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Friday, May 4
 

8:30pm EDT

The Erasure of Queer* Women in Fandom Culture [18+]
Let's face it- queer women get the shortest end of the stick when it comes to fandom erasure and representation. Automatically marketed as "sexy" and "adult", it is difficult for queer women to have positive representation without dealing with erasure and censorship. Find out how you can help make a difference in how WLW are represented in your fandoms.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Fernandez

Gavin Fernandez

Cosplayer, Featured Panelist, Educator, Manifest Dreamer Cosplay
I'm a fan of proper LGBT education, Star Wars, and giant mutated plants.


Friday May 4, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:00pm EDT

Cosplay Burlesque [18+]
Join Cosplay Burlesque for another great Zenkaikon performance! Cosplay Burlesque provides bawdy entertainment for the adult crowd featuring comedy and striptease while dressed as some of your favorite characters. We are fan fiction come to life!

Speakers
avatar for Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque

Performing Arts Group, Guest
Cosplay Burlesque is a performing arts group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Their mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty through a humorous and provocative stage show. There is no fandom... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:15pm EDT

Of Duelists and Drunkards [18+]
Who knows what time it is? If you find your way into this room, brace yourself for a unique experience in the true convention variety show! Skits, stories, and surprises are to be had! You never know what's going to happen at the original latenight variety show panel! Members of the Fleet are here to indulge with you in whiling away an hour of time. Rosebud is the sled, there aren't actually any duelists, and there was this one time involving a closet… Wait, where are my shoes? [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda

Featured Panelist, Manly Battleships
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front... Read More →
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Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Friday May 4, 2018 11:15pm - Saturday May 5, 2018 12:15am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:30pm EDT

Eye of Argon Reading [18+]
The Eye of Argon, largely regarded as one of the worst short stories ever written, is a scifi convention tradition. In this "you laugh, you lose" contest, come try your hand, and see if you can read even a paragraph without hesitation, laughter or pronouncing the words too correctly, and you may be able to take home the fabled Golden Grignr.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Zygala

Bob Zygala

Department Head, Mobile Tech


Friday May 4, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday May 5, 2018 12:30am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

12:30am EDT

Rejoice, Zenkaikon, Your Wish Will Be Granted: A Type Moon and Nasuverse Panel [18+]
Can Shiki Kill Servants? Is Being Lancer Suffering? Join us as we discuss Mana Transfers, Chairs that need to die, and all other things Type Moon._x000D_

Speakers
avatar for James Hicks

James Hicks

Featured Panelist, Winning the War on Pants
Having presented at Otakon, Katsucon, and Derpycon, Winning the War on Pants proudly owns the title “The East Coast Convention Circuit’s Newest Panel Group.” They’ll bring enjoyable programs to Zenkaikon X and a fun time is guaranteed for all!
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James Hicks

A founding member of the DC-based panel troupe "Winning The War On Pants", James "Shep" Hicks has presented panels on a variety of topics within the anime fandom.


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:30am - 1:30am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:30pm EDT

Guests Against Humanity [18+]
There are some things that just should not be said in public . . . and then there is Cards Against Humanity. You want to go to the most adult and nsfw panel in the entire convention? Yes, the party game that will make you a worse person for playing, and an even worse one for laughing, will be played for YOU by our Guests of Honor. Come One Come All, but only if you are 18 +, and laugh your inappropriate tush off. No cameras or recording devices allowed!

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Calvello

Jessica Calvello

Voice Actress, Guest
Jessica began working in the anime dubbing industry with ADV Films (now Sentai Filmworks/Seraphim Digital) back in 1995, with her first show being 3 big lines in the TV series, Evangelion. Her recent work includes Attack on Titan/Attack on Titan Junior High (Hange Zoe); Street Fighter... Read More →
avatar for Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Voice Actor, Guest
This award-winning voice actor has brought to life Spider-Man (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance), Venom (Spider-Man: Friend or Foe), Jonny Quest (The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest), The Human Torch (Fantastic Four), Deadpool (Cartoon Hook-Ups), Timon (Timon & Pumbaa), Snowbell (Stuart Little... Read More →
avatar for Phil LaMarr

Phil LaMarr

Voice Actor, Guest
A Los Angeles native, Phil is an alumnus of Yale University, The Groundlings Theater, and is perhaps best known as one of the original cast members of Mad TV and as Marvin in Pulp Fiction. In addition to numerous appearances in films like Real Steel, Free Enterprise, and Men Women... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry

Author, Guest
Jonathan Maberry is a NY Times bestselling suspense novelist, five-time Bram Stoker Award winner, and comic book writer. His books include the Joe Ledger thrillers, The Nightsiders, Dead of Night, X-Files Origins: Devil’s Advocate, as well as standalone novels in multiple genres... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Wiedenheft

Sarah Wiedenheft

Voice Actress, Guest
Sarah Wiedenheft is a voice actor who has provided her voice for a multitude of anime. Some of her roles include Zeno from Dragon Ball Super, Tohru from Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid; Aika from Shomin Sample; Shihoru from Grimgar of Fantasy and Illusions; Non from Keijo... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:45pm EDT

Cosplay Boudoir [18+]
Cosplay Boudoir is an intimate and fun style of photography meant to help us feel more confident! Its become a recent hit for most cosplays, so we are going to talk about how to do a photoshoot like this feel good and look good along with tips of outfits, poses and more!

Speakers
avatar for Emily Brinich

Emily Brinich

Entertainer, Nerdy Expression


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:45pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:15am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:30pm EDT

It's An Abomination: Japanese Myths in Pop Culture [18+]
What do Dark Souls, Pokémon, Legend of Zelda, and The Ring have in common? A culture that has been coming up with horrible ghosts, monsters, and legendary creatures since the 6th century (if not longer)! Join the Fleet as we tell you why your favorite Pokémon is actually a horrible monster and why you have to call the Ghostbusters when you use the restroom in Japan. Sit round the campfire, if you dare. [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda

Featured Panelist, Manly Battleships
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front... Read More →
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Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Saturday May 5, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:30pm EDT

Reading Manga/Comics with Cards against Humanity [18+]
Did you ever want to read mangas with Cards against Humanity?Did you ever want to see what would happen if you replace a certain word in an issue with another word. You might not have, but you give it a go. Come listen to mangas and comics read with panels with blanks. Blanks that will be filled in with Cards against Humanity selected by you the audience. Mangas and comics you could see Naruto, Batman, Spider-Man, Dragon Ball, and others.

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

11:45pm EDT

Coast to Coast: an [adult swim] Retrospective [18+]
From experimental beginnings to original programming and anime, [adult swim] has been going strong for 15+ years. Lets take a look back at the origins of a TV empire.

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 11:45pm - Sunday May 6, 2018 12:45am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

12:00am EDT

Yokai Yaoi: Gay Demons Need Love, too!
Limited Capacity seats available

Yaoi is a genre of manga that also has many subgenres, from sweet shounen-ai to hardcore BSDM. There's also a huge amount of yaoi that explores love/realtionships between demons and other supernatural beings. Join us as we highlight some of our favorite yaoi series that feature yokai, spirits, and gods!

Speakers
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Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Sunday May 6, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:30am EDT

A Bojack Panel...Horseman, Obviously [18+]
Straight off our TV screens and into our crummy lives, it's Bojack Horseman! Through the chaos of Hollywoo life, the series displays strong themes of identity and social commentary. We'll explore these themes in an hour as humorous and thought-provoking as the show itself.

Speakers
avatar for Forward Progress

Forward Progress

Founder, Keeping Friendship Magic
A student of all things fandom, Forward Progress is excited to return for his sixth Zenkaikon. His programming seeks to both educate and entertain by fusing social science with the shows, games, and media that we all love.


Sunday May 6, 2018 12:30am - 1:30am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:45am EDT

Anime Does Anime: How Anime Reflects On Itself Within The Medium [18+]
What does anime think about itself? There are many instances of anime having an episode, segment, or even a quick gag that gives us some insights into how anime is made in Japan. We take a look at these moments when anime has gone meta to see what we can learn about the animation process and the environment it is made in.

Speakers

Sunday May 6, 2018 12:45am - 1:45am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

12:45am EDT

RuPaul: The Fishy, The Shady, and The Bitchy [18+]
Hey Kittie Gurls!!!! In this panel, we'll be looking back at the best and worst moments of RuPaul's Drag Race! Join us as we put on our best reading glasses and go back to the most iconic moments (and fashion) of Drag Race! The library is open! Officially. [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Panda

Mr. Panda

Featured Panelist, Manly Battleships
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front... Read More →
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Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Sunday May 6, 2018 12:45am - 1:45am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

1:00am EDT

Staff Uncensored [18+]
Staffers Uncensored returns for another year! Want to hear what its like running a convention? Our panel of staffers gather to tell stories about the ridiculous, frustrating and hilarious.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Harkless

Brian Harkless

Department Head, Mobile Tech


Sunday May 6, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
 


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