Monday, February 22, 2010

Guide to MegaCon 2010: Anime Workshops and Panels

We showed you the Anime Main Events and Anime Special Events happening at MegaCon 2010, now present to you the Anime Event Track's Workshops and Panels! We have a great mix of cosplay workshops, contests, and podcast events that you can check out including Iron Cosplay and the Plants vs. Zombies Costume Contest hosted by Anime Sushi and our Quickdraw! Contest!

Workshops and Panels in room W224C

Friday, March 12th

Armor Construction
1:00pm – 2:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Team Awesome

Alright, you can sew, you can paint, you can hem….now what? Topics discussed will range from armor to appliqué, leather to chain mail, paperclay to grommets, much more. Tutorials, resources and community info will also be made available for those looking to become more involved with local costume enthusiasts. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the panel, so feel free to discuss that dream costume you just can’t figure out how to make!

Pokémon Fight! Fight! Fight!
2:00pm – 3:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Pikabellechu

Gotta to Catch Em’ All!  Join the Pokemon panel with the famous Pikabellechu. Afterwards, join her in the dealer room and get a close look at her award winning Pokemon Volkswagen.

Customizing Resin Horns

3:00pm – 4:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Wonderland Creations

Let out the little devil in you by customizing your own set of horns on hairclips (with elastic for the hair-impaired).  Glitter, flames, feathers, your colors, your taste, your style or lack thereof!

Wig Styling

4:00pm – 5:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Yaya Han

From cutting, styling and dying colors, Yaya Han will show you hands on different techniques in achieving the perfect anime character hair style for your cosplay!

Iron Cosplay Contest
5:00 pm – 7:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Anime Sushi

Like the famous Japanese show, this is a stylized costume making competition featuring accomplished cosplayers in the battle of craftsmanship and speed. What will be the secret ingredient? Who will reign supreme!?

Plants vs. Zombies Costume Contest
7:00pm – 8:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Anime Sushi

Sponsored by PopCap Games! Has MegaCon been overrun by plants or zombies? Come one, come all. Winner won't be getting brains or fertilizer, but official PopCap merchandise!


8:00pm – 10:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Mecha Anime HQ

Join the hosts of the podcast, GUNDAMN@MAHQ, for a live recording.  Topics to be discussed, Favorite/Least Favorite Mecha Clichés and Your Ideal Mecha Show.  Each topic discussion will included audience participation and Q&A sessions.

Sunday, March 14th

Kiri-e (Japanese Papercraft)
11:00am – 12:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Wonderland Creations

A traditional Japanese paper art.  Capture tiny figures and scenes on paper for art cards! Podcast

12:00pm – 2:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Mecha Anime HQ!

Join the hosts of the podcast, GUNDAMN@MAHQ, for another live recording and a controversial topic discussion, Live Action Adaptions of Anime.  Audience participation and Q&A sessions will play a key part of this highly charged debate.

Quickdraw! Contest

2:00pm – 4:00pm in W224C
Hosted by the Propeller Anime Club

Are you an artist who wants to test their skills against others, or do you just want to have a fun time drawing with other artists? The Quickdraw! Contest breaks artists up in groups of novice and advance and has them compete in three different 20 minute drawing sessions for prizes! Come on and show your skills.

Props for Beginners
4:00 pm – 5:00pm in W224C
Hosted by Jaime

Learn the basics of making props to go along with your costumes! There will be a lot of useful information provided by someone very experienced in prop-making!

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