—This is a tentative schedule and subject to change—
9 a.m. - Registration opens
Selfie Station (South Lobby)
1,000 Paper Cranes (South Mezzanine): The challenge is to fold 1,000 paper cranes before AnimeCon concludes! Stop by and fold one, or two, or three….or ten! If you don’t know how to fold a crane, come and learn!
Morning Sessions: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Black Butler Tea Party & Discussion (Centennial Room): Join us for a screening and discussion of Black Butler and enjoy some tea and goodies. 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Button-Making (South Basement): Make one-of-a-kind anime buttons. 9:30 a.m.– 12 p.m.
YouTube Playlist (Auditorium): Our favorite anime-related videos on YouTube. 9 - 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. -12 p.m.
Carp Windsock (Adult Ed. Classroom): Make a one-of-a-kind windsock to take home. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bronie Trivia (Auditorium): How much do you know about My Little Pony? Come test your knowledge. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Costuming and Convention Budgeting (Board Room): Our con veteran panelist will discuss how to help you save money when it comes to making or buying your cosplay, as well as money saving tips for the con! 10 – 11 a.m.
Old School Computer Games (Underground): Come play some of the games your parents will remember. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Chinese Paper Cutting (Job Shop Classroom): Paper cutting is one of the most popular decorative Chinese handicrafts. Folk paper cutting conveys the content and nature of traditional culture with its own particular language. Limit 15 per session – get your ticket at Registration. 10 – 11 a.m.
Henna Tattoos (Meeting Room 1): Get a traditional Henna tattoo (non-permanent, but it will last a while). **Supplies limited – while it lasts!** 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Paper Cosplay Challenge (Job Shop): Teams will compete to see who can make the best cosplay costume out of paper, tape, and scissors. There will be 2 rounds of competition. 10 – 11 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ramen Noodle Iron Chef Challenge (Kitchen area): Teams will compete to make the best ramen using fresh ingredients. Winner will be decided by a panel of judges. 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Anime Culture Shock (Centennial Room): Why are there so many cat girls? What age groups are anime shows produced for? Learn about the cultural and market forces behind anime! 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cosplay 101 (Board Room): Whether you are new to the cosplay world or a sewing expert, we have tips and tricks for all skill levels. Our panelist will discuss everything from the basics of making a costume to more advanced techniques. We will discuss everything from fabric choices, to wigs, to makeup. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Kumihimo (Job Shop): Learn how to do this traditional Japanese braiding and make a bracelet. Limit 20 per session – get your ticket at Registration 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 – 2 p.m.
***Stations shut down from 12:00 - 1:00 for lunch***
Afternoon sessions: 1 - 4 p.m.
Just Dance (Underground): Get your groove on with this popular Wii game. 1 – 3 p.m.
Bon Odori Dance (Auditorium): Bon dance is a style of dancing performed during Obon. Originally a Nenbutsu folk dance to welcome the spirits of the dead, the style of celebration varies in many aspects from region to region. 1 – 2 p.m.
Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament (Adult Ed. classroom): Bring your cards and prepare to do battle!! Sign up to compete at the registration desk. 1 – 3 p.m.
Ramen Noodle Eating Contest (South Basement): For the 12th year in a row! Who will be the Ramen noodle champ this year? 2 – 3 p.m.
Uchwia Fans (Job Shop meeting room): An Uchwia fan is a flat fan made from applying rice paper to either side of a split bamboo frame. These Japanese fans were used as props in theatre, as toys by children, communication tools by warriors and of course as a tool to cool oneself. During this workshop, participants will explore each of these uses and make their own modified Uchwia fan. Limit 15 per session – get your ticket at Registration. 2 – 3 p.m.
Cosplay Contest & Group Picture (Auditorium): Don’t forget to register your costume at the registration table for the cosplay contest. 3 – 4 p.m.
Poster Giveaway (South Lobby): Get your official AnimeCon 12 poster while supplies last! 4 p.m.
Bamboo Blade (Underground): Down and out kendo instructor Toraji can’t even afford a new light bulb - let alone lunch, but discovering a prodigy like Tamaki might change his fortunes. (Rating TV-PG) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Black Butler (Centennial Room): 12-year-old Ciel Phantomhive thwarts dangers from the queen as he’s watched over by his demon butler. Part of the Black Butler Tea Party. (Rating: TV-14). 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Fairy Tail (Underground): Four wizards team up and take jobs across the kingdom and grow stronger with every mission. (Rating TV-14) 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Karneval (Underground): Desperate and on-the-run, Nai and Gareki turn to the country’s most powerful defense organization – “Circus” – for help (Rating: 13+) 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Assassination Classroom (Centennial Room): The students of Class 3E have an important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! (Rating TV-14) 1 – 2 p.m.
Cardcaptor Sakura (Centennial Room): After opening a magical book, Sakura is tasked with collecting magical cards while trying to live a normal life. (Rating: 10+) 2 – 3 p.m.