Events & Panels

Explore the various events and panels that will be featured at Animatic Con 2019! Click here for our Map of the convention.

Our Schedule is live in draft form, click here to check-it out.

Note: Events and Panels are All-Ages, unless otherwise stated. 18+ Panels will require proper identification, to enter the room.

Please use the time/rooms from the Schedule as it will be the most up-to-date (the info below will not be updated).


Panels (Listed by Guests & Groups)

Autograph Signings

Hosted by: Chuck Huber, Chris Rager, Josh Martin
Friday 22nd, 6:15pm, in Rome

Hosted by: Chuck Huber, Chris Rager, Josh Martin
Saturday 23rd, 5pm, in Rome

Q&A With VA Guests

Hosted by: Chuck Huber, Chris Rager, Josh Martin
Saturday 23rd, 1pm, in Rome
Join our beloved Voice Actor Guests for a special Q&A session hosted by Animatic Con’s Vice ConChair.

Anime Q&A with Chuck Huber

Hosted by: Chuck Huber
Friday 22nd, 9:30pm in Athens
Ask all! Hetalia, DBZ, Yu Yu, Soul Eater, Shin Chan, Sgt. Frog, etc…

Acting Workshop with Chuck Huber

Hosted by: Chuck Huber
Saturday 23rd, 11am, in Rome
Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.

The Fringe (18+)

Hosted by: Chuck Huber
Saturday 23rd, 11pm, in Pompeii
Strap on your tinfoil and hold on. The truth is a little bumpy at times…and everything you’ve been taught is a lie! Building 7, back and to the left, crisis actors, HAARP…if you know, come join me…if you don’t, come get your red pill.

The Business of Voice Acting

Hosted by: Chris Rager
Saturday 23rd, 12pm, in Rome
Join Chris Rager as he discusses what it takes to be a voice actor and the important things you need to know going into this field of work.

My life as THE Purple dinosaur

Hosted by: Josh Martin
Saturday 23rd, 7pm, in Athens
Join Voice Actor and special guest, Josh Martin, as he talks about his time as the childhood favorite Purple Dinosaur, Barney.

Odd Couple- On and offscreen together

Hosted by: Chris Rager, Josh Martin
Friday 22nd, 8pm, in Pompeii
Chris and Josh present Anime’s favorite Odd Couple- On and offscreen together. it includes our personal stories of becoming actors and friends, before separately booking roles that would also become friends.

Cosplay & Diversity

Hosted by: Akakioga Cosplay
Saturday 23rd, 1:30pm, in Athens
Join Akakioga Cosplay as she discusses the many aspects of Diversity when we look at the Cosplay Community.

Cosplay 101

Hosted by: Hailey S Cosplay
Friday 22nd, 7:30pm, in Athens
Masterbuilder and all around fun Cosplayer Hailey S Cosplay hosts this very informative introductory course to cosplay for those new to the field. Join her as she goes over the do’s and donts and gives you some really great tips!

Time Management for the Cos-Procrastinator

Hosted by: Momo Kurumi
Friday 22nd, 8:30pm, in Athens
It’s a week before the con… your cosplay isn’t done. You haven’t packed your bags. Your wigs still haven’t styled themselves. You forgot to order new colored contacts, and now they won’t get here in time! If this sounds familiar, you may be suffering from a very serious problem-
Cos-Procrastination. This condition affects an estimated 78% of cosplayers yearly. While there is no cure, there is relief from this condition. This panel can help you realign your cosplay life and manage your symptoms. Don’t lose another day to Cos-Procrastination!

Cosplay & Fitness

Hosted by: Thousand Faces Cosplay
Friday 22nd, 6:15pm, in Palermo
Every body is perfect for cosplay, but sometimes we want to change. Learn about building muscle, losing body fat, and nutrition from a certified instructor.

Cosplay and Anxiety

Hosted by: Thousand Faces Cosplay
Saturday 23rd, 10am, in Palermo
Anxiety and depression are often hidden by those who suffer from them. Join Lauren of Thousand Faces Cosplay and talk about your experiences, different coping methods, and how cosplay can help.

Tea Time with Deadpool (All Ages)

Hosted by: Tea Time with Deadpool
Friday 22nd, 8pm, in Rome
Come see the show that’s taking Cons by storm and disrupting the norm. Sit on down with a Cup of tea as the Merc with the Mouth brings you a panel that’s unlike anything you’ve seen. Joining him will be his many friends from the Marvel Universe. Anything goes when it comes to this TEAm.

Tea Time with Deadpool (18+)

Hosted by: Tea Time with Deadpool
Saturday 23rd, 12am, in Rome (Saturday night)
Come see the show that’s taking Cons by storm and disrupting the norm. Sit on down with a Cup of tea as the Merc with the Mouth brings you a special 18+ edition that’s too outrage for words! Joining Deadpool and his many friends from the Marvel Universe for an evening of stories and all around shenanigans . Anything goes when it comes to this TEAm.

Opening Ceremonies

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Friday 22nd, 5pm, in Rome
This is an opening ceremonies like no other. Animatic Con is known for putting on a fun kickoff show for everyone that is so exclusive, your not even allowed to film! You never know what this group will kick things off with. This is an opening ceremonies you will never want to miss!

Boy and the Beast Screening

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Friday 22nd, 12am, in Palermo (Friday Night)
Join Kyuta as he slips into an alternate universe where he will be raised by a Bear-Man, who goes by the name of Kumatetsu. Kyuta will be thrust into adventures that span between two worlds!

Lip Sync Showdown

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Saturday 23rd, 3pm, in Rome
Prepare for an evening of musical fun as some of the Animatic Con guests and staff duel it out on center stage in hopes of being crowd the Champion. Animatic Con proudly welcomes back LIP SYNC BATTLE SHOWDOWN

Lip Sync Showdown: AfterDark Edition (18+ Event)

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Friday 22nd, 1am in Rome
The gloves come off in this 18+ Edition of the signature event Lip Sync Showdown. Join us for an unedited musical experience like no other only at the Lip Sync Showdown: Afterdark Edtion.
Photo ID will be required for this event.

Animatic Charity Auction

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Saturday 23rd, 6pm, in Athens
Come bid on some amazing items including autographs, special “baskets” of nerd items and so much more. All funds raised are donated to the local 501c3 non profit, All In 4 Autism, who will help ensure that those funds are then put back into the communities around us to help others on the Autism spectrum.

Evangelion: 3.33 Screening

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Saturday 23rd, 9pm, in Palermo
Shinji awakes on ruined Earth 14 years after a third impact, and people have turned against him. He becomes trapped in a cycle of death and rebirth and continues to battle the angels while the world spirals toward complete destruction.

Con Horror Stories (18+)

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Saturday 23rd, 1am, in Pompeii (Saturday night)
Join us and our guests as we tell stories of all the crazy things we have seen or been involved in while at a convention.
Photo ID will be required for this event

Ask A Staffer / Con Gripe

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Sunday 24th, 2pm, in Palermo
Want to help make Animatic Con even better, then we suggest attending our Ask A Staffer panel. Here we will open the floor to suggestions and ideas and take notes of anything you would like to see us do different or how we can better the experience you have at our event.

Closing Ceremonies

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Sunday 24th, 4pm, in Rome
It’s that moment no one ever wants to discuss, join the Animatic Con Staff and their Conchair as the close out the show for the weekend.

Cosplay Showcase

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Saturday 23rd, 7:30pm, in Rome
This is the moment you have waited for, put on that awesome cosplay outfit and strut your stuff onto our stage in the Annual Animatic Con Cosplay Showcase.

Animatic Formal Ball

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Friday 22nd, 10:30pm, in Rome
Animatic Con cordially invites you to come dressed in your best attire and dance the night away at the First Annual Animatic Con Formal Ball! During the first part of this evening formal dance instruction will be given so you can learn dances such as the Waltz, Tango, and two-step to your hearts desire. From then on out, feel free to twirl with a partner, or two and enjoy the rest of your magical evening until the clock strikes midnight.

Animatic Dance

Hosted by: Animatic Con
Saturday 23rd, 9pm, in Rome
Come dance the night away under the lights with music provided by 3 amazing Dj’s: dJ Zero, Adinga and Descent.

How to Eat a Potato

Hosted by: Matt
Saturday 23rd, 8pm, in Palermo
I know, it sounds simple, “ How to Eat a Potato” but let’s get real, there is a craft needed to do this properly and well if you want to know the secret then you will just need to show up.

Just Dance!

Hosted by: CJ Webb
Friday 22nd, 7pm, in Pompeii
Feel like busting a move? Want to learn some more to add to your victory taunts? Then come on and Just Dance in this interactive, around the world panel of dance and fun!

Cospositivity! A Plus Size/Body Positive Panel

Hosted by: CJ Webb
Saturday 23rd, 5pm, in Athens
Cospositivity: cosplaying positively! Come to a panel that celebrates being big in the best way when it comes to cosplay and the community. Learn, love, and have fun embracing all that being body positive and cosplay positive has to offer! (All Bodies are always welcome!)

Beauty Makeup 101

Hosted by: Kat
Saturday 23rd, 12pm, in Pompeii
Hey Cosplayer, considering trying a cosplay that requires makeup but not sure how to go about it? Come on out to this beauty Makeup 101 panel to learn some great tips and tricks to getting that makeup just right!

Let’s Watch Anime Fan Parodies (18+)

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Friday 22nd, 1am, in Athens (Friday Night)
We will showcase some of our favorite fan parodies and abridged anime series. Join us as we highlight some of the most beloved parodies, as well as uncover some old school gems you may have missed.

Anime Under the Radar

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Friday 22nd, 10:30pm, in Palermo
We will discuss and show short clips for overlooked and underrated anime. Join us at this panel and share some of your favorite titles, or learn about anime you should watch.

Do You Even Panel?

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Saturday 23rd, 2pm, in Pompeii
Whether you are an experienced panelist, or looking to submit your first panel, we will provide guidance. Information will be shared on submission process to post panel feedback, and everything in between.

Ecchi Anime Bingo (18+)

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Saturday 23rd, 11pm, in Palermo
Come play a round of bingo with us as we explore some ecchi anime. Everyone will have a chance to win some small prizes. We will also show some ridiculous ecchi anime videos. Come for the prizes or the fan service, either way it is a good time.

Exploring Tropes in Rom-Com Anime (16+)

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Saturday 23rd, 12am, in Palermo (Saturday night)
Romance anime shares many common ideas. In this panel we will explore themes shared by romance anime. Some examples of topics we will cover include anime nosebleeds, love triangles, and forbidden love.

Hey, Where Are My Shorts!? (13+)

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Sunday 24th, 9am, in Pompeii
Joe and April will discuss some of the best and weirdest anime shorts. All of these shows have episodes clocking in at 13 minutes or fewer, and many shows can be binge watched in under an hour. Do You have a favorite anime short? There will also be opportunities for the audience to discuss some of their favorite anime with short episodes.

Love Is in the Air: Recent Romance Anime

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Sunday 24th, 11:30am, in Pompeii
We will look back at past five years of romance anime and discuss some of our favorite titles in this genre. Attend this panel to discuss some of your favorite recent romance anime, or learn about new titles we recommend.

Adulting is Hard in Anime

Hosted by: Brave World Anime
Sunday 24th, 1pm, in Rome
Life does not end after high school, so why do so many anime focus on this period of their characters’ lives? In this panel we will focus on anime that show adult characters experiencing romance, raising children and earning money.

K-Pop Dance

Hosted by: Aaron
Saturday 23rd and 24th @ 9am, in Rome
Do you enjoy K-Pop and think you know all those popular dance moves, well then come on and join us as we dance it out to some of today’s popular K-Pop music.

Karaoke

Hosted by: Aeonica Cosplay
Friday 22nd, 3pm, in Pompeii / Saturday 23rd, 9am, in Pompeii / Sunday 24th, 1pm, in Pompeii
Come sing your heart out in a judgment free zone! All genres and ages welcome!

J-rock, K-pop Music Video Discussion

Hosted by: Charmaine Wagner
Friday 22nd, 8:30pm, in Palermo
Discussion of Music Videos from Japanese and Korean musicians.

Anime, Video Game Music Video Discussion

Hosted by: Charmaine Wagner
Saturday 23rd, 6pm, in Palermo
A discussion how to make effective Anime Music Videos, with video examples.

Randomized Beyblade Tournament

Hosted by: Christin Watson
Friday 22nd, 4pm, in Palermo
Beyblades are PROVIDED in this random-parts tournament! Come Let it Rip!

Gotta Catch’em All: The Impact of the Pokémon Series

Hosted by: Dennis Daniel
Friday 22nd, 6pm, in Pompeii
Join us for a discussion of one of the most popular games in history and its’ impact on pop culture. It’s a can’t miss panel you “gotta catch” at Animatic Con.

A Steven’s Guide to the Universe

Hosted by: Dennis Daniel
Saturday 23rd, 10pm, in Pompeii
Join us for a fun discussion of all things “Steven Universe.” With music, comedy and just a bit of Gem magic, anything is possible when you “Believe in Steven.”

Retro Gaming: As Easy as Pi!

Hosted by: Dennis Daniel
Sunday 24th, 12:30pm, in Palermo
Ever wanted to make your own retro video game console? Learn how in this exciting workshop panel.

Amalgam Comics: Marvel and DC come together

Hosted by: Eric O’Donnell
Sunday 24th, 11:30am, in Palermo
It will be a educational and Q and A panel about the story and crazy characters that happened in the 90s

Hetalia’s Cold War

Hosted by: Gabe Gardner
Saturday 23rd, 3:30pm, in Pompeii
America and Russia messing around and having fun with the audience.

Kids CAN Cosplay

Hosted by: Galaxy Amethyst Cosplay
Saturday 23rd, 2pm, in Palermo
Join Galaxy Amethyst Cosplay to learn the ins and outs of cosplaying as a kid or with your family. Topics include costuming challenges, appropriateness, explaining cosplay to family and friends, how to enjoy a con as a family and on a budget.

Whose Line is it Anime?! After Dark (18+)

Hosted by: Insert Witty Title Here
Friday 22nd, 11pm, in Athens
When the sun goes down so does Insert Witty Title Here’s level of common sense and decency. This improv comedy show is not for the younger crowd or the faint of heart. Come for the inappropriate laughs and stay for The Most Dangerous Game of Improv in the World.

Whose Pain Is It Anyway!?

Hosted by: Insert Witty Title Here
Saturday 23rd, 1pm, in Palermo
The team of Insert Witty Title Here has been bad again. It is time to test everyone and make the loser face The Wheel! Come and watch, cringe, and wince as we find out who can take the pain.

The Great Improv Experiment

Hosted by: Insert Witty Title Here
Sunday 24th, 11am, in Rome
At the Insert Witty Title Here lab, Baka has been cooking up a new idea. He needs your help to find which member is the best gamer. Join in and see who can split your side the best!

Whose Line is it Anime 13+

Hosted by: Insert Witty Title Here
Sunday 24th, 1pm, in Athens
Join Insert Witty Title Here as they play some of your favorite games from the hit improv show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and a few you’ve never seen before. Everything is made up on the spot and taken from suggestions provided by the audience. Be sure to bring your ideas and a healthy appetite for laughs.

Voltron Fight Club

Hosted by: Izzy McCahan
Saturday 23rd, 9am, in Palermo
There is NO physical fighting. It’s a civil debate style panel discussing Voltron: Legendary Defender

Disney Sing-Along

Hosted by: Izzy McCahan
Saturday 23rd, 1pm, in Pompeii
Family-bonding time to sing along to your favorite Disney songs!

Attack on Titan!

Hosted by: Luke
Saturday 23rd, 8pm, in Pompeii
Come chat and have fun with the 104th trainee core!

Anime Divorce Court

Hosted by: Lys
Saturday 23rd, 3pm, in Palermo
Is your marriage not really working? Come get a divorce. It’s what we do

Acting Games Galore

Hosted by: Lys
Sunday 24th, 3pm, in Athens
Lets play fun improv and acting games

A Hero’s Guide To The Kingdom

Hosted by: Nathan Martin
Sunday 24th, 10am, in Palermo
Join your favorite quirky hero’s in this fun BNHA DnD/LARP style fantasy panel! Ask questions, play truth or dare, and get a photo-op at the end! Come on in, everyone is welcome!

KPOP Crazy Dance Challenge!

Hosted by: O’Nite Vibes
Friday 22nd, 4pm, in Athens
Are you a Kpop enthusiast? Want to enjoy dancing with friends? Want to challenge yourself on how well you can dance? Come find out more with O’Nite Vibes!

KPOP Zumba

Hosted by: O’Nite Vibes
Sunday 24th, 2:30pm, in Rome
Want to burn some calories? Do you love k-pop? Want to exercise? Then come join Cincinnati’s local dance crew, O’Nite Vibes, at their dancing/zumba panel!

About Maids: Their Role In Anime 13+

Hosted by: Roger Day
Friday 22nd, 6pm, in Athens
“What is it about maids, anyway?” Why are they so popular and prevalent in anime? We’ll answer these questions, while also looking at some of the great anime maid series and characters(maid outfits are welcome)!

25 Years of Anime Music: Yuki Kajiura

Hosted by: Roger Day
Saturday 23rd, 4:30pm, in Pompeii
Celebrating the composer of some of anime’s finest soundtracks(‘Fate/Zero’,’My H.I.M.E.’, ‘The Garden of Sinners’, ‘Puella Magi: Madoka Magica’), and the writer/composer for the vocal supergroup Kalafina, we’ll look and listen to highlights from Yuki Kajiura’s ongoing career. See you there!

Powered By Cavorite: ‘Princess Principal’

Hosted by: Roger Day
Saturday 23rd, 7pm, in Pompeii
An overlooked anime gem from 2017, ‘Princess Principal’ is an espionage steam-punk action/adventure series you will want to become familiar with(goggles are optional)!

Real Ecchi Fun (18+)

Hosted by: Roger Day
Saturday 23rd, 1am, in Palermo (Saturday night)
Why be ashamed of enjoying ecchi/fan service anime when you can embrace it with us here? Join us in our dubious(it doesn’t mean anything, but it scares people every time) pursuit of Real Ecchi Fun(18+)!

After School Tea Time: A ‘K-on!’ Panel

Hosted by: Roger Day
Sunday 24th, 9am, in Palermo
The genre-defining ‘cute girls doing cute things’ show, ‘K-on!’ has charmed the hearts of millions of anime fans worldwide. Come join our Light Music Club(no guarantee of tea or sweets,though…).

Leathercraft Intro Q&A

Hosted by: Stephanie Shields
Friday 22nd, 7:30pm, in Palermo
This is a short panel to introduce people to the art of leathercraft. I will discuss and show samples of materials, and how they can be used. I will also have tools to show and tell, and will take questions from the audience.

Intro to Leather Carving

Hosted by: Stephanie Shields
Saturday 23rd, 11am, in Palermo
Learn to carve leather, beginner class, limited seats

Learn to Saddle Stitch

Hosted by: Stephanie Shields
Saturday 23rd, 4pm, in Palermo
This is a basic skills class where you will learn how to do a saddle stitch on leather; the strongest way to join leather by hand.

Intro to Embroidery

Hosted by: Stephanie Shields
Sunday 24th, 10am, in Pompeii
Learn embroidery, beginner class, hand needle sewing

Bingo After Dark! (18+)

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Friday 22nd, 9:30pm, in Athens
Let’s play Bingo! This will be similar to the all ages Bingo except I’ll also be giving out prizes not suitable for children! We can also curse, woohoo!

Late Night Crafting

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Friday 22nd, 11pm, in Pompeii
Join us for some fun suitable for all ages and skill levels. Instructions and supplies for various crafts will be provided, or go off your imagination and create your own masterpiece!

Roundtable Drawing

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Saturday 23rd, 9am, in Athens
Welcome to all skill levels and ages, from beginner to professional. Bring your sketchbooks, tablets, whatever your medium! Share with your fellow artists for feedback, work solo on your latest project, or join in on some group drawing activities. Please keep all artwork safe for All Ages.

RWBY

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Saturday 23rd, 2:30pm, in Athens
Join us to discuss all the surprises from the latest volume of RWBY and speculate on what trouble our favourite Hunters and Huntresses may be heading into.

Dragon Ball Trivia

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Saturday 24th, 4pm, in Athens
Come show your Dragon Ball knowledge in a casual setting with trivia ranging from Dragon Ball through Dragon Ball Super.

Lightning Has Struck – Harry Potter Trivia & Other Games

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Saturday 24th, 9pm, in Athens
More than just standard trivia! You’ll have the opportunity to participate in some fun games to earn points for your house. Participants in the house with the most points at the end win prizes!

Late Night Fandom Social

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Saturday 24th, 11pm, in Athens
A fun social setting with some music, snacks, and games, where you can meet new friends who share your interests in a relaxed environment.

Bingo!

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Sunday 24th, 9am, in Athens
Bingo Time! Come play some bingo and win some neat prizes!

My Little Pony Trivia

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Sunday 24th, 11:30am, in Athens
Join us for a mix of casual and unusual My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic trivia that will make you think.

Book Club

Hosted by: Mad-Hatters Tea Association
Sunday 24th, 3pm, in Palermo
Join fellow book lovers for a low-key gathering to discuss your favourite books and find new recommendations.


Please use the time/rooms from the Schedule as it will be the most up-to-date (the info below will not be updated).