10:00 AM, Body Slams for Breakfast: USWA – EVENTS A
Q&A Learn about the locally based United States Wrestling Association in the morning panel to kick of WasabiCon 2016! Talk heroes, heels, and the industry as a whole with the folks behind this dynamic organization.
10:00 AM, Origin LARP Foam Sword Arena – FOAM SWORD ARENA
Ever find yourself at a con, between the panel you just watched and the next, 2 hours away? Or maybe the dwarf down the hall is taking forever repairing your hovercar? Origin has your answer. We wander the conventions of Florida helping Con-goers reach a heightened state of awesomeness through martial supremacy. There’ll be free water, some neat stuff to buy, and oh yeah, a foam fighting pit! Come join us for an immersive Dojo style experience where you are the fighter that people are cheering on in the last few seconds of a blistering battle of honed technique. All skill levels are welcome, and while we can’t promise you’ll leave a master, you’ll definitely get some good practice towards becoming one. Challenge your friends for bragging rights, or go one on one with a judge to test your abilities. (Room closes at 9:00 PM.)
10:00 AM, Sgt. Frog (Episodes 1-5) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-PG. Dubbed. Keroro is Sergeant Frog – the leader of a platoon of warriors sent to conquer planet Earth. But when the amphibious invaders discovered how much humans enjoy dissecting their comrades, the troops were scattered, the mission was aborted, and Keroro was abandoned. Now, this once proud soldier spends more time wielding a vacuum than he does the weapons of war. It’s a far cry from the glory of battle, but hey, at least he’s got his own room.
11:00 AM, Assassin’s Creed Q&A – PANELS ROOM
Wanna know how we assassinate the Templars? Here’s your chance to ask at the Assassin’s Creed panel! Ask us about our history with the brotherhood or how we lived after our last game. Hosted by Assassin’s United
11:00 AM, Games, Art And Music – GAAM ROOM
Swing by the GAAM room and interact with the creative team behind Folio Weekly’s deemed “Best Cosplay Event” of 2016! Get your photo taken at in front of famous gaming spots, listen to some music, and talking smack with the GAAM team. (Room closes at 9:00 PM.)
11:00 AM, Join The Potato Army! MissFushi Q&A Who is MissFushi? – EVENTS A
Why does she have an army of potatoes? WHY SHOULD BE ONE OF THEM?! Come to this introduction panel about YouTube video game personality MissFushi and her show. Talk video games, YouTube, and whatever else is on her mind that morning.
11:00 AM, What is “Extra Life”& How Can I Help? – EVENTS B
Do you like to play games? Do you enjoy helping your fellow man? Did you know that these two things can actually go together? Swing by and learn about Extra Life Jax in the presentation and the visit them at their table all weekend in the convention hall.
12:00 PM – Join the Jedi Academy of North Florida! – EVENTS B
Is the Force strong with you? Your family? Join the Jedi Academy of North Florida as they discuss their group, the Force, and the resurgence of Star Wars fandom!
12:00 PM: Paint Your Own My Little Pony (Walk Up, $10 for materials) – WORKSHOPS
We provide art supplies, paint, & blank ponies. You provide the creativity! Make your own custom MLP figure. For children & Bronies of all ages! Just walk in during the workshop hours. (Ends at 3:00 PM.)
12:00 PM, Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Episodes 1-5) – VIEWING ROOM
Rated 13 UP. Dubbed. She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn’t know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. Featuring the voice of MegaCon Tampa Bay Guest Cassandra Lee Morris!
12:00 PM, Talk-a-Con Panel – PANELS ROOM
Trade your horror stories and greatest moments from con’s past and present! Hosted by Martin Fortner and Joshua Nelson
12:00 PM, Q&A with Tara Sands – EVENTS A
Beyond being the voice of Bulbasaur in Pokemon, Tara has voiced Angel and Tyler in “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Anna Kyoyama in “Shaman King,” Mokuba Kaiba in the original English adaptation of “Yu-Gi-Oh!,” and the upcoming film “The Dark Side of Dimensions.” Join her for this Q&A about working in the animation voice industry!
1:00 PM, Gender & Video Gaming – EVENTS A
MissFushi and Lady Pelvic (Pelvic Gaming) both host their own respective YouTube video game shows and are amazing examples of the fact that gaming knowledge and skill is never defined by gender. Join this discussion about the evolution of video gaming from being a “guy thing” to an “everybody everywhere” thing – from gaming to the games themselves (like Mass Effect’s m/f character choices).
1:00 PM. Prop Safety for Cosplay at Conventions – EVENTS B
In today’s modern times, safety at your favorite weekend geek event is paramount. Join the 219th for this frank and open discussion about the dos and don’ts in regards to making and bringing prop weapons to fan conventions.
1:00 PM, Why Write Science Fiction? – PANELS ROOM
Why write Science Fiction you ask? Because if you love to read it, love to watch it, you should write it. You know you want to. This panel will discuss how to start writing, continue your story, and what do you do when it’s finished. Hosted by Ralph C. LeBrun
2:00 PM, Sean Schemmel 101 – EVENTS A
Did you know that Sean’s first U.S. anime convention appearance was in Florida (Orlando) in 2001? Come learn all about one of the most recognizable voices in anime in a fun and (somewhat) fact filled Q&A!
2:00 PM, Gurren Lagann: Childhood’s End (Movie) – VIEWING ROOM
Rated 13 UP. Subbed. In the distant future, mankind has lived quietly and restlessly underground for hundreds of years, subject to earthquakes and cave-ins. Living in one such village are 2 young men: one named Simon who is shy and naïve, and the other named Kamina who believes in the existence of a “surface” world above their heads. The destiny of these two starts moving drastically when the ceiling of their village falls in, and a gigantic “Gunmen” and a beautiful girl named Yoko, wielding a superconductive rifle, come from the surface. Together, Kamina, Simon and Yoko ride the mecha “Lagann” that Simon digs out of the ground, and fly up to the surface!
2:00 PM, Fairy Tail Part 2 – PANELS ROOM
Time for random things that are extremely great. More Q&As with all your favorite Fairy Tail (anime) characters. Hosted by Jamie Head.
2:00 PM, Roast of Sailor Moon and the Scouts – EVENTS B
The Sailor Scouts of Jacksonville present a hilarious and only slightly brutal roast of everyone’s favorite meatball-headed super hero, Sailor Moon! Join in as the pretty soldiers of love and justice poke fun at their moon princess. Hosted by the Sailor Scouts of Jacksonville.
3:00 PM, Larry Watts Talks Comics – EVENTS A
Join Larry Watts, artist for the Army of Darkness and Evil Dead 2 comics, as he talks about comics, the industry, and more.
3:00 PM, Steven Universe Sing-Along and Q&A – PANELS ROOM
Join the Crystal Gems in a sing-a-long celebration of your favorite Steven Universe songs! The gems will also be available to answer your questions! Hosted by For the Love of Clod.
3:30 PM, Geek Puppet Making Workshop (Walk Up, $10 for materials) – WORKSHOPS
Swing by for this family friendly workshop for all ages. Create characters from anime, cartoons, and more from pre-set kits, glue guns, and more! Just walk in during the workshop hours. (Ends at 6:30 PM.)
4:00 PM, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F (Movie) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-PG. Subbed. Even the complete obliteration of his physical form can’t stop the galaxy’s most evil overlord. After years in spiritual purgatory, Frieza has been resurrected and plans to take his revenge on the Z Fighters of Earth. Facing off against Frieza’s powerful new form and his army of 1,000 soldiers, Goku and Vegeta must reach new levels of strength in order to protect Earth from their vengeful nemesis.
4:00 PM, Ouran High School Host Club – PANELS ROOM
This panel will present our “Ouran High School Host Club”. We will answer questions or do dares – but please remember this is a FAMILY FRIENDLY convention, so keep it civil. We will give hugs and interact with other cosplayers and at the end give a big host club good bye. Hosted by LunaB.
4:00 PM, Star Trek’s Influence on Real Life Technology – EVENTS A
Fifty years later… and still Trekkin! Join the 1701st Fleet in this presentation about the impact Star Trek has had on technology in our day to day lives over the past five decades. Remember to bring your communicator cell phone!
4:30 PM, GAAM 2016 Cosplay: Behind The Scenes – GAAM ROOM
Get insight on the GAAM Audition process and get insight on what it’s like behind the scenes. With GAAM Ryan, Ms Valentine, Klara Cu and other members of the GAAM Team.
5:00 PM, 3-D Printing Discussion – EVENTS B
Have you ever wanted to see yourself as an action figure? Though it was something impossible? WELL IT’S NOT! Swing by and see a simple presentation of how 3-D printing is changing the way we make toys, products, and even props. Hosted by Make Me Designs.
5:00 PM, “Beforeus” Homestuck Panel – PANELS ROOM
This panel is a “Question and Answer” panel for a theme group of collected and hand chosen cosplayers of human dancestors from the webcomic “Homestuck” by Andrew Hussie. Hosted by Humanstuck!Dancestors
5:00 PM, Who You Gonna Call? North Florida Ghostbusters Panel – EVENTS A
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost? Well, the North Florida Ghostbusters are ready to believe you! Talk movies and cosplay with this amazing and dynamic club.
6:00 PM, Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge (Movie) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-14. Dubbed. Originally released in 1991, the fifth Dragon Ball Z feature (a.k.a. Tobikkiri no Saikyou tai Saikyou–“Fantastic Ultimate Strength vs. Ultimate Strength”) involves the characters from the TV episodes, but in an unrelated continuity. Goku and Gohan set off on a camping trip with Krillin and Oolong, but their outing turns into a battle royal when they’re attacked by the minions of Cooler, Frieza’s older brother. Piccolo appears as a Nameck ex machina to aid Gohan, but the centerpiece of the film is the battle between Goku in his Super-Saiyan form and Cooler, who looks like a purple iguana in a football uniform.
6:00 PM, Fandom Karaoke (90 Minutes) – EVENTS B
This panel allows everyone to sing along to all of their favorite songs from all of their favorite fandoms. From video games to anime and YouTubers to television, you can sing to your heart’s content with the music of your fandom. Hosted by MusicIRL.
6:00 PM, RoadRat: Break the Base – PANELS
Junkrat and Roadhog have heard a lot of things about this Hero Base. They want to get in. The only problem…they can’t agree on a plan. With the help of all those who happen to overhear the plan and some friendly games, one of them will get their bragging rights.
7:00 PM, Black Butler (Episodes 1-5) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-14. Subbed. Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell.
7:00 PM, The Legend of the Legend of Zelda – PANELS ROOM
Grab your wooden sword and start a quest down memory lane with Lady Pelvic from Pelvic Gaming in this one hour discussion about Nintendo’s famous franchise. Talk classic games and rumors of things on the horizon. Hosted by Pelvic Gaming.
7:30 PM Nintendo 3DS Streetpass Meetup – WORKSHOPS
Swing by & join other gamers for this open meetup. Show off your 3DS (or 3DS XL) & collect puzzle pieces a other gaming goodness.
7:30 PM United States Wrestling Alliance Q&A – EVENTS B
USWA was founded to provide an outlet for Professional, Independent Wrestlers in Florida. Their roster has included former TNA Superstar Jesse Neal, “King of State” Francisco Ciatso, Los Ben Dejos from Tijuana, “Indy’s bad Boy” Slick Sleazy a/k/a “Off the Wall, Sam Shaw, Leva The American Diva,Rocky Santiagop, Blain Rage and from CCW: “Rock and Roll” Chris Turner, “The Revelator” Kevin Toole, “Flash N Cash” Hayden Price, and many more. Come learn more about this locally based wrestling organization!
8:00 PM, Noise Complaint Live: Fallout Edition – EVENTS A
Noise Complaint is the premiere professional cosplay tap ensemble at pop culture conventions in the U.S. – and this show will feature costumes & dance themed around the popular video game franchise Fallout.
10:00 AM, Origin LARP Foam Sword Arena – FOAM SWORD ARENA
Ever find yourself at a con, between the panel you just watched and the next, 2 hours away? Or maybe the dwarf down the hall is taking forever repairing your hovercar? Origin has your answer. We wander the conventions of Florida helping Con-goers reach a heightened state of awesomeness through martial supremacy. There’ll be free water, some neat stuff to buy, and oh yeah, a foam fighting pit! Come join us for an immersive Dojo style experience where you are the fighter that people are cheering on in the last few seconds of a blistering battle of honed technique. All skill levels are welcome, and while we can’t promise you’ll leave a master, you’ll definitely get some good practice towards becoming one. Challenge your friends for bragging rights, or go one on one with a judge to test your abilities. (Room closes at 5:00 PM.)
10:00 AM, Games, Art And Music – GAAM ROOM
Swing by the GAAM room and interact with the creative team behind Folio Weekly’s deemed “Best Cosplay Event” of 2016! Get your photo taken at in front of famous gaming spots, listen to some music, and talking smack with the GAAM team. (Room closes at 5:00 PM.)
10:00 AM Meet the North Florida Ghostbusters – PANELS ROOM
When there’s something strange in your neighborhood… who ya gonna call? Learn about this local community minded cosplay club, their projects, and opportunities to join the ranks of their paranormal elite!
11:00 AM: Paint Your Own My Little Pony (Walk Up, $10 for materials) – WORKSHOPS
We provide art supplies, paint, & blank ponies. You provide the creativity! Make your own custom MLP figure. For children & Bronies of all ages! Just walk in during the workshop hours. (Ends at 2:00 PM.)
10:00 AM, Soul Eater (Episodes 1-5) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-14. Dubbed. Maka is a Meister and Soul is her Weapon. As students at the Grim Reaper’s Death Weapon Meister Academy, their study habits couldn’t be more different. But in battle against the supernatural forces of evil, they’re a freakin’ lethal team. That’s when Soul transforms literally into a razor-sharp scythe, and every defeated wicked soul he sucks down makes him more deadly. That’s when Maka unleashes the merciless slayer within, wielding her partner and dropping monsters.
10:00 AM, Use the Force! Jedi Academy Demonstration – EVENTS B
Swing by and see the Masters and Padawans of the Jedi Academy of North Florida demonstrate the ways of the Force. A must for Star Wars fans at WasabiCon!
10:00 AM, Video Game Broadcasting & Podcasting – EVENTS A
Join MissFushi and Lady Pelvic (Pelvic Gaming) in this question and answer session about the blood, sweat, and digital tears that going into producing your own YouTube channel about (you guessed it) video games!
11:00 AM, The Wonderful World of Wonder Woman – EVENTS A
Join WW super fans (and WasabiCon cosplay featured talent) Candy Keane and Jenna Esposito for this one hour discussion about the history, costuming, collecting and love for the most iconic female super hero on her 75th anniversary.
11:00 AM, Learning Pokemon Video Games Competitively! – PANELS ROOM
Pokemon video game competitive learning! Exactly what the name states, learn about competitive tactics to ultimately be the very best! Teaches things from IV’s, EV’s, STAB (same type advantage bonus), typing’s, abilities and hidden abilities, and lastly nature! These are all the essential tools to be one of the most fierce competitive gamer’s out there! The best part is that you may bring your DS/3DS for more in depth learning, or simply battle one another with what you have and/or currently learned. Hosted by Todd Dixon.
11:00 AM, Noise Complaint Live: Trick or Treat Edition – EVENTS B
Noise Complaint is the premiere professional cosplay tap ensemble at pop culture conventions in the U.S. – and this show will feature costumes & dance themed around Alice in Wonderland and Five Nights at Freddy’s!
12:00 PM, Cosplay 101: A Beginners Guide on Knowing Where to Start – PANELS ROOM
This goal of this panel is to help cosplayers or soon to be cosplayers find a foothold on to making their own costumes, wigs, and props. Making a costume can be stressful, but with some suggestions as well as tips from personal experiences the panel hopes to help give some insight in the way of making the experience of construction a little less stressful. Hosted by Stuck in Middle Earth Cosplay
12:00 PM, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (Movie) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-PG. Dubbed. Following the events of the Dragon Ball Z television series, after the defeat of MajinBuu, a new power awakens and threatens humanity. Beerus, an ancient and powerful God of Destruction, searches for Goku after hearing rumors of the Saiyan warrior who defeated Frieza. Realizing the threat Beerus poses to their home planet, the Z Fighters must find a way to stop him before it’s too late. Only Goku, humanity’s last hope, can ascend to the level of a legendary Super Saiyan God and stop Beerus from destroying Earth, and possibly the entire universe!
12:00 PM, Meet Tara Sands: The Voice of Bulbasaur! – EVENTS A
Tara played the roles of Bulbasaur, Ritchie, Sammy, Oddish, Tori, Bugsy, Cissy and Jasmine (as well as over 40 other characters) in the original “Pokemon” dub – and she even plays Pokemon GO! Join her for this one our discussion about “catching ‘em all!”
12:00 PM, Trek Trivia! – EVENTS B
Are you a Trekkie? Or are you a Trekker? What is James Kirk’s middle name? Who is Harry Mudd? How many ships have had the name “Enterprise”? Join the 1701st for this fun hour of Star Trek trivia great for casual fans to hard core experts.
1:00 PM, Comics Q&A with Larry Watts – EVENTS A
Join comic book artist Larry Watts for this question and answer session about life, the universe, and working in the comic industry.
1:00 PM, Jacksonville Lolita Society Presents – Lolita 101 – PANELS ROOM
Ever wanted to get into Lolita Fashion and not sure how or where to begin? Join the Jacksonville Lolita Society as we go over the basics of Lolita fashion and more!
1:00 PM, WasabiCon Kigu Party – EVENTS B
Bring out your Kigurumi’s and be ready to have some fun! The WasabiCon Kigu Party is back! Come join us for fun games with some cool prizes! Kigu’s are not required, but are encouraged! Hosted by AMS Cosplay and Timeblaster Cosplay.
1:30 PM, GAAM vs. The Shortbox Podcast – GAAM ROOM
Hear how a bitter rivalry has become a tense alliance to benefit the Jax nerd community and how forming your own collaborations can benefit your own passion projects, or just listen to them insult each other. With GAAM Ryan, Badr Milligan of The Shortbox and others.
2:00 PM, Crisis of Comic Books – PANELS ROOM
Crisis of Comic Books: are movies and tv the life support? With comics being now becoming the source material – which influences the other more? Do movies and television drive the comics or vice versa? Join the fan panel discussion hosted by The Direct Edition.
2:00 PM, Gurren Lagann: The Lights in the Sky are Stars (Movie) – VIEWING ROOM
Rated 13 UP. Subbed. Seven years have passed after the battle of Teppelin… Humans have since reclaimed the surface of the earth and enjoy an unprecedented period of peace and prosperity. However, humanity’s increasing population growth triggers the sudden emergence of an unknown, powerful enemy.
2:30 PM, Dynamics of Solo Cosplay vs. Group Cosplay = EVENTS B
Join the the 219th as they discuss the pros/cons of doing your own thing vs. doing a group! (Think Iron Man… or The Avengers?) Group discussion, so bring your ideas and questions.
2:00 PM, Goku Speaks! Sean Schemmel Q&A – EVENTS A
This panel is (easily) over 9000! Join the voice of Goku for the question and answer session about Dragon Ball Z, voice acting, and anything else on Sean’s mind!
3:00 PM, Anime (not)Scene-It – PANELS ROOM
It’s technically not Scene-It (because saying it is would be illegal) but we’re calling it that anyway! Join in on the fun with some anime trivia presented to you in the form of normal questions, video/audio clips, and scrambled images. See if you and a group of strangers can win the game, get tons of weird little Japanese prizes, and be declared Otaku Royalty! Hosted by Brianna Lloyd.
2:30 PM, Geek Puppet Making Workshop (Walk Up, $10 for materials) – WORKSHOPS
Swing by for this family friendly workshop for all ages. Create characters from anime, cartoons, and more from pre-set kits, glue guns, and more! Just walk in during the workshop hours. (Ends at 5:30 PM.)
4:00 PM, Fairy Tail (Episodes 1-2) – VIEWING ROOM
TV-14. Subbed. When four young Fairy Tail members unite, their bond is forged by a power found in neither muscle nor magic and grows stronger with every mission. Whatever you do, don’t mess with these friends or you’ll get a taste of Natsu’s flaming fist or Gray’s ice hammer, suffer a painful blow from one of Lucy’s celestial spirits or catch the edge of Erza’s mighty blade! Whether they’re stopping demons from devastating the world or wrestling in the mess hall, this mystical team manages to inflict as much damage to their rivals as they do to the surrounding area!
4:00 PM, Live Dragon Age Party Banter – PANELS ROOM
Join Fenris and Merrill from Dragon Age 2 for in- and out-of-character q/a, trivia (with prizes!) and all-around bickering between two very different elves. *Fun for all ages, but there may be some adult language! Parental advisory recommended. Hosted by Monster Garden Art.
4:00 PM, Tentacle Chris’ Excellent Toys for Tots Charity Auction – EVENTS B
“Tentacle” Chris Duplis loves Christmas… so much so that he thinks about it all year long. In 2015, he started a personal mission to raise money and toys for Toys for Tots to help spread holiday cheer in Central Florida and raised almost $3500 in donations. Well, this year we’re helping him kick things off early by hosting a charity auction at the convention as he tries to DOUBLE THAT AMOUNT! (That’s right, folks: $7000.) Collectibles, autographs, and MORE will be available – so don’t miss out! (NOTE: want to donate an item to the auction? Email firstname.lastname@example.org)
5:00 PM, Closing Ceremonies – EVENTS B
WasabiCon Year 5 is DONE! Join us for a question and answer conversation about WasabiCon the new location, and plans for the future.