July 25, 2011 (Baltimore, MD) – American Cosplay Paradise (ACParadise)
has once again teamed up with Industry partners to bring you some
great cosplay events at Otakon 2011! Featuring some of the hottest
series, you’re guaranteed to find something to keep you busy
throughout the weekend! For those unable to attend, be sure to keep
your eyes glued to ACParadise.com, where we’ll be providing ongoing
photo and video coverage straight from the convention floor.
The following times and places are subject to change – for the latest
updates, please check http://www.acparadise.com
Blue Exorcist Cosplay Gathering
Where: Aniplex Booth
When: Friday, July 29, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Cosplayers from ACParadise will be representing the main characters
from Blue Exorcist, and encouraging fans to stop by for some great
photos. If you’re unfamiliar with the series, now’s your chance to get
familiar with it by seeing the eclectic characters brought to life and
talking with the show’s biggest fans! There will be giveaways including
Kuro keychains, posters, clearfiles all from Blue Exorcist!
Blue Exorcist Cosplayers will also be stationed at the Aniplex Booth Friday
and Saturday so if you can't make the gathering, you'll still get photo ops
with your favorite Blue Exorcist characters!
Durarara Panel with Izaya and Simon
Where: Panel 1
When: Saturday, July 30, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Johnny Yong Bosch, the voice of Izaya Orihara and Patrick Seitz, the voice of Simon Brezhnev will be attending the panel and we'll be showing exclusive reels and bloopers too!
Durarara Autograph Session
Where: Aniplex Booth
When: Saturday, July 30, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Johnny Yong Bosch, the voice of Izaya Orihara from Durarara will be having an autograph session,
assisted by ACParadise cosplayers. Stop by, say hi, and get an
Durarara Cosplayer Gathering
Where: Aniplex Booth
When: Saturday, July 30, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ACParadise will be encouraging cosplayers and fans of Durarara to stop
by the Aniplex booth for a gathering. Show your love for Durarara,
either via cosplay or simply wearing something yellow – prizes will be
given out to enthusiastic fans!
Gundam Unicorn Autograph Sessions
Friday, July 29, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Saturday, July 30, 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Sunday, July 31, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Where: Bandai/Aniplex Booth
Come get autographs from your favorite Gundam Unicorn voice actors at the booth and special poster as well!
Hetalia: Axis Powers OPERATION RAINBOW
Model United Nations
When: Friday, July 29 10 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Panel 2/Ballroom I-II
Back for a second round at Otakon, HetaMUN (Hetalia Model United Nations) combines the hilarious personalities and quirks of the popular Hetalia franchise with the academic phenomenon of United Nations role-play: Model United Nations. The topics may be out of this world but the simulation is authentic and the debate is real.
Hetalia Cosplayer Gathering
When: Friday, July 29 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Outdoor Fountains
Join us at the fountain area just outside the Baltimore Convention Center (between the convention center and the Inner Harbor) for a Hetalia gathering of truly epic international proportions. All are invited to attend and witness this gathering--you do not need to be in cosplay. FUNimation will be on hand to take lots of pictures. We'd love to have as many people there as possible so we can show the Hetalia staff on both sides of the Pacific just how much we all love this series!
Hetalia World Series Premiere and East Meets West Q&A
When: Saturday, July 30, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: Panel 3/ Ballroom I-II
Last year's event was amazing and FUNimation's back to bring the rainbow once again. Join members of Hetalia's staff and cast from both sides of the Pacific as we show select episodes from Hetalia World Series for the first time EVER before its release this winter. Want to ask your favorite nation a question or wonder what goes into bringing Hetalia to you? Following the premiere will be an exciting question and answer session followed by a sneak peek at the feature film releasing this Winter, Hetalia - Paint it. WHITE!. Panelists: Mr. Akira Sasamuna (Austria), Mr. Bob Shirohata (Original series director) Mr. J. Michael Tatum (France), Mr. Scott Freeman (Britain), Mr. Scott Sager (ADR Director, Egypt). Mr. Patrick Seitz (Germany) Moderated by Charlene Ingram (FUNimation Hetalia Brand Manager). Make sure you stay 'til the end!
Hetalia: Axis Powers Autograph Sessions
Saturday, July 30, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Autograph 3
Please limit the autographed items to ONE official Hetalia merchandise item, out of respect to our Japanese guests, and / or the 12" x 18" Hetalia: Paint it White poster that will be given away at the Premiere panel and at the autograph sessions. To ensure that everyone is able to get through the autograph line, all of the guests will sign the items.
Madoka Magica Premiere and Q&A with Mr. Iwakami
When: Friday, July 29, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Video Room 5 HD
The American Premiere of Madoka Magica comes to Otakon with the first three episodes, subtitled for you!
Following the premiere will be the Q&A featuring the special guest, the Producer of Madoka Magica, Mr. Iwakami!
If you're interested in upcoming projects from our special guest, don't forget he has his own panel:
When: Saturday, July 30, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Panel 2
He'll also be signing autographs there too! There will be limited edition Garden of Sinners posters for autographs!
Madoka Magica Cosplayer Gathering
When: Saturday, July 30, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Where: Aniplex Booth
Things get magical as ACP cosplayers surround the Bandai/Aniplex booth for the
Be sure to also obtain the Exclusive Madoka Magica poster for $5! Proceeds will be donated to Japan Relief. http://otakon.com/madokaposter.asp
You can obtain yours from the Otakon Merchandise table!
Stay tuned, we might have even more last minute events for you all!
About American Cosplay Paradise
Founded in 2000, American Cosplay Paradise (ACP) serves as an
extensive database for cosplayers, people who dress up in costumes.
Members contribute pictures of their costumes, which are sorted by
series and character for easy searching. ACParadise also works with
our industry partners to provide cosplayers for events and
conventions, allowing distributors to meet their strongest fans. With
live photo and video coverage of the various anime conventions in the
US, ACP is one of the leading resources for finding costumes of your
favorite anime, manga, and videogame characters. For more information
can be found at its website http://www.acparadise.com
American Cosplay Paradise