Animethon Web Archive

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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Animethon

2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

▼ This is how our Animethon Website looked like in 2012. The current version of this Website is animethon.org

Schedule

Schedule of Events

Our weekend schedule is outlined in the following PDF documents:
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

As with all schedules, even the one we give to all attendees when they pick up their passes at the event, all scheduling is subject to change.


Listed below are programming descriptions including ratings. They have been grouped by event categories and then ordered alphabetically.



GUEST PANELS


DaizyStripper Q&A
Rating: AP

This is your chance to get up close to Yugiri, Mayu, Rei, Kazami or Nao from DaizyStripper. There will be a short autograph session after the Q&A. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the guys during their Canadian debut!


J-Rock North Promotions Inc. — 2013 Wish List
Rating: AP

J-Music fans unite! Find out more about J-rock North Promotions and how you can help bring your favourite Japanese band to Canada. In this panel we take you through our past and present wish list via music videos and short discussions. We also give you a chance to create your own wish list. At the end of the panel the audience can vote for their favourite band from our wish list. Prizes will be given away to the best audience member, and to the person whose list is closest to our own (kind of like J-Music bingo).


Eyeshine Q&A
Rating: AP

L.A. indie rockers have come a long way since releasing their EP titled How About That. They’ve toured across North America, rocked out New Zealand, won Ford’s Gimme the Gig II and produced a YouTube series called The Eyeshine Experience. This is your chance to chat with Johnny, Crystal, Polo and Maurice. Like, what’s the spiciest food Polo’s ever eaten? (And did he breathe fire afterwards?)


Power Rangers Panel
Hosted by Johnny Yong Bosch
Rating: AP

He’s got a power and a force you’ve never seen before — except on TV. Cast as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Johnny kicked Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers up a notch, and later as the Green Ranger. In all, he’s appeared in more than 200 episodes. You can bet he has some epic stories to tell, so get the low down from Alpha to Zedd.


Voice Overs with Johnny Yong Bosch
Rating: AP

Leading a revolution, descending into Hueco Mundo and uh writing love letters are all in a day’s work for Johnny. With countless anime and gaming roles under his belt, (Lelouch, Ichigo and Takaki to name but a few), join Johnny for a peek inside the voiceover
world.


Acoustic Concert
Hosted by Todd Haberkorn
Rating: AP

Does he take requests? Find out. Todd’s bringing his guitar along for the fun at this panel. Original pieces and covers abound.


Mystery Science Theater
Hosted by Todd Haberkorn
Rating: MP
There are dubs and then there are ... rubs. Witness a live commentary for one of the live-action dubs of epic proportions! Warning: It will be vulgar.


Radio Drama
Hosted by Todd Haberkorn
Rating: 14P
What do you get when you combine an old radio play with voice actors and encourage fan participation? This panel, that’s what! Get a chance to share the stage with your favourite voice actors.


Team Haberkorn
Hosted by Todd Haberkorn
Rating: 14P
Todd has a fan club? It supports a no-kill animal shelter? Catch all the details for this interactive fan club and even catch Todd record a live podcast.


Anime & Video Game Dubbing with Cathy Weseluck
Rating: AP
Cathy breaks down the differences, the
challenges and the fun of dubbing for anime
versus video games.


A Vocal Panel
Hosted by Cathy Weseluck
Rating: AP
Aspiring voice actors take note: Cathy’s been a voice instructor for more than 20 years. Take advantage of her in-studio experience and learn from this award-winning voice-over talent.


Cathy Weseluck Q&A
Rating: AP

Ever wonder what it’s really like being a baby dragon in Canterlot? This veteran voice actress has lent her talents to Death Note’s Near, Ranma 1/2’s Shampoo and galloped full-speed into fans hearts with her roles on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This is your chance to ask her all your questions.


Level Building for AAA Games with Industry Veterans
Hosted by Nolan Cunningham, Sylvia Feketekuty, Thomas Perlinski
Rating: AP

Speaking about their roles in the gaming industry are Nolan Cunningham (level artist), Thomas Perlinski (level designer), and Sylvia Feketekuty (writer). This trio has worked on several levels for Bioware’s critically-acclaimed Mass Effect 3. Each individual will speak about their discipline and their experience in the industry.


Anime Improv Fanservice Fun!
Presented By The 404s
Rating: 14P

On Saturday afternoon, settle in for improv comedy for the discerning otaku! The 404s take their improv know-how with your ideas, cosplay props, sound effects, and bodies to mash up hilarious scenes right before your eyes. Come see fandom’s largest and longest-lived improv team do heir thing. Every otaku is also invited to join in and add to the fun — that’s our fanservice, if you know what we mean.


The Anime Improv Megashow Finale!
Presented By The 404s
Rating: 14P

Head to the main stage as The 404s wind up the weekend with our Megashow Finale! All the biggest improv games, and all the biggest performances will be present as we combine your suggestions and participation to create anime-themed comedy gold on the spot for you. And if you’ve never seen the absolutely insane Mousetrap Game, you really need to check this one out


Anime Improv Workshop and Auditions With The 404s
Rating: AP

Every improv team has their secrets and here’s your chance to learn ours! In this popular workshop, we’ll take you through some of the theory and behind-the-scenes concepts of how The 404s create our brand of instant comedy. And that’s not all — we’re looking to bring in new members for the Edmonton cast — so we’re looking for funny guys and gals like YOU! Interested in joining the team? Come on in and show us what you’ve got!


The NSFW Show: Late-Nite Anime Improv
Presented By The 404s
Rating: MP

We start the weekend with our infamous “after hours” improv! In our mature-rated show, no suggestions, no topic, and no taboo are restricted as we bring you the best anime improv games tailored for the night owl fans, shall we say. Bring your best and wackiest suggestions, and your 18+ ID as well — because you can’t un-see this show.



Acting for Cosplayers
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: AP

SCT shares acting techniques tailored to the needs of cosplayers onstage and off. Learn character development, physical acting techniques and how use them to take your cosplay to the next level.


Anime Match Game
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: 14P

Has anime warped your mind? Can it stand up to the panel from Synaptic Chaos Theatre?! Join host Eryn Dearden and compete to win fantastic prizes in this great twist on the classic game show. A co-production of Robomiko, tiltyhouse.com, and Synaptic Chaos Theatre.


Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre, tiltyhouse.com
Rating: 14P

Are you in the mood for something less physical? Come see Doki-Doki Kyuu-Kyuu Challenge, a panel game where two opposing teams are given silly things to do. Host Coriander Dickinson doles out punishment with her Wheel of Funishment! A co-production of tiltyhouse.com and Synaptic Chaos Theatre.


How to Improv
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: AP

Synaptic Chaos Theatre offers lessons on developing your improv skills. Get a look at how these talented funnymen (and women) have honed their craft for more than a decade.


Improv for Roleplayers
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: AP

Every RPG has one — the rules lawyer, the min-maxer, the game destroyer. Synaptic Chaos Theatre has the cure for your RPG woes: IMPROV! Join SCT for a talk/demo on how improv rules can turn your campaign from party-loss into legend!


Kabuki Theatre in Anime
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: AP

Kabuki is a living art form more than 300 years old, and the foundation of Japanese pop culture. Come learn about this beautiful and bombastic theatre tradition and how its influence is everywhere in the anime you love.


Late-Night Dub-Fight
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: 18P

Watch SCT flex their improv skills as they redub a bizarre selection of anime, TV, and movies you’ve probably never heard of. No prizes! No limits! No way to leave after we lock the doors! Relive moments from your favourite shows in an SCT versus guest showdown. No one knows what show host Coriander Dickinson has up her sleeves, or what the cast members will say in this all-out assault on your funny bone.


My Massive IMPROV Buster
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: MP

Synaptic Chaos Theatre goes BLUE! SCT lets loose with no-holds-barred improv, where good taste is thrown to the curb and no topic is too taboo! This show’s 18+, so bring ID as you will be carded


SCT Presents: Giant Robot High School
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: 14P

Welcome to every average Ameri-magi-Japanese High School for Exceptional Students; a place where super geniuses and their pet robots mingle with Karate prodigies and legendary mages in training. Synaptic Chaos Theatre proudly presents our premiere, full-length improvised play set in a world where tropes rule and epic showdowns are just a lunch period away. In a world where anything can happen and there are no scripts, join us for a thrill ride of pure imagination.


Zettai IMPROV Revolution Friday
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: 14P

Get warmed up for the con with anime improv starring Synaptic Chaos Theatre. SCT presents their unique style of anime-themed comedy where you help create the scenes.


Zettai IMPROV Revolution Saturday
Hosted by Synaptic Chaos Theatre
Rating: 14P

Get set for the BIG SHOW! Synaptic Chaos Theatre takes the stage to blow you away with razor sharp, rapid-fire improv comedy, with the anime twist that you, the audience, provides!


Guest Autographs
Please note that Cathy Weseluck will be charging a cash-only autograph fee. Guest autographs, unless otherwise mentioned, will be in the Vendor Hall. Check schedule for times.



FAN PANELS


Advanced Cosplay Weapons
Hosted by Ben Johnson
Rating: AP

Design aspects, materials and construction techniques, as well as Q&A. This year's subject: Guns. Project Theme: My Little Pony Meets Robot Chicken.


Amateur Improv
Hosted by Johnathan Sullivan
Rating: AP

Ever watched an SCT or 404s shows and thought you could do better? Come and let us prove you wrong. You'll have the chance to play through many improv games. While participation is not mandatory, prizes will be awarded for participation.


Amigurumi Workshop
Hosted by Kalyn Emmelkamp
Rating: AP

Amigurumi is the art of crocheting little dolls from yarn. This panel aims to teach the basics of crocheting amigurumi for you to create your own. Crochet hooks and yarn will be provided. Space is limited.


Anatomy & Anime
Hosted by Valerie Shearer
Rating: 14P

A fine art/design student will teach a quick workshop, giving an overview of basic drawing techniques, human anatomy, and how it can be applied to drawing anime or manga characters. This workshop will take a from-the-ground-up approach; no previous study in art or illustration will be required.


Anime Name That Tune DAME
Hosted by Eryn Dearden
Rating: AP

Whether you want to be challenged or not, Anime Name That Tune DAME! is the show for you! This game is simultaneously on both "Easy" and "Dante Must Die" modes. Not sure what that entails? Just wait until the first BS round and see.


Anime Name That Tune - Jeopardy Edition Time!
Hosted by Eryn Dearden
Rating: AP

The good old game of tunes and triumphs is back and totally revamped for 2012, taking cues from classic Name That Tune, DAME! and Jeopardy. If you love anime, music, and bouts of random dancing, then Anime Name That Tune JET is the game to check out!


Anime Things
Hosted by Gilcris Espinoza
Rating: AP

Starting with the word "Things...", you must come up with whatever response that comes in mind for things you would or would not do in the situation.


Asian/European Subculture Fashion Guide
Hosted by Adams Ashe
Rating: 14P

Whether you are into Lolita, Steampunk or Visual Kei, this panel offers a discussion on various subculture fashion styles with helpful tips for beginners and longtime wearers.


Asian Ball Joint Dolls
Hosted by Nicole Letersky
Rating: AP

A meet up and informational panel all about Asian ball jointed dolls.


Avatar: The Legend of Korra
Hosted by Jenny Lau
Rating: AP

Discussions of the ever so awesome series, “Avatar: The last Airbender”, and it’s recently aired sequel, “The Legend of Korra”. Share the love~


Avengers Pictionary
Hosted by David Moore
Rating: AP

Pretty much self-explanatory, it's Pictionary with the Avengers! Teams will compete for the most points to win the grand title!


Con Survival 101
Hosted by Brendan Hood
Rating: AP

With nearly 10 years in the field with Emergency Medical Services, Brendan can help show you how to get through a convention safely and comfortably while staying healthy. Whether you are travelling out of country or just down the street, learn the tips and tricks for the smoothest con experience.


Convention Horror Stories
Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: 14P

Bad BO, creepers, The Game, glomping. These are just some of the things that make for a terrible convention experience. Come to Con Horror Stories and share the pain.


Cosplay Scavenger Hunt
Hosted by Maria Gaborro
Rating: AP

Have your cameras ready because we're going on a cosplay scavenger hunt! There will be a list of different cosplay themes/characters and you will have to get your photo taken with them all to win. First team to complete the list wins!


Cosplay Wigs for Beginners
Hosted by Nicole Letersky
Rating: AP

Come and learn the basics of styling and caring for cosplay wigs. Don't forget about your wig after working hard on your costume! It can make or break your cosplay! With years of experience in costuming and wig use, Nicole can help you get the most out of even the most basic of wigs.


Crossplay
Hosted by Shay Badry
Rating: 14P

A panel where you can learn the tips and tricks of cosplaying those favourite characters of the opposite gender!


Dance Central Dance Off
Hosted by Amanda Sollows
Rating: AP

Get the chance to battle it out in Dance Central, an Xbox 360 Kinect motion game! Show us your grooves!


Digital Manga Techniques
Hosted by Richard Poon
Rating: AP

If you want to go digital with your manga artwork this is the session for you! The panel will tell you what software and hardware is needed for digital manga, some of the processes used in creating it, and a demo of some enhancements.


Foul Bachelor Frog Bingo
Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: 18P

Related to Foul Bachelor Frog meme Ñ an image macro with captions detailing often lazy and disgusting behaviours associated with single men. Get candy. Foul Bachelorettes welcome.


Fun with Indie Comics
Hosted by Flaming Pigeon Studios
Rating: 14P

A discussion about the often fun experience of trying to make comics and webcomics.


G Unleashed
Hosted by Gareth Lypka
Rating: 14P

A rant panel discussing conventions, anime, fandom, love, beer, and raisins.


GLBT Speed Dating
Hosted by Gareth Lypka
Rating: 14P

Speed dating specifically for the GLBT Community.


Gun vs. Zombie
Hosted by Rachael (a.k.a. Yui yee) Yip
Rating: 14P

Zombie survival will be your must go-to panel for the preparation, survival and how to combat the zombie menace. Discuss popular zombie animes, including Hellsing and Highschool of the Dead, and your thoughts on handling those flesh-eating monsters.


Hetalia Ask-A-Nation
Hosted by Tiara Opissinow
Rating: 14P

Hetalia fans will gather and ask your favourite nations questions you always wanted to know Ñ or dare them!


Hetalia Dating Game
Hosted by Tiara Opissinow
Rating: 14P

Nations from far and wide come and find you perfect match! It is exactly like dating games but for nations :3~


Hetalia in Reality
Hosted by Rachel (a.k.a. Yui yee) Yip
Rating: 14P

Ever fall asleep in history class because it's boring? Try the Hetalia point of view: See history in a humorous way. Ask our nation and receive answers Hetalia-style.


Indie Development
Hosted by Gauge Entertainment
Rating: 14P

Join Gauge Entertainment's discussion of the indie game process, and learn more about their upcoming game.


Japanese 101
Hosted by John Sullivan
Rating: AP

Panelist will teach guests the basics of Japanese language. Come prepared with questions.


Odotte Mita: Dance Party!
Hosted by Jenny Lau
Rating: AP

Know any dance routines? Kpop, anime, Vocaloids? Wanna show off like those crazy cool youtube/nico nico videos? Come join in on the dance party of Animethon! Even if you are not performing, you are welcome as audiences too~


Otaku Jeopardy
Hosted by David Moore
Rating: AP

A Jeopardy show that entails question from across nerdom, including anime, video games, internet memes and comic books.


Otome (Maiden's) Game Panel
Hosted by Jenny Lau
Rating: AP

Otome games are aimed at the female audience Ñ basically dating games for girls ( ...and boys?) From visual novels to dating sims, Hakuouki to Hatoful Boyfriend. This panel will introduce those new to this genre and discuss on what's available in English.


Power Rangers/Super Sentai
Hosted by Joel Hernder
Rating: AP

A history and comparison of Toei's Super Sentai franchise to Saban's Power Rangers. Discussion of origins, anniversaries and toy comparisons.


Primer to your Camera and Cosplay Photography
Hosted by Chris Triff
Rating: 14P

The aim of this workshop is to help casual enthusiasts to better understand how to use their camera at a con event.


Royal Canterlot Voice: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Hosted by Martin Ly
Rating: 14P

This panel is a detailed look at the fandom surrounding the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show. It will be a discussion panel that will cover topics such as artists, music, fan fics, the community, controversy, figures and toys etc.


Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary
Hosted by Pauline French
Rating: AP

A celebration and discussion panel for the 20th Anniversary of Sailor Moon. Come meet other fans and discuss Sailor Moon and why it's so awesome.


Speed Dating
Hosted by Gareth Lypka
Rating: 14P

Meet people at Animethon and make friends! AWWWW YEAAAH!


Steampunk 101
Hosted by Teigan Blondin
Rating: AP

An event for those of all ages, who wish to gather or exchange information on steampunk culture, creations and philosophy. Learn what it means to be a steampunker and the different events in Alberta.


The Long Campaign
Hosted by Jared Samborski
Rating: 14P

A chat about being a gamemaster and especially long-term campaigns.


Misadventures in Brewing Sake
Hosted by Jared Samborski
Rating: 14P

Learn about homebrewing and the additional trials and tribulations of making sake.


The Nerd's Guide to Con Survival
Hosted by Jessica S Wong
Rating: 14P

Are you a cosplayer? Have you ever pulled an all-nighter to finish those details on your costume? Or are you an avid con goer who is too excited to sleep, eat and experiences con-fatigue the day after? Join us to decide the fate of the average Ñ but awesome! Ñ nerd in making smart or sinister choices at a con!


The Travelling Fangirl
Hosted by Lauren Waterman
Rating: AP

This will be an informative panel by an experienced fangirl that will give an overview of how to travel smart to different conventions! Providing info on transportation, pros and cons, and a short segment on talking to parents. Budgeting will also be discussed.


The Zombie Survival Panel Strikes Back
Hosted by Natasha Bassingthwaite
Rating: 14P

We're back again with the Zombie Survival Panel! It's 2012, and if it hasn't already happened, you know better than to wait for it to come to you. Survival plans, tactics, weapons and some easy to makeshift weapons will be back in discussion. This year, we might just bring the horde to you ...


THIS IS STUPID (Homestuck Panel)
Hosted by Christina Settingiano
Rating: 14P

This is going to be an in-character Q&A panel where guests can come in and ask their favourite Homestuck characters questions. Pair that with the colourful personalities of our cast and hilarity is bound to ensue.


Touhou Hisoutensoku Tournament
Hosted by Jeremie Caisse
Rating: AP

A tournament of the fighting game Touhou 12.3: Hisoutensoku. Everyone is welcome to participate and prizes will be given to top contestants.


Touhou Panel
Hosted by Isis Woodrow
Rating: AP

This panel will cover the basics of the popular Danmaku games series, Touhou Project. Our goal is to inform newcomers about every aspect of the games and ever-growing fandom as well as create a good time for experienced fans. We'll show gameplay, videos, and music as well as give attendees a chance to play!


Vocaloid: Project Diva Game
Hosted by Jenny Lau
Rating: AP

Come play the Vocaloid PS3 rhythm game "Project Diva: Dreamy Theater 2nd", see Miku & friends dance to your favorite Vocaloid tunes on the big screen! Tickets will be awarded for passing a game for a random draw prize at the end of the panel! Free play for all!


Writing for Comics and Screen
Hosted by Jason Szelagiewicz
Rating: 14P

In this event, we'll discuss what it's like to write. Many people enjoy writing but are unsure about how to take it to the next level. With a veteran webcomic writer, improv actor, and artist for the webcomic Louder Than Bombs, your hosts have a breadth of experience for young and budding writers.


Yaoi Panel
Hosted by Kalyn Emmelkamp
Rating: 18P

Using improv games and guest suggestions to explore the dark art of yaoi.



SPECIAL EVENTS


Open Mic Karaoke
Hosted by Yan Zhou
Rating: AP

An open mic session for all anime related karaoke songs! It’s not a competition, so come sing your heart out!


Opening Ceremonies
Rating: AP

Come join us and celebrate the start of Animethon! Greet our guests and start the convention with a bang with lion dance performance by the Hung Mun Athletic Club and much more!


Closing Ceremonies
Rating: AP

Come witness the grand ending to this spectacular event! We’ll have contest winner announcements, a chance to bid farewell to our guests and maybe even a surprise or two. After the ceremonies, make sure to stay and offer feeback on Animethon 19 so we can make next year’s event even better.


Cosplay Chess
Hosted by Jenny Chan
Rating: AP

Cheer on your favourite cosplay characters as they battle it out on a life-size chess board. With epic battles and long death monologues just like in your favourite anime (well, maybe not!), join in the fun as they play for bragging rights!

Those who wish to participate, should head to the Contest Room (8-203) at 2:30 p.m. on Friday.


Lion Dance Seminar Session I
By Hung Mun Athletic Club
Rating: AP

Ever wonder what Lion Dance is about? This session will provide an introduction to the history, culture, and art of the Chinese Lion Dance. The main focus will be on the southern style of Lion Dance.



AMV RELATED


AMV Gameshow
Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P

This year we have a brand new version of the ever popular AMV Gameshow. With more chances to play and more audience participation, you’ll want to make sure to get a good seat for this one!


AMV Parodies of AMVs Part 2
Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P

Guess what! There’s even more AMV Parodies of AMVs out there to show!


AMV Showcases
Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P

Want to catch up on some of the best music videos to ever grace the internet? Check out a variety of vids past and present spanning all genres. We guarantee you’ll leave with some new favourites!


Ponies: The Anthology I & II
Rating: 14P

What do you get when you put together the ever-so-popular My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and AMV Hell? Ponies the Anthology! Come watch all your favourite ponies on the big screen as you’ve never seen them before, AMV-Hell style!


Cosplay Music Videos (CMVs)
Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P

Come and take a look into the world of the Cosplay Music Videos and some of the clever and creative ways Cosplaying is featured to music. From storytelling to eye-candy effects, take a journey on the other side of the music video fandom.



RATING DESCRIPTIONS


AP - Programming deemed suitable for all ages. Parental discression advised. Generally you can expect a combination of brief and/or mild language, violence, and mature subject matter.

14P - Programming deemed suitable for those 14 years of age and older. Generally you can expect a combination of course language, violence, mature subject matter, and brief/mild nudity.

18P - Programming deemed suitable for an adult audience. Government issued identification as proof of age required. Generally you can expect a combination of bloody violence, crude language, nudity, and mature themes.

MP - Programming suitable only for adult audiences. Government issued identification as proof of age required. Expect content to focus on a combination of graphic violence, mature and disturbing scenes (such as abuse, suicide, etc.), heavy sexual references, crude and explict language, nudity, and so on. Please note that we do not show explicit sexual content (ie. hentai) at our event.