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Thursday, March 24
 

5:00pm EDT

VIP Membership Pre-Registration Check-In Only
Check-in and badge pickup for pre-registered members. Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination to check in.  For Zenkaikon 2022 COVID Policy please click here.  We will not accept negative COVID tests in lieu of vaccination documentation.

Thursday March 24, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Vine Street Lobby

6:00pm EDT

Pre-Registration Check-In
Check-in and badge pickup for pre-registered members. Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination to check in.  For Zenkaikon 2022 COVID Policy please click here.  We will not accept negative COVID tests in lieu of vaccination documentation.

Thursday March 24, 2022 6:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Vine Street Lobby
 
Friday, March 25
 

9:00am EDT

Registration Check-In
Check-in and badge pickup for pre-registered members. Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination to check in.  For Zenkaikon 2022 COVID Policy please click here.  We will not accept negative COVID tests in lieu of vaccination documentation.

Friday March 25, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Vine Street Lobby

9:00am EDT

Red Dragon Inn (Moved to Sunday)
This event has been moved from Friday to Sunday 9:00am - 1:00pm.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

Tabletop Game Room
Tabletop Gaming Room open play.

Friday March 25, 2022 9:00am - Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00am EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

10:00am EDT

K-On!
Yui has no clue which club to join, but she’s determined to do something this year. As luck would have it, she discovers a flyer for the Light Music Club and decides this is the club for her. But there's one problem: She first must learn guitar!

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

10:00am EDT

Kill Me Baby
Sonya is trying to balance her life as an assassin by attending a normal high school. Yasuna is a vapid and unassuming follower who has no idea of the danger that follows Sonya. The two of them together are a super cute and super violent concoction!

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

10:00am EDT

Cosplay Photo Booth Hours
Want to have your cosplay immortalized in a photograph? Zenkaikon is happy to have DeathCom Multimedia providing the Photo Booth this year!

The Photo Booth is where attendees can get their photos taken in a professional setting with backdrop and lighting. Attendees can also purchase prints of their photos.

DeathCom Multimedia has been attending conventions around the country and photographing cosplayers for over a decade.

Visit DeathCom's website for their gallery of photos and videos: www.deathcom.net

To create a safer environment for everyone, DCM Cosplay is offering Digital Only this year.
Prices:
$7 single digital emailed
$25 for 5 photos emailed
$40 for 10 photos on a USB drive (limited quantity)
USB Drive Additions:
$5 for each additional
$20 for 5 additions
$30 for 10 additions
**SPECIAL!**
$150 Weekend pass: all the photos we take of you, all weekend long. (limited quantity)


Friday March 25, 2022 10:00am - 9:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [3rd Floor}

10:00am EDT

At-Door Registration Begins and Registration Check-In
At-Door registration begins and Pre-Registered members badge pickup.

Friday At-Door registration rate: $65 (Fri/Sat/Sun). Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination to check in. For Zenkaikon 2022 COVID Policy please click here.  We will not accept negative COVID tests in lieu of vaccination documentation.

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00am - 9:00pm EDT
Vine Street Lobby

10:00am EDT

Video Game Room Open



Friday March 25, 2022 10:00am - Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00am EDT
Video Gaming [Floor 3, Heritage D+E]

11:00am EDT

Star Trek: The officers worst moments
Starfleet officers are among the best of the best…except when they screw it up. Yes, I’m looking at you Harry Kim, don’t think we missed you. Or Jim, Geordi, and the countless others. Join Children Driving Robots for a discussion about select officers and their worst moments.


Friday March 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:00am EDT

Myths and Mortals:Fantasy in Japan and the West
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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From orcs to oni, elves to kitsune, fantasy describes our darkest fears and highest hopes. Join us as we explore the divergent roots and current presentation of fantasy in Japanese and western pop culture.


Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:00am EDT

Zumba Class! Anime Style!
Take a break from sitting at panels and party yourself into shape with this special Zumba class created exclusively for Zenkaikon 2022. Dance to a wide variety of Latin beats mixed with a few anime favorites. Hosted by Robyn Swayne, a certified Zumba instructor from Philadelphia, this class will make you go “Sugoi!” Whether you are completely new to Zumba, are a Zumba enthusiast, or just want to have fun dancing to some of your favorite anime themes, this class is for you! All are welcome.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

11:15am EDT

Using anime in the highschool and middle school classroom
Are you a teacher or aspiring teacher? Do you like anime? If the answer to either of those questions is yes then this pannel is for you. Here you will learn the basics of using anime and videogames to enhance your teaching skills and student learning.


Friday March 25, 2022 11:15am - 12:15pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:30am EDT

From Alefgard to Zwaardsrust: The History of Dragon Quest
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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What’s up with this Dai guy on Crunchyroll? Just who is that Hero guy in Smash and why is he such a big deal? And why does he look like Trunks?! Join Alpha Betty for a journey into the development, history, and cultural impact of a beloved series that is criminally underrated by western audiences. It’ll be goo-reat!


Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

12:00pm EDT

LARP Pre-Reg Character Pickup
Pickup for pre-registered characters and at-con registration for the LARP! Join us and look through our database for who YOU want to be for the weekend!

Ever loved an anime character so much you wanted to be that character? If you come over to the LARP, you have your chance! LARP, or Live Action Role Playing, is played much like most tabletop games. The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. We have over 3,000 anime, manga, video game, and more characters to choose from, so pick your favorite and play using a character sheet and rock-paper-scissors. No dice or cosplay required!

The last thing you remember is a female voice in your head, begging for help, then the world went dark. The world you find yourself in now is like nothing you've ever known before and the only way home, or to stay alive, is to help. Maybe you can get rich along the way or find your impossible dream, but if you can't work together, it may be more than the end of you and everyone with you. What lies in store? What lies ahead, down in the depths?

The answers to these questions -- and more -- can be found at the Zenkaikon 2022 LARP. Signups begin on Friday on the Fourth Floor of the Con Center at 12PM and the game continues through early Sunday afternoon. Play for just a few hours or all weekend long as you step into the shoes of your favorite anime or video game character in real time. Every hero, or villain, has their journey and this year, it may teach you what it means to be a hero... even if it takes you to the core of the world itself.

Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

12:00pm EDT

Haikyu!! 3rd Season
With their match against Aoba Johsai behind them, Karasuno prepares to challenge their toughest opponent yet: the undefeated powerhouse, Shiratorizawa. The crows take flight once again as Hinata, Kageyama, and the team fight toward Nationals!

Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

12:00pm EDT

Outbreak Company
What starts out as a simple job soon becomes an adventure in an alternate world when otaku-expert Shinichi Kanou is unknowingly sent as an otaku-culture ambassador to the land of the Holy Eldant Empire.

Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

12:00pm EDT

Carolina Manga Library
Our Manga Library has moved to a new location and is hosted by the Carolina Manga Library! The Library will be set up on the third floor of the Convention Center in Live 4 - Hickory Room all weekend long.

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and artbooks. Carolina Manga Library staff run the library and operate all days of the convention. They pride themselves on having actual certified librarians on staff who are well trained in reader's advisory services. The Carolina Manga Library has been a guest at many conventions since their conception in 2013, including Ohayocon, Matsuricon, and Anime Central.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory Room]

12:00pm EDT

Artemis I & Artemis II
Artemis is designed for anyone who has dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a starship. It simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen,” while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communications, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”), and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain - a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do. Sign up for a flight time outside the Artemis Room! Both team and single slots are available.Already scheduled to fly? Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before your flight time!

Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
Artemis [Floor 3, Walnut]

12:00pm EDT

Mad Scientist Scavenger Hunt
Keep an eye out for our 15 favorite Mad Scientists hidden around the convention center. Snap a picture of each one, then stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk to claim your prize.  Find 10 and win a prize, find all 15 and you will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize - a free membership to next year's convention.



Friday March 25, 2022 12:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00am EDT
Info Desk [2nd Floor]

12:15pm EDT

FEED ME!! The Potential Biology of Audrey II
FEED ME!! Almost everyone is familiar with the cult classic musical "Little Shop of Horrors". Ever wondered what Audrey II even is? It is plant? Animal? Well technically it's an alien... Come find out for yourself as we break down the biology behind this fictional alien.


Friday March 25, 2022 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:30pm EDT

Living In a TV Animation Golden Age: Current Cartoons To Check out
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Cartoons on Tv have literally never been better than they are now. Join Kermit the Grog and friends for a samplers plate recommendation bonanza of the greatest television animation and see them prove the fact that we are in an animation golden age.


Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

12:30pm EDT

Hideo Kojima Understands American Culture Better Than You Do
If there's a cultural movement in the US after the cold war Hideo Kojima didn't prophesize, I haven't heard of it; join us as we ride completely off the rails following Kojima's body of work towards our post truth world.


Friday March 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:30pm EDT

Intro to Josei
Josei, or anime and manga targeting adult women, is a little known genre that encompasses stories from the darkly passionate to the brightly uplifting. McKenzie and Erin introduce the genre and recommend titles, from the classic to the contemporary,offering a widespread and diverse group of examples of this often overlooked demographic.


Friday March 25, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

1:00pm EDT

Opening Ceremonies
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Join the Convention Chair, our Guests, and Others as we welcome back all of our members to the Mad Science of Zenkaikon 2022!


Speakers
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →
avatar for Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Comedian, MC
Look: we didn't ask for this either, but there's a farmer's market across the street from the convention, and he's gonna show up regardless. For over a decade, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer travelled nationally around anime, video game and comic book conventions to subject people to his... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →
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Mythril-Arts

Guest Cosplayer
Mythril-Arts has been part of the cosplay scene in the Washington, DC area since 2011. She currently has over 20 crafted costumes in her portfolio and has won craftsmanship awards at various competitions on the east coast. Her favorite series to cosplay from is The Legend of Zelda. Mythril-Arts... Read More →
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Author
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories, including the official movie novelizations of War for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Death Defying Acts, and the first three Underworld movies... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

1:00pm EDT

Cosplay 201: SFX That Get You LIT
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Ever wanted to know how to create or program special effects into your armor and weapons? trying to figure out a new way to innovate with your cosplays to take them to the next level? Swing by this panel as we break down the basics of portable fog machines, advanced detailing and programming led lighting. At the end we will have an open QnA about any of our props, weapons and armor pieces.

Please note that the Get Lit panel (Saturday 6:30pm - 7:30pm) is being combined with the Cosplay SFX 101 panel.  



Friday March 25, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

1:00pm EDT

Ticket to Ride
Speakers
avatar for Charles Sellers

Charles Sellers

Staff, Tabletop Gaming
I'm Charles Sellers, I'll be helping out in Tabletop running several tournaments over the weekend in the game room


Friday March 25, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

1:00pm EDT

Magic of Cosplay Exhibit
Welcome to a unique experience, here at Zenkaikon!  Once again we welcome The Magic of Cosplay & Exhibit!  We believe in Cos-Positivity and look forward to another wonderful year.

We have secured a number of beautiful costumes, props, and wigs for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will give you a chance to get up close and personal with the creations, but please, No Touching. Don't worry, we do have some great items that you can touch and a project you can participate in. We have videos, costume construction books, and a Cos-Positivity question for all to answer. We hope the exhibit will inspire you to get creative! Our Cosplay staff will be present to answer any and all questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.


Friday March 25, 2022 1:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [1st Floor]

1:30pm EDT

VIP Member Exhibit Hall Access
Exhibit Hall opens for VIP members only.

Friday March 25, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Exhibit Hall [Freedom B]

1:30pm EDT

The Sword & The Pen: Writing the Effective Fight Scene in Genre Fiction
A comprehensive introduction into the world of crafting compelling combat sequences for the written word. Includes historical references, instruction on tone, pacing, point-of-view, realistic detail-oriented breakdowns vs. impressionistic "fog of battle" overview, plus visualization techniques and tips and tricks to help you craft your fictional action sequences.


Friday March 25, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

1:45pm EDT

Cosplay Makeup 101
You’ve spent hours sewing, gluing, and AliExpress shopping your cosplay together—don’t just throw on some winged eyeliner and call it a day! Learn makeup techniques with a basis in theater makeup and take your cosplays to the next level.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

2:00pm EDT

Dr. Mario's Horrible Game Development Panel
Let Children Driving Robots introduce you to the wonderful world of indie game development. Where the trees will be happy no matter how poor your art skills are! We will discuss free software that will help you create a world of wonder and leave you wondering why you didn't start sooner!


Friday March 25, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

2:00pm EDT

The Good, the Weird, and the Spooky: Dumb Cryptids and Wacky Yokai
Sure you know kappas and bigfoots (bigfeet?), but have you ever heard of a vampiric watermelon? Join us as we discuss some of the world's most bizzare mythological creatures, and learn more than you could ever want to know on creatures that (probably) don't even exist! We'll laugh, we'll cry...we'll probably crack some bad jokes.


Friday March 25, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

2:00pm EDT

.hack//Legend of the Twilight
Winning the legendary characters "Kite" and "Black Rose" from an event held by the creators of the MMORPG "The World," Shugo and his twin sister Rena steps into "The World." Together they completed events and quests, along with their new friends Ouka, Mirelle, Hotaru, and Sanjuro. Soon after, mysterious monsters appeared, and death by these monsters caused players to slip into a coma in the real world. Only Shugo and Rena can solve this problem, but why are they being targeted, and what secrets is the game hiding?


Friday March 25, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

2:00pm EDT

My Love Story
Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They always go for his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn! Takeo can hardly believe it when he crosses paths with Yamato again, and he finds himself falling in love with her… But with handsome Sunakawa around, does Takeo even stand a chance?

Friday March 25, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

2:00pm EDT

Open Mic Karaoke
Friday March 25, 2022 2:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Live 8 Karaoke [Tellus 360, 2nd Floor]

2:30pm EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Debi Derryberry, Kari Wahlgren
Autograph line begins at 2:15pm followed by Seating at 2:45pm (on Friday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Friday March 25, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

2:30pm EDT

The BIPOC Otaku Forum
Join us as we connect with other BIPOC otaku to talk and share our experiences as anime/manga fans of color. ***Everyone is welcome, but you must be respectful to the fact that this is a BIPOC centering space***


Friday March 25, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

2:30pm EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
The Exhibit Hall is market to find those keepsakes, goods and artwork you always wanted .  A fantastical emporium to peruse items of anime, sci-fi, and fantasy.  And don't forget to stop by the Zenkaikon merchandise booth!

Friday March 25, 2022 2:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall [Freedom B]

3:00pm EDT

LARP Opening
This is our opening meeting! Please, come and learn not only how to play in the LARP (with rules simple enough that we've had children play!) but about the setting and unique situation you'll find your character in soon enough!

Ever loved an anime character so much you wanted to be that character? If you come over to the LARP, you have your chance! LARP, or Live Action Role Playing, is played much like most tabletop games. The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. We have over 3,000 anime, manga, video game, and more characters to choose from, so pick your favorite and play using a character sheet and rock-paper-scissors. No dice or cosplay required!

The last thing you remember is a female voice in your head, begging for help, then the world went dark. The world you find yourself in now is like nothing you've ever known before and the only way home, or to stay alive, is to help. Maybe you can get rich along the way or find your impossible dream, but if you can't work together, it may be more than the end of you and everyone with you. What lies in store? What lies ahead, down in the depths?

The answers to these questions -- and more -- can be found at the Zenkaikon 2022 LARP. Signups begin on Friday on the Fourth Floor of the Con Center at 12PM and the game continues through early Sunday afternoon. Play for just a few hours or all weekend long as you step into the shoes of your favorite anime or video game character in real time. Every hero, or villain, has their journey and this year, it may teach you what it means to be a hero... even if it takes you to the core of the world itself.

Friday March 25, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

3:00pm EDT

The Hunt For The Tuatha de Danaan: Connections between Full Metal Panic and the literary works of Tom Clancy
Despite being set in a world where large Mecha dominate the battlefield and technology is derived from the visions of psychics, Full Metal Panic draws heavy inspiration from the works of the late author Tom Clancy, especially those works set within his "Ryanverse". Join us as we explore the connections between these 2 fictional universes

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

3:00pm EDT

Autographs - Debi Derryberry & Kari Wahlgren
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot /Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Debi Derryberry: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $15 - photo with guest
    • $40 for combo Autograph/Photo
    • $40 - phone call, video/audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs; photos will be taken behind plastic divider only and no touching. 

Kari Wahlgren: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item). 
Additional items as follows:
  • $25 - each additional autograph; or 2/ $40
  • $15 - photo with guest
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs.



Speakers
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

3:00pm EDT

Hyrule: A History Child Timeline
The Legend of Zelda: the Child Era! Full of dark and twisty games, join us as we discuss the falling Moon, the Twili, and many other facets of the wildness that is the timeline of the Zelda series!


Friday March 25, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

3:30pm EDT

Know Your Noodle (sponsored by Issei Noodle)
Ramen is a staple in today’s otaku diet, but have you ever wondered where it came from? How can you take your noodles to the next level? What can you make with it besides soup? We’ll take a look at the deep history of this humble dish and how its come to have a special place in our hearts and stomachs!

(Sponsored by Issei Noodle at 44 North Queen Street)

Speakers
avatar for Linda Kegerreis

Linda Kegerreis

Panelist, A Nerdy Couple


Friday March 25, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:30pm EDT

The real world science of One Piece
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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One Piece has been a shounen jump staple size it began in 1997 over 20 years ago. The world of One Piece is a wide, wonderous, and dangerous place, with a mix of the mundane and the fantastical. The question is just how realistic or unrealistic is the world of One Piece. So come and enjoy learning some science as we explore the Grand Line.



Friday March 25, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

4:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

Golden Time
When freshmen law students Banri and Mitsuo meet, it’s friendship at first sight. But when Mitsuo’s self-proclaimed fiancé, Koko, appears to stir up trouble, Banri finds himself sucked into a whole new level of drama!

Friday March 25, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

4:00pm EDT

Luck & Logic
To protect humanity, the government begins employing Logicalists—a police force with the power to enter trances with Goddesses.

Friday March 25, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

4:00pm EDT

18+ Wristband Distribution
18+ Wristband Distribution in Registration area. You must have a government-issued photo ID to receive a wristband.

Friday March 25, 2022 4:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Vine Street Lobby

4:00pm EDT

LARP
Ever loved an anime character so much you wanted to be that character? If you come over to the LARP, you have your chance! LARP, or Live Action Role Playing, is played much like most tabletop games. The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. We have over 3,000 anime, manga, video game, and more characters to choose from, so pick your favorite and play using a character sheet and rock-paper-scissors. No dice or cosplay required!

The last thing you remember is a female voice in your head, begging for help, then the world went dark. The world you find yourself in now is like nothing you've ever known before and the only way home, or to stay alive, is to help. Maybe you can get rich along the way or find your impossible dream, but if you can't work together, it may be more than the end of you and everyone with you. What lies in store? What lies ahead, down in the depths?

The answers to these questions -- and more -- can be found at the Zenkaikon 2022 LARP. Signups begin on Friday on the Fourth Floor of the Con Center at 12PM and the game continues through early Sunday afternoon. Play for just a few hours or all weekend long as you step into the shoes of your favorite anime or video game character in real time. Every hero, or villain, has their journey and this year, it may teach you what it means to be a hero... even if it takes you to the core of the world itself.

Friday March 25, 2022 4:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

4:15pm EDT

Pepakura: The Art of Papercraft
Papercraft, or pepakura, is the art of turning a 3D model, often from a video game, into a real world paper model. Papercraft is a fun and inexpensive way to build and collect your favorite characters, and has also been adapted as a way to make cosplay armor and props. Join WhiteRakogis of Rakogis Papercraft (rakogispapercraft.wordpress.com) as he shows you all about the process of building a paper model, including both building and designing.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

4:30pm EDT

Selfie Squares With Manly Battleships
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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A tic-tac-toe game that features Uncle Yo and Greg Cox and other con celebrities as the spaces. You just have to decide if the guest answer is correct or not, if you can get them to stop preening in front of the camera long enough to answer you! The first contestant to get three in a row wins! *(Manly Battleships® is not responsible for your level of guest favoritism!)


Speakers
avatar for Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Comedian, MC
Look: we didn't ask for this either, but there's a farmer's market across the street from the convention, and he's gonna show up regardless. For over a decade, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer travelled nationally around anime, video game and comic book conventions to subject people to his... Read More →
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Author
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories, including the official movie novelizations of War for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Death Defying Acts, and the first three Underworld movies... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

4:30pm EDT

+2 Comedy Presents: ARGs, Puzzletrails and UnFiction
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Have you ever seen a website or a YouTube that seems to be hiding something? Take a look look at Alternate Reality Games, internet rabbit holes the line between fiction and nonfiction known as unfiction. Explore the worlds of "I Love Bees" and I Am Mary Mary" and discuss what goes into creating the next "Petscop" or "Local 58."


Friday March 25, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

4:45pm EDT

The Best of Marvel comics 2014-Current
Join Scott Johnson (President of Zenkaikon Entertainment) as he looks at the best Marvel comics since 2014.

Speakers
SJ

Scott Johnson

Staff, BOD
I'm the Director of Programming for Zenkaikon, I was the Vice con Chair in 2018 and I served as the Head of Live Programming from 2006 to 2017 for Zenkaikon and a member of the Board of Directors since 2016. I Occasionally run Panels as well and wrote the webcomic www.dubthis.net... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 4:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

5:00pm EDT

ACE: The Final FrontierExploring Asexual Characters in a Hypersexualized Media
Using popular anime characters, we explore the diverse spectrum of asexual identity


Friday March 25, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

5:00pm EDT

Cosplay 201 : Armor Up!
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Come get suited up! Learn the basics of armor making as we take a walk through the last thousand years of armor technology that brought us to now. Learn what materials we use, how to design it for yourself, and a short demo of how to make a body pattern.



Friday March 25, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

5:00pm EDT

Hall Cosplay Contest
Hall Cosplay Contest judging is a closed event. Only the participants -- designers and models, parent/guardian of participating minors (under the age of 13), and others deemed acceptable by Zenkaikon Cosplay staff, may be present for judging.

There will be judging on Friday evening and Saturday morning of the convention.

There is an optional “Fashion Show” during the Masquerade on Saturday evening if you wish to show off



Speakers
EA

Elizabeth Ament

Head of Cosplay


Friday March 25, 2022 5:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [1st Floor]

5:30pm EDT

VIP Autograph Line and Seating for Beau Billingslea, Debi Derryberry, Kari Wahlgren, & Mick Wingert
Autograph line begins at 5:15pm followed by Seating at 5:45pm (on Friday).  There is to be NO loitering on the Skybridge as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

Friday March 25, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

5:30pm EDT

Room Set-Up
Room Clear and Set-Up

Friday March 25, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

5:30pm EDT

Make a Plush Workshop I (Beginner)
Come give plushie making a try. We will guide you through all the steps of making a handmade plush of your own.   There is a $10 plushie kit fee.

There is a limit of 30 people for this workshop as there will be only 30 plushie kits.

DISCLAIMER: Due to the popularity of this workshop clicking the attending button for your schedule does not guarantee a place in the workshop.

This workshop has filled its number of spots and the pre-reg from has been closed The response was unprecedented. A limited number of places will be available at the convention.




Friday March 25, 2022 5:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

6:00pm EDT

Cosplay Ball Dance Lessons with Diana Hong
It's been 2 years since we've had a Cosplay Ball and we are happy to welcome back our dance instructor, Diana Hong. Diana is a ballroom dance teacher from the Philadelphia area who teaches at the Upper Main Line YMCA.

Speakers
avatar for Diana Hong

Diana Hong

Cosplay Ball Dance Instructor
We would like to welcome back our dance instructor, Diana Hong: Diana Hong is a ballroom dance teacher from the Philadelphia area who teaches at the Upper Main Line YMCA, Zenkaikon 2014 -2017, and Katsucon 2013-2017. She owned Dance Muse Studio in King of Prussia, PA until 2012 and... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

6:00pm EDT

Anime Conventions 101: A First Time Congers Guide
Join veteran con attendee, Chocola, as she teachers new attendees about conventions!

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

6:00pm EDT

So You Want to Podcast & Twitch Stream!
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Have you ever wanted to podcast and/or twitch stream, but didn't know where to start? Let DJ Ranma S show you the way! Learn the basics from idea construction, to hardware and software to use, and any other accessories along the way! A podcaster and twitch streamer for almost ten years, he will show you how to get started, even if you're on a limited budget.



Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

6:00pm EDT

VIP Autographs - Beau Billingslea, Debi Derryberry, Kari Wahlgren, & Mick Wingert
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.
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Beau Billingslea: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $30 -  video/voice recordings
    • $20 -  photo with guest
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs, but elbow taps are fine.

Debi Derryberry: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $15 - photo with guest
    • $40 for combo Autograph/Photo
    • $40 - phone call, video/audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs; photos will be taken behind plastic divider only and no touching. 

Kari Wahlgren: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item). 
Additional items as follows:
  • $25 - each additional autograph; or 2/ $40
  • $15 - photo with guest
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs.

Mick Wingert: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item, no Funko Pops). 
Additional items as follows:
  • $30 - each additional autograph on 8x10 or personal item; (Funko Pops $35)
  • $20 - selfie with guest
  • $40 for 11 x 17 print
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshake or hugs.




Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

6:00pm EDT

Betrayl on House on the Hill Demonstration
Speakers
avatar for Charles Sellers

Charles Sellers

Staff, Tabletop Gaming
I'm Charles Sellers, I'll be helping out in Tabletop running several tournaments over the weekend in the game room


Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

6:00pm EDT

Made in Abyss
Within the depths of the Abyss, a girl named Riko stumbles upon a robot who looks like a young boy. Riko and her new friend descend into uncharted territory to unlock its mysteries, but what lies in wait for them in the darkness?

Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

6:00pm EDT

Punch Line
Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They always go for his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn! Takeo can hardly believe it when he crosses paths with Yamato again, and he finds himself falling in love with her… But with handsome Sunakawa around, does Takeo even stand a chance?

Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

6:00pm EDT

Kobolds Ate My Baby
Kobold's Ate My Baby RPG. Everyone knows Kobolds are the lowest of the low, but now is your chance to play as the kobold and raise him up to kobold glory. Embark on an adventure for King Torg (All hail King Torg) in his search for special eyes-let fabric in this homebrew adventure for the Kobolds Ate My Baby roleplaying game. (No experience necessary, characters will be pregenerated.) Hosted by Heiress Gaming.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

6:30pm EDT

Genesis Does What Nintendon't: Weird and Wacky Video Game Ads
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Travel back in time with Kermit the Grog and friends to check out some old video game advertisements and all the weird stuff they did to get people to buy games.


Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

6:30pm EDT

More than a Pretty Face: The Women of Gundam
Well behaved women seldom make history, especially in Gundam. From Sayla Mass to Lacus Clyne, these women make their marks in the world by defining their own roles. Join us as we explore just some of the amazing women in the Gundam Multiverse!


Friday March 25, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

7:00pm EDT

7:15pm EDT

Don't Let The Gacha Get Ya
Gacha games have taken the world by storm in the last few years, with even mainstream video games using the same model for monetization, to varying degrees. However, nowhere is it more popular or more common than in anime and anime related games from Japan. We'll look at the history of gacha games, where it started, how it spread, examine different controversies over the years, and walk through the steps on how to survive and enjoy these unique games without destroying your bank account in the process.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Kegerreis

Linda Kegerreis

Panelist, A Nerdy Couple


Friday March 25, 2022 7:15pm - 8:15pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

7:30pm EDT

Autograph Line for Beau Billingslea & Mick Wingert
Autograph line begins at 7:15pm followed be Seating at 7:45pm (on Friday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Friday March 25, 2022 7:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

7:30pm EDT

How Evangelion Changed Anime
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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With the resurgence of the Neon Genesis Evangelion thanks to Netflix a new generation of anime fans are watching this classic for the first time. Lets travel back to the early 90's and see how Evangelion shook up Mecha anime genre and how anime fans reacted to the series during its release. Explore Evangelion's role in the Golden Age of anime during the late 90's/2000's and the influence it still has in anime today.



Friday March 25, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

8:00pm EDT

JRPG Video Game Music Trivia with Mythril-Arts
Do you love the music in Japanese RPGs? Come and test your knowledge with a team trivia game! Compete with fellow music enthusiasts as you "name that tune" from games like Final Fantasy, Pokémon and Kingdom Hearts.

Speakers
avatar for Mythril-Arts

Mythril-Arts

Guest Cosplayer
Mythril-Arts has been part of the cosplay scene in the Washington, DC area since 2011. She currently has over 20 crafted costumes in her portfolio and has won craftsmanship awards at various competitions on the east coast. Her favorite series to cosplay from is The Legend of Zelda. Mythril-Arts... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

8:00pm EDT

What the Heck Did I Just Read?! with Carolina Manga Library
An in-depth discussion of strange, hilarious, and fabulous books and series discovered by the Carolina Manga Library's Head Librarian.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

8:00pm EDT

Shonen Protagonist Evolution: From Hero To Edgelord To Sweet Boy
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Join Kermit the Grog for a dissection of the Shonen Anime protagonist and how he's changed over time, how we've seen a similar change in American media, and what it all means about pop culture as a whole.


Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

8:00pm EDT

Autographs - Beau Billingslea & Mick Wingert
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Beau Billingslea: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $30 -  video/voice recordings
    • $20 -  photo with guest
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs, but elbow taps are fine.

Mick Wingert: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item, no Funko Pops).
Additional items as follows:
  • $30 - each additional autograph on 8x10 or personal item; (Funko Pops $35)
  • $20 - selfie with guest
  • $40 for 11 x 17 print
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshake or hugs.

Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

8:00pm EDT

Cosplay Ball
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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**THIS EVENT FILLS FAST. IF YOU EXIT THE BALL, ANOTHER PERSON WILL BE LET IN. YOU WILL NEED TO WAIT IN LINE TO ENTER AGAIN.*
Back for 2022, the Sakura Ball is Friday evening's formal event for all ages! Prepare for a decadent evening of cosplay, music, and dance, with special guest Triforce Quartet! Prior to the Ball, dance instruction will be provided. Formal dress is not required for this instructional event. We look forward to seeing everyone dressed to the nines!

Dress Code
As with any formal event, there is a dress code and some expected decorum. Since this event’s main feature is music and dance, attendees should be sure to wear attire that they can move comfortably in. Although the dress code will allow admittance to the Sakura Ball, not all forms of dress are appropriate. Attendees should not wear costume pieces or shoes that can easily come off. No props are allowed. Actual costume is not required, but the dress code must be adhered to.

Allowed Womenswear:
*All dresses/skirts should be approximately knee length or longer
  • Formal Costumes *
  • Prom dresses*
  • Formal gowns*
  • Lolita (EGL/EGA)*
  • Cocktail Dresses*
  • Formal Separates
  • Kimono and Cheongsam
  • Dress Uniforms
  • Formal Medieval/Renaissance/Period Attire
Allowed Menswear:
  • Formal Costumes
  • Suits
  • Tuxedos
  • Oji Lolita
  • Kimono
  • Dress Uniforms
  • Kilts (with appropriate additional attire)
  • Formal Medieval/Renaissance/Period Attire
  • At the least, a dress shirt, tie, slacks
Appropriate Footwear:
  • Heels
  • Dress Flats
  • Formal and Period Boots
  • Geta and Zori (only with appropriate Asian formal attire)
  • Men’s Dress Shoes
In general, clothing should be modest, not skin tight, and not reveal a large amount of skin. It should also not drag on the floor with a long train. Think of what a person or character might wear to a formal event like a wedding or prom. Crossplay is welcome as long as the attire is appropriate for the character being portrayed. Accessories like top hats, canes, or hand fans are welcome.
Not Allowed
  • Formal Wear that drags on the floor (examples: trains, ribbons, etc)
  • Wings, armor, or other attachments that extend off the body
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts
  • Fishnets
  • Clothing with chains, straps, or buckles
  • Bare midriffs
  • Miniskirts
  • Cut-off or shredded clothing
  • Sneakers
  • Sandals and flip-flops
  • Boots with heavy straps and studs that are not formal in nature (examples: Doc Martens and biker boots)
  • Props such as, but not limited to swords, axes, cudgels, and sporting equipment
  • Other casual attire




Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

8:00pm EDT

No Game No Life
Homebound hermits, withdrawn from life, siblings Shiro and Sora are summoned to a fantasy world by a boy calling himself “God.” It’s here where the fate of humanity is decided by games.

Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

8:00pm EDT

The Perfect Insider
Souhei Saikawa is a college professor who is obsessed with genius Shiki Magata’s work. He, Moe Nishinosono, and a group of his other students plan a retreat to the remote island where Magata currently resides, which may put them in danger’s way

Friday March 25, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

8:30pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Friday March 25, 2022 8:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

8:30pm EDT

Time and Again:Animated series and their remakes
Are there too animated many reboots when the latest reboot is a reboot of a series called Reboot? Maybe. But we won’t know unless we check ‘em out. Let’s explore some of the animated reboots of the last 10 years and the series that spawned them.


Friday March 25, 2022 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

9:00pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Friday March 25, 2022 9:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

9:00pm EDT

Gameshow Impossibru™: Waifu or Daifu [18+]
You’ve tried dating games, why not test your skills at a live dating simulator? Join the Manly Battleships® on a gameshow adventure where you’ll end up with the mate of your dreams—or your worst nightmare. This fast paced event will place multiple contestants against a trio of characters that could change their love life forever.

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

9:00pm EDT

EAT YOUR ANIME- Anime Cooking Panel
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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A followup of Jesse's famous anime cooking panel from ZO 2021!
Learn how to cook fun foods from your favorite anime!

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Lukens

Jesse Lukens

Panelist
I'm a semi-professional disaster.


Friday March 25, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

9:30pm EDT

9:30pm EDT

Writing Workshop: Writing Structure, Novel Fundamentals, and More
This panel will be for writers of all stripes, from newcomers to those experienced with writing but looking to make the next big leap in their creative careers. Whether you are a writer of fanfiction looking to transition into original prose or simply writing-curious and wish to know what it's like to begin writing your own material, have questions you wish to have answered from someone experienced, or are interested in publishing your work, this panel is geared towards you. This will be a audience-focused Q&A session and will include information on writing structure, character creation, world-building, and other information for the burgeoning writer.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

9:30pm EDT

Zenkaikon 2022 AMV Showdown I
With each year, the competition becomes more and more fierce and it’s up to YOU to choose the victors! Contestants from all corners of the world will be on display to battle it out for ultimate glory!  Get ready to be judge and jury for this year’s showdown for supremacy in the arena of Anime Music Video combat!  EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Friday March 25, 2022 9:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

9:45pm EDT

The Fashion of K-pop's In-ear Monitors
In the landscape of ever-changing K-pop fashion, there is one piece which changes far more infrequently. We will take a close-up look at the highly fashionable in-ear monitors (IEMs) employed by our favorite idols and what their personalized customization may reveal about the artists themselves. Many groups will be covered, from BTS to Blackpink to the rookies, and we will take a look at the fandoms’ impact on IEMs as well.


Friday March 25, 2022 9:45pm - 10:45pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:00pm EDT

Otaku no Tatakai!
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Your favorite anime will face off in an EPIC rap battle for the ages! Philly's own Nerdcore duo Heroes 4 Hire along with Awesomus Prime bring you a comedic musical, off the cuff freestyle rap battle pitting your favorite Anime against each other... The best part? You decide who battles and who will arise VICTORIOUS!




Speakers
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

10:00pm EDT

18+ Wristband Distribution
18+ Wristband Distribution in Registration area. You must have a government-issued photo ID to receive a wristband.

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
Info Desk [2nd Floor]

10:00pm EDT

Akame Ga Kill!
After a brutal assault of his benefactors reveals a darker truth of corruption that engulfs the whole city, Tatsumi, an eager fighter who dreams of glory, joins the Night Raid to help put a stop to the wicked ways of the Capital once and for all

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

10:00pm EDT

Beautiful Bones
Shotaro Tatewaki is a normal high schooler, but he has an unusual acquaintance. Sakurako Kujo’s obsession with “beautiful bones” and her forensic skills give her a keen eye for homicide. When he’s with her, Shotaro somehow ends up studying murders.

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

10:00pm EDT

Carolina Manga Library Closed
The Manga Library is Closed

Friday March 25, 2022 10:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory Room]

10:30pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Friday March 25, 2022 10:30pm - 10:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:30pm EDT

A Deep Dive into Vtubing
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Curious about those anime girls you see live streaming on the internet? Those are vtubers! Today you'll learn all about who these girls are and what they do! I'll even show you how you can become a vtuber yourself!


Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:30pm EDT

10:45pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Friday March 25, 2022 10:45pm - 11:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:45pm EDT

D&D Misadventures 18+
Spice up your dungeons and dragons sessions with some ADULT CONTENT. Let's discuss the idea of some lewd D&D, some ... ah, different kinds of dragons and other weird misadventures that happens when you decide to add some different kind of conquests to your fantasy game.

Speakers

Friday March 25, 2022 10:45pm - 11:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:45pm EDT

Anime Anatomy 18+
Yes, anime is unrealistic but just how unrealistic is it. What weird science and biology can be seen in the crazy bodies seen in anime. From giantic talent to noodle people, come and learn something while laughing at the craziness that is anime character design.


Friday March 25, 2022 10:45pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:15am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

11:00pm EDT

11:00pm EDT

Panelists of Gor with Manly Battleships 18+
If you’ve heard of Gor, the context of your encounter may well inspire you to steer clear of this panel (or not…). But today we encourage you to be at this introductory look at an important literary series full of ingenuity, philosophy, and even the occasional well-written passage. And yes, we’ll briefly talk about Second Life. Join us for your first meeting with John Norman and his Chronicles of the Counter-Earth.  Screen reader support enabled.

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:00pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

11:30pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Friday March 25, 2022 11:30pm - 11:45pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:30pm EDT

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER: Metropolis — A Vision of the Future Turns 20
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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In celebration of its 20th anniversary, this panel take a look at this sci-fi Anime crafted by Osamu Tezuka and directed by Rin Taro.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Turner

Jon Turner

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER was fashioned in the spring of 2000 when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The founder, Highland Park resident Jon Turner, has been an animation fan since childhood, and has appeared in stage productions. These hour-long panels offer fascinating anecdotes about specific... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:30pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:30am EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

11:30pm EDT

1920s Speakeasy Party [21+]
Featuring music, cash bar, selfie station, themed cocktails and more with favors going out to the first 50 in the door. Friday evening starting at 1130pm in Tellus “The Temple” room. Period attire encouraged but not required to attend. Badges and ID will be checked. 

Friday March 25, 2022 11:30pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 1:30am EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

11:30pm EDT

Welcome to Cyber Tokyo Dance (and Album Release Party!) Album Release Party w/ DJ Awesomus Prime
Welcome DJ Awesomus Prime back to Lancaster to rock the informal dance! Spend your Friday evening with his special blend of anime, video game, and chiptune!  NEW FOR 2022Join Awesomus as he spins NEW tracks from his new full length album!



Speakers
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:30pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:45pm EDT

B-Horror & Sci-fi: The Good, The Good-Bad, The Bad-Bad, & The Ugly 18+
WE'RE BACK with fresh meat and new scares for 2022. Take a look into the world of cult horror, sci-fi, & animation in this glorious, gore-filled presentation. We'll discuss what makes a film good, good-bad, bad-bad, or ugly and provide plenty of clips; because some things you really need to see to believe. We'll delve into movies like "Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter", "Killer Sofa", and "Robot Carnival". You'll laugh, you'll cringe, you'll say "WTF". This panel is 18+ and not for those with sensitive eyes!


Friday March 25, 2022 11:45pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:45am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:45pm EDT

WELCOME TO 'MURICA! (is this seriously how the Japanese view us?)
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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A land of ridiculously busty blondes with blue eyes, a ton of guns and violence, flags on every conceivable surface, and loud and obnoxious idiots as far as the eye can see. Oh, and a real-life celebrity will probably show up. What is this strange and magical place? Why it’s America! Come and join us as we explore what video games, anime, and manga think life in America is all about!


Speakers
avatar for Brandi Swenson

Brandi Swenson

Panelist
I'm a long time anime and manga fan. I've been enjoying anime since Sailor Moon in the 90s. And I've been reading manga since the first issue of Mixxzine came out. I was a manga moderator on myanimelist.net for several years. http://myanimelist.net/profile/BrandI also used to run... Read More →


Friday March 25, 2022 11:45pm - Saturday March 26, 2022 12:45am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 
Saturday, March 26
 

12:00am EDT

Eye of Argon Reading 18+
The Eye of Argon, largely regarded as one of the worst short stories ever written, is a Sci-Fi convention tradition. In this "you laugh, you lose" contest, come try your hand and see if you can read even a paragraph without hesitation, laughter or pronouncing the words too correctly. Last long enough and you may be able to take home the fabled Golden Grignr!

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Author
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories, including the official movie novelizations of War for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Death Defying Acts, and the first three Underworld movies... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:00am EDT

Parasyte The Maxim
One night, a quiet invasion takes place. Across the world, alien beings, known as Parasytes, fall to earth and secretly begin possessing humans one by one. When Shinichi Izumi’s would-be invader fails to take over his brain, and takes root in his arm, he finds himself forced to share his body with a creature that has a mind and an agenda all its own.

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

12:00am EDT

When They Cry
Transfer student Maebara Keiichi enjoys carefree days of playing with his friends in the sleepy town of Hinamizawa until news of a murder set horrible events into motion.

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

12:15am EDT

Nostalgia Bombastic
Do you whisper "he's a phantom" when the Danny's theme comes on? Whip our the Watusi when I 2 I pops up on your rotation? Hop and Bob to Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers? Then why aren't you at this panel yet? Be for warned, we encourage audience participation so bring your A game!

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:15am - 1:15am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:30am EDT

Death Rays, Mind Control and other Disaster Science 18+
Most of us have seen mad science in the media, but through history we've tried just about everything, from raising the dead to teleportation. Join us as we talk about the worst science that has ever been attempted, and learn why being a mad scientist isn't all it's made out to be.


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:30am - 1:30am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

1:00am EDT

You’re Wrong & You Should Feel Bad!™ w/Manly Battleships 18+
If you're ready to see your favorite things get deconstructed in the most vicious ways possible, this is the panel for you! You like that highly rated show? Well, YOU'RE WRONG! & YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD!  A Manly Battleships® Production

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:00am - 2:00am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

1:00am EDT

Mad Lib Fandom Theater
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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It's the greatest moments of your favorite franchises like you've never ___(verb)___ them before. Join in the ___(noun)___ as we take your suggestions to fill in the blanks of some of fandom's most memorable scenes. You won't believe your ___(noun)___ as we perform these scenes in ___(adjective)___ ways you never expected!


Speakers
avatar for Forward Progress

Forward Progress

Founder, Forward Progress
A student of all things fandom, Forward Progress is excited to return for his sixth Zenkaikon. His programming seeks to both educate and entertain by fusing social science with the shows, games, and media that we all love.


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:00am - 2:00am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

8:30am EDT

Masquerade Rehearsal and Check-In
All Masquerade entries must attend this MANDATORY rehearsal. Rehearsals will be done by appointment; not showing up to your rehearsal slot is forfeiting your right to perform.

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:30am - 10:30am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

9:00am EDT

Anonymous Noise
Nino sings for one reason only: to be found. Blessed with a beautiful voice, she wishes to reunite with two childhood friends: Momo and Yuzu. Things start to change as she enters her first year of high school.

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

9:00am EDT

Love Chunibuo and Other Delusions
Starting at a new high school, Yuta hopes for a blissful, normal, easygoing existence far from his flawed past. But his new pesky classmate Rikka threatens those hopes when she discovers some of Yuta's juicy misdeeds.

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

9:00am EDT

Animal Adventures RPG
A goblin seized by twisted genius. A village paralysed with terror. A monstrosity waiting to be unleashed. Thank the Good Mother you’re there to help!  You brave cats and dogs must take on the evil Doktor and free his unfortunate prisoners.

Animal Adventures is an introductory roleplaying game (RPG) based on 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons rules. Play as a cat or dog in this adventure and learn the basics of RPG's. Great for youngsters interested in D&D and fun for adults too, we will provide you with a pregenerated character. Hosted by Heiress Gaming.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

Settlers of Catan Tournament
Speakers
avatar for Charles Sellers

Charles Sellers

Staff, Tabletop Gaming
I'm Charles Sellers, I'll be helping out in Tabletop running several tournaments over the weekend in the game room


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

Hall Cosplay Contest
Hall Cosplay Contest judging is a closed event. Only the participants -- designers and models, parent/guardian of participating minors (under the age of 13), and others deemed acceptable by Zenkaikon Cosplay staff, may be present for judging.

There will be judging on Friday evening and Saturday morning of the convention.

There is an optional “Fashion Show” during the Masquerade on Saturday evening if you wish to show off



Speakers
EA

Elizabeth Ament

Head of Cosplay


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [1st Floor]

9:00am EDT

Mad Scientist Scavenger Hunt
Keep an eye out for our 15 favorite Mad Scientists hidden around the convention center. Snap a picture of each one, then stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk to claim your prize.  Find 10 and win a prize, find all 15 and you will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize - a free membership to next year's convention.



Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00am EDT
Info Desk [2nd Floor]

9:00am EDT

Tabletop Game Room
Tabletop Gaming Room open play.

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00am EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

Video Game Room Open



Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00am - Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00am EDT
Video Gaming [Floor 3, Heritage D+E]

9:30am EDT

Autograph Line and Seating or Beau Billingslea
Autograph line begins at 9:15am followed by Seating at 9:45am (on Saturday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

9:45am EDT

Nautical Nonsense: A look into Japanese Naval History and the Anime It Spawned
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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From Kantai Collection to Arpeggio of Blue Steel to Space Battleship Yamato, the history of the Japanese Navy has inspired many beloved Anime. Join us as we discuss these series and the history that inspired them.


Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:00am EDT

Closed for Setup
Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:00am EDT

Autographs - Beau Billingslea
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Beau Billingslea: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $30 -  video/voice recordings
    • $20 -  photo with guest
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs, but elbow taps are fine.



Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

10:00am EDT

Women Who Made Doctor Who
For over 56 years Doctor Who has been breaking barriers and helping us see the world differently. Come join Children Driving Robots as we explore the women who helped shape Doctor Who into the international phenomenon it is today.


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:00am EDT

Am I Pretty Now? Live
From.the hosts of the Am I Pretty Now Podcast, Erin and Hailey: As a society we are always chasing the fountain of youth. But have you ever stopped to think about the poisonous lengths we are willing to go to turn back the hands of time? In this presentation we will discuss the strange, dangerous and macabre techniques that have been used throughout history, and even today. Sewn-in eyelashes, lard-laden wigs and arsenic-laced makeup are a few topics we will discuss. How far are you willing to go to stay forever youthful?


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:00am EDT

LARP
Ever loved an anime character so much you wanted to be that character? If you come over to the LARP, you have your chance! LARP, or Live Action Role Playing, is played much like most tabletop games. The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. We have over 3,000 anime, manga, video game, and more characters to choose from, so pick your favorite and play using a character sheet and rock-paper-scissors. No dice or cosplay required!

The last thing you remember is a female voice in your head, begging for help, then the world went dark. The world you find yourself in now is like nothing you've ever known before and the only way home, or to stay alive, is to help. Maybe you can get rich along the way or find your impossible dream, but if you can't work together, it may be more than the end of you and everyone with you. What lies in store? What lies ahead, down in the depths?

The answers to these questions -- and more -- can be found at the Zenkaikon 2022 LARP. Signups begin on Friday on the Fourth Floor of the Con Center at 12PM and the game continues through early Sunday afternoon. Play for just a few hours or all weekend long as you step into the shoes of your favorite anime or video game character in real time. Every hero, or villain, has their journey and this year, it may teach you what it means to be a hero... even if it takes you to the core of the world itself.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 6:00pm EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

10:00am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
The Exhibit Hall is market to find those keepsakes, goods and artwork you always wanted .  A fantastical emporium to peruse items of anime, sci-fi, and fantasy.  And don't forget to stop by the Zenkaikon merchandise booth!

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 7:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall [Freedom B]

10:00am EDT

Magic of Cosplay Exhibit
Welcome to a unique experience, here at Zenkaikon!  Once again we welcome The Magic of Cosplay & Exhibit!  We believe in Cos-Positivity and look forward to another wonderful year.

We have secured a number of beautiful costumes, props, and wigs for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will give you a chance to get up close and personal with the creations, but please, No Touching. Don't worry, we do have some great items that you can touch and a project you can participate in. We have videos, costume construction books, and a Cos-Positivity question for all to answer. We hope the exhibit will inspire you to get creative! Our Cosplay staff will be present to answer any and all questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [1st Floor]

10:00am EDT

Open Mic Karaoke
Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Live 8 Karaoke [Tellus 360, 2nd Floor]

10:00am EDT

Cosplay Photo Booth Hours
Want to have your cosplay immortalized in a photograph? Zenkaikon is happy to have DeathCom Multimedia providing the Photo Booth this year!

The Photo Booth is where attendees can get their photos taken in a professional setting with backdrop and lighting. Attendees can also purchase prints of their photos.

DeathCom Multimedia has been attending conventions around the country and photographing cosplayers for over a decade.

Visit DeathCom's website for their gallery of photos and videos: www.deathcom.net

To create a safer environment for everyone, DCM Cosplay is offering Digital Only this year.
Prices:
$7 single digital emailed
$25 for 5 photos emailed
$40 for 10 photos on a USB drive (limited quantity)
USB Drive Additions:
$5 for each additional
$20 for 5 additions
$30 for 10 additions
**SPECIAL!**
$150 Weekend pass: all the photos we take of you, all weekend long. (limited quantity)


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 9:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [3rd Floor}

10:00am EDT

Carolina Manga Library
Our Manga Library has moved to a new location and  is hosted by the Carolina Manga Library! The Library will be set up on the third floor of the Convention Center in Live 4 - Hickory Room all weekend long.

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and artbooks. Carolina Manga Library staff run the library and operate all days of the convention. They pride themselves on having actual certified librarians on staff who are well trained in reader's advisory services. The Carolina Manga Library has been a guest at many conventions since their conception in 2013, including Ohayocon, Matsuricon, and Anime Central.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - 10:00pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory Room]

10:00am EDT

Artemis I & Artemis II
Artemis is designed for anyone who has dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a starship. It simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen,” while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communications, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”), and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain - a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do. Sign up for a flight time outside the Artemis Room! Both team and single slots are available.Already scheduled to fly? Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before your flight time!

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00am - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
Artemis [Floor 3, Walnut]

10:30am EDT

Cosplay Dating Game (PG-13)
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Ever wonder what it would be like if Cloud Strife dated Usagi Tsukino? Or, if Eren Jaeger found true love with Ryuko Matoi?! These matches might not happen, but you never know what wild matches will be made at Zenkaikon's Cosplay Dating Game! Who knows, maybe Deadpool will fall in love with The Borg Queen!

The Cosplay Dating Game is similar to the traditional 'Dating Game' of yesteryear TV. Three bachelors or bachelorettes sit on one side of a curtain. On the other side is the 'prize,' an elusive bachelor or bachelorette for one of the 3 contestants to 'win.' The twist is that participants are in costume and are the character. The prize will ask several questions, which contestants must answer in character. Then “the prize” will choose which date they want. Unlike the real 'Dating Game,' this event is purely for the amusement and entertainment of the participants and audience. No real dating is involved.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:30am EDT

Your anime is an 80’s movie
ave you ever watched an anime that felt familiar? Ever felt like your favorite shows are just repeating something you've watched before? Maybe it is! Find out which anime you love is just a movie with bad hair and great style from the '80s.


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:30am EDT

Himouto Umaru-Chan
Umaru is a renowned beautiful 16-year-old girl in town, living with her elder brother Taihei. She acts a perfect sister with a kind heart, intelligence and popularity, who everybody admires. So who would believe how true Umaru is at home? Sleeping, gaming, watching TV, eating junk food, drinking cola; that's almost all she does at home, leaving all the housework to her brother.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

10:30am EDT

Rent A Girlfriend
No descriptiKazuya Kinoshita is a college student who is dumped by his girlfriend after a month of dating. To cure his depression, he rents a girlfriend named Chizuru Mizuhara, but is dissatisfied by how inauthentic she acts. Their second date consists of him calling her out, which leads to her revealing her true colors. on at this time.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

11:00am EDT

Resin Casting for Cosplay with Mythril-Arts
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Resin is a versatile material that can be used to create jewelry and props that enhance cosplay. Join Mythril-Arts for an introduction to resin and techniques for casting.


Speakers
avatar for Mythril-Arts

Mythril-Arts

Guest Cosplayer
Mythril-Arts has been part of the cosplay scene in the Washington, DC area since 2011. She currently has over 20 crafted costumes in her portfolio and has won craftsmanship awards at various competitions on the east coast. Her favorite series to cosplay from is The Legend of Zelda. Mythril-Arts... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

11:00am EDT

Room Closed for Set-Up
Room Clear and Set-Up

Saturday March 26, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:15am EDT

Pika-do-it-yourself! make a set of pikachu cosplay ears
Follow along with HopismyHero of Team Rocket's Pokemon Emporium as she guides you through the steps of creating a set of Pikachu Cosplay ears.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:00pm EDT

Great Graphic Novels You Should be Reading 2022 with Carolina Manga Library
Come join the Head Librarian of the Carolina Manga Library as she discusses an assortment of titles that demonstrate how graphic novels can change the way people think and how they read.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:00pm EDT

The Hidden Frequencies Podcast with Mick Wingert, Kari Wahlgren, Debi Derryberry and Beau Billingslea [13+ suggested]
Come join our Voice Actor Guests of Honor as they tell an amazing story with guest Mick Wingert! 
 The Hidden Frequencies Podcast was created to the great science-fiction/horror anthology shows that influenced a generation of American audiences: shows like The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, X Minus 1, Tales From the Dark Side, Tales from the Crypt and more.
 Each episode of the show is a self-contained story: a journey to an alternate earth in an alternate time, where ordinary people must reckon with the extraordinary. Every week, The Frequencies reveal another strange, complex or horrifying world as created by skilled writers at the top of their game and brought to life by a star-studded cast of talented professional voice actors. For more information and to listen to other episodes, go to: http://thehiddenfrequencies.com

Discretion is advised for this panel due to content that may not be suitable for all viewers. Ages teen and up recommended.

Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

12:00pm EDT

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER: The 25th Anniversary Of Escaflowne
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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First broadcast in Japan on April 2, 1996, this sprawling, 26-episode epic series has enthralled millions of viewers around the world. THE VISION OF ESCAFLOWNE has since gone on to become a classic of Japanese animation and today remains a favorite. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, this panel examines ESCAFLOWNE's rich history and behind-the-scenes stories — each tale every bit as compelling as the show itself.  You'll learn about its creators, its characters, its music, its mechanical giants, and even its various versions.  It's all here.  

Speakers
avatar for Jon Turner

Jon Turner

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER was fashioned in the spring of 2000 when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The founder, Highland Park resident Jon Turner, has been an animation fan since childhood, and has appeared in stage productions. These hour-long panels offer fascinating anecdotes about specific... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

12:00pm EDT

Rules to Live By: An Anime Survival Guide
Surviving an Anime can be difficult sometimes. Luckily, the folks at Hen Tie Cake have compiled a list of helpful tips. Join us to get a look at the survival guide that will help you make it the last episode!


Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

12:00pm EDT

Zenkaikon 2022 AMV Showdown 2
With each year, the competition becomes more and more fierce and it’s up to YOU to choose the victors! Contestants from all corners of the world will be on display to battle it out for ultimate glory!  Get ready to be judge and jury for this year’s showdown for supremacy in the arena of Anime Music Video combat!  EVERY VOTE COUNTS!

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

12:00pm EDT

Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto
Sakamoto may be a first year in high school, but he has the class, grace, and skill to rival royalty. Girls love him, most of the boys want to be him, models are upstaged by him, all while he bravely duels wasps and gallantly combats bullies.

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

12:00pm EDT

Sourcerous Stabber Orphen
 When the most prestigious university of magic loses Orphen, their most talented student, they'll do anything to get him back. Unfortunately for them, Orphen has bigger plans than majoring in spell casting - namely tracking down a mysterious dragon.

Saturday March 26, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

12:30pm EDT

3D Printing for Cosplay
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Informational panel about 3d printing and acquiring one. As well as the uses for them when it comes to cosplay.



Saturday March 26, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

1:00pm EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Kari Wahlgren & Mick Wingert
Autograph line begins at 12:45pm followed by Seating at 1:15pm (on Saturday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Saturday March 26, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

1:00pm EDT

Cut Throat Fiction!
In this hilarious fandom version of cut-throat kitchen, contestants will have about an hour to write a short family friendly fan-fiction, while incorporating the themes, tropes, and plot points required, in the hopes of winning the prize! (And the pride of being known as the best fanfiction writer of Zenkaikon!) Fanfictions will be read out after the hour by either the writer or volunteer of the writers choice, and the winner will be decided by audience vote. The starting theme for this year will be the same theme as the con, Mad Scientist!! No fandom restrictions, only rules is that the Fanfiction must remain family friendly and should incorporate all of the given challenges to the best of the writers ability.



Screen reader support enabled.




Our apologies but the panelist of Mad Scientists in Literature: Mad Science and the Origins of Science-Fiction has canceled.




Saturday March 26, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

1:15pm EDT

Inuyasha: Feminism in a Feudal Fairy Tale
Exploring the full cast of amazing female characters in the classic Inuyasha anime


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

1:30pm EDT

Meet Beau Billingslea
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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What do Jet (Cowboy Bebop), Ogremon (Digimon), Fourth Raikage (Naruto Shippuden), and Captain Frank Abbott (Star Trek Into Darkness) have in common? They were all portrayed by Beau Billingslea and this is his panel! Come spend an hour with Beau and ask your burning questions about those and many other roles!

Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

1:30pm EDT

Autographs - Kari Wahlgren & Mick Wingert
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Kari Wahlgren: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
Additional items as follows:
  • $25 - each additional autograph; or 2/ $40
  • $15 - photo with guest
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs.
Mick Wingert: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item, no Funko Pops).
Additional items as follows:
  • $30 - each additional autograph on 8x10 or personal item; (Funko Pops $35)
  • $20 - selfie with guest
  • $40 for 11 x 17 print
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshake or hugs.




Speakers
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

1:45pm EDT

3D Scan Your Friends into Gaming Minis
Learn how to do 3D scanning on-the-cheap. Take scans of your friends and use your 3D printer to create minis for your gaming table. This is geared towards a non-technical audience so you don't need to be a computer nerd to enjoy this presentation.


Saturday March 26, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

2:00pm EDT

AMV 101
So you've seen several AMVs but have always wondered to yourself, "How exactly do I make one of those?" Well worry not! Your joyful hostess is here to teach and show you some tips, tricks, and the basic to help get you started. We'll go through the history of AMVs together and explore the technical side so you can become your own editor!

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

2:00pm EDT

Atari Game Design Panel-GeekNights
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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Speakers
avatar for GeekNights

GeekNights

Producer, GeekNights
GeekNights is a long-running (12 years) podcast for hobbyists, tinkerers, and, for lack of a better word, geeks. Hosts Rym and Scott delve into topics ranging from computer science to Eurogaming, anime to fantasy fiction, indie comics to gadgetry, two-four nights a week for your... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

2:00pm EDT

Cautious Hero: The Hero is Overpowered but Overly Cautious
No description Goddess Ristarte summons Seiya Ryuuguuin, an OVERLY cautious hero to save the world of Gaeabrande. Seiya is obsessed with muscle training and buying extra armor to deal with low level creatures. It's simply one cautious mission at-a-time for this hero!  available.

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

2:00pm EDT

Yamishibai Japanese Ghost Stories
In this series of shorts, an old man tells horror stories to children using kamishibai, a traditional Japanese storytelling method using paper scrolls.

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

2:00pm EDT

Red Dragon Inn Tournament
Speakers
avatar for Charles Sellers

Charles Sellers

Staff, Tabletop Gaming
I'm Charles Sellers, I'll be helping out in Tabletop running several tournaments over the weekend in the game room


Saturday March 26, 2022 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

2:15pm EDT

The Modern Gay D&D
Take a back seats you murder hobo dungeon crawlers, this one is for the girls, gays and theys. Let’s take a look at how D&D has changed in recent years due to the overwhelming amount of interest from women and the LGBTQ+ community and what these changes mean for the TTRPG community. We will go over resources to find games and some Red Flags to avoid.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

2:15pm EDT

K-pop: Foundations and Influences
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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K-pop is now one of the world's leading musical sellers while managing to be all-encompassing of genres, but how did we get here? We will venture back to K-pop's formative idol years to learn how the early days influenced and grew to be what we know and love today. In this session we will see and hear the past and present come alive and tell us a story of a worldwide phenomenon.



Saturday March 26, 2022 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

3:00pm EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Beau Billingslea
Autograph line begins at 2:45pm followed by Seating at 3:15pm (on Saturday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

3:00pm EDT

The Mad Science Hour with Jimmy Neutron (Debi Derryberry)
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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With a super-powered mind/A mechanical canine/rescues the day from sure destruction..this is the theme song (and panel) about Jimmy Neutron!
Come join Jimmy Neutron (Debi Derryberry) as we talk all about the hit 2000's cartoon about a super genius kid, his wacky friends and family and his robot dog. There'll be some trivia too, so wear your thinking caps!

Speakers
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

3:00pm EDT

Mecha Isn’t Dead!
Join us as we look at the trend of mecha throughout the last decade and discuss how it’s not only alive, but at a level we haven’t seen for some time. Come and celebrate the thriving world of mecha!

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:00pm EDT

Reboot Your Childhood
Are all these reboots/remakes ruining our memories? Were our childhood heroes as cool as we remember? Join Children Driving Robots as we look at new and old versions of our favorite shows and movies and see how each deserves its own place. Why? Because knowing is half the battle!


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

3:30pm EDT

The Arcane Panel with Professor Heimerdinger (Mick Wingert)
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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Talk about all things Arcane with Mick Wingert, the voice of Professor Heimerdinger! Ask your burning questions about the hit show! There'll be some trivia questions for prizes later in the panel so get hype!


Speakers
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

3:30pm EDT

Traveling Japan with Uncle Yo and Cat
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Uncle Yo and Cat have traveled Japan in search of ramen, anime figurines, mysterious cat museums and passport-eating deer. Learn to save time and money and navigate the subways and Shinkansens to your dream vacation.


Speakers
avatar for Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Comedian, MC
Look: we didn't ask for this either, but there's a farmer's market across the street from the convention, and he's gonna show up regardless. For over a decade, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer travelled nationally around anime, video game and comic book conventions to subject people to his... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

3:30pm EDT

Autographs - Beau Billingslea
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Beau Billingslea: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $30 -  video/voice recordings
    • $20 -  photo with guest
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs, but elbow taps are fine.




Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

3:45pm EDT

Make a Plush Workshop II (Advanced)
Come give plushie making a try. We will guide you through all the steps of making a handmade plush of your own.  There is a $10 plushie kit fee.

There is a limit of 30 people for this workshop as there will be only 30 plushie kits.

DISCLAIMER: Due to the popularity of this workshop clicking the attending button for your schedule does not guarantee a place in the workshop. 

This workshop has filled its number of spots and the pre-reg from has been closed The response was unprecedented. A limited number of places will be available at the convention.


Saturday March 26, 2022 3:45pm - 5:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

4:00pm EDT

Gatchaman Growds
To protect the residents of Tachikawa city, a select group of individuals serve as protectors. Hiding like ninjas, powered by super-science, they are humanity’s first and greatest line of defense. They are the GATCHAMAN!

Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

4:00pm EDT

Getbackers
Mido Ban and Amano Ginji are known as the Get Backers, retrievers with a success rate of 100%. Whatever is lost or stolen, they can definitely get it back.

Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

4:00pm EDT

18+ Wristband Distribution
18+ Wristband Distribution in Registration area. You must have a government-issued photo ID to receive a wristband.

Saturday March 26, 2022 4:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Vine Street Lobby

4:30pm EDT

Cyber Tokyo Album Listening Party with Awesomus Prime
Come take a trip to Cyber Tokyo with Awesomus Prime. This is the next full album release from the Produce/DJ on the new Anime inspired music label, Kawaii Kunai. Join Prime and get an in-depth experience into the world if his audio Anime; learn about the story, the characters and what's to come for this Cyberpunk universe.

Speakers
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

4:30pm EDT

My Little Pony: Generations 
There was My Little Pony three decades before Friendship is Magic? Who were they? Are they related to the Mane 6? How do they fit in the My Little Pony: FIM timeline? Join Children Driving Robots as we tell you about Ponyland and other parts of Equestria long forgotten.


Saturday March 26, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

5:00pm EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Debi Derryberry, Kari Wahlgren, & Mick Wingert
Autograph line begins at 4:45pm followed by Seating at 5:15pm (on Saturday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Saturday March 26, 2022 5:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

5:00pm EDT

I Mustn't Run Away... I Mustn't Run Away…An Evangelion Debate Panel
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Who is the best Evangelion Pilot? What do the last 2 episodes really mean? Is Hideaki Anno legitimately insane or just a misunderstood artist? Join us for an open debate and discussion on the groundbreaking anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion"

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

5:00pm EDT

Magic the Gathering 101: A non-comprehensive look at one of the biggest tcgs
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Hey you! Yes, You. Wanna learn how to play Magic: the Gathering?...Wait, no, come back! It's fun, I promise. Learn the joys of collecting and playing with luxury cardboard rectangles, and ask all the questions you were always afraid to ask your brother's one weird friend.


Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

5:30pm EDT

5:30pm EDT

Autographs - Debi Derryberry, Kari Wahlgren, & Mick Wingert
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Debi Derryberry: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $15 - photo with guest
    • $40 for combo Autograph/Photo
    • $40 - phone call, video/audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs; photos will be taken behind plastic divider only and no touching.
Kari Wahlgren: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
Additional items as follows:
  • $25 - each additional autograph; or 2/ $40
  • $15 - photo with guest
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs.
Mick Wingert: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item, no Funko Pops).
Additional items as follows:
  • $30 - each additional autograph on 8x10 or personal item; (Funko Pops $35)
  • $20 - selfie with guest
  • $40 for 11 x 17 print
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshake or hugs.



Speakers
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

6:00pm EDT

Movies Into Books: Writing Movie Novelizations with Greg Cox
We're all familiar with books turning into movies, but what about the other way around? New York Times bestselling author Greg Cox answers questions about his experiences writing the official novelizations of such films as GODZILLA, UNDERWORLD, and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. 

Speakers
avatar for Greg Cox

Greg Cox

Author
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories, including the official movie novelizations of War for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Death Defying Acts, and the first three Underworld movies... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

6:00pm EDT

Planes, Trains, and Battleships: A look at the Leijiverse
Ever marvel at the myriad series that make up the Leijiverse? Wonder at the appeal of their storylines or the connections between each character? Come and discuss the fascinating world that Leiji Matsumoto has built, its awe inspiring depth, the scope of the stories, and of course all his different alien queens and romantic space pirates.


Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

6:00pm EDT

The Science of Mecha
Do you like giant robots and mecha, then this is the panel for you. Come and discover how realistic or unrealistic your favorite giant robots are. Learn the real science behind how mecha opperate.


Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

6:00pm EDT

Log Hoziron
The new expansion pack of the hit MMORPG Elder Tale comes with a new feature: you're no longer playing the game, you're in it! Heroes will be born, leaders will rise and a new legend will be forged as sword and sorcery becomes real in LOG HORIZON!

Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

6:00pm EDT

One Punch Man
Nothing about Saitama passes the eyeball test when it comes to superheroes, from his lifeless expression to his bald head to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking guy has a not-so-average problem—he just can’t seem to find an opponent strong enough to take on! 

Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

6:00pm EDT

Cosplay Masquerade hosted by Uncle Yo
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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The Masquerade is Saturday's big Costuming event! Come cheer on your peers or become part of the show! Participants will showcase their craftsmanship skills in a performance for all to view. Don't miss this premiere event.

In addition to the performance, participants are also judged on craftsmanship prior to the live event. Craftsmanship judging is optional, but it will affect the overall score.

Speakers
avatar for Mythril-Arts

Mythril-Arts

Guest Cosplayer
Mythril-Arts has been part of the cosplay scene in the Washington, DC area since 2011. She currently has over 20 crafted costumes in her portfolio and has won craftsmanship awards at various competitions on the east coast. Her favorite series to cosplay from is The Legend of Zelda. Mythril-Arts... Read More →
avatar for Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Comedian, MC
Look: we didn't ask for this either, but there's a farmer's market across the street from the convention, and he's gonna show up regardless. For over a decade, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer travelled nationally around anime, video game and comic book conventions to subject people to his... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

6:00pm EDT

The Witcher RPG
Fans of The Witcher will enjoy a few hours of playing as a character in the Witcher Universe wielding magic, swords, or songs against the monsters that plague the lands. One of our GM's will take you through this starting adventure with pregenerated characters so you can learn the basics of the game. Hosted by Heiress Gaming.

Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 6:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

6:15pm EDT

Pokémon: Another Dark Journey
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Take another trip down the rabbit hole of Pokémon as we explore the dark recesses found just beneath the surface. With new creatures and even more details on the continuously evolving Pokémon food chain, join us for an exploration on just how dark the world of Pokémon can be!


Speakers
avatar for Forward Progress

Forward Progress

Founder, Forward Progress
A student of all things fandom, Forward Progress is excited to return for his sixth Zenkaikon. His programming seeks to both educate and entertain by fusing social science with the shows, games, and media that we all love.


Saturday March 26, 2022 6:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

6:30pm EDT

Ping Me: High-Performance Communication in Competitive Gaming
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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I want to teach you about communication. About the difference between talking and speaking. About the difference between hearing and listening. About how communication works, and when it doesn’t work, why.

And I’m going to show you, with video games.

Come learn how the best of the best call out enemy locations, get the attention of the party healer, and even…how to get your drive-thru order right every time? Then take what you learned and take a shot at winning some small prizes with an interactive exercise.
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Please note that the "Get Lit" panel originally in this slot is being combined with the "Cosplay SFX 101" panel (Live 1 - Friday 1:00pm - 2:00pm) which is now called "Cosplay 201: SFX That Get You LIT."  


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Hernandez

Daniel Hernandez

Friends call me Dano. We can be friends if you want. Coming in from Colorado, I've spent my professional career establishing and improving communications between and within systems and people. Over the last few years, I've honed that expertise into a series of academic-style lectures... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

7:15pm EDT

TBA
Saturday March 26, 2022 7:15pm - 8:15pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

7:30pm EDT

The Rick and Morty Panel w/ Jessica! (Kari Wahlgren)
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Come join your favorite redhead (no, not Summer..the OTHER one, Jessica!) for an hour all about Rick and Morty. There'll be laughs, trivia, and Szechuan Sauce? I'm Ants in My Eyes Johnson, and I endorse this message. WUBBA LUBBA DUB DUB!

Speakers
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

7:30pm EDT

Stand Back...I'm Going to Try KITBASHING!
Join PA artist John Salvino as he gets on stage to build a custom model from a bin of spare parts. John will go over his design process and all the model making techniques he uses to kitbash.


Saturday March 26, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

7:30pm EDT

The Mad Scientists of Video Games: Those Who Were Before Their Time
A dive down the rabbit hole of the crazed gaming concepts that were before their time.


Saturday March 26, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

7:45pm EDT

Let's Dive: The History of Cyberpunk Anime
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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The cyberpunk anime genre has evolved from a niche style to being an influence on most other genres. Take a trip through into the past as we look at how the genre has evolved, from Megazone 23 & Bubblegum Crisis to Psycho Pass and Vivy.



Saturday March 26, 2022 7:45pm - 9:15pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

8:00pm EDT

8:00pm EDT

Is it Wrong to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
A fateful encounter - that is what adventuring is all about! This comedy attempts to answer its title’s question as a young adventurer, blessed by the tiny Goddess Hestia, seeks to impress the perfect girl in a dungeon.

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

8:00pm EDT

Megalobox
The protagonist of this story has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, “Junk Dog” and an ability for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Gansaku Nanbu, which they use to support themselves. After growing bored and unfulfilled, JD forms a rivalry with Yuri, the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX.

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

8:00pm EDT

LARP
Ever loved an anime character so much you wanted to be that character? If you come over to the LARP, you have your chance! LARP, or Live Action Role Playing, is played much like most tabletop games. The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. We have over 3,000 anime, manga, video game, and more characters to choose from, so pick your favorite and play using a character sheet and rock-paper-scissors. No dice or cosplay required!

The last thing you remember is a female voice in your head, begging for help, then the world went dark. The world you find yourself in now is like nothing you've ever known before and the only way home, or to stay alive, is to help. Maybe you can get rich along the way or find your impossible dream, but if you can't work together, it may be more than the end of you and everyone with you. What lies in store? What lies ahead, down in the depths?

The answers to these questions -- and more -- can be found at the Zenkaikon 2022 LARP. Signups begin on Friday on the Fourth Floor of the Con Center at 12PM and the game continues through early Sunday afternoon. Play for just a few hours or all weekend long as you step into the shoes of your favorite anime or video game character in real time. Every hero, or villain, has their journey and this year, it may teach you what it means to be a hero... even if it takes you to the core of the world itself.

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

8:30pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Saturday March 26, 2022 8:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

8:30pm EDT

The Art and Science of Roleplaying:
The views from pros, armatures, and everyone in between


Saturday March 26, 2022 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

9:00pm EDT

Cosplay Dating Game: 18+ Edition
Ever wonder what it would be like if Cloud Strife dated Usagi Tsukino? Or, if Eren Jaeger found true love with Ryuko Matoi?! These matches might not happen, but you never know what wild matches will be made at Zenkaikon's Cosplay Dating Game! Who knows, maybe Deadpool will fall in love with The Borg Queen!  

The Cosplay Dating Game is similar to the traditional 'Dating Game' of yesteryear TV. Three bachelors or bachelorettes sit on one side of a curtain. On the other side is the 'prize,' an elusive bachelor or bachelorette for one of the 3 contestants to 'win.' The twist is that participants are in costume and are the character. The prize will ask several questions, which contestants must answer in character. Then “the prize” will choose which date they want. Unlike the real 'Dating Game,' this event is purely for the amusement and entertainment of the participants and audience. No real dating is involved.

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

9:00pm EDT

I got hit by truck-kum and reincarnated into a badly written light novel and I'm irreversibly changing anime for the worse 18+
In the current anime & manga landscape isekai is basically everywhere but why? And more importantly is it good for the industry

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Lukens

Jesse Lukens

Panelist
I'm a semi-professional disaster.


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

9:00pm EDT

The Awesomus Showdown! Rated M for Mature [21+]
THINGS WILL GET VERY NSFW!
Utilizing the table top card game Superfight, volunteer audience members come to the front of the room and compete head to head in a who would win in a fight based scenario. The rest of the crowd then votes on who they believe had the better arguments to be declared the winner! 
This version of The Awesomus Showdown features R rated elements; so create your spandex clad warrior with the riding crop and debate your way to victory! Hosted by Awesomus Prime!  Cash bar and specialty cocktails available so enjoy! Zenkaikon badges and state IDs will be checked for entry into this event.

Speakers
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

9:00pm EDT

Dr. Mario's Horrible Sing-a-long Panel
We sing songs that may be long... or short? We probably don't even know the songs since the playlist was curated by a turtle. Now in video game form! What does that mean? I don't know! It's a Children Driving Robots panel! Just don't sit in the front row!


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

9:30pm EDT

Plus Ultra Science! Applying real world science to Quirks
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Have you ever wondered about the science of Quirks? Like why does Midnight's sleeping gas work better on men? Just how hot are Dabi's flames compared to Endeavor's? And what kind of bird is Tokoyami anyway? Then this is the panel for you! Come watch a nerd with too much time apply real world science to the superpowers of My Hero Academia and realize how overpowered even the simplest powers can be!


Speakers

Saturday March 26, 2022 9:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

9:45pm EDT

+2 Comedy Presents Stay Doomed
Noah Houlihan and Laura Prince explore what makes a TV show Stay Doomed, and how to tell if your new favorite is never going to reach Season Two. The Stay Doomed hosts will also discuss the weirdest and wackiest things they've found while researching the smash hit podcast.


Saturday March 26, 2022 9:45pm - 10:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:00pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00pm - 10:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:00pm EDT

Room Closed for Setup
Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00pm - 10:45pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

10:00pm EDT

18+ Wristband Distribution
18+ Wristband Distribution in Registration area. You must have a government-issued photo ID to receive a wristband.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
Info Desk [2nd Floor]

10:00pm EDT

Alice in Borderland
A careless wish transports Ryohei Arisu to the post-apocalyptic Borderland, a parallel reality where Ryohei must win a series of deadly games — but returning home means putting not only his skills, but also Ryohei’s humanity to the ultimate test.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

10:00pm EDT

AMV 18+
Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00am EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

10:00pm EDT

Carolina Manga Library Closed
The Manga Library is Closed

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00am EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory Room]

10:30pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30pm - 11:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:30pm EDT

Battlecry: Hip-Hop in Video Games 18+
Throughout the 90s and 2000s, Hip-Hop practically conquered the world, appearing in everything from movies and TV, to comics and advertising. However, one medium the genre struggled to master, was gaming. Ty "the SEGA Guy" is here to shed light on why rap went from having no business in video games, to becoming the go-to culture in interactive entertainment, in a panel 4 years in the making.

Speakers
avatar for Ty Hornbeck

Ty Hornbeck

Creative Director, In Defense of SEGA
I am the Founder/Creative Director of the "In Defense of SEGA" project, a grassroots campaign dedicated to the positive enjoyment of modern-day SEGA productions. Overall, I enjoy video games from many different companies, and am very passionate about the medium.


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:30pm EDT

From Disney to Rocky Horror: In Defense of the Queer Villain 18+
Everyone loves a good villain, so why is it that Queer Villains have such a problematic reputation? This presentation will go through the history of the "Queer Villain" trope in film, from Hitchcock to Disney, to the Rocky Horror Picture Show. We'll unpack the harmful stereotypes, but also talk about why this representation is historically significant and why it is okay to celebrate characters that we love who are "here", "queer" and that fill us with fear!

Update: This is a 18+ panel.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Dorsheimer

Josh Dorsheimer

Creepy. Kooky. Mysterious. Spooky. Altogether Ooky.I have been attending Con with my brother Sam for about four years and this year is no exception, plus I'll be presenting on three of my favorite topics- villains, gay things, and old movies. What are my qualifications, you ask? I'm... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

10:30pm EDT

Guests Against Humanity! with Manly Battleships and Carolina Carolina Manga 18+
There are some things that just should not be said in public . . . and then there is Cards Against Humanity. You want to go to the most adult and NSFW panel in the entire convention? Yes, the party game that will make you a worse person for playing, and an even worse one for laughing, will be played for YOU by our Guests of Honor. Come One Come All, but only if you are 18 +, and laugh your inappropriate tush off. No cameras or recording devices allowed!

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:30pm - 11:30pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:45pm EDT

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER: Castle in the Sky — 35 Years Above the Clouds
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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Inspired by a passage from Jonathan Swift's immortal "Gulliver's Travels", Hayao Miyazaki's third animated feature, CASTLE IN THE SKY, has thrilled audiences since its initial release in 1986. In celebration of its 35th anniversary, you are invited on a special voyage to discover this legendary movie's rich legacy. You'll learn about the birth of a Japanese animation studio, real-life events and people who shaped the story, two different scores, its lasting legacy — and a whole lot more besides.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Turner

Jon Turner

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER was fashioned in the spring of 2000 when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The founder, Highland Park resident Jon Turner, has been an animation fan since childhood, and has appeared in stage productions. These hour-long panels offer fascinating anecdotes about specific... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:45pm - 11:45pm EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

10:45pm EDT

Saturday Night Dance with Kenzie Black
 Come groove with Kenzie Black as she makes her Zenkaikon debut!  Expect dark & cute bass music beats,  video game and anime remixes, and more! 

Speakers
avatar for Kenzie Black

Kenzie Black

DJ
Kenzie Black is a multi-genre music producer, international open-format DJ, & yami kawaii harajuku fashion enthusiast. She mixes dark & cute bass music beats with video game & anime remixes. Her content revolves around the message "We Rise Together" meaning, everyone in all culture... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 10:45pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:30am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:00pm EDT

It's Alive!! What's in a Scary Boss Monster.
Monsters are meant to be scary. Something that causes even the heartiest veteran to tremble in their boots. So why is it so many creators fail to capture that essence? Join us as we dissect what makes the monsters in Gaming scary to the player.


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:00pm EDT

Let's Dub a Hentai: Four 18+
Ever watch hentai and think you can do better? Well put your money where your mouth is.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Lukens

Jesse Lukens

Panelist
I'm a semi-professional disaster.


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:00pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00am EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

11:30pm EDT

Room Clear
Room Clear for 18+ Wristband check.

Saturday March 26, 2022 11:30pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

11:30pm EDT

21+ Social with The Manly Battleships
Get ready for the first ever Zenkaikon 21+ Social in Tellus “The Temple” room ! With a cash bar, trivia and fun times provided by The Manly Battleships! Zenkaikon badges and state IDs will be checked for entry into this event.

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:30pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 1:30am EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

11:45pm EDT

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER: A Tale of Two Ghibli Classics
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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In 1988, two animated features from Studio Ghibli premiered in Japanese theaters.  Despite disappointing box office returns, both have gone on to become classics of Anime and today are among many fans' top ten lists.  The first is the lighthearted MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, and the melancholy tragedy GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES, directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, respectively.  Both of which are polar opposites, but in many ways alike.  They also share a lot of compelling behind the scenes facts.  Take a memory trip down memory lane as this panel discusses this odd couple of masterpieces and explores their rich history.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Turner

Jon Turner

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER was fashioned in the spring of 2000 when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The founder, Highland Park resident Jon Turner, has been an animation fan since childhood, and has appeared in stage productions. These hour-long panels offer fascinating anecdotes about specific... Read More →


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:45pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:45am EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

11:45pm EDT

Demon Slayer Traditions: Translation of Art and Music Into Anime
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Take a deep breath with Giyu and Mitsuri and get ready to explore the use of traditional Japanese art and music in Demon Slayer.

Speakers
avatar for Kayla Moyer

Kayla Moyer

@Rustic_Dagger_Company
Cosplay, Larp, and art!! I love talking about these things!


Saturday March 26, 2022 11:45pm - Sunday March 27, 2022 12:45am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]
 
Sunday, March 27
 

12:00am EDT

It’s the Tentacles for Me 18+
For the questionable audience who wants to compare tentacles.

Speakers

Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

12:00am EDT

Strange Labs (A collective table top experience) 18+
Dear (Applicant Name),Among all others, we here determined you would be a great fit for an exciting career with Nexatek! Gain valuable experience and competitive hourly wages, with a one-of-kind company culture.If you feel you have the drive, personal excellence and won't ask questions; we highly encourage you to attend a practical training for the exciting role of (test subject)! *Nexatek is not responsible for any death, half death, grievous bodily harm, unexplained disappearance, transmutation, or psychological trauma experienced with Nexatek. Please see HR for any further inquiries. NDF is required*Thank you,(Hiring Manager)Info@Nexatek.net(This will be a short tabletop game experience, audience participation heavily encouraged! No previous tabletop/LARP experience necessary)


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am - 1:00am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:00am EDT

Vinland Saga
Young Thorfinn grew up listening to the stories of old sailors that had traveled the ocean and reached the place of legend, Vinland. It's said to be warm and fertile, a place where there would be no need for fighting—not at all like the frozen village in Iceland where he was born, and certainly not like his current life as a mercenary. War is his home now. Though his father once told him, "You have no enemies, nobody does. There is nobody who it's okay to hurt," as he grew, Thorfinn knew that nothing was further from the truth.

Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00am - 2:00am EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

12:15am EDT

DIY Zines
Come learn how to make a mini comic...a Zine! John, Shannon, and Emily will demonstratehow to fold a single sheet of paper into an eight-page booklet and provide ideas andinspiration for you to make your own. All materials will be provided, storytellers of all agesand experience levels welcome.


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:15am - 1:45am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:30am EDT

Saturday Night Dance with Awesomus Prime
DJ Awesomus Prime returns for a second round to rock the informal dance! Spend your Saturday evening with his special blend of anime, video game, and chiptune!

Speakers
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:30am - 2:00am EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

1:00am EDT

Unmasking Japan
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Japan has a mascot for nearly everything. Television, software, even landmarks and cities! What exactly goes into creating these advertising icons and do they really work? What special training do you have to go through to wear the coveted mascot suit? Join us as we go beyond the costumes and take a look at the lore, history and outrageous mascots of Japan!


Speakers
avatar for Linda Kegerreis

Linda Kegerreis

Panelist, A Nerdy Couple


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00am - 2:00am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

9:00am EDT

FLUXX
FLUXX of all kinds tournament: FLUXX is a card game where the rules are always changing though they are always on the table. We will be hosting a simple tournament over 3 rounds where you earn tokens for each win or draw. Place in later rounds based on how many tokens you've won. In addition to bragging rights, the ultimate winner will receive a coupon for Heiress Gaming to be used toward purchases at the convention.

Speakers

Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

Gatchaman
To protect the residents of Tachikawa city, a select group of individuals serve as protectors. Hiding like ninjas, powered by super-science, they are humanity’s first and greatest line of defense. They are the GATCHAMAN!

Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

9:00am EDT

Mitshubosi Colors
The adventures of the Colors include struggling to be heard, playing games, solving puzzles, and outsmarting some adults, all before nightfall! What will happen to them when reality starts rearing its ugly head?

Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

9:00am EDT

At-Door Registration and Registration Check-In
At-Door registration and Pre-Registered members badge pickup.

Sunday At-Door registration rate: $25 (Sun}. Please bring a photo ID and proof of vaccination to check in. For Zenkaikon 2022 COVID Policy please click here.  We will not accept negative COVID tests in lieu of vaccination documentation.

Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Vine Street Lobby

9:00am EDT

Red Dragon Inn
Ever want to prove that your constitution is better than that of your friends? Adventurers coming back from the dungeon headed to the Red Dragon Inn and attempt to drink everyone else under the table and win their shares of the loot by gambling. Characters will be provided and the basic rules explained in this super fun game that can be used in your favorite campaign. No cost to play and no drinks served. Hosted by Heiress Gaming.

This event was moved from Friday to Sunday.

Speakers

Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

Tabletop Game Room
Tabletop Gaming Room open play.

Sunday March 27, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Tabletop Gaming [Floor 2, Commonwealth 1+2]

9:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Beau Billingslea & Mick Wingert
Autograph line begins at 9:45am followed by Seating at 10:15am (on Sunday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

10:00am EDT

AMV! The Musical
If you like anime, spend time around the theater, or just like to sing-a-long to catchy tunes, this is the panel for you! Come join us as we go on a hour long journey showcasing some of the best AMVS with some theatrical musical flair to them. Don't break a leg trying to get here!

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

10:00am EDT

Open Mic Karaoke
Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 8 Karaoke [Tellus 360, 2nd Floor]

10:00am EDT

Magic of Cosplay Exhibit
Welcome to a unique experience, here at Zenkaikon!  Once again we welcome The Magic of Cosplay & Exhibit!  We believe in Cos-Positivity and look forward to another wonderful year.

We have secured a number of beautiful costumes, props, and wigs for your viewing pleasure. The exhibit will give you a chance to get up close and personal with the creations, but please, No Touching. Don't worry, we do have some great items that you can touch and a project you can participate in. We have videos, costume construction books, and a Cos-Positivity question for all to answer. We hope the exhibit will inspire you to get creative! Our Cosplay staff will be present to answer any and all questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you at the convention.


Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [1st Floor]

10:00am EDT

Cosplay Photo Booth Hours
Want to have your cosplay immortalized in a photograph? Zenkaikon is happy to have DeathCom Multimedia providing the Photo Booth this year!

The Photo Booth is where attendees can get their photos taken in a professional setting with backdrop and lighting. Attendees can also purchase prints of their photos.

DeathCom Multimedia has been attending conventions around the country and photographing cosplayers for over a decade.

Visit DeathCom's website for their gallery of photos and videos: www.deathcom.net

To create a safer environment for everyone, DCM Cosplay is offering Digital Only this year.
Prices:
$7 single digital emailed
$25 for 5 photos emailed
$40 for 10 photos on a USB drive (limited quantity)
USB Drive Additions:
$5 for each additional
$20 for 5 additions
$30 for 10 additions
**SPECIAL!**
$150 Weekend pass: all the photos we take of you, all weekend long. (limited quantity)

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [3rd Floor}

10:00am EDT

LARP
Ever loved an anime character so much you wanted to be that character? If you come over to the LARP, you have your chance! LARP, or Live Action Role Playing, is played much like most tabletop games. The game will run the course of the convention, featuring an overarching plot and scheduled events, so you can attend as much or as little as you like. We have over 3,000 anime, manga, video game, and more characters to choose from, so pick your favorite and play using a character sheet and rock-paper-scissors. No dice or cosplay required!

The last thing you remember is a female voice in your head, begging for help, then the world went dark. The world you find yourself in now is like nothing you've ever known before and the only way home, or to stay alive, is to help. Maybe you can get rich along the way or find your impossible dream, but if you can't work together, it may be more than the end of you and everyone with you. What lies in store? What lies ahead, down in the depths?

The answers to these questions -- and more -- can be found at the Zenkaikon 2022 LARP. Signups begin on Friday on the Fourth Floor of the Con Center at 12PM and the game continues through early Sunday afternoon. Play for just a few hours or all weekend long as you step into the shoes of your favorite anime or video game character in real time. Every hero, or villain, has their journey and this year, it may teach you what it means to be a hero... even if it takes you to the core of the world itself.

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

10:00am EDT

Mad Scientist Scavenger Hunt
Keep an eye out for our 15 favorite Mad Scientists hidden around the convention center. Snap a picture of each one, then stop by the 2nd Floor Information Desk to claim your prize.  Find 10 and win a prize, find all 15 and you will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize - a free membership to next year's convention.



Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Info Desk [2nd Floor]

10:00am EDT

Exhibit Hall Open
The Exhibit Hall is market to find those keepsakes, goods and artwork you always wanted .  A fantastical emporium to peruse items of anime, sci-fi, and fantasy.  And don't forget to stop by the Zenkaikon merchandise booth!

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Exhibit Hall [Freedom B]

10:00am EDT

Carolina Manga Library
Our Manga Library has moved to a new location and  is hosted by the Carolina Manga Library! The Library will be set up on the third floor of the Convention Center in Live 4 - Hickory Room all weekend long.

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, newspaper comic strips, and artbooks. Carolina Manga Library staff run the library and operate all days of the convention. They pride themselves on having actual certified librarians on staff who are well trained in reader's advisory services. The Carolina Manga Library has been a guest at many conventions since their conception in 2013, including Ohayocon, Matsuricon, and Anime Central.

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Manga Library

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a 501(c)(3) organization that was formed for the express purposes of promoting literacy through graphic novels. They operate a traveling library that sets up at conventions and other shows to provide free access to their collection of over 5000 manga... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Live 4 [Floor 3, Hickory Room]

10:00am EDT

Artemis I & Artemis II
Artemis is designed for anyone who has dreamed of what it would be like to sit on the bridge of a starship. It simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the “main screen,” while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communications, Engineering, and Weapon Control. Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room (“bridge”), and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain - a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do. Sign up for a flight time outside the Artemis Room! Both team and single slots are available.Already scheduled to fly? Be sure to arrive 10 minutes before your flight time!

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Artemis [Floor 3, Walnut]

10:15am EDT

The Business of Cosplay Photography
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Have you been dreaming of turning your cosplay hobby into a side hustle? Are you curious about how the business side of photography works? Join us for a discussion on how to go from enthusiast to professional; a detailed look at all of the paperwork and heartache that comes along with it.



Sunday March 27, 2022 10:15am - 11:15am EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

10:30am EDT

Autographs - Beau Billingslea & Mick Wingert
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Beau Billingslea: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $30 -  video/voice recordings
    • $20 -  photo with guest
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs, but elbow taps are fine.

Mick Wingert: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item, no Funko Pops).
Additional items as follows:
  • $30 - each additional autograph on 8x10 or personal item; (Funko Pops $35)
  • $20 - selfie with guest
  • $40 for 11 x 17 print
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshake or hugs.




Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

10:30am EDT

An Analysis of Nintendo's Video Game Music
Have you ever wondered why certain music is chosen for a level or area of a map in a video game? In this presentation, we will be learning about the music for a handful of Nintendo games, such as Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Why does Nintendo choose salsa-fusion as the style for New Donk City? Why does Breath of the Wild have minimalistic musical arrangements? Come find out as we listen, discuss and dissect various Nintendo video game music.

Speakers

Sunday March 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:30am EDT

Doctor Who: A Brief History of Time and Space
Come join Children Driving Robots as we discuss the adventures of the last of the Time Lords. We'll cover his early days on the run to him taking his place as the savior of the universe. We will also inform newer fans of the series on the earlier adventures of everyone's favorite time traveler, as well as share things you may not know about the series and its production.


Sunday March 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

11:00am EDT

Meet Debi Derryberry
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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After almost 30 years and over 300 Imdb credits, Debi is one of Hollywood’s most active and sought-after voice-over artists...from voicing Jimmy in Jimmy Neutron, the beloved cabbit Ryo Ohki in the Tenchi Muyo series, Helpy in Tigtone, Maureen in "F is for Family" and so many more roles in anime, animation, video games and more! Come spend an hour with Debi and talk about her career and exciting projects, and ask her your questions!

Speakers
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:00am EDT

Uncle Yo's Theatrical Side of DMing
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Uncle Yo presents an energetic lecture on tabletop RPG design and setting. This rant pulls from 20 years of working haunted houses, a decade of producing live theater, and a lifetime of horror filmography. Learn quick, cheap, and impactful tricks to give your players the most memorable game of make-believe they will ever have, no matter the game or the system.


Speakers
avatar for Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Comedian, MC
Look: we didn't ask for this either, but there's a farmer's market across the street from the convention, and he's gonna show up regardless. For over a decade, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer travelled nationally around anime, video game and comic book conventions to subject people to his... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

11:00am EDT

The Big O
Roger Smith’s primary resource is his mind, but it doesn’t hurt to have the biggest, baddest back-up that any cop or small army could ever hope for: the Big O, a giant robot loaded with all the extras.

Sunday March 27, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

11:00am EDT

The Last: Naruto
No description available.

Sunday March 27, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

11:15am EDT

Worldbuilding 101: Brewing Your Setting
Learn what makes some fictional worlds so attractive that people want to live in them. Whether you are a game master, a writer, a movie maker, an artist, or any other type of creative, worldbuilding is part of what you do. Join us to learn how to create rich, immersive settings that will bring your audiences back time and time again.


Sunday March 27, 2022 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

11:30am EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Beau Billingslea & Kari Wahlgren
Autograph line begins at 11:15am followed by Seating at 11:45am (on Sunday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Sunday March 27, 2022 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

11:45am EDT

Inside the Voice Acting Industry with Mick Wingert
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Come spend an hour with voice actor and voice-over coach Mick Wingert and talk about all his exciting projects! From Heimerdinger (Arcane), Koslow (Attack on Titan), Master Po and Zeng (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), various roles as Iron Man (Marvel's "What If?", Avengers Assemble and more), Mass Effect 2, The Hidden Frequencies Podcast, and so much more, you wont want to miss this panel!


Speakers
avatar for Mick Wingert

Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:45am EDT

Why you shouldn't get in the Robot
No, a Bright slap is not the solution to whiny pilots. No Shinji should not get in the robot. An examiniation of PTSD as it is portrayed in anime.


Sunday March 27, 2022 11:45am - 12:45pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

12:00pm EDT

Autographs - Beau Billingslea, & Kari Wahlgren
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Beau Billingslea: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $30 -  video/voice recordings
    • $20 -  photo with guest
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs, but elbow taps are fine.
Kari Wahlgren: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
Additional items as follows:
  • $25 - each additional autograph; or 2/ $40
  • $15 - photo with guest
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs.



Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

12:00pm EDT

CONversations with Greg Cox [Sign-ups AT CON ONLY]
SIGN-UPS FOR THIS PANEL ARE TAKEN AT CON ONLY
CONversations are small group discussions that allow you a chance to meet and talk with one of our fabulous guests in a small, relaxed setting. Space is limited to nine attendees only. Sign-ups are on a first-come, first serve basis on the day of the particular CONversation. Please visit the Info Desk to sign up for the CONversation of your choice. Due to the limited space available, attendees may only register for one CONversation of their choice/day, and may only register themselves for the particular CONversation.

**Anyone not on the sign-up list will not be given admittance and names will be checked at the door. **

Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Montgomery House [2nd Floor]

12:00pm EDT

So You Wanna Be a DJ! with Awesomus Prime
Awesomus Prime will show you how to DJ... Well, the basics at least and answer any questions you may have about how I got started or how to do what he does, or what his favorite anime is!


Speakers
avatar for Awesomus Prime

Awesomus Prime

DJ
Awesomus Prime is an Indigenous/Hispanic Producer, DJ and Owner of the independent label Kawaii Kunai. Prime has been a household name in the Anime and Gaming convention circuit, showcasing their unique flare of nerdy EDM and interactive performance which has captivated audiences... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

12:00pm EDT

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER: The Early Works of Hayao Miyazaki
Online Exclusive Panel
This panel is only available via Zenkaikon Online access. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com

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For more than 40 years, Hayao Miyazaki has enchanted millions of viewers around the world with unforgettable masterpieces such as SPIRITED AWAY, PRINCESS MONONOKE, and much more besides, all produced at Studio Ghibli. But long before becoming Japanese animation's most beloved director, Miyazaki has worked on numerous other projects at various studios across Japan. This panel explores the legendary animator's output, including ten movies (some released worldwide, others not so) and two television series (never released in America). It's a compelling chapter in the history of the Walt Disney of Japan you won't want to miss.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Turner

Jon Turner

VIRTUAL PANEL THEATER was fashioned in the spring of 2000 when the COVID-19 outbreak began. The founder, Highland Park resident Jon Turner, has been an animation fan since childhood, and has appeared in stage productions. These hour-long panels offer fascinating anecdotes about specific... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Zenkaikon Online https://online.zenkaikon.com

12:30pm EDT

Charity Auction hosted by Uncle Yo
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Zenkaikon has chosen to support the Lancaster County Children's Alliance as our charity for Zenkaikon 2022!

The Lancaster County Children’s Alliance is the Children’s Advocacy Center for Lancaster County accredited by the National Children's Alliance. The center brings together in one location child abuse professionals who support the needs of child victims and non-offending family members.

On Sunday of the convention, Zenkaikon will be holding its sixth annual Charity Auction. 100% of funds raised at the auction will be donated to the Lancaster County Children’s Alliance. If you are interested in donating an item to our auction, please complete our donation form by March 17, 2022.

Zenkaikon 2022 Charity Donation Form



Speakers
avatar for Uncle Yo

Uncle Yo

Comedian, MC
Look: we didn't ask for this either, but there's a farmer's market across the street from the convention, and he's gonna show up regardless. For over a decade, Karl "Uncle Yo" Custer travelled nationally around anime, video game and comic book conventions to subject people to his... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

1:00pm EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Debi Derryberry, & Mick Wingert
Autograph line begins at 12:45pm followed by Seating at 1:15pm (on Sunday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

1:00pm EDT

All About Ramen: A brief history of ramen and what it's become in the US
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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A brief history of ramen and how its evolved in the US with some local ramen recommendations and reviews!


Speakers

Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

1:00pm EDT

Baruto: Natuto Next Generations
No description available.


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

1:00pm EDT

Clannad
Tomoya is a bitter, third year high school student. But when he meets Nagisa, his life shifts into a new direction. This classic fan favorite of love and redemption will tear you down and build you up as friendship blossoms into young love.

Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

1:00pm EDT

What Subtitles DIDN'T Teach You: A Crash-Course in Beginner Japanese
We've all been there: learning Japanese phrases and words through our favorite anime subtitles. But there's so much more to this language than "Kamehameha!" and "Senpaiiiii~", and in this two-hour workshop, attendees learn hiragana, katakana and some basic phrases and grammar structure taught BY beginners FOR beginners. Paper and writing utensils will be provided!


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

1:15pm EDT

Screen Acting vs Voice Acting with Beau Billingslea
Ever wonder what the difference is between acting live on the big screen and voice acting for an animated character? Come spend an hour with guest Beau Billingslea (Cowboy Bebop's Jet Black, Star Trek: Into Darkness's Commander Abbott, and way more live and voice roles than we can list here) and chat about his experiences over his 40+ year screen and TV career!

Speakers
avatar for Beau Billingslea

Beau Billingslea

Actor, Voice Actor
In the world of anime, Beau has voiced countless characters including Jet Black in Cowboy Bebop; The Fourth Raikage in Naruto; Barrett in Final Fantasy Advent Children; Cain in Last Hope; Bertuccio in Count of Monte Christo; Ogremon, Saggitarimon and Parrotman in Digimon; Michael... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

1:30pm EDT

Autographs - Debi Derryberry & Mick Wingert
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Debi Derryberry: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $15 - photo with guest
    • $40 for combo Autograph/Photo
    • $40 - phone call, video/audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs; photos will be taken behind plastic divider only and no touching.

Mick Wingert: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item, no Funko Pops).
Additional items as follows:
  • $30 - each additional autograph on 8x10 or personal item; (Funko Pops $35)
  • $20 - selfie with guest
  • $40 for 11 x 17 print
  • $40 - video / audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshake or hugs.



Speakers
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Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →
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Mick Wingert

Voice Actor
You may know him as Professor Heimerdinger, in the smash animated series, Arcane, Iron Man in Marvel’s What If…?, or as Dragon Master Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise, Slappy, the deranged ventriloquist’s dummy in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, but these are... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

1:30pm EDT

Meet Kari Wahlgren
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Do you like FLCL, Samurai Champloo, Fate Stay/Night, Rick and Morty, Ben 10, Mortal Kombat 11, Final Fantasy XII and too many other fandoms to name? SO DO WE! Come spend an hour with the awesome Kari Wahlgren who has had roles in those and many other shows!

Speakers
avatar for Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Voice Actor
Kari Wahlgren’s first role was the Vespa-riding Haruko in FLCL. Since then, Wahlgren has voiced numerous anime characters including Fuu in Samurai Champloo, Dee Eye Ell in Sword Art Online: Alicization, Saber in Fate Stay/Night, Celty in Durarara, Kagami in Lucky... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

1:30pm EDT

The Lion, The Ring, & The Cauldron: Comparative Themes with Manly Battleships
Is it an allegory? Is it a ripoff? Did Frodo really hop on Aslan's back to take the Black Cauldron to Mt Arngor? Whether you've got them mixed up before or have yet to be introduced, it's time to compare and learn what's unique in the worlds of Narnia, Middle Earth, and Prydain.

Speakers
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Manly Battleships

Guest Panelists
The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving performers that have built a programming powerhouse on the convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their skills with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to create a repertoire of content to suit any taste. The... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

1:45pm EDT

Cryptids, Kaiju, and Creepy Pop Culture
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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You ever wonder those monsters and myths you heard as a kid? Does something about them just sound off? See what the sources say vs. what pop culture says about some of your favorites and learn about your favorite Cryptids from our own cryptozoologist. Presented by Hen Tie Cake.



Sunday March 27, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

2:00pm EDT

LARP Closing
This is our wrap up for the game! We award 'best player', let you know about other games available to play other times of the year, and more!

Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
LARP [Floor 4, Conestoga]

2:00pm EDT

Sunday Swap Meet
Do you have some really cool and beautiful things you have too many of or no longer need? Bring them to the Zenkaikon 2022 Swap Meet on Sunday, March 27 at 2pm!

You've probably purchased a grab bag and only wanted 2 out of the 5 things in it. Come and make a swap for what you've got!

Someone probably has something you want and you have something they want.

Gently used items such as Manga, DVDs, Figurines, Plushies, Dishware, Bags, Clothing, Keychains, Art and more, make great items to bring.

SWAP ONLY! NO SALES! NO MONEY! 

Sunday March 27, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Live 8 Karaoke [Tellus 360, 2nd Floor]
  Swap Meet, Other

2:30pm EDT

Autograph Line and Seating for Debi Derryberry
Autograph line begins at 12:45pm followed by Seating at 1:15pm (on Sunday).  There is to be NO loitering on the "Skybridge" as it is to be kept clear until it is time for the line to begin.  Please follow any instructions from Con-Safety or Guest Relations staff.  We appreciate your attention to this request.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.

Sunday March 27, 2022 2:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Live 7 Skybridge [Hotel]

2:30pm EDT

Green Ghibli: Environmentalism in Miyazaki Films
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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A exploration of the strong themes of environmentalism in the works of Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki



Sunday March 27, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

2:45pm EDT

WHAT DO BOOK EDITORS DO? with Greg Cox
Greg Cox, a long-time editor for Tor Books, a major science fiction publisher, talks all the things that go into editing books, which involves much more than fixing typos with a red pencil. How does an editor choose what books to acquire, how do they help an author get their book into the best possible shape—and when do they know to back off? What role does the editor play in marketing the book? What’s the difference between an editor and a copyeditor anyway? And why don’t we use red pencils anyway?

Speakers
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Greg Cox

Author
Greg Cox is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels and short stories, including the official movie novelizations of War for the Planet of the Apes, Godzilla, Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises, Ghost Rider, Daredevil, Death Defying Acts, and the first three Underworld movies... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

2:45pm EDT

Criss Cross Applesauce: Tips for Crossplay and Genderbending
Mascara beards, duct taped underwear, and tight fit pants... Ever tried to cosplay a character of another gender and you can't seem to find the right clothing or tutorials online? Join our panelists as we discuss tips, risks, and safety measures from our daily lives to help you no matter where you're at! (These tips can be used beyond cosplay and we welcome all individuals who would like to learn!)


Sunday March 27, 2022 2:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:00pm EDT

AMV Contest: The Winner's Showcase
You voted, now the results are in. Come and see who is crowned victorious for this year's 2021 AMV Contest! Confetti and party hats not provided

Sunday March 27, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

3:00pm EDT

Autographs - Debi Derryberry
**NEW for 2022** All guest autograph sessions are now located in the Tellus360 building ("The Temple" Room) next to the convention center. Autograph lines are located on the walkway ("Skybridge") to the parking lot/Tellus. Lines will be moved over to Tellus to be seated until full. Line up will begin no more than 30 minutes prior to the autograph session.

DISCLAIMER: Selecting "Add To My Schedule" does not reserve your place in the autograph line.
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Debi Derryberry: APPEARING FRIDAY-SUNDAY
  • One autographed item / person free (program book or other item).
    Additional items as follows:
    • $30 - each additional autograph
    • $15 - photo with guest
    • $40 for combo Autograph/Photo
    • $40 - phone call, video/audio recording
  • COVID PROTOCOL/PREFERENCES:
    • No handshakes or hugs; photos will be taken behind plastic divider only and no touching.



Speakers
avatar for Debi Derryberry

Debi Derryberry

Voice Actor, Author
Debi Derryberry, is best known for voicing Jimmy Neutron in the Academy Award-nominated film Jimmy Neutron-Boy Genius. She also stars in Adult Swim’s Tigtone as the voice of Helpy.In Netflix’s Emmy Nominated F is For Family Debi voices Maureen, Philip, Bridget, Scott, Nurse and Kenny. Other voice-over work includes Taime in Guild... Read More →


Sunday March 27, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Live 7 Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

3:00pm EDT

Kids on The Slope
Karou has moved from town to town his entire life, never able to live in one place long enough to consider it home. After his most recent move he expects more of the same until he meets Sentaro who introduces him to his newest passion, jazz.

Sunday March 27, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Video 1 [Floor 2, Independence]

3:00pm EDT

My Love Story
Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They always go for his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn! Takeo can hardly believe it when he crosses paths with Yamato again, and he finds himself falling in love with her… But with handsome Sunakawa around, does Takeo even stand a chance?

Sunday March 27, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Video 2 [Floor 2, Federal B]

3:15pm EDT

Intro To Figure Collecting
Have you bought your first figure yet? Desiring to finally get your waifu grail? Come learn about the hobby of figure collecting and get helpful advice to get yourself started!


Sunday March 27, 2022 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

4:30pm EDT

Closing Ceremonies and Feedback Session
This panel is also being streamed to Zenkaikon Online. To sign-up, visit our website at:
https://online.zenkaikon.com
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Come help us wrap up Zenkaikon 2022! Various awards will be given out, and there might even be a preview of next year! Also, your opportunity to tell us what you loved about the convention and what we can improve upon. You also drop us a few hints on who you might like to see as a guest in 2023.


Sunday March 27, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]
 


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