In this workshop we will be making the "Wizard" & "Witches" hat. This design is a great edition to your hat making skills. Thanks to my generous sponsor, Hats by Leko, everyone in the class will receive a FREE GIFT CERTIFICATE! This class is for BJD dolls and miniatures and you may want to re-create one for yourself! Materials for this class are included. Please fell free to bring your dolls! *If your planning on attending and own your own scissors, please bring them! The workshop will be $10 a person.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/08/2017 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
We had some free time on our hands so we decided to draw some of our favorite anime scenes in MS PAINT! Think you can decipher our cryptic masterpieces for a chance at prize?
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Ever wondered what Tsunade does on her days off? Or just where Kakashi goes when he gets lost on the path of life? Or maybe you just want to find out what goes on behind the scenes of Konoha when things are quiet? Now's your chance, come join us for an hour and get the answers to those questions you've always wondered about.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Join Garnet Runestar, who has earned over 20 Best in Show awards, was part of Team USA 2014 For the World Cosplay Summit in Nagoya Japan and (with her cosplay partner Pannon) won the Team USA title for the Clara Cow Cosplay Cup which is taking place in The Netherlands in June of 2017, and ask her all your advanced cosplay creating questions.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
An hour-long showdown of epic AMV proportions! Come see the amazing Animated Music Videos that talented editors have created for Sabaku Con's AMV League Event!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime, manga and anime RPGs. This is a meet-up/discussion group panel that will discuss the feelings fans will experience when watching anime, reading manga and playing through anime related games. Attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in this interactive panel that will, in turn, create new relationships and bonds between fans that have common anime interests.
Schedule: Rio Grande | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: AnimeAnonymous
Anime Anonymous brings together people with similar interests and feelings towards anime/hentai, manga/doujin, RPGs/VNs and more! This is a meet-up/discussion group panel that will discuss the feelings fans will experience when watching anime/hentai, reading manga/doujins and playing through anime related games/VNs. Attendees are strongly encouraged to participate in this interactive panel that will, in turn, create new relationships and bonds between fans that have common anime interests.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: AnimeAnonymous
Are you a member or alumni of an anime club? Or perhaps you're interested in starting one in your community? Join us for a presentation on how anime clubs function in the digital age, followed by an open discussion!
Schedule: Marbella | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: UNM Anime Club
Roast Battle is a no-holds-barred verbal boxing match were volunteers go in a battle of wit and insults against each other. The twist in this, Anime is involved!! Well anything in J-culture! Better yet, anything at all!!!! The audience will vote who is the funniest to declare the winner of Anime Roast Battle!!! If you are funny or like to laugh. This is for you!! You gotta have a sense of humor if you wanna come here!! :) Mature audiences only!!
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: XYZsnapper
Awaken Maid Cafe invites you to join the Love Live Sunshine girls for delicious refreshments, beautiful dances, exciting games, and more! We look forward to serving you!
Schedule: Gallery | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: AwakenMaidCafe
Come join other ball-jointed doll owners to talk about and show off your ball-jointed dolls! You can also bring unwanted BJD wigs, clothes, accessories, etc to exchange or sell during the swap meet at the ball-jointed doll gathering.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/09/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Batman is an incredibly popular comic, but some of my friends believe that Batman is a pessimistic and depressing superhero in a dark world, and choose to ignore his comics. I believe they are missing out on learning from Batman how to be optimistic. Batman understands hardships and struggle, and remains optimistic despite all of his challenges and the brutality of his villains. Comic book fans who dismiss Batman as pessimistic and dark are rejecting the chance to learn how to stay hopeful despite the darkest of times. In this panel, I will argue that Batman is the most optimistic superhero and give the audience insight in how to apply this to their own lives.
Schedule: Rio Grande | 04/07/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Michaela Knight
Q&A, dancing, and games with the characters of the popular web comic Satan and Me!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/08/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
A panel about horror games, from Sweet Home and Clock Tower to Amnesia and The Evil Within. We'll talk about the twisty history of survival horror games, the strange and disturbing avenues the genre has gone down, and what lies ahead for horror gaming enthusiasts. We'll also be highlighting some unique and underrated titles you might not have tried.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Join Galarneau Gems in their workshop on how to make jewelry for your ball-jointed doll. The cost of the workshop is $5.00 a person with a limit of 20 people. During the workshop, you will learn how to make a piece of jewelry for your ball-jointed doll that you will get to keep for your doll after the workshop is over.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/08/2017 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Breaking K3D Open is a postmortem brief about some of the trials and successes we encountered while developing K3D. Come hear from members of the K3D team as we look back at the development of K3D and analyze how it progressed from an idea to a completed game. We will discuss what went right, what went wrong, and what we learned from the process of developing K3D and how it is influencing our development process for other titles.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/09/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Miss Deep
Come and listen as this husband and wife cosplay team talk about the inns and outs of building high quality cosplay replica swords from wood. The talk will cover taking a project from initial concept to beautiful hand-built, one-of-a-kind weapon. The panel will go through one project in detail, as well as show examples of previous ones, including swords from the Sword Art Online series.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: OakEngineer
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 fanservice seen in today's anime.?
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/09/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Come meet Carrie Keranen during her Q&A and learn about her career, her characters, and get all your burning questions answered.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/07/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Carrie, along with selected members of the audience, will sit down and play with the tabletop game chosen by Sabaku Con's own Tabletop gaming staff!
Schedule: Kokopelli | 04/08/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Gaming, Guests
Come join me for an hour of improv games, fun, and humor. As is the name the games change with the audience, so nobody will know what to expect, and everybody will have a good chuckle.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Want to continue your war with sewing? want to take it to the next level but no idea how to do it? We will show you techniques that range from embroidering to pattern altering. Were here to answer any questions you may have.
Schedule: Taos | 04/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
We don't think so! Come and join SenshiGomi Cosplay for a discussion about cosplaying in your 20s, 30s and beyond!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/07/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Ichigo to E4! Cloud to B6! Naruto captures Queen Mario!! Train your brain and show off your cosplay with this Bobby Fischer approved game. Be the pawn of battle. Be the king of mental torture. Don't be a rook-ie, do the thing!
Schedule: Gallery | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
Panelist: Miss Deep
Welcoming all those who wish to do drag whether you are a guy wanting to dress as a gal, or a gal wanting to dress like a guy.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult
Panelist: KitYoshimura
Face and body painting have become an ever growing part of the makeup field both in and out of cosplay. Come learn about the newest tips and tricks surrounding body-painting and character makeup. Learn about how to find the right makeup for that Starfire or Harley body paint as well as how to get the Cell shaded, cartoon or video game effect. Lets' amp up our makeup techniques and get painting with live examples from cosplay makeup specialist and body painter Lady Zia Cosplay!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Special effects makeup for cosplay can be daunting. So come join cosplay makeup specialist and SPFX artist Lady Zia Cosplay for the basics on special effects and horror. Learn the tips and tricks of wounds, burns and scrapes, as well prosthetics from someone who's been in the field. See some examples as I give you the breakdown on basic special effects techniques. Get your gore on and lets get makeup crazy!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
From anime and cartoon styled, to realistic and grunge. Come learn about makeup basics from cosplay makeup specialist and makeup artist, Lady Zia Cosplay. From basic beauty makeup tricks and character makeup, to makeup for photoshoots and film. Discover new methods of makeup and about the best products for your money. Learn tips, tricks and basic how-to's on making yourself look like a character of your choice!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Being people who are students or self employed, budgeting is vital to keeping our hobby alive. We will be going over ways to make a gorgious cosplay from fabric manipulation to foam smithing by using budgeting tactics and recycling.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/09/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Basic how to on basic gear and shoot techniques. Along with who to shoot finding places to shoot and how to tell a bad shot from a good shot.
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
An hour long discussion on what Cosplay Shaming is, how to spot it, and how to try and stop it in the Cosplay Community. Sabaku Con 2017 marks the One Year Anniversary for this anti-cosplay shaming campaign and we would love to see you there. There will be a Q&A, discussion, and tips given. Please help us to stop the spread of negativity in the cosplay community.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Do you like tactics game like Final Tactics, Fire Emblem or X-com? Do you like NERF or watching cosplayers fight for your entertainment? Join the Black Beast of the Nemesis Knights as he brings you this new take on the concept of Cosplay chess.
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Designer, Milliner, Author, Susan Lake shares her design process of creating hats and headwear. Using traditional millinery techniques Susan will share materials used in design and assembly of both headwear for miniatures and explain her process for creating her elaborate headwear/wigs.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Using color, size, shape and theme, Susan Lake introduces you to headwear & miniature costuming construction and materials. Bringing characters to life through elements of design and creating the focal point of each character. Creating bold, powerful characters.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Have you ever watched an anime that flat out disappointed you? Has there been an adaptation of your favorite manga that didn't meet your expectations? Come join Dowase Entertainment as we explore our latest disappointments, and allow you all to come explain your biggest disappointments as well!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Learn how to identify different types of dragons, where to find them, how to observe them safely and much more!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Have you ever heard of Youtuber Filthy Frank? Is he one of your favorites? You're in luck! Come join us for an hour of Papa Franku. We'll have sing alongs, games and more! Come hang out with us and learn about Filthy Frank!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: samilove7
Basic hand sewing Each person learns how to do basic hand sewing. Supplies provided are red and green felt, sewing needle, thread and ribbon. In this workshop each student learns how to create a small strawberry plush/ pin cushion. These are basic skills used when sewing almost any cosplay. The strawberry plush will be the students to keep.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: belldandy
Come join Luffy and the Straw Hat crew for an hour of shenanigans, meat, and crack! Now's your chance to ask Sanji what his favorite recipe is! Or Zoro where to get the best booze. Or perhaps you'd like to ask Chopper how he puts up with everyone. Perhaps some old allies and enemies will show up to mix things up a bit. Anything can happen aboard The Thousand Sunny!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/08/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Experience the world of outrageously over-the-top adult anime dubbing. Whether it's bizarre lines, contrived plots, insane innuendos, or just plain bad acting, you're sure to laugh out loud as we bask in the madness of some of the best(?) English-dubbed scenes from adult anime.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
So you'd like to cosplay? Join us as we give you a run down on what to expect when purchasing, making, and wearing your cosplay. We'll give you tips and techniques as to where and when to purchase articles and wigs. Whether it be your first time or your one hundredth, everyone is welcome.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay
Love going to panels? Want to run your own? I'm 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!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/08/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Do you think you have what it takes to be the Iron BJD Costume Champion? Bring your doll and your creativity and we will provide the rest. We give you the materials, we give you the time frame and you give us a costume. Costumes will be judged by a panel of judges and prizes will be given to the best costume.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Jackbox is a computer game where 8+ people play using their smart phones as controllers and others can join in the audience and vote! For this panel, a raffle will let people play in several different games with other panel-goers and have a fun time! However, due to the nature of the game, a few things might be just a little inappropriate.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: DylanHPierce
Join Kazha for their live concert. Kazha is a rock band from Japan formed by singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. During her debut as a solo singer, she worked with wide variety of performers including Grammy winner Bob James (Fourplay), and worked on numerous CDs: 6 albums, 5 singles, and over 10 compilation albums ranging from Classic to Heavy Metal music.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/07/2017 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
Join Kazha for their live concert. Kazha is a rock band from Japan formed by singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. During her debut as a solo singer, she worked with wide variety of performers including Grammy winner Bob James (Fourplay), and worked on numerous CDs: 6 albums, 5 singles, and over 10 compilation albums ranging from Classic to Heavy Metal music.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/08/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
We've missed you, princes and princesses, so won't you join us again for a service almost as beautiful as your own glittering eyes? Join Ouran High's famed host club for games, food, dances, and more ~ Kirei Cosplay Cafe brings to you a unique maid cafe experience through immersion of character, to make it feel just like you're inside the anime. Warning for excessive use of rose petals. (We worked them into the budget, at Kyoya's dismay)
Schedule: Gallery | 04/08/2017 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
The beautiful girls of Overwatch are taking a break from fighting just for you ! Let us spend our off-time having fun, playing games and doing dances ~ Kirei Cosplay Cafe brings to you a unique maid cafe experience through immersion of character, to make it feel just like you're inside the game (minus the whole murder bit). Get ready for prizes, new friends, and much more ! Rated 18+ for mature themes.
Schedule: Gallery | 04/07/2017 10:00 PM - 01:30 AM
Tags: Cosplay, J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
What's it like to be an idol group graduated from Saotome academy? In this exclusive meet-and-greet with idol group STARISH, be prepared for lots of shenanigans and dancing~ Kirei Cafe is here to answer all the questions you've had and more with a fun-filled panel of questions, answers, games, prizes, and more!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Join other like minded K-pop fans for a random dance challenge with prizes! The set list includes the most popular kpop songs and we challenge everyone from a beginner dancer to the advanced to join us!
Schedule: Rio Grande | 04/07/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: BunnySocks
Do you need a chance to show off your otaku knowledge? Do you think you know more about video games, anime and general otaku culture than anyone else? Come prove it and you may be the Last Otaku Standing.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Muffin~
Do you think you know the Rift? Come compete with the rest of the summoners to test your knowledge of League of Legends. A family feud meets Jeopardy Game Show. Prizes will be awarded.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/08/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Gibbear
Hey there! Do you suffer from low self esteem? Are you scared to cosplay because you don't believe you would be good at it? Need some pointers on how to get that pep in your walk that you see everyone else have? Join us for this feel good hour about how to deal with crippling low self esteem.
Schedule: Taos | 04/09/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Ever wanted to be a meme? We are the experts at making videos that make little no sence. Have a good sence sense of humor? we have props and music. maybe donuts if we decide to buy them. come join us for a fun time. This could be awkward or pretty funny just an fyi. Also must be ok with being on camera.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Guests
Come meet fellow Kpop lovers and learn to dance to Kpop! Learn some of the choreography from your favorite artists while also working up a sweat. This panel requires audience participation so make sure you come ready to dance!
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: munchiepoo91
A performance you can't miss! This concert includes the popular songs of the original nine u's members, but also music from units Printemps, BiBi, Lily White, and more! Come join your favorite idols of u's for a concert full of dancing, singing, and excitement.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/09/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: CosplayEuphoria
How difficult is your cosplay really? Join us to learn some easy, simple techniques that will help you decided whether you should buy or DIY for you next cosplay.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/08/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Make up is often disregarded in many cosplays, but adding that one touch can sometimes make your character come to life. Come and see a live makeup tutorial with techniques to that perfect that anime look.
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Come see amazing costumes and skits as contestants compete in this year's Masquerade. Judging in Rio Grande between 12pm to 2pm and 3pm to 5pm on Saturday.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/08/2017 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment, Guests
Craftsmanship judging for masquerade contestants. Part 1 12:00pm to 2:00pm Part 2 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Schedule: Rio Grande | 04/08/2017 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Come meet the international band Kazha and learn about their career as a band and what the future holds.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/09/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Music, Guests
Guests: Kazha .
Come and meet voice actor Lauren Landa as she discusses the many voices she has done.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/07/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Guests: Lauren Landa
Join voice actor and movie buff Lauren Landa and talk about movies!
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/08/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Guests: Lauren Landa
Tired of the same old harem series full of cliches and with zero thought behind them? Then look no farther then this series! Also known as "Oregairu" for short, comedy, romance, and plenty of philosophy are to be found here. If you're already a fan or if its been on your to watch list forever, come on by and join us as we search for something "genuine".
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/09/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Think you know anime openings, iconic video game songs, or cartoon intros? Have we the challenge for you! Come join Dowase Entertainment and test your knowledge against others in this fast paced trivia game!! Prizes and bragging rights are all up for grabs!!
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Gaming
Ever wonder what happens after a game has been prototyped, the design has been implemented and full development is underway? Often frustrating, sometimes odd, usually funny, (after the fact that is) and always interesting, the process of game development can be quite a bumpy ride. Testing, squashing bugs, patching and updating the build then testing again, it is a continuous cycle which persists until the game is ready for release, and sometimes after. Come hear from some of the SP Ent team about the trials, errors, and fixes we have both encountered and implemented in our quest to develop great games.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/07/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Miss Deep
Ever wanted to learn how to do the beautiful folded art of origami? In this hands on workshop you can make and take pieces from the simplest crane to the fanciest looking modular creations. Paper will be provided, and it'll be fun for everyone from level one novices to maxed out paper wizards.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Muffin~
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Pre-Convention | 04/07/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what Anime fans have to sell and trade, or are you looking to make a quick buck or two? Why not rent a spot at the Otaku Closet? Sell, trade, or barter your gently used anime merchandise for something you like.
Schedule: Pre-Convention | 04/08/2017 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga
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.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Gaming, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Somewhere in rural America lies a small, quaint resort town that's bathed in an eternal fog. A place where those with troubled hearts must face the deepest, darkest parts of their psyche. This in-depth look at the history of the Silent Hill franchise is sure to chill you to your bones...
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Come to ask your favorite humans & vampires questions! Maybe a few truths or dares? Come in and have fun with your favorites from Owari No Seraph/Seraph Of The End!
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Bish0nenPrince
Hosted by Gym Leader Sabrina and a cast of others, there will be an audience participation Cards Against Humanity, and a Pokemon 3DS Tournament! (Pokemon Red, Blue, and Yellow on the 3DS Only.)
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/08/2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Adult, Gaming
Panelist: KitYoshimura
A gathering of random characters from all over come together to answer your questions. Perhaps play some Truth or Dare? ANything can happen!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/09/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Come discus what you think is important for the city with one of the candidates for Albuquerque mayor, Rachel Golden.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult
Panelist: Rachel Golden
Think you know RWBY? Think again! Test your knowledge in the ultimate trivia battle for Remnant!
Schedule: Rio Grande | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: jbenninghoff
The gauntlet has been thrown in a different direction! Come prepared to test your knowledge of Anime, Manga, and Video Games with a twist. All participants will be randomly put into teams this time around. Still no entry fee and prizes for the top three teams.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/08/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming
For the second year in a row the gauntlet as been thrown! Form a team, pick a name, and be on time, as we test your knowledge of Anime, Manga, and Video Games. No entry fee required and prizes go to the top three teams. There also may or may not be candy.
Schedule: Marbella | 04/07/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Gaming
Come join some of the SP Ent. team and play a wacky team board fighting game influenced by such games as Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat. Join a team and control one of the characters fighting to put the opponent in their place. Have fun pulling special moves which can be utilized to punish your opponents, but be careful, use them incorrectly and it could cost you the match. Can your team reign supreme? Audience participation will be required.
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Miss Deep
We all know that one awful wig that doesn't do what we want it to. Join us for tips and tricks with live styling and product information as we show you how to trim, tease, and tailor a wig to fit our cosplaying needs.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
The mad genius behind Ichi the Killer and Audition has directed everything from low-budget pulp thrillers to skin-crawling horror, yakuza dramas to video game adaptations and even a handful of kids films! This freeform panel explores the style and incredible diversity of Miike-san's vast filmography and allows audiences to choose what clips they want to see - from disturbing torture to hilarious insanity and everything in between.
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: J-Culture, Adult, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Has the scary fabric lord won many battles over you? Do you want to beat the fabric lord by learning how to sew? Or learn how to put the pattern General in its place by learning its secrets? Have no fear, I am here to show you the basics of sewing.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Like KPOP? Don't know much about it? We have an abundance of information and would love to pass on our favorites, as well as discuss the great phenomenon known as KPOP!!
Schedule: Taos | 04/09/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Come meet voice actor guest Ezra Weisz and learn about his career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/07/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Guests: Ezra Weisz
You know who were really awesome? Ninja, that's who. They may not have really had the amazing superhuman powers we see in film and anime, but their ingenious use of chemistry, physics and the martial arts were just as amazing. From walking on water to breathing fire, invisibility to reading minds, we'll be examining the myths of the ninja's great powers and explaining the fascinating reality behind these legends.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Join Cosplay guest Garnet Runestar and learn how to make armor from thermoplastics and foam.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Ever think about pursuing writing as a career or a hobby? Don't know where to start? This panel can give you the insight from the experiences of a self-published author on the world of writing novels, fan-fiction, poems, short stories. and publishing.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/08/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Brandan Chapman
Join Maddest Madi Cosplay as she goes over some tricks on how to make a good impression when entering costume contest ranging from prejudging, crowd reaction, and stage performance. There will also be prizes!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Welcome to Touhou Project, a series of bullet-hell shooters created by one beer-loving man, ZUN. We will discuss what made Touhou project explode into an international fan-driven phenomenon, the nature of the doujinshi scene in Japan, and adventures at Comiket. We'll also highlight some of the latest works of Western fans from the Touhou community. Following a live demonstration of one of the Touhou bullet hell games, audience members will have the chance to test their skills in the Lunatic challenge and win some Touhou prizes straight from Japan.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Manga, Music, Gaming
Panelist: rune_devros
Come join Umbrella Corp, the BSAA, and S.T.A.R.S. for an unofficial press confrence of sorts. Ask those burning questions about the viruses Wesker has developed. Is Chris Redfield really a hero? And just what is the relationship between Jake and his father? Come ask your quesions and get the answers you've been seeking this whole time.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Out of the 10,000+ anime out there, there is bound to be many you have never seen or heard of. Here, we'll list and give short descriptions of anime's we have seen and highly suggest that are less known than some of the favorites. Trailers will be played for planned anime's, but feel free to bring your own buried discoveries onto the table as well.
Schedule: Taos | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Been through all the mainstream shows yet still craving a epic anime? Then come join us as we explore a few exciting, yet for some reason not well known, shows where at least one (if not all) should catch your attention!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/07/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: tiezoc757
Is make up this super weird thing that you can not seem to understand? Does it seem just simply over whelming to you? Never fear Trouble is here to take care of you! We will go into the very basics of how to take care of your face and what you need to use to do so.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/07/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Come get all your items autographed by our guest voice actors.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/07/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Guests
Come get all your items autographed by our guest voice actors.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/08/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Guests
Come get all your items autographed by our guest voice actors.
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/09/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Guests
Come meet all of our voice actors and learn about their career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/07/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Come meet all of our voice actors and learn about their career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/08/2017 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Come meet all of our voice actors and learn about their career, characters, and much more!
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/09/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Learn about acting and technique with director Ezra Weisz!
Schedule: Yucatan | 04/08/2017 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Guests
Guests: Ezra Weisz
Join the Nemesis Knights, as we rank various characters form Anime and video games new and old.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 04/07/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite CLAMP character a question or get the chance to be apart of the CLAMP Universe? Now's your chance with a CLAMP character Q & A. Come join Magic Knight Rayearth's Hikaru Shidou and her friends of the ever expanding CLAMP Universe for some wacky fun! We will also be talking about the ladies works like Cardcaptor Sakura, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, Magic Knight Rayearth, xxxHolic, Chobits and several others.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/08/2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
Panelist: tiezoc757
Oh my, seems you've fallen down here with the rest of us. Allow the residents of the Underground to guide yo. Do you need a slice of pie? Perhaps a nice cold bottle of ketchup? I believe Papyrus left a Junior Jumble around here somewhere... Ask questions, play Truth or Dare, challenge Sans to a pun-off. Just don't ask Undyne to cook.... Ever.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Wild, weird, wacky and most definitely Not Safe For Work, this showcase of bizarre Japanese cinema is sure to expand your horizons in all the worst ways. If it's bloody, bawdy, or outright brain-breaking, you'll find it here in this late-night, adults-only version of our "Weird Japanese Movies" panel.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/08/2017 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Adult, Entertainment, Guests
Guests: Vitamin H
Anime OP's have been around for quite some time, and they contain a lot of information in them. Not only are they fun to watch, full of fantastic music, and quick to catch one's attention, but these openings also contain numerous elements to attract and push the series even beyond its limits. Come join Dowase Entertainment as we explain what goes into these short clips and why you should watch them!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/08/2017 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Learn all the beginner's tricks in styling wigs for your cosplay with Cosplay guest, Garnet Runestar.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 04/07/2017 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
For the first time the Nemesis Knights bring our game of questions and answers to Sabaku Con! Join our Inquisition as we press your fellow Otaku for answers to our would you rather questions. Spanning all subjects from anime, video games, and nerd and geek culture.
Schedule: Taos | 04/08/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
In the spirit of New Mexico's history of testing thermonuclear weapons. The Black Beast of the Nemesis Knights brings you the older cursing brother to Would You Rather? After Hours Edition. Here we will be going there, asking the would you rather questions that may go beyond inappropriate for most polite society.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 04/08/2017 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Adult, Entertainment
Main characters of a anime, manga or video game can have such memorable personalities or traits that sometimes leave a strong impression on us! Join us as we talk about those main characters that have touched our hearts, one that may have fallen short in a anime series from their manga or video game counter-part and the ones that we question why they're in the main cast at all.
Schedule: Taos | 04/07/2017 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: tiezoc757