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December 18 - 20, 2021



AnimeCon.org/Anime Midwest's winter convention in Chicago.
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Friday

Opening Ceremonies Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Welcome to Opening Ceremonies, where we introduce you to the fabulous world of this weekend's convention! Meet some of the convention's guests, learn some of the convention's rules, and plan for some of our special events.
Star Trek: Discussion. Messages of Tomorrow!
Panel Room 2
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Join Commander Riker and crew in a talk about how Star Trek may have impacted your life. What messages were left for us in the episodes and what we could learn from them today, as well as how the technology from the show has effected our devices we use in our every day life.
Let’s Talk Crafting!
Panel Room 4
Friday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Join some of the Live Entertainment Department’s very own master level cosplayers to discuss their preferred methods of cosplay crafting - from foamsmithing and hot glue, to Kydex and other thermoplastics, these cosplayers have experience with a wide array of materials, and are here to answer your questions and give you tips!
Chuck Huber, John Swasey
Autographs
Friday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Keeping up with the Q Man Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Keeping up with the Q Man! What's Quinton Flynn been working on lately? What makes the man tick? Come to a great panel with the fun and friendly Quinton Flynn.
My Villain Academia
Panel Room 3
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Come join the Villains of My Hero Academia in a q+a session. Are you brave enough to step up and ask them questions? Will you be heroic? They don't bite....hard.
Enhancing Social Skills Instruction thru Anime and My Little Pony
Panel Room 5
Friday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Calling all anime and My Little Pony fans working in special education or currently in special ed! We all know that My Little Pony and anime are fun to watch and enjoy, but anime can also be used to help students with disabilities during social skills instruction, and the friendship lessons from My Little Pony mirror many friendship lessons taught during social skills instruction. Listen to an autistic self-advocate share how he teaches teachers about how anime and My Little Pony can be used during social skills lessons at special education-themed cons.
Rob Mungle
Autographs
Friday: 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Welcome to the Shie Hassaikai
Panel Room 2
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
The world of my Hero Academia thought their quirks were no longer being threatened by the yakuza. However the man with the beak is back and stronger than ever! Join Overhaul and his newest member in the world of the Shie Hassaikai. What do you say? Are you ready to be welcomed to the family?
Beginning Artist Alley - Tips and Tricks for Beginners
Panel Room 4
Friday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Do you want to be in artist ally, but don’t know how? Here you can learn the basics of how to apply for a table and how to set up your table Business, From branding to selling.
Quinton Flynn
Autographs
Friday: 5:30pm - 6:20pm
Acting Workshop with Chuck Huber Recommended
Panel Room 1
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
First twelve people in line get to participate, the rest can ask questions and will be the audience. Some basic improv/acting games and techniques.
John Swasey Meet and Greet and Q&A Recommended
Panel Room 3
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Exactly what it sounds like, with prolific voice actor and director John Swasey.
Ask the Hashira
Panel Room 5
Friday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Come ask the Hashira (and Kiriya) Questions. Don't be afraid! Ask what you want and perhaps you'll get an answer.
Foamsmithing: The Beginner’s Guide to Foam Armor
Panel Room 2
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Have you ever wanted to create your own set of armor? Well here’s your chance! Join us in learning the art of Foamsmithing as we teach you how to create your own cosplay armor.
The Good, the Bad, and the plain Weird from the voice acting world with Rob Mungle! Recommended
Panel Room 4
Friday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Rob Mungle has worked on shows for FUNimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. Talk with him about all kinds of anime stuff, including the good, the bad, and the weird.
Waifu Wars
Panel Room 1
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Do you like Waifu’s? Do you like game shows? Join us for trivia and games and prove that you are the Ultimate Waifu Warrior!
D.Gray-man: Past, Present, Future
Panel Room 3
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Want to go back to 2012 when D.Gray-man was still relevant? How about when we still knew what was going on? Then welcome to the D.Gray-man help group where we’ll discuss storyline, characters, fan theories, and more. We welcome all fans to share their opinions and love for the series.
The Big 3 Present: A BNHA Trivia Night
Panel Room 5
Friday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Returning this Year!!!! The Big Three of UA are hosting a Christmas Party Trivia Night!! Come join them and have fun with a jeopardy style game of trivia from and about BNHA! (There will be prizes to win!)
His Butler: In Marriage
Panel Room 2
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
Join the newlyweds Sebastion and Grell as they discuss how excited they are to begin their new lives as a married couple! Watch as they perform their first dance, then participate in a Q&A, Games, and Pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Michaelis. :D
shiggy christmas hangout
Panel Room 4
Friday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
villains gather from all for one to even overhaul this is the party of the century where every villain is welcome to show their way of the holidays how they party and game.
Bakuhoes After Dark (18+)
Panel Room 3
Friday: 10:30pm - 11:20pm
Its past Bakugous bedtime but does the squad care? No they don't! Mina wants a Christmas party and wants it done right! Come join the bakusquad as they force Bakugou into the best Christmas party ever!
It's Always Sunny in CWCville: A Sonichu Reading
Panel Room 5
Friday: 10:30pm - 11:20pm
Join us as we adventure through the world of the internet's favorite oddity, Chris Chan, by live reading her magnum opus, Sonichu: the Saga of the Electric Hedgehog Pokemon.
FFD Plays Cards Against Humanity (18+)
Panel Room 2
Friday: 11:30pm - 12:20am
Wanna get to know the members of the Forbidden Fandom Dames a bit better? Well what better way than to see them play a game of Cards Against Humanity! What wacky combinations and awkward situations will they get themselves into?

Saturday

ConStories from Hell (18+) Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 12:00am - 12:50am
This is a fun look back at all the crazy experiences we have had at cons. While it is facilitated by John Swasey, it is open to all who wish to share. But beware, what is said at the con may not stay at the con. Caution, may contain off-color humor.
Autism in the Anime Fan Community: An Overview
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Many people with autism belong to the anime fan community. Listen to an anime fan with autism discuss the reasons why people with autism enjoy anime, issues people with autism can face at anime conventions, and how the anime fan community can be more understanding of people with autism.
Shall We Dance? (kpop)
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Are you a huge fan of Kpop? Do you dance in your room to different songs? Now is the time to shine! Come join us to dancing to random choreographies from your favorite groups. We have both old and new songs!
Star Wars: the force between sagas
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
The force is a powerful weapon and defensive tool. But is there a right or wrong way to use it? Join Sith lord Xanges and Jedi Master Zelgos along with there apprentices as we talk about the way the force has worked and changed throughout the series.
Chuck Huber
Autographs
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Kpop random dance
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Like K-pop? Come dance with us! From BTS to SHINee, from Blackpink to Twice. We’ll dance to it all! You can show off your dance skills or just bop around, either way it’ll be a great panel
Star Trek VS. Star Wars: Interdementinal Space Battle!
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Do you think a ship from Star Wars or Star Trek will come out on top? Lets find out! Join Commander Riker, Ltn. Sakura, Jedi Master Zelgos and Sith Lord Xanges as we pith these ships against each other. With the help of select crew from the audience that will assist in commanding the ships. Lets end this debate once and for all!
Cosplay Judging - Get Judged Here Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Did you make your own costume? Even if not, do you wear it super well? Come by this room to be judged on your cosplay costume and the best cosplayer will win a free pass to next year's Anime Midwest AND Con Alt Delete!! Consider this like pre-judging for American Idol, except it's COSPLAY IDOL!
John Swasey
Autographs
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Let's Build an Itabag!
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Itabags are the perfect way to display you love for a character, ship, or fandom whether you're only showing your interest or carrying your entire shrine. We’ll discuss how to make or buy your own itabag and everything inside them (including rare merch), decorating tips, and safe spending habits. If you already own an itabag, join the fun and show it off!
Bias Battles
Panel Room 4
Saturday: 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Are you a K-Pop fan? How well do you think you know your favorite idols? Come join us for a K-Pop trivia show and prove you know your idols better than anyone!
Quinton Flynn
Autographs
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Don't Stop Dancing! (Kpop)
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Join us in jumping, popping, and Jopping with your fellow K-pop dancers! Come to this Kpop Random Play Dance where you can come show off your moves to your favorite Kpop songs and make friends! Don't know any choreos? No problem! Just sit back and enjoy the View and Vibe with us!
Anime Q&A with Chuck Huber Recommended
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Ask all! Anything about Chuck, acting and anime...My Hero, DBZ, Yu Yu, Soul Eater, Shin Chan, Sgt. Frog, etc...
Rob Mungle
Autographs
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Horror stories with John Swasey Recommended
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 5:00pm - 5:50pm
From Bloopers to "uh ohs" during his long voice acting career, come listen in on some things that go on in the darker side of the voice acting world.
The Fringe (18+) Recommended
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Strap on your tinfoil and hold on. The truth is a little bumpy at times... and everything you've been taught is a lie! Building 7, back and to the left, crisis actors, HAARP... if you know, come join me... if you don't, come get your red pill.
Soul Eater Q&A/Trivia
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
"A Sound Soul dwells within a Sound Mind and Sound Body." Come join us as your favorite meisters and weapons host a panel. Some trivia, games, Q & A, and More. Come join the fun and chaos and possibly witness Soul receiving a well deserved Maka-Chop.
Rob Mungle Voice Actor Q&A Recommended
Panel Room 5
Saturday: 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Rob Mungle leads a Q&A about being an anime voice actor. With over 100 IMDB credits, including Akame ga Kill!, Ghost Stories, Lady Death, and Excel Saga, he’s one of the most prolific in the business. Get the inside scoop on what happens in the sound booth, learn the inspiration behind your favorite character’s voices, and one lucky audience member will win a personalized voice mail greeting starring their favorite character!
Chris Chan: A TRUE and HONEST Q and A
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 7:00pm - 7:50pm
A Q and A detailing the life and times of Christian Weston Chandler, the original creator of Sonichu, the Electric Hedgehog Pokemon.
Deku's Christmas slumber party
Panel Room 1
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
come join deku and the my hero class 1A students in a awesome Christmas slumber party with games like truth or dare freeze and last man standing all heros and villains are welcome to hang with deku and his friends
Catching up with the Miraculous’! (A Miraculous Ladybug Panel)
Panel Room 3
Saturday: 8:00pm - 8:50pm
Join Françoise Dupont High School’s students for a panel which will be a participation grade for them to see how they do in situations that allow a crowd! (We have Adrien Agreste!!) But oh wait! Somebody has been akumatized! Will Chat Noir and Ladybug be able to save the day?
The Conmedian 18+
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 9:00pm - 9:50pm
A day in the life of a cosplayer and congoer brings about a lot of adventure. Adventure leads to hilarity and hilarity becomes comedy! Join me, the Conmedian, as we laugh the night away at a variety of jokes and stories!
Obey Me: Master of Q&A! (18+)
Panel Room 2
Saturday: 11:00pm - 11:50pm
The demon brothers are finally joining con culture (thanks to Levi) and are here to obey any dares, answer any questions, and serve the audience in any way seen fit! Lucifer and Satan are irritated, Mammon is greedy, Asmodeus is feeling flirty, Beelzebub is hungry, and Belphegor and Levi are... somewhere... so come join us for a night full of catastrophe and hijinks!

Sunday

GameChurch Recommended
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Fringe science, spooky action at a distance, morphic fields, electric universe, lucid dreaming, ancient aliens, metaphysics, reality… Have you ever had the sneaking suspicion that life is a video game and all the players guides and walkthroughs are designed to keep you an NPC? Join the church and attend a service whose Patron Saint is St. Tesla and become part of the newly formed wiki to really craft a player’s guide for life.
Let’s Talk Video Games!
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 10:00am - 10:50am
Do you enjoy video games? RPGs? J-RPGs? Adventure, Visual Novels, or Simulations? Have theories about the lore of a series? Something completely different? Come talk to the Live Entertainment panelists about your favorite video games!
Sander Sides Christmas/Disney Singalong!!
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
Come join the sides in a Christmas and Disney sing along!! Come sing some of your favorite Disney songs and your favorite Christmas songs, requests for songs can be made! Cookies will also be provided by your favorite dad!!
into the wild
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:50am
join link and the champions in their quest into the wild where the will face challenging puzzle solving games and have to uncover mysterious drawings unknown and even solve the riddle of the mysterious champion who chose them and answering daring questions about themselves.
An Anime and Disney Music Recorder Tutorial
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The professional recorder player who has performed adaptations of anime and Disney music at anime conventions now brings you a recorder tutorial. Learn about how he adapts anime and Disney music onto the recorder from start to finish, while giving advice to students studying recorder in music class and aspiring recorder players regarding how to play the recorder during his demonstrations.
The Role Playing Ark: RPing in non-RP games
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Do Role Playing Games not have enough Role Play for you? did you ever play a game like Ark, Conan or Atlas and decide to take on a persona and play as a vampire or fairy? Join Twitch Streamer Zelgos and fellow panelists as we talk about RPing a game of thrones server in ARK, among other things in several other games. Share your experience RPing, or just come sit back and listen to all the ridiculous stories
The Ultimate Anime Smackdown!!!
Panel Room 4
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:50pm
An in-depth panel discussion with healthy audience participation in exploring the social, political,and economic interactions between characters found in anime and video game series, specifically when thrust into uncharted territories.
Performance 101- How to Perform in Cosplay
Panel Room 3
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Ever wanted to perform as a certain character from an anime, or even wanted to do celebrity impersonation? Cosplayer, drag artist and Michael Jackson Impersonator "Izzy A. Mess" is here to answer all your burning questions about how to perform, as well as how to get involved with Celebrity impersonation and the art of performing!!
Hear My Pokemon Cry
Panel Room 5
Sunday: 1:00pm - 1:50pm
A cow goes moo, a duck goes quack, and a kricketune goes DELELELE-WOOOOOOOOP, all things that we learned when we were kids. However, now that there are 890 how many of the Pokemon would you be able to identify purely by the sound that they make. Join us for a game that will put your Pokemon knowledge to the test as you listen to screeches, chirps, roars, and sounds of unknown origins as you attempt to match the sound to the Pokemon. There will be prizes for the trainers who identify the most!
An Anime and Disney Music Recorder Concert
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Watch a professional recorder player as he performs a combination of anime melodies, music from Disney films and shows, and related fan music, all on his recorder. A Q+A session will follow after the performance, where he will discuss how he adapts music onto the recorder for performance.
Let's Talk Comics!
Panel Room 2
Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Do you enjoy comic books? Marvel? DC? Darkhorse? Something else entirely? Would you like to talk about those comic books with other people who like comic books? This Live Entertainment Panel is the place - we’ll talk about comics forever! Join us to discuss lore, continuity, and anything else your heart desires!
Closing Ceremonies Recommended
Panel Room 1
Sunday: 3:30pm - 4:20pm
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