One of AFO’s most unique and most interactive traditions is its Game Show Theater. For many years, we’ve welcomed our attendees to step right up and prove themselves among their anime-loving peers.

There will be events running in the theater all weekend long, but the events below are the ones hosted by our Game Show Theater hosts and hostesses.

Show Descriptions AFO 2022

Anime & Video Games Explained Badly

Time: Friday- 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 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.


Will the Countess Beat You? …at Soulcalibur VI?

Time: Friday 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: 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 Soulcalibur VI. Who will be the victor after the grueling battle has ended?


Evening with The Countess

Time: Friday 8:00pm

Location: 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.


Iron Gamer: P2 Press Start

Time: Saturday-  6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: 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.


Evil Jeopardy

Time: Saturday-  8:30pm to 10:00pm

Location: 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


Anime Jeopardy

Time: Sunday- Noon (12:00pm) to 1:30pm

Location: 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!


Anime Name that Tune

Time: Sunday- 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Location: 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.