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Friday, February 18
 

1:00pm

Crossplay for Girls

Wanna be a trap but you don't know where to start? Let us help you out! This informative panel will give you tips from binding, to make-up, to even posing! We're here to make your crossplay experience a fun experience.


Friday February 18, 2011 1:00pm - 2:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

2:30pm

Cel Workshop w/Steve Bennett

Steve Bennett offers instruction in cel painting and drawing.


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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 →


Friday February 18, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

4:30pm

Photoshop for Comic Artists w/Garth Graham

Description: In this workshop web renowned artist Garth Cameron Graham of the comic Finder's Keepers will be walking you through an overview of how he has streamlined the comic drawing and coloring process. Garth has six years of webcomic experience and uses his terrific grasp of human proportion, perspective and color theory to stimulate a reader's interest and is a joy to watch whether you're an aspiring artist or fan.


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Garth Graham

“Hey you sass that hoopy Garth Graham? Now there’s a frood who really knows where his towel is,” would be the words on the lips of internet trawlers the world ’round if we didn’t happen to live in the unfashionable western spiral arm of the galaxy. Instead, Garth lurks in... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 4:30pm - 5:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

5:30pm

Make me LOL w/Danielle Corsetto & Kevin Bolk

You can come up with an idea on occasion, but how do you make it funny? How do you do it consistently? How do you do it in pictures!? Come sit at the feet of the masters, Danielle Corsetto and Kevin Bolk as they share tips for coming up with ideas, visual pacing and punchlines. The story guides the images and the images can enhance the story, but putting the two together effectively is an art.


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 →
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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 5:30pm - 7:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

7:00pm

Makeup & Styling 101 w/Linda Lee

Linda Le presents a lesson plan on natural cosplay make up and how to make your eyes look and appear :anime-ish.”  She’ll also tell you what to do with those crazy eyelashes.


Speakers
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Linda Le

Linda Le, a self proclaimed magician in her own right, world wide cosplayer and electronics geek. At a young age, she began making things out of her mom’s leftover clothing scraps. Now years later, she’s applying these techniques to elaborate cosplays that are near perfect to... Read More →


Friday February 18, 2011 7:00pm - 8:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

8:30pm

Origami w/Caitlin Glass

Voice actress Caitlin Glass shares one of her favorite hobbies.


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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 →


Friday February 18, 2011 8:30pm - 10:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

10:45pm

Misako Rocks' Comic Drawing

Misako Rocks will give you the basic techniques of manga/comic illustrations. This workshop is usually popular with younger kids, teens and families. For beginners, she’ll teach step by step.


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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 →


Friday February 18, 2011 10:45pm - 11:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

11:30pm

Modern Mythology: Anime & Video Games

Drawing on stories from times long past, the influence of mythology on anime is extensive. Modern Mythology will attempt to identify mythological themes in anime and how they have evolved from the classic stories.


Friday February 18, 2011 11:30pm - Saturday February 19, 2011 1:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13
 
Saturday, February 19
 

9:00am

From Script To Screen! (or the creative process from "Argh!" - to - "Zzzzzz") Part 1

Writing/artist/ team Monica Marier and David Joria give a quick intro of writing a comic-script and adapting it into a visual comic. What format should I write in? How many pages? What directions does the artist need? Attendees can see a quick brainstorming session and a rough sketch of 2-3 pages IN ACTION!


Saturday February 19, 2011 9:00am - 10:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

10:00am

How to Market Your Comics or Art w/Onezumi & Harknell
Speakers
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Harknell

Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos couldn’t happen without Harknell. He designed and manages all of Onezumi’s websites and prevents her from punching anyone. He also contributes a blog for the My Annoying Life comic. Onezumi’s webcomic gallery is Harknell’s custom... Read More →
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Onezumi

Oni is one of the most active contributors to and supporter of the independent comics scene: She writes and draws Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos: A Lovecraftian Horror Comedy. Her dev team made the Webcomics Central App Service. They give free custom iPhone apps... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

11:00am

Ryokucha: Japanese Green Tea

Green tea is everywhere these days, unfortunately in America it is used more so as a marketing gimmick and people have no idea what real green tea is. Japanese green teas come in many different variations; there is literally a tea for every occasion, from every day beverages to ceremonial and spiritual events. Today, true Japanese green tea has entered the US market and is combating the American standards of over-sweetened "teas" that we have grown accustom to. This panel will go over the history, variety, tradition and brewing techniques of Japanese green teas as well as offer buying suggestions and taste samples. 


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:00am - 12:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

12:30pm

ACROSS Japan

This is the new improved version of ACROSS Japan geared for travelers 17 and older who have thought about traveling to Japan on their own but who aren't sure where to start. Using only the internet, advice from others who have traveled there, booths at the Cherry Blossom Festival and one extremely useful guide book, the family of 3 spent 10 days in Japan for less than $10,000 and they want to share their experience with YOU!


Saturday February 19, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

1:30pm

Mythology & Anime

Come one, come all, to the panel that will truly discuss the epic. This panel looks at the mythological and epic roots that anime derives from, as well as the mythology and symbols that are, so often, used. A discussion of Jungian Archetypes and Campbell's work on the Hero included at no extra charge to you.


Saturday February 19, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

2:30pm

Wig Styling & Cutting w/Linda Lee

How to make your wig look like a million bucks by only spending less than $10.


Speakers
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Linda Le

Linda Le, a self proclaimed magician in her own right, world wide cosplayer and electronics geek. At a young age, she began making things out of her mom’s leftover clothing scraps. Now years later, she’s applying these techniques to elaborate cosplays that are near perfect to... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 2:30pm - 4:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

4:00pm

So You Wanna Dub? w/Todd Haberkorn

Todd discusses the dubbing process that is similar to what is done at Funimation - come check it out and maybe even get a chance to dub live on Soul Eater...bring your voices!


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 →


Saturday February 19, 2011 4:00pm - 5:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

6:00pm

Tea Party w/Clockwork Dolls
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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 6:00pm - 7:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

7:30pm

ABJD 411 - Intro to Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls

Not your grandma's dolls! Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls - beautiful, mature, artistic, sensual, and eternally customizable. A panel for the amazed, the curious, and the confused. This panel gives a brief history and demonstration of the basics; showcases some of the more fantastic dolls out there; and creates a glimpse into the personal and creative side of the hobby and what it means to the owners, as well as answering questions of course.


Saturday February 19, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

8:30pm

Dreams in Resin - How to create an ABJD Head

Easier than you might think – harder than it looks! For those who are interested in what goes into creating a resin head for a Ball-Jointed Doll, from conception to the final cast. There will be a powerpoint presentation that covers sculpting in clay, making molds from silicone, and casting the finished product in resin, along with tips and tricks and the humor of common pitfalls. Attendees will also be able to see first-hand and handle silicone molds and resin doll heads (there will be no raw/liquid chemicals or other hazardous materials at the panel).
About the panelist: I have been a BJD faceup artist for about 4 years under the shop name “AngelToast”, and in 2010 I started my own line of original BJD heads.


Saturday February 19, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

11:00pm

Trifecta Q&A
Speakers
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Trifecta

Trifecta is the explosive culmination of three very talented artists, Doug Manring, DJ Jesse James Felice and Johnny Benson. When these three combine their mastery on stage it is assured to bring down the house. The heart pounding Taiko drums will be administered by Doug, a veteran... Read More →


Saturday February 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

12:00am

The Badass Games

Not one for girly-men in your animoos, mangoos or videya games? Welcome to the club soldier-The Badass Games. Members of Bro-Force 5 will spend 60 testosterone filled minutes talking about the biggest and baddest ass kickers from Japanese pop culture, until we can figure out who's the best of the baddest. Fans of Hetalia need not apply, at they'll probably be mocked accordingly at the door. Sorry folks.


Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13
 
Sunday, February 20
 

8:00am

Hello with Cheese Q&A w/Dern
Speakers
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Darren “Dern” Gendron

Darren J. Gendron has a plan. He wants to ride a triceratops in the World Championship of Jousting. The easy part will be genetically cloning dinosaurs back to life. I mean, Samuel L. Jackson once helped people do that. The hard part will be making jousting a relevant sport again. To... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 8:00am - 9:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

9:00am

Speed Cosplay

Speed Cosplay Showdown- participants are granted access to basic materials and supplies to make a fabulous costume on-the-fly. Participants may bring their own additional supplies, but the theme will not be revealed until the panel begins. We're all winners here, but the best of the best will get a special prize!


Sunday February 20, 2011 9:00am - 11:00am
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

11:00am

Historical Costuming w/Jennifer Vanderloop

Taught in a show and tell format, this panel will help familiarize you with different types of historical clothing you commonly see in anime.  Emphasis will be on historical Japanese clothing though Victorian clothing and it's offshoots (Lolita and Steampunk) will also be touched on.  Tips on how to make your own historical clothes, fabrics to use or to avoid and recommended pattern company's will also be discussed.


Sunday February 20, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

12:00pm

How to Start a Webcomic w/Onezumi & Harknell
Speakers
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Harknell

Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos couldn’t happen without Harknell. He designed and manages all of Onezumi’s websites and prevents her from punching anyone. He also contributes a blog for the My Annoying Life comic. Onezumi’s webcomic gallery is Harknell’s custom... Read More →
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Onezumi

Oni is one of the most active contributors to and supporter of the independent comics scene: She writes and draws Stupid and Insane Defenders Against Chaos: A Lovecraftian Horror Comedy. Her dev team made the Webcomics Central App Service. They give free custom iPhone apps... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

1:00pm

Building Your Comic's World w/Garth Graham
Speakers
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Garth Graham

“Hey you sass that hoopy Garth Graham? Now there’s a frood who really knows where his towel is,” would be the words on the lips of internet trawlers the world ’round if we didn’t happen to live in the unfashionable western spiral arm of the galaxy. Instead, Garth lurks in... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13

2:00pm

Sledgebunny Q&A w/Chris & Barb
Speakers
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Studio Unseen

Studio Unseen is made up of two carbon-based creatures: Chris Impink and Barb Fischer. They recently premiered their new project, Sledgebunny: a sports-anime-inspired comic that takes place in the fast-paced world of flat track roller derby. On December 30, 2009, they closed the book... Read More →


Sunday February 20, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
08. Workshops (National Harbor 13) National Harbor 13