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Happy Meowloween! Welcome to NekoCon 22, 2019- Check out our schedule for all of our events this year!

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Thursday, October 31
 

7:00pm

Myths and Local Legends
Has someone told you about a local legend or myth? Some have been passed down by generations. Come join us to hear of some them!

Panelists
avatar for Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators

Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators

Hello everyone! We are a group of Paranormal Investigators located in Hampton Roads Va. Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators was started in 2006. We are strictly a non-profit group and NEVER charge for any investigation we perform. Our main goal is the safety of our clients and their... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

7:00pm

Meowloween Trick or Treating!
When magical girls go flying and talking cats are seen, the moon laughs and shouts “It’s Meowloween!!!” Come celebrate the spookiest night of the year at NekoCon! There will face painters and open trick-or-treating through the halls for kids. For the pre-registered mortals there will be special spooky Meowloween programming, and even a frightfully fun Halloween Jam. It’s gonna be a swinging wake, so come monster mash with us!

Guests
avatar for MR Fashion Brand

MR Fashion Brand

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! MR Fashion Brand MR is asking and searching the beauty of our feminine side in an ongoing travel through time. We are continuing to explore femininity... Read More →
avatar for Hollow Mellow

Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →
avatar for Mika Takeuchi

Mika Takeuchi

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! Mika Takeuchi made her debut in the Gothic- Lolita world as a designer in S-inc. Her work included designing for various h.NAOTO brands, as well... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
HRCC Hallways

7:00pm

Hellsing Ultimate- 8-10 (18+)

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Thursday October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

7:00pm

Cosplay Craft Faire
Come and join us Thursday night from 7-10pm and Friday morning  from 11am-2pm at the Cosplay Craft Faire! Here you can bring your old costumes, cosplay accessories, sewn or constructed crafty items, notions, fabrics, fabric scraps, props and prop materials, and wigs to buy, sell, or trade among the cosplay community. No new items for resale, cosplay related items only, no hardware such as machines, parts, scissors, etc.
The Craft Faire participation is a first-come/first-served, non-refundable and non-transferable area for vendors and attendees purchasing items.

Thursday October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

7:00pm

Pre-Registration Pick Up (Pre-Paid Memberships ONLY)
Please read through the following information before purchasing a membership for NekoCon!

Why do I Have to Purchase a Membership?
Only members of NekoCon are eligible to attend NekoCon. A membership must be purchased for all individuals seven years of age or older. All events and areas of the convention are for members only. NekoCon memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means that you will not receive a refund if you are unable to attend NekoCon. Refunds will only be issued in instances of accidental overpayment.
Why should you prepay your membership?
*Early check-in Thursday night. Skip the Friday and Saturday lines!
*Faster lines if you do check in Friday or Saturday.
*Saves you money!
*Your membership helps us prepare, and the sooner you join, the sooner we can get started on special projects to make the convention better than ever!
Registration Hours of Operation
Pre-paid membership badge pick-up will begin Thursday night at 7:00pm. At-door membership will be open beginning Friday morning.
  • Thursday, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Pre-Paid Memberships ONLY.)
  • Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
At Door Membership Prices
Adult:
Friday $65 (includes all three days)
Saturday $55 (includes Saturday and Sunday)
Sunday    $40 (includes Sunday only)
Children(Available for purchase at door only):
Ages 7 – 11 $40 (includes all three days)
Below 7        FREE
Confirmation
You will receive an email from EventBrite, which is your method of confirmation. Bring this receipt and a valid photo ID with you to pick up your badge during the event. If you do not receive your confirmation from EventBrite, please make sure to check your spam folder in your email. If still no luck contact memberships@nekocon.com .
Refunds
Memberships are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another guest.
Lost Badge Policy
If you lose your badge during the event you will be required to purchase a new badge. In the event of a lost badge, please check with Lost & Found (located at the Information Desk in the Hampton Roads Convention Center) to see if your badge has been turned in. Proper identification MUST be provided in order for your lost badge to be returned to you. We recommend writing your legal name on the back of your badge.
Parting Thoughts
Please check with parents/teachers/supervisors (anyone who can deny your right to attend!) to ensure that you will still be free and available to attend NekoCon prior to registering.
Check out our social media pages for up-to-date information and changes!

Thursday October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Registration HRCC 1st Floor, Outside Hall C

7:00pm

Soul Eater
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Thursday October 31, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

7:30pm

Action Arcade Presents: #Haloween! (18+)
Some good ol' fashioned 2v2 Halo Tournament on Halloween night!  Keep an eye out on our website for rules and sign ups!

Panelists

Thursday October 31, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

8:00pm

Not Today, Satan: The Devil In Mass Media
Because if fandom gets blamed for being devil worship, might as well show them some actual devils for a change. Or at least, what people have misconstrued as devils since forever.

Guests
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

8:00pm

Meowloween Dance!
Come enjoy some spooky tunes as we kick off Meowloween with a dance!
When magical girls go flying and talking cats are seen, the moon laughs and shouts “It’s Meowloween!!!” Come celebrate the spookiest night of the year at NekoCon! There will face painters and open trick-or-treating through the halls for kids. For the pre-registered mortals there will be special spooky Meowloween programming, and even a frightfully fun Halloween Jam. It’s gonna be a swinging wake, so come monster mash with us!




Thursday October 31, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

9:00pm

A Punk Rock Panel
Punk is a fluid, every evolving genre of music (but don't say that out loud or risk being called "totally not punk). From origins in the 60s through the skate, pop, crust, horror, and emo booms of subsequent decades, the ethos and mindsets might have changed, but the music has managed to remain culturally relevant and indeed popular. This panel (tries its best to) explore the origins of the genre, the landmark bands and movements, the ages of its existence, and the ambiguity of its future. It also presents a rocking good time, or at least it tries to.

Guests
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →


Thursday October 31, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107
 
Friday, November 1
 

9:00am

Registration
Please read through the following information before purchasing a membership for NekoCon!

Why do I Have to Purchase a Membership?
Only members of NekoCon are eligible to attend NekoCon. A membership must be purchased for all individuals seven years of age or older. All events and areas of the convention are for members only. NekoCon memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means that you will not receive a refund if you are unable to attend NekoCon. Refunds will only be issued in instances of accidental overpayment.
Why should you prepay your membership?
*Early check-in Thursday night. Skip the Friday and Saturday lines!
*Faster lines if you do check in Friday or Saturday.
*Saves you money!
*Your membership helps us prepare, and the sooner you join, the sooner we can get started on special projects to make the convention better than ever!
Registration Hours of Operation
Pre-paid membership badge pick-up will begin Thursday night at 7:00pm. At-door membership will be open beginning Friday morning.
  • Thursday, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Pre-Paid Memberships ONLY.)
  • Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
At Door Membership Prices
Adult:
Friday $65 (includes all three days)
Saturday $55 (includes Saturday and Sunday)
Sunday $40 (includes Sunday only)
Children(Available for purchase at door only):
Ages 7 – 11 $40 (includes all three days)
Below 7 FREE
Confirmation
You will receive an email from EventBrite, which is your method of confirmation. Bring this receipt and a valid photo ID with you to pick up your badge during the event. If you do not receive your confirmation from EventBrite, please make sure to check your spam folder in your email. If still no luck contact memberships@nekocon.com .
Refunds
Memberships are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another guest.
Lost Badge Policy
If you lose your badge during the event you will be required to purchase a new badge. In the event of a lost badge, please check with Lost & Found (located at the Information Desk in the Hampton Roads Convention Center) to see if your badge has been turned in. Proper identification MUST be provided in order for your lost badge to be returned to you. We recommend writing your legal name on the back of your badge.
Parting Thoughts
Please check with parents/teachers/supervisors (anyone who can deny your right to attend!) to ensure that you will still be free and available to attend NekoCon prior to registering.
Check out our social media pages for up-to-date information and changes!

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:00pm
Registration HRCC 1st Floor, Outside Hall C

9:30am

Aria: The Animation
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

9:30am

Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

10:00am

Masquerade Early Check-In
Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Cosplay Green Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 201-202

10:00am

Chibi Neko Coloring Contest
Show off your budding art skills by giving some color to the mascots’ adventure! Participants that turn in their drawing will get a sticker. The contest runs until Saturday at 12:30pm.

Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

10:00am

Chibi Neko Cosplay Contest Sign Ups
Hey Parents, don’t forget to bring your child’s costumes along as Chibi Neko will be hosting a cosplay contest for the kids. The Chibi Contest is Saturday at 2pm. The winner,  as well as the top 3 of each age bracket (Ages 6 and under & Ages 7-10), will get VIP seating and enjoy a walk across the stage at Neko Masquerade on Saturday! Make sure you sign up Friday morning until Saturday at 12:30pm!

Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

10:00am

Chibi Neko- Open Play
At many conventions, programming tends to be aimed more toward the adult and teenage crowd. However, at NekoCon we pride in our family friendliness! Starting in 2013, NekoCon founded Chibi Neko, and each year we aim to improve on previous successes.

Chibi Neko is a special place exclusively to children 10 years or younger. This year there will be a variety of kid friendly activities such as arts & crafts, kid friendly videos, games and much more throughout the entire weekend!

All children must be accompanied by an adult while in the Chibi Neko room. 


Friday November 1, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

11:00am

Cons and Cosplay Basics
With this panel, I would be explaining con etiquette as well as a con overview; such as how to suggest a guest and more. I’d also be going over general important parts of cosplay; such as wigs, contacts, booking shoots, etc. Overall the panel is generalizing the basics of cons themselves and cosplay!

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

11:00am

Just Saiyan. Wigs. No Foam about it.
Over the past few years, fans of anime, manga, and other fandoms have become overwhelmingly diverse in their sexuality, gender identities, racial identities, and cultural backgrounds. Join seven members of various fandoms for a discussion about the changing dynamics of the nerd community followed by an open forum for questions, confessionals, and advice. 

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

11:00am

Mortal Kombat Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com




Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

11:00am

D&D: what it is, how it works, why we love it
Dungeons and Dragons has been a geek's hobby for quite some time, and many people are interested but don't know where to begin. In this panel, we'll be talking about the mechanics, game play, and weirdness that is D&D. If you're interested in how the game works or how to get started, come check it out.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

11:00am

Cosplay Craft Faire
Come and join us Thursday night from 7-10pm and Friday morning  from 11am-2pm at the Cosplay Craft Faire! Here you can bring your old costumes, cosplay accessories, sewn or constructed crafty items, notions, fabrics, fabric scraps, props and prop materials, and wigs to buy, sell, or trade among the cosplay community. No new items for resale, cosplay related items only, no hardware such as machines, parts, scissors, etc.
The Craft Faire participation is a first-come/first-served, non-refundable and non-transferable area for vendors and attendees purchasing items.

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

11:00am

GEXCon Free Play
Check out the Free Play PC area by GEXCon! See a GEXCon staffer to sign up to play.

Supporters
avatar for Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King is a locally owned and operated company founded in 2008 in Richmond, VA. We provide custom built PCs at very reasonable prices with superior customer service.We are proud to partner with GEXCon in the video gaming hall. Check out the Free Play PC area and the... Read More →
avatar for GEXCon

GEXCon

GEXCon is a community driven multi-day convention featuring Free Play, Vendors, Artists, Casual and Premier Live Tournaments, Virtual Reality, Board Games and more. In addition to the Free Play PC area, we are very happy to bring the $2500 NCS League of Legends Tournament to NekoCon... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 8:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Tabletop Gaming
Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Magic the Gathering League
Entry Fee: FREE
Format: Any format you and your opponent agree on!

We will be running Magic League all weekend. Any time Tabletop is open you can stop by the desk and get a League Slip. For every game you play get an opponent to initial it when you are done. Fill this slip by playing 3 games. Turn it into the Tabletop Staff and get a DCI foil promo card for every game played. Every completed league slip also gets you a chance to win prizes like a custom playmat or sealed product. Playmat / Sealed Product winners will be drawn Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and again on Sunday at 2pm. Make sure you are here at drawing time OR you can leave your cell phone number / email and we will send you a message. Remember to have fun!

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Video Gaming
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Supporters
RB

Red Bull

This year, NekoCon welcomes Red Bull as a supporter of our gaming room! Challenge your friends to a battle on their gaming couch, keep it classic with a few rounds on the Pacman arcade cabinet, and above all, grab a cold Red Bull to level up between gaming sessions!


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:30am

BlazBlue
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

11:30am

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

12:00pm

Japanese Confectionery Corner 3.00+1.00: You Can (Not) Resist
Have some candy! ...and cookies and cakes too! Come and join LostGamers in a frenzy of Japanese confections. We'll be covering the cultural history and importance of sweets as well as how to prepare some of the more popular desserts. we will also look at sweets in anime including full themed series!

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

12:00pm

Dungeon Master 101: How to prepare for the unpreparable.
An in-depth explanation, from a veteran DnD player and Dungeon Master, on how to write, prepare, and run your first DnD session or campaign, with an emphasis on how to outline story elements, plan and design encounters, and how to prepare for the unpreparable; your players.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

12:00pm

Panel Roulette with ConLG (Halloween edition)
Come join ConLG as we present to you... SOMETHING! We have chosen 5-6 panelists to present panels they have never seen before! The twist!? THEY HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE! Come see how evil some of our panelists decide to be to each other

Panelists
PT

Peter Trant

Con LG, Con LG


Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

12:00pm

Puyo Puyo Tetris Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

12:00pm

Cash & Guns Demo
In an abandoned warehouse a gangster band is splitting its loot, but they can't agree on the split! It's time to let the guns talk and soon everyone is aiming at everyone. The richest surviving gangster wins the game!
Ca$h 'n Guns helps you relive the best scenes of your favorite gangster movies. The goal is to have more money than anyone else after eight rounds while still being alive.

Rules will be taught and everyone gets a nice Promotional First Player Token!

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

12:00pm

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe
LOVELY HEART MAID CAFÉOkaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to Hampton Roads!
What is a maid cafe exactly?
A maid cafe is a themed restaurant originating in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, where servers dress as maids and treat guests as Masters or Princesses. Maids greet customers with “Welcome home, Master!” to create a warmer atmosphere. Many guests use maid cafes to de-stress after a long day and relax by playing games, watching performances, or even just talking about the hobbies they share with maids.
Meet our maids!
Learn more about our maids here and “like” them on Facebook for the latest updates!
You can also see us at our Club Row table!
Where will we be located at NekoCon?
The Maid Cafe will be located at the Cyprus Grille Restaurant in the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center (right next door to the Hampton Roads Convention Center)!
 
We will not be taking reservations, so feel free to stop by the restaurant during the hours of operation.

Supporters
avatar for Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Okaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cyprus Grille (Embassy Suites Hotel) Embassy Suites Hotel Restaurant

12:00pm

Artist Alley
Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Artist Alley HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

12:00pm

Photobooth with photographer Lina Hammer
This year NekoCon’s Official Photo Booth in Artist Alley will be run by Lina Hammer!
Lina has been providing professional photoshoots for conventions for the last eleven years. She has been providing services to conventions such as DragonCon, AMA, ROFCON, Otakon, and NekoCon for the past ten years. This year she will be taking official photoshoot requests at Lina.Hammer@nekocon.com for anyone interested in preplanning their photoshoots at the NekoCon Photo Booth.
Her photobooth will be the same hours as Artist Alley on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Her photo rates are as follows:
-$5 for a print
-$13 for 3
-$10 per High resolution Digital Copy
-$25 for all digital photos on a device of your choice or on a CD as available.
-All photo sessions are free to the public with unlimited number of snapshots and costume changes.
Here is her digital portfolio and a few shots from ROFCON.
https://r2linad2.portfoliobox.net/linaberelovichphotography 

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Photobooth (with Photographer Lina Hammer) HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

12:00pm

The Carolina Manga Library
The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions, the Library seeks to promote literacy through the medium that they love.
The Library was founded in 2013, debuting at Nashicon in Columbia, South Carolina. Since then, the Library has been guests at conventions all over the Southern states and their collection becomes larger with every passing month, having expanded to all forms of graphic novels. Their expert staff of librarians and library assistants are also experts in all things manga and graphic novels, so feel free to ask them for recommendations for new series!


Supporters
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The Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Carolina Manga Library HRCC 2nd Floor, Room 208

12:00pm

LARP
LARPRemember when you were a kid and you used to run around and pretend you were a dinosaur or an astronaut? LARP is simply that, but we’ve got some rules in place to keep things in order (so your brother doesn’t show up as Godzilla and destroy your space shuttle without any repercussions), and allow you to play as your favorite manga and anime characters for a weekend.
The NekoCon LARP focuses on getting up and moving around, but otherwise works like a standard tabletop RPG. Playing as a character of your choosing from our extensive database of characters from anime and manga, you’ll take part in a three-day storyline that our imaginative staff have written up. Be it playing as Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z and taking part in a hot dog eating contest, Erin from Attack on Titan trying to hunt for treasure, or playing as Sailor Moon and trying to become the Junior Prom Queen, every year promises a new story and a new adventure for our players. Instead of using dice to resolve actions, we use the Nexus system, which is based on rock, paper, scissors. It’s very easy to pick up, and we welcome in new players every year to our already growing group of attendees. The beauty of the NekoCon LARP is that you can play as much or as little as you’d like over the course of the weekend… so whether you’re looking for a brief con distraction or looking to sink your teeth into our delicious plot, stop on by! We’re always looking for fresh meat, er… new players.
Even if you’re shy or don’t know what a LARP is really like in practice, please feel free to stop by our event room and see how we do things. We love having people ask questions, and they usually end up playing in our game. If there is a character you’ve always wanted to pretend to be (whether you’re in cosplay or not), chances are we have a character sheet of them. Don’t be afraid, if anything LARP has piqued your interest, come by our room and see what we’re all about. Reading about it won’t do justice to seeing the fun in person!

Friday November 1, 2019 12:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
LARP Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 203-205

12:30pm

A Game of Adaptation
Do you think you know details about how your favorite anime and video games are adapted from their sources.  Whether based on Manga, Video Games, or other sources, see how much you know with fellow fans in this fun and interesting trivia game.  Prizes will be given out to the top participants, including a gift card prize to the top participant.  Come out to learn some things or to test your knowledge.    

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

1:00pm

Board Game Speed Dating
Feeling like your board gaming is in a rut?  Come out and Learn how to play multiple quick board games.  Each game has been selected to last from 1 minute to 15 minutes.  Play through 5-8 games all of which will be taught and played within the hour  Fall in love with a new game!

Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:00pm

Shoestring Scientists present: MARVELous JAPAN
Way back in 1978, Marvel Comics made its first appearance on Japanese television in the form of Spider-Man. This began a great tradition of Marvel Comics licensing properties to Japanese companies, with varying degrees of success.

Panelists
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Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

1:00pm

Ghost Lollipops
Learn how to make a ghost craft that you can also eat!

Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

1:00pm

Love Live! Photoshoot
Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

1:00pm

One Piece Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

1:00pm

Exhibitor's Hall
EXHIBITORS HALL POLICY1. All outstanding general rules of the convention are still applicable while attendees are in the Exhibition Hall except where modified or expanded below. No rules are repealed.
2. No shoplifting of Exhibitor merchandise or stealing of any merchandise or personal property will be tolerated. Offenders will be permanently banned from all current and future NekoCon conventions and outside events. We also reserve the right to share your name with other conventions in an informal warning system, and the victims of the crime will have the opportunity to prosecute offenders.
3. No cosplay photography is to take place within the Exhibitor Hall, in the doorway area of the Exhibitor Hall, or anywhere within six feet of the Exhibitor Hall’s doors. Violators of this policy will be politely asked to immediately leave the Exhibitor Hall. Those who do not comply will be escorted out of, and away from, the Exhibitor Hall for the benefit of all other attendees. This is to ensure easy access for regular attendees and staff, and to ensure that emergency exits are maintained.
4. Obstructions, as defined in the NekoCon Weapon’s Policy, even if allowed into the convention as a whole, will not be allowed into the Exhibitor Hall. Further, any attendee with an over-sized prop or costume that limits the wearer’s mobility in such a way as to keep them from freely flowing with standard tight-fitting foot traffic shall not enter the Exhibitor Hall. This will include, but not be limited to, any costume with protrusions (especially sharp ones) of more than four inches, six or more inches thick foam or other material throughout, headpieces of more than thrice human normal size, feet more than two thrice a standard human’s, extensions mounted to the back that are more than six inches wider than the person wearing them, or other similar defining factors. Final say is in the hands of the Exhibitor Hall Department Head and the Convention Safety Staff posted at the Exhibitor Hall doors, or their superiors.
5. Outside bags, backpacks, and storage devices such as fanny packs, are allowed. They must be a size that is standard for their nature. Please keep in mind that in the close press of bodies, it will be impossible for Con Safety to help you keep an eye on your backpack or fanny pack at all times, and Nekocon can not be held accountable for any theft that takes place, so use personal caution always. The various bags issued by our dealers shall not be allowed to re-enter the Exhibitor Hall. Please take these bags and their contents to your hotel room, vehicle, or other storage arrangement as soon as you are finished shopping in the Dealer’s Room.
6. No props, bags of any nature, parts of costumes, trash, or any other items shall be left unattended inside of, or within the vicinity of, the Exhibitor Hall. At no point will these items be considered “held,” or “reserved.” They will be treated as Lost and Found or trash as the Staff deems necessary to keep the convention center clean. Cleaning staff will do the same as they see fit, often with their own separate Lost and Found. At no time will any Staff member be held responsible for any abandoned items, even if they interacted with said item after abandonment.
7. As outlined in the NekoCon Weapon’s Policy, certain items can be purchased within the Exhibitor Hall that CAN be carried within the convention center under our rules and policies. When these items are purchased from the Exhibitor Hall, attendees are to leave the Exhibitor Hall before removing and properly disposing of any and all packaging materials, or putting those materials in your hotel room, vehicle, or other storage arrangement. Purchased items from the Exhibitor Hall, if they follow all other rules and policies, including peace bonding any weapons and the items are not inside a Dealer issued bag, may return to the Exhibitor Hall once removed from all packaging outside of the Exhibitor Hall. Anyone opening a product within the confines of the Exhibitor Hall will be escorted out of the Exhibitor Hall.
8. As outlined in the NekoCon Weapon’s Policy, certain items can be purchased within the Exhibitor Hall that CANNOT be carried within the convention center under our rules and policies. These items are not to be opened within the Convention Center and are to be taken immediately to your hotel room, vehicle, or other storage arrangement as soon as you are finished shopping in the Dealer’s Room.
9. The NekoCon and Convention Center Staff both reserve the right to deny entry to the Exhibitor Hall at any time, for any reason, without having to provide said reason. disputes with Exhibitor Hall or Con Safety over this or any other rule can be taken up with the Head of Con Safety, or the NekoCon Convention Chairperson, in that order. Convention Center Staff can only direct complaints to NekoCon Staff on your behalf, and should be allowed to run the Convention Center itself.


Friday November 1, 2019 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Exhibitor's Hall HRCC 1st Floor, Hall C

1:30pm

AMV 101
You've seen them, now learn the basics to make your very own Anime Music Video! We'll go over how to's, editing resources, and answer any and all questions to get your AMV career on the way!

Panelists
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Kaylee Hall

Department Head, AMV


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

1:30pm

Prop Building 101
For beginner cosplayers! Want a cool prop for your cosplay, but aren't quite sure how to go about making it? This panel will cover some basic materials and methods for making your dream prop. You don't need to break the bank either to make something amazing, so let's learn how!

Panelists
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Shadow Wing Cosplay

Shadow Wing Cosplay has been cosplaying for 13 years. Having always loved arts and crafts, she has participated in a broad range of creative experiences over the course of her life, from wood working classes to stained glass. When she discovered cosplay, she took it upon herself to... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

1:30pm

Tekken 7 Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:30pm

A Certain Magical Index III
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

1:30pm

Utawarerumono
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

2:00pm

CANCELLED- Cooking With Mori
Food is a necessity in life, why not make it fun? I'll share some easy recipes for every skill level and budget! Actually most are super budget friendly, let's be fair. From an easy breakfast, to an awesome dessert, I'll take you through some easy eats that show up in anime and manga frequently enough to make your mouth water.

(No food will be presented with this panel for allergen concerns)

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

2:00pm

Super Smash Bros. Photoshoot
Location:Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

2:00pm

Voltron Photoshoot
Location: Main Lobby


All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

2:00pm

How to Program Branching RPG Stories (Beginner Friendly)
What if you could write fiction that was just as customizable as your favorite RPG? Even more than Final Fantasy 7! Learn to use Twine, the free writing software that lets you hand your protagonist over to your readers to define and control in an immersive storytelling format that’s so much more than “choose your own adventure.”

Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

2:00pm

Heart Of Crown Demo
So the King has died and has 7 daughters who have the right to the throne.  You must build up prestige in order to gain the favor of a princess and then bid for her to become the New Queen of the land!  This is a wonderful deck building game with beautiful artwork.  Come out and back a princes that matches your play style in order to win over the throne!

Friday November 1, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

2:30pm

Life Lessons from Anime
Life lessons are all around us, even in anime and manga.  Join us as we provide examples and relatable anime experiences.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

2:30pm

Just a Bunch of Posers: Intro to cosplay posing
The basics of posing for cosplay photoshoots, hall shots and the occasional pose off! Complete with wity hosts, live demos, and your own chance to strut your stuff.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

2:30pm

K-Pop 101: AKA More than BTS
Are you new to K-pop, just need a place to sit for a bit, or want to fangirl/boy/them...then welcome! You’re going to learn the basics of the fandom. Let’s look at a brief history of K-pop and of course some videos. Be swept up in the Hallyu wave! (*Life vests not included due to budget cuts.*)

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

2:30pm

NekoCon Makes a Game - Ad Lib Game Development
Does the 20,000 square feet of arcade gaming have your blood pumping? Come join our 2 hour session of ad lib game development, where we (hilariously) combine our collective 'talents' in art, programming and sound design into one giant free-to-play constracity. Bring your own laptops (optional).

First 15 minutes - Game design pitches.
Next 30 minutes - Asset collection (2D images, sounds, etc).
Dev Sprint - 1 Repeating level.
Last 15 mins - Final thoughts, questions & distribution.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

3:00pm

Hetalia Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall


All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

3:00pm

Opening Ceremonies
Join us for a spooky NekoCon 22 as we officially begin the convention on Friday in Main Events! Start NekoCon with special performances, meet our guests, and find out what NekoCon 22 has in store for you!

Guests
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MR Fashion Brand

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! MR Fashion Brand MR is asking and searching the beauty of our feminine side in an ongoing travel through time. We are continuing to explore femininity... Read More →
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Ray Chase

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, the Male Player in ANTHEM, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius... Read More →
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Kevin T Collins

Kevin T. Collins began his career on the stage at the ripe old age of six, performing throughout his childhood and adolescence across the Bay Area in theaters such as Theatreworks in Palo Alto and San Jose Civic Light Opera, now the American Musical Theater of San Jose.Kevin’s first... Read More →
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Voidmynx Cosplay

Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community, and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge... Read More →
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Robbie Daymond

Robbie Daymond: In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen... Read More →
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Jim Deeley

Jim Deeley is a freelance writer, aspiring game designer, veteran game master, and the founder and lead writer at Apotheosis Games & Publishing. A passionate fan of fantasy, science fiction, and history since his early boyhood days of playing in castle ruins all across England, Jim’s... Read More →
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Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →
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Troy Gale

Troy Gale has only been presenting his panels through Study of Anime for a few years, but he has been attending conventions for over a decade now, and it's given him a lot of insight to talk about his passions with more fervor than ever before. Studying game design at Old Dominion... Read More →
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John Gremillion

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in animefor nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur... Read More →
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Mela Lee

Mela Lee is a voice actress and vocalist based in Los Angeles whose work can be heard in over one hundred animated series, films, television shows and video games. In Animation/ Anime, she voices Princess Zanda for Marvel Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD),  Rin... Read More →
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Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →
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Max Mittelman

Although he is well known as Saitama in ONE-PUNCH MAN, Max Mittelman has also given life to the hotheaded troublemaker with a heart of gold, Ryuji, in PERSONA 5, the carefree and always hungry, Plagg, in MIRACULOUS LADYBUG, and the lazy yet virtuous sin of sloth, King, from SEVEN... Read More →
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Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo... Read More →
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Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas has voiced many anime roles and is currently Jyushimatsu in the Osomatsu Brothers and Nathaniel in Miraculous Ladybug. Other credits include Taki (Your Name), Kenji (Summer Wars), Kia (Lu Over The Wall), Animus (Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry), Dagger (Black Butler... Read More →
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Mika Takeuchi

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! Mika Takeuchi made her debut in the Gothic- Lolita world as a designer in S-inc. Her work included designing for various h.NAOTO brands, as well... Read More →

Panelists
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All Hallow Queenz: Chanel Temple

Chanel Temple of Suffolk VA. Chanel loves entertaining and aspires to one day be a crowned diva. Chanel Temple works very hard with the community and is loved by many. You can catch all her shows locally at 37th and Zen in Norfolk VA.
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All Hallow Queenz: Jasleane Jade

Jasleane Jade of Virginia Beach VA. Jasleane has been working in the industry of a decade, and is fiercely famed all over Virginia. You can catch her locally at 37th and Zen and The Rainbow Cactus Company.
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All Hallow Queenz: Jasmine Spaulding

Jasmine Spaulding of Richmond Virginia. Jasmine loves displaying her creatively unique talents of make-up and costume designs. Jasmine is a former title holder of Miss Dreamgirls. You can catch Jasmine host her amazing drag brunch at 37th and Zen located locally in Norfolk VA.
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All Hallow Queenz: Lily Dolce

Lily Dolce of Smithfield VA. Lily loves to live on the edge and grace the stage with passion. Lily can be caught at 37th and Zen once a month for an amazing drag brunch.
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Expedition Cosplay

What happens when cosplay meets vanlife? Expedition cosplay! Justin and Megan Webb are two award winning cosplayers that sold all they owned to travel the world looking for adventure! They now travel and cosplay for a living out of their 1984 Fallout inspired vault-tec van! From... Read More →
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Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators

Hello everyone! We are a group of Paranormal Investigators located in Hampton Roads Va. Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators was started in 2006. We are strictly a non-profit group and NEVER charge for any investigation we perform. Our main goal is the safety of our clients and their... Read More →
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Shadow Wing Cosplay

Shadow Wing Cosplay has been cosplaying for 13 years. Having always loved arts and crafts, she has participated in a broad range of creative experiences over the course of her life, from wood working classes to stained glass. When she discovered cosplay, she took it upon herself to... Read More →
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Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts... Read More →

Supporters
avatar for Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Okaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to... Read More →
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The Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

3:00pm

Coping with Anxiety and Depression: The Power of Cosplay
Do you have a passion for cosplay? Do you find crafting and cosplaying a relaxing hobby? Do you also suffer from anxiety and depression? Anxiety and depression is something that many of us struggle with. It can sometimes be hard to find healthy copings skills for the symptoms it causes. As someone who struggles with anxiety/depression I have found cosplaying to be very therapeutic. Come learn about symptoms of anxiety and depression and how you can use cosplay as a way to cope with it.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

3:00pm

Dead or Alive 6 Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

3:00pm

Guns, Tarot cards, and masks: Persona for beginners
Straight from Japan: it’s SMT Persona! But what exactly is Persona? A dating sim? A visual Novel? A strategy game? Come join us as we explore the popular Persona game installments: Persona 3, 4, and 5! We will discuss the cast, their arcana, and of course: their personas!

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

3:00pm

King of Tokyo or King of New York Demo (Player's Choice)
Will your monster become the most powerful and rule Tokyo or New York?  Roll your way to victory by collection victory points, beating up other monsters, and collection energy to power up your monster!

Family friendly game to start out your Nekocon Weekend!

Friday November 1, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

3:30pm

BJD 101: Doll basics
Just found out about Ball Jointed Dolls? Then come to our panel and learn about the basics and how to avoid the pitfalls and recasts.


Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

3:30pm

Fruits Basket (2019)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

3:30pm

Hetalia Axis Powers
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

4:00pm

Halloween Hand Puppets
Make and play with your very own hand puppet. Choose from a pumpkin, Dracula, or Frankenstein.

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

4:00pm

Cosplay Competition 101
Whether you're a complete novice or have entered a few skits and are just looking for that extra something to take it to the next level, here is the time to learn what the judges and audience may be looking for, as well as the general do's and don'ts of entering a skit or costume in the Masquerade.

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

4:00pm

Good Omens Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

4:00pm

Pokémon Photoshoot
Location:Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

4:00pm

Vocaloid Photoshoot
Location:Main Lobby, Right Wall

Facebook Event

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

4:00pm

Child's Play: How to Run TTRPGs for Kids
Running games like D&D can be hard enough when doing it for adults, running games for children can provide unique challenges, but it is some of the most rewarding experiences for a game master. In this panel, I'll give tips and tricks into how to run a game for kids.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

4:00pm

Red Dragon Inn Learn to Play
Come learn to play Red Dragon Inn.  Fight each other, Gamble away your money, and drink away the memories.  Will you be the last one standing at the Inn?  There are so many characters to choose from and this is the perfect time to brush up on the rules before Saturday's Tournament!

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

CCC-AN-02 The Wrathful Deity of Khurovogo

Character levels 1-4
Written by Garrett Crowe
The goblins of Khurovogo are being destroyed in devastating bursts of flame.
The bravest of the surviving goblins seek out heroes willing to confront their angered deity and negotiate for the survival of the village... or kill the god.
This is a 2 hour adventure for Tier 1 characters. Optimized for APL 3.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

CCC-YLRA01-03 Bound By Duty

Character levels 5-10
Written by Jay Africa
Civil disorder threatens to throw the leaderless town of Ylraphon into chaos. You find respite from this political strife when the Chiang Emporium hires you for an escort mission. The task: sail south to accompany a Chiang Emporium envoy on a return voyage to Ylraphon, where her wedding is to take place upon her arrival. The voyage is perilous, but not nearly as complicated as what awaits when you finally make it back to town.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL09-01 Escape from Elturgard
Character levels 1-2
Written by Rich Lescouflair

Damnation! The Companion that once stood as a beacon of hope and goodness above the city of Elturel has been extinguished and the entire city—along with its denizens—have been drawn into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells! While those fortunate enough to have been outside of the city’s walls during its departure have been spared that fate, but they’re not yet out of danger! The refugees formed a caravan bound for the nearby city of Baldur’s Gate. Can you keep them safe from devils, bandits, and one another until they reach safety?
Four One-Hour Mini-Adventures for 1st to 2nd Characters. Optimized for APL 1. 
WPN Release: 9-Sep-2019
DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL09-02 Stopped at the Gate
Character levels 1-4
Written by Andrew Bishkinskyi
It’s been a long, arduous trip, but you’re finally here—Baldur’s Gate. You’re not out of peril yet, however, even if you’re leaving the lawless wilds behind you, the streets of the Gate still run red with blood. But you quickly find that arriving at the city wasn’t the biggest challenge at all, now you must convince the city’s rulers to grant asylum to you and those in your charge. Part One of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.
A 2-4 hour Inglorious Redemption adventure for Tier 1 characters (optimized for 3rd level)
DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDEX01-10 Tyranny in Phlan
Character levels 5-10
Written by Greg Marks

The Maimed Virulence has come. The future of the Cinnabar Throne and the lives of the denizens of Phlan are in jeopardy. The Cult of the Dragon rejoices, and the Black Fist is powerless to stop them. How will the factions of the city respond to this threat? Can Phlan be saved this time? Part One of Under Emerald Claws.
A 4-hour adventure for 5th-10th level characters (optimized for APL 6)
dmsguild.com/product/170469


For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

PFS1 10-13: Fragments of Antiquity

Character levels 5-9
Written by Sam Polak

After creating her spectacular museum demiplane, the legendary sorcerer Hao Jin departed without a forwarding address. However, the Pathfinder Society has recently discovered her last known whereabouts on the Material Plane: a Tian Shu library that she later transported to her demiplane to spare it local dangers. Not only could this site shed light on Hao Jin's last accomplishments, but the building's vast contents are a snapshot of a continent's history. The sequestered library holds far more secrets than that, though, and it is now home to the proud Scalebreaker kobolds and a powerful spirit that they dare not anger.
Released January 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

PFS1 10-20: Countdown to Round Mountain
Character levels 7-11
Written by Jerall Toi

As the Hao Jin Tapestry demiplane collapses at an increasing rate, the Pathfinder Society has decided that it must evacuate the surviving inhabitants using a powerful ritual that can return one of the demiplane's monumental sites back to the Material Plane. The only candidate large enough is Round Mountain, an immense, tunnel-ridden stone sphere pulled from the Darklands of Tian Xia centuries ago. However, in the generations since Round Mountain vanished from the Darklands, countless subterranean creatures moved into the vast cavern left behind. If the mountain returns—and it must return to save the demiplane’s refugees—it would crush all those who have moved into the cavern since.

The Society must move quickly. The PCs are one of several teams tasked with exploring the vast cavern, cataloguing the doomed architecture, and above all coordinating the occupants' evacuation before the long ritual concludes.

Contents in Countdown to Round Mountain also contribute directly to the ongoing storyline of the Exchange faction.

Released May 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

PFS2 1-01: The Absalom Initiation

Character levels 1-4

Written by Lyz Liddell

A new era is beginning for the Pathfinder Society, with new recruits and new factions all excited to build connections and embark on grand adventures. The PCs are among these recruits invited to attend a welcoming party where they can meet both the old guard as well as the up-and-coming leaders. But the party’s not all talk; the PCs learn of four exciting escapades in Absalom, through which they can kick off their adventuring careers!

This adventure’s individual missions include numerous variations that make each play-through exciting and different.

Released August 2019 at Gen Con.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Village Square, Ship, Haunted House, Museum

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

PFS2 1-03: Escaping the Grave
Character levels 1-4

Written by Adrian Ng

The Whispering Tyrant has escaped Gallowspire and ravaged the lands of Lastwall. Although the nation managed to evacuate many civilians, there are still refugees, Pathfinders, and irreplaceable cultural treasures trapped in this undead-ridden realm known as the Gravelands. The PCs are part of the Society’s efforts to infiltrate these dangerous lands, rescue the Pathfinders missing in action, and recover what historical texts and treasures they can. Just be quick! Every hour behind enemy lines increases the chance a nearby army learns of the PCs’ mission.

Released August 2019 at Gen Con.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Village Square, Haunted House

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

SFS 1-33: Data Breach

Character levels 3-6

Written by Jim Groves

Following up on previous intelligence about a broad conspiracy against the Society, the PCs undertake a daring raid against a fortified complex near a city within the Pact Worlds. With only a limited amount of time to breach the site and retrieve valuable data before an automated system scrubs the files, the PCs need to use all their skills in order to complete this mission in a race against the clock.

Content in Data Breach also contributes to the ongoing goals of the Dataphiles faction.
Released February 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

SFS 2-01: Pact World Warriors
Character levels 1-4

Written by Jenny Jarzabski

Recovering from its recent trials in the Scoured Stars, the Starfinder Society finds itself the target of a vicious media smear campaign. To combat this unexpected threat, the Society sends a group of agents to build up some standing in the Pact Worlds by taking part in a series of televised events orchestrated by the undead media mogul, Zo!. What these heroic agents don't know, is that their competition is willing to do whatever it takes to stop them from restoring the Society's tattered image.

Content in Pact World Warriors begins the Year of a Thousand Bites storyline.

Released June 2019 at Origins Game Fair.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:30pm

Smart Doll 101
An introduction to Smart Dolls .What is a Smart Doll? How are they different from other BJDs. Why are they called Smart Dolls. How to pose and take pictures of your Smart Doll. Please bring your Smart Dolls or other BJDS to the panel, to show and talk with everyone too.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

4:30pm

The Mario Party Challenge
Test your mini-game skill in one of six packs of five minigames. Prizes are up for grabs or you can face Zoe for bragging rights. Step up and take on the challenge if you think you have what it takes. Which Mario Party will be chosen? Come to this panel to find out!

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

4:30pm

The Voices that Voice the Voices You Know- Voice Actor Panel
Come meet some of your favorite voice actors in their first panel - a round robin, smorgasbord of fun, frivolity, and general mayhem!

Guests
avatar for Kevin T Collins

Kevin T Collins

Kevin T. Collins began his career on the stage at the ripe old age of six, performing throughout his childhood and adolescence across the Bay Area in theaters such as Theatreworks in Palo Alto and San Jose Civic Light Opera, now the American Musical Theater of San Jose.Kevin’s first... Read More →
avatar for John Gremillion

John Gremillion

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in animefor nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur... Read More →
avatar for Mela Lee

Mela Lee

Mela Lee is a voice actress and vocalist based in Los Angeles whose work can be heard in over one hundred animated series, films, television shows and video games. In Animation/ Anime, she voices Princess Zanda for Marvel Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD),  Rin... Read More →
avatar for Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas has voiced many anime roles and is currently Jyushimatsu in the Osomatsu Brothers and Nathaniel in Miraculous Ladybug. Other credits include Taki (Your Name), Kenji (Summer Wars), Kia (Lu Over The Wall), Animus (Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry), Dagger (Black Butler... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

4:30pm

My Hero Academia Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

5:00pm

Karaoke Check In
Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

5:00pm

Fallout, Mad Max, & Wasteland Raiders Photoshoot
Location:Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Right Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

5:00pm

Cosplay Armor with Voidmynx
Want to build your own cosplay armor but don't know where to start? Come chat with Voidmynx as she shares her tips and tricks!

Guests
avatar for Voidmynx Cosplay

Voidmynx Cosplay

Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community, and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

5:00pm

My Hero Academia Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

5:00pm

Persona Photoshoot
Location:2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

5:30pm

Karaoke Set Up
Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

5:30pm

Deathnote Murder Mystery Party
Staff members will teach people to play a murder mystery game based in the world of Death Note where players try to discover the identity of the Holder without dying themselves.  Think Body-Body mixed with Mafia.  

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

5:30pm

Voice Maker
Noted voice actor Paul St. Peter brings a fun, practical, and accessible approach to voice and character creation that can benefit any speaker, from beginner to expert. He will share his experiences in anime and video game production, and call upon brave volunteers from the audience to assist him in showing how the process works. Those interested in attending the following panel (Voice Performer) will return and perform assigned auditions, scenes, narration, and commercials. Come and see how we actors create these fun and sometimes wild voices! Are you brave enough?

Guests
avatar for Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

5:30pm

Citrus
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

5:30pm

Yu Yu Hakusho (ep 61-65: The Dark Tournament)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

5:30pm

Hall Costume Craftsmanship Contest
HALL CRAFTSMANSHIP CONTESTThe Hall Craftsmanship Contest is a COMPETITION for those who wish to have their costumes evaluated by a panel of judges, but do not wish to go on stage with the costume. Those who enter will have five to ten minutes (depending on the number of entries we have) to talk about their costume with the judges. Please bring reference pictures for the costume you are entering. You MUST have a reference image in order for the costume to be judged. In order to compete you must have made 80% of your costume, or the person presenting the costume must be present. (Example: If you wish to make a costume and have someone wear it for the contest, you must be present to explain the construction and the awards will go to the creator of the costume, not the model wearing it). Costumes from western pop culture are allowed. No original or fan-based costumes.If you wish to go on stage you may enter the Masquerade with a skit or as a walk on, with the option to have your costume judged. There is NOT an option to walk on stage in your costume with the Hall Craftsmanship Contest. You may enter both the Hall Craftsmanship Contest and the Masquerade so long as you do not enter the same costume in both.Groups will not be judged together for the Hall Craftsmanship Contest, if you enter as a group each person will be judged separately based on their individual craftsmanship and awards will only be given on an individual basis.Awards will be announced following the Halftime show during the Masquerade, but before Masquerade awards. Sign up for the contest will be at con on a first come first serve basis and times will be posted on the top left side of the schedule.
COMPETITION CATEGORIESBest Overall Hall Craftsmanship
Best of Saturday
Best of Friday
Best Master
Best Journeymen
Best Novice
Best Youth
CATEGORY EXPLANATIONSYouth– Any entrant aged 13 years and younger. Youth entries may have help in creating their costumes. Entrants under 13 must be accompanied to their judging session by a parent or guardian, and have permission prior to entering.
Novice – Any costumer(s) who has won 2 or fewer craftsmanship awards. This is the category you select if you have never cosplayed before, or have not won any contests.
Journeyman – Any costumer(s) who has won 3 – 7 craftsmanship awards.
Master – Any costumer(s) who has won 8 or more craftsmanship awards.

Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Cosplay Green Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 201-202

5:30pm

Friday Night Standard
Registration: 5:30pm-6:30pm
Event Time: 6:30pm
Entry Fee: $5

It's a convention so we don't want to tie you to a tournament all day. This tournament will be 3 swiss rounds with no top 4/top 8. At the end of the 3 rounds we will award prizes based on a player's number of wins. The event will have judges on staff to assist with rules questions. Prizes will be booster packs or prize wall tickets.

Participation Prize: Every player that plays will get a promo item and we will also be raffling off some sealed product.

Prizes:
3 Match Wins = 3 Booster Packs
2 Match Wins = 2 Booster Packs
1 Match Win = 1 Booster Pack

Friday November 1, 2019 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Mela Lee Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Mela Lee

Mela Lee

Mela Lee is a voice actress and vocalist based in Los Angeles whose work can be heard in over one hundred animated series, films, television shows and video games. In Animation/ Anime, she voices Princess Zanda for Marvel Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD),  Rin... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Table 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

6:00pm

BEYOND THE BUGMEN: A Kamen Rider Overview Panel
Kamen Rider has now spanned three eras of Japanese history, and while talking about every single series would take the whole night, we can at least talk about the most recent era! Come and learn about this iconic Japanese live-action show and its influences both from AND on the culture of Japan.

Guests
avatar for Troy Gale

Troy Gale

Troy Gale has only been presenting his panels through Study of Anime for a few years, but he has been attending conventions for over a decade now, and it's given him a lot of insight to talk about his passions with more fervor than ever before. Studying game design at Old Dominion... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

6:00pm

Cosplay body paint
Give away advice on lasting body paint and lasting make up

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

6:00pm

DC Photoshoot
Location:Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

6:00pm

Devil May Cry Photoshoot
Location:Main Lobby, Left Wall

Instagram Post​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

6:00pm

John Gremillion Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for John Gremillion

John Gremillion

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in animefor nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Autograph Table 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

6:00pm

Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Dead of Winter Demo
It's halloween weekend we can't have board gaming without a Zombie Outbreak can we?

Can your colony Survive the Zombie outbreak? Is one of you a Traitor. In this semi-cooperative game find food for your colony, scavenge abandoned hospitals for medicine, find some weapons to fend off the hoard, and don't forget to take care of yourself first. Can you survive til the end or will one of your own turn on you to sabotage victory.

Promo character for all players!


Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Kamigami Battles Demo
In Kamigmai Battles, you are a God defending your realm from the claim of other mighty deities with the aid of Disciples and Warriors you recruit. Through the efforts of these valiant heroes, you will collect the energy that is your life force. By reducing your foe to 0 energy, you can either vanquish him or make him bend the knee and join you!

Promos for all players!

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Pajama Time
All the Chibis have had a busy day…now is the time to say good night. So go put on your favorite PJs and come join us.

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

6:00pm

NekoCon Karaoke Spooktacular!
Friday nights in Panel One are always for one thing, making YOU the star! Thirty Contestants will compete for the coveted microphone trophy, and the chance to perform at Closing Ceremonies! Come cheer your friends, and dance to the music!

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

6:00pm

RWBY: The Wolf and the Children
Team RNJR stumbles across a creepy old house in the woods. It’s a terrifying grimm mystery, and you’re all out of cookies.
This adventure takes place between seasons 3 and 4 of the RWBY storyline. Spoilers may come up, but this story does not interact with the main RWBY plot. Play as team RNJR (Ruby, Nora, Jaune, and Ren). Choice of character is first come, first serve.



Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Argent Saga TCG Open Play / Learn to Play
Entry Fee: FREE

Come out and learn to play the Argent Saga TCG. There will be people to run you through a demo if you're new and other players there if you're not. There will be promotional items and free learn to play decks supplied by ARG given out for those that play. The game just keeps growing in popularity and this is a great chance to either learn to play or meet other players.

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Cardfight Vanguard TCG Quickfire Tournament
Registration: 6:00pm-7:00pm in Tabletop
Event Time: 7:00pm
Entry Fee: $5

It's a convention so we don't want to tie you to a tournament all day. The quickfire tournament will be 3 swiss rounds with no top 4/top8. At the end of the 3 rounds we will award prizes based on a player's number of wins. The event will have judges on staff to assist with rules questions. Prizes will be booster packs of a current set provided by Atlantis Games & Comics.

Participation Prize: Every player that plays will get a promo item and we will also be raffling off a playmat.

Prizes:
3 Match Wins = 3 Booster Packs
2 Match Wins = 2 Booster Packs
1 Match Win = 1 Booster Pack

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Dragon Ball Super Open Play / Learn to Play
Play Time: 6pm-10pm
Entry Fee: FREE

Come out and learn to play the Dragon Ball Super TCG. There will be people to run you through a demo if you're new and other players there if you're not. There will be promotional cards / demo decks supplied by Bandai given out for those that play. The game just keeps growing in popularity and this is a great chance to either learn to play or meet other players.

Friday November 1, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:30pm

Action Arcade Presents: Top 10 Horror Games (and the reason why your opinion is wrong)
Come out and argue with us as we lay out our top 10 horror games of all time!

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

6:30pm

Cardfight Vanguard Open Play / Learn to Play
Play Time: 6:30pm-10pm
Entry Fee: FREE

Come out and learn to play Cardfight Vanguard. There will be people to run you through a demo if you're new and other players there if you're not. There will be promotional items supplied by Bushiroad given out for those that play. The game just keeps growing in popularity and this is a great chance to either learn to play or meet other players

Friday November 1, 2019 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

7:00pm

Shinto for Otaku- A Weeb's Guide to Respecting the Kami
There's a lot to think about. Plenty of panels have gone over the history of Shinto in Japan, both in terms of ritual practice and cultural context. But as an anime fan, sometimes it's the little things that we see over and over again. This panel covers exactly that- the kami you never heard of that pop up in media, the festivals that are alluded to in flavor text, the signs and symbols that might pass you by, but carry within them significance nonetheless. 

Guests
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

7:00pm

Cosplay and Vanlife
Want to know what it's like to cosplay for a living and travel the world at the same time? Find out by meeting the people who do it all while living in their VW van! Join Expedition Cosplay for a Q&A panel about what it's like to live vanlife while going to conventions for a living.

Panelists
avatar for Expedition Cosplay

Expedition Cosplay

What happens when cosplay meets vanlife? Expedition cosplay! Justin and Megan Webb are two award winning cosplayers that sold all they owned to travel the world looking for adventure! They now travel and cosplay for a living out of their 1984 Fallout inspired vault-tec van! From... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

7:00pm

Paul St. Peter Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Autograph Table 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

7:00pm

Hollow Mellow Concert
NekoCon is proud to welcome Japanese band Hollow Mellow!  Performing in Gothic Lolita fashion, their songs hit their listeners like a bulls-eye, deeply piercing the darkness of the heart with strong, ephemeral lyrics. Come and enjoy their theatrical and progressive performance!

Guests
avatar for Hollow Mellow

Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

7:00pm

Shoestring Scientists presents: Build Your Own Automail Arm
Admit it: You’ve always wanted a mechanical arm like Edward Elric (even if you were unwilling to sacrifice a sibling to get it). Well, now’s your chance to build a mechanical appendage without spending years learning alchemy or any of that pesky equivalent-exchange! In this workshop, you will follow in the footsteps of Winry Rockbell as you build your very own automail gauntlet. JARVIS and 3D building apparatus not included.

Panelists
avatar for Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

7:00pm

NV Host Club (21+)
Purchase tickets here:
http://buytickets.at/nvhostclub/313449

NV Host Club is a Hampton Roads based host club whose goal is to entertain the nightlife crowd at conventions. Inspired by hostess and host clubs in Japan, their goal is to bring the experience to Hampton Roads!
What is a host club exactly?A host clubs is a common staple of night-time entertainment in Japan and other East Asian countries. They employ primarily male staff and cater to patrons seeking drinks and attentive conversation. Many guests use host clubs to decompress after a long day by enjoying light-hearted conversations and entertainment.
Where will the Host Club be located at NekoCon? The Host Club will be located at the Cyprus Grille Restaurant in the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center (right next door to the Hampton Roads Convention Center)!
Meet the hosts! Like NV Host Club on Facebook for all the latest in information and announcements!
What are the requirements for entry? Please note that this event is 21+ only, and will require a valid government-issued photo ID to enter. A dress code for both Friday and Saturday is established and must be followed to enter the club.

Dress Code: Shirt, bottoms & Shoes are required at all times. The restaurant and staff have authority to remove you from the event if needed.

Friday Semi- Formal Attire: 
What is allowed: Black tie formal wear, Mens suits, Button down dress shirt and dress slacks, tie and belt highly recommended (Shirts must be tucked in), a jacket is also recommended., Formal Military attire, Ballgowns, Kimono’s and traditional Asian clothing as long as it is formal, Prom/wedding style dresses/cocktail dresses, Formal period clothing (no casual period clothing), Dressy Separates, Mens dress shoes, Womens pumps/heels/dress shoes
Absolutely NO::
T-shirts or casual shirts, jeans, sneakers, bare feet, flip-flops, large props, weapons (real or fake), large wings, mascot costumes, kigus, spiked belts, masks or headgear that obstruct your vision, costumes made from fishnets, other sheer material, armor, chainmail, or duct tape.
*Dress Code and the enforcement of the dress code are at the discretion of NV Host Club management*

Supporters

Friday November 1, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cyprus Grille (Embassy Suites Hotel) Embassy Suites Hotel Restaurant

7:30pm

BJDs on a Budget
Whether you finally obtained that “grail doll” or just bought your first, we all know how expensive this hobby can be. In this panel we will discuss how to save money within the hobby; how to shave off a few dollars, where it is ok to skimp and where you shouldn’t, and a few other money saving tips.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

7:30pm

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

7:30pm

Cowboy Bebop
Friday November 1, 2019 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

7:30pm

Ghost Stories
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

8:00pm

An Epic Tail of Fairies: a primer
With the Series winding down towards it's conclusion you may be wondering what this "Fairy Tail" thing is all about.  This panel is intended to be your jumping off point with emphasis on charaters, world and... ships.  


Friday November 1, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

8:00pm

Cyber Self-Defense for Gamers and Online Community Members
Learn about the dangers of having an online presence, either for gaming or creating online character accounts, utilizing different social media platforms such as Twitter, Snap Chat, Tumbler, Instagram, Reddit. Hackers not only target gaming platforms like Xbox, and Playstation, they go after gaming forums as well, such as AVForum where they can target unsuspecting people using skillsets like social engineering to steal credentials from users. This eye opening discussion panel will help arm those new to having an online presence as well as veterans to online communities.

Supporters
avatar for ECPI University

ECPI University

Since 1966 ECPI University has been committed to providing quality, career focused education through a hands-on learning. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the growing and in-demand fields of computer science, engineering technology, health sciences... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

8:00pm

Fortnite Tournament
We will be holding a solos tournament using a format called the bounty system. You will play several matches and report results for each then get points based on placement and kills to determine the winners.

All matches will be played on computer. Controllers are allowed but you must bring your own as well as a USB cable to connect.

Bounty System Explained
All matches must be reported. Leave the final screen up and call over an admin
Everyone plays a set number of matches with all scored
Rank number gives you points, so 1st place = 1 point, 5th = 5, 30th = 30, etc
Kills give you negative 3 points
Lowest number of points is the winner
Number of matches will be chosen at the start of the event and is based on time available and number of participants

Supporters
avatar for Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King is a locally owned and operated company founded in 2008 in Richmond, VA. We provide custom built PCs at very reasonable prices with superior customer service.We are proud to partner with GEXCon in the video gaming hall. Check out the Free Play PC area and the... Read More →
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GEXCon

GEXCon is a community driven multi-day convention featuring Free Play, Vendors, Artists, Casual and Premier Live Tournaments, Virtual Reality, Board Games and more. In addition to the Free Play PC area, we are very happy to bring the $2500 NCS League of Legends Tournament to NekoCon... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

8:30pm

Ita-Bags: Portable Fan Shrines
Want to show your love of a fandom, show, character, pairing, or idol to the world in a stylishly loud way? Ita bags are mobile shrines worn by fans of all types to do just this. Come discover how to start your own, places to buy merchandise, great decoration tips, and join in for a big group photo at the end.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

8:30pm

Hollow Mellow Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
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Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Autograph Table Outside Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor, Outside Main Events

8:30pm

THE LAST Q&A YOU’LL EVER NEED with Robbie Daymond, Max Mittelman, & Ray Chase
Join Robbie Daymond, Max Mittelman, and Ray Chase as they answer your questions at the last Q&A you'll ever need! 

Guests
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Ray Chase

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, the Male Player in ANTHEM, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius... Read More →
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Robbie Daymond

Robbie Daymond: In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen... Read More →
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Max Mittelman

Although he is well known as Saitama in ONE-PUNCH MAN, Max Mittelman has also given life to the hotheaded troublemaker with a heart of gold, Ryuji, in PERSONA 5, the carefree and always hungry, Plagg, in MIRACULOUS LADYBUG, and the lazy yet virtuous sin of sloth, King, from SEVEN... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

8:30pm

Red Flags/Superfight/What do you Meme? Party Game Hour
Come out and play nightly Party games in the Board game room.

These games are self run and you can jump in and out at any time.

Do you want to make horrible dates for your friends? Or maybe you like to debate over who will win in a fight? Maybe you like to put catch phrases to all your favorite Memes! Meet some new friends nightly in the Board Gaming Room!

Friday November 1, 2019 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

AMV Blast to the Past!
Join us as we go down memory lane and view AMVs from the early 2000's that helped shape the editing community into what it is today. 

Panelists
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Kaylee Hall

Department Head, AMV


Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

9:00pm

Werewolf
It's everyone's favorite classic game.  Will your village survive or destroy itself from the inside?  

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

Beyond D&D: The Dark Ages in the World of Darkness
The nights of the Middle Ages were long, dark, and deep, and everyone knew that monsters were real - and in the World of Darkness, they are right. The Dark Ages were grand times for the supernatural, as Vampires, Werewolves, Mages, and Fae ruled the days and stalked the nights, but pride comes before a fall, as any Inquisitor can tell you. Master Storyteller Jim Deeley casts a light dimly on these bygone days, and how to set your next campaign in the darkest nights of a benighted age . . .

Guests
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Jim Deeley

Jim Deeley is a freelance writer, aspiring game designer, veteran game master, and the founder and lead writer at Apotheosis Games & Publishing. A passionate fan of fantasy, science fiction, and history since his early boyhood days of playing in castle ruins all across England, Jim’s... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

9:00pm

NekoCon Ball
Dress in your finest wears and come ready to party, we’re having a grand ball and you’re invited!

Our spooktacular hits will range from classic waltzes to contemporary top 40’s hits so bring your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie.

Our dress code will be considered semi-formal, if you have any questions please email info@nekocon.com- a picture of your outfit can best help in letting you know if it is appropriate for the ball.

Before reading the rules for the dress code please familiarize yourself with the NekoCon Attendee policy.

Dress Code

What is allowed:

Formal wear (suits, tuxedos, formal dresses)
Dressy skirts/shorts (Must be near knee length)
Dress shirts
Cocktail or evening dresses
Dressy shoes/boots/flats/heels
Military formal wear (from any era)
Dressy separates
Formal period clothing
Costumes that could pass as formal wear

What is not allowed:

Jeans and t-shirts, sneakers, flip flops, combat boots or extreme platforms or stilettos, kigus, large wings, rave gear, utilikilts, stilts. Clothes or costumes must not be too revealing or a hindrance to your movement. Bags are not allowed in main events during dances.

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

9:00pm

Samurai Showdown Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

Splendor Tournament
Will your collection of jewels have the most Splendor?  It is time to find out in this tournament!  Collect precious stones to earn victory points.  Maybe even recieve a visit from a Noble!

Rules will be taught and prizes for the Winner and Runner up!

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

CCC-ALMOG-03 TALES03-01 Claws of Fury
Character levels 11-16

Written by Al Spader

The frontier city of Hawksroost has seen a lot in the past few weeks, but the claims that the people have seen a skeleton dragon flying overhead at dusk are unsubstantiated. The hunt for the rumored creature is on, but is the creature what the people claim it is? Or is something else getting the people of Hawksroost all worked up?

A 4-hour adventure for 11th-16th level characters (optimized for 13th level)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

CCC-LINKS-02 The Secrets We Keep

Character levels 11-16

Written by Alan Patrick

As winter releases its grip on the region surrounding the town of Phlan, secrets are revealed within Glumpen Swamp. Strange landscapes and sigils have been found beneath the mud, and the wildlife around the swamp has become greatly agitated. At times a spectral figure can be seen in the distance, only to disappear upon approach. Can you discover what is happening in the muck and gloom?

A 4-hour adventure for Tier 3 characters.

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

DDAL09-01 Escape from Elturgard
Character levels 1-2

Written by Rich Lescouflair

Damnation! The Companion that once stood as a beacon of hope and goodness above the city of Elturel has been extinguished and the entire city—along with its denizens—have been drawn into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells! While those fortunate enough to have been outside of the city’s walls during its departure have been spared that fate, but they’re not yet out of danger! The refugees formed a caravan bound for the nearby city of Baldur’s Gate. Can you keep them safe from devils, bandits, and one another until they reach safety?

Four One-Hour Mini-Adventures for 1st to 2nd Characters. Optimized for APL 1.

WPN Release: 9-Sep-2019
DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

DDAL09-03 Hungry Shadows

Character levels 1-4

Written by Justin Donie

Bodies continue pile up, and the Flaming Fist still has nothing but a name. Thankfully, the perpetrator of the murders has slipped up and the Flaming Fist has captured one of their underlings, in turn, has revealed the presence of a cult hideout in the sewers beneath the city. The Flaming Fist has asked that you investigate. Are you up for the task? Part Two of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.

A 2-4 hour Inglorious Redemption adventure for Tier 1 characters (optimized for 3rd level)

DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

DDEX03-15 Szith Morcane Unbound

Character levels 5-10

Written by Robert Adducci

With allies gained from denizens of the Underdark, the former drown enclave of Szith Morcane is on the precipice of being retaken. During the battle for Szith Morcane, secrets of the drow community are revealed. What will you do with this knowledge, and how will it affect the outcome of the conflict?

A 4-hour aventure for 5th-10th level characters (optimized for APL 8)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS1 10-14: Debt to the Quah
Character levels 3-7

Written by Adrian Ng

The truth about a bungled Pathfinder expedition into what was supposedly a Thassilonian ruin has come to light. Instead of being a forgotten ruin from an ancient civilization, the site was actually an ancient and sacred Shoanti mausoleum. After reading about this finding in the Pathfinder Chronicles, members of one Shoanti quah that has become an ally to the Pathfinder Society have given the Society a chance to explain its actions before a tribal council. If they can secure the council's approval, the PCs will have a chance to set things right at the sacred site. After being left open by the previous expedition, the tomb is filled with both opportunistic bandits and unquiet spirits.

Released February 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS1 10-18: The Daughters' Due

Character levels 5-9

Written by Thurston Hillman

Beautiful and influential, the Blakros family rose to prominence in part thanks to an ancient pact they at last broke nearly a decade ago, drawing the ire of the sinister Onyx Alliance. Ever since fighting off these foes, though, the Blakroses and Pathfinder Society largely assumed their enemies defeated—at least until spotting Alliance fetchlings wielding treasures stolen from the Blakros Museum. At considerable cost, the Blakros family has hired the Society to identify the thieves and learn of the Onyx Alliance's plans. Can the PCs separate truth from illusion as their investigation takes them to gloom-shrouded Shadow Absalom?

Released April 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS2 1-02: The Mosquito WItch

Character levels 1-4

Written by Eleanor Ferron

Decades ago, witnesses reported a fearsome cryptid outside of the quiet River Kingdoms town of Shimmerford. Dubbed the Mosquito Witch, it was rarely seen since and quickly became a beloved local legend that the town celebrates and promotes to attract visitors. But when recent attacks began savaging livestock and townsfolk alike, many have started believing the Mosquito Witch was real all along. The PCs travel to Shimmerford to unravel the cryptid mystery, but might they just become the witch’s next victims?

Released August 2019 at Gen Con.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Bigger Village, Cavernous Lair; Pathfinder Flip-Tiles: Forest Starter Set

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS2 1-04: Bandits of Immenwood

Character levels 1-4

Written by Scott D. Young

The Pathfinders are sent forth to aid their own! A Pathfinder mission returning from a long sea voyage ran aground on the Isle of Kortos and were forced to leave behind many of their discoveries so they could press on to Absalom and receive much-needed medical care. The PCs are sent to the site of the wreck to retrieve the relics and charts their peers were forced to leave but the relics have drawn the attention of some of the Immenwood's most volatile inhabitants. Will the PCs be able to return the documents and relics to Zarta Dralneen, the Grand Lodge's Chief Archivist? Or will they fall prey to the unusual bandits dwelling within the coastal reaches of one of Kortos's most infamous forests?

Released September 2019.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Tavern Multi-pack, Forest Multi-pack, Woodlands

Level 1-4.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

SFS 2-02: Waking the Past
Character levels 3-6

Written by Tom Philips

Summoned to investigate a new, exciting find near a frontier AbadarCorp colony, a group of Starfinder Society agents finds themselves exploring deep below the surface to inspect a recently uncovered set of ruins. However, they're not alone. The PCs soon discover not only that something is waking up, but also that there are some secrets best left undisturbed.

Released June 2019 at Origins Game Fair.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

SFS 2-03: The Withering World
Character levels 1-4

Written by Arc Riley, Jennifer Povey, Jessica Catalan, Rigby Bendele, and Shahreena Shahrani

A series of five Starfinder Quests designed for levels 1-4.

The Starfinder Society has dispatched an investigation fleet to a seemingly impossible world: a planet located between a nurturing sun and a voracious black hole. When a chance meeting with the local inhabitants leads the Society to discover another group of visitors who threatens this incredible planet, it's up to a group of heroes to make sure that the world's delicate balance does not break and the planet isn't sent hurtling into a black hole!

Released July 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/01

Friday November 1, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:30pm

CANCELLED- Monster Girl Lab (13+)
Design your very own Monster Girl! Participants will be able to choose from several foam body parts to put together as well as materials such as tentacles, fur, foam, eyes, vinyl, creepy crawly legs and more. No fee required for the lab. 

Panelists
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Elizabeth

Owner/Designer/Photographer, Rotten Lollipop
Video games*Horror*Comics*Cosplay*Directing films*Photography*memes*funny animal videos*Clothing design*makeup artistry*Soju*


Friday November 1, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

9:45pm

Afro Samurai (18+)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 9:45pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

10:00pm

Magic Show (18+)
Come see this traveling one man magic and illusion show before it vanishes!

Panelists
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Expedition Cosplay

What happens when cosplay meets vanlife? Expedition cosplay! Justin and Megan Webb are two award winning cosplayers that sold all they owned to travel the world looking for adventure! They now travel and cosplay for a living out of their 1984 Fallout inspired vault-tec van! From... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

10:00pm

Haunted Locations Around VA
Come join us as we reveal some Haunted locations in VA. We will also have pictures and evidence that we have captured at various locations around VA.

Panelists
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Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators

Hello everyone! We are a group of Paranormal Investigators located in Hampton Roads Va. Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators was started in 2006. We are strictly a non-profit group and NEVER charge for any investigation we perform. Our main goal is the safety of our clients and their... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

10:00pm

Blue Seed (18+)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Friday November 1, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

10:00pm

Kinks 101 (18+)
Do you like the unusual? I'd like to provide an atmosphere where you can openly talk about your fantasies. I'll also cover safety and consent for all kinks so you and your partner/s can have a great time. There's more to life than vanilla, join me if you're curious. Questions are welcome.  If you are uncomfortable anytime during discussions, the safe word is "Pineapple".

Panelists
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Joshua Chisholm

Werewolf Gentlemen


Friday November 1, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

10:00pm

NekoCon Karaoke After Dark (18+)
After the awards are given out and the competition closes, it’s time for the adults to sing in this 18 and over rowdy romp of anything goes karaoke! Attendees can sing whatever they want in a non-competitive open mic environment. Sign ups are ALWAYS ongoing, so there might be an open spot if time permits as that list NEVER CLOSES.
Be ready for some adult language, adult situations, and comedy fun in Panel One after the main karaoke competition!

(Please see the website for the signups for Karaoke After Dark if you are signing up on site, and be sure to upload the song!)

Friday November 1, 2019 10:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

10:30pm

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate (1v1) Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Friday November 1, 2019 10:30pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00pm

My Neighbor Existential Horror
Existential horror is one of the classic styles of horror, mostly coming to prominence in the last century. We'll discuss the major works and players within the genre, and unexpected places it can be found.

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

11:00pm

Japanese Cuisine: More than Just Sushi and Ramen
Everyone knows Japanese foods such as sushi and ramen. However, those dishes do not even begin to touch on the variety of dishes Japan has to offer. We will look at the delicious diversity found all over Japan and savor the savory foods that may not be as well known but are just as tasty!

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

11:00pm

GEXCon Free Play
Check out the Free Play PC area by GEXCon! See a GEXCon staffer to sign up to play.

Supporters
avatar for Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King is a locally owned and operated company founded in 2008 in Richmond, VA. We provide custom built PCs at very reasonable prices with superior customer service.We are proud to partner with GEXCon in the video gaming hall. Check out the Free Play PC area and the... Read More →
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GEXCon

GEXCon is a community driven multi-day convention featuring Free Play, Vendors, Artists, Casual and Premier Live Tournaments, Virtual Reality, Board Games and more. In addition to the Free Play PC area, we are very happy to bring the $2500 NCS League of Legends Tournament to NekoCon... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00am
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00pm

Friday Night Dance: HORROR_DOME
What do you do when all the panels are done for the day, the concerts are over, and you’re still itching for more? Check out the nightly dances, of course! Each night NekoCon brings you something unique to keep your body moving until the late hours.
That’s right! Don’t miss out on either of our dances to keep your engines running late into the night, and race for the stars!

DANCE RULES
  • Props such as hula hoops, light wands, LED staves up to 6-feet, light sabers or similar props will be allowed, but only in a pre-designated location within the dance. This will be at the discretion of our staff and we reserve the right to reject any props we may deem as unsafe.
  • Masks covering the lower half of the face will be allowed, however our staff may ask you to lower it at any time. Full faced masks or helmets will not be allowed.
  • We understand your need to rest, however, please do not sit or lie down on the floor of the dance.
  • No bags are allowed in the dance, unless it is a proven medical bag that you do need to have on you.
  • No food or drinks are allowed inside the dance. There will be water stations both inside and outside of the dance so you can stay hydrated.
  • No glow sticks on strings or similar items on strings will be allowed. Glow sticks are most certainly welcome, they just cannot be on strings. Strings can be worn, but not swung. You will be warned 2 times if we see you swinging anything on strings, on the third time, you will be asked to leave. Light wands are the only exception to this rule, due to the controlled nature of the prop. We still reserve the right to ask you to put it away if we find any actions you take with the light wand unsafe.
  • Break dancing will be allowed in a designated area. Outside of that designated area, it will not be allowed and feet cannot go above the thighs while dancing.
  • Dancing on NekoCon equipment will result in automatic ejection from the dance for the night.
  • Any drug use or suspected drug use can result in an automatic ejection from the dance and from the convention.
  • Harassing the performers on stage or climbing the stage without expressed permission will result in automatic ejection from the dance and possibly from the convention.
  • Sexual harassment, misconduct, or any sort of physical assault towards anyone will not be tolerated and can result in ejection from the convention.
  • Cameras/recording will be allowed during the dance, but at your own risk.
  • NekoCon and ESSI reserve the right to change these rules at any time for any reason.

Supporters
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DJ 2 Uneek

Smooth transitions with a creative flare, DJ 2 Uneek will keep you rocking. Dj 2 Uneek has been mixing since he was 13 years old. Now at 25 he’s ready to share those skills with the world. Having fun behind the decks and playing mash-ups you’ve never heard before. You’ll walk... Read More →
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DJ Das

Das was born in the year of our lord and savior 1986 in Norfolk, VA. In 2014 he received his Associates in Applied Science in Graphic Design with a concentration in Multimedia from Tidewater Community College. In 2017, he completed his 12 year journey of obtaining his Bachelor’s... Read More →
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DJ Insomnia

Emerged from the South Carolina club scene as one of the most exciting live DJ's in the South. Dj Insomnia is known for his heavy beats and uncanny ability to mix. After relocating to the 757, DJ insomnia became known as one of the premier house party djs in the area. Spinning all... Read More →
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DJ Tala

How would I describe my playlist...bass, bass and more BASS!!! Dj Tala is a local dj and furry of the 757. He was trained under the wings of The Doctor, old vet and great friend. He plays anywhere from house music to heavy bass drops. Tala has many meanings but to me it mean red wolf... Read More →
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Spike

Having over two decades of event promotion experience in the 757, Spike is a unique personality that has garnered him and his events the reputation as one of the best in the business.NekoCon is proud to have Spike as our host for the Dance nights and hope you enjoy a hand-picked group... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00am
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

11:30pm

Action Arcade Presents: Ultimate Gamer Challenge! (18+)
We bring you another night where you can come take on our challenges with the chance of winning some really cool stuff!  This time, you may or may not get to inflict some actual pain...

Panelists

Friday November 1, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30am
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

12:00am

Fettuccini Afraido (A Creepypasta Panel with ConLG) (18+)
Come enjoy an evening of spooky stories to help you fall asleep tonight. Don't worry about the figure lurking just outside your vision. They will leave you alone... for now. 

Panelists
PT

Peter Trant

Con LG, Con LG


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

12:00am

Future Diary (18+)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

12:00am

Trinity Blood (18+)

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

12:30am

Wat the WAT?! CAPTION THAT SCENE DISNEY EDITION (18+)
Test your improv with ridiculous captions to the funniest Disney screen shots or scenes! 4 Rounds of insanity where champions will compete for Caption Master!! 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30am - 2:00am
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

12:30am

Beyond Visual Kei: The Asian Heavy/Extreme Metal Scene
Looking to delve beyond the biggest rock/metal exports of Asia and see what is really out there? Tired of flashy Visual Kei without bite to back up the look? Ever wonder how rock music got started in Japan? We'll be covering all that and more! Come and experience the darker side of Asian music!

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30am - 2:00am
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

12:30am

How to be a Twitch Streamer
In my panel you will learn the ins and outs of the streaming service called Twitch. We will show you how to set up your own twitch channel,what software,and equipment  you will need and how the best to use it,and we will also show you how to market yourself 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30am - 2:00am
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103
 
Saturday, November 2
 

9:00am

Patterning Like a Pro
Cosplay clothing is not known for being realistic (or very practical)! Learn to make your own sewing patterns like a pro with Trishycakes Cosplay. 

Panelists
avatar for Trish D.

Trish D.

Panelist, Beastly Boo-tique
I am an award winning master cosplayer and sewist out of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. I own Beastly Bootique and Trish Dobson Designs, LLC.


Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

9:00am

Soran Bushi Dance Lesson
Soran Bushi is a popular Japanese folk song and dance. It depicts the life of the Japanese fisherman, casting the nets, pulling the fish in, and hauling them into fishing boats. It can be seen in pop culture such as Hanzo in Overwatch. Now Soran festivals are celebrated all over Japan, and teams perform their own variations of the dance!

Micah was a member of the first American team to perform at a Soran festival in Sapporo, Japan. Come learn this traditional dance with him!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

9:00am

Weird Romance Flag Raised
Ask that monster out. Seduce that pigeon. Ask existential questions to that corgi. Get that tank to be your gym partner. We're just here to show off some of the weirdest dating sims of all time.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

9:00am

Gunpla Builders: Newport News
Gundam Model Exhibit.  Check out mecha models built by locals in the area. Ask about techniques and share info with our local Gunpla Builders. 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

9:00am

Masquerade Rehearsal
Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

9:00am

Registration
Please read through the following information before purchasing a membership for NekoCon!

Why do I Have to Purchase a Membership?
Only members of NekoCon are eligible to attend NekoCon. A membership must be purchased for all individuals seven years of age or older. All events and areas of the convention are for members only. NekoCon memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. This means that you will not receive a refund if you are unable to attend NekoCon. Refunds will only be issued in instances of accidental overpayment.
Why should you prepay your membership?
*Early check-in Thursday night. Skip the Friday and Saturday lines!
*Faster lines if you do check in Friday or Saturday.
*Saves you money!
*Your membership helps us prepare, and the sooner you join, the sooner we can get started on special projects to make the convention better than ever!
Registration Hours of Operation
Pre-paid membership badge pick-up will begin Thursday night at 7:00pm. At-door membership will be open beginning Friday morning.
  • Thursday, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM (Pre-Paid Memberships ONLY.)
  • Friday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
At Door Membership Prices
Adult:
Friday $65 (includes all three days)
Saturday $55 (includes Saturday and Sunday)
Sunday $40 (includes Sunday only)
Children(Available for purchase at door only):
Ages 7 – 11 $40 (includes all three days)
Below 7 FREE
Confirmation
You will receive an email from EventBrite, which is your method of confirmation. Bring this receipt and a valid photo ID with you to pick up your badge during the event. If you do not receive your confirmation from EventBrite, please make sure to check your spam folder in your email. If still no luck contact memberships@nekocon.com .
Refunds
Memberships are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another guest.
Lost Badge Policy
If you lose your badge during the event you will be required to purchase a new badge. In the event of a lost badge, please check with Lost & Found (located at the Information Desk in the Hampton Roads Convention Center) to see if your badge has been turned in. Proper identification MUST be provided in order for your lost badge to be returned to you. We recommend writing your legal name on the back of your badge.
Parting Thoughts
Please check with parents/teachers/supervisors (anyone who can deny your right to attend!) to ensure that you will still be free and available to attend NekoCon prior to registering.
Check out our social media pages for up-to-date information and changes!

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:00pm
Registration HRCC 1st Floor, Outside Hall C

9:00am

LARP
LARPRemember when you were a kid and you used to run around and pretend you were a dinosaur or an astronaut? LARP is simply that, but we’ve got some rules in place to keep things in order (so your brother doesn’t show up as Godzilla and destroy your space shuttle without any repercussions), and allow you to play as your favorite manga and anime characters for a weekend.
The NekoCon LARP focuses on getting up and moving around, but otherwise works like a standard tabletop RPG. Playing as a character of your choosing from our extensive database of characters from anime and manga, you’ll take part in a three-day storyline that our imaginative staff have written up. Be it playing as Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z and taking part in a hot dog eating contest, Erin from Attack on Titan trying to hunt for treasure, or playing as Sailor Moon and trying to become the Junior Prom Queen, every year promises a new story and a new adventure for our players. Instead of using dice to resolve actions, we use the Nexus system, which is based on rock, paper, scissors. It’s very easy to pick up, and we welcome in new players every year to our already growing group of attendees. The beauty of the NekoCon LARP is that you can play as much or as little as you’d like over the course of the weekend… so whether you’re looking for a brief con distraction or looking to sink your teeth into our delicious plot, stop on by! We’re always looking for fresh meat, er… new players.
Even if you’re shy or don’t know what a LARP is really like in practice, please feel free to stop by our event room and see how we do things. We love having people ask questions, and they usually end up playing in our game. If there is a character you’ve always wanted to pretend to be (whether you’re in cosplay or not), chances are we have a character sheet of them. Don’t be afraid, if anything LARP has piqued your interest, come by our room and see what we’re all about. Reading about it won’t do justice to seeing the fun in person!

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00am - Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am
LARP Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 203-205

9:30am

Speed Racer
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

9:30am

Tsuredure Children

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30am - 11:30am
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

10:00am

Music in the pilot!
Together, we'll be listening to the intro music of the pilot of different animes. And prove how important music's message is!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

10:00am

CANCELLED- Fandom & Family
Fandom can be a concerning thing for many parents, especially those who don't know what "anime" and "manga" are. In this panel meant to educate parents and children alike, we will go over ways to introduce your family to your interests; from anime to manga to gaming.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

10:00am

Black Butler Photoshoot
Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

10:00am

ORCSLARP: Dungeoneering in Real Life!
ORCSLARP is a full-speed, full-contact, medieval fantasy live action role playing game with foam-padded weapons and a magic system. Players become their character, assuming their profession and all the abilities that come with it in order to adventure through the Realm. ORCS hosts regularly scheduled events, including day battles, tournaments, campouts, and feasts. Stop by, learn about our game, and participate in a demo; we promise we will keep the dragon in the dungeon.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

10:00am

Chibi Neko Coloring Contest
Show off your budding art skills by giving some color to the mascots’ adventure! Participants that turn in their drawing will get a sticker. The contest runs until Saturday at 12:30pm.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

10:00am

Chibi Neko Cosplay Contest Sign Ups
Hey Parents, don’t forget to bring your child’s costumes along as Chibi Neko will be hosting a cosplay contest for the kids. The Chibi Contest is Saturday at 2pm. The winner,  as well as the top 3 of each age bracket (Ages 6 and under & Ages 7-10), will get VIP seating and enjoy a walk across the stage at Neko Masquerade on Saturday! Make sure you sign up Friday morning until Saturday at 12:30pm!

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

10:00am

Hall Costume Craftsmanship Contest
HALL CRAFTSMANSHIP CONTESTThe Hall Craftsmanship Contest is a COMPETITION for those who wish to have their costumes evaluated by a panel of judges, but do not wish to go on stage with the costume. Those who enter will have five to ten minutes (depending on the number of entries we have) to talk about their costume with the judges. Please bring reference pictures for the costume you are entering. You MUST have a reference image in order for the costume to be judged. In order to compete you must have made 80% of your costume, or the person presenting the costume must be present. (Example: If you wish to make a costume and have someone wear it for the contest, you must be present to explain the construction and the awards will go to the creator of the costume, not the model wearing it). Costumes from western pop culture are allowed. No original or fan-based costumes.If you wish to go on stage you may enter the Masquerade with a skit or as a walk on, with the option to have your costume judged. There is NOT an option to walk on stage in your costume with the Hall Craftsmanship Contest. You may enter both the Hall Craftsmanship Contest and the Masquerade so long as you do not enter the same costume in both.Groups will not be judged together for the Hall Craftsmanship Contest, if you enter as a group each person will be judged separately based on their individual craftsmanship and awards will only be given on an individual basis.Awards will be announced following the Halftime show during the Masquerade, but before Masquerade awards. Sign up for the contest will be at con on a first come first serve basis and times will be posted on the top left side of the schedule.
COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Best Overall Hall Craftsmanship
Best of Saturday
Best of Friday
Best Master
Best Journeymen
Best Novice
Best Youth
CATEGORY EXPLANATIONS
Youth– Any entrant aged 13 years and younger. Youth entries may have help in creating their costumes. Entrants under 13 must be accompanied to their judging session by a parent or guardian, and have permission prior to entering.
Novice – Any costumer(s) who has won 2 or fewer craftsmanship awards. This is the category you select if you have never cosplayed before, or have not won any contests.
Journeyman – Any costumer(s) who has won 3 – 7 craftsmanship awards.
Master – Any costumer(s) who has won 8 or more craftsmanship awards.
 

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 12:30pm
Cosplay Green Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 201-202

10:00am

Exhibitor's Hall
EXHIBITORS HALL POLICY1. All outstanding general rules of the convention are still applicable while attendees are in the Exhibition Hall except where modified or expanded below. No rules are repealed.
2. No shoplifting of Exhibitor merchandise or stealing of any merchandise or personal property will be tolerated. Offenders will be permanently banned from all current and future NekoCon conventions and outside events. We also reserve the right to share your name with other conventions in an informal warning system, and the victims of the crime will have the opportunity to prosecute offenders.
3. No cosplay photography is to take place within the Exhibitor Hall, in the doorway area of the Exhibitor Hall, or anywhere within six feet of the Exhibitor Hall’s doors. Violators of this policy will be politely asked to immediately leave the Exhibitor Hall. Those who do not comply will be escorted out of, and away from, the Exhibitor Hall for the benefit of all other attendees. This is to ensure easy access for regular attendees and staff, and to ensure that emergency exits are maintained.
4. Obstructions, as defined in the NekoCon Weapon’s Policy, even if allowed into the convention as a whole, will not be allowed into the Exhibitor Hall. Further, any attendee with an over-sized prop or costume that limits the wearer’s mobility in such a way as to keep them from freely flowing with standard tight-fitting foot traffic shall not enter the Exhibitor Hall. This will include, but not be limited to, any costume with protrusions (especially sharp ones) of more than four inches, six or more inches thick foam or other material throughout, headpieces of more than thrice human normal size, feet more than two thrice a standard human’s, extensions mounted to the back that are more than six inches wider than the person wearing them, or other similar defining factors. Final say is in the hands of the Exhibitor Hall Department Head and the Convention Safety Staff posted at the Exhibitor Hall doors, or their superiors.
5. Outside bags, backpacks, and storage devices such as fanny packs, are allowed. They must be a size that is standard for their nature. Please keep in mind that in the close press of bodies, it will be impossible for Con Safety to help you keep an eye on your backpack or fanny pack at all times, and Nekocon can not be held accountable for any theft that takes place, so use personal caution always. The various bags issued by our dealers shall not be allowed to re-enter the Exhibitor Hall. Please take these bags and their contents to your hotel room, vehicle, or other storage arrangement as soon as you are finished shopping in the Dealer’s Room.
6. No props, bags of any nature, parts of costumes, trash, or any other items shall be left unattended inside of, or within the vicinity of, the Exhibitor Hall. At no point will these items be considered “held,” or “reserved.” They will be treated as Lost and Found or trash as the Staff deems necessary to keep the convention center clean. Cleaning staff will do the same as they see fit, often with their own separate Lost and Found. At no time will any Staff member be held responsible for any abandoned items, even if they interacted with said item after abandonment.
7. As outlined in the NekoCon Weapon’s Policy, certain items can be purchased within the Exhibitor Hall that CAN be carried within the convention center under our rules and policies. When these items are purchased from the Exhibitor Hall, attendees are to leave the Exhibitor Hall before removing and properly disposing of any and all packaging materials, or putting those materials in your hotel room, vehicle, or other storage arrangement. Purchased items from the Exhibitor Hall, if they follow all other rules and policies, including peace bonding any weapons and the items are not inside a Dealer issued bag, may return to the Exhibitor Hall once removed from all packaging outside of the Exhibitor Hall. Anyone opening a product within the confines of the Exhibitor Hall will be escorted out of the Exhibitor Hall.
8. As outlined in the NekoCon Weapon’s Policy, certain items can be purchased within the Exhibitor Hall that CANNOT be carried within the convention center under our rules and policies. These items are not to be opened within the Convention Center and are to be taken immediately to your hotel room, vehicle, or other storage arrangement as soon as you are finished shopping in the Dealer’s Room.
9. The NekoCon and Convention Center Staff both reserve the right to deny entry to the Exhibitor Hall at any time, for any reason, without having to provide said reason. disputes with Exhibitor Hall or Con Safety over this or any other rule can be taken up with the Head of Con Safety, or the NekoCon Convention Chairperson, in that order. Convention Center Staff can only direct complaints to NekoCon Staff on your behalf, and should be allowed to run the Convention Center itself.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 6:00pm
Exhibitor's Hall HRCC 1st Floor, Hall C

10:00am

Artist Alley
Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Artist Alley HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

10:00am

Chibi Neko- Open Play
At many conventions, programming tends to be aimed more toward the adult and teenage crowd. However, at NekoCon we pride in our family friendliness! Starting in 2013, NekoCon founded Chibi Neko, and each year we aim to improve on previous successes.

Chibi Neko is a special place exclusively to children 10 years or younger. This year there will be a variety of kid friendly activities such as arts & crafts, kid friendly videos, games and much more throughout the entire weekend!

All children must be accompanied by an adult while in the Chibi Neko room.


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

10:00am

Photobooth with photographer Lina Hammer
This year NekoCon’s Official Photo Booth in Artist Alley will be run by Lina Hammer!
Lina has been providing professional photoshoots for conventions for the last eleven years. She has been providing services to conventions such as DragonCon, AMA, ROFCON, Otakon, and NekoCon for the past ten years. This year she will be taking official photoshoot requests at Lina.Hammer@nekocon.com for anyone interested in preplanning their photoshoots at the NekoCon Photo Booth.
Her photobooth will be the same hours as Artist Alley on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Her photo rates are as follows:
-$5 for a print
-$13 for 3
-$10 per High resolution Digital Copy
-$25 for all digital photos on a device of your choice or on a CD as available.
-All photo sessions are free to the public with unlimited number of snapshots and costume changes.
Here is her digital portfolio and a few shots from ROFCON.
https://r2linad2.portfoliobox.net/linaberelovichphotography

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 8:00pm
Photobooth (with Photographer Lina Hammer) HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

10:00am

The Carolina Manga Library
The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions, the Library seeks to promote literacy through the medium that they love.
The Library was founded in 2013, debuting at Nashicon in Columbia, South Carolina. Since then, the Library has been guests at conventions all over the Southern states and their collection becomes larger with every passing month, having expanded to all forms of graphic novels. Their expert staff of librarians and library assistants are also experts in all things manga and graphic novels, so feel free to ask them for recommendations for new series!


Supporters
avatar for The Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00am - 10:00pm
Carolina Manga Library HRCC 2nd Floor, Room 208

11:00am

I Heart Villains - the Rise of the Anti-Hero and the Beautiful Villain
Join Mela Lee as she discusses the importance of villains in our comic, animation, and gaming universes. Why we need them- why no story is complete without them.  

Guests
avatar for Mela Lee

Mela Lee

Mela Lee is a voice actress and vocalist based in Los Angeles whose work can be heard in over one hundred animated series, films, television shows and video games. In Animation/ Anime, she voices Princess Zanda for Marvel Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD),  Rin... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

11:00am

Halloween Masks
Be a part of the Meowloween Celebration by making and wearing these Halloween Masks! Choose from a cat, a pumpkin, Frankenstein, and Sugar Skull.

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

11:00am

MR Fashion Brand and Hollow Mellow Q&A
Join MR Fashion Brand designer Mika Takeuchi and band Hollow Mellow as they answer your questions about J-fashion, Lolita, music, and more.

Guests
avatar for MR Fashion Brand

MR Fashion Brand

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! MR Fashion Brand MR is asking and searching the beauty of our feminine side in an ongoing travel through time. We are continuing to explore femininity... Read More →
avatar for Hollow Mellow

Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →
avatar for Mika Takeuchi

Mika Takeuchi

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! Mika Takeuchi made her debut in the Gothic- Lolita world as a designer in S-inc. Her work included designing for various h.NAOTO brands, as well... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

11:00am

The Weird World of Japanese Tabletop RPGs
Did you know that Japanese tabletop RPGs traditionally don't use anything but a d6? Or that there are whole genres of games that have NO combat whatsoever? Come join us to talk about some of these weird games, and how the history of the tabletop genre in Japan has affected what they play to this day.

Guests
avatar for Troy Gale

Troy Gale

Troy Gale has only been presenting his panels through Study of Anime for a few years, but he has been attending conventions for over a decade now, and it's given him a lot of insight to talk about his passions with more fervor than ever before. Studying game design at Old Dominion... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

11:00am

Kevin T Collins Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Kevin T Collins

Kevin T Collins

Kevin T. Collins began his career on the stage at the ripe old age of six, performing throughout his childhood and adolescence across the Bay Area in theaters such as Theatreworks in Palo Alto and San Jose Civic Light Opera, now the American Musical Theater of San Jose.Kevin’s first... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Autograph Table 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

11:00am

Michael Sinterniklaas Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas has voiced many anime roles and is currently Jyushimatsu in the Osomatsu Brothers and Nathaniel in Miraculous Ladybug. Other credits include Taki (Your Name), Kenji (Summer Wars), Kia (Lu Over The Wall), Animus (Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry), Dagger (Black Butler... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Autograph Table 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

11:00am

Dice Forge Demo
In a first of it's kind Dice Building game you must please the gods to become powerful.  Manage your resources by interchanging the faces of your dice in order to buy your way to victory!  Will you roll your way into Heaven or be defeated by your rivals?

Promos for all players!


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

GEXCon Free Play
Check out the Free Play PC area by GEXCon! See a GEXCon staffer to sign up to play.

Supporters
avatar for Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King is a locally owned and operated company founded in 2008 in Richmond, VA. We provide custom built PCs at very reasonable prices with superior customer service.We are proud to partner with GEXCon in the video gaming hall. Check out the Free Play PC area and the... Read More →
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GEXCon

GEXCon is a community driven multi-day convention featuring Free Play, Vendors, Artists, Casual and Premier Live Tournaments, Virtual Reality, Board Games and more. In addition to the Free Play PC area, we are very happy to bring the $2500 NCS League of Legends Tournament to NekoCon... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

DDAL 09-01 Escape from Elturgard
Character levels 1-2

Written by Rich Lescouflair

Damnation! The Companion that once stood as a beacon of hope and goodness above the city of Elturel has been extinguished and the entire city—along with its denizens—have been drawn into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells! While those fortunate enough to have been outside of the city’s walls during its departure have been spared that fate, but they’re not yet out of danger! The refugees formed a caravan bound for the nearby city of Baldur’s Gate. Can you keep them safe from devils, bandits, and one another until they reach safety?

Four One-Hour Mini-Adventures for 1st to 2nd Characters. Optimized for APL 1.

WPN Release: 9-Sep-2019
DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

DDAL05-08 Durlag's Tower
Character levels 11-16

Written by Alan Patrick

East of Beregost, nestled in the outskirts of the Wood of Sharp Teeth, Durlag’s Tower has intrigued and yet stymied adventurers for decades. Stuffed full of mechanical traps and arcane wards, and rumored to be inhabited by fiends, very few have managed to extract any REAL treasure from the former home of Durlag Trollkiller. However, a powerful item in the ancient fight against the giants is said to be housed there, and the cloud giant Baron Rajiram has committed significant resources to recovering it. After a very pleasant tea in her garden, SEER calls upon you to beat him there and put a stop to his efforts! (Part 1 of 2)

A 4-hour adventure for 11th-16th level characters (optimized for APL 13)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

DDAL05-18 The Mysterious Isle
Character levels 17-20

Written by Merric Blackman

Baron Rajiram’s forces have secured the Nelanther Isles and have scoured the Sword Coast for treasures. Now they have begun to explore a mysterious island that recently just popped into existence nearby. SEER seems to believe that an aboleth artifact is their goal. It is up to the adventurers, in competition with the baron, as well as aboleths, the Kraken Society, and the mysterious caretaker of the island, to locate the Eye of Xxiphu and avert catastrophic disaster. (Part 1 of 2)

A 4-hour Storm King's Thunder adventure for 17th-20th level characters (optimized for APL 17)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

DDAL09-04 Day of the Devil
Character levels 1-4

Written by M.T. Black

The streets of Baldur’s Gate run red with blood. Old blood. The blood of Hellriders. Someone or something is punishing the children for the sins of the father and it’s time to put it to an end. Who and where is Gharizol?

Part Three of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.

A 2-4 hour Inglorious Redemption adventure for Tier 1 characters (optimized for 3rd level)

DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019


For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

DDEX02-04 Mayhem in the Earthspur Mines

Character levels 5-10

Written by Will Doyle

Riddled with veins of precious ore and gem, the Earthspur Mountains to the west have long been a valuable resource for anyone able to mine them. One such mine has gone silent and the only thing more concerning than its long overdue shipment is the fate of the members of the Soldiery sent to discover what has happened to the mine’s workers. Though the mine lay in a region of the Mountains once claimed by a clan of reclusive dwarves, the Ludwakazar clan wouldn’t be so bold as to violate their long-standing peace with Mulmaster. Or would they?

Playtime: 4 hours

http://www.dmsguild.com/product/170478/DDEX204-Mayhem-in-the-Earthspur-Mines-5e

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

PFS1 10-16: What the Helms Hide

Character levels 1-5

Written by Calder CaDavid, Lysle Kapp, Kendra Leigh Speedling, Nate Wright

Disagreements among the Pathfinders erupted into violence 300 years ago, spurring the Society's leaders to don helms that hid their identities and protected them from assassins. These ten members of the Decemvirate have remained anonymous to this day, but a recent discovery may uncover new information about this dangerous part of the Society's history. With a unique window into the past, it falls to the PCs to identify these original leaders and the secrets they buried before donning the helms—in the process helping to unveil a hidden threat to the Society.

What the Helms Hide includes four 1-hour adventures that send the PCs across the Inner Sea region to uncover the secretive Decemvirate's past. The series includes a finale adventure, but players can experience the other parts in any order.

Released March 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

PFS1 10-22: Passing the Torch, Part 1: Who Wears the Mask
Character levels 12-18

Written by Cole Kronewitter

For more than a decade, the infamous information broker, former Pathfinder, and thoroughly controversial mastermind Grandmaster Torch has pursued vengeance against the Decemvirate and the Society as a whole. Yet for all the Society's countermeasures, Torch has consistently procured seemingly unattainable intelligence that makes his schemes ever more dangerous. At last, the Society has identified his chief accomplice and informant who has evaded Society scouts by hiding out where Pathfinders are forbidden on pain of death: Mediogalti Island, home of the notorious Red Mantis Assassins. Yet Grandmaster Torch's imminent endgame threatens the whole Society, if not Absalom itself, and if the PCs are to uncover the plot and avert disaster, they must infiltrate one of the Inner Sea's most deadly cities and neutralize a powerful threat.

Who Wears the Mask is the first of two seeker-level adventures in the Passing the Torch series that concludes Season 10, and these adventures take place in parallel with the events of Pathfinder Society Special #10-98: Siege of Gallowspire. This adventure is followed by Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-23: Passing the Torch, Part 2: Who Speaks for the Ten. These two scenarios are intended to be played in order.

Released June 2019.


For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

PFS2 1-01: The Absalom Initiation
Character levels 1-4

Written by Lyz Liddell

A new era is beginning for the Pathfinder Society, with new recruits and new factions all excited to build connections and embark on grand adventures. The PCs are among these recruits invited to attend a welcoming party where they can meet both the old guard as well as the up-and-coming leaders. But the party’s not all talk; the PCs learn of four exciting escapades in Absalom, through which they can kick off their adventuring careers!

This adventure’s individual missions include numerous variations that make each play-through exciting and different.

Released August 2019 at Gen Con.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Village Square, Ship, Haunted House, Museum

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

PFS2 1-03: Escaping the Grave
Character levels 1-4

Written by Adrian Ng

The Whispering Tyrant has escaped Gallowspire and ravaged the lands of Lastwall. Although the nation managed to evacuate many civilians, there are still refugees, Pathfinders, and irreplaceable cultural treasures trapped in this undead-ridden realm known as the Gravelands. The PCs are part of the Society’s efforts to infiltrate these dangerous lands, rescue the Pathfinders missing in action, and recover what historical texts and treasures they can. Just be quick! Every hour behind enemy lines increases the chance a nearby army learns of the PCs’ mission.

Released August 2019 at Gen Con.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Village Square, Haunted House

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

RWBY: The Mirror, the Cabinet, and the Spinning Wheel
On their way to Argus, Ruby and friends find shelter from a blizzard, but not from their nightmares. It’s a terrifying grimm mystery, and Qrow is already wasted.
This adventure takes place during season 6 of the RWBY storyline, replacing the events that occurred in episodes 5 and 6 (“The Coming Storm” and “Alone in the Woods”). Spoilers will come up, but this story does not interact with the main RWBY plot. Play as team RWBY (Ruby, Weiss, Blake, or Yang). Choice of character is first come, first serve.



Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

SFS 2-05: Meeting of Queens
Character levels 1-4

Written by Kiel Howell

The ant-like formians of Castrovel’s colonies are a reclusive species who've only recently made peace with their enemies, the lashuntas. As part of the ongoing peace, the formians have admitted a small number of outsiders to participate in a reenactment of a famous moment in formian history. The PCs are among these privileged few participants, but they soon realize that there are other forces that want the reenactment to fail, tearing apart the peaceful coexistence of formians and lashuntas with it. It's up to the PCs to ensure these shadowy trespassers don't succeed!

Released August 2019.

Level 1-4. Features Starship combat.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

SFS 2-06: The Stumbling Society, Part 1: Sangoro's Lament
Character levels 5-8

Written by Mike Kimmel

The Exo-Guardians faction once maintained an impressive fortress known as Sangoro's Bulwark. Years ago, mysterious forces assaulted the bulwark, and the location was thought forever lost—until now. The Starfinder Society selects the PCs to launch an initial foray back to the area around Sangoro's Bulwark, in hopes of retrieving a cache of deadly weapons the Exo-Guardians had guarded before the fortress fell. Can the PCs discover the lost weapons before they fall into the wrong hands?
Sangoro's Lament is the first of two adventures in the Stumbling Society series. This adventure is followed by Starfinder Society Scenario #2-08: The Stumbling Society, Part 2: Sangoro's Gifts. These two scenarios are intended to be played in order.

Released August 2019.

Level 5-8. Part 1 of 2. Part 2 offered Saturday evening. Associated with the Exoguardians faction.


For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Argent Saga TCG Tournament
Registration: 11am-Noon in Tabletop
Play Time: Noon-6pm
Entry Fee: $5

Come out and earn some great promo cards and playmats provided by ARG. This event will use the current banned and restricted list which can be found here: https://argentsaga.com/brl-card-list/

Format: Swiss rounds followed by a top 4 playoff

Prizes Pool: 1 Pack of Argent Saga per player to be divided among top cut.

Prizes:
1st Place - 50% of the prize pool,1 Champion Playmat, 2 Preview Cards from Set 2
2nd Place - 25% of prize pool, 1 Playmat, 2 Preview Cards from Set 2
3rd-4th Place - 12.5% of prize pool, 2 Preview Cards from Set 2

Top 16 players will also get a “Yuki, the Lightning Flash” promo card.

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Tabletop Gaming
Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Magic the Gathering League
Entry Fee: FREE
Format: Any format you and your opponent agree on!

We will be running Magic League all weekend. Any time Tabletop is open you can stop by the desk and get a League Slip. For every game you play get an opponent to initial it when you are done. Fill this slip by playing 3 games. Turn it into the Tabletop Staff and get a DCI foil promo card for every game played. Every completed league slip also gets you a chance to win prizes like a custom playmat or sealed product. Playmat / Sealed Product winners will be drawn Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 8pm, and again on Sunday at 2pm. Make sure you are here at drawing time OR you can leave your cell phone number / email and we will send you a message. Remember to have fun!

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00am

Video Gaming
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Supporters
RB

Red Bull

This year, NekoCon welcomes Red Bull as a supporter of our gaming room! Challenge your friends to a battle on their gaming couch, keep it classic with a few rounds on the Pacman arcade cabinet, and above all, grab a cold Red Bull to level up between gaming sessions!


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:30am

Marvel Meetup
Location:Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

11:30am

"What's In a Name?" Isekai Edition
Isekai is unarguably one of the most popular anime genres of the past ten years. But discussing isekai can be difficult when this single catch-all label has been used to describe a vast array of distinctly different stories.

Come join us to learn about and discuss the different kinds of isekai anime, the strengths and limitations of the isekai label, and to throw in your own two cents on how we can improve isekai discourse in the future!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

11:30am

Interviews With Monster Girls

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

11:30am

That Time I Got Reincarnated As a Slime
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 11:30am - 1:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

12:00pm

Welcome to Cosplay!
New to the cosplay scene? Want to start cosplaying? Let's explore the world of cosplay and the many different methods one can use to go about becoming a cosplayer. Cosplay is for everyone! Includes Con survival tips such as photography etiquette, emergency cosplay repair kits, and more!

Panelists
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Shadow Wing Cosplay

Shadow Wing Cosplay has been cosplaying for 13 years. Having always loved arts and crafts, she has participated in a broad range of creative experiences over the course of her life, from wood working classes to stained glass. When she discovered cosplay, she took it upon herself to... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

12:00pm

Marvel Universe Photoshoot
Location: Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location:2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

12:00pm

Video Editing Basics: DOs and DON'Ts for Aspiring Content Creators
Join John Gremillion as he shares video editing tips and tricks for aspiring content creators.

Guests
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John Gremillion

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in animefor nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

12:00pm

NV Host Club Meet N' Greet (16+)
Have you wanted to attend an NV Host Club event but somehow found a way to miss it? This panel gives you an opportunity to meet the hosts outside of the club and get to know them!  All attendees must be 16+ and raffle prizes will be given throughout the program!

Supporters

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

12:00pm

Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game
Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Card Game is a deck-building game that challenges you to grow up and prepare for your finest hour. Players assume the roles of their favorite characters in the Scott Pilgrim universe, each of whom comes with a unique starting deck. Innovative double-sided cards let you decide whether to solve your problems with hard work and empathy, or whether to embrace the unpredictable world of gratuitous video game violence. Defeating the Evil Ex and collecting Power-Ups will help players inch their way towards victory.

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

12:00pm

Shoestring Scientists present: Tiny Hat Making Time!
This third annual meeting of the Cult of the Tiny Hats will celebrate the wonder and excitement that is all the rage in anime fashion: The Tiny Hat. In this workshop, you will craft and decorate your own amazing tiny hat that you get to take with you.

Panelists
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Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

12:00pm

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe
LOVELY HEART MAID CAFÉOkaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to Hampton Roads!
What is a maid cafe exactly?
A maid cafe is a themed restaurant originating in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan, where servers dress as maids and treat guests as Masters or Princesses. Maids greet customers with “Welcome home, Master!” to create a warmer atmosphere. Many guests use maid cafes to de-stress after a long day and relax by playing games, watching performances, or even just talking about the hobbies they share with maids.
Meet our maids!
Learn more about our maids here and “like” them on Facebook for the latest updates!
You can also see us at our Club Row table!
Where will we be located at NekoCon?
The Maid Cafe will be located at the Cyprus Grille Restaurant in the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center (right next door to the Hampton Roads Convention Center)!

We will not be taking reservations, so feel free to stop by the restaurant during the hours of operation.

Supporters
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Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Okaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Cyprus Grille (Embassy Suites Hotel) Embassy Suites Hotel Restaurant

12:00pm

Yugioh TCG Double Prize Quickfire Tournament
Registration: Noon-1pm
Event Time: 1pm-4pm
Entry Fee: $10

It's a convention so we don't want to tie you to a tournament all day. This tournament will be 3 swiss rounds with no top 4/top 8. At the end of the 3 rounds we will award prizes based on a player's number of wins. The event will have judges on staff to assist with rules questions. Prizes will be booster packs of a current set provided by Atlantis Games & Comics.

Participation Prize: Every player that plays will get a promo item and we will also be raffling off a playmat.

Prizes:
3 Match Wins = 6 Booster Packs
2 Match Wins = 4 Booster Packs
1 Match Win = 2 Booster Pack

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

12:30pm

Droid Building 101 - 3D Printing Droids
Thanks to advances in and the wider availability of 3D printing, the Hampton Roads Droid Builders present a discussion on getting started in the world of droid building. We'll focus on the more budget-friendly ways to get your started with building some of the latest droids in the Star Wars universe including BB-8, D-0 from Episode IX, and BD-1 & ID-10 from the latest video games. 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

12:30pm

Paul St. Peter Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
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Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Autograph Table 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

1:00pm

Board Game Speed Dating
Feeling like your board gaming is in a rut?  Come out and Learn how to play multiple quick board games.  Each game has been selected to last from 1 minute to 15 minutes.  Play through 5-8 games all of which will be taught and played within the hour  Fall in love with a new game!

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:00pm

EXIT Escape Room Game: The Forgotten Island
This is an Escape Room Style Board Game.  You are stranded on a strange deserted Island and you must make your Escape before Dehydration kicks in.  Can you solve the puzzles and sail away to your freedom before time runs out?  All ages are welcome to solve this single play Escape Room!

Show up early as only a small number of people can play. We have other Escape room games and will try to accommodate everyone into some Escape room game!

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:00pm

Great Graphic Novels You Should Be Reading
Join the Head Librarian of the Carolina Manga Library as she shows off dozens of new, interesting, and forgotten books that are guaranteed to stir the urge to read.

Supporters
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The Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library is a non-profit organization that sets up free libraries at conventions for all attendees to enjoy. They bring over 5000 manga, American graphic novels, webcomics, and novels for fans to enjoy. By setting up a quiet place for people to relax at conventions... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

1:00pm

Trick or Treat with the Mascots
Come out and get a chance to meet Reiko, Akiko, Miyoko, and Takeo! They will be giving candy to all the little trick or treaters!

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

1:00pm

Resident Evil Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

1:00pm

LAVA Lite
Loud, Annoying, and Very Annoying is an improvisational, audience participation variety show starring Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond and Max Mittelman. Get ready for games, skits, music, comedy and PRIZES in this PG romp through Anime & Pop Culture’s silly side!

Guests
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Ray Chase

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, the Male Player in ANTHEM, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius... Read More →
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Robbie Daymond

Robbie Daymond: In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen... Read More →
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Max Mittelman

Although he is well known as Saitama in ONE-PUNCH MAN, Max Mittelman has also given life to the hotheaded troublemaker with a heart of gold, Ryuji, in PERSONA 5, the carefree and always hungry, Plagg, in MIRACULOUS LADYBUG, and the lazy yet virtuous sin of sloth, King, from SEVEN... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

1:00pm

Clank! In Space Demo
Clank! In! Space! is built on the same game system as Clank!: A Deck-Building Adventure, with players building a personal deck of cards throughout the course of the game, with the cards allowing them to move through the spaceship, attack things, acquire new cards, and — oh yeah — make noise to attract Lord Eradikus and potentially seal their own doom.

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:00pm

Masquerade Craftsmanship Judging
NEKOCON MASQUERADE CRAFTSMANSHIP RULES1. All participants must have reference pictures of their costume character; without proper reference material, the judges cannot assess the accuracy of a costume. Please bring printouts, manga, art books, or any other form of reference material for the Judges to use to aid them in their task.
2. Craftsmanship is the assessment of the costumer’s skill at making a costume.
Any costume that consists mostly of bought items will not be considered for craftsmanship judging (ie. buying regular street clothes that require no alterations). Only 10% of your costume may consist of bought items. 90% must be created by you.
If you commissioned your costume, it will not be considered for craftsmanship judging. You cannot receive credit for another person’s work.
Questions about this should be addressed to cosplay@nekocon.com.
3. Craftsmanship registration forms will be available at the Cosplay Rehearsal. Please see the Craftsmanship Head judge for your forms to be filled out. You will need to register for the Masquerade before you can register for Craftsmanship Judging.
Register for the Masquerade either online at http://www.nekocon.com or at the Cosplay Rehearsal Saturday morning if any open slots are available. Please keep in mind that registration for the Masquerade is on a first come first serve basis and it is best if you register early to ensure your entry.
At the Rehearsal please fill out the Craftsmanship registration form completely and give it back to the Craftsmanship Head Judge.
Bring all reference material for your character(s) to the Craftsmanship Judging.
4. Craftsmanship judging will take place before the Cosplay Masquerade and is dealt with on a reserved time slot basis. Once you are registered, you will choose your time slot. The location of the Judging will be in the Cosplay Green Room (rooms 201-202).
5. Doors will close 15 minutes before the end of judging to make sure all entrants have been dealt with. No exceptions. If you miss this time you forfeit your Craftsmanship entry.

Guests
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Voidmynx Cosplay

Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community, and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cosplay Green Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 201-202

1:00pm

Overwatch 3v3 Tournament - MUST OWN GAME TO PLAY
Join us for some great Overwatch action! No need to gather a team of your own. We will create teams for 3v3 matches.  Please note you must have Overwatch in order to compete.  We have limited copies available for those that do not own Overwatch but they will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Supporters
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Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King is a locally owned and operated company founded in 2008 in Richmond, VA. We provide custom built PCs at very reasonable prices with superior customer service.We are proud to partner with GEXCon in the video gaming hall. Check out the Free Play PC area and the... Read More →
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GEXCon

GEXCon is a community driven multi-day convention featuring Free Play, Vendors, Artists, Casual and Premier Live Tournaments, Virtual Reality, Board Games and more. In addition to the Free Play PC area, we are very happy to bring the $2500 NCS League of Legends Tournament to NekoCon... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:30pm

Ninja Sorm 4: Road to Boruto Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

1:30pm

Korosensei Quest
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

1:30pm

RErideD - Derrida, Who Leaps Through Time

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

2:00pm

Chibi Neko Cosplay Contest
Hey Parents, don’t forget to bring your child’s costumes along as Chibi Neko will be hosting a cosplay contest for the kids. The Chibi Contest is Saturday at 2pm. The winner,  as well as the top 3 of each age bracket (Ages 6 and under & Ages 7-10), will get VIP seating and enjoy a walk across the stage at Neko Masquerade on Saturday! Make sure you sign up Friday morning until Saturday at 12:30pm!

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

2:00pm

Investigating (Fact vs Fiction)
Have you ever wondered what was a fact and was not within the paranormal field? We will go over some true facts and some not so true facts about the paranormal and ghost hunting.

Panelists
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Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators

Hello everyone! We are a group of Paranormal Investigators located in Hampton Roads Va. Haunted VA Paranormal Investigators was started in 2006. We are strictly a non-profit group and NEVER charge for any investigation we perform. Our main goal is the safety of our clients and their... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

2:00pm

Disney Photoshoot
Location:Main Lobby, Right Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

2:00pm

Kingdom Hearts Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location:Balcony (Terrace)

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

2:00pm

TAZ & Critical Roll Photoshoot
Location:2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​


All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

2:00pm

Volare Idols Performance
Location:Main Lobby, Left Wall

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

2:00pm

Get Famous! How to Stream your Game Play to Twitch.tv, YouTube and Facebook!
Ever wondered if you could stream your game play to Twitch.tv, YouTube or even Facebook? Learn the basics of streaming in this easy to follow workshop and hear from real Twitch.tv affiliate streamers and partners! See the software and learn how to set it up. Get equipment lists for every budget. Learn how to moderate your stream while in game and what the TOP streamers are doing to be successful.

Supporters
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ECPI University

Since 1966 ECPI University has been committed to providing quality, career focused education through a hands-on learning. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the growing and in-demand fields of computer science, engineering technology, health sciences... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

2:00pm

ABJD Tea Party
Spend a delightful time with fellow collectors of all ages. Swap stories, latest news, current projects and more, all in the comfort of tea and cake!
Discover Teas will be serving up their NekoCon exclusive blends as well.
PLEASE NOTE: Open to ABJD owners only! Bring an ABJD or two or more! Your ABJD and NekoCon membership badge is all you need to present in order to enter the tea party. Not an owner yet? There are panels and workshops for all to ask questions,check out the hobby, and just plain enjoy! Come check out the ABJD-related activities!

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

2:00pm

AMV Contest
Come one come all to NekoCon's 2019 Anime Music Video Contest! Many editors have submitted their work and now it's your turn to vote for the best of the best so we can crown the champions! There are five competing categories and a lot of emotions to go through so don't miss out!

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

2:00pm

Red Dragon Inn Learn to Play
It your last chance before our Annual Tournament.  Come out and Gamble away your money, fight away your fortitude and drink to your hearts content.  Will you be the last one standing?

Saturday November 2, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

2:30pm

Mela Lee Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
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Mela Lee

Mela Lee is a voice actress and vocalist based in Los Angeles whose work can be heard in over one hundred animated series, films, television shows and video games. In Animation/ Anime, she voices Princess Zanda for Marvel Avengers Assemble: Black Panther’s Quest (Disney XD),  Rin... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Autograph Table 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

2:30pm

Sewing workshop: Dragon Age sewing kit
Join us, brothers, sisters, & kindred beyond the binary. Escape the noise & crowds for an afternoon hand-sewing workshop to make a spooky sewing needle pouch.

Panelists
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Corellon Johnson

Coryphefish.com
Apostate Bioware fan panelist. Flash Bastard. Wears sunglasses even when they don't need to.


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

3:00pm

The Last Samurai: How the Shinsengumi Influenced Pop Culture
From a village in Kyoto to the big screen, who were the sky clad Rōnin who carved out our perception of Samurai in pop culture with the edge of their blades? Let’s take a closer look at the infamous Shinsengumi and their history throughout the end of the Edo Era. Part travel stories and history from wandering the streets of Mibu while living in Japan, part discussion of series such as Rurouni Kenshin, Gintama, and Hakuouki, and 110% action, come see why the blue and white haori lives on today! 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

3:00pm

Sewing 101
Want to make your own cosplay but don't now how to sew? Maybe you've just started sewing but aren't sure how to take it to the next level? Then this panel is for you! Together, we'll map out the steps one can take to start learning how to sew, provide resources to help you along the way, and go over the basics such as fabric types, sewing accessories, and what a sewing pattern is all about!

Panelists
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Shadow Wing Cosplay

Shadow Wing Cosplay has been cosplaying for 13 years. Having always loved arts and crafts, she has participated in a broad range of creative experiences over the course of her life, from wood working classes to stained glass. When she discovered cosplay, she took it upon herself to... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

3:00pm

The Hell of It (13+)
You close your eyes, breathe your last... and then what? Where does one go after they die? Well in Japan...that can get complicated. This panel focuses on death mythology and storytelling: from the fiery pits of the Jigoku to the corrupted realms of the yomi, even unto the paradise of the Pure Lands or the family kami, the various worlds and denizens of the "other" will be explored for those with a strong heart, compassion, and a thirst to know what lies beyond

Guests
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Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

3:00pm

Fire Emblem Photoshoot
Location:Between Hotel & Center
Backup Location:Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Even​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

3:00pm

Land of the Lustrous Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Balcony (Terrace)

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

3:00pm

Love Live! Photoshoot
Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

3:00pm

Max Mittelman Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Max Mittelman

Max Mittelman

Although he is well known as Saitama in ONE-PUNCH MAN, Max Mittelman has also given life to the hotheaded troublemaker with a heart of gold, Ryuji, in PERSONA 5, the carefree and always hungry, Plagg, in MIRACULOUS LADYBUG, and the lazy yet virtuous sin of sloth, King, from SEVEN... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Autograph Table 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

3:00pm

DragonBall FighterZ Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

3:00pm

Flipships Demo
"It was an ambush. That’s the only way to describe it. The mother ship appeared out of nowhere, creating a massive shadow over the city. Within seconds, wave after wave of fighters poured out of it, filling the sky."

Flipships is a Co-op dexterity game that mixes the old Space Invaders arcade games with flick em up mechanics. Come out and see if you can't destroy the Mothership! Rules will be taught and the game will be played through in full!

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

3:00pm

Dragon Ball Super TCG Quickfire Tournament

Registration: 3pm-4pm
Event Time: 4pm-6:30pm
Entry Fee: $5

It's a convention so we don't want to tie you to a tournament all day. This tournament will be 3 swiss rounds with no top 4/top 8. At the end of the 3 rounds we will award prizes based on a player's number of wins. The event will have judges on staff to assist with rules questions. Prizes will be booster packs of a current set provided by Atlantis Games & Comics.

Participation Prize: Every player that plays will get a promo item and we will also be raffling off a playmat.

Prizes:
3 Match Wins = 3 Booster Packs
2 Match Wins = 2 Booster Packs
1 Match Win = 1 Booster Pack


Saturday November 2, 2019 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

3:30pm

Hall Costume Craftsmanship Contest
HALL CRAFTSMANSHIP CONTEST 
The Hall Craftsmanship Contest is a COMPETITION for those who wish to have their costumes evaluated by a panel of judges, but do not wish to go on stage with the costume. Those who enter will have five to ten minutes (depending on the number of entries we have) to talk about their costume with the judges. Please bring reference pictures for the costume you are entering. You MUST have a reference image in order for the costume to be judged. In order to compete you must have made 80% of your costume, or the person presenting the costume must be present. (Example: If you wish to make a costume and have someone wear it for the contest, you must be present to explain the construction and the awards will go to the creator of the costume, not the model wearing it). Costumes from western pop culture are allowed. No original or fan-based costumes.If you wish to go on stage you may enter the Masquerade with a skit or as a walk on, with the option to have your costume judged. There is NOT an option to walk on stage in your costume with the Hall Craftsmanship Contest. You may enter both the Hall Craftsmanship Contest and the Masquerade so long as you do not enter the same costume in both.Groups will not be judged together for the Hall Craftsmanship Contest, if you enter as a group each person will be judged separately based on their individual craftsmanship and awards will only be given on an individual basis.Awards will be announced following the Halftime show during the Masquerade, but before Masquerade awards. Sign up for the contest will be at con on a first come first serve basis and times will be posted on the top left side of the schedule.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Best Overall Hall Craftsmanship
Best of Saturday
Best of Friday
Best Master
Best Journeymen
Best Novice
Best Youth

CATEGORY EXPLANATIONS
Youth– Any entrant aged 13 years and younger. Youth entries may have help in creating their costumes. Entrants under 13 must be accompanied to their judging session by a parent or guardian, and have permission prior to entering.

Novice – Any costumer(s) who has won 2 or fewer craftsmanship awards. This is the category you select if you have never cosplayed before, or have not won any contests.

Journeyman – Any costumer(s) who has won 3 – 7 craftsmanship awards.

Master – Any costumer(s) who has won 8 or more craftsmanship awards.

 

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cosplay Green Room HRCC 2nd Floor, Rooms 201-202

3:30pm

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

3:30pm

Outlaw Star

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

4:00pm

MR Fashion Show
NekoCon is proud to present the MR Fashion Show by Mika Takeuchi! Her designs are inspired by women’s feelings and thoughts, and constitute a mixture of Gothic-Lolita and femininity. MR presents a new image; airy and earthy, dark and light, for the feminine aspiration in today’s world. Come watch her designs walk down the runway modeled by members of Hollow Mellow as well as local lolitas. 

Guests
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MR Fashion Brand

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! MR Fashion Brand MR is asking and searching the beauty of our feminine side in an ongoing travel through time. We are continuing to explore femininity... Read More →
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Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →
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Mika Takeuchi

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony Imports & Events is proud to announce our Newest Guest, MR Fashion Brand and their Designer Mika Takeuchi! Mika Takeuchi made her debut in the Gothic- Lolita world as a designer in S-inc. Her work included designing for various h.NAOTO brands, as well... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

4:00pm

Sneakerheads 101
Blerds, Nerds of Color, & Nerds in general have always loved fly sneakers, but now we're starting to see crossovers of Nerd culture & fashion as our favorite anime, comic book, & fantasy brands are joining forces with major sneaker companies to produce must-have kicks. Join us as we trace the colorful history of sneaker culture all the way to where it is now & connect the dots that trace from Nerd to Sneakerhead. Bring your DOPEST pair to show off during the panel, and be photo-ready!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

4:00pm

Make a Pumpkin Coloring Craft
Design and color you own pumpkin for this paper craft! You can make it have a face or a colorful design! The possibilities are endless with this craft!

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

4:00pm

Anime Bingo
Join us for some Bingo! Filled with all your favorite anime characters test your knowledge and your luck. There will be prizes for winners! 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

4:00pm

Danganronpa Photoshoot
Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

4:00pm

Dragon Ball Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

4:00pm

RWBY Photoshoot
Location: Between Hotel & Center


All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

4:00pm

Robbie Daymond Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Robbie Daymond

Robbie Daymond

Robbie Daymond: In the Anime world Robbie may be best known as the most prolific voice of Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s dub of Sailor Moon & Sailor Moon Crystal. He’s also played several lead and fan-favorite roles such as: Mitsuki in Boruto, Ikoma in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Mumen... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Autograph Table 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

4:00pm

My Werewolf Life
Big fan of fluffy dudes?  Like your ladies a little extra hairy?  How about with some claws and fangs?  No, not furries you silly.  I'm talking about werewolves!  I'm here to give you a brief history on werewolves and their kind.  I'll tell you all about living with one and how to live with one.  Interested in becoming one?  Well, I guess I can go over that too.  Stop in for a bite!  Er... information!  

Panelists
avatar for Joshua Chisholm

Joshua Chisholm

Werewolf Gentlemen


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

4:00pm

Red Dragon Inn Annual Tournament
Once again come out for our Annual Red Dragon Inn Tournament.  There are now at least 3 new characters!  Come Meet the Chef Roxanna or Murgath and Ohava and of course all the characters in between from all the Core sets and Allies.

Will you be this years Champion? Come drink, fight and gamble away your fortitude and money.

Promo prizes for participants and winners and who knows there might be some extra special prizes for in game shenanigans!

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL05-09 Durlag's Tomb

Character levels 11-16

Written by Alan Patrick

East of Beregost, nestled in the outskirts of the Wood of Sharp Teeth, Durlag’s Tower has intrigued and yet stymied adventurers for decades. Stuffed full of mechanical traps and arcane wards, and rumored to be inhabited by fiends, very few have managed to extract any REAL treasure from the former home of Durlag Trollkiller. However, a powerful item in the ancient fight against the giants is said to be housed there, and the cloud giant Baron Rajiram has committed significant resources to recovering it. After a very pleasant tea in her garden, SEER calls upon you to beat him there and put a stop to his efforts! (Part 2 of 2)

A 4-hour Storm King's Thunder adventure for 11th-16th level characters (optimized for APL 13)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL05-19 Eye of Xxiphu
Character levels 17-20

Written by Merric Blackman

Baron Rajiram’s forces have secured the Nelanther Isles and have scoured the Sword Coast for treasures. Now they have begun to explore a mysterious island that recently just popped into existence nearby. SEER seems to believe that an aboleth artifact is their goal. It is up to the adventurers, in competition with the baron, as well as aboleths, the Kraken Society, and the mysterious caretaker of the island, to locate the Eye of Xxiphu and avert catastrophic disaster. (Part 2 of 2)

A 4-hour Storm King's Thunder adventure for 17th-20th level characters (optimized for APL 17)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL08-02 Beneath the City of the Dead

Character levels 1-4

Written by Kat Krugar

The treasure hunt has led to the City of the Dead. Beneath that well-manicured park is an ancient crypt where the treasure awaits you! Part Two of the Umbral Aristocracy Trilogy.

A 2-4 hour Waterdeep adventure for Tier 1 characters. Optimized for APL 3.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL09-01 Escape from Elturgard
Character levels 1-2

Written by Rich Lescouflair

Damnation! The Companion that once stood as a beacon of hope and goodness above the city of Elturel has been extinguished and the entire city—along with its denizens—have been drawn into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells! While those fortunate enough to have been outside of the city’s walls during its departure have been spared that fate, but they’re not yet out of danger! The refugees formed a caravan bound for the nearby city of Baldur’s Gate. Can you keep them safe from devils, bandits, and one another until they reach safety?

Four One-Hour Mini-Adventures for 1st to 2nd Characters. Optimized for APL 1.

WPN Release: 9-Sep-2019
DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

DDAL09-02 Stopped at the Gate
Character levels 1-4

Written by Andrew Bishkinskyi

It’s been a long, arduous trip, but you’re finally here—Baldur’s Gate. You’re not out of peril yet, however, even if you’re leaving the lawless wilds behind you, the streets of the Gate still run red with blood. But you quickly find that arriving at the city wasn’t the biggest challenge at all, now you must convince the city’s rulers to grant asylum to you and those in your charge. Part One of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.

A 2-4 hour Inglorious Redemption adventure for Tier 1 characters (optimized for 3rd level)

DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

PFS1 10-98: Siege of Gallowspire (Soldier)
Character levels 5-16

Written by Brian Duckwitz

A Pathfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 5–16, as well as Aid Characters (see below).
For a millennium, Golarion rested safe in the knowledge that history's most infamous lich, the Whispering Tyrant, was securely locked away. After a cataclysmic explosion sundered his prison, the Tyrant roams free once more. But he didn’t simply abandon his prison. Deep beneath the ground, behind nearly impenetrable magical wards, he has set in motion a necromantic ritual of extraordinary power. It's up to the Pathfinders to battle the Tyrant's guardians, break the wards, and stop the ritual that could make him unstoppable. Along the way, they’ll discover what secrets the Tyrant wanted to protect and keep from falling into his enemies' hands.

This scenario has two difficulty levels: Soldier and Champion. "Champion" is a considerably more challenging version of the adventure.

Aid Characters: Players can bring up to three additional characters of level 5 or higher to participate in this special scenario. Aid characters generate benefits to help other tables, and they can participate in special Aid Missions during the scenario. Players do not need all of their Chronicle sheets for their Aid Characters—they only need each Aid Characters' most recently earned Chronicle sheet.
Released May 2019.

Please contact the organizers to indicate whether you prefer to play Soldier (Easier) or Champion (Harder) mode, as well as the level and class of the character(s) you wish to play. As a reminder, a character must be at least level 5 (and not more than level 16) to play this scenario. Those wishing to play pre-generates characters must pick from the Level 7s.

Tables will be equipped to run either Soldier (easier) or Champion (harder) mode. The decision to play in Champion mode must be unanimous among a table’s players.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:00pm

PFS2 1-05: Trailblazers' Bounty
Character levels 1-4

Written by Tineke Bolleman

The powerful nation of Cheliax has posted a public bounty that would richly reward the first team of explorers to chart a viable route across the Menador Mountains, linking the nations of Isger and Molthune (all to bypass the economic powerhouse of Druma, which has recently imposed higher taxes on key goods crossing its borders). Yet the Menador Mountains are an imposing obstacle, replete with steep slopes, snowy peaks, and territorial orcs. Even so, there are no finer explorers than the Pathfinders, and the Society has dispatched a team to collect the prize. Are the PCs ready to not only explore the foreboding mountains but also to compete with the rival teams and local inhabitants?

Released September 2019.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Falls & Rapids, Swamp, Wicked Dungeon

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:30pm

Smart Doll 101
An introduction to Smart Dolls .What is a Smart Doll? How are they different from other BJDs. Why are they called Smart Dolls. How to pose and take pictures of your Smart Doll. Please bring your Smart Dolls or other BJDS to the panel, to show and talk with everyone too.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

4:30pm

Armor Building Made Easy
A crash course in building armor for the experienced or the beginner! From novice to pro, this crash course will teach you everything you know to build the suit of your dreams!

Panelists
avatar for Expedition Cosplay

Expedition Cosplay

What happens when cosplay meets vanlife? Expedition cosplay! Justin and Megan Webb are two award winning cosplayers that sold all they owned to travel the world looking for adventure! They now travel and cosplay for a living out of their 1984 Fallout inspired vault-tec van! From... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

4:30pm

Voice Performer
Welcome to graduation day! Mr. St Peter will talk briefly about the previous panel (Voice Maker), and then the attendees who rehearsed their assigned material will be on stage! Audience members will be asked to comment about the voices and performances they hear, and Mr. St. Peter will give notes and offer advice, and have the speakers do re-takes. Let’s all see how creative and inventive our fellow Con friends can be!

Guests
avatar for Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA Awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles, whose many anime and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), DIGIMON (Wormmon, Leomon), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy Riyalgo... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

4:30pm

Planet Demo
Have you ever wanted to build your own Planet?  Well you are in luck!  Come try and create the best Habitat for young animals to build the best planet full of life as you can.  In this game each player starts with a blank dodecahedron and will take turns adding different Terrain to their planet in order to attract different species of Animals.  Desert, Water, Mountains, and Ice landscapes each blend together to attract all sorts of animals.  Whoever builds the best planet and attracts the most species of animals wins!

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

4:30pm

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate - NekoCon style Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

5:00pm

Edgy Idols! LIVE
Location: Main Lobby, Left Wall

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

5:00pm

Homestuck & Hiveswap Photoshoot
Location: 2nd Floor, Left Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

5:00pm

Sailor Moon Photoshoot
Location: Convention Center's Fountain
Backup Location: Main Lobby, Right Wall

Facebook Event​​​

All photoshoots are run by the attendees. Any member of NekoCon can host a photoshoot.

When there is non-permitting weather for outdoor photoshoots, meet at the alternative location.
If you have any questions regarding photoshoots, please email: photoshoot@nekocon.com

Saturday November 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Photoshoots (Fan-Run) See descriptions for locations

5:00pm

Ray Chase Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Ray Chase

Ray Chase

Ray Chase is an actor who has attached himself to a great many video games and anime in a very short amount of time. In the last few years, fans recognize him as the main character Noctis in FINAL FANTASY XV, the Male Player in ANTHEM, Master of Masters from KINGDOM HEARTS, Artorius... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Autograph Table 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

5:00pm

Thieves Den Demo
Who doesn't want to be the best thief?  In Thieves Den you are sending your hirelings out to steal you the best loot so you can then sell it to the underworld.  You must be sure to collect the most reputation along the way so you can become the greatest thief in the land!


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

5:30pm

Hollow Mellow Autographs
Hollow Mellow will have a special autograph session at the Chaotic Harmony booth in the Exhibitor's Hall!

AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for Hollow Mellow

Hollow Mellow

NekoCon and Chaotic Harmony is proud to present Hollow Mellow at NekoCon 22, November 1-3, 2019 in Hampton, VA! Hollow Mellow has a classical theme and expresses a worldview that is theatrical and progressive. Vocalist Iruma Rioka writes the lyrics and music and guitarist Nemu does... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Exhibitor's Hall HRCC 1st Floor, Hall C

5:30pm

Speedrunning an untitled goose game (Any% Glitchless/Dancepad)
It's a lovely afternoon at NekoCon, and you are a fan of a horrible goose. So stop on by and watch a glitchless speedrun of an untitled goose game played on dance pad!

Panelists
avatar for Michael Quell

Michael Quell

I speedrun games and game-like accessories. Once unified the Typing of the Dead Trilogy world records. Lost a Hamtaro world record speedrun live at DreamHack by forgetting to talk to a Ham-Ham less than a minute before the end of the game. I like to route out my own categories... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

5:30pm

Together We Ride: a Fire Emblem Primer
An introductory Primer for anyone wishing to get into the Fire Emblem franchise but are unsure of where to begin, with emphasis on histroy of the franchise, mechanics and games.  


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

5:30pm

John Gremillion Autographs
AUTOGRAPH POLICYWe understand that getting autographs from our guests is a major highlight of the convention for many attendees, not just because it’s a fantastic souvenir, but also because it’s a chance for that tiny bit of face time with the guest. Guests, too, value that rare opportunity to meet some of their fans.
However, demand nearly always outweighs supply, especially for extremely popular or extremely rare guests. Even the speediest and most accommodating guest can only sign so many things in a given period of time. In order to give the greatest number of fans the opportunity to meet the guest, we MUST keep the lines moving smoothly.
NekoCon’s official, scheduled autographing sessions are governed by the following rules:
NekoCon does not and cannot guarantee that you will receive an autograph from any particular guest. NekoCon’s official autograph sessions are free of charge to any attendee. However, individual guests may participate in private or industry-sponsored appearances in the exhibit halls, and there may be fees or purchases associated with those sessions. For-fee or purchase-required autograph sessions must always take place in the Exhibitors Hall. Also, music guests may do autographs after concerts outside of the Main Events room for a limited time.
Guests will always be glad to sign your NekoCon program book, as well as any officially licensed and properly credited products. They absolutely will NOT sign bootleg or unlicensed merchandise, nor material for which they are not properly credited. At their sole discretion, they may sign handmade, personal, or otherwise unusual items. If you are uncertain about a particular item, check first! (Guests may be offended if they’re presented with bootleg items.) As a last resort, check with the staffer in charge of the session. NekoCon staff may veto any item as unsuitable for signing, and such decisions are final.
  • Unless a specific limit is posted for a particular guest, assume that you are limited to ONE ITEM PER PERSON.
  • There will be no flash photography during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • There will be no photo ops during official signing sessions, unless otherwise noted.
  • Do not monopolize the guest’s time if there are others waiting. (Assume that whatever you have to say must be said in 30 seconds or less, while the guest is signing your item. It’s a good idea to write down what you want to say.)
  • Do not request excessive personalization, sketches, etc., unless the guest offers.
  • If you are bringing an item for the guest to sign, please have it ready for signing when you are within sight of the guest. (For CDs and DVDs, you should remove the cover insert to save time; for unusual items, please ask the autograph staff for their recommendations.)
  • Policies for specific guests may differ.
How Our Autograph Sessions Work:
Official line space will open up an hour before an autograph session is scheduled to begin. AMS will ask any lines that form before this time to disperse.
Once the official line space fills up, we will temporarily close off the line. If you show up after a line has closed, please come back 20 minutes before the autograph session ends to see if the line has reopened.
When interacting with the guests, please be considerate of the guest and the attendees behind you in the line. They have often been waiting as long as you have, and deserve their chance to interact with the guest, so please do not monopolize their time. Photography may be permitted at the discretion of the guest and as time permits.
NekoCon staff reserve the right to refuse access to any attendee who fails to follow the rules (or attempts to circumvent them). Anyone caught in the act is subject to having their attendee badge revoked.

Guests
avatar for John Gremillion

John Gremillion

John Gremillion is a stage, film and voice actor who has been working in animefor nearly 20 years. He has provided voices for dozens of popular anime titles forADV, FUNimation, Okratron 5000, and Sentai Filmworks. John’s most notable roles include Dracule Mihawk in One Piece, Arthur... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Autograph Table 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Hall B (Neko Bazaar)

5:30pm

MANIME: SUPERHERO EDITION
IN THIS DANGEROUS WORLD, THERE CAN ALWAYS BE ONE GROUP WE TURN TO FOR SOLACE AND SAFETY, THE SUPERHEROES! BUT EVEN AMONGST OUR MOST EXCELLENT HEROES, THERE IS A COMPETITION OF MASCULINITY AND MANLINESS!!! COME AS WE COMPARE THREE SEPARATE SUPERHERO ANIMES TO SEE WHO JUMPS THE HIGHEST BUILDINGS, WHO OUT RUNS THE FASTEST BULLETS, WHO WEARS THE TIGHTEST UNITARDS! IT'S A SHOWDOWN BETWEEN ONE PUNCH MAN, TIGER AND BUNNY, AND MY HERO ACADEMIA, HAJIME!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

5:30pm

Slayers

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

5:30pm

SSSS Gridman
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

6:00pm

From Dreams to Reality: doll customization
Are you a big fan of an obscure manga/ anime character? Have an original character that you have always imagined? Have you ever thought that it is time to have them in 3D? Ever wondered how to find dolls and change their pre-existing appearance to give life to the characters you have always dreamed of? In this panel, we will be discussing all of this including how to make doll clothes and props, different materials that dolls are made from, and creating your own face-ups.


Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

6:00pm

K-POP Random Dance Play
Test your K-POP dance knowledge with a fast paced game of Random Dance Play

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

6:00pm

War in the Shadows: Vampires & Werewolves in the World of Darkness
The World of Darkness puts Vampires and Werewolves at each other’s throats - quite literally! - as the protagonists of the two main game lines in the World of Darkness are the bitterest of enemies. Master Storytellers Jim Deeley and Charles Dunbar, who have both run Chronicles in the World of Darkness for decades, will sit down to discuss the history of this epic grudge match, then face off in this epic debate to determine who really rules the night. Fangs will be bared and fur will fly!

Guests
avatar for Jim Deeley

Jim Deeley

Jim Deeley is a freelance writer, aspiring game designer, veteran game master, and the founder and lead writer at Apotheosis Games & Publishing. A passionate fan of fantasy, science fiction, and history since his early boyhood days of playing in castle ruins all across England, Jim’s... Read More →
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

6:00pm

Three Dragon Ante
Each hand, players ante gold to the stakes and compete to play the strongest flight of three cards, dragons, or mortals. The strongest flight wins that gold from the stakes, but playing weaker cards triggers your cards' powers and sets you up to win the next hand. Come out and play this classic Dungeons and Dragons Gambling game.

Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

6:00pm

Pajama Time
All the Chibis have had a busy day…now is the time to say good night. So go put on your favorite PJs and come join us.

Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Chibi Neko Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 101

6:00pm

Masquerade
The costumes were made, the skits were practiced...and now their hard work is ready to be seen on the big stage! Join us in Main Events for our Cosplay Competition, known as the Masquerade, where cosplayers show off their costumes and perform in original skits! Be sure to stay for the chance to participate in our Halftime Show while our judges deliberate!

Guests
avatar for Voidmynx Cosplay

Voidmynx Cosplay

Laura Williams, AKA Voidmynx Cosplay, has been creating her own award winning costumes and props since 2015. She specializes in Worbla and EVA foam armor crafting. Laura has a passion for teaching others in the cosplay community, and helping them reach their goals by sharing her knowledge... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

6:30pm

Series Whiplash
Some series are great, and then something happens and everything is different. Sometimes this takes the series in a new interesting direction, other times it's Darling in the Franxx. We'll be discussing some of the wildest turns in series that leave you wondering what happened.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

7:00pm

ABJD Maintenance
Hands on demonstration on how to maintain your asian ball jointed doll including but not limited to full body restringing, how to clean, and suede.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

7:00pm

Get the esports advantage! How to elevate your game play and climb the rankings FAST for any game!
Have you ever wanted to improve your gameplay on the competitive ladder for the game(s) you play? Learn the secrets of the top players in the world from a professional esports coach and high ranked competitive gamer! In this session we will talk about warm-up routines, mechanics drills, VOD reviews, how to solo queue effectively, having the right mental game and much, much more!

Supporters
avatar for ECPI University

ECPI University

Since 1966 ECPI University has been committed to providing quality, career focused education through a hands-on learning. We offer a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the growing and in-demand fields of computer science, engineering technology, health sciences... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

7:00pm

Shoestring Scientists present: Build Your Own PokeBall Habitat
Grab your sword and your shield and show up ready for a Pokémon event unlike any other! This workshop will teach attendees in a hands-on setting how to build their very own Pokémon PokeBall Habitat! Each attendee will get their hands dirty with this fun craft that they can take home with them.

Panelists
avatar for Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists

Shoestring Scientists is a loose collective of builders, cosplayers, creatives, and educators of all types, Shoestring Scientists made their presentation debut in 2012 with their first workshop, Steampunk 203: A DIY Workshop, where attendees built their own ray guns from spare parts... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

7:00pm

NV Host Club (21+)
Purchase tickets here:
http://buytickets.at/nvhostclub/313449

NV Host Club is a Hampton Roads based host club whose goal is to entertain the nightlife crowd at conventions. Inspired by hostess and host clubs in Japan, their goal is to bring the experience to Hampton Roads!
What is a host club exactly?A host clubs is a common staple of night-time entertainment in Japan and other East Asian countries. They employ primarily male staff and cater to patrons seeking drinks and attentive conversation. Many guests use host clubs to decompress after a long day by enjoying light-hearted conversations and entertainment.
Where will the Host Club be located at NekoCon? The Host Club will be located at the Cyprus Grille Restaurant in the Embassy Suites Hampton Roads – Hotel, Spa, and Convention Center (right next door to the Hampton Roads Convention Center)!
Meet the hosts! Like NV Host Club on Facebook for all the latest in information and announcements!
What are the requirements for entry? Please note that this event is 21+ only, and will require a valid government-issued photo ID to enter. A dress code for both Friday and Saturday is established and must be followed to enter the club.

Dress Code: Shirt, bottoms & Shoes are required at all times. The restaurant and staff have authority to remove you from the event if needed.

Saturday Relaxed Club Attire:


What is allowed: T-Shirts or casual shirts, jeans, sneakers, flip-flops, kigus, spiked belts, Halloween costumes
*This is our casual club attire night, please be mindful of NekoCon’s dress code rules.*

Absolutely NO::

Masks, large props, weapons, large wings, mascot costumes, or headgear that obstruct your vision, costumes made entirely from fishnets or other sheer material

*Dress Code and the enforcement of the dress code are at the discretion of NV Host Club management*

Supporters

Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Cyprus Grille (Embassy Suites Hotel) Embassy Suites Hotel Restaurant

7:00pm

GEXCon Free Play
Check out the Free Play PC area by GEXCon! See a GEXCon staffer to sign up to play.

Supporters
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Computer Upgrade King

Computer Upgrade King is a locally owned and operated company founded in 2008 in Richmond, VA. We provide custom built PCs at very reasonable prices with superior customer service.We are proud to partner with GEXCon in the video gaming hall. Check out the Free Play PC area and the... Read More →
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GEXCon

GEXCon is a community driven multi-day convention featuring Free Play, Vendors, Artists, Casual and Premier Live Tournaments, Virtual Reality, Board Games and more. In addition to the Free Play PC area, we are very happy to bring the $2500 NCS League of Legends Tournament to NekoCon... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

7:15pm

Masquerade Halftime Show Trivia
Stick around while the Masquerade judges are deliberating for the chance to answer trivia for prizes!

Guests
avatar for Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas has voiced many anime roles and is currently Jyushimatsu in the Osomatsu Brothers and Nathaniel in Miraculous Ladybug. Other credits include Taki (Your Name), Kenji (Summer Wars), Kia (Lu Over The Wall), Animus (Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry), Dagger (Black Butler... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:15pm - 8:00pm
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

7:30pm

Zombieland Saga
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30pm - 7:45pm
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

7:30pm

Hello and Goodbye: Anime Openings and Endings
You know what is fun, just sitting back and enjoying anime openings and endings. So come on in and enjoy some of the best anime openings and endings.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

7:30pm

Nerd Congress: Nekocon 2019 (with ConLG)
The 612th Nerd Congress shall convene in order to review and pass bills into law. First on the docket is an amendment to Article VI, Section 51: Food Wars counts as a Sports Anime

Panelists
PT

Peter Trant

Con LG, Con LG


Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

7:30pm

Jump Force Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

7:30pm

Cromartie High School

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

8:00pm

CANCELLED- Blending In & You: Electric Spookaloo
Backpacking off of our first panel, we'll go over resume building (specifically adding conventions to your resume!) and dress codes. We will also cover rejection, applications and social media presence.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

8:00pm

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe Presents: LOVELY LIVE—Variety Talent Show
NekoCon's resident maids from Lovely Planet are proud to present the THIRD LOVELY LIVE. Featuring a showcase of music, dance, and more; this is a unique and fun panel experience for all. Attendees are encouraged to cheer, sing along, and wave glow-sticks at this special event!

Supporters
avatar for Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Lovely Heart Maid Cafe

Okaerinasaimase goshujinsama, ojousama! We are Lovely Heart Maid Cafe, a Hampton Roads based maid cafe event group formed by fans of anime, Akihabara, and all things moe! We are inspired by maid cafes in Japan such as @home Cafe and Maidreamin and want to bring the experience to... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

8:00pm

Mysterium Demo
In the 1920s, Mr. MacDowell, a gifted astrologist, immediately detected a supernatural being upon entering his new house in Scotland. He gathered eminent mediums of his time for an extraordinary séance, and they have seven hours to contact the ghost and investigate any clues that it can provide to unlock an old mystery.

Unfortunately the Ghost can only communicate with whimsical Pictures instead of words and it is up to the Mediums to figure out who, what, and where a murder took place!

Learn to play this beautiful game! Promotional cards for Participants!

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

8:30pm

J-fashion Swap Meet
For those who interested in trading out some of their lesser worn fashion items and accessories for pieces that fit better into their current style (no cash transactions allowed).

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Embassy Salon: ABJD and J-Fashion Room Embassy Suites Hotel, Mercury Rooms ABC

8:30pm

Preparing Professionals in the eSports Industry
We will discuss what it takes to become a professional or collegiate gamer in today's industry, the various jobs and opportunities available in this space, and the talent and skills that are still missing.  

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

8:30pm

Touhou Project: Welcome to Gensokyo
One man had a dream. He also had a lot of beer. And so he created Touhou, a sprawling series of bullet hell shoot-em-ups with beautiful music and about a zillion characters. Come learn about the iconic history and exciting future of Touhou Project!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

8:30pm

The Voices of Berserk (16+)
Join Kevin T Collins and Michael Sinterniklaas as they discuss voice acting within the Berserk series. 

Guests
avatar for Kevin T Collins

Kevin T Collins

Kevin T. Collins began his career on the stage at the ripe old age of six, performing throughout his childhood and adolescence across the Bay Area in theaters such as Theatreworks in Palo Alto and San Jose Civic Light Opera, now the American Musical Theater of San Jose.Kevin’s first... Read More →
avatar for Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas

Michael Sinterniklaas has voiced many anime roles and is currently Jyushimatsu in the Osomatsu Brothers and Nathaniel in Miraculous Ladybug. Other credits include Taki (Your Name), Kenji (Summer Wars), Kia (Lu Over The Wall), Animus (Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry), Dagger (Black Butler... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

8:30pm

Red Flags/Superfight/What do you Meme? Party Game Hour
Come out and play nightly Party games in the Board game room.

These games are self run and you can jump in and out at any time.

Do you want to make horrible dates for your friends? Or maybe you like to debate over who will win in a fight? Maybe you like to put catch phrases to all your favorite Memes! Meet some new friends nightly in the Board Gaming Room!

Saturday November 2, 2019 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

Whadda You Know Mullet: The Final Presentation of This Voltron Panel
With the Netflix show ended and the fandom moving on to other shows, join MamaVoltron for a full wrap up of the series and the history...for now.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

9:00pm

Street Fighter V (Sticks/Controllers) Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

DDEP09-01 Infernal Pursuits (Tier 1)
Character levels 1-4

Written by Will Doyle, James Introcaso, Shawn Merwin

A horse race in Baldur’s Gate becomes a hellish battle on infernal war machines in Avernus when the characters get caught between an evil merchant and his warlord rival. Time to hang on for dear life!

A 4-hour Inglorious Redemption Epic Adventure for level 1-4 characters (optimized for 3rd level).

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

DDEP09-01 Infernal Pursuits (Tier 2)
Character levels 5-10

Written by Will Doyle, James Introcaso, Shawn Merwin

A horse race in Baldur’s Gate becomes a hellish battle on infernal war machines in Avernus when the characters get caught between an evil merchant and his warlord rival. Time to hang on for dear life!

A 4-hour Inglorious Redemption Epic Adventure for level 5-10 characters (optimized for 8th level)

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS1 10-21: Slaver's End
Character levels 5-9

Written by Vanessa Hoskins

The Society's no stranger to treachery, and one of its most despicable betrayals came at the hands of the disgraced venture-captain Phlegos Dulm. He's escaped the Society's justice, but Venture-Captain Wulessa Yuul has joined forces with Karisa Starsight of the Liberty's Edge faction to track down the perfidious poisoner and bring him to justice. However, the PCs will need to tread carefully as they help corner Phlegos. Not only is he a cunning foe who knows many of the Society's secrets, but he's found new allies whose hatred for the Society runs deep and whose lust for vengeance may prove a greater threat than Phlegos's treacherous cunning.

Contents in Slaver's End also contribute directly to the ongoing storyline of the Liberty’s Edge faction.

Released May 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS1 10-23: Passing the Torch, Part 2: Who Speaks for the Ten
Character levels 12-18

Written by Paizo Staff

The Whispering Tyrant has arisen, and war once again looms at Absalom's doorstep. Yet with most Pathfinders far to the north neutralizing the Tyrant's secret weapon, the Grand Lodge is understaffed and vulnerable. Now that the PCs have identified the threat Grandmaster Torch poses, they are among the few capable of entering the Grand Lodge's most restricted reaches, averting disaster, and changing the face of the Pathfinder Society forever.

"Who Wears the Mask" is the second and final seeker-level adventure in the "Passing the Torch" series that concludes Season 10, and these adventures take place in parallel with the events of Pathfinder Society Special #10-98: Siege of Gallowspire. This adventure is preceded by Pathfinder Society Scenario #10-22: Passing the Torch, Part 1: Who Wears the Mask. These two scenarios are intended to be played in order.

Released July 2019.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS2 1-02: The Mosquito Witch
Character levels 1-4

Written by Eleanor Ferron

Decades ago, witnesses reported a fearsome cryptid outside of the quiet River Kingdoms town of Shimmerford. Dubbed the Mosquito Witch, it was rarely seen since and quickly became a beloved local legend that the town celebrates and promotes to attract visitors. But when recent attacks began savaging livestock and townsfolk alike, many have started believing the Mosquito Witch was real all along. The PCs travel to Shimmerford to unravel the cryptid mystery, but might they just become the witch’s next victims?

Released August 2019 at Gen Con.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Bigger Village, Cavernous Lair; Pathfinder Flip-Tiles: Forest Starter Set

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

PFS2 1-04: Bandits of Immenwood
Character levels 1-4

Written by Scott D. Young

The Pathfinders are sent forth to aid their own! A Pathfinder mission returning from a long sea voyage ran aground on the Isle of Kortos and were forced to leave behind many of their discoveries so they could press on to Absalom and receive much-needed medical care. The PCs are sent to the site of the wreck to retrieve the relics and charts their peers were forced to leave but the relics have drawn the attention of some of the Immenwood's most volatile inhabitants. Will the PCs be able to return the documents and relics to Zarta Dralneen, the Grand Lodge's Chief Archivist? Or will they fall prey to the unusual bandits dwelling within the coastal reaches of one of Kortos's most infamous forests?

Released September 2019.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mats: Tavern Multi-pack, Forest Multi-pack, Woodlands
Level 1-4.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

SFS 2-07: Four for the First
Character levels 1-4

Written by Thurston Hillman

In the aftermath of the Scoured Stars incident, the Starfinder Society has come together like never before. From the Society's ranks, a new First Seeker must be chosen, and several prominent Starfinders have already begun amassing allies. The PCs get introduced to several of the frontrunners to replace the current
First Seeker and get a chance to learn what each of them represents for the Society's future.
Four for the First is a stand-alone scenario, but will be part of a global vote to determine the new First Seeker for the Starfinder Society. Players are encouraged to play this scenario and vote on their preferred First Seeker, with more information on the voting coming alongside the release of this adventure.

Released September 2019.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Arcane Library; Starfinder Flip-Mats: Space Station, Warship

Level 1-4. Replayable. Associated with the Second Seekers (Luawazi Elsebo).

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:00pm

SFS 2-08: The Stumbling Society, Part 2: Sangoro's Gifts
Character levels 5-8

Written by Kendra Leigh Speedling

When the Society starts finding evidence of missing weapon caches showing up on worlds in Near Space, it puts together a team to investigate. The PCs travel to one such world, where they uncover enemies of the Society are outfitting the pre-Drift locals with weapons well beyond their technology level. The PCs must choose how to handle this delicate situation, but the Society is clear that it needs its weapons back and out of the hands of those who aren't ready for such technology!
Sangoro's Gifts is the second of two adventures in the Stumbling Society series. This adventure is preceded by Starfinder Society Scenario #2-06: The Stumbling Society, Part 1: Sangoro's Lament. These two scenarios are intended to be played in order.

Released September 2019.

Maps used: Pathfinder Flip-Mat Classics: Forest; Starfinder Flip-Mats: Basic Starfield, Jungle World

Level 5-8. Part 2 of 2. Part 1 offered Saturday morning. Features Starship combat. Associated with the Wayfinders faction.

For more information or to sign up for this session go to:
https://warhorn.net/events/nekocon-2019/schedule/2019/11/02

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

9:30pm

Nerd Science
So, ninja sense is a thing? How about those super powers? Zombies, werewolves, vampires, mind control? Of course we can’t forget about the real life Pokémon. Basically, what I’m trying to say is…let’s take a look at some light science stuff in anime. Learn something (maybe?) and nerd out with your fellow…uh…nerds!

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

10:00pm

All Hallow Queenz Drag Show First Showing (18+)
Let’s get ready to celebrate Meowloween by welcoming back by popular demand NekoCon’s very own All Hallow Queenz!  They will be performing twice Saturday night to some of your favorite spooky songs! As an extra treat, and this is no trick, all money will go to our charities.

Panelists
avatar for All Hallow Queenz: Chanel Temple

All Hallow Queenz: Chanel Temple

Chanel Temple of Suffolk VA. Chanel loves entertaining and aspires to one day be a crowned diva. Chanel Temple works very hard with the community and is loved by many. You can catch all her shows locally at 37th and Zen in Norfolk VA.
avatar for All Hallow Queenz: Jasleane Jade

All Hallow Queenz: Jasleane Jade

Jasleane Jade of Virginia Beach VA. Jasleane has been working in the industry of a decade, and is fiercely famed all over Virginia. You can catch her locally at 37th and Zen and The Rainbow Cactus Company.
avatar for All Hallow Queenz: Jasmine Spaulding

All Hallow Queenz: Jasmine Spaulding

Jasmine Spaulding of Richmond Virginia. Jasmine loves displaying her creatively unique talents of make-up and costume designs. Jasmine is a former title holder of Miss Dreamgirls. You can catch Jasmine host her amazing drag brunch at 37th and Zen located locally in Norfolk VA.
avatar for All Hallow Queenz: Lily Dolce

All Hallow Queenz: Lily Dolce

Lily Dolce of Smithfield VA. Lily loves to live on the edge and grace the stage with passion. Lily can be caught at 37th and Zen once a month for an amazing drag brunch.


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - 10:45pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

10:00pm

Werewolf
It's everyone's favorite classic game.  Will your village survive or destroy itself from the inside?  

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Tabletop Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

10:00pm

Action Arcade Presents: Speed Gamer Dating! (18+)
10 stations, 10 games, 10 partners.  Will you find your soulmate?  Well, playing co-op with someone is the best way to find out!  Keep an eye on our website for signups and rules.

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

10:00pm

Attack on Titan: Season 3 (18+)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

10:00pm

Overlord: Season 3 (18+)

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

10:00pm

The Ultimate Guide to Asian Horror (18+)
From classic Japanese horror like Ringu and Ju-On to South Korean monster films and the legendary horror mangaka Junji Ito, Asian horror encompasses a wide range of bizarre hauntings, monsters, and curses that make it so horrifying and unique. Join me as we explore the dark and terrifying world of Asian horror from Japan and countries all over Asia in film, television and comics, derived from thousands of years of folklore and dark imaginative minds. This is the Ultimate Guide to Asian Horror. 

Panelists
avatar for Kenneth Cisternas

Kenneth Cisternas

Writer, otaku, and just a guy who loves to talk about Japanese and Asian culture, video games, films and horror. I hope to see you at my panel! Check out my website https://asianmediareviews.wordpress.com for reviews on Asian films and media.


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

10:00pm

Ghost Stories: Hyaku-Monogatari
This event will take place in the Embassy Hotel seating area outside the Cyprus Grille. 

In the height of the samurai era, warriors, monks and devotees would gather at night to attempt a scare. Now this tradition comes to NekoCon. Bring your tales, bring your jokes, bring your experiences, as we try our best to scare each other half to death for a few hours on a cold night! (21+ recommended)

Guests
avatar for Charles Dunbar

Charles Dunbar

It was exactly ten years ago that I first got up on stage at NekoCon to present a panel. I had no idea if it would go over well, but the line outside the door scared me half to death. People interested in hearing what I had to say about mythology and anime- I had expected a dozen... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am
Cyprus Grille (Embassy Suites Hotel) Embassy Suites Hotel Restaurant

10:00pm

Saturday Night Dance: TRIX & TREATS
What do you do when all the panels are done for the day, the concerts are over, and you’re still itching for more? Check out the nightly dances, of course! Each night NekoCon brings you something unique to keep your body moving until the late hours.
That’s right! Don’t miss out on either of our dances to keep your engines running late into the night, and race for the stars!

DANCE RULES
  • Props such as hula hoops, light wands, LED staves up to 6-feet, light sabers or similar props will be allowed, but only in a pre-designated location within the dance. This will be at the discretion of our staff and we reserve the right to reject any props we may deem as unsafe.
  • Masks covering the lower half of the face will be allowed, however our staff may ask you to lower it at any time. Full faced masks or helmets will not be allowed.
  • We understand your need to rest, however, please do not sit or lie down on the floor of the dance.
  • No bags are allowed in the dance, unless it is a proven medical bag that you do need to have on you.
  • No food or drinks are allowed inside the dance. There will be water stations both inside and outside of the dance so you can stay hydrated.
  • No glow sticks on strings or similar items on strings will be allowed. Glow sticks are most certainly welcome, they just cannot be on strings. Strings can be worn, but not swung. You will be warned 2 times if we see you swinging anything on strings, on the third time, you will be asked to leave. Light wands are the only exception to this rule, due to the controlled nature of the prop. We still reserve the right to ask you to put it away if we find any actions you take with the light wand unsafe.
  • Break dancing will be allowed in a designated area. Outside of that designated area, it will not be allowed and feet cannot go above the thighs while dancing.
  • Dancing on NekoCon equipment will result in automatic ejection from the dance for the night.
  • Any drug use or suspected drug use can result in an automatic ejection from the dance and from the convention.
  • Harassing the performers on stage or climbing the stage without expressed permission will result in automatic ejection from the dance and possibly from the convention.
  • Sexual harassment, misconduct, or any sort of physical assault towards anyone will not be tolerated and can result in ejection from the convention.
  • Cameras/recording will be allowed during the dance, but at your own risk.
  • NekoCon and ESSI reserve the right to change these rules at any time for any reason.

Supporters
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DJ 401k

DJ 401k originally hails from New Jersey and has been in the Hampton Roads area for 5 years. An open format DJ, he is a former HOT 100.5 on air DJ. DJ 401k was the creator of Rave and Buster's and co-founder of Hampton Roads EDM. He currently holds club residencies at Tyku Bar and... Read More →
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DJ Erika B

Born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Virginia, Erika B has worked really hard to make a name for herself. With over 9 years under her belt, her events has ranged from Urban Clubs to Raves. Playing in some of the biggest night clubs in the Hampton Roads area. Her influences range... Read More →
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DJ KaKuMeI X

If asked how DJ KaKuMeI X would describe his style, he would respond "I call my style the name of Ferry Corsten's album. L.E.F. Loud. Electronic. Ferocious." DJ KaKuMeI X is one to keep an eye on. He blends multiple genres and styles into his mixes. Ranging from his first love, House... Read More →
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DJ Que

“The crowd dictates my playlist, I have a few songs that I know that I might want to play, but ultimately the crowd chooses the music.” -Que Sweat At an early age, Que was defiantly born to be different. Born and raised in Warner Robins, Georgia, Que was introduced to all different... Read More →
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Spike

Having over two decades of event promotion experience in the 757, Spike is a unique personality that has garnered him and his events the reputation as one of the best in the business.NekoCon is proud to have Spike as our host for the Dance nights and hope you enjoy a hand-picked group... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 2:00am
Main Events HRCC 2nd Floor Ballrooms

10:30pm

Getter Robo: The Last 10 Seconds of the Universe
Getter Robo was a pioneer of the Mecha genre. It innovated combining robots, giga drills, infinite cosmic power, and hotblooded pilots long before Gurren Lagann. Come get familiar with this classic series, both the anime and manga, and examine its influence across the industry. 

Panelists

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

10:30pm

NekoCon 14th Annual Iron Man Tournament
FAILURE TO ADHERE TO THESE RULES MAY RESULT IN YOUR EXPULSION FROM THE VIDEO GAME ROOM AND/OR NEKOCON.
General Video Game Room RulesBe a good sport. Share the games and no cheating.
Keep it clean. Keep all food and drink away from the games. Throw away any trash you see. Please remember to bathe and smell nice.
We are not responsible for your stuff. Please deposit valuables in a safe place (i.e. hotel room or car). All found items will be surrendered to lost and found.
Walk, don’t run. There are a lot of cables, please don’t trip over them.
Do not mess with the equipment. If anything (i.e. console, controller, television, etc.) isn’t working properly then inform one of the video game room staffers. Do not tamper with or attempt to “fix” the hardware yourself. If you have been found in violation of this rule you may be held liable for any damages incurred.
Personal Controllers: The use of personal controllers is prohibited. To check out a controller please see the Video Game Room staff at the main table.
Wireless Controllers: To obtain a wireless controller (i.e. Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, etc.) please see the people at the main desk in the video game room. Picture identification (i.e. military i.d., driver’s license/permit, etc.) and your NekoCon badge will be required to obtain a controller. When you are finished please return the controller to the front desk to receive your i.d. and NekoCon badge. PLEASE double check before you leave that it is your i.d. and badge.
WARNING: Be wary of passing the controller to other people, as the video game room staff will not be held responsible if the controller goes missing while loaned out in your name. If someone wishes to use your controller when you are finished please take him or her with you to the main desk so that we can issue it in his or her name.
Tournaments
Make sure to visit the Video Game Room to view and sign up for a tournament! Sign ups will be available in the tournament area on the day the tournament is held. System information will be provided at sign up.
The tournament schedule is subject to change with or without prior notice. Default button configuration will be used for all tournaments.
Check out our schedule for the list of tournaments!

Saturday November 2, 2019 10:30pm - Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am
Video Gaming HRCC 1st Floor, Hall A (Gaming Hall)

11:00pm

All Hallow Queenz Drag Show Second Showing (18+)
Let’s get ready to celebrate Meowloween by welcoming back by popular demand NekoCon’s very own All Hallow Queenz!  They will be performing twice Saturday night to some of your favorite spooky songs! As an extra treat, and this is no trick, all money will go to our charities.

Panelists
avatar for All Hallow Queenz: Chanel Temple

All Hallow Queenz: Chanel Temple

Chanel Temple of Suffolk VA. Chanel loves entertaining and aspires to one day be a crowned diva. Chanel Temple works very hard with the community and is loved by many. You can catch all her shows locally at 37th and Zen in Norfolk VA.
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All Hallow Queenz: Jasleane Jade

Jasleane Jade of Virginia Beach VA. Jasleane has been working in the industry of a decade, and is fiercely famed all over Virginia. You can catch her locally at 37th and Zen and The Rainbow Cactus Company.
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All Hallow Queenz: Jasmine Spaulding

Jasmine Spaulding of Richmond Virginia. Jasmine loves displaying her creatively unique talents of make-up and costume designs. Jasmine is a former title holder of Miss Dreamgirls. You can catch Jasmine host her amazing drag brunch at 37th and Zen located locally in Norfolk VA.
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All Hallow Queenz: Lily Dolce

Lily Dolce of Smithfield VA. Lily loves to live on the edge and grace the stage with passion. Lily can be caught at 37th and Zen once a month for an amazing drag brunch.


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00pm - 11:45pm
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

12:00am

Apotheosis: Darkness, Dread, and Despair (18+)
Horror is a vastly different genre than Fantasy, and running campaigns with darker themes and more mature subject matter requires a subtle hand and great patience for building tension, as Player Characters do not naturally feel fear. Master Storyteller Jim Deeley will share insights from almost two decades running games in settings like the World of Darkness, and help you put the fear back into your players’ hearts. This panel is Adults Only because of the nature of its content.

Guests
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Jim Deeley

Jim Deeley is a freelance writer, aspiring game designer, veteran game master, and the founder and lead writer at Apotheosis Games & Publishing. A passionate fan of fantasy, science fiction, and history since his early boyhood days of playing in castle ruins all across England, Jim’s... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107

12:00am

WHAT IF ZELDA WAS A GIRL!?: The Legend of Gender Identity (18+)
When you were a kid, Link was a pixel. Was he a boy? Was she a girl? Were they the savior of Hyrule? Come join us as we break some pots and patriarchal norms while discussing how The Legend of Zelda’s iconic narrative style shaped the future of LGBTQ audiences by offering us not only a purposefully ambiguous protagonist, but other memorable characters that helped us find the pieces of the Triforce of Courage.

Panelists

Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

12:00am

Angels of Death (18+)

General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
Video 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 109

12:00am

Claymore (18+)
General Rules
  • There is to be absolutely no photography or video recording of any video programming. Failure to abide by this may result in the forfeiture of your badge and expulsion from the convention.
  • Please remember to pick up all trash and dispose of it in the proper receptacles.
  • Please be quiet and respectful of others. It would be appreciated if you had any cell phones on vibrate and would take any calls outside.

Sunday November 3, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
Video 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 104-105

12:30am

WHERE DA WAIFU WARS!? (18+)
Join @WHEREDAWAIFU on a crash course of the history of waifu and it’s evolution, then participate in a debate style format on who’s waifu is the best of them all!  18+

Prizes awarded to debaters who participate in WAIFU WARS, and attendees who provide subject matter material by bringing their waifus, whether it be in dakimura, bishoujo figurines, cosplay, or print format!


Sunday November 3, 2019 12:30am - 2:00am
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

12:30am

5 of the Worst Horror Games Created (13+)
Horror games are not hard to get wrong, this is well known by even the most casual player. However there are a number of games that are so incredibly bad in spite of all their effort that the fact they were released under the genre's guise itself could be considered scary. The only thing frightening about these games is the amount of money you may have to pay to play some of them! Come join for some insight into the dregs of the genre, and perhaps get a laugh or two out of it as well!

Panelists

Sunday November 3, 2019 12:30am - 2:00am
Panel 4 HRCC 1st Floor, Room 108

12:30am

ConLG Presents: Trivia Murder Party! (A Jackbox Panel) (13+)
Come join ConLG for a deadly night of Trivia Murder Party (By Jackbox Games)! Come Test your knowledge and see if you can make it to the end of the night alive! 

Panelists
PT

Peter Trant

Con LG, Con LG


Sunday November 3, 2019 12:30am - 2:00am
Workshop Room HRCC 1st Floor, Room 102-103

1:00am

Ani-Mixer: Drink like the Dead Edition (18+)
Nothing more relaxing than kicking back with some anime and a nice cold drink. But what to drink you ask?  Come and learn a few anime inspired cocktails and about the anime that inspired them.  This year’s batch will focus on undead or deceased inspiration in the true spirit (little drinking pun) of Meowloween! (Recommended 21+ due to the panel's content- no alcohol will be served)

Panelists

Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am - 2:00am
Panel 2 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms CD

1:00am

Cringyroll 3 The Live Action Version (18+)
For some odd reason when you tell people you're going to show cringy anime they show up. And for reasons unknown to me they showed up again to see the cringed filled sequel.  This time the cringe is back in live action format! Don't worry if you haven't seen the first two, just worry you might see this one!

Panelists

Sunday November 3, 2019 1:00am - 2:00am
Panel 3 HRCC 1st Floor, Rooms 106-107
 
Sunday, November 3
 

9:00am

Gettin Jiggy with Late 90s Anime
The 1990s, especially the late '90s, gave us some of the most recognizable and beloved anime of this generation. Join us as we head back 20 years to discuss some late '90s anime that we think is all that and a bag of chips! Reminisce with us or maybe learn about a title you never heard of! Either way, it's going to be tight!

Panelists
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Amanda Wells

HistoriKoi Cosplay


Sunday November 3, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Panel 1 HRCC 1st Floor, Conference Rooms AB

9:00am