A second installment of Sucking Less at Drawing Comics. This panel covers the process of actually MAKING your comic. Talking about panel layout, character design, and more! From script to print, we plan to make your first comic run smooth! Your first project won't be easy, but with our help, you'll struggle a lot less!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
What makes roleplaying games so great is that you can do anything; and that can lead to some crazy moments. The weird character concepts, the clutch critical rolls, to kill a boss when you are near death. Come join TDP and maybe a special friend or two, as we open the floor to all, and share some of stories while inviting you to do the same.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/24/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Entertainment
Test your Poke-knowledge against Team Rocket's best and brightest...though that's not sayin' much. Based off the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?",...but with less bratty ten-year-olds and a much cooler host.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Gaming, Entertainment
Panelist: zosimo773
Even the realm of ever-after has it struggles! Explore the realms and reign in the darkness that threatens them.
Schedule: Mohave | 03/26/2017 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Come and join the Free gang for some uncensored Adult fun with laughs dares and some secrets revealed.
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: JJcos
Effects shops often hold the secretes to up coming movies, but behind all the wonder there are artist, people who live and breath the impossibilities seen on the big screen. Many of the skills FX shops use are being passed on through cosplay.
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Get ready to 'SHOW ME YOUR MOVES' in this adult twist to SMASH BROS.: After Dark! Come join your favorite SMASH bros characters for a night of Fun, Sexy and enlightening Mini-games. Do you have what it takes to be the SMASH CHAMP!? Answer some trivia, Discuss about the Smash Bros. series and get 'TIED UP' with Bayonetta! Are you "REALLY FEELING IT' enough to take on A boss challenge or two? 'PREPARE YOURSELVES' for an evening of Games, Prizes and loads of SMASH fun! SMASH BROS STYLE!
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Gaming, Adult, Entertainment
Want your next costume to have wings that open and close at the push of a button? Come join the cosplayers from The Crooked Feather and learn how to build your own robotic or pneumatic wings! Learn the basics of wing movement and design, wiring and circuitry, and back brace design, as well as where to get the parts you need to get started. Several working wings will be on display for you to examine, and we will leave time for you to ask for advice on your own projects.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/24/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Join your hostesses down the rabbit hole for a magical afternoon of light refreshments, and activities, at this Alice themed Lolita tea party. We will have drinks and snacks available, table crafts, and Lolita themed games, trivia and a photo corner! As our time draws to an end we will have a coordinate contest, so dress to impress your judges and fellow attendants! We will also have a raffle with chances to win some real Lolita brand items! $10 gets you in, but be warned! We have a limited amount of space available for this one day only event, so pre-sale tickets are highly encouraged to make sure your spot is saved in advance! Once we fill up, that's it! Lolita/J-Fashion isn't required to enter, although it is strongly encouraged to dress up and have fun!
Schedule: Apache | 03/26/2017 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Inspired by the success of BABYMETAL and BiS; a movement embracing hard music and heavy themes has infected the sunshine and candyfloss world of J-Pop Idol. The anger of idol punk, the mosh pits of idolcore, and the dissonant terror of yami kawaii are all gaining momentum, and major label attention. Come discover the events behind this idol insurrection and discuss the dangerously kawaii bands currently leading the revolution.
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music
Panelist: DaeMetal
We're always so used to the Japanese animation with English dubs. Now it's time to turn the tables. Let's take a look at how American cartoons sound and translate into Japanese!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/26/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
It's a beautiful Friday evening, and it's a wonderful time to spend it watching beautiful pieces of work, created by fellow AMV artists from around the globe! Come here to laugh, cry, and feel every other emotion you could name, and enjoy the wonderful AMVs made by fellow fans!
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/24/2017 06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
Anime burst is an awesome game show where you build teams with friends, and strangers. Bring your anime and music knowledge together, to make candy bets, and rock paper scissors to answer anime related questions, and names of songs to win grand prizes, The 3 top teams with the most candy at the end will win prizes!!! and when we say grand prizes we mean prizes for your whole team! We play it off as a real game show.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Music
Panelist: mochi fever
Are you lonely? No? Then come on down! Was your answer -Yes? THE COME ON DOWN! Ever wondered what it'd be like to date an anime character? Who hasn't, Am-i-right? Then, please come on in and enjoy a rather taste(less)ful panel about people just like you and me, trying to have a good time and meet that special someone.
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Yuhki
Think you can do character voices? Want to win prizes for it? Then this is the panel for you! In this panel you'll go up against other people who think they're good at impressions, and the audience will choose the best of the round!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Gaming, Entertainment
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Do YOU have what it takes to be the next HOKAGE!? Unleash your inner foxy demon and join us for an hour of hot/wild/Make-out paradise ninja action! Come find out if you are smarter than, Naruto Uzumaki! Join us as we play a game of WWND? (What would Naruto Do?) but with a 18+ twist! Unite with others or solo-it and come up with a scenario to "What would Naruto do, if he had a hot tub time machine!?" How many raunchy move sets can you come up with for Kage-bunshin-no-jutsu!? Come for the laughs! Come for the fun! Win prizes! Always remember, WWND?
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Come join other ball-jointed doll owners to talk about and show off your ball-jointed dolls! You can also bring unwanted BJD wigs, clothes, accessories, etc to exchange or sell during the swap meet at the ball-jointed doll gathering.
Schedule: Graham | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
6 Adventurers explore a haunted house; It's likely that there's a traitor among you.
Schedule: Mohave | 03/25/2017 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Insanely large, physics defying, and somehow always shiny. Anime boobs are as much a part of the medium, as giant eyes or hot pink hair. The fact is, boobs just don't work like that. Join the fine folks at Under New Management for a fun look at some of the genre's most ridiculous boobs, and an examination of why, physically and physiologically, it would be impossible for a human body to do that.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult
Come meet Brittney Karbowski and learn about her career, her characters, and get all your burning questions answered.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/24/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Cosplay for the starving student! We've got tips and tricks for making your cosplay on a dime! Come learn some new ways to cut costs and share your secrets for supporting your cosplay habit!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Shamedgeeky
Join performer Chii Sakurabi with a live concert and autographs afterwards.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/24/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music, Entertainment, Guests
Join performer Chii Sakurabi with a live concert and autographs afterwards.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music, Entertainment, Guests
Come and meet J-POP singer and recording artist from Tokyo, Japan, Chii Sakurabi, and ask her questions about her music, career and more!
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/26/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music, Guests
An overview of the terminology and process of writing a comic book script for production.
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Want to continue your war with sewing? Interested in taking it to another level; but no idea of how to do it? We will show you techniques that range from embroidering, to pattern altering. We're here to answer any questions you may have.
Schedule: Graham | 03/26/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Come Join Cosplay guest, Dustbunny and learn about body positivity and cosplay!
Schedule: Gila | 03/26/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Do you love to cosplay? Think you have what it takes to be the next COSPLAY CLOSET champion? Join the Cosplay closet Competition, where you will be pitted against the highest degree of duct tape, bags, and paper plate masters. (i.e. your fellow con-goers) In this contest of skill, resourcefulness, creativity, and most importantly FUN! Come cheer on your favorite team as they race against the clock to build, the most creative cosplay known to man! Cosplay is Love. Cosplay is Life!
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Join Cosplay Guest, Spif Zaya, as she explains the methods and materials of how to build and craft for cosplay.
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Join us as we discuss makeup techniques for all skill levels. Learn how to use makeup as a tool to enhance your cosplay. We'll be talking about everything from contouring and highlighting to applying lashes & the works!
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/26/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: spacecorgis
Just beginning cosplay and have so many questions? Been cosplaying for a while but need help advancing to that next step? Come and let Dustbunny, Fabricator Djinn and Spif Zaya answer all your cosplay questions.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Planning and performing cosplay skits can be difficult, but there's no need to panic! Whether you're trying to make a dramatic and dialogue filled scene, or a fun and happy dance skit, this panel will help you succeed! Join us in this panel; as we discuss performance tips and tricks, audio making, and how to make sure your skit has a huge impact!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
Learn the basics for funding projects, vending at events, and publishing with Jessica Feinberg (over 20 funded projects and 16 years vending). Discussion covers PR, budgeting time and money, printing and printing on demand, selling your work etc.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
There's no time to waste! It's now or never! This is 60 minutes of dancing, and fun times with your favorite songs from Japanese Pop, Anime, and video games! Follow along and dance your heart out with all these fun selections! You'll break a sweat!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Music, Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
Trying to make a memorable hero? A wicked villain? Maybe you want to convey more personality in your protagonists? Explore the steps of character design with the Secret Shop Art Collective! We'll explain the basics from choosing body types, color dynamics, and clothing! Covering designs from fantasy to super heroes, or scifi to slice of life! We're sure you'll be taking home some neat ideas to make your characters memorable as can be!
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Have you ever watched an anime that flat out disappointed you? Has there been an adaptation of your favorite manga that didn't meet your expectations? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we explore our latest disappointments, and allow you all to come explain your biggest disappointments as well!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/26/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming
Ever wonder why your favorite character always dies? Us too. Come vent with us, as we scream to the skies about how they didn't have to die.
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Entertainment
Have you ever gone through episode after episode of an anime, or chapter through chapter of a manga, hoping it gets better? Did it seem promising, but never materialized, and by the end you felt like you wasted your time? Come share your stories of some of the worst anime or manga you regret and help save others from such a boring fate.
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Entertainment
Come listen to our most embarrassing, cringe inducing, con stories that are almost 100% guaranteed to give you the worst case of 2nd hand embarrassment. Got a story to share? we're here to listen my friend!
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: spacecorgis
Come create your own version of the story as we take fanfictions and turn them into mad libs! How the tale ends is in your hands!
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Mana Overdose
Entry fee based on number of participants
Schedule: Mohave | 03/26/2017 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Are you tired of K-Pop panels playing the same old songs every year? Us to! Join Alvi and Mell as they review the best songs from the industry's hottest and newest groups. Bring your friends and even make new ones for an hour of fangirl/boy fun time. Discover new bands and hear the latest from your favorites. There will be games, there will be prizes and by God... there will be K-POP!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/25/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Music, Entertainment
Panelist: Alvi and Mell
Join Cosplay guest Dustbunny, as she discusses the art of making costumes!
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Ever played King's Game? Well, Giovanni loved it so much, he has decided to steal it and make it his! Come join Team Rocket AZ, as we host our twist on this ever-popular game of acting, trivia, and sucking up to the Boss! Prizes* may or may not be involved! *Prizes may include, but are not limited to: A high five, an approving nod, a Pokemon card that has been in our back pocket for a while, or a horde of Zubat from out of nowhere.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: zosimo773
It's a bird, a plane, it's Guess that Ghibli panel! Come and guess your favorite Ghibli characters, movies, etc. Are you a Ghibli master? Come show us your Ghibli knowledge.
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture
Come and join The volleyball boys in a fun game of Truth or Dare, to get some smiles on your face and laughs in the air!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/25/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Mr.Scientia
Join Sheila and Michael as they renew their sacred oaths to each other, after 20 years of union. A testament to their overflowing love, and unyielding bond with one another. May their love last them eternal in mind, body, and soul.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/24/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: zosimo773
Are you asking yourself, why your art isn't as good as you want it to be? Trying to convince yourself you don't suck? Stop talking to yourself and come to this panel! We've made an honest guide to getting better as an aspiring artist. Learning rough concepts of how to define a style, and make your art suck less! Everything from basic art tools, to industry level advice that we will forcibly fit into a one hour block of art stuff! Listen to comic creator Santino Arturo rant and answer your questions. Portfolio reviews welcome after panel!
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
Join this nonsensical panel, and think about your characters in a new light! This variety game show will use randomized question drawings (ie. construct the perfect waifu using the parts of different characters), for hilarious audience responses and reactions.
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Adult, Entertainment
Don your best, favorite, or any cosplay really! Anyone out of cosplay is welcome to participate as well! Have a character you love? Think you have their personality down pat? Want to test your skills and abilities against others? Well this is your chance!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Are you good at improv? Are you especially good at improving the character you happen to be cosplaying? Then this is the panel for you! We'll be doing many improv mini games, including Hitchhiker, Bang, and Finish the story. Winners of mini games will get a prize!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Join Fabricator Djinn as he presents a live demonstration of making a cold cast piece with brass.
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Join Fabricator Djinn for an intro to using Sintra, his preferred material, at a basic level.
Schedule: Gila | 03/26/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
A crash course on the wonderful world of Anime Music Videos! AMV editor King Redeem, has curated the finest videos from editors all across the world, to make you laugh, cry, and cheer. Guaranteed to make you a certifiable AMV enthusiast with superb taste.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Music, Entertainment
Panelist: King Redeem
I feel ya, some things are just attractive and it's impossible to explain why. Come visit our confession panel on the discussion of fetishes, philias, or any other quirks you have when it comes to sexual attraction.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Gaming, Adult, Entertainment
Do you think you have what it takes to be the Iron BJD Costume Champion? Bring your doll and your creativity and we will provide the rest. We give you the materials, we give you the time frame and you give us a costume. Costumes will be judged by a panel of judges and prizes will be given to the best costume.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/24/2017 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Join us for the annual J-Fashion show, where anyone can work the catwalk. Whether it's handmade, purchased or from a local designer, come show off your style.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/24/2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Your first foray into the wonderful world of Japanese collectible card games! Participants will get to try out several TCGs from Bushiroad in a workshop format, including such popular titles as Vanguard and Weiss Schwarz! Learners will be eligible for participation prizes and raffle items! Become a powerful avatar who commands your troops in battle! Engage in cardboard combat to see if Madoka can beat up the Colossal Titan! And more!!!
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Entertainment
Play this build-a-comic style game with the Cyanide and Happiness twist!
Schedule: Mohave | 03/24/2017 10:00 PM - 11:55 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Love weird and visually stunning K-Pop MVs? Come join Alvi and Mell, avid lovers of K-Pop, as they feature some of the industries most unique and stunning MVs of all time. Discussions, theories, and as always plenty of fangirl/boy fun time. Also take a trip back in time to the 80's and 90's for K-Pop Cringe. It's the good, the bad, and the unique of K-Pop!
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/26/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Music, Entertainment
Panelist: Alvi and Mell
Karaoke.
Schedule: Apache | 03/24/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: zosimo773
Karaoke.
Schedule: Apache | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: zosimo773
Fusing heavy metal and j-pop, idol unit BABYMETAL, have spawned a new music genre and a rapidly expanding international audience. As their inevitable (and adorable) world conquest continues, under the unwavering guidance of the Fox God. Come discover the artists influences, and events behind the continuing success of this uniquely Japanese band.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music
Panelist: DaeMetal
Conspiracy theories of Steven Universe, the Diamond controlled sentient rocks of space; Let's talk real here... What's up with Lion? What will happen with Steven? Do you have ideas about what's to come? What will be revealed next?!
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Achu Blesumi
Once Deep Desires now KFC, we've renamed and are revamping! Do you like watching hentai? Seeing people tied up beautifully in the art of Shibari? Other fetish, fantasy, or kinks? Well, come on down! There will be ice breakers, and sharing!
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Achu Blesumi
Come learn from the Professor of the Unknown Realm, as he discusses the basic creatures one might encounter at the beginning of their adventures! Slimes, Giant bugs, Goblins, & more. Learn which weapons and spells are best for the starting adventurer! You will walk out confident and with 2 credit hours at the Adventure School for the Unknown Realm.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Entertainment
Do you like Love Live? Are you familiar with the dances? Have you been waiting for a chance to show off your idol moves? If so, then this is the place for you! Join some of Love Live Arizona in a fast-paced Love Live dance medley. All are welcome, whether you dance or simply want to watch. Refreshments will be provided :)
Schedule: Coconino | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music
Panelist: stellarays
Are you a Love Live cosplayer who wants to pull off that perfect "Nico-Nico-Ni"? Maybe you want to sing just like your favorite character? Join me and you'll learn tips and techniques to sound just like your best girl! Sing along to different songs and laugh along. By the end of this, you'll be ready to Start (Dash) singing just like an idol!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Music, Entertainment
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
Entry fee: $15.
Schedule: Mohave | 03/24/2017 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Entry Fee: $15.
Schedule: Mohave | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Come see amazing costumes, and skits as contestants compete in this year's Masquerade. Judging will be in Cochise between 12-5PM on Saturday.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/25/2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Guests
Join Dustbunny, Fabricator Djinn and Spif Zaya for craftsmanship judging for Con Nichiwa's masquerade. Only open to masquerade contestants. There are two shifts. 12pm to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm.
Schedule: Cochise | 03/25/2017 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Have a favorite Ship? Test if it sinks or sails in this open discussion panel where you try to defend your OTP. Regardless if its canon or not.
Schedule: Graham | 03/26/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Entertainment
Adventurers are heeding the call of a village, near a set of abandoned mines. Discover the secrets of the mines, in this mid-level adventure, tailored for newcomers to the Fantasy AGE system, and RPG beginners alike!
Schedule: Maricopa | 03/25/2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: zosimo773
Adventurers are heeding the call of a village near a set of abandoned mines. Discover their secrets in this mid-level adventure tailored for newcomers to the Fantasy, AGE system and RPG beginners alike!
Schedule: Mohave | 03/25/2017 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Think you can tell apart your favorite anime characters simply by their silhouettes? Think again! We'll make you question just how well you know your favorite anime characters in this fun interactive game show, in the style of everyone's favorite "Who's That Pokemon"!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/26/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Think you know anime openings, iconic video game songs, or cartoon intros? Have we the challenge for you! Come join Dowase Entertainment and test your knowledge against others in this fast paced trivia game!! Prizes and bragging rights are all up for grabs!!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, Music
You've seen those posts on social media: "Describe Your Favorite Anime in the Worst Way". I've scoured the posts, asked friends, made some up, and put them all together in this panel!
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Achu Blesumi
As fellow bad guys, we know what it feels it to be hated for doing your job, or people not understanding the good that you are trying to do for others. "You are bad guy, but this does not mean you are bad guy." Please come listen to our cases on why we are not actually 'Bad Guys', and then cast your vote on whether or not we have been wrongfully labeled, and deserve to be looked at in a better light. Remember "I'm Bad, and that's good, I will never be good and that's not bad, there's no one Id rather be...than me." Please come be our guests, and hear us out. We just want to be seen as more than just 'Bad Guys'.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/26/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Come one, come all! For a rousing game of bingo! Only this one is anime themed! There will be plenty of prizes and bragging rights to be won, and soul crushing defeat for the losers; but laughter none the less!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Otaku's Against Humanity is a remix of the well known game, Cards Against Humanity! We will play this game with many of our own Anime/Con related cards that we masterminded, to play along with this game. As you may have seen in other Mochi Fever panels we like to do every thing in a game show format!!! We have 4 parts to this game that will need to filled: 1st a group of Judges, 2nd a group of contestants, 3rd a group to be the voice of the cards, and lastly 4th an audience to laugh & enjoy the show!! At the end the winner will get a Grand Prize! also all Judges and voice of cards will receive a consolation prize! So get ready for some crazy 18+ fun!!!
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture, Gaming
Panelist: mochi fever
Leave all negativity at the door! This is an hour dedicated to all the good times we've all had cosplaying and attending cons. No matter how old we are, or how long we may have been at it, everyone deserves the chance to escape, to relax, and be supported by friends and peers alike.
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
What the best thing about hentai? Well, the PLOT of course! Come join us as we break down the plot of some of our favorite hentai, and review some of our favorite scenes.
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Cosplay is for everyone! Come share tips and tricks for looking, and feeling great in your cosplay with Shamedgeeky! From character selection to costume creation, we've got guidance for every step along the way!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/25/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: shamedgeeky
Do you have questions about photography that you just can't find a good answer for? Are you sick of sitting on Youtube trying to figure out what they are talking about? Just want to sit down with a 16-year Vet of the Professional Photography world, and get straight, un-biased, easy-to-understand answers? Daniel of Tao Photography is here to answer your questions! (PPA, WPPI, LNSS) Come ask about Con Photography, On-Location, Studio, Weddings, Sports, or anything else you can think of! Hands-on Equipment reviews, Upgrade advice/help, and tricks of the trade that others don't tell you!
Schedule: Gila | 03/24/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: zosimo773
Think you're good at arguing? Could you convince an entire room of people that eating a horseradish sandwich is a great idea? Then come show off your skills at this fast paced debate!
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: MRS. MAY
DJ's Flexstyle and ThiiNyx take over main events to blow down the walls, and keep the party lit. Flexstyle is a mad scientist of sound, bringing an amalgamation of bombastic beats to the table, with a signature blend of soaring melodies, hard hitting bass, and all the retro video game feels. His plan to take over the world is becoming a success, one dance floor at a time! ThiiNyx is back again with your love of UK Hardcore, DnB, and video game remixes! His popularity in the Arizona anime convention community, has grown so significantly, that it has allowed him to play alongside some of the best DJ's in Arizona. Since his start at Phoenix Comicon in 2012, he has brought the energy and excitement to everyone he plays for. So get ready and party with ThiiNyx!
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: zosimo773
DJ's Flexstyle and Austin are closing out the night in Main Events to kick off the end of the first day. Flexstyle is a mad scientist of sound. By bringing an amalgamation of bombastic beats to the table with a signature blend of soaring melodies, hard hitting bass, and all the retro video game feels, his plan to take over the world is becoming a success, one dance floor at a time! Austin Wright is a trance music enthusiast and the maintainer of Radio Hyrule, an Internet radio station dedicated to remixes of music from the Legend of Zelda franchise.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/24/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Music
Panelist: zosimo773
If there are two things Usagi knows, its fun and food. If you press her for a third, fighting evil might pop up. Join the bubbly blonde and her friends for games, snacks, and good times! Presented by Cafe Diem
Schedule: Apache | 03/24/2017 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture
Panelist: Cafe Diem
Come explore Green Ronin's Fantasy AGE, a new role playing game engine, that lets you adventure in a variety of settings. Experience the easy to learn system that features: gameplay with a cinematic feel, flexible character customization, a unique magic system, and class specializations that give players an array of interesting abilities. You can even see it in action with a demonstration game!
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
There are a good handful of series we all have at least heard of, and in many cases, been told to get into. With any series, popular or otherwise, there is also the golden question: is the anime worth watching or should I just read the manga? We will be going in-depth about the popular series Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) in all seasons of its anime, as well as all currently existing arcs, and chapters in its manga. By the end hopefully you can answer that golden question for yourself.
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Well, you'll see when you step into Sponge-Bob JeopardyPants! Let's see how well you know our favorite yellow invertebrate, and win fantastic prizes!
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Kids
Panelist: zosimo773
Join Vic Mignogna in a panel screening of an episode of his webs series, Star Trek Continues.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/24/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Vic Mignogna
Sugar Pink Cafe is at it "age-age-again" with a Vocaloid theme! Come enjoy drinks, snacks, and of course music and dancing courtesy of Hatsune Miku, KAITO, the Kagamine twins, and more! Come see us "shake-it" and shimmy to "tell your world" some stories through dance with some of our favorite Vocaloid music!
Schedule: Apache | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Okay, so it might be a bit too early for an Obon Odori, but my Otaku Odori is year-round! This is the dance party where Japanese traditions old and new collide! Follow along with different Matsuri-style songs along with different ondos from different anime/games including Pokemon, Keroro Gunso, and Touhou Project! Sound the drums and join in the dance!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Music, Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
There's no holding back now! Come on down to show off your saucy side and break it down like you're the hottest thing alive! This is where you can show off your craziest moves with almost no limitations!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 09:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Music, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
This is not your ordinary dance party! In fact, it's not remotely close to your high school prom. In this freestyle dance panel, you can break it down on the dance floor like you mean it! You'll be dancing along to a smorgasbord of different music! Come join the fun and enjoy yourself on the dance floor as we celebrate this panel's 5th anniversary!
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Music, Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
Ever played telephone? Ever played Pictionary? Play them together in this fun mashup party game! Come prepared to draw and armed with your favorite fandom quotes!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: shamedgeeky
Chances are, you're under the impression that your favorite video game is good. True Damage Productions is here to tell you why you're wrong! No game is sacred-not even our favorites. We're here to share the harsh truth and have lots of laughs while doing it!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Adult, Entertainment
Has the scary fabric lord won many battles over you? Do you want to beat the fabric lord by learning how to sew? Or learn how to put the pattern General in its place, by learning its secrets? Have no fear, I am here to show you the basics of sewing.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/24/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Enjoy a nice and serene time as we go on a painting voyage with Bob Ross...and Mario Paint! Inspired by the videos of Vinesauce, now it's your turn! Partner up with friends and follow the instructions of Bob Ross, as we attempt to recreate some of his greatest works with Mario Paint!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Entertainment
Panelist: Supa Lani Chan
Do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior, Madokami? If so, stop by the Church of Madoka to discuss all things related to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. From the series, to spinoffs, to movies, all is open to discussion with other fans!
Schedule: Graham | 03/26/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Entertainment
Whether you are a cosplayer, or just a fan wanting to make professional looking replica space guns or swords, foam is the way to go. Join Mac from Genesis Props, as he walks you though the basics of foamsmithing, and shares his tips and tricks to making high quality, convention safe, props.
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/26/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Genesis Props
You think you can dance like the hottest K-pop artists? No? Think it would be fun to try? Join us for your favorite k pop music and show off your K-pop dance skills!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music, Entertainment
Come Join Brittney Karbowski as she goes over the many voice actor jobs she has had during her career!
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/25/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Do you like improv? Do you have fast reflexes? Then try this panel where you act out improv scenarios, while having to stay on your toes, as whenever we say "change", the last stated sentence has to be changed to something different. Whoever keeps the story the best by the audience standards wins a prize at the end of the round!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Gaming, Entertainment
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Steins;Gate, animated in 2011, exploded in popularity in the anime scene due to its amazing adaptation of the visual novel, of the same name. However, would you guess that it's the second in the series? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we explore the fantastic world of the Sci;Adv series and discuss how the series can expand further.
Schedule: Coconino | 03/24/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming
Come and compete to win the heart of a special person ghoul or not everyone has a chance to win a date!
Schedule: Coconino | 03/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Mr.Scientia
Come see some traditional Japanese dance and MoGan Daiko performed by the local group Suzuyuki-Kai MoGan Daiko.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: zosimo773
Think you're the stone face of all the internet try not to laugh challenges? Then come to this panel and attempt to keep your title as you try not to laugh at other con goers jokes. We'll have a few props but if you really want to try and win then bring props that are unique to you!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Gaming, Entertainment
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Do you like cosplay chess? Do you like acting as the character you're cosplaying? Then come to Ultimate Cosplay Chess! We take regular cosplay chess to a whole new level. When you go to capture a piece, you have a Pokemon style battle to see if you will succeed at capturing or not!
Schedule: Gila | 03/26/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Gaming
Panelist: The Fancy Bros
Come one come all, for a romping good time through story land, where Uncle Yuhki will answer all the questions your little heart could ever desire- and probably ones you didn't need to know the answer to. Come sit and relax in this amazing panel about Cons, Cosplay, Life, Love, Hate, War, Ice cream, Octopi, The interwebs, and other Stuff you might care about.
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: Yuhki
An in-depth crash course on the ins and outs of becoming a vendor at a convention. This section focuses on planning, market assessment, and everything up to the first day of the convention.
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
An in-depth crash course on the ins and outs of becoming a vendor at a convention. This section focuses on how to navigate the actual convention, from customer interaction, to working with convention staff.
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Guests
Come meet Vic Mignogna Q&A and learn about his career, his characters, and get all your burning questions answered.
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/25/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Vic Mignogna
Remember that awesome Pentakill? What about that time your friend got so mad at a game he took your wii to his room, and threw it his mini fridge? Got any other juicy stories? Well come join True Damage as they go over some of their favorite stories, while inviting you to do the same. We will all get a good laugh.
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Entertainment
AZHP Gaming room tournament for BlazBlue Central Fiction. Free entry. We'll have limited numbers of controllers and arcade sticks for public use. If possible, bring your own to the convention.
Schedule: Maricopa | 03/25/2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHPGaming
AZHP Gaming room tournament for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator. Free entry. We'll have limited numbers of controllers and arcade sticks for public use. If possible, bring your own to the convention.
Schedule: Maricopa | 03/25/2017 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHPGaming
AZHP Gaming room tournament for Smash4. $5 entry. Payouts are 60%/30%/10% for 1st/2nd/3rd. We'll have limited numbers of controllers for public use. If possible, bring your own to the convention.
Schedule: Maricopa | 03/26/2017 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHPGaming
AZHP Gaming room tournament for Street Fighter V. $5 entry. Payouts are 60%/30%/10% for 1st/2nd/3rd. We'll have limited numbers of controllers and arcade sticks for public use. If possible, bring your own to the convention.
Schedule: Maricopa | 03/24/2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: AZHPGaming
Are you interested or already in the Vocaloid fandom? want to learn more about it? Well, this panel is for you! You'll learn about different vocaloids, songs, and games! Have fun listening to music, singing along, and playing vocaloid themed party games with prizes!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/26/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Music, Entertainment
Panelist: katnipmapleleaf
Come get all your items autographed by our guest voice actors.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/24/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come get all your items autographed by our guest voice actors.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come get all your items autographed by our guest voice actors.
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come meet all of our voice actors and learn about their career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/24/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come meet all of our voice actors and learn about their career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/25/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
Come meet all of our voice actors and learn about their career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Turquoise | 03/26/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Guests
When I say Vol, you say... season 3 when?! If you're dying to discuss your favorite show about space cats in a discourse/drama-free zone, this is the panel for you. Join two super fans for a discussion of all your favorite theories and predictions for the next season!
Schedule: Gila | 03/25/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Entry fee based on number of participants
Schedule: Mohave | 03/24/2017 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Same Room Gaming
Welcome to the SALT mines, come watch your favorite anime/video game characters fight it out on multiple-epic Mugen-like arenas. Will Super Saiyan Goku have what it takes to bring down Megatron, leader of the Deceptacons? Will Naruto have the guts to face Master Chief in a 1vs1 death match!? Prizes for each round!Survive all rounds, make it to the top, and claim ultimate victory! (and goodie-bags)
Schedule: Greenlee | 03/25/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Gaming, Entertainment
Jack the Ripper, Oda Nobunaga, Dracula, the Shinsengumi, The Chosen One, Demon King, and many others! In the vast universe of fiction with overlapping names, who has truly earned, or best represents their respective title. If you believe one deserves it more than the rest, then come by and make your case. Rules are simple, as long as the character is specifically called the title you think they deserve it is valid. Whether its for serious or comedic reasons as long as you believe they deserve the title, come and convince me but be prepared to debate.
Schedule: Graham | 03/25/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: exshade
Come test your artistic skills, and knowledge of Pokemon in the game "Who's THAT Pokemon?!?" Where volunteers from the audience take turns coming up and drawing Pokemon. Can you guess what Pokemon the person is trying to draw?
Schedule: Coconino | 03/26/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming, Entertainment
TDP wants you to start playing tabletop RPGs! Let us give you whatever knowledge you need, to start playing one of the many amazing games on the market. We'll focus on how to get a group together, pick a game to your liking, and getting started! If you already roleplay we'll show you how to expand your horizons, get some more anime style RPG on, or something completely bizarre!
Schedule: Grand Lobby | 03/25/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Gaming, Entertainment
Anime OP's have been around for quite some time, and they contain a lot of information in them. Not only are they fun to watch, full of fantastic music, and quick to catch one's attention, but these openings also contain numerous elements to attract and push the series even beyond its limits. Come join Dowase Entertainment as we explain what goes into these short clips and why you should watch them!
Schedule: Gila | 03/26/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Join us for an hour of humor & games in a panel about Yu-Gi-Oh! Win prizes by competing in "would you rather", trivia, and by sharing stories!
Schedule: Graham | 03/24/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: spacecorgis