Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Anime Main Events

MegaCon - Florida's largest comic book, sci-fi, anime, and gaming convention - will take place in beautiful Orlando, Florida from Friday, March 12th to Sunday, March 14th in the Orange County County Convention Center. MegaCon hosts a large dealers hall, guest from all over the entertainment industry, and a wide variety of contests, panels, and other fun for fans to participate in! More details about the convention can be found at www.megaconvention.com!

Once again, Anime Sushi brings you: the biggest anime costume contest in Florida, the legendary Cyberia Dance "big anime themed dance party", AMV and Ninja Olympics; with discussion panels for cosplay, anime, art, gaming, Japanese culture and more. We will also be bringing you guests from the anime industry and show hours of the newest anime in Japan on our 10’ x 14’ screens.

Look what’s going on in all three anime event rooms. Plus a forth room with the newest anime videos from Japan

Main Events in rooms W224 F, G, & H

Friday, March 12th

Pocky Photo Patrol <3 Contest Sponsored by Glico
1:00pm – 2:00pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by Anime Sushi

The Pocky-lypse is upon us. Your mission: to take as many pictures as possible of people having fun with Pocky. You must be present, signed in, and have a digital camera of some sort. Pictures must be submitted no later than 1PM Sunday for judging. Prizes will be awarded Sunday afternoon in the Main Event Lobby.

Voice Actor Neil Kaplin

2:00pm – 3:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

Most famous for Starcraft, Digimon and character: Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

Voice Acting with Cherami Leigh
3:00pm – 4:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

FUNimation voice actress Cherami Leigh will introduce you to what it is like to be a voice actress for anime such as Soul Eater, Peach Girl, and Sgt. Frog.

Acting 101 with Chuck Huber
4:00pm – 5:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

Learn the three key skills for any type of acting and have a blast doing it. Encompassing games and exercises designed to loosen you up and free your imagination and culled from his time studying at the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago this will be a productive hour. First twelve people in line get to participate while all are invited to listen and watch from the audience.

Anime Directing & Auditing with Sonny Strait
5:00pm – 6:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

Sonny Strait, director of such shows as Dragonball, Dragonball Z, Case Closed, Lupin III (and many more) goes over the processes of directing as well as what directors look for in casting. Learn what it takes to make it in the business and how not to tick a director off. Learn tips for giving a good read to your director as well as getting good reads when directing

Voice Acting with Darrel Guilbeau
6:00pm – 7:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

Darrel Guilbeau has been active in voice acting since 2004, working on Dynasty Warriors 6, Samurai Champloo, Overman King Gainer, as well as many other anime and videogames.

Rebirth of Evangelion
7:00pm – 8:00pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by Corey “Waldo” Waldusky and Emilio Lopez-Centellas

Neon Genesis Evangelion: A mile-stone in anime history, and still one of the greatest anime of all time. Want to know more about it, or maybe you’ve never even heard of it? Whatever your depth into the world of Eva may be, come in and learn all about the original series all the way to the rebuilds.

FUNimation presents Rebuild of Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by FUNimation

A special showing of the English dub of Evangelion 1.11: You Are (Not) Alone! It’s the first of four movies that retells the story of the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion with a bold new direction!

Saturday, March 13th

Cosplay: Above and Beyond
10:00am – 11:00am in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by Team Awesome

Alright, you can sew, you can paint, you can hem….now what? For cosplayers looking to go above and beyond with their next project, join Team Awesome as they share with you tips and tricks on bringing your costume to the next level. There will be special emphasis on how to make an impact on the competitive level, how to present your work to judges and just what goes into making an award-winning costume. Tutorials, resources and community info will also be made available for those looking to become more involved with local costume enthusiasts.

Voice Actor: Chuck Heber
11:00am – 11:30am in W224 F, G, & H

The voice of Hiei in Yu Yu Hakusho and Franken Stein in Soul Eater talks!

Voice Actor: Sonny Strait
11:30am – 12:00pm in W224 F, G, & H
The voice of memorable characters such as Maes Hughes, Krillin, and Arsene Lupin III!

Voice Actor: Darrel Guilbeau
12:00pm – 12:30pm in W224 F, G, & H

Anime and videogame voice actor Darrel Guilbeau discusses his past 6 years in voice acting!

Voice Actress: Cherami Leigh
12:30pm – 1:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

Appearing Peach Girl, Soul Eater, and School Rumble has much to share about her experiences as a voice actress.

FUNimation presents Soul Eater
1:00pm – 2:00pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by FUNimation

A special English language showing of Soul Eater! From the studio that worked on Full Metal Alchemist comes a series about kids who train to become weapon meisters by collecting the souls of 99 evil humans and 1 witch! If you like Naruto and Bleach, then this will be the next big thing in anime for you!

Voice Actor Neil Kaplin
2:00pm – 3:00pm in W224 F, G, & H

Most famous for Starcraft, Digimon and character: Optimus Prime in Transformers: Robots in Disguise.

Anime Costume Contest
4:30pm – 6:30pm in W224 B, C, D, F, G, & H
Hosted by Anime Sushi

This is MegaCon’s 11th annual anime costume contest! Whether you are a competing or not, you will not want to miss over 200 cosplayers compete for prizes!

CYBERIA Dance Party
8:00pm – 11:00pm in W224 A-H
Hosted by Anime Sushi

CYBERIA is a high-energy Anime themed techno dance with the freshest music from Japan and Europe. As always, the dance is FREE to convention attendees! Convention pass is required for entry.

Sunday, March 14th

[b]FUNimation presents Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood[/u]
10:00am – 11:00am in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by FUNimation

It’s the retelling of the Full Metal Alchemist story that’s darker and more grown up than before! The Elric Brothers are still again on their quest to recover their bodies lost in an alchemy experiment gone wrong, but now there will be new characters, locations, and story arcs not seen in any other FMA anime!

Ninja Olympics
11:00am – 1:00pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by Propeller Anime Club

Do you and your buddies want to become supreme ninja masters? Of course you do! Being a ninja means you get to stand on a mountain top, play guitar, and make people’s heads explode with the sheer power of your awesomeness! The first step in your way of the ninja is to compete in the Ninja Olympics and test your physical and mental abilities in against other ninja teams! The team with best harmony will be the supreme ninja masters who take the golden shuriken home to their ninja village! Not only that, the top ninja teams will win prizes provided the ninja elite of MegaCon!

Anime Sushi AMV Contest
2:00pm – 3:30pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by Anime Sushi

It’s Anime Sushi’s 4th Annual Anime Music Video Contest! Don’t miss the many great entries competing for prizes and the chance to cheer on your favorites!

Pretentious Internet Theatre
3:30pm – 5:00pm in W224 F, G, & H
Hosted by DJ Megaplay

The podcast that brings you the finest in fan-fiction comes to MegaCon. We'll be reading a classic and recording an episode live. You could be part of the show!

There's a lot to do at MegaCon this year and be sure to check out the Anime Special Events as well as the Workshops and Panels!

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