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Friday, February 18
 

12:00pm

Infinite Canvas w/Robert Aldrich

Discussing cutting-edge art forms like web comics, online-only webisodes, and similiar future media. This will largely be a discussion of the role the Internet and globalization is having on the entertainment world.


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Robert V Aldrich

Robert V Aldrich returns to Katsucon to spread good cheer and bad jokes. Part writer, part artist, and part walking geek encyclopedia, RVA is back once again to apply his catch-as-catch-can approach of appreciation to video games, manga, and all things anime. RVA can be found in panels... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

Mike McFarland Q&A
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Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Productions in 1997, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Chris Ayres Q&A
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway. He currently works as a voice actor for ADV FILMS and FUNimation ENTERTAINMENT Chris is also an A.D.R. Director for... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Heroes of the Silver Screen w/Todd Haberkorn

Todd takes you on a journey through his Top 10 best and worst superhero outings that took place on the big screen.


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Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the Anime community and continues to be its humble servant by way of english dubbing. Haberkorn received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and continues to work professionally primarily in Texas and surrounding states... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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4:00pm

Get the Most Out of Your Gaming

Don't know the difference between a component cable and a composite one? Don't know a flip about backwards compatibility or hardware models? Perhaps you simply want a better controller? This panel will cover a slew of different things, backwards compatibility, hardware models, hardware mods, and maybe even some emulation tips. The goal is to show you how to get the best play experience out of those games you have, new and old alike.


Friday February 18, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
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5:00pm

Totally Subversive Toons

We all remember when cartoons were nice and safe for kids...or were they? Sift through the subtext and you can see how shocking and tradition-defying they were, and still are, to this day.


Friday February 18, 2011 5:00pm - 6:00pm
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6:00pm

The Evolution of Video Game Music Part 1

Come and see how video game music has evolved through the years from the old 8-bit consoles to next-gen video gaming. Music in video games have evolved from simple loops into highly interactive audio based on how you play the game. The panel will discuss old and new techniques of composing interactive music in gaming, and will also have a short live performance of music from some of your favorite games.


Friday February 18, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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7:00pm

The Best Martial Arts Fight Scenes

A fairly informal but serious look at some of the best fight scenes of martial arts action cinema (Donnie Yen, Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Gorden Liu, Lau Kar Leung, Jet Li, etc) along with factoids and commentary. Part primer, part retrospective and based around a common theme (Last year's theme was weapons. This year's: rematches). Very much like other "favorite scenes" panels, but with more jump kicks, and the occasional arterial spray.


Friday February 18, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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8:00pm

FUNimation Sneak Preview

A FUNimation clip show! Join FUNimation Event Manager Joshua Morris for a showing of some new and upcoming DVD releases. Curious about Alien Vs. Ninja, Summer Wars or FLCL but don’t have the time to catch a screening before shelling out the cash? This is the panel for you. Fan participation and prizes are encouraged.


Friday February 18, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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9:00pm

How to Draw Women in Comics w/Frank Cho

Frank Cho shows you how to draw those sexy comic book vixens that steal your heart!

 


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Frank Cho

Frank Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, and at the age of six he and his family came to the United States. Cho never had any formal training in art, and taught himself to draw and write by reading art books and comics. At the University of Maryland, he created the award winning... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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10:00pm

Changing Role of Women in Video Games From Objectification to Participation

The role of women in video games mirrors how they are viewed and valued in society. Women’s role in games has changed drastically, from an objectified role in the early days of gaming, to a more active and participant role. However, female characters continue to be objectified and sexualized with unrealistic body types that would realistically be impossible for them to perform physically demanding stunts with such a build. This panel highlights changes that can be implemented to the gaming industry if women are to be active, participating characters and not be objectified or valued for physical characteristics alone.

 


Friday February 18, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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11:00pm

Otaku Date & Dash (18+)

Want to find that special someone that loves Pocky just as much as you? Then come to our special Otaku-themed speed dating panel! We'll give our attendants 5-8 minutes of time to converse, test your compatibility, or just chat about the latest chapter of your favorite manga, and then swap Wonderland style to the next person and give it another shot. Who knows, towards the end, you just might find your Prince Charming, or perfect princess, or cute tsundere schoolgirl you were just too shy to talk to before.

 


Friday February 18, 2011 11:00pm - Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00am
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12:30am

MST3K | Dubbed - Whether You Like it or Not? (18+) w/Todd Haberkorn

Join a few of the guests of the convention as we dish on a live action film we dubbed...in all its "so bad its good" glory...


Speakers
avatar for Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the Anime community and continues to be its humble servant by way of english dubbing. Haberkorn received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and continues to work professionally primarily in Texas and surrounding states... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 12:30am - 2:30am
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2:30am

The Ninja Legion - League of Dirty Old Men (18+)

The Ninja Legion presents the League of Dirty Old Men which is a group that discusses the Perverted Old Men in Anime, Manga & Video Games of the Past and Present.  The LoDOM will also educate on the How To's of becoming a Dirty Old Man, but also helps the ladies out with How to Avoid and/or defend against a Dirty Old Man.


Saturday February 19, 2011 2:30am - 4:30am
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Saturday, February 19
 

9:00am

Bandai Entertainment Industry Panel

Join Bandai Entertainment as they go over their current and upcoming releases.


Saturday February 19, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
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10:00am

Internation Relation 101: War, Trade, Love & Peace according to Axis Powers Hetalia

Edutainment: An informational Fan Panel for the widely popular franchise Axis Powers Hetalia. For those who haven't caught onto the fad, Axis Powers Hetalia is a parody comic/anime of world nations, culture, and history. This panel will be an about bridging the gap between the real study of International Relations and highlights the Hetalia storyline and characters; a very light-hearted and broad-scope lens aimed at giving fans a below-surface understanding of how Nations and States interact. We'll also talk about the origin of commonly-used terms such as Special Friendship, Marriage of Convenience, Annexation of Vital Regions, the various kinds of Summits.

((Just FYI, I am an International Relations graduate, with a similar love for satire and Hetalia fandom/community. This panel will be run by those with a sense of history and humor))

 


Saturday February 19, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
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11:00am

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn Q&A
Speakers
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Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn is a voice over actress, writer, singer and director. As an actress, she portrayed “Major Motoko Kusanagi” in Ghost In The Shell Innocence, Solid State Society and Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex for which she won the American Anime Award for... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
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12:30pm

Kaiji: Restricted Rock, Paper, Sissors

Inspired by Nobuyuki Fukumoto's Kaiji, this twisted version of the classic schoolyard game is anything but child's play. The future is in our hands as you compete against fellow fans to become the Ultimate Survivor.


Saturday February 19, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
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1:30pm

Yunmao Ayakawa's Nihon Maid Association Workshop Part 1.5

Yunmao Ayakawa, as an Official Board Member, Ambassador, and Instructor will speak on the history and basic principles of becoming a Japanese Maid.  She will instruct on how to greet, bow and teach basic sayings associated with beginning level training.  Yunmao will go past the basic training and get into advance techniques and information only Real Japanese maids have been taught.  All attendees will be given an official Certificate from the Nihon Maid Association signed by Yunmao Ayakawa.


Speakers
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Yunmao Ayakawa

By popular demand Yunmao Ayakawa returns to Katsucon to introduce you to the CRAZY or just misunderstood characters of her new comic strip Yu Yu Maid! Since its early 2010 debut in Otaku USA magazine, readers of her Cosplay Café article have been introduced to an eccentric lead... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 1:30pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

FUNimation Industry Panel

The state of the industry, direct from FUNimation. Hear the latest news and get updates on upcoming releases live at the show. Stick around till the end of the show for some special announcements plus Q & A with FUNimation Event Manager Joshua Morris.


Saturday February 19, 2011 3:30pm - 4:30pm
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4:30pm

Steampunk Show & Tell w/Hera von Hedwig & Special Guest Clockwork Dolls

Steampunks - meet and greet and show off your fabulous gear. New to Steampunk? Clueless and curious? Come and be inspired! Seasoned veteran of the Venusian campaign? Share your knowledge and show off your death ray (check weapons policy first). Compare notes, learn tricks and tips for developing and outfitting your Steampunk persona. The Steampunk Family will be on hand to facilitate discussion, answer questions, and recommend resources.


Speakers
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Clockwork Dolls

The Clockwork Dolls began in 2007 with a simple concept: To create music that serves not only as a source for recreation, but as a means of narration; like a storyteller in days of old. The band’s strength rests in their unique combination of skills. Their music combines Allison... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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6:00pm

Voice Acting, Theater & Cosplay w/Alexis Tipton

Primarily about the differences between stage acting and Voice acting, fans can come and ask technical questions, comparison questions, etc. A little cosplay chatter is always welcome, as Alexis Tipton enjoys cosplay as well.


Speakers
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Alexis Tipton

Alexis Tipton began working for FUNimation Entertainment back in late 2008 after acting on the stage for close to ten years in three different states. Already an active participant in the cosplay community (and still is), she decided to combine her passion for acting as well as her... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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7:00pm

Greg's 2010 Year in Review w/Greg Ayres

2010 handed this actor more than his share of excitement. He'll be discussing his new shows (Big Windup, and Ouran High School Host Club) as well as give some hints about a few new projects he's working on. He'd also be glad to answer any other question you may have for him. So, come spend an hour with Greg as he talks about everything from Anime to Ambulance rides.


Speakers
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is also thrilled to be able... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
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8:30pm

Ace Attorney All Stars

"Ace Attorney All Stars" will chronicle the best and worst of the Ace Attorney franchise. The best game, trial, antagonists, protagonists, most annoying, and most likable characters will all be covered. Discussion will be highly encouraged as the MC's input is not the end-all, be-all opinion. If an audience member disagrees with said opinion, they must shout "Objection!" and present their argument: true to form.


Saturday February 19, 2011 8:30pm - 10:00pm
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10:00pm

Dubbing Songs with Anime | Vic Mignogna & Caitlin Glass

Exploring what's really that possible with giant robots as well as discussing the mecha genre in general.


Speakers
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Caitlin Glass

A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Most recently she can be heard as Eila in Strike Witches, Kyoko in Initial D: 4th Stage (FUNimation), Mawari in My Bride... Read More →
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
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11:00pm

Guide to Self Publishing

You've got stories but don't trust the vision of publishing companies? Or you’ve submitted to them and are sick of being misjudged? Then learn to do it all yourself from J-F Bibeau, author of “Felsic Current” and owner of “Diplodocus Design.”
 
This panel will explore the reasons why self-publishing can be desirable, the “good” and the “bad” way of going about it, and finally a full checklist of steps required to achieve complete self-publishing will be given.


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00am
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12:00am

Touhou Project

What could be more fun than cute girls shooting lasers and hundreds of bullets at each other in fantastically beautiful patterns to the tune of amazing music? With its manic shmups released by a one-man game studio, unique fighting games, and thousands of fan-made comics, arrange CDs, figures, and more, come see why the Touhou Project is Japan's biggest doujin phenomenon!

 


Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00am - 1:30am
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Sunday, February 20
 

9:00am

Wearing & Modeling Your Costume

So you’ve made or bought this stupendous outfit. What next? This panel will explore the value that proper posing and personifying can bring to a costume, and how to achieve it. From candid hallway pictures to professional photoshoots.


Sunday February 20, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
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10:00am

Darkstar Studios Q&A w/Mike Hall & Ryan Thompson
Speakers
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Mike Hall (Darkstar Studios)

Mike Hall has been an artist since his hand could grasp one of those comically-oversized child’s pencils, but until 2004, his genius was unrecognized, his sketchpads hidden in a box deep in a locked closet. However, an opportunity presented itself to Mike – launching his masterpiece... Read More →
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Ryan Thompson (Darkstar Studios)

Ryan Thompson is the latest addition to Darkstar Studios lineup. Born and raised in Germany for 10 years on a steady diet of Ninja Turtles and Pokémon, Ryan discovered webcomics at age 13. Inspired, he intensified his already passionate work in comics, hoping to someday run his own... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
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11:00am

Vic Mignogna's Faith Service

Come celebrate your faith with Vic.


Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
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12:00pm

FMA Voice Actor Panel | Vic Mignogna, Caitlin Glass, Mike McFarland, Todd Haberkorn
Speakers
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Caitlin Glass

A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Most recently she can be heard as Eila in Strike Witches, Kyoko in Initial D: 4th Stage (FUNimation), Mawari in My Bride... Read More →
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Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn is currently a proud member of the Anime community and continues to be its humble servant by way of english dubbing. Haberkorn received his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and continues to work professionally primarily in Texas and surrounding states... Read More →
avatar for Mike McFarland

Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Productions in 1997, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon... Read More →
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

Mike Sinterniklaas Q&A
Speakers
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Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Tremain Sinterniklaas is a voice actor, dubbing director, and founder of the dubbing studio NYAV Post, a dubbing studio in New York City. His most popular roles include Leonardo in the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, and Dean Venture and other minor characters... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm