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Friday, February 26
 

11:30am

12:00pm

12:00pm

Voice Acting for Beginners 101
 In this workshop, we’ll discuss ways you can start voice acting, tools and technology, and beginner tips.

Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

12:00pm

Amusement Hall Opens
Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Amusement Hall (Exhibit Hall B)

12:00pm

Body Positivity in Cosplay

Encouraging panel for cosplayers to promote cosplay is for everyone.  Discussion of topics such as age, race, weight, and disabilities within cosplay.


Cosplay Guest
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Ani-Mia

Ani-Mia has been cosplaying since 2008 but has been a geek since she was sporting her Knight Rider shirts at age 3. Her love for video games, comic books and anime are reflected in her wide variety of cosplay costumes, many of which she makes herself. She has had the opportunity to travel to conventions across the globe as an International Cosplayer, judge costume contests, appear in both online and print magazines as well as television... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

12:00pm

Becoming the Character with Kaname part 1
Get one on one feedback from Kaname on costume, wig, and makeup tips to level up your cosplay game!  Each person/group has 5 minutes with Kaname.  Kaname will see up to 12 people/groups per session.  Superpass users will have priority.

Cosplay Guest
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here

Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

12:00pm

Q&A with Kelly Hu
Industry Guest
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Kelly Hu

KELLY HU is currently recurring on the upcoming CW series, Arrow, as China White and recurred as Pearl on the hit series Vampire Diaries and as Laura Hill on the hit series Hawaii 5-0. She has also added to an already expansive list of credits by voicing a role on Cartoon Network’s seriesYoung Justice. She has long voiced the character Stacy on the animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Onscreen, Kelly starred as... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
General Assembly

12:00pm

AM Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging
Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
avatar for Bill Winans

Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

12:00pm

Beat a Pro
Beat a Pro will feature Takenori "Tonpy" Shimomura, whose latest recognition includes being top 32 IN THE WORLD  for Ultra Street Fighter IV and getting top 20 in the 2015 Capcom Pro Cup!

Come test your skills in the newest iteration of Street Fighter V!

To play him it will cost $5, you will get to play a 2 out of 3 match.

The money will be donated to the Texas Children's Hospital so it's going to a good cause!

When you play him you will also get entered into a RANDOM DRAWING.

These drawings are provided to you by the following event sponsors:
http://www.bluemarbleapparel.com/
Featuring their new lineup of Street Fighter V apparel.  Each day Blue Marbel Apparel will give away a shirt.

On Sunday,
 horiusa.com will be be giving away their new Hori RAP4 and their new fighting commander 4 pad!

ONLY WAY TO ENTER THESE DRAWINGS IS TO PAY TO PLAY AGAINST TONPY!

Industry Guest

Friday February 26, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

1:00pm

Kuroshitsuji
Hosted by Prinzessin Cupcake
Meet at Discovery Green
 

Friday February 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

1:00pm

Altonative Keys: Video Game and Anime Music Cover Duo

Altonative Keys is a classically trained cover duo comprised of a pianist and violist who met in college, and discovered a mutual love of game and anime music. Since then, we have worked to spread that love over the past few years through our YouTube channel and various collaborative projects with musicians from all around the world. At Anime Matsuri, we are bringing our love of music from various franchises such as Final Fantasy, Fullmetal Alchemist, Pokemon, Naruto, Tetris, Kingdom Hearts, and many others with memorable themes that have reached gamers, Anime fans, and music lovers alike.

 Brothers - Full Metal Alchemist: https://youtu.be/ngq9DpnsvT4


Friday February 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

1:00pm

Reika Kimono Workshop
Learn to make a kimono from scratch with Reika!

Cosplay Guest
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

1:00pm

Vic Mignogna Autographs
Industry Guest
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

1:30pm

Travel Beyond Tokyo
 Travel tips and tricks from two Houstonians with 6+ years of experience living and working in Japan. Make the most of your time abroad by learning about Japan's hidden treasures, and these two experts' favorite finds. For young professionals with interest in working in the country, we will briefly touch on the Japanese government sponsored Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Friday February 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

1:30pm

The Anime Industry: Directing, Scripting, Voicing
Industry Guest
avatar for Mike McFarland

Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
General Assembly

1:30pm

AM Idol Semi-Finals
Industry Guest
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →
avatar for Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

2:00pm

How to Jump into Voice Acting
In this panel, a hobbyist voice actor will discuss affordable and easy ways to start pursuing voice acting, even if it's just as a small hobby. If you ever wanted to give voice acting a try, we'll be having a few volunteers come up and record.

Friday February 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

2:00pm

Super Smash Bros
Hosted by Stryfe the Warrior Cosplay
Meet at Discovery Green

Friday February 26, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

2:30pm

Sempai, Stop Noticing Me: Sexual Harassment Prevention
The University of Houston's Student Feminist Organization bring you the greatest, most comprehensive break down on how to prevent sexual harassment at cons, online, and in general. We will discuss the necessity of enthusiastic consent, understanding body language, inappropriate language, and the consequences of unacceptable behavior. We will use examples from both anime and real life. Participants are encouraged to take part in our fun and safe exercises. This panel is great for those who have difficulty asserting themselves in uncomfortable situations, and a MUST for those who often find themselves "just joking." So grab your friend (with their permission), and come hang out with a bunch of "angry feminists."

Friday February 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

2:30pm

Audio-Drama Production with Intermine Studios
Join James Herd, the founder of audio-production studio Intermine Studios, for a panel discussing the art of producing both short and long-form audio-dramas and radioplays. We will listen to some Intermine Studios productions, as well as take part in a live audition for future productions, so bring your acting chops with you!

Panelist
avatar for James Herd

James Herd

Editor-in-Chief, Pixcelation Entertainment
Author, Journalist, Singer, Voice Actor. I'm responsible for The Intermine Legacy novels, and I lead Pixcelation Entertainment as its Editor-in-Chief. Life's not easy, but it's definitely worth it to achieve my goals. | | I believe that God has put me on a path, and I plan on walking it as long as I can.


Friday February 26, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

3:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Industry Guest
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Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
avatar for Christian Tremblay

Christian Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →
avatar for Chuck Huber

Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →
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Cosplay GEN

Ruxandra Tarca, Editor-in-chief of Cosplay GEN | | Bogdan Gorganeau, Founder of Cosplay GEN
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David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Hu

Kelly Hu

KELLY HU is currently recurring on the upcoming CW series, Arrow, as China White and recurred as Pearl on the hit series Vampire Diaries and as Laura Hill on the hit series Hawaii 5-0. She has also added to an already expansive list of credits by voicing a role on Cartoon Network’s seriesYoung Justice. She has long voiced the character Stacy on the animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Onscreen, Kelly starred as... Read More →
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Lance Falk

‘Television’s’ Lance Falk has been an animation professional since 1986. Can you believe it? Working mostly at Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and SD Entertainment,  Lance has worn many hats over the years (mostly as a prop and vehicle designer) but his favorite jobs ever was staff writer on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and Swat Kats. Lance’s enthusiasms include Disneyland, Jonny Quest, Star Trek, Star Wars, the new... Read More →
avatar for Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →
avatar for Mike McFarland

Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →
avatar for Misako Aoki

Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →
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Ram Rider

His career began in the mid 90’s when he released the work from his own label. It created a buzz among some people and that prompted him to start working with many top artists for their remixes.   After the year 2000, he utilized his experiences as DJ, re-mixer and music arranger and began writing, rearranging and producing songs. He also debuted as vocalist in 2004.   His first album “PORTABLE DISCO” was a... Read More →
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Shinichi Kurita

Mad House Character Designer for Death Parade
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →
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Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri
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Yuzuru Tachikawa

Madhouse Death Parade Director
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Yvon Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →

Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
avatar for Goldy

Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.
avatar for Kaname

Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
avatar for Reika

Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →
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Vampy

Tiny terror also known as Vampy. I LOVE THE SHOCK FACTOR! Metal fan/RPG deviant/ comics/able to make my own clown suits.
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Stella Chuu

Take two parts geek and one parts sexual icon and you get Stella Chuu. She is taking the nerd world by storm one piece of clothing at a time. Stella is a cosplayer and burlesque performer from NYC. Mixing pop culture and striptease together, she creates unique performances that are sure to make your jaw drop. Dubbed the Anime Princess of Burlesque, Stella has toured all across the country. Follow her on her Facebook Fanpage Or on Twitter... Read More →
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Jennifer Van Damsel

Jennifer Van Damsel is a cosplayer and streamer from Houston, Texas. She is completely self taught at sewing and has been cosplaying for about 3 years and makes costumes from just about every genre – comics, video games, TV shows, anime, but she mostly enjoys making up her own designs for gender bend and alternate reality characters . Her hardest cosplay she has made so far is Princess Peach and her favorite one is Road Warrior/The... Read More →
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Dangrrr Doll

The Twisted Beauty of New York City, Dangrrr Doll is a multi-award winning performance artist known for her stunning costumes and unique interpretation of burlesque.  Hailed as "high concept" and "defiantly weird" by Burlesque Beat, Dangrrr brings classic beauty combined with pop culture savvy and a dose of heavy metal to the stage.  This globetrotting bombshell is the producer of RAWR! Burlesque and the brains behind NYCC's official... Read More →
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Lana Marie

LanaMarieLive
Known for her chameleon-like array of looks, allowing her to become multiple characters for film and cosplay.  Lana Marie has been active for over 15 years in the Texas community as an  professional actress, voice actor, model, brand ambassador and cosplayer.  Lana creates custom costumes for cosplay and has cosplayed as numerous video game,comic book, movie, and anime characters. More at:  www.LanaMarieLive.com ... Read More →
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Tae Yeon Minemes

Coming from South Korea, Tae Yeon started cosplaying in 2008 and became the South Korean World Cosplay Summit representative. Since then, the she has done special appearances in Asia and Europe. Anime Matsuri’s 10th anniversary celebration marks her debut in USA. Check out her Facebook Page here
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Enji Night

Enji Night is an internationally known cosplayer, costume designer and model from Budapest, Hungary. She’s cosplaying since 2009, and has created over 50 costumes in the past 6 years. She known for her Supergirl, Chun Li and Samus cosplays. Most of the time she cosplaying from animes, games and comics, but she likes to create unusual cosplays, such as her gijinka version of the Firefox mascot! She won several cosplay awards in her... Read More →
avatar for Bill Winans

Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Friday February 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
General Assembly

3:00pm

Sword Art Online
Hosted by Trang Diep

Friday February 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

3:00pm

Who Wants to be a Weeaboo?!
  Based on the popular game show, "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?", contestants will be asked questions ranging from popular anime such as Madoka Magica and One Punch Man with a few american fandoms thrown in for fun. Think you have what it takes to take home the top prize? Come have fun and find out!

Friday February 26, 2016 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

3:30pm

Colossal Choreography: Contemporary

Ever felt like taking up dance?

Maybe wanted to get a little more in shape?

OR even kill a little time in between panels?

 I'll be teaching CONTEMPORARY dance, which will be a very slow, beginners course.

It'll be super relaxing and fun.

So bring your friends, family, and secret senpais to the class!


Friday February 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

3:30pm

Kantai Collection
Meet at Discovery Green Gazebo

Friday February 26, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

3:30pm

Pre-Pokemon Day 20th Anniversary
Hosted by Liz Beck and Louis Prince Luna

Meet at Discovery Green 

Friday February 26, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

4:00pm

Dario Cosplay, Enji Night, Tae Yeon Minemes, and Astarohime Koyu Autographs
Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
avatar for Dario

Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
avatar for Tae Yeon Minemes

Tae Yeon Minemes

Coming from South Korea, Tae Yeon started cosplaying in 2008 and became the South Korean World Cosplay Summit representative. Since then, the she has done special appearances in Asia and Europe. Anime Matsuri’s 10th anniversary celebration marks her debut in USA. Check out her Facebook Page here
avatar for Enji Night

Enji Night

Enji Night is an internationally known cosplayer, costume designer and model from Budapest, Hungary. She’s cosplaying since 2009, and has created over 50 costumes in the past 6 years. She known for her Supergirl, Chun Li and Samus cosplays. Most of the time she cosplaying from animes, games and comics, but she likes to create unusual cosplays, such as her gijinka version of the Firefox mascot! She won several cosplay awards in her... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

4:00pm

David Vincent and Leah Clark Autographs
Industry Guest
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David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →
avatar for Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

4:00pm

Maid Culture in Japan with Japan's @Home Maid Cafe President, HITOMI
Join Hitomi as she talks about what Maid Cafes are like in Japan, how Maid cafes came to be and what they represent today! There will be song and dance performances by Hitomi as well as games and prizes to given away during this event too!

Industry Guest
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Hitomi

Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 11 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. | Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

4:00pm

Writing for Entertainment R:2 - Pixcelation of the Rebellion
Join Pixcelation Entertainment for the second consecutive panel on writing for the entertainment media, where we'll take questions, talk about the state of the site, as well as do a live Let's Play! We hope you're ready for a fun time, because we sure are!

Panelist
avatar for James Herd

James Herd

Editor-in-Chief, Pixcelation Entertainment
Author, Journalist, Singer, Voice Actor. I'm responsible for The Intermine Legacy novels, and I lead Pixcelation Entertainment as its Editor-in-Chief. Life's not easy, but it's definitely worth it to achieve my goals. | | I believe that God has put me on a path, and I plan on walking it as long as I can.


Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

4:00pm

Gunpla Building 102 Part 2: Banaghers Overdue

Come and join the Texas Gundam Club in this interactive panel as we talk about the world of Gundam & Gunpla! We'll be covering a lot of information on Gunpla as well as answering any modeling questions, which would all be remiss without sarcastically heated discussion about our favorite giant robot anime, so bring your banter!

This panel is interactive which means you are a part of the panel as much as we are, so don't let your dreams be memes and come have fun!


Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

4:00pm

Vic Mignogna special presentation of the web series "Star Trek Continues"
"Star Trek Continues"

Industry Guest
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

4:00pm

Hetalia Ask a Nation and Dares
The boys are back in a huge panel! Come get your fill of sparkles and pasta while having your burning questions answered, or challenging a nation to a dare. With plenty of interactional activities and shenanigans it really is a squee world after all!

Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

4:00pm

Marvel vs DC Cosplay Contest
Heros and Villians come together in a epic battle showcase of cosplayers. Battle of the Comics in the verses battle for best of show in this special Anime Matsuri event

Cosplay Guest
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Jennifer Van Damsel

Jennifer Van Damsel is a cosplayer and streamer from Houston, Texas. She is completely self taught at sewing and has been cosplaying for about 3 years and makes costumes from just about every genre – comics, video games, TV shows, anime, but she mostly enjoys making up her own designs for gender bend and alternate reality characters . Her hardest cosplay she has made so far is Princess Peach and her favorite one is Road Warrior/The... Read More →
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Lana Marie

LanaMarieLive
Known for her chameleon-like array of looks, allowing her to become multiple characters for film and cosplay.  Lana Marie has been active for over 15 years in the Texas community as an  professional actress, voice actor, model, brand ambassador and cosplayer.  Lana creates custom costumes for cosplay and has cosplayed as numerous video game,comic book, movie, and anime characters. More at:  www.LanaMarieLive.com ... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Main Events II (Exhibit Hall B3)

4:30pm

League of Legends
Hosted by Karlii Hoch
Meet at Discovery Green 

Friday February 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

4:30pm

Morning Musume Q & A
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
General Assembly

5:00pm

Talking Anime
Welcome back to Talking Anime, the panel where YOU are the guest and get to talk to fellow con-goes about any and all anime related topics. Come join us for this round-table conversation to learn more about anime, both of the popular and more obscure variety, from your fellow guest!

Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

5:00pm

Reika and Kaname Autographs
Cosplay Guest
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

5:00pm

Johnny Yong Bosch Autographs
Industry Guest
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

5:00pm

Fairy Tale
Hosts: Panda Jones and Vincent Luu
Meet in Hilton Lobby

   

Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

5:00pm

RWBY
Hosted by Jacqueline Wong

Meet at Inside Exhibit Hall B 

Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

5:00pm

Tokyo Ghoul
Hosted by Abe Impelluso and Amanda Arnold



Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

5:00pm

5:00pm

CONsent
Celestina Billington & the UH Student Feminist Organization brings you a panel on sexual harassment and CONsent. Featuring examples from anime, manga, video games and IRL, we teach you how to avoid jerks and, more importantly, how to not be a jerk through presentation and interactive exercises. Suitable for all shapes and sizes of otaku, fan, gamer, and otherwise. There will be plenty of prizes! (*^ω^)

Friday February 26, 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

6:00pm

Mike McFarland and Chuck Huber Autographs
Industry Guest
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Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →
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Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

6:00pm

Stephanie Young, and David Brehm Autographs
Industry Guest
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David Brehm

David’s professional background began at DNA Productions where he was | as a Character Animator for Paramount Pictures Academy Award nominated  | feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.  Later he was promoted to Layout  | Department Head for Nickelodeon’s Annie award-winning Jimmy Neutron  | television series and also gained valuable experience working as an animator on  | other animated properties such as... Read More →
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Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and voice actress  | with over 100 credits in anime and gaming. She quickly developed a niche voice for  | dominating females, witches, warriors and queens. She is best known for her work in the  | Funimation dub of One Piece (Nico Robin), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Olivier  | Armstrong), Claymore (Clare), Soul Eater (Arachne), Pyscho-Pass... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

6:00pm

Goldy Armor Workshop
Learn the art of armor making with foam and vinyl from epic mecha cosplayer, Goldy! Who knows, maybe he might be giving away a prop that he made.

Cosplay Guest
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Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.

Friday February 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

6:00pm

Meet Leah Clark
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Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

6:00pm

The Making of Swat-Kats
Industry Guest
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Christian Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →
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Lance Falk

‘Television’s’ Lance Falk has been an animation professional since 1986. Can you believe it? Working mostly at Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and SD Entertainment,  Lance has worn many hats over the years (mostly as a prop and vehicle designer) but his favorite jobs ever was staff writer on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and Swat Kats. Lance’s enthusiasms include Disneyland, Jonny Quest, Star Trek, Star Wars, the new... Read More →
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Yvon Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

6:00pm

Voice Acting Tryouts

Total audience participation! Show off your voice acting talent! You could win autographed posters and even a personal one on one Skype session with David Vincent himself with guidance to help launch your voice acting career! David will give insider tips and professional techniques for the world of voice acting, and will put your voice acting talent to the test! Prepare to participate in the most hilarious and informative panel of the weekend!


Industry Guest
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David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
General Assembly

6:30pm

Anime Stand-up Comedy
Some guy with talk about stuff loudly.

Friday February 26, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

6:30pm

Traveling to Japan
Carl Rosa, founder of the largest sushi-based organization in the U.S. and tour guide to Japan eight times a year shares his secrets to going to Japan and seeing the amazing sites while keeping your cuts super low and your experiences high.

Friday February 26, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

7:00pm

Exhibit Hall Closes
Friday February 26, 2016 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

7:00pm

Funimation Favorites
Join Funimation staff as we take a look at some of our personal favorites from current anime and past classics.  What’s your Funimation favorite?  Share it with us using the hashtag #FunimationFave and you could win a prize!

Industry Guest

Friday February 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

7:00pm

Komeij Records - A Touhou Music Circle
A panel featuring DJ Satori & friends from Komeiji Records. We'll be discussing the origins of Touhou, some interesting facts about Komeiji Records, as well as playing some of our music live. Also an ideal place for Touhou fans and cosplayers to meet.

Friday February 26, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

7:00pm

Introduction to Gundam and Gunpla
We go through the history of Gundam and Gunpla therein!

Friday February 26, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

7:30pm

Acting Workshop with Chuck Huber
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Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

7:45pm

Anime Viewing
Enjoy a break from the busy areas of the convention and relax to some anime selections, shown for your viewing pleasure on the big screen. Come and go as you wish!

Friday February 26, 2016 7:45pm - Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00am
Panel Room 6 (351)

8:00pm

Persona of Mighty Morphin Bleach Ranger!
Industry Guest
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
General Assembly

8:00pm

J-Fashion Show: Princess
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Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
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Hitomi

Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 11 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. | Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all... Read More →
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Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →
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Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri

Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →
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Stella Chuu

Take two parts geek and one parts sexual icon and you get Stella Chuu. She is taking the nerd world by storm one piece of clothing at a time. Stella is a cosplayer and burlesque performer from NYC. Mixing pop culture and striptease together, she creates unique performances that are sure to make your jaw drop. Dubbed the Anime Princess of Burlesque, Stella has toured all across the country. Follow her on her Facebook Fanpage Or on Twitter... Read More →
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Enji Night

Enji Night is an internationally known cosplayer, costume designer and model from Budapest, Hungary. She’s cosplaying since 2009, and has created over 50 costumes in the past 6 years. She known for her Supergirl, Chun Li and Samus cosplays. Most of the time she cosplaying from animes, games and comics, but she likes to create unusual cosplays, such as her gijinka version of the Firefox mascot! She won several cosplay awards in her... Read More →

Friday February 26, 2016 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Main Events II (Exhibit Hall B3)

9:00pm

Team Avatar
 Join us as we share our love and discuss Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. There will be games, fanart giveaway, Q&As, a chance to get cosplay photos, and lots and lots of fandom talk. Hosted by the Wan and only, Twinkle toes Aang, current incarnation Korra, and Toph because she may not be an Avatar but try telling her no.

Friday February 26, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

9:00pm

Paida Live! 心を挙げて!

テキサスのアイドルパイダです!私の声、皆の心を挙げる、きっと!私のライブに来てね?

 I am Paida, a local Texas idol! Everyone, come to my live won't you? I will lift your hearts with my voice!


Friday February 26, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

9:00pm

Live pokemon battle
 This is the way this works: You have two teams of two (one team member is the pokemon and the other is the trainer). The trainer must give the right commands to their pokemon in order for the pokemon to attack and the pokemon must take a hit if the trainer hasn't given a command to block or dodge. There battle should last up to three minutes.

Friday February 26, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

9:30pm

10:00pm

It's a Trickster Thing!
It's a trickster thing is a panel for fans of homestuck. The tricksters have taken over, and they don't plan on giving up! Enjoy the fun and games with the tricksters as we run around and try to have fun!

Friday February 26, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

10:00pm

All For One & One For All: A History of Hello! Project (Fan Panel)

Are you a fan of Morning Musume '15, Juice=Juice or ANGERME? Or were you a fan of Aya Matsuura, Mini Moni or W many years ago? Well, join A-To-J Connections as they examine one of the most popular collections of Idols in Japan, Hello! Project! From Morning Musume's formation during the Sharam Q Asayan auditions to the formation of recent groups like ANGERME and Juice=Juice, we will cover it all! Expect an opening performance from some of our talented panelists, lots of fun and information, and more than a few surprises! Perfect for both fans and newcomers alike!

We are a very experienced paneling team and have put on panels about Idols/Visual Kei/Cosplay/Japanese Theater/etc. at cons such as Pacific Media Expo, FanimeCon, Kraken Con, Hanadoki Con, Anime California and Anime Expo just to name a few. We presented our IDOL 101 panel at FanimeCon to a crowd of about 100+ and this was with a time slot against Fanimaid and the official Sailor Moon panel. We also presented at Anime Expo with a similar turnout at a very early Sunday time slot. We have also presented an AKB48 specific panel at cons with similarly high turn outs. We think the Hello! Project panel will be very popular especially at Anime Matsuri which features Hello! Project group, Morning Musume as a guest. We are also set to put on the very panel at Animation On Display in San Francisco weeks before Anime Matsuri. We have held many other panels and always have high attendance/retention rates due to our content, our personalities and also because we also run a media site and are able to partner with some amazing groups from around the world to sponsor our panels. We specifically worked with Up-Front recently to cover Hello! Project group, C-ute's concert in Mexico and were granted one of the only English interviews. More information about our media activities (and our working relationships with many Japanese record labels) can be seen at A-To-JConnections.com . We are also very professional and are always timely, we never cancel and we provide great entertainment to convention attendees. We look forward to working with Anime Matsuri.


Friday February 26, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
General Assembly

10:00pm

Anime Matsuri's 2016 Formal Ball: The Vampire Court

Discover the Gothic grace of the 2016 Formal Dance at Anime Matsuri. This year's formal ball will include live music featured in your favorite anime and video games, from Final Fantasy to Spirited Away. Enjoy the rich tones of a live string quartet, piano, and vocals as you dance in an enchanting atmosphere. Be sure to check the dress code! Details at https://goo.gl/3dZeUf.


Friday February 26, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday February 27, 2016 12:30am
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

11:00pm

After Midnight Productions presents Rocky Horror Picture Show

Friday February 26, 2016 11:00pm - Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00am
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

11:30pm

PAJANIME: Hosted by the AM Maid Cafe with special guest, Hitomi!

 PAJANIME is a PJ party hosted by your favorite maids and butlers with our special guest, Hitomi. There will be games, prizes, and anime! Of course, pajamas are highly encouraged (kigurumis, included!) and all maids and butlers will be dressed for the occasion as well. Bring your plushies, pillows and blankets and join us for a slumber party you won't forget!

Rules:

-18+

-Please dress tastefully. No lace or see through materials. No lingerie.

- It is a free, first-come basis. The panel room holds a max of 150 people.


Industry Guest
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Hitomi

Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 11 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. | Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all... Read More →


Friday February 26, 2016 11:30pm - Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00am
Panel Room 4 (320)

12:00am

Amusement Hall Closes
Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00am - 12:30am
Amusement Hall (Exhibit Hall B)

12:00am

Funimation Peep Show (18+)
Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles.  Don’t forget to bring tissues, you know, for the nose bleeds. Audience participation encouraged by tweeting using the hashtag #FunimationPeepShow. You could even win some naughty prizes. (18+, Bring your IDs!)

Industry Guest

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00am - 1:30am
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

12:00am

Anime Matsuri's Nerdlesque Show (18+)
This is a 18+ programming which requires a photo ID prior to enterting the general assembly. Please have it ready and visible before entering the line. You will not be allowed in without a form of age 18+ ID. No ID that is a few days short, nor parents approval will be allowed at this function

Cosplay Guest
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Stella Chuu

Take two parts geek and one parts sexual icon and you get Stella Chuu. She is taking the nerd world by storm one piece of clothing at a time. Stella is a cosplayer and burlesque performer from NYC. Mixing pop culture and striptease together, she creates unique performances that are sure to make your jaw drop. Dubbed the Anime Princess of Burlesque, Stella has toured all across the country. Follow her on her Facebook Fanpage Or on Twitter... Read More →
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Dangrrr Doll

The Twisted Beauty of New York City, Dangrrr Doll is a multi-award winning performance artist known for her stunning costumes and unique interpretation of burlesque.  Hailed as "high concept" and "defiantly weird" by Burlesque Beat, Dangrrr brings classic beauty combined with pop culture savvy and a dose of heavy metal to the stage.  This globetrotting bombshell is the producer of RAWR! Burlesque and the brains behind NYCC's official... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00am - 2:00am
Main Events II (Exhibit Hall B3)

1:00am

Club Colossal

Join us for a hip-hop experience as we dance the night away to club hits from then and now! Dance-offs will happen!

Another one!

Any clothing is permitted.


Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00am - 3:00am
General Assembly

1:30am

Cards Against Homestuck
 Using the medium of Cards against Humanity a cast of Homestuck characters engage all visitors and question in a very bizarre manner. It will be a team battle with the help of attendees to pick the best cards, the losers will have to dance to a song that will be picked from the attendees.

Saturday February 27, 2016 1:30am - 3:00am
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

2:00am

Hentaifest 2016 (18+)
I believe this event requires no explanation. Just get ready for pure ʺwholesome family funʺ.

Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00am - 4:00am
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)
 
Saturday, February 27
 

TBA

Hetalia
Hosted by Lindsey Jones and Flame Redblood

Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 TBA
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

TBA

Naruto
Hosted by Kisa Rose
Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 TBA
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

TBA

TBA

Touken Ranbu
Hosted by Emii Gonzalez and Yulyn Chen



Saturday February 27, 2016 TBA
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

9:00am

AM Cosplay Contest Pre-Judging
Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
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Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Saturday February 27, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

9:30am

10:00am

10:00am

Women in Podcasting
A few nerdy females who happen to have podcasts talk about their experiences in the world of podcasting as a woman, how to start a podcast, and answer questions.

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Panel Room 6 (351)

10:00am

Cosplay Comedy Gold

Local cosplayers tell stories of mishaps and misadventures in a stand-up setting!

There'll be hooplah!

There'll be huzzahs!

There might even be a half naked Titan!

All ages welcome!


Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 7 (361)

10:00am

Amusement Hall Opens
Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Amusement Hall (Exhibit Hall B)

10:00am

Fate/Stay Night & Type-Moon
Hosted by Brian Weir and Tiffany Ruiz
Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

10:00am

Funimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news, info, and announcements from North America's largest anime distributor—Funimation. Live tweet with us using the hashtag #FUNimationPanel for a chance to win prizes!

Industry Guest

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

10:00am

Lift the Loot
Fairy Tale Fortune Tellers invite you to come as your favorite character to test your skills of theft in a playful game. We will build a temporary maze of string to represent lasers and plant items within the web of strings to have you try to retrieve them. Each contestant will be timed and pick up more than one item. Each item will be worth points to raise your ranking while any touching of the string or dropping of the item will reduce your ranking. The top three people will recieve a prize. If contestants are nont present to win they will need to leave conntact information for us to get ahold of them after the event. Saturday is prefered for the game as we have also submitted a panel for a Salior Moon Photoshoot with a preference of Friday.

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

10:00am

Beat a Pro
Beat a Pro will feature Takenori "Tonpy" Shimomura, whose latest recognition includes being top 32 IN THE WORLD  for Ultra Street Fighter IV and getting top 20 in the 2015 Capcom Pro Cup!

Come test your skills in the newest iteration of Street Fighter V!

To play him it will cost $5, you will get to play a 2 out of 3 match.

The money will be donated to the Texas Children's Hospital so it's going to a good cause!

When you play him you will also get entered into a RANDOM DRAWING.

These drawings are provided to you by the following event sponsors:
http://www.bluemarbleapparel.com/
Featuring their new lineup of Street Fighter V apparel.  Each day Blue Marbel Apparel will give away a shirt.

On Sunday,
 horiusa.com will be be giving away their new Hori RAP4 and their new fighting commander 4 pad!

ONLY WAY TO ENTER THESE DRAWINGS IS TO PAY TO PLAY AGAINST TONPY!

Industry Guest

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00am - 7:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

10:30am

Voice Acting for Beginners 202
 In this workshop, we’ll discuss the acting part of voice acting and how to work on directing yourself.

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Panel Room 5 (370)

10:30am

Musical Q&A with Johnny Yong Bosch
Industry Guest
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
General Assembly

11:00am

J-Fashion Model Autographs
Industry Guest
avatar for Akira

Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
avatar for Misako Aoki

Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
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Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri


Saturday February 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

11:00am

Kelly Hu Photo Ops
Industry Guest
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Kelly Hu

KELLY HU is currently recurring on the upcoming CW series, Arrow, as China White and recurred as Pearl on the hit series Vampire Diaries and as Laura Hill on the hit series Hawaii 5-0. She has also added to an already expansive list of credits by voicing a role on Cartoon Network’s seriesYoung Justice. She has long voiced the character Stacy on the animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Onscreen, Kelly starred as... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

11:00am

Chibi Cosplay Contest
Cosplay Guest
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Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

11:00am

Full Time Creative Work - How To Make It Happen!
Industry Guest
avatar for David Brehm

David Brehm

David’s professional background began at DNA Productions where he was | as a Character Animator for Paramount Pictures Academy Award nominated  | feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.  Later he was promoted to Layout  | Department Head for Nickelodeon’s Annie award-winning Jimmy Neutron  | television series and also gained valuable experience working as an animator on  | other animated properties such as... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and voice actress  | with over 100 credits in anime and gaming. She quickly developed a niche voice for  | dominating females, witches, warriors and queens. She is best known for her work in the  | Funimation dub of One Piece (Nico Robin), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Olivier  | Armstrong), Claymore (Clare), Soul Eater (Arachne), Pyscho-Pass... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

11:00am

Morning Musume press Conference (Press Only)
Open to Press Only!

Industry Guest
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

11:00am

Fire Emblem
Hosted by Tomie Liaison
Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

11:30am

Anime Workout/Boot Camp
The panel will be hosted by me in which I will have a certified trainer with me in which we will do a medium to fast passed workout with tunes of the most popular animes. I will do 3-4 workouts all representing a different character from an anime along with a certified trainer. EX: Attack on Titan, Fullmetal Alchemist, and many other animes that the Anime Matsuri population will love!!

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

11:30am

Johnny Yong Bosch Autographs
Industry Guest
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

11:30am

Cosplay GEN
Have you ever wondered whats behind the Cosplay GEN magazine? What is the engine that drives one of the most influential cosplay magazines worldwide? Ruxandra Tarca, editor-in-chief of Cosplay GEN, will be among our guests at Anime Matsuri and she will hold a panel in which she will explain the entire concept of the magazine and will answer all of your questions. Meet Cosplay GEN and find out how to get your cosplay into their magazine!

Industry Guest
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Cosplay GEN

Ruxandra Tarca, Editor-in-chief of Cosplay GEN | | Bogdan Gorganeau, Founder of Cosplay GEN

Cosplay Guest
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Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
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Tae Yeon Minemes

Coming from South Korea, Tae Yeon started cosplaying in 2008 and became the South Korean World Cosplay Summit representative. Since then, the she has done special appearances in Asia and Europe. Anime Matsuri’s 10th anniversary celebration marks her debut in USA. Check out her Facebook Page here
avatar for Enji Night

Enji Night

Enji Night is an internationally known cosplayer, costume designer and model from Budapest, Hungary. She’s cosplaying since 2009, and has created over 50 costumes in the past 6 years. She known for her Supergirl, Chun Li and Samus cosplays. Most of the time she cosplaying from animes, games and comics, but she likes to create unusual cosplays, such as her gijinka version of the Firefox mascot! She won several cosplay awards in her... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

12:00pm

David Vincent, Leah Clark, David Brehm and Stephanie Young Autographs
Industry Guest
avatar for David Brehm

David Brehm

David’s professional background began at DNA Productions where he was | as a Character Animator for Paramount Pictures Academy Award nominated  | feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.  Later he was promoted to Layout  | Department Head for Nickelodeon’s Annie award-winning Jimmy Neutron  | television series and also gained valuable experience working as an animator on  | other animated properties such as... Read More →
avatar for David Vincent

David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →
avatar for Leah Clark

Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and voice actress  | with over 100 credits in anime and gaming. She quickly developed a niche voice for  | dominating females, witches, warriors and queens. She is best known for her work in the  | Funimation dub of One Piece (Nico Robin), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Olivier  | Armstrong), Claymore (Clare), Soul Eater (Arachne), Pyscho-Pass... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

12:00pm

Kelly Hu Autographs
Industry Guest
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Kelly Hu

KELLY HU is currently recurring on the upcoming CW series, Arrow, as China White and recurred as Pearl on the hit series Vampire Diaries and as Laura Hill on the hit series Hawaii 5-0. She has also added to an already expansive list of credits by voicing a role on Cartoon Network’s seriesYoung Justice. She has long voiced the character Stacy on the animated series, Phineas and Ferb. Onscreen, Kelly starred as... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

12:00pm

Fairy Tale
Hosts: Panda Jones and Vincent Luu
Meet in Hilton Lobby

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

12:00pm

Homestuck
Hosted by Luka Thain

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

12:00pm

Super Smash Bros.
Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

12:00pm

Vampy bit Me and Stella Chuu Q & A
Cosplay Guest
avatar for Vampy

Vampy

Tiny terror also known as Vampy. I LOVE THE SHOCK FACTOR! Metal fan/RPG deviant/ comics/able to make my own clown suits.
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Stella Chuu

Take two parts geek and one parts sexual icon and you get Stella Chuu. She is taking the nerd world by storm one piece of clothing at a time. Stella is a cosplayer and burlesque performer from NYC. Mixing pop culture and striptease together, she creates unique performances that are sure to make your jaw drop. Dubbed the Anime Princess of Burlesque, Stella has toured all across the country. Follow her on her Facebook Fanpage Or on Twitter... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

12:00pm

Anime and Video Games
Industry Guest
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Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

12:00pm

Anime Q&A with Chuck Huber
Industry Guest
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Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

12:00pm

Reactor Car Show
Each year Anime Matsuri hosts a car show, as part of the convention, as one of the featured events. For 2016, in collaboration with Spekture, the event is called Reactor!

Industry Guest
avatar for Brian Tee

Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →

Cosplay Guest
avatar for Jennifer Van Damsel

Jennifer Van Damsel

Jennifer Van Damsel is a cosplayer and streamer from Houston, Texas. She is completely self taught at sewing and has been cosplaying for about 3 years and makes costumes from just about every genre – comics, video games, TV shows, anime, but she mostly enjoys making up her own designs for gender bend and alternate reality characters . Her hardest cosplay she has made so far is Princess Peach and her favorite one is Road Warrior/The... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Carshow (Exhibit Hall A)

12:30pm

To Abridge or not to Abridge?
What makes an abridged series good? Are abridged series even good? How does one make an abridged series? Why do so many fail? Let's talk about this.

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

12:30pm

Ball Is Life: Haikyuu!! Panel
Do you like sports anime? How about volleyball? If so, come on and join us for an hour of pure shananigans in the Haikyuu!! Panel for trivia, volleyball talk, Q&A, and more!

Saturday February 27, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

12:45pm

Maid Cafe with Hitomi ONLY

Hitomi, our Japanese Guest & Akihabara's most popular maid, will be hosting her own exclusive session at our Maid Cafe! Experience Hitomi as she sings, dances and plays games with you all while you enjoy a delicious snack and drink. There will also be prizes for the winners of the game!

Tickets are limited and available for purchase at the Maid Cafe on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Friday.


Industry Guest
avatar for Hitomi

Hitomi

Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 11 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. | Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Maid Cafe (310)

1:00pm

Love Live!
Hosted by Mario Tetsuya Bautista
Meet outside Exhibit Hall A (Car Show) 

Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

1:00pm

Ballet with Princess Kraehe (Princess Tutu)

 *Learn basic positions and poses in ballet that are scene in the anime Princess Tutu.

*Learn a small ballet variation (dance) and/or small pas de deus (partner dance).

*Learn basic french vocabulary used in ballet


Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

1:00pm

International Otaku Culture
Cosplay Guest
avatar for Tae Yeon Minemes

Tae Yeon Minemes

Coming from South Korea, Tae Yeon started cosplaying in 2008 and became the South Korean World Cosplay Summit representative. Since then, the she has done special appearances in Asia and Europe. Anime Matsuri’s 10th anniversary celebration marks her debut in USA. Check out her Facebook Page here

Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

1:00pm

Brian Tee Photo Ops
Industry Guest
avatar for Brian Tee

Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

1:00pm

One Punch Man
Hosted by Tiffany Ruiz and Bryan Lee
Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

1:00pm

The Lolita Model Life
Industry Guest
avatar for Akira

Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
avatar for Misako Aoki

Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
avatar for Yui Minakata

Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri


Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

1:00pm

Morning Musume Autographs SUPER PASS Exclusive!
Industry Guest
avatar for Morning Musume。 ’16

Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

1:00pm

Cosplay Chess with Anna and Elsa
Cosplay chess hosted by Anna and Elsa

Saturday February 27, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

1:30pm

Vic Mignogna Q&A
Q&A

Industry Guest
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
General Assembly

2:00pm

MadHouse presents Death Parade Q & A
Industry Guest
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Shinichi Kurita

Mad House Character Designer for Death Parade
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Yuzuru Tachikawa

Madhouse Death Parade Director


Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

2:00pm

Goldy Photo Op
Cosplay Guest
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Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.

Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

2:00pm

Reika and Kaname Autographs
Cosplay Guest
avatar for Kaname

Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

2:00pm

Brian Tee Autographs
Industry Guest
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Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

2:00pm

Pixels to Props: 3D Printing, CNC, and Laser Cutting
Cosplay Guest
avatar for Bill Winans

Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

2:00pm

2:00pm

Kawaii Beauty Tutorials with Japan's @Home Maid Cafe President HITOMI
Have you always wanted that "kawaii" look? Join Hitomi as she gives you the most "moe" and "kawaii" tutorials on hair and makeup! She will be doing live makeovers for viewers to witness first hand. You could even walk away with one of various prizes she will be giving away during this event! Come join her and learn some new beauty tips you can use everyday!

Industry Guest
avatar for Hitomi

Hitomi

Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 11 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. | Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

2:00pm

Kpop:Diverse Dancers
Come and join us for a fun dance workshop and participate in games to win prizes, with a special collaboration with XO Productions!!! Kpop panel for the fans,from the fans! Diverse Dancers is a dance crew that consists of dancers with different styles of dances. From Pointe, Jazz, Modern, Kpop, Jpop, Hip Hop and B-Boy you name it we can dance it. We've preformed at High schools (2010-2015), University productions (2014-2015), Musicals (2010-2015), Showcases (2010-2015), Kpop Skate Night (2015), Korean (2012-2015)and Japanese Festival (2015) ect. We hold dance workshops for any age, and any style open to anyone with a passion and love for dance.

Saturday February 27, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

2:30pm

Blazblue/Kill la Kill Voices
Industry Guest
avatar for David Vincent

David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

2:30pm

Sailor Moon Photoshoot/Meetup

Calling all Sailor Moon Cosplayers! Fairy Tale Fortune Tellers are proud to present our first ever photoshoot!

Doubling as both a Sailor Moon cosplay photoshoot and a Sailor Moon meetup, this event provides an opportunity for lovers of the franchise to band together in an family friendly, but engaging way. There will be a photographer present if high quality photos are desired, but since this is all in good fun, participants are encouraged to bring their own cameras.

It is advised that participants bring sun screen and water. Should weather permit, photos will be taken outside in the vicinity of the convention center


Saturday February 27, 2016 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

3:00pm

Swat-Kats Revolution
Swat-Kats Revolution the revival of the TV series, Plans and Visions

Industry Guest
avatar for Christian Tremblay

Christian Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →
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Lance Falk

‘Television’s’ Lance Falk has been an animation professional since 1986. Can you believe it? Working mostly at Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and SD Entertainment,  Lance has worn many hats over the years (mostly as a prop and vehicle designer) but his favorite jobs ever was staff writer on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and Swat Kats. Lance’s enthusiasms include Disneyland, Jonny Quest, Star Trek, Star Wars, the new... Read More →
avatar for Yvon Tremblay

Yvon Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
General Assembly

3:00pm

Vic Mignogna Autographs
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

3:30pm

Pony Canyon Industry Panel - What is PONYCAN USA?

For the first time, the new anime label PONY CANYON USA makes its appearance at Anime Matsuri! PONY CANYON is the company that produces and distributes hit anime titles including Attack on Titan, Free!, From The New World, K-ON! and many more. We will tell you all about our popular titles, Yuki Yuna is a Hero, ETOTAKA, Sound! Euphonium, Rokka and GARAKOWA. Don’t miss surprise sneak previews of new line-ups! Come play Jan-Ken-Pon (the Japanese rock-paper-scissors game) with us -- we have very special prizes from Tokyo for the winners, plus exclusive give away for all attendees! Don’t miss our Industry Panel!


Saturday February 27, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

3:30pm

Anime Trivia!
Here we will cover a wide range of Anime/Manga-related trivia questions! Participants selected will battle it out in groups to test their anime/manga knowledge!

Saturday February 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

3:30pm

AMX Cosplay Contest
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Cosplay GEN

Ruxandra Tarca, Editor-in-chief of Cosplay GEN | | Bogdan Gorganeau, Founder of Cosplay GEN

Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Dario

Introducing Dario Cosplay, one of Italy’s cosplay founding fathers. | | Dario unknowingly got his start in 1994, dressing up with friends as King of Fighters’ Kyo Kusanagi at a local carnival. He discovered cosplay soon after in 1995 at a convention in Rome. Throughout the years, Dario has fostered his passion for costume making, resulting in awards throughout Italy and worldwide. | | Dario has been a guest at many events... Read More →
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Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →
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Vampy

Tiny terror also known as Vampy. I LOVE THE SHOCK FACTOR! Metal fan/RPG deviant/ comics/able to make my own clown suits.
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Stella Chuu

Take two parts geek and one parts sexual icon and you get Stella Chuu. She is taking the nerd world by storm one piece of clothing at a time. Stella is a cosplayer and burlesque performer from NYC. Mixing pop culture and striptease together, she creates unique performances that are sure to make your jaw drop. Dubbed the Anime Princess of Burlesque, Stella has toured all across the country. Follow her on her Facebook Fanpage Or on Twitter... Read More →
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Tae Yeon Minemes

Coming from South Korea, Tae Yeon started cosplaying in 2008 and became the South Korean World Cosplay Summit representative. Since then, the she has done special appearances in Asia and Europe. Anime Matsuri’s 10th anniversary celebration marks her debut in USA. Check out her Facebook Page here
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Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Saturday February 27, 2016 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Main Events II (Exhibit Hall B3)

4:00pm

Undertale
Hosted by Heterochromia Cosplay

Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

4:00pm

Con Parents Meet and Greet and Info-Hosted by Con Mom
Parent meet and greet. Join Con Mom as we as supportive parents of con-goers meet up and discuss what to expect at conventions including panels, safety, 18+, room sharing, dances etc. Learn what Con Mom is up to helping keep con-goers having a safe and fun time at conventions in the absence of trusted adults

Saturday February 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

4:00pm

How to Not Embarass Yourself
Me and my co-hosts go over some examples of how not to embarrass your-self and make everyone around you cringe uncontrollably.

Saturday February 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

4:00pm

Brian Tee Q&A
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Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Carshow (Exhibit Hall A)

4:00pm

Leah Clark's Internet Challenges
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Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

5:00pm

Johnny Yong Bosch Autographs
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

5:00pm

SWAT KATS Autographs
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Christian Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →
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Lance Falk

‘Television’s’ Lance Falk has been an animation professional since 1986. Can you believe it? Working mostly at Hanna-Barbera, Warner Bros. and SD Entertainment,  Lance has worn many hats over the years (mostly as a prop and vehicle designer) but his favorite jobs ever was staff writer on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest and Swat Kats. Lance’s enthusiasms include Disneyland, Jonny Quest, Star Trek, Star Wars, the new... Read More →
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Yvon Tremblay

Christian and Yvon Tremblay are self-­‐taught artists in the classical mediums of fine art drawing, painting, sculpture, and animation.  From studying and perfecting their talents in the basement of their parent’s home in Montréal, to successfully selling & producing  several  animated  series  in  Hollywood,  the  Tremblays  have  come  to  be ... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

5:00pm

RWBY
Hosted by Jacqueline Wong

Meet at Discovery Green 

Saturday February 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

5:00pm

Ask the Alpha Kids and Trolls!
A Homestuck cosplay panel where you get to ask your favorite Alpha Kids and Trolls questions you've been dying to know the answers to!

Saturday February 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

5:00pm

Acoustic Concert with the Brehms
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David Brehm

David’s professional background began at DNA Productions where he was | as a Character Animator for Paramount Pictures Academy Award nominated  | feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.  Later he was promoted to Layout  | Department Head for Nickelodeon’s Annie award-winning Jimmy Neutron  | television series and also gained valuable experience working as an animator on  | other animated properties such as... Read More →
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Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and voice actress  | with over 100 credits in anime and gaming. She quickly developed a niche voice for  | dominating females, witches, warriors and queens. She is best known for her work in the  | Funimation dub of One Piece (Nico Robin), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Olivier  | Armstrong), Claymore (Clare), Soul Eater (Arachne), Pyscho-Pass... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
General Assembly

5:30pm

Kantai 101: How to not be a Kuso, Kanmusu and You

an introductory panel into world of Kantai Collection and the works surrounding it, prizes will be given at the panel


Saturday February 27, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

5:30pm

Starfighter Panel
The panel will include cosplayers of the web comic and visual novel Starfighter in which attendees may ask questions and interact with the characters. This panel is PG 16+.

Saturday February 27, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

5:30pm

The Hetalians
The world meeting has finally decided to come together to answer questions. this panel will be a mix of Q and A, truth or dare, and skits.

Saturday February 27, 2016 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

6:00pm

Haikyuu Q&A
 A cosplay panel in which fans can ask the characters from the anime Haikyuu questions, dares, or really anything!

Saturday February 27, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

6:00pm

Madhouse
Saturday February 27, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

6:00pm

Mike McFarland and Chuck Huber Autographs
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Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →
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Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

6:00pm

6:30pm

Live Art/Demo with AngryAngryAsian (David Liu)
Live art demonstration, Q&A, and hangout with artist David Liu. He works in the game industry as a concept artist and illustrator, 2D texture painter, 2D animator, and UI design. He is also known online as the 'angryangryasian'. We will discuss different techniques about illustrating and any tutorials that the attendees would like to see.

Saturday February 27, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

6:30pm

Thé Pokémon Pilé
Last year at Anime Matsuri, Thé Pokémon Pilé team went through the first three generations of Pokémon with your help (well, not yours if you didn't come last year)! So come watch as they improv their way through Diamond/Pearl and onward! COSPLAYERS GET SPECIAL SEATING!!!

Saturday February 27, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
General Assembly

7:00pm

Exhibit Hall Closes
Saturday February 27, 2016 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

7:00pm

American Dynasty (17+)
Anime Script writer/voice actor Leah Clark, known for her dialogue work in Suzuka, Yamada's First Time, Baka and Test, and Panty & Stocking (among others) screens her latest live-action project, American Dynasty. The pilot series will follow a seemingly perfect Asian family as they adapt to life in America and discover what it costs to live the American Dream. How much of theirselves do the Han Siblings have to hide to be accepted? Their mother was a famous author selling millions of dollars in stories about her family legacy. The problem is that it was all false. She sold America what it wanted to read and created illusions of her children's lives. Was it for their own good or for hers?

American Dynasty has gained attention from major networks as a possible production. Leah and the creative team would like to invite you to an exclusive viewing of the pilot presentation followed by an open discussion to share your thoughts. Part of the target audience is those fascinated with Asian culture and character-driven plots. Matsuri Con feels like a perfect opportunity to gain some honest, helpful feedback. And hopefully provide some unique entertainment!

Fans of Leah's character and dialogue work are encouraged to attend as well as those who would like to view and become a part of this creative call to action by sharing thoughts. Surveys will be provided for those who don't wish to participate in discussion. The feedback is just as valuable!

The cast includes anime voice actors Ricco Fajardo (D Frag, Assassination Classroom, High School DXD); and Morgan Mabry (Tokyo Ghoul, Fairy Tail)

Panelists:

Writer/Associate Producer: Leah Clark
Executive Producer/Creator/Cast: Oscar Seung
Creator/Producer/Cast: Olivia DeGuzman Emile
Producer/Cast: Regina Ting
Director/Editor: HoSane Marouf

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Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

7:00pm

Morning Musume。'16 Live in Concert!
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →



Saturday February 27, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Events I (Exhibit Hall E)

7:15pm

Anime Viewing
Enjoy a break from the busy areas of the convention and relax to some anime selections, shown for your viewing pleasure on the big screen. Come and go as you wish!

Saturday February 27, 2016 7:15pm - Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00am
Panel Room 6 (351)

8:00pm

Dramatical Murder Panel
Have unanswered questions from the game? Ask all the boyfriends! Aoba and company will cover all the plot holes and share all the secrets that Nitro+Chiral refused to tell. Its PG13 so pretty much anyone can come. Be sure to bring questions and lots of laughs!

Saturday February 27, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel Room 7 (361)

9:00pm

AM Idol Finals
Saturday February 27, 2016 9:00pm - 9:15pm
Main Events I (Exhibit Hall E)

9:00pm

Gunpla Contest!
A contest to show off your Gundam Models (Gunpla) with a chance to win prizes!

Saturday February 27, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

9:15pm

9:30pm

AM Maid Cafe's Special Reservation with: Reika and Kaname!

An exclusive 1-hour event with popular cosplayers Reika and Kaname! During the event, you will get the chance to ask them questions, play games with them and win prizes ranging from merchandise to selfies and autographs! A ticket includes a special snack, drink, a small gift, and also a group photo at the end!

Tickets are limited and available for purchase at the Maid Cafe on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Friday.


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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →

Saturday February 27, 2016 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Maid Cafe (310)

10:00pm

Brilliant Kingdom Autograph
Location:  Main Events Hallway


Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Main Events I (Exhibit Hall E)

10:00pm

Dream bubble Pajamaparty
Homestuck Pajama party themed panel hosted by partykids cosplay we will have question and ancer as well as a bunch of games!

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

10:00pm

After Midnight Productions presents Dr. Horrible Sing-Along Blog

Saturday February 27, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00am
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

12:00am

Amusement Hall Closes
Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00am - 12:30am
Amusement Hall (Exhibit Hall B)

12:00am

Anime Stand-up Comedy for Big Kids (18+)
We've added expletives, like ****. That's a good one.

Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00am - 1:00am
Panel Room 5 (370)

12:00am

Club AM: Ram Rider
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Ram Rider

His career began in the mid 90’s when he released the work from his own label. It created a buzz among some people and that prompted him to start working with many top artists for their remixes.   After the year 2000, he utilized his experiences as DJ, re-mixer and music arranger and began writing, rearranging and producing songs. He also debuted as vocalist in 2004.   His first album “PORTABLE DISCO” was a... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00am - 4:00am
Main Events I (Exhibit Hall E)
 
Sunday, February 28
 

9:30am

9:30am

Beat a Pro
Beat a Pro will feature Takenori "Tonpy" Shimomura, whose latest recognition includes being top 32 IN THE WORLD  for Ultra Street Fighter IV and getting top 20 in the 2015 Capcom Pro Cup!

Come test your skills in the newest iteration of Street Fighter V!

To play him it will cost $5, you will get to play a 2 out of 3 match.

The money will be donated to the Texas Children's Hospital so it's going to a good cause!

When you play him you will also get entered into a RANDOM DRAWING.

These drawings are provided to you by the following event sponsors:
http://www.bluemarbleapparel.com/
Featuring their new lineup of Street Fighter V apparel.  Each day Blue Marbel Apparel will give away a shirt.

On Sunday,
 horiusa.com will be be giving away their new Hori RAP4 and their new fighting commander 4 pad!

ONLY WAY TO ENTER THESE DRAWINGS IS TO PAY TO PLAY AGAINST TONPY!

Industry Guest

Sunday February 28, 2016 9:30am - 11:30am
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

10:00am

Owari no Seraph
Hosted by Tara Chan

Meet at Amusement Hall  (Exhibit Hall B)

Sunday February 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

10:00am

Amusement Hall Opens
Sunday February 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Amusement Hall (Exhibit Hall B)

10:00am

Mastu Mania
Come join the matsuno brothers for an hour of shenanigans and pure fun!

Sunday February 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 4 (320)

10:00am

The Vixen's Guide to Voice Acting and Life
Industry Guest
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Stephanie Young

Stephanie Young is a professional actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and voice actress  | with over 100 credits in anime and gaming. She quickly developed a niche voice for  | dominating females, witches, warriors and queens. She is best known for her work in the  | Funimation dub of One Piece (Nico Robin), Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood (Olivier  | Armstrong), Claymore (Clare), Soul Eater (Arachne), Pyscho-Pass... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

10:00am

Introduction to Character Animation
Industry Guest
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David Brehm

David’s professional background began at DNA Productions where he was | as a Character Animator for Paramount Pictures Academy Award nominated  | feature film Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius.  Later he was promoted to Layout  | Department Head for Nickelodeon’s Annie award-winning Jimmy Neutron  | television series and also gained valuable experience working as an animator on  | other animated properties such as... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

10:00am

Morning Musume Autographs
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

10:30am

Crafting Safety
Cosplay Guest
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Bill Winans

He makes armor.  He makes props.  He occasionally puts a seagull on his head and yells ‘MINE!’ to all who will listen. Bill is a Georgia-based builder with a dozen years experience in making weapons and replicas, using a variety of techniques and materials.  Join him at his panels to learn about the latest ways to build your next project!

Sunday February 28, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

11:00am

Brian Tee Photo Ops
Industry Guest
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Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

11:00am

Ram Rider Autographs
Industry Guest
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Ram Rider

His career began in the mid 90’s when he released the work from his own label. It created a buzz among some people and that prompted him to start working with many top artists for their remixes.   After the year 2000, he utilized his experiences as DJ, re-mixer and music arranger and began writing, rearranging and producing songs. He also debuted as vocalist in 2004.   His first album “PORTABLE DISCO” was a... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

11:00am

Heres Johnny... Yong Bosch!
Industry Guest
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

11:30am

RWBY Q&A
Con attendees can ask questions and converse with the characters of Rosterteeth's show RWBY.

Sunday February 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

11:30am

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Q&A
A panel where the characters of answer questions related to the series and more!

Sunday February 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

11:30am

Voice Acting for Beginners 303
In this final workshop, we’ll discuss advancing your voice acting endeavors past being hobby and managing your voice acting as a business

Sunday February 28, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

11:30am

Tea Party
Industry Guest
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Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
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Hitomi

Currently active as maid, serves as the president of @home cafe, the best maid café not only in Tokyo but around the world, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Served as a maid for 11 years and has been a driving force for @home cafe, has appeared across various forms of media, including TV and magazines. | Beyond sincere and devoted customer care, as a multi-talented singer, dancer and communicator provides great all... Read More →
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Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
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Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri


Sunday February 28, 2016 11:30am - 2:30pm
Crystal Ballroom at the Rice

12:00pm

Morning Musume (Press Panel)
Press Only Event with Morning Musume

Industry Guest
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Morning Musume。 ’16

In 1997, an audition was held to find a female vocalist for the rock band “Sharam Q” on the Japanese TV show “Asayan”. On September 14th, the five finalists from the audition led to the creation of Morning Musume。 | | In order to begin their major debut, the five finalists were challenged with a very hard task: sell 50,000 copies of their Indies single “Ai no Tane”. They succeeded in just five days leading... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

12:00pm

Brian Tee Autographs
Industry Guest
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Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

12:00pm

Reika and Kaname Photo Ops
Cosplay Guest
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
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Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →

Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

12:00pm

Johnny Yong Bosch Autographs
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

12:00pm

Introduction to the world of The Transformers!
Here we break down the History and fiction of everyone's favorite Robots in Disguise! Putting out info on the toyline, comics, and busting myths!

Sunday February 28, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 5 (370)

1:00pm

Brian Tee Q&A
Q&A with Brian Tee

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Brian Tee

Brian Tee was born in Okinawa, Japan, to a Japanese father and a Korean mother. He moved to Hacienda Heights, California, when he was two. Tee was a star football captain at his Glen A. High School. During high school, he worked at Blackjack Pizza, where fellow Hacienda resident Fergie frequently visited. After completing his training in Dramatic Arts at the University of California in Berkeley, he was ready to embark on his acting... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Panel Room 6 (351)

1:00pm

Love Live!
Hosted by Ale Hikaru and Yui Hime

Meet at Hilton 2nd Floor Skybridge 

Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

1:00pm

Fun with a Geisha
Join in on some old-fashioned geisha fun! We will play games, sing songs, do dances and more! Audience participation is encouraged.

Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 3 (Grand Ballroom C)

1:00pm

Self-Publishing 101
Ever wanted to publish your own book or manga? Come and learn about the wonderful world of self-publishing and get your questions answered about writing, editing, distributing, and marketing.

Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

1:00pm

Learn the Business of Voice Acting
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David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel Room 4 (320)

1:00pm

Vic Mignogna Autographs
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →


Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)

1:00pm

Betas: A Homestuck Panel hosted by Nepeta Leijon

The Beta kids and Trolls are here for your entertainment.

With the help of your host, Nepeta leijon, You'll be able to ask questions, play games and have fun.

This is sure to be a great homestuck cosplay panel :33


Sunday February 28, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

1:30pm

Becoming the Character with Kaname part 2
Get one on one feedback from Kaname on costume, wig, and makeup tips to level up your cosplay game!  Each person/group has 5 minutes with Kaname.   Kaname will see up to 12 people/groups per session.  Superpass users will have priority.

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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here

Sunday February 28, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cosplay Room (360 A-F)

2:00pm

Colossal Choreography: Hip Hop

Ever felt like taking up dancing?

Maybe just wanted to be a little more in shape?

 OR just wanted to kill time in between panels?

Well this is the place for you!

I will be teaching a beginners hip hop class so you can perfect your current moves and even learn a few!

So bring your friends, and secret senpais to this fun experience!


Sunday February 28, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel Room 2 (Grand Ballroom B)

3:00pm

Amusement Hall Closes
Sunday February 28, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Amusement Hall (Exhibit Hall B)

3:00pm

Himouto! Umaru-Chan
Hosted by Diana Melendez and Francisco Calvillo


Sunday February 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Unofficial Cosplay Gatherings

3:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Industry Guest
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Akira

Popular Japanese Fashion model and lead singer of Disacode, Akira returns to Anime Matsuri’s J-Fashion Show and Houston!
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Chuck Huber

As a filmmaker, Chuck Huber has acted, produced, written and directed for Arbor Day – The Musical, The Troubadoors, The Fragility of Seconds, The Mechanical Grave, Odd Man Out among others. He began acting in Chicago at the Goodman Theater, Court Theater, Steppenwolf Theater after graduating from DePaul University and continues to work on stages in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Most recently he played Hugh Jameison in the movie Parkland... Read More →
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David Vincent

David Vincent is a professional voice actor / television producer based in Los Angeles, California. He has lent his voice to a variety  of animation / anime and video game titles, as well as numerous national commercials for television and radio. David was nominated “Best Voice Actor in an Anime” by the American Anime Awards for his work in GUN x SWORD. Some of his best-known animation credits include: – Jin Kisaragi... Read More →
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger, Green Zeo and Green Turbo Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on television, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons. After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in the world of voice over.  His first major voice acting role... Read More →
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Leah Clark

Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the... Read More →
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Mike McFarland

Mike got his start in anime as one of the first voice actors in Texas to be hired by FUNimation Entertainment, and has since moved on to become a Director, Script Writer, and Line Producer for numerous anime series. Notable roles include Master Roshi and Yajirobe in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Baby and Baby-Vegeta in Dragon Ball GT, Jean Kirstein in Attack on Titan, Goemon in Lupin The... Read More →
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Misako Aoki

Born in Chiba Prefecture and nurse by profession, Misako Aoki originally started her career as an amateur gothic lolita model and now works to promote lolita fashion as one of the most well renowned fashion models in the world. In 2009 the Ministry for Foreign Affairs appointed her as Kawaii Ambassador of Japan. She has attended pop culture events in over 20 different countries, been featured in fashion shows and talk shows, and has... Read More →
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Vic Mignogna

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old. But his anime career started about fifteen years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II. Since then Vic has been in more than three hundred animated series and video games, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran High School Host Club, Zero in Vampire Knight, Death Scythe in Soul Eater, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Keldeo in Pokemon, Dark in DN... Read More →
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Yui Minakata

Popular Kera model and official Innocent World model, Yui Minakata makes an appearance wearing Putumayo in the 2015 J-Fashion Show. She will also be involved in a variety of panels and promoting Lolita Fashion at Anime Matsuri
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Yuzuru Tachikawa

Madhouse Death Parade Director

Cosplay Guest
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Astarohime

Astarohime is one of the most known cosplayers in Russia and the world.She’s been cosplaying for over 8 years and has more than a hundred costumes in her wardrobe, blowing minds with outstanding precision of her costumes. She’s a dreamer, a prop-maker, a seamstress and a fairy .Astarohime is a living example of no limitations in cosplay – she is known for making fantastic princess cosplays in huge and intricately decorated... Read More →
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Goldy

Probably the most elusive creature in cosplay, and the god of robot costumes. Very little is known about Goldy. He appears when he wants and disappears when he pleases. No one knows what he looks like and where his rumored robot base is in Japan.
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Kaname

KANAME☆ is an android. He got sent from the future to save you and me. His teleporter landed him in Japan, and now he’s coming to Houston. He will be at Anime Matsuri, but we cannot say exactly where for now, or what he’ll look like. The rumor is he might be with Reika in a panel or two. If you find him, take photos quickly, you will be glad you did. Check out his Facebook page here and follow his Twitter here
avatar for Reika

Reika

Reika is back. New Year, New Cosplays. With over 18 years of cosplay experience and over 500 costumes, Reika will be the representative of Japanese Cosplay at the convention. In addition Reika will be featured in Anime Matsuri’s Japanese Fashion Show, an original production written and directed by John Leigh. We have some surprises for everyone. Because Reika. Check out her Facebook Fanpage here and follow her on twitter... Read More →
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Vampy

Tiny terror also known as Vampy. I LOVE THE SHOCK FACTOR! Metal fan/RPG deviant/ comics/able to make my own clown suits.
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Jennifer Van Damsel

Jennifer Van Damsel is a cosplayer and streamer from Houston, Texas. She is completely self taught at sewing and has been cosplaying for about 3 years and makes costumes from just about every genre – comics, video games, TV shows, anime, but she mostly enjoys making up her own designs for gender bend and alternate reality characters . Her hardest cosplay she has made so far is Princess Peach and her favorite one is Road Warrior/The... Read More →
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Lana Marie

LanaMarieLive
Known for her chameleon-like array of looks, allowing her to become multiple characters for film and cosplay.  Lana Marie has been active for over 15 years in the Texas community as an  professional actress, voice actor, model, brand ambassador and cosplayer.  Lana creates custom costumes for cosplay and has cosplayed as numerous video game,comic book, movie, and anime characters. More at:  www.LanaMarieLive.com ... Read More →

Sunday February 28, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel Room 1 (Grand Ballroom A)

4:00pm

Exhibit Hall Closes
Sunday February 28, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Vendor Area (Exhibit Hall C&D)