AFO 2022 Schedule

You can view our schedule here. Select the time slot on the left for each day to view the events happening and where they are located. You can also download the PDF below to keep on your phone.

**Some events after 9:00 PM are 18+ only and will require a photo ID.
If you do not have an ID present, you will not be allowed into 18+ panels.

Download the PDF Schedule Here

Registration Hours:

  • Thursday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (pickup only)
  • Friday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Orlandia Tavern Hours:

  • Friday 12 – 7 p.m. / 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Dealer Room Hours:

  • Gold Passes provide access one hour early each day.
  • Friday 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Guest Signing Room Hours

  • Friday 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday

Choose a time slot to view the panels and events that start in that time slot.

Interview and Q&A with Doug Cockle, the Voice of the Witcher Game’s Geralt of Rivia

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Guest Signing Room: Open

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 6:00
  • Where: Signing Room | Lime
  • Find pricing for guest autographs here.

AFO Presents Anime & Video Games Explained Badly

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

You know that anime, the one about a girl who wants to be a prince gets engaged after a school fight? Think you can get the title or character of a game or anime with as vague or offbeat explanation as possible? Show how well you know your favorite show or game, even if it is explained badly.

Dubs from Start to Finish with
Howard Wang and Jeremy Inman

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

From writing to acting to engineering to directing, Howard and Jeremy have been involved in almost every step of English dub production. Learn about how a dub is made from start to finish!

HEY…AFO… LET’S GO!

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Fuzzy

This panel is for convention goers new to AFO and/or conventions in general. Come and learn some of the Basics of AFO and other conventions in and out of Orlando.

Quick Draw Contest: We’re Finally Back!

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Z. H. Darkstar and Pharrit

You can’t have AFO’s return without this staple. Z. H. Darkstar and Pharrit have been without quickly drawn amateur art to judge for too long now. All will be judged, but only some will win prizes.

 

Blaque Otakus

  • Time Slot: 1:30 – 2:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Blaque N’ Kulture

As black people in the otaku community, we experience things differently than non-black and folks do, and for a long time that meant the worst. But there’s amazing content, content creators and community that exists here, and I’m gonna tell you about it.

Wanna be a Voice Actor? with John Swasey

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

The Okonomiyaki War! AI: The Somnium Files with the Voice of Hitomi Sagan

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Guest: Dorah Fine

Come and share all your favorite moments of Kotato Uchikoshi’s mystery adventure game with the voice of Hitomi Sagan, Dorah Fine.

Cosplay for Awareness

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Sarah Serenity and Lunar Mizaru of Sarah Serenity Magical Cosplay

Cosplay for Awareness is a panel/discussion about how to welcome others in the community that have mental and physical disabilities, as well as to talk about how to prevent bullying in the community.

Video Game Tournaments

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 5:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

AFO Presents Will the Countess Beat You?

…at Soul Calibur VI

  • Time Slot: 3:00 – 4:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Due to a sudden opening The Countess crops up as a new challenger in the normal “Can You Beat?” series. Bring your best and give it your all as The Countess takes on all challengers in Soul Calibur VI. Who will be the victor after the grueling battle has ended?

Breath of the Five Rings: The Philosophy of Demon Slayer

  • Time Slot: 3:00 – 4:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Derrick and Assia of Entertainment Stew

Demon Slayer has become one of the most popular franchises in the world. This popularity sets up the perfect backing to philosophically break down the world. In this panel, the E-Stew Crew breaks down the philosophy behind the breathing techniques of Demon Slayer.

Heaven Official’s Blessing Panel with Howard Wang and James Cheek

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Q&A with Kyle Hebert

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Anime Trivia

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by SuperSickler and Ava

Test your Anime knowledge against other players. Questions will be in the form of video clips, theme songs, voice actors, character identification, you name it anything related to Anime could be asked!

Love Live! Random Dance

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Project AppleVerse

Your favorite Love Live! songs from μ’s, Aqours, Nijigasaki High School Idol Club, and Liella! will be playing! Join in and dance along or support the dancers with light sticks!

 
 
 

Initial D with Aaron Pabon

  • Time Slot: 4:30 – 5:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Eurobeat INTENSIFIES! Learn the history of the famous and meme-tastic, street racing anime. Also learn about the cars and its influence on automotive racing. 

SFX Cosplay Makeup

  • Time Slot: 5:00 – 6:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Presented by Mystic NightShadow and Remy Replay

Illusions by Mystic will be doing another sfx makeup demo. Come ask questions and learn how you can step up your next cosplay with a completed makeup look.

Women in Anime

with Brittney Karbowski, Christina Marie Kelly, Dorah Fine, Morgan Lauré and Olivia Swasey

  • Time Slot: 5:30 – 6:30
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Meet Aaron Roberts!

  • Time Slot: 5:30 – 6:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Get to know your new favorite voice actor.

Kpop/Jpop Dance Class

  • Time Slot: 5:30 – 7:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Follow the Enemy

Do you like Kpop? Or Jpop? Ever wanted to learn a dance? Come learn a Japanese version Kpop dance! (No experience dancing? No problem! Teaching to all levels! Just come have fun!)

Whose Line is it Anime?!

  • Time Slot: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Roberto Ramos and Loryn Rivera

Have you ever wanted to see Goku and Jotaro have an eating contest or Naruto teaching Deku what Ninjas are? Well you just might. Join us for an hour of laughter as our actors play games and use your suggestions to create improvised scenes that have never been done before.

40 Years of Macross

  • Time Slot: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Juan Sanmiguel

A look at the history of one of the most popular space opera anime.

A Transformers Toy Appreciation Panel

  • Time Slot: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Alex Willis and Sarah Birtwell

Robots in Disguise! Join us as we talk about anything and everything about our favorite toy line that is more than meets the eye.

Opening Ceremonies & Tales of Orlandia Act 1

  • Time Slot: 7:00 – 8:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Evening with the Countess

  • Time Slot: 8:00 – 9:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Come join The Countess in this ATCA (Ask The Countess Anything) where you have questions, she has fun tales to tell you that may or may not answer the question. From her time living in Japan, her experiences as a con goer, con reporter and con staff. And where has she been in the last 3 years? All this and more at Evening with The Countess.

80s Anime: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

  • Time Slot: 8:00 – 9:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Presented by Sean Forster

The 1980s was a golden age for Japanese animation. Legendary Classics that stand the test of time were born in this decade. During this boom period many other amazing titles were released and a lot have been lost in the shuffle.

Anime Scene It?

  • Time Slot: 8:00 – 9:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Jennifer Norman and Gina Seeley

Think you know anime? Are you willing to compete against three other teams to prove you’re the best? Come to Anime Scene It guaranteed to challenge even the most knowledgeable anime fan.

Unscripted: Let’s Talk Anime – The Big 3

  • Time Slot: 8:00 – 9:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Deon Duur and Azazus

Come and sit down with the cast of Unscripted as they open up the floor to debate who are the current Big 3 and who should be in the Big 3 of anime.

Let’s Learn from Each “Other”: A CALL IN Panel Discussion with Dorah Fine

  • Time Slot: 8:00 – 9:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Guest: Dorah Fine

Dorah Fine will facilitate a safe space to share your experiences and educate your peers to do our part in making this a more loving and just world. People of all ages, genders, identities, disabilities, religions, races, neurotypes, ethnicities, orientations, etc. are welcome.

Kazha Rock Show

  • Time Slot: 8:30 – 9:30
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

Wrestling in Anime

  • Time Slot: 8:30 – 9:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by SSJR and Big D

Wrestling in Anime? Absolutely! There ARE some zany wrestling themed anime, or martial arts, but what about Pro-Wrestling? Have you seen the old Tiger Mask anime? How about Curry Man? Yes, it exists

Aaron Pabon Geek Comedian (18+ Show)

  • Time Slot: 9:30 – 10:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Guest: Aaron Pabon

Stand-up comedian, convention personality, and pop-culturist Aaron Pabon performs his stand up at AFO! Hear his takes on current pop-culture, and his crazy experiences at conventions.

Cool Your Jets: an Anime Comedy Showcase (18+)

  • Time Slot: 9:30 – 11:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by JetMagnus18

This will be an 18+ comedy show that is meant for the sole purpose of entertainment and fun. Feel free to join us and bust a gut laughing or maybe even join in the act if you have what it takes.

Hardcore Nerdcore Punk Rock

  • Time Slot: 9:30 – 10:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Rhythm Bastard

Nerdcore Punk Rock comes back to Anime Festival Orlando when Rhythm Bastard cranks it up to 11! You like video games? Comics? Card games? Come on down and open the pit up!

Speakeasy Sirens Presents: Love Sucks! A Vampire Burlesque Show (18+)

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

Presented by Speakeasy Sirens

An 18+ burlesque event where you get to see some of your favorite vampire characters strip against some of your favorite monster hunters! Lady D, Morrigan, Geralt and more. Featuring Dante from Devil May Cry 3. Some come out and enjoy a great time! Tips encouraged!

Voice Actor Karaoke Takeover!

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Panel About Nothing

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Batman Should Kill the Joker (Right?)

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Baby

Batman is responsible for the deaths of everyone the Joker has killed! Come join us on a philosophical journey as we discuss and dissect the consequences of The Batman’s moral code. You will not leave the room and look at this beloved superhero the same way again!

Karaoke

  • Time Slot: 11:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Aaron Shares Too Much (18+)

(Aaron Roberts)

  • Time Slot: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Guest: Aaron Roberts
Cell phones off! Aaron Roberts will share his horrifying convention and personal stories and lead a discussion into the pitch-black corners of your mind.

Anime Rap with Azazus: Music Workshop, Live Performance, and Q&A

  • Time Slot: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Azazus and Deon Durr

Join verified music artist Azazus for a song making workshop, live performance of some of his most popular songs, and a Q&A if you are a fan of Anime and or Rap. More info can be found on his Instagram at @iamazazus or https://www.azazus.com

Korean Horror (18+)

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 1:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Mystic NightShadow and Alice Liddell

Mystic and Alice have a new panel for those that are fans of Japanese Horror. We will be showing clips from Korean Horror movies and maybe some shows as well. As always comedic commentary will accompany the clips and audience participation is encouraged.

So, You Wish You Had a Monster Girl Waifu (18+)

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Alvin Luck

A real life look at monster girls and how hard it really would be to have one in your life.
Does the girl of your wildest fantasies live up to the hype? Will you give up some things or gain some new experiences? We love them, but could we live with them?

Kpop Trading Meetup

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Follow the Enemy

Kpop fans come together to trade Photocards and other merch! Don’t have anything to trade? That’s okay, come hang out and listen to music with other Kpop fans!

Let’s Get Knotty (18+)

  • Time Slot: 12:00-1:00
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

Presented by: Suolinga and Nirathekitten 

Sponsored by: The Woodshed Orlando

Mistress of Ceremonies (MC): The Countess

Time: Friday Midnight (12:00am) to 2:00am

Location: Main Events

Note: 18+ ID checked

Overview:

Join Andy and Nira through a journey into the wonderful world of rope bondage. They will discuss the different styles of rope, review general safety, and demonstrate some amazing ways to have fun with little knowledge. They hope to grab a few participants from the crowd to help out! They will end the panel with a rope suspension performance that won’t leave you hanging! 

About the Presenters:

NiratheKitten and Suolinga (otherwise known as Nira and Andy) are Orlando-based, community-oriented kinksters with a shared passion for rope and education. Originally bonding over self-suspension, the pair began tying in late 2019 and have since become best friends and dedicated tying partners. Volunteers at The Woodshed Orlando, they co-organize the monthly Orlando Rope Bite, help run workshops aiming to teach beginner-level rope bondage, and have traveled nationally to teach. Together their biggest goals have been to keep rope education accessible, risk-aware, and most importantly, fun.

Swasey’s Con Horror Stories (18+)

  • Time Slot: 12:30 – 1:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Cosplay TikTokers Meetup (18+)

  • Time Slot: 12:30 – 1:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Natalicious and Judicieux Welch of South Florida Tiktokers

Calling all cosplayers! Come join the South Florida Tiktokers group as we record some fun tiktoks and show off your awesome cosplay! Don’t worry- we’ll guide you step by step and the easiest dance challenges will be picked. You can film individual tiktoks or dance as a group 🙂

Real Life Social Difficulties Reflected in Anime After Dark (18+)

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Real Life Social Difficulties Reflected in Anime after Dark

Presented by Alvin Luck and Lily of Social Debugging

An intriguing look at how Anime deals with social difficulties and explores if Anime can help in real life. This is our over 18 variant of our main panel. We will be discussing more adult topics when it comes to social difficulties.

My Hero Academia: Night Class (18+)

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Baby

After the teachers are done for the day, come join the unsupervised 18+ memes. Don’t miss this special night school edition of your favorite anime. Only villains do that.

Saturday

Choose a time slot to view the panels and events that start in that time slot.

Writing for Animation with James Cheek

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Guest: James Cheek

Writing for a show that’s already animated should be easy, right… right?! Come learn the basics of writing for animation, hear the deadline horror stories, and working for the biggest names in Anime. 

Morgan Lauré Q & A

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Guest: Morgan Lauré

Meet Morgan Lauré the BTVA’s Voice Actress of the Year for 2018 after winning Breakthrough Actor of the Year for 2012. Morgan is an award winning voice actor with over 200 credits in anime.

The World of MXTX (A BL Panel)

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Presented by Sai

Feudal China. Magic. Gods and Demons. Zombies. And Boy’s Love. These are just a few words to describe what author Mo Xiang Tong Xiu has to offer. Whether your interests are novels, animation, manhua, live action dramas, or even mobile games, you’ll find it from the MXTX.

Anime Films of the 2010s

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Juan Sanmiguel of Orlando Science Fiction Society

A survey of the anime films of 2010s

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Meme

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Baby

ORA ORA ORA or MUDA MUDA MUDA? This question and more will be thought about and never answered as we have a panel as bizarre as the anime! JoJos: WE. HAVE. THE. MEMES.

Cosplay Runway With Fashion Fantasy Ciara

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Fashion Fantasy Ciara

Looking for modeling tips and tricks while in cosplay?! Taking videos while in cosplay can be difficult but it doesn’t have to be! Fashion Fantasy Ciara has a background in modeling and can help fellow cosplayers achieve their goals with this interactive panel!

Yokai Watch: Japanese Folklore in Anime

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Niiicapon and Michael Gacusan

This panel will look at Japanese folklore and its influence in anime. We will look at classic folktales such as Urashima Taro, and Kaguya-hime, animals in folktales such as kitsune and tanuki, as well as the many different youkai creatures that have been presented in anime.

Cosplay Contest Check In

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

From Orlandia to Hollywood: Dorah’s Journey into Voice Acting

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Brittney Karbowski Q&A

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Anime Beyond the Decades

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Sarah Serenity and Lunar Mizaru of Sarah Serenity Magical Cosplay

What better way to celebrate Anime than to look from past to present? Anime Beyond the Decades is a live discussion panel about how anime has improved from the 80s to now in 2022 in art, style and video appeal.

Video Game Tournaments

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 6:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Anime Enamel Pin Trading Meet Up

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Directing in Anime with Jeremy Inman

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Guest Signing Room Open

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 7:00
  • Where: Guest Signing Room | Lime
  • Find guest autograph pricing here.

Dioramalama Ding Dong (Or How to Enjoy Your Action Figure Collection As a Grown-Up)

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Alex Willis and Sarah Birtwell

Do you collect figures and wonder how to enjoy them? Consider making or getting a diorama. Join us as we talk about our interest in figures and creating dioramas for them. Feel free to join in on the conversation or show off your personal work!

Howard Wang Q&A

  • Time Slot: 12:30 – 1:20
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Family Legacy with John & Olivia Swasey

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Wonder what it’s like working as a family team in voice-over? Find out as this father and daughter chat about working together and how being related affects the work.

Streaming 101

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Kaira_themystic_cosplay

So you want to stream, but don’t know where and how to start? Are you a small streamer and looking for tips and tricks? This panel will go over how to get started, programs and fun additions to add.

Idol Fest

  • Time Slot: 1:30 – 3:00
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

Presented by Universe and Apple of Project AppleVerse

Grab your light sticks and get ready to cheer as Florida’s idol groups take the stage and show off their dancing skills at Idol Fest!

It’s Dangerous to Go Alone. Take this Foam Sword! Props 101!

  • Time Slot: 1:30 – 2:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Starry Dragons Cosplay and Jasmine Dragon Designs of Coded Chaos Cosplay

Not sure how to put together that sword, or even what material sot use or where to start? This panel goes over all the basics for ease and budget! Sometimes it can be intimidating to make props, but we promise it can be fun, and sometimes delicious! Pizza box props!

Rumble in Orlandia Goes Wrong!

  • Time Slot: 1:30 – 2:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by CRH Productions

We’re in Orlandia, so what could possibly go wrong? Come find out as our fighters deal with his poor planning, including a cat fight, pillows, and the big finish.

James Cheek Q&A

  • Time Slot: 2:00 – 3:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Japanese Voice Lesson with Kazha

  • Time Slot: 2:00 – 3:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

 

Giant Robot Openings are the BEST

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Gerald Rathkolb of Anime World Order Podcast

Nothing gets you more hyped up than a good giant robot show opening. Come and watch some of the best and, perhaps, find few new favorites!

Anime Dubbing with Dorah

  • Time Slot: 3:00 – 4:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Want to learn how to read an ADR (dubbing) Script? How about getting directed and performing some real anime scenes? Join Dorah in this unique voice acting class, where she will teach and direct audience members using real anime scenes and add scripts curtesy of Adventures in Voice Acting powered by Bang Zoom! Audience members will have a chance to enter to win a free Intro to Voice Acting Workshop courtesy of Adventures in Voice Acting.

90s Anime: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  • Time Slot: 3:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Sean Forster

The 1990s produced some of the greatest anime of all time…but you
probably already know about those. This panel will showcase hidden gems,
amazing plot twists, hilarious English dub re-writes, and possibly the
worst anime ever produced….at least from the 90s.

 

Kpop Dance Contest

  • Time Slot: 3:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Follow the Enemy

Do you like Kpop? Do you like to dance? Come join our Kpop dance contest! Show of your skills to a variety of Kpop songs and impress the judges!

 

My Hero Academia

John Swasey (AFO), Kyle Hebert (Fat Gum), Aaron Roberts (Kamui), Brittney Karbowski (Camie), Howard Wang (Kuroiro), Jeremy Inman (Magne), Morgan Lauré (Rei)

  • Time Slot: 3:30 – 5:00
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

Aaron Pabon Geek Comedian

  • Time Slot: 3:30 – 4:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Stand-up comedian, convention personality, and pop-culturist Aaron Pabon performs his stand up at AFO! Hear his takes on current pop-culture, his experiences at conventions, travels to Japan, and being a dad.

We Promise Makeup isn’t Scary

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

MikuMikuDance for Beginners

  • Time Slot: 4:30 – 5:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Alvin Luck

Do you wish to learn how to do simple 3d animation? Have you ever heard the term MMD and wonder what it meant? Then attend this panel! We will teach you the basics of MikuMikuDance. Note: Host is not a professional 3d animator.

Thirty Years Ago: Anime in 1992

  • Time Slot: 5:00 – 6:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Presented by Daryl Surat of Anime World Order

Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Usagi helped a black cat and Yusuke became a Spirit Detective? Join Daryl Surat (www.animeworldorder.com) for a trip down memory lane as we check out the best anime of 1992! Some may be your PARENTS’ favorite anime when THEY were teens!

Christina Marie Kelly Q&A

  • Time Slot: 5:00 – 6:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

 

 

Kazha Rock Show

  • Time Slot: 5:30 – 6:30
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

The Wonderful World of Japanese Fashion Dolls

  • Time Slot: 5:30 – 6:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Miranda Attales

Let’s take a look at Japanese fashion dolls! We’ll talk about Pullip,
Licca, BJDs, and more! Learn about popular brands, where to buy them,
and pitfalls to look out for.

 

Witcher Game Trivia Panel

with Doug Cockle aka Geralt of Rivia

  • Time Slot: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Unscripted: Digimon Vs Pokemon

  • Time Slot: 6:00 – 7:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Deon Duur and Kaira Prudent

Who came first: Digimon or Pokemon? Bring your opinions to the table and get Unscripted. Let’s see which pocket monsters are the best.

AFO Presents: Iron Gamer

  • Time Slot: 6:30 – 8:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Remember when you would get together and put your skill on the line in person. Iron Gamer remembers so we bring you Iron Gamer: Player 2 Press Start! Come see if you can hold your own against all opponents who are itching to get their hands on a controller.

 

AFO Presents: Happy Happy Cosplay GO! GO! GO! Costume Contest

  • Time Slot: 7:00 – 9:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Stupid Video Panel OF DOOM!

  • Time Slot: 7:00 – 9:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Daryl Surat of Anime World Order

Continuing the fan tradition of appending silly videos to the final 20 minutes of 2-hour SP VHS tapes, Daryl Surat (www.animeworldorder.com) has assembled a myriad of oddities that may or may not have any relation to Japanese pop culture and fandom, but entertaining nevertheless.

Monster Hunter: The Hunt Continues

  • Time Slot: 7:00 – 8:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Urayoan and Melisa Colon

After many years of deep slumber, this panel has hatched from wyvern egg to soar back to AFO 2022. Join us as we meet up at the Guild Hall to meet fellow hunters and quest our way through the JRPG that we love.

Geek Talk with Kyle Hebert

  • Time Slot: 7:30 – 8:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Join voice actor, Kyle Hebert (Dragonball Z, Street Fighter), as he talks all things pop culture.  Movies, TV, games, tech, etc….bring your opinions!

Whose Line is it Anime?!

  • Time Slot: 7:30 – 8:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Roberto Ramos and Loryn Rivera

Have you ever wanted to see Goku and Jotaro have an eating contest or Naruto teaching Deku what Ninjas are? Well you just might. Join us for an hour of laughter as our actors play games and use your suggestions to create improvised scenes that have never been done before.

AFO Presents: Evil Jeopardy

  • Time Slot: 8:30 – 10:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

How I have missed this. Yes I, the one, the only, The Countess is back with my wicked show where I put you in jeopardy, Evil Jeopardy! If you think you are up to the task of winning a game that you already lost, why not try? I enjoy seeing dreams turn to dust, and so does the audience. So if you dare to be part of the show AFO for some reason still lets me run wild with. If you do decide to join, make sure to answer my questions in a way that I like. -C

Orlandia NPCs: Who are you, Really?

  • Time Slot: 8:30 – 9:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by AFO Tavern Team

Have you ever wanted to ask your favorite characters questions? Now’s your chance. Orlandia NPCs will be gathered in one location for you to be able to ask your questions and get to know anything from their favorite drink to their tragic backstory.

Oceania Melody Live!

  • Time Slot: 8:30 – 9:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by ponchama_cosplays and nathaliecosplay of Oceania Melody

Are you a fan of Love Live or Idol Animes? This panel will have it all! Along with two special dance performances by Oceania Melody’s members, we will play games, host a raffle, and give out idol-inspired prizes! Join us and have fun!

Anime Through the Ages Burlesque (18+)

  • Time Slot: 9:00 – 10:00
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

Presented by CRH Productions and Speakeasy Sirens

CRH Productions and Speakeasy Sirens are proud to join forces once again to bring you a burlesque show that travels through time! That’s right, we will be going through the history of Anime to bring you acts with all your favorite waifus and husbandos from every generation!

Voice Actors After Dark (18+)

  • Time Slot: 9:00 – 10:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Boys Love, from the Eyes of a Non-Fujoshi

  • Time Slot: 9:00 – 10:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Niiicapon and Michael Gacusan

“Why watch Boys Love when I’m not into that kind of stuff?!” is something I used to ask when people tried to introduce a BL series to me, until I discovered it’s the concept of romance that’s important. Let’s dive into the world of boys’ love and see what this world has to offer.

Quick Draw After Dark: The Eventual Sequel (18+)

  • Time Slot: 9:00 – 10:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Z. H. Darkstar and Pharrit

After the success of the first QDAD in 2019, we were all pumped and ready for round 2 until the world had other plans. Two years later, it’s time for the adults to let our freak flags fly once again as we judge your hastily drawn debauchery.

20 Years of AFO

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:30
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Fuzzy

Anime Festival Orlando started as a one day anime festival in 2000. Since then it has become Florida’s longest running convention and a fan favorite. Join Larry “Fuzzy” Furry as he delves into the history of AFO, where it has been, where it is, and what the future might hold.

Yuri Plisetsky’s Dance Party (18+)

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Follow the Enemy

Yuri Plisetsky is here to host a late night dance party! Like line dances and kpop? Come dance and hang out with Yuri on Ice!

Terrible Fanfiction Dramatic Reading Theater (18+)

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Presented by Liza Pasha and Daniel Martinez

We’ve all read our fair share of terrible, ridiculous, and just plain strange fanfiction in the deep, dark bowels of the internet. Join us as we act out some of our favorites and read them in silly voices!

Beast Mode: Shonen Edition

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Derrick and Assia of Entertainment Stew

Beast Mode is a unique game show where competitors vie for prizes with a fun, chaotic game filled with trivia, multiple-choice questions, and betrayal! Play with a team or go at it all by yourself. See if you have what it takes to be The Beast Mode Champion!

AFO Presents: 18+ Cosplay Contest

  • Time Slot: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Find the rules and registration form here.

Come see what happens when cosplayers are let out after dark. Who needs best in show? When you are looking for the Breast in Show! Think you can handle the winner of the Best Thirst trap? And will 2B with the Best Ass or not 2B? Come see the cosplays that only fans know about.

The Perfect Khan with John Swasey (18+)

  • Time Slot: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Original animated spy action comedy that you are not going to want to miss.

Date A Waifu / Husbando (18+)

  • Time Slot: 11:00 – 12:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by JetMagnus18

A speed dating event for all the otakus and their waifus, come jump in and find someone you have some things in common with. Maybe find a date for a spicy con romance story, or just find a few friends to hang with this weekend.

A Weeb’s Guide to Warhammer 40k

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 1:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Paul Ross

If you’ve ever been interested in the lore or hobby of Warhammer 40k, this panel’s for you!! Learn an intro to lore and how to get involved with the community and hobby.

Japanese Horror (18+)

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Presented by Mystic NightShadow and Alice Liddell

Mystic and Alice are back! And with more horror from the land of the rising sun. Come hang out in the dark as we riff these clips MST3K style.

Anime Scene It? 18+

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Jennifer Norman and Gina Seeley

Think you know anime? Are you willing to compete against three other teams to prove you’re the best? Come to Anime Scene It guaranteed to challenge even the most knowledgeable anime fan. 18+ edition.  

Late Night Zen

  • Time Slot: 12:30 – 1:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Carrena

Time to kick back and relax after a full day of activities. Wind down with origami, coloring, and good vibes.

More Knotty (18+)

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Presented by: Suolinga and Nirathekitten 

Sponsored by: The Woodshed Orlando

Mistress of Ceremonies (MC): The Countess

Time: Sat 1am to 2am

Note: 18+ ID checked

Overview:

Missed the first time or want to see more of Andy and Nira and the world of rope bondage? Then come to More Knotty. They will discuss the different styles of rope, review general safety, and demonstrate some amazing ways to have fun with little knowledge. They hope to grab a few participants from the crowd to help out! They will end the panel with a rope suspension performance that won’t leave you hanging! 

Creating your own Hentai with MMD (18+)

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Alvin Luck

Do you want to create 3d Hentai? Come learn how to do it in MikuMikuDance. Learn how to avoid mistakes and some tricks on how to make your images and animations look good. Note: basic understanding of MMD is preferred and host is not a professional 3d animator.

Sunday

Choose a time slot to view the panels and events that start in that time slot.

Dorah the Explorer of Voice Over

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

The World of Vtubers

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Gerald Rathkolb of Anime World Order Podcast

Vtubers took off in our collective lockdown, so come and check out what they’re about and maybe you’ll find some you enjoy!

Sports Anime 101

  • Time Slot: 10:00 – 11:00
  • Where: Workshop B | Azalea

Presented by Sai

Sports not your thing? Like anime? Then this panel is for you! Whether you’ve seen a few sports animes or no sports animes at all you’ll find out when anime is involved sports are a whole nother ball game.

Our History of Movement: The Best Of and Q+A

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D

The directors of CRH Productions, Florida’s favorite nerd themed movement show, come to talk about some of our favorite performances we’ve ever done. Showing off acts from Borderlands, Kingdom Hearts, and more! See if of our largest and grandest acts, while learning the stories behind how they were put
together! This show is designed for ALL audiences!

Dubbing Nuts & Bolts with Aaron Roberts

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Subs over Dubs? Dubs over Subs? You’re both wrong! Aaron Roberts shares process insights & stories.

Facing My True Self: Persona and the Nature of the Soul

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Derrick and Assia of Entertainment Stew

With the help of the Persona series, we’re taking a look inside ourselves to see the true nature of the soul. As such, the soul plays an important role not only in the series but also in philosophy.

Competitive Beyblade Tournament Starter Pack

  • Time Slot: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by SSJR and CsCramon of Florida Beyblade Alliance

3, 2 ,1 , Let It Rip!!! Remember when we were immersed into these plastic spinny tops? Ever wonder if there were ACTUAL tournaments? Do YOU want to play in a tournament? We will help you get started! Florida’s Ranked 1 and 5th “Best Bladers” according to Beyblade Premier

Guest Signing Room Open

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 4:30
  • Where: Guest Signing Room | Lime
  • Find guest autograph pricing here.

Anime vs Video Game Recording with Brittney Karbowski

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Panel Room 1 | Largo

Seiun Award: Anime

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 12:30
  • Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Juan Sanmiguel of Orlando Science Fiction Society

Check out the anime recognized by the Seiun Award, Japan’s top Science Fiction award.

Video Game Tournaments

  • Time Slot: 11:30 – 5:00
  • Workshop B | Azalea

Voice Actor Radio Show

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:30
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

AFO Presents Anime Jeopardy ∞

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:30
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

A twist on the classic show where we have the answers and you need to get the questions right. Anime Jeopardy puts the whole audience into the game so you can show off your knowledge about anime, gaming and Japanese culture. With more questions than ever, see how high a score you can get!

Jojo’s Bizarre Musical Quiz

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Paul Ross

Test your Jojo’s and Musical knowledge in this fun and interactive panel about the musical references from Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure!

Kpop/Cpop Dance Class

  • Time Slot: 12:00 – 1:30
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Follow the Enemy

Do you like Kpop? Ever wanted to learn a dance? Come learn a Chinese version of Kpop dance! (No experience dancing? No problem! Teaching to all levels! Just come have fun!)

Kamen Rider 50 Years

Time Slot: 12:30 – 2:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Real Life Social Difficulties Reflected in Anime

  • Time Slot: 1:00 – 2:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Alvin Luck and Lily of Social Debugging

An intriguing look at how Anime deals with social difficulties and explores if Anime can help in real life.

You Don’t Know Anime

  • Time Slot: 1:30 – 3:00
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Jennifer Norman and Gina Seeley

Inspired by the game You Don’t know Jack We pit four players against each other in interactive 10 question games that challenges the contestants’ knowledge of anime. Multiple rounds will be played to ensure that several convention goers get to play!

AFO’s Anime Music Video Contest

  • Time Slot: 2:00 – 4:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Kazha Acoustic Show and Q&A

  • Time Slot: 2:00 – 3:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

That’s Some ‘Fine’ Voice Acting Workout

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

Guest: Dorah Fine

Come workout your voice acting skills with Anime Voice director and the education programs coordinator of Bang Zoom’s Adventures in Voice Acting School. We’ll warm up our voices, learn some basic voice acting strategies and techniques, and some attendees will get to voice act with Bang Zoom audition scripts and receive direction and feedback from Dorah! Audience members will have a chance to enter to win a free Intro to Voice Acting Workshop courtesy of Adventures in Voice Acting.

My Hero Academia Special Lecture: A Clash of Ideologies!

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 3:30
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Presented by Derrick and Assia of Entertainment Stew

Heroes and Villains clash with more than just their quirks, they’re driven by opposing ideologies! Whether you fight for good or revel in evil come and see what makes your opponent ticks as Entertainment Stew delves into the Philosophy behind ‘One for All’ and ‘All for One’.

Kpop/Cpop Dance Party

  • Time Slot: 2:30 – 4:00
  • Where: Open Panel | Magnolia

Presented by Follow the Enemy

Are you a fan of Kpop? What about Cpop? Come have fun and dance to a variety of your favourite songs, from old to new!

AFO Presents: Anime Name That Tune

  • Time Slot: 3:30 – 5:00
  • Where: Game Show Theater | Citron

Anime Name that Tune was at AFO 1 and it would not be AFO without it. Have you kept your ears clear, your wits sharp and your knowledge of game and anime music from the different decades ready? If so you might have what it takes to name that tune.

Waifu Wars

  • Time Slot: 3:30 – 4:30
  • Where: Workshop A | Mandarin

Presented by Jorge Amador Marez

You will defend your Waifu and try to make it to the end of Waifu wars! Who is best girl??? Can you defend your queen?

Toys for Tots Live Auction Fundraiser

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Main Events Room | Salon A, B, C, D

Hot Takes and Pro Tips with Jeremy Inman

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Panel Room 1 | Largo

A Geek’s Guide to Traveling in Japan with Aaron Pabon

  • Time Slot: 4:00 – 5:00
  • Where: Panel Room 2 | Longboat

Many Otakus want to travel to the land of the rising sun. This panel teaches you the ins and outs of how to go to Japan, how to budget, and have fun without coming across like a baka gaijin.

Closing Ceremonies & Act II of Tales of Orlandia

  • Time Slot: 5:00 – 6:00
  • Where: Main Events | Salon A, B, C, D