Anime Dating Game – Hosted by Dezzy Diamond,
ADG is just like the “Dating Game” of
yesteryear TV, but with an anime twist! Get
ready for lots of laughs and fun watching a
bachelor and bachelorette quiz three
prospective matches over four rounds. There
will be a romantic prize for the winners in
each round. Sign up at the convention by
stopping at the Dezzy Diamond Cosplay table
in the Vendor room.
Anime Murder Mystery – Eight cosplayers will
be chosen from the audience and will be given
a common anime archetype to play. One of
the participants will be designated as the
murderer and 2 of the remaining 7 truth
tellers. The host, Brooke Mills, along with
the group will come up with a basic idea of
how the mythical crime was committed.
Advanced Cosplay – Hosted by Digital
Outburst. All about advanced techniques
that you’ll need to know when building armor
to cosplay characters from games like Gears
of War & Halo. Also learn how to build your
own steampunk costume pieces and
accessories. Complex sewing, painting and
embellishment techniques presented.
Autographs – Get yer autographs here!!!
Everyone wants an autograph, so please be
considerate of the people behind you and
move along quickly and politely. There is a
limit of two autographs per actor, per
attendee and “no photos with the actors”
will be strictly enforced.
Beat ‘Em Up Boffers - Beat ‘Em Up Boffers
is an independent, local group of
individuals with a simple philosophy: “Self
discovery through conflict.” Fight one-on-
one, in teams, or participate in a number of
games. Find them near the registration line.
(Small fee to fight.)
Calligraphy Demonstration – Presented by
Roger Pratt of the Japan America Society.
Roger will demonstrate the art of
calligraphy which was introduced to Japan by
Chinese Buddhist monks who practiced it as a
means to spiritual enhancement. During the
Heian period, calligraphy became more
popular due to the exquisite mastership of
three men, who were later called The Three
Great Brushes. Learn about the beauty of
this graceful art form. Mizuumi-Con thanks
JASSA for participating!
Chainmail Demo – Presented by William Dewar
and company, this panel will demonstrate the
basics of creating handmade chainmail.
Confident Cosplay – How to gain confidence
in your cosplaying abilities, deal with
difficult people in the fandom, and explain
the allure to friends, family and newcomers.
By Katie Brockman of Nekomata Cosplay.
Cosplay – See individuals and groups show
off their costumes at this competitive event!
This year the categories of the competition
are: Best Costume (Age 13 and up), Best
Kids’ Costume (Age 12 and under), Best Fairy
Tail-themed Costume and Best Skit. With
emcees Sharon Gloria & Lacey R. Beaty and an
expert panel of judges: Digital Outburst!
Prizes provided by OLLU’s Institutional
Advancement Division. Thanks!
Cosplay 101 – Hosted by veteran cosplayer
Dezzy Diamond. Learn everything you never
knew you wanted to know about cosplay.
Cosplay Chess – The Official Texas Cosplay
Chess Group brings you an action-packed game
of human chess with cosplay characters
fighting epic mini-battles to gain victory
over the opposing side. A very exciting
Cosplay Dodgeball – Just what you’d think it
is! Have fun trying to dodge, weave, catch
or shoot the ball at your fellow cosplayers.
Presented by The Official Texas Cosplay
Chess Group. Play at your own risk. Not
responsible for accidents. Side effects may
include fun, choice exclamations, damaged
costumes and ROTFL.
Cosplay Wigs - Hosted by Dezzy Diamond.
Want to know the basics of wig construction?
Learn the tools of the trade and some
amazing techniques. Dezzy will demonstrate
how to get started in wig making and point
you in the right direction to begin making
your very own costume wigs.
DC Universe Online – Samantha Inoue-Harte,
Claire Hamilton, and Alexander Brandon are
here to talk about this popular free-to-play
online game based on the DC Comics universe.
All three actors voice prominent characters
in the game. Check it out free online at
Dr Who – Presented by Samantha Inoue-Harte
and Odie Carnes. Whovians Unite! Whether you
love Dr Who or have never seen an episode,
this is the panel for you. Lots of great
info and discussion on the British
television series that has entertained fans
since 1963. Who’s your favorite Dr?
Four Magical Young Souls Running – Featuring
Aaron Dismuke, Jamie Marchi, Newton Pittman
& Stephanie Young. See our four headlining
guests on stage talking about their careers
and experiences in voice acting. You’re sure
to enjoy their great stories and have a few
Harlem Shake – If you haven’t seen a Harlem
Shake video…where U been??? Come and join
us at 1pm in the Mall area (where the food
vendors are) and be part of what will
probably be the BEST Harlem Shake video ever
made by a bunch of cosplayers and crazy,
Homestuck Q&A – Tired of having Homestuck
creator Andrew Hussie cleverly dodge all your
questions? We’re here to help! We’ve
assembled your favorite Homestuck characters
in cosplay and they’ll be ready to answer
all your most personal questions! Hosted by
How to Get Into the Video Game Industry -
Staff from KingsIsle Entertainment will give
you the inside story on how to get started
in the video game industry. If you want to
be an artist, designer, marketer, musician,
voice actor, or writer, you can learn a lot
from these Austin pros who eat, sleep , and
breathe video games. Check out their site
How to Survive a Con – A basic survival
guide for anime conventions. Get info on
time & money management, health & hygiene
and how to make the most of your con. If
you plan to go to bigger cons like San Japan,
A-Kon, or even Anime Expo, you need to
learn these important tricks and tips. Go
home happy at the end of any convention with
helpful information from convention veteran
Invader Zim’s Invasion – Presented by Radar
Ratliff. You’ve heard of Invader Zim, right?
No? It’s an American series that premiered
on Nickelodeon in 2001. An extraterrestrial
named Zim from the planet Irk is trying to
conquer and destroy Earth. The show has
maintained a cult following, despite running
for less than two seasons. Radar will talk
about why it’s so awesome.
Jamie Marchi’s Bewitched Souls – Drop in to
meet voice actress Jamie Marchi, who has
been in 107 anime titles and counting! Not
only is she a talented anime voice actor,
but she has also voiced characters in the
popular video game Borderlands 2 and others.
She’s worked behind the scenes in anime as a
script writer and ADR director too. Don’t
miss your chance to hear her presentation .
You’re going to be…bewitched!
Japanese Paper Doll Making – Presented by
Rieko Johnson and Yoshie Green of the Japan
America Society. Learn how to make a
Japanese Paper Doll for Hina Matsuri (March
3), a Japanese holiday. In Japan, this day
is devoted to Japanese paper dolls that wear
traditional kimonos. See the beauty and
artistry involved in this traditional craft.
Mizuumi-Con thanks JASSA for participating!
K-Pop Variety Games - You will get the
chance to play popular variety show games
that K-Pop idols often do with the audience.
There will be tons of prizes to be won and
fun activities for everyone to do. Presented
by Rachel Torres.
Karaoke & J-Pop Karaoke – with your emcees,
Digital Outburst. The first part of the
evening will consist of DJ Jorge’s vast
collection of karaoke songs, so sign up
early, as the line gets long. About halfway
though, we’ll switch to J-Pop Karaoke
presented by San Japan (san-japan.org). No
matter what you want to sing, we’ve got you
covered. And if you get your fill of
singing, go check out the Rave running
concurrently in Chapel Auditorium.
Make-Up/FX – A demonstration by Digital
Outburst on blending techniques for
prosthetics and building prosthetics using
common and cheap materials (like toilet
paper and school glue) to do FX (or makeup
effects) for cosplay or Halloween. Learn
something new to add to your cosplay!
Mr Creepy Pasta - Speculated to be either a
strange blue alien in a gas mask who feeds
off of the fear of his viewers, an Eldritch
nightmare experiment, or possibly an Elijah
Wood look-alike, MrCreepyPasta made his
debut on YouTube two years ago, narrating
scary stories from the Internet called
“creepy pastas” (hence the name). Since then
he’s grown to over one-hundred thousand
subscribers, with a massive fan base that
has never seen his face, but have become
addicted to his chilling narrations of
stories such as the famous “Jeff the Killer”
series, and “The Russian Sleep Experiment”.
Join us for his FIRST EVER convention panel
as he attempts to make us all fear the dark
while reading creepy pastas live alongside
fellow YouTube narrator MissShadowLovely.
Check out his channel on YouTube at
My Little Pony Panel – A panel on all things
pony and brony. Join Andrew Tschoepe and the
local San Antonio Bronies as they wax on
pony philosophy, explain why friendship
really is magic, and discuss how ponies
became an internet phenomenon.
Newton Pittman’s Ice Magic Guild – Gray
Fullbuster is an ice magic wielder and is
always at the ready to drop a few articles
of clothing— but what about the man whose
voice brings the character to life? Join
Newton, the man behind the voice, as he
tells all about his time as Gray and other
characters. Newton is also giving away two
extremely rare prizes during this panel, so
enter the drawing and possibly win some cool
Original-Gamer.com’s Video Game Jeopardy -
Hosted by Oscar Gonzalez and his staff.
Think you know everything about video games?
Time to prove it! Three lucky players will
be able to compete for FREE GAMES! Don’t
fret if you don’t get picked; audience
members have a chance to win games and other
goodies too! Stick around after the game to
ask the guys from Original-Gamer.com about
the industry, video game journalism and
Pirate 101 – Learn about this family
friendly MMO from the people who created it!
Hosted by KingsIsle Entertainment’s Jeff
Toney (Principal Artist), Sam Johnson
(Creative Design Lead), Beau Paul (Associate
Content Writer), Lyndsey Koehler (Associate
Producer [Audio]), TJ O’Leary (Senior Sound
Designer), Eric Kearns (Senior Artist), Tom
Purdue (Community Manager), Jesse Scoble
(Senior Content Designer), and Jeff Wand
(Marketing Artist) for the phenomenally
popular online game Pirate101. KingsIsle’s
kid safe games have been honored with awards
from the National Parenting Publication,
Beckett Massive Online Gamer Magazine,
Massively.com and MMORPG.com. Pirate101,
and their other game Wizard101, are both
free-to-play and can be found online at
pirate101.com and wizard101.com. Look in
your registration bag for a very special
FREE gift compliments of KingsIsle
Plus Size Cosplay - For all the lovely
ladies and guys with a little more to love.
Cosplay is for everyone but it doesn’t
always feel that way. Pick up some tips for
the plus size cosplayer and get help with
what to do to make your cosplay look great
on you. Presented by Cassie Maldonado.
Rave - Get your dance on at the Mizuumi-Con
Rave! First, join Digital Outburst’s Miranda
to learn some awesome glowsticking moves,
then sign up for the Raver’s Delight contest
at the Octane Toys table. It’s your chance
to go on stage and show off what you can do!
The best glowstick performer by audience
applause will win the Rave Prize package,
provided by Octane Toys. And if you get your
fill of raving, go check out karaoke running
concurrently in the Red Room.
Running from Zombies with Aaron Dismuke -
Everyone knows that Aaron Dismuke loves
Pocky, but what he loves even more is
surviving the zombie apocalypse *while*
eating Pocky! Join Aaron as he reveals the
“dos and don’ts” of a zombie epidemic and
the best way to survive. Who knows… maybe
he’ll choose one of you as his second in
San Antonio Public Library – Stephanie
Vazquez, Teen Services Librarian, and other
library staff will be on hand to sign
attendees up for a San Antonio Public
Library card and provide information about
free library resources and activities
including Teen Anime and Manga Clubs and
Teen Library Leadership Groups. Our San
Antonio Public Library has an excellent
collection of Anime DVDs, Blu-Rays, and
Manga that you’ll be able to check out FREE
once you have your library card. They’ll
also have button making equipment so you can
participate in their free “create you own
Scavenger Hunt - Presented by Digital
Outburst. Scour the campus of Our Lady of
the Lake University for the clues that will
lead you to everlasting glory, ultimate
victory, and a cool prize! The first team or
individual to return wins! The map in the
front of this book will help you. All sites
will be WEST (to the left) of 24th Street,
so keep your eyes peeled.
Self Defense 101 - Vince of Digital
Outburst will be showing you some useful
moves for defending yourselves against all
means of attackers—vampires, zombies, and
fanboys, among others. Vince has earned his
4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has
been practicing the martial art for 20
Star Wars Panel – Hosted by members of the
Sith Shadow Council of Texas. Topics will
include sabers, dueling (various
techniques/styles/demos), trooping basics,
costuming basics, Star Wars and Disney (the
merger, possible pros/cons, the future), and
episode VII (what can we expect, what do we
expect, when can we expect it, what
additionally can come of it?) Be here for
all things Star Wars, and see some really
great costumes. Or is that the REAL Lord
Steampunk 101: A Crash Course - Gypsies
Welcome, with help from the Wayward
Albatross, is excited to be presenting a
crash course on the multifaceted gem we call
Steampunk. Come learn a little about the
genre, the community, the sub categories,
and the multicultural possibilities of
Steampunk. The Steampunk community is
growing rapidly and there are events and
meetups happening all the time. Get ye to
the panel, good sir and/or madam!
Stephanie Young in Concert with The Brehms
Band – The Brehms Band brings a new, jazzy,
cool sound to Mizuumi-Con 6! Like no artist
we’ve heard before, their retro sound is
infused with a little dash of cocktail chic.
This sensational duo will impress you. Catch
them performing live on the Main Events
stage, and don’t forget to check out their
website at thebrehmsband.com.
Tea Ceremony – Presented by Rieko Johnson
and Masako Shirahama of the Japan America
Society. The Tea Ceremony is a choreographic
ritual of preparing and serving Japanese
Green Tea, called Matcha, together with
traditional Japanese sweets to balance with
the bitter taste of the tea. Preparing tea in
this ceremony means pouring all one’s
attention into the predefined movements.
The whole process is not about drinking tea,
but is about aesthetics, preparing a bowl of
tea from one’s heart. If you enter late,
please remember to maintain a respectful
quiet. Tea Ceremonies are rarely presented
with microphones or amplification, so noise
will prevent the audience from enjoying the
ceremony. Mizuumi-Con thanks JASSA for
Video Game Voice-Over - Samantha Inoue-
Harte, Claire Hamilton, and Alexander
Brandon talk about what it is like in the
booth recording voice-over for video games.
All are experienced voice actors and will
tell you what goes on behind the scenes. If
you want to be a voice actor, or you’re just
a fan, you’re sure to enjoy this chat. Have
your questions ready and don’t be shy. The
voice actors don’t bite…much.
Young Frankenstein – Based on the comedic
1974 Mel Brooks film of the same name, Young
Frankenstein will be presented with live
actors on stage by After Midnight
Productions. You’re guaranteed to laugh and
have a great time during this evening
::: OTHER EVENTS AND INFO :::
Art Contests – The Badge AND Program Cover
contests winner is Catherine “Kitty”
Kennedy! Read all about her at
mizuumicon.org/art-contest. You can check
out her art at kuraiodoru.deviantart.com, on
the cover of this book, and of course on
every badge at the convention. We’re very
happy to have this great art and wonderful
artist as a part of Mizuumi-Con 6.
Card Game Tournaments – Several card gaming
tournaments are planned, including Magic:
The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh. Visit the
Tabletop Gaming & Collectible Card Gaming
area in the cafeteria to see the schedule.
Console Gaming Tournaments – We’re happy to
partner with Critical Hit Gaming
(facebook.com/CriticalHitTX) for several
console gaming tournaments throughout the
day in UWAC room 104. That’s directly behind
the registration desk and in the same
building as the Vendor room. Bringing your
own controller is encouraged, and wired
controllers are preferred. There will be a
$5 entry fee per tournament, except for the
free tournaments at 7pm.
1pm: Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition
PlayStation All-Stars (Free for All)
2pm: Mortal Kombat
3pm: Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
4pm: Halo 4
5pm: Super Smash Brothers Melee
7pm: Bomberman (Free for All) (No entry fee)
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Zombies (No entry fee)
Outside Events/Demos -
A number of outside events are planned, as
well as demo tables and areas. Don’t miss
the Sumo Bounce near Metz Hall (left of #8
on your map). See the grid schedule in your
registration bag for times.
Video Room – Don’t forget to check out the
video room in Fine Arts building room 200 to
watch some cool anime, rest for a while,
and get out of the heat. No food or drink,