Sunday Schedule Highlights

We have some great things happening all weekend including a variety of panels ranging across the Pop-Culture realm, Celebrity Q&A's, live podcasts, Entertainment events, Special Attractions, Cosplay Contests, comedy shows, and so much more! Check out our App to get the latest and plan your day!

Sunday Schedule Highlights

The Hero’s Journey and How NOT to Use It - Emerald Stage - 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Writers know about the hero's journey, but do they know it wasn't meant for writing? Comic book historian and writer Kevin Garcia breaks down the monomyth, how it's applied to pop culture, and how it was never intended as a tool for writing! Creators new and old are welcome to join in a discussion about whether or not there should be a story circle!

Writing Critique Workshop - Room 350B - 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

A literary workshop for pre-registered aspiring writers who would like to hone their craft, strengthen their creative skills, and have a piece critiqued. Join instructors Dominick D'Aunno, C.D. Lewis, Holly Lyn Walrath, Ynes Freeman, and Leslie Archibald.

Otaku’s Anonymous Special Edition Live Podcast - Room 330 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

Come and watch the magic behind the second biggest anime podcast on earth as Danny and Nick chat about this current state of affairs in the anime and manga world.

The Champ Is Here: See John Cena - General Assembly - 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Your time is up, his time is now. Come listen to the Champ, John Cena, as he discusses life, wrestling, film and everything else under the sun. You don't want to miss this!

Camera, Culture, and Combat: Unveiling Filipino Martial Arts Legacy in Comics, Film, and TV - Blue Topaz Stage - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

This panel seeks to unveil the pivotal role that Filipino martial arts (FMA) (Arnis, Eskrima, Kalis) have contributed to the rich tapestry of action cinema, comics, TV, stories, and other IP (intellectual properties). This panel will bring together panelists from diverse backgrounds in martial arts, TV, film, LEO and military trainers, fight choreography, and social media.

Rapier Fencing - Grand Ballroom B - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Watch as skilled warriors clash blades in a breathtaking display of precision and finesse. Our live rapier fighting demonstration will transport you to a time when chivalry and skill ruled the battlefield.

Story Time Shenanigans: Kid-Powered Stories with Nicky Drayden - Kidtopia Presented by Kroger (1st Floor, Hall D) - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

Join acclaimed children's book author Nicky Drayden for a magical journey into the world of ad-lib storytelling! In this interactive panel, kids become co-creators as they help Nicky fill in the blanks of a whimsical story.

Meet the Forgers: An Undercover Conversation with the Cast of Spy X Family - Grand Ballroom C - 12:30 PM to 130 PM

Learn about all the ins and outs of the Forger family, from the Forgers themselves! Join Natalie van Sistine, Alex Organ, and Megan Shipman for wild night of intrigue and subterfuge.

Eureka Heights Beer Utopia: John Cena Trivia - Eureka Heights Beer Utopia - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Join your beer buds at Eureka Heights Beer Utopia for a John Cena themed trivia!

Full Steel Combat - Full Steel Combat (1st Floor, Hall A) - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM

The Knights of Full Steel Combat will compete for the title of tournament champion through a series of fights featuring team matches, individual duels, and an all-vs-all battle royale. The combat is real and not scripted or choreographed.

Cosplay Fitness: Training Tips in Costume - Gold Stage - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM

Discover the secrets of getting into and staying in shape while embracing your alter ego. Peel back the spandex curtain and discover the secrets of building formidable physiques beneath your cosplay attire. This panel will share insider tips on nutrition, training strategies, and mental preparation.

Alien Implants in Humans! - Blue Topaz Stage - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Derrel Sims has conducted 27 surgical interventions to remove objects from humans that should not have been there. These surgeries span from India to the United States. Derrel Will illustrate and then show actual photography of real, foreign objects removed from the remarkable surgeries.

Gosh! Celebrating 20 Years of Napoleon Dynamite - General Assembly - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Life in Idaho never seemed sweeter than through the adventures of Napoleon and Pedro. As the iconic film celebrates its 20th anniversary come learn all the secrets of the film, ligers, and more with Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez.

AMA with Jim Butcher - Room 350DE - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Join us for a lively discussion with Jim Butcher, the author of the "Dresden Files", "The Codex Alera", and a new steampunk series, "The Cinder Spires". His resume includes a laundry list of skills that were useful a couple of centuries ago, and he plays guitar quite badly.

The Fine Art of Devil Hunting: A Conversation with Reagan Murdock Grand Ballroom C - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Learn about hunting demons in the crazy world of Chainsaw Man with the voice of Aki Hayakawa!

Great Scott! Experience 1985 with the Cast of Back to the Future - General Assembly - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Get ready to relive 1985 in a curtain conversation with Back to the Future cast members Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd The intimate event will be followed by a special screening of the classic film that captured the hearts of many.