“Join “Jessie”, Michele Knotz & Pokémon expert Chris Smith for games, contests, battles, sing-a-longs, & more. Trade with other Pokéfans, learn about breeding & battling, & play for prizes! Bring your own Nintendo 3DS for special prizes!”
Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament® is where you can step forward as a character or just a concerned fan, and attempt to institute the changes you feel need to be made:
Just come forward, state your case, bring witnesses, and make it happen. But remember, not everyone in the Parliament will agree with you.
Be ready for a debate, because you’ll almost certainly get it.
Archetypal mythology, politics, philosophy, technology & GIANT ROBOTS! Born out of an earlier panel on Evangelion, this one explores the concept of the giant robot (specifically golems & gods) , those who elect to pilot them, & how mecha series manage to tackle human issues & political tension. After exploring the concepts, the panel concludes with four “case studies” on how these ideas have been borrowed by Eva, RahXephon, Escaflone, & Xenogears / sagas.
Poetry in Anime
Join The Clover Ensemble for some improv fun & see what "The Expert" has to say, what "The Props" are doing and what happens when we act out "Scenes from the Clover Hat"!
After a quick review of Japanese folk & Fairy tales & their terminology, the audience chooses a story to read & act out with various volunteers stepping up to voice the different characters.
Very Superstitious: Japan Edition
Every culture has its own unique superstitions. How will you know whether it's going to rain today, or when you shouldn't get married, or how to stay warm in the winter? Come find out!
Drawing the Basics
Our drawing workshop is a must for beginner artists! This workshop will be exploring the basics of drawing at a beginner’s level. We will go over shaping out figures, proportions of the human body & shadow.
“Roy Mustang” & “Edward Elric” take your questions about cosplay and the Fullmetal Alchemist series. They will also be giving tips about safe cosplaying.
Note: Please refrain from calling Ed short. You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry.
Come and enter the enchanting world of Studio Ghibli! Learn more about the making of a Ghibli movie, the mythology behind the movies, and more about the man behind the movies, Hayao Miyazaki! And get to see the beautiful concept art and storyboards of Ghibli from the 1980s to today.