Conventions 2016 – AnimeFest & Otakon!

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It’s a convention double-header this weekend with our team splitting up between Otakon in Baltimore, MD and AnimeFest in Dallas, TX!  You can catch Justin & Tara at Otakon this weekend; or say hi to Tim, Scott, Alex, Lauren & Godswill at AnimeFest!

No matter which con you’re at, we’ve got a lot of fun in store for you! First up…

 

OTAKON

 

 

PANELS & SCREENINGS

Funimation Industry Panel | Friday, Aug 12 | 7p – 8:30 p | Panel 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)

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!

 

Funimation Peep Show | Friday, Aug 12 | 10:30p – 12:00a | Panel 2 (BCC Ballroom II)

Guaranteed to be a good time that’s oh so NSFW. Watch jiggly clips and trailers from some of the hottest Funimation titles with host Cookie Stratford!  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!)

 

The Vision of Escaflowne presented by Funimation | Saturday, Aug 13 | 3:30p – 5:30 p – Panel 7 (Hilton Key 1-6)

The Vision of Escaflowne New 2016 Dub North America Premiere Screening — It’s the 20th anniversary of the classic fantasy mecha anime The Vision of Escaflowne—coming soon to Blu-ray for the first time in North America with a special new 2016 English dub to match the director’s cut of the series! Join Escaflowne director Kazuki Akane, the cast of the new English dub, and the Funimation crew for the world premiere of the 2016 English dub for the series, followed by a Q&A session!

Code Geass: Akito the Exiled presented by Funimation | Sunday, Aug 14 | 10:15a – 11:45a | Panel 2 (BCC Ballroom II)

Akito the Exiled North America Premiere Screening — 10 years after the debut of Code Geass, be the first in the US to see the newest installment in the franchise—and a new take on the world of Code Geass—with the first of the five-part movie series Code Geass: Akito the Exiled! Join Code Geass: Akito the Exiled director Kazuki Akane, producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi, and the Funimation crew for a special subtitled US premiere screening and Q&A session!

 

Funimation Favorites | Sunday, Aug 14 | 2:15 p – 3:15 p | Panel 2 (BCC Ballroom II)

Funimation takes 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!

 

 

BOOTH 

Otakon Exclusive | My Hero Academia Class Pin | Ochaco

You can get yourself free Otakon-exclusiveMy Hero Academia 3″ pins! Just take our quick 4-question survey to get one! But be sure to get there early, as there will be a limited number of pins given out each day!

We will have also have autographed gift with purchase, along with bags and lanyards with each purchase while supplies last!

Plus, stop by the booth and show us you’re a subscriber to get a free ”This is My Sunday Cosplay” convention-exclusive T-Shirt! Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free 30-day trial and you’ll get a T-shirt as well!

 

PLUS! SPECIAL GUESTS AT OTAKON…

Robbie Daymond – Voice Actor, Actor (Tales of Zestiria the X, BlazBlue Alter Memory)
Aaron Dismuke – Voice Actor, Writer, Director (Fullmetal Alchemist, Endride, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!)
Caitlin Glass – Voice Actress, ADR Director (Ouran High School Host Club, Love Live!, Show by Rock!!)
Lauren Landa – Voice Actress (Attack on Titan, BlazBlue Alter Memory)
Stephanie Sheh – Voice Actress, ADR Director (The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, FLCL, Eden of the East)
Michael Sinterniklaas – Director, Actor, Voice Actor, Writer, Producer (Summer Wars, Hetalia: Axis Powers)
Sonny Strait – Voice Actor, Director, Illustrator (Assassination Classroom, Prison School, Dragon Ball Z)
Alexis Tipton  – Voice Actress, Actress (Space Dandy, Guilty Crown, My Bride is a Mermaid)

 

Up next is…

 

ANIMEFEST

 


PANELS

Funimation Industry Panel |Saturday, Aug 13 | 4:00p | Panel Room 6

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!

 

Funimation Favorites | Sunday, Aug 14 | 11:00a | Panel Room 6

Funimation takes 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!

 

 

BOOTH

 

AnimeFest Exclusive | My Hero Academia Class Pin | Todoroki

Along with new and classic titles at the Funimation Booth, you can also get yourself free AnimeFest-exclusive My Hero Academia 3″ pins! Just take our quick 4-question survey to get one! But be sure to get there early, as there will be a limited number of pins given out each day!

 We will also have full gift with purchases available, including bags, lanyards & autographed items!

PLUS! SPECIAL GUESTS AT ANIMEFEST…

  • Monica Rial (Voice Actor, Tsuyu Aui)
  • Justin Briner (Voice Actor, Izuku Midoriya)
  • Kazuhiro Miwa (Animator, My Hero Academia)
  • Ayana Nishino (Animation Director/Animator, My Hero Academia)

 

Don’t miss a special autograph session with all four this weekend!
Where: Autograph Area | Date: Saturday, Aug 13 | Time: 11:00a – 12:00p

SEE YOU THERE!

 

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