June 5 – 7 , 2015 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Friday Panel Write-Ups by Room

Friday Panel Write-Ups by Room

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Verandah Club – Park View

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Victorian Etiquette Workshop: Join us in this fun and interactive look at etiquette in Victorian times. We will start with a brief introduction, general overview of dances and tea, and then follow it with “practice stations”. It’s time to practice all of your proper or intentionally improper etiquette skills

  Peridot – 2nd Floor, Atrium 2

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm A-Kon Ani-Idol 2014: Warm up your vocal cords because Ani-Idol is back! Come out and audition for the anime singing contest! Sign-ups and rules are at the Mu Epsilon Kappa booth located in EXHIBITS.

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One Piece Trivia: Questions pertain to One Piece anime and manga; specifically names, weapons, events, locations, and events that are canon to the One Piece universe. People may choose to play individually or on teams. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Introduction to Independent Filmmaking: Join industry veterans Kevin McKeever and Anthony Brownrigg as they show you the ins and outs of getting a career started in the world of independent filmmaking. 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

A Brief History of Manga: After the 2011 Japanese earthquake Helen was invited to do a presentation for a charity gig. She gave the complete history of manga in 20 slides and 6 minutes 40 seconds – and her new book was born. Here’s a sneak preview. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Anime Giving Back 2 the Troops: Are you an active duty service member or veteran? Do you want to show support for our troops? Then come check out The Anime Military Association and learn about all we do and how you can get involved. 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Mythology for Narutards 4.0: Now With 20% More Datte-Bayo!: Pop culture mythologist Nathan Robert Brown continues his “Mythology for Narutards” series, an annual favorite at A-Kon since 2010. Nathan is also the author of such books as Dead Come Home, Complete Idiot’s Guide to World Mythology, The Mythology of Supernatural, and The Mythology of Grimm. 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM

Anime Jeopardy Novice: The classic game show with fun anime themes. Are you relatively new to the world of anime? This is the game for you! If you are interested in playing this game you must correctly answer qualifying questions at the Mu Epsilon Kappa booth located in Exhibits! 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Surviving the Frilly Jungle: Sometimes being a Lolita can be a real drag, but it doesn’t have to be! Come learn how to survive in the frilly jungle we call daily life. We’ll teach you methods for verbally addressing and defusing situations as well as how to physically defend yourself when necessary. 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

The Dork Forest Live Podcast: Dork on Dork dialog with Jackie Kashian and Helen McCarthy. The Dork Forest Podcast talks to people about their obsessions, interests and enthusiasms. It’s the safest space in podcastville. A celebration, of sorts, of our love of comics. 8:45 PM –  9:45 PM

FUNimation Peep Show (18+): Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch some jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest FUNimation titles. Don’t forget to bring some tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Mary Poppins: The Ultimate GM: A look into the lenses of game design based on the teachings of Mary Poppins. 11:15 PM – 12:15 AM

Japanese Grindhouse Film Series II (18+): Films from Japan that showcase the best and worst of Grindhouse style cinema containing action, horror, and all things ridiculous. Audience commentary/participation is greatly encouraged. 12:30 Am – 5:00 AM

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A-Kon Ice Breaker: Where congoers new and old are given the opportunity to interact, make new friends, share stories, play games, and win prizes. Find out how to optimize your A-Kon experience and have loads of fun! 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

TOKYO: Doomed Metropolis or City of the Future?: Tokyo—the world’s first “super city” and mecca of things anime and manga. But what is the reality behind the images? And is it doomed to inevitable destruction, or is the City of the Future? Long-term Tokyo resident and manga editor Jonathan Tarbox takes you on a virtual tour. 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

How to Cosplay Homestuck… Properly: Presentation of makeup and construction techniques for Homestuck cosplay, with emphasis on different types of makeup, proper sealing techniques, and proper behavior in regards to other people and their property. 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Dragworms: Join Kerry O’Quinn as he talks about a forthcoming feature film. It’s a teen horror adventure unlike any ever seen, about a boy obsessed with Stan Lee, Spider-Man, and superheroes; who has just read Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead and graduated to real-life heroes like Howard Roark – puzzling his buddies, worrying his parents and frustrating his girlfriend. 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

How to Self Publish Your Manga Comic: Have the next great idea ready but can’t find the means to get it beyond your drawing desk? Then this is the panel for you! Learn tips and tricks and see how seasoned pros went about getting their ideas from their heads onto paper and then into public for consumption. Learn from seasoned pros on how they got their ideas published and the various venues you can follow to your road to fame and fortune! 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Mythos and Mythology of Final Fantasy: After 25 years, Final Fantasy is still delighting gamers and has created its own mythology that extends beyond its cartridge walls. This panel will look into the franchise and how those tropes helped spawn today’s games. And let’s face it: it’s FF. We have to troll the series a little. 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Iron Cosplay: Love Iron Chef? Well come play the cosplay version! Teams compete by creating the best cosplay outfit they can using boxes of materials and the secret “ingredient.” 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Voice Actors vs. the Internet (18+): You haven’t heard your favorite animated characters this way before! Join the voice actor guests as they perform various excerpts of adult fanfic, Craigslist ads, etc… in character voices or celeb impressions! 10:15 PM – 11:15 PM

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How Do I Webcomic?: What in the world is a webcomic? Still trying to figure that out? So are we! Industry professionals answer questions about how to get it started, how to get it posted, and how to keep it going. A Webcomics 101 extravaganza! 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Digital Illustration 101: Join Garth Graham as he visually walks through the process of creating digital illustrations from the ground up. Topics will be concentrated to foundations, pencils, inks, and basic coloring in a digital environment. 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Humor-Based Webcomics 1: Humor in Story: Trying to find more ways to get your funny in on your developing storyline? Here’s your chance to get expert advice from webcomic greats! 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Watercolor in Comics and Cartooning: Learn super fun and unique techniques using traditional watercolors to make your illustrations stand out from the mess of digital art around the web these days. A step-by-step workshop and class on techniques and tools by two of webcomics’ greatest traditional storytellers. 3:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Creative Teams: Sometimes it takes two! Or three. Or five! Find out all the details on working in a creative team from webcomic industry leading writers and artists. 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Money for Nothing and Comics for Free: Step one, draw a webcomic. Step three, Profit! Webcomic artists talk about what they’ve had to do to make money when they give away their comic for free online. 6:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Writing Comics: Whether your comic is a romantic drama, hi-octane action, or free-falling comedy, crafting your writing style is imperative to telling a great story with sequential art. Veteran webcomic writers and creators discuss their unique approaches to crafting their ultimate story and answer your curiosities. Learn pro tips on timeline construction, character voicing, introductory world building, and how to start taking your ideas from the script to the page. 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Live Comic Creation with Two Lumps (18+): Join Mel and James as they create a strip from their legendary comic, Two Lumps, from scratch on the spot! Topics will include writing and drawing for strip-based comics, amongst general shenanigans. 10:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Touhou 101: Learn about the Craze: Heard of Touhou? Not sure what it is? Interested? Know nothing or a little bit about it? Come on in, take off your coat, come stay a while and listen, and let me tell you about Touhou. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Steampunk 101: What exactly is Steampunk? Come and explore the beginnings of a future that never was, and find out exactly what is so amazing about airships, brass, gears, & goggles! 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Steampunk Fashion: Beginning with a brief overview of the genre, this panel will explore the clothing and accessories of Steampunk. With a strong focus on DIY, patterns for making your own outfits as well as tips and tricks for assembling your first outfit from various sources. Q&A is strongly encouraged. 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Cosplay: The Past, Present and Future: Join Yaya Han for an in dept look back at the evolution of cosplay and the community as it stands today. Find out how the cosplay community formed over the years, what the influences were, and how it exploded into a global phenomenon. Join in the discussion of where cosplay is heading next, and what lies in the future for us as cosplayers. 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Voice Over Idol Round 2: Aspiring voice actors and fans of dubs come check this out! Contestants who made the cut in auditions will now compete head to head performing cold reads – with a twist! Come cheer on the contestants for the very first Voice Over contest at A-Kon! 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

World Building: Setting, setting, setting! It’s all about setting! Whether you’re creating a comic, writing a book, or making an RPG, you’ve got to have an exciting setting. Join Cracked Monocle, esteemed world-builders of Tephra: the Steampunk RPG, as we discuss how to make an exciting world. 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM

What is Anime Midstream?: Coming out of hiding after releasing their first anime title on DVD, it’s Anime Midstream! Bringing back anime classics from the 80s and 90s that never saw the light of day in America. Find out who they are and how they came to be, and what they have in store for the future! 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Philosophy in Anime (14+): For a medium that is mostly known for giant robots, anime sure touches on a lot of quite deep themes. Haruhi is a crash course in the five proofs, Lain is an existential dreamland, and even Bleach contains some absolutism. So, let’s expand a little; let’s experiment with thought. 9:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Cosplay MadMatch (18+): Have a bit of fun with members of the geeklurv Cosplayer Corps in Cosplay MadMatch. See if you can match answers with your favorite characters for a chance to win prizes from your friends at geeklurv.com. 10:30 PM – 12:30 AM

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Science Fiction, Science Fact: From Frankenstein to Star Trek, what was once simply fiction is rapidly becoming fact. Where will science fiction lead us next? 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Balanced Writer: Sometimes a plot line is so screamingly hot, you feel you MUST keep on writing… but at what cost? Finding the right balance between living and writing. 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

Who Should Publish Me?: E-books, self pub, micro-press or traditional publishing. How do I decide which method of publishing is best for me? 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Are ‘Real’ Books a Thing of the Past?: With the upsurge in E-book publishing, has ink and paper gone the way of quill and parchment? 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Then I Had to Kill It: Learn from our panel of writers when pulling the plug really is the best thing to do with your story. 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Gearhearts: What’s Next?: The chief editor and the graphic designer of Gearhearts Steampunk Glamor Revue describe what you can look forward to in their publication. They will answer all your questions about your favorite Steampunk fashion and pinup magazine. 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cosplay for Beginners: Are you a beginner cosplayer or wish to expand on your knowledge of cosplay? At this panel we’ll talk about cosplaying on a budget, binding safely, how to correctly seal your makeup, and other important tips and tricks. 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM

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Cosplay Chess: The Official Texas Cosplay Chess Group is coming to A-kon! Cosplay Chess is an action-packed game of human chess with cosplay characters fighting epic mini-battles to gain victory over the opposing team. Like the offspring of LARP, cosplay, and game strategy, Cosplay Chess will have plenty of crossover attacks, dramatic deaths, and prizes! 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM More info here

Date A Live – Dating Game! Hosted by FUNimation: Do you have what it takes to win over the ladies from Date A Live? Inspired by the anime, FUNimation hosts this interactive dating game where you test your wits against our panel of romance experts. Meet voice actresses of characters from the show, and maybe win some fabulous prizes along the way! Audience participation encouraged. 1:45 PM –  3:15 PM

A-Kon: Reflecting on 25 Years: Join Meri Davis, one of the founders of A-Kon and the current convention chairman, as she reflects on the twenty five year history of A-Kon, the longest running anime convention in North America. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LittleKuriboh Q&A: Join Martin “LittleKuriboh” Billany, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged, in an hour long Q&A session in which he will answer all your pertinent questions. And some of the not-so-pertinent ones. 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

Kosplay Kombat: Want to see cosplaying worlds collide? Sailor Moon vs. Harley Quinn? Goku vs. Deadpool? This panel makes random cosplayers brawl it out in a Pokémon style combat using nothing but their character’s special brand of skills, GIANT dice, and some imagination. 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Writing Unique Heroes and Memorable Villains: Tired of angst-ridden heroes, square jawed do-gooders, damsels in distress, and one-dimensional villains? Then let Michael “Mookie” Terracciano give you tips and pointers to creating truly memorable characters! 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

How the $&(@ Did I Get Here?: A long winded, difficult to follow, and somewhat manic rant. Possibly but not guaranteed to cover: How I really ended up working in anime, being a child actor, Lewis Carroll’s influence on script adaptation, puppets, poetry, fast food in Tokyo, metaphor, and steam ships. It somehow all comes together, we swear. 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Team Four Star Uncut, Unrated, Unabridged (18+): Team Four Star gets dirty! … er. Let’s be fair, though: it’s all about the audience in this one. 10:45 PM – 12:45 AM

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How to Convention Like a Pro: Join us as we teach you how to be a pro at surviving the horrors of the convention weekend! We’ll discuss everything from booking a hotel, planning a cosplay, proper picture taking etiquette, to relieving as much stress as possible. Convention veterans and first-timers alike are encouraged to attend! 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Geek Talk: Join voice actor Kyle Hebert (DBZ, Wreck-It Ralph) as he talks all things geeky with attendees. iOS vs. Android, PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Nintendo, summer flicks, genre TV, cartoons, comics, tech, and more. Bring your opinions! 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

The Acting Business for Dummies: This panel is an introduction to finding the right tools and connections. We will offer advice on how to find an agent and commission headshots, demo reels, and voice reels. We will also cover where to find classes and ways to avoid getting scammed, as well as locations to find work based on experience and ways to network with others pursuing the same goal. 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM

The ScrewAttack Panel: Producing quality video game related entertainment for the internet since 2006. Join the entire ScrewAttack crew as they take questions from the audience and premiere new videos. 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Carl Macek’s Robotech Universe: A collection of private photos and stories portray the herculean effort by Carl Macek and his crew to create a dynamic anime series that influenced an entire industry that is still going strong today. 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Story Time with J. Michael Tatum: Join the colorful, slightly off-kilter voice behind Sebastian Michaelis, Kyoya Ootori, France, and a slew of other fan favorites as he holds forth on whatever topic you’d like to discuss, often with hilarious results. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Kickin’ It Old School – Star Blazers Style: Join Amy Howard-Wilson, the voice of Nova from Star Blazers, and her husband David Wilson as they present a combo voice actress/anime aficionado gab fest. 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Battle for the Past: Director’s Edition: The year is 20XX, fourteen years since the Great War. Join Alex Hajdar and Franklin Raines as they delve back in time to bring you anime titles from days past. This time they will honor great leaders like Mamoru Oshii, Osamu Dezaki, and Katsuhiro Otomo. Will you accept the call? 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Retro Game Speed Running: Love watching speed runs online? How about watching one live and in person? Well we have the panel for you! Come cheer us on as we run through classic retro game favorites at blazing speeds! The game we will be featuring is Super Castlevania 4 for the Super Nintendo. 9:45 PM – 10:45 PM

Nerdcore Comedy Night (18+): Come on out and see the Nerdcore Comedy Showcase! Join Texas-based pro comedians who have performed stand-up at a variety of venues and showcases across the country! Now, they join forces, much like Voltron, to perform nerd-oriented jocularity for your entertainment! Celebrate your nerd heritage with all things comic books, RPGs, video games and more, expressed through the medium of plenty of clowning. 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM

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Fred Perry Art Demo:Fred Perry, creator of Gold Digger, Steam Wars, Sherlock Ninja, and so much more, will be providing a live demonstration if his digital drawing techniques, with commentary on his tools and techniques as he goes! 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Meet Fractal Fox: Meet the game dev team who made Brain and Zombie in an open Q&A covering all disciplines, while also hearing tales of our journey. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Zarryiostrom: The story behind the fantasy art of Nene Thomas. 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Fast and Good Painted Miniatures: Ever wanted to paint your miniatures to a good level but don’t have the time or patience? Here you will learn how to lose the pain and fear of painting and gain tips and tricks of speed painting from one of the leading experts in the industry. You can use these techniques to paint anything from armies to tabletop RPG miniatures in a fraction of the time. Perfect for beginners and intermediate level painters. 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Composing Comic Pages and Panels: An in depth look at some of the schools of thought behind comic page layouts and composition within panels including bubble and sound effect placement; panel shapes, sizes, and layouts; and the effect of composition within panels on the flow of the whole comic page. 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Anime Blinded Me With Science!: When most people think of sci-fi anime they think of giant robots, but some sci-fi anime gets the science more right than you may think! Learn why knowing what time it is tells you where you are courtesy of “Summer Wars,” and why there is no bigger tearjerker in fiction than General Relativity! 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM

Movie Mashup (18+): This is an improv panel brought to you by Empty Reel Films. We take two film suggestions from the audience, then we combine them, acting out the new film right in front of you. It’s crazy silly fun that can’t go wrong! 10:30 PM – 11:30 PM

atriumIPanel 9 – Stemmons A & B/D – Atrium 1, First Floor

Steampunk Social and Ball: A gathering of Lords, Ladies, Rascals, and Rogues – the Steampunk Soiree opens with a social to allow chatter, and leads into the concert featuring Darwin Prophet and This Way to the Egress. The event is closed out by the DJ known as Infam0us playing Electro Swing, Sea Shanties, Steampunk, and Gypsy Punk for your dancing pleasure. 7:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Classroom 1 – Monte Carlo – Mezzanine, 2nd Floor

Yamato 2199: Great Remake or the Greatest Remake?: A look at the new “Yamato 2199,” a re-imagining of the classic “Space Battleship Yamato;” at how the American adaptation of this series as “Star Blazers” got American anime fandom started; and how the dreams of fans for thirty years or more are being brought to life on the big screen! 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

The Dangan Ronpa Ask Panel: Dangan Ronpa fans, the cast has arrived at A-kon to specifically answer all your burning questions! Join your fellow fans and the characters as you delve into what exactly happened beyond the doors of Hope Peak’s Academy. A special precaution to the attendees: spoilers may be present at the panel. 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Cosplay MacGyver: It’s time for you to become the next Top MacGyver! Come on in and see what’s in the mystery box. Teams will have to come together to use only the provided items to create a fantastic outfit for a model. What kind of items are in the box, you ask? It’s a secret! 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Mobile Gaming: An open Q&A about building games for mobile platforms. Come learn about tips and tricks for developing for this growing medium. 8:15 PM – 9:15 PM

Sex Trade in Anime and Manga (18+): The Japanese concept of play has a place in adult life and this extends to the sex trade. Gilles shall present some of the legal and illegal types of contemporary sex businesses past and present that show up in anime and manga, and not always where you would expect it. 10:00 PM- 12:00 AM

towerentrance_chantillyClassroom 2 – Governor’s Lecture Hall – Tower, First Floor

Origami: Does Benedict Cumberbatch have an ethereal beauty or a reptilian appearance? Are Sherlock and Watson platonic friends or victims of a severe case of UST? Will there ever be a Sherlock/Hobbit crossover that can match the epic levels of both the novels? Maybe a great detective can figure that out, but we’re just here to fold paper. Put on your best deerstalker and come learn origami! 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Complete Cosplay Propmaking: Complete Cosplay Propmaking teaches propmaking in a methodical manner from start to finish, including materials, tools, painting techniques, molding, casting, soldering, electronics, and maintenance. There will be live demonstrations and show-and-tell style examples of materials and finished products. 12:45 PM – 2:15 PM

Copic Markers – Beginners:The beginner class will cover product knowledge and the basics of using Copic markers. This will include coloring with emphasis on proper blending techniques to achieve a three dimensional effect on a manga line drawing. It will cover refilling the markers, the care and maintenance of the markers, and choosing the right mediums on which to work. 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Jamming with Comics — Cooperative Comic-Making: What’s a comic jam? Can you put it on toast? Can you dam up a river? Well, maybe, but for certain you can have a lot of fun. Learn to jam with comics like musicians do with music — with audience participation! 4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Dolls, Dolls, Dolls!: VampireAngel13 and Kyrenea will lead a fun and informative Q&A on the BJD hobby for admirers and the curious. Dolls will be available for viewing and photography. You’re welcome to hold a doll if you dare! 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Gunpla 101: Have you ever wondered just how the Gundam model kits work or how they were created in the first place? Well, here’s the panel for you! Stop on in for all of the basics of Gunpla. 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

Wire Weaving 101: The instruction and sharing of ideas to create headdresses from steampunk to fantasy and other unique accessories. Participants will be able to try wire weaving for themselves. 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Bam! Kicking Props and Costumes Up a Notch!: Looking to spice up your next prop? Come check out some neat ideas and materials that you could use to turn your next prop or project up a notch. 9:45 PM – 10:45 PM

Ask the Homestuck Kids: Have any questions for the kids of Homestuck? Come ask them here! 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM

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The History of Gundam Part 1: It’s time for a history lesson! Come join us as we talk about the events of the One Year War and its aftermath, along with all of the other major events of the Universal Century Gundam timeline. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Operation Anime Storm: Make a soldier’s day with the gift of manga and anime! Operation Anime Storm and Anime Military Association are programs designed to give service-otaku the anime and manga they want and to help them enjoy the con experience we all love. Come see this short presentation on who we are. 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

What Do Comic Editors Want: Pitching Yourself and Your Portfolio: What do comic editors want to see in new artists? How can you make your portfolio stand out from the crowd? Join professional graphic novelist M. Alice LeGrow and learn about how to break into the comics industry. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Dark Steampunk: Learn about the dark side of the steampunk genre. From monsters, villains, and anti-heroes, not every steampunk story has a happy ending. Join the Airship Isabella crew to explore the dark side of steam. 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

The Secrets of Scriptwriting: Sit down and learn the basics of script writing, ranging from cosplay skits and short films, full length films and webisodes, etc. Learn the development process, the proper format for Hollywood scripting, types of characters to be developed into the story line, plot development, scene development, character development, and overall storyline development. 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Let’s Kill Someone!: SO many ways to kill someone. Come and learn from a California SFX Makeup Artist some tips and tricks for your own films and YouTube videos. Let’s murder together. Q&A to follow. 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM

Ouran High School Host Club Q&A: We welcome you poor men to our world of beauty! For one day only, the Ouran High School Host Club will be opening their doors right here! Join us in an afternoon of frivolity as our charming hosts and manager answer any questions you have been dying to know. 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

How to Talk to Girls: Shy about approaching the opposite sex? Want a few pointers? Although this is called how to talk to “girls”, anyone can attend! Share stories and get some tips at this interactive and entertaining panel. 10:15 PM – 11:45 PM

atriumIIDoll A-Kon – Plum Blossom A – Atrium 2, First Floor

Plum Blossom A – Doll Market: Our market focuses on Asian Ball-Jointed and similar style dolls, and is limited to dolls and items specifically made for dolls. Open to everyone! Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees must have a valid A-Kon 25 badge (for current day) to enter. 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Doll A-Kon – Plum Blossom B – Atrium 2, First Floor

Wake Up Social: Open to all attendees and dolls (a doll is not required to attend). Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Food and beverage are welcome but not required. 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Face-Up Basics Workshop: Pre-register to guarantee a spot. This is a face-up painting basics workshop with those with little to no previous face-up painting experience. Each participant will leave with their Parabox head and brush set. If space is available, this workshop may be observed for free with no take home materials. (Cost: $18.75) 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Bringing Characters to Life: Share the journey from imagination to finished dolls. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Bishonen House: Join Donn Kinney as he talks about his latest project, Steve, and the process of creating a character who is both hand sculpted and 3-D printed. 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Design a BJD: This free class will cover types of joints, the importance of balance and cord position, and tips on design elements and joint function. 4:45 PM – 5:45 PM

D.I.Y. Eyes Workshop: Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Create two pairs of custom acrylic eyes. (Cost: $12.40) 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Masking Tape Patterns Workshop: Pre-register to guarantee your spot. Learn to make a custom fit pattern using masking tape. (Cost: $6.25) 7:45 PM – 8:45 PM

Evening Social: Open to all attendees; a doll is not required to attend. Visit, compare dolls, and take photographs. Swap/trade doll items (no selling allowed). 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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