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Artist Alley 1015/18/20138:30 PM10:00 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingSelling behind a table in an Artist Alley is an exciting, rewarding experience, but for a budding artist new to the scene, it can also seem daunting. Two of the convention community’s veteran artists are here to guide you through the process, from sign up to stock count, to help your first Artist Alley be fun filled and drama-free. You’ll leave with sound advice, new-found confidence, and maybe even one of our awesome prizes, including art supplies, gift cards, and even a brand new drawing tablet!5/18/2013 20:30:00

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Tokusatsu for Beginners 5/17/20131:45 PM2:45 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEver wondered where Power Rangers came from? Wanted to know more about Ultraman and Godzilla? All these and more will be discussed as we dive into the genre of Tokusatsu.5/17/2013 13:45:00

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Tokusatsu Advanced5/17/20133:00 PM4:30 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFor the Fans a panel that delves deeper into the makings of, the actors career, and the widespread fandom that has come from Tokusatsu.5/17/2013 15:00:00

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Adaptations Accross Countries 5/18/20131:30 PM3:30 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhat happens when a Show, movie, or story gets adapted to a country foreign to it's origin? Check out the differences at this panel!5/18/2013 13:30:00

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My Ghost whispers, therefore I am5/17/20134:30 PM6:15 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA roundtable discussion about the philosophy of Shirow Masamune's Ghost in the Shell. Focusing on Mamoru Oshii's films, we will address various philosophers like Rene Descartes and Jaegwon Kim and try to answer the questions Ghost in the Shell asks us.5/17/2013 16:30:00

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Love is the New Currency! A Foray into Tanto Cuore5/17/20138:15 PM9:45 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingTired of seeing people play Yugioh and Magic all the time? Sick of throwing money at a collectible card game that could’ve been used to replace someone’s broken Xbox 360 just to remain competitive? Do you like maid themes with pretty art? Then this panel might be for you!5/17/2013 20:15:00

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Bad Stories but Great Characters5/18/20134:45 PM5:45 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWe've all watched this kind of anime: you know, the storyline falls flat (or doesn't exist) but you keep watching anyway because the characters are just too great to pass up. Come join us to discuss the ups and downs of these series.5/18/2013 16:45:00

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Tokusatsu Tropes5/19/201310:15 AM11:45 AMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIn certain live action shows, such as in anime, one can start to notice similarities in such topics like themes and locations. Our panel will discuss some of these topics, and other features of Japanese injokes that may not be easily explained to a Western audience.5/19/2013 10:15:00

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No Ordinary Prison5/19/20131:30 PM2:30 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingNot many prisons can also boast being an amusement park...well, Deadman Wonderland can. It's not an insane asylum, but it might as well be, and if you like it you're probably crazy. Don't worry--we all are.5/19/2013 13:30:00

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Introduction to Light Novels5/18/20137:15 PM8:15 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingSlayers, Durarara, Haruhi, Bakemonogatari, Sword Art Online; all these popular titles started out as Light Novels. Their popularity is exploding as more and more titles are adapted to other mediums. Learn about them now and avoid being left behind in the dark.5/18/2013 19:15:00

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Let's Form a Stand Alone Complex!5/17/20136:30 PM8:15 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA discussion diving into the philosophy of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. We will be discussing the effects of heavy cyberization in society and the emergence of consciousness. Addressing various philosophers like Jaegown Kim and Bernard Baars, we will try form a Stand Alone Complex!5/17/2013 18:30:00

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Korra Nation: A Discussion Panel5/18/201312:30 PM1:30 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFire Ferrets, Equalists, and General Iroh!! Oh my!! Looking for insight on Book 2? Want to chat a little bit on Equalists? Come join us for an hour filled to brim on all things Korra!!5/18/2013 12:30:00

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Berserk Manga Panel 18+5/18/201311:45 PM12:45 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIts time again to join Pumpkinface and Haiders to laugh and have fun talking about a series that depresses us at times! Let's all hang out and enjoy the ultraviolence and beauty of the series Miura made just for us!5/18/2013 23:45:00

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The Good Old Days5/19/20131:00 AM2:00 AMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingJoin Haiders B Hayden and Pumpkinface, 2 rapidly-aging neckbeards as they put on their rose-tinted goggles & journey back. Before streaming video, touhou, and surface irritaions. Come for a history lesson and bask in your glory days of anime. (18+ coarse language and adult situtions)5/19/2013 1:00:00

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Growing up Lolita5/18/20135:45 PM7:00 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingLearn the true basics about lolita fashion! From styles, designers, do's and don'ts, how to be frugal and much more. By the time you leave you will be ready to wear your first lolita dress out with confidence! A lolita goodie bag will be won by one lucky attendee. 5/18/2013 17:45:00

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Stroke, Squish, Nnn, Thrust, Ahh Yaoi! 18+5/18/201310:15 PM11:45 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingPowerpoint and possible videos about what yaoi is, a brief breakdown (shota, bara, shonen ai, etc.) and genres/themes (yakuza, student teacher relations, friends become lovers) we enjoy broken down into fluff and hardcore. Also a trivia contest or guessing game.5/18/2013 22:15:00

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Japan in 3 Dimensions: A Live Action Panel5/17/201311:00 PM1:15 AMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingInterested in adding a little perspective to your anime? Join us for an introduction to Japanese live-action! Starting with ones based on well-known anime and manga, we'll be branching out to those that are lesser known or just epic. There will be clips, discussion, and tips for where to get.5/17/2013 23:00:00

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Creating Lolita Fashion: Design and Construction5/19/201311:45 AM1:15 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingGoing beyond the sewing panel, the designer of Ick by Industrialkitty will discuss Lolita fashion from concept to creation. Take your ideas and make them a reality, from pattern drafting to garment construction. She will talk sourcing materials direct from manufacturers and business practices.5/19/2013 11:45:00

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Games as Art : 8-bit5/19/20132:30 PM3:30 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingI am a freelance video games writer and have begun writing a book on the perception of video games as art. The gaming world has recently seen a sprout of exhibitions at several prestigious museums and has been a general hot button topic for gamers. 5/19/2013 14:30:00

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Manly Screaming Mecha Pilots5/17/201310:00 PM11:00 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCalling all fans of anime series ranging from Mazinger Z to Gurren Lagann! Join us in a hot blooded discussion of manly pilots! Let’s leave the cockpit and the mech behind as we explore the manliness within! 5/17/2013 22:00:00

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MAD World II: All the Insanity5/19/20139:00 AM10:00 AMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingMADs can be described as being Japanese AMVs, but there's more to them than just that. We'll go deeper in the world of MADs and into the larger, zanier world of fanmade Japanese video.5/19/2013 9:00:00

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Lily Girls 18+5/18/20131:30 AM3:00 AMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingBoth exploring the lesbian themes in anime and manga as well as the experiences of the yuri fandom, Lily Girls is the definitive yuri panel.5/18/2013 1:30:00

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Gurren Lagann: the anime that pierced the heavens5/18/20139:00 AM10:30 AMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingTengen Toppa Gurren Lagann has wowed audiences and hit lists of many anime fans favorite series. This panel is great for fans 15+ who appreciate the movie,manga,and anime. We will be doing trivia of the show, take a look in on the designs and characters,and involve audience participation. 5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Con Runners: Staffing, Training, and Motivating5/18/201310:30 AM12:15 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingManagement of other conventions are welcome to this discussion on how to approach recruiting and hiring new staff, how to be efficient with staff, how to keep them happy and coming back.5/18/2013 10:30:00

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Con Runners: Convention Budgeting: What Not to Do!5/17/201311:00 AM1:30 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingManagement of other conventions are welcome to this round table discussion on budgeting, cost saving efforts, and when and where NOT to try to save money.5/17/2013 11:00:00

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Songs of Dragons and the Dungeons in Which They Dwell5/18/20133:45 PM4:45 PMCharles DeGaulle;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingSpend time with Dan the Bard and his own compositions about rangers and wizards, bards and barbarians, manticores...and owlbears! The music of Dan the Bard is a combination of original and period pieces, heavily influenced by folk music and the humor of filk music. Dan is the music director at the Bristol Renaissance Faire and has been performing since 1995. He has also performed at GENCON in Indiana, CODCON in Glen Ellyn, and GARYCON in Lake Geneva. Hear what happened this one time... at Bard Camp...5/18/2013 15:45:00

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Lolita Fashion Show - Independent Designers Showcase5/17/20136:00 PM8:00 PMCon Center A;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingReady to be inspired by up-and-coming designers of the Midwest? This is the show to see! At this runway fashion event, independent designers showcase their handmade alternative fashion looks with a highlight on Gothic & Lolita fashion. 5/17/2013 18:00:00

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Japanese Folklore & Mythology5/19/20139:15 AM11:15 AMCon Center A;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingWhat's the difference between bakemono and ayakashi? What are those little creatures that show up in your favorite anime? Get the most from your anime and Asian cinema experience when you understand the cultural background! Learn the basics of Japanese mythology from an award-winning author, and see image & video examples.5/19/2013 9:15:00

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Lola Hart's Burlesque Show5/18/20136:00 PM8:00 PMCon Center A;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingCome watch these ladies work their stuff! With beautiful burlesque dances and great entertainment! 18+ only.5/18/2013 18:00:00

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Anime Central Closing Ceremonies5/19/20133:00 PM4:00 PMCon Center A;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingCome see us off as we finish the weekend with our closing ceremonies. 5/19/2013 15:00:00

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Everything pokemon5/18/20132:15 PM4:15 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingWe will discuss pokemon every way we can. Talk about the games and the anime, and how it has changed thought the years. How it has remained one of the most popular animes. Will show clips, pictures, and take questions at the end.5/18/2013 14:15:00

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Self-Conscious Cosplayer's Guide to Being Awesome5/19/201311:00 AM12:30 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingIt doesn't matter if you're male or female, plus size or skinny, a professional or novice, this is for every person who has ever cosplayed and been on the receiving end of negativity or bullying. It's time to tell the world: We're awesome and we don't care what you think!5/19/2013 11:00:00

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Hetalia World Summit5/18/20139:00 AM10:45 AMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingAttendees will be able to ask their favorite nations questions, as well as a few activities that involves the audience. All fandoms welcome!5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor?5/17/20132:00 PM4:00 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingWell, we have the vague feeling that YOU do! Sit down with working voice actors as we discuss techniques, exercises, breaking into the industry, how the Internet is changing everything and finally, step up to the mic for some mock auditions! Get here early because this workshop fills up quickly!5/17/2013 14:00:00

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The ACen Guys: 10 Years of Adventures 18+5/18/20137:00 PM8:00 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingJoin us as we explore the best and worst of the past 10 years of ACen and the midwest convention scene. We'll reflect on cosplay trends, convention mishaps, late night hallway antics, crazed fangirls and shifts in the global yaoi perspective.5/18/2013 19:00:00

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ACEN 2013 Gundam Experience - Alternate Universe5/18/20134:30 PM6:30 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingCome one, come all, for the second part of the ACEN 2013 Gundam Experience as we discuss everything all the alternate timeline shows in this long running franchise. From G to Wing, to Turn-A to AGE, rediscover all of your favorites and learn more together with us!5/18/2013 16:30:00

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The Gamer's Atlas5/19/20133:00 PM4:00 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingReviews and sketches based on your favorite board and card games! Come on in and whack a catgirl or blow up some mad cows!5/19/2013 15:00:00

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It's Dangerous to go Alone Take This Anime Central Poke-Dex5/19/201312:45 PM2:45 PMCon Center B;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingSo, you made it! Congratulations! You're the now part of the convention community! You've grown up so much since you first left, you have come of age! You have learned to treat your Otaku with trust and love. The bond you share with your Otaku is marvelous! Come with me! Let’s check your poke-Dex5/19/2013 12:45:00

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Digimon: From Alphamon to Omegamon5/19/201312:00 PM2:00 PMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingA look at the Digimon franchise that includes 7 anime series, 11 movies, 5 manga series, and over 30 video games. Join us to share your favorite (or least favorite) memories and learn facts you may have never known.5/19/2013 12:00:00

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Homestuck Unleashed5/18/201311:30 AM1:30 PMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingThere are thousands of fans of Homestuck, and the fanbase is still growing! But, with all those fans, it's hard to share your thoughts and opinions of the comic. Well, here, you can! Join us as we delve into the inner workings of Homestuck while sharing our love for it.5/18/2013 11:30:00

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Bang Bang Bakugan5/17/20136:45 PM7:45 PMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingA disscusion of the Bakugan t.v. series and talking about the so called release of the live action bakugan movie with a trivia game towards the end.5/17/2013 18:45:00

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Anime Standup5/17/20133:15 PM4:45 PMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingLaughing is fun, laughing is good, it's downright healthy, and what better to do than have a open mic comedy stand up panel where we can make fun and tell jokes about what we love anime and manga and video games. Also, ponies because they are somehow related.5/17/2013 15:15:00

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Mortal Kombat Martial Arts Demo5/18/20139:45 AM11:15 AMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingFans of the sport and game are welcome to come experience Don Hyun Kiolbassa a gold medalist for the US Chinese Martial Arts Team (World Games 2008) who did motion Captures for the 2011 Mortal Kombat game. He will be doing a live demo and will be answering your questions afterward.5/18/2013 9:45:00

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Gaia Online5/18/20131:45 PM3:15 PMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingCome meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events while enjoying fun, games, contests and random awesomeness. We've got some cool surprises and fantastic prizes up our sleeve, so come prepared for a good time. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes for all!5/18/2013 13:45:00

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It's Dangerous to go Alone Take This Anime Central Poke-Dex5/17/201312:45 PM2:45 PMCon Center C;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingSo, you made it! Congratulations! You're the now part of the convention community! You've grown up so much since you first left, you have come of age! You have learned to treat your Otaku with trust and love. The bond you share with your Otaku is marvelous! Come with me! Let’s check your poke-Dex5/17/2013 12:45:00

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Zombie Survival 101: Afternight Edition 18+5/18/201311:30 PM1:00 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA favorite panel for several years at Acen, Zombie Survival is back for seconds this year, with a twist. A no-holds-barred look at the same material as Zombie Survival 101--this time it's for the grown-ups.5/18/2013 23:30:00

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Japanese Exploitation and B-Movies 18+5/19/201312:00 PM2:30 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you love something movies that are outlandish, outrageous, and usually made with limited budgets? Join us as we celebrate some of the strangest films and directors to ever come out of Japan and have as much fun as we can while we do it. 5/19/2013 12:00:00

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Di-Di-Digimon5/17/20132:00 PM3:30 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingGo back to the Digital World as four Digimon Enthusiasts dramatically and comedically discuss each season and movie of the series. Participate in the Digimon Trivia Challenge where the top three will be rewarded with prizes, and share your favorite part in the Fanboy/Fangirl Moment!5/17/2013 14:00:00

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Voice Acting Industry: How to get in!5/17/201312:30 PM2:00 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA cool runthrough of the process of getting into the voice acting industry. Evan, Sheila, and John, describe the process, explain the dos and don'ts, and give some hot tips!5/17/2013 12:30:00

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Welcome to “The World” – All About .hack! 5/18/201312:00 PM1:15 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWant to learn more about the .hack series and "The World?" Are you a die-hard .hack fan who has followed the series from .hack//SIGN to .hack//Quantum and beyond? Do you love cute pig-like animals? We've got you covered in all areas - come stop by for fun!5/18/2013 12:00:00

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Creating Anime Parody Dubs: CLIPPING!5/18/20137:15 PM8:15 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEven the best jokes fall flat if people can't hear them. Clipping, pops, and background noise don't need to ruin your parody. With good recording techniques and a quality USB mic that won't break the bank, you can finally let people actually hear how bad your jokes really are!5/18/2013 19:15:00

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CLAMP!5/18/201310:15 PM11:15 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingLove them or hate them, CLAMP is the one mangaka group to both delight readers, and infuriate them. Whether it's RG Veda or xxxHoLiC, we'll take an in-depth look at the group that has brought us classics like X/1999, Card Captor Sakura, and Magic Knight Rayearth.5/18/2013 22:15:00

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Pester Some Chums5/18/20138:15 PM10:15 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEver wanted to ask Kanaya how she makes her fashions? Or maybe what Karkat reaaallly thinks of Nepeta? Or maybe even watch Jake and John go at it in a movie debate!? Then this panel is for you!!5/18/2013 20:15:00

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Dragonball: The Magic Begins!5/17/20133:45 PM4:45 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAkira Toriyama's Dragon Ball franchise is perhaps one of the best selling series in the entire world; yet how did this classic begin? You've seen Dragon Ball Z and Kai, but have you seen the original Dragon Ball? Join us as we discuss the original installment of this epic saga!5/17/2013 15:45:00

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MangaGamer.com Industry Panel5/17/20138:00 PM9:30 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingLove Visual Novels? Want to know what they're all about? Got questions? Want to hear some licensing announcements? Come to the MangaGamer.com panel!5/17/2013 20:00:00

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Completing the Character5/18/201310:30 AM12:00 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA comprehensive overview of makeup effects relevant to the cosplayer, including aging effects, wound/zombie makeup, and methods to achieve the perfect anime eye. This panel also includes discussion of equipment such as special effect contacts and how to buy them.5/18/2013 10:30:00

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Japanese Mythology in Anime and Manga5/17/20136:45 PM7:45 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingYoukai and Kami, Japanese mythology pops up again and again in anime and manga. We will tell some entertaining stories from the old folklore and show examples of it in some favorite series5/17/2013 18:45:00

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Jrock Heaven Pt. 25/18/20131:00 AM2:00 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCan’t get enough of Japanese Rock? The guys from the Monochrome-Heaven.com Jrock Forum will guide you down the path to more obscure and awesome bands and have fun doing it!5/18/2013 1:00:00

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Jrock Heaven Pt. 15/17/201311:45 PM12:45 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingInterested in Japanese rock music? Ready to go beyond anime openings? Looking to find some new bands to listen to? Come join the guys from the Monochrome-Heaven.com Jrock Forum, have fun, and expand your musical tastes!5/17/2013 23:45:00

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Getting Started With Vocaloid Music Production5/18/20133:15 PM4:45 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingSo you’ve seen all of those cool Vocaloid music videos circulating on the internet, and you’re probably wondering how easy challenging it is to compose a song yourself. If you’re curious, we’ll show you how to get your feet wet in Vocaloid music production.5/18/2013 15:15:00

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Your Culture Sucks! Intro to Japanese Pop Culture5/18/20139:00 AM10:30 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThink you know everything about Japanese culture from
anime? Think again! You can't believe everything you see on TV, and
that's why we're here to tell you like it is from our own separate
experiences in Japan. Please join us to learn fascinating tidbits
about modern Japanese culture!
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The Many Faces of the Shinsengumi5/19/20139:00 AM11:40 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA look into the members of the Shinsengumi, and how their actual historical accounts compare to the many versions of them in anime and video games.5/19/2013 9:00:00

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Philosophy in Video Games5/17/20134:45 PM6:45 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA discussion of philosophical themes found in video games. Topics will include physicalism, epistemology, logic, ontology, metaphysics, and ethics. After each game and concept is presented, a discussion will follow. All topics are introduced from the ground up; no previous knowledge necessary!5/17/2013 16:45:00

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Essential Anime5/17/201311:30 AM12:30 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIf you're an anime fan, what are the anime series to watch? FMA? Bleach? Naruto? Cowboy Bebop? Kenshin? El-Hazard?!?? What's that? What is a Bubblegum Crisis? Lodoss War? There's more to anime than just what is on Toonami, and we'll show you what you NEED to watch!5/17/2013 11:30:00

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Anime Name that Tune - Presented by Haro5/18/20131:15 PM3:15 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you think you know anime music? Then come and test your knowledge at Anime Name that Tune, where we’ll decide the best of the best at guessing opening/closing themes. And if you don’t want to compete, it’s also fun to watch. Winners will receive prizes!5/18/2013 13:15:00

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PAWGO! 2013!5/18/20135:00 PM7:15 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingPaw(star bin)Go returns! Bigger Prizes! More Meowing!5/18/2013 17:00:00

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The Furry Fandom- Explanation and Q&A5/19/20132:30 PM3:30 PMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDon't know what a furry is? Have questions you don't want to voice about it to anyone else? Find out more here! Hear more about the fandom, and have your questions answered!5/19/2013 14:30:00Claimed members MFF Staff and are not.  One hour of con bashing.

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"Mature" Fanfiction at its Worst 18+5/19/20131:00 AM2:00 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingYes there's bad fanfiction out there, but "mature" bad fanfiction can be so much worse, and funny at the same time. 18+5/19/2013 1:00:00

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So You Want To Start A Convention5/19/201310:00 AM11:45 AMDaVinci A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis is an attendee-facing event talking about what it takes to plan and execute your first year. From bills to contracts, to tales of chaos. 5/19/2013 10:00:00

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Can Town (Food Bank Drive)5/17/201310:00 AM6:30 PMExhibit Hall;Donald E. Stephens Convention CenterPanel ProgrammingLocated in the Exhibit Hall all weekend! Bring cans for donation! We'll build cities out of cans and donate them all to a charity after! Anime Central will be providing prizes, a ticket will be given to everyone who donates and a raffle will be drawn multiple times throughout the weekend. So come join us in this great cause!5/17/2013 10:00:00

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More than you wanted to know about Hentai 18+5/18/201311:00 PM1:00 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA panel discussing the different forms and arts of hentai, porn and doujinshi from Japan. Using slides, video references and sharp wit, you are sure to leave with a grin on your face.5/18/2013 23:00:00

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ISA:CSY - Part...whatever three is in Russian5/18/20135:15 PM7:30 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIn Soviet ACen, Chumps Stump You! (We've given up speaking Russian.) The Chumps are back for their third year running. Come prove your knowledge and win free stuff! The Chumps will test your team's knowledge, and minds will be blown. Will the next challenger come on down! 5/18/2013 17:15:00

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Soviet ACen: Bigger, Harder, $%#*er. [18+]5/18/20137:45 PM11:00 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt's like Soviet ACen, except you're insane, and decided to play on unknown mode. Warning: This panel may contain adult language, difficult questions, and Boku. Bring your "A" game, because we'll be bringing our XXX game. (And yeah, we still have prizes.)5/18/2013 19:45:00

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Fanfiction Panel5/18/201311:45 AM1:15 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHave you ever wondered about the road not taken by your favorite anime or manga? Perhaps you want to add your own twist. Our mixture of old hands and new faces is here to help! We may not know all the answers, but we'll have a fun discussion!5/18/2013 11:45:00

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Anime Surrounded by Mysteries5/17/20138:45 PM9:45 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA look at mystery anime, manga, and novels spanning Case Closed/Detective Conan, Deathnote, Umineko and new series looking at their linage, and what makes them work. Get answer to questions, games, and Clues for the Murderous Fun panel. So you can win to win anime DVDs, novels, and books.5/17/2013 20:45:00

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Yellow, Red or Blue: A Durarara!! Panel5/18/20131:30 PM2:30 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAre you a member of the Dollars? Or maybe you're one of the Yellow Scarves, you've been infected by Saika, or are a part of the defunct Blue Squares. Whatever your affiliation, join us to discuss everything you might not know about Durarara!!5/18/2013 13:30:00

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That Scene was Awesome: Japan's Iron Animators5/17/20135:15 PM7:15 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingTake a crash course into the "sakuga" animation behind the coolest scenes of your favorite shows. Armed with videos & slides, a team of experts will cover Japan's animation tradition and its biggest stars-- those responsible for the jaw-dropping battles & pivotal dramatic scenes in the anime you love.5/17/2013 17:15:00

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Fans of a Gentleman Thief5/19/20131:45 PM2:45 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome and revel in the misadventures of the world famous Lupin the Third and his friends!
Discuss favorite heists, characters, and share a laugh all the while.
So come share in those memorable moments with the hosts of the Lupin the Third Fan Panel!


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Sword Slinger Showdown5/18/201310:15 AM11:45 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWho is the best anime swordsman? The ultimate nerd panel where panelist judges from the audience argue and vote which sword slingers would win in a fight. 16 enter, 1 will champion. Is the Otaku mightier than the sword? This panel is modeled after Steve Yun’s famed Robot Rumble panel.5/18/2013 10:15:00

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The Mask is Off: A Naruto Panel5/17/20139:45 PM11:45 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe panel focuses on a discussion of the Naruto manga, up to the current Japanese chapter. The panel also features activities, but be warned, there will be spoilers.5/17/2013 21:45:00

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The Regression of Gaming5/18/20139:00 AM10:15 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe Regression of Gaming asks one basic question - is gaming fun anymore? We explore that simple question through a myriad of topics, presenting them with a humorous and sometimes sarcastic slant. Bring your 2-liter caffienated beverage of choice -- it's going to be a while....5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Con Survival: A guide to the convention experience5/17/20131:15 PM2:30 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA panel for those beginning and those experienced at attending conventions. This panel aims to educate people about what all there is to offer at conventions, also some great tips and tricks to get by for the weekend5/17/2013 13:15:00

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Big Boss Panel: My other Metal Gear is a PS35/17/201310:45 AM11:45 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhen a Nuclear-Equipped Walking Tank and a Russian Pistoleer fall in love, who is the only genetically-modified man with enough Tactical Espionage Action to prevent world devastation? Solid “I’m not a hobo, I just like living inside of a box” Snake, that’s who.5/17/2013 10:45:00

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The Regression of Anime5/19/20139:00 AM10:00 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWelcome to the Regression of Anime - where we ask the question "Have you seen this somewhere before?" Gender-bending, harems, rehashes, remakes, and other topics come to the forefront of this interactive panel.5/19/2013 9:00:00

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Beyond Lolita: Street Fashion5/19/201310:00 AM11:00 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThere's more to Japanese fashion than Lolita! Learn about other popular current fashion movements such as Mori-girl, Dolly-kei, Cult Party-kei, Fairy-kei, Otome, Japanese Goth, and others. Styles discussed are current, and representative of Japanese fashion NOW!5/19/2013 10:00:00

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It's Okay If You Put A Wig On It5/19/20132:45 PM3:45 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingTRAPS! Because anime would be boring without them! Come join us as we cover some of the most well-known effeminate guys and masculine women in anime and test your skills at determining just what sex they are...5/19/2013 14:45:00COMPLAINT ABOUT PANELIST AND DESCRIPTIONS

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Asian Horror Magical Misery Tour5/17/201311:45 PM1:45 AMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingTake a terrifying tour across Asian with this exploration of dozens of the best scenes from the scariest films the continent has to offer. Journey from Japan to Korea to Hong Kong, Thailand and more on our magical misery tour. 5/17/2013 23:45:00

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Anime Central Feedback Session5/19/201312:30 PM1:30 PMFlorence;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome tell us what you loved and didn't love. Help shape the convention for future years!5/19/2013 12:30:00

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See VisonS: A Mami Kawada Fan Panel5/19/20131:15 PM2:15 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis year marks the 15th anniversary of the music group I've Sound. What better way to celebrate it then to talk about their biggest success. Come discuss the awesome music of Mami Kawada with other fans5/19/2013 13:15:00

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Anzai Nobuyuki5/18/20132:30 PM3:30 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome on in and explore Anzai Nobuyuki's career, and get answers to your questions on his different series, including Rocket Princess, Flame of Recca, MAR (and Omega), Mixim 11, and Crazy Mania X!5/18/2013 14:30:00

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Introduction to Japanese5/18/201312:30 PM2:30 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingJapanese is an ancient, complex, and respected language. We aim to teach you some basic writing and vocabulary (including how to write your own name!). Led by a Japanese and Education student of seven years.5/18/2013 12:30:00

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Deculture! A Macross Panel5/18/201311:15 AM12:30 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you remember love? Join us again this year in an overview of over 30 years of Macross and its universe of aliens, space travel, mecha battles, song idols, romance, nostalgia, and protoculture, from Super Dimension Fortress Macross to Macross Frontier. LISTEN TO MY SONG!5/18/2013 11:15:00

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Guilty Pleasure Anime5/17/20133:00 PM4:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingYou know...some anime just isn't very good. But sometimes, you can't help but love it anyway. We all know that feel. Then maybe your friends make you feel completely guilty about liking it at all. Come share your guilty pleasures, and we'll share ours.5/17/2013 15:00:00

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The First Twilight: An Umineko Gameboard5/17/20134:15 PM6:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA new mystery has befallen Rokkenjima island, a new murderer walks among the 18 guests. However something is different, will the audience figure out who dunnit in this Knox Mystery?5/17/2013 16:15:00

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Anime Super Heroes5/17/20131:30 PM3:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHow do anime Super Heroes Gatchaman, Tekkaman Blade and Tiger & Bunny compare to U.S. ones like The X-Men, Iron Man, Batman & Spider-Man? Come find out.5/17/2013 13:30:00

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World of Professional AMVs5/17/20137:45 PM9:15 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingSee works done by professional animators in Japan found s as extras on import DVDs or as part of music vid collections. Also, see works from Americans who've benefited.5/17/2013 19:45:00

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Miracles on the Court5/17/20136:00 PM7:30 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingOnce upon a time there was a great basketball time. They separated. And then they came together again...except they didn't. Come talk with us about Kuroko no Basket.5/17/2013 18:00:00

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I'm In Despair! Sayounara Zetsubou-Sensei5/17/201312:00 PM1:15 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you go through life finding that everything leaves you in despair? You may relate more to this man than you would think! An exploration of the world of Itoshiki Nozomu and his students in the anime/manga series "Sayounara Zetsubou-sensei", AKA "Goodbye Mr. Despair".5/17/2013 12:00:00

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The History of a Lunar Legend5/18/20135:00 PM6:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA general overview of the works of Type/Moon, including Tsukhime and Fate/Stay Night. As well as lesser known works like Kara no Kyokai and Notes.5/18/2013 17:00:00

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Takarazuka Revue5/18/20136:00 PM7:15 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe Takarazuka Revue is a Japanese all-female musical theater troupe based in Takarazuka, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. Women play all roles in lavish, Broadway-style productions of Western-style musicals, and sometimes stories adapted from shōjo manga and Japanese folktales.5/18/2013 18:00:00

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The Ultimate Showdown!5/18/201311:00 PM12:30 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIn an anime meets reality tv showdown. Our three judges have brought you the best of the best, now it is up to you the audience to pick the final winners.5/18/2013 23:00:00

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Matsumoto 55555/18/201310:15 AM11:15 AMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis is a fan panel dedicated to the life, works, and smoothness that is known as Leiji Matsumoto. We'll talk Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999, Yamato, Interstella 5555, and many more.5/18/2013 10:15:00

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Producing Music from Noise5/17/20139:30 PM11:45 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWe will go over the basics required to produce unique sounding noise based music. Have no prior musical experience? Perfect, come and learn how to make art with far out sounds!5/17/2013 21:30:00

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Kuranosuke's Geek-to-Chic Makeover5/19/20132:15 PM3:45 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis is not just any makeover panel!
Go from geek to chic with the fabulous Kuranosuke from Princess Jellyfish!
This panel will include a live makeover going over make-up, wardrobe, accessory, and footwear tips for your cosplays and everyday wear.
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Funny Party In The Fog: A Touhou Music Panel5/17/201311:45 PM1:45 AMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAre you looking for some new music to listen to? Or do you already have "Bad Apple!" and "Perfect Math Class" memorized? Come join us as we explore the music of Touhou, from ZUN's originals to Draw The Emotional, IOSYS, Shibayan and Demetori.5/17/2013 23:45:00

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TRANSform!: Gender Identity in Anime5/19/201312:00 PM1:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAn informative panel about transgender and intersexed people in popular anime titles.5/19/2013 12:00:00

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Godzilla: Still King of the Monsters5/19/201310:00 AM12:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA look at everyone's favorite building destroying, radioactive giant lizard. Everything from his movies, his commercials, and his impact on culture will be addressed.5/19/2013 10:00:00

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Your mom's dead and your dad's run off5/17/201311:00 AM12:00 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingYour mom has died of the genetic disease of the week and your dad is off on some quest. Come look at the ways of getting rid of the parents so the heroes can start their adventures. 5/17/2013 11:00:00

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It's Showtime: A Kamen Rider Panel5/17/20139:00 AM10:00 AMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHenshin! A look at the classic story of a man who was turned into a cyborg and fought against an evil organization. Today, the franchise goes strong and we take the time to look back at it. 5/17/2013 9:00:00

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Animerica: Objection! The Great Anime Debate5/17/201310:00 AM11:00 AMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingNumerous popular anime will be defended and assailed as Animerica creator Will Ryan takes on all comers...even his fellow panelists!5/17/2013 10:00:00

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Cheap and Easy - How to Thrift a Cosplay 5/18/20133:45 PM4:45 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWant to cosplay with limited sewing skills and not a lot of money? Learn how to select a csoplay and break it down into simple pieces that you can buy from a thrift store. Also learn about products to help you modify garments without needle or thread. 5/18/2013 15:45:00

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Why we like anime so much (18+)5/19/201312:30 AM1:30 AMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis panel gets into the down and dirty situations in anime that keep us coming back for more.5/19/2013 0:30:00

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Resale to Runway: All About Japanese Fashion5/18/20137:30 PM8:45 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFrom Fruits to Angelic Pretty, come and learn about all of the wild and wonderful subcultures of Japanese Fashion as well as discuss current trends, favorite brands, and tips on how to shop with a limited budget.5/18/2013 19:30:00

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Saint Seiya: From the 80's manga to Omega 5/18/20139:00 AM10:15 AMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis panel will present an overview of the Saint Seiya mythos from the original manga to the subsequent anime, movies, spinoffs, etc.5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Con Runners: Discussion Panel5/18/20138:45 PM10:45 PMGatwick;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingUpper management of other conventions are welcomed to this round table discussion.5/18/2013 20:45:00

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Anime Jeopardy 5/18/20134:30 PM5:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you everything about anime? Did you answer that in the form of a question? Then come on down and play Anime Jeopardy! 5/18/2013 16:30:00

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Pepakura and Props 1015/17/20134:45 PM5:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAn introduction to the use of Pepakura also know as Paper Craft to create armor and other props great for cosplay.5/17/2013 16:45:00

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Creating Your Comic/Manga Part 1: Writing5/17/201312:00 PM1:15 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingLearn how to take your ideas and turn them into fully realized scripts. This seminar will cover everything from growing your initial concept to drafting your scripts, the difference between story and plot, how to work with an artist, and how to market your book.5/17/2013 12:00:00

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Creating Your Comic/Manga Part 2: Drawing5/18/20133:15 PM4:30 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingNot just a seminar about drawing - this is about how to use your drawing to tell a story. Covering everything from character design, thumbnails, and page layout to live demonstrations of how to clean up and prep your hand-drawn line art in Photoshop. 5/18/2013 15:15:00

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Creating Your Comic/Manga Part 3: Color5/19/201311:45 AM12:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingLearn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator to digitally color and letter your comic/manga. Learn how to use color to define your art, and how to do it quickly and efficiently! Discover the art of lettering a your book.5/19/2013 11:45:00

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How to Make a Panel That Doesn’t Suck5/18/20132:00 PM3:00 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt’s a nightmare to run a bad panel at an anime convention. The audience is filing out or ready to sleep, and you wonder what went wrong. Join three veterans with over 30 combined panels of experience as they teach you the finer points of being a panelist!5/18/2013 14:00:00

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Turnabout Anime Justice!5/18/20135:45 PM7:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingInspired by the Phoenix Wright games, volunteers help deliver justice by cross-examining witness testimonies to find the truth! This is an interactive panel, so be ready to have fun! This year's case features characters from Sailor Moon.5/18/2013 17:45:00

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Little Brass Bird's Anime Voice Over Workshop5/17/201310:00 AM12:00 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingSound. The underrated, under appreciated, under-understood element of today's film world. But fear not! Little Brass Bird is here to demonstrate the power of SOUND in a workshop where you can dub your voice over Anime scenes, record live sound effects and laugh the whole way through.5/17/2013 10:00:00

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Japanese Mahjong I5/17/20133:15 PM4:30 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAn introduction to Japanese Mahjong, regarding its inclusion into anime/manga and basic gameplay. A game demonstration is featured to show how the game works. No previous experience in mahjong is necessary. All player levels invited.5/17/2013 15:15:00

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Japanese Mahjong II5/18/201312:30 PM2:00 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA more indepth review on the game rules. This panel covers additional basic game rules and some game strategy. Players of all levels invited, though recommended for anyone with some game experience. Expert players in attendance may be asked for input.5/18/2013 12:30:00

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Beginning & Found Object Cosplay5/18/201310:30 AM12:30 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt's a common dilemma: You want to cosplay, but you don't have much cash. Or a sewing machine. Or the con is in two days, and you don't have time to make something from scratch. Sound familiar? If so, this panel is for you!5/18/2013 10:30:00

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Wigs 1015/17/20135:45 PM6:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis panel will be a comprehensive overview of wig buying, styling and wearing, including an explanation of how to buy a wig online or in person, how to spot a bad wig, and tricks to make wig wearing more comfortable at conventions.5/17/2013 17:45:00

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Abandon Ship! Women and Children first!5/18/20138:00 PM9:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEverywhere you look in anime there are cute school girls and young heroes running amok. But how well are they portrayed? What's the difference between school girl A and B? What about the kids? Join us to discuss your favorite and least female and child characters. We want your opinions!5/18/2013 20:00:00

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Za Warudo. Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Panel5/18/20139:45 PM10:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis panel is a discussion of the 8 part Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Epic by Hirohiko Araki. The OVA, manga and new anime will be discussed.5/18/2013 21:45:00

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Anime Feud5/19/201310:30 AM11:30 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEver watch Family Feud? This is it—anime style! We’ve scoured the forums and surveyed ACen guests. Four teams, two games, one grand Anime Feud winner! Watch as teams go head-to-head and see the top ‘SURVEY SAYS’! Prizes given to winning teams and during audience interaction.5/19/2013 10:30:00

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How Not to Starve as a Starving Artist: Group Work5/17/20136:45 PM8:45 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis year , Kumate Works Studio's popular Starving Artist business panel addresses issues on collaborative projects. Having successfully worked as a team for over 10 years, the KW crew talks about their own experiences finding the right members, how they arrange projects with outside artists, advice on creative rights and more.5/17/2013 18:45:00

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From the vaults of Iacon: A tranformers panel5/19/201312:00 AM2:00 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAutobots waged their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons. Close to 30 years later and the battle continues. 5/19/2013 0:00:00

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Gundam Fight! AU 20135/17/201311:30 PM12:30 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingGundam Fight pits fans versus each other in a Trivia Showdown, Questions range from all of the AU series. Think you have what it takes, then come and test your Gundam Knowledge. Questions range from all the Alternate Universe series. 5/17/2013 23:30:00

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Gundam Fight! UC 20135/18/201312:45 AM1:45 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingGundam Fight! UC 2013, the panel where you can come and battle it out to your hearts content with Gundam trivia! Prizes will be given out to the winners of each round and the Gundam Fight champion. Come and test your knowledge of all the Universal Century series.5/18/2013 0:45:00

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TUF II Tekken Edition: The Ultimate Fighter Tourny5/17/20138:45 PM11:15 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingActivity
-Participants will register and compete for prizes and bragging rights as champion of Tekken TUF.
-Spectators will get to enjoy the battles and have musical entertainment with brief Q&A sessions
-Participants will be encouraged to bring their own controllers (BYOC)^_^


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Bouncing through the Years: A Gainax Panel5/19/20139:00 AM10:30 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingGainax is one of the most influential studios in anime. It has created some of the most popular series in Japan like Evangelion, Gunbuster and FLCL. If you wish to discover the information about the people and about some of the most well-known anime, come to the panel!5/19/2013 9:00:00

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Con Cooking!5/18/20139:30 AM10:30 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA guide to those that would like to eat healthy at a convention, yet are trying to budget for the weekend. We will show easy and cheap ways to provide nourishment for yourself over the weekend with delicious food and local hot spots5/18/2013 9:30:00

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The D20 Girls Unconventional Maid Parlor5/19/20131:00 PM4:00 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe D20 Girls Project is proud to bring you a different, but just as fun, spin on maid cafes. Our girls, who represent all kinds of different fandoms, bring you super fun geeky board games, TTRPGs, card games, and even classics such as Twister and checkers!5/19/2013 13:00:00

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Shmups for Chumps5/18/201311:00 PM12:00 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA discussion of the video game genre known as shmups, shoot-em-ups, STGs, or shooting games. What is a bullet hell, and where did Gradius go? Is it really THE HARDEST VIDEO GAME BOSS EVER? And why are all the spaceships being replaced by girls in frilly dresses?5/18/2013 23:00:00

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Thug-Geek.com Live Podcast5/18/20131:45 AM3:00 AMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWe will doing a Q and A podcast with fans at Anime Central on everything geek and gaming and we will giving away prizes from our sponsors!5/18/2013 1:45:00

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Ball and Joint Meet and Greet5/17/20131:15 PM3:15 PMHeathrow A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA gathering of Ball and Joint Dolls and those thinking about getting into the hobby to get together take pictures and talk about the different dolls. 5/17/2013 13:15:00

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Learn To Play Go!TBATBATBAHilton Table Top Gaming RoomsPanel ProgrammingGo is the oldest board game in the world, and is considered to be the most challenging game of skill ever devised.
The rules are very simple, yet the strategy and course of play are surprisingly subtle and fascinating.

This will be a participatory session, all attendees will actually play.
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The World of Figure Collecting5/19/201311:00 AM12:45 PMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt's figure collecting! Come and learn about anime figures, all the companies, how to spot bootlegs and more! With a figure giveaway courtesy of Best Anime Shop! You know you want your chance at free stuff!5/19/2013 11:00:00

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Welcome to Gensokyo5/18/20139:00 AM10:45 AMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAn innovative panel about Touhou and it's world Gensokyo presented in a comedy skit format by cosplayers5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Hentai: Does This Work for You 18+5/18/201312:30 AM3:00 AMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you think all adult content is the same? Take a look at some of the most popular and weirdest cliché and varieties of Hentai entertainment from amateur fan-fiction to professional animation. Come laugh with us at the insanity of what works and doesn't work for you.5/18/2013 0:30:00

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Final Fantasy Fornication 18+5/17/201310:30 PM12:30 AMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel Programming2012 is the year we introduce Acen to the term, "Jiggle Dynamics". If you'd like to see Chun-Li defeat Zangief with something other than a Spinning Bird Kick, look no further. CGI Hentai offers Final Fantasy style graphics featuring you favorite anime characters!5/17/2013 22:30:00

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Ember Island Players - The Panel of Korra5/18/20132:00 PM3:00 PMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe critically acclaimed Ember Island Players, who brought you the wildly popular Boy in the Iceberg, present the story of the new avatar, Korra. But this is no ordinary performance. The audience will get involved in this “Choose Your Path” play. Expect adventure, romance, comedy and Avatar games and prizes.5/18/2013 14:00:00

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The Sailor Moon Panel5/18/20133:30 PM5:00 PMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome talk about about sailor moon, play some games, and remember the greatest show ever as it turns 21!5/18/2013 15:30:00

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Turn-Based Critics Present RPGs That DON'T Start with Final Fantasy 18+5/17/20138:15 PM10:15 PMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingTime for the 5th fun-filled year of RPG chat with your friends; The Turn-Based Critics! This time, the gates have been opened and RPGs of both past and present are fair game! “Name That RPG Tune” returns along with new Trivia questions to spark discussion.5/17/2013 20:15:00

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The Haku Show5/17/201310:00 AM11:30 AMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWelcome to the game where it doesn’t matter who you are! A die hard lover of YuYu Hakusho or eyes of the curious. The Spirit Detectives will entertain all with their antics among their fellow teammates, as they had out silly missions, challenges, and trivia to the contestants. 5/17/2013 10:00:00

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Anime Physics Fails5/19/20139:00 AM10:30 AMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAnime is all fun and games until someone loses an eye. Join us in a jovial analysis of some epic fails of anime. It’s alright that some things are wrong. We may even answer your questions. If we fail to entertain you, hopefully our fail will.5/19/2013 9:00:00

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ACEN 2013 Gundam Experience - Universal Century5/17/20136:00 PM8:00 PMInternational A-B-C;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome one, come all, for the first part of the ACEN 2013 Gundam Experience as we discuss everything from the classic original timeline in this marvelous 30+ year franchise. From 0079 to Zeta, to Unicorn to Victory, learn about your favorites and maybe discover shows you didn't know even about!5/17/2013 18:00:00

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HELLSING HENTAI AFTER DARK: MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 18+5/19/20131:00 AM3:00 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingMost of Hellsing’s characters are lifted (often directly, without even a name change or face-lift) from Hirano’s earlier hentai works. Join in the fun as we take a look at some of these rare, hard-to-find pieces – Mystery Science Theater Style, of course. Funny, Rowdy Hecklers Welcome!5/19/2013 1:00:00

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HELLSING: BEHIND THE BLOOD5/18/201311:30 PM12:45 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHellsing is more than just a fun bloodfest; there’s layers of subtext lost on the casual fan– especially a casual English-speaking fan. Did you know Rip’s entire storyline was taken from the German opera she sings? No? No worries; we’ll take you behind the blood.5/18/2013 23:30:00COMPLAINT ABOUT  TRANS AND PANELIST.

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An Otaku’s Guide to the Awkward World of Dating5/19/20139:45 AM11:15 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingYour favorite ladies-of-love are back for the third time to school you in the art of love! Let us transform you into the otaku no one can resist. From meeting your crush to meeting the parents, we'll teach you how to jump in the dating pool and not drown!5/19/2013 9:45:00

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DuRaRaRa: Ikebukuro at Acen5/18/20139:00 AM10:30 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWe're back for another year of cell phone stomping and trolling, not to mention we will have some more of the lovely inhabitants of Ikebukuro! Come see your favorite DuRaRaRa!! character and ask them questions, or maybe come to win some great prizes!5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Absolutely Inappropriate: The Dirty Yaoi Panel 18+5/18/201312:45 AM2:00 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome discuss your favorite yaoi boys, and favorite characters that you come back to again and again. Prizes, games, and the best (and worst) yaoi has to offer!5/18/2013 0:45:00

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Who's Smut Is It Anyways? 18+5/17/201311:15 PM12:45 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel Programming18+ A pervy panel of silly mini-games that will leave you rolling on the floor. Literally. Your favorite Who's Line games with a hilariously adult spin, plus some new ones. 5/17/2013 23:15:00

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Dragonball Z: SPAHKING!5/17/20139:00 PM11:00 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingGoku has grown up, but his journey is far from over! Join us to discuss the second segment of Akira Toriyama's epic franchise, Dragon Ball Z! Even if DBZ isn't your thing, it'll be a wonderful introduction... and if it is your thing, why would you be anywhere else!?5/17/2013 21:00:00

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World Mythology in Anime and Manga5/19/201311:30 AM12:30 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHear the ancient stories of gods and demons that inspire today's anime and manga. We'll cover some of the stranger tales about Loki, and Arthur, 5/19/2013 11:30:00

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Be Your True Mind: A Persona Panel5/18/201311:30 AM12:45 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe hit panel returns once again! Grab your Evokers and face your shadows, Persona users! Come join us as we discuss the past, present, and future of the Persona series of video games.5/18/2013 11:30:00

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Are you the cancer killing your fandom?5/18/201310:00 PM11:30 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe behavior of fans casts the entire fan community in a negative light. Come look at some of the worst behaviors and what can be done to prevent them. 5/18/2013 22:00:00

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Anime Name That Tune - Presented by Rocklee5/17/20134:30 PM6:30 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThink you know anime music? Then come prove it at Anime Name that Tune presented to you by the speed wagon foundation! In this hour we invite you to come and compete aginst your fellow Anime Music Otaku for prizes.5/17/2013 16:30:00

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Nintendo Power5/18/20132:00 PM3:30 PMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome on down and ask some of your favorite Nintendo characters questions! This panel will also include some Nintendo trivia so you could possibly win some prizes. 5/18/2013 14:00:00

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A Hentai's Guide To Mahou Shoujo (18+)5/18/20132:00 AM3:00 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingObsessed with a certain mahou shoujo? Want to see what they look like without their magical clothes? Come take a look at how a mahou shoujo goes from that cute girl saving the world to a slut fulfilling your every desire.5/18/2013 2:00:00

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Video Game Punel5/17/20139:15 AM10:15 AMLondon;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFree form panel of puns based only on video game titles, audience is encouraged to join in on the fun.5/17/2013 9:15:00

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Are You Ready? For the UtaPri Panel!5/18/20134:30 PM6:00 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome join Starish at our Uta No Prince-Sama panel! Where you can play trivia games, dance Maji 1000% love, and maybe even win over the the heart of Haruka!5/18/2013 16:30:00

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Everything Ghilbli5/17/20132:00 PM4:00 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEverything Ghibli: A look back at the masterpieces of studio ghibli! Have you seen every movie so far made? Have you missed out on your future favorite movie ever? Find out as we take a look at their epic works from Nausicaa to Arrietty.5/17/2013 14:00:00

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Why Is All Fighting Game Anime So Awful!?5/17/201312:00 PM2:00 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFighting games are awesome. Anime is awesome. So why is fighting game anime so terrible? Come to this brand new panel as we look the tragically awful history of anime based on fighting games.5/17/2013 12:00:00

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The Manly Tournament5/17/20134:15 PM6:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWho is the manliest character in anime or video games... we want to know! Make or break the case for your favorite characters as they duke it out tournament style. Audience participation encouraged as we take suggestions and arguments for finding who is the champion.5/17/2013 16:15:00

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Speed Dating 2 Electric Boogaloo! 18+5/18/20132:15 PM4:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingNow's your chance to meet the love of your life(maybe?) at the sequel to the last year's Cosplay Speed Dating! Meet new friends and maybe more in this exciting panel!5/18/2013 14:15:00

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Wait! You Do Video Game Voices?!5/18/201310:15 AM12:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWell, yes... and no. I mean, I don't "do" voices; I "create" characters for video games and... you know what? Stop by and I'll show you what I mean! Video game voice actor Lucas Schuneman takes you through a typical video game voice-over session. Audience participation is encouraged and welcome!5/18/2013 10:15:00

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One H*ll Of A Panel5/19/20139:00 AM10:45 AMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA panel directed towards Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji). It will be similar to an Ask A Nation panel, with asking questions and whatnot. If questions run slow, we will begin to ask trivia questions.5/19/2013 9:00:00

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How (Not) to Write a Lemon 18+5/18/20131:15 AM3:00 AMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA what? A lemon! "Adult" fanfiction, PWP, porn with plot, whatever you'd like. Discuss the 'ins and outs' of writing fantastic love scenes, plus the worst of what NOT to do. BAD EUPHEMISMS FOR ALL! 18+5/18/2013 1:15:00

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Cosplay Pics 101: Posing in Costume5/17/20136:15 PM8:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWant to look better in your cosplay photos? Want to make quick hallway snapshops look as good as a staged photoshoot? It's possible with a little posing practice! Come learn the secrets of creating flattering and dynamic poses for any character.5/17/2013 18:15:00

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Cosplay on a Budget5/17/201310:45 AM11:45 AMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA basic overview and discussion of how to save money on Cosplay materials, with special emphasis on makeup, wigs and accessories.5/17/2013 10:45:00

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Politics in Video Games5/17/201311:15 PM1:15 AMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDoes Mega Man have natural rights or is he property? Are destructive companies such as Umbrella Corporation and Shinra, Inc. an inevitable outcome of capitalism? Many games have underlying political messages; we’ll be talking about everything from Cait Sith to Adam Smith, in the Politics in Video Games Panel!5/17/2013 23:15:00

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Jpop Today5/19/201312:30 PM1:30 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingJapanese pop music. It’s catchy, and there are beautiful people and powerful management companies involved. Surely this must be awesome.5/19/2013 12:30:00

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Axis Powers Hetalia Fan Panel 5/19/20131:30 PM3:00 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel Programming"Hetalia" has taken the world by storm with its hilarious spin on history. If you're a fan of “Hetalia” and just can't get enough of Italy and his pasta, or America and heroics, then this panel is for you. If you're unfamiliar with the series, come find out about it! 5/19/2013 13:30:00

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Jrock for Everyone5/17/20139:45 PM11:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis panel is dedicated to discussing the best rock musicians from Japan. Everyone is welcome! Wether you've been a fan for ten years or ten minutes, this is the panel to be to learn about up and coming artists or share your personal favorites!5/17/2013 21:45:00

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Living in Japan5/19/201310:45 AM12:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe zenith of all otaku is to live in Japan. Japan is more than just what you see in anime. Join our panelists who have lived in Japan and tell you all about it. Japan is vastly different than what you think! 5/19/2013 10:45:00

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Anime's Deadliest Warriors5/18/201311:45 PM1:15 AMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAn Anime version of the TV Show Deadliest Warrior where we pair up characters from different series in a 1-on-1 hypothetical battle and determine a winner.5/18/2013 23:45:00

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XX without the XXX5/17/20138:15 PM9:30 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIs a character bad or just drawn that way? We’ll explore the stereotypes, tropes, and archetypes of female characters, as well as what defines them as strong and what may make them incredibly likeable to the viewer. All of the XX chromosome, without the added XXX rating.5/17/2013 20:15:00

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Martial Arts(well over 9000)5/18/201312:15 PM2:15 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWant to learn how to fight FOR REAL? This panel shows real techniques, and clearly marks the differences between flashy, over-the-top movie fighting and practical, real-world fighting.5/18/2013 12:15:00

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Gaming in Hindsight: Retro-Relevance in 20135/19/20133:00 PM4:00 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA panel which briefly covers the history of home gaming and the continued popularity of 8- and 16-bit games in the modern generation, including new gaming consoles designed to play these older games.5/19/2013 15:00:00

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Morning Yoga5/18/20139:00 AM10:15 AMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome learn balance and flexibility in this healthy choice panel. Beginners and advanced of all ages are welcome! Comfortable clothing is encouraged but you can try to do yoga in your cosplay too!5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Learn To Belly Dance5/18/20136:00 PM7:30 PMNarita A-B;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCome learn to shimmy and shake in this fun activity panel. With a pro dancer instructing you'll be sure to leave with a new love for this artistic dance form. Comfortable clothes are encouraged but you can always dance in your cosplay! 5/18/2013 18:00:00

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I am Otaku and so can you!5/18/20132:15 PM4:15 PMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhat is otaku for American anime fans? Is there truth to stereotypes? Why are conventions just “not the same” as they used to be? Join us for an introspective panel that aims to explore American anime fandom as a subcultural movement. Fans of all experience levels are welcome!5/18/2013 14:15:00

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Zombie Survival 1015/17/20135:30 PM7:00 PMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhen the world has gone to hell the dead will rise--the question is, will you be prepared? Returning again for another year at ACen is the number one panel you'll need to see if you want to live through the zombie apocalypse.5/17/2013 17:30:00

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Death Note Mafia5/18/20137:00 PM11:00 PMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDeath Note characters take the roles of this interpretation of the party game where you must work with a team who could betray you at any time. The rules will be explained, so prior knowledge of the game and the series is not necessary. Can the investigators defeat Kira?5/18/2013 19:00:00

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YOU ARE SHOCK!! The Fist of the North Star Panel 18+5/17/201311:15 PM12:30 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel Programming"Omai wa mo shinderu" is the catchphrase for Kenshiro, the most badass on the planet! In this panel, we will be discussing EVERYTHING related to Fist of the North Star: The anime, the movie, the live action movie, the prequel and the revamp of the series!5/17/2013 23:15:00

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Gangs of Japan, the Yakuza Exposed5/18/201311:00 PM12:30 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFor centuries, criminal gangs have controlled the Japanese underworld through extortion, gambling and murder. Learn the dark secrets of the Yakuza: their history, their criminal activities and their influence on Japanese politics, economics and law enforcement.5/18/2013 23:00:00

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The Underrated Series Panel5/18/20139:00 AM10:15 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIn this panel we will be discussing and showing series that many fans of new and old may wish to see. We wish to bring about series that are not well known and would be fantastic for many different people to see.5/18/2013 9:00:00

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All Tied Up: Intro to Japanese Rope Bondage (Run Twice)5/18/201312:30 AM2:00 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingOriginally used to restrain criminals in Japan’s Edo Period, Japanese-style erotic bondage has come a long way to the “functional” art form we recognize today. Come learn the ropes and all the information you need to get started, and -knot so fast!- stick around for a live demonstration.5/18/2013 0:30:00

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All Tied Up: Intro to Japanese Rope Bondage (Run Twice)5/19/201312:45 AM2:15 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingOriginally used to restrain criminals in Japan’s Edo Period, Japanese-style erotic bondage has come a long way to the “functional” art form we recognize today. Come learn the ropes and all the information you need to get started, and -knot so fast!- stick around for a live demonstration.5/19/2013 0:45:00

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How to survive your next con experience by learning5/19/20139:00 AM10:15 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhat doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right? Let’s try applying this statement to see how learning from bad con experiences can make your next one even better. Or at least less painful. 5/19/2013 9:00:00

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A Dissection of Anime: Separating Good from Bad5/17/201310:30 AM11:45 AMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHave a long list of series you want to watch, but can't figure out if they're good or bad? Then let this panel educate you on how to distinguish dirt from gold!5/17/2013 10:30:00

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The Great Naruto Panel5/19/20132:00 PM4:00 PMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingNaruto manga panel(open spoilers): No aggressive hating, fan bashing, etc. This panel is meant to be fun and welcoming for all fans. Activities: The Mythology of Naruto, manga, anime, videogame discussion, why we like Naruto, saddest moments, fan theories, Naruto VS polls. 5/19/2013 14:00:00

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Karaoke5/17/20137:00 PM11:00 PMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhether it's "The Real Folk Blues" or "Po Pi Po," we've got that tune ready for you to sing your heart out.5/17/2013 19:00:00

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Life Lessons in Lolita Shopping5/17/201312:00 PM1:30 PMParis;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe world of Lolita can be a very daunting (and expensive) place to be... but it doesn’t have to be! Before you get your frill on, learn the basics of wardrobe building, bargain hunting, and smart shopping in order to achieve the wardrobe of your dreams!5/17/2013 12:00:00

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Let's Play Oregon Trail!5/17/20138:00 PM10:00 PMRosemont Ballroom;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt’s late, you missed the masquerade, and you’ve exhausted the video room. What’s a congoer to do? Ford rivers and kill oxen in a crazy game of Oregon Trail! We’ve got prizes for our lucky contestants, and we'll make this a trip northwest unlike any other.5/17/2013 20:00:00

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Halo: You Picked a Heck of Day to Join5/17/201311:00 AM12:30 PMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingJoin the UNSC and learn all there is to know about the universe of Halo. Will cover the Halo Legends anime and how it relates to the rest of the universe as well as discuss the games and strategies to be used. 5/17/2013 11:00:00

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Yugioh Saving the World with Card Games5/17/20137:30 PM9:30 PMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingA look at the Digimon franchise that includes 6 anime series, 3 movies, 6 manga series, several video games, and one of the most popular collectible card games in the world. Join us to share your memories and learn facts you may have never known.5/17/2013 19:30:00

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Castlevania: Crack That Whip5/17/20133:00 PM4:30 PMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingA video game series spanning over 25 years, Castlevania has enchanted the masses with its classic tale of Vampire Killer vs. Dracula. Welcome to anyone well versed in the lore or fresh blood to the series. With even MORE new content!5/17/2013 15:00:00

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Name That RPG Tune5/17/20139:45 PM11:00 PMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingEver geek out over that epic RPG music? Finally you can use that love of music to win prizes! Come join your fellow RPG music fans for a fun-filled hour of "Name That Tune", RPG style! 5/17/2013 21:45:00

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Hats, Maps, and Killin' Bad Dudes: A TF2 Panel5/17/20134:45 PM7:15 PMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingGeneral discussion about the popular game Team Fortress 2. Go through the very beginning to what the game has become now. Various videos and power point presentation. Talk with professional players about competitive play. Games, trivia with prizes afterwards. 5/17/2013 16:45:00

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Final Fantasy Name That Tune5/17/201311:15 PM12:15 AMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingA variation on the game of "Name That Tune", where guests will play for prizes in a game where they will try to name classic Final Fantasy melodies based on a number of notes they wager they can guess it in.5/17/2013 23:15:00

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The Panel That Never Was5/17/201312:45 PM2:45 PMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingCome and help us complete Kingdom Hearts! Well, more like your knowledge of the Kingdom Hearts series. Have any questions about the series, or just wanna know more about the game before picking it up? Then come and join us! MAJOR SPOILERS ARE INCLUDED!5/17/2013 12:45:00

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Turn-Based Critics Present The Final Fantasy Panel 18+5/18/201312:30 AM3:00 AMSalon 1;HiltonPanel ProgrammingFIVE YEARS IN THE MAKING! ONE NIGHT ONLY! Come discuss the Final Fantasy franchise with TBC as they travel through the series and wax poetic on storylines, characters, absurdities, and everything else under the sun. Audience participation encouraged! Prizes for “Name that FF Tune!” Ages 18+ please!5/18/2013 0:30:00

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Devil May Cry Saga Panel5/17/20133:15 PM6:00 PMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingCome explore the history of the most stylish action game around: Devil May Cry. Join us as we talk about the games of the series, their creation and impact, books/manga to the anime, and deeply discuss the controversy of the upcoming title: DmC.5/17/2013 15:15:00

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The Gamer's Atlas5/17/20136:15 PM7:15 PMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingReviews and sketches based on your favorite board and card games! Come on in and whack a catgirl or blow up some mad cows!5/17/2013 18:15:00

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The Bad Anime Panel5/17/20137:30 PM9:30 PMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingCome join us for our 4th year of making fun of the worst anime out there! We've got giant ducks, grenade jock-straps, and motorcycle riding psychics. What other panel can say that??5/17/2013 19:30:00

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Carpe DM: The Trouble with Gamers!5/17/201311:45 AM12:45 PMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingThis panel is designed specifically to assist both gamemasters and players of tabletop RPGs with that eternal issue of how to deal with problem gamers. Focus is on the social aspects of the gaming hobby, how to deal with common issues, and best suggestions for amicable resolution.5/17/2013 11:45:00

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Hentarmageddon: Ménage à Trois 18+5/18/201312:00 AM3:00 AMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingWe came once. We came twice. Now, Hentarmageddon's crew gets...experimental! Marvel at our edifying, horrifying slideshows. Vocalize to victory in our Dubbing Competition. Bare your soul (and NOTHING else) for prizes in the Caught Confessional. And so much more! Join us, won't you? Don't worry...we won't tell anyone!5/18/2013 0:00:00

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Troll Builds - League of Legends5/17/20131:00 PM3:00 PMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingTalk about the fun of the game League of Legends. We'll be introducing new ways to play and talk about different and unique strategies to each champion. Share stories and experiences with fellow League players. Contests will be held and prizes will be given out.5/17/2013 13:00:00

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The Mecha Fan Panel: Who Doesn't Love Giant Robots5/17/201310:30 AM11:30 AMSalon 2;HiltonPanel ProgrammingAre you a fan of courage, guts, determination, oh and giant robots this is the panel for you. we will be discussing the history of some of the big giant robot series and talk about our favorites. From Mazinger Z to Tengen Toppa and Gurndam to Basquash. 5/17/2013 10:30:00

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How to Convert Your Friends Into a Steampunk Crew5/18/201312:30 PM1:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt’s hard to man an airship by your lonesome, but your lame friends are like “What's Steampunk?” It’s time to cure them of their lameness, assimilating them into the steampunk lifestyle. They’ll never know what hit them, but someday they’ll thank you for making them cool.5/18/2013 12:30:00

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What We Leave Behind: The Saddest Moments in Anime5/18/20133:00 PM4:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAre you the kind of person that loves a good cry? Do you love happy endings? Maybe the fulfillment of a unrequited love? Then join us as we go through some of the saddest moments in anime. Don't forget to bring something to wipe your eyes5/18/2013 15:00:00

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Cosplay on a Shoestring5/18/20134:30 PM5:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA cosplay panel aimed at people learning how to make cosplay, or even starting out. Covering methods to make reasonably priced and easy to make cosplay. Including samples of materials.5/18/2013 16:30:00

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Revolution of Evangelion5/18/201310:30 AM12:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingExploring the mysteries of the Neon Genesis Evangelion universe. Including the series, movies, and manga. Presented by the members of revolutionofevangelion.org5/18/2013 10:30:00

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Yorozuya BONZAI! A Gintama Panel5/17/20135:00 PM6:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe end? Don't be an idiot! We've only just begun, so hang tight and come on down for your mandatory dose of Gintama with Gin and 'Gura! Brush up on your history, countdown the gorillas, and face strangers in Extreme Janken for souvenirs. Stalker kunoichi need not apply.5/17/2013 17:00:00

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Tea with Zun, Nasu and CLAMP: Your Doujin 1015/17/201311:45 AM1:00 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhat is doujin art? Is it fanfic? Must it be adult only? Now it is your chance to figure them all out. We will present you an introductory guide of the vast world of doujin art creation, from both the producer and the consumer perspective. 5/17/2013 11:45:00

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My Visual Novel Can't Be This Fun!-Your VN 1015/17/20132:15 PM3:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingFateStayNight, AIR, Steins;Gate, PhoenixWright…you might have heard of these. No?! But you must have heard of Katawa Shoujo, right?!
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The Hired Gun of Japanese Cinema: Takashi Miike 18+5/18/20135:45 PM8:00 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel Programming18+ Come join us for a tour through the weird and highly varied breadth of filmmaker Takashi Miike. We shall discuss some of his recurrent themes as we tour his career from manga and video games brought to live action to yakuza, westerns, children's films, and even a musical.5/18/2013 17:45:00

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Martial Arts in Media5/17/20131:00 PM2:00 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingMartial Arts are prevalent within anime, American, and Japanese culture. By breaking down what's being presented and represented we can further appreciate what we're watching. 5/17/2013 13:00:00

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How to Pick a Sewing Machine5/17/20133:30 PM4:45 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWant to get the best cosplay? Using the right tools helps the best, we'll discuss brand, type, questions you should ask and what you want to look for to get a machine that won't have you tearing out your hair.5/17/2013 15:30:00

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Adventures in dubbing: the history of localization5/18/20139:15 PM10:15 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThose of us who are die hard fans of a series can many times be left panicking rathering than squeeing when our favorite anime or game gets licensed for US release. Join us for a look at a history of localization.From the horrifying to the not so bad. 5/18/2013 21:15:00

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Japanese Tea with Tea Dogs5/17/20138:00 PM9:00 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe Japanese love for tea has exploded to the point of an animated series featuring tea dogs (ocha-ken) to represent each blend. We will explore the significance of these beverages by utilizing these adorable mascots within their assorted representations, particularly that of the animated series.5/17/2013 20:00:00

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Nanowrimo - A Crash Course5/17/201310:45 AM11:45 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingNanowrimo! Not a sneeze, it's National Novel Writing Month, a time of year when writers get together and do something spectacular: write a novel! Led by a 7 year Nanowrimo veteran and published author, this panel will give you a crash course in this epic authorial journey.5/17/2013 10:45:00

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Raiding the Boys Toy box: Girls who like Tokusatsu5/17/20136:30 PM7:45 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel Programming: Join three female fans as we dive into Tokusatsu, the world of explosions, poses, monsters, explosions, henshin, pretty boys, and did we mention explosions? We'll give our views of entering the fandom and how it’s not so male dominated anymore, and invite the audience to share as well.5/17/2013 18:30:00

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Oh My! The Hentai Voice Over Workshop 18+5/17/201312:30 AM2:00 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDubbed hentai films never appear out of nowhere. Someone has to do it. Well, Little Brass Bird is taking their sound engineering prowess to a darker & hilarious(er) path in this workshop where you can dub your voice and record live sound effects for some eccentric late night Anime. (18+ only)5/17/2013 0:30:00

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Mr. Saturn’s Lonely Hearts Club Band5/19/201310:00 AM11:45 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingEarthBound/MOTHER lovers unite as we discuss all things strange, funny, and heartrending about the series at this PK Rockin’ panel. Also, prizes! 5/19/2013 10:00:00

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Potatoes and Starfish: a KEY panel5/19/201312:00 PM1:00 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingAn introduction and discussion covering visual novels and anime by the studio KEY. We will talk about Air, Kanon, Clannad as well as the newer series Little Busters and other related works.5/19/2013 12:00:00

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Fundamental Legal Concepts in Gaming5/19/20139:00 AM10:00 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIs gaming morally reprehensible? Do video games function as mindless murder simulators or do they illustrate concepts of law found in today's society?5/19/2013 9:00:00

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Kamen Rider: Introduction!5/17/20139:00 PM10:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHave you ever heard of Tokusatsu? No? Did you ever watch Power Rangers? Learn about Kamen Rider, the show that birthed the original Japanese series. Our lineup of panelists are versed in over ten different series of Kamen Rider, from Kabuto to W and more! There's something for everyone!5/17/2013 21:00:00

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Gender in Cosplay5/18/201310:15 PM11:15 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA comprehensive overview of Crossplay, including discussion of popular crossplayers, tips and techniques, and the intersection of gender expression and cosplay, as well as lighthearted and informative demonstrations meant to reveal how we read and can fool the reading of gender in costume.5/18/2013 22:15:00

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Religion in Anime5/18/201311:15 PM12:30 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIn anime, religion can be used to shape a character, progress a plot, set a scene, cause a conflict or save the day. This panel will explore the myriad of religions present in anime and manga, how they are used, and how they change our perceptions of characters and series. 5/18/2013 23:15:00

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Gentleman's Manners: an exquisite guide to Yaoi 18+5/19/201312:45 AM2:00 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingRather than generalize the rich nature of Yaoi, the focus is on a number of works that have delighted, provoked, and entertained us. Such works will range from well-known but not discussed Sex-Pistols to diamonds-in-the-rough, Endless World. The panel will serve as discussion and recommendation forum for fellow Yaoi connoisseurs.5/19/2013 0:45:00

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Anime Shows on the Stage5/17/201310:30 PM12:30 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWith over 70 different productions, more and more anime shows are being adapted for the stage. With pictures and video we'll go through a number of the shows, look at how they were made and the changes to the stories5/17/2013 22:30:00

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What Is Most Kawaii In Life?5/19/20132:45 PM4:00 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWe discuss the traits in anime characters we love the most. What gets you fired up? Nyoro~n.5/19/2013 14:45:00

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Top Hats, Tea and Puzzles: Professor Layton5/18/20139:00 AM10:30 AMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingJoin us for an overview of Level-5’s popular Nintendo DS puzzle series, and discuss the adventures of Professor Layton and his apprentice Luke, from Curious Village to Specter’s Flute, the feature movie Eternal Diva, and the new 3DS game, Miracle Mask. A gentleman never leaves a puzzle unsolved!5/18/2013 9:00:00

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Let's review the Sailor Moon Movies! 1-35/19/20131:00 PM2:30 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA viewing of clips of the Sailor Moon films with myself, Lucy Welsh, hosting introductions and discussion throughout the films. 5/19/2013 13:00:00

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MAPS Public Board Meeting5/18/20131:45 PM2:45 PMTegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingMAPS is a non for profit organization that sponsors Anime Central. All are invited to attend this public board meeting!5/18/2013 13:45:00

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Adding Character to your Character5/18/20138:00 PM9:00 PMtegel;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingDo you find it difficult to "Role Play" in your Role Playing Games? Do you struggle with creating believable and interesting characters in your games, stories, and other creations? Do you want to add more "Play" to your COSPLAY? Explore the basics of character development with hands-on exercises and improvisational games. Taught by Shane Hill, author and developer of the interactive gaming performance: RenQuest™. RenQuest™ currently runs at the Bristol Renaissance Faire, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Los Angeles and the New York Renaissance Faire.5/18/2013 20:00:00

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YOLO! : Greatest Anime Deaths5/17/20131:15 PM2:30 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingIt's no coincidence that some of the best anime moments involve a memorable, tragic death. Losing your favorite character can be heartbreaking, but there's nothing better than seeing them go out in a blaze of glory against impossible odds. Be ready to cry manly (or womanly) tears!5/17/2013 13:15:00

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Big Sword Panel5/17/20137:00 PM9:00 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingBSP, everyone guide to Japanese!Culture, narrows to Musical Pursuits. Sounds like goodtime, if you get ref. Come learn mystic origins of J-Music and the terrible powers obtained! Soulful siren songs~ Groupies: highest life on this earth, come listen to Japanese music and absorb all knowledge of a fullhair geltub. 5/17/2013 19:00:00

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The Saturday Night Parody Panel5/18/201311:00 PM3:00 AMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingJoin the Midnight Madness crew and parody creators as we talk shop and answer your questions. Think talk is cheap? No worries. We’ll be regularly breaking from the conversation to show several classic parodies that couldn't make it into Friday night's lineup.5/18/2013 23:00:00

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The Cultures Behind Avatar: The Last Airbender5/17/20139:00 PM10:15 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThe artwork seen in “Avatar: The Last Airbender” is clearly influenced by anime, but less familiar Asian ideas and cultural aspects shape many other parts of the show. Come learn about the martial arts, spirituality, history and other aspects of the Avatar world that were inspired by various Asian cultures.5/17/2013 21:00:00

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Why Taki Was Naked: The Politics of Eden of the East5/18/20139:30 AM10:45 AMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWhy did the missiles fall on Careless Monday? The hidden missing behind the bare state of the NEETs is revealed. find out about the idea of biopolitics and how it plays out in the metaphor of the Seleção game. 5/18/2013 9:30:00

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Murderous Fun 5/18/201311:00 AM12:15 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA Set of games and puzzles centered around mystery anime. Earn Clues to the Case in the panel. If you can't solve the case then the witches will win anime DVDs, manga, or Novels. See if you figure out the clues to solve the case and games. 5/18/2013 11:00:00

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A Hunter's Past!5/17/20132:30 PM4:15 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWith the "reboot" going on for many anime series, many fans are excited to hear that Hunter x Hunter got one going as well. But what has the reboot done exactly for HxH? Come here and share opinions, ask questions, and learn about the two versions! 5/17/2013 14:30:00

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Cosplay =/= Consent5/18/20133:00 PM4:00 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingCurrently one of the hottest topics in the Anime and Convention community, find out why Cosplay =/= Consent is such an issue. Hear stories from real cosplayers, who have been there, and know exactly how bad things have gotten. Find out how you can best protect yourself, and look out for the well-being of your fellow cosplayers.5/18/2013 15:00:00

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Fanfiction at its Worst5/19/20132:45 PM4:00 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingWe've all read fanfiction, but how bad does it really get? Come and find out, and learn what NOT to do and get your brain fried in the process. 5/19/2013 14:45:00

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Chicken or Beef: A Male Take on Gay Anime5/18/20131:15 AM2:45 AMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingJoin us as we explore what guys actually think about yaoi, bara, and other forms of anime involving guys who like guys. There'll be con stories, games, prizes, lots of pictures and more insanity than you can shake a corncob at!!5/18/2013 1:15:00

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Write and Sell your Anime eBook5/19/20139:15 AM10:45 AMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingHave a story you want to write and sell but can't find an agent? Then write an eBook. Rocco Ryg will show you everything you need to know about writing great stories and putting them for sale on the Kindle and Nook.5/19/2013 9:15:00

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Talk Yuri to Me 18+5/18/201312:00 AM1:00 AMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingExplore the portrayal of lesbian themes in hentai and how terrible, psychologically damaging, and sometimes ridiculously hot they are!5/18/2013 0:00:00

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The One Piece Podcast Panel5/18/20138:15 PM9:15 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingA panel hosted by The Unofficial One Piece Podcast dedicated to everything One Piece. Open discussion amongst fans is encouraged as we cover the latest news, newest manga chapter, and the current story arcs of one of the most popular series to come out of Japan!5/18/2013 20:15:00

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Another Special Announcement - Acen Edition5/18/20135:30 PM7:00 PMVienna;Hyatt Regency O'HarePanel ProgrammingThis is the first time YouTuber and aspiring stand-up comic NeoCulexor takes the stage at Acen. Sharing his point of view and rants about today's media and gaming culture along with random skits.

Warning: This panel is for people 18 and over.
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