Panels & Content

The MiyakoCon 5 schedule is here!


Saturday Feb 22 • Rouge Room • Panels 1

10:00am-11:00am Crazy Anime Dating Game

Kaiger Cosplay Sennpai 

Looking for love? Just can’t find that perfect person/monster/alien/creature? Don’t you worry just come on down to the depths of the Desperate hearts! Everyone here is looking for some entertainment and today’s is love! Will your five Questions win you love or just a slow dance in a nightmare. You decide if your heart can take the love outbreak! And make off with the date of your life! 

11:00am-Noon Changing Sex in Manga and Anime

Margaret O’Hartigan, Rachel Keteles

Why do boys become girls in manga and anime? Why are space aliens behind so many of these changes? And why did all this start in the late 1990s? Hear from panelists with decades of experience as tojisha and learn how manga and anime reflect Japanese society’s changing views on changing sex.

Noon-1:00pm Happy Hyper Kawaii Music Time

Brandon Dannog

Do you love anime-related music with vocals that just ooze kawaii? Of course you do! So come to the Happy Hyper Kawaii Music Time panel and check out some of the best Kawaii music of 2019 along with a few new awesome tracks from 2020. Join us and bring a pen light (or borrow one of mine) as we rock out to a wide range of music including Vocaloid, Denpa, Rhythm Game Music and much more.

1:00pm-2:00pm Yanki Girls, Sukeban & Schoolgirl Gangs: a Celebration

Margaret O’Hartigan, Rachel Keteles

Move over magical girls! With sailor-style school uniforms & weapons like yo-yos, Japan’s delinquent girls are a genre all their own.  From the streets of Japan to movies, manga & anime, Yanki girls deal with the world on their own terms!

2:00pm-3:00pm Pop Culture Speed Games

Jared Wimp

Come join us for Pop Culture Speed Games – Get your team to guess all 6 characters or items within 30 seconds to win. Fun for all ages.

3:00pm-4:00pm The Sanshin

Willamette Sanshin Club

Often called the “Japanese Banjo,” The Sanshin is a fascinating string instrument from Okinawa, Japan. Come to this panel to learn about the Sanshin, Okinawan culture, and other traditional Japanese instruments. There will also be a short performance from Willamette University’s Sanshin Club. 

Saturday Feb 22 • Noir Room • Panels 2

10:00am-10:30am Opening Announcements

MiyakoCon Staff

10:30am-Noon Make New (Anime) Friends

Laura, Sarah

Do you wish you could make more friends who love anime and manga as much as you do? Well, this is the place to do it! You’ll be discussing anime and manga with fellow convention attendees, and who knows? You might just meet your new best anime friend!

Noon-1:00pm Name That Intro!

C0RV1D Cosplay

Think you watch a lot of anime, do you? Play a lot of video games? Challengers face off to find out who really knows those opening themes to their favorite series.

1:00pm-2:00pm The Price is Right, Cosplay Edition!


Come on down! Welcome to the Price is Right, Cosplay Edition! Watch or participate for a chance to win prizes as you test your cosplay shopping knowledge or guessing skills with bids and mini games based on cosplay crafting related items. 

2:00pm-3:00pm Crossing Cultures: Japanese Trends in America, American Trends in Japan

Alisa Freedman

From KitKats to Halloween, Disney to Marvel, American culture has been localized and popularized in Japan in often unexpected ways. At the same time, Japanese products, like sushi, Godzilla, and emoji, have taken on new meanings in the United States. We will discuss what game-changing trends teach about marketing, international relations, national branding, individual identity, notions of home, and more.

3:00pm-4:30pm UA ENTRANCE EXAMS!

Atlas Cosplays

UA is welcoming heros young and old to come try out for our exemplary school today! The world is full of villains and catastrophes. We welcome you to audition for a spot in our prestigious classes to try to become a hero of tomorrow! In this panel we will help you discover your quirk, give you a chance to audition for classes, and see if you can walk away with an acceptance letter to start your hero training!

Saturday Feb 22 • Noir and Rouge • Main Events

4:00pm-5:30pm Pre-Judging for Cosplay Contest

5:30pm-6:00pm Cosplay Contest

Dahlia Darling Cosplay, Hildurgalaxy, Black Bettie Cosplay, Red Leaf Cosplay, C0RV1D Cosplay

7:00pm- 8:00pm Goodbye, Jojo! A Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure 

Pose Off Battle

C0RV1D Cosplay

Even if you haven’t watched the show, everyone knows the famous poses that the characters of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure are known to strike! Think you have what it takes to win in a pose-off battle against a challenger?

8:00pm-9:30pm MiyakoCon’s Got Talent

Rin Pepper, Kertrats Cosplay, Heather Martin, 

Sweet maple panda

10:00pm-12:00pm Dance Party

Saturday Feb 22 • Keizer Room • Creation Station

10:00am-11:00am Making Cat Ears

Ellora T. Thiebaud, Rebecca Ernst

Come make a pair of cat ears to take home. We will be using hot glue, so parents please supervise your little ones. 

11:00am-Noon Magical Wand Making

Contessa Timmerman, Melissa Powell, Nora

Magical wand making: from Cardcaptor Sakura to Little Witch Academia, there are a variety of magical wand types. Come and join in making your own!

Noon-1:30pm Hey Let’s Go, Crochet Totoro! (Amigurumi)

A.M. Brosius, Contessa Timmerman, Monica Arguelles

Hey let’s go, crochet Totoro! If you know the basics of crochet, like what a single stitch is, come join us in crocheting your own Totoro. Supplies will be provided, just bring your knowledge of crochet and I will teach you the rest! 

1:30pm-2:00pm Art Contest BEGINS

Melissa Powell, Karen L. Black, Robert Plamondon, 

Daniel Plamondon

Show us your creative flourish! Original and fanworks welcome! All ages, all abilities welcome! Supplies provided/entries accepted most hours Creation Station is open. Prizes/honorary certificates awarded. Copic Markers and Ink Pens available late- night Saturday and most of the day Sunday.

2:30pm-3:30pm Character Design Challenge

Robin, Lucas, Emma, Tabris

Come join us for a fun creative exercise for designing characters! Any skill level is welcome, and we will provide drawing supplies, paper, and lineart (for those who wish to use it) but feel free to bring your own supplies! Prompts will be given for each round and prizes will be given based on judges choice!

3:30pm-5:00pm Intro to Fandom Quilting

Contessa Timmerman, Melissa Powell, Nora

Learn how to make a quilt block using applique method of your favorite character.  Also you can draw on fabric to make your own special block. We provide all the supplies.  All Ages. Children under 10 should have adult supervision as we use sewing needles, scissors and an iron.

5:00pm-6:00pm Fandom Needle Felting

Contessa Timmerman, Monica Arguelles, Nora

A hands-on panel turning wool into felt

6:00pm-7:00pm Bringing your Cosplay to Life With 

Drugstore Makeup

Guin, Sheri

Cosplay is already an expensive hobby, why make it even more costly when you don’t have to? Are you new to cosplay or makeup and would like some easy tips and tricks to bring your costume to the next level? Join Chaotic Creations Cosplay as they bring a fantastical creature to life with what you can find at your local store!

7:00pm-8:00pm Cosplay Figure Drawing

Rica, Eveilyn Sweet

Do you like to draw? Do you like cosplay? Well then come on down to cosplay figure drawing! We have models in cosplay and an instructor who will assist you in learning to draw the human figure more easily. There will be several drawing exercises for your pleasure. If you just want to draw the models without following along, that’s okay too! Anyone who likes figure drawing is welcome to come sketch with us!

8:00pm-9:00pm Neko Needlework

Contessa Timmerman, Ellen Klowden, Nora, Leti Ernst

Make Cat Toys, Share Cat Joys! Tell us about your cats, watch Japanese Neko (cat) videos and memes and clips of cats in anime, all while using our free supplies to make toys for your or shelter cats. All ages, all abilities welcome. Enter your cat toys in our craft contest for prizes!

9:00pm-10:30pm Anime Mad Libs

Robert Plamondon

[Verb] your [body part] off with these [superlative] Anime MadLibs! [Adjective] co-moderators Robert Plamondon, Karen Black, and Dan Plamondon will have you [verbing] in the aisles. Help create an [adjective] Magical Girl story, an [adverbly] exciting Mecha story, and more. No actual mastery of [pejorative] English Grammar is necessary for an [adverbly] good time!

10:30pm-Midnight The Cosplay Improv Show

Rica, Eveilyn Sweet

Would you like to play some improv games? Then the improv show is for you! With audience participation you can either watch or participate in the games alongside the hosts!

Saturday Feb 22 • Iris Room • Anime Theater

10:00am-Noon Anime Screenings

Noon-1:00pm Ame Rose! School Idol Live and Hangout

Ellora T. Thiebaud, Kierra White, Rebecca Ernst, Leti Ernst

Come join all nine members of Muse to play games, chat, and even watch multiple dances the girls have prepared!

1:00pm-2:00pm Bungō Stray Dogs, Let’s talk Yokohama

Al Nesvold, Skylar Stripes

Come meet us to talk and interact with your favorite BSD characters!

2:00pm-4:00pm Anime Screenings

4:00pm-5:00pm Give Us The Mic! – A Hypnosis Mic Panel

Bailey Savage, Olivia McBride, Tori Childress-Cameron, Maia Hogan

Join the members of Fling Posse and Matenrou (and a surprise guest!) in a panel full of games and exciting Q&As!

5:00pm-6:00pm Fun with the Arcana

Adrian, Tiffany Cuddleford

Come hang out with the crew as we answer some questions and play “the dating game”! After that we will play “most likely to…”

7:00pm-8:30pm Anime Screenings

8:30pm-9:30pm 18+ Paranormal Studies: A short study of Yokai

Holland Solis, Hildurgalaxy

Spirits… Demons… A tea kettle?? Come into the vast and imaginative world that Yokai inhabit! Do you believe that they exist? Would you like to know the history of where these peculiar entities came from? Following the theme of the convention, “Slice of Life”, we’re going to discuss some Yokai that were formed from some things we all may be familiar with in our daily lives! There will be paranormal trivia and fun prizes! Skeptics and believers both encouraged to attend!

9:30pm-10:30pm 18+ BNHA Panel

Emily Shamrell, Skylar Stripes, Tess

Have you ever wanted to get away from the younger side of the fandom? Come join us for a laugh and games!

Saturday Feb 22 • McNary Room • Video Games

11:00am-9:00pm All Day Open Gaming 

Noon – 2:00pm Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Singles!

Our main Super Smash Bros Ultimate bracket! This follows the standard competitive ruleset (3-stock, 7-minute, items off, etc).

First place gets $50, second gets $20, and third will get $10!

2:00pm – 3:00pm BlazBlue Cross-Tag Battle 

Characters from RWBY, Persona, BlazBlue, and Under-Night (as well as Arcana Heart, Senran Kagura, and Akatsuki Blitzkampf) face off in this 2v2 team fighter!

First place gets $15, second gets $10, and third will get $5!

3:00pm – 5:00pm Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Pokeballs Only

A fun bracket for Smash Bros Ultimate – battle on Pokemon Stadium with exclusively Pokeballs on high!

This bracket has prize support in the form of small goodies

5:00pm – 6:00pm GranBlue Fantasy Versus

This fighting game based on the famous GranBlue Fantasy isn’t releasing in America until next month, but come check it out here!

First place gets $15, second gets $10, and third will get $5!

6:00pm – 7:30pm Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Tail Bracket

A fun bracket for Smash Bros Ultimate – all characters are permanently equipped with the Racoon Tail item!

This bracket has prize support in the form of small goodies

Sunday Feb 23 • Noir and Rouge • Main Events

9:45am-11:15am The Live Action Pokemon Battle Dome

Lexie Simpson, Sheri B.

Attention all Pokemon and Trainers alike! Miyakocon has opened their doors for a very special Battle Dome! 

Face off against other trainers and their teams of three in this live action Pokémon arena. Get your head out of those game systems and come live the action in this special two-hour tournament. 

Bring your own team of a trainer and two Pokémon, or come as you are and find your perfect matchup here. 

Come one, come all, nobody turned away! Do you have what it takes to complete this Challenge?

11:15am-12:15pm Sam’s Sunday Funday Kigu Party


12:30pm-2:00pm Cosplay Lip Sync Battle

Lexie Simpson, Rin Pepper, Kertrats Cosplay, 

Heather Martin, Orion Sirine, Sweet maple panda

Cosplay Lip Sync Contest! Come watch one of the most popular events while our contestants Lip Sync and Dance to their choice of songs. 

This year will be hosted by Sew_into_Music and Lucy_fur_cosplay!

2:00pm-3:00pm Cutthroat Cosplay: Test Your Skill at Improvising Cosplay Creation!

C0RV1D Cosplay

Inspired by the famous Food Network show “Cutthroat Kitchen,” join in a battle to the dea–finish line! Random materials, random characters, and only a few minutes to make your best cosplay!

Sunday Feb 23 • Rouge Room • Panels 1

3:30pm-4:30pm It’s Evil. We Hate It. But, We Need It: Social Media.

No Nonsense Media

Where do creative people even begin to start? Ease the tension headache coming your way with auto-posting programs, hashtag tips, audience-tailoring tricks, and a no nonsense approach to social media’s role in your ventures. Anything is possible at Con time!

4:30pm-5:30pm How To Do That Anime-Culture Trip to 

Tokyo You’ve Always Wanted To Do!

Brandon Dannog

For so many of us anime fans, a trip to Tokyo is a dream we aim to get done. But even with the means, taking the trip and making the most out of it can be overwhelming. Never fear though, with a few general pointers and the experience of folks who have stumbled before you, you can make that dream trip much more manageable!

5:30pm – 6:30pm KPOP 101


If you want to learn about the world of Kpop, we want to teach you! Come hang out, play games, win prizes, and ask us questions about kpop!

6:30pm – 7:30pm OLD-Takus

Sabrina McCoy and crew

A roundtable discussion of older fans revisiting early anime fandom in the VHS-90’s along with some history as we know it.

7:30pm-8:00pm Petals & Pits – What Can We Do Better?

MiyakoCon Staff

Sunday Feb 23 • Noir Room • Panels 2

3:30pm-4:30pm Kempo 101

West Salem Shao-Lin Kempo

Kempo demonstration and intro class

4:30pm-5:30pm Idol Dance Lessons

Kierra White, Rebecca Ernst, Leti Ernst

So you think you’re an idol? Of course you are! Everyone can be an idol and we’ll even teach you how. We aim to show everyone no matter what age or size, or skill level you can be an idol.

5:30pm-6:30pm Cosplay Story Time: The Good and 

The Bad of Cosplay

Emil B. L. Castagnier, SAMazon

Come join us in telling your stories and experiences from your time cosplaying!

6:30pm-8:00pm Anime Murder Game

Kaiger Cosplay Senpai

Tired of that nagging fairy? 

Maybe your friends ate too much and stole your food? Or maybe there is no healer in your group? 

Don’t worry this fun filled event is sure to light up your murderous intent. Here not even a plushy is safe from Death’s grip. Heck Deadpool can even rest in pieces here going to the netherworld. Can you make it out alive? 

Or maybe you’re already taking your revenge on all those tasty souls? 

Come join the bloodbath, if you dare.

Sunday Feb 23 • Keizer Room • Creation Station

10:00am-11:00am LGBT Craft Meetup

Grace Boettcher

Do you like to craft or want to learn some LGBT themed crafts? Join us for crafting time with an LGBT twist–allies are welcome.

11:00am-Noon Oh My Gatcha! MiyakoCon’s Mobile Gatcha Gaming Support Group

Brandon Dannog

Did you hit the Mobile Gacha lottery? Or waste all your savings for nothing? Or are you somewhere in between? No matter your story, come join MiyakoCon’s Mobile Gacha Games Support Group for another go-around as we discuss more of our gacha triumphs and disasters and maybe you’ll leave with some extra luck, or even a special prize!

Noon-1:00pm An Introduction to Japanese Fashion

C0RV1D Cosplay

Join Corvid Cosplay and their experience in the world of Japanese Fashion to learn the basics–What styles are there? What makes them different and exciting? What might work for me?

1:00pm-2:30pm Lolita Flowers and Frills

Ellora T. Thiebaud, Rebecca Ernst

A lolita crafting panel where attendees will be creating a variety of lolita fashion accessories to take home. Hot glue will be used, so parents please supervise your little ones. 

2:30pm-3:00pm Cosplay Show and Tell


Are you proud of your cosplay? Your props? GOOD! You should be. Come down to Creation Station and show off what you’ve put together and tell us how you did it! Show off your hard work to people who are also showing off theirs, and maybe pick up some new tricks along the way!

Sunday Feb 23 • Keizer Room • Creation Station

3:30pm-4:00pm Art Contest ENDS

Melissa Powell, Karen L. Black, Robert Plamondon, Daniel Plamondon

Show us your creative flourish! Original and fanworks welcome! All ages, all abilities welcome! Supplies provided/entries accepted most hours Creation Station is open. Prizes/honorary certificates awarded. Copic Markers and Ink Pens available late- night Saturday and most of the day Sunday.

4:00pm-5:00pm Empowerment Through Cosplay

Red Leaf Cosplay

Come join Red Leaf Cosplay and learn about self empowerment and developing personal strength through the creative process of cosplay. Explore the many facets of growth that can happen through this performance art, learn from your cosplay experiences and gain lifelong skills through the transformation of cosplay!

5:00pm-6:00pm Make Your Own Wooden Chopsticks

Trevor McClung

Make Your Own Wooden Chopsticks

6:00pm-7:00pm Cosplay 101


What is Cosplay and How do I get Started?
Wanting to get into cosplay and don’t know how? Or perhaps you’re just looking to step up your game, or needing some help with an idea? Well friends, you’ve come to the right place! Join Chaotic Creations Cosplay as we give you a tour into the wonderful world of cosplay.

7:00pm-8:00pm Fanfiction Writer’s Workshop

Keri L. Black, Robert Plamondon

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled fanfics yearning to be polished! Bring your drafts and your questions and our amateur experts will help brainstorm your road to greatness, or at least betterness. Robert Plamondon, Karen Black, and any other victim-experts we can rope in.

Sunday Feb 23 • Iris Room • Anime Theater

10:00am-11:00am Anime Screenings

11:00pm-Noon Danganronpa Panel

Daniel Fitzpatrick, Hallie Weed

Come join this interactive Danganronpa panel. We will be doing some fun trivia questions with the audience who will be rewarded if they give the right answer, as well as playing games, answering questions and completing dares. At the end the audience will have the opportunity to come up for pictures and talk with the cosplayers who partook in the panel!

Noon-1:00pm Rice Ball in a Fruits Basket


When everyone you hug turns into Zodiac animals, what do you do? Recall the wisdom of your beloved mother! We’ll be exploring the life lessons Tohru Honda learned from her mother and how those lessons have impacted the mysterious Sohma family. Get inspired to find your place in the fruits basket of life!

1:00pm-2:30pm Anime Screenings

2:30pm-3:30pm The Fun Gang (Undertale Panel)

Bobbi Balk, Erin Rice, Caden Larson, Kate N. Lanning

Monsters have returned to the surface, and Darkners have made a truce with Lightners. It’s a great time to join us for some fun activities to unite our worlds even further, with a chance to win some prizes. Now now, let the games begin!!

3:30pm-4:30pm Guess That Scout (Attack On Titan)

Adrian, Emma Cole, Tiffany Cuddeford, Gwen Wilson

Hey everybody! Come have fun with the attack on titan crew playing a cute little heads up game revolving around attack on titan characters! Participants will get a bloody badge sticker to show off to your friends afterwards!

4:30pm-6:00pm Anime Screenings

6:00pm-7:00pm Homestuck Panel

Alex Metz, Adrian, Dev Castro

Have you ever wanted to know what Karkat’s favorite movie is? How many capes Eridan owns, or why Dave is obsessed with birds? Come down and ask them, and you may just find out why. Be warned, nothing ever goes exactly straight in Paradox space.

7:00pm-8:00pm Anime Screenings

Sunday Feb 23 • McNary Room • Games

11:00am-7:00pm All Day Open Gaming

Noon-2:00pm Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Squad Strike!

A fun bracket for Smash Bros Ultimate

This bracket has prize support in the form of small goodies

2:00am-3:00pm Guilty Gear Xrd – Rev2 

The gorgeous metal-inspired anime fighter by Arc System Works, Guilty Gear!

First place gets $15, second gets $10, and third will get $5!

3:00pm-4:00pm Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Stamina Mode

A fun bracket for Smash Bros Ultimate – Stamina mode on Terry’s stage!

This bracket has prize support in the form of small goodies

4:00pm-5:00pm Tekken 7

The current iteration of the amazing 3D fighting game series, Tekken!

First place gets $15, second gets $10, and third will get $5!

5:00pm-7:00pm Super Smash Bros Ultimate: Random

Characters, Random Stages, All Items

A fun bracket for Smash Bros Ultimate – Everything random! Come enjoy the insanity!

This bracket has prize support in the form of small goodies

SAMazon Cosplay’s Sunday Funday Kigu Party! at MiyakoCon 2019

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