Thursday Night Programming Details

Here’s what’s going on Thursday night at Anime USA 2014. Membership not required: these events are free and open to the public! This is a great chance for you to check out Anime USA.

7:00pm – 8:00pmSocial Issues In CosplayWith the growth of the cosplay community both online and offline, cosplayers have been noticing greater amounts of issues with their hobby. This can include harassment on many levels (Fat-Shaming, Racial Hate, Fandom Hate, ect.), the growth and issues of online popularity, as well as the growth of competition through craftsmanship and other means. This panel is to help cosplayers and non-cosplayers have a open discussion about these growing issues, spread awareness of cosplay issues and find either immediate or long term solutions to them.Panel 2 (Washington 1)
8:00pm – 9:00pmMaid Café Meet & GreetMeet the maids of My Cup of Tea Maid CaféPanel 2 (Washington 1)
7:00pm – 8:00pmI Workout: A Cosplayer's Guide to FitnessHave you ever wondered how to get that superhero body but have no idea even where to start? I this panel, I will walk you through the basics of how to get into a workout routine, how to analyze your body type to determine what workout regimen would best benefit you, and how to eat a nutritious diet.Panel 3 (Washington 2)
8:00pm – 9:00pm50 Years of Anime OpeningsIt's the first night of the con, so why not relax, unwind, and take a look at how far anime has evolved, using only the openings as a lens. Selections taken from every decade of television anime will highlight emerging trends, experimentation, and elements of style incorporated by content creators for growing audiences. Panel 3 (Washington 2)
9:00pm – 10:00pmMasquerade MagicFrom concept to reality.  Have an awesome idea for a skit and don’t know how to make it come to life? Talk to some veteran cosplayers and find out how to make your dreams a reality. This panel will discuss how to make that cosplay skit dream a plausible reality.Panel 2 (Washington 1)
9:00pm – 10:00pmGuided tour of the HotelTake a guided tour of the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, the hotel that hosts Anime USA!Panel 3 (Washington 2)
10:00pm – 11:00pmAnime ParliamentWelcome to the highest court in the anime multi-verse. Anime Parliament ® is where you can step forward as a character or fan, and institute the changes you feel should be made. Come and state your case! But remember: be ready for a debate, because you’ll certainly get one.Panel 2 (Washington 1)
11:30pm – 12:30amThat Shouldn't Fit (Hentai Panel) [18+]Exactly what it sounds like. Heh. Heh. Heh.Panel 2 (Washington 1) [State-issued ID or Anime USA age-verification wristband required for entry]
11:30pm – 12:30amWild World of go Nagai [18+]This is an established panel on the life and times of Go Nagai. Topics covered include Early life, Clips from his shows and art from his Manga. Talks about how he became and maintained being a pioneer in manga/animePanel 3 (Washington 2) [State-issued ID or Anime USA age-verification wristband required for entry]
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