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Friday, July 1

12:45pm PDT

Late Comedy Showdown Workshop
Do you think you're funny? Or do you just want a laugh? Either way you're bound to have fun at the Late Comedy Show: Tryouts! Come on in to contend for a spot in the Finals or simply relax with friends.

Friday July 1, 2016 12:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
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4:45pm PDT

Cosplay & Convention Careers w/ Aicosu
Are you considering a job related to Cosplay and Conventions? Come and talk to cosplayers in diverse fields (wardrobe assistant, social media, voice acting) to talk about how to break into the work force with your special skills, what the industry is like, how to make a resume and why your skills are valuable!

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Aicosu, the couple cosplay team of Sheila & Sylar, have been cosplaying collectively for eight years. With over 100 cosplays made and 50 conventions attended, they focus on bringing more than just cosplays to the community. They are well known for answering any and all questions to... Read More →

Friday July 1, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm PDT
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6:00pm PDT

Dance with The Survey Corps Dance Crew
The Survey Corps Dance Crew is dedicated to bringing anime and comics to life through dance, and now you can join in too! Learn to dance with our Sasha and Hanij, and have a meet and greet with the members of the Corps as well.

Friday July 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
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8:15pm PDT

9:30pm PDT

Gundam Model Building for Adults (18+)
Gunpla model building for the adults in all of us, presented using mature adult language. Very not kid friendly. But VERY adult friendly. This is a entertaining panel on the how to improve your gunpla skills while not putting you to sleep. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll want to shower afterwards. And you will make life long friends with people you meet at this panel!

Friday July 1, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm PDT
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Saturday, July 2

10:00am PDT

Safety in Cosplay w/ Steff Von Schweetz
While cosplay should be fun, it's important not only to be aware of your surroundings, but conscious of your own health as well. Come join our panel of cosplayers and photographers as we talk about strategies to keep yourself safe in costume at conventions and photoshoots.

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Steff Von Schweetz

Steff Von Schweetz has been cosplaying since 2003 with nearly 200 costumes under her belt. She prides herself on being completely self taught in all aspects of the hobby and believes that anyone can cosplay, regardless of skill. Steff has won a handful of awards across the West Coast... Read More →

Saturday July 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
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11:15am PDT

How To Use Pro Manga Tools
Japanese-American artists, Alisa and Chihiro from Copic Markers/Imagination International Inc. and creators of the series iiiAcademy How-to Manga will teach how manga pages are created with I-C Japanese manga drawing tools. Knowing how to use the same tools the pros in Japan work with will help your manga pages come alive.

Saturday July 2, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm PDT
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5:30pm PDT

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 PDT
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7:45pm PDT

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 PDT
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9:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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11:00pm PDT

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 PDT
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Sunday, July 3

10:00am PDT

Architecturally Engineered Bodice: A Guide to Building a Supportive, Comfortable Gown
Bridal and evening gowns employ period dressmaking techniques and materials to construct sturdy and nonrestrictive infrastructures. Through this panel, J.Hart will illuminate the construction of a modern strapless bustier through hundreds of illustrations and photos which leaves an undeniable influence on the shape of the finished garment. Basic sewing knowledge is recommended for this panel.

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Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten... Read More →

Sunday July 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am PDT
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11:45am PDT

Namaste Anime
This yoga workshop is an introduction to yoga as a holistic means of health and wellness by connecting the mind, body, and spirit. This workshop is catered to ALL LEVELS and will be covering the basic fundamentals such as breathing techniques and yoga postures. Everyone is welcome and no prior yoga experience is needed. Yoga in cosplay will be fun but not required for this class. :)

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm PDT
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2:00pm PDT

Anime Expo Photo Scavenger Hunt
Grab your team and arm yourselves with cameras. When we say go, take the list of items we have provided you and get as many snapshots of the items as you possibly can! The team that’s back first with the highest amount of photos wins!

Sunday July 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
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3:30pm PDT

Anime Jungle Presents: Voice Actor Tetsuya Kakihara Talk Show
Come see Tetsuya Kakihara, the voice talent behind Natsu from Fairy Tail, Simon from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and many others!

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Tetsuya Kakihara

Born in Germany, Tetsuya Kakihara grew up being fascinated by Japan and its subculture. In 2001, he set off to Tokyo to enroll at a famous school for voice acting and artists. While attending voice acting courses, he improved his Japanese by taking Japanese language classes and working... Read More →

Sunday July 3, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
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4:45pm PDT

Learn to Play Japanese Mahjong
Seen the Saki and Akagi anime? Ever wanted to learn Japanese Mahjong? Now here's your chance! After this panel you will be able to jump right in and start playing. The Pacific Mahjong League will provide a flyer with free online places to play and free guides. Also, after the presentation we will have a short meet and greet for all players, beginning and advanced to meet up and exchange info to play live tile games within their own locale.

Sunday July 3, 2016 4:45pm - 6:30pm PDT
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6:45pm PDT

Gundam Model Building for Everyone
Gundam model building panel that is presented in an entertaining fashion for all ages. If you are interested in improving your gunpla building skills, you need to attend this panel. If you want to meet fellow gunpla enthusiast, you need to attend this panel. If you have no idea what gunpla is, but like playing with sharp pointy objects, you need to attend this panel!

Sunday July 3, 2016 6:45pm - 8:45pm PDT
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9:00pm PDT

Cosplay Wrestling Federation (18+)
The purpose of the Cosplay Wrestling Federation (CWF) is to combine the high energy drama of professional wrestling show with the fun of cosplay! Staged as a pro-wrestling event, cosplayers that are selected to come on stage and give speeches to either garner the support or hatred of the crowd. Contestants are eliminated one by one, with a champion is crowned and awarded with a custom CWF belt!

Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00pm - 10:45pm PDT
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11:00pm PDT

Tough Crowd (18+)
Tough Crowd covers everything in the hobbyist world, with a special emphasis on controversies, both real, and imagined. Come join convention comic regulars argue about things nobody should really care about.

Sunday July 3, 2016 11:00pm - Monday July 4, 2016 12:00am PDT
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Monday, July 4

10:15am PDT

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 PDT
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12:00pm PDT

Cospix Presents Photoshop for Cosplay Photos
Did you take super awesome pics during Anime Expo? Want to know how to make them even MORE awesome with Adobe's Lightroom and Photoshop tools? Well, you're in luck! Vince, the founder of Cospix is here to save the day with his decade of experience in convention and cosplay photography and editing skills!

Monday July 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
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2:30pm PDT

How To Draw Manga And Portfolio Review
Monday July 4, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
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