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Anime: Anime is best known for the Japanese hand-drawn or computer stylization found in printed books called “manga” or in animation. The word is the abbreviated pronunciation of “animation” in Japanese, where this term references all animation without regards to the nation of origin.

Brony: A brony is defined as one who sincerely loves the show “My Little Pony”, and aren’t afraid to admit it. Bronies often challenge our perception of gender roles, which may be more fluid than previously thought.

Children’s: Designed as part of the programming hall, this designated area is where several educational and informational panels are offered to children 16 years of age and under in any respect, including the child’s intellectual/cognitive or social/emotional needs. Such panels and workshops include construction expression, drawing, coordination, cooperation, and peer socialization.

Comics: Our comic track varies from the differing comics and genres that exist. The primary focus of the comic track covers the education over the publication, stylization or story of comic art in the form of sequential juxtaposed panels that represent individual scenes, and the ins and outs of the industry.

Comicpalooza Film Fest: From independent films, to cult classic movies, to never before seen high budget films, our theatre plays host to many unique movies and shows rarely seen outside of a convention or movie screen. Be it sci-fi, horror, or nerdy comedy, our film festival is a sure fit for anyone who loves movies.

Cosplay: A staple at almost all conventions, cosplayers make up a large portion of our visitors. Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a beloved character from a movie, book, comic, or video game, across several genres and platforms, and even in challenging gender assigned roles in these platforms.

Doctor Who: Almost everyone knows about the Tardis, or a Dalek, or even the infamous scarf. But not everyone knows the love of a show like Whovians. The Doctor Who track based on the popular BBC television show that has had great influence, both in England and in America.

Education: presents the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction to enlighten and experience.

Entertainment: Events, performances, or activities designed to entertain guest, attendees, and visitors, and to provide amusement or enjoyment during their visit.

Fan Group: an organized group of admirers of a particular movie, television show, or video game that has a fandom or following.

Gaming: Gaming related panels and workshops led by industry professionals. If you’re looking for the game schedule, check here.

J-Fashion: J-Fashion, or “Lolita” fashion, is a subculture originating in Japan that is based on Victorian and Edwardian clothing, but the style has expanded greatly beyond Japan. Its inception has caught on greatly in Japan, and abroad, and has been featured in several fashion magazines, modeling runways, and even in popular Japanese media, such as Anime.

Live Art Auction: This annual live art auction features local guest artists who put their talents on show for all to see. Viewers can observe the art as it’s created, and place silent bids on completed works. Like any other gallery or art show, the night is accompanied by wine and music. Net proceeds raised from the auction go to our sponsored charity, Ronald MacDonald House Charities.

Literature: The literature track is comprised of published authors who educate attendees and other authors, on the many genres and stylizations of writing, and includes how to become a more accomplished author and how to get published.

Paranormal: Denotes phenomena such as telekinesis, clairvoyance, or supernatural events that are beyond the scope of normal scientific understanding.

Science Faction: Real scientific discoveries or inventions that are so hard to believe, they commonly mistaken for science fiction.

Science Fiction: Based on imagined future, scientific or technological advances, and major social or environmental changes, frequently portraying space or time travel and life on other planets.

Sports: The competitive world of sports, keeps to the old stories of good vs. evil, about how the reluctant hero would triumph in the face of adversity. The sports track plays host to sports like professional wrestling and roller derby, and also hosts many other uncommon sports, such as live quidditch matches and Dalek racing. Our sports arena is a sure interest for most anyone who comes to visit.

Steampunk: What is steampunk? That will be the timeless question on everyone’s minds. Though steampunk is thought to be the genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology, it is also inclusive in nature, and welcomes many forms and ideas. However, there are some whose interpretation may reveal a more sinister side to that story.