2024 Schedule

A2F has officially joined the digital age! This year we will have schedules posted outside the rooms as well as online. Look for QR codes on your badges to view our updated digital schedule.

A2F 2024 Map
1:00 – 10:00 PM | Registration Table Opens
The Registration Desk will be located at the front of the Four Points Hotel Lobby. One line will be to pick up badges bought online, the other line will be for those paying at the convention.
 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Vendor Room Opens
 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Artist Alley Opens
(Artists are Welcome to Stay Later)
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Tabletop Area Opens
2:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Video Gaming Room Opens
2:00 PM | Video Game Room
DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ TOURNAMENT
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Video Game Room
“SCORE ATTACK” TOURNAMENT
Think you’re the best gamer? Come prove it this weekend! During the tournament time each day, you’ll play 4 different score based games and the top three highest overall scores will win prizes!
3:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
EXPLODING KITTENS DEMO
4:00 PM | Panel Room 1
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! A GENSHIN IMPACT & ONE PIECE KAHOOT QUIZ!
Think you’re a true Genshin Impact and One Piece fan? Come challenge yourself with a quiz! Engage in friendly competition to prove you’re the king of the pirates. A device is needed to access the website such as a phone or laptop. There will be full story spoilers for Genshin Impact and the One Piece anime, but there will be no manga spoilers!
4:00 PM | Panel Room 3
SO YA WANNA GET INTO CHARACTER??
So you’ve gotten into cosplay. You’ve made all the props. You’re ready to take photos. But, how do you get into character now that you’re in cosplay? Join the A2F cosplay coordinator Sammy I Ammy as he explores all the tips and tricks that can help you get into character. From the funny to the stoic, and everything in between! Come ready to act and have fun!
4:00 PM | Video Game Room
HALO – FREE FOR ALL TOURNAMENT
4:30 PM | Panel Room 2
AARON ROBERTS: VOICE ACTOR Q&A
Join us for an exciting Q&A panel with acclaimed voice actor Aaron Roberts! Known for his versatile performances in popular series such as My Hero Academia, Tokyo Ghoul, and Black Clover, Aaron brings a wealth of experience and captivating stories to share. This interactive session will dive into the art of voice acting, behind-the-scenes insights, and Aaron’s personal journey in the anime industry. Whether you’re an anime enthusiast or an aspiring voice actor, this panel promises insightful stories and valuable advice! Bring your questions and get ready for an engaging and informative discussion.
5:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
DON’T MESS WITH CTHULU DEMO
5:15 PM | Panel Room 3
FAN CLUB
Show off your favorite FANdom! Join cosplay guests Our 2 Brain Cells and design a hand fan based on your favorite FANdom(s). This panel is first come, first serve – participants will get to design hand fans with materials provided, however, SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED.
5:30 PM | Panel Room 1
ADAPTING SCRIPTS FOR ENGLISH DUBS WITH VOICE ACTOR TIFFANY GRANT
ADR Scriptwriting. “Hey! Why’d they change that?!” Come find out what it takes to adapt a translation into a script used for dubbing.
6:00 PM | Panel Room 2
IMPROV FOR BEGINNERS WITH VOICE ACTOR KRYSTAL LAPORTE
As much as Krystal loves Who’s Line is it Anyway, this class will focus on discussion of the foundations of improvisation, character work, honing our instincts for quick decisions, collaboration among players, and putting it all together to find the game in any scene.
6:00 PM | Video Game Room
STREET FIGHTER 6 TOURNAMENT
7:00 PM | Panel Room 1
PROPMAKING FOUNDATIONS & FOAM ARMOR BASICS WITH SLEDGEHAMMER CREATIVE
Join Sledgehammer Creative to learn how to scale your prop to fit your cosplay. Choose the right materials for your build to have the best experience and avoid malfunctions. Attendees will learn how to properly plan for prop construction from beginning to end. We will start with scaling and material choices, followed by weight balancing and how to achieve different finishes. Sledge will have his props on hand to help illustrate the prop-making and armor-making processes.
7:00 PM | Panel Room 3
TWO ROOMS AND A BOOM
In this social game of hidden roles and deduction, players are divided into 2 different rooms. Find your teammates, establish trust, and exchange hostages before time runs out and the bomb explodes! It’s the party game that’s always a blast.
7:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
SAGRADA DEMO
7:30 PM | Panel Room 2
YURI ON ICE – GOLD CUP TO TRIVIA!
Join Finders Keepers Cosplay as characters from the critically acclaimed anime, “Yuri!!! On ICE!” Test your knowledge of the anime by competing in the ultimate trivia challenge for prizes!
8:30 PM | Panel Room 1
GEMS WITHIN THE SONIC UNIVERSE
A brief history and trivia of the Sonic the Hedgehog series as told by Rouge the Bat. Join us for a little bit of fun and banter, from classic to modern, and a little bit in-between.
9:00 PM | Panel Room 3
PANZER VOR! GIRLS UND PANZER FAN PANEL
Are you a tank otaku? Are you a fan of Girls Und Panzer? If your answer is yes, then this panel is for you! While we have the voice of “Sodoko” from Girls Und Panzer in attendance during the weekend, join DarkMoon Knight Cosplay to talk about all things Girls Und Panzer. If you have a favorite scene or character, let’s talk about it. There will be a raffle for prizes from Oarai at the end of the panel.
9:00 PM | Main Events
KROSSPLAY KABARET!
AGES: 18+ | $5.00 PAY AT DOOR Join Kitty Kouture, Alura O’Shaunacy and their special guests as they bring back this Con Favorite, the 18+ drag show. Get ready for a night of sass, class and just a bit of… laughs as they spend the rest of the night entertaining you! ID must be presented at the door. NO ONE under 18 is permitted.
9:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
GAME ROOM AFTER DARK: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
10:00 PM | Panel Room 1
JAPAN 101
So you want to go to the land of anime, but you have no idea on what to expect or don’t know how to plan? This is the panel for you! We will go on a journey on planning your own itinerary, learning about the rules and traditions of Japan. Be prepared to take notes. If you have questions, DarkMoon Knight Cosplay will have an answer or try to come up with an answer lol.
10:00 PM | Panel Room 2
HELL OF A BOSS KAHOOT!
Come play a game of Kahoot with us fellow Hellyens! How well do you know Hazbin Hotel and Helluva Boss? Play in teams or on your own.
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Registration Table Opens
The Registration Desk will be located at the front of the Four Points Hotel Lobby. One line will be to pick up badges bought online, the other line will be for those paying at the convention.
 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Vendor Room Opens
 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Artist Alley Opens
(Artists are Welcome to Stay Later)
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM | Tabletop Area Opens
10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Video Gaming Room Opens
10:00 AM | Panel Room 1
ARKANSAS ANIME FESTIVAL: 16 YEARS OF MEMORIES
This is your chance to share your favorite memory of the Arkansas Anime Festival for a chance to be featured in a short film chronicling the amazing 16 years of A2F! We want to hear from you what makes this festival so special. NOTE: Attendees under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver to be allowed to record a memory.
10:30 AM | Panel Room 2
THE ONE PIECE IS MADE OF STRING?!?!
The One Piece, something that pirates all over the world are searching for. We have seen the battles and the liberation of islands and people at the hands of The Straw Hat Pirates as they try to find this mystical artifact. Maybe a beach episode is needed? The One Piece turned to string? Do Flomingo is your guide to this relaxing and hilarious panel that is sure to celebrate the humor in one of the longest-running anime of all time.
11:00 AM | Tabletop Gaming
TRASH PANDAS DEMO
11:30 AM | Panel Room 1
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON!!
The adventurous vikings of berk have flown across seas to answer your questions. Ask questions, answer trivia, win prizes, and most importantly give toothless head pats, oh and have fun!!
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Video Game Room
“SCORE ATTACK” TOURNAMENT
Think you’re the best gamer? Come prove it this weekend! During the tournament time each day, you’ll play 4 different score based games and the top three highest overall scores will win prizes!
12:00 PM | Panel Room 2
MAKING YOUR COSPLAY/FANTASY PHOTOGRAPH POP
Come learn the ins and outs of easy cheap lighting with things you have around your house as well as Photoshop basics and how to make images interesting without spending any money!
12:00 PM | Main Events
INTRO TO POI
Have you ever been to a RAVE and seen people with Poi or want to try POI but don’t know where to start? Then this panel is for you! We will go through the basics on how to spin Poi by learning the four basic skills (Side to side, tic tac, lasso and butterfly). At the end of the panel there will be a raffle for a set of your very own Poi set. NOTE: Supplies are Limited to 12 People -, however anyone can watch.
12:00 PM | Panel Room 3
THE TRADING POST: DISNEY PIN EDITION
A chance for Disney pin collectors (or just pin collectors in general) to get together and trade pins. Everyone is welcome to share and discuss their collection as well!
1:00 PM | Panel Room 1
KRYSTAL’S KING’S GAME EXTRAVAGANZA!
The King’s Game, or Ou-sama Game, is a blind truth-or-dare card game that has been featured in many anime such as Sabagebu, Persona 4, and Gintama. Voice Actress Krystal LaPorte will bring the cards, you bring your A-game.
1:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
RAMEN FURY DEMO
1:00 PM | Video Game Room
CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2 – FREE FOR ALL TOURNAMENT
1:30 PM | Panel Room 2
PHOTOGRAPHY 101
Ever wondered how to get started in photography? Join this panel hosted by Axe Photography to learn the basics! This panel will teach you some basic tips and tricks that you can employ to take your photography game to the next level.
2:00 PM | Panel Room 3
UA DORM GAMES
Join Our 2 Brain Cells and Wright Squared for a Plus Ultra time! Go Beyond! With My Hero Academia Trivia and Cards against Heroes!
2:00 PM | Main Events
SUMMER MAGIC J-POP PERFORMANCE
Come watch Summer Magic perform a J-pop setlist as their original Idolsonas! Afterwards, join them for a J-pop random dance play where you can dance to all of the J-pop and Anime songs you know!
2:30 PM | Panel Room 1
EVANGELION
Go behind the scenes of one of animé’s most influential titles with Tiffany Grant, the voice of Asuka Langley.
3:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
DON’T MESS WITH CTHULU DEMO
3:00 PM | Video Game Room
TEKKEN 8 TOURNAMENT
3:30 PM | Panel Room 3
JAPANESE URBAN LEGENDS
Come join us for a dive into Japanese Urban Legends! Be prepared; these aren’t your typical flashlight, campfire stories.
3:30 PM | Main Events
COSPLAY PRE-JUDGING
4:00 PM | Panel Room 1
SPEED FRIENDING!
Whether you’re new to A2F or a regular attendee, you’re invited to a round of speed friending! It works a lot like speed dating, except we don’t exchange information. But you do have the opportunity to meet new people, both young and old, and who knows you might just make a new friend.
4:30 PM | Panel Room 2
PATRICK PEDRAZA: VOICE ACTOR Q&A
Join us for an engaging Q&A panel with voice actor Patrick Pedraza! Best known for his dynamic roles in hit series such as Care Bears and Genshin Impact, Patrick brings a unique perspective on the art of voice acting. This session offers an opportunity to learn about his creative process, memorable experiences in the industry, and the challenges and rewards of bringing beloved characters to life. Don’t miss your chance to interact with Patrick and get your questions answered!
5:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
SPOTS DEMO
5:00 PM | Video Game Room
FIGHTING GAME ROULETTE
For the fighting game fans and newcomers alike! Each match will be in a different fighting game so who knows what will happen!
5:30 PM | Main Events
COSPLAY CONTEST
Join us at our main stage for the Cosplay Contest! See amazing cosplays and have a great time!
6:00 PM | Video Game Room
SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT
7:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
SPLENDOR DEMO
7:30 PM | Panel Room 1
SO YOU WANT TO BE A PRO WRESTLER
Join the stars of the new Mutiny Pro Wrestling to learn what it takes to create a pro wrestling persona and how to become a professional wrestler. From how to find training to creating the perfect name they will answer all your questions!
7:30 PM | Main Events
COSPLAY DRAG SHOW
ALL AGES | FREE
Kitty Kouture and Alura O’Shaunacy are back to help you find your spotlight. Come see our hosts as they put on a show featuring some of the very cosplayers from this convention. Wanna try your hand at it? You may still have time to sign-up at their table. If not, find yourself in the audience and enjoy this show!
8:00 PM | Panel Room 2
SMASH OR PASS GENSHIN
AGES: 18+
Let’s bring the Genshin community together with a game of Smash or Pass! Players will have to make a choice between two Genshin characters that they will either smash or they will pass. There will be 2 prompts under each character to give others a brief overview of the character after the voting commences. Debates about the character choices are welcomed and encouraged! NOTE: ID must be presented at the door. NO ONE under 18 is permitted.
8:00 PM | Panel Room 3
WELCOME TO THE VELVET ROOM
The master is out right now… but I’m sure we can entertain you while we discuss the journey of the Wildcard and their faithful Persona.
9:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
GAME ROOM AFTER DARK: CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY
9:30 PM | Panel Room 3
TWO ROOMS AND A BOOM
In this social game of hidden roles and deduction, players are divided into 2 different rooms. Find your teammates, establish trust, and exchange hostages before time runs out and the bomb explodes! It’s the party game that’s always a blast.
10:00 PM | Panel Room 1
SATURDAY NIGHT PJ PARTY!
Join anime mom and Our Two Brain Cells for an awesome PJ Party! We play some silly games, some old-fashioned party games and just all out fun!
10:00 PM | Main Events
A2F RAVE
Welcome DJ Keanu Trias! We are gonna lay down some great beats to end the night right!
10:45 PM | Panel Room 2
THE PRIDE RING PJ PARTY
AGES: 18+
Join Finders Keepers Cosplay as characters from the Vivzieverse, hosting “18+ Pajama Party!” Shenanigans abound with a fun dating game, karaoke, and more! Come have a helluva time! NOTE: ID must be presented at the door. NO ONE under 18 is permitted.
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Registration Table Opens
The Registration Desk will be located at the front of the Four Points Hotel Lobby. One line will be to pick up badges bought online, the other line will be for those paying at the convention.
 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Vendor Room Opens
 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Artist Alley Opens
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Tabletop Area Opens
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Video Gaming Room Opens
10:00 AM | Panel Room 1
THE STRAWBERRY CLUB
Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez hosts the first meeting of The Strawberry Club! This club celebrates everything Bleach! From the campy humor to the iconic villains all the way to the battles leaving us shocked! Come gush about the Strawberry and the Reaper, play a few games, and maybe become a Soul Reaper yourself. A good time with a questionable host awaits you!
10:00 AM | Panel Room 3
IRON COSPLAY: THE GAME
What do you get when you cross random items, cloth, and duct tape with dolls? You get a game that creates cosplay for charity! Be The Iron Cosplayer! Hosted by Our 2 Brain Cells and Anime Mom. All materials provided.

NOTE: There are materials for 4 teams. Each team can have approximately 4-8 people per table. If you do not want to participate, you are welcome to help judge the winners.
10:30 AM | Panel Room 2
TIFFANY GRANT Q&A
Come ask questions about (nearly) any topic under the sun! The answers may surprise you.
11:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
DON’T MESS WITH CTHULU DEMO
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Video Game Room
SCORE ATTACK
Think you’re the best gamer? Come prove it this weekend! During the tournament time each day you’ll play 4 different score based games and the top three highest overall scores will win prizes!
11:30 AM | Panel Room 1
GENSHIN IMPACT Q&A
Join your favorite characters of Genshin Impact on your final day on A2F to ask questions, play games, win prizes, and most importantly, have fun!!!
11:30 AM | Panel Room 3
COSPLAY WEATHERING TIPS WITH WABI SABI COSPLAY
Weathering can really make your cosplay pop. Join us for tips and tricks on how to weather fabric and props. We’ll have previous costumes and props to use as examples with different weathering mediums – such as real dirt, fire, rips and painted weathering.
11:30 AM | Main Events
DRAG TEA PARTY
ALL AGES | $5.00 PAY AT DOOR
Join our Resident Cosplay Drag Artists for a mid morning tea Party complete with games, drag, laughs and refreshments. Tea Time just got way more fabulous!
12:00 PM | Panel Room 2
DIRECTING DUBS: Q&A WITH VOICE ACTOR AARON ROBERTS
Dive into the fascinating world of anime dubbing as Aaron shares his insights and experiences from behind the scenes. Learn about the art and challenges of directing anime dubs, as well as the creative process of translating characters from Japanese to English – not just their speech, but the intricacies of that character.
12:00 PM | Video Game Room
SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT
1:00 PM | Panel Room 1
FFXIV: A REALM REBORN BEGINNER’S GUIDE
Welcome to Eorzea, where you shall begin your journey as the Warrior of Light, under the guidance of Professor Tonberry. Join NekoK96 for a beginner’s guide to the MMORPG Final Fantasy 14. We’ll be covering starting classes, locations, races, and other bits of beginner’s trivia.
1:00 PM | Tabletop Gaming
SPOTS DEMO
1:30 PM | Panel Room 2
HOST CLUB TEA CEREMONY
Learn some tea history while enjoying a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony from the Hosts at Ouran Academy! Join Wright Squared, Our 2 Brain Cells, Sammy I Ammy, and Nirana Moon for an interactive tea ceremony where guests can learn, drink tea and eat sweets.
2:30 PM | Main Events
HAZBIN CASINO SOCIAL
ALL AGES | $10.00 PAY AT FINDERS KEEPERS TABLE
Got an ace up your sleeve? Come join Finders Keepers Cosplay as they host the “Hazbin Casino Social.” You’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of your favorite Vivzieverse characters, partake in delicious foods and beverages, win door prizes, and enjoy some fun entertainment! Don’t hedge your bets! Come hit the jackpot at the “Hazbin Casino Social!” NOTE: LIMITED SEATING
2:30 PM | Panel Room 1
Q&A WITH SLEDGEHAMMER CREATIVE
Get to know Sledge! A panel where you get to pick the brain of Sledgehammer Creative. This is the perfect time to ask those questions about cosplay and all things creative!
2:30 PM | Panel Room 3
FANFICTION 101: THE HOW-DO’S AND HOW-NOT-TO-DO’S
Do you like fanfiction? You’re at a con, of course you do! Come join fellow enthusiasts for a panel on etiquette, grammar, formatting, and general know-how for anyone wanting to get involved in writing and, more importantly, enjoying fanfiction.
3:00 PM | Panel Room 2
REVERSE Q&A WITH KRYSTAL LAPORTE
You all know the drill. You go to a panel, ask the VA some questions, end of story. Unfortunately, I am an absolute bore, therefore I’m turning the tables. Here, I ask YOU the questions. Come and get put on the spot in front of your friends and peers as I ask every and any question that pops into my head. What’s the worst that can happen?
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