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Everyone here at Anime USA is excited you’ve come to join us this year as we celebrate Japanese fashion for 2014! This schedule will provide you with descriptions, locations, and times for each event taking place at Anime USA. We’ve brought together an amazing group of musicians, voice actors, fashion designers, artists, cosplayers, educational guests, DJs, vendors, maids, and hosts to bring you an Anime USA like never before. Enjoy panels, workshops, AMV showings, dances, games, and more! 
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Thursday, October 2
 

7:00pm

I Workout — A Cosplayer's Guide to Fitness
Have you ever wondered how to get that superhero body but have no idea even where to start? I this panel, I will walk you through the basics of how to get into a workout routine, how to analyze your body type to determine what workout regimen would best benefit you, and how to eat a nutritious diet.

Thursday October 2, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Social Issues in Cosplay
With the growth of the cosplay community both online and offline, cosplayers have been noticing greater amounts of issues with their hobby. This can include harassment on many levels (Fat-Shaming, Racial Hate, Fandom Hate, ect.), the growth and issues of online popularity, as well as the growth of competition through craftsmanship and other means. This panel is to help cosplayers and non-cosplayers have a open discussion about these growing issues, spread awareness of cosplay issues and find either immediate or long term solutions to them.

Thursday October 2, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

50 Years of Anime Openings
It's the first night of the con, so why not relax, unwind, and take a look at how far anime has evolved, using only the openings as a lens. Selections taken from every decade of television anime will highlight emerging trends, experimentation, and elements of style incorporated by content creators for growing audiences.

Thursday October 2, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Maid Café Meet & Greet
Meet the maids of My Cup of Tea Maid Café

Thursday October 2, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Masquerade Magic!
From concept to reality.  Have an awesome idea for a skit and don’t know how to make it come to life? Talk to some veteran cosplayers and find out how to make your dreams a reality. This panel will discuss how to make that cosplay skit dream a plausible reality.

Thursday October 2, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Guided Tour of the Hotel
Take a guided tour of the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, the hotel that hosts Anime USA!

Thursday October 2, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Anime Parliament
Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament ® is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case! But remember: be ready for a debate, because you’ll certainly get one.

Thursday October 2, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

That Shouldn't Fit! — The Hentai Panel (18+)
Exactly what it sounds like. Heh. Heh. Heh.

Thursday October 2, 2014 11:00pm - Friday October 3, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Wild World of Go Nagai (18+)
This is an established panel on the life and times of Go Nagai. Topics covered include Early life, Clips from his shows and art from his Manga. Talks about how he became and maintained being a pioneer in manga/anime.

Thursday October 2, 2014 11:00pm - Friday October 3, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
 
Friday, October 3
 

11:00am

Karaoke: Open Mic
Friday October 3, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Artist Alley
Artist Alley is the home for Anime USA’s artists. Here they can show off their works, talk shop with other artists, and interact with their fans. All levels of expertise and discipline are welcome—our artists run the gamut from local amateurs to professionals and from illustrators to craftmakers. Stop by and browse the original work for sale, or commission a custom piece at the next Anime USA event.

Friday October 3, 2014 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Artist Alley (Hall B South) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30pm

Final Fantasy: Love it or Hate it, They Still Have All Your $$

This fun panel will give fans of the seemingly never-ending Final Fantasy series an outlet to discuss, complain, nerd rage, & generally get together to go over the many everything's of the FF universe. 


Friday October 3, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Wig Dyeing 101

You can dye a wig? Yes you can! Come to this panel to learn what wigs to dye and what materials to use along with other basic tricks to start custom coloring your own wigs.


Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

LARP: Sign-up
Sign-up for the LARP!

Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: LARP (Hoover) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Karaoke: Lyrics 101
Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

7 Sega Saturn Games you Should've Played

Remember when Sega released a system to compete with the Playstation? You don't? Well, regardless, check out this panel to see seven lesser-known games passed over by the gaming public.


Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

School Days! A History of Japanese School Uniforms

Discover the history of Japanese school uniforms, the people who designed them, and find out how Japanese teenagers became the best dressed and fashionable school kids in the world.


Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Hall Cosplay Check-In
Check-in timeframe for Hall Cosplay Contest participants only.

Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Hall Cosplay Contest (Wilson B & C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Ace of Diamond (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Ergo Proxy (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

NANA (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Rail Wars (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Console & Arcade Gaming
Anime USA’s video game room offers a wide variety of console games as well as rhythm arcade games—all on free-play!Check out the latest titles, challenge your friends, try something new, or play a classic game.

Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

My Cup of Tea Maid Café

My Cup of Tea is Anime USA’s proprietary Maid Café that began operation in 2009. We pride ourselves in providing attendees with an experience like that of a authentic Japanese maid café. Maid cafés employ waitresses in uniforms who serve customers with an upbeat attitude, while providing a laid-back and fun atmosphere for all to enjoy. Common in our café is the concept of “moe”, which is essentially lots of cuteness!

My Cup of Tea allows Anime USA attendees with opportunity to experience an interactive and affordable lunch experience during the Anime USA convention. We offer games available to play with a maid of your choosing, a photo opportunities with your friends and maids, adorable dance performances, and chances to participate in karaoke competitions, all while being able to enjoy a delicious meal.

Visit us for a one-of-a-kind experience at the next Anime USA event.


Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Stone's Throw Restaurant: Maid Café 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Dealers Room
The Dealers Room is Anime USA’s marketplace. We’ve got everything from industry dealers to small businesses and independent retailers. The Dealers Room also features merchandise from our guests, our convention artists, our business sponsors, and Anime USA itself. Whether you’re looking for your favorite anime, a rare collectible, the perfect gift, or anything else you could possibly want, the Dealers Room is the place to be.

Friday October 3, 2014 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Dealer Room (Lincoln 2–6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

How Do I Cosplay?

You've seen plenty of people at cons doing it, so it can't be too hard but you just don't know where to start. This panel will teach you how to choose a character, figure out what materials you need, find materials and put together your costume. Only extreme beginners need apply, if you've made a cosplay before you're probably overqualified!


Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Kimono: Fashion of the Past and Present
Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

LARP: Game Master Meeting
A meeting for the game masters of the LARP.

Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: LARP (Hoover) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

ACross Japan

Ever wonder how a family can travel comfortably Across Japan on a budget? Follow the Cross family as they share how they did it on their own with the help of the Internet, friends and a very useful guide book. Then YOU CAN do it, too!


Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Anime Rest Stop: Con Stories & Fan Glory

Anime has spanned many decades with different trends, ideas, and philosophies that continue to challenge and change the spectrum of entertainment. From the humble beginnings of Astro Boy to the colossal heights of Attack on Titan, come witness the past, present, and future of anime and the global fandom that keeps it alive today.


Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Make Your Own JRPG

Is RPGMaker too intimidating? Come join us as we explain the ins and outs of this amazing game engine. This is a basic rundown of how to use the tools, what parts you will need to focus on, and where to even begin in the game design process.


Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

The Study Abroad Life in Japan

Every year the number of international students in Japan is increasing, mostly thanks to an active government policy to host 300,000 foreign students in Japan by 2020. This class will prepare you with information and cultural insight to pursue study abroad in Japan!


Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Fashion 101
Explore our 2014 theme with a brief look at the four areas of our themed programming—traditional Japanese fashion, contemporary Japanese fashion movements, cosplay and fan fashions, and character design. Preview the myriad panels and workshops offered, and learn about some of our fashion guests.

Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Manga Library by AnimeNEXT
Looking for a place to sit down and relax in between events? Is there a manga series you’ve been meaning to read, but have never gotten a chance to look at? Then look no further than the Manga Library. Each year, Anime USA hosts the Manga Library, presented and curated by our friends at AnimeNEXT. Enjoy reading one of a multitude of volumes of manga available in the tranquil atmosphere provided by the Manga Library. You’ll be sure to find to Manga Librarians will be on-site to answer your questions.

Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Manga Library (Washington 4) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Art Show
Art show is a silent auction where you can bid and win your favorite piece. Art show contains a variety of original art and fan art in many different mediums. Pieces range from paintings to prints to sculptures.

Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Art Show (Washington 4) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Karaoke
Friday October 3, 2014 2:00pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Black Butler (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Card Captor Sakura (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Free, Season 2 (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Princess Princess (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Japanese Dolls: Washcloth Ninjas
Join Japanese doll instructor and enthusiast Anne Cox for this hands-on class, focusing on Washcloth Ninja dolls. Attendees will be able to make a traditional doll to take home with them. This workshop is suitable for children.

Friday October 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Kill la Kill and Feminism
Since its premiere, there has hardly been a more contentious topic than Kill la Kill and its relationship to feminism. Are positive female portrayals buried too deeply under offensive battlesuits? We'll consider a number of perspectives and delve into Kill La Kill and what it means for any fandom-feminist cause.

Friday October 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Anime USA Launch Party!
Come party with us!

Friday October 3, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

LARP
LARP

Friday October 3, 2014 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: LARP (Hoover) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Hall Cosplay Sign-up
Come sign-up for the Hall Cosplay Contest!

Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Hall Cosplay Contest (Wilson B & C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Various AMVs from the Past
Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Masquerade 101

Have you always wanted to be in a con masquerade but never knew where to start? Well look no further! Learn how to go from an idea to a performance and get started on your way to showing your love on the stage!


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Big Bads: A Look at the Mythical Adversary
From dread gods to vengeful forces, the idea of the adversary has been formed and revised countless times over the centuries. This panel explores the notion of the adversary as it appears in classical mythology, and how it has been applied to modern media.

Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Steve Blum's Amazing 2014
It's a surprise. Not really! Come see Steve Blum discuss what's up in 2014.

Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Let's All Love Lain

A look into the wild world of Serial Experiments Lain. Half discussion, half lecture to talk about everything Lain related. Possible spoilers.


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Nico Nico Douga Dancers: A History

Curious as to where dances to popular Vocaloid songs like Happy Synthesizer and Luka Luka Night Fever originated from? This panel will tell you that and much more! Join us as we uncover a world of dancers and choreographers that build today’s Vocaloid and anime dance culture.


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Strong Female Characters in Fiction

What makes a well-defined character? What makes characters relatable, interesting and deep? Why is it that female characters are rarely given the same depth and definition of their male counterparts?  We bring you some of the best examples of strong female characters and why they stand tall on their own merits. A product of Substandard Science.


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Ancient Japanese Costuming
Most think of the Heian period (794-1172) as "Ancient Japan."  But Japan (and Japanese costume) was around for centuries before that.  Come learn about what the residents of Amato wore before Heian-jidai.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Ergo Proxy (4-6)
Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Hamatora (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Nobunaga Concerto (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Super Gals (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:30pm

Kristin Costa Fashion Show
See the latest fashions on the Anime USA runway by alternative fashion designer, Kristin Costa!

ARTIST STATEMENT: All of my work begins with a psychological concept and expands on a theme, often into a series or collection. I like to explore different facets of the ideas, and leave the works open ended enough to reflect what the viewer brings with them upon experiencing it. 

Theme & Educational Guests
KC

Kristin Costa

Fashion Designer
Kristin Costa is an alternative fashion designer, costume designer, and artist. She studied fine arts and teaching at Pratt Institute and works in and around New York and New Jersey on her fashion line, freelance costuming, modeling, vending, blogging, and making art. She's worked on films, television shows, commercials, dance productions, plays, window displays, and puppet shows. Having worked with Izquierdo Studios in NYC, she's worked on... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

This Is Otakudom

Several high school anime fans get together to go to an anime con! See this original fan parody by Scott Meltzer once again on the big screen!


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Cosplay Fabric Swap

Have some extra material you don't want anymore? Too many buttons weighing you down? Want to see if there's something out there you're missing? Come check out Anime USA's Fabric Swap Meet, where you just might find some treasure in someone else's leftovers!


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Yakuza: History and Ritual
The Yakuza are a series of contradictions. To most, they are the scum of the earth. Amongst themselves, they are the heroes of Japan and its last true samurai. JoinLord Ramirez as he goes into the mysterious history and bizarre practices of Japan’s criminal underworld.

Theme & Educational Guests
LR

Lord Ramirez

Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the United States. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun. | | His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Here's Johnny... Yong Bosch

What's it like being Johnny? Find out or just sit in the back of the room making mean faces. I guess you could find something else to do like roam the halls or do homework but… lame. Show up; it's free.


Industry Guests
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.  | | After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

A Foot in the Door: Video Game Design

Getting into the Video Gaming Industry has always been shrouded in mystery for a variety of reasons. This informational panel will try to unveil the mystery and provide some training resources that may help get your foot in the door.


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Figures to the Max!

This panel will go over all the what, where, when, how, & “WTF, I want that!”s of figure collecting. 


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Lost in Adaptation

When franchises are adapted from one media to another, things are always lost in the change. Meanings, ideas or the overall plot can change wildly. From video games to movies, comics to television or even just manga to anime, come with us to delve into these wild changes and discover what happened along the way. A product of SubStandard Science.


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

What is Kantai? Your Guide to 'Shipping Ships and Saving the Seas

Kantai Collection is the latest craze to come out of Japan, and currently is one of the most popular online games in the world. Come learn everything you need to know ship girls, their war against aliens, and most important of all how to ‘ship your ships!


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Before the Obi
Beautiful, elaborately tied obi are the most striking aspect of traditional Japanese dress.  But there was a time when the obi was just a tiny cord that you hid from view.  In this lecture, we'll look at the Japanese men's and women's dress from the Nara period to the rise of the obi in Edo-jidai.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Tournament: Soul Calibur V
Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Hall Cosplay Judging
The judging session for the Hall Cosplay Contest participants. Attendance is required for Hall Cosplay Contest participants.

Friday October 3, 2014 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Hall Cosplay Contest (Wilson B & C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Arevollen (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

NANA (4-6)
Friday October 3, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Princess Princess (4-6)
Friday October 3, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Rail Wars (4-6)
Friday October 3, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Rurouni Kenshin Live Action
Friday October 3, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Autograph Session: Johnny Yong Bosch & Michele Knotz
Industry Guests
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.  | | After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went... Read More →
MK

Michele Knotz

Voice Actor
This year is bringing back another fan favorite guest, Michele Knotz! You may have heard of Michele Knotz from a little-known anime series called Pokémon. Now in its 17th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before Season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many other Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, “The Mastermind of... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Fabric Choices: Learning the Weave and its Use
Cosplay Guests
JH

Joshua Hart

Costume Designer, Fashion Designer, and Model, J.Hart Design
Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience, Joshua strives to produce works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate... Read More →

Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Women in Japanese Folklore
Women have always had many roles in Japanese folklore. Learn about some of the different characters and stories in this fun and informative educational panel.

Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Schwarz Stein Q&A Session
A live Q&A session with Visual Kei duo, Schwarz Stein!

Musical Acts
SS

Schwarz Stein

In 2002, vocalist and lyricist, Kaya, teamed up with composer, Hora, to form Schwarz Stein. Schwarz Stein is a electronic/darkwave duo, produced by Mana of Moi dix Mois (ex-Malice Mizer). In July of the same year, they released their debut single, "Perfect Garden" under Mana's label, Midi:Nette. Soon after, they released their first full-length album, "Vogue Children". They quickly rose to popularity due to their signature gothic aesthetic in... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Final Fantasy XIV Meetup
A meetup for fans of Final Fantasy XIV.

Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

How to Build an Arcade Stick—Next Gen

So the next generation of consoles has come out and your old arcade stick no longer works. Well no worries! We will show you he to build a new one or modify the old!  Learn all you need to know to fight on into the future on weapons from the past. We will go over the basics of how to create or modify your own arcade authentic joystick controller, and how to use older generation controllers on newer consoles like the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U.


Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Valkyria Chronicles: A Love Story, A War & Some Snipers

An in-depth look at the Valkyria Chronicles videogame series, its ins and outs, and its other gameplay aspects. 


Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Kristin Costa
Take a glimpse into the life of New York alternative fashion designer, Kristin Costa.

Theme & Educational Guests
KC

Kristin Costa

Fashion Designer
Kristin Costa is an alternative fashion designer, costume designer, and artist. She studied fine arts and teaching at Pratt Institute and works in and around New York and New Jersey on her fashion line, freelance costuming, modeling, vending, blogging, and making art. She's worked on films, television shows, commercials, dance productions, plays, window displays, and puppet shows. Having worked with Izquierdo Studios in NYC, she's worked on... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Formal Ball Lessons
Prepare for the formal ball! Learn various formal dances just in time for our Formal Ball at 8:00pm on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

AMV Contest Showing/Voting

Come see what the talented AMV editors have submitted this year for you, the fans, to judge! You get to enjoy the hard work of others, and tell us which one you think stands above the rest. Come out and enjoy! Votes will be taken during this session and Saturday's session. A final show and awards will be given out on Sunday's session.


Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Club Ikemen Paradise Host Club
A night club dedicated to serving up dreams. Club Ikemen Paradise is sure to meet your expectations. Come enjoy a glass of wine, a luxurious bottle of champagne, a plate of delicious truffles, or all three with one of our endearing and graciously handsome Hosts. Club Ikemen Paradise allows attendees to experience a unique dining experience that will delight the senses. Our Hosts are sure to entertain with table games and more. Watch our talented Hosts sing and dance, or order up a private Karaoke Room with the Host of your choosing. Enjoy a photo opportunity for you and your friends. Check out ”Club Ikemen Paradise” for an unforgettable experience.

Friday October 3, 2014 6:00pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00am
Stone's Throw Restaurant: Host Club 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:30pm

Cosplay Dance-Off

Ever wonder what it would be like if your favorite characters, heroes, villains, pirates and ninjas stopped fighting and instead danced away their differences? Well come to the dance off and find out. A hip-hop, classical and street exhibition like no other.


Friday October 3, 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Cosplay Through History

So you think Cosplay is something new, huh?  Not even close!  In the 19th century, the Victorians had a passion for dressing as medieval people and even staging jousting tournaments. Meanwhile, medieval people were crazy for dressing up as Romans.  And let's not forget Marie Antoinette's thing for dressing as a milkmaid!  In this lecture, we'll explore dressing up as people from other time periods...in other time periods.


Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

A Brief History of Yokai
From Godzilla to Pokemon, Japan is monster country. And all of Japan's monsters have their roots in the bizarre menagerie of creatures called yokai. Come learn the history behind yokai--a journey from the invisible monsters of the Heian period to the yokai catalogs of Edo.

Theme & Educational Guests
ZD

Zack Davisson

Manga Translator, Writer, and Scholar
Zack Davisson is a manga translator and a writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press and a contributing writer to Weird Tales and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he translates Shigeru Mizuki’s manga for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner-nominated Showa: A History of Japan, and for... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

The Lauren Landa Panel
Come and see voice actress, Lauren Landa!

Industry Guests
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Costume Jewelry: The Fake & The Fabulous
Costume jewelry is not just for theater--it's the search for a high-class look on the common man's budget. Come learn about the history of "costume" jewelry--from your Aunt's "antiques" to high-tech synthetic stones, and learn a few tricks for telling the real from the really cheap.When you play the game of stones, you play to win.

Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Free, Season 2 (4-6)
Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Gankutsuou (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Paradise Kiss (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Sailor Moon Crystal (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Tournament: Guilty Gear XRD
Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Anime Jeopardy
Play a game of Jeopardy, anime-style!

Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Shoujo Rock Heaven

Shoujo Rock Heaven is a returning panel featuring a large variety of all-girl bands who play rock, punk, and metal in Japan. We aim to share as many interesting and unique groups as we can in one of the most overlooked areas of Japanese music that is worth paying attention too.


Friday October 3, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:30pm

Autograph Session: Schwarz Stein
Industry Guests
K

Kaya

Lead Singer, Schwarz Stein
Kaya is pleased to return to Anime USA! Kaya performed as a solo act in 2009 and is returning with keyboardist and programmer, Hora, as part of the visual kei duo, Schwarz Stein. In addition to his appearance as part of Schwarz Stein, Kaya will be hosting a exclusive authentic Japanese-style tea party for attendees of Anime USA 2014. This tea party will include various teas, delicious pastries and other edibles, and an intimate karaoke-style mini... Read More →

Musical Acts
SS

Schwarz Stein

In 2002, vocalist and lyricist, Kaya, teamed up with composer, Hora, to form Schwarz Stein. Schwarz Stein is a electronic/darkwave duo, produced by Mana of Moi dix Mois (ex-Malice Mizer). In July of the same year, they released their debut single, "Perfect Garden" under Mana's label, Midi:Nette. Soon after, they released their first full-length album, "Vogue Children". They quickly rose to popularity due to their signature gothic aesthetic in... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:30pm

Autograph Session: Steve Blum
Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:30pm

Awesomely Bad Japanese Music Videos

Just when you thought you were safe, Awesomely Bad is back to unleash a whole new onslaught of wild, weird, and awful Japanese music videos for you to indulge in! Bring yourself, bring your friends, bring complete strangers and prepare to experience the deep hurting!


Friday October 3, 2014 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Masquerade Audio Recording 101
Learn the ins-and-outs of recording an audio track for a cosplay masquerade.

Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Kill la Kill and the Transformation of Japan (Otogi-zoshi Edition)
On the surface, Trigger's latest anime explosion seems to be more about boobs and butts than anything else. But dig a little deeper and themes of state-sponsored fascism, elevated gods, the perils of war, and the construction of identity all shine through. This panel looks at the series as an extended analogy for Meiji Japan, the reconstruction of Shinto, and the quest for a unified Japan…cloaked in enough fanservice to make anyone blush.

Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

J. Michael Tatum Q&A Session
A Q&A session with fan-favorite voice actor, J. Michael Tatum—the voice behind Sebastian Michaelis, Rikichi, Kyoya Ootori, and more!

Industry Guests
JM

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer
Voice actor, ADR director, and fanboy, J Michael Tatum is returning to Anime USA by popular demand. First seen at Anime USA 2009 and again at Anime USA 2011, Tatum delighted fans with his humorous tales. Tatum has spent years in what might be described as a freefall before accidentally landing in the industry of his dreams. Discovered by ADR director, Christopher Bevins and cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's luck has held out, giving... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

History of Cross-cultural Fashion Borrowing
Ever seen those 18th century paintings of French women dressed as harem girls?  What about the craze for all things Japanese in the 1890s?  Did you know there was even a brief trend for ruffs and breeches in 16th century Japan?  Cross-cultural fashion borrowing has been going on for as long as humans have had other cultures to borrow from.  This lecture will explore the interesting and weird borrowings throughout history.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Formal Ball: The Fashionista's Masked Ball
Put on your “Blue Suede Shoes” and get in “Vogue”. The Fashionista’s Masked Ball is coming up at AnimeUSA 2014. You’ll waltz, swing and cha-cha the night away to the most fashionable songs we can find and only the most stylish décor will grace our ballroom.  Masks will be provided on a first come first serve basis; but as always, you can make your own.

We request that no masks cover your entire head. Since there is an active dance floor, having full use of your peripheral vision will be critical. A helpful tip for those of you who have glasses and aren’t sure how to get a mask to work but would like to make or wear one: You can enlarge the holes where the string goes so that it will fit the arms of your glasses and possibly enlarge the eye holes as well.

The dress code is the same as it always has been. Semi-formal to formal. Long formal outfits cannot have anything that trails behind, as it’s a hazard to the other dancers. No blue Jeans, sneakers, mini skirts, mesh shirts, crop tops, work boots, t-shirts, tank tops etc…. Formal cosplay is also welcome.

Because it’s a fashion theme, we understand that people may want to wear fashionable pumps. PLEASE keep the heels short. Take it from some of our experienced ballroom dancers and a lovers of 6+ inch heels. The higher the heel, the more difficult it is to dance and the more likely you are to get hurt and miss the rest of the show. Cha-Cha and Swing are super fun and faster than the waltz’s you’re used to. A high heel will make it difficult to keep your balance, and your movement will be restricted because your ankles won’t move as freely as they do in a shorter heel.

We will have dance liaisons roaming the floor like we did last year. To make them more recognizable, they will be clearly marked with a corsage to indicate that they are part of the ball staff and you can safely dance with them. These liaisons are well versed in ballroom dance and will be introduced at the dance lesson prior to the ball, and right before the ball itself. The liaisons are there to make sure you can make the most of your time at the dance, so don’t be shy if they invite you onto the floor, or if you’re eager to get out there, feel free to ask them yourself!

Friday October 3, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Black Butler Live Action
Friday October 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Dramatical Murder (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Nobunaga Concerto (4-6)
Friday October 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Kamikaze Girls Live Action
Friday October 3, 2014 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Buckram, Boning, and Basting

A historical look at structure in costuming.  This lecture will discuss the creative ways that people in the past gave stability and structure to their clothing and how you can use those same techniques to buttress and bolster your costume.


Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

How Not to be an Otaku Creeper
How to interact with otaku without getting a harassment charge, kicked out of your favorite convention, or being "that guy” or “that girl.”

Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Musical Q&A with Johnny Yong Bosch

Have you ever wanted to waste your time singing about totally random stuff? Me neither… until I decided to come up with this totally random panel!


Industry Guests
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.  | | After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Analyzing Anime 101

Want to get more out of your favorite show? Want to see hidden depths, or understand the latest widget series? Class is in session! Learn from a veteran fan and panelist how to take a series apart, expose its secrets, find (or create) deeper meaning, and have fun doing it!


Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Defaming the Sacred: Critical Looks at Pop and Classic Anime

This panel will be taking a critical look at some of the most beloved & popular anime that have come out in the past & recently. In this panel, feels are defamed, beloved series are ruined forever, & people’s buttons will be pressed, so bring lots of tolerance & open-mindedness.


Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

In the Name of the Moon: A Sailor Moon Documentary

In the Name of the Moon is a documentary about the 9 college friends who formed La Soldier, A Sailor Moon cosplay group. Exploring themes of fandom, cosplay, growing up, we see how passion unites and pushes us to do what we never thought was possible.


Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Steampunk Fashion 101

Join Anime USA’s resident steampunks for their third annual spirited discussion about steampunk fashions. Witness rather civilized debates about the merits of spats v. gaiters, ways to repurpose your grandmother’s old mink collars, and how much bustle skirt is too much bustle skirt.


Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

AMV Experience by Gene Starwind 21122
Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Tournament: Killer Instinct
Friday October 3, 2014 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:30pm

Mika Takeuchi Q&A Session
A Q&A session with fashion designer, Mika Takeuchi.

Theme & Educational Guests
MT

Mika Takeuchi

Fashion Designer, MIKA TAKEUCHI
Japanese fashon brand Mika Takeuchi in a Neo Gothic collection, debuts July 2014. Mika Takeuchi's name might not sound familiar, but she has been designing for the h. NAOTO brand since 2000. Mika Takeuchi was the mastermind designer behind the popular FRILL, HONEY, and h.jelly brands. The MIKA TAKEUCHIbrand will be her first solo offering and the first of many gothic styles produced by the new Antigone's fashion... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Beneath the Skirt: Cages, Bustles & More
Cosplay Guests
JH

Joshua Hart

Costume Designer, Fashion Designer, and Model, J.Hart Design
Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience, Joshua strives to produce works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate... Read More →

Friday October 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Basic Rope Bondage (18+)

Sciguy has been rigging for BDSM for over seven years, and has taught rope bondage for three. Let him show you the ropes and learn the basics of how to tie up your partner! This is an introductory panel that will demonstrate safety, basic single and two-column restraints, and harnesses.


Friday October 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Akame ga Kill (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Princess Princess (7-9)
Friday October 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Sword Art Online, Season 2 (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Anime Parliament

Welcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament® is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case! But remember: be ready for a debate, because you’ll certainly get one.


Friday October 3, 2014 10:00pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:30pm

Why Sailor Moon Matters
Join Charlene Ingram of VIZ Media for the official Sailor Moon Panel. In this panel, we'll take an in-depth look at Sailor Moon: the series, the remastering, and it's lasting impact on media! This is a brand new panel, premiering for the first time at Anime USA.

Industry Guests
CI

Charlene Ingram

Senior Manager, Animation Marketing, VIZ Media
Charlene is one of the few fandom personalities to make the leap to the anime industry. A veteran cosplayer with over 16 years and 100 costumes in the hobby, she went on to be a professional costumer for some of Las Vegas’ largest resorts as well as starting a cosplayer-centric wig company. In 2009 she made the leap to the anime industry, becoming a brand manager and eventually senior brand manager for FUNimation Entertainment. After... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:30pm

Japanese Confectionery Corner 2.22: You Can (Not) Resist

Ever watch an anime and drool at the delicious parade of animated sweets? We'll introduce you to all sorts of Japanese confections & how to make them!


Friday October 3, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:30pm

How Skivvies Make the Outfit
The Importance of the Right Underwear in Costuming.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:30pm

AMV Salad 7: Late for Dinner

As the name implies, we were a year longer than expected in serving this context-free smorgasbord but here it is...hot and fresh! Bite-sized AMV goodness for the attention span deprived.


Friday October 3, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:30pm

NANA Live Action
Friday October 3, 2014 10:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Cosplay Burlesque: Seating
Seating time for the Cosplay Burlesque. The event itself takes place at 11:30pm on Friday, October 3, 2014.

Cosplay Burlesque is where fandom gets a bit naughty! Please note that this is an 18+ event. You must have an age-verified wristband to attend the event.

Friday October 3, 2014 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Cosplay Single Mingle
Meet other single cosplayers!

Friday October 3, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Friday Night Rave (Informal Dance)
Dance the night away with your friends at our informal dance!

Friday October 3, 2014 11:00pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

The Science of Socks

4:1:2.5

If you know what that means this panel is for you! Japan is a nation that loves socks. Come find out everything you need to learn about socks, from picking the right pair for your outfit to the world dominating potential of the thigh highs!


Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Re:Death
Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

AMV After Hours (18+)

Come see some of the more mature AMV submissions we’ve received over time.


Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Kokoro no Nawa: The Sensual Art of Japanese Bondage (18+)

This workshop will go beyond the basics of tying to include the subtle ways of introducing erotic aspects of Kinbaku. Students wishing to actively participate musthave experience with kinbaku/shibari. It is recommended that students come with a partner to bind and at least four lengths of 25 - 30 ft ropes. Alternatively, just come to watch. Attendance will be limited based on the space available.  No photography will be allowed.


Theme & Educational Guests
LR

Lord Ramirez

Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the United States. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun. | | His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Jo Jo's Bizzare Adventure (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Kill La Kill (1-3)
Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Cosplay Burlesque
Cosplay Burlesque is where fandom gets a bit naughty! Please note that this is an 18+ event. You must have an age-verified wristband to attend the event.

Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 1:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

BDSM in Anime, Video Games, Hentai, and Manga: The Things You Can and Can’t Do in Real Life Introduction (18+)

This introductory panel will focus on the safety and feasibility of BDSM acts seen in popular media. BDSM must be done properly to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all participants. We will demonstrate how to properly perform many of the common acts and present widelyaccepted safety precautions. We will also have a Q&A session. Our goal is to educate and promote safe, sane, and consensual kink and BDSM.


Friday October 3, 2014 11:30pm - Saturday October 4, 2014 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

AMV! Oh, the Horror!

Here is a selection of AMVs you won't see played during general viewing hours due to their creepy, abstract, and sometimes violent nature. Be brave, come in, dare to stay for the entire show, and good luck sleeping afterward.


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

Riff Theater

Inspired by Mystery Science Theater 3000 & Rifftrax, it's Riff Theater! A hilarious look at shows from the past that have us saying "What were they thinking!?" The panel offers a unique combination of riffing and standup that everyone can enjoy! Why not stop by?


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00am - 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

A Light in the Darkness: Stories Working Through Trauma (18+)

Despair and trauma happen. But how does anime deal with it - and not in war films, but in general? Using Escaflowne (mechs), Sailor Moon (shoujo), Baccano (action/fantasy), Kill la Kill, and Persona 4 the Animation, this panel talks about reconciliation, hope, and navigating yourself.


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am - 1:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

Super Mario Super Panel: Red Coin District (18+)

Hey Pizanos! Do you like playing games for prizes, heckling poorly animated TV shows, or jumping on people’s heads for coins?  Come to the Super Mario Super Panel where we screen episodes of the classic 80’s TV show, play ridiculous games and pay tribute to the Mario Bros. A product of Substandard Science.


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

18+ Dating Game
Join us for a fun little dating game! 18+ verified wristband required for entry.

Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

Bad Movie Time (21+)
Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00am

AMV Hell 7

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of AMV Hell with this all new collection of rapid-fire clips that are sure to make you laugh. The management is not responsible for uncontrollable laughter.


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00am

Akame ga Kill (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00am

Sword Art Online, Season 2 (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30am

OMG! WTF Did I Just Watch? (18+)

It's back to torment you in many more ways. We have awful pranks, comedy which defies language barriers, weird commercials, extreme wrestling highlights, music videos that will make your jaw drop, and more televised insanity which Japan enjoys on a daily basis. If you feel a little dirty afterward, you'll be in good company.


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
 
Saturday, October 4
 

9:00am

Dealers Room
The Dealers Room is Anime USA’s marketplace. We’ve got everything from industry dealers to small businesses and independent retailers. The Dealers Room also features merchandise from our guests, our convention artists, our business sponsors, and Anime USA itself. Whether you’re looking for your favorite anime, a rare collectible, the perfect gift, or anything else you could possibly want, the Dealers Room is the place to be.

Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Dealer Room (Lincoln 2–6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Influential AMVs by Justin Davis

Everyone who likes AMVs have favorites, even other editors. In fact, many AMVs serve as inspirations for the rest of fandoms. But which ones had the biggest impact? Come find out!


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Japanese Dolls: Hina Dolls
Join Japanese doll instructor and enthusiast Anne Cox for this hands-on class, focusing on Hina dolls. Attendees will be able to make a traditional doll to take home with them. This workshop is suitable for children.

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Kimono: Fashion of the Past and Present
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

But That's NOT Anime!

Anime used to be easily recognized and defined by its distinct art style and physical origin in Japan. However, in recent years it's become overwhelmingly apparent that the anime art style has influenced and been adopted by artists around the world, not just in Japan. Come explore the increasing amount of shows, both popular and obscure, that lay in this grey area of anime.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Godoka and Man: The Politics of Gen Urobuchio

What do magical girls, ancient heroes, future cops, and giant robots have to do with political thought? More than you think! Come join in a discussion of the political themes throughout the works of the popular screenwriter Gen Urobuchi. Anime fans and politicos of all stripes welcome!


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

History and Evolution of the Women's Kimono
Join Maid Alli for a talk about how the kimono has evolved throughout Japanese history and how the modern kimono was born. 

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Arevollen (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Gankutsuou (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!? (1-3)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Paradise Kiss (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Let's Pretty Cure, Precure Panel

Do you like magical girls? If so then join us in celebrating Pretty Cure's 10th anniversary! Pretty Cure is a Sunday morning anime series that airs alongside Kamen Rider and Super Sentai. We will be discussing what makes this series so special and exploring all the series from Max Heart to Happiness Charge and beyond.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Art Show
Art show is a silent auction where you can bid and win your favorite piece. Art show contains a variety of original art and fan art in many different mediums. Pieces range from paintings to prints to sculptures.

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Art Show (Washington 4) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Manga Library by AnimeNEXT
Looking for a place to sit down and relax in between events? Is there a manga series you’ve been meaning to read, but have never gotten a chance to look at? Then look no further than the Manga Library. Each year, Anime USA hosts the Manga Library, presented and curated by our friends at AnimeNEXT. Enjoy reading one of a multitude of volumes of manga available in the tranquil atmosphere provided by the Manga Library. You’ll be sure to find to Manga Librarians will be on-site to answer your questions.

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Manga Library (Washington 4) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Artist Alley
Artist Alley is the home for Anime USA’s artists. Here they can show off their works, talk shop with other artists, and interact with their fans. All levels of expertise and discipline are welcome—our artists run the gamut from local amateurs to professionals and from illustrators to craftmakers. Stop by and browse the original work for sale, or commission a custom piece at the next Anime USA event.

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00am - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Artist Alley (Hall B South) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

So you Want to Make Good AMVs?

Do you want to make an AMV but don’t know where to start? Then this is the panel for you! Come by and learn what aspects separate the good from the bad!


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Confidence Through Cosplay
Cosplay Guests
KC

KO Cosplay

Cosplayer
KO Cosplay is a gamer, cosplayer, and all around geek hailing from New York City. She dove headfirst into cosplaying, complimenting her love of video games, anime, and comic books, in 2011 and has been addicted ever since. She has completed 30 costumes so far, ranging from Angewomon of Digimon Adventure, to X-23 of Marvel Comics and to her trademark cosplay, Crimson Viper of Super Street Fighter IV and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with many more... Read More →

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

VIZ Media
VIZ Anime Featuring Neon Alley

Charlene Ingram of VIZ Media discusses the anime properties at VIZ Media, including Sailor Moon Crystal, Naruto Shippuden, Inu Yasha, and more!

Industry Guests
CI

Charlene Ingram

Senior Manager, Animation Marketing, VIZ Media
Charlene is one of the few fandom personalities to make the leap to the anime industry. A veteran cosplayer with over 16 years and 100 costumes in the hobby, she went on to be a professional costumer for some of Las Vegas’ largest resorts as well as starting a cosplayer-centric wig company. In 2009 she made the leap to the anime industry, becoming a brand manager and eventually senior brand manager for FUNimation Entertainment. After... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Intro to Documentary & Fan Filmmaking

Interested in getting into the video realm but don’t know where to start? AT Productions is here to help! We’ll discuss everything from planning, what gear to get, and editing-- we’ll even tell you what a C-47 is. No experience? No problem! Lots of experience? Come join the discussion!


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Japanese Fiction for Anime Fans

Do you love books as much as you love anime? Come to this panel for great recommendations on genre fiction and light novels! This panel will also cover anime and manga adaptations of Japanese literature and provide suggestions for publishers to follow on Tumblr and Twitter.


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Edo Style in Scale: Ball Jointed Dolls
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

The Metropolitan Japanese + English Language Community

We are a social community in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area that shares Japanese and English as a second language and acknowledges the best of both Japanese and American culture. We are thrilled to tell AnimeUSA about our language and culture community for anyone interested in studying Japanese or English as a second language or celebrating Japanese culture in the United States.


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Tournament: Injustice—Gods Among Us
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Karaoke: Open Mic
Open mic in the Karaoke room!

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

My Cup of Tea Maid Café

My Cup of Tea is Anime USA’s proprietary Maid Café that began operation in 2009. We pride ourselves in providing attendees with an experience like that of a authentic Japanese maid café. Maid cafés employ waitresses in uniforms who serve customers with an upbeat attitude, while providing a laid-back and fun atmosphere for all to enjoy. Common in our café is the concept of “moe”, which is essentially lots of cuteness!

My Cup of Tea allows Anime USA attendees with opportunity to experience an interactive and affordable lunch experience during the Anime USA convention. We offer games available to play with a maid of your choosing, a photo opportunities with your friends and maids, adorable dance performances, and chances to participate in karaoke competitions, all while being able to enjoy a delicious meal.

Visit us for a one-of-a-kind experience at the next Anime USA event.


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 5:00pm
Stone's Throw Restaurant: Maid Café 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

LARP
LARP

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00am - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: LARP (Hoover) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Hall Cosplay Check-in
Check-in timeframe for Hall Cosplay Contest participants only.

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Hall Cosplay Contest (Wilson B & C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Autograph Session: Johnny Yong Bosch
Industry Guests
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.  | | After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Ace of Diamond (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Ergo Proxy (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Rail Wards (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

xxxHolic (1-3)
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

AMV Editing by Gene Starwind 21122
Learn how to edit AMVs!

Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Fandom to Industry
Learn how Charlene Ingram went went from dressing like anime characters to working in the anime industry.

Industry Guests
CI

Charlene Ingram

Senior Manager, Animation Marketing, VIZ Media
Charlene is one of the few fandom personalities to make the leap to the anime industry. A veteran cosplayer with over 16 years and 100 costumes in the hobby, she went on to be a professional costumer for some of Las Vegas’ largest resorts as well as starting a cosplayer-centric wig company. In 2009 she made the leap to the anime industry, becoming a brand manager and eventually senior brand manager for FUNimation Entertainment. After... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

AHHHH! Video Game Cartoons

From the co-creators of the Super Mario Super Panel and some hobos off the street comes a panel that delves deeper into the horrors of 80s licensed television. Play games, win prizes and discover how poorly informed your younger self was as we rediscover these "classics" pulled from the bowels of history. A product of Substandard Science.


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Role Playing Games for Grown Ups

So you've grown up, gotten out of college, found yourself in a job, and have started to pursue a serious relationship. When will you ever find time to roleplay! We discuss how the much loved geeky past-time of roleplaying changes as you mature, grow older, and gain new responsibilities. We will cover time management, topic management, how to respect people with varying roleplaying preferences and more. We will also go over many interesting roleplaying games that you probably haven't heard of, that work well for both adult sensibilities and time schedules. Come here to learn how to make your epic 3 year longDnD campaign survive the transition into adulthood! Young and old players and GMs alike welcome!


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Geisha Make-up How To
Where to buy it.  What to buy.  What you can do without.  What to buy if you can't get the real stuff.  How to put it on.  How not to mess it up once you have it on.  Come learn all in this informative lecture.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Tea Ceremony
Join us for a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. This event is open to all attendees.

This ceremony is not to be confused with the exclusive Kaya Tea Party, taking place on Sunday. For details about the Kaya Tea Party, please visit the Info Desk.

Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Defying Gravity: Building from the Foundations

Join WyrdDaughl and GunKatCosplay for a humorous and informative introduction to crafting big props and cosplays. Benefit from our burns, melted mishaps and last-minute panic attacks, as we discuss cosplay materials and techniques for anything from fancy dresses to full plate armor.


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

"Cos, Play, Life” Film Debut and Q&A

X75 Productions proudly presents its debut film "Cos, Play, Life" followed by a Q&A session.


Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

AMV Contest Showing/Voting
Come see what the talented AMV editors have submitted this year for you, the fans, to judge! You get to enjoy the hard work of others, and tell us which one you think stands above the rest. Come out and enjoy! Votes will be taken during this session. A final show and awards will be given out on Sunday's session.

Saturday October 4, 2014 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30pm

Hall Cosplay Judging
The judging session for the Hall Cosplay Contest participants. Attendance is required for Hall Cosplay Contest participants.

Saturday October 4, 2014 12:30pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Hall Cosplay Contest (Wilson B & C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Autograph Session: Lauren Landa & J. Michael Tatum
Industry Guests
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →
JM

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer
Voice actor, ADR director, and fanboy, J Michael Tatum is returning to Anime USA by popular demand. First seen at Anime USA 2009 and again at Anime USA 2011, Tatum delighted fans with his humorous tales. Tatum has spent years in what might be described as a freefall before accidentally landing in the industry of his dreams. Discovered by ADR director, Christopher Bevins and cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's luck has held out, giving... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Children's Activities with Japan-America Society
The Japan-America Society will bring their popular Japan in a Suitcase children’s programming to Anime USA with a selection of fun games and activities for children of all ages.

Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Animedicine: From Bandages to Bullet Wounds

Ever wondered how zombies manage to spread their infection? Why did Makoto Shishio’s personality do a 180 after he was shot in the head? Why can’t hospitals in real life have rooms as large as they are in anime, and why do the patients in anime hospitals seem never to be connected to any machines? Join three real live medical students as we discuss (and debunk) the science and medicine behind your favorite anime series.


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Eyeshine Q&A Session
An open Q&A session with Eyeshine.

Musical Acts
E

Eyeshine

Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka "Polo" Yazaki (lead guitar) and Ginny Eck (bass, strings). The band's demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Nintendo History 101
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Historical Costuming 101: Research Techniques
Do you love those fabulous outfits you see in historical dramas on TV?  But you've heard that the "Authenticity Police" will get you if you show up in an outfit that isn't well-researched.  Don't be intimidated by historian costume research.  It's what I do for a living!  And I can show you how easy and fun it can be.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Gankutsuou (7-8)
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Black Butler (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Card Captor Sakura (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Free, Season 2 (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Tournament: Ultra Street Fighter IV
Saturday October 4, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30pm

Mika Takeuchi Fashion Show
The brand new autumn/winter season collection from the MIKA TAKEUCHI line will be on display in a new fashion show!

Theme & Educational Guests
MT

Mika Takeuchi

Fashion Designer, MIKA TAKEUCHI
Japanese fashon brand Mika Takeuchi in a Neo Gothic collection, debuts July 2014. Mika Takeuchi's name might not sound familiar, but she has been designing for the h. NAOTO brand since 2000. Mika Takeuchi was the mastermind designer behind the popular FRILL, HONEY, and h.jelly brands. The MIKA TAKEUCHIbrand will be her first solo offering and the first of many gothic styles produced by the new Antigone's fashion... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Men's Fashion History for Steampunks
An exploration of what Western European men wore from 1800 until around 1940 and its uses for steampunk costuming.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Stories from the Space Cowboy

Steve shows you and talks about his epic experience of working on Cowboy Bebop.


Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Cypher

A unique hip hop dance event Put on by dance team M.I.N.D. takes to the dance floor any challengers who think they have what it takes to dominate the wood. With classic and modern hip hop favorites being spun by live DJ.


Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Psychology of Anime
Anime has continuously been one of the fastest growing forms of media for the past several decades.  Anime fandom bridges many different social circles and bridges different nationalities.  Join the discussion as we explore what inherently attracts people to anime, allowing it to become what it is today. A product of Substandard Science.

Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Character Design to Costume
Join one of Anime USA’s popular art guests Kevin Bolk and popular cosplayer and long-time Anime USA mascot Chiara Scuro for a look at how we’ve brought our mascot Kaede to life over the years. Learn what goes into the themed character designs each year, and how that is transformed into a costume for our convention.

Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Book Hunting 101 and on Stalking the Wild Book: How to Make a Small Fortune Hunting Scarce Collectibles in Their Natural Habitat, Together With Some Notes on the Care and Feeding of Antiques and Rarities
J. Millard Simpson, essayist, book dealer, and collector, will give a short tutorial on the science and art of rare book hunting.  This will cover such basic subjects as Stalking Your Prey, Making Sure Of Your Target, Bagging Your Trophy (Without Paying Too Much), Mounting And Display, and The Care And Feeding Of Used Books In Captivity. The first half-hour will consist of a general overview, followed by questions, than an in-depth presentation and many rare and significant finds, some unique, will be presented for your viewing pleasure and edification.

Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Dance Fossils: A J-Pop Dancing Throwback

These J-Pop dances are so old your grandparent's probably know them! Well, probably not, but you may remember these dances from the early 2000's! Join us as we discover the dances time has forgotten.


Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Wake up, Go to School, Save the world: The History of Magical Girl Genre

From the humble roots of Sally the Witch and Creamy Mami to the heights of Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and MadokaMagica, we look at series, inspirations and more to see what makes girls get up, go to school, and save the world.


Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

A Bitter Sweet Life
Saturday October 4, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Persona4 the Golden (1-3)
Saturday October 4, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Revolutionary Girl Utena (1-3)
Saturday October 4, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Sword Art Online 2 (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Introduction to Studio Cosplay

Studio Cosplay is creating an exciting new workshop where Cosplayers can work on costumes, take photographs and learn about new techniques together. Learn how this non-profit organization plans to enrich the Cosplay community in the DC Metro and beyond and how you can get involved!


Saturday October 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Titan Talk with Lauren Landa & J. Michael Tatum

Learn about Lauren's and Michael's experiences with working on the explosive show "Attack on Titan".


Industry Guests
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →
JM

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer
Voice actor, ADR director, and fanboy, J Michael Tatum is returning to Anime USA by popular demand. First seen at Anime USA 2009 and again at Anime USA 2011, Tatum delighted fans with his humorous tales. Tatum has spent years in what might be described as a freefall before accidentally landing in the industry of his dreams. Discovered by ADR director, Christopher Bevins and cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's luck has held out, giving... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Pulse Demon: Noise & Music from Japan

While pop, rock, and even punk have done well in Japan, Japanese experimental music/noise has also seemed to thrive. We'll be examining its roots, and how major artists paved the way for well-known Japanese experimental/noise artists such as Merzbow, Hijokaidan, GEGEGEGEGE, Acid Mothers Temple, and many others. 


Saturday October 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

The Kristin Costa Panel
Take a glimpse into the life of New York alternative fashion designer, Kristin Costa.

Theme & Educational Guests
KC

Kristin Costa

Fashion Designer
Kristin Costa is an alternative fashion designer, costume designer, and artist. She studied fine arts and teaching at Pratt Institute and works in and around New York and New Jersey on her fashion line, freelance costuming, modeling, vending, blogging, and making art. She's worked on films, television shows, commercials, dance productions, plays, window displays, and puppet shows. Having worked with Izquierdo Studios in NYC, she's worked on... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Saturday October 4, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Karaoke: Competition
Join us for a fun, light-hearted karaoke competition!

Saturday October 4, 2014 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:30pm

AMV Editing Assistance

Have you finished an AMV or have rendered previews you’d like advice on from other editors? Bring your AMV on a USB drive and have an audience of Mika and other editors give you pointers and tips to improve your AMV and get it contest ready!

(Not to be confused with guest, Mika Takeuchi.)  


Saturday October 4, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:30pm

Japanese Trivia
Come compete in our Japanese trivia competition for exciting prizes. Topics will include anime, fashion, and Japanese culture. Bring a team or form one there.

Saturday October 4, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:30pm

Autograph Session: Steve Blum
Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Seating for the Eyeshine & Schwarz Stein Concerts
Seating opens for the Eyeshine & Schwarz Stein concerts.

Eyeshine performs at 4:30pm
Schwarz Stein performs at 6:00pm 

Musical Acts
E

Eyeshine

Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka "Polo" Yazaki (lead guitar) and Ginny Eck (bass, strings). The band's demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their... Read More →
SS

Schwarz Stein

In 2002, vocalist and lyricist, Kaya, teamed up with composer, Hora, to form Schwarz Stein. Schwarz Stein is a electronic/darkwave duo, produced by Mana of Moi dix Mois (ex-Malice Mizer). In July of the same year, they released their debut single, "Perfect Garden" under Mana's label, Midi:Nette. Soon after, they released their first full-length album, "Vogue Children". They quickly rose to popularity due to their signature gothic aesthetic in... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Lights, Camera, Cosplay!

Join Studio Cosplay and guest photographers as we discuss how to get the perfect shots of your Cosplay in the studio or in the hall. We will cover photo-shoot etiquette, posing, weapon discipline, social networking, make-up and more!


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

How to Learn New Language & Culture Through Entertainment & The Arts
Learning a language can be quite frustrating and downright hard at times. One of the issues with learning a language like Japanese is the strict memorization format. What if cute little cats could help you learn Japanese in a more fun, entertaining way? Join SAMURAI EIKO creator Steven D’Onofrio and his KuNu cats in an interactive Japanese lesson using fun games and animated shorts. By the time you leave, you’ll be able to get around Tokyo with no issues whatsoever! Meow!

Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Knotz Your Everyday Panel

Hi there! My name is Michele Knotz, and I've been a voice actress for about ten years now, but you know what? Enough about me! What about you? That's right! YOU! I'm tired of sitting at the front of panel rooms blabbing about my career. What do YOU have to offer ME? How can YOU entertain ME? Can you tell jokes? Can you act? Can you dance? Can you beat box? If you come to my panel and show me what you've got, I will have a prize for you! Feel free to bring muxic, props, anything you'd like! That's why this is Knotz Your Every Day Panel. I'm not going to talk about my life and entertain you. I want you to tell me about your life and entertain me!


Industry Guests
MK

Michele Knotz

Voice Actor
This year is bringing back another fan favorite guest, Michele Knotz! You may have heard of Michele Knotz from a little-known anime series called Pokémon. Now in its 17th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before Season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many other Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, “The Mastermind of... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Before an Unexpected Journey

The trilogies of Peter Jackson are the standard of knowledge for most fans in the Tolkien universe. But long before An Unexpected Journey, anime played the field when Studio TOPCRAFT made the first offering of Middle Earth on screen. Long passed-over by the regular otaku crowd, our investigative panelists would like to share a story with you of American company Rankin/Bass, TOPCRAFT, Tad Mochinaga, and the magical world called: “Animagic.” [A Manly Battleships™ Production]


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Fanworks: What They Are & Why they are Important

In many ways, fanworks — fanfic, fanart, cosplay, and other forms of fan creativity — constitute the heart of our subculture. In this panel, we will discuss what they are, their role in our community, and why they constitute a unique way of engaging with our favorite narratives.


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

The Heart of "When They Cry"

Friendship. Love. Murder. A plea for understanding. This panel examines the themes of magic, love, and truth in Higurashi When They Cry, and Umineko When They Cry.


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Men's Traditional Japanese Clothing

Explore traditional Japanese men’s clothing from the Heian period though the Tokugawa, and how itwas worn. 


Theme & Educational Guests
LR

Lord Ramirez

Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the United States. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun. | | His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Hamatora (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Nobunaga Concerto (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai
Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:00pm

Paradise Kiss (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

4:30pm

Eyeshine Concert
Watch edge-rock band, Eyeshine, perform live!

Musical Acts
E

Eyeshine

Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka "Polo" Yazaki (lead guitar) and Ginny Eck (bass, strings). The band's demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

This Is Otakudom

Several high school anime fans get together to go to an anime con! See this original fan parody by Scott Meltzer once again on the big screen!


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Back in My Day: Cosplay & Conventions Before 2010
Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

War and Yokai! The World of Shigeru Mizuki
At 92 years old, Shigeru Mizuki is Japan's oldest and most famous manga artist--yet one of the least known in the west. Learn about the legendary genius behind the yokai manga Gegege no Kitaro and the historical epic Showa: A History of Japan.

Theme & Educational Guests
ZD

Zack Davisson

Manga Translator, Writer, and Scholar
Zack Davisson is a manga translator and a writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press and a contributing writer to Weird Tales and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he translates Shigeru Mizuki’s manga for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner-nominated Showa: A History of Japan, and for... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Voice Over in Video Games

Hear Lauren tell you about her work in the video game industry.


Industry Guests
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Postmodern Anime

There is a strong postmodern tradition in animation, and particularly anime. But what is postmodernism? How do anime series – and anime fandom – use it? Why do some seem to fear or hate it? With examples from both classic and recent series, this panel will introduce you to postmodernism in anime.


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Women's Fashion History for Steampunks
An overview of Western European women's fashion history from 1800 until 1919 and its implications for steampunk costuming.

Theme & Educational Guests
KM

Kass McGann

Fashion Historian, Reconstructing History
Kass McGann has been studying historical clothing ever since the Textile Curator at the National Museum of Ireland told her she asked too many questions and why didn't she just come over and have a look for herself. So she did! That was 20 years ago. | | Since then, her interests have expanded to include all time periods medieval through modern and span the globe from Near West to Far East. She has presented costume lectures in Ireland, the... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Tournament: Mario Kart 8
Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Anime Name That Tune!
Come play "Name That Tune", anime style!

Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:00pm

Everything you Need to Know to Write Like You Want

Have dreams of one day seeing your stories published - or just want to write better fanfiction? We will break down the fundamental rules and rchetypes behind strong writing and compelling stories, with a few hilarious examples and lots of hands-on practice. Let us help you avoid triteness, tropes and other troubles with this crushingly candid panel.


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

INVADERS of the ROKUJYOMA!? (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Sword Art Online (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

Single Mingle Game Night

Alone at the con? Come meet new friends at our third annual Board Game Party!


Saturday October 4, 2014 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

5:30pm

The Suspect
Saturday October 4, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

The Cultural Influence of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure

Are you a fan of Persona, Street Fighter, or DanganRonpa? What if I told you these series took inspiration from a single manga series? Come and learn in what ways, and discover other series that have been inspired by Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Eat Brains and Live: Zombies, Identity, & Media
Zombie stories have been about a lot of things: racism, fear, consumption, politics, and the unknown. This panel takes a look at the phenomenon of the zombie, from its roots in Africa and Haiti, to its associated themes and interpretations in cinema, games, and anime. More than a retrospective, the discussion will attempt to create a more inclusive definition of what zombie means, and how it can be applied in discourse.

Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Anime for Couples

Have your last 5 relationships ended because you showed your ex-girlfriends Wicked City? Have you forced your date to watch Hetalia, and then wondered why he never called you back? Come find out how to introduce your special someone to the wonderful world of anime, without them running away.


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

From Anime to Live Action

More and more anime shows are getting the live action treatment nowadays. But, Are all of them really worth your time? Come join us as we take a closer look at some of your favorite shows that have gotten the big (or low) budget live action treatment!


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Kumadori: The Makeup of Kabuki
While the colorful makeup worn by Kabuki actors is an iconic symbol in Japan, few westerners know its true meaning. Take an inside look at the use, history, and meanings behind the makeup used in Kabuki Theater.

Theme & Educational Guests
LR

Lord Ramirez

Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the United States. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun. | | His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

S.T.E.A.M. The Movie

Some called this the sequel to “This Is Otakudom” The truth is far from this! Come see the fan parody Scott Meltzer and NoN.D.E. Films came up with in 2005.


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Schwarz Stein Concert
Watch legendary Visual Kei duo, Schwarz Stein, perform live for the first time in the U.S. at Anime USA 2014.

Musical Acts
SS

Schwarz Stein

In 2002, vocalist and lyricist, Kaya, teamed up with composer, Hora, to form Schwarz Stein. Schwarz Stein is a electronic/darkwave duo, produced by Mana of Moi dix Mois (ex-Malice Mizer). In July of the same year, they released their debut single, "Perfect Garden" under Mana's label, Midi:Nette. Soon after, they released their first full-length album, "Vogue Children". They quickly rose to popularity due to their signature gothic aesthetic in... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Autograph Session: Eyeshine
Musical Acts
E

Eyeshine

Eyeshine is a four piece, "edge rock" band originating in West Hills, California, formed in 2004. The band consists of Johnny Yong Bosch (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Maurice Salmin (drums, percussion), Masataka "Polo" Yazaki (lead guitar) and Ginny Eck (bass, strings). The band's demo album, How About That? (2006), launched them into the underground rock scene with limited success but the band achieved nationwide fame with the release of their... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Karaoke: Open Mic
Open mic in the Karaoke room!

Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

6:00pm

Club Ikemen Paradise Host Club
A night club dedicated to serving up dreams. Club Ikemen Paradise is sure to meet your expectations. Come enjoy a glass of wine, a luxurious bottle of champagne, a plate of delicious truffles, or all three with one of our endearing and graciously handsome Hosts. Club Ikemen Paradise allows attendees to experience a unique dining experience that will delight the senses. Our Hosts are sure to entertain with table games and more. Watch our talented Hosts sing and dance, or order up a private Karaoke Room with the Host of your choosing. Enjoy a photo opportunity for you and your friends. Check out ”Club Ikemen Paradise” for an unforgettable experience.

Saturday October 4, 2014 6:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am
Stone's Throw Restaurant: Host Club 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Muslin Mockup: Patterns & Alterations
Cosplay Guests
JH

Joshua Hart

Costume Designer, Fashion Designer, and Model, J.Hart Design
Joshua Hart is the costume designer, fashion designer, model, and commissioner behind J.Hart Design, a brand which he has created to showcase his award-winning work, as well as, to foster knowledge, creativity, and inspiration among the cosplay and fashion communities. With over ten years of sewing and cosplay experience, Joshua strives to produce works of art that showcase his love for unique silhouettes, impeccable fit, and intricate... Read More →

Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

The Three Faces of Shinto
Shinto is as hard to define as it is to explain. But that doesn’t mean our panel of experts won’t try. Join Zack Davisson, Charles Dunbar, and Katriel Page for a candid exploration of the idea of shinto; how it has been colored by time and experience; and the gods, the stories, and the ways with which the material has been interpreted and absorbed by writers, artists, creatives of all colors, politicians, priests, and above all, people. 

Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →
ZD

Zack Davisson

Manga Translator, Writer, and Scholar
Zack Davisson is a manga translator and a writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press and a contributing writer to Weird Tales and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he translates Shigeru Mizuki’s manga for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner-nominated Showa: A History of Japan, and for... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Steve Blum Q&A Session
An open Q&A session with Steve Blum!

Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Cosplay Burlesque Meet & Greet
Meet the performers behind the Cosplay Burlesque!

Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Panel

The Harvest Moon video game franchise has captured the hearts of many gamers. Come hear the interesting history behind this lovely series, participate in trivia, and share your love for Harvest Moon with those around you! Who knows... you might even receive a blue feather!


Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Japanese Schoolgirls Want to Kill Me!

Think Japanese schoolgirls are all sweet and innocent? Welcome to the days when the halls of high school were as dangerous as the streets, when gangs of schoolgirls ruled Japan with shinai and mini-skirts!


Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

European Period Styles in Japan

From the Rococo daydreams in Kamikaze Girls to the infamous pirate outfit in Gankutsuou, Japanese culture has always been enamored with the ornate 17th, 18th, and 19th century fashions and aesthetic of European culture. Ranging from the days of the raffuru, a European style pleated and starched ruff, western fashions have fascinated and inspired Japanese designers and artists. Take a look at why this might be and discuss some of your favorite examples.


Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Kill la Kill (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Sailor Moon Crystal (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

7:00pm

Tournament: Halo IV
Saturday October 4, 2014 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video Games (Roosevelt 4 & 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Seating for the Cosplay Masquerade
Seating opens for the Cosplay Masquerade. The Cosplay Masquerade starts at 8:30pm.

Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 8:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Various AMVs from the Past
Watch various amazing AMVs from the past!

Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Level-Up Your Cosplay

Tips and tricks to take your Cosplay to the next level! Learn about Worbla, Fosshape, Wonderflex, and more. Presented by Studio Cosplay, a non-profit organization located in the DC Metro area with plans to open a studio space in 2015 with equipment for all Cosplayers.


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Tessen: The Fan of the Samurai
The tessen, or sensugata, was the fan of the samurai. Not just a device to keep him cool, it was a weapon in its own right. Join Lord Ramirez in discovering both the tessen’s history and its use in combat!

Theme & Educational Guests
LR

Lord Ramirez

Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the United States. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun. | | His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Anime and the 1980's

Did you enjoy shows like Transformers, Robotech, or Voltron? Take a trip through time as we showcase animated shows from the 1980s, and learn a thing or two about the trends found in the shows that you watched.


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

The Hip, the Cute, and the Edgy: Tokyo Street Fashion and its Portrayal in Anime

Are you interested in Tokyo street fashion? Come discuss popular fashion styles such as Lolita, Gyaru, and Ganguro as seen in series such as Nana, Durarara!! and Paradise Kiss.


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

The Pretentious Slideshow: A Monogatari Panel

Shaft’s license to print money is more than head tilts and toothbrushes, honest! Join four snobs on a wild ride as they delve into the world of the Monogatari series, featuring discussions of its themes, story, music, and, of course, who is “best girl”.


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Makoto Shinkai: Love, Loss, and Lessons Learned
Fan of Makoto Shinkai? Ever want to discuss the themes and lessons present in his movies? This is the panel for you.

Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Live Action: The Raid
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:00pm

Paradise Kiss Live Action
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Autograph Session: Schwarz Stein
Industry Guests
K

Kaya

Lead Singer, Schwarz Stein
Kaya is pleased to return to Anime USA! Kaya performed as a solo act in 2009 and is returning with keyboardist and programmer, Hora, as part of the visual kei duo, Schwarz Stein. In addition to his appearance as part of Schwarz Stein, Kaya will be hosting a exclusive authentic Japanese-style tea party for attendees of Anime USA 2014. This tea party will include various teas, delicious pastries and other edibles, and an intimate karaoke-style mini... Read More →

Musical Acts
SS

Schwarz Stein

In 2002, vocalist and lyricist, Kaya, teamed up with composer, Hora, to form Schwarz Stein. Schwarz Stein is a electronic/darkwave duo, produced by Mana of Moi dix Mois (ex-Malice Mizer). In July of the same year, they released their debut single, "Perfect Garden" under Mana's label, Midi:Nette. Soon after, they released their first full-length album, "Vogue Children". They quickly rose to popularity due to their signature gothic aesthetic in... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Match Game
Come play the "Match Game" with us!

Saturday October 4, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Akame ga Kill (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Arevollen (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

8:30pm

Cosplay Masquerade

Cosplayers, performances, and shenanigans abound! The Anime USA Cosplay Masquerade features them all.

What is a Masquerade you say? Cosplayers and costumers alike come together to show off their performance and craftsmanship skills in one exciting and entertaining show! Performers will be judged for their talent of entertaining a crowd, bringing their favorite series and shows to life through dance, comedy, or even drama. Meanwhile seamstresses and tailors show off their amazing work to bring beloved characters to life on stage.


Saturday October 4, 2014 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Cupcakes, Rainbows, and Grand Guignol: Grimdark in My Little Pony Fanworks (18+)
Mention cupcakes to an MLP fan, and their reaction can range from glee to something akin to PTSD. Awareness of the dark side of brony fan fiction and art is not a necessary part of the fan experience, but it opens up an interesting line of questions as to why it exists, and what it says about both fans and fandom. This panel explores the idea of grimdark fictions through a lens of grotesque art, carnivale literature, and the influence of the Theatre du Grand Guignol. Definitely not for the faint of heart.

Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

A Beginners Guide to Editing

Ever listen to a popular song and said “Hey! This sounds like it could make an amazing AMV!”? Or maybe you’ve watched an AMV contest and wanted to know what goes into making the very entries you watched on the big screen. Now’s your chance to see what making an AMV is all about! We’ll go over different programs and their difficulty of use, different editing techniques, and preview an in-progress AMV by Mika.

(Not to be confused with guest, Mika Takeuchi.) 


Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Modeling for Cosplay Photography
Cosplay Guests
KC

KO Cosplay

Cosplayer
KO Cosplay is a gamer, cosplayer, and all around geek hailing from New York City. She dove headfirst into cosplaying, complimenting her love of video games, anime, and comic books, in 2011 and has been addicted ever since. She has completed 30 costumes so far, ranging from Angewomon of Digimon Adventure, to X-23 of Marvel Comics and to her trademark cosplay, Crimson Viper of Super Street Fighter IV and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with many more... Read More →

Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

9:00pm

Gender and Harassment
Saturday October 4, 2014 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Animedicine: After Dark (18+)
Ever wonder about the details of surgery after a trauma? How did a heart attack kill Light Yagami’s victims so quickly? Join three real live medical students as we discuss (and debunk) the science and medicine behind your favorite anime series.

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Prop and Armorsmithing

A guide to help you get started on cosplay props and armor made out of foam, various plastics including worbla, wood, and other materials. We will go over the entire process from pattern design, to fitting, to painting, and provide a list of material sources. You can make that armor!


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Beyond Visual Kei: Japanese Heavy Metal

Tired of flashy Visual Kei without bite to back up the look? Ever wonder how rock music got started in Japan? Come experience the Heavy.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

The Evangelion Fan Panel

This panel is intended to be a general, open forum discussion about Evangelion. Anyone can feel free to participate, but beware of spoilers.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Advanced Rope Bondage (18+)
Do you already know a few knots, or have you been to the Basic Rope Bondage panel already? If so, come on down for some more advanced techniques!  We’ll be going over TakateKote (Japanese box tie), futomomo, non-rope bondage, and how to use everything in both panels in a practical environment.  Attendance of the basic course is recommended, but not required.

Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Something for Everyone: Let's Talk Sports Anime

Discuss sports anime and manga spanning dozens of sports genres, why we love them, and what we hope to see in the future.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Kill la Kill (7-9)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Le Chevalier D'Eon (1-3)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

Sailor Moon Crystal DUBBED (1-3)
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

AMV After Hours (18+)

Come see some of the more mature AMV submissions we’ve received over time.


Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00pm

The Raid 2
Saturday October 4, 2014 10:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Seating for the Cosplay Burlesque (18+)
Seating opens for the Cosplay Burlesque. The Burlesque starts at 11:30pm.

This event is 18+ ; an age-verified wristband is required for entry. No photography allowed.

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Crossplay for Girls
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Anime Countdown
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Disorganization XIII's Extra Hour in the Ball Pit

Welcome to the definitive panel about... stuff! It's a discussion space where you can talk about anything you like. Want to talk about other cons? Con experiences? Cool things you saw this year? Great new anime you've seen? Video games you played? Horrible convention experiences you had? All are welcome here in our extra hour in the ball pit. Oh, and yes, we will likely be talking about Dash Con as well. By the way have you guys seen "4"? That panel was amazing! If you don't know what we are talking about, come on by to find out!


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Karaoke: Open Mic
Open mic in the Karaoke room!

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 1:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00pm

Hyaku-monogatari

The samurai told tales to test their bravery. The creatives told them to prove their skill. The commoners told them to demonstrate their literacy. It doesn’t matter your reasons, this exercise in collective storytelling and creepy tales is an open forum to experience or share those things that send chills down your spine. 


Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:00pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Fanfiction & the Power of Kink (18+)

People joke that fanfiction is nothing but characters frolicking in ever more creative ways. Could fanfiction be understood as a powerful tool for resistance? Come find out how fanfiction has the power to overturn social norms about gender, sexuality and performativity.


Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 12:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Akame ga Kill (10-12)
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure (4-6)
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Cosplay Burlesque (18+)
Join us for the Cosplay Burlesque: where fandom gets a bit naughty. This event is 18+ ; an age-verified wristband is required for entry. No photography allowed.

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

Love Suicide Live Action
Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30pm

BDSM in Anime, Video Games, Hentai, and Manga: The Things You Can and Can’t Do in Real Life Advanced (18+)
This advanced panel will focus on the safety and feasibility of BDSM acts seen in popular media. BDSM must be done properly to ensure the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of all participants. We will demonstrate how to properly perform many of the more advanced types of play and present widelyaccepted safety precautions. We will also have a Q&A session. Our goal is to educate and promote safe, sane, and consensual kink and BDSM.

Saturday October 4, 2014 11:30pm - Sunday October 5, 2014 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

Bleach: Shunpou Edition

A hyper quick overview of Bleach from beginning to present with audience participation encouraged for maximum enjoyment! The funnier the summation, the better ^.^


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am - 1:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

WTF?! 101 with J. Michael Tatum (18+)
Got a question for Tatum a bit too off-color for a family-friendly panel? Join the unhinged voice actor/writer as he holds forth on a slew of naughty topics. Be warned, though: the tables are liable to turn! 18+ only. Absolutely no recording of any kind.

Industry Guests
JM

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer
Voice actor, ADR director, and fanboy, J Michael Tatum is returning to Anime USA by popular demand. First seen at Anime USA 2009 and again at Anime USA 2011, Tatum delighted fans with his humorous tales. Tatum has spent years in what might be described as a freefall before accidentally landing in the industry of his dreams. Discovered by ADR director, Christopher Bevins and cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's luck has held out, giving... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am - 1:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

AMV Hell 7 (18+)

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of AMV Hell with this all new collection of rapid-fire clips that are sure to make you laugh. The management is not responsible for uncontrollable laughter.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am - 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

Live action Bad Movie Night Part Dos (21+)
Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am - 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00am

LOL! Fan-produced Parodies

From musical / comedy shorts and movie trailers to episodic abridged send-ups of Attack on Titan and DBZ: Revenge of Cooler, we offer two hours of the best fan parodies we could find from the past few years. Laughter is top of the order here.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00am - 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

Harrumph: A Rulebook of Gentlemanship (18+)

Those lovable, lucrative, and last-but-not-least LOADED mustached mountebanks return. They know how to stand straight, fly right, toast a glass, throw down, and look gosh darn good doing it. So join our comedy show that will send your mustache a twirling and where envelopes will be pushed, licked, and delivered!


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:30am - 2:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

Anime Rest Stop: Put the Kids to Bed for This One (18+)

The realms of Japanese and American erotica can be pleasurable experiences, rollercoaster rides full of thrills and chills, embarrassing journeys, or all of the above. From kinky con stories to hentai, join us on an odyssey through the wild worlds of both Japanese and American erotica.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30am

Saturday Night Rave (Informal Dance)
Dance the night away with your friends at our rave!

Sunday October 5, 2014 12:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00am

Dramatical Murder (4-6)
Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00am

Kill la Kill (10-12)
Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30am

Yaoi & Bara Tropes & Trends 3 – Bigger, Longer & Harder MOTTO! (18+)

A panel that will go over even more trends and tropes that occur in many a yaoi&bara manga, anime, & date sims. Also, prepare to be blinded the amazing awesomeness of boy’s (& men’s) love!


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:30am - 2:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
 
Sunday, October 5
 

10:00am

Autograph Session: Lauren Landa & Michele Knotz
Industry Guests
MK

Michele Knotz

Voice Actor
This year is bringing back another fan favorite guest, Michele Knotz! You may have heard of Michele Knotz from a little-known anime series called Pokémon. Now in its 17th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before Season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many other Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, “The Mastermind of... Read More →
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Basics of Machine Embroidery
Learn the basics of machine embroidery with fellow cosplay enthusiasts!

Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Mighty Morphin' Bleach Rangers

That's right, you read that tiele and thought, "Dang, that's jazzy…sounding". Well guess what? Nothing to do with Jazz. Alright, you actually thought the title was confusing, right? Well show up to the panel and find out what it's really about, OR don't and we'll all make fun of you the rest of the weekend.


Industry Guests
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Voice Actor
Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future Power Rangers seasons.  | | After Power Rangers, Johnny became very involved in voice over work for various titles. His first major voice acting role was Vash the Stampede in Trigun. He later went... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

ACross Japan

Ever wonder how a family can travel comfortably Across Japan on a budget? Follow the Cross family as they share how they did it on their own with the help of the Internet, friends and a very useful guide book. Then YOU CAN do it, too!


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

How to Convention on a Budget

Do you want to go to more cons? Are there tumbleweeds rolling through your bank account? This panel will teach you how to get more bang for your buck at conventions!


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Panel Rewind: Choose What I Present with Charles Dunbar

Since 2009, Charles Dunbar has been presenting content at Anime USA related to religion, Japanese history, mythology and folklore, and fandom culture. This time, he’s asking YOU for the panel you want to see. Anything he has presented is open for consideration, and he will re-play whatever gets the most votes.


Theme & Educational Guests
CD

Charles Dunbar

Anthropologist, Study Of Anime
Charles Dunbar is an anthropologist. He studies a lot of things, be it fandom, anime culture, the supernatural, or mysterious men in blue boxes. He received his MA in Sociocultural Anthropology in 2011, after utilizing ancient Mayan techniques to hypnotize his department into believing that he was, in fact, the reincarnation of Victor Turner. His thesis, entitled “Pilgrimage, Pageantry and Fan Communities,” was published soon after... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Aldnoah Zero (1-3)
Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Card Captor Sakura (7-9)
Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Le Chevalier D'Eon (4-6)
Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 11:30am
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Manga Library by AnimeNEXT
Looking for a place to sit down and relax in between events? Is there a manga series you’ve been meaning to read, but have never gotten a chance to look at? Then look no further than the Manga Library. Each year, Anime USA hosts the Manga Library, presented and curated by our friends at AnimeNEXT. Enjoy reading one of a multitude of volumes of manga available in the tranquil atmosphere provided by the Manga Library. You’ll be sure to find to Manga Librarians will be on-site to answer your questions.

Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Manga Library (Washington 4) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Big Eyes, Small Mouths: An Introduction to the Anime RPG

Something mysterious is afoot at AUSA! All over the con, cosplayers are gaining the powers of the characters they are dressed as! But…can any RPG handle a premise this absurd? BESM can! This panel will give tips on finding the game, making characters, and crafting scenarios for maximum anime ridiculousness.


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Mechapocalypse

Witness the sheer awe and terrifying appeal that is simply Mechapocalypse! We look at the latest and greatest in mecha anime, profiling robots great and small while looking at some of their inspirations in the process. From Astro Boy to Knights of Sidonia, enter the mechapocalypse and be amazed...if you dare.


Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire
Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

AMV Contest Showing with Awards
Watch the winning AMVs!

Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 1:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Artist Alley
Artist Alley is the home for Anime USA’s artists. Here they can show off their works, talk shop with other artists, and interact with their fans. All levels of expertise and discipline are welcome—our artists run the gamut from local amateurs to professionals and from illustrators to craftmakers. Stop by and browse the original work for sale, or commission a custom piece at the next Anime USA event.

Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Artist Alley (Hall B South) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Dealers Room
The Dealers Room is Anime USA’s marketplace. We’ve got everything from industry dealers to small businesses and independent retailers. The Dealers Room also features merchandise from our guests, our convention artists, our business sponsors, and Anime USA itself. Whether you’re looking for your favorite anime, a rare collectible, the perfect gift, or anything else you could possibly want, the Dealers Room is the place to be.

Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Dealer Room (Lincoln 2–6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

10:00am

Karaoke: Open Mic
Open mic in the Karaoke room!

Sunday October 5, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Karaoke (Hall A Lounge) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Japanese Games
Join some of our maids to learn several traditional games. Great for children, but fun for members of all ages!

Sunday October 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Cosplay Makeup Tips & Tricks

Learn the fundamentals of cosplay makeup and dive into some of the more advanced techniques. Mikki Marvel provides the discussion while a local makeup artist provides a demonstration on a live model. We will also have a five minute makeup challenge!


Sunday October 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Make It Work: Exploring Japanese Street Fashion on a Thrift Store Budget
Explore ways to make your own street fashion looks on a thrift store budget, including tips and tricks on finding the best deals. This panel will include some in-person demonstrations on easy ways to modify thrift store finds and refashion them into the look you want. Each outfit presented will be made for $20 or less. We'll cover cutting, sewing, dyeing, repurposing, and many other ways to refashion discarded clothing into something fun and exciting. Let's explore limitless creativity on a limited budget.

Sunday October 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

When "Ki-mono" Became "Kimono"

We tend to think of the kimono as ancientJapanese dress, but it's really quite recent.  This lecture will focus on the kosode and how it went from an underdress to the main garment for both Japanese men and women.


Sunday October 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

Charity Auction
Join us for our annual Charity Auction. This year, all donations will be for K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers.

Sunday October 5, 2014 11:00am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:00am

LARP
LARP

Sunday October 5, 2014 11:00am - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: LARP (Hoover) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Inside the Voice Actors Studio

We've all heard our favorite Voice Actors answer questions about how they got started in the industry, or what their favorite role was. However, inquiring minds want to know…what was their first car? What's their favorite Halloween candy? What's their favorite vacation spot? If they could work for one anime villain, who would it be? Hear our guests answer these, and other more interesting questions at Inside the Voice Actors Studio!


Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →
MK

Michele Knotz

Voice Actor
This year is bringing back another fan favorite guest, Michele Knotz! You may have heard of Michele Knotz from a little-known anime series called Pokémon. Now in its 17th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before Season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many other Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, “The Mastermind of... Read More →
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →
JM

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer
Voice actor, ADR director, and fanboy, J Michael Tatum is returning to Anime USA by popular demand. First seen at Anime USA 2009 and again at Anime USA 2011, Tatum delighted fans with his humorous tales. Tatum has spent years in what might be described as a freefall before accidentally landing in the industry of his dreams. Discovered by ADR director, Christopher Bevins and cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's luck has held out, giving... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Ace of Diamond (7-9)
Sunday October 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Free, Season 2 (10-12)
Sunday October 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

11:30am

Paradise Kiss (10-12)
Sunday October 5, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Choosing & Adapting Sewing Patterns for Cosplay

Have you ever wished that there was an exact sewing pattern for your Cosplay dream outfit?  There may not be an exact pattern, but this lecture will show you how to choose sewing patterns that can help you get close and adapt them to be exactly what you want.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

How To Become a Quality Panelist

A panel for all those interested in one day giving a panel & would like a few tips & tricks for the road to get started.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Mamas of Shoujo Manga

Big Hairy men were the first to start writing manga for girls. Then a group of fabulous women starting making manga with sparkles, romance, and tons of flowers, and changed how we looked at Shoujo manga. Come learn more about these women, their works, and their influence on today's popular manga.


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Bishojo Senshi: Origin and Evolution of Magical School Girl Character Design

Do you love Sailor Moon and other Magical School Girl anime? Come and discuss the character designs from your favorite series!


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Fashion (Virginia B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Japanese Dolls: Kaede
Join Japanese doll instructor and enthusiast Anne Cox for this hands-on class, focusing on dolls of Kaede, the Anime USA mascot. Attendees will be able to make a traditional doll to take home with them. This workshop is suitable for children.

Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Sharing Stories: A Creative Writing Panel

An open discussion on writing. Share what methods work for you and learn from others' experiences. We will also explore options for after your story is written. All types of writers are welcome!


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:00pm

Art Show
Art show is a silent auction where you can bid and win your favorite piece. Art show contains a variety of original art and fan art in many different mediums. Pieces range from paintings to prints to sculptures.

Art Auction pickup hours 12-3PM

Sunday October 5, 2014 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Art Show (Washington 4) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

12:30pm

Break the World’s Shell: Anime Apocalypses as Social and Personal Revolution

It’s the end of the world as we know it! One of the most popular subjects for anime is the apocalypse…but where do stories of the end come from? What are they really about? And whose world is really being transformed?


Sunday October 5, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Children's Aikido Demonstration
Join DC Aikido for a demonstration of Aikido specifically geared towards children and young teens.

Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Gijinka Cosplaying Tips & Tricks
Cosplay Guests
KC

KO Cosplay

Cosplayer
KO Cosplay is a gamer, cosplayer, and all around geek hailing from New York City. She dove headfirst into cosplaying, complimenting her love of video games, anime, and comic books, in 2011 and has been addicted ever since. She has completed 30 costumes so far, ranging from Angewomon of Digimon Adventure, to X-23 of Marvel Comics and to her trademark cosplay, Crimson Viper of Super Street Fighter IV and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 with many more... Read More →

Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Yurei: The Japanese Ghost
Black hair. White face. White kimono. Japanese ghosts--called yurei--are one of the most famous figures in Japanese pop culture. Everyone knows what they look like, but few know why. Come learn the fascinating history and folklore behind the ghosts of Japan.

Theme & Educational Guests
ZD

Zack Davisson

Manga Translator, Writer, and Scholar
Zack Davisson is a manga translator and a writer and scholar of Japanese folklore and ghosts. He is the author of Yurei: The Japanese Ghost and The Ghost of Oyuki from Chin Music Press and a contributing writer to Weird Tales and Wayward from Image Comics. As a manga translator, he translates Shigeru Mizuki’s manga for Drawn and Quarterly, including the Eisner-nominated Showa: A History of Japan, and for... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Lauren Landa Movie Buff Hour Panel
Calling all movie buffs, can you talk about Movies non stop? Then come do just that at the Lauren Landa Movie Buff hour panel with voice actress Lauren Landa.

Industry Guests
LL

Lauren Landa

Voice Actor
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Lauren first began acting at the age of 11 in the stage production of Annie and continued with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie, and Comic Potential. She was also Assistant Director for stage productions such as Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, Batboy the Musical, and Lysistrata. Behind the microphone, she is best known as the... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Sailor Moon Crystal DUBBED (4-6)
Watch the debut dub premier of an episode of Sailor Moon Crystal!

Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 3 (Maryland A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Aldnoah Zero (4-6)
Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 1 (Washington 5) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Rose of Versailles (1-3)
Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Theme Video (Maryland B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Sword Art Online (10-12)
Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Video 2 (Washington 6) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:00pm

Staff and Sponsor Meet & Greet
This event is reseved for Anime USA Sponsor Members only.

Sunday October 5, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 2 (Marriott Salon 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30pm

This Is Otakudom

Several high school anime fans get together to go to an anime con! See this original fan parody by Scott Meltzer once again on the big screen!


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30pm

Autograph Session: J. Michael Tatum
Industry Guests
JM

J. Michael Tatum

Voice Actor, ADR Director, and Script Writer
Voice actor, ADR director, and fanboy, J Michael Tatum is returning to Anime USA by popular demand. First seen at Anime USA 2009 and again at Anime USA 2011, Tatum delighted fans with his humorous tales. Tatum has spent years in what might be described as a freefall before accidentally landing in the industry of his dreams. Discovered by ADR director, Christopher Bevins and cast as Rikichi in 2005's Samurai 7, Tatum's luck has held out, giving... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30pm

Japanese Fan Dancing
Theme & Educational Guests
LR

Lord Ramirez

Not easily missed with his outrageous outfits, Lord Ramirez is a presenter and educator at many Sci Fi, Anime, and Alternative conventions across the United States. His unique set of skills allow him to fit right in wherever there is something unusual and fun. | | His interest in Japanese culture began with his study of Karate at age five. Since then, that interest has led to immersing himself into many aspects of traditional Japanese culture... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Education (Virginia A) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

1:30pm

Michele Knotz Q&A Session
Join Michele Knotz for an open Q&A session.

Industry Guests
MK

Michele Knotz

Voice Actor
This year is bringing back another fan favorite guest, Michele Knotz! You may have heard of Michele Knotz from a little-known anime series called Pokémon. Now in its 17th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie. Before Season 14, Michele voiced May, Nurse Joy, The Pokédex, and many other Pokémon. She also voiced Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special, “The Mastermind of... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Cosplay Modeling

Learn how to make the most of your photoshoots and achieve the best possible photographs of your cosplays. Join Mikki Marvel as she takes you step by step through planning and executing a photo shoot as well as taking your photos above and beyond!


Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Cosplay (Virginia C) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Adult Aikido Demonstration
Join DC Aikido for a demonstration of Aikido specifically geared towards adults.

Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Stage 1 (Thurgood Marshall) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Anime USA 2014 Feedback Session
We'd love to hear your feedback. Stop by and share your thoughts!

Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Let's go to "The World": A panel about the .hack// games

This panel will go over the awesomeness of the .hack games & geek over there many moments of glee, excitement, surprise, & general nostalgia.


Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 3 (Washington 2) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:00pm

Skin Deep: A Historical Look at Diversity in Anime

From caricatures and stereotypes to leading roles, anime has been a center for diversity in a number of ways. Join us as we journey through history and review characters and creators that have played a role in diversifying anime over the years. Don't miss it!


Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 4 (Washington 3) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

Japanese 101: A Crash Course

Learn essential Japanese words and phrases for your Japanese travel or study abroad experience! This is also a great way to find out if studying the Japanese language is something you will enjoy!


Sunday October 5, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 2 (Washington 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

2:30pm

S.T.E.A.M. The Movie

Some called this the sequel to “This Is Otakudom” The truth is far from this! Come see the fan parody Scott Meltzer and NoN.D.E. Films came up with in 2005.


Sunday October 5, 2014 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: AMV (Delaware A & B) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Autograph Session: Steve Blum
Industry Guests
SB

Steve Blum

Voice Actor
Steve Blum was born in Santa Monica, California, USA as Steven Jay Blum. He is an actor and writer, known for Digimon: Digital Monsters Transformers Prime, with the role of Spike Spiegel ofCowboy Bebop being his favorite role. Blum is best known for his distinctive deep voice and for voicing characters such as Spike Spiegel of Cowboy Bebop and Mugen of Samurai Champloo. In 2012, he was awarded a Guiness World... Read More →


Sunday October 5, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Autographs (Marriott Ballroom Foyer) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

3:00pm

Closing Ceremonies
Join us for the Closing Ceremonies of Anime USA 2014!

Sunday October 5, 2014 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Marriott Wardman Park: Panel 1 (Marriott Salon 1) 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008