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Friday, February 18
 

1:00pm

Cartoonist's Daily Routine w/Danielle Corsetto

Documenting ideas & how to consistently hit deadlines.


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Danielle Corsetto

Danielle Corsetto is the creator of Girls With Slingshots, a webcomic about two girls, a bar, and a talking cactus. It’s kind of like if Kevin Smith wrote Sex and the City and soaked it in a cocktail. Corsetto has been drawing GWS since 2004 and it’s been her full-time gig since... Read More →


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

The Proportions of Cosplay

For Beginner to Intermediate Cosplayers-
How to work with any figure, short or tall, big or small, to look great in cosplay with any proportions.
 
Essentially talking about how to make a costume of an "impossibly" shaped animated character look good on a human body and how to use, or hide, parts of your body to make it work with your character. This panel will cover undergarments, garment design techniques, and convention/photoshoot modeling techniques to make you a convincing, confident cosplayer.


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

Cosplay Unusuals

All Levels -
 
Working with odd materials and techniques to create cosplay costumes. We will cover basics like heat 'n bond, resin molding and foamie to hardware store finds like LEDs, speakers, and magnets. We will also show a short tutorial on how to create a no-hem pleated skirt to use with any kind of school uniform.

 


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

Clockwork Dolls Q&A
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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 →


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

History of Gainax

In the early 1980s, a handful of Japanese University students banded together to form Daicon Film, an amateur production group which, amongst other things, produced the landmark opening animations for the the 20th Annual Japan National SF Convention, Daicon IV. By 1985, they had formed the production company Gainax, and for their initial effort, produced Royal Space Force, a film that has repeatedly been pointed to as a work of cultural significance, and a high-water mark for Japanese animation. Since then, they have produced numerous significant and innovative works such as Gunbuster, Otaku no Video, FLCL, Gurren Lagann, and most notably, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Despite all the success and influence, they remain a humble little company nestled in the center of Tokyo, Japan. This panel will discuss their work, history, and how they are a major player and influencer in today's anime industry.
 
Hosted by EvaMonkey.Com and EvaGeeks.Org.


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

Exploring Red Orb: A Slayers Guide

An audience participation discussion on the very long and rich history of the Slayers series. This will include the history of the light novels, manga and anime adaptions, as well as discussion of the mythology and magic within the series, itself. Also, what may have led to the revival of the anime after a decade.


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

Old Anime Geezer's Panel | hosted by Newton Ewell & Steve Bennett
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Steve Bennett

Steve was born at Tachikawa Air Force Base in Tokyo, Japan. He grew up in a military family–his mom is from Japan and his dad was US Army. He lived in many places growing up–Alaska, Colorado, Washington State, Germany, as well as Japan. When Steve was a teenager his father got... Read More →
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Newton Ewell

I entered this world in October 1962, in St. Louis, MO. From that point, I was a creator in search of the right knowledge and technology to bring my dreams to life. I knew it could be done; the question was HOW to do it. I’ve always wanted to be a starship engineer. From childhood... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 7:00pm - 9:00pm
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9:00pm

The Geek Comedy Tour

DC's original nerdcore standup show is back at Katsucon, featuring jokes about Otaku culture, Gaming, and Technology. The Geek Comedy Tour have been performing at colleges and cons across the east coast since 2004 but are excited to bring most lulz to their hometown Anime fest. Every show ends with a Geek Trivia contest featuring prizes from local comic shops!


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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is a collective of the funniest stand-up comedians from the Washington DC area. Each one is an experienced comic, having performed at bars, clubs, and colleges all over the East Coast. Telling their normal jokes to normal audiences but all of that was about to... Read More →


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

KatsuCon So Far: Feedback Panel

Come provide your feedback on what's happened so far this Katsucon.  At least one vice-chair will be present to hear your concerns and answer your questions.


Friday February 18, 2011 10:00pm - 10:30pm
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10:30pm

Con Horror Stories

The good, the bad and the hilarious things that happen when conventions go wrong.


Friday February 18, 2011 10:30pm - Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00am
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12:00am

How to Pick Up Nerdy Girls (18+)

Most Con goers are usually too shy or too pushy when it comes to meeting nerdy/otaku girls at cons. We will have tips to share from our con going experiences to others to hope they find that girl of their dreams! From Inuyasha to Ironman, we'll try our best to guide our fellow con goers through their questions (any they have) about how to get nerdy/otaku girls at cons.


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

AMV Salad 4: TV Dinner

We have a brand new serving of palette-pleasing delights from our host of AMV editors who are dedicated to bringing the laughs in heaping bowlfuls!  Last year we tackled [adult swim] but now we're taking on the entire world of television.  Make sure to stick around until the end for a preview of what's to come for AMV Salad 5 (currently in production)!  Your table is waiting...


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

10:00am

Japanese Pro Wrestling

From television and anime, to manga, to music; Japanese Wrestling has had an immense influence on Japan since its inception, spawning all sorts of mixed media creations. For years now the Japanese Wrestling panel has brought these aspects --Ranging from Anime, Manga, Music, and more!-- rooted so deeply into Japanese culture to Otakon. Join us and be a part of one more chapter of the ever-popular panel, where we will discuss the history of the sport, where it stands now, top performers, and its impact on many facets of Japanese life. As they say, "PURORESU!"


Saturday February 19, 2011 10:00am - 11:30am
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11:30am

Psychology & Anime

Psychology is ever present in the media. Anime is no exception. This panel looks into the psychological aspects and interpretations of anime and anime culture. This year a specific focus on changing trends in style and substance of anime over the years. Come and learn about Freud, Jung, and Skinner and how they have affected and would interpret the anime you watch.


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:30am - 1:00pm
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1:00pm

Caitlin Glass Q&A
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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 →


Saturday February 19, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Lemon Drop Kick Q&A
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Lemon Drop Kick

Lemon Drop Kick is a sweetly melodic, energetic Japanese rock band whose hybrid-rock sound is a product of different musical influences and cultures. Featuring both Japanese and American members, elements of pop, emo, punk, metal, and J-rock are all pulled together to create an incredible... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:30pm

One Piece Podcast

This is a panel for all One Piece fans out there! We go over the inner aspects of the series, and give you guys the unique chance to participate in the One Piece community in a live and open forum. We have news, a look at the One Piece manga, and a trivia contest where you can win some awesome prizes! We're a podcast dedicated to bringing One Piece fans the information, news, and talkback they demand, and have interviewed members from every corner of the One Piece community including voice actors, ADR directors, engineers, and translators for the series. We hope you make it to our panel and help spread the word about this outstanding series!


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

Evangelion is Serious Business

Most people know Evangelion as a television series that was concluded with a pair of feature films. More intrepid fans are also familiar with its manga incarnation, director's cuts, and the new "Rebuild" films. In truth, Evangelion has a huge universe of spinoffs that includes multiple manga series, video games, and more. Over the years, Evangelion has grown from a gambit into a huge business. This panel will familiarize you with the good, the bad, and the ugly of Evangelion's expanded universe. Did you know there is even a manga series where Shinji is a detective who solves mysteries? It is very ridiculous.


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

Anime Opening/Closing Themes

Do you like Anime Openings and Closings? Then you'll love this panel! Come see some of your favorite anime songs and share your thoughts on, what's your favorite song and why? Which ones haven't gotten enough credit? Which ones would you recommend to others, and more, will all be discussed here!


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

KatsuCon So Far: Feedback Panel

Come provide your feedback on what's happened so far this Katsucon.  At least one vice-chair will be present to hear your concerns and answer your questions.

 


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

Dead Like Us: Shinigami, Death Culture & Japanese Media

Shinigami seem to be everywhere. But what exactly are they? Where did they come from? How do they relate to Japanese culture? Or are they simply a modern creation. Dead Like Us explores the origins of the shinigami idea, how it fits into Japanese religion, mythology and folklore, and how they are both a foreign concept and quintessentially Japanese. The panel explores concepts from Japanese religion, death customs and folklore and media representations.


Saturday February 19, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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9:00pm

Rosario + Vampire Q&A w/Todd Haberkorn & Alexis Tipton (TV-MA-S)

(TV-MA-S, English audio)

All-around average teenager Tsukune can't get accepted to any high school save one... but on his first day he finds the rest of the student body doesn't appear average at all. Best of all, the cutest girl on campus can't wait to fling he arms around his neck! Wait a sec - are those her teeth around his neck too...?

Tuskune's going to have one heck of a hickey when he gets home from Monster High! But does he have a chance in H-E-double hockey sticks of raising his grades at a school where the turf war isn't between the jock and the nerds but the vampires and the werewolves?


Speakers
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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 →
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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 9:00pm - 10:00pm
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10:00pm

Traveling Japan on a Budget w/Jennifer Vanderloop

This panel will discuss things you need to know before you leave for Japan but that you don't usually figure out until you've been there at least once.  The importance of getting a Japan Rail pass before you leave and why it should be better protected than you passport while in Japan!  Places to go sightseeing affordably and the limited times of year for certain experiences will be touched on.


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

The Imageboard World (18+)

The Imageboard World introduces the concepts and basics of Japanese-style imageboards and BBS's and what makes them different than Western Style forums. From general ones based on Japanese culture, to niche ones for weapons, trains, Pokemon, and even Vocaloids.


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday February 20, 2011 12:30am
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12:30am

Cosplay Comedian Joe AMV Hour (18+)

We've all seen AMV's but how often do we get to hear from the person who made them? Well you will in this panel, as Cosplay Comedian Joe shares some of his AMV's, including the famed "Halftime '04" AMV!


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

Who's Line is it Anime (18+)

'Who's Line is it Anime?' is an improv comedy show based on the legendary 'Who's Line is it Anyway?', where a cast of not-exactly-bribed panelists act out scenes based on situations and topics relating to anime/games/comics, mainly at the mercy of the audience's choice. That's right: Who's Line is 100% more interactive, and 100% more counterproductive this year, which means that everybody wins in the end! .. Right?


Sunday February 20, 2011 1:30am - 2:30am
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Sunday, February 20
 

9:00am

Crime Fiction in Anime

Thrills, chills, suspense... All mark the signs of an exciting crime story. Some of the greatest writers of intrigue have inspired anime and manga since the early days. From criminals like Lupin III, to killers like Golgo 13, and detectives like Conan Edogawa. There is no crime to big or small, as we celebrate the dark side of our world... animated.


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

Anime's Pirate Legacy

Pirates have sailed the cels of anime for centuries. From the seas to the stars and from Harlock to Strawhat Luffy. Bear witness to a celebration of the history of the jolly roger in anime, videogames, and all of japanese entertainment.


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

Ah! My Goddess Q&A w/Juliet Cesario & Scott Simpson

Belldandy & Keiichi - Juliet Cesario and I speaking about our work as Bell and Kei in Oh! My Goddess.  Q&A format.


Speakers
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Juliet Cesario

Best known for her role as Belldandy in the English language version of “Oh! My Goddess”, Juliet has also played Miyuki in “You’re Under Arrest”, Kaichou in “Clamp School Detectives”, Sarah Bryant in “Virtua Fighter”, Alfin in “Crusher Joe”, Ms. Kasahara in “Shinesman... Read More →
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Scott Simpson

The original American voice of Keiichi Morisato in Oh! My Goddess, Scott worked at Coastal Recording on numerous titles including Blue Submarine No.6,Earthian, and the anime parody Shinesman. For many years he was the producer of A Season’s Griot, distributed by Public Radio... Read More →


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

Alexis Tipton's Q&A
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 →


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

J-F's Grand Improv Adventure
Sunday February 20, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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2:00pm

Mike McFarland Q&A
Speakers
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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 →


Sunday February 20, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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