Thursday, July 26, 2012

Our full #AFO13 schedule!

Huzzah! We have received word of when our events will take place at Anime Festival Orlando 13! AFO will be at the Wyndham Orlando Resort on International Drive and Sandlake Road from August 3rd to 5th.

We have been working hard to have everything prepared for your enjoyment! Each of us know our anime(and for one of us, tokusatsu) pretty well and our goal is to get excited about the anime and topics we will be presenting.

In addition to our events, there are other thing to see that we'll post next week!

Make sure you follow us on Twitter(using hashtag #AFO13) and Facebook for weekend updates! Below is our full schedule.

The Twisted World of Go Nagai (18+)
August 4th at 1AM in Panel Room 2 (Oleander A)

Do you enjoy giant robots, or how about seeing a monster cleaved in two and witnessing every gory detail? Do you like high-quality fanservice and hot-blooded action!?  The Twisted World of Go Nagai is a celebration one of anime and manga’s most influential pioneers!

Anime Directors You Should Know(Besides Hayao Miyazaki)
August 4th at 5PM in Panel Room 3 (Oleander B)

In American cinema, there are film directors who are revered. As far as Japanese animation goes, Hayao Miyazaki is widely known. But there are other great directors! This will be a showcase of more than several anime directors, their styles & influences, and most critical works.

The Latest and Greatest of Tokusatsu
August 4th at 6:30PM in Panel Room 3 (Oleander B)

Right now is the best time to get into the Tokusatsu genre! Learn about current and up coming series like Hikounin Sentai Akibaranger, Go Busters, Kamen Rider Forze, the new Garo, and some lesser known indie series like Garage Pro's upcoming project about a gun toting, beer drinking, skirt chasing, anti-hero Gun Caliber!

It's MANIME! The Manly Anime Panel! (18+)
August 4th at 9:00PM in Game Show Theater (Palms Ballroom Salon I)

An anime event is FOR MEN BY MEN! It's a celebration of violence, justice, headbutts, manly tears, bodies exploding, and beef jerky! This ELECTRIFYING panel is guaranteed to put some hair on your chest!

Iron Cardboard Robot Cosplay
August 5th at 12:30PM in Participation Theatre (Palm Salon H)

Propeller Anime presents the competition of competitions at AFO! In Iron Cardboard Robot Cosplay, up to 8 teams of 3 will work hard for an hour to assemble robot costumes - that will be worn(!) - using cardboard, foil, construction paper, and a secret ingredient! THERE WILL BE PRIZES!

Real Robots vs Super Robots
August 5th at 1:00PM in Panel Room 2 (Oleander A)

Why are robots waging full scale war against each other? Why do people in power make untrained children fight said wars? How is rocket punch such an effective attack? Why is that golden lion glowing in that robot’s chest? And what exactly is a combattler?  Find out the answers to these questions and more at the ultimate discussion of Super Robots vs Real Robots!

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