AWA is always a panel-packed convention and this year doesn’t really change much! So you really have to think about what panels you want to prioritize going to. Now that the schedule is out, I can figure out what panels I want to go to. You’ll notice in some spots the panels overlap. That means I’ll have to make life-wrenching decisions. Decisions that will change my life forever. But they must be made. I’ve already haven to give up on Unusual Manga Genres, as they are scheduled against my Engrish Jamboree. That’s what happens when a con has too much content!
But I’ve made sure to bold my panels to make sure you know which ones are truly necessary.
At Some Point That Night Maybe at 10: Dave’s Oldschool Classroom
12:00-1:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies
1:30-3:30 PM: Vertical 2012
2:00-3:00PM: Mecha 101: The Sane Fan’s Guide to Mecha Anime
4:00PM-5:00PM: Yoshitoshi ABe
5:00-6:00PM: Anime Your Should Watch
6:00PM-700:PM: Engrish Jamboree II: Engrish Haldel
6:30-7:30PM: A Trip Through the Lejiverse
8:30-9:30 PM: It’s MANIME! The Manly Anime Panel!
9:00P-10:00PM : History of Hentai
10:00PM-12:00AM ANIME HELL/World of Hentai
10:00-11:00AM: Anime 101: An Introduction for New Fans and Confused Parents
11:00AM-12:00PM: Getting Your Anime Groove Back
11:00AM-1:00PM: Con DJ 101
2:00-3:00PM: Indie Manga/Rurouni Kenshin 15th Anniversary
3:00-4:00PM: Anime’s Creepy Uncle: Go Nagai
5:30-7:00PM: Viz Media Industry Panel/Tim Eldred’s Anime Treasures/My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. How Did It Come to This?
9:00-10:30PM: Panel of Doom
10:30PM-12:00AM: Anime’s Craziest Deaths
10:00-11:00AM: Osamu Dezaki: Anime Director and Master of Melodrama
11:00 AM-12:00PM: Best Fight Scenes Ever in Live Action Asian Cinema
12:00-1:00PM: Remembering Satoshi Kon (1963 – 2010)
1:00-2:00PM: Atlanta Anime Convention Chair Roundtable
3:30-5:00PM: My Life On The Anime Robot D-List -The Return
5:00-5:30PM Closing Ceremonies
So what are my panels?
- Engrish Jambore II – Engrish Haldel: This panel was debuted by Drew and myself AWA last year, and this year I’m returning as a soro to deriver tlue rove for all that rove engrish.
- Anime’s Creepy Uncle – Go Nagai At A Glance: Twitterless Kevin and I gush how awesome Go Nagai is and why you should think he is awesome too. Because you should! He’s awesome.
- Getting Your Anime Groove Back: Think you might be getting out of anime? Well I just might have some shows to get you back in the game, as it were. And is an excuse to show off the first 13 minutes of Redline.
And so there you have it. I’m sure I’ve now somehow skipped over panels that I should have. I’m also sure that during some of these panels I’ll need to eat, or have a sudden inescapable urge to use the dealer’s room and/or restroom. But, these are the panels I want to/will be at. They will all be great. You should go to them.
Especially mine. (I’m so lonely!)