Animethon Web Archive

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2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

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Fan Panels

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Fan Panels

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A Hitchhikers Guide to Cosplay

Hosted by Michelle Everett
Rating: AP
 
Have you ever wanted to begin cosplaying, but didn't know how to go about it? Interested in learning something new? Join us and find out!
 
A-thon Mixer 'n' Mingler
Hosted by Michael Pines
Rating: 14P
 
Come on in and socialize! A relaxed-yet-organized way to meet new people!
 
An Epic Reading of Harry Potter
Hosted by Thomas Legros
Rating: 14P
 
Come see the first Harry Potter live dubbed in a way you have never seen before!
 
An Introduction to Evangelion
Hosted by Alia Schamehorn
Rating: 14P
 
Ever had trouble with some of the themes and imagery in Evangelion? Have theories to discuss? Now is your chance to get some clarification and express your ideas!
 
Anime in Wonderland
Hosted by Catriona Michaluk
Rating: AP
 
Join us for a look at a favorite childhood story as it’s represented in Japanese media.
 
Art of Collecting Video Game Products
Hosted by Mustapha Adjiri
Rating: AP
 
This panel focuses on the art of finding and collecting video game products (games, consoles, accessories etc.).
 
Asian Ball Jointed Dolls
Hosted by Nicole Letersky
Rating: MP
 
Come learn all about dolls! The topics are endless; buying, company advice, care, maintenance etc.
 
Ask-A-Pony Panel
Chelsea Wong
Rating: AP
 
Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite ponies about their experiences in Equestria? Come join the Ask-A-Pony panel and ask them yourself!
 
Beyblade Tournament
Hosted by Ashley Masuch
Rating: AP
 
Bladers battle head to head until a victor is crowned. Prizes awarded to the top 4 bladers.
 
Can I Shoot It Yet?
Hosted by Wil Tetlock
Rating: 14P
 
An exploration of narrative in video games. What is a narrative? Is it necessary for the narrative to be engaging for a game to be enjoyable?
                                               
Cardfight!! Vanguard
Hosted by Ivan Poon
Rating: AP
 
Learn how to play Cardfight!! Vanguard as you watch two players fight it out as seen in the anime! A basic introduction to the card game will follow.
 
Cards Against Animethon
Hosted by Dan Ritchie
Rating: MP
 
What happens when you cram a group of Animethon patrons in a room and ask them to think of horrible things? Come find out!
 
Copic Markers 101
Hosted by Elise Zilinski
Rating: AP
 
Want to learn how to use Copic markers? Come to this panel to see some demos that will help you get started, and to try out the markers yourself!
 
Cosplay Bingo
Hosted by Avery Wong
Rating: AP
 
Players fill out a BINGO sheet by taking pictures of cosplayers doing the tasks depicted in the squares. If they fit the bill, snap a pic and get BINGO!
 
 
Cosplay Construction 101
Hosted by Corinna Chow
Rating: AP
 
Welcome to Cosplay Construction 101! This panel will show you the basics of sewing and how to start constructing a simple cosplay costume!
 
Cosplay Modeling and Armor Making 101
Hosted by Morgan Desjardins
Rating: AP
 
Come join Morgan Lynn, Isabel Klapwyk and Patrick Z. Carroll, as they explore the world of cosplay modelling and armor making!
 
Cosplay Scavenger Hunt Season 3
Hosted by Maria Gaborro
Rating: AP
 
Teams of 3-5 players will be given cosplay related clues; the first team to complete the list within the time limit wins!
 
Cosplay Weapons
Hosted by Ben Johnson
Rating: AP
 
This years project is Yoko's rifle from Gurren Lagann. Come and have a chance to win it!
 
Crossplay Pageant
Hosted by Landon Delisle
Rating: AP
 
Come see your favorite crossplayers compete in a contest, including a talent portion, to be crowned Mr. and Ms. Crossplay Animethon!
 
Dangerously Devious: Ask-A-Villain
Hosted by Mackenzie Henderson
Rating: 14P
 
Sure, heroes are amazing, but have you ever wondered what deep dark secrets their enemies are hiding? Now you have a chance to find out!
 
Dramatical Murder: Dramatically Awesome
Hosted by Kristina Lea
Rating: 18P
 
18+ dramatical murder theme panel. Lots of fun and games with your favourite dramatical murder characters!
 
Duct Tape Cosplay
Hosted by Ashley Johnson
Rating: AP
 
Duct tape, garbage bags, and cardboard don't make a cosplay…or do they? Come join an epic showdown, who can make the best duct tape cosplay?
 
Edmonton Lolita Presents: A Lolita Fashion Show
Hosted by Kayleigh Krasowski
Rating: AP
 
The Edmonton Lolita community hosts their very own fashion show! Witness beautiful outfits and learn more about Lolita fashion culture.
 
Event Photography and Social Media
Hosted by Christopher Triff
Rating: 14P
 
A panel to discuss event photography and social media; discussion will include the etiquette of taking photos, posting photos, and technicalities!
 
Figurines 101: Figurines and You
Hosted by Wyne Lok
Rating: AP
 
Introduction to figurines; how to spot bootlegs, how to maintain a collection, and what online resources are there to help you.
               
Foul Bachelor Frog Bingo
Hosted by Alexis Tavares
Rating: MP
 
Prove your nastiness. Share your shame. Win prizes.
 
Gambling on a Cardboard Dream
Hosted by Table Top Café
Rating: 12P
 
Owner of Table Top Cafe, Brian Flowers, hosts an Ask Me Anything, telling the story of making his dream of a board game cafe a reality.
 
Game Mastering 101
Hosted by Nick Godbout
Rating: 14P
 
So you've got a pen and paper roleplaying group, but no one to be Lord/Lady of the Universe? Come get pro tips from two veteran GMs on how to run a game.
 
GINTAMA Appreciation
Hosted by Lorren Saylon
Rating: 14P
 
What is GINTAMA? What is the goal of the anime? The main character doesn’t know either! Come and enter the crazy world of GINTAMA!
 
Gore Makeup Tutorial
Hosted by Kalyn Emmelkamp
Rating: AP
 
Learn how to accomplish both simple and complex wound and gore makeup. Find out where to buy the products and how to achieve the look you want!
 
Gundam 101
Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: AP
 
Zeta Gundam, Gundam Wing, Gundam Unicorn...it's enough to make your head spin! If don't know where to begin with Gundam, this is the panel for you!
 
Gunpla: Model Kits for Dummies            
Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: AP
 
The eternal struggle: your Gundam model looks nothing like how it does on the box. Don't fear! Come learn how to start building like a pro!
 
Handling Realistic Prop Weapons           
Hosted by Ryan Robson
Rating: 12P
 
Learn from a martial artist about weapon handling to improve your cosplay, writing, and art!
                                               
Hetalia World Conference
Hosted by Makenzie Jensen
Rating: 14P
 
Have you ever wanted to see what a world meeting is like? Come to the World Conference to find out!
                                               
History vs. Assassin's Creed
Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: 12P
 
Did Da Vinci really build a flying machine? Who were the Templars? Join the Assassins as we dive into the Animus and explore fact vs. fiction.
 
Introduction to Sewing
Hosted by Alexis Tavares
Rating: AP
 
Have you ever wanted to sew your own costume? Unsure of how to properly install a zipper? Don't know what a dart is? This panel is the place to learn!
 
Japanese 101
Hosted by Carmen Choo
Rating: AP
 
Want to learn the most basic Japanese possible? Japanese 101 is the beginner course for anyone who has little to no knowledge of the language!
 
Japanese for Beginners
Hosted by Heather Solomon
Rating: AP
 
"Nihongo wa totemo tanoshii desu yo!" Wait, what? Join Amiboshi for a quick introductory crash-course in the Japanese language.
 
K-pop Jeopardy
Hosted by Shelby Thierstein
Rating: AP
 
K-pop Jeopardy is back! Warm up your K-pop knowledge and join us for a fun-filled game of K-pop Jeopardy and your chance to win a special k-pop prize!
 
Kicking it Back Old School, K-pop Style
Hosted by Vicky Nguyen
Rating: 12P
 
Breaking down and teaching popular choreographed Korean dances.
 
Kingdom Hearts: After Dark
Hosted by Catriona Michaluk
Rating: MP
 
A chance for the older generation of Kingdom Hearts fans to get together and talk about their favourite aspects of the Kingdom Hearts fandom.
 
Kingdom Hearts: End of the World
Hosted by Catriona Michaluk
Rating: 14P
 
Join us as we trace the journey of Sora's heart from its humble beginnings to its final confrontation.
 
Local J-horror Film
Hosted by Steven Lundle
Rating: 12P

 A group of kids party with an exchange student from Japan. What happens after he tells them a ghost story is right out of a horror movie!
 
Mahou Shoujo: A History of Magical Girls
Hosted by Kayleigh Krasowski
Rating: AP
 
You may know of mahou shoujo, but do you know its history? Come join us and learn of the magical girl, the genre's history, and how it all began!
 
MARVELous Jeopardy
Hosted by Mackenzie Henderson
Rating: 12P
 
Think you know everything there is to know about the Marvel Universe? Think you know more about the Avengers, the X-Men, or Spiderman than anyone? Come test your knowledge!
 
Me, My Camera, and Japan
Hosted by Kei Cheung
Rating: 12P
 
Let two recent travelers to Japan take you on a photo journey through attractions, food, shopping, and anime locations!
 
Midnight Trivia Miracle Quiz
Hosted by Anna Hutchinson
Rating: 14P
 
Are you beary prebeared for this unbearable bear of a quiz? Come join the Persona 4 crew for some trivia fun and win some prizes for participating!
 
Monster High - Create A Beast
Hosted by Ashe Adams
Rating: AP
 
Freaky, Chic, and Fly, it's Monster High! Come and draw a freaky or fashionable monster to win prizes in this fun and creative contest.
 
Mystery Science Fanfiction 18+
Hosted by Heather Solomon
Rating: MP
 
In the style of Mystery Science Theatre, our panelists read some of the worst fanfiction the Internet has to offer for their pain and your pleasure.
 
No One is Dying But I'm Still Crying: Sport Animes & Mangas
Hosted by Ester Baculi
Rating: 12P
 
"It's never just about the sport" an ode to sports animanga. An insight and discussion to the sports genre and a mini game with giveaway prizes!
 
Pitch an Anime! A Game Show!
Hosted by Jenny Chan
Rating: 14P
 
Convince the Producer to turn your crazy idea into an Anime and win prizes! A creativity challenging game show using the 'Channel A!' board game!
                                               
Pokemon Snap Challenge
Hosted by Ash Blackley
Rating: 14P
 
The Pokemon Snap challenge is just as it sounds. Play by yourself or create a team to snap as many photos as you can within the time limit. Be creative!
 
Project Diva F 2nd
Hosted by Courtney Cain
Rating: AP
 
Come play the newest Vocaloid game - Project Diva F 2nd! This panel is open to all skill levels! There will be random draw prizes and high score prizes!
 
Rebuild of Evangelion: You Can (Not) Understand
Hosted by Oliver McCallum
Rating: 14P
 
Want to figure out what the heckie is going on in the beautiful world of these new Evangelion movies? Then this panel will be tumbling down with you!
                                               
Resources for Drawing Action Poses and Perspective
Hosted by Richard Poon
Rating: AP
 
Creating good action poses and perspective can be a challenge, but there are resources to help! This panel will introduce you to said resources.
 
Retro Game Collecting! A Panel Discussion and Guide
Hosted by Cameron Dunn
Rating: AP
 
Join Viral Outbreak Gaming as we discuss retro gaming; the rise and fall of the genre, collecting, game price guides, and proper care of your games.
 
Retro Rewind: 90's Edition
Hosted by Catriona Michaluk
Rating: AP
 
Join us for a nostalgic revisiting of your old favourites (and maybe some stuff you absolutely hated).  One thing is for certain; it will be a good time!
 
RWBY Panel: Welcome to Beacon
Hosted by Rhiannon Porter
Rating: AP
 
A Meet up for all RWBY fans alike. This will be a panel for fans to hang out with one another and talk about all things RWBY!
 
Sailor Moon Crystal
Hosted by Pauline French
Rating: 14P
 
Get the latest info on the Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary releases, Sailor Moon Crystal, and see some of the cool new merchandise in person.
 
Seiyuu 101
Hosted by Carmen Choo
Rating: 14P
 
Calling all fans! Do you have a passion for the voices behind your favorite characters? This is the panel for you!
 
Shingeki no Kyojin: Ask the Survey Corps
Hosted by Sarah Sosick
Rating: 14P
 
Animethon is about to receive a grim reminder... Come join the Shingeki no Kyojin ask panel and ask the Survey Corps all your burning questions.
 
Soundtrack Bingo
Hosted by Katrina Wolf
Rating: 12P
 
Test your knowledge of your favourite Japan-made video game soundtracks to win prizes of games, merchandise, and more!
 
Speed Drawing
Hosted by Victoria Bassingthwaite
Rating: 12P
 
You've got thirty seconds to draw a random subject. Be quick, because your time starts... Now!
 
Stage Presence: The Art of Performance             
Hosted by Brendan Hood
Rating: 14P
 
Learn the art of stage presence and performance from a veteran musician and performer whose credits include Vans Warped Tour and Tommy Banks Orchestra.
 
Super Fandom Crossover Mega Ask Time
Hosted by Marisa Hudson
Rating: 14P
 
Ever wish you could talk to some of your favourite characters? Maybe even get them in a room together to discuss hard-hitting questions? This is the panel for you!
 
Super Konichi-WHA?! Fighters
Hosted by Fuad Sakkab
Rating: 14P
 
Welcome to Super Konichi-WHA?! Fighters! Have a fun time and win awesome prizes while playing the craziest Japanese games that were never localized!
 
SuperWhoLock Ultra Bogus Adventure
Hosted by Marisa Hudson
Rating: 14P
 
If the world was ending, who would you call? Maybe these people, who have seen more than their fair share of trouble.
 
Tabletop Roleplaying for Beginners
Hosted by Nick Godbout
Rating: 14P
 
Ever wanted to try a tabletop roleplaying game like Dungeons and Dragons, Warhammer 40k: Dark Heresy, or Pathfinder? Now’s your chance!
                                               
The Concurrency of the End of Evangelion
Hosted by Raymond Chan
Rating: 14P
 
The second public screening of the finished version of The Concurrency of the End of Evangelion, a fan edit that splices together both Evangelion endings.
 
The European Con Experience: Animefest 2014
Hosted by Vlad G Pohnert
Rating: AP
 
Ever wanted to know what a European Anime Convention is like? How Guests, Cosplay, AMVs, panels and other events compare to ours? Join us and find out!
 
The Imagination and Suffering of Tokusatsu
Hosted by Raymond Chan
Rating: 14P
 
Who are these masked karate bugmen and teamwork spandex buddies that get parodied in your animu and vidya all the time? The answer is right here!
 
The Nerd's Guide to Cosplay 101
Hosted by Heather Wong
Rating: 12P
 
Nerd's Guide is back to help beginner cosplayers or those who simply want to join in on some cosplay fun! Get hints on sewing, finding resources, costume breakdown, and more!
 
Kagerou Project: Decoded
Hosted by Kaitlin Lyons
Rating: 14P
 
Join the Mekakushi Dan as they introduce you to their PVs from Kagerou Project, A.K.A. Mekakucity Actors.
 
THIS IS STUPID: Homestuck Oscars
Hosted by Christina Settingiano
Rating: 14P
 
The hosts of the popular THIS IS STUPID Ask Panels would like to cordially invite you to the official Homestuck Oscars of Animethon 2014!
 
To Love & Tolerate
Hosted by Julian Waterman
Rating: 14P
 
An overview of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; it's history, culture, and fan-created content, which continue to impress and inspire.
 
Touhou 13.5: Hopeless Masquerade Tournament
Hosted by Jeremie Caisse
Rating: AP
 
Come test your skills against other players in this Touhou 13.5: Hopeless Masquerade tournament! Prizes will be offered to the top contestants!
 
Touhou Project - Welcome to Gensokyo             
Hosted by Dan Sanders
Rating: 12P
 
Touhou is a game about girls who shoot laser beams. It's also a phenomenon including music, PVs, manga, and more. For both new fans and lunatics!

Ultimate MOE Battle
Hosted by Carmen Choo
Rating: AP

Come vote for your favorite girl for the title as MOE Queen at the Ultimate MOE Battle!

Urban Legends and the Scary Stories of Japan
Hosted by Tamara Hepner-Coates
Rating: MP
 
Summer means getting a dose of natural air conditioning only ghost stories can provide. Do you like things that go bump in the night? Join us and listen to some urban legends!
 
Video Game Name That Tune
Hosted by Alfred Lim
Rating: AP
 
How did that one song on that one level go again? Test your might at Video Game Name That Tune!
 
Vocaloid 101
Hosted by Colleen Holt
Rating: 14P
 
Singing Robots? Leeks? NND? What?! Vocaloid 101 is the Beginner's Guide to Miku and the Vocaloid community!
 
Weiss Schwarz Card Game Panel
Hosted by Darian Wirkowski
Rating: AP
 
We will be demonstrating and allowing people to play the Weiss Schwarz anime card game.
 
Who Said it
Hosted by David Moore
Rating: AP
 
In this game show, contestants try to guess what their opponents write down, if right their opponent is out. Last man standing wins the round.
                                               
Why You Should Go Live and Work in Japan...RIGHT NOW!
Hosted by Bryan Akazawa
Rating: MP
 
Love Japan and its culture? Thought about taking a trip? Why not experience it with gusto by going there to work and live, possibly for years!
 
Wigs for Beginners
Hosted by Nicole Letersky
Rating: 12P
 
Styling and care of wigs.
                                               
Yaoi Panel
Hosted by Kalyn Emmelkamp
Rating: 18P
 
Come in, talk about yaoi, play some improv games, and win prizes. If you know nothing about yaoi, come learn! Not for the faint hearted.
 
YEGDND Fantasy Adventure Improv!
Hosted by Tom Blazejewicz
Rating: 14P
 
Enjoy improv theatre as our gamer actors play a DND based fantasy adventure live on stage! Join in the fun as the audience rolls our giant d20 dice!
 
Zapp's Spaceship of Love presents: Critical Fail! -- -- We Play D&D with the Audience!
Hosted by Donald Evans
Rating: 14P
 
From that miraculous group that brought you the Zapp Brannigan panels at Sakura-Con comes a new twist on convention entertainment!
 
Zapp's Spaceship of Love Presents: Variety Hour            

Rating: 14P
Donald Evans
Another panel from the geniuses who brought you the Zapp Brannigan panels at Sakura-Con, Variety Hour is a panel not for the faint of heart!