Here you will find the descriptions for panels as they are accepted, with day, time, and room for each panel to be finalized closer to the convention. Check out what you want to go to, and plan your day out. 18+ panels will be carding for IDs, but 13+ panels are only a discretionary warning; think PG-13 and R films. Maps and Schedules coming soon.
A discussion and safe space for yaoi fangirls(and boys) to meet and talk about all things naughty. Great for people who are curious about yaoi and just want to learn more while having fun. Video and Images of yaoi will be shown so come prepared!
Join the voice of VOCALOID DEX as he discusses the pleasantries, oddities, oversights, and hard truths behind voicing and working on one of the most successful English VOCALOIDs to date. Ever wanted to voice a VOCALOID yourself? Wondered what the process is like? And how do you react to the fanart? At this panel, VOCALOID producer nostraightanswer (aka Sam Blakeslee) will reveal all.
The panel is about differences and similarities between terms of "culture" and "pop-culture" in reference to contemporary Japanese society, as well as how much from the premodern Japan we can still notice and experience in the modern period. The goal will be to inform, converse, reflect and bring down some stereotypes about Japan that are inevitably perpetuated by both Japan non-specialists and enthusiasts.
Learn all about retro synthwave/J-Pop group Satellite Young, fronted by Emi Kusano! In this panel, we will watch Satellite Young's music videos (both anime and live action) and discuss their career to date, including collaborations and related media!
Getting senpai to notice you, running late to school with toast in your mouth, spending your youth giggling in a "do-nothing" school club. Is this really what Japanese high school is all about? The structure and culture surrounding high school in Japan is very different from what we see in anime. This panel will teach you all about these differences and try to explain why anime portrays high school in such a unique way.
An informative panel for those of you who've been curious about what “Visual Kei” actually is, hosted by TeppyBAKA! Come for a basic primer on this genre of Japanese musical groups, play some fun mini-games, hang out and socialize with other VK fans, and perhaps discover some of your new soon-to-be-favorite bands!!
Noise Complaint presents a live Cosplay Tap Dance show! Noise Complaint is a group of professional tap dancers who perform full sets of choreographed dances as characters from RWBY, Sailor Moon, Disney, 90s cartoons and more. The dances are choreographed using music taken from or inspired by movies, TV shows and video games. This high energy cosplay dance show will have you glued to your seat and dying to get up and dance at the same time.
Taiko (Japanese drumming) is often seen in the form of ensemble performance with different types and sizes of tradition Japanese drums. Little do people know, ensemble taiko drumming is not only a contemporary performing art form inspired by Japanese traditions, it has been hugely influenced by recent Japanese-American history. This panel explores the discipline, philosophy, history, and unconventional potentials of taiko through presentation and the presenter’s own invention of practice taiko drum.