Hours of Operation
Saturday, June 1st
Convention: 10AM - 12AM
Dealer Room: 12PM-7PM (11AM for VIPs)
Sunday, June 2nd
Convention: 11AM - 6PM
Dealer Room: 12PM to 5PM (11AM for VIPs)
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**Please note that this schedule is tentative and is subject to change**
Name: Propeller Anime
Name: Erin Pyne
Event Name: The Ultimate Harry Potter Panel
Summary: Join experts on Harry Potter including a writer from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and some wizard rock bands. Hear stories from HP conventions, pictures from the set of Harry Potter in England and ask the burning questions you have about the Potter Universe!
Event Name: Intro Into Mecha Anime For Modern Fans
Summary: Do you like high school anime comedies? Of course not! This panel will introduce you to the action-packed world of giant robots and hot-blooded pilots. There will be explosions! There will be melodrama! This isn't about your dad's copy of Robotech!
Name: Mark Ignacio
Event Name: An Introdution to Visual Novels
Summary: The visual novel is a popular Japanese medium of interactive fiction, ranging from animated choose-your-own-adventure narratives to electronic picture books. JRPGs and SRPGs frequently take cues from visual novels to make their own branching narratives. And sometimes -- like with Clannad, Fate/stay night, and Steins;Gate -- they become so influential that they launch entire franchises and anime series! Western visual novels like Katawa Shoujo and Analogue: a Hate Story have recently hit the scene with full force, as well. Come see what visual novels are, what they're about, and how easy it is to start reading.
Name: Yani Sanchez, Rey Sanchez
Event Name: Not All Heroes Live
Summary: We grow to love and hate characters in a series we watch, often times cheering for the victory of the hero or main characters. Most series follow the same plot line, with the hero winning and the villain defeated, but what of those anime where you watch in horror as the person you cheered for dies before your eyes? We'll discuss well known character deaths and not so well know deaths in some anime. Spoiler Alert!
Name: Yani Sanchez, Rey Sanchez
Event Name: A True View of the Otaku in Anime
Summary: In America the term Otaku is used as joyous way of saying "I love anime, and I'm proud!" but, in reality, the term has been skewed from how it is actually seen in Japan. Come discuss the term that causes some to scratch their heads in wonder, and watch clips from anime that discuss this syndrome, such as Welcome to NHK and many others.
Event Name: Magical Girls: Then and Now
Summary: Ever wonder where Magical Girls come from? Or who started this term? Learn about the magical girl culture, how this genre start, and so on. From Sailor Moon to Puella Magi and everything in between. Who knows maybe by the end, you can sign the contact on became a magical girl yourself and keep the world save.
Event Name: Philosophy of Madoka
Summary: Learn more about Puella Magi and the philosophy behind this year's favorite anime series.
Name: Yashira Quintero
Event Name: Welcome to Steampunk 101
Summary: Goggles, leather, and steamship! Oh my! Get your laser guns at the ready, and get your ships set to the sky. Welcome to your crash course in a popular genre. Learn about the culture, watch clips, and even learn about the fashion.
Name: Jonathan Lyness
Event Name: Anime Death-Match
Summary: Come one, come all, and see the toughest anime gentlemen and ladies face off to see who is going to be Knightrokon Champion! This bracket style tourney will pit some of your favorite characters against each other in a fight that will be one of a kind. Are you a strong enough supporter to push your champ over the top? Come and find out who will take the top spot.
Name: Christopher Montero
Event Name: Video Game Easter Eggs
Summary: This panel reviews the quirkiest and weirdest hidden jokes and gems found in video games.
Name: Susan Schwartz, Christopher Montero
Event Name: Giant Origami Workshop
Summary: Come join us in creating giant origami figures out of poster board. Once you make yours, you can carry it around, you can wear it, or you can give it to a friend!
Name: Christopher Montero
Event Name: Awesome AMVs
Summary: These Anime Music Videos were chosen specifically to invigorate the spirit and give you the inspiration to take on any challenge. Come watch with us. We hope these videos inspire you as much as they inspire us.
Name: William Wall / Brian Shayler
Event Name: Anime Name That Tune
Summary: Come out to Orange Anime’s Name That Tune game show. We will be showing video, unlike some other name that tune shows. We have different categories of anime and music, mostly from shows that aired between 2005 and now.
Name: Tiffany Anwarzai
Event Name: J-Pop Dance ☆ Peko Peko Style!
Summary: Let Cafe Peko Peko teach you a thing or two about one of our favorite dances, "HeartCatch☆Paradise," a popular Precure song that is sure to get you moving. Let our maids teach you how to shine on the dance floor. No previous dance experience required!
Name: Robert Cody Sharp
Event Name: Podcasting 101: How to Create a Good Podcast
Summary: Do you want to be a successful podcaster but don't know where to start? Don't know what equipment to use? What to talk about? Why not listen to two podcasters who have been podcasting for over a year and a half and let them tell you how to be a semi-professional podcaster? Come listen to the hosts of the podcast Coin Operated by Brain and Cody as they tell you how to set up a podcast network based on firsthand experience.
Name: Kent Ward, Shawn Wilson
Event Name: The Brutal Kings of MMA Manga!
Summary: Mixed Martial Arts is popular around the world and in Japan, manga has existed for such combat even before there was UFC! We take a look at how the genre came to be and compare the two kings of MMA manga, Baki the Grappler and Tough!
Name: Tony Cubbin
Event Name: Welcome to The World - A .hack// Fan Panel
Summary: Dive headfirst into The World as it exists now and immerse yourself in the entire .hack// Universe! .hack// is a multimedia series that spans an entire generation from books, manga, anime and video games for the aging PS2 console. This panel will help you make sense of it all and maybe set you on the right track for gobbling down everything the .hack// universe has to offer.