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Put on your best costume and get ready to strike a pose in MegaCon’s brand new Cosplay Photo Park! Located in the North Exhibit Hall, this awesome feature will allow you and your friends to gather around and get that amazing shot! Various themed backdrops will be available for you to choose from - best part is, it’s free! If you are trying to plan a group cosplay photo shoot, this is definitely the place to meet!
Started in 2001, Wasabi Anime® is known for hosting innovative anime themed events at conventions big and small. Their unique brand of Japanese pop culture entertainment has been a cornerstone feature at dozens of cons across North America including MegaCon, Fan Expo and many others. Be sure to check out many of the awesome panels and screening that Wasabi Anime® is presenting over the weekend.
Known to anime fans as Tony Tony Chopper in One Piece, Brina has a diverse resume of film, television, and voice over work. Join her for this Q&A about her diversity of work in the entertainment industry.
TV-14. Dubbed. Maka is a Meister and Soul is her Weapon. As students at the Grim Reaper's Death Weapon Meister Academy, their study habits couldn't be more different. Check out this anime featuring the voice of Megacon guest Jamie Marchi!
Best known for his work as Master Roshi on in the Dragon Ball franchise, Mike McFarland has lent his voice to dozens of anime including Yuri!!! On Ice, Attack on Titan, and more! Join this discussion about his work in the industry.
TV-PG. Subbed. Featuring the voice of Megacon guest Mike McFarland! Facing off against Frieza's powerful new form and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
Parental discretion is advised. A war between heaven and hell is raging on Earth – and a hot mess of hormonal fury is raging in Issei’s pants. Join Jamie Marchi (voice of Rias Gremory) in this discussion about one of the hottest anime titles out there!
Nationally recognized dance troupe Noise Complaint will be performing live on stage for this one of a kind performance of tap dancing, cosplay, high energy music. This performance is themed after the legendary anime: Naruto!
What better way to kick off your convention experience than a room showing videos of your favorite anime put to some great music? Spend an hour watching some of the best loved AMVs of all time!
TV-14. Dubbed. After two and a half years of training on the road with Jiraiya of the Sannin, Naruto is back in the Village Hidden in the Leaves, and he's ready to show off his new skills. Relive one of the best know anime of all time!
Compete for prizes on stage! Based on the popular board game, Anime Taboo gives teams of two sixty seconds to guess as many anime and video game related characters and titles as they can. It’s as much fun to watch as it is to play!
Have you ever wanted to write a love letter to your anime crush? Now’s your chance! There will be lots of adorable paper, markers, glitter pens, stickers and all kinds of things you can use to write sweet nothings to your senpai!
From Attack on Titan to Yuri!!! On Ice - Mike McFarland has lent his voice to diverse range of characters from the Japanese animated persuasion. Join him for this open Q&A about anime, voicing anime, watching anime, and… you get the point.
TV-14. Dubbed. Abundant riches, hidden treasures, fearsome monsters, and exotic creatures are scattered around the world... Gon departs on a journey to become a Pro Hunter who risks his life in search of the unknown.
Anime Name That Tune has been a popular convention event long before Wasabi Anime® was around, but we’ve worked hard to compile and organize hundreds of songs from Japanese anime films and series. Test your skills for fabulous prizes!
TV-14. Dubbed. From studio BONES, the creators of Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater, comes My Hero Academia, a superhero origin story that soars to the top of the class. Check out the anime all your friends are talking about!
Megacon presents a unique opportunity to see what’s it’s like to be a woman in the voice-over industry. Bring your questions for Amanda Miller (Sailor Moon Crystal), Brina Palencia (One Piece), and Jamie Marchi (Fairy Tail) for this moderated event.
TV-14. Dubbed. When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Check out this insanely popular anime featuring Megacon guest Jamie Marchi!
NOTE: If you want to enter the contest, please be in the ANIME EVENTS ROOM at 5:00 PM. Spaces are limited to 60 entries.
Crossplay (a mix of “cross dressing” and “cosplay”) has always been a popular part of convention costume culture where attendees create and wear a costume featuring a character opposite of his/her gender. There are even categories for gender-bent cosplay! Our event is part costume contest and part RuPaul’s Drag Race - so it’s as much fun for attendees as it is for those competing. Complete rules online at www.WasabiAnime.com/Crossplay
PG-13. Subbed. Somewhat based on the real story of how Gainax was founded, Otaku no Video addresses all aspects of an otaku lifestyle. Check out this classic anime that similar to This is Spinal Tap!
Before you’re off to outer space to save the human race, join Bad Kitty as she kicks it old school with some of the best TV anime offerings from the 1960s to the 1980s. Join us as we answer burning questions such as “How is Macross related to Robotech?” and “What’s with the stupid robot in Battle of the Planets?” and “Why the heck does everyone in Speed Racer talk so fast?”
TV-PG. Dubbed. Based on Naoko Takeuchi’s legendary manga series, Sailor Moon Crystal retells the story of Sailor Moon as she searches for her fellow Sailor Guardians and the Legendary Silver Crystal to stop the dark forces of Queen Beryl.
Yo ho, yo ho! Is a pirate’s life for you, too? Join the voices of Luffy, Eyelashes, and Tony Tony Chopper for this fun discussion about one of the longest running anime of all time!
TV-14. Subbed. The Magic User’s Club is a group of five well-meaning misfits who do more than card tricks – they can use actual magic. And with that magic, they managed to defeat a giant ship from outer space! But their close encounter left an enormous cherry blossom tree right in the middle of the city. It’s so big that it blocks out the sun!
It’s not easy walking into a anime with a devoted following dating back to the early nineties, but Amanda Miller did it (and survived!) Meet the voice of Sailor Jupiter from the new VIZ dub of Sailor Moon and the newest series in the franchise: Sailor Moon Crystal!
Teen Plus. Dubbed. With Naruto as the Seventh Hokage, the Hidden Leaf Village is planning to host the Chunin Exams to train new shinobi from the village and from allied villages. Among the entrants are Sasuke’s daughter, Sarada; Mitsuki, an exceptionally talented yet mysterious shinobi... and Boruto, Naruto’s talented but impetuous son (voiced by Megacon Guest Amanda Miller!)
Join the Sailor Scouts of Jacksonville for the history lesson about one of the greatest anime of all time… Sailor Moon! We’ll go from manga to anime to musical to live action to the latest in Japan. Moonies of all ages welcome!
Sailor Says: Don’t miss this panel! Featuring the voices from the original dub of the anime of Luna (Jill Frappier), Mars (Kate Griffin), Jupiter (Susan Roman), and - of course - Sailor Moon (Linda Ballantyne).
Wrap up your “Sailor Moon Saturday” with recognized performance troupe Noise Complaint as they present a cosplay dance presentation featuring your favorite sailor scouts.
TV-14. Dubbed. Said to be comparable to the Ancient Weapons of old, the Marines' trump card, the "Dyna Stones," have suddenly been stolen by a group of renegade vigilantes. The terrifyingly powerful man responsible, former Marine Admiral "Z", now stands in the path of Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates. Featuring the voice of Megacon Guest Colleen Clinkenbeard!
Karaoke (カラオケ) is when an amateur singer sings along with recorded music - usually a music video. SO – we’re hauling Nerdy Karaoke (from The Geek Easy in Winter Park) onto our stage at Megacon to let you wrap up your Saturday singing everything from anime to pop music to theme songs.
TV-14. Subbed. The stunning rebuild of the anime masterpiece is now extended and enhanced with never before seen new animation and 266 visual and audio improvements. See this amazing retelling of the classic anime TV series!
Looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of convention crowds? Swing by the anime track and take a load off by reading some Japanese graphic novels… aka “manga”! This is a great way to get introduced to some great new stories for revisit some already familiar ones. Open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
In March of 1981, Beast King GoLion premiered in Japan and three years later (September of 1984) the show made its way to the United States as Voltron. The cartoon has gone through some various incarnations over the years - and we’ll talk about all of them including the current Netflix series (recently renewed for a third season!)
Join Amanda Miller (Sailor Moon Crystal), Brina Palencia (One Piece), Jamie Marchi (High School DxD), and Mike McFarland (Dragon Ball) for this star-studded panel about what it’s like to work in the anime voiceover industry.
NOTE: If you want to enter the contest, please be in the ANIME EVENTS ROOM at 1:00 PM. Spaces are limited to 60 entries.
The ANIME costume contest makes its return to Megacon! Show off your best anime or Japanese pop culture inspired cosplay on stage to compete for best of show. Not to be confused with the Megacon Costume Contest (Saturday) - this event so genre specific, so check out the complete rules online at www.WasabiAnime.com/CostumeContest
TV-14. Subbed. Naota is a detached sixth-grader afflicted by the pangs of puberty. He’s fooling around with his brother’s ex-girlfriend when a crazed girl on a motor scooter runs him over, brains him with a bass guitar, and moves into his house. See the original before Season Two comes out!
Join veteran cosplayer Yaya Han for an in-depth Behind the Scenes look at how her costumes areconstructed, from the reference images to the finished costume on stage. Learn about the thought process behind each creative step, as well as the techniques used for the construction. Hear funny anecdotes and inspiring stories from Yaya's 16 years activity in the cosplay community.
Ever wanted to enter a costume contest but weren't sure how to impress the judges? Trying to overcome the fear of stepping out in costume in front of thousands of attendees? Our group of experienced cosplay experts, award winners, and contest judges will give you suggestions and ways that you can dress to impress! Panelists include Cosplayers: GLITCH COS, LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE, AKANESAOTOME Moderator: The Covinator
The world is full of negative people, but we're here to help you stay on the positive side of our funny hobby. From body positivity to gender equality we'll talk about it all. Panelists include Cosplayers: LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE, HANARI SOLOMON, MHYSA COSPLAY
This panel will show attendees on how to make a simple, one piece box mold with a live demonstration. The panel will go over step by step process and procedures on how to make a clay sculpture and turn it into a resin casted piece that looks like polished steel. You will learn first hand how easy molding and casting can really be! Panelists include: Cosplayer: GLITCH COS Moderator: Mhysa Cosplay
Learn how to elevate your cosplay skills from a makeup industry professional. In this panel you'll get a play by play on how to do your makeup for photoshoots including product recommendations for all budgets. Panelist include Cosplayer: LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE Moderator: The Covinator
Join Yaya Han for an informative panel on how to run a Cosplay related Business. There are many ways to turn Cosplay into a business, but they may be different than you'd imagine! As a brand new, emerging Industry, there is a lot of hard work and dedication required to make Cosplay into a Career. Yaya will share her personal story as well as what it takes to turn your back on a steady job and become a Business Owner in a unique creative field.
The actors that provide the voices of your favorite Anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos and meet with their fans. They have developed a well-deserved reputation for being most amiable and enthusiastic!
Visit with some of the talented artisans behind many of the most beautiful Lolita projects ever created! The Lolita fashion craze from Japan has inspired an entire creative movement in North America and you can see what’s available and where the artists are taking it.
Meet us in the Kid’s Lounge where you can show off your coloring skills, and maybe even meet a Stormtrooper! Families are invited to drop in with their children 12 years old or younger. This area is not a childcare service, parents must stay with their children for the duration of the activities. Full schedule of activities can be found here soon!
When you’re at a pop culture convention you’re surrounded by like-minded people, but sometimes meeting folks can be complicated… but not when you’re in a setting designed just for that. This is a fun way to quickly meet and get to know some of your fellow fans, and who knows, you might just develop a very important relationship in the process.
Are you the biggest Pokemon fan in the world? Then come and see your dream car, the Pokemon 20th Anniversary celebration VW Bug done up like a giant Pikachu! Free photo ops all weekend!
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