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Current Panel Lineup

2015 Panels

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Guest Panels

Playing Pretend for a Living (Workshop Style)

Guest: Michelle Ann Dunphy and Laura Post

Where: Stratus 5

When: Sunday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

In this workshop style panel, voice actors Michelle Ann Dunphy and Laura Post talk about what goes into playing pretend, lessons they learned from their talented teacher Richard Horvitz. They will even be pulling up some lucky audience members up to the mic to play and get directed! Laura and Michelle will also be taking questions throughout the panel.

Voice Acting: The Business of the Business

Guest: Michelle Ann Dunphy and Laura Post

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Ever have questions about the business side of voice acting? What does an agent do, and how do you get one? What is a "Taft-Hartley?" How do you make a demo? In this Q&A panel, Laura Post answers whatever questions you might have about the Voice Over Business.

Karaoke with the Voice Actresses

Guest: Michelle Ann Dunphy and Laura Post

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 5:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Michelle and Laura sing karaoke. You heard us. Come join in, take a turn, or just sit back and enjoy watching them belt out tunes.

Convention Horror Stories

Guest: Chris Escalante

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come hear the terrifying (and sometimes, hilarious) stories of past conventions and guests that will haunt your mind forever!

Anime Appreciation

Guest: Chris Escalante

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 7:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come for an educational discussion on your favorite anime, cartoons, manga, video games, and why they're so great to you. Share your love for your favorite series, and no bashing someone else's!

Anime Banzai Unplugged

Guest: Chris Escalante, Others (TBA)

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Other: 18+

Come join the guests for an Ask-All/Tell-All Q&A that has no holds, no censorship, and no regrets!

Q & A with Danielle McRae

Guest: Danielle McRae

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

Meet anime and video game voice actress, Danielle McRae, as she shares her story on how she became a voice actress and answers your questions about anything and everything voice over related.

Talking Video Games with Danielle McRae

Guest: Danielle McRae

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 8:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Hang out with voice actress, Danielle McRae, as she shares some of her favorite video games and talks about how video games played a huge role during her childhood years and even now. This panel will also showcase what types of challenges and adventures come with video game voice acting.

David Vincent's Voice Acting Tryouts

Guest: David Vincent

Where: Main Events

When: Saturday @ 1:30 PM

Length: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Total audience participation! Show off your voice acting talent! You could win autographed posters and even a personal one on one Skype session with David Vincent himself with guidance to help launch your voice acting career! David will give insider tips and professional techniques for the world of voice acting, and will put your voice acting talent to the test! Prepare to participate in the most hilarious and informative panel of the weekend!

Learn the Business of Voice Acting: David Vincent Q & A

Guest: David Vincent

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

It's called Show "Business" for a reason! David Vincent shares important insider tips and advice for beginning a career in entertainment and voiceover. And most importantly… how to treat your entertainment career as a business and have fun too.

BlazBlue / Kill la Kill Voices

Guest: David Vincent

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Panel Description: Q & A session to discuss the popular video game or anime.

The Art of Bill Galvan

Guest: Bill Galvan

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

It’s all about the work. Come get an insider look at Bill Galvan’s comic book art for Archie and Bongo Comics (The Simpsons). Also, learn more about the other side of professional art with creating posters, digital painting, oil painting, and other art projects.

Working as a Professional Artist

Guest: Bill Galvan

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 11:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Want to learn how to get work as a comic book professional or what it's like to break into comics? Come join Bill Galvan and get advice on getting started, along with other important things like keeping your job in comics, scheduling projects, keeping your career alive on social media, and promoting yourself.

Cosplay is Not Consent

Guest: Tanglwyst de Holloway

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 11:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

This is a discussion panel about what acceptable behavior around cosplayers is and what is not. It will discuss the harassment policy of the con and where to go for help and support.

Building a Better Sentence

Guest: Tanglwyst de Holloway

Where: Stratus 8

When: Sunday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

This workshop will teach you how to word. Lots of people don't know how to word good. This panel is all about the wording and gooding.

Para Para with Warky!

Guest: Warky

Where: Stratus 5

When: Sunday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Ever wanted to dance like the backstreet boys? Well neither have I, but in case you HAVE wanted to dance in sync with other people, then this panel is for you! Come learn how to Japanese dance to a popular Eurobeat song with Warky teaching you!

Wark After Dark!

Guest: Warky

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 11:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Other: 16+

Come see Warky Unplucked in this meet and greet, question and answer panel where anything and everything goes! ^_^

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Fandom - Specific Anime/Game

Akatsuki no Yona: Yona of the Dawn

Fandom: Akatsuki no Yona: Yona of the Dawn

Where: Stratus 7

When: Sunday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

The life of a princess is turned upside down by betrayal and she is forced out of her comfortable life. Join us and learn about Yona's struggles and travels in a high fantasy world as she gains strength and the fealty of the four legendary dragons. Spoilerific!

Benders Unite!

Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

We will revisit the world of the Avatars, both Aang and Korra, along with the world of benders and non-benders alike. We’ll also cover the ultimate question: who do you ship?

Hetalia: World Shenanigans

Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

From the people who brought you "Survival Tips from a Nation," come and see the countries act semi-professional.

Hetalia: Truth or Dare

Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 7:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Ever wanted to push your favorite Hetalia characters to the point of intense awkwardness? Want to have some shipping candy? Join the Axis, Allies, and those other countries for the game of a lifetime!

Hetalia!Fest

Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 6:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Come discuss and learn about Hidekazu Himaruya and his wonderful creation that is Hetalia!

Two FACE (Hetalia)

Fandom: Axis Powers Hetalia

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Join France, America, Canada, and England, and France, America, Canada, and England… is that a typo? No! Join France, America, Canada, and England x2 for a very special Hetalia FACE and Nyota FACE Q&A!

Kuroshitsuji Q & A

Fandom: Black Butler/Kuroshitsuji

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @11:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come join the cast of Black Butler for a Q & A session!

Bleach: From Quincies to Soul Kings, Where Will it End?

Fandom: Bleach

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Love Bleach? This is the panel for you. Come discuss rumors about future events, your favorite characters, your favorite zanpaktous or anything thing else Bleach related!

Shinigami Women's Association: Squad Showdown

Fandom: Bleach

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 6:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

I, Rangiku Mastumoto, invite men and women in the discussion of which of the 13 Court Guard Squads reigns supreme! Powerful captains? Hot lieutenants? Best members? All matter for the best Squad!

Diabolik Lovers Q & A

Fandom: Diabolik Lovers

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Come have fun with characters of Diabolik Lovers.  We will be playing games and answering your questions!

We Are Fairy Tail!

Fandom: Fairy Tail

Where: Stratus 5

When: Sunday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

Come join us to talk about everyone's favorite mage's guild! Q&A, discussion, fun, and games! Will contain spoilers and prizes, so make sure you're caught up!

Free! Iwatobi Maid Service

Fandom: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club / Free! Eternal Summer

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come join the members of Iwatobi's swim team, dressed as maids, as we answer your questions!

Splash Free!

Fandom: Free! Iwatobi Swim Club / Free! Eternal Summer

Where: Stratus 5

When: Sunday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Come and join the Iwatobi and Samezuka swim clubs for questions, trivia, and truth-or-dare, where YOU make the suggestions and the swim club members either answer the question or perform the dare!

Fullmetal Alchemist Fan Panel

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist

Where: Stratus 8

When: Sunday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come discuss this awesome series with your favorite Flame Alchemist and other FMA characters.

FMA: State Alchemist Exam

Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 7:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Other: 50 person cap

Think you have what it takes to become a dog of the military? Prove yourself in tests of knowledge, strength, and determination and you may just be awarded a watch and a title.

Utah Gundam

Fandom: Gundam

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 5:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

At Utah Gundam we are dedicated to bringing the love of Gundam to all. Utah Gundam hosts a monthly meeting as well as a model-building event every third Saturday.

JoJo's Bizarre Panel

Fandom: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 11:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come learn and discuss one of Japan's longest and most beloved series that has yet to shine in the west. Join the bizarre adventure and learn to strike a pose!

K Project: Return of the Colorless King

Fandom: K Project

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 8:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

The Colorless King has returned and has taken over one of the members of the cast. Help figure out who it is before more people are lost!

Start Dash Slumber Party (Love Live!)

Fandom: Love Live! School Idol Project

Where: Stratus 7 and Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 6:00 PM and Saturday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

Join Love Live's Muse in a Truth or Dare Slumber Party! Discover the members' little secrets and challenge them to do the fun things YOU want to see or hear. Good for all ages.

Konoha Variety Show

Fandom: Naruto / Naruto Shippuden

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 8:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come ask the character questions and have your favorite characters complete crazy, zany, and hilarious challenges!  Spoilers up to recent Naruto: Shippuden episodes.

Naruto: Remembrance

Fandom: Naruto / Naruto Shippuden

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 6:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

The Naruto Series has ended but the fandom remains. Here we will talk about the good, the bad, and touch upon what we thought of the show growing up. (Especially the Ramen, 'tebayo!)

Journey to the Grand line

Fandom: One Piece

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come journey the Grand Line with us and the Straw Hat Crew. We will laugh, converse, and maybe even cry to find the One Piece.

One Piece Fan Panel

Fandom: One Piece

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Set sail with Luffy and the other Mugiwara Pirates. Come discuss the show so far, the characters we love, and what's to come.

Host Club Truth or Dare Q & A

Fandom: Ouran High School Host Club

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 11:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Join the Host Club for a game of Truth or Dare and a Q & A session.

Pokemon Myth and Theory

Fandom: Pokemon

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

Pokemon Myth and Theory examines the lore and science of the pokemon world by breaking down the facts.  We encourage that fans bring their own theories and myths and actively participate for prizes!!

The Monsters in the Numbers: A Psycho-Pass Murder Mystery

Fandom: Psycho-Pass

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour 50 Minutes

After a gruesome murder, the Public Safety Bureau's Criminal Investigation Division is on the hunt for the killer, and you discover it’s someone hiding in their own ranks! Can you identify the culprit before more people die or your own Crime Coefficient raises to the point your former allies take you out?

Archetypes and Allusions in Madoka Magica

Fandom: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come and listen to an English major talk about Madoka Magica, then share some of your own thoughts.

The Brilliance of Your Soul Gem: Madoka Magika

Fandom: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

How did Gen Urobuchi craft a masterpiece of theme, world building, character writing, and heart-wrenching drama?  What makes this show so darn good?  Come and find out.

RWBY: It's Also a Gun

Fandom: RWBY

Where: Stratus 5

When: Sunday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Join teams RWBY and JNPR from the popular webseries RWBY! Ask questions, discuss the show, and question why everything is also a gun. Spoilers through volume 2!

Studio Ghibli: Need I Say More?

Fandom: Studio Ghibli

Where: Stratus 5

When: Sunday @ 11:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

From My Neighbor Totoro to Howl's Moving Castle, Studio Ghibli has released some wonderful films that we all enjoy. Join the Fragglepuss.com anime review team and the Anime Happy Hour Podcast crew as we examine and celebrate the worlds of Studio Ghibli.

Unravel Tokyo Ghoul Dance

Fandom: Tokyo Ghoul

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come learn a new dance with Hideyoshi to the song Unravel from the anime Tokyo Ghoul. It well be a minute or so long with some amazing moves. Beginners through Advance are welcome.

Tomino in the 80s

Fandom: Mecha and Fantasy Series of Yoshiyuki Tomino (Gundam)

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Come join us to learn about the series of legendary director Yoshiyuki Tomino, the creator of Gundam, from the 1980's.

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Fandom - General/Culture

Advanced AMV Theory

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 8:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Whether you're a seasoned AMV veteran or a newbie looking to get some extra tips, come engage in an in-depth discussion of what makes a good AMV and what can kill your concept before you ever cut a clip.

Anime Openings: There to Us

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 11:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Travel back to the days where anime was scarce and made to appeal to children as we compare the English and Japanese openings from our favorite shows and some hidden gems.

Anime That Scarred Me For Life

Where: Stratus 8

When: Sunday @ 1 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

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!

Easy Anime Munchies

Where: Stratus 8

When: Sunday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Have an anime marathon with your friends planned and want the perfect menu? Or maybe you just want to try some of the awesome food you see in anime? Come learn a few recipes for cooking up some tasty treats, along with tips on preparation and presentation.

Epic Anime Deaths

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Think of all the characters that die in Anime; some are not that epic, others are worthy of this panel. Spoilers!

Forming Your Own Fandom Social Group

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

How to start a successful, regional social group based around fandoms and hobbies. From the founders of Utah 3DS.

Furry Paws and Other Fancies

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 8:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Want to know more about the fabulous world of the Furry Fandom? Or maybe you’re just curious to know what we’re really about, rather than what you see on TV? Come discuss this sub-culture with a few local Furries.

How to be Weeaboo

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

How to be weeaboo. Follow this (patent pending) 12 step process and you'll be on your way to be 100% weeaboo.

I Don't Have Insomnia, I Have Netflix

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 11:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Have you ever watched a moment in anime that was so funny, or intense, or sad that you thought it would never be matched… and then you watched it when you were more rested? Talk about those moments that were profound only due to a lack of sleep here! *May be Spoilers*

Introducing Your Friends To Anime

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @10:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Join the Fragglepuss.com anime review team and the Anime Happy Hour podcast in discussing how we can help our friends realize there is something for everyone in the world of anime.

Life Under the Sea: How to Become a Mermaid

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

In this panel we will discuss everything you need to know to become a mermaid. Including: water safety, monofins, tail making, accessories, and where to get a silicon tail.

Make and Take Kitty Ears

Where: Stratus 8 (All Instances)

When: Friday, Saturday, and 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!

Mom, Dad, I'm Otaku

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Is the fact you like Anime terrifying to your family? Come learn how to help them understand the ways of The Otaku.

Plush Making 101

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Wow! All these artists are starting to make plushies and now you want to as well! Come learn basic sewing techniques, as well as how to make yourself a one of a kind plushie from veteran plush makers!

Plushies 101

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

This presentation will cover the basics of how to get started on making a plushie. It will cover from concept to drafting patterns, choice of materials and what plushies can be made for.

The Science Behind the Soundtrack

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Learn about making soundtracks for video games. We’ll discuss everything from the modern tools like Pro Tools, Cubase, FL Studio, Vocaloid, and Ableton Live, to the technology restrictions that caused the creation of the classic themes of the 1980’s. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about creating the right song to contribute to those moments in anime that seize your attention.

Yaoi Talk

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Other: 18+

Come talk about the mystery of Yaoi. If you don't already know what it is we would be happy to introduce you!

Yuri Approved!

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Other: 18+

Come and discuss all lesbian-themed media with a specific highlight on Yuri Kuma Arashi. Spoilers may or may not be minimized.

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Cosplay

A Beginners Guide to Cosplay Make-up!

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

Come learn basic to intermediate cosplay make-up from a small time make-up artist. Learn basic skills, such as how to really make your eyes pop and more advanced skills such as face contouring.

Building Mascots: Beginners

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 5:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Part 1 of Mascot Cosplay. A discussion on the making of large mascots or creature cosplay: including concept, gathering materials, working with tools, and performing.

Building Mascots: Advanced

Where: Stratus 7

When: Sunday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Part 2 of Mascot Cosplay. Where to learn how to build parts to make the costume. We'll also cover fun special effects such as, moving jaws, moving wings, quad- suits, resin and LED attachments.

Cosplay Basics

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

New to cosplay or would just like to learn more about all cosplaying entails? Then come learn the basics of cosplay! Including topics such as: costumes, wigs, props, makeup, and much more!

Cosplay Makeup and Prosthetics for Beginners

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

New to makeup and prosthetics, or want to know how to apply them? Come and learn about them here!

Cosplay on a Budget

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 6:00PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Ever wanted to cosplay but could never afford it? Or simply trying to save on projects you are already working on? Come learn some tips of the trade on how to do a cosplay without going into debt!

Cosplay Photography

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

An introduction to Cosplay photography. We will cover camera basics, composition, planning a shoot, and things to look out for. Advanced topics will include lighting basics, scene building, and a brief introduction to compositing.

Cosplay Prop Design for Beginners

Where: Stratus 7

When: Sunday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Join VFire Cosplay in a discussion about prop creation. Bring your questions and creative minds! The slide show and notes from this panel will be available to attendees afterwards.

Geekcrafting 101

Where: Stratus 7

When: Sunday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

How to create different crafts from your favorite fandoms out of various materials.

Gunsplosion: One Gun: Three Creative Methods

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Cosplay prop creators Quantum Entanglement Props, VFire Cosplay, and Johny of the Goombah Squad all decided to make the same prop, three different ways!

Wigs, Wigs, Wigs!!

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

New to cosplay? A seasoned veteran? Want to amp up your game & learn how to style the perfect anime hairdo? Then come & learn everything from the basics of styling to more advanced methods!

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Writing - Fan Fiction and Original Stories

Creating the Perfect Character!

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 5:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

So, you've come up with a story, but have no characters to plop into your world, huh? Come get some helpful, personalized tips on how to get your characters started!

Dealing with Writer's Block

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Tips and tricks to beat that pesky writer's block and become a more productive writer.

Dramatic Fan Fiction Reading

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

A dramatic reading of some of the cringe worthy fan fiction available to the masses.

Finding Fan Fiction Worth Reading

Where: Stratus 7

When: Sunday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Unfortunately with the prevalence of part time, amateur writers in the realm of fan fiction Sturgeon’s Law is rarely more obvious. Come learn our tips and tricks to finding the 10% of fan fiction worth reading. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorites, and hope you will too.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Designing Fantastic Female Heroes

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 3:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Many writers find it vexing to write female heroes, but it doesn't have to be.  Learn the tricks of the trade to create fantastic heroines that your readers will love.

Said is Dead and Other Not-Rules of Writing

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 4:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Have you ever tried to search for tips to improve your writing and gotten completely lost in all the contradictory lists of rules available? Come discuss with us why many rules are more like guidelines and how to figure out what works for you.

Shot Through the Heart: How to Create Romance that Feels Real

Where: Stratus 8

When: Saturday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

A great love story will melt your heart and warm your soul, unfortunately many love stories don't.  Learn the path of true love and how to write romance that will make your reader's heart take flight.

Writing Crossovers Well

Where: Stratus 7

When: Friday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 50 Minutes

Want to write your favorite fandoms into a crossover fanfiction? Come learn about various types of crossovers you can try AND how to write great crossover fanfics that stand out from the rest!

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Drawing/Art

How to Draw Anime

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 10:00 AM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

How to draw people in anime.

How to Draw Anime: Advanced

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 7:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

So, you've gotten the basics of drawing down, but now you're left wondering how to really make your drawings pop! Come for some helpful tips and advice!

Iron Fan Art (Fan Art Contest)

Where: Stratus 8

When: Friday @ 5:00 PM, Saturday @ 4:00 PM, and Sunday @ 11:00 AM

50 Minutes: 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!

Welcome to the World of Visual Novels

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 11:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Other: 18+

What do Clannad, Steins;Gate, and Higurashi all have in common? They all started as Visual Novels. Come learn about what Visual Novels are and how to start enjoying this wonderful form of media.

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Video Games - Culture/Industry/etc.

Kingdom Hearts Mania

Fandom: Kingdom Hearts

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @ 11:00 AM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Love Kingdom Hearts? Have some theories or fun things you want to share? Come geek with us about our favorite Disney-Square based RPG.

Legend of Zelda Fan Panel

Fandom: Legend of Zelda Series

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come have fun at this fan panel of heroes, legends, villains, princesses, and all the adventures of the Legend of Zelda!

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Japanese and/or Asian Culture

Bonsai at Banzai

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 1:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come learn about these miniature trees. Their history, variety, and how to create and care for them.

Enter the J-Rock

Where: Stratus 6

When: Friday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come experience the Rock world of Japan, as we listen, watch, and converse about the artistic differences between countries.

Japanese Culture 101

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 12:00 PM (Noon)

Length: 50 Minutes

Overview of everyday Japanese culture, as well as the culture as it is represented in popular media.

Japanese Language 101

Where: Stratus 5

When: Friday @ 5:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Basic introduction to Japanese spoken and written languages. Attendees will learn to recognize by sight the difference between katana, hiragana and kanji, and will also learn basic Japanese phrases.

Vocaloid 101

Fandom: Vocaloid

Where: Stratus 7

When: Saturday @ 10:00 PM

Length: 1 Hour and 50 Minutes

Do you know what a Vocaloid is? Come learn about the ever growing Vocaloid fan-base and the music industry that surrounds it!

What's New in Anime

Where: Stratus 6

When: Saturday @ 7:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Join the Fragglepuss.com anime review team and the Anime Happy Hour podcast crew in learning about what is new in the world of anime. So much has been released in the past year, come find out what you may have missed.

Understanding Moe

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 9:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Come learn about one of the most popular trends in anime. We will be discussing the history, current status, and future of moe.

Suiseki: The Japanese Art of Stone Appreciation

Where: Stratus 5

When: Saturday @ 2:00 PM

Length: 50 Minutes

Do you like looking for shapes in the clouds? Do you like rocks? Do you like nature? Come Learn about this fascinating, Japanese art form.

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