Lec 1 – Panel Room

1:00PM – 2:00PM
Winter 2017 Preview Panel

With so much new anime released each season, fans often wonder what is worth watching. This panel has the answers. Find out what’s good, what’s bad, and what broke the presenter as he tries to give every anime a fair shot. Even if they don’t deserve it.

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Anime Pilgrimages – The 2.5 Dimension

Do you remember the school Yui studied at in K-ON!, the izakaya that Shizuka worked at in Shirobako, or the mountain that Kumiko and Reina climbed during the festival in Hibike! Euphonium? Do you have the urge to see those places with your own eyes? Join me and discover the border between 2D and 3D: the 2.5 Dimension!

3:00PM – 5:00PM
Aim for Top Idol!
~An iDOLM@STER Panel~

The iDOLM@STER franchise is one of the biggest idol franchises around but what makes it so popular? Find out here! Not sure where to start? Erica and Emi will explain it all! All producers, beginner or veteran, are welcome!

5:00PM – 6:00PM
Cosplay Contest (Game Show)

Like to dress up and get into character? Enter the Cosplay Contest! Be sure to sign up at the main table and show up at the allotted time.

7:00PM – 8:00PM
Homebrew Workshop: Anime Edition

Are you interested in tabletop RPGs and anime, but hard-pressed to find a way to combine these hobbies? Join me as I run through tips and tricks to adapting anime settings to a tabletop gaming ruleset, complete with examples! Focus is on D&D 5e, but the principles should hold for other systems.

8:00PM – 9:00PM
Let’s Make Anime

Want to know what it takes to make an anime? Join us from Gaudium as we go in depth on the production and business aspects of working with an anime studio. We will go through our process of making an anime video game trailer from concept to production with a studio that contributed to anime series such as Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Love Live Sunshine, and Chain Chronicle.

9:00PM – 10:00PM
Figuring Out Figures (18+)

A guided tour of the less-than-family-friendly side of the figure collecting hobby. Learn all about what kinds of ecchi figures are on the market–including where to buy, which makers to trust, and what to do to keep your mom from finding out and disowning you.

10:00PM – 11:00PM
Ero-Guro and the Pleasure of Taboo (18+)

A fan takes a look at Japanese ’erotic grotesque’ material both past and present in an attempt to understand just what makes the ‘wrong’ so right.

11:00PM – 12:00AM
Tad Talks! (18+)

Come spend an hour listening to Animania’s president talk about… whatever he wants.