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Friday, May 3
 

7:00pm EDT

Anime Fantasy-Romance
Anime romance is in the air! Wait, there's magic too? Let's look at clips and explore some of the best shows in this genre, leaving lackluster "notice me sempai" far behind.

Program Participants
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →
avatar for Star Stramel

Star Stramel

I am an artist and an author who loves to research, it is my life! I am also an avid anime fan as well as a person who enjoys various fandoms. Currently, I am working on an epic tale of Fanfiction to take place within the world of Black Butler. So then, if you have ever wondered about... Read More →
avatar for Angela C. Spears

Angela C. Spears

Author, A. Carina Barry
I'm one of the Shinigami Kami. I know way too much about something most people probably aren't familiar with. If you want to talk about Shinigami/Grim Reapers, awesome.I write horror, romance, and fantasy. I also enjoy writing challenges and to that end am playing with fan-fiction... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
EMC V

8:00pm EDT

Anime Director Spotlight: Satoshi Kon
Kon wrote and directed four movies and a TV series before his tragic death. His highly-acclaimed work has been described as "gritty, intense, and at times even nightmarish," with themes of obsession and illusion vs reality. We'll check them out, discussing themes, styles, and what makes them worth watching, ending with an open discussion.

Program Participants
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
EMC V

10:00pm EDT

Super-Violent Anime that is Totally Worth Your Time (Trust Us!)
Anime can seem shockingly violent to people who think "cartoons" are for children, but anime is created for adults too. But what to watch? Our bloodthirsty fan crew will share their favorites, with an emphasis on gripping stories and intriguing themes.

Program Participants
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →
avatar for Cassy Sinke

Cassy Sinke

Penguicon 2019 Asst Chair, Penguicon 2018 ConChair, Panda trapped in a human body.


Friday May 3, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Charlevoix B
 
Saturday, May 4
 

12:00pm EDT

Supernatural Anime: The Creepy, the Scary, and the Fun
Japan has the widest and weirdest menagerie of supernatural beasties and ghosts, and they haunt the world of anime too! With influences from Shinto and Buddhism, folk tales, and urban legends, you're never quite sure what will happen next. We'll geek out on our picks of what's worth watching and why.

Program Participants
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →
avatar for Star Stramel

Star Stramel

I am an artist and an author who loves to research, it is my life! I am also an avid anime fan as well as a person who enjoys various fandoms. Currently, I am working on an epic tale of Fanfiction to take place within the world of Black Butler. So then, if you have ever wondered about... Read More →
avatar for Angela C. Spears

Angela C. Spears

Author, A. Carina Barry
I'm one of the Shinigami Kami. I know way too much about something most people probably aren't familiar with. If you want to talk about Shinigami/Grim Reapers, awesome.I write horror, romance, and fantasy. I also enjoy writing challenges and to that end am playing with fan-fiction... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
EMC IV

2:00pm EDT

Five-Minute Anime: Face-Off
Tiny anime jewels: these series are silly, senseless, bizarre, or creepy, with episodes only five minutes long! We'll show our favorites, and you'll pick Penguicon's Best for 2019!

Program Participants
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →
avatar for Star Stramel

Star Stramel

I am an artist and an author who loves to research, it is my life! I am also an avid anime fan as well as a person who enjoys various fandoms. Currently, I am working on an epic tale of Fanfiction to take place within the world of Black Butler. So then, if you have ever wondered about... Read More →
avatar for Angela C. Spears

Angela C. Spears

Author, A. Carina Barry
I'm one of the Shinigami Kami. I know way too much about something most people probably aren't familiar with. If you want to talk about Shinigami/Grim Reapers, awesome.I write horror, romance, and fantasy. I also enjoy writing challenges and to that end am playing with fan-fiction... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
EMC III

5:00pm EDT

Black Butler: History, Fantasy, and Fandom
Join us for a lively open discussion about Black Butler, Victorian England, and alternate histories and timelines, along with some fascinating insights into the characters, their backgrounds, and the inspirations that fueled Yana Toboso's vision. Learning, hilarity, and fanboy/fangirl squeeing may ensue.

Program Participants
avatar for Star Stramel

Star Stramel

I am an artist and an author who loves to research, it is my life! I am also an avid anime fan as well as a person who enjoys various fandoms. Currently, I am working on an epic tale of Fanfiction to take place within the world of Black Butler. So then, if you have ever wondered about... Read More →
avatar for Angela C. Spears

Angela C. Spears

Author, A. Carina Barry
I'm one of the Shinigami Kami. I know way too much about something most people probably aren't familiar with. If you want to talk about Shinigami/Grim Reapers, awesome.I write horror, romance, and fantasy. I also enjoy writing challenges and to that end am playing with fan-fiction... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
EMC IV

6:00pm EDT

Steven Universe Sing-A-Long - with Ukuleles!
All we wanna do, is see you turn into, a giant woman (A GIANT WOMAN!) - and sing along with us! Whether or not you have a ukulele, join us as we sing and play some of our favorite songs from this incredible show. Don't know how to play the ukulele? We can teach you basic chords! Come and share this jam with us!

Program Participants
avatar for Sam Letvin

Sam Letvin

Art Educator
I have been an art educator for 10 years. Talk to me about anything, because I love to learn, but I especially enjoy talking about art and music.
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Edward L. Platt

Researcher, Author, University of Michigan School of Information
I'm Ed. I create technology for communities and communities for technology. I'm also an artist, a hacker/maker, and a neuroscience fanboy. I'm currently a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information. I am the author of "Network Science in Python with Network... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Algonquin A

7:00pm EDT

Black Butler AMV Tea Party - Sign Up errata
Reapers work hard and party harder! Come join Ronald Knox, Abberline, Ankou D Undertaker, and William T. Spears as they light up the night as only grim reapers can! Sample a bevy of non-alcoholic drinks. Enjoy Japanese snacks and mingle as we watch videos, run a few games like the best Tsundere turn-away, and dance the night away. Space is limited, please sign up in advance near Ops!

Program Participants
avatar for Angela C. Spears

Angela C. Spears

Author, A. Carina Barry
I'm one of the Shinigami Kami. I know way too much about something most people probably aren't familiar with. If you want to talk about Shinigami/Grim Reapers, awesome.I write horror, romance, and fantasy. I also enjoy writing challenges and to that end am playing with fan-fiction... Read More →
avatar for Star Stramel

Star Stramel

I am an artist and an author who loves to research, it is my life! I am also an avid anime fan as well as a person who enjoys various fandoms. Currently, I am working on an epic tale of Fanfiction to take place within the world of Black Butler. So then, if you have ever wondered about... Read More →
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Food [317]
 
Sunday, May 5
 

1:00pm EDT

Lizzy's Garden Party - Sign Up Errata
The reapers of Black Butler cordially invite you to join us for an elegant midday tea. Come and learn about the finer points of the Victorian era, from the arts of etiquette and parasol dueling to the languages of fans and flowers. By the end, you will be able to charm most anyone! Limited seating, formal dress is welcome, please sign up in advance at Ops!

Program Participants
avatar for Angela C. Spears

Angela C. Spears

Author, A. Carina Barry
I'm one of the Shinigami Kami. I know way too much about something most people probably aren't familiar with. If you want to talk about Shinigami/Grim Reapers, awesome.I write horror, romance, and fantasy. I also enjoy writing challenges and to that end am playing with fan-fiction... Read More →
avatar for Star Stramel

Star Stramel

I am an artist and an author who loves to research, it is my life! I am also an avid anime fan as well as a person who enjoys various fandoms. Currently, I am working on an epic tale of Fanfiction to take place within the world of Black Butler. So then, if you have ever wondered about... Read More →
avatar for Paul Kemner

Paul Kemner

Paul's a bit older than Godzilla, watched the original broadcast ofthe Astro Boy series, and has been a fan of anime ever since. Whenhe's not writing and tuning SQL, he works on his 108 secret skills, studiesancient & modern polytheist religions, plays exotic instruments, andwrites... Read More →


Sunday May 5, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Food [317]