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Fan Panel [clear filter]
Friday, July 1
 

1:15pm

JoJo's Bizarre Fan Panel With Kira Buckland
A fan panel celebrating Hirohiko Araki's masterwork JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Welcome to fans or people who are just interesting in the series. Events include a trivia game with special prizes, a posing contest, and open discussion of the series by fans for fans! Featuring prolific voice actress and rabid JoJo fan Kira Buckland.

Friday July 1, 2016 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

9:00pm

Yaoi 101 (18+)
Do you know what yaoi is? What about bara? What’s the difference between those terms and other terms like shounen-ai, M/M, and slash? Who’s allowed to read yaoi? Where can you get your hands on some of your very own? Find out the answers to all these questions and more in our Yaoi 101 panel! Older teens and up only, please.

Friday July 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live Programming 4 411

10:15pm

YaoiCon & BishounenCon (18+)
Are you ready for YaoiCon? We are! Learn about this one-of-a-kind yaoi-focused convention in the San Francisco Bay Area each Autumn, including hotel badge pricing, hotel information, our Guest of Honor Hinako Takanaga, and more! We’re also excited to introduced BishounenCon, YaoiCon’s sister convention located on the East Coast.

Friday July 1, 2016 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Live Programming 4 411
 
Saturday, July 2
 

1:30pm

Vampire Hunter D: The Series
Concept art preview, series development updates and Q&A. Panel attendees will also be given some exclusive content access.

Saturday July 2, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

5:30pm

Anime Expo's Cosplay Chess!!
Now Cosplay Chess is a game in which the cosplayers are used as the pieces for an EPIC chess match controlled by their MIGHTY KINGS!! The game itself is played out just like a normal chess match but the twist is that the Pieces WILL BE YOU! Always wanted to be a pawn, this is your moment pawn-san. Come and watch as we celebrate our 11th year at Anime Expo!!!

Saturday July 2, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

7:45pm

Otaku Parliamentary Debate Signups
Are you passionate about your fandom? Have a bone to pick about which GUNDAM series is the best? How about who's the strongest magical girl? Then come and defend your claims! Come and signup while spots are available.

Saturday July 2, 2016 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

9:00pm

Comics and Comics - Anime Edition (18+)
Since 2008, Comics and Comics has been traveling the country delivering the geekiest stand-up comedy show in the multiverse. Featuring Tom Franck, Tim Powers, Ed Greer and Ron Swallow, you will not find comedians who have traveled further down the rabbit hole of fandom. From "Attack on Titan" to "Kill La Kill," From "Totoro" to "Gatchaman" from "Akira" to "Dragon Ball Z," rest assured all your anime bases will be covered!

Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00pm - 10:45pm
Workshop 2 406 AB

11:00pm

Cosplay Deviants Q&A (18+)
Join the models and staff of Cosplay Deviants for an open question and answer session and learn about how we Undress the Art of Playing Dress Up.

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:00pm - Sunday July 3, 2016 12:00am
Workshop 2 406 AB
 
Sunday, July 3
 

1:30pm

Fitness 101 for Cosplayers and Congoers
Join us on this as we have a discussion including experts in both nutritional biology and sports biomechanics into training methods, do's and don'ts, and how to work out effectively for your cosplay and life goals!

Sunday July 3, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Workshop 1 404 AB

2:45pm

How to Draw Manga-Style Characters
What are the essential elements of manga style drawing? Japanese-American artists, Alisa & Chihiro, from Copic Markers/Imagination International and creators of the manga series iiiAcademy will take you step by step through the basics of how to create your own manga characters. The professional tips from Alisa & Chihiro will help the characters you see in your mind characters come to life.

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:45pm - 4:15pm
Workshop 1 404 AB
 
Monday, July 4
 

10:15am

Banzai Arcarde: Trivia RPG
What video game is synonymous with “Demon Shall Weep?” Did you think “Devil May Cry?” Good! What about for anime: “Spirit Devourer?” Did you answer “Soul Eater?” No? Then prepare to die. Welcome to Banzai Arcade: Trivia RPG. Answer trivia questions to attack and defend against enemies in this parody-filled hype as as hell RPG ran by the audience. Anyone can participate!

Monday July 4, 2016 10:15am - 11:45am
Workshop 2 406 AB

2:00pm

Start Your Own Anime Club!
Are you in middle or high school? Wish your school had it's own manga or anime club? We have the solution! Come to our panel to learn how to convince your teachers that you can run your own Manga/Anime club! We'll give a FREE kit to your school (these mail in the fall directly to your school) including ideas for cultural lessons (language, cooking, origami & more), how-to-draw books & supplies, posters to advertise your meeting times, swag, and lists of appropriate Anime to watch and Manga to read. You'll have the best-organized club in the whole school! Sponsored by Copic Markers / Imagination International Inc.

Monday July 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live Programming 3 408 AB