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As the San Francisco Animation Convention featuring cartoons, Japanese animation, video games, and everything related, we are planning many exciting things for this year's convention! We will be adding many more event listings over the next several weeks, so check back often. Thank you for your interest!
Remember the first time you saw Happy Tree Friends, before you knew what the joke was? You kind of wondered what your friend who said, "Dude! You have to check this out!" was so excited about. It was just a bunch of cute little animals doing stupid things until, suddenly... something happened and you got the joke. The sick crew who work on Happy Tree Friends LOVE to see people get the joke for the first time, so bring a friend who's never seen the show, and blow their minds a little.
Ever wonder just how to wear your Kimono? Or why a Hakama is important to a swordsman? Why the pleats? And just exactly how can you move in all this cotton? We have the answers for you!
The title says it all! If you like Cards Against Humanity, this is not to be missed. Ken Pontac, last year's winner, returns to defend his title. Which of our other illustrious Guests of Honor will be up for the challenge?
Dive into the fandom of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, ℃, S/Mileage and much more! With so many idols, where do you begin? Join us to learn more about the history, culture, and concepts of the J-Pop enigma that is Hello!Project, including special performances from YouTuber majikuruMaChan2 and Tiffany of Ti@Mi!
Character sketch up. How to create continuity throughout a fantasy world filled with effects that break the laws of physics. How to make the ridiculous acceptable and dependable.
The process of: creating villains that readers accept as real, how to developing the villain up over time and get the reader emotional about the villain, how to keep the sensation of danger and the possibility of failure vibrant and vivid, and when and why a reader rejects an event in the story as bogus or unrealistic.
"Wacom" your way down to this panel and learn the basics of drawing in the digital age! Whether you're a casual artist or going pro, come in for tips, tricks, and tutorials! (Tablets not provided, sketchbooks/notes encouraged)
Get Geeky with your job search! Steve Savage, the Geek Job Guru, discusses how to make that boring standby of the job search, the resume, into a creative writing exercise. Get ready for the ultimate story - the one that gets you paid.
Steve Savage, the Geek Job Guru, takes a hard look at how hobbies can improve your career. Your fandom is the tool you need to unlock a real career in tough times and a crazy career market.
For people serious about geek careers. Wether you're an old pro or a new student, looking for talent for your Kickstarter, or seeking some new contracts, come together and connect! We'll discuss careers, cooperation - and see how some of us might team up in the future
"Magikarp: A History" tells the tale of Magikarp. This panel will teach you everything about Magikarp from video games, anime, and everything in between. Come and learn about how Magikarp has splashed through the years.
It's appropriate that Ken Pontac's rollercoaster career can best be described by showing a bunch of cartoon clips. From his first high-chair memory of watching his mother catch on fire (inspiring the Happy Tree Friends short "Who's to Flame?"), to a mind-melting acid trip sequence from the prime-time animated series Gary and Mike (inspired by his own art school experiences), to drunken frat boys singing his Internet-meme song "You Are a Pirate" (inspired primarily by drinking), this panel will chronicle a series ridiculous coincidences, colorful characters, and enough near-death experience to fill a lifetime. And every word will be mostly true!
We feature consoles from nearly all eras of video gaming. Come and relax with a wide variety of games from old favorites or try something brand new. In addition to our selection of consoles, thanks to our sponsor Digital Storm, we also now have Gaming PCs where you can play favorites like World of Tanks, Team Fortress 2, and of course League of Legends! The PC & Console Gaming room is open for free play throughout the convention.
We also have a series of structured tournaments with prizes available.
An in depth examination of the cost of writing a book and manga. Number crunching the data from traditional self published, traditional press, and e-books publications of novels, comics, and manga. Q & A at the end.
Cosplay, fan fiction, role-play - It's all in fun, right? But what if the person who's face you're borrowing knew? If the writer - knew? Taking a second look at celebrity, ownership and what it means to respect a creator, performer or caretaker of a work.
Join in on the final year of Yugioh 5DXAL fanpanel! What's up with the Meta? Have no idea what's going on in ZEXAL? Come in to get all your BURNING SOUL questions answered, as well as Yuginews, games, trivia, prizes and more! Free poster to all attendees!