ADR Director: Ask Me Anything!

Hosted by Jad Saxton

Saturday, 12:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Ever wondered what an ADR director is? Have questions about directing anime, or how to get there? Guest of Honor Jad Saxton gives you an insider's look.


Anime/Manga for Parents

Hosted by Gilles Poitras

Friday, 5:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Parents, aunts, uncles, adult friends, kids who want to improve their parents' knowledge about anime and manga; this panel is for you! Why anime is popular, why you should take a closer view of it for your own enjoyment, what may be problematic, and more will be covered. Gilles Poitras will discuss various aspects of anime and manga that parents should know about as well as answer your questions.


Career Spotlight: Toshihiro Kawamoto

Hosted by Toshihiro Kawamoto

Sunday, 1:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 1

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Ask questions and learn about Guest of Honor Toshihiro Kawamoto's career, as well as his current and future projects.


Chat with THE BEAT GARDEN

Hosted by THE BEAT GARDEN

Sunday, 2:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No video recording or photography allowed.

After seeing them in concert last night, get to know MusicFest headliner THE BEAT GARDEN better as they answer all your burning questions!


Chris Patton: 20yrs in the Biz

Hosted by Chris Patton

Saturday, 2:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

In this panel, Chris Patton (somewhat reluctantly and in a bit of a state of bafflement ;D ) reflects on and answers your questions about the length and breadth of his Voice Over career, how the business has changed since 1999 (!!!), and what he's learned about himself and his relationship to performing, after two decades behind the mic.


Cosplay Content on YouTube

Hosted by D-Piddy

Friday, 8:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Want to make cosplay content on YouTube and maybe earn millions of dollars from it? Well sorry, this isn't PewDiePie… it's just D-Piddy. But don't worry, he should be able to at least get you a subscriber… or two.


Cosplay is for Everyone!

Hosted by VampyBitMe

Saturday, 5:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Vampy & Hoku Props dive into making costumes from scratch: how to decide on materials, tools, fabrics, and more. Focused on armor and sewing!


Cosplay: Fast, Cheap, & Dirty

Hosted by Aicosu

Sunday, 11:00 am, 1 hour

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Why is cosplay hard OR expensive? We'll talk experiences, shortcuts, resources, and how to build an audience-suggested cosplay from start to finish.


Detective Pikachu Post-Watch

Hosted by The Dex!

Sunday, 3:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 1

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

The Detective Pikachu movie is finally out… but is it good? Come discuss your thoughts with Alex and PokeKellz from The Dex! Warning: SPOILERS!


Fanfiction Writers Workshop

Hosted by Aicosu

Saturday, 6:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

An informative panel on fanfiction writing for those stuck. We'll also go over screenwriting basics to help with dialogue, plot, and story structure, keeping characters in character, as well as marketing tools like tagging, times for posting, and networking to make your fanfic get more readers. Q&A will be included for specific constructive criticism.


How to Do a YouTube

Hosted by Jirard Khalil

Sunday, 5:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 1

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Someone's gotta do it, right? We all want to make videos online, so here's The Completionist and a panel of "Special Guests" with some expert advice!


Market Your Personal Brand

Hosted by VampyBitMe & D-Piddy

Sunday, 12:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Guests of Honor D-Piddy and VampyBitMe teach you to market yourself and your brand. Learn to become an online personality and work with companies!


Navigating Tokyo

Hosted by Gilles Poitras

Sunday, 2:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Intimidated with the size of Tokyo? Don't be. While Tokyo is large, with thirteen and a half million inhabitants and over 600 subway and train stations, it is actually very easy to get around. If you can navigate in your home town, or even the various locations at FanimeCon you can navigate Tokyo. The presentation will cover more than just using the transit system. Other aspects of making your way around Tokyo and tips for making the process easy will be covered.


Posing Like a Pro

Hosted by Aicosu

Friday, 7:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

So the cosplay's all finished and it's time for the con! But wait! Standing in front of the camera is so awkward! Well, we can help! We'll teach you all the basics of how to strike a pose. Whether it's with a group, a giant prop, as an angry character or a friendly one, we got all the tips you'll need to get modeling today!


Q&A with Aya Hirano

Hosted by Aya Hirano

Sunday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No video recording or photography allowed.

Get your questions ready and step up to the mic! Guest of Honor Aya Hirano is here to answer your questions.


Q&A with D-Piddy

Hosted by D-Piddy

Saturday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Get to know D-Piddy. Feel free to ask him anything you want… unless it's about Kingdom Hearts. Don't ask him about Kingdom Hearts.


Q&A with Jad Saxton

Hosted by Jad Saxton

Sunday, 5:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

You've heard her voice in One Piece, Fairy Tail, My Hero Academia, and more—now, come and bring your questions for Guest of Honor Jad Saxton.


Q&A with Nobutoshi Canna

Hosted by Nobutoshi Canna

Sunday, 3:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

If you've got a question for guest of honor Nobutoshi Canna then this is the place to ask it! Canna will be answering questions from the audience at this panel.


Q&A with The Completionist

Hosted by Jirard Khalil

Saturday, 7:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Guest of Honor Jirard "The Completionist" Khalil has beaten a game 100% and made a video review about it on YouTube every week for 7 years… any questions?


Studio Bones Retrospective

Hosted by Toshihiro Kawamoto

Saturday, 3:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Mr. Kawamoto, co-founder of Bones, looks back on 20 years directing and working on anime with the studio.


Tokyo on the Cheap

Hosted by Gilles Poitras

Saturday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Tokyo has a reputation for being an expensive city. However, Gilles has been able to do three-week trips for under $2,800 for all essentials. Airfare, housing, transportation, meals are covered. Come learn how you can save money and have a good trip from an expert of tight-fisted traveling to Tokyo. Money you can perhaps to spend on toys and gifts instead.


VA Spotlight: Aya Hirano

Hosted by Aya Hirano

Saturday, 11:00 am, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No video recording or photography allowed.

Guest of Honor Aya Hirano will talk about her voice acting career and answer a few questions from the audience at this focus panel.


VA Spotlight: Nobutoshi Canna

Hosted by Nobutoshi Canna

Saturday, 1:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Join Guest of Honor and veteran voice actor Nobutoshi Canna as he discusses his career and experiences in the Japanese voice acting industry.


Voice Over Q&A with Chris Patton

Hosted by Chris Patton

Sunday, 1:00 pm, 1 hour

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Chris Patton answers all your questions about Voice Over, including VO vs. Stage, what the meat-and-bones of breaking into the business are, and if it really is "just a fun job you can do from home in your PJs".