9 a.m. - Registration opens
9:30 a.m.- Sessions begin
Sumo Wrestling (1st Floor Main Information Services): Have you ever imagined what it might be like to be a Sumo wrestler? This is your chance to find out! Put on the Sumo gear and see if you have what it takes to be a Sumo champion. Must get a ticket at registration to sign up for a bout time. **Must be at least 5’3” to participate in a bout**
Tranquility Room (Meeting Room 1): Serenity now! If you need a quiet place to take a break, stop by and get your Zen on! Open 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 3 p.m.
Digital Scavenger Hunt: Pick up the scavenger hunt at registration and start the search. Prizes will be awarded to those who complete the quest. Digital camera or camera phone required for this activity.
Meet and Greet & Opening Ceremonies (Auditorium): Reconnect with friends from AnimeCons gone by, find new friends, and plan your day’s activities. 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Manga Jewelry Making (South Basement): Make some fashionable jewelry to wow your friends! 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Dueling Network (Underground) –. In preparation for the afternoon Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, keep up your skills in this online game! 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Japanese Fish Printing (Job Shop Meeting Room) – The Crane House presents Gyotaku, a traditional form of Japanese fish printing. And, then, make your very own print. Limit 25 per session (get your ticket at registration). 5 sessions: 9:30 – 10 a.m., 10 – 10:30 a.m., 10:30 – 11 a.m., 11 – 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Haiku Writing Workshop (Underground Meeting Room): Local teen author, Kelly Creagh, will teach you how to construct a haiku poem and get you started on writing your own. 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Haiku Showdown! (Underground Meeting Room) – Who has the best haiku around? Perform your poetry and let the audience decide who has the best haiku on the block! 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bento Box Iron Chef Challenge (Centennial Room) – Bento, a traditional Japanese box of food, is often known for being aesthetically pleasing meals as well as tasty and healthy. In this challenge, teams will create a bento box that will be judged on arrangement, healthiness, and taste. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ninja Hand Game (Auditorium) – How stealthy are you? Play this popular hand game with your friends and see if you can be the last ninja standing. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Making Comics (Board Room) - Have you got a story to tell? Tell it with comics! Learn visual storytelling, and how to panel, pace, and create your own story! Limit 20 (get your ticket at registration). 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
***Stations shut down from 12-1 for lunch***
Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament (South Lobby): Bring your cards and prepare to do battle!! Sign up to compete at the registration desk. 1 – 3 p.m.
Japanimation Draw Something (Centennial Room): Test knowledge and skills in this fun drawing game. 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Ramen Noodle Eating Contest (South Basement): Seriously? We’re doing this AGAIN? Back by popular demand for the ninth year in a row. 1 – 2 p.m.
Just Dance (Underground Multipurpose Room): Get your groove on with this Wii game. 1 – 3 p.m.
Getting in Shape (Board Room): Shapes in Character Design - No one wants rows of cookie-cutter characters. Explore how to incorporate shape, color and mood to make your comic characters really stand out! 1 – 2 p.m.
Calligraphy (Job Shop Meeting Room): Representatives from The Crane House will discuss the history of calligraphy and show you how to write some characters in using the calligraphy technique. Limit 25 per session (get your ticket at registration). 4 sessions: 1 – 1:30 p.m., 1:30 – 2 p.m., 2 – 2:30 p.m. 2:30 – 3 p.m.
Arming of the Samurai (Auditorium): Eric Frantz from the Frazier History Museum will demonstrate how a samurai of the Edo Period (160-1868) would have armed himself. 2:15 p.m.
Cosplay Contest & Group Picture (Auditorium): Don’t forget to register your costume at the registration table for the cosplay contest. 3 p.m.
Poster Giveaway (South Lobby): Get your official AnimeCon 9 poster. While supplies last! 4 p.m.
Gurren Lagann (Underground Multipurpose Room): In their closed-off underground village, Kamina and Simon chafe at the limits imposed by the village elder. Yet all this will change, when Simon stumbles across a fantastic device - just as the village's peace is broken by a violent intrusion. (Rated 14 & up) 9:30 a.m.
Blue Exorcist (Centennial Room): Rin Okumura is a boy who bears the curse of being Satan's illegitimate son. His foster father sacrificed himself to save him from demons. To avenge his foster father's death as well as to prove himself, Rin decides to follow the path of an exorcist. (Rated 14 & up) 9:30 & 10 a.m.
Sgt. Frog (Board Room): Aliens and laughs. What more could you want? Keroro is a frog-like alien sent from his home planet on a mission to conquer Earth. But when his cover is blown, his battalion abandons him and he ends up in the home of the Hinata family. (Rated TVPG) 10 & 10:30 a.m.
Hero Tales (Centennial Room): Set in a time of chaos, seven heroes of the Stars, the Hokushintenkun, rise up to lead the people. Two of the seven, the Nitenshinson, the Hagun and the Tanrou, are never supposed to exist at the same time, but fate has decided otherwise. Taito, chosen as the Hagun, now must rise up to defeat the Tanrou, as the fate of the Stars destined it to be. (Rated 14 & up) 1 p.m.
K-ON! (Board Room): It's Yui Hirasawa's first year in high school, and she's eagerly searching for a club to join. At the same time, Ritsu Tainaka, a drummer, and her friend Mio Akiyama, a bassist, are desperately trying to save the school's light music club, which is about to be disbanded due to lack of members. They manage to recruit Tsumugi Kotobuki to play the keyboard, meaning they only need one more member to get the club running again. Yui joins, thinking it will be an easy experience for her to play the castanets, the only instrument she knows. However, the other members think their new addition is actually a guitar prodigy. (Rated 13 and up) 2 & 2:30 p.m.