Like having a good time? Come join us for a multifandom game of pictionary! Whether you're an art school graduate, or exclusively draw stick figures, everyone is welcome to play! Winning teams will recieve rad prizes!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/12/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: MasterOfPudding
Do you ever just read a questionable piece of fan fiction that makes you think "Why does this exist?"? Join us for the chance to win rad prizes for your acting chops (or suffering)! Form a team and reenact excerpts from some of the internet's most infamous crackfics such as "My Immortal", "DIRK AND RNI KAAGAMINE", and a wide assortment of "Bee Movie" one-shots.
Schedule: Taos | 05/12/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: MasterOfPudding
Brave adventures of Thedas, heed the call to action! In the Orlesian country side, a grand hunt is taking place to track down and slay a vicious beast to save the life of a nobleman. Traverse the wild, slay the beast and obtain the means to cure the afflicted noble in this mid-level adventure, tailored for newcomers to the Dragon AGE (Adventure Game Engine) and RPG beginners alike!
Schedule: Kokopelli | 05/12/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Adventures are heeding the call of a town, near a set of abandoned mines. Discover the secrets of the mines, in this mid-level adventure, tailored for newcomers to the Fantasy AGE system and RPG beginners alike!
Schedule: Kokopelli | 05/11/2018 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
All the most popular animes of all-time, going head to head in an interactive panel, to determine the greatest of all-time!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/11/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Panelist: Jgrissom
We will be describing to the people how Disc Jockeying a.k.a. DJing is used in the Anime culture as well as other elements of Hip Hop , In this panel we will be discussing music and how it can be used, for crowds all alike. All genres are openly discussed as well as explored with the equipment we provide. We will be doing live instructional and demonstrations of how the art of Djing and the music can be used hand in hand. Select artist such as Back-on, Volcanoids, and Nujabes, shall be featured music wise while the panel is going on as well as displaying basic skills that can be taught and used with in the blended cultured of Anime and Hip Hop I would like to host a panel with the Anime fest convention, the panel would consist of teaching people how to DJ using anime based music and hip hop. Keeping the culture authentic to its https://soundcloud.com/eliments/anime-mix-sample https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1pi0j2jfnt6gx4p/AABPJSXaT_QSPCd4QaIOPzu9a?dl=0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsushbW_DMo&list=PL_8VRhq51jwqveP5sJLim2XQlmb2az80i&index=6&t=1895s
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/11/2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Eliments
Just like the real Match Game but with Anime! (+18)
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/11/2018 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Adult, Gaming
Do you like Anime openings? Or have you ever liked a song from your favorite videogame? You ever wondered what those songs would sound like on electric guitar with a rock/metal twist on them? Then you don't want to miss this live performance concert by local YouTuber Armandofire7!!!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/11/2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Music, Gaming
Panelist: Armandofire7
It's a cosplayers worst nightmare. They are at a convention when a wardrobe disaster strikes! Velcro tears from foam, a snap falls off of fabric, magnets fail to keep your heavy accessory on...any number of costuming disasters can strike at a convention. But don't fret! We're here to share our experiences and help you avoid embarrassment. We'll chat about convention bag must haves, researching repair stations, the best of the best for securing armor/clothing and even how to keep your unique cosplay make up on for HOURS. Join us in: When Cosplay Disaster Strikes!
Schedule: Taos | 05/11/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Stop by and visit with Awaken Maid Cafe and each of their rainbow assortments of butlers and maid that are dying to meet you! Relax with us as you enjoy yummy foods, fun games, and live dance performances! We look forward to serving you all!~ $10 per person
Schedule: Gallery | 05/11/2018 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: Awaken Maid Cafe
Join Awaken Maid Cafe and hang out with your favorite maids and butlers after hours at Sabaku con! Enjoy yourself by playing games, watching dance performances, video games, and much more! Guest are welcome to come in and out at any time to join the fun.
Schedule: Gallery | 05/12/2018 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Awaken Maid Cafe
Working with crinoline. We will be sewing the bodice, support structure, and head piece base for an original design by you! The bodice base: Using your doll for the bodice structure, you will shape, pin, sew and design a elaborate costume top. You must have your doll with you. * Please bring your scissors, sewing needles and clear crafting glue. Crinoline and other materials supplied.
Schedule: Marbella | 05/11/2018 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Day two continues with completing your costume design and head piece. (See Ball-Jointed Doll Design Class Day One with Susan Lake) *Please bring scissors, sewing needles and clear crafting glue.
Schedule: Marbella | 05/12/2018 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Have some doll items that you would like to trade or sell? Come join other ball-jointed doll owners to trade or sell unwanted BJD wigs, clothes, accessories, etc and talk about and show off your ball-jointed dolls!
Schedule: Marbella | 05/13/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Inspired by "Box of Lies" in The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, we bring you "Box of Anime Lies". There will be five rounds of two participants from the audience and prizes, including anime merch and sweets, will go to the winners. Come ready to laugh your heart out and get in on the fun!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/12/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Come join the Armed Detective Agency in answering some questions and have some fun.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/13/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: ambernturn
Do you want to become a true master of Pokemon battling? Looking for that competitive edge that will enable you to be the king of the Pokemon schoolyard? Then you're in luck! Come and join Agent Sleeves and Scientist Physics of Team Rocket to learn about competitive Pokemon battling for the the Sun and Moon series!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/12/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
So you caught the cosplay "bug". You've made a costume or two but you're feeling the pressure of bigger, better costumes and you're not sure WHAT to do. No worries, we've got your back! Come talk to us about tools, advanced materials, techniques, quick solutions to complicated costumes and all manner of cosplay related crafting topics. You have question, we're ready to answer it!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/13/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
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: Taos | 05/11/2018 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Miss Deep
In this panel we would be discussing crossovers. Crossovers has become increasing popular. -where to begin -picking the right details -how to make sure your character shines through
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/11/2018 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Join us as Kitsune Yoshimura will share her wisdom on tips and tricks to pull off cosplay drag! Topics will including, shaving, padding, and makeup!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/11/2018 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: KitYoshimura
Join Ri Care and learn some tips, tricks and advice that veteran cosplayers wish they had known when they started.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/13/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Ri Care
In this panel I would be covering a variety of cosplay model/photography information. -how to build a relationship with your photographer -being safe -tips on looking your best in photos
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/13/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Join us for an hour of Q&A, discussions and tips on how to see cosplay shaming, stop it, and help those going through it. Take away tips, share your stories, and find out how to build your support system to enjoy your convention experiences.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/13/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
With all the anime out there, you're guaranteed to find disappointing series that really don't hit the mark. Perhaps the anime was adapting your favorite manga, and did everything wrong. Come discuss some terrible, disappointing anime, and maybe even discuss how they could have turned out!
Schedule: Taos | 05/12/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime
Are you a DM looking for a some bardic inspiration for that campaign you've been working on? Are you a player that is looking for a different take on a character concept? The CommanderOfTheGrey is here to help you! Swing on by as I and your fellow role players give you the guidance you need to get past that creative roadblock. You just may discover your next adventure plot hook to challenge your players or a new perspective into your next or current character's destiny.
Schedule: Taos | 05/11/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Hi, Monika here! Come join the Literature Club in a fun panel where we will have lots of fun things to do with the girls such as: Pin the Knife on Yuri, Kahoot, Truth or Dare, and a Q&A! I'm super excited for you to make friends with everyone!!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/12/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Seraphic Habit
Ever wonder the dynamic of the original Gravity Falls characters in the same room as the alternate universe members of Reverse Falls? Come stop by and find out
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/12/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
In this panel we will cover group cosplays and the struggles and the payoff at the end. -How to get a group together -common issues -tips and tricks -the payoff
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/11/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Come by and talk with some of your favorite heroes (and villains) of the game Overwatch!
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/13/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: fragilecrow
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 | 05/11/2018 03:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture
Panelist: Miss Deep
Do you have what it takes to pose like a pro JoJo? Then come pose it out in a contest to determine who the true posing master is! We will pick members of the audience to compete against each other to win awesome prizes! So make sure to stretch well, and get ready to show the world your best poses!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/13/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Kids
Panelist: munchiepoo91
Do you love K-Pop? Do you love listening and/or dancing to it? Then come join us for the K-Pop Random Dance Challenge! We will be playing the choruses of all your favorite K-Pop songs new and old and all you gotta do is dance to it if you know it. There will be prizes for those who participate so make sure you come ready to dance!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/12/2018 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: munchiepoo91
I'm sure you've heard of Kpop as it lurks at the edge of many fandom cultures, perhaps even a beloved Tumblr blog became a kpop blog before your very eyes. Whatever the reason, you're likely to have heard of kpop, but not know too much about it. We're here to change that. Not only will we inform you about the ins and outs of kpop culture, we will hopefully help you fall in love with the girls, boys and bops that it has to offer.
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/11/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: DillonDragon
Ready to dance your way to the top? Join us for a good old fashioned Kpop Random Dance challenge! Bring your merch, bring your moves, and bring your love for you favorite groups as we compete for some awesome prizes!
Schedule: Taos | 05/12/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: princess.pey
League of Legends it the biggest game in eSports and what better way to get in touch with fellow summoners than with a game show? It is a jeopardy style game in which people are separated into teams and will duel it out on the rift with questions regarding the game (champions, items, skins, etc.) and also some regarding pro play. Prizes will be given to the winning team and it's a great way to meet some league players to play with online.
Schedule: Taos | 05/11/2018 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: Gibbear
Cosplay is great and everyone should have fun but we should safe, in the work shop and at the con. So let's talk safety and tips on how to make and do cosplay safety. From fire hazards to a little self defense.
Schedule: Taos | 05/12/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Panelist: NebulaDarling
Do you love Madoka Magica? So do we, come hang out and show off your great cosplay or just talk about the show and meet other fans!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/11/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: NebulaDarling
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 | 05/12/2018 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Craftsmanship judging for masquerade contestants. Part 1 12:00pm to 2:00pm Part 2 3:00pm to 5:00pm.
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/12/2018 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Come join Class 1-A in a fun event where you can see the students participate in a fun contests, fun games, and much more!
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/13/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: Shinobuii
Have you ever been able to recognize an anime or game from the opening or ending song alone? Name that Anime Tune gives fans a chance to show off their inner otaku and compete with others in a game to name an anime based only on the score alone! Small prizes will be given out to those with the best score!
Schedule: Taos | 05/12/2018 08:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment
Do you remember those tidbits at the beginning of each anime episode with flashy animation and a catchy tune? Want to flex your otherwise useless knowledge of pairing said catchy tune with its corresponding anime? Then this is the panel for you! Contestants will face off in a Jeopardy!-style trivia battle that will test their knowledge of anime openings. Everything from the classics to the obscure. Come, play, win prizes, and if you choose, sing along!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/11/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Entertainment, Music
Panelist: cdaggett
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what anime merch fans have to sell, and trade. 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 | 05/11/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
After the Vendor Hall closes, don't put that wallet away just yet! Swing by the Otaku Closet to see what anime merch fans have to sell, and trade. 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 | 05/12/2018 07:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
After a long day of saving the world, the Tokyo Mew Mew girls like to get together to watch movies! If you're looking for a all ages-friendly event later in the day, this is the place to be; come munch on cookies & snacks in your kigurumi or PJs (not required), play games, and enjoy some classic anime movies with the cast of Kirei Cosplay Cafe!
Schedule: Gallery | 05/11/2018 08:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Hosted by the Johto Gym Leaders, this panel will include games and prizes, such as mad libs and Pokemon Stadium 2! Come in your best Pokemon themed pajamas and cosplay! (Disclaimer: This is not a real slumber party!)
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/12/2018 11:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Gaming
Panelist: KitYoshimura
Test your Pokemon knowledge against Team Rocket's best and brightest...though that's not sayin' much. Based off the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" ...but with less bratty ten-year-olds and a much cooler host. Volunteers from the Audience will be selected to participate in a pokemon-themed twist on the game show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" and compete against each other for supremacy! Several rounds will be played, so come and compete for Prizes!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/11/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Panelist: Team Rocket AZ
Jeopardy type trivia game to test your fandom knowledge. (audience participation for maximum enjoyment)
Schedule: Taos | 05/13/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment, Music, Gaming
Panelist: DillonDragon
Do you like greek mythology, snarky protagonists and barely above mediocre humor? Then come one, come all to the Reapers Visual Novel panel! The audience will be group voting their way through the adventures of the Tower of Discord. Prizes will be given out at the end for paying attention to absurdly minute details.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/11/2018 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Gaming
Panelist: morganl
Come enjoy anime from the 80's and 90's! We'll play clips from titles such as Gundam, Dragon Ball, Magic Knight Rayearth, Dirty Pair, Ranma and so many more! Bring your thinking hats and prepare for a discussion on how anime has changed from the 1980s to the 2000s!
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/11/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Join Canadian Cosplayer, Ri Care, and ask her all your questions about costuming, wig styling and more!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/11/2018 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Ri Care
We have a team of celebrated voice and theater actors that we run a bi monthly show with. Where we read unused and released scripts from famous movies or shows that never where I.E we just read the original "Star Wars" and "James Camerons Spiderman"! its a team of 6 readers with a narrator and at other cons weve ran we were able to get the audience some roles with a side stand mic.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/12/2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment
Panelist: KIKIDER01
Back for a third year in a row! Form a team or go it alone. Make sure to be on time, as we test your knowledge of Anime, Manga, and Video Games. As always there's no entry fee required and prizes going to the top three teams. With something sweet for everyone else as well.
Schedule: Taos | 05/12/2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment, Gaming
Join the Sailor Scouts of Uttori no Senshi for a Sailor Moon themed Lolita tea party! Featuring yummy treats, contests, prizes and special Scout themed games, like Princess Serenity Says! Lolita attire welcome but not mandatory. $10 per person
Schedule: Gallery | 05/13/2018 12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay
Panelist: Uttori No Senshi
The Sins are back in town! Come chat with a few of your favorite Sins about the anime and/or manga. We'll discuss the meaning of Meliodas and Elizabeth's relationship, the unique delivery of life from Gowther, the ever present distance between Diane and King and SO MUCH MORE! Clips of the Sins will play in the background as we chat about this wonderfully silly anime.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/12/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, J-Culture, Entertainment
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Bring your dirty thoughts and naughty imagination, but not your children to this 18+ event. We'll be having fun making madlibs sexy and pictionary provocative with these game night exclusives being taking to the next level. I hope you join us for a naughty good time.
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/12/2018 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Adult, Entertainment
Panelist: DillonDragon
Ever wondered what it takes to get into U.A. and become a Pro Hero like All Might? Now's your chance to discover for yourself if you're cut out to be a hero! Brought to you by the teachers and students of the illustrious academy, Put your wits to the test! Would you be able to logic your way out of a natural disaster? Or perhaps you could try and smooth talk a villain into releasing their hostages. Thought of an epic quirk? Perhaps a matching name? Whatever the case, come and see for yourself if you have what it takes to be a true hero! PLUS ULTRA!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/12/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Cosplay is great fun and when you take on a character with a unique skin tone, face shape or prosthetic it can be even more exciting. Learn about the differences between water, cream, oil, alcohol and silicone based make-ups. We will also talk about the benefits of brush/sponge vs airbrush applications. Come join ThermoCosplay as they present the basics on costume make-up!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/13/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: ThermoCosplay
Do you love Steven Universe? So do we, come hang out and show off your great cosplay or just talk about the show and meet other fans!
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/11/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: NebulaDarling
Ever had a cosplay you wanted to do but were afraid to even start because of high spikes, impossible ponytails, or things that couldn't be realistically done with just hair? This panel is the place for you, with live demonstrations and a Q&A for all of your styling questions!
Schedule: Taos | 05/11/2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay
Want to start building your own cosplay props, but not sure where to start? Come to this interactive discussion on how to tackle a variety of prop builds such as weapons, shields, and armor! We will talk about making patterns, choosing materials, tools needed, and painting, as well as some money-saving tips if you are on a tight budget. At the end there will be a Q&A session for fast brainstorming about specific builds, so bring questions and reference photos if you would like planning help!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/13/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Guests: Nikki Karay
Come join the Chocobros as they answer your questions. How long does Noct sleep? What's up with Ebony coffee? Is Gladio afraid of shirts?
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/12/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
The Art of Transformation: How to Cross-play and Gender-swap A Q & A panel by Mara-san Cosplay What will be discussed: 1. What is cross-play and gender-swap? 2. What are the differences between the two? 3. How do you cross-play? 4. How do you gender-swap? 5. Tips and tricks 6. Personal experiences
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/13/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Guests
Noctis, Prompto, Ignis, and Galiolus have been on the road for many days. What do they do in their free time? How can they stand being squished in a tiny tent together? Who are they secretly crushing on? Come find out in our Q&A for some crazy adventure stories and you can also dare us to do some silly stuff and we will see who is too Chocobo to do it!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/11/2018 09:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Adult, Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Razzles Cosplay
Join us for a brand new event at Sabaku con. If you love fun, sewing costumes, sharing your styling ideas and talking dolls please join us as we celebrate the first Annual Dollie Awards. How can you participate? You and your doll can just come and enjoy the fun or participate by entering your doll in the following categories: Favorite Beauty Design, Favorite All around Costume, and Favorite Hat or Head Piece. Swag Bags, Special treats and dress up your dolls! Come to the Dollie Awards!
Schedule: Marbella | 05/13/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Guests
Guests: Susan Lake
Have you ever heard the term "eSports"? Have you ever wondered how video games managed to become so popular that they are now being televised? Join us as we take you on a journey from the beginning where Local Lan parties were the scene in the past to now, where country stadiums are being used to showcase world championships.
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/12/2018 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Gaming
Panelist: Gibbear
Join the mahou shoujo heroines of your childhood in this Tokyo Mew Mew transform themed cafe! Join the Mew girls in fun, games, and dancing with light refreshments. This event is hosted by Kirei Cosplay Cafe, a 6-member group local to Albuquerque who have been serving the patrons of Sabaku con since year 1. We're glad to be back bigger & better to provide the most exciting entertainment possible! $10 per person
Schedule: Gallery | 05/12/2018 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Tags: Cosplay
You ever wonder just what kind of manga Mephisto keeps under his bed? Maybe you'd like to share recipes with Rin, or see if Shiemi could help you find your own Nii. Come on down, ask your favorite Blue Exorcist characters those burning questions keeping you on Tumblr all night.
Schedule: Rio Grande | 05/11/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: Crymson Cosplay
Deep under ground, there are a few precious gems that have yet to be discovered by the populous. Here, we will once again bring these jewels to light with 10 new anime that have yet to be explored by most. Bring your favorite anime's that have been underappreciated for too long to share at the end of the panel!
Schedule: Taos | 05/13/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Are you tired of hearing about the same K-Pop groups over and over again? Do you want some fresh "new" groups to stan? Then come join us as we discuss and introduce you to some under-appreciated K-Pop groups as well as new groups! We will also have a raffle to win some amazing merch from these wonderful groups, so come ready to stan your new Oppas and Noonas as we dive headfirst into the world of Underrated K-Pop.
Schedule: Taos | 05/11/2018 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Tags: Entertainment, Music
Panelist: munchiepoo91
Explore an overlooked aspect of what makes some of our favorite video games so memorable. Whether its that one simple melody that hits you right in the feels or when the music reinvigorates your spirit with an epic score allowing you to power through whatever obstacle the game puts in your path; Splash Damage wants to awaken you to some of our all time favorites and hidden gems. Who knows, you may find yourself adding a few new tracks to your playlist!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/12/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: Gaming
Do you love Voltron Legendary Defender? So do we, come hang out and show off your great cosplay or just talk about the show and meet other fans!
Schedule: Santa Rosa | 05/13/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Cosplay, Entertainment
Panelist: NebulaDarling
How often do you find yourself skipping an Anime Opening? It's quite surprising how many people skip these wonderful sequences, and Dowase Entertainment is here to show why one shouldn't necessarily overlook these short clips, while demonstrating good openings and the hidden meanings behind them.
Schedule: Taos | 05/13/2018 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Tags: Anime
Can you pick a Voice Actor or a Seiyuu out of an anime instantly? Do you want to test that talent against others with the same ability/curse? Then come on by and try to win some prizes.
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/11/2018 08:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tags: Anime, Manga, Entertainment
The Legend of Zelda series is enormously popular in the US, but it was originally written for a Japanese audience. Living in America, it's easy to miss some of the callbacks to real-world Shinto spirituality and Japanese culture. Let's explore the Shinto underpinnings of major themes in Zelda games, from Ocarina of Time to Breath of the Wild!
Schedule: Las Cruces | 05/11/2018 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Gaming
Panelist: redsixwing
From The Ring to Hyrule, from monks banishing illness to Ganon's return, the beloved formula of the Japanese ghost story appears in one of the most popular video games of 2017. Let's take a good look at the themes and patterns of Japanese ghost stories using Breath of the Wild!
Schedule: Santa Fe | 05/12/2018 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tags: J-Culture, Gaming
Panelist: redsixwing