A staple of every convention, come and join us for the pomp and parade that is amazing cosplay! Cheer on your favorite characters as they come to life on our stage!
Are you ready to show off your best formal cosplays? Want to dance the hour away with your favorite characters? Here’s your chance as Aniwave brings you our first ever Masquerade. Formal attire/cosplay highly recommended. Please bring a mask with you or use one of the masks provided by us.
Learn useful tips and tricks to survive your time overseas. This panel will teach you a little bit about travelling in lovely Japan.
Parent’s Guide to Anime
Japanese cartoons (anime) fascinate millions of tweens and teenagers around the world. At its best, anime tells amazing and uplifting stories that stretch the imagination. However, most children and teenagers are not ready for some anime that present dark and disturbing material aimed at adult viewers. You want to protect your children from inappropriate material, but may not know how to judge anime because it seems so bizarre in both content and style. This panel will give you the information you need to understand anime and manga (Japanese comic books). More importantly, it will provide the tools you need to evaluate anime based on your morals and how you want to raise your children. You will also learn how to use anime as a positive influence in your child’s life.
Cosplay Armor and Props: Fabricating with Mixed Media
This panel will cover beginner to advanced intermediate. Instruction on the use of paper crafts, EVA, resin, fiberglass, thermoplastics, foam and adhesives.
Shaolin Academy Demonstrations
An epic one hour martial arts demo put on by Wilmington’s Shaolin Martial Arts Academy.
Everything You Need To Know About VOCALOID
Are you a fan of VOCALOID? Are you thinking about buying the software of the world’s “Virtual Diva” but would like to know where to get it? Then this panel is for you! Come and join Emerii as she discusses the brief history, does a live demonstration of the software, and talks about the global phenomenon called VOCALOID.
Running Your Own Podcast
Do you have what it takes to be the very best like no one ever was at Anime Trivia? Test your luck and maybe even win some prizes!
Sewing patterns can be tricky to a beginner cosplayer, come learn with the FanDames how to read and interpret a sewing pattern.
Competing can be a scary, we’re here to help ease that fear. The FanDames will go over each step of a cosplay competition and give tips about how to give yourself a competitive edge.