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On behalf of the entire Staff of Anime Blues, we would like to welcome you all to Anime Blues Con 2019! The friendly folks on Staff have worked tirelessly for the past several months to bring you another amazing year and we could not be more excited to present Anime Blues Con to you all!

While we hope you do not have any problems while attending ABC, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our Staff should you need help. Were a friendly bunch, we promise!


IMPORTANT INFO:
PANEL TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES.

The following guests: Tiffany Grant: have Exhibit Hall booths and will conduct autograph signings there throughout the Exhibit Hall hours. Please allow adequate time for breaks as we love our guests and want them happy and healthy! If they’re not at their booth, check back again later! They’re probably getting food or resting for a bit. Or they might be at a panel!

All adult panels require an 18+ wristband (available at registration) or a valid Government-Issued Photo ID for entry. The physical ID is required and no pictures of your ID shown on your phone will be accepted.

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Thursday, July 11
 

5:00pm

Registration - Open
This is a badge pickup ONLY if you have pre-registered online. No badges will be sold Thursday night. 

Thursday July 11, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel; 2nd Floor 250 N Main St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
 
Friday, July 12
 

9:00am

10:00am

Light Sticks, Fan Chants, and Biases!
Kpop and Jpop idols are bigger than ever with extremely intense fan bases. How do the fandom's support compare and contrast from one another? Come learn how to connect to your favorite group.

It's an informative panel of the differences and similarities of Kpop and Jpop. We will introduce you to the Hallyu (Korean Wave) and wota (idol fan) culture!

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

10:00am

Partying Hard with Anxiety and Depression
Mental illness, including depression and anxiety, can really make a massive sensory overload at an anime convention like ABC especially daunting. In this panel, we’ll talk about strategies used to manage yourself, make friends, and make the most of your ABC experience! Questions, discussion, and shared experiences are welcome!

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

10:00am

Setup for Opening Ceremonies
SETUP

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

10:00am

Super Hallway RPG Tactics
The ever popular Super Hallway RPG is back! But this time, with Tactics? Grid based fighting comes to life in this new adventure. Work together with your team to overcome the darkness or cast a dark shadow on the realm of light.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

10:00am

Video/Analog Gaming - Open
Gamers4Gamers unique customs are up for grabs for skilled gamers.
This years’ tournaments are sure to fill up quick! Reserve your spot ahead of time @ https://challonge.com/events/ABC2019
Space is limited. If you have any issues with registration, please use the “CONTACT ORGANIZER” option at the bottom of the page. You can also register in-person @ The Tournament registration desk in the Game Room. Tournaments are $10 per entry.

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm
Video/Analog Gaming Room (Ballroom B)

10:30am

How to Handle Damage at Face Value
They say scars add character but you don't have to injure yourself to pull off impressive battle damage. Join SFX makeup artist A.G. Howard as he walks you through how to add convincing scars and wounds to your costumes. 

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

11:00am

Cosplay Contest: Recipe for Success!
Whether you're new or well practiced at cosplay contests, we all want to improve and maximize our judging and stage time. Join us as we look at cosplay contest best practices and how to conduct yourself so that every minute you're with a judge counts.

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Gaston

Jessi Gaston

THE ONE WHO CAN NEVER LEAVE, MCA Entertainment Group


Friday July 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

11:00am

Inept Adaptations and How to Love Them!
They just don’t get it? Have a favorite series or game that just seems...wrong when it transitioned to the big screen? In this panel we’ll take a deep dive into how Hollywood can screw up even the most universal series...with biting candor.

Friday July 12, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

11:00am

11:00am

12:00pm

Resin Casting for Beginners
The answer to beautiful gems and perfect accessories for your next cosplay? It's resin! Join us as we take a hands-on approach to learning the basics of resin casting and where to acquire all the materials you will need to make your next casting project a success! Materials are supplied but are given on a first come first served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Gaston

Jessi Gaston

THE ONE WHO CAN NEVER LEAVE, MCA Entertainment Group


Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

12:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us to get this party started!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

12:00pm

Ask the Ultimates! (Danganronpa Q&A)
Ladies and Gentleman, everything in between and Danganronpa fans of all shapes and sizes! Get ready for the Danganronpa event of the year! Members from all three killing games have come together to answer the questions you have waited so long to ask, and can't wait to meet their many fans! There will be Mini-games and photos after all is said and done, so don't miss your chance to meet the Ultimates you'e so desperately wanted to see!

Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

12:00pm

Several Deadly Ships
A panel full of any of your favorite Seven Deadly Sins ships. With interactive games and prizes! Come and derp out with your favorite Sins!

Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

12:00pm

Wizards Unite: IRL!
Time: Promptly Noon
Location: Room of Requirement
Mission: Make new magical friends and discuss the latest updates within the Wizarding World! 

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

12:00pm

12:00pm

Caitlin Glass Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders


Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

12:00pm

La Parfait Maid Cafe

Friday July 12, 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Maid Cafe (Room 205)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Penny Pinching Cosplay
Ever feel like making a cosplay, but feel like you couldn't do it without breaking the bank? I'm here to show you how a person on ANY budget can make an awesome cosplay outfit!

Friday July 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

1:00pm

The Art of Transformation: Building a Body Illusion
Learn both makeup and costuming tips and techniques to elevate your crossplay to the next level in this two part workshop series, hosted by Nashville drag queen Venus Ann Serena

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

1:00pm

1:00pm

ADR Scriptwriting
Hey!  Why'd they change that?!" Come find out what it takes to adapt a translation into a script used for dubbing.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

1:00pm

D&D Podcasts: Is it Good Thursday yet?
Critical Role, The Adventure Zone, World of Havira, and why listening to other people play Dungeons and Dragons is just as much fun as playing it yourself.  There will be tips for DMing your own game, resources for mapmaking, and character creation suggestions!  Hosted by Cosplay-Senpai.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

1:00pm

Micah Solusod Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

1:30pm

Anime in America
America has been importing "Those Weird Asian Cartoons" for longer than most of us have been alive, and the journey from animation cel to your television or computer has been longer and more storied than you might think.  Join Vitamin H as we explore the history of anime as seen from this side of the Pacific, from black-and-white television shows of the 1960s through the rise of Toonami and the fall of Geneon and ADV.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

2:00pm

Disney Tea Time
Join Miss Mae for a very magical afternoon tea! 

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Friday July 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

2:00pm

Do You Even Naruto?
Could you pass the Chunin exams? Come test your knowledge of all things Naruto. Maybe you can be the next Hokage!

Friday July 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Aaron Dismuke
Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

2:00pm

Pokemon: 20 Years and Still Training!
From Red and Blue to Sword and Shield, the Pokemon franchise has affected every area of media, and shows no sign of slowing down.  This panel covers everything from team building and trivia to cosplay and music.  There's always something to talk about when it comes to Pokemon!  Hosted by Cosplay-Senpai

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

3:00pm

Host Clubs: A History!
If you have a moderate degree of familiarity with Japanese culture, you may have heard of the famous Japanese host clubs. But this iconic fascinating slice of modern Japanese culture has an even more fascinating history. This panel will discuss host clubs, how they came to be, where to find one, and even how to act if you find yourself in one.

Friday July 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

3:00pm

Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging (By Appointment Only)
Any attendee who wishes to compete for a craftsmanship award must submit their costume for pre-judging. This session is open only to contestants who have pre-registered for the Cosplay Contest.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

3:00pm

Ghibli Fun
A fun test of your Studio Ghibli knowledge! Join me as we talk all about Ghibli and do trivia, complete with small prizes!

Friday July 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

3:00pm

Sink Your Ship
Sink Your Ship gives a satirical look at "One True Pairings" (OTPs) and relationSHIPs. Bring your least favorite or favorite ship and see how it holds up.  No ones ship is safe!

Friday July 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

3:00pm

3:00pm

Micah Solusod
Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

3:00pm

Aaron Dismuke Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

4:00pm

Setup for Iron Cosplay
Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

4:00pm

ParaPara Dance Class
Get your body moving by joining us for a beginner's lesson in ParaPara dancing, a fun, high-energy synchronized dance from Japan!

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Gaston

Jessi Gaston

THE ONE WHO CAN NEVER LEAVE, MCA Entertainment Group



Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

4:00pm

Being a POC Cosplayer
Calling all cosplayers! Come and share your thoughts, opinions, and experiences within the cosplay community. We will discuss what it's like being a POC, plus-sized, disabled, or transgender cosplayer in 2019. No violence or hate speech allowed!

Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Caitlin Glass
Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

4:00pm

Otome-nia!
A somewhat tongue-in-cheek look at the world of otome games - dating games for girls. We look at the history of these games, the precursors that defined them, and the vast amounts of spinoffs the genre has spawned. Otome RPGs, Otome Rhythm Games, anime, iPhone games, and even… Choose-Your-Own-Adventure CDs?! Even those who aren’t huge fans of the genre are sure to enjoy this panel as we explore some of the most unique, inventive, and just plain weird stuff that otome games have to offer.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

4:30pm

Iron Cosplay
Team up with your most creative friends in this fast-paced competition to see who can construct the most impressive costume out of the materials provided, including this year's "mystery material!" Who will come out on top? Allez faire!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

5:00pm

Another Day in the Office: The Life of a Lewd Model (18+)
Ever wonder what it’s like to work in the adult industry- an industry that’s wildly criticized? Let’s bust some myths, and tell you some sexy secrets!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

5:00pm

Wow! That's My Childhood!
Everyone has a childhood! Come join us for talk of our favorite toys from when we were kids!

Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

5:00pm

Vocaloid Photo Session
Reminder: This is time and space designated to your fandom for photos. There will NOT be an official ABC photographer on site.

Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Exhibit Hall (Dealers/Artist/Autographs)

5:00pm

5:00pm

5:00pm

Caitlin Glass Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

6:00pm

Anime Mixology (18+)
So, Luffy, Goku, and Naruto walk into a bar... Come and join Merry Meri Cosplay in a crash-course in anime mixology, aka learn how to turn your favorite anime characters into hang-over inducing cocktails. We'll share some embarrassing drunken stories while we're at it. Be sure and leave your shame at the door.

Friday July 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

6:00pm

Dating and Mating (18+)
How do I find that special gentleman or lady without scaring them away? We understand how hard it can be to find love in the con scene! And we're here to help!

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Friday July 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

6:00pm

6:00pm

Mahou Shoujo Universe
For more than 50 years, we've been enchanted by the frilly pink badasses known as magical girls.  But beneath their elegant exterior lies a complex and captivating history that's filled with all kinds of surprises.  Join Vitamin H as we explore the universe of magical girls, from the early inspirations in American TV to the modern, ultra-slick shows that captivate audiences throughout the world.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

6:00pm

Formal Ball
Friday July 12, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

6:30pm

Setup for VIP Meet and Greet
Friday July 12, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

7:00pm

A Good Enough Summary of Kingdom Hearts
Wanna know the basics Kingdom Hearts story before getting into the game? Got confused halfway into the series? Look no further! We’ll be spending some time giving an easy to understand breakdown of the Kingdom Hearts story.

Friday July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

7:00pm

Setup for Cosplay Off
Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Friday July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

7:00pm

Meet and Greet (VIP ONLY)
Come relax with our Special Guests! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and beverages, and use this time to get to know our special guests in a more relaxed setting. (Please refrain from asking for autographs/pictures/voice recordings as this is supposed to be a relaxing time for our guests as well! Thank you.)

Friday July 12, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

7:30pm

Is It Wrong to Take Your Girl to a Dungeon? (18+)
Ever watched hentai with whips and restraints? Wanna know how that stuff really works? Come join Erik and Birdie for a roundtable-style discussion on safety basics and beginner knowledge for all things kink and bdsm.

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

8:00pm

8:00pm

The Panel About Hot Guys (18+)
Ladies, gentlemen, and enbies, are you thirsting for a panel demonstrating the most beautiful men of all fine tastes; from femboys to bishies to studs to bears, complete with games and irreverent comedy? From yaoi to slash to gay erotica to dating sims and everything in between, we got you and your thirst covered.

Friday July 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

8:00pm

What the Actual H? (18+)
Is it a game show? Is it a debate panel? Is it a showcase of wacky and wild anime clips? What the actual H IS this panel? You’ll have to show up to find out!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

8:00pm

Cosplay Off (18+)
Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Friday July 12, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

8:30pm

Vocaloid Concert
Friday July 12, 2019 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

9:00pm

Scary Stories from Japan (18+)
Like being scared, creeped out, or just listening to strange stories? Want even more reason to be wary of traveling alone, using the bathroom or doing anything in the dark? Then pull up a chair as we read from our long list of the creepy, kooky and just plain weird, no holds barred for the gory or creepy images that accompany them.

Friday July 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

9:00pm

The Big Bad Bara Panel (18+)
 A panel about geikomi, yaoi's older, beefier brother. Written by and for gay Japanese men, these stories feature guys who're bold, brash, bodacious and decidedly burly. If you're looking for an LGBT History panel with a heaping helping of gratuitous male nudity, you're sure to love this panel!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

9:00pm

Deltarune Sleepover
Lighters if you love games, drama, and pajamas then the DELTARUNE sleepover party is the right place for you! Bring your jammies and comfy pillows!

Friday July 12, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

9:30pm

Setup for Haus of Blues
Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 9:30pm - 10:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

10:00pm

10:00pm

Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai - Night of One Hundred (Or Fewer) Supernatural Tales
Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai - Night of One Hundred (Or Fewer) Supernatural Tales.  Join local storytellers for a selection of traditional ghostly folk tales told in the Edo period style.  Join the ancient samurai test of courage, and check your weapons at the door!

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

10:00pm

Haus of Blues Drag Show (16+ Recommended)
Glitz, glamour, and surprises await you at the ABC drag show. Come watch your fellow con goers crossplay and lip sync as their favorite characters. Come out and gag on the eleganza. And as always, tipping is appreciated

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

10:00pm

Shibari 101 (18+)
Shibari is the classic japanese art of decorative ropework bondage. Join Erik and Birdie’s Shibari Classroom series and get a chance to learn a little bit about how you can get your leg up in this ancient art that translates into modern day erotic imagery! You may get a chance to tie yourself!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

10:00pm

Open Mic Karaoke!
Come sing your heart out!

Friday July 12, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

10:30pm

Chocobo Racing!
On your mark...Get set...KWEH!

Speakers

Friday July 12, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

11:00pm

Adult PJ Party (21+)
The annual adult bash is back! Join us for drinks and one big PARTAY! (Pajamas not required.)

21+ ONLY. Bring state issued ID and your Anime Blues badge!

This event is off-site at Club Spectrum (600 Marshall Ave). Complimentary shuttle service is available from the front entrance of the Sheraton on Main St.
Venue has beer and setups available; liquor is BYOB (no fees!)

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Friday July 12, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00am
Club Spectrum 600 Marshall Ave, Memphis, TN 38103, USA

11:30pm

Setup
Friday July 12, 2019 11:30pm - 11:59pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)
 
Saturday, July 13
 

9:00am

Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging
Any attendee who wishes to compete for a craftsmanship award must submit their costume for pre-judging. This session is open to walk-ins but priority is given to those who pre-registered for the contest. All spots in the masquerade portion of the contest are given on a first come, first served basis.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

9:00am

10:00am

How to Con with a Disability
Being disabled, whether it be invisible or otherwise, and attending a convention can be very overwhelming and painful. From the mouths of those who are disabled themselves, we invite you to come take a break from the hustle and bustle of this great event to learn tips, tricks, and advice from experienced, disabled nerds. This event is for the able-bodied and disabled communities alike, as it will include a Q&A, guides for both parties, and even prizes!

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

10:00am

Boku No Hero Boys!
Boys of My Hero Academia........IN CHEER UNIFORMS?! Come join the boys for an hour of fun and games!

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

10:00am

Pork Nationals
 Rule number one of Pork Nationals: Don’t talk about Pork Nationals, Rule number two: Tell everyone about Pork Nationals. Rule number three: Have fun.
Pork Nationals is a no holds barred but no Lizard, bomb, spock allowing Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament hosted by the dynamic duo of Evan and Khriztion.
The Big Gold Pork Nationals Trophy is up for grabs. Will you be the one to shoot the best?
Rules:
Show up, sign up, have fun.
Rock, Paper, and Scissors only
Only throw when Khriztion says throw.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

10:00am

Get to know your favorite female manga artist - Mangaka
Did you know that not all Japanese female manga artists had a background in writing or drawing manga when they first started out? What about the fact that the person who jump-started the late 90’s/early 2000s GO craze was none other than female manga writer and GO amature Yumi Hotta?  No matter your answers. No matter your depth of knowledge. Come swing on by and Get to Know Your Favorite Female Mangaka(s) through juicy discussions and engaging art activities! You never know as to what special surprises you may find. 


Hosted by Athena Baker, Melaati Jayah, Aaron Chakraborty, and best of all, Toastie Cat, from the Manga and Manhwa Book Club :)

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

10:00am

Caitlin Glass Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

10:00am

10:00am

Video/Analog Gaming - Open
Gamers4Gamers unique customs are up for grabs for skilled gamers.
This years’ tournaments are sure to fill up quick! Reserve your spot ahead of time @ https://challonge.com/events/ABC2019
Space is limited. If you have any issues with registration, please use the “CONTACT ORGANIZER” option at the bottom of the page. You can also register in-person @ The Tournament registration desk in the Game Room. Tournaments are $10 per entry.

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm
Video/Analog Gaming Room (Ballroom B)

11:00am

LGBTQIA+ Meetup
Are you queer? This panel is a great place for you to meet other members of the LGBT+ community with similar interests! Discussion topics include our experiences as LGBT+ people, queer representation in media, and the ways in which sexuality, gender, and geekyness collide.

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

11:00am

11:00am

Aaron Dismuke
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

11:00am

Terror Through Time
Blood! Terror! Nonsensical plots! These are the films that defined a horror generation, from the "cha-cha-cha" of Jason Voorhees to the edgy one-liners of Freddy Kreuger. Make sure you're prepared for this cavalcade of danger, death and silliness.​

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

11:00am

11:30am

Set Sail on the S.S. Fairy Tail
All aboard the S.S. Fairy tail ! Come test your knowledge of the anime, defend your favorite ship, and compete to win prizes!

Saturday July 13, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

12:00pm

Judge's Break
Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

12:00pm

K-Pop Dance
 K-Pop Dance Performance and Workshop with Incredi-별. The panel will start with a dance performance by our group. After we perform, we will ask the audience to choose their favorite dance out of the songs we performed and we will teach it to them as well as ask them random trivia about K-Pop.

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

12:00pm

Anime Blues Open Mic (16+ Recommended)
This hour of comedy by fellow ABC attendees for you “esteemed” guests performed by a bunch of hopeless nerds attempting to grab the spotlight will hopefully be slightly more entertaining than an hour fruitlessly looking for items you can’t afford in the Dealer’s Room. If not? Hey, it’s free!

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

12:00pm

12:00pm

Max Mittelman Q&A
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

12:00pm

Aaron Dismuke Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

12:00pm

La Parfait Maid Cafe

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Maid Cafe (Room 205)

12:30pm

Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging
Any attendee who wishes to compete for a craftsmanship award must submit their costume for pre-judging. This session is open to walk-ins but priority is given to those who pre-registered for the contest. All spots in the masquerade portion of the contest are given on a first come, first served basis.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

1:00pm

Mindful Education for Cons
With all the fun and excitement that comes with a convention, it's easy to lose yourself in the chaos and put yourself in situations of extreme fatigue and stress. This panel aims to help teach mindfulness and self-care to convention goers of all walks of life, and to de-stigimitize mental health by sharing personal experience and personalized, practical tips and tricks. This panel will also feature a guided meditation session to help alleviate tension to make the rest of the con even more enjoyable. 

Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

1:00pm

Get Inkslinging! Splatoon 2 Competitive 101
Ever want to give a competitive shooting game a go? Want to take your Splat skills to the next level? This is the panel for you; Find out what it takes to raise your skill in Splatoon 2 to that high-level play you desire!

Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Hot Dads of Anime
Oyajicons rejoice!  If you like your anime men to be a bit more on the mature side, maybe with a beard or a bit of scruffy stubble, then you’re not alone!  Come join Vitamin H for this hour-long collection of the best ossans anime has to offer, including some you might not’ve met before.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

1:00pm

Tiffany Grant
Come ask questions about (nearly) any topic under the sun!  The answers may surprise you.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

1:30pm

2:00pm

Cosplay Fitness and Why Your Diet Isn't Working
Screw bikini season, let’s get fit for cosplay season! A breakdown of ways to lose weight and bust open the myths of fad diets. Let all your questions be answered with Q&A and demonstrations.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

2:00pm

Love Live Dance Bootcamp!
Come see Musesouth Cheer you on to be an idol! It’s your chance to come and learn all about being an idol and also gain some cool prizes for participating!

Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Caitlin Glass
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

2:00pm

So You Want to Be a Magical Girl?!
Being in school can be hard, but trying to save the world and find your true love at the same time? Talk about a nightmare! Join us as we look into the history of our beloved magical girls and decide for yourself - do you have what it takes?

Saturday July 13, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

3:00pm

Kpop Random Dance Panel
Come prove yourself the as the Kpop dance master! Dance along with other fans to the music !

Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

3:00pm

Owning Your Inner Diva with Venus
Everyone one has an inner Diva waiting to be unleashed and the cosplay Diva herself, Venus Ann Serena, is her to guide you on how to let it all out. Connect with your latent fabulousness in this panel on how to lip sync, pose, and walk with confidence.

Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

3:00pm

3:00pm

Micah Solusod
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

3:00pm

Crashcourse: Lolita Fashion for Beginners
Lolita fashion is more accessible than ever! Join us as we cover the basics of lolita fashion, discuss the history and evolution as it pertains to Japanese culture, and even have a fun, free giveaway.

Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

3:00pm

Caitlin Glass Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Do You Know Inuyasha?
Do you think you're an expert in all things InuYasha? Yes? No? Well come test your knowledge in this fun game show! See if you have what it takes to be called the ultimate InuYasha fanboy/fangirl!

Saturday July 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

4:00pm

4:00pm

Setup for Cosplay Contest
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

4:00pm

But We're Both Girls...! (13+ Recommended)
While male homosexuality has been well-documented in Japan since samurai days, love between women, well, hasn’t.  Yuri – lesbian manga and literature – has a relatively recent history in Japan, owing largely to Japan’s strict gender roles and conservative culture.  Vitamin H documents the history of this genre, which most certainly extends past the blushing fan-service seen in today’s anime.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

4:30pm

Fangs A Lot!
Looking to perfect a pointy-tooth smile? Join SFX make-up artist A.G. Howard as he walks through you through material options and safe methods of application of fangs.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

5:00pm

Anime Character Roast (13+ Recommended)
Character you love to hate or hate to love? In this panel we will skewer your favorite characters will biting criticism and humor. Viewer discretion advised!

Saturday July 13, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

5:00pm

5:00pm

Broadway! The Resurgence of Musical Theatre
Mega-hits like Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen have brought Broadway musicals back into mainstream media.  Come talk with us about your favorite shows, ones you've seen, and what's on your list to watch!  Hosted by Cosplay-Senpai

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

5:00pm

5:00pm

Cosplay Contest
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

6:00pm

6:00pm

NO! NOT THERE! A Kinky Hentai Showcase (18+)
What did I just watch??? Come watch and laugh at weird kinky hentai with Erik and Birdie to wind down and chill out. But remember: No kink-shaming allowed!

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

6:00pm

Pole Dancing 101 with Bendy Beast Fitness (18+)
The Bendy Beast herself is here to show you how to spin, trick, and flip upside down on pole- all while maintaining confidence and style! 

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

6:00pm

6:00pm

Your Favorite Final Fantasy Sucks (PG)
Epic battles! Giant swords! Morbidly obese fantasy chickens! Vitamin H skewers the quirks of the Final Fantasy franchise and schools you on why Your Favorite Final Fantasy Sucks.  (Audience interaction is mandatory, as ordered by the Shinra Corporation.)

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

6:30pm

7:00pm

#twerkcon (18+)
Your favorite booty shakers are back for another year hosting this infamous panel.

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

7:00pm

Doki Doki Literature Club
Monika, Yuri, Sayori, and Natsuki welcome all ABC goers to spend an hour in their club room. They will happily answer any fun questions, do some dares, and play some literature themed games! We are also more than willing to give out hugs and take pictures!

Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

7:00pm

Setup for The Slants concert
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

7:00pm

Shibari 201: Back on the Ropes (18+)
Shibari is the ancient art of Japanese Rope Bondage. It wasn't always only used in sexy situations, though. With this iteration of the Shibari Classroom series by Erik & Birdie, Ropework focuses more on the rich history not only of Japan's relationship to rope, but also how Shibari came to America!

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

8:00pm

Hilarious Hentai Dubs (18+)
Experience the world of outrageously over-the-top adult anime dubbing.  Whether it's bizarre lines, contrived plots, insane innuendos, or just plain bad acting, you're sure to laugh out loud as we bask in the madness of some of the best(?) English-dubbed scenes from adult anime.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

8:00pm

What Carmen Electra DIDN'T Teach You About Lap Dances (18+)
Come and learn how to seduce your partner, or perhaps that little crush you have, in this sexy crash course!

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

8:00pm

Cosplay Trivia Night
Put your cosplaying knowledge to the test! We will quiz you on your knowledge of different cosplay disciplines like sewing, crafting, prop-making, makeup, wig-styling and more! Bring your team and your A-game and join us for Cosplay Trivia Night!

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Gaston

Jessi Gaston

THE ONE WHO CAN NEVER LEAVE, MCA Entertainment Group


Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

8:00pm

The Slants Concert
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

8:30pm

Pet Play: The Cat's Meow (18+)
From kittens to ponies to foxes and pups, and everything in between, come and have a chat about some of the more domestic lifestyles, from that of leisurely cat boys to trained leather ponies.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

9:00pm

9:00pm

Setup For Club Blues
Saturday July 13, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

9:00pm

Setup for Neo Tokyo Strip Show
Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Saturday July 13, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

9:00pm

Anime You Might Have Missed
We've all seen Haikyuu, Yuri on Ice, and the latest season of Fairy Tail, but what about those hidden gems that slip under the radar?  This panel covers several anime from the past few years that deserve just as much of a fanbase as the more popular ones.  Hosted by Cosplay-Senpai.

Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

9:30pm

Shimmying and Shaking (18+)
This is a workshop to familiarize anyone with Cosplay Off/striptease, but focuses on the shimmy/dance technique, and stage presence.

Saturday July 13, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

10:00pm

Keeping Your Costume PG
Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

10:00pm

Neo Tokyo Strip Show (18+)
Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

10:00pm

10:00pm

Steven Universe Karaoke
Come sing your heart out to your favorite Steven Universe songs! 

Saturday July 13, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

11:00pm

Transformation Trickery
Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Workshop (Room 203)

11:00pm

Werewolf: Howlin' Forever!
It’s not ABC without the chaos of Werewolf! Using strategy, deception, and observational skills, it’s up to you to and your fellow attendees to surmise who is the werewolf! Or pick them off one by one.

Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)
 
Sunday, July 14
 

9:00am

10:00am

Myths and Legends of Japan: The Importance of Storytelling
Come and learn about myths and legends of Japan and the many anime, manga and video games they appear in! We will discuss the importance of storytelling and how it helps keep culture and history alive.

Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

10:00am

Kawaii Jewelry Make-n-Take!
Join us for a fun and cute jewelry making workshop where you get to take what you make! Everyone is welcome, whether you're new or an old hand at making kawaii jewelry and accessories! Materials are provided but only available on a first come first served basis.

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Gaston

Jessi Gaston

THE ONE WHO CAN NEVER LEAVE, MCA Entertainment Group


Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Workshop (Room 203)

10:00am

I am Panelist, and So Can You!
Love going to panels?  Want to run your own?  Vitamin H (along with special guest star Becky Miyamoto from Paniponi Dash) is here to help you make them great!  Covering everything from choosing a topic, the process that goes into planning, pitching your panel, and public speaking tips to getting feedback and staying in contact with your fans. We'll help you make your audience as excited about your topic as you are!

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

10:00am

10:00am

Blues Bazaar
Stuff in the Dealer's room a little too expensive? Running low on cash the last day of con? Come shop the Blues Bazaar!

For those wanting to sell... Booths are first-come, first-served! NO PROFESSIONAL VENDORS ALLOWED.

Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

10:00am

Video/Analog Gaming - Open
Gamers4Gamers unique customs are up for grabs for skilled gamers.
This years’ tournaments are sure to fill up quick! Reserve your spot ahead of time @ https://challonge.com/events/ABC2019
Space is limited. If you have any issues with registration, please use the “CONTACT ORGANIZER” option at the bottom of the page. You can also register in-person @ The Tournament registration desk in the Game Room. Tournaments are $10 per entry.

Sunday July 14, 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm
Video/Analog Gaming Room (Ballroom B)

11:00am

Kinky Cringe: Reacting to 50 Shades of Grey (18+)
Join Miss Mae and BDSM guests Erik & Birdie as we watch parts of the cinematic masterpiece that is 50 Shades of Grey; we'll be pointing out the most iconic scenes that make us cringe and chat about why!

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Sunday July 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

11:00am

11:00am

11:00am

Micah Solusod
Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

11:00am

GUNPLA/PLAMO Exhibition and Build
Do you like Gunpla? Zoids? Plastic Models? Then, this panel is for you! Bring your built models for display in our Exhibition, and bring a new model to work on with the rest of us! Veterans and Newbies are welcome to sit and snap, or just talk about Mecha anime, models, and just hang out! Sandpaper, snippers, and glue will be provided.

Sunday July 14, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

11:00am

La Parfait Maid Cafe

Sunday July 14, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Maid Cafe (Room 205)

11:00am

12:00pm

Setup for AMV League
Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

12:00pm

Kinky Horror Hangover (18+)
Have you ever had a slip-up in the middle of getting frisky that was just a little bit TOO close of a call? While terrifying and uncomfortable in the moment, we can look back on some of these instances and (hopefully) laugh. Bring your worst kinky bedroom mishaps to to this panel and laugh with the rest of us at our own raunchy misfortunes.

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

12:00pm

12:00pm

12:00pm

How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble
Simon Tam, from The Slants, gives this inspirational and hilarious talk about the journey of the band. From its humble beginnings to fighting before the U.S Supreme Court, it's the kind of heartfelt story that you won't want to miss!

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

12:30pm

The Art of Transformation: Makeup Techniques
Learn both makeup and costuming tips and techniques to elevate your crossplay to the next level in this two part workshop series, hosted by Nashville drag queen Venus Ann Serena


Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Workshop (Room 203)

12:30pm

Max Mittelman/Micah Solusod Autograph Session
Please Note: The first 30min of all Autograph Sessions is dedicated to our VIP Badge holders


Sunday July 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Autographs (Exhibit Hall)

12:30pm

AMV League
Please go to http://amvleague.com/season-4.html for rules regarding entry for the AMV League!

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Setup for Metal Gear Escape
Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Booze & Boos (21+)
Join your favorite adult panelists as we get day drunk and share with you the most chilling paranormal stories, creepy conspiracies, and thrilling unexplained mysteries!

Speakers
avatar for Macy West

Macy West

Director of Adult Programming, Anime Blues Con


Sunday July 14, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)

1:00pm

1:30pm

Creating Charismatic Characters
Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Workshop (Room 203)

1:30pm

1:30pm

Metal Gear Escape
Tactical Espionage Action!
Panel Gear Solid is an action immersive game where you must stealthily infiltrate the enemy's base and destroy their secret weapon from within!
Basic concept: Players take turns sneaking into a maze-like panel room and avoid detection from our patrol units, who follow predetermined walking patterns. Players must solve simple puzzles while not being detected.

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

2:00pm

Para Para Education Seminar
A video tour of PARA PARA dancing throughout the years.

Speakers
avatar for Jessi Gaston

Jessi Gaston

THE ONE WHO CAN NEVER LEAVE, MCA Entertainment Group


Sunday July 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

3:00pm

Musical Jeopardy
Music tells stories, compels people to action, and is the soother to a long and stressful day. Even casual listeners to general music can recognize a few show tunes or musical names, and for the more intense fans of classics old and new, this is a great place to build community and show off our knowledge, not to mention learn things. There will be small prizes for playing and participation in this Jeopardy-style panel all about musicals and the people who make them.

Sunday July 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Ballroom C & D)

3:00pm

Closing Ceremonies/Feedback
Bring your mobile devices! This year's feedback form will be available during Closing Ceremonies! 

Sunday July 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Ballroom (Ballroom A)

3:00pm

Good Omens, Best Omens
A 30-year-old novel has become the hottest mini-series of the summer. David Tennant and Michael Sheen bring the characters to life in some unexpected ways! Check out this panel for book-to-television adaptation differences, and why the entire budget was spent on sunglasses instead of CGI.

Speakers

Sunday July 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Room 204)

3:00pm

Modern Cartoons: Good or Bad?
In my event, I will talk about the comparison between older, beloved cartoons and the ones that air today. Amidst major criticism on both sides, I believe it is good to analyze and get opinions on, even down to topics such a humour and character design.

Sunday July 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Ballroom E)