Saturday 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

Saturday Convention Hours: 9:00 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: 10:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Games Room Hours: 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Manga & Chill Room Hours: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
D&D Campaigns: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cosplay Photography Hours: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Food Truck Hours: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Autographs with Tiana Camacho, Ciarán Strange & Landon McDonald: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Main Events

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM: Triangle Taiko Performance

Triangle Taiko presents an ensemble performance of traditional Japanese taiko drumming!

Doors open at 12:00 PM

2:00 AM – 3:30 PM: Kpop Dance Group Performance

R3V3AL is a Korean pop dance cover group based in Charlotte, NC. Don’t miss their energetic Mario themed main stage performance!

Doors open at 1:30 PM

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Cosplay Contest

We are thrilled to be continuing the Craftsmanship Contest this year at Queen City Anime Con! We are so excited to see what you have been creating! You will get to show off all your skills to our Judges and share it with our attendees on stage!
Check out the rules and apply for the contest here

Doors open at 4:30 PM

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: QCAC After Dark 18+ with Cirque du Cosplay, Vanity House, and The Flamingo Revue

An adult-themed ensemble show featuring circus, drag and burlesque.
Valid identification required to be admitted into this event.

Doors open at 7:30 PM

10:30 PM – 2:00 AM: GxG Wolf and Gr3ys0n Opening for iBeepuBop – DJ Cosplay Party/Rave

GxG Wolf and Gr3ys0n will perform their unique nerdcore music experience followed by DJ Bop (Constance Sorrow) from iBeep uBop, who will be performing for our Saturday night rave.

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Panel 1

11:00 AM- 12:00 PM: Q&A with Landon McDonald

Come Join Landon McDonald in an interactive Q&A getting to know the man behind many of your faves from JJK, Junji Ito, Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, and many more!

12:15 PM- 1:15 PM: Q&A with Tiana Camacho (Moved to Lounge at 3:30)

Join Tiana Camacho for a Q&A session and dive deeper into a behind the scenes look at the Voiceover industry, thier motivations, history, and an exciting look into the world of being a voiceover superstar!

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Taiko Workshop

Come join members of the Raleigh-based Triangle Taiko for a Japanese drumming workshop. We will be hosting two 1-hour workshop sessions back-to-back to teach traditional Japanese drum techniques and rhythms. Both workshops will cover the same material. Audience participation is encouraged, but equipment will be limited on a first come, first serve basis.

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM: Mystic DREAM Presents: J-pop/Idol Random Dance Panel

Are you a fan of idols? J-pop? This may be the panel for you! Stop on by and dance to some popular hits from media such as Love Live, Project Sekai, Hello Project, and more! Everybody is welcome to participte.

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM: Madlib Tabletop (Whose Roll is it Anyways) with Goblins and Growlers

A comedy improv tabletop performance where the audience creates everything the performers encounter – collaborative!

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM: Live Streaming 101 with Mira Scarlet and Hoku Props

A panel that goes over what tools and programs you will need if you have a desire to start live streaming on popular platforms like Twitch and Youtube. Whether it’s for gaming, creative or IRL content this panel will help you learn what it takes to get started live streaming, making your presence known online and building a community!

9:30 PM – 10:30 PM: MadLip Tabletop 18+ with Goblins and Growlers

A comedy improv tabletop performance where the audience creates everything the performers encounter – collaborative!

11:00 PM – 12:00 PM: Anime Smash or Pass 18+

In this audience participation style panel, we ask the series questions: smash or pass? Join us as we laugh our way through conventional an unconventional anime characters to see if they pass the test. Have a character you’d like to submit? Messages us on Instagram @YCTAPCons

12:00 AM – 2:00 AM: Truth or Dare with Blue Snow 18+ (Cancelled)

“Come and join infamous Blue Snow from “”Shimoneta””, in a game of Truth or Dare, to help her figure out how to have fun in a world where dirty jokes DO exist!Make new friends, share your deepest desires, do wacky challenges to show your dedication to join the team of S.O.X.!”

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Panel 2

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Reboot Anime

Want to get into older anime, but do not want to watch older anime? Come check out some classic anime titles with a fresh coat of paint.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Guide to Studying Japanese

A lot of people want to study Japanese, but a lot of people don’t know where to start. Others may struggle to find effective ways to study. Using my own experience of studying Japanese in college, I am going to give my best tips and tricks on how to not just memorize but fully understand the vocabulary, grammar, and kanji that makes up Japanese! You do not need to know any Japanese to attend.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Spy x Family and Cold War Germany

Espionage, assassins, surveillance, and secret identities, but what’s the truth behind the world of Spy x Family? Join us for a deep dive into the history of Cold War Germany and the true historical basis for the cool spy adventures!

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Pokemon pictionary

You may already be a Pokemon master, but not everyone has a Masters in Art. See if you can tell the difference between a Voltorb, and Electrode, or a Jigglypuff seen from above.

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Itabag Pin Bartering Hour

A panel dedicated to trading pins, buttons, or anything that goes on an ita bag (or any kind of bag).

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM: 3D Modeling on Your Smartphone with Hoku Props

Are you interested in 3D modeling but don’t have access to a computer with specialized software? Then join Chad of Hoku Props as he discusses the benefits of learning and using Nomad Sculpt, a 3D modeling App on Google Play/iOS. Nomad Sculpt is an amazing tool to create professional-grade 3D models right from the palm of your hand. Whether you’re a seasoned 3D artist or just getting started, this panel and demo will provide valuable insights into creating 3D models on the go.

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM: Draw Your Own Monsters with Goblins and Growlers

Totally Not Drawfree with Monsters Similar to, but Legally Distinct from, The World’s Most Popular Tabletop Roleplaying Game

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM: Circus & Cosplay with Cirque du Cosplay

7:15 PM – 8:15 PM: Anime Boyfriends with Borderline Panels 18+

You ever think about a boy? Ever wanna just take him out to dinner, to the dance, or to meet your parents? So what if he isn’t real, we don’t care and neither should you, because it’s finally time to talk about our beloveds, or betrothed’s, our Anime Boyfriends. No more taking the cardboard cutout to dinner, because we’ve got a whole hour to talk about our boys.  Just don’t forget the tissues… or the fanfics. 

8:30 PM – 9:30 PM: Nailed It! Prop Forge Edition with Solar Cosplay

Have you ever seen the hit Netflix Show Nailed It! Well we have taken inspiration from that show and applied it to cosplay props. Join us as a group of contestants attempt to create an amazingly comical cosplay prop in just 30 minutes! No experience needed and all materials and tools will be provided.

9:45 PM – 12:00 AM: Bad Anime Night with Borderline Panels 18+

When we talk about anime, we tend to flock right to the best of the best, maybe Fullmetal Alchemist or Akira, but what about the best of the… worst? If you enjoy laughing until your sides hurt, or just like to submerse yourself in the cringe, come join us for a night of the best bad anime you’ve ever seen!

12:00 AM – 2:00 AM: The State (of comedy) vs Bo Burnham 18+

Anime, stand-up, hilarious tv shows. Grab a drink, sit down, laugh, and let us dive into the golden child of present-day laughter: Post Modern Comedy! Centuries of human genius and creation all in the pursuit to simply discover one deceptively simple question. What’s so funny?

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Panel 3

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Let’s Talk about ‘Dex

We’ll learn why you should never send a 10-year-old to complete a field guide as we explore some of the most interesting, educational, weird, creepy, brutal, and sometimes cute entries that the Pokédex has had to offer through the years.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM: Aged to Perfection

Fandom and Cosplay are often seen as “childish” but they’re hobbies that can grow with you! Join us for a discussion of participating in cosplay and fandom as you age.

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Intro to 3D Printing

Have you wanted to get into 3D printing but don’t know where to start?! Join AssortedCreates as they walk you through choosing the best robot printing minion and how to best make it work for you!

12:45 PM – 1:45 PM: Anime Characters as Musical Theatre Leads!

Anime and Musical Theatre has more crossover in its fandom than we realize. Let’s merge these two fandoms and cast some of our favorite Anime Characters in our favorite Musical Theatre shows! Who will make the Cast List and get a chance to shine on the Broadway stage?!

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM: Anime Opening Battle Royale: Round 2!

Last year we crowned a champion, but we are not done yet! Join us again in this crazy tournaments style competition, where we argue who has the best anime opening! Audience participation welcome and great for all ages. Submit your favorite opening to YCTAPCons on Instagram for a chance to fight for your favorites.

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Disney Music Bingo

Be our Guest and let us be Part of Your World and see if you can pick out these Disney classics but also some lesser known tracks in multiple rounds of Bingo!

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM: How to Stream Like a Goddess with The Athena Alliance CLT

The Gaming Goddesses are back at Galaxycon with their mainline workshop! We’ll go over our streaming journeys and teach the audience how to set up their streams, which platforms work best, what type of content to focus on, and answer audience questions.

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM: Name That Theme!

Test your knowledge of anime theme songs with our Jeopardy-style panel! We will play a variety of theme songs old and new across genres, and the first person to correctly guess it will win points! The person with the most points at the end will receive a cool prize!

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM: Religion, in my anime !?

In this panel, we will talk about how religion has played a part in anime and some of the symbolism in anime.

9:45 PM – 10:45 PM: Um, Actually

From Super Mario to Super Heroes, nerds come in different varietys and there’s nothing nerds like doing than correcting other nerds. Come test your knowledge against other nerds.

11:00 PM – 12:30 AM: Smash or Pass But it Only Gets Worse 18+

Who’s your anime crush? Are they the ultimate husband or waifu? Come find out in this elimination-style smash or pass panel. Will your crush land on top?

1:00 AM – 2:00 AM: Story Time with the O,W,R 18+

My panel is about a about my friends and I telling story’s about our life

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3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Q&A with Tiana Camacho

Join Tiana Camacho for a Q&A session and dive deeper into a behind the scenes look at the Voiceover industry, thier motivations, history, and an exciting look into the world of being a voiceover superstar!

5:00 PM – 7:45 AM: 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!

8:30 PM – 9:45 AM: JACKBOX!!! AFTER DARK! 18+ with Ciarán Strange

Have you ever played Jackbox!? Whether you’re aware of the chaos that’s in store for you or not, this will be one of those panels that stays with you forever. For better… or for worse. ;3 (NO VIDEO/AUDIO RECORDING)

10:00 PM – 1:00 AM: Karaoke 21+

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!

1:00 AM – 2:00 AM: Mixer and Drag Review with DJ Vanna

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