We are pleased to announce the following panels which have been selected for Otakon 2012!
NOTE: This list is comprised of the fan submitted panels which have been selected and does not reflect any of the guest or industry panels you can expect to see.
Please note that scheduling for Otakon 2012 is not yet complete. As such, there is always the slight possibility that a panel or two may be bumped or wait listed at the last minute due to time and space constraints. No such determinations have been made at this time and any panelist whose panel is bumped or wait listed will be notified by the Panels Department ASAP.
NOTE: 18+ wristbands are required for entry into any panel marked as 18+ (the highlighted ones). Wristbands can ONLY be obtained from the wristband booth. The staffer(s) at the Panel room door(s) will NOT be able to check your I.D. or issue you a wristband.
So, without further ado...
A First-timer's Guide to Sewing
A Kiss For The Petals - 18+
Across the Stage: A View of Japanese Traditional Theater
Allez Cuisine! An Iron Chef Japan Retrospective
AMV 101: A Stepping Stone
Angels in Anime
ANImakeup: Professional Make-Up Techniques for Cosplay Characters
Anime and Manga Studies: Three Decades In
Anime Archive Project - Preserving The Good and Bad of US Anime Fandom
Anime For Non-Anime Fans - Withdrawn at Panelist's Request
Anime Game Show Super Show
Anime Parliament ®
Anime Price is Right!
Anime's Craziest Deaths - 18+
Asian Cinema Crash Course
Ask Shibusen - Withdrawn at Panelist's Request
Avatar: the Last Con Panel
Beyonder the Tentacler: Japanese Fetishes - 18+
Boku no Pornorama - 18+
Brentalfloss FAQ Live! - 18+
Cooking up Anime Style!
Cosplay Tips, the Do's and Big Do Nots
Creating Your Comic/Manga from Concept to Publication
Crossdressing for Girls
Dead Like Us: Death Lore and Japanese Media
Defying Gravity - Anime physics in Cosplay
Disorganization XIII's Spoiler: The Panel 5 - 18+
Doki-Doki: A Look Into Asian Romantic Dramas
Dragon Quest - The Bedrock of the RPG Genre
Dubs that Time Forgot
Dubstep in Japan
Elastic Heartstrings: Let's Talk Ball Joint Dolls
Evangelion Manga: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Fandom & Criticism: The Art of Active Viewing
From Anime to Live Action or: How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the G-Savior
From Uguu to Wafuu: Visual Art's Key Studio
Genshiken: The Next Generation
Giant Robots A-Go-Go
Go Go Gijinka!: Your Guide to Gijinka Cosplay
Great Anime Openings
I can, You can, We can, IIDX!: A history in Bemani
Intro to K-Pop!
Intro to Learning Japanese for Otaku
Intro to Retro Game Collecting
Japan's Law & Order
Japanese & Korean Dramas: An Introduction for Anime Fans
Japanese Folklore: Kitsune and Oni and Yurei, Oh My!
Japanese PVC Figures and Collecting
Japanese Rock Music
Japanese Tea and You
Josei, Shojo for Adults - 18+
Kassie's Confectionery Corner: Japanese Sweets - Now a WORKSHOP
Ladies' Choice: A Guide to Hentai - 18+
Light Novels in Translation
Lupin the Third: 40+ Years of Heists and Hijinks - 18+
Mainstream Japanese Cartoons
Mangazoku: Manga vs. Fashion - 18+
Metal Gear: 25 Years of Glory
Moral Philosophy and Madoka Magica
Mythbusters: Anime Edition - Season 2
Navigating LGBT/Queer Identities and Issues within Japanese Media and Cultural Appreciation - 18+
New Anime For Older Fans
Nintendo: Entertaining Since 1889
OC ReMix: Punching You in the FACE with VIDEO GAME MUSIC!!!
OMG!..WTF Did I Just Watch? - 18+
Riichi: Japanese Mahjong, Anime, and You
Scene It - Anime Style
Senshicon: The Complete Sailor Moon
Sexism in Anime and Fandom
Spirits, Wheels and Borrowed Gods: Anime and Japan's Sacred Culture
Sports Manga: Olympics Edition
Square Enix Owns Your Soul
Sugar and Old Spice - 18+
Sugoi! The Awesome Power of J-Rock and J-Pop!
Super Art Fight - 18+
Supernatural Tourism Industry Presents: Surviving Japanese Folklore
The "Art" of Fanservice - 18+
The Abridged Series Panel
The Aging Otaku: Anime Fandom and Getting Older
The Chubby Characters of Anime and Manga
The Gundam Experience 2012
The Legend of Zelda or: How I Learned to Love Majora's Mask, Tolerate Ocarina of Time's Excessive Praise, and Accept the Idea of a Giant Pig-Based Man Being Threatening
The Mountain of Fear and the Female Medium
The Perverted Genius of Go Nagai - 18+
The Video Game 40th Anniversary Celebration Extravaganza!
The Weirdest Games You've Never Played 2
The Worst Anime of All Time
Tokusatsu: Japan's Justice League
Toonami: A Look Back
Type-Moon: Unlimited Panel Works - 18+
Ultimate Lolita Fashion Show
Unusual Manga Genres Video Games as Literature: Towards a New Criticism
Vocaloid: The Big Picture
Way More Than Meets the Eye... Transformers: The Panel
What is She Wearing?!?
When You Wish Upon a Tezuka