Acting/Voice Acting in Japan

Hosted by Masaya Matsukaze

Saturday, 2:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

Join guest of honor Masaya Matsukaze as he discusses his acting and voice acting careers, and answers questions from the audience.


Anime/Manga for Parents

Hosted by Gilles Poitras

Friday, 4:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Parents, aunts, uncles, adult friends, kids who want to improve their parents' knowledge about anime and manga; this panel is for you! Gilles Poitras will discuss various aspects of anime and manga that parents should know about as well as answer your questions.


Character Designing

Hosted by Yoshihiro Watanabe

Saturday, 3:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No video recording or photography allowed.

Suitable for All Ages

Guest of honor and experienced animator Yoshihiro Watanabe discusses the ins and outs of character designing in this informative hour-long panel.


Cosplay Careers

Hosted by Aicosu

Monday, 11:00 AM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Looking to work as a Costumer? Voice Actor? Want to be a part of the industry? GoH Aicosu teaches all about using your convention and cosplay experience in the working world. Including resumes, portfolios, and connections!


Cosplay Makeup

Hosted by Aicosu

Sunday, 11:00 AM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

From foundation to FX blood, Aicosu covers everything cosplay makeup! Including body paint, fake tattoos, contouring, bald caps, contacts, and more.


Destination: Tokyo!

Hosted by Lisle Wilkerson

Sunday, 4:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

GoH Lisle Wilkerson, who is doing work for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, provides you the best, most current information on planning a trip to Tokyo!


Games with Guests

Hosted by Cristina Vee & Lisle Wilkerson

Saturday, 4:00 PM, 2 hours

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

This year, we're giving the audience the chance to play trivia and quiz games against some of our Guests of Honor, and win prizes! Do they know their Mikus from their Kagamines? Do they know their Peaches from their Pits? Do they know more than the inside of a recording booth? Scheduled to appear for the 2016 Games with Guests are Cristina Vee (K-On!, Sailor Moon), and Lisle Wilkerson (Tekken, Virtua Fighter).


How to be a Smash God

Hosted by Sky Williams

Sunday, 5:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Learn tips and tricks to playing Super Smash Bros the best that you possibly can from GoH Sky Williams.


Late Night Illustrator Madness

Hosted by Yoshihiro Watanabe

Friday, 11:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No video recording or photography allowed.

18+ (restricted to those 18 and over, ID will be checked)

Join R18 game illustrator Yoshihiro Watanabe aka Moo°C Dan for some after dark antics we couldn't schedule during the daytime!


Life as an RPG

Hosted by Sky Williams

Monday, 12:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Where GoH Sky Williams talks with you all about the way he sees life and how to level up.


Misadventures of a Blonde Geisha

Hosted by Lisle Wilkerson

Saturday, 11:00 AM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

GoH Lisle Wilkerson shares her adventures growing up in Japan and working as Japanese voice actress. She'll answer all your questions about Japanese and otaku culture too!


Official SAILOR MOON Panel

Hosted by Cristina Vee

Saturday, 1:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Join VIZ Media staff & cast member Cristina Vee from the legendary series for updates and fun as only the Guardians of Love and Justice can provide!


Posing Like a Pro

Hosted by Aicosu

Friday, 5:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

All about posing! Tips and tricks for handling pictures at a con, getting the most out of a photoshoot and more! Aicosu helps you get the best shot!


Q&A with Cristina Vee

Hosted by Cristina Vee

Sunday, 12:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

Voice actress Cristina Vee has over 100 anime and video game roles to her name. Come ask Cristina all your questions at this Q&A!


Q&A with Da-iCE

Hosted by Da-iCE

Sunday, 2:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

After seeing them in concert last night, get to know MusicFest headliner Da-iCE better as they answer all your burning questions!


Q&A with Daisuke Sakaguchi

Hosted by Daisuke Sakaguchi

Sunday, 3:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

Daisuke Sakaguchi has voiced many anime characters over his 25-year voice acting career. Come ask Mr. Sakaguchi your questions at this Q&A panel!


Q&A with Masaya Matsukaze

Hosted by Masaya Matsukaze

Sunday, 1:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

From Super Sentai to anime, Masaya Matsukaze has done it all. Come ask Mr. Matsukaze your questions at this Q&A panel!


S.L.A.Y. (Sky League and You)

Hosted by Sky Williams

Saturday, 3:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

GoH Sky Williams wants to talk to you all, so come out to talk to him in this engaging Q&A.


The Career of Daisuke Sakaguchi

Hosted by Daisuke Sakaguchi

Saturday, 12:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Closing in on 25 years in the biz, guest of honor Daisuke Sakaguchi discusses voice acting and answers a few questions from fans.


Yokai: Kitsune 1 Introduction

Hosted by Gilles Poitras

Saturday, 10:00 AM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

The kitsune, the fox, has one of the largest sets of folklore of any supernatural beast in Japan. Not only are there native tales and legends but also tales with strong influences from China and Korea. This presentation shall cover native traditions associated with Shinto shrines to Inari and several of the various types of tales shaped by continental influences. Examples shall be both from traditional tales and modern depictions from manga, anime and live action movies.


Yokai: Kitsune 2 - Kuzunoha

Hosted by Gilles Poitras

Sunday, 2:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

One of the most famous kitsune in Japanese lore is Kuzunoha, the supernatural mother of the famous onmyoji Abe-no-Seimei. In Japan there are traditional songs as well as bunraku and kabuki plays about Kuzunoha, alas the plays are not available on DVD. However she is little known in the West and this shall be a chance for you to learn about this famous fox woman and the tales associated with her.