Sunday Panel Write-Ups by Room

Sunday Panel Write-Ups by Room

Chantilly Ballroom – Tower 1, 1st Floor

Charity Banquet with the Stars!: Charity has taken over the Sunday Banquet with the Stars! Join us from 11:00pm-2:00pm, Sunday for a delicious brunch with many of our wonderful guests, fun, games, charity, and giveaways! All proceeds from the event will now be donated to our elected charity Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Tickets will be for sale online, at the charity table located in the Grand Ballroom foyer (in front of registration), and at the door to the event (if seats are still available). We have a limited number of seats, so purchase your tickets before they are gone. Can’t wait to see you there!  11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 1 – Topaz – Tower, First Floor

Toonami Throwback!: Bringing you back in the old days of Cartoon Network with clips, discussions and nostalgia from Cartoons and Anime previously and Currently on Toonami. Throw on those old Kosplay’s and join in on the fun! 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Today’s Gamers, Tomorrow’s Developers (Minecraft U): This is the story of why gaming–and Minecraft specifically—is important to the future of technology. As gaming and gaming culture moves into the mainstream, so does the development of skills beneficial to careers in technology and engineering. . 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 2 – Sapphire – Tower, First Floor

Reading Homestuck as Literature: While very enjoyable in a casual reading, Andrew Hussie’s Homestuck contains a depth of references, discourses, and meaning just below the surface. From classic literature to postmodernism, Elliot to Shakespeare, come to discuss Homestuck as the complex piece of literature that it truly is. 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Anime Jeopardy – Last Chance: The classic game show with fun anime themes. This round is for those who auditioned for the other games and didn’t make it in! Three contestants will be randomly selected from the people who qualified for the previous 2 games but were not selected. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 3 – Emerald – Tower, First Floor

Web Comic Room: Schedule Listed on Door Sign  12:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel 4 – Coral – Tower, First Floor

Tropes and Tribulations of BioWare: The crew heading the Final Fantasy Mythology panel is back, this time turning the focus to game developer BioWare. The grand czars of expansive dialogues, the kings of character development -all open to academic joking as we go over the tropes that make franchises such as Dragon Age and Mass Effect infamous. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Odd Mourning Customs of the Victorians?: The Victorians were more comfortable with death than we are today and they showed this in ways both traditional and bizarre. We’ll walk through rites and rituals including Mortuary Photography, wearing of Widow’s Weeds, Hair Jewelry and other burial oddities and curious memorial beliefs.  While there will be no zombies on the panel some photographs may be disturbing to the very young12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Intro to Sky Marshals and Steamworks and Shadows: Look out pirates! The law of the skies is here. The sky marshals. Have you heard of them? Seen them on YouTube? Seen the jail? Want to know who they are? What are they doing? Can I be part of this?Come to this panel and learn all about us. From our humble beginnings to where we are now and what were are doing and planning. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 5 – DeLaSalle – West Wing, First Floor

Good Habits of Successful Writers:  No one just writes a bestselling novel on a whim. It takes talent, skill and insane amounts of discipline. Learn what separates good writers from the rest of the pack. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Anime Encyclopedia:  1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Writer Roundtable: Our guest writers discuss the joys and pains of writing and publishing in the modern world. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel 6 – Peacock Terrace – Tower, First Floor

Making Your First Game: So you want to make games? Get a firsthand account of the pitfalls and triumphs from people who have been there. Get the perspective of multiple game development professions (artists, writers, programmers, designers) on how to get started on your first project. 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Corseting and Cosplay: Join us as we discuss the advantage and disadvantage of corsets, waist training, and cosplaying with them. How to measure for an authentic corset. Discuss corset companies, and share reviews to help others purchase in the future. Learn helpful tips and tricks of the trade from experienced professionals.  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Armor and Prop Fabrication: CThe ins and outs of armor and prop fabrication, molding, sculpting, casting, and leather work with Carl Martin and MoonWildFlower from Shinka Studios and Atelier Heidi3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

atrium-II_towerPanel 7 – Metropolitan – Mezzanine, 2nd Floor

Dragonball Z Games: Do you love dragon ball z? How much do you know? Let’s play a game, and see how you know about it. Join me and other dragon ball z fans and play quizzes and trivia games. 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Drawing Manga: How does a voice actor ALSO have time to be a comic artist and manga writer? How do you arrange to do so much?   Find out with Kristen McGuire 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

atrium-II_towerPanel 8 – Madrid – Mezzanine, 2nd Floor

From Indie to Triple AAA: You’ve heard of Triple A devs going Indie, so what is it like going from Indie to Triple A development? Come to this talk to hear the differences and similarities, and learn what it’s like at a large studio and tips on thriving within this environment. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Character Building for Steampunks: Whether starting from scratch or have an archetype in mind, we will teach you how to develop a realistic character. . 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

atriumIPanel 9 – Stemmons  A – Atrium 1, First Floor

Cross Race!: Crossplayers, are you ready? Start your engines, and may the best King and Queen win! Come for the lesson of your life on crossplaying, followed by a race to the finish! 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel 10 – Stemmons  B/D – Atrium 1, First Floor

Crunchyroll Presents – Working in the Anime Industry : Join Crunchyroll as they reveal the ins-and-outs of being a young professional in the Anime Industry! Learn about their daily lives in the Crunchyroll offices in San Francisco and Tokyo, and how anime comes from Japan to your favorite Crunchyroll device! This panel will be a casual presentation with lots of Q&A following! 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Iterative Game Design: You’re never going to get it right on the first try, especially in the Games Industry. This panel goes through the techniques necessary to “Fail Faster”, such as early prototyping, and the best ways to handle early play- testing, all in the name of making the best game possible.  2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Voice Actors Cold Read: Watch our guests read a script for the very first time…and a couple more times.  An audience member will be selected to participate in each reading. 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

atrium-II_towerClassroom 1 – Monte Carlo – Mezzanine, 2nd Floor

3D Printing for Cosplay: Ever wished you could just hit print and have a cosplay prop appear before your eyes? With some software and a bit of practice, now you can! Companies like Shapeways and even public libraries are making 3D printing more available and affordable every day. Veteran cosplayers Mindtailor and animetriplicate present as well as some ethical considerations for competition.  10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Voice Over Idol – Finals: Are you an aspiring voice actor? A fan of English dubs? Come check out Voice Over Idol! In this exciting final round, contestants who made the cut in the second round go head to head performing a variety of scripts – then get directed LIVE by professional voice actors! 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

I am a Panelist (And So Can You): Love going to panels? Want to run your own? We’re here to show you how to make them great, from choosing a topic and doing research, pitching to conventions, and of course…actually presenting your panel to an audience. 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

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

Thrifty Cosplay: How to Cosplay on a Budget: We will discuss how to make the best cosplay for the least amount of money. Topics we will hit include: using the thrift store, recycling old pieces, how to get deals on fabric, wigs, and more. 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Wings of Mankind (Live Action A.o.T.): From Tokyo Magika Productions comes “Wings of Mankind”, a live action fan film project based on Attack on Titan. This event will feature information on the project, along with test footage, behind the scenes videos, and much more exciting showcases along with a trailer! 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

towerentrance_chantillyClassroom 3 – Senator’s Lecture Hall – Tower, First Floor

FANS Conference: An academic conference about fandom and new media. Papers will be presented throughout the morning, as the conference comes to a conclusion. Questions? Please visit the table outside Emerald and see what it’s about. Times and schedule are available at the table. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM