June 5 – 7 , 2015 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Sunday Panel Write-Ups by Room

Sunday Panel Write-Ups by Room









Chantilly Ballroom – Tower 1, 1st Floor

Sunday Brunch – 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 1 – Topaz – Tower, First Floor

Dr. Who Cosplay and Prop Making: DFW Cosplay Gallifrey talks with you about the in and outs of cosplaying in the Dr. Who universe. Costuming tips and advice, prop making information and more. 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Tea Time with Touhou: An in-character Q&A session with Touhou characters from many of the different games. The residents of Gensokyo are meeting up to chat and have some tea, and they’ve got a special guest: you! Come relax and ask them the questions that you’ve been dying to ask. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

How’d We Do?: Final panel of A-Kon 25. A chance for the attendees to let the staff know what went right, what went wrong and what they would like to see at A-Kon in the future. 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

The History of Gundam Part 2: It’s time for a history lesson! Come join us as we talk about all of the different alternate universe Gundam series. We’ll talk about everything from After Colony to Cosmic Era. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 2 – Sapphire – Tower, First Floor

Video Game Production: Come learn about the craft of video game production, a talk going over the various disciplines and crafts needed to make games. 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Write It, Shoot It, Cut It, Enjoy. How to Efficiently Create YouTube Videos: Hey Everybody! Do you want to be famous on the internet? Then stop on by our panel where the YouTubers from Gamer Fumes talk about how to effectively manage your channel from idea conception to promotion. Get the direction and advising you need for your internet endeavors here! 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

How to Read Manga and Watch Anime: Reading manga and watching anime seem simple, but they actually require an elaborate set of mental skills. This panel examines the construction of anime and manga, demonstrating the massive intelligence it takes to be a fan. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Video Game Trivia: Come test your video game knowledge against other gamers! Do you think you have what it takes to reach the top?! Come test your might! Also, there will be prizes. 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 3 – Emerald – Tower, First Floor

World Building: There is a science and an art to creating a fictional universe. Industry pros, both artists and writers, talk about what goes into their creative process of building their fictional globes – from the architecture to the language, to the technology and wardrobe. No detail will be left unspoken, no stone left unturned! 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Methods in Digital Coloring and Illustration: An in-depth look into the craft of painting using digital techniques and programs such as Photoshop, OpenCanvas, Painter and tablets. 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Humor Roundtable: Get your dose of funny, comedic origins, inspirations, and other mischief from some of webcomics’ greatest writers and artists. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 4 – Coral – Tower, First Floor

That Cartoon Podcast Presents: The Great Debate! Sailor Moon vs. Dragon Ball Z!: It’s a debate as old as time. Which one is better: the Mecca of magical girls, Sailor Moon; or the definition of action anime, Dragon Ball Z? Join podcasters Evan and Zach as they find out the answer once and for all! 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

So You Want to Be a Steampunk?: Developing your very own Steampunk costume and persona; in other words, making what you’re making make sense! Going over the how and why of becoming someone new. Suggestions and examples abound, including a large amount of cultural and period information to help with character development. Lots of Q&A. 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Armed Forces (Steampunks in the Military): From the early days of the goth movement, military clothing has made its way into sub-cultures. Today with Sky Captains, Anti Piracy Squads, the legions of Toy Soldiers, and Squads of the Red Fork Empire, Steampunks are no exception. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

The Island Empire: Britain in Anime & Manga:  An island empire steeped in tradition: are we talking about Japan, Britain, or both when we consider how the United Kingdom appears in anime & manga? Anglophiles and Japanophiles alike are invited to review the evidence of history. 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 5 – DeLaSalle – West Wing, First Floor

But It’s Perfect: Who should or should not be critiquing your manuscript. Are writer groups a good way to get your manuscript critiqued? Why a writer’s time is precious. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Here There Be Scumbags: Writing scams have been happening since Gutenberg. Here are some of the red flags that let you know there is a scam going on. 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Writing Military Science Fiction: From boots on the ground to battles in space, what do you really need to know to write plausible and believable military science fiction? 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

I Found It On The Internet: With so much content on the internet, are things like copyright and intellectual property still relevant today? 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM

towerentrance_chantillyPanel 6 – Peacock Terrace – Tower, First Floor

My Little Pony: Panels are Magic: Attention all Fillies and Gentlecolts! Her Royal Highnesses, Princesses Celestia and Luna of Equestria, cordially invite everypony to a panel entitled “My Little Pony: Panels are Magic.” Interact with your favorite characters, participate in events, and discover the magic of friendship for yourself. 11:45 AM – 1:45 PM

Yokai: The Kappa: Come learn about the kappa. This particular creature from Japanese folklore shows up in many anime, manga, and even live action movies. The subject of many legends, they are aquatic, dangerous, amusing, and even helpful. There is even a major shopping street in Tokyo named after them and a shrine to kappa nearby. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Cosplay Q&A with Yaya Han: Come for a candid chat with Yaya about all aspects of Cosplay. This is your chance to ask her questions on cosplay-related topics like modeling, makeup, international cosplay scenes and conventions, photography and posing, costume contests and how to prepare for them, and more! There are also 10 years worth of Yaya’s interesting stories about going to cons, making costumes, dressing up and traveling world-wide in the name of Cosplay in store for you! 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM

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

Guitar Hero Anime Edition: Like Guitar Hero? Are you a Legend of Rock? Be a Legend of Anime Rock! This arcade-style panel boasts a custom game (based on GH3) that has some of the best anime soundtrack songs and is NOT commercially available – play it here! (Controllers provided.) 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Crunchyroll Industry Panel: Find out the latest news and releases from Crunchyroll, the leader in online anime streaming! We’ll be talking about your favorite shows, what’s new at Crunchyroll, and what exciting new things are coming up! Participate in our trivia contest and win some fabulous prizes! 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Do Anime Conventions Have a Future?: Can anime conventions survive, let alone grow, in this environment? Join Robotech.com’s marketing coordinator Kevin McKeever for an in-depth look at these issues and the surprising answer. 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

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

Video Game Creation for the Hobbyist: In the old days of video game making, you needed to know complex machine code or software languages. While technology has made gaming more advanced, it has also made making games easier. Now with languages like Java and Flash and engines like RPG Maker and Unity, it’s easier than ever to make your own game. Hear from professional game designers how easy it now is for you to make a video game. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Anime Midstream – Inside Raijin-Oh!: Wonder what it’s like to produce an anime series? Have you ever wanted to know what it takes to dub a series in a different language? Anime Midstream will share their experiences and answer your questions in this one hour Q&A about anime production. 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Steampunk Jewelry: We learn about the different styles and techniques to make steampunk jewelry and accessories. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

atriumIPanel 9 – Stemmons  A – Atrium 1, First Floor

Hetalia History: A look at the real history and cultural references behind some of the scenes, jokes, and costumes in “Axis Powers Hetalia”!  Who is this “Frederick the Great” in all that Prussia fan art? Learn why China had Christopher Columbus totally outclassed, why Russia is even scarier than you think, and more! 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Attack on Titan: Panelists discuss Attack on Titan currently. Discover the history behind the show. Learn how to make affordable AoT cosplays, build your own Maneuver Gear, discuss cosplay hairstyle and wig techniques, and look like a Titan with a panelist make-up tutorial. 2:15 PM – 3:45 PM

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

Homestuck Q&A Panel: Are you into grey skinned aliens with candy corns for horns? Kids trying to save the universe? Or are you more interested in midnight shenanigans? If the answer is yes, then come down to the Homestuck Q&A Panel. Have your favorite characters answer questions you’ve been dying to ask. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Embrace Your Inner Nerdiness: Being a nerd doesn’t mean you have to be antisocial or be looked down on for your interests and hobbies. Come learn how to make your inner nerd the best part about you. Hold your head high knowing that your nerd-factor is who you are and there is NOTHING wrong with that. 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Voice Duels With LittleKuriboh: Fancy yourself an impressionist? It’s voice versus voice! Take part in a live contest with host LittleKuriboh as he pits you against a bevy of hopefuls in an attempt to out-voice the others. 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Voice Actors Cold Read: Always a highlight, come and see our voice acting guests do what they do best, create new voices. Using a script written by guest Anthony Brownrigg, all of our voice actors get in the act, reading a variety of parts and then perform for the audience. 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

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

Voice Over Idol Final Round: Aspiring voice actors and fans of dubs come check this out! Contestants who made the cut in Round 2 will now compete head to head performing monologues of their choice – then get directed live by professional voice actors. 12:00 PM – 1:30 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_chantillyClassroom 2 – Governor’s Lecture Hall – Tower, First Floor

Complete Cosplay Armoring: Teaches armor-making in a methodical manner from start to finish, including materials, tools, painting techniques, attachment, cooling, and maintenance.  There will be live demonstrations and show-and-tell style examples of materials and finished products. 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Crossplay: Greetings! This is the panel that focuses on the gentlemen who wish to dress as lovely lady characters, and the ladies that wish to dress as dashing gentlemen characters. Learn the secrets and tricks behind the mask of Crossplay! 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Acting Out: A Guide to Cosplay Performance: Acting Out is a how-to on cosplay performances for contests and beyond. We’ll run you through what to expect when you’re entering a cosplay contest, how to create a skit or walk-on, give helpful tips, and provide demonstrations. All stages of cosplay are welcome, from beginner to expert. 3:00 PM – 4:00 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. 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Copic Markers – Advanced: The advanced class will be on portraits. Participants will learn how to achieve lifelike skin tones through the layering of colors. The advanced case will work with different tools to achieve dynamic effects. They will also learn to use a Copic airbrush for shading. 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Mixed Media for Illustration and Comics: Ink? Watercolor? Acrylic? And what the heck is gouache? Are traditional media on their way out in this digital age? Learn why not, and find out about some surprising combinations and unusual mediums used in illustration and comics. 2:45 PM – 3:45 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. It is open to everyone! Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  Attendees must have a valid A-Kon 25 Badge (for current day) to enter. 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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

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

BJD Hybrids: FrankenDollies – we have ‘em. Come see how it’s done. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

YouTube Videos: Fun and interactive panel about creating videos on YouTube. 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM

Mold–Making & Casting: Explore various techniques for creating silicone molds and creating casts in polyurethane resin. 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

3D Printing with Silverbeam:  An introduction on 3D printing and creating models ready to print. 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM

Fairy Garden Workshop: Pre-register to guarantee a spot.  Build furniture for tiny sized dolls from natural and found objects. (Cost: Free) 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Bye Bye Social: Join us one last time to say goodbye. 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Share      Follow Me on Pinterest