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Friday, November 16
 

4:00pm

Screening: Crest of the Stars (eps 1-2)
[TV-14] A massive, highly advanced alien civilization called the Abh Empire invades the human-inhabited planet of Martine. Seven years later, his son meets a spirited Abh princess who will guide him through an impending intergalactic war.

Speakers
KS

Kristyn Souder

Kristyn is happy to return to Philcon to present her thoughts on anime, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, con-running, and all things geek. In addition to heading the Anime Track at Philcon, she is the Vice Chair of Zenkaikon, a local anime and sci-fi convention. Her hobbies include watching... Read More →
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:00pm

Screening: Crest of the Stars (eps 3-4)
[TV-14] A massive, highly advanced alien civilization called the Abh Empire invades the human-inhabited planet of Martine. Seven years later, his son meets a spirited Abh princess who will guide him through an impending intergalactic war.

Speakers
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Friday November 16, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

6:00pm

From East to West: The Changing Face of Animation
For many years, one of the hallmarks of anime has been progressive story arcs where characters evolve across episodes and seasons. Compare this to episodic Western animation where status quo is king. However, due in part to Western animators who grew up on anime, this is beginning to change. This panel will examine how this and many other attributes of anime have influenced and inspired Western animation.

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller and... Read More →
BT

Brian T. Graening-Price

Brian T. Price was hooked on japanese animation at an early age after his exposure to "Battle Of The Planets" in the first grade. But it wasn't until a chance meeting in New York City circa 1987 that he learned about organized anime fandom in the form of the Animation/Fantasy Association... Read More →
CP

Carl Paolino

Carl Paolino is a veteran of the entertainment industry. As a producer, director, screenwriter, and production designer, his credits include feature films, television series, music videos, Broadway shows, and television commercials. His animated productions include: MTV’s Celebrity... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm

Mobile Suit Lyrical Nanoha
A look at the Mecha Genre's influence on "Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha." Nanoha Takamachi's journey may have started with saving a talking ferret, but her world has more in common with that of Gundam Pilot Amuro Ray than that of other Magical Girls. Join us as we explore how the Nanoha franchise has taken inspiration from the Mecha genre.

Speakers
JH

James Hicks

A founding member of the DC-based panel troupe "Winning The War On Pants", James "Shep" Hicks has presented panels on a variety of topics within the anime fandom.
NT

Nathan Thatcher

A new presenter for Philcon's 2017 Anime track.


Friday November 16, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm

Venture Bros. Returns!
Fourteen years ago, an animated cartoon show on Adult Swim paved the way for the idea of a shared cross continuity entertainment universe. Blending elements from comics, pulp, science fiction, spy shows, Scooby Doo, and David Bowie and putting them against the backdrop of a failed Jet Age future...and now it's back!

Speakers
OH

Orenthal Hawkins

Orenthal V. Hawkins is an IT professional and a self-described Pop Culture Fiend. He is also adorkable, geektastic & delightfully nerdy. He is also 100% original and not a reboot. From B-movies to anime, from Old Time Radio to the Golden Age of Television, comic books and the film... Read More →
KK

Kim Kindya

Kim Kindya is a freelance web content manager, editor, writer, and event planne. She has worked at the SoHo ArtHouse (formerly the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art) in New York City, where she organized the successful AniMiniCon SoHo anime convention for 3 years. She has also been a producer... Read More →
PT

Phillip Thorne

Interested in everything, especially if it can be organized and analyzed, except for sportsball. "Everything" includes LEGO bricks, vintage science magazines, international travel plans, linguistics, and macroeconomic time series databases. Affiliated with Philcon since 2001 as repeat... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm

Anime Blinded Me with Science
When most people think of sci-fi anime they think of legendary giant robots, but some sci-fi anime gets the science more right than you may think!

Speakers
avatar for Walter Amos

Walter Amos

das Kriegsministerium
Walter first developed an interest in Japanese animation with the premiere of "Star Blazers" in 1979 on WTAF TV 29 in Philadelphia, after already succumbing to science fiction in general. He attempted to catch a movie version of this series at Philcon 1984, but missed it and instead... Read More →
RF

Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
BJ

Ben Jorritsma

Ben's interests include Anime, hard and soft sciences, promoting DIY/Maker culture, and promoting agricultural awareness.
RC

Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00pm

Anime Armaments & Toon Tactics
Join us as we discuss the all-too-rare accurate depictions of military hardware, tactics and strategy in animation.

Speakers
avatar for Walter Amos

Walter Amos

das Kriegsministerium
Walter first developed an interest in Japanese animation with the premiere of "Star Blazers" in 1979 on WTAF TV 29 in Philadelphia, after already succumbing to science fiction in general. He attempted to catch a movie version of this series at Philcon 1984, but missed it and instead... Read More →
RF

Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
BT

Brian T. Graening-Price

Brian T. Price was hooked on japanese animation at an early age after his exposure to "Battle Of The Planets" in the first grade. But it wasn't until a chance meeting in New York City circa 1987 that he learned about organized anime fandom in the form of the Animation/Fantasy Association... Read More →
RC

Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00pm

Bad Anime, Bad! 2018 Edition
The pain! Oh dear God, the pain!! How could you ever allow these shows to see the light of day?! Do you think sanity is overrated? Want utter oblivion to be your best friend? Strap yourselves in for the worst of the worst the animation industry has to offer!

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller and... Read More →
BT

Brian T. Graening-Price

Brian T. Price was hooked on japanese animation at an early age after his exposure to "Battle Of The Planets" in the first grade. But it wasn't until a chance meeting in New York City circa 1987 that he learned about organized anime fandom in the form of the Animation/Fantasy Association... Read More →


Friday November 16, 2018 11:00pm - Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00am

Screening: Hellsing (eps 1-4)
[TV-MA] The rogue vampire Alucard is the Hellsing Organization's deadliest instrument in its mission to protect the British Empire from undead ghouls and satanic freaks.

Speakers
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Saturday, November 17
 

9:00am

Screening: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (eps 1-2)
[TV-14] Kyon is a cynical and sarcastic teenager. The first day of his first year of high school is filled with hopes of a normal school experience—hopes that are immediately dashed after meeting the beautiful and eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya. At Kyon’s accidental suggestion, she decides to create her own club dedicated to finding and observing life’s oddities—like the aliens, espers, and time travelers she believes walk among normal people.

Speakers
KS

Kristyn Souder

Kristyn is happy to return to Philcon to present her thoughts on anime, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, con-running, and all things geek. In addition to heading the Anime Track at Philcon, she is the Vice Chair of Zenkaikon, a local anime and sci-fi convention. Her hobbies include watching... Read More →
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00am

Screening: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (eps 3-4)
[TV-14] Kyon is a cynical and sarcastic teenager. The first day of his first year of high school is filled with hopes of a normal school experience—hopes that are immediately dashed after meeting the beautiful and eccentric Haruhi Suzumiya. At Kyon’s accidental suggestion, she decides to create her own club dedicated to finding and observing life’s oddities—like the aliens, espers, and time travelers she believes walk among normal people.

Speakers
KS

Kristyn Souder

Kristyn is happy to return to Philcon to present her thoughts on anime, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, con-running, and all things geek. In addition to heading the Anime Track at Philcon, she is the Vice Chair of Zenkaikon, a local anime and sci-fi convention. Her hobbies include watching... Read More →
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am

I Mustn't Run Away…I Mustn't Run Away…An Evangelion Debate Panel
Who is the best Evangelion Pilot? What do the last 2 episodes really mean? Is Hideaki Anno legitimately insane or just a misunderstood artist? Join us for an open debate and discussion on the groundbreaking anime "Neon Genesis Evangelion"

Speakers
JH

James Hicks

A founding member of the DC-based panel troupe "Winning The War On Pants", James "Shep" Hicks has presented panels on a variety of topics within the anime fandom.
NT

Nathan Thatcher

A new presenter for Philcon's 2017 Anime track.


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm

Who Framed Roger Rabbit: 30th Anniversary
Join us as we remember the film that broke all the rules and set the benchmark for future movies. What made it so groundbreaking? Does it still hold up today?

Speakers
DK

Daniel Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award from the New England Science Ficion Association. A veteran film critic, he was a Hugo finalist for "Jar Jar Binks Must Die." He is the author of a number of short stories, as well as Compton Crook finalist for "Shh! It's... Read More →
RR

Ray Ridenour

I'm a long time fan (since 1966) and artist. At conventions I've exhibited paintings, drawings and stained glass windows. I've acted and sang in fan-musicals, been on many panels and have also moderated quite a few. Outside of fandom, I've created commercial displays for department... Read More →
RR

Rebecca Robare

Dr. Rebecca Robare has a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and has worked as a college professor, camp counselor, science writer, library book-shelver, dishwasher, brain wave recorder, and cognitive simulation builder, before landing in her current job of statistical analyst. She is always... Read More →
MA

Michael A. Ventrella

Although primarily known as "that guy who predicted the Hodor plot," Michael A. Ventrella would rather be known for his humorous novels like "Bloodsuckers: A Vampire Runs for President" and "The Axes of Evil." He edits the "Tales from Fortannis"anthologies as well as the "Baker Street... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm

Social Progress at 24 Frames per Second
Many animations have been ahead of the social curve. Tezuka's Bagi protested animal experimentation in 1984. More recently, Golden Kamuy features an Ainu main character, while Code Geass depicts Japanese people being treated like Koreans have been treated in Japan. This panel will delve into the ways in which anime has challenged the social norms of Japan from the past to the present.

Speakers
avatar for Walter Amos

Walter Amos

das Kriegsministerium
Walter first developed an interest in Japanese animation with the premiere of "Star Blazers" in 1979 on WTAF TV 29 in Philadelphia, after already succumbing to science fiction in general. He attempted to catch a movie version of this series at Philcon 1984, but missed it and instead... Read More →
SB

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller and... Read More →
RF

Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
BJ

Ben Jorritsma

Ben's interests include Anime, hard and soft sciences, promoting DIY/Maker culture, and promoting agricultural awareness.


Saturday November 17, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm

Shoujo Manga that Breaks the Mold
Shoujo manga is rife with tropes and clichés, yet it is the genre that introduced many to anime and manga. And while we enjoyed it, we’ve picked some of the best series that defy the genre while still being the light-hearted romantic comedies that we love.

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm

Anime for Sci-Fi Fans
Do you keep walking by the "anime track", but aren't really sure about this anime stuff? Are you curious, but don't know where to start? This the panel for you! In this panel, we'll discuss some great series and movies for beginners to the anime, where you can watch them, and ways they may be both different and similar to traditional U.S. fare. Bring your favorite movie or genre, and we'll try find a show for you!

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller and... Read More →
RF

Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
KK

Kim Kindya

Kim Kindya is a freelance web content manager, editor, writer, and event planne. She has worked at the SoHo ArtHouse (formerly the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art) in New York City, where she organized the successful AniMiniCon SoHo anime convention for 3 years. She has also been a producer... Read More →
RC

Robert C. Roman

Robert C Roman is an author of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Steam Punk, Space Opera, Superheroes, and Paranormal Romance. Robert has taken a long and winding path to get where he is today. Finally growing tired of life of adventure, Robert settled down with the Ur-Goth and began spawning... Read More →
KS

Kristyn Souder

Kristyn is happy to return to Philcon to present her thoughts on anime, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, con-running, and all things geek. In addition to heading the Anime Track at Philcon, she is the Vice Chair of Zenkaikon, a local anime and sci-fi convention. Her hobbies include watching... Read More →
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

4:00pm

Inuyasha: Feminism in a Feudal Fairy Tale (90 min)
Rumiko Takahashi’s hit series is beloved around the world for blending action, fantasy, and romance. Let’s take a closer look at the unique cast of women that fight demons, protect their loved ones, stand up for what’s right, and sometimes are as evil as Naraku himself.

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:30pm

Screening: My Hero Academia (ep 1)
[TV-14] It’s an exciting age of heroes, where most people develop supernatural abilities known as Quirks. Bright-eyed kids like Izuku Midoriya — Deku for short — dream of the day they become champions of the people. There’s just one little problem standing in Deku’s way. In a world full of heroes, he’s Quirkless.

Speakers
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Saturday November 17, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

6:00pm

Screening: My Hero Academia (eps 2-3)
[TV-14] It’s an exciting age of heroes, where most people develop supernatural abilities known as Quirks. Bright-eyed kids like Izuku Midoriya — Deku for short — dream of the day they become champions of the people. There’s just one little problem standing in Deku’s way. In a world full of heroes, he’s Quirkless.

Speakers
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Saturday November 17, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm

Screening: My Hero Academia (eps 4-5)
[TV-14] It’s an exciting age of heroes, where most people develop supernatural abilities known as Quirks. Bright-eyed kids like Izuku Midoriya — Deku for short — dream of the day they become champions of the people. There’s just one little problem standing in Deku’s way. In a world full of heroes, he’s Quirkless.

Speakers
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Saturday November 17, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm

The New Wave of Animated Royalty
Once upon a time in the West, the profession of "Princessing" was little more than glittering gowns, fuzzy woodland creatures, saccharine sing-a-longs and sporadic spunkiness. Enter the 21st Century: the next generation of animators, empowered by social change and raised on bolder, Eastern animated faire, has raised the bar for awe-inspiring animated royalty. Join us as we showcase examples, both Eastern and Western, of these heavy heads that wear the crown.

Speakers
RF

Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
BT

Brian T. Graening-Price

Brian T. Price was hooked on japanese animation at an early age after his exposure to "Battle Of The Planets" in the first grade. But it wasn't until a chance meeting in New York City circa 1987 that he learned about organized anime fandom in the form of the Animation/Fantasy Association... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm

Totally Subversive Toons
We all remember when cartoons were nice and safe for kids...or were they? Sift through the subtext and you can see how shocking and tradition-defying they were, and still are to this day.

Speakers
SB

Stephanie Burke

Stephanie Burke, known to friends and readers as Flash, has a warped, twisted sense of humor, and she isn't afraid to let it show. From pregnant men to six-foot cockroaches, she's covered the of the weird, the unusual, and the just plain strange. Sheis an USA Today best seller and... Read More →
RF

Robert Fenelon

Robert Fenelon walked into a room party at Philcon 1981 and was introduced to the wonderful world of VHS tape trading, Japanese pen-pals and Anime. RF spent the next four decades sharing that experience by writing, editing and publishing about anime, and showing anime at convention... Read More →
BT

Brian T. Graening-Price

Brian T. Price was hooked on japanese animation at an early age after his exposure to "Battle Of The Planets" in the first grade. But it wasn't until a chance meeting in New York City circa 1987 that he learned about organized anime fandom in the form of the Animation/Fantasy Association... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

10:00pm

Tackling Sexuality and Gender Identity in Anime and Manga [18+] [90 min]
The spectrum of sexuality and gender identities are constantly being recalibrated and redefined. Let us help you understand with the helpful visual aid of some of your favorite characters. We invite everyone that wants to learn more about pan / bi / demi / ace sexualities, aromanticism, and intersex / trans / genderfluid gender identities.

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
avatar for Lyndsey Bellamy

Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:30pm

Screening: Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (ep 1)
[TV-14] Earth is on the verge of complete annihilation. Threatened by an intergalactic superpower known as Gamilas, humankind’s last hope for survival depends upon the generous assistance of another alien civilization - Iscandar. The Space Battleship Yamato - manned by a skilled, motivated crew and with advanced tech at its core - has only one year to seek out this planet and recover a device that could revitalize Earth.

Speakers
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Saturday November 17, 2018 11:30pm - Sunday November 18, 2018 12:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00am

Screening: Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199 (eps 2-4)
[TV-14] Earth is on the verge of complete annihilation. Threatened by an intergalactic superpower known as Gamilas, humankind’s last hope for survival depends upon the generous assistance of another alien civilization - Iscandar. The Space Battleship Yamato - manned by a skilled, motivated crew and with advanced tech at its core - has only one year to seek out this planet and recover a device that could revitalize Earth.

Speakers
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Sunday November 18, 2018 12:00am - 1:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Sunday, November 18
 

9:00am

Screening: Wolf Children [Family Friendly]
[PG] Hana was a student before she was a mother. She was bright and pretty, and her future held endless possibilities. Then she met a man, who turned out to be a wolf, and together they built a family.

Speakers
KS

Kristyn Souder

Kristyn is happy to return to Philcon to present her thoughts on anime, gaming, fantasy, sci-fi, con-running, and all things geek. In addition to heading the Anime Track at Philcon, she is the Vice Chair of Zenkaikon, a local anime and sci-fi convention. Her hobbies include watching... Read More →
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →


Sunday November 18, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am

Should You Watch: Symphogear?
Join us for a fun hour where we discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Symphogear.

Speakers
BJ

Ben Jorritsma

Ben's interests include Anime, hard and soft sciences, promoting DIY/Maker culture, and promoting agricultural awareness.


Sunday November 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm

Diversity in Anime and Manga [90 min]
Anime and manga hosts an entire rainbow of characters, from hair color to physical abilities. In this presentation, we focus on the range of characters that represent the diversity in all otaku—people of color, strong women, LGBTQ individuals, varied body types, and religious diversity.

Speakers
LB

Lauren Bellamy

Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →
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Lyndsey Bellamy

Panel Geeks
Panel Geeks consists of two Philadelphia-area sisters/the co-founders of Nijicon(The convention that bridges the gap between yaoi fans and the LGBTQ+ community). This dynamic duo LOVES all things geeky and have decided to take their talents hosting panels on the road. Panel Geeks... Read More →


Sunday November 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm

1:30pm - Screening: Izetta: The Last Witch
[TV-14] It’s 1940 and the world is in the throes of war. Germania has threatened to invade a small neighboring country, putting their princess in danger. But in the midst of it all, a mysterious power awakens. The last witch has come to the aid of the princess, combining magic and weaponry to take on enemies.

Speakers
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Sunday November 18, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm

Roundtable: A Farewell to Adventure Time
A fond look back on the little show that could. Audience participation appreciated!

Speakers
PT

Phillip Thorne

Interested in everything, especially if it can be organized and analyzed, except for sportsball. "Everything" includes LEGO bricks, vintage science magazines, international travel plans, linguistics, and macroeconomic time series databases. Affiliated with Philcon since 2001 as repeat... Read More →


Sunday November 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza IV Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm

Screening: Izetta: The Last Witch
[TV-14] It’s 1940 and the world is in the throes of war. Germania has threatened to invade a small neighboring country, putting their princess in danger. But in the midst of it all, a mysterious power awakens. The last witch has come to the aid of the princess, combining magic and weaponry to take on enemies.

Speakers
TS

Tim Souder

Tim is a long time fan of science fiction and anime. He is sits on the Board of Directors and is the Treasurer of Zenkaikon (another local anime and science fiction convention). He has read all of the science fiction novels by Asimov and Clarke, and numerous other series. He is an... Read More →
RZ

Robert Zygala

The Vice-president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Delaware Anime Society. The Head of Technical Operations and member of the Board of Directors for Zenkaikon.


Sunday November 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Plaza I Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002