Panels and Events

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This list is dynamic, and constantly updated by our staff. Always make sure to check this page for the latest schedule.

Free Play AMVs

All Ages
Friday 10:00 AM in Webster - LantisEscudo
Have a favorite video you want to see or a song you want to hear? Then come on down to the Fan-Works Theater and we'll play your requests on the fly!

Autograph Session 1

All Ages
Friday 12:30 PM in Salon C - Guest Relations
Jessica Cavanaugh, Wendy Powell, and ProZD

Opening Ceremonies

All Ages
Friday 02:00 PM in Salon A - Staff Panel
Greetings! Intros! News! It all starts here!

Friday Vendor Room Hours

All Ages
Friday 02:00 PM in Expo Center - Vendor Room Hours
These are the hours for the vendor room. Please visit and see our many wonderful vendors and Artists.

Speed Dating

Ages 16+
Friday 03:00 PM in Curriers - PaintedEnigma
Do you want to make a friend or perhaps meet someone special? Come on down and we will sit you at a table where you might just meet someone nice.

Win Lose or Draw: AAC Edition

All Ages
Friday 03:00 PM in Main Stage - AAC Game Show Staff
Just like Win, Lose, Or Draw, our annual version of this is back. Contestants from the audience go head to head against our guests to test out their drawing skills and knowledge. Let’s see if we have the next Manga Artist Master out there!

Just the Two of Us: Dating Advice with Korrasami

All Ages
Friday 03:00 PM in Salon B - Korra
Korra and Asami are back from the Spirit World, and things are changing in Republic City... With tensions between spirits and humans rising, it's hard to feel at ease—but the Avatar's back, so everything will be okay... right? Join Team Avatar as they talk about what's next and answer your questions on finding that special someone. Disclaimer: Turf Wars spoilers abound!

The Virtue of the Villian

All Ages
Friday 03:00 PM in Salon A - Christopher Smith & Cindy Robinson
Whether it's Queen Beryl in Sailor Moon or The Joker in Batman, there's something compelling about playing and watching a villain. This panel is a lively discussion about what's so fascinating about the bad guys.

Taken By The Gods

All Ages
Friday 03:30 PM in Frost - Charles Dunbar
Fairy tales speak of humans snatched from their homes and spirited away into fantastical worlds. The Japanese have a term for this- kamikakushi- to describe such interactions, and their consequences. This panel looks at the concept of being spirited away, and how anime plays with the ideas.


Life Drawing for Anime Artists

All Ages
Friday 03:30 PM in Hawthorne - Comiku Girls
Everyone says ‘draw from life’, but not everyone has access to life drawing classes. This panel gives anime artists the opportunity to draw from a live model as we discuss figure drawing techniques such as gesture drawings and sketching techniques. Participants should bring their own drawing materials.

Om Nom Nom AMVs

Ages 13+
Friday 03:30 PM in Webster - LantisEscudo
In keeping with this year’s theme, a collection of AMVs about food and eating.

AAC Jeopardy Championship

All Ages
Friday 04:00 PM in Salon B - AAC Game Show Staff
Based on the popular game show Jeopardy, AAC is proud to present our annual Jeopardy championship. Three Contestants test their knowledge on Anime, Manga, Video Games, and all sorts of nerd goodness. This year, we will be running a special two-hour game consisting of two games. The first game will decide our first finalist. The next game will be a final match between our winner from our Friday pre-lim game, our winner from our August Matsuri game, and our winner from our MASSive Comic Con game. Come test your knowledge and cheer on our contestants!

Autograph Session 2

All Ages
Friday 04:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
Christopher Smith, Cindy Robinson, and Lauren Landa

Writing, Adapting, and Directing with Tony Oliver

All Ages
Friday 04:00 PM in Main Stage - Tony Oliver
Directing and writing are inexorably tied together. Without good writing the director doesn’t have a story to tell and without good direction, ever the best story will fail. Join Director and Writer Tony Oliver (current project: Hunter x Hunter) as he talks about and answers your questions about professional screenwriting, adapting for anime and directing in today’s changing entertainment industry

Anime According to AMVs

Ages 13+
Friday 04:00 PM in Webster - LantisEscudo
Anime Music Videos do a great job at telling stories and condensing plot points into short, bite-sized packages... sometimes. Join us for an audience participation game show to see what you can learn from an AMV!

Magic, Folklore, and Fairy Tales.

All Ages
Friday 04:00 PM in Salon C - Sarah Rees Brennan and Seanan McGuire
Explore the influence of older tales and beliefs in the stories of Seanan and Sarah.

Con Can Dos!... and don'ts

All Ages
Friday 04:30 PM in Hawthorne - Recita & Sylver
Ever wonder what is appropriate for a convention? Want to become a good con ambassador? Don't know what to do when outsiders stare? Here with a friend who wants to go to one panel but you another? We will help both the new and the veteran con goers solve these riddles and go over ways to share your love of the con!

How to Frankenstein a Pattern for Cosplay

All Ages
Friday 04:30 PM in Frost - HopismyHero
Learn how to assemble the perfect cosplay by "Frankensteining" elements from various pre-made patterns.

Shane's Declassified Fandom Survival Guide

All Ages
Friday 04:30 PM in Dartmouth - Shane T
Fandom is a great way to make friends and show off your love for a favorite series. Lately, fandom's become a bit harder to navigate. Here's some of my tips on getting through it in one piece!

Celebrity Lip Sync Battle

All Ages
Friday 05:00 PM in Main Stage - Ken Irons
Voice actors go head to head in surprise format lip syncing their favorite songs to the audience, with Audience voting at the end.

Name That Nostalgia Bomb

All Ages
Friday 05:00 PM in Salon A - Sarah Sassak
Know what's better than the feeling of "oh man I remember that!"? Being in a room full of people doing the same! A for fun game show to test your memory of the cartoons and video games of old.

Youth OC Design Challenge

All Ages
Friday 05:00 PM in Salon C - AAC Game Show Staff
The OC Challenge is a game where a group of people compete against each other to try and create original characters in a short amount of time within a given set of parameters or guidelines. This gives a chance for our younger con goers to show off their imagination as they work to create original characters from various Anime, TV Shows, and Video Games as assigned by our hosts.
Come on down and show us your creative skills!

Magnetic Tiles

All Ages
Friday 05:00 PM in Salon D - Kelly Fitzpatrick
Similar to fuse beads,use tiles to create pictures on a magnet. Food designs available, or make your own.

30 (*cough* one cough*) years of magic: Jim Henson's Labyrinth

All Ages
Friday 05:30 PM in Hawthorne - Terry Fedora
Dance Magic Dance ...Revolution? Couldn't resist :) This panel will be a look at the Labyrinth, its creators, and the actors that all made us want to contact juggle and wear tights.

Convention Prep

All Ages
Friday 05:30 PM in Dartmouth - Lady Azeria
Join Airship Cloudbreaker as we explore the best and worst things you can do to prepare for a con. We'll cover everything from food, finances, to packing, travel, and schedule! Come learn from our 10+ years of experience.

Fan Fiction 101: The attack of the Mary Sues

All Ages
Friday 05:30 PM in Frost - Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
What’s a fan who truly loves their fandom to do when the property itself just isn’t enough? Write your own stories based on the fandom of course! In this workshop, we start with talking about the history of fan fiction in America, and move on to legal issues, critique, and avoiding the pitfalls of bad fan fiction writing.


Nations at Night

Ages 18+
Friday 06:00 PM in Webster - Kay
Every wonder what it's like to take a trip down to "Florida" or up the "Eiffel Tower"? Or what becoming one with Russia /really/ entails? Come ask the countries all about their dirty little secrets at Nations at Night! Cursed items and annexed territories over eighteen welcome; innuendos, in-your-endos, flirting, and "friendly" language guaranteed!

Autograph Session 3

All Ages
Friday 06:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
Tony Oliver and J Michael Tatum

Anime for Autism

All Ages
Friday 06:00 PM in Salon A - Jessica Cavanagh
Are you or someone you know and love on the autism spectrum? Do you love anime? If so, Jessica invites you to come share what anime has meant to you or your loved one. Tell us about your favorite shows and characters! This will be a warm, safe environment to express yourself in the company of friends who can relate. Or, feel free to simply come and listen! Jessica will be sharing about her experience with her son, who is on the spectrum, and she cannot wait to meet you!

Cosplay Rumble

All Ages
Friday 06:00 PM in Salon B - Alexis
Several teams of cosplay combatants will fight it out in a free-for-all match. Each team is controlled by 1 or more members of the audience!

Snack Tasting

All Ages
Friday 06:00 PM in Salon C - Lauren Lamm
Try tasty and interesting snacks from Japan and other parts of Asia!

ProZD Q&A Session

All Ages
Friday 06:00 PM in Main Stage - ProZD
Come meet and ask ProZD questions about his youtube channel.

Con Photography 101

All Ages
Friday 06:30 PM in Salon D - Airship Cloudbreaker
Join Airship Cloudbreaker for a basic course in all aspects of cosplay photography! We’ll cover everything from how to use your camera’s special features/settings based on your surroundings to how to work with your photo-subjects. This class will include a practice photo shoot with model Lady Azeria and professionally experienced photographer & instructor GW Smith (Gartisan Works/IDAPhotography.)

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Fight Them

All Ages
Friday 06:30 PM in Dartmouth - Charles Dunbar
Pokemon might be the best selling game franchise of all time. But behind the cute cuddlies lies a deeper narrative meaning. Mythology takes center stage, obscured by valiant battles, but there nonetheless. This panel explores the grand storytelling traditions, archetypal tales, and inspirations behind the cute monsters we know and love.

AAC 18+ Match Game

Ages 18+
Friday 07:00 PM in Main Stage - AAC Game Show Staff
We are proud to bring back our ever popular 18+ Match Game to AAC! Contestants test their knowledge against celebrity guests to see if they both can complete a certain phrase and get on the right wave length. There will be lots of laughs as we see how dirty our guests can get.

Lolita 101

All Ages
Friday 07:00 PM in Salon B - Athena
An introductory course and guide for Lolita Fashion, a cute street style from Japan. In this course you will learn what Lolita fashion is, the anatomy of a Lolita outfit, and a lesson in Lolita vocabulary.

Pure Imagination (Formal Dance)

All Ages
Friday 07:00 PM in Curriers - Elean Varney
Got your lucky golden ticket? Then come with me, and you'll be, in a world of pure imagination. Join us for an evening of music and dancing at AAC's annual formal dance. This year we head into the wonderful world of sweets. Dance the night away with our nerd themed play list, as well as a live piano performance by Matt Mayer's. As always this event is held Friday night of the con. Dress code, and ticket are required for this event, please see below for details.


Tickets: Will be given out on Friday before the dance, at the Masquerade/cosplay table. We will only give out 100 tickets, and they go fast! If you are an AAC VIP 2017 pass holder, you may move to the font of the line and get a ticket. Please come to the table before we give out tickets and show us your VIP pass. Tickets for this event are free.

Dress code:

Dresses/Skirts: Dresses or skirts should be mid thigh length or longer, formal or semi formal is allowed. Also trains on dresses, while lovely, run the risk of getting step on while dancing. Please keep train length in mind while picking out or making your outfit.

Pants: Any type of formal dress pant is allowed, male or female.

Tops: A formal blouse, dress shirt, or any other kind of formal top. Can be accompanied by one or a mix of the following, a formal jacket or blazer, any formal neck wear, and a vest or, cummerbund.

Uniforms: Military dress uniforms, or a school uniform that fits into the above category's.

Shoes: Dress shoes, pumps, sandals, flats, and dress boots, or any other formal shoe wear.

Costumes: All costumes that follow the guideline will be permitted.

Not allowed: Any thing that would not be considered semi formal, such as street clothing, or informal costumes. Large props, they run the risk of being in the way, and pose the possibility of getting ruined, or causing harm.

Translating Japanese using the internet for bakas

All Ages
Friday 07:00 PM in Salon C - Not Vampire Cosplay
Learn the tools needed to be able to follow popular Japanese sites for culture, anime, gaming, & news such as nicovideo, pixiv, famitsu, & more!

Sailor Moon Panel

All Ages
Friday 07:00 PM in Salon A - Lauren Landa
Love Sailor Moon come discuss it with Sailor Neptune.

Big Anime Tears: Anime to Make You Cry

All Ages
Friday 07:30 PM in Dartmouth - Lil' Chicky Sandwich Cosplay
Do you ever want to be more depressed than you already are? Come cry with us while we discuss anime that will bring you to tears.

Deal or No Deal: AAC Edition

All Ages
Friday 08:00 PM in Main Stage - AAC Game Show Staff
Two Panelists. 26 Cases. They keep on knocking cases out until they either come out big on prizes or come out with something small. Either way, you have a chance to win something to remember this fun event. Come on down and test your luck!

Cards Against Humanity The Unofficial Gameshow

Ages 18+
Friday 08:00 PM in Salon B - Nate Conrad
You know it, you love it, you hide it from your parents. Or you play it with your parents, in which case what is wrong with your parents? Now its a game show. Fabulous Prizes And Painful Humiliations Await. Awesome.

Ice-Breaker Meet and Greet

All Ages
Friday 08:00 PM in Salon D - Airship Cloudbreaker
First time at a convention? Flying solo and looking for a panel-buddy? This event is for you! Come meet other con goers and find out who you can expect to see at what events in this fun, interactive panel.

Friday Night Karaoke

Ages 13+
Friday 08:00 PM in Webster - Karaoke Staff
Friday night is always more enjoyable with a bunch of nerds singing (or trying to sing) their favorite songs. Earplugs not provided (for you).

Dramatic Fanfiction Reading

Ages 18+
Friday 08:00 PM in Salon C - Melanie Coombs
Have you ever found yourself lost within a dark clickhole of outrageous fanfiction, one that feels like some sort of awful fever dream? Yeah, us too. Come join us as we read some of the craziest ones we've found aloud for your listening pleasure.

Nobody Expects the Inquisition (Dragon Age Edition)

Ages 16+
Friday 08:30 PM in Dartmouth - Kaitlyn Mckee
Have a chance to sit down and ask the heros about adventures,demons, blood mages and shenanigans. Stick around to learn how to play their favorite game, Wicked Grace.

Educating Sherlock: Murder on the AAC Express

Ages 18+
Friday 09:00 PM in Salon C - Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Educating Sherlock is back and this time there’s been a murder on the AAC Express. Irene Adler has been framed for this vile, yet intriguing and kinky crime; the murder weapon was pilfered from her Black Box of Bondage. To clear her name, she has hired Sherlock to solve the greatest and kinkiest murder he has ever encountered. Help us to restore Irene’s honour while we solve the Scandal of the Shaking Sheets. Light snacks will be available from the dining cart.

Reading Ranch Live!

Ages 18+
Friday 09:00 PM in Salon B - Katy Hunt
Back for it's third year, join Katy as she continues to give reviews of some of the okay-est literature of our time! Attendees encouraged to bring literature for a live review!

Anime Music Video Contest Friday Showing

Ages 13+
Friday 09:00 PM in Salon A - LantisEscudo
Some of the most talented AMV editors from around the world have submitted their work to our contest. Come see their efforts on the big screen and vote on which ones deserve trophies!

Suffering Sapho!: A Brief History of Wonder Woman.

All Ages
Friday 09:30 PM in Dartmouth - Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
She’s one of the most recognized characters in the history of American comics, but many fans don't realize her strange and rich history. Together, we'll explore the long and complicated journey of the amazon princess.

18+ Dating Game

Ages 18+
Friday 10:00 PM in Main Stage - Sarah Sassak
When the lights go down, things heat up on our stage for the 18+ dating game! See one lucky contestant attempt to choose between three lucky bachelors and bachelorettes seeking love or at least a one nighter.

Pick n' Paint a Miniature

All Ages
Friday 10:00 PM in Salon D - Carol Pandolph
Choose your own miniature from the ones supplied or supply your own, paint it up and take it home! Everything will be supplied.

Nerdfit Game Theatre: The Quackening

Ages 16+
Friday 10:00 PM in Salon B - The Nerdfit Network
What could possibly go wrong when Nerdfit invites their audience to compete with them in video games? Probably a lot. Come hang out and watch things get ridiculous.

Oktoberfest

Ages 21+
Friday 10:00 PM in Curriers - no name
Get out your lederhosen and dirndl, its Oktoberfest at AAC! Come enjoy our 21+ event with dancing, games, and beverages. Entry is free with cash bar inside. Only attendees over 21 years of age may enter, ID must be presented at the door.

Conceptual Drawing Class

All Ages
Friday 10:00 PM in Hawthorne - Don Higgins (Art Director of FASA Games)
Don Higgins (Art Director of FASA Games) will be discussing Conceptual Drawing and his book "365, a Character Creature Concept Challenge". Don will be demonstrating some technique and process for conceptualizing random thoughts into visual media.

Escape the Panel

Ages 13+
Friday 10:30 PM in Frost - PaintedEnigma
Do you like puzzles? Do you like "locked" doors? Escape the Panel is an Escape the room game (google it) where teams will cooperate to solve a series of puzzles and escape the room.

Tales From the Table

All Ages
Friday 10:30 PM in Dartmouth - TLEG and friends
a round table discussussion of the craziest and coolest things that ever happened in a table top game. we start off with a few stories then open it up to the floor so all can hear these amazing stories.

Drinking & Dragons: Can orcs kegstand?

Ages 18+
Friday 11:00 PM in Salon B - The Nerdfit Network
If you thought Nerdfit's D&D games were ridiculous while they were sober, get ready when they're sloppy drunk, given a character sheet and have to wing it the entire time to the DM's sadistic enjoyment!

BNHA: Back to school cram session

All Ages
Friday 11:30 PM in Dartmouth - VanillaBunny
Join class 1-A from My Hero Acedamia for some last minute cramming!

Sin's 18+ Artist's Cafe

Ages 18+
Friday 11:30 PM in Hawthorne - Sin D'Angelo
The Artist's cafe after dark! Relax, joke around and draw or color with friend...or make new ones! Bring your own supplies or use ours. For all levels of artistic skill!

WTF 101 18+

Ages 18+
Friday 11:30 PM in Main Stage - J Michael Tatum
Got a burning question for Tatum a little too risque for a family-friendly panel? Bring it! Join the opinionated VA as he rants and raves on whatever topic you bring to the table. Expect colorful language and loads of TMI.


Masquerade Judging

All Ages
Saturday 08:00 AM in Hale - none
Craftsmanship Judging for out Masquerade costume contest. Sign ups in advanced are required.

Masquerade Tech Rehearsal

All Ages
Saturday 08:00 AM in Main Stage - none
Technical rehearsal for competitors in the Masquerade costume contest. Sign ups in advanced required.

Yard Sale/Swap Meet Block A

All Ages
Saturday 09:00 AM in Salon C - BlackstoneV1
Another year for the AAC swap meet! Come by and find that missing piece of your collection or swap something you do not want for something new! All are welcome! Don't be shy, come on by!

Saturday Vendor Room Hours

All Ages
Saturday 09:00 AM in Expo Center - Vendor Room Hours
These are the hours for the vendor room. Please visit and see our many wonderful vendors and Artists.

AMV Contest Saturday Showing

Ages 13+
Saturday 10:00 AM in Webster - LantisEscudo
Missed the AMV Contest Friday Night? Just want to see those awesome videos again? Well come on up to the Fan-Works Theater and check out all the greatness of Friday night's contest with an encore presentation.

Anime 101: Isn't Otaku a kind of Sushi?

All Ages
Saturday 10:30 AM in Dartmouth - Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
Can you tell a Pokemon from a Digimon? Do you know the differences between a sub and a dub? Do you hear words like “Baka” and scramble for a dictionary? Well you aren't alone. This workshop is for you.Japanese Anime is a big part of American pop culture now, and many people are trying to catch up . In Anime 101 we cover the basics of Anime from its birth in Japan to it’s popularity here in America.


AAC Cosplay Newlyweds

All Ages
Saturday 11:00 AM in Main Stage - AAC Game Show Staff
How well does Link know Zelda? Does Yuri know Yuri? Watch as your favorite couples come on stage and test how well they know their partner. Only one couple will walk away as top Newlywed Couple of AAC 2017!

Japanese Onomatopoeia! (Wai Wai!)

All Ages
Saturday 11:00 AM in Salon B - Reiychelle
Join in for a special game of charades using Japanese onomatopoeia! No special knowledge is required, but the person with the most correct guesses wins a prize!

Danganronpa V3 Ask Panel

Ages 13+
Saturday 11:00 AM in Curriers - Matt Vacco
Straight from Gifted Inmates Academy its the cast of Danganronpa V3 here to answer all the questions you've been literally dying to know!

A Danganronpa V3 improv ask panel

Balloon Twisting

All Ages
Saturday 11:00 AM in Salon D - Airship Cloudbreaker
Come learn the basics of balloon twisting! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! This beginner-friendly class will be taught by an experienced balloon twister/teacher. Participants will take home all creations. Materials will be provided.


Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

Ages 13+
Saturday 11:30 AM in Hawthorne - PaintedEnigma
KTANE is a game based around communication. Players pair up to diffuse a virtual bomb. One player is the diffuser while the other has sole custody of the bombs manual. Players must communicate clearly and quickly while the clock ticks.

Digital Manga: A Guide to Buying and Renting Manga

All Ages
Saturday 11:30 AM in Dartmouth - Melanie Nichols
Printed manga is amazing, but wouldn’t it be great to have dozens of books on one portable device for less than the cost of the printed manga. Panel includes info on devices, formats, online stores, and web exclusives.

From the forest: Mori and Strega 101

All Ages
Saturday 11:30 AM in Frost - Shadoe
Learn about and discuss Mori and Strega as fashions, lifestyles, and aesthetic.

Photo Session with Guests of Honor

All Ages
Saturday 12:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
Come get your photo with all our Guests of Honor. Photos are free and we will use your camera/Cell Phone/3DS as well as our own photographer so you can get your picture with the guests.

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Anime Style!

All Ages
Saturday 12:00 PM in Salon A - Michael Sweeney
SPONSORED BY FUNIMATION! :) Come join the excitement as the popular game show returns for its 7th year at AAC, where contestants test their knowledge to try to win $1 MILLION ANIME DOLLARS!

Universal Famicom: No Translation Required: Part 1

All Ages
Saturday 12:00 PM in Salon B - Rick L.
Famicom (Japanese NES) games that you don't need to know any Japanese to play!

Cosplay Dating Game

All Ages
Saturday 12:30 PM in Main Stage - Sarah Sassak
Based on the kitschy TV show of yesteryear, come see if that weird fanfiction you saw on Tumblr where Luffy marries Bulma will actually come true!

Introduction to Cosplay

All Ages
Saturday 12:30 PM in Dartmouth - HopismyHero
New to the convention scene? Come to this panel where we go over the history, definition and the basics of cosplay from purchasing, creating your own and even the social aspects of the hobby!

Singing & Recording

All Ages
Saturday 12:30 PM in Frost - Matthew Myers
Do you enjoy singing the songs in anime and video games? Have you wanted to record your own karaoke versions of your favorite songs? Have you ever participated in a singing performance competition like Anime Idol? Get some tips on singing and recording that you can use from the shower to the main stage, whether in your bedroom or a recording studio.

Paint a Potholder

All Ages
Saturday 12:30 PM in Salon D - Kelly Fitzpatrick
Paint your favorite anime character, or a cool design on a potholder.

AAC Youth Double Dare

All Ages
Saturday 01:00 PM in Curriers - AAC Game Show Staff
On your mark. Get set. Go! AAC's own youth version of Double Dare is back by popular demand. Our younger con-goers test their trivia knowledge along with taking part in our physical challenges. Come on down and test your luck!

Autograph Session 4

All Ages
Saturday 01:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
J Michael Tatum, Wendy Powell, Lauren Landa, and Jessica Cavanaugh

A Mighty Morphin Panel: Power Rangers--How It All Began

All Ages
Saturday 01:00 PM in Salon A - Tony Oliver
This panel is all about the beginnings of the Sentai phenomenon “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”. Presented by Tony Oliver, the development producer, head writer and co-producer of the original series, The panel focuses on the beginnings of the show here in the US and features rarely seen video and a true inside look at the show that took kid’s TV by storm.

RWBY: Is It an Anime?

Ages 13+
Saturday 01:00 PM in Salon B - Kupo_Kyle
Monty’s RWBY. A teenage girl must work with her friends to fight monsters, all while trying to survive school. Sure sounds like an Anime. But is it? Come find out! Don’t forget your transforming pitchforks (Because it's also a gun).

AMVs on Stage

Ages 13+
Saturday 01:00 PM in Webster - LantisEscudo
The orchestra has finished tuning up, and the curtain is rising. Come check out this collection of AMVs using music from Broadway musicals.

Goddesses and Totoros

All Ages
Saturday 01:30 PM in Dartmouth - Charles Dunbar
Miyazaki was fond of saying he liked to build his worlds before his stories, and it shows. They have this mysterious and sacred aspects that often define them, and their characters. This panel explores some of the ways in which mononoke- mystery- can be depicted and transformed through his works and how he loves to intersect Shinto lore with Celtic elements. Because how he creates them is an interesting blend of folklore and pop thought, among so many other things.

Supernatural Trivia Quiz!

All Ages
Saturday 01:30 PM in Hawthorne - The Educating Sherlock Crew
Angels and demons and wendigos, OH MY! Come join the Sherlock crew as we test your Supernatural knowledge. Whether you are Superfan99 or just a casual viewer, there's something for everyone. Don't miss out on all the fun or you'll definitely cry a single man tear!

How to make Wings

All Ages
Saturday 01:30 PM in Frost - Comiku Girls
Learn how to make free-form wire and resin wings. The panel includes step by step tutorials and a question answer time.

Crossover! Fandom Improv

All Ages
Saturday 02:00 PM in Salon A - Yammy Q
Ever wondered what would happen if your favorite character was suddenly in a different world? Have you ever asked what the craziest crack ship was? Well ask no more! Join us as we throw volunteers into various situations and let the characters run wild.

Youth Are You Smarter Then A Weeaboo?

All Ages
Saturday 02:00 PM in Main Stage - AAC Game Show Staff
Well, are you?

A new addition to our Youth Track (10-14), this game has three participants test their Anime knowledge against some expert level questions. However, they are receiving help from three past AAC Jeopardy champions: Matthew McKenna, Alexis Ouellette, and Allen-Michael Harbor. With the aid of some of the greatest nerd minds AAC has produced, they have the chance to win some excellent prizes!

In-Character Competition

All Ages
Saturday 02:00 PM in Salon B - Eileen Oetting
This improv game as contestants act as the character they are cosplaying as in various games. The winner will be the one who is the most in-character. Come see if the players know their stuff and can really get into their respective character's shoes.

Bad Advice with Gorillaz

Ages 16+
Saturday 02:00 PM in Salon C - Kokkaren
Why you would want to get advice from us is a complete mystery to everyone but hey, we won't judge. Maybe. Either way, come join Gorillaz as we (sorta) help you solve your life problems!

Plushie workshop

All Ages
Saturday 02:00 PM in Salon D - MKT Productions
Make a plushie we provide kit and materials

Why is Urban fantasy important? A conversation with Sarah Rees Brennan and Seanan McGuire

All Ages
Saturday 02:00 PM in Curriers - Sarah Rees Brennan and Seanan McGuire
Join Seanan McGuire (October Daye, Newsflesh, InCryptid) and Sarah Rees Brennan (The Demon’s Lexicon, Lynburn Legacy) for a conversation about the secrets behind how each of their series came into the world. Seanan and Sarah will cover everything from creative process to fandom inspirations, all with an eye to the bigger question: "Why is Urban fantasy Important?"

Autograph Session 5

All Ages
Saturday 02:30 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
Tony Oliver and ProZD

Rooster Teeth 101

All Ages
Saturday 02:30 PM in Dartmouth - Sweetest Little Darling
What is Rooster Teeth? Is it rooster dentistry? Come and discover the growing phenomenon that is the internet entertainment company with hits like RWBY and Red vs Blue.

LeetStreet Boys 2018

All Ages
Saturday 02:30 PM in Hawthorne - Matthew Myers
LeetStreet Boys racked up millions of YouTube views and performed their hearts out at anime conventions from around 2008 thru 2012. And now they’re getting ready to release new music in 2018? Coming up on 10 years! Catch up with Matt (the singer / songwriter) and ask him anything you want to know about LeetStreet Boys.

Translating Anime and Manga

All Ages
Saturday 02:30 PM in Frost - Comiku Girls
What gets lost in translation when anime and manga are released in America? Translating is an artform, a fine balancing act between the literal and the concept of each line.


The Wonderful World of AMVs

All Ages
Saturday 02:30 PM in Webster - LantisEscudo
I can show you the world… of Disney music used in AMVs! Singing along is strongly encouraged!

Password: AAC Edition

All Ages
Saturday 03:00 PM in Main Stage - AAC Game Show Staff
In the game, two teams, each composed of a guest and a contestant, attempt to convey mystery words to each other using only single-word clues, in order to win cash prizes. Will they be right or wrong? Come on down to test your skills and to cheer on our contestants!

The Inter-Fandom State Alchemist Exam

All Ages
Saturday 03:00 PM in Salon B - Yammy Q
Come one, come all! See all your favorite characters from across worlds prove their worth and try their luck at becoming a state alchemist. Expect banter, antics, challenges, and fun! (Spoiler Free)

Death Match

All Ages
Saturday 03:00 PM in Salon A - Sarah Sassak
Two may enter but only one will leave... and the audience decides who that is! Shout and cheer in this tournament style bout to the death to find out who reigns supreme at AAC 2017!

Women in Anime

All Ages
Saturday 03:00 PM in Curriers - Wendy Powell & Jessica Cavanagh
Three prominent voice actresses talk about their experiences in the field.

Creating Weapons on A dime

Ages 13+
Saturday 03:00 PM in Salon C - Liz Gingras
Come into the workshop and create a weapon prop for your cosplay and learn how to make other items out of cheaper materials but strong enough to hold together. fix a prop with the materials in the room and enjoy some anime theme music while you work on your project.

Youth Death Match

All Ages
Saturday 03:30 PM in Frost - Sarah Sassak
The cosplay death match on a slightly smaller scale. For participants 15 and younger, two may enter and only one will leave with the audience deciding their fate. Shout and cheer to find out which of our young fighters will reign supreme!

REAL NINJAS!

All Ages
Saturday 03:30 PM in Dartmouth - Charles Dunbar
No lies, no exaggerations, only REAL NINJAS! Ninja history is shrouded in equal parts reality and lore. And sometimes it's hard to tell apart. This panel will look at who the ninja was, how they practiced their trade, and separate the fiction from the even more fantastical truth.

Making Music with an NES and a Gameboy

All Ages
Saturday 03:30 PM in Hawthorne - The Nerdfit Network
Yes this kind of thing exists, and local composer and chiptune artist Glenntai will be giving you a crash course on how to make it with free and cheap methods!


Autograph Session 6

All Ages
Saturday 04:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
Christopher Smith and Cindy Robinson

Anime's Culinary World

Ages 13+
Saturday 04:00 PM in Salon B - Captain Food Science
Has food ever come in an anime that just made you say Oiishi? Want to learn more about Japanese Cuisine with the history and science behind it? Come join your guide on a tour through culinary history and food anime.

Steampunk Arts & Crafts

All Ages
Saturday 04:30 PM in Salon D - Airship Cloudbreaker
Make’n’Take simple steampunk themed arts and crafts out of common household items.


Creepers: How to avoid them and not become them! 2017

All Ages
Saturday 04:30 PM in Dartmouth - Cedric Underhill
Being creeped on at the convention?
Not sure how to interact without coming off like a creeper?
We have been in your shoes enough times to help you through these frustrating circumstances.
Come to our panel to find out tips and techniques to help you avoid creepers while learning how to not (accidentally) become one yourself.

Music Composition For Media

All Ages
Saturday 04:30 PM in Hawthorne - Matthew Myers
Do you enjoy the music in anime, video games, tv, movies and other media? Are you an aspiring musician or composer? This panel will touch on topics like musicianship, music theory, MIDI, virtual instruments, recording, and any other related topics you have questions about. Matthew Myers will also showcase his own music from video games and other media, including work in progress examples.

Wonder Women, Super girls, and Villainous Vixens: A history of women in American Superhero comics.

All Ages
Saturday 04:30 PM in Frost - Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
There’s been a lot of attention paid to female comics fans in the last few years, but the truth is women have always been part of superhero storytelling. We’ll explore the importance of female heroes and the women who brought them to life in the larger history of American superhero comics.

Trivia Strike: AAC Edition

All Ages
Saturday 05:00 PM in Salon C - AAC Game Show Staff
Introducing the hottest new game show currently taking the con world by storm. Mixing Jeopardy with Mario Kart, six contestants test their knowledge on pop culture topics and try to stop their opponents from beating them.

Voice Actor Q&A

All Ages
Saturday 05:00 PM in Salon A - Guests of Honor
Come talk to our great guests and have some questions answered and listen to tales of the trade.

Farewell Fairy Tail

All Ages
Saturday 05:30 PM in Dartmouth - Darren (Papa-Natsu)
Come discuss the ground breaking series and its influence on fans. We will cover topics such as arcs, pairings and character development. Join us as we say Farewell to Fairy Tail.

Steven Universe Fan Panel

Ages 13+
Saturday 05:30 PM in Frost - Chickalittle
The Diamonds and Homeworld Gems have come to earth?!?! Join them as well as the Crystal Gems for Q&A, sing alongs, and interactive games, all the while not trying to shatter each other in the process.

Sand Art Food

All Ages
Saturday 05:30 PM in Salon D - Kelly Fitzpatrick
Fill food shaped bottles with colored sand to make pretty creations.

BOTW what we love... and what we hate ?!?!

All Ages
Saturday 06:00 PM in Curriers - Cedric Underhill
Breathe of the Wild has been an amazing adventure that not all have been able to experience. We will be dissecting all the parts of it , having live play and letting people who have never touched it try there hand at this amazing experience

Super Smash Brothers Tournament

All Ages
Saturday 06:00 PM in Salon B - Video Game Staff
Play in (or watch, that’s cool too!) our Super Smash Brothers 4 tournament! Check the Video Game rooms before tournament time for entry details.


Yaoi Manga Is So Expensive!

All Ages
Saturday 06:30 PM in Hawthorne - Melanie Nichols
Let's talk about saving money by buying yaoi manga digitally. Panel includes info on devices, formats, online stores, and digital exclusives.

2017 Masquerade costume contest

All Ages
Saturday 07:00 PM in Main Stage - no name please
Come see your favorite characters and cosplayers take the stage and show their stuff in our annual masquerade costume contest.

Parasol painting

All Ages
Saturday 07:00 PM in Salon C - Kelly Fitzpatrick
Join us for the return of our ever-popular parasol painting event! Creatively decorate a paper parasol and then show it off around the con! All materials provided; seats are limited.

Parasol Painting

All Ages
Saturday 07:00 PM in Salon D - Kelly Fitzpatrick
Join us for the return of our ever-popular parasol painting event! Creatively decorate a paper parasol and then show it off around the con! All materials provided; seats are limited.

So you wanna write a webcomic

Ages 16+
Saturday 07:30 PM in Dartmouth - Kay
Ever wanted to create your own webcomic? Come join author and illustrator K Brand for this relaxed and welcoming panel where we will talk about the ins and outs of the wonderful (and challenging) world of webcomics!

Artist Portfolio Reviews

All Ages
Saturday 08:00 PM in Hale - Don Higgins
The Art Director of FASA Games / Don Higgins will be conduction 15 minute Portfolio Reviews. There will be a sign up sheet available at Artist Alley Front Desk. Don will be doing this on Saturday for two hours and Sunday for one hour.

Speed Dating 5: I Can't Believe They Keep Letting Us Do This

Ages 18+
Saturday 08:00 PM in Curriers - The Door Holding Guitar Playing Gentleman's Guild
Want to meet someone new? Looking to make a connection? Come to our panel for its fifth year at AAC to talk to some cool people, and maybe make a friend!

Saturday Night Karaoke

Ages 13+
Saturday 08:00 PM in Webster - Karaoke Staff
Same crazy singing, different crazy night! Come enjoy Saturday night's Karaoke session, and maybe enter the contest for a chance to win a prize! (Contest starts at 10pm; limited space, sign-ups at the panel.)

Cosplay Unmentionables IV: A New Joke

Ages 18+
Saturday 08:30 PM in Frost - PaintedEnigma
Are you an Adult? Do you like games? Do you have a perverse sense of humor? This is the Panel for you. Cosplay Unmentionables is your opportunity to unwind and play some anime themed adult party games with your fellow attendees.

Sin's Artists Cafe

All Ages
Saturday 08:30 PM in Hawthorne - Sin D'Angelo
A place for all artists to come, relax, and draw or color with friends, or make new ones! Bring your own supplies, or use ours. For all levels of artistic skill!

AAC Top Ninja Warrior

All Ages
Saturday 09:00 PM in Salon A - Chaille Proksch
Compete in feats of physical activity to win the title. We will award two titles, one for adults and one for younger attendees.

Yuri? On Ice

All Ages
Saturday 09:30 PM in Dartmouth - Lex Vladescu
What happens when you take a handful of the YOI crew and put them in front of a crowd WITHOUT ice? Come find out! ;)

Let's Make A Hentai!

Ages 18+
Saturday 09:30 PM in Frost - Anna Devoe
Join a group of amateur hentai producers and help us create the best hentai of the year! Featuring audience created characters, plot and premium voice acting.

Wicked Anime Presents: Hardcore Anime

Ages 18+
Saturday 09:30 PM in Hawthorne - Wicked Anime
Wicked Anime puts on a display of the goriest and most violent anime and cinema of all Japanese media. This ain't your Pokeymans, the aisles will run red with the blood of our showcase! Now that's Hardcore!

18+ Whose Anime Is It Anyways?!? AAC 2017 Edition with an Italian Twist

Ages 18+
Saturday 10:00 PM in Curriers - AAC Whose Anime Staff
Welcome everybody to 18+ Whose Anime Is It Anyways the game where everything's made up and the points don't matter just like the plot in a Hentai. Come to our late night improv session where we just let loose.

Boss Battles: The Waifu Wars

Ages 16+
Saturday 10:00 PM in Salon B - The Nerdfit Network
Many audience members contribute their champion or waifu to reign supreme against all others. WILL YOUR WAIFU REIGN SUPREME? You'll have to go to find out!

Yaoi MadLibs

Ages 18+
Saturday 10:30 PM in Dartmouth - Darian Jay
It's the classic fill-in-the-blank party game with a BL twist! Audience participation is a must, and prizes are plentiful in this wacky 18+ panel.

RWBY New Episode Viewing

All Ages
Saturday 10:30 PM in Frost - Sweetest Little Darling
Come see the newest episode of RWBY the day it comes out with your fellow RWBY fans!

Voltron 18+ Pajama Party

Ages 18+
Saturday 10:30 PM in Hawthorne - Emily Jensen
Join the Defenders of the Universe for an anything-can-happen slumber party! Come and enjoy party games, Q&A, truth or dare, and pajama-clad-shenanigans with your favorite Paladins!

Booty and The Beast

Ages 18+
Saturday 11:00 PM in Main Stage - PaintedEnigma
A Tale as Old as Time retold in a more modern setting with a more decidedly adult theme. Come see this raunchy-comedy burlesque show that adapts the timeless classic into a flagrant excuse to run around in sexy lingerie.

Redpool Hypnosis 3: Return of the Toaster

Ages 18+
Saturday 11:00 PM in Salon B - Redpool
Hello there con goer! Your cosplay looks amazing! If you're not wearing one, well, you still look great. But you look bored? I have the solution to that! It's called Redpool Hypnosis! Oh yes, there will also be toast.

The Horrors of Fanfiction: Sonic's Chili Dog

Ages 18+
Saturday 11:00 PM in Curriers - The Nerdfit Network
Making its triumphant return to the world is the reason why some people shouldn't be allowed to share naughty fiction over the internet with each other.

Baron's Ballzy Paint-off

Ages 18+
Saturday 11:30 PM in Salon A - NoMoreHero
After a brief absence and the Baron's relocation. We are officially bringing back the late night body paint-off

Dr Horrible Sexy time

Ages 16+
Saturday 11:30 PM in Frost - Capt Hammer
That's right..Buffy man Josh Whedon famous writers' strike movie Dr. horrible still has fans. The movie that launched Neil Patrick Harris' and Nathan Fillion's career. We will be dissecting the evil and delight of this movie .. showing a lot of clips.......

Beach Episode: Luau Party

Ages 18+
Saturday 11:30 PM in Salon C - Aloha Oi
A thinner veiled excuse for a wet t-shirt contest. we gloss over one the most well known anime tropes in a fun and interactive manner: beach episode. As always all walks of life welcomed 18 or older. Because food? Luau? Beach? Get it?

Yard Sale/Swap Meet Block B

All Ages
Sunday 09:00 AM in Salon C - BlackstoneV1
Another year for the AAC Yard Sale! Come by and find that missing piece of your collection or swap something you do not want for something new! All are welcome! Don't be shy, come on by!

AMV Contest Overflow

Ages 13+
Sunday 09:00 AM in Webster - LantisEscudo
Every year, we get a ton of great AMV entries that unfortunately don't make the contest. Come see all of the videos that got submitted.

Sunday Vendor Room Hours

All Ages
Sunday 09:30 AM in Expo Center - Vendor Room Hours
These are the hours for the vendor room. Please visit and see our many wonderful vendors and Artists.

RWBY: Volume 4 [QnA + Truth or Dare]

Ages 13+
Sunday 10:00 AM in Curriers - Hosted by Yang and Neo
A Panel based off the 4th Volume of the American web series, RWBY! We will be hosting QnA's as well as a game of Truth or Dare afterwards!

Lolita Fashion

All Ages
Sunday 10:30 AM in Dartmouth - Abigail Beatrix Cormac
Born from the streets of Harajuku, this frilly, fun fashion has spread across the globe! This panel covers the basics, the history, FAQs, and tips on beginning to dress in Lolita fashion yourself!

Super Mario Bros. 1: A Whole New World!

All Ages
Sunday 10:30 AM in Hawthorne - Rick L.
Explore the incredibly wide world of strange Game Genie codes for Super Mario Bros. 1! Bored of the regular game? This will breathe new life into it!

Cool Japan

All Ages
Sunday 10:30 AM in Frost - Charles Dunbar
We watch anime. We read manga. We play games. And we love them dearly. But these modern media elements are the more recent and visible parts of a culture trade that has been going on for over a hundred years. Take a looks at how Japan and the United States have traded all sorts of properties, from music to fashion to zombies, and beyond.

Cosplay Chess

All Ages
Sunday 11:00 AM in Main Stage - Sarah Sassak
A bitter battle waged between your favorite characters to find out who is truly the best, Salty or Sweet!

Make Your Cosplay Work For You!

All Ages
Sunday 11:00 AM in Curriers - Recita & Sylver
Cosplay is one of the best parts of a convention, but what if you cannot afford all of the details? Love a character, but don't like their fashion choice? Come to this panel to learn of some creative and accessible means to create the cosplay that makes you happy, comfortable, and keep some cash for the vendors hall.

Chibi cookies

All Ages
Sunday 11:00 AM in Salon D - Kelly Fitzpatrick
Join us for chibi cookie decorating. Use frosting and other toppings to create an amazing piece of edible art! Arrive early as cookies are limited.

Costume Care & Storage

All Ages
Sunday 11:30 AM in Frost - Catimenthe
How to keep your cosplay clean, protected, and looking its best from closet to convention hall & back again.

Fancy Duckie's Declassified Guide: Anime Cons for Spoonie Cosplayers

All Ages
Sunday 11:30 AM in Dartmouth - Fancy Duckie
FancyDuckie is a seasoned disabled cosplayer with 30+ conventions under her belt. This is her guide on how disabled (spoonie) cosplayers can survive (and actually enjoy!) anime cons, and able-bodied cosplayers may also find her advice useful.

Producing Animation

All Ages
Sunday 11:30 AM in Hawthorne - Matthew Myers
Matthew Myers fell into producing animation with LeetStreet Boys first music video "Yuri The Only One" in 2008. He has now gone on to produce 5 anime-inspired animated music videos for LeetStreet Boys and most recently made a foray into video game inspired 3d animation. What is it like to oversee the creation of an animated video from start to finish? (Note: This panel is about working on animation as a producer, not a tutorial on how to draw, animate or make AMVs.)

AAC Card Sharks

All Ages
Sunday 12:00 PM in Salon A - AAC Game Show Staff
Card Sharks returns to AAC! Two contestants compete for control of a row of oversized playing cards by answering questions posed by the host and then guessing if the next card is higher or lower in value than the previous one. Come test your knowledge and take a gamble.

Autograph Session 7

All Ages
Sunday 12:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
Christopher Smith, Cindy Robinson, Lauren Landa, and Tony Oliver

"Your Mom vs. the Noobs" aka Otaku Mad Libs

Ages 13+
Sunday 12:00 PM in Salon C - HopismyHero
Come join the fun as we fill-in-the-blanks and create some memorable stories that may or may not be rooted in reality.

Social Anxiety: Conventions and Beyond

All Ages
Sunday 12:00 PM in Salon B - Cedric Underhill
The panel first establishes the clinical definition, symptoms and so forth of depression. From there, we start looking at what Post-Con Depression is and how it affects us. We involve the audience in asking how they experience this phenomenon. Once established, we then start giving tips and techniques for how to avoid getting into this depression. We involve the audience more by asking veterans how they dealt with Post-Con Depression in order to get more ideas and suggestions. Finally, we talk about what to do if the depression worsens, we also provide resources and contact info if that should happen. Then at the end, there is a big finale with dancing, people making friends, and perhaps Hamtaro theme remix playing.


Anime Name That Tune

All Ages
Sunday 12:30 PM in Frost - Darcy Dillon
Test your anime music knowledge! Do you love anime theme songs of all genres? Then come compete to be the Name That Tune master. Or just come to watch the experts throw down in a tournament. Audience can participate.

Anime Tropes Where? When? Why?

Ages 13+
Sunday 12:30 PM in Hawthorne - Sam Paul
Ever watch an anime and wonder what does a bloody nose have to do with sexual attraction? What's up with weird handkerchief hat thing? Is there a reason for the Bishi sparkles? Why does so much anime take place in high school? Well these questions and more will be answered here so come and get the answers

Anime Mythology: The Third Impact

All Ages
Sunday 12:30 PM in Dartmouth - Charles Dunbar
From ancient gods to heroes of legend, anime re- interprets stories of old for a new generation of curious minds. This panel covers incorporated elements, epic storytelling, and mythical archetypes in the media we love.

Adventures in Voice Acting Mini Workshop

All Ages
Sunday 01:00 PM in Main Stage - Tony Oliver
Join veteran Voice Actor, Director and Producer Tony Oliver for lots of fun and real information about what it takes to become a professional voice actor. Tony will touch on the basic skills any aspiring voice actor needs to succeed and give helpful advice and exercises you can do at home. He’ll also answer your questions about breaking into the this exciting profession. A few participants will even get to step up to the mic and try their hand at voice acting a character from some of your favorite anime and games. This is a small slice of the full day workshops Tony teaches all over the country.

Anime Pass the Yen Game Show!

All Ages
Sunday 01:00 PM in Salon B - Michael Sweeney
Back for its fourth year at AAC, come join the fun in this very fast paced game show and try to win some AWESOME prizes! :)

Art Review

All Ages
Sunday 01:00 PM in Hale - Don Higgins
The Art Director of FASA Games / Don Higgins will be conduction 15 minute Portfolio Reviews. There will be a sign up sheet available at Artist Alley Front Desk

Youth Cosplay Epic!: A Cosplay Story Themed Game Show

All Ages
Sunday 01:00 PM in Salon A - AAC Game Show Staff
Cosplay Epic is our new addition to your Youth (10-14) track of programing.

This game show features cosplayers who get teams of two from the audience to compete in an interactive story alongside various games to score points and win fabulous prizes.

Team up with fan well known characters in an story line that will be fun and engaging!

Universal Famicom: No Translation Required: Part 2

All Ages
Sunday 01:00 PM in Salon C - Rick L.
Learn about MORE Famicom (Japanese NES) games that you DON'T need to know Japanese to play! The sequel to Part 1!

Plushie Workshop - Overstuffed

All Ages
Sunday 01:00 PM in Salon D - MKT Productions
Make a plushie we provide kit and materials


Intro to Josei

All Ages
Sunday 01:30 PM in Hawthorne - HopismyHero
HopismyHero introduces the genre and recommends titles, from the classic to the contemporary.

A taste of Tea

All Ages
Sunday 01:30 PM in Frost - Comiku Girls
Learn about the different types of tea. Discover tips for the best brewing, and take the opportunity to taste-test the teas discussed.

Autograph Session 8

All Ages
Sunday 02:00 PM in Autographs - Guest Relations
J Michael Tatum, Jessica Cavanaugh, Wendy Powell, and ProZD

Chocolate Soiree (Tea Party)

All Ages
Sunday 02:00 PM in Curriers - Elean Varney
What better way to end your AAC weekend then enjoying some tea and chocolate? Then come join us at the Chocolate Soiree, AAC's annual tea party. As normal we will have our usual array of tea and goodies, as well as games and prizes. To fit the theme this year, we will have our first (and only) chocolate fountain. This event is catered, there will be a $5 fee at the door. If you have an AAC 2017 VIP pass, this event is free. A dressy causal dress code is required for this event.

Dress/skirts/pants: Skirt or dress no shorter then mid thigh, must at lest be dressy casual. Pants slacks, khaki, or a nice dark jean.

Tops: Button up, blouse, polo, sweater, or any thing dressy. Ties and other neck wear are optional.

Shoes: Dressy sandal, heel, dress boot, flats, loafers. Any thing dressy and clean looking.

Also any cultural wear, that fits in with dressy causal (Ex: Kimonos, Yukata)

Costumes: Any costumes at fall under the above. School uniforms are also acceptable so long as they meet the above requirements. More formal attire is welcome but not required.

Please refrain from: Wrinkled or ripped clothing, miniskirts, sneakers, boots or shoes in old condition, or any thing you would not wear to a nice occasion.

Steampunk 101

All Ages
Sunday 02:00 PM in Salon B - The Citizens of Antiford
An introduction to all things steampunk! Includes a brief overview of the history, the fashion, steampunk media, and the community.

Dance Off

All Ages
Sunday 02:00 PM in Main Stage - Sarah Sassak
Just because you know the Hare Hare Yukai by heart doesn't mean you can't really bust a move! Tournament style, participants will dance to music chosen by the host with the audience deciding who will move forward until there is just one left standing.

Monologue Madness

All Ages
Sunday 02:00 PM in Salon A - Wendy Powell
Hands on workshop where actors will learn the components of a monologue and write one themselves.

Do YOU want to be a Paladin?

Ages 13+
Sunday 02:00 PM in Salon C - Emmy
Do YOU have what it takes to be a paladin? Join us to test out your skills with games like trivia, statue, & more! Root for your team and have the chance to be crowned honorary Defender Of The Universe!

Soul Sucking Snow Women: Mythological Horror in Anime:

All Ages
Sunday 02:00 PM in Dartmouth - Sarah Hodge-Wetherbe
Japan has a long tradition of monsters, demons, and ghosts in their folklore. Anime has dipped into these stories and given them a unique spin.. We’ll be sharing some of the weirdest and spookiest of the supernatural tradition, and see how anime is adapting them for a worldwide audience.

Theme Song Bingo

All Ages
Sunday 02:30 PM in Hawthorne - D-faultname
Attendees will get the chance to win prizes in this musical take on an old school game of chance. The first 2 players to get bingo wins prizes.


J-pop happy fun time now

All Ages
Sunday 02:30 PM in Frost - Darcy Dillon
Learn a brief history of Japan's ground breaking synth band and the degrees of separation they have to many of the artists you might know!Music will be played. Fun will be had!

Whose Anime Is It Anyways?!? AAC 2017 Edition

Ages 13+
Sunday 03:00 PM in Main Stage - The AAC Whose Anime Cast
Welcome everybody to Whose Anime Is It Anyways the game where everything's made up and the points don't matter just like your Waifu.

Hang out with Yuri on Ice!

All Ages
Sunday 03:00 PM in Salon C - Stacy
Come hang out with your favorite ice skaters!

Post Con Depression: Coping Skill and Techniques V2.5

All Ages
Sunday 03:00 PM in Salon B - Cedric Underhill
So, it has been an awesome convention! You saw cool things and met new people… but, alas, Sunday is in sight and after that... REAL life and the inevitable post-convention depression that comes with it! Join us as we delve into what depression is, how it ties in with Post-Con Depression, and some coping skills and techniques to help get you through the rough times. Veteran con-goers are strongly encouraged to share their experiences.

Staffing anime conventions, and what to do when you get older?

All Ages
Sunday 03:00 PM in Dartmouth - Kenneth olson
Have you ever wanted to staff an anime convention and don't know where to start? Do you feel too old? Come join me as I talk about my last nine years of staffing both small and large conventions.

Dialogue Building

All Ages
Sunday 03:30 PM in Frost - Jam Blute
Deciding what your character says and how can be among the toughest challenges in writing. Stop in for discussion and tips on how to craft compelling dialogue!

Closing Ceremonies

All Ages
Sunday 04:00 PM in Main Stage - AAC Staff
Come help us celebrate the end of another con and say thank you and good bye to our great guests and to all the friends you made this weekend. Also help us get psyched for AAC 2018. Thank you so much for attending AAC 2017.