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Friday, May 25
 

3:00pm

Streaming 101 : Mixing it up
How to get started in streaming

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Mayer

Jesse Mayer

CEO, Calamity Crew
Pro R6Siege player, Owner of Calamity CrewAdjunct Faculty, Monmouth UniversityCyber Guy, Bourbon Connoisseur, Mecha Junkie, Gin Nano-Distiller


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
 Baltimore 2

3:00pm

The Westerner's Guide to Mobile Suit Gundam, the "Star Trek of Japan"
What if I told you there was a military SF franchise that's been hugely popular for nearly 40 years, with revenue of $800 million in 2013 alone? That's the Gundam franchise, and Brent Newhall will lead you on a tour of its history, major themes, and Western influences.

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

3:00pm

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These (1 - 3)
Friday May 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

4:00pm

Exploring the Wired: The Ideas Behind Serial Experiments Lain
Serial Experiments Lain is among one of the most popular "cult classic" sci-fi anime of all time. It contains many ideas about the future of the internet and technologies that were experimental in nature at the time or only concepts of what was to come. This panel offers a look at the ideas put forth by the show as well as the technologies and ideas it borrowed from.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Coale

Justin Coale

Justin Coale is a lifelong anime and sci-fi fan who has been presenting at conventions for the last 4 years. Mostly focused in anime, his topics cover all of his interests like sci-fi, video games, movies, and board games. He hopes to blend his knowledge of sci-fi with his love of... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
 Baltimore 2

4:30pm

Steins;Gate 0 (1-3)
Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

5:00pm

Giant Robots: Crushing your Misconceptions
What's the first thing that springs to mind when you think of giant robots? Is it metal monsters hammering at each other? Overpowered machines that stomp through problems without rhyme or reason? This panels will explore these tropes and misconceptions and look at their origin in mecha anime and manga.

Speakers
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

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.


Friday May 25, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:00am

Outlaw Star (1 - 10)
Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

11:00am

Ghost in the Matrix
Do you want to expand your science fiction collection? Ready to check out that “anime stuff’ but not sure where to begin? These worlds have collided time and again and we are here to guide you through the experience. Let Doomtastic guide you through this world so we can help you find your white rabbit.

Speakers
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

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 May 26, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
 Baltimore 2

11:00am

A Brief History of Anime
One of the great international bastions of popular science fiction is Japanese anime, which will feature a dozen new SF series every year. But where did anime come from? Brent P. Newhall will take you on a hundred-year trip through the history of Japanese animation, from World War II propaganda, through Astro Boy, Gundam, and Akira, up to the anime that's changing the industry today.

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 11:00am - 12:20pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

12:00pm

A Puppet Without a Ghost: the Evolution of Cyberpunk Anime
Even before the term cyberpunk came into popular use, sci-fi anime was exploring the themes and visuals that would later define the cyberpunk genre. We’ll follow the wire of how cyberpunk anime continues to evolve.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe's dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She's performed for all sorts... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
 Baltimore 2

1:00pm

Cloud Age Symphony: Steampunk and Anime
Steampunk and its various spin off genres have influenced anime for years. In this panel we look at the anime that have taken inspiration from steampunk and examine how anime has in turn influenced some aspects of steampunk itself.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe's dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She's performed for all sorts... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
 Baltimore 2

1:00pm

The Present and Future of 3D Printing: Cosplay, Manufacturing, and More
Did you know you can buy a desktop 3D printer for less than $200, and have it printing in under an hour? In the past few years, 3D printing has jumped from an obscure corner of the prototyping world to an affordable hobby. Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology for a look at the practicalities of modern 3D printers from making cosplay pieces to massive industrial projects, as well as some ideas for how 3D printing may be used in the future (authors, take note!).

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

2:00pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Worbla Armor Fabrication But Were Afraid to Ask
Are you interested in creating custom armor for your cosplay? Have you wanted to work with worbla, but didn’t know where to begin? This is the right panel for you! In this panel, we will discuss the basics of worbla armor fabrication and the process of making armor with worbla, including patterns, molding/shaping, detail work, armor strapping, finishing and painting armor.

Speakers
LV

Lena Volkova

Lena has been on the cosplay scene for nearly a decade and draws inspiration from multiple genres and media, utilizing the pop culture landscape to help achieve her creative vision. She is a one-woman force of nature specializing in costumeing, prop making, and photography. Occasionally... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
 Baltimore 2

2:00pm

The Future Looks a Lot Like...the Past?
If you think of science fiction anime, your first thought is likely of a dark cityscape, futuristic tower or mecha battle. Yet a surprising number of anime imagine the future as a beautiful reworking of the [often Western] past. From the 19th French aesthetic of Gankutsuou to Baroque ornamentation of Trinity Blood to the noir look of Cowboy Bebop many series have made a conscious decision to root humanities future deep in our past. Understanding why not only allows us a deeper appreciation of science fiction anime, but tells us something about ourselves.

Speakers
CN

Chris Needham

Anime USA
Chris Needham serves as the Director of Education and the Board Chairman of Anime USA and is excited to partner with Escape Velocity in bringing anime content to this year's convention. In his work with Anime USA, he champions cultural education and traditional art forms through an... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

2:00pm

Aldnoah Zero (1-5)
Saturday May 26, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

3:00pm

A Science Fiction Fan's Guide to Anime
Massive space fleet battles and weird aliens are expensive to produce in CGI, but they're a lot easier in animation. For decades, Japanese anime has served as a refuge for "big budget" science fiction. Join Brent P. Newhall for a quick overview of Western SF history and its intersection with anime's history, plus a look at several anime works of particular interest to the Western SF fan.

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

3:00pm

Giant Robots and Space Pirates: How Science Fiction helped Bring Anime to America
Come and find out how America’s love of science fiction helped anime gain a foothold here in the west.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe's dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She's performed for all sorts... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
 Baltimore 2

4:00pm

A Very Special Recording of The Cosplay Cast -- Cosplay and STEM
In this episode, Lena, Amelia, and Jason discuss how STEM influences cosplay-- from drafting, to fabrication, to photography, and more! All three co-hosts have a background in STEM fields and use it heavily for their craft. We’ll get to know them a little better as they explain their backgrounds and how they're used to create breathtaking cosplay and photography. See some wonderful examples of how science and tech meets art.

Moderators
avatar for Rey Dot Ham

Rey Dot Ham

Amelia Showalter has been cosplaying for two years under the stage name Rey Dot Ham. She co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. In her "real life" she is a data scientist and political consultant, which is basically as dorky as cos... Read More →
JF

Jay’s Fine Art Photography

Jason Smith has been a cosplay photographer for the past three years. He co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. He is currently an administrator for the D.C. Cosplay Photoshoots group and works closely with the Events Team. In his “real... Read More →

Speakers
LV

Lena Volkova

Lena has been on the cosplay scene for nearly a decade and draws inspiration from multiple genres and media, utilizing the pop culture landscape to help achieve her creative vision. She is a one-woman force of nature specializing in costumeing, prop making, and photography. Occasionally... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

4:00pm

Active Raid (1-5)
Saturday May 26, 2018 4:00pm - 6:00pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

6:00pm

Space Brothers (1-5)
Saturday May 26, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

8:00pm

Ergo Proxy (1-5)
Saturday May 26, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

8:30pm

Cosplay Pitfalls: When Things in Cosplay Don’t Go Your Way
Come join us for a panel discussion where seasoned cosplayers Lena Volkova, Rey_Dot_Ham, and cosplayer photographer Jay’s Fine Art Photography discuss some of the challenges and struggles in the cosplay world from disappointment, lack of peer acceptance, to chasing the fame monster.

Moderators
avatar for Rey Dot Ham

Rey Dot Ham

Amelia Showalter has been cosplaying for two years under the stage name Rey Dot Ham. She co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. In her "real life" she is a data scientist and political consultant, which is basically as dorky as cos... Read More →
JF

Jay’s Fine Art Photography

Jason Smith has been a cosplay photographer for the past three years. He co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. He is currently an administrator for the D.C. Cosplay Photoshoots group and works closely with the Events Team. In his “real... Read More →

Speakers
LV

Lena Volkova

Lena has been on the cosplay scene for nearly a decade and draws inspiration from multiple genres and media, utilizing the pop culture landscape to help achieve her creative vision. She is a one-woman force of nature specializing in costumeing, prop making, and photography. Occasionally... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:20pm
 Baltimore 2

8:30pm

Sci-fi Anime Worth Watching
For those new to anime, there's a lot of places to start. And unfortunately, sometimes the definition of "sci-fi" when applied to anime isn't so clear. This panel will attempt to go over some well-regarded shows and what ideas they cover for any sci-fi fans who want to try a new show.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Coale

Justin Coale

Justin Coale is a lifelong anime and sci-fi fan who has been presenting at conventions for the last 4 years. Mostly focused in anime, his topics cover all of his interests like sci-fi, video games, movies, and board games. He hopes to blend his knowledge of sci-fi with his love of... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 8:30pm - 9:20pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

9:30pm

Re-telling of stories of the Rising Sun: Japanese Space Operas
Remember Buck Rogers and his adventures? How about Duck Dodgers? Maybe you soared with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia. But what about Legend of the Galactic Heroes or Captain Harlock? Space opera has captured our imaginations for a century, taking us to far away galaxies and planets. Join us as we take a look through Glass Fleet and space operas of anime and manga.

Speakers
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

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 May 26, 2018 9:30pm - 10:20pm
 Baltimore 2

9:30pm

Tables in Space! An Overview and History of Science Fiction Tabletop RPGs
Did you know that the first science fiction tabletop RPG was published just 2 years after Dungeons & Dragons? While overshadowed by its fantasy cousin in the RPG world, SF has been a major genre for decades. Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology for a history of major SF tabletop RPGs and several recommendations if you want to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:30pm - 10:20pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

10:00pm

Code Geass:Lelouch of the Rebellion (S1 1-5)
Saturday May 26, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00am
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

10:30pm

Cards against Anime : SYFY!
After-hours over 21 panel, Cards against Humanity using science fiction-based cards. Players are picked from the audience, Price is Right style.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Mayer

Jesse Mayer

CEO, Calamity Crew
Pro R6Siege player, Owner of Calamity CrewAdjunct Faculty, Monmouth UniversityCyber Guy, Bourbon Connoisseur, Mecha Junkie, Gin Nano-Distiller


Saturday May 26, 2018 10:30pm - 11:20pm
 Woodrow Wilson C
 
Sunday, May 27
 

9:00am

Full Metal Panic: Invisible Victory (1-5)
Sunday May 27, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

11:00am

Harry Potter vs. Spike Spiegel: Comparing Mythic Tropes in Japanese Anime vs. the West
Japanese culture evolved in almost complete isolation for centuries. How did that affect its stories and what impact has that had on its popular culture, particularly science fiction and fantasy? Join Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology as he contrasts Western heroic stories with those found in anime and manga, and looks at possible historical and cultural differences that may inform them.

Speakers
avatar for Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall

Brent P. Newhall has been watching and reading about anime for over 20 years. A Virginia native, in his tween years he discovered and began devouring SF/F literature, leading to a 6-month tenure as editor of an online SF/F magazine, Papyrus. He discovered anime in his 20's and has... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
 Woodrow Wilson C

11:00am

The Toxic Jungle: The Shadow of the Atomic Bomb over Sci-fi Anime
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were some of the most horrific moments in modern technological history. Japanese popular culture was forever changed by their destructive power. Here we will explore how these events influenced much of the anime we have come to love.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe

Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe's dad took her to her first Star Trek convention as a child, sealing her future as a card carrying geek. A library associate with the Springfield city library, she tours around new England lecturing on various aspects of geek culture. She's performed for all sorts... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
 Baltimore 2

11:00am

Mobile Suit Gundam Iron Blooded Orphans (Season 2:26-32)
Sunday May 27, 2018 11:00am - 2:30pm
 Baltimore 1
  • Host Organization Anime USA
  • Panel Type Anime screening

12:00pm

Rebuilding History: Gundam Style
What would the world look like if we introduced Gundam technology instead of nuclear warfare during WW2?

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Mayer

Jesse Mayer

CEO, Calamity Crew
Pro R6Siege player, Owner of Calamity CrewAdjunct Faculty, Monmouth UniversityCyber Guy, Bourbon Connoisseur, Mecha Junkie, Gin Nano-Distiller


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
 Baltimore 2

12:00pm

Seminal Sketch SciFi
Have you ever wondered what anime has influenced your favorite science fiction series? Ever noticed similarities between Ghost in the Shell and The Matrix? Do you wonder why the power rangers have color coordinated suits and zords? Or maybe you just want to learn a little about the intertwined history of science fiction and anime. Then join us as we explore several of anime’s most influential science fiction series.

Speakers
avatar for Yosei

Yosei

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.


Sunday May 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C

1:00pm

A Very Special Episode of the Cosplay Cast -- Anime Cosplay vs. Western Cosplay
In this very special episode we have a battle royale between Anime cosplay and Western cosplay, where we will decide the ultimate sci-fi cosplay. Will it be from an anime or will it be from western media? The audience will decide.

Moderators
avatar for Rey Dot Ham

Rey Dot Ham

Amelia Showalter has been cosplaying for two years under the stage name Rey Dot Ham. She co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. In her "real life" she is a data scientist and political consultant, which is basically as dorky as cos... Read More →
JF

Jay’s Fine Art Photography

Jason Smith has been a cosplay photographer for the past three years. He co-hosts The Cosplay Cast podcast and is an active member of the DC-area cosplay scene. He is currently an administrator for the D.C. Cosplay Photoshoots group and works closely with the Events Team. In his “real... Read More →

Speakers
LV

Lena Volkova

Lena has been on the cosplay scene for nearly a decade and draws inspiration from multiple genres and media, utilizing the pop culture landscape to help achieve her creative vision. She is a one-woman force of nature specializing in costumeing, prop making, and photography. Occasionally... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
 Woodrow Wilson C