2018 Panel Descriptions

18+ Kpop

Host By : Marta Ramirez, Aeseret Huguley

Saturday , 3:15-4:15pm, in Panel Room 2

Featuring more of the sexy side of Kpop. Why things got banned and showing love for the sexy groups and dances that might have been banned on Korean Television

Attack on Sanity-Attack on Titan Truth or Dare

Host By : Genae Gerardi

Friday , 8:30pm-9:30pm, in Panel Room 1

Join your favorite members of the Survey Corps for some laughs, scandals, and of course….despair and heartbreak. Ask the characters whatever you want to know about their lives or dare them to put a bit of scandal into the series. Did Eren just kiss the Corporal? He did now!

Betting Ends

Host By : Joshua Boutell Caleb Boutell Seth Boutell Brittney Dardano

Friday , 10:30pm-11:30pm, in Panel Room 2

Are you feeling rich? Would you like to? In the spirit of insane Japanese gameshows, we will host a series of betting clips. You will be provided beautiful* golden coins to place your bets and compete for glorious* prizes! *Words used with some artistic liberty.

Closet Cosplay

Host By : HopeFully Cosplay

Friday , 9:45pm-10:45pm, in Panel Room 1

“Closet Cosplay” — the art of transforming normal items into a cosplay! Short on time? Low on money? Just HATE sewing? Closet Cosplay is a great alternative to creating costumes from scratch! Come learn tips and tricks to turn your closet into your cosplay!

Come On Down To South Park

Host By : Rose Pilon, Autumn Lopez-Beebe, Daphne Bravo

Saturday , 2:30pm-4:00pm, in Panel Room 1

Play games and enjoy an unfiltered Q&A with some of the cast. Have fun with these potty mouthed kids. It’s a fun time down here in South Park!!

Cospaws, Cosplay with 4 Paws

Host By : Duane Jay Harshman, Chanda (Skylor) Harris, Cyndi Shoeman, Taylor Johnson

Sunday , 11:00am-12:30pm, in Panel Room 1

Cospaws (Cosplay With 4 Paws) is a cosplay troupe and non-profit for assistance animals and companion pets. Created by two service dog handlers, we educate the public about service dogs as well as disabilities within the cosplay community in a fun and entertaining way. In this panel, not only will you be able to meet the advocates in the form of cosplaying assistant animals)\, but you’ll be able to win prizes during our pop quizzes throughout the panel.

Creating a Character: D&D 5e

Host By : Jennifer Kerber

Saturday ,5:00pm-6:00pm, in Panel Room 1

This panel involves learning how to “roll” a character in D&D 5e. How to build a basic back story, and meet some new friends in the process! Bring your own dice, or you can borrow some of mine.

Crossplay and Genderbend 101

Host By : Genae Gerardi

Friday , 3:00pm-4:00pm, in Panel Room 2

Learn all about the different techniques to the art of crossplay and genderbend in the cosplay world with your host Hideyo Mochimo! Plus, ask all the inappropriate questions about this style of cosplay that cons like NDK and COAF won’t allow!

DakuKon Video

Host By : Matthew Schaps

Saturday , 10:00pm-12:00am, in Panel Room 1

Join us for a night of weird and wacky videos, from Japanese commercials and TV show clips to strange animation and video game clips. You will laugh, cry, and possibly run in terror.

Discovering Sex-positive Living

Host By : Joseph Francescon

Friday , 7:45pm-8:15pm, in Panel Room 1

Sex-positive living is about viewing sex in a positive light. How we think and speak about sex has a lot to do with how we view it. So please join me in this panel if you’d wish to see and understand sex in a more positive way.

Don't Flip Your Wig!

Host By : HopeFully Cosplay

Friday , 4:15pm-5:15pm, in Panel Room 2

Don’t just learn the basics – come watch them live! See how to de-tangle and restore a frazzled wig, set curls and bangs, and even trim your wig!

Fins to Feet: Intro to Mermaid Cosplay

Host By : HopeFully Cosplay

Saturday , 2:00pm-3:00pm, in Panel Room 2

Take your cosplay underwater! If you’ve ever wanted to be a mermaid or merman, this is the panel for you! Learn the ins and outs of mermaiding, the challenges water adds to cosplay, and most importantly, how to be SAFE!

Geeky Improv Games

Host By : Lena Conn, Brianna Burcham

Saturday , 5:45pm-6:45pm, in Panel Room 2

Improv can be fun, especially when it comes with fun people and fun cosplays. The audience can join in on the fun with games such as bus stop, ninja, ect.

Hamilton Q&A Sing-Along

Host By : Brianna Burcham, Delanie Stephens

Sunday , 11:00am-1:00pm, in Panel Room 2

Ever want to just sit down with the founding fathers, ask them some questions, and sing songs to a musical based on them? Join Hamilton and Laurens themselves to sing, dance, and preform your favorite musicals from the play! We will also answer anything your little minds wonder about. Let’s just have a grande ol’ time and raise a glass to theater nerds worldwide!

Harry Potter Trivia

Host By : Lena Conn, Brianna Burcham

Saturday , 9:30pm-10:30pm, in Panel Room 2

Everybody knows the story of the Boy Who Lived, but do you remember the specific details? Come test your skills for a chance to win some magical prizes.

Hentai Quest

Host By : Daniel Elak, Arielle Elak, Emilio Hernandez

Saturday , 11:00am-1:00pm, in Panel Room 1

Embark on a journey through the depths of debauchery with YouTuber, OtakuDaiKun as your humble guide. Draw cards, roll dice, and answer trivia to avoid (or not) the grasp of tentacles and other lecherous foes! Your efforts may earn you novelty prizes and genuine satisfaction!

Hentai Readings hosted by HorseDeer

Host By : HorseDeer staff

Saturday , 10:45pm-11:45pm, in Panel Room 2

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Kanyecon 2018

Host By : Juan Carlos Portillo, Cleveland Aaron Jones, Lauren Evevard

Saturday , 6:15pm-7:15pm, in Panel Room 1

A full analytical presentation on the influences of anime in Kanye West’s music and his influences in modern anime.

Kpop Random Dance-Sexy Version

Host By : Marta Ramirez, Aeseret Huguley

Saturday , 12:15pm-1:45pm, in Panel Room 1

Using songs from groups like RaNia, History, Stellar and UNIQ, we will be going through all the sexy Kpop dances. Are you bold enough to come dance with us? Come have fun as we put a sexy spin on the Random Dance play game and make sure to bring your dancing shoes!

Let's Talk Hentai: Perfect Plots!

Host By : Shahrazad Thompson, Remington Romanowicz

Friday , 5:15pm-6:15pm, in Panel Room 1

Ever click on an ero-video or read an ero-manga with an eye catching title or artwork that just left your mind reeling afterward? Let’s talk about it and have a laugh!

More Fiction and Fan Fiction: Writing Can Be Adult

Host By : Mariah Canfield-Jones

Sunday , 2:30pm-3:30pm, in Panel Room 2

We all know how fun it can be writing fan fiction and writing your own original fiction, whether it be lemons, limes, or more. Let’s just let loose with creativity and discuss other writing-related topics such as how to handle criticism and trolls.

More Japanese Urban Legends to Scare Yourself With

Host By : Mariah Canfield-Jones

Saturday , 8:45pm-9:45pm, in Panel Room 1

An updated list of fun and deadly Japanese urban legends to tell in dark or just scare unsuspecting friends. Come get a drink and sit back while your world becomes a mix of ghouls and evil ghosts.

Music in Anime

Host By : Jennifer Kerber

Saturday , 4:15pm-4:45pm, in Panel Room 1

Have you ever watched a movie without music? The way music can sway your feelings, can lead you to believe a certain story. This panel will discuss the use of different types of music in the anime genre. From the jazzy styles of Cowboy Bebop to the use of silence in Gunslinger Girls, what we hear greatly affects the emotions we associate with our favorite Anime.

Paladins Back on Earth

Host By : Autumn Lopez-Beebe, Rose Pilon, Daphne Bravo, Rachel O'Dell

Sunday , 2:00pm-3:00pm, in Panel Room 1

Voltron-themed fun games and prizes, Q&A, and Truth or Dare.

Paladrunks

Host By : Genae Gerardi

Saturday , 7:30pm-8:30pm, in Panel Room 1

Join your favorite Paladins of the popular series Voltron for an infamous Q&A session. Only this time, there’s a catch – how well can the paladins respond, and how much will the truth come out, with a bit of liquid courage?

Pop-culture and Religion: Down to the Nitty Gritty

Host By : Haley Deasy, Nicholas Calkum, Angela Bedford

Saturday , 1:15pm-2:15pm, in Panel Room 1

Let’s talk Islam. Let’s talk Christianity. Let’s talk Agnosticism. Let’s talk Atheism. In a world constantly on the brink of divide and war, pop-culture has made leaps and bounds in an attempt to breach the ever growing fissure in America today, but there is still have a long way to go. Join Finn as we get down and dirty discussing topics not for the faint of heart, and the steps we can take as fans to offer the most welcoming community possible for those of all beliefs.

Pup and Pony Show: An Introduction to Animal Roleplay

Host By : Max Chameleon, Lilly Chameleon, Tromper Pony

Friday , 6:30pm-7:30pm, in Panel Room 1

Join Max and Lilly Chameleon from The Trysexuals Podcast with special guest Tromper Pony and discover the fascinating and ‘fuzzy’ world of pony play, pup play, and pet play.

Religion in Star Trek

Host By : Todd Ponton

Saturday , 11:00am-12:00pm, in Panel Room 2

There are surprising similarities of Earth religions to other religions on other worlds in Star Trek. Klingons for example, are pretty close to Catholicism. Come join in on the fun and let’s explore what we terrans have in common with are stellar brothers and sisters. This panel is hosted by Fleet Captain Todd E. Ponton of the USS Silverthorne, a chapter of International Federation of Trekkers.

Shizaya Truth or Yaoi

Host By : Kyara Hampton and Hope Donovan

Friday , 3:00pm-5:00pm, in Panel Room 1

Shizuo and Izaya are here at your beck and call as they answer questions and do dares to satisfy your yaoi cravings

Smash or Pass: Waifu/Husbando Edition

Host By : Haley Deasy, Nicholas Calkum, Angela Bedford

Saturday , 8:15pm-9:15pm, in Panel Room 2

Come one come all and witness as Badger, Finn, and Jackie stack up waifus and husbandos of fame and demand by going back to the stone age using numerical ratings and personal bias to base their opinion of “Smash or Pass” on the poor victims. Once they’ve stated their case and argued against the groans they might even give their opinion of your own Waifu/Husbando.

So You Think You Know Shit About Anime!? Part I

Host By : John Knetemann

Friday , 8:00pm-9:00pm, in Panel Room 2

Oh, you think you some big shot? You think because you have a Crunchy Roll account that you know something? Prove it! Come show me you know shit about anime and you can even win prizes!

So You Think You Know Shit About Anime!? Part II

Host By : John Knetemann

Saturday , 4:30pm-5:30pm, in Panel Room 2

Wow, so you still think you know shit about anime? Come test your metal a second time in this hilarious game show. (You didn’t have to go to Part I to go to Part II)

Spicy Nerd Trivia

Host By : Liv Montano

Friday , 11:00pm-12:00am, in Panel Room 1

General nerd trivia with a /hot/ twist. Join us for hot sauce eating, taste bud beating, nerdy knowledge competing fun as a competitor for the chance of prizes or a spectator for the lack of spices.

The Magicians Meets Harry Potter: How Screwed Up Can This Get

Host By : Mariah Canfield-Jones

Sunday , 3:45pm-4:45pm, in Panel Room 2

The Magicians references Harry Potter in more seasons than one but there is more to it than that. Let’s make this as fun and adult as we can while we discuss references, music and other magical things

Um, Actually: The Game Show For Nerds

Host By : Lena Conn, Brianna Burcham

Friday , 6:45pm-7:45pm, in Panel Room 2

From tv shows to board games based on tv shows, nerds are passionate about a lot of things. But there’s one thing they’re more passionate about than anything else and that is correcting people. This is Um Actually, the competition of nerdy correction. Prizes will be awarded to those knowledgeable about their favorite shows, movies, books, etc.

Under Wear? Under There!

Host By : HopeFully Cosplay

Sunday , 12:45pm-1:45pm, in Panel Room 1

That’s right, UNDERWEAR!! Let’s talk about different undergarments and how they can enhance (or UNDERmine) your cosplay!

Vine Jeopardy

Host By : Lena Conn, Brianna Burcham

Friday , 5:30pm-6:30pm, in Panel Room 2

Despite its death in the past year, Vine still holds a place in everyones heart. Come answer questions about your favorite vines and get a chance to earn several different prizes

Weebs Who Drink- Beast Mode

Host By : Joshua Boutell Caleb Boutell Seth Boutell Brittney Dardano

Saturday , 7:00pm-8:00pm, in Panel Room 2

Compete in a (totally not stolen) pub trivia format game for fabulous prizes! This game is intended to be played in groups, so be ready to socialize a little bit! Beast Mode features more complex and punishing questions because I am a cruel person.

Weebs Who Drink- Easy Mode

Host By : Joshua Boutell Caleb Boutell Seth Boutell Brittney Dardano

Friday , 9:15pm-10:15pm, in Panel Room 2

In a (completely not stolen) pub trivia format, come and test your knowledge of all things nerd for the chance of prizes! This game is intended for a team, so be ready to socialize a bit! Note: This is an easier version of Weebs Who Drink because people say my questions are too hard.

What the F*** is a Furry?

Host By : Joshua Allen Sorensen

Sunday , 1:15pm-2:15pm, in Panel Room 2

Furry, the internet’s punching bag. Centers of such epithets as “fuck off, furfags!” and “Yiff in hell!”. They’ve been banned from 4chan. People have tried to ban public meetings! But what the fuck actually is a furry? Are they really the horrific sex crazed monsters we all think? Do they really form “Yiff piles” like in CSI? Figure it out in “What the F*** is a Furry?”

Writing Smut-Fanfiction 101

Host By : Joshua Boutell

Sunday , 3:15pm-4:15pm, in Panel Room 1

Do you find yourself groaning over your dirty fanfiction? Do you find yourself too embarrassed to even show it off? Well you’re in luck! Professional author JL Boutell is hosting a basic tutorial to help you learn the basics of smut! Hone your skills or learn the ropes in a fun and interactive crash course!