Anime

It is a teenage monster hunters kind of year, as we are featuring three voice actors from the Rooster Teeth production “RWBY” for our anime voice actors this year. Make sure to meet Kara Eberle (Weiss Schnee), Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter), and Jen Brown (Pyrrha) as they will be there all weekend as well as participating in two panels, so make sure to get an autograph.

Derek Padula is the world’s foremost professional Dragon Ball scholar. He illuminates the real-world historical, spiritual, and philosophical culture of Dragon Ball to enable readers to better understand the series and empower themselves on their own life journeys. Derek has written nine books on the franchise and will be selling his books all weekend as well as doing a couple panels, so make sure to visit him at the show and pick up a couple books. You can find his page on the site here.

Anime Screenings!

There will an anime screening room running open to close each day in Grand Gallery Overlook F, sponsored by the good people at JAFAX. This programming room will center attention on anime and manga screenings straight from Crunchyroll, so you know it is fresh stuff. Schedule to be announced at show. Take some time to relax and check out some of the newest anime coming right out of Japan!

Panels

Friday

5:15 pm in Grand Gallery E-F

Derek Padula

From Human to Saiyan!

Discover how to transform your mind, body, and spirit—the Goku way! Derek Padula, the author of nine books on the Dragon Ball franchise, will teach you the philosophy of Goku.

5:45 pm in Grand Gallery D

Nicholas Anderson

Explaining Manga for the Comic Book Fan

Description: An explanation of the development of comics in the Japan.  How, and more importantly why, they are different not just in style but also how the industry works over there.

Saturday

3:15 pm in Grand Gallery D

Derek Padula

How to Name Your Comic Book Characters, Dragon Ball Style

Learn how to name the people, places, and things in your comics like the ones in Dragon Ball, the world’s most-recognized anime and manga. Derek Padula, the author of nine books on the Dragon Ball franchise, will teach you the process.

7:30 pm in Monroe Room

Kara Eberle, Jen Brown and Elizabeth Maxwell

Discussing All Things RWBY

Kara (voice of Weiss), Jen (Pyrrha), and Elizabeth (Winter) discuss the “RWBY” franchise and its immediate impact on the anime scene and pop culture as a whole. A question and answer session will follow.

Sunday

11:00 am in Monroe Room

Kara Eberle and Elizabeth Maxwell

The Bond Between Schneesters

It’s not easy being a Schnee, but at least they have each other.  Join Kara Eberle and Elizabeth Maxwell for a Q&A about any and all things “RWBY” related.

2:45 pm on the Main Stage

Children’s and “RWBY” Themed Cosplay Contests

Prepare for “awws” as we watch the little ones parade across the main stage. Also, the costume contest around the anime sensation “RWBY” will shortly follow.