Meet Ivy Doomkitty and listen to her story on how she was able to turn her hobby into a career. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls to avoid. Q and A to follow!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Welcome to the SALT mines, come watch your favorite anime/video game characters fight it out on multiple-epic Mugen-like arenas. Will Super Saiyan Goku have what it takes to bring down Megatron, leader of the Deceptacons? Will Naruto have the guts to face Master Chief in a 1vs1 death match!? Prizes for each round!Survive all rounds, make it to the top, and claim ultimate victory! (and PRIZES!)
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
It's Time to D-D-D-D-D-Duel! With the release of Duel Links, the Yugioh dueling app, Weaboo.PNG is here to rekindle the love for the Heart of the Cards and refamiliarize fans of all ages and experience from casuals and competitive duelist to collectors. Whether you're an OG fan or a 3rd Rate Duel Links duelist, scrub it up with our 4th Rate strategies to become the next King of Games!
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, General
Panelist: weaboo.png
Join Hiroshi Matsuyama to discuss the .hack series and Mr. Matsuyama's personal career.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, Guests
.Hack is back, and better than ever! We are discussing dot hack as a whole, from AI Buster to G.U. . We will be going over the world as a whole and fitting the pieces together even further, We hope that you'll come discuss with us one of our favorite series!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music, Gaming
2 Kawaii 4 Comfort is a show that captures the essence of every bad time you have had at anime con. It has been described as "Painful, but impossible to stop watching" "Brutally real" and "Shockingly emotional". Audiences around the world have laughed, cringed and cried because of this rollercoaster of "Feels". If this hasn't scared you off and sounds like a show you HAVE to see, join us for a screening, followed by some special exclusive footage and a cast/creator QnA.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Rhino Stew
We had some free time on our hands so we decided to draw some of our favorite anime scenes in MS PAINT! Think you can decipher our cryptic masterpieces for a chance at prize?
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Chubby. Husky. Thicc. Plus-size. Heavy. Fat. Call it what you will, but it can be a major factor in keeping you going out all cosplayed out. But it doesn't have to be! I'm here to help you with some tips, tricks, suggestions, and anecdotes that can help you bring cosplay to your level- for any shape or size.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Shannwich
Black Star is finally gone, so come hang out, ask some questions, and play some games with other meisters and weapons from Soul Eater.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: VixenCosplay
Answer the call of the Inquisition as you trek into the Wending Wood to uncover the source of troubled local merchants. Prevent the growing tension of the locals as you search for the truth. Blood Mages? Rogue Templars? Or something far more....unusual. Join the CommanderOfTheGrey for this one off adventure using the Adventure Game Engine (AGE) down in the game room.
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
A band of heroes must act as emissary's to negotiate peace with a long standing enemy nation of Hattar. But what has brought this on? Could this new urgent cry for peace be too good to be true? Or are their darker forces at work? Join the CommanderOfTheGrey for this one off adventure using the Adventure Game Engine (AGE) down in the game room and see if you can discover the truth and secure peace at last for two warring nations.
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Get ready to 'SHOW ME YOUR MOVES' in this adult twist to SMASH BROS: After Dark! Come join your favorite SMASH bros characters for a night of Fun, Sexy and enlightening Mini-games. Have what it takes to be the SMASH CHAMP!? Answer some trivia, Discuss about the Smash bros series and get 'TIED UP' with Bayonetta! Are you "REALLY FEELING IT' enough to take on A boss challenge or two? 'PREPARE YOURSELVES' for an evening of Games, Prizes and loads of SMASH fun! SMASH BROS STYLE!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
Medical cannabis is legal in Arizona. We'll talk about what that means exactly, how it the law works, and ways to utilize cannabis medicinally.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General, Guests
Where do you go when your favorite show had ended and the fanfiction's all read? Why abridged series of course! Join us as we discuss and watch some of the most under rated series on the net.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Garrick Backer from SyFy's "Cosplay Melee" and his wife, Jackie discuss all the different ways you can modify acrylic paints for your cosplay projects. Learn how to color match anything, about faux finishes like metal or leather, and how to make your own flexible fabric/foam paint. Jackie and Garrick run KnowOne's Designs together and are award-winning prop and costume makers who also have a background in the arts. Jackie has a B.A. in art education, while Garrick has managed a fine-arts supply store for several years before working full-time for himself.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Knowones designs
Join voice actor J. Michael Tatum to discuss adaptive script writing.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, General, Guests
Learn about different glues, epoxies, and other adhesives that work well with specific materials and also how to avoid ruining a project misusing them!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: LunarLyn
Gunpla model building for the adults in all of us, presented using adult language. Not kid friendly, But VERY adult friendly. This is a entertaining panel on the how to improve your gunpla skills while not putting you to sleep. You'll laugh you'll cry, you'll want to shower afterwards. And you will make life long friends with people you meet at this panel!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Hobby Expo, Guests
Sit down and ask the Crew from the Land of Ooo some questions, play interactive games, win prizes, and more. Adventure Time? More like Fun Time!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Lazzthegoner
Reminiscing about all of the fun, crazy, and interesting times from over two decades of dubbing. With Les and Mary Claypool.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Join us as we explore a popular anime addition to the 'Aikatsu!' franchise, We'll tell you everything you need to know!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Come on in as we go more into depth into the world of 'Aikatsu Stars!', a popular anime being aired in Japan! We'll talk about everything from characters to major plot points and more! Come join us!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Join International star, Akira, for a live concert. Autographs will be after the concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: AKIRA .
All Alices and their Pirates are invited to this Dream Marine-themed lolita tea party. We'll do Arrrrrrts and crafts including a collage to create the best ocean-themed coordinate, and we'll provide enough booty to make a pearl bracelet. Shiver your timbers at the bounty of our raffle; all mateys receive one ticket just for coming, and you can Shell out for more! And we'll have all hands on deck for the coordinate contest, where we will Sea who can put together the best ocean-themed coordinates! A chest of treasure will go to the winners - so don't miss out on this voyage!
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cafe, Guests
Guests: AKIRA .
Join a good chunk of the students from UA high and learn what it takes to be the top hero(es)! Students and Teachers alike will join in to give you all the tips and tricks you need, all of the secrets and shenanigans too. You DO have what it takes to be an all time hero, and UA is going to make sure you all realize your potential!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Ever wonder how AMVs are made and want to learn more about them? Them come join us at AMV 101 where we learn the basics of creating Anime Music Video and more!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Do you like music with your coffee or better yet Anime? Wanna see all the awesome display of art, effects, and hard work from very talented AMV editors from all over the world. Then your in luck, come watch the AMV Contest hosted by Project TwinAMV. Everything from action to drama with some comedy and more. We guaranteed you'll cheer, laugh, cry and get all the feelings from these fine passionate AMV editors.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: juan
Free!, Yowamushi Pedal, Haikyuu!!, Yuri on Ice!!!, Kuroko no Basket ... come cheer on your favorite sports anime characters as they compete against each other in the foremost anime sports competition.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Trollki
Here in the West, most people did not bat an eye to Madoka Kaname's mom being the sole income for her home, whilst living in a fairly big house and Madoka attending what seems to be a private school. She must be some big whig, we think. Well in Japan, this was a radical decision, seeing as less than 10% of manager positions and others of the like are held by women. In this panel, we will talk about what the Japanese feminist movement looks like, what their platform is, and how that manifests itself in society. From there we will talk about how anime plays into this, which popular series bring light to the issues, and which exhastubate the issue.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture
Panelist: Takoyaki Talks
Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime, manga and anime RPGs. This is a meet-up/discussion group panel that will discuss the feelings fans will experience when watching anime, reading manga and playing through anime related games. Attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in this interactive panel that will, in turn, create new relationships and bonds between fans that have common anime interests.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: AnimeAnonymous
Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime/hentai, manga/doujin, RPGs/VNs and more! This is a meet-up/discussion group panel that will discuss the feelings fans will experience when watching anime/hentai, reading manga/doujins and playing through anime related games/VNs. Attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in this interactive panel that will, in turn, create new relationships and bonds between fans that have common anime interests.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: AnimeAnonymous
Are you ronery? If so, join fellow Con-goers who follow their hearts to this panel where we pair one lucky bachelor(ette) with one of three luck contestants. Anything goes in this dating panel made for fun and comedy. Please be aware, this panel can be graphic, and sometimes (hopefully) a bit risque- So no Minors. Sorry.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Yuhki
Come join us for an evening of improvisational games like ?Clue Boom?. Sing along to and guess your favorite anime opening and ending themes in "Name That Anime Tune"! Put your anime trivia skills to the test in "Timeline" and "Who Dat?" Come and join in the FUN!!!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Do you know all there is to know about anime? Then come on down to Anime Jeopardy!, where we will test your knowledge of anime old and new, shounen and shoujo, and more! There will be prizes awarded the winning contestant from each round!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
This is about Resin anime figure building topics. Anime figures are all the rage, but for those that are interested in making custom painted figures, It remains a mystery as to how to get started. We will introduce you to the world of resin anime figure building and will demystify the steps to choosing and building a resin kit. We will discuss everything from unpacking, cleaning, priming, painting, and masking to complete your own custom build resin anime figure. All the questions you were afraid to ask and more will be answered.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Hobby Expo, Guests
Think you know your way around Saboten Con? Come join Weaboo.PNG?s very own scavenger hunt! We?ll be taking some of the most iconic merch and cosplays then see how fast you can find them! Don?t want to run around? Sit down and play some Anime Bingo with us. All games include prizes and fun!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, General
Panelist: weaboo.png
Have a character, anime, or trope that makes your blood boil? Need to let off some steam? Weaboo.PNG has the perfect thing for you! Come and join us for an hour of trash talk.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, General
Panelist: weaboo.png
Analysis of modern and classic anime-to-video game adaptations, ranging from the excellence of One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, to the unapologetically awful J-Stars Victory Versus and Dragon Ball Z Sagas, and even worse. RisingJericho runs down what these games need to be locked in your console for months, rather than gathering dust in the clearance bin of your local gas station.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming
Panelist: RisingJericho
There are things in this world that to your friends and to family are unforgivable. Like having never touched a Zelda or Final Fantasy game before. Not being a fan of an anime that the world over seems to adore. But it's okay-here at the confessional we won?t judge you... too much anyway. Join True Damage and some friends as they invite you to hear some their confessions as well as inviting you to share your own. Be absolved of your fandom sins!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Do you have the anime knowledge to find clues that will lead you to the prize? Come join Cosplay in the Desert for a fun and unique anime themed scavenger hunt.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Join Yoshiko and her idol friends for a day of fun dances, games, and lots of adorable idols! We invite you to travel the stars and travel with us, TO THE FUTURE!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
Come join the chocobros for yet another hour of their crazy antics! Why does Gladio despise shirts? Why does Prompto obsess over chocobos? Is Ignis truly drinking ebony? Come join us and find out some of the crazy and questionable things they do on a daily basis!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
How you wonder what your favorite heroes do in the summer? Will Aizawa sensei ever sleep in peace? And just how many heroes does Deku know? Well come join us as we answer these questions and more!!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: Tsunderecosplay
Alex Pescador and Shea Robinson host a panel discussion with vendors from the local creator scene. Hear about the cost, both personal and financial to be a vendor. Learn strategies on how to brand and market your company and hear first hand war stories. From bad customers to low sales, nothing is off the table.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
You all know the trope! They're the characters who make us cry, they're the ones who never have it easy, and they're the ones who deserved better! Come talk about your favorite white haired anime characters and ask them the questions you all want the answers to! Bring your own tissues.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Nezumean
Alex Pescador and Shea Robinson host a panel discussion with vendors from the local creator scene. Hear about the cost, both personal and financial to be a vendor. Learn strategies on how to brand and market your company and hear first hand war stories. From bad customers to low sales, nothing is off the table.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
Remember that one BNHA panel that got interrupted by the fire alarm at Phoenix Comic Fest? HEY, THAT'S THIS ONE!! Come join Class 1-A for Q and A and lots of laughs!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
Oh no! The students of V3 are taking over our ask panel! Join Monokuma and this new cast of Ultimates for an ask panel that will be des-bear-iffic! You know what a new cast means! New scenarios, new answers, new characters, new opinions, but most importantly, the same black and white bear that haunts your dreams.
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Years have passed since the Omnic Crisis and the disbandment of Overwatch, but once again tensions are rising across the globe. Winston, in an attempt to reestablish the once world renowned peacekeeping organization, has assembled some of Overwatch?s finest heroes to participate in a Q&A to ensure that you, his new recruits, know exactly what they?re getting into when joining his team. So come and find out what it was really like being part of Overwatch during its glory days, and what the former members are up to now!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: Cheshsmiles
Come spend an hour in Eos with Prince Noctis and his Chocobros as they answer your questions about their travels, their world, and their extensive line of hair care products!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Nezumean
Have you ever wanted to ask any questions to the maids of the kobayashi Manor? Or maybe have some question for miss kobayashi herself? Come to the dragon maid panel, where your wish is our command!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Come forth to partake in an indulgent hour of Assassin?s Creed crack humor and confessions! Desmond, unfortunately, will not be serving drinks.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
A cosplay host club with the theme centered around non-alcoholic drinks.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: B.I.T.E. Club
We're going to be taking a deeper look at character creation by looking past the stats on paper. We'll be starting off with a basic character template but show how that can turn into living person by developing their backstory. We'll be discussing how a backstory can make roleplaying a character easier.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Please join in for a meet and greet, especially for ball jointed doll collectors! Have that special doll you want to show off and take photos with? This is the place! Hosted by Desert Dolls.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture
Panelist: Draconian
OMG the strings just broke!!! It will be OK. Join us and learn the basics of stringing a BJD. All dolls and companies are slightly different, but the basics are the same. Learn to take apart and restring your doll. This skill is important in the maintenance and care or your doll. Take the mystery and fear out of seeing your doll in pieces. Host will string doll as part of panel. Note swearing under their breathe may happen during the demo and should be ignored.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: susan2453
Have some doll items that you would like to trade or sell? Come join other ball-jointed doll owners to trade or sell unwanted BJD wigs, clothes, accessories, etc!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
So you want to know more about those dolls you see around anime cons. Get up close and personal with dolls and their owners. A brief description of doll sizes, types, and companies will be given. Find out how others were sucked into the BJD world and why we choose to stay. All questions are welcome and current owners are encouraged to attend and share their stories. Host will bring several sizes of dolls and allow attendees to hold and interact with them.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General
Panelist: susan2453
This panel is going to go in depth on the Mobile game BanG Dream! Girls band party. We?ll discuss the different bands, who best girl is and maybe jam out to some great songs.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Gaming
Join Royal Goldfish (Formerly Poison Sugar) in learning the difference between satin, cotton, twill, chiffon and more. What is the best fabric to use for what cosplay? Where should you spend money and where can you be a cheapskate? Not only will you learn all about fabrics but she will also show you some amazing fabric manipulation techniques that won her a prize in the Masters Category at Costume Con this year and how you can master them.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: poisonsugar
Want to tackle that ball gown cosplay? Want to try your hand at making a corset for the first time? Join Royal Goldfish (formerly Poison Sugar) in learning the basics of corset making, petticoats and hoop skirts. You'll learn fabric choices, boning, busks, and the best place to order supplies. You also learn how to layer all this stuff to achieve the best shape, tips and tricks and best of all- there is a giveaway for free corset patterns if you hang around until the end!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: poisonsugar
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Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Have you heard of Backroom Casting Couch or just want a really good laugh? Come join us as we will be showcasing anime being re-dubbed with the most hilarious casting director in porn, ?Rick?. He will be talking to various anime girls, who knows, maybe he?ll be seducing one of your waifus.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Tired of your makeup rubbing off or looking streaky? Want to know the best paint for your skin? Come join us to learn everything you need to know about body paint for all your cosplay needs!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Snaileggs
Meet your favorite heroes from the awesome series Boku no Hero Academia! Come join us for laughs, a Q & A, and a chance to win cool prices like charms and wall scrolls!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Daniaalq
Learn how to perform traditional Japanese festival dances with the Japanese drumming club from Arizona State University, Sun Devil Taiko! We will teach two festival dances, and then we will dance in the hallways and invite others to join us as we progress through the con.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Sun Devil Taiko
Join Brina Palencia and ask her all the questions you have about voice acting and the industry.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Army!!! Let's celebrate the awesomeness that is BTS and its maknae Jungkook on his birthday! Join us for party games like charades, musical chairs, name that tune, choreography dance off and more! C'mon...there'll be prizes.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
The Wings era may have come to an end but it will forever live on in our hearts. Get out your A.R.M.Y. merch and come watch one of the most iconic and impressive kings of K-Pop deliver an unforgettable concert experience.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Please join Candye Syrup, with special guest Senanan, for a live concert. Autographs will be after the concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 08/31/2018 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Like maids? Like a good game of Cards Against Humanity? Well say no more! Come hangout with our lovely Maids as we take you through a game of Cards Against Humanity!
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: Con Mom & Dad
Cat girls! yes you heard right a whole panel dedicated to cute and lewd Cat Girls! From the history of cat girls to games and films with cat girls. Bring your cat ears and get ready for a good time
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Snaileggs
Remember the good ol? days when ?To Catch A Predator? was on fake news TV? Well the mastermind behind it all, Chris Hansen has set up a trap for all you ecchi perverts! Enjoy a clip show of moment where your favorite anime perverts get busted trying to hit on moe girls.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Meet indie game developer, Chris Tang, and ask him all your questions about gaming.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Guests: Chris Tang
An overview of the terminology and process of writing a comic book script for production.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
One of the greatest things about the internet is the power to build communities, especially for content creators. We?ll discuss how to create, grow, and engage your online community in a positive way through streaming and social media.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: BroadcastPHX
Come join Yumeko Jabami, her friends, and the student council for an offical match! Join the characters of Kakegurui for an hour full of fun, games and of course, gambling! Curious about techniques? We'll have a Q&A to answer any questions you may have!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Kakegurui AZ
Welcome to the con kindness panel where we will be discussing many things involving kindness and respect at cons, including how to deal with many issues that may pop up, such as bullying and harassment. We will be discussing the importance of kindness so come on down to our panel to help learn and spread kindness!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Bring your cringe, bring your weabo past...Heck bring your Wifu as we tell the best con times and your worst of con times. And remember what happens at con stays at con.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Adult
Panelist: Choco Cosplay
So you're interested in going to some cons out of state? Maybe you've been to a few, but feel like you could level up your planning and travel? We'll give you all the tips and tricks you need to know about traveling for to those huge distant cons, including packing, comparing airlines, and plenty of recommendations!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: devilcreated
Please sign up for the Panel talk on Friday where we will begin to construct the hard based skull cap that we will be cutting, shaping and designing in the two day work shop on Saturday and Sunday. Theatrical wig design is about creating fantasy headwear for your BJD dolls. This is a full two day workshop. *This is a specialty class that I am offering for the first time. PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE SPACES ARE LIMITED Supplies you will need to bring: Scissors for cutting the card board texture skull cap, 1 large clear glue bottle, 1 Large rubber band. $10 per person for the two-day workshop. Limit is 10 people for workshop.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy, General, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Please sign up for the Panel talk on Friday where we will begin to construct the hard based skull cap that we will be cutting, shaping and designing in the two day work shop on Saturday and Sunday. Theatrical wig design is about creating fantasy headwear for your BJD dolls. This is a full two day workshop. *This is a specialty class that I am offering for the first time. PLEASE SIGN UP IN ADVANCE SPACES ARE LIMITED Supplies you will need to bring: Scissors for cutting the card board texture skull cap, 1 large clear glue bottle, 1 Large rubber band. $10 per person for the two-day workshop. Limit is 10 people for workshop.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy, General, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Conventions are a blast, but it can be a rough time if you're someone with an anxiety disorder. Join us for a reprieve from the busy convention halls where we'll share experiences, lend an listening ear, and maybe play a game or two. Feel free to be a participant or just a lurker - we get it, we've been there too.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: shadowmoonwolf
Learn to squash the con crunch, overcome the over spending, and how to get done what you want done! In this panel get ready to focus up and learn how to put that dust covered planner to use!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: HellaCasual
So you caught the cosplay "bug". You've made a costume or two but you're feeling the pressure of bigger, better costumes and you're not sure WHAT to do. No worries, we've got your back! Come talk to us about tools, advanced materials, techniques, quick solutions to complicated costumes and all manner of cosplay related crafting topics. You have question, we're ready to answer it!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
If you are a cosplayer, photographer, or interested in either, this panel is for you. This panel will discuss the proper etiquette, do's and dont's for cosplayers and photographers, how to schedule a photoshoot, pricing, and a live demo. Hear from both sides: the good, the bad, and the funny.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Human sized chess with cosplayers! Come in your cosplay and be the pieces of the chess board, or come watch the cosplayers battle on the chess board. Either way it's a fun time. Hosted by Muffin
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
Looking for love? Well look no longer! Come join us for our Cosplay18+ Dating Game! With audience participation our lovely host are waiting to help you find your one true love!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Con Mom & Dad
We all know cosplay positivity is a great thing--cosplay is a giant messy family of people screaming for glue guns and safety pins, and it should be fun! But have you ever considered how someone's not-screen-perfect or AU cosplay might teach you things you never knew about a worldview you never considered? Come discuss how different kinds of diverse cosplay enrich fandom and con spaces and allow us to look at our heroes (and villains) in a different light!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: Oy Vay Cosplay
It's time for the second annual Cosplay Dag Race! Based off of the popular tv show Rupaul's Drag Race, this competition will have you strut your stuff, design your own looks, prove you can charm everyone with acting challenges, and more! Do you have what it takes to be Saboten's Next Cosplay Superstar?
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: (Not Clickbait)
Garrick of KnowOne's Designs and SyFy's "Cosplay Melee" leads this workshop for anyone looking to light up their cosplay or props. You don't need experience with a soldering iron, or to know how many volts an AA battery has, or even that LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Garrick will teach you how to modify existing LED products and assemble simple LED circuits to take your cosplay to the next level.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Knowones designs
Ready to learn some makeup basics? We're gonna give you a great foundation to build your makeup skill set, some tips and tricks, interesting comparisons, and finding the makeup style that is right for you. There are no rules in makeup, only preferences, so lets have fun!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: devilcreated
Cosplay for the starving student! We share the tips and tricks we've collected over years of cosplaying on shoestring budgets. We know all the shortcuts to making a costume look great on the cheap! Come with questions, come with note-taking equipment and come with an eagerness to learn!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: Team MOS
Anyone that has frequented the convention environment has seen these photographers at work . And let me tell you it was no easy task to get them put down the cameras and take take a seat in this panel. Our panel of equally seasoned and skilled cosplay photographers are ready to answer your questions.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Join Phil Mizuno to share your stories and learn about what makes cosplay so special for all of us.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Phil Mizuno
Ask cosplay guest, Phil Mizuno, any of your cosplay questions.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Phil Mizuno
In my years of going to cons, I realized that many people suffer from some sort of and at different levels of mental health! Join us for an open discussion about mental health and how cosplay and even just cons in general have helped us all keep pushing on in life! You don't have to share if you don't want to but you're still welcome to come!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Do you want to start cosplaying, but have no idea where to begin? Are you new to cosplaying and wondering how to move forward? This is just the panel for you! Come learn helpful tips for beginners, or share some tips of your own to help others.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
A cosplay guide like no other, we'll be focusing on how to make a cosplay fast, cheap, but still absolutely camera ready. Help us choose a character and we'll take the audience step by step, breaking down the cosplay into pieces, creating a fake schedule, and keeping us under budget. We'll also share tips and tricks for painting, prop creation, and basic time management skills.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Aicosu
Panel discussion focusing on body image and confidence in oneself, self worth, ways to work on confidence and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Other topics covered will be cosplaying regardless of age, gender, body type/size, disability, etc and having respect for one another. Short Q and A if time permits
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are considered the ultimate anime lesbian couple, with the new anime Sailor Moon Crystal and the ViZ Dub portraying them as such. But once upon a time, they were Amara and Michelle, who were... very close... cousins. In this panel, Prince Raven discusses how even at 13, he and his friends weren't stupid, and how LGBTQ+ representation has evolved in anime as a whole, using Uranus and Neptune as an example of these changes.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Cloud's Buster Sword, Wolfwood's Punisher Cross, Zanbato's MASSIVE blade, Diane's Gideon Hammer, Seras's Harkonen and the Magic Knight's Escudo blades all have something in common: THEY DEFY LOGIC. These enormous weapons bring drama to anime and leave cosplayers gaping. Join us as we advise you on recreating anime weapons on time/budget with lightweight and sturdy materials.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Our goal is to give tips and tricks to panelists on how to use everyday household objects, look at the size and shape and color, and transform them into something else entirely with a little ingenuity! Cosplay does not have to be expensive, ours isnt, and we would like to show others how to pull that off! We will discuss and bring examples of some of our most notable cosplay props which we made from scratch for under $50.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Studies show that creativity is closely linked with depression. But that doesn't mean you can't be productive and successful! Hear first hand accounts of working with depression and how not to succumb to the darkness.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Author Dana Skvarek II & Mangaka/YA Author Jolene Skvarek of Vivifica Studios are here to give you a quick and dirty way to finally get your book printed. From the story in your head to a physical book/Manga or even an e-book can be an author?s/Mangaka's dream. Lets face it there's nothing like the smell of printed books. And its even better if it is your own novel/Manga! Let Dana & Jolene show you how they take their own novels from scribbled notes to a finished product, as they share tips and tricks of the industry. In this first installment of the Creator School Dana and Jolene will be showing you how you can take all of your ideas and turn them into something that is worth creating. Whether it?s your next Novel or maybe a Manga you have been creating in your head for years. Lets get these ideas closer to a finished product!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Author Dana Skvarek II & Mangaka/YA Author Jolene Skvarek of Vivifica Studios are here to give you a quick and dirty way to finally get your book printed. From the story in your head to a physical book/Manga or even an e-book can be an author's/Mangaka's dream. Lets face it there's nothing like the smell of printed books. And its even better if it is your own novel/Manga. Let Dana & Jolene show you how they take their own novels from scribbled notes to a finished product. They will share tips and tricks of the industry. In this first installment of the Creator School Dana and Jolene discussed with you on how to get your ideas into a viable outline. Now lets create captivating characters to give your story a life of its own.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Author Dana Skvarek II & Mangaka/YA Author Jolene Skvarek of Vivifica Studios are here to give you a quick and dirty way to finally get your book printed. From the story in your head to a physical book/Manga or even an e-book can be an author's/Mangaka's dream. Lets face it there's nothing like the smell of printed books. And its even better if it is your own novel/Manga. Let Dana & Jolene show you how they take their own novels from scribbled notes to a finished product. They will share tips and tricks of the industry. In this first and second installment of the Creator School Dana and Jolene discussed with you on how to get your ideas into a viable outline and creating those captivating characters. Now lets put the real work into your novel/Manga, as they will show you tips and tricks to managing your time and keeping staying motivated.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Author Dana Skvarek II & Mangaka/YA Author Jolene Skvarek of Vivifica Studios are here to give you a quick and dirty way to finally get your book printed. From the story in your head to a physical book/Manga or even an e-book can be an author's/Mangaka's dream. Lets face it there's nothing like the smell of printed books. And its even better if it is your own novel/Manga. Let Dana & Jolene show you how they take their own novels from scribbled notes to a finished product. They will share tips and tricks of the industry. In this first and second installment of the Creator School Dana and Jolene discussed with you how to get your ideas into a viable outline and creating those captivating characters. Now that you?ve put your hard work into the story, it's time to fulfill that dream! That's right it?s time for printing/publishing your story/Manga! And what better way to celebrate than to reward yourself with your favorite Pocky!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
It's about to get spooky, scary up in here. Welcome to Creepypasta Galore where we venture into a world filled with creepy, scary, and disturbing things. Join us as we play creepypasta games, tell stories in the dark and fight the urge to not turn the lights back on. Tell Jeff you ain't going to bed tonight because we got some games to play.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Ever have an embarrassing story you couldn't tell to the general public? Have a creepy ex who wouldn't stop telling their friends you're his sister? Wanna see some weird videos that generally make us uncomfortable? Then you've come to the right place! Come join Weaboo.PNG as we bond over some of the strangest things on the internet, and hopefully hear from you guys too! The best and cringy-est story wins a pinata filled with candy and goodies.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, General
Panelist: weaboo.png
From starting a light music club to driving tanks, come learn the various things groups of cute anime girls are doing in the CGDCT Genre of anime.
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: bengals59
Join the one and only D-Piddy and ask all your questions!
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General, Guests
Guests: D Piddy
Come join the Voltron paladins for some minigames and memes! Shiro will provide his tablet for pictionary, and Hunk, Pidge, Keith, and Allura are excited to lead a game of charades. Lance will dab for you! All ships are welcome.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Cosplay Dorks
Do you think your the best at 4-player competitive couch video games? Do you topple foes in Gang Beasts? Are you the master marksman of Towerfall? Do you Ride The Air like no other Kirby? Are you a Master of Tetriminos? Can you pop Puyos like no one else? Perhaps you?re the fast sword and gun of the west. Whatever the case may be! Our Champion awaits a Challenge! Hosted by True Damage Productions
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
When you're stuck in a killing game as a "gifted juvenile" how does one even manage to stay sane? Why they host a panel of course! Come join the students in their class for a few "RELAXING" games, and ask them questions of what school life is really like for them! See you there!
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Alli.Can.Cos
"That?s wrong!? Or is it? Come enter the panel where the audience brings up the debate topic and then participants are chosen to come battle their side out, just like the Scrum Debate in the game! If you?re lucky, hope will be on your side and guide you to victory! If you?re not...a punishment awaits. Do you feel the despair yet?
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
We are Desert Muse! Umi Sonoda and her group, invites you to come spend some time with us as we spend it under the stars. Please stay after the performance for photos if you would like, We can't wait to see you! ?
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Desert Muse
I am your host Chouji akimichi, on today's episode I will be taking you to all the favorite eating spots in a variety of different animes. We will be exploring restaurants, food stands, and all the favorite places eating places that your favorite anime characters love to eat and we might be joined by some special guest hosts.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Chouji4485
Join us for a pose-filled pajama party with the Joestar line, hosted by DIO! We'll be taking questions, playing games, and sharing juicy secrets.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
With all the anime out there, you're guaranteed to find disappointing series that really don't hit the mark. Perhaps the anime was adapting your favorite manga, and did everything wrong. Come discuss some terrible, disappointing anime, and maybe even discuss how they could have turned out!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Are you a DM looking for a some inspiration for that campaign you've been working on? Are you a player that is looking for a different take on a character concept? The CommanderOfTheGrey is here to help you! Come in and gain a bit of bardic inspiration as I and your fellow role players help get past those creative roadblocks.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Have you ever wondered what your favorite DJs are doing up there? Well they are not just pressing play.(lol) Well we're here to let you know what exactly they are doing. Come by as we inform you about the latest technology and the latest trends in DJing
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: DJ 101
Come and see why Dollfie Dream dolls with their anime style looks are so cute and amazing. You might have seen people walking around conventions with these dolls in their arms or on their shoulders. There are many kinds of Dollfie Dream dolls and many dolls released off of popular anime characters. Dollfie Dream dolls are great to customize and dress up. Just like cosplay but with a 1/3 scale doll. Feel free to ask questions, take pictures, touch or hold, and bring your own dolls. We encourage it
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: AnimatorAR
Entry Fee: $5
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Want to learn a new card game featuring our favorite lovable Dragon Ball characters? Come try out our decks and check out one of the hottest new TCGs in the U.S.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Who says DRAMAtical Murder is dead?! Well, we?re here to show you that it definitely is not! Come join Noiz, Aoba, Koujaku, Mink, Clear, and the rest of the DMMD crew for some crazy stories, questions, answers, truths, dares....you name it, we?ll do it!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
Drawing anime and manga can be really difficult. Luckily, Armand Villavert is here to show you how it's done! Let him share his experiences from his 50+ year career with all of you!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Let Grant Newbold teach you to use character design to communicate who your character is and how to design a character specifically for comics.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Ever wanted to do a voice-over dub of an anime? Well now's your chance! At this panel, you've got the power to add any lines you want to your favorite anime!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: (Not Clickbait)
Can't find the right color fabric, trim, wig, or even various plastic materials? Join us and learn some basics on dyeing! We'll have examples of the different types of dyes available in craft stores and will be discussing the easiest way to use them so you can achieve the look you want for your future cosplay!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Lunar Lyn
Stiff to dynamic! Let Kayla show you how to create eye-catching characters through colors, clothes, personality, powers etc.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
It's the little details can really make a costume stand apart! Come learn some easy techniques for embellishing your favorite pieces, including custom bias tape, ruffles, beading, rhinestones, and more!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Lunar Lyn
Everyone who comes across link loves him (minus the villains). He has a million fans and fangirls around the world. Do you share this common love and appreciation for link? Then come see Link and more of the "interesting" characters he meets on the way in the game Breath of the Wild. Wanna ask Link who best girl is? Figure out how Mipha knew Link's armor measurements? Give Zelda tips on not being captured by Calamity Ganon? Or just talk about how Link's life is a giant meme? Come and see just where this adventure leads you and love link a little more than you did before!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: Smol_giggle
There is no right or wrong way to enter the art world. Join us for an in-depth discussion about our unique journeys as independent artists.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
It's the last day of the con, bring your kiddo to our family fun hour where they can paint their own awesome winding, wooden snake friend! They can base if off their favorite snake Pokemon, favorite kind of snake or create their own fun snake style! We have a limit of 10 snake friends so first come first serve- this is a free make and take. Children must be accompanied by an adult and they cannot be left unsupervised. Note: Yes, if 10 kids don't show up adults can paint snakes too.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: poisonsugar
Do you think you're a part of the ultimate fandom? Do you think your favorite characters are unstoppable? What if we put you in a battle against YOUR OWN fandom? Battle against your fellow contestants in a duel to defend your favorite character within your own fandom!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: bunnie-sama
Come and join us for an informative panel on the ins and outs of Fanfiction writing for those stuck. Be it stuck with advancing your plot, writing better dialogue, learning to stick to deadlines, keeping characters IN character, or even simple marketing troubles like getting your fanfic circulating in your fandom. Bring in your troubles and questions and we'll help you work them out. Or, tell us your fic see we can look it up and help you live!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Aicosu
UMU, Prospecting Master! The servants of Fate cordially invite you to attend a Q&A event where you can ask history's heroes any questions you have! Witness historic (I think the modern civilization calls them 'roasts') battles and the tales these heroes these heroes have to share. So join us, promising Masters! And don't spend all your Saint Quartz all at once!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: valentinecosplay
In recent years, the Fate franchises have exploded into everyone's view. From visual novels, games, shows, books and much more, we'll give you a complete in depth look at everything from Fate/Stay Night to and all other works.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: Project Nailbat
In 1966, Gene Roddenberry invited fans to boldly go where fans had not--publicly, anyway!--gone before. This panel is a self-guided museum tour through the days of fandom yesteryear, comparing then with now. Take a look at how fandom has changed, how it's remained the same, and how it might continue to evolve! [This panel has no specific start time. Come in whenever you please! A 15-minute minimum is recommended.]
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Ninalyn
I will help you with the basics in having a figure collection. Cleaning, cases, lights, and the know how to order them and spot bootlegs to keep yourself safe. Q&A for those that have specific questions and a show and tell of my collection for a look at a large number of them.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Hobby Expo
Panelist: FatedHero
Final Fantasy may be 30 years old, but it is still a series with tons of fan hype! From the main line series, to the spinoffs, to even Kingdom Hearts, there's something everybody can enjoy. Join the cast of the new Dissidia NT as we discuss our favorites in the series and what makes it so important to us, and to you! We want everyone to join the discussion, because we're ultimately all fans. We'll be waiting for you, Kupo!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Soraberries
I want people to come express there fandom of Final Fantasy. So they can talk about what they like and don't like and not be judged. We will go into all kinds of Final Fantasy topics, like what was your first Final Fantasy, your favorite one, your least favorite, favorite character, etc. I want people to express there fandom of Final Fantasy.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Gaming, General
Panelist: Chouji4485
have you ever had a hard time finding the protagonist in anime? With all of the crazy hair styles and the plain look characters it can be hard. but guess what..... we're here to help~
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Just starting out in cosplay or looking for a kind of cheap way to build armor, weapons, or other props out of but not sure how to work with EVA foam? Or maybe just even curious about what it is? Well, we've got some people to answer your questions and help you out on learning about this cool stuff!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
You can make EVA Foam look like nearly any other material; metal, wood, leather, or plastic, just to name a few. Come learn some tricks and techniques of weathering and paint from Kevin G. O'Connor to take your costumes and props to the next level.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Have you ever wanted to create amazing costumes out of EVA and Craft foam but didn't know where to start? Panelist Kevin G. O'Connor explains what types of tools and materials are the best, where to get them, and how to make your own foam props and costumes.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
$5 entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Join the Paladins of Voltron in this "after hours" panel - discuss your favorite ships, scenes, and learn what's hidden behind the helmet. This panel is "ship and let ship." No fandom wank!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult
Have you ever looked at your favorite characters and thought "I'd love to cosplay them, but I have no sewing machine and no money"? Don't know the difference between a figurine and a flat stitch? Just want to cosplay without spending $300 you don't have? This is the panel for you! Come learn how to thrift shop for cosplay, use existing pieces, and put together a streetwear cosplay look--with only Google, a glue gun, and your own ingenuity.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Oy Vay Cosplay
The team is dropped off on an unknown, uncharted planet as an advanced scouting unit. Their goal is to explore and find anything of interest and evaluate the planet for their employers. The plane itself is covered in lush forests and beautiful oceans of clear blue water. There are mountains topped with pure untouched snow and rolling plains dotted with small hills. Despite the idyllic beauty of the planet the team soon discovers that danger lurks behind every tree, and over every hill. The team also discovers a derelict ship half buried in the forest. With weeks or months before rescue comes for them they're only hope of getting off of the planet before it kills them is to get the ship operational.
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 09:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Tags: Gaming
The team is employed by a freighter captain to provide extra security while they transport questionable goods. During the extended journey through uncharted space the ship is pulled out of warp by an unrecognized distress beacon. The ship's sensors detect a ship in local space that is broadcasting on all available channels asking for aid, however there does not appear to be any life signs onboard and the ship appears to be on emergency power. The team is sent over aboard a small shuttle to investigate. After docking, the ship goes into emergency lock down. The only way to lift the lock down is to turn on the main power and make it to the bridge. Unfortunately the team does not know what will happen when they activate the ship, or what waits within. *Does not require participation in part 1 to play
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Tags: Gaming
The team wakes up from cryosleep onboard an unknown ship with no memory of how they got there. They have to work together to get the derelict working and plot a course back to recognizable space. They soon discover that it is much easier said than done. With limited resources and life support unreliable at best they have to repair critical systems and figure out where they are before they can go anywhere. To make matters worse, they might not be alone on the ship after all.
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Tags: Gaming
Join the Iwatobi and Samazuka swim club!! and ask them any dying questions you have, dares a perfectly fine too!!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Tooruables
Hey, New Kid! Who has the better franchise? It's a question that sparked a civil war and now it's time to pick a side! Participate in a Q&A, Saddest Backstory Contest, and a Mock Battle (don't forget to point out Micro-Aggressions!) in order to win some sweet prizes. Come join us as we finally decide which superhero franchise will be the ones protecting our city!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: KawaiiCactus
Are you too embarrassed to admit that you write fanfiction? Have you ever been mocked for it? Come join HP fanfic writer Topaz Ruby Queen and local author Sara Fujimura (TANABATA WISH) as they bust the Top 5 fanfic misconceptions and show you how to use your fanfic love to strengthen your writing skills and maybe even profit from it.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: SaraFujimura
This is a discussion about different techniques and tactics that different GMs (Gamemasters) use to engage their players. We'll be talking about different situations that have come in past gaming sessions and how different GMs have dealt with them.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
What is the process in creating props for Theater, TV, and Movies? It all starts with a script. Angela O'Connor discusses what key elements to look for when your prop inspiration is the printed word.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Follow the career of legendary Artist, Character Designer, Key and Chief Animator, Masami Suda. He has worked on such projects as Speed Racer, Gatchaman, Fist of the North Star and many, many more!
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, General, Guests
Guests: Masami Suda
Join international cosplayer, Leon Chiro, and find out how to make cosplay your profession.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Leon Chiro
OMG how cute are those giant walking plushies. Oh wait, theres a person in there!? This panel will be a crash course in how to approach a fursuiter and how to interact with them. We will cover the do's and don'ts, how to spot a handler, how to BE a good handler, and some common furry misconceptions.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General
Join the Paladins of Voltron as they kick back and engage the audience with fun games, but they'll kinda let loose this time. The audience will be entertained with challenges, imrovs, and a short dating show into the mix! Remember, you must be 18 or older to take part in these activities!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Eager to try out that new phone game you've seen all your friends talk about in your social media's news feed?! Or maybe you're already playing it, salivating for the next event in hopes of your favorite character to be released to fully rounded out your Waifu/Husbando harem lineup. Well whether you're a newbie or a veteran to the latest mobile gaming craze, join in on the conversation of the "Gatcha" style game crazy! All the do's, don'ts and tips to avoid getting shaken down by the latest banner and avoid having to take out (yet another) loan to pull that Ultra Super Rare.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Join the Yuri on Ice skaters for an hour of skits, in-character Q&A, and party games!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Loving the con, but need to crank out a few words on that WIP? Searching for sketch material? Got some cosplay oopses to fix? Staring down your AMV tweaks? Come share some space with your fellow creative congoers, get some inspiration, and cheer each other on--or just throw in your headphones and get in the zone! (BYO sketchpads, scratch pads, and other materials.)
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Oy Vay Cosplay
Overwatch's Genji discovered the band Ninja Sex Party? Oh boy! Come join us as Genji and a few of his friends lip-sync to the sensual vocals of Danny Sexbang and act out the stoic mannerisms of Ninja Brian in this funny, crude, and bizarre concert! Genji's been practicing in his bedroom mirror, and he's ready to dance!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: N/A
Learn about the personal, first hand experiences from Les and Mary's involvement with the groundbreaking feature film's English version. Mary was the writer of the English ADR script, and Les owned the recording studio where casting and dubbing were performed. Les was also the Supervising Sound Editor and additional FX sound designer. Listen to stories about the involvement of the dub plus see behind the scenes memorabilia.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General, Guests
Ever played King's Game? Well, Giovanni loved it so much, he has decided to steal it and make it his! Come join Team Rocket AZ as we host our twist on this ever-popular game of acting, trivia, and sucking up to the Boss! Prizes* may or may not be involved! *Prizes may include, but are not limited to: A high five, an approving nod, a Pokemon card that has been in our back pocket for a while, or a horde of Zubat from out of nowhere.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Think you know anime? Come play a game of 'Guess the anime' for a chance to show off your anime knowledge!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: modeviac
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Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Have you ever wanted to start with Gundam model kits, but were unsure how to build them? Come learn how from experienced Gunpla enthusiasts over this 1 hour panel! Learn to properly remove parts from runners, snapfit a kit, and apply sticker decals! There will also be a Q+A session.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo
If you're already a seasoned Gunpla modeler and want to expand your skillset, come to this panel! Learn to smooth out seam lines, fill gaps, scratch build weapons and parts, and scribe detail lines. There will be a Q+A session at the end of the panel.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo
Do you have an interest in painting your model kits? Come learn from an experienced painter about the many methods of painting. Hand painting, rattle can painting, and airbrushing will all be discussed and demonstrated if the space allows. Q+A session will be held at the end of the panel.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo
From novice builders to perfect grade builders, Bear Guys to the Char Zaku, we welcome all builders! Bring your gumpla and tell us what techniques you use and ask questions! Meet others who love this hobby just like you!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Hobby Expo
Panelist: K2U
Come visit the characters of Haikyuu where we will be playing games that you can win prizes in, read some doujin, and talk about things that would probably never happen in cannon but we hope they may one day. We hope to see you there!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Haikyuu AZ
Super naughty figures and the many removable pieces. There are many figures out there so why cant some be anatomically correct but with hentai proportions. Lets dive into the the awesomeness that is sexy plastic figures.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Hobby Expo
Panelist: FatedHero
Come ask some questions, play truth or dare, and a round of historical Kahoot with some of the anime world's favourite countries- the wonderful characters of Hetalia!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: TrinCos
Come and get your items autographed by Hiroshi Matsuyama and Masami Suda. $5.00 per autograph.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Join Hiroshi Matsuyama to disuss CyberConnect2, .hack, and Mr. Matsuyama's personal career.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, Guests
Did you know? Awakening was actually the 13th game in the series. The first title to come to the west was actually the 7th game in the series. Come to learn about some of the history behind your favorite games and characters in our beginning to now presentation of the Fire Emblem series.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Homestuck is well and alive, and the cast is all grown up. Come and ask all the lewd questions that have lurked at the back of your mind since 2009, engage in classical debaucheries like spin the Faygo and truth or dare, and so much more. Skaia is the limit in this panel!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult
Panelist: Nalmar
Have you ever wondered what your favorite Danganronpa characters get up when they're not being brutally murdered by a sadistic teddy bear or plotting to destroy their classmates? Well, here's your chance to find out! Come join the kids from Hope's Peak Academy for an hour you won't forget!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Nezumean
We'll be talking about how to deal with rules that don't make sense and various ways to fix them, both on the fly and in a lasting way. We'll touch on the difference between house rules and errata in games and what makes something homebrew.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Do you like Steven Universe and Anime? Well come join and check out our lustrous beauties from the anime Land of the Lustrous ! Meet and ask your favorite gems questions and join us for some games.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: Daniaalq
Seasons 1-3 are great, but seasons 4-13 are horrible. We all know a few series that have gone for far too long! Can these shows be that good? Are they worth the time? Let's take a look at why these series keep jumping the shark, and beating the metaphorical dead horse.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
It?s back and it?s better than ever!! Join Armand Villavert as he shares some stories of the industry while he eats M&M?s. You?ll laugh, you?ll cry, and you may even learn how to draw sexy women.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Adult, Guests
This panel is about constructing a theatrical hard based for bjd doll wigs. This technique can be used for any style miniature doll. FOR THOSE WHO ARE ATTENDING THE TWO DAY WORKSHOP IN WIG MAKING FOR BJD DOLLS, PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING THIS PANEL. The class is going to show how I make a base for wigs used for fantasy or dramatic projects that can hold large or complicated designs. This panel will continue in the two day workshop. *If you are planning to attend the two day wig construction and design class, you will need to bring scissors that will cut hard cardboard textures, a large bottle of all purpose clear glue and one large rubber band for the workshop. Your wig base will have to dry over night on the doll. Please keep this in mind as you will not be able to carry the doll around on this day while the base is drying
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Are you looking to cosplay a character with a ridiculous choice of weaponry? Do you want to learn how to make that 6ft tall axe, 43in long gun, or that 5ft long bow? Come learn how Schrei205 has tackled these tasks, and learn what do as well as what not to do!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Schrei205
A panel diving into methods of how you can ad to your pictures using the power of photoshop. We will be discussing simple methods to ad to your pictures things like Lens Flairs, Dust, Fire, smoke and background images. We will mainly be using photoshop but will have a few different phone apps that people can use as well.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Midas Touch
Drop a figure? Get a little to physical with one? Maybe some one bumped in to it or its just old and leans over. Well I have a few tricks and tips to help with most of these problems. I will show you some of the tools materials and techniques used to repair PVC figures at home.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Hobby Expo
Panelist: FatedHero
Ever find a figure and think the price is too good to be true? Well it may be. In recent years bootlegs have been on the rise. I can give you some handy info on how to protect your self from buying one of these fakes.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Hobby Expo
Panelist: FatedHero
yaoi yaoi yaoi come watch and learn about some yaoi that you might have not known about. and talk all about your favorite ships. come play our yaoi games and win prizes
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Sometimes it is hard to be a Dungeon Master. Players expect an engaging story and tons of NPCs that they can interact with, and sometimes we do not feel adequate enough to give them what they want. Come share tips and tricks with other Dungeon Masters so that you can also create your own fun campaign!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: Devin Haltom
The ibeatitfirst.com podcast is a bit weekly video game, anime, and nerd culture podcast from 3 friends who have a love hate relationship.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Are you ready to become the idol you've always wanted to be? Come join us as we teach you what you need to know to get started!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Do you have something to say but can't quite find the right person to tell it to? Do you have a confession that's just too juicy to share. Well at this panel, you're joined in with similar people of interest that can help out with your problem! Come share your stories as we try to help you resolve your issues, or just something you need to tell others to get it off your chest. Don't worry. We can keep a secret.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
Join international cosplayer, Leon Chiro, and hear about his experiences around the world!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Leon Chiro
Please join our event, for a two hour, sew til you drop contest, to see who can come up with the most stylish and unique outfit for your ball jointed doll! All materials will be provided, all you need to do is bring a doll to sew/make an outfit for. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture
Panelist: Desert Dolls
Are you ready to prove your worth? Do you want to be the best? Like no one ever was? Test your skills and prove you are the best manga creator in the greater Phoenix area! Test your penciling, inking, lettering, story writing and composition abilities and win the title of IRON MANGAKA!! Earn bragging right for a whole year!!(As well as a prize) Join our talented guest judges Kayla Ballesteros, Grant Newbold and Armand Villavert as they pick the new IRON MANGAKA!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Join us for a game show unlike anything you've seen before! A fan favorite (+18)! We take members from the audience, put them on stage, and blindfold them. Playing clips from both anime and from hentai. Making the contestants guess, "Is It Hentai".
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
Is this your first con (or your first in awhile)? Maybe you just want tips from a Girl Scout on how to most safely and effectively manage your con to maximize your fun without jeopardizing your health? Look no further: longtime congoer and former East Coast con staffer Oy Vay Cosplay is here with tips and tricks you might have known but didn't think of that will make your con-going experience as safe and awesome as possible!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Ninalyn
Got a question for Tatum that's not safe for a family-friendly panel? Join the uproariously opinionated voice actor as he holds forth on any number of off-color topics. But be warned: the tables are liable to turn! 18+ only. Absolutely no recording of any kind.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, General, Guests
In this panel we will be discussing Japanese aesthetics in the context of their appearance in the series houseki no kuni! If you would like to learn more about Japanese aesthetics, or if you simply want to come talk about how pretty the gems are, come check out our panel!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture
Panelist: rpinette
Love Fashion? Are you a lolita, a gyaru, a raver? Join us for the annual Jfashion show Saturday Night. We love to showcase local designers who are inspired by Japanese Fashion and attendees who love to show off their own fashion and flair. Anyone can participate, come dressed up or dress up a friend, we want to have a variety of styles and items to show. Come and strut your stuff on the catwalk.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Guests
Let's join together to talk about a master of his craft. Junji Ito is a world renowned horror mangaka, having created hundreds of horrifying stories. Join M.O.E. as we journey through some of his crazier works, dissect his style, and lose ourselves to our terror. Beware of spirals!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture
Oops... Haha, ignore the title of the panel! Hey, it's Monika! I just wanted to let you know that I am bringing the literature club to a panel room near you! I would much appreciate it if you could come celebrate with us. Natsuki even made her best batch of cupcakes! Yuri is just dying to meet you! So, why don't you come hang out? Sayori would like that. Show us your writing skills in a poem contest! See if your words can win our hearts! Now, you don't have to join the club, of course. However, we would love to celebrate with you! See you there? Great!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: NightCove_theFox
I ship it, you ship, maybe some people don't ship it, but hey you can't please everyone. Come on up gush about your favorite ship! Tell us about your late night AO3 searches, your favorite fanfics or fanart. Yaoi, yuri, straight, we don't judge(well maybe a little). We really just wanna hear about how much you ship it!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: DanGalaxy
After idolizing the Kpop stars you see on Youtube you want to learn how to dance like them but need a little help. Join MVP Elite for this special Kpop dance workshop. It doesn't matter if you are an expert or a beginner, all skill levels are welcome for this fun and interactive experience.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General, Guests
Guests: MVP Elite
After idolizing the Kpop stars you see on Youtube you want to learn how to dance like them but need a little help. Join MVP Elite for this special Kpop dance workshop. It doesn't matter if you are an expert or a beginner, all skill levels are welcome for this fun and interactive experience.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General, Guests
Guests: MVP Elite
Starting to collect K-Pop is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. This panel will go over everything you need to know when you get started! Whether you're interested in collecting albums, photocards or more, we'll help you with avoiding scams, finding the best deals, and finding the best ways to organize and store your collection to keep it pristine!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Stan Loona
Heeere comes trouble! Do you love K-Pop? Then what are you waiting for? Come on down to the K-Pop Dance Game where we play the choruses of your favorite K-Pop songs! All you have to do is get up and dance along if you know it! Everyone who attends will be able to receive a random mini prize!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
How many K-Pop dances do you know? Come show off your moves and grooves as some of the most popular K-Pop songs from across generations play. Prizes will be awarded!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Come join us for another year of our talent show style competition! Do you have that it takes to be crowned this years K-Pop Star?! Sing or dance your way to the top and win awesome prizes!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: K2U
Open Karaoke, on the 3rd floor near the escalators. Presented by Tucson Animation Screening Society
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: juan
Open Karaoke, on the 3rd floor near the escalators. Presented by Tucson Animation Screening Society
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: juan
Open Karaoke, on the 3rd floor near the escalators. Presented by Tucson Animation Screening Society
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: juan
Are you sick of the typical AMVs that only has Naruto and Bleach content with mediocre music? Then you?ve come to the right place! The AMVs we?ll be showing are all created by us, so we worked a lot of hours to bring you all your favorite Ecchi and Kawaii girls mixed in with a variety a music. So whether you?re stuck in the ?90s or a millennial, you?ll enjoy your time.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Please join Kazha for a live concert. Autographs after the concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
Please join Kazha for a live concert. Autographs will be after the concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
The kimono is simplistic in its design and form with the ultimate silhouette being an undisturbed column falling gracefully from shoulder to floor, but do you know what all goes in to creating this illusion of simplicity? An interactive demonstration on how to wear yukata and kimono in the traditional fashion, discussion of historical kimono and what is the minimum amount of items needed to wear a kimono for cosplay that will be comfortable all day long and still give a truly traditional look.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: poisonsugar
Our classic game show makes its return. Wrap you brain around our anime and video game centered brain teasers and questions to see if you can become the next King of the Otaku and win our prizes and bragging rights!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Project Nailbat
This panel is the best way to Test you Kingdom Hearts knowledge. What is Kingdom Hearts: Jeopardy? That's right! Join us and test you Kingdom Hearts proficiency!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
With so much news circulating about Kingdom Hearts 3, it's time for us to go back in time and talk about the past present and future of a series that is loved and cherished by so many! We'll have trivia, share some theories and talk about our hopes and dreams for the end of an era.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, Gaming
Panelist: devilcreated
Do you and your party have what it takes to go on an epic quest for supremacy? You represent your own Otaku Kingdom and work together to squash the competition in our new board game style game in a battle of wits. Whether you come alone or in a group, we'll see who reigns supreme
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Project Nailbat
In kpop bop you can have fun and learn about your favorite kpop groups like BTS, EXO, DAY6 and SEVENTEEN. There will be dancing, games, prizes and more! This is for all kpop fans whether you just got into kpop or you are a kpop know it all.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Ahegoat
GRIFFFFFFFFFITTHHHHHHHH! Calling all Berserk fans! Ever wanted to sit down with your fellow fans and discuss your favorite manga? Ever wanted to vent about how the Berserk 2017 anime adaptation personally offended you? Well now you can. Let's talk everything Berserk...especially since, well y'know.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Manga
Wanna learn about sports animes? Like what makes a good one, or just which sports anime shows are good, come check out this panel to get your fill of sports ball animes for the weekend.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: bengals59
D.Gray-man is a dark and morbid series that many know and love. And while we appreciate Hoshino-sensei for putting all that hard work into drawing and writing it, the slow updates are kinda killing us all... So what better way to cope than to join together and talk about the various questions we have yet to have answered? From the Heart Candidates to Bookman secrets, come join us for an open discussion on the many, many theories fans have joined together to form in our desperate times! (Just be prepared for possible spoilers!)
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: OllieIsQueen
Have you been cosplaying for a while but feel like its become stagnant? Are you wanting to know how to turn a basic costume into a stellar one? Meet Ivy Doomkitty to see how you can turn up your costume to over 9000! Q and A to follow!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
An open discussion on the representation of LGBT+ individuals in nerdy media.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: KaiKitsune
"I use to be a con goer just like you, until I took an arrow to the knee." Come on in and enjoy an hour of NPC talk and share about how much joy they bring into our Video gaming lives. Who knows, you may even discover some hidden NPC gems you may have overlooked during your adventures. "We await for you, Weary travelers."
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Manga, J-Culture, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
Join the residents of Arcadia Bay by participating in an interactive storytelling panel. You'll get to use Max's Rewind ability or Chloe's backtalk to help solve the mystery. Bring your polaroids for selfies and don't forget your choices have consequences. It's gonna be hella cool, shaka brah! (Pssst, there's prizes involved)
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: KawaiiCactus
LEDs can brighten up any cosplay! If you have a bright idea you want to see come to life this is the panel for you! Join cosplayer BillyBolt as we trades tips with ways to light up your wardrobe!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
Join animator and character designer, Masami Suda, in a live drawing panel!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General, Guests
Guests: Masami Suda
Lolitas and lovers of lolita fashion! Come join us after the tea party for a fun relaxing craft hour. There will be all kinds of items for you to make to create the perfect accessory for that new co-ord. Brooches, jewelry, flower crowns and more, all free thanks to the donations of our local community. We hope to see you there.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: poisonsugar
Bring out your penlights and idol merch and get ready to cheer on your favorite school idols as they perform their greatest songs for everyone to enjoy.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Come and see the members of Akemi Muse, back for their second Saboten Con performance, to provide entertainment for everyone! We will be doing dances, a Q&A, and games with one of a kind prizes. We will also be offering group and solo photos to be taken at the end of the panel. We can't wait to see you there!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Akemi Muse
Have you ever been suspicious of these idol groups? Have you ever thought something just wasn't right with those high school girls? Well! You've found your place here as we discuss the connections and coincidences (conspiracies) between the two groups.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: spooki-spooki
Never even sewn on a button? Have no clue on how to thread a bobbin, or even what a bobbin is? Do patterns make you confused and angry? Well then, do we have a panel for you! Come join us for an introduction to all the basic skills, and hopefully level up your sewing skill tree while you're here.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Trollki
You've played Mafia and Werewolf so come join us for a game with the same rules with an anime twist! You are welcome to play or spectate!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Nezumean
Are you tired of boring panels? If so you can came to the right panel, in this panel you will experience awesome fun entertaining AMV's and a bunch prizes to go around. You will be able to finally get yourself the relieve that you deserve. What are you waiting for?!
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
From Sailor Moon to Madoka Magica; animators have been finding new ways to reinvent what it means to be a magical girl. Join us as we talk about the series that built and deconstructed the genre.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
When you search anime for guys you get one list of 20 Animes for Guys and then a million about the hottest guys, best bois, cutest guys, sexiest guys.... We will have a discussion of great anime for guys who don't know if they like anime or just want to talk about it. No Yaoi allowed, (we like that too, but there are a ton of other panels to discuss that and not many to talk about guns, guys, explosions, fighting, and just plain kicking *ss) We will discuss Cowboy Bebop, My Hero Academia, Samurai Champloo, Psycho Pass, Beserk, Castlevania, Dragon Ball Super and more
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Horsemen Of
Hey guys, did you want us to do Mario Party again? Welp...too bad, we got Mario Kart 8 instead, and guess what? It WILL be in color, and everyone will be able to get a turn this time. Well, as long as you don't leave like that stupid traitor Gary did last year, the wimp. Perhaps you might actually win this year, perhaps we'll actually have a prize, or just maybe we'll just send you on your way with pride that you are part of the 1% that doesn't fall off freaking rainbow road.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
"HERE WE GO!" Get ready for some Mario Party action like you have never experienced before! Join Mario, Peach, Bowser, Shy guy and friends for an hour filled with fun times, sexy mini-games and Bowser's koopa Bunnies? Come on down and join in on the FUN! Have what it takes to Sumo wrestle Bowser and his koopalings? Play Peek-A-Boo with our Boo ghosts and more! We got Prizes! We got Candy! Roll the dice, It's SHOW TIME!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
Come and get your items autographed by Masami Suda and Hiroshi Matsuyama. $5.00 per autograph
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and get your items autographed by Masami Suda. $5.00 per autograph.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Guests: Masami Suda
Come and get your items autographed by Masami Suda. $5.00 per autograph.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Guests: Masami Suda
Come and watch one of the South West largest costume contests! See hilarious skits and elaborate costumes. Watch MVP Elite perform the halftime show. Masquerade craftsmanship judging for contestants will take place in Valley of the Sun A on Sunday 11:30am to 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2018 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Guests
Masquerade Craftsmanship Judging. Part 1 11:30am to 2:00pm. Part 2 3:00pm to 5:30pm.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun A | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Welcome Karamatsu Girls and Boys! Join your favorite host, Karamatsu, and battle against my other 5 brothers in the classic game of Family Feud! This panel lives off of audience participation, but fear not before we jump into the game you will be able to get to know us a little better with a short QnA. Most importantly if you succeed at destroying my brothers with your wit you will win prizes! We promise it will be fun, however we prefer our crowd to be 16+ due to the nature of our show! Hope to see you there!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: DanGalaxy
Have you ever had an idea for a Gundam in your mind but wondered how to make it reality? Learn how to create custom Mecha using the parts of Gundam Kits from a master of the Kitbash! We will be doing a dive into topics such as concept sketches, joint modification, and what kits make great kitbash material. There will be a showcase of some kitbashed kits as well.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo
Mecha model building for all ages presented in a humorous way. This is a entertaining panel on the how to improve your modeling skills from simply cutting parts to advanced techniques like scratch building, airbrushing, moding and weathering. We are a group of successful Gunpla builders that have over 20 years experience in building Gunpla(and other types of kits). We've seen it all, and done it all, now learn it all from us!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo, Guests
Come and meet international star, Akira!
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Music, Guests
Guests: AKIRA .
Come and Meet musical guests Candye Syrup and Senanan.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Music, Guests
Come and meet the one and only Kazha!
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
Come and meet legendary artist, character designer, key and chief animator, Masami Suda!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, General, Guests
Guests: Masami Suda
The iconic "smart" look isn't complete without a cute pair of glasses! Come join our staff of adorable hosts and maids as we serve you treats, perform for you, and make you feel like royalty! What a better way to relax after a long day of shopping, panels, and meet-and-greets? We will have NEW games, anime trivia, prizes, and more! We can't wait to meet you, masters! As always, our events are all-ages, so be sure to bring along your chibi otaku! Don't forget to come back at the end of the last show for your chance to spend an hour with your personal maid or host at the character auction! Proceeds from this event help out our friends at Child's Play, a non-profit helping children during their long-term hospital stay. So come enjoy yourself, AND help out a great cause!
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/01/2018 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Cafe
Panelist: SugarPink
What would you do for a million dollars? Join us and give us funny and awesome scenarios on what happens if you accept a million dollars.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: StrifeAiray
CALLING ALL MOVIE BUFFS!!!! Think you and your team are the best at movie trivia? Then come join in the fun and prove it!!!!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: fawkespotter16
Are you a fan of watching Top 5 videos on YouTube? Then this panel is worth checking out! Mr. Scorpio is a up and coming Youtuber here to show off his work. He'll be presenting a collection of Top 5 videos that span from topics on Gaming and Anime. If you like his work you can even get an autograph from the man himself! Scorpio will be also giving away stickers as well, so It will be a fun time!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: MrScorpio
$15/entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Entry Fee: $15
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
$15/Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Do you have the knowledge of the current Heroes? Like who?s Quirk is amazing, and who?s is just a little strange. Join Knightmare and guests as they talk about the Manga/Anime that has everyone wanting to Go BEYOND! PLUS ULTRA.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Knightmare1618
Let's all hang out and talk about my hero academia! Head cannons, ships, theories, you name it! Enjoy a Q&A with the panelists and some fun games too, all in the comfort of your PJs!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General
Panelist: Jakey101
Beat out your opponents in a Boku no Hero trivia game and go up on the leaderboard and become the no. 1 Kahooter!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Jakey101
RFA is holding auditions for a new MC! Do you have what it takes to step up and take the challenge in this fun & exciting gameshow where you must impress the characters? Then come join the party and try not to break any hearts!~ After all, no one wants a bad end.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Think you can tell apart your favorite anime characters simply by their silhouettes? Think again! We'll make you question just how well you know your favorite anime characters in this fun, interactive game show in the style of everyones favorite "Who's That Pokemon"!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Mochi Fever
Have you ever been able to recognize an anime or game from the opening or ending song alone? Name that Anime Tune gives fans a chance to show off their inner otaku and compete with others in a game to name an anime based only on the score alone! Small prizes will be given out to those with the best score!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
We're back again with NAME THAT THEME! The Anime theme Game Show where you the audience must guess the Theme- or be bested by your hosts!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: KatDensetsu
The greatest special collection of risque PVC figures are showcased. If you are a fan of Hentai anime you will appreciate this show as it's the finest collection of adult PVC figures in the area.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: General, Hobby Expo
Panelist: Saboten Staff
Come find the real shiro and have a blast with the other paladins. We has games and have the answers to all you most daring questions.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Mimic
Welcome to the grand opening of a newly branded Freddy Fazbear's Pizza! New games, new attractions, new animatronics, what could make this place better? Come join us for a wonderful celebration in the name of the Fazbear franchise! However, we can't guarantee that there might not be a little danger just around the corner! What are you waiting for? Come and enjoy some music, Q and A, interactive festivities, prizes, and come visit some of your favorite characters! They'd love to meet you! What could go wrong?
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: NightCove_theFox
Join Noctis' friends and his totally creepy uncle to a fun filled truth or dare
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
What is Old School Anime? We will talk about different animes that a lot of people may have never heard of. We will also talk about what is Old School to people. Depending on when you were born a certain anime might be considered Old school to them. So will talk about all kinds of different Old School animes.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Chouji4485
Come in, sit down, and discuss some of the great anime series of yester-year! During this panel we will discuss some of the classics, some you might remember, others you might not; the characters you loved and some you didn?t. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice hour of nostalgia in ?Old-School Anime 101?!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
Based off of the incredible Rooster Teeth game show, we bring you On The Spot: Sabo Edition! This panel will be full of improv, games, prizes, and wacky fun!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: Fake AH of AZ
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Pre-Function A (2nd Floor) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Pre-Function A (2nd Floor) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Pre-Function A (2nd Floor) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture
Entry $5/person or $15/team
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Come and get your items autographed by Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and get your items autographed by Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi and Josh Petersdorf.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and get your items autographed by Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/01/2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and get your items autographed by Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2018 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Guests
"Step into my parlor, said the spider to the fly." It's the Sugar and Spice group back to bring you a highly-requested adult Overwatch Lounge. Complete with sexy Kpop dances, games of Twister with our staff, prizes, adult card games and board games, and of course, epic team-based Cards Against Humanity! So come enjoy yourselves, get photos with your favorite hero, and help us raise money for Child's Play, a non-profit bringing toys and games to children during their long-term hospital stay. Get your chance to spend an hour with your favorite hero at our character auction! It's sexiness for a good cause. Event is 18+ and FREE! "Winky face! ;)"
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 08/31/2018 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, Cafe
Panelist: SugarPink
Come and get your photos taken by the Overwatch Voice Actors, Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (2nd Floor) | 09/01/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and get your photos taken by the Overwatch Voice Actors, Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (2nd Floor) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Join Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf for their own Overwatch Senpai Chit Chat. Senpai Chit Chat is an interactive guest event you where you will get to hear more about the guests, their characters, what they are doing right now, and what their plans are for the future. It is a talk show based event where our host will interview our guest(s) and ask questions from you, our attendees, as well as let the guest talk about anything upcoming and exciting.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Join Feodor Chin, Paul Nakauchi, Chris Parson, and Josh Petersdorf for their own Overwatch Senpai Chit Chat. Senpai Chit Chat is an interactive guest event you where you will get to hear more about the guests, their characters, what they are doing right now, and what their plans are for the future. It is a talk show based event where our host will interview our guest(s) and ask questions from you, our attendees, as well as let the guest talk about anything upcoming and exciting.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
COMMENCING 18+ DATING GAME IN 3..2..1.. Get ready to get intimate with the bachelors/bachelorettes of OVERWATCH. Ever wanted to know what it's like to take Bastion on a romantic cruise? Would Mercy go 'all the way' on your first date? Ask Reinhardt about the 'Hammer' he keeps in his pants. *Winky face* Join us for an hour of Laughter, Salt and a whole lot of Overwatch shenanigans! Lights, Camera, Action! It's about to get A-Mei-Zingly steamy in this panel! GG.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
What's better than a video game? A scary video game! At PC Horror Gaming we will turn down the lights and turn up the volume for an hour of terrifying (Or possibly some games that are hilariously bad at being terrifying) PC horror games! Audience participation is always welcome!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, General
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
Join the phantom thieves to learn just what they are all about. Do you have what it takes to be a phantom thief? Join us and see just what it means to be a true phantom thief of heart.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Gaming
Join Phil Mizuno and ask anything ranging from cosplay to non-cosplay questions.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Phil Mizuno
Come play with Kiba and hangout to help unwind after a long convention day!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
Learn how to play Japanese drums (taiko) with the Japanese drumming club from Arizona State University, Sun Devil Taiko! We will teach you how to play taiko with music from Pokemon Sun and Moon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Isle of Dogs. There is no prior experience required--everyone can play!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Sun Devil Taiko
Have you caught them all, but still want more? Or just tired of seeing Pikachu? Need a new monster catching game? We'll discuss some competitor games to Pokemon.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Agent_Compass
Come join us for this popular party game! Team Rocket has been stealing people's pokemon and it's up to you to stop them! Will you save the day, or will Team Rocket prevail? Only one way to find out!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: Team MOS
Have you ever wanted to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Your chance is now! Test your poke-knowledge in the ultimate trainer draw-off. 22 teams of two battle for the ultimate Pokemon prize pack! From Kanto to Alola every level of trainer is welcome!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: CookiePlay
Non-sponsored*, $5 entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Having trouble creating props and costume pieces to scale on your body in relation to your favorite characters? Join Lunar Lyn to learn the process she uses to make this a frustration free process!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Lunar Lyn
Want to wear elf ears as Link? Or get that perfect pearl nose? Come learn all about prosthetics, where to get them and how to apply them!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Snaileggs
Come and meet international cosplayer, Leon Chrio, and ask him all the questions about being Leon Chiro!
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Leon Chiro
Join legendary artist, character designer, key and chief animator, Masami Suda and ask him all your questions about animation, character design, the anime industry and more!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, General, Guests
Guests: Masami Suda
Come join us to share stories and discuss your favorite LGBTQ+ characters/relationships in fandom, and how far representation for all of us has come even just in the last few years! Every and anyone is welcome!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, General
Panelist: danierika
Test your Poke-knowledge against Team Rocket's best and brightest...though that's not sayin' much. Based off the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?",...but with less bratty ten-year-olds and a much cooler host. Volunteers from the Audience will be selected to participate in a pokemon-themed twist on the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" and compete against each other for supremacy! Several rounds will be played, so come and compete for Prizes!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Our heroes are on the attack with massive bass sounds to capture the control points of Hanamura. Be sure to come support Saboten?s team consisting of Mako, Senanan, Flexstyle, HK, and KILLN THE DRMR are fully equipped with the sounds of Happy Hardcore, Dubstep, House, and Gabber to choke out the defense.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: SENANAN .
Saboten is sending their best DJ students to become heroes at U.A. Highschool! DJs Soulece, Masato Robot, Recca, Blakeland, and Awwright will be showcasing their genre specific quirks for a chance to work with Present Mic. Come and dance to your favorite student at My Hero Audiodemia!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: DJ Recca
It?s the year 3018 and the surface has become a barren wasteland from the music wars. Small fragments of musical factions have survived but only one is thriving; The Underground. Return to The Underground with faction leaders Sparrow, XIII, K.O.R.E, and ThiiNyx as they work to restore the surface with their heavy sounds.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2018 10:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live
Join the paladins of Voltron with a variety of fun games! Get to know the characters by interacting in contests, improv and impression games, and so much more! Kick back with the pala-dudes and get ready to razzle dazzle!
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Make your plastic Gunpla models look like they just rolled off the production line or the battlefield in this interactive panel! A variety of techniques both simple and advanced will be demonstrated with the end goal of creating a truly realistic model instead of a plastic toy.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo
Come enjoy anime from the 80's and 90's! We'll play clips from titles such as Gundam, Dragon Ball, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dirty Pair, Ranma and so many more! Bring your thinking hats and prepare for a discussion on how anime has changed from the 1980s to the 2000s!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Join Nora, Pyrrha, Penny and Cinder and they talk about Salem, The Grim and the world of Remnant. These ladies of RWBY will talk about their journey from Volume One NOOBS to Volume Five Huntresses and Villain(s). We will share some of our favorite clips and propose ideas for upcoming Volumes.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
A panel to tell scary stories, myths, and legends. Creepypasta welcome.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: AngelaCheer
Senpai Chit Chat is an interactive guest event you where you will get to hear more about the guests, their characters, what they are doing right now, and what their plans are for the future. It is a talk show based event where our host will interview our guest(s) and ask questions from you, our attendees, as well as let the guest talk about anything upcoming and exciting.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Guests
Senpai Chit Chat is an interactive guest event you where you will get to hear more about the guests, their characters, what they are doing right now, and what their plans are for the future. It is a talk show based event where our host will interview our guest(s) and ask questions from you, our attendees, as well as let the guest talk about anything upcoming and exciting.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Guests
Senpai Chit Chat is an interactive guest event you where you will get to hear more about the guests, their characters, what they are doing right now, and what their plans are for the future. It is a talk show based event where our host will interview our guest(s) and ask questions from you, our attendees, as well as let the guest talk about anything upcoming and exciting.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Guests
Senpai Chit Chat is an interactive guest event you where you will get to hear more about the guests, their characters, what they are doing right now, and what their plans are for the future. It is a talk show based event where our host will interview our guest(s) and ask questions from you, our attendees, as well as let the guest talk about anything upcoming and exciting.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Guests
Are sewing patterns intimidating? Do you hate spending a lot of time trying to find the perfect pattern? Learn how we take clothes that fit us well already and make our own patterns. We will show you how we learned to make our our patterns from pre-existing clothes or costumes we've made before. We will show how to draw onto mock-ups to add seams and designs, how to make patterns from pre-existing clothes, and other tips. We are not traditionally trained seamstresses, we are self taught and want to share what made sewing less intimidating to us! Presented by Horsemen Of
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Knowones designs
Will you face your true self, or burn your dread? Who's the better magicians arc, Junpei or Yosuke? What bosses really had YOU running back to the dorm to rest? In this panel you'll find out these and more, discussions about all Persona 3 editions, Persona 4 and Persona 4 Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, and discuss YOUR Persona stories! Now with 70% more Persona 5!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Cookieplay Pro
Come watch contestants show their best skits during Saboten Con Skit Contest. Awards will be given to the best skits.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Miss Deep
Training to become a pro hero can be very tiring -at least, that's what our students at U.A High think- and they want their needed break. Join the U.A. students and teachers at a night filled with ghost stories, a PJ character Q&A, and games with prizes!!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Thiccbrowboy
"So, who would you...?" - has been an age old question amongst the community of video games and anime. In this panel, we will, not only select, we will discuss, praise, and probably roast the various choices we make on which anime honey (male of female) we would Smash, Pass, or Waifu.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Panelist: Yuhki
Think you stan k-pop? WELL THINK AGAIN! Come play games ranging from trivia to guess the choreography! All while some of the greatest hits from old to new. Maybe you'll win a big prize? See you there!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Alli.Can.Cos
An introduction to cosplay photographer for beginners and amateurs brought to you by professional cosplay photographers
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: modeviac
Ever wondered what it takes to get into U.A. and become a Pro Hero like All Might? Now's your chance to discover for yourself if you're cut out to be a hero! Brought to you by the teachers and students of the illustrious academy, Put your wits to the test! Would you be able to logic your way out of a natural disaster? Or perhaps you could try and smooth talk a villain into releasing their hostages. Thought of an epic quirk? Perhaps a matching name? Whatever the case, come and see for yourself if you have what it takes to be a true hero! PLUS ULTRA!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
GAME SHOW!!! A game show parody of Jeopardy. Contestants have to compete in stereotypical nerd challenges, and answer questions to see who is the biggest weeb! Sure to make you cringe and laugh at the same time!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
Summary: Join panelists on a discussion of how to become a Con-Artist. We?re not talking the shady character that steals from people, this panel will cover what it takes to have an Artist Alley/Vendor booth at conventions. Get some first-hand experience on what pitfalls to avoid, how to recover from ?not-so-good? shows and how to market yourself so attendees want to visit your table first. Topics covered: -Getting started -To Fan Art or Not (no legal advice given, just experience) -Inventory management -Costs -Recommendations Panelists: Any artist, writer, creator etc (no resale vendors) Age range: Any
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, General
Panelist: DarkArtKomics
Ever thought about submitting panels to a con but couldn't find the right topic? Got any questions about how to further engage your audience? From Anime and Manga, to Gaming, to Cosplay help, and even Western Media, we've covered it all and we?re here to help! Stop by and we?ll share our tips and tricks to making your panel the best it can be.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: CookiePlay
Have you been a casual for far too long and want to step up your game? Come listen to some veteran gamers talk about their experience raiding in hardcore World of Warcraft guilds and pushing high ranks in Overwatch, League of Legends, and PUBG! We?ll also offer tips so you can git gud!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Schrei205
You see all these anime fanzines online and are interested but don't know where to start - what publisher should you use, should it be open applications or invite-only, what theme should your zine be? All your questions will be answered in this panel!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Animators face many challenges adapting an ongoing book series into a show. Join us as we delve deep into the world of Soul Eater and discuss the differences between the two adaptions of this beloved series.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Cosplay is great fun and when you take on a character with a unique skin tone, face shape or prosthetic it can be even more exciting. Learn about the differences between water, cream, oil, alcohol and silicone based make-ups. We will also talk about the benefits of brush/sponge vs airbrush applications. Come join ThermoCosplay as they present the basics on costume make-up!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
This panel will address important things to remember when creating a cosplay with stage combat in mind. We will discuss costume creation, prop making and health tips to remember. We will also talk about choosing and working with a partner and how to stay sane (mostly) through the entire process! Part 1/3
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Team MOS
So you want to start a Podcast but don't know where to start. Let us help you by talking about how we started, and what you can do to get started, what equipment you should consider getting, what you should talk about, where you should record, and even finding guests for interviews. A fun and basic How to with people who have.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General, Guests
Have you ever felt like you weren't able to cosplay a character because of someone else's opinions? Has another person's comments or thoughts ever stopped you from finishing a costume or wearing it again? Well fret no more! This panel is all about how to deal with those naysayers and feel confident and positive when it comes to cosplaying. From body issues, to gender issues to self esteem and more! We share our experiences and we hope that you will share yours too.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: Team MOS
Have a story from Dungeons and Dragons that you want to share? Come and share it with us! Hang out with other players and learn how to have a great roleplaying experience.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: Devin Haltom
At Stories from the Con panelists and attendees will sit and share stories of their experiences from attending conventions! Good and bad, amazing and horrible. We will also discuss old and new trends and rules at conventions and how some things came to be the way that they are. So please, take a seat and join us! All of your stories are welcome here.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
Midgar is a dangerous place. Shinra, Sephiroth, crime, corruption. It's a tough world, but so many have managed to make lives for themselves in this world. Whether it's messenger boys, bartenders, or SOLDIERS. Come along and join us as we answer your questions and maybe even get Cloud into a dress again.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
This panel will feature local streamers in video gaming and cosplay, sharing their experiences and practical advice to begin streaming your art and games online. We?ll also touch briefly on how to brand and monetize your stream.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: BroadcastPHX
Ever wanted to stream your board or role-playing games online, sharing all your critical successes...and fails? We?ll discuss streaming generally, as well as logistical issues and unique challenges that only tabletop streamers face.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: BroadcastPHX
Entry Fee: $5
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Let Papa Grant tell you stories of real experiences about the ups and downs of making comics, putting yourself out there, and learning everything along the way.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Take a vacation and enjoy the refreshing flavors of Sumuji maid cafe! Have fun with our charming maids and butlers who are ready to invigorate your bustling con day with food, games, and talents. We wish to present you the fruits of our labor. As our distinguished guest, we invite you to join us and relax in our delightful paradise!
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Cafe
Panelist: Sumuji
Hosted by the sweet guys and gals of Sumuji, you can expect to have a peachy time in the Beach Episode lounge! Like all harem anime, this event brings the ever-important beach episode to life. Our hosts and hostesses will be providing a medley of games and entertainment for you to enjoy, so grab your sunnies and sandals and come play with Sumuji at the beach!
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Cafe
Panelist: Sumuji
Entry Fee: $5
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
DING DING DING!! Who's ready for round 2 and or a rematch(sit down Gary, not you) Well if you are, then get your butt down on over to this panel! Well be playing the greatest smash game ever- (Again, not mellee. GARY!) The original! This time we fixed the screen so its actually in color and with sound! Or it won't! I don't know! Do I look like a time traveler?! Do I Gary?!?! So come beat up your friends in Super Smash Bros.! To prove absolutely nothing but what a total awesome nice guy you are cause you let that little kid win and not beat the ever living tar out of him cause your actually a super MLG quick scope no scope sensitivity on max type of guy! (I'm so sorry I yelled at you Gary. We're still friends. XOXO -Guy who runs panel)
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
We all look at adventure movies and think "Gee, they really could've used a better party." Surprise Party is the chance to see these ideas come to life. Combining elements of DnD, fan fiction, and Whose Line is it Anyway, a group of contestants will be asked to come up with a party of adventurers from all works of fiction who will replace the main cast of popular movies and see who's crew can best overcome the challenges of that story.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Matias Tautimez
Come join us to discuss many interesting symbols in Devilman Crybaby and their impact on the story and viewership! We will be talking about a variety of symbols, including, but not limited to, religion, archetypes, allusions, etc. Or feel free to bring up one you can think of! (There will also be some trivia breaks with cool prizes!) Note: The discussion is meant to be PG-13, as all images and topics discussed will be, and we ask that you remain both objective and sensitive while discussing religious symbolism.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: Cosplay Clowns
Do you have what it takes to be part of the Pokemon World's favorite losers?! Come for a chance to take on a rigorous regime that our grunts go through to become a member of Team Rocket! If our Lord-Boss, Giovanni, deems you worthy, you will have the honor of joining our Team, and will receive great prizes!* *Prizes may include, but are not limited to: A pat on the back, a kick in the shins, the existential crisis of knowing you can never be a hero again, and the kind of death that comes with a ding sound effect.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Two hour Livestream of the Twitch Creative show, "TeeDee Makes Things" where Kevin G. O'Connor (aka TD-0013) makes some things out of EVA Foam and answers any and all questions from the audience both in the room and on the internet. It will be a potpourri of many subjects like EVA Foam techniques, How to Livestream on Twitch, and whatever else the audience wants to discuss. Very interactive! Panel will be streamed live at twitch.tv/td0013
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Ever played telephone? How bout pictionary? Well join us for this hybrid party game that combines the best of both worlds! Be prepared with your favorite fandom quotes and brush up on your stick figure skills! For those who have participated last year, we will have a new twist - our awesome artist will speed draw your favorite cards.
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: Team MOS
Chances are, you're under the impression that your favorite video game is good. True Damage Productions is here to tell you why you're wrong! No game is sacred-not even our favorites. We?re here to share the harsh truth and have lots of laughs while doing it!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Chris Tang isn't a voice actor by trade. Although he's voice directed games and played the role of a "Transformers" character, it wasn't till he was heard 10 million+ times around the world thanks to the "BOOM! Tetris for Jeff" eSports meme - that he realized how far one's voice could reach. New trends have made some great tech affordable enough for anyone to get their voice out there. Chris shares stories and practical advice for those who may want to take different approaches to being heard - as working in the medium has always been part of life - whether it be in gaming, cosplay, broadcasting, or just having fun.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Guests: Chris Tang
Let's ask the characters questions about their lives. Ask the characters questions!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: AngelaCheer
We have been artists our whole lives, and my father used to own a tabletop Miniatures game store as well as is a professional set designer for theater now on top of his prop-making and miniature building. We thought it would be fun for both of us to bring a couple examples of props and cosplay armor and some mini figs already pre primed and ready to go along with some of our paints and brushes, and walk the audience through how to paint something from start to finish using highlights and lowlights and to create a look of realism even with something that you made yourself.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Amber Skies
RisingJericho is here to teach you the basics of video editing, from VLOG editing, Lets play editing, AMV editing, Parody editing, and even Cinematic Movie Editing, and even more, and how to make your projects look as professionally polished as possible.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, General
Panelist: RisingJericho
Ninjas from all around are welcome to come and participate in The Chuunin Exams! Show off your Ninja skill for prizes and fun. Come and see if you have what it takes to pass the Chuunin Exams!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
A fun morning/afternoon of showing off your dolls, your designs and lots of prizes! Let's talk about what we love, DOLLS!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Are you a fanfiction writer who wants to improve their writing skills - or branch out into writing smut? Are you an avid reader who wants to try your hand at writing? Talk to experienced fanfiction writers about their experiences in fandom, the dos and don'ts of writing smut, and being a female writer writing M/M stories.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Interested in how the manga artist group of four ladies known as CLAMP got their start? Did you know there was actually seven other ladies in the group when it first formed? Are you already completely lost and have never even heard about CLAMP before? Well come to the History of CLAMP panel where I will give an in-depth look at how the manga artist group got their start and how they grew into such a international success. We'll talk about the over 20 series they have created, why they are the queens of not only crossover, but also hiatus and their manga creation process!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: tiezoc757
Join Amanda Winn Lee in discussing the many different characters she has voiced throughout the years.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Why is Shinsou so popular? Is Mineta truly as terrible as he seems? Who is the best villain of them all? At The My Hero Academia Discussion, we will discuss all there is to talk about from the popular series My Hero Academia! Beware, there may be manga spoilers ahead.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
We all strive to get that big kid job to pay for our expensive hobbies and get those ecchi merchandise, but how much are those items REALLY? Have you actually tried to research how much they are and how much you might have to shell out? Let?s play a guessing game in a sexier version of ?The Price is Right! H Edition.? Be a contestant and try to guess how much the items (figures, dakis, books, toys) sell for, and whoever guesses the closest wins!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment
We all love Pok?mon, but are you truly a fan if you don't see the flaws? Team Rocket happens to be an expert on flaws so join us as we dissect some of our favorite quirks with the series and its following!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
With the remake of Final Fantasy 7 just around the corner you might just be wondering what the big deal is with the man brandishing a Chocobo style hairdo. Fear not, the Cookie Crusaders have you covered. His story, his background, and even his many, many cameos. We got all the details on Square Enix's power playboy!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming
Vibrator races and dress the blow up doll winner takes all! Come and join us while we be highly inappropriate!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Adult
Panelist: (Not Clickbait)
If you've read "My Immortal" that's baby stuff when compared to this. This book is a combination of Avatar, Dragon Ball, and apparently Matrix, although we haven't figured out how yet. We have all sorts of insider information on this book that will forever go down as one of the worst books ever written. If you love awful stories and fanficitons, you'll fit right at home with us. Prepare to curse and slam your fists at what we're calling "The Room" of Fanfics, because we've been doing it for years.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: NeueCast
The Geek Lyfe's Darth Mexican and friends have preached the good word about how subbed anime is better than dubbed anime. However a group of Arizona cosplayers and anime lovers have joined together to convince them otherwise. Will it be enough to prove which type of anime is better once and for all?
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: TheGeekLyfe
In this workshop you will learn about the different types of Thermoplastics, how to cut and join thermoplastic together, and how to finish your prop. EVA foam base covered in thermoplastic is used in many armor cosplays and this workshop will serve as an introduction to EVA foam and thermoplastics by making a mini shield. You will be able to experiment with the various techniques of working with Thermoplastics in constructing your own personalized mini shield. The 105th Squad will provide all of the tools needed to create your own masterpiece and members of The 105th Squad will show you how to do the various techniques to build your shield and will be available to help you on the path to mastering your own thermoplastic crafting skills. WARNING: Heated foam, adhesives, and sealants give off fumes which may irritate some people. Sharp tools and heatguns will be used at your own risk. Optional items: respirator Cost for this workshop is $25.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: The 105th Squad
So, you enjoy My Hero Academia right? Think you might know a bit more then some other fans, or you just feel like you want to express something you feel about the show/manga towards other. Well, This Is: My Hero Academia by Nerd Rage is the perfect panel for you. We'll do things from giving you guys trivia questions, to watching funny videos related to the series, and even talking about why we love the show and enjoy some laughs as well. This time, it's our turn to go plus ultra.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: NerdRage
Please join us as we talk about Pretty Cure one of the most beloved and long running magical girl anime in Japan that has yet to be main stream in America. Gather around as you meet long time or newbie fans of the show because together we <3 pretty cure!!!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: pan0cake
Tools to use for creating comics, sketching, and painting. Where do you get the tools? Cost effective vs high-quality drawing tools. Recommendations for computer software for digital painting and mixed media. Preparing files to upload online and print. How to mix digital and traditional forms of art.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Welcome to Gensokyo, the land of cute monsters, demons, fairies, and the occasional human. In an effort to help the suffering Hakurei Shrine, Reimu has "convinced" some of her "friends" to run a cafe. There will be music, games, snacks, and - of course - fun times! Presented by Cafe Diem
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 08/31/2018 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Cafe
Purpose: 1. To share the experience of Akihabara (Those that have been there and images) 2. Suggest how to create plans to visit Akihabara 3. How to travel there on a budget Panel to be presented from the perspective of Male and Female from both the US and Native Japanese. 4 panelists in all.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Interested in becoming an Exorcist? Fantastic! Make sure you come to class then! The head of True Cross Academy and some of his favorite students have brought the classroom to all you exorcist hopefuls all the way from Japan! Just step through the magic doorway, and you'll have stepped into a True Cross certified classroom! Don't be late! punctuality is an important part of being an exorcist!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ZachyLost
Please join us for the return of the fanfiction panel that will not only make your night, but also scar you for life! We offer a wide selection of fanfics from the darkest and most horrifying corners of the internet. Pairings such as Squidward x Hatsune Miku and Professor Snape x Teletubbies will resurface in this night of many, many tears. We look forward to seeing you there!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Join Brina Palencia in a mini ukulele concert!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Come one, come all! Enjoy a wonderful sit in a panel where you can talk aboutanything andeverything. For instance, life, love, hate, war, peace, octopi, fandoms, hentai, embarrassingmoments, and even the things you dare not speak in public. Uncle Yuhki is here to talk you through all of the universe's great questions- with stories.
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Panelist: Yuhki
Help navigate this horrific butterfly effect game: each choice could mean life or death, but for whom? Your actions decide who survives Until Dawn. "Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren?t alone. Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make it through the night in one piece." This is a play-through of the iconic butterfly-effect horror video game, Until Dawn. Attendees will be able to interact by helping the players decide which paths to choose, determining which of the characters live or die.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
Have you found yourself struggling to decide if a cotton blend is better than a polyester blend? Worry that satin will make you uncomfortable in the summer? In this panel, you'll get a crash course in different types of fabrics and how they can be used for stepping up your garment construction game. Information for both beginner costume makers and advanced seamstresses.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: MaeDae Cosplay
Explore an overlooked aspect of what makes some of our favorite video games so memorable. Whether its that one simple melody that hits you right in the feels or when the music reinvigorates your spirit with an epic score allowing you to power through whatever obstacle the game puts in your path; We want to awaken you to some of our all time favorites and hidden gems. Who knows, you may find yourself adding a few new tracks to your playlist!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Music, Gaming
Remember that awesome team kill? What about that time your friend got so mad at a game he took your Wii to his room and threw it his mini fridge? Got any other juicy stories? Well come join True Damage as we go over some of our favorite stories while inviting you to do the same.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Learn Happy synthesizer in a snap! Dance work shop for anyone willing to have fun to the beat.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Chococosplay
Conquer Luca Luca night fever! See if you can master this high tempo song and unleash your inner vocaliod.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Choco Cosplay
Are you interested or already in the Vocaloid fandom? Want to learn more about it? Well, this panel is for you! You'll learn about different vocaloids, songs, and games! Have fun listening to music, singing along, and playing vocaloid themed party games with prizes!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
From Len, Luka & Miku; to Akari, Kanon & Teto! We've got all the voices you love! Come join NerdRage for our handpicked songs; stay for requests and potential gifts!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: NerdRage
Come and meet your favorite voice actors and get their autographs.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and meet your favorite voice actors and get their autographs.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and meet your favorite voice actors and get their autographs.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and meet your favorite voice actors and get their autographs.
Schedule: Pre-Function B (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Death Note is a beloved series and just like any beloved series it has its fair share of adaptations, the most recent being Netflix's Death Note, which you may be surprised to hear has a really good rating on the site; so the question has to be asked is it really all that bad? Objectively speaking is it a bad movie? That's why I'm here to answer to essentially defend it, and explain why as a whole the movie isn't really that bad is it?
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: ZachyLost
Do you remember watching anime in 3 parts on YouTube? Did you jam out to Nightcore versions of your favorite anime songs? What about dancing to classics such as Love and Joy or Carameldansen? If so, come relive the glory days of our youth and lets get nostalgic! Or come in for a history lessons that helped shape what cons are today and being thankful for our founding anime fathers of yesterday.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, Gaming, General
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Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Welcome to Camp Campbell! Here, we have everything except for you! We would love for you to join us in some games and ask us any questions you might have! Also, we don't know where Cameron Campbell is.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Campe Diem
Pro tip, Monty is a jerk. In this panel the Black Beast of the Nemesis Knights has put together a nigh impossible game of visual challenge. So it's time to dig deep you perverts! because you are going to having identify if a figure is of the Hentai, Cast off or Normal variety.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Hobby Expo
Many years ago, after the end of a bloody world war, mankind took shelter in six city-states that were peaceful and perfect... at least on the surface. However, Shion?an elite resident of the city-state No. 6?gained a new perspective on the world he lives in, thanks to a chance encounter with a mysterious boy, Nezumi. Nezumi turned out to be just one of many who lived in the desolate wasteland beyond the walls of the supposed utopia. But despite knowing that the other boy was a fugitive, Shion decided to take him in for the night and protect him, which resulted in drastic consequences: because of his actions, Shion and his mother lost their status as elites and were relocated elsewhere, and the darker side of the city began to make itself known.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Jack the Ripper, Oda Nobunaga, Dracula, the Shinsengumi, The Chosen One, Demon King, and many others! In the vast universe of fiction with overlapping names who has truly earned or best represents their respective title. If you believe one deserves it more than the rest then come by and make your case. Rules are simple, as long as the character is specifically called the title you think they deserves it is valid. Whether its for serious or comedic reasons as long as you believe they deserve the title come and convince me but be prepared to debate
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General
Panelist: exshade
Let's be honest, there's always arguments among the hero classes about who has the best quirk. Come join our heros and ask questions, and take a poll on who present has the best power!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: TrinCos
Scenes and black out of characters from various anime and Hentai will be placed up on the screen, and the attendees will guess who the character is.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Weeb Speak
A Con favorite returns! This is an anime and video game twist on the classic improv show "Whose Line is it anyway?". Laugh your butt off with all the Con related antics our group can come up with on the fly. And, who knows, you may get a chance to show off your skills up on stage.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Panelist: Yuhki
TDP wants you to start playing tabletop RPGs! Let us give you whatever knowledge you need to start playing one of the many amazing games on the market. We'll focus on how to get a group together, pick a game to your liking and getting started! If you already roleplay we'll show you how to expand your horizons, get some more anime style RPG on or something completely bizarre!
Schedule: Laveen A/B (Guest) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Ever looked at a wig and thought "how?!" Us too. Come join some fellow cosplayers in a panel all about the truest struggle: "how do I make a wig DO THAT?" we'll share some before and afters of our own wigs and some tips and tricks that have worked for us for an array of styling needs!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: danierika
Women face unique challenges as both gamers and streamers online. Our panelists will discuss how they handle these challenges, as well as their success stories. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions for an open discussion.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: BroadcastPHX
Want to see what some of the true staples of japanese hentai are and find out what they are all about then come in. These will be some of the old and new biggest hentai episodes out there along with some of my favorites. Ever wonder what the genres are well im going to let you know.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Panelist: FatedHero
You've heard of Worbla, but what is it really? What are the differences between regular, black, clear, pearl, and red? How do you use it? What are the pros and cons? Come learn the answers to these questions with Schrei205, who has built lots of props and armor using this material!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Schrei205
If you've ever been interested in Warhammer 40K, Infinity, or any 28mm wargames, this is the panel for you! We will be doing a crash course in painting miniatures at this scale using paintbrushes and acrylic paints - even if you aren't into Warhammer, miniature painting can be a calming and rewarding creative hobby. Miniatures, paint, and brushes will be available to use. Paint a mini and take it home with you! (attendees must register for this workshop)
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Tags: Hobby Expo
If you enjoy catchy music, cool dancing, high-production videos and beautiful, stylish, meme-worthy people, maybe you'd enjoy the rising phenomenon of Kpop! From ballads to bangers, playful and cute to sexy and smoldering, your world is about to get a little more daebak when K-idols come for your heart! Come learn about the hottest groups and songs, the latest trends and industry news, and talk up your faves and make new friends in the growing Kpop community!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
There are some pretty... interesting hentai out there, and that means there's a market, right? Well, we wanna find out who that market is. Come and join us as we figure out who, what, and why. #Fapfest2k18
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult
Panelist: weaboo.png
After a successful thermonuclear weapons test in the deserts of New Mexico. The Black Beast of the Nemesis Knights is ready to kill a bit of his soul again. By bring the foulmouthed, drinking and smoking older brother of Would you Rather. In this 18 up edition of Would You Rather nothing is off limits, nothing is sacred. Uncle Monty is off this meds and his rocker, So buckle up!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Do you have your eye on a certain someone? Have you spent hours thinking of ways to confess your feelings? Well, look no further! We'll teach you how write your way into that heart of his. After taking this literature lesson he'll be thinking of just (Monika) you.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: Lit Class 101
Vocaloid is known of it's vast variety of content creators. However, with over 100,000 songs, some of them are bound to make you do a double take. Join us as we showcase some of the creepiest, funniest, and most confusing music videos from the Vocaloid fandom.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
It's about being a muitlple media, youtuber who does YouTube reviews and interviews and videogrpahy, photogrpahy on a budget.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: TheXLTE part 2
join come Naruto Uzumaki and his crew on a crazy truth or dare/improve skits
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
We've all done it. We're all guilty of it. Once or twice, or even now, we have written some drivel that we had the nerve to post on the internet. Join Prince Raven and friends as we reveal the worst fan fiction we have ever written. Ever. From song fic, to crack, to smut, nothing is off the table.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
When it comes to art, age doesn't matter. Anyone can be an artist! Children can come learn and draw in an anime style at this safe and friendly environment. Hosted by an artist of over 18 years.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: KatDensetsu
come play against yuri and victor. go up against yurio. do your best to win the first yuri on ice grand prix. also ask us some questions you'd been wanting answers for.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Join your favorite Yuri!!! on Ice characters in this "after hours" panel - discuss your favorite ships, scenes, and learn the characters' darkest secrets. Who is Chihoko?? This panel is "ship and let ship." No fandom discourse!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment