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Program

Festival

Show Floor Areas

Cosplay Events

Featured Cosplayers & Cosplay Masquerade !

Autograph Tables

Get autographs from all your favorite celebrities !

Gaming Stations

Arcade & Tourneys!

Vendors Booths

 Vendors in the anime, comic & gaming realm!

Events & Panels

Panels in the below schedule

 

Award Stage

Cosplay Masquerade

Kids Crafts & Activities

Game Shows

Karaoke!

 (View spreadsheet of schedule here)

  

(View Con Layout/Map here)

Friday, August 5th

Teaneck Speedway Pre-Party

8:00 PM-12:00 AM

Tickets

Saturday,  August 6th

REGISTRATION IN RESORT LOBBY - 10:00 AM-10:00 PM

Vendor Room - East Ballroom & Grand Concourse

10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Artist's Alley - Grand Ballroom & Grand Concourse

10:00 AM-7:00 PM

Gaming - Morris Room

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Video Gaming with Sonek 

Open consoles available - Play what you like or try something new!

Arcade - Essex Room

11:00 AM-10:00 PM

Montclair/Palisades

12:00 PM-4:00 PM

MilkPinkMaidCafe

Tickets

The Gallery

Cosplay Meets

1:00 PM-2:00 PM - Danganronpa

2:00 PM-3:00 PM - Soul Eater

4:00 PM-5:00 PM -Genshin

5:00 PM-6:00 PM -Naruto

*Quiet and art time on non meetup times

Manhattan Room Main Events

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Joker In His Own Words with Lloyd Floyd

Lloyd Floyd voices The Joker in Imaginext DC Super Friends (DC Kids) and while never breaking character, explains why HE hates Bruce Wayne (aka "the batmanblah";) and why, as an American, YOU SHOULD TOO. He then does the same with the Stupid Friends (minus Courtney Cox, she’s good in Scream) and the Haul of Just Ass. A must say-you-saw. A tour de farce. And a healthy dose of constitutional law. Henchmen (and women) of all ages welcome. The Legion Of Doom will look pretty dern good by the time were through. (No pets, cops, or librarians allowed)

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Guess That Anime Song

Kai Dennis leads our celebrity guests as they listen to the theme songs for various anime and videogames, trying to guess the anime or game the theme song is from. The audience will be able to see what show it is on the screen behind the guests while they guess. Hilarity ensues!

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

The Villains of Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter talks about the vocal adjustments and character choices he has used to create some very frightening voices! His portrayals of XEMNAS (Kingdom Hearts), and NINE TAIL FOX (Naruto), have chilled many a spine, and the terrifying YAMMY RIYALGO (Bleach) is a study in pure menace. Paul will demonstrate his techniques in a clear, simple manner that will allow the fans to feel they are part of the creative process. Then he will ask for volunteers from the audience to rise and frighten everyone with their own vocal creations. Let’s all have some scary thrills!

3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Game Show Super Show

(CLICK HERE TO AUDITION FOR THE CHALLENGERS.)

(LOOK FOR THE SIGN AT THE CON TO AUDITION FOR THE $25,000 PYRAMID.)

Classic game shows of the past and present take center stage! Team with our celebrity guests to describe lists of words as they try to climb THE $25,000 PYRAMID! Outmatch and outwit the trivia competition as one of THE CHALLENGERS! And a surprise mystery game show awaits, too! Fun, excitement & big prizes await, and you're the next lucky contestant!

5:00 PM-6:00 PM

Otaku Ongaku - Anime Cover Band LIVE!

Otaku Ongaku means 'nerd music' in Japanese! That is exactly what this anime cover band delivers with their high energy performance of your favorite Anime OSTs! With over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify and climbing, Otaku Ongaku is sure to be a great time! Listen to their music on Spotify and connect with them on social media @otaku_ongaku!

6:30 PM-8:30 PM

Cosplay Masquerade

9:00 PM-12:00 AM

Puchi Con Dance Party

Alpine Room Panels

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Con Survival 101

You're new to the convention scene. How do you plan your trip? What do you do when you get here? And how do you organize & budget your time & money? This panel will help you learn how it all works. There’s also some self-care tips so you don’t get sick from the infamous "con plague".

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

The Powers of Mental Health & Cosplay

Recently, mental health has been at the forefront yet there is still stigma & awareness is lacking. One way to help with mental health is cosplaying & going to conventions. We will go over how we can use those powers of cosplay & mental health for our well-being & others.

1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Cosplay-to-Drag Pipeline: Going Further Beyond

Have your cosplay dreams gotten so big that you think you've reached the limit? Think again! Join cosplayer-turned-drag king Adam Anthrax to see how pulling from the art of drag can give your cosplay an extra edge without breaking the bank and without breaking character. Makeup tips, sewing tips, design tips and more!

2:45 PM-3:45 PM

CosTok: Tips & Tricks on How to Build Your Cosplay TikTok Account

Welcome to CosTikTok! You've opened your account but are unsure on how to start making content and how to grow your account. TikTok is an app that is overwhelming to navigate when joining for the first time, so use this panel to your advantage to learn tips, tricks, and as questions about how to comfortably start making TikTok cosplay content. But don't forget: The numbers don't define your cosplays! <3

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Kigurumi: That Bizarre Mask Cosplay (And What Makes It So Beautiful)

An introduction to kigurumi, a niche type of cosplay that isn't understood too well!

5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Genshin Q&A

Attendees get the chance to ask their favorite Genshin Voice actors questions about the game and about voice acting. There will be Genshin trivia through out the panel with the chance to win prizes!

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

Watching Anime: 90's Edition

Open up your time capsule, we are going to watch anime back in the 90s. This presentation has the tips and tricks you can use to watch anime as if you are in the 90s.

8:15 PM-9:15 PM

Animaniacs Tribute

Relive your Animaniacs childhood days by visiting this panel. Complete with comedy, music, and a few surprises.

9:30 PM-10:30 PM

Would You Rather: Anime Edition (18+ Only)

Know which pokemon makes your jiggly puff with excitement? How about which adult toy to use as a weapon during the zombiw apocalypse? Perfect, you're one of us! Come on by and check out our panel and help contribute to the schenanigans of the anime and manga world!

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

Unlockable Content Presents: Cons Against Humanity (18+ Only)

Cards against Humanity with a con themed twist, prizes to the winning team

Princeton Room Panels

11:00 AM-12:00 PM 

Creator Connections: Making Manga & Comics

Learn the process of making various manga & comics - from the idea, tools, process, production, and marketing. This panel will discuss all of these steps to become a successful mangaka/comic creator.

12:15 PM-1:15 PM

Cosplay Just Dance!

Heyo!! In this panel, we’ll play Just Dance with a fun cosplay twist! you can come up by yourself or with a partner and choose a song, then of course dance to it, but the main idea of it is that you could dance to something totally out of character in cosplay for laughs. The songs range from ‘Naughty Girl’ by Beyoncé to ‘Love Ward’ by Hatsune Miku. The possibilities for your cosplay dance mashup are endless!

1:30 PM-2:45 PM

Unlockable Content Presents: Anime Roulette

Contestants try to guess anime titles from the "best" bad descriptions to win prizes

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

J-Pop and J-Rock Anime selections

Nicole Oliva will be performing some of the best J-pop and J-rock tunes, old and new. A nice mix of fan favorite artists, anime themes, and idols.

4:15 PM-5:15 PM

MLP Singalong

Hey Bronies and Pegasisters, come by this panel and sing along with your MLP favorite songs!

5:30 PM-6:30 PM

Cosplay Show & Tell

A fundamental panel where everyone show them their cosplay. Calling all cosplayers bring your cosplays and props. A warm up before the masquerade. It's no contest. fun and know your passion in cosplay.

7:00 PM-8:00 PM

The True Flowers of Women in Anime - A Comedy Poetry Series

Some people do stand up performances, however Cosplay Joe does poetry readings, comedy poetry specifically. So come see him doing hilarious poems about some of your favorite anime and video games!

8:15 PM-9:15 PM

The Saga Of The Shining Emblem

Darkness has fallen across the land. Only one person can save us. That person....is YOU! Be the Hero of your own epic Saga in a one-of-a-kind improvised performance! One lucky audience member will be lead on an unforgettable journey by one actor playing countless roles! Anything can happen! One actor, one audience member, ENDLESS ADVENTURE! All set to a live score!

9:30 PM-10:30 PM

Hypnosis Mic: A Beginners Guide (18+ Only)

Need something new to watch? Sick of all the basic Idol shows? Try out Hypnosis Mic, where Hot anime boys battle it out with magic microphones and rap. Join BxCosplay as we discuss all things HypMic.

11:00 PM-12:00 AM

The Magical World Of Gaming (18+ Only)

Our goal is to poke fun and show love to Kingdom Hearts and the Disney franchise. How? By talking about the lore (without spoilers as well adding our input) including talking about different types of Disney movies that were showcased in the games as well the movies we love. Ratings from least liked to most liked I might be dressed as one of my favorite characters Kari from Kingdom Hearts.

Bergen Room Events

11:00 AM-3:00 PM

Cosplay Contest Evaluations & Cosplay Repair

Think you have a cosplay that will wow the world during our Masquerade? Come see us here to present your amazing work and tell us why you think you're the best.

Also, if you need to fix your cosplay for whatever reason, you can do so here.

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Screening - Please Teacher

4:45 PM-5:45 PM

Screening - Princess 9

6:00 PM-10:00 PM

Open Mic Karaoke

Sunday,  August 7th

REGISTRATION IN RESORT LOBBY - 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Vendor Room - East Ballroom & Grand Concourse

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Artist's Alley - Grand Ballroom & Grand Concourse

10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Gaming - Morris Room

11:00 AM-4:00 PM

Video Gaming with Sonek 

Open consoles available - Play what you like or try something new!

Montclair/Palisades

12:00 PM-4:00 PM

MilkPinkMaidCafe

Tickets

The Gallery

Cosplay Photoshoot Meetups

12:00 PM-1:00 PM DemonSlayer

2:00 PM-3:00 PM - JOJO

*Quiet and art time on non meetup times

Manhattan Room Main Events

11:00 AM-12:00PM

Celebrity Family Feud

Kai Dennis hosts the game of surveys and #1 answers. Celebrity guests will be split up into two teams, paired with cosplayers, and compete answering various questions about popular anime and games such as Naruto, My Hero Academia and Genshin Impact. On your marks, let's start, the FAMILY FEUD!

12:20 PM-1:20 PM

Anime Music Performance by Reni Mimura

1:40 PM-2:40 PM

Anime Music Performance by Quick Save

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

How To Start Off w/ Aaron Campbell

Aaron Campbell talks about how to start off in the Anime Industry, the “do’s and don’ts” from how to find an agent, and what to watch out for in an audition.

Alpine Room Panels

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Inspirational & Uplifting Moments in Anime

Ever watch an anime and thought “Wow, I never thought of it like that.” Or “Wow, that was inspiring!”? Well this panel features a bunch of those kinds of moments from various different types of anime, including 2 of the Toonami promo videos called “Dreams” and “You’re Not Alone”.

12:20 PM-1:20 PM

Building a Better Wig Foundation: A Guide to Attaching Fake Hair to Your Head

Long Hair, short hair, lots of hair or no hair: it doesn't matter, you CAN secure it. Learn the basics of different techniques of securing your wig to your head for all day wear and building foundations to switch between wigs with ease.

1:40 PM-2:40 PM

You and YuGiOh: a Masochists Guide to Playing 

Remember when you could just normal summon and not get killed in one turn? We will teach you to play around these types of decks, all  while building a new deck on a budget! New and old Yu-Gi-Oh! players are welcome.

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Sk8 To Infinity: Design Challenge

Reki is in need of some new inspiration for skateboards he'll be making for his friends, come join BxCosplay and help the Sk8 team create some cool new designs.

Princeton Room Panels

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

So You Want To Be A Twitch Streamer

Have you ever wondered about streaming on Twitch or YouTube playing your games? How about hosting your own podcast and publishing it? This is the panel for you. Going over the tech, software, and hardware needed for it. Feel free to visit to learn more.

12:20 PM-1:20 PM

Pyrate Curses w/ Paul St. Peter

Well brush my barnacles and flog me for a Dutchman! Drop anchor shipmates, and rest yer bones with old Frenchy! Take an hour and learn about pyrate lore and pyrate lingo. As my crew ye will cross cutlasses using curses, insults and oaths from the great age of piracy on the high seas! There be pyrate swag for all who brave the buccaneer waters, and special prizes for the boldest and best cursing and insulting scalawags among ye! Beware ye honest land lubbers; Ye be sailing in pyrate waters! 

1:40 PM-2:40 PM

Voice Actor Q&A

Attendees will get the chance to ask the voice actors questions about their characters, what it’s like to be a voice actor and more! There will be various anime trivia throughout the panel with the chance for attendees to win prizes.

3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Powerpoint Karaoke

A fun take on improv, involving presenting randomized PowerPoints on video games and anime for the other attendees! You won't know what you're gonna be presenting, so brush up on your general knowledge and get ready to bluff your way through!

Bergen Room Events

1:40 PM-2:40 PM

Draw art with Sena: Pt.2

11:00 AM-12:00 PM, 12:20 PM-1:20 PM, 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

GYMGUYZ Fitness Classes

GYMGUYZ - the global leader in in-home personal training and field-based fitness classes will provide fun and fit classes for attendees in yoga, Zumba, and martial arts fitness. All levels welcome!

11:00 AM-12:00 PM - Aerobics

12:20 PM-1:20 PM - Yoga

3:00 PM-4:00 PM - Martial Arts

    

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