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2013 Panels

Updated - 09/21/2013

Guest Panels
Fandom - Specific Anime/Game
Fandom - General/Culture
Cosplay
Writing - Fan Fiction and Original Stories
Drawing/Art
Video Games - Culture/Industry/etc.
Japanese and/or Asian Culture

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Current Panel Lineup

Guest Panels

Voice Acting with Richard
Guest: Richard Ian Cox
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Learn everything about voice acting from Richard Ian Cox.

Geek Talk
Guest: Kyle Hebert
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 1:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Kyle Hebert is not only a voice actor, but is a geek himself! Here we'll all talk about genre movies, games, animation, tech and pop culture.

The Brony Hour with Warky and Richard
Guest: Steve “Warky” Nunez and Richard Ian Cox
Where: Expo (Main Events)
When: Friday, 7:30 PM
Length: 1 hr 20 min
Panel Description: Learn everything you ever wanted to know (and probably some you didn’t) about My Little Pony.

It Gets Better Even in Utah
Guest: Jamie McGonnigal
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 8:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Community chat to let you know you're not alone, and it WILL get better.

Durarara!!
Guest: Darrel Guilbeau
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: For fans and those who want to learn more about the popular anime. Darrel Guilbeau the voice of Mikado, will share his experiences of being a part of this anime, as well as behind the scenes info. This is an interactive panel, so bring your Durarara!! questions, opinions and cosplay. There will also be giveaways to a few lucky attendees!

Voice Acting: the Business of the Business
Guest: Laura Post
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 10:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Learn about demos, agents, and everything else needed to make voice acting a career.

Wark After Dark
Guest: Steve “Warky” Nunez
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 11:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Warky at his best (or his worst, we’ll let you decide)!

Playing Pretend for a Living
Guest: Laura Post
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Discuss with Laura how to approach copy and the art of voice acting (including reading copy and getting feedback.)

Video Game Voice Acting
Guest: Kyle Hebert
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 3:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Join Kyle Hebert (Ryu from Street Fighter) in this workshop as you'll learn the process of recording video games. Select volunteers will get to do power up yells, fight efforts, and death screams, so warm up your vocal cords, kids!

Fan or Pro – Turning Your Passion into a Profession
Guest: Broadview University
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 3:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Presentation and discussion on how to turn ones fan passion for Anime into a viable profession.

Voice Actor Q & A
Guest: Darrel Guilbeau
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: This is your chance to ask voice actor Darrel Guilbeau all of your burning anime questions or just about anything else that comes to mind. Learn the ins and outs of the voice acting world with voice actor Darrel Guilbeau. You will gain information on how to prepare for a role and sustain a character in anime and video games. So come and be prepared to gain some knowledge of the voice acting world and have fun while doing it.

Pokemon, Musicals, and Gay
Guest: Jamie McGonnigal
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: A conversation with Jamie McGonnigal.

Q & A with Warky, Darrel, and Laura
Guest: Steve “Warky” Nunez, Darrel Guilbeau, and Laura Post
Where: Straus 5
When: Saturday, 10:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Come find out what happens when these three get together.

Richard After Dark and Unplugged
Guest: Richard Ian Cox
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 11:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Other: 18 +
Panel Description: Experience the madness that is Richard Ian Cox.

Q & A with Professor Layton
Guest: Christopher Robin Miller
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Come and discuss the work and life of voice actor Christopher Robin Miller.

Creating Character Voices for Voice Acting
Guest: Christopher Robin Miller
Where: Stratus 5
When: Sunday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Come learn from a pro about switching up voices and getting into your character for voice acting.

Richard Ian Cox – Ask Me Anything
Guest: Richard Ian Cox
Where: Stratus 5
When: Sunday, 1:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: No really, ask him anything, see if he truly has all the answers.

Fandom - Specific Anime/Game

Ask a SAO and Survive Sword Art Online
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 3:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Come join us to find out what your fave hero from SAO has been up to and how they survived. Also take a fun random test to find out if you would survive or die.

Bleach: Battle of the Bankais
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 4:00 PM
Length: 50 Min
Now that Bleach is winding down, come to discuss and defend your favorite arcs, characters, ideas, villains, and more. How will it end? When will it end? Will it end? Should it end?

Dark Knight in Japan
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 10:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come join in as we discuss the Dark Knight, the Boy Wonder, and Japans influence in Batman history.

Digivolution through the Ages!
Where: Stratus 6
When: Sunday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Agumon, Guilmon, Gabumon, Beelzemon! This is a small taste of what you will hear about and more in this panel! Bring your friends (and your digivices) and have some fun! Digimon! Digital Monsters!

Fullmetal Alchemist ATTACK!
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 6:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come join me in a panel about Fullmetal Alchemist. Venture through the lands of Amestris, Xing, and more. Chat about your favorite characters and moments in all of the series and just all around have fun and nerd out!

Gundam: 35 Years of Awesomeness!
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 1:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Gundam has been going strong for nearly 35 years and can be a daunting task to find a jumping on point. Our panel will teach you about the different shows and tell you good places to start watching.

Gurren Lagann
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 11:00 PM
Length: 50 min
You cannot deny the awesomeness!

Hetalia: F.A.C.E. Reveals All
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 7:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Join France, America, Canada, and England as they discuss the history behind FACE. Come and ask questions of your own on major history, ships, love, and war.

Journey to the Grand Line
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 7:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Come join me in exploring the Grand Line with the Straw Hat Crew as we talk, watch, laugh, listen, and maybe even cry as we go on a journey to find the greatest treasure in the world... One Piece.

Kuroshitsuji Cosplay Q & A
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Come and ask the characters of Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) questions about themselves, their lives, each other, or any question that comes to mind! Hosted by a number of role-playing cosplayers and headed by Ciel Phantomhive and Elizabeth Midford.

Mega Man Powered Up!
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 4:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come have fun and talk about everyone’s favorite robot: The Blue Bomber!

One Piece Fan Panel
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Set sail in The New World with Luffy and his nakama. Discuss the decade plus adventure, and what the future holds for the Mugwara Pirates.

Ouran High School Host Club Truth or Dare
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 2:00 PM
Length: 50 min
In this panel, you get to hang out with the hosts and have a good old fashioned truth or dare.

Pokemon Fan Myths and Theories
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: This panel focuses on filling in the holes in Pokemon’s expansive story and mythology. At the panel we will discuss popular myths such as the Kanto War and the Rise of the Legendary Dogs as well as discuss lesser known stories with input from the audience.

Pokemon vs. Digimon
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 7:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Are you a fan of Pokemon? Of Digimon? Love them both? Come and learn and discuss these two great series!

Shinigami Women's Association: Dating
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 6:00 PM
Length: 50 min
I, Rangiku Mastumoto invite men and women alike to join us in the art of flirting, dating, and breaking up with your fellow Shinigami.

Soul Eater Q & A
Where: Stratus 7
When: Sunday, 2:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Based on the anime “Soul Eater”, come meet the zany students and staff of the Death Weapon Meister Academy. They promise to answer your questions and provide a highly entertaining time.

Super Sentai and Kamen Rider: How Much do You Know?
Where: Stratus 5
When: Sunday, 2:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Super Sentai and Kamen Rider quiz! Can you show us how much you know by answering all the questions that we have? Come join and meet other Super Sentai and Kamen Rider fans!!

Viva! Tales of
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Spanning over 20 games and 5 anime adaptations, Tales has something for everyone. Learn all about it here with some of the Tales of Graces cast and even earn prizes.

We Are Fairy Tail
Where: Stratus 7
When: Sunday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Join the Fairy Tail Guild of Utah for open discussions and Q & A all about Fairy Tail! Talk about the latest plot twists, crazy theories, and favorite moments in the story of everyone’s favorite mage’s guild, Fairy Tail!

Where in the Con is Sebastian Michaelis?
Where: Stratus 8
When: Saturday, 7:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Come and search the "Underworld" of Banzai for the cast of Kuroshitsuji! Compete for prizes; the cap is thirty, so check your pocket watches and don't be late!

 

Fandom - General/Culture

101 Recipes for Geek Outs, Marathons, and General Munchieness
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 6:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Want to throw an awesome event for a new anime premier or to marathon an entire series but don't know where to begin? Start with great food! Pick up some tricks to fake, make, and bake your way to a truly fantastic get together.

Anime Banzai Podcast Q & A
Where: Stratus 8
When: Saturday, 10:30 PM
Length: 1 hour 20 min
Other: 18+
Drop by and ask the members of the Anime Banzai Podcast your questions. We will be recording this live to be released online after the convention.

Anime Jeopardy Quiz Show
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 7:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Do you think you know things about anime, manga, video games, and webcomics? Come test your knowledge in a fun, casual jeopardy game!

Anime Roulette
Where: Twilight 2
When: Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 1 hour
Our viewing room staff has hand-selected a collection of anime shorts from the past few seasons, then thrown them into a randomizer for viewing order. Come behold the chaos that results.

Anime that Scarred Me for Life
Where: Stratus 8
When: Saturday, 6:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Otaku gather to share the horrors, pains, and life-changing experiences that anime has given them. Sit back and laugh, or cry, in this well too known exciting panel!

Are You a Sound Ninja? Audio Trivia Game!
Where: Stratus 5
When: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Test your listening skills with this audio trivia game. Can you recognize sounds from your favorite anime? Video games? Voice actors? Compete in teams. The best ears will win big!

The Art of Glomp
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 8:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Hugging a Cosplayer. Sounds like fun, but are you truly prepared? Come learn the proper etiquette and techniques.

Belegarth M.C.S. Fight like a NERD
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Looking for a fun and exciting way to stay in shape, work out stress and be a nerd at the same time? With swords forged of foam we'll show you how to fight like the knights and rogues of old.

Convention Survival
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Are you new to conventions, a convention veteran, or a parent of an Anime fan? This is the panel for you! Learn about Anime conventions and enhance your convention experience.

Disability in Anime and Manga
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 3:00 PM
Length: 50 min
This panel explores the depictions of disables characters in anime and manga, and the disabilities of the fans that love and identify with them.

The Great Anime Debate and Discussion
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 12:00 PM (noon)
Length: 50 min
Is cosplay consent? Subbed vs. dubbed? Is torrenting good or bad? What is "good" anime? Come discuss these and more in an exciting, open, and respectful atmosphere! This is your chance to get your voice heard! All characters welcome.

How to (Not) Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 10:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Think you can survive a zombie apocalypse? Come learn tips for getting through the panic and lasting out the long term. Also, we'll let you know some of the things most likely to cause you to not be a survivor.

Late Night AMV Showing
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 11:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Other: 18+
Anime Banzai's current and former AMV Contest Coordinators show some of their favorite AMV's. We suffered through hundreds of videos to present you with some good videos. Note: Bring your own eye bleach.

Make and Take Kitty Ears
Where: Stratus 8 (All Instances)
When: Friday, 9:30 AM – Saturday, 8:30 AM – Sunday, 9:30 AM
Length: 50 min
Other: 50 person cap, one art piece per person per workshop. No "holding" multiple places in line. Please have everyone who wants to make one come as this will be first come, first served. Thank you for showing this consideration to the other attendees.
Love those adorable kitty ears that anime girls and guys pop up whenever they're feeling mischievous? This panel helps you make cute fuzzy ears on a headband to be worn any time your personal sense of adventure allows. Come make a set!

Once Seen, Cannot Unsee
Where: Twilight 2
When: Sunday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 1 hr 30 min
Join us for a collection of rare, odd, unusual, or otherwise notable anime scenes/short animations. Let us share with you the animes of our peoples...

Once Seen, Cannot Unsee – Late Night Edition
Where: Twilight 3
When: Friday, 11:00 PM
Length: 1 hr
Other: 18+
Like the normal "Once Seen, Cannot Unsee," but with more "questionable content" that can't be shown during normal Viewing Room hours. Like other Late Night content, this is only for attendees who are 18 years or older.

Panel on How to Run a Panel
Where: Stratus 8
When: Saturday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come and get tips from our Panels Director on how to come up with panel ideas, get your panel approved, and how to run it well.

So Moe, Gonna Die
Where: Twilight 2
When: Saturday, 11:00 AM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Have you heard about moe? Would you like to know more? Once again, our dedicated viewing panel has hand-selected some unique examples of moe to sample with your eyes and hnnnnghs.

Surviving the Survival Horror
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 10:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Join Sabrina and Luke as they give a walkthrough on how to survive your worst nightmares!

Want to be Anime Banzai Staff? Information and Interviews
Where: Stratus 7
When: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Want to make the decisions that run the convention? Haven't sold your soul yet? Come get information on what it takes to be Anime Banzai staff and possibly be interviewed on the spot for the position of your dreams!

What is Furry?
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Have you heard the word furry? Are you unsure of what it means, or don’t know what’s true and what isn’t? Come learn from all us furs, and see what being in this fun and fanciful fandom is all about.

Wolves in Anime
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come discuss the wolves we all love to love and hate! Will cover popular anime and video games.

 

Cosplay

Being Successful in Cosplay
Where: Stratus 5
When: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Have you ever wondered what it takes? Everything from planning for conventions to promoting yourself is covered from cosplayers around the world.

Cosplay is for Everyone!
Where: Stratus 6
When: Sunday, 2:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Please come share the ups and downs of costume play. Hope to bring tolerance and laughter to all sorts of cosplaying.

Cosplay Make Up 101
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 10:00 AM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Panel Description: Tips and tricks on Cosplay Make Up, from all over color change, subtle natural looks, and even prosthetics.

Cosplay on a Budget
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 2:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Ever wanted to cosplay but could never afford it? Or simply trying to save money on the projects you are already working on? Come learn some tips of the trade on how to do a cosplay without going into debt!

Crossplay 101
Where: Stratus 6
When: Sunday, 1:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Welcome to an introduction to crossplay. Here we will discuss the basics of crossplay and how it's done.

Guide to Being a Cosplayer!
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 12:00 PM (noon)
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Are you new to cosplay? First time coming to a convention? Not sure where to start or who to cosplay? Or even just need tips on certain cosplay items? Look no further! This panel will give you every tip you need to start cosplaying and surviving a convention!

High Quality Props and Armor Making (Through Alternative Means)
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
No money? No time? Afraid to just take the leap? Come learn various alternatives for making stellar props and armor!

Laser Cutting and Etching for Gaming and Cosplay
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Laser cutting costs have dropped significantly over the past few years. This gives gamers and cosplayers the ability to make stunning custom gaming and costume components. Come see (actual demonstration pending) how laser cutting can be used to enhance your gaming and cosplay.

Making Japanese Traditional Samurai Armor with Plastic
Where: Stratus 6
When: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Panel Description: Showing you how to make Samurai Armor out of plastic.

Sewing 101
Where: Stratus 7
When: Sunday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Want to make your own cosplays, but don't know how? I'll be going over sewing basics to get people started.

The Wonders of Foam and Prop Making Techniques
Where: Stratus 6
When: Sunday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Want to make something big? Want it light weight? Foam may be the answer you seek!

Wood Craft and Prop Design for Cosplay
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 10:00 AM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
From being bored to awesome sword, wood craft and other materials are great for creating the perfect prop for cosplay. Join VFire and Shining Force Kaya as we discuss different methods of creating cosplay props. Bring your questions and ideas to share.

 

Writing - Fan Fiction and Original Stories

Character Creation and More!
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
You've noticed all your friends creating their own characters and you want to make one too, but you don't know where to start. Come by for some tips on how to create your own character.

Fan Fiction Q & A
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Open Q & A with Ty-Chou who has been holding fan fiction panels since year 1 of Banzai. You pick the topics. Anything related to fan fiction or writing in general is welcome.

Fan Fiction: A Group Rant
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 4:00 PM
Length: 50 min
From alternate dimensions, original characters, failed plot lines, crazy cliff hangers and favorite stories; be ready to discuss the love/hate relationship we all have with fan fiction.

Good Writing Habits
Where: Stratus 8
When: Sunday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
For the 'serious writer', let's get in the mindset of professional authors. Learn how to increase both the quality of your craft as well as become a more prolific writer.

Is Your Character a Mary Sue?
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 6:00 PM
Length: 50 min
So you made a character and you put him/her out there, but no one seems to like him/her. Is your character a Mary Sue? Come and find out!

Writing in a Creative Way
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Ideas on character development, fan fiction plots, and how to make non-fiction more interesting.

Writing Relationships
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
A discussion about how to keep your character interaction believable and enjoyable to the reader. And how to add romance to a fan fic without making the reader roll their eyes and hit the back button.

A Writing Toolbox
Where: Stratus 7
When: Sunday, 1:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Pick up different tips and techniques on how to design your story, overcome writers block, and get from plot bunny to finished work.

 

Drawing/Art

Anthro Animal Art for Beginners
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 2:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
A beginners guide to anthropomorphic art.

Building a Better Webcomic
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 12:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Already run a webcomic and wish to step up your game? We’ll cover everything from ads, to foreshortening, to enhanced expression in this extended course. (Attending the “So you ‘wanna’ Make a Webcomic panel is recommended.)

Fan Art Contest
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 1:00 PM – Saturday, 3:00 PM – Sunday, 1:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Compete against other artists and the clock! On the spot drawing contests will be held several times during the con, each with a different secret theme. Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each session!

Getting Your Webcomic Off the Ground
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 7:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Learn how to manage a webcomic as both a creative endeavor and a business.

How to Draw Anime
Where: Stratus 7 - Stratus 8
When: Friday, 12:00 PM (Noon) - Saturday, 9:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min – 50 min
Having problems drawing your own anime or manga? This panel will help to answer questions, give references, pointers, tips and ideas.

How to Draw Anime Advanced
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 1:00 PM
Length: 50 min
You've got the basics of anime drawing down, but you're still trying to figure out where to go next and how to get there. Come to this panel and learn some great techniques and get all your art questions answered.

So You Wanna Make a Webcomic
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Want to share a story, but lack the knack for novels or animation? Try comics! Join Jon Kim, line artist for the hit video game webcomic "Level 30 Psychiatry," as he gets you a start in sequential art.

 

Video Games - Culture/Industry/etc.

Evolution of Card Gaming
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 2:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come learn a brief history of card gaming, some common game mechanics, and what to expect in future years.

Metal Gear?!
Where: Stratus 7
When: Friday, 3:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Does love really bloom on the battlefield? Are cardboard boxes really a good hiding place? Nanomachines? Come join us in a discussion about the game series, Metal Gear Solid.

Shin Megami Tensei and Persona 4
Where: Stratus 5
When: Sunday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Shin Megami Tensei (SMT) is the name associated with a series spanning 20+ games including Persona 3, 4, and SMT Nocturne. All about demons, myths, and apocalypses, the SMT series is one of a kind.

Table Top Attack on Titan
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 10:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Join the Recon Corps from Shingeki no Kyojin as they take back the world from Titans in this roleplay style panel! It's all or nothing in this intense battle for humanity's very existence!

 

Japanese and/or Asian Culture

Asian Story Time
Where: Stratus 8
When: Sunday, 12:00 PM (Noon)
Length: 50 min
Join us and hear magnificent stories from East Asia.

The Hallyu Wave
Where: Stratus 6
When: Friday, 1:00 PM
Length: 50 min
The ideal panel for the K-pop loving otaku. From hot new comebacks to old favorites, Japanese debuts, bias lists, and much more! This panel is sure to satisfy your K-pop addiction.

Haunted Japan
Where: Stratus 7
When: Saturday, 10:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Yokai and Yurei and Obake. Oh my! Join us for some Japanese ghost stories.

Japanese Story Time
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 11:00 AM
Length: 50 min
Come join us for story time. Sit down and listen to tales from Japan.

Know Your Kimono
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 2:00 PM
Length: 1 hour 50 min
Come learn about this iconic Japanese treasure and some cool things too! Learn about its history, how to wear and what with, what to look for, how to care for, how to sew one of your own, and more!

Teach English in Japan
Where: Stratus 8
When: Friday, 6:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Learn from three former English as Second Language teachers in Japan about the process of applying and interviewing with various employers, what to expect when you arrive in the country, and how to both acclimate to Japanese culture and survive the grueling expectations of a Japanese workplace.

The Technical Aspects of Lolita Fashion
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 8:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Get to know the technical and aesthetic basics of Lolita fashion! Especially for people interested in designing and sewing Loltia clothing. This panel looks closely at the elements necessary for creating that signature look.

tvxq, tohoshinki, dbsk, jyj
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 5:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come experience a world beyond ours as you learn, or remind yourself about tvxq, the five boys who started the kpop wave throughout Japan and the rest of the world.

Vocaloid 101
Where: Stratus 6
When: Saturday, 9:00 PM
Length: 50 min
Come learn about the wonderful world of VOCALOID and how to search painlessly for Vocaloid music!

What’s New in Anime
Where: Stratus 5
When: Friday, 4:00 PM
Length: 50 min
This panel is a prescription for those of you that are having difficulty in knowing what to watch. Join us in learning about what is new in the world of anime and get some ideas on what you should be watching.

 

Anime Banzai 2013 Artwork - Darci Crandall

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