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Friday, March 22

11:00am CDT

Otaku Parenting: How to Share Your Fandom with Your Family
Did your kid drag you to this event, and you're wondering what the fuss is all about? If you're sitting there wondering, "why is my kid such a weirdo", this panel is for you! Are you looking to share your fandom with your kids and help raise the next generation of geekdom? This panel is ALSO for you! Join teacher Alpha Betty for some tips on how to bridge the gap and share fandom with the whole family.

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Alpha Betty

I’m a third and fourth grade teacher who also happens to be a major otaku. The intersection of those two traits gets pretty interesting!

Friday March 22, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]
Saturday, March 23

7:45pm CDT

Gateway to Horror: Creepy Kids Media
Take a look at the world of creepy kids media; the t.v., movies, and books that plant the horror seed into the minds of the youth, corrupting them indefinitely. MUAHAHA!

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John Salvino

John Salvino is an artist based in Lancaster, PA. He makes sumi ink paintings, comics, and sculpture that explore fantasy and science fiction.

Saturday March 23, 2019 7:45pm - 8:45pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

9:30pm CDT

Nostalgia Bombastic with Kurenai Kiba & Doomastic
We’re throwing a classic cartoon party and you’re invited! Kurenai and Doomtastic go through some of our favorite cartoon theme songs. Be for warned, we encourage audience participation so bring your A game!

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Yosei has an educational background in literature and speculative fiction. They are a member of Doomtastic, a small group of friends who run panels on all things geeky and nerdy.

Saturday March 23, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
Sunday, March 24

9:30am CDT

Anime for Kids
This program will be largely presentation style with approximately fifteen minutes at the end for a Q&A. The tone will be lighthearted, fun, and kid-friendly.

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Katrina S. Forest

Author/Panelist, Forest Fanfics
Katrina S. Forest is a Clarion West alumna and a member of SFWA. She runs the recently re-launched Urban Fantasy Magazine and released her first middle grade book, My Best Friend Runs Venus, this June. You can learn more about her work at KatrinaSForest.com.

Sunday March 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

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