JPop Queen: Ayumi Hamasaki 101

Friday, 4:00 PM, 2 hours

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Who is Ayumi Hamasaki and why are people so obsessed with her? Do you wanna know? In this panel you will learn about a living legend in Japan who is continuously putting out new material for everyone to enjoy, and maybe you will become a fan too!


Ridiculous J-Music Videos

Friday, 8:00 PM, 2 hours

Panels 1

Photography OK, but no video recording.

16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

Japan has a reputation for being weird. Come and see just how true that can be with the most bizarre, hilarious, and downright insane music videos from the Land of the Rising Sun--or anywhere!!


VKEI 101: Visual Shock History

Hosted by A-To-J Connections

Friday, 7:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Join A-To-J Connections as they dissect the ins and outs of the Visual Kei scene around the world! From X JAPAN, BUCK-TICK, and MALICE MIZER to Mejibray, BugLug, and Dir en grey, we will cover it all and everything in between! This panel will cover topics such as the fandom, the various sub-genres, and the style that goes hand-in-hand with VKei! Expect information, videos, giveaways and lots of fun! This panel will have something for everyone, fan and newcomer alike!


VKEI 102: Visual Shock Crimes

Hosted by A-To-J Connections

Sunday, 11:00 PM, 2 hours

Panels 3

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

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

Extreme imagery and Visual Kei have gone hand-in-hand for decades. Join A-To-J Connections as we take a look at the dark, extreme side of Visual Kei! From Dir en grey to eroguro to fan service, these are the craziest videos and images Japan has to offer! Nudity & gore will be present as well as other surprises! We guarantee that this panel will shock you! Entry level topics and cultural aspects will be covered as well. We warn you though: This panel is not for the faint of heart!