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Thursday, September 27
 

12:00pm

A Certain Magical Index episodes 2-4
Kamijou Touma is a student living in Academy City, a highly advanced place in terms of technology. Despite being gauged as a level zero esper (no powers), he possesses on his right hand the Imagine Breaker, an ability that negates any power whatsoever. (fantasy, sci fi, adventure, +14, Funimation, English)

Thursday September 27, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Registration
A Membership to AWA is admission to the convention.

This gives you access to all events (except the AWA Ball and any other events that require a ticket purchase) during the time you are at the convention.

Remember your Photo ID

Thursday September 27, 2012 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Registration 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Super Happy Fun Sell
SuperHappyFunSell (SHFS) is a swap meet held on Thursday Evening where you can sell your stuff! (and have a little cash for other things!)


Thursday September 27, 2012 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

Old School Classroom

Old School Clips


Speakers
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan


Thursday September 27, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
 
Friday, September 28
 

8:30am

Requests & Showcase
Friday September 28, 2012 8:30am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Registration
A Membership to AWA is admission to the convention.

This gives you access to all events (except the AWA Ball and any other events that require a ticket purchase) during the time you are at the convention.

Remember your Photo ID

Friday September 28, 2012 9:00am - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Registration 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Costume Contest Registration

Sign up for the Costume Contest early! If you sign up on Friday, you’re much more likely to get an appointment for judging than if you wait until Saturday morning. To register, all you need is a printed reference photo for your costume - you won’t be able to register without it. Fan art is not an acceptable reference image, and hand-drawn reference images are only allowed for Original Design entrants. Groups are welcome, and you can print and fill out your entry form early by using the forms at www.awa-con.com. Just click “Events” and then “Costume Contest” for entry forms and rules.


Friday September 28, 2012 10:00am - 8:00pm
CGC - 106: Outside

11:00am

Opening Ceremonies
Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Expo Contest Showing
Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Galactic Quest CCG Arena
Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Cumberland Ballroom 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

GO Open Play
Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Open Gaming - [ AS SPACE PERMITS ]
Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Cumberland III

11:00am

Tony Nations Game Bonanza
Friday September 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

RED DRAGON INN 2
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

RESIDENT EVIL, THE DECK GAME
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Slugfest Games Open Demo
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

ZOMBIE CRUISE
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

SLUGFEST GAMES DEMO
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 11:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Unico: Fantastic Adventures
Unico the Unicorn has the amazing power to make anyone he meets happy. The gods become jealous of Unico, thinking that only they should be able to decide or allow people to be happy. Unico is banished to the Hill of Oblivion, and the West Wind is ordered to take him there. She can't stand giving this fate to Unico, so Unico's adventures begin. (fantasy, general audiences) (Subtitled) (Discotek Media)

Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Opening Ceremonies

For beautiful convention life! It's time to kick off another Anime Weekend Atlanta… help us start it off the right way during the star-studded kickoff extravaganza. Come meet some of our super cool guests and find out just what we have in store for you this year!


Speakers
avatar for Eyeshine

Eyeshine

Along with Johnny is his band, Eyeshine! Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California. Eyeshine currently consists of members Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, backing vocals, piano), Crystal Mesina (bass, backing vocals), and Ji Ho "Daniel" Lee (lead guitar, backing vocals).. They are currently one of the most promising unsigned bands coming out of California playing... Read More →
avatar for h.NAOTO

h.NAOTO

The world knows Japan as the birthplace of popular subcultures like Anime, Manga, and Cosplay. One fashion designer took subculture fashion to mainstream. His name is Naoto Hirooka, and he is the creative designer of h. NAOTO, Japan’s most successful Gothic-Punk-Lolita fashion empire. Naoto joined S-inc Co., Ltd. in 1999 after graduating from prestigious Bunka Fashion College. Soon his incomparable talent was noticed and in 2000, he... Read More →
avatar for Heidi

Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →
avatar for Tim Eldred

Tim Eldred

Tim first saw anime back in the cave man days when Star Blazers came on air in 1979, and that spelled his doom. For the rest of his life, he followed an obsession that lead him into the professional comic book world, and then the animation industry, all on a quest to capture that magic. So far he's turned that quest into a website (starblazers.com), an original SF/comedy graphic novel titled "Grease Monkey" (greasemonkeybook.com), and a... Read More →
avatar for Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa is a famous voice actor and is best known for the voice of Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z.” Horikawa has been performing in movie and TV dramas since grade-school. He has over 28 years experience as an voice actor, and over 45 years experience as an actor. His credits include, “Saint Seiya,” Andromeda Shun,; “Detective CONAN,” Hattori Heiji; “Legend of Galactic Heroes,” Reinhard; “Dragon Ball” series, Vegeta... Read More →
avatar for Carl Gustav Horn

Carl Gustav Horn

Carl Gustav Horn of Dark Horse Comics has been a manga editor for fifteen years, beginning with Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1997. He has worked on titles including The Shinji Ikari Raising Project, Eagle: The Making of an Asian-American President, Oh My Goddess!, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Cardcaptor Sakura, Golgo 13, Excel Saga, Chobits, Banana Fish, and Flowers & Bees.
avatar for You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →
avatar for Ayumi Kino

Ayumi Kino

Ayumi is a new Manga Artist and is only 22 years old. Her debut work is the first e-manga titled “Magical Dreamers.” She focuses on slice of life stories including melancholic and pop culture while incorporating darker matters. She believes that imagination and creativity are today’s Magic, and that all human beings are magicians! Her favorite food is rice casserole; she is interested in the universe and space; and she enjoys seeing people... Read More →
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →
avatar for Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori is a 26 year old voice actress who is best known for her roles in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (Sherlock Shellingford), Cardfight!! Vanguard (Kourin), and Yuriyuri (Himawari Furutani). In addition to being a voice actress, Suzuko can sing and dance! She has studied ballet, jazz, and tap from a young age. She loves to cook, watch movies, and going to Karaoke with her friends.
avatar for Neil Nadelman

Neil Nadelman

If everybody had to learn Japanese to enjoy anime, the craze would've died out long ago. Fortunately, tireless workers like Neil carefully transpose its exciting exclamations into clear English, allowing you to start reading between the lines and write slash about all the pretty boys! Neil toiled over Area 88, Giant Robo, Slayers, Grave of the Fireflies and literally trillions of other titles, and has guest-lectured at MIT on the topic.
avatar for Fred Schodt

Fred Schodt

Frederik L. Schodt is a writer, translator, and conference interpreter. He began reading manga in 1970, translating them in 1977, and writing and speaking about them around 1980. Some of the translations he has worked on (either alone or with others) include Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix and Astro Boy, Riyoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, and Naoki Urasawa/Osamu Tezuka’s Pluto, to name a few. His best known... Read More →
avatar for Amy Howard Wilson

Amy Howard Wilson

Born in Detroit on May 28, 1955, I was "bit by the acting bug" in high school. I am a proud graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City - Class of '75. In 1979, I was working in the front office of the Weist-Barron School For TV and Commercial Acting. Kit Carter, the casting director, called the school looking for non-union talent to do the English dub for a new Japanese animated series, which would eventually come to... Read More →



Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Chinese Ghost Story
A Chinese Ghost Story is a movie that follows a young man named Ning. After the loss of his girlfriend he works as a debt collector to forget his troubles only to encounter more than he had imagined. Accompanied by his constant companion Solid Gold, Ning ends up in a ghost town and from there the adventure ensues. (fantasy, romance, mythology, +14) (Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Ruroni Kenshin: The Movie (anime)
Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of freedom and prosperity. Now he and a band of desperate rebels have sworn to settle one final score. Only one man stands in their way: Kenshin Himura. But when Shigure discovers Kenshin's true identity as the Hitokiri Battōsai, his fight becomes a personal vendetta. Brought to the U.S. previously as Samurai X. (violence, drama, romance, martial arts) (Subtitled) (Aniplex)

Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Twilight of the Cockroaches (25th)
A young female cockroach wonders why her species and humans can't get along. Features fantastic mix of live action and animation techniques similar to Who Framed Roger Rabbit. (fantasy, strange, +14) (Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

BIG EYES, SMALL MOUTH - The Misadventures of the Pirate Ship Revenge!
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons Cheezegrinder
Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Dealers Room

The AWA Dealers Room is where you can find and buy the latest from Japan and elsewhere. Scores of retailers from around the country will be attending.
The Dealers Room is located in Exhibit Halls C and D at Cobb Galleria Centre.


Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 7:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

Con-Suite
Many convention guests don’t know about Consuite. It’s a little known haven tucked up on the 12th floor. Our job is to maintain that little haven, providing food and drinks and a place to hang out for weary convention guests. Consuite has other distractions for convention guests including anime videos set to music, art supplies to draw with and good company of other convention guests.

Friday September 28, 2012 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Renesance - Con-suite - Room 1208 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:30pm

Here Comes Prince Planet
The 1966 anime series Prince Planet captured the interest of children in both Japan and the US. Japanese kids enjoyed a flood of Prince Planet comics and merchandise, while American children were left with fading memories of a show about a boy from outer space who fought evil monsters and robots with a pendant that shot lightning bolts. What was it about this series that continues to resonate decades later? Join Prince Planet fanatic Dave Merrill and Prince Planet manga translator Ric Zerrano as they find out.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan


Friday September 28, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Autographs - You Kikkawa
There is a signing limit of one item per person.

Speakers
avatar for You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

The ¥25,000 Pyramid Tryouts
Would you like to be a contestant on the ¥25,000 Pyramid? If so, you need to come to this tryout panel! Bring a friend and test your communication skills as we see if you're able to convey the types of words and phrases you'll see on the actual game show! Make sure you're able to come to the actual game show (check the schedule) before you come to the tryout...if we select you as a contestant you're going to want to be at the show so you have a shot at winning great prizes!


Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Whack-a-Catgirl
Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

An Hour with Johnny Yong Bosch
Want to meet the English voice behind tons of your favorite Anime characters? Then you're in luck, because Johnny Yong Bosch is here.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

AMV Tribute to Queen
If not one of the most known and versatile bands on the face of the planet, Queen's music is known to be diverse and spellbinding. Naturally, there is a wide variety of videos made to many of there songs. Join us as we journey through the music of Queen AMV style!

Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Megazone 23
Teenager Shogo Yahagi lives his carefree life in the 80s when suddenly he winds up with a special motorcycle, a girl he can't get off his mind and a revelation that completely destroys his world. Directed by Noboru Ishiguro. (sci fi, action, slice of life, +14) (Subtitled) (ADV Films)

Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

The Lost Bladesman
During the warring period of the three kingdoms, ancient China is in turmoil. To unify the country general CAO CAO, the real power behind the emperor, enlists the aid of the greatest warrior in the land Guan Yun Chang (Donnie Yen). However, Guan is a loyal friend of Cao’s enemy Liu Bei.

Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Gegege No Kitaro
Kitarou, a ghost, spends his afterlife helping humans in need of his skills. He thwarts the plans of evil spirits who live to torment humanity.

Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Kimagure Orange Road
A romantic triangle develops between a teenge boy and two ladies, but the boy's family (who have psychich powers) may have their own ideas on how things should turn out. (romance, comedy, slice-of-life, fantasy) (general audiences) (AnimEigo)

Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

An Hour with Suzuko Mimori
Speakers
avatar for Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori is a 26 year old voice actress who is best known for her roles in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (Sherlock Shellingford), Cardfight!! Vanguard (Kourin), and Yuriyuri (Himawari Furutani). In addition to being a voice actress, Suzuko can sing and dance! She has studied ballet, jazz, and tap from a young age. She loves to cook, watch movies, and going to Karaoke with her friends.


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Engrish Jamboree
Take a look at how the English language is used in anime.


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Talking with Fred Schodt
Come learn from an award-winning translator and author! Fred Schodt has been writing about and translating manga since 1977. His body of work includes classics as Osamu Tezuka's Astro Boy and Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell. As an author, he's penned numerous well-known books, such as Manga! Manga! The World of Japanese Comics and the Manga/Anime Revolution.

Speakers
avatar for Fred Schodt

Fred Schodt

Frederik L. Schodt is a writer, translator, and conference interpreter. He began reading manga in 1970, translating them in 1977, and writing and speaking about them around 1980. Some of the translations he has worked on (either alone or with others) include Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix and Astro Boy, Riyoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, and Naoki Urasawa/Osamu Tezuka’s Pluto, to name a few. His best known... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Creator Spotlights
Very popular last year, we have even more slots for our many attending editors. Let them razzle-dazzle you with their favorite creations and even present some behind the scenes features and commentary of their works!

Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Drawing 101
Drawing 101: Time to learn some basics! Every journey starts with a first step and drawing is no exception. You wanna learn how to get better or just somewhere to start? Then we’re the workshop for you!

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Thirteen years after the original Mobile Suit Gundam series, arch villain Char Aznable plans to drop a large asteroid onto Earth unless government forces led by Amuro Rei and Bright Noah can stop him. (mecha, action, drama, +14) (subtitled) (Bandai)

Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Hex Hex Deluxe
Friday September 28, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

2:30pm

Autographs - Johnny Yong Bosch
Johnny Bosch's autograph session. There is a two item limit on what he can sign.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:30pm

Keeping Your Cosplay Organized
Cosplay is a fun and wonderful hobby, but if we’re not careful, it can take over our rooms, our stress levels, our time, and even our bank accounts! Join Kichara, a cosplayer with 9 years experience, for this panel that explores how to maintain your sanity while still having a great time cosplaying.


Friday September 28, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:00pm

Kuroko's Basketball
A lot of our users were going back and forth between which was better,  Kids on the Slope, or This. (Sports, slice of life, general audiences) (Subtitled, Crunchyroll)

Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Two grand space forces prepare fo battles both military and political. Directed by Noboru Ishiguro. (war, politics, general audiences, subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Mushishi
Mushi are neither plants nor animals. Instead they resemble the primeval body of life. Their existence and appearance are unknown to many and only a limited number of humans are aware of them. Ginko is a "Mushi-shi" who travels around to investigate and find out more about the "Mushi". (Fantasy, mythology, English, Funimation)

Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

The ¥25,000 Pyramid
From Anime Weekend Atlanta, this is the ¥25,000 Pyramid! Join two of our special guests in a fun and challenging game show where your ability to communicate is the most important factor! Can you describe seven anime-related words or phrases to your partner in thirty seconds? Are you great at the board game Taboo? If so, make sure to come to the show and try out, because if your skills are good you could make it to our endgame where you can win up to ¥25,000 in prizes in less than sixty seconds.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →
avatar for Amy Howard Wilson

Amy Howard Wilson

Born in Detroit on May 28, 1955, I was "bit by the acting bug" in high school. I am a proud graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City - Class of '75. In 1979, I was working in the front office of the Weist-Barron School For TV and Commercial Acting. Kit Carter, the casting director, called the school looking for non-union talent to do the English dub for a new Japanese animated series, which would eventually come to... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Quick
Gi-su is working as a bike messenger. After delivering a package to an office, the building blows up just after he leaves. Gi-su doesn't think his package was connected to the blast. Gi-su is later asked to drive Ah-rom, the lead vocalist of girl group OK Girls, to a televised stadium concert that she is late for. To his surprise, he finds that she is actually Chun-shim who is still angry at how she was treated years earlier...

Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Random Steve Jackson Games
Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

3:15pm

Autographs - Ryo Horikawa, Ayumi Kino & Suzuko Mimori
Speakers
avatar for Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa is a famous voice actor and is best known for the voice of Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z.” Horikawa has been performing in movie and TV dramas since grade-school. He has over 28 years experience as an voice actor, and over 45 years experience as an actor. His credits include, “Saint Seiya,” Andromeda Shun,; “Detective CONAN,” Hattori Heiji; “Legend of Galactic Heroes,” Reinhard; “Dragon Ball” series, Vegeta... Read More →
avatar for Ayumi Kino

Ayumi Kino

Ayumi is a new Manga Artist and is only 22 years old. Her debut work is the first e-manga titled “Magical Dreamers.” She focuses on slice of life stories including melancholic and pop culture while incorporating darker matters. She believes that imagination and creativity are today’s Magic, and that all human beings are magicians! Her favorite food is rice casserole; she is interested in the universe and space; and she enjoys seeing people... Read More →
avatar for Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori is a 26 year old voice actress who is best known for her roles in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (Sherlock Shellingford), Cardfight!! Vanguard (Kourin), and Yuriyuri (Himawari Furutani). In addition to being a voice actress, Suzuko can sing and dance! She has studied ballet, jazz, and tap from a young age. She loves to cook, watch movies, and going to Karaoke with her friends.


Friday September 28, 2012 3:15pm - 4:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Con 101: Convention Etiquette
First con? We feel your pain. There are people everywhere, and they’re all dressed funny. Some of them more than others. (You know who you are.) Come join us as we talk about some of the Dos and Don’ts of attending one of these weekend long roller coasters.

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Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Japanese Cooking: Beyond Sushi
Do you desperately want to cook Japanese food? Don’t know where to start? This panel is the solution to your dilemma! Learn tips for traditional cooking methods and basic recipes that will give you a solid foundation for creating fabulous Japanese cuisine. No cooking experience necessary.

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Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Anime Music Videos 101
Would YOU like to make and Anime Music Video? All you need these days is a mid-range computer, your MP3 and DVD collection and the Interwebs. Join VAT Director Daric "Jingoro" Jackson and friends as he demonstrates the basics of making your own AMV. We'll cover artistic and technical topics and answer questions from the audience.


Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:30pm

Starting a Webcomic...and Beyond!

Starting a Webcomic...and Beyond! Always wanted to create a webcomic, but don't know how to start? Never fear! Let WeGo4Kyo Cosplay -- creators of Con Season -- and Jennie Breeden -- creator of The Devil's Panties -- tell you their experiences in creating and launching a webcomic. We will be covering treacherous topics such as building websites, gaining an audience, and (of course) making better comics!



Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Turning Tricks in Photoshop for Fun and Profit
Learn some basic short cuts and/or time savers in Adobe Photoshop from Yad Mui. Yad has been using and abusing Photoshop for over 14 years. Creating everything from comics to wonderful stand alone illustrations, Yad is formerly of Imbrium Studios and even did some work for Studio Iron Cat back in the old days. Both traditional training and practical usage of the program has taught him much. And with a program like Photoshop the more you use it the more you learn from and about it. This panel will have a presentation followed by questions and answers! You don't want to miss a second!

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Friday September 28, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Autographs - Heidi
**Special Note** Heidi will be doing all their signings at their special booth which is in the far back right corner of the dealers room. There is a signing limit of one item per person.

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Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Katanagatari 1-2
This story takes place in the Edo era where Yasuri Shichika is the seventh head of the Kyotou school of Japanese sword martial arts living in Fushou Island with his sister Nanami. With the order from a female samurai general Togame, he sets out for a trip to collect the twelve treasured swords created by a legendary swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki. (fantasy, NIS America, Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

Polar Bear Café
It's a world where animals can talk and basically coexist with humans.  This is really really weird.  There are a lot of superstar voice actors in it and it's super quirky.  Plus the show is just good stupid fun. (general audience, Subtitled, Crunchyroll)

Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

Serial Experiments Lain
Lain Iwakura appears to be an ordinary girl, with almost no experience with computers. Yet the sudden suicide of a schoolmate, and a number of strange occurrences, conspire to pull Lain into the world of the Wired, where she gradually learns that nothing is what it seems to be... not even Lain herself. (sci-fi, mystery, cyberpunk, drama) (Funimation premeire-Blu Ray Remaster)

Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

Transformers: Master Force
A new set of autobots and decepticons battle, with one of them getting a new body resembling Optimus Prime. (action, mecha, general audiences, subtitles).

Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

Autographs - Fred Schodt
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Fred Schodt

Frederik L. Schodt is a writer, translator, and conference interpreter. He began reading manga in 1970, translating them in 1977, and writing and speaking about them around 1980. Some of the translations he has worked on (either alone or with others) include Osamu Tezuka’s Phoenix and Astro Boy, Riyoko Ikeda’s Rose of Versailles, Masamune Shirow’s Ghost in the Shell, and Naoki Urasawa/Osamu Tezuka’s Pluto, to name a few. His best known... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Modeling and Cosplay
Think you have what it takes to model? Join a panel of our cosplay guests who double-time as pro models to learn the ins and outs of the industry.

Speakers
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Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could use all her experience as a seamstress and costume maker to create distinctive pieces and over the top costumes she presented in her pictures and in... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

An Hour with You Kikkawa
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You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:30pm

Ancient Anime
Let’s watch cartoons before the audience was born! Heck, let’s watch cartoons from before the PANELISTS were born! A look at really REALLY old anime, as in ranging from prewar to wartime propaganda to the first feature length anime film and the foundational classics of modern anime. Cartoons in Black and White!!


Friday September 28, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:30pm

AMV Gameshow
What happens when you take an audience interactive original gameshow concept and build it around AMVs? Well, you get the AMV Gameshow of course! It's full of fun, entertaining videos and chances throughout the entire show for audience members to participate and win lots of prizes. And, oh yes, since it's hosted by a Canadian, you'll certainly have to find out how a sprinkle of Canadian content fits into game play!

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avatar for Vlad G Pohnert

Vlad G Pohnert

AD of VAT: Programming, Canada Editors United
The Mighty Candadian's  amv org profile is found here: | http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_myprofile.php?user_id=73


Friday September 28, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

La Storia Delia
The show is about mobsters in the Mediterranean who have tarot related super powers.  Seems fun so far! (action, phenomena, +14) (Crunchyroll, Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Zillion
In 2387, Earth's most successful off-world colony is under siege by a savage race of seemingly invincible warrior-cyborgs called "the Noza Empire". The Marisian Defense Forces are severely outclassed when a trio of guns of immense power are found by the colonists and dubbed the "Zillion Weapon System" given to a team of three young colonists called "the White Naughts". (sci-fi, action, +14) Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Ball Dance Class

This is your chance to learn how to dance (or brush up on your skills!) before the ball. Our own Ball DJ and Dance Mistress, Miss Michiru, will lead you through several dance styles to get you ready for the big night.


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Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - Williams Prefunction Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

An Hour with Heidi
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Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Karate Girl
In Okinawa, Ayaka Kurenai was born in the world’s greatest legendary Karate family. When she was a child, her family was attacked by a mysterious gang that seeks legendary black belt. Her father Soujiro Kurenai was killed and her younger sister was taken in front of her. Time has passed. In Yokohama, she was spending her life as a normal high school girl, hiding her real name and her status as a heir of the legendary Karate family. However, one incident brought her a fateful encounter with her sister who was separated in their childhood. But, her sister was raised as a heartless killing machine by the mysterious gang who took her. . .

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Ask An Anime Character
Got a burning question you absolutely have to have answered? What a coincidence - we have answers. Come ask your questions and hear how your favorite characters would respond.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →
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Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Blue Exorcist: Saving Assiah
Come one, come all; let Rin and Yukio from True Cross Academy help you to become an exorcist! Join in a series discussion and learn about the demons plaguing the human world. Play carnival-style "training games" to earn the title of Aria, Dragoon, Knight, Doctor, or Tamer. The show is about to begin!

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Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Ghosts of Japan
Presented by Miss Fortune's Mysteries: A look into the ghost stories, folk tales, and urban myths of Japanese culture, as well as references to them found in anime, manga, and video games.

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Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Gaia Game Show
If you enjoy fun, games, contests and random awesomeness, come to the Gaia Game Show. We've got some cool surprises and fantastic prizes up our sleeve, so come prepared for a good time. All attendees are guaranteed to walk away with a prize!


Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Princess Mononoke
A teenage warrior looks to alleviate his curse by finding a mythical forest spirit, but winds up becoming involved in a war between industrializing humand and animal gods. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. (fantasy, adventure, drama, +14)(Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Redline
"Sweet JP" nearly wins the "Yellowline" race against a host of semi-pro alien drivers, but just before the finish line JP's car is sabotaged by an explosive device. While recuperating JP finds out that he was selected for the "Redline" race to determine the best in the universe despite not qualifying in the last race. (sci-fi, sports, action, +14) (Subtitled) (Manga Entertainment)

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Maid Cafe

Join the AWA Imperial Maids for coffee, tea, dessert and games in “The Gallery” (downstairs in the Mall across from Jock’s and Jill’s). Now, enjoy a new lower price with the same great service! Cost is $10 per person, which covers the cost of a drink and a dessert of your choice. Snack on pastries and treats from the accomplished ovens of the Galleria Convention Centre’s incredible chefs while you test your skill against that of your Maid hostess (and your tablemates) at “Candyland,” “Go Fish,” “Rock Paper Scissors” and other games. Marvel at the pure unbridled cuteness of our Maids!


Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Persona 4 Arena Tournament
$10 Entry Fee. Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match At Semifinals.

Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

D&D ORIENTAL ADVENTURES
Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Maid, the RPG
Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

ZOMBIE D20
Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

THE TOKYO AVENGERS!
Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:30pm

Autographs - Marie Claude Bourbonnais
Speakers
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Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could use all her experience as a seamstress and costume maker to create distinctive pieces and over the top costumes she presented in her pictures and in... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:30pm

How to Take Your Passion for Photography to a Profession
When you do what you love; you never work a day in your life. (Or do you?). Join Dim Horizon Studio on a discussion over our methodology for taking your passion and beginning the journey to becoming a professional.


Friday September 28, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

WORLD OF DARKNESS TOKYO
Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Night Hood
90s Canadian cartoon focusing on the heroic exploits of Arsene Lupin as he foils crooks and fools police while saving folks. Think of it as Bruce Wayne's french getaway. (kids, English)

Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Space Brothers
When they were young, the brothers Mutta and Hibito promised each other they would become astronauts. Now, in 2025, Hibito has followed his dream to become the first Japanese on the moon, but Mutta has just been fired from his job. His brother reminds him of their childhood promise, and Mutta decides once again to aim for space. (comedy, science fiction, general audiences) subtitled, Crunchyroll

Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Video Game Wasteland
A compilation of various video game oddities including glitches, cancelled games, bootleg imports, and more. Audience commentary welcomed.

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Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

Nat-chan's Top 10
Help celebrate the hobby by joining Nat-chan in counting down - in no particular order - a selection of the best videos released during the past year. Together we can enjoy the experience and when it's all over, you'll want to grab them all.

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Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Sailor Moon: Celebrating a Classic
Bring your moon wands and minions as we talk about the series that revolutionized the magical girl genre! So join us or "In the name of the Moon, We shall punish you!"

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Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

Deco D.I.Y
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn the basic skills you need to start encrusting all of your posessions with faux-sonfections! Techniques will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to follow along. A limited number of supply kits for this workshop will be available for purchase all weekend at the Frill Boutique.


Friday September 28, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:30pm

K-Pop in Japan
Fan of Big Bang? Girls’ Generation? BEAST? Kara? SHINee? Come join us in a discussion about Korean Pop music’s popularity in Japan as well as around the world. A variety of music videos will be shown as well as trivia questions at the end.

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Friday September 28, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:30pm

Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel

Sentai Filmworks is one of the fastest-growing anime companies in North America, including hit series like Gintama, Eyeshield 21 and hit blockbuster movies like Appleseed.


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David Williams

David Williams has been in the anime industry for over 19 years doing everything from subtitling to DVD production, marketing to ADR directing. He is currently working with Sentai Filmworks where he has helped to bring out titles such as, High School of the Dead, Angel Beats, Clannad and many others. As an ADR director with ADV Films, he directed shows such as D.N.Angel, Angelic Layer, Pretear, Najica Blitz Tactics and many others too... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:30pm

Girl's Cosplay 101: Giving Yourself an Anime Body
Ever want to cosplay that sorceress but didn’t have the.. ah, womanly assets? Or maybe the opposite? Too much up top to pull off that boyish figure? This panel is about those problems. From hair, to wearing wigs, to how to make your body shape look a little on the impossible side, we’re going to try and cover every base for a girl trying to put on those finishing little details that come before the costume.


Friday September 28, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:30pm

Magic To Win
When a down-on-her-luck college student inherits magical powers from her mysterious professor, she finds herself caught up in a war among wizards. Realizing she holds the only key from preventing the destruction of the universal timeline, she joins forces with other keepers of ancient magic in an attempt to save the world.

Friday September 28, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Dragon's Heaven
In the year 3195, there was a war between an army of robots and the humans. When Shaian, a sentient combat armor, lost his companion in battle, he shut down until his internal systems spotted a new human. It`s now almost a 1000 years later, and Shaian`s greatest enemy is still alive and doing battle in Brazil. With a new friend`s help, Shaian may be able to stop this evil force before another war rages over the continent. (mecha, sci fi, Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Accel World
In 2046, people can access a virtual network known as the Neurolinker via their cellphone terminals. A perpetual victim of bullying, middle school student Haruyuki spends his time absorbed in games in a corner of his local network. One day he is approached by the most famous girl in his school, Kuroyukihime (Black Snow Princess). She gives him a strange program called Brain Burst that has the power to "accelerate the world." (sci-fi, action, comedy, drama, romance, +14) (Viz Media, Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Bodacious Space Pirates
Marika is a first year high school student living on a planet known as Uminoakeboshi. One day she finds out that her recently deceased father was once the captain of the space pirate ship called the "Bentenmaru". More importantly, the only one to inherit the captain's title has to be a direct descendant—meaning that Marika is next in line to become the captain of the ship. (sci-fi, adventure, +14) (Subtitled, sentai filmworksl)

Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Ryo Horikawa Concert
Ryo Horikawa sings for us. Vic Mignogna is his special guest singer.

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Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa is a famous voice actor and is best known for the voice of Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z.” Horikawa has been performing in movie and TV dramas since grade-school. He has over 28 years experience as an voice actor, and over 45 years experience as an actor. His credits include, “Saint Seiya,” Andromeda Shun,; “Detective CONAN,” Hattori Heiji; “Legend of Galactic Heroes,” Reinhard; “Dragon Ball” series, Vegeta... Read More →
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

AMV Hell 6: The End of the Universe 2012
The completion Universide, a self-fulfilling Mayan prophecy: A music video project to end the 21st century. Come see the latest installment of the ADD-driven comedy masterpiece extravaganza spectacular sensation phenomenon smash.

Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Taking place early in the famous anime series, Vash The Stampede deals with the ramifications of a bank robbery he interfered with twenty years earlier. (Steampunk, action, comedy, sci-fi, general audiences) (Funimation) (Dubbed)

Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

King of Fighters 13 Tournament
$10 Entry Fee. Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match At Semifinals.

Friday September 28, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:30pm

Robot Carnival
Segments from the excellent anthology film with various stories about mecha, etc. (Drama, sci-fi, abstract, general audiences) (Dubbed)

Friday September 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:30pm

An Hour with h.NAOTO
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h.NAOTO

The world knows Japan as the birthplace of popular subcultures like Anime, Manga, and Cosplay. One fashion designer took subculture fashion to mainstream. His name is Naoto Hirooka, and he is the creative designer of h. NAOTO, Japan’s most successful Gothic-Punk-Lolita fashion empire. Naoto joined S-inc Co., Ltd. in 1999 after graduating from prestigious Bunka Fashion College. Soon his incomparable talent was noticed and in 2000, he... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:30pm

Godzilla! A Legend of Monsters
Not many know much about the big G other than that he’s a radioactive monster played by a guy in a rubber suit. Come to the panel to receive a history lesson on G’s filmography and history, Toho Studio’s great collection of monsters, and the work put into bringing Tokyo to stomping-size and bringing the monsters to life.

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Friday September 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

Bible Black RPG
18+ only. *MUST SHOW ID; NO EXCEPTIONS!*

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Gosick
GOSICK takes place in 1924 in a small, made-up European country of Sauville. The story centers on Kazuya Kujo, the third son of a Japanese Imperial soldier, who is a transfer student to St. Marguerite Academy, where urban legends and horror stories are all the rage. There he meets Victorique, a mysterious yet beautiful and brilliant girl who never comes to class and spends her days reading the entire content of the library or solving mysteries that even detectives can't solve. (+14, sic-fi, mystery, ) (Subtitled) (Crunchyroll)

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Japanese Toy Collecting: A History and a Hobby
Anime and toys have always been connected, ever since the early days like when Mazinger Z toys were sold. Come join CollectionDX in discussing the history of anime and toys, and how they have grown together throughout the years.”

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

Anime Nihongo: What to Use, What Not to Use and How to Use It
"Georgia State University Professor Yuki Takatori will speak on several aspects of Japanese language that differ between everyday Japanese and that which is used in anime and manga.

Topics will include: - Formal vs Informal Style in Anime Nihongo - Use of onomatopoetic words and phrases - How NOT to use Anime Nihongo at school"


Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Digital vs Pocket: The Monster Debate
Many out there know that Pokemon and Digimon are two vastly different series that disagree with each other like the Star Wars and Star Treck shows. This panel will include a debate and discussion of the two series and how they differ and are similar and maybe, just maybe, we will find out an answer to which is superior above the other.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

Legend of the Millennium Dragon
Jun Tendo is a young teenager who is taken to the past to fight in a mystic war during the Heian period in Japan. Legend says that Jun should be able to control Orochi, a powerful eight-headed dragon. Viewed as a savior, he is confused on what he is supposed to do (historical, swordsmen, mystical, +14) Subtitled

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Time Masters
French animated movie. Piel, a 7 or 8 year old boy, is alone on the desert planet Perdide, only survivor of an attack by giant hornets. Calling for help, Piel's father's friend Jaffar keeps contact with the kid and hurries across space toward Perdide. Features artwork and designs by Moebius (R.I.P.) (sci-fi, action, drama, general audiences) (Subtitled)

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Totally Lame Anime
Can cartoons be bad? PAINFULLY bad? Bad in a way that brings shame to both the viewer and the viewee... but still hurt so good? The answer is "heck yeah!" Join bad anime expert Neil Nadelman as he unlocks Pandora's box of terrible Japanese cartoons... cartoons that fail in really bad - really funny - ways.

Speakers
avatar for Neil Nadelman

Neil Nadelman

If everybody had to learn Japanese to enjoy anime, the craze would've died out long ago. Fortunately, tireless workers like Neil carefully transpose its exciting exclamations into clear English, allowing you to start reading between the lines and write slash about all the pretty boys! Neil toiled over Area 88, Giant Robo, Slayers, Grave of the Fireflies and literally trillions of other titles, and has guest-lectured at MIT on the topic.


Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

New Made Old: Distressing Fabrics and Props
If you find the perfect piece, and it is too perfect, how can you age it without ruining the whole thing? Come find out at New Made Old! Members of Penny Dreadful Productions lead you through dying, distressing, and aging techniques for costumes, accessories, an even some props. Bring your questions and drawings, and we'll show you how we'd do it. Don't try this at home until you've heard our advice! All levels of interest welcome.


Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

Moonlit Forest Gala
The Moonlit Forest Gala will take place in the Cobb Galleria Centre Williams Ballroom. From okami to tanuki to humans, all are welcome to this enchanted event!

Please remember that the gala is a formal event. You can draw the inspiration for your garb from the fineries of the royalty and nobles of your kingdom.

The AWA Ball is a formal ballroom dancing event and not a standard convention masquerade dance. It is not a costume party, but an actual ball filled with your fellow formally-attired anime fans. We present an elegant evening of refined music and entertainment not found at any other convention.

As always, the dress code is Black Tie. Formal wear is preferred; formal cosplay is encouraged. You do not need to dress according to the theme, but you are required to meet the basic demands of a formal event. A jacket and tie is the minimum required for the Gentlemen, and a knee length or longer dress for the Ladies. Weapons are not allowed in the Ball. This is a peaceful evening of dancing and merriment, not a showplace for the artifacts of conflict.

Friday, Sept. 28th 2012

Tickets: $30.00 at the door

Doors open 8pm, Dining and Dancing until Midnight.
Dress Code: Black Tie Invited (formal wear preferred, suits/dresses allowed). Formal Cosplay allowed.
The Ball features our exclusive Live string quartet playing Ballroom dances and Anime themes. Buffet/light snacks included in ticket price. A non-alcoholic cash bar will also be available. There will be a ballroom dance class Friday afternoon outside the Williams Ballroom (check your schedule for the time).

Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 11:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABCDEFG Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

Resident Evil RPG
Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

8:30pm

Autographs - Vic Mignogna
Vic will be signing autographs and selling his music CDs. *Very Important* Please note that his autograph signing will be in front of the Dealers Room entrance.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

AMV Celebrity Roast
The AMV roast is a special time in an editor's career. We select only the best, most ripe AMV editors we can find. Carefully
prepared, we then present them to you live on stage and begin spouting insulting degradation, immoral euphemisms and
otherwise naughty words in their general direction for your personal amusement. Nowhere else at any convention will you get
this much schadenfreude in one sitting. Which decorated AMV maker will be our victim this year? I supposed you'll have to be
there to find out!


Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:30pm

Wild 7
To combat rising crime and terrorist activities in Japan, the Japanese National Police Agency authorizes the formation of a secret motorcycle unit known as the Wild 7. The motley group consists of reformed convicts – ranging from simple thugs to former Yakuza members. The Wild 7 are tasked to take out criminals the police cannot touch – due to the criminal’s connection with politicians and wily lawyers. Based on Mikiya Mochizuki’s manga series “Wild 7”, published in the Weekly Shonen King from September, 21 1969 – July 16, 1979.

Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:30pm

Funimation Town Hall
A more in-depth, intimate look at what's going on with FUNimation. With the crowd, we will pick a couple of topics to discuss and explore with many opportunities for questions and commentary. A brand-new panel experience from FUNimation, one of the leaders in North American Anime.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 10:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

Quick and Dirty Japanese Street Fashion

"As one of the world's major fashion hotspots, Tokyo, Japan is well known for its quirky sense of street style. Come check out what's in (and what's out!) on the streets of Harajuku, Shibuya, and everything in between, and maybe even learn a thing or two about how it all got started! Just learning? We'll give you some hints on where to shop!

This year, come ready to enter our Street-Fashion Coordinate contest! Prizes will be awarded to the most creative outfits!"


Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

Karaoke
Join our usual Friday night host Ed Hill along with the team from Ai Tunes Karaoke Lounge for a night of masterful music and memories. Definitively musical. Certainly memorable.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Food Court Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00pm

Chihayafuru
 Chihaya Ayase is a frank and ebullient girl who becomes fascinated by the obscure world of competitive karuta, a card game based on Japanese poetry. Introduced to the aggressive style of the game by a quiet and thoughtful elementary school classmate named Arata Wataya, the two quickly become close friends. They start playing as a group with Taichi Mashima, Chihaya's smart and athletic childhood friend. (slice of life, general audiences) (Subtitled, Crunchyroll)

Friday September 28, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

The Art of Fanservice
So, anime has kids' shows and hentai, but what about that vast area in between? Not quite porn but definitely not kid's stuff... Come and check out The "Art" of Fan Service and find out more. This panel will explore fan service in all its forms - of which there are many - and how fan service for ladies is vast and varied (AND MAKES NO SENSE TO GUYS). Hosted by Anime World Order.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

The Dominion of the Monkey King
This a presentation of anime influenced by the Chinese Monkey King legend. Yes folks, there were others besides Dragon Ball and Saiyuki. Come check out some clips and possibly win a prize or two.


Friday September 28, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00pm

King of Thorn
The Medusa virus, a sickness that turns people to stone, ravages the Earth’s population and in an attempt to save humanity, a select group are placed into cryogenic sleep, scheduled to wake up in the far future. However, the sleepers wake up earlier than expected to find that monsters are attacking the facility, and the only way out is to put their trust in each other. (drama, psychological, terror, +14) (English) (Funimation)

Friday September 28, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Brawl 2v2 Tournament
Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 3 Stock, 5 Minute Timer, Items at Off and None, 4 Stock, 2/3 Matches at Semifinals

Friday September 28, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:30pm

Gods of Japan
Presented by Miss Fortune's Mysteries: A look into the world of Japanese Religion and Mythology. Subjects include Shinto and Buddhism, as well as references to them in anime, manga, and video games.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 9:30pm - 11:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

Light Years
French animated movie also known as 'Gandahar'. A race of primitive humanoids with organic technology face invasion by a robot army and must rely on a single agent sent to investigate the cause. (sci-fi, drama, action, +14) (English)

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Macross Frontier: The Wings of Goodbye
Decades after the original Macross TV series, a rookie pilot, a young aspiring singer, and a galactic superstar attempt to survive attacks by vicious insect-like creatures. (Action, mecha, sci-fi, general audiences)

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Campione
 Godō Kusanagi is a 16-year-old high school boy, who once killed the god "Verethragna" and acquired the title of "Campione" ("God Killer") when he was 15. Erica Brandelli is a 16-year-old Italian girl, who is a "Great Knight" of the magic society "Bronze Black Cross" and had fought together with Godo to defeat Verethragna. Godo doesn't like fighting but his title of "Campione" makes him get involved in battles against other Campiones and uncontrollable gods. (+14, Subtitled, Crunchyroll)

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Salarymanga: Comics for and About Business Professionals
Salarymanga looks at Japanese comics written for and about professional/white collar workers! So, loosen your tie, grab a cup of coffee and join us for discussion before we have to catch the last train!

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

Life Drawing Workshop
Learn the essentials in any art field. Here we will explore drawing the human body the only right way to do this.. by drawing an actual HUMAN from life! Basics of construction and structure lines will be gone over as well as some basic measurements as hard and fast rules, but by no means the begin all and end all. This crash course will be presented by Yad Mui, who has had faaar too many years of drawing just about everything. There will be a $15 materials and model fee for this workshop.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - 11:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

World of Hentai (18+)
Join us for the seedy side of anime. Explore the World of Hentai with party games, giveaways and hilarious antics! 18+ only.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Anime Hell

Slide yourself in for two hours of crazy clip show madness. For the past 15 years (!!) Dave has been screening only the finest of nutsy anime footage, movie trailers, fake ads, real ads that should be fake, training movies, short films, and whatever else he can find that’s reasonably short and kinda cool. Innovative? No. Educational? Probably not. Entertaining? We think so.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan



Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Anime Music Video DANCE
Friday night would not be complete without the VAT AMV Dance! Come on down and dance to your favorite AMVs as we
pump up the volume and get you grooving.

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Frill Boutique Kickoff Party
Join the staff of the Frill Boutique for a preview of the weekend's events as well as an opportunity to make some new fancy friends!

Friday September 28, 2012 10:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00am
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30pm

New Dragon Gate Inn (10:30)
It is three years after the infamous Dragon Inn was burnt down in the desert. When its innkeeper Jade vanished, a new gang of marauders had taken over: innkeepers by day, and treasure hunters by night. The inn is the rumoured location of a lost city buried under the desert, and its hidden treasure would only be revealed by a mighty storm every sixty years.

Friday September 28, 2012 10:30pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:30pm

Gundam Wing: Fanfic or Fact? PG13
Do you have a question you always wanted to ask your favorite Gundam Wing character? Ever wondered why the characters did some those crazy things? Who is really in love with whom?! Find out what is fanfiction, what is fact. Take the chance to interact and question the cast of Gundam Wing, and enjoy examples and exerts of music, video, and art. Each Pilot will have a specialty prize for those who show themselves worthy of the cause and the title of fellow pilot! PG 13

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 10:30pm - 11:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30pm

All-Series PJ Party
Come one, come all, the PJ Party is fun for everyone! Come hang out, play games and have some snacks surrounded by friends and fellow Otaku alike! Characters of all series are welcome, but you must be in the proper attire… PJs! We're on our fourth year running and expect this year to be fully awesome! Grab your friends and your plushies, cuz it'll be a blast!

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 10:30pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30am
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00pm

High School of the Dead
Taking place in Modern Japan, this series follows a group of high school students trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. George A Romero would be so proud. (Horror, fanservice, +17) (Sentai Filmworks) (Dubbed)

Friday September 28, 2012 11:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00pm

Kids On The Slope
Summer 1966: Kaoru Nishimi has moved to live with relatives in Kyūshū. He's been an aloof honor student his whole life, but that starts changing when he meets Sentarō Kawabuchi, the school's notorious bad boy. Through him, he learns the appeal of jazz and forms his first real friendships. (slice of life, drama, music, Subtitled, Crunchyroll)

Friday September 28, 2012 11:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00pm

Kimono 101
This class goes into the basics of how to tell one kind of kimono apart from another. Is the kimono for a man or a woman? How formal is it? When can it be worn? How do you put a kimono on? Demonstrations at the end of class will be given on how to put on your kimono and tie your obi.

Speakers

Friday September 28, 2012 11:00pm - Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00am

Persona Trinity Soul
In Ayanagi City, a calamity caused by the "Apathy Syndrome" has police chief Ryo attempting to discover the cause behind a series of strange events, and finds that the mysterious "Persona" has awakened… (mystery, sci-fi, phenomena, +14) (Subtitled) (NIS America)

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am - 1:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Midnite Madness
If hilarious anime parodies are your thing, then you and your thing need to be at Midnite Madness, where parody scholar extraordinaire Ryan Gavigan brings forth the goofiest-ever dubbed anime goofs that ever dun goofed. It's a late night bonanza of laffs that lasts and lasts. And don't ask what time it starts!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am - 2:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Ozma
 In an endless desert without a speck of greenery, Sam Coyne rides a motor bike, looking for something, when he sees a girl being chased by seemingly-hostile ships. Sam saves the girl, whose name is Maya, who might actually not be a criminal on the run, but royalty... Before returning to the safety of his group's base, he sees a giant monster rise out of the sand. It's the monster who is his brother's enemy... The sand whale Ozma. Created by Leiji Matsumoto (Galaxy Express 999) (Subtitled, Crunchyroll)

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am - 3:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Yuri Marathon (+18)
This is a block dedicated to female homosexual adult anime. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted. IDs will be checked at the door. (Friday evening, midnight, Wilton)

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am - 4:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

MAAAAAN-ime for Guys
Tired of wedging yourself between delicate sensitivities and all the flower petals? Feel bulky and out of place because nothing is on fire? Then perhaps you're just a dude, looking to watch some bone-crushing old-school toons. We've dedicated a late night marathon just for you. Naturally, these anime will feature EXTREMELY violent content and parental discretion HIGHLY advised. Man-ime, PUT YOUR FACE IN FRONT OF IT. (Friday evening, midnight, Chambers) 

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00am - 5:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:30am

The Kid With The Golden Arm
Yang Yu Heng is asked by the government to escort a cargo of gold into a famine area. However, he must contend with the vicious Chi Sah gang who boast the individual talents of leader Golden Arm, plus Silver Spear, Iron Robe, and Brass Head. In order to protect the gold from their attentions, yang hires the services of swordsman Li Chin Ming and his girlfriend Miss Leng, the axe-wielding duo Yen and Feng, and drunk master Hai To. What follows is a battle of wits and strength between the protagonists, with the added dimension that the mysterious Iron Feet is also after the gold for his own purposes. But who is Iron Feet? The answer comes as something of a big surprise!

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30am - 2:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00am

C: Control - The Money and Soul of Possibility
The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved, and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro is a scholarship student whose only dream is to avoid all this and live a stable life as a civil servant. man who offers him the chance to make money fast. From then on Kimimaro is drawn into supernatural battles for the possibility of money.

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00am - 2:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00am

Top 100 Comedy Video Countdown MTV Style
How do we top last year’s Marathon of Morning Hell you ask? How about an MTV-style countdown of the some of the best and
funniest Comedy AMVs out there! Yes indeed, we’ll stay up past dawn to count them down. You’ll just have to stay awake if
you want to see some of the best ones out there as we count down to “one” into the wee hours of the morning!

Speakers
avatar for Vlad G Pohnert

Vlad G Pohnert

AD of VAT: Programming, Canada Editors United
The Mighty Candadian's  amv org profile is found here: | http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_myprofile.php?user_id=73


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00am - 7:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00am

Starship Troopers: Invasion
CG animated sequel to the 90s movie Starship Troopers. Psychic solder Carl commandeers the ship captained by his friend Carmen.... and disappears. A group of armored soldiers fight their way off a bug filled space station and head out in search of the missing vessel. Directed by Shinji Araramaki (Appleseed: Ex Machina) (sci-fi, violence, adult situations, gore, +17) (English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00am - 3:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00am

The Master
Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00am - 3:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:30am

5 Shaolin Masters
With the destruction of the Shaolin Temple, (5) students must each learn Shaolin techniques in order to defeat their Ching advisaries. But there's a "traitor" amongst them, but who is it ???

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30am - 5:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:30am

AMV Hell
A crazy collection of short anime clips set edited by fans to various songs. (comedy, +14)

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30am - 5:30am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
 
Saturday, September 29
 

5:00am

Open Play
Random choice. It's 4am in the morning. Anything could be shown while the rest of the world sleeps. What will be chosen? If you really wanna know, you'll have to step into the room to find out.

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00am - 8:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00am

Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters
Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00am - 8:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00am

Requests & Showcase
Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Cops
80s Cartoon where officers with super-weapons chase down all the bad guys they can. (kids, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 8:30am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Gon
A plucky dinosaur runs around the modern world and has adventures with other wildlife. (kids, subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Tiger Mask / Tiger Mask II
The exploits of a superheroic wrestler who wears a mask while taking down his opponents in the ring. (classic, sports, drama, general audiences) (Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Kamen Rider Wizard 
All you fans of Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and others Sentai & Tokusatsu heroes, come and check out the marathons of live action folks taking out monsters and bad guys. (Saturday morning, 7am - 1pm, Waverly)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Wings of Honneamise: Royal Space Force (25th)
Shiro wants to fly but his grades are too poor for the military so he joins the Space Force, dedicated to being the first to put a man into orbit sucessfully. Along the way, he deals with his own immaturity, a peace activist who begins to influence him and poitical maneuvers designed to stop him. (drama, sci-fi, general audinces) (Subtitled) (Bandai Visual, Gainax)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:30am

Starcom
Starcom
90s carton. U.S. space forces attempt to stop the invasion of Emperor Dark and his robot army. (Kids, sci fi English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:30am - 9:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Mysterious Cities of Gold
80s cartoon. In the 1800s, a little boy with the power to call out the sun, leads folks on a quest for treasure dealing with Mayan and Aztec cultures. (kids, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Casshan Robot Hunter
This 70s series follows Casshan, a fusion of man and machine. He fights against the Black King, a leader of self-aware machines who have wiped out most of the human population and conquered the world. (Violence, action, sci-fi? General audiences) (Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Dragon Quest
After the defeat of the demon lord Hadlar all of the monsters were unleashed from his evil will and moved to the island of Delmurin to live in peace. Dai is the only human living on the island. Having been raised by the kindly monster Brass, Dai's dream is to grow up to be a hero. He gets to become one when Hadlar is resurrected and the previous hero, Avan, comes to train Dai to help in the battle. (fantasy, Adventure, subtitled, General Audiences)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Breakfast At Dollfie's
What's more fun than breakfast at the convention? Breakfast with your fellow BJD enthusiasts! Kick off the first big morning of the convention the right way, so bring yourselves and your dolls… and your PJs! Slippers or shoes for humans are required.

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00am

Gokaiger vs Goseiger: 199 Hero Great Battle
All you fans of Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and others Sentai & Tokusatsu heroes, come and check out the marathons of live action folks taking out monsters and bad guys. (Saturday morning, 7am - 1pm, Waverly)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Expo Contest Showing
Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Registration
A Membership to AWA is admission to the convention.

This gives you access to all events (except the AWA Ball and any other events that require a ticket purchase) during the time you are at the convention.

Remember your Photo ID

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00am - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Registration 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:30am

Pirates of Darkwater
A young man learns that he is a prince with an urgent quest to save his world by finding 13 magical treasures of rule. (kids, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:30am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:30am

The World of Professional AMVs
This is a collection of AMVs released by Japanese studios since the early 80s to promote their respective shows and movies. Some of these were done by animators and fan editors who went on to become professionals in the industry. Come check out these works and maybe win a prize or two.


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:30am - 11:00am
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Kamen Rider OOO x Fourze: Movie War Mega Max
Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 1:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Galaxy Rangers
80s cartoon where 4 troopers partol the new frontier. (sci fi-kids, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 10:30am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Dragon Half
Mink—the daughter of a dragon and a retired dragonslaying knight—sets out on a journey to get tickets for a concert held by Dick Saucer, world-famous teen idol and dragon hunter. Meanwhile, the corrupt king of the land is trying to take her hostage to get at her mother, and his magic-using daughter seeks to foil Mink's quest out of sheer spite. (Fantasy, comedy, +14, Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Space Pirate Captain Harlock
A space Pirate battles mysterious aliens intent on conquering Earth. (classic, sci-fi, drama, action, Subtitiled) (Crunchyroll)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

An Hour with Johnny Yong Bosch
Want to meet the English voice behind tons of your favorite Anime characters? Then you're in luck, because Johnny Yong Bosch is here.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Sweet, Sweet History
From the classic and artistic form of amezaiku to the more modern treats of pocky and Hi-chews, come learn about the world of Japanese candy!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

The 13th Order: Intro to Our World
We are here to educate you in the world of Kingdom Hearts and then some.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Fate Stay Night: The Movie
Fate/Stay night chronicles a two-week period in the life of Shirō Emiya, an amateur mechanic who attends a school in Fuyuki City, Japan. Set 6 months after the PC game of the same name, the story follows Shiro on his quest to achieve his life ambition of being a "Hero of Justice". (fantasy, action, drama, +14) (subtitled) (Sentai Filmworks)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

How to Make Wings
Learn how to make your own costume and cosplay wings with Saratonin Studios. This panel covers all the tips and tricks for making feathered angel wings on a budget while still achieving professional looking results. We will also discuss making other styles and types of wings, including fairy and bat wings. Pictures and examples of wings in progress will be shown. There will be time for questions and answers about any kind of wing construction.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Hetalia: It's History!
History is boring, right? WRONG!! History is full of rivalries, angst, contradiction, censorship, and hilarious events. And who better to tell you than the countries themselves?

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Mortal Kombat Tournament
$10 Entry Fee. Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match At Semifinals, Kratos is Banned

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Costume Contest Judging
Come, be judged! Judging is by appointment only. Registration will run from 10:00 am until we run out of spots.

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 3:00pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Dealers Room
The AWA Dealers Room is where you can find and buy the latest from Japan and elsewhere. Scores of retailers from around the country will be attending.
The Dealers Room is located in Exhibit Halls C and D at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 7:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Con-Suite
Many convention guests don’t know about Consuite. It’s a little known haven tucked up on the 12th floor. Our job is to maintain that little haven, providing food and drinks and a place to hang out for weary convention guests. Consuite has other distractions for convention guests including anime videos set to music, art supplies to draw with and good company of other convention guests.

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 8:00pm
Renesance - Con-suite - Room 1208 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:30am

Galaxy High School
80s cartoon. (kids, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs
80s cartoon. Western styled sci-fi where four officers and their cowboy styled giant robot protect people against the invading Outriders. (kids, english)

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

PreCure: Girly Anime for Men or Manly Anime for Girls?
Pretty Cure is a mahou shoujo anime targeted at little girlsbut has a strong following amongst otaku in their 20s. While mahou shoujo anime have been increasingly targeted at older fans over the past few years, this is one of the few that has successfully captured both markets. In this panel, I will look at what makes this show so popular with its unintended fans, and how the creators have embraced them. Additionally, I will look at the parallels between PreCure fans and Bronies, and what the similarities and differences between the fandoms say about Japanese and American animation fans.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00am

Bento 101
Kawaii, crazy and incredibly delicious Japanese bento lunches are taking the world by storm. Learn about the history of bento boxes and get practical advice and information for making your own modern versions. Packing tips and design techniques for both cute and elegant bento packing will be included.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00am

Tim's Anime Treasure Chest
Join Tim Eldred for an hour of weird and wonderful anime treasure dredged up from his decades-deep collection. The highlight this year? Talking poop! If you miss this one, you'll regret it forever.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Eldred

Tim Eldred

Tim first saw anime back in the cave man days when Star Blazers came on air in 1979, and that spelled his doom. For the rest of his life, he followed an obsession that lead him into the professional comic book world, and then the animation industry, all on a quest to capture that magic. So far he's turned that quest into a website (starblazers.com), an original SF/comedy graphic novel titled "Grease Monkey" (greasemonkeybook.com), and a... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00am

Space Adventure Cobra
A wise-cracking thief with a secret weapon fights the evil Pirate Guild, who's led by a mysterious operative impervious to lasers. (sci-fi, action, comedy, drama, adult situations. +14) (Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

The Secret World of Arrietty
A sickly boy moves into his aunt's home where tiny humanoids apropriate household items that are mostlikely not to be missed, but the daughter of the Borrowers gains the sick boy's attention… Produced by Studio Ghibli. (fantasy, drama, slice of-life, general audiences)

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Kamen rider Movie wars : Megamax
All you fans of Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and other Sentai & Tokusatsu heroes, come and check out the marathons of live action folks taking out monsters and bad guys. (Saturday morning, 7am - 1pm Waverly)

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Creator Spotlights
Very popular last year, we have even more slots for our many attending editors. Let them razzle-dazzle you with their favorite creations and even present some behind the scenes features and commentary of their works!

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Galactic Quest CCG Arena
Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Cumberland Ballroom 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Tony Nations Game Bonanza
Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

GO Open Play
Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Open Gaming - [ AS SPACE PERMITS ]
Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Cumberland III

11:30am

Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
80s cartoon about plant-influenced car battles. (kids, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30am - 12:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30am

An Hour with Trina Nishimura
Want to meet the English voice behind tons of your favorite Anime characters? Then you're in luck, because the lovely Miss Trina Nishimura is here.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30am

Vertical 2012
Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:30am

ACEO & ATC Workshop!
Come create and learn about Art Trading Cards and ACEO’s. While they’re not like baseball cards or magic cards, they’re certainly tiny collectible works of art! Meet and trade with fellow artists or just come and have fun and flex those creative muscles!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

RED DRAGON INN 2
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

RESIDENT EVIL, THE DECK GAME
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

ZOMBIE CRUISE
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Otaku Fusion Bellydancing
Seraphina is returning to AWA to introduce more Otaku to the art of bellydance. She has over 20 years of dance experience and has appeared at numerous conventions across the US alongside local and national bands. Otaku Fusion is her own unique style that combines tribal fusion bellydance with traditional Japanese dance (Nihon Buyo) set to anime/video game tracks.

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00am
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Macross: Do You Remember Love
Hikaru Ichijoe joins the military space forces after he, a cute girl, and an island city are drawn into space during a battle between a restored battleship and a race of invading alien giants. Based on the TV series ewritten as the first segment of Robotech series. (Mecha, drama, action, general audiences) (Japanese Language)(SPECIAL PRESENTATION) (This movie will be played from the combo Japanese Blu Ray disc and Playstation 3 game, which we will be giving away following the screening in tribute to the movie's director, AWA 2007 Guest of Honor Noboru Ishiguro, who passed away earlier this year.)

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

SLUGFEST GAMES DEMO
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 11:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Fushigi Yûgi
Miaka Yuuki, an average middle school student caught up in studying for exams, is sucked into an ancient Chinese novel. There she discovers that she is in an ancient country in what is now China, Konan, and is to be the Priestess of one of the four gods, Suzaku. As the priestess, her duty is to gather the Seven Seishi of Suzaku, who are to be her protectors. (fantasy, shoujo, drama, +14 (Subtitled) (Media Blasters)

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Autographs - Heidi
**Special Note** Heidi will be doing all their signings at their special booth which is in the far back right corner of the dealers room. There is a signing limit of one item per person.

Speakers
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Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

Resident Evil RPG
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Soul Calibur 5 Tournament
$10 Entry Fee. Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match At Semifinals

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons Cheezegrinder
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Maid Cafe
Join the AWA Imperial Maids for coffee, tea, dessert and games in “The Gallery” (downstairs in the Mall across from Jock’s and Jill’s). Now, enjoy a new lower price with the same great service! Cost is $10 per person, which covers the cost of a drink and a dessert of your choice. Snack on pastries and treats from the accomplished ovens of the Galleria Convention Centre’s incredible chefs while you test your skill against that of your Maid hostess (and your tablemates) at “Candyland,” “Go Fish,” “Rock Paper Scissors” and other games. Marvel at the pure unbridled cuteness of our Maids!

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 6:30pm
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

BIG EYES, SMALL MOUTH - The Misadventures of the Pirate Ship Revenge!
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Random Steve Jackson Games
Saturday September 29, 2012 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:15pm

Autographs - Ryo Horikawa, Suzuko Mimori and Ayumi Kino
There is a two item limit on what they can sign.

Speakers
avatar for Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa is a famous voice actor and is best known for the voice of Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z.” Horikawa has been performing in movie and TV dramas since grade-school. He has over 28 years experience as an voice actor, and over 45 years experience as an actor. His credits include, “Saint Seiya,” Andromeda Shun,; “Detective CONAN,” Hattori Heiji; “Legend of Galactic Heroes,” Reinhard; “Dragon Ball” series, Vegeta... Read More →
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Ayumi Kino

Ayumi is a new Manga Artist and is only 22 years old. Her debut work is the first e-manga titled “Magical Dreamers.” She focuses on slice of life stories including melancholic and pop culture while incorporating darker matters. She believes that imagination and creativity are today’s Magic, and that all human beings are magicians! Her favorite food is rice casserole; she is interested in the universe and space; and she enjoys seeing people... Read More →
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Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori is a 26 year old voice actress who is best known for her roles in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (Sherlock Shellingford), Cardfight!! Vanguard (Kourin), and Yuriyuri (Himawari Furutani). In addition to being a voice actress, Suzuko can sing and dance! She has studied ballet, jazz, and tap from a young age. She loves to cook, watch movies, and going to Karaoke with her friends.


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:15pm - 1:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Leatherworking for Cosplay
Interested in learning how to work with leather? It isn’t as scary as you may think! Join Catherine Jones of GSTQ Fashions as she walks you through the basics of sewing, dyeing, cutting, molding and creating with both soft and hard leather.

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30am
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Black Butler: Troublesome Teatime
The noble houses of Phantomhive and Trancy cordially invite you to participate in Victorian etiquette lessons. Learn to be a proper lady or gentleman as you practice the rules governing tea etiquette alongside Ciel and company. Following a pleasant tea time, the infamous Madame Red will lead discussion in the Black Butler series, organize games, and instigate all manners of trouble.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30am
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Autographs - Johnny Yong Bosch
There is a two item limit on what he can sign.

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Creating and Cosplaying Original Characters
Looking to put an original twist on an established character or bring your own creation to life? Join the girls of B-Squad as we take you through the steps of creation and design of an original concept, and ways you can put a new spin on a favorite character.


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

Bubblegum Crisis: 25 Years of the Rockin' Knight Sabers!
Since the release of the first Bubble Gum Crisis OAV in February 1987, the story of Priss & The Knight Sabers’ battles against the Genom corporation has been a long standing phenomenon in both Japanese and American anime fandom. Come check out our celebration of this innovative cyberpunk series and its sequels such as AD Police and BGC 2040.


Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

SD Gundam: It Doesn't Stand for Superior Defender
Sure everyone knows about Gundam as one of the most popular giant robot shows out there, but what about SD Gundam? Take a step into the super deformed world of Gundam and learn that Gundam isn’t always about being serious. Sometimes it’s about making puns and bad jokes too.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Revolutionary Girl Utena
In an unusual fantasy world, young Utena decides whe doesn't want tobe a damsel waiting to be rescued but a knight capable of doing her own rescues. (fantasy, gender role reversal, shojo, +14) (Subtitled) (Right Stuf)

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Autographs - You Kikkawa
There is a signing limit of one item per person.

Speakers
avatar for You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Anime Match Game
Speakers
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan
avatar for Neil Nadelman

Neil Nadelman

If everybody had to learn Japanese to enjoy anime, the craze would've died out long ago. Fortunately, tireless workers like Neil carefully transpose its exciting exclamations into clear English, allowing you to start reading between the lines and write slash about all the pretty boys! Neil toiled over Area 88, Giant Robo, Slayers, Grave of the Fireflies and literally trillions of other titles, and has guest-lectured at MIT on the topic.
avatar for Amy Howard Wilson

Amy Howard Wilson

Born in Detroit on May 28, 1955, I was "bit by the acting bug" in high school. I am a proud graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City - Class of '75. In 1979, I was working in the front office of the Weist-Barron School For TV and Commercial Acting. Kit Carter, the casting director, called the school looking for non-union talent to do the English dub for a new Japanese animated series, which would eventually come to... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Whack-a-Catgirl
Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Let's Go
A stylized action film and a homage to 1980s Japanese superhero cartoons like Space Emperor God Sigma, director Wong Ching Po. Sheung (Juno Mak) has always believed in standing up in the name of justice. A stoic young man gifted with excellent fighting skills, Sheung plays the local hero by starting fights with the bullies of his neighborhood, much to the chagrin of his mother (Pat Ha). Soon, Sheung's fighting skills is recognized by a crime syndicate led by Hon Yu (Wang Yu), and Sheung is hired to become a bodyguard for Hon Yu's daughter Annie (Stephy Tang).

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Anime Blinded Me with Science!
When most people think of sci-fi anime they think of legendary giant robots, but some sci-fi anime gets the science more right that you may think! Learn why knowing what time it is tells you where you are courtesy of “Summer Wars”, and why there is no bigger maudlin tearjerker in fiction than General Relativity!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Funimation Industry Panel
Catch the latest in the who’s, what’s, where’s and WHOAs from FUNimation, one of the leaders in anime!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Cosplay Music Videos (CMVs)
Come and take a look into the world of the Cosplay Music Video and some of the clever ways Cosplaying is featured to music.  From storytelling to eye-candy effects, take a journey on the other side of music video fandom.

Speakers
avatar for Vlad G Pohnert

Vlad G Pohnert

AD of VAT: Programming, Canada Editors United
The Mighty Candadian's  amv org profile is found here: | http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_myprofile.php?user_id=73


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Fullmetal Alchemist: Sacred Star of Melos
Two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, want to restore their bodies after a horrible failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.But first they have an adventure dealing with a young lady whose family was brutally murdered for a red stone that can increase alchemy powers. (Adventure, Science Fiction, Steampunk) (Funimation)

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Venus Wars
Late 80s movie where a young biker and a reporter become entangled in a civil war on the terraformed second planet. (sci-fi, drama, action, +14) Discotek Media, subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:30pm

Lolita Fashion Show Presented by Affrilliation
Affrilliation brings you a showcase of talented indie fashion designers from around the globe! Afterward, be sure to stop by the Frill Boutique for the opportunity to purchase select designs from the show.


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:30pm

Autographs - Trina Nishimura
There is a two item limit on what she can sign.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:30pm

A Day at DMA: The Soul Eater Podcast Panel
A panel hosted by the Soul eater podcast that allows the fans of SoulEater and the cast to dive deeper into the series of Soul Eater. Come see & play the games from Japan. Partispate in the Cast jeopardy, and win Prizes with our “Stomp the Cast” at the end.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:30pm

Anime Anatomy
Anime Anatomy: From realistic to stylized anatomy. Come learn the difference between the two and maybe learn how to draw some of it!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:45pm

h.NAOTO Fashion Show
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h.NAOTO

The world knows Japan as the birthplace of popular subcultures like Anime, Manga, and Cosplay. One fashion designer took subculture fashion to mainstream. His name is Naoto Hirooka, and he is the creative designer of h. NAOTO, Japan’s most successful Gothic-Punk-Lolita fashion empire. Naoto joined S-inc Co., Ltd. in 1999 after graduating from prestigious Bunka Fashion College. Soon his incomparable talent was noticed and in 2000, he... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

A Certain Magical Index
Kamijou Touma is a student living in Academy City, a highly advanced place in terms of technology. Despite being gauged as a level zero esper (no powers), he possesses on his right hand the Imagine Breaker, an ability that negates any power whatsoever. (fantasy, sci fi, adventure, +14, Funimation, English)

Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

K-On Season 2
Yui Hirasawa starts high school and winds up joining the rather small music club, with whom she decides to learn the guitar and form a music group. (comedy, slice of life, general audiences) (Sentai Filmworks) (Dubbed)

Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

The Art of Deception: Crossplaying
You know what they say: there’s an art to deception. Learn makeup tips and basic body modification such as binding and stuffing. Take your crossplay to a new level with tips on posing and walking like the opposite gender. Become your character regardless of body type.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Emanga
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Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa is a famous voice actor and is best known for the voice of Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z.” Horikawa has been performing in movie and TV dramas since grade-school. He has over 28 years experience as an voice actor, and over 45 years experience as an actor. His credits include, “Saint Seiya,” Andromeda Shun,; “Detective CONAN,” Hattori Heiji; “Legend of Galactic Heroes,” Reinhard; “Dragon Ball” series, Vegeta... Read More →
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Ayumi Kino

Ayumi is a new Manga Artist and is only 22 years old. Her debut work is the first e-manga titled “Magical Dreamers.” She focuses on slice of life stories including melancholic and pop culture while incorporating darker matters. She believes that imagination and creativity are today’s Magic, and that all human beings are magicians! Her favorite food is rice casserole; she is interested in the universe and space; and she enjoys seeing people... Read More →
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Awesomecore 2012
Do you like AMVs? Yeah you do. Do you like Awesomecore? You bet your sweet moustache! Join Fall_Child42 and ZephyrStar as we force you ... er ... yeah ... to watch some of the absolute best and worst AMVs ever made by human beings. Trust us, you won't be disappointed.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Cosfluff 101: Plus Size Cosplay!
Plus Size Geeks (and supporters!) gather ‘round! Cosfluff101 is back and ready to help one and all Rock Cosplay! Come to learn some great tips on how to make your Cosplay the best it can be and get support from fellow Fluffy Fans! Cosfluff101 is here to say: Everyone Can Cosplay, even you!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Hex Hex Deluxe
Saturday September 29, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

2:30pm

Lessons with Emiri-chan: Glimpses of Familiar Japan
Come explore Japan with aficionado, former Momo-Con panelist and professional fangirl Emiri-chan! You’ll see firsthand tours/videos of her adventures in the Land of the Rising Sun, suck up some nice hot Nihongo, brush up on your Japanese culture and maybe even learn how to get yourself to the Far East along the way! (Also: GUEST appearance by KYOGEN the Fox Demon!)


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:30pm

Animation Workshop
Tim Eldred, currently of Marvel Animation Studio, brings his years of TV animation experience directly to you in this hour-long examination of the process. This is your chance to get an inside look at the evolution of ideas to words to drawings to a finished TV show.

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Tim Eldred

Tim first saw anime back in the cave man days when Star Blazers came on air in 1979, and that spelled his doom. For the rest of his life, he followed an obsession that lead him into the professional comic book world, and then the animation industry, all on a quest to capture that magic. So far he's turned that quest into a website (starblazers.com), an original SF/comedy graphic novel titled "Grease Monkey" (greasemonkeybook.com), and a... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:30pm

Karate Robot Zaborga
An evil criminal organisation called Sigma kidnap prominment business leaders to harvest their DNA and only Karate-Robo Zaborgar can save them.

Saturday September 29, 2012 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Cutey Honey
A sexy, clothes-changing android female fights crime wherever possible (adult situations, comedy, action, +14)

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Tiger & Bunny
In a futuristic city two superheroes - old fashioned "Wild Tiger" and rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr. - are forced to work together against the homicidal vigilante Lunatic and makes them question the meaning of heroes. (Mecha, action, comedy, fantasy +14) (Subtitled) (Viz Media)

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Aniplex Industry Panel
Want to know what's coming up next in the world of Aniplex? Come join the company that helped bring the best in anime stateside with titles like "Fullmetal Alchemist," "Black Butler," "Rurouni Kenshin," Gurran Lagann," and more as they reveal the latest and greatest in anime.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Steal ALL the Things! 45 Years of Lupin III

Do you like James Bond? Femme fatales? Sharpshooting gunslingers? Columbo? Samurai for no apparent reason at all? Lupin III has it all! Come learn about and celebrate one of Japan's oldest and most beloved anime franchises!


Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:00pm

Castle In The Sky Laputa
Two kids wind up on an adventure involving a mystical jewel aboard a flying city /island. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki. (fantasy, adventure, general audiences) (Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Level-E (introduction by Vic Mignona)
Tsutsui Yukitaka is a freshman who moved out of his parents' home to live on his own, hoping to pursue a baseball team position at the new high school he's attending. When he arrived at his new apartment however, he discovered that someone else was already inside—a young man who claims to be an alien and is suffering from amnesia. (sci-fi, fantasy, comedy) (ENGLISH DUB PREMEIRE. SPECIAL PRESENTATION.) (FUNIMATION.) Lead actor VIC MIGNONA will give a special introduction.

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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Hetalia: Ask a Nation
It’s all about history! Sit back and watch the Nations reenact some of their most embarrassing moments. And as any questions you like!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:00pm

Super Street Fighter IV AE Tournament
$10 Entry Fee. Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match At Semifinals

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Video Art Track Awards Ceremony
Join us once again for our gala awards ceremony, screening the very best of this year’s contest entries from our Exposition and Professional Contest with the Commercial Parody Contest sprinkled in between.


Saturday September 29, 2012 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:30pm

Cosplay with Marie Claude
Marie Claude is a cosplayer, model and designer all rolled into one talented package! Come meet her and learn from her experience.

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Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could use all her experience as a seamstress and costume maker to create distinctive pieces and over the top costumes she presented in her pictures and in... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Jennie Breeden
Meet the creator and artist of one of the longest-running webcomics around - The Devil's Panties.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

Inking Workshop
The way of the pen. Gather experiences from Yad Mui formerly of Imbrium Studios on the trials and tribulations of producing book after book while learning along the way. There will be talk of everything from some basics behind inking well to stories of how to stay awake those long nights before a con while trying to make a deadline! Photocopied pencils and materials will be provided for practice. There is a small $5 fee to cover materials as well.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:45pm

Autographs - Vic Mignogna
Vic Mignogna autograph session. There is a two item limit per person on what he can sign. Vic will also be selling his music cds and signing those as well. Purchasing any of his cds does not affect the two item rule.

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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 3:45pm - 5:15pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Minky Momo
Momo is a little girl who lives with her parents. She is from the land of dreams sent to earth to not lose their dreams. Momo and her parents own and run a hotel. Momo lives in Fenarinarsa which is now near earth's space to help people who lost dreams. She uses her his ability to change herself or something into various things. (Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

Suzuko Mimori Concert
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Suzuko Mimori

Suzuko Mimori is a 26 year old voice actress who is best known for her roles in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes (Sherlock Shellingford), Cardfight!! Vanguard (Kourin), and Yuriyuri (Himawari Furutani). In addition to being a voice actress, Suzuko can sing and dance! She has studied ballet, jazz, and tap from a young age. She loves to cook, watch movies, and going to Karaoke with her friends.


Saturday September 29, 2012 4:00pm - 4:45pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Star Driver
A secret organization named plans to reactivate mecha that have been sealed for ages, whch can only be controlled by pilots identified as star drivers. Recently arrived outsider Takuto Tsunashi vows to stop this group in order to protect Wako Agemaki, girl who saved his life and one of the four maidens who can awaken the mecha. (sci-fi, comedy, bisonen, action) +14, Crunchyroll, Subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

What is a Sephiroth? Kaballah in Anime
Ever wondered what “sephiroth” means, or where some of the strange symbols in anime like Neon Genesis Evangelion or Full Metal Alchemist come from? Kaballah, an ancient Jewish mystical practice, shows up in Japanese pop culture in some strange places. This panel explores these intersections of two very different cultures.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Geneon Retrospective
Take a walk down memory lane as we look back to the heyday of Geneon Entertainment (USA), the company that brought us so many of our favorite titles.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:30pm

Candy Candy
Everybody loves Candy - a warm-hearted and cheerful orphan girl who lives the American Midwest. The series follows Candice "Candy" White Adley as she tries to make her place in the world, overseen by her mysterious "prince on the hill." (subtitled)

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:30pm

Getting Your Anime Groove Back
Anime burn out happens all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way and people lose interest in keeping up with the latest shows and news. This panel looks at a few shows that may rekindle that anime fan deep inside that just wants to be free again.


Saturday September 29, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:30pm

Kamen Rider: 40 Years of 'Henshin!'
Kamen Rider (Masked Rider) has been a public icon and hero to Japanese children since 1971. Forty years later, the Rider tradition is still strong. Come and learn the history of Japan’s oldest and greatest super hero.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:30pm

Wu Dang (4:30)
In early Republican China, rumors were going around about the treasure in Wudang Mountain. An American conspirator took his well-trained kung fu daughter to Wudang by sponsoring a Taoist martial arts competition, to steal the treasure. Out of expectation, a disciple represented Wudang to compete with other martial arts masters for the and the secret of the treasure had been revealed. The treasure is the key of the magnetic field of Wudang, if championship. During the competition, resentment incurred against different parties, the relationship became complicated, a Korean female Tai Chi descendant fell in love with the American conspirator it's stolen, Wudang would be devastated.

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:30pm

Know Your Anime v.AWA.1
Know Your Anime v.AWA.1 is the AWA debut of Know Your Anime, a game-show style trivia panel where contestants are pulled from the crowd to play against each other for a prize! Come test your anime knowledge to see if you can be the best.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 4:30pm - 6:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:45pm

Kikka Concert
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You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 4:45pm - 5:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Bubblegum Crisis (25th)
Four females with power armor battle the mecha conspiracies and weapons calle Boomers, creatd by the Genom Corporation. (sci-fi, mecha, action, +14) (Subtitled) (AnimEigo)

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Funimation Sneakpeeks
Come see a collection of clips from the latest titles which Funimation will be releasing in the near future.

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Sword Art Online
Trapped in a VR game, a one armed swordsman seeks to finish the quest and release all the people trapped alongside him. (action, fantasy, romance, +14) (Subtitled) (Crunchyroll)

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Total Eclipse: Muv-Luv alternative
For 30 years, an invasion force known as the BETA has driven humanity to near extinction, but a technological development in Alaska may give Earth a fighting chance. (sci-fi, mecha, violence, +14) (Subtitled) (Crunchyroll)

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Autographs - Marie Claude Bourbonnais
Speakers
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Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could use all her experience as a seamstress and costume maker to create distinctive pieces and over the top costumes she presented in her pictures and in... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Cosplay on a Dime
This panel is designed to guide cosplayers into being able to save money on their cosplay. We will also have games and prizes for our guests!


Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Armor: Heavy Metal-less
Having armour as the main part of one's costume is a heavy ordeal: time, skills, and THE WEIGHT! What if some of that could be taken off your shoulders? Literally. Wonderflex and Fosshape take less time, as you're not working a forge and shaping metal; the skill sets are similar, and plastics made to look like metal are far less taxing on the body. The folks at The Engineer Guy can show you how to get started making your own light-weight armour.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Official Gaia Panel
Come meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

D&D ORIENTAL ADVENTURES
Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

Maid, the RPG
Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

ZOMBIE D20
Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:00pm

THE TOKYO AVENGERS!
Saturday September 29, 2012 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

5:30pm

Anime Knockout
Knockout is a game that plays very much like a certain other game that involves feuding families, only we show you all the answers! Four teams of three players compete to try to find the top seven answers in our survey by picking them out of twelve possible answers. Find one of the correct answers and you stay alive, but be careful! Pick one of the five that didn't make the top seven in our survey and you get knocked out for the round! Find all the correct answers or knock out the other team in your round and your team advances! We'll choose four teams from a random draw and brief play-in round at the beginning of the panel, so make sure you're there if you want to have a shot at playing!


Saturday September 29, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:30pm

Americans in Anime
Sometimes the best characters in Japanese animation aren’t even Japanese!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

WORLD OF DARKNESS TOKYO
Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
Set 3 years after Char's Counterattck, a new conspiracy begins to develop in the Zion / Earth conflict. Student Banagher Links rescues mystery girl Audrey Byrne and through a series of intrigues becomes the pilot of Gundam Unicorn. (mecha, drama, +14)(Bandai Entertainment, Blu-Ray, ENGLISH)

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Sengoku Basara
Fantasy, Martial Arts, Video game, action, +14 Subtitled) (Funimation)

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Sentai Filmworks Sneaks
Come see a collection of clips from the latest titles which Sentai Filmworks will be releasing in the near future.

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Patternmaking for Cosplay
Wouldn't it be nice if you could just hit up the fabric store for a pre-made pattern of that awesome character you're itching to cosplay? Sadly, that's usually not possible. This panel will give you the tools to create and alter patterns that work for your cosplay and fit your body!

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GSTQ Fashions

Catherine Jones is an award winning seamstress and the owner of GSTQ | | Fashions.  She studied theatrical costuming at Emory University, and | | has a professional background in drag costuming, bridal wear, and car | | upholstery.  Catherine has translated those skills into making | | literally hundreds of beautiful cosplay pieces for her customers, both | | nationally and internationally since 2008.  Her work has been seen on... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

Hetalia: World Jeopardy
Do you have a mind for history? Enjoy locating countries on a map? Can’t get a certain song about tomatoes out of your head? Then come test your Hetalia-related knowledge and compete for prizes and bragging rights! Don’t want to compete? Come along anyway: fun, learning, and Heroes guaranteed!


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

The Touhou Project Panel
Another AWA? Another Touhou panel! Join us in our visit to the world of Gensokyo where we talk about this Japanese indie game series and everything it entails. If you love Touhou, this is the place to be. If you don't know what Touhou is, don't worry! We'll give you a quick primer so you can be a part of this festival of love-colored lasers and mystical shrine maidens.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

Dirty Pair: Project Eden (25th)
Two female intergalactic troubleshooters known as "The Lovely Angels" attempt to solve crises… usually while making them worse in the process (comedy, sci-fi, action, adult situations. +14) (Nozomi Entertainment) (SUBTITLED)

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

East Meets West
Millennia ago, eight quarrelling heavenly gods fall to earth because they could not live harmoniously together. They can only return if they learn to get along. Millenniums later, they meet again in Guangzhou under different modern personas, not knowing they used to be gods. Together, all go through a series of hilarious encounters

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Tournament
$10 Entry Fee. Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match At Semifinals

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:00pm

BJD Meet and Greet
The official BJD Meet and Greet during AWA! Come hang out and relax with your fellow collectors and companions. The BJFlea will open at this time, so be sure to bring items for a swap and shop!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 8:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

6:00pm

The IRON EDITOR Anime Music Video Editing Challenge
Epic.  Alan Clontz returns to defend his Iron Editor title against a Brian Moore in an all out AMV Hell bonanza!  They'll have two hours to create, right before your eyes, a new music video that includes footage from the dreaded “secret ingredient” and other selected anime.  We’ll keep you entertained with AMVs, games and prize giveaways while they duke it out.  Join us for two hours
of editing prowess, mini-games, prizes and hilarity.  We will be also featuring a tribute to our fallen comrade Patrick Bonnet.

Saturday September 29, 2012 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

6:30pm

An Hour with Vic Mignogna
Come hang with Vic Mignogna, the man who brought you the English voices to many of your favorite characters. He's known for roles such as Edward Elric from "Fullmetal Alchemist," Tamaki Sou from "Ouran Host Club," Fai from "Tsubasa Chronicle," and that's literally just the tip of the iceberg!

Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
After a harrowing dream, young Madoka wakes up and goes to school, only to find she and her friend are being given a chance to fill one wish and be a mgical girl. However, another girl named Homura insists the creature ofering the contract isn't what he appears and does everything to prevent the pact. (dark shoujo, fantasy, action, avant garde, +14) English. Aniplex.

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Samurai Girls
fanservice, martial arts, fantasy, +14) (Subtitled) (Sentai Filmworks)

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

The Cursed Panel: A Look into Japan's Horror Industry
Legend tells of a cursed hour in which an entire panel audience will disappear into the realm of the paranormal. Join us tonight to face your fears.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:00pm

Costume Contest Lineup
"In the costume contest? Line up! Here! NOW!

But seriously, this is where you come to line up. Don't be late - you may lose your spot in the line! "

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:00pm

Kokusei Eiga Power Hour

From runaway princesses to transforming super robots to space guerillas, from ancient astronaut monsters to Greek gods and everything in between, the animation studio Kokusei Eiga (Film International) has been in the background of the history of anime, producing almost-stars and off-brand heroes for a sometimes unknowing audience. You may have seen their shojo series HONEY HONEY or their super robots BRYGER J-9 or GALVION or ACROBUNCH. But what’s the real story behind this studio, and where did they go? Find out!


Speakers
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan



Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:00pm

Last Chance Myu Concert - Sera Myu Live!
Love Sailor Moon? Come see it live! The cast of Last Chance Myu will be performing a mini-musical, so don't miss out! Kick out a bloody mystery!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:00pm

Children Who Chase Lost Voices Below
Asuna spends her solitary days listening to the mysterious music emanating from the crystal radio she received from her father as a memento. However, she embarks on a journey of adventure to meet a boy again, and thus comes to know the cruelty and beauty of the world, as well as loss. (fantasy, drama, general audiences) English) (Sentai Filmworks)

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:00pm

Lolita Team Trivia
Come join a team or bring your own and compete to see who
has the most lolita knowledge! Teams will be comprised of 6 members or
less, and the winning team will receive a prize. There will also be a
prize for the best team name, so choose well!

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

7:00pm

Just Dance 3 Tournament
$20 Entry Fee for 2-person teams. Prelims run multiple times during the convention, Completely subjective scoring by panel of judges.

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Fulton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

7:30pm

Cardfight!! Vanguard CCG Championship Bout
SPECIAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT! Details to follow....

Saturday September 29, 2012 7:30pm - 9:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

Blue Exorcist
Rin Okumura, Satan’s illegitimate son, is saved by demons by his foster father. To prove himself and avenge his father, Rin becomes a powerful exorcist, killing those who dare try to get into the human world by the only means possible… possession. (Action, Supernatural, Comedy, 13+), (Aniplex-Subtitled) (Viz Media-English dubbed)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Cat Planet Cuties
Nice guy Kio’s normal life gets turned upside down when he meets a friendly, sexy cat-alien named Eris. Things get even friskier when her fellow felines set up base in Kio’s house. It’s not all fun and games, though. Danger is afoot. Romance, sci-fi, fanservice, +17) (Subtitled) (Funimation.

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

City Hunter (25th)
Is Ryo Saeba A) a good detective B) an incredible shot or C) just a total perv? Would you believe D) all of the above. (Comedy, action, romance, ecchi, +14) (Subtitled) (ADV Films)

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Autographs - Vic Mignogna
Vic will be signing autographs and selling his music CDs. *Very Important* Please note that his autograph signing will be in front of the Dealers Room entrance.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

What the @%$& is Homestuck?!
They came, they saw, they wore grey paint. By now, all of us are uncomfortably aware of the webcomic sensation from MSPaintAdventures.com, Homestuck. Bust just what IS Homestuck? This panel will attempt to teach the curious public about what Homestuck is, and what Homestuck isn't, as well as serve as a good reminder as to what the world is like outside of the fenestrated walls, for those of us who have forgotten.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:00pm

The Sorcerer and the White Snake aka It's Love
Snake demons Bai Suzhen (Eva Huang) and Qingqing (Charlene Choi) live in the forest with other animal demons. One day, Suzhen plays a trick on herbalist Xu Xian (Raymond Lam) and causes him to nearly drown. After saving his life, Suzhen realizes that she has fallen in love with Xu Xian, a fact that will not sit well with stern Buddhist monk Fahai (Jet Li). A righteous sorcerer who strongly believes in observing the law of nature, Fahai spends his days capturing demons who have invaded the human world with his trusty disciple Neng Ren.

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Costume Contest
"It's that time of year again. The time of year when the hard work of hundreds of cosplayers culminates into the best costume contest around! The spectacular Yaya Han returns as our Mistress of Ceremonies as we celebrate the unbelievable talent and dedication that is cosplay.

Judging is by appointment only. Registration starts Friday at 10:00 am outside the Cosplay Gallery (Galleria room 102). Once you've registered for your appointment, you must be on time or you may be disqualified."

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Resident Evil RPG
Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00pm

Ouran Host Club Murder Mystery

The hosts of Ouran High School's infamous Host Club invite you to participate in a commoner game called a murder mystery! Help the hosts find the mischief maker by sleuthing for clues and interacting with each host! Be prepared to be scared... or at least have your funny bone tickled.



Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:30pm

Art Show Auction
Come one, come all! Come to the annual Art Show auction to... buy art from our talented artists, what else?

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

Touhou Trivia: Canon vs Fanon
Think you know Touhou? Can you separate the fandom from the cannon? Want a nifty touhou related prize? Touhou Trivia welcomes you and your friends in a grand giveaway game.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

Sculpting with Penny Dreadful
Learn the basics of sculpting your own props and costume pieces with Penny Dreadful Productions.


Saturday September 29, 2012 8:30pm - 10:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

8:30pm

Karaoke
Join Ai Tunes Karaoke for a night of music and madness. They bring the music and you provide the rest...

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Food Court Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00pm

Queen's Blade 2
A competition decides who the next Queen shall be. The rules for the tournament are simple: murder is allowed. Any weapon can be chosen. (action, fantasy, MANY adult situations +17) (Subtitled) (Media Blasters)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

Zetman
The Zet look to safeguard humanity's future while The Alphas use a harsh justice. Two people from these factions are destined for epic times between them. (sci-fi, action, +14) (Subtitled) (Viz Media)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

Eyeshine Concert
Speakers
avatar for Eyeshine

Eyeshine

Along with Johnny is his band, Eyeshine! Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California. Eyeshine currently consists of members Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, backing vocals, piano), Crystal Mesina (bass, backing vocals), and Ji Ho "Daniel" Lee (lead guitar, backing vocals).. They are currently one of the most promising unsigned bands coming out of California playing... Read More →
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 10:15pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00pm

Greatest Anime Openings
A great opening is a thing of beauty. It hooks you from the get go and gets you excited enough to keep watching. The very best openings are the ones you NEVER skip, even if you're on episode 76 and just really want to sleep. Come join us as we give you the rundown on the coolest, catchiest and flashiest openings we've ever seen.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00pm

Naruto Fan Panel
This panel will show anything and everything naruto. This will include the anime, manga, video games, and even toy lines/card games. If you have ever been interested or even confused about anything naruto, then come by and ask and learn. We will be showing clips from the show as well as funny videos and pictures to keep things entertaining. Not to mention a Q&A at the end with possible Swag to win.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 10:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00pm

Lupin III: Plot of the Fuma Clan (25th)
Goemon turns up to be part of an arrranged marriage nbut when a group of ninjas called the Fuma Clan turn up to get treasure for their master and ruin the nptuals, Lupin and Jigen must help their old friend and his betrothed. (Comedy, adventure, actions,adult situations, +14) (Subtitled) (Discotek Media)

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
Premeire of the new anime series based on the popular game, presented by Funimation. PLEASE NOTE! - The room for the premiere of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost will be cleared out before we screen this anime. There will be a line which we will allow to form 1 hour before entry near the entrance to the Chambers video room. We will be making certain you have your cell phones and cameras turned off prior to entry. Knowing that not everyone will be near a hotel room or their vehicle, we will allow you to retain possession of your electronics, but you are not to take them out and most certainly not use or record anything during the screening. If we catch you doing so you will be removed from the theater and your badge WILL BE PULLED. There are no exceptions to this rule. We are being granted a courtesy in bringing this premiere screening to you. Let's show similar courtesy and follow the rules so that everyone can enjoy this anime Thank you for co-operation.

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

PONIES the Anthology I & II
THE FUN HAS BEEN DOUBLED! Join Dr. Dinosaur, ZephyrStar, and inthesto as they provide TWO HOURS of your favorite diminutive colorful equines, complete in Anthology format! We will start by showing our newly finished epic masterpiece, PONIES the Anthology II, followed by a showing of the original, PONIES the Anthology. We will be joined by several of the talented creators who contributed to both of these projects and after the showing we'll be taking your questions, comments, and friendship in general!

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Brawl 1v1 Tournament
Double Elimination, 99 Second Rounds, 2/3 Rounds Per Match, 2/3 Matches Per Set, 3/5 Rounds Per Match at Semifinals

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Galleria 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:30pm

Dark Horse Panel
Dark Horse editor Carl Horn talks about what they have coming up for our enjoyment.

Saturday September 29, 2012 9:30pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Drawn in the style of Powerpuff Girls, two angels cast out from heaven work to earn coins in order to go back through a series of crazy, disgusting, and perverted adventures. (Comedy, parody, violence, adult situations, rough language, +17) (English) (Funimation)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

The Four
Directed by Gordon Chan, "The Four" is an adaptation of one of Wan Ray-an's classic wuxia novels, revolving around four famous detectives in ancient China. An undercover agent is assigned by his corrupt chief to infiltrate a rival department and sabotage their investigation of counterfeit currency. What he discovers is the counterfeiter's real plan. To overthrow the capital. Not by flooding it with funny money, but with an army of undead

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Persona 4
After a brutal murder shakes up a small town, a young man discovers he has the ability to enter different worlds through his TV and winds up working to solve this crime before he himself is killed. (sci-fi, mystery, drama, +14) (Subtitled) (Sentai Filmworks)

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Sociology of Cosplay
Join some of the biggest names in cosplay as they talk about the "why" behind the "wow." What drives cosplayers to make and wear such wonderful things? Find out here!

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

AWA Cabaret
Come out, Come out to the Anime Cabaret! Featuring dames and dolls from your favorite anime pulled from the screen to perform for you. From tentacle monsters to the sailor soldiers, you never know who Stormy Knight has rounded up for this year's show. Featuring performers from all around the country and across the galaxy, this show is sure to be a highlight of the convention.

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00pm

Bleach Fan Shout!
Like Bleach? Then come join us for laughs and discussions about your favorite captain... or which character shouldn't have died. We’ll even talk about Rock Musical Bleach, the famous show. So if you like Bleach, from just 1% to over 9000%, then this is the panel to come to! Hope to see you there


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

Eurobeat: Fire, Dancing, Cars and Japan
Fire. Love. Passion. Drift racing. Para-para. What is that burning desire that'll make you feel deja vu until you're running in the 90s to the beat of the rising sun? Welcome to the world of eurobeat. We'll show you the history of the high-energy music genre and its influence on the world today. Buckle up. It's all downhill from here.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00pm

Bebop Lounge

Join us in our mid-century jazz club as we present some of the swingingest music of the 40's and 50's. Non-alcoholic cash bar available. A quick swing lesson starts at 10! Think of us as a glowstick-free alternative to the high-energy dance events happening elsewhere at the convention. Find us across from Jock's and Jill's (in the Maid Cafe space).


Speakers
avatar for Jason R. Merrill

Jason R. Merrill

Events Administrator, Anime Weekend Atlanta



Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:15pm

Heidi Concert
Speakers
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Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:15pm - 11:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom ABE Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30pm

It's MANIME! The Manly Anime Panel! (18+)
An anime event is FOR MEN BY MEN! It's a celebration of violence, justice, headbutts, manly tears, bodies exploding, and beef jerky! This ELECTRIFYING panel is guaranteed to put some hair on your chest! 18+ only.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30pm

AWO's Panel of DOOM!
If Friday night’s Anime Hell didn’t melt your brain, the relentless assault upon your prefrontal cortex continues Saturday, as the Anime World Order’s (http://www.animeworldorder.com) Daryl Surat returns from the depths to bring you a new assortment of the silliest and most bewildering that Japanese animation, live-action, and (if you deserve it) BRONY RAGE have to offer! Translation: contains violence, strong language, and content likely to offend SOMEBODY.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 10:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 12:30am
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00pm

Hellsing Ultimate: Vol. 5
While working for the daughter of his greatest enemy, the powerful Alucard uses a high-caliber handgun and strange powers to kill vampires in the name of the protestant church, and gains a strong apprentice along the way. (horror, violence, +17) (English) (Funimation)
NOTE: SPECIAL PREMEIRE. First episode to have been dubbed and released for the U.S. in the last four years. UPDATE: Room Will Be Cleared. Line will form 1 hour prior to showing.

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00pm

Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine
A stylish new series detailing how the tempting Fujiko met the thieving Lupin Gang and became one of them (sort of). (action, mystery, drama, +17) (Subtitled) (Funimation)

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00pm

Stein's Gate
Rintaro Okabe is a self-proclaimed "mad scientist" who believes that an international scientific organization named SERN is conspiring to reshape the world according to its own interests. He and his friend Itaru Hashida inadvertently create a gadget able to send messages to the past. The discovery and experimentation of this instrument become the catalyst of fundamental alterations to the present. (science fiction, drama, mystery, +14) Funimation, English

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00pm - 12:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00pm

Yaoi Slumber Party: The Return
So you missed us last year, huh? Why? Were you not eighteen yet? Excuses, excuses. Come join All the King’s Men for another night long session of games, fandom abuse, and slashing hard enough to make Jason Vorhees jealous! Bring a pillow, bring a friend, hell you can bring a friend as a pillow! (We promise we won’t make you do the banana thing again!)


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00pm

Kimono 201
This class is an up-close show and tell. Attendees will be allowed to handle kimono and become familiar with how different types of silks feel. Dyes, silk types and decoration, as well as how they can help you date a kimono, will be discussed. We'll also talk about how different types of decoration are achieved and we'll show examples, too.

Speakers

Saturday September 29, 2012 11:00pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:30pm

THE CARROTS AND CORN DANCE
You know you want to put those moves you learned in Dance Central to good use. Jingoro will keep the VAT hoppin' into the wee hours as he mixes the latest hits. Can't dance? We've got you covered. Get +5 dexterity with provided glow sticks. (And if you really want to impress, +5 charisma with deodorant — not included.)


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30pm

Dance
Don't miss our annual Saturday night dance! Please note that you MUST have a convention badge to attend this event. No bags or drinks will be allowed within the room during the event. There will be several water stations placed throughout the room.

Speakers
avatar for DJ Auptimus

DJ Auptimus

For over a decade, this Puerto Rico native has been keeping the Atlanta nightlife moving on the dance floor by spinning his brand of breakbeats and drum & bass. Inspired by the works of DJ Wednesday, Dara, Diesel Boy, and many others, he sought to hone his talents under the tutelage of Galactus/DJ, and took the name DJ Auptimus in honor of his first born nephew. Soon after, he toured the ATL club scene, entertaining folks at ‘The... Read More →
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DJ Bishop

Right place, right time. It's an old cliché, but it's one that's been the definition of DJ Bishop’s musical career. Just as the electronic dance music world was heading into the direction of Dubstep, Bishop was there. And then, when it began to embrace the mix of Breaks vs Dubstep, Bishop was there again, leading the way with his impeccable mixes. Where Bishop goes, it seems, so does electronic music. After Deejaying for over 28 years, and as... Read More →
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Kamikaze Test Dummies

Crazy Sick Duo- DJ B-Naut and Maku combine their eclectic mash-up styles to create unique sound and video fusion that will compel crowds to dance all night long. DJ B-Naut is a seasoned remix artist from Atlanta, Georgia with over 18 years of experience behind the decks. He was reviewed on film director Kevin Smith’s website QuickStop.com as, “the Dr. Moreau of DJs who will commit sonic crimes against nature and society” because of he is... Read More →
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DJ Inubito

EDM DJ and producer from Huntsville, AL, DJ Inubito has been spinning tunes since 2003. He's played at some of the hottest cons throughout the nation, like Ohayocon, MTAC, and Hamacon to name a few. While he is known in North Alabama as the go-to DJ for the dirtiest Electro House around, Inubito is also incredibly found of Drum 'n' Bass as well as the EDM genre that got him started in the first place: Hardcore.
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DJ Jinnai

Since 2000, Katsuhiko Jinnai has been entertaining anime conventions, mixing anime songs while incorporating his Electronic music talent and DJ artistry. He has worked with several independent artists such as Kristine Sa, Stephanie Yanez, SLY, DJ Amaya, Leetstreet Boys, and anime/video game rapper Maja and Mega Ran. He was involved in the "Animetoonz 3 - Lemon and Lime" albums alongside with independent Pop singer Kristine Sa. Jinnai plans... Read More →
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DJ Pixel8

Pixel8 will be bringing a little more of his usual club mash-ups and hits that we have all come to enjoy.
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DJ Quietly

A life-long otaku and import gamer, DJ QUIETLY has been producing and mixing electronic music since age 13. After his first convention appearance at Florida Anime Experience (Kissimmee, FL), QUIETLY began a steady tour of southeast anime and sci-fi conventions, delivering intense imported dance music at conventions such as Anime Festival Orlando (Orlando, FL), Florida Supercon (Miami, FL) and Anime Weekend Atlanta (Atlanta, GA). DJ QUIETLY... Read More →
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DJ Spectre

Dj Spectre first started djing when he was 16. Currently producing his own music, with influences such as Xavier de Rosnay from Justice and Ralf better known as Popeska, he started playing shows and events at the age of 18. With his parents being the biggest influence throughout the entire process, Electronic dance music has always been around him at a young age. "When I play music, I don’t like to stick with one genre throughout the whole... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30pm - Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Video Game Hell 1.0
Video Game Hell 1.0 is ready for launch. Experience more shameful video game content, plus some of the best from last year. Video Game Hell is our late night presentation that highlights the most amusing, bizarre, or humorously awful parts of the video gaming world. Consider it a tribute to the power glove. Oh, did I forget to mention there are prizes? Video game hell contains cursing and off-color humor and is not intended for children.

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am - 12:30am
Renaissance - Ascot 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Deadman Wonderland
Ganta Igarashi has been convicted of a crime that he hasn't committed, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland. (mystery, phenomena, violence, +17) (Subtitled, Funimation)

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am - 1:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (+18)
Toliet of the Dead-A group of teenagers go camping in the woods. They find themselves in deep trouble,
when poop covered zombies that are controlled by parasites come out to attack them.

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am - 1:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Golgo 13: The Professional
Sniper / asassin Duke Togo takes various jobs while dealing with a powerful businessman seeking vengeance for his son's death. (drama, violence, adult situations, +17) (Discotek Media) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am - 2:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

CBR Presents H-AMV Pajama Slumber Party
Like yuri? Yaoi-curious? Enjoy H-AMV’s? Come party with members of Chaotic Bad Raptor as they showcase some of the best “after-hours” videos that cannot be shown in the normal AMV Blocks. These are videos of all types for your late-night viewing pleasure. 18+ and as always "Ladies in free!"

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am - 2:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00am

Hentai programming (+18)
This is a block dedicated to heterosexual adult anime. No one under the age of 18 will be admitted. IDs will be checked at the door. (Saturday, midnight, Chambers)

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00am - 4:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00am

Blade
The daywalker comes to anime life looking to kill vampire Deacon Frost. (horror, violence, +14) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00am - 2:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:30am

X-Cross (1:30) (+18)
Recovering from a failed love affair Shiyori (Nao Matsushita) heads to the country, in the company of
best friend and bad girl Aiko (Ami Suzuki - a J-Pop star). Having taken a long soak in the hot spring they retire
to their respective cabins. They soon discover that the tranquil village is the home of a cult with a fetish for
cutting off female legs.

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30am - 3:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00am

Crying Freeman
A woman develops feelings for a mysterious assassin after seeing him commit several murders, after which she's certain he'll come to finisher her off... as much as rival gangs and the police are certain too. (crime drama, violence, adult situations, +17) (Discotek Media, Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00am - 3:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00am

AMV Hell
A crazy collection of short anime clips set edited by fans to various songs. (comedy, +14)

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00am - 4:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:30am

Insomniac's late Night Insanity
Have you ever found yourself unable to sleep at night and you find yourself in that weird place few have ever reached before on the web?  Hang out with a fellow insomniac as he presents some of the weirdest, funniest and interesting videos ever found on the internet.  There will be some profanity and suggestive themes in some of the videos shown.

Speakers

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:30am - 4:30am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:30am

GloryQuestor's Morning of AMV Treasures
There's gold in the VAT archive, and VAT staffer/AMV guru GloryQuestor is spending Sunday morning mining it out!  Join him as he pulls out all kinds of video art gems, from 90's classics to today's hits, from the VAT archive.

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:30am - 8:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00am

Fashion Hell: Horny House of Horror (+18)
Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00am - 4:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
 
Sunday, September 30
 

4:00am

Yakuza Hunters: Duel In Hell
Asami returns exausted after three years of intense training to become a yakuza hunter. She decides to visit her old master, Inokuma (Sakichi Sato), who runs a bar. However, she finds his place in ruins and nothing is as it was when she left. As it turns out, the local yakuza had turned it into a gambling house and laid claim to the entire area with the help of a cold-blooded killer named Akira (Hitomi Miwa).

Sunday September 30, 2012 4:00am - 5:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00am

Open Play
Random choice. It's 4am in the morning. Anything could be shown while the rest of the world sleeps. What will be chosen? If you really wanna know, you'll have to step into the room to find out.

Sunday September 30, 2012 4:00am - 9:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

5:30am

Vampire Girls
Gorgeous vampires are thirsty for blood. Yumi and Seiji are a happy engaged couple and the envy of everyone, but Yumi suddenly disappears one day. A year later, a woman named Nami, looking exactly like Yumi, comes along in front of Seiji who’s frantically looked for her. But adding to the mystery even more is the presence of a strange woman named Luna, who’s always by Nami’s side.

Sunday September 30, 2012 5:30am - 7:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Gokaiger vs Gavan movie
All you fans of Power Rangers, Kamen Rider, Ultraman and others Tokusatsu heroes and Sentai shows, come and check out this movie of live action folks taking out monsters and bad guys.

Sunday September 30, 2012 8:00am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

8:00am

Requests & Showcase
Sunday September 30, 2012 8:00am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Mach Go Go Go
The original version of Speed Racer in which young Go Mifune competes in dangerous situations while driving his special car The Mach 5. (racing, action, classic, general audiences) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 10:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Ball Joint Dolls: Coming Unstrung
One more year of mayhem and anime gone! Here's your chance to unwind, kick back, wander around sleepily and show off your BJD-related scores of the convention, take some last-minute photos and tell everyone so long for another year.

Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

9:00am

Little Nemo
Young Nemo wakes one night to an invitation to visit the wondrous world of Slumberland. There he is dubbed a prince, but soon finds that his new position involves the responsibility of protecting and saving Slumberland from evils like the Nightmare King. (fantasy, general audiences) (Subtitled) (Discotek Media)

Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Queen Millennia
Every 1,000 years, Lar Metal, a huge planet that is home to an advanced civilization, passes close to Earth, bringing chaos and disaster to the smaller planet. The Millennial Queen, a native of Lar Metal, went to earth to observe the passing. The time for Lar Metal's next passing draws near, and the signs are not good. Lar Metal is to pass closest to Earth on September 9, 1999, at 9:09:09 (a reference to GE999) and bring about near-apocalyptic destruction. Time is running out. Created by Leiji Matsumoto (Space Pirate Captain Harlock) (sci-fi, drama, space opera, general audiences) Subtitled.

Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

9:00am

Whisper of the Heart
Every time young Shizuku opens a library book, it seems the same name appears on the cards: "Seiji Amasawa". As Shizuku learns who this person is, she also begins to learn about herself and her goals in life; a discovery that will change her life forever. Produced by Studio Ghibli. (romance, slice-of-life, general audiences) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 9:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman II
Second series in which 5 young people with special abilities battle the world conquerors known as Galactor. Brought to the U.S. as 'Battle of the planets" and "Saban's Eagle Riders." (action, violence, drama, +14)(Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Sunday Reflections
Come join a Sunday morning tradition - a special program of reflection through music and song hosted by Vic Mignogna.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

AWA Photo Scavenger Hunt Judging
Want to win SWEET prizes for those photos you know you took this weekend? Well, if you picked up one of our scavenger hunt game boards and filled it in, now's your chance to do just that. Judging is first come, first served, so make sure you get in line on time.

Speakers

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
CGC - 117 & 118 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

The Morning After: Yaoi Meet and Greet
So you went to the slumber party last night? Did you sleep at all? Either way come visit All the King’s Men and hang out with us way too early for any of us to be ready to face the day. Any questions you want to ask or suggestions you want to make we want to hear! Even if you hated the party stop by and let us know how you think we could improve!

Speakers

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Staff Picks
Our staff toils away all weekend long keeping the fun going, so we figured we should let them loose to play some of their AMV favorites!

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

The Raid
In the Jakarta slums, a derelict apartment building has become a no-go area - even the police are unwilling to enter. It has become a safe-house for the most dangerous killers and gangsters. A SWAT team infiltrate the building, under the cover of darkness, to remove its owner - a notorious drug lord named Tama

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:30am
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Costume Contest Winners
We don't know who's going to be on this panel, but if the past years are any indication, they're gonna be awesome. At least 20% cooler than any winners anywhere else. Join the winners to hear what they have to say about their award-winning costumes!

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Lolita Accessories Workshop
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to quickly and easily make your own lolita accessories. Techniques for crafting various types of accessories will be demonstrated, and participants will have the opportunity to follow along. A limited number of supply kits for this workshop will be available for purchase all weekend at the Frill Boutique.


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:00am

Con-Suite
Many convention guests don’t know about Consuite. It’s a little known haven tucked up on the 12th floor. Our job is to maintain that little haven, providing food and drinks and a place to hang out for weary convention guests. Consuite has other distractions for convention guests including anime videos set to music, art supplies to draw with and good company of other convention guests.

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
Renesance - Con-suite - Room 1208 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Registration
A Membership to AWA is admission to the convention.

This gives you access to all events (except the AWA Ball and any other events that require a ticket purchase) during the time you are at the convention.

Remember your Photo ID

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Registration 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:00am

Dealers Room
The AWA Dealers Room is where you can find and buy the latest from Japan and elsewhere. Scores of retailers from around the country will be attending.
The Dealers Room is located in Exhibit Halls C and D at Cobb Galleria Centre.

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 5:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30am

Space Battleship Yamato 2199
Part 1 of a 3-part Yamato-thon! We open the day with a screening of the hottest new SF anime of 2012: Yamato 2199 episodes 1 and 2, both subtitled in English. You've heard about the legend of Yamato for years, and this is your chance to live it in real time!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Eldred

Tim Eldred

Tim first saw anime back in the cave man days when Star Blazers came on air in 1979, and that spelled his doom. For the rest of his life, he followed an obsession that lead him into the professional comic book world, and then the animation industry, all on a quest to capture that magic. So far he's turned that quest into a website (starblazers.com), an original SF/comedy graphic novel titled "Grease Monkey" (greasemonkeybook.com), and a... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

10:30am

Sub vs Dub: Learning to Love Both
We all have that one friend who proudly proclaims, “subs over dubs!” We’re here to agree to disagree, especially with how the industry has changed over the years. Join us as we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with both subbed and dubbed anime.

Speakers

Sunday September 30, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30am

Ryo Teaches Voice Acting
Speakers
avatar for Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa

Ryo Horikawa is a famous voice actor and is best known for the voice of Vegeta in “Dragon Ball Z.” Horikawa has been performing in movie and TV dramas since grade-school. He has over 28 years experience as an voice actor, and over 45 years experience as an actor. His credits include, “Saint Seiya,” Andromeda Shun,; “Detective CONAN,” Hattori Heiji; “Legend of Galactic Heroes,” Reinhard; “Dragon Ball” series, Vegeta... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00am

Galaxy Express 999
Young orphan Tetsuo Hoshino boards a galactic train along with a mysterious woman named Maetel to destroy the mechanized empire. (sci-fi, drama, fantasy, gen. audiences) (Crunchyroll) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

House of Five Leaves
Akitsu Masanosuke is a timid ronin on his way to Edo from the countryside when he accidentally encounters a playboy named Yaichi, who asks him to be his bodyguard. But it turns out that Yaichi is actually the leader of a group of bandits called the "Five Leaves," and he's hoping that Masanosuke will join them. Masanosuke is reluctant to help them, but as he grows closer to his eccentric new companions, he learns to relate to them and grow as a person in the process. (drama, +14) (NIS America) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Natsume's Book of Friends
Natsume Takashi has the ability to see spirits, which he has long kept secret. However, once he inherits a strange book that belonged to his deceased grandmother, Reiko, he discovers the reason why spirits surround him… (NIS America, Subtitled, phenomena, mystery)

Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Sword Art Online
Trapped in a VR game, a one armed swordsman seeks to finish the quest and release all the people trapped alongside him. (action, fantasy, romance, +14) (Subtitled) (Crunchyroll)

Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Autographs - Marie-Claude Bourbonnais
Speakers
avatar for Marie

Marie

MC was first starred in a calendar 4 years ago, then was featured in an  international advertising campaing for a fast food chain.  In the following years, her work as a glamour model was published in magazines like FHM and American Curves. | As a former fashion designer, she could use all her experience as a seamstress and costume maker to create distinctive pieces and over the top costumes she presented in her pictures and in... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00am

Expo Contest Showing
Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Photography Techniques with Dim Horizon Studio
Dim Horizon Studio will be taking you off “Auto” and leading you in the realm of “Manual”. We’ll discuss the trinity of Aperture, Shutter Speed & ISO


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

11:00am

Galactic Quest CCG Arena
Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Cumberland Ballroom 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Open Gaming - [ AS SPACE PERMITS ]
Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Cumberland III

11:00am

Tony Nations Game Bonanza
Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:00am

Tony Nations Game Bonanza
Sunday September 30, 2012 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30am

An Hour with Johnny Young Bosch
This is your last chance. Come meet the man who lent his voice to the English version of many of your favorite characters. Familiar with Vash the Stampede? How about Ichigo Kurosaki? Shotaro Kaneda? Yep, Johnny voiced them all and here's you chance to meet him! Don't miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:30am - 12:30am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30am

Space Battleship Yamato: The Legend Lives
Part 2 of a 3-part Yamato-thon! After screening the first two episodes of Yamato 2199, this panel picks up with a look at everything that's been happening with the franchise over the last year. Get in tune and stick with us for part 3 as we watch the next FOUR episodes of the new series!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Eldred

Tim Eldred

Tim first saw anime back in the cave man days when Star Blazers came on air in 1979, and that spelled his doom. For the rest of his life, he followed an obsession that lead him into the professional comic book world, and then the animation industry, all on a quest to capture that magic. So far he's turned that quest into a website (starblazers.com), an original SF/comedy graphic novel titled "Grease Monkey" (greasemonkeybook.com), and a... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

11:30am

Paradise Kiss
Yukari Hayasaka (Keiko Kitagawa) is a high school student who has become tired of her life of constant schooling. She then comes across a group of student fashion designers in need of a model for their "Paradise Kiss" clothing label. Yukari knows nothing about the fashion world and is taken back by the group's eccentric ways, but she soon comes to admire their free thinking ways and ability to pursue their dreams with a one track mind ...

Sunday September 30, 2012 11:30am - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Lupin III: 1st season
The world's greatest thief embarks on various heists with his friends (a sharpshooter named Jigen, and a samrai named Goemon) while avoiding the police Inspector Zeningata. (70s, comedy, adventures, adult situations, +14, Subtitled) (Discotek Media)

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00am
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Hi No Tori: Karma
Taken from Osamu Tezuka's long running anthology connected to a mysterious firebird. A murderous theif and a sculptor have a brutal encounter, the effects of which shape their lives in unexpected ways for years to come. (mythology, fantasy, drama, +14) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Martian Sucessor Nadesico
Akito Tenkawa doesn't want to fight. Despite a childhood spent as a fan of the anime Gekiganger 3, a mecha show, he'd rather cook than pilot a mecha. Fate intervenes when his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is mysteriously transported in an instant to the Earth, where he winds up as a backup me4cha pilot for the battleship[ Nadesico, but finds harsh life isn't like a mech series at all... (mecha, comedy, war, drama, +14) (Subtitled) (Right Stuf)

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Atlanta Anime Convention Roundtable
Join representatives and staff from Atlanta’s thriving anime convention scene as we discuss the ins and outs of running Japanese cartoon festivals in the ATL! Con horror stories, gossip, frank exchanges of views, and bitter recriminations are sure to make an appearance.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

Heros of Justice: Super Sentai vs Power Rangers
This Panel explains the difference between Super Sentai and Power Rangers, even though the two shows are the same, but ran by different companies. For those who have grown up with one and curious about the other, should check out this panel. We will cover both series, and show the differences between them. We will also show some new things like merchandise from series that have not come out in America yet. We will also show funny videos and have Q&A with prizes.

Speakers

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

AMV Comedy Hour
Nothing starts your Sunday afternoon off better than an injection of humor.  Join in as we present some of the most recent AMV's from the world of comedy.

Speakers
avatar for Vlad G Pohnert

Vlad G Pohnert

AD of VAT: Programming, Canada Editors United
The Mighty Candadian's  amv org profile is found here: | http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_myprofile.php?user_id=73


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Whack-a-Catgirl
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Recycled Cosplay Challenge

Get ready to rip seams and join clothing that was never meant to be joined in this crazy cosplay contest. Work with certified, pre-owned clothes to create an outfit that suits our super-secret theme. We prvide the clothes and supplies needed - you provide the creativity.


Speakers
avatar for Misty Sinclair

Misty Sinclair

Director of Programming, Anime Weekend Atlanta


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

Autographs - Vic Mignogna
Vic Mignogna autograph session. There is a two item limit per person on what he can sign. Vic will also be selling his music cds and signing those as well. Purchasing any of his cds does not affect the two item rule.

Speakers
avatar for Vic Mignogna

Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But he started his career in anime a little over ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than a hundred and fifty shows and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 2:30pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

Maid Cafe
Join the AWA Imperial Maids for coffee, tea, dessert and games in “The Gallery” (downstairs in the Mall across from Jock’s and Jill’s). Now, enjoy a new lower price with the same great service! Cost is $10 per person, which covers the cost of a drink and a dessert of your choice. Snack on pastries and treats from the accomplished ovens of the Galleria Convention Centre’s incredible chefs while you test your skill against that of your Maid hostess (and your tablemates) at “Candyland,” “Go Fish,” “Rock Paper Scissors” and other games. Marvel at the pure unbridled cuteness of our Maids!

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 3:30pm
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:00pm

BIG EYES, SMALL MOUTH - The Misadventures of the Pirate Ship Revenge!
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

D&D ORIENTAL ADVENTURES
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Dungeons and Dragons Cheezegrinder
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Maid, the RPG
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

Random Steve Jackson Games
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

SLUGFEST GAMES DEMO
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:00pm

ZOMBIE D20
Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sheraton - Vinings 2844 Cobb Parkway S.E. · Atlanta, GA 30339

12:30pm

Cosplay Electronics
Can applied scientific theory be used to design and fabricate costumes? What should the serious cosplayer know about metal fatigue, stress points, electromechanical torsion nexuses? Where on the graph do “costume” and “play” meet? Safety glasses and advanced engineering degree are not mandatory, but are a good idea.

Speakers

Sunday September 30, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30am
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:30pm

An Hour with Trina Nishimura
Don't miss your second chance to meet the English voice behind many of your favorite characters! Trina has lent her voice to Witchblade, Claymore, Negima?! and many other shows and movies!

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Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

12:30pm

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
The third season of this magnetic series is nigh, and the fans are even more dedicated than ever. This phenomenon demands inspection. What sort of production alchemy draws adults to a show aimed at very young children? What does a fandom do when there’s no consumer goods aimed at it at all? And what does a grown anime fan do when confronted with the terrifying realization that he may like something that’s always represented the worst dreck of American animation? Join us as we examine the show’s past, present and future, and possibly argue about why Twilight Sparkle is definitely the best pony.

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Neil Nadelman

If everybody had to learn Japanese to enjoy anime, the craze would've died out long ago. Fortunately, tireless workers like Neil carefully transpose its exciting exclamations into clear English, allowing you to start reading between the lines and write slash about all the pretty boys! Neil toiled over Area 88, Giant Robo, Slayers, Grave of the Fireflies and literally trillions of other titles, and has guest-lectured at MIT on the topic.


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

12:45pm

Autographs - Johnny Yong Bosch
This is your very last chance to get an autograph. There is a limit of ONE (1) item per person.

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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny is best known for portraying Adam Park in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and being the English voice of Vash the Stampede in Trigun, as well as the voice of Ichigo Kurosaki in Bleach, Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, Itsuki Koizumi in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kiba in Wolf's Rain, Renton Thurston in Eureka Seven, Emil Castagnier in Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World, Shotaro Kaneda in Akira, and... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:45pm - 1:45pm
CGC - Dealers Room Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Dragon Ball Z movie 8
"Legend of The Super Saiyan" - As Goku investigates the destruction of the Southern Galaxy, Vegeta is taken to be King of the New Planet Vegeta, and to destroy the Legenday Super Saiyan, Brolly. Features voice work by Ryo horikawa. (action, martial arts, general audiences) (Funimation) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Raijin Oh
Elementary school children are given command of a mecha named Raijin-Oh to defend the Earth from the evil Jaku Empire. (+14, SUBTITLED) (Anime Midstream)

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Towanoqwon
In a futuristic Tokyo, humans who have awakened distinct powers are being hunted by a secret organization named Kestos. Denominated as Attracters, these exceptional individuals are joining forces to defend themselves. They are led by an idealist named Quon who is determined to save all Attracters he can.

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

An Hour with Kikka
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avatar for You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:00pm

Crunchyroll
Join cosplayer-gone-industry professional, Victoria Holden as she walks us through what it means to be a CrunchyrollAmbassador! Crunchyroll.com is an online video service and community that offers full-length episodes and movies of the very best in Japanese anime and Asian entertainment, and also hosts a large international community of fans from all walks of life. CrunchyrollAmbassadors are cosplayers, videographers, anime and drama reviewers, etc. who represent our brand for us ~ ! Learn how to become officially recognized and sponsored by Crunchyroll today ~ !

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Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

Mentoring with h.NAOTO
Not open to the public - INVITATION ONLY. Top fashion designer h.NAOTO mentors up and coming designers.

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h.NAOTO

The world knows Japan as the birthplace of popular subcultures like Anime, Manga, and Cosplay. One fashion designer took subculture fashion to mainstream. His name is Naoto Hirooka, and he is the creative designer of h. NAOTO, Japan’s most successful Gothic-Punk-Lolita fashion empire. Naoto joined S-inc Co., Ltd. in 1999 after graduating from prestigious Bunka Fashion College. Soon his incomparable talent was noticed and in 2000, he... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

PRO Contest Showings
Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:30pm

Autographs - Trina Nishimura
Here is your last chance to get an autograph from Miss Trina Nishimura.

Speakers
avatar for Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura

Trina Nishimura has become more and more involved in the anime scene over the past few years, primarily working with FUNimation Entertainment. Trina was first cast in Desert Punk as the little hungry girl Namiko and has refused to leave the FUNimation property ever since. Her most notably awesome credits include: Black Cat (Tanya), Claymore (Flora and Sophia), Jyu Oh Se (Tiz), Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple (Shigure Kosaka), Speed Grapher... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:30pm

Anime Archive Project: Preserving the Good and Bad of US Anime Fandom
The Anime Archive Project is to create a chronological online exhibit to showcase US anime fandom from the 90's, 2000s and today though old magazine ads a features, convention programs, promo items, and marketing flyers that should have been discarded years ago, but kept due to nostalgic tendencies. From VHS and LaserDiscs to DVDs and Blu-ray. Explore the mid 90's rise of US anime companies like ADV, Central Park Media, Pioneer and Bandai through their ads and the pages of past anime magazines like Animag, Animerica, MixxZine, and more. The 2000s was rise of Anime Insider, NewType USA followed by the anime bubble and the excesses of anime marketing in the mid 2000s. Visit the Anime Archive Project at http://bit.ly/animearchive

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Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:30pm

Pokemon Panel
It's that time again! Time for PikaBelleChu and Dr. Anime to rock AWA with the Pokemon Panel! Seating will go fast, so don't be a Slowpoke - grab your DS (or 3DS) and get your bum down here!


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:30pm

Space Battleship Yamato 2199
The crew of Earth's strongest battleship face a powerful invasion force looking to prevent humanity from leaving a doomed Earth. Brought to U.S. television as Star Blazers (sci-fi, drama, action, general audiences) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

1:30pm

Tazza The High Rollers
A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni (Jo Seung-woo) is a small-town guy with a big appetite for gambling. Convinced he?s on a hot streak one evening during a card game, Go-ni bets his life savings on a hand of hwatu, only to lose to a crooked cardsharp. Determined to get revenge, Go-ni sets out to find the guy who cheated him and win back his money. (Right Stuf / Nozomi Entertainment)

Sunday September 30, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Renaissance - Waverly 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Five Star Stories
Ladios Sopp is heading towards Bastogne where the presentation of two newly awakened fatimas is about to occur. Fatimas are androids designed to be mandatory co-pilots of giant robots called mortar headds. Both fatimas are acquaintaces of Sopp and during their introduction it is expected that they choose the pilots with whom they shall become partners of. Features voice work by Ryo Horikawa.(Sci-fi, fantasy, mecha, +14) (Subtitled) ADV Films

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Tyndall 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Iron Man
Tony Stark deals with a new threat to his business and his life in Japan. (action, sci-fi, drama, +14) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Lagrange
Madoka is the lone member of her school's Jersey Club. She is one day recruited by a mysterious girl named Lan to pilot the robot "Vox" and protect her city from space invaders. They are joined by a third girl, Muginami, who has a different goal than Ran. Meanwhile, they still don't know their enemies' true goal, or what "Rinne" might be. (comedy,s ci-fi, mecha, +14) (Subtitled, Viz Media)

Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

It Gets Better
A discussion of how not to let the bullies win. Tolerance in Anime fandom.

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Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

AMV Parody Videos of AMVs Part 2
Guess what?! There's even more AMV Parodies of AMVs out there to show!

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avatar for Vlad G Pohnert

Vlad G Pohnert

AD of VAT: Programming, Canada Editors United
The Mighty Candadian's  amv org profile is found here: | http://www.animemusicvideos.org/members/members_myprofile.php?user_id=73


Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

2:00pm

Seinen Up - Manly Manga for Manly Men and the Manga-Reading Women Who Love Them
Most manga readers who only superficially know a thing or two about manga believe the core of this medium is boys comics. That maybe have been true in the 50’s and 60’s but in this modern age, nothing comes close to seinen (men’s or mature) manga. Seinen is the engine of the manga industry now and the only sector that is seeing any revolutionary movement in terms of story-telling and visual art. But men’s manga is not only for salarymen anymore. And it is not exclusively for the Japanese either. Ed Chavez guides courageous manga readers into a sophisticated world of comics. Starting from the 19th century and culminating in the modern day titles that give One Piece a run for its money, Manly Manga will redefine comic excellence globally!

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Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:00pm

Live Drawing with Ayumi
Sunday September 30, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

2:30pm

Atlanta Imaginarium's Cosplay Variety Hour
Come dance and sing with Atlanta Imaginarium as we perform several Vocaloid songs. Our Vocaloid cast will entertain you with romance and laughs. Audience participation is welcome, so bring your dancing shoes and be ready to cheer and have a great time.

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Sunday September 30, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:00pm

One Piece
Long-armed Lufy leads his pirate friends on another crazy adventure. (comedy, fantasy, +14) (Subtitled)

Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Stanhope 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

This Boy Can Fight Aliens
A defense command worker discovers a boy who can fend off an alien invasion, but he's lost the memory necessary to use this power. (scifi, drama, romance, general audiences.) (Subtitled) (Sentai Filmworks.)

Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Wilton 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Manga You Need to Buy Right Now
Manga, the world of Japanese comics. There used to be an absolute ton of these things on the market, but times are changing and not for the better. However, there are still a great many series and one shots that are being published today! And we are going to tell you all about them!


Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:00pm

Indie Anime 2012 - From AMV to DVD
Join Chris Bobko (ZephyrStar) for a look at the original works of independent animators working in and out of the anime style today. We'll take a look at some conventional AMVs that make great use of original 2D and 3D animation, and then we will discuss indie artists who have created their own films.

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Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Anime Press Your Luck
Get ready, Anime Weekend Atlanta! It's time to PRESS YOUR LUCK! The game with big bucks and Whammies is back! Answer some fairly easy trivia questions to rack up spins for use on our big board where you can turn your spins into lots and lots of cash and prizes! But watch out for the Whammy! If he shows up he'll steal all your goodies and humiliate you in front of a live studio audience! If you'd like to be a contestant show up prior to the show and impress us with your upbeat and exciting personality and who knows? You might be chosen to press your luck!

Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:00pm

Osamu Tezuka's Animation Legacy

Osamu Tezuka is the God of Manga, but his animation legacy is also impressive, with scores of films, TV series, specials, experimental animated shorts, and projects that defy description punching up his resume. From Astro Boy to Blue Blink, Jungle Emperor to Phoenix 2772, Black Jack, Marvelous Melmo, and Don Dracula, we’ll take a look at how his manga genius moved into the anime world and changed everything.


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avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan


Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:00pm

Mass Effect: Paragon Lost
Premiere of the new anime series based on the popular game. (SPECIAL PREMEIRE, SCI FI, FUNIMATION) PLEASE NOTE: This is a world premiere. As such, the room will be cleared prior to screening. There will be a line which we will allow to form 1 hour before entry near the entrance to the Chambers video room. We will be making certain you have your cell phones and cameras turned off prior to entry. Knowing that not everyone will be near a hotel room or their vehicle, we will allow you to retain possession of your electronics, but you are not to take them out and most certainly not use or record anything during the screening. If we catch you doing so you will be removed from the theater and your badge WILL BE PULLED. There are no exceptions to this rule. We are being granted a courtesy in bringing this premiere screening to you. Let's show similar courtesy and follow the rules so that everyone can enjoy this anime Thank you for co-operation.

Sunday September 30, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Chambers 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

3:30pm

WCS Cosplay Experience
USA! USA! USA! Come meet our the dynamic duo that represented the United States of America at the World Cosplay Summit in Japan. Learn what it takes to cosplay on the world stage!


Sunday September 30, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 103 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

An Hour with Heidi
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Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 104 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

3:30pm

ACEO & ATC Workshop!
Come create and learn about Art Trading Cards and ACEO’s. While they’re not like baseball cards or magic cards, they’re certainly tiny collectible works of art! Meet and trade with fellow artists or just come and have fun and flex those creative muscles!

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Sunday September 30, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 105 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

Anime Fandom as an Adult
Anime Fandom As An Adult examines the post-college/uni lifestyle of balancing work and social life while keeping up with your Japanese cartoons. You can't buy all the Pocky – you have rent to pay!

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Sunday September 30, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

4:00pm

AMVs that Inspired us to Buy the Music
Last year we brought you "AMVs That Made Us Buy The Anime" so this year we thought, why not do a sequel? We'll show some cool AMVs that made us run out and buy the music. Join us to discover some great bands and artists stylized with AMVs!

Sunday September 30, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Renaissance - Habersham 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339

4:00pm

Tea Party
Join us for our annual Sunday Afternoon Tea Party. Tea, light snacks and a live violinist. $10 per person ($5 if dressed appropriately for tea: Lolita, Steampunk, Victorian, Edwardian, formal cosplay, etc.).

Sunday September 30, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The Gallery - In the Mall Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

5:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Help us wrap Anime Weekend Atlanta up the right way at Closing Ceremonies. Bid a final farewell to all the guests, the staff and your fellow fans. And don't miss you chance to let us know what your thoughts around what went right and anywhere you think we can improve on next year.

Speakers
avatar for h.NAOTO

h.NAOTO

The world knows Japan as the birthplace of popular subcultures like Anime, Manga, and Cosplay. One fashion designer took subculture fashion to mainstream. His name is Naoto Hirooka, and he is the creative designer of h. NAOTO, Japan’s most successful Gothic-Punk-Lolita fashion empire. Naoto joined S-inc Co., Ltd. in 1999 after graduating from prestigious Bunka Fashion College. Soon his incomparable talent was noticed and in 2000, he... Read More →
avatar for Heidi

Heidi

A visual-kei band that was created in early 2006. Their members are Yoshihiko on vocals, Nao on guitar, Kohsuke on bass, and Kiri on drums. heidi.'s first solo and official debut was June 3rd at Ikebukuro CYBER. | Their focus is on trying to create distinctive melodies that are easy to remember for the fans. Throughout their career they have played on many stages, such as at the “hide memorial summit” in the Ajinomoto Stadium, the... Read More →
avatar for You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa

You Kikkawa, nicknamed Kikka by her fans, is a cute and talented singer, actress, and idol. Kikka entered Hello Pro Egg in 2007 and in 2008, she took part of the group Milky Way with Koharu Kusumi (ex- Morning Musume) and Sayaka Kitahara to sing the theme song of the anime Kirarin?Revolution. She has been in many plays such as ”Nekome Club 2 ~Natsu da! Umi da! Vacance da! ~”, ”Tiger Breathing” and in the movie ”Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro... Read More →
avatar for Ayumi Kino

Ayumi Kino

Ayumi is a new Manga Artist and is only 22 years old. Her debut work is the first e-manga titled “Magical Dreamers.” She focuses on slice of life stories including melancholic and pop culture while incorporating darker matters. She believes that imagination and creativity are today’s Magic, and that all human beings are magicians! Her favorite food is rice casserole; she is interested in the universe and space; and she enjoys seeing people... Read More →
avatar for Dave Merrill

Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan
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Jason R. Merrill

Events Administrator, Anime Weekend Atlanta
avatar for Neil Nadelman

Neil Nadelman

If everybody had to learn Japanese to enjoy anime, the craze would've died out long ago. Fortunately, tireless workers like Neil carefully transpose its exciting exclamations into clear English, allowing you to start reading between the lines and write slash about all the pretty boys! Neil toiled over Area 88, Giant Robo, Slayers, Grave of the Fireflies and literally trillions of other titles, and has guest-lectured at MIT on the topic.
avatar for David Williams

David Williams

David Williams has been in the anime industry for over 19 years doing everything from subtitling to DVD production, marketing to ADR directing. He is currently working with Sentai Filmworks where he has helped to bring out titles such as, High School of the Dead, Angel Beats, Clannad and many others. As an ADR director with ADV Films, he directed shows such as D.N.Angel, Angelic Layer, Pretear, Najica Blitz Tactics and many others too... Read More →
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Amy Howard Wilson

Born in Detroit on May 28, 1955, I was "bit by the acting bug" in high school. I am a proud graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City - Class of '75. In 1979, I was working in the front office of the Weist-Barron School For TV and Commercial Acting. Kit Carter, the casting director, called the school looking for non-union talent to do the English dub for a new Japanese animated series, which would eventually come to... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339