9 a.m. - Registration opens
9:30 a.m.- Sessions begin
QR Code Scavenger Hunt (Underground) Grab your smartphone and follow the QR codes looking for clues. This starts in the Teen Underground.
Graffiti Wall (South Basement) Stop by and add your artwork to the wall!
Top 10 List (South Lobby) Visit the registration table to submit your response for the “Top 10 Reasons We Love AnimeCon” list. The list will be unveiled at the Cosplay Contest.
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. 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Just Dance (Underground Multipurpose Room): Get your groove on with this popular Wii game. 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Write Your Name in Katakana (Meeting Room 1): Learn how to write your name in katakana! 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Paper Octopus Kite (South Basement) Fly this mini kite indoors and outdoors. It’s attached to the end of a twirling stick – you’ll need no wind to make this kite fly! Easy enough for even the crafty-challenged! 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Felted Headphone Holders (Job Shop meeting room) Put your sewing skills to the test and make one of these super-cute animal earbud holders. Limit 25 per session (get your ticket at registration). 3 sessions: 9:30 – 10:15, 10:15 – 11:00, and 11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
AnimeCon Memories (Auditorium) This is the 10th AnimeCon! Can you believe it all started back in 2003!? Come enjoy a slideshow of pictures from AnimeCons-gone-by. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
JRock/Pop (Board Room) Whether you like to head-bang to Dir en grey, rock out with Miyavi, or just curl up on a rainy day and listen to Gackt, come by for a discussion on the very best of JRock and JPop. We’ll have music playing and concert DVDs to enjoy from the artists you know and love, to some that perhaps you haven’t heard of. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Getting in Shape (Underground): 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! 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Anime and Manga Discussion Group (Centennial Room) Whether you're new to the anime and manga scene, or you write Japan/Greece Hetalia fanfic, there's something for everyone to discuss and learn at the discussion group! Learn about the surprisingly deep history of manga and anime and how the industry works. Subs or Dubs? What shows do you wish they'd bring to television and why? What was your favorite series? Bring your own opinions to the table, and let's discuss it! 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
***Stations shut down from 12-1 for lunch***
Taiko Performance (Auditorium) The Cincinnati-Dayton Taiko group performs with traditional Japanese drums. 1 – 2 p.m.
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.
Stop Motion Videos (Job Shop meeting room) Learn how to make short, stop-motion videos using iPads. Bring your own action figures and props if you have them! Limit 25 per session (get your ticket at registration) 2 sessions: 1 – 2 p.m. and 2 – 3 p.m.
Ramen Noodle Eating Contest (South Basement): For the 10th year in a row! Who will be the Ramen noodle champ this year? 1 – 2 p.m.
Designing Clothing for Characters (Underground) When you design characters, you're not only an artist, you're a fashion designer, too! Learn about how style and fashion can be an excellent tool for storytelling with your characters. 2 – 3 p.m.
Chinese Language Workshop (Centennial Room) You might know some Japanese but what about Chinese? Learn some of the basics of this language. 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 9 poster. While supplies last! 4 p.m.
This being the 10th year of AnimeCon, we present an anime retrospective of shows from the last decade!
2003: Fullmetal Alchemist (Centennial Room) 13+ 9:30 a.m.
2004: Bleach (Centennial Room) 13+ 10 a.m.
2005: TBA (Centennial Room) TBA 10:30 a.m.
2006: Code Geass (Underground) 13+ 9:30 a.m.
2007: One Piece (Underground) 14+ 10 a.m.
2008: Black Butler (Underground) 14+ 10:30 a.m.
2009: Naruto Shippuuden (Board Room) 14+ 9:30 a.m.
2010: Hetalia (Board Room) 14+ 10 a.m.
2011: TBA (Board Room) TBA 10:30 a.m.
2012: TBA (Board Room TBA 2 p.m.
2013: TBA (Board Room) TBA 2:30 p.m.