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Friday, February 18
 

1:00pm

Japanese Language Day 1 w/Doug Manring

What you need to know to survive your first day in Japan.


Friday February 18, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

2:00pm

OverClocked ReMix: Video Game Music Community

Promoting video game music for over 10 years, it's OverClocked ReMix! OC ReMix's video game music presentation includes an overview of the organization, exclusive clips of upcoming VGM arrangement albums, tips on ReMixing, and an in-depth Q&A with creator David "djpretzel" Lloyd, submissions evaluator Vinnie "Palpable" Prabhu, and other OC ReMix staff. Win prizes ONLY available at conventions (including exclusive physical copies of OC ReMix arrangement albums), and test your VGM skills at trivia and Name That Tune!


Friday February 18, 2011 2:00pm - 4:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

4:00pm

Mecha: A Love Letter

According to mecha-prophets Deathwish IX, you, me, and chicks all dig giant robots, hence this panel. For sixty mecha-minutes. The members of Bro-Force 5 will being discussing everything from Gundam to Gurrenn, shows that made up top-rated cable programming as well of those that never left Japan (LEGALLY). WARNING: Fingers will shine, possibly burn, heads will be formed, and logic? Bad news for logic kids, as there's a good chance it will be kicked to the curb. Who the hell do you think we are anyway?


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

Anime Musicals

Successfully run at Anime Boston 2009, AnimeNEXT 2009&2010, Katsucon 2009 and Otakon 2009&2010; Anime musical takes a quick tour through the musicals Japan produced based on anime series. I start off in the early 90s up to current day. I have clips to show, pictures of the actors and actresses in costume and go into a bit of how the shows went. I also give information on how to purchase tickets and buy the DVDs.


Friday February 18, 2011 5:00pm - 6:30pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

6:30pm

Name that Video Game Tune! hosted by OverClocked ReMix

Test your video game music knowledge with a round of Name That Video Game Tune and other video game related trivia! No matter how much you know, come on by: we'll have questions for all skill levels and there might even be a few surprises. Your hosts are David "djpretzel" Lloyd and Vinnie "Palpable" Prabhu from OverClocked ReMix. Win prizes including OverClocked ReMix merchandise and exclusive OCR arrangement albums!


Friday February 18, 2011 6:30pm - 7:30pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

7:30pm

The Basics of World Building

World building for any creative work can seem like a huge and daunting challenge for anyone. This panel offers the knowledge and experience of three individuals who have created worlds for table-top role playing, creative writing and other media. It will cover methods of building entire worlds from the outside in, individual areas of interest and quirky and unique characters to give your world a splash of personality.


Friday February 18, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

9:30pm

Kimonos: Yer Doin' it Wrong!

A journey into the fascinating and exciting world of traditional Japanese Clothing. We'll cover how to properly dress in a woman's formal furisode, and a men's hakama set; including how to shop for pieces; where to buy from; and how to avoid getting ripped off.  We'll teach you the names and functionality of each article of clothing; from your datejime to your koshihimo.  We'll also very carefully show you how to tie all requisite knots, loops and bows so you can properly dress yourself in your kimono.  Please come see, they're really very comfortable and a wonderful introduction to Japanese history and culture through a functional work of art :)


Friday February 18, 2011 9:30pm - 10:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

10:00pm

Kimono 101 w/Jenifer Vanderloop

Taught in a show and tell format, this panel will help you learn the basics of how to tell one type of kimono from another.   Different levels of formality, how to tell a men's kimono from a women's kimono, the importance of color and how to wear a kimono will all be covered. Attendees will be allow to handle vintage kimono and see close up the different types of decoration and silk used in kimono.   If time allows, there will be a demonstration of how to wear kimono and how to tie three different bows for the obi.


Friday February 18, 2011 10:00pm - Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

12:00am

Make It Work: Upcycling & Cosplay

It's good for the environment, and it's great for your wallet: using old, found, unusual and thrifted materials in your cosplay. But HOW? It can be intimidating to wade through piles of ugly sweaters and massive hardware stores looking for the perfect items, but fear no more! Join us as we demonstrate the whys and wherefores of upcycling in cosplay and props.


Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

1:00am

The Ninja Legion Game Show - Otaku Throwdown

The Ninja Legion presents Otaku Throwdown.  This is where contestants are divided into groups.  Where a contestant is given a certain subject and is required to answer within a time frame or they will be eliminated.


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

8:00am

Hetalia: Learn to Laugh at Yourself or We'll Do it for You

Is the much-discussed and controversial series “Hetalia” a bane to society, or a step toward a richer world of cultural understanding? Come share in the debate.


Saturday February 19, 2011 8:00am - 9:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

9:00am

Putting Otaku in Perspective

How do you describe "otaku?" How do your peers define "nerd?" What does the public consider a "geek?" Sound off in this open discussion.


Saturday February 19, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

10:00am

Mecha Design - Practice & Inspiration w/Newton Ewell

We'll talk about what makes a few classic mecha work; we'll also explore what makes for cool-looking, inspirational machinery from real life to SF and fantasy.  Finally, we'll go over tips and tricks to make your mechanical design work pop in illustration and modeling.  Be sure to bring your mecha designs for study and critique! Please bring your favorite drawing pens, pencils and paper/board.  We're gonna have a little fun!!!


Speakers
avatar for Newton Ewell

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 →


Saturday February 19, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

11:00am

Ins & Outs of Mecha w/ Robert Aldrich
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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 →


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

12:00pm

Gundam: What Makes It Great

Every anime fan has heard of Gundam before, but just what exactly is it that has keeps this franchise alive and super popular for over thirty years? Join us as we take an in-depth look across the various series; see what themes they have in common and what factors make them each unique. Find out how the first series spawned an entirely new genre of anime. Never seen a Gundam series before? Come find out why everyone else likes it so much. Everyone is welcome as we discuss what it is that makes Gundam great.


Saturday February 19, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

1:30pm

Becoming a True Pokemon Master - An Introduction to Competitive PKMN Training and Breeding

An introduction into the mathematical side of Pokemon training and breeding.  The first portion of the panel will explain the hidden statistics that go into a Pokemon’s strengths and abilities as well as how to advance only the stats that you want to their maximum.  The second portion of the panel will be a breakdown of the newbie unfriendly RNG process; allowing cautious breeders to create perfect statistic shiny Pokemon that are tournament legal.  (Bring a notepad and pen; panel recommended for ages 13+)


Saturday February 19, 2011 1:30pm - 3:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

3:00pm

Misako Rocks' Speech

Join our hostess for a presentation discussing her Japanese culture, background, and how she became a comic artist in US as an immigrant. She’ll also share a video of an interview of Japanese high school students. This panel is popular with teens and adults.


Speakers
avatar for Misako Rocks!

Misako Rocks!

Misako Rocks! developed a love for comics and manga at an early age and drew her first comic at the age of 13. She moved to New York in 2001 and worked as a a puppeteer, face painter, animal balloon maker, and art teacher while still developing her own work. Her first break came... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 3:00pm - 4:15pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

4:30pm

Voice Directing w/Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

Discuss the art of voice over acting and how they do it in the booth.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

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 4:30pm - 5:30pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

5:30pm

Bad Anime, Bad!!!

The pain! Oh dear God, the pain!! How could you ever allow these shows to see the light of day?! We take no responsibility for any psychological damage done when we show (re: inflict upon) you some of the worst of the worst. And they say 'Cruel & Unusual Punishment' is illegal in this country!


Saturday February 19, 2011 5:30pm - 7:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

7:00pm

Jimni Cricket Q&A
Speakers
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Jimni Cricket

Jimni Cricket NAHM/Nu Breed/marble/house wrecking/mayhem Seattle native Jimni Cricket has been DJ’ing professionally for 10 years focusing on everything from cheesy Happy Hardcore, to live mash-ups and pretty much anything else under the sun. In recent years she been extremely dedicated... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

8:00pm

What is ADR Directing? w/Caitlin Glass and Chris Ayres

Come and learn the process and responsibilities of being an ADR director for English dubs.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Ayres

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 →
avatar for Caitlin Glass

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 8:00pm - 9:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

10:00pm

The Ninja Legion Game Show – Otaku Wanderer

The Ninja Legion presents Otaku Wanderer.  Ever Questioned your fellow Otaku's knowledge?  Well we pit Otaku's knowledge of each other in Otaku Wanderer.  The Ninja Legion crew goes around the first day of the convention to video interview people and test their knowledge of the Otaku World.  The contestants will then have to guess whether the Otaku being interviewed has the right answer or the wrong answer, and will be ask if they know the answer to the question.


Saturday February 19, 2011 10:00pm - 11:30pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

11:30pm

Help! Asian Movies Stole My Sanity!

Help! Asian Movies Stole My Sanity! The Panel involving all things Disturbing, Stimulating, Awkward, and Inspiring about Asian Cinema.
 
Did you get dumped by your girlfriend after showing her "Ichi the Killer" on your first date? Do you believe Korea is full of giant monsters after watching "The Host"? Or do you just enjoy watching old white haired Chinese masters challenging people to fights and saying things like "You scum! Today you must die!" before kicking them in the face? If the answer is yes to any of these, then you've found the right panel. With a focus on the films of Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea, come see the footage on celluloid that these countries have produced which will simultaneously stimulate and fry your brain. As Otaku USA editor Patrick Macias once said, "the current anime fandom went straight from Pokemon to Battle Royale." Come relive the glory.


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:30pm - Sunday February 20, 2011 1:30am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7
 
Sunday, February 20
 

9:00am

Rock That AMV

A musical mix of American, Japanese, and Korean Pop put to AMVs. With Karaoke type live music and original dances from cosplayed characters. The songs all follow along a theme and tell a story of their own.


Sunday February 20, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

10:00am

Artist Alley for Fun & Profit w/Kevin Bolk
Speakers
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Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

11:00am

Todd Haberkorn's Q&A
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 →


Sunday February 20, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

12:00pm

Writing for Comics w/Frank Cho
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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 →


Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

1:00pm

Character Design - From Thoughts to Things w/Newton Ewell

What makes up an iconic character?  For that matter, what makes up a cool-looking character?  We'll talk about these things, and ways to make your characters look AWESOME!  Bring your character works-in-progress (WIP)s and we'll hash it out!  Please bring your favorite drawing pens, pencils and paper/board.  We're gonna have a little fun!!!


Speakers
avatar for Newton Ewell

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 →


Sunday February 20, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
05. Live 4 (National Harbor 7) National Harbor 7

2:00pm

Cosplay Comedian Joe

This will be a one hour standup performance by up and coming otaku comedian Cosplay Comedian Joe. Bringing his style of observational humor about all things otaku, Cosplay Comedian Joe has been gaining recognition as a rising star in the geek comedy world! (and he pulls no punches either!)


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