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PANEL ROOM 1
Friday - March 15, 2019
1:00 pm Upcycling for Cosplay!
Host:  Mur TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Creating your costumes can be daunting, but they don't have to break the bank! Using upcycled materials can help your costume be both cost-efficient and unique, and it's great for the environment too! Join It's Mur for an hour of making someone else's trash your personal treasure!

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2:00 pm Mastering the Masquerade: Performance and Competing in Cosplay
Host:  Mur TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Cosplay competitions can be thrilling, rewarding, and a great place to learn and grow as a cosplayer. Are you scared to compete? Don't be! From pre-judging your craftsmanship to fighting stage fright and creating a fun skit, we're here to help! Join It's Mur and Peppermintcakes for a journey into the world of cosplay competitions.

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3:00 pm Batketeers Web Series: Behind the Scenes!
Host:  Ericeric924 TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Even heroes need a vacation. The Cast and Crew of Batketeers are back giving guests an EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes look at the process of the show, and a special look at the creation of the show. Season Three now available! After traveling to Hollywood, the Gotham City characters have realized becoming a true movie star is harder than they anticipated. Presented by Actors Reaching Out. www.ActorsReachingOut.org 

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4:00 pm Actors Reaching Out
Host:  Ericeric924 TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Actors Reaching Out presents an exciting panel! Learn about this nonprofit organization promoting literacy and community outreach through the theatrical arts. Discussion highlights include their New York City premiere, An Avengers Line, Harry-oke, Seuss-abration, their many benefit concerts, and much more! www.ActorsReachingOut.org 

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5:00 pm The Business of Voice Acting w/ Derek Stephen Prince
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Q&A Guest Panel
1 hr

 Attendees, so you want to be a voice actor?! You may have a good voice, but do you have the business tools and savvy to make it? Derek gives you valuable tools that can help you no matter where you are located!

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6:00 pm Working on LGBT Anime
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Matt Shipman & Brittany Lauda worked on the first ever Yaoi dub (Ai No Kusabi) and are happy to discuss their experience (and any other LGBT anime projects – Brittany has done several such as Yuri in Double Decker, Lion in Hina Logic and Levi in Seven Mortal Sins) as well as general LGBT Themes in anime. They also have some fun bloopers to share from working on Ai no Kusabi!

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7:00 pm Yuri Plisetsky's Dance Party
Host:  AlecLightwood TYPE: Performance Show
2 hrs

Like Kpop or just want to dance? Join Yuri Plisetsky as he hosts this year's hottest Kpop dance party, where some of your favourite characters show off their moves to some of your favourite Kpop songs. Then join in for some fun dancing and show off your own moves!

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9:00 pm Shino & Friends (18+ ONLY) w/ Derek Stephen Prince
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Q&A Guest Panel
1 hr
Attendees, now is your chance to ask Derek Stephen Prince or any character he’s voiced, an 18+ question. Depending on a card you pick, the character answers the question, or reads from a fan-fiction based erotic novel about Shino Aburame.  18+ ONLY - ID's will be checked at the door.
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10:00 pm Geekapella Games!
Host:  Geekapella TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Come and play some fun a cappella style games with Orlando's only nerdy a cappella group! Join in the fun of numerous games that include Anime Heads Up, Mad Libs, Tetris Musical Chairs and many more. This is an opportunity to meet the group and win some prizes so bring your game face!

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11:00 pm Pyrate Curses Returns!
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Panel
1 hr
Join Paul St. Peter for a lesson on pirate history as this classic panel returns!
Well brush my barnacles and flog me for a Dutchman! Drop anchor shipmates, and rest yer bones with old Frenchy! Take an hour and learn about pyrate lore and pyrate lingo. As my crew ye will cross cutlasses using curses, insults and oaths from the great age of piracy on the high seas! There be pyrate swag for all who brave the buccaneer waters, and special prizes for the boldest and best cursing and insulting scalawags among ye! Beware ye honest land lubbers; Ye be sailing in pyrate waters! (Caution: 18+ Only for Possible Mature Language)
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Saturday - March 16, 2019
12:00 am Evolution of Cosplay at Conventions
Host:  jsm33171 TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Con-going and cosplaying has become easily mainstream these days, but ever wonder what it was like before? (You know, those dark ages of early internet times.) Veteran cosplayers and convention goers Lolita Minako and Sionna Rei are here to help you remedy that curiosity! Join them for a discussion on how cosplay and convention attending has changed and grown over the many many years of their attendance and cosplay life.

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9:00 am Splash Free!
Host:  ashleykhan TYPE: Panel
1 hr

The Splash Free panel is back and running for its second year at "Omni Fandom Expo", whether you are as obsessed with the anime as we are, or absolutely clueless as to why people would enjoy watching shirtless men swim for a 30-minute episode, come on in and join us for the second year of the "Splash Free!" panel. Featuring Haruka Nanase and Nagisa Hazuki as your two main hosts, followed by many surprise guests from the anime! The panel will include multiple mini-games not limited to truth or dare, Q&A, charades, and many more that will require interaction with the audience. So prepare to be splashed out of this world! 

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10:00 am Frankensteining patterns
Host:  Aleta Pardalis TYPE: Panel
1 hr

This panel will give tips and tricks on combining and modifying various pattern pieces to create the look you want.

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11:00 am Totally Official Phan-site Meeting
Host:  TidalZora TYPE: Panel
1 hr

The Phan-site Admin has reason to believe he’s been contacted by the leader of the Phantom Thieves! For real?! Join Mishima and elite members of the Phan-site admin team for an in-depth theoretical discussion about the Phantom Thieves. What could the Thieves be up to?! (Part one of a two-part panel experience).

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12:00 pm Jeopardy with Derek Stephen Prince
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Panel
1 hr
Attendees, if you can answer enough questions correctly on the categories of Digimon, Other Anime, Live Action Dubbing, Original Animation and Personal Life you can win a one-on-one meeting with Derek Stephen Prince himself!
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1:00 pm Constellation Idol Project
Host:  ShootingStarCosplay TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Come join us at Constellation.Idol.Project for our debut panel! We will be performing some Aqours SubUnit songs and have plenty of fun and games at the ready!! We can’t wait to spend the hour with you guys!!

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2:00 pm A FRANXX Discussion
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Q&A Guest Panel
1 hr
Matt plays Hiro in "Darling in the FRANXX", Brittany plays Ichigo, and Tia plays Zero Two! Join them for this panel as they discuss their experience working on the show, their theories on the show, and more. WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
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3:00 pm The A-Z of Alternate History
Host:  Aleta Pardalis TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Steampunk is just one of many genres under the larger umbrella of Alternate History. Join us in a discussion of everything from clockpunk to post apocalyptic and where it fits on the alternate history timeline.  

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4:00 pm Live Drawing and Q&A with Mamoru Yokota & Hisashi Kagawa!
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Q&A Guest Panel
1 hr
Come and see a behind the scenes look at how your favorite anime is created. Watch Hisashi Kagawa and Mamoru Yokota draw while answering questions about the creative process behind the anime industry.

This panel is not to be missed!

Hishashi Kagawa: http://www.omniexpo.com/index.cfm?ID=338#HisashiKagawa
Mamoru Yokota: http://www.omniexpo.com/index.cfm?ID=338#MamoruYokota
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5:00 pm Whose Line is it anyway?
Host:  Darkone TYPE: Panel
1 hr

An improv comedy show where the games of Whose Line is it anyway are performed by you. Join in for classic games like Unlikely Superheroes, Scenes From A Hat, Party Quirks and more. Audience participation is a must. Come join us for all the laughs and fun. 

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6:00 pm Top Secret Phantom Thieves Meeting
Host:  TidalZora TYPE: Panel
1 hr

A note from Mishima: Did you find the Phantom Thieves? I heard they were going to start their Orlando takeover in THIS room! Crazy, right? Bring your calling cards and keep your eyes peeled—or else you’ll never see them coming! (Part two of a two-part panel experience).

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7:00 pm That Voice Over Audition w/ Paul St. Peter
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Workshop
1 hr

Paul St. Peter (KINGDOM HEARTS, NARUTO, ONE PUNCH MAN) brings his years of experience to the panel that challenges the bravest of attendees. Paul will walk through many of the steps involved in creating a good audition. He will give direction and tips on how to perform. Three volunteers will practice a voice acting piece selected by Paul. When the time arrives, they will each have a chance to present their best reading for the “client” (audience). Paul will then gives notes and further direction, and the actors will do their “second takes”. The winner will be selected based on Paul’s critiques, and also by audience reaction. Afterwards, Paul will share his experiences in the audition process in particular, offer anecdotes about the business in general, and take questions from the attendees.

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8:00 pm Hardcore Nerdcore Punk Rock (Rhythm Bastard Concert)
Host:  RhythmBastard TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr
OPEN UP THE PIT, RHYTHM BASTARD'S HERE! Who? DO YOU LIKE VIDEO GAMES? ...Yeah? ANIME? Uh, I am at Omni Fandom Expo so... CARD GAMES? Does Hearthstone cou- DO YOU WANT TO HEADBANG TO HIGH ENERGY PUNK MUSIC ABOUT THOSE THINGS PLAYED BY A DUDE WAY TOO SWOLE TO BE INTO ANY OF THAT? Um, I guess?
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9:00 pm Q&A with SAWA and Nobu!
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Q&A Guest Panel
1 hr

SAWA is known for lending her singing voice on The World Ends With You, Final Fantasy Type-0, K-ON, and many more. She is also involved in Square Enix's produced band project, The Death March, as well as her own band SAWAS PHOOL. Joined by her guitarist Nobutsune Nakahodo now's your chance to ask your burning questions about her career and experiences!

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10:00 pm Cards Against Humanity
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

A normal game of Cards Against Humanity is always entertaining - but who wants to see some of our Celebrity Guests play? Come watch and listen as our guests play a round with our Staff! VIP Pass holders can be entered in a drawing to join in on the fun - though you have to be present in the room to both enter and win! (Caution: 18+ Only for Mature Language. ID's will be checked at the door! Video and audio recordings are strictly prohibited during this panel.)

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11:00 pm Geekapella Games!
Host:  Geekapella TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Come and play some fun a cappella style games with Orlando's only nerdy a cappella group! Join in the fun of numerous games that include Anime Heads Up, Mad Libs, Tetris Musical Chairs and many more. This is an opportunity to meet the group and win some prizes so bring your game face!

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Sunday - March 17, 2019
12:00 am Terrible Fanfiction Dramatic Reading Theater - LEWD EDITION (18+)
Host:  dibblyfresh TYPE: Panel
1 hr

We've all seen our fair share of terrible, ridiculous, and straight-up weird fanfiction in the deep, dark bowels of the internet. Join us as we act out some of our favorites and read them in dramatic voices. Rated R for strong language and sexual content.

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9:00 am Batketeers Web Series: Behind the Scenes!
Host:  Ericeric924 TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Even heroes need a vacation. The Cast and Crew of Batketeers are back giving guests an EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes look at the process of the show, and a special look at the creation of the show. Season Three now available! After traveling to Hollywood, the Gotham City characters have realized becoming a true movie star is harder than they anticipated. Presented by Actors Reaching Out. www.ActorsReachingOut.org 

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10:00 am Harry Potter: 20 Years of Magic!
Host:  Ericeric924 TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Recently wrapping their production of Give Back To Hogwarts and their New York City premiere with Harry-oke: A Hogwarts Cabaret, the cast and crew of the acclaimed musical events discuss some behind the scenes secrets, the various themes incorporated in the stories and shows, and the magic that has made the book series so popular over the last 20 years. Presented by Actors Reaching Out. www.ActorsReachingOut.org

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11:00 am Magical Girl Olympics presented by Anime Iwai
Host:  Intellectualravektty TYPE: Contest
1 hr

The Tokyo Olympics are coming up, and the Sports Ministry of Japan asked us to help them out by holding a round of qualifiers. They didn't tell us for which events though, so we watched some anime and made our best guesses! Do you think you have what it takes to transform more sparkly than your rivals? To get to your classroom before the bell rings? Test these and other skills with us and win prizes for your awesomeness. 

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12:00 pm HeroScape Reinventing a Classic Table Top
Host:  CraftyWeavers TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Would you like to introduce different characters into your HeroScape game?  I can give you tips and tricks on how to take your favorite Anime Characters give them stats and abilities to coincide with the preexisting rules this classic table top war game.  As a bonus to all who attend, I will have a campaign to hand out.  See if you can change the ending to Infinity Wars?

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1:00 pm Voice Actor Script Reading
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr
Join us for this exclusive panel as a select group of victi-uh, we mean voice actors read from select script scenes. Their characters will be chosen at random and the scenes will be selected from a hat! Who will join in? Who will play who? Don't miss this if you want to find out! Seating is limited and VIP Passes receive early entry.

Note!: VIP Passholders that are present at the panel may be randomly selected to join in a scene!

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2:00 pm Café au Lait presents: Meido & Butler Combat!
Host:  Cafe au Lait TYPE: LARP
1 hr

Come and watch as our maids and butler fight in a JRPG style performance. We are giving you guys the chance to decide the fate of our members and see who wins! How are you deciding our fate? Well it’s all in the heart of the dices! We are doing this DnD dice style and your rolls will be affecting our fates. So make your bets, enjoy our silly acts and know your the reason we can’t have nice things!

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3:00 pm Everything Digimon - Voice Actor Q&A
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Q&A Guest Panel
1 hr
Attendees, celebrate 20 years of Digimon Adventure 01 in this Q&A, as well as ask questions about any other Digimon series our Digital World alum have voiced in. Q&A panel moderated by 5-season Digimon voice actor Derek Stephen Prince and joined with Paul St. Peter.
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4:00 pm Some Guilty Kisses
Host:  SweetDivision TYPE: Performance Show
1 hr

Enjoy Love Live? Wanna see your favorite Sub-Unit from Southeast Seas Idols? Well my sweet little demons, you're in luck, for the great Yohane and her friends of Guilty Kiss are here to preform for you as well as answer some of your questions and participate in dares. We will also have some Trivia and award fellow fallen angels with gifts and treats. We hope to see you there, until then little demons~

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