May 26 - 28, 2017 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

An epic three-day celebration of anime, video games, and music in Minneapolis.

May 26 - 28, 2017
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Friday

Opening Ceremonies
Main Events
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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.
Haikyu!!
Video Room
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Homestuck: Once More, With Feeling (and crayons)
Panel Room 6
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
We don't have dinner and a show, but we do have dumb punchlines, crayons, and truth or dare! Make sure to put a question or dare in our bag when you walk in!
Meetups: Fairy Tail, One Punch Man, Homestuck
Meetups
Friday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meetups
Your Panel Sucks: A How To
Panel Room 2
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Have you ever considered running a panel or just had some general critiques you think most panelists should know? Come to our how-to panel and learn a thing or two--or just sit back and enjoy the rant.
Fanfiction, Doors, Photography! Fan Tips From a Fan!
Panel Room 5
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
WARNING: SHENANIGANS AND DOOR RELATED PUNS WILL ENSUE. Stop by and ask as many questions about anything that you want (keep it semi-appropriate though, this is a family business), And get tips from a Fanfiction author/photographer! Don't worry, he's friendly!
Death Note Amino Community!
Panel Room 3
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Huge fan of Death Note? Well now you can join a community by downloading the Death Note Amino app! My name is Jason and I am one of the curators for this community and I like to expand and show off the community! We have over 10,000 members and tons are joint by the day! Jason will be explaining what goes on in this community and what you can do to have fun within the Death Note Amino Community! Hope to see you soon!
Cosplay Makeup 101
Panel Room 7
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Are you new to the cosplay community, or simply want to learn more? Join us for some tips and tricks to learn some basic and more advanced techniques to take your cosplay to the next level!
Free! Swimming Lessons
Panel Room 6
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Watch and participate in another face off between the Iwotobi swim club and Samezuka swim club as they battle it out in minute to win it games, fanfics, role play, and so much more. Also the people who participate the most will win some cool prizes.
Meetups: Attack on Titan, Marvel
Meetups
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meetups
Village Hidden in the Fandom: A Naruto Panel
Panel Room 2
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
BELIEVE IT! Naruto soars beyond just that one phrase. Come in and talk about the Manga, Animes, Movies, and The next generation of Ninjas coming to Konoha!
Cosplay Props for Beginniers
Panel Room 3
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
For years cosplayers have had easy access to costumes but not quality. Join 3-Swords Cosplay artists for an exciting introduction into the world of prop-making! We'll cover a wide range of topics needed to start learning the Wonderflex method. Q&A to follow presentation.
Martian Successor Nadesico
Video Room
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Introduction to Japanese Mahjong
Panel Room 4
Friday: 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Mahjong! You may have seen it in a movie, a manga, a video game or in a retirement facility in Florida, but it’s not the same game you think it is! Japanese Mahjong is a game of skill and luck, tied into the Yakuza underworld in the past, but fighting back against that stigma today. This panel will outline the basics to Japanese Mahjong and what to expect from a game! Come and see the Automatic Shuffling table as well!
Geek trivia
Panel Room 5
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Want to test your knowledge of all things geek than this panel is for you. Make new friends, learn new things about about the things you love.
Quinton Flynn Q&A Panel
Panel Room 7
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Quinton Flynn has done numerous anime and video game voices. Some of his most prominent voice roles include Reno, Axel, Raiden, and Doctor Riddles. Quinton’s voice has been burning up film and television since he first arrived in Los Angeles from his native Cleveland. He is an A-list voice actor, having played such famous animated characters as Jonny Quest, Spiderman, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon, Snowbell in Stuart Little, just to name a few. His television and film appearances include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King of Queens, Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Robot Chicken, and many more. His best known roles in video game franchises have been his work providing the english voices of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid series, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, and Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the motion picture. If you’re hip to the anime scene you’ll know him as Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, and Carl in Blood+, to name a few.
Concert: YTCracker
Main Events
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join YTCracker in a live performance of some epic nerdy rap music. This is the life of a Meganerd, baby. This concert set will be much more intimate and closer up than the first performance, so it's an awesome chance to see a show up close.
Meetups: Soul Eater, Undertale, Steven Universe
Meetups
Friday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meetups
Homestuck? In My Good Christian Suburbs?
Panel Room 4
Friday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Do you still like Homestuck? Us to. Come hang out and play games with some of your favorite trolls.
Sexy Multimedia Q&A with DC Douglas
Panel Room 2
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Think you might like to have a career as a voice over or film/TV actor? D.C. Douglas, who has been an actor for 20 years (NCIS, Charmed, 90210, Star Trek: Enterprise, 2 Broke Girls), can answer your questions and offer advice. DC will also have some entertaining behind the scenes stories.
Overwatch - Mission: Dinnertime
Panel Room 5
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A truce is called for dinner, but just in time for another fight... Its time to settle the family debate once and for all: Who's the better family unit? Could it be Soldier 76 and his rowdy kids? Reaper and his band of misfits? The fight begins, and its up to YOU to pick your side!
MPLS Pokémon DS League Challenge (All Weekend)
Video Gaming
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Battle Gym's, earn badges, and compete to become AniMinneapolis's Pokémon Champion! Come Learn the rules and sign up! The event last all weekend, come to Video Gaming to compete! (Pokémon Sun & Moon only!)
Sailor Moon Says: "Be the best you you can be!"
Panel Room 3
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
If a talking cat gave you a magical item, what special skills do you have that would make you a unique member of the sailor senshi team?Let's take a look at Usagi and her team and talk about why they fight evil by moonlight so well together.
Greggo Presents: Pokémon Game Show
Panel Room 7
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Four players battle each other in a test of knowledge about all things Pokemon! Answering questions correctly gives them control of our game board where they will face all sorts of challenges! The winner has a shot at becoming immortalized as Champion of the con! About ninety percent of the questions will come from the first three generations of Pokemon games...be there at the beginning of the panel if you want a chance to play!
Concert: Schaffer the Darklord
Main Events
Friday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
In the ten years since creating his act, NYC-based rapper and comedian Schaffer the Darklord (STD) has employed a cartoonishly commanding stage presence and brainy, rapid-fire rhymes to skewer such topics as hedonistic substance abuse, sexual compulsion, gender identity, urban anxiety and obsessive cat-enthusiasts. With five full-length albums under his belt and experience touring the nation with such acts as mc chris, MC Frontalot and MC Lars, STD’s music and live show are equal parts Bill Hicks, Beastie Boys, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne and Darth Vader. He’s made multiple appearances on the Science Channel television program “Oddities,” and when he’s not on the road, he serves as emcee for countless NYC burlesque shows and produces/co-hosts his podcast, “The Epic Piecast.” His latest record “Sick Passenger,” a concept album set during a mysterious therapy session, was released in October 2013 to glowing praise from his cult-like fan base and critics alike. Schaffer the Darklord continues to write, record and perform with great frequency and has no intention of giving up until his masochist rock-n-roll lifestyle destroys him.
The World of VOCALOID with EmpathP
Panel Room 2
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
VOCALOID is a synthetic vocal software developed by Yamaha that has broken down the music barriers in Japan. VOCALOID idol Hatsune Miku has become an international super star, with concerts shown everywhere from Japan, to Taiwan, to L.A. But what else is there when it comes to what exactly VOCALOID is? At this panel you will learn the origins of the VOCALOID Program from its humble beginnings to its limitless future in the world of music production.
Angels, Demons, and Vampires... OH MY!! ( An Owari no Seraph Panel)
Panel Room 6
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
"One day...An unknown virus brought the world to a sudden end. Only children survived. Those children were enslaved...by creatures that arose from the depths of the earth...Vampires." Quoted straight from the book, the famous Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End) manga told the story of a broken world ruled by Vampires, Demons, and greedy humans. This Q and A panel, with a hint of Games and Fanfiction, gives you an extra dose of time with your favorite brother duo Mika and Yu! You'll be able to ask as many questions as you wish, plus have a chance to participate in entertaining games that may have prizes attached to whomever will win!
Meetups: Vampire Knight, Hellsing, Dragon Age
Meetups
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meetups
Black Butler Fan Quiz-New and Improved
Panel Room 4
Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Are you a Black Butler Fan? Do you want to show off your knowledge against other fans? Come to the Black Butler Fan Quiz-New and improved with more current questions about recent releases. We hope to see you there.
Swim Trunks, and Ravers, and Bears - Oh My!! (An hour with Greg Ayres)
Panel Room 1
Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
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 Free Eternal Summer, 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.
A Certain Magical Index
Video Room
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Q&A with Tyler Walker, Heather Walker
Panel Room 7
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Get your questions answered at this Q&A. Tyler Walker is an ADR director, script writer and voice actor for FUNimation Entertainment. A native of East Texas, he grew up spending equal time playing in the woods, playing Atari, and watching cartoons like Scooby Doo, Superfriends, Star Blazers, and Battle of the Planets. After graduating from the University of North Texas with a BA in Radio, Television, and Film, he spent time playing in bands and eventually started working as an ADR engineer and production assistant at FUNimation in 2002. A bit of trivia: His former band, The Pointy Shoe Factory, had three songs featured in Dragon Ball Z Movie Eight: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan.
Welcome to Beacon - RWBY Q&A
Panel Room 5
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Welcome to Beacon Academy! ...or, what's left of it. Your favorite heroes, teachers, and even maybe even some villains will answer any questions you may have about the world of Remnant. Being professional huntsmen and huntresses, we are also trained to accept photo-ops or requests, so you can get picture or video of your favorites. Other cosplayers more than welcome to join in! Friendly for all ages, and will keep discussion spoiler free for Volume 4.
A bucket full of Homestuck
Panel Room 3
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:20pm
Join the homestuck characters in an epic adventure through time. And tears.
Black Butler games
Panel Room 6
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Do you have what it takes to work in the Phantomhive or Trancy manor? Do challenges and play games to see if you can "get thejob"!
Meetups: YuYu Hakusho, Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Meetups
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meetups
SAO, the good and bad
Panel Room 4
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Not everything in SAO is good or bad. Let's have discussion about the good and the bad of Sword Art Online.
Autographs: DC Douglas, Tyler Walker, Heather Walker
Autographs
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
BlazBlu Central Fiction
Video Gaming
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
How to get on TV with Zack Storch
Panel Room 7
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Have you ever wanted to be on TV? Join King of the Nerds contestant Zack Storch as he shares stories about life in Nerdvana, and advice on how to "talk TV!" Learn about communicating your "character," body language, voicing, and more! Get the tools to make more engaging YouTube videos, Twitch streams, and of course a TV show audition video that will stand out! (Hint: fancy video editing not required!)
Impressing a Casting Agent: The Audition Process
Panel Room 2
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
What exactly is a “good voice”, and is it really that important? This panel will teach you what is, in fact, more important.
My Hero Academia - Season 2
Panel Room 3
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
With season 2 finally here, what's all going to happen in these 25 episodes? Let's discuss what's happened so far and even look back on our favorite moments from the first groundbreaking series!
From Stage Actor to Voice Actor
Panel Room 1
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Paul St. Peter speaks in this panel about the differences between acting on stage and stepping in front of the microphone for voice acting. The challenges are many, and Paul shares his experiences, anecdotes, and practical advice with fans. Among the topics are speech techniques, control of volume and pitch, centering the body and mind, and adapting proven stage craft to serve “voice only” acting. Attendees are invited to ask questions of Mr. St. Peter, and he will invite volunteers to read stage pieces, and then have them try to “mic up“ to perform like voice actors!
The mini tales of Excalibur
Panel Room 5
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Have fun with Excalibur and his friends as the audience tells them the place where they have to have their adventure. If some people from the audience want to join, they can; hope to see you there you fools.
Chihiro Becomes An Ultimate Despair
Panel Room 6
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Junko has convinced a tiny programmer to join her. They will now attempt to convince you as well to join them in the quest of spreading despair!
Meetups: Dragon Ball, Overwatch
Meetups
Friday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meetups
Autographs: Greg Ayres
Autographs
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Greggo's Game Shows: Press Your Luck
Panel Room 2
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Get ready, it’s time for the game show with lots of Whammies and lots of Big Bucks! Three players will answer questions to earn spins on our big board which is loaded with goodies, prizes and cash to spend in our prize coffers, but be careful! There are also some Whammies that would love to take everything away! Only the player with the most bucks at the end of the game gets to keep it all and maybe come back next year and do it again!
Show By Rock!!
Video Room
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
The Spoon and Cherry Host Club
Panel Room 5
Friday: 6:00pm - 7:20pm
Love Ouran High School Host Club? Join the charming staff of the Spoon and Cherry for the authentic experience! We will offer tea, snacks, karaoke, table card games, and of course the sparkling company of our lovely hosts! All ages and genders are welcome!
Truth or DMMDare
Panel Room 6
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Who says you need to break into Platinum Jail to have fun? Come and join your favorite Dramatical Murder guys for a game of Truth or Dare! Anyone in Dramatical Murder cosplay (who wants to) is free to join the panel!
Love Live! Dance Party
Panel Room 4
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Utansu Idols! is a Minnesota based idol group. We will be performing a song from Love Live! aswell as holding a Love Live! dance party.
Peter the Great Stand Up Comedy
Panel Room 1
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Peter the Great takes an innuendo-fueled and whimsically dark spin on anime and gaming in this stand up comedy show that may never let you see your favorite fandoms the same way again!
Meetups: Hellsing, Fullmetal Alchemist
Meetups
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Meetups
Formal Dance Lessons
Main Events
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm
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!
Gone Rogue Burlesque Workshop (18+)
Panel Room 7
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Ever wanted to try Burlesque? Now's your chance! Come take the Burlesque Workshop with the Gone Rogue Burlesque Troupe!
Street Fighter V
Video Gaming
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Directing and Auditioning in Anime
Panel Room 3
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Tyler Walker, voiceover director, will give you some insight into the world of directing for anime and auditioning for parts.
VOCAMERICA Q&A
Panel Room 2
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
What started as a simple idea to share Western VOCALOIDs with the United States soon grew and expanded into VOCAMERICA: The Western VOCALOID Concert Project. Join EmpathP for an hour of Q&A and learn how the project was born, how it works, and what its future might be.
Another World Meeting
Panel Room 7
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Join many of the world's most popular countries in a very "organized" meeting of their personifications. Rather than discussing world issues, or answering severe political questions, they will be answering to you!
The Fantasy Ball
Main Events
Friday: 8:30pm - 10:20pm
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.
DC Douglas's Erotic Fanfiction Reading (18+)
Panel Room 1
Friday: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The 18+ SHOW that has been turning on and pleasing fans at cons across the nation is here! D.C. Douglas (voice of Albert Wesker) embarks on an erotic fanfic journey of language with the help of the “evil resident” audience members. What happens in this show stays in this show. A must see! [Language warning, 1.5 hours – NO LATE SEATING]
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Shine Battle
Video Gaming
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
ImprovTown
Panel Room 5
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Would you like to be an Improviser Number One? Join Sportacus, Stephanie and Robbie Rotten for theater games, helpful tips and tricks of the trade, and some good old-fashioned memeing. It'll be a peice of cake!
Dagashi Kashi
Video Room
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
The Crappypasta Nightmare Panel
Panel Room 3
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Will Ryan and JT Kamp are joined by ThatCreepyReading's resident horror expert for a new flavor of hilariously awful garbage from the worst minds on the internet. Prepare to laugh yourself to death!
Heroes of Marvel
Panel Room 6
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Come help save the day and join your favorite heroes of marvel during the panel!
Rwby Jeopardy
Panel Room 5
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Think you know everything about RWBY, well come test your knowledge at this panel with your host Nora!!! come play and win prizes...(some prizes may or may not be pancakes!)
Surviving Survival Horror
Panel Room 6
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
We've all visited Racoon City and Silent Hill; some have even been to Minakami Villiage and Brennenburg Castle. A few of us even have red crayons and a bronze figurine for souvenirs! Join us in sharing various tips, trips, and tales of survival in the face of incredible horror.
Gone Rogue Burlesque: Burlesque Tells All! (18+)
Panel Room 2
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
What's Nerdlesque? What's Burlesque? The Gone Rogue Burlesque troupe will cover Burlesque 101, bring you answers, and maybe even share some taboo stories!
Advanced Mahjong Strategy
Panel Room 4
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
This panel is recommended for those that have attended the Basic Mahjong panel, along with those that have played previously. This panel will dive deeper into Japanese Mahjong Strategy with hand arrangement, discard strategy, defensive play and winning tile selection. A few open-hand games will be played so participants can watch how complex hands unfold.
Video Game Writing with Zack Storch
Panel Room 3
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Learn what goes on behind-the-scenes when writing for video games! With "ad-libs"-style fun and interactive brainstorming, Zack Storch shares his experiences of adapting his video game and anime inspired Sci-Fi / Fantasy novel "Za'nar: Impossibility" for content in the MMORPG "Adventure Quest Worlds!"
The Villains of Paul St. Peter
Panel Room 7
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Paul St. Peter talks about the vocal adjustments and character choices he has used to create some very frightening voices! His portrayals of XEMNAS (Kingdom Hearts), and NINE TAIL FOX (Naruto), have chilled many a spine, and the terrifying YAMMY RIYALGO (Bleach) is a study in pure menace. Paul will demonstrate his techniques in a clear, simple manner that will allow the fans to feel they are part of the creative process. Then he will ask for volunteers from the audience to rise and frighten everyone with their own vocal creations. Let’s all have some scary thrills!
Stop, Glamour Time!
Panel Room 4
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Guess what, fellow Lunartics? The Rampion crew has come to Animinneapolis! Join us for another adventure as we answer questions, complete dares, and share what pisses us off the most about Levana as we talk about our adventures!
Junko & Chihiro Sleepover
Panel Room 6
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Junko and Chihiro have invited you to their sleepover! Join them and play some sleepover games!
Greg Ayres - Raw & Uncensored (18+)
Panel Room 2
Friday: 10:00pm - 11:20pm
Join us for a raw” Q&A session with a guest who is never shy of “over sharing”. Come listen to tales of true con horror (that may have actually occurred at this convention) from years past, along with some uncensored re-tellings of many stories that have had to be “softened” for a daytime audience. Please bring your ID, a sense of humor, and questions for this “no-holds barred” panel.
Air Gear (18+)
Video Room
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
The Bad Anime Panel
Panel Room 3
Friday: 10:00pm - 12:00am
Animerica hosts Will Ryan & JT Kamp welcome you and your tales of anime woe to the stage yet again! This year, the top THREE stories will win a free anime, so make sure you don't keep it to yourself!
Cards Against Humanity With Samurai Dan and Jillian (18+)
Panel Room 7
Friday: 10:00pm - 12:00am
Join Samurai Dan and Lady Jillian in a game of adults-only Cards Against Humanity. Try to guess what card they will pick... Will it be funny? Ironic? Overly true? Good luck!
Bungō Stray Dogs Truth or Dare
Panel Room 5
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Ask the Bungō characters all the questions you've got! Or come up with fun or saucy dares while you have the chance!
Disney Party
Panel Room 6
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Be our guest and join some of your favorite characters from Disney's films. There will be trivia, Q&A, games and prizes throughout. We hope that will join us.
Voltron After Dark (18+)
Panel Room 4
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Join the paladins of Voltron for an After Dark Truth or Dare session. Want your favorite ship to kiss? Want Lance to make a fool of himself? (As if he doesn't already do that.) Then stop on by and join the fun~
Mr. Agitator does Erotic Reading (18+)
Panel Room 1
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Mr. Agitator will read passages from 50 shades of grey and other adult material. The panel is intended to be humorous and outrageously fun!
Friday's Anime Dance Party
Main Events
Friday: 11:00pm - 2:50am
Join us for Con Alt Delete's Friday night epic dance party. Join our DJs with epic electronic dance music, epic sound, epic lights.
Kinkshaming: Idiots guide to the Internet
Panel Room 5
Friday: 11:00pm - 12:20am
Are you an average person that almost never goes outside, and is always on the internet? Then join us in an interactive panel that doesn't have to be interactive! In the comedic party we will talk about memes and probably make fun of your favorite anime or fandom! Seriously please come, I'm desperate we can talk about Dan and Phil, Undertale, Supernatural, Twenty Four Aircrafts!

Saturday

M.E.P.P.
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 12:00am - 1:20am
MN Everlasting Pony Party is coming back and with pinkie-pie as your host. There will be food, prizes and the famous "MLP collectible card game".
Yumeria (18+)
Video Room
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Joker Game
Video Room
Saturday: 2:00am - 2:50am
Dance With Devils
Video Room
Saturday: 4:00am - 4:50am
Code Geass
Video Room
Saturday: 6:00am - 6:50am
Gakuen Alice
Video Room
Saturday: 8:00am - 8:50am
Meetups: Evangelion, Trinity Blood, D. Gray Man
Meetups
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00am
Meetups
Homestuck Sprite! Q&A + Games
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:20am
if you remember the Trickster! Panel from MetaCon or even a average Q&A panel from animinneapolis 2016 we are back again! To bring another homestuck cosplay group. This time we are cosplaying the different Sprites from homestuck and will have a Q&A and a few games as well!
Food Wars! Fan Quiz
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
From the maker of the Black Butler Fan Quiz, a new test has come, as it will be more delicious than before. The Food Wars! Fan Quiz will test your knowledge on how much you truly know about the universe of Totsuki Culinary Academy in a Jeopardy-style game, with a special twist different than most. Come play along with your favorite characters from the show. Are you up to the challenge?
Meetups: Black Butler, Haikyuu!!
Meetups
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00am
Meetups
Hanafuda Card and Japanese Dice Games
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Learn the history of Hanafuda (Nintendo made these!) and Dice games from Japan in an interactive manner (For Japanese Snacks!) Games covered will be Koi Koi (Featured in the movie Summer Wars), Oicho Kabu, Chinchirorin (Cee-Lo) and Cho-Han. Audience Participation is encouraged, but gambling elements will be present during this panel. 16+ is strongly encouraged, but this is for entertainment and education only.
Azumanga Daioh
Video Room
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Ask the voice director of Sailor Moon
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come ask the voice director of Sailor Moon! John Stocker directed the English versions of Sailor Moon, including all three English-dubbed Sailor Moon movies.
Ask the Haikyuuties!!
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come for an hour of fun with your favorite volleyball boys. You can attempt to arm wrestle Kageyama or ask Hinata how he stays so optimistic, your only limit is your own imagination!
Soul and Maka host a panel
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:20am
Come join the students of Death Weapon Meister Academy as they take on your questions and dares! With surprises around every corner, are you a Weapon or a Meister? Come and find out!
Miku x Rin
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Miku and Rin have come to answer your questions! Come join them to ask them whatever you want!
Meetups: Sailor Moon, Yuri on Ice
Meetups
Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meetups
BuzzQuiz: HICHEW Mania!
Video Gaming
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Fairy Tail Panel with Tyler Walker, Heather Walker
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
It's not a fairy tale, it's Fairy Tail! The most legendary magic guild with the most powerful members is the Fairy Tail guild, and they do things their own way. Come talk about the show with director Tyler Walker.
Sburb Panel
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Sburb panel will consist of various Homestuck characters. Some of the activities may include: Choose your own adventure, Q&A, and some skit type things.
Kingdom Hearts Shadows
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Quinton Flynn is the most famous member of Organization XIII as AXEL. Come to this panel and chat about Kingdom Hearts and more.
The King and Queen of Gotham
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 11:00am - 12:20pm
Come join your favorite Psychopathic Clown and his Plus 1 in our panel! DC Comic Joker and Harley (Our versions will be from the film 'Suicide Squad'), make an appearance at AniMinneapolis! What could go wrong?
Autism in the Anime Fan Community: An Overview
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Many people with autism spectrum disorders enjoy anime and manga, attend anime conventions, and are part of the Japanese anime fan community. Listen to an anime fan with autism as he discusses the reasons why people with autism enjoy anime, the issues people with autism can face at anime conventions, and how the anime fan community can be more understanding and accepting of people with autism in their community.
Behind the Scenes with English VOCALOIDS
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
VOCALOID has become a staple of Japanese music Culture. However, few are aware that the technology's humble origins lie in the western regions of the world. At this panel you will learn about the beginnings of VOCALOID with the first commercial English banks, and how the future of Vocaloid's success as a musical phenomenon in the United States rests on shoulders Western Producers and fans just like you.
Meetups: Pokemon, Persona
Meetups
Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meetups
Social Dance Lessons - Waltz
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
If you always wanted to learn how to dance that elegant, graceful, and smooth style of ballroom dance called Waltz, then look no more! These lessons may go beyond the few basics you learn at the formal dance lessons. Here we have 2 professional dance instructors ready to teach you all the basics steps and more to get your feet moving to the most popular ballroom dances in the world.
Maria Watches Over Us
Video Room
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Some Idiots Stand in a Panel Room
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
What am I? Garbage? No, I'm Homestuck! What's the difference? Our Homestuck panel is guaranteed to rub some trash off on you, so come join us for games and dumb jokes!
Greggo's Game Shows: Stop the Music!
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Greggo's Game Shows: Stop the Music!
The Way Of The Samurai
Main Events
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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.
Ouran Gay Club
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Join the Ouran Academy Host Club as they try to win over girls with beauty, grace and gayness.
RWBY Fan Panel: RNJR Things
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Trivia, videos, discussions, and games. If you're a RWBY fan, make sure to come by and don't be a stRNJR!
Meetups: Hetalia, Undertale
Meetups
Saturday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meetups
Bad music videos with V Is For Villains.
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
V is for villains dissects point for point, bad music videos. Hilarity ensues.
Press (X) to Reclaim Your Throne: AniMinneapolis Edition
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Regalia broke down at Anime Detour in April. This time? We, uh, we got towed while visiting Minneapolis... There aren't any "No Parking" signs in Lucis! The staff was gracious enough to let us stay here while we wait to pick up the car in the morning. In return, we'll play games with you and do a Q&A!
It Gets Better - Anime Con Edition with Greg Ayres
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 2:20pm
The "It Gets Better" project 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 own fandom. Join Greg Ayres and other attendees, as we share our stories, and talk about ways we can all help and Support each other to find the light at the end of the tunnel. It really does get better.
Super Smash Bros. 4
Video Gaming
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Super Smash Bros. 4
Autographs: Paul St. Peter, Heather Walker, Tyler Walker
Autographs
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Lessons, Demos & Agents: Do I Really Need Them?
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The importance of these concerns and why all three are MUSTS if you’re to move ahead in the show biz world.
Shomin Sample, A discussion panel
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Shomin Sample. Such a great anime. It's a very fun Anime that has a great plot. It makes a good discussion panel. So come on in and discuss why we love/hate the anime.
Meetups: Bleach, Ghibli
Meetups
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meetups
BuzzQuiz: HiCHEW Mania 2!
Video Gaming
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
BuzzQuiz: HiCHEW Mania 2!
YouTube for Dummies
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ThatCreepyReading's Austin tells all about the pits and valleys of hosting a successful YouTube channel and how you can do it too!
Assassination Classroom
Video Room
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Atop the Fourth Wall: Live!
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Join Linkara for a live review of a manga! Will it be a terrible manga? Will it actually be good? Come find out in this hilarious event!
What About The Dancestors?
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
This is a Homestuck fan panel presenting the Dancestors, a very unappreciated and typically unnoticed group of trolls in the story. Our panel will include simple Q & A, as well as a few small games/activities to interact with the audience.
Leijon's Shipping Wall
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join Nepeta, Meulin, and Disciple for some shipping, truth or dare, and Homestuck discussion in general. Those in Homestuck cosplay are welcome and encouraged to join!
No Sword? No Problem! Anime Fan Self Defense
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
This panel is a class effectively teaching self-defense techniques developed centuries earlier by the samurai. No means no, and it's nice to be able to protect yourself. Come learn some easy, simple, but very effective techniques from Samurai Dan's overenthusiastic partner Samurai Jillian.
Are we Gay or European? (Attack On Titan)
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Killing Titans, saving humanity, the family business. . . IF OUR FAMILIES WERE ALIVE! Come hang with the Survey Corps as their most iconic members proceed to answer one of the world's most important questions. . . Are We Gay or European?
2p! Hetalia World Conference
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:20pm
2p! Hetalia World Conference - Greetings, and welcome to the 2p! World Conference. The 2p! Nations have reluctantly agreed to join this gathering and answer your questions and dares. Watch out though, the 2p! Nations are not to be trifled with and are extremely dangerous! Join the meeting if you dare
Meetups: Yu-Gi-Oh, Jojos Bizarre Adventures
Meetups
Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meetups
Social Dance Lessons - Swing Dance
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
If you always wanted to learn how to dance that fun, upbeat, fast-paced, and exciting style of dance called swing, then look no more! Here we have 2 professional dance instructors ready to teach you all the basics steps and more to get your feet moving to one of the most popular dance styles in the world.
Film-making with Chuck Huber
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Afraid to make a movie? Don't be after this panel. Q & A with some demonstration of basic film making.
Voltron: Legendary Partiers
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Keith's birthday is rapidly approaching! Or... At least that's what the team has decided. Join the Paladins for the best surprise party in the galaxy, featuring party games, birthday juiceboxes and... Did someone say Lance-shaped piñata?
Greggo's Game Shows: Face Off
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Five players participate in a visual quiz, answering questions based on faces seen on our giant game board. We eliminate a contestant each round until we get to the two competitors for our Final Face Off for a chance at all the prizes! Do you know your anime faces? This is the game for you!
Voice Maker with Paul St. Peter
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Noted voice actor Paul St. Peter brings a fun, practical, and accessible approach to voice and character creation that can benefit any speaker, from beginner to expert. He will share his experiences in anime and video game production, and call upon brave volunteers from the audience to assist him in showing how the process works. Those interested in attending the following panel (Voice Performer) will return and perform assigned auditions, scenes, narration, and commercials. Come and see how we actors create these fun and sometimes wild voices! Are you brave enough?
Sucky First Dates (Tokyo Ghoul)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Don't let your first date end up like Kaneki's. Come to the Ghouls counseling session, and we'll make sure your first date doesn't go to hell!
Meetups: CLAMP, Ouran High School Host Club
Meetups
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meetups
Meet the Villains
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Led by the mysterious Mr. Agitator, these villains have banded together to fight against a corrupt system and also to play some serious ASS KICKING ROCK MUSIC! V Is For Villains is a new breed of entertainment that mixes the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, and your favorite film score. Come learn about the band and how you can become a Villain yourself.
Injustice 2
Video Gaming
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Injustice 2
Autographs: Greg Ayres, John Stocker
Autographs
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Ouran High School Host Club: Fun & Games
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Meet the members of the host club and feel free to ask them questions, play some interactive games and many other things we've planned out! If you don't feel comfortable with any interactive games, feel free to sit out as well and have some candy. We also have candy that we will be giving out to the audience! Did we mention that we have candy? WE HAVE CANDY.
Interviews with Monster Girls
Video Room
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Q&A with Heather Walker
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
This is both a Q&A panel and a discussion, as Heather Walker will answer your questions and talk with you about Creatures and Characterization. Get your questions answered at this Q&A. Heather Walker loves the freaks, the geeks, and the oddballs. From birds and giant rats, to tortured mystical children, to sexy nurses, she has played a wide variety of roles in her relatively brief time as a voice actress. Whether she is screaming her head off for an entire scene or being innocently naughty, Heather loves extreme characters. Some of her roles include Hiruko from Shangri-La, Aki from Maken-Ki, the misunderstood villain Mary Hughes in Fairy Tail, and most recently the role of Zoe, the revolutionary girl, in the audio play Chimpanzee. She studied creative writing at the University of North Texas and besides voice acting, Heather is a stylist, poet, birdwatcher, and environmentalist, and is currently being certified as a Texas Master Naturalist. So not only does she love voicing animals, she loves protecting them too.
AniMinni Plays Pokémon
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Guide Zack Storch as he plays Pokémon blind in this interactive, audience-controlled take on a real-life version of Twitch Plays Pokémon! Praise Helix!
Samurai Swordsmanship Class
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Not a boffer classs! Real samurai sword moves! This is a a high-energy class, run by professional sword instructors, where real sword techniques and combat moves are taught, supervised, and performed safely. Wooden practice swords provided.
Anime On The Rocks Live Podcast Recording
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 5:00pm - 6:20pm
See the informative and hilarious On The Rocks crew cover a topic, or anime series in our live recording session. Audience participation will be included with trivia, and swag give away. Each On The Rocks panel will cover a separate topic or show, so attend as many as you can!
The Masquerade
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!
Autographs: Quinton Flynn, Aya Ikeda, Chuck Huber
Autographs
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Suicide Squad
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Evil never looked so good. Come join your favorite villains for a good laugh. You're guaranteed to leave with a smile on your face.
Down to Learn Some League of Legends?
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Been playing League for 5 months or 5 years? Whether you're still not level 30, or trying to carry your way out of Plat, there is always something that you can learn or hone to get better at LOL. UMN Ganked by Gophers coach Kenneth "Kethar" Barta hopes to help any noobs, tryhards, feeders, or ragers who play League of Legends pick up something that they may not have known about before or wanted to get feedback on. Join in as we try to crash course through as many topics as we can in a 1-hour time slot that hopefully will help you out on the fields of justice.
Alois Hosts a Black Butler Panel
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 6:30pm - 7:50pm
Afternoon at the Trancy Manor - Welcome to the Trancy manor, where you'll get the chance to ask the staff, guests, and the head of the household questions, dares, and even play a few games with them! Watch out though, they may have some unexpected visitors along the way.
Pay It Forward Player One - Giving Back to Fandom
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
While it’s great to sit back and enjoy being a fan, at some point some it’s more fun to be an active part of creating that environment. Whether starting an anime club at your school, volunteering and staffing conventions, or organizing local meet ups - There are lots of ways that each of us can improve our fan community, while helping and having a blast along the way. Join Greg Ayres and maybe a few surprise guests as we talk about how to make that happen.
Acting Workshop with Chuck Huber
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Grand Prix
Video Gaming
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Grand Prix
Keeping up with the Q Man
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Keeping up with the Q Man! What's Quinton Flynn been working on lately? What makes the man tick? Come to a great panel with the fun and friendly Quinton Flynn.
Shomin Sample
Video Room
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Danganronpa Q&A/Truth or Dare Panel
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 6:30pm - 7:50pm
A Danganronpa Q&A and Truth or Dare panel. Feel free to come and ask questions or just watch.
Hetalia: Through The Mirrors
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
England has been messing with magic again, and this time, he accidentally summoned all the Hetalia universes into one reality! This panel is for all Hetalians of any type; young or old, male or female, sane or... not so much. Come and join us as we answer questions, complete dares, and have fun!
The End: A VOCALOID Opera Analysis
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
"The End" is an original electronic opera written by Keiichiro Shibuya and feauring Japanese VOCALOID Hatsune Miku. On the surface, the opera is a surrealist wonderland filled with vague shapes and confusing imagery. But in this panel, EmpathP will dig deeper into the images and music to find just a few of many possible interpretations of the Opera's message.
Concert: Random aka Mega Ran
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Random, aka MegaRan, personifies with Hip-Hop should be: Spontaneous, fun, and true. Every album, starting with “Mega Ran” in 2007, conveys a different theme, a different vibe, and a different emotion. “Mega Ran” was a collection of sampled 8-bit beats from the hit “Mega Man” video game series, which was quickly discovered by CAPCOM. Instead of shutting down this hit music, CAPCOM offered Mega Ran a special licensing agreement and booked him to perform at Comic-Con and other special events. Since then he’s released albums including “RANDOMONIUM” and “FOREVER FAMICON” and “Black Materia,” and has toured with acts such as mc chris and MC Lars, playing in the US, UK, and Japan. He’s appeared in Playstation: The Official Magazine and Game Informer. Fans can learn more about Ran and download free songs at his website, megaran.com
The Bad Fanfiction Panel
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
"That was one sentence. There are many more." Will Ryan and JT Kamp return once again for the main event of your Convention: The most raucous, offensive, best Bad Fanfiction panel of all time. You can't miss it!
Trials of Weeb (18+)
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Come join us in a series of contests and competitions provided by champions from across the anime multiverse. Compete for a variety of prizes from popular anime and to see who is truly the strongest.
Awesome Glow, LED and Rave Toy Tricks
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Wow! You see all of those crazy spinning lights at raves and wonder what all of those different glowing rave toys are. Your hosts are professional performers with a collection of amazing rave, glow, and LED toys and will show you what they all are and what you can do with them. Perhaps its staff, poi, hoops, or something else, we'll show you some cool things.
Nerdcore Continued ft STD and YTC
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Come to a continuation of Nerdcore music, right after MegaRan plays!
RWBY Vol.4 (discussion)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
attention all Huntsmen & Huntresses! Come one and all to the RWBY panel, to discuss volume 4, either it be questions or comment on the ups and downs of this season.
Akira
Video Room
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Fanfiction 101
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Ever wonder what everyone's talking about when they say fanfiction or do you read fanfiction and end up clicking on stories you don't like because you don't understand the rating system or some of things you see in the summary that but she went to one is basically a way for you to get an introduction into the reading and writing of fanfiction
Concert: V is for Villains
Main Events
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Join us as the Villains take the stage with their high-energy national-touring rock show, emblazoned with colorful costumes and deep emotional backstories. This is one rock show you don't want to miss.
I fought the blight and all I got was this stupid panel.
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Dragon Age Panel. Of course.
DMMD: Yaoi vs Yuri
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Your favorite male DMMD characters meeting their female counterparts. Q&A, truth or dare, join for the game, stay for the ships (crack ships welcome). Who won? You decide.
A SpongeBob Panel. But, Why?
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
It's a SpongeBob SquarePants panel... you knew what you were getting into...
Concert: Aya Ikeda
Main Events
Saturday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm
Beautiful anime theme-song music (anisong) sung by Aya Ikeda! Aya Ikeda is a singer born in Osaka, Japan. She has sung the theme song for the anime Heartcatch Precure! and has also been a member of the female pop group C-ZONE. She is particularly known for her work in the Precure! series, which is hugely popular in Japan and well known in America. She’s sang the theme songs for Heart Catch Pre-cure!, Suite Pre-cure, Smile Pre-cure!, along with some related medleys and music from the show, along with music from Kindaichi Case Files, and Pokémon Ga-Olé. She is always happy to perform for fans!
Nerdcore Origins
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Come hear from Random aka Mega Ran, YTCracker, and Schaffer the Darklord about the origins of their world-class, game-changing, computer-hacking, megaman-rapping, tom-cattin, earth-shattering nerdy music.
Rei and Nagisa's Extravaganza
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Come join your 50% off idiots, as they have a Q&A, play games and try not to kill each other! (Bring question, tell your friends.)
Two Dudes Talking About Naruto (18+)
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
We're just two dudes talking about Naruto and we're talking about how it was what happened in the show and where we might think it went wrong especially according to the original author but yeah just two dudes talking about Naruto, come check it out and discuss the end of one of the most popular animes of the century,it'll be fun...believe it.
How to be a Performer!
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
You keep seeing a whole bunch of performers and you keep wondering what it would be like to become one of them, or maybe you just want to look better on the masquerade stage. Here we will have several performers open up about how they broke into the performing world as well as give you plenty of tips and tricks on how to look good while on stage.
Gone Rogue Burlesque Show (18+)
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 10:30pm - 11:20pm
Gone Rogue Burlesque is a Neo-style Burlesque troupe located in Madison, Wisconsin, incorporating different elements of theatre into their pieces to bring them to life! 'Go Rogue for the Night.'
JS Joust
Video Gaming
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
JS Joust
Keeping up with the Olympians
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Our family's a mess //Who let us run a panel //I need some more wine
Dramatical Murder (18+)
Video Room
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Samurai Dan's Comedy Workshop
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Train for an hour with Samurai Dan, learning the basics of verbal warfare. Subjects include, but are not limited to, the roast, the short story, the one-liner, and the dreadful (edit: **dreaded**) monologue. Also covered, probably the most important thing to practice: How to be funny without being a bully.
How Gay Can This Get?
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Ever wondered what would happen if you mixed Haikyuu!!, FREE!, and Yuri!!! on ICE together? No? Well we did and it's gonna be great! Join us for a crazy fun PJ party, with Q and A and maybe even some Truth or Dare! There'll be some awesome volleyballers, attractive swimmers, and immensely talented ice skaters! This is a panel you won't want to miss!
Black Butler Slumber Party
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
All the members of Black Butler are inviting you to the Phantomhive Mansion to join in our Slumber Party. We have truth or dare, some games, some skits and will answer questions. Come join us in your pajamas!
VOCALOID Psychology 101 (18+)
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
When most people think of VOCALOID music, they picture cute and bubbly pop songs. But, there is another side to the VOCALOID music scene which many fear to tread. At this panel, you will learn about the deep dark secrets of the grittier VOCALOID music scene. And you will be shown why it is so important that the few producers who specialize in composing this unique music continue to broach such taboo subjects.
Saturday Thunderstorm Dance
Main Events
Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am
Join us for Con Alt Delete's Saturday night epic dance party. Join our DJs with epic electronic dance music, epic sound, epic lights.
Keith and Lance Do It LIVE!
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 11:30pm - 1:30am
JOIN EVERYONE'S FAVORITE PALADIN AND KEITH IN A SWEET SLUMBER PARTY WE GOT ROPED INTO HAVING. IN LANCE AND KEITH DO IT LIVE WE GOT GAMES, MOVIES, SNACKS AND EVERYTHING YOU ARE FORCED TO DO TO BOND WITH YOUR RIVAL. DON’T FORGET TO BRING A PILLOW AND BLANKET!!
Sassy Swimmers
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Come join the Iwatobi and Samezuka boys in a Q&A. We will also being doing truth or dare. Have fun in talking about the fandom and ships together.
TCR: Creepypasta LIVE!
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
ThatCreepyReading is in session! Join Special Guest Austin for a round of the most creepy, skin-crawling tales from the darkest depths of the internet.

Sunday

Rule 34 Cinema (18+)
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
AKA that panel ruined my childhood. Let me show you some adult entertainment you can actually watch for the plot!
Love Stage!! (18+)
Video Room
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Gravitation (18+)
Video Room
Sunday: 2:00am - 2:50am
Rozen Maiden
Video Room
Sunday: 4:00am - 4:50am
Heavy Object
Video Room
Sunday: 6:00am - 6:50am
.hack//sign
Video Room
Sunday: 8:00am - 8:50am
Meetups: Naruto
Meetups
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am
Meetups
Hetalia World Conference
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:20am
Hetalia World Conference - Hello and welcome to the annual World Conference. Here you'll meet your favorite nations and have the chance to ask them your deepest and darkest questions. Perhaps you'll even get Germany to allow a few dares and games!
Gijinka 101
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Do ever want cosplay as human ver of a Pokemon,animal crossing or just a non human characters? But didn't know where to start? Well come to this panel, I will help you.
Meetups: Free: Iwatobi Swim Club, Loveless
Meetups
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00am
Meetups
Meet Chuck Huber
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Meet Chuck Huber - voice of Garlic Jr, Android 17, Hiei, Stein, Shou Tucker, and many more.
Umi Monogatari
Video Room
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Homestuck
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come on in to the rainbow carnival! Homestuck q&a, trolls, and the occasional bicker between characters! We don't have many characters but just enough to make it fun!
All-Kill Kpop
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
This is the place for all kstans. We'll play trivia games (with merch prizes!) and talk about what a hectic year it's been in the kpop world~
Saturday Morning Zumba
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Wake up from your Friday night festivities by joining the Zumba Energy Party. You don't need coffee; try our heart thumping blood pumping Latin-based high energy dance. Bring a towel, bottled water and wear proper workout attire.
Quality Panel with Mayu and Len
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Mayu and Len have come to town to answers your questions and maybe sing! Karaoke, dares, and questions are all welcome here.
Local Man Ruins Everything! (Durarara!!)
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
If we're in a gang, and you're in a gang, then who's flying the plane?! Izaya is, and he's flying it straight to hell.
Meetups: One Piece
Meetups
Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meetups
BuzzQuiz: The Final Chew
Video Gaming
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
BuzzQuiz: The Final Chew
Danganronpa Memes and Q&A
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Shitposting come to life. Be amazed and slightly afraid to ask a few selected students from Hope's Peak about almost anything, from Mondo's hair to Kodaka's spear fetish. We'll have candy and we will give it out, it will be amazing.
Convention Marriage!
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Bring back your 2011 memories, come get 'con married!' Find your husbando/waifu! Or just 'marry' your con best friend! Will provide ring pop wedding rings!! *not actually a real marriage*
Greggo's Game Shows: Jeopardy!
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Three contestants compete in the classic answer-with-a-question trivia game for a shot at nice prizes! Think you know your stuff? Come to the tryout and maybe you’ll be chosen to be a contestant! The first 15-30 minutes of the show will be reserved for tryouts, so maybe you could compete!
Free! Extravaganza
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 11:30am - 12:50pm
Basically members of Free! gathering together to discuss things about the show, play some games, and have fun! Bring questions, ideas, T or D!
BTT Panel
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Spain, France, and Prussia are together. How will it turn out, probably not good. Funny, but not good. Then you add a Sealand and it becomes ten times worse. Come check it out!
Ramen! Believe it!!
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Join naruto and his pals at our panel that'll be full of fun and complete randomness. Also a ramen eating contest at the end with audience members against naruto! So stop by if you're a lover of cool ninja's and of course, ramen!
Meetups: Modoka Magica, Love Live!
Meetups
Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meetups
Right in the Childhood
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come and enjoy an hour playing some of your favorite games! In this panel we’ll test your childhood gaming skills and put you up against your friends in a childhood game tournament to see who is the best at challenges such as Rock Paper Scissors, Patty Cake, Simon Says, Musical Chairs, and Red Light - Green Light.
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
Video Gaming
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
Animation History: From the 80’s to the Present
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Animation began its modern day resurgence in the early 80’s, coming a long way from Looney Tunes. Where is it at today and how has it been affected by current trends and thinking?
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Video Room
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
VOCAMERICA CONCERT
Main Events
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The VOCAMERICA Concert Project is a live holographic musical event featuring English and Western vocal synthesizers.
AniMNAPIC Concert 2017
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
J-pop and K-pop performances from local artists - most who have previously performed at other cons including Anime Detour, Anime Fusion, and Metacon! We welcome those who have even the littlest of interest in Asian pop music!
Imagay (death Note)
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Who knew genocide could be gay? We have a blank page, and we'll write your name. . . fabulously.
Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) 2: A Day Away From the Butlers
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come join Ciel Phantomhive and Alois Trancy for a day without the butlers! Both his majesty and the young lord will be open to answer your deepest, darkest questions during the Q and A, and take the hand of a fair maiden or mister during the dating game! The best part is, neither Sebastian nor Claude will be able to do anything about it, leaving you to have a fun time with the boys!
Meetups: Gundam, RWBY
Meetups
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meetups
Thermoplastic Funtime
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Armor, Helmets, and Props...Oh my! Come in and learn about how to tackle the beast that is...THERMOPLASTIC!
Ask Quinton Flynn Anything (Anything Appropriate, That Is)
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Quinton Flynn is a timeless personality and you likely know him for one of many amazing voices, such as Axel from Kingdom Hearts. Come to this Q&A to ask him anything... anything appropriate for a daytime panel, that is.
Autographs: Tyler Walker, Heather Walker, Paul St. Peter, Greg Ayres
Autographs
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hetaoni: The Game
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A scavenger hunt with a twist, this live-action rendition of Hetaoni is a fun way to win some prizes. Come and join us as we play a game based off of death and sorrow, and for those who know what it is, finally gain some closure to the epic story that we all know and love. Play as the countries and find character items in order to gain a key to escape the mansion, all while avoiding being killed by Steve.
History of Sharp Shiny Pointy Things
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Samurai Dan explains and demonstrates the history and development of the primary weapons used on the battlefields of fuedal Japan. See some stunning visual aids (blades from 1400-1800) and take part in a question and answer session.
Meetups: Death Note
Meetups
Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meetups
Let's Talk Comics!
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Marvel or DC, from Golden Age to Rebirth, we're just excited to talk about comics!
Con Swap Meet
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Got old stuff? Want to trade it for other old stuff? Come to the swap meet and do just that.
Evenings with Isabelle
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
"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 formed around the things we love 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.
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Video Gaming
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Autographs: Quinton Flynn, John Stocker
Autographs
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
IDOLJUMP! @ AniMinneapolis
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 2:30pm - 3:20pm
If you enjoy Jpop and Kpop, this is the panel for you!! Join IDOLJUMP! for the debut of their newest additions!!
Cosplay Speed Friending
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
What are the conventions for if not for making friends; come join us add cars play speed friending as your favorite character and come meet people with similar interest. Cosplay is mandatory.
Sound of the Sky
Video Room
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
So You Think You Can Yosakoi?
Main Events
Sunday: 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance Yosakoi? Well, the Kawa Tatsu Yosakoi Dance team is here to show you some cool moves. They will be performing several dances they have learned, and teach the audience a new dance as well! So put on your dancing shoes for this family event that is open to all ages and skill levels.
Meetups: Inuyasha
Meetups
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meetups
So You Wanna be a Writer
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Whether you are breaking into the world of writing, or wanting to expand horizons, things are about to get writ!
Learn and Play Ultimate Werewolf!
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Have you ever heard of the games Town of Salem, Werewolf or Mafia? Well, now you can play it. From the person who brought Animinneapolis the Black Butler Fan Quiz, you will get to learn the basics behind the game of Ultimate Werewolf and get to play a round or two. The games are limited to 30 people, so come learn and play Werewolf.
The Kinda Crystal Gems
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The gems are gone again, and the most unlikely 'gems' are together. Watch as Sadie, Jamie, and Peridot answer your questions and play games with guests.
Voice Performer with Paul St. Peter
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Welcome to graduation day! Mr. St Peter will talk briefly about the previous panel (Voice Maker), and then the attendees who rehearsed their assigned material will be on stage! Audience members will be asked to comment about the voices and performances they hear, and Mr. St. Peter will give notes and offer advice, and have the speakers do re-takes. Let’s all see how creative and inventive our fellow Con friends can be!
Ouran High School Host Club: Commoner Games
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
The Ouran Host Club is where the school's handsomest boys with too much time on their hands entertain young ladies, or boys who also have way too much time on their hands. Come join the host club as we play commoner games, enjoy talking to our lovely guests, and share a nice treat.
Crossplay Goes Both Ways
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Have that favorite character that you're dying to cosplay but there's the one issue of gender? Well we'll show you how its done and done properly. The panel also touches on basic cosplaying tips from costumes to wigs, the differences in behaviors between men and women, and any other questions you have. FTM and MTF friendly, advice for both sides of crossplaying.
That one last guest panel.
Main Events
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The guests who haven't had to return home to their busy lives yet, or maybe they were flying United and their flight got cancelled, will be here answering your last questions and discussing the purpose of meaning. Or perhaps the purpose of pizza. If they stayed up too late last night, maybe the purpose of sleep.
IDol-ONS K-Pop Debut Stage!
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
IDol-ONS first debut with K-Pop at AniMinneapolis! Come enjoy an epic performance featuring the newest hard-working and blossoming idols! Come get hyped up!
Closing Ceremonies
Main Events
Sunday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
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