A2F NWA SATURDAY SCHEDULE

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10:00 AM - Vendor Room Opens


10:00 AM - Artist Alley Opens
Please note that hours vary by Artist during con hours.


10:00 AM - Anime Jeopardy!
Main Events Doubletree
Think you know anime? Prove it!


10:30 AM - Free! Q&A
Panel Room 3-S Sheraton
Free! Iwatobi Swim members here to answer any questions. A simple Q&A along with some other fun activities.


10:30 AM - World of Kpop
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
Come join us in a fun random kpop dance challenge! Enjoy the company of other kpoppers, fangirl/boy over your bias/groups with others! Everything kpop!!


11:00 AM Voltron! Errrr Voltron?
Panel Room 1-S Sheraton
Come hang out with the cast of Voltron for a Q and A! There will be tons of space shenanigans and candy.


11:00 AM - Ghouls vs Parasytes
Panel Room 4-D Doubletree
An indepth look at the two most popular types of predators in today's anime. Which one would we be able to co-exist with? Which one would you rather be eaten by? Come find out which predator reigns supreme! [Ages 14+]


11:00 AM - The Fool Arcana: A Beginner's Guide to Persona Games
Panel Room 6-D Doubletree
Heard of the Persona games before but have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have zero idea what I'm talking about but the idea of starting on a new JRPG series based on psychology, life as a Japanese high schooler, and solving mysteries with new friends in a stylish fashion as you kick monster butt sounds cool to you? Well, this is the panel for you! Learn about ATLUS most successful game franchise: Persona - including all the games, spin-offs, adaptations, and trivia. Even if you aren't a beginner to the series, feel free to join in the fun! You may learn something new anyway!


11:00 AM - Green Screen Fun
Photo Room/Panel Room 7-D Doubletree
We found a green screen, and Matthew has a camera!! Want some silly cosplay pictures? Maybe a holiday snap to send to your friends? We gotcha covered! Come pose in front of our green screen and get a digital memory of A2F!


11:30 AM - Whose Line is it Anime?
Main Events Doubletree
A fun game of comedy improv!


12:00 PM - Voice Acting Q&A w/ Guest Samantha Inoue-Harte
Panel Room 3-S Sheraton
Any questions you might have about voice acting for video games or anime can be answered here.


12:00 PM - Yuri on Ice: The Piggy That Rules the Ice
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
Get to meet and greet all of your favorite skaters! Ask questions, give us dares, and trivia questions. There will be good food, good people, and good music. A sing-along extravaganza!


12:00 PM - House of Mouse Cafe
Tea Party Room - Sheraton
Disney's Villains join the House of Mouse Cafe, Stop by and Choose your side, Heroes or Villains... while enjoying food, music, and videos! Disney's House of Mouse Cosplayers invite you to Be Our Guest!


12:30 PM Sebastian & Ciel Tell All
Panel Room 6-D Doubletree
There are many moments in Black Butler that make you question why or just make you want to make fun of those involved. Things such as: the dreaded corset scene, the phoenix, why Sebastian refuses Grell, and more. So join Sebastian and Ciel for questions, truth or dare, and many other games as they tell all. Lucky audience members will get tokens from Ciel and Sebastian as well.


1:00 PM - A2F Talent Showcase!
Main Events Doubletree
Bring your talent, and your family friendly music and content to A2F's Talent Showcase! Sign ups will be at the
Doubletree Registration from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.


1:00 PM - Mental Health in "Nerd Culture"
Panel Room 4-D Doubletree
We will discuss mental health in fandom culture, and how it is approached in popular mediums, using the basis of the three act play, Animoria.


1:00 PM - Writing Is Hard w/ Guest A.E. Taylor
Panel Room 1-S Sheraton
To quote Chuck from Supernatural, "Writing is hard." But it doesn't have to be. Learn the basics in this interactive session! Find out what it takes to build a world, how to organize your thoughts, set goals, and think not just outside of the box, but from every side of it. Free cookies!


1:30 PM - Cosplaying for Beginners
Panel Room 2-S Sheraton
So you want to get into cosplay? But you're unsure how to go about it and where to even start. In this panel we will discuss the beginning process of cosplaying and how to find the materials you will need. The best way to start with makeup and how to understand the basic of sewing. There will be links to help find wigs and how to make sure the cosplay you buy is worth the money spent. This will be a fun relaxing panel for all to enjoy!


1:30 PM - RWBY Trivia
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
Do you think you know the world of Remnant? Do you have what it takes to learn or to have knowledge about the teams of RWBY, JNPR and so on? Then come join our Bingo Movie Trivia panel RWBY! We have goodies the be given away as prizes! \(^•^)/


2:30 PM - Hosting 101 with the Ouran Host Club
Panel Room 1-S Sheraton
Are you interested in becoming a member of the world renowned Ouran High School Host Club? Our FREE seminar – yes! Free for the common man! – will teach you the ways of hosting so that even the most inept can become charming young gentlemen! Of course, we need volunteers for demonstration, so ladies, take advantage of this offer for some quality time with the boys.


2:30 PM - Animation Q&A w/ Guest Andrea Caprotti
Panel Room 6-D Doubletree
Andrea is here to answer questions about being an animator, illustrator, and cat lover.


3:00 PM - LED Poi with Phoenix Down!
Main Events Doubletree
Join this dynamic Poi team as they show us a fantastic light display to some thumping beats.


3:00 PM - Introduction to Weiss Schwarz
Panel Room 2-S Sheraton
Hosted by Kitty Does Cosplay. Want to start playing one of Bushiroad's best card games? Learn the basics and discuss current and future fandoms coming to this anime based TCG! A participation prize will be available to an attendee!


3:00 PM - Cosplay ER!
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
Have a last minute fix needed on that cosplay for tonight? Well, for one hour, we will have lots of repair stuff, sewing stuff and general cosplay rescue materials... See if we can get that Cosplay into the ER!


3:30 PM - Animation & Development in the Video Game Industry
Panel Room 3-S Sheraton
Wanna be a Game Developer? Ever wondered how Animation is made in video games. Learn how from Mark Roenfeldt aka Mark Madness, 3D Animator and Artist for the past three years, here to teach you important game developer traits, how to work as an animator, and resources you can use to get started on your career. Whether you're an aspiring game developer, a gamer, or need somewhere to sit and watch something cool this is the place to be!


5:00 PM - COSPLAY CONTEST
Main Events Doubletree
*Signups will be at the Sheraton Hotel Cosplay Table
**Pre-Judging will take place from 1:00-4:00 PM in Panel Room 7D/Photo Room at the Doubletree.


6:00 PM - RE:Zero Maid Cafe
Tea Party Room - Sheraton
Come join Natsuki and all your favorite characters for tea and snacks!


6:30 PM - Date Auction
Main Events Doubletree
“Buy” a date to tonight's activities at A2F! The money goes to animal rescue and charity causes all over the globe!


6:30 PM - Bungou Stray Dogs Fan Panel
Panel Room 1-S Sheraton
All stray dogs welcome at this panel. Whether you’re in the Armed Detective Company or the Mafia you will be my honored guest! Come and enjoy a panel where we talk and discuss these fantastic characters, and find out interested facts regarding this deep story. Never heard of Bungou? That’s okay! You’ll have the opportunity to learn about a new anime! Please come in and join in the fun!


6:30 PM - Final Fantasy Fan Panel
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
There's no such thing as too much final fantasy. Join the panel as we discuss our favorite stuff about final fantasy. From the many adventures to the cuteness of all the companions to minions. See you all there for some great fun!


7:00 PM Vendor Room Closes


6:30 PM - Anime Mom's PJ Party!
Panel Room 4-D Doubletree
Its time for everyone's favorite PJ Party Panel ! Join Anime Mom and friends as we play fun party games, lots of laughs and a PJ Cosplay "mini" Contest!


6:30 PM - Seven Deadly Sins
Panel Room 6-D Doubletree
Are you wanting to be a sin of sorts? Do you know most of ours? Join Meliodas as we not go over just the anime, but also the manga and possibly a trivia challenge. Hope to see you all there!


7:30 PM - Green Screen Fun
Photo Room/Panel Room 7-D Doubletree
We found a green screen, and Matthew has a camera!! Want some silly cosplay pictures? Maybe a holiday snap to send to your friends? We gotcha covered! Come pose in front of our green screen and get a digital memory of A2F!


8:00 PM - The Ouran Host Club Pajama Party
Panel Room 1-S Sheraton
It's every girl's DREAM to spend an evening with the Host Club, so why not make it a comfortable one? Come in your coziest pajamas and get ready for board games, scary stories, truth or dare, and pillow fights with your favorite hosts.


8:00 PM - Anime Studio Nightmares
Panel Room 2-S Sheraton
Voice actress turned Anime producer Samantha Inoue Harte has been in the Anime industry since 1998, and with those 19 years under her belt, she has witnessed some bizarre and shocking things. Some things are hilariously funny, others are just plain stupid. Sit with Sami as she reminisces about some of the weird nightmarish things that have happened over the years.


8:00 PM - Cosplay Armor 101
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
Want to cosplay that epic paladin you saw in that cool new video game you just bought, but he’s literally covered in nothing but armor? Sometimes that task can seem daunting and scary! Come join Cosmic Rhea Cosplay and AshesNewMoon as they go over all you need to know to get started in your armor task! We will have examples of work done, as well as tons of tips and tricks to make your armor dream a reality! Late night build party is where it’s at!


8:30 PM - A Silent Voice: Deaf Representation in Japanese Media
Panel Room 3-S Sheraton
Last year, A Silent Voice, a popular manga, received a movie adaptation, allowing audiences to see into life without sound. In this panel, we'll be taking a look at Deaf representation in media and comparing living Deaf in the USA versus that of Japan.


8:30 PM - Whose That Pokemon?! Trivia Challenge
Panel Room 6-D Doubletree
Do you think you have what it takes to be a Pokemon Master? Do you know all the pokemon out there. If you want to try your luck and meet some hard core pokemon fans, come to this Pokemone craze panel. We will have a Team A and Team B! So let's have some fun!


9:00 PM - Light Up The Night!
Main Events Doubletree
After Dark it gets pretty bright with a crazy show , presented by Bound by Fire! [Ages 18+ Must Present ID]


9:30 PM - Overwatch Fan Panel
Panel Room 5-D Doubletree
Calling all agents, I mean, former agents of Overwatch! Come to discuss your favorite aspects of the hit game that has become a sensation across the world! The Overwatch second World Cup has recently finished, a new character introduced, new features, and so much more have been announced! Come discuss your strategies, buffs and nerfs, favorite characters, and best moments at this panel!


10:00 PM - Bunnywatch
Panel Room 6-D Doubletree
The skin that no one asked for but everyone secretly wanted. Let your favorite Overwatch heroes escort you into the playboy mansion. Ask all your burning questions and participate in a series of fun games. [18+ Must Present ID]


10:00 PM - Voltron Fan Panel
Panel Room 2-S Sheraton
Voltron after dark? Do you need any further explanation. 😉 [Ages 18+ Must Present ID]


10:15 PM - Saturday Night Rave!! w/ DJ Moose O'Malley
Main Events Doubletree


10:30 PM - Roast Your Faves: Anime Edition
Panel Room 3-S Sheraton
Love an anime and/or manga series that you know is trashy? Or maybe it isn't, but you wanna make fun of it anyway! Nothing is more refreshing that recognizing the flaws of your faves and tearing them to bits and pieces. Come join along in a fun ride as you and I take turns roasting our favourite (or least favourite) anime shows.