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Welcome to the schedule for Katsucon 19 in 2013!

Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.

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Friday, February 15
 

11:00am

SAO Closed Practice
Speakers
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Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

11:30am

GO GO GIJINKA: Your Guide to Gijinka Cosplay

Have you ever wanted to be one of your favorite pokemon or non-human characters? Not sure if you can gijinka 'that thing'? Bring it forward! A gathering of minds can always help awaken everyones creativity. Please join three talented gijinka cosplayers in this panel where we will be walking you through the process of creating your perfect gijinka costume, from concept sketch to finishing that last stitch. Wearing a gijinka cosplay to this panel is encouraged, either for critique or simply just to show off what you've got!


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30am - 12:15pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

12:00pm

Anime Live Actions

If you like anime there might be a live action for you! Come learn about some of the vast live actions shows that were made from some of the popular anime and manga such as GTO, Hana Yori Dango, Ouran High School Host Club, Rurouni Kenshin, and more. After the presentation there will be a discussion on the different live actions.


Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

12:00pm

Traveling in Japan

A discussion of how to get to Japan, what to do while you're there, and how to get around.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

12:00pm

Fashion Expose: Does This Make Me Look Kawaii? w/ Tainted Reality

Join fashion designer Ladie Eve, owner of the raver accessory brand Dreaded Eden, as she showcases varies styles that are common among anime convention attendees, and also gives her advice about how you can achieve your own unique look without taking it too far! Will also include a free raffle of Dreaded Eden items!


Speakers

Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

12:00pm

Pokemon Nintendo DS Party w/ Dave Lister

FUN! Tips on breeding, training, etc. How to legitimately chain and catch shinies!  Trivia!  Music!  Contests!  Prizes!  Free Pokemanz!  Trade with lots of other Pokéfans!  Bring your DS and favorite Pokémon DS game!


Speakers
avatar for Dave Lister

Dave Lister

Some say that Dave Lister is made of Legos. This is false. Composed mostly of coffee, Dave has learned to work without unnecessary things like sleep (though this may also be speculation, as he is often observed face-down on his laptop). Dave got his roots in the industry by accidentally creating the webcomic, Paradox Lost in early 2000. Though it was intended simply to be a means for Dave to polish his art and writing skills, its success led to... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

12:00pm

Pokemon Meet & Greet

Ever want to talk to a real LIVE Pokemon Professor?  This is your chance.  You can ask questions about rules, play a game and even learn some really cool new strategies.


Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

12:00pm

Kimono Photo Shoot

Have you ever wanted to be photographed while wearing a gorgeous Kimono?  Well, now's your chance!  Stop by anytime between noon to 4pm to be dressed, beautifully posed and professionally photographed by Kuniko-san.


Speakers
avatar for Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 12:00pm - 3:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

12:15pm

Japan 101: Lessons Learned

Do you have an interest in traveling to Japan?  Are you crazy about Tokyo (even though you've probably never been)?  Are you just simply fascinated by Japanese culture?  If so, then you'll enjoy hearing about my lessons learned as I traveled to Japan via Tokyo, Yokohama and Kyoto.  I'll share funny (and scary) stories about my journey, tons of travel tips, the do's and dont's of Japanese culture, awesome neighborhoods in Tokyo, Japanese cuisine, and more.


Friday February 15, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

12:45pm

Drama, Dorama?

Want a way to further emerge yourself into the Asian cultures then come learn about their Dramas aka their TV Shows. Here we'll talk about shows from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Learn the actors, the history, what shows have been done in more than one country and become a more well rounded fan of Asia.


Friday February 15, 2013 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

12:45pm

International Cosplay Culture with Yaya Han

Cosplay is a global phenomenon! Join Yaya for a fun hour of photos and stories from her many trips to International conventions and cosplaying experiences in different cultures, such as Japan, Italy, Australia, Great Britain, Germany, Brazil, Mexico etc.


Speakers
avatar for Yaya Han

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won many awards and... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

1:00pm

Lost in Translation

Lisle was actually in the Academy Award winning film "Lost in Translation", but she also does a lot of work as a freelance interpreting, including everything from doing on-set interpreting for commercials and movie sets, to interpreting for business meetings, etc. This panel is for those of you who might be interested in entering the world of interpreting/translating, and she will give you some of the ins and outs of the industry, as well as some of the interesting and funny experiences she has had throughout her work as an interpreter/translator.


Speakers
avatar for Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

1:00pm

Webcomics are serious Business w/ Mike Hall & Ryan Thompson

It's no secret that webcomics have near infinite potential for popularity, but a decent drawing hand alone won't get you far. Learn some of the do's and dont's of serious webcomic work, from regular updates, to writing, to the overuse of "popular content". We'll tackle the more valid side of typical webcomic criticisms, and offer basic practical insights for serious creators hoping to go places with their webcomics.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Hall

Mike Hall

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

1:00pm

Ultraman (TV-PG)

(Eps 1-7)


When the world is threatened by alien invaders and giant prehistoric monsters, there is only one agency equipped to handle the situation, The Science Patrol, an ultra-sophisticated police force equipped with high-tech weaponry and spacecrafts. Led by Captain Muramatsu, the team defends the planet from the unknown. When their weaponry can't stop their foes, one of their members, Hayata, transforms into the giant superhero from Nebula M713... Ultraman!

Afterward, please join us in Main Events at 4:00 PM for Opening Ceremonies.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

1:15pm

Beginner's Guide to Cosplay

So you want to get into cosplaying, but have no idea where to start? Well stop by and learn almost every you want to know such as where to get wigs, to how to start a photoshoot.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

1:30pm

K-Pop Husbands

Have your eyes set on a handsome South Korean star? Have your eyes set on many? Come ride the Korean Wave as we discuss your favorite K-Pop stars and decide upon who reigns supreme as the true K-Pop Husbands!


Friday February 15, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

1:30pm

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Conqueror of Shamballa (TV-14) & The Premium OVA Collection (TV-PG)

Conqueror of Shamballa

 

It is 1923 in Munich. Two years have passed since Edward Elric's sacrifice ripped him out of his world and into ours, separating him from his younger brother, Alphonse. In that time, Ed's continued research into rocketry has allied him with Alphonse Heiderich, a fellow researcher who oddly resembles Ed's brother. Progress has been slow, however, and Ed has become discouraged. But when he saves a quiet Gypsy girl with the power to read minds, Ed is quickly pulled into a plot by the Thule Society and the burgeoning Nazi Party that could drag both worlds into a terrible war.

 

Meanwhile, back in his own world, Al has been unlocking new secrets of alchemy and gaining incredible powers, all in the hopes of finding Ed.

 

Battling the occult, ideological extremists, and monstrous Homunculi lurking in the shadows; can the brothers find a way to reunite without causing chaos and bloodshed? What will happen when the world of alchemy and the world of modern science collide?

 

Premium OVA Collection

 

The Fullmetal Alchemist universe expands with new stories that reunite almost all of the original U.S. cast in four eye-opening tales available for the first time outside of Japan.

 

In the Interactive Experience (“State Alchemists vs. Homunculi”), you're on the front line against the Homunculus scourge. This short was originally shown at Universal Studios Japan as cross-promotion for the Shamballa movie. In the “Live Action” featurette, the search for truth continues with Alphonse Elric in modern Japan.  Then, you're invited to the “Chibi Party”, but don't arrive late... With Gluttony on the guest list, the finger foods - and fingers - probably won't last long. Finally, the “Kids” short offers proof that innocence lost can be found again.

 

Afterwards, please join Katsucon in Main Events for Opening Ceremonies at 4:00 PM.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

1:30pm

Xenosaga - The Animation (TV-14)

(Eps 1-6)

4000 years after abandoning the Earth, the fate of humanity now hangs on the actions of a tiny few! Under attack by a merciless enemy from another dimension, the crew of the spaceship Woglinde must fight not only to save their own lives, but also to keep a mysterious monolith with unknown powers out of the claws of mankind's most fearsome enemy. The monolith is called the Zohar, and the evil Gnosis will stop at nothing to get it.


Enter KOS-MOS, a robotic weapon as dangerous and misunderstood as she is beautiful. Designed to protect humankind, she may be its last hope... or the instrument of its downfall.

Afterwards, please join us in Main Events at 4:00 PM for Opening Ceremonies.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

1:45pm

FUNimation Q&A

Catch up on the state of the industry, direct form FUNimation. Hear the latest news and get updates on upcoming releases live at the show. Stick around till the end of the show for some special announcements.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

1:45pm

Con Survival 101

Your first con? Last one was a disaster? Veteran congoer Kat "Tigress" Ingersoll gives you tips, tricks and horror stories to help you make your con a safe and happy one.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

1:45pm

Beginner's Intro to 3D Modeling
Limited Capacity filling up

Working with the participants to make small models using various materials, and then giving an overview or tips and tricks of modeling, using visual techniques to replicate and manipulate the model on a computer using basic animation software.


Friday February 15, 2013 1:45pm - 4:45pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

2:00pm

K-Pop 101

Fan of Big Bang? Girls’ Generation? BEAST? Kara? SHINee? Come join us in a discussion about Korean Pop music and its growing popularity around the world! A variety of music videos will be shown as well as trivia questions with prizes at the end.  All ages are welcome to this one!!


Friday February 15, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

2:00pm

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Japan

A fun, hectic crash course through the culture, history, current affairs, geography, politics, and many other aspects of Japan.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Friday February 15, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

2:00pm

Tiger & Bunny (TV-PG) Episodes 1-4

Stern Bild City is a thriving metropolis where superheroes called "NEXTs" protect the streets, sponsors pull the strings, and a hugely popular show called Hero TV captures all of it. Veteran hero Kotetsu Kaburagi (a.k.a. Wild Tiger) and hotheaded new hero Barnaby Brooks, Jr. (nicknamed Bunny by his friends) are forced to team up not only to protect Stern Bild City, but to earn as many points on Hero TV as possible.

Joined by a diverse cast of heroes, all with different powers and answering to their own corporate sponsors, Tiger and Bunny must find a way to work together, uncover the secret of the "Ouroboros," and earn enough points to become this year's King of Heroes.

Afterward, please join us in Main Events at 4:00 PM for Opening Ceremonies.


Friday February 15, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

2:15pm

How to wear "skimpy" costumes while still being modest

A how-to guide on wearing more revealing costumes. This panel covers costume structure, types of double sided tape, the way you carry yourself, undergarments and tricks of the trade. Additionally, this panel also covers how to react to inappropriate comments, creepers/photographers and uncomfortable situations. Photographers can also attend since there is a small section on how to approach cosplayers and react to them. Q&A at the end!


Friday February 15, 2013 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

2:30pm

VIP Meet & Greet
Speakers
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Chisuji

Original Artist – Code Name: Leo “The BitMonkey” Saunders Occupation: “Systemized Organic War Machine”………and part-time hack artist Current Mission: Finding his attention span long enough to complete art work Like most children born in the 70’s, Leo Saunders was one of many European experimental government attempts at creating a new breed of soldier…They failed miserably! What... Read More →
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Harknell

Harknell is the quieter half of the Onezumi Studios team. He prevents Oni Hartstein from punching anyone in the face and many other things. He is best known for his production work on Oni’s Lovecraftian Webcomic @ Onezumi.com and her awesome quirky, spooky lifestyle blog @Onezumiverse.com. He also supports the creative community through his WordPress plugin development @Awsom.org. As co-founder of Intervention, the... Read More →
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Mookie

Michael “Mookie” Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, “Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire.” Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what’s so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their... Read More →
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Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
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Onezumi

Call me “Oni”. It’s easier. | I am a bohemian art miscreant that lives in New Jersey and runs OnezumiVerse, a lifestyle blog that happens to be the most influential and authentic voice focusing on quirkiness and haunted attractions. I have worked professionally for The Disney Channel, but decided I wanted creative control over my work and have been a strong voice in webcomics for over 9 years. I draw Stupid and Insane... Read More →
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →
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Steve Bennett

Steve first honed his artistic chops when he was just a teenager living in Tokyo. He landed a part-time gig with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma and was lucky enough to work on series like Only You and Yamamoto.Later he was able to turn this experience into an actual job in the Statesófrom 1997 until 2004 Steve was Artistic Director and part owner of Studio Ironcat, which published several manga... Read More →
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Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →
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Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics “It Sucks to be Weegie” and “Ensign Sue Must Die!” as part of Interrobang Studios’ Pot Luck Comics. His art has also been... Read More →
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T. Campbell

An ex-stage actor and failed Internet shut-in, T Campbell has written eighteen gazintillion pages of comics, won some awards and gotten high-flying writers to praise his work, so if you don’t love his series, it’s probably your own damn fault. Besides Guilded Age, his series include Quiltbag, Penny and Aggie, Fans, Rip and Teri, Widgetitis, Divalicious and Cool Cat Studio, plus about fourteen seconds’ worth of work for Marvel... Read More →
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Super Art Fight

Born under a dark moon, the creative combat showcase known as Super Art Fight has traveled all across the US since its inception five years ago, but no matter how far they travel, or how big they become, they consider Katsucon home. Join them this year as they continue their trail of broken markers and rocked faces, as “The Greatest Live Art Competition In The Known Universe” presents another of their relentless live shows. We may... Read More →
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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →
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Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →
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Garth Graham

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn’t, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a... Read More →
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Mike Hall

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
avatar for Yaya Han

Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won many awards and... Read More →
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THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →
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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →
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Phil Kahn

A longtime Professional Neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various Webcomic, Webcomic Criticism, and Webcomic Enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to good use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT Support Specialist and Pokémon Trainer, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the... Read More →
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Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →
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Dave Lister

Some say that Dave Lister is made of Legos. This is false. Composed mostly of coffee, Dave has learned to work without unnecessary things like sleep (though this may also be speculation, as he is often observed face-down on his laptop). Dave got his roots in the industry by accidentally creating the webcomic, Paradox Lost in early 2000. Though it was intended simply to be a means for Dave to polish his art and writing skills, its success led to... Read More →
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Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
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Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation is a globtrotting documentary that filmed across the US. Joshua Adams who is an internet radio DJ on Cyberstationusa.com and filmmaker Uke Li, collaborated to make a documentary on the lives of cosplayers across America. In December 2010, the journey began at a cosplay ice skating event in Boston. Since then, these men have crusaded from Puerto Rico to Hawaii and 20+ conventions, including Katsucon 18, capturing the... Read More →
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Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →
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Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →
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Bill Rogers

Since his debut in “Assemble Insert” back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you’ve watched “Shingu”, “KO Beast”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Madara, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Queen’s Blade&rdquo... Read More →
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Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background... Read More →
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Tavisha Simons-Wolfgarth

Tavisha produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes ìWiredPsycheî) along with her husband, Rikki Simons. After a decade of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha has had the opportunity to work with a variety of properties, attaching her much loved spin to them. A fan favorite, Tavisha has designed manga versions of established western cartoon characters for... Read More →
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Ryan Thompson

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is overjoyed to return to Katsucon 19. The Geeks and Katsucon go way back. How far back? When the Geek Comedy Tour first performed at Katsucon, Blockbuster and Myspace were still THINGS. Homestuck didnít exist (and Homestuck fans were still in Kindergarten). When The Geek Comedy Tour first performed their nerdcore/party/digital/yolo/comedy show, you could still buy anime on VHS in the dealerís room. This year... Read More →
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Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

3:00pm

Kamishibai (Storytelling) with Jamie Rosenberg

Kamishibai is a Japanese form of storytelling with pictures; this panel will be conducted with original Japanese materials provided by the japanese Embassy. Children ages 3 and up welcome.


Speakers
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Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Friday February 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

3:00pm

Brief History of Japan - The Early Years

This panel talks about the history of Japan to the medieval times, so that fans can have a better sense of the historical context that has helped shape some of their favorite anime and manga. Findout why you too might like yayoi! Poetry for sex and politics inthe Heian era! The rise of the Samurai!


Speakers
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Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

3:00pm

Adventure Time Discussion Panel

What time is it? Adventure Time!  Come along with us as we peek into the Land of Ooo and follow the heroic Jake the Dog and Finn the Human on their quest to save the day!


Friday February 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

3:00pm

Japanese Indie Rock: A brief history

From Number Girl to Masu Dore, from Asian Kung-Fu Generation to Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, Japan's independent music underground has produced some of the greatest bands the world has ever seen. Join us as we discuss these bands and others, and of course play some fantastic music!


Friday February 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

3:00pm

So You Want to Write an RPG? Designing mechanics and basic setting structure

Ever wanted to create an RPG? Here's where you start! Come join veterans or beginners in this craft as we look into shaping not just a setting, but the mechanics for an original game. Whether you plan to publish or just enjoy with friends, this is where it all begins!


Friday February 15, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

3:15pm

Naming Your Price

You've got a great product, it's your first (or hundredth) Artists' Alley, and you're really excited to go earn all the money in the universe! But how much does your product cost, and how much SHOULD it cost? Two members of the Hooked on Chibis! staff are here to help you set fair prices, share their tabling stories, and answer all your questions.


Friday February 15, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Autograph Area

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES


Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

4:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES
Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES
Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

4:00pm

4:00pm

CLOSED FOR OPENING CEREMONIES
Friday February 15, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

4:15pm

Dance Lessons

Are you all ready for the Formal Ball? Are you ready to show off on the dance floor? Not so much? Got your costume all figured out, but still have two left feet? Don't worry; we can help! Come join us and learn everything you need to know to dance the night away!


Friday February 15, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

4:30pm

M.I.N.D Q&A
Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

4:30pm

An Introduction to the Japanese Language 1

An introduction to spoken Japanese, including greetings and basic grammar.


Speakers
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Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

4:30pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony panel is a demonstration of thenRyakubon ceremony, a traditional Japanese thin tea ceremony. The panel will also include a discussion on the history of tea in Japan, and the origins of the ceremony, its symbolism, and its roots in Zen. Li Izumi studied the tea ceremony in Akita, Japan and has been hosting the Japanese Tea Ceremony panel with Akiko at various conventions since 2004.


Speakers
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Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

4:30pm

Hetalia: Ask a Nation!

Dying to know Italy's favorite pasta? What does Russia keep under that scarf? Just how bad is England's cooking? And where the heck IS Canada, anyway?! The nations of Hetalia are back to answer more of your questions! More fun than the Spanish Inquisition!


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

4:30pm

Tokusatsu for Girls

Maybe it's the complex plots, the intricate costume designs, the touching relationships, the Japanese men in spandex...or maybe you just like to watch things blow up. Whatever your interest, come to this panel to find out why more girls should be watching Tokusatsu, Japanese superhero shows.


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

4:30pm

Crispin Freeman & Steve Blum
Speakers
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Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →
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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Autograph Area

4:30pm

Mock Combat for Cosplay for Beginners w/ Chris Ayres
Speakers
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Potomac 5

4:30pm

Ninja Ninja Challenge!!

Do you have what it takes to face the many challenges of the Shinobi? Are you willing to put yourself on the line for the glory of your Ninja Clan? Does free Ramen sound good to you? If you answered yes to any of these questions; then "Ninja Ninja Challenge!!" is right for you!! Come join Godly team Cosplay for 2hrs of improv, games, and fun as teams of Ninja battle it out towards victory!! For Honor!! For the Clan!! For Ramen!! ...And yes, there will be Wasabi...


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

4:30pm

Ghastly Prince Enma Burning Up (TV-14)

(Eps 1-4)

Meet the Demon Patrol: a hotheaded demon prince; a sultry, half-naked ice princess; a lusty frog-demon spy; a talking wizard hat... and one little girl. This rag-tag group has been charged with the protection of Earth from a multitude of demons who would love nothing more than to bring their world crashing down around them. They'll face off against a vengeful squid, a somnambulant kitty cat, a pot full of snakes, a night-stalking deciduous, a hater of crotches, and even a literal butthead! Descend into an unreality filled with pratfalls, lewd behavior, and enough obscure cultural jetsam to drown us all!


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

4:30pm

Ristorante Paradiso (TV-14)

When Nicoletta was a little girl, her mother, Olga, abandoned her and ran off to Rome to remarry. Fifteen years later and now a young woman, Nicoletta travels to Rome with the intention of ruining her mother's life. She tracks Olga down to a restaurant called Casetta dell'Orso, but the second Nicoletta steps through its door, everything changes.

 

It's a peculiar place staffed entirely by mature gentlemen wearing spectacles, and she, like their clientele, is helpless against their wise smiles and warm voices. Before Nicoletta realizes it, her plans for vengeance start to fade, and she's swept up in the sweet romance of everyday Italian life.

 


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

4:30pm

Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts 2! (TV-14)

(Eps 1-7)

Yoshii's a good-hearted goofball enrolled at a school where students settle their differences by summoning Avatars, pint-sized stand-ins with battle powers based on academic ability. That "academic ability" part is bad news for idiotic Yoshii - he's stuck in lowly Class F with the slackers. If these misfits want to escape their dump of a classroom and earn some respect, they'll have to fight their way up the ranks and take on Class A, the brightest students on campus. It's going to be tough, that's for sure, but once the underachievers of Class F get motivated, they don't give up - and Yoshii can't even spell surrender!


Friday February 15, 2013 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

4:45pm

PUBLISHING FOR THE SPECIALTY MARKET w/ Sarah from Interrobang Studios

Dreaming of writing or drawing for a living?  It feels like nobody can tell you what’s between Step 1. COLLECT UNDERPANTS and Step 3. PROFIT! If comicking, illustration, or text-based gamecrafting are your passion, let's talk publishing and make them your paycheck.


Speakers
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Sarah Martinez

Interrobang Studios


Friday February 15, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

5:00pm

Iron Cosplay

Have you ever thrown together a cosplay of duct tape and cardboard, sat in a reg line sewing together pants, or had to remedy an unfortunate cosplay malfunction during a con? If you have then you should come down to Iron Cosplay where we have teams face off to make the best costume out of a random assortment of things and the secret ingredient. The best team will be crowned the champion and get all the spoils of victory.


Friday February 15, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

5:00pm

Panty and Stocking Panel w/ Jamie Marchi & Monica Rial
Speakers
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Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
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Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

5:30pm

Kamen Rider: Celebrating over 40 years of Justice!

"Come and check out Kamen Rider, and it's Impressive 40+ year history!Learn about its Influences in other Japanese media! Figure Out what Rider series would be best to start with or what to watch next! Rider Jump right in and Join Us In a Celebration Of Kamen Rider!"


Friday February 15, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

5:30pm

Formal Dance
Friday February 15, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

5:30pm

Katsucon 19 AMV Contest

Come out and see some of the best AMVs sent to Katsucon in the annual AMV Contest.


Friday February 15, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

5:45pm

Sociology of Cosplay with Yaya Han

Join Yaya Han for her signature panel on the Sociology of Cosplay. We will talk about the many odd social aspects of cosplay - From what cosplay means to you, what type of cosplayers there are, to hot topics such as cyber-trolling of cosplayers as individuals and the community as a whole, misconceptions of sexy cosplays, how social media has affected cosplay, and where cosplay is heading in the future. Audience participation is encouraged!


Speakers
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Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won many awards and... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

5:45pm

Bad Anime, Bad!!

The pain! Oh dear God, the pain!! How could you ever allow these shows to see the light of day?! We take no responsibility for any psychological damage done when we show (re: inflict upon) you some of the worst of the worst. And they say 'Cruel & Unusual Punishment' is illegal in this country!


Friday February 15, 2013 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

6:00pm

Soran Bushi (Folk Dancing) by Chin Hayama

Please join Chin Hayama as they present the art and technique of Soran Bushi, traditional Japanese Folk Dancing.  You will learn history of this art and also be able to try your hand at various steps and techniques.


Speakers
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Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

6:00pm

Webcomic Artist Joint Panel

To combat Earth's mightiest villains, the webcomics artists here at Katsucon have banded together. However, due to Earth's badly polluted atmosphere, their powers can only sustain them for sixty minutes, Go, webcomic artists! Fight in the name of love and justice!


Speakers
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Chisuji

Original Artist – Code Name: Leo “The BitMonkey” Saunders Occupation: “Systemized Organic War Machine”………and part-time hack artist Current Mission: Finding his attention span long enough to complete art work Like most children born in the 70’s, Leo Saunders was one of many European experimental government attempts at creating a new breed of soldier…They failed miserably! What... Read More →
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Harknell

Harknell is the quieter half of the Onezumi Studios team. He prevents Oni Hartstein from punching anyone in the face and many other things. He is best known for his production work on Oni’s Lovecraftian Webcomic @ Onezumi.com and her awesome quirky, spooky lifestyle blog @Onezumiverse.com. He also supports the creative community through his WordPress plugin development @Awsom.org. As co-founder of Intervention, the... Read More →
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Mookie

Michael “Mookie” Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, “Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire.” Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what’s so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their... Read More →
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Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
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Onezumi

Call me “Oni”. It’s easier. | I am a bohemian art miscreant that lives in New Jersey and runs OnezumiVerse, a lifestyle blog that happens to be the most influential and authentic voice focusing on quirkiness and haunted attractions. I have worked professionally for The Disney Channel, but decided I wanted creative control over my work and have been a strong voice in webcomics for over 9 years. I draw Stupid and Insane... Read More →
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Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics “It Sucks to be Weegie” and “Ensign Sue Must Die!” as part of Interrobang Studios’ Pot Luck Comics. His art has also been... Read More →
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T. Campbell

An ex-stage actor and failed Internet shut-in, T Campbell has written eighteen gazintillion pages of comics, won some awards and gotten high-flying writers to praise his work, so if you don’t love his series, it’s probably your own damn fault. Besides Guilded Age, his series include Quiltbag, Penny and Aggie, Fans, Rip and Teri, Widgetitis, Divalicious and Cool Cat Studio, plus about fourteen seconds’ worth of work for Marvel... Read More →
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Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →
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Mike Hall

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
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Phil Kahn

A longtime Professional Neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various Webcomic, Webcomic Criticism, and Webcomic Enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to good use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT Support Specialist and Pokémon Trainer, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the... Read More →
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Tavisha Simons-Wolfgarth

Tavisha produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes ìWiredPsycheî) along with her husband, Rikki Simons. After a decade of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha has had the opportunity to work with a variety of properties, attaching her much loved spin to them. A fan favorite, Tavisha has designed manga versions of established western cartoon characters for... Read More →
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Ryan Thompson

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

6:00pm

An International Game of Telephone

This is a timeline of Japanese cross-cultural trade. It highlights how Japan and the US have traded ideas back and forth since the Meiji restoration, including film, music, zombies, animation, comics and other, less well-known representations (like wrestling and fashion). It is structured as a sort of "game of telephone," with each side borrowing ideas, altering them, then presenting them in new forms of media and consumption. It also discusses Douglas Gray's "Cool Japan" essay, Roland Kelt's Japanamerica thesis and touches upon the historical "identity crisis" Japan has dealt with in the past few centuries. 


Speakers
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Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a knowledge otaku. In 2011, he received his MA in socio-cultural anthropology, and has traveled extensively, presenting lectures on fandom dynamics, Japanese culture and sacred practice in media, folklore and mythology. By day, he edits fiction, indulges in the occasional JRGP (he is an avid Poke-holic), and is currently compiling a book on the impact and representations of Japanese sacred culture in media. You can read some... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

6:00pm

Memoirs of a 6 Ft. Blonde Geisha

Memoirs of a 6 ft. Blonde Geisha is a reflection on the various experiences of Lisle Wilkerson as a child who lived her whole life in Tokyo, Japan. She shares experiences about growing up in Japan, as well as "reverse culture shock" experiences since moving back to the U.S. Also Q&A so people can ask about  Japan, the culture & customs as well as differences between US/Japan.


Speakers
avatar for Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

6:00pm

Make Your Own Plushie
Limited Capacity full

Would you like to know how to make a basis plushie doll?  Then this is the panel for you!  You can come and make a plushie, no sewing skills necessary.  Supplies will be provided so come and enjoy!


Friday February 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

6:30pm

Ano hana – The Flower We Saw That Day (TV-PG)

(Eps 1-4)

Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past. With their childhood friend Menma back in their lives, the "Super Peace Busters" put their personal issues aside and work together to grant her one true wish. But to do it right, they'll have to overcome years of shame, hard feelings, and heartache.


Friday February 15, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

6:30pm

Devil May Cry – The Animated Series (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-6)

Cursed to live as both monster and man, Dante must spend his life fighting the demonic forces of darkness. Brandishing his sword, Rebellion, and his always-loaded guns, Ebony and Ivory, Dante is more than happy to send the demons back to hell - especially when there's money to be made.


Friday February 15, 2013 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

6:45pm

FUNimation Industry Panel

Come and find out what's up with FUNimation, one of the leaders in North American anime. We'll have all the latest and greatest about some of your favorite shows, and info about what's new too!


Friday February 15, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

7:00pm

Bloomin' Crafts
Limited Capacity full

Come and create a variety of flower and cherry blossom themed crafts for the whole family. Please be aware that there will be a limit to the first 30 people.


Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

7:00pm

Show! Don't Tell!: Creating Expressive Characters for Cartoons & Comics w/ Kevin Bolk

Do you like your drawings but feel they lack that certain "something" that could give your characters more life? The solution may be simpler than you think. Cartoonist Kevin Bolk (I'm My Own Mascot, Ensign Sue Must Die!) reveals the nuts and bolts of character expression, gesture, "line of action" and other techniques to help make your characters more emotive and expressive. Bring your drawing pad!


Speakers
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Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics “It Sucks to be Weegie” and “Ensign Sue Must Die!” as part of Interrobang Studios’ Pot Luck Comics. His art has also been... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

7:00pm

What The Hell Went Wrong: Dragonball Evolution w/ Danny Kang

In the latest of the "What The Hell Went Wrong" series, the Tainted Reality crew takes a look at one of the most despised films in all of nerd culture: Dragonball Evolution! This interactive panel also allows fans to vent their pain and how this piece of Hollywood destroyed your childhood!


Speakers
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Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

7:00pm

Jamie Marchi & Monica Rial
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Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
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Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autograph Area

7:00pm

Unlimited Bleach Works

A panel that will go over all the need-to-knows, lesser knowns, & funny 'Lolz, wut?' moments that have occurred throughout the train wreck which is Bleach.


Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

7:00pm

C – Control (TV-14)

(Eps 1-7)

Kimimaro is a hard-working college student, raised by his grandmother after his mother died and his father went mysteriously missing. Working at a mini-mart to eke out a meager existence while completing his studies, one night he is approached by a strange, clown-like man. This man has an offer: receive a near-endless supply of money through loans leveraged against one's future.

Part of the bargain includes joining other "Entrepreneurs" and battling with animal-like "Assets" to gain money directly tied to their lives. Intrigued, Kimimaro finds himself fighting alongside his Asset, Mshyu, and inadvertently discovers the twisted ties that secretly hold the World's economy together as well as his own family's past.


Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

7:00pm

Hall Costume Contest
Friday February 15, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Potomac 5

7:15pm

Tabling Tactics

Ever wondered what it's like to Live The Dream of selling your art at a convention? There's a whole lot more to it than just sitting behind your table and showing off your work! Two members of the Hooked on Chibis! staff are here to expose the secrets of what it's like to actually run a table - the difference between an 8-hour day and a 12-hour day, 4 feet of space or 6 feet, etc. They'll also regale you with their stories, drawn from over 30 conventions, and answer your questions.


Friday February 15, 2013 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

7:15pm

Did you call me an Otaku?

How serious of a fan of anime/ Japanese culture do you consider yourself? No matter how serious of a fan you are, you're still apart of the Otaku culture that thrives in the US. This panel takes a look at social events that have helped shaped the image of Otaku through a good vs. bad outlook.We want to improve that image and create a better image for Otaku.


Friday February 15, 2013 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

7:30pm

Seating for Mass Effect

 

 


Friday February 15, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

7:45pm

The Geek Comedy Tour: Revenge of the Geeks

Once again, the Geek Comedy Tour has returned to Katsucon, armed with its extensive knowledge of all things geeky, sci-fi, anime, video games, comic books, technology and nerd culture, the core lineup of Chris Barylick, Jake Young, James Jones, Joe Deeley, Evan Valentine and Jimmy Meritt along with killer guest comedians Tommy Sinbazo and Emily Ruskowski have returned to bring the funny to the otaku, no matter what.


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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is overjoyed to return to Katsucon 19. The Geeks and Katsucon go way back. How far back? When the Geek Comedy Tour first performed at Katsucon, Blockbuster and Myspace were still THINGS. Homestuck didnít exist (and Homestuck fans were still in Kindergarten). When The Geek Comedy Tour first performed their nerdcore/party/digital/yolo/comedy show, you could still buy anime on VHS in the dealerís room. This year... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 7:45pm - 9:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

8:00pm

Vertical Q&A

General Questions and Answers.


Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 8:45pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

8:00pm

Greg-man Wonderland: An Hour with Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres spent the better part of his summer screaming in Deadman Wonderland on Toonami. Come spend an hour with him as he talks about some of his new projects like, Hakuoki, No. 6, and Intrigue in the Bakumatsu. He'll also be glad to talk about some of his older shows like Saiyuki, and Chrono Crusade. There may even be a hint or two on a few new things yet to be announced yet, so don't miss it.


Speakers
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

8:00pm

Steampunk to Cyberpunk: A History w/ Garth Graham

Come learn the true origins of two of the most popular science fiction genres in recent memory.  From the proto-era works of Jules Vern and Philip K. Dick, to the modern masters and individuals at the forefront of the subcultures surrounding these works of fiction, learn how these two genres relate, what they stand for and what they say about us as a society.


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Garth Graham

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn’t, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

8:00pm

Kimono Fashion in the Meiji Era

During the rapid importation of Western culture into Japan during the Meiji era, one part of it's influence is often overlooked: its clothing. Join us for a journey through the earliest years of modern Japan and see how fashion played a role in everyday life as well as the greater cultural context in which it functioned. We'll then shine the spotlight on kimono and see how the Meiji era makes them into what we know them as today. There will also be two kimono wearing demonstrations of popular Meiji fashions, so come and volunteer!


Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

8:00pm

JCI Showcase

Come join us as we give you an exciting preview of what is available to you in our newly developed Katsucon Japanese Cultural Institute.  Samurai Dan and Jillian will take your breath away with their fun filled, fast paced stage show. You will find yourself enthralled with Kuniko Kanawa's Kimono demonstration and the Comiku Girl's Obon Festival dance.  All to be followed up by the highly renowned Chin Hamaya Taiko Drummers.  Not only will you be entertained but you may learn a thing or two along the way!


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Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →
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Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →
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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →
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Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

8:00pm

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (TV-MA-V)

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the prequel to highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3, follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega, as he leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against mysterious aliens known as The Collectors. Stationed in a remote star system, Vega and his troops must stop the insectoid warriors determined to collect the human population for unknown purposes.

 


Friday February 15, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

8:30pm

Super Hero Time: A decade in tokusatsu!

Pirates, space, dinosaurs, and time travel! These themes and many more have been part of the last decade of Super Hero Time, the popular Sunday morning Japanese TV block featuring Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. Join us as we explore the entire decade- and yes, we'll even talk about Decade.


Friday February 15, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

8:30pm

Make Your Own Kandi Braclet
Limited Capacity full

Love all those cute Pony Bead bracelets that you see everybody wearing?  Would you like to make your own?  Then this is the panel for you!


Friday February 15, 2013 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

8:30pm

Oreimo (TV-PG)

(Eps 1-4)

For the past seven years, Kyousuke Kousaka's relationship with his younger sister Kirino has been nothing but cold. It's gotten the the point where the only talking the siblings do is to exchange greetings with each other. But one day, Kyousuke finds a moe anime DVD lying in the entrance hall of his house. His interest piqued, Kyousuke looks for the owner - only to discover it belongs to his very own sister Kirino. Shocked as Kyousuke was, this is just the beginning of the surprises that lie ahead...

In addition to being smart, pretty, and popular, Kirino Kousaka is also an obsessive consumer of anime and eroge. After Kyousuke promies not to mock her and keep this concealed from their parents, she starts to share a bit of her world with him. Kirino faces several problems as she tries to keep up appearances and balance her exemplary school life with her hobbies. Her brother becomes a crucial ally while dealing with all the difficulties that lie ahead.


Friday February 15, 2013 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

8:30pm

WCS Craftsmanship Judging
Friday February 15, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

8:45pm

The SOUND BEE HD
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THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Autograph Area

9:00pm

Cosplayer Nation Live Show

Wanna get famous in cosplay? Cosplayer Nation will do a live show for 60 min interviewing as many cosplayers possible! All you need to do is attend. Got something to say, show off, or promote? All this will go on the Cosplayer Nation youtube of 1800+ subscribers, http://www.youtube.com/CosplayerNationTV


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Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation is a globtrotting documentary that filmed across the US. Joshua Adams who is an internet radio DJ on Cyberstationusa.com and filmmaker Uke Li, collaborated to make a documentary on the lives of cosplayers across America. In December 2010, the journey began at a cosplay ice skating event in Boston. Since then, these men have crusaded from Puerto Rico to Hawaii and 20+ conventions, including Katsucon 18, capturing the... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

9:00pm

Dub Like You Mean It!

Ever wanted to play the voice of your favorite anime character? Now's your chance! Join veteran voice actor Crispin Freeman in a dubbing workshop where you get to learn how to voice act in anime! Volunteers will be able to try their hand at voice acting to picture using the same equipment the studios use! Crispin will personally direct the participants in the workshop, revealing to both them and the audience the techniques he's developed over 14 years in voice acting. Learn how to sound like you mean it when putting your voice into a character that's already been animated.


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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

9:00pm

Symphonic Anime Quartet w/ Katie from SAO

Clarinet, Trumpet, Euphonium and Tuba… playing Japanese pop?  Yes! Come listen to your favorite songs being played live.  Dance, sing and enjoy.


Speakers
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Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

9:00pm

Fist of the North Star (1984 animated movie) (TV-MA-V)

In the near future, Earth has been devastated by a nuclear hell. In these troubled times, kinetic martial arts have replaced weapons of mass destruction, and the legendary Fist of the North Star style may then be the only hope for humanity's survival.

 

Ken, the rightful master of Fist of the North Star, is forced to fight old friends gone mad, wicked new enemies, and even comes face to face with his power hungry elder brothers. All this in the hope that he will someday be reunited with his beloved Julia.


Friday February 15, 2013 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

9:15pm

Super Art Fight UNLEASHED

You've seen Super Art Fight. You LOVE Super Art Fight. Now behold as we let them unleash their worst desires on an unexpecting audience!


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Super Art Fight

Born under a dark moon, the creative combat showcase known as Super Art Fight has traveled all across the US since its inception five years ago, but no matter how far they travel, or how big they become, they consider Katsucon home. Join them this year as they continue their trail of broken markers and rocked faces, as “The Greatest Live Art Competition In The Known Universe” presents another of their relentless live shows. We may... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

9:15pm

How to Draw Zombies with Obsidian Abnormal

Obsidian Abnormal, the creator of the Zombie Alphabet and Postumo: The Deck of the Dead, shares his zombie-making skills.


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Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 9:15pm - 10:15pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

9:15pm

MangaGamer: The Now and Future of Visual Novels

Members of MangaGamer's staff will be present to discuss our recent, upcoming, and new titles being released. If time permits we'll also be discussing the visual novel industry as a whole and answering questions the audience may have about the industry


Friday February 15, 2013 9:15pm - 10:45pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

9:15pm

Masked Encounters

Don a mask (or we'll provide you one!), and stop by to meet other congoers in a twist on the classic speed dating panel.  With your faces covered, you will all have the opportunity to meet and greet many other people for a quick chat, friendship, or maybe something more.  Join us for Masked Encounters!


Friday February 15, 2013 9:15pm - 11:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

9:30pm

1,2,3 Assassin's Creed

Nothing is true, everything is permitted. Learn to live by the Creed as the masters of the brotherhood show you everything you need to know about what it means to be an assassin.


Friday February 15, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

9:30pm

Steins;Gate (TV-14)

(Eps 1-7)

Based on the visual novel developed by 5pb. and Nitroplus (ChäoS;HEAd and Robotics;Notes) for the Xbox 360 in Japan.

 

The microwave is a time machine. Okarin proved it. The self-anointed mad scientist nuked bananas into some gelatinous version of the future. Or maybe it was the past. Doesn't matter. No one thought he could do it, but he did it anyway. He sent text messages through time to people he knew. To his friends. Some of them female. Pretty. He should have been more careful. He should have stopped. Tampering with the time-space continuum attracts unwelcome attention.

 

Clandestine organizations of nefarious origins take notice. SERN. Always watching. Okarin knows; he can feel their eyes. That's why he started the top secret Future Gadget Lab. To stop them. You should join. We get to wear lab coats, and it's dangerous. Danger is exciting because it's deadly. The microwave is a time machine.


Friday February 15, 2013 9:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

10:00pm

Q&A w/ The Geek Comedy Tour

To combat Earth's mightiest villains, the webcomics artists here at Katsucon have banded together. However, due to Earth's badly polluted atmosphere, their powers can only sustain them for sixty minutes, Go, webcomic artists! Fight in the name of love and justice!


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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is overjoyed to return to Katsucon 19. The Geeks and Katsucon go way back. How far back? When the Geek Comedy Tour first performed at Katsucon, Blockbuster and Myspace were still THINGS. Homestuck didnít exist (and Homestuck fans were still in Kindergarten). When The Geek Comedy Tour first performed their nerdcore/party/digital/yolo/comedy show, you could still buy anime on VHS in the dealerís room. This year... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

10:00pm

Cosplay Chess Rules Meeting
Friday February 15, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

10:00pm

Pokemon Gaming Hour

Bring your gaming devices and get ready to CATCH THEM ALL!


Friday February 15, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

10:00pm

Writing Unique Heroes & Memorable Villains w/ Mookie

Tired of one-dimensional do-gooders, angst-ridden wallflowers, damsels in distress and invincible god-villains? Then let Michael "Mookie" Terracciano give you some tips, trick and pointers on how to write some truly memorable and unique characters!


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Mookie

Michael “Mookie” Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, “Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire.” Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what’s so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

10:00pm

Greg Ayres & Chris Ayres
Speakers
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 10:00pm - 11:15pm
Autograph Area

10:00pm

Panty & Stocking w/Garterbelt (TV-MA-LS)

The Anarchy Sisters Panty and Stocking are two nasty angels who got booted from the pearly gates for being foul-mouthed bitches! Now they spend their days blowing up ghosts in the lecherous abyss between Heaven and Earth. Panty likes sex, Stocking likes sweets, their afro-sporting main man Garter Belt has a fetish we can't mention. Together, they're keeping the streets free of bodily fluids. Ghosts don't have a prayer against their panty pistols and stocking swords, and if this debaucherous duo can collect enough Heaven Coins, they just might get their halos back. They've got a slim chance in hell, but rolling commando is the best way to get lucky - especially with Panty and Stocking!


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Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
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Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

10:15pm

William's Writing Workshop

If you enjoy the written word and are interested in honing your talents, the William's Writing Workshop is for you. Intended for novice writers as well as those with now storytelling experience, this workshop will cover successful authors, strategies, and means for improvement across many genres, styles, and media. Areas of focus include realistic dialogue, scene-setting, powerful description, and building tension.


Friday February 15, 2013 10:15pm - 11:15pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

10:30pm

Ask Fairy Tail

Welcome one and all to the most notorious guild in Fiore; Fairy Tail. Ever wanted to know what happens behind the closed doors or ask your favorite guild member that burning question? Now is your chance!


Friday February 15, 2013 10:30pm - 11:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

10:30pm

Cosplay Burlesque

Come join Cosplay Burlesque for some cosplay and cabaret!  Cosplay Burlesque is a group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment and our mission is to take the characters that fans already love and twist them in ways you've never considered!  There is no fandom safe in our quest for great source material - We are truly fanfiction come to life!  


Friday February 15, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

10:30pm

Bakemonogatari (TV-14)

(Eps 1-4)

Thanks to Meme Oshino, high school student Koyomi Araragi is able to remain a human after coming across a female vampire. However, since the incident Koyomi seems to meet girls who have apparition-related issues. Hitagi Senjyogahara doesn't weigh anything, Suruga Kanbaru's right arm becomes like that of a monkey's, and a young girl, Mayoi, cannot find her way home no matter how many times she tries. Koyomi, a "Mr. Nice Guy," ends up helping each and every girl solve her problem with the help of Meme Oshino.


Friday February 15, 2013 10:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

10:45pm

Q&A w/ Steve Bennett
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Steve Bennett

Steve first honed his artistic chops when he was just a teenager living in Tokyo. He landed a part-time gig with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma and was lucky enough to work on series like Only You and Yamamoto.Later he was able to turn this experience into an actual job in the Statesófrom 1997 until 2004 Steve was Artistic Director and part owner of Studio Ironcat, which published several manga... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 10:45pm - 11:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

10:45pm

Yaoi Tropes & Trends

A panel that will go over the trends and tropes that occur in many a yaoi manga and anime.


Friday February 15, 2013 10:45pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

11:00pm

FullmetalTsubasa

What happened if the cast of Tsubasa found themselves in the world of Fullmetal Alchemist? Where magic is called Alchemy, and the Tsubasa gang meet the Fullmetal Alchemist and his gang? Well, we are about to find out the chaos that will ensue.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

11:00pm

Katsucon So Far

This is your chance to give daily feedback of your Katsucon experience so far. There will be at least one Vice President of Katsucon present at this panel to receive your feedback! So, if there are any questions; concerns or compliments, this is the place to do it. We really want to know. This panel runs three times this weekend, so be sure to stop by and give your opinions.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

11:00pm

Kpop vs Jpop Dance!

Are you ready for a dance showdown? At Kpop vs Jpop, we will be teaching short Jpop (Japanese Pop) dance clips and Kpop (Korean Pop) dance clips in order to have a final dance-off. We would like to see which genre Katsucon 2013 likes best. Join us for fun dancing and a friendly competition.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Potomac 5

11:00pm

The Basics of World Building

World building for any creative work can seem like a huge and daunting challenge for anyone. This panel offers the knowledge and experience of three individuals who have created worlds for table-top role playing, creative writing and other media. It will cover methods of building entire worlds from the outside in, individual areas of interest and quirky and unique characters to give your world a splash of personality.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

11:00pm

The Computer is Willing, but the Spirit is Weak: How to Build the Motivation to Keep Going w/ Onezumi & Harknell

How To Avoid Motivational Roadblocks in Your Artistic Career.


Speakers
avatar for Harknell

Harknell

Harknell is the quieter half of the Onezumi Studios team. He prevents Oni Hartstein from punching anyone in the face and many other things. He is best known for his production work on Oni’s Lovecraftian Webcomic @ Onezumi.com and her awesome quirky, spooky lifestyle blog @Onezumiverse.com. He also supports the creative community through his WordPress plugin development @Awsom.org. As co-founder of Intervention, the... Read More →
avatar for Onezumi

Onezumi

Call me “Oni”. It’s easier. | I am a bohemian art miscreant that lives in New Jersey and runs OnezumiVerse, a lifestyle blog that happens to be the most influential and authentic voice focusing on quirkiness and haunted attractions. I have worked professionally for The Disney Channel, but decided I wanted creative control over my work and have been a strong voice in webcomics for over 9 years. I draw Stupid and Insane... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

11:00pm

Golgo 13: The Professional (TV-MA-VS)

“He shoots... he scores... he'll blow you away!” – Carl Macek

 

On his 62nd birthday, oil baron Leonard Dawson witnesses the public assassination of his son and heir, Robert. From this point on, Leonard becomes obsessed with revenge on the hitman, code name: Golgo 13. Dawson spares nothing to enlist the CIA, FBI, and U.S. military in an unrelenting manhunt for his son's killer. As Golgo's survival depends on stopping Dawson himself, the hunter and the hunted chase each other in a breathless game of kill or be killed.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:00pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

11:30pm

Seating for Mass Effect
Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

11:30pm

Bad Touch

Feminist Aniblogger the_patches (http://aboutwaifuz.tumblr.com) will take a look mature and humorous look at what anime and manga say about relationships and boundaries, identifying the tropes that make up our "common knowledge" of how lovers and friends interact with a focus on the role consent plays or doesn't play in these interactions.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

11:30pm

Mike Sinterniklaas
Speakers
avatar for Mike Sinterniklass

Mike Sinterniklass

Michael Sinterniklaas is an 18 year veteran of the Anime industry. Michael founded the recording studio NYAV Post LLC in 2000 which now has facilities in both New York and Los Angeles and has been busy at work this year recording Funshie in the new CARE BEARS now airing on the Hub, as well as TIGER AND BUNNY, NARUTO, BLEACH, BAKUMAN, animated feature films ZAMBEZIA with Samuel L. Jackson and WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW as well as the new... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30am
Autograph Area

11:30pm

Otaku Generations

From the days of BETA cassettes, to the era of bootleg VHS tapes, to DVDs, Blu-ray and digital downloading, these advances have shaped our otaku lifestyles. But have these and other changes in technology and our convention culture caused significant generation gaps between today’s otaku and their predecessors? From the people that brought you the “Anime Rant”, we give you “Otaku Generations”! Your otaku generation is determined by the year you became interested in Japanese manga/anime. We have done the dirty work to classify these generations and the differences between them. Come on by and find out where YOU classify!


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

11:30pm

Obsidian and Dern on Collaborating a comic

O, the artist, and Dern, the writer, live in different countries, but are able to communicate and collaborate on what it takes to make a comic. Writers and artists looking for partners are encouraged to attend, and writers: prepare your elevator pitch.


Speakers
avatar for Obsidian

Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
avatar for Dern Gendron

Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

11:30pm

The Midnight Endurance Test

You sat through all of it last year.  Can you handle it again this year? Come again and see if you can handle the video madness of the endurance run!


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 2:30am
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

11:30pm

Are You A Werewolf

An easy to learn, yet immensely addictive card game where mob rule rules.  Use logic to find and stop the werewolves, or use subterfuge to turn those that hunt against one another.  This game is, without a doubt, some of the most fun you can have.


Friday February 15, 2013 11:30pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30am
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

11:45pm

Night Owl Drawing with Kristilyn

Night owl artists looking to strengthen your drawing skills? Look no further than the Late Night Drawing workshop. Professional artist Kristilyn of Zombie Romance will show you how to strengthen your drawing skills and open your minds to the opportunities your art can create for you! We will discuss the figure and how it applies to drawing anime, different mediums you can use and where your are can take you.

Participants should bring their own mediums to work with and material to draw on. The more varying types of medium the better! Come draw with us!


Friday February 15, 2013 11:45pm - Saturday February 16, 2013 12:45am
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

12:00am

Yaoi Cash Cab

Many yaoi fans have spent countless hours scrolling through fanfiction and eagerly reading page after page of sweet, sweet boy love manga. Well, those hours are about to pay off! Come compete and show your yaoi know-how in this co-op game show panel.


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am - 1:00am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

12:00am

Cosplay Deviants Q&A

We Undress the Art of Playing Dress Up! Cosplay Deviants is an adult entertainment website that promotes the cosplay lifestyle! More than just another "photo site" – Cosplay Deviants is a community where adult fans can gather to discuss fan conventions and the beautiful models of from the website. Join some of your favorite girls for this Q&A discussion!


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am - 1:30am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

12:00am

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (TV-MA-V)

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, the prequel to highly-anticipated Mass Effect 3, follows the early career of Alliance Marine, James Vega, as he leads an elite Special Forces squad into battle against mysterious aliens known as The Collectors. Stationed in a remote star system, Vega and his troops must stop the insectoid warriors determined to collect the human population for unknown purposes.


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am - 2:00am
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

12:00am

Bodacious Space Pirates (TV-14)

(Eps 1-6)

Most families have a skeleton or two in the closet, but Marika is understandably shocked to learn that what her family has been hiding is a skull and crossbones! While the revelation that her late father was a space pirate would have been earthshaking enough for most teenage girls, discovering that he was the captain of the notorious pirate ship Benten Maru will change Marika's life forever. You see, pirating is a family business, and she's just inherited the position of captain - and her father's former crew is quite intent on making sure Marika accepts the job!

 

What's a girl to do? Well, if you're a high school student whose prior total naval experience has been working at the space yacht club, there's really only one moral dilemma that has to be resolved: are pirates allowed to wear really short mini-skirts?

 


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am - 3:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

12:00am

Dance

Friday night welcomes the deejaying skills of Greg Ayres, Rob Lantz, and Kid Amiga playing a plethora of genres ranging from dubstep to drum n'bass to electro and back down to house. Join us as Kid Amiga (Andy Iwancio) graces the Katsucon dancefloor for the last time.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00am - 4:00am
Dance (Exhibit Hall A)

12:15am

Boku no Pornorama

Boku no Pornorama--The panel where hentai is the daily special, and it's the only meal worth eating! Join your fellow Otaku in an invigorating discussion on all things ero! And once we're past the presentation, stick around for some exciting audience activities. Whether you get your kicks from Het, Yaoi, Yuri, or something else, this is the nighttime stop for you! [A Manly Battleships Production]


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15am - 2:15am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

12:15am

Japanese Bondage 101

Sciguy is back from last year to present a rope class for beginners! Sciguy has been a rope rigger for 5 years and is an active member of the community. With his fun and humourous approach to bondage he’ll show you the ropes and teach you all you need to know to tie people up, Japanese style!


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15am - 2:15am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

12:30am

Samurai Comedy Club w/ Samurai Dan & Jillian
Speakers
avatar for Samurai Dan & Jillian

Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30am - 1:30am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

12:30am

Penguindrum (TV-14)

(Eps 1-6)

Once you make a decision, does the universe conspire to make it happen? Is destiny a matter of chance, a matter of choice, or the complex outcome of thousands of warring strands of fate? All twins Kanba and Shouma know is that when their terminally ill sister Himari collapses at the aquarium, her death is somehow temporarily reversed by the penguin hat that she had asked for. It's a provisional resurrection, however, and it comes at a price: to keep Himari alive they need to find the mysterious Penguin Drum.

In order to do that, they must first find the links to a complex interlocking chain of riddles that has wrapped around their entire existence, and unravel the knots that tie them to mystifying diary and a baffling string of strangers and semi-acquaintances who all have their own secrets, agendas, and "survival strategies." And in order for Himari to live, someone else's chosen destiny will have to change.


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30am - 3:00am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

1:00am

World War Two in Anime

While World War Two had a profound impact on every nation involved in it, the 1930s and 40s were a major turning point for Japan when literally their entire way of life and to an extent the nation as a whole changed forever.  Ever wonder how Japan feels today about the war, the other nations involved, and the part they all played?  From celebration, denial, shifting blame, to questioning and reflection the Japanese have literally made an art out of how they not only view World War Two but also their role in it.


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00am - 3:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

1:00am

Detroit Metal City – The Animated Series (TV-MA-LS)

(Eps 1-6)

Get ready for the ear-splittingest, skull-smashingest band to ever assault your senses! Led by phallus-waving terrorist-from-hell Johannes Krauser II (guitar/vocals,) and given pulsing, throbbing life by indestructible drummer Camus and bassist Alexander Jagi, they're Detroit Metal City, the hottest ticket on the concert circuit! There's just one catch. That "hottest ticket" is just a meal ticket, and beneath the makeup these ultimate headbangers are hired doppelgangers who don't even LIKE what they do!

Jaggi is actually Wada, who wants to play Glam Rock, Camus is Nishida, an anime fan with an appalling weakness for curry and NSFW videos, and Krauser is - oh the shame - street-singing Soichi Negishi, whose dreams of singing happy pop seem hopelessly doomed by the success of his rage-fueled alter ego. Worse, he can't even tell anyone who Krauser is. Not even the girl he likes, who hates DMC!

 

Will rage against the corporate machine consume Negishi's tortured soul? Is there life after Death Metal? What's it like to put your head in a jet engine and turn UP the volume?


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00am - 3:30am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

1:30am

Hetalia: Ask a Nation! (UNCENSORED)

Leave the children and small pets at home and ask the nations of Hetalia all the juicy things you REALLY wanted to know but were always afraid to ask!


Speakers

Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30am - 2:30am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

1:30am

Con Horror Stories

Sometime you take a bit out of the Con, sometimes the Con takes a bite out of you. Share in the humor when you see just how wrong things can go. May involve tales of alcohol, street explosions and alcohol fueled street explosions.


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30am - 3:30am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

2:00am

POWER DUB YAOI STYLE

Have you ever watched American dubbed yaoi and thought, “Wow, I can fake moan better than that!” come spend an hour and try your best yaoi dub skills. Take it as a joke or take it seriously. Attendees ages 18 and older, grand prize for the best voice actor, Free stuff for trying.


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00am - 3:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

2:15am

Dub Your Own Hentai

Ever wanted to see if you could voice a Hentai? Then this is your chance to show off your skills. Come and join other fans in the ensuing Hilarity as participants dub over some of Hentai's most memorable and outrageous scenes. 


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:15am - 3:15am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

2:45am

Rope Bondage Workshop

So you went to Sciguy's rope panel and are still curious? Do you want some more? How about a chance to practice your new skills? This is the place to be! We'll talk more about safety and technique, then dive right into the ties. Bring a friend to tie and some rope (rope supplies and room will be limited).


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:45am - 4:45am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

3:00am

Cat Planet Cuties (TV-MA-LS)

(Eps 1-7)

She's as frisky as she is curvy - and kitty wants to play! The flirty fun begins when nice guy Kio has a close encounter with a sexy, alien cat-girl named Eris. She's every nerd's fantasy come true, and she and her fellow intergalactic felines are setting up base in Kio's house. Unfortunately, Kio doesn't have a lot of time for heavy petting. Secret agencies and enemy dog-aliens are sniffing around, hoping to get their paws on his pussycat pal's tail! The guy's definitely got his hands full - but with Eris jumping in his lap to purr in his ear, it's likely Kio will land on his feet!


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00am - 5:30am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

3:00am

Gunslinger Girl (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-5)

Officially, the Social Welfare Agency is a government sponsored corporation that's in the business of saving lives. At least, that's the ruse. In reality, it's an agency on the fringe of technology. They give terminal patients another shot at life using cybernetic implants. This conditioning process then shapes the patient into an efficient machine for handling all of the government's dirty work.

 

Having survived the brutal slaughter of her family, Henrietta awakens to her new life at the Agency with a re-built body and no memory of the past. She has been teamed with her handler Jose, who is responsible for her training and conditioning, turning her into the perfect killing machine. Henrietta strives to find her place within the Agency, doing her best to win Jose's affection. But can Jose control her? Can he balance the needs and desires between the assassin and the developing adolescent?

 

Who are these girls?

 

They've been given a second chance at life... But at what cost?


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00am - 5:30am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

3:00am

Anime Rest Stop: Put the Kids to Bed for this One

Lonely?  Cold night?  Nothing else to do?  Well, step inside and let the Anime Rest Stop light your fire with a look at some of the most titillating, raunchy, and downright sexy moments in Japanese Erotica.  From the bullet train to bondage, the anime rest stop has some naughty treats for everyone. 


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00am - 5:45am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

3:30am

Shin-Chan (FUNimation Dub) (TV-MA-LS)

(Eps 27-33)

Shin Chan is back and banging large. You feelin' me, vato? Shin and his crew throw down against outer space speed freaks, and the meth lab ain't the only thing blowing up. Shin gets in Mitzi's pants after some body swapping, and Whitey does it the only way he knows how - doggy style. When mom's eyes start buggin' after Shin brings home a Vibrating Bastard Shaft, it's enough to make a kid drink. And the whole gang's leaning like a cholo after scoring some primo Happy Pills.


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30am - 6:30am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

3:45am

Jerry Springer: Anime Edition

Come join us as we delve into the Popular talk show with an Anime twist. Audience participation is a must. Come see how Gohan confronts his Father Goku as being a poor father figure and Griel confess his/her feelings for Sebastian.   


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:45am - 4:45am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)
 
Saturday, February 16
 

4:45am

Frusterated Otaku

If you have those bottled up feelings about certain things in the Anime Fandom then this is the place to vent and relate. Come as we cover the top 10 things that makes us frustrated, but still love to hate.


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:45am - 5:45am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

4:45am

What Shōjo Manga has taught Me

I was supposed to be in love with my brother…but it’s okay he’s adopted. My life will never bring me happiness, and where in the world is my talking animal friend!  These and others are the lessons that shoujo manga has taught me. Join us for a discussion on these terrible lessons and the implications they have on our lives. 


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:45am - 6:15am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

5:30am

Dragon Ball: The Path to Power (10th Anniversary Movie) (TV-PG)

Produced for the 10th Anniversary of the Dragon Ball franchise from 1996.

 

The legend begins! Goku and his new friend Bulma set out to collect the seven magic Dragons Balls and make the wish that will change their lives forever. But they'd better beware of the evil Red Ribbon Army, which seeks to use the wish-granting power of the Dragon Balls to achieve total world domination!


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:30am - 7:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

5:30am

Dirty Pair TV (TV-14)

(Eps 1-4)

In the 22nd century mankind may be technologically advanced, but there are still some problems that can only be fixed by a couple of women who won't back down from a fight! These are the adventures of Kei and Yuri, two official Trouble Consultants for the World Welfare Works Association who use their brains, brawn, and looks to solve any problem. They call themselves the "Lovely Angels," but because their solutions often result in chaos and mass destruction, the rest of the universe has dubbed them the "Dirty Pair"!


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:30am - 7:30am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

6:00am

The Adolescence of Action Shonen: Dissecting a Genre's Growth Spurt

Action shonen, popularized by series' like Naruto and Bleach, has grown up, and so has its fans. Join us for an open discussion about the genre's changes; the success of non-conventional titles within it; and a critical analysis of the genre's history and growth as well as speculation about its future.


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00am - 7:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

6:00am

A First-timer's Guide to Sewing

Want to make your own cosplay/ lolita dress/ plushie but have never sewn a stitch in your life? Then this panel is for you. Koumori-no-hime takes you on a journey though the very basics of sewing: from pins to patterns, supplies to saving money. This panel is geared toward first-time sewers, with emphasis on explaining what tools you need to get started, basic stitches, and how to avoid common first-timer mistakes.


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00am - 7:30am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

6:30am

Mongolian Chop Squad (aka Beck) (TV-MA-L)

(Eps 1-4) (This title is technically rated TV-MA, but strictly for pervasive use of profanity. Absolutely no sex or violence here.)

Koyuki Tanaka was feeling the rut, even though he's only a teenager. Between the sheltered and stifling grind of school and the girls that spend their time not noticing him, every day was just another day of being a total nobody. Enter Ryusuke, a local rock 'n' roller haunted by a shady reputation. Together they form Beck, a dynamic band that just might be the salvation of the stagnant music scene.

 

Sure, it's going to take hard work and obsession to make it, but there's something special in the sound. If the guys can stay true to their vision, the world awaits. Music can change your life, sometimes against your will. Just remember: when it's live, anything can happen.

 

 


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:30am - 8:30am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

7:00am

Kimono 101: kimono basics

Focus is on telling different types of kimonos apart from one another starting   Yukata to furisode and wedding kimonos.  How do you tell a men's kimono from a women's kimono?  What's the difference between an outer kimono and an undergarment?  What kind of obi are right for the different kinds of kimono out there?  We try to answer all of these questions plus a quick dressing demonstration if time allows.


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:00am - 7:45am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

7:00am

DBZ Movie 7: Super #13! (TV-PG)

When the quiet peace of a routine day is interrupted by violent explosions it seems like the entire world is under siege! But Goku quickly realizes that he is the target of the sudden attack. Who are these strange assassins? When Goku discovers that despite their great power, the culprits are not emitting an energy signal, it can only mean one thing: androids!

 

With Doctor Gero dead, just who is responsible for master-minding this new wave of Androids that are stronger, faster, and ten times more deadly than before? Just one more thing – it's not over till the fish jumps!


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:00am - 8:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

7:30am

Revolutionary Girl Utena (TV-14)

(Eps 1-4)

"Never lose that strength or nobility, even when you grow up." When Utena was just a child and in the depths of sorrow, she found salvation in those words. They were the words of a prince, who wrapped her in his rose-scented embrace and bestowed upon her both a ring and the promise that it would lead her to him again. She never forgot the encounter. In fact, she was so impressed that she aspired to be like the prince and also help those in need.

 

Now a spirited teenager, Utena attends the prestigious Ohtori Academy; however, her strong sense of chivalry soon places her at odds with the school's student council and thrusts her into a series of mysterious and dangerous duels against its members.


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:30am - 9:30am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

7:45am

Kimono 102: Dressing basics

Demonstrations of how to properly wear kimono for men and for women with lots of audience participation.  Undergarments, accessories, obi and coordinating layers for both men and women so that dressing can happen from beginning to end.  


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:45am - 8:30am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

8:00am

Female Stereotypes in Shojo and Josei Manga

Are you a lover of shojo or josei manga? Do you wonder why the female heroines of these manga are presented in the way they are? Come discuss these stereotypes in relation to gender issues in Japan with examples from series such as Kare Kano, Ouran High School Host Club, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Princess Tutu, Happy Mari, Love So Life and Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

8:00am

So You Want to Live In Japan

This panel is on the technical details involved in moving to and living in Japan. This includes what education is needed, what jobs are available, how to apply for positions, visa types, necessary documents, how to get a personal stamp, set up a bank account, get an apartment, learn to drive/transfer your drivers license, and to a great extent how "anime/manga" references to "Japanese culture" actually apply to real life; ie what you can use, and what will make you seem silly. In part the point of the panel will be to show that moving to Japan is a possibility, but it takes hard work, and it will not be the fantasy land many Western fans (especially the younger ones) believe it to be.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

8:00am

Two Swords of Musashi

A lecture examining and demonstrating the two-sword style of Japan's most famous swordsman, by one of the only men still teaching Niten-ho.


Speakers
avatar for Samurai Dan & Jillian

Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

8:00am

Do You Know Your TV Tropes

TVTropes.org is a wiki site dedicated to listing, linking, and comparing literary devices present in fiction, culture, folklore, and real life. Pages on the site are compiled by users when they notice a certain trope pertaining to a certain work. Can this site be just as valuable as Wikipedia and other encyclopedias?


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

8:00am

DBZ Movie 9: Bojack Unbound (TV-PG)

The infamous millionaire X.S. Cash is funding the most amazing martial arts tournament the universe has ever seen! The four tournament finalists must do battle with warriors representing the four corners of the galaxy in a decisive battle to see who gains the right to challenge The Champ for the ultimate championship! But a ragged band of criminals have a scheme of their own: take over the tournament and conquer the universe in the process!

 

Their leader is the incredibly powerful Bojack, an evil menace who has broken free of his stellar confines! With Goku incapable of helping eradicate the planet's latest threat and Earth's greatest heroes falling one by one, the young Gohan must look deep within himself to find the power to destroy the wicked invaders. Can Gohan summon enough strength to deliver the finishing blow?

 


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

8:00am

Vocaloid's world and beyond

"An ""out of the ordinary"" Vocaloid Panel event! Come join the party with aspiring Vocaloid producer/illustrator Apparatus and Overseas MMD Director Process39! We will be covering all about Vocaloid, It's origins and where it has taken us. Especially in the last five years, thanks to Hatsune Miku. We will also be covering a bit about the programs, Miku Miku Dance and UTAU.We are also hoping to debut Process39's new MMD video for MMDCup10!
We want this panel to be extremely fun and entertaining, not some drab boring Vocaloid lecture! Come on over and be ready to party!
We will be planning on taking a picture with all the Vocaloid and Utau cosplayers! Come dressed up if you can!"


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00am - 10:00am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

8:30am

Dragon Ball Z Abridged (TV-14)

(Episodes 28-31 and Revenge of Cooler)

The boys of Team Four Star finally get their take on the so-called last five minutes of Planet Namek, with Frieza having killed Vegeta and Krillin (again), and Goku turning Super Saiyan for the first time. Be sure to stick around for their take on Movie 5, “Revenge of Cooler”, and a first glance at their new episode from their upcoming 3rd season.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30am - 10:30am
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

8:30am

Magical Witch Punie-Chan (TV-14)

On the outside, Punie-chan looks like your average magical girl. She's a cheery princess from another land, she's attending school on Earth for the year, and she has an adorable animal sidekick - but cross her and prepare to pay the price! This sweet young lady becomes a merciless force of destruction, leaving bodies in her righteous wake, utterly broken by her signature submission holds. While it seems that she has more enemies than friends and even her sidekick is out to get her, no one can deny that Punie-chan is irresistible in one shape or another!


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30am - 10:30am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

8:45am

Cosplay: All Around the World

A panel for all ages! See how countries all over the world preform and cosplay. Videos will be showed on cosplays from America, Mexico, Japan, China, Korea, England, Australia, and more!

(ON HOLD)


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:45am - 9:45am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

9:00am

Origami with Chin Hamaya!

Want to learn how to do Origami or use the skills you already have?  Come join us!


Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

9:00am

Para Para People!

Love parapara? Don't know what parapara is? Just want some kind of a workout? Come dance with us and learn some new routines, featuring some old favorites, techpara, and anime themed parapara songs.


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
Potomac 5

9:00am

A Brief History of Japan : The Later Years

This panel talks about the history of Japan from medieval times to the modern era so that fans can have a better sense of the historical context that has helped shape some of their favorite anime and manga. The Rise and Fall of the Class of Samurai! How the American Civil War saved Japan! The beginnings ofanime and manga!


Speakers
avatar for Comiku Girls

Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

9:00am

Networking As A Cosplayer

Ready to get your name out there and meet awesome people? Then it's time to learn how to network! Presented by Luluko, cosplayer and director of public relations for Cosplay Shinkou Magazine, who will answer all of your questions and teach you the basics you need to know to learn to network effectively.


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

9:00am

Postmodernism in Anime: A Postmodern interpretation of Deadman Wonderland

Postmodernism is a literary movement present throughout the contemporary culture of the day. It is a driving factor in literature, art, philosophy, and society. In this respect, current anime has several postmodern tendencies that ultimately drive character development and work to construct the individual worlds presented. The foundational question of postmodernism focuses on the nature of reality and how we, as individuals, construct our own interpretation of reality. In this panel we will be identifying the postmodern construction of Jinsei Kataoka’s written work along with Kazuma Kondou’s illustrations within the world of Deadman Wonderland.


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

9:00am

Touhou Project

"Touhou Project is a Guinness Book-recognized doujin franchise created by a single man known as ZUN. A visual experience once described as ""a fireworks display being sick,"" the Touhou games are a series of bullet hell shmups with an all-female cast and stellar music. Arguably most notable about Touhou, however, is the fanbase, which has taken on a life of its own, with countless music arrangements, doujins, fangames, and even unofficial anime episodes with voice acting from the likes of Rie Tanake and Kikuko Inoue!
This panel is designed to be accessible to fans of all familiarity levels -- whether you think ""Reimu"" means a laser-shooting cow or you huddle in fear when you hear the phrase ""25 Mushrooms"", there will surely be something you've never seen before. Even if there isn't, you know you're in for a visual assault impressive in both its and difficulty. Whatever your level of familiarity is, we hope to see you there."


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

9:00am

What is She Wearing?!?

Are you curious about the Japanese clothing you often see in anime? Ever wondered about the difference between a kimono and a yukata? Does it matter how you wear a kimono? What's with schoolgirls always wearing those sailor style uniforms? Why does yet another series have yet another girl dressed as Kikyo from InuYasha? If these questions sound familiar, this panel is the place for you! We'll delve into the significance of some of anime's most common attire, and learn what these clothes mean to the Japanese audience.


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

9:00am

SAO Closed Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Symphonic Anime Orchestra

Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

9:00am

Toriko (TV-14)

(Eps 1-7)

Straight off the pages of Shounen Jump, produced by Toei Animation, the studio that brought you the Dragon Ball and One Piece franchises!

 

Welcome to the Gourmet Age, a time when the world is full of deliciously deadly ingredients that the wealthiest appetites in existence can't wait to devour. But only a mighty masticating mercenary like Toriko can track down the rarest animals on the planet and put them on a plate! This gluttonous gourmet hunter is one of the four Legendary Kings, superhuman warriors born to battle the likes of Troll Kongs, Gararagators, and Devil Pythons.

 

Accompanied by his loyal Battle Wolf and the promising young chef Komatsu, Toriko will circle the globe in search of the mouth-wateringly lethal ingredients that will one day make up his Full Course Menu of Life. The more ferocious the beast, the bigger the feast, but never forget the code of a true gourmet hunter: you gotta eat what you defeat!


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

9:30am

Martian Successor Nadesico (TV-PG)

The Earth, Moon, and Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the Jovian Lizards has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters. Disgusted by the incompetence of Earth's military, independent arms manufacturer Nergal builds its own space battleship and plans to launch a desperate offensive to save humanity. Due to a shortage of trained soldiers, however, they've assembled the most unorthodox crew to ever launch into orbit!

 

With a pacifist cook turned unwilling mecha pilot and a ditsy admiral's daughter in command, can this unprecedented gathering of geeks, misfits, and anime fans prevail against the Jovian menace?


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30am - 12:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

9:45am

The Aging Otaku: Fandom and Getting Older

Feel like you're getting older, but convention attendees are staying the same age? Is there a point when you become ""too old"" to cosplay? How do we balance the responsibilities of adulthood, but still stay invested in anime fandom? And just how will you explain what a Gundam is to your boss, and more importantly, what it's doing on your desk? Come join us as we discuss the trial, tribulations, and rewards of staying active in anime fandom, even as we're forced to grow up. Presented by AnimeCons TV


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:45am - 11:15am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

10:00am

An Introduction to the Japanese Language 2

An introduction to the writing systems of Japanese. Learn your first characters of hiragana, katakana, and kanji.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

10:00am

Q&A w/ Steve Blum
Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

10:00am

You've Seen The AMV, Now Buy the Anime!

Anime Music Videos provide plenty of entertainment, but most of all, it gets people aware of some of the best anime series that you might have missed the first time around. In this panel, AMV editor Jeremy Soria ("Brakus Media") shares several videos that have inspired enough people to buy the anime featured in the video. Get ready to check out some all time favorites and a few unexpected titles.


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

10:00am

Crossplay for Boys

Are you a guy who likes to wear skirts?  Are you a dude fascinated by female costumes?  Lucky for you, there's Crossplay!  Join us in a discussion of how to dress, do makeup, wear a wig, and even act like your favorite female characters.


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00am - 11:15am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

10:00am

Edo Tsumami Kanzashi Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Limit of 16 Participants (over the age of 15).  Other attendees are welcome to come and watch the class.

Learn how to make Edo Tsumami Kanzashi from the only authentic Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan in the U.S!  Kanzashi is an ornamental hairpin and it's history goes back as far as 3,000 years.  The Edo Tsumami Kanzashi style was formed during the Edo period and it was mainly worn in a maiden's hair for celebrations.


Speakers
avatar for Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

10:00am

Hall Costume Contest
Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00am - 2:00pm
Potomac 5

10:30am

Screwattack Presents: DEATH BATTLE! – Goku vs. Superman (TV-PG-V)

Pop culture's deadliest characters duel to the death! Experts Wiz and Boomstick analyze each fighter's weapons, armor, and skills to find the decisive, unquestionable winner. It's your dream match-ups come to life! Who will win? Who will die?


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30am - 11:00am
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

10:30am

Lisle Wilkerson
Speakers
avatar for Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Autograph Area

10:30am

Tales of the Time Lords: A Doctor Who Retrospective

It's time for adventure, romance and time travel! Climb aboard the TARDIS and learn about the history of The Doctor, how the show has evolved from history lecture to sci fi adventure, and how it's fandom has grown in the past 7 years.


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

10:30am

Robot Hunter Casshan (TV-PG)

Enslaved by an army of rebellious super-robots originally designed to help civilization avert a complete ecological cataclysm, mankind's only hope is Casshan, a legendary hero who wages a solitary war to defeat these Neoroids and restore Earth to its rightful order. Ironically, Casshan's father is the same scientist who engineered the race of super androids now threatening to destroy all of mankind!


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30am - 12:30pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

11:00am

Rockin' the Dragon, AMV style!

It seems that fans of the Dragon Ball series have made AMVs to this anime since the beginning of time, and who can blame them? Dragon Ball has endured since 1986 since the original anime series all the way through to Dragon Ball Kai. Join Jeremy Soria ("Brakus Media") as he shares some of the best AMVs created to celebrate Dragon Ball. We promise no more than 1 AMV containing Linkin Park in this panel!


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am - 11:45am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

11:00am

Stage VS Voice Acting
Speakers
avatar for Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Since his debut in “Assemble Insert” back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you’ve watched “Shingu”, “KO Beast”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Madara, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Queen’s Blade&rdquo... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

11:00am

Aniplex Q&A
Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

11:00am

Taiko Drumming For All Ages w/ Chin Hayama

Each person will have the opportunity to learn a taiko song and play the taiko drums.


Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

11:00am

Why Your Fanfic Sucks

Having trouble getting the readership you want? Can't figure out how to get over writer's block? Want to plan an epic, but seem to fall short? Come here to find out why your fanfic sucks and how to make it so much better.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

11:00am

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar OVAs (TV-14)

(Eps 1-3)

Kenshi Masaki is a 15 year-old boy that unwillingly traveled from his home on Earth to the alternate world of Geminar. In Geminar, the countries wage wars using Sacred Mechanoids, humanoid weapons that were originally discovered within ancient ruins. After being tricked by a mysterious organization into participating in an attempt to assassinate Lashara Earth XXVIII, the young princess of the Shtrayu Empire, he ends up captured after he chooses not to kill her. When Lashara hears the truth, she decides to help.

 

Disguised as her servant, Kenshi moves with her to the Holy Land, a virtually impregnable fortress that serves as an academy to train Sacred Mechanoid pilots. With his kindness, tenacity, and skills that vary from carpentry to advanced techniques of survival, Kenshi eventually becomes a celebrity in the academy, becoming the object of affection of many female students and making some of the male students envious. However, the same organization who deceived Kenshi is secretly working inside the academy, and a worldwide conflict is about to begin.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00am - 1:30pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

11:15am

No means No! Defense against Fanboys and Fangirls

Many people get harassed and stalked at conventions. This panel will teach you how to properly react in situations that make you feel uncomfortable. You will learn how to exit an awkward conversation, decline an unwanted request, and efficiently express your discomfort. No more accidentally giving away your facebook info. Say goodbye to those disrespectful sexual advances. Stella Chuu, pro cosplayer, will teach you how to command respect and lead the conversation.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

11:15am

Ask A Nation Panel

Ask a nation panel seems pretty self explanatory but for the new fans or maybe even just some curious people, here it is! The characters from Hetalia Axis Powers are here to answer your questions!


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:15am - 12:45pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

11:45am

Make Your Own Plushie
Limited Capacity full

Would you like to know how to make a basic plushie doll?  Then this is the panel for you!  You can come and make a plushie, no sewing skills necessary.  Supplies will be provided so come and enjoy!


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:45am - 1:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

12:00pm

Katsucon So Far
Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

12:00pm

Character Design for Comics w/ Eirik and Leo of Chisuji

How to create a believable character for your project.  Tips from writers, artists and editors on methods to flesh out even the most minor of characters.


Speakers
avatar for Chisuji

Chisuji

Original Artist – Code Name: Leo “The BitMonkey” Saunders Occupation: “Systemized Organic War Machine”………and part-time hack artist Current Mission: Finding his attention span long enough to complete art work Like most children born in the 70’s, Leo Saunders was one of many European experimental government attempts at creating a new breed of soldier…They failed miserably! What... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

12:00pm

Voice Actor Panel

Join in on a discussion about the realities of working as an actor in the anime industry. From Auditions to recording, come learn what it's really like to make a living working in the anime industry.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Ayres

Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →
avatar for Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →
avatar for Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Marchi

Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →
avatar for Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Since his debut in “Assemble Insert” back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you’ve watched “Shingu”, “KO Beast”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Madara, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Queen’s Blade&rdquo... Read More →
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background... Read More →
avatar for Mike Sinterniklass

Mike Sinterniklass

Michael Sinterniklaas is an 18 year veteran of the Anime industry. Michael founded the recording studio NYAV Post LLC in 2000 which now has facilities in both New York and Los Angeles and has been busy at work this year recording Funshie in the new CARE BEARS now airing on the Hub, as well as TIGER AND BUNNY, NARUTO, BLEACH, BAKUMAN, animated feature films ZAMBEZIA with Samuel L. Jackson and WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW as well as the new... Read More →
avatar for Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

12:00pm

Finding Mr. Destiny (TV-PG)

He's fussy, organized, and honest to a fault. When Gi-joon (Gong Yoo, Coffee Prince) is fired from his job, he opens the First Love Agency, a one-man organization dedicated to helping others find their long-lost first loves.

 

She's independent and feisty. Stage director Ji-woo (Lim Soo-jung, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK) is dragged to the First Love Agency by her father, who is convinced she won't get married because she isn't over the handsome stranger she met during a long-ago vacation in India.

 

With a name and the dates of her trip as their only clues, can Gi-joon and Ji-woo work together to find her first love? Or will they discover that destiny has some surprises in store for them?


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

12:00pm

One Piece: Season 4, 4th Voyage (TV-14)

(Eps 242-248)

Can the Straw Hats survive long enough to clear their names?

Things have never looked bleaker in the world of One Piece. The Going Merry is no longer seaworthy, Robin and Usopp have left the crew, and the rest of the gang stands accused of a cold-hearted assassination attempt! Luffy and his remaining mates have a plan to prove their innocence, but a mysterious gang of cutthroat killers are one step ahead of their every move. Dark secrets and tragic pasts are revealed as Luffy and Zoro fall to a formidable foe, and Chopper finds himself facing a life or death scenario. Meanwhile, as a monstrous storm threatens to sink the city, Sanji lurks in the shadows, waiting for the perfect moment to reach out to Robin -- and reunite his friends once and for all!


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

12:15pm

Martial Arts Fight Scenes IV: The Weird Stuff

The martial arts film landscape can be a crowded place and sometimes it takes more than the hero kicking the heavy for killing his master to sell tickets. Over the years the producers of martial arts films have gone to some outrageous lengths to stand out from the crowd. From exotic locations and set pieces, to creative prop usage, to …inspired casting decisions; from the quirky, to the absolutely absurd, this panel will celebrate those brave films that dared to think outside the box and, in some cases, well outside the entire room.


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

12:30pm

Asian Brushpainting

Calligraphy and Asian Brush Painting (in Japan, Sumi-e). Wewill relate painting to the meditation process and the history ofthese techniques, the roots of which originated inChina. Workshop participants will have the opportunity tocreate their own brush paintings.


Speakers
avatar for Comiku Girls

Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

12:30pm

Kowai: Ghosts, Yokai and Japanese Monster Culture

An exploration of ghosts, monsters and horror within Japanese mythology, folklore and modern media. Companion to Yokai Nation: monster index and "lore roll call." 


Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a knowledge otaku. In 2011, he received his MA in socio-cultural anthropology, and has traveled extensively, presenting lectures on fandom dynamics, Japanese culture and sacred practice in media, folklore and mythology. By day, he edits fiction, indulges in the occasional JRGP (he is an avid Poke-holic), and is currently compiling a book on the impact and representations of Japanese sacred culture in media. You can read some... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

12:30pm

Maid Cafe Academy

Have you ever wanted to work in a maid or butler cafe? Come see what it takes! We'll put you through our maid training camp and teach you the skills you'll need to work in one! Learn about creating a character, dealing with customers, dancing, serving, entertaining, and a little about the history of maid cafes too! We'll make a maid (or butler) out of you!


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

12:30pm

Webcomics - Breaking the Mold w/ Mike Hall & Ryan Thompson

The webcomics community is a perfect venue for all kinds of ideas, beliefs, and works of any genre. Oddly enough however, many would-be creators shoot themselves in the foot by bogging down their unique ideas with tropes, cliches, and even downright derivative content. So just how important is originality? How can you avoid stealing ideas (and perhaps even art) from people you admire? Check out this discussion on the vital importance of creativity in webcomics.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Hall

Mike Hall

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Thompson

Ryan Thompson

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

12:30pm

Katsucon 19 AMV Contest

Come out and see some of the best AMVs sent to Katsucon in the annual AMV Contest.


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

12:45pm

Face Your Cosplay Fears

Too scared to heat up your hot glue gun? Afraid of haters and trolls on the internet? We've all been there. Cosplayer Luluko is here to answer your questions and help you avoid some common beginning cosplay mistakes. This is a great panel for any cosplayer with any fears to face!


Saturday February 16, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

1:00pm

THE SOUND BEE HD Q&A Panel
Speakers
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THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

1:00pm

Super Art Fight
Speakers
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Super Art Fight

Born under a dark moon, the creative combat showcase known as Super Art Fight has traveled all across the US since its inception five years ago, but no matter how far they travel, or how big they become, they consider Katsucon home. Join them this year as they continue their trail of broken markers and rocked faces, as “The Greatest Live Art Competition In The Known Universe” presents another of their relentless live shows. We may... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

1:00pm

Chibi Dance

The Chibi Dance is a family friendly dance showcasing deejays who are auditioning for a slot on the DJ Roster at next year's dance.  We will also be having hands-on DJ tutorials to show what goes into the DJ craft of mixing.


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dance (Exhibit Hall A)

1:30pm

An Introduction to the Japanese Language 1

An introduction to spoken Japanese, including greetings and basic grammar.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

1:30pm

Hetalia: Ask a Nation

This panel will provide Hetalia fans, and general history fans, a chance to ask their favorite nation(s) questions!


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

1:30pm

ARTIST ALLEY 101 w/ Sarah from Interrobang Studios

For anyone who's ever wanted to sell their art. Construct a concrete game plan and get a helping hand with the numbers: expenses, costs, and sales goals. Work that artist alley table and succeed in the three core areas of any Artist Alley experience: make money, make friends, and make a splash!


Speakers
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Sarah Martinez

Interrobang Studios


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

1:30pm

Tiger & Bunny (TV-PG) Episodes 10-13

Join Steve Blum on Saturday, who will introduce these episodes where he plays NEXT terrorist Jake Martinez, and watch the events unfold as he and Ouroboros threaten to hold Stern Bild City hostage.


Speakers
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Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

1:45pm

Taking Better Cosplay Photos

You've worked on your costume for months. Now you're hoping to find a photographer to capture your beautiful work, but you don't know where to start or how to pose. Learn these simple steps to better cosplay posing and photography from DeAnna, Ger, Han, and Lizzy.


Saturday February 16, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

2:00pm

Chibi Protection w/ Samurai Dan & Jillian

Self-defense class for elementary-age otaku.  Easy to follow, fun-but very real moves allowing even the smallest of children to protect themselves when necessary.


Speakers
avatar for Samurai Dan & Jillian

Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Let's Talk About Homestuck

Hey there! Would you like to talk about Homestuck? A round- table discussion about the popular webcomic Microsoft Paint Adventures: Homestuck featuring kids & fun, trolls & quadrants, and all their wonderful life-threatening hijinks! 


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

2:00pm

Crispin Freeman
Speakers
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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Area

2:00pm

Libera Edge Presents: The Ultimate Dance Workshop

Everyone can dance! From the same masterminds who brought you "So You Think You Can Dance: Para Para Edition" at Katsucon 2011, we bring you the newly remastered Ultimate Dance Workshop! With so many different dances out there, how do you pick just one? Come join Libera Edge in this fun-filled, friendly (and maybe slightly fanatic!) dance workshop that will cover para para, kpop/hip hop, and even some in between!


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

2:00pm

Bunny Drop (TV-PG)

(Eps 1-4)

Daikichi, a 30-year-old bachelor, is surprised to meet a 6-year-old, Rin, at his grandfather Souichi's funeral. He and his family are even more surprised to learn that Rin is Souichi's daughter. When the topic of who will care for her comes up, the family shirks all responsibility of raising this "shameful" child. In an emotional outburst, Daikichi declares his intention to take Rin into his home. This is the story of two very different individuals coming together under one roof and learning what it means to be a family, an experience that teaches Daikichi what it means to be a parent.


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

2:00pm

Edo Tsumami Kanzashi Workshop
Limited Capacity full

Limit of 16 Participants (over the age of 15).  Other attendees are welcome to come and watch the class.

Learn how to make Edo Tsumami Kanzashi from the only authentic Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan in the U.S!  Kanzashi is an ornamental hairpin and it's history goes back as far as 3,000 years.  The Edo Tsumami Kanzashi style was formed during the Edo period and it was mainly worn in a maiden's hair for celebrations.

 


Speakers
avatar for Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

2:30pm

History of Taiko Drumming
Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

2:30pm

Tainted Reality / Fixer
Speakers
avatar for Danny Kang

Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

3:00pm

Make Your Game NOW! w/ Dave Lister

Bring your Nintendo DS!  Dragon's Den and Studio Nasu will help you take your game idea and make it real.  Design to Demo in 30 days!  We'll have our own embarrassing mega-early versions to show off, and even a way for you to do some hands on level design.  You CAN make your game, we can show you how!


Speakers
avatar for Dave Lister

Dave Lister

Some say that Dave Lister is made of Legos. This is false. Composed mostly of coffee, Dave has learned to work without unnecessary things like sleep (though this may also be speculation, as he is often observed face-down on his laptop). Dave got his roots in the industry by accidentally creating the webcomic, Paradox Lost in early 2000. Though it was intended simply to be a means for Dave to polish his art and writing skills, its success led to... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

3:00pm

The Geek Comedy Tour and the Panel of Doom
Speakers
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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is overjoyed to return to Katsucon 19. The Geeks and Katsucon go way back. How far back? When the Geek Comedy Tour first performed at Katsucon, Blockbuster and Myspace were still THINGS. Homestuck didnít exist (and Homestuck fans were still in Kindergarten). When The Geek Comedy Tour first performed their nerdcore/party/digital/yolo/comedy show, you could still buy anime on VHS in the dealerís room. This year... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

3:00pm

AMV Contest Extras (overflow screenings)

Come see the rest of the entrants for this year's AMV contest that were not featured as finalists in the contest proper.


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

3:00pm

The Making of Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (+ Extras)

“Making of The Last Party”: A 49-minute insight into the development of The Last Party as well as a look into Sengoku Basara's cultural impact in Japan, in light of the video games and 2 anime series created.

 

Extras: “Another Last Party” – a 4-Panel Comic Theater featuring chibi versions of the cast, including Date Masamune, Sanada Yukimura, Tokugawa Ieyasu, Ishida mitsunari, and Kuroda Kanbei.

 

“The Party Must Go On” – Some of our brave souls from Katsucon's Video Ops Department will take on one of their greatest challenges: performing the end-credits dance sequence from the movie!


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

3:00pm

Intermediate Mock Combat for Cosplay w/ Chris Ayres

Want to give your cosplay skit a little extra "punch," or just wanted to learn how to make it look like you're beating someone up without really hurting them? Well, join veteran fight director and voice actor Christopher Ayres for this on-your-feet, hands-on workship as he teaches you how to stage effective fight sequences.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Ayres

Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

3:15pm

Awesomely BAD Japanese Music Videos

The panel that just keeps on giving the strange music video madness you crave. Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos is here to help you indulge in the funniest, strangest, and most downright soul-crushing music videos Japan has to offer!


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:15pm - 5:15pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

3:30pm

3:30pm

Drawing Digitally: Ditching White Out for Ctrl+Z w/ Garth Graham

Join digital artist Garth Graham as he walks us through the entire artistic process without ever picking up a pencil or scanning in a page.  Completely within the digital realm of Adobe Photoshop, he'll show us how easy it is to draw, ink, and color artwork.  Come and learn how easy it is to trade in your White-Out for Ctrl+Z.


Speakers
avatar for Garth Graham

Garth Graham

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn’t, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

3:30pm

Oblivion Island (G)

From the studio that brought you Eden of the East, FLCL and Ghost in the Shell comes an exhilarating blend of Japanese folklore and storybook charm reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland. This award-winning feature film is sure to amaze animation fans of all ages.

16-year-old Haruka is on a mission to find her mirror - a precious childhood gift from her mother that mysteriously disappeared. While following a strange fox-like creature in the woods, she tumbles into a mystical world where once-cherished toys and treasures go when their owners neglect them. Join Haruka and her new friend Teo on a roller coaster ride of adventure as they contend with the island's greedy ruler, who wants the mirror for his own evil plan!


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

3:30pm

Berserk – The Golden Age Arc (TV-MA-V)

He trusts no one; only his sword. He doesn't have a place to call home. The lone mercenary Guts travels the land, where a hundred-year-old war is taking place. His ferocity and ability to take down enemies attracts the attention of Griffith, the leader of a group of mercenaries called "The Band of the Hawk" who wants to recruit Guts for his band.

 

As the Band of the Hawk fight together and their bond as a unit is strengthened, Griffith and Guts' bond deepens even more. Thanks to their continued success on the battlefield, Griffith achieves the first step in fulfilling his goal: his band of mercenaries becomes a full-fledged army within the Midland Kingdom. But despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith's dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Sinterniklass

Mike Sinterniklass

Michael Sinterniklaas is an 18 year veteran of the Anime industry. Michael founded the recording studio NYAV Post LLC in 2000 which now has facilities in both New York and Los Angeles and has been busy at work this year recording Funshie in the new CARE BEARS now airing on the Hub, as well as TIGER AND BUNNY, NARUTO, BLEACH, BAKUMAN, animated feature films ZAMBEZIA with Samuel L. Jackson and WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW as well as the new... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

4:00pm

Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Japan

A fun, hectic crash course through the culture, history, current affairs, geography, politics, and many other aspects of Japan.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

4:00pm

4:00pm

World Cosplay Summit Semi-Finals with Guest Host Yaya Han
Moderators
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Yaya Han

Yaya Han is a costume designer, model and cosplay entertainer with 13 years of experience. After discovering cosplay at her first con over a decade ago, she quickly absorbed the heart and soul of costume design and creation. To this day Yaya has made 200 (and counting) costumes in the genres of anime/manga, comic books, video games, sci-fi and of course from her own original designs. Her intricate and lavish creations have won many awards and... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

4:00pm

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (TV-PG)

(Eps 1-4)

Makoto Niwa just moved to the city to live with his aunt Meme after his parents have been reassigned to work overseas. He is perfectly fine with that, saying it will give him the chance to live the dream life of an adolescent boy. He keeps track of the things he does by assigning "points" to them - positive or negative - and adds them up on a regular basis to grade his adolescent life. Then he discovers Meme has a secret daughter (and self-proclaimed alien) named Erio. He finds her rolling around by the front door of Meme's house wrapped up in a futon. It is then he realizes that his dream adolescent life will not come true, and begins a life of experiences that are out of this world.


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

4:00pm

Persona 4: The Animation (TV-14)

When Yu Narukami moves to the country town of Inaba to stay with his uncle and cousin, he's expecting a lot more peace and quiet than he's used to in the big city. What he isn't expecting is for his uncle's job as a police detective to spill over into his own life, or for the murders that are occurring across town to be somehow linked to Yu's own strange experiences, odd local weather patterns, and a mysterious TV show world that seems to be attempting to get Yu to enter it!

 

Now, together with a new group of friends, Yu must plunge into a bizarre alternate reality where he gains unique abilities that will either help him solve the riddle of the mystery killer... or lead him to his doom.


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

4:15pm

Jamie Marchi & Monica Rial
Speakers
avatar for Jamie Marchi

Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Autograph Area

4:15pm

Sengoku Basara: The Last Party (TV-14)

The fuse is lit! Prepare to have your mind blown by a multi-megaton explosion of battlefield action in the feature-length climax of the Sengoku Basara saga!

 

Toyotomi Hideyoshi is defeated, but feudal Japan isn't safe yet. The fallen villain's most loyal and lethal minion Ishida Mitsunari is obsessed with carrying on Toyotomi's legacy of violence in the name of vengeance. Ishida brutally cuts a bloody path across the countryside, even as the nation's other warlords rally toward an era of harmony. Unfortunately, for peace to finally be achieved, the fires of war must be unleashed once more. With Japan's fate hanging in the balance, one of the most over-the-top battles in history is set to erupt in Sengoku Basara: The Last Party, based on the world created by CAPCOM!


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:15pm - 6:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

4:30pm

Hellsing Panel w/ FUNimation & Crispin Freeman
Speakers
avatar for Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

4:30pm

Dude Looks Like a Lady: Beginning MtF Crossplay

So you've heard a bit about crossplay, and you're curious. But are you overwhelmed by the how to's online, and not sure where to start? Never fear, WyrdDaughl: Expert Lady! is here to give you the categorical basics. From make-up to shaving, padding to tucking, you'll walk out confident and trap-ready.


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

4:45pm

The Thrill of the Frills

Lolita is a well known Japanese street fashion that pulls inspiration from the Rococo and Victorian era. It started in the 1980's as part of the gothic movement but has since then grown into it's own subculture, that is popular all over the world. Come learn about this growing street fashion, and how to coordinate your own Lolita look, as we explore it’s many sub-styles. 


Saturday February 16, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

5:00pm

Dead Like Us REMIXED

Recommended ages - 13+

A revised look at death customs, shinigami and afterlife mythology in Japan. Drawing on folklore and sacred beliefs, this panel deconstructs the various ways anime and games present the idea of death gods and stories, offering a window on Japanese beliefs and customs. Part theory, part retrospective. 


Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a knowledge otaku. In 2011, he received his MA in socio-cultural anthropology, and has traveled extensively, presenting lectures on fandom dynamics, Japanese culture and sacred practice in media, folklore and mythology. By day, he edits fiction, indulges in the occasional JRGP (he is an avid Poke-holic), and is currently compiling a book on the impact and representations of Japanese sacred culture in media. You can read some... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

5:00pm

Ten Things I Hate About Webcomics w/ Kevin Bolk

Cartoonist & humorist Kevin Bolk hosts a tongue-in-cheek panel aimed at helping fellow and aspiring webcomics artists avoid (or exploit) the common pitfalls and cliches of webcomics.


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics “It Sucks to be Weegie” and “Ensign Sue Must Die!” as part of Interrobang Studios’ Pot Luck Comics. His art has also been... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

5:00pm

Totally Subversive Toons

We all remember when cartoons were nice and safe for kids...or were they? Sift through the subtext and you can see how shocking and tradition-defying they were, and still are to this day.


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

5:15pm

Q&A w/ Danny Kang
Speakers
avatar for Danny Kang

Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

5:30pm

Ask the Avengers

A Question and Answer panel of Earth's mightiest heroes for all ages: The Avengers!  The Avengers Initiative 2013: Agent Philip J. Colson Memorial Tour.  Sponsored by Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D).


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

5:30pm

Japanese Tea Ceremony

The Japanese Tea Ceremony panel is a demonstration of thenRyakubon ceremony, a traditional Japanese thin tea ceremony. The panel will also include a discussion on the history of tea in Japan, and the origins of the ceremony, its symbolism, and its roots in Zen. Li Izumi studied the tea ceremony in Akita, Japan and has been hosting the Japanese Tea Ceremony panel with Akiko at various conventions since 2004.


Speakers
avatar for Comiku Girls

Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

5:30pm

Composing Music For Games - Music Production and implementation

Following up from last year’s workshop; “Let’s Make Video Game Music” we will take it one step further and actually see the process of how music for games is applied and implemented into an actual game. First we will come up with music on the spot as a group and then we will do a LIVE and on-the-spot demonstration on applying music that we created and put it to actual live gameplay. We will try to do as many music tracks as possible for the duration of the workshop. Come and experience process of composing music for games and how it applies to interactive gameplay. Come and share your creativity! Musicians: Feel encouraged to participate in some of the recording/composition.


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

5:45pm

Racism in Cosplay

Cosplay is fun for everyone, but what happens when a cosplayer is said to be inaccurate because of their natural skin color? Join us in our discussions on how race and fandom collide with each other.


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

5:45pm

“It Gets Better – Anime Con Edition” w/ Greg Ayres & Crispin Freeman

The "It Gets Better" project in response to a string of teen suicides by kids who were bullied because they were perceived to be gay. Sadly bullying is something that happens to one in four teens. In the past few years we've even seen an increase in bullying within fandom. Join us as we share our stories, and talk about ways we can all help and Support each other and find the light at the end if the tunnel. It really does get better.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →
avatar for Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:45pm - 7:15pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

5:45pm

Steve Blum
Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 5:45pm - 7:45pm
Autograph Area

6:00pm

Japanese Tales of the Supernatural

Recommended ages - 13+

An introduction to Kaidan, or Japanese stories of the supernatural.  These stories are dark and involve murder, revenge, and other sometimes frightening motifs.


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

6:00pm

Anime Music Appreciation w/ Katie from SAO

Do you love anime music?  Come share your opinions!  Music is amazing in its, quality, lack of quality and moments that bring tears to your eyes (either because the sounds have moved you or you literally need to move – so that you don’t have to listen to this anymore).  Come learn a bit of the history of anime music and then be ready to share as we explore the world sound tracks and composers in the anime industry.


Speakers
avatar for Symphonic Anime Orchestra

Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

6:00pm

A Certain Scientific Railgun (TV-PG)

Find all the adventure Academy City has to offer with highly skilled esper Misaka Mikoto and her esper roommate, Kuroko Shirai. They're joined by Kazari Uiharu and Ruiko Saten, whose esper levels happen to rank from super-low to zero!


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

6:00pm

AMV Hell 6: The End of the Universe 2012 (rough cut) (TV-14)

From one megaton-explosion feature to another, come experience the completion of the Univercide, a self-fulfilling Mayan prophecy: A multi-editor AMV project to end the 21st century. Come see the latest installment of the ORIGINAL comedy masterpiece extravaganza spectacular sensation phenomenon smash.


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

6:00pm

Higanjima – Escape from Vampire Island (TV-MA-V)

Akira and his ragtag group of teenage friends enter a world of danger and action when they land on the shores of Higanjima, an uncharted island that's overrun by vampires.

 

After learning that his missing brother might be somewhere on the island, Akira leads his friends on a chilling adventure that takes them from Higanjima's highest volcanic peaks to the subterranean chambers of the island's ancient ruins. They'll face entire villages of sword-wielding vampires while racing to stay a step ahead of winged she-beasts and giant gargoyles.

 

Worst of all, the gang will encounter the deadly master of the island's monsters: the pale, blood-sucking freakshow known as Miyabi. If the devilishly cruel Miyabi gets his way, none of the young heroes will live to see Akira's brother - or the mainland - ever again.


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

6:00pm

6:30pm

A Guide to Buying ALL THE THINGS: Money Management & Animu Paraphernalia Manual

This panel will relay important information about how to buy ALL THE THINGS when it comes to anime, manga, and imports and how to do so in the most money conscious and economical way possible.  This panel will also advise viewers on what to look out for when buying online, in the dealer's room, or anywhere else to avoid some fairly unpleasant situations.


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

6:30pm

Fate/stay night – Unlimited Blade Works (TV-14)

Having spent the last ten years of his life studying under a mysterious sorcerer, Shiro Emiya has become a Magi, a sorcerer who has summoned a "Servant," a mystical female warrior of incredible power named Saber, to stand together in the ultimate test of sorcery and magic: the Holy Grail War. But Shiro's own feelings for Saber may conflict with their goal.


To win the contest means to take the risk of losing everything, even as he also begins to empathize with members of the rival battleteams. While seven teams will enter the battle, only one will leave, and the winners will receive the prize of the Grail itself and their greatest wish granted. Will that wish be worth the price Shiro must ultimately pay?


Saturday February 16, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

6:30pm

7:00pm

An Introduction to the Japanese Language 3

A discussion of study materials and methodology, focusing on self-study. Learn how to study efficiently and teach yourself Japanese.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

7:00pm

Guilded Age - The Panel! (Phil Kahn & T. Campbell)

Meet and greet with the leet creators of the totally sweet Guilded Age! Phil Kahn and T Campbell will be on hand and on demand for any questions, comments, or outrage you have to give them. They'll even help you understand their own needlessly convoluted plot and story! Fun for the whole family (a family which can tolerate Phil's incessant swearing)!


Speakers
avatar for T. Campbell

T. Campbell

An ex-stage actor and failed Internet shut-in, T Campbell has written eighteen gazintillion pages of comics, won some awards and gotten high-flying writers to praise his work, so if you don’t love his series, it’s probably your own damn fault. Besides Guilded Age, his series include Quiltbag, Penny and Aggie, Fans, Rip and Teri, Widgetitis, Divalicious and Cool Cat Studio, plus about fourteen seconds’ worth of work for Marvel... Read More →
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Phil Kahn

A longtime Professional Neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various Webcomic, Webcomic Criticism, and Webcomic Enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to good use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT Support Specialist and Pokémon Trainer, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

7:00pm

Learn Kyogen Movement

Come learn about Kyogen (brief Japanese plays performed between Nō plays to provide comic relief) from Professor Holly Blumner as she discusses the art form, shows clips of performances and then teaches you the movements used by the actors.


Speakers
avatar for Holly Blumner

Holly Blumner

Associate professor of theater, film, and media studiesand coordinator of Asian Studies. Japanese theater and film, Asian theater, theater history and criticism, performance. | Holly A. Blumner received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Asian theatre from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Her B.A., in theatre and biology, is from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Holly studied kabuki for four years in Kyoto and at Waseda University. While in... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

7:00pm

Chibigami

Come learn a bit of origami, the traditional art of paper folding from Japan. Participants will be able create any number of creations from a variety of animal and flower designs that they can be help guided through. After they are done folding participants will be customize their work with provided crafting supplies and of course googly eyes.


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

7:15pm

GIR w/ Rikki Simons

GIR! Voice actor Rikki Simone talks about his time on Invader ZIM as GIR.


Speakers
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

7:30pm

Anime Rest Stop: Con Stories and Fan Glory

The Anime Rest Stop pulls into Katsucon to spread con stories and fan glory all around!  Come one and all to the spectacle that shows you the highs and lows of the road (of fandom) as well as the many prolific contributions of fans to the anime industry!  Witness the grand countdown from Robotech to Persona 4 as we look at some fan-favorite moments from titles old and new!  You don't want to miss it!


Saturday February 16, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

7:30pm

Katsucon Karaoke
Saturday February 16, 2013 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

8:00pm

Real Ninjas

Real Ninjas is an overview of ninja history, lore, truth and the reality behind the shadowy assassins.  The ninja philosophy (drawn from primary texts like the Shonin-ki) will be discussed, some light will be shed on the wild stories of ninja magic and supernatural powers, and tales will be told of ninjas who actually lived.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a knowledge otaku. In 2011, he received his MA in socio-cultural anthropology, and has traveled extensively, presenting lectures on fandom dynamics, Japanese culture and sacred practice in media, folklore and mythology. By day, he edits fiction, indulges in the occasional JRGP (he is an avid Poke-holic), and is currently compiling a book on the impact and representations of Japanese sacred culture in media. You can read some... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

8:00pm

Chondara (Okinawan Clown Makeup) w/ Chin Hamaya

The meaning of the makeup on the Okinawan Chondara to also include the importance and meanings of color within the Okinawan and Japanese culture.


Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

8:00pm

Chris Ayres
Speakers
avatar for Chris Ayres

Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Autograph Area

8:00pm

Heaven's Lost Property – The Angeloid of Clockwork (TV-MA-LS)

w/Q&A

A short flashback of what happened in prequel of Heaven's Lost Property series until there's an Angel, Hiyori Kazane who is dreaming while her real body is in heaven. She had a crush on the main protagonist, Tomoki Sakurai who fight until the end where the world has memory about Hiyori erased when she died in her dream and returned to her real body. She wanted to return to her dream so much that she got modified into an Angeloid of Clockwork by heaven's master but got back consciousness with help of Tomoki. However, it was not enough to save her life.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

8:00pm

Hellsing Ultimate (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-2)

The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from satanic ghouls and Nazi freaks. He is not alone in his assault on the occult; the master has a servant. Policewoman Seras Victoria accepted Alucard's gift of dark salvation after falling in the line of duty, and now the remnants of her human soul struggle against her growing vampire urges. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good - and tonight the foggy streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

8:15pm

FUNimation Sneak Peek

Extended looks and special previews of some of the new releases and rad stuff coming soon from FUNimation, one of the leaders in North American anime.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

8:15pm

K-Pop World

Join us as we dive into the fast-growing world of Korean pop! From A Pink to ZEA, we've got you covered when it comes to the Hallyu wave. Check out the hottest new sounds of K-Pop, dance to the classics, and test your knowledge! Newcomers welcome.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

8:30pm

Japanese Fairy Tales for Children w/ Chin Hamaya

Japanese fairy tales to include with the story of the crane and then we do crane origami or the legend of the shisa and dragon with the costumes.


Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

8:30pm

Kickstarter 101 w/ Obsidian & Dern

Learn what goes on behind the scenes of a successful Kickstarter, as well tips and advice on how to make your own Kickstarter hit 100% (and beyond).


Speakers
avatar for Obsidian

Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
avatar for Dern Gendron

Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

8:30pm

Blood-C (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-6)

Horrifying beasts with a hunger for human flesh prey on the citizens of a quiet town. In moonlit twilight, Saya slays the monsters and returns home drenched in blood. As the attacks increase in frequency and intensity, her enemies relay cryptic messages about a broken contract. Limbs are torn from flesh and skulls are crushed and devoured while the huntress struggles with paralyzing visions and gaping holes in her memory.

 

When the humans Saya promised to protect reveal the sickening truth about her role in the violence, she learns her mission isn't as clear cut as she thought - and her most sadistic foe of all is so close she can taste it.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

8:30pm

Shigurui – Death Frenzy (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-6)

Two damaged warriors wear the scars of a twisted and violent past. Bitter rivals for the secrets of their master's sword and the right to his daughter, these samurai inflict wounds on each other that would destroy lesser men.

 

The final chapter of their saga unfolds within a brutal samurai tournament, a gruesome contest arranged to satisfy the bloodlust of a cruel tyrant overlord. The disfigured legends of the blade must summon the strength for one last battle - a final lesson in the artistry of violence where nothing is more beautiful than the kill.


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

8:45pm

Obon Matsuri Dance

Japanese dance is more than just ParaPara. Obon Matsuri dances are traditional folk dances related to the Obon Festival.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn some of these dances.


Speakers
avatar for Comiku Girls

Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 8:45pm - 9:45pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

9:00pm

Cosplay Chess Rules Meeting
Saturday February 16, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

9:15pm

Make Your Own Plushie
Limited Capacity full

Would you like to know how to make a basis plushie doll?  Then this is the panel for you!  You can come and make a plushie, no sewing skills necessary.  Supplies will be provided so come and enjoy!


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:15pm - 11:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

9:30pm

Cosplayer Nation AFTER DARK 18+ w/ Uke Li and Joshua Adams

Every scandalous story you wanted to hear about Cosplayer Nation, here's the your chance to see it. A mini screening as well, courtesy of Jaded Fetish Party, http://jadednight.com/


Speakers
avatar for Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation is a globtrotting documentary that filmed across the US. Joshua Adams who is an internet radio DJ on Cyberstationusa.com and filmmaker Uke Li, collaborated to make a documentary on the lives of cosplayers across America. In December 2010, the journey began at a cosplay ice skating event in Boston. Since then, these men have crusaded from Puerto Rico to Hawaii and 20+ conventions, including Katsucon 18, capturing the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

9:30pm

Pokemon Gaming Hour

Bring your gaming devices and get ready to CATCH THEM ALL!


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

9:30pm

Kowai 2: Electric Karasu-tengu

A sequel to the panel "Kowai: Yuurei, Yokai and Scary Japan." The previous incarnation focused on popular monsters, yokai history in Japan, deviancy, and superstitions. This panel focuses on ambiguity of yokai (in particular, names, appearances and "powers"), festivals, the "Three Worlds of Japan", transformations (both in form and legend) and contains 25 new yokai.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar is a knowledge otaku. In 2011, he received his MA in socio-cultural anthropology, and has traveled extensively, presenting lectures on fandom dynamics, Japanese culture and sacred practice in media, folklore and mythology. By day, he edits fiction, indulges in the occasional JRGP (he is an avid Poke-holic), and is currently compiling a book on the impact and representations of Japanese sacred culture in media. You can read some... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

9:30pm

Q&A w/ Mike Sinterniklaas
Speakers
avatar for Mike Sinterniklass

Mike Sinterniklass

Michael Sinterniklaas is an 18 year veteran of the Anime industry. Michael founded the recording studio NYAV Post LLC in 2000 which now has facilities in both New York and Los Angeles and has been busy at work this year recording Funshie in the new CARE BEARS now airing on the Hub, as well as TIGER AND BUNNY, NARUTO, BLEACH, BAKUMAN, animated feature films ZAMBEZIA with Samuel L. Jackson and WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW as well as the new... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

9:30pm

Samurai Sword Class w/ Samurai Dan & Jillian

Not a boffer class!  Real Samurai sword moves and concepts taught by a professional swordman to con-goers.


Speakers
avatar for Samurai Dan & Jillian

Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Potomac 5

9:45pm

Lose Your M.I.N.D

if you remember the Dancing Jabbawockeezs from last year, they are back here with their own Dance group called M.I.N.D. Come for Q&A, learn dance moves and more. 


Saturday February 16, 2013 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

10:00pm

Silkey's 18+ Extravaganza!

Game shows, prizes, ladies and bishi, and more all to be had at Silkey’s 18+ Extravaganza!


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

10:00pm

Greg Ayres
Speakers
avatar for Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Autograph Area

10:00pm

Asian Brushpainting

Calligraphy and Asian Brush Painting (in Japan, Sumi-e). Wewill relate painting to the meditation process and the history ofthese techniques, the roots of which originated inChina. Workshop participants will have the opportunity tocreate their own brush paintings.


Speakers
avatar for Comiku Girls

Comiku Girls

The Comiku Girls, Akiko Meigetsu & Li Izumi, are celebrating their 10-year anniversary attending the convention circuit along | the eastern seaboard and beyond. Each has had a pencil (or brush) in their hand since they could hold one, & have been | telling stories since they could talk. At conventions, they are artists, cosplayers, & Japanese cultural panelists. In 2004, we | debuted our popular Japanese Tea Ceremony Panel, and... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00pm - 11:00pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

10:00pm

Concert with THE SOUND BEE HD
Speakers
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THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

10:00pm

AMV Salad 6 & AMV Contest Awards Ceremony (TV-14)
Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

10:00pm

Kara no Kyoukai – The Garden of Sinners (Chapters 1-3) (TV-MA-V)

After spending two years in a coma due to a traffic accident, Shiki Ryougi awakens witamnesia. In turn, however, she finds that she has also obtained the "Mystic Eyes of Death Perception," with which she can see the invisible lines of mortality that hold every living and non-living thing together. Working for a small independent agency, Shiki attempts to unravel the baffling mystery behind a series of abnormal, horrifying incidents, but do they foreshadow something even more tragic and ominous?

Things are not what they appear to be on the surface, but what dark revelations lie underneath? Shiki must tackle supernatural incidents with her special abilities while searching for a reason to live.

Chapter 1: Thanatos (Overlooking View) 
September, 1998: In the city where Shiki lives, something triggers a spate of mysterious schoolgirl suicides. The connection between the girls who've leapt to their deaths is unclear, although all of them have jumped from the Fujou Building, a skyscraper scheduled to be demolished.

 

Chapter 2: ...And Nothing Heart (Murder Speculation Part A) 
1995: Mikiya Kokutou meets a girl who has a mysterious gaze and falls in love with her. That April, he's reunited with her at his high school entrance ceremony. The girl's name is Shiki Ryougi. Meanwhile, the city has been rattled by a series of bizarre murders. There are no known links between victims, and the motive is unclear. An astonishing secret awaits Mikiya, but he doesn't find out until three years later...

 

Chapter 3: Ever Cry, Never Life (Remaining Sense of Pain) 
July 1998: One night, Mikiya helps a girl lying doubled over with stomach pains. Around that time, a number of dismembered bodies are found throughout the city. The murder victims are torn apart so badly that they don't seem like the work of a human.


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

10:30pm

Ask a Nation Panel 18+

Come join us for the typical Ask a Nation panel but with the Adult twist of 18+. There isn't a question we won't answer so come by with whatever questions you can think of and try to make them blush!


Speakers

Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

10:30pm

Awkward Dance Moves

Whether you’re a good dancer or bad, come join us for some awkward dancing! At Awkward Dance Moves we will be teaching clips of some of the most awkward dances out there and awarding prizes to those who stand out! Come join us for laughs and a good time!


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Potomac 5

10:30pm

10:30pm

LOL: The Best Of Japanese TV

Do you like funny things? Do you have a passion for Japanese culture? If you do, then please drop by and enjoy the smorgasbord of hilarity awaiting for you. We will explore the wide range of humor Japanese TV has to offer such as commercials, trailers, and game shows. Be ready! Geared for Teens and Up.


Saturday February 16, 2013 10:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30am
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

11:00pm

Thrift Store Cosplay

Can't sew? Don't trust auctions sites? Still want to cosplay?  This is the panel for you!  We will discuss how to choose a character, decide what to buy, and how to shop smart.  We will have two in-person examples of thrift store cosplay!  If you can buy clothes, you're already half way there.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00pm - 11:45pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

11:00pm

Of Duelists and Drunkards

Rabid fangirls. Inappropriate touching. Lines! Hangovers. Strange people in your bed. Vic Mignogna. The Great Otakon Fire! THAT'S A GUY?! Many have been scarred by their time by conventions. Come hear the horrors from some true convention veterans, and share a couple tales of your own! [A Manly Battleships Production]


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

11:00pm

What Panel? A Homestuck Choose Your Own Adventure

Build your own original adventure with the cast of Homestuck!  A longform improv panel, we put our trust (and our characters' well-being) in the audience's hands.  Come laugh at all of the crazy shenanigans that can happen to a kid stuck at home!


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

11:00pm

Takahata101 Presents: Hellsing Ultimate Abridged (TV-MA-LV)

(Eps 1-3)

From the warped mind of Takahata101, famous for his portrayal of Nappa in DBZ Abridged, comes the warped re-version of one of anime's bloodiest vampires, Alucard, and the Hellsing organization.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

11:00pm

Guest Uncensored hosted by Samurai Dan

Due to the state of the economy, this year's "Guests Uncensored" event will be a little more toned down than it normally is. That means no flaming hoops of death or live reenactments of Battle Royale with our guests. We hope you'll still join us for a mellow, quaint evening of sophisticated and intelligent conversation.


Wait...this just in! The recession is over! "Guest Uncensored" is back on in full force! Light the flaming hoops and break out the explosive collars and implements of death! It's going to be a long and interesting night.


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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →

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Mookie

Michael “Mookie” Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, “Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire.” Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what’s so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their... Read More →
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Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →
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Steve Bennett

Steve first honed his artistic chops when he was just a teenager living in Tokyo. He landed a part-time gig with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma and was lucky enough to work on series like Only You and Yamamoto.Later he was able to turn this experience into an actual job in the Statesófrom 1997 until 2004 Steve was Artistic Director and part owner of Studio Ironcat, which published several manga... Read More →
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Kevin Bolk

Kevin Bolk is a freelance cartoonist, illustrator, and proud alumnus of Awesome University (his favorite imaginary alma mater). Although he’s done work for Nickelodeon, Tokyopop, Udon Entertainment, Blind Ferret Entertainment, and Voices For, he’s best known for his parody webcomics “It Sucks to be Weegie” and “Ensign Sue Must Die!” as part of Interrobang Studios’ Pot Luck Comics. His art has also been... Read More →
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Super Art Fight

Born under a dark moon, the creative combat showcase known as Super Art Fight has traveled all across the US since its inception five years ago, but no matter how far they travel, or how big they become, they consider Katsucon home. Join them this year as they continue their trail of broken markers and rocked faces, as “The Greatest Live Art Competition In The Known Universe” presents another of their relentless live shows. We may... Read More →
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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →
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Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →
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Phil Kahn

A longtime Professional Neckbeard, Phil Kahn has spent a few years writing for various Webcomic, Webcomic Criticism, and Webcomic Enthusiast sites, and is now trying to take his accumulated knowledge and put it all to good use on Guilded Age. While building a daytime career as an IT Support Specialist and Pokémon Trainer, he also spends a great deal of time practicing silly voices/faces in front of a mirror for the inevitable day where the... Read More →
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Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →
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Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation is a globtrotting documentary that filmed across the US. Joshua Adams who is an internet radio DJ on Cyberstationusa.com and filmmaker Uke Li, collaborated to make a documentary on the lives of cosplayers across America. In December 2010, the journey began at a cosplay ice skating event in Boston. Since then, these men have crusaded from Puerto Rico to Hawaii and 20+ conventions, including Katsucon 18, capturing the... Read More →
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Bill Rogers

Since his debut in “Assemble Insert” back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you’ve watched “Shingu”, “KO Beast”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Madara, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Queen’s Blade&rdquo... Read More →
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Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background... Read More →
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Tavisha Simons-Wolfgarth

Tavisha produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes ìWiredPsycheî) along with her husband, Rikki Simons. After a decade of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha has had the opportunity to work with a variety of properties, attaching her much loved spin to them. A fan favorite, Tavisha has designed manga versions of established western cartoon characters for... Read More →
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Geek Comedy Tour

The Geek Comedy Tour is overjoyed to return to Katsucon 19. The Geeks and Katsucon go way back. How far back? When the Geek Comedy Tour first performed at Katsucon, Blockbuster and Myspace were still THINGS. Homestuck didnít exist (and Homestuck fans were still in Kindergarten). When The Geek Comedy Tour first performed their nerdcore/party/digital/yolo/comedy show, you could still buy anime on VHS in the dealerís room. This year... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

11:00pm

Mardock Scramble (TV-MA-VS)

The First Compression:

To stop the unstoppable you need the irresistible. To kill the un-killable, you need someone for whom death no longer has a meaning. And to catch the perfect serial killer, you need the one person who knows his methods the best... his last victim.

 

Murdered and now reborn, female cyborg Balot exists for only one reason: to track down the man who killed her and bring him to justice. But can even the ultimate hybrid between ghost and machine take down a monster who wipes his own memory? Or will a shadowy cabal of gruesome mutants who want her body parts for their own perverse purposes get to her first?

 

The Second Combustion:

Rescued by Doctor Easter from a deadly assault on their headquarters by Dimsdale Boiled, Rune Balot finds temporary shelter in "Paradise," a high-tech laboratory where the Scramble 09 protocol originated. While the severely injured Oeufcoque regenerates in a healing vat, Rune struggles to find the answers within herself that will let her equally injured psyche find some measure of peace. But as the search for clues to the location of Shell's hidden memories continues, Boiled finds them again, and Rune and the Doctor decide it's time to carry the war to the enemy.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:00pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

11:30pm

Tenchi Muyo! No Need for a Game Show!

Join Washu as she quizzes audience members on the lore created by Masaki Kajishima! (Tenchi Muyo, Tenchi Universe, Tenchi in Tokyo, Tenchi GXP, Pretty Sammy, ect!) Then at the end of our show, members will be able to attempt to stump the genius at her own game, but don't forget; WASHU IS THE GREATEST!!! So don't miss out on a flash from Toonami's past!


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

11:30pm

Character Building 201: Developing Depth

Give your characters the depth they deserve with Character Building 201. Whether you're a role-player looking for extra pizzazz, a writer seeking something new, or anyone excited about avoiding boring repetitive storytelling, we'll help you dodge dangerous clichés, prevent character copy-paste, and expunge the infamous Mary Sue.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

11:30pm

The Philosophy of Pokemon

Think pokemon is all about catching 'em all and being the very best? Think again! This panel seeks to unravel the philosophical secrets of the Pokemon world and bring you to a new level of Poke-understanding! 


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

11:30pm

Everybody Dance!

Do you love dancing? In this workshop, dancers of all skill-levels will come together to learn two popular convention dances! With step-by-step instruction taught in a memorable way, anyone can get a good grasp of the dances!


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am
Potomac 5

11:30pm

Harley's Mad Tea Party

Harley Quinn's having another tea party and everyone's invited! She's heard from ole Jervis Tech-the Mad Hatter-about what fun tea parties can be. Well she's still out to show him what a real party is! Come join her for tea and games! Lolita, Batman, Alice in Wonderland (Pandora Hearts, Black Butler, Miyuki-chan, etc) cosplays are encouraged, but not necessary.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

11:30pm

Katsucon So Far

This is your chance to give daily feedback of your Katsucon experience so far. There will be at least one Vice President of Katsucon present at this panel to receive your feedback! So, if there are any questions; concerns or compliments, this is the place to do it. We really want to know. This panel runs three times this weekend, so be sure to stop by and give your opinions.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:30pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

11:45pm

Sentai Cosplay 101

A beginners guide to Power Ranger costuming.


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:45pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

11:45pm

The SOUND BEE HD
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THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →


Saturday February 16, 2013 11:45pm - Sunday February 17, 2013 12:45am
Autograph Area

12:00am

Life After Reality

"Life after Reality" follows the hilarious and sometimes mis-adventures of Jc, who was featured on TLC's reality show "Geek Love" This is a collection of short stories about his life growing up as a LARPing, anime, and comic book loving nerd all the way up to the various situations he has gotten into with fangirls after appearing on tv. Mixed through out are stories of being a nerd in a frat house, dating a nerd, traveling the country doing press work at cons partying with celebs, costuming and doing charity work with the 501st and Rebel Legion


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am - 1:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

12:00am

Ask the Avengers

A Question and Answer panel of Earth's mightiest heroes for all ages: The Avengers!  The Avengers Initiative 2013: Agent Philip J. Colson Memorial Tour.  Sponsored by Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division (S.H.I.E.L.D).


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am - 1:00am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

12:00am

12:00am

Is This a Zombie? (Kore wa zombie desu ka?) (TV-MA-LV)

(Eps 1-7)

Some guys have no luck; he's got no pulse. That's life for unfortunate, undead Ayumu. First, he was murdered by a serial killer. Total bummer. Then he was resurrected as a zombie by a cute little necromancer. That seemed pretty cool until she moved into his house, refused to speak, and forced his rotting carcass to do all the cooking. After that, a magical girl in a pretty pink dress used her matching chainsaw to chop his corpse in half.

 

Luckily, the necromancer's powers of resurrection trumped those of the chainsaw chick, so instead of dying (again), Ayumu became the world's first magical girl zombie. There's also a voluptuous vampire ninja who thinks zombie boy's a pervert - and a hideous crayfish demon who wants to devour him.

 

Confused? All you gotta know is this: zombies, frilly dresses, demons, and moe chainsaws. Pink. It's the new dead.


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am - 3:00am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

12:00am

Dance

Saturday night is focused on anime/jpop/jrock/videogame/eurobeatgenres. Our lineup includes Deejay Nak, Murumasa, Jason Arpino, and our danceguest deejay Pete Ellison (head of DiskoWarp records).


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00am - 4:00am
Dance (Exhibit Hall A)

12:30am

How to Cope with Being Homestuck

Are you a Homestuck? Are you a currently recovering from or trying to deal with your Homestuck affliction? We are here to help. A meet and greet panel run by Homestuck veterans, part of the fandom since the wee days of Problem Sleuth. This is your chance to share and hear stories about Homestuck, not just the comic, but the fandom and the fans, and how this crazy cult phenomenon has effected us and you. How did you first hear about Homestuck? Where were you during [s]Cascade? Come join us, and let's talk about Homestuck.


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am - 1:30am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

12:30am

Dramatic Fanfic Readings

Ever read a fanfic that made your heart sink and your brain melt? Well here the are, out of the internet and into your ears.


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am - 2:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

12:30am

Who Wants to be a Voice Actor?

Voice acting is quickly becoming one of the most desireable professions in modern media, however it is also one of the most mysterious.  So many people are interested, but few know exactly what they're getting into.  We'll help you make sense of the crazy world behind your favorite cartoons and anime, give tips and tricks for how to get started and begin opening doors for yourself, and even let you show us what you've got in some live auditions!


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30am - 2:00am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

1:00am

18+ Dating Game

"This 18+ Dating Game has anime and video game characters, and more. Characters and creatures of all sorts are looking for their beloved bachelor or bachelorette. "


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am - 2:00am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

1:00am

Harrumph: The Guide To The Sophisticated Gentleman

Are you looking for a bully time? Do you enjoy the finer accouterments in life? Do you believe what held Edward Elric back was not his height, but lack of a proper handlebar? Then this panel for the eloquent and dapper is the place to express your joys and to gain proper instruction from the Dais of Refined Gentlemen. Learn of gentry history, divulge in camaraderie and ponder over the many 'what if great men had even greater mustaches' scenarios through this journey into the world of elite sophistication. Bring a mustache and 'Harrumph!'


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am - 2:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

1:00am

What would Spike Spiegel drink? Cocktail and beverage pairings for your favorite anime (21+)

Join one nerdy bon vivant and a couple of experts from the rogue bartending troupe Bad Bad Cake as they take you through cocktails inspired by your favorite anime, and maybe a few tips and some history about bartending too.

Please bring your state identification as there will be an ID Check at the door.  You will also need to have an 18+ wristband.


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am - 2:00am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

1:00am

King of Thorn (TV-MA-LV)

Panic spreads worldwide as the Medusa Virus - a fatal pandemic that solidifies the body to stone - threatens to wipe out the human race. One-hundred and sixty infected individuals are selected to be cryogenically frozen while a cure is developed. Kasumi is one of those chosen for the experimental program.

 

Forced to enter without her twin sister, Shizuku, her distress multiplies when she awakens to find the facility overrun with thick, thorny vines and ravenous monsters. As Kasumi and six others fight a losing battle to escape this labyrinthine nightmare, questions cloud her distorted mind. Where is her sister? Why did their only salvation mutate into a deathtrap? If they survive, how much longer do they have to live?


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am - 3:00am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

1:00am

Umineko: When They Cry (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-4)

The affluent Ushiromiya family patriarch, Kinzo, is on his deathbed, and his family has assembled at their private island to discuss the division of his estate. As they bicker over their father's immense inheritance, a typhoon closes in, trapping them on the island. They suddenly receive an eerie word of warning... and then, in the dead of night, the murders begin.

 

One by one, family members are discovered murdered in bizarre and inhuman ways. Some within the family turn to superstition, blaming it on a witch rumored to inhabit the island. But one of them - the young Battler Ushiromiya - refuses to accept the supernatural and vows to uncover the real killer behind the seemingly impossible slaughters. He soon finds himself confronted by the apparent witch, and enters into a life-or-death battle for the truth.


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00am - 3:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

1:30am

Strike Witches: Beyond the Pantsu

Strike Witches famous for its lack of pants and blatant fan service is one of the most interesting Anime to deal with the Japanese perspective on World War Two.  For those who are familiar with the history of the era there is a great deal of commentary and references to many issues dealing with the war that at first glance are easy to miss.  Curious about just what the Neuroi are and why season two moved the focus to Italy?  These are just some of the issues that will be covered in this presentation.


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30am - 3:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

2:00am

Con Rage

"WARNING: Not for the easily offended.
Cons are fun right?  Mostly. Not when you have Weeaboos, D-bags, and Drama Llamas, Oh MY!  Con Rage is a forum to express how you really feel.  Tell us what you think of the creepers trolling for pantie shots or the Snorlaxs pretending they're Pinkie Pie.  You have stumbled onto a place of instinct and blood-lust, where drive and emotion steer the average con goer down the path of pure unfiltered hatred.  You have stories, you have experiences, and we want you to share them uncensored.   "


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00am - 3:00am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

2:00am

Girl's Guide to Hentai

Think hentai is just for the boys? Think again! This panel provides a brief overview of fierce females in hentai as well as some hilarious blasts from the past. There'll be trivia and prizes as well as more racy fun than you can shake a tentacle at!


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00am - 3:00am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

2:00am

Nitro+Chiral and other BL games you should know

Ever want to start playing Japanese BL games? Or maybe you want to find new games to play? In the Nitro+Chiral and other BL games you should know panel you will learn about how to set up Japanese BL, or "Boy Love", games on your laptop or computer and even how to get them to translate as you play. You will learn about different Nitro+Chiral games, including the newest DRAMAtical Murder. But you will learn other BL games that you may not even know exist. This panel will highlight on the games, show clips, music and much more.


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00am - 3:15am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

2:30am

Are You A Werewolf

An easy to learn, yet immensely addictive card game where mob rule rules.  Use logic to find and stop the werewolves, or use subterfuge to turn those that hunt against one another.  This game is, without a doubt, some of the most fun you can have.


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:30am - 6:00am
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

3:00am

Katawa Brojo Panel

Are you a fan of the visual novel Katawa Shoujo? Did Emi's route change your life? Join your Katawa brojos at the KS panel for an hour of reactions, discussion, and contests! We want to hear your thoughts on love, life, and the feels! Come to this panel and bring your best "WAHAHA~"!


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 4:00am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

3:00am

Tales of Panels: A Panel About Panels

A panel that will go over the trials & tribulations, bittersweet memories & things never to be mentioned again, WTF?! moments, and everything else in-between of several panelists in an effort to help others who also want to get into the con panelist biz and what to expect.


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 4:30am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

3:00am

Animix Project

Ten years ago, 92 video editors gathered around a seamless 60-minute dance mix made up of 250 songs and used 145 anime to create the video that has never before or since been approached in terms of scope or longevity.  You may even be compelled to get up and dance, and why not - it's Saturday night!


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 4:30am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

3:00am

The Imageboard World 2: The Chanverse

Yotsuba Society is back for Katsucon, and so is our panel. This time,we will not only explain what happened to the Society since the last panel but new developments to the chanverse not only in the English speaking world, but internationally. But of course you will get a proper introduction to the wonders of the chanverse from Futaba Channel to 4chan and overseas ones like iichan.hk and 2ch.hk


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 4:30am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

3:00am

Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-6)

Imagine a world where the secret to immortality has been discovered, causing women to stop aging by the time they turn twelve. Sounds like it might be a perfect playground for a discoverer with less-than-wholesome interests, doesn't it? That's exactly why the Big Man Upstairs sends Dokuro-chan, one of his angelic assassins, into the past to "deal" with the sicko who messed with nature!

 

But Dokuro-chan decides instead to move in with her target, Sakura Kusakabe, and keep him too occupied to find eternal life. Funnily enough, the path of nonviolence leads to a fountain of blood, as  Dokuro-chan accidentally kills Sakura on an almost-daily basis only to resurrect him with a magical chant moments later.


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 4:30am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

3:00am

Baldr Force EXE (TV-MA-V)

(Eps 1-4)

An entire world exists unseen, a world that can be accessed only by the mind: the Wired World. A place of freedom - and, occasionally, a place of death.

 

Souma Toru knows the land of the logged-in well, for he and his fearless gang of hackers once had the run of the place. But as tragedy came to call and the group disbanded, he was forced to join the ranks of FLAK: a military organization charged with protecting the hidden data paradise deep within the vast network of servers.

 

Indentured into service and out for revenge, Toru cannot let go of the dead of the past even as a ghost of the present takes shape. Torn with the loneliness and confusion of being trapped between two worlds, there is only one question: what is reality?


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 5:00am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

3:00am

Gantz (TV-MA-LSV)

(Eps 1-4)

If you are chosen by the bizarre black sphere known as the Gantz, you are already dead. You remember dying, yet you can eat, sleep, have sex; it feels a lot like life. Strangers join you in this limbo. While some are good, some are very bad. All are dead like you - for now.

 

You might be able to reclaim your mortality, but first, the Gantz demands that you undertake missions of brutality and madness, killing aliens hidden among the population. It is your only chance and you have no choice. You must play this disturbing game. You must experience this nightmare. And if you die again - and you likely will - it's permanent.


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00am - 5:30am
Video 1 (Potomac D)
 
Sunday, February 17
 

4:00am

Tinfoil SOS Brigade

THEY think THEY can hide the truth, but we can put two and two together. We know what questions to ask. Was Sailor Moon faked on a sound stage in Nevada? What won't the Amestrian government tell us about the Red Menace? Sure, they sound like crazy fan theories, but the difference between 'crazy' and 'sharp' is only three letters. Bring  your own tinfoil hat for an hour of REASONABLE evidence and SANE theories. WINK.


Sunday February 17, 2013 4:00am - 5:00am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

4:00am

Digital Love 5 this isn’t your parents’ kind of love…hopefully

The word love is thrown around a lot and has various forms. The prevented/sexual forms of love are commonly called fetishes. This panel hopes to cover not only Hentai, but some of the more popular fetishes and explain why there is love for them. Many questions will answered such as If you’re a guy and likes Futanari why that may not make you gay or If your into Loli or shorta how that may not make you a pedophilia and what fetishes to avoid if have latex allergies. These questions and much more will in Digital Love 5.


Sunday February 17, 2013 4:00am - 6:00am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

4:30am

Shin-Chan (FUNimation Dub) (TV-MA-LS)

(Eps 34-39)

Shin Chan is back and banging large. You feelin' me, vato? Shin and his crew throw down against outer space speed freaks, and the meth lab ain't the only thing blowing up. Shin gets in Mitzi's pants after some body swapping, and Whitey does it the only way he knows how - doggy style. When mom's eyes start buggin' after Shin brings home a Vibrating Bastard Shaft, it's enough to make a kid drink. And the whole gang's leaning like a cholo after scoring some primo Happy Pills.


Sunday February 17, 2013 4:30am - 7:00am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

5:00am

40 Years of Video Gaming

In August of 1972 the first home television video game console was released to the public.  Come and reminisce on the history and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the gaming industry.  The discussion will cover almost all of the gaming systems that have come out and what made them either great or market failures.  Free timelines will be handed out.


Sunday February 17, 2013 5:00am - 6:15am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

5:00am

Onechan-bara – Bikini Samurai Squad (TV-MA-VS)

In the year 20XX, scientifically created zombies roam the world in record numbers. Despite this, Aya is determined to track down her father's killer, a person who was once close to her. With sword in hand and wearing nothing but her trademark bikini and cowboy hat, she sets off to settle the score.

 

Aya is joined on her path to vengeance by the chubby Katsuji and the gun-toting Reika. Together, they hack, slash, and shoot their way through a sea of the undead to reach the final showdown with a mad scientist and the destined duel with Aya's own sister.


Sunday February 17, 2013 5:00am - 6:30am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

5:30am

DBZ Movie 11: Fusion Reborn (TV-PG)

The universe is ripped apart at the seams after an industrial disaster in Other World unleashes the monstrous Janemba - and the beast grows stronger with every moment. The turmoil reaches across dimensions, and the battle rages on two fronts.

 

Goku and Vegeta unite in the fight for Other World's survival, while Goten and Trunks confront a ghoulish army of the undead on Earth. With strength and fury, the warriors reach incredible heights of power - but it isn't enough. A dangerous plan of attack is devised, and only an unprecedented level of teamwork will deliver victory.


Sunday February 17, 2013 5:30am - 6:30am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

6:30am

Squid Girl (TV-G)

(Eps 1-6)

Foolish land-born air breathers! Behold the terror from the depths, the tentacled conqueror of humanity: Squid Girl! With your pollution and stuff you really deserve it, so prepare for menacing, inky doom!

 

Squid Girl has come from the depths of the sea to conquer humanity for its pollution of the ocean. Within moments of arriving on the surface world, our easily distracted little invertebrate is promptly bullied into working for the Aizawa sisters as a waitress, supplying their restaurant with squid ink. If poor Squid Girl can't handle two pushy Japanese girls, how will she ever subjugate the human race?


Sunday February 17, 2013 6:30am - 9:00am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

6:30am

Tazza – The High Rollers (TV-MA)

After losing his entire savings in an illegal backroom card game, Goni (Cho Seung-woo, The Sword With No Name) discovers it was all a set up - he was swindled by professional gamblers. Enraged and desperate, he sets out to get his money back by any means necessary. Impressed by the young man's determination, veteran gambler Mr. Pyeong (Baek Yoon-sik, The Taste of Money) takes Goni on as his apprentice and teaches him all there is to know about hwatu, a card game also known as "The War of Flowers."

 

Now Goni is ready to make his debut in an underworld where the stakes are high and the rules are few. To win you must be ruthless. The hand must be quicker than the eye. No game is safe. And there are no friends for life, just as there are no enemies for life.


Sunday February 17, 2013 6:30am - 9:00am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

7:00am

Tales of Vesperia – The First Strike (TV-14)

In a mythical kingdom, the mighty Imperial Knights harness a magical substance known as Aer to power their weapons and protect humanity from the monsters of the forest. But something strange is afoot. The Aer is somehow changing, causing the wilderness to waste away and stirring the woodland beasts to attack with greater frequency. As danger creeps steadily closer to civilization, two young recruits - Flynn, the rigid son of a fallen hero, and the rebellious and brash Yuri - must ride with their fellow Imperial Knights to distant ruins in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the transforming Aer.

Some will not survive the thrilling journey. Some will be betrayed. If Flynn and Yuri cannot overcome their differences and learn to fight together, all will be lost for the people of the realm.


Sunday February 17, 2013 7:00am - 9:00am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

7:45am

Kimono 201: Silks and Decorations

Show and tell format.  Vintage kimono will be laid out for attendees to handle and interact with.  The kimono will be passed around the class to let attendees get a close up look at different types of kimono silks and decoration techniques that are used in kimono.  How the silks and decorations can help date a kimono.


Sunday February 17, 2013 7:45am - 8:30am
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

7:45am

Awesome Animation Not From Japan

Japanese animation has taken the world by storm, but Japan isn't the only country producing cool and compelling animation. In this panel we'll take a trip around the world to discover some of the great animation other countries have to offer.


Sunday February 17, 2013 7:45am - 9:15am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

8:00am

8:00am

Anime Name That Tune

Come test your melodic knowledge in Anime Name That Tune! Set your ears to recognize Intro and Outros, competing against your fellow attendees for candy and other goodies! [A Manly Battleships Production]


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

8:00am

Anime Vendors are Serious "Business"

A big part of any anime convention, the dealer's room is where fans find that collectible figure, the newest DVD releases, some great items for their cosplay, or even that awesome looking wall scroll.  Vendors from all over the country look to sell their products to you, the fans, their customers.  Now's your chance to find out more about what we do and the hard work that goes along with being a vendor.  Ever thought about starting your own business selling anime related merchandise? We just might have answers, some tricks of the trade, and even survival tips for you.


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

8:00am

Self-Dressing Kimono Workshop:Let's Learn How to Properly Wear Yukata
Limited Capacity full

Limit of 8 Participants (over the age of 15).  Other attendees are welcome to come and watch the class.

Kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. It has been formed by harmonizing with nature and social surroundings throughout Japanese history.  The beauty of Kimono is very much praised worldwide, as one becomes an art when dressed in Kimono. In this workshop, you will learn the art of dressing yourself in Yukata. Yukata is a casual Summer Kimono worn after taking a bath or at summer festivals. It is extremely significant to master Yukata, as it is a foundation to wearing Kimono.You will learn a beautiful way to tie the Hanhaba (half width) Obi sash. You will also learn the refined meaning of Kimono through the lecture "Kimono, a garment of Harmony”. The workshop includes the rental of Yukata, half width Obi sash, elastic Datejime, and Koshihimo ropes, for class usage only. Please wear a tank top, spandex pants and have your hair up for the class.


Speakers
avatar for Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:00am - 10:30am
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

8:30am

A Look at Korean Comics

Want to know what else is there besides Japanese Manga? Look no further than Korean manwha!! Action, Martial-Arts, Comedy, Romance, etc. Its all here!! Come spend an hour long peek into the wonderful world of Korean manwha!! You won't be disappointed!!


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

8:30am

Creative Marketing 101 w/ Onezumi & Harknell

Learn how to get your artistic work seen online.


Speakers
avatar for Harknell

Harknell

Harknell is the quieter half of the Onezumi Studios team. He prevents Oni Hartstein from punching anyone in the face and many other things. He is best known for his production work on Oni’s Lovecraftian Webcomic @ Onezumi.com and her awesome quirky, spooky lifestyle blog @Onezumiverse.com. He also supports the creative community through his WordPress plugin development @Awsom.org. As co-founder of Intervention, the... Read More →
avatar for Onezumi

Onezumi

Call me “Oni”. It’s easier. | I am a bohemian art miscreant that lives in New Jersey and runs OnezumiVerse, a lifestyle blog that happens to be the most influential and authentic voice focusing on quirkiness and haunted attractions. I have worked professionally for The Disney Channel, but decided I wanted creative control over my work and have been a strong voice in webcomics for over 9 years. I draw Stupid and Insane... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

8:30am

Neo-Traditional Inking
Limited Capacity full

Want to ink your manga traditionally but are lost in the many pens and brushes available? Learn which pens are best for what and get to try them out under the guidance of a pen and brush junkie. Learn the best way to integrate traditional inking into digital art for the best use of both.


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

8:30am

SAO Closed Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Symphonic Anime Orchestra

Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:30am
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

8:30am

Bunny Drop (TV-PG)

Daikichi, a 30-year-old bachelor, is surprised to meet a 6-year-old, Rin, at his grandfather Souichi's funeral. He and his family are even more surprised to learn that Rin is Souichi's daughter. When the topic of who will care for her comes up, the family shirks all responsibility of raising this "shameful" child. In an emotional outburst, Daikichi declares his intention to take Rin into his home. This is the story of two very different individuals coming together under one roof and learning what it means to be a family, an experience that teaches Daikichi what it means to be a parent.


Sunday February 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:30am
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

9:00am

Lisle Wilkerson
Speakers
avatar for Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Autograph Area

9:00am

An Introduction to the Japanese Language 2

An introduction to the writing systems of Japanese. Learn your first characters of hiragana, katakana, and kanji.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

9:00am

Cosplay Q&A

Giving an overview of cosplaymaking, tips and tricks as well as differences in techniques, followed by a demonstration, and then Q&A.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

9:00am

FUNimation.com Panel

FUNimation.com is your home on the interwebs for all things FUNimation-related! Find out about cool new stuff and great apps that get you all the anime your little heart desires.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

9:00am

Daytime Drinking (TV-MA)

After breaking up with his girlfriend, Hyuk-jin hits a bar in Seoul with his friends. Totally drunk, they decide to take a trip to console Hyuk-jin's broken heart and agree to leave first thing the next day. However, when Hyuk-Jin gets off the bus the next afternoon he finds out he's the only one that made the trip. His friends had horrible hangovers and completely forgot. Worse, he quickly finds that the festival they were headed to was weeks ago... No shops, no other tourists, and the beach is freezing cold. Hyuk-jin is truly, honestly, alone.

 

Over the next few days, Hyuk-jin finds himself in a series of increasingly bizarre situations, most of them aided by the fact that, due to his respect for the etiquette of Korean drinking culture, Hyuk-jin cannot refuse a drink when someone offers him one. With his friends not showing up and his wallet gone, Hyuk-jin has to figure out how get out of what must surely be the world's worst hangover, get back to Seoul, and end his drunken odyssey.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

9:00am

Space Adventure Cobra (1982 movie) (TV-14)

In a universe swarming with inhabited planets and bizarre aliens, corrupt governments operate in the pay of star-spanning criminal syndicates and the Justice Federation of United Galaxies places a price on the heads of hardened criminals. The highest bounty of all rests with the infamous space pirate Cobra, an unstoppable rogue whose left arm conceals a devastating psycho-gun.

 

Presumed dead for two years, Cobra comes out retirement after an encounter with the beautiful bounty hunter Jane - a decision which leads him into direct conflict with the sinister Galaxy Pirates, a vast criminal organization led by Crystal Boy, the personification of death itself.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

9:00am

Level E (TV-14)

(Eps 1-7)

Not to be confused with “Level C”.

 

Earth has been populated by thousands of aliens from all over the galaxy. While all the other aliens are aware of their presence, it is a secret only from the Earthlings. Baka, the alien genius prince of the planet Dogra, crash lands on Earth and loses his memory. He forcibly moves in with Yukitata Tsuitsui, a first year high school student who had just moved out on his own. The normal life he once knew is quickly pulled away as he becomes the target of the prince's torment.

 

The prince may have the biggest brain in the galaxy, but he's also a sadistic prankster who loves to make humans squirm. The alien invasion has begun... prepare to die – laughing.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:00am - 11:30am
Video 1 (Potomac D)

9:30am

Katsucon So Far

This is your chance to give daily feedback of your Katsucon experience so far. There will be at least one Vice President of Katsucon present at this panel to receive your feedback! So, if there are any questions; concerns or compliments, this is the place to do it. We really want to know. This panel runs three times this weekend, so be sure to stop by and give your opinions.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:30am - 9:45am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

9:30am

Korra Nation: A Discussion Panel

Long ago, Nickelodeon showed good 90's shows and cartoons in harmony. Then, everything changed when Big Time Rush, iCarly, and the wannabe cartoons attacked. Only the Avatar: The Last Airbender could stop them, but when we needed it most, reruns of the show vanished. Time passed, and we discovered a new Avatar named Korra… and although we have only seen trailers and pencil tests, I believe that Korra can save Nickelodeon.


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

9:30am

Katsucon Idol with Half Time Show by THE SOUND BEE HD
Speakers
avatar for THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:30am - 11:30am
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

9:45am

How To Make A Web-Comic w/ Danny Kang

Danny Kang, artist of the hit web-comic, Fixer, shares his experiences in what it took to get his web-comic up and running, and offers insight on how others can make their comic a success! Bring your artwork if you would like a professional analysis from Danny!


Speakers
avatar for Danny Kang

Danny Kang

Danny is a professional animator and illustrator who graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A in Film/Animation/Video in 2009. After graduating, he animated for the Emmy winning PBS kids show “Wordgirl,” while his senior thesis film “Kensho” screened at animation festivals around the world. He is now working with Tainted Reality to illustrate “Fixer,” a web comic series about an... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 9:45am - 10:45am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

10:00am

Learning About the Japanese Arts

Learn about the art forms of Ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arrangement) and Kimekomi Ningyo (traditional Japanese dolls).


Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

10:00am

Defying Gravity: Anime Physics in Cosplay

Do you love costumes and props that laugh in the face of physics and narrow doorways, but have no idea where to start? Defying Gravity – Anime Physics in Cosplay by GunKatCosplay is an introduction to internal structures of costumes.  We'll cover floating pauldrons, headdresses (which may need to be declared as weapons in some states), that BSP (Big Shiny Prop) you've been dreaming of, and impossibly fluffy skirts.


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

10:00am

How to Make Comics - Scripting, Penciling and Layout w/ Leo and Eirik of Chisuji

A how to guide on creating a script, doing pencil work and laying out pages to produce a sequential story.  Tips on shortcuts and processes by people working in the field.


Speakers
avatar for Chisuji

Chisuji

Original Artist – Code Name: Leo “The BitMonkey” Saunders Occupation: “Systemized Organic War Machine”………and part-time hack artist Current Mission: Finding his attention span long enough to complete art work Like most children born in the 70’s, Leo Saunders was one of many European experimental government attempts at creating a new breed of soldier…They failed miserably! What... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

10:00am

Playing Tekken with Fans w/ Lisle Wilkerson

Tekken fans get a chance to play Lisle Wilkerson (who voices Nina Williams, Christie Monteiro, and Zafina from Tekken). Come see if you can kick Nina's butt!!


Speakers
avatar for Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson

Lisle Wilkerson grew up in Tokyo, Japan. She is the powerhouse behind some of the gaming industry’s most popular female fighting characters, such as Nina Williams and Christie Monteiro, Sarah Bryant from Virtual Fighter, Shenmue II, just to name a few. Lisle was also in the Academy Award winning Sofia Coppola film “Lost In Translation”, as well as the award winning indie film “Kamataki”. Because Lisle speaks fluent... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

10:00am

Cosplay Chess
Sunday February 17, 2013 10:00am - 12:00pm
Potomac 5

10:30am

Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar OVAs (TV-14)

(Eps 1-3)

Kenshi Masaki is a 15 year-old boy that unwillingly traveled from his home on Earth to the alternate world of Geminar. In Geminar, the countries wage wars using Sacred Mechanoids, humanoid weapons that were originally discovered within ancient ruins. After being tricked by a mysterious organization into participating in an attempt to assassinate Lashara Earth XXVIII, the young princess of the Shtrayu Empire, he ends up captured after he chooses not to kill her. When Lashara hears the truth, she decides to help.

 

Disguised as her servant, Kenshi moves with her to the Holy Land, a virtually impregnable fortress that serves as an academy to train Sacred Mechanoid pilots. With his kindness, tenacity, and skills that vary from carpentry to advanced techniques of survival, Kenshi eventually becomes a celebrity in the academy, becoming the object of affection of many female students and making some of the male students envious. However, the same organization who deceived Kenshi is secretly working inside the academy, and a worldwide conflict is about to begin.


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:30pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

10:30am

Charity Auction With Bill Rogers

Come one; come all! It's that time of the year again - to come and bid on popular and hard-to-find items and donate to a wonderful cause! This year our benefitting charity is the American Cancer Society.

As always, we will have hard-to-find items from around the Con, some popular iterms from the Merchant's Hall, as well as original artwork from Artists Alley. We will also have all the panels from the Super Art Fight competition and you can only bid on them at the auction.

We will have a table set up Friday and Saturday in the Merchants' Hall with information - feel free to stop by. The auction is Sunday Morning, 10:30am to 1pm in Live One. We can't wait to see you there!


Moderators
avatar for Bill Rogers

Bill Rogers

Since his debut in “Assemble Insert” back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in some of your favorite shows. If you’ve watched “Shingu”, “KO Beast”, “His and Her Circumstances”, “Magical Witch Punie-Chan”, “Joe vs. Joe”, “Madara, “To Heart”, “Kujibiki Unbalance”, “Queen’s Blade&rdquo... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 10:30am - 1:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

10:45am

Q&A w/ Rikki Simons & Tavisha
Speakers
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Rosearik Rikki Simons is a voice actor, writer, and artist. He is most famous for being the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM. As writer he is known for science fiction and fantasy novels such as Hitherto a Lion, Ranklechick and His Three Legged Cat, Super Information Hijinks: Reality Check!, and the six volume ShutterBox fantasy series, which he co-created with his wife, Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons. He is also a background... Read More →
avatar for Tavisha Simons-Wolfgarth

Tavisha Simons-Wolfgarth

Tavisha produces her art and stories under the studio name of Tavicat (and sometimes ìWiredPsycheî) along with her husband, Rikki Simons. After a decade of publishing manga-influenced comics in the American market, Tavisha has had the opportunity to work with a variety of properties, attaching her much loved spin to them. A fan favorite, Tavisha has designed manga versions of established western cartoon characters for... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

10:45am

Make Your Own Plushie
Limited Capacity full

Would you like to know how to make a basic plushie doll?  Then this is the panel for you!  You can come and make a plushie, no sewing skills necessary.  Supplies will be provided so come and enjoy!


Sunday February 17, 2013 10:45am - 12:30pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

11:00am

An Introduction to the Japanese Language 3

A discussion of study materials and methodology, focusing on self-study. Learn how to study efficiently and teach yourself Japanese.


Speakers
avatar for Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

11:00am

More Than Words w/ Monica Rial
Speakers
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Monica Rial has been working in the anime voice over industry for 13 years. As an actress for ADV Films and Funimation Entertainment has lent her voice to over 250 anime including: Baccano! (Chane), Black Butler (Mei Ren), Certain Magical Index (Index), E.F. a Tale of Memories (Chihiro), Fairy Tail (Mirajane), Hetalia (Flying Mint Bunny/Belarus), High School of the Dead (Shizuka), Mass Effect: Paragon Lost (Treeya), Negima... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

11:00am

The How To Run A Panel Panel

If you've ever attended a panel at a convention and wanted to try it yourself, then this is the panel for you. Luluko, experienced panelist and cosplayer, will teach you the process of putting together a successful panel, from panel submissions to effective presentation skills.


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

11:00am

GaoGaiGar (TV-G)

(Eps 1-4)

This is the story of the brave men and women who will defend our world. On a desolate road in the snowy mountains, a childless couple wished upon a falling star. The star is revealed to be Galeon, a mechanical lion who delivers the baby Mamoru into their arms. Mamoru grows into an ordinary grade school student, until the day when his class is caught up in a ferocious attack by the mechanoid alien Zonders.

 

The young cyborg hero, Gai Shishio, is sent by the UN alien defense force "3G." He risks his own life without question to protect Mamoru's class and all of Earth. Drawn by the power of his mysterious origins, Mamoru becomes a member of 3G, joining the ranks of humanity's bravest defenders.

 

 They wage all out war against the Zonders with their advanced vehicles, weapons and AI robots. When their backs are up against the wall, Gai Fuses with Galeon and 3G's Gao Machines to form the indomitable King of all robots: GaoGaiGar!

 

But even in the face of these awe inspiring machines, the bravery of humanity in its darkest hour is the true Key to Victory!


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

11:00am

Incredibly Ever After (TV-14)

One of the world's greatest super heroes, the mighty Gazer Warrior, has finally met his match! Her name is Aroma Warrior, and ever since the day they met, he's only had laser-beam eyes for her. Stricken by love for his fellow crime fighter, Gazer Warrior hangs up his cape and settles down to marry the super being of his dreams. But wedded life proves to be anything but blissful for these once upon a time costumed crusaders.

 

Aroma Warrior quickly comes down with a bad case of baby fever, and disappointing your new bride is a bad idea when she's got the super strength to literally throw you out of the house. To make matters worse, Gazer Warrior finds his super-sight fading and his libido lacking just as fate - in the form of a clandestine martial arts tournament - forces the aging super heroes to, once again, don their masks and battle the forces of evil!


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

11:00am

Self-Dressing Kimono Workshop:Let's Learn How to Properly Wear Yukata
Limited Capacity full

Limit of 8 Participants (over the age of 15).  Other attendees are welcome to come and watch the class.

Kimono is a Japanese traditional garment. It has been formed by harmonizing with nature and social surroundings throughout Japanese history.  The beauty of Kimono is very much praised worldwide, as one becomes an art when dressed in Kimono. In this workshop, you will learn the art of dressing yourself in Yukata. Yukata is a casual Summer Kimono worn after taking a bath or at summer festivals. It is extremely significant to master Yukata, as it is a foundation to wearing Kimono.You will learn a beautiful way to tie the Hanhaba (half width) Obi sash. You will also learn the refined meaning of Kimono through the lecture "Kimono, a garment of Harmony”. The workshop includes the rental of Yukata, half width Obi sash, elastic Datejime, and Koshihimo ropes, for class usage only. Please wear a tank top, spandex pants and have your hair up for the class.


Speakers
avatar for Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa

Kuniko Kanawa is a certified Kimono consultant, Kimono model, Edo Tsumami Kanzashi artisan, and also a founder of Washington D.C. Kimono Club.   In 2007, Kuniko officially became a certified Kimono consultant of All Japan Kimono Consultant Association after graduating from Sodo Reihou Kimono College. This certificate is approved by the Ministry Of Education/Science and Economy/Industry. Since then, she has been offering the Kimono dressing... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:00am - 1:30pm
JCI 1 (Chesapeake 4 & 5)

11:15am

Q&A w/ Steve Blum
Speakers
avatar for Steve Blum

Steve Blum

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show and X-Men Anime), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “T.O.M.” (the robot host) from Cartoon... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:15am - 12:00pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

11:30am

The SOUND BEE HD
Speakers
avatar for THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD

THE SOUND BEE HD was formed in 2000 by Daisuke, the lead vocalist of Media Youth (the band behind Lupin III: Dead or Alive’s ending theme song “Damage no Amai Wana”). They released their first E.P. “Dol-Bee6″ via famous Japanese record label, Avex, but later decided to become an independent band. In 2007, the band saw a major shake-up in the line-up with Daisuke becoming the only founding member to remain in the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Autograph Area

11:30am

Affording Lolita

So you love lolita, but you had sticker shock when you first saw the cost? Well no worries, because you don't have to go broke creating a lolita wardrobe! This panel will teach how to build your own lolita wardrobe without going into debt and how to get the most out of every piece. It will also discuss where to buy lolita clothing at all different price points, from offbrands to indie brands to the big name brands and how to judge the quality of each piece as well as items to definitely get and to skip. Other topics discussed will be using a shopping service, buying ""lucky packs"", making your own clothing, and buying clothing second hand.


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

11:30am

What a Woman Wants in Otaku/Man

Having trouble finding out why female Otakus are not flocking to you in the masses despite your awesome cosplay? Then maybe it's time to get that extra help from the fairer sex. Sit back and take in the revelations these ladies will be revealing.


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

11:30am

Cel Painting w/ Steve Bennett
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
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Steve Bennett

Steve first honed his artistic chops when he was just a teenager living in Tokyo. He landed a part-time gig with Noburu Furusei (New Dominion Tank Police, Lupin III, etc.) at Studio Aoehyma and was lucky enough to work on series like Only You and Yamamoto.Later he was able to turn this experience into an actual job in the Statesófrom 1997 until 2004 Steve was Artistic Director and part owner of Studio Ironcat, which published several manga... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:30am - 1:30pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

11:30am

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (TV-14)

A fugitive alchemist with mysterious abilities leads the Elric brothers to a distant valley of slums inhabited by the Milos, a proud people struggling against bureaucratic exploitation. Ed and Al quickly find themselves in the middle of a rising rebellion as the exiled Milos lash out against their oppressors.

 

At the heart of the conflict is Julia, a young alchemist befriended by Alphonse. She'll stop at nothing to restore the Milos to their former glory - even if that means harnessing the awful power of the mythical Philosopher's Stone.

 


Sunday February 17, 2013 11:30am - 1:30pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

12:00pm

Ninja Weapons of Death

Non-traditional weapons of feudal Japan examined, with historical references and terminology along with the actual uses of the various weapons.


Speakers
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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

12:15pm

Anime Mythology: Knights and Dragons w/ Crispin Freeman

Knights and Dragons looks at the differences between Asian and European Dragons and how the Knight's journey changes because of those differences. I also explore the psychological implications of Dragon and Knight imagery and how this seemingly external battle is actually occurring inside each one of us. The end of the presentation focuses on how these different archetypes manifest and are subverted in the anime, "The Vision of Escaflowne".


Speakers
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Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman is a voice actor, director and script adaptor who’s been portraying characters in animation and video games since 1997. He’s worked on a myriad of anime shows including Hellsing, Naruto, Ghost in the Shell, The Big O, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Wolf’s Rain, Witch Hunter Robin, Chobits, Blood+, Last Exile, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Slayers, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

12:30pm

A Fan's View From The Inside w/ Greg Ayres

As fan we imagine that behind the scenes it's all giant robots, ponies, and magical girls. nothing could be further from the truth, in fact the anime industry is a business that makes up just a fraction (1%) of the entertainment industry. Come find out what goes on behind the scenes in the offices and studios. From licensing to language options, lets take a look inside of the machine.


Speakers
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Greg Ayres

Greg Ayres has spent the last eleven years working in an industry he had admired for years as a fan. With almost 200 credits to his name, this fan-boy has managed to get to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. He was thrilled to be a part of the Toonami return this summer, voicing the roles of Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, and Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7. His most recent roles include Sion in No. 6... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

12:30pm

World Building 101 w/ Mike Hall & Ryan Thompson

A pivotal part to any great story is the world in which it takes place in, be it the past, present, future, or even an alternate universe! If you are new to story creation, or are just looking to get a different perpective, stop on by as we discuss the basics of creating and presenting a new, fascinating setting for your comic or game.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Hall

Mike Hall

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →
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Ryan Thompson

Darkstar Studios is a web comic collective founded in 2007 by Mike Hall. It is currently home to: “Across the Multiverse” by Mike Hall, “Fajita” by Ryan Thompson, and “[sic] Productions” By Mike Hall and Brian Godwin. Darkstar also welcomes the newest addition to it’s roster “Assassin Pixie” by John Peters and Vincent Sneed. you can see all these comics... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

12:30pm

Cosplay Dance Off

Come see your favorite Anime and Video game characters dance battle it to the glory of grand champion. If you like break, style, classical, hip-hop, rave style, and even some old but still great favorite dance styles, this is the event you dont want to miss.


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Potomac 5

12:30pm

A Certain Scientific Railgun (TV-PG)

Find all the adventure Academy City has to offer with highly skilled esper Misaka Mikoto and her esper roommate, Kuroko Shirai. They're joined by Kazari Uiharu and Ruiko Saten, whose esper levels happen to rank from super-low to zero!


Sunday February 17, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

1:00pm

Charity Auction Wrap Up
Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

1:00pm

Kamishibai (Storytelling) with Jamie Rosenberg

Kamishibai is a Japanese form of storytelling with pictures; this panel will be conducted with original Japanese materials provided by the japanese Embassy. Children ages 3 and up welcome.


Speakers
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Jamie Rosenberg

Jamie Rosenberg has been a student of Japanese language, culture, and history for 13 years, and has spent half of his adult life living and working in Japan. He is currently a master's degree candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and is studying Japanese historiography at Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

1:00pm

Japanese Holidays - Their Traditions and Meanings

Join us as we discuss many Japanese holidays and delve into their traditions and meanings.


Speakers
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Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
JCI 2 (Chesapeake 6)

1:00pm

Making Things the Scallywags Way w/ Obsidian & Dern

What does it take to make a webcomic? A board game? A children's book? A deck of playing cards? A card game? Find out what happens when two Scallywags team up to try to Make Things and Do Things.


Speakers
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Obsidian

The internet has stated that Obsidian Abnormal was once part of Captain Planet’s team, that he broke an “unbreakable” comb, and that he rick-rolled Rick Astley himself. He was also never voted off the island and single-handedly stopped the Mayan Apocalypse. You’re welcome. O is also known for creating Commissioned Comic , and being the artist on Hello With Cheese, The Monster Alphabet, Scurvy Dogs and... Read More →
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Dern Gendron

According to the internet, Darren J. Gendron once ate a bear from the inside out. He simply walked into Mordor. He won a staring competition with a fish, fought a hydra with just one hand and some bacon, and his Kevin Bacon number is four. Dern is the writer of Hello With Cheese and The Monster Alphabet, and he’s the designer of Scurvy Dogs and Póstumo: The Deck of the Dead. If you come in contact with Dern in the wild... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

1:00pm

Lupin III Episode 0: First Contact (TV-14)

Lupin is after mafia boss Galvez's single most precious treasure: a treasure within a treasure! Jigen is Galvez's hired gun who fails to kill cat-burglar Lupin in his first attempt on the treasure and seeks revenge. Fujiko is the girlfriend of Lupin's rival, Brad. Zenigata travels from Japan to America to find and arrest Fujiko. Goemon seeks the almighty sword that cuts steel, Zantetsuken. This sword is mysteriously connected to the treasure in Galvez's vault... After a series of twists and turns, these complete strangers become acquainted in their "First Contact," an epic adventure!


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Video 2 (Potomac 1 & 2)

1:00pm

Oblivion Island (G)

16-year-old Haruka is on a mission to find her mirror - a precious childhood gift from her mother that mysteriously disappeared. While following a strange fox-like creature in the woods, she tumbles into a mystical world where once-cherished toys and treasures go when their owners neglect them. Join Haruka and her new friend Teo on a roller coaster ride of adventure as they contend with the island's greedy ruler, who wants the mirror for his own evil plan!


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Video 3 (Potomac 3)

1:30pm

Q&A w/ Mike Sinterniklass
Speakers
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Mike Sinterniklass

Michael Sinterniklaas is an 18 year veteran of the Anime industry. Michael founded the recording studio NYAV Post LLC in 2000 which now has facilities in both New York and Los Angeles and has been busy at work this year recording Funshie in the new CARE BEARS now airing on the Hub, as well as TIGER AND BUNNY, NARUTO, BLEACH, BAKUMAN, animated feature films ZAMBEZIA with Samuel L. Jackson and WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW as well as the new... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Live 5 (National Harbor 4)

1:30pm

Tales from the Sippy Cup w/ Chris Ayres

Come spend a fun hour with Voice Actor/ADR Director Christopher Ayres, as he talks and answers questions about anime and a wide variety of things. You never know what this panel will be about until it happens. So join Christopher Ayres and his Sippy Cup of Doom for "Tales from the Sippy Cup".


Speakers
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Chris Ayres

Christopher Ayres has been working professionally in theatre, television and film since the age of 6. His work has been seen Regionally, Nationally and on Broadway.  He currently  works as a voice actor for Sentai Film Works and FUNimation Entertainment. Chris has also worked as an A.D.R. Director for ADV FILMS, and Amusement Park Media, and is currently directing for Sentai Film Works. As an A.D.R. Director  his credits include... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

1:30pm

Symphonic Anime Orchestra Concert
Speakers
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Symphonic Anime Orchestra

The Symphonic Anime Orchestra is excited to be back at Katsucon. We are now accepting applications at AnimeOrchestra.org and looking for suggestions of what to play. SAO is a volunteer symphony made up of musicians of all ages and ability levels. If you want to play anime and video game themes on your instrument with a symphony, apply today!At KatsuCon make sure to look for SAO’s panels and performances by the Quartet that feature... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

1:30pm

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – The OVAs (TV-14)

You thought you knew the whole story. You thought all the tales were told. You were wrong.

 

“The Blind Alchemist”: Join Ed and Al as they chase rumors of successful human transmutation into a web of shocking family drama and lies.

 

“Simple People”: Sneak a glance at hidden sides of Winry and Hawkeye's personalities.

 

“The Tale of Teacher”: Survive the frigid north with a young Izumi Curtis as she fights to gain a deeper understanding of alchemy.

 

“Yet Another Man's Battlefield”: Explore the legendary friendship shared by Mustang and Hughes and watch them grow from military school rivals into hardened brothers transformed by the horrors of the Ishvalan War.

 

Fullmetal 4-Panel Comic Theater – all 16 shorts (TV-PG)

Sunday, 2:30 PM

 

These extras originally appeared on the 16 DVD volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in Japan. Now available in English, each is a short collection of humorous retellings of several segments from the story, drawn in a deliberate, choppy style. So what really happened when Hughes tried to contact Mustang on that fateful night? Find out the answer to this and other questions with the Fullmetal 4-Panel Comic Theater.

 


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

1:30pm

Breaking the Block: Overcoming Artist and Writer's block w/ Dave Lister

Ever hit a creative block you just can't break? It happens to everyone!  Come join Dave Lister from Studio Nasu as we cover some block-breaking tactics that will help you stay motivated, stay focused, and remember how much fun doing what you love can be!


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Dave Lister

Some say that Dave Lister is made of Legos. This is false. Composed mostly of coffee, Dave has learned to work without unnecessary things like sleep (though this may also be speculation, as he is often observed face-down on his laptop). Dave got his roots in the industry by accidentally creating the webcomic, Paradox Lost in early 2000. Though it was intended simply to be a means for Dave to polish his art and writing skills, its success led to... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

1:45pm

Writing for Anime w/ Jamie Marchi
Speakers
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Jamie Marchi

Raised on a steady diet of Bob Saget, Anton Chekhov, Journey and Mentos, Jamie Marchi has been making fresh and acting professionally for a number of years, which, in the interest of national security, shall not be disclosed at this time. What shall be disclosed is she is not only the lead writer for the script adaptation of Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt, but also the voice of Panty! Some of her other more popular voice acting roles are from... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

2:00pm

Figure Collecting For Noobs

Ever wanted to start collecting anime figures or been heart broken after you tried to find a sold-out figure you never knew existed? Cosplayer and figure collector Luluko will give you the basic tips you need to know to start your harem of shiny, beautiful plastic.


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live 6 (National Harbor 15)

2:00pm

History of the Dragon and Shisa w/ Chin Hamaya

The history of the Dragon and the Shisa to include how they are made and we allow people to try on the dragon and the shisa and teach them some basic movements.


Speakers
avatar for Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center

Chin Hamaya Culture Center began in the United States in 2010. In 2004, The Chin Family moved to Okinawa, Japan (by orders of the USMC) and discovered a love for the culture and country. They began training in the martial arts of Seidokan Karate and Taiko Drumming with Nix Hamaya Daiko - a professional taiko drumming group. They were able to come to the United States with their Okinawan taiko group in 2008 to perform at the Kennedy Center and the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Potomac 5

2:00pm

Spaaaaaaaace: Why it's Awesome w/ Garth Graham & Mookie

Spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace is BIG, monstrously, hugely big!  You wouldn't believe just how vastly, impossibly big it really is!  Which is one of the many reasons space is so amazing and critical to our understanding of life itself.  Come join Michael “Mookie” Terracciano and Garth Graham as they attempt to wrap their heads around Space, its history, discovery, and exploration.  From Plutoids to Sky Cranes, the sky is no limit when dealing with Spaaaaaaaaaace!


Speakers
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Mookie

Michael “Mookie” Terracciano is the author and artist of the fantasy webcomic, “Dominic Deegan: Oracle for Hire.” Since its humble beginnings over ten years ago it has received acclaim for its addictive storylines, memorable characters, painful puns, awful alliteration and (gasp!) reliable update schedule. Want to know what’s so interesting about a grumpy seer, a deformed sorceress, a talking cat, and their... Read More →
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Garth Graham

Born in Known Space, raised by the likes of Lazarus Long, Dr. Susan Calvin, and Lt. Miles Vorkosigan, Garth Graham has only ever partially shared the same reality as most of us. Fascinated by what might be and what isn’t, rather than weighed down by the drama of what is, he has forged a tenuous bridge made of ink and paper between our world and some strange unknowable scape where improbable dreams are born. Perhaps it has driven him a... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

2:00pm

LOZP - THE Legend of Zelda Panel

Every game has a story; only one is a legend. The Legend of Zelda has progressed through over a quarter of a century and continues to grow in quality and popularity.  Join us as we discuss the past, present and future of the legend itself, including timeline talk, favorite moments, favorite games, the Legend of Zelda manga and more!  Participate in a Zelda general knowledge based trivia game to win prizes, knowledge and more!  Spoilers may be revealed to those who are not up to date gamers.   


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Live 1 (National Harbor 10 & 11)

2:30pm

The Inner Workings of the J-Rock Industry w/ Tainted Reality

Do you want to get involved in the J-Rock Industry? Want a little more insight into it's inner workings? Join Roger Shackelford, the managing director of Tainted Reality, as he share some stories about what it's like to be a J-Rock manager, as well as what you can do to help the scene and get involved with J-Rock!


Speakers

Sunday February 17, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)

2:30pm

Fullmetal 4-Panel Comic Theater – all 16 shorts (TV-PG)

These extras originally appeared on the 16 DVD volumes of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood in Japan. Now available in English, each is a short collection of humorous retellings of several segments from the story, drawn in a deliberate, choppy style. So what really happened when Hughes tried to contact Mustang on that fateful night? Find out the answer to this and other questions with the Fullmetal 4-Panel Comic Theater.


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 (Potomac D)

2:30pm

Berserk – The Golden Age Arc (TV-MA-V)

He trusts no one; only his sword. He doesn't have a place to call home. The lone mercenary Guts travels the land, where a hundred-year-old war is taking place. His ferocity and ability to take down enemies attracts the attention of Griffith, the leader of a group of mercenaries called "The Band of the Hawk" who wants to recruit Guts for his band.

 

As the Band of the Hawk fight together and their bond as a unit is strengthened, Griffith and Guts' bond deepens even more. Thanks to their continued success on the battlefield, Griffith achieves the first step in fulfilling his goal: his band of mercenaries becomes a full-fledged army within the Midland Kingdom. But despite all their success, Guts begins to question his reasons for fighting for Griffith's dream. Unknown to Guts, this unyielding dream is about to bestow a horrible fate on them both.


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Video Premiers (Potomac C)

2:45pm

The One Piece Podcast Panel

This is a panel for all One Piece fans out there! We go over the inner aspects of the series, latest news, the most recent manga chapter, and give you guys the unique chance to participate in the One Piece community in a live and open forum.


Sunday February 17, 2013 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Live 3 (National Harbor 12)

3:00pm

Mike Sinterniklaas
Speakers
avatar for Mike Sinterniklass

Mike Sinterniklass

Michael Sinterniklaas is an 18 year veteran of the Anime industry. Michael founded the recording studio NYAV Post LLC in 2000 which now has facilities in both New York and Los Angeles and has been busy at work this year recording Funshie in the new CARE BEARS now airing on the Hub, as well as TIGER AND BUNNY, NARUTO, BLEACH, BAKUMAN, animated feature films ZAMBEZIA with Samuel L. Jackson and WELCOME TO THE SPACE SHOW as well as the new... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Area

3:00pm

Pokemon Gaming Hour

Bring your gaming devices and get ready to CATCH THEM ALL!


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Chibi Katsu (National Harbor 14)

3:00pm

One on One with the Making of Cosplayer Nation: The Documentary w/ Uke Li and Joshua Adams

Uke Li and Joshua Adams will present insight into the making of their documentary.


Speakers
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Cosplayer Nation

Cosplayer Nation is a globtrotting documentary that filmed across the US. Joshua Adams who is an internet radio DJ on Cyberstationusa.com and filmmaker Uke Li, collaborated to make a documentary on the lives of cosplayers across America. In December 2010, the journey began at a cosplay ice skating event in Boston. Since then, these men have crusaded from Puerto Rico to Hawaii and 20+ conventions, including Katsucon 18, capturing the... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshops (National Harbor 6 & 7)

3:00pm

Otaku Origami w/ Samurai Dan & Jillian

Self-defense for the anime fan utilizing easy joint locks to defeat any attacker.


Speakers
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Samurai Dan & Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both... Read More →


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Potomac 5

3:00pm

STEAL ALL THE THINGS! 45 Years of Lupin III

Do you like James Bond? Columbo? Femme fatales? Gunslingers? Samurai? Lupin III has it all! Come celebrate one of Japan's longest-running and most-beloved franchises!


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Live 4 (National Harbor 5)

3:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Sunday February 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Events (Potomac A & B)

3:30pm

Intro to the Youtube Dancer Community

This panel is to show people the world of the Youtube dancer community and where it started, how it's grown, the difference between the Western world of youtube dancing and the Eastern world, showing different styles (J-pop, K-pop, and even T-pop), and the most influential people in the dancing community (both Eastern and Western). We will also give tips as to where people can find videos to learn dances and give tips on how to get started in the community.


Sunday February 17, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Live 2 (National Harbor 13)