bead design or any of our other crafts!

 

Open Craft Time 14-

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come spend some time relaxing with your kid(s) and coloring, making a perler bead design or any of our other crafts!

 

Open Craft Time 14-

5/22/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come spend some time relaxing with your kid(s) and coloring, making a perler bead design or any of our other crafts!

 

Otaku Dream: Traveling to Japan on a Budget

5/20/2016; 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An informative panel about traveling to Japan on a budget. We will discuss tips and tricks on everything from buying cheap flight tickets to best places to eat on a budget. Learn everything you need to know to get to Japan from grade A Japanophiles.

 

Otome Obsessed: You have HOW MANY boyfriends

5/21/2016; 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever wonder what it would be like to have multiple boyfriends that exist only for you? Welcome to the land of otome, dating sims for girls! Includes a discussion of games, anime, cosplay contest, and the types of characters you’ll fall in love with. (Ninjas, Demons, and Princes, oh my!)

 

Otome-Nia! Dating Games For Girls

5/20/2016; 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the world of otome games – dating games for girls. We look at the history of these games, the precursors that defined them, and the vast amounts of spinoffs the genre has spawned from Hatoful Boyfriend to Hakuouki.

 

Ouran High School Host Club Q&A

5/20/2016; 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come join the host club as some of your favorite Host members answer the questions you have been dying to know, perform dares that you have only dreamed of and participate in a trivia game for a chance to win some goodie and more!

 

Ouran High School Summer Vacation

5/22/2016; 11:15 AM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

R.O.Y.A.L is proud to announce we will be coming back to the Midwest to visit the Chicagoland area and please our loyal fans in the area by answering their questions and dancing with them along with give them prizes and make sure everyone will leave with a smile on them.

 

OVA: Obscure Video Awesomeness! 18+

5/20/2016; 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In the 80s and 90s, the OVA (Original Video Animation) Market was booming, fueled by all kinds of sex, death, sexy death, and deadly sex! Prepare to have your minds blown as we look at some of the crazier moments from Classic OVAs.

 

Pawstar Pawgo!

5/20/2016; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Pawstar Bingo! We basically play rounds of bingo, but make it pawstar themed. Winners get to choose pawstar products for prizes, including a grand prize after black out pawgo. Attendees will also receive a Pawstar goodie bag upon arrival. Hosted By Darkfox and Vixey Starpaws.

 

Performance and Costuming in Furry Fandom

5/21/2016; 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come explore the world of furries with the crew from Midwest Furfest and learn costuming tips and tricks!

 

Philosophy in Video Games

5/20/2016; 1:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A discussion of the various philosophical themes present in many different video games. Topics will include epistemology, utilitarianism, philosophy of science, ethics, logic, and metaphysics. All subjects will be explained upon introduction, and no prior knowledge is necessary to participate!

 

Photography for Cosplay

5/20/2016; 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A hands-on beginners’ course on composing cosplay portraits

 

Pokemon Bingo 14-

5/22/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and play Pokémon Bingo with us!

 

Posing for Cosplay Photos

5/21/2016; 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Want to look better in your cosplay photos? Want to make quick hallway snapshops look as good as a staged photoshoot? It’s possible with a little posing practice! Come learn the secrets of creating flattering and dynamic poses for any character.

 

Raiding the Boys Toybox: Tokusatsu Fangirls

5/21/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join three female fans as we discuss Tokusatsu, including explosions, poses, monsters, explosions, henshin, pretty boys, and did we mention explosions? We’ll give our views of entering the fandom, how it’s not so male dominated anymore, and what keeps us interested, in terms of storylines, characters, and even writers.

 

Real Sword or Piece of Crap

5/20/2016; 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Want to pick us a sword and know that it will get you through the upcoming zombie apocalypse (oh yeah, it’s coming)? Need to know at a glance if a blade is simply shiny, artsy, or full-on battle worthy? Come follow Samurai Dan through an easy step-by-step examination of blades.

 

Revolution of Evangelion

5/20/2016; 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A discussion panel about all things related to Neon Genesis Evangelion and it’s universe of anime, manga, and merchandise. We will also be critiquing the work of it’s creator, including what he did right, and what he got wrong. Fan questions will be answered!

 

Rumiko Takahashi: Is she right for you?

5/20/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Known as the Queen of Romantic Comedy, Rumiko Takahashi is arguably the greatest female manga artist of our time. Come take a look at her works, with a special eye towards what series will work best for you.

 

RWBY 18+

5/21/2016; 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Let’s have an interesting time!!

Ever wonder what happens when Team RWBY when they grow up, or Jaune when he has too much to drink??

Yes Huntsman and Huntres’s lets come together to see the crazy that this panel holds for you!!

 

RWBY Fan Panel: CiVALE War!

5/21/2016; 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

As we wait for the next volume, we gather today as fans to bask in the glory that is all things RWBY!

 

RWBY Q&A

5/21/2016; 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

With Season 3 all over with and Season 4 coming up soon, lets come together to ask my awesome questions!! Do you want to ask Jaune how he is doing, or Ruby on what she thinks of her new found power?

Come and join us!!

 

Samurai Vs Ninja – Honor Vs Tactics

5/21/2016; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

How the Samurai fought mattered to these honor obsessed men and women. The Ninja were concerned with winning. Samurai Dan explains the difference and how the philosophies shaped battlefield and street combat.

 

Samurai: Fact vs Fiction

5/21/2016; 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

The Tokugawa Period of Japan was the heyday of the samurai. Often the subject of historical dramas and anime series, the events of the Tokugawa period tend to be heavily romanticized. Come join us in a discussion of historical people and events and their representation in modern media.

 

Seduce Me the Otome Panel!

5/20/2016; 2:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Seduce Me the Otome is invading ACEN! Meet the team behind the popular English Otome series and get your questions answered about the game development, story, characters, and even hear some behind-the-scenes funny tales! Who knows? You may even hear an incubus on the mic!

 

Sekai Project Industry Panel

5/20/2016; 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We are Sekai Project, a Los Angeles-based licensing and publishing company focused on Japanese media content and electronic entertainment. We aim to bring quality content to the West in the form of games, visual novels, and even manga! Join us as we show off what’s coming up in 2016!

 

Self-Publishing 101

5/20/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever wanted to publish your own book or manga? Come and learn about the wonderful world of self-publishing and get your questions answered about writing, editing, distributing, and marketing.

 

Seraph of the End: A Theories Panel

5/20/2016; 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A discussion panel that delves into the depths of the series thus far. Spoilers and Theories will be present.

 

Seraph of the Naughty 18+

5/21/2016; 9:15 PM – 11:15 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join Shinoa along with Mika and Yuu for her teasing ways and find out what happens when Vampires and Humans are forced together for your entertainment.

 

Sewing Men’s Clothing

5/22/2016; 10:45 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Are you interested in constructing men’s clothing? Join us for an informative panel discussing cosplay for males, covering the basics of sewing with a special emphasis on constructing men’s garments. We will also cover the basics of female to male crossplay.

 

Shoujo Stereotypes and Beyond

5/21/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you have a type? Does your heart go doki-doki when the prince of your dreams helps you up? Join us as we talk about all the stereotypes we love and hate in Shoujo. From anime to manga, we’ll talk and even act out our favorite hilarious scenarios.

 

Show Us Your Pokeballs Nerdy Comedy Show 18+

5/20/2016; 9:30 PM – 11:15 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An R-rated comedy show FOR nerds, BY nerds! Featuring four Midwestern comedians with various performance specialties, such as traditional stand up and musical comedy, this show is based around celebrating and laughing at all things geek-culture.

 

So You Want to Make a Skit?

5/21/2016; 2:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have you ever wanted to do a skit at a Masquerade, but didn’t know how to start? Join KSC Cosplay as we talk about brainstorming ideas and how to go about joining the cosplay contest!

 

So you want to make plushies?

5/22/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Are you an avid plushie enthusiast? Have you walked through Artist’s Alley and admired the plushies on sale? Have you ever considered that it’s completely possible to make your own plushies? Come and learn everything you need to know to get started. Zero sewing experience required!

 

Sports Anime Physics

5/22/2016; 12:30 AM – 1:45 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have you ever wondered how on earth that character can jump so high? Make that half court shot like it was nothing? Monologue midair? Join us as we explore the good, the bad, and the physically impossible in all of our favorite sports animes.

 

Spring 2016 Anime Preview

5/21/2016; 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

With so much anime released each season, fans often wonder what is worth watching. This panel has the answers. Come to find out what’s good, what’s bad, and what broke the presenter as he tries to give every show a fair shot. Even if they don’t deserve it.

 

Story Time with Kit 14-

5/20/2016; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with our mascot, Kit and hear some Japanese children’s stories!

 

Super Easy Origami

5/21/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding! We’ll go hands-on and fold multiple easy designs. Beginners, experts, and everyone in between is welcome!

 

Super Easy Origami

5/22/2016; 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come learn the ancient Japanese art of paper folding! We’ll go hands-on and fold multiple easy designs. Beginners, experts, and everyone in between is welcome!

 

Tales of Pajama Party

5/20/2016; 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Tired from a long and exciting day? Want to get cozy in a discussion panel about your favorite “Tales of” games? Then this is the place for you. PJ cosplay is not required, but highly encouraged and welcome for all.

 

TBC Presents: Let’s Talk RPGs Of The Ages! 18+

5/21/2016; 1:15 AM – 3:15 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us as we hang out as we discuss our favorite RPGs (That don’t start with Final Fantasy) and their impact on our lives. Active discussion with the audience including Q&A, Name That RPG Tune, an Open-ended audience topic selection, and, overall, a grand old nostalgic time!

 

Ten Obscure JRPGs

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Yep, just what it sounds like. We gathered up 10 hidden gems for your eager perusal; games which rarely see the light of day. Join us for a journey through the classic console RPG underworld– you might just learn about your new favorite game! Trivia and Prizes!

 

Tessen-jutsu

5/22/2016; 12:15 AM – 1:30 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Tessen-Jutsu or Fan Technique is the martial art practice involving…you guessed it a fan. Learn about the history and practicality of this ordinary device, then learn how to use one yourself.

 

The Art of Emotion

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

How does animation differ from live action? Is there something special about cartoons that make us like them so much? And what does Expressionism have to do with it? Through the works of Studio Ghibli (and more), we can hopefully gain a better understanding.

 

The Bad Anime Panel

5/20/2016; 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come join us for our 7th year of making fun of the worst anime ever made! Giant glowing ducks, screaming blue dudes, 50 foot morbidly obese women, if it’s terrible, The Bad Anime Panel’s got it!

 

The Fault in our (Zelda) Timeline REDUX!

5/20/2016; 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

New and improved for 2016! When Nintendo gave us an official Zelda timeline, we were excited– until we saw it was an over-complicated mess! Come join us in a healthy discussion where we try to convince you that Zelda can fit into one continuous timeline! Trivia and Prizes!

 

The Final Fantasy XIV Panel

5/20/2016; 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Final Fantasy XIV is Square Enix’s second major MMORPG in the FF line, and it has become one of the most popular MMOs in the world. We’ll discuss the past, present, and future of the game since Heavensward, the first expansion.

 

The First Twilight: An Umineko Gameboard

5/20/2016; 4:30 PM – 6:45 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Another year, another set of murders. Will you be able to solve the mystery of this year’s Rokkenjima Massacre?

 

The Good Old Days 18+

5/20/2016; 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Another year passes by, and another layer of dust forms on that old anime you haven’t had time to rewatch. So, let’s all get together again and remember the good old days. If you remember “Japanimation” playing on channel 62 WJYS, this is the panel for you! I feel old…

 

The Good, Bad, & Ugly: Anime Openings

5/21/2016; 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come watch the Openings to different anime and help us decide whether the intro is the perfect hook for an audience or if it’s a complete mess. We’ll discover what makes an anime Opening shine through critical examination.

 

The Great Directors of Anime

5/22/2016; 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Everyone knows a few Hollywood directors: Spielberg, Hitchcock, Nolan. What about anime directors? Believe it or not, there’s more than just Miyazaki. We’ll go through a few greats, their films, and their style.

 

The Great Naruto Panel

5/21/2016; 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come and discuss 15 years of our favorite orange ninja. We’ll go over the mythology of Naruto, general discussion of the series, and finish up with VS debates. Discussion will be Open and friendly.

 

The History and Meaning of Evangelion

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

My examination of the Evangelion phenomenon comes from a film studies and criticism perspective. I will discuss how meaning in this classic series emerges from historical background and influences; technical elements and experimentation; and studio anime production’s broad collaborative process guided by the strong personal vision of director Hideaki Anno.

 

The Myths and Legends of Fate/Stay Night

5/22/2016; 2:30 AM – 3:30 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Fate/Stay Night often reinvents historical myth, but what can the original stories tell us about our favorite characters? Join us for a discussion of this legendary anime and leave with a new appreciation for Caster’s love life, Saber’s betrayal, and the Epic of Gilgamesh.

 

The Night Parade of Gensokyo

5/21/2016; 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us for an in-depth look at Eastern myths, legends, and folklore, and how these stories have been reimagined through the Touhou Project series of games.

 

The Once and Future King of Knights

5/21/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

From Camelot to Camlann, join us for a discussion of the Arthurian legends behind the character of Saber in the Fate/Stay Night Franchise. Topics will include which sources author Kinko Nasu pulled from to create Fate/ and a discussion of gender in both Arthurian lore and Fate/ itself.

 

The One Punch

5/22/2016; 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Learn how to be super! End all encounters for self defense and the defense of others in one punch! Come join us as we share how we become heroes for a hobby. Let’s all be One Punch Men or Women!

 

The Panel That Never Was

5/22/2016; 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us to help complete Kingdom Hearts! Or at least your knowledge of it! Come to hear about the game, things you might not have known, discuss the hardest boss fights, and find out information about upcoming games! WARNING: THIS WILL BE A SPOILER ORIENTED PANEL!

 

The Phantom Thief: An Illustrated History

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

How did Edgar Allen Poe influence Sailor Moon? What do Norse gods, Joan of Arc, and Lupin III have in common? Who was the real-life Moriarty? Learn the origin of the kaitou archetypical thief and follow this truly international antihero’s development through history with examples from anime, manga, film.

 

The Real Rumplestiltskin

5/22/2016; 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hear the classic tale straight from the mouth of the Miller’s Daughter! Presented by Cheryl Friedman, cast member at the Bristol Renaissance Faire.

 

The Saturday Night Parody Panel

5/21/2016; 10:45 PM – 1:15 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join the Midnight Madness crew and anime parody dub creators as we talk shop, answer questions and screen several classic parodies that couldn’t make it into Friday night’s Midnight Madness lineup.

 

The Skald’s Circle

5/20/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join our resident Viking to explore the culture that gave us fighter bards and the stories that bridge Eastern and Western culture. Presented by Kody Raslawski of the Bristol Renaissance Faire.

 

The True History of the Ninja

5/20/2016; 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

You know who were really awesome? Ninja, that’s who. From walking on water to breathing fire, invisibility to reading minds, we’ll be examining the myths of the ninja’s great powers and explaining the fascinating reality behind the ninja legends we know and love.

 

This Is A Game?! Diving Into Strange Games!

5/21/2016; 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Sure you may have know of quirky games like Katamari Damacy but have you ever heard Tokyo Jungle, Typing of the Dead or the hit-game Tokyo Bus Driver? We’re going to showcase games that’ll make you ask, “This is a game?!”

 

Thousand Cranes Project 14-

5/20/2016; 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come hang out with the Children’s Programming crew and learn the story behind the Thousand Cranes and help us try to make our own!

 

Titan Feud

5/22/2016; 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us for another fun-packed year! We’re hosting an SnK-based theme show. It’s played just as Family Feud– we’ll randomly pick teams of 5 to play our game and the team with the most points at the end wins the prize!

 

Tokusatsu for Beginners

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever wanted more power Rangers and Godzilla? Then come learn about all the rubber suit monsters, where they came from and what to watch.

 

Tokyo Ghoul: Tragedy and Tears Q&A

5/21/2016; 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Managing to break away from devouring humans for a day, the 20th ward decided to host a panel/q&a at Acen. As we unravel the world, we will do so without hurting the ones we call out friends. We’ve lived through tragedy and tears… and we are unbreakable.

 

Top Five Anime Remakes that need to happen

5/20/2016; 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Reboots, remakes and more seem endless in Hollywood and many decry them. However, anime has a history of successful remakes. Come look at some ripe candidates for remakes and offer your own!

 

Touhou Project 2016

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Join us as we explore Gensokyo’s history, not just through the world of gaming but through its roots and influences, and the stories that ZUN and others have to tell.

 

Traveling In Japan

5/22/2016; 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

General information as well as tricks and tips for traveling in Japan. Questions are welcomed!

 

Turnabout Anime Justice! 18+

5/22/2016; 12:30 AM – 2:00 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Inspired by the Phoenix Wright games, volunteers help deliver justice by cross-examining witness testimonies to find the truth! This is an interactive panel, so be ready to ask questions and have fun! This year’s case features characters from Samurai Champloo.

 

Uh-oh! Odango!

5/21/2016; 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Always wanted to do that Tenten form Naruto cosplay or Sailor Moon cosplay, but could never get the odangos quite right? Join us and learn how to make odangos and other basic wig care. Presented by Kathryn Jones of the Bristol Renaissance Faire.

 

Ultraman: Space Paladins (Since 1966)

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Red and Silver (and sometimes Blue) are the Colors of Justice! Join us for a discussion of this popular tokusatsu series which has aired in Japan for almost 50 years. From 1965’s UltraQ and 1966’s Ultraman to the current Ultraman X, these heroes of justice still protect

 

Under the Radar Anime You Should Watch

5/22/2016; 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

With over 100 new anime series released every year, it’s easy for stellar anime to get lost in the shuffle. In this panel, we’ll introduce (without spoiling) anime from a variety of genre such as Action, Sci Fi/Mecha, Comedy, Drama, Slice of Life, What Am I Watching? and Horror!

 

Undertale: The friendly RPG

5/20/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Undertale is the indie hit RPG of 2015, a game where you don’t have to kill anyone! Enemies can be defeated through non-violence… or you could slaughter everything in your path; the choice is yours. We’ll also examine other games that feature pacifism in them.

 

Officially approved by Toby Fox

 

Vampire Knight 18+

5/21/2016; 2:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Yuuki, Kaname, and Zero along with their friends have come along to answer your questions and dares. Knowing a cast of vampires you never know what bloody situations may happen.

 

Victorian Japan

5/22/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

From samurai to steamships, the Meiji Period (1868-1912) was one of the most unique and extraordinary times in Japanese history. Come to find out more about Japan’s rapid (and dangerous) industrialization as well as the anime and video games set during this fascinating time!

 

Video Game Character Believability

5/20/2016; 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

RPG, Platformer, Shooter or Puzzle game, the believability of characters is important for the interactive video game experience. Come find out and discuss exactly what makes a video game character believable and why that matters to gamers.

 

Video Game Design for Beginners 14-

5/21/2016; 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Panel Room 10; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come learn how to start and make your own video games. We’ll go over software, design, programming, and more.

 

Violent Japanimations From Japan 18+

5/20/2016; 11:30 PM – 12:30 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Remember when Blockbuster would stock child friendly anime like Totoro next to such violent masterpieces as Ninja Scroll and Legend of the Overfiend? We’re here to revel in the glory days of anime when it was those crazy “Violent Japanimations” that your mom didn’t want you to see.

 

Vocaloid Trivia

5/20/2016; 7:15 PM – 8:30 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

How well do you know Vocaloid? Come on down and test your knowledge, here at Vocaloid Trivia!

 

Vocaloid: The More You Know!

5/22/2016; 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We all know the music of Vocaloid, but how did it get to be such an international phenomena? Come and learn the history of how the characters, the software, and the culture have developed over the years! There’ll be a game to win a prize too!

 

Voice Acting Industry: How to Get In!

5/21/2016; 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Want to break into the VA Industry. Evan, Sheila, John, and Micheala show you the journey, give hot tips, and teach various dos and don’ts.

 

Voice Over Hentai 18+

5/21/2016; 11:45 PM – 1:15 AM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Ever wanted to voice your own hentai scene? Well now you have the chance to. Turn into the sexy voice you know you have. Or maybe never knew. 18+

 

Wako! The dread pirates of Japan

5/20/2016; 5:45 PM – 6:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

They were a terrifying force in the Asian seas, looting, pillaging and plundering. Yet these pirates, whom Chinese emperors said were worse than Mongols, are little known today. Come learn about these savage reavers!

 

Welcome to Survival Horror 18+

5/21/2016; 1:15 AM – 2:30 AM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Do you enjoy being scared or constantly facing dire situations? Survival horror games might be what you’re looking for! In this panel aimed at beginners, we’re going to discuss what defines a survival horror game like Resident Evil and get you introduced to some great survival horror games!

 

Welcome to the Illusion Theater

5/22/2016; 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An introduction to the Vocaloid series “Star Girl and the Illusory Paradise” which was created by the composer of “The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku.” Join Rho and Lambda from “ANTI THE HOLiC” in the illusion theatre as they guide you through the songs and plot.

 

Welcome to the Ouran Host Club!

5/21/2016; 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel Room 13; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This is an experimental panel by the Pocket-Sized Host Club where we will actually be attempting to host you! Come and pick your favorite host and live the experience you’ve always wanted to have at Ouran!

We’ll see you then!

 

What We Leave Behind:Sad Moments in Anime

5/20/2016; 9:00 PM – 10:15 PM

Panel Room 8; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

This panel is all about the feels. Tragic Backstories or the death of your favorite character. This panel has them all. We’ll also be discussing what exactly makes these moments sad. So stop on by and don’t forget to bring a tissue

 

Whimsical Pictures: Manga History

5/20/2016; 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

An overview of the history of comics in Japan, from their ancient inspirations to the familiar genres we love today.

 

Who Is(n’t) Oda Nobunaga?

5/21/2016; 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

If you’ve been watching anime long enough, you’ve probably heard of Oda Nobunaga, but you might not know exactly who he was. This panel will teach you that and also discuss some of his crazy anime representations.

 

Who’s That Pokemon?

5/21/2016; 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

In honor of Pokemon’s 20th anniversary, we’re here to see if you can be the very best like no one ever was! Using the Pokedex entries from the video games we will test contestants from the audience to see who really does know that Pokemon! Prizes will be awarded.

 

Whose Line is It Anime!

5/20/2016; 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Whose Line is It Anime is a fun, family friendly event for kid’s and adults of all ages. Crowd participation is a must for our otaku themed activities such as Never Ending Questions, The Dating Game, and Scenes from a Hat.

 

Whose Pants are These Anyway? 18+

5/21/2016; 12:30 AM – 3:00 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Returning for the fourth time, we’re bringing you another year of this fantastically perverted Whose Line-style game! Everything from Human Stripper Pole to Smut from a Hat, your silly and obscene needs are guaranteed to be met. Hosted by the voluptuous Rena, audience participation is highly encouraged.

 

Write and Sell Your Anime eBook

5/20/2016; 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Have you written a novel and can’t find a publisher? Then put it on the Internet and sell it yourself. Rocco Ryg, author of the Onryo Saga, will show you everything you need to know about publishing and advertising your book on Kindle, Nook and other eReaders.

 

Writing Character Archetypes

5/21/2016; 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Is your protagonist a commanding chief or a fun-seeking Swashbuckler? Is your villain a murderous sadist or a charming devil? Rocco Ryg, author of the Onryo Saga, will explain the thirty-two hero and villain archetypes that will help you flesh out your writing by creating diverse characters.

 

WTF is Hentai: The Dawn of a New Ero 18+

5/21/2016; 1:15 AM – 2:15 AM

Panel Room 12; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Hark, come hither. Inside is a panel of intrigue and lewd, oppai and oshiri, vanilla and netorare. Adurna Nagra will be your guide into the wonderous and winding world of hentai. With his years of dedication, one man will Open the door to the weird and nuturing love of Japan.

 

WW2: Waifu Wars II – Electric Boogaloo!! 18+

5/20/2016; 11:15 PM – 12:30 AM

Panel Room 15; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Waifu Wars is back!! Remember the Waifu Wars guys from the AMAZING Waifu Wars panel at other conventions? Yeah, that’s us. Disclaimer: We’re not always censored.

 

Yaoi & Yuri: Fantasy vs. Reality 18+

5/21/2016; 10:45 PM – 12:15 AM

Panel Room 5; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Many fans see depictions of same-sex relationships in yaoi and yuri and assume that Japan is completely accepting of its gay and lesbian population. This panel will explore anime’s depictions of same-sex relationships and compare them with the actual climate towards gay and lesbian people and relationships in Japan.

 

Yaoi Jeopardy 18+

5/21/2016; 1:30 AM – 3:30 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

We’ll be playing jeopardy, with a yaoi twist. There will be three rounds of play with increasingly difficult questions to test the audience’s knowledge on all things BL.

 

You Wanna Put What? Where?!? 18+

5/22/2016; 12:15 AM – 1:30 AM

Panel Room 11; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Dating Sims. Some can be enduring and heartfelt. This panel is NOT about those. This panel is all about those horrible written and bizarre ones. This panel is one part MST and one part Whose Line is it Anyway. Come on down and watch us make fun of these games

 

Yu-Gi-Oh After Dark 18+

5/20/2016; 11:45 PM – 1:45 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

Come join Haou, Kaiba, Jesse, and a whole bunch more Yu-Gi-Oh characters in another round of trivia and questions! Missed us at Con+Alt+Delete? No fear, we’re back with harder questions and more laughs. And 100% more fanservice.

 

Yugioh: Heart Of The Cards

5/22/2016; 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A look at the storyline and symbolism of the Yugioh card game along with the changes made from Japan to America.

 

Yugioh: Saving The World With Card Games

5/22/2016; 1:45 AM – 3:45 AM

Panel Room 6; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A fan-panel that covers the fandom over the past 20 years through the anime series, movies, manga, and more! Join us to discuss your favorite memories and future hopes.

 

Zawa… Zawa… A Fukumoto Fan Panel 18+

5/21/2016; 11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Panel Room 14; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

A deep dive into the works of Nobuyuki Fukumoto, author of the cult gambling manga series Akagi and Kaiji. Learn about “the true character of money”, what “zawa zawa” really means, and why “so-called legal drugs that are being sold” are bad for you.

 

Zombie Survival 101

5/20/2016; 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

When the dead rise again to walk the Earth, will you be ready? Will you be able to save those you love? Will you survive? Grab a seat and pay attention and you just might have a chance!

 

Zombie Survival 101: After Dark Edition 18+

5/20/2016; 9:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Panel Room 7; Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

When the dead rise again to walk the Earth, will you be ready? Will you survive? Grab a seat and pay attention and you just might have a chance! Miss the all ages? This one has gore–18+!