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Friday, May 4
 

12:30pm EDT

Cosplay Shenanigans: Armor 101
Learn the basics or sharpen your knowledge of how to build armor for cosplay._x000D_
Ichigo Gami will teach you tips and tricks for taking your cosplay to the next level. Feel free to bring paper and pencils for notes as well as any questions you might have._x000D_

Speakers
avatar for StrawberryPaperDoll

StrawberryPaperDoll

Owner/Designer/Photographer, Strawberry Paper Doll
StrawberryPaperDoll is a brand that strives to bring a touch of whimsy and flourish to every look. Ranging from pieces with lots of beading to detailed designs with touches of historical reference. Her one of a kind designs are made for the discerning eye and well tailored to make... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

1:30pm EDT

Anime Chemistry 101
The properties of substances and how they react with each other. Also known as does explosive and how big of a boom does it make at least according to my 9th graders. So just how a big a boom can the substances in anime make or not make. Just what the heck is sakuradite or gundaranium.

Speakers
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Anime Science 101

I've been busting the anime science myths and diving into how science is portrayed in anime for 4 years now. Come and ask any questions you have about how science is used in anime.


Friday May 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

2:15pm EDT

The Biology of monster girls
Monster girls are a common trope in anime, especially in the more recent seasons. So why don't we take a look to see just how their biology might or might not work in the real world. If you liked Interviews with Monster girls, The Daily lives of Monster girls, or A Centaurs Life then this panel is for you.

Speakers
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Anime Science 101

I've been busting the anime science myths and diving into how science is portrayed in anime for 4 years now. Come and ask any questions you have about how science is used in anime.


Friday May 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:00pm EDT

The Good, The Bad, and The Duwang: A Brief History of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
A humorous and informative look at the "Bizarre" history behind one of Japan's biggest series. Join the Admins of JoeyJojo's Wacky Trip as they talk about:_x000D_
The Unreleased Phantom Blood Movie and where it might be found, How an animation mistake almost caused a boycott of Japan, and the Duwang translation and who really made it.


Friday May 4, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

9:00am EDT

Cosplay Shenanigans: Wigs 101
Learn the basics or sharpen your knowledge of how to make that anime hair real! We'll talk about everything from base wig quality to support and understructure._x000D_
Ichigo Gami will teach you tips and tricks for taking your cosplay to the next level. Feel free to bring paper and pencils for notes as well as any questions you might have.

Speakers
avatar for StrawberryPaperDoll

StrawberryPaperDoll

Owner/Designer/Photographer, Strawberry Paper Doll
StrawberryPaperDoll is a brand that strives to bring a touch of whimsy and flourish to every look. Ranging from pieces with lots of beading to detailed designs with touches of historical reference. Her one of a kind designs are made for the discerning eye and well tailored to make... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

9:15am EDT

How To Be A Villain 101
This panel will teach new people on how to be a proper villain, as well show current villains new ways to improve themselves.


Saturday May 5, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:15am EDT

Mold Making and Materials for Cosplay
In Costume and Prop construction, we often find that we need a specific small bauble or decoration that we can't quite find in stores. We can construct the item ourselves, however, we need about 12 of the baubles to complete the display. During this demonstration, Jay and Barb from the Museum of Science Fiction will discuss the various ways to use several different mold types, and the various materials you can cast in your mold! They will also be demonstrating how to use silicone and resin using their favorite professional brand of materials.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Mabie-McClain

Barbara Mabie-McClain

Manager, Pop Culture Programs, The Museum of Science Fiction
Barbara, Is a Master Class costumer that has been sewing small things, crafting, and beading for over 20 years. In 2013 Barb discovered the convention scene while attending her first convention, PaxEast, and fell in love with costuming and cosplay since. She has her Cosmetology license... Read More →
avatar for Jason McClain

Jason McClain

Director, Costuming and Wardrobe, Escape Velocity
I have been working with conventions for quite a while, mostly in that I have been running Dance off for over 12 years now, and I have also been seen on stage and behind the adjudicators table for various events such as Celebration 5, Balticon, and NYCC. I can most be seen planning... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:30am EDT

Nautical Nonsense: A look into Japanese Naval History and the Anime It Spawned
From Kantai Collection to Arpeggio of Blue Steel to Space Battleship Yamato, the history of the Japanese Navy has inspired many beloved Anime. Join us as we discuss these series and the history that inspired them.

Speakers
JH

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 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:00pm EDT

The science of Mecha
Mobile suits, hard suits, giant robots, there are a wide range of mecha in anime, but how do they actually work. If you are interested in some of the real world science at work in your favorite mecha anime then come and find out.

Speakers
avatar for Anime Science 101

Anime Science 101

I've been busting the anime science myths and diving into how science is portrayed in anime for 4 years now. Come and ask any questions you have about how science is used in anime.


Saturday May 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

4:00pm EDT

Ask A Professional: Ask A Personal Trainer
Trying to get into health and fitness but don't know where to get started? Want to start working out but don't know how? Have questions about how to eat well at a convention? Ask a professional personal trainer about how to eat, move and train like a shonen protagonist.



Saturday May 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

5:00pm EDT

Keeping Friendship Magic: The Odd Pony Out
My Little Pony has shown us that Friendship is Magic, but have you ever wondered about the science behind friendship? Combining real world social science with the ponies we all love, this panel will explore how and why we choose the friends that we do and how we can make our friendships even stronger.

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.


Saturday May 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

7:30pm EDT

Teaching with Anime
Anime has grown in popularity over the years and it is something that my students both in the USA and outside of the USA have enjoyed. The best way to reach students is by relating the material to them, so how can teachers use anime to connect classroom lessons to their students

Speakers
avatar for Anime Science 101

Anime Science 101

I've been busting the anime science myths and diving into how science is portrayed in anime for 4 years now. Come and ask any questions you have about how science is used in anime.


Saturday May 5, 2018 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tellus 360 [2nd Floor, Tig Caleb]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

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]

9:00am EDT

Kanada Style! An intro to the godfather of "Sakuga"
A look into the most important animator in anime who went on to influence an entire generation into what is known as the Kanada school of animation. This Kanada style animation is one of the earliest known examples of what is now known as "Sakuga".

Speakers

Sunday May 6, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
 


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