Interested in presenting a panel? Don’t forget to complete the registration form before May 31st!
After Hours with Beauty & Clyde (18+)
Beauty Thibideau and Clyde Jones unwind a bit and talk, joke, perform… whatever! Topics range across a wide array. Keep your fingers crossed for funny voice readings of romance novels, the mating habits of microphones, and Lord only knows what else!
AMV (Anime Music Videos) Panel
Are you wondering what goes on on that big screen with anime clips and music? Are you wondering if you could ever be able to make that with the equipment you have/own/bought? Have a storyboard/Idea? Well you came to the right place!
A humorous panel putting anime scenarios to the test of SCIENCE! (Warning: Contains math!).
Anime PJ Party
Come dressed in your best cosplay PJ’s! Be ready for some party games and entertainment.
Armor Techniques for the Occasionally Armored
Not up to vacuforming yet? That’s fine! We know that most people don’t or can’t invest in a full workshop of power tools…cosplay is a hobby after all! So, come prepared to learn various armor making techniques across a wide range of equipment, skill level, and project commitment.
Artist Alley 101
Basic tips on how to get into Artist Alleys, what to do once you’re in, and anything else on the topic. Experienced artists welcome!
Artist Alley Mixer
A chance for the artists to get to know each other without worrying about customers or commissions.
Artist One on One
As many artist as we can get together sit down with aspiring artists and give one or two suggestions of where they can take their art next.
Demo of multiple Japanese martial arts that include Shorei-ryu karate, Shito-ryu karate, Northern Japanese judo, with advanced techniques in kickboxing and everyday self defense.
BJD Slumber Party
Time for the annual slumber party just for dolls! Bring them dressed in their very best PJs. Not only will there be party games and door prizes, but the best sleepwear will be voted on. Areas will also be set up for optional photography.
Bling Bling and Other Cosplay Accessories
It’s all in the details baby! Ever look at a costume and wonder how you’re gonna pull off that crazy _________ the character is wearing on their head, or waist, or wherever? Well, come learn tips for finding, sculpting, and casting those hard to find accessory items. Because sometimes it’s the minute details that push your costumes from pretty great to OMG WTF AWESOME! status… plus, who doesn’t like shinies?
Sewing, choosing fabric, wig styling, make-up, shoe-making.
Cosplay Myth Busters
An instructional panel daring cosplayers not to believe everything they read about techniques and methods of doing things the “right” way. Including demonstrations of common no-no’s that turned out okay, like hot-glued wigs and paper maché props. Basically, if someone has said it can’t be done that way, I am going to do my best to prove it otherwise. Will probably also contain stories of cataclysmic failure and safety instructions.
Cosplay on a Budget
Information/discussion session on how to make great cosplay outfits, props, and wigs without having to spend an arm and a leg.
Creating Unique Characters
In this panel, I discuss characters and what makes them unique and what might make them seem cliche. I also discuss the different between cliches and archetypes as well citing examples of from well known animes, TV shows and movies. Then I have the people participating fill out a character profile using the information I’ve just told them.
A discussion and how-to panel about transforming boys into fine ladies and turning girls into manly menfolk. Q&A, demonstrations (nothing indecent), etc.
Neil Gaiman’s website has stated that anyone who brings to life his Danse Macabre, films and submits it, will be added to his website. I am working with a partner in York (England) to co-ordinate a mass Danse Macabre to edit together and submit. I would like to teach the dance, and then have the attendees perform it for filmed.
Photoshop, Painter 11
Disney Brainwashed America: How Walt Strip-Mined An Entire Creative Medium
Ever been laughed at because you watch “cartoons”. Ever wonder – why we had to WAIT for CGI to tell stories like Iron Man, The Watchmen and Avatar? Ever notice – America has been STUNTED by losing an entire creative medium – to one genre – kiddos? Disney, and their “victory” set the stage. Explore the outrage, the horror, and some of the reasons CGI had to save the day, because animation is ‘clearly for kids’… …thanks Disney.
Doctor Who 101
A discussion of Doctor Who, past and present, for people wanting to know the basics of our British Hero.
Dollfie 101 / Meet-up
Let’s kick off the weekend with a casual meet n’ greet, where BJD owners can introduce themselves and their dolls. But it’s also a time for the BJD curious to have an introduction to the hobby, from size and price comparisons, to ordering and customizable options. Not only will there be door prizes, but the [Tulsa Doll Club] will start off their weekend long scavenger hunt for the shutter bugs.
A more advanced panel for the BJD hobbyists. We’ll be covering a variety of topics and offering demonstrations of simple modding techniques. Door prizes to be raffled off as well as awarding the scavenger hunt winners.
Drawing – Beyond the Basics
Figure drawing, Inking Techniques, Design
DVD Post Production
A behind-the-scenes overview of the production process outside of the recording booth. The discussion will begin from receipt of materials from Japan to the final product released in the U.S.
From Artist Alley to a Real Business
So you’ve got an artist alley or two under your belt. Here are some tips on how to turn it into a way of life, er, I mean job.
GA Galaxy Angel! Its what its ‘Mint’ to be!
Galaxy Angel…an anime/manga/video game that isn’t heard of that often! Join me on this mission to explore the Galaxy!
Ever wonder how notable geeks like Peter Parker, Keitaro Urashima or even Wash manage to get the girls of their dreams? Or really think about the myth of the ‘geek girl’? It ain’t just the glasses and the quirky one-liners. This panel would explore geeks and their relationships- proving that ‘yes’ geeks can and do have the potential for love. We’ll discuss our favorite geek in comics and anime and see if those rules apply to a ‘real’ geek relationship.
Gettin’ Jiggy With It! – J-Pop and J-Rock Panel
Are you a j-popper or j-rocker? If so, this is the best place for you to be! This panel includes discussion, information, music, and MVs of top artists in Japan. People will find out how the artist got started, the song that got them famous, who where they before they were a star, interesting facts and funny stories about their favorite artist. Whether you’re into pop or rock you hunger for Japanese music will be filled! Artists presented will include: Perfume, Tohoshinki, Gazette, Gackt, L’Arc En Ciel, K, Dir En Grey, Morning Musume, Hikaru Utada and more!
Glomping Class 101: Beginner
Panel to learn about glomping and seeing some techniques (for beginners),
How To Build Cosplay Props
Informational session/discussion and open Q&A about props we’ve made in the past and giving useful tips and tricks to the audience.
I’m a Bad DM, But You’re Worse!
Break down of what makes a good RPG campaign.
Japan Anime 2010 & MAL: How to keep track of what you watch!
What’s hot in Japan right now? Join us as we review some of the titles that have came out in 2010 in Japan, and what you will be watching soon. We called Soul Eater, Kekkaishi, and more – it’s pretty straight forwards MAL – or My Anime List.net – the BEST anime “list” site we’ve found – has ways for you to keep up with Japan’s anime EASILY, as well as easily keep track of what you’ve watched, watching, and share all this and more with your friends! Come, learn how to use it!
Japanese Kabuki Theater
FUNimation voice actor Kent Williams brings a traditional and popular Japanese theater art-form to anime fandom. Explore the history of the kabuki theater while learning the puppet-like movement techniques of the samurai (male) and onnagata (female), wearing kimono costumes, and learning to use hand fans. In this intense, kimonos-on experience, workshop participants apply newly-learned techniques to dramatize a short section of a traditional Japanese tale, such as Momotaro (The Peach Boy) or Issun Boshi (The One Inch Boy) using fans, donning silk kimonos and wearing the kumadori, the extreme kabuki makeup. Athletic and challenging! A winner at Sakuran Con 2010.
EGL (gothic lolita, sweet lolita) – Punk – 80′s – glam – make-up – shoes – magazines
Learn to Glowstring
Learn to Glowstring, glowstick, and just all around excel in the art of poi. If you like the annual TnT Rave then you’ll love this panel. Two accomplished glowstringers will demonstrate basic skills and set you on the right track to learning how to perform this beautiful art. Or if your interested just come and watch because you will most definitely be entertained!
Let’s Go To Japan!
I lived and worked in Tokyo for a year and traveled all over Japan. I would like to share my experiences with those who want to find a way to visit or work in Japan. Possible topics: – how to get a job there – how not to embarrass yourself (Lol) Cultural norms, manners, etc. – what to do & where to go – what to eat (and what not to eat!) – shopping – Q & A
Life as a Traveling Musician
All about traveling and playing all over the world.
Life in Meiji Era Japan in 3D*
A presentation of black and white and hand tinted color photographs and stereoscopic images taken during the late Meiji Period illustrating the daily lives of Japanese from all walks of life. From Yakuza, to Geisha to Street Life. From the works of Herbert Ponting, Henry Stromeyer Jullian Cochrane and T. Enami (*presented in 2D)
Midnight Gundam Madness
Similar to last year’s panel; basically an open discussion on anything and everything Gundam-related, from the original series to the most recent happenings in the Gundam-verse.
Paul Mercer and Jill Tracy compose music on the spot to tell the stories of objects brought to the gathering by attendees.
Must Love Anime Speed Dating (18+ / $$)
That’s right! Speed dating! Meet that “special” some one the FAST way! Guys will line up to spend 80 sec with each of our foxy anime loving ladies, and guys, if your charming enough you just might get an e-mail from your (possible) future soul mate! Must be at least 18 years old to participate, and show up at least 45 mins before the event to sign up (and fill out paper work). And don’t worry girls, the ball is in your court! each of our guys will be numbered and at the end of the event, just let us know what numbered gentleman caught your eye, and you can get his e-mail address (if he gives us permission). It’s a fun way to meet anime loving singles without the pressure! so ladies, be sure to put on your hottest cosplay digs. and guys, brush up on those pick up lines, because love is in the air at Tokyo in Tulsa! PS. we do not supply a background test for speed daters before hand, please use your best judgment and don’t give out any personal info to people you don’t know, discretion is advised.
Naruto Fan Panel
Panel to discuss all things Naruto.
Netcasting: How To Force Your Opinions And Insights On Others
(provided they have access to iTunes or YouTube)
A discussion of the various methods to Podcast or Netcast.
Oklahoma Kendo Organization
Oklahoma’s sole outlet for Japanese Fencing. Dojo Represented: Sen Shin Kan (Oklahoma City), Shin Sou Fu Kan (Tulsa). Affiliates of the All United States Kendo Federation (AUSKF) and the Southwest Kendo and Iaido Federation (SWKIF).
Introduction to parapara (a japanese style of dance found in clubs) and a dance routine will be taught. (if on the program we’d like to be listed as Bandolero Para~OK! as the presenters)
Plus Sized Cosplay
A panel for the big and tall people, who want to go out there and cosplay just like the others. A discussion about the emotions that we as a plus sized community go through. We will also give you tips and tricks on what to use and do. I will have hand outs.
This panel is a discussion of what Parents of Otaku should be aware of at conventions and while choosing Anime and Manga for their kids.
Ranma 1/2-Who knew both sides would be so good?
“Aww to bad… you fall in Nanichuan.. spring of drown girl.. very tragic legend of girl who fall in spring 1,500 year ago.. Whoever fall in it take body of young girl..” Some have heard of it, some have seen it…and some they just can’t believe it! It’s Ranma 1/2! Take a trip down to memory lane and enjoy the ways of the waters!
Panel/class for con-goers to experience real samurai sword techniques and moves as taught by a full-time professional swordsman. Wooden practice swords provided, along with close supervision and bad jokes.
Discussion with question and answers involving actual samurai weapons, with two tables holding over $30000 worth of serious historical weapons, including a 700 year old katana (longsword). Weapons explained and demonstrated.
So You Want To Be An Exchange Student?
A Q & A session with a woman who attended high school as an exchange student in Koroiso, Tochigi Prefecture (Kanto Region) on the island of Honshu.
Special Makeup Effects
A demonstration of makeup effects with Q & A.
Super Basic Japanese: Cheating your way through anime
Beginning Japanese for Anime Fans: learn a little Japanese to help you enjoy what you’re watching even more.
Surviving Z-day: Zombie preparation and survival
A fun panel on zombie awareness and how to be prepared/what to do when your neighbors are banging on your door for brains.
Take One Improv Comedy Show
Enjoy an improv comedy show, just like Who’s Line Is It Anyway, from Take One Productions. A short show, where everything is made up on the spot by our 3 improv comedians, by suggestions from our audience members. Audience participation is a big factor in the performance.
Tales from the Booth
Everyone has heard funny stories about things that happened “while we were taping X show” – so we’ve put a bunch of actors and directors into a room to share all the fun!
The Art of Makeup
Learn all about Makeup with your very own cosplay guests Beauty and Jenny! Find out what tools you will need, what products to buy, basic techniques and the art of shaping the face. Come with questions and we’ll have answers!
The Etiquette and Reality of Seiza
Discussion with question and answers regarding seiza and shikko–formal japanese sitting and knee walking, showing history and reasoning of these unique traditions.
The Girl Gamer: A New Breed
Join us as a panel of girl gamers break down the building blocks of the Female Gamer. We will discuss the physical and philosophical side of a woman gamer and how they “tick”. We will also be focusing on how they made their mark in to days Gaming society and the struggle that this new breed has faced, not only in the video gaming world, but also in table top gaming (such as D&D) LARPING (Live action role playing) and CCG (collectible card gaming). This panel is open to both guy and gal gamers! So be sure to bring a helmet, so it won’t make a mess when we blow your mind!
The Good, The Bad and The Sparkly
This panel is a roast of Vampires of Anime, Manga, Television and Film (and the Cullens get a little extra crispy in this roast). So Join Ogre, Clyde and Susan in the roasting, but be warned Twilight fans Edward and family do get abused A LOT in this roast.
The History of Cosplay: Past, Present, and Future Trends
A history of cosplay in Japan and the USA, covering the origins in the post war period, the 1980′s, 90′s and now. I will also cover cosplay culture in Japan/USA and the differences between cosplayers in Japan and the USA and attitudes concerning trends like crossplay, performance cosplay, etc. in Japan and the USA. I will also cover types of cosplay, costumes, and how to do a basic cosplay for beginners. I will be giving the presentation dressed in cosplay and will have some materials, like costumes, etc., for the audience to examine.
The Los Angeles Volks Store and FCS
A Los Angeles native and avid BJD collector will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about visiting the Tenshi no Sumika in Los Angeles and talk about her experiences with FCS.
TnT Forum Meetup 2.0
Its a get-together of the Members of the Forum! It will be an interactive experience with a mix of both power point and YouTube videos. Includes discussion on the best of last year’s posts and current ones, the bad stuff in the forum and how to snuff it out (so to speak), and working together to make the forum fun for all ages.
Discussion on the difference between the books and the movies – good changes, bad changes and everything in between. Also includes discussion about the new manga that was recently released.
Did Evangelion make sense to you? Really?! In between the bouts of Spike Spencer screaming a lot and the ridiculous comedy/fanservice bits, there’s actually a lot of depth to this anime. Religion, philosophy, psychology. Sadly, I can’t accredit this panel towards any legitimate degree.
Voice Actor 101
You know all those questions everyone always asks in the Q&A panels, and the actor looks like “Oh, no! Not THIS question … AGAIN!?!?!” This is a great panel to ask those questions of a lot of our actors all at once! Questions like – how do I get into voice acting, what is a typical audition like, what is/was it like working on X show, or with X actor, etc. We have actors, directors and writers all in one place to answer you!
Come one come all and join me as we talk through the wonderful world of wigs. We will not only answer questions, but share tips and tricks on buy, styling and maintaining you wig.
WTF Japan, Seriously? (18+)
Japan entertains us with its manga and anime, but what about its shenanigans? Japan has produced some of the weirdest things I have ever seen, and to them, its completely normal. From walking dogs, flying panties, and human tetris to putting out a fire with their high blood pressure, Japan has put some weird stuff out there. This panel would show some of this weird Japanese items for their humor and discuss some of the weirdest anime you have ever seen.
Your Favourite Anime SUCKS!!!
Once again, you can have the joy of Clyde’s curmudgeonly acerbic wit flaying any and all anime that you want to suggest. Fun games include stumping Clyde… He doesn’t watch much anime anymore, really, but that doesn’t stop him from having an opinion (a negative one) on it! Also, watch out for flying candy!
Your Mother Warned You About Actors
Have you ever wanted to know the dirt? The secrets? The fine details that make the life of an actor a joy to behold and an even greater joy to live and breathe? (Total BS, BTW.) Well, we’ll dish. On everything. But you better check you cameras, cell phones, tape recorders, reel-to-reels, pens, paper, and even a bit of you memory at the door because what goes down in this room stays in this room. Unless the janitor has to mop it up, and then, of course, we’ll let him do what he’s got to do.