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Saturday

The Masquerade Recommended
Main Events
Saturday: 5:00pm - 6:50pm
The Masquerade is our mainstage costume and cosplay competition, featuring some of the most spectacular costumes. Complete rules and signup information are avalible at the cosplay table. Anyone can watch (and everyone should!), but participants must sign up in advance. Have an amazing cosplay? Think it's worthy of a prize or medal? Come and show it off in the Masqurade! Best of luck to all that enter!

Friday

Fukka
Video Room
Friday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Opening Ceremonies Recommended
Main Events
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Welcome to Opening Ceremonies, where we introduce you to the fabulous world of this weekend's convention! Meet some of the convention's guests, learn some of the convention's rules, and plan for some of our special events.
Heavy Object
Video Room
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm
My hero academia interview training attempt
Panel Room 1
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come join class 1A as they train in the arts of interviews, until they must have a showdown in games.
Anime Trivia Kahoot
Panel Room 2
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Time to see what you really know about anime shows - all you need to play is a phone (and a decent memory). There will be multiple rounds of multiple-choice questions, and nothing too obscure - so everyone has a chance to win. Prizes for each round, and a final championship round at the end. Come out, and join in the fun!
Animecon.org's Fabulous Date Auction (15+) Recommended
Main Events
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Are you looking for a date to the dance? A new friend to attend panels with? Or just looking to help raise money for good causes? A longstanding staple event for our conventions, the Fabulous Date Auction is a fun, interactive event where convention goers are sold to the highest bidder- auctioned off by our Live Entertainment department! A portion of the proceeds will go to charity, and everyone involved will have an absolutely fabulous time!
SSSSGregman Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Come join Greg Ayres as he answers question about all projects old and new. You can be sure he’ll be talking about New project like Haikyuu, Dragon Ball Super, Gangsta, Dramatical Murder, and Danganronpa as well as talking about DJ’ing and con life as himself. A fan boy till the end, whether voicing “pointy haired boys” during the day, or shooting zombies at night (at least on his PS4) you can be sure he’s having fun. There may even be a hint or two about some new projects yet to be announced, so don't miss it.
K-pop Random Dance Play
Panel Room 3
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Do you like learning K-pop choreographies? We do too! Join us during our K-pop random dance play to show off what you know. We will be hosting an hour long dance panel that will be full of versatile groups, such as STAYC, aespa, ENHYPEN, and more. Make sure you bring some water so that you're hydrated during this panel. Hope to see you there!
Konosuba
Video Room
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Ninja Sword Class Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Join us to participate in a real sword class, utilizing the tactics and techniques of Japan's most infamous warriors, taught by a professional swordsman. Bokken provided. Sorry, but you can't bring your own sword.
Let’s Talk Crafting!
Panel Room 2
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Join some of the Live Entertainment Department’s very own master level cosplayers to discuss their preferred methods of cosplay crafting - from foamsmithing and hot glue, to Kydex and other thermoplastics, these cosplayers have experience with a wide array of materials, and are here to answer your questions and give you tips!
Lost Then Found: Successful Searches in Lost Media
Panel Room 3
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Have you ever thought of something you saw in your childhood that you can't seem to find as an adult? Or hear about an old movie, but can't seem to track it down no matter where you look? It may feel like hope is lost...or is it? You've likely heard of lost media but this panel tells the stories of the searches for certain pieces of lost media that were successful.
Greg Ayres
Autographs
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Formal Dance Lessons Recommended
Main Events
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
You’ve got the dress, you’ve got the shoes, you’ve even got the date! (Or, maybe you've got the tie!) What else could you need? Yes! You now need the dance moves. Our professional dance instructors will teach you the art of social dancing so you can both meet new people and dance at the same time. No partner or previous experience required; just come ready to have a good time!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Video Room
Friday: 6:00pm - 8:50pm
From Fan-Fiction to Fan-Reality with Marissa Lenti Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Do you dream of being a part of the anime industry? Are you a fanartist, fanfiction writer, AMV editor, or anyone else who produces fandom content? You may feel like those things could come back to haunt you, but you couldn’t be further from the truth! There are some things you should know, though. Come talk with Marissa Lenti about how producing fan content can help you in the long run, how to transition into professional work, and how fanwork played a part in her journey to the anime industry.
The Ultimate Guide to Cosplay Competitions
Panel Room 3
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
New to the world of cosplay competitions? Let the Live Entertainment department’s very own master level cosplayers/judges walk you through everything you need to know about taking your cosplay to a competitive level.
The Fantasy Ball Recommended
Main Events
Friday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
The dapper gentlemen, the graceful women, the flowing gowns and the majestic music. What could be more magnificent than an exquisite fantasy ball! Come to join the beautifully dressed up cosplayers showing off their most regal outfits and elegant moves in a delightful evening of music and fun. Formal dress is required, so dress to impress. The minimum level of dresscode is business casual. We would like if you avoid jeans, open-toe shoes or sandals, shorts, tank tops, etc. This is a classy event.
Recess Playtime Panel
Panel Room 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Need to just chill and relax? Hang out with your Live Entertainment Staff as we play those fun games from our childhood, like Musical Chairs, Duck Duck Goose, and all the classics! There may even be prizes in store!
Marissa Lenti
Autographs
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm
JRPG Jam!
Panel Room 1
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Need a recommendation for your next journey? Want to tell everyone how amazing a game we haven’t played yet is? Wanna rag on all of those overused tropes? JRPG Jam was made for you! Reminisce in pure JRPG goodness, learn about games, and more!
It Could Be Gayer
Panel Room 3
Friday: 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Have you ever felt out of place in society because of who you are? Have you felt like you didn't "fit the mold" of a typical nerd? Do you ever feel unrepresented in the media you enjoy? We've been there! Join other marginalized nerds in chatting about our experiences navigating through life and nerd culture!
Naruto
Video Room
Friday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Mr. Agitator's One Man Show Recommended
Main Events
Friday: 9:30pm - 9:50pm
What could it be? Let's find out!
Real Sword or Piece of Crap Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Want to pick up a sword and be sure that it will get you through the apocalypse in one piece? Learn how to tell at a glance if a blade is simply shiny, artsy, or full-on battle worthy? Come to Real Sword or Piece of Crap and follow Samurai Dan through an easy step-by-step examination of blades and prepare yourself to learn: is this sword real, or a piece of crap.
Nerds Play Madlibs!
Panel Room 3
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Do you like goofy, nonsensical humor? Then you’ll love this - join our Live Entertainment Department as we revisit everyone’s favorite childhood game of Madlibs, with all the fun of fandom shenanigans rolled right in!
Late Night Anime Dance Recommended
Main Events
Friday: 10:30pm - 2:20am
Join us for us for Friday night epic dance party. Join our DJs with epic electronic dance music, epic sound, epic lights.
Hell's Deviant Art Account: A Cursed Fanart Panel (18+)
Panel Room 3
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
It is often said that Earth without "art" is just "eh". If that's true, than the fan art we have for you is going to make "eh" seem like a paradise. We shall go through all the worst genres of Deviantart and beyond, as we show you the worst of what the internet's worst fan artists have to offer. Just remember to bring your bleach afterwards, to give your mind a good cleaning.

Saturday

Trigger Happy Havoc
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Welcome to our THH panel. Here you’ll be able to play games and ask questions with your favorite THH characters such as Leon kuwata, Byakuya Togami, Chihiro Fujisaki, Toko Fukawa, and Monokuma.
Fullmetal Alchemist
Video Room
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:50am
How To From an Amateur: ESports
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:20am
Ever want to get into ESports but feel like you just aren't good enough? Want to know what it takes to get started but have no clue where to start? Well here's everything you will need to know to get started on whatever you wanted to do! this is a simple panel where a few local ESport competitors explain what it took to start out and what it will take if you want to go even further.
The Way Of The Samurai Recommended
Main Events
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Samurai; the ancient, majestic warrior class of Japan's 12th-19th centuries. In this main stage event the majestic, mystic, and poetic swordsmanship of Japan’s mighty warriors are brought to life with style and power. This authentic display includes an abundance of precision, skill, and of all things, humor. This fast-paced show mixes comedy and combat in a dizzying trip to 16th century Japan.
Meet Marissa Lenti Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:30am - 12:20pm
Come get to know voice actress and director Marissa Lenti as she shares stories of her experience in the anime industry.
Jackbox with Spamton and company!
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
HELLO WELCOME TO [Jackbox]!!! PLEASE JOIN ME, [Number 1 rated salesman 1997] SPAMTON G SPAMTON IN PLAYING THESE [Fun] GAMES! OH AND I ALSO HAVE COMPANY!
Assassination Classroom
Video Room
Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:50pm
Masquerade: Pre Judging Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
This is only for entrants of the main stage cosplay contest. You MUST have been signed up for the masquerade and assigned a timeslot for judging. All participants have to sign up well in advance.
Niten (Two-sword) Class Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
What's better than a sword? Is it a shield? A hammer? No, how about TWO SWORDS! Come learn the methods of two sword fighting, made famous by Miyamoto Musashi, the greatest samurai of them all! Class taught by one of the only swordsmen skilled in samurai dual-wielding.
Punk TS Sides Party!
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Come join (Punk!) Roman, Logan, Patton, Virgil, Deceit and Remus for a party with games, cookies provided by our lovely Pops, and banter. We /totally don't/ hope to see you there (;" - Deceit
Code Geass
Video Room
Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:50pm
It Gets Better - Anime Con Edition with Greg Ayres Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
The "It Gets Better" project was created in response to a string of teen suicides by kids who were bullied because they were perceived to be gay. Sadly bullying is something that happens to one in four teens. In the past few years we've even seen an increase in bullying within our fandom. Join us as we share our stories, and talk about ways we can all help and Support each other and find the light at the end of the tunnel. It really does get better.
Let’s Talk Video Games!
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Do you enjoy video games? RPGs? J-RPGs? Adventure, Visual Novels, or Simulations? Have theories about the lore of a series? Something completely different? Come talk to the Live Entertainment panelists about your favorite video games!
Hulkmania to PG: A Live Pro Wrestling Discussion
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
We all know of the titans of the (Scripted) ring. Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Dwayne the Rock Johnson, and The Undertaker, among others. But what is the history and appeal of these larger-than-life superstars? Is it their charm? Their showmanship? Or their unbelievable physical feats? Come down and find out!
Greg Ayres, Marissa Lenti
Autographs
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Grand Cosplay Contest Recommended
Main Events
Saturday: 5:00pm - 6:20pm
The Grand Cosplay Contest is our mainstage costume and cosplay competition, featuring some of the most spectacular costumes. Complete rules and signup information are available at the cosplay table. Anyone can watch (and everyone should!), but participants must sign up in advance. Have an amazing cosplay? Think it's worthy of a prize or medal? Come and show it off in this epic event! Best of luck to all that enter!
Kpop Random Dance Until You Drop!
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Do you love dancing to Kpop? Well, then this is the perfect panel for you! Come and show just how many Kpop dance choruses you have mastered in this random dance challenge! Let loose and have fun! Don't know any dances? Don't be afraid to come and still have fun with fellow Kpop fans!
Samurai Versus Ninja Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Two rival warrior cultures, each rich in history and shrouded in mystery and myth. Samurai Dan highlights each, and offers a tell-all quiz to attendees. Come see which warrior resides inside you!
My Hero Academia Plus Ultra Interview
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Come join the students from Class 1-A and our special guests for the popular hit anime My Hero Academia! We will be doing a Q & A, participating in truth and dare, and trivia!
Dragon Ball Super
Video Room
Saturday: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Madlibs for Adults (18+)
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 6:30pm - 7:50pm
I need a.. what?? Join us once again for the same fun of Madlibs, but with an adults only twist! Let us create stories that we can only pray about afterwards.
V is for Villains Live Concert Recommended
Main Events
Saturday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm
An epic musical experience with amazing sound. A new breed of entertainment. The intimate story. Epic visual stylings. That’s what you’re about to experience when getting ready for a V is for Villains concert. V is for Villains is a new breed of entertainment. Mixing the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, Prodigy, and your favorite film score; V is for Villains will take you on a journey through the imagination that your mother couldn’t prepare you for. Most groups often say that they intend for “world domination”… V is for Villains might actually mean it…
The Phantom Tools (Persona 5)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
FOR REALLLL, another Persona panel! Come and stop by for fun, laughs, questions, and entertainment abound with the Phantom Thieves. Join Joker, Ryuji, and Futaba from Persona 5 Royal for endless metaverse shenanigans. It will be an 18+ event.
Dancers Royale
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Welcome to Dancers Royale! The ULTIMATE dance battle with a weebish twist! We welcome all dancers that share the same love for anime and asian pop culture to battle it out to Anime Openings, Kpop, Jpop, Future Funk, Video Game Soundtracks and many more that are part of the anime convention culture!
Trinity Blood
Video Room
Saturday: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Whose Line Is It, Anime? Adult Version. (18+)
Main Events
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join the Whose Line is it, Anime? Cast that you know and love, with all the shenanigans, silliness, and general nonsense - but without the usual rules! Of course, all that really means is that the host’s buzzer means less than it does during regular Whose Line...
Anime Creepypasta
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Come join us for the creepy side of Anime. As we dive into Anime Creepypastas.
Sk8 The Infinity EPIC Sleepover!!!
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Join Reki, Langa, and their pals for an EPIC sleepover, including: Q&A, games, and prizes for winners (tech deck skateboards and candy!!!). Come hang out!
Re:Zero
Video Room
Saturday: 10:00pm - 11:50pm
Saturday Thunderstorm Dance Recommended
Main Events
Saturday: 11:00pm - 2:50am
Join us for an awesome and fun Saturday night epic dance party. Join our DJs with epic electronic dance music, epic sound, epic lights.
The Cursed History of Yaoi at Anime Conventions (18+)
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Dust off your yaoi paddles and dig out your uke/seme buttons, and join me for an in-depth discussion of yaoi and the role it played in convention culture from the early 2000s to the mid 2010s.

Sunday

Ace Attorney
Video Room
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:50am
Anime Karaoke
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Tired of the karaoke room not having your favorite weeb tracks? If so, this is the place to go! As long as you can find the track on youtube, you can perform it right here!
Marissa Lenti
Autographs
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Asterisk War
Video Room
Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Anime Idol
Main Events
Sunday: 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Come out and cheer on your favorite performer, or perhaps take the stage yourself! All genres are welcome, but anime, jpop and kpop are strongly encouraged! While there will be limited in-person signups the day of idol, preregistering at Animeidol.net is strongly encouraged!
Evenings with Isabelle Recommended
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
"Evenings with Isabelle" Combating Anxiety and Depression with Animal Crossing and Fandom. A large number of anime and gaming fans deal with depression on a daily basis. In that daily struggle many of us have turned to gaming and online communities for comfort and cool down. From gamers kept company by “lets play” videos and online content creators, to acting mayors of towns filled with talking animals - come discuss how gaming and fandom have helped you through the rough patches of your day to day adventures.
Genshin impact
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Have fun with your favorite pyro girls Hu Tao and Klee at the Genshin impact panel! We guarantee you’ll have a great time with us, come join us for some games and a Q&A! We can’t wait to see you there! <3
A Link to the Panel!
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
If you like Legend of Zelda, this is the place for you! Come join the Live Entertainment staff to talk all things Zelda: theories, timelines, and more!
Samurai Dan Q&A: Everything Samurai Recommended
Main Events
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
All Things Samurai: Samurai Dan takes the stage, willing to leave no stone unturned. The people managing our zen rock garden are really mad that he keeps turning their stones, please tell him to stop. Ask anything (SFW) and brace yourselves, the answers are coming fast and furious as a sword stroke!
Anime and Christianity (Religious Influences on Anime)
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
At first glimpse it would not appear as though Christianity and Anime would have anything in common. But after further inspection, not only will we come to see that they are similar, but also connected. How? You ask. Come find out.
Let's Talk DC Comics!
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Do you enjoy DC Comics? Would you like to talk about those comic books with other people who like comic books? This Live Entertainment Panel is the place - we’ll talk about the DCU forever! Whether it’s the OG universe, the New 52s, Rebirth, the cinematic universe, or the DCAU, this is a great panel to meet other enthusiastic fans - or other begrudging ones, we don’t judge, here.
Beginning Artist Alley - Tips and Tricks
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Do you want to be in Artist Alley, but don’t know how? Here you can learn the basics of how to apply for a table and how to set up you table and business, from branding to to selling!
Foamsmithing: The Beginner’s Guide to Foam Armor
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Have you ever wanted to create your own set of armor? Well here’s your chance! Join us in learning the art of Foamsmithing as we teach you how to create your own cosplay armor.
Kpop random dance
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Like K-pop? Come dance with us! From BTS to SHINee, from Blackpink to Twice. We’ll dance to it all! You can show off your dance skills or just bop around, either way it’ll be a great night
Greg Ayres
Autographs
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The Bold and Loyal Japanese Akita Dog Recommended
Main Events
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
How do you say "bark" in Japanese? Well you might get an answer here. Samurai Dan and his Japanese Akita dogs will teach you all to know about this incredible breed. The Akita is muscular and heavy dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for dignity, courage, and loyalty. They are venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life.
Closing Ceremonies Recommended
Main Events
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
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