Friday 2023

Plan your weekend ahead of time and see what events on offer at Queen City Anime Con 2023!
The schedule is subject to change

Friday Convention Hours: 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Check out the map to see where all the rooms are located here!

Info / Registration Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Vendors Room Hours: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Games Room Hours: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Manga & Chill Room Hours: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
D&D Campaigns: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Cosplay Photography Hours: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Food Truck Hours: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Autographs with Tiana Camacho, Ciarán Strange & Landon McDonald: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Autographs with Afrococoapuffs: 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

Main Events

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Opening Ceremonies

Join us as we kick off Queen City Anime Convention 2023!

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Afrococoapuffs Concert

Blerd rapper, Afrococoapuffs, is going to bring her anime nerd energy to the QCAC main stage in an energetic live performance!

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: QCAC 2023 Idol Fest

Grab your penlights and come cheer on your local idols! The QCAC 2023 Idol Fest gathers idols performing songs from all kinds of sources––Love Live, Project Sekai, Enstars, and many more!

Doors open at 4:00 PM

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Drag Show with The Vanity House

The Vanity House present an all ages cosplay and anime inspired drag show!

Doors open at 6:30 PM

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: The Flamingo Revue

A very exciting part of our after dark programming, The Flamingo Revue, is the Southeast’s hottest up and coming burlesque troupe!

Doors open at 8:30 PM

10:30 PM – 2:00 AM: GxG Wolf Opening for iBeepuBop – DJ Cosplay Party/Rave

GxG Wolf will perform his unique nerdcore music experience followed by DJ Beep (Joshua Farley) of iBeep uBop, who will be performing for our Friday night rave.

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2:45 PM – 3:45 PM: That’s SO Metal: Faux Metal Painting with Hoku Props

Are you ready to rock your cosplay and prop making skills to the next level? Join Chad of Hoku Props as he demonstrates his tips and tricks for producing convincing faux metal finishes that will have you screaming “That’s SO Metal!” This demo will show you all the radical painting and weathering techniques that will help all the metalheads out there shred their way to prop making super stardom.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Q&A with Tiana Camacho, Landon McDonald and Ciarán Strange

Tiana Camacho, Landon McDonald and Ciarán Strange are joining together for a Bizarre Q&A panel, anything can happen! Wanna know how to become a Pokemon Master, or harness the power of your Stand, or maybe just wanna know how they got their careers started. Your answers are here!

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM: Bad to The Bone: Faux Bone Painting with Hoku Props

Get ready to raise some skeletons with our bone-afide demonstration on how to create realistic faux bone finishes! Chad of Hoku Props will show you how to paint and weather your props to give them a convincing aged and weathered bone look. Whether you’re trying to create a creepy prop or just want to add some gothic flair to your cosplay, this demo will have you feeling bad to the bone.

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Celebrity D&D with Goblins and Growlers

Improv tabletop games with Voice Actors and other industry professionals comfortable with stage performance.

8:45 PM – 9:45 PM: OWNING YOUR 15 MINUTES: A Crash-Course In Stage Performance with Ciarán Strange

It’s the perfect anime trope: your voice is angelic in the shower, but the instant there’s an audience, every ounce of confidence goes down the drain… and your voice seems to want to go with it. Enter Ciarán Strange — indie pop-rock singer, 15-year tour & studio veteran, and professional stage paralysis sufferer. He’s performed from Toronto to Tokyo, and he’s here to teach you some tricks to charm your audience, utilize your space, and free your voice.

10:15 PM – 11:15 PM: Kpop Random Dance with R3V3AL

Want to show off your dance moves? Come join us for a K-Pop Random Dance Play hosted by group R3V3AL!

11:30 PM – 1:30 AM: Smash or Pass Waifu/Husbando 18+

Come play smash or pass with your favorite Waifus and Husbandos. And see if anyone has your same interest

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12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Science in Anime

Fantasy and magic not doing it for you? Come see what science has to offer. Guaranteed to be ten billion percent interesting!

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Batman Should Kill the Joker

Batman is responsible for the deaths of everyone the Joker has killed. Come join us on a philosophical journey through the caped crusader’s history with his most iconic enemy as we discuss and dissect the consequences of his moral code. You will not leave the room and look at this beloved superhero the same way again!

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: Underrated Anime

Mimikyu and her trainer talk about some of their favorite second and third string animes.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Pictionary! But Make It Anime

Put your drawing skills to the test with our MS Paint Pictionary game! Members of the audience will take turns drawing a randomly selected anime character, object, or symbol, and the first person in the audience to guess it correctly will receive a point. The person with the most points at the end will receive a super cool prize!

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM: Girls Beyond the Frontline

From 90s action anime and manga series like Gunsmith Cats, to modern action packed isekais like Gungale Online Alternative and Otherside Picnic, we will look at the Girls with Guns subgenra of anime and manga, Join us on a deep exploration of the action series that feature strong female leads who sport firearms as they battle corrupt federal agents, or fight in virtual worlds to be the top of their game! This is Girls Beyond the Frontline.

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: A Cosplayer’s Guide to Embellishment

A beginner to expert level guide for how to make your cosplays pop. Learn about fabric manipulation, embroidery, beading, trims, and more.

8:15 PM – 9:15 PM: 30 Minute Cosplay Challenge! with Soler Cosplay

Come and join us for a no sew cosplay challenge where teams of 2-3 people use an assortment of items such as fabric, foam, craft paper, hot glue, duct tape, and more to create a costume in just 30 minutes!

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM: Golden Kamuy: Come for the Gold, Stay for the Men 18+

A fun filled overview of Golden Kamuy, the characters, and other things you should know.

10:45 PM – 11:45 PM: Kawaii to Kowai 18 +

Do you like cute magical girls, high school friendships, and cuddly sidekicks? Well, what happens when those things take a turn for the worse? Join us as we showcase our favorite anime that go from kawaii (cute) to kowai (scary). 18+ Panel

12:00 AM – 2:00 AM: Mostly Anime Jeopardy!

How much do you know about anime, and everything included? If you happen to be a lucky volunteer, you’ll be put to the test your knowledge of trivial anime knowledge from history to plain ol’ goofy questions! We also provide good humor and inappropriate jokes! Prizes also included (but set your expectations accordingly)

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12:15 PM – 1:15 PM: What Making a Game for NORMAL people is like

Are you a normal person (not clouted up)? Do you want to make a game? As a normal person(not famous/rich) I will go over the WHOLE game dev process and pitfalls

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM: Why working at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria is better than being a teacher. (Trust me I was one)

A paycheck is a paycheck no matter the job right? Lesson planning or haunted animatronics? I don’t know about you but something about murderous animatronics seems much better than public education. Let’s chat about the pros and cons of everyone’s favorite pizzeria vs working public education!

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM: 2023 Anime Trivia Smackdown

Always bragging to friends that you know more about anime than them. Always spouting random anime facts even when no one asks for them. Well then come on down to the one and only anime trivia smackdown! Test how big your anime knowledge actually is with this 100-question anime trivia extravaganza! We have prizes.

5:15 PM – 6:15 PM: You don’t even like sports!

Tried to work up to sports anime, but do not seem to have the get up and go? Let’s do some warmup stretches to get you pumped up for this genre!

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Learning History through Anime

Tired of watching another generic isekai? Discover some cool anime and manga based on historical events!

7:45 PM – 8:45 PM: Can’t Show that in a Christian Manga! 18+

What started as a slideshow of completely out of pocket and out of context anime screenshots evolved into masterfully woven meme collages for degenerates. This is a transcendental artistic experience for anime enjoyers with exceptionally high taste. From your favorite children’s card game to Oreimo and everything in between… Nothing is sacred. 18+ Panel

9:00 PM – 10:00 PM: Fate Trivia 18+

Come test your knowledge of the Fate series and win prizes!

10:15 PM – 11:15 PM: Super Late Night Anime Trivia Party with Borderline Panels

Gameshows are always a good time, but the Super Late Night Anime Trivia Party?? Oh. You have no idea. Literally none. Your lizard brain literally cannot comprehend how good of a time you will have at this party. Jungian Psychology cannot predict how much SEROTONIN you will receive from this panel. You need to come to this panel. Candy. Games. Party. Late Night Anime Trivia. Do it.

11:30 PM – 12:45 AM: Holy Grail War Party Games 18+

Calling all Masters and Servants to participate in a Holy Grail War of fun party games! Play games, earn points, and you just might win the Holy Grail!

1:00 AM – 2:00 AM: 90’s/00’s anime Newbies can watch

New to anime but keep getting told about anime in the 90’s early 00’s? Well this is the panel for you! We’ll talk about some well known anime from the time period that is newbie friendly and some not well known anime. At the end I will ask the audience what anime i woud recommend for their genre of anime they may be into

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5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: All Ages Karaoke

Join us for a family-friendly karaoke session! Whether you want to come sing your favorite songs or simply cheer for your fellow con attendees, we welcome all levels of participation!

9:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Mixer and Drag Review with DJ Vanna and The Vanity House (Cancelled)


11:00 PM – 2:00 AM: 21+ Karaoke

Join us for a 21+ karaoke session! Whether you want to come sing your favorite songs or simply cheer for your fellow con attendees, we welcome all levels of participation!

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