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Friday, February 17
 

12:00pm

Cosplayer Nation: The Documentary

Meet the Mad Men & Mademoiselles behind Cosplayer Na- tion: The Documentary, a yearlong project on documenting cosplayers all across America. There will be brief screen- ings of never-released footage and a scandalous Q&A with CEO Joshua Adams and co-producer Uke Li. 

 

2:00pm

The Geek Comedy Tour - The Actual Panel

This is a full-on Q&A panel with the Geek Comedy Tour, complete with road stories, robots, prizes, nerdery, em- barrassing stories, and love. 

 


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The Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is a collective of the funniest stand-up comedians from the Washington DC area. Each one is an experienced comic, having performed at bars, clubs, and colleges all over the East Coast. Telling their normal jokes to normal audiences but all of that was about to change. | | There was something amiss. For you see, they were all gigantic dorks, and comedy club crowds don’t fully appreciate jokes about comic books, anime, and video games. So, they’ve decided to let their...
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3:00pm

FUNimation Sneak Peek Panel

What could be better than a FUNimation clip show? Join FUNimation for a showing of some new and upcoming DVD releases. Curious about their new releases, but don’t have the time to catch a screening before shelling out the cash? This is the panel for you. Fan participation and prizes are encouraged. 

 

4:00pm

Bad Anime, Bad!!

The pain! Oh dear god, the pain!! Oh, Japan – how could you ever allow these shows to see the light of day?! The panelists take no responsibility for any psychological dam- age done when they show (re: inflict upon you) some of the worst of the worst. Remember, they say ‘cruel & un- usual punishment’ is illegal in this country!

 

6:00pm

Official Gaia Panel

Come meet Gaia’s staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes! 

 

7:30pm

Giant Robot Rumble w/ Steve Yun

armony Gold’s Steve Yun hosts a panel where judges argue over which robots would win in a fight, while Steve makes fun of attendees for being huge nerds. 

 


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Steve Yun

While still a young college student and part-time hacker in 1998, Steve got his first job at an anime company as a digital animator. It was a dream come true for any fan who grew up on anime to be working somewhere in the industry. After slaving away through 80 hour work weeks and one really bad 100 hour work week where he started hallucinating from being awake too long, Steve called it quits and went back to Riverside where he got his B.A. in Creative Writing. Stay in school, kids!

9:30pm

DRAGONBALD: A Dragonball Evolution Roast w/ Kyle Hebert (18+)

This is a screening of the live action Dragonball movie, which will be receiving the MST3K treatment courtesy of Kyle Hebert. 

 


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Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Marvel Vs Capcom 3 (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), X Men Arcade (all male voices) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from Dragonball Z. Other notable roles include Soul Eater (Masamune), Ouran High School Host Club (Kazukiyo Soga), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow).

11:00pm

J. Michael Tatum: WTF 101 (18+)

Remember his earlier Q&A? Well, this is very similar, only this one is a bit more uncensored. Put the kids to bed and come with your unvarnished questions. 

 


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J. Michael Tatum

Nurtured on anime classics from the tender age of Star Blazers, et al, this reclusive fanboy-turned-voice actor/writer/ADR director/flake extraordinaire spent more years than he cares to remember in what might charitably be described as freefall before landing, mostly by accident, smack dab on the industry of his dreams. To this day, some believe the small crater made by the impact remains the source of his power.

12:00am

12:15am

Super Art Fight: Unleashed! (18+)

You’ve seen Iron Artist. You love Super Art Fight. Now see what happens when the rule book gets thrown out. Pre- pare your eyes (and your therapists) for anything. 

 


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Super Art Fight

Birthed at Katsucon just four years ago after a group of crazed artists engaged in a round of special hugging, the self-described “Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe” truly is unlike any other live event touring today. Super Art Fight is best described as a mixture of Pictionary and Pro-Wrestling, with larger than life personalities battling each other on the canvas, creating unbelievable art right before your eyes! No two shows are ever alike, so get ready for a once in a...
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2:15am

2:30am

The Yaoi-ing Game (18+)

Like BL? Love pretty boys?!? Do you want to be queen or king of Katsucon’s fujoshi? Don’t know what a fujoshi is? Play “The Yaoi-ing Game” and try five segments of Q&A, voting, and video to win. Four contestants are chosen and audience participation is encouraged and rewarded.

 

7:00am

Anime vs The World

How has anime influenced the world, and in turn, how has the world influenced anime? 

 

8:30am

Allez Cuisine! An Iron Chef Japan Retrospective

Before becoming a popular Food Network series in America, Japan’s cooking competition show reigned supreme for nearly a decade with over 300 episodes! Showcasing talented chefs, various cooking styles from around the world, and a wide variety of themed ingredients, the “Iron Men of Cooking” battled for the eccentric Chairman Kaga in a fierce cooking competition! Bring your bell peppers and celebrate the Iron Chef legacy with us! Allez cuisine! 

 

10:30am

Steampunk Show and Tell w/ Steampunk Family & Clockwork Dolls

Join The Clockwork Dolls and The Steampunk Family for an exhibition of steampunk paraphernalia. Have a ray gun, a corset, or a fancy hat that you’re dying to show off? Bring your favorite steampunk item for this fascinating show and tell! 

 

Guests

The Clockwork Dolls

When The Clockwork Dolls emerged onto the Steampunk music scene back in 2007, their mission was simple: To create music that serves not only as a source of recreation, but as a storytelling vehicle as well. Utilizing epic orchestral music and operatic vocals, The Clockwork Dolls established their presence in Steampunk music early on and were considered one of the pioneering bands to labeled under the “Steampunk” genre, along with the Vernian Process, Abney Park, and the Unextraordinary...
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12:30pm

Something*Positive Panel w/ Randy Milholland

The comic Something*Positive has been around for a de- cade and its creator has a lot of stories to tell. Come listen to Randy ramble about comics, their fans, and more. Due to language this panel is 18 and up. 

 


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Randy Milholland

Randy Milholland has been drawing the webcomic Something*Positive since 2001 and making people uncomfortable even longer. Ask him nicely and he’ll draw a free fast sketch for you. His hobbies include cooking, hiding acorns, and forgetting to write bios and making poor, unfortunate con staff members miserable.

1:30pm

Kiryu & Kazha Q&A

Come listen to our main two musical guests talk about their recent works and upcoming plans. 

 


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Kiryu (桐龍)

Kiryu (桐龍) is a Japanese artist with a unique sound that moves beyond basic rock, exploring what an artist can do for music, instead of what music can do for an artist. With a distinctive style and keen awareness as a vocalist, Kiryu creates music that sets him apart from other musicians. Now focusing on his solo career with his self-described “sexy” music, his considerable experience and influences integrates many genres, from pop to rock and from electronic to hip-hop, and the result...
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Kazuha Oda/Kazha

Kazuha Oda started the band Kazha after her successful solo career, releasing several albums in Japan, working with a wide variety of different performers including the Grammy winning pianist Bob James. | | Kazha released their first EP “Breathe Through Your Dreams” from major Japanese label Victor Entertainment in September 2009. With the release of their first full-length album “Overture” in April 2010, Kazha made their first National tour in North America and South America...
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2:30pm

We Con, Therefore We Are: A Critical Look at the Modern Congoer

Why do you go to anime conventions? How have anime conventions changed over the years? What’s right/wrong about convention culture today? Come join Zhao Chen and Charles Dunbar in this roundtable discussion about the ups and downs of contemporary convention culture. 

 

3:30pm

Voice Actor Panel

Join in on a discussion about the realities of working as an actor in the anime industry. From auditions to recording, come learn what it’s really like to make a living working in the anime industry. 

 

5:00pm

FUNImation Industry Panel

Catch up on the state of the industry, direct from FUNima- tion. Hear the latest news and get updates on upcoming releases live at the show. Stick around till the end of the show for some special announcements. 

 

6:00pm

Tales From the Sippy Cup w/ Chris Ayers

A noted voice actor and ADR director, Chris Ayres has acted professionally since the age of six and is the voice behind a multitude of anime characters. Come hear him discuss being on both sides of the microphone.

 


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Christopher Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway. He currently works as a voice actor for ADV FILMS and FUNimation ENTERTAINMENT.

7:00pm

Gaia Game Show

If you enjoy fun, games, contests and random awesome- ness, come to the Gaia Game Show. We’ve got some cool surprises and fantastic prizes up our sleeve, so come prepared for a good time. All attendees are guaranteed to walk away with a prize! 

 

8:30pm

Anime Cat Fight w/ Steve Yun

Harmony Gold’s Steve Yun hosts a panel where judges argue over which anime girl would win in a fight, while Steve makes fun of attendees for being huge nerds. 

 


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Guests

Steve Yun

While still a young college student and part-time hacker in 1998, Steve got his first job at an anime company as a digital animator. It was a dream come true for any fan who grew up on anime to be working somewhere in the industry. After slaving away through 80 hour work weeks and one really bad 100 hour work week where he started hallucinating from being awake too long, Steve called it quits and went back to Riverside where he got his B.A. in Creative Writing. Stay in school, kids!

10:00pm

Anime Old Geezer Panel (18+)

Check out this gathering of several old-school anime guests and fans chatting about what anime was like in the old days, and how they think it should be in the 21st century. Come one, come all... and bring your Kevlar vests! 

 

12:00am

Guest Uncensered (18+)

Due to the state of the economy, this year’s “Guests Uncensored” event will be a little more toned down than it normally is. That means no flaming hoops of death or live reenactments of Battle Royale with our guests. We hope you’ll still join us for a mellow, quaint evening of sophisticated and intelligent conversation. Wait... this just in! The recession is over! “Guests Uncensored” is back on in full force! Light the flaming hoops and break out the explosive collars and implements of death! It’s going to be a long and interesting night.

2:00am

BioWare Fan Panel

From Baldur’s Gate to the highly successful Dragon Age and Mass Effect series, BioWare has captured the attention of RPG fans around the world. BioWare started making PC RPGs like Neverwinter Nights and Baldur’s Gate, but eventually made the move to consoles with the highly rated Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for the Xbox. We will also analyze how BioWare has managed to recreate the RPG and have taken the thunder out of Final Fantasy.

8:00am

Evangelion, Deconstructed

Neon Genesis Evangelion and its mysteries have been put under a microscope more than almost any other anime. While many questions have been left unanswered, many facets of its creation have been documented in detail. This panel will present a broad survey of what went into creating Evangelion.

10:00am

10:30am

Charity Auction

Come one; come all! It’s that time of the year again – to come and bid on popular and hard-to-find items and donate to a wonderful cause! This year our benefitting charities are the American Cancer Society and the Cherry Tree Maintenance Endowment Fund. As always, we will have hard-to-find items from around the Con, some popular items from the Merchants’ Hall, as well as original artwork from Artists Alley. We will also have all the panels from the Super Art Fight competition and you can only bid on them at the auction. We will have a table set up Friday and Saturday in the Merchants’ Hall with information – feel free to stop by. The auction is Sunday morning, 10am to 1pm in Live One. We can’t wait to see you there!

1:00pm

2:00pm

Robotech Free-For-All w/ Steve Yun

Did you miss the first Robotech panel? Do you have more questions that weren’t answered? Here’s your chance to catch up and see more funny Robotech clips. 

 


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Guests

Steve Yun

While still a young college student and part-time hacker in 1998, Steve got his first job at an anime company as a digital animator. It was a dream come true for any fan who grew up on anime to be working somewhere in the industry. After slaving away through 80 hour work weeks and one really bad 100 hour work week where he started hallucinating from being awake too long, Steve called it quits and went back to Riverside where he got his B.A. in Creative Writing. Stay in school, kids!

3:00pm

Intro to game collecting

Every five years, the video game industry pushes forward into a new hardware generation with better graphics and (hopefully) better game play. What of those old games whose systems get discontinued? While many remain in the ownership of the players who continue to enjoy them, many find their way into the secondary used market, which is ripe for game collectors who have learned that for the cost of one brand-new game, they can get a dozen or more from eBay or Craigslist instead. For some, it can
become a self-sustaining hobby, where funds from resells can fund new purchases indefinitely, all while adding more and more titles to your collection.

 
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