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Aug 4, 2014

It is that time, chaps! Time to get hype for the biggest anime blowout on the East Coast! All the guests, music, and fans you can handle. There isn’t much to be said about the road to Otakon that we haven’t already said before. Hope to see you there!

We got panels, be sure to attend!

New Anime for Older Fans- Friday, 11:15AM, Panel 7

The Visual Stylings of Kunihiko Ikuhara - Saturday, 9:30PM, Panel 1 

The Measure of a Man. The Nature of a Hero: A Fate/Stay Night Panel (18+) - Saturday, 1:00 AM, Panel 6

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Our tentative schedule for the convention:


10:00AM – Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Making History
11:15AM – New Anime for Older Fans
12:30PM – Ninja in Anime: The Sweet and (Mostly) the Stupid
12:30PM – Kaiju or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Cancel the Apocalypse
01:45PM – AnimEigo
02:00PM – Yusuke Kozaki Autograph
03:00PM – How to Pilot a Mecha in Today’s World
04:15PM – Journey To The Stars
05:30PM – Kurosawa: Romancing of the Samurai
07:00PM – ALTIMA Concert
07:00PM – Fire Emblem Photoshoot
07:00PM – Revolutionary Girl Utena Photoshoot
09:30PM – Otakon Game Show
10:00PM – Friday Night Fan Parodies – Classics


09:00AM – Amazingly Obscure Anime: Over 30 Titles You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (But Are Awesome)
10:15AM – Satanicartoons: The Devil in Anime
11:30AM – Drawing with Yusuke Kozaki
12:15PM – Yura, Kozaki, Ishii Q&A
02:00PM – Maruyama/Mappa Q&A
03:15PM – Matsubara Q&A
04:30PM – Sunao Katabuchi Q&A
04:30PM – Anime Sols and Crowdfunding Classic Anime
05:45PM – Ramen: Japanese Soul Food
05:45PM – Jump The Shark: When Good Anime Goes Bad
06:00PM – Gundam Series Photoshoot
07:00PM – Ai Yazawa: The Retrospective
08:15PM – A Brief History of Anime: 100 Years in 50 Minutes
09:30PM – The Visual Stylings of Kunihiko Ikuhara
11:45PM – Ninjas, Spider Monsters and Cyber Criminals: The Great Worlds of Yoshiaki Kawajiri (18+)
01:00AM – The Measure of a Man. The Nature of a Hero: A Fate/Stay Night Panel (18+)


09:00AM – The Visual Novel: Psychology of the Unrecognized Narrative Art
11:30AM – From Anime to Live Action: You Can (Not) Adapt
12:30PM – Yoshiki Concert
12:45PM – Maruyama & Matsubara Q&A