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Friday, September 28
 

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
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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

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
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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... Read More →


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

2:00pm

An Hour with Suzuko Mimori
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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 →


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.

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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 →


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

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

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... 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

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... Read More →


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

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

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

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

6:30pm

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... Read More →


Friday September 28, 2012 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Renaissance - Kennesaw 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... 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

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.”

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

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

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

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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

9:30pm

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.

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

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

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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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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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.

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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 →


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

11:30am

Vertical 2012
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Saturday September 29, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 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.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 12:30pm - 2:30am
CGC - 104 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

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

1:30pm

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

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

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

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

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

3:30pm

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

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.

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

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

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

5:30pm

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

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

6:30pm

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

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.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
CGC - 117 & 118 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!

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Saturday September 29, 2012 7:00pm - 8:30pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF 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.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 8:00pm - 9:30pm
CGC - 106 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.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
CGC - 117 & 118 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.

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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.

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

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.

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Saturday September 29, 2012 10:00pm - 11:00pm
CGC - 106 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.

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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.

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

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.

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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!

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

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Sunday September 30, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
CGC - 115 & 116 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

10:30am

Ryo Teaches Voice Acting
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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 →


Sunday September 30, 2012 10:30am - 12:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 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

11:30am

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!

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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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 11:30am - 12:30am
Renaissance - Grand Ballroom 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.

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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.

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Sunday September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
CGC - 115 & 116 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... 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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
CGC - Williams Ballroom CDF Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

1:00pm

An Hour with Kikka
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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 →


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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
CGC - 106 Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 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

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

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

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

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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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

3:30pm

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... Read More →


Sunday September 30, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
CGC - 104 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