Abridging a Series

1 hour

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Like the Abridged Series on the internet? Want to make one of your own? Stop by this panel and learn what goes into the creation of an Abridged Series, then lend your voice to the creation of a special episode right here at Fanime!


Artist Alley 101

2 hours

Sponsored by Lava-Alley.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Every convention has a artist alley and it is a big hit. Always wanted to be in the artist alley but don't know where to start? Well come to Artist Alley 101! Here we will show and give you tips on how to get your artist alley career into full swing.
This panel will include how to start out, what to do, how to apply for a table, what you need,where to get your things from and demo's on: How to make a button, how to make charms, and what displays work best.


Build Fight! Gunpla Battle!

2 hours

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Just watched Build Fighters and now you want to make your models a-meijin? Do you eagerly await each issue of Hobby Japan or Model Graphix? This is the panel for you! Award winning modelers from the SF Bay Area Gundam Club will show some neat tricks and tips to help you become the next master of Jigen Haoh Gunpla! All mecha modelers welcome, from VOTOMS to Macross to SF3D/MaK.


Character Bento Secrets

1 hour

Sponsored by Bento Anarchy.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Everything you need to know about making the cutest lunches on the planet, from Pikachu onigiri to a portrait of Iwatobi Swim Club Characters from food. Basic and advanced techniques will be introduced for both traditional character bento methods and time-saving tips and tricks. Come learn how to play with your food! Magic wand not required.


Cosplay Fitness

2 hours

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

Gender, body type, and skin color don't matter in cosplay. You should always go as a character you love! Cosplay can however be a great motivator to get into the best shape of your life! Come on down and hear some stories and tips from experienced cosplayers working toward personal fitness!


Cosplay Makeup 101

1 hour

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Cosplay Make-Up Basics By a Beginner, for Beginners. Have you wanted to try on makeup with your cosplay and not know where to start? This panel will be covering the basics and tips on where to start with every day cosmetics. We'll cover where we shop for affordable yet reliable products and perform a how to on the steps we take to apply make up, put on contacts and fake lashes. Free fake eye lashes for the first 10 guests.


Cosplay Photo Posing Live Demo

2 hours

Sponsored by WJS Cosplay Photography.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Watch our live demonstration of a photoshoot with experienced cosplay models and a professional photographer. The photos will be projected live onto the big screen as they're taken! Get advice from the models and photographer as they work together. Watch as they come up with new ideas on the fly for poses!
WJS Cosplay Photography brings in years of experience and shows just how easy it can be to create interesting poses that fit the character you cosplay.


How To Make A Cosplay Skit

2 hours

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Have you ever wanted to make an epic cosplay skit for a cosplay contest? Look no further! Come learn the basics to make an understandable and awesome cosplay skit for any Masquerade or Cosplay Contest. Get greats tips on entering the Masqurade or Cosplay contest, getting actors together, creating the skit storyline, audio creating, rehearsals, before and after performance, and more!


How-To Anime Fan Parody

1 hour

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Want to make anime parodies like the cool kids but don't know how? Unscrew your brain and we'll show you! Because of the future we now live in, modern electronic computing technology has made creating fan parodies super easy! We??ll go over everything you might need to get started on making your soon-to-be popular fan parody, from hardware to software, writing, friends, and even talent! Questions will be answered and answers questioned! Get in here!


Illustrator for n00bs, Part 1

1 hour

Sponsored by inki-Drop.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Love the look of vector art, but the interface of Adobe Illustrator frustrates you? In this panel you'll learn the basics! Get an introduction to the most basic tools and watch a simple sketch get turned into easy-to-color linework.


Illustrator for n00bs, Part 2

1 hour

Sponsored by inki-Drop.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

In this panel you'll learn to take simple vector linework to the next level and really make your artwork POP! This is an intermediate class; please attend "Illustrator for n00bs, Part 1" for the very basics.


Improv 101

1 hour

Sponsored by Fully Unscripted.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Fully Unscripted presents everything you need to know to get started in improvisational acting. These skills will work for long-form, short-form, scripted acting, and even help you in life. Think you're not funny? No problem! Ask questions, play games, and have fun.


Make Ren'Py Games!

1 hour

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

Learn how to write and program games in Ren'Py, the free Python-based visual novel engine! We'll teach you tips on writing and planning before diving into coding, dialog, making choices matter, graphics and animation, and everything you'll need to get started on the Great American Visual Novel!


Posing for Cosplay Photography

1 hour

Sponsored by WJS Cosplay Photography.

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Learn the posing theory behind examples of advanced cosplay photos and learn how you can apply them to even your casual photos. Learn how to come up with new ideas and to work with your photographer in creating new poses. Bring your cosplay to the next level! Presented by WJS Cosplay, a professional photographer with a decade of experience in still photography and motion picture cinematography.