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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
 

10:00am

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)

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)

1:30pm

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

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

Micah Solusod
Speakers

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

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)

5:00pm

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)

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)

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)
 
Saturday, July 13
 

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)

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)

12:00pm

Max Mittelman Q&A
Speakers

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

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)

2:00pm

Caitlin Glass
Speakers

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

3:00pm

Micah Solusod
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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)

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

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)

8:00pm

The Slants Concert
Speakers

Saturday July 13, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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)
 
Sunday, July 14
 

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

11:00am

11:00am

Micah Solusod
Speakers

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

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

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)

1:30pm

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)