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Friday, September 28
 

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 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... Read More →
LC

Lloyd Carter

Chairman of Anime Weekend Atlanta
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →
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Dave Merrill

I'm into those cartoon things from that place there, Japan
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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... 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... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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... 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... Read More →



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

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... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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... 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... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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... 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... Read More →
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... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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

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
 
Saturday, September 29
 

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... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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... Read More →


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


Saturday September 29, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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

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... Read More →


Saturday September 29, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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

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

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, 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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:30am - 12:30am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 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
LC

Lloyd Carter

Chairman of Anime Weekend Atlanta
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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... 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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339