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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!
Guest Panel [clear filter]
Saturday, January 6
 

11:00am EST

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 EST
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

12:00pm EST

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

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

1:00pm EST

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 EST
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

2:00pm EST

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!

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

2:00pm EST

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.

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

2:30pm EST

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.

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

3:00pm EST

Danganronpa Panel Hope VS. Despair! with Natalie Hoover
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Saturday January 6, 2018 3:00pm - 3:50pm EST
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

3:30pm EST

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 EST
Panel 1 (IC 430) Instructional Center room 430

4:00pm EST

+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! 

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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 4:00pm - 4:50pm EST
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

4:30pm EST

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!

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

5:30pm EST

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.

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

5:30pm EST

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.

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

6:00pm EST

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 EST
Kawaii Stage (BCC 500) Business Center Room 500

7:45pm EST

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 EST
Fine Arts Stage Fine Arts Center