May 24 - 26, 2024 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Don't miss the Minneapolis Anime and Gaming Event in November!

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

May 24 - 26, 2024
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Friday

Fullmetal Alchemist
Friday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm • Video Room
Opening Ceremonies Recommended
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm • Main Events
Welcome to Opening Ceremonies, where we introduce you to the fabulous world of this weekend's convention! The wait is finally over, it's party time! Let's get the convention started! Join us as we introduce you to some of the convention's amazing guests, do a little housekeeping with rules and safety, and learn about all the fun events that will be taking place over the weekend!
Dagashi Kashi
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm • Video Room
Jessica Cavanagh, Chris Cason
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Autographs
Greggo's Game Shows: Press Your Luck
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Main Events
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!
Sailor Moon
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Meetups
Canon or Crap - Avatar Trivia Game
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Panel Room 1
Water. Earth. Fire. Space? NOPE. Come play a trivia game based on the world of Avatar: the Last Airbender! From Aang to Zuko, there are so many interesting and amazing facts about these creative stories. However, some of those facts are almost unbelievable, and some of those things that sound like facts actually shouldn't be believed. Learn, show off, and discuss with other fans! It's time to both ask and answer, is it canon, or is it crap?
Directing for Anime w/ Cris George Recommended
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Panel Room 2
Join special guest Cris George as he talks all about the process and stories about directing for anime!
How I Educate Educators About Anime
Friday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm • Panel Room 3
Anime is a common interest among students from all grade levels. Meanwhile, some educators struggle to understand the structure and nature of anime. Listen to an anime fan describe how he educates educators about anime at education-based cons, and as a high school athletic and fine arts volunteer, and helps them understand how anime can improve the quality of life of many school-aged individuals.
Greg Ayres, Cris George, Gareth West, Oscar Seung
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Autographs
Honkai: Star Rail
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Meetups
Q&A With Tom & Dorothy Fahn! Recommended
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Panel Room 1
We’ve had pretty long careers... you may have questions! Come ask us those burning queries about how we started out, roles we’ve played, or anything else within reason!
Drawing/making ocs
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Panel Room 2
Everything oc. Here we will talk about, show off, and make our original characters
Konosuba
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:50pm • Video Room
Steven Universe Sing-Along
Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm • Panel Room 3
Has ‘Other Friends’ been stuck in your head since the movie came out? Same here! Come and sing along with fellow Steven Universe fans! (CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ENTIRE SERIES + SU FUTURE!)
Tom Fahn, Dorothy Fahn, John Stocker, John Swasey
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm • Autographs
Karaoke!
Friday: 5:00pm - 7:50pm • Karaoke
Come sing your heart out in our karaoke room!
Animecon.org's Fabulous Date Auction (15+)
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:20pm • Main Events
Are you looking for a date to the dance? A new friend to attend panels with? Or just looking to help raise money for good causes? A longstanding staple event for our conventions, the Fabulous Date Auction is a fun, interactive event where cosplayers are sold to the highest bidder - auctioned off by our Live Entertainment department! Meet new friends and help raise funds for charity in the process! We're auctioning dates to the formal ball dance that starts shortly after the date auction ends. Rules apply.
Jujutsu Kaisen
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm • Meetups
Oscar Seung, Career Nerd: From Bullied to Funimation/Netflix Actor Recommended
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm • Panel Room 1
How did a loud, overweight, flamboyant, LGBT, Asian-American immigrant go from being bullied in school, to being a voice actor at Crunchyroll and a film actor on Netflix and Hulu? It all came down to three simple words: I. AM. ENOUGH. Come find out what he means and ask Oscar anything at his panel!
Ranting, Raving, and Rolling Thunder with Greg Ayres Recommended
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm • Panel Room 2
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 Haikyuu, Dragon Ball Super, 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.
The Bold and Loyal Japanese Akita Dog Recommended
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm • Panel Room 3
How do you say "bark" in Japanese? Well you might get an answer here. Samurai Dan and his Japanese Akita dogs will teach you all to know about this incredible breed. The Akita is muscular and heavy dogs of ancient Japanese lineage famous for dignity, courage, and loyalty. They are venerated as family protectors and symbols of good health, happiness, and long life.
Legend of Zelda
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm • Meetups
Animation or Commercial voice acting: Do I need to choose? w/ John Stocker Recommended
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm • Panel Room 1
John Stocker, voice director of Sailor Moon, gives you insight into the differences between the commercial voice over world and the animation voice over world, and helps answer the question "What are the differences and do I have to choose?"
“Take your broken heart and make it into art” w/ Jessica Cavanagh Recommended
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm • Panel Room 2
Join special guest Jessica Cavanagh in a panel about working through depression and trauma through creation. (The quote is Carrie Fisher’s. ❤️)
PokeMon TCG Standard Tournament
Friday: 6:00pm - 7:50pm • Tabletop Gaming
Assassination Classroom
Friday: 6:00pm - 8:50pm • Video Room
Hazbin hotel plays Uno
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm • Panel Room 3
Hazbin hotel based. We are just playing uno. Yes you can join, yes there will be prizes
The Fantasy Ball Recommended
Friday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm • Main Events
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.
Persona
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Meetups
Chris Cason's Voice Acting Q&A Jamboree Recommended
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Panel Room 1
From "Fullmetal Alchemist" to "Hetalia", "Dragonball Z" to "Soul Eater", and "Borderlands 2" to "Street Fighter X Tekken"...Chris has voiced over 100 exciting titles. Here's your chance to find out what it was like to record them! Find out what it takes to become a professional voice actor! Find out if he likes pie more than cake! Why am I shouting?!?
Greggo's Game Shows: Password w/ Gareth West and Oscar Seung Recommended
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Panel Room 2
It’s the classic word association game where you and a celebrity guest try to convey secret passwords to each other using only one-word clues! Solving a password gives you a shot at our puzzle, which can be anything at all related to anime, video games or fandom! Solve the puzzles to earn a chance at our end game for big winnings! There is a tryout to get onto the show; check the schedule! The password is FUN!
A Very Spicy K-Pop Random Dance Panel (18+)
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm • Panel Room 3
Do you like random dance panels but just want to spice it up a bit? Then this is the panel for you! Join the Maids of the Forbidden Fandom Dames for some fun and spicy K-Pop dancing!
Whose Line Is It Anyway? D&D Edition!
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm • Panel Room 1
The famous TV series 'Whose Line Is It Anyways?' takes the phrase 'audience participation' literally; with the audience submitting prompts for the actors to improvisationally act out. Of course, there is another game that focuses on improv that involves dice, fantasy gimmicks, and a surplus of immaturity.... D&D! In this panel, the audience will submit D&D related prompts to our actors, who will play through skits from 'Whose Line Is It Anyways?' All you need to attend is common sense, a curiously subpar standard for comedy, and to at least know what D&D is!
Samurai Dan's Am I Doing This Wrong? Recommended
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm • Panel Room 2
Censored and filtered (somewhat) standup comedy from the armed giant, revealing a past full of naivete and poor life choices. Maybe even get into some painful learning experiences and funny stories from the convention world.
RECESS HOUR FUNTIME GAMES
Friday: 8:30pm - 9:20pm • Panel Room 3
Remember all those playground games you played when you were younger? This is that - but indoors, late at night, with teenagers and adults who have nothing better to do. Come join the Live Entertainment Department for some wholesome recess fun!
Hypnosis Show with Gareth West Recommended
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm • Panel Room 1
Come join Gareth as he mesmerizes and hypnotizes for a good cause! This is a fundraiser for The Houston Methodist Transplant Center.
Disney Meets Anime with a hint of Harry Potter (A Twisted Wonderland panel)
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm • Panel Room 2
What is Twisted Wonderland you might ask? Well allow us to explain Disney's latest gatcha game on mobile. We'll introduce you to some of the characters inspired by classic Disney villains like Scar from the Lion King and even Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty and a brief summary of the plot so far. Wouldn't want to give away to many spoilers.
Fullmetal Alchemist
Friday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm • Video Room
Rebel and Cleric Concert Recommended
Friday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm • Main Events
Punk, Rock, and Emo are knocking on your doorstep! These nerds just wanna put on a wild show just for you! From anime openings to niche covers, all the way to originals, these punks have a lot in store for you!
Let’s Strip! A Cosplay Burlesque Workshop (18+)
Friday: 9:30pm - 10:50pm • Panel Room 3
Ever wanted to learn how to dance burlesque? Now’s your chance to learn! No dance experience required, just come ready and willing to explore a new side of yourself and let are Dames teach you the art of tease!
AnimeCon.org's Fabulous Dating Advice (18+)
Friday: 10:00pm - 11:20pm • Panel Room 1
Do you find yourself faltering with the ladies? Do you just not know how to whoo that special person? Our trained experts will show you how it's done! Dante will answer all your dating questions (among other ones)!
ConStories from Hell (18+) Recommended
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm • Panel Room 2
This is a fun look back at all the crazy experiences we have had at cons. While it is facilitated by John Swasey, it is open to all who wish to share. But beware, what is said at the con may not stay at the con. Caution, may contain off-color humor.
Late Night Anime Dance Recommended
Friday: 11:00pm - 1:50am • Main Events
Get your energy out and work up a sweat in this heart-healthy epic dance party! Join AnimeCon.org's resident DJ Greg Ayres and many incredible guest performers as they help you waste the night away with an electric mix of hard-hitting and fun dance music. Experience the bass from the subwoofers as your face melts off thanks to such sick beats. We promise an experience filled with epic music, incredible sounds, and a great light show to boot. No bags allowed in. Strobe lights may be used.
Hazbin Hotel: Smash or Pass (18+)
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm • Panel Room 2
Come join us for a smash or pass of characters from Hazbin Hotel.
A FFD Lap Dance Workshop (18+)
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm • Panel Room 3
Ever wanted to learn an element of striptease? Creat a sexy surprise for a partner? In this workshop learn a lap dance formula from Forbidden Fandom Dames' Veronica Lilac! Find your own special confidence and get in touch with your sensuality. *This class is open to all body types and genders, participation is required*
Naruto
Friday: 11:00pm - 12:50am • Video Room
Pokémon Smash or Pass : You’re probably a furry! (18+)
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am • Panel Room 1
You ever just look at a Pokémon and go, “wow that’s super cute?” I mean seriously, look at Lopunny! We’ll join us to find out just who you’re smashing — and who you’re passing, Pokémon style!

Saturday

Scene It: Hentai Edition (18+)
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am • Panel Room 2
I hope you caught up on your hentai this past year. Once again it's time to show how much you retained from the "culture."
Anime Intro Jeopardy!
Saturday: 9:30am - 10:20am • Panel Room 1
Any and all anime songs ranging from easy to hard! Can you guess the anime they're from!?
Greggo Gameshows: Panel Quiz Attack 25
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:20am • Main Events
Based on the long-running Japanese game show, this trivia game with an Othello/Reversi element pits four contestants against each other in an attempt to answer questions and take over spaces on our giant game board. The player that takes control over the greatest amount of squares wins the game and a shot at a nice bonus prize! Try out is REQUIRED for participation. Please see schedule for more information.
My Hero Academia
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am • Meetups
Mixed Fandom Cosplay tips+Q&A & T or D
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am • Panel Room 2
A multi-fandom panel discussing cosplay tips. Sharing things to do and not to do, as well as a section for Q&A. As well as truth or dare
Inital D
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:50am • Video Room
Anime Analytica: Bridging Theory and Reality
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:20am • Panel Room 1
Do you like over-analyzing your favorite anime? Or do you just have a burning anime question you wish someone else could answer? In the captivating lecture, 'Anime Analytica: Bridging Theory and Reality,' I help scratch that itch by delving deep into the heart of your favorite animes, uncovering hidden connections to real-world principles and scientific phenomena. From the physics of the fast anime characters to the real-world value of Hunter's License, prepare to be amazed as I unravel the mysteries behind some of your favorite anime with compelling evidence and thought-provoking analysis. Whether you're a seasoned anime enthusiast or just finished your first show, I promise to ignite your imagination and broaden your understanding of both anime and the world around you. Don't miss out on this enlightening fusion of intellect and entertainment!
Spy x Family
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am • Meetups
FNAF! What's that?
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am • Panel Room 2
A game from 2014 that is now one of the most popular indie horror games to date? Five Nights at Freddy's (FNAF) has a lot of lore and many many questions that are left unanswered. Join us as we talk about the solved and unsolved mysteries that lie within this franchise!
Samurai Dan Q&A: Everything Samurai Recommended
Saturday: 11:30am - 12:20pm • Panel Room 1
All Things Samurai: Samurai Dan takes the stage, willing to leave no stone unturned. The people managing our zen rock garden are really mad that he keeps turning their stones, please tell him to stop. Ask anything (SFW) and brace yourselves, the answers are coming fast and furious as a sword stroke!
Hazbin Hotel/Helluva Boss
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm • Meetups
Theatre Nerds Unite: The Read-thru w/ Jessica Cavanagh Recommended
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm • Panel Room 2
Join special guest actor Jessica Cavanagh in a live read-through! Jessica has chosen a one-act play and will fill the roles with the first volunteers who sign up!
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:50pm • Video Room
Advice for Aspiring Voice Actors w/ Tom and Dorothy Fahn Recommended
Saturday: 12:30pm - 1:20pm • Panel Room 1
Let’s talk about VO! How we got here, how you can get started – and be ready for some volunteer audience participation on the mic! Volunteers will receive a little thank-you gift!
John Stocker, Cris George, Chris Cason
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Autographs
Baldur's Gate
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Meetups
Greggo's Gameshows: Wheel of Fortune
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Panel Room 2
America’s most popular game show done fandom style! Everything from the television show is here…fun puzzles, a beautiful letter turner, and of course the big wheel itself! Spin the wheel, buy a vowel, solve the puzzle!
The Way Of The Samurai Recommended
Saturday: 1:30pm - 2:20pm • Main Events
Samurai; the ancient, majestic warrior class of Japan's 12th-19th centuries. In this main stage event 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.
Power Word Brainstorming: A DM Advice Panel
Saturday: 1:30pm - 2:20pm • Panel Room 1
Do you ever feel bad for forcing your players to hear your awful descriptions? Do you ever find yourself liking *one* trope a little *too* much? Do your players ever ask if they can be the DM next time, and you want to maintain your throne? Or, are you just wanting a start at DMing, or perhaps just need a second opinion? Join us with our D&D advice panel, where we will be helping DMs of all experience levels to better their campaigns! Whether it be a plothole you just can't seem to fill, general advice and tips, or for a player to witness a bunch of DMs trying to figure something out, we will be trying our best to make an all inclusive D&D workshop!
Dorothy Fahn, Tom Fahn, Greg Ayres
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm • Autographs
Genshin Impact
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm • Meetups
Anime: Behind the Scenes with Chris Cason Recommended
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm • Panel Room 2
Ever wondered how your favorite dubs are actually made? Join Chris Cason as he peels back the curtain and discusses what it's like to take an animated property from the written word to the images on your screen. With audience participation, professional advice, and hilarious "tales from the booth"--it's anime from the inside out!
PokeMon TCG Standard Tournament
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm • Tabletop Gaming
AMA (Ask me anything!) w/ Cris George Recommended
Saturday: 2:30pm - 3:20pm • Panel Room 1
Special guest Cris George is hear to answer all your questions!
Gareth West, Jessica Cavanagh, Oscar Seung
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Autographs
Demon Slayer
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Meetups
Sailor Moon from the voice director’s perspective. Ask about the stuff you can’t find on Google. Recommended
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Panel Room 2
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.
Code Geass
Saturday: 3:00pm - 5:50pm • Video Room
It Gets Better - Anime Con Edition with Greg Ayres Recommended
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm • Panel Room 1
The "It Gets Better" project was created 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 fandom. Join us as we share our stories, and talk about ways we can all help and Support each other and find the light at the end of the tunnel. It really does get better.
Disney Sing-Along
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm • Panel Room 3
Know the entire Mulan soundtrack by heart? Me too! Come and sing along to all your favorite Disney hits! (That person we don't talk about now included.)
Karaoke!
Saturday: 4:00pm - 8:50pm • Karaoke
Come sing your heart out in our karaoke room!
One Piece, Frieran
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Meetups
Cosplay Wigs 101
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Panel Room 2
Want to take your cosplay wigs to the next level? We get it! Cosplay wigs are super scary to work with — one wrong snip and it’s all over. Please join us, as we walk you through the how tos of cosplay wigs, through personal videos and a live demonstration! Win prizes for our pop quiz at the end!
The Grand Cosplay Contest Recommended
Saturday: 5:00pm - 6:50pm • Main Events
The Grand Cosplay Contest is our mainstage costume and cosplay competition, featuring some of the most spectacular costumes around. Have an amazing cosplay? Think it's worthy of a prize or medal? Come and show it off in our mainstage costume and cosplay competition! Contestants are judged on workmanship and performance (complete rules can be found online or at the cosplay table) as they battle for the chance to qualify for the Cosplay World Crown and a free trip to Japan! Come watch some of the coolest cosplays and performances of the weekend grace the mainstage! Advanced registration is required if you want to compete.
Meet a Kaigai idol
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm • Panel Room 1
What is are Kaigai idols? Ever wanted to meet a local kaigai idol and wanted to see what their world is like? Or need tips if you are interested in becoming a kaigai idol one day? Local kaigai Tower Of God Alt idol, Bruna Neptune, is here to answer your questions and show you what it's like to be what is known as a kaigai idol.
Dating Advice from Yuri On Ice Voice Actor, Oscar Seung! Recommended
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm • Panel Room 2
Who's ready for real talk? Relationships, dating, and marriage, OH MY. Let's de-mystify relationships together!
Five Night's at Freddy's
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm • Meetups
John Swasey Q&A Recommended
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm • Panel Room 1
Join special guest John Swasey in answering all your quesions!
Dawn of the Fictional Vampire
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm • Panel Room 2
How did vampires make their way from folklore into fiction? We used to think it was in a leap, but new evidence suggests the trail of blood was more methodical. Featuring original research, this presentation invites you in to the bat house to study the 300 year old mystery.
PokeMon TCG Standard Tournament
Saturday: 6:00pm - 7:50pm • Tabletop Gaming
Naruto
Saturday: 6:00pm - 7:50pm • Video Room
Danganronpa
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Meetups
Conquer the Unknown: A D&D Introduction for Beginners
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Panel Room 1
Embark on an unforgettable journey into the realms of tabletop role-playing games at our captivating AniMinneapolis con panel event! Designed specifically for those eager to learn and play Dungeons and Dragons (DnD) or other TTRPGs, this introductory experience is a haven for both the inexperienced and the uncertain. Led by a seasoned professional Dungeon Master boasting over 1500 hours of immersive storytelling, our creator, writer, artist, and entertainer extraordinaire, this unique event promises to educate, inform, and inspire all who yearn to delve into the magical world of DnD. Unlock your inner adventurer, conquer your fears, and prepare to unleash your imagination like never before in this enchanting exploration of collaborative storytelling and epic adventures!
Anime villain appreciation
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Panel Room 2
Do you like or love any anime villains come join us to show our appreciation to our villains
Disney Villain Sing-Along
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm • Panel Room 3
You asked for it, so here it is! An entire hour of Disney villain songs! Come and sing along to all your favorite evil hits!
K.K. Slider Concert! Recommended
Saturday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm • Main Events
Introducing every animal village's favorite guitar playing dog: K.K. Slider! He's coming to town to perform right here at your favorite anime convention! Catch him playing his best hits (K.K. Bubblegum, K.K. Cruisin, and K.K. Metal) and covering songs from your favorite shows such as: Naruto, Angry Video Game Nerd, Spongebob, and more! We encourage the crowd to sing along with K.K.! This panel cast involves the local Chicago band "Rebel And Cleric" who will also be playing their own originals as a live mixtape!
Vocaloid, Project Sekai
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm • Meetups
Akira Toriyama's Manga Life
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm • Panel Room 1
Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama passed away earlier this year, leaving behind an incomparable impact on pop culture. But, while undoubtedly every anime fan knows of Dragon Ball, few may know or have read the manga master's other masterworks. In remembrance of Toriyama-sensei, we'll explore his history as a mangaka and his various published works, and in the process discover just how much his manga can tell us about the man himself and his journey as an artist and in his personal life. Come join us on a mystical adventure exploring the wonderful world of Akira Toriyama's manga!
Let's Play! with Gareth West Recommended
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm • Panel Room 2
Join one of the newest voices in the anime world while he plays Nonorelia, an exciting new visual novel and puzzle game!
Samurai 7
Saturday: 8:00pm - 9:50pm • Video Room
Karaoke with Guests!
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm • Karaoke
Come sing your heart out in our karaoke room! Special convention guests may stop by to join in the fun!
DIY Anime: Embracing the Creative Process
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm • Panel Room 1
Inspired by your favorite anime or stories and want to create your own? This panel will teach you that no matter your current skill or trade you too can bring your vision to life. Much like life the process can be overwhelming in both success and setbacks, but don't be discouraged. The crash course you need to start your dream. and how to keep it alive when things go awry!
Extreme Personal Questions Roulette (18+)
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm • Panel Room 2
You wanna really know about your homies at the con? We got you come stop by and play extreme personal questions roulette.
Forbidden Fandom Dames: A Nerdlesque Adventure (18+) Recommended
Saturday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm • Main Events
Forbidden Fandom Dames invites you on a teasingly sexy Nerdlesque journey through Anime and Pop Culture.
Cards Against Humanity With Samurai Dan and Jillian (18+) Recommended
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm • Panel Room 1
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!
The Laws of Ecchi (18+)
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm • Panel Room 2
Ecchi: the holy scripture for degenerates worldwide. I'm sure if you've watched ecchi anime, you have found yourself pondering; what is the appeal of this? Does my mother still love me? Is that position really probable? Well, we're here to answer none of those questions! Instead, we will take a look at the fundamentals of ecchi, whether it be trends across the genre, famous scenes within the community, or other 'data' to 'analyze,' deciding to devise the "Laws of Ecchi!"
Kimba the White Lion
Saturday: 10:00pm - 11:50pm • Video Room
Saturday Thunderstorm Dance Recommended
Saturday: 11:00pm - 1:50am • Main Events
Join us for an incredible and fun Saturday night dance party as our DJs pump up the dance floor with epic electronic beats! AnimeCon.org's regular DJ Greg Ayres and a host of other talented entertainers will pack the house and bring down the roof with some great music to dance to. No bags allowed in. Strobe lights may be used.
Everything omega verse (18+)
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm • Panel Room 2
Do you enjoy reading omega verse manga/ comics? Come join us to talk about our favorite Stuff about the omega verse!

Sunday

Genshin Impact: Smash or Pass (18+)
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am • Panel Room 2
Basically a slide show of Genshin Impact's playable character and asking the question of if you would Smash or Pass
Furrys and fursuiters Q&A
Sunday: 9:30am - 10:20am • Panel Room 1
Wanna know more about the furry fandom or have any questions you need answered about fursuiting? Then come join us for a fluffy fun Q&A
Marvel, DC
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am • Meetups
Let's Talk About Hobo Con and Hobo Culture
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am • Panel Room 2
Hobo Con, aka the National Hobo Convention, is an annual convention held during the second weekend in August in the town of Britt, Iowa, by the Tourist Union No. 63 (the national union of hoboes), and the Britt Hobo Days Association. This convention promotes and preserves the history of hobo culture, serves as a gathering place for hoboes, and hosts the annual election of Hobo royalty. Other regional Hobo Cons are also held as well throughout the United States. Meet a longtime attendee and staff member of Hobo Con as they talk about the annual celebration known as Hobo Con and related hobo culture, alongside video recordings of stories about Hobo Con from various hoboes.
Tenchi in Tokyo
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:50am • Video Room
FFF: Fantastic Fanfics!!!
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:20am • Panel Room 1
Do you ever read a fanfiction so good that you think, "man, this is better than some of the books I've read!" Have you ever wondered why that is? Then you've come to the right place! In this panel, we'll be discussing what makes a fanfiction good: from tropes, to innocuous flavor text, to vocabulary and so much more! We plan to discuss every part of it!
Get Your Hands Off Me! Self Defense w/ Samurai Dan Recommended
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am • Main Events
Join Samurai Dan and Jillian as they teach you all about the art of self defense!
Pokemon, Disney
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am • Meetups
The Entire History of Avatar, I Guess
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am • Panel Room 2
Jump into a history of Avatar the last Airbender, from the beginnings to current day with a focus on world building and characters. Warning: spoilers ahead. After the recap the floor is open to anyone who wants to talk about Avatar.
Disney Princess Sing-Along
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am • Panel Room 3
From Snow White to Moana, we’ve got all the Disney Princess songs you could ever hope for! Come and sing along! Now with absolutely NO princes!
FREE MOM HUGS! w/ Jessica Cavanagh Recommended
Sunday: 11:30am - 12:20pm • Panel Room 1
Join special guest Jessica Cavanagh in a panel all about her “mom” anime characters! (My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, High School DXD, Fruits Basket, One Piece)
Dorothy Fahn, Tom Fahn, Chris Cason, John Swasey, Oscar Seung
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm • Autographs
Lolita, J-Fashion
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm • Meetups
Lessons, Demos & Agents: Do I Really Need Them? w? John Stocker Recommended
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm • Panel Room 2
The importance of these concerns and why all three are MUSTS if you’re to move ahead in the show biz world.
An Anime and EDM Recorder Concert
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm • Panel Room 3
Watch a professional recorder player as he performs anime themes, EDM melodies, and popular fan music, all on his recorder. A Q+A session will follow after the performance, where he will discuss how he adapts music onto the recorder for performance.
Ace Attorney
Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm • Video Room
Crossroads: A live D&D Adventure
Sunday: 12:30pm - 1:50pm • Main Events
Follow along with our colorful cast of characters as they journey through all your favorite anime, comics, games, and more. You may even get a chance to help! Who knows? Your roll could change everything!
Jessica Cavanagh, John Stocker, Cris George
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Autographs
Fursuit
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Meetups
Jumping Into Shonen Jump in 2024!
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Panel Room 1
For the past few years, the entire lineup of Weekly Shonen Jump, the world's most popular manga magazine, has been officially simulpubbed in english through Viz Media's Shonen Jump app and on Manga Plus. There are over 20 series concurrently published in the magazine at any given time, and over 30 different titles cycle in and out of the magazine over the course of the year. You may know the most popular titles - One Piece, My Hero Academia, Jujutsu Kaisen, etc. - but what else is worth reading, and what new titles should you be on the lookout for? Should you continue with the manga if you liked the anime?? Does Kagurabachi live up to the hype??? Well, having read EVERY single Shonen Jump series published last year and into this year, this panel will give you answers to all these questions and more as we present an overview of the entire Shonen Jump roster, highlighting which titles will make you jump for joy and which others will make you rather jump off a cliff!
LGBT Equality in Anime and Games Recommended
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm • Panel Room 2
Funimation voice actor, Oscar Seung (Yuri on Ice!, One Piece, High Speed! Free! Starting Days, Fairy Tail), leads a discussion and Q&A session on how LGBT representation in all forms of media and “nerd culture” is changing for the better. Oscar will discuss his early years of being bullied, and how he overcame to become a full-time actor and content creator. All are welcome to attend!
Greggo's Gameshows: Three on a Match!
Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:20pm • Main Events
In this game show from yesteryear, three contestants answer true or false questions to earn money on our giant matching board! If you can make a match, you win! The trivia questions are all 50/50, so anyone can have a chance to play!
Voice Acting with Gareth West Recommended
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm • Panel Room 1
Join one of the newest voices in the anime world while he talks about his experiences in the booth! Known for such Anime roles as; Ittetsu Takeda in Haikyu, Seiya Takehaya in Tsurune, Kanichi Konishi in Food Wars, Haruka Shinozaki in My Girlfriend Is Shobitch, Gareth enjoys basically anything nerdy under the sun. So whatever it is you are into, chances are you can come up and geek out!
Evenings with Isabelle Recommended
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm • Panel Room 2
"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 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.
Con Swap Meet
Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm • Panel Room 3
Got old stuff? Want to trade it for other old stuff? Come to the swap meet and do just that.
Greg Ayres, Gareth West
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Autographs
Name that opening
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Panel Room 1
Alright you otaku's. Can you name the series based on the OST. Let's put those ears to the test and see how much you know in this game.
Miraculous QnA
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm • Panel Room 2
Come have a chat with Ladybug and Cat Noir as we play a little bit of truth or dare. Ask us any of your die hard questions about how we save Paris or if you want to dare us to do something instead that's fine too.
Closing Ceremonies Recommended
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm • Main Events
You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. It's that time when we say goodbye to the guests, artists, and new friends we've made over a fun filled convention weekend. Don't worry, there's always next year, but if you can't wait that long check out some of our other great conventions at www.animecon.org!
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