Mike’s Official AX Schedule

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Time for another schedule, everyone! Where am I going to be at the con?

You’ll notice no time given for seating times at main events. That’s because I’m press, baby, and I can get tickets in advance. You’ll also notice no industry panels. That’s because the main reason to go to industry panels–lots of licensing announcements–that heyday is long gone since last year. I feel no need to liveblog anything anymore along those lines.

Day 0 – Wednesday
This is the Press Junket, where we are going to interview as many guests of honor as possible! Stay tuned for videos–if they let us have them.

Day 1 – Thursday
2:30 PM-5:30 PM: AX Idol Voice Acting Auditions
I’ve got a good friend who is trying out the VA part of AX Idol, and I’ll be filming her performance. If she’s a finalist, I’ll be at the main AX Idol competition too.

I should note that I most likely won’t be staying for the whole thing.

9:00 PM-12:00 AM: Battle of the Bands
This is to support our friends and panel guests Makenai, who are performing in this. Again, I may not stay for the whole thing.

Day 2 – Friday
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Morning Musume Concert
Hey, I’m interviewing them. I might as well go to their concert! Cross fingers to get at least photographs as press. (Fat chance.)

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Takashi Okazaki Panel
This is the creator of Afro Samurai. I saw him last year at Comic Con on a panel with Samuel L. Jackson–let’s see how he is without all that star power beside him. 🙂

9:00 PM – 12:00 AM: AMV Contest
I really, really hope I can stay long enough to watch the comedy section.

Day 3 – Saturday
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: The Indecent Otaku Comedy Hour
Our panel. Y’all better be there. Because we sure will. Oh yes, we will. Find out more here, and look at all the prizes we’ll be giving away at How A Girl Figures.

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM: AX Idol Finals
If my friend gets in, I’ll be there to cheer her on! If not, I’ll be going to…

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Aniblogger Meetup
Icystorm‘s organizing this one, and I should be able to go if I’m not at AX Idol! (I’ll let you know ASAP when this is certain, Icy.) It’ll be good to meet y’all.

8:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Masquerade
The yearly tradition lives on. Let’s see what this year’s meme is! (We had Caramelldansen, 300, and Hare Hare Yukai in previous years.)

Day 4 – Sunday
Most likely, I’m not really going to be there. Other staff may be, however, particularly for the Robot Chicken panel. We tried to get into their panel at Comic Con last year, but failed.

That’s it! If you’re around, come and meet me. This is, of course, subject to change. Follow me on Twitter for up to the minute info.

Author: gendomike

Michael lives in the Los Angeles area, and has been into anime since he saw Neon Genesis Evangelion in 1999. Some of his favorite shows include Full Metal Alchemist, Honey and Clover, and Welcome to the NHK!. Since 2003 he has gone to at least one anime convention every year. A public radio junkie, which naturally led to podcasting, he now holds a seminary degree and is looking to become Dr. Rev. Otaku Bible Man any day now. Michael can be reached at mike.huang@animediet.net. You can also find his Twitter account at @gendomike.