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Aug 3, 2013

20 Years of Otakon? As if it wasn't exciting enough every year anyway! They've pulled out all the stops to bring as many guests as they could pack in. There are also a load of concerts, screenings, and events that aren't to be missed. 

As always, we'll be covering as much as we can running around the convention center day and night. Do stop us to say hello though! And be sure to attend Alain's panel on Saturday evening: Kill 'em All and Let Sunrise Sort 'em Out: A Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel. 

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Our tentative panel schedule:


10:00 - Maid Cafe Show

11:15 - We Con Therfore We Are: Fandom, Convergence, and a Critical Look at the Modern Otaku

11:30 - The Real Life of a Manga-ka: Behind The Scenes of Rurouni Kenshin Panel

01:45 - West to East: Anime Adapations of Western Literature Panel

01:45 - Outsider Anime Panel

03:00 - A Study of Heroines: Compassion and Courage in Revolutionary Girl Utena and Madoka Magica Panel

04:15 - Suwa, Tachikawa, & Anime Mirai Q&A

05:30 - Anime Industry: The Before Times Panel

06:45 - Anime Amazons Panel

08:00 - Mystery Anime Theater 3000 Screening

09:00 - Otaku Game Show

10:30 - Live Action Anime: An Examination Panel


09:30 - I Love the 80s: Anime Edition Panel

10:15 - By Fans, For Fans: 20 Years of Holding On For Dear Life Panel

12:00 - Kanbe Q&A

01:15 - How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble Panel

01:15 - Vertical Inc. Panel

02:30 - Maruyama & MAPPA Q&A

03:45 - The Ghibli Girls Tribute Panel

04:00 - T.M.Revolution and Home Made Kazoku Concert

04:45 - Anime Mythology: Giant Robots & Superheroes Panel

07:30 - 45 Years of Shonen Jump: A Visual History Panel

07:30 - The One Piece Podcast Panel

08:45 - Kill 'em All and Let Sunrise Sort 'em Out: A Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel [This is Alain's panel]

10:30 - Manga Gamer Panel

11:15 - ANNCast Live Recording


10:00 - Panel to the West

11:15 - Ace Attorney All Stars Panel

01:00 - Yoko Kanno Concert

03:00 - Con Feedback Session