The printed schedule is available as PDF.
|Saturday Opening Ceremonies||10:30AM – 11AM|
|Cryptozoology – Dakota & Friends||11:30AM – 12PM|
|Voice Acting – Tiffany Grant||12:15PM – 1:15PM|
|Kira Kira Idol Festival! – Sunset Dash||1:45PM – 3:45PM|
|Cosplay Contest – Ashley Barker||4:15PM – 5:15PM|
|Sailor Moon Concert – Jennifer Cihi||5:30PM – 6:30PM|
|Geek Belly Dance Show – Eastern Star Dance Alliance||7:00PM – 8:00PM|
|Default Universe Concert – Deshawn Jones 18+||8:30PM – 9:15PM|
|Cosplay for Beginners – Lilly Belle Cosplay||10:30AM – 11:30AM|
|Japanese Architecture: From Jomon to Meiji – Bonnie Christopher||11:45AM – 12:45PM|
|Cosplay on a Budget – Purplebird Studios||1PM – 2PM|
|Adapting Scripts for English Dubs – Tiffany Grant||2:15PM – 3:15PM|
Vendor Hall Hours
Saturday 11AM – 7PM
Sunday 10AM – 4PM
Saturday 6PM Room 4
Artemis Bridge Simulator
Saturday 12PM-7PM Room 3
Sunday 12PM – 4:40PM Room 8
Saturday 2:30PM – 3:30pm Room 5
Saturday 4:15PM – 5:15pm Main Events
|Room 6 Saturday|
|D&D, Gaming, and Comics: A hybrid storytelling system – Deece Cassius||11am – 1:30pm|
|K-pop and Chill – Jemma Watson||1:45pm – 3:15pm|
|“What the Heck?” Moments in Anime – Dustin Kopplin||3:30pm – 4:30pm|
|Intro to 3D Printing – Darth Cleavage||4:45pm – 5:45pm|
|Sunset Dash! – How-to’s in Being an Idol||6pm – 7:30pm|
|Retro Trash The Dark Side of Gaming – Micah Ingram 18+||7:45pm – 9:45pm|
|Room 7 Saturday|
|Tony Stark is the Main Character of the MCU – HiddenWhiteFang||11am – 12pm|
|Puppet Making and Bringing Creatures to Life – Dakota & Friends||12:15pm – 12:45pm|
|Discussion of Star Wars vs Actual Lightsaber Fencing – Aiken Lightsaber Club||1pm – 2:30pm|
|Breaking into the Acting Industry – Jennifer Cihi & Stefanie DeLeo||2:45pm – 3:45pm|
|How to Get Published – Stefanie DeLeo||4pm– 5pm|
|Bad Martial Arts – AnimeEyedGirl||5:15pm – 6:15pm|
|Shrinky Dink Make and Take – Ashley Barker||6:30pm – 7:30pm|
|Ultimate Werewolf Death Note Edition – AnimeEyedGirl||7:45pm – 8:45pm|
|Room 6 Sunday|
|The Last in Line (movie showing) – Bombshell Studios 18+||10:45am – 12:45pm|
|Longsword for Cosplayers – Michael Lu||1pm – 2pm|
|Whimsical Wineglass Demonstration – Valerie McGreevy||2:15pm – 3:15pm|
|Spoon → Witch / Fairie Workshop – Valerie McGreevy||3:30pm – 4:30pm|
|Room 7 Sunday|
|Reality Becomes Fiction – Micah Ingram||10:15am – 12:15pm|
|Dragonology – Dakota & Friends||2:45pm – 3:15pm|
|Plus Sized Cosplay – Lilly Belle Cosplay||3:30pm – 4:30pm|
Spellslingers Tournaments and Pickup Games
|Entry-Level Saturday:||11am–12pm, 12:30pm–1:30pm, 2pm–3pm, 3:30pm–4:30pm, 5pm–6pm, 7pm–8pm|
|Pickup Games:||All Day|
RPG (Role Playing Gaming)
|“Door to Other Where”||(GURPS Cross Dimensional Adventure)||Saturday 11am – 3pm|
|“Secret of Bone Hill”||(D&D 5
||Saturday 4pm – 8pm|
|“Lifeboat in the Deep Beyond”||(GURPS Space Adventure Horror)||Sunday 11am – 3pm|
Panel / Show Descriptions
Adapting Scripts for English Dubs – Tiffany Grant
ADR Scriptwriting – “Hey! Why’d they change that?!” Come find out what it takes to adapt a translation into a script used for dubbing.
Bad Martial Arts – AnimeEyedGirl
Come laugh at live demonstrations of bad martial arts techniques from your favorite movies and anime and learn better alternative techniques!
• Daniel San’s legendary Crane Kick
• “Catching” the bad guy’s punch (as seen in DBZ)
• The “Flying” anything (kick/punch/headbutt/etc.)
• Eddy Gordo’s Capoeira style
• And much more!
Cosplay for Beginners – Lilly Belle Cosplay
Learn how to get your feet wet in the world of cosplay!
Cryptozoology – Dakota & Friends
In this exciting class we will discuss creatures that were once Cryptids, but are now accepted by mainstream science. We will discuss current Cryptids like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, Unicorns, Jackalopes and more. Attendees will be asked to sign a document releasing us from any liability in case of insanity or Wendigo psychosis… After this class, you will be a believer!!!
Discussion of Star Wars vs Actual Lightsaber Fencing – Aiken Lightsaber Club
Lightsaber exhibition demonstrations and free Lightsaber lessons for attendees.
Dragonology – Dakota & Friends
In this class we will discuss the different types of Dragons, where they live, what (or who) they eat, and what some of their typical habits are. We will dissect a dragon (don’t worry, it was a natural passing). We may even be lucky enough to see a baby Dragon hatch from it’s egg!!! There will be a test (HINT : pick C)! Attendees will get diplomas and become a Doctor of Dragonology!
How-To’s in Being an Idol – Sunset→Dash
Do you wanna learn the how-to’s in being an idol? Join Sunset Dash as we teach you some idol dances, idol etiquette, and some cheers to help cheer on your favorite groups! We can’t wait to see you!
Japanese Architecture: From Jomon to Meiji – Bonnie Christopher
A panel talking about Japanese Architecture, the techniques used, and where the architecture is featured in anime and video games. Will also be a brief Japanese history lesson with a small quiz at the end.
K-pop and Chill – Jemma Watson
K-pop is on the rise, and everyone is on board! From Music to Fashion, Bias to Wreckers… let’s dive into this world together! Free give-aways and a Raffle for attendees…
Kira Kira Idol Festival – Sunset→Dash
Come and support your favorite idol group and watch them perform for YOU! So bring your light blades and dance and even sing along!
The Last in Line – Bombshell Studios 18+
The film is heavily steeped in the fantasy genre but is an entirely original creation. Inspired by famous battles like the Battle of Thermopylae, Pickett’s Charge and the Battle of Agincourt, as well as the director’s own military experience, this film explores the themes of friendship, camaraderie and the difficulties of facing a no-win situation.
Twelve seasoned men and women are on the run. They find brief sanctuary in a barn in the middle of an Ardenian forest. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, they must survive until dawn when they can make a break for the safety of the borderlands. Attacked through the night by Nosck warblades, Samada skydancers, and Ardenian rangers, the odds are impossible. These men and women are some of the most elite warriors the northern kingdoms have seen in ages and by all the gods and the seven hells, if anyone can survive this, they will, or they will die trying. And many will indeed die before the night bleeds away into morning light…
Longsword for Cosplayers – Michael Lu / Loyal Order of the Sword
Ever cosplayed a sword-wielding character and wondered what to do with that prop? Join Michael Lu from the Loyal Order of the Sword as he explains how to take selected historical longsword fencing techniques and use them to polish up your poses!
Plus Sized Cosplay – Lilly Belle Cosplay
Learn tips and tricks of plus size cosplaying from an award-winning cosplayer!
Puppet Making & Bringing Creatures to Life – Dakota & Friends
This class will be educational and fun! Learn practical ways to improve your puppet making skills. We will also cover puppet manipulation and breathing life into your puppets. Bring any projects or ideas with you and we will try to help. Class participants will have a chance to perform with Dakota and Friends while at AgamaCon.
Reality Becomes Fiction – Micah Ingram
This panel showcases many characters from various anime, manga, and video games over the years that are based on people in real life. Mostly due to their physical appearance, but also based on their character’s background. The people they are based on are from a wide variety of things. Most of them tend to be movie celebrities and athletes. First, we will talk about the background of a particular famous person so the audience can understand who they are if they aren’t totally familiar with them. Then, you’ll be shown photos and video footage of that person as well, going into the information on the character, or characters they have inspired the creation of. Some people have more than one character based on them, so that’s why we show the person before the character. At the end of the panel the audience will be asked about other characters they can think of who could have been included.
Retro Trash: The Darkside of Retro Gaming – Micah Ingram 18+
This panel will showcase numerous retro video games that fall into the category of stuff that’s adult/mature and only for 18+ audiences, or games that are notorious for being so strange or awful that they are legendary. Video footage of the game will be shown while a friend and I will give commentary on it. As well as a short lecture on the trivia behind the history of the games. I’ll also add things like movie trailers, commercials, and scenes from TV shows and movies to add to the retro pop culture feel of the panel. It would focus on things like comedy, action, and horror.
Spoon → Witch / Fairie Workshop – Valerie McGreevy $$$
Make & Take – Watching is free, participating carries a $20 materials cost and is open to up to 12 people.
Tony Stark is the Main Character of the MCU – HiddenWhiteFang
A panel discussing the interweaving plot threads of the most successful movie franchise in history and a full take on why Tony Stark has positioned himself as center of it all. We’ll also have trivia questions and prizes.
Ultimate Werewolf Death Note Edition – AnimeEyedGirl
This is a custom version of Werewolf designed by Twitch streamer AnimeEyedGirl’s graphic design team. The beautifully designed cards include roles like “Death Note Holder”, “L”, “Shinigami Eyes”, and more!
We also have a custom audio show designed with voiceovers for every action in the game, rigged to a soundboard. The whole game is played with epic background music and sound effects!
Voice Acting – Tiffany Grant
Join a veteran voice actor to learn how she got started and what’s really involved in the business.
“What the Heck?” Moments in Anime – Dustin Kopplin
A panel displaying fun and dumb moments shown in anime that will make you scratch your head and laugh all at the same time. So come by and see how ridiculous anime can really get!
Whimsical Wineglass Demonstration – Valerie McGreevy $$$
Make & Take – Learn basic polymer clay techniques along with techniques for sculpting and curing clay designs on glass as I create a dragon embellished wine goblet. There is no materials fee as this is a demonstration only with open Q & A throughout.
Watching is free, participating carries a $20 materials cost and is open to up to 12 people.
Last year’s AMV contest had over 150 entries with several of the entries premiering at AgamaCon and going on to win contests across the convention scene This year’s contest is looking to be just as packed with top-notch content. With 10 categories from Sci-fi to Comedy you’re bound to see a video that you’ll fall in love with. This event will be held in the AMV room at 6 PM on Saturday
If you’re looking for a new series to fall in love with, or just want to take a break between panels, have a seat in the Vendor Hall and check out some of the hand-picked anime episodes that will be on display during vendor hours.
AgamaCon will hold it’s 4th annual Cosplay Contest in the Main Events room at 4:15 PM on Saturday. If you would like to sign up to compete or to be part of the exhibition please fill out an entry in the registration area.
Check out AgamaCon’s Maid Cafe on Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:40 PM located in room 8! You’ll be treated with spectacular service from our lovely staff and the best part is that the cafe prices are donation-only! You only pay and tip whatever amount you see fit.
Tabletop / RPG
Vindicated Entertainment will be running Spellslingers entry-level tournaments on Saturday and the Finals of Aiken on Sunday. Who will be crowned King of Aiken? Pickup games will be run all day long at Vindicated’s booth in the board game room.
Dan Thomas will be back again, running table top role playing game adventures in GURPS and D&D.
The GURPS adventures will include “Door to Other Where” (a Dimension/Time Travel adventure) on Saturday and “Lifeboat in the Deep Beyond” (a Space Adventure/Horror in the Traveller Universe) on Sunday. The D&D 5th Edition adventure Saturday afternoon/evening will be “Secret of Bone Hill” (a converted AD&D adventure). No prior experience with GURPS or D&D required, new players welcome. Pre-gen Characters will be used. Just bring dice (if you have them; 3d6 for GURPS, 7 polyhedral for D&D), pencils, scrap paper, and your imagination. If you’re looking for something a little lighter, check out our selection of other games! (Also, check out local meetings of board game players at Cardboard Castle, Book Exchange and Odell Weeks!)
Visit AgamaCon’s open gaming room and play various classic games from the NES, SNES, Genesis, 2600, Neo Geo or a round of Mario Kart among others.
The Aiken Lightsaber Club was formed to promote the sport of lightsaber fencing. It does this by providing a low-cost fencing class and comprehensive martial arts training system to its members. Additionally, members are taught a Code of Conduct that serves as a basis of good sportsmanship, increased self-confidence and self-discipline. The Aiken Lightsaber Club will provide a fun and competitive environment to anyone above the age of twelve regardless of athletic ability or fencing experience.
AnimeEyedGirl is a full-time streamer, cosplayer, and anime influencer on Unlocked, YouTube, and Twitch. In addition to streaming on Unlocked alongside other big names in anime (like Caitlin Glass, Austin Tindle, Erika Harlacher, and more), AnimeEyedGirl collaborates closely with Jamie Marchi and J. Michael Tatum on their Ghoul Intentions podcast and partners with HIDIVE to bring exciting content to her viewers on Twitch!
Bombshell Studios: Located in historic Hillsborough, North Carolina, Bombshell Studios is a small production video studio dedicated to producing high quality projects. They have helped bring to life numerous award-winning commercials, music videos, short films and feature films over the last ten years. Their films have been seen in film festivals all across the globe. Michael Babbitt, the creative director for the company, has been a paratrooper, and an avid role-player since the late 1970s. He played in the early days of AD&D and attended his first Con in 1981. Krista Babbitt, executive director, has been a senior manager in business operations for the last ten years with the largest independently owned software company in the world.
The Carolina Manga Library is a traveling library that sets up in public locations and provides free access to graphic novels. They also strive to educate the public on the many uses and benefits of graphic novels as a literacy tool.
***Stop by the Manga Library for a chance to win an NES Classic console!***
Dakota and Friends’ mission is to bring the dinosaurs that they love so much to everyone who wants to see them! Mr. Ed and his “rescued” dinosaurs perform all over the Carolinas at parties, fundraisers, sporting events and museums.
Darth Cleavage: Cosplayer specializing in Costume and Prop Design, Fabrication, and Instruction.
Deece Cassius: creator of 1d4Rounds.com and Cast member of The Freelance Heroism Podcast, will be showcasing his illustration, and running the panel “Dungeons, Dragons, and Comics”.
Default Universe is an American hip hop duo formed in 2013, from Columbia, SC. The duo is composed of rappers Ice Peccinetti and Milofuk0.
Eastern Star Dance Alliance: The Geek Bellydance show has been a performance highlight of AgamaCon since its inception. The finest dancers from the CSRA present a theatrical dance show featuring characters from horror, gaming, film, comics and other genres of geekdom.
Jennifer Cihi has been performing since she was a young girl in San Francisco, California. Before reaching her teen years, she landed the role of Pepper in the Broadway National Tour of Annie. After establishing herself as a Broadway performer, she moved to Los Angeles, where she honed her skills as a professional singer. Without skipping a beat, Jennifer made the transition from stage to screen playing the lead singer on Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Roundhouse. Her most notable job was landing the role as the singing voice of the iconic anime character, Sailor Moon. She also sang for City Hunter and Princess Mononoke. If none of that rings a bell, she is also the voice behind the Hot Pockets commercials. Jennifer is currently living in Nashville, where she continues to sing professionally.
LTE Bridge: If you ever dreamed of being on the bridge of the Enterprise, this event is for you! The LTE Bridge team presents Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator. This 6-player team game is part RPG, part LAN party, and all awesome! Each player assumes a role: Captain, Helm, Tactical, Science, Communications, or Engineer. Working together as the crew on the bridge of the Terran Stellar Navy cruiser Artemis, you and your friends will defend human space stations against an alien invasion! This event assumes no prior experience with Artemis, is easy to learn, and is suitable for ages 8 and up. Learn more at www.Jump2Warp.com and reserve your seat early.
The South Carolina Ghostbusters is a cosplay group that supports charities, delights fans and has so far kept our convention free of anomalous spiritual activity!
Shepeard Community Blood Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit blood center. Their mission is to collect, process, and distribute blood and blood products. They are the provider for over 20 hospitals in 30 counties across the two-state area.
Stefanie DeLeo is a producer and published playwright and novelist. She has a Masters Degree from New York University in Educational Theater and is currently teaching twelfth grade English. When not in the classroom or behind a computer screen writing, she can be seen on stage starring in local theater productions. She has also appeared on an episode of MacGyver. Her most recent publication was in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams and the Unexplainable, where she wrote about being friends with the voice of Sailor Moon! A New York native, Stefanie recently left the Big Apple in exchange for Nashville, where she continues to teach, act and write.
The SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare cares for more than 2,000 pets per year so they always have extraordinary cats and dogs waiting for loving homes. From dogs and cats to bunnies and birds, the SPCA has adoptable animals for all types of loving homes.
Sunset → Dash: We’re a cosplay/dance group located in middle TN (currently working with Love Live dances, but working to branch out). They’ll also be releasing preview videos, photos, vlogs, and more leading up to their performances/panels!! They’re here to bring a smile to your face while doing the things they love. ♡
Tiffany Grant: Best known as Asuka from EVANGELION, Tiffany Grant has worked in anime since 1994. Her 1700+ voice credits include INFINITE STRATOS, LITTLE BUSTERS, AKAME GA KILL, ONE PIECE, FULL METAL ALCHEMIST and FAIRY TAIL. Video games include: UNLIMITED SAGA, DEUS EX II: INVISIBLE WAR, PALADINS, SMITE, WARFRAME.
Tiffany penned dub scripts for TV series such as PARASYTE-THE-MAXIM, DEN-NOH COIL, TEARS TO TIARA and THE WALLFLOWER as well as many subtitle scripts. Ms. Grant has also worked for many years in theatre, commercials and film.
Vindicated Entertainment produces tabletop games, in particular Spellslingers, and will be running tournaments throughout the weekend, entry-level on Saturday and finals on Sunday. Pickup games will be run all day long and can be played in 5 minutes!
AgamaCon, LLC and Staff would like to thank the following businesses and individuals for their support.
All Star Tents & Events
Cardboard Castle Games
Country Inn & Suites
Mark Hudson Photography
Odell Weeks Activity Center
To all volunteers for helping put on this event, it wouldn’t be possible without you forgoing attending some of the activities to run them for others!
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AgamaCon is held at a government-owned building in Aiken SC, all rules and policies are made to cater to this and to the safety of AgamaCon attendees and staff. All rules and policies are subject to change at any time before or during the event. AgamaCon reserves the right to refuse or revoke admittance based upon these rules.
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Have an issue?
Security type issue? (harassment, theft, lost child)
Security will be walking around (look for the bright-colored vests), feel free to wave them down.
See the front desk, the appropriate person will be found.
Room 1 holds the Carolina Manga Library this year
Room 2 is the board game/tabletop/RPG room
Room 3 has Artemis Bridge Simulator on Saturday is the video game room on Sunday
Room 4 is the AMV room
Room 5 is Cosplay Judging
Room 6 is panels
Room 7 is more panels
Main Events is the left half of the left gym, featuring various acts and panels
Room 8 is the right half of the left gym, featuring video games on Saturday and the Maid Café on Sunday
Horizontally lined areas are restrooms
Any exits other than the front of the building (any exits marked with a triangle above) may be alarmed. Please do not startle them further by walking through unexpectedly.