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Panels-Workshops [clear filter]
Friday, March 22
 

1:00pm CDT

Opening Ceremonies
Join the Convention Chair, special guests, and others as we welcome our members to Zenkaikon 2019!

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Presenters, Guest
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... Read More →
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplayer, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his human sidekick Nicole that live in Arizona! Kiba is actually Nicole's service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying about 5 years ago with a Link cosplay (Legend of... Read More →
avatar for Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz

Actress, Guest
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include Steven Universe (Amethyst), Mighty Magiswords (Danelda), Barney & Friends (Riff), Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Dimensions (Chunk), Krampus (Cherub), and Dolly on Disney's upcoming series 101 Dalmatian Street... Read More →
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →
avatar for Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Actor, Guest
As a multi-award-winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage, Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA-based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment, as well as a... Read More →
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Actress, Guest
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Sawyer

Samantha Sawyer

Comic Book Illustrator, Guest
Samantha Sawyer (Sincerely Sam) is a comic book artist and illustrator. Samantha is best known for her covers for Coffin Comics’ Lady Death and La Mureta; Big Dog Ink’s Penny for your Soul and Kaiju Epic; Crucidel Productions' Knightingail; and Ayee Dee Studio’s The... Read More →
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

4:30pm CDT

Samurai Stories
Riding into battle, cloaked in valor and confidence, the samurai evoke a very specific image. But who were they really? And how did they manage to run Japan for so long? That's what this panel will attempt to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

6:00pm CDT

Supernatural Smackdown!
Yokai fights. Not like LITERAL yokai fights, but we are going to match up two yokai, or yokai vs western monster, and let the audience vote on which one wins.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]

6:30pm CDT

Transformers: The Birds & The Bumblebees - HD
A series of toys, cartoons, comics, and now live action movies about robots from another world that come to earth and hide as cars, trucks, planes, or other vehicles. But where did this phenomenon come from, and how did it come to be? Come explore the Japanese and Marvel-ous roots of the Transformers franchise. A seriously humorous look at the timeline of Japanese and American toy companies and the toy lines that led to the robots in disguise. [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Presenters, Guest
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... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

7:00pm CDT

CONversations: Sincerely Sam [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. **

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Sawyer

Samantha Sawyer

Comic Book Illustrator, Guest
Samantha Sawyer (Sincerely Sam) is a comic book artist and illustrator. Samantha is best known for her covers for Coffin Comics’ Lady Death and La Mureta; Big Dog Ink’s Penny for your Soul and Kaiju Epic; Crucidel Productions' Knightingail; and Ayee Dee Studio’s The... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Montgomery House [Floor 2]

7:00pm CDT

My Hero Academia Panel
Ever wanted to know what Tsuyu Asui aka Froppy and Neito thinks about all of their other classmates in a super charged Pro Quirk class at UA High School? Let's test them!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Actress, Guest
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman... Read More →
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

8:15pm CDT

Todd Haberkorn Presents: Show and Tell with Todd
It's Todd! He's got pictures, videos, and more...documenting the half-Asian’s journey through the industry over the years. Come and see what all the buzz is about! Also, you'll have a chance to snag a con exclusive...

Speakers
avatar for Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Actor, Guest
As a multi-award-winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage, Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA-based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment, as well as a... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 8:15pm - 9:15pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

8:30pm CDT

Before an Unexpected Journey
Long before An Unexpected Journey, anime played with the Tolkienverse when Studio TOPCRAFT made the first offering of Middle Earth on screen. Long passed-over by the regular otaku crowd, our investigative panelists would like to share a story with you of American company Rankin/Bass, TOPCRAFT, Tad Mochinaga, and the magical world called: “Animagic.” [A Manly Battleships® Production]

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Presenters, Guest
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... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

8:45pm CDT

Creating and Pitching Your Own Series
Learn all about the new animated series S.A.L.E.M as well as how to pitch your own animated series to networks.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Sawyer

Samantha Sawyer

Comic Book Illustrator, Guest
Samantha Sawyer (Sincerely Sam) is a comic book artist and illustrator. Samantha is best known for her covers for Coffin Comics’ Lady Death and La Mureta; Big Dog Ink’s Penny for your Soul and Kaiju Epic; Crucidel Productions' Knightingail; and Ayee Dee Studio’s The... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 8:45pm - 9:45pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:00pm CDT

Austin Tindle's Raunchy Shakespeare [18+]
Come laugh, scream, and cry, the way Shakespeare intended with an hour long romp through the best moments of the Bard. Participation is encouraged, but not necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:00pm CDT

Cosplay Burlesque [18+]
Join Cosplay Burlesque for another great Zenkaikon performance! Cosplay Burlesque provides bawdy entertainment for the adult crowd featuring comedy and striptease while dressed as some of your favorite characters. We are fan fiction come to life!

Speakers
avatar for Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque

Performing Arts Group, Guest
Cosplay Burlesque is a performing arts group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Their mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty through a humorous and provocative stage show. There is no fandom... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:15pm CDT

PJ Party with Kiba the Corgi (Corgi Cosplay)
Want to hangout with Corgi Cosplay for some fun evening play? Join us in your PJs or Kigurumis for corgi play time and cuddles! We'll also be playing other games and you're welcome to bring one of your own!

Speakers
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplayer, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his human sidekick Nicole that live in Arizona! Kiba is actually Nicole's service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying about 5 years ago with a Link cosplay (Legend of... Read More →


Friday March 22, 2019 11:15pm - Saturday March 23, 2019 12:15am CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
 
Saturday, March 23
 

11:30am CDT

The Voice Actor's Panel
Some of the best voice actors in the business are here to tell you all about the business. Join the voices of Amethyst, Bulma, and Kaneki Ken as they traverse an audible landscape, reading scripts and weaving their characters together into a tapestry of hilarity and laughter.

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz

Actress, Guest
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include Steven Universe (Amethyst), Mighty Magiswords (Danelda), Barney & Friends (Riff), Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Dimensions (Chunk), Krampus (Cherub), and Dolly on Disney's upcoming series 101 Dalmatian Street... Read More →
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Actress, Guest
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman... Read More →
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

12:00pm CDT

Great Graphic Novels you Should be Reading 2019
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

Manga Library, Guest
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 23, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Live 7/Autographs [Tellus 360 The Temple]

1:45pm CDT

Austin Tindle Q&A
Come have a conversation with Austin Tindle. You can talk about his life, career, getting into to voice acting, past characters or, ya know, other stuff too. If you don't have any questions he'll probably just talk about himself. Or read Harry Potter out loud. Not Goblet of Fire, though.

Speakers
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:00pm CDT

CONversations: Austin Tindle [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. **

Speakers
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Montgomery House [Floor 2]

3:00pm CDT

Fandom Saved My Life
Talking about mental health can be really hard, but you aren't alone in your struggles! Corgi Cosplay and Sincerely Sam are here to share their personal stories and to hopefully help make talking about mental health a more normal thing.

Speakers
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplayer, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his human sidekick Nicole that live in Arizona! Kiba is actually Nicole's service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying about 5 years ago with a Link cosplay (Legend of... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Sawyer

Samantha Sawyer

Comic Book Illustrator, Guest
Samantha Sawyer (Sincerely Sam) is a comic book artist and illustrator. Samantha is best known for her covers for Coffin Comics’ Lady Death and La Mureta; Big Dog Ink’s Penny for your Soul and Kaiju Epic; Crucidel Productions' Knightingail; and Ayee Dee Studio’s The... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

3:00pm CDT

Steven Universe Panel
NOOO, MI TORTA! Come spend an hour with Steven Universe's very own Amethyst (Michaela Dietz) as we talk about magical space rocks, the universe, and anything in between!

Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →
avatar for Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz

Actress, Guest
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include Steven Universe (Amethyst), Mighty Magiswords (Danelda), Barney & Friends (Riff), Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Dimensions (Chunk), Krampus (Cherub), and Dolly on Disney's upcoming series 101 Dalmatian Street... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

4:15pm CDT

Meet Monica Rial Q&A
Monica Rial has almost 20 years of voice acting experience, more than 450 anime and video game credits, and she's here to answer your questions. Whether you're curious about a particular role or just want to know what's it like in her world, it's sure to be an hour of fun.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Actress, Guest
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

7:00pm CDT

CONversations: Monica Rial [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/day of their choice, 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. **

Speakers
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Actress, Guest
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm CDT
Montgomery House [Floor 2]

8:30pm CDT

CONversations: Michaela Dietz [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/day of their choice, 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. **

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Dietz

Michaela Dietz

Actress, Guest
Michaela Dietz is a Korean-American performer and voice over actress whose credits include Steven Universe (Amethyst), Mighty Magiswords (Danelda), Barney & Friends (Riff), Grand Theft Auto V, Lego Dimensions (Chunk), Krampus (Cherub), and Dolly on Disney's upcoming series 101 Dalmatian Street... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm CDT
Montgomery House [Floor 2]

9:00pm CDT

Todd Haberkorn presents: (In)-Appropriate Night Time Stories for Kids that are 18+ [18+]
Todd is an award winning audio book narrator and has found some "gems" that he'd like to share with you! Come get an earful of stories that probably shouldn't used to give children wholesome dreams during sleep.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Actor, Guest
As a multi-award-winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage, Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA-based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment, as well as a... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

9:30pm CDT

The Apocalypse in Anime
That's great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, samurai are not afraid...or are they? This panel looks at the END OF THE WORLD, and how Japanese culture and stories approach and redefine it.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

10:15pm CDT

Star Trek: We Used to Be Explorers
With Star Trek Discovery launching, with changes being forced upon fan productions, and with a little rival show coming out called Orville just what is going on in the world of Star Trek? Why are so many people so angry about everything? Join the Manly Battleships® as they dive deep into this drama.

Speakers
avatar for Manly Battleships

Manly Battleships

Presenters, Guest
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... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:15pm - 11:15pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

10:30pm CDT

Guests Against Humanity [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 Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplayer, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his human sidekick Nicole that live in Arizona! Kiba is actually Nicole's service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying about 5 years ago with a Link cosplay (Legend of... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Sawyer

Samantha Sawyer

Comic Book Illustrator, Guest
Samantha Sawyer (Sincerely Sam) is a comic book artist and illustrator. Samantha is best known for her covers for Coffin Comics’ Lady Death and La Mureta; Big Dog Ink’s Penny for your Soul and Kaiju Epic; Crucidel Productions' Knightingail; and Ayee Dee Studio’s The... Read More →
avatar for Austin Tindle

Austin Tindle

Actor, Guest
Austin Tindle is a writer and actor living in Dallas, Texas. He was born in Orlando, Florida, raised in Austin, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Dallas on academic scholarship, where he almost became an Electrical Engineer. At 19, he was cast as Romeo, and changed majors... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm CDT
Live 3 [Floor 3, Heritage C]

11:45pm CDT

How to Burlesque [18+]
Learn to shimmy and shake with members of Cosplay Burlesque. Our workshop will cover many burlesque basics including dance moves, costuming, & building an act. Stop by, ask questions and learn a fun short routine!

Speakers
avatar for Cosplay Burlesque

Cosplay Burlesque

Performing Arts Group, Guest
Cosplay Burlesque is a performing arts group of burlesque performers and cosplayers dedicated to combining the two for your entertainment. Their mission is to take the characters fans already enjoy and make them naughty through a humorous and provocative stage show. There is no fandom... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:45pm - Sunday March 24, 2019 12:45am CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

11:45pm CDT

Haunted Teahouse: 100 Stories
This event had advanced signups before the convention and is currently full.

Centuries ago, samurai and nobility would gather and tell fantastic stories of ghosts and monsters. And at Zenkaikon, attendees are now invited to do the same. Drink tea, sit back, and share your best stories. And maybe summon a ghost, if it works out that way.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →


Saturday March 23, 2019 11:45pm - Sunday March 24, 2019 1:00am CDT
Montgomery House [Floor 2]
 
Sunday, March 24
 

10:00am CDT

Cosplay Pro Wrestling
Zenkaikon, let's get ready to rumble!!! Join Cosplay Pro Wrestling for a spectacle like none other! You can catch their show at Zenkaikon on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in the Main Events Hall. Watch as worlds collide from all fandoms such as anime, video games and comics.

Speakers
avatar for Cosplay Pro Wrestling

Cosplay Pro Wrestling

Performing Arts Group, Guest
Zenkaikon, let's get ready to rumble!!! Join Cosplay Pro Wrestling for a spectacle like none other! You can catch their show at Zenkaikon on Sunday, March 24, 2019 in the Main Events Hall. Watch as worlds collide from all fandoms such as anime, video games and comics.


Sunday March 24, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Main Events [Freedom A]

11:00am CDT

Acting 101 with Monica Rial
Let’s get one thing straight, you can’t be a voice actor unless you’re an
actor. Whether you’re interested in becoming an actor, already a pro, or just want to
learn, this panel with professional voice actress Monica Rial will give you some insight
into what it takes to be a working actor.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Rial

Monica Rial

Actress, Guest
Monica Rial has been working in the anime industry for almost 20 years and she is currently listed as the most prolific anime voice actor in the US. She has lent her voice to over 450 anime including: Assassination Classroom (Kayano), Black Butler (Mey Rin), Certain Magical Index (Index), Deadman... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Live 1 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 3]

12:00pm CDT

Foam 101 with Kiba the Cosplay Corgi
Just starting out in cosplay or looking for a kind of cheap way to build armor, weapons, or other props out of but not sure how to work with EVA foam? Or maybe just even curious about what it is? Well, Corgi Cosplay is here to answer your questions and help you out on learning about this cool stuff!

Speakers
avatar for Corgi Cosplay

Corgi Cosplay

Cosplayer, Guest
Corgi Cosplay is made up of Kiba (a Pembroke Welsh Corgi) and his human sidekick Nicole that live in Arizona! Kiba is actually Nicole's service dog and takes his job pretty seriously, even under the costumes. Kiba started cosplaying about 5 years ago with a Link cosplay (Legend of... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm CDT
Live 5 [Floor 3, Heritage A]

12:15pm CDT

Todd Haberkorn Presents: A Todd and His Phone
Todd's got a tooooooon of numbers in his phone. But does that mean he calls them all? Nope! Let's find out what happens when Todd calls up folks ya know and some ya don't. You may even get to chat them up too!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Haberkorn

Todd Haberkorn

Actor, Guest
As a multi-award-winning actor behind the mic, on camera, and on stage, Todd Haberkorn has had the pleasure of working in a variety of mediums in the entertainment industry. The LA-based actor is also a director for companies like Netflix and Funimation Entertainment, as well as a... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 12:15pm - 1:15pm CDT
Live 2 [Floor 2, Commonwealth 4]

1:30pm CDT

Shinto for Otaku: A Weeb's Guide to Respecting the Kami
While plenty of scholarship exists about this most ancient of religions, its easy to lose track of the basic ideas of Shinto and how anime makes use of it. This panel hopes to cover those bases, using examples drawn almost exclusively from anime and games. Perfect for fans looking to explore the symbols they see in anime, or the student who likes to watch traditions come alive on screen.

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Charles Dunbar

Author, Guest
Charles Dunbar is a fan of many things, of which anime and Japanese culture are one (admittedly large) sphere. After discovering the medium through Dragonball Z in high school, he spent his formative college years indulging in giant robots, Pokémon, JRPGs, and Rurouni Kenshin... Read More →


Sunday March 24, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Live 6 [Floor 3, Heritage B]
 


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