Saturday, March 17, 2012

Anime Conji Day 2

Another day for Anime Conji is about to begin, today is the big day at Conji, and the best day to attend if you're looking for the most bang for your buck. With events going on all hours.

Here's the Panel Schedule for the day:

Blue Exorcist
Saturday            10:00 AM-10:50 AM            Pacific Salon 1
The members of the Blue Exorcist podcast will do highlights of their show and screen parts of the Blue Exorcist anime. This panel will then open up to a Q&A session.
Kingdom Hearts: The voice of Riku
Saturday            10:00 AM-11:00 AM            Pacific Salon 3
Join our guest of industry guest of honor, David Gallagher, as he discuses his career both in the acting world and the voice acting world.
All About Shojo
Saturday            10:00 AM-10:50 PM            Towne
This panel will feature a variety of shojo anime and manga and discuss the beauty, romance, and style of shojo.
FIRST: From Fantasy to Fact!
Saturday            10:00 AM-11:20 AM            Esquire
The educational program called FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is a major impact to our lives! The major impact and inspiration on how science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) from Anime/Manga/Comics leaves a lasting image on these high school students to thrive in technology and maybe someday create something they’ve seen from a science fiction film!
Cover-up! A Walkthrough on Make-up
Saturday            11:00 AM-11:50 AM            Sunrise
Need to take your next cosplay to the next level with some sweet make-up but come up short on what you need to do or even where to get it? In this panel, learn about what you ought to put in your cosplay make-up kit, where to get it, and most importantly, how to get it on fabulously.
My Little Pony: Panels are Magic
Saturday            11:00 AM-11:50 AM            Pacific Salon 2
Fan panel for the animated series, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic”.
Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
Saturday            11:30 AM-12:20 PM            Pacific Salon 1
Join us for this Kurushitsuji fan panel featuring Q&A, games, and more!
Japanese Music Rocks! Traditional Sounds Exposed and Explode
Saturday            12:00 PM-12:50 PM            Sunrise
Come and check out what kinds of instruments are used in making those cool sounds you hear in your favorite anime shows! You will also find out why Haruhi named a cat Shamisen, what the Japanese can anticipate for the next two new Evangelion movies from the titles, and other cultural tidbits that may make you smirk…or frown.
Marukaite Chikyuu Hetalia Panel
Saturday            12:00 PM-1:20 PM            Pacific Salon 2
Love the anime/manga/webcomic series Hetalia and want to meet your favorite nations? Well, look no further! This panel will consist of Q&A, a raffle for up to seven winners, and requesting anything you want the countries to do! Come and join the fun!
All About Shonen
Saturday            12:30 PM-1:20 PM            Towne
This panel will feature a variety of shonen anime and manga from Dragonball Z to Fairytail and more. It will be a discussion that ranges from mainstream series such as Naruto and Bleach, to obscure series such as Eyeshield 21 and Reborn! With heated discussions, lots of laughs, and possibly even a couple spoilers, this is an annual Anime Conji panel that has become a tradition for attendees and staff alike.
Karen Dyer Presents: Burlesque 101 [18+]
Saturday 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific Salon 1
Join Karen Dyer as she talks about the world of Burlesque.
An Actor’s Life For Me with Robert Trebor
Saturday 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific Salon 3
Ask Bob questions about the rollercoaster nature of a working actor. He has been one for almost 40 years, from survival jobs involving market research and telephone surveys, to flying first class around the world, working on movies and TV with some of the finest actors, being feted with parties, offers, and people standing in line for his autograph. He will reference his new book, A Lust For Acting: An Unreliable Memoir.
Everything Awesome About Your Childhood
Saturday 1:00 PM-3:00 PM Esquire
Come and Learn about everything awesome about your childhood!
The Myth and Legend of Hercules and Xena
Saturday 2:00 PM-3:00 PM Pacific Salon 3
Come and learn about the myth and legend of Hercules and Xena with guest Robert Trebor,
Tsukuru! Make Your Own Music with Rhythm Core Alpha!
Saturday            1:30 PM-2:50 PM            Towne
SoftEgg’s Tim Trzepacz shows you how to make your own music on Nintendo DSi and 3DS using their awesome music software Rhythm Core Alpha, which is available as a $5 download in the DSiWare Shop or 3DS eShop. Included will be a preview of “Rhythm Core Alpha 2″ and possibly a sneak peek at their new game that is in development.
Avoiding Bootlegs & Figure Collecting Q&A
Saturday            2:00 PM-2:50 PM            Pacific Salon 1
Want to get into the world of figure collecting but don’t want to end up with a bootleg? Learn what to look for in a bootleg and when “too good to be true” is too good to be true! Frances Delgado from How A Girl Figures will help you with these as well as answer other questions about figure collecting. You may even leave with some amazing figures to add to your collection with prizes from sponsors Otaku Fuel, Toylet, Hobby Search and others!
SDAnimanga Presents: Name That Tune
Saturday            3:00 PM-4:20 PM            Pacific Salon 3
Love anime music? Can you identify an anime just by listening to its opening or ending song? Then come and play Anime Name That Tune! Have fun and play against others for awesome prizes in this test of anime music knowledge!
Homestuck Fandom Panel
Saturday            3:30 PM-4:20 PM            Towne
From the wildly imaginative and rather uncouth mind of Andrew Hussie, Homestuck is one of the most popular and unforgettable comics of our time. With a witty combination of ironic pop culture references, bizarre time traveling shenanigans, and a heavy dose of dark humor, Homestuck has risen to popularity and fame over the past few years among many a convention crowd.
Bad Trivia for Just as Bad Prizes (18+)
Saturday            8:00 PM-8:50 PM            Sunrise
A basic anime trivia panel but with a difficulty curve! Easy questions for questionable quality prizes and hard questions for top tier prizes.
Naughty Figure (18+)
Saturday            9:30 PM-10:20 PM            Sunrise
Step into the NSFW world of figure collecting! From the sexually artistic to the downright perverse, Frances Delgado from How A Girl Figures will share a peek at what new figures are coming from the best companies in adult figure collecting! You may even leave with some amazing figures to add to your collection with prizes from sponsors Otaku Fuel, Toylet, Hobby Search, and others!
FAKKU Presents: Visual Novels and Eroge (18+)
Saturday            9:30 PM-11:20 PM            Sunrise
We discuss some of the most popular visual novels in Japan including Fate/Stay Night, Clannad, Sengoku Rance and more. We’ll describe the differences between visual novels and eroge, how the industry is growing outside of Japan, and what the future might hold.
George Krstic Q&A
Saturday            3:00 PM-4:20 PM            Pacific Salon 1
Meet with Industry Guest of Honor George Krstic, an Emmy and Saturn Award-nominated creator/writer who has scripted video games for Electronic Arts, graphic novels for DC Comics, and episodes of George Lucas’ CG hit series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”.
Gamer Girls Burlesque (18+)
Saturday            12:00 AM-12:50 AM            Sunrise
As gamers and supporters of the culture, we also like to bring our members live events when and where possible. Working with talented nerdcore artists, our live events are always a great way to venture AFK and have fun in familiar surroundings.
Rocky Horror
Saturday            5:30 PM-7:20 PM            Sunrise
Join us for a night of fun with the Japanese dubbed version of the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Raj Ramayya Q&A
Saturday            11:00 AM-11:50 AM            Sunrise
Meet with Musical Guest of Honor Raj Ramayya, an Indo-Canadian singer, composer, and lyricist based in Marin County, California. His credits including collaborating with famed Japanese composer Yoko Kanno as a member of The Seatbelts.
A Humorous Look at Anime
Saturday            10:00 AM-10:50 AM            Sunrise
This panel will consists of a thirty minute review of a chosen anime show. The rest of the panel will be devoted to Q&A and passing out gifts.
VA Industry Panel
Saturday            11:00 AM-11:50 AM            Pacific Salon 3
Join us in a roundtable discussion/meet and greet session with all of our guest voice actors.
Broken Spirits
Saturday            12:00 PM-12:50 PM            Pacific Salon 3
Broken Spirits is a live action sci-fi film film put together by voice actor Stephen Weese that features anime voice actors such as Vic Mignogna, Richard Epcar, Spike Spencer, Kyle Hebert, and Cristina Vee in the cast. Learn about this amazing film project and how you can help!
Everything Awesome About Your Childhood
Saturday            1:00 PM-3:00 PM            Esquire
Remember Robotech? Sailor Moon? Dragonball Z? Cowboy Bebop? Well this panel is for you! A full no holds barred discussion about old school anime from the early 90′s.
Masquerade Meeting
Saturday            1:30 PM-3:50 PM            Pacific Salon 2
Interested in participating in Masquerade? Come to this meeting to learn about your times, confirm the rules, and set up your practice times to give you your chance to shine on the Anime Conji stage.
Gundam Model Building
Saturday 11:00 AM-12:20 PM Dover
Join Nathan Caccam as he returns to teach the basics of Gundam Model Building.
Saturday 12:30 PM-2:20 PM Dover
Learn to crochet and make amigurumis! Amigurumi is the Japanese term for crocheted plushies and they have been taking the crafting world by storm! Now is your chance to learn this popular craft. You’ll be guided through your first steps in the world of Crocheting and tutored with the stitches necessary to create your own amigurumi. Afterwards, they are yours to keep! Come join us in the fun! *You will need to purchase a $6 toolkit at the workshop to participate. All toolkits come with a crochet hook, yarn, patterns, and everything else to make your amigurumi. Participation will be limited to maintain high quality of instruction. Hosted by Sharon Shinn, host of a local San Diego crochet meet up. She has been teaching people of all ages, in and out of the classroom for several years. She is also a designer of amigurumis and you can find her wares at
Fan Fiction Writer’s Workshop
Saturday 3:00 PM-3:50 PM Dover
New to writing fanfic? This panel will be for you! It will cover development of main protagonists, antagonists, and secondary characters. Also, we’ll go over writing styles, plots, fanfic terminology, and methods for dealing with writer’s block. Free writing guides will be distributed courtesy of
Song-Writing Workshop
Saturday 4:30 PM-5:20 PM Dover
Join Musical Guest Raj Ramayya as he presents the basics of Song-Writing

Yukie Dong12:00pm – 1:00pmTiki Pavilion
Raj Ramayya1:00pm – 2:00pmTiki Pavilion
Doll Beat3:00pm – 4:00pmTiki Pavilion

Dance Party:


Saturday March 17, 2012 Starts 9:00pm at Pacific Salon 1, 2, & 3
After reveling in the darkness, make a pilgrimage to the Conji’s holy city of light. Saturday night’s dance represents an airy, atmospheric, and effervescent side of EDM. Hikari no Seichi will feature go gos from The Gamer Girls and give aways will be thrown out into the crowd.
Andre` Smith, better known under the alias “JINREI”(jin’ray) broke into the scene in 2005 working under the long running promotion Nostalgia.LA with his live mixing on vinyl. Later working with other promotions and headlining DJs, Jinrei mastered his craft with everything EDM from Dance Fusions to French House.
A well seasoned veteran in putting people on the dance floor whether setting the mood lounge style or hitting the room with rare bangers for a high energy crowd. Jinrei is that go-to guy to setup the headliner or just plain ole wake the crowd up.
The Dynamic Duo Fresh out of Las Vegas, Nevada! Dishing out tunes from the Vegas EDM Club scene on a day to day basis, Everything From The smooth sounds Of Tech-House To The Grimy beats of Electro house and Dubstep.

As you can see, there's LOTS of stuff going on today!! Come on down & check it out...