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Friday

Opening Ceremonies
Grand Stage
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Welcome to Anime Midwest! Attend opening ceremonies to be introduced to the convention, our guests, and all the excitement you can expect over this amazing weekend!
Meetups: Hellsing, Fullmetal Alchemist
Meetups
Friday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meetups
Open Tabletop Gaming All Weekend
Tabletop 1
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
All Weekend: Giant Chess, Open Gaming, Play for Keeps, stop in and try a new game!
Learn Warhammer 40k
Tabletop 2
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
I'm the grim darkness of the far future, humanity fights an endless galactic war against aliens, traitors, and evil gods from beyond our dimension. Recreate these glorious battles with toy soldiers! Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Kiznaiver
Video Room 1
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Saga of Tanya the Evil
Video Room 2
Friday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Closed for sound checks and stuff.
Grand Stage
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Closed for sound checks and stuff.
Meetups: Fairy Tail, One Punch Man
Meetups
Friday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meetups
Friday Solo Performance with Scott Helland
Panel Room 1
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Scott Helland creates melodic, euphoric guitar instrumentals rooted in the realms of folk, punk, alternative and world. His eclectic musical past, keen melodic sense, live looping technique and tasteful use of guitar effects creates a compelling soundscape. Armed with his trademark Godin Multiac guitar, Helland has created a musical world of his own influenced by punk rock, spanish and gypsy guitar styles. Infectious melodies weave around his looped rhythms and straight forward beats. The songs are short, fun, and to the point with tuneful acoustic guitar lines as the sonic focus. “Helland is yet another accomplished ex-punk who has made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks.” Jack Rabid, BigTakeOver Magazine. Currently he is the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based duo, Frenchy and the Punk, a popular attraction in the indie cabaret, steampunk and faerie festival scenes with singer Samantha Stephenson. In the eighties he was also a member of the infamous Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, (which included Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow,) and Outpatients. He has been writing, recording and performing music since his early teens. He has over 25 recordings out including 7 solo CDs. Helland also released his art book Feast, a collection of over 50 pen and ink drawings in 2015. His upcoming CD, Never End the Rocket Century' will be released in April 2017. Visit Scott Helland at scotthelland.com “Scott Helland is a commanding acoustic guitarist, creating stimulating, passionate instrumentals that may cause little flowers to bloom in your heart” Chronogram Magazine.
Dmmd madness
Panel Room 10
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
If you're looking for a gay PANNEL you've come to the right place my friend,join aoba clear and ren and maybe noiz (if he wants to come) to the most gayest PANNEL ever with your host Aoba.
Lupin the Third Bloopers
Panel Room 2
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
This 18+ panel is packed with fun and laughter. Catch a glimpse of the twisted minds that frolic in the world of bloopers and Lupin the Third! Fun fan favorite!!
Anime Trivia
Panel Room 3
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Calling all Anime fans! Join SuperKayce as teams made from audience members battle it out in this epic trivia event! Questions could cover anything….Dragon Ball Z, Fairy Tail, Naruto, etc! There will be tons of fun and even more laughs! So come test your skills and win some prizes along the way!
Linkara & The Geek Talk Comics
Panel Room 4
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Linkara, host of ATOP THE FOURTH WALL, and The Last Angry Geek, host of COMIC BOOK ISSUES, invite you to this panel on the current state of American comic books. Why is it still the NEW 52, four years later. Is SECRET WARS the end of Marvel or the beginning? Join Channel Awesome's four color experts for an insightful Q&A.
Cosplay: A History
Panel Room 5
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Cosplayers are an integral part of the con scene, but who first decided it would be a good idea to dress up in nerdy costumes at conventions? At this panel, find out more about your cosplay forefathers and mothers. They might be closer to home than you think!
CON101: Tips, Tricks, & Tales
Panel Room 6
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Everyones first con can be overwhelming. Heck, even your 4th and 8th con can be. Come to this panel and get some tips and tricks for the con life! Also, if you have any stories yourself, feel free to share, because Knowledge is power!...And so is soap...Please shower...That one was a freebie.
Awesome Anime Openings
Panel Room 7
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
An opening can make or break a show for some people. Come and watch classics, hidden gems, and just plain weird anime openings. Maybe you'll walk away with a new favorite!
How to: Cosplay Makeup Workshop
Panel Room 8
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Learn the basics of Asian cosplay makeup! We will show you how to use double eyelid tape, contour under eye puffs, create the perfect gradient lips and more! In addition, we'll recommend our favorite products (Asian and American), ranging from affordable to luxury. We’ll even show you how to pick out color contacts and which ones to avoid. It is optional to “bring your own makeup.” There will be a few demonstrations on volunteers, so come over and lets get fabulous together! To get a better idea of what we do, please visit my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/HeyJoie
Down to Learn Some League of Legends?(Beginners)
Panel Room 9
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Been playing League for 5 months or 5 years? Whether you’re still not level 30, or trying to carry your way out of Plat, there is always something that you can learn or hone to get better at LOL. UMN Ganked by Gophers coach Kenneth “Kethar” Barta hopes to help any noobs, tryhards, feeders, or ragers who play League of Legends pick up something that they may not have known about before or wanted to get feedback on. Join in as we try to go over as many of the basics as possible, as well as Q&A's for any question that you may have had about almost any part of the game.
Kingdom Death: Monster Demo
Tabletop 2
Friday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Learn to play the game that is everything! Do you like miniature combat, role play, city building, crafting, deckbuilding, and exploration? How about all in on massive, easy to learn game? Come learn to play Kingdom Death: Monster.
Autographs: Chris Rager, Josh Martin, Oscar Seung, Dave Trosko
Autographs
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meetups: Attack on Titan, Halo
Meetups
Friday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meetups
Meet Billy West
Panel Room 1
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Are you a fan of his neumerous voices on Futurama? Or perhaps in awe at his amazing voice career? Come on in and meet the one and only, Billy West!
Black Butler Book of Inquiries
Panel Room 10
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Deep within England's underworld works a demon and his master to destroy the queen's fears and doubts. They have come from their world to you to answer your sinister questions. We welcome you with the upmost Phantomhive hospitality.
Storytime with Mason Lieberman: Q/A
Panel Room 3
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
An in-depth break down of the recording industry and how music for gaming and anime is produced, with Mason Lieberman using his own personal experiences used as examples. Hear some great insider stories here.
David Matranga Anime Q & A
Panel Room 4
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
David Matranga is a voice actor who has worked for such companies as ADV Films, Funimation, and Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital. You might recognize David from such roles as Tomoya Okazaki in Clannad or Briareos in Appleseed or Bertholdt in Attack on Titan or from hi sroles in Elfen Lied, Gilgamesh, Canaan, Demon King Daimao, One Piece, Girls und Panzer, and tons of others.
Q&A with Sandy Fox
Panel Room 5
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Sandy Fox is an American Actor, Voice Actor, Singer and Producer. She is listed as one of the Top 20 Female Anime Voice Actors of All Time on IMDB. She began her career in the entertainment industry working for the Walt Disney Company performing in hundreds of live stage shows as a singer, dancer and comedic talent. As a voice actor she began her career providing an array of voices for The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Futurama and she is known for being one of the cutest voices in the industry. Sandy is voicing Chibiusa and Black Lady in the new Viz Media Sailor Moon and Sailor Moon Crystal Series, Courtney in Pokemon Generations, and the voice of Epi in the new Lionsgate animated feature Robinson Crusoe – The Wild Life. She has been in countless shows as countless characters.
Decora Fashion 101
Panel Room 6
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Do you love Japanese street fashion? Ever wanted to try a new style but don't know where to start? Come learn about Decora fashion with Pastel Bubblegum (owner of Kawaii Rice)! Decora is for everyone, no matter your age, gender, size, or budget. Pretty pastels, dark shades, vibrant neons-- Decora welcomes lovers of any color palette! We will be teaching you how to coordinate outfits, where to shop, and how to incorporate J-fashion into your daily wardrobe. We will also have Q&A and a FREE RAFFLE for an on-the-spot Decora makeover and many other kawaii prizes!
Top Five Remakes that Need to Happen
Panel Room 7
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Flawed classics that showed so much potential yet didn't quite reach. Come look at some diamonds in the rough, see what deserves a second around and offer ideas of your own.
Welcome to Gravity Falls
Panel Room 8
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Welcome to Gravity Falls, a town of magic and mystery! Ask your favorite Gravity Falls characters about themselves or the world they live in!
Anime Improv Comedy
Panel Room 9
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Interested in the basics of theatrical improvisation? Fans of Whose Line is it Anyway and SNL? Come to a basic workshop on the building blocks that make an improv scene with a great twist of anime. We will be performing scenes and teaching how to improv.
Pathfinder RPG - Learn to Role Play
Tabletop 2
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
An introductory game of pathfinder RPG. Use premade characters to challenge a low-level adventure, and get down the basics of role play mechanics and etiquette.
elDIVE
Video Room 1
Friday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Twin Star Exorcists
Video Room 2
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Swim Trunks, and Ravers, and Bears - Oh My!! (An hour with Greg Ayres)
Panel Room 2
Friday: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Come join Greg Ayres as he answers question about all projects old and new. You can be sure he’ll be talking about New project like Free Eternal Summer, Gangsta, Dramatical Murder, and Danganronpa as well as talking about DJ’ing and con life as himself. A fan boy till the end, whether voicing “pointy haired boys” during the day, or shooting zombies at night (at least on his PS4) you can be sure he’s having fun. There may even be a hint or two about some new projects yet to be announced, so don't miss it.
Autographs: Billy West, Luci Christian, Molly Searcy, Mason Lieberman, David Matranga
Autographs
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
So You Want To Be In The Masquerade?!
Medium Stage
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come learn to strut your stuff onstage as La Vie Cosplay covers the ins and outs of the cosplay masquerade! Get updated on the when, where, and why as well as how to work it in judging and performance. Come join your craftsmanship judges and see what it takes to have an amazing competition experience.
Meetups: Soul Eater, Undertale, Steven Universe
Meetups
Friday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meetups
Homestuck Meetup
Panel Room 10
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Meetup with other Homestuck fans to hang out and take pictures.
Welcome to the World of YO-KAI WATCH ft AbdallahSmash
Panel Room 3
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Since 2015's U.S. release, YO-KAI WATCH has been growing in popularity! Whether you're new to the franchise or if you've been a long-time fan, you'll want to join Chicago-Local, Abdallah [YouTube.com/AbdallahSmash026] as he discusses the anime, video game, mobile app, and even hosts a dance competition! Swing by for some fun prizes and don't forget to bring your Yo-kai medals and Nintendo 3DS for trades and battles with fellow fans!
Anime Voice Acting Adventures
Panel Room 4
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Learn from FUNimation voice actress Morgan Berry and see what it takes to become a voice actor in the anime and video game industry!
Worbla 101 (p)
Panel Room 5
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
What is Worbla? Where do you find it? What’s it used for? Come join SuperKayce and learn more about this amazing useful crafting material!
The Anime Dating Game
Panel Room 6
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
An improv game based on the hit game show the Dating Game. We pick out contestants and 3 wacky bachelor(ette)s. Contestants ask questions and try to figure out who or what each potential suitor is pretending to be. We do not allow any touching and these are not real dates.
Want to Join Fairy Tail?
Panel Room 7
Friday: 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Do you have what it takes to join Fairy Tail? Join Lucy as she talks about life in the guild as well as a Q&A and Jeopardy. If you're lucky, you can meet some of the other guild members and participate in some more games!
The Kingdom Hearts "Side Games" and Their Importance
Panel Room 8
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Have you played Chain of Memories? What about Birth by Sleep? Why or why not? Come to this open discussion to debate the importance of the handheld and non-numbered games in the Kingdom Hearts series
Snapshot! A Guide to Cosplay Photography
Panel Room 9
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Ever see those really professional cosplay photos and wanted to get photos like that for yourself? But where do you start? Come learn all about working with cosplay photographers, and how to get those great photos to show off your costume!
Pokemon League Free
Tabletop 1
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Learn Shadow War: Armageddon
Tabletop 2
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Interested in getting in to tabletop war gaming on a budget? Shadow War is the game for you. A fast-paced skirmish level game, perfect for new players and vets alike. Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Autographs: Greg Ayres, Chuck Huber, Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, Morgan Berry
Autographs
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Meetups: Vampire Knight, Hellsing, Kill la Kill, Little Witch
Meetups
Friday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meetups
MAPPA and Yuri!!! on Ice Panel
Panel Room 1
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
MAPPA is the anime studio behind some amazing shows such as Yuri!!! on Ice! Join the CEO of MAPPA along with some English Yuri!!! on Ice voice actors to discuss the show Yuri!!! on Ice!
The Youtube Panel Demonstration Summer 2017
Panel Room 10
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
This Panel Demonstration will demonstrate what it would have been like if we had had the proper technology to watch Youtube videos at the last few Youtube Panel Demonstrations.
Rob Mungle Voice Actor Q&A
Panel Room 2
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Rob Mungle leads a Q&A about being an anime voice actor. With over 100 IMDB credits, including Akame ga Kill!, Ghost Stories, Lady Death, and Excel Saga, he’s one of the most prolific in the business. Get the inside scoop on what happens in the sound booth, learn the inspiration behind your favorite character’s voices, and one lucky audience member will win a personalized voice mail greeting starring their favorite character!
Pixel Vixens Unscripted Q&A (18+)
Panel Room 3
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Ever wonder what it would be like to be in the adult industry? Curious what fellows nerds are like once they are IN the industry? Any other questions you would love to ask the Pixel Vixens? Then come by and ask them anything! They are all open books!
What is a Steam Powered Giraffe?
Panel Room 4
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance. More than just a band, Steam Powered Giraffe is an experience that must be seen and heard by the entire family. The artists behind the SPG robots started street busking as these quirky characters back in January 2008 at Balboa Park, California, instantly drawing the attention of Southern California. They have since performed at such venues as The San Diego Fair, The San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Ontario Mills, and numerous Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Steampunk Conventions. Their act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music. From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves.
The Pillowcases Panel About Nothing
Panel Room 5
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Tired of guests going on about themselves? Here's your chance to make the panel about YOU, and ask The Pillowcases about LITERALLY anything -- whether it's FLCL, Smash Bros, audio engineering, graduate-level math, or carpentry and masonry. It will be hilarious AND informative, we promise.
Cosplay Creeps (And How To Safely Handle Them)
Panel Room 6
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
This panel teaches you how to safely deal with those people who like to creep during conventions. Join us to learn how to stay safe in a crowd and keep the environment safe!
The "How To Make A Panel" Workshop
Panel Room 7
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Have ideas for convention panels but just don't know where to start? Don't even have ideas? Get tips on how to get started and what do to when things go wrong.
Welcome to Pandora, Kiddos
Panel Room 8
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
You know about Pandora right? That God forsaken terror cess pool that bandits and badasses? Well your good frenemy Handsome Jack is gonna take you down there to meet some other characters. Join us for some good old fashioned Borderlands madness.
Conspiracy Theorists
Panel Room 9
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Area 51? Cryptids? Did Avril Lavigne die in 2003 and get replaced with a look alike? There are many conspiracy theories circling around the internet so join us in exploring the true facts behind the possibly true legends. Let the Conspiracy Theorists blow your mind!
Adventure Time Card Wars Tournament I
Tabletop 2
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Join for an epic tournament of wits and skill in the Adventure Time Card Wars tournament. Choose your hero, and defeat your opponents to be crowned the Grand Princess of Ooo. Also, prizes!
Code Geass
Video Room 1
Friday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Disgaea
Video Room 2
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Concert: Kid Yuki and the Otakus
Grand Stage
Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Autographs: Misako Aoki, Steam Powered Giraffe, MAPPA Meet n Greet Autographs
Autographs
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Meetups: YuYu Hakusho, Katekyo Hitman Reborn
Meetups
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Meetups
Studio TRIGGER Panel: LWA
Panel Room 1
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:20pm
TRIGGER is an anime studio from Tokyo, Japan, known for some amazing shows like LWA. Little Witch Academia is an anime franchise created by Yoh Yoshinari and produced by Trigger. The original short film, directed by Yoshinari and written by Masahiko Otsuka, was released in theaters on March 2, 2013 as part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013 project, and was later streamed with English subtitles on YouTube from April 19, 2013. A second short film partially funded through Kickstarter, Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, was released on October 9, 2015. An anime television series began airing in Japan on January 9, 2017 with its first 13 episodes available on Netflix worldwide beginning on June 30, 2017. Two manga series have been published by Shueisha.
Disney Don't Forget the Lyrics!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Do you love the music of Disney movies and TV shows? Can you sing every single Disney song by heart? Well this is the perfect panel for you! Come join Oswald and Ortensia to test your knowledge of the music of Disney in a game show style based off the TV show "Don't Forget the Lyrics!". We will play the music of Disney TV shows and movies and it is up to you to finish the lyrics. Your knowledge of popular and unpopular Disney songs can win you some awesome Disney prizes!
Dragon Ball Voice Acting Adventures
Panel Room 2
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Come to our Q&A with several voice actors who have appeared in various versions of the immensely popular Dragon Ball series. Join Josh Martin, Chris Rager, and Lex Lang in this Q&A session.
Aikido Demonstration
Panel Room 3
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Japanese martial art of Aikido founded by Morihei Ueshiba in the 20th century is a comprehensive system of throwing, joint-locking, striking and pinning techniques, coupled with training in traditional Japanese weapons such as the sword, staff and knife. Come and view a demonstration of this martial art.
LGBTea
Panel Room 5
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:50pm
We're back! Discussion and Q&A of LGBTQIAPD+ (SAGA) topics and definitions. Providing help and assurance for those who are questioning and/or lost. Find out more about the community and know that you aren't alone, or just come to make new friends!
Camera Obscura: Beyond the Camera Lens of Fatal Frame
Panel Room 6
Friday: 5:00pm - 6:50pm
Beyond the Camera Lens is a fan discussion panel that not only covers the history behind the making of the Fatal Frame franchise but also the covers the Japanese and western myths and mythology that builds the world and legends in the game. From folklore to trivia, this panel covers the world of Fatal frame as we go beyond the Camera Lens.
GeekBusiness: The Basics of Doing What You Love for Profit
Panel Room 7
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Have you ever thought about doing what you love for not only fun, but profit? Do you see people selling art, writing and publishing books, or making nifty things for money and think, "I could do that!" Well, you totally could. But... if you're going to do business, you have to know business. In this panel an experienced attorney will show you the basics of setting up a small business and give guidance on things of particular concern to geeky creatives like copyrights and trademarks. Audience questions are encouraged!
Intro to Cosplay: Mental and Other Preparations
Panel Room 8
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
This is a discussion panel on what it's like cosplaying, both making costumes and attending conventions. This also discusses ways to overcome anxiety in large crowds, while cosplaying, etc.
Youtubers at Anime Midwest!
Panel Room 9
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Have an idea for a Youtube channel but no idea how to start it? Do you already have a Youtube channel already but minimal subscribers? Or do you have a Youtube channel, lots of subscribers and want to share some tips? Come to this panel for a chill meet and greet with other youtubers and share some tips and tricks to raise that subscriber count!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Shine Battle
Video Gaming
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Autographs: DC Douglas, Rob Mungle
Autographs
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Concert: Face Time Police
Grand Stage
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Meetups: Dragon Ball, Overwatch
Meetups
Friday: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meetups
Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading
Panel Room 10
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
One of the librarians from the Carolina Manga Library offers an hour long talk with fantastic examples of graphic novels that stand out as graphic novels that can change the way you think and read.
Meet David Matranga!
Panel Room 2
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
David Matranga is a voice actor who has worked for such companies as ADV Films, Funimation, and Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital. You might recognize David from such roles as Tomoya Okazaki in Clannad or Briareos in Appleseed or Bertholdt in Attack on Titan or from hi sroles in Elfen Lied, Gilgamesh, Canaan, Demon King Daimao, One Piece, Girls und Panzer, and tons of others.
Con-Parents
Panel Room 3
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Ready to take a break from the second session on the anime you don't get but your kid loves? Then join the other Con-Parents (Aunts/Uncles/Grandparents/really nice parents of another kid), who actually watched the same shows you did growing up - and I don't mean on Boomerang! We'll go over the con/anime/geek basics for the newbies, talk about how cons have changed from "our day", and meet the other adults that will be following their kids around. Experienced parents will have a chance to share any wisdom or stories they've gathered over the years. We'll even learn a secret handshake that will make us "think" we look cool when we meet up with other Con-Parents.
Meet Molly Searcy
Panel Room 4
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Molly Searcy is the voice of Akame in Akame ga Kill!, part of Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. Other favorite Sentai Filmworks roles include: Girls und Panzer (Mako Reizei), HaNaYaMaTa (Sari), Another (Reiko, Miss Mikami), AKB0048 (Makoto), Brynhildr (Nanami), No Game No Life (Queen), MariaHolic (Fumi Kumagai), and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Magical Sapphire). Ms. Searcy lives in Houston, TX, where she works as an actress and shoe coordinator for a professional ballet company. When she’s not in the booth or on the stage, Ms. Searcy enjoys traveling, running with her dogs, obsessing over music, and taking barre classes. Follow Molly on Twitter: @mollysearcy and Ask.fm: @ms5227
Is That a Jojo Reference? It's Jo-Jo-Jeopardy!
Panel Room 7
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Was Leonardo Da Vinci a stand user? Is Rohan in crippling debt? Find out in this convoluted JJBA quiz game meant for passionate fans of the beloved series.
Plot of Kingdom Hearts
Panel Room 8
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Know the plot of Kingdom Hearts or think you know? With as in-depth and complicated as it is, sometimes you need a little bit of help. Well, we're here to guide you through the crazy cluster that is Kingdom Hearts. This will be just a general overview of the plots of the games.
How To Do Villains!
Panel Room 9
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Don't worry people, this panel is PG-13. Are you a writer who struggles with getting the wheels in motion for your fantastically crafted plot? Are you a creator of beloved characters, but have no one to show them off against? Then you might need this panel. Join the members of Words After Dark to learn how to make your villain as slick as the best.
Kingdom Death: Monster Demo
Tabletop 2
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Learn to play the game that is everything! Do you like miniature combat, role play, city building, crafting, deckbuilding, and exploration? How about all in on massive, easy to learn game? Come learn to play Kingdom Death: Monster.
Show By Rock!!
Video Room 1
Friday: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Full Metal Panic The Second Raid
Video Room 2
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Meet Chuck Huber
Panel Room 1
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Meet Chuck Huber - voice of Garlic Jr, Android 17, Hiei, Stein, Shou Tucker, and many more.
Magic FNM - Standard $5
Tabletop 1
Friday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
TRIGGER Fan Meet n Greet, Autographs
Autographs
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Down to Learn Some League of Legends? (Part 2-Intermediate)
Panel Room 10
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Join in for the 2nd part of the "Down to Learn Some League of Legends" Series. All skill leveled players are welcomed no matter what rank you are, so don't let the title hinder you from coming to participate. Time to dive into more advanced topics with Kenneth "Kethar" Barta such as wave manipulation, macro, or the "Diamond Eyes".
Misako Aoki Q&A
Panel Room 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Misako is a Japanese lolita fashion model and ambassador of kawaii pop culture, and since 2013 the President of the Association of Japanese lolitas. She debuted as a model while she was studying nursing, and has represented Japanese lolita fashion through the magazine KERA. In March 2009 she was appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan as “Kawaii Ambassador” representing Lolita fashion, in order to disseminate this trend globally. In February 2013 she founded the Japanese Lolitas Association, Nihon Lolita Kyoukai, to strengthen ties with people interested in Lolita fashion worldwide. She has modeled in outfits for several brands including BABY The Stars Shine Bright, and Angelic Pretty.
Ask The Otakus! - Band Q&A
Panel Room 3
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Why are they called Kid Yuki and The Otakus anyway? Ask the band all your questions: fun questions, hard-hitting questions, silly questions. We might not be able to tell you what career path you should take or if you should ask him out or how to solve the Israeli/Palestinian crisis, but what do you expect from a band of anime nerds? Doesn't mean you can't ask though.
Channel Awesome Q&A
Panel Room 4
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Anime Midwest guests Brian Heinz and Linkara have appeared in countless videos on the famous Channel Awesome website. Ask what makes them so awesome?
Steampunk As Metaphor
Panel Room 5
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Samantha Stephenson, singer and percussionist of the globetrotting Steampunk Folk Cabaret duo Frenchy and the Punk, will be conducting a panel on reinventing your life Steampunk-style. Samantha has been touring with Frenchy and the Punk for the past 10 years. Her path to her present life was not a direct one. She not only has experience in the world of dance; having studied dance since the age of 4, exercise training; as a certified aerobics instructor, the healing arts; as a certified Polarity Therapy practitioner and the visual arts but once led a life in the corporate realm after earning her Masters in Business Administration. Her journey has taken many twists and turns and she understands full well the meaning of transforming your life and finding the courage to walk your true path. Through principles of energy work, creative visualization and discussion, join this exploration on how what attracted you to Steampunk can be used as a metaphor for your life. Explore the possibility of taking a more active role in shaping and reinventing your present by tuning into what you always wanted your life to be and what you envision it could be in the future.
Let's Play!
Panel Room 6
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Time to get up, move around, and have some fun! What is more fun than playing games with a few of your friends...playing games with 30 or 40 soon to be friends. Meet other people that share your favorite fandoms then learn new games that are tons of fun with large groups of people. Everyone is welcome! No coordination or athletic ability needed to excel at these games.
Are Cons Doomed? (DUN DUN DUNNNNN)
Panel Room 7
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Conventions have been a staple of American fandom for over 30 years, but how much longer will they last? We take an in-depth look at the history of the anime convention to figure out the state of the industry now and where it may end up.
Attack on Sleepover (18+)
Panel Room 8
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
You're invited to join your favorite Survey Corps members for a sleepover full of fun, friendship, and Cards Against Titanity. Hopefully Eren behaves himself this time.
Michi!Live #3
Panel Room 9
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
New and old J-pop fans alike! Michi!Project comes back to Anime Midwest to bring a performance that ranges from Love Live, Hello!Project, Vocaloid, Perfume and much more!
Mobile Suit Gundam Skirmish Demo
Tabletop 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Pick your side in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. Using normal HG Gundam model kits, learn how to make your plastic robots fight one another with dice and tape measure. Pew-pew noises encouraged. Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Street Fighter V
Video Gaming
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Concert: V is for Villains
Grand Stage
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Join us as the Villains take the stage with their high-energy national-touring rock show, emblazoned with colorful costumes and deep emotional backstories. This is one rock show you don't want to miss.
Formal Dance Lessons
Medium Stage
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm
You’ve got the dress, you’ve got the shoes, you’ve even got the date! (Or, maybe you've got the tie!) What else could you need? Yes! You now need the dance moves. Our professional dance instructors will teach you the art of social dancing so you can both meet new people and dance at the same time. No partner or previous experience required; just come ready to have a good time!
Greg Ayres - Raw & Uncensored (18+)
Panel Room 1
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:50pm
Join us for a raw” Q&A session with a guest who is never shy of “over sharing”. Come listen to tales of true con horror (that may have actually occurred at this convention) from years past, along with some uncensored re-tellings of many stories that have had to be “softened” for a daytime audience. Please bring your ID, a sense of humor, and questions for this “no-holds barred” panel.
Late Night Adult Games
Tabletop 1
Friday: 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Late Night Adult Games - Cards Against Humanity, Telestrations after Dark 18+ (Mirabel Room)
Danganronpa 2 Sleepover!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Come join the ultimate high school students for a sleepover! We will play sleepover related games like Truth or Dare, Never Have I Ever, and karaoke. Wear pajamas if you'd like!
NAME THAT ANIME!!!!!!
Panel Room 2
Friday: 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Remember "Name that Pokemon" game? This is a game panel that's the same thing, only we have disguised fan art and screen caps from various anime - and you have to guess what that anime is! Gotta guess 'em all!
Rope Bondage Basics (18+)
Panel Room 3
Friday: 8:00pm - 9:20pm
Learn the building block of fun, safer, shibari inspired bondage. We'll cover everything you need to know to start having fun tying up your partner and the basics to build on for sensual to intense bondage fun from the top's and bottom's perspectives.
Anime For Adults (Not Adult Anime)
Panel Room 4
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Too often, people confuse anime aimed at adults with pornography when that's simply not the case; there are plenty of stories that aren't aimed at the Shonen Jump demographic. We highlight some of them and hope to add some quality mature titles to your viewing queue.
Kahoot!
Panel Room 5
Friday: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Homestuck, Hamilton, Voltron, Undertale, and many many more topics to prove your knowledge in! Be the champion you know you are. Prizes to be won.
Paws Off! A Furry Rant Panel.
Panel Room 6
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
A rant panel about furries by furries for furries. Join Baast Wildcat as he complains about the ridiculous oddities of the fandom. Topics include: How to make a fursona, How to be a popufur, How to get art, and How to stick your nose into other people's business. (Disclaimer: Not all topics reflect the opinions of those participating in the panel and is meant to be for comedic reflection on the worst parts of all fandoms in general.)
Ask Fem!Voltron!
Panel Room 7
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Join the genderbent paladins of Voltron in a Q&A session followed by a game of Freeze!
"Be My Tsukune?"
Panel Room 8
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
"Be My Tsukune?" - The Rosario Vampire Panel Do you love game shows? Come be apart of ours! The Rosario+Vampire girls are on the hunt for their next victim, I mean Tsukune! Door prizes, contestant prizes and grand prizes given! Come by and play some fun games with your undead girls, we don't bite hard. ;)
Obnoxious Wigs and You: a Beginner's Guide to Advanced Wigs
Panel Room 9
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Do you ever see a character, and wonder how you'd even begin to recreate their obnoxious hairstyle? Come learn some of the staple techniques of advanced wig styling!
Savage Worlds RPG - Learn to Role Play
Tabletop 2
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
An introductory game of Savage Worlds RPG. Use premade characters to challenge a low-level adventure in this fast to learn and fast to play game system. You’ll also get down the basics of role play mechanics and etiquette.
Tekken 7
Video Gaming
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Dagashi Kashi
Video Room 1
Friday: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Gad Guard
Video Room 2
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
The Fantasy Ball
Medium Stage
Friday: 8:30pm - 10:00pm
The dapper gentlemen, the graceful women, the flowing gowns and the majestic music. What could be more magnificent than an exquisite fantasy ball! Come to join the beautifully dressed up cosplayers showing off their most regal outfits and elegant moves in a delightful evening of music and fun. Formal dress is required, so dress to impress. The minimum level of dresscode is business casual. We would like if you avoid jeans, open-toe shoes or sandals, shorts, tank tops, etc. This is a classy event.
Concert: Deadlift Lolita
Grand Stage
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
The strongest idol unit ever has arrived! Consisting of 2 active pro-wrestlers, gym junkies and kawaii idols, DEADLIFT LOLITA is here to “redefine the meaning of kawaii.” Following his departure from idol trio LADYBABY August 2016, the amazing lolita-wearing wrestler Ladybeard continues his kawaiicore trend in the new idol group DEADLIFT LOLITA with the bodybuilder idol Reika Saiki. Ladybeard is the persona of a 33-year-old Australian wrestler who moved to China in 2006 to kick-start his martial arts stunt career in films, later becoming a hit in Hong Kong as a pro wrestler in unique outfits. In October 2013 he moved to Tokyo to take his career to the next level as part of an idol group LADYBABY, now known as The Idol Formerly Known as LADYBABY following his departure. This incredibly well-synced new weightlifting and music duo is set to perform several original songs at their live show in Chicago, and Ladybeard’s ‘Kawaiicore’ style screams will be complimented for the first time by his clean voice singing.
After Hours Love Advice with D.C. Douglas (18+)
Panel Room 1
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
D.C. Douglas is a lover, not a fighter. He’s also not a therapist, but he’s gonna try tonight! Come and join a round table exploration about love and sex in the video game/anime era.
Harry Potter Madness!!
Panel Room 10
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
a panel just for Harry Potterheads!! Hop on your broom, throw on your robe, don't sit on your wand and fly on down to Harry Potter Madness!! There'll be games, Q&A and much more! The funniest Quidditch match you've ever seen awaits!
Creating Webcomics
Panel Room 4
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join veteran author and artist Krazy Krow (creator of Spinnerette, Krakow and Marilith) for an interactive discussion on the ins and outs of creating webcomics. An active creator since 2000, Krow will take you on a trip down webcomics memory lane!
Dungeons and Dragons! Learn to Roleplay.
Panel Room 6
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Have you always wanted to play DnD, but never knew what it is about or how to play it? Join the 8-year Dungeonmaster / Gamemaster SyncShips to learn about world-building, character creating, and how to get into character for your RPGs! Learn about Pathfinder, DnD 3.5 and DnD 5th editions in this informative workshop. Learn some method acting and ways to get into character through actual techniques.
Sheets!!! On Ice
Panel Room 7
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
We've seen the YOI characters drunk, but have we ever seen them sleep deprived? Would you want to? If so come join us for a Q&A, truth or dare, and more!
Ask a Keyblade Wielder (3D Edition)
Panel Room 8
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
You know you have questions for Sora, Riku and Lea, so why not come ask them? Burning questions like: What does Riku eat for breakfast? and: Just how do Sora and Lea get their hair so spikey? will be answered here.
The Creepypasta Panel
Panel Room 9
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Hosted by Jeff the Killer, the Creepypasta characters answer your questions and cause mischief in this pastarific panel.
Learn to Play Werewolf
Tabletop 1
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Magic: The Gathering Guild War I
Tabletop 2
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Pick your Ravnica guild from our collection of ten pre-made decks and prove which guild truly runs the city. Players are challenged to compete in a pre-constructed Swiss format tournament. This is a free tournament with prizes for the first-place winner.
The Whiskey Brothers Live Podcast Recording (18+)
Panel Room 1
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
The Whiskey Brothers Podcast has been a staple in the comedy podcast world for over half a decade. Join the gang in a live recording of the podcast Christopher Titus calls, “brutal and hilarious”! With over 10 million downloads and a 5 star rating on iTunes, you're guaranteed to be entertained.
Haikyuu!! Slumber Party
Panel Room 10
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Join your favorite Haikyuu!! characters as they relax with a slumber party and answer your questions!
Iron Cosplay Contest
Panel Room 4
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Contestants will split into teams to construct popular characters and props under an allotted time for evaluation by a panel of judges, but be warned! The materials that you use will be crazy and nontraditional! Fun for guests of all ages. Be sure to bring your imagination and come win some prizes while making new friends!
The Bad Anime Panel
Panel Room 5
Friday: 10:00pm - 11:50pm
Join us again as we make fun of the worst anime ever made! Giant ducks? Roller skate wearing midgets? Psychic Indians? We've got them!
Mafia the Game
Panel Room 6
Friday: 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Players sit in a circle and each is given a role to either help or hurt the players around them. The town has been infiltrated by a mafia, is your neighbor out to hurt you? Town member; find the mafia. Mafia; Kill. everyone.
Homestuck After Dark
Panel Room 7
Friday: 10:00pm - 11:50pm
Join your favorite(and not-so-favorite) kids and trolls for some sweet Q&A and Truth or Dare. Stay long enough,and you can play some rad games and win prizes to show off to your friends! We hope to see you there!
DRAMAtically and Murderously Yours (18+)
Panel Room 8
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
A ship has come from the previously unknown island of Midorijima. On it is a group of people who became known as Dramatical Murder. Aoba and his friends are on a search for someone who disappeared long ago. On the way antics ensure and they will welcome all questions
Your Waifu is Sh!t
Panel Room 9
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Do you have a favorite female character that you treasure above all else? One that you have countless figures, posters, and keychains of? Well I hate to break it to you, but your waifu is sh!t! Come prove us wrong and show the world that your waifu is truly superior to all the other entry-level waifu trash.
ARMS
Video Gaming
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Dance with Devils (18+)
Video Room 1
Friday: 10:00pm - 12:00am
Glass Fleet
Video Room 2
Friday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Be Your Own Bot (SPG)
Panel Room 2
Friday: 10:30pm - 11:20pm
Learn about making your own Fanbot persona, doing makeup, and more, from Steam Powered Giraffe.
Grouchy Bear presents: B.E.A.R. DANCE
Grand Stage
Friday: 11:00pm - 4:00am
Bring Everyone And Rave at our amazing Friday night epic dance party. Join our DJs with epic electronic dance music, epic sound, epic lights.
Anime-ted Bondage Extravaganza (18+)
Medium Stage
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Cosplay Performance Art with anime and adult based themes in the style of Japanese Rope Art: Shibari/Kinbaku. Actors entertain with athletic, romantic, and comedic acts utilizing Bondage, Dominance & submission and incorporating Anime references.
Settle It On The Rift
Panel Room 10
Friday: 11:00pm - 12:20am
Love League of Legends? Come on down! Hate the game? Also come on down! Friends all hate you cause you main Yasuo? Well, uh maybe welcome. Come hangout for open conversation and games, all jungle creatures, poros, and filthy feeders welcome!

Saturday

Run Away and Join the Circus!
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
The only problem with this time-honored plan is that you will need some skills before they will let you join. Luckily, we’ve got your back! Come get a head start on the other runaways trying to beat you to the stage. We’ve got poi, staff, hoops, clubs, juggling, whips and more!

Friday

Night in the Con
Panel Room 4
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Ask Mae, Gregg, Bea, and Angus anything you want about their lives or about the strange town of possum springs!
Have a very RWBY Christmas...in July?!? (18+)
Panel Room 8
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
It's that time of year in Remnant again! Join your favorite huntsman-in-training, villains, and a few other special guests as we ring in the season a little early...er, that was the plan. Everyone had too much eggnog and it looks like things are getting a bit chaotic. Come watch us play some raunchy holiday games and get drunk on some "holiday spirit" as Qrow calls it.
Hamilton: A Midwest Panel
Panel Room 9
Friday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Join us to experience your favorite Founding Fathers live. It's about to get Ham-Lit...ton. Come for the rapping and stay for the sobbing. You'll want to be in the room where it happens™. (Bless Lin-Manuel Miranda.)

Saturday

Mr. Agitator does Erotic Reading (18+)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Mr. Agitator will read passages from 50 shades of grey and other adult material. The panel is intended to be humorous and outrageously fun!

Friday

Cosplay Dating After Dark
Panel Room 6
Friday: 11:30pm - 1:20am
Come experience the dating game with a twist. Where any and all questions are allowed, and things can never get too wild.

Saturday

Comedy Quiplash with The Whiskey Brothers (18+)
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Vote on your favorite comedians, win prizes, and laugh 'til it hurts in this interactive NSFW gameshow!
Truth or Dare? (18+)
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 12:00am - 1:20am
Coke or Ramune is letting the adults have some fun tonight! We still encourage consent before any truth or dare is given. But, don't be afraid to let lose and have fun!
More Than a Flashgame; An 18+ Homestuck Dancestor Panel
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 12:00am - 1:20am
A Homestuck panel featuring all your favorite dancestors! This is an 18+ panel so leave your kids at home. Join us for some games, questions, and all around memey fun!
BIG and LARGE Hentai (18+)
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
We know how you like it! And we got what you need! But we gotta ask. Are you big enough to handle it?
Ciel's slumber party!!
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 12:00am - 1:50am
Ciel is holding a slumber party? Who would've thought?! Join us for games and gays. Bring questions as well!
Yumeria (18+)
Video Room 1
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Gunslinger Girl
Video Room 2
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Voltron Sleepover
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 12:30am - 1:20am
Come play sleepover games with your favorite Voltron paladins! No sleeping allowed!
doujinshi-4kids style (18+)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 12:30am - 1:50am
4kids. Yeah, they brought us Pokemon and Yugioh, but at what cost? Join us where we try and envision a world where 4Kids translated Henti comics....as we let audience members come up with, and speak, new lines
Dirty Dancing Dolls: Cosplay Burlesque (18+)
Medium Stage
Saturday: 1:00am - 2:30am
Coming back for their biggest show yet, these Nerdlesque Dolls welcome you to the world where cosplay gets a little forbidden! Let's take you into the world of twisted Burlesque. It's sexy, it's nerdy- it's where you should be.
"Corporate" Hentai?
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 1:00am - 1:50am
You like Hentai? You like discussions? Do doujins strike your fancy? Well then this is the panel for you! Come talk to other filthy perverts about the stuff you are into, and maybe even learn something you didn't know about the state of the industry and what that could mean for its future.
18+ Alphas Panel (18+)
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 1:30am - 2:20am
Ever wanted to ask the Alpha Homestucks a question now's your chance!
Gotta Go Cringe 2: Revenge of Ronald (18+)
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 1:30am - 2:20am
The Swood Crew is here at Anime Midwest ready to dive right back in to the world of Cringey Fanfiction, however this time they're not just sticking to Sonic they will be ENTERING THE CRINGE-O-VERSE a multiverse filled with whatever raunchy, lewd, cringe filled fanfiction that have been found on the darkest parts of the Cringe-o-verse. So get ready to have your childhoods ruined in the most horrifically amazing way possible (Must be 18 years or older as the content featured in the panel is considered mature)
Meetups: Evangelion, Trinity Blood, D. Gray Man
Meetups
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00am
Meetups
Hetalia: We Run The World
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:50am
The nations are at your disposal to answer any and all of your questions. Got a dare? Want something acted out? America is here to do it all..and more.
shingeki no cosplay
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 9:00am - 10:00am
Welcome to our Q&A/truth or dare panel where an odd bunch of soldiers come together so you can make fun of us, ask us thing you have always wanted to know, and dare us to do things we will regret later on in our lives. We are all really excited to meet you so come on down and join us! We look forward to seeing you all.;) (14&up)
Convention Related Horror Stories
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:50am
Do you remember that embarrassing cosplay malfunction? Or that awkward moment when your parents walked in while you're watching a "mature" anime? Well let's share your stories with other fellow Otakus and have a good laugh.
Homestuck has ended, what now?
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:50am
A Homestuck Q&A panel. Come ask your favorite characters questions as they figure out what to do now that the game has ended.
MACUSA Training for the Basic Witch
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:50am
Join your favorite Fantastic Beasts characters for a not-so-basic survival course created by esteemed Percival Graves. Do you think you have what it takes to survive?
The Snance Panel
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:50am
What is Snance? This will be one of the many outrageous discussions? Come ask questions? Discuss YTPs, Amvs, Roblox? All this and more, just be away that you may be triggered.
Let's Get Schwifty! Rick and Morty Q&A
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 9:00am - 9:50am
Gotta get schwfty in here! Come see a variety characters from Rick and Morty, including Rick, Tiny Rick, Summer, Mr. Meeseeks, and a whole bunch of Pocket Mortys! Come on and ask them some questions! It's gonna be Rick-diculous!
Meetups: Black Butler
Meetups
Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00am
Meetups
Zen and the Art of Meditation with Lex Lang and Sandy Fox
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
An intro to how to easily begin a meditation practice, lead by Lex Lang and Sandy Fox.
YouTube Gaming: Hobby Into a Career with AbdallahSmash
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Playing video games is more than just beating your friends and getting the highest score - It's about Turning Your Hobby Into a Career! Nintendo Brand Ambassador and Chicago-Local, Abdallah [YouTube.com/AbdallahSmash026] will be onstage discussing YouTube strategy for aspiring YouTubers, equipment recommendations, livestreaming tips, pros and cons of having a YouTube Gaming Career, and free reign to ask anything you've ever wanted to know about YouTube, Video Games, or life in general.
Iaido Demonstration
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Mugai Shinden Mugai Ryu Iai Hyodo is a traditional, feudal-era style of swordsmanship founded by Tsuji Gettan Sukemochi in the year 1675. This demonstration will show the practical, combative sword techniques with an emphasis on zen and the attainment of enlightenment through swordsmanship.
How to Avoid Being "That Guy" at Your Next Convention
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
You've heard the stories. Maybe you've even smelled them from across the panel room! "That Guy" who just doesn't get it at a convention. Save yourself from being "That Guy" by learning from Team Skull and other guests!
Autism in the Anime Fan Community: An Overview
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Many people with autism spectrum disorders enjoy anime and manga, attend anime conventions, and are part of the Japanese anime fan community. Listen to an anime fan with autism as he discusses the reasons why people with autism enjoy anime, the issues people with autism can face at anime conventions, and how the anime fan community can be more understanding and accepting of people with autism in their community.
Duct Tape Fun With Misa Amane!
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Duct tape has many many uses, some common and some obscure. Be it you're fixing a broken item or playing with a special someone - there is no limits to the fun to be had with duct tape! Join Misa Amane and friends in a series of fun duct tape themed games, including but not limited to: three legged races, Taped Twister, duct tape bowling, and many more!
Yuri On Ice Fan Panel
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come on down to our Yuri On Ice panel!!! Ask questions, get involved in activities, and a ton more!! You can come in or out of cosplay! Does it have to be canon? Of course not! Feel free to let loose and come and enjoy our panel!! Do you recognize these usernames: @galaxea, @lovebugcos, @sodamoski, @teambabycrows ? Well, they'll all be a part of this panel!! We hope you come see us and enjoy the panel!!" I am so so sorry for the inconvenience!! Thank you for taking the time to help our panel become a reality!!
Rumiko Takahashi: Is she right for you?
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Rumiko Takahashi has helped shape anime with such manga as Lum, Ranma 1/2, Inu-Yasha to name just a few. Come to a review of her works with a special eye as to what works of hers might be right for.
Over The Wall (AOT Panel)
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Have you ever had any questions for your favorite titan fighters? Feel free to ask at Over The Wall! Over The Wall is an Attack On Titan Q and A panel. You can ask any questions (that are PG13). We also might play a couple of games and the audience will be included! So please join us! We can promise that there will be no titans!
Pokemon League - Free
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Learn Warhammer 40k
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
I'm the grim darkness of the far future, humanity fights an endless galactic war against aliens, traitors, and evil gods from beyond our dimension. Recreate these glorious battles with toy soldiers! Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Case Closed
Video Room 1
Saturday: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jyu-oh-Sei
Video Room 2
Saturday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Independent Designer's Lolita Fashion Show
Medium Stage
Saturday: 10:30am - 11:20am
Meetups: Sailor Moon, Yuri on Ice
Meetups
Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meetups
Behind the Mic with Mason Lieberman
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Join us at this Q/A panel about music and anime, and experience a live demo of a guitar solo being recorded to a new upcoming anime track being currently worked on. From recording with Nintendo and Namco Bandai to touring with Capcom, scoring RWBY and Beyblade, and so much more, Mason Lieberman entertains you with stories from the often-bizarre world of the nerd culture music industry. Questions will be answered!
Naruto Ask a Shinobi
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Come join Tobi and all your favorite Naruto characters for a fun time with Q&As, Improv sessions, and show off how well you know the Naruto series with a game of jeopardy. Also TOBI'S A GOOD BOY!!!
Q&A with Sentai Filmworks Voice Actors
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Join some of our voice actors who work for Sentai Filmworks in this voice acting Q&A where they will talk about some of their favorite roles and what it's like to work in the industry.
Shurikenjutsu Demonstration
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Shurikenjutsu is a general term describing the traditional Japanese martial arts of throwing shuriken, which are small, hand-held weapons used primarily by the Samurai in feudal Japan, such as metal spikes bō shuriken, circular plates of metal known as hira shuriken, and knives. Come see a brilliant demonstration by the Japanese Cultural Center in this traditional martial art.
Basic FX Makeup
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Join SuperKayce in a panel that will cover basic FX makeup and some minor special effects! Let’s walk through bodypaint, glues, and prosthetics! Wolfe FX, Mehron, Spirit gum, Pros Aide, Scarring liquid, etc! Bring your questions and get some answers!
ThatTallNerd's Pokemonology
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
This panel is for all and any Pokemon Video Game enthusiast. Speaker ThatTallNerd and friend(s) will be giving a super awesome lecture covering every aspect of the games from single player runs to the competitive scene and how to git gud, to the lore of the world. Includes Q&A. For all ages.
GeekLaw: Law, Pop Culture, and Creativity
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Copyrights, patents, and trademarks, OH MY! Come listen to experienced intellectual property attorneys talk about the laws that govern fan works, translations, transitions between media ("Can I make a fan game of my favorite obscure manga?") and much more. Audience questions are encouraged!
Initial D and anime street racing
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Discussing initial D and street racing in anime
Intro To Wigs
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
New to cosplaying? Do hairspray and scissors scare you? Come learn about the basics of cosplay wigs, and become the anime hero you've always dreamed of!
Kingdom Death: Monster Demo
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Learn to play the game that is everything! Do you like miniature combat, role play, city building, crafting, deckbuilding, and exploration? How about all in on massive, easy to learn game? Come learn to play Kingdom Death: Monster.
BuzzQuiz: HICHEW Mania!
Video Gaming
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Concert: Knight of the Round
Grand Stage
Saturday: 11:30am - 12:20pm
Based out of the Chicagoland area, Knight of the Round are unlike most Video Game Music bands you may have heard. Their arrangements pay homage to the memorable Final Fantasy soundtracks while bringing an assault of two crushing 8-string guitars, a grinding yet thunderous bass, and aggressive polyrhythmic percussion with hard hitting blast beats. Spanning over a wide variety of the metal genre from classic thrash to modern progressive metal, the four piece delivers many iconic themes from Final Fantasy in the heaviest way possible.
Autographs: DC Douglas
Autographs
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Meetups: Pokemon
Meetups
Saturday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meetups
Critics & Creatures Live
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
What kind of man decides to celebrate the anniversary of an anniversary? That's a question only the Last Angry Geek can answer. He wrote, directed and starred in CRITICS & CREATURES, the short film celebrating the 5 year anniversary of SUBURBAN KNIGHTS (itself celebrating the 3rd year anniversary of CHANNEL AWESOME). Join him for a screening of his film followed by a Q&A. Just what was it like to direct the Nostalgia Critic and Linkara?
Homestuck Sing Along Panel
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Join your favorite kids and trolls for a fun time of singing both official and fan Homestuck songs!
Kid Yuki's All-Request Acoustic Show
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Like anime and video game music? Kid Yuki only wants to play what you want to hear, so take your pick from nearly 100 songs from anime like Attack on Titan and Kill La Kill, video games like Kingdom Hearts and Portal, plus RWBY, Steven Universe, and much more!
Dance Lessons - Waltz
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
If you always wanted to learn how to dance that elegant, graceful, and smooth style of ballroom dance called Waltz, then look no more! These lessons may go beyond the few basics you learn at the formal dance lessons. Here we have 2 professional dance instructors ready to teach you all the basics steps and more to get your feet moving to the most popular ballroom dances in the world.
The Art of Deviation: Face Time Police
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Face Time What? What Time Police? Join the founding members of FACE TIME POLICE, Brian and James Serra, as they regale you with tales of: anime and its impact on their songwriting (spoiler: it all started with a certain "police girl"), adventures in music video shoot locations (poison oak, body doubles, and dirty creeks, oh, my!), how having no identity helped them find their own identity, and hear firsthand how two brothers from Chicago without a band played their first show at the finals of an online talent search in the live music capital of the world, Austin, Texas, to compete for $10,000. Q&A and giveaways during the panel!
Embracing Your Inner Geek and Creating Through It
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ever feel like your geeky side is kind of lame, and your trying to hide it from your friends and family? Well we're here to tell you to accept your inner geek because it's a creative side of you that can help you create in any art. Learn how The Def Notes created their anime hip hop group, and win some prizes along the way if you think you know your anime.
Welcome to the Hetalia Madness!
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Welcome to the Madness of Hetalia! Here, anything can happen. Will USUK or FrUk or GerIta finally become official? Bring an open mind and be prepared for anything!
Fairy Con Mother's Advice for Con Anxiety
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Who the deuce is the "fairy con mother!?" Fool! Everyone has a Fairy Con Mother. This Fairy Con Mother is going to tell you the best ways to attend cons and not be a bored (and or) scared introvert for the rest of your life.
Dogs of Anime: The Real Best Boys
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come and find out who the real best boys are. We will be looking at the history of dogs in Japan, and taking a look at some of our favorite little pups from anime.
Just a bunch of gays who /really/ like volleyball
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
HEY HEY HEYYYY!! Join us ina fun filled hour of Q&A, dares, improve games and more! Enjoy hanging with your favorite volley gays and watching them make a fool of themselves. This is a panel you won't want to miss.
Yugioh Tournament- Advanced Format $5
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pathfinder RPG - Learn to Role Play
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
An introductory game of pathfinder RPG. Use premade characters to challenge a low-level adventure, and get down the basics of role play mechanics and etiquette.
Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga
Video Room 1
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ragnarok The Animation
Video Room 2
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Autographs: Rob Mungle, Steam Powered Giraffe
Autographs
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Concert: Arc Impulse
Grand Stage
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Meetups: Hetalia, Undertale
Meetups
Saturday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meetups
Scene Dub
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Have you ever wanted to voice over your favorite scene from your favorite anime, cartoon, CG film or video game? Well, here's your chance. Take any experience you've had with theater/singing, voice acting panels, or even just plain quoting your favorite shows and put it to use. Here you will get the chance to perform in front of a live audience. Whether it be an anime series or a Disney film, a video game cut scene or cartoon short, pick a scene from the list and go for it!
It Gets Better - Anime Con Edition with Greg Ayres
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The "It Gets Better" project in response to a string of teen suicides by kids who were bullied because they were perceived to be gay. Sadly bullying is something that happens to one in four teens. In the past few years we've even seen an increase in bullying within our own fandom. Join Greg Ayres and other attendees, as we share our stories, and talk about ways we can all help and Support each other to find the light at the end of the tunnel. It really does get better.
Bad music videos with V Is For Villains.
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
V is for villains dissects point for point, bad music videos. Hilarity ensues.
Meet Morgan Berry
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Morgan Berry is a voice actor in various anime shows, movies, and video games. Her most popular anime roles being in “Love Live! Sunshine!!”, "My Hero Academia”, “KanColle”, “Touken Ranbu-Hanamaru”, “Tokyo Ghoul”, “Hyperdimension Neptunia”, “Riddle Story of Devil”, “elDLIVE”, “Overlord”, “Show By Rock!!”, and the award winning film “The Boy and the Beast”. She has also voiced in various YouTube series including ScrewAttack’s "DEATH BATTLE” as the Yellow Ranger. Morgan is also the voice for SWC Amaterasu in the Hi-Rez video game “SMITE”, As well as the main villain for the Nintendo game “Freedom Planet 2”. On top of voice acting, Morgan is a professional singer and YouTube star under the name “Unknown Songbird” with over 4 Million views in total.
Hellsing: Behind the Blood
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Hellsing is more than just a fun bloodfest; there’s layers upon layers of subtext lost on the casual fan – and doubly lost on the casual English-speaking fan. Did you know Rip’s entire storyline was taken from the German opera she sings? No? No worries; we’ll take you behind the blood.
Finish That Lyric! Disney Style
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
So you think you know Disney songs word for word huh? The seemingly obvious AND the super obscure? Well come and test your skills with our host, the lovely Kida Nedakh of Atlantis! Here the musical phrase and Finish. That. Lyric! And what if you are correct? Prizes! Prizes for your excellence! Everyone who attends will receive something special, so stop by and sing your heart out!
Failed Second Half
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Take a look at some series that started off so very well... and dropped the ball really hard in the second or third acts. Rise and then fall.
Shelter - An Interpretation Through Film and Literary Theory
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Porter Robinson & Madeon's Shelter - a combination of a beautiful visual paired with inspiring music allows an audience to experience an entire story from start to finish in the matter of six minutes. During this panel we will detail elements from literary and film theory to delve a bit deeper into the beautiful world that Shelter provides for us.
Illustration and Manga Portfolio Reviews!
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
An open portfolio review for illustrators and artist by instructors from the International School of Comics. We will cover composition, color theory, and other fundamentals of illustration and comics. Participants in this review will qualify for an application fee waiver to apply at the International School of Comics, Chicago.
Magic Hour of Devastation PRERELEASE $25
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Magic Hour of Devastation PRERELEASE $25 (Limit 54 Players - registration opens at Noon) Magic Hour of Devastation PRERELEASE $25 (Limit 54 Players - registration opens at Noon)
Shadow War: Armageddon - Learn to Play
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Interested in getting in to tabletop war gaming on a budget? Shadow War is the game for you. A fast-paced skirmish level game, perfect for new players and vets alike. Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Super Smash Bros. 4
Video Gaming
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Autographs: Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, Molly Searcy, Luci Christian, Morgan Berry
Autographs
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Meetups: Bleach, South Park, Dangan Ronpa
Meetups
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meetups
MAPPA Anime Studio Official Panel - Rage of Bahamut
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
UNDERTALE: Hang with the Gang
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
I DON’T EVER WONDER WHAT HAVING LOTS OF FRIENDS FEEL LIKE, AND NEITHER SHOULD YOU HUMAN! COME HANG OUT WITH ME AND THE REST OF THE UNDERTALE GANG AT THIS UNPARALLELED PANEL! NYEH!! -PAPYRUS
Atop the Fourth Wall: Live!
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join Linkara for a live review of a manga! Will it be a terrible manga? Will it actually be good? Come find out in this hilarious event!
Dance Lessons - Swing
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
If you always wanted to learn how to dance that fun, upbeat, fast-paced, and exciting style of dance called swing, then look no more! Here we have 2 professional dance instructors ready to teach you all the basics steps and more to get your feet moving to one of the most popular dance styles in the world.
Deadlift Lolita, Ladybeard, Reika, Q&A Extravaganza!
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join Deadlift Lolita members Ladybeard and Reika for a Q&A session!
Making Originial Characters and Universes Part 1
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
After a one year hiatus. Making Original Characters and Universe comes back to its old home. Bigger, better, and faster! If, you're new I shall give you the basic building blocks you need to make your own original characters.
Gender and Sexuality: Exploring Identity in the World of the Avatar
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
“The presumption of a binary gender system implicitly retains the belief in a mimetic relation of gender to sex whereby gender mirrors sex or is otherwise restricted by it.” In other words, gender itself can be seen as a cultural construction, which is often reinforced by stereotypes to that of one’s sex assigned at birth. In this panel, I hope to engage the audience in a discussion of gender construction utilizing the two depictions of the world of the Avatar.
Black Butler Trivia!
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Come test you black butler knowledge. Do you think your number one on everything bassy? Come and find out! Be prepared for both anime and Manga questions
The Volleyball Gays Q&A (18+)
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Join the Karasuno team for some fun, games, and Q&A. Your favorite boys are having a sleepover and you're invited to join in on the fun! This is an 18+ panel.
μ'sic forever
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
Come dance, laugh, and sing with the members of the famous school idol group, μ's! Ask your favorite members some questions, and then learn an adorable dance! You can be a school idol too. Fighto Dayo!
Cardfight Vanguard $5
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Adventure Time Card Wars Tournament II
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Join for an epic tournament of wits and skill in the Adventure Time Card Wars tournament. Choose your hero, and defeat your opponents to be crowned the Grand Princess of Ooo. Also, prizes!
Assassination Classroom
Video Room 1
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
My Otome
Video Room 2
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Concert: The Pillowcases
Grand Stage
Saturday: 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Autographs: Billy West, Deadlift Lolita
Autographs
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Meetups: Yu-Gi-Oh, Jojos Bizarre Adventures
Meetups
Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meetups
Studio TRIGGER Panel: New Titles
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Trigger Inc., typically stylized as TRIGGER and also known as Studio Trigger, is a Japanese animation studio founded by former Gainax employees Hiroyuki Imaishi and Masahiko Ohtsuka in August 2011. You may know TRIGGER from their work in creating Little Witch Academia, or the anime series Kill la Kill, which aired from October 2013 to March 2014. In July 2013 Trigger launched a Kickstarter project in order to fund a second episode of Little Witch Academia, which achieved its goal of $150,000 in under five hours, and went on to raise a total of $625,518. Other shows TRIGGER has been involved in include Inferno Cop, When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace, Ninja Slayer From Animation, Kiznaiver, Project X Zone, and Black Dynamite, among others.
Cosplay Makeup 101 with Amaya
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Not sure how to get the cosplay looks you've always wanted? Amaya, singer of Kid Yuki and the Otakus, will help show you the way! See start-to-finish makeup tutorials for guys and girls and leave with a list of all products used.
KPOP Games and More
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Come join us where we play Kpop dances games and more. Meet new friends with the same interests as well as fangirl/fanboy over idols
Bujinkan Taitutsu Demonstration
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
The Gyokko Ryu, Koto Ryu, and Gikan Ryu represent some of the oldest teachings and base their strategies on shaping protective positions under adversity while undermining an opponent’s. The Shinden Fudo Ryu, Kukishinden Ryu, and Takagi Yoshin Ryuare of samurai decent and contain forms for striking, Jujutsu-type techniques, weapons, and utilizing armor. The Togakure Ryu, Kumogakure Ryu, and Gyokushin Ryu represent what are generally recognized as the only surviving schools of Ninpo, the art of the oft-misunderstood ninja. The ancient methods they perceived established warriorship not only as a path to martial ability, but a search for the moral-physical philosophy to activate it ethically. This demonstration of Bujinkan by the Japanese Cultural Center is not to be missed!
Weiss Schwarz Tournament - Free
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Warhammer: Age of Sigmar - Learn to Play
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Learn to fight mighty battles in the Mortal Realms in Age of Sigmar, a fast and easy to learn tabletop wargame. Face down mortal champions, great beasts, and horrifying demons as you slaughter your way to victory. Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Room Clear: Room Cleaning
Grand Stage
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Can't stay in the room at this specific time.
Sexy Multimedia Q&A with DC Douglas
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Think you might like to have a career as a voice over or film/TV actor? D.C. Douglas, who has been an actor for 20 years (NCIS, Charmed, 90210, Star Trek: Enterprise, 2 Broke Girls), can answer your questions and offer advice. DC will also have some entertaining behind the scenes stories.
Mystic Messanger Behind the Scenes
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Come and hang out with the famous Mystic Messenger bunch and questions to see what is really on our minds and get to know us better. Even ask us dares to test our limits. We hope to see you there!
Con & Otaku Horror Stories
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
You have seen, heard, done and witnessed things which crush your soul and leave you a little empty inside. Come and unburden your heavy soul - share your con & otaku related horror stories, hijinks, and general otaku dysfunction. Shock, horror, dismay, and hopefully hilarity will ensue!
Can we build it? I dunno, lets talk about it!
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
Ever look at a character's armor or weapon and think "I wanna make that, but how?" There's a lot of talk about EVA and worbla, but what else is there to use? This panel will focus on Materials and Techniques used for cosplay armor and prop construction. Here you can see a few examples of nonstandard cosplay creation materials, and ask questions about things you want to make! Feel free to bring pictures or drawings of characters and/or props!
Dance de Bakoon! A C-ute Tribute
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
This year, Japanese pop group C-ute has recently disbanded after 12 long years. As a tribute, Swee-T comes together to put on an energetic dance show fitting to send the group off! If you like jpop dance, you'll love this setlist!
M.E.P.P.
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 3:30pm - 4:50pm
MN Everlasting Pony Party hosted by Pinky-Pie sharing the party from MN. Free food, games and drawing/question contests for prizes. Come on and check it out all PONIES are invited!
Autographs: Josh Martin, Chris Rager, Oscar Seung, Dave Trosko, MAPPA Fan Meet n Greet Autographs
Autographs
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Meetups: CLAMP, Ouran High School Host Club
Meetups
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meetups
Homestuck Shenanigans
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
We're back at Anime Midwest for the second time, and the fourth time overall! Join the Homestucks and participate in a variety of games related to the webcomic!!
Everything you ever wanted to know about Voice Acting!
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
This Voice Actor's Panel and Workshop details everything you ever wanted to know about voice acting. It was developed for people who have always wanted to be a voice actor, but did not know how it works in the studio, or how to break into the business. The class is taught by our special guests Lex Lang and Sandy Fox, Hollywood voice actors, writers and directors. There may even be a few special guests joining along for the fun! The panel encompasses everything about voice acting. The difference between commercials, TV promos, Walla for live action film and TV, mainstream animation and the intricate technique of Anime and dubbing. And many lucky attendees will get time on the mic and get to see their performance on the big screen! Don't miss this one! This will be standing room only.
Catan - Free
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Kingdom Death: Monster Demo
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Learn to play the game that is everything! Do you like miniature combat, role play, city building, crafting, deckbuilding, and exploration? How about all in on massive, easy to learn game? Come learn to play Kingdom Death: Monster.
Interviews with Monster Girls
Video Room 1
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Samurai 7
Video Room 2
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Film-making with Chuck Huber
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Afraid to make a movie? Don't be after this panel. Q & A with some demonstration of basic film making.
Meet the Villains
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Led by the mysterious Mr. Agitator, these villains have banded together to fight against a corrupt system and also to play some serious ASS KICKING ROCK MUSIC! V Is For Villains is a new breed of entertainment that mixes the visual styles of Steampunk, Carnival and Noir, with the musical taste of Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, and your favorite film score. Come learn about the band and how you can become a Villain yourself.
TRIGGER, Fan Meet n Greet, Autographs
Autographs
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
What's a Steins;Gate?
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Traveling worldlines, divergence meters, metal upas, and - is that a gelnanna? Trying to keep your reading steiner in check and the facts straight about the Steins;Gate anime can get tricky if you don't have a little...assistance. Join the Future Gadget Lab as we explore all the intricacies of what makes up Steins;Gate as an anime and sci-fi masterpeice and why you should definitly be watching. From the die hard sticklers to the clueless wondering eye, come one come all and be prepared to find your potential next binge watch. Who knows, maybe we might even endoctrine a few new lab mems. El Psy Congroo!
The Writing Life
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Veteran comic book creator RUSSELL LISSAU will talk about the joys, struggles and sacrifices of being a professional writer. Here's a hint: He doesn't play a lot of video games. If you're considering a publishing career, come learn what it takes.
Positivity in the Anime Community
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
So, there is something you feel positive about, right? Join Sam and Jess from Coke or Ramune as they share the positive events that have happened once joining the convention community. Topics from anime to cosplay to body positivity will be discussed and participants can share their stories as well.
Name That Tune
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
It's the classic test of musical knowledge, but never quite like this. Players picked from the audience will compete in fun mini-games based on the hit TV game show for a chance at fantastic prizes.
Meet Oscar Seung
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Come to this Q&A and intro panel! Oscar Seung hails from Lausanne, Switzerland and is a Dallas-based actor, opera singer, violinist, pianist, and conductor. Oscar is proud to represent Asian-Americans in theater, film, voice overs, and national commercials. In an effort to combat misrepresentation and underrepresentation of Asian-Americans in the arts, he created/produced/ and stars in American Dynasty – it will hopefully be the first Asian-American drama on television. The project has been screened at over a dozen domestic/international film festivals and won Audience Favorite at the Houston Asian American Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the Largo Film Awards, Best Domestic Short nomination at the Fort Worth Indie Showcase, and Best Actor nomination for Oscar at the Ouchy Film Festival. Voice over credits include Yuri!!! on Ice (Seung-Gil Lee), Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru (Kasen Kanesada), Show By Rock!! (Oboro), All Out!! (Yutaka Shinshi), Shounen Maid (Ibuki), One Piece (Daruma), Prince of Stride: Alternative (Nanpei Aoba), Fairy Tail, The Heroic Legend of Arslan, Garo: Crimson Moon, SHIMONETA: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist.
Yuri!!! On Ice Cosplay Q&A
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Come watch your favorite Ice Skaters answer questions for you and your friends! We'll even take dares and play an interactive game!
Seal Your Paint! A Guide to Body Paint in Cosplay
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Don't risk your body paint rubbing off! Body paint is becoming more common in cosplay, and you don't want to be that guy who stains the hotel couch blue. Come learn all about using body paint for your next cosplay!
Mobile Suit Gundam Skirmish Demo
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Pick your side in the war between the Earth Federation and the Principality of Zeon. Using normal HG Gundam model kits, learn how to make your plastic robots fight one another with dice and tape measure. Pew-pew noises encouraged. Demos will be running all day, so come by any time to learn to play.
Injustice 2
Video Gaming
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The Masquerade
Medium Stage
Saturday: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Mr Satan and Majin Buu Anime's Favorite Odd Couple
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Mr. Satan and Majin Buu, anime's favorite odd couple, join together for this Q&A panel. Join Josh Martin and Chris Rager as they tell stories and answer questions.
Anime and mythology
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Who are Amaterasu, Goemon, and Son Goku? Where do they come from? We'll be talking about these and other common occurring mythology in anime.
Becoming Philip J. Fry: A Futurama Panel
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Good news everybody! You can hear directly from the voice of Philip J. Fry, the Professor, and most of the other characters in Futurama. What? They're all done by the same man!? Astounding! Come to a great Billy West panel. Some Q&A, some stories, all fun.
Yuri! On Ice Fan Activity Panel
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
This panel is just a place for all fanboys and fangirls can hang out, make friends, and just have fun! If you're tired from a long day at the convention, you can come in a kigirumi! If you want to be a part of the fun you can come in any cosplay outfit you want! We hope to see you there! This panel will be hosted by @sodamoski and @cosplay_senpai_
KickStart your Art!
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Crowdfunding has impacted comic publishing in a HUGE way! KickStarter is the leader of this particular pack, but... how does it work? Join KickStarter vets Songbird and Krazy Krow from the webcomic Spinnerette as they discuss their successes (over $100k raised!) and nearly disastrous mistakes (overseas shipping costs!!)
Confident in Cosplay: A Guide on Loving Your Body
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
You only get to have one body in your lifetime, and it's high time you learn to love it! This is a panel on how to love and accept your body no matter the shape and how to be confident in your own cosplay!
The Schwifty Panel
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rick and Morty are back at it again in this fun, interactive, panel. Come join us for QnA, games, improv, and much more!
Meet Dave Trosko
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Dave Trosko is a Texan Voice Actor and Director. He’s most known for his roles as Spain in the ultra-popular Hetalia Series; as well as Guren Ichinose in Seraph of the End. Dave has been working almost exclusively with Funimation for now going on 14 years, having been featured in hundreds of anime titles over his career. Most recently he can be heard as Hagita in Orange, Ronaldo in 91 Days, Kaminaga in Joker Game, Eliott in Izetta: The Last Witch, and Georgi Popovich in Yuri on Ice!!!. Other featured roles include, Rokuro Bundo in Deadman Wonderland, Milgauss in Dragonar Academy, Itoya in Snow White with the Red Hair, Jek in Dance with Devils, Soramaru Kumo in Laughing under the Clouds, Sota in Tokyo Ghoul, Bikou in High School DXD, Tomoya Seo in Assassination Classroom, Samuel in Attack on Titan, Imadori in High School Rumble, and Mamoru Yuuki in The Galaxy Railways to name just a few. Currently Dave is excited to have joined the team at Funimation as one of their newest ADR directors. He’s been hard at work, voice directing the new hit Rugby anime “All Out!!” for his directorial debut with more projects to come! Apart from acting and directing Dave pursues his passion in culinary design, fine wine, and spirits as a private Chef and Sommelier and home brewer. He also spend a lot of time as a professional Dad for his wickedly awesome son George from whom Dave gains most of his inspiration and utter hilarity.
Intro to Japanese Buddhism
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
A very brief look, covers 1500 years in 1 hour, of Japanese Buddhism. We talk about popular types of Buddhism, some Koans (Buddhist Parables), and Tea Ceremony and it's importance in Japanese history and culture.
Three Idiots, One panel
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
A continuation of our voice acting for beginners panel from C+A+D! Join us as we explore character development, learn voice development, and have all around shenanigans!
MAGIC COMMANDER $5
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Savage Worlds RPG - Learn to Role Play
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
An introductory game of Savage Worlds RPG. Use premade characters to challenge a low-level adventure in this fast to learn and fast to play game system. You’ll also get down the basics of role play mechanics and etiquette.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Grand Prix
Video Gaming
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Shomin Sample
Video Room 1
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Tenchi in Tokyo
Video Room 2
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Concert: YTCracker
Grand Stage
Saturday: 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Digital Coloring in Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint!
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Instructors from the International School of Comics will walk the audience through the steps for digital coloring in both Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint during which questions from the audience will be taken.
Making Originial Characters and Universes Part 2
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Making its Anime Midwest debut is the follow up you all have been waiting for! This panel shall pick up where I left off. I will also go in details to things such as shipping and world building.
Pokemon Gijinka Showdown
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
This epic tournament sees how well you can handle a Pokemon in a real life battle. This is a live action Pokemon battle where prizes are given to our first place winner. If you want to volunteer as a Pokemon or a Trainer, find Sweet-E Happy (cosplaying as Gardevoir) or Misty Hearts (cosplaying as Popplio). Good Luck Trainer!
How To Do Words!
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
The triumphant return of the panel that teaches you everything about how to write a book. Plot, characters, world building, even editing and publishing! The Words After Dark crew (same harebrained folks as last year, don't worry) are here to set your fears at rest. Got questions? We have answers. Anyone can do words!
Slenderverse
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Ever want to know what the people of Slenderverse are up to? Or maybe how the Creepypastas are doing? Join us for a Q and A session with anyone from HABIT to BEN Drowned!
A Night With the Knights of Cross Academy
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Come join our fan panel. Questions will be answered and dares will be served.
Super high school level Danganronpa panel.
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Come join us in our danganronpa panel we'll have characters from 1-3 game and animations this will be hosted by kyouko kirigiri and baby gangsta This panel will be a pg 16 so swearing will be allowed just to let you know This panel will spill so many spoilers so if you haven't played it or watched SDR2/DRAE/DR3arcs/DRV3
Over The Wall (AOT Panel)
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Have you ever had any questions for your favorite titan fighters? Feel free to ask at Over The Wall! Over The Wall is an Attack On Titan Q and A panel. You can ask any questions (that are PG13). We also might play a couple of games and the audience will be included! So please join us! We can promise that there will be no titans!
Free and 50% off Q&A
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 7:00pm - 8:50pm
Come join the Iwatobi Gang with some Samezuka Members to ask question and give us dares. Come get to know the clubs better and have fun. We have a lot of mini games we can play.
Star Wars Destiny
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Star Wars Destiny Starter Deck $15 (includes 2 boosters)Star Wars Destiny Starter Deck $15 (includes 2 boosters)
Warhammer 40k Open Play
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Challenge the people running the room, or your friends on one of our open war gaming tables!
Concert: Frenchy and the Punk
Grand Stage
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Acting Workshop with Chuck Huber
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.
Attack on WHAT!?!?! Dang it EREN!!
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Do you have Dares? Do you want to play games? or Do you have questions? BOOM! The survey corps is here to entertain you and to answer your questions.
DC Douglas's Erotic Fanfiction Reading (18+)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The 18+ SHOW that has been turning on and pleasing fans at cons across the nation is here! D.C. Douglas (voice of Albert Wesker) embarks on an erotic fanfic journey of language with the help of the “evil resident” audience members. What happens in this show stays in this show. A must see! [Language warning, 1.5 hours – NO LATE SEATING]
KpopNation: The Art of the Solo Dancer
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Bring your friends and let's explore solo dancing in kpop together. This panel will focus on the creativity and artistry that goes into solo dancing as well as the methods famous solo kpop dancers use to own the stage. Everyone will learn a short piece to perform at the end of the panel.
How to Talk to Girls: The Whiskey Brothers (18+)
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Slade Ham, Rob Mungle, Sam Demaris, and KiKi Maroon offer up insight into communicating with the opposite sex. They’ll combat self esteem issues, dispel dating myths, and show that a love for comic books, superheroes, and anime doesn’t mean you have to be a social outcast.
Southpark Q&A
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Ask the Southpark characters questions and let chaos ensue.
Fooly Cooly PYON! - A Look Into the Symbolism Behind FLCL
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Have you ever wondered what the popular, cult-hit anime, FLCL, is about? Have you been confused as to how robots; hot, alien girls; Furi-Kuri; and eyebrows are supposed to mean something? Come to THIS panel then! SyncShips, and possible guest-speaker Staci, will explain anything and everything about FLCL, what it means, and how that a 6-episode anime explains more about human emotions than most other animes.
Butter Isn't A Carb: A Guide to Cosplay Fitness
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
If you're looking for a panel on how to be thin, this one ain't it. This is a panel on helping you navigate fitness and how to keep you and your body healthy, and more importantly, happy, no matter what size you are.
Ticket to Ride - FREE
Tabletop 1
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Magic: The Gathering Guild War II
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Pick your Ravnica guild from our collection of ten pre-made decks and prove which guild truly runs the city. Players are challenged to compete in a pre-constructed Swiss format tournament. This is a free tournament with prizes for the first-place winner.
Umi Monogatari
Video Room 1
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Vandread
Video Room 2
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
C-C-C-C-Cosplay Circus​!
Medium Stage
Saturday: 8:30pm - 9:20pm
Come one and all to the all-ages Cosplay Circus! This show is the Cirque du Cosplay of Shows! A wonderful spectacle of some of the most skilled cosplayers and performers in the world today brought here to Anime Midwest to perform for you! We feature dancers, mimes, whip artists, jugger, hoopers, and many more. The will not only come together to impress and bewilder you, but widen your eyes with their staging, fantastic costumes, beautiful choreography, and perfectly executed movements. Watch as these performers bring some of your favorite Anime, Gaming, and Movie Characters to Life with crazy skills that seem to defy physics. Watch the incredible skills from the screen perform for you in real life!
Seven Deadly Sins Discussion
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join SuperKayce and friends to discuss the Netflix Original show Seven Deadly Sins! Let’s discuss the magical abilities, weapons, and yes the perviness! This is a fan panel hosted by true fans!
Oda Nobunaga: The First Unifier
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Oda Nobunaga was one of the warlords who brought and end to the Warring States period. Learn more about why history loves and hates this hugely influential characters.
The world of Spinnerette!
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join Spinnerette author Krazy Krow for an insiders' peek at the world of Ohio's Number Three Superhero! Learn the ins and outs of collaborating with artists, the inspiration behind the comic, maybe even hear a few convention horror stories! Plus: Why does Tiger hate Canadians? What's up with Bottom Lefty? Is Evil Spinnerette really gone? All this and more at the World of Spinnerette panel!
DHMIS Shenanigans
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Join your favorite Don't Hug Me I'm Scared characters and participate in games that teach you everything you need to know about life: Creativity, Time, Love, Computers, Healthy Eating, and Dreams
Satire and Anime: the Art of Abridged Series
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 9:00pm - 10:50pm
Satire is a comedic exaggeration of accepted norms to the point of absurdity, and this is precisely why we love it.In our panel we want to talk a bit about satire; the history, how it started, how it has grown. After a brief history, we want to show some of our favorite moments from TeamFourstar’s Dragonball Z, and Hellsing, Semisoma1’s Gurren Lagann, and of course LittleKuriboh’s Yugioh abridged series.
Anime Voice Actors Q&A with Molly, Luci, Morgan, and Sandy
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join professional voice actors from anime and video games Molly Searcy, Luci Christian, Morgan Berry, and Sandy Fox in this Q&A panel.
Super Anime UltraViolence from the 80's, 90's, and Beyond (18+)
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Do you like your anime full of blood, destruction, and death? Look no further! We'll be watching some of the most violent anime scenes from the last few decades. Hopefully you see something new and disgusting. Come and watch, if you dare!
RWBY Q&A and Games
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
The RWBY team and crew joined up to answer any and all questions you have for us! Come join us for some fun and games.
Concert: Steam Powered Giraffe
Grand Stage
Saturday: 9:30pm - 10:20pm
The robots of Steam Powered Giraffe are like nothing you’ve ever seen. The malfunctioning joke-spewing metal men play a collection of original Vaudeville inspired tunes fused with modern flare and executed in a super-sleek, one-of-a-kind performance. More than just a band, Steam Powered Giraffe is an experience that must be seen and heard by the entire family. The artists behind the SPG robots started street busking as these quirky characters back in January 2008 at Balboa Park, California, instantly drawing the attention of Southern California. They have since performed at such venues as The San Diego Fair, The San Diego Zoo, The Wild Animal Park, Legoland, Ontario Mills, and numerous Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Steampunk Conventions. Their act combines the visual of robot pantomime with sketches, pop culture references, improvised comedic dialogue, and of course, original music. From their heartwarming nostalgic melodies to their funky cabaret rock, Steam Powered Giraffe’s songs are memorable, infectious, and as unique as the robots themselves.
Comedy: Yakov Smirnoff
Medium Stage
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Yakov Smirnoff’s quest to understand the science of happiness took him to the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a master’s degree in psychology in 2006 under the supervision of Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology. Today, in addition to being a comedian, Yakov is also an adjunct professor at Missouri State University where he teaches a course on happiness and laughter and is currently earning his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education & Psychology in Los Angeles, CA. In “Happily Ever Laughter”, Yakov takes his comedy to a new level to showcase laughter’s effects on relationships and envisions a world where sadness and tears are replaced with love and laughter. Whether on stage or in a classroom, Yakov’s audiences love him. He is passionate about helping people extend the honeymoon stage of their relationships and “fall in love and laughter all over again.”
VOCALOID Psychology 101 (18+)
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
When most people think of VOCALOID music, they picture cute and bubbly pop songs. But, there is another side to the VOCALOID music scene which many fear to tread. At this panel, you will learn about the deep dark secrets of the grittier VOCALOID music scene. And you will be shown why it is so important that the few producers who specialize in composing this unique music continue to broach such taboo subjects.
Game Night with Shiratorizawa
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Bump, set, spike it! That's the way we all like it! Come join your favorite boys volleyball team for a fun Kahoot trivia game with prizes, pictionary, improv, and so much more! Shiratorizawa is waiting for you, so come and play!
Pixel Vixens - The Dating Game! (18+)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Remember back in the 90's when nothing was on tv and you came across those weird gameshows on MTV? They always had a girl on one side of the wall and would talk to three or four strangers on another side of the wall. They'd try to woo her through romanticism or comedy, ad eventually she'd pick her favorite... Well now is your chance to try it out yourself! Come join this comedy show with the Pixel Vixens and take a chance on actually getting to be a contestant up on stage! Please note - players will be playing for prizes, not for dates.
Awesome Glow, LED and Rave Toy Tricks
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
We love to see spinning light things at our dances, but what are they? Come learn about and how to use some cool light up toys you might see. Each of these panels has something of a focus, but we can cover everything including poi, staffs, hoops, many others, or feel free to bring your own. Our instructor will be glad to show you some cool things to do in the rave and on the dance floor to impress your friends. The goal is to learn new things while keeping everyone safe and to have fun while dancing with lights.
Feels Trip
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
We all have at least one moment as anime fans that reduces us to a blubbering puddle of feels. Well, here’s an hour of them. Get ready to be rekt.
Final Fantasy XV (18+)
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Lunafreya and the Chocobros are here to answer any questions you may have. What really happened during all those camping trips~? What happened during Lunafreya's time with Nyx? These are all things you will find out.
Anime Captions Against Humanity (18+)
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Have a dirty mind or a clever way with words? Love the game Cards Against Humanity, or those soul-crushing demotivational posters on the internet? Come help create the best (or is it worst?) captions for anime screengrabs & illustrations. CRUSH YOUR COMPETITION, WIN AT LIFE.
Hetalia: Presentation of Powers
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
All your favorite countries gathered in one room for a basic Q&A!
Kingdom Death: Monster Demo
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Learn to play the game that is everything! Do you like miniature combat, role play, city building, crafting, deckbuilding, and exploration? How about all in on massive, easy to learn game? Come learn to play Kingdom Death: Monster.
JS Joust
Video Gaming
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Erased (18+)
Video Room 1
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
Texhnolyze (18+)
Video Room 2
Saturday: 10:00pm - 10:50pm
AnimeCon.org's Fabulous Dating Advice (18+)
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:20am
Do you find yourself faltering with the ladies? Do you just not know how to whoo that special person? Our trained experts will show you how it's done! Dante will answer all your dating questions (among other ones)!
If you're socially awkward and you know it clap your hands....
Panel Room 10
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Because your face will surely show it. Are you socially awkward? Do you find yourself going to conventions by yourself? Do you want to meet other socially awkward nerds? Are you looking to find others with the same experiences and interests as you but it seems IMPOSSIBLE? YOU AREN'T ALONE. Let's talk.
Assassination Classroom Class
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:20am
This is a class on the art of assassination. We will instruct you on how to use various techniques to obtain your goal.
Operation Overwatch
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
The Overwatch team takes a much needed break from saving the world and their internal bickering to sit down and and answer your questions, play some games, hang out, and just overall have a good time.
All Amer-I-Can Japanese
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 11:00pm - 12:50am
Teaching the class(audience) basic Japanese grammar so that they can understand the basic functions of how sentences fit together. Romaji will be used primarily, though we will discuss an overview of kana and pronunciation.
Your Waifu in Virtual Laifu (18+)
Panel Room 6
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Enter the realm of the Waifu's thanks to Virtual Reality with WaifuWatch. This panel will finally bridge the gap between our reality and our perfect waifu's, feed them, pat them on the head give them virtual hugs. Lewd stuff will be included so 18+ only please!
And I'll Form the Head: Voltron Panel (18+)
Panel Room 7
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Strap in, because the paladins need to let loose after a long string of missions. Let all of your ships unfold in our panel with games, Q and A, and room for plenty requests-- because sometimes you need to save a horse and ride a paladin. Just remember, we're 18+.
Death Note Mafia
Panel Room 8
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Death Note characters take the roles of this interpretation of the party game where you must work with a team who could betray you at any time.
Convention Family Feud
Panel Room 9
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Worst Live-Action Adaptation?, Something you only buy at cons, Name something anime girls have that real women don't. Our surveys, your answers. Come join us for a fun game of Family Feud.
Red Dragon in Hardest Knocks Tournament
Tabletop 2
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
Compete against other players in a Red Dragon Inn competitive event with prizes! Show the rest of the convention who’s the hardest drinker, sneakiest gambler, and greatest warrior!
The Mud Puddle
Grand Stage
Saturday: 11:30pm - 4:00am
Anime Midwest's amazing late night dance with epic, heart-thumping music, brilliant lights, and so much excitement.
The Whiskey Brothers Stand Up Comedy Show (18+)
Medium Stage
Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Join the slam dancing, ninja kicking, whiskey chugging standup comedy that will rock your face off. All headliners in their own rights, The Whiskey Brothers come together like a comedic Voltron to bring you an unforgettable night of mayhem and jokes.
Quiplash with The Otakus (18+)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Have you ever played Quiplash? Think Cards Against Humanity but you get to write in your own answers and vote for whose answers are best through your phone. Kid Yuki and The Otakus will face off against each other, but you get to decide who wins. We'll even get audience members to play with us for a few rounds.

Sunday

RWBY 18+
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
The gang is all grown up! Jaune is a little weird. Ruby has turned evil, and the others have many, many stories of their time growing up. Come join us!!
Haikyuu After Dark
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Join your favorite Haikyuu character in this volley-tastic and adult rated Q&A panel!!
Get Schwifty
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Wubba Lubba Dub Dub!It's time to get wriggety wriggety wrecked with your favorite drunk grandpa and socially awkward teen. We're going to settle who's the schwiftiest of them all in a game competition that will go down in galactic history.
Con & Otaku Horror Stories (18+)
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
18+ version; You have seen, heard, done and witnessed things which crush your soul and leave you a little empty inside. Come and unburden your heavy soul - share your con & otaku related horror stories, hijinks, and general otaku dysfunction. Shock, horror, dismay, and hopefully hilarity will ensue!
On The Spot for Fans (18+)
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
If you've ever enjoyed "On The Spot" from Rooster Teeth, join us for an hour of gameplay segmented into different teams for each game. Teams will be drawn from a hat, so make sure you've either got a buddy or are looking for one!
Hetalia: Close the Curtains (18+)
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 12:00am - 1:50am
Are you curious about what happens after the nations loosen their ties and kick back after meetings all day? Well here they are to answer your questions, take on some dares and give a good time. ;D
Pesterlogs from a Hat
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 12:00am - 1:20am
Like "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Like Homestuck? Wanna see Homestuck characters act out scenes written by you, WLIIA? style? Look no further!
Pumpkin Scissors (18+)
Video Room 1
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Blassreiter (18+)
Video Room 2
Sunday: 12:00am - 12:50am
Voltron: A Summer House Party
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 12:30am - 1:50am
Greetings citizens of Earth and space! Join the paladins of Voltron at their 1st annual summer house party! From a Q&A, karaoke, and twister, our paladins are sure to entertain you and rock your house. Don't miss this out of this world party! Who knows, Keith and Lance may have something special planned.
Pixel Vixens Burlesque Show (18+)
Medium Stage
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
Pixel Vixens brings you a nerdy side of burlesque! Come join your favorite Vixens as they bring cosplays to life on stage in a way you haven't seen before. From comedy acts to good old fashion burlesque, this will be something you can't miss!
Gettin' Hot off the Ice (A Truth or Dare Yuri!! on Ice panel) (18+)
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 1:00am - 2:20am
After competing on the ice, the Grand Prix Finalists like to let off some steam together and be able to have a little fun. Come join these beautiful skaters for some truth or dare! Show them your Eros!
Davai! : An 18+ Yuri On Ice Panel (18+)
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 1:00am - 1:50am
The banquet had been so much of a hit last year-- the skaters made it open to their public fans this year! Join us in letting loose all over again with Q and A, sexy games, and a whole lot of dancing! Just remember, we're 18+. Davai!
Ecchi sales force 5!
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 1:00am - 2:20am
Once upon a midnight dreary, I came across a truly strange find... a Japanese sex toy review blog, and some of the reviews were sidesplittingy hilarious. The basic form is that the panel participant will be trying to sell one of the panelists on a Japanese sex toy, using an online review and the co host as reference and coach, respectively.
Meetups: Naruto
Meetups
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am
Meetups
Koreo Party: A KPOP Dance Party
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 9:00am - 9:50am
Want to learn some of the hottest dance moves from your favorite KPOP artists? Love BTS, EXO, Twice, Blackpink, etc.? Come to Koreo Party hosted by HallyuCon Chicago! You don't want to miss out!
St☆rship μ's Summer School Idol Spectacular
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am
We are St☆rship μ's (@starship.muse), a Love Live dance group from the Chicagoland area, and we're here to make your summer spectacular with some games, our mini-live, and a Q&A
Mario Party IRL
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:30am
You know the Mario Party games, right? Now, imagine if everything from that game came to life? Join the Mario Bros (Sisters) as they bring you to their world and play some mini games as well.
RFA Freedom Party
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 9:00am - 10:00am
Come enjoy our fourth of July celebration uparty. We will be open to questions about how we run our fabulous organization. We will also be sponsoring a clothing drive where all received clothes will be donated to Better Sister Growth Network in Chicago.
The Ultimate Anime Smackdown!!!
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 9:30am - 10:20am
An in-depth panel discussion with healthy audience participation exploring the social, political, and economic interactions between characters found in anime and video game series, specifically when thrust into uncharted territories.
Splash Free!
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 9:30am - 10:20am
A panel where attendees can ask questions, give dares, and participate in games with members of the Iwatobi and Samezuka swim teams.
Applying OCs to Canon Universes
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 9:30am - 10:20am
Also, making its Anime Midwest debut is a panel you always have asked me to do. This panel shall cover how to properly apply your original characters to your favorite existing universes. Not only, that but tell you how to properly do a crossover.
An Anime Music Recorder Concert
Medium Stage
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Watch a professional recorder player as he performs anime themes, TV show themes, video game music, popular fan music, and rave melodies, all on his recorder. A Q+A session will follow after the performance, where he will discuss how he adapts music onto the recorder for performance.
Meetups: One Piece, Loveless
Meetups
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:00am
Meetups
Wot in Midwest Anime Convention?
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:50am
Catch us as con, how bou dah? Cringe at the sauciest memes of our generation. Participate in various games and dab with your favorite Kazoo Kid, Salt Bae, Robbie Rotten, and the orange manchild himself.
My Next Anime Addiction
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Tired of the mainstream anime? Join me for a change of pace as I present the less traveled but still rewarding anime for your next anime adventure! Also check out my website nextanimeaddiction.wordpress.com for even more anime recommendations!
Wrestling Midwest
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Like wrestling? Are you a Mark or a Smark? Let's talk about it. Come to discuss the Wrestling world.
Ask the Homestucks
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Come have fun and interact with some of your favorite characters! Maybe make some more friends!
RWBY Q&A
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 10:00am - 11:50am
I know we have a lot of questions about RWBY right about now. Well! Here is your chance to ask the characters in person about how they are feeling right about now.
Let's Speedrun : Symphony of the Night
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Join avid gamer Patrick "theDresdenDoll" Lankert for a live speedrun/glitch exhibition of the Playstation cult classic. "Castlevania: Symphony of the Night." Don't blink or you'll miss it!
Pokemon Tournament - $5
Tabletop 1
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Open War Gaming
Tabletop 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
We brought the tables, bring your models and wind down your con by killing your friends with dice and tape measure.
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle
Video Room 1
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Sweet Blue Flowers
Video Room 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Fanime Fitness
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:20am
Feet hurt after a long con day? Out of breath in the first 5 minutes of dancing at the con rave? Come meet Trainer Ruby and learn how to exercise in order to lead a healthier lifestyle both in and outside of the convention. Bring a water, you'll need it!!
Hetalia: A Beautiful Improv
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:20am
The nations come together for a meeting...of improv! Suggest improv scenarios for some of your favorite nations, and let the hilarity ensue! Anything could happen!
Grand Prix Banquet
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 10:30am - 11:50am
Welcome to the Sochi Grand Prix Final Banquet! If you ever wanted to interact with or discover what was really going on in these skaters minds during that evening, here is your chance! Come on over if you want to see some skits, ask some questions, and know there will maybe, probably, definitely be some dancing!
Sunday Solo Performance by Scott Helland
Grand Stage
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Scott Helland creates melodic, euphoric guitar instrumentals rooted in the realms of folk, punk, alternative and world. His eclectic musical past, keen melodic sense, live looping technique and tasteful use of guitar effects creates a compelling soundscape. Armed with his trademark Godin Multiac guitar, Helland has created a musical world of his own influenced by punk rock, spanish and gypsy guitar styles. Infectious melodies weave around his looped rhythms and straight forward beats. The songs are short, fun, and to the point with tuneful acoustic guitar lines as the sonic focus. “Helland is yet another accomplished ex-punk who has made the striking transition to atmospheric soundtracks.” Jack Rabid, BigTakeOver Magazine. Currently he is the guitarist and co-founder of the internationally touring New York based duo, Frenchy and the Punk, a popular attraction in the indie cabaret, steampunk and faerie festival scenes with singer Samantha Stephenson. In the eighties he was also a member of the infamous Western MA hardcore punk bands Deep Wound, (which included Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis and Lou Barlow,) and Outpatients. He has been writing, recording and performing music since his early teens. He has over 25 recordings out including 7 solo CDs. Helland also released his art book Feast, a collection of over 50 pen and ink drawings in 2015. His upcoming CD, Never End the Rocket Century' will be released in April 2017. Visit Scott Helland at scotthelland.com “Scott Helland is a commanding acoustic guitarist, creating stimulating, passionate instrumentals that may cause little flowers to bloom in your heart” Chronogram Magazine.
Meetups: Free: Iwatobi Swim Club, Sega Games
Meetups
Sunday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Meetups
Billy West: The Man of Many Voices
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Dr. Zoidberg all the way to Elmer Fudd, Billy West is a man of many talents! Come in and see just how he does it in this amazing panel!
How to Survive a Cosplay Relationship
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
It's important to surround yourself with honest and supportive people and to make sure you're happy. This is a panel on how to start doing that! We'll talk about the ups and downs of cosplay relationships, and how to make sure yours the ones you want to be in!
Dear Fans of Hansen
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Dear, fans of Evan Hansen. Are you tired of looking at the action through the window? Well, now is your chance to get to know the characters! Be found at our panel - sincerely me
Wotagei 101
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
If you've ever seen a Japanese idol concert video, you've probably noticed the crowds filled with color-coded light sticks as well yeah? During this panel, we'll teach you the basics of Jpop fan chants and light stick movements so next time you'll be a pro!
Haikyuu Q&A
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Ask your favorite Haikyuu characters questions and challenge them to truth or dare in this volley-tastic panel!
Magic Conspiracy Draft - $15
Tabletop 1
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Kingdom Death: Monster Demo
Tabletop 2
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Learn to play the game that is everything! Do you like miniature combat, role play, city building, crafting, deckbuilding, and exploration? How about all in on massive, easy to learn game? Come learn to play Kingdom Death: Monster.
Rave Toys Part 1 - Light String (Poi)
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 11:30am - 12:20pm
We love to see spinning light things at our dances, but what are they? Come learn about and how to use some cool light up toys you might see. Each of these panels has something of a focus, but we can cover everything including poi, staffs, hoops, many others, or feel free to bring your own. Our instructor will be glad to show you some cool things to do in the rave and on the dance floor to impress your friends. The goal is to learn new things while keeping everyone safe and to have fun while dancing with lights.
The Heroes of Overwatch
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 11:30am - 12:20pm
Calling all heroes of Overwatch! Have you heard about the blockbuster game and want to know more? Already a die-hard fan? Report in as Soldier 76 walks you through one of the things that makes the game so special - the heroes! We'll explore the lore behind the scenes as we discuss each hero, from Ana to Zenyatta (Yes, even Hanzo) and talk about each one in detail, from their abilities in-game to who they are beyond it!
Autographs: DC Douglas, Chuck Huber, Chris Rager, Josh Martin
Autographs
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Another Awesome VA Panel with Morgan, Oscar, David, and Dave
Medium Stage
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come to another awesome panel with voice actors Morgan Berry, Oscar Seung, Dave Trosko, and David Matranga!
Meetups: Modoka Magica
Meetups
Sunday: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meetups
Hooked on History!
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
What happens when you throw Allies and Axis countries in one room for a Q&A? Well, really we aren't sure either but we're going to find out. Come join us to witness the shenanigans of countries who skipped out on a meeting.
Homestuck Shenanigans 2
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dont stress if you missed the first panel! Join your favorite Homestuck characters (and new panelists) as we play EVEN MORE exciting games and have fun as a fandom. This will be a PG-13 panel.
Ask A Dynamic Duo with Rick and Morty
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Have you ever wanted to ask Rick and/or Morty something about any of the adventures they have been on? Come ask them as they have traveled across all of the dimensions to be here at Anime Midwest for all of you!
Intro to the Kingdom
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ever hear of Kingdom Hearts but don't know what it is? Know what it is but need a refresher course? This is the panel for you! We will be covering just the basics of the series, great for new fans and veterans alike.
MC12's Mini K-pop Panel
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Come and party to K-pop song performances by MC12/Ricky Yin, Soundcloud/YouTube cover artist from Minnesota! There will be a few games (i.e. Random Dance Challenge) to play to win prizes!
Force of Will $5
Tabletop 1
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Pathfinder RPG - Learn to Role Play
Tabletop 2
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
An introductory game of pathfinder RPG. Use premade characters to challenge a low-level adventure, and get down the basics of role play mechanics and etiquette.
Pokemon
Video Gaming
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Konosuba
Video Room 1
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Gakuen Alice
Video Room 2
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
AKB0048 Discussion Panel
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Come join us for a panel discussion everyone's favorite badass idols, the AKB0048 girls! We will show an episode and then go into a discussion about the anime.
VOCAMERICA CONCERT
Grand Stage
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The VOCAMERICA Concert Project is a live holographic musical event featuring English and Western vocal synthesizers.
Nerdcore Origins: Nerd Music Q&A Panel
Medium Stage
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come hear from Random aka Mega Ran and YTCracker of Spamtec about the origins of this world-class video-game hip-hop music.
Meetups: Gundam, RWBY
Meetups
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meetups
MAPPA Q&A
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come to a Q&A panel with legendary anime studio MAPPA!
Black Butler Q&A
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ever wanted to talk to demons, dare grim reapers to do things, and laugh with silly servants? Come and hang out with the cast of Black Butler and ask them questions. Stay until the end because there will be a fun game.
Ask Chris Rager and Josh Martin
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Chris Rager and Josh Martin (Mr. Satan, Majin Buu), come together for a hilarious and fun Q&A panel.
Anime flea market!
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Got some Manga volumes collecting dust? Cosplay doesn't fit anymore? Need some cash for the vendors room? Say no more, just come down to Beta_Boy's Animé flea market to sell, trade, and buy!
Queers and Capes: LGBT in the Superhero Genre
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:20pm
For nearly the last 40 years, representation of LGBT characters have greatly evolved in the superhero genre. Presented is a comprehensive historical overview of that growth not only in comic books, but also film, television, literature and art
Over the Garden Wall: A Literary Masterpiece
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Patrick McHale's work "Over the Garden Wall" presents a beautifully constructed story in ten mini-episodes that is able to attract, engage, and astound an audience. In this panel, we will use literary theory to examine the intricate aspects of each wonderful episode, as we lead the audience "through the unknown".
Extra Large Anime Pizza Pie
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Everyone loves pizza, and we all love anime. Why not combine two of the greatest things? Come explore that tasty triangle's best moments in anime, with some surprises along the way. BYOS (Bring Your Own Slice) !!
Crystal Gems Q&A
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Come join your favorite crystal gems, homeworld gems, and even humans for a Q&A and an interactive game.
Jojo's Bizarre Discussion
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The world of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure is nothing short of, well, bizarre. Here's a chance to discuss the series itself and the theories that follow in a fun and friendly environment.
Magic: The Gathering Guild War III
Tabletop 2
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Pick your Ravnica guild from our collection of ten pre-made decks and prove which guild truly runs the city. Players are challenged to compete in a pre-constructed Swiss format tournament. This is a free tournament with prizes for the first-place winner.
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm
Video Gaming
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Autographs: Morgan Berry, Oscar Seung, Dave Trosko, David Matranga, Random aka Mega Ran, YTCracker
Autographs
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Molly Searcy Q&A Panel
Medium Stage
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Molly Searcy is the voice of Akame in Akame ga Kill!, part of Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. Other favorite Sentai Filmworks roles include: Girls und Panzer (Mako Reizei), HaNaYaMaTa (Sari), Another (Reiko, Miss Mikami), AKB0048 (Makoto), Brynhildr (Nanami), No Game No Life (Queen), MariaHolic (Fumi Kumagai), and Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya (Magical Sapphire). Ms. Searcy lives in Houston, TX, where she works as an actress and shoe coordinator for a professional ballet company. When she’s not in the booth or on the stage, Ms. Searcy enjoys traveling, running with her dogs, obsessing over music, and taking barre classes. Follow Molly on Twitter: @mollysearcy and Ask.fm: @ms5227
Meetups: Death Note, Zelda
Meetups
Sunday: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meetups
Let's Talk Comics!
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Marvel or DC, from Golden Age to Rebirth, we're just excited to talk about comics!
Why You Should Not Go to an Anime Convention
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
How did this get here? Come have a bunch of people sardonically berate you for spending a weekend celebrating Japanese/nerd culture? Come to this horrible panel.
Etch A Sketch drawing workshop and Q&A with Princess Etch A Sketch
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Full-time Etch A Sketch artist Jane Labowitch (AKA Princess Etch A Sketch) will guide you through the basics of creating art on the classic toy. Etch A Sketches will be provided for the duration of the class, and time will be allotted at the end for a Q&A.
Wako! The Dread Pirates of Japan
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
These fearsome pirates terrorized the South Asian seas. They pillaged cities, toppled dynasties and cut a burning path through history. Come learn about these overlooked marauders.
YouTubers Meet-Up
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Have a YouTube channel? Do you want one? Come and meet other experienced you tubers or some that are just starting out.
Emotional Support Animals and You
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Here you will learn all about emotional support animals and how to get/train one. Stories will be shared of people and their animals or things people have experienced. Also you will be able to meet a professional ESA and have her training demonstrated for you. People can come to relieve an emotional boost for the weekend as well.
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Video Gaming
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Ace Attorney
Video Room 1
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Lost Universe
Video Room 2
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Autographs: Deadlift Lolita
Autographs
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Concert: Random aka Mega Ran
Grand Stage
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Random, aka MegaRan, personifies with Hip-Hop should be: Spontaneous, fun, and true. Every album, starting with “Mega Ran” in 2007, conveys a different theme, a different vibe, and a different emotion. “Mega Ran” was a collection of sampled 8-bit beats from the hit “Mega Man” video game series, which was quickly discovered by CAPCOM. Instead of shutting down this hit music, CAPCOM offered Mega Ran a special licensing agreement and booked him to perform at Comic-Con and other special events. Since then he’s released albums including “RANDOMONIUM” and “FOREVER FAMICON” and “Black Materia,” and has toured with acts such as mc chris and MC Lars, playing in the US, UK, and Japan. He’s appeared in Playstation: The Official Magazine and Game Informer. Fans can learn more about Ran and download free songs at his website, megaran.com
Lolita Tea Party
Maid Cafe
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Luci Christian Q&A Panel
Medium Stage
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Luci Michelle Christian is a voice actress and ADR script writer at Funimation and Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks. She has provided voices for a number of English versions of Japanese anime series, and video games. Some of her most popular roles include Kaname in Full Metal Panic!, Himeno from Pretear, Yukari from Azumanga Daioh, Asako in Kodocha, Rico in Gunslinger Girl, among many others.
Meetups: Inuyasha
Meetups
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meetups
Evenings with Isabelle
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
"Evenings with Isabelle" Combating Anxiety and Depression with Animal Crossing and Fandom. A large number of anime and gaming fans deal with depression on a daily basis. In that daily struggle many of us have turned to gaming and online communities formed around the things we love for comfort and cool down. From gamers kept company by "lets play" videos and online content creators, to acting mayors of towns filled with talking animals - come discuss how gaming and fandom have helped you through the rough patches of your day to day adventures.
Ouran High School Host Club's Summer Sock Hop
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Ouran High School Host Club welcomes all you wonderful ladies and gentlemen to our spectacular summer party! Join in for a Q&A, fun games, and a chance to show off your groovy moves at our sock hop! We'd love to have you, so be sure not to miss this rockin' summer bash!
Body Horror! in Manga & Anime
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Itching for the uncanny, the weird, the grotesque? Enter the realm of Body Horror - where fear is derived from the graphic deformation, gruesome metamorphosis, or surreal re-configuration of human anatomy. This talk will explore themes and historical context of this horror genre in Japanese animation and manga from 'Akira' to Junji Ito - not for those who are easily squicked!
Circusstuck
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Come one, come all, to the only Circus on Alternia! See your Favorite trolls and kids in a new light as they preform stunts and tricks that they, and you, wouldn't expect.
Ask David Matranga!
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
David Matranga is a voice actor who has worked for such companies as ADV Films, Funimation, and Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital. You might recognize David from such roles as Tomoya Okazaki in Clannad or Briareos in Appleseed or Bertholdt in Attack on Titan or from hi sroles in Elfen Lied, Gilgamesh, Canaan, Demon King Daimao, One Piece, Girls und Panzer, and tons of others.
Wanna See My OC?
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Alto & Pastel of Ponyville are here to tell you everything about original characters! All artists & writers are invited to learn about character design, story writing, and how to create your own OC’s. Stay after the slideshow for questions, advice, and a FREE RAFFLE for art & merch!
My Little Edgelord
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Come enjoy the company of some very famous edgelords throughout video game, anime, and manga history. Run by Roxas, we will highlight what it takes to be considered an Edgelord with a Q&A throughout.
pillow fight
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
People get to hit others with pillows. Not sure how to make it any easier.
Royal's Ouran Surfside Extravaganza
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Our ouran high school host club group, Royal is proud to return for the third year in a row with a beachside themed panel. We will be answering your burning questions and doing our usual raffle for prizes. We will also be teaming up with Better Sister Growth Network in Chicago, an organization who work to help people in domestic abuse, homeless men, and expectant mothers so feel free to bring clothes and household items to donate.
Ocarina 101: Don't Tri-N-Force a Zelda Pun
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
You found the Ocarina of Time!...Now what? Far more than just the Royal Family of Hyrule's hidden treasure, the ocarina is an amazing little instrument with a long history, spanning thousands of years, dozens of countries, and countless fans throughout the world. Make Zelda proud as we discuss all things ocarina, from types to tunes, ancient origins to pop culture permanence. Be sure to stick around, prizes are a sure thing!
Autographs: Greg Ayres, Rob Mungle, Molly Searcy, Luci Christian
Autographs
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Cult Japanese Movies
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
In this panel, BluShades will be discussing some very obscure Japanese Cult Films. From horror to comedy, we will look at some of the strangest films from many different eras of Film.
Fandom Feud
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Are you smarter than 100 people? Survey says we'll find out as teams of four will try to guess the most popular answer for a shot at fantastic prizes.
Crossplay Goes Both Ways
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Have that favorite character that you're dying to cosplay but there's the one issue of gender? Well we'll show you how its done and done properly. The panel also touches on basic cosplaying tips from costumes to wigs, the differences in behaviors between men and women, and any other questions you have. FTM and MTF friendly, advice for both sides of crossplaying.
Anime Jeopardy
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Think you know everything about Anime? Did you answer that in the form of a question? Then come try this classic game with an anime twist.
Food Wars - Shokugeki No Soma Instructional Panel
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Do you have a knack for cooking? Want to learn some Shokugeki No Soma recipes or helpful tips and tricks? Do you have questions about Food Wars that you NEED answered!? Well grab your cookware, your apron, and a cool catchphrase and come to this panel. We will discuss the ideas and ways to make Shokugeki No Soma recipes into real life food! Afterwards, it will be an open Q&A to learn more about the series!
Dracarious Cosplay Presesnts: Ghouls Rule The World Q&A
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Are you ready to dare, ask, and play games with your favorite Tokyo Ghoul characters? Be prepared to be eaten unless you have coffee to share!
More Than Just Gangnam Style: Kpop Dance!
Panel Room 9
Sunday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Come learn some choreography, and flail to the beat!
BerriTeam Victory! @ Anime Midwest 2017!
Medium Stage
Sunday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Do you love Morning Musume? AKB48? LADYBABY?? Then you'll LOVE BerriTeam Victory! Come see the Minnesota based idol group perform your favorite J-pop, K-pop, and anime pop songs!! Can't wait to see you there!
Yuuri!!! Off Ice
Panel Room 8
Sunday: 4:30pm - 5:50pm
How many ice skaters does it take to run a panel? Apparently all of them. Don't tell Yakov we're here.
LARP/Grimoire 101
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Ever wanted to slay the dragon fight for honor and save the local town from fire bearing goblins or just interested in beating on nerds with foam weapons come on over and enjoy our discussion on LARP learn the basics of LARP examples being character building, role playing, costume setup, where to find local groups and much more. Hope to see you there!!!
Undertale q&a + shenanigans
Panel Room 10
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Quick! Behind that conveniently shaped door! Join Frisk, Alphys, The Dreemurrs, Undyne, and possibly more as we play games and answer questions from you!
Voltron: Legendary Defenders of Anime Midwest
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Join the paladins in some out of this world fun.
Lolita Swap Meet
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Lolita fashion swap meet.
Miraculous Ladybug Fun!!
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Join us for a Q&A session, where your favorite Miraculous characters will answer any questions you may have for them! We will also act out any scene from the show or anything you would want to see in the show! So come and join us for a Miraculous time(and snacks)!!!!!!
The Dragon's Tea Panel
Panel Room 6
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
tea is the 2nd most consumed beverage next to water and has a history spanning thousands of years. But how much do we know of its rich history or it's incredible complexities? Join us as we explore in depth the magic and history of tea, and how to get more out of every cup.
Coming for the Aobooty : A DMMD 18+ Panel (18+)
Panel Room 7
Sunday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
What happens when the routes intertwine? We all know what happens when Aoba gets with one of the many boys after his heart, but what happens when Aoba can't decide? It's time to let loose, guys-- join us as we play games and break the game's normal order, one sexy step at a time.
Closing Ceremonies
Medium Stage
Sunday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
The system has finished updating, please restart your computer now. Closing Ceremonies is the last event of the convention. A few of the remaining staff and guests may say farewell, and we invite you to join us at the next convention.