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Voice Acting

Main Programming

Friday

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

She’s been the voice of countless characters, from Asuka in Evangelion to the deceptively cute Pu Chus of Excel Saga. Come join us as Guest of Honor Tiffany Grant talks about her work in the world of voice acting.

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Guest of Honor Panel

Tiffany Grant

 

 

Drawing: The work of Lea Hernandez

Main Programming

Friday

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Our Guest of Honor talks about some of her work and the drawing styles that have helped create Killer Princesses, Near-Life Experience, Rumble Girls, Clockwork Angels, and countless other works.

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Guest of Honor

Lea Hernandez

 

 

Studio Ironcat

Workshop

Friday

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Steve Bennett returns to AnimeIowa to update us on what’s new at Studio Ironcat, and maybe share a few other stories as well^-^.

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Industry

Steve Bennett

 

 

Steel Rain Demo

Interactive Programming

Friday

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Steel Rain: Tactical/RPG - Learn of the creation of a new gaming system developed by Imbrium Studios writer John Paul Adams. Hear the story line that will soon to be made into a comic published by Imbrium Studios. Then help Beta test the demo of Steel Rai

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Imbrium Game Demonstration

Yad M. Mui

 

 

Opening Ceremonies

Main Programming

Friday

6:00 PM

7:00 PM

Fun, Guests, and a little silliness: these are the qualities that mark the official start to AI 2002! Join us as Charles Piehl introduces our Guests and shares a little bit of news about the convention ahead.

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Opening

Charles Piehl

 

 

Wig Making Demonstration

Workshop

Friday

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

Having a little trouble re-creating the perfect hairstyle for your favorite anime character? It’s not as hard to do as you may think. Elizabeth Sloan hosts this informative session that will help you get the hairstyle you want.

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Wigs

Elizabeth Sloan

 

 

Anime Music Video Contest

Interactive Programming

Friday

7:00 PM

9:00 PM

The finest creative minds in fandom have worked for days on their own videos, and now it’s time to view the finished product! The action! The laughs! The editing! Come see the videos for yourself, and then help decide which video is worthy of the top priz

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AMV

 

 

 

The Art Show: What to Know and How to Buy

Roundtable

Friday

7:00 PM

8:00 PM

What’s a “quick sale”? How do I buy artwork? Can I submit my artwork next year? How does the Art Auction work? If you want to learn more about the Art Show, how it works, or how you can participate, this is panel for you! The Art Show Manager takes your q

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Intro Art Show

DeNae Leverentz

 

 

Yaoi

Roundtable

Friday

8:30 PM

9:30 PM

The yaoi genre of anime, manga and fanfiction has exploded onto the otaku scene in recent years. Come and join us for a discussion about what’s new in the genre as well as some oldies but goodies. Everyone is welcome, but be advised that this panel will b

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Jo Thomsen

 

 

Anime Improv

Main Programming

Friday

9:00 PM

11:00 PM

Last year, we saw the Slayers take a break from firing at people to eat. We also saw Card Captor Sakura and Bulbasaur attend a Parent-Teacher conference. What will happen this year? Ready or not, Anime Improv is back! Ben Mueller will host the chaos as we

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Improv

Ben Mueller

 

 

Downloading Anime

Interactive Programming

Saturday

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

A little discussion about how it’s done, the ethics surrounding it, and the changing face of fan-subtitled Anime distribution.

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Ethics of DL

Tim Talbert

 

 

Women in Manga and Comics

Main Programming

Saturday

10:00 AM

11:00 AM

Lea Hernandez takes a closer look at the representation of women in manga. What are some of the social issues and stereotypes involving female characters, and how have these issues impacted modern manga?

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Guest Panel

Lea Hernandez

 

 

Mainstreaming Anime

Roundtable

Saturday

10:30 AM

11:30 AM

Anime has become a major cultural export to the US, and along with it a new generation of fans has filled the American Anime market. What are the positives and negatives of the “mainstreaming” of Anime in the US? How is it beneficial? Come join a roundtab

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Roundtable

Amiee Fielder

 

 

Cel Painting

Workshop

Saturday

10:30 AM

12:30 PM

Steve Bennett-sensei  returns to lead this popular panel about how you can create your very own animation cels. Note: There is a materials fee for this panel.

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Cel Painting

Steve Bennett

 

 

History and of Usagi Yojimbo

Main Programming

Saturday

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Guest of Honor Stan Sakai will discuss the history and influences behind the characters in Usagi Yojimbo, as well as give a step-by-step demonstration of how he creates his work.

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Guest of Honor

Stan Sakai

 

 

Fanfiction

Interactive Programming

Saturday

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

A discussion of all things related to fanfic. From the ethics to the storylines, what kind of work and storylines serve to define modern Fanfiction?

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Fanfiction

Daniel Snyder

 

 

Autographs and Q & A with, Lea Hernandez and Tiffany Grant

Main Programming

Saturday

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Our guest of honor takes an hour to answer your questions, sign autographs, and maybe even share a few stories!

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Autograph Session

Tiffany Grant

Lea Hernandez

 

Anime Fan in Japan

Interactive Programming

Saturday

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

So what is it like for the American Anime Fan who goes to Japan? What are some of the cultural differences that fans encounter abroad? From culture shock to coming home, our panel of returnees will share some tips and tricks to getting the most out of a j

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Info Panel

Elizabeth Sloan

Daniel Snyder

Gerald Dagel

Fan Projects

Roundtable

Saturday

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

A discussion of all things related to fan projects. From fan dubbing to parodies, from websites to webcomics - come join a discussion about all things related to fan projects.

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Robert DeJesus Q & A

Main Programming

Saturday

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Robert returns to AI to give us the scoop on some of his latest work, AICandy, and fields questions from fans. What does Robert have in store for his readers in the near future?

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Robert

Robert DeJesus

 

 

Right Stuf Info Panel

Workshop

Saturday

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Marc Ray of the Right Stuf International returns to AI this year to update us on what’s new at TRSI, and talk about some past and upcoming projects.

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Right Stuf Industry Panel

Marc Ray

 

 

Cel Collector's Meeting

Interactive Programming

Saturday

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Attention cel collectors! Have a cel you’ve been dying to show off? Interested in a few possible trades, or are you just curious to see what your fellow fans have acquired? Then this is the panel for you! C. Liang moderates.

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Cel Collecting

C. Liang

 

 

Genres

Roundtable

Saturday

1:30 PM

2:30 PM

The anime genre encompasses all sorts of styles: shounen, mecha, shoujou, yaoi, and more.  Which of these sub genres are marketable in the US or will be marketable?  Which sub genre are we most fond?  Join the roundtable for these topics and more.

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Discussion Rountable

Amiee Fielder

 

 

Jade Tiger Dojo Demonstration

Main Programming

Saturday

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

A first for this year, our special guests from the Jade Tiger Dojo of Iowa City will give us a live demonstration of shin-kendo. The technique incorporates elements of classical swordsmanship, cutting and sparring. And no, you cannot borrow the swords^-^.

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Cutting Demo : Security Needed!!!

Dan Coglan

 

 

Inking Workshop

Workshop

Saturday

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

The way of the pen. Gather experiences from Imbrium Studios on the trials and tribulations of producing book after book while learning along the way. Pencils and materials will be provided for practice. There is a small fee to cover materials as well.

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Imbirum

Yad M. Mui

 

 

Verssen Werks : The Art of Fandub

Interactive Programming

Saturday

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

The panel for all of you who have ever wished you could create your own fan production! Fan group Verssen Werks talks about their previous projects, and how to make an effective fandub or fan parody dub.

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Verssen Video

Vanessa Horrocks

 

 

Q & A Stan Sakai

Main Programming

Saturday

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

The artist himself answers questions about his works, his inspirations, and anything else you’d like to know. For those of you who know and love his work, or for those who’d like to know more – this is your chance to meet the man behind it all!

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Stan Sakai

Stan Sakai

 

 

Anime Music Video: An Introduction

Interactive Programming

Saturday

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Veteran Anime Music Video producer Amiee Fielder will lead this panel on how to make your own Anime Music Video. She’ll show you some of her favorites, some of her own work, and offer a few pointers on how to make a video work.

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AMV Intro

Amiee Fielder

 

 

Fandom : Change and Continuity

Roundtable

Saturday

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

The faces and demographics of Fandom have changed by leaps and bounds in recent years. Some areas of anime fandom have been influenced by the sci-fi community, while others have been influenced by cultural factors. How is fandom changing? Join the roundta

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Fandom C and C

Charles Piehl

Eldon Nelson

 

Adaptations of Subtitled Anime

Main Programming

Saturday

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Guest Tiffany Grant will talk about her experiences working with script adaptations for subtitled releases. What kind of grammatical and cultural issues face translators and script writers for these releases?

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Adaptations in Anime

Tiffany Grant

 

 

The Visions of ADV Films

Workshop

Saturday

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

ADV representative Matt Greenfield will share news and field questions about what’s happening at ADV Films.

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ADV

Matt Greenfield

 

 

Kimono : Wear and Use

Interactive Programming

Saturday

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

If you’re interested in how to dress in the traditional Japanese style, this is the panel for you! Elizabeth Sloan will help you learn all you need to know for using and wearing Kimono.

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Kimono

Elizabeth Sloan

 

 

Shoujou Kakumei Utena

Roundtable

Saturday

4:30 PM

5:30 PM

Ever wonder what the deal is with the monkey-mice, exploding curry, and shining things? This might be the panel for you. Join us to discuss some interpretations of Revolutionary Girl Utena in all its forms.

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Utena Discussion

Jo Thomsen

 

 

Tips and Tricks in Photoshop

Interactive Programming

Saturday

5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Learn some basic short cuts and/or time savers in Adobe Photoshop from Imbrium Studios. The group at Imbrium have been using and abusing Photoshop for the past six years. While it is impossible to know the entire program, the nice people at Imbrium have t

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Need Supplies??

Yad M. Mui

 

 

The Masquerade Simultcast

Interactive Programming

Saturday

6:00 PM

9:30 PM

Cosplay Simultcast

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Video Feed

Eldon Nelson

 

 

Pinata Busting Madness!

Main Programming Lobby

Saturday

6:00 PM

6:30 PM

Last year, the strains of the song of Jigglypuff were silenced with a stick….and a crowbar. What shall the Pinata be this year? Do you want to have a shot at cracking it open? Head to the Dealer’s Room and enter the raffle for your chance at a shot at thi

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The Masquerade

Main Programming

Saturday

6:00 PM

9:30 PM

Cosplay

No

Dundda Dun!

Charles Piehl

 

 

Dance

Interactive Programming

Saturday

9:30 PM

 

Dance

No

DANCE

 

 

 

Anime Club Summit

Roundtable

Sunday

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

If you are a member of an anime/manga/Japanese culture club(or are interested in creating one), come join us for this networking session. Share your thoughts, discuss what is popular with your group, and offer tips to newer groups.

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Club Meeting

Donald Swentik

 

 

Art Auction

Main Programming

Sunday

11:00 AM

2:00 PM

This is where the action is! Did you bid on an artwork in the Art Show? You’d better be at the auction to get it! Just want to see which art others liked, and maybe pick up some artwork for yourself? The Art Auction is the place to be. Our Auctioneer (als

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Art Auction

DeNae Leverentz

Charles Piehl

 

Hard Costuming

Interactive Programming

Sunday

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Having a tough time getting those armor designs just right? It’s not as hard as it seems. Paul Knappenberger will be your guide into learning the methods and techniques of making armor, jewelry, and other costume accessories.

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Costuming Demo

Paul Knappenberger

 

 

Anamorphs

Interactive Programming

Sunday

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of anthros! In this panel we will be discussing how anthropomorphics (or "furries") have become a part of society. We'll take a look at the history of the human-animal, the different types, and even do a little "show-and-tel

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Imbrium

Yad M. Mui

 

 

Anime Twin Cities : the Vision Explained

Roundtable

Sunday

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

The move is on to create another Anime convention in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area! So for those of you looking for another con to tide you over until the next AnimeIowa, the wonderful folks at ATC are looking for ideas and support for the creation of a n

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ATC

Travis Hildenbrant

 

 

Amuse Me! : A Tale of Two Webcomics

Interactive Programming

Sunday

1:00 PM

2:00 PM

Ah, the life of a webcomic. To be entertaining, engaging, to have the masses of loyal readers begging you to release a new strip…perhaps. Join Betsy and Molly as they discuss their hilarious online comic Amuse Me, some of its inspirations, and what goes i

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Amuse Me!

Betsy

 

 

Manga Artists in America

Main Programming

Sunday

2:00 PM

3:00 PM

What kind of challenges face manga artists on this side of the Pacific? Lea Hernandez and Robert DeJesus talk about their experiences with the Manga industry in the US and offer insight into the cultural and artistic differences with their Japanese counte

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Guests of Honor

Lea Hernandez

Robert DeJesus

 

Closing Ceremonies

Main Programming

Sunday

3:00 PM

4:00 PM

Come see the guests one more time, check to see how many people showed up for the con, and bid everyone a fond goodbye. The closing ceremonies shall be bittersweet, but on the bright side, you’ll have an opportunity to pre-register for AnimeIowa 2003!

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Closing Ceremonies

Charles Piehl

 

 

Feedback Session

Main Programming

Sunday

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

Following Closing Ceremonies, hang around and give the staff your opinion on how the convention went, and discuss some of the changes you’d like to see for next year’s con. We are a fan-based convention, so we are ALWAYS looking for input and ways to make

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Feedback Gripe Session