Schedule

Panel Descriptions

Select a day above to view what panels are taking place on that day of the convention. These panels have been submitted by fellow attendees, our special guests, and associated organizations like FSU’s ASLC. Links, as well as Zoom codes for the panels using the platform, can also be found here.

For descriptions of and links to the various events at our convention, please visit their respective event page.

A full schedule of all of the events taking place at FreeCon, Friday through Sunday (March 12-14), can be found below.

Anime Doodle with Me
ASLC hosted on Zoom
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
https://fsu.zoom.us/j/95141486700?pwd=T1g0R3hDVFhxN3pJdTFwOHA4UmNLdz09
Meeting ID: 951 4148 6700
Passcode: 498672

Our members Jordan and Al will do a live sketch tutorial of their favorite anime characters and the audience can follow along.


Japanese in An Hour
Cosplay MeiMei hosted on Zoom
https://fsu.zoom.us/j/9751132661
Meeting ID: 975 113 2661
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST

Have you ever wanted to learn Japanese? No, I don’t mean saying “itadakimasu” before a meal and “gochisousama” afterwards. I mean, real Japanese. By the end of this panel, you will be able to form basic sentences, asking and answering your own questions, and have the skills to continue studying on your own. Minna-san, ganbatte ne!


Anime Trivia Night
ASLC hosted on Zoom
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
https://fsu.zoom.us/j/95295302413?pwd=MU5oc1g1R1RGb0xaclNKUG94Slg0QT09
Meeting ID: 952 9530 2413
Passcode: 763057

There will be 3 rounds of trivia based on theme songs, show backgrounds, and eye drawings.


Queer Eye for the Anime Guy
Panelist hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room B | panel-room-b-text and Panel Room B Voice
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Let’s discover the why and how of watching anime through a queer lens, finding the fun in seeing some anime in “that” way! Looking at examples across genres, this quick jaunt will run you through the visual coding of scenes to be romantic, how character relationships outside of heteronormativity can draw parallels to straight ones, and some of the tricks of the trade that allow shorthand for reading dialogue and characters in a queer light.


Cosplay Tips & Tricks: Budgeting!
Toma hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room C | panel-room-c-text and Panel Room C Voice
9:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST

Wanting to start cosplaying or start a new cosplay? Cosplay Guest TomaSyri will go over tips and tricks with budgeting so that your hobby won’t break the bank!

Belly Dancers Performance
Premier on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwoAG8GbsRE
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

A pre-recorded performance by the Belly Dancers at Florida State dance troupe.


Skarlet Dagger from Mortal Kombat 11 Cosplay Workshop
Premier on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FSUFreecon & Stream in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room B | panel-room-b-text and Panel Room B Voice
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EST

We are going to see how special guest Miss Taurus made Skarlet’s Dagger from Mortal Kombat 11 from start to finish by using a mix of materials such as foam, craft foam, worbla and more!


Dagorhir @ FSU Livestream: Garb & Weapon-Making Showcase Day 1
Dagorhir hosted on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dagorhiroftally
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Dagorhir – also known as FSU’s “Larpers on Landis” – is having 2 live sessions showcasing community members’ skills in building their weapons and making the cool garb that they wear on the field. They will be answering live Q&A during both sessions. The goal is to teach interested newcomers the basics they will need to join the battlefield when the time comes.


Gender Norms in Abnormal Forms: How Gender Roles are enforced in different Japanese media
Panelist hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room A | panel-room-a-text and Panel Room A Voice
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST

In an entertainment industry where the strange and unusual seem to thrive, there lies a grounding in reality that lingers in the background. Throughout history, gender has become a topic in anime, Japanese theater forms, and manga for many years. Yet do these conform to the norm or introduce a new spin? Through examples of Japanese media, the panel will dive into the gender politics of Japan showing the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Surf the Hallyu Wave!
HallyuWave hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room A | panel-room-a-text and Panel Room A Voice
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Spend time with the Hallyu Wave Club to be tested on K-pop trivia!


Cosplaying: TomaSyri’s Experience
Toma hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room A | panel-room-a-text and Panel Room A Voice
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Travel through time and over fifty cosplays from 2012 to now with Cosplay Guest TomaSyri! Hear about how each costume came to be, laugh along with their fun stories from past cons, and interact with your own questions about cosplaying!


Life in Japan with Rohan Kishibe
Cosplay MeiMei hosted on Zoom
https://fsu.zoom.us/j/98225937832
Meeting ID: 982 2593 7832
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Have you ever wondered what day to day life is like in Japan? Perhaps you’re interested in traveling to Japan, even moving there. Join Savannah “Mei” M., one of FSU’s very own Japanese teachers, for an informational Q&A about Japan and living in Japan. Get the questions you can’t Google answered!


Team Rocket Challenges You!
Panelist hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room C | panel-room-c-text and Panel Room C Voice
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST

You Are Challenged By Tactical Team Rocket! Battle your way through Team Rocket Headquarters and defeat TTR members with Pokémon trivia!


Noise Complaint – Tap Dance Theatre
Noise Complaint hosted on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NoiseComplaintLive
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Noise Complaint presents a live Cosplay Tap Dance Theatre show! Noise Complaint is a group of professional tap dancers who perform full sets of choreographed dances as characters from Comics, Video Games, Old School Cartoons and more. Noise Complaint’s dances are choreographed using music that is either directly taken from or inspired by currently trending or favorite movies, TV shows and video games. Their show brings to life epic battles and famed alliances on the stage and combines it with entertaining choreography and catchy rhythms!


The Kings of Tally: Dream Matches Never End
Panelist hosted on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/pastblaster
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EST

The Tallahassee Fighting Game Community presents “The Kings of Tally”, featuring some of our most skilled players in high level first to 10 wins sets in a variety of fighting games both old and new!


Welcome to Takarazuka
Panelist hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room A | panel-room-a-text and Panel Room A Voice
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST

Ever wondered where the princely woman trope originated? Fascinated by Sailor Uranus and Neptune? Find out about the 107 year history of Japan’s most prominent all-female musical theater company.

An Introduction to 3d printing
Panelist hosted on Zoom
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71804056074?pwd=alZyQWdxQkN6Z2h3M1dZQVd2MTRKZz09
Meeting ID: 718 0405 6074
Passcode: 6H1ZR4
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

A demo and discussion on 3d printing, techniques for cosplay and advice to help new makers be successful with their printers.


Performance and Cosplay
Gilded Moon hosted in FreeCon 17 Discord server | Panel Room A | panel-room-a-text and Panel Room A Voice
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Join Gilded Moon as they talk about their experiences performing on stages of all sizes, from in-character panel performances to main stage events at large conventions. They have performed in many genres, including dance, stage combat, fire spinning, and comedy/drama, with an educational background in theatre and backstage production, as well as experience working in professional theatres. Questions are heavily encouraged!


Dagorhir @ FSU Livestream: Garb & Weapon-Making Showcase Day 2
Dagorhir hosted on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dagorhiroftally
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Dagorhir – also known as FSU’s “Larpers on Landis” – is having 2 live sessions showcasing community members’ skills in building their weapons and making the cool garb that they wear on the field. They will be answering live Q&A during both sessions. The goal is to teach interested newcomers the basics they will need to join the battlefield when the time comes.


Raspberry Pie and the Dance Dance Revolution
Raspberry Pie hosted on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RaspberryPieInTheSky & Stream in FreeCon 17 Discord Server | Event Channels | performance-stage-text Performance Stage Voice
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST

Come get funky with Orlando’s #1 nerd-funk band, Raspberry Pie! This show will have you grooving to songs about anime ladies, OTPs, and the difficulties of dating someone in a different fandom. See you there, space cowboy!

Artists & Vendors

Daniel Hooker

Daniel Hooker is a published comic book illustrator. With a passion for storytelling he invests himself in art and books that create new and diverse worlds.

www.ArtStation.com/DanielHookerArt


Rosember Chains

Custom made chainmaille jewelry. Chainmaille bracelets, necklaces, earrings, dice bags, and more!!

http://rosemberchains.com/

Offers 18+ Art


Star Prince Empire

Cute art and accessories inspired by K-pop and pastels.

www.etsy.com/shop/StarPrinceEmpire


Witch Crafts

Witch Crafts is a team of three artists each with their own styles and specialties! They sell a variety of posters and stickers, as well as various styles of commissions.

www.witchcrafts.me


Marcus C Thomas

Vibrant digital illustrations including personal artworks and fan art created by Marcus C Thomas.

https://www.marcuscthomas.com/online-store


ArtsyPosey

ArtsyPosey is a semi realistic anime painter. She often depicts floral aspects in her work. She has drawn as holographic keychains and posters of various anime and game characters. She would love to draw any character whether it be from a popular anime/game, DND, original character, alternate universe character, etc as a custom commission. Custom commissions can also be printed as holographic keychains, posters, and stickers. To reserve a commission slot email the artist at ArtsyPosey@gmail.com

https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17879081263490148/

Offers 18+ Art


NerdyOatmeal

NerdyOatmeal will be selling hand drawn 2 1/4″ badges as well as acrylic paintings ranging in size from 2″ x 2″ to 16″ x 20.”

https://nerdyoatmeal.storenvy.com/products


Lukas Martin

Stop by to find a small collection of prints, keychains, and stickers from various games and shows!

https://twitter.com/LukasMartin1010


STARINMYPOCKET

http://starinmypocket.net


Pettyism Atelier

Nara draws stories and makes dolls.

https://prettyism.carrd.co/


Achjayel, Fatherrjo, and Grakkerss

Achjayel, Fatherrjo, and Grakkerss are all artists graduated from SCAD in 2018. They love interesting stories and characters, fun designs, and telling emotional narratives with their work!

Achjayel – https://achjayel-fanart.tumblr.com/tagged/portfolio-tag
Fatherrjo – https://darianbassett1.wixsite.com/portfolio
Grakkerss – https://www.greersanders.com/


Gabbie Wolf Comics

Watch your ideas come to life with digital art from Tomato Syrup!

https://ko-fi.com/gabbiewolfcomics/shop


Tomato Syrup

Watch your ideas come to life with digital art from Tomato Syrup!


Boba Club Pins

Welcome to Bobaclubpins! This is a company that sells fanmade goods. From Kpop to anime to cartoons there is stuff for everyone! Bobaclubpins is a small company based in Florida. Making merchandise for multiple fandoms is so much fun. Please check out the shop whenever you get the chance.

https://bobaclubpins.bigcartel.com/


Kinyocassidy

Kinyo Cassidy sells artwork of all types of anime, video games, and comics. She has tons of posters, stickers, charms, buttons, and postcards to look through. She also has commissions open at a reasonable price!!

https://www.instagram.com/kinyocassidy/?hl=en


MaraBear Art

MaraBear Art sells prints, stickers, buttons! Don’t forget to check out the AC Gatcha!

https://www.artstation.com/marabear9494


Writer’s Artblock

Welcome to Writer’s Artblock! Writer offers cheap and fast commissions for character designs, portraits, fanart, and illustrations, as well as HD Downloads of artworks and Sticker/Pin designs. Check it out!

https://www.instagram.com/writerv3/


Clause Monet

Clause has elevated the artistic experience by allowing his audience to engage with his artwork & to provide a new level of entertainment by incorporating technological advancements with his artistic creativity to provide surreal & immersive experiences.

http://www.clausemonet.art


Manekicats

Florida based handmade accessories and creations with a love for sports anime !

https://etsy.com/shop/manekicats


The Threaded Scale

Come all ye heroes and villains! The Forgemaster here at The Threaded Scale has opened her hoard for adventurers of all sorts to look around… and maybe find something to help them on their journeys! Be it RPG dice, dice bags, character art, or stuffies to hold through your perilous quests, Forgemaster Dragon is here to help. Take a look! The hoard awaits.

https://www.thethreadedscale.com/

Anime Armory

We sell anime, jewelry, trading cards, wands, swords, collectibles and replicas.
www.facebook.com/animearmory

Offers 18+ Merchandise


Octavian War Goods

“Octavian War Goods” is your one-stop-shop for souvenirs and copies of the first installment of the “Octavian War” Series’, a book authored by Andre Davis. He is using his love of history, languages, and his fantastical imagination to create a new world and mythology to share with all audiences. So come join us in bringing this dream to fruition and maybe even buy a poster or two on the way! 🙂

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08B35X4FF/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_fabc_xAxZFb3AHGTVE?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1


Capital City Comics and Toys

Your one stop shop for all things Fandom.  Funko, T-Shirts, Backpacks, Buttons, Lanyards and so, so much more

www.capitalcitycomicsandtoys.com


Tomatocreations

Looking for anime goods but don’t know where to start? Look no further than the Mystery Boxes, created with your interests in mind! Fill out a quick form to help your local cosplayer decide what you would like to receive! Each box is hand picked with items from keychains to manga, from Japanese candy to buttons to lanyards! You can also enjoy a Manga Mystery where you can get a mystery manga to try out, for people who don’t know which book to read next!

Facebook.com/tomatocreationss


 International Candy Company

 Selling the best candy, snacks and treats. 

Intcandycompany.etsy.com


 BMP Anime Goods

 BMP Anime Goods specializes in a small but mighty collection of high-quality second hand anime and kaiju artbooks, figures, games, manga and posters.

https://imgur.com/XXsharT


 Extreme Kawaii

Extreme Kawaii is an online and convention based gift store, specializing in the EXTREMELY cute imported all the way from Japan and Korea. It’s not just cute, it’s Extreme Kawaii.

Extremekawaii.com


 Foam Brain Games

 Make Your Next Game Night a Critical Hit with Foam Brain Games! We sell metal, plastic and stone RPG Dice, RPG Accessories and more!

www.foambrain.com


Small Obsession 

Affordable handmade geeky jewelry

Amazon.com/Handmade/SmallObsession


 Devil’s Litterbox

Devil’s Litterbox is the purr-fect merch store for all of your hellish, feline-related impulsive spending desires! Everything here is cat themed, and cat themed only!

https://devilslitterbox.wixsite.com/devilcat-1

 

 

Artist Streams

Many of our artists will be streaming during the convention in the FreeCon 17 Discord. Select a day to see who’s streaming. 

The Full Schedule for all other events happening at FreeCon can be found below.

 

Location: Artist Stream A
Time (EST)
6:00 PM Tomato Syrup
6:30 PM Tomato Syrup (cont.)
7:00 PM
7:30 PM RabitX3
8:00 PM RabitX3 (cont.)
8:30 PM
9:00 PM Clause Monet
9:30 PM Clause Monet (cont.)
10:00 PM

 

Location: Artist Stream A Artist Stream B Artist Stream C Artist Stream D
Time (EST)
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
11:00 AM Devil Cat
11:30 AM Devil Cat (cont.)
12:00 PM
12:30 PM RabitX3
1:00 PM RabitX3 (cont.)
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM Sivenom
4:00 PM Sivenom (cont.)
4:30 PM
5:00 PM ArtsyPosey
5:30 PM ArtsyPosey (cont.)
6:00 PM
6:30 PM NerdyOatmeal
7:00 PM Clause Monet
7:30 PM PitohuiArt Clause Monet (cont.)
8:00 PM PitohuiArt
8:30 PM
9:00 PM Tomato Syrup
9:30 PM Tomato Syrup
10:00 PM

 

 

 

Location: Artist Stream A Artist Stream B Artist Stream C Artist Stream D
Time (EST)
10:00 AM NerdyOatmeal
10:30 AM
11:00 AM DevilCat
11:30 AM DevilCat (cont.)
12:00 PM
12:30 PM RabitX3
1:00 PM RabitX3 (cont.)
1:30 PM
2:00 PM
2:30 PM
3:00 PM
3:30 PM Sivenom
4:00 PM Sivenom (cont.)
4:30 PM
5:00 PM ArtsyPosey Clause Monet
5:30 PM ArtsyPosey (cont.) Clause Monet (cont.)
6:00 PM

 

 

 

Friday Schedule

All Times in EST

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM

10:00 PM

Artist Alley

(Discord Artist Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Vendor Hall

(Discord Vendor Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Main Events

Opening Ceremony
(Discord Main Events Channel)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Video Game Room (A)

League of Legends Tournament Round 1
(E-Sports Club Twitch)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Video Game Room (B)

Among Us 
(Discord Video Game Room Text & Voice Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery 1st Session
(Discord MM Channels)

Murder Mystery 2nd Session
(Discord MM Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Panels (Attendee Hosted)

Queer Eye for the Anime Guy
(Discord Panel Room B)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Panels (Special Guest)

Cosplay MeiMei: Japanese in an Hour
(Zoom)

Toma: Cosplay Tips & Tricks: Budgeting
(Discord Panel Room C)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Panels (ASLC Hosted)

Anime Doodle with Me
(Zoom)

Anime Trivia Night
(Zoom)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Viewing Room

See Viewing Room Page for Schedule

(Viewing Party Links in Discord Viewing Room Channel)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Saturday Schedule

All Times in EST

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 PM

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

7:00 PM

7:30 PM

8:00 PM

8:30 PM

9:00 PM

9:30 PM

10:00 PM

Artist Alley

(Discord Artist Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Vendor Hall

(Discord Vendor Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Main Events

Maid Cafe Video Premier
(YouTube)

Drawing Contest: Quick-Draw Session
(Discord Drawing Contest Channel)

Karaoke Contest
(Zoom)

AMV Contest Stream
(Discord Main Events Channel)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Media Guests

Q & A Interview: Dawn M. Bennett
(Twitch)

Q & A Interview: Apphia Yu
(Twitch)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Maid Cafe

Chat with Maids & Butlers
(Discord Maid Cafe Channel)

Chat with Maids & Butlers
(Discord Maid Cafe Channel)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Pre-Judging (Contestants Only) 

Cosplay Contest Contestant Interviews
(Zoom)

Cosplay Contest Contestant Interviews
(Zoom)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Video Game Room (A)

OSU! Tournament
(E-Sports Club Twitch)

League of Legends Tournament Round 2
(E-Sports Club Twitch)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Video Game Room (B)

Kings of Tally: Dream Matches Never End 
(Fighting Game Community Twitch)

Jack Box Party Pack
(Discord Video Game Room Channel)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Murder Mystery

Murder Mystery 1st Session
(Discord MM Channels)

Murder Mystery 2nd Session
(Discord MM Channels)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Panels (Attendee Hosted)

Gender Norms in Abnormal Forms
(Zoom | Discord Panel Room A)

Surf the Hallyu Wave!
(Discord Panel Room A)

Team Rocket Challenges You! Pokemon Trivia
(Discord Panel Room C)

Welcom to Takarazuka
(Zoom | Discord Panel Room A)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Panels (Club Hosted)

FSU Belly Dancers Performance
(Zoom)

Dagorhir @ FSU Showcase Day 1
(Dagorhir’s Twitch)

Noise Complaint Tap Dance Theatre
(Their YouTube)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Panels (Special Guest)

Scarlet Dagger Cosplay Tutorial w/ Ms. Taurus
(Discord Panel Room B)

Cosplaying: Toma Syri’s Experience
(Discord Panel Room A)

Cosplay MeiMei: Life in Japan w/ Rohan Kishibe
(Zoom)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Viewing Room

See Viewing Room Page for Schedule

(Viewing Party Links in Discord Viewing Room Channel)

Convention Closes @ 10:00 PM

Sunday Schedule

All Times in EST

10:00 AM

10:30 AM

11:00 PM

11:30 AM

12:00 PM

12:30 PM

1:00 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

3:30 PM

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

5:00 PM

5:30 PM

6:00 PM

Artist Alley

(Discord Artist Channels)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Vendor Hall

(Discord Vendor Channels)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Main Events (A)

Cosplay Contest Video Premier
(YouTube | Discord Main Events Channel)

AMV Contest Winner Announcement
(Discord Main Events Channel)

Closing Ceremony
(Discord Main Events Channel)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Main Events (B)

Drawing Contest: Open Session
(Discord Drawing Contest Channel)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Media Guests

Q & A Interview: Xanthe Huynh
(Twitch)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Video Game Room 

Animal Crossing Giveaway Stream
(FreeCon Twitch)

League of Legends Tournament Round 3
(E-Sports Club Twitch)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Panels (Attendee Hosted)

Introduction to 3D Printing
(Zoom)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Panels (Club Hosted)

Dagorhir @ FSU Showcase Day 1
(Dagorhir’s Twitch)

Anime Kahoot w/ Anime @ FAMU
(Zoom)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Panels (Special Guest)

Performance & Cosplay w/ Gilded Moon
(Discord Panel Room A)

Raspberry Pie & The Dance Dance Revolution
(YouTube | Discord Performance Channel)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Viewing Room

See Viewing Room Page for Schedule

(Viewing Party Links in Discord Viewing Room Channel)

Convention Closes @ 6:00 PM

Judi Online