Animethon Web Archive

Welcome to the Animethon Web Archive. To help share our past events we decided to make our old sites available. You can find them here:

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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

▼ This is how our Animethon Website looked like in 2013. The current version of this Website is animethon.org

Schedule

Schedule

Here are the schedules for this year!

Updated 5th August

Friday 9th Aug 2013
Saturday 10th Aug 2013
Sunday 11th Aug 2013


While we are sure these are the final schedules there can be changes due to unforeseen circumstances. Please check back before the event or use our event finder app (online during the event).

Thanks to everyone for their patience and enjoy!
A20 Programming Team.

Japanese Guest Panels

DJ Shimamura

DJ Shimamura Q & A
Rating: AP
Coming all the way from Japan, come meet the legendary DJ Shimamura!

Kanon Wakeshima

Kanon Wakeshima Q & A
Rating: AP
From her fashion, music to her artistic talents, learn more about Kanon Wakeshima herself!

Capella

Capella Q & A
Rating: AP
This is your chance to get up close to meet the members of Capella - Bon, Harashima, Peko, and Sho!

J-Rock North Promotions Inc.

J-Rock North Promotions Inc. – The Wish List
Rating: AP
J-Music fans unite! Find out more about J-rock North Promotions and how you can help bring your favorite Japanese artists to Canada! Help us suggest and choose what goes into the wish list.

North American Guest Guest Panels

Christopher Sabat:

Christopher Sabat Q & A
Rating: AP
Learn all about Chris’ various unforgettable roles as our beloved Vegeta, Zoro, and much more! Know the voice behind it!

Dragon Ball
Rating: AP
It’s over 9000! Join Chris as retells his journeys to find the 7 Dragon Balls!

Dubbing Industry
Rating: AP
Learn all about the dubbing industry with our veteran voice actor, founder of OkraTron 5000, an audio production company!

One Piece Panel
Rating: AP
Join Chris and Patrick as they discuss their tales in the Grand Line.

Patrick Seitz:

Patrick Seitz Q & A
Rating: AP
Learn all about Patrick’s career in the voice acting and directing in the anime and gaming industry!

Directing with Patrick Seitz
Rating: AP
Find out all about Patrick’s directing career in various anime localizations.

One Piece Panel
Rating: AP
Join Chris and Patrick as they discuss their tales in the Grand Line.

A look into "Monsters"
Rating: 14P
Dive deep into the world of “Monster” with Patrick Seitz, a suspense psychological thriller classic story derived from an award winning manga and anime.

Troy Baker

Troy Baker Q and A
Rating: AP
Troy Baker has played many significant roles not only from anime, but also a full profile from games too! Come join us as we pick the brilliant mind of Troy Baker!

Videogame Wonders with Troy Baker
Rating: AP
From the acclaimed titles Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us to fan favorites Persona 4, Tales of Vesperia, and so much more! Join Troy as he discusses about all these amazing games he was a part of!

Troy Baker Acoustic Live Session #1
Rating: AP
Listen to the musician of Tripp Fontaine and the Silent Hill band belt out a few tunes!

Troy Baker Acoustic Live Session #2
Rating: AP
Feast your ears upon an encore of Troy’s acoustic session!

Blue Waters Studio

Lucas Gilbertson Q & A
Rating: AP
Learn all about Lucas Gilbertson!

Carol-Anne Day Q & A
Rating: AP
Learn all about Carol-Anne Day!

Brendan Hunter Q & A
Rating: AP
Learn all about Brendan Hunter!

Cardfight!! Vanguard
Rating: AP Meet Lucas Gilbertson, Carol-Anne Day and Brendan Hunter, the voices behind Masaki, Morikawa, and Doctor O! From the ever popular anime, game and trading card game, “ Cardfight!! Vanguard”.

Mechanics of Voice Acting
Rating: AP
Pondering on a voice acting career? Come learn all about the mechanics you need to become one!

The 404s Improvs

Improv Fanservice Fun with The 404s! (Friday)
Rating: 14P
Kick off your Animethon weekend with the nerdy improv comedy of The 404s! They twist the audience's suggestions, memes, and volunteers into hilarious sketches and scenes. Bring your cosplay props! Bring your mangas! And bring yourselves to this show for sure!

The National Anime Improv League (Saturday)
Rating: 14P
Two teams, one referee, a puck, and a whistle. It's hockey-style improv with an anime twist, and YOU pick the winners! We challenge The 404s to come up with improvised scene in a competition for the Cup (or something), and as always it's your input that powers the epic comedy!

The 404s Present the Musical Improv Show! (Sunday)
Rating: 14P
For their finale, The 404s play your heartstrings and strain their vocal chords for a musical-themed anime improv performance! Musicians will be adding to the all-made-up experience, so join in and sing along with The 404s as we finish off the anniversary weekend on a good note!

Last Pants Standing - Late-Nite Improv with The 404s
Rating: 18P
You know it, you love it, and you possibly dread it! The 404s go hard core after dark in this mature-rated show for the discerning otaku. More improv games and nothing held back means a show where the hair really comes down!

Anime Improv Workshop / Audition
Rating: AP
Ever wonder how improv comedy works? This workshop goes behind the scenes with The 404s as we learn about improv through fun exercises and practice games. It's here that The 404s also scout out new talent for the cast - could you be the next improv star?

Anime Celebrity Jeopardy! Presented by The 404s
Rating: AP
Three surprise guest celebrities enter into a Jeopardy Showdown to see who knows the most in the realm of geekdom. Their wits will be tested in all categories ranging from My Little Pony and Sailor Moon to Giant Robots and Pokemon. You don't want to miss these special guests battle it out for Nerdy Supremacy.

LARPing 101: A How-To
Rating: 14P
Join Wes Gunn of the 404s and other members of the Edmonton LARP community, as they walk you through what you can expect from your first larping experience, what games are available and where to get in on the action in the incredibly robust Alberta LARP scene!

The 404s and Alone in the Night Present: The Train of the Damned
Rating: 14P
Join the Storytelling Team from Alone in the Night, Edmonton’s largest Vampire: The Masquerade LARP with help from the 404s, as they put on a two hour game involving the infamous Railcar of the Damned. Kindred from Edmonton are taking a railcar to Calgary to celebrate the death day of the powerful Prince of Calgary, but things take a dramatic turn for the worse. Mystery, suspense, murder, and horror all await you on the train. Do you have your ticket?

Fighting Dreamers

Fighting Dreamers Q & A
Rating: AP
Meet the cosplay legends Twinfools and Nova!

Cosplay on a Budget
Rating: AP
Want to make a cosplay but you’re on a tight budget? Come learn the arts that is of Budget Cosplay.

Filming for Youtube
Rating: AP
Come learn all about how to film for youtube from Fighting Dreamers!

Cosplay Groups
Rating: AP
Sometimes, doing a cosplay just by yourself may seem a bit lonely… Well fear not! Cosplay groups do exist!

Cosplay Makeup
Rating: AP
Whether you are cosplaying a magical girl or a frosty boy, learn the fundamentals of cosplay makeup here!

Combofiend

Q & A with Combofiend
Rating: AP
So what can fans of Capcom look forward to this December? Are we going to see any squeals to games that are loved by everyone? Regardless of his answer, ask anything to our industry guest from Capcom with a blue bomber!

Special Events

Opening Ceremony

Rating: AP
Come join us and celebrate the start of Animethon! Greet our guests and start the convention with a bang with Taiko Drumming by Booming Tree!

Closing Ceremony

Rating: AP
Come witness the grand finale to Animethon’s 20th year! Awards will be given to contest winners and performances ensured! See the results of our fundraiser and get a chance to bid farewell to our guests!

AMV Gameshow

Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P
With more chances to play and even more audience participation, you’ll want to make sure to get a good seat for this one!

AMV Hell 6.66

Introduction by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P
This premiered at Sakura-Con at the end of March and so it’s still total brand new. Probably one of the funniest AMV Hells to date, this one is NOT to be missed so get your seat early as this one will be packed

Anime According to AMVs

Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P
And from AMVs we can always tell what the Anime is all about, right? Well, we’re going to put this to the test as we’ll get people from the audience, who never seen the featured Anime, to tell us what the show is all about based on watching an AMV. Things should get interesting from there!

AMV Mortal Combat 2.0

Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: 14P
All new version! Come and cheer on your favorite video when we send them into the video arena Mortal Combat Style!

Cosplay Chess

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

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!

The Magic of BOOM! Session I

Rating: AP
The Art of Japanese Drumming – Taiko! A hands-on session covering the history, technique, and style of taiko.  Prepare to find your inner Boom!

The Magic of BOOM! Session II

Rating: AP
The Art of Japanese Drumming – Taiko! A hands-on session covering the history, technique, and style of taiko.  Prepare to find your inner Boom!

Piano Performance by TheIshter

Rating: AP
A grand piano performance by the famed youtube sensation TheIshter,featuring songs from popular anime such as "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi", "Lucky Star", "Shingeki no Kyojin", "Angel Beats", and much more.

Fan Panels

A Guide to Chow Henshwimp

Hosted by Raymond Chan
Rating: 14P
Explorations of Tokusatsu series aka Japanese special effect live actions -> Kamen Riders, Super Sentai, Ultraman & other flagship franchises.

A History of Video Games

Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: AP
A look into the history of video games from the post-war era to the present. The panel will be based on a course offered at the University of Calgary.

A Study in Sherlock

Hosted by Marisa Hudson
Rating: 14P
Sherlock. Who is he? What does he stand for? From the live action to the anime/manga, we will explore the series & all that is the detective.

An Intro to Project Diva

Hosted by Colleen Holt
Rating: 12P
We will be giving a brief overview of all the games in the series & screen some of their graphics, gameplay & FMV intros. Possible game giveaways!

Anime Then & Now

Hosted by John Brisson
Rating: 18P
Comparative discussion of the genre’s past, present & future.

Asian Ball Jointed Dolls

Hosted by Nicole Letersky
Rating: AP
A meet up & info panel about Asian BJDs.

Ask a Nation

Hosted by Rachel Yip
Rating: 14P
Got a question for your favourite character? Come get them answered at our panel!

Avatar/Legend of Korra Discussion Panel

Hosted by Avery Wong
Rating: AP
Fans of the series unite & discuss! What were your favorite moments? Who were your favourite characters What are some of your theories about that world?

Beyblade Tournament

Hosted by Ashley Masuch
Rating: AP
Let it Rip! Prizes to the Top 4 bladers. Bring your best & duke it out in our Beystadiums!

Canada Kiki Challenge

Hosted by Thomas Legros
Rating: 14P
A Challenge Game Show brought to you by Force Start Comedy. Come share in the laughter, watch our members get punished & win some prizes!

Cards Against Humanity

Hosted by Dan Ritchie
Rating: 18P
Like the popular game but with a twist! Remixed to meet all your anime/manga, gaming & other miscellaneous nerdy needs.

Cash n’ Guns Live

Hosted by Dan Ritchie
Rating: 12P
A LARP version of Werewolf, survive to the very end to rake in the $$$!

Cosplay Culture

Hosted by Sashi Yu
Rating: 14P
Cosplay =/= consent. Body types. Commission vs. construction. Copyright. Come share your point of views on some of the most controversial topics!

Cosplay Makeup 101

Hosted by Ashe Adams
Rating: AP
Everything you need to know about make up from the brushes to the products. We’ll cover the simplistic and the extreme looks featured in cosplay.

Cosplay Makeup for Beginners

Hosted by Sarah Ellithorpe
Rating: AP
Crash course in makeup straight from the fashion industry! Bring your own to hone your skills & learn some great tricks through our live demos!

Cosplay Scavenger Hunt

Hosted by Maria Gaborro
Rating: AP
Welcome back to Season 2! Gather your team, get your camera ready & work your way through our riddles to victory!

Cosplay Weapons

Hosted by Ben Johnson
Rating: AP
Pinky! Pie! Party! CANNON! That actually works!

Cosplay Wigs for Beginners

Hosted by Nicole Letersky
Rating: AP
Come and learn the basics of styling and caring for your cosplay wigs!

Comic Jam

Hosted by Corey Brereton
Rating: AP
A fast-paced comic/manga sketching session. How will your story end up? What elements will you bring into the work of others?

Con-Safe Armor & Props Making

Hosted by Kyle Le Surf
Rating: AP
Tutorial on how to use materials available in most stores to build cosplay armor & props that will be con-safe.

Dance Central Dance Off

Hosted by Amanda Sollows
Rating: AP
Show off your dance moves! Open to all ages & levels.

Dangan Ronpa: The Greatest Despair

Hosted by Hyunjo Park
Rating: 14P
Come & interact with all 16 characters/cosplayers from the popular game!

Digital Manga Tools

Hosted by Valerie Shearer
Rating: 12P
Focusing on character design & basic illustration fundamentals, this is a from-the-ground-up approach for anyone interested in the field.

Disney Trivia Quest

Hosted by Kaladeah Keeler
Rating: AP
Compete with (or against) your favourite princesses in this all ages, multi-challenge trivia de la Grand for prizes!

DIY Bentos

Hosted by Sashi Yu
Rating: AP
Rilakkuma omelette rice? Totoro onigiri? A step-by-step guide on the techniques behind those ridiculously cute & intricate bentos :3

Doctor what? Doctor WHO!

Hosted by Julia Damphouse
Rating: AP
Vote for your favorite doctor, companion, villain, writer etc. & discuss the universe + fandom of Doctor Who!

Feel Awesome in Costume!

Hosted by Linda Yan
Rating: AP
From the fitness & lifestyle choices months before the con, to a list of foods & skin care tips for the night of, let’s maximize your confidence!

Foreign Influence on Anime

Hosted by John Brisson
Rating: AP
Explore the works of Russian animation master Yuriy Norshteyn’s "Hedgehog in the Fog" & "The Green Alligator," which were admired by Hayao Miyazaki.

Foul Bachelor Frog Bingo

Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: 18P
Bingo variant based off the Foul Bachelor Frog internet meme. Players will have to defend their squares in relation to the images for prizes.

Hetalia in Reality

Hosted by Rachel Yip
Rating: AP
Watch Hetalia cosplayers re-enact historical events & answer their Qs to win prizes!

How to Create Manga

Hosted by Corey Brereton
Rating: AP
A basic course on how to create manga; from the cover to the stories, from the settings to the characters, we will teach you all the steps!

How to Run a Convention

Hosted by Andrew Quesnel
Rating: 14P
Ever wondered what it's like to run an anime convention? My co-hosts & I are a part of a committee & we’re ready to answer your questions!

Idol Icebreaker

Hosted by Sashi Yu
Rating: AP
Get to know your fellow con-mates (perhaps too well…XD) through a series of hilarious games as seen on popular idol variety shows!

Intro To Cosplay

Hosted by Alexis Tavares
Rating: AP
Covering the basics from buying/commission work to sewing/construction tips! Come learn about anatomy of cosplays & where to get started!

Iron Cosplay

Hosted by Ashe Adams
Rating: AP
Compete in teams to create the best outfit from a random box of materials! Who will win the coveted title of Iron Cosplayer?!

It’s ADVENTURE TIME! To the Land of Oo!

Hosted by Avery Wong
Rating: AP
Best moments? Favorite episodes & characters? Mysteries of Oo are what we are talking about so grab your friends. We'll go to very distant lands!

JPN 101

Hosted by Sashi Yu
Rating: AP
Enough with the “dattebayo”! Come learn the actual pronunciations, characters, number system, nouns & adjectives. For the absolute beginner.

K-Pop Jeopardy

Hosted by Shelby Thierstein
Rating: AP
A spin-off of the popular show! Grab points in Girl/Boy Groups, Soloists, Engrish or Fun Facts for a K-Pop item & the title of the Ultimate Fan!

Lego!

Hosted by Hayley Erza
Rating: AP
The history of Lego & their current/upcoming offerings. We will also introduce the CUUSOO project, which allows fans to create their own sets!

LGBT Speed Dating

Hosted by Gareth Lypka
Rating: 14P
A fun and safe opportunity to meet fellow anime fans who identify as LGBT in small increments! Make friends and perhaps fall in love!(?)

Life in Japan

Hosted by Eyobe Melketsadik
Rating: AP
Ever wondered what life in Japan is really like? Ask away at an experienced traveler in the land of the rising sun.

LLLLLLLLet’s Play

Hosted by Deanna Malanchen
Rating: 14P
Rooster Teeth: Pictionary + Trivia + Episodes + Q&A. Newbies + fans welcome!

Meet the Clubs

Host by MacEwan MangAnime Club & Banzai Anime Klub of Alberta
Rating: AP
Come meet the MacEwan MangAnime Club and the Banzai Anime Klub of Alberta!

MLP: Ask A Pony Panel

Hosted by Chelsea Wong
Rating: AP
Ever wanted to ask your favourite pony a Q? Well now you can! The lovely ponies of Equestria are here & they're ready. Are you?

Mobile Apps to Help You Draw

Hosted by Richard Poon
Rating: AP
An overview & demo by a NAIT Digital Media student of some of the apps that can help you draw Manga/Anime characters. Special emphasis on anatomy.

My Geeky Trip to Tokyo

Hosted by Jenny Lau
Rating: AP
Show & tell time! From Akiba to Odaiba, let me show you all the geeky stuff I did on my trip to Tokyo~!

Mystery Science Fiction

Hosted by Heather Solomon
Rating: 18P
To the fans of Mystery Science Theatre, we will read/commentate on some of the worst fanfictions that the internet has to offer for your pain & pleasure!

Pokemon Snap Challenge

Hosted by Ahsley Blackley
Rating: AP
Campus-wide Pokemon scavenger hunt! Look for cosplayers & hidden object in teams or solo your way to victory.

Project Diva F

Hosted by Courtney Cain
Rating: AP
Come play the newest Vocaloid game on the PS3. Open to all levels. Prizes will be offered for the best scores, as well as through random draws!

Royal Canterlot 4: To the Moon

Hosted by Martin Ly
Rating: 14P
Season 3 is over with and now it’s time to talk some serious pony! Come explore the fandom and tell us what you think.

Sailor Moon 2013

Hosted by Pauline French
Rating: 12P
Info + discussions of the new/old anime, the merchandise and all the forms of Sailor Moon that we've come to know & love.

Science of the Zombie Apocalypse

Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: 12P
A look at zombies from a scientific perspective. We will explore the biology of diseases, how they spread & the plausibility of a zombie apocalypse!

Seiyuu Say Me

Hosted by John Brisson
Rating: AP
Who are some of your favorite Japanese or English voice actors? Why? Come discuss & learn about other seiyuus.

Self Defense Maneuvers

Hosted by Matthew Walcher
Rating: 12P
A discussion of the Cosplay =/= Consent campaign, followed by a demonstration of 6 easy self defense maneuvers that could be used by anyone.

So U Think U Know Homestuck?

Hosted by Iona Black
Rating: 12P
Put your knowledge to the test & compete against other groups! Prizes based on points & everyone has a chance to win some merch & art!

So You Want to Chiptune

Hosted by Mark Smith
Rating: AP
Come learn about the history, enjoy some music, and learn some tricks of the trade from an avid chiptune compose & fan.

Speed Dating

Hosted by Gareth Lypka
Rating: 14P
A fun and safe opportunity to meet fellow anime fans of the opposite sex in small increments! Make friends and perhaps fall in love!(?)

Speed Drawing

Hosted by Victoria Bassigthwaite
Rating: AP
From anime characters to elephants, you'll draw it all with an eye to the clock. It's time to find your creative side... & fast!

Steampunk + Anime/Comic/Game

Hosted by Melissa Wartenberg
Rating: 14P
Discussion includes topics such as how to accessorize, what to keep vs. change when you want to Steampunk a character & more.

Steampunk Q&A

Hosted by Melissa Wartenberg
Rating: AP
An intro + Q&A on Steampunk. Materials & other resources needed to create your own costume would be coverd along with other elements.

Stories from the Other Side

Hosted by Brendan Hood
Rating: 14P
Learn the basics of public speaking & techniques to engage the audience while listening to stories that will make you lol, sigh & groan

Survival Horror: Podcast Discussion

Hosted y: Cameron Dunn
Rating: 18P
Join the crew of Viral Outbreak Gaming & share your take on the survival horror genre. Come on down, hang out, have a few laughs, & win some prizes.

The Anime Collectors Guide

Hosted by Pauline French
Rating: AP
Bootleg merchandise?! Learn how to ID & screen the figurines, plushies, DVDs etc. so you won’t be disappointed by sub-par qualities again.

The Concurrency of the End of Evangelion

Hosted by Raymond Chan
Rating: 14P
For a long time, the fandom surmised that EoTV & EoE are separate entities; this is not so. Behold the first public screening of their merging.

The Nerd’s Guide to Foam Fun

Hosted by Heather Wong
Rating: AP
Live demo of all the basic of craft foam techniques in cosplay & prop construction from the initial shaping to that final coat of paint!

The Official Policy Discussion Panel

Hosted by Brendan Hood
Rating: AP
Hosted by the Head of Safety for A20, this is an opportunity to discuss possible revisions and clarifications on current/future policies.

Themed WHAT?!

Hosted by Sashi Yu
Rating: 14P
Maids? Butlers? Grannies?! Whatever your poison, there’s a café/restaurant for that in Asia. Learn everything you need to know for your next trip!

THIS IS STUPID! Homestuck Act 2

Hosted by Christina Settingiano
Rating: 14P
Highly anticipated sequel to A19 & ATOA. Join your favourite characters once again for an entertaining panel full of awkward Qs & hilarious antics.

Touhou Hisoutensoku Tournament

Hosted by Jeremie Caisse
Rating: AP
Touhou 12.3 is a fighting game with a heavy emphasis on projectiles. Both newcomers & more experienced players are welcome. Come compete for prizes!

Touhou Kaeidzuka Tournament

Hosted by Dan Sanders
Rating: AP
Come compete against each other in Touhou’s 9th danmaku shooting game at Lunatic with single eliminations! Prizes will be given to the Top 3 players.

Touhou Project Panel

Hosted by Dan Sanders
Rating: 14P
An in-depth look into the popular series, featuring gameplay demos & its devoted fandoms -> ZUN, doujinshi , fanime, music, vendors etc.

Touhou Trivia Contest

Hosted by Jeremie Caisse
Rating: AP
Think you are the ultimate Touhou Fan? Contest will feature various difficulties.

Ultimate Moe Battle

Hosted by Jenny Lau
Rating: AP
Come cheer on & vote for your favourite Moe anime girl! Crown the Moe Queen of Animethon 20!

Weapons for Cosplay & in Fanart

Hosted by Ryan Robson
Rating: AP
Weapon demos geared toward cosplayers & artists for a better understanding of the logistics, correct poses & handling.

Weiss Schwarz Anime Card Game

Hosted by Darian Wirkowski
Rating: AP
Tutorial on how to play this trading card game. We will be covering the rules, the techniques etc.

What the heck is Dangan Ronpa?

Hosted by Gabrielle Phillips
Rating: 14P
Join us as we discuss a game series (now anime!) that's commonly described as the result of an unholy union btw Battle Royale & Ace Attorney.

Why Being a Brony is Manly

Hosted by Bryan Akazawa
Rating: AP
A discussion of why being a Brony could bring out the very best of what it means to be a “Man.” Zoology, history & pop culture aspect will be examined.

Yaoi Panel

Hosted by Kalyn Emmelkamp
Rating: 18P
Need we say more? Discussion. Improv. Games. PRIZES!

Zeldamania

Hosted by Shay Badry
Rating: AP
Come celebrate the history & succession of the franchise. There will be games & prizes to be won!