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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

Airbrushing: Basics to Advanced Tricks & Techniques
Airbrushes are an amazing tool for both model kit building, GUNPLA as well as COSPLAY. For clean coverage, crisp shading or special patterns, the airbrush can be your best friend.

This panel is aimed at both beginner and experienced airbrush users as well as those newly considering getting one.

In this panel you’ll hear all about how to get the most out of your airbrushing session. It includes both the basics in explanations of the basic terms, compressors, paint types and cleaning as well as some of the more advanced techniques and small tricks to improve your experience using an airbrush. Expect topics such as fighting dust, experiences with different paints like acrylics, lacquer and automotive paints, paint thinners, flow-aid ratios and more!

The panel is also intended as a general open discussion about using airbrushes, sharing questions and experiences is encouraged!

Speakers

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

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

Crafting Your Hobby Into a Profession
Come learn some of the key elements necessary to grow your hobbies such as prop making and cosplaying into a career. This panel will be an open forum style QA with a brief introduction and base guidelines for the topics to be discussed then transitioning to the QA.

Speakers

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

11:45am

Pokemon On and On
We've been with Pokemon for 22 years now, but still Pokemon is one of the most recognizable gaming franchises out there. We're going to talk to you all about what makes Pokemon a fandom, not a fad, and how this franchise has grown over time to meet the needs of it's very diverse audience!

Speakers

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

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

12:45pm

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

1:00pm

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.


Friday December 14, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
7-Panel 11

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

Jackbox, GO!
From deceiving the room in Fakin' It to finally using your obscure knowledge to survive Trivia Murder Party, this Jackbox Games tournament is an interactive experience you won't want to miss! Will you win a prize, or walk out of the room in defeat? There's only one way to find out!


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

3:30pm

Yaya Han Panel
Hosted by Yaya Han. Content: TBA

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
7-Panel 8A

4:30pm

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 4:30pm - 5:30pm
7-Panel 14

4:30pm

Noise Complaint
Join your favorite stompers as they tap out some awesome tunes!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
7-Panel 7A

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

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

5:15pm

Japanese Historical Fashion and Its Influence on Anime
Throughout anime Japanese fashion has mixed with Western fashion to create some of the most popular and memorable costumes in popular culture. We will be discussing the tradition of Western and Japanese clothing throughout history and it’s influence on popular anime along with helpful cosplay construction tips for creating these impressive costumes.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 5:15pm - 6:45pm
7-Panel 11

5:30pm

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

Friday December 14, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
7-Panel 8B

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

5:45pm

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 5:45pm - 6:45pm
7-Panel 14

6:00pm

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

Friday December 14, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
7-Panel 8A

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

7:00pm

Ballroom Dance Lesson: Cha Cha
A beginner's group participation Cha Cha Dance lesson of: basic ballroom dance etiquette, proper dance holds, and several beginner Cha Cha moves. No partner required. No experience required.

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
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

7:00pm

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 7:00pm - 9:00pm
7-Panel 14

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.


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

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

8:15pm

Let's Play: Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes!
You have been assigned to a special task force for diffusing virtual bombs. You are required to stay calm, keep your cool, and follow the instructions of your fellow mates as they guide you through the process of cutting wires, hitting buttons, deciphering strange letters, and most importantly, NOT GETTING BLOWN UP (metaphorically speaking). Pass the test and you can win a prize! Fail and you will forever know that you let down a panel room full of potential bomb diffusers down, and also they will be disintegrated from the blast so there's that. If you feel like this is the right job field for you, then come on in and sign up! We will run through a rigorous screening process to select our bomb disposal experts and guides, so be 'ready' for anything ;)

***WARNING: Loud noises, screaming, yelling, clapping, sobbing may occur during this panel***

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 8:15pm - 9:45pm
7-Panel 11

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

9:15pm

10000 Years Rick and Morty Panel
We're gonna do Rick and Morty stuff! Rick and Morty panel for 10000 years! Come play games with us, ask us your stupid questions and participate in interactive skits! It will be fun or your money back guaranteed but since this is a free panel you get nothing!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 9:15pm - 10:15pm
7-Panel 14

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

Danganretrospective
Ever wanted to discover the full history of the Danganronpa franchise? In this interactive retrospective, join Stanpai as we discuss and review the franchise that brought Hope and Despair to millions of people around the world.

Speakers

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

10:15pm

Geeky Caroling
We wish you a fun con, we wish you a good photoshoot, we wish you would come to this panel and come sing with us!~
We all know the traditional Christmas songs and the geeky parody versions of it, so what good way to come together than coming to a room and screaming your lungs out to your favorite tune with your favorite fandoms and share a laugh or two! Come join and choose the many, many...MANY Christmas parodies we can find on YouTube!

Speakers

Friday December 14, 2018 10:15pm - 11:45pm
7-Panel 8B

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

11:15pm

Christmas Capper: a DnD choose your own adventure game
Remember those old Choose Your Own Adventure Games? This is a live version of this game. Audience members will be chosen to be characters, these characters will then be given choices through the adventure. There are multiple endings and multiple playthroughs. Can you survive it all and save Christmas?

Speakers

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

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 7B

12:00am

Swing Dance: East Coast Beginners
A beginner's group participation East Coast Swing Dance lesson of: basic ballroom dance etiquette, proper dance holds, and several beginner East Coast Swing moves. No partner required. No experience required.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:00am - 2:00am
7-Panel 8B

12:30am

The Tales of Cosplay Past
Have you ever burned yourself on your hot glue gun while con crunching? Or maybe your wig literally fell off in the bushes during a photoshoot? Heck maybe you had that one creepy fangirl or fanboy following you all day to ask for a hug? There are always stories to be told in the cosplay world, and this panel aims to share as many as possible! Come join fellow cosplayers in a panel that tells all the tales of cosplay horror. Whether it comes to making the costume to wearing it, there is always something to tell.

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 12:30am - 2:00am
7-Panel 11
 
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

1:00pm

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 1:00pm - 2:00pm
7-Panel 7A

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

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

Intro to Dancing
Join the Experts, as they help you learn how to dance, just in time for the Benefit Ball. Anyone who participates in this panel will be given a front-of-the-line pass to enter into the Benefit Ball (Benefit Ball ticket required).

Speakers

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

'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

4:15pm

How to Content Create: a Twitch/YouTube Q&A Panel by BrettUltimus
Join BrettUltimus as he goes through how to make content for Twitch and Youtube!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
7-Panel 8A

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

4:45pm

Video Game Music Jeopardy
This is a call out to all you hard core gamers. Do you love game soundtracks? Can you remember the classic 8 bit sounds of Nintendo? Well this game is for you. This is video game music jeopardy. Looking for contestants who can correctly guess music from games across several different platforms. Prize for winners, Good Luck

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
7-Panel 11

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

Cosplay Difference - from Asia to United States
What is cosplay? It's part of modern culture. And in each part of world cosplay looks quite various. And this is amazing! Living in Eastern Europe, I travel around the world, and everywhere I try to get into local cosplay community. From Japan to Russia, from Ukraine to France, and all the way round to United States - I would like to share with you my own stories about cosplay community from different parts of the world.

Speakers

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

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

6:30pm

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

6:45pm

Cos-positive vs. Cos-toxic
How to build and not destroy. This panel covers a topic that is often seen plaguing the cosplay community. What is right and what is wrong, how to build and not destroy. Come sit down with Chad and Sammy Hoku as they delve into and discuss solutions on how to handle toxic elements, maintain a positive attitude and the importance of having realistic goals. This panel will be 30 minutes of discussing the topics of the panel and then allow for an open forum Style QA during the second half.

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

7:45pm

Final Fantasy 14 Discussion Panel
A panel for an open discussion about the game Final Fantasy 14 with a few giveaways.

Speakers

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

8:00pm

Fairy Tail Guild Sleepover
Merry Christmas, fellow guild mates! Come join your favorite Fairy Tail members for a sleepover party as grand as you would expect from our Guild...well, perhaps not that wild and destructive, but it will definitely be just as fun and fill your heart with Christmas cheer! Join the guild for theater style improv games, card games, a Q&A session, and much more! Kigurumi and PJs encouraged! Aye sir!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 8:00pm - 9:30pm
7-Panel 11

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

K-Pop Dance Challenge
Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 8:15pm - 10:00pm
7-Panel 8B
  • Host Organization Vixen
  • Parental Guidance Rating PG-13
  • Genre/Community K-Pop

8:30pm

Ita Bags: The What, How, and Why
Ita bags have become a common trend among anime/video game fans worldwide. But what is an ita bag? How do you make one? What do you need for one? How can you save money when creating one? This panel will cover all of these topics.


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

9:00pm

Guilty Kiss Jpop Performance!
Join the members of Guilty Kiss as they dance to some of their favorite songs from Love Live, Vocaloid, and Idolm@ster!

Speakers

Saturday December 15, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
7-Panel 14

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

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

11:30pm

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

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

1:00am

Anime Jeopardy!
It’s the classic game of Jeopardy with an otaku twist on it! Join The Random Ramblers for a  animated round of Jeopardy inspired from various elements of Pop Culture, Anime, and  Convention Experience to inspire our questions lining the board! “Categories are…!” New with a bonus category for the Holidays!


Sunday December 16, 2018 1:00am - 2:00am
7-Panel 8A
 
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

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

Great Graphic Novels
Come join the Head Librarian of the Carolina Manga Library as she discusses titles that demonstrate how graphic novels can change the way people think. We will discuss examples of comics, webcomics, and manga titles both new and old.


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

Noise Complaint
Join your favorite stompers as they tap out some awesome tunes!

Speakers

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

2:30pm

Fate/Apocrabridged Episode Preview!
Come see an extended preview 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

Hale Podcast
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

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
 

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