Do you like Pokémon? I mean, come on, who doesn’t? So where can you go to get your anything and everything Pokémon fix at your all-time favorite place to be at a convention? A Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Party Panel of course! Join the voice actress for Jessie in Pokémon, Michele Knotz and all-around Pokémon expert Chris Smith for games, fun, contests, prizes, battles, sing-a-longs, and so much more! Trade with other Pokéfans, learn about breeding and battling, and play some awesome fun games for amazing prizes! If you’re a fan of Pokémon, and we know you are, you won’t want to miss this panel! Don’t forget to bring your Nintendo 3DS for special prizes! Finally, a panel where bringing your 3DS is required!
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.
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!
Costumes, Cosplay, & Character
Wearing a costume can be more than just putting on a fancy outfit. It gives you the opportunity to truly inhabit the life of a character. By researching what was worn by your character you can learn a lot about who that person is or was. Learn how you can find greater depth in your cosplay or role play through costuming! In this fascinating panel, cosplayers of superheroes, anime & science fiction are joined together to talk about how researching & building their costumes gives them insight into their characters & personas.
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.
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