Otakon 2013: Let the 20th Anniversary Celebration Begin!

(note: No Ongoing Investigations, Type-Moon Weekly News Round Up, or All Points Bulletin this week.)

20 Years of Otakon? As if it wasn’t exciting enough every year anyway! They’ve pulled out all the stops to bring as many guests as they could pack in. There are also a load of concerts, screenings, and events that aren’t to be missed.

As always, we’ll be covering as much as we can running around the convention center day and night. Do stop us to say hello though! And be sure to attend Alain’s panel on Saturday evening: Kill ’em All and Let Sunrise Sort ’em Out: A Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel.

Pre-Otakon Podcast

Our tentative panel schedule:

Friday:

10:00 – Maid Cafe Show
11:15 – We Con Therfore We Are: Fandom, Convergence, and a Critical Look at the Modern Otaku
11:30 – The Real Life of a Manga-ka: Behind The Scenes of Rurouni Kenshin Panel
01:45 – West to East: Anime Adapations of Western Literature Panel
01:45 – Outsider Anime Panel
03:00 – A Study of Heroines: Compassion and Courage in Revolutionary Girl Utena and Madoka Magica Panel
04:15 – Suwa, Tachikawa, & Anime Mirai Q&A
05:30 – Anime Industry: The Before Times Panel
06:45 – Anime Amazons Panel
08:00 – Mystery Anime Theater 3000 Screening
09:00 – Otaku Game Show
10:30 – Live Action Anime: An Examination Panel

Saturday:

09:30 – I Love the 80s: Anime Edition Panel
10:15 – By Fans, For Fans: 20 Years of Holding On For Dear Life Panel
12:00 – Kanbe Q&A
01:15 – How Being Asian Got Me in Trouble Panel
01:15 – Vertical Inc. Panel
02:30 – Maruyama & MAPPA Q&A
03:45 – The Ghibli Girls Tribute Panel
04:00 – T.M.Revolution and Home Made Kazoku Concert
04:45 – Anime Mythology: Giant Robots & Superheroes Panel
07:30 – 45 Years of Shonen Jump: A Visual History Panel
07:30 – The One Piece Podcast Panel
08:45 – Kill ’em All and Let Sunrise Sort ’em Out: A Yoshiyuki Tomino Panel [This is Alain’s panel]
10:30 – Manga Gamer Panel
11:15 – ANNCast Live Recording

Sunday:

10:00 – Panel to the West
11:15 – Ace Attorney All Stars Panel
01:00 – Yoko Kanno Concert
03:00 – Con Feedback Session

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