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Friday

Armor and Shields: How to Not Die
Panel Room 11
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Have you ever wanted to learn more about real armor? Chainmail, scalemail, lamellar, laminar, and plate? What about skjoldrs, scutums, targes, heater shields, and kite shields? Arabian Knight Armory has got you covered!
Align that character!
Panel Room 12
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Share your favorite pre-established character. Now we duel to determine which of the nine DND alignments that character belongs to! Debating is strictly encouraged.
Butlers Galore (Black Butler Panel)
Panel Room 13
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come join the Phantomhive and Trancy households in a tea party where there will be games questions and dares. Such games will be freeze improvisation and never have I ever. There will also be a questionnaire regarding the panelists.
Disney Trivia!
Panel Room 2
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come test your knowledge of all things Disney by joining Belle in playing the interactive game of Kahoot! All participants will need a phone to play and there is no limit of players! Think you’ve got what it takes to call yourself a Disney champion? Prizes awarded for each round!
Love Live! Dance Show
Panel Room 3
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Some of the members of Muse! have some performances coming up and they need to practice for the show! Join them as they work together to perform classic songs like Susume Tomorrow and Cutie Panther!
Voltron games
Panel Room 6
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come check group of lances and prepare for trouble and make it double With our people Pidge’s. Join us for games like kahoot, truth or dare and many others.
Bungou Stray Dogs Fun!
Panel Room 7
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come join the Stray Dogs as we talk to you about the show. We will answer your questions, that is as long as its not classified! Hope to see you there!
Hacking To The Gate: A Sciadv Panel
Panel Room 9
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Whose Eyes Are Those Eyes? Delusions, time travel, robots and swords. Welcome to the world of Science Adventure a multi-media series containing Steins;Gate, Chaos;Head and Robotics;Notes. This panel will explain it's visual novel roots and connections to each title.
Dragon Ball Super
Video Room 1
Friday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Special And Snowflake: An Original Character Panel
Panel Room 1
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
We get it, writing characters is hard. So come to this panel and ask us your questions! Our panel of speakers with many years of writing and role-play experience and published original character art and writing between them will answer questions in-depth to teach you how to make better characters.
Heroes of Olympus
Panel Room 10
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come join Percy and his friends for an adventurous games as we do a Q&A where you’ll be able to ask your favorite characters from the book ( we do not speak of the movie) questions and we’ll be doing a truth or dare followed up by more amazing games
The Big Crimes: Everyday ways for you to Violate the Geneva Convention
Panel Room 11
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
In this Panel we will discuss crimes that you can commit, but will not be arrested for. This will include anything from dumb state laws to the Geneva Convention. No cops allowed.
Born to Make Kiss-tory
Panel Room 12
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A porkcutlet bowl, a Russian, and an angry cat walk into a panel room. What happens next is up to you! Join Yuri Katsuki, Viktor Nikiforov, Yuri Plisetsky, and other loved ice skaters for a spicy time of Q&A, truth or dare, and Mad-libs!
Attack on Recon Corps
Panel Room 13
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come join the survey corps in this awesome panel we will have games such as freeze truth or dare and even bingo. There will be candy and prizes for the winners and a questionnaire.
The Big Three! Coming to theaters near you!
Panel Room 2
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
3rd years; Mirio Togata, Nejire Hado, & Tamaki Amajiki They always seem like serious UA students, ready to jump into battle. But behind the sidelines? They’re a mess.
LINKARA & THE GEEK TALK COMICS Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Linkara, host of ATOP THE FOURTH WALL, and The Last Angry Geek, host of COMIC BOOK ISSUES, invite you to this panel on the current state of American comic books. Why is it still the NEW 52, four years later. Is SECRET WARS the end of Marvel or the beginning? Join them for an insightful Q&A.
NicoRinPana Idol Festival!
Panel Room 4
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ask the Number One Idol, your Favorite Catgirl, and the Local Rice Goddess anything! Ranging from why our subunit loves heavy metal, to our favorite pizza topping, with a mini live at the end!
My Hero UNO
Panel Room 5
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
"MIDORIYA! IT'S TIME TO PLAY UNO!!!" Welcome to My Hero Academia! At this panel we'll be playing Uno and making sure Bakugou doesn't.... destroy anything. This will be a team UNO game so pick your favorite hero and help them win!!
Paranormal Tech: Starting Out
Panel Room 6
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Starting out in the paranormal can be difficult. There are countless articles and videos explaining the techniques of how to conduct a paranormal investigation, there are even panels at this convention explaining the same thing. One thing that doesn’t get brought up is what equipment to start out with, how much it will cost, and where to get it from. This panel will go over the entry level equipment to get started in the paranormal, how much you can expect them to cost, and where to purchase them.
Making Original Characters and Universes
Panel Room 7
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ever wanted to know how to make your own original characters? Well this panel will give you the basic building blocks and show you how to make your own awesome original characters.
See you Space Cowboy- A Cowboy Bebop Panel
Panel Room 8
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Calling all Bounty Hunters! This convention the famed Bebop crew and others will be making an appearance for your chance to ask them anything! You will also have the opportunity to test your knowledge of their space-western adventures!
Mental and other Convention Prep
Panel Room 9
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
How to be mentally and physically healthy and prepared for conventions, including cosplay tips! We will also go over basic self-defense to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time at the convention!
Opening Ceremonies Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Welcome to Anime Midwest! Attend opening ceremonies to be introduced to the convention, our guests, and all the excitement you can expect over this amazing weekend!
Boku no Beach Party!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The students of UA are hosting a summer beach party and want you to join!!! Come and have some fun under the sun with games, questions, and only a little bit of chaos. Bring your towels and sunscreen and let's party!
Amature Cosplaying: Young, Dumb, and Broke
Panel Room 11
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Are you new to cosplay? Do you not know where to start? Are you broke? Well do I have the panel for you! This panel aims to help people who want to get into cosplay but struggle to start or move forward. Talking budgeting, prioritization, make up, props, etc. There will also be time for questions!
Resident Evil Trivia!
Panel Room 12
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Think you know the world of Resident Evil? Face off in teams to correctly answer trivia questions about your favorite RE games and characters, as well as compete to see who can do the best impressions, recall cheesy dialogue, and prove they’ve got what it takes to survive an outbreak!
Bakugou Doesn't Want to be Here
Panel Room 13
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
We dragged Bakugou here just for you guys and it was a pain in the rear so we better see you here. We have a lot of fun activities planned for you.
Love Live but just Nico and Rin
Panel Room 5
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Two grandmas dance and then eat like pizza or something real ugly like.
Miss Kobayashi's-How to Train your Dragon Maid
Panel Room 6
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Come join Miss Kobayashi and her friends as she takes questions on how to train your very own personal dragon maid. Tohru, Kanna, Lucoa, and Elma will be there (and hopefully many others!).
Free Time Event! With Danganronpa 1
Panel Room 7
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Thrills, Chills, and Kills! Join the original cast of the first danganronpa game for a Q&A based panel. Help us experience despair or break through and find hope!
Final Fantasy Kahoot
Panel Room 8
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Come test your knowledge of the Final Fantasy series in a trivia Kahoot! You'll have the chance to win prizes if you are top 5 winners. Otherwise you can have fun and get some candy!
Creativity and Mental Health
Panel Room 9
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Whether you're suffering from the usual strain of creativity or the added strain of mental health issues, Words After Dark has years of experience dealing with both. Hang out in a supportive environment and maybe learn something neat about how to be kinder to yourself.
Dagashi Kashi
Video Room 1
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Trinity Blood
Video Room 2
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Q&A Panel Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn have been working in the anime industry for years, and you are probably familiar with dozens of their roles in popular anime. This is your chance to come ask questions and hear them talk about their work in the anime industry.
YouTubers Unite
Panel Room 10
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Join Chicago local YouTuber JakeTheGamer as he talks about YouTube, his experiences, and even some audience members’ perspectives. And for new YouTubers just starting out, you could get some tips as well.
How to Dansou
Panel Room 11
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ladies! Interested in trying a little crossplay? Want to learn how to “be a man”? Need some tips and tricks in becoming that perfect bishounen? Just curious? Come to our talk to learn how to cosplay male characters through the arts of theater cosmetics, costuming, and acting and modeling. A complementary history of crossdressing and gender performance in Asian theater will also be provided for your entertainment and educational pleasure.
Putting the "Special" in Effects
Panel Room 12
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Making movies is all about telling beautiful lies you want to believe, and in no department is that more true than Special FX. Come and hear a bit about how we BLow things up.... or sometimes just hit a button on a fogger all day, Hand off guns to the stars to mow down all the bad guys, or just just try and figure out how we got to the point in our lives where we have to make a peeps head explode. Hosted by Matthew T. Stratton and Carlton Nienhouse.
Haikyuu!! Croc Panel!!
Panel Room 13
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Summer break is here! The boys of Haikyuu have gathered together for a summer party to wind down before the big release of season 4 this fall! Come enjoy as we answer your questions, play some games and over all have a volleytastic time! But wait... what’s that on their feet?.... could I quite be?... are they all wearing crocs?!
Meet Oscar Seung Recommended
Panel Room 2
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come to this Q&A and intro panel! Oscar Seung hails from Lausanne, Switzerland and is a Dallas-based actor, opera singer, violinist, pianist, and conductor. Oscar is proud to represent Asian-Americans in theater, film, voice overs, and national commercials. In an effort to combat misrepresentation and underrepresentation of Asian-Americans in the arts, he created/produced/ and stars in American Dynasty – it will hopefully be the first Asian-American drama on television. The project has been screened at over a dozen domestic/international film festivals and won Audience Favorite at the Houston Asian American Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the Largo Film Awards, Best Domestic Short nomination at the Fort Worth Indie Showcase, and Best Actor nomination for Oscar at the Ouchy Film Festival. Voice over credits include Yuri!!! on Ice (Seung-Gil Lee), Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru (Kasen Kanesada), Show By Rock!! (Oboro), All Out!! (Yutaka Shinshi), Shounen Maid (Ibuki), One Piece (Daruma), Prince of Stride: Alternative (Nanpei Aoba), Fairy Tail, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Garo: Crimson Moon, SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist.
Meet Margaret McDonald! Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come to this Q&A session with Margaret McDonald. Margaret (Meg) McDonald is a Houston based actress and all around nerd. McDonald first got started after auditioning while she was still in school. After getting her BA in Drama at the University of St. Thomas, Meg pursued a full time acting career in the booth as well as onstage. Her most notable roles in anime are "Rikka Takanashi" in Love, Chunibyo, and Other Delusions, "Tamako Kitashrikawa" in Tamako Market, "Miho Nishizumi" in Girls und Panzer, and "Isuzu" in Log Horizon. She can also has supporting roles in Watamote, Hakouki, Little Busters, Maria Holic, Mayo Chiki, Rozen Maiden: Zuruckenspulen, Maidsama, and Nobunaga the Fool to name a few.
The World of VOCALOID with EmpathP Recommended
Panel Room 4
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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.
K-Pop with Luv
Panel Room 5
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Are you an Army? A Blink? Anything in between? Show off your dancing skills at this K-Pop Random Dance Panel! We have a total of 75 songs, and some of them are in 2X Speed if you're really looking for a challenge!
The Voices, Hobbies, and Hair Colors of Greg Ayres Recommended
Panel Room 6
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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.
Meet the Villains Recommended
Panel Room 7
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
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.
Danganronpa V3 Sleepover
Panel Room 8
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The cast of Danganronpa V3 is inviting you to a sleepover! We will have games such as truth or dare, never have I ever, and karaoke! Feel free to wear your pajamas! The only thing that we ask of you is to join Kokichi's organization.
Zooted's Bizarre Adventure
Panel Room 9
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Zoot Crew, consisting of OrchidCosplay and Noah "The Zootman" Nicholas host popular for the popular anime "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure". Here they will discuss the most action packed and hard hitting moments across all 8 parts of the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and manga series. If you are a fan of Jojo make sure not to miss this!
Luci Christian, Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, Marcus Stimac, Maile Flanagan
Autographs
Friday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Osomatsu-San, Cells at Work, Hunter X Hunter, Fairy Tail
Meetups
Friday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Steam Powered Giraffe Recommended
Autographs 2
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Concert: Fuki Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Fuki made her major debut in 2011 as the vocalist of the band “LIGHT BRINGER”. She has profound knowledge of novel, manga, and anime from a young age. Her favorite content is JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Karakuri Circus. In 2015, she appeared in the Sound Horizon’s 9th Story Concert “Nein”. Fuki is now active in three bands that called “DOLL$BOXX”, “Unlucky Morpheus” and “LIGHT BRINGER”. After belonging to the entertainment office “amuleto”, she made her solo debut in 2016 June as “Fuki Commune”. She is releasing her new song “Kamisama wa Kitto”(神様はきっと) on January 13th, 2019, which is the ending theme of TV anime W”z. Her singing voice is reputedly powerful, energetic and expressive. In addition, she works not only as a singer, but also as voice actress. She had voiced for TV shows, anime and games.
Animecon.org's Fabulous Date Auction (15+) Recommended
Medium Stage
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:20pm
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 convention goers are sold to the highest bidder- auctioned off by our Live Entertainment department! A portion of the proceeds will go to charity, and everyone involved will have an absolutely fabulous time!
Keeping up with the Q Man Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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.
Anime Character Debate!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
What is your favorite anime character of all time? Is it the greatest one ever? If you think your favorite anime character is the best then come on down and try to defend it against someone else’s favorite anime character in front of our panel of judges! Best argument wins! ~Prizes included~
Umbrella Academy Family Bonding Night
Panel Room 11
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Join the Umbrella Academy for family bonding night! We will play games, have a Q&A session, and there are prizes! Note: This panel is based on the show ONLY. Not the comic series, sadly.
Homestuck Shenanigans 8.0
Panel Room 12
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
We’re back at Anime Midwest again! Join the Homestucks and participate in a variety of games related to the webcomic. You already know what it is.
Ghost Hunting 101
Panel Room 13
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Ghost Hunting 101 will give you the opportunity to learn about ghost hunting from professional investigators. We’ll explain what ghost hunting is, the tools of the trade, how to use the equipment, and give everyone the chance to ask questions at the end of the panel.
Brad Jackson Q&A Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
With over twenty years as the voice of the pig, Brad will discuss Oolong and the DB franchise and talk with fans about their questions.
Um, Actually! - Anime Edition Recommended
Panel Room 4
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The game of nerdy corrections. Contestants are told incorrect statements about some of our favorite anime and video game series and have to determine what is wrong with those statements. However, all corrections must start with the words "Um, actually" in order to get points.
No Sword? No Problem! Anime Fan Self Defense Recommended
Panel Room 5
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
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.
Plus ALL The Ultras!
Panel Room 6
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Join class 1-A's shenanigans as we play a wide variety of interactive improv games such as Freeze!, Death In A Minute, Bachelor/Bachelorette, and many more!
My Hero Academia Family Face-Off
Panel Room 7
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
My Hero Academia Family Face-off! See your favorite families battle in a bunch of mini-games, like charades and whose most likely to.
Let’s talk History!
Panel Room 8
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
We’re gonna talk history, anything. Open to all who have knowledge on anything history. From Ancient Greece to the American Revolutionary War. We’re gonna have a great time!
All Amer-I-Can Japanese
Panel Room 9
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Whether you are a beginner or a more advanced use of the Japanese language, feel free to join in as we use Romaji to cover some basics, including particle use, word order, and word conjugation. We will chop up some of the hard stuff about learning Japanese, drill a hole in your head, and pour it right in!!!...(without the gory and painful mess of actually drilling a hole into your head) For best experience, bring paper and writing utensils.
Konosuba
Video Room 1
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
His and Her Circumstances
Video Room 2
Friday: 4:00pm - 6:50pm
Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Autographs
Friday: 4:30pm - 6:20pm
RWBY, Adventure Zone, Critical Role, Camp Camp
Meetups
Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Lia, Quinton Flynn, Crispin Freeman, Joel Weiss Recommended
Autographs 2
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Concert: Zwei Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Zwei is a Japanese duo band which is composed of Megu (Ba.) and Ayumu (Vo.). They met in 2002 and felt connected through their music. Consequently, they formed Zwei in 2003 and made their major debut with the song “Movie Star” in 2004. Zwei is a German word that means “two”, it’s a symbolization of the unity of their two-different musical styles. Zwei can convey a variety of feelings through their unique style. They have received invitations to appear throughout the world. Zwei appeared four times on “Animelo Summer Live”, which is the largest annual anime music festival in Japan. Also, they appear on many anime event, such as Netherland’s “ABUNAI”, Malaysia’s “ANIMANGAKI”, Korea’s “MU:CON SEOUL” in 2014, 2015 ,2016 respectively. In 2018, they appear on America’s “Anime Matsuri”, and Philippine’s “Cosplay Mania”. Furthermore, they have been appearing on Germany’s “AnimagiC” since 2013 annually. They joined to 5pb. Records and released their song “Mephistopheles no Mokushi” (メフィストフェレスの黙示) in 2009. In 2012, they released the theme songs of the novel game and TV anime ROBOTICS;NOTES , called “Kakucho Place”(拡張プレイス) and “Junjou Spectra” (純情スペクトラ). In 2014, Zwei released a collaborative single “Brave the Sky” with Ito Kanako. Also, they released their mini album “Ley Line” which Integrates loud rock style and quality melody in a great balance in June 2017. In 2018, they released “LAST GAME” which is the ending theme song of TV anime Steins;Gate 0 in April, and “Avant Story” which is theme song of novel game ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH in December.
Subs vs Dubs!! The Ultimate Game Show!!!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Ever since the beginning of time, people have been debating on what is the ultimate way to enjoy an anime? Come join us and debate another person in this never before seen game show. Stake you claim to free drinks and sweets from foreign lands. In the end we will declare the winner, Subs or Dubs!
Free! Summer Spectacular
Panel Room 11
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Dive into summer with the Iwatobi boys! Cool off and join us in a Q&A, requests, and fun games. Come share the love for your favorite swimmer boys this summer.
Danganronpa 1 Double Fun!
Panel Room 12
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Join the Danaganronpa 1 cast as we play games, sing songs, and have some fun all together in the name of hope!
Samurai Jack and the hero’s journey
Panel Room 13
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
What’s a celebration of Anime and all things Japanese’ without a tribute to Samurai Jack! This Cartoon Network series is one of the best animated series ever produced in the United States. The story of Samurai Jack follows the classic hero’s journey as described by Joseph Campbell. Will discuss and show clips of the story demonstrating the stages of Jack’s journey “back to the past”. Fans will get to talk about their favorite episodes. This panel will be presented by the Empress (Jack’s mother), with a special appearance by the Scotsman!
Tabling at Conventions Recommended
Panel Room 2
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Do you have a product you want to sell at a convention? Learn everything there is to know about being on the OTHER side of the table and how you can make your first convention experience fun and profitable.
Self-Publish That Comic!
Panel Room 3
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Take that great idea for a comic / manga and turn it into a reality. Learn how to stop dreaming and start creating: from planning it all out and finding the right art materials and software, to book layout, printers, and even copyright.
Down to Learn Some League of Legends? Pt 1. Beginners
Panel Room 5
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
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. While unfortunately not joined by his fellow Muppet teammates, UMN Muppets top laner, Kethar, 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 go over as many of the basics as possible, as well as Q&A’s for any question that you may have had about almost any part of the game.
Luci Christian Q&A Panel Recommended
Panel Room 6
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Luci Michelle Christian is a voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, and video games. Some of her most popular roles include Kaname in Full Metal Panic!, Himeno from Pretear, Yukari from Azumanga Daioh, Asako in Kodocha, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, among many others.
Prop Makeing 101
Panel Room 7
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Ever wonder how some people make show and game accurate weapons, gadgets and other props? Want to try to get in on the craft of prop making? Well you are in luck. This panel will show you some easy things to learn and ways of getting started. I will show you how to find cheap materials, what simple tools you need, and a few resources I used to make Swords, Machine Guns, and many other goodies.
Blend s shenanigans
Panel Room 8
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Join our fun cast of maids (and kitchen staff) for an hour of tomfoolery and akizuki yelling at Dino
Aikido Demonstration
Panel Room 9
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Japanese martial art of Aikido founded by Morihei Ueshiba in the 20th century is a comprehensive system of throwing, joint-locking, striking and pinning techniques, coupled with training in traditional Japanese weapons such as the sword, staff and knife. Come and view a demonstration of this martial art.
Smash Bros Melee Eon HD
Video Gaming
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Heathers, Hamilton, Be More Cool
Meetups
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Greg Ayres, Oscar Seung, Margaret McDonald, Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug Recommended
Autographs 2
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Kid Yuki and the Otakus Recommended
Medium Stage
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
The best anime and video game rock in one show. Let's jam.
Everything Naruto with Yuri, Maile, Tara, and more. Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Believe it! An amazing lineup of voice actors from Naruto come together in this rare panel experience to talk about the show and answer your questions.
Darling in the Franxx vs Evangelion
Panel Room 10
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Come have an epic showdown and settle the argument once and for all, Darling in the Franxx or Evangelion? Which one is the better anime? Who has the best girls? Which has better animation? Which has better Mechas? Come discuss and find out!
The Ultimate Anime Smackdown!!!
Panel Room 11
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
An in-depth panel discussion with healthy audience participation in exploring the social, political, and economic interactions between characters found in anime and video game series, specifically when thrust into uncharted territories.
Jevil's Cards Against Humanity [Deltarune/ Undertale Panel] (13+)
Panel Room 12
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Vee hee hee, Jevil's been so lonely. He just wants to play a game, game. Drop by this jester's prison cell to play a Deltarune/ Undertale version of Cards Against Humanity. Let the chaos ensue.
Butlers, Masters, and Reapers Oh My!
Panel Room 13
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Come join your favorite Black Butler characters as we answer your questions and do the dares you throw at us. We will also have trivia that will test your knowledge on the show for a chance of getting prizes! Come join us and have simply one hell of a time!
September Mourning Q&A Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
September Mourning is a project by Emily Lazar and Marc Silvestri, which revolves around the fictional concept of a human-grim reaper hybrid named September (Lazar), as she navigates the world of the living and the world of the dead, with her human side possessing empathy and giving some human souls a second chance.
Q&A with Marcus Stimac Recommended
Panel Room 4
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Get your questions answered at this Q&A with guest Marcus Stimac. Marcus is a voice, theater and film actor currently living in Dallas, Texas. Originally from Milwaukee, Marcus moved to Dallas to study theater at Southern Methodist University, and after graduating stayed in Dallas to pursue other acting opportunities. He is very thankful to have had the chance to work on many great and memorable Animes. Marcus is mostly known for his voice work at Funimation Studios where he has played Dr.Hogback in One Piece, Saito in Ghost in the Shell: Arise, Terasaka in Assassination Classroom, Kazama "Dragon" Ryiuchi in Ping Pong the Animation, Amata Kihara in A Certain Magical Index, Warcry in Fairy Tail, and Cornet in Space Dandy!. If you don't see him in an Anime you can always find him acting on a local Dallas stage , performing Shakespeare in a bar playing, or playing the accordion under a bridge. Marcus is starring in the first feature length virtual reality film "Manslaughter: VR" for the Oculus Rift entertainment system. He is a fan of many different shows, some his favorite animes include Cowboy Bebop, Yu Yu Hakusho, and One Piece.
CrazyWolf's Lip Sync Battle
Panel Room 5
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
You can request a song to lip sync to and battle other people to try and win. If you are lucky enough to be apart of the top 3, you will win a variety of possible prizes.
How To: Characters And Villains
Panel Room 6
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Words After Dark returns with our most popular panel! Got character conundrums? Hang out with us and learn how to make your characters come alive off the page, no matter where on the morality spectrum they may fall.
Balancing School, Work, Anime and Cosplay
Panel Room 7
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
School and work can be tough and time consuming, so where does cosplay and anime fit into all of that? I am a full time Biological Sciences student with two minors, a part-time job, and doing undergraduate research, so I know what it's like to be busy. This workshop is intended for anyone who has a full work load, but still wants to find time to cosplay.
hEy aDoRa
Panel Room 8
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Come join the heroic (and not so heroic) members of Etheria! Come join us as we play games, answer your questions, and best of all, try to put up with each other! We hope to see ya there!
Ouran Fun in the Sun
Panel Room 9
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Hey Anime Midwest! How about a trip to the beach with your favorite eye candy from TV? Join the cast of Ouran High School Host Club as we have some fun in the sun!
Assassination Classroom
Video Room 1
Friday: 6:00pm - 8:50pm
Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Photograph Session
Autographs
Friday: 6:30pm - 6:45pm
Naruto, Boruto, Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball
Meetups
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Maile Flanagan, Deadlift Lolita, September Mourning
Autographs
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Brian Heinz, Brad Jackson, Lexa Terrestrial Recommended
Autographs 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Meet Crispin Freeman Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Come get to know voice actor, director, and writer Crispin Freeman.
How to create an (un)successful Youtube Channel
Panel Room 10
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Isn't this whole YouTube thing amazing? Why, I've been doing it for over 5 years at this point, and even have a lot of videos out there that have had people watch them. Just come in and follow my lead, and you too can also run a YouTube channel to the same levels of success as everyone else!
Change my mind
Panel Room 11
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
I have not seen your favorite anime or played your favorite game and refuse to do so change my mind. Based off the change my mind meme we will discuss any game or anime and it’s your job convince our panelists to wach or play your favorite anime or game
Great homestuck trivia brawl
Panel Room 12
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Do you think you have learned enough about homestuck to ascend to the top of the echeladder and abscond from last place? Are you ready to put that knowledge to the ultimate test? If so, then I have the ultimate panel for you. I have a 40 question Kahoot! that will tell you for sure whether or not you have ascended to godtier and become the king/queen/monarch of homestuck.
I wrote a book. Let's make Fun
Panel Room 13
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
I have recently posted a book on Amazon, and would like to introduce it to everyone. By nature, the first book is always bad, and so, we will make fun of it. Any topic is a good topic to joke about, from the manly princess to the controlling villain.
Remembering the Kanji
Panel Room 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Memorizing the Kanji is one of the most essential and difficult parts of learning Japanese. We will be introducing "Heisig's Remembering the Kanji", and will learn a method that not only makes the Kanji easy to remember, but fun!
FFD: Nerdleqsue Q&A (18+)
Panel Room 3
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Have you ever wondered what burlesque is? Thought about joining a troupe? The Dames would love to answer any questions you have. Tips on auditioning, costumes, as well as building a solid routine.
Meet Joel Weiss Recommended
Panel Room 4
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Meet actor Joel Weiss, well known for his role as Rogue in the cult classic "Warriors".
Go Go Dancing 101
Panel Room 5
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
From Your most common J-pop dances like “Renai Circulation” to EDM! Learn to get started in making your own dance video or even being a dancer at the conventions you attend! Get your start here! From beginners to Advanced or even refreshers we’ll do it all!
Disney Princess Sing Along!
Panel Room 6
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
When you wish upon a star you can be Part of Our World in this family friendly panel with your favorite Disney princesses! Come sing along to your favorite Disney songs and see How Far You'll Go in this Whole New Panel!
The King of Fighters: A History
Panel Room 7
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
The King of Fighters is a storied franchise with a rich, and sometimes zany, lore. Join us as we discuss the various games in the long running series, as well as it’s colorful cast of characters.
Takarazuka Revue's Lupin the Third: Chase the Queen’s Necklace! live showing
Panel Room 8
Friday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Japan's legendary all-women theatrical company, Takarazuka Review, is bringing Lupin The Third to the stage and we are bringing it to Anime Midwest! Join use for the full blu-ray performance of iconic caper, Lupin III, with English subtitles (with thanks to zukalations). If you’ve always been curious about Takarazuka Revue, this is a GREAT way to get started. If you’re a fan of Lupin the Third, get ready to laugh as your favorite characters come to life in a musical that creator Monkey Punch says was “as though a scene from my artwork came to life.”
Tea Time with the High School Host Club!
Panel Room 9
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
The members of the Ouran Host Club are here to answer your questions. We are here to serve you. We will also have some fun trivia games with candy prizes!
Myriad Colors Phantom World
Video Room 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Zwei, Fuki
Autographs
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Kid Yuki and the Otakus Recommended
Autographs 2
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Concert: V is for Villains Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 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.
Concert: Raj Ramayya Recommended
Medium Stage
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Raj Ramayya is an Indo-Canadian singer, composer and lyricist. His claim to anime fame would be his musical collaborations with famed Japanese composer Yoko Kanno as a member of The Seatbelts. Raj sang the opening credits song “Ask DNA” and wrote the lyrics for “Cosmic Dare (Pretty with a Pistol)” from the fan favourite feature film Cowboy Bebop: the Movie, and both sang and wrote the lyrics for “Strangers” from the anime series Wolf’s Rain. Not limited to music in anime, he has also worked on songs for video games from the likes of Konami, Sega, and Capcom. Raj has been featured as a guest vocalist/composer with several distinguished artists, ranging from talented composers Yoko Kanno (Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop, Wolf’s Rain) and Tatsuya Oe (Captain Funk, Hotei), to gifted lyricists Chris Mosdell (Eric Clapton, YMO) and Ron Sexsmith, and everyone in-between. His work has won him multiple awards and critical acclaim from around the world. Among his other projects are the electronic Indian fusion music project “Bhang Lassi”, the alternative Indian-influenced folk rock band “The Beautiful Losers”, and session singing for products ranging from Asahi Beer and KFC, to Toyota and Coca-Cola. He is also a guest vocalist with three different Japanese electronic music groups; Captain Funk, Akakage, and Studio Apartment, with SA’s song “Strawberry Rainbow” (which Raj both sung and wrote lyrics for) hitting #1 on the iTunes Japan charts! Raj is excited to be making a triumphant return to Anime Midwest and can’t wait to perform for everyone for the second year! For more information, you can visit him online at http://www.rajramayya.com.
Ask Fem!Voltron!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Ask Fem!Voltron returns for its third year at Anime Midwest! Come ask the paladins your burning questions and join them for an audience-led improv game!
IT LIVES!
Panel Room 11
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Two authors/thesbians/cosplayers share their tips and tricks on creating realistic characters for writing, theatre, and cosplay! If you’re feeling brave, share your characters and we’ll help you bring them to life!
The History & Culture of Cosplay
Panel Room 12
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Where am I and what’s up with all these oddly dressed people around me?!?!? Looking at you, parents accompanying minors. Interestingly, cosplay as we know it originated in American sci-fi, including a full made up language to match. (And you otaku thought YOU were hardcore!) This is an informational panel covering the unexpected history of cosplay, up to and including Japanese street fashion, the mainstreaming of cosplay, positivity messages, and resources and ideas for how to get started.
Vine Isn't Dead
Panel Room 13
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
HI. WELCOME TO CHILIS. Even thought it’s not WEDNESDAY MY DUDES, come de-stress from your weekend and watch some classic vines that will make you smile, laugh, and maybe even SMELL LIKE BEEF. Bonus points to those who can quote more vines than anyone else or do the best reenactment. If you HAVE THE POWER OF GOD AND ANIME ON YOUR SIDE stop by for some FRE SHAVA CADO but make sure NOT TO DROP YOUR CROISSANT!!
Making Original Characters and Universes 2
Panel Room 2
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Every good panel needs a sequel. This panel shall cover unanswered questions and things I didn't cover in part 1.
Armor Academy: Chainmail
Panel Room 4
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Want to learn how to make chainmail? Well good news! It's not that hard! In this panel, we will teach the traditional European four-in-one weave and send you home with a small piece forged by your own hands. There will be a fifteen dollar materials fee to participate in this panel, but any may observe for free.
What's a Steins;Gate?
Panel Room 5
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Science, lab coats, landlords, microwaves- not Bill Nye but something close. If this sounds like your cup of tea, come join us for this introductory panel to the wonderful world (line) of Steins;Gate with 'What's a Steins;Gate?'. In depth character and story analysis, trivia, prizes, from the curious to the avid fan, this is your panel and it can end any number of ways . . . Such is the choice of Steins;Gate.
She-Ra: Princesses of Panels!
Panel Room 7
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
The characters of She-Ra Princesses of Power are here to talk to you! If you ever wanted to know Adora's favorite food or Glimmer's daily routine, now is the time! Come join the princesses and hang out!
Lolita Tea Party! (Unofficial)
Panel Room 9
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Do you like Lolita! Join us for a tea party. We have snacks, fun games and of course tea! We'd love for you to join us in our out of lolita, everyone is welcome to come.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Video Gaming
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Concert: FEMM Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:20pm
A dance and rap duo formed by RiRi and Lula; mannequins have emotions. “Fxxk Boyz Get Money,” released in 2014, became a big hit among teens in the US and Europe with its extreme rap and sexy TWERK dance. As a girlʼs anthem, it received high acclaim by fashionistas and influencers around the world. Its music video was viewed nearly 2 million times on YouTube! In the US, “Vice” called FEMM a “supergroup,” and FEMM got Artist Of The Week at MTV IGGY with 97.97% votes. Their digital album “Femm-Isation” was released on an indie label and it hit # 10 on the Billboard world hit chart. In Japan, they appear on the Google Android TV commercial “New Android version,” and in 2016, they made a major debut with an EP+1st Album ”PoW!/ L.C.S. +Femm-Isation.” 4 consecutive music videos released following their debut were on MTV JAPANʼs heavily played videos. They also made a debut in UK and selected as the most worth noting artist for 2016 by Huffington Host Entertainment UKand was mentioned on international recognized art website, Creators Project. FEMM also performed at “HYPER JAPAN Christmas,” the leading Japanese culture event in the UK. A gagaku trap, “animus” by “FAMMʼIN,” the female rap crew teamed up with FAKY and Yupʼin, has been premiered at Londonʼs DAZED. FEMM keeps making leaps in Japan and overseas.
Formal Fantasy Ball
Medium Stage
Friday: 9:00pm - 10:20pm
Total Drama Reunion
Panel Room 10
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Some of the cast from total drama island is here to compete in some minute-to-win-it challenges! Come on down to cheer on your favorite team or join yourself! You won't want to miss it.
Ghostly Stories
Panel Room 11
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Have you ever had a paranormal experience that you couldn’t explain? Has there ever been something that happened to you but you’re too afraid to tell anyone? During this panel, you’ll get the chance to talk with real paranormal investigators about your experiences and listen to some of their scariest stories.
You may have an Army but we Have A Nora
Panel Room 12
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Come and have a ball discussing and asking the students of beacon questions
My Backup Con
Panel Room 13
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
So, you had great plans for the convention, right? You had everything figured out, from where you were staying, to who you were hanging out with, and even the exact people you were going to visit. But things didn't go the way you wanted, and now you don't know what to do. Luckily, we have you covered.
Buckaroo Banzai - 35 Years
Panel Room 2
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
The quintessential hero of the eighties! Come explore the legacy and influence of the hard rocking, dimension shattering child of a multicultural linage, Buckaroo Banzai! We will discuss the Japanese influence, ongoing legacy, and future of this icon!
Creating Webcomics Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join veteran author and artist Krazy Krow (creator of Spinnerette, Krakow and White Heron) for an interactive discussion on the ins and outs of creating webcomics. An active creator since 2000, Krow will take you on a trip down webcomics memory lane!
Fabric Types
Panel Room 4
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
When creating a costume, choosing the fabric can be a confusing and stressful task. Join us as we discuss the pros and cons to all sorts of fabrics you may run into on your search, as well as get your hands on some examples.
Waifu Wars!
Panel Room 5
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Come by and show everyone why your Waifu is the best! There will be various challenges and activities until only two are left in the ultimate battle for the title of Waifu Warrior! And even if you're not the Waifu Warrior we have a small prize for everyone who participates.
My Hero Academia: Mina's Sleepover Madness!
Panel Room 7
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Class 1-A has been working so hard this year! Fending off The League of Villains and training to become a pro hero can be a lot of work for teenagers! So Mina got the idea to get all of class 1-A and have one big sleepover, have a good time and relax with one another! There will be games with prizes, trivia, truth or dare, and many more! Come join this hectic and see how they get along!
Voltron Sleepover Panel
Panel Room 8
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Love voltron? Ever wonder what would happen if the entire team had a sleepover together? Ever wanted to know the teams most embarrassing secrets? Well you’re invited to join the entire team at a voltron sleepover where we will be playing tons of games and doing a big Q&A!
Welcome to Music Room #3
Panel Room 9
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
While stumbling through the long corridors of AMW, you find what seems to be a quiet room to rest. The room is strangely named Music Room #3. You open it to find a chair to relax but instead are greeted by what seems to be the Host Club?! Join the Host club and their new apprentices as they do what they do best! Today’s activities will include the audience with commoner games such as: Honey I Love You, The Pocky Game, and more! Come Kiss Kiss Fall in Love with the Ouran Highschool Host Club!
Chain Chronicle
Video Room 1
Friday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Initial D Third Stage
Video Room 2
Friday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Concert: Deadlift Lolita Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm
The strongest idol unit ever has arrived! Consisting of 2 active pro-wrestlers, gym junkies and kawaii idols, DEADLIFT LOLITA is here to “redefine the meaning of kawaii.” Following his departure from idol trio LADYBABY August 2016, the amazing lolita-wearing wrestler Ladybeard continues his kawaiicore trend in the new idol group DEADLIFT LOLITA with the bodybuilder idol Reika Saiki. Ladybeard is the persona of a 33-year-old Australian wrestler who moved to China in 2006 to kick-start his martial arts stunt career in films, later becoming a hit in Hong Kong as a pro wrestler in unique outfits. In October 2013 he moved to Tokyo to take his career to the next level as part of an idol group LADYBABY, now known as The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY following his departure. This incredibly well-synced new weightlifting and music duo is set to perform several original songs at their live show in Chicago, and Ladybeard’s ‘Kawaiicore’ style screams will be complimented for the first time by his clean voice singing.
Greg Ayres - Raw & Uncensored (18+) Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
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.
Team Building with the Mighty 9
Panel Room 10
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Join your favorite Chaotic party in a series of skill builders to help you create your own adventuring party, with important lessons like knots with Nott, navigation in the fluffernutter maze and so on! This is a participation panel so come prepared or face Jester's fabulous tattoo skills.
The Bad Anime Panel
Panel Room 11
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Join us as we spend two hours making fun of the absolute worst anime ever made. Giant glowing ducks, singing psychics, alien robot ninjas - if it's terrible and ridiculous, we got it!
Don't Tell Mineta! A My Hero 18+ Panel
Panel Room 12
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Come join your fellow My Hero Academia fans in this late night panel, with fun games, prizes, quirks, and obligatory swearing.
Baborlood
Panel Room 13
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Due to popular demand, we are back in business, this time with brand new merch and our little man. We’re glad to be back, and this time we will have more asmr because we all know how stressful conventions get whenever you have 50 panels to balance yourself between. Sometimes you need a break, and this is the perfect place to be.
Cards Against Humanity With Samurai Dan and Jillian (18+) Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
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!
Let's Form Voltron: A History of Voltron
Panel Room 4
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Ever wondered where the whole "Form Voltron" thing came from, or why Lance wears blue but they had him end up in the Red lion? Well look no farther, because we're here to give you the backstory about the famed Voltron Force. This panel is for those who want to learn about the history of the franchise of Voltron and it’s long and storied history, from it’s beginning as Beast King Go Lion in Japan to the modern take of Voltron Legendary Defender and everything in between. Come join us and learn the history of Forming Voltron.
Let's Make a Date: Anime Edition
Panel Room 5
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Remember the classic "Let's make a date" segment of Whose Line is it Anyway? Well, we're bringing you the full nerd edition! (For the second time now) All your favorite anime characters can be guessed or acted out by you, and all participants will get a piece of candy from your lovely host.
Be Your Own Bot (SPG) Recommended
Panel Room 6
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Learn about making your own Fanbot persona, doing makeup, and more, from Steam Powered Giraffe.
Ask a Male Yandere (A killing Stalking Panel) 18+
Panel Room 7
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Yoon Bum, a scrawny quiet boy, has a crush on one of the most popular and handsome guys in school, Sangwoo. One day, with Bum's obsession towards Sangwoo reaching its peak, Yoon Bum decides to enter Sangwoo's home. But what he saw inside was not the Sangwoo he had dreamed of. They have come to talk and interact with you. Whether you escape or not is up to Sangwoo
FEMM Q&A and Meet and Greet Recommended
Panel Room 8
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Have you ever wanted to meet some robot mannequins in real life? Especially if they were world-renown performing mannequins? A few questions will be answered (submitted in advance via Twitter), and you will get a chance to meet them. Limited space available.
Dancestor Q and A
Panel Room 9
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Ask the Dancestors!
Pixel Vixens Burlesque Show (18+) Recommended
Medium Stage
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Pixel Vixens brings you a nerdy side of burlesque! Come join your favorite Vixens as they bring cosplays to life on stage in a way you haven't seen before. From comedy acts to good old fashion burlesque, this will be something you can't miss!
Boku no Hero After Dark! (18+)
Panel Room 10
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Come see what the kids of UA, the prestigious hero school, do when the lights go out. There will be lots of mischief, swearing, and laughs all around! Let's hope that Mr. Aizawa doesn't find out and give us all detention!
Writing Smut for Fun and Profit (18+)
Panel Room 11
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Sick of reading mediocre or even flat-out bad smutfic? Want to improve your own writing but don't know where to start? Take it from a couple of semi-professionals, it's not easy, but we can help! Discussion of writing conventions and strategies, what does and doesn't work, and a short Q&A will be the features of this adults-only writing panel!
Anime Court: One Punch Man vs Mob Psycho 100
Panel Room 12
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Based on RDCWorld1’s Anime Court YouTube videos, there will be two sides: One Punch and Mob Psycho 100. The two must battle in front of a judge to settle once and for all which is the better anime.
RWBY (18+)
Panel Room 4
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Join the RWBY family for some fun and debaucherous conversations, Q and A, truth or dare and maybe even some fan theories.
Armor Academy: Japanese Ring Mail
Panel Room 5
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
We will teach the basics of traditional Japanese-style Kusari weaving, a type of armor both similar to and notably different from western Chainmail. We'll teach you the basic So Kusari and Hana Kusari weaves, and send you home with a small piece forged by your own hands! There will be a ten dollar materials fee to participate in this panel, but any may observe for free!
Weeblash: Anime Quiplash (18+) Recommended
Panel Room 6
Friday: 11:00pm - 12:20am
What's Quiplash? Think Cards Against Humanity but you get to write in your own answers and vote for the best answers through your phone. 8 people get to play per game (2-3 games per panel), but anyone with a phone can decide who wins. What's Weeblash? It's that thing I just said, but all prompts and questions are anime and con community-related.
Can i show this anime to my parents? (18+)
Panel Room 7
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Three lucking contestants will be going head to head to find out which animes are family friendly and which ones are..not. Get ready to talk about the most misleading animes and hentai with this hilarious game show.
Pitch Your Hentai! (18+)
Panel Room 8
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
We all have an idea for the hentai that hits exactly what we want. In this panel, you’ll have 30 seconds to pitch your idea for your dream work. The best of the best will get called back to answer further questions to let the audience and judges decide the best pitches of the convention!
Team Skull Shenanigans
Panel Room 9
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Yo it's everyone boppin team, Team Minorly Inconvenience Skull. We be playin games and doin whatever we see fit, ya hear? You better join us, we aint tolleratin no empty audience. Join us and maybe you'll join the fam.
Fullmetal Alchemist
Video Room 2
Friday: 11:00pm - 12:50am
Grouchy Bear presents: B.E.A.R. DANCE Recommended
Grand Stage
Friday: 11:30pm - 3:50am
Bring Everyone And Rave at our amazing Friday night epic dance party. Join our DJs with epic electronic dance music, epic sound, epic lights.
VOCALOID Psychology 101 (18+ panel) Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
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.
Yaoi Pajama Party! (18+)
Panel Room 2
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
CALLING ALL FUJOSHI AND FUNDASHI: Better come dressed in your onsies and get comfy! You're in store for a fun filled evening of yaoi, games, and so much more! So don't be shy, come join the fun.

Saturday

Critical Role: The Big Nope
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Ever wonder how to win a monster-fighting tournament, work for the fantasy mafia, enjoy historical smut, steal/sink multiple boats, and unlock your party members’ backstories? Look no further! Join the Mighty Nein for an hour of fun, games, and uncontainable, chaotic nonsense. (Dead people tea not provided.)
Boku no Hoe Academy (18+)
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
We're back! Your favorite characters are grown up and are ready to hit the club again, but they've decided to grace AMW with their presence before they do. Join us for an hour of hijinks and hilarity, but no quirks allowed. ;)
Pajama Party with Class 1A!
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Come join Class 1A for a fun pajama party! Pajamas are NOT required but would be fun! We will be playing all kinds of sleep over games! Like telling spooky stories, never have I ever, and would you rather! These are just some examples! We have plenty of games in store for you! So do not miss out on this fun party!
AOT Sleepover
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
come hang out and get to know the members of the recon corps in this awesome sleepover where we will have games such as freeze truth or dare and even bingo. we will give out candy prizes to the winners of these games and we will also do improv and a questionare.
Mr. Agitator does Erotic Reading (18+) Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Mr. Agitator will read passages from 50 shades of grey and other adult material. The panel is intended to be humorous and outrageously fun!
The Legaue of Villains want you! (18+)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
The one time Shigaraki let’s Toga host the League of Villains meeting and she holds it at an anime convention?! Well, have you always wanted to defeat the symbol of peace? Do you find yourself on the other side of the law? Then join us, The League of Villains! Test your Bnha knowledge and win some prizes! Ask us villains your hard hitting questions and maybe even get recruited into the league! Who knows what this panel has in store, but guaranteed you’ll have fun!
Beginner's Shibari Demo (18+)
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Come and learn the basics of Shibari rope-tying! We'll be showing a basic chest harness and a basic full-body harness. Disclaimer: We're by no means experts ourselves!
Gregory Horror Show (18+)
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Rena leads you into the strange and dark world of Gregory Horror Show. After much discussion and questions, they will lead you into the Lost World of the series to form your own thoughts and opinions. My friends, will you be able to escape?
Snap, Crackle, Pop! - ASMR Mukbang 2.0
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
If you actaully enjoy the sound of people eating, you'll enjoy this panel. We will have foods to eat and make your ears tingle.
GET IN THE ROBOT SHINJI - a Q&A
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Just in time for the worldwide streaming debut of Neon Genesis Evangelion spend an hour hanging out with the EVA pilots. We’ll take questions, dares, love confessions, yelling at Shinji to get in the {redacted} EVA, and any other SFW requests. Just come on down to the adolescent angst factory!
Plus Ultra Sleepover
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 12:30am - 1:20am
Class 1A is having a sleepover! Secrets, ships, party games and more! Come join your favorite BNHA characters for a Plus Ultra time!

Friday

WAIFU WARS (18+)
Panel Room 13
Friday: 1:00am - 2:20am
How much do you love your waifu(s)?? Will you defend her/them to the ends of the earth? How about against other passionate people who have precious waifus to protect? Here's you chance to prove to your waifu(s) how much you love her/them. Debate style in...WAIFU WARS!!!

Saturday

Welll Then - Black Butler +18
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
A gender bent version of black butler with a discussion and Q&A maybe some truth and dare?
The Late Night Show With Viktuuri! (18+)
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
The Late Night Show With Viktuuri, hosted by your favorite figure skaters,Yuuri Katsuki and Viktor Nikiforov! You're invited to sit back, relax, and find out just what these two lovebirds discuss and do late at night. It'll be a night you'll never forget! Together we'll have a spicy, gay time ;)
Attack on Sleepover!
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Join the Survey Corps in an unlikely habitat for them... A sleep over! Have your favorite characters answer questions and play truth or dare along with some other fun slumber party activities like fractured fairy tales. This is a no manga spoiler panel so come on down!
Phantomhive manor, after dark (18+)
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
This is going to be simply one hell of a panel. From Truth or Dare to different "activities", join the seductive Sebastian and the bratty Ciel for this 18+ panel about what happens at the manor after dark.
Pajamastuck (18+)
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Join the beta kids as they have a sleepover of a lifetime!
μ's Music, Start!
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
The girls from μ's have worked really hard with their live performances and have decided to come to Anime Midwest to show off what they have learned. Join Honoka and the rest of μ's in a Q&A and watch them dance to some of your favorite songs.
Draw that Ghibli Charatcer
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come play Draw that Studio Ghibli character! We will have participants from the audience draw a character from a Studio Ghibli movie and whoever guesses correctly first will get a prize! No drawing skills necessary.
African American Art and Cosplay
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
This will be a discussion of talking about the amazing work from African American artists and cosplayers. Their work is usually unnoticed by a select few, but we wish to highlight those you may not know. This panel is welcome to all who wish to learn about these talented people.
Studying Abroad: What You Want to Know
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Being in college is hard. Wanting to study abroad but not knowing where to start is, somehow, even harder than just being in college. This panel will focus on studying abroad in Asia and will hopefully remove some of the stress by explaining what programs exist, what scholarships are out there, how to budget while enjoying the trip, and making friends. Bring a notebook and a pen for an interactive lecture filled with tips and how-tos for study abroad during college and beyond. (Presented by a first-gen college student)
Dress Form: Usage and Draping
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Want to know how to use a dress form to make a pattern? Want to improve your draping technique? Come learn the basics of draping and how to build your own pattern.
Anime Physics
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Have you ever wanted to know how hard Goku hits his enemies, or even what is going on with the "snake shot" in the Prince of Tennis. Well armed with certain physics equations I, Weeaboo Welch, your resident anime physicist aim to answer that.
KickStart your Art! Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Crowdfunding has impacted comic publishing in a HUGE way! KickStarter is the leader of this particular pack, but... how does it work? Join KickStarter vets Songbird and Krazy Krow from the webcomic Spinnerette as they discuss their successes (over $250k raised!) and nearly disastrous mistakes (overseas shipping costs!!)
The End: A VOCALOID Opera Analysis Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
"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.
Tokusatsu: Live Action Anime
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
I'm sure you've all heard of The Ginyu Force, The Great Saiyaman, Sailor Moon, Mumen Rider or Soge King. However, who here knows the genre of Japanese television that inspired them? This genre is known as Tokusatsu. I'm here to talk about these underappreciated shows and their influence on anime.
Yoga!
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
This is a panel about relaxation and relieving some of that con stress.its designed for all fitness levels whether your beginner or a yoga pro! Come on down and have some fun. Please bring a matt.
Growing My Instagram Page is Hard! :(
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Are you doing everything you can to grow your cosplay/art/fandom/etc Instagram account but still failing. Me too! Let’s all discuss the Instagram algorithm and give each other tips on how to grow!
Kpop Riff Off Take 3
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come join Kpop Chan as we give it our 3rd shot at a Kpop Riff Off Based off of Pitch Perfects Riff Off! Bring your dancing Spirit as prizes will be given to the 5 best dance teams!!
Meet Words After Dark!
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Words After Dark are three indie authors with years of experience in writing, editing and self-publishing. Got questions about the indie world? Questions about writing? Just looking to make friends? Come and meet the minds behind the books. Learn about the business, learn about us, learn something about yourself!
Origami fun
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
You know those cute little origami cranes that you never got around to learning how to make? Now's your chance! We'll make origami cranes, dragons, and cute little heart (as time permits). If you already know how to make them, feel free to come along anyway!
The Galaxy Railways
Video Room 1
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:50pm
Naruto: Shippuuden
Video Room 2
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:50am
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Q&A Panel Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over director and actor of original animation and foreign dubbing. Mary Elizabeth started as a voice director of Anime dubs with Cowboy Bebop, Digimon Tamers, Wolf’s Rain, Naruto and Naruto Shippuden and Glitter Force. She then moved on to dialogue directing for original animation and is currently voice directing She-Ra: Princesses of Power, Star Wars Resistance, Tangled: The Series and Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz as well as 4 new shows that have yet to be announced. She also directed the VO on Billy Dilley’s Super Subterranean Summer and Penn Zero: Part Time Hero for Disney. She has directed the 6 Naruto Movies and received the SPJA award for best director for her work on the series. She has also voice directed many video game titles which include Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo 3, Afro Samurai and Silent Hill. As an actress, she soon to be heard in Carmen Sandiego, and is currently voicing Freya Fenris, 4D-MIN and Jooks in Star Wars Resistance, Horned Goon in She-Ra, Governor Pryce in Star Wars Rebels, Dr. Maheswaran in Steven Universe, Dynamite Watkins in OKKO, Valkyrie in Lego Marvel’s Avengers, Talis in StarCraft II, Johanna in Heroes of the Storm, Naoto in Persona 4, Queen Metalia in Sailor Moon Crystal and Brooha in Glitter Force. Mary Elizabeth also portrayed Major Motoko Kusanagi in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for Best Actress and Julia in Cowboy Bebop.
Shurikenjutsu Demonstration
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Shurikenjutsu is a general term describing the traditional Japanese martial arts of throwing shuriken, which are small, hand-held weapons used primarily by the Samurai in feudal Japan, such as metal spikes bō shuriken, circular plates of metal known as hira shuriken, and knives. Come see a brilliant demonstration by the Japanese Cultural Center in this traditional martial art.
The life of a Cosplayer
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Welcome to a Life of a cosplayer panel! Here we will be sharing cosplay related horror stories as well as talking about our overall cosplay experience. This is your chance to make friends, talk to cosplayers, and learn more about our amazing community! We hope to see you there!
Devil's Casino
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Come join us at the Devil's Casino with Cuphead and others! To play games, Q&A, and to try your hand at are quiz!
Fun and Games... V3 Style!
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Monokuma is on vacation with the Monocubs you know what that means... Fun!! Join the Danganronpa V3 cast as they play games and try not to kill each other!
The Phantom's Silhouette
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Come join your Phantom of the Anime Conventions in a full length concert of Broadway, Rock, and some possible Anime Openings for everyone's pleasure. Sing along, laugh, cry, and possibly wet yourselves over the concert you NEVER KNEW YOU WANTED! Will have guest appearances from the SPIDER-BRO'S for hilarious comedic relief!
TWO GUYS WALK INTO THE INTERNET Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Linkara and The Last Angry Geek have been producing online content for years. Review shows, comedy, even a movie or two! Come to this panel and get all the juicy details about how to act (sort of), edit and post online content to the World Wide Web!
Q&A with Fuki Recommended
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Fuki made her major debut in 2011 as the vocalist of a heavy metal band, and is known especially for her high-tone voice with great volume. Her singing voice is genuinely powerful, energetic and expressive. She works not only as a singer, but also as a radio MC, voice actress, narrator and song writer. Her representative songs are “Kagayaku Yoru e Youkoso!” which is the ending theme of the TV anime MYSTERIOUS JOKER, “Kamisama wa Kitto” which is the ending theme of the TV anime W”z , and “Tsuki Ga Michiru Mae Ni” which is the theme song of the mobile game Ikemen Revolution: Love and Magic in Wonderland. She is releasing her 2nd album “Million Scarlets” on June 12th. Her anime and video game song credits also include songs from BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, CR King of Fighters Pachinko, Midare Setsugetsuka Hakanaku Chiru Sasameyuki, Liber_7, Terra Formars Revenge, as well as voice acting credits including Narration for TV show Yoasobi San-shimai, narration for “Uno Attack”, “Blokus” and “Fidget spinner”, voicing Tenkichi in MYSTERIOUS JOKER, and voicing 3 characters in Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online.
Night Vale Presents: a Panel
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
A friendly midwestern convention, where the rooms are hot, the cosplays beautiful, and mysterious ramen appears in the consweet while we all pretend to eat. Welcome to Night Vale.
Avenger's Assembled!
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Calling all Avenger's fans! The team has been assembled to answer any of your questions. Join us for a Q&A and of course, an entertaining panel as ordered by Director Fury
Shaggy’s Sermon of Power
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Witness the Almighty Shaggy in person, as he delivers his first ever Shagtastic Sermon in person. Join us in song and worship to our savior... Shaggy. With the incredible Scooby-Doo by his side, nothing can stand in their way. Kneel before the All-Powerful Shaggy, and his immortal canine companion, Scooby Dooby Doo.
It's Always Sunny in CWCville: A Live Sonichu Reading
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Join us as we adventure through the world of the internet's favorite oddity, Chris Chan, and do a live reading of his magnum opus, Sonichu: the Saga of the Electric Hedgehog Pokemon.
Panel it like a CHAMP!
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Stop just watching the show and learn to steal the show. Mark Kakareka (Guilty 10 Games) has been hosting and speaking at panels for five-plus-years and at this panel, we will break down how to express your skills and fandom - in panel form. We discuss helpful tips on overcoming stage fright, finding your panel topic, going through the panel submission process, panel prep, how to use your panel time to the max and the super awesome perks that come with hosting a panel. This is your time to take the stage and BE THE SHOW!
Film Concert: IA Recommended
Grand Stage
Saturday: 11:30am - 12:20pm
Join us for a Film Concert featuring Virtual Artist IA - Party A GO GO!
Bungou Stray Dogs, Tokyo Ghoul, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
Meetups
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
From Bebop to Star Wars with Steve Blum Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
With hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),“Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2:Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, “Storm Troopers” and many others in most of the Star Wars games, The voice of 7-11, dozens of Digimon and a gigantic list of other characters from Anime, Video Games, TV and Film. In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!) Come ask questions about the industry, anime, video games, and more.
Middle Age Anime/ Gaming Fan
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
How long have you been watching anime? Do you remember "Japananimation"? Did you play the Atari 7700 with in two or three years of it launch? Do you have a different
Sonic Mania Plus & The Future of Sonic the Hedgehog
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Join Chicago local YouTuber JakeTheGamer as he talks about the Sonic series, his hopes for its future, and anyone else’s perspective on the series.
How to survive a problematic fandom
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Popular fandoms come with a lot of diverse fans, and it can be hard to stay positive with all the negativity that can come from some of them. Come and listen to some veterans of some problematic and toxic fandoms, and learn how to keep yourself safe and happy while enjoying the characters you love! (Children not recommended.)
Con Stress Meditation
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Conventions can be stressful. Rena plans to lead you through a guided meditation session to help calm your nerves. Afterward, you can ask on how to follow-up meditation in your daily life if it resonated with you!
Make Games for a Living!
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
It takes more than playing games to become a game dev. Come learn from seasoned game designers and artists about school, making your own games as an indie, or getting your foot in the door at big studios!
Kingdom Hearts Shadows Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Quinton Flynn is the most famous member of Organization XIII as AXEL. Come to this panel and chat about Kingdom Hearts and more.
Q&A with Zwei Recommended
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Zwei is a Japanese duo band which is composed of Megu (Ba.) and Ayumu (Vo.). They met in 2002 and felt connected through their music. Consequently, they formed Zwei in 2003 and made their major debut with the song “Movie Star” in 2004. Zwei is a German word that means “two”, it’s a symbolization of the unity of their two-different musical styles. Zwei can convey a variety of feelings through their unique style. They have received invitations to appear throughout the world. Zwei appeared four times on “Animelo Summer Live”, which is the largest annual anime music festival in Japan. Also, they appear on many anime event, such as Netherland’s “ABUNAI”, Malaysia’s “ANIMANGAKI”, Korea’s “MU:CON SEOUL” in 2014, 2015 ,2016 respectively. In 2018, they appear on America’s “Anime Matsuri”, and Philippine’s “Cosplay Mania”. Furthermore, they have been appearing on Germany’s “AnimagiC” since 2013 annually. They joined to 5pb. Records and released their song “Mephistopheles no Mokushi” (メフィストフェレスの黙示) in 2009. In 2012, they released the theme songs of the novel game and TV anime ROBOTICS;NOTES , called “Kakucho Place”(拡張プレイス) and “Junjou Spectra” (純情スペクトラ). In 2014, Zwei released a collaborative single “Brave the Sky” with Ito Kanako. Also, they released their mini album “Ley Line” which Integrates loud rock style and quality melody in a great balance in June 2017. In 2018, they released “LAST GAME” which is the ending theme song of TV anime Steins;Gate 0 in April, and “Avant Story” which is theme song of novel game ROBOTICS;NOTES DaSH in December.
Social Dance Lessons - Waltz Recommended
Panel Room 5
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.
LGBTea 7.0
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Join us for a simple Q&A and discussion of LGBTQIAPDNO+ / SAGA topics. Whether you are an open member of the community, still in the closet, supporting a friend, or just curious, we’d love to have you stop by!
Legend of Zelda Kahoot
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come and join us for a trivia game of Legend of Zelda. If you're one of the top ten winners you'll receive a prize! There will be a bowl of candy for everyone else who attends that happens to not win. Almost all entries in the series will have at least 1 question about them. Main titles will include; Breath of the Wild Skyward Sword Wind Waker Ocarina of Time Majora's Mask Twilight Princess
The Way Of The Samurai Recommended
Panel Room 8
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.
Autism in the Anime Fan Community: An Overview
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Many people with autism belong to the anime fan community. Listen to an anime fan with autism discuss the reasons why people with autism enjoy anime, issues people with autism can face at anime conventions, and how the anime fan community can be more understanding of people with autism.
ēlDLIVE
Video Room 2
Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Crispin Freeman, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt
Autographs
Saturday: 12:30pm - 1:20pm
September Mourning, Lexa Terrestrial Recommended
Autographs 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Samurai Champloo
Meetups
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Drama, acting, and action with Margaret McDonald Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Drama, acting, and action with Margaret McDonald.
Jackbox with the cast of Danganronpa! (16+)
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Join us for a few rounds of the hilarious party games of the jackpot party packs! While there will be no killing involved, there will be all kinds of insults and despairing losses! Audience members also get to choose our fates.
Who's Anime is Best?
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
You know how people never really listen when you're trying to explain your favorite anime? Well now's your chance! Come to this panel to finally get it off your chest! You may even win a small prize for it! Feel free to participate or watch the fun unfold!
Why Bakugou shouldn’t run panels: a series
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
UA student, Bakugou Katsuki, was put in charge of running the school panel, what could go wrong? A lot, apparently. Come join Bakugou (and the other UA students) with a Q&A and other ‘fun’ activities. Find out of the agitated blonde of UA is actually capable of leading a panel.
Voltron: Space Bois and 2 Gurls
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Far Far away from a galaxy where a space family comes to play. you as a citizen come see and ask questions to your favorite paladins see them make a fool of themselves especially lance *wink* *Wink* or figure out some of the Space Dads Secrets (SHHH).
Acting in Hollywood Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ever want to know what it is like to be an actor in Hollywood? Join Joel Weiss as he discusses acting and working in film.
Debauchery and Recovery of a Pig Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Brad opens up about his struggle with addiction and how he discovered a life in recovery. Funny, wild, tragic, and honest stories are shared detailing the dark and light sides of an actors life. Whether you or someone you love is struggling, come learn, laugh, and find out about hope.
Deadlift Lolita, Ladybeard, Reika, Q&A Extravaganza! Recommended
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Join Deadlift Lolita members Ladybeard and Reika for a Q&A session!
Samurai Swordsmanship Class Recommended
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
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.
It Gets Better - Anime Con Edition with Greg Ayres Recommended
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 1:00pm - 2:50pm
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.
Bad music videos with V Is For Villains. Recommended
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
V is for villains dissects point for point, bad music videos. Hilarity ensues.
What is a Steam Powered Giraffe? Recommended
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance. More than just a band, Steam Powered Giraffe is an experience that must be seen and heard by the entire family. The artists behind the SPG robots started street busking as these quirky characters back in January 2008 at Balboa Park, California, instantly drawing the attention of Southern California. They have since performed at such venues as The San Diego Fair, The San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Ontario Mills, and numerous Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Steampunk Conventions. Their act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music. From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves.
Studio Ghibli Trivia: the second one!
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Were BACK, and better than ever! More questions, more prizes, and a lot more fun as you test your knowledge of all things Studio Ghibli and Miyazaki.
Smash Bros Ultimate
Video Gaming
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Fullmetal Alchemist
Video Room 1
Saturday: 1:00pm - 3:50pm
Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Autographs
Saturday: 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Concert: YTCracker Recommended
Medium Stage
Saturday: 1:30pm - 1:50pm
YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”, also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster.
Brian Heinz, Joel Weiss, Brad Jackson, Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug Recommended
Autographs 2
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Concert: Mega Ran Recommended
Medium Stage
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Black Butler, Full Metal Alchemist, Death Parade, The Arcana
Meetups
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Women in Anime Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
A Q&A session featuring several fantastic female stars, writers, and producers of anime. Join them in a discussion about some of their latest and favorite works, trends in the industry, and anything else you'd like to hear about.
Critical Role: The Mighty Q&A (16+)
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Mighty Nein are sitting down to answer some of your questions in this hour long cosplay panel. Come ask your favorite band of weirdos all the questions burning in the back of your minds and, most of all, have fun! Welcome to Critical Role!
Spirit Guns and Smile Bombs: A YuYu Hakusho Panel
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
YuYu Hakusho. It was a show. It was a phenomenon. It has been emulated but never replaced in our hearts. Join us as we discuss this classic in shonen anime and why it’s still cool as heck even today!
How To: Plot and Worldbuilding!
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Have a project you really want to write but keep getting lost in the weeds? Don't worry. Words After Dark is here to help! Learn how to make a plot, how to make a world, get a chance to ask questions about your specific troubles and meet other creative people!
Marvel Dad Libs
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Peter Parker is back from the soul realm, and ready for more word game shenanigans! Help him create some interesting (plural noun) by tossing in your own (adjective) ideas, and watch those ideas come to life as Spiderman and (number) of his Avenger friends replay them back to you in a/n (adjective) theatrical scene!
Maile Flanagan, voice of Naruto Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join Maile Flanagan, voice of Naruto, for a Q&A panel!
Q&A with Crispin Freeman Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Come ask voice actor, writer, and director Crispin Freeman questions, discuss roles past and present, and much more.
Behind the Scenes with English VOCALOIDS Recommended
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
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.
Vocaloid Live Performance
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Come join Diamond Idol Project for a heart pumping electronic live performance qith your favorite vocaloids! Don't forget to bring your pen lights to cheer on the dancers and be sure to sing along if you know the song! You won't want to miss it!
AAAA.Gridman Panel
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Did SSSS.Gridman leave you with lingering questions? Are you curious about where the mysterious hyper agent comes from? You won't need to Access Flash to find out more! Join us as we revealed where Gridman comes from, what Studio Trigger did to breathe new life into this franchise, and how far this meta-referential narrative truly goes!
Ask Quinton Flynn Anything (Anything Appropriate, That Is) Recommended
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
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.
Teen Angst: the panel (Bnha)
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Come one come all to the once in a lifetime panel experience with your favorite heroes and villains. interact with your favorites in a truth or dare style hour of fun and excitement. there will be drama, angst, heartbreak, and even the change of L-l-lo- Lack of aggression. So come on down to unlock 100% of you're potential (unlocking of potential is not guaranteed)
Konosuba
Video Room 2
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Greg Ayres, Quinton Flynn Recommended
Autographs 2
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Concert: MC Lars Recommended
Medium Stage
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Code Geass, Tiger and Bunny, Fate Grand Order
Meetups
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Intro to Longsword and Greatsword
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Have you ever wanted to learn about the real swords that inspired the blades seen in Fate and Dark Souls? What about how to actually use them? We're here to shatter misconceptions and demonstrate true form in swordsmanship.
DangItGrandpa V3
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come down and join the crew of depressed teens of DangItGrandpa [V3]! Ask us questions, truth or dare, and more! Will someone die? Probably! Come find out!
Con & Otaku Horror Stories
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
You have seen, heard, done and witnessed things which crush your soul and leave you a little empty inside. Come and unburden your heavy soul - share your con & otaku related horror stories, hijinks, and general otaku dysfunction. Shock, horror, dismay, and hilarity will ensue!
Homestuck Trivia Kahoot
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come test your Homestuck trivia knowledge in this Kahoot game! Questions will range from the obvious to the obscure and beyond. Prizes will be handed out to the top players! Must have a phone or tablet with internet connectivity to play.
Making Webcomics Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ever read a comic on the internet and said, "Hey, I'd like to do that!" Well, here's your chance to learn how. Guest of honor Trevor Mueller has over 11 years experience in webcomics, and he wants to share his knowledge with you!
Fandom Charades Recommended
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Comic-book writer Russell Lissau (Batman, Old Wounds) will host a fast-moving game of charades featuring the people, places and things from your favorite fandoms!
Cosplay Makeup 101 with Amaya Recommended
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Not sure how to get the cosplay looks you've always wanted? Amaya from Kid Yuki and the Otakus will help show you the way! See a start-to-finish look with tips and tricks along the way. Come with questions, feel free to take pictures, and learn something new!
Disney Sing-Along
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
While we wait for the next live-action reboot to arrive, let's celebrate our favorite classic Disney songs!
What's a Steins;Gate...0?
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
A.I., time machines, futuristic dystopias, gelnanas- yep, it's that kind of party. Whether youve avoided this beta worldline rollercoaster like the plague or (like us) immersed yourself completely in the tradgedy of our beloved hero, join us as we discuss the wonderfully horrible and beautifully tragic sequal to the sci-fi phenomonon Steins;Gate with 'Whats a Steins;Gate . . . 0?' Get your questions answered and maybe even some closure. Trivia and prizes to intellectual debate and controlled chaos, what happens here is yet to be determined. It is the choice of Steins;Gate.
So You Made It Into Class 1A
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
So you passed your exams and made it into the hero course? Congratulations, it's now time to hit the books and get ready to become a hero! Now's your chance to meet your classmates and teacher, but don't worry you'll have lots of fun! Play games, ask questions, and learn what it's truly like to be apart of class 1A. It's time to be Plus Ultra!!
Menhera: The Fashion of Coping
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Magical girls? Listen Flavor? Hospitalcore? Let’s answer your questions and clear up some of the misconceptions surrounding one of the most misunderstood jfashions. Join us for an informative, sickly cute presentation on the menhera subculture and leave with all the resources you need to get started!
Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Photograph Session
Autographs
Saturday: 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Meet Yuri Lowenthal Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Yuri Lowenthal, perhaps best known for his voice work as Sasuke in Naruto, is a writer, actor and producer known for his voice acting in games and animation, including games such as Marvel’s Spider-Man, Dragon Age, Prince of Persia, Sunset Overdrive, Persona, Saints Row, .//Hack, Minecraft Story Mode, shows including Legion of Superheroes, Afro Samurai, Young Justice, RWBY, Camp Camp, Spy Kids: Mission Critical, Ducktales, Space Racers, Batman Ninja, Gotham By Gaslight and Ben 10 and popular anime: Naruto, Tiger & Bunny, Gurren Lagann, just to name a few.
Margaret McDonald, Steam Powered Giraffe, Aurelio Voltaire, Deadlift Lolita
Autographs
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Oscar Seung, Luci Christian, Marcus Stimac, Maile Flanagan Recommended
Autographs 2
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Yuri on Ice, Free, Haikyuu
Meetups
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Welcome to Xadia!
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Ever watched the show The Dragon Prince?? Well, welcome to Xaida! Feel free to ask the princes, Rayla, and their friends any questions about Xadia or Katolis! We'll be playing games as well and make sure Callum doesn't set anything on fire! Prizes will be included!
Iaido Demonstration
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Mugai Shinden Mugai Ryu Iai Hyodo is a traditional, feudal-era style of swordsmanship founded by Tsuji Gettan Sukemochi in the year 1675. This demonstration will show the practical, combative sword techniques with an emphasis on zen and the attainment of enlightenment through swordsmanship.
Scene Dub
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Have you ever wanted to voice over your favorite scene from your favorite anime, cartoon, CG film or video game? Well, here's your chance. Take any experience you've had with theater/singing, voice acting panels, or even just plain quoting your favorite shows and put it to use. Here you will get the chance to perform in front of a live audience. Whether it be an anime series or a Disney film, a video game cut scene or cartoon short, pick a scene from the list and go for it!
Shounen Sh*tshow (13+)
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
A strange wormhole has opened up and thrown a pile of your favorite Shounen characters into our world. The wizard that brought them here said they're have to do an hour of entertainment before they're allowed to go home! Starring characters from shows such as BNHA, HQ, and maybe even JJBA!
Down to Learn Some "High IQ" League of Legends? Pt 2
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Join in for the 2nd part of the “Down to Learn Some League of Legends” Series. All skill leveled players are welcomed no matter what rank you are, so don’t let the title hinder you from coming to participate. Wonder how top tier players understand how and when to use certain lane tactics such as freezing, harassing, roaming, etc? We'll go into more nitty-gritty aspects of League as well as potentially the difference when it comes to playing Solo queue vs competitive team settings.
Music Production: Making Beginner Beats
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Have you ever wanted to put together a hip hop beat or a good pop track for an anime music video, your Youtube videos, or freelance and just make music for those that can not? In this workshop/demo, Radical Surge will break down the basics of drum kits and using drum samples to make some starter beats that have potential to build up into dope marketable beats. Musically challenged? That's okay. Musicians of all levels and those of curiosity are welcome!
Dangan Ronpa Murder Mystery Extravaganza
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:20pm
A body has been discovered! Help the students of Hopes Peak High investigate and solve the mystery and identify the murderer among them will you make the right choice or the dreadfully wrong one?
The Bad Anime Panel - Championship Edition
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Anime is great. Fighting Games are great. Anime based on fighting games? Not so great. Join the guys from The Bad Anime Panel as they make fun of the worst anime based on fighting games!
The Imitation Game
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Who the heck are you? Select a name from a wide variety of characters from many different anime and cartoon shows. After a quick act out and a crack at the voice of your randomly selected character (if your character is not guessed correctly) a 20 question short segment will commence. Answer the questions as if you were the character you are impersonating and see if the audience can figure out who you are.
Boku no Truth or Dare: The Tame Version
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Boku no Truth or Dare: The Tame version! This panel is for those 18 and under! You will be able to Dare the cast of Boku No Hero and ask for Truths! Not only that, but you’ll be able to participate as well! As heroes (and maybe villains) our duty is to let you have fun!
Cosplaying While BLACK
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cosplaying While Black is an educational discussion giving our audience a walk in the shoes through their daily struggles and triumphs of a POC cosplayer at this panel. This panel is open to both non-POC and POC cosplayers and non-cosplayers.As long as you’re mine does open and you’re willing to be educated you are fully welcome.
Joker Game
Video Room 1
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Anne-Happy
Video Room 2
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
The Masquerade Recommended
Grand Stage
Saturday: 4:30pm - 6:20pm
Our masquerade will be the best opportunity to see some awesome, talented cosplayers. To compete, online/advanced entry is required. We have experienced costuming judges, and excellent competitors who will give you their best on stage!
MC Lars, YTCracker, Mega Ran, Raj Ramayya
Autographs
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Kid Yuki and the Otakus, Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt Recommended
Autographs 2
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Office Trivia
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Finally! An opportunity to use all those months spent watching and then re watching The Office! Come put your Office knowledge to the test with The Office Trivia, we will have multiple rounds of trivia that increase in difficulty as you progress and of course there are prizes to be won at the end. And don't worry, we'll keep it short...(that's what she said)
Fool on Cool (FLCL panel)
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Join OrchidCosplay and the charming Noah Nicholas as they discuss the cult classic anime series FLCL. Covering a wide variety of topics ranging from fan theories and what we hope for in a potential fourth entry to the series. If you are a fan or are just potentially interested please feel free to come on down and join in the discussion!
Manga Matchmaking
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Are you an anime fan looking to get into manga, but aren't sure where to start? This panel is for you! We'll start with popular anime and recommend manga that you might like based off of them, so you're sure to find something to read that you'll enjoy!
Intro to King of Fighters
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
There are a lot of fighting games out there, huh? The King of Fighters is one of them, though it’s often overlooked here in America. Let's change that! Ever been interested in learning how to play but think the game is too daunting compared to other fighters? Never fear! Come and learn the basic with me! Let’s burn to fight!
Q&A with Aurelio Voltaire Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Come join musician Aurelio Voltaire and ask your most burning questions.
Fate/Grand Order - BB's Takeover
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Whoops! It seems that BB has exited the Moon Cell to hijack the Fate/Grand Order panel! We are looking for fun, energetic people to talk to, play truth or dare with, ask questions, and just generally make a slightly cringey but memorable experience with the panelists which may include fan favorites such as Merlin or Jeanne d'Arc or Edward Teach (okay not him, but you get the idea)! Stop on by and may your rolls be blessed!
Creatives Searching for Sanity
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
You’re a creative! Yay! But you still gotta adult. Boo! So come commiserate with other busy, adulting creatives and learn some new ways to make time and ENJOY your creative pursuits!
Black Butler Book of Palooza
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Come one, come all. welcome to the greatest spectacular on earth. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you might even make some best friends. Come join your favorite characters and get to know them better. We live to serve you all and show just how much hell of a butler we are
Trap Queen’s LGBTQ Cosplay
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Come talk about cosplaying and being apart of the LGBTQ community we all encourage you to sit in and talk with us in a safe environment for all.
Anime and Otaku Rap Music Panel
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Anime and Otaku Rap musical genre has been making waves worldwide since 2012. Come learn about, test your Anime and Otaku knowledge for prizes, and jam to Rap music made by Otaku and Anime fans for Otaku and Anime fans.
Anime Flea Market
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Need some last minute cash for the vendors hall? In a pinch for an extra penny? Got some good stuff that needs a good home such as cosplay, anime,ect? The come on down to Beta_Boy_'s anime flea market where you to can find a diamond in the rough for the low low price of reasonable!
Mortal Kombat 11
Video Gaming
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Can we build it? I dunno, let's talk about it!
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 5:30pm - 6:50pm
Ever look at a character's armor or weapon and think "I wanna make that, but how?" There's a lot of talk about EVA and worbla, but what else is there to use? This panel will focus on Materials and Techniques used for cosplay armor and prop construction. Here you can see a few examples of nonstandard cosplay creation materials, and ask questions about things you want to make! Feel free to bring pictures or drawings of characters and/or props!
Concert: September Mourning Recommended
Medium Stage
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
September Mourning is a project by Emily Lazar and Marc Silvestri, which revolves around the fictional concept of a human-grim reaper hybrid named September (Lazar), as she navigates the world of the living and the world of the dead, with her human side possessing empathy and giving some human souls a second chance.
What it takes to be an idol
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to be an idol? Being idol can be a lot of work, but it’s so much fun! We’re both very experienced in performing and being in idol groups, and we’re super excited to share our knowledge with you! Feel free to ask us any questions and we’ll tell you anything you want to know! Stay tuned to the end for an amazing performance!!
Blizzard Writing Sucks
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Filthyweebs Blizzard's Buffs talk about the recurrent flaws in World of War Craft and Overwatch! Come watch as we tear these titles to shreds!
My Cheer Academia
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Hello Everyone! We so excited to welcome you to join us class 1a with all our cheer Spirit! Well besides Momo but the rest of us are excited to play games with you and cheer you on as prizes will be included! We hope you’ll join class 1a for some cheertastic fun!!
Top OP 2019 Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Every season, a flood of new anime songs is released into the world; some good, some not so much. Kid Yuki takes you through what makes a truly great opening song, as well as his top songs of the year so far.
Marvel Comics 101
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Did Endgame and Far From Home leave you wanting more? Well come on down and learn about the Comic Book Universe(s)! There'll be laughs, free stuff, and you'll learn a thing or two!
Armor Academy: Scale Armour
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Since the dawn of time, scale armor has been the coolest of all the armors. In this panel, we will teach the basic art of scale mail weaving, and send you home with a small piece of scale armor forged by your own hands. There will be a fifteen dollar materials fee to participate in this panel, but any may observe for free.
Hetalia Meets Nyotalia
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
God has decided that it's time for both sides to clash as the Hetalians and Nyotalians meet each other for the first time! Join us in their journey for a Q&A and Truth or Dare!
BNHA Q+A
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
A Q+A for your favorite heroes....and villains. Ask them questions, be it hard or easy. Ask all your burning questions!
Danganronpa: Trial Happy Havoc!
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Oh no! A mystery is afoot in Hope's Peak Academy! Come join the cast of Danganronpa as they investigate the clues to the mystery and partake in a class trial to find out "whodunit!" Can you solve the mystery? Or will it forever be lost in time? Only one way to find out!
Sculpting, Figures, Models, and Free Clay
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Using Clay we will study the anatomical form, texture, proportion, movement, and techniques to achieve a realistic modeling style. We will talk about Casting, Resins, and Polymer Clay too. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP WHATEVER YOU CREATE!!! Come make your favorite Anime character out of clay! ALL are welcome!
Gunslinger Girls
Video Room 1
Saturday: 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Code Geass
Video Room 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 8:50pm
Concert: Lexa Terrestrial Recommended
Medium Stage
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Lexa Terrestrial is a UFO Rap Goddess and little kawaii girl, but she’s a vicious spitter. Her albums “Chase Dreams Not Boys” & “LeX-Files” are a mesh of Pop, Trap & Synthwave. Lexa has her own alien street inspired Fashion Line. Find her on Spotify, Apple or wherever you listen to Music.
Nerdy Music Panel Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Join the likes of YTCracker, Mega Ran, and MC Lars in a Q&A panel all about making nerdy music for nerds.
Women Make Anime
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Anime women slay demons, save heroes, and kick ass! Join us in celebrating strong, independent women like Erza from Fairy Tale, Nami from One Piece, Akane from Ranma 1/2, and many MANY more!
Let's Talk Voice Acting
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Are you new to voice acting? Do you dabble in the art of it? Or are you down right pro? No matter what your skill level may be, we welcome you to come join our panel to get loosey goosey and comfortable with your voice! Here you'll find new skills, advice, and fun exercises!
Cards Against SoulEater
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Come play some CAH with the cast of Soul Eater! Interact with your favourite characters and see if you can make the cast laugh. Winners receive special prizes from the cast! Bring your most comedic personality and bring on the jokes.
Fairy Tail Academia Piece (MHA, Fairy Tail, One Piece VA Panel) Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
My Hero Fairy Tail? One Piece Academia? One Hero Tail? Join some amazing voice actors from these popular shows to talk about what it's like to be a voice actor working on some of the most popular anime in the world. Ask questions about being a voice actor, about these anime, about your favorite characters, and more.
Fatal Frame Folklorist
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
If you ever wanted to get into the lore and discussions of the Fatal Frame series, here's where to be. Rena will lead a discussion and answer questions on the basics of the Fatal Frame series whether your a veteran of it or just curious.
Writing for Comics and Manga Recommended
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Comics and manga are written very differently from other media. Join special guest Trevor Mueller and learn the ins and outs of this unique storytelling medium and how to make your stories come to life!
Stuck! At home. Again
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
We've all been to a Homestuck panel before, they've been good and bad. How will this one turn out? Only one way to find out.
Fem! Hero Academia
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Get to know the GIRLS of Class 1-A! Midnight and the other teachers would be supervising the class to make sure no harm comes to any of our fans. Prizes will be included!
We're Going On A Trip With Some Trippy Marvel Ships
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
We will have a discussion and fun about the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Comic topics are also always welcomed. Depending on the time, we will be playing a game based on the audience's liking: Dating Game; Charades; Pictionary; or more! As the name of the panel suggests, there might be some shipping choices that might not be everyone's cup of tea, but could possibly make everyone have a good laugh. If you do plan to come, make sure to have a very open mind.
Nintendo, you had ONE JOB!
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Up until now, Nintendo has been going great, until the power of the super crown came to life. Now, the Internet has been plagued with a wonderful yet horrid curse. Join Bowsette, the true ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom and her shadow siren assistant Vivian as they discuss this matter whilst the Mario Bros and the princesses have been captured and are forced to take part. Indulge in snacks exclusively made in the Mushroom Kingdom, play some games, and ask us any question you have! (No, we don't know if Waluigi will be put in Smash)
Concert: Aurelio Voltaire Recommended
Grand Stage
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs “Brains!” and “Land of the Dead” from the Cartoon Network show “The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy”. Voltaire’s live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombie prostitutes and wrestles Krakens. Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 20 years. He’s released 13 full length CDs. Most recently, Aurelio Voltaire can be seen in his informative and hilarious Youtube series, Gothic Homemaking. In this show, that can best be described as Pee Wee’s Playhouse for spooky kids, he demonstrates how to turn your boring apartment into a Gothic lair with the help of a desiccated co-host, Orville Deadenbacher and a bunch of other recurring monster characters.
The Underrated Anime Panel 2: Back with Con-vengeance!
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
We know what you're thinking: "another one of these panels..." But rest assured we're not your average lemon anime discussion panel. We're older, hangrier, and bleeding for our contenders as we present to you another round of the underdog masterpieces we've had the pleasure of experiencing. Two years ago we brought to you the best of the best underrated anime. This time, we're packing the big guns (because they're not on our lists). If you stan SAO or are neck deep in the catching up with Naruto this may not be the place for you. But if you are a man of culture as well or want to be, we'll see you there!
Fate Grand Order! Go!
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Welcome all Masters and Servants! Come join us and our wacky stories how we were able to win the Holly Grail war! With silly truth & dares, Q&A’s , Fate Go game discussions ! Don’t miss out on the Fun! See you there!!
A Positive Look at Mental Illness in Anime
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Mental health issues and mental illnesses tend to get a bad rap in media portrayals. Are you tired of the character with mental health issues always being the bad guy? Are you interested in learning more about positive portrayals mental illnesses in anime? This panel is for you! We will explore a number of anime that feature characters with mental health issues without demonizing them. Potentially triggering issues, including but not limited to suicidal thoughts and self-harm, will be discussed. Viewer discretion is advised.
When I say Vol, You Say...
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Your paladins have worked hard for many years saving the universe. To celebrate, they are coming to Anime Midwest to answer some of your questions and to play some games with you guys! Maybe by the end of the panel, Keith can finally do the cheer correctly.
We Bare Bears are at AMW??
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Join the bears for an hour of games and fun!
Black Butler & the Devil
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Interested in the medieval British history of demonology as related to Black Butler? Want to learn where Sebastian's demonic seal comes from, how real practitioners of the past made contracts with devils and how to make a magick seal of your own? This is the panel for you! Please note that the seals you will create will not actually be Satanic, so don't be scared! We will also be learning how to make "sigils"--special symbols you create that are one-of-a-kind. While some degree of tolerance of Pagan traditions/witchcraft is probably necessary for you to enjoy the panel, if you're a fan of Black Butler you won't be shocked by the material presented. However, do keep in mind that the presenter herself is a religious-friendly atheist and will not be promoting actual witchcraft.
Hellsing: Behind the Blood
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Hellsing is more than just a fun bloodfest; layers of subtext are lost on the casual fan – and doubly lost on the casual English-speaking fan. Did you know Rip’s entire storyline was taken from the German opera she sings? That many of the characters came from earlier hentai works? We’ll take you behind the blood.
Nekopara - The Spectacular Sleepover
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Vanilla and Chocola are having a sleepover! They are inviting you to come and join! Fun games are to be played and prizes to be won! Cute cat girls and fun games? What more could you want?
The Ultimate Anime Smackdown!!!
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
An in-depth panel discussion with healthy audience participation in exploring the social, political, and economic interactions between characters found in anime and video game series, specifically when thrust into uncharted territories.
Danganronpa Slumber Party
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Join the Danganronpa for a fun slumber party! We will be answering questions and playing games! We hope you join us for this amazing and fun night! ^^
Happy Breaktime: UNDERTALE/ DELTARUNE Panel
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Come join your favorite characters from Undertale & Deltarune in this happy break from the bustle of con life. There will be games, prizes, and skits involved. Remember, no screaming allowed, (but you know you can do anything).
Making an Original character and tag
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
With the spread of Tik Tok and the original character tags people are making to do group roleplay and videos with, many people have begun to make original characters. This panel will be to help you learn effective ways to make characters you and others will love
Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood
Video Room 1
Saturday: 8:00pm - 10:50pm
Concert: FEMM Recommended
Grand Stage
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:20pm
These mannequins have emotion. See them live on stage in an incredible performance.
Armor Academy: Leather
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
In this panel, we will teach you the black magic secrets of making leather armor. We'll go over basic leather crafting, fitting, and the wide variety of hardware available, and send you home adorned with a leather bracer of your own creation.There will be a twenty-five dollar materials fee to participate in this panel, but any may observe for free!
We Are Here!
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
To test how well UA students are with dealing with fans, their teachers assigned them to host a panel, where despite either being shy or confident, that they can deal with what comes with being a Pro. Join the students for activities and games!
Hypnosis 101: The Real Deal
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Hypnosis is an enduring subject in popular culture, and anime and manga are no exception! But what's hypnosis really all about? In this panel, I'll discuss the history, application and limits of hypnosis and answer your questions about hypnosis and hypnotherapy. NOTE: The presenter has a degree in hypnotherapy and is a Certified Master Hypnotist. No stage hypnosis techniques will be used during this panel.
Nordic Sleepover
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
The Nordic 5 haven’t seen much of each other, their busy lives getting in the way. Denmark suggests for them to have a sleepover and brings them all to Norway’s house for a night of catching up, games, and all the crazy shenanigans the countries can get up to!
LGBT Equality in Anime and Games Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
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!
Pesterlogs from a Hat
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
In a Homestuck-styled parody of the famous Who's Line Is It Anyway? game, we will take prompt suggestions at the start and our cast of Beta kids and trolls will improv situations and responses!
Anime Captions Against Humanity
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Have a dirty mind or a clever way with words? Love the game Cards Against Humanity, or those soul-crushing demotivational posters on the internet? Come help create the best (or is it worst?) captions for anime screengrabs & illustrations. CRUSH YOUR COMPETITION, WIN AT LIFE.
Cartoon Game Night
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join us and be transported from your everyday lives into a once-in-a-lifetime night of fun and competition as you enter the ultimate cartoon themed game night! We promise the prize for winning will be better than a scooby snack!
Vaporize's Cool Live
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Do you love K-pop? Do you love J-pop? How about Love Live? If you love at least one of the three genres, then you're at the right place! Come see Vaporize, an idol group based in the Midwest, have their first live performance at AMW! We will be performing a mixture of Love Live, J-pop, and K-pop in this special performance of ours. Please come to our show and show support! We would love to see you all there!
Pretty Setters on Break
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Ever wonder what the setters are up to when they’re not at practice? Now you can find out! Ask them all of the questions that you have been dying to know. With these pretty setters, it’ll be a great time!
Ouran high school hosts a sleepover
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
The doors open and instead of rose petals you are greeted with pink colored spotlights leading the way to the giant sleepover. The invitation describes fun activities such as: Honey I love you, Truth or Dare, Freeze, and many other commoner games. Come and Kiss Kiss Fall asleep with the Host Club! (If they even let anyone sleep in the first place....)
Trinity Blood
Video Room 2
Saturday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Concert: Steam Powered Giraffe Recommended
Grand Stage
Saturday: 9:30pm - 10:50pm
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance. More than just a band, Steam Powered Giraffe is an experience that must be seen and heard by the entire family. The artists behind the SPG robots started street busking as these quirky characters back in January 2008 at Balboa Park, California, instantly drawing the attention of Southern California. They have since performed at such venues as The San Diego Fair, The San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Ontario Mills, and numerous Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Steampunk Conventions. Their act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music. From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves.
Forbidden Fandom Dames: A Burlesque Extravaganza! Recommended
Medium Stage
Saturday: 10:00pm - 11:20pm
Rhinestones, feathers, and sequins! Oh my! You will not want to miss these over the top performances by the Dames!
Fate GOes 18+
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Fate Grand Order goes 18! See what the servants do behind the battles at Chaldea! Cole our for Q&A, Truth or Dare, and other goodies! It’ll sure be a whale of a time!
Super danganronpa 2 sleepover party
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Come join the super danganronpa 2 ultimates ( and of course Hajime) in a sleepover party panel It’ll have Q&A, candy And many games that are worth joining in on. We’ll have every ones favorite teacher Chise Yukizome joining us!! This panel isn’t spoiler free so be warn we will spill spoilers from all games!!
Intro to Shibari (18+)
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Have you ever wanted to learn about rope bondage? Rope materials, diameters, and load strength are all important factors in what you can and can't work with. We will also discuss the history of rope bondage, and the positive effects of BDSM in a relationship dynamic.
This is no Zaku boy, no Zaku.
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Join us for a discussion for the history of the Gundam Franchise with some awesome giveaways!
Just DDLC
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Join the club for an adventure in poetry and literature! Just make sure you don't mess with the source files.
The life of an actor in Dallas, TX Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Marcus Stimac lives in Dallas, Texas, which is one of the centers of the voiceover industry in America. Come hear their experiences living and working as an actor and voice actor in the area.
Ecchi sales force 5! (18+)
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 10:00pm - 11:20pm
So, Japan. They have a lot of cool stuff. Anime, J-Pop, Pocky, Pokemon, Onaholes... Japan has a booming sex toy market, and we want YOU to help the panelists decide what to buy! Bring your best salesman's handshake and smile, and try not to laugh too hard while trying to sell us on why we should buy the pepee 360 wankers! Or, of course, just come to laugh.
Vine Jeopardy (18+)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Do you like Vines? Do you enjoy good quality memes? Do you like using self deprecating humor as a coping mechanism to deal with the inevitable collapse of society? Then come join us for Vine and meme related games!
DRAMAtically and Murderously Yours Ft XritaXchrisX (18+)
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
A Ship has come from the previously unknown Island of Midorijima. On it is a group of people who became known as Dramatical Murder. Aoba and his friends are on a search for someone who disappeared long ago. On The Way crazy antics ensue and they welcome all questions.
Speed Dating 101 (18+)
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 10:00pm - 11:20pm
Welcome one and all to Speed Dating 101! Are you looking to make new friends? Are you single? Are you simply bored out of your mind? Then this is the place for you! Everyone is welcome! Snacks may or may not be provided...come and find out!
Ask The Arcana After Dark
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
What does a Widowed Countess, a Wandering Magician, and a Drunken Doctor have in common? A bit of magic and a problematic goat-man. Join the cast of the mobile game, The Arcana, for a bit of after dark fun, games, and questions.
FEMM Meet and Greet / Autographs Recommended
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Meet the robotic mannequins! Autographs are limited to one item per person.
The Circus Is In Town? (Black Butler) (16+)
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
The Noah’s Ark Circus has arrived in London once again! What acts will they put on this time? Juggling? Tiger taming? The ever dangerous trapeze or tightrope artists? Or... the fact Noah’s Ark is a family-friendly circus, while the main stage participate in the underground after the curtains fall?
Read Hentai with the Zoot Crew (18+)
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Join the Zoot Crew, consisting of OrchidCosplay & Noah "The Zootman" Nicholas, in reading a variety of the best (and worst) nhentai.net has to offer. If you have an appreciation for funny voices and commentary or an for the art of hentai please come on down. (Panel is explicit, not for the feint of heart)
PJ Time with SanderSide
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Welcome one, Welcome all to this Sander Sides fan panel. Enjoy an interactive Q&A With all of the sides, Thomas and deceit! This panel is a fun time for all ages and fans! Come around and meet your favorite side
Love Live Sleepover!!!
Panel Room 11
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Grab your blankets and Nesoberis, because ‘Sweet Honey Idols’ is hosting a Love Live Sleepover! Featuring a Q&A, Truth or Dare , Trivia, prizes and the latest in idol sleep wear fashion! Please join us for a night we hope to never forget! Besides, who needs sleep when you have Idols?
Diabolick Lovers Speed Dating Panel
Panel Room 12
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Hello lovely’s~ Were so excited to give you the opportunity to get to know us each individually. We hope we get the chance to meet you all~ Will we be your dream men and women? You can’t forget about Yuki! Join us for a night of fun!!
my hero sleepover
Panel Room 13
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
come join pro heros, heros in training and even some villans in this awesome sleepover where we will have games such as freeze truth or dare and even bingo. we will give out candy prizes to the winners of these games and we will also do improv and a questionare.
Danganronpa V3: Quiplash Harmony (18+)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Join the cast of V3 as they face off to see who can produce the funnier quips!
Succubus 101: hosted by Mistress Miki (18+)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Come join the temptress of the evening, Mistress Miki, as she bewitches you into a night of humorous pleasures. With up close and personal lessons on how to become the most sultry of Succubi, or the most irresistible of incubi, how can you possibly refuse? You can't that's why~
Insomniac’s- Welp here we are again folks (18+)
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Come join us for some meaningless fun at a late night cause we all can’t sleep why not right?
Law And Pop Culture: The Return!
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
The always popular Law and Pop Culture panel returns, refreshed, revived, and looking for revenge!* In this panel, experienced intellectual property attorneys will hit the highlights of the kinds of legal issues that come up in the arts and creative industries. But this time, we're going to just describe them, and then lead an interactive discussion on how *you* think the law does and should interact with artists and fans. Bring questions and be ready to have fun! *Revenge content may vary.
Persona 5 sleepover
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Join your favorite phantom thieves and confidants for a fun filled hour of games and a Q&A
Samurai 7
Video Room 1
Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:50am
Naruto: Shippuuden
Video Room 2
Saturday: 11:00pm - 1:50am
The Mud Puddle Recommended
Grand Stage
Saturday: 11:30pm - 3:50am
Anime Midwest's amazing late night dance with epic, heart-thumping music, brilliant lights, and so much excitement.

Sunday

Want to Join Fairy Tail?
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Do you have what it takes to join Fairy Tail? Join Lucy and some members of the Fairy Tail guild in a Q&A followed by a Kahoot! Top players will get a prize! Make sure your phones are charged for this panel as you will need them to participate in the Kahoot.
Death Eaters Summer Bash.
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Mayhem in is the air as the darkest wizards take over Anime Midwest. The dark lord has gathered his council for a panel of summer evil planning. Come ask your pressing questions and maybe even suggest some evil for us to get into.
Hey, it’s ya boi, Calimari DankMemes
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Wanna have a good time and play some games with the Baku squad? Then, come to this panel! You'll get to see the three best boi's from the squad; Mina, Bakugo, and Kaminari recreate different vines and memes! Oh, and the best part; it's a slumber party!
Rick and Morty Season 4: THE PREGAME (18+)
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
So many booze, so little time...wubbalubbadubdub indeed. Four's a party when we're only four months away from season 4 premiering! You think you have what it takes to trump the best of them in the meantime? Come display your devotion to the most pointlessly glorified phenomena adult swim has offered this century and take on Rick and Morty in head to head trivia and interactive games having any and everything to do with everyone's favorite space grandpa and stuttering grandson. Who knows, there may be some guest appearances from alternate universes to spice things up (18+ just in case kiddos). Be there or be Jerr(y)!
Lend A Voice: H Game Edition (18+)
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Mou-ii yo~! IT’S LEWD TIME! PRUDES NOT WELCOME! Bring some popcorn and you’re sexual frustrations as we play and voice over some hentai Visual Novels.
Anime Dating game with Dirty Mike and the Boys
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Have you went to Rate Your Husbando or Your Waifu is Sh!t. Then found out that’s what she is and he just don’t rate high enough for you anymore. Well if that’s so come on down to Dirty Mike and The Boys anime dating game and Try The classic dating game with an adult twist. Try to win over our mystery contestants by appealing to their hearts or awakening their animalistic desires? It’s up to you to decide.
We Saved The Universe. Now what? (18+)
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
It’s been awhile since the universe was saved and the Paladins miss each other. They find an opportunity to get together for a fun time full of games and whatever else they come up with! 18+
You Wouldn't Believe What I Found on AO3 (18+)
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
You know that really, really bad fanfiction you read and showed all of your friends to cringe at? We've collected them, and want to share them all with you. Feel free to bring your own examples and excerpts to tell the group about once we're done traumatizing you with our own.
55 Minutes with Merle
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Hello fellow followers of Pan and other less awesome peasants! Welcome to the panel lead by yours truly, Merle Highchurch. Come join me and other fan favorites like the two less important members of the Tres Horny Bois, and Ango Mac&Cheese, among other BoB members. Together we will discuss matters such as what a cleric is actually supposed to do and the various types of friendly plants one might encounter in DnD. Bring questions, dares (and maybe some concerns) to this fun and adventurous panel!
RWBY pajama party
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Join team RWBY and possibly others for a slumber party! We’ll play games, hand out prizes, and answer questions with YOU! So slip on your favorite PJs and come on down to the team RWBY pajama party!
In Which Shiro Needs A Break
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Shiro, the formal pilot of the black lion, is babysitting the rest of the paladins, like always. Come join him and the rest of the paladins for some shenanigans, and watch Shiro's will to live slowly fade away!
Dance The Con Away
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Get ready for a kpop random dance play to some of your favorite kpop songs of 2019 and more! Everyone is welcome so come on over and have some fun!
Improv at beacon
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
This will be an improv intensive RWBY themed workshop taught by none other than Ruby herself and some other hunters and huntresses from Beacon Academy. this will involve scene work, games and fun shenanigans in a theater class setting, but with a twist. we will be doing this based on the Anime RWBY and immerse you into the world of Remnant through improve.
Bob After Dark Presents: The Paranormal and You
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Join horror host Bob with Bob After Dark as he takes you on. Journey into the shadows. Learn some Chicago land spooky lore, urban legends, and get a chance to tell a sighting you may have had.
Struggles With Online Dating (18+)
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
In the age of the internet, the struggle to build a connection is real, especially whenost attempts at conversation seem to go straight to unwelcome imagery. We’re here to share in your frustration, share some of our favorite interactions, and hear yours. Solidarity, my friends.
Hentai Hell (18+)
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Join us as we share the most insane, disturbing, and hilarious 18+ content from Japan and beyond. This is two hours that will stay burned in your brain well after the convention is over.
Let's SMASH! (18+)
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Come for the quirks stay for the twerks! Join your favorite class 1-A twinks for some post rave fan service!
The Nudist Competitions (18+)
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Nudist Beach needs you! join our splendid Nudist warriors for a night of fun as you learn our deepest secrets, challenge our resolve, and see maybe a bit more than you wanted to.
Life & Death as a Sonic Fan (18+)
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Are you a fan of Sonic The Hedgehog? If so, this is THE panel to discuss the fast life and times of the blue blur. The good, the bad, and the ugly; nothing will be left off the table in this discussion of our favorite blue hedgehog!
Attack on Eren
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
hey, jean here. i made this panel just because i wanted to make fun of eren the whole time. the rest of the group, especially eren, didn't like that idea though so i guess we'll just have a boring q&a with some games and stuff. they let me keep the name though, thank god.
Ultimate Werewolf (17+)
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Have you ever wanted to kill your friends? Well now you can! Join us for a game of deception and roleplay to find out who-dun-it. Turn into a werewolf at night and choose which neighbor to kill or channel your cosmic power as a seer and see who is your ally and who is your enemy. Only those who deceive and sleuth their way through will survive!
Naruto Werewolf Game
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Join us for a game of werewolf based and themed off of Naruto. Roles of Naruto characters will be filled for the game of Naruto. Have a good time with Naruto cosplayers and take on the role of a Naruto character in a game of werewolf. Kill or be killed!
Kin I Get An Uhhh...
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Ever wondered what otherkin/fictionkin is? Want to share memories from your timelines? Want a pendulum reading from one of our panelists? Then this is the panel for you! Come learn about the world of kin and have some fun!
Diabolick Bite On UNO!! Panel
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Hello Beautiful’s~ We are so happy to be working with you and play team UNO with you lovely’s. Seven lucky ladies or gentlemen will get the chance to choose one of us as our partner for team UNO!! We will try are best to keep our fangs away from your lovely necks and focus on the game as prizes are included!!! We would love for you to join us and Yui!!
Mental health and cosplay
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come join us and talk about how cosplay can help with mental health or effect the mental health.
Apples to Fairy Tail
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
The classic game of Apples to Apples, with a Fairy Tail spin! Players will form teams to match red noun cards to green adjective cards and make the best combinations. Prizes will be awarded to all participants.
​Our 5 Most Haunted Locations in Illinois (Updated for 2019)
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
For many the State of Illinois is nothing but a fly over state, but to us in the paranormal Illinois has a rich history with many haunted locations. In this panel, we’ll talk about our 5 most haunted Illinois locations and show you the evidence to prove that. Have you been to any of these locations? You’ll have to come to the panel and find out.
Welcome To The Roast
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Ready for Part Two of the first roast panel from CAD? Well, we’ve come back and more roasts are available this time!! Get ready to roast the panelists or anyone else in the room and we’ll roast you too!!!!!
Think Outside the Binary!
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Have you ever wondered what it means to be non-binary? Maybe you are curious and want to be more informed. Maybe you are questioning and want a deeper look into it. Here at this panel, your local non-binary loser helps answer all your questions about what “non-binary” is, what it’s like to be non-binary, and other questions you may have. Let’s open this umbrella term and start thinking outside the binary!
So You Survived your First Convention: Advice Panel
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Congratulations, you've made it through your first convention! Still have questions? Come and ask some seasoned con goers about anything and everything you might want to know!
Enter the World of Dreams - Takarazuka Revue Q & A
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Takarazuka Revue is an all-female, Japanese musical theater troupe. Talented women play both male and female roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales. Come to our panel and learn more about this amazing theater troupe, as well as learn some basic Takarazuka-terms, watch clips of their performances and ask any questions. Various prizes will be given out to those attending. Come join in the sparkles, ruffles and feathers of Takarazuka!
Welcome to the Host Club!
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
The Ouran host club is here to talk about ourselves and visit the wonderful people at the con to see how everyone is doing, we hope that you all will join us while we sip tea and eat cake all for you~ Hope to see you soon!
Spongebob Trivia
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Think you’re a Spongebob Squarepants super fan? Come put your knowledge to the test. Winners get prizes and their own personal bubble buddy!
Dance with Devils
Video Room 1
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:50am
Kiznaiver
Video Room 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 12:50pm
Concert: VOCAMERICA
Grand Stage
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
VOCAMERICA is a certified Fan-Produced VOCALOID concert event featuring Western VOCALOIDS and Vocal Synths. The project is the creation of Virginia-based VOCALOID producer EmpathP. The goal of VOCAMERICA is to educate and entertain fans of this ever-growing musical phenomenon with emphasis on the more uncommon Western VOCALOIDs. This is achieved through providing live holographic concerts, lectures, and workshops to conventions and expos all over the world.
More Voice Actors of Anime Midwest Recommended
Medium Stage
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Some of our voice actors are still here on Sunday - so come by, say hi, hear some stories about voice acting, ask some questions, and meet some of the most awesome people on Planet Earth. They're not cool enough for Mars though, but that's okay. ;)
The Madman's Guide to Game development
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
So, you want to design a video game, do you? A grand fantasy epic, spanning seven worlds, with a hundred different enemies, dozens of branching story-lines, and with a main character who is just flawless in every way, save a tragic backstory. Of course, you don't know where exactly to start, but that's not going to matter...right? Well, if you want to know where to start, I can help you with that.
Asexuality in the Anime Fandom
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Many anime fans identify themselves as asexual, and many asexual characters appear in anime. Join a discussion about asexuality in the anime fandom, led by an openly asexual anime fan with autism who has enjoyed anime throughout his life.
Let’s talk fictionkin
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Do you know what fictionkin is? Do you think you’re fictionkin? Do you know you’re fictionkin? Well then this is the place for you! We’re going to be talking about fictionkin terms such as canonmate and sympath, how to know if you’re a kinnie, and the good and bad of the fictionkin community.
The Arcana Summer Romance
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Summer is here and romance is in the air. Join as your favorite Arcana members get together for an hour of fun and mischief. Enjoy as the Main 6 answer your questions, indulge in audience conversation and maybe even perform some of your pressing dares. Will you win the heart of one of the 6? There’s only one way to find out!
Epic Fights of Anime History (Debates)
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Join the Zoot Crew (OrchidCosplay and Noah "The Zootman" Nicholas) in debating a variety of anime topics such as "who would win in a fight" or "who is the superior waifu". Be sure to bring your best evidence to back up your argument because these debates will surely be heated!
Diabolik Lovers Summer Festival Q&A
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Do you like Sadisitc vampire boys? Then come to our Summer Festival themed Diabolik Lovers Panel! Your six favorite Sakamakis will be answering questions, taking dares, and maybe even play some games! For an hour packed full of some bloody good fun, come and find us!
Sewing Tips & Tricks!
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Want to get started on making your own cosplays? This panel will discuss some techniques you can use on your next cosplay! Come watch as we demo techniques to improve your sewing from French hems to Bias Tape making!
A SolAR* Visual Musical Show
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
In this show SolAR* displays her newest image and sound compilations of original animated shorts and found visuals set to uplifting and relaxing electronic music. Items to be performed live include, Flash Beagle's Night Out, Sailor Moon Calling All Scouts (We go deep) and Care Bears and the Power of Love, to name a few. So sit back and enjoy a segment of animated storytelling and soothing music with a positive message.
UA High: The Bloopers
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Come meet the Kids of classes 1A and 1B Aizawa] and Talk about what exactly goes on within the walls of the esteemed school. From a Q/A to Games to A possibly truth and dare session. Come join us for a fun time! [Preferably 13]
Animation of Cuphead
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Cuphead is a game that imitates many cartoons from the 30’s and 40’s. We will go over the history of animation as well as it’s influences on Cuphead, as well as going through many techniques animators have used from past and present day.
Lexa Terrestrial, Margaret McDonald, Deadlift Lolita, Fuki, Zwei
Autographs
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Joel Weiss, Marcus Stimac, Maile Flanagan, Steam Powered Giraffe Recommended
Autographs 2
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Homestuck, Lore Olympus
Meetups
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Voiceover Mini Masterclass Recommended
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Join veteran Voice Actor (and Guinness World Record holder!) Steve Blum (Zeb–Star Wars Rebels, Spike–Cowboy Bebop, Starscream–Transformers Prime, Wolverine (and the X-Men), Tank–Call of Duty, Shoe and Sparky–Boxtrolls, TOM–Toonami) and accomplished Voice Actor/Director/Singer Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Tangled, the Series, She-Ra, Star Wars Resistance, Naruto, Star Wars Rebels, Silent Hill, Cowboy Bebop, Steven Universe) in a fascinating deep dive into the Voiceover Industry and how to find and develop your own unique voice.
How to Train Your Disney
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Everybody knows Disney! Everybody loves Disney! But is Disney perhaps perpetuating harmful social stereotypes? Come join the centuries-long war to determine if Disney is good... or evil. Dun dun dun!
Paganism & Pop Culture
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Paganism has existed for years, but in the past decade people have added a pop culture spin to it. Whether it be Pokemon inspired spells, altars dedicated to your favorite comic character, or using fandom themed tarot decks, the world of paganism, witchcraft, and pop culture often overlap. Come join us for a presentation and discussion about these topics, with a Q&A at the end.
Boku no hero Pictionary
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
It’s summer! ...so why are we in school? Oh well at least we can play Pictionary to pass the time! That’s right, class 1-A is going to flex our drawing skills and you, the audience, get to guess just what the heck that weird scribble is meant to be!
Gun Gale Online: Locked and Loaded
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come join GGO's most iconic duo, LLENN and Pito as they answer all your questions and go absolutely bonkers! You want wanna miss these two in action, especially since they are fully armed with prizes!
RIFFING: The lost art of Snark Recommended
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Brian Heinz (FKA The Last Angry Geek) has long been part of the Semi-Pro division of riffing. His show GEEK-RIFFS has produced nearly 20 episodes over the last 5 years, as well as several DVD-exclusive riffs. He and his friends won a contest in 2008 that led to them producing a riff for RIFFTRAX of Batman Forever. Brian has even met Joel Hodgson and presented him with a DVD of his own riffs. Brian is still recovering from being tackled by Joel's security but he's here now to teach you the ins and outs of mocking what others poured their hearts and souls into making.
On the spot
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
An improvisation game show where we put you the audience to the test, learn the basics of improv and improve your sense of humor through a series of 60 second games, not lecture.
History of Sharp Shiny Pointy Things Recommended
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
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.
Anime Church
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Are you ready to go to Church?! We shall teach you about waifus and who we should worship! We'll take your church and make you feel the holy ghost!
Working on Traditional Manga with Ogawa Burukku Recommended
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Join Ogawa Burukku as they discuss their experience working on Traditional Manga both in America and in Japan.
DIY Amazing Cosplay
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
So you want to join in the cosplay fun but don't know where to start? Great! Come to learn the basics of awesome cosplay building and creation from scratch, stay for the hilarious stories of cosplay mishaps and misadventures. A fun time for all!
Musical Medley 4.0
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Love shows like Dear Evan Hansen, Heathers, Be More Chill, and others? Know every word by heart or at least pretend to? Have a friend you want to introduce to the world of theatre? Sounds like you should come join us and singalong to the main songs of a variety of popular musicals!
Cosplay craftsmanship: Advanced techniques for custom made cosplays
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Have you ever looked at a character and thought 'well how the heck do I make that?'. Don't worry, I have too. Well come learn how to overcome the first steps on a cosplay, as well as some advanced construction techniques, such as armor making, special effects, and sewing!
Fullmetal Alchemist
Video Room 1
Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Brad Jackson, Oscar Seung Recommended
Autographs 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Anime Jukebox Live - Acoustic Request Show Recommended
Medium Stage
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Like anime and video game music? Kid Yuki and The Otakus only want to play what you want to hear, so take your pick from over 100 songs from anime like My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan, video games like Kingdom Hearts and Persona, plus RWBY, Steven Universe, and much more!
Fruits Basket, Kingdom Hearts
Meetups
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Evenings with Isabelle Recommended
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
"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.
Starting Your Cosplay Career
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Everyone has to start out somewhere. Cosplay is one of those wonderful joys in life where very few things are set in stone and it's an opportunity for people to have fun regardless of race, ethnicity, gender etc. Nevertheless, it's never a bad idea to strive to be the best you can be. This panel is designed to be able to teach you cosplay etiquette as well as various tips from experience. I have been cosplaying for about 8 years and have attended conventions for about 5 years so I have picked up different tips here and there. Any veteran cosplayers are free to join in and answer questions.
Fire Emblem: Waifu Wars
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
With the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the clear divide between classic and modern Fire Emblem has never been so wide. We will discuss the core differences between the classic and modern games, the treatment of female characters, and maybe discuss the famed "best girl".
Sally Face QnA
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Join us for shenanigans and a QnA with Sal Fisher, Larry Johnson, and more!
The Canon Wars
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Are you dying to have the creator of your favorite anime or manga acknowledge that your ship is "canon"? Do you get into arguments about whether or not fan fiction is theft of intellectual property or just free expression? Join a philosophy professor and published author to learn how phenomenology (yes, big word, but we promise you'll understand everything we say!) philosophies show that the "death of the author" in the postmodern era, making the issue of who "owns" a work of art irrelevant--it belongs to us all, and we can show you why using real arguments (not just opinions). Detailed handouts will be provided so you can remember the information given and become a smarter defender of your fandom! Black Butler will be used as an example but questions about how this material applies to any anime is welcome.
Beyond the Ice: The Lasting Impact of Sayo Yamamoto Recommended
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
This panel will be an examination of the work of director Sayo Yamamoto and the impact her career has made on anime culture both in Japan and worldwide. Before the explosive global success of Yuri!!! On Ice, Yamamoto was already a highly respected and sought-after director, thanks in large part to her critical successes on Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine and her Brazilian-inspired directorial debut Michiko & Hatchin. Yamamoto’s body of work is unique in the anime community because of its dedicated effort in portraying diverse people across multiple cultures in a realistic and genuine way that honors the abundance of differences found throughout the world. Beginning with her strong working relationship with Shinichiro Watanabe on Samurai Champloo, this panel will be a celebration of Yamamoto’s growth as a creator and her contributions to the anime world.
Armor Academy: Plate Armor
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
At long last, the secrets of plate armor are within your grasp. In this panel, we will take you the basics of folding sheet metal into armor, and send you home with an engraved piece formed by your own hands. There will be a twenty-five dollar materials fee to participate in this panel, but any may observe for free.
Love Live! Sunshine! A School Idol Panel!
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come and join the idols of Aquors as they perform for you, play games and answer all you're burning questions! Does Mari own a solid gold jet, who's Dia's favorite idol from Muse and more questions will be answered during this tell all panel!
Online Role Play Horror Stories!
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
If you’ve ever been apart of a fandom (which is, no duh, all of us, right?) you’ve likely heard of or even personally experienced the horrors that can come with online roleplaying. Join DiamondDust132, Melos, and TheBlkOtaku, who have over 10 years of RP experience, as we share some of the strangest people and events we’ve run across as RPers! Those in the crowd can share their horror stories as well! NOTE: This concerns online roleplaying, not LARP!
3D Printing In Cosplay
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Are you interested in 3D printing? This panel will teach you all about it, where to get started and how powerful & surprisingly inexpensive of a tool this tech can be for Cosplay. Run by a cosplayer & CEO of a 3D Printer manufacturing company, you're bound to learn quite a bit while staying fun.
Who Likes Short Shorts?
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
An overview of anime with short episodes or shows with only a few episodes. We'll talk about several series you can watch in a single sitting, and what makes them so fun.
His butler, in pajamas
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The Phantomhive manor invites you to a slumber party! Bring questions, dares, and pillows for a fun time with the Phantomhive household (and, Alois obviously made his way to the party).
Puyo Puyo Champions
Video Gaming
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Samurai 7
Video Room 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Autographs
Sunday: 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Brian Heinz, Quinton Flynn Recommended
Autographs 2
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Concert: Lia Recommended
Grand Stage
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The exceptionally beautiful and wildly talented Japanese artist known as Lia began her singing career at age 15, when she moved from Japan to the United States. During her stay in America, she was chosen to be a vocalist of the game, TV, and theatrical version of the “AIR” visual novel theme song, “Tori no Uta,” which means “Birds Poetry.” Because of her transparent voice quality and outstanding ability to sing everything from pop, classical, to jazz, she became known as the Diva of Crystal Voice. Even after returning to Japan, she received offers from multiple agencies who wanted to utilize her abilities in their various projects. Her popularity has continued to soar because of her singing of theme songs of popular anime episodes, video games, and other musical projects. In 2010, Lia won third place during the first week of Oricon (Japanese singles popularity chart) with the theme song, “My Soul, Your Beats” of the anime series, “Angel Beats.” During that same year, she won first place in the Independent Chart Section of the Billboard Japan Awards, as well as first place in the 43rd Oricon Annual Ranking anime tie-up singles. She also won a Grammy award for her assistance with the vocals on the album, “Calling All Dawns.” In 2014, she sang the theme song, “JUSTITIA” for the animated television series, “Wizard Barristers.” and the theme song, “Days” for the TV series, “Mekakucity Actors.” In 2015, she sang a song called “Timeless Tomorrow,” which was used as the theme song of the iOS/Android game app, “Final Fantasy Legends: The Space -Time Crystal.” In that same year, she sang another theme song, titled “Heartily Song,” of the PC game, “Angel Beats! – 1st Beat-”. She also went on to sing the theme song, “Bravely You,” of the 13-episode animated series, “Charlotte.” “Bravely You” won fourth place in the first week of the 2015 Oricon and first place in the first week of the Billboard Japan Anime Chart.
Hetalia, My Hero Academia
Meetups
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Warriors, Come Out and Play! Recommended
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join cult classic Warriors' Joel Weiss in a Q&A about working in film.
Haikyuu! Couple Face Off
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Are you tired of all the ship wars? So are we! That's why we decided to put the Haikyuu couples to the ultimate test. Come cheer on your favorite Haikyuu pair as they take on a series of intense challenges to secure the title of OTP!
Welcome to Hinamizawa/Rokkenjima
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Welcome to the When They Cry series! Come along as Rena leads a discussion and answers questions about the infamous mystery/horror series that is When They Cry!
A Tale of Oblivious Teens (MLB)
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Marinette Dupain-Cheng and Adrien Agreste both have a secret... they’re the superheroes of Paris, Ladybug and Chat Noir! Both are also madly in love with each other... but neither know it. This panel focuses on how they get along, outside and inside of their normal and superhero lives, especially with their friends and family!
The Legacy of Zelda
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The Legend of Zelda enchanted the hearts of millions. Join us as we discuss everything about Zelda from what exactly is a Zelda game to how effective the writing is to why we love Zelda so much.
Ask a VOCALOID Producer Recommended
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Music producers and best friends Circus-P and EmpathP are joined together for Anime Midwest and ready to share their experiences of working in the VOCALOID community. Come join us for a fun-filled panel of questions, answers, and anecdotes!
My Hero, Ouran, and Beyond with Luci Christian Recommended
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Luci Michelle Christian is a voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, and video games. Notable anime roles include Ochaco Uraraka in My Hero Academia, Reg in Made in Abyss, Touko in Bloom Into You, Honey in Ouran Host Club, Kaname in the Full Metal Panic! Series, Psiren and Wrath in Fullmetal Alchemist, Nami in One Piece, Kyuta in The Boy and the Beast, Lenalee in D. Grayman, and more. Come to this Q&A panel and ask your questions!
K-Midwest 2k19
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Kpop takes over Midwest! Come join us for a competitive-friendly dance competition based on Kpop! We´ll be having a contest, have some candy, making some new friends, and having so much fun! From the first generation to the modern rookies, from AOA to the Wonder Girls, from Astro to Wanna One, we bring you K-Midwest!! We´ll love to see you there!!
Martial Arts: Well Over 9000
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Martial Arts have evolved a lot over the years, and there's a lot of ground to cover for people just getting started. Luckily for you, our panel gives you free insight into the world of combat!
Shiro to Hero, Just Like That!
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
The paladins got turned into muses?! A special and mysterious plant had turned paladins of Voltron into the goddesses of the arts and proclaimers of heroes from Disney's Hercules! Don't worry, we got the rest of the team too!! We're here to turn help Allura say that she's in love and help Lotor go the distance! Can the Pala-muses handle the song references? Or will they crash and burn like Hades' plans?
One Shot Wonders
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
An overview of several one shot manga, or manga with a single chapter. They're quick, fun, and easy to read! We'll cover several genres of manga, from romance to horror, so you can select the manga one shots that you'd be interested in.
Collecting for Dead Games
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
You were walking around the thrift store the other day, or maybe browsing the internet, when you happened to come across some cards for a game based on your favorite things. It was a little bit of an impulse buy, but now they are something you own, something that you have to cherish now. Or maybe you decided to get into a game that was supposed to be the "Magic Killer" only to be left with lots of cards and no one to play against. Well, just come on over, and we can do the best we can to help with those games.
September Mourning, Lewis "Linkara" Lovhaug, Luci Christian, Lia Recommended
Autographs 2
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Bleach, One Piece
Meetups
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Monokuma's Game Show!!
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Come one and all ot the Greatest Game Show EVER Hosted!! Compete in challenges and answer trivia to earn FABULOUS Prizes! Lose however, and you will be sentenced EXECTU- Ahem. To the pit of Losers!! *Also it is not suggested to participate in the more messy events with complicated or delicate cosplays, so wear clothes that can get messy!!
D&D, Homebrew, and You!
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ever wanted to start your own D&D homebrew campaign? Want to make your own monsters, weapons, and characters? Want to write an epic story and adventure that you and your friends will never forget? Then Dungeons & Dragons is the right game for you! Home Brew Crew is here to teach attendees on what D&D and homebrew content is, and we'll even create some on-the-spot monsters and items with our audience. Stick around until the end for a chance to win a D&D prize from our raffle!
Cosplaying as a POC
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Cosplay is supposed to be a fun hobby that anyone can enjoy. Then how come it doesn’t always feel like that? Come discuss how it feels to be a person of color in the cosplay community. If you’re not a poc, come learn how you can use your privilege for good!
RFA Summer Party
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come join the RFA summer party!! We’ll have loads of games and fun! Along with some truth or dare!
Formal Undertale/ Deltarune
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
An Undertale/ Deltarune panel where one can see their favorite characters Dance together, and even have the chance to participate among them. I’ll include a multitude of games, a QNA, and a raffled ballroom dance.
A Disney + Kingdom Hearts Crossover Recorder Show
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The recorder player that used to perform the anime music recorder concert in prior years brings you a crossover recorder show, comprised of performances of music from Disney classics and the Kingdom Hearts series, on the recorder. A Q+A session will follow after the performance, where he will discuss how he adapts music onto the recorder for performance.
Anime & Music: Instant Nostalgia Recommended
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Anime would not be what it is today without its good friend music. Let's find out how these two became such good friends and why their combined powers create such an unstoppable nostalgia machine.
Together! An Idol project
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Together, that's what all idols should be, right? Each and every idol performing in this event was gathered from different idol groups and just gathered here to perform with us! We're here to represent the passion and the positivity in the idol community and to spread that happiness! We hope you like our show! We are TOGETHER!
Dragon Age: I Survived the Blight and all I got was...
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
I Survived the Blight and all I got was.. this panel. Let's delve into the world of Thedas! Bring along your craziest adventures and gratuitous feels as we rediscover the franchise together, from the good to the Fade.
Conducting a Paranormal Investigation
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
In this panel, you’ll take everything you learned from the previous panel and apply all of it towards conducting your own paranormal investigation. First, you’ll learn how to choose a potential investigation location, how to research the location, and how to conduct your investigation when you’re ready. This panel can be attended if you missed the previous panels; however, some things may not make sense right away. At the end of the panel, there will be the opportunity to ask questions of the paranormal investigators leading the panel.
MiraiLoids
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The vocaloids come to life better than ever! Join us at our live performance! Joining us will be vocaloids Luka, Meiko, the twins Kagamin Len and Rin, and the famous Hatsune Miku! We will have multiple dance performances from all vocaloids! Glow sticks will be provided and feel free to jam out as we dance to our hearts desire! This is a all ages and family friendly event so don't be shy! Everyone is welcome! So come by and watch shine once again!
Fight Quest!!
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Fight Quest is an interactive, choose your own adventure extravaganza! Choose your hero and guide them through a harrowing quest filled with adventure and exciting fight choreography.
V3 tomfoolery
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Join your favorite depressed teenagers for some fun games and a Q&A
Samurai Showdown
Video Gaming
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Steve Blum, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Photograph Session
Autographs
Sunday: 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Alita: Battle Angel (Full Movie)
Grand Stage
Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido, a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic. When Alita awakens, she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious past.
Creatives Liberties in Art, Cosplay, & Life
Medium Stage
Sunday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
There is no right way to do anything, especially in art and cosplay. Come join us as we discuss how taking creative liberties advances the artistic community and makes it more inclusive.
Greg Ayres
Autographs
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Kid Yuki and the Otakus Recommended
Autographs 2
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Can I make a game?
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The video and tabletop game design world has opened its doors to all skill-leveled designers. Software and services have been developed where anyone on any skill-level can design and publish their own games. Mark Kakareka (Guilty 10 Games) has been designing games for video, app, and tabletop platforms for years and is now sharing what he has discovered. This includes, using game engines that require little to no programing skills to create video games, printing services that can print out game pieces and boards and working with freelance artists and musicians to make your game come to life. The tools are out there and this panel is your first step into the game designing world.
Cosplay Modalities
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Want to make a costume or prop? Are you overwhelmed by all the different options? Come to this panel for an overview of the different methods you can use. From foam to fabric to flashing lights, learn the advantages and disadvantages of each so you can choose the one that’s right for you!
The "What If?" Comedy Show
Panel Room 13
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
A new guest has appeared! Lets roam the imagination & go over how real living in certain anime worlds would be. Especially if your a main character! This anime style comedy show will bring smiles to all who've ever thought "What If?" Bring some snacks and lets enjoy ourselves one time for the one time! On Justice!!!
ImprovStuck: Hooman Edition
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Join your favorite/not favorite (humanized) Homestuck Trolls as well as other creatures in a completely improvised panel. We will be playing games such as Truth or Dare, Freeze!, Taxi, and more!
TAZ Balance: The Taaco Twins Guide to Life
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Have you ever looked at yourself and thought? Well diggity I wish I was as cool as Taako and Lup. How on earth could I hope to be that cool, well here is your chance. The famous twins of Story and Song and a few of their friends are here to offer life advice and tips to being as cool as they are.
Haikyuu Summer Fever!! Panel
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
1, 2, 3, Start!! Hi Everyone it’s your fluffy boy Shoyo!! Team Karasuno, Team Nekoma, and Team Aoba Johsai are ready to throw down and play team volleyball with you our lovely fans!! We’re so excited for this Summer Fever, because not only are we playing volleyball with you we will be playing a bunch of other fun games together like twister and Jenga as prizes are included!!! Are you ready for this summers fever?
Homestuck Meetup
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Join other Homestuck fans for a meetup and picture opportunities!
My hero academia! Are you a hero or a villain!
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
In the world of My Hero Academia there are hero and villain and few students just trying to become heroes. Like to know where you stand? Come join some of the MHA crew and find out, with q and a, info on the my hero series along with games! Plus ultra!
Sally Face Panel!
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
A panel for sally face fans of any kind! We will be having a Question and answer and a truth or dare. We will try to include the audience as much as we can.
FRANCHOUCHOU PANEL!!!
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Do you like idols, dancing, or zombies? If you answered yes to any of this why not come and see our Franchouchou live? We will answer questions as the characters and of course dance for you! Help Franchouchou save saga!!
Trash or Lit: Is this Anime Good for You?
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
What makes an Anime Trash? What makes one Lit? Join the Afrotakus as we take a deep dive into all the components that define Trashness or Litness in Anime. May contain spoilers of shows that you really should have watched by now!
Primrose Muse Summer Live!
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Welcome to Primrose's 2nd live show! You've seen us at Con-Alt-Delete and we're hoping you're ready for more! We have songs which well get you in that summer-time mood. We hope to see you there! Primrose muse START! Get your penlights ready!
Shrekology: the Science and History of Shrek (18+)
Panel Room 11
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Did you know that Shrek is a real being in our world? If not, come to this gathering of like minded individuals devoted to spreading the word of Him.
I will serenade you with a backwards kazoo
Panel Room 12
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Are you a cosplayer? Do you like the OP music from what you are cosplaying? Do you have an appreciation for kazoos and possibly other cryptic instruments? Well then come to my panel where musically inclined geeks will serenade cosplayers with kazoos and possibly other instruments with official soundtrack music from their source material.
Voltron: Legendary Defenders of Anime Midwest
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The defenders of the universe are here to answer your questions and have some fun! This was 100% lance's idea and he would be very devastated if he didn't see you there.
Oh My Glob
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Oh my glob! You should like totally come to this super great panel. Like it's great and it has like my kinda lame friends but the panel will like not be lame. We'll like answer your questions or whatever and do other cool things.
Closing Ceremonies Recommended
Grand Stage
Sunday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Thank you for joining us for a wonderful event! Closing Ceremonies is the last event of the convention. A few of the remaining staff and guests may say farewell, and we will remind you to join us at the next amazing AnimeCon.org convention.

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