All Star Voice Actor Palooza!

1 hour

Hosted by Christopher Smith.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

A performance of a live "cartoon" featuring all voice actor guests (schedules permitting) and members of Saturday's "Anime Audition" panel.


Anime Audition

2 hours

Hosted by Christopher Smith.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

A 2-hour event where YOU get to read audition copy from top rated anime series! Chris Smith gives direction and notes, and the top auditioners get roles in Sunday's "All Star Voice Actor Palooza!" panel.


Anime/Manga for Parents

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.


Below the Radar: Wild 7

1 hour

Hosted by Gilles Poitras.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Originally a popular manga from the 1970s, it's spawned two live action TV series, an OVA anime, and a highly popular movie in 2011. It is even referenced in Battle Royale. The Wild 7 is well known in Japan but few in the U.S. have even heard of it. Come see what you have missed!


Craft Your Fandom

1 hour

Hosted by WindoftheStars.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Ever wanted to bring your fandom to life through cosplay but didn't know where to start? Let WindoftheStars and special guests Abby Darkstar and Keith Zen (Replica Prop Forum Moderators) show you how to plan and execute your project so you can bring that dream cosplay to life.


GAINAX's "Uru in Blue"

1 hour

Hosted by Hiroyuki Yamaga.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Be the first to get information about GAINAX's latest project, "Uru in Blue" from the director himself, Hiroyuki Yamaga!


How to Storyboard

1 hour

Hosted by Kazuhiro Soeta.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Our ever-popular informational "how-to" panel series with Japanese anime industry guests continues this year with a focus on storyboarding. Join animator Kazuhiro Soeta as he gives attendees the 101 on drawing anime storyboards.


Make it Pop: Costume Finishes

1 hour

Hosted by WindoftheStars.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Learn about different the ways to weather your costumes and props with WindoftheStars. Also we'll go over how to add those small finishing details to really make your costume pop!


Meet the Chalk Twins!

1 hour

Hosted by Chalk Twins.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Meet one of anime's most unique pair of artists. The Chalk Twins are identical twin sisters Devon and Lexi. Get to know these extremely talented artists. They will demonstrate their techniques, share some of the secrets and tips of great chalk art, explain how they got started and give away discount coupons and other possible prizes.


Navigating Comic Market

1 hour

Hosted by Gilles Poitras.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Ever want to attend Comiket (Comic Market)? Intimidated by the thought of over 36,000 sellers and over 550,000 fellow attendees? Don't worry Comiket is actually easy to handle with a little planning. Gilles Poitras will go over how to get around Comiket easily and far less stressful than just showing up.


Q&A with Ai Nonaka

1 hour

Hosted by Ai Nonaka.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Popular Japanese voice actress Ai Nonaka comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with BACK-ON

1 hour

Hosted by BACK-ON.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

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


Q&A with Cindy Robinson

1 hour

Hosted by Cindy Robinson.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Live-action and voice actress Cindy Robinson comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with Kazuhiro Soeta

1 hour

Hosted by Kazuhiro Soeta.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Kazuhiro Soeta has been active in Japan's anime industry since the mid-80's and his name credited in many classics. Now he comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


Q&A with Patrick Seitz

1 hour

Hosted by Patrick Seitz.

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

Veteran voice actor, ADR director, and ADR script writer Patrick Seitz comes to FanimeCon for a good old fashioned Q&A.


The Great Armor Debate

1 hour

Hosted by WindoftheStars.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Building armor can be a challenging endeavor especially when there are so many ways to go about it. This panel will go over how to create armor with foam and thermoplastics (Worbla and Terraflex) and the pros and cons of each medium.


The Virtue of the Villian

1 hour

Hosted by Christopher Smith, Cindy Robinson.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

Veteran voice actors Christopher Smith and Cindy Robinson have played many villains over the years and now share what it takes to bring a villain to life.


Voice Acting in Japan

1 hour

Hosted by Ai Nonaka.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Guest of Honor Ai Nonaka shares her experiences of becoming a successful voice actress in Japan and answers your questions regarding the industry.


Voice Acting in the US

1 hour

Hosted by Patrick Seitz, Christopher Smith, and Cindy Robinson.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Every wonder what its like to be a professional voice actor? Join Patrick Seitz, Christopher Smith, and Cindy Robinson and learn about the ins and outs of the industry.


Writing & Directing Anime

1 hour

Hosted by Patrick Seitz.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Ever wondered how your favorite dubs are actually made?  Go behind the scenes with veteran ADR Director and Scriptwriter Patrick Seitz as he peels back the curtain and discusses the process of adapting and directing anime and video games for the English-speaking world.


Yokai: Tanuki

1 hour

Hosted by Gilles Poitras.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Come learn about the tanuki, an actual animal that in folklore is also a supernatural one. In anime they are best known as the protagonists of Studio Ghibli's animated feature Pom Poko. Or you may know about them from Eccentric Family. Explore some folktales, from whimsical to grim, about the tanuki.