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Friday, April 8

11:00am HST

Vital Information for New Voice Actors
Ever thought of becoming a voice actor? Ever wondered what you need to know in order to enter the world of voice over? It takes more than plugging a microphone in and recording your voice. You need a lot more than that to make it in this industry. So how do you do it? Learn from Goofy and Koichi, two up-and-coming voice actors, taking everything they've learned from professional voice actors and relaying that info to you! Ask any questions you may have about the industry such as "How does the dubbing process work?" or "Where can I get information on the industry?". So come on down and be informed!

Friday April 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Room 315: Hawaii Convention Center

2:00pm HST

Intro to Manga and Anime
Did you know that manga like One Piece or Dragon Ball have sold over 100 million copies? Manga is the mainstream in Japan, and anime is also common and prevalent in Japan. Learn the basics of how a popular manga is made, and the link between manga and anime, and some basics of Japanese manga/anime world.

Friday April 8, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm HST
Room 316C: Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

3:45pm HST

Go! Go! Nihon - Live and Study in Japan
Informational panel on how to successfully live and study in Japan. Learn tips and tricks on how to get started, what to do when you get to Japan, and beyond! Find out how to realize your dreams of living in Japan.

Friday April 8, 2016 3:45pm - 5:15pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

8:00pm HST

Beyond Visual Kei: The Asian Underground Metal Scene
Looking to delve beyond the biggest rock/metal exports of Asia and see what they really have to offer? we will be moving past the pop and urban trends and treading into darker and heavier territory than the usual group of acts that find notoriety on this side of the world. from it's ancient cultural ties and rapid expansion in the last century to the darkest corners of modern extreme metal, we will be covering the culture, ties with other media, and of course the vibrant and epic music itself. come delve into the hidden gem that is Asian heavy metal!

Friday April 8, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm HST
Room 316C: Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

8:00pm HST

The Pop Pacific: Intro to Kpop & Jpop
Anime fans are often J-pop (Japanese pop) and K-pop (Korean pop) fans so learn about these fascinating music worlds from a fun academic point of view. We will cover the genres of J-pop and K-pop, along with the popular groups, and the role of entertaiment agencies in creating these groups.

Friday April 8, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm HST
Room 311: Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

8:15pm HST

Teaching English in Japan
Many attendees are interested in Japanese culture want to know how they can live in Japan. This panel is a good opportunity for people to learn about how they can live in Japan and have a very decent paying job and gain amazing experiences. Here you can learn about the process to apply for jobs, learn about live in Japan for foreigners, and some of the great things to experience in Japan.

Friday April 8, 2016 8:15pm - 9:45pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center
Saturday, April 9

11:30am HST

100 Days of 1 Punch
Want to lose a few pounds? Maybe get closer to that Anime Boy body? Then come get motivated with Ethan Fox and Super Mario as we show how 100 days of the famous One Punch Man workout pushed us towards our goals, and how you can take your health into your own hands and train to become a super hero for fun!

Saturday April 9, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm HST
Room 315: Hawaii Convention Center

12:00pm HST

Love Pop Culture? Learn How it Impacts our Daily Lives!
Come to learn more about the things you love. We look at anime, manga, video games, and kawaii culture in exciting and thoughtful ways!

Saturday April 9, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

1:00pm HST

Anime with Sign Language

We love Anime story, artwork, and exaggerated emotions. Try to re-tell an Anime action sequence into spoken words and it's just not the same. There is a work around this limitation by using Sign Language to Visually interpret Anime on-screen to realtime storytelling.

Saturday April 9, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

2:30pm HST

Thrift Cosplay
Do you find yourself desperately wanting to cosplay, but the prices are just too overwhelming? Do you cosplay, but find yourself breaking the bank just for the essentials? We will show you the ins and outs of cosplaying on a budget, as well as tips and tricks to making a spectacular cosplay

Saturday April 9, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm HST
Room 316A: Hawaii Convention Center

3:30pm HST

Manoa Medieval Combat: Casual Fighting with Foam Weapons
Have you ever been interested in LARPing, but got confused about the magic role play?, Ever needed an outlet to let off steam, stress, etc... from school, work, life, etc...?, Need a casual physical activity that is light, heavy, long, or short that is fun. Well Manoa Medieval Combat Club at the University of Hawaii is the activity you are looking for. We hold practices and events on campus which is easy to find and attend. Join us for this introductory panel in to the world of Boffering. participants must sign liability waiver, before starting activity. waivers will be available at the panel.

Saturday April 9, 2016 3:30pm - 6:30pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

3:45pm HST

Japanese Confectionary Corner: You can NOT resist!
Have some candy! ...and cookies and cakes, and maybe even some sodas! Come and join LostGamers Studios' Kassie and J in a whipped up frenzy of Japanese confections. We'll be covering the cultural history and importance of sweets as well as how to prepare some of the more popular desserts including dango, mochi, and more! We will also be showing just how important sweets are in anime - symbolism, tropes, and even entire themed series!

Saturday April 9, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm HST
Room 316A: Hawaii Convention Center

6:00pm HST

Ye Olde Intro to Steampunk
An introduction to Steampunk, from its roots and inspirations to its influence in the current day, with discussions on fashion and accessories, culture, music and literature and DIY steampunking.

Saturday April 9, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm HST
Room 315: Hawaii Convention Center

6:30pm HST

Christian Themes in Anime
What do Noragami, Naruto, and Death Note have in common with the Bible? Anime has several savior figures that resemble Jesus, and it's more apparent then you might think. Learn how to appreciate anime more by discovering how themes of redemption, sacrifice, and dedication are used in all kind of story telling, even the Bible!

Saturday April 9, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

6:45pm HST

Understanding Japanese Youth Through Anime, Evangelion, Attack on Titan and One Punch Man
Use anime to understand Japanese youth today, and their concerns. This panel will show you how anime reflects the concerns of youth of the time. We will look at anime after the collapse of the Japanese economic bubble, to show what Japanese youth had to face, whether in school or in looking for work.

Saturday April 9, 2016 6:45pm - 8:15pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

7:45pm HST

History of Yaoi
Yaoi, its infamous in the anime world but where did it come from? What are the origins of this boy love world? Why are fangirls so obsessed with it? 'Who knows?' isn't a answer we accept and we hope you don't ether.

Saturday April 9, 2016 7:45pm - 8:45pm HST
Room 316A: Hawaii Convention Center

9:45pm HST

Japanese Confections: Desserts After Dark 18+
Sweet. Salty. Creamy. Sticky...desserts, of course!After years of presenting dessert panels and studying the culture of sweets, the LostGamers crew has discovered just how dirty desserts could be. Sinfully decadent with more puns and innuendo than you can shake your Pocky stick at! Simply put, this panel still has (arguably) most of the educational joys of Japanese sweets but it's certainly not one for the kids, the easily offended, or the faint of heart.

Saturday April 9, 2016 9:45pm - 10:45pm HST
Room 315: Hawaii Convention Center
Sunday, April 10

10:00am HST

Cosplay and Copyright
Is cosplay illegal?! The internet is rife with misinformation regarding the (il)legality of of cosplay. Come find out what's true, what's false, and what the heck is actually going on.

Sunday April 10, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

12:15pm HST

Cosplay Armor & Construction: Secrets Revealed
People have talked about things like Pepakura, but we'll show you what it is, and how to use it! Plus, we'll explain how to use other materials, such as resin, Bondo, rondo, foam, contact cement, and where to get your supplies!

Sunday April 10, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

12:15pm HST

Furry 101
"Ever wonder what was up with that walking talking rabbit?

How about the person wearing a cat tail and ears?

Interested in finding like minded fans of The Loony Toons, Disney, and other 90s animal cartoons?

Look no further, in Furry 101 we'll explain to you what being a fan of anthropomorphic animals is about~! From fursonas to artwork, to fursuits and furcons, we‰Ûªll make sure you have a furtastic time. :3"

Sunday April 10, 2016 12:15pm - 1:15pm HST
Special Events 311: Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

12:30pm HST

Japanese Car Culture and the Art of the Drift
Before life was lived a quarter mile at a time, before the sightings of the ghost of Mount Akina, there was a culture of man and machine in Japan that rivaled anything seen in the west. From the very beginning of anime flashy and fast cars have found their way into anime and pop culture. Join us as we look at the history of the Japanese car scene, its progression and its worldwide legacy. We will look into the aspects of tuning culture that are uniquely Japanese, as well as things that have spread globally. We will also be exploring some of the many ties that car culture has had to anime (from the action hero in the awesome car to actual racing anime) and how the love of the automobile shines in popular art and media.

Sunday April 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm HST
Room 314: Hawaii Convention Center

1:30pm HST

Fanfiction 101 - Fanfiction Basics
It seems like everyone has an opinion on Fanfiction, but what is it? Where did it come from? Where is it going? Find out the basics of Fanfiction at our panel!

Sunday April 10, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

2:45pm HST

Fanfiction 102 - How to Write Fanfiction
Follow up to 2015's Fanfiction 101! What are the first steps to writing a story? How to make it the best it can be? What to do with it once you've written it? We'll have a practical plotting session and a Q & A. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday April 10, 2016 2:45pm - 3:45pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center

2:45pm HST

Superheroes in Manga & Anime
Representations of superheroes have been produced and viewed as some of the most important works in history of visual art and culture all over the world. This panel aims to promote competence through visual literacy while examining selected images of superheroes from Japanese manga and anime. It aims to reveal their socio-political and economic, as well as religio-cultural and historical backgrounds of production and reception. In addition, this panel brings out the emergence of the female superhero (heroine?) genre since 1970‰Ûªs that encompasses contesting values of gender. It demonstrates how the genre‰Ûªs empowerment fantasy has developed symbolically over traditional gender norms in society.

Sunday April 10, 2016 2:45pm - 5:45pm HST
Special Events 311: Hawaii Convention Center 1801 Kalakaua Avenue

4:00pm HST

Introduction to Comic Book Publishing Part 2
Introduction to Comic Publishing Part 2 covers selecting publication formats, logos and cover design, selecting printers or ebook vendors, marketing, promotions, and running the business.

Sunday April 10, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm HST
Room 316B: Hawaii Convention Center