I distinctly recall saying last year that I would likely find myself back at Katsucon despite previously feeling that 2011 would be my last trip there. Well, time moves on, and I will be back at Katsucon next weekend. But by now I've gotten used to eating my words.
3:30 PM, Live 2- A Minute of Your Time: Anime Openings- Style and Symbolism (w/ Zhao Chen)
7:00 PM, Chibi Katsu- Chocobos Ate My Baby: The Evolution of Final Fantasy
8:00 PM, Live 3- Fanthropology: Behind the Study of Fandom
11:00 AM, Live 3- Joseph Campbell Sends Out Mew: Pokemon as Mythic Narrative
2:30 PM, Live 1- We Con, Therefore We Are: A Critical Look at the Modern Congoer (w/ Zhao Chen)
9:00 PM, Chibi Katsu- Kowai: Yurei, Yokai and Scary Japan
8:00 AM, Live 4- Spirits, Wheels and Borrowed Gods
10:00 AM, Live 3- Politics and Philosophy in the Works of Studio Ghibli
As usual look for the 9th Doctor. This will be the penultimate time I will be cosplaying him. Above links will take you to the Katsucon Programming Schedule, which includes descriptions of the panels.