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The theme for Kotoricon 2018 is "Romantic Love". Get ready to start your dating sim and make your choices!

The schedule is updated live and sessions will be added and moved around - just like life!
Friday, January 5
 

4:00pm

Love is Like a Cocktail
Quiet but capable, Mizusawa Chisato is a beautiful leader who has a secret that only her husband, Sora, knows about: she loves to drink, and when she's drunk, she becomes extremely adorable! What bliss will Sora's cocktail bring tonight? "Yoidere," the drunken comedy cocktail about Japan's most lovey-dovey couple.


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

4:00pm

My Bride is a Mermaid
Nagasumi is in hot water after Sun, a cute mermaid, saves him from drowning. Her dad is a merman Yakuza prone to executing anyone who learns his family’s scaly secret! Luckily, there’s a catch: if Nagasumi agrees to marry Sun, he can avoid sleeping with the fishes! The kid’s in over his head, but there’s no denying the mermaid’s allure. Nagasumi’s hooked, and Sun’s ready to come ashore!


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

4:00pm

The Laughing Salesman
My name is Fukuzou Moguro, and people call me the Laughing Salesman. I am no ordinary salesman. The merchandise I sell is the human soul itself. Hooo-ho-ho-ho... All people in this world, young and old, male and female, are lonely. I am here to fill the emptiness in all of their souls. No, I won't accept a single coin in return. As long as my customer is satisfied, that's all the payment I need. Now, I wonder what sort of customer I'll serve today... Hooo-ho-ho-ho-ho...


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

4:00pm

Dump-N-Roll: Food Truck!
The Best Dumpling and Spring Roll Food Truck!!! =)
Lots of Vegetarian options!

Exhibitors


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Food Trucks Outside Instructional Center near Panel 1 (IC 430)

4:00pm

Registration (BBC Lobby)
Registration
No tickets are sold at the door. Make sure you purchase your tickets online at https://kotoricon2018.eventbrite.com
If you are under 18 you will need to come with an adult who has a ticket as well. If the adult is not a parent you need a signed permission form which is found at https://goo.gl/forms/IFwr06GtyGmZGJR83
You will need to show ID.

Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Lobby (BCC) Business Center Lobby

4:00pm

Board Game Room presented by TikiTiki
TikiTiki Games from Woodbury NJ will be bringing out boardgames for freeplay. Please come and enjoy a few rounds of your favorite game or learn something new! 


Table with games for purchase will also be in this room, so if you fall in love with a new game, take it home! 

Exhibitors


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Game Room (BCC 503) Business Center Room 503

4:00pm

Casual Video Games
Avylon, a gamer organization, will be hosting our video Game room.


Exhibitors


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Game Room (BCC 503) Business Center Room 503

5:00pm

I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying
Kaoru is an OL you can find anywhere, serious and works diligently, but her husband is a super otaku and more-or-less a NEET. She is caught up in one of her husband's whims one day or the subject of his concerns another, but the two are so close that it's embarrassing to even watch them!


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

5:00pm

Restaurant to Another World
There is a certain restaurant in the first basement level of a multi-tenant building in one corner of a shopping street near the office district. The historical restaurant, marked by a sign with a picture of a cat, is called "Western Cuisine Nekoya." This restaurant looks completely normal through the week, but on Saturdays, it opens in secret exclusively to some very unique guests. During these hours, doors in various areas of a parallel world open to allow customers of many different races and cultures into the restaurant.


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

5:00pm

Spice and Wolf
Lawrence, a traveling merchant, finds a nude girl with the ears and tail of a wolf asleep in his cart. She is Holo, a harvest goddess with an untamed beast lurking inside. Armed with his street smarts and her animal instincts, a simple peddler and a forgotten deity journey through the countryside while reaping the riches of happiness and exposing the bankruptcy which dwells in the human heart.


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

5:00pm

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Live Action adaption of a tale of a young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans. . PG


Friday January 5, 2018 5:00pm - 7:15pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

5:30pm

Thrill of the Frills: Introduction to Japanese Lolita Fashion
Have you ever seen those frilly people in the dresses? Have you heard of lolita and been too scared to find out? Welcome to Thrill of the Frills and have Para Dox explain to you the magic of lolita. Come with minds ready for learning and maybe getting some knowledge on bows and lace.


Friday January 5, 2018 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Panel 2 (IC 401) Instructional Center room 401

5:30pm

Anime as Art
Join me as I examine the full potential of Japanese-style animation as cinematic art and thought-provoking entertainment.


Friday January 5, 2018 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Panel 3 (IC 403) Instructional Center room 403

6:00pm

Kenka Bancho Otome -Girl Beats Boys-
Following the events of the game, the orphan heroine Hinako Nakayama suddenly reunites with her twin brother Hikaru who asks her to take his place at Shishiku Academy, a private boys school infamous for its rough-and-tumble student body. Hikaru being the child of a powerful Yakuza family, the Onigashima, he is obligated to become the leader of Shishiku Academy. Hinako will have to hide her identity and fight to control the school. How will Hinako deal with a school full of handsome boys who let their fists do the talking rather than talk about their feelings?


Friday January 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

6:00pm

Little Witch Academia
In a time when magic is on the decline amid society, Atsuko Kagari is a cheerful girl who enters Luna Nova Academy in order to accomplish her dream of becoming a witch like her idol, Shiny Chariot. Shiny Chariot is a famous witch who disappeared from public view many years ago. On her way to school, Kagari meets the kind Lotte Yanson and the mischevious Sucy Manbavaran and the three become friends as they share a bedroom in campus. At the academy, Atsuko soon discovers she is in serious disadvantage compared to the other girls since she doesn`t come from a magical family and is required to learn the magical curriculum from scratch. Having found an item that once belonged to Chariot, Atsuko must discover how to activate and properly use the mysterious Shiny Rod as she hopes it might lead to finding out what has truly happened to her vanished idol.

Friday January 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

6:00pm

Love Live! Sunshine!! 2
Uranohoshi Girls’ High School, a private school in the seaside neighborhood of Uchiura at Numazu city, Shizuoka prefecture. A small high school in a corner of Suruga Bay, it is home to nine teens, led by second-year student Chika Takami, driven by one seriously big dream: To become the next generation of bright, sparkling “school idols”! As long as we don’t give up, any dream can come true... All we have to do now is keep pushing hard for glory! Now their “School Idol Project” begins to make their dreams come true! 


Friday January 5, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

6:00pm

Open Karaoke
 Open Mic to anyone wishing to sing their hearts out! 




Friday January 5, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Music Room (IC 400) Instructional Center Room 400

6:30pm

Kazha
Enjoy the great sounds of the Japanese Band Kazha

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

6:30pm

Bob Ross Memorial Art Contest
Contestants will be supplied with random art supplies, and will follow along the instructions of a Bob Ross video to create a masterpiece in a limited time. Winners will be selected by an panel of art critics and celebrities!

Friday January 5, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Art Room IC 437 Instructional Center 437

7:00pm

Opening Ceremony
Opening the 8th Annual KotoriCon.
Exciting guests.
New Trading Pins!  


Friday January 5, 2018 7:00pm - 7:15pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

7:00pm

AHO-GIRL
She is Hanabatake Yoshiko, and she's an idiot through and through. She loves bananas, and she loves her childhood friend Akkun. That is all! Summer 2017, Aho Girl gets its long-awaited anime! Watching it will surely cheer you up, probably?


Friday January 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

7:00pm

Interviews with Monster Girls
Succubi, dullahans, snow women and vampires... We're a little different from humans and called "demi-humans." Lately, we've been called "demis." This is a stimulating and heartful school demi-human comedy featuring those very unique "demis" and a high school teacher named Takahashi Tetsuo, who's highly interested in learning more about their daily lives and habits.


Friday January 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

7:00pm

Space Patrol Luluco
Luluco is a normal junior high school girl whose father is a detective at the space patrol. One day, she visits the Ogikubo branch of the space patrol to save her father who is suddenly frozen. But she happens to be assigned as a space patrol by the chief director Overjustice. Wearing a space patrol suit with strange functions, will she able to save her father and keep the peace of Ogikubo from space criminals? And will she fulfill her life as a junior high school student, including love and study?


Friday January 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

7:15pm

The AsterPlace
The Asterplace “座・アスタープレイス”

is coming back Kotoricon 2017 !

The Asterplace is a New York City,USA based “Tokyo Melodic-Core x Japanese 
Anime Rock Band” . They bone in Tokyo,Japan and moved their base to New 
York City to be a supernova in music industry. They perform at worldwide Rock festivals & Anime/culture conventions, mostly in North America and Europe.
 
“The Asterplace” can be defined as creating beautiful music, much like the 
beauty of a flower blossoming each year, representing the beautiful melody the 
band’s music creates. As the sun shines upon the world, as the moonlight upon 
the atmosphere, The Asterplace projects their music to the world.

So far The Asterplace has performed at more than 50 conventions and festivals 
as musical guests. One of their performances at Napoli ComiCon 2014 & 2015 
in Italy are fresh memories that you can remind them easily as their 4th time 
Europe tour. 

In order to create their compositions with a whole new energy, they use diversity 
to produce each tune. This group’s tremendous dedication to their work is 
evident, as they are constantly working, practicing, and thinking about new 
pieces. They are never satisfied until perfection is reached. The mixed cultural 
and newfound movement of The Asterplace's music constantly surprises their 
audience. Their sound deletes the barrier between ethnicities and other common 
boundaries, leaving an everlasting impression. With a variety of style, they rock 
each show away, each time becoming more unique. Believing in “live” 
performances, The Asterplace includes everyone in a way that will get you 
involved in their phenomenal show throughout the entire day!

The Asterplace are :
KOTA ”Elen” TSUKIMOTO : Vocal / Guitar
YATSUMI “ Hime” MURAKAMI : Keyboard / Back vocal
Kenny “ YAMASAKI” Leong : Bass 
Shusuke “Shu” Inaba : Drums

Speakers
TA

The Asterplace

Musical Guest
The Asterplace “座・アスタープレイス” | is coming back Kotoricon 2016 with their brand new 2nd full album “ Venus” ! | The Asterplace is a New York City,USA based “Tokyo Melodic-Core x Japanese | Anime Rock Band” . They bone in Tokyo,Japan and moved their base... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

7:30pm

Kotori's Fast Chats
Want to make some new friends? You get a fast chat with each person for 3 minutes. You can chat in character or just be yourself.  Some ice breaker questions and activities may help you if you need something to talk about!


Friday January 5, 2018 7:30pm - 8:20pm
Workshops and Games (IC 443) Instructional Center Room 443

8:00pm

The Slants
Enjoy the Asian-American Dance band!


Friday January 5, 2018 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:00am

Registration (BCC Lobby)
Registration
No tickets are sold at the door. Make sure you purchase your tickets online at https://kotoricon2018.eventbrite.com
If you are under 18 you will need to come with an adult who has a ticket as well. If the adult is not a parent you need a signed permission form which is found at https://goo.gl/forms/IFwr06GtyGmZGJR83
You will need to show ID.

Saturday January 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Lobby (BCC) Business Center Lobby

10:00am

Masamune-kun's Revenge
"I've returned to this town for revenge!" Eight years ago, Makabe Masamune, a weak and chubby boy, was harshly rejected by the beautiful Adagaki Aki. Now, he's lost a ton of weight, changed his name, and returned as a handsome teenage boy... all to make the "Brutal Princess" Aki fall in love with him so that he can reject her just as harshly as she did.


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

10:00am

One Piece (New Episodes)
Monkey. D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become the king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line and beyond, this is one captain who'll never give up until he's claimed the greatest treasure on Earth: the Legendary One Piece!


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

10:00am

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she’s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she’s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens—she leaps backwards in time. After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she’s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right.




Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

10:00am

Pokemon DS Tournament Sign-ups (BCC 503)
Pokemon DS Tournament
Sign up starting at 10 AM in the Game Room in the same building where you register (Business Corporate Center Room 503).
Tournament starts there at 1 PM

It's VGC 2017, no megas. Alola dex only, Solgaleo. Lunala, and megearna are banned.
http://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/a-new-pokemon-vgc-format-starts-in-december/





 


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm
Game Room (BCC 503) Business Center Room 503

10:00am

The Danger Room
Lived any good stories lately?  Mystic Realms is a theatrical live-action role-playing group that has been putting on immersive events for over eighteen years.  One of the oldest in the country, their events span a range of genres from high fantasy to zombie apocalypse, horror to science-fiction, Super-heroes and more.  Mystic Realms presents their "Danger Room" at Kotoricon where you can live out a variety of adventures and genres using an easy to learn skill and combat system.  

Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 7:00pm
The Danger Room (IC 421) Instructional Center 421

10:00am

Video Games casual play
Avylon, A Gamer Organization, will be hosting our casual game play all day.Rules:-If you lose a game then pass your controller to the next person waiting. Only the winner keeps their seat.-Family friendly language only!  You will be removed for language and poor sportsmanship.-Volunteers are not to be in the game room unless on KotoriCon business.-Do not leave children under 13 unattended in the Game room-volunteers are asked not to hang out in the game room.
For ALL GAMES please bring your own controller. Any brand or types is fine. We will have SOME on hand if people absolutely need them, but our supply is limited.Please however, treat our property responsibly.  PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER!_!



Exhibitors

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 7:30pm
Game Room (BCC 503) Business Center Room 503

10:00am

Board Game Room presented by TikiTiki
TikiTiki Games from Woodbury NJ will be renting out boardgames for freeplay. Please come and enjoy a few rounds of your favorite game or learn something new! 

Table with games for purchase will also be in this room, so if you fall in love with a new game, take it home! 

Exhibitors


Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 7:30pm
Game Room (BCC 503) Business Center Room 503

10:30am

Open Karaoke
 Open Mic to anyone wishing to sing their hearts out! 




Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Music Room (IC 400) Instructional Center Room 400

10:30am

Photobooth
Our photobooth is in Artists' Alley and you get one FREE photo printed. (Limited to groups of 3 or fewer)

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 5:30pm
Photobooth (Artists Alley Mezzanine) College Center Mezzanine

10:30am

Artists Alley
Please support the artists who have brought a selection of unique items to KotoriCon. They all paid to come and that is all donated to charity.

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 7:30pm
Lobby of College Center College Center

10:30am

Dealers Room
Treat yourself to some unique items brought to you from our variety of vendors. Please support them!

Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 7:30pm
Cafeteria (College Center) College Center

10:30am

Giofano's Cafeteria
Saturday January 6, 2018 10:30am - 7:30pm
Cafeteria (College Center) College Center

11:00am

All the Voices! - Q&A
Meet all of Kotori's invited Voice Actors!

Speakers
avatar for James Carter Cathcart

James Carter Cathcart

Voice Actor, Duart Film and Video
New York/New Jersey – based writer, producer, musician and voiceover artist James Carter Cathcart attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for his high school years, winning top honors as a classical and jazz pianist. | | As a teen member of the eclectic New Heavenly Blue, JCC performed... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

11:00am

Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Morioka Moriko (♀) is 30, single, and a NEET. She has dropped out of the real world. Searching for a safe place, the place she ended up... is the online world!! In this online game, Moriko starts a new life as a handsome young man with silky hair named Hayashi. However, she’s an obvious noob and ends up dying numerous times when a lovely girl named “Lily” lends her a helping hand. Meanwhile IRL, she ends up having a shocking encounter with a mysterious handsome salaryman named Sakurai Yuta. After meeting him, the real world starts to change and starts affecting her online world as well?!


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

11:00am

PhotoRoom (DIY)
Kotori has set up some lights and backdrops for you to take your own photos. You can even download a green screen app on your phone to use with our green screen.
Photography policy at Kotoricon:
No professional photographers allowed to charge for photos or solicit at Kotoricon. You may not set up your own lights or move our lights. Photographers may not schedule photoshoot sessions during KotoriCon. No cos-players can charge for photos at KotoriCon.
KotoriCon's guests have the right to maintain their privacy. Convention members may be asked to refrain from photographing guests if they would prefer not to have their picture taken.
Please Remember
  • Guests will join con-goers for a photo opportunity if they choose to have their picture taken.
  • We offer a FREE photobooth in artists alley for groups or 3 or less!
  • Photographers may not post pictures taken at KotoriCon for sale online or solicit payment from attendees. No one may solicit customers or advertise their photography business at KotoriCon or on our social media.
  • When stopping to take photographs in the be considerate of fellow con goers. Be brief and do not block traffic.
  • No one is allowed to request payment, tip or donation to be photographed.
  • Do not meet anyone at a hotel or private location for a private photoshoot for your own safety!

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Photoroom (DIY room with lights) IC 420 Instructional Center Room 420

11:00am

Tea Room (CC Club Hub)
Enjoy a nice cup of tea and your time at KotoriCon

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tea Room (CC Club Hub) College Center Club Hub

11:00am

Dump-N-Roll: Food Truck!
The Best Dumpling and Spring Roll Food Truck!!! =)
Lots of Vegetarian options!

Exhibitors


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 9:00pm
Food Trucks Outside Instructional Center near Panel 1 (IC 430)

11:00am

Pop Shop A GoGo: Food Truck!
Everything you know and love about the Pop Shop has been thoughtfully made mobile—from our renowned grilled cheeses and the creamiest Bassetts flavors, down to the party hats and balloons!

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:00am - 9:00pm
Food Trucks Outside Instructional Center near Panel 1 (IC 430)

11:30am

Gunpla 101
Learn about the great hobby of Gundam building. History of Gundam, how to get started, tools, building techniques, and the wonderful world of customization.

Speakers
avatar for Irad Valentine

Irad Valentine

cooking up some Gunpla fun, Millennium Hobbies & The Gundam Kitchen
Gundam and other model kits, also anime figures


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:20pm
Panel 2 (IC 401) Instructional Center room 401

11:30am

RWBY: Volume 5
RWBY is a new animated series from Rooster Teeth, directed by Monty Oum. The story focuses on a group of four girls in their first year at a legendary academy where they will learn to fight monsters.


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

11:30am

Dragonball Z Abridged
Love Dragonball Z?  You'll love this.  Hate Dragonball Z?  You'll love this even more.  Team Four Star has proven themselves one of the best "Abridged" teams out there.  Come see their highly compressed and highly hilarious parody of the venerable anime show.



Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Panel 5 (IC 407) Instructional Center room 407

12:00pm

AsterPlace Acoustic Set
Come watch the AsterPlace rock the stage in their acoustic set. 

Speakers
TA

The Asterplace

Musical Guest
The Asterplace “座・アスタープレイス” | is coming back Kotoricon 2016 with their brand new 2nd full album “ Venus” ! | The Asterplace is a New York City,USA based “Tokyo Melodic-Core x Japanese | Anime Rock Band” . They bone in Tokyo,Japan and moved their base... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Music Room (IC 400) Instructional Center Room 400

12:00pm

Hoh Daiko Taiko Drummers
Hoh Daiko Drummers are a group from Seabrook, New Jersey that began through teh Seabrook Buddhist Temple. Hoh daiko means "the way of the drums." The group has evolved from humble beginnings to the powerful drumming force it is today!


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

12:00pm

Natalie Hoover Q&A - Panel
Meet Voice Actor Natalie Hoover who has flown in from Los Angeles to answer your questions!
In 2010 Natalie was awarded the Japanator New York Anime Festival & Comic Con voice acting contest winner. In 2012 she was chosen to voice LADY S in KICK HEART by the creator and director of the film Masaaki Yuasa himself. Her first television appearance was on the hit series SWORD ART ONLINE as Yolko that premiered on Toonami in 2013. You can follow her work on Facebook or on Twitter @NatalieHooverVO

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

12:00pm

Kotori's Fast Chats
Want to make some new friends? You get a fast chat with each person for 3 minutes. You can chat in character or just be yourself.  Some ice breaker questions and activities may help you if you need something to talk about!


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Workshops and Games (IC 443) Instructional Center Room 443

12:00pm

Anime Science 101
Can we create genetic super soldiers? Does the human body really contain gallons of blood at high pressure? Can human alien romance really work? Do chimeras exist? Can we really have blue hair? Can cybernetic arms really make us super strong? Can a ragging girl really pound you with the couch? If you are dying to know the answers to these questions then come to Anime Biology to discover more. Come and see what Anime biology gets right, what it gets wrong, and what is simply ridiculous.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Panel 4 (IC 405) Instructional Center room 405

12:00pm

Basic Pattern Drafting and Modification
If you've ever wanted to go beyond the world of commercial patterns, this is the panel for you! Learn how to adapt existing patterns to be more accurate to your favorite character's design, or even draft your own pattern for ultimate fit and customization. Perfect for those with a little sewing experience or beginners!

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Panel 3 (IC 403) Instructional Center room 403

12:00pm

Daman Mills - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Daman Mills

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

12:00pm

Michele Knotz - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Michele Knotz

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

12:00pm

Natsume Yujin-cho 6
Precious days with kinds friends. A beautiful yet fleeting story about people and spirits. Natsume Takashi had been able to see yokai ever since he was young and inherited his grandmother Reiko’s Book of Friends. He spends his days with his self-proclaimed bodyguard Nyanko-sensei and freeing the yokai that were bound to the book. Natsume continues to find ways to protect the precious days where he tries to find which path to follow through his connections with spirits and those involved with them and being helped out by friends who share the same feelings.


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

12:30pm

Dragon Jedi Lightsaber Combat Demo
Come and join Dragon Jedi in a display of spectacular lightsaber fights! Watch epic duels unfold as the Jedi and Sith battle for peace, power, and complete supremacy! 

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

12:30pm

Convenience Store Boy Friends
Mishima Haruki and his friend Honda Towa begin attending Aokisora High School. While they each have a girl they're interested in, there are no signs of a relationship starting for either of them. As they awkwardly make it through each day, they meet their classmate Sasaki Nagisa and their seniors Asumi Natsu, Nakajima Mikado, Sakurakoji Masamune and others, and their thoughts and feelings begin to intertwine. It's the road everyone follows at least once, the story of a pure love racing through the moment.


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

12:30pm

Charity Auction
Hosted by +2 Comedy & Eoin Kinnarney, this popular event sends all funds raised to our Charities. Items are donated by the generous Dealers and Artists seen throughout the College Center.

**We can accept Card payments for auction items!**



Speakers
NH

Noah Houlihan

+2 Comedy is the top geek stand-up comedy group on the East Coast. They have appeared at over 60 conventions since 2010. Their 18+ panels have thrilled, educated, and intrigued audiences from Otakon to GKE Classic. 


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

12:30pm

Boruto (New Episodes)
The life of the shinobi is beginning to change. Boruto Uzumaki, son of Seventh Hokage Naruto Uzumaki, has enrolled in the Ninja Academy to learn the ways of the ninja. Now, as a series of mysterious events unfolds, Boruto’s story is about to begin!


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

12:45pm

Kahza Acoustic Set
Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound. Kazha is a rock band formed by a singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha Oda has worked over 20 different records/projects from classic to heavy metal music in Japan.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Music Room (IC 400) Instructional Center Room 400

1:00pm

How Being Asian Got Me Into Trouble
Simon "Young" Tam, from The Slants, talks about experiences where Eastern and Western cultures have clashed...and how that has resulted in being banned from clubs, detained at an international border, and being accused of being racist towards himself!


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

1:00pm

Cosplay for Anyone: Wigs, contacts, and makeup oh my
Do contacts scare you? Is trying to get that masculine chin hard? Is finding that character wig for less than $50 impossible? Come on out and have Para Dox help you navigate the world of cosplay detailing to make everything come together seamlessly.


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Panel 4 (IC 405) Instructional Center room 405

1:00pm

The Answer is Love
From kids to adults, Steven Universe has a message for everyone. And one of them is the message of love! Join us as we discuss the groundbreaking way romance and families are portrayed in the show and how we can spread more peace and love on the planet Earth.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Panel 3 (IC 403) Instructional Center room 403

1:00pm

Alejandro Saab - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Alejandro Saab

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

1:00pm

Michaela Laws - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Michaela Laws

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

1:00pm

Pokemon Utra Sun/Moon DS Tournament (BCC 503)
Pokemon DS Tournament
Sign up starting at 10 AM in the Game Room in the same building where you register (Business Corporate Center Room 503).
Tournament starts (BCC 503) at 1 PM
Official VGC 2018 Rules
https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-news/battle-using-the-2018-pokemon-video-game-championships-format/






 

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Game Room (BCC 503) Business Center Room 503

1:00pm

Ultraman Geed
The latest Ultraman TV series from Tsuburaya Productions. It features the new hero called ULTRAMAN GEED who is the son of Ultraman Belial, the first evil Ultra Warrior from Tsuburaya Productions’ 2009 theatrical film “Mega Monster Battle Ultra Galaxy: The Movie”. It is the story of a young Ultra Warrior who carries the DNA of an infamous father but fights his fate to become a hero of justice. The show also features other popular Ultraman characters such as Ultraman Zero, Ultraman Belial and Ultra Warriors from past Ultraman series.


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

1:00pm

Pepakura: The Art of Papercraft
Papercraft, or pepakura, is the art of turning a 3D model, often from a video game, into a real world paper model. Papercraft is a fun and inexpensive way to build and collect your favorite characters, and has also been adapted as a way to make cosplay armor and props. Join WhiteRakogis of Rakogis Papercraft (rakogispapercraft.deviantart.com) as he shows you all about the process of building a paper model, including both building and designing.

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Workshops and Games (IC 443) Instructional Center Room 443

1:15pm

James Carter Cathcart Acoustic Set
He's not just a Voice Actor, hes an Artist! 

Speakers
avatar for James Carter Cathcart

James Carter Cathcart

Voice Actor, Duart Film and Video
New York/New Jersey – based writer, producer, musician and voiceover artist James Carter Cathcart attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for his high school years, winning top honors as a classical and jazz pianist. | | As a teen member of the eclectic New Heavenly Blue, JCC performed... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

1:30pm

Spellbound Strings
String quartet covers of anime music and other pop culture soundtracks


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Music Room (IC 400) Instructional Center Room 400

1:30pm

An Introduction to MediBang Paint!
MediBang Paint is a favorite digital painting and manga creation software that is free and can be used on any device or computer. Join cartoonist Dre Grigoropol of the comics and cartoon art appreciation podcast and website, Comixgab.com, as she explains and demonstrates how to create digital art with this amazing and intuitive program.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Panel 2 (IC 401) Instructional Center room 401

1:30pm

Ancient Magus' Bride
Chise Hatori, 15 years old. Lost, without hope, and without family, she is bought for money – not by another person, but by a non-human sorcerer named Elias. Though she hesitates, she begins life anew as his apprentice and future wife. She moves on with her new and peaceful life, slowly but surely, until one day, when she finds a Japanese picture book among the many sent to her from London by Angelica. It is a fateful book that discovered her in her younger years, when she was still troubled and lonely. This piece is a prequel to Chise’s encounter with the Thorn Sorcerer.


Saturday January 6, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

2:00pm

Dating Sims: The Guides to Real Romance! Panel with Michaela Laws
 Did you know you could use dating sims as guides to real life dating? Don't believe us? Michaela Laws will explain just how you can be a romantic genius with dating sims!

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

2:00pm

James Carter Cathcart - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from James Carter Cathcart

Speakers
avatar for James Carter Cathcart

James Carter Cathcart

Voice Actor, Duart Film and Video
New York/New Jersey – based writer, producer, musician and voiceover artist James Carter Cathcart attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for his high school years, winning top honors as a classical and jazz pianist. | | As a teen member of the eclectic New Heavenly Blue, JCC performed... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

2:00pm

Natalie Hoover - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Natalie Hoover

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

2:00pm

Crash Course in Amateur Voice Acting
Join fan parody creator Scott Melzer for a "how to" introduction to amateur voice acting.  We'll cover acting for fan projects, voice "method" acting, tips for building voices and staying consistent, directing voice actors and creating voice sound effects.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel 5 (IC 407) Instructional Center room 407

2:00pm

Konosuba 2
After a traffic accident, Kazuma Sato’s disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long…


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

2:00pm

Sakura Quest
Five young women have one thing in common—the careers they planned for themselves weren’t working out. Job dissatisfaction, trying to make ends meet, and personal insecurities lead each of them to start working at a local tourism bureau where their lives become intertwined. As the girls experience their first year on the job, they learn a lot about their town, their industry, and themselves.


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

2:00pm

Madogatari: Exploring Studio shaft
Founded in 1975, Japanese animation studio SHAFT spent years in obscurity, hidden behind the credits as inbetween animators. before 2005, their only notable production was 2001's Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden, a coproduction with Studio GAINAX, fresh off of their Neon Genesis Evangelion fame. But in 2004 the studio experienced a renaissance that would rock the world of Japanese animation forever. Starting out with an untested team in a declining anime industry, SHAFT would, by 2009, recreate the sales success not seen since the days of Hideaki Anno's Evangelion over a decade before. Bringing onboard character designer Akio Watanabe, animation director Akiyuki Shinbo, and a team of animators with experience on everything from Kiki's Delivery Service to Hellsing, they set to work rethinking the concept of the "anime adaption", creating a body of work often regarded as surpassing the source material itself. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. Bakemonogatari. March Comes In Like A Lion. The parade of successful shows hasn't stopped. Of the three best-selling anime in Japan to date, two were produced by Studio Shaft. Join me as I explore the creative genius behind Madoka Magica and Bakemonogatari: the inspirations, techniques, and innovation behind the instantly recognizable Akiyuki Shinbo style.


Saturday January 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Panel 4 (IC 405) Instructional Center room 405

2:30pm

Pokemon, Musicals, & Gay: Voice Actor & Activist Jamie McGonnigal
Jamie McGonnigal came to the first KotoriCon in 2010 when we were small and unknown. Jamie is a voice actor, actor, producer, activist and director. You have heard his voice in anime, video games including Barry in Pokemon and several voices in YuGiOh. He is the Community Director for the New Organizing Institute and a blogger for HuffingtonPost.com. He has been a driving force in campaigning for equality.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

2:30pm

Teaching in Asia
Have you ever wanted to teach? Have you ever wanted to see the world? Well as it turns out you can do both. If you are interested in teaching internationally then this could be the panel for you. Come and learn about the wide wonderful world of teaching overseas.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Panel 2 (IC 401) Instructional Center room 401

2:30pm

Open Karaoke

Open Mic to anyone wishing to sing their hearts out! 




Saturday January 6, 2018 2:30pm - 7:00pm
Music Room (IC 400) Instructional Center Room 400

3:00pm

AsterPlace
The Asterplace “座・アスタープレイス”

is coming back Kotoricon 2017 with their brand new 2nd  full album “ Venus” ! 

The Asterplace is a New York City,USA based “Tokyo Melodic-Core x Japanese 
Anime Rock Band” . They bone in Tokyo,Japan and moved their base to New 
York City to be a supernova in music industry. They perform at worldwide Rock festivals & Anime/culture conventions, mostly in North America and Europe.
 
“The Asterplace” can be defined as creating beautiful music, much like the 
beauty of a flower blossoming each year, representing the beautiful melody the 
band’s music creates. As the sun shines upon the world, as the moonlight upon 
the atmosphere, The Asterplace projects their music to the world.

So far The Asterplace has performed at more than 50 conventions and festivals 
as musical guests. One of their performances at Napoli ComiCon 2014 & 2015 
in Italy are fresh memories that you can remind them easily as their 4th time 
Europe tour. 

In order to create their compositions with a whole new energy, they use diversity 
to produce each tune. This group’s tremendous dedication to their work is 
evident, as they are constantly working, practicing, and thinking about new 
pieces. They are never satisfied until perfection is reached. The mixed cultural 
and newfound movement of The Asterplace's music constantly surprises their 
audience. Their sound deletes the barrier between ethnicities and other common 
boundaries, leaving an everlasting impression. With a variety of style, they rock 
each show away, each time becoming more unique. Believing in “live” 
performances, The Asterplace includes everyone in a way that will get you 
involved in their phenomenal show throughout the entire day!

The Asterplace are :
KOTA ”Elen” TSUKIMOTO : Vocal / Guitar
YATSUMI “ Hime” MURAKAMI : Keyboard / Back vocal
Kenny “ YAMASAKI” Leong : Bass 
Shusuke “Shu” Inaba : Drums

Speakers
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The Asterplace

Musical Guest
The Asterplace “座・アスタープレイス” | is coming back Kotoricon 2016 with their brand new 2nd full album “ Venus” ! | The Asterplace is a New York City,USA based “Tokyo Melodic-Core x Japanese | Anime Rock Band” . They bone in Tokyo,Japan and moved their base... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

3:00pm

Danganronpa Panel Hope VS. Despair! with Natalie Hoover
Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

3:00pm

From Data to Dad Puns: An Overview of Dating Simulators
Love is in the air! And with love comes dating. Step into the world of Dating simulators, for us classy folks that prefer to stay at home. Here we will discuss the differences of dating sims and how you never know what you can expect!

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Panel 3 (IC 403) Instructional Center room 403

3:00pm

Alejandro Saab - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Alejandro Saab

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

3:00pm

Daman Mills - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Daman Mills

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

3:00pm

Toradora!
It’s Ryuji’s first day as a junior in high school and it seems as if things are looking up. He gets to sit in between his only friend, Yusaku, and, more importantly, the girl he’s secretly crushing on, Minori Kushieda. But just when he thinks the stars are aligned in his favor, he unwittingly crosses the most feared girl in school, Taiga Aisaku, making her onto his arch enemy. To top it off, Taiga has moved in right next door to Ryuji and happens to be Minori’s best friend! Can this school year possibly get any worse?!


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

3:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
In “Den City” where the latest network has developed, people were dueling day and night in the VR world called "LINK VRAINS" managed by SOL Technology Inc. The main character, Yusaku Fujiki is a quiet high school student with a great insight. He has been dueling, transforming himself into his avatar "Playmaker", to battle the "The Knights of Hanoi” that plots to destroy "LINK VRAINS".


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

3:00pm

Dragon Ball Super (New Episodes)
After 18 years, we have the newest Dragon Ball story from creator Akira Toriyama. With Majin Buu defeated, Goku has taken a completely new role as...a radish farmer?! With Earth at peace, our heroes have settled into normal lives. But they can’t get too comfortable. Far away, the powerful God of Destruction, Beerus, awakens to a prophecy revealing his demise at the hands of an even more formidable being. When his search for the Saiyan God brings him to Earth, can Goku and his friends take on their strongest foe yet?


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

3:30pm

Michele Knotz and Chris Smith’s Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Party Panel!
Do you like Pokémon? I mean, come on, who doesn’t? So where can you go to get your anything and everything Pokémon fix at your all-time favorite place to be at a convention? A Pokémon Nintendo 3DS Party Panel of course! Join the voice actress for Jessie in Pokémon, Michele Knotz and all-around Pokémon expert Chris Smith for games, fun, contests, prizes, battles, sing-a-longs, and so much more! Trade with other Pokéfans, learn about breeding and battling, and play some awesome fun games for amazing prizes! If you’re a fan of Pokémon, and we know you are, you won’t want to miss this panel! Don’t forget to bring your Nintendo 3DS for special prizes! Finally, a panel where bringing your 3DS is required!


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

3:30pm

Creepers and Cassanovas: How to flirt at cons
Cons can be fun and romantic, as well awkward. We help give you tips and stories on flirting at cons.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Panel 2 (IC 401) Instructional Center room 401

3:30pm

Live, Love, LARP (Final Version with Behind-the-scenes)
This documentary is an in-depth look at the fantastic world of live action role-playing. It follows the community of players in Mystic Realms, a LARP community in Southern NJ, as they experience what it's like to journey from their everyday lives into other worlds of fantasy, horror and science fiction. Work-in-progress versions have been shown at Kotoricon but this is the final theatrical film, presented by the assistant producer with deleted scenes, Q&A, and a look at the making of the film.

Moderators
Saturday January 6, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel 5 (IC 407) Instructional Center room 407

4:00pm

The Slants
Enjoy the Asian-American Dance band!


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

4:00pm

+2 Comedy Stand Up
The Bad Boys of Nerd Comedy are back! Join +2 Comedy as they take the stage for Kotoricon 2017 with their next greatest installment of comedy! 

Speakers
NH

Noah Houlihan

+2 Comedy is the top geek stand-up comedy group on the East Coast. They have appeared at over 60 conventions since 2010. Their 18+ panels have thrilled, educated, and intrigued audiences from Otakon to GKE Classic. 


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

4:00pm

Bob Ross Memorial Art Contest
Contestants will be supplied with random art supplies, and will follow along the instructions of a Bob Ross video to create a masterpiece in a limited time. Winners will be selected by an panel of art critics and celebrities!

Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Art Room IC 437 Instructional Center 437

4:00pm

Kotori's Fast Chats
Want to make some new friends? You get a fast chat with each person for 3 minutes. You can chat in character or just be yourself.  Some ice breaker questions and activities may help you if you need something to talk about!


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshops and Games (IC 443) Instructional Center Room 443

4:00pm

Jamie McGonnigal - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Jamie McGonnigal

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

4:00pm

Michaela Laws - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Michaela Laws

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

4:00pm

Gamers!
"Would you like to be with me... in the Gamers Club?" Amano Keita is a perfectly mediocre loner with no particular distinguishing features other than his love for games. One day, his school's prettiest girl and Gamer Club President Tendo Karen suddenly calls out to him. That moment changes Keita's life forever, as he now finds himself in the midst of a romcom with beautiful girl gamers... or, well, that's how it usually goes. Not with him, however.


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

4:00pm

Mr. Osomatsu 2
Mr. Osomatsu is based off of the gag manga series Osomatsu-kun by Fujio Akatsuka, and ran from 1962 to 1969. The series features a set of sextuplets, the Matsuno brothers, with Osomatsu being the oldest brother and leader of the group.


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

4:00pm

A Beginner's Guide to Shoujo Manga and Anime
Have you ever wanted to read a good romance manga, but had absolutely no idea where to start? Have you ever wanted to watch a romance anime but get overwhelmed by so many suggestions? Hopefully this panel helps you out with that. From manga about arranged marriages to anime about popstars, there's a shoujo for just about everybody out there.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Panel 3 (IC 403) Instructional Center room 403

4:30pm

How to Become YouTube Famous Panel with Alejandro Saab
Have you ever thought to yourself “MAN! Wouldn’t it be cool to make YouTube videos?” Well, now might be your chance to learn how! Join Alejandro Saab also known as KaggyFilms on YouTube and learn how to start up your own YouTube channel and even learn tips as well as having your questions about the YouTube life answered!

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

4:30pm

My Hero Academia 2
Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not enough to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies.


Saturday January 6, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

5:00pm

Spellbound Strings
String quartet covers of anime music and other pop culture soundtracks


Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

5:00pm

James Carter Cathcart - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from James Carter Cathcart

Speakers
avatar for James Carter Cathcart

James Carter Cathcart

Voice Actor, Duart Film and Video
New York/New Jersey – based writer, producer, musician and voiceover artist James Carter Cathcart attended the Interlochen Arts Academy for his high school years, winning top honors as a classical and jazz pianist. | | As a teen member of the eclectic New Heavenly Blue, JCC performed... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

5:00pm

Michele Knotz - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Michele Knotz

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

5:00pm

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life
Yushi Inaba is forced into an awkward living situation at his uncle's house after his parents pass away. He decides that when he goes to high school, he's going to live on his own, and finds an ultra-cheap apartment named Kotobuki-so. But it was a monster apartment, filled with monsters, humans, and ghosts! At first, Yuki doesn't know how to deal with these eerie monsters, but after spending time with these strange creatures his closed heart gradually begins to open...


Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

5:00pm

Cosplay for Anyone: Body Painting and other FX
Find yourself cosplaying characters of non-human skin tone but have no idea how to achieve the perfect Beast Boy green or Lapis blue? We'll show you the Do's and Dont's of body paint along with plenty of tips and tricks for a successful paint job.


Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:20pm
Panel 4 (IC 405) Instructional Center room 405

5:00pm

My Love Story!
Takeo Goda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him! (They always go for his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa.) Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn! Takeo can hardly believe it when he crosses paths with Yamato again, and he finds himself falling in love with her… But with handsome Sunakawa around, does Takeo even stand a chance?


Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

5:00pm

Registration
Registration
No tickets are sold at the door. Make sure you purchase your tickets online at https://kotoricon2018.eventbrite.com
If you are under 18 you will need to come with an adult who has a ticket as well. If the adult is not a parent you need a signed permission form which is found at https://goo.gl/forms/IFwr06GtyGmZGJR83
You will need to show ID.

Saturday January 6, 2018 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Security & KotoriCon Operations (IC447) Instructional Center Room 447

5:30pm

Seduce Me the Otome Panel! with Michaela Laws
Did you play Seduce Me or Seduce Me 2? Got questions? We have answers directly from the writer herself! Come on in and meet Michaela Laws while getting your questions answered!  My "Seduce Me the Otome" panel would mainly be about my main romance game series; a Q&A of sorts for the story, characters, and building of the game.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

5:30pm

Awesome Anime You May Have Missed
There’s lots of fantastic anime out today, but what about earlier shows not in the public eye today?  There is plenty of stuff with great stories, animation, and historical significance that paved the way for today.  This panel takes a look at pre-2000 anime you may not have heard of but are equally worth your attention.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panel 5 (IC 407) Instructional Center room 407

6:00pm

What the Pho?: A Foodie's Guide to Asian Eating
Food fans unite! The Slants help you discover new types of Asian cuisine, how to find quality eateries, and answer questions about the dishes you’ve always been afraid to try yourself.


Saturday January 6, 2018 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

6:00pm

Jamie McGonnigal - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Jamie McGonnigal.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

6:00pm

Natalie Hoover - Autographs
Meet and get an autograph from Natalie Hoover

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Room (College Center) College Center (Faculty/Staff Lounge)

6:00pm

Gabriel Dropout
An angel at the top of an angel school has descended to the human world! However, she has already acclimated to the life of the human world so much that she ends up leading a self-indulgent life, skipping school all the time and being absorbed in online games. Gabriel soon forgets about her original goal to make human beings happy and has turned into a lazy and hopeless angel, or a “sloppy angel” in short. Amazingly, she swears to continue to fully enjoy the pleasure of various entertainments of the human world


Saturday January 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

6:00pm

Kemono Friends
The story takes place in Japari Park, an enormous integrated zoo built somewhere in this world. A mysterious substance found there, called "Sand Star," causes the animals to turn into humanoid beings called "Animal Girls"! These new creatures spend every day peacefully with the zoo's visitors... but after some time, a lost child turns up in the park. The child's attempt to find the way home turns into a great adventure with the Animal Girls! 


Saturday January 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

6:30pm

Bob Ross Memorial Art Contest
Contestants will be supplied with random art supplies, and will follow along the instructions of a Bob Ross video to create a masterpiece in a limited time. Winners will be selected by an panel of art critics and celebrities!

Saturday January 6, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Art Room IC 437 Instructional Center 437

6:30pm

Kazha
Kazha represents a new future of the world music: a fusion of cultures and musical view points that create their sound. Kazha is a rock band formed by a singer/songwriter Kazuha Oda. Kazuha Oda has worked over 20 different records/projects from classic to heavy metal music in Japan.

Speakers

Saturday January 6, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

6:30pm

Nanbaka Panel with Daman Mills and Alejandro Saab
Jump into the daily life of Nanba Prison, filled with laughs, sparkles, action, drama, bromance, and sparkles! Join inmates Daman Mills, the voice of Jyugo, and Alejandro Saab, the voice of Uno, for a wacky, sparkle-packed action/comedy! Did we mention there are sparkles?


Saturday January 6, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

6:30pm

Natsuyuki Rendezvous
Ryosuke works part-time as a florist where he begins to fall for the owner, Rokka. Eight years ago, Rokka decided to give up on love but one day, due to circumstances, Ryosuke ends up in Rokka's apartment where he runs into a half-naked man. Having mixed emotions, he realizes that this man is her late husband's ghost. However, Rokka is unable to see him. Will Ryosuke be able to pursue his love despite the presence of her late husband?


Saturday January 6, 2018 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Video 2 (IC 444) Instructional Center Room 444

7:00pm

Digimon Tri: Coexistence
It's been six years since that summer adventure when Taichi Yagami and the rest of the DigiDestined crossed over to the Digital World. And nearly three years have passed since the final battle between Hikari Yagami's group and BelialVamdemon. As the peaceful days passed by, at some point the gate to the Digital World closed. Not even the DigiDestined know what caused this, and time alone continues to pass.


Saturday January 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video 3 (IC 442) Instructional Center Room 442

7:00pm

Food Wars! The Third Plate
Shokugeki no Soma centers on Yukihira Soma, a middle school student who is determined to surpass his father’s culinary skills. One day, his father decides to close down their family restaurant and hone his skills in Europe. Before leaving he enrolls Soma in an elite culinary school that is extremely difficult to enter with a graduation rate of only 10 percent. Will Soma be able to improve his skills, or will the kitchen prove to be too hot?


Saturday January 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Video 1 (IC 404) Instructional Center Room 404

7:00pm

Beauty and the Beast (2017)
The Live Action adaption of a tale of a young woman whose father has been imprisoned by a terrifying beast offers herself in his place, unaware that her captor is actually a prince, physically altered by a magic spell. Starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans. . PG


Saturday January 6, 2018 7:00pm - 9:15pm
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

7:30pm

Cosplay 101 with Crystal Soul Cosplay
Confused on types of fabrics or parts to go with a pattern? Want to learn techniques with Eva foam and leather? Come meet Crystal Soul Cosplay and ask questions! This husband and wife duo, Joe and Jojo, have been cosplaying together for about 6 years. The love of anime and conventions brought these two together and they have been to over 45+ each and have done many cosplays together.


Saturday January 6, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panel 4 (IC 405) Instructional Center room 405

7:45pm

Anime Dating Game with +2 Comedy
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had the chance to go on a date with your favorite anime character? Well Anime Dating Game is your chance to make your dreamship happen!

Speakers
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Noah Houlihan

+2 Comedy is the top geek stand-up comedy group on the East Coast. They have appeared at over 60 conventions since 2010. Their 18+ panels have thrilled, educated, and intrigued audiences from Otakon to GKE Classic. 


Saturday January 6, 2018 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center

8:45pm

Closing Ceremony
Thank the volunteers, college staff, performers, panelists, vendors & attendees. Announce the theme for KotoriCon 2018!

Saturday January 6, 2018 8:45pm - 9:00pm
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center