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Friday, December 14
 

11:00am

RWBY QA&Games
Join team RWBY as we answer some of your questions and engage in gaming combat.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
7-Panel 14

11:30am

Let's Do Youtube!
Youtuber Billiam goes through a step by step process on how to start, grow, and keep a Youtube channel going. From vlogs, gaming videos, and Anime reviews this an essential panel for anyone hoping to gain an audience.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
7-Panel 7B
  • Host Organization Billiam
  • Parental Guidance Rating G
  • Genre/Community Youtube

11:45am

The Mythical Creatures of Japanese Folktales
From the mischievous Kappa lurking the waters for cucumbers to eat to the shy Baku that visits you at night to rid you of nightmares, the culture is rich an interesting. With many of these legends now appearing in many popular anime’s such as “How to Keep a Mummy,” let’s learn of their origins with a fellow anime love a History degree holder, Hashtag Cosplay!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
7-Panel 8A

12:00pm

Christmas break for the Parasites Q&A
This will be a panel for the audience to ask all there questions to the characters of Darling in the Franxx as they are on Christmas break from defeating klaxosaurs. The panel is held by Ichigo to help the others be more responsible and enjoy themselves with everyone at Holiday Matsuri.


Friday December 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
7-Panel 8B

12:00pm

Old School Cartoon Network Game Show!
Take a ride through the 90s & early 2000s as this game show tests your knowledge on shows such as The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby-Doo, Johnny Bravo and more! Prizes will be provided for first, second and third place! Come out and have a good time!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
7-Panel 7A

12:15pm

HolMat Photo Scavenger Hunt (Fan)
Join us and your fellow HolMat attendees in a great photo Scavenger Hunt! Come one and all to compete for prizes! Complete the checklist with valid photos that you'll be able to find around the conventions. There will be one grand prize winner and more mini winners. *NOTE:* This is a fan-run panel. This panel is not run by, or endorsed by Holiday Matsuri, and all prizes distributed will be provided by the Hosts of this Fan-Run Panel.


Friday December 14, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
7-Panel 14

12:45pm

Wig Styling for Beginners
A beginners level crash course on wig styling do's and don'ts.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
7-Panel 7B

1:00pm

Cosplay Up-Cycling
Learning the ins and outs of creating a cosplay con a budget and easy starting points for a beginnner. From altering to patterning, I have many things to share on how to make your cosplay life more cost effective.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
7-Panel 8A

2:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join the Holmat Crew as we kick this convention off right!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
1-Main Events

3:00pm

How to Be a Small Youtuber
Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
7-Panel 11

3:00pm

Non-Visible, Nerds with Disabilities
Non-Visible Nerds with Disabilities is a panel run by disabled con-goes for disabled con-goers. This panel is all about supporting each other and providing a welcoming environment for disabled people of all fandoms. This panel is an open forum where those with disabilities or those wanting to learn about disabilities can come and talk in a safe, judgment-free space. Our panelists come from varying backgrounds to provide a diverse range of experiences for discussion. This panel is the hub of the disabled convention community. Come join us and be a N.V.N Nerd!


Friday December 14, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm
7-Panel 7B

3:15pm

Idol Family Feud
Join your favorite idol anime boys and girls from Love Live, IDOLM@STER, IDOLiSH7 and Ensemble Stars in an intense match of trivia! Answer questions and win idol-related prizes!


Friday December 14, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
7-Panel 7A

3:15pm

School Live Club Activity: Ornament Making
An in character panel with Kurumi, Yuki, Yuuri, Miki, and don't forget the club adviser Megumi. As a club activity for the School Live Club we will be making ornament crafts! Join our beloved club members as they share the holiday spirit with the whole school!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
7-Panel 14

3:15pm

Dream Daddy: A Christmas Special!
Hello Dadsonas! Welcome to the Dream Daddy Christmas Spectacular! We welcome you to and hour of fun with your favorite dads! There will be games, a raffle, and a Q&A!


Friday December 14, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
7-Panel 8B

4:00pm

KINGDOM HEARTS: TREASURED MEMORIES
"Roxas! We will meet again. And then we can talk about everything." —Naminé

All Nobodies were doomed to fade into the darkness, to be alone. But they were different. They did not fade into darkness, and now they had each other. But, while Namine remembered everything, there was so much Roxas did not know. So much he wanted to know. And so, she told a story about who he was before.

Join Namine as she shares her Treasured Memories of Sora with Roxas in this Kingdom Hearts Aerials and Movement Show that you will not want to miss!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
5-Special Events

4:00pm

Dance Cover Contest
Join us to see the best Dances around on stage!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
1-Main Events

4:45pm

Casual Lolita vs. OTT and Wardrobe Tips
Together we'll explore the different elements to what makes a lolita coord and how to dress it up or down. We will also be answering questions and giving tips to anybody who needs some help as a new or expanding member of the international lolita community.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
7-Panel 8A

5:15pm

Let's Talk About Danganronpa!
At this panel, we'll be discussing the good, the bad, and what we would change from the main games. This is your opportunity to talk with die-hard fans just like you and shed some light on your unanswered questions.


Friday December 14, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
7-Panel 11

5:15pm

My Hero Academia - Live Drawing
Join the Clash KO team as they do a live mural and discussion of one of the characters from the current most popular Shonen anime.
To start our character analysis panel, we ask the panel-goers who their favorite character within the series is. We choose this in 2 ways, either simply the person who raised their hand first, or we see the most popular cosplay within the panel group (example: there are several different cosplay presents but 3 of the same character we do that one). We find the latter method the most engaging and rewarding, and the first if we simply need to get the panel rolling. It's a question of reading the room's energy and reacting to it. At this point I (the artist) with approach the paper I have set up. Last time it was about 8ft by 6ft but that could vary. Typically, I like to keep the mural at least bigger than me. To draw the character, I use a variety of prop weapons (axe, sword, knife) that I have fixed graphite to and draw with gusto and energy all while talking with my co-host about the character in question. The gesture style I use for this part can be pushed further for the entire panel if necessary, but It always remains an option to draw another character if the panel goers are feeling it. What I mean to say is the drawing process is one I am in control of, I can take as much time or as little time to achieve the same effect. While drawing our goal is to explore how fun it is to actual physically build these characters. We talk about character design, attitude while drawing, and how certain character, depending on how they are depicted, bring about specific artistic focuses. While I speak from my artistic perspective one of the goals is to discover something about drawing the character with the panel. At times I’ll step back and remark on those discoveries. we of course do not limit the entire panel to a solo discussion of that character, we like to investigate how they interact with others within the series as to gain a wider discussion. At the end of the panel we ask what we believe to be difficult knowledge of the character as trivia, the winner receives the mural. we ask first however who would like the completed drawing, as we have no intention of forcing on a giant poster on a panel goer with no interest in it. If there are several cosplayers of the character they are of course the first to be selected for the trivia give away after checking with them if they want the mural. if there aren't cosplayers or interested parties we simply remark the mural will be at our booth. Again, this stage is about reading the panel and seeing how excited they are about any of the prospects, as we are flexible to change on the fly.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 5:15pm - 6:15pm
7-Panel 7B

5:45pm

Mahou Shoujo Murder Mystery
All of the world's most popular magical girls have gathered for a celebratory tea party! Tragedy strikes when a body is discovered and the party turns into a game of whodunnit! Come help your favorite magical girls figure out the culprit behind this tragic event.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
7-Panel 7A

6:30pm

3rd Annual: So You Think You're a Pokémon Master?
Come test your Pokémon Trivia on everything, from the TV Show, to Video Games, to the Manga. Win Prizes!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
7-Panel 7B

6:30pm

Vocaloid: Made in Amercia
You've heard the hits from Japan, but have you heard them from America? Join us in exploring the Vocaloid music made right here at home that have rocked the world.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
7-Panel 11

7:00pm

Favorite’s K-Pop Dance Showcase!
Stemming from Northern Florida, Favorite is a new dance group that’s here to gather your attention and become your Favorite. They’re here to perform some of K-Pops biggest hits. So please come, dance as well as sing along, and enjoy the show.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
7-Panel 7A
  • Host Organization favOriTe
  • Parental Guidance Rating G
  • Genre/Community K-Pop

7:15pm

Mystic Messenger Dating Panel!
It's an anime dating panel with the Mystic Messenger crew! Do you love the mysterious and dangerous Saeran? Think the cool and collected Jumin is to die for? Adore the cute sleep deprived Yoosung? Come and try to win their hearts (Along with the rest of the RFA) in a Mystic Messenger dating panel!


Friday December 14, 2018 7:15pm - 8:45pm
7-Panel 8B

7:15pm

Werewolf
In the night someone has murdered a member of your village it is up to the towns folks to figure out who it was and get rid of them. But be careful because you never know who has secrets.


Friday December 14, 2018 7:15pm - 9:15pm
7-Panel 8A

7:45pm

Your Either Sora or Xehanort There is No in Between
You're either die a hero or live long enough to be a Xehanort. 13+ years of dealing with Nomura.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 7:45pm - 9:15pm
7-Panel 7B

8:00pm

Magical girl tunes and doodle party with Allie-chan!
Relax, draw and listen to songs from your fav magical girl shows! Art supplies provided. Dress as a magical girl to get a sticker!
Pencils, coloring materials, paper and coloring sheets provided, but feel free to bring your own art supplies!
Come dressed as a magical girl to get a free sticker!
Hosted by Allie-chan, a self-published mahou shoujo manga artist, creator of Magical Princess Sky.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
7-Panel 11

8:15pm

2018 RWBY Beacon Ball
Returning to Holiday Matsuri 2018, the RWBY Beacon Ball! Come and socialize with your favorite RWBY members! Play games, dance, and make memories with friends, both old and new! Formal dress is optional.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 8:15pm - 9:45pm
7-Panel 7A

9:00pm

Anime Stand-up
One stage, over a dozen different characters from different anime series. Come join us as we (attempt to) make you laugh!


Friday December 14, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
7-Panel 8B

9:30pm

Magical Girls: A History
Sailor Moon Modoka Cardcaptor Sakura what do all these great Animes have in Common there all magical girls. Did you every wonder where the magic all begin. Join Me as we look into past and learn The history.


Friday December 14, 2018 9:30pm - 10:30pm
7-Panel 8A

10:00pm

Heros & Villians after dark
Adult Conent Panel. Question & Answer. Truth & Dare. Shipping discussions. DC versus Marvel discussion. Games with the audience.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
7-Panel 7A

10:00pm

Overwatch Snowbunnies: The Naughty List
Does Overwatch makes YOU rage? Ask the agents in the game how THEY feel! The members of Overwatch are trying to unwind, but with all the nerfs and buffs and talking animals- it’s easy to have one to many glasses of eggnog. Join the team as they unwind for a fun time of roasting, toasting, and a whole lot of salt whilst delivering fan-service to get them back to their (not-so) former glory.

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This 18+ panel will consist of cast members cosplaying and behaving in character. The cosplays are renditions of the Overwatch characters in more suggestion themes (playboy bunny, virgin killer sweaters, etc). The panel will consist of a variety of theatre improv games as well as fun impromptu contests. There will be three contests to mark times and to keep audience interest peaked. The contests will be a dance off, twerk off, and holiday lip sync battle. Audience members will be encouraged to participate by receiving prizes for participation as well as grand prizes for winning- contestants will be volunteer first come first serve base and may have the right to reserve a spot via an online application prior to the panel starting.

Between each contest there will be flash bang bunny Q&A’s in which audience members will be able to ask any question to the cast members and content may be explicit. These questions are meant to be short and answered quickly, “flash Bang” Answers are up to the cast members discretion and have the right to be refused. Audience members will be encouraged to participate and ask questions in regards to the game and the characters through small prizes.

There will also be a truth or dare segment if time allows. The truth or dare segment will consist of audience members asking for the truth of how the panelists feel about being in the game/the games contests. The audience may also dare panelists to perform tasks and actions. Audience members cannot dare members for anything that requires any physical contact with other members of the panel or audience members unless both parties are consenting, and even still dares are done with discretion. Panelists reserve the right to refuse to answer or do a dare.

We understand that due to nature of an 18+ panel, that it is easy to loose track and control. As cosplayers and panelists, we will be strictly enforcing and following all the rules of Holiday Matsuri as well as ensuring that even while exploring explicit topics all participants feel safe and comfortable in their experience with the Overwatch Squad. Jokes implying sexual assault, racism, discrimination, and sexism will NOT be tolerated and we will ensure that any participating member that chooses to behave inappropriately will be removed from the panel room. We want to provide and fun and safe environment and encourage to enforce the rules in which cosplay does not equal consent.


Friday December 14, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
7-Panel 7B

10:00pm

Hottest Men in Anime
Returning to Holiday Matsuri for its fourth year, the Hottest Men in Anime strip on stage to win your cheers!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday December 15, 2018 12:00am
1-Main Events

10:45pm

One Piece Trivia
Trivia game centered around the anime/manga One Piece.


Friday December 14, 2018 10:45pm - 11:45pm
7-Panel 8A

11:00pm

The Fault in Our StarClan
Let all cats old enough to catch their own prey join beneath the Marriott World Center for a clan meeting. Firestar, Sandstorm, and co. have had enough! What has StarClan ever done for us? Let's discuss our roots in the Clans and test our knowledge! Which clan will know the most, and who will be honored with the apprentice ceremony?

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday December 15, 2018 12:00am
7-Panel 14

11:30pm

Yaoi After Dark
A pajama party themed panel playing truth or dare with the cast of Yuri On Ice.


Friday December 14, 2018 11:30pm - Saturday December 15, 2018 12:30am
7-Panel 8B

12:00am

The hype about Polaroids and how to master them!
A workshop on how to take “Polaroid” photos, should you sell them? What’s the big deal? These instant cameras have been taking Japanese culture by storm, as well as our cosplay community. Learn what’s so great about them and what you can do with them whether for fun or for sale.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
7-Panel 8A

12:15am

Kakegurui Casino Royale
Enter a world where the stakes are high and the prizes are grand! But first let me state that absolutely no money will be involved in this panel. All values will be points based. In this panel we will have a tournament based around casino games and the games found in the show Kakegurui. As rounds go on the games will get tougher until all contestants are eliminated but two. The final game to declare the winner will be the special rock, paper, scissors from the show. All of the audience will get to submit a card that is either Rock, Paper, or Scissors. The two players will then be dealt three cards and use them to play Rock, Paper, Scissors. Best 2 out of 3 will declare the winner of the grand prize. Other prizes will also be given at different tiers.


Saturday December 15, 2018 12:15am - 1:45am
7-Panel 14

12:45am

Gotta Cosplay 'em All!
This panel will discuss designing and cosplaying gijinka (anthropomorphized versions), particularly of the beloved series Pokémon. Adore seeing this style of cosplay or art and don't know where to start? Come join in for tips on picking a style, being recognized, drawing inspiration, and more! From simple to complex designs, and hundreds of 'mon to  choose from, the possibilities (and the fun!) are endless.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:45am - 1:45am
7-Panel 11

12:45am

Angels of Death Welcome to Floor B8
Zack and Rachel are trying to keep a low profile and stumble across Holiday Matsuri. Keep your mouth shut and don't call the cops and in return, they'll answer whatever questions you have and maybe even entertain you for your silence.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:45am - 1:45am
7-Panel 8B

1:00am

Pleasure Pixels
TBA

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am
1-Main Events
 
Saturday, December 15
 

11:00am

Finding Your Cosplay Self
Are you an introvert? Feeling shy? Social anxiety getting the best of you? Well we've been there and some of us are still there but we want to share our stories and experience on how we overcame our insecurities and anxieties and entered the world of cosplay. Extroverts and outgoing people are very welcomed to join us too.


Saturday December 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
7-Panel 7B

11:00am

Jingle Bells, Titans Smell!- The Attack on Titan Holiday Special
The Survey Corps have come to slay the holidays! And by slay we mean totally rock - around the Christmas tree! Join the gang to test your knowledge in trivia, for truth/dare, and to discuss all your season 3 theories.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
7-Panel 8B

11:00am

Anime Mafia
Anime mafia is a twist on the classic game Werewolf. Within the audience there will be assigned mafia members tasked with secretly taking out as many civilians as they can without being caught. It is up to the civilians to catch the mafia before there's no one left. Good luck!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
7-Panel 11

11:30am

Bang Dream! Pasupare Party!
Come rock out and appreciate your favorite members from Pastel Palettes with us! Join us as we show our appreciation for the Bang Dream! franchise through performances, games, and much more!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
7-Panel 14

11:30am

Cosplay LVL Up! : Armor crafting
Armor cosplay is slowly making a steady rise in the cosplay community, however there are still so many wondering where to begin. Join us and get a crash course on what it takes to start making your own armor for cosplays. Learn what it takes , and how it easy it is to make the armor from your favorite anime or video game. From tools, construction and safety, You'll walk out knowing what it takes to start your next armor project.... and maybe a little more!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
7-Panel 8A

11:45am

Life Day Celebration/Star Wars at Christmas
Join us to celebrate one of the most notorious pieces of Star Wars content ever created. Laugh and cringe along with this guided viewing of the Star Wars Holiday Special


Saturday December 15, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
7-Panel 7A

12:15pm

Moira's Test
Think you have what it takes to test your knowledge against Moira, one of the world's top scientists? She invites you to come and try! In fact, the heroes (and villains) of Overwatch want to help you out in your quest!


Saturday December 15, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
7-Panel 8B

12:15pm

Shining☆Melody's Winter Live!
Come join Shining☆Melody, a 5-person multimedia idol dance group, for a fantastic and fun live show full of dancing, games, and some interactive activities!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:15pm - 2:15pm
7-Panel 7B

12:45pm

A Brief History of Japanese Internment During WWII
In 1942, Americans of Japanese descent were deported from the west coast to internment camps. This panel will discuss in historical context one of the darkest moments in American History: When thousands of innocent American Citizens were forcibly removed from their homes, their businesses, their lives and held against their will for years, based soley on their ethnic background.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm
7-Panel 14

12:45pm

How to be an Internet Critic
Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:45pm - 2:45pm
7-Panel 11

1:15pm

Lolita Fashion 101
Come learn all about lolita fashion with hosts from the Miami Metro Lolita Community and the Central Florida Lolita Society! Learn how the fashion came about, the various substyles, and how to make your own stunning coordinate.


Saturday December 15, 2018 1:15pm - 2:45pm
7-Panel 8A

1:30pm

D&D 101
Want to join in on the Dungeons and Dragons fun but not sure how to start? Come for a general overview of how it works, including making your own character! There are tons of options for your creativity, and this panel will give you all the basics to expand upon.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
7-Panel 8B

1:30pm

RCW: Season's Beating 2
IT'S GOING DOWN

The ashes of the last events may be in the air, but that mean we can't get in the fighti....we mean...Christmas spirit!!

Valor is almost in ruins, and Shadaloo is growing in strength. What does this mean for the future of Retro City???

Find out this, and the return of the immensely popular REINDEER GAMES MATCH!!!


Saturday December 15, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
5-Special Events

1:30pm

Holiday Runway Contest
Join us for the Holiday Runway Contest, where anyone can come up on stage and show off their Holiday cosplays! Pre-Registration begins one hour prior to the show.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
1-Main Events

2:00pm

Hope’s Peak Holiday Party
A Danganronpa based cosplay panel with varying members across the games series all interacting with each other and the audience. The main feature of this panel includes an in-character Q&A, where the audience can ask the cosplayers on the panel questions relating to the game and it’s content. The panel will also however feature the idea of little slightly scripted skits and twist on classic ‘party’ games such as Heads Up 7 Up. The aforementioned skits will include a fake murder inspired by the game directly, where it turns out to be a joke, and a gift exchange among panelist inspired by the holiday season. In between the scripted events will include improv opportunities, encouraged by the audience’s questions, and if none are asked, there are comedic back up questions on reserve. Overall the panel is intended to be a light hearted, fun, time with a popular series many adore.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
7-Panel 14

2:15pm

Hamilton: A Shadow Cast Musical
Returning to Holiday Matsuri 2018, join fans of Hamilton as they provide you an amazing performance, with a full cast, with professional costumes. Come see and sing along with us!


Saturday December 15, 2018 2:15pm - 3:45pm
7-Panel 7A

2:30pm

J-ROCK IS NOT DEAD: A Visual Kei Panel
An informative panel for those of you who've ever been curious about what “Visual Kei” actually is, hosted by TeppyBAKA! Come for a basic primer on this genre of Japanese musical groups, play some fun mini-games, hang out and socialize with other VK fans, and perhaps discover some of your new soon-to-be-favorite bands!!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
7-Panel 7B

2:45pm

Traditional and Cultural Influences in Pokémon
Pokémon based on Japanese myths? Ever wondered what that Pokédex entry was referencing? Who came up with the Ecruteak Towers? What's the story behind that ghost Pokémon? Lots of answers can be found when comparing various aspects of Pokémon to Japanese mythologies in this interactive panel!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
7-Panel 8B

3:00pm

Gaming Industry 101: How to Jumpstart Your Career.
Want a career in making video games? I work for Modus Games (Override, Ninjin: Clash of Carrots, and more) as a hiring manager, and I'd like to give you tips to get your foot in the door! From the right connections, to resumes, to the big interview-- we'll cover it all.


Saturday December 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
7-Panel 8A

3:00pm

A Nohrian Christmas Panel
Come celebrate the season with your favorite royal family! We'll be playing fun festive games and giving away prizes. Whether you're a seasoned veteran of the series or a casual fan, this is one holiday party you won't want to miss!


Saturday December 15, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
7-Panel 11

3:45pm

Fate Carnival Extravaganza
A series of carnival games fitting within the rules and regulations of the convention. Attendees will be playing for tickets and prizes while enjoying entertainment provided by the hosts dressed as and personifying fate characters.


Saturday December 15, 2018 3:45pm - 5:45pm
7-Panel 14

4:00pm

Terrible Fanfiction Dramatic Reading Theater
We've all seen our fair share of cringe-worthy, terrible, and just plain ridiculous fanfics. Join us in acting them out live onstage and reading them in dramatic voices! Rated PG-13 for terrible writing and general shenanigans

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
1-Main Events

4:00pm

'Thank You For Playing!' : Celebrating 20 years of DanceDanceRevolution
in 1998, a Japanese arcade game was first introduced to the world that was never thought to have had such an impact in the gaming world as it has throughout the years. Now, 20 years later, we will look back throughout the games history as an impact on the gaming scene, the benefits on playing the game, community highlights/events, and the good and bad sides of the games lasting presence. Whether you are just starting to play this game with the newest addition of the series (DDR Ace), or if you have been a die-hard fan since it's early years (DDR 1stMIX/DDR USA), you will absolutely have a blast at this panel. So come on! Let's D.D.R!!!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
7-Panel 8B

4:00pm

K-Pop Game Time! (Final Round!)
Hey everyone! We're back for the third time at Holiday Matsuri with our panel K-Pop Game Time! But this time, it will be our last round of the panel, but please don't be sad, because we'll try to go out with a BANG BANG BANG! (Who got that reference? lol). We had a HUGE turn out last year and we're excited to bring it back one last time! With even more prizes, new jeopardy categories, and new songs for that name that tune! We have enjoyed hosting this panel for two years now and meeting all of you, so let's make this one the best and more memorable. :)


Saturday December 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
7-Panel 7A

4:30pm

Lip Sync Battle Back Again
Lip Sync Battle back and better with guest appearance from Thorn (Scooby-Doo Hex Girls), Chip Skylark (The Fairly Odd Parents), Marceline (Adventure Time), Stevonnie (Steven Universe), and Repunzel (Disney)

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
7-Panel 7B

5:45pm

Real Life Social Difficulties Reflected in Anime
An intriguing look at how Anime deals with social difficulties and explores if Anime can help in real life.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm
7-Panel 8B

5:45pm

Notice us Senpais: A Vocaloid Panel
Singing! Dancing! Hatsune Miku? No! Not here! Come see all your favorite second-rate Vocaloids. Join Oliver, Fukase, IA, and many more lovable characters for live performances that will ignite a fire in your heart! Hatsune and her gaggle of fools hogged the spot light long enough. Now the underdogs will command the stage. Watch out Crypton you just met your match.

Saturday December 15, 2018 5:45pm - 7:15pm
7-Panel 7A
  • Parental Guidance Rating G
  • Genre/Community Vocaloid

6:00pm

Jojo's Bizarre Introduction: An Intro to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Fabulous poses. Incredible story. Enemy stands. What more could one ask for? Have a seat and enjoy the ride as Stanpai takes you through the series that has friends and foes posing left and right. This panel will inform you about Hirohiko Araki's legendary work Jojo's Bizarre Adventure in its entirety, as well as its cultural impact. This panel avoids all major spoilers and is open to new and old fans alike.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
7-Panel 8A

6:00pm

Winter’s Crest Holiday Party (A Fan-Run Critical Role Cosplay Gathering)
“Bidet Critters! Celebrate 'Winter’s Crest' dressed to the Neins with some of the most recognizable citizen’s of Exandria."
A fancy Cosplay Gathering celebrating all things Critical Role, where we will host tournament games, play 'Critter Trivia' and have in-character Q&A for our 'Mighty Fine' Hosts.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
7-Panel 14

6:00pm

Idol Fest
IDOLFEST is a concert style event featuring dance Cover Groups who will be covering performances from a variety of Japanese Anime and Video Game Idols. Pack your Glowsticks, cheer on the idols, sing~a~long to your favorite songs, and live the Idol experience!

Stay after the concert for a meet & greet with the idols and Photo opportunities

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
1-Main Events

6:30pm

Return of Cardcaptor Sakura
Join sakura and her friends as they navigate the thrilling world of the mysterious Clow, and try your hand at capturing a card yourself!


Saturday December 15, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
7-Panel 11

6:30pm

Benefit Ball
Join us to support a great cause! Tickets to the benefit ball are available online on our website, and will be available for sale at the door.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
5-Special Events

6:45pm

Geekapella LIVE!
Best of Orlando nominated nerdy a cappella group is here to bring you an hour of fun! Singing, dancing, cosplay, games and laughter abound, Geekapella will get you on your feet as they perform songs from your favorite fandoms.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 6:45pm - 7:45pm
7-Panel 7B

7:00pm

Famicom Frenzy: Lost to Localization
Have you ever wondered why Super Mario Bros 2 was different from Super Mario Bros 1 and 3? Or why Castlevania 3 was so difficult as a kid and caused you to have your first rage quit? Join Sektor913 on a journey through the NES era to discover the hidden gems of the Family Computer and Famicom Disk System, and learn of the true untouched power the NES gave out in Japan.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
7-Panel 8B

7:15pm

Lolita and Beyond: The Community and Culture of Lolita Fashion
When is a fashion more than just a fashion? It's one thing to dress in lolita, but it's another thing to be involved in the worldwide lolita community. Learn all about the lolita subculture as we talk about meetups, comm culture, "lifestyle lolitas", and all of the community that turns a fashion into a family!


Saturday December 15, 2018 7:15pm - 8:15pm
7-Panel 8A

8:00pm

Hamilton: a Winter's Ball
Don't throw away your shot to come sing and dance at a musical full of energy, scandal, heart ache, hope, and history! Our cosplayers are ecstatic to bring you our third Holiday Matsuri "Hamilton: An American Musical."

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
7-Panel 7B

8:15pm

The White Fang Holiday Party
Come join the leader of the white fang as they wreak havoc on the world of Remnant during their annual Holiday party. See favorites such as the fearless leader Sienna Khan, Blake Belladonna, and even some other huntresses and hunters while they dance the night away!


Saturday December 15, 2018 8:15pm - 10:15pm
7-Panel 8B

8:30pm

Overwatch: Topsy-Turvy!
Dr. Junkenstein's done it again! He's used his lab to somehow... change everyone's bodies? The heroes of Overwatch need YOUR help to figure out what went wrong! Help them get their normal bodies back!


Saturday December 15, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
7-Panel 8A

9:00pm

Holiday Matsuri Rave
Join the Holmat crew for an awesome Holmat Rave! Dance the night away!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 9:00pm - Sunday December 16, 2018 2:00am
1-Main Events

10:00pm

Gachimuchi ♂ Power ♂ Hour
Philosophy. Masculinity. Spanking. Join Stanpai in this exploration of the world of Gachimuchi. See incredible feats of human creativity and passion as we review some of the most elaborate collaborations of artistic expression in this otoMAD showcase. Yugaminee-na! ♂

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
7-Panel 11

10:00pm

The Worst Panel at HolMat 5: Finding the Cure For Ligma
Join the Worst Crew for the Worst Panel as they have the Worst Panel at HolMat, where an expert panel of the Worst People locate the spreading disease of Ligma.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
7-Panel 8A

10:00pm

Terrible Fanfiction Dramatic Reading Theater 18+
This is the late night 18+ shenanigans - bring your IDs since it's about to get lewd! We've all seen our fair share of cringe-worthy, terrible, and just plain ridiculous fanfics. Join us in acting them out live onstage and reading them in dramatic voices!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
5-Special Events

10:15pm

IDOLiSH7 Q&A
This is IDOLiSH7 Q&A to show your love and knowledge on the 7 beautiful idols! We will also have questions about the kings known as Trigger and include various prizes to those who answer correctly! The prizes vary from Posters, Keychains and Buttons! We want to show happiness and give more recognition for these lovely boys so more people become familiar with them and come to love them as well! Hope to see you there!


Saturday December 15, 2018 10:15pm - 11:15pm
7-Panel 14

10:30pm

The Worst Anime of All Time: Garzey's Wing
Famously considered to be one of the worst anime ever made, Garzey's Wing is the story of an ordinary Japanese student named Chris who is whisked away by a giant spirit goose to the fantastic world of Byston Well to be chased by a real army. Even dinosaurs are here. Join us for a full hour of in-depth analysis as we try to make sense of this convoluted situation!


Saturday December 15, 2018 10:30pm - 11:30pm
7-Panel 8B

11:15pm

Hardcore Nerdcore Punk Rock
OPEN UP THE PIT, RHYTHM BASTARD'S HERE!
Who?
DO YOU LIKE VIDEO GAMES?
...Yeah?
ANIME?
Uh, I am at Holiday Matsuri so...
CARD GAMES?
Does Hearthstone cou-
DO YOU WANT TO HEADBANG TO HIGH ENERGY PUNK MUSIC ABOUT THOSE THINGS PLAYED BY A DUDE WAY TOO SWOLE TO BE INTO ANY OF THAT?
Um, I guess?
THEN GET YOUR A$$ OVER THERE!!!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:15pm - Sunday December 16, 2018 12:15am
7-Panel 11

11:15pm

K-Pop Dance Challenge
Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:15pm - Sunday December 16, 2018 12:45am
7-Panel 8A
  • Host Organization Vixen
  • Parental Guidance Rating PG-13
  • Genre/Community K-Pop

11:30pm

Hetalia: The Christmas Episode
It's that time of the year again, the time of gift-giving, mistletoe, spending time with loved ones...but not here. The world's nations find themselves stuck at a cheesy Christmas party hosted by Finland and America, who seem a little too jazzed about the whole thing. Come join your favorite countries in the festivities; sing some songs, give gifts, and let's try to not start another World War...


Saturday December 15, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday December 16, 2018 12:30am
7-Panel 14

11:30pm

My Hero Academia: A Heroic Graduation Burlesque!
Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday December 16, 2018 1:00am
5-Special Events

11:45pm

Yaoi on Ice
This panel is intended for more mature audiences that have questions they want to ask their favorite Yuri on Ice figure skating character any burning questions, dares, or want to learn secret truths. For the sake of making things more comfortable to audience members all characters that are portrayed under the age of 18 years old in the anime will be aged up over 18 so none are minors.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 11:45pm - Sunday December 16, 2018 1:45am
7-Panel 8B

12:00am

Humor in the Dark: Roast the Host
Join Rey Sanderson and friends for a night of very adult and witty humor. In this event, the host roasts you.......but wait, you can roast the hosts back. It’s an all-in night of risqué, wicked, and fiery humor that is sure to leave you laughing.

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 12:00am - 1:30am
7-Panel 7B

12:30am

Lolita Influencers
A casual panel discussing some of the more known lolita icons of the Western community with some videos to watch!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 12:30am - 2:00am
7-Panel 11

12:45am

Q & A with self-published manga artist, Allie-chan
Q & A with Allie Malott, (AKA Allie-chan) the manga author and illustrator of “Magical Princess Sky.” Learn how she creates manga and how she became a self-published author!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 12:45am - 1:45am
7-Panel 14
 
Sunday, December 16
 

11:00am

Con Survival for the: Introverted, Shy, and/or Socially Anxious
The thought of walking a convention hall filled with people give you anxiety? Do you like conventions but not big crowds? So do most of us, and we want to give you the tips and solutions to surviving a convention without getting so much anxiety, stress, and/or loss of social energy. Sit and join us as we share our experiences on how we've survived cons as; introverts, shy folk, socially anxious, and/or socially awkward.


Sunday December 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
7-Panel 8A

11:00am

Let's design magical girl outfits! with Allie-chan
Step by step easy formula for designing the cutest, toughest, adorable costumes for magical girls! You can use this to design outfits for your mahou shoujo persona, your original character or just for fun! We’ll be covering all the design basics from hair to sparkly wands! Paper, pencils and instruction sheets provided, but feel free to bring your own art supplies! Hosted by Allie Malott, a self-published mahou shoujo manga artist, creator of Magical Princess Sky.

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
7-Panel 11

11:15am

Tales of trivia game
Hey guys this year we’re going to do a trivia game to win prizes and anything else and we get to talk to each other about our favorite tales games and all sorts of things.

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
7-Panel 7B
  • Host Organization Gabi
  • Parental Guidance Rating PG-13
  • Genre/Community Tales

11:15am

Advanced Armor Making
Already know your way around the basics of EVA and Fiberglass? Want to take your skills to the next level? This panel will cover topics, such as 3D printing, Microcontrollers, Electronics, and alternative methods for armor construction, and make them not so scary.

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
7-Panel 14

11:15am

Mischief Messenger
In this panel we will be doing truth or dare, a dating game, “707’s Matcher”, and one more game by popular demand during the panel (If there is time) During the panel the audience will have a lot of freedom on running the truth or dare (Remember, Consent) and the final game of your choice. Some of the cosplayers in this group will bring little props/items and hand them out randomly during the panel, after all its Christmas! Join our adventures as the boys of RFA play games and start chaos!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 11:15am - 1:15pm
7-Panel 7A

12:00pm

Lolita Comms and Meetup Etiquette
Brief history of local lolita communities (within FL), how to join a comm, going to your first meetup, and basic etiquette for tea parties.

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
7-Panel 8B

12:15pm

Magical Girl Ornament making
Get together with your favorite magical girls to make themed Christmas decorations!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
7-Panel 8A

12:15pm

Merry Quiznak
The paladins of Voltron are ready to deck the halls this season, come join them for some fun games, Q&A, and of course, presents! Get ready for so much holiday cheer, not even the Galra can put an end to it!


Sunday December 16, 2018 12:15pm - 1:45pm
7-Panel 11

12:30pm

Scrapbooking
Join us for a hands-on scrapbooking activity. We will supply some super fun high-quality materials for $5 PLUS you’ll receive a special sticker from Allie-chan art!
Print some pictures from home or we can snap you a Polaroid photo for a small fee.


Sunday December 16, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm
7-Panel 7B

1:00pm

Land of the Lustrous: Jewel Festival!
Phos and friends take a break from their regular duties to host an annual "Test of Spirit" to determine the strongest-willed of the jewels. Come join them and participate in various mind-shattering (pun intended) minigames!


Sunday December 16, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
7-Panel 14

1:15pm

Think outside of the box (cosplaying tip and trick for plus size cosplayers)
Come one and all and learn tips on making and buying costumes to fit your body shape. Just because your plus size doesn't mean you cant cosplay or create costumes you just have to be a little creative and think outside the box.


Sunday December 16, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
7-Panel 8B

1:30pm

K-pop Games
Join us as we play interactive k-pop themed games such as K-pop telephone, lip sync battles, random K, and more!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
7-Panel 7A

2:00pm

Cospoi's Vocaloid Christmas Special
Join your favorite virtual idols to celebrate the season with a show full of poi, dance, flow, partner acrobatics, and more! Bring your glow sticks and get ready to party to both Vocaloid and mainstream hits in this holly jolly holiday spectacular.

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
7-Panel 11
  • Host Organization Cospoi
  • Parental Guidance Rating G
  • Genre/Community Vocaloid

2:00pm

Cosplay Main Show
Come see the best of the Best for the 2018 Holiday Matsuri Cosplay Main Show!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
1-Main Events

2:15pm

Persona 5: Take Your Heart!
Consider this your calling card, a challenge from the Phantom Thieves to you. Join us in an hour of games, challenges, Q&A, and general thievery as we compete to see who really is the best the phantom thief!


Sunday December 16, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm
7-Panel 14

2:30pm

Abridged Anime Panel
Come see the debut of a brand new episode of the abridged parody, Fate/Apocrabridged! After we'll have a Q&A, show some more clips from other projects, and more!


Sunday December 16, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00pm
7-Panel 8B

2:45pm

HolMat's Dream Daddys!
Hello, & welcome all new neighbors to Maple Bay! We've gathered here today to have an awesome barbecue, some great dad talk, and some fabulous first meetings! Come ask your favorite dream daddies and other characters all the GRILLING questions you have, as well as maybe even find your perfect dream daddy!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
7-Panel 8A

2:45pm

A Word From Our Japanese Sponsors
Advertising is an essential part of the economic machine in any country. As people who watch alot of Japanese television, we happen to see the commercials that go with it. Some are what you'd expect, some will make you question reality. Join the Foundation Pineapple crew as we watch some of our favorites (in an organized fashion this year) and have a good laugh!


Sunday December 16, 2018 2:45pm - 4:45pm
7-Panel 7B

3:15pm

2018 Overwatch Esports In Review
We will be talking about a review or opinions on Season 1 of the Overwatch League & what we are excited to see next season, The Overwatch World Cup 2018 along with Overwatch Contenders. We will also be doing a raffle of some Overwatch Themed Art Prints/ Stickers + Merchandise!

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
7-Panel 7A

3:15pm

Lolita Crafts
Enjoy a laid back crafting panel where we can make simple jewelry for lolita coords.
-Bracelets
-Alice Bows
-Puff star clips

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
7-Panel 11

3:30pm

New Danganronpa V3: Team Salmon!
Join the Danganronpa v3 class for a fun q&a, games, and prizes! No despair here, folks! Hang out with your favorite characters before the killing game starts!


Sunday December 16, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
7-Panel 14

4:00pm

Cosplay Tips for everyBody
Come and learn tip and tricks for plus size Cosplayers where your are encouraged and empowered to do what ever you want.


Sunday December 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
7-Panel 8A

5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Its time to close this convention! Let's end this weekend off right with the most awesome closing ceremonies around. :)

Speakers

Sunday December 16, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
1-Main Events
 

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