Join Browncoat Bellydance for a special demo and hands on class!! Browncoat Bellydance aims to misbehave and create an environment in which performance artists can find an outlet for their geekier sides.
Show me your moves! It's the new and improved cosplay lip sync battle! 12 will enter, 1 will win all the glory, and a prize. Your choice of song, but keep in mind it needs to be suitable for everyone. Songs should be around two minutes long. Let's have fun and see some great performances!
Join the Asheville Kendo Club as they demonstrate discipline through the art of kendo with the application and principles of the shinai. This will be a demonstration and workshop where you will be able to learn the basics of Kendo as well.
AARC's 2017 cosplay contest! All costumes, whether an original work or inspired, will be accepted but there are limited spots this year. The categories will include Adult Beginner, Adult Journeyman, Youth, and Group. Once all spots are filled, signup will end so bring your best cosplay game as early as you can. Signups will start when the bottom floor opens will allow you to choose your judging time. Judging starts at 12 and ends at 4:30 with the last spot being avaliable at 4:25 with a focus on craftmanship and creativity. The stage walk happen when the contest starts at 5:30 and winning contestants annouced after. Good luck on your projects and see you at the covention!
BORDERLINE PANELS: Absolute. Destiny. Apocalypse. If you're a fan of the likes of Sailor Moon, Madoka Magica, Steven Universe, or inexplicably nascar, then this panel is just for you! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the icon anime franchise Revolutionary Girl Utena is explored in this panel full of sword fights, dashing princes, floating castles and more. Get ready for a fresh dose of revolution!
BORDERLINE PANELS: Meguca must fight. Night is coming. Why this? Madoka Magica was undeniably a staple of the anime community, tearing apart 4chan threads and rolling heads with its sudden plot twists, genre shifts, and the good old bait and switch. If you continue to cry over this despair-coaster of an anime, then you're among friends. This panel, recapping the moments that made us cry and the moments that made us want to protect Homura, will explore what this franchise has in store for us in the future (don't worry, it's still not done). Diving into every gem of this show, hidden or otherwise, we have a lot to share. Just don't lose your head. Or your girlfriend.
How many times have you been told to watch AKIRA or Princess Mononoke or Summer Wars? A lot, probably! And you might haven already seen those anyway. In this panel, hear about 10 anime films that are definitely worth checking out that you may not have been recommended before! Who knows what will make it onto the list!?
Some people are known for scientific discoveries, others are known for their charitable work, but some are known for the extraordinarily circumstances that lead to their fame. This is a panel discussion of rules breakers, heart breakers, and stereotypes destroyers.
For a donation of $5 Come and Build your very own PANCAKE PLUSH! We supply the kit! All Skill levels are welcome! You don't know how to sew? That's FINE! We have you covered! Come and learn! If you think you cannot sew then we will teach you! So come! begin your plushie making life with a simple pancake kit!
Ever had a desire to be a panelist? Are you currently one and want to take it to the next level? Do you just enjoy having a good time? Then this panel is for you! Join Jon from Borderline Panels as we cover what makes for a good panel, how to get in tune with both yourself and your audience, some tips and tricks that are great if done correctly, AND some other oddities and horror stories to look out for. Whether you're here to learn or to laugh, we can't wait to see you here!
Are you ready to aim for the top? Join us on the wild ride through the history of one of the most interesting and acclaimed anime studios of all time; GAINAX. We'll discuss who they are, how it all happened, and how GAINAX changed anime forever.