Monday, February 22, 2010

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Anime Special Events

We showed you the Anime Main Events happening at MegaCon 2010, now present to you the Anime Event Track's Special Events! We have a great mix of events for you to check out that include fun discussions, serious presentations, and karaoke!

Special Events in room W224B

Friday, March 12th

Propeller Anime Potluck
12:00pm – 2:30pm in W224B
Hosted by Propeller Anime Club

A Megacon-style anime club meeting with the Propeller Anime Club, established in 2006! This will be a different take on the video room, where classic anime (predating Naruto and Inu Yasha) will be shown. Feel free to come in and socialize with the club while watching some great anime!

Anime is Already Dead?

2:30pm – 3:30pm in W224B
Hosted by Kent Ward

Anime in America boomed with tremendous popularity in the beginning of the last decade and by now the bubble has burst. What happened and who is to blame? What about anime has changed over the past ten years? Is there hope for the Japanese import? The founder of the Propeller Anime Club provides insight into this matter and how it will affect anime fandom in the future.

Sonic the Hedgehog: This is his life!
3:30pm – 4:30pm in W224B
Hosted by Brandon Bernard, John Merced, and Brotha Kyo

We’ve seen him grow in the many years of our childhood, from Sonic the Hedgehog, to Sonic Unleashed. We welcome you to join us in event that is of course, Sonic the Hedgehog. From laughter, to humorous disappointments, we will rejuvenate the young child in you once again.

The Panel about Everything!
4:30pm – 6:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Kent Ward, Larry Furry, and Jessica Roth

Everything you should hear about convention culture will be discussed! Convention survival, how to talk to girls, the dos and don’ts of anime conventions, and all the dark secrets of the anime community will be covered!

WOW Machinima
6:00pm – 7:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Jason Sadeghi

Come see the best World of Warcraft Machinimas ever made! What’s a Machinima? It takes game footage and uses it to recreate funny and/or epic short films! This will be a great event for WOW fans all over!

Cosplay Beauty: From Set to Stage
7:00pm – 8:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Blikku and Yaya Han

This panel focuses on cosmetic selection and application methods for various skin tones in both stage and photography environments.  There will be make-up demonstration of methods which include themes such as Lolita, Gothic, Ganguro, Rave, etc.  Instructions will be included for achieving many looks in cosplay related to both genre and character-specific applications. People that are new to make-up can get their start here, while the make-up veterans can also join in and share their knowledge.

One Piece
8:00pm – 9:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Jessica Roth, John Merced, and Spooky Electric

Into One Piece?  This is the panel is for you!  Spend an hour with other devoted fans discussing everything from your favorite characters to the recent events in the manga.

All Things Resident Evil

9:00pm – 10:30pm in W224B
Hosted by Dee & Ann of The Summasault Crew

For almost fifteen years, Resident Evil has thrilled and entertained fans and shows no signs of stopping. With a game recently released for the Wii and new content available for Resident Evil 5 this is a great time for new players and veterans alike. Come to a panel by fans for fans, where will we explore the recent additions to the series and take a look at the future of the games. Be sure to show up early to secure your raffle ticket and stick around after the panel to play both Darkside Chronicles and the new Resident Evil 5 DLC. Cosplay is always encouraged and welcomed!

Saturday, March 13th

How to be a Pokémon Master!
9:00am – 10:00am in W224B
Hosted by Steve Grinder, Zak Wilson, and Naro Lee

Have you ever wanted to be a Pokémon Master? We’ll teach you how to be the very best, like no one ever was!  This will also be your chance to get all the info you need on Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, which comes out the next day!

Manga for American Comic Fans

10:00am – 11:00am in W224B
Hosted by Anime World Order

If you like comics about superheroes or even indy books and haven’t given manga a fair chance yet, then the crew from Anime World Order will help clear up any misconceptions you have about manga and make some solid recommendations on what to try out based on your tastes.

Kingdom Hearts
11:00am – 12:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Jessica Roth

Kingdom Hearts is widely popular in both the United States and Japan.  Eight years, and six games later, the series is still going strong!  This panel will be about the changes made to the series, its characters, and will end with a (spoiler free?) review of Birth by Sleep.

Sushi Boy’s Quick Fire AMV F&Q

12:00pm – 12:30pm in W224B
Hosted by Sushi Boy

The head judge of Anime Sushi’s 4th Annual AMV Contest will go through everything about making a quality Anime Music Videos!

It’s MANIME! The Manly Anime Panel
12:30pm – 1:30pm W224B
Hosted by Kent Ward and Brotha Kyo

Learn what is to be a true man and makes a manly anime! This one is for fans of series like Fist of the North Star, Berserk, and other testosterone-filled classics! Both old and new anime of manly proportions shall be covered and you will even learn the gospel that is the Twelve Laws of True Man!

Otaku Survival Guide
1:30pm – 2:30pm W224B
Hosted by Corey “Waldo” Waldusky and Rogelio Mosqueda

Think you’re an Otaku? Don’t know what one really is? Or maybe you’re looking for ways to live in this crazy world as one? Whatever your questions may be, come and found out all the information for your American Otaku lifestyle, and get tips on further delving into your obsession.

Sunday, March 14th

Anime Madlibs
11:00am – 12:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Spooky Electric

We’re seriously letting Spooky Electric do an event on his own! You supply the words that he’ll use to fill in the blanks of his hot new anime fan fiction, and then hilarity will ensue!

The World of J-Pop

12:00pm – 1:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Blikku

This panel is an introduction to the J-Pop genre and focuses on an array of artists and styles. Discussion of fan bases will be included such as websites, clubs, and J-Pop inspired cosplays.

SEGA: Welcome to the Next Level!

1:00pm – 2:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Brandon Bernard, John Merced, and Brotha Kyo

SEGA, from past to present, to games, and consoles! SEGA has contributed a vast amount of entertainment throughout the many years of its existence, and continues to carry on the legends that it has created. Come join us as we discuss the topics that have made SEGA to what it is now.

The Analysis of G.I.T.S.  –  Ghost In the Shell
2:00pm – 3:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Emilio Lopez-Centellas

A definitive Ghost in the Shell panel, covering the classic characters, what Public Security Section 9 is and the technology they use, including the Tachikomas and all of the A.I. units. Everything from the manga to the movies and television series will be discussed! Panel sponsored by Manga Entertainment!

Robotech: The Legacy Continues

3:00pm – 4:00pm W224B
Hosted by Larry Furry

One of the oldest giant robot franchises continues on! Robotech expert Larry “Fuzzy” Furry will discuss all things about the sci-fi epic. Panel sponsored by Manga Entertainment!

4:00pm – 6:00pm in W224B
Hosted by Propeller Anime Club

We’re wrapping up another awesome year at Megacon with some Karaoke! Sing with friends and have a great time! Come in early because it’s first come, first served!


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