Welcome to the SALT mines, come watch your favorite anime/video game characters fight it out on multiple-epic Mugen-like arenas. Will Super Saiyan Goku have what it takes to bring down Megatron, leader of the Deceptacons? Will Naruto have the guts to face Master Chief in a 1vs1 death match!? Prizes for each round!Survive all rounds, make it to the top, and claim ultimate victory! (and PRIZES!)
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
We had some free time on our hands so we decided to draw some of our favorite anime scenes in MS PAINT! Think you can decipher our cryptic masterpieces for a chance at prize?
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Chubby. Husky. Thicc. Plus-size. Heavy. Fat. Call it what you will, but it can be a major factor in keeping you going out all cosplayed out. But it doesn't have to be! I'm here to help you with some tips, tricks, suggestions, and anecdotes that can help you bring cosplay to your level- for any shape or size.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Horseman Of
Black Star is finally gone, so come hang out, ask some questions, and play some games with other meisters and weapons from Soul Eater.
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: SoulSkaters
Get ready to 'SHOW ME YOUR MOVES' in this adult twist to SMASH BROS: After Dark! Come join your favorite SMASH bros characters for a night of Fun, Sexy and enlightening Mini-games. Have what it takes to be the SMASH CHAMP!? Answer some trivia, Discuss about the Smash bros series and get 'TIED UP' with Bayonetta! Are you "REALLY FEELING IT' enough to take on A boss challenge or two? 'PREPARE YOURSELVES' for an evening of Games, Prizes and loads of SMASH fun! SMASH BROS STYLE!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
Where do you go when your favorite show had ended and the fanfiction's all read? Why abridged series of course! Join us as we discuss and watch some of the most under rated series on the net.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Garrick Backer from SyFy's "Cosplay Melee" and his wife, Jackie discuss all the different ways you can modify acrylic paints for your cosplay projects. Learn how to color match anything, about faux finishes like metal or leather, and how to make your own flexible fabric/foam paint. Jackie and Garrick run KnowOne's Designs together and are award-winning prop and costume makers who also have a background in the arts. Jackie has a B.A. in art education, while Garrick has managed a fine-arts supply store for several years before working full-time for himself.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Knowones designs
Learn about different glues, epoxies, and other adhesives that work well with specific materials and also how to avoid ruining a project misusing them!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: LunarLyn
Sit down and ask the Crew from the Land of Ooo some questions, play interactive games, win prizes, and more. Adventure Time? More like Fun Time!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Lazzthegoner
Join us as we explore a popular anime addition to the 'Aikatsu!' franchise, We'll tell you everything you need to know!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Come on in as we go more into depth into the world of 'Aikatsu Stars!', a popular anime being aired in Japan! We'll talk about everything from characters to major plot points and more! Come join us!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Join a good chunk of the students from UA high and learn what it takes to be the top hero(es)! Students and Teachers alike will join in to give you all the tips and tricks you need, all of the secrets and shenanigans too. You DO have what it takes to be an all time hero, and UA is going to make sure you all realize your potential!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Ever wonder how AMVs are made and want to learn more about them? Them come join us at AMV 101 where we learn the basics of creating Anime Music Video and more!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Here in the West, most people did not bat an eye to Madoka Kaname's mom being the sole income for her home, whilst living in a fairly big house and Madoka attending what seems to be a private school. She must be some big whig, we think. Well in Japan, this was a radical decision, seeing as less than 10% of manager positions and others of the like are held by women. In this panel, we will talk about what the Japanese feminist movement looks like, what their platform is, and how that manifests itself in society. From there we will talk about how anime plays into this, which popular series bring light to the issues, and which exhastubate the issue.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture
Panelist: Takoyaki Talks
Are you ronery? If so, join fellow Con-goers who follow their hearts to this panel where we pair one lucky bachelor(ette) with one of three luck contestants. Anything goes in this dating panel made for fun and comedy. Please be aware, this panel can be graphic, and sometimes (hopefully) a bit risque- So no Minors. Sorry.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Yuhki
Come join us for an evening of improvisational games like ?Clue Boom?. Sing along to and guess your favorite anime opening and ending themes in "Name That Anime Tune"! Put your anime trivia skills to the test in "Timeline" and "Who Dat?" Come and join in the FUN!!!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Do you know all there is to know about anime? Then come on down to Anime Jeopardy!, where we will test your knowledge of anime old and new, shounen and shoujo, and more! There will be prizes awarded the winning contestant from each round!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
Have a character, anime, or trope that makes your blood boil? Need to let off some steam? Weaboo.PNG has the perfect thing for you! Come and join us for an hour of trash talk.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, General
Panelist: Weaboo.PNG
There are things in this world that to your friends and to family are unforgivable. Like having never touched a Zelda or Final Fantasy game before. Not being a fan of an anime that the world over seems to adore. But it's okay-here at the confessional we won?t judge you... too much anyway. Join True Damage and some friends as they invite you to hear some their confessions as well as inviting you to share your own. Be absolved of your fandom sins!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Join Yoshiko and her idol friends for a day of fun dances, games, and lots of adorable idols! We invite you to travel the stars and travel with us, TO THE FUTURE!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
Come join the chocobros for yet another hour of their crazy antics! Why does Gladio despise shirts? Why does Prompto obsess over chocobos? Is Ignis truly drinking ebony? Come join us and find out some of the crazy and questionable things they do on a daily basis!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
How you wonder what your favorite heroes do in the summer? Will Aizawa sensei ever sleep in peace? And just how many heroes does Deku know? Well come join us as we answer these questions and more!!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: Tsunderecosplay
You all know the trope! They're the characters who make us cry, they're the ones who never have it easy, and they're the ones who deserved better! Come talk about your favorite white haired anime characters and ask them the questions you all want the answers to! Bring your own tissues.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Nezumean
Remember that one BNHA panel that got interrupted by the fire alarm at Phoenix Comic Fest? HEY, THAT'S THIS ONE!! Come join Class 1-A for Q and A and lots of laughs!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
Oh no! The students of V3 are taking over our ask panel! Join Monokuma and this new cast of Ultimates for an ask panel that will be des-bear-iffic! You know what a new cast means! New scenarios, new answers, new characters, new opinions, but most importantly, the same black and white bear that haunts your dreams.
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Years have passed since the Omnic Crisis and the disbandment of Overwatch, but once again tensions are rising across the globe. Winston, in an attempt to reestablish the once world renowned peacekeeping organization, has assembled some of Overwatch?s finest heroes to participate in a Q&A to ensure that you, his new recruits, know exactly what they?re getting into when joining his team. So come and find out what it was really like being part of Overwatch during its glory days, and what the former members are up to now!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: Cheshsmiles
Come spend an hour in Eos with Prince Noctis and his Chocobros as they answer your questions about their travels, their world, and their extensive line of hair care products!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Nezumean
Have you ever wanted to ask any questions to the maids of the kobayashi Manor? Or maybe have some question for miss kobayashi herself? Come to the dragon maid panel, where your wish is our command!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
A cosplay host club with the theme centered around non-alcoholic drinks.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: B.I.T.E. Club
Please join in for a meet and greet, especially for ball jointed doll collectors! Have that special doll you want to show off and take photos with? This is the place! Hosted by Desert Dolls.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture
Panelist: Draconian
OMG the strings just broke!!! It will be OK. Join us and learn the basics of stringing a BJD. All dolls and companies are slightly different, but the basics are the same. Learn to take apart and restring your doll. This skill is important in the maintenance and care or your doll. Take the mystery and fear out of seeing your doll in pieces. Host will string doll as part of panel. Note swearing under their breathe may happen during the demo and should be ignored.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: susan2453
Have some doll items that you would like to trade or sell? Come join other ball-jointed doll owners to trade or sell unwanted BJD wigs, clothes, accessories, etc!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
So you want to know more about those dolls you see around anime cons. Get up close and personal with dolls and their owners. A brief description of doll sizes, types, and companies will be given. Find out how others were sucked into the BJD world and why we choose to stay. All questions are welcome and current owners are encouraged to attend and share their stories. Host will bring several sizes of dolls and allow attendees to hold and interact with them.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General
Panelist: susan2453
This panel is going to go in depth on the Mobile game BanG Dream! Girls band party. We?ll discuss the different bands, who best girl is and maybe jam out to some great songs.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Gaming
Join Royal Goldfish (Formerly Poison Sugar) in learning the difference between satin, cotton, twill, chiffon and more. What is the best fabric to use for what cosplay? Where should you spend money and where can you be a cheapskate? Not only will you learn all about fabrics but she will also show you some amazing fabric manipulation techniques that won her a prize in the Masters Category at Costume Con this year and how you can master them.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: poisonsugar
Want to tackle that ball gown cosplay? Want to try your hand at making a corset for the first time? Join Royal Goldfish (formerly Poison Sugar) in learning the basics of corset making, petticoats and hoop skirts. You'll learn fabric choices, boning, busks, and the best place to order supplies. You also learn how to layer all this stuff to achieve the best shape, tips and tricks and best of all- there is a giveaway for free corset patterns if you hang around until the end!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: poisonsugar
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Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Have you heard of Backroom Casting Couch or just want a really good laugh? Come join us as we will be showcasing anime being re-dubbed with the most hilarious casting director in porn, ?Rick?. He will be talking to various anime girls, who knows, maybe he?ll be seducing one of your waifus.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Meet your favorite heroes from the awesome series Boku no Hero Academia! Come join us for laughs, a Q & A, and a chance to win cool prices like charms and wall scrolls!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Daniaalq
Learn how to perform traditional Japanese festival dances with the Japanese drumming club from Arizona State University, Sun Devil Taiko! We will teach two festival dances, and then we will dance in the hallways and invite others to join us as we progress through the con.
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Sun Devil Taiko
Come ask everyone's favorite mute whom is accompanied by many of his friends he mets along the way. While questions can openly be asked about the characters themselves, the story will also be welcomed (since everyone is wondering about Link's fishy romance).
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: delylah03
Army!!! Let's celebrate the awesomeness that is BTS and its maknae Jungkook on his birthday! Join us for party games like charades, musical chairs, name that tune, choreography dance off and more! C'mon...there'll be prizes.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
The Wings era may have come to an end but it will forever live on in our hearts. Get out your A.R.M.Y. merch and come watch one of the most iconic and impressive kings of K-Pop deliver an unforgettable concert experience.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Remember the good ol? days when ?To Catch A Predator? was on fake news TV? Well the mastermind behind it all, Chris Hansen has set up a trap for all you ecchi perverts! Enjoy a clip show of moment where your favorite anime perverts get busted trying to hit on moe girls.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
Come join Yumeko Jabami, her friends, and the student council for an offical match! Join the characters of Kakegurui for an hour full of fun, games and of course, gambling! Curious about techniques? We'll have a Q&A to answer any questions you may have!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Kakegurui AZ
Bring your cringe, bring your weabo past...Heck bring your Wifu as we tell the best con times and your worst of con times. And remember what happens at con stays at con.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Adult
Panelist: Choco Cosplay
So you're interested in going to some cons out of state? Maybe you've been to a few, but feel like you could level up your planning and travel? We'll give you all the tips and tricks you need to know about traveling for to those huge distant cons, including packing, comparing airlines, and plenty of recommendations!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: devilcreated
Learn to squash the con crunch, overcome the over spending, and how to get done what you want done! In this panel get ready to focus up and learn how to put that dust covered planner to use!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: HellaCasual
So you caught the cosplay "bug". You've made a costume or two but you're feeling the pressure of bigger, better costumes and you're not sure WHAT to do. No worries, we've got your back! Come talk to us about tools, advanced materials, techniques, quick solutions to complicated costumes and all manner of cosplay related crafting topics. You have question, we're ready to answer it!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
If you are a cosplayer, photographer, or interested in either, this panel is for you. This panel will discuss the proper etiquette, do's and dont's for cosplayers and photographers, how to schedule a photoshoot, pricing, and a live demo. Hear from both sides: the good, the bad, and the funny.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Looking for love? Well look no longer! Come join us for our Cosplay18+ Dating Game! With audience participation our lovely host are waiting to help you find your one true love!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Con Mom & Dad
We all know cosplay positivity is a great thing--cosplay is a giant messy family of people screaming for glue guns and safety pins, and it should be fun! But have you ever considered how someone's not-screen-perfect or AU cosplay might teach you things you never knew about a worldview you never considered? Come discuss how different kinds of diverse cosplay enrich fandom and con spaces and allow us to look at our heroes (and villains) in a different light!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: Oy Vay Cosplay
It's time for the second annual Cosplay Dag Race! Based off of the popular tv show Rupaul's Drag Race, this competition will have you strut your stuff, design your own looks, prove you can charm everyone with acting challenges, and more! Do you have what it takes to be Saboten's Next Cosplay Superstar?
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: (Not Clickbait)
Garrick of KnowOne's Designs and SyFy's "Cosplay Melee" leads this workshop for anyone looking to light up their cosplay or props. You don't need experience with a soldering iron, or to know how many volts an AA battery has, or even that LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Garrick will teach you how to modify existing LED products and assemble simple LED circuits to take your cosplay to the next level.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Knowones designs
Ready to learn some makeup basics? We're gonna give you a great foundation to build your makeup skill set, some tips and tricks, interesting comparisons, and finding the makeup style that is right for you. There are no rules in makeup, only preferences, so lets have fun!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: devilcreated
Cosplay for the starving student! We share the tips and tricks we've collected over years of cosplaying on shoestring budgets. We know all the shortcuts to making a costume look great on the cheap! Come with questions, come with note-taking equipment and come with an eagerness to learn!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: Team MOS
Anyone that has frequented the convention environment has seen these photographers at work . And let me tell you it was no easy task to get them put down the cameras and take take a seat in this panel. Our panel of equally seasoned and skilled cosplay photographers are ready to answer your questions.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Do you want to start cosplaying, but have no idea where to begin? Are you new to cosplaying and wondering how to move forward? This is just the panel for you! Come learn helpful tips for beginners, or share some tips of your own to help others.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
A cosplay guide like no other, we'll be focusing on how to make a cosplay fast, cheap, but still absolutely camera ready. Help us choose a character and we'll take the audience step by step, breaking down the cosplay into pieces, creating a fake schedule, and keeping us under budget. We'll also share tips and tricks for painting, prop creation, and basic time management skills.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Aicosu
Cloud's Buster Sword, Wolfwood's Punisher Cross, Zanbato's MASSIVE blade, Diane's Gideon Hammer, Seras's Harkonen and the Magic Knight's Escudo blades all have something in common: THEY DEFY LOGIC. These enormous weapons bring drama to anime and leave cosplayers gaping. Join us as we advise you on recreating anime weapons on time/budget with lightweight and sturdy materials.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
It's about to get spooky, scary up in here. Welcome to Creepypasta Galore where we venture into a world filled with creepy, scary, and disturbing things. Join us as we play creepypasta games, tell stories in the dark and fight the urge to not turn the lights back on. Tell Jeff you ain't going to bed tonight because we got some games to play.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
From starting a light music club to driving tanks, come learn the various things groups of cute anime girls are doing in the CGDCT Genre of anime.
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: bengals59
Come join the Voltron paladins for some minigames and memes! Shiro will provide his tablet for pictionary, and Hunk, Pidge, Keith, and Allura are excited to lead a game of charades. Lance will dab for you! All ships are welcome.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Cosplay Dorks
"That?s wrong!? Or is it? Come enter the panel where the audience brings up the debate topic and then participants are chosen to come battle their side out, just like the Scrum Debate in the game! If you?re lucky, hope will be on your side and guide you to victory! If you?re not...a punishment awaits. Do you feel the despair yet?
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
I am your host Chouji akimichi, on today's episode I will be taking you to all the favorite eating spots in a variety of different animes. We will be exploring restaurants, food stands, and all the favorite places eating places that your favorite anime characters love to eat and we might be joined by some special guest hosts.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Chouji4485
Join us for a pose-filled pajama party with the Joestar line, hosted by DIO! We'll be taking questions, playing games, and sharing juicy secrets.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
With all the anime out there, you're guaranteed to find disappointing series that really don't hit the mark. Perhaps the anime was adapting your favorite manga, and did everything wrong. Come discuss some terrible, disappointing anime, and maybe even discuss how they could have turned out!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Have you ever wondered what your favorite DJs are doing up there? Well they are not just pressing play.(lol) Well we're here to let you know what exactly they are doing. Come by as we inform you about the latest technology and the latest trends in DJing
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: DJ 101
Come and see why Dollfie Dream dolls with their anime style looks are so cute and amazing. You might have seen people walking around conventions with these dolls in their arms or on their shoulders. There are many kinds of Dollfie Dream dolls and many dolls released off of popular anime characters. Dollfie Dream dolls are great to customize and dress up. Just like cosplay but with a 1/3 scale doll. Feel free to ask questions, take pictures, touch or hold, and bring your own dolls. We encourage it
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: AnimatorAR
Entry Fee: $5
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Who says DRAMAtical Murder is dead?! Well, we?re here to show you that it definitely is not! Come join Noiz, Aoba, Koujaku, Mink, Clear, and the rest of the DMMD crew for some crazy stories, questions, answers, truths, dares....you name it, we?ll do it!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
Ever wanted to do a voice-over dub of an anime? Well now's your chance! At this panel, you've got the power to add any lines you want to your favorite anime!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: (Not Clickbait)
Can't find the right color fabric, trim, wig, or even various plastic materials? Join us and learn some basics on dyeing! We'll have examples of the different types of dyes available in craft stores and will be discussing the easiest way to use them so you can achieve the look you want for your future cosplay!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Lunar Lyn
It's the little details can really make a costume stand apart! Come learn some easy techniques for embellishing your favorite pieces, including custom bias tape, ruffles, beading, rhinestones, and more!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Lunar Lyn
It's the last day of the con, bring your kiddo to our family fun hour where they can paint their own awesome winding, wooden snake friend! They can base if off their favorite snake Pokemon, favorite kind of snake or create their own fun snake style! We have a limit of 10 snake friends so first come first serve- this is a free make and take. Children must be accompanied by an adult and they cannot be left unsupervised. Note: Yes, if 10 kids don't show up adults can paint snakes too.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Panelist: poisonsugar
Do you think you're a part of the ultimate fandom? Do you think your favorite characters are unstoppable? What if we put you in a battle against YOUR OWN fandom? Battle against your fellow contestants in a duel to defend your favorite character within your own fandom!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: bunnie-sama
Come and join us for an informative panel on the ins and outs of Fanfiction writing for those stuck. Be it stuck with advancing your plot, writing better dialogue, learning to stick to deadlines, keeping characters IN character, or even simple marketing troubles like getting your fanfic circulating in your fandom. Bring in your troubles and questions and we'll help you work them out. Or, tell us your fic see we can look it up and help you live!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Aicosu
UMU, Prospecting Master! The servants of Fate cordially invite you to attend a Q&A event where you can ask history's heroes any questions you have! Witness historic (I think the modern civilization calls them 'roasts') battles and the tales these heroes these heroes have to share. So join us, promising Masters! And don't spend all your Saint Quartz all at once!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: valentinecosplay
In 1966, Gene Roddenberry invited fans to boldly go where fans had not--publicly, anyway!--gone before. This panel is a self-guided museum tour through the days of fandom yesteryear, comparing then with now. Take a look at how fandom has changed, how it's remained the same, and how it might continue to evolve! [This panel has no specific start time. Come in whenever you please! A 15-minute minimum is recommended.]
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Ninalyn
I will help you with the basics in having a figure collection. Cleaning, cases, lights, and the know how to order them and spot bootlegs to keep yourself safe. Q&A for those that have specific questions and a show and tell of my collection for a look at a large number of them.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Sabo Academy
Panelist: FatedHero
Final Fantasy may be 30 years old, but it is still a series with tons of fan hype! From the main line series, to the spinoffs, to even Kingdom Hearts, there's something everybody can enjoy. Join the cast of the new Dissidia NT as we discuss our favorites in the series and what makes it so important to us, and to you! We want everyone to join the discussion, because we're ultimately all fans. We'll be waiting for you, Kupo!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Soraberries
have you ever had a hard time finding the protagonist in anime? With all of the crazy hair styles and the plain look characters it can be hard. but guess what..... we're here to help~
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Have you ever looked at your favorite characters and thought "I'd love to cosplay them, but I have no sewing machine and no money"? Don't know the difference between a figurine and a flat stitch? Just want to cosplay without spending $300 you don't have? This is the panel for you! Come learn how to thrift shop for cosplay, use existing pieces, and put together a streetwear cosplay look--with only Google, a glue gun, and your own ingenuity.
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Oy Vay Cosplay
Join the Iwatobi and Samazuka swim club!! and ask them any dying questions you have, dares a perfectly fine too!!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Tooruables
Hey, New Kid! Who has the better franchise? It's a question that sparked a civil war and now it's time to pick a side! Participate in a Q&A, Saddest Backstory Contest, and a Mock Battle (don't forget to point out Micro-Aggressions!) in order to win some sweet prizes. Come join us as we finally decide which superhero franchise will be the ones protecting our city!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: KawaiiCactus
Tired of people throwing shade at your fan fiction writing? Whether you want to work for a book packager, write spec scripts for established TV shows, or use your Wattpad success to attract agents, local author Sara Fujimura (TANABATA WISH and BREATHE) shows you how to take your ?little hobby? and translate it into a paying gig.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: SaraFujimura
OMG how cute are those giant walking plushies. Oh wait, theres a person in there!? This panel will be a crash course in how to approach a fursuiter and how to interact with them. We will cover the do's and don'ts, how to spot a handler, how to BE a good handler, and some common furry misconceptions.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General
Join the Paladins of Voltron as they kick back and engage the audience with fun games, but they'll kinda let loose this time. The audience will be entertained with challenges, imrovs, and a short dating show into the mix! Remember, you must be 18 or older to take part in these activities!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Join the Yuri on Ice skaters for an hour of skits, in-character Q&A, and party games!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Loving the con, but need to crank out a few words on that WIP? Searching for sketch material? Got some cosplay oopses to fix? Staring down your AMV tweaks? Come share some space with your fellow creative congoers, get some inspiration, and cheer each other on--or just throw in your headphones and get in the zone! (BYO sketchpads, scratch pads, and other materials.)
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: Oy Vay Cosplay
Overwatch's Genji discovered the band Ninja Sex Party? Oh boy! Come join us as Genji and a few of his friends lip-sync to the sensual vocals of Danny Sexbang and act out the stoic mannerisms of Ninja Brian in this funny, crude, and bizarre concert! Genji's been practicing in his bedroom mirror, and he's ready to dance!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: N/A
Ever played King's Game? Well, Giovanni loved it so much, he has decided to steal it and make it his! Come join Team Rocket AZ as we host our twist on this ever-popular game of acting, trivia, and sucking up to the Boss! Prizes* may or may not be involved! *Prizes may include, but are not limited to: A high five, an approving nod, a Pokemon card that has been in our back pocket for a while, or a horde of Zubat from out of nowhere.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
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Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Have you ever wanted to start with Gundam model kits, but were unsure how to build them? Come learn how from experienced Gunpla enthusiasts over this 1 hour panel! Learn to properly remove parts from runners, snapfit a kit, and apply sticker decals! There will also be a Q+A session.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
If you're already a seasoned Gunpla modeler and want to expand your skillset, come to this panel! Learn to smooth out seam lines, fill gaps, scratch build weapons and parts, and scribe detail lines. There will be a Q+A session at the end of the panel.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Do you have an interest in painting your model kits? Come learn from an experienced painter about the many methods of painting. Hand painting, rattle can painting, and airbrushing will all be discussed and demonstrated if the space allows. Q+A session will be held at the end of the panel.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
From novice builders to perfect grade builders, Bear Guys to the Char Zaku, we welcome all builders! Bring your gumpla and tell us what techniques you use and ask questions! Meet others who love this hobby just like you!
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, General
Panelist: K2U
Come visit the characters of Haikyuu where we will be playing games that you can win prizes in, read some doujin, and talk about things that would probably never happen in cannon but we hope they may one day. We hope to see you there!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Haikyuu AZ
Come ask some questions, play truth or dare, and a round of historical Kahoot with some of the anime world's favourite countries- the wonderful characters of Hetalia!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: TrinCos
Homestuck is well and alive, and the cast is all grown up. Come and ask all the lewd questions that have lurked at the back of your mind since 2009, engage in classical debaucheries like spin the Faygo and truth or dare, and so much more. Skaia is the limit in this panel!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult
Panelist: Nalmar
Have you ever wondered what your favorite Danganronpa characters get up when they're not being brutally murdered by a sadistic teddy bear or plotting to destroy their classmates? Well, here's your chance to find out! Come join the kids from Hope's Peak Academy for an hour you won't forget!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Nezumean
Seasons 1-3 are great, but seasons 4-13 are horrible. We all know a few series that have gone for far too long! Can these shows be that good? Are they worth the time? Let's take a look at why these series keep jumping the shark, and beating the metaphorical dead horse.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
A panel diving into methods of how you can ad to your pictures using the power of photoshop. We will be discussing simple methods to ad to your pictures things like Lens Flairs, Dust, Fire, smoke and background images. We will mainly be using photoshop but will have a few different phone apps that people can use as well.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Photo and Autograph
Panelist: Midas Touch
Drop a figure? Get a little to physical with one? Maybe some one bumped in to it or its just old and leans over. Well I have a few tricks and tips to help with most of these problems. I will show you some of the tools materials and techniques used to repair PVC figures at home.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: FatedHero
Ever find a figure and think the price is too good to be true? Well it may be. In recent years bootlegs have been on the rise. I can give you some handy info on how to protect your self from buying one of these fakes.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: FatedHero
yaoi yaoi yaoi come watch and learn about some yaoi that you might have not known about. and talk all about your favorite ships. come play our yaoi games and win prizes
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Do you have something to say but can't quite find the right person to tell it to? Do you have a confession that's just too juicy to share. Well at this panel, you're joined in with similar people of interest that can help out with your problem! Come share your stories as we try to help you resolve your issues, or just something you need to tell others to get it off your chest. Don't worry. We can keep a secret.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
Please join our event, for a two hour, sew til you drop contest, to see who can come up with the most stylish and unique outfit for your ball jointed doll! All materials will be provided, all you need to do is bring a doll to sew/make an outfit for. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture
Panelist: Desert Dolls
Join us for a game show unlike anything you've seen before! A fan favorite (+18)! We take members from the audience, put them on stage, and blindfold them. Playing clips from both anime and from hentai. Making the contestants guess, "Is It Hentai".
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
Is this your first con (or your first in awhile)? Maybe you just want tips from a Girl Scout on how to most safely and effectively manage your con to maximize your fun without jeopardizing your health? Look no further: longtime congoer and former East Coast con staffer Oy Vay Cosplay is here with tips and tricks you might have known but didn't think of that will make your con-going experience as safe and awesome as possible!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: Ninalyn
Throw on your yukata, buy some hanabi, and grab your tomodachi. It?s time to throw a summer-themed party for your cosplay/anime friends. As always, The Obento Lady sends you home with cooking knowledge, cultural tidbits, goofy stories, and free recipe cards. Itadakimasu!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, General
Panelist: SaraFujimura
In this panel we will be discussing Japanese aesthetics in the context of their appearance in the series houseki no kuni! If you would like to learn more about Japanese aesthetics, or if you simply want to come talk about how pretty the gems are, come check out our panel!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Sabo Academy
Panelist: rpinette
Let's join together to talk about a master of his craft. Junji Ito is a world renowned horror mangaka, having created hundreds of horrifying stories. Join M.O.E. as we journey through some of his crazier works, dissect his style, and lose ourselves to our terror. Beware of spirals!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture
Oops... Haha, ignore the title of the panel! Hey, it's Monika! I just wanted to let you know that I am bringing the literature club to a panel room near you! I would much appreciate it if you could come celebrate with us. Natsuki even made her best batch of cupcakes! Yuri is just dying to meet you! So, why don't you come hang out? Sayori would like that. Show us your writing skills in a poem contest! See if your words can win our hearts! Now, you don't have to join the club, of course. However, we would love to celebrate with you! See you there? Great!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: NightCove_theFox
I ship it, you ship, maybe some people don't ship it, but hey you can't please everyone. Come on up gush about your favorite ship! Tell us about your late night AO3 searches, your favorite fanfics or fanart. Yaoi, yuri, straight, we don't judge(well maybe a little). We really just wanna hear about how much you ship it!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: DanGalaxy
Starting to collect K-Pop is exciting, but it can also be overwhelming. This panel will go over everything you need to know when you get started! Whether you're interested in collecting albums, photocards or more, we'll help you with avoiding scams, finding the best deals, and finding the best ways to organize and store your collection to keep it pristine!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Stan Loona
Heeere comes trouble! Do you love K-Pop? Then what are you waiting for? Come on down to the K-Pop Dance Game where we play the choruses of your favorite K-Pop songs! All you have to do is get up and dance along if you know it! Everyone who attends will be able to receive a random mini prize!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
How many K-Pop dances do you know? Come show off your moves and grooves as some of the most popular K-Pop songs from across generations play. Prizes will be awarded!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Come join us for another year of our talent show style competition! Do you have that it takes to be crowned this years K-Pop Star?! Sing or dance your way to the top and win awesome prizes!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: K2U
So you think you have what it takes to become a ninja? The next Hokage? Or maybe you're just looking to impress your Kouhai? Then it looks like you'll be wanting to attend Sensei Hatake's Training Camp, grab your headband and your ninja gear and prepare for some intense ninja training (this is being run by The Sharingan Warrior after all). As you compete to show that you're the best in the class! And deserve recognition for your indisputable greatness! P.s. Don't be late! (Wouldn't want to upset Kakashi Sensei would you?)
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ZachyLost
Are you sick of the typical AMVs that only has Naruto and Bleach content with mediocre music? Then you?ve come to the right place! The AMVs we?ll be showing are all created by us, so we worked a lot of hours to bring you all your favorite Ecchi and Kawaii girls mixed in with a variety a music. So whether you?re stuck in the ?90s or a millennial, you?ll enjoy your time.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: thereisnofilm
In kpop bop you can have fun and learn about your favorite kpop groups like BTS, EXO, DAY6 and SEVENTEEN. There will be dancing, games, prizes and more! This is for all kpop fans whether you just got into kpop or you are a kpop know it all.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Ahegoat
GRIFFFFFFFFFITTHHHHHHHH! Calling all Berserk fans! Ever wanted to sit down with your fellow fans and discuss your favorite manga? Ever wanted to vent about how the Berserk 2017 anime adaptation personally offended you? Well now you can. Let's talk everything Berserk...especially since, well y'know.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Manga
D.Gray-man is a dark and morbid series that many know and love. And while we appreciate Hoshino-sensei for putting all that hard work into drawing and writing it, the slow updates are kinda killing us all... So what better way to cope than to join together and talk about the various questions we have yet to have answered? From the Heart Candidates to Bookman secrets, come join us for an open discussion on the many, many theories fans have joined together to form in our desperate times! (Just be prepared for possible spoilers!)
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: OllieIsQueen
An open discussion on the representation of LGBT+ individuals in nerdy media.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: KaiKitsune
"I use to be a con goer just like you, until I took an arrow to the knee." Come on in and enjoy an hour of NPC talk and share about how much joy they bring into our Video gaming lives. Who knows, you may even discover some hidden NPC gems you may have overlooked during your adventures. "We await for you, Weary travelers."
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Manga, J-Culture, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
Join the residents of Arcadia Bay by participating in an interactive storytelling panel. You'll get to use Max's Rewind ability or Chloe's backtalk to help solve the mystery. Bring your polaroids for selfies and don't forget your choices have consequences. It's gonna be hella cool, shaka brah! (Pssst, there's prizes involved)
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: KawaiiCactus
LEDs can brighten up any cosplay! If you have a bright idea you want to see come to life this is the panel for you! Join cosplayer BillyBolt as we trades tips with ways to light up your wardrobe!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
Did you come see our Lip Sync battle last year? Come see us again and have some fun! Pick your songs, dance and sing it out!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Zorua_Maximum
Are you tired of boring panels? If so you can came to the right panel, in this panel you will experience awesome fun entertaining AMV's and a bunch prizes to go around. And no more blue balls to suffer with. You will be able to finally bust that blue balls and give yourself the relieve that you deserve. What are you waiting for?!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
Lolitas and lovers of lolita fashion! Come join us after the tea party for a fun relaxing craft hour. There will be all kinds of items for you to make to create the perfect accessory for that new co-ord. Brooches, jewelry, flower crowns and more, all free thanks to the donations of our local community. We hope to see you there.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: poisonsugar
Bring out your penlights and idol merch and get ready to cheer on your favorite school idols as they perform their greatest songs for everyone to enjoy.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Panelist: Johhnycakes
Come and see the members of Akemi Muse, back for their second Saboten Con performance, to provide entertainment for everyone! We will be doing dances, a Q&A, and games with one of a kind prizes. We will also be offering group and solo photos to be taken at the end of the panel. We can't wait to see you there!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Akemi Muse
Have you ever been suspicious of these idol groups? Have you ever thought something just wasn't right with those high school girls? Well! You've found your place here as we discuss the connections and coincidences (conspiracies) between the two groups.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: spooki-spooki
Welcome to the Love Live!: NozoEli Radio Garden! A performance, Q&A, and game panel. Our hosts, Nozomi Tojo and Eli Ayase, will discuss the animations of Love Live! School Idol Project, Love Live! Sunshine, plus other school idol anime and topics! We will have prizes, special guests, and so much more to come! Join us while we sit back and enjoy our love of school idols! Hope to see you there!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Bestgod.Cosplays
Never even sewn on a button? Have no clue on how to thread a bobbin, or even what a bobbin is? Do patterns make you confused and angry? Well then, do we have a panel for you! Come join us for an introduction to all the basic skills, and hopefully level up your sewing skill tree while you're here.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Trollki
From Sailor Moon to Madoka Magica; animators have been finding new ways to reinvent what it means to be a magical girl. Join us as we talk about the series that built and deconstructed the genre.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Hey guys, did you want us to do Mario Party again? Welp...too bad, we got Mario Kart 8 instead, and guess what? It WILL be in color, and everyone will be able to get a turn this time. Well, as long as you don't leave like that stupid traitor Gary did last year, the wimp. Perhaps you might actually win this year, perhaps we'll actually have a prize, or just maybe we'll just send you on your way with pride that you are part of the 1% that doesn't fall off freaking rainbow road.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
"HERE WE GO!" Get ready for some Mario Party action like you have never experienced before! Join Mario, Peach, Bowser, Shy guy and friends for an hour filled with fun times, sexy mini-games and Bowser's koopa Bunnies? Come on down and join in on the FUN! Have what it takes to Sumo wrestle Bowser and his koopalings? Play Peek-A-Boo with our Boo ghosts and more! We got Prizes! We got Candy! Roll the dice, It's SHOW TIME!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
Come and watch one of the South West largest costume contests! See hilarious skits and elaborate costumes.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/02/2018 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Miss Deep
Welcome Karamatsu Girls and Boys! Join your favorite host, Karamatsu, and battle against my other 5 brothers in the classic game of Family Feud! This panel lives off of audience participation, but fear not before we jump into the game you will be able to get to know us a little better with a short QnA. Most importantly if you succeed at destroying my brothers with your wit you will win prizes! We promise it will be fun, however we prefer our crowd to be 16+ due to the nature of our show! Hope to see you there!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: DanGalaxy
Welcome to Meme School! Here we will prepare you for anything the world may have to throw at you on the internet, we will teach you the way of the meme and if you're a good student you'll get a gold star!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: CosplayerGT
What would you do for a million dollars? Join us and give us funny and awesome scenarios on what happens if you accept a million dollars.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: StrifeAiray
CALLING ALL MOVIE BUFFS!!!! Think you and your team are the best at movie trivia? Then come join in the fun and prove it!!!!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: fawkespotter16
Are you a fan of watching Top 5 videos on YouTube? Then this panel is worth checking out! Mr. Scorpio is a up and coming Youtuber here to show off his work. He'll be presenting a collection of Top 5 videos that span from topics on Gaming and Anime. If you like his work you can even get an autograph from the man himself! Scorpio will be also giving away stickers as well, so It will be a fun time!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Have you ever wanted to tell the world about how much you love your waifu? Now is your chance to express your love to your Waifu by competing against Mr. Scorpio's waifus! The panel will consist of 5-10 rounds of different types of Waifus compete against. Not everyone can go against Scorpio, so be sure to raise your hands high and yell for Mr. Scorpio to battle you! If Scorpio is defeated on any round, a prize will be given to the winners!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Let's all hang out and talk about my hero academia! Head cannons, ships, theories, you name it! Enjoy a Q&A with the panelists and some fun games too, all in the comfort of your PJs!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General
Panelist: Jakey101
RFA is holding auditions for a new MC! Do you have what it takes to step up and take the challenge in this fun & exciting gameshow where you must impress the characters? Then come join the party and try not to break any hearts!~ After all, no one wants a bad end.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Gaming
Think you can tell apart your favorite anime characters simply by their silhouettes? Think again! We'll make you question just how well you know your favorite anime characters in this fun, interactive game show in the style of everyones favorite "Who's That Pokemon"!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Mochi Fever
Have you ever been able to recognize an anime or game from the opening or ending song alone? Name that Anime Tune gives fans a chance to show off their inner otaku and compete with others in a game to name an anime based only on the score alone! Small prizes will be given out to those with the best score!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
We're back again with NAME THAT THEME! The Anime theme Game Show where you the audience must guess the Theme- or be bested by your hosts!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: KatDensetsu
Have you seen any of the anime Netflix is branding? What do you think of them? Masterpieces? Trash? Well come on in and take a seat so we can discuss!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Achu Blesumi
Come find the real shiro and have a blast with the other paladins. We has games and have the answers to all you most daring questions.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Mimic
Join Noctis' friends and his totally creepy uncle to a fun filled truth or dare
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
What is Old School Anime? We will talk about different animes that a lot of people may have never heard of. We will also talk about what is Old School to people. Depending on when you were born a certain anime might be considered Old school to them. So will talk about all kinds of different Old School animes.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Chouji4485
Come in, sit down, and discuss some of the great anime series of yester-year! During this panel we will discuss some of the classics, some you might remember, others you might not; the characters you loved and some you didn?t. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a nice hour of nostalgia in ?Old-School Anime 101?!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
Based off of the incredible Rooster Teeth game show, we bring you On The Spot: Sabo Edition! This panel will be full of improv, games, prizes, and wacky fun!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, General
Panelist: Fake AH of AZ
Entry $5/person or $15/team
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
COMMENCING 18+ DATING GAME IN 3..2..1.. Get ready to get intimate with the bachelors/bachelorettes of OVERWATCH. Ever wanted to know what it's like to take Bastion on a romantic cruise? Would Mercy go 'all the way' on your first date? Ask Reinhardt about the 'Hammer' he keeps in his pants. *Winky face* Join us for an hour of Laughter, Salt and a whole lot of Overwatch shenanigans! Lights, Camera, Action! It's about to get A-Mei-Zingly steamy in this panel! GG.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: UnnecessaryDTeam
What's better than a video game? A scary video game! At PC Horror Gaming we will turn down the lights and turn up the volume for an hour of terrifying (Or possibly some games that are hilariously bad at being terrifying) PC horror games! Audience participation is always welcome!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, General
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
Learn how to play Japanese drums (taiko) with the Japanese drumming club from Arizona State University, Sun Devil Taiko! We will teach you how to play taiko with music from Pokemon Sun and Moon, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Voltron: Legendary Defender, and Isle of Dogs. There is no prior experience required--everyone can play!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: Sun Devil Taiko
Have you ever wanted to be the very best? Like no one ever was? Your chance is now! Test your poke-knowledge in the ultimate trainer draw-off. 22 teams of two battle for the ultimate Pokemon prize pack! From Kanto to Alola every level of trainer is welcome!
Schedule: Estrella (Guest) | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: CookiePlay
Having trouble creating props and costume pieces to scale on your body in relation to your favorite characters? Join Lunar Lyn to learn the process she uses to make this a frustration free process!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Lunar Lyn
Come join us to share stories and discuss your favorite LGBTQ+ characters/relationships in fandom, and how far representation for all of us has come even just in the last few years! Every and anyone is welcome!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/01/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, General
Panelist: danierika
Test your Poke-knowledge against Team Rocket's best and brightest...though that's not sayin' much. Based off the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?",...but with less bratty ten-year-olds and a much cooler host. Volunteers from the Audience will be selected to participate in a pokemon-themed twist on the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" and compete against each other for supremacy! Several rounds will be played, so come and compete for Prizes!
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Join the paladins of Voltron with a variety of fun games! Get to know the characters by interacting in contests, improv and impression games, and so much more! Kick back with the pala-dudes and get ready to razzle dazzle!
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Make your plastic Gunpla models look like they just rolled off the production line or the battlefield in this interactive panel! A variety of techniques both simple and advanced will be demonstrated with the end goal of creating a truly realistic model instead of a plastic toy.
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, General
Come enjoy anime from the 80's and 90's! We'll play clips from titles such as Gundam, Dragon Ball, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dirty Pair, Ranma and so many more! Bring your thinking hats and prepare for a discussion on how anime has changed from the 1980s to the 2000s!
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Join Nora, Pyrrha, Penny and Cinder and they talk about Salem, The Grim and the world of Remnant. These ladies of RWBY will talk about their journey from Volume One NOOBS to Volume Five Huntresses and Villain(s). We will share some of our favorite clips and propose ideas for upcoming Volumes.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Entertainment, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
A panel to tell scary stories, myths, and legends. Creepypasta welcome.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: AngelaCheer
Are sewing patterns intimidating? Do you hate spending a lot of time trying to find the perfect pattern? Learn how we take clothes that fit us well already and make our own patterns. We will show you how we learned to make our our patterns from pre-existing clothes or costumes we've made before. We will show how to draw onto mock-ups to add seams and designs, how to make patterns from pre-existing clothes, and other tips. We are not traditionally trained seamstresses, we are self taught and want to share what made sewing less intimidating to us!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Knowones designs
Come watch contestants show their best skits during Saboten Con Skit Contest. Awards will be given to the best skits.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun C/D/E (Main Events) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Miss Deep
Training to become a pro hero can be very tiring -at least, that's what our students at U.A High think- and they want their needed break. Join the U.A. students and teachers at a night filled with ghost stories, a PJ character Q&A, and games with prizes!!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Thiccbrowboy
"So, who would you...?" - has been an age old question amongst the community of video games and anime. In this panel, we will, not only select, we will discuss, praise, and probably roast the various choices we make on which anime honey (male of female) we would Smash, Pass, or Waifu.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Panelist: Yuhki
Think you stan k-pop? WELL THINK AGAIN! Come play games ranging from trivia to guess the choreography! All while some of the greatest hits from old to new. Maybe you'll win a big prize? See you there!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, General
Panelist: Alli.Can.Cos
An introduction to cosplay photographer for beginners and amateurs brought to you by professional cosplay photographers
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: modeviac
GAME SHOW!!! A game show parody of Jeopardy. Contestants have to compete in stereotypical nerd challenges, and answer questions to see who is the biggest weeb! Sure to make you cringe and laugh at the same time!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: BillyBolt
Ever thought about submitting panels to a con but couldn't find the right topic? Got any questions about how to further engage your audience? From Anime and Manga, to Gaming, to Cosplay help, and even Western Media, we've covered it all and we?re here to help! Stop by and we?ll share our tips and tricks to making your panel the best it can be.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: CookiePlay
Have you been a casual for far too long and want to step up your game? Come listen to some veteran gamers talk about their experience raiding in hardcore World of Warcraft guilds and pushing high ranks in Overwatch, League of Legends, and PUBG! We?ll also offer tips so you can git gud!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Sabo Academy, Gaming
Panelist: Schrei205
You see all these anime fanzines online and are interested but don't know where to start - what publisher should you use, should it be open applications or invite-only, what theme should your zine be? All your questions will be answered in this panel!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Cosplay is great fun and when you take on a character with a unique skin tone, face shape or prosthetic it can be even more exciting. Learn about the differences between water, cream, oil, alcohol and silicone based make-ups. We will also talk about the benefits of brush/sponge vs airbrush applications. Come join ThermoCosplay as they present the basics on costume make-up!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 08/31/2018 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
This panel will address important things to remember when creating a cosplay with stage combat in mind. We will discuss costume creation, prop making and health tips to remember. We will also talk about choosing and working with a partner and how to stay sane (mostly) through the entire process! Part 1/3
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Team MOS
Entry Fee: $5
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/02/2018 03:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
Entry Fee: $5
Schedule: Encanto (Gaming) | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHP Gaming
DING DING DING!! Who's ready for round 2 and or a rematch(sit down Gary, not you) Well if you are, then get your butt down on over to this panel! Well be playing the greatest smash game ever- (Again, not mellee. GARY!) The original! This time we fixed the screen so its actually in color and with sound! Or it won't! I don't know! Do I look like a time traveler?! Do I Gary?!?! So come beat up your friends in Super Smash Bros.! To prove absolutely nothing but what a total awesome nice guy you are cause you let that little kid win and not beat the ever living tar out of him cause your actually a super MLG quick scope no scope sensitivity on max type of guy! (I'm so sorry I yelled at you Gary. We're still friends. XOXO -Guy who runs panel)
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: Deadketsu
We all look at adventure movies and think "Gee, they really could've used a better party." Surprise Party is the chance to see these ideas come to life. Combining elements of DnD, fan fiction, and Whose Line is it Anyway, a group of contestants will be asked to come up with a party of adventurers from all works of fiction who will replace the main cast of popular movies and see who's crew can best overcome the challenges of that story.
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, General
Panelist: Matias Tautimez
Come join us to discuss many interesting symbols in Devilman Crybaby and their impact on the story and viewership! We will be talking about a variety of symbols, including, but not limited to, religion, archetypes, allusions, etc. Or feel free to bring up one you can think of! (There will also be some trivia breaks with cool prizes!) Note: The discussion is meant to be PG-13, as all images and topics discussed will be, and we ask that you remain both objective and sensitive while discussing religious symbolism.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: Cosplay Clowns
Do you have what it takes to be part of the Pokemon World's favorite losers?! Come for a chance to take on a rigorous regime that our grunts go through to become a member of Team Rocket! If our Lord-Boss, Giovanni, deems you worthy, you will have the honor of joining our Team, and will receive great prizes!* *Prizes may include, but are not limited to: A pat on the back, a kick in the shins, the existential crisis of knowing you can never be a hero again, and the kind of death that comes with a ding sound effect.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Have you been watching abridge series and have been wanting to talk about it with others? Well come join us as we watch abridge series from different shows and vote in who is the king of abridge series.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Tsunderecosplay
Let's ask the characters questions about their lives. Ask the characters questions!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: AngelaCheer
GET READY KNB FANS!! The Generations of Miracles as well as their new partners in crime are here for you. They will answer all the questions and play all the basketball (not really play) and also all the activities we can.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/03/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: delylah03
Ninjas from all around are welcome to come and participate in The Chuunin Exams! Show off your Ninja skill for prizes and fun. Come and see if you have what it takes to pass the Chuunin Exams!
Schedule: South Mountain (Cosplay & BJD) | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment, General
Are you a fanfiction writer who wants to improve their writing skills - or branch out into writing smut? Are you an avid reader who wants to try your hand at writing? Talk to experienced fanfiction writers about their experiences in fandom, the dos and don'ts of writing smut, and being a female writer writing M/M stories.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Why is Shinsou so popular? Is Mineta truly as terrible as he seems? Who is the best villain of them all? At The My Hero Academia Discussion, we will discuss all there is to talk about from the popular series My Hero Academia! Beware, there may be manga spoilers ahead.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/03/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: The Wicked Weebs
We all strive to get that big kid job to pay for our expensive hobbies and get those ecchi merchandise, but how much are those items REALLY? Have you actually tried to research how much they are and how much you might have to shell out? Let?s play a guessing game in a sexier version of ?The Price is Right! H Edition.? Be a contestant and try to guess how much the items (figures, dakis, books, toys) sell for, and whoever guesses the closest wins!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment
We all love Pok?mon, but are you truly a fan if you don't see the flaws? Team Rocket happens to be an expert on flaws so join us as we dissect some of our favorite quirks with the series and its following!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
With the remake of Final Fantasy 7 just around the corner you might just be wondering what the big deal is with the man brandishing a Chocobo style hairdo. Fear not, the Cookie Crusaders have you covered. His story, his background, and even his many, many cameos. We got all the details on Square Enix's power playboy!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming
The Geek Lyfe's Darth Mexican and friends have preached the good word about how subbed anime is better than dubbed anime. However a group of Arizona cosplayers and anime lovers have joined together to convince them otherwise. Will it be enough to prove which type of anime is better once and for all?
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: TheGeekLyfe
In this workshop you will learn about the different types of Thermoplastics, how to cut and join thermoplastic together, and how to finish your prop. EVA foam base covered in thermoplastic is used in many armor cosplays and this workshop will serve as an introduction to EVA foam and thermoplastics by making a mini shield. You will be able to experiment with the various techniques of working with Thermoplastics in constructing your own personalized mini shield. The 105th Squad will provide all of the tools needed to create your own masterpiece and members of The 105th Squad will show you how to do the various techniques to build your shield and will be available to help you on the path to mastering your own thermoplastic crafting skills. WARNING: Heated foam, adhesives, and sealants give off fumes which may irritate some people. Sharp tools and heatguns will be used at your own risk. Optional items: respirator Cost for this workshop is $25.
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: The 105th Squad
So, you enjoy My Hero Academia right? Think you might know a bit more then some other fans, or you just feel like you want to express something you feel about the show/manga towards other. Well, This Is: My Hero Academia by Nerd Rage is the perfect panel for you. We'll do things from giving you guys trivia questions, to watching funny videos related to the series, and even talking about why we love the show and enjoy some laughs as well. This time, it's our turn to go plus ultra.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: NerdRage
Please join us as we talk about Pretty Cure one of the most beloved and long running magical girl anime in Japan that has yet to be main stream in America. Gather around as you meet long time or newbie fans of the show because together we <3 pretty cure!!!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: pan0cake
Purpose: 1. To share the experience of Akihabara (Those that have been there and images) 2. Suggest how to create plans to visit Akihabara 3. How to travel there on a budget Panel to be presented from the perspective of Male and Female from both the US and Native Japanese. 4 panelists in all.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Interested in becoming an Exorcist? Fantastic! Make sure you come to class then! The head of True Cross Academy and some of his favorite students have brought the classroom to all you exorcist hopefuls all the way from Japan! Just step through the magic doorway, and you'll have stepped into a True Cross certified classroom! Don't be late! punctuality is an important part of being an exorcist!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ZachyLost
Please join us for the return of the fanfiction panel that will not only make your night, but also scar you for life! We offer a wide selection of fanfics from the darkest and most horrifying corners of the internet. Pairings such as Squidward x Hatsune Miku and Professor Snape x Teletubbies will resurface in this night of many, many tears. We look forward to seeing you there!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Come one, come all! Enjoy a wonderful sit in a panel where you can talk aboutanything andeverything. For instance, life, love, hate, war, peace, octopi, fandoms, hentai, embarrassingmoments, and even the things you dare not speak in public. Uncle Yuhki is here to talk you through all of the universe's great questions- with stories.
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Panelist: Yuhki
Help navigate this horrific butterfly effect game: each choice could mean life or death, but for whom? Your actions decide who survives Until Dawn. "Eight friends trapped together on a remote mountain retreat, and they aren?t alone. Gripped by dread, with tensions running high, they must fight through their fear if they all hope to make it through the night in one piece." This is a play-through of the iconic butterfly-effect horror video game, Until Dawn. Attendees will be able to interact by helping the players decide which paths to choose, determining which of the characters live or die.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment, Gaming, General
Panelist: AmaraSama
Have you found yourself struggling to decide if a cotton blend is better than a polyester blend? Worry that satin will make you uncomfortable in the summer? In this panel, you'll get a crash course in different types of fabrics and how they can be used for stepping up your garment construction game. Information for both beginner costume makers and advanced seamstresses.
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: MaeDae Cosplay
With the array of adult programming, it can be intimidating or exhausting to soak in all of the aggressive information! Come sit down with and relax as we explore the comfier side of hentai and ecchi as we will talk and unwind with some comfy and lewd romance. No downers here, just a nice time.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/01/2018 01:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment
From Len, Luka & Miku; to Akari, Kanon & Teto! We've got all the voices you love! Come join NerdRage for our handpicked songs; stay for requests and potential gifts!
Schedule: Phoenix A (Guest) | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: NerdRage
Join the Paladins of Voltron in this "after hours" panel - discuss your favorite ships, scenes, and learn what's hidden behind the helmet. This panel is "ship and let ship." No fandom discourse!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/01/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult
Are you tired of boring panels? If so you can came to the right panel, in this panel you will experience awesome fun entertaining AMV's and a bunch prizes to go around. And no more blue balls to suffer with. You will be able to finally bust that blue balls and get yourself the relieve that you deserve. What are you waiting for?!
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
Death Note is a beloved series and just like any beloved series it has its fair share of adaptations, the most recent being Netflix's Death Note, which you may be surprised to hear has a really good rating on the site; so the question has to be asked is it really all that bad? Objectively speaking is it a bad movie? That's why I'm here to answer to essentially defend it, and explain why as a whole the movie isn't really that bad is it?
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: ZachyLost
Do you remember watching anime in 3 parts on YouTube? Did you jam out to Nightcore versions of your favorite anime songs? What about dancing to classics such as Love and Joy or Carameldansen? If so, come relive the glory days of our youth and lets get nostalgic! Or come in for a history lessons that helped shape what cons are today and being thankful for our founding anime fathers of yesterday.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, Gaming, General
Welcome to Camp Campbell! Here, we have everything except for you! We would love for you to join us in some games and ask us any questions you might have! Also, we don't know where Cameron Campbell is.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: General
Panelist: Campe Diem
Come & meet the leaders of Yumenosaki Academy's idol course in a panel where they'll be explaining the game "Ensemble Stars" and the characters that are in it.
Schedule: Valley of the Sun B | 08/31/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music, Gaming
Okay so you?re watching this new show or reading this new doujin: A cute girl with a LARGE personality. She asks you to meet her after school, what will she do: seduce you, asks you to bury the bodies, or ask you to film her lewd endeavors? Try to guess correctly and win some prizes all while being more well versed in the culture of hentai!
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment
Many years ago, after the end of a bloody world war, mankind took shelter in six city-states that were peaceful and perfect... at least on the surface. However, Shion?an elite resident of the city-state No. 6?gained a new perspective on the world he lives in, thanks to a chance encounter with a mysterious boy, Nezumi. Nezumi turned out to be just one of many who lived in the desolate wasteland beyond the walls of the supposed utopia. But despite knowing that the other boy was a fugitive, Shion decided to take him in for the night and protect him, which resulted in drastic consequences: because of his actions, Shion and his mother lost their status as elites and were relocated elsewhere, and the darker side of the city began to make itself known.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Are you tired of boring panels? If so you can came to the right panel, in this panel you will experience awesome fun entertaining AMV's and a bunch prizes to go around. And no more blue balls to suffer with. You will be able to finally bust that blue balls and get yourself the relieve that you deserve. What are you waiting for?!
Schedule: Camelback A | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Teriyaki
Jack the Ripper, Oda Nobunaga, Dracula, the Shinsengumi, The Chosen One, Demon King, and many others! In the vast universe of fiction with overlapping names who has truly earned or best represents their respective title. If you believe one deserves it more than the rest then come by and make your case. Rules are simple, as long as the character is specifically called the title you think they deserves it is valid. Whether its for serious or comedic reasons as long as you believe they deserve the title come and convince me but be prepared to debate
Schedule: Camelback A | 09/01/2018 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, General
Panelist: exshade
Let's be honest, there's always arguments among the hero classes about who has the best quirk. Come join our heros and ask questions, and take a poll on who present has the best power!
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/01/2018 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: TrinCos
A Con favorite returns! This is an anime and video game twist on the classic improv show "Whose Line is it anyway?". Laugh your butt off with all the Con related antics our group can come up with on the fly. And, who knows, you may get a chance to show off your skills up on stage.
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Panelist: Yuhki
Ever looked at a wig and thought "how?!" Us too. Come join some fellow cosplayers in a panel all about the truest struggle: "how do I make a wig DO THAT?" we'll share some before and afters of our own wigs and some tips and tricks that have worked for us for an array of styling needs!
Schedule: Alhambra (Cosplay) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy, General
Panelist: danierika
Want to see what some of the true staples of japanese hentai are and find out what they are all about then come in. These will be some of the old and new biggest hentai episodes out there along with some of my favorites. Ever wonder what the genres are well im going to let you know.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Panelist: FatedHero
You've heard of Worbla, but what is it really? What are the differences between regular, black, clear, pearl, and red? How do you use it? What are the pros and cons? Come learn the answers to these questions with Schrei205, who has built lots of props and armor using this material!
Schedule: Maryvale B (Workshops) | 09/01/2018 01:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Sabo Academy
Panelist: Schrei205
If you've ever been interested in Warhammer 40K, Infinity, or any 28mm wargames, this is the panel for you! We will be doing a crash course in painting miniatures at this scale using paintbrushes and acrylic paints - even if you aren't into Warhammer, miniature painting can be a calming and rewarding creative hobby. Miniatures, paint, and brushes will be available to use. Paint a mini and take it home with you! (attendees must register for this workshop)
Schedule: Ahwatukee (Hobby Expo) | 09/03/2018 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Tags: Sabo Academy, Gaming
If you enjoy catchy music, cool dancing, high-production videos and beautiful, stylish, meme-worthy people, maybe you'd enjoy the rising phenomenon of Kpop! From ballads to bangers, playful and cute to sexy and smoldering, your world is about to get a little more daebak when K-idols come for your heart! Come learn about the hottest groups and songs, the latest trends and industry news, and talk up your faves and make new friends in the growing Kpop community!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 09/02/2018 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
After a successful thermonuclear weapons test in the deserts of New Mexico. The Black Beast of the Nemesis Knights is ready to kill a bit of his soul again. By bring the foulmouthed, drinking and smoking older brother of Would you Rather. In this 18 up edition of Would You Rather nothing is off limits, nothing is sacred. Uncle Monty is off this meds and his rocker, So buckle up!
Schedule: North Mountain (Cosplay) | 08/31/2018 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Vocaloid is known of it's vast variety of content creators. However, with over 100,000 songs, some of them are bound to make you do a double take. Join us as we showcase some of the creepiest, funniest, and most confusing music videos from the Vocaloid fandom.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
It's about being a muitlple media, youtuber who does YouTube reviews and interviews and videogrpahy, photogrpahy on a budget.
Schedule: Camelback B | 09/02/2018 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: TheXLTE part 2
join come Naruto Uzumaki and his crew on a crazy truth or dare/improve skits
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
When it comes to art, age doesn't matter. Anyone can be an artist! Children can come learn and draw in an anime style at this safe and friendly environment. Hosted by an artist of over 18 years.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 09/02/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: KatDensetsu
come play against yuri and victor. go up against yurio. do your best to win the first yuri on ice grand prix. also ask us some questions you'd been wanting answers for.
Schedule: Cave Creek | 08/31/2018 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: mimic
Join your favorite Yuri!!! on Ice characters in this "after hours" panel - discuss your favorite ships, scenes, and learn the characters' darkest secrets. Who is Chihoko?? This panel is "ship and let ship." No fandom discourse!
Schedule: Camelback B | 08/31/2018 08:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment