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Friday, May 4
 

11:15am EDT

A Bathtub Full of Rainbows: A Guide to My Little Pony Toys
So you've the cartoons and you've seen the movie(s) and now you want to collect the toys. But where do you even start. Join us as we look at all the generations of My Little Pony toys and go one step further by showing you how to collect both new and old toys without having to spend a horn and a hoof. While we're at it, we will teach you to maintain your collection like it's 1983 again. [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 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]

5:00pm EDT

Bullying in Fandom, or: Why Can't We Play Nice?
The Knights of Fandom return once again to talk about the ongoing issue of bullying in fandom - online, in person, and everywhere in between. You can make a difference! The Knights want you to come eat chocolate (yes really) and help them make fandom a safer place for everyone to play!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Klotz

Laura Klotz

Laura, better known in fannish circles as Lady Norbert, is constantly shadowed by her best friend and self-appointed bodyguard, Andrea, and talks way too much about Dragon Age in her free time. She spends too much time on Tumblr and is known colloquially as the Adoptive Mother of... Read More →


Friday May 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

5:30pm EDT

Star Wars is... Gay?
From Skysolo to Finnpoe, there is never a lack of LGBT representation in fanon Star Wars culture. What about the canonical universe? Believe it or not, this representation is not just in a galaxy far, far away- it's in plain sight. Explore the gay couples, LGBT allegories, and much more with our panelists.

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 5:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

9:00pm EDT

DO PANELS: How to Avoid Seppuku and Shaming Your Family [18+]
A mix of a helpful informal workshop and a frightful recollection, veteran panelists of the Manly Battleships® show you how things work, how to keep things going in the face of utter disaster, and tell you why there are things you should NOT do when running con events.

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 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:15pm EDT

Diamonds in the Rough: Videogame Edition (side order of J-RPGs)
Covering some less than stellar games/series that you should still give a chance despite their many flaws with a particular focus on several JRPG games/series. Audience participation is encouraged!

Speakers
avatar for dj Date Masamune

dj Date Masamune

Staff, Communications
Just a humble cosplayer who loves to do panels...& loves Gauron ^.^;


Friday May 4, 2018 10:15pm - 11:45pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]
 
Saturday, May 5
 

12:45am EDT

Convention Survivor: Press "X" To NOT Die! [18+]
Why does that old guy always use a list to pack? What's the difference between a hallway closet and a recording booth? OH GOD, WHY DOES IT BURN!? There may not be truth to every legend, but there is a story behind every rule, guideline, and sound advice for con prep. Stay awhile and listen. [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 12:45am - 1:45am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:30am EDT

Transformers: The Birds & the Bumblebees
A series of toys, cartoons, comics, and now live action movies about robots from another world that come to earth and hide as cars, trucks, planes, or other vehicles. But where did this phenomenon come from, and how did it come to be? Come explore the Japanese and Marvel-ous roots of the Transformers franchise. A seriously humorous look at the timeline of Japanese and American toy companies and the toy lines that led to the Transformers. [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 →
S

Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Saturday May 5, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

3:00pm EDT

Cosplay Saved My Life
Corgi Cosplay will be sharing her story about mental health and how finding cosplay has helped her. Even if you don't want to share your own story, please join us and see that you aren't alone in your fight.

Speakers
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplay, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba the Cosplay Corgi and his wise cracking, awkward potato Mom, Nicole! Kiba has been cosplaying since 2013 and Nicole joined in on the fun in 2015. They love promoting acceptance and fun in the cosplay community, while simultaneously furthering the corgi... Read More →


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:45pm EDT

Before An Unexpected Journey: The Anime Legacy of Rankin/Bass
The trilogies of Peter Jackson are the standard of knowledge for most fans in the Tolkien universe. But long before An Unexpected Journey, anime played the field when Studio TOPCRAFT made the first offering of Middle Earth on screen. Long passed-over by the regular otaku crowd, our investigative panelists would like to share a story with you of American company Rankin/Bass, TOPCRAFT, Tad Mochinaga, and the magical world called: “Animagic.” [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 →
S

Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Saturday May 5, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

6:45pm EDT

David Bowie: The Space Invader from Japan
Before he was Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie was just another rock star looking for something unique and he found it... in Japan! This panel will delve into the inspiration Japanese culture had upon David Bowie and then cover the impact he would have on so much in anime, sci-fi, and almost all of fandom. From Rick & Morty to Steven Universe to Final Fantasy there seems to be a hint of Bowie's ever-changing music, fashion, or influence. [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 →
S

Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Saturday May 5, 2018 6:45pm - 7:45pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

8:30pm EDT

Steven Universe: Gay Space Rocks
Steven Universe is a cartoon that means a lot of things to a lot of people, and it holds an extra special place in the hearts of its LGBTQ+ fans. Even on the surface, it's easy to see why - but the connection runs much deeper. We're going to examine in detail how Steven Universe relates to the queer experience on every level: from characters, to relationships, to themes. Join our discussion and get an even broader perspective on why the LGBTQ+ community believes in Steven!

Speakers

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Sunday, May 6
 

11:00am EDT

Star Trek: We Used to Be Explorers
With Star Trek Discovery launching, with changes being forced upon fan productions, and with a little rival show coming out called Orville just what is going on in the world of Star Trek? Why are so many people so angry about everything? Join the Manly Battleships® as they dive deep into this drama filled world and check in on some fan productions like Axanar and Star Trek Continues (from Vic & Todd!) [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 →
S

Streak

Fixer of Broken Things, Manly Battleships


Sunday May 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

3:00pm EDT

Your Next Convention
Zenkaikon 2018 is coming to an end, which means it is time to plan for your next convention! Join some local convention organizers to learn more about their events!

Speakers
avatar for Kristyn Souder

Kristyn Souder

Department Head, Communications


Sunday May 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory]
 


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