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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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Friday, July 12
 

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

4:30pm

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)

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)
 
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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

10:00pm

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

11:00pm

Transformation Trickery
Saturday July 13, 2019 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Workshop (Room 203)
 
Sunday, July 14
 

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)

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)

1:30pm

Creating Charismatic Characters
Speakers

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