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Friday - March 15, 2019
4:00 pm Retro City Warfare: Skull Bash
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Guzma, the effervescent head leader of Team Skull, and now also a high ranking associate in M. Bison's Shadaloo, is back at Omni and bringing his party with him - The Skull Bash!

So, come and join Guzma & his Skull Grunts as they host a skull crackin' fight card at the Omni District's annual Omni Fandom Expo!

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7:00 pm The Crystal Carnevale: The Iceberg Lounge - Formal Ball
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Performance Show
2 hrs
THE CRYSTAL CARNIVALE: ICEBERG LOUNGE
(Masked Formal Event)

Welcome, welcome! Ladies and gents, I bid you welcome to the infamous Iceberg Lounge! This establishment is the hottest club in Gotham, but this time it's a special treat. Penguin is calling together several cohorts in crime for a one-night gathering. The night will definitely be one you won't want to miss!

For in a carnevale, not everything is as it quite appears...

Dancing, games of skill and chance for prizes, and stage entertainment will be provided for all. But of course, as the Iceberg Lounge is considered High Class and formal attire will be required. Masks are requested to help blend in amongst the crowd. Not all in the underworld wish to be known…


 [ Click to purchase tickets for The Crystal Carnivale ]
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10:00 pm Villains Redux: A Burlesque Show (18+ ONLY)
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

HADES - GOD OF THE UNDERWORLD PRESENTS VILLAINS REDUX: A BURLESQUE SHOW

Join Hades, the god of the dead, as he opens the gates to the Underworld to a select few mortals to have the time of their "afterlives" for one night only!

But don't worry, you won't be alone! A party is never "to die for" without some entertainment. Being a god, Hades has connections all over the multiverse and he knows exactly how to get people to join in on his games. In order to get headliners for his event, he's made a deal with some villains that they are hard pressed to refuse. In exchange for performing, he's offering them a "do-over" of their biggest fights in the past. Defeating the heroes means that everything will be changed and the villains will have always been in charge (as long as Hades gets to keep a heroic soul as a trophy, of course). Will the heroes prevail? Will the villains take over their universes?

Come join Hades (in collaboration with the Speakeasy Sirens) as he makes this a night you won't forget in one of the best burlesque shows you'll see in all of eternity!

(18+ ONLY - IDs REQUIRED)

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11:30 pm Voltron Sleepover - Operation: Form Fortron!
Host:  BlueArianWolf TYPE: Event
0.5 hr
We're ending your night with a big Slumber Party Bash featuring your favorite Legendary Paladins!

Get ready for some fun games, crazy trivia, an intense Blanket Fort Building Competition, and a special raffle!

Pajamas are encouraged but not required.
Bringing sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows for the fort building competition is also heavily encouraged!
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Saturday - March 16, 2019
12:00 am Voltron Sleepover - Operation: Form Fortron!
Host:  BlueArianWolf TYPE: Event
2 hrs
We're ending your night with a big Slumber Party Bash featuring your favorite Legendary Paladins!

Get ready for some fun games, crazy trivia, an intense Blanket Fort Building Competition, and a special raffle!

Pajamas are encouraged but not required.
Bringing sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows for the fort building competition is also heavily encouraged!
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9:00 am Saturday Supercade
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Video Screening
1 hr
You won't want to sleep in Saturday morning at Omni!
Roll out of bed, stay in your PJs/Kigus, grab some pillows and a bowl of cereal and head down to main events where Shadowfax brings you back to the magical time when cartoons RULED Saturday Morning.
This early morning Pajama party of fun will make you wish that every Saturday morning was like this!

Pillow forts, breakfast stuffs and PJs/Kigus encouraged! Just make sure to clean up after yourselves!



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11:00 am An Avengers Line: A Musical Parody
Host:  Ericeric924 TYPE: Performance Show
1.5 hrs
WORLD PREMIERE at Omni Fandom Expo! Mr. Fury is seeking new talent to create a new super team. To find the best talent, the heroes are put through a rigorous audition where they must present their skills in crime fighting, singing, dancing, and more. This musical parody features a variety of unexpected songs and appearances by some of your favorite super heroes... and even some super villains! Presented by Actors Reaching Out. www.ActorsReachingOut.org
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1:00 pm Suicide Karaoke
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Contest
1 hr
Shadowfax's Suicide Karaoke Competition: BIGGER - BADDER - BODACIOUSER!
* now with extra dinosaurs! XD

You can sing...BUT, are you good enough, or brave enough, to take the microphone when you have absolutely no idea what will happen when the music starts?

The Suicide Karaoke Competition is where you will be judged NOT ONLY on your singing ability and stage presence, but on your ability to survive for the length of your song!

Your worst performance nightmares WILL to come to life as Shadowfax (insert evil, maniacal background laughter) turns the Main Events Stage against you in the most unexpected and funniest ways possible! Can you keep your focus, your cool and your concentration together long enough to finish a song and be proclaimed THE BEST AT KARAOKE THERE IS?

All we can say is be prepared for anything... You must be 18 or over only to participate on stage.

Click HERE for more information!
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3:00 pm Wizarding World: History of Magical Movement
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

A Wizarding World Aerials and Stunt Show by Shinobi School & CRH

N.E.W.T. exams are just around the corner at Hogwards School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and Albus Severus is staying up late studying! Join him and his friends in the Great Hall for a retelling of the History of Magical Movement throughout the Wizarding World.

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4:30 pm Masquerade Costume Contest (Cosplay/Costume)
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Contest
1 hr
The Masquerade Costume Contest is a must see event at OMNI FANDOM EXPO! Costumers from all over will take the stage and show off not only their incredibly crafted costumes but performances as well. On the runway, contestants will face off against each other for the "Best in Show" prize of one thousand dollars! If you have the desire, drive, and creativity to be the best, sign up and show everyone what you can do! 

Come see what the contestants have in store for you at the OMNI FANDOM EXPO Masquerade Costume Contest!

What's Required to Enter:
All contestants / creators / models MUST have a current OMNI FANDOM EXPO Badge (VIP Pass, Weekend Pass, Saturday Day Pass, etc.), and a costume that has been at least 80% hand-made.

Note: If you are a Sponsored Cosplay Guest, you cannot enter the Masquerade Costume Contest in order to keep things fair for everyone.

How to Enter:
Sign up at the Cosplay Table by Panel Rooms 1 & 2 at OMNI FANDOM EXPO. If you are under 18, you will need a parent or legal guardian with you (they must be with you through all stages of the contest). If you are a model, the costume's creator must be present at sign-up to participate in pre-judging for craftsmanship awards. You will be given your pre-judging time when you sign-up.

What's Needed at Sign-Up:
  • Download the entry form and fill it out or fill out an entry form at the Cosplay Table. It will require your name, the name and description of your costume, the name of the costume's creator (if you're modeling it for someone else), what skill level you qualify for, and any awards you have won.
  • Do not bring any reference materials when you sign up. Please hold onto them until your designated pre-judging time.
  • We suggest not wearing your contest costume at sign-up in order to keep your outfit as much of a surprise as possible for the convention's audience.
  • If you are doing a cosplay skit/performance and have any audio that you want played, you must bring the audio in MP3 format ONLY on a USB Flash Drive and present it at signup. If accepted, it will then be copied for OMNI FANDOM EXPO's use in the competition. Note: entrant takes all legal responsibility resulting in any damage or legal fees associated with any media presented/copied for use at OMNI FANDOM EXPO.
Filename Criteria (Only for Performances/Skits): 
  • File must be MP3 format.
  • File must be on a USB Flash Drive. (OMNI FANDOM EXPO will only copy your file and will not keep your Flash Drive).
  • File must be easily accessible in the root directory of the Flash Drive. Please do not bury your file in multiple directories.
  • Filename must be the name of the contestant (first and last) followed by a dash (-) and then the name of the skit.
  • Filename must contain underscores (_) instead of spaces ( ). Again, do not put spaces between words, use the underscore.
  • No special characters allowed (*&%!"', etc...).
Entering As Walk-On Only:

Yes, you may enter the contest as a walk-on! Walk-on Only (meaning no pre-judging) costumes will ONLY be considered for all non-craftsmanship awards. 
IMPORTANT: If you enter as a Walk-On only and do not participate in pre-judging, you will not qualify for Best in Show or any craftsmanship award!


CONTEST GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES:
  • ENTRIES: One entry per person. Cap of 100 entries taken. Limited Late Registration will be available if space permits. We reserve the right to refuse additional entries.
  • PERFORMANCES/SKITS: Due to time contraints, a limit 20 of the 100 entries may be Performances/Skits. First come, first serve.
  • All Masquerade content must stay within the OMNI FANDOM EXPO General Guidelines, Code of Conduct, Prop / Weapon Policy, City of Orlando ordinances, and The Florida Hotel and Conference Center's guidelines, and not exceed a PG-13 rating. In addition to these basic guidelines, swearing and depiction of sexual acts is forbidden. Bleeps or other forms of censoring are acceptable.
  • All  skits / performances may not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds. The MC (Master of Ceremonies) or Contest Host narration/introduction will not count towards the performance time.
  • “Cosplay” aspect to show that you can not only look the part of the character, but also act the character as well. The judges should believe that you are your character - "suspended reality". This aspect is to demonstrate that you know your character inside and out.
  • Any presentations with stunts, extreme, or shocking performances must be approved by the Cosplay Coordinator before the event. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • Any eligible costume that wishes to compete for craftsmanship awards must participate in a preliminary costume judging. Any costume not taking part in preliminary judging will not qualify for Best in Show or any craftsmanship awards. No make-up times will be allowed.
  • Technical contest for Best in Show and craftsmanship awards. All costumes being considered for those awards must be at least 80% hand-made.
  • Youth is 12 and under. Parents MUST accompany contestants.
  • Handlers are allowed; however, oversized costumes REQUIRE a minimum of one (1) handler to go on stage with them. Oversized costumes MUST provide their own handler ( minimum of one (1) ) in accordance with OMNI FANDOM EXPO General Guidelines.
  • Models are allowed, but the costume/prop fabricator must be present for the costume to qualify for awards.
  • Again, Sponsored Cosplay Guests are disqualified from entering the Masquerade Costume Contest for the fairness of all contestants.
  • Finally: Please remember that the purpose of this show is for fun and entertainment. It's to celebrate everyone's creative inspiration, ability, and passion for this beautiful art form. Please do not get so caught up in the idea of winning an award that you forget that there's an audience watching you, or the other contestants waiting for their moment on stage, or the staff who is producing the contest itself. This is for everyone's enjoyment. Also, many of the OMNI FANDOM EXPO Staff have been in masquerade contests themselves, so we know how it feels! Thank you for being part of this awesome fan event, and enjoy!
PREVIOUSLY CREATED COSTUMES (IMPORTANT):
  • Costumes that have previously won any award above a judge's award or honorable mention are not allowed to enter.
  • Cosplayers that have received a Best in Show award at a previous event will automatically be placed in Masters Division.
ON STAGE RULES:
  • Because this requires repeating: All content MUST comply with the OMNI FANDOM EXPO General Guidelines, Code of Conduct, Prop / Weapon Policy and Orlando City ordinances, and The Florida Hotel and Conference Center's guidelines. Nothing should exceed the PG-13 rating. This means no swearing, no depiction of sexual acts. Bleeps or other forms of censoring are acceptable.
  • All skits / performances may not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds. The MC (Master of Ceremonies) or Contest Host narration/introduction will not count towards the performance time.
  • Microphones will not be provided on stage for contestants to use. Any dialogue audio must be pre-recorded.
  • Audio is highly encouraged.
  • The use of GLITTER, flash powder, fake blook, fireworks, lasers, electrical flashes, smoke machines or any other effect that may cause potential damage, by the entrant are PROHIBITED due to Fire Marshal and The Florida Hotel and Conference Center regulations. The use of any of them will / may cause immediate disqualification or removal from the convention. Please ask before you attempt to use any of these effects.
  • Do not throw any items into the audience (flyers, candy, silly string, etc..).
  • Do not leave debris on stage that cannot be quickly cleaned by stage hands in fewer than 10 seconds.
  • Interaction with the MC, Contest Host, Judges, or the audience is prohibited while on stage.
  • Take your time to show off your costume to the audience for photos! It is always suggested to stop for two (2) poses, holding each for a count of three (3) to five (5) seconds a piece. Do not move too quickly through your poses, or the audience won't be able to get good pictures!
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6:00 pm SAWA: The Return
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr
SAWA - THE RETURN!
SECOND OMNI FANDOM EXPO CONCERT!

Sawa is back in 2019 for SAWA - THE RETURN thanks to all of YOU, the fans!!

Known for songs from FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0 and THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU, SAWA has made her mark as a singer and lyricist for anime and video games and currently is a member of the Square Enix produced band project, The Death March, as well as her original band SAWAS PHOOL! Along with her guitarist Nobu, she will be performing some of her favorite songs she's done over the years in an acoustic set that is not to be missed!

Attendees of this concert will get to witness SAWA and Nobu's performance together for the first time in North America at Omni Fandom Expo!

SAWA's appearance in partnership with:
91.8 The Fan - Everything you want to hear... Nothing you don't

FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
FINAL FANTASY TYPE-0, THE WORLD ENDS WTIH YOU, THE DEATH MARCH © 2007 - 2017 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. All Rights Reserved.
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8:00 pm Retro City Warfare: Fight Night @ Club Retro
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Ken Masters, candidate for Retro City Mayor, is back, but this time he'll be hosting the inaugral Fight Night @ Club Retro!

Club Retro has since been remodeled after the brutal fight between Miguel & Volt during Senator Armstrong's tenure as city mayor two years ago and they are prepared to bring you a night of brutal, hardcore violence!

DO NOT MISS seeing Blind Tiger Openweight Champion Volt Krueger return to defend his title against an unknown contender as well as Valor Combat World Champion Alex putting his title up on the line at Omni Fandom Expo 2019!

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10:00 pm Animal Crossing Burlesque - 18+ ONLY
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr
Hi Mayor!

You've unlocked a new side of town! I've never been there before myself, but I should probably go check it out to see what there is to do over there.I'm sure it's going to be fun no matter what! You'd better come along because I bet there's going to be a whole lot for you to do!

Wait, they want me in what? Oh dear!

~Isabelle

(18+ ONLY - IDs REQUIRED)
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11:30 pm THE END OF LINE CLUB: Legends of grUV
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
0.5 hr
Greetings, programs!

Return to the GRID at The End Of Line Club where you become one of the Legends of grUV! Bathe in the massive UV Flood and dance the night away as you show off your black light costumes, CREATURES, and props!

Join Shadowfax and special guest DJ Wildfire amidst the digital glow of the GRID as they spin the hottest Vocal/Anthem/Uplifting Trance tracks straight from the top of the Euro club charts! END OF LINE...

NEW FOR THIS YEAR AT THE END OF LINE CLUB!

OMNI FANDOM EXPO'S 1ST ANNUAL GLOW IN THE DARK CARDBOARD MECH/MONSTER MAD SCIENCE CREATOR CONTEST!

Bring your best (worst..lol) cardboard Mech/Monster covered in UV (black light) Paint and stomp around the dance floor! The costumes we like best win prizes! Let your inner glow monster out and tear up the night!
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Sunday - March 17, 2019
12:00 am THE END OF LINE CLUB: Legends of grUV
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
2 hrs
Greetings, programs!

Return to the GRID at The End Of Line Club where you become one of the Legends of grUV! Bathe in the massive UV Flood and dance the night away as you show off your black light costumes, CREATURES, and props!

Join Shadowfax and special guest DJ Wildfire amidst the digital glow of the GRID as they spin the hottest Vocal/Anthem/Uplifting Trance tracks straight from the top of the Euro club charts! END OF LINE...

NEW FOR THIS YEAR AT THE END OF LINE CLUB!

OMNI FANDOM EXPO'S 1ST ANNUAL GLOW IN THE DARK CARDBOARD MECH/MONSTER MAD SCIENCE CREATOR CONTEST!

Bring your best (worst..lol) cardboard Mech/Monster covered in UV (black light) Paint and stomp around the dance floor! The costumes we like best win prizes! Let your inner glow monster out and tear up the night!
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10:00 am Saturday Supercade - Sunday Edition!
Host:  superadmin TYPE: Video Screening
1 hr

Saturday morning cartoons on Sunday! Roll out of bed, stay in your PJs/Kigus, grab some pillows and a bowl of cereal and head down to main events where Shadowfax brings you back to the magical time when cartoons RULED Saturday Morning.This early morning Pajama party of fun will make you wish that every Saturday morning was like this!

Pillow forts, breakfast stuffs and PJs/Kigus encouraged! Just make sure to clean up after yourselves!

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12:00 pm Harry-oke: A Hogwarts Cabaret
Host:  Ericeric924 TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Direct from Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City and the Orlando premiere in 2018, the team that brought you Give Back to Hogwarts brings you their acclaimed magical event. Wizards, witches, muggles, and more have gathered for an open mic night! You never know what these characters might conjure up for their adoring fans. Presented by Actors Reaching Out. www.ActorsReachingOut.org

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2:00 pm Okashi Idols 2nd Anniversary Special!!
Host:  sirwindysocks TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Come join the cosplayers of Okashi Idols as they celebrate their second anniversary! A showcase of Muse and Aqours with special effects never before seen! Make sure to stop by sing along! Stay sweet!

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4:00 pm Omni's Lip Sync Throwdown
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Contest
1 hr

Drop the mic, step into the arena and compete against other teams as OMNI FANDOM EXPO presents "Omni's Lip Sync Throwdown"!

Omni's Lip Sync Throwdown is a tournament style competition where you / your team can show off their Dubsmash / Lip Sync skills!

Omni’s Lip Sync Throwdown is sponsored and presented by COSMIC LION COSPLAY!
COSMIC LION COSPLAY is a Florida based cosplay group with a range of talented cosplayers who have been cosplaying as far back as 2008. The group is comprised of both old and new friends who came together under the common love of cosplaying and doing group events.

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5:00 pm Closing Ceremonies
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

Come join us as we say goodbye to our Special Guests and bring the weekend to a close!

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