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Friday, January 6
 

3:00pm

Great AMVs: Theory and Techniques
Speakers
avatar for Scott Melzer

Scott Melzer

Special Guest, NoN.D.E. Fanfilms
I am an anime fan parody director, having made "This Is Otakudom", "S.T.E.A.M.: The Movie" and "Fanboy Soze" for NoN.D.E. Fanfilms. A long-time LARPer, I am currently working on the film, "Live, Love, LARP" for Kawaii Films.


Friday January 6, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
IC, Video 3 Room 405 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:00pm

Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

Pre-registration can check in quickly.  Tickets are available on line at http://kotoricon2012.eventbrite.com/ Remaining tickets sold at the door for $37 cash only.

If you have a Saturday Only ticket but decide to come to the Friday Night Show you can pay the additional $7 cash at the door.



Friday January 6, 2012 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Pitman High School, Registration 225 Linden Ave., Pitman NJ 08071

6:30pm

V.I.P. Opening Night Show
Limited Capacity seats available

Held 2 miles south of GCC at Pitman High School Auditorium at 225 Linden Ave., Pitman NJ 08071
You are guaranteed to see fantastic KotoriCon guests perform by coming to our V.I.P. Opening Night Show on Friday evening. You can register, get your program, and have some great entertainment without worrying about the room being filled.

Johnny Yong Bosch will be there performing with his band EyeShine. Anime fans know Johnny's voice as Ichigo in Bleach, Lelouch in Code Geass, Claus in Last Exile, Vash the Stampede in TriGun, and hundreds of other roles. Power Rangers fans know Johnny as Adam Park and the Green Ranger and the Black Ranger.

This show is hosted by Catherine Maiorino from Underbelly, a web show that reviews all things of interest to geeks. Otaku comedian Uncle Yo will be coming in from New York City, and the talents of +2 Comedy will make you laugh. In addition, singers, dancers, the band Mesquite Honey and more performers will be on hand to make this a night to remember!

Only Kotoricon V.I.P. Tickets include this great Opening Night Show. There are discounts for
groups and Early Bird rates. Click HERE for Tickets.

If you have a Saturday Only ticket but decide to come to the Friday Night Show you can pay the additional $7 cash at the door.

NEW LOCATION! This event is being held at the Pitman High School Auditorium (225 Linden
Ave., Pitman NJ 08071) to make sure there is a seat for everyone. This location is only 3 miles
south of Gloucester County College in the small community of Pitman. Click HERE for
directions to our V.I.P. Opening Night Show.

 


Speakers
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Johnny is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!
JM

Jamie McGonnigal

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Jamie is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!
SZ

Stuart Zagnit

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Stuart is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!

Exhibitors
E

Eyeshine

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if the band is signing autographs and will pose for a picture! They will also have some merchandise available.



Friday January 6, 2012 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Pitman High School, Auditorium 225 Linden Ave., Pitman NJ 08071
 
Saturday, January 7
 

9:30am

Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

Pre-registration can check in quickly.  Tickets are available on line at http://kotoricon2012.eventbrite.com/ Remaining Saturday tickets sold at the door for $30 cash only.

Registration will move into Con-ops (IC 420) around 3 PM.



Saturday January 7, 2012 9:30am - 8:00pm
IC, Registration Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

9:30am

Hospitality Suite/Con Ops
Limited Capacity seats available

Need some help?  Have a question?  Our volunteers are wearing black KotoriCon shirts and red badges so stop and ask.

 You can also come to our ConOperations located in the Hospitality Suite in the Instructional Center.  Sit down, have a cup of green tea or commoner's coffee as we help you repair your costume.  This is a great place to designate for finding LOST CHILDREN, lost props, and lost souls.


Saturday January 7, 2012 9:30am - 8:30pm
IC, Hospitality Suite/Con-Ops Room 420 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

10:00am

Lucky Star (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/lucky-star

A quirky, funny, slice of life anime.

Though Konata Izumi, a high school girl, is extremely athletic, she refuses to join any of the school’s sports teams. And though she is quite bright, her grades remain low. Her laziness at school is because she's a hardcore game/anime lover, and is not interested in anything else. For the students of her High School, time passes at a very drowsy pace. Konata’s female friends - Kagami Hiiragi, an honor student; Kagami’s twin sister Tsukasa, a great chef; Miyuki Takara, a well-born rich girl; and Akira Kogami, cheerful and energetic - continually get involved with Konata’s life.



Saturday January 7, 2012 10:00am - 11:00am
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

10:00am

K-20: the fiend with twenty face (live action, subtitled)
Limited Capacity seats available

It is 1949 in Japan, in a world where World War II never happened and the nobility system established in the Meiji Era is still in place. An extreme divide exists between the upper and lower classes, with 90 percent of the country’s wealth being held by the upper class. The capital of Teito is in crisis with the emergence of a phantom thief known as “The Fiend (Kaijin) with Twenty Faces” or simply “K-20.”

Live Action film in Japanese with English Subtitles

http://www.newpeopleent.com/films/k-20-the-fiend-with-twenty-faces/

 


Saturday January 7, 2012 10:00am - 12:30pm
IC, Video 3 Room 405 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

10:00am

Dealers Room
Limited Capacity seats available

A nice variety of dealers and food vendors are joining KotoriCon is the cafeteria this year.   Please support them and find that great item to add to your collection.  Most of the Dealers also contributed items to our charity auction or for contest prizes so please show them that you appreciate their generosity.



Saturday January 7, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
College Center, Cafeteria College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

10:00am

Artists Alley
Limited Capacity seats available

We have many great artists and crafters joining us this year.  Please support them and get that one of a kind item to help you remember KotoriCon.  Most of the Artists also contributed items to our charity auction or for contest prizes so show them that you appreciate their generosity.


Saturday January 7, 2012 10:00am - 6:15pm
College Center, Lobby College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

10:00am

Video Game Room Open Play
Limited Capacity seats available

Causal gamers will enjoy the open play in our Game Room. We have a variety of platforms and games.  Some consoles will be used for tournaments scheduled throughout the day.
Rules:  Be nice and show good sportsmanship.  If someone is waiting to play and you did not win the last game, offer your seat to the next person.  KotoriCon is family friendly so anyone using inappropriate language or exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave.



Saturday January 7, 2012 10:00am - 8:30pm
IC, Video Game Room 427 College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

10:15am

KyoDaiko Drummers Open KotoriCon
Limited Capacity seats available

"KyoDaiko's Philly-based taiko drummers will rock the room with their heart-pounding, wall-shaking Japanese rhythms! And who knows, they might get YOU in the act, too!"


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

10:30am

Seating in Panel 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday January 7, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

10:30am

Photobooth

Our KotoriCon photographer Dave Coates will be taking professional quality photos of you in your cosplay or posing with guests at our Photobooth.  The small fee you pay will be donated to our charities and you will have a wonderful keepsake!


Speakers
DC

Dave Coates

Dave Coates is a photographer based in Wenonah New Jersey. He specializes in events and teaches photography at Gloucester County College.



Saturday January 7, 2012 10:30am - 4:00pm
College Center, Lobby College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

11:00am

Promise
Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 11:45am
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:00am

Making your anime at home
Limited Capacity seats available

Webcomic creator and animator Mayshing will present the process of making an anime at home on personal computer. Basic steps on how it's done from concept to finish.


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:00am

Power Rangers Panel with Johnny Yong Bosch
Limited Capacity seats available

 Johnny is best known for his role  in the hit showMighty Morphin Power Rangers.  He got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger. When cast a Power Ranger he could do his own stunts.  Johnny clearly cannot sit still because he will will also be performing with the band EyeShine at KotoriCon. He sings, he acts and he does martial arts; everything we expect from an anime star!

 


Speakers
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Johnny is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!



Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:00am

The Whovians Present: The Doctor

Our top-class Whovians will be jumping out of the TARDIS and into KotoriCon to discuss their favorite moments from "Doctor Who" with the audience.


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
IC, Workshop 1 Room 443 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:00am

Beelzebub (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/beelzebub

Oga Tatsumi is a first year student in Ishiyama High, a notorious school for delinquents. One day while taking a nap by the river he sees a man floating by, and the man suddenly splits in half to reveal a baby boy inside! This boy is the son of the Demon King and Oga has been chosen as the one to raise him, together with the baby's demon maid Hilda! With his close friend Furuichi and a bunch of other characters joining in on the fun, Oga must raise baby Beel while preventing the world from being destroyed!


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:00am

Pokemon DS tournament for ages 12 and under
Limited Capacity seats available

◒Pokémon DS tournament 2k12◒Welcome Trainers to the 2nd annual Kotoricon league! Its time to test your skills and see if you have what it takes to be a champion! Connect with other people through your Pokémon Black and Pokémon White versions to see who will come out on top! We have 3 specialty leagues designed to cater to each trainers level of capability! For our Junior Trainers from ages 12 and under, we have our Junior League! 
To sign up, there are a few simple things you need to do depending on what category you are in, but one rule stands firm. NO LEGENDARY POKÉMON. You may register to enter the tournament at any time up until 20 minutes before it begins. Once your team is submitted, there may be no changes during competition. 
For Junior League, please write your name (either as it appears on your “Trainer Card” or your real name) and what pokémon you will be using. 



Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:30pm
IC, Table Top Game Room 441 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:00am

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

You can sign up for any or all tournaments in the morning at no cost.  There are prizes!
Rules:  Be nice and show good sportsmanship. Running down the clock by avoiding your opponent is not a fun game.KotoriCon is family friendly so anyone using inappropriate language or exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave.


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
IC, Video Game Room 427 College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

11:00am

Ping Pong (subtitled, live action)
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the bestselling comic. Table Tennis to the extreme!
Best friends Peco and Smile have been playing ping pong since they were little kids. While the unique and brazen Peco plays to win and loves the sport, the quiet and introverted Smile thinks of it as just a way to kill time with friends, but plays only because he looks up to Peco as his hero. And though Smile is the more talented player, he frequently and intentionally loses to Peco out of a misguided sense of friendship.
However, after Peco is badly beaten by his old pal Demon in an important inter-high school tournament and quits the game, Smile becomes the newest celebrity of ping pong. Smile begins training for the next championship, waiting for the return of his hero, whom he is destined to meet in one last match.
Based on a manga by Taiyo MatsumotoLive Action in Japanese with English Subtitleshttp://www.newpeopleent.com/films/ping-pong/


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:00am - 1:00pm
College Center, Video 1, MiniCenter College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

11:30am

Lightsabers and Martial Arts!
Limited Capacity seats available

Mr. Mark Schiffman started his martial arts training, like so many of us, with Judo at the local “Y” in 1972. After finding that Judo did not meet the need for self-defense, he moved on to join a local “American Karate Studios”, and attained the rank of Black Belt in 1983. Mr. Schiffman opened his studio, AMERICAN KARATE SYSTEM in 1987.

Mr. Schiffman has also trained with local police, and the US Marshals. He has done speaking engagements, and demonstrations for Women's groups, the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Public and Private Schools, Gun Shows, Parades, National Sporting events, etc.

Mr. Schiffman lives in New Jersey where he is now teaching full time. 
When not teaching, he attends as many training camps and Seminars as his time allows. Personal Quote: ‘Live each day as if it were your last, it might be, and you will have a greater appreciation of all that is around you”. .Teaching Philosophy: "Lead by Example, and be Accountable for Your Actions". 

 


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 11:30am - 12:00am
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:30am

Cosplay 101
Limited Capacity seats available

What’s cosplay? Wondering how you can get started in the hobby? From buying to sewing, come discuss the basics of the hobby, common terms, and resources. Learn about the different activities you can participate in at conventions. Got questions? Experienced cosplayers will be there to answer.


Speakers
avatar for Darlene Wilson

Darlene Wilson

Panelist
It's all about cosplay, crafting, kitties, and motorcycles! ;)


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:30am - 12:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

11:45am

Gavin Goszka
Limited Capacity seats available

Formally trained in both piano and voice, Gavin Goszka may be best known as one half of the internationally-renowned gothic horror soundtrack outfit Midnight Syndicate. He discovered anime music mainly through internet radio and quickly became hooked, learning many of his favorite songs by ear and gradually picking up the Japanese language along the way. Gavin has been playing, writing and/or recording music since he was seven, and has been doing solo acoustic shows for the past 10 years. His latest project is an all-original English-language CD featuring vocaloid Megurine Luka


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:00pm

PA Jedi
Limited Capacity seats available

This is a Philadelphia based Light Saber enthusiast group.

The PA Jedi are a community of people and teachers who share practical Martial Arts as well as Western based and Stage Combat oriented Light Saber techniques. With the exciting option of creating your own character, PA Jedi get to be the Hero or Baddie!

Although not strictly anime, we are extremely excited that they are joining us.  Perhaps they will recruit some new Padawan’s.

 


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:00pm

Beginner Polymer Clay
Limited Capacity seats available

Always wanted to make clay charms or sculptures? Learn the basics of working with polymer clay, the differences between available brands and types, and essential tools needed for your own clay crafting. View a variety of finished projects and learn the steps and materials needed to make them.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:00pm

Gintama (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/gintama

In the early 17th century, Japan adopted strict isolation policies and severed almost all ties with foreign countries. In 1853, the US fleet commanded by Admiral Perry forced the doors open, leading to a modernization of the nation's sociopolitical systems and the eventual fall of the Shogunate. The samurai regime ended its life with the imperial restoration in 1868. That's what history tells, but in Gintama, that's not what happens. Instead of the US fleet, the country is stormed by spaceships coming from four corners of the universe and soon we see it occupied by extraterrestrials. The Shogunate has become a puppet of alien occupation armies. All samurais have been disarmed and reduced to temp workers with no skills who just try to make ends meet. Gintama is a story of a handyman named Gintoki, a samurai with no respect for rules set by the invaders, who's ready to take any job to survive. He and his gang, however, are also among the very few who have not forgotten the morale of a swordsman. Wherever they go, all they do is to create troubles. Troubles that they of course try to solve, but in reality...


Saturday January 7, 2012 12:00pm - 1:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:00pm

Pokeholics Anonymous presented by Underbelly
Limited Capacity seats available

My name is ________ and I am a Pokéholic!!  Prepare for trouble (and make it double) as the web-show Underbelly puts on its Pokéholics Anonymous panel.  They'll be showing well made video skits about the Pokémon world, having a Pokémon  cosplay contest, Pokémon Q&A, a trivia contest with prizes, and showing a 'never-before-seen' episode of Pokemon where all the characters die! 


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:00pm

Japanese Children's Games
Limited Capacity seats available

Play everything from Fruits Basket to The Doll Fell Down (Japanese red light, green light)! Have fun and learn games to play at your next Otaku meeting!


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 12:00pm - 1:30pm
IC, Workshop 1 Room 443 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:30pm

Sneko
Limited Capacity seats available

Sneko is an 18-year old NYC-based J-pop and J-rock cover artist that entertains her audience with a variety of popular songs and dances from VOCALOID, anime, and video-games. She started out on youtube at the young age of 12 and has since then expanded to doing live performances in the tri-state area. Best known for her entertaining personality, mature singing voice unique to the J-pop scene, and her hyperactivity on stage, Sneko is one performer you do NOT want to miss!

 

In the past she has performed at events such as New York Anime Festival, Springfest, Castle Point Anime Convention, Sakura Matsuri, as well as last year's Kotoricon!

 


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:30pm

What Is LARP?
Limited Capacity seats available

What Is LARP? Learn about live action role playing. Discover the different types of LARP, learn what you need to get started, and decide what type of LARP is best for you.


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 12:30pm - 1:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:30pm

Tanto Cuore Maid Game
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction and explanation of the card game Tanto Cuore.  This game is a dominion sort of game, where you use love as currency to employ maids and win with maid cards. Finally, your chance to own maids has come! So join us as we go on an exciting adventure into the cute world of Tanto Cuore.


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 12:30pm - 2:00pm
IC, Table Top Game Room 441 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

12:30pm

Battle League Horumo (Live Action, Subtitled)
Limited Capacity seats available

After failing the entrance exam and enduring 2 years of cram school, Akira Abe (Takayuki Yamada) finally gets accepted to the prestigious Kyoto University. One day on his way home with a friend, they meet a senior who invites them to a welcome party hosted by his club “Azure Dragon.” With nothing to lose, they decide to go for the free food, and there, Abe meets Kyoko Sawara, the girl with the perfect nose, and falls head over heels for her. Abe drags his friend Takamura to join the club with him in hopes that he can get closer to the girl of his dreams.
At first, the club appears to be an ordinary social club but the new members soon find out about the 1000 year-old tradition upheld by the four universities of Kyoto and the “Horumo” battle. The battle is fought between 10 players from each team with the players manipulating an army of 100 spirits (referred to as Oni) to fight the opponent. The members go through a rigorous training achieving the fluency of the Oni language as well as the indefinable gestures required to go along with it. Let the battles begin!
Live Action in Japanese with English subtitles

http://www.newpeopleent.com/films/battle-league-horumo/


Saturday January 7, 2012 12:30pm - 3:00pm
IC, Video 3 Room 405 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:00pm

Cosplay Photography 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the basics of photography with an emphasis on cosplay.

I'd be teaching basic elements of composition and lighting, posing, post-processing, and ensuring quality printing and photo book options. I'd also be going over what to look for in a point-and-shoot camera for casual photography, and the benefits of DSLRs. I'd also briefly discuss ISO, aperture, and depth of focus.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:00pm

Capoeira
Limited Capacity seats available

Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, sports, and music. It was created in Brazil mainly by descendants of African slaves with Brazilian native influences, probably beginning in the 16th century. It is known by quick and complex moves, using mainly power kicks and quick leg sweeps, with some ground and aerial acrobatics, knee strikes, take-downs, elbow strikes, punches and headbutts.



Saturday January 7, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:00pm

Code Geass (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/code-geass-lelouch-of-the-rebellion

After the invasion of Japan by the Brittannian Empire, the country is renamed to "Area 11". The young Lelouch, a Brittannian student living in Japan, accidentally gets caught up in a local terrorist attack against Brittannia, reuniting with his childhood friend Suzaku as well as meeting the mysterious girl C.C. Cornered in a life and death situation, Lelouch accepts a power C.C. offers to him, the ability to order anyone to do anything. Harboring a thirst for revenge against the Brittanian Empire for their actions against his family, Lelouch wages war against the Empire. Using his newfound power and tactical ability, Lelouch goes under the alias Zero in attempts to fulfill his childhood vow, to destroy Brittannia!



Saturday January 7, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:15pm

Eyeshine Acoustic Concert and Q & A Panel
Speakers
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Johnny is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!



Saturday January 7, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:30pm

Jamie McGonnigal
Limited Capacity seats available

Jamie McGonnigal is well known for his voice-acting roles on Viva Pinata!, WB’s Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh! and 4Kids/The Cartoon Network’s One Piece, F-Zero and Kirby. Other voice over roles include anime titles and video games including the lead roleof Johnny Garland in The New World for PS2.

Jamie is also a founding producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. His work as a producer and director includes his World AIDS Day concert productions of Pippin, Children of Eden and The Secret Garden. As an actor, he has appeared on stages regionally and in NYC in a number of roles. 

Jamie’s drive to the make the world a better place can be found in his blog onhttp://talkaboutequality.wordpress.com/writers/.

 


Speakers
JM

Jamie McGonnigal

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Jamie is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!



Saturday January 7, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:30pm

Touhou Do You Know
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your camera, hide your spell cards, and hold onto your hats during this fun-filled inside look to Japans #1 Doujin game series Touhou and their crazy fanbase! Explore the world of Gensokyo, the yokai that inhabit it, and the rather silly adventures they find themselves in. Just dont forget to take it easy.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 1:30pm - 2:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

1:30pm

AMV Contest Finalists
Limited Capacity seats available

Anime Music Videos (AMVs) are created by fans by combining songs with anime footage to make a new story.  Exciting, fun, heartwarming, they cross a genres.  A fan favorite, this event is run on YouTube and the finalists are shown at KotoriCon.  This year we have three categories...

1. ACTION (storyline action, fight scenes)
2. DRAMA // ROMANCE
4. COMEDY // UPBEAT

Go to http://youtu.be/jep-tSWJ3t0 for complete rules.



Saturday January 7, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
College Center, Video 1, MiniCenter College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

1:30pm

How To Make A Boffer Weapon
Limited Capacity seats available

How To Make A Boffer Weapon will cover the creation of a boffer weapon including materials required to make a weapon, where to purchase materials, and how to assemble the weapon. Boffer weapons can be used as costuming accessories or for combat in LARP (live action role play).


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm
IC, Workshop 1 Room 443 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:00pm

DJ Kurono & ElderBerry
Limited Capacity seats available

Elderberry has been singing covers of anime & J-Pop music & posting them online for over 6 years. She made her small debut at Reni's Maid Show in January 2010 as the "Bittersweet Cosplay Singer" (a title meant to reflect her love of singing practically anything from aggressive rock to sugar-coated Akiba-Pop). Elderberry has performed at CPAC, Inochicon and Otakon, and is excited to be returning for her second year at Kotoricon.  
Kurono began his musical journey in 2009 working with digital DJ software using his own creation of live audio mixes using the Japanese underground genre of J-Core (Japanese Hardcore). He is in collaboration with Elderberry to perform a mix of video game music, exit trance, and anime songs.




Saturday January 7, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:00pm

Ninja Weapons of Death with Samurai Dan and Jillian
Limited Capacity seats available

The non-traditional weapons of feudal Japan are examined with historical references and terminology, along with the actual uses of the various weapons.
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history. 
With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small. 



Saturday January 7, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:00pm

Bleach (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/bleach


BLEACH follows the story of Ichigo Kurosaki. For as long as he can remember, Ichigo Kurosaki has been able to see ghosts. But when he meets Rukia, a Soul Reaper who battles evil spirits known as Hollows, he finds his life is changed forever. Now, with a newfound wealth of spiritual energy, Ichigo discovers his true calling: to protect the living and the dead from evil. And when he vows to defend Rukia from the ruthless justice of the Soul Society, he and his friends must cross over and do battle in the spirit world...

The Bleach animated series is based upon the Japanese comic written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach animated series centers around a 15 year old teenager, Ichigo Kurosaki. Ichigo Kurosaki has an amazing ability to see ghosts. His mother has died and he lives with his father, along with two younger sisters. His father is a doctor and runs a clinic. Seeing ghosts was ordinary for Ichigo, but when he encounters a Soul reaper, Rukia Kuchiki, his life takes a deep turn. It turns out that Rukia was trying to save Ichigo from an evil ghost known as a Hollow. In the ensuing battle, Rukia gets badly injured and has no choice but to transfer her powers to Ichigo. Unfortunately, Ichigo consumes most of Rukia's powers and becomes a Soul reaper and thwarts the hollow. Next day, Ichigo sees that the former Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki has enrolled in Ichigo's school in a gigai form /temporary form. In the upcoming episodes, we see that not only Ichigo has amazing powers but also his friends including Orihime Inoue, Chad Yasutora and the last survivor of the Quincy clan, Uryu Ishida.


Saturday January 7, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:00pm

Magic Card Game
Limited Capacity seats available

Saturday January 7, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
IC, Table Top Game Room 441 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:15pm

Charity Auction, Lead by Eoin Kinnarney and Uncle Yo
Limited Capacity seats available

The biggest and best event at KotoriCon is our charity auction.  Generous donations form artists, dealers, video distributors and more are auctioned off to the highest bidder under the lead of our auctioneer Eoin Kinnarney and the color commentary of Uncle Yo.  Our KotoriCon fans are generous and you may get that rare item you were looking for.  In addition some random prizes are awarded to attendees.

Charities supported will include Direct Relief International and Mothers Matter.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:30pm

Power Rangers Self Defense with Sensei Sickles
Limited Capacity seats available

Sensei Sickles of Okinawa Kenpo Karate Academy will be demonstrating how to defend yourself like a Power Ranger.  Audience Participation will be required!


Saturday January 7, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:30pm

Bill Rogers
Limited Capacity seats available

Bill Rogers is an NY based voice actor best known for his work in Gravitation (Touma Seguchi), Boogiepop Phantom (Yamamoto), Genshiken (Tanaka Souichiro), Shingu (Kanata Mouken) and more recently in The Third (Kevin). He can also be heard on Saturday morningsas the voice of Brock in Pokemon.
Since his debut in Assemble Insert back in 2001, Bill has been providing voices to some of your favorite characters in shows such as KO Beast, His and Her Circumstances, Joe vs. Joe, Madara, Gokudo, Comic Party and To Heart.
Outside of the anime field, Bill has worked on the children's show Tarchin and Friends, and the series of Universal Safety Squad educational films. In the world of video games, Bill has lent his voice to the X-Box game Bullet Witch, Super Smash Bros. Brawl and the m&m's series of games on the Wii console.

He can also be seen on camera in many productions by Outworld Entertainment, and on many theater stages around his home state of New Jersey.

 


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:30pm

Making your nerd job a reality with +2 Comedy
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you have a web comic? A podcast? A blog? Are you an artist? Game designer? Writer? Do you have a nerdy passion, that you want to make a reality? Well then sit down with +2 Comedy and they will tell you how to make that a reality.


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

2:45pm

Smash Bros. Brawl Tournaments
Limited Capacity seats available

You can sign up for any or all tournaments in the morning at no cost.  There are prizes!
Rules:

no items
basic stages
3 stock 4 minutes
single elim.

 Be nice and show good sportsmanship. Running down the clock by avoiding your opponent is not a fun game.KotoriCon is family friendly so anyone using inappropriate language or exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave.



Saturday January 7, 2012 2:45pm - 5:00pm
IC, Video Game Room 427 College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

3:00pm

ichiP!
Limited Capacity seats available

A three-girl dance group from the New York City area, Ichigo Pantsu , or IchiP! for short, are happy to be performing at KotoriCon this year!  When the girls were brought together through a love of anime and dancing, behold:  an "Anime Dansu" group was born!  Together they learn existing Anime and Japanese dances as well as choreograph a few of their own. 


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:00pm

Ninja Nonsense
Limited Capacity seats available

http://ninja-nonsense.rightstuf.com

There are many things that can attract you to a show: the artwork, characters’ likeability, the overall storyline, the pacing of the show… but when it came to Ninja Nonsense, the appeal was definitely in its relentless (and usually psychotic) comedy. Ninjas, unending parodies, toilet humor, the clever puns, even the not-so-clever puns… it definitely struck a chord with us… a very twisted chord.
Ninja Nonsense follows the story of Shinobu, a cute, enthusiastic and ditzy ninja trainee who invades the life of every-day average school-girl Kaede. Poor Kaede’s life is thrown into chaos the night that Shinobu attempts to break into her home and steal her panties (of all things) because it was her ninja school assignment for the night… and that’s just the beginning!


Saturday January 7, 2012 3:00pm - 4:00pm
College Center, Video 1, MiniCenter College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

3:00pm

How to make Paper Cranes

demonstration and explanation of easy to remember steps to make an origami crane.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 3:00pm - 4:30pm
IC, Workshop 1 Room 443 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:00pm

Great AMVs: Theory and Techniques with Scott Melzer
Limited Capacity seats available

Anime Music Videos are short films, created from existing anime footage and existing music, but the best become something more than the sum of their parts.  Guest Scott Melzer from NoN.D.E. Fanfilms will cover tips and techniques, focusing on storytelling, narrative flow, and keeping the audience in mind.  See several examples of AMVs that truly excel at building emotion, telling a new story, and accomplishing the unexpected.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Melzer

Scott Melzer

Special Guest, NoN.D.E. Fanfilms
I am an anime fan parody director, having made "This Is Otakudom", "S.T.E.A.M.: The Movie" and "Fanboy Soze" for NoN.D.E. Fanfilms. A long-time LARPer, I am currently working on the film, "Live, Love, LARP" for Kawaii Films.



Saturday January 7, 2012 3:00pm - 5:00pm
IC, Video 3 Room 405 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:15pm

DJ Kurono & ElderBerry
Limited Capacity seats available

Elderberry has been singing covers of anime & J-Pop music & posting them online for over 6 years. She made her small debut at Reni's Maid Show in January 2010 as the "Bittersweet Cosplay Singer" (a title meant to reflect her love of singing practically anything from aggressive rock to sugar-coated Akiba-Pop). Elderberry has performed at CPAC, Inochicon and Otakon, and is excited to be returning for her second year at Kotoricon.  
Kurono began his musical journey in 2009 working with digital DJ software using his own creation of live audio mixes using the Japanese underground genre of J-Core (Japanese Hardcore). He is in collaboration with Elderberry to perform a mix of video game music, exit trance, and anime songs.

 




Saturday January 7, 2012 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:30pm

Ninja vs Jedi
Limited Capacity seats available

Forget those pirates- its the elegance and skill of a battle between Jedi and ninja that will be worth watching and remembering.  First seen at KotoriCon 2011, we are hoping to see the ninja victorious this year since kotori has been in training all year.


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:30pm

Abuse the Author
Limited Capacity seats available

With more than 70 books to his credit, as well as thousands of other published pieces, author CJ Henderson offers himself up to all comers and all questions. How do you create characters? Should I self-publish? Do I need an agent? How long does it take you to write a novel? No matter what you want to know about writing, editing, world-building, dialogue,  POV, et cetera, CJ will answer any and all questions. Those who want to get published, need help organizing their work habits, or who just want to know more about how an author spends their day are all invited to bring their questions and join in with the fun. 


Speakers
CH

CJ Henderson

Author CJ Henderson is the creator of the Piers Knight supernatural investigator series, the Teddy London occult detective series and many more. He has written some 70 books and/or novels, including such diverse titles as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies, Black Sabbath... Read More →


Saturday January 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:30pm

Beginners Guide To Cosplay

Always wanted to get into cosplay but had no idea where to start? I have all the tips and tricks you'll need to get into this hobby. Starting from how to chose a character to cosplay as, to where to shop for wigs, and all the details to help you get into this wonderful hobby.


Saturday January 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:30pm

Michele Knotz
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have heard of Michele Knotz from Pokémon. Now in their 14th season, Michele returned as the voice of Team Rocket’s Jessie and several new Pokémon. She has voiced May, Nurse Joy, and lots of Pokémon including Piplup and Squirtle.  She was even Misty for the Pokémon 10th Anniversary Special.  She has voiced other anime and video game roles as well, including the Pokémon Trainer, Squirtle and various other Pokémon for Super Smash Bros. Brawl.   Michele doesn’t just work on anime and video games' she’s also a script adaptor for various dubbing projects and lends her voice to many other types of work.

 


Speakers
MK

Michele Knotz

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Michele is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!



Saturday January 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

3:30pm

Naruto Shippuden (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/naruto-shippuden

Naruto Uzumaki wants to be the best ninja in the land. He's done well so far, but with the looming danger posed by the mysterious Akatsuki organization, Naruto knows he must train harder than ever and leaves his village for intense exercises that will push him to his limits. Two and a half years later, Naruto returns to find that everyone’s been promoted up the ninja ranks—except him. Sakura’s a medic ninja, Gaara’s advanced to Kazekage, and Kakashi…well, he’s the same. But pride isn’t becoming of a ninja, especially when Naruto realizes that Sasuke never returned from his search for Orochimaru. Plus, the mysterious Akatsuki organization is still an ever-present danger. As Naruto finds out more about the Akatsuki’s goals, he realizes that nothing in his universe is as it seems. Naruto is finding that he’s older, but will he prove wiser or stronger?


Saturday January 7, 2012 3:30pm - 5:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:00pm

The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.tylor.com

Justy Ueki Tylor thought a career in the United Planets Space Force would give him an easy life: enlist, get a desk job, spend the rest of his life in quiet, boring comfort. No sooner does he take the qualifying exam than war breaks out with the Raalgon Empire, and circumstances quickly conspire to land this volunteer off the street in command of the cruiser "Soyokaze". Now Tylor faces two uphill battles—against the Raalgon fleet that wants to kill him, and against his own crew, who expect him to conform to some standard of military discipline. But as the war rages, Tylor's easy-going ways might have a better chance of converting his crew than vice-versa.



Saturday January 7, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
College Center, Video 1, MiniCenter College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

4:00pm

Ninja Sword Class with Samurai Dan and Jillian
Limited Capacity seats available

The cunning reverse-grip sword style of the ninja, featuring real cuts and moves for the ninja-otaku in all of us!
The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history. 
With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small. 




Saturday January 7, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:00pm

Pokemon DS Tournament ages 13 and up (Senior and Master)
Limited Capacity seats available

◒Pokémon DS tournament 2k12◒Welcome Trainers to the 2nd annual Kotoricon league! Its time to test your skills and see if you have what it takes to be a champion! Connect with other people through your Pokémon Black and Pokémon White versions to see who will come out on top! We have 3 specialty leagues designed to cater to each trainers level of capability! For our Senior Trainers from ages 13 to 16, we have our Senior League!And for our Master Trainers from ages 17 and up, we have our Master League!
To sign up, there are a few simple things you need to do depending on what category you are in, but one rule stands firm. NO LEGENDARY POKÉMON. You may register to enter the tournament at any time up until 20 minutes before it begins. Once your team is submitted, there may be no changes during competition. 
For Senior League, please write your name (either as it appears on your “Trainer Card” or your real name) and what pokémon you will be using as well as their move set. For Master League, please write your name (either as it appears on your “Trainer Card” or your real name) and what pokémon you will be using as well as their move sets and items used.


Saturday January 7, 2012 4:00pm - 5:30pm
IC, Table Top Game Room 441 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:15pm

Mesquite Honey
Limited Capacity seats available

This local band brings a fun show of classic rock, blues, funk, and surprises!



Saturday January 7, 2012 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:30pm

Angry Kotori competition
Limited Capacity seats available

You may be a virtual expert in Angry Birds, but at KotoriCon you test you skills on our real life set up.  Top score wins fame and glory.



Saturday January 7, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
IC, Live Action Competition Room 442 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:30pm

Ponies 101

You might think you've grown out of My Little Pony.  Maybe not yet.  Enter My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic; the equine sensation that's sweeping the nation!  If you don't understand this quirky little fandom, you just want to talk to some bronies, or you're just curious, this panel is for you.  We'll cover everything from Canterlot to Cupcakes and back again.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:30pm

The History of Anime OP/ED Themes with Cosplay Comedian Joe
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like Anime Openings and Closings? Then you'll love this panel! Come see the origins of the Opening theme, (and just who DID create the theme) how it progressed throughout history and where themes currently stand today.


Speakers
JH

Joseph Haughey

Staff, AMV
Joseph "Cosplay Joe" Haughey is a musician in the geek performing arts, specializing in songs related to science fiction and anime (Japanese animation). He also does panels ranging from Anime Music Videos and anime opening and closing themes to various sci-fi topics like Back to the... Read More →



Saturday January 7, 2012 4:30pm - 5:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:30pm

Johnny Yong Bosch Voice Acting Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

No matter what type of anime you watch, you have probably liked one of the characters voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch.  Whether its the irritable Ichigo saving us from hollows in Bleach, Lelouche defending Japan in Code Geass, or the antics of the Human Typhoon, Vash the Stampede in Trigun, Johnny's voice is familiar to all anime fans. Even with his success voicing over 50 anime series, and even more video games, Johnny is best known for his role  in the hit showMighty Morphin Power Rangers.    Johnny clearly cannot sit still because he will will also be performing with the band EyeShine at KotoriCon. He sings, he acts and he does martial arts; everything we expect from an anime star!


Speakers
JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Johnny is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!


Saturday January 7, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

4:30pm

How to Paint and Draw in Photoshop - Tips and Tricks\, Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn a few of the most common ways to draw and paint using the program Photoshop and a Graphic Tablet! I'll cover the process I use to make anime-style art, as well as some techniques on coloring your art in a realistic way.

- Learning to Sketch with a Graphic Tablet & Photoshop
- Anime/Comic Line-Art style & techniques
- Painting 'lineless' and 'lined' art in Photoshop
- How to get started on a small budget


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 4:30pm - 6:00pm
IC, Workshop 1 Room 443 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:00pm

+2 Comedy
Limited Capacity seats available

+2 Comedy is a nerd stand-up comedy group that are so funny you will
need a saving throw! (make rim-shot noise now) Their comedy has to do
with video games, comics and of course Anime. They will also be
answering your nerd questions so maybe we will figure out who is hotter,
Sailor Moon or Bulma. First 100 people get double EXP!



Saturday January 7, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:00pm

Durarara!! (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/durarara

“Durarara!!” the animated TV series is based on the hit novel “Durarara!!” by RYOHGO NARITA (“Baccano!”), a new breed author. This series has shocked readers and the light-novel industry with its unique characters and out-of-this-world story.

Ikebukuro, Tokyo, takes center stage, where various young people have gathered, each with their own expectations. A high school student who longs for an un-ordinary life, the strongest man in Ikebukuro, an information broker, an underground doctor, a stalker, a “headless” rider, and many others both cause and get caught up in trouble. 
This is a story with a tangle of super-extraordinary characters; one where no one can predict what will happen next! 

Two years after the series “Baccano!” that enfevered anime fans – its mighty creative team has re-united!
The creative staff behind “Baccano!” – TAKAHIRO OMORI (director), NOBORU TAKAGI (screenplay), TAKAHIRO KISHIDA (character design), MAKOTO YOSHIMORI (music), AKIRA ITOH (art), and brain’s base (animation production) – has re-united and created a totally unique and stylish production!
Enjoy this thrilling fantasy of warped adolescence!



Saturday January 7, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:00pm

Safe Boffer Weapon Fighting
Limited Capacity seats available

Safe Boffer Weapon Fighting will provide attendees with an overview of boffer weapons and their use in LARP (live action role play) fighting and as practice weapons for choreographed fighting. The emphasis of this class--safety and fun.


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 5:00pm - 6:00pm
College Center, Demo Area College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:00pm

The Dagger of Kamui (Subtitled)
Limited Capacity seats available

Revenge is a dish best served cold!
On the eve of the Meiji restoration, as a slumbering Japan awakens and turns its eyes westward, an innkeeper finds a baby named Jiro in a drifting boat; his only companion a glittering blade, the Dagger of Kamui. When Jiro is thirteen, his adoptive family is murdered and Jiro is blamed, only to be rescued by Tenkai, a priest, who trains him in the mysterious arts of the Ninja. Seeking revenge for the loss of his adoptive family, Jiro kills the mysterious one-armed Ninja who reportedly slew them. 
Years later, acting on a tip from Tenkai, Jiro tracks down his real mother, only to learn that Tenkai had tasked his father with finding a clue to the lost treasure of Captain Kidd. With the treasure in hand, the Shogun will be able to retain control, and Japan will once again isolate itself from the world. However, his father fell in love, abandoned the search, and had a child -- and for this failure, Tenkai exacted a terrible revenge! 
Now the chase begins, as Jiro, with only the Dagger of Kamui to help him, searches for the great treasure, a search that will take him all the way to the American Old West, with Tenkai's minions always close behind. 
If Jiro can find the treasure and return to Japan, then, perhaps, Jiro can exact his revenge, and thrust the Dagger of Kamui into Tenkai's black heart! 
In Japanese with English subtitles.http://www.animeigo.com/products/anime/dagger-kamui



Saturday January 7, 2012 5:00pm - 7:30pm
IC, Video 3 Room 405 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:30pm

Rock/Paper/ Scissors Competition
Limited Capacity seats available

What is amazing about RPS is that for a game of such complexity the rules are actually very simple. The game obviously becomes more nuanced as you dive further into, but if you want to get playing right away you only need know the following:

THE WORLD RPS SOCIETY - OFFICIAL ABRIDGED RULES OF PLAY

1.0 The Game is played where the players substitute the three elements of Rock, Paper and Scissors with representative hand signals.

2.0 These hand signals are delivered simultaniously by the players

3.0 The Outcome of play is determined by the following

  • Rock wins against Scissors,
  • Scissors wins against Paper
  • Paper wins against Rock 

That's it! You are now ready to play a few games and get the hang of it. 

 


Saturday January 7, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IC, Live Action Competition Room 442 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:30pm

Avylon - Game Design/ Community
Limited Capacity seats available

A Gamer community with a mind towards Video Game Design, Competition and General Discussion.


Saturday January 7, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:30pm

Paradise and Faries
Limited Capacity seats available

Local web reviewers Paradise and Faries present some of there best work. Their videos have been featured on both gametrailers.com and screwattack.com and include the popular Say Hello To(console) series. Expect Q&A, a console quiz, and maybe even a few surprises.


Saturday January 7, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:30pm

YuGiOh Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your deck and sit down for a while playimg a YuGiOh game.  Rounds are timed.



Saturday January 7, 2012 5:30pm - 7:00pm
IC, Table Top Game Room 441 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

5:45pm

Masquerade, hosted by Uncle Yo
Limited Capacity seats available

Musical performers, skits,dancers, great costumes... you never know what will be at a KotoriCon Masquerade but it will be fun, especially hosted by Uncle Yo!

If you want to perform, applications are due December 31 at http://kotoriconmasquerade.eventbrite.com/


Speakers


Saturday January 7, 2012 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:00pm

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

You can sign up for any or all tournaments in the morning at no cost.  There are prizes!Rules:  Be nice and show good sportsmanship. KotoriCon is family friendly so anyone using inappropriate language or exhibiting unacceptable behavior will be asked to leave.


Saturday January 7, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
IC, Video Game Room 427 College Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell NJ 08080

6:00pm

Stuart Zagnit
Limited Capacity seats available

You will remember the comfort of Ash getting advice from him as the voice of Professor Oak where Stuart Zagnit is credited as Stan Hart in the originalPokémon series. He recently worked with Underbelly to produce a public service announcement to avoid the long grass.  He also voiced roles in Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Slayers,  Twin Angels, Shaman King, and Baki the Grappler. Stuart Zagnit  has worked in all areas of acting including Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional, National Tours,television, films, commercials and voice-overs.


Speakers
SZ

Stuart Zagnit

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Stuart is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!


Saturday January 7, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:00pm

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/the-melancholy-of-haruhi-suzumiya

Not long after the entrance of the school, Suzumiya Haruhi introduced herself in a strange way.

“I’m not interested in ordinary people. If you came from outer space, or from the future, or you have a supernatural power, come to my place”

The classmates wondered whether she was serious or just kidding, but as our protagonist Kyon finds out, there was way more to this girl than anyone could ever imagine.


*Note: The episodes are numbered according to when they broadcasted. For the Chronological order, please refer to the link below. Enjoy! 



Saturday January 7, 2012 6:00pm - 7:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:00pm

Promise Sister's Karaoke Contest
Limited Capacity seats available

Do you like to sing? If so, come sing in the Promise Sister's Karaoke Contest! Bring your ipod or CD with music if you already have a song you would like to sing, or choose from the music we have available! Prizes will be awarded! 


Speakers

Saturday January 7, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm
IC, Workshop 1 Room 443 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:30pm

Final Fantasy 2.0 with Cosplay Comedian Joe

Are you a hardcore fan of the series? Are you just a casual player? Or are you just someone who’s curious about the series? Then this panel is for you! Come see how the series got started, learn about the people behind the series, how they changed video games as we know them, where the series is currently, and more!


Speakers
JH

Joseph Haughey

Staff, AMV
Joseph "Cosplay Joe" Haughey is a musician in the geek performing arts, specializing in songs related to science fiction and anime (Japanese animation). He also does panels ranging from Anime Music Videos and anime opening and closing themes to various sci-fi topics like Back to the... Read More →


Saturday January 7, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
IC, Panel 2 Room 403 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:30pm

LARP and Convention Costuming on a Budget

LARP and Convention Costuming on a Budget teaches panel attendees how to purchase and re-purpose clothing for convention attendance and live action role playing games. Panel emphasizes costume comfort and creativity.


Saturday January 7, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
IC, Panel 3, Room 407 Instructional Center Room 407, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

6:45pm

The AsterPlace
Limited Capacity seats available

New Generation+ Asian+ pop punk = The Asterplace 
NYC's Asian rock band The Asterplace is on the way to becoming a Worldwide band ! Heartful vocalist Kota Tsukimoto  sings in English and Japanese with narrative and energetic lyrics. Their 1st Full Album(11 song) " MOON" now on i-tunes. The Asterplace” is New Generation Asian Pop Punk band based in New York City, US. They sing in English, Chinese and Japanese, and perform worldwide from US to Eastern Asia.

The band was established summer 2005 in Shanghai China by Kota Tsukimoto and some members, when it was named ‘Everbreed’. They played many local promotion gigs and music festivals in China and became a one of famous band in Shanghai Indies's rock seen as a pioneer of melodic punk rock. in 2009, The band moved to NYC to spread their music worldwide.



Saturday January 7, 2012 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

7:00pm

Crash Course in Voice Acting: For Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Guest Scott Melzer from NoN.D.E. Fanfilms for in introduction to the crazy world of voice acting.  We'll cover acting for fan projects, voice "method" acting, tips for building voices and staying consistent, directing voice actors and creating voice sound effects.  Lots of audience participation!


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avatar for Scott Melzer

Scott Melzer

Special Guest, NoN.D.E. Fanfilms
I am an anime fan parody director, having made "This Is Otakudom", "S.T.E.A.M.: The Movie" and "Fanboy Soze" for NoN.D.E. Fanfilms. A long-time LARPer, I am currently working on the film, "Live, Love, LARP" for Kawaii Films.



Saturday January 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
IC, Panel 1, Room 430 Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

7:00pm

Blue Exorcist (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/blue-exorcist

Assiah, the realm of humans, and Gehenna, the realm of demons. Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the material world. But among the human race, there are those who can exorcise such demons - the Exorcists.


Saturday January 7, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

7:45pm

Uncle Yo
Limited Capacity seats available

Uncle Yo has toured many conventions to perform his unique stand-up comedy aimed exclusively at the geek community. He may be One Piece short of a Fullmetal Alchemist, but this Jedi intern promises to “Bebop your Cowboy so hard you’ll feel it in your joystick.” He moved to New York City from PA to pursue a career in writing and a bad habit of video games. He has since found his niche in the Big Apple, appearing wherever American Otaku (a.k.a. anime fans) gather to celebrate their love of Japanese culture.


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Saturday January 7, 2012 7:45pm - 8:30pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

8:00pm

Moribito (sub)
Limited Capacity seats available

http://www.crunchyroll.com/moribito

She carries the pain of eight souls. He carries the burden of one sacred spirit. At a time when the balance of nature still held the civilizations of mankind in thrall, a single drought could spell the end of a society and doom its inhabitants to piteous deaths. Prince Chagum has been imbued with the power to stave off the drought and bring new life to his empire. However, this is a suspicious time, and he is accused of possession by an evil spirit. Court advisors only see one solution. Chagum must be put to death by his own father's hand. His salvation is in the form of Balsa, a spear woman and mercenary from Kanbal, the kingdom across the mountains. Her skills are legendary, and although reluctant, she is held by a mysterious vow to save eight souls before she dies. Can she fend off an entire empire and make Chagum her eighth soul?



Saturday January 7, 2012 8:00pm - 9:00pm
IC, Video 2 Room 401. The CrunchyRoll Room! Instructional Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080

8:30pm

EyeShine Concert

Eyeshine first found success in 2006 with a unique blend of pop punk and post grunge called Edge Rock. The band gained an audience with its debut EP, "How About That" and their first full length album, "Red Stripes White Lights" but it was their sophomore effort, "My Paper Kingdom" that officially opened the flood gates in 2009. MPK featured their award winning song, ALONE, whose honest and simple lyrics united the band with its steadily growing fan base from all across the globe. The band has continued to self produced 2 more albums, "Tone Of Echoes" and "Afterglow" and are currently in the studio recording their 6th and 7th CDs.

Members include Johnny Yong Bosch (guitar and lead vocals), Maurice Salmin (drums, piano, vocals), Crystal Mesina (bass) and Ji Ho Lee (lead guitar).


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JY

Johnny Yong Bosch

Artists Alley, CC, Autograph Table. Stop by to see if Johnny is signing autographs and will pose for a picture!


Saturday January 7, 2012 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Fine Arts Center, 1400 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080