Anime (and Manga) for Parents

Panels 3 :: Friday -- 17:00

1 hour

Hosted by Gilles Poitras.

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.


Anime Adaptive Writing Process

Panels 3 :: Sunday -- 12:00

1 hour

Hosted by J. Michael Tatum.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Join voice actor and writer J. Michael Tatum for a lively discussion of the pleasures, pitfalls and provocations of adaptive writing.


Intro to Internet Voice Acting

Panels 3 :: Sunday -- 13:00

1 hour

Hosted by Kira Buckland.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

The Internet is where quite a bit of voice-over work is happening these days. Voice actress Kira Buckland started her career as an Internet-based voice actress, and now you can too! Join her as she goes over the basics of voice acting online, and what you need to get started.


J. Michael Tatum: WTF 101

Panels 2 :: Friday -- 23:00

1 hour

Hosted by J. Michael Tatum.

No video recording or photography allowed.

18+ (audience must be 18 or over, ID will be checked)

Got a question for Tatum unfit for a family friendly panel? Bring it! Join the uproariously unhinged (and ridiculously opinionated) voice actor as he holds forth on any and everything under the sun - just be prepared for the tables to turn! 18+ only. No recording allowed


Living and Working in Japan

Panels 3 :: Saturday -- 14:00

1 hour

Hosted by Raj Ramayya.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

So you??ve finally made it to Japan! How will you live day-to-day? Where can you find work? Can you function on speaking English alone? Join Raj Ramayya as he discusses the basics of living and working in Japan, drawing from his own experiences of nearly 20 years in the land of the rising sun


Making Anime: Start to Finish

Panels 4 :: Sunday -- 11:00

1 hour

Hosted by Hiroyuki Kanbe.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Have you ever wondered how an anime episode is put together from start to finish? Hiroyuki Kanbe shares his insider experiences as an animator, storyboard artist, designer and director and gives insight into the creation process of an anime episode.


Q&A with Chantal Strand

Panels 3 :: Sunday -- 11:00

1 hour

Hosted by Chantal Strand.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Actress, singer, writer Chantal Strand comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with Hiroyuki Kanbe

Panels 3 :: Saturday -- 16:00

1 hour

Hosted by Hiroyuki Kanbe.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Take out your memo pads, director and veteran animator Hiroyuki Kanbe is here to answer your questions! Mr. Kanbe has worked on numerous series from classics such as Evangelion and Rurouni Kenshin to recent hits like Oreimo and Silver Spoon.


Q&A with HOME MADE KAZOKU

Panels 1 :: Saturday -- 13:00

1 hour

Hosted by HOME MADE KAZOKU.

No video recording or photography allowed.

Suitable for All Ages

Get to know MusicFest headliner HOME MADE KAZOKU better as they answer all your burning questions before tonight's concert!


Q&A with J. Michael Tatum

Panels 2 :: Saturday -- 10:00

1 hour

Hosted by J. Michael Tatum.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

J. Michael Tatum comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with Kira Buckland

Panels 3 :: Saturday -- 15:00

1 hour

Hosted by Kira Buckland.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Up and coming voice actress Kira Buckland comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with Noir

Panels 4 :: Sunday -- 14:00

1 hour

Hosted by Noir.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Noir comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with Raj Ramayya

Panels 2 :: Friday -- 18:00

1 hour

Hosted by Raj Ramayya.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Learn more about MusicFest opener Raj Ramayya as he answers all your questions before his performance tomorrow night!


Q&A with Takami Akai

Panels 2 :: Saturday -- 14:00

1 hour

Hosted by Takami Akai.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Anime character designer and illustrator Takami Akai comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Songwriting Workshop

Panels 3 :: Sunday -- 15:00

1 hour

Hosted by Raj Ramayya.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Do you want to write your own songs, but always seem to stop before you start? Maybe you want your song to be included in the next big anime or game? Composer Raj Ramayya shares his own tricks of the trade to help you find your inner songwriter and get started on creating your own original material.


Tokyo on the Cheap

Panels 3 :: Sunday -- 14:00

1 hour

Hosted by Gilles Poitras.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Tokyo has a reputation for being an expensive city. However Gilles has been able to do 3 week trips for under $2,800 for all essentials. Airfare, housing, transportation, meals are covered. Come learn how you can save money, money you can perhaps to spend on toys and gifts instead.


Voice Acting in North America

Panels 2 :: Saturday -- 17:00

1 hour

Hosted by J. Michael Tatum, Kira Buckland, Chantal Strand.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Every wonder what its like to be a professional voice actor? Join J. Michael Tatum, Kira Buckland, and Chantal Strand and learn about the ins and outs of the industry.


Yokai: The Kappa

Panels 3 :: Saturday -- 18:00

1 hour

Hosted by Gilles Poitras.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Come learn about the kappa. This creature from Japanese folklore shows up in many anime, manga and live action movies. Subject of many legends, they are aquatic, dangerous, amusing, and even helpful. There is a major shopping street in Tokyo named after them and a shrine to kappa nearby.