Animecon 15

Friday, August 10, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Main Library

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Schedule of Events

 All day:

Miyazaki Scavenger Hunt (all over South Building) Find all the Miyazaki characters hidden around the building.

Ask Me Anything (all over) Find our wandering, knowledgeable expert and ask her anything about East Asian history.


Morning Sessions:

Glow-in-the-dark Pop Party (Underground) Come get your groove on to some pop music in the black light room! 9:30 – 12:00

Candy Sushi (South Basement) Make sweet, little candy sushi rolls 9:30 – 12:00

Button Making (South Basement) Custom make your own buttons to add flare to any outfit! 9:30 – 12:00

Shrink Art (Classroom 201): Get crafty and make your very own shrinking piece of art. 10:00 – 12:00

Japanese Tea Party & discussion (Centennial Room) Join us for a screening of Folktales from Japan while you enjoy a cup of matcha green tea and a Japanese snack. 10:00 – 12:00

Game Vault (outside) Step aboard this mobile gaming theater and have fun! 10:00 – 12:00

What to Expect at Cons (Classroom 202) Only been to small events or none at all? Prepare yourself for the upcoming winter season of big cons with tips and experience from our panelist who’s been to 35 cons, including the largest 100K+, Anime Expo 11:00 – 11:30

What’s New…. (Classroom 201) Looking for something new to get into? Join us as we look at notable anime on the horizon and from the last few seasons that have been heating up the charts. 11:30 – 12:00


Afternoon Sessions:

The 10-Step K-Beauty Routine (Centennial Room) Learn how to baby your skin so it won’t yell so much 1:00 – 2:00

Ramen Noodle Eating Contest (South Basement) Who will be crowned champion this year? 1:00 – 1:30

Stage Combat (Auditorium) Learn techniques for combat from actors at Kentucky Shakespeare. 1:00 – 2:00

Cosplay 101 (Classroom 201) Costuming is a work in progress. The more knowledge and practice you have, the more you can do. Come discuss and learn from our panel of 3 speakers on the many skills and methods available to you. 1:00 – 2:00

Writing in Japanese (Classroom 202) Learn how to write in Japanese from Ayako Nakajima with the World Affairs Council 1:00 – 2:00

Japanese Ghost Stories & Urban Legends (Centennial Room) Learn about some popular Japanese urban legends and ghost stories 2:00 – 3:00

Yukata (Classroom 202) Learn about this traditional Japanese dress and try one on! 2:00 – 3:00

Cosplay Contest & Group Picture (Auditorium) Don’t forget to register your costume at the registration table for the cosplay contest. 3:00 – 4:00


Anime Screenings: 

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card (Auditorium) Sakura had managed to capture all of the Clow Cards which could bring disaster to the world and turned them into her own Sakura Cards. But one night, something strange happens to her Cards.  Guided by the Key she encountered in her dream, Sakura starts collecting Cards again. 10:00 – 11:00

Baruto (Classroom 202) Years later after the Fourth Great Ninja War, Naruto Uzumaki achieves his dream of becoming the Seventh Hokage and now oversees a new generation in the Ninja World. 10:00 – 11:00

Ancient Magus’ Bride (Auditorium) Greeted by fairies and surrounded by weird and wonderful beings upon her arrival at a mysterious stranger’s house, Chise's story begins as the apprentice and supposed bride of the ancient magus. 11:00 – 12:00 

How to Keep a Mummy (Underground) Kashiwagi Sora is living a normal high school student life, when his "adventurer" father sends him a mummy from his travels in Egypt! 1:00 – 2:00

My Hero Academia (Underground) Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life, but this is especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. In a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-power Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. 2:00 – 3:00