Do YOU have what it takes to be the next HOKAGE!? Unleash your inner foxy demon and join us for an hour of hot/wild/Make-out paradise ninja action! Come find out if you are smarter than, Naruto Uzumaki! Join us as we play a game of WWND? (What would Naruto Do?) but with a 18+ twist! Unite with others or solo-it and come up with a scenario to "What would Nartuo do if if he had a hot tub time machine!?" How many raunchy move sets can you come up with for Kage-bunshin-no-jutsu!? Come for the laughs! Come for the fun! Win prizes! Always remember, WWND?
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, General
Do you love to cosplay? Think you have what it takes to be the next COSPLAY CLOSET champion? Join the Cosplay closet Competition where you will be pitted against the highest degree of duct tape, bags and paper plate masters (i.e. your fellow con-goers) in this contest of skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and most importantly: FUN! Come cheer on your favorite team as they race against the clock to build the most creative cosplay known to man! Cosplay is Love. Cosplay is Life!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
What makes roleplaying games so great is that you can do anything-and that can lead to some crazy moments. The weird character concepts, the clutch critical rolls to kill a boss when near death. Come join TDP as we open the floor to all and share some of stories while inviting you to do the same.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Japan is a harmonious nation for a reason. There are rules for everything. Whether you are going as a tourist, doing a homestay, or teaching English, here are ten ways you can potentially embarrass yourself and/or offend your hosts in Japan. From toilet shoes to desecrating your rice, Sara Fujimura (TANABATA WISH) will help you bust the Rude American stereotype one visit at a time.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General
Panelist: SaraFujimura
If you boil them down, there are only seven stories in the world. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, Sara Fujimura (TANABATA WISH) teaches participants how to put a unique, specific spin on a universal experience to create a story that the audience hasn?t heard before yet can still connect with on a subconscious level. Whether you write fanfic, books, screenplays, or plot-heavy videogames, this workshop is for all kinds of storytellers.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: SaraFujimura
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: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
The heroes of Paris have taken a break from crime fighting to have a fun filled pajama party! Join Ladybug, Chat Noir and her friends play some fun pajama games! Prizes available for those who are LUCKY enough to CHARM us with their skills!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: KaleiCos
Wanna talk about agents? Voice over demos? The difference in the mediums? How to get started? This is the panel for you. Cherami Leigh answers questions and introduces you to the world as an actor.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
This panel's going to teach you how to do the fun stuff! I'm going to teach you how to give yourself scars, colorful eyebrows, freckles and so much more! Even if you've never picked up an eyeliner (or even if you don't know what that is!) you can still learn how to these techniques.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Calavanitas
Learn how to take Gunpla modeling to the next level by achieving that "realistic" look to your models without breaking the bank with expensive weathering products. Learn to utilize advanced detailing techniques so your models won't look like toys but real world Mecha.
Schedule: Cave Creek (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: juan
Want your next costume to have wings that open and close at the push of a button? Come join the cosplayers from The Crooked Feather and learn how to build your own robotic or pneumatic wings! Learn the basics of wing movement and design, wiring and circuitry, and back brace design, as well as where to get the parts you need to get started. Several working wings will be on display for you to examine, and we will leave time for you to ask for advice on your own projects. You can see examples of The Crooked Feather's work at www.thecrookedfeather.com We have worked with film productions, cosplayers and celebrities around the world to create realistic and fantastical wings. The Crooked Feather designs have been worn by R. Kelly, Jessica Nigiri, Miss USA International, runner up in the Miss International Pagent, and Miss Idaho contestants.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Ever wondered what Aikatsu!'s top idols do on their off time? Or maybe what they do to get ready for each performance? Well they're here to answer all your burning questions! Come visit our top idols as they let you in on the secrets of their personal life!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Ever heard of that anime AIkatsu! that's become increasingly popular in Japan, Indonesia, and China? Ever wanted to know more about it? Well here's your chance! We'll take you through what Aikatsu! is, how it got started, and everything else you'll need to know about this awesome idol anime. Come join us!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
This is literally anything and everything about cosplay! Ever wonder where to find nice wigs for cheap? Or want to know more about costuming? How about big prop making? Then this is your panel! Come share tips and your own passion for the love of cosplay!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: SamC.8642
yaoi yaoi yaoi come watch and learn about some yaoi that you might have not known about. and talk all about your favorite ships.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult
Panelist: Miricide
Have you ever wanted to make an AMV but didn't know where to start? Than come join us at AMV 101! Will go over the basics of what goes into AMV's as well as video editing!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, General
Do you want to see all the awesome display of art, effects,and hard work from very talented AMV editors from all over the world? Come watch the AMV contest. Everything from action to drama with some comedy and more. We guarantee 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) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Miss Deep
Based on the popular webcomic, welcome to the world of sh#tposting. Join your team leaders Spark, Blanche, Candela and Noire for a series of mock battles based on their personal strategies and ask them questions about their private lives. Noire will be subject to a swear jar.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Manga, Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: Team Harmony
Do you get "the feels" when watching or finishing an anime series? Join the Anime Anonymous crew as we bring together people with similar interests and feelings toward anime. We will discuss different topics that include favorite anime series, characters, and more!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
Join the Anime Anonymous crew as we bring together fans 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.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
A game show where you bring your anime and music knowledge together as a team, put it to the test, placing candy bets and Rock Paper Scissors to answer the questions. The 3 top teams with the most candy at the end will win prizes!!! We really try to play it off as a real game show.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: mochi fever
Charades plus Anime equals fun! Come up and see if you can act out certain anime titles and characters!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: K2U
Are you bored? Are you Lonely? Wanna fix that? Please join us and a room full of like minded individuals, who really, are just looking for love- or just a good laugh. This panel is the anything goes antic action of the dating game, often mixed with a sweet anime twist. Just be warned, things can get a bit hot.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Yuhki
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 vapid tripe of J-Stars Victory VS, and Dragon Ball Z Sagas, and worse. RisingJericho runs down what these games to be locked firmly in your console for months on end, rather than gathering dust in 1 dollar bin of your local gas station.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: RisingJericho
Come join us for an evening of games inspired by Hollywood Game Night such as Clue Boom, Name That Anime Tune, Anime Name Game, and so much more! Put your anime knowledge to the test with games such as Timeline, and Who Dat. Come play and join the FUN!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Do you think you know all there is to know about anime? Then come on down to Anime Jeopardy, where we will test your knowledge! Prizes are awarded from first place to last - so don't worry, every contestant will win a prize!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: Vivacity
Take the stage of Rupaul's Drag Race, But put anime characters in those queens place! 2 characters will battle it out to take the crown, base on the audiences reaction of the performance, There will be one winner, One Lip Sync God!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament (R) is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case! But remember: be ready for a debate, because you'll certainly get one.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming
Are you looking for good anime to watch? Are you put off by the Narutos, Cleaning Products and Posing Muscle Men named JoJo? Take advantage of this panel and expand your horizons.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Come join us as Aqours AZ celebrates its one-year anniversary! Meet the members of Aqours, play fun trivia games, and be prepared to watch some amazing dance performances by both the entire group and subunits! We have a special presentation planned for you, including chances to win Love Live! merchandise and test your luck at the scouting box! We can't wait to see you!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Aqours AZ
The Asian-American experience is one filled with intricacies whether it's about media representation and even simple interactions in everyday life. Join us as we discuss our thoughts on popular movies and shows such as Ghost in the Shell and Fresh off the Boat.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Mailorder
Welcome to Aoba Johsai! Better known as Seijou- or even more known as literally the best volleyball team ever! Our team consists of a well coordinated and balanced group of smart and extremely athletic people who will not only entertain you but thrill you!! (Especially me, Oikawa Tooru, yes I'm the captain and the setter, kind of a big deal~!) What you can expect is a relatively peaceful evening of an ask panel, truth or dare, game session, or whatever I feel like doing to be honest unfortunately I'm not coordinating this panel, Iwa-chan just wanted me to do the intro because I'm obviously the best eyecandy to lure in an audience! So take your questions up with him! Catch ya there~! ~Tooru
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: delylah03
We?re back and at it again for more excitement! I HOPE you were listening real close last time and this time we will answer your questions! I know you came up with some you can?t lie to me. So come join us for more Dangan Ronpa goodness!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Come join the team mates of karasuno High's volley ball team for some fun games, a Q&A and a good time! We hope to see you there
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Haikyuu arizona
It?s been years since Overwatch disbanded, but as conflict rises across the world once more, old heroes and new must come together to restore the peace. In search of new members, renowned Overwatch hero Soldier 76 has gathered a diverse panel of former Overwatch members to answer YOUR questions about what it?s really like to be part of this international organization. Will you join us?
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Have you ever wanted to ask morty about some of the questionable things that rick does? or maybe you wanna ask Beth what her fave wine is? will look no further as the smiths and some other versions of the time traveling duo answer some long asked questions!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: indigo star
After two years at PCC, we're coming to Sabo better than ever! Join characters from the world of Avatar: the Last Airbender and ask them whatever you'd like! (Please keep it PG - there may be young'uns attending! Also the characters will be knowledgeable of the events from the show and comics, but nothing after from Legend of Korra!) We will also have games where you can win some tasty prizes!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, General
Get together with some of the guys and Yukimura of the Otome game world of Hakuouki, and ask your favorite Samurai some questions! Interact with the guys and Chizuru, and observe the hilarity of them interacting with each other as they bring their world to you!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: MidnightZero
Come chat with Keith and Lance about what life is like being the Defenders of the Universe! Ask questions, talk about the other Paladins, discuss theories, and possibly some ships (?)...
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: The Guild Girls
Ask you're favorite defenders of the universe any question your heart desires. Including shipping questions. And ending the panel will be a game that your beloved Space Dad has decide for us to play. Maybe even adding a little fun of truth or dare into the mix.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: delylah03
This is a favorite Saboten Con event where you will get a sneak peak at trailers for some exciting upcoming movies. After the trailers we will hold a raffle for FREE movie promotional material (T-shirts, baseball caps, special posters and more). Sponsored by CASFS.org (Central Arizona Speculative Fiction Society).
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: movieman
A Spin-off of "Blurry Rick F's Up Anime", our casting director Rick has some help from his associates and other perverts to assist in talking to sexy anime girls. Special guest include, Alex Jones, Chris Hansen, Charlie Sheen, & more!!!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Fluffy fix-it AUs? 50k of well-written angst? Not here. Trolls, crackfics and cringe-worthy fiction dredged up from the depths of internet garbage. Join us as we read some of our newest finds, but be warned.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Acebutts
It's a adult twist on a simple game of bingo! Have you ever just read a straight up odd fanfiction? Follow this game board of those odd but funny traits! Call bingo and win some hilarious prizes!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: SamC.8642
Have you ever looked at a character and just say, "What is your point?" Join the M.S.D.F for a discussion about the most useless characters in Anime.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
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 and talk about and show off your ball-jointed dolls!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Scared of tackling that ultimate cosplay because ballgowns frighten you? Have a small space and just don't think you can work with that much fabric? Scared of using satin or silks? The ballgown can be a monster of a cosplay. Come to Ballgown basics and join professional seamstress Diana Gallegos as she talks you through patterns and how to construct a bodice and giant bell skirt for a ballgown, what to put under that ballgown for shape, and what materials to use and how to best go about using them. She'll even give you pointers on how to use a small space to construct this giant monster.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: poisonsugar
Makeup is the cherry on top that truly transforms you into your character in cosplay! We'll be talking about ways to enhance your character and make yourself a truly beautiful bishounen/bishoujo! New to makeup? Don't worry, we'll talk about the basics, too!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Join D-Piddy and learn how to be a YouTube content creator!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Miss Deep
test how much you know about black butler. so get a team together and get ready. hosted by the Phantomhive family come play jeopardy with the black butler crew and win some awesome prizes.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Miricide
ever wanna ask what if Ciel loves Sebastian? or maybe what you have to tell undertaker to make him laugh? maybe why Grell killed Madam Red? or which triplet Hannah like more? or maybe if Alois ever got Claude's love? well ask them yourself! we're here to provide you the Phantomhive hospitality and more
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult
Panelist: Miricide
Join us Ladys, Gentleman, All inbetween for a extravagant game of Truth or Dare with Your favorite Black Butler characters!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Ciel Phantomhive formally invites you to spend an hour of fun and games such as the pocky challenge, paper challenge, truth or dare, the basics to our cosplay's and more! But, that's not all! Join us for hilarious cosplay stories and deep dark secrets... Be prepared for exchanging jokes and yaoi moments! (Please bring cats ~Sebastian)
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Sakura Rose
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-dub 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: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Cosplay is for everyone! Join us for an hour of body positivity as well as tips and tricks for cosplay for your body type! With Shamedgeeky, Obsessed Author Cosplay, The Afanc's Lake, and Billy Bolt.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
In a world filled with villains, heroes are born! Join panelist who have amazing quirks do Q and A's, truth or dare, and fun games near the end! Please join the fun.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Daniaalq
Just watched good romance anime? A bad one? Looking for a new one? Join us as we talk about some of our best and worst anime romance experiences.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Join us as we watch the newest DVD of the fan tour BTS went on during 2016! Bring your lightsticks and join your fellow ARMYs as we cheer on our bias and bias wreckers as they sing and dance their hearts out on stage!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Cosplay for the starving student! We share tips and tricks gained from years of cosplaying on no money. All the secrets to finding cheap materials, and construction tips on how to use them! With Shamedgeeky, Obsessed Author Cosplay, The Afanc's Lake, and Billy Bolt.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: shamedgeeky
What would you do if your character suddenly found themselves in another anime universe? Or your character ended up obsessed with mystic messenger? Now you can find out! Join our all inclusive skit panel where we give you a prompt and you are left to act it out how you wish with others! Cosplays not required! Prizes included!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Come and ask Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, aka Carla Perez, all your questions!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Carla Perez
For those just getting into gaming, we're here to show you what your character is. For the more experienced, we're here to show you what your character could be. For everyone we're here to show you how to make characters that will live, breathe, and grow the way you envision them. We'll be going over the basics of character creation at its core, the concept of your character, then going over the mechanics of how to bring them to life.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Welcome to Circus Baby's Pizza world, where fun and interactivity go beyond anything you've seen at those "other" pizza places! Here in this Sister Location themed party, we will celebrate with music, Q and A, Truth or Dare, costume contests with prizes, and even more fun games, including Five Nights at Freddy's games on computer for people to volunteer and play! Come join the party!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: NightCove_theFox
The Space-Time Witch has gathered together characters from all over the CLAMP universe for a relaxing afternoon. Yuuko may be persuaded to extend the invitation to others for some fun and games, so long as they have business to conduct or wishes that need granting, of course. $10 entry
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/02/2017 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Cafe
Come put your feet up and relax while having a snack and enjoying some amazing entertainment from our dance team and our band! Since we have so many new staff this year, we thought it would be fun to put the themes aside and give you all a chance to get to know us a little bit! We will have group games for prizes, table games to get to know your neighbors, and so much more! This is an all-ages event, so of course the chibi otaku are always welcome! All children under 10, "con virgins", and those celebrating a birthday during Saboten weekend get a free goody bag! :o Come by at the end of the last showing for a character auction, where you get to spend an extra hour with the maid or host of your choice while hanging out around the con! Tickets are available at the registration desk. ***15% of raffle ticket and auction proceeds go to Safe Haven for Animals, a non-profit, volunteer-run, no-kill shelter located in Scottsdale, AZ.*** $10 per person
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/03/2017 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, Cafe
Panelist: Sugar Pink
Welcome to Club Yami where we specialize in guts and gore. Have your fortune read by one of our gruesome ghosts or partake in a casual seance. Make sure to wear your best funeral garb while you play games with fiends of the underworld and view a variety of our favorite Japanese horror flicks. This event isn?t for the faint of heart. If you?ve got a thirst for horror, we?re here to satisfy that need.
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Cafe
Panelist: Torihada
Seize the Initative - A Dragon AGE Encounter - Enter the World of Thedas with the Adventure Game Engine and join a band of fellow Grey Warden initiates who's mission goes awry when the past returns sparked by the events of the present. What trials look to hinder these would be Warden on a mission to prove their worthiness? Find out in 'Duty unto Death
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Sage
Cherami Leigh, producer and actor in the upcoming mockumentary web series about voice actors starring voice actors- funded by YOU- the fans; will show you episodes, behind the scenes footage and answer your questions about the series.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Join Sweets4aSweet Cosplay in anti-bullying and learning to be confident in cosplay.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
This isn't your typical "Man vs Wild" episode. Do you want to know how to survive your first convention? Have you any convention hacks of your own share? If you answered yes to any of the questions, head on over to "Convention vs Cosplay: How to Survive a Con." We'll discuss how to schedule yourself, vendor hall planning, first time masquerade and contest entries, what to do if Murphy's Law strikes, and other tips and tricks. By the end of this panel, you're sure to be a convention Bear Grylls.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
So you've tried foam armor, but you're not too happy with the durability of it and it's pretty difficult to get curved shapes without seams. Do we have a solution for you! Thermoplastics like worbla make sturdy suits of armor and are easy to mold into tiny intricate details. Come join us as we give you a tour of what the world of thermoplastics has to offer you.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Noodle Cosplay
Have you ever wondered what your favorite anime character would say when there stuck in traffic with other characters? Or how about what they would do to save Timmy from the well? Come and find out! Cosplay characters from all around come and act out what you would do in various situations!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: K2U
Come find your potential other half during the 16+ Cosplay Dating Game! With last year being a huge success lets see how it goes for year 2! With audience participation come join us for some good laughs, tears, drama and romance!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Con Mom & Dad
There are thousands of different ways to make the same costume and sometimes all of the different techniques and materials can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many different foams and thermoplastics on the market and near innumerable amounts of fabrics, so how are you going to decide?? This jacket pattern has all the correct seams and details but will it really make you look like the character? Come join us at the drawing board where we discuss how to make these decisions and give tips and tricks on how to really bring your character to life. Just keep one thing in mind, don't be afraid to think outside the box!~
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Noodle Cosplay
In the style of RuPaul's Drag Race this is a fun and short cosplay competition. Audience members will be chosen to participate and strut their stuff on the runway, make cosplays out of provided materials, lipsync for their lives, and woo the judges to become Saboten's Next Cosplay Superstar. And remember, don't eff it up.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: 3 broke girls
This panel focuses on the diversity of cosplayers in the con and web community while celebrating the imense variety of creativity that allows everyone to cosplay no matter thier looks. Let's encourage positive environment that will allow even more amazing costumes and ideas.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Choco Cosplay
Ever found yourself washed out in photos? Or just want that added step on how to enhance your craft? Come on down and we'll talk makeup! All skill levels welcome!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Shiki Cosplay
Are you a cosplayer or an aspiring cosplayer who's on a tight budget and can't afford the expensive material? Or you want to travel for cosplay to other conventions but don't know how to track where the cheapest gas is or hotels or even flights. Let me help you out with some amazing tips, tricks, and where to find those cheap places to eat.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Autumn Dayss
ever want to know what you should expect from a cosplay shoot? In this panel we will cover expectations, etiquette, do's and don't's and the process of a photoshoot.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Photo and Autograph, General
Panelist: Deeganmarie
Want to up your photo game? Join Green Jello Cosplay and get some tips for posing, angles, and how to communicate with your photographer
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Join Enji Night, K Cosplay, Green Jello Cosplay, Sweets4aSweet Cosplay and Corgi Cosplay with all you cosplay questions!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Join International cosplayer, Enji Night, and ask her all of your cosplay questions!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Enji Night
Cosplay Saved my Life Join Chiyo Cosplay and Corgi Cosplay on a feel good story time about how great cosplay is for your life! With helping to make friends, get out of your shell, or even just helping to motivate you to get out of bed each day! Let's share our love of the hobby together and how it has helped us all!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
An hour long discussion on what Cosplay Shaming is, how to spot it, and how to try and stop it in the Cosplay Community. There will be a Q&A, discussion, and tips given. Please help us to stop the spread of negativity in the cosplay community.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Planning and performing cosplay skits can be difficult, but there's no need to panic! Whether you're trying to make a dramatic and dialogue filled scene, or a fun and happy dance skit, this panel will help you succeed! Join us in this panel; as we discuss performance tips and tricks, audio making, and how to make sure your skit has a huge impact!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
Don't know what to bring to your first con? It's all fun and games till your prop breaks! That's when you need a cosplay survival guide! Providing any and all information you could ever want to know. We are even giving away a cosplay survival bag! Everything you need to have the best time at the convention!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: SamC.8642
A more pratical twist on the Cosplay 101 panel. This panel offers tips and tricks in order to make cosplaying itself more efficient and overall enjoyable experience from the screen to the con
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Choco-cosplay
Have a general idea for an original character design? Maybe your own hero, villain, gijinka, steampunk assassin or even your own princess? Join costume designer and seamstress Diana Gallegos in how to bring your ideas to life. She will show her own inspirations in creating her award winning designs with examples of her work. She will also go over selecting patterns with some patterning tips then go over how to add some flair with details, trims and colors. You can even start designing right there in the panel. By the end you will have a stellar cosplay planned, a cosplay you can be proud of because everything is all you, even down to the design. Be proud of your creativity and see how far it can take you.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: poisonsugar
Are you new to cosplay or just want to learn more about it? If you've found yourself looking into costumes and asked yourself, "What Did I Get Myself Into?!" this panel is for you. You'll learn about the pros and cons of buying vs making cosplays, newbie hacks for wigs and makeup, marketing, and how to survive in cosplay. By the end of this panel, you'll be more prepared to tackle the crazy world of cosplaying! As well, we will be teaching how to make, and building cosplay care packages!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
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: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
Learn how to do makeup and transform yourself for cosplay/crossplay with K Cosplay.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: K Cosplay
Fun stories and cultural sensitivity when cosplaying outside your own country. We'll talk about our favorite moments in Japan and the Netherlands and share some travel tips!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Does your passion for cosplay go further than just the convention scene? Ever wanted to cosplay for events that raise money for groups such as Toys for Tots or possibly volunteering as a character for events such as: charity groups, Boys and Girls Club, Schools, Colleges, Hospitals, County Fairs, Town Festivals, movie theaters, Museums, Free Comic Book Day, KidFest, etc.? Come listen to the 4 Corners Ichigo Cosplay Guild and learn about how to Cosplay Volunteer in your own community! We will teach you the basics on how to give back to your community while doing something you love.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: tiezoc757
Are you interested in learning more about martial arts and how they can affect your cosplaying in a positive way? In this panel, we will go over the basic information necessary to ensure that you are able to perform your best. From costume and prop making tips and tricks, to choosing what character you want to play, this panel is for absolutely everyone! This is part one of our three part series but you don't need to go to this panel to attend the other ones.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: NAU Wushu Team
Want to learn about lolita fashion but don't know where to begin? Know the basics but just need a little more information? Join us for Crash Course Lolita as we deliver you the history and facts, as well as the best tips and tricks for getting and wearing Lolita Fashion from Japan! If you don't think you can afford lolita, then you can't afford to miss this panel where we will also be sharing the best budget options for beginners and experienced lolita enthusiasts alike. You'll be amazed how much you can learn in an hour!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: AZ Lolitas
This panel is all about teaching you the right makeup for cosplay! I'll cover which products and tools to use, techniques that work specifically for cosplay and some tips and tricks for making your makeup go that extra mile during those hot convention days.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Calavanitas
Options in design, hats verses head wear. This panel will discuss materials and techniques used in hat creating and designing elaborate costume head wear, with demonstration.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
What do game development, cosplay, and eSports all have in common? Surprisingly, quite a lot! Join Chris Tang - a game designing, cosplaying, champion gamer living life in the pop culture creative crossroads as he talks about the state of his current "Flight Armor Project: STRIKE HARBINGER" game, the journey going from being a AAA to indie creator, and how a simple love for anime and games can lead to many an awesome thing, including what you do professionally. If you have an interest in game dev, building cool stuff, competition or something random - come by for some maniacal motivation and a laugh or two. There MIGHT even be a Q&A and some giveaways, so... BOOM! TETRIS FOR JEFF!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Guests: Chris Tang
Tired of the same ol' pop up scares from games like Resident Evil or Dead Space? Want a game that really gets under your skin and ruins your childhood at the same time? Well my friends, you've come to the right place. Welcome to Creepypasta Galore where we venture into video game related Creepypasta about possessed cartridges, creepy hacks, and even games that are unintentionally scary. Forget about going to sleep tonight Jeff, because these games will make you tremble in F.E.A.R.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: captainnalexx
Ever have an embarassing story you couldn't tell to the general public? Have a gross ex who creeped you out and sent weird love letters? Wanna see some weird videos that generally make us umcomfortable? Then you've come to the right place. Come and join us as we listen, share and even show some really weird stories from our pasts, and hopefully hear from you guys too!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Weaboo.png
If you've ever had a question about the Fatal Frame series, now is your chance to ask it! In this panel, Agent Hack will be going over the points to the classic ghost-hunting game and answering questions about her own experiences with the games (even at the expense of ruining her street cred). New and old fans alike are welcome to join in the discussion!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Agent_Hack
Watch fellow congoers go head to head in a competition as to who will be the best cosplayer! In four rounds, contestants will have to work with sabotages from loving audience members as they create cosplay in order to see who will be The World's Best Cosplayer!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: papabokuto
Join the dancestors in a QnA and Interactive Games from the webcomic Homestuck, Prizes will be handed out and lots of fun games.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming, Photo and Autograph
Panelist: Daddytbh
With the coming English release of Danganronpa V3 nearing, here's an open discussion panel with our audience. Together we will introduce the characters and speculate upon their talents, as well as take a look at the new game mechanics that V3 will introduce! In the Ultimate Academy for Gifted Juveniles, will Hope prevail again or will it all end in Despair?
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Team Harmony
For seasoned roleplayers to rookie game masters. Here we will talk about the common pitfalls and hurdles that players of all types come across when gaming. We'll discuss how to overcome the dangers of new groups and how to enkindle the discovery of new friends.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
A fun twist of the popular game show Deal or no Deal! Think you got what it takes? Have fun and win lots of prizes! Come on down and lets make a deal!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: SamC.8642
Starting from ideas and concept, storyline and construction ideas. Dolls today, with question and answer opportunity on costuming, hats and headwear ideas and information on where to get materials.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
This class will teach the technique and use of millinery wires used for frame construction. We will be making a glamorous fashion hat using traditional millinery materials. A review of the hats and different styles used in millinery wiring will be covered. We will also review designs we have used in our workshop at Saboten for the past 4 years. Be sure to sign up in advance as this will be a fun, informational class that can be used in creating many different hat designs for you bjd and you! *Ten spots available in the class. $10 per person. Materials and instruction supplied. *Please bring your own scissors and sewing needle
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
So you've been watching all the cosplayer's tutorials on Youtube, but you can't afford all the pricey, high end makeup they use. What's a broke cosplayer to do? Come to our panel to find out! We discuss ways to save money on makeup and stay safe doing it! With Shamedgeeky, Obsessed Author Cosplay, The Afanc's Lake, and Billy Bolt.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
Have you ever watched an anime that flat out disappointed you? Has there been an adaptation of your favorite manga that didn't meet your expectations? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we explore our latest disappointments, and allow you all to come explain your biggest disappointments as well!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime
Dying for a night in with your favorite Princesses? We have you covered! Join the Disney cast in all of their glittery pajama party glory as we ask questions, play games, and try some fun challenges! (This is a family friendly event, so be nice!)
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: KaleiCos
This panel will be about horror games,before we play the games we give a description to the audience where the origin of the horror games or quick rpgs,some are based on slasher movies and some are based on serial killers that give you insight on how creepy the games are. I would suggest the panel would be at least 13+ because some of the games are a bit too scary,not gorey but some very creepy
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Gaming
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: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: AnimatorAR
So as you all know, Dot.Hack is back with its 15th anniversary! Last Recode is coming and who knows what else. Join Atoli as we discuss what is to come and what Last Recode will entail despite being a remaster! And of course celebrating the 15th anniversary. We hope to see you there
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 09:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Want to know more about the DRAMAtical Murder cast? Ask us anything, or throw a few dares our way! Tell us about your ships and theories from this game!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
Have a fandom the you love or despise? always looking for somewhere to discuss them? Well grab your favorite drink and come spend an hour with the team from Fanboy rant as we discuss fandoms, debate crucial points and all have a jolly good time.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Fanboyrant
Along the same lines as whose line is it anyway, we dub over scenes in anime, TV shows and movies with the viewers
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Vannabug96
Do you like subs? or would you rather have dubs? Well this is the perfect place to talk about your favorite! Debate to see who has the same opinion as you and who has the bigger following: subs or dubs? Join us and help us determine the victor in video game voice acting.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Gaming
So you think you can moan like an anime girl? Join us for some good ol' fashion d-i-y hentai dubs!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: devilcreated
Come to our Durarara and Durarara x2 ask panel! There will be many durarara cosplayers in character including Izaya, Kanra, kida, shinra and more!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Sarena.cosplay
Can't find the right color fabric, trim, or wig? 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 ways to use them so you can achieve the look you want for your future cosplay!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Have you ever wondered what this "Earthbound" thing is, but you weren't sure where to start? Are you a veteran gamer searching for a little nostalgia? This is the panel for you! We will be informative and entertaining about this incredible RPG classic and its sister games. Whether you're a new fan, an old fan, or completely unfamiliar, Earthbound has something for everyone. Tonda Gossa!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Tired of boring amvs? would you rather get blue balls? And want Free Stuff? Then you should come to our panel, where will show you awesome AMVs that have tons of sexy waifus, ecchi and kawaii girls. So blow a load at our panel and don't pull out too quickly cause we'll be giving out free stuff in between songs!!!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
It's the little details can really make a costume. Join us as we share our favorite techniques for embellishing our favorite pieces, including custom bias tape, ruffles, beading, rhinestones, and more!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Come learn about one of the most versatile building materials in cosplay. Find out what EVA foam is and where to get it, along with the other tools you need to make it bend to your imagination. Learn the basics that will give the foundation to jump in to one of the least expensive ways to COSPLAY!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: 1889workshop
After find out what it is, come learn some interesting ways to make it work for you. Find out what Pepakura/Papercraft is and how you can use advance techniques to make 3D models precisely using foam and pros and cons of using my technique, btw there is some math involved.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: 1889workshop
In this workshop you will learn about the different types of EVA foam, how to cut and join foam together, how to seal it properly using heat and sealants, and how to finish your foam prop. EVA foam is used in most armor cosplays and this workshop will serve as an introduction to EVA foam by making a set of bracers. You will be able to experiment with the various techniques of working with EVA foam in constructing your own personalized set of bracers. 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 bracers and will be available to help you on the path to mastering your own foam 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 $10 and covers all materials needed to build a set of EVA foam bracers. Limit of 12 people.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: The 105th Squad
Join the beloved Guardians by asking them questions and Get amazing answers. by amazing we mean mediocre.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Daddytbh
Join Eyeshine for a live concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Come and join Eyeshine for their final Phoenix performance!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
The Fairy Tail guild is back! There's a lot of shenanigans and fun bound to happen. Join your favorite wizards and find out their darkest secrets and have some well-deserved fun.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Ashing.Lee
Do you think you have what it takes to guess what people answer when it comes to basic anime and video game questions? Do you want to win awesome prizes and candy? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we bring you Family Feud -Anime Edition-!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Everyone's favorite game show is back with an anime twist! Fun for all ages we invite you to come join a team and compete to win prizes and prove your team to be the very best anime fans (like no one ever was). No prior experience is necessary!
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, General
Panelist: Squad Goals
Join us for an hour of naughty fun as we take the dirty words out of fanfictions and replace them with suggestions from the audience, mad libs style! But be warned, the end result might just be dirtier than the original!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Adult
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
This panel will discuss designing and creating for miniature bjd dolls. It will cover creating patterns, and abstract construction techniques used in hard body designing. This informative panel talk will give you design ideas and construction information.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
You've heard the name Fate/Stay Night, but have you ever been lost or confused about all of the other spin off series? Or why is it that there's so many characters who all have that sane face? Well then come to our discussion and we'll explain everything from Fate/Stay Night to the new Fate/Apochrypha and everything in between.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: Project Nailbat
The "whys" of cosplay--why do we continue to cosplay and attend conventions? This panel is to serve as a reminder of good experiences in this sometimes-stressful past-time. Come share your stories and hear the stories of others reminding all of us what makes this hobby such a fun and worth-while experience!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: AmaraSama
It's all began with a stone...or so the legend goes. 15 years ago Square released their first MMO and it was unlike anything the world had seen before. An epic cinematic story, multilingual player base, auto-translations and made a tight knit community. It stands as the highest grossing game for SQEX, and the last game made for the PS2.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Gaming
Panelist: Waywardsunz
In 1966, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry invited fans to boldly go where no fans had gone before. His legacy spread across television, into books and movies, and finally reached anime and video games to bring us to where we are today. In this interactive panel-museum you can take a small first-hand look at the fandom of previous generations, read about the changing landscape of fandom across the years, and see how the fans of days past helped contribute to the face of the anime industry and fandoms today. [This panel is self-guided and does not have a strict start time. Come in whenever you please!]
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Ninalyn
People love fighting games. However most people only care about the actual gameplay. But if you are one of those who get more enjoyment from the story then this panel is for you. From Street Fighter to Mortal Kombat, Guilty Gear to BlazBlue, and many others, join us as we take a look at several fighting games...not for the mechanics or gameplay but rather the stories that they try to tell behind the combat
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming
Panelist: Project Nailbat
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: Cave Creek (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: FatedHero
Come one! come all! Join Noctis and his Chocobros along with other characters in a fun game of truth or dare!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Do you want to find your waifu in real laifu or your husbando in Orlando? Come on down to this panel and talk among people with your same situation(s) and learn a thing or two from both the panelists and the attendees in the crowd!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: General
Are you a fan of horror and looking for the perfect game to chill you to the bone? Do you play every scary video game you can get your hands on, and are just DYING to share with your fellow horror fans? Then you definitely don?t want to miss this! Join us as we discuss the jump scares, the creepy, and the disturbing of some of our favorite horror video games.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
Join Corgi Cosplay and ZeroDante Cosplay as they discuss some basics of working with EVA foam to build armor and props! It's all about trial and error and learning what works for you, maybe learn through their errors and save yourself some time on your next project!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Who doesn't enjoy food and sexiness tied into one? From one of the hottest anime in 2016, come join the students of the Toutsuki Culinary Academy as the girls don the elusive virgin killer sweaters, and the hosts romance you with alluring waiter uniforms. We will have the dance team performing some of our favorite sexy Kpop songs, and there will be room games like Cards Against Humanity! Due to popular demand, our naughty phrase balloon game will be back! We will have some super rad merch for sale, as well as photo opportunities and prizes! Come back at the end of the set for a character auction for a chance to spend an extra hour with the character of your choice! 15% of all proceeds from merch and the character auctions go to Safe Haven for Animals, a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer-run shelter in Scottsdale, AZ. **Please note, there will not be food involved in this event like a cafe, since it is free. However, you are welcome to eat and drink in the room.**
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Music, Cafe
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Tournament for starter decks only! Perfect for those looking for a starting point into a new game! Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $25 Entry ($20 Starter Deck + 5 Tournament Entry)
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Join Haru and the rest in a test. A test to see who's really the best. The catch? The audience doesn't know they'll be competing too.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Ashing.Lee
Have you heard of games like Yume Nikki, The Witch's House, or Ib? There's a lot more where those came from! We'll be showing you a lot of other games made with RPGMaker engines, and we'd like you to share your favorites with us!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: melty
Want to know what's new in K-Pop? New Bands? New songs from old bands? Tired of K-pop panels that show the same old boring videos every year? US TOO! Come and discover the newest and hottest songs and bands from the K-Pop industry brought to you by Alvi and Geekberry. We'll talk about what's going on with current faves and new idols. We will explain what is so amazing about K-Pop. This is where new people can become new fans and existing fans can fangirl/boy with us. There will be games, there will be prizes, and by god.. .there WILL BE K-POP!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Convention horror stories, behind-the-scenes, and more from Green Jello Cosplay! Green Jello Cosplay consists of cosplayers Garnet Runestar and Pannon(The Pannonator's Pan-tastic Cosplays).
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Guests
It's a bird, a plane, it's Guess that Ghibli panel! Come and guess your favorite Ghibli characters, movies etc. Are you a Ghibli master? Come show us your Ghibli knowledge.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
You've probably heard of a couple reputable sites to buy wigs off of. And may even know a couple cheaper sites you can buy them from, but perhaps don't know how to navigate those sites? How to tell what you're really going to get? In this panel we will show you how to get any quality wig you may need at prices that won't break the bank!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Vintage Auora
Free Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
What hidden hidden secrets started a war in space that destroyed half of humanity and nearly the world more than once? The Unicorn Gundam is has key to these questions and possibly, to humanity's future as well.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Are you a cool kid that loves volleyball? Well Join us to a funny Haikyuu panel filled with games and trivia!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Daniaalq
You think you have the most cosplay knowledge!? Think you can tell the difference between and Arda Silky and an Epic Cosplay wig without looking? Can you guess that satin? This is a game show for cosplayers who craft! Come play if you think you know your stuff, or watch and learn!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy
Panelist: devilcreated
Ever heard a phrase like "I pulled 3 all nighters in a row to finish this outfit!" or "I've been wearing [insert constricting or uncomfortable costume part] all day without a break!" Cosplay can be a really tough hobby and sometimes it's good to take a step back and take care of yourself. Join us as we discuss healthy habits to take care of yourself physically and emotionally before con and while in cosplay.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Noodle Cosplay
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: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Panelist: FatedHero
What's it like being Johnny? Find out OR just sit in the back of the room making mean faces. I guess you could find something else to do like roam the halls or do homework but...LAME. Show up, it's free.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come join Luffy and the Straw Hat crew for an hour of shenanigans, meat, and crack! Now's your chance to ask Sanji what his favorite recipe is! Or Zoro where to get the best booze. Or perhaps you'd like to ask Chopper how he puts up with everyone. Perhaps some old allies and enemies will show up to mix things up a bit. Anything can happen aboard The Thousand Sunny!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Together we'll discuss how to take your gaming experiences from the dungeon to the open world. We'll be going over how to create a vast populated world that is more than a series of dungeons and puzzles. From social and political intrigue to the shady underbelly of far off lands, we'll be showing you how to bring the world that exists at your table to life.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Did you know that Fire Emblem Awakening is the 13th game in the series? Or that the first ever Fire Emblem came out nearly 30 years ago? Come to our panel to learn more about the entire history about Fire Emblem. From where it began all the way to the new games that came out this year
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, General
Panelist: Project Nail Bat
Join international artists, Hollow Mello, for a live concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Come and meet the three person band led by vocalist Iruma Rioka, featuring Nemu Raven on guitar and Jill on violin.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Hey cosplayers! Ever accidentally stick yourself with a pin? Burn yourself with hot glue or an iron? Lose sleep (and sanity) during your last con crunch? Then have we got a panel for you! Cosplay is a hobby of trial and error, and sometimes that involves accidents. Join Storybook Syndicate and friends for an educational and entertaining panel as we reminisce about the the irresponsible decisions we've all made as cosplayers.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Join VA and Director Dave Trosko and Friends as they host a beginners course in Auditioning for Voice Overs. Try your skills out on actual scripts from past funimation shows directed by Dave in front of a live audience. See if you have what it takes!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Guests: Dave Trosko
Ever run in to a figure that just doesn't look right? Find a figure that is selling for a price too good to be true? Well those may be bootlegs. This panel will help you identify some fakes to keep your self safe. Will also have a give away.
Schedule: Cave Creek (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
Have you always thought about being a Voice Actor? Have you ever wondered what it's like behind the mic? Come join Team.EXE as we discuss how to get you started in Voice Overs! From what equipment to start all the way to how to get yourself out there!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: Team.EXE
A panel of nonsense and fun for those who love Steven Universe! Join us as we play How to Train Your Pearl, where audience members will get chosen to see who can hold the largest amount of items just like any good ol' Pearl would, along with other Steven Universe themed mini games, to earn prizes and jam out to our favorite Beach City jams!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Every seen an anime that just leaves you wondering...how was that not hentai. We sure have! We've made an embarrassingly comprehensive list of all those ecchi shows that just left us wondering, and hope to share it in a night full of fun, awkwardness, and huge oppai.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Have you ever wanted to be an idol? Now's your chance to learn from the best! We gathered the top idols from all your favorite idol animes to give you all a complete run-down of how to be an idol! We'll cover everything from song to coords to dance! Come join us in this interactive fun panel!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Have something to get off you're chest? Too ashamed to talk to your friends? To your counseller? Look no further! Cosplay anonymous is place for you! Surrounded by other cosplayers who understand what you're going through, it is a nonjudgmental, and dare I say safe?, place for cosplayers to talk about anything they want to take about.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
Are you good at improv? Are you especially good at improving the character you happen to be cosplaying? Then this is the panel for you! We'll be doing many improv mini games, including Hitchhiker, Bang, and Finish the story. Winners of mini games will get a prize!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Don your best, favorite, or any cosplay really! Anyone out of cosplay is welcome to participate as well! Have a character you love? Think you have their personality down pat? Want to test your skills and abilities against others? Well this is your chance!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Vintage Auora
Join international cosplayers, Enji Night and K Cosplay, and ask all the questions you have about international experiences and international competitions.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Stuck in ELO Hell? Join our panel of experienced players including a Grandmaster-Ranked coach who will help you climb! Whether you're completely new and unranked or a seasoned FPS player, we have tips that will step up your game.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Mailorder
Learn the basics of posing for your character and beginning makeup tips with Sweets4aSweet Cosplay.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
The basics of creating foam props, armor and weapons with Sweets4aSweet Cosplay.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
I feel ya, some things are just attractive and it's impossible to explain why. Come visit our confession panel on the discussion of fetishes, philias, or any other quirks you have when it comes to sexual attraction.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment
Do you think you have what it takes to be the Iron BJD Costume Champion? Bring your doll and your creativity and we will provide the rest. We give you the materials, we give you the time frame and you give us a costume. Costumes will be judged by a panel of judges and prizes will be given to the best costume.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Whether you want to eat katsu like YURI!! ON ICE or onigiri like they do in FRUITS BASKET or simply want to make chahan like they eat in TIGER AND BUNNY, this workshop is for you. As always, The Obento Lady sends you home with cooking knowledge, some fun stories, and free recipe cards.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General
Panelist: SaraFujimura
Join us once again for our annual J-Fashion show. Come see all the styles inspired by Japanese street fashion. Come support our local designers! This is sure to be the biggest and best show yet.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Guests
Come and listen to different stories from Japanese Mythology
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: genaeleina
We all know Japan is full of creepy, strange, weird (and sometimes hilarious) folklore and urban legends. Why not join us as we talk and share stories about them! We'll even show spooky videos as a treat!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Weaboo.png
Get to know Japanese symbols that are frequently used in anime. Ever seen a symbol in an anime and wondered what it is? Come and learn about Japanese symbolism to get a better understanding of the animes you love.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: genaeleina
Do you consider yourself a Touhou expert? Are you a newbie to the Touhou series and maybe want to learn more about it and have fun at the same time? Or maybe you're a casual fan who wants to test your knowledge? All are welcome to this game of Jeopardy, featuring questions about the iconic bullet hell franchise! Audience participation is not required but heavily encouraged!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: melty
Join Trevor McCarville and Jessica Butters as they have their big day where it all started.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: juan
Join international artists Jo Stars and Daisuke Hasegawa for a live concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2017 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Come and get your photos and autographs from Jo Stars and Daisuke Hasegawa.
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2017 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Music, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Ever wanted to know why Kakyoin likes cherries so much? Or what Giorno's favorite pizza toppings are? You can ask all your most burning questions to the JJBA group now! Join us for this awesome Q&A plus a game of Truth or Dare!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: valentinecosplay
Join DJ Mako, DJ XIII, DJ Maromi and DJ Jangles for Saboten Con's Friday night rave
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Miss Deep
Heere comes trouble! Do you love K-pop? Then boogie down to the K-Pop Dance Game, where we play the choruses of some of the best K-pop dances out there. All you have to do is jump up if you know the dance and join along! The rules are: Have fun!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Vivacity
So you've spent countless hours watching your favorite Kpop stars on Youtube and want to learn how to dance like them. Join Michael and Danielle for this special Kpop dance workshop that will help you learn the moves to dance like a pro. It doesn't matter if you are an expert or a beginner, all skill levels are welcome for this fun and interactive experience.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Miss Deep
So you've spent countless hours watching your favorite Kpop stars on Youtube and want to learn how to dance like them. Join Michael and Danielle for this special Kpop dance workshop that will help you learn the moves to dance like a pro. It doesn't matter if you are an expert or a beginner, all skill levels are welcome for this fun and interactive experience.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Miss Deep
Come join us in another year of our talent show style competition! Do you have what it takes to be crowned this years K-Pop Star!? Sing or dance your way to the top and win awesome prizes along the way!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: K2U
Mari Kaneta Suzuyuki-Kai is a traditional Japanese dance (Kabuki style) group from Tucson active since 1984. At 2017 SaboCon, the group will be featuring special dances to "Yuri on Ice" and song from KAZHA "We Dream Again Forever." Please come and see us on 9/3 Sunday at 1 PM
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Miss Deep
Kaidan Hyakumonogatari is the game of sharing 100 horror stories. Come listen to some horror stories and maybe share some of your own.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: genaeleina
Here at Kakos Industries, we specialize in helping our clients to Do Evil Better. Evil is the number one priority of Kakos Industries. That's why for the first time Corin Deeth III, CEO is coming directly to you share holders.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Adult
Panelist: SamC.8642
Come on in, gather your courage, and sing your favorite anime songs in front of everyone!
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music
Panelist: TASS
Come on in, gather your courage, and sing your favorite anime songs in front of everyone!
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music
Panelist: TASS
Come on in, gather your courage, and sing your favorite anime songs in front of everyone!
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: J-Culture, Music
Panelist: TASS
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) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Join Kazha for a live concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
Come and join Kazha in a live concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
The Alpha and Beta kids of Homestuck come together to bring joy to the fans! Or more like sitting in complete confusion. With this damned timeline, who'd guess what would come out of their mouths.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: AlphaDough
This is the must see panel at Saboten. What is "Kingdom Hearts: Jeopardy!"? That is correct! It's time to test your knowledge of Kingdom Hearts for glory and prizes!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Entertainment
Come join us and watch some of our favorite artist/groups from debut to now! With this we can see how much our lovely kpop idols have improved over the years into the groups/idols we all love!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Con Mom & Dad
Come join us for the KPOP Random Dance Challenge with prizes! Everyone is invited to come dance to the most popular KPOP songs around as we challenge our audience to see who can dance to some of the most beloved songs in the KPOP world! This panel requires audience participation so make sure you come ready to dance!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: munchiepoo91
Join us for an evening of dramatic readings of crack fic, smut fic, and just plain bad fic personally curated for you (the audience)! Audience participation highly encouraged! These fanfics go loco so "mature" audiences only, please. (18+)
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Adult
Have you ever wondered why Anju keeps cuccos? Or what's in Lon Lon Milk? Where here you can ask all the questions you crave answers to!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: AngelaCheer
Let's talk about female gays for the female gaze. An informative discussion hour exploring portrayals of lesbian relationships in yuri and other Japanese media and their effect on the perception of real-life relationships.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Gaming
Panelist: devilcreated
Sokka will be reprising his role as Wang Fire for his ?therapy sessions?, Katara will teach ?blood bending?, Iroh will teach about drinking tea in different situations plus other advice, and more with Toph, Zuko, and Ty Lee. In-character or as yourself, all are welcome! Goodies will be provided by the panelists to participants from the audience.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, General
Form Voltron! Battle totem pokemon! Learn how to drum with Sun Devil Taiko, the Japanese drumming group from Arizona State University. Defeat the Galra Empire and become the Alola League Champion with music from Voltron: Legendary Defender, Pokemon Sun and Moon, and Ultra Sun and Moon. No taiko experience necessary, and participants of all ages and abilities are welcome.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Panelist: Sun Devil Taiko
Have a great game idea, but don't know where to get started? Unsure how much information do you need to 'figure out' before your players can start creating their characters? What details are important in creating a world for your players to explore? Join us as we discuss various world-building techniques (using different RPG systems at our disposal). Ask questions, receive advice, and learn time-saving tools and tricks from those of us that build several modules for conventions each year.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
In the ninja world you must be quick, agile, and observant. This game will test your true skills as a ninja and whether you can survive.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: K2U
Are you frustrated with how your comp experience has been going so far? Need to let out some steam? Or maybe you just really want to talk about that awesome new skin that just came out. Well, come down to Let's Talk Overwatch where we will discuss everything and anything there has to do with Overwatch! All Doomfist cosplays welcome.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Vivacity
A stand up comedy with two girls who talk about their experience in love and dating while also reviling some helpful tips
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: 3 broke girls
Well life is strange but not as strange as it is for the arcadia bay kids . Come ask Max ,Chloe and all the other teens of arcaida bay ask chole about rachel and maybe victoria about her love of a teacher .
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Robert Axelrod teaches some of the basics to creating a successful voice over career, then gives the fans a chance to audition on the microphone with actual professional voice over copy.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come watch the members of Desert U's perform their hearts out! We will have games for prizes and the Best Girl game, Where the audience gets to say who the best girl of the group is. See your best girl, Not a problem, Stay until after the performance for photos with us! Come watch Maki, Rin, Umi, Honoka, Eli, Nozomi, and Nico rock the stage performing songs WildStars! and other solos and group pieces, Come stop by!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Desert U's
Come watch the members of Akemi Muse perform with all their hearts! We will be playing multiple games that you can win prizes for! We will have a time for dances that the members of Muse have worked hard to show you! See your best girl? Don't worry, because at the end there will be a photo session to get pictures with you best girls!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Music
Panelist: Akemi Muse
Want to come meet your Waifu for Lifeu? Come to the Anime Dating game! This is for all ages! Umi, Maki and Eli will be hosting this. Come see if you can win the heart of your Waifu!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
The CDs, the VAs, the anime, School Idol Festival...from mu's to Aqours, how well do you know Love Live? Test your mettle against fellow Love Livers in this Kahoot trivia challenge!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Zeta Flare P
Ever wonder what that idol game everyone's playing on their phones is? Who really IS the best girl? What's this new Sunshine thing that's been happening? We're here to tell you exactly what in idol hell has been going on.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Gaming
Panelist: Acebutts
Put your favorite idol songs on random and DANCE! Dance to as many Aqours and Muse songs as possible- join along with other cosplayers such as yourself and have fun! Will there be a dance off? WILL THERE BE A PRIZE?! Who knows! Come along and see for yourself, lets see if YOU can dance!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: RoseM
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $15 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $15 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Have you ever watched an episode of game grumps or funhaus and think "golly je whizz! I wish I could watch that live!" Well now you can! Introducing Mario Party After Dark! A panel where a group of lovely idiots playing Mario Party 2 as they rage and cuss at each other! Not only will you be watching but interaction with the players while playing! So come along, and watch grown adults fail at a children's game and blame each other!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
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: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
An analysis of how martial arts is used in movies, video games, and notably anime. What makes a good fight scene work? What looks good in anime, video game, and movies but is probably a bad idea in real world application? What weapons are practical?
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: BurningJalapeno
Learn from the official creator of mascots for teams like the Denver Broncos, Miami Heat, and Memphis Grizzlies. What goes into creation and patterning and official tips and tricks of the pros!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Come and watch one of the South West largest costume contests! See hilarious skits and elaborate costumes. Watch Kazha 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) | 09/03/2017 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Guests
Let's face it--masquerades can be nerve-wracking. Maybe you hold high expectations for yourself and get shocked when things don't go your way. Or maybe you're new to competing in cosplay and can't quite get that nerve to fill out an entry form. Come and listen to several masquerade veterans talk about how to best cope with the sometimes exasperating feelings that come with competing.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Karamatsu Girls and Boys! Join your favorite sextuplets in Family Feud! There will also be a short Q&A at the beginning of the panel to kick things off! 16+ recommended due to the nature of the anime! This panel is reliant on audience participation and prizes will be given!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay
Panelist: DanGalaxy
Take some time to unwind and have some fun! Get ready to play some games with Kiba and hangout!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Come and meet voice actor Ben Diksin and ask him all the questions you have for the voice acting industry.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, Guests
Guests: Ben Diskin
Come meet Rita Repulsa from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Carla Perez
Come and meet the one and only Kazha!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
Come and meet award-winning Singer, Lyricist, Composer, Letterer, Editor, and Actor for Video Games, Film, Audiobooks, Steve "Warky" Nunez, and ask him all the questions you have for the voice acting industry.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come and meet Jo Stars and Daisuke Hasegawa and ask them all the questions you may have for the international artists!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
You may have beaten Sans before, but have you done it with the pressure of a room full of con-goer's eyes on you with prizes at stake? Come try your hand at the most difficult Undertale battle. There will be prizes for everyone who participates and an extra special prize for the person who makes the most progress! Try your luck at taking down Sans or just sit back and watch people struggle and fail to a rockin' soundtrack.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: miaturner
The Blue Bomber, the Super Fighting Robot...The only and one super-robot we all know and adore - in this panel, join Team.EXE as we discuss all things MegaMan all the way from the classics to Star Force! So why wait? Let's all show this iconic bot some Mega-love!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Team.EXE
Do you think you know memes? Are you a Meme Lord? Put your skills to the test in this quiz show of memes beyond your dreams! Answer questions from all kinds of internet memes and prove your dominance! Winners will receive meme related merch and one will claim the title of Lord of the Memes!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Hello everyone! Did you know that this is a very special weekend? That's right! I am celebrating my 10th birthday along with the 10th Saboten-Con! Come on down to play some party games and celebrate 10 years of the first sounds of the future!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
What would you do for a million dollars? Come on down and give funny scenarios on what would happen if you accepted a million dollars.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: StrifeAiray
Join Ladybug alongside her friends and foes as they answer your questions ranging from friendship to romance to rivalry! Will Chat Noir ever gather up the courage to profess his love? Will Marinette ever stop being dense and realize that Chat Noir is actually Adrien? Will Nathanael ever get any character development? You may or may not get your answer, but the Miraculous gang will make sure that it's an hour you won't want to miss!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, General
Panelist: royalmoon
Who needs the Eleventh Day when you could be with all the members of the R.F.A.? Earn hearts as you participate in our challenges to win the route of your favorite character. Then you can finally ask... Does Jumin Han is Gay?
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: TickleMeCosplay
Come and ask voice actor, professional singer and YouTube personality, Morgan Berry and ask all your questions!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming, Guests
Guests: Morgan Berry
Join local producer and DJ Brandon M for a panel all about music and the process of producing it. In this panel, we will cover Digital Audio Workstations, the creation of melodies and chords, different types of production/DJ equipment, and workflow tips for all aspiring producers Brandon has performed at events such as the Arizona State Fair, the AZ Neon Run, and multiple other shows. He is a native resident of AZ and would love to share his tips and tricks with you!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: Gigabyte
This is a story of how two siblings got their mom into anime featuring their real life mom! We'll talk about how we got our mom started, what shows we showed her first, and where to go/where we went from there! Hopefully we can help you introduce your significant other, siblings, friends or parents to anime. After our stories and pointers, we hope to have Q&A and anime general discussion.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, General
Panelist: anotherfanboy
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: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: StitchedPuppy
Welcome to another of the R.F.A.'s famous parties! Meet the characters from the otome game Mystic Messenger! Choose the route of you wish to be in... don't worry, you will always have a good ending! Enjoy chatting, games, questions, dares, and even a giveaway at the end! Photo Ops and much more will be presented. Join us!
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming, Photo and Autograph, Cafe, General
Panelist: Bestgod.Cosplays
Think you know anime openings, iconic video game songs, or cartoon intros? Have we the challenge for you! Come join Dowase Entertainment and test your knowledge against others in this fast paced trivia game!! Prizes and bragging rights are all up for grabs!!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
You're invited to NBGAZ's pajama party! join Muse in a night full of fun games and more! This party includes exciting prizes from all your favorite idols! Dance and sing along with NBGAZ as they put on a performance just for you! Don't forget your pjs and blankets!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music, General
In the ancient days of the interwebs, Anime could only be obtained by waiting several hours for a single fansubbed episode, or by sojourning to the soul Asian video store (mine was Mott & ) for the latest bootlegs. Some may be young enough to remember only having to shell out $30 for 4eps at the local Suncoast, FYE, Sam Goody or Tower. During this era some fantastic (and some crap) anime was produced. Let us whet your appetites with some delicious nostalgia, and hopefully give you whipper snappers a taste of what things were like back in my day!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Waywardsunz
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 and wacky fun!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: Fake AH of AZ
Adults and children alike can join us in making a simple origami box to take home. If that was too easy, stick around for round two where you can test your skills with origami flowers. All paper is provided.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy
Panelist: poisonsugar
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) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
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) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
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) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Otaku's Against Humanity is a remix of the well known game, Cards Against Humanity! We will play this game with many of our own Anime/Con related cards that we masterminded, to play along with this game. As you may have seen in other Mochi Fever panels we like to do every thing in a game show format!!! We have 4 parts to this game that will need to filled: 1st a group of Judges, 2nd a group of contestants, 3rd a group to be the voice of the cards, and lastly 4th an audience to laugh & enjoy the show!! At the end the winner will get a Grand Prize! also all Judges and voice of cards will receive a consolation prize! So get ready for some crazy 18+ fun!!!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult
Panelist: mochi fever
Leave all negativity at the door! This is an hour dedicated to all the good times we've all had cosplaying and attending cons. No matter how old we are, or how long we may have been at it, everyone deserves the chance to escape. To relax and be supported by friends and peers alike.
Schedule: Paradise Valley (Industry) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Vintage Auora
Corgi Cosplay and TroubleMaker Cosplay share their crazy and hair raising stories about the paranormal! Have any personal paranormal stories to share too? Join us because we want to hear them!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Guests
Do you love to be scared? Then look no further! PC Horror Gaming tackles a variety of short, terrifying horror games for PC that the audience can enjoy. So get ready to turn off the lights, turn up the volume, and be scared!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Vivacity
Join us as we take the scenic route on our road trip through the wonderful world of Final Fantasy XV! We have many fun games with prizes in store, as well as the answers to those questions you have been dying to ask your favorite characters.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
What the best thing about hentai? Well, the PLOT of course! Come join us as we break down the plot of some of our favorite hentai and review some of our favorite scenes.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult
An in-depth discussion of what its like to be a person of color in nerd culture and the struggles PoC face when it comes to representation and discrimination within nerd communities. We'll be sharing stories and opening discussion to share experiences from people that attend.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: CircaJuturna
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
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: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
Every seen the game show Hollywood Squares? Well, this is better! Because, you know, Pokemon themed and ran by Team Rocket. Audience participation, Team Rocket grunts pretending they know what they are talking about, and bad puns about Pokemon and pop culture. This game has it all! Come and play for prizes!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Discussion on the differences, pros, cons, and highlights of the two franchises that have inspired children and adults alike globally. Also can include best (on theme) cosplay if participation is sufficient
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Taiga
PriPara is sweeping Japan and becoming more and more popular by the day! Have you ever wanted to learn what it's all about? Then come join us! We'll give you the run down on this super popular idol anime! As a bonus, we'll also be introducing a popular super sour food that's heavily featured anime and even be doing the sour challenge to show you what that popular food is all about! Come join us for all the fun!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
You joined us as we gave you the basics of PriPara, now join us as we go more in depth! We'll cover other characters than just the main characters and we'll go into depth about the different seasons! Come join us for a fun panel all about the idol anime PriPara!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Have you ever wondered what Lala's favorite drink is? Or maybe what Sophie likes to do on her off time? Or even how Falulu's experience in France was? Well here's your chance to ask all those burning questions and more! Our top idols will be here, ready to answer all your questions and have fun with you! Come join us!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Do you have questions about photography that you just can't find a good answer for? Are you sick of sitting on Youtube trying to figure out what they are talking about? Just want to sit down with a 16-year Vet of the Professional Photography world and get straight, un-biased, easy-to-understand answers? Daniel of Tao Photography is here to answer your questions! (PPA, WPPI, LNSS) Come ask about Con Photography, On-Location, Studio, Weddings, Sports, or anything else you can think of! Hands-on Equipment reviews, Upgrade advice/help, and tricks of the trade that others don't tell you!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Photo and Autograph
Come and have fun with K2U as you strut your stuff down our runway! show off your amazing cosplay and check out some of the other cosplayers as well. the "paparazzi" is just dying to take your picture!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Photo and Autograph
Panelist: K2U
Come show off the props you weren't able to bring into previous conventions. Prizes will be given to the coolest prop, most harmless prop, and oddest not-a-prop that wasn't allowed in.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: worldismyne
A panel about props hosted by someone whos been making them for 6 years! Learn about saftey tips, tools, materials and stratagies. Enjoy knowledge, jokes, and props in person. Come join in as I nerd out over my hobbies!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Noracerburas
Low on money? No worries! You can still make amazing props without spending 100 bucks on worbla that every other cosplayer tells you to buy. Learn about tools and materials to up your cosplay game!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Noracerburas
Ever wonder of what is like for Pro Wrestling in Japan? Now you can, as this panel will give history and information about Japanese Pro Wrestling. Join us as we look into the history of how the sport developed, the different styles and the types promotions used and how it differs from its American counterpart. We will also be viewing some clips and a NJPW match to experience the greatness of puroresu.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
How do you make your cosplay stick out in the crowd? Make it a piece of art! We'll be talking about ways to put in your own unique touches to your cosplay. Fabric choices, embellishments, and designing will be some of the things that we talk about. Make your cosplay yours with your own personal touch of artistic liberty!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Inspired by Escape The Room games and Level 5 games, come join us for a maid themed puzzle room! Compete with your team to try to solve the puzzles and escape the fastest to win great prizes! Block A: 5:00-5:45pm Block B: 6:15-7:00pm Block C: 7:30-8:15pm
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/01/2017 05:00 PM - 08:15 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Cafe
Come and meet, voice actor Ben Diskin, who has been in the industry for over 25 years. Ask him any questions you may have about voice acting, the industry, etc.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming, Guests
Guests: Ben Diskin
Join International cosplayer, Enji Night, in this Q&A. Ask Enji Night your many questions about cosplay, traveling and life in general.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Enji Night
During this panel we will be discussing and listening to some of the top Japanese female solo acts. Some artists to be included in this discussion are Utada Hikaru, Ayumi Hamasaki, Koda Kumi, Namie Amuro, plus many more.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Join the cast of Code Geass for a Q & A session. You will be able to ask all of the questions that you have been dying to ask!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General
Panelist: tangochickaz
Quiz Quest is back! The world's craziest 1v1 trivia video game tailor made for conventions now has a sequel. Join indie game developers Stray Sheep Studios for another year of trivia, video games, and physical challenges. Think you can clear it? THINK HARDER! You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll win a prize.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, Gaming
Test your Pok?-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. Test your Pok?-knowledge against Team Rocket's best and brightest...though that's not sayin' much. 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: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
1990 -2000 were the golden times for CLAMP. Titles such as Card Captor Sakura, Magic Knight Rayearth, Clover, Chobits and Angelic Layer took the manga world by storm. J-Culture was influenced by these titles as were many a comic book artist on a global scale. Come discuss with us how CLAMP changed your life and reminisce on the beautiful art of the manga titles that shook the western world.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Come watch some anime! ThermoCosplay, StevieSpade Cosplay and Amber Brite talk about their favorite animes from the 80s and 90s. We'll present clips on each anime and talk about how themes have changed over the ages. Have an anime you want to watch? Shout it out and we'll take a look. NOTE: This is ONLY anime that started before 2000.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Have you always wanted to get into Horror rpgs, but don't know where to begin? Well look no further! In this panel, we'll review everything you need to know: From how to get started, to ghoulish reviews of the horrors and frights you might experience! From newbies, to veterans, all are welcome. So come join us! As we lock our doors and turn down the lights, get ready!-...For the fright of your night~
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Airiscos
Nora, Penny and Pyrrha are back in action and ready to talk to you! Want to ask Pyrrha about just HOW she is in the Chibi series? Interested in chatting with Penny about her perspective on human life? Or perhaps you want to challenge Nora to an eating contest? Ok, maybe not that last one but come join the girls of RWBY as they talk about the latest season and who their favorite characters are.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Join DJs, Awwright, Blakeland and ThiiNyx for Saboten Con's Sunday night rave.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/03/2017 10:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Miss Deep
Let's be real, the last day of a con is always the hardest. Come download with friends. The floor is completely open to you to talk about your favorite part of the weekend, when your next con is, how many awesome friends you made, and what perfectly average day job you'll need to get back to the next day. Come with stories and enjoy a last get-together!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: miaturner
Come and learn about traditional samurai and how different anime, movies, etc, compare
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: genaeleina
Join visual kei artist, Sana, with a live concert.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/03/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, MPE Live, Guests
Guests: SANA .
Come and meet visual kei musician, Sana!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Guests: SANA .
Seize the Initiative - A Fantasy AGE Encounter - Come on down to the game room for a taste of the Adventure Game Engine (AGE) as you and a group of adventures journey to a village troubled lurking darkness. How will a the party resolve the looming dangers of the "Ancient Shadows"
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Sage
Seize the Initiative: A Fantasy AGE Encounter - Come on down to the game room for a taste of the Adventure Game Engine (AGE) as you and a group of adventures travel to a seemingly abandoned mining town. What dangers and secrets await our heroes? Gather your courage and take part in a mid-level one off adventure "Menace from the Mines"
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Sage
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. Starring Steve "Warky" Nunez as Master of Ceremonies.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General, 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. Starring Steve "Warky" Nunez as Master of Ceremonies.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General, 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) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General, 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. Starring Steve "Warky" Nunez as Master of Ceremonies.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General, 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. Starring Steve "Warky" Nunez as Master of Ceremonies.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General, Guests
Have a question for the moon demon company or even vampires? You've come to the right place! Join the characters from Seraph of the end as we answer questions, play games, and talk about the anime/manga
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: snowehpanda
Ever wondered what Gowther thinks about his maid uniform? Curious about King? Perhaps you always wanted to ask Diane why she loves King's clothing the best OR maybe you want to ask Elizabeth about her eye? Join ThermoCosplay and StevieSpade Cosplay as they wear and discuss their favorite Seven Deadly Sins characters. We'll also chat a bit about the OVA and debate about Merlin's secret love.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Overview and discussion of general pattern markings from the basic big pattern houses. Cutting Layout Seam Sizes Seam Types Stitch Types Right Side/Wrong Side Grain Lines On the Fold What if it doesn't fit? Pattern Sizes on Pattern Piece Lengthen/Shorten Lines Modifying a Pattern Multi-pieced pattern pieces Downloaded Patterns Notches Stay Stitching Darts
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Introductory lecture and examples of different seams and finishes used in creating garments. 13 different seam types/finishes reviewed overhead projector needed, laptop power and access to overhead projector needed, possible power needed for 1 to 2 sewing machines
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
This is a general overview for the new sewist. There will be handouts and a lecture. Needles - machine and hand pins material patterns manual sewing machine setup and maintenance machine sewing Will need power for laptop, and connection to overhead projector, and possibly power for one or two sewing machines
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Need some one on one sewing assistance? The workshop room will be open for sewing lessons! Join sewing mentors Buttercup Cosplay, Luluko and Royal Goldfish Cosplay and get any of your questions answered. We will have sewing machines on site to show you how to do the thing. We have everything covered from magical girls to formal fabrics to ballgowns to pattern altering.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: poisonsugar
Are you having trouble learning how to use, or even understand, a sewing pattern? Is this keeping you from enjoying the art of sewing and making your very own costume pieces? Join us and learn the basics of patterns! Everything from choosing a pattern, sizing, symbols and terms to tips for tracing, altering, and cutting!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Intermediate pattern panel and follow up to Sewing Patterns 101 - Join us to learn more advanced terms and techniques related to sewing patterns and watch us demo how to sew and finish a garment neatly!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
The team has been hired to break into a building, locate and steal data related to new prototype Matrix interface. If the team is able to locate the prototype itself they can secure a bonus by stealing the device. If they are not able to steal the device they can still get a bonus, albeit a smaller bonus, by destroying the device. What the team knows: ? All employees for the target building will be out of the building. ? Security should be light. ? The target corporation is small time and does not have access to the resources of larger corporations. ? Automated defenses will be set for lethal deterrence. ? Heavy Matrix defenses What the team is unaware of is that an opposing runner team has been hired to defend the prototype data. Can your team beat the defenders and steal the data without being caught or killed?
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 08:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Gaming
Come learn about one of Japans biggest religions and it's influence in anime.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: genaeleina
Come enjoy a nice night...with some crazy challenges! Come on up and pick a card! Any card! Be warned, though. If you pick the wrong card, you will be punished! With team effort, complete these challenges to win candy and other goodies! However, you must remember....SILENCE!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
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) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Miss Deep
A discussion on the slenderverse. Tribetwelve, EMH, Caughtnotsleeping, darkharvest, etc And a discussion on Slenderman himself.
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, General
Panelist: AngelaCheer
Ever wonder what it takes to be a cosplay guest? What the cons look for? Get some insider information from Corgi Cosplay (guested at over 20 cons and events) and TroubleMaker Cosplay (guest liaison). They'll discuss some tips they have learned over the years, share stories, and also answer any questions you may have!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Ever thought about submitting panels to a con but couldn't find the right topic? Got any question 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 | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Cookieplay
A duo of Lets Players by the name of RisingJericho with 4 years of experience will teach you everything you need to know about how to become Lets Players, yourselves. What to do, what not to do, what you need, what you absolutely do not need, how formulate a proper basic setup, and most importantly, how to have fun with whatever you should decided to record. With that knowledge you'll be able to propel your channel from the pit of obscurity, to the first result on every search list!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: RisingJericho
Do you want to be a Phantom Theif? Want to learn how it all works? Look no further, as the Phantom Theives themselves will show you the way. In this interactive panel, you will take part in a palace infiltration of a corrupt adult of the audience's choice! Are you ready? We're here to steal your hearts!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming
Panelist: Team Harmony
Ever wanted to study Japanese, but didn?t know where to start? Join ModernChaot and Komachou to learn all about beginning your Japanese language journey!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy
Panelist: ModernChaot
Join the vampires and soldiers of Japan in a day of adventure. For once, no one will be fighting. Find out all you ever wanted to know about the group of young soldiers or bloodthirsty vampires.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Ashing.Lee
13$ dollars for a figma, sweet? Stop! We here at M.O.E. value your money and figures. Figure out how to spot counterfeit figures from miles away. We will teach you how to safely shop for figures in person and online. Make sure you get the most for your hard earned cash and stop by this educational panel.
Schedule: Cave Creek (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
A fun-filled physical panel where the basics of stage combat are shown and taught. Are you interested in learning how to look like you've taken a punch? Or how to make it look like you threw your Masquerade partner across the stage? This is the panel for you! We will also be going over costuming design and techniques to keep in mind when movement is key.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: NAU Wushu Team
This panel is a continuation of our Stage Combat Basics class. However, you do not need to have been to the first one to come. In this panel, we will actually get to work on putting routines together. Come with friends or come alone; our panelists can help you and your friends choreograph an awesome routine for future masquerades (or fun show-offing needs). No experience is necessary and we will spend time at the beginning to stretch and warm up as well as go over safety procedures so please come on time (if not early).
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: NAU Wushu Team
All the top idols from Japan are here to give you a spectacular show! Come see all your favorite idols perform on the Star Idol Stage, where magic happens! We have idols from ?'s, to Aqours, to QUARTET NIGHT! We even have a very special guest! Please come join us for the fun!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
We are the Crystal Gems! We always save the day, and if you like this song it's time to come and play! Come sing along with us to all your favorite Steven Universe songs. Come have fun and belt out your favorite song from this fantastically musical show with us!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Ever wanted to stream online? Are you a fan of Twitch.tv, YouTube, Beam? Come see how Local Arizona Streamers do it and see if you can learn a thing or two. This panel, sponsored by Stream Arizona, will bring a few local creators together to sit down and talk about their experiences in streaming, the content they create and share with the world, and their experiences both good, bad, and embarrassing.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Stream AZ
$5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
This is not your ordinary dance party! In fact, it's not remotely close to your high school prom. In this freestyle dance panel, you can break it down on the dance floor like you mean it! You'll be dancing along to a smorgasbord of different music! Come join the fun and enjoy yourself on the dance floor as we celebrate this panel's 5th anniversary!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
Free Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
$5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Question! Which is better? Explosions? Or more explosions? The answer: YES! Better question is: are you ready to smash the ever loving mother loving butt of your friends and peers?! Then come to this panel and play some super smash brothers! Which one you may ask? The best one!! Oi. Which one of you said melee? Just come here and watch people fight with a skinny white talking like Mr. Torgue! Can you smash like all the rest? I think we all know the answer! MAAAAAYBEEEEE!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
After a successful career in both the visual and performing arts, designer, author, self-empowerment speaker Susan Lake brings a voice to Designing A World Imagined, and to the artist in us all! She has received numerous, awards, and honors and was complimented by CNN en Espanol's, Cesear Cordoza, as a "True Rennaisance women, and artist." Susan has been the featured guest artist at museums, galleries, educational institutes, and retreats and is currently empowering audiences through her self empowerment talks. "The mind is at it's best when we are surrounded by the thrill of being in the creative proccess. Let me share with you what I have learned about Designing A World Imagined, and becoming the VIP of your own life." Susan Lake.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Welcome to Pandora! Join us as we navigate the savage Borderlands and meet up with a cast of colorful characters including the greatest delusional hero of them all: Handsome Jack! So, come on down, Catch a Ride and prepare to have your weirdest Borderlands questions answered!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, General
Panelist: Squad Goals
Join K Cosplay and talk about photoshoots (from the povs of coordinating one, being a cosplayer in one and being a photographer in one).
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: K Cosplay
Join DJs, DJ HK (Hunter), DJ KORE, Flexstyle and DJ Tsukasa for Saboten Con's Saturday night rave.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Miss Deep
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: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
We love MegaMan...We love parodies...We love the internet...So why not talk about the dirty side of each of our favorite things? Join Team.EXE as we take on 'mature' topics relating to what we love...No parental block can handle what we will have to share as we go unfiltered~ Sorry kids!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Team.EXE
Ever played telephone? Ever played Pictionary? Wanna know what happens when you combine the two? Then join us for this fun party game! Come armed with your favorite fandom quotes, and ready to draw!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
There have been over ten thousand published works of anime and all of it was a mistake. Come join True Damage Productions as we tear apart your (and our) favorite series, prove that none of them are good and laugh the pain away.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
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! Selection Information: 18+ insult comedy panel themed around why video game
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Join the chocobros for tales of their road trips, friends, and other crazy adventures! Ask them very upfront and personal questions; maybe challenge them to a few dares to truly test their friendship. Do you have a quest for us? We'll be sure it's completed!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
Join the M.S.D.F for a journey through the work of one of the best Doujin artist in Japan, Akai Mato.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Have you ever seen a Pokemon or MLP character, and wondered what they would look like as a cosplay or couture design? Do you have a knack or desire to design your own costumes? If so, Gijinkas might just be the thing for you. In "Intro to Gijinka Design" come learn about this rapidly growing style of cosplay. Learn how to encapture you character on both paper and fabric, basic design aspects, makeup tips, and Gijinka inspiration! Remember, a Pikachu can become a Pika-you with just a little imagination! Draw your own Gijinka for a chance to win a prize!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Sabo Academy
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
We all know the feeling; you pop in a new game and get greeted with an explosion of emotion with the opening cinematic. Sometimes though, these cinematics just don't sit right with the rest of the game, Come join Dowase as we explore some of our favorite openings, as well as some that just didn't fit the bill!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Enjoy a nice and serene time as we go on a painting voyage with Bob Ross........and Mario Paint! Inspired by the videos of Vinesauce, now it's your turn! Partner up with friends and follow the instructions of Bob Ross as we attempt to recreate some of his greatest works with Mario Paint!
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
Think you made the cheapest cosplay that looks exactly like your character? What did you spend to make it? Was it under $25? $15? $10? Or was it nothing at all? Why don't you show it off and see if you can win at being the cheapest. I mean, you already won for not spending a boat load of money, but lets reward you again!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Autumn Dayss
Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Madokami? If so, stop by the Church of Madoka?s panel to discuss all things related to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. From the series, to spinoffs, to movies, all is open to discussion with other fans!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Entertainment
Lolitas are gathering For some woodland fun It's going to be enchanting We hope you can come! You're cordially invited to A Tea party In The Enchanted Forest: A Saboten Lolita Tea Party. Dress in your favorite coordinates and meet other lolitas and Japanese fashion fans! We encourage guests to wear gothic and lolita fashion for the dress code. As stated, the theme is Enchanted forest, and we would encourage you to dress accordingly! Grab your florals, forest animal prints, picnic theme prints and more! This is a first come, first serve event. To ensure you have a seat please show up early! You will need a Saboten badge to enter, plus an entrance fee of $10 to enter the tea party.
Schedule: Deer Valley (Cafe) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Cafe, Guests
From BTS to Girls Generation, K-pop is diverse and extensive. If you're an avid listener or just getting into the genre, join us as we appreciate the hottest of k-pop with music and trivia!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
Come learn about painting up your Plastic model kits! Basic tools will be introduced and demonstrated, including spray paint, airbrushing, and hand brushing with non-toxic paints! an overview of paint types and brands will also be discussed.
Schedule: Cave Creek (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: juan
Come join us to play a series of K-pop games! With the help of my team we set up some games for us to enjoy about our K-pop groups/idols we all love or enjoy. Come laugh, have a good time and a chance to win some prizes!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Con Mom & Dad
Explore the bizarre and varied catalogue of experimental Japanese PlayStation games from Jingle Cats to Suzuki Bakuhatsu with all sorts of insane 90's goodness.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Jcan
With the launch of the Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer, and many other platforms, the online streaming of gaming and creative endeavors such as cosplay and drawing have popped up all over the internet. This panel will feature 5 local streamers from the stream community Broadcast Phoenix in video gaming and cosplay. They will discuss how they started, their experiences, as well as practical advice to begin streaming your own games and passions.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: BroadcastPHX
Collaboration is a wonderful opportunity for everyone--especially cosplayers! We'll be talking about the inner workings of making a successful group--whether it's just for one con or an ongoing partnership! Come stop by and listen to tips from Banzai! Productions, a long-running cosplay group. More minds working together are better than one!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Ever wonder what it would feel like to win all your fights with Just. One. Punch? Hop in the world of Saitama, the man who does just does that. From aliens, to cyborgs to genetic monsters. The Caped Baldy has beaten then all with just one punch! Learn about his inner circle and what life is like for a man who can battle god-like monstrosities with just one punch and what might be in store for the much awaited season 2@
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Do you like improv? Do you have fast reflexes? Then try this panel where you act out improv scenarios while having to stay on your toes as whenever we say "change" the last stated sentence has to be changed to something different. Whoever keeps the story the best by the audience standards wins a prize at the end of the round!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Come join Sugar Coated Shinigami and friends! As they discuss tips, offer advice and answer your questions about cosplay! Whether it be: "how do I transition from buying my costumes to making them? "How do you make cosplaying your career?" or even something more simple like, "what's the best way to put together a cosplay group?" We're here to help you guys in any way we can and to promote helping each other. Our panel contains members who have been cosplaying for ten years! They're practically Cosplay Dinosaurs! This panel is for everyone regardless of skill level or number of years cosplaying, in particular, we'll discuss: how to start making cosplaying your career, cross-playing, what it's like being someone who doesn't really cosplay dating someone who does, just about anything you can think of we will try to touch on! So please come stop by!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, General
Just like the the title says, this is going to be the super amazing, most freakin' amazing, wonderful and greatest Pokemon gameshow! Not only will we have trivia about different types of pokemon, there will be crazy challenges! Do you think you're up for the test to be the very best? Then battle it out here at the super amazing, freakin' fantastic, wonderful and greatest Pokemon gameshow! You might even have to battle Team Rocket to get the title of Pokemon master.
Schedule: Maryvale A (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Come and join us Fujoshis and Fudanshis to our Yaoi galore panel. Where we will talk about the hottest scenes in Yaoi manga and anime and win unexpected prices.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult
Panelist: Tsunderecosplay
General Sewing Discussion and Lecture on using various sewing machine feet, what they are, what they will do, why you would use them. This would be a combination of lecture and handouts with an example board showing examples of sewing done using different sewing machine feet. Overhead projector needed, laptop power access needed, laptop to overhead projected requested, possibly power access for one or two sewing machines
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
In this workshop you will learn about the different types of thermoplastics. You will learn how to cut, heat, and form thermoplastic over an EVA foam core and how to prime and finish your prop/armor. Thermoplastic is used in many armor cosplays and this workshop will serve as an introduction to thermoplastics by making a mini-shield. You will be able to experiment with the various techniques of working with thermoplastic 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 mini-shield and will be available to help you on the path to mastering your own prop and armor crafting skills. WARNING: Thermoplastics, 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 and covers all supplies needed to build a mini-shield. Limit of 12 people.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2017 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: The 105th Squad
Free Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Free Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Free Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
In the darkest corners of the internet, truly terrifying fanfiction lurks, waiting to be found. Join us as we bring to light the most awful collection of crossovers, self-inserts, and Mary Sue's that the world of fanfiction has to offer. Prepare to laugh, cry, cringe, and be mentally scarred for life.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Come one come all and dare or ask your favorite hetalia characters what ever you like! Just a fun game to play with friends, who wouldnt want to come!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Ladidadoremi
Did YOU grow up with "Primal Rage"? This game was a huge hit for Atari Games in the 90's - one of the few western-designed fighting games which succeeded in a tough market thanks to its stop motion brawling dinosaurs and apes. It spawned merchandising like toys, comics and apparel - assuring the creation of a sequel. In 1995, development on "Primal Rage II" began, but was cancelled in 1997. Not emulatable due to its unorthodox design, it was largely forgotten. Years later, it made headlines when a rare prototype arcade machine was made available for all to play, and again this year when emulation efforts finally succeeded, allowing what Engadget called "2017's HOTTEST NEW FIGHTING GAME" to finally be enjoyed by the masses. Join Chris Tang, the "Primal Rage" series game designer as he recounts the interesting history behind this lost franchise, and how he grew up while helping to create those games.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Guests: Chris Tang
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!!!!!!!!! Galactus vs Gurren Lagann, Kana the Dragon vs Eromanga Sensei, 2B vs Raiden anything is possible in the debate style panel. Outwit your opponent with superior knowledge of your characters skills, powers, and feats. Audience participation is encouraged, the more crazy the combatants the better.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Remember that awesome Pentakill? 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 they go over some of their favorite stories while inviting you to do the same we will all get a good laugh.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
From the classics, to the obscure, to the good ol' "what just happened?" Come join us as we show off a mixture of everything from the most hilarious to the most heart-breaking Undertale fan videos on the internet. Be prepared with recommendations, as we will be opening the floor to suggestions at the end!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: miaturner
Epic Vocaloid and Utau at its finest! Fans and newbies alike, come enjoy the musical stylings! Requests will be taken!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Music
Panelist: NerdRage
Voice Acting is a fun and crazy world! Find out just how crazy it is! And learn what it takes to become a voice actor in anime and video games! With FUNimation voice actress Morgan Berry!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Guests: Morgan Berry
Join Yuko Miyamura, along with K Cosplay, in this interactive workshop that is on a mass level!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, General, Guests
Come and meet your favorite voice actors and get their autographs.
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/01/2017 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 A (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and meet your favorite voice actors and get their autographs.
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/03/2017 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 A (3rd Floor) | 09/04/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Photo and Autograph, Guests
Come and get your photo taken with your favorite voice actors!
Schedule: Pre-Function A (3rd Floor) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Photo and Autograph, Guests
Pillow fights, truth or dare, prank calls, and many other games with Voltron's very own paladins dressed in their night time attire.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: billie.cos
Don?t be scared to come in and share your favorite waifu, what kind of anime girl OR guy you absolutely can?t live without. We?re all ears and we?re all here to confess the shamelessness of being a real otaku. And yes, we're back :^)
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Adult
Defend your waifu's (or husbando's) honor in a one-on-one face off. Debate the superiority of your waifu with other audience members to determine whose waifu reigns supreme.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Gaming
Guest Steve "Warky" Nunez will entertain you with stories and music that from the Anime world.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Guest) | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come meet your favorite high school swim team boys (as re-imagined by Octopimp) and ask them all the questions that have been rattling around in your head!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult
Panelist: Vintage Auora
Remember putting on that that naruto head band and heading off to school? Remember sneaking out of bed to watch Inuyasha at 1AM? Then this panel is for you! Come tell your deepest and darkest stories from the days we all want to forget, and maybe make some more!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, General
Journey with us to the seventh circle of internet hell as we perform dramatic readings of some of the weirdest fanfic the world has to offer.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Adult
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Rounds based on participation: 4-8 players - 3 rounds 9-16 players - 4 rounds 17+ players - 5 rounds+ Prizing based on participation *Arkadia Gaming store credit may be issued in place of product $5 Entry
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Arkadia Gaming
Welcome to the Panel, would ya like a hand? Come on in and ask the characters, Sock and Jonathan, all sorts of questions, truths and dares, or even roast Jonathan so hard he "punches his own ticket". It'll be 'to die for!' You'll be 'dying' of laughter....okay I'll cool it with the puns for now. Hope to see you there!!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Uncle Diddles
The one and only strange Night Vale has suddenly appeared right inside this convention! Weird right? Taking with it the radio sensation Cecil Palmer! Of course he's better half is with him! Come tune in and ask as many questions as you want!
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: SamC.8642
The people of Remnant have come to Saboten to answer your questions as well as give some insight on the situation that has struck them all hopeless. Come join the regulars of Remnant, where spoilers may certainly be present.
Schedule: Laveen B (BJD/Fan) | 09/02/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Oh my, seems you've fallen down here with the rest of us. Allow the residents of the Underground to guide yo. Do you need a slice of pie? Perhaps a nice cold bottle of ketchup? I believe Papyrus left a Junior Jumble around here somewhere... Ask questions, play Truth or Dare, challenge Sans to a pun-off. Just don't ask Undyne to cook.... Ever.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
It's Wheel of Anime! Test your skills in anime puzzles and phrases. Think you can recite your favorite anime by heart? Put your otaku skills to the test! Come on down!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: SamC.8642
Just like the hit television game show, come play in our very own, otaku style of Wheel of Fortune. Spin the wheel and solve puzzles for a chance to win prizes as a contestant or as a part of the audience. Come join us and take a spin at the wheel.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Project Nail Bat
Tired of boring amvs? would you rather get blue balls? And want Free Stuff? Then you should come to our panel, where will show you awesome AMVs that have tons of sexy waifus, ecchi and kawaii girls. So blow a load at our panel and don't pull out too quickly cause we'll be giving out free stuff in between songs!!!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
Are you a fan of loli anime shows? If so then you are in luck in this panel there will be loli AMVs and other aweseome AMVs. If you come there might be prizes too... So what are you waiting for come to the panel find the Lolis in the AMVs.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
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: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/03/2017 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay
Panelist: exshade
In the loving spirit of the improv show, whose line is it anyway?- Uncle Yuhki's is hosting this hilarious hour of comedy with him, his guest panelists, and YOU! Come have a side busting hour of fun during your saboten con this year!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
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: Camelback A | 09/03/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Did your wig show up looking shiny and cheap? Is your long wig a tangled mess? What's a cosplayer to do? Come to our panel to find out! Learn new tricks and share your wig horror stories! With Shamedgeeky, Obsessed Author Cosplay, The Afanc's Lake, and Billy Bolt.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
Ever wanted to know how cosplayers get those gravity defying bangs? Or how to cut a wig or even how to properly wash your wig? Come and join for a basic run down of how to style a wig 101
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: JJCos
Have a cosplay with wings in mind and don't even know where to start? Come learn from the experts from The Crooked Feather how to build a basic set of static (non-moving) wings, large or small, including tips on how to make a nearly invisible back brace and harness, tricks for stability, and most importantly, the basics of artistic wing design. We will discuss everything from framework techniques to the properties and considerations for different types of feathers. You can see examples of The Crooked Feather's work at www.thecrookedfeather.com We have worked with film productions, cosplayers and celebrities around the world to create realistic and fantastical wings. The Crooked Feather designs have been worn by R. Kelly, Jessica Nigiri, Miss USA International, runner up in the Miss International Pagent, and Miss Idaho contestants. Want to know how to make ones that move? Join us for our other panel: Advanced Wing Making!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2017 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Do you need a wig but don't know where to find them? Are you tired of getting lackluster wigs? Do you think the only place to buy wigs is from a party store? Then come learn about the best places to buy high quality wigs and how to learn what you should be looking for in a wig.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Cookieplay
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: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Panelist: FatedHero
World Cosplay Summit, sometimes dubbed the Olympics of Cosplay, is a highly thrilling competition that takes place in Japan once a year where a duo of talented representatives from each participating country compete for the gold! Come in and watch some of the breathtaking entry and learn about the rules and requirements for entering as well as how you can get involved yourself!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Noodle Cosplay
Do you like cats? What about cat girls? Well at this panel we will talk about all the genres of cat girls. From comedy animes to hentai. So grab your ears, tails and cuteness, and join us purr a fun night! Mew!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, General
Panelist: Shiki cosplay
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 a we figure out who, what and why as we celebrate Fapfest 2k17!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2017 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Weaboo.png
We can all take comfort it the fact that our favorite anime like: Cowboy Bebop, No Game No Life, and SAO are flawless. Right? Wrong! Join the M.S.D.F as we explain why Your Anime is (NOT) Flawless!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2017 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Come and join Japanese voice actress, Yuko Miyamura. In addition to being a voice actress, she is an actress, J-pop singer, and director of audiography.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/04/2017 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Now the real party begins as your favorite skaters give out their deepest and darkest secrets. Will drunk Yuri show you how to pole dance? WIll Viktor join him? And how exactly did they all end up in their underwear? Well wait no more and come join us as things might get a little too crazy.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Panelist: Tsunderecosplay
Join Dave Trosko (Georgi Popovich from Yuri!!on Ice) and bring your questions, horror stories, and success stories as we delve into the wonderful world of Dating and how to be a pro at it!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/04/2017 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Dave Trosko
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: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Miricide
Come play truth or dare, ask questions and talk about theories, head cannons and more with your favorite pro skaters from the popular anime Yuri!! On ice, all in your pj's!
Schedule: Laveen A | 09/03/2017 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Jakey101