AX Schedule/Plans

Last year my brother and I decided to go to Anime Expo without much knowledge of how huge and packed the place was. We ordered our badges, plane tickets, and got hotel stuff in order only to find ourselves slightly overwhelmed. The line to get inside the convention center was ENORMOUS and the sun was trying to roast us.

The only reprieve we had were the little Crunchyroll fans we got with our badges. But we learned from our mistakes and got VIP badges this year!

The schedule was just released yesterday (I believe) and in hopes of not getting denied entry from a panel because it’s full, I kind of have a plan…lol

Here are the events I’ve highlighted. I want to make most of them but I also chose some panels that overlap. I placed * to show which panels I REALLY want to attend.

Friday

  • What’s new from Yen Press (1PM – 2PM)*
  • A deeply biased history of American manga publishing (2:15PM – 3:15PM)
  • Cosplay & Convention careers with Aicosu (4:45PM – 5:45PM)*
  • Inside the voice actor’s studio I (5PM – 6:30PM)
  • Crunchyroll industry panel (5:15PM – 6:15PM)
  • Anime News Network Q&A (7:30PM – 8:30PM)
  • Yaoi 101 (9PM – 10PM)
  • YaoiCon and BishounenCon (10:15PM – 11:15PM)
  • MangaGamer: the now and future of visual novels (10:45PM – 11:45PM)

i did just go to a Yaoicon and Bishounencon panel at Fanime so I decided to choose another event happening at the same time, in case it was just repeated information.

Saturday

  • Safety in cosplay with Steff Von Schweetz (10AM – 11AM)*
  • PONYCAN Industry Panel (10:30AM – 11:30AM)
  • Weekly Shonen Jump presents Kazue Kato (11AM – 12PM)*
  • How to use pro manga tools (11:15 AM – 1:15PM)*
  • Sentai Filmworks Industry panel (11:30AM – 12:30PM)
  • Fit like a glove: a guide to garment fitting and pattern alterations (11:45AM – 1:15PM)
  • Naoshi Arakawa guest panel (12:15PM – 1:15PM)
  • Vertical manga panel (1:15PM – 2:15PM)
  • Posing like a pro! with Aicosu (2:45PM – 3:45PM)*
  • One Punch Man Matsuri at AX (3:30PM – 5:30PM)*
  • Cosplay and Photography: etiquette, rules, and rights (4:15PM – 5:15PM)*
  • Sakira Q&A (9PM – 10PM)*
  • Yaoi Bingo (10:15PM – 12:15AM)

Sunday

  • Junichi Suwabe guest panel (9:45AM – 10:45AM) *
  • Getting paid to write about anime (9:45Am – 10:45AM) *
  • Funimation Industry Panel (11:45AM – 1:45PM) *
  • Cosplay photoshop 101 with Aicosu (12:15PM – 1:15PM) *
  • Cosplay senpai roundtable (2:30PM – 4PM) *
  • Anime Jungle presents: voice actor Tetsuya Kakihara talk show (3:30PM – 4:30PM) *
  • Production IG Industry Panel (4PM – 5PM) *
  • FLCL 2 guest panel (5:15PM – 6:15PM)
  • Funimation presents: My Hero Academia (5:15pM – 6:15PM)
  • Copic Marker Essentials (5:45PM – 7:45PM)
  • Crunchyroll Presents: Mob Psycho One Hundred Exclusive Premiere (6:15PM – 7:45PM)
  • Sekai Project Industry Panel – Games, Manga, and Visual Novels (8PM – 9PM)

I went to the Aicosu panels at Fanime and really liked them so the plan is to attend all their panels for AX! But there are so many things that overlap OTL

Monday

  • Weekly Shonen Jump panel (11AM – 12PM)
  • Learn to sew your own cosplay (11:30AM – 12:30PM) *
  • Cospix presents Photoship for cosplay photos (12PM – 1PM) *
  • Self-publishing 101 (12:45PM – 1:45PM)
  • Translating cool: teaching popular culture through the lens of translation (2PM – 3PM)

There’s not much I found for Monday so this might be the day I take the most cosplay pictures!


Aside from panels I do want to look out for Daiya and My Hero Academia cosplayers so hopefully I upload some of those while at the con! AND I’m going to meeting up with Hikariix (IM HYPERVENTILATING OMG). I just want to say that I love stephanie’s art and getting to meet her and receiving a charm from her is amazing

I’m going to be like c-can i takeapicturewithyou?! (lol, im so serious here)

I’m also going to be actively searching for other aninerds though I won’t name them now (hehe). Out of curiosity, is anyone else going to AX? Are you cosplaying? Going alone or with family? My family is driving out there, hanging out together for three days, and then my brother and I are heading to AX.

I don’t think I’m going to be getting anything from the dealer’s hall but I will be checking out the artist alley (Oh god)

5 thoughts on “AX Schedule/Plans”

  1. I’m so incredibly jealous. I have relatives who are practically within walking distance from the con. Here I am . . . in the middle of the country . . . under the sun. Have the time of your life, take pictures, and BUY MERCH! Looking forward to cosplay pics, he he he.

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    1. you should call them up and be like ‘heeeeyyyy so can i crash at your place’ LOL my mom apparently has family out there that she doesn’t know (but knows about them) and i’m like CALL THEM lol (she didn’t)

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