Wow, I’m getting this up really late this time. Normally I have my schedules posted a week in advance. I blame the panel editing.
Here’s where I’ll be during Otakon.
10AM-11AM, Panel 5: The Aging Otaku: Anime Fandom and Getting Older. I’ll be sitting on the panel, alongside Doug Wilder and Elizabeth O’Malley.
11:30AM-12:30AM, Panel 2: Video Games as Literature: Towards a New Criticism. I saw most of this panel at CTCon, but had to duck out early.
1:45PM-2:45PM, Panel 4: Spirits, Wheels and Borrowed Gods: Anime and Japan’s Sacred Culture. Latest revised edition of my religion in Japan panel. If you haven’t seen it since last year, check out what’s been added.
5:30-6:30, Panel 4: Yokai Nation. Also expanded since Anime Boston. Yokai theory and historical context. If all you’ve seen is “Kowai,” then this is the other half to it.
1AM-2AM, Panel 4: Sugoi: The Awesome Power of J-rock and J-pop. I love a good music panel.
9AM-10AM, Panel 5: Fandom and Criticism: The Art of Active Viewing. If I’m awake/coherent/not a zombie. But I try not to miss Evan Minto’s explorations into getting more out of your viewing experience.
1:45PM-2:45PM, Panel 4: Sexism in Anime. Pressing issues aside, I also want to see how the panelists approach and critique the phenomenon.
7PM-8PM, Panel 3: Beyond Castles, Forests and Bath Houses: Politics and Philosophy in the Films of Studio Ghibli. After seeing the capacity of that room, i’m suddenly very intimidated.
9PM-11PM, Panel 5: Dead Like Us. Since I have 2 hours to work with, there’s going to be a lot more exploration of the topic. And I have a co-host for this one as well, so expect banter and sharing of ideas.
Always remember, you can stop and say hi if you see me in the halls. However, I will not be cosplaying The Doctor this year. Rather, I have a bunch of Tee Fury shirts that need breaking in.