While I'm waiting for the master schedule to be put up, here is a master list of all the panels that will be at Anime Milwaukee this year, as well as when they are. I'll try to answer any questions anyone has as quickly as I can.
(in no particular order either)
Giant Origami (Sunday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Want to make the largest paper crane in Wisconsin or learn how to make other cool origami, Join us!!
Yaoi FTW (18+) (Friday 11:00 pm– 12:30 am)
Its yaoi! What more is their to say?
Building An RPG Character (Friday 2:00 pm– 3:00 pm)
Get ready for a weekend of gaming. Learn how to make a mighty paladin, shifty rouge or a powerful wizard. Both Pathfinder and D&D will be covered.
History Of Video Games: Where Are They Going? (Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Video games have been around for 65 years now. This panel will take a look at how they have evolved over the years and why the industry is changing so fast, how this is the best time to enter the industry, and how it is the worst.
Swap Meet (Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Bring your old unwanted anime merchandise and trade for new swag. No cash allowed. One man’s trash is another person's treasure. Bring figures, manga, plushies, DVDs, cosplays, whatever! See if you can find your new favorite thing. Set up a station and explore others, and make a deal.
Draw, Draw, And NOTHING BUT DRAW!!! (Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am)
This panel is all about one simple action, draw. Bring your own art supplies and sketchbooks or use our resources and draw your creative mind away. This panel welcomes everyone from talented artists to doodlers. Come COME!!!
Rainbow Rumpus Partytown (A Homestuck Character Panel) (Saturday 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)
Hey guys! Do you like Homestuck? Of course you do so why not come to the one panel that caters to all things Homestuck. I'm sure you've all at some point had that one question on your mind that you want ask so why not take the opportunity and ask them. Not to mention the fun trivia game and the cool prizes that come with it.W3 HOP3 TO SM3LL YOU 4LL TH3R3 >;]
Digimon: From Alphamon To Omegamon (Saturday 11:00 am – 1:00 pm)
A look at the Digimon franchise, including the 7 anime series, 11 movies, 7 manga series, and several video games. Join us to share your favorite (or least favorite) memories and learn facts you may have never known.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: Saving The World With Card Games (Friday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
A look at the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise including 7 anime series, 3 movies, 6 manga series, several video games, and one of the most popular collectible card games in the world. Join us to share your memories and learn new facts.
Hentai: Does This Work For You? (18+) (Saturday 9:00 pm – 12:00 am)
Do you think all adult content is the same? Take a look at some of the most popular and weirdest trends and varieties of Hentai entertainment from amateur fan-fiction to professional animation. Come laugh with us at the insanity of what works for YOU!
The Bad Fanfiction Panel (Saturday 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm)
We read bad fanfiction out loud for the entertainment of others, making 'witty' barbs at the terrible writing.
How To Be An Amateur Voice Actor (Saturday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Ever want to be an amazing voice actor? Well everyone has to start somewhere! Stop in to learn basic recording techniques, equipment, and resources to get your dreams going! All questions will be answered and fun will be had!
The Case Of The Anime Detective (Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
An expatiation of the literary influences on anime detectives, and an overview of many detective anime, Japanese novels, and manga. Includes some games after Q&A such as name that detective, crack the case, along with others.
The American Anime Otaku- Madoka Magica Review (Saturday 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm)
Join The American Anime Otaku as he takes an insightful yet humorous review of the surprise hit Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
Death Note Mafia (Friday 10:30 pm – 1:30 am)
Death Note characters take the roles of this interpretation of the party game where you must work with a team who could betray you at any time. In each round, the randomly chosen Kira anonymously removes a player, then all remaining players deliberate who should be sacrificed in the hopes of eliminating Kira. The rules will be explained, so prior knowledge of the game and the series is not necessary. Can the investigators defeat Kira without falling prey to the Death Note?
The Ghibli Panel Second Edition (Saturday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
We will talk all about Studio Ghibli itself as well as the films. The focus will be on the works of Hayao Miyazaki in particular.
Fandom Rap Battle (Sunday 12:30 pm – 1:30pm)
Come up and rib on other peoples favorite fandoms in a rap battle.
Sour Lemons: The (Mature) Badfic Panel (18+) (Saturday 10:30 pm – 11:30 pm)
We'll be reading bad fanfiction, like the other panel, except this time, bad fanfiction featuring sex scenes. Nothing too graphic, because the fanfics won't have any accompanying pictures, but the kiddies shouldn't be hearing this.
Blue Bomber: A Mega Man Fan Panel (Saturday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Are you a fan of Mega Man? Did you hear about the Legends 3 cancellation and wonder what all the fuss was about? Come to this panel and learn about the history of the Mega Man franchise, including the high and low points, and speculate on the future for Mega Man.
Otaku Tonight With Professor Pher! (Saturday 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
Otaku Tonight is the ONLY nerd-based late night talk show IN THE UNIVERSE. With skits, monologues, and guests, everybody is guaranteed to enjoy something about the show!
Otaku Tonight Presents: So You're Trapped In An EVA Unit (And Other Worst-Case Scenarios) (18+) (Friday 11:30 pm – 12:30 am)
Ever been trapped in an EVA unit? How about waking up to find that you're suddenly a Selecao? Trying to find a way to escape a tentacle hentai? In this highly informative panel, Nick Izumi and Professor Pher guide you through the steps of getting out of the worst anime situations you can find yourself in!
Otaku Tonight Presents: Whose Line Is It Anime? (Saturday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Join us for a special presentation with the cast and crew of Otaku Tonight. Shamelessly inspired by TV's ʺWho's Line is it Anyway? ʺ, the sky's the limit during this off-the-wall improv session.
Pre-Panel Pastimes (Friday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Pre-panel pastimes or PPP is an informative panel about different thing you can do to keep yourself entertained at a convention while waiting for your panel to begin. These are pranks, games, anime, and various dimensional portals near you!
So You Want To Be A Role-Player (Sunday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
Have you ever wanted to be a role-player? Are you a role-player already but are still new or would like to learn a few tricks? No worries because this is the panel for you! I'll go over useful and important tips and tricks to start or improve your role-play skills!
Touhou 101 (Friday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm)
Touhou 101 is an informative panel on the wonderful world of touhou. Everything from who the adorable girls are that fight their way through the game, to branch-off games made by fans.
Anime Milwaukee Feedback Session (Sunday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
This is a Panel for attendees to visit before Closing Ceremonies and give gripes and suggestions for the following year. I know, exciting right?
So You Think You Have What It Takes To Be Anime Milwaukee Staff? (Sunday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm)
Info session about what it takes to be Anime Milwaukee staff. This will be about what we do, and how you can be a part of it!
Anime Trivia (Saturday 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm)
Come test your anime knowledge. Stand up to the challenge and see if you can match wits with
Dr. Baka the Anime Trivia Host. Years of anime viewing combined into a fun (?) entertaining experience. Topics include: Old Shows, New Shows, From Mechs to Maids to Cats to Weapons.
Multi-media: Video Clips, Audio Clips, Pictures, Questions, Plushies?
Individuals can compete, though teams are encouraged.
Prizes to be awarded based on merits to be determined. (Best / worst answer, Best Team, Best Individual)
Fan Made Parodies (Friday 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
I can show 2-3 hours of fan-made parodies, I've made several of my own that have been shown at cons all over the country, like Fanime, Anime Central and Otakon.
The Psychology Of Neon-Genesis Evangelion (18+) (Friday 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm)
Did you watch Neon-Genesis Evangelion? Did it leave you dazed and confused? How about that ending? Neon Genesis Evangelion is a very rich and complex anime, both in terms of its psychology and its symbolism. I will discuss that psychology and symbolism using Jung's theory. We will discuss the symbolism of the boy piloting a giant robot, initiation rituals, and introversion vs. extraversion, among other things, in order to make sense of this anime and its puzzling ending.
Riffing An Anime (18+) (Friday 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm)
The Anime Milwaukee tradition continues, as yet another bad anime movie gets what it deserves. If you have seen MST3k, then you know what to expect.
So You Want Your Own Online Show (Sunday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
For those hoping to venture into the realms of the world wide web and have the next great online show, this is a good place to start as the entire panel focuses on creating a faux web show with tips and ideas for making any kind of show you may encounter on the internet. An actual live demonstration of an online video production will be part of the presentation.
The Plot Hole Hour (Saturday 10:00 am – 11:00 am)
Know something screwy about a movie? Or want to hear about an inconsistency in a television show? Then come on in and join others in a brightly negative look at the plot holes that are widely known in public or have escaped into the crevices of humanity.
Murderous Fun (Saturday 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
It's all fun and games until someone gets killed, and then it's time for the detectives to step in. Come and play various mystery themed games, from name that detective to music based games to solving actual cases.
InvAsion Cinema With DeadSid (18+) (Saturday 11:00 pm – 12:00 am)
DeadSid collects weird Asian movies. DeadSid likes to torture Nick Izumi with weird Asian movies. Otaku Tonight's DeadSid and Nick Izumi make a panel to talk about weird Asian movies. Caution: graphic imagery, excessive violence and Nick Izumi swearing a lot at DeadSid for making him watch these movies.
Animerica And The Future Of Anime (Friday 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
Ever wonder where anime will be in ten years? Twenty? Will Ryan, creator of Animerica, believes it's up to you. Join him and co-host Alan Morrisey as they discuss Animerica and the vital importance of being a discerning viewer.
Ask A Nation (Saturday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)
Ask your favorite nation from Hetalia.
The MangaMan Experience (Saturday 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
MangaMan and Co. are back for their third year at Anime Milwaukee and they have quite a show this year! Along with MangaMan's Kamishibai, there will be a group discussion, a Q&A, and a LIVE MangaMan Review of the live action Fist of the North Star movie! MangaMan fans or anime fans in general, come on down for fun, laughs, and a good time!
Name That Anime Tune! (Friday 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
Name That Anime Tune is a game show in which a song is played for anywhere from 15 seconds to one minute. Prizes, good music and laughter abound in this free for all riot fest!
Con Stories (Sunday 11:30 am – 12:30 pm)
A panel where you can meet other people and share you stories. What you have learned. Travel tips for people. What was your worst fan girl moment? Etc.
Anime Milwaukee's Got Talent (Saturday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
As a parody of America's Got Talent, we bring cosplayer's together to test and show off their talents; Voice acting, juggling, anything. Just don't hurt yourself or others. (We will possibly have guest voice actors as Judges!)
Gaming For The Short Of Time, The Benefits Of Play By Post (Sunday 10:30 am – 11:30 am)
Gaming always finds a way, and in this day and age, the internet just might be the solution. In this panel, we will discuss the benefits and tools you can use in Play by Post settings, or if active gaming is more your thing, you could consider IRC games.
You’re A Terrible Audience (Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
A fun stand up comedy routine for everyone at the con. Everyone will have a great time just to laugh and relax to prepare themselves for the rest of the con.
Confessions Of An Anime Fan (Saturday 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)
Come together and share and discuss fun memories, embarrassing secrets, scary stories of con shenanigans, talk about interesting events, and most importantly come and share your passion. All people are welcome to come and enjoy this get friendly together.
Larp And You (Sunday 10:00 am – 11:00 am)
This panel is a great introduction to the world of live action role play. Learn about different systems, where to find games, quick costuming tricks, and even learn about creating and improving characters. We will also try our hand at some fun improv games.
Otaku Tonight Ships EVERYTHING (18+) (Friday 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)
Join Sydney and Erika of Otaku Tonight for this fun and interactive panel. Do you troll tumblr for new headscanons about your OTP? Do you happen to suffer from an over abundance of feels? Do you think that you ship everything? Come on down to this interactive fandom-driven panel and take part in our round table discussion of fandom and what it means.
Superhero Thought Bubbles (Friday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Superhero movies are rife with moral dilemmas and ethical quandaries. Is Iron Man responsible for an arms race that puts the Cold War to shame? Was S.H.I.E.L.D. justified in attempting to harness the cosmic power of the tesseract for humanities' use? Do mutants and superheroes deserve the same liberties as normal humans or are they just too dangerous to not be monitored? Join us to discuss these topics and more!
Cosplay Photography: Beginner Stage (Friday 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)
Here's stage one of three cosplay photography panels, hosted by four year photography veteran, "SoulCrash Ron". Learn what it takes in becoming a cosplay photographer. He'll explain the beginner steps on how to become a photographer with customer level photography equipment. How to understand your gear that you have now, overcome the limitation flaws. And, understanding the photography science on what makes great cosplay photographs.
Cosplay Photography: Advance Stage (Saturday 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)
Stage two of three cosplay photography panels, by photographer "SoulCrash Ron". In this panel, go beyond what was explained during the beginner’s panel. There's more than just pointing your camera at a cosplayer, and taking a pic. He'll demonstrate a live photo shoot set up, and show pros and cons, and the ups and downs of getting a more dramatic shot for a cosplay shoot. Get to see some more advance camera gear, techniques, and more in depth of the photography science.
Cosplay Photography: Post Stage (Sunday 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
Stage three of three cosplay photography panels from "SoulCrash Ron". Sometimes getting it right on camera isn't enough, that a photographer will become a "re-toucher" to make their photos stand out. There's going to be times when a cosplayer has a cosplay malfunction, where the camera can't fix the problem, but computer software can. He'll demonstrate how can a bad pic gone wrong, or a good pic that can be improved with Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Lightroom.