PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE 2012
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PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE RELEASED!!!
It’s a veritable cornucopia of otaku madness, creative expression, epic music, hilarious panels, mind-blowing performances and more! We’re proud to announce that Atomic Lollipop 2012 has over 120 unique events happening during what will surely be the most epic weekend ever! Only a fraction of all the events have had their own announcements so make sure to read through the list and discover some of the amazing and bizarre experiences we have lined up for you! It’s going to be a non-stop, no-sleep, action-packed hurricane of a weekend so get ready for adventure and we’ll see you at Atomic Lollipop!!!
SATURDAY (JULY 14)
10:00am The Great Dragonball Hunt (Everywhere, ongoing)
When doors open, the hunt begins! 400 ghetto-fabulous dragon balls have been planted in the Sheraton hallways, bathrooms, and picnic grounds. Collect all seven marble-sized wonders and hustle back to the info booth to summon the Great Eternal Dragon, Shenron! The first APOPpers to present the Great Dragon with the full set of seven, will win riches beyond their wildest dreams. Can you find them all?
10:00am The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Pop BEGINS (Everywhere, ongoing)
Grab a character card from the info desk and play this live action RPG all weekend long as you track down challenges and beat bosses scattered throughout the event!
10:00am Pokemon Snap! BEGINS (Everywhere, ongoing)
Snap photos of Pokemon cosplayers anytime you see them and return to the info desk on Sunday afternoon for Professor Oak to judge based on quality and quantity. The best photographer wins a Pokemon Kigurumi!
10:00am Choose Your Own Adventure Time BEGINS (Everywhere, ongoing)
Assume the role of Finn and venture forth into the Land of Ooo in a second-person, interactive short story posted on the walls of the Sheraton. Your choices will determine who you meet and who you fight. Brave the bonus side-quest scavenger hunt for a chance at ultra bo$$ prizes!
10:30am Opening Ceremonies: Your APOP Adventue Guide (Muskoka)
11:00am Build-a-Sidekick: Make your own shoulder-fairy (Niagara)
Construct a felt fairy sidekick to keep you company on your adventures!
11:00am Cardboard Box Ruckus Crew: Recruitment (Ambrosia I)
The APop Advanced Weapon scientists have perfected a deadly technology... The Cardboard Box Gundam. Join this elite crew of corrugated robot soldiers on their first training mission through a battlefield of unsuspecting civilians.
11:00am Anime Name That Tune (Northern Spy)
Anime North Game Shows brings the con standard to APOP to test your knowledge of anime music! This time around, we’re slamming contestants with “THE ONSLAUGHT”- where a little ANImusical knowledge can be a dangerous thing!
11:00 am Strut Your Stuff: How to nail it on the stage/runway (Spartan)
Entering the Masquerade? Learn techniques to make your entry stand out on the stage or runway!
11:00am The Sweet Stitch (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 4:00pm)
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the Sweet Stitch. Check out our goodies, but beware- these confections aren’t edible! They’re knitted tasty treats! Come by and learn to knit, crochet, or simply check out the eye candy!
11:00am PlushWorks (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 4:00pm)
Sew you wanna make a plushy or two? Plush out all weekend long with forests of fabric, thistles of thread, and bountiful buttons!
11:00am Paperfolding Power: Origami Lessons (ongoing until 4:00pm)
Take a break to construct kawaii paper toys, animals, and mythical creatures. Challenge your mind and motor coordination!
12:00pm Master Your Stroke: Write your name in kanji! (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 4:00pm)
It’s time to enter kanji-town! Write your name in Japanese or die trying!
12:00pm Otaku eye make-up for everyday, cosplay, and WTF pruposes (Northern Spy)
Looking to be more kawaii-ne? Let us show you how it's done, industry secrets to get yourself looking more like your an anime character!
12:00pm MoeMoeDanceCamp (Spartan)
Ever wish you could dance like one of the 萌え [mo-eh] maids of Akihabara? Cafe Delish is here to teach you one of the most popular かわいい [ka-wah-ee] maid dances around! Once learnt and practiced, the group performance will be recorded and featured on their facebook fanpage.
12:00pm Make Love Grenades, Not War! (Niagara)
Assemble a softer, gentler brand of grenade. Arm yours with an age-old secret or burning question and drop the bomb on that special someone!
12:00pm Mechanical Bull Throwdown (Playground)
Take the bull by the horns and outride your fellow APOPpers for the title of Rodeo Champion!
12:30pm Turn your World Upside-down! Aerial Acrobatics Workshop with Miranda Tempest (Muskoka, ongoing until 3:00pm)
Stop by the aerial rig and try your hand at aerial silks. Spin and swing your way to more advanced upside-down stunts! Don’t forget to snap a picture!
12:30pm Atomic Bellydance with Balkis (Muskoka, ongoing until 3:00pm)
Bring your body and learn to shake it, roll it, and move it to the beat! Bellydance is a fusion friendly dance style with techniques you can use on stage, on the dance floor, or just for fun. The best part about Bellydance? Everyone can do it!
1:00pm Get Your A$$ to Japan (Northern Spy)
Dream of visiting our glorious Nipponese Overlords? The dos, how-tos, and don'ts of Japanese tourism delivered by Otakus, for Otakus!
1:00pm Cosplay 101 (Spartan)
New to cosplay? Get the low-down on transforming an idea into a wearable costume. Beginner to intermediate.
1:00pm Pokemon Papercrafting (Niagara)
From Pikachus to Porygons! Turn boring paper into your dream team and send Team Rocket blasting off agaaaaaain!
1:00pm Return to THE ZONE' with PJ 'Fresh' Phil (Ambrosia I)
PJ Phil, host of YTV's The Zone segments in the 90's read your letters, plugged Reboot and Power Rangers, and played pal to Snit, the freaky bubblegum creature. He was a friend for millions of Canadian kids growing up in the 90's and he's here to talk about his experiences, answer your questions, and sign autographs! Strap on your nostalgia goggles as we take a trip down memory lane with PJ Phil to THE APOP ZONE!!!
2:00pm Otakubaloo (Outdoor Stage, ongoing)
The legendary party returns with a line-up of world-renowned DJs spinning awesome electro, hardcore, dubstep, Tokyo tracks and more! Dance from dusk ‘till dawn at this massive musical blow-out!
2:00pm Signing: PJ ‘Fresh’ Phil (Ambrosia I)
2:00pm Career Acting in Hollywood (Northern Spy)
Pedro Salvin, professional actor in dozens of films and TV shows shares his experiences and advice from a profiling career in everything from The Incredible Hulk to Magyver.
2:00pm Wotagei 101; How to Become #1 Idol Otaku (Spartan)
Do you like Jpop idols? Well, then get up and join this special panel to accept your fate and become the #1 idol otaku!! Your local idol, Pinku Project will teach you how to cheer during idol concert and help you enjoy the idol events to the fullest~!!
2:00pm Level Up: Heart Piece Plushies (Niagara)
HEY LISTEN! You're running low on hearts! Stop by the fairy fountain and stitch a felt heart piece before you run off to fight your next dungeon.
2:00pm Kandi Jam (Picnic Grounds, ongoing)
Pony beads, elasti-cord, and candy apples, oh my! Bring some friends, bring some treats, and bring the noise to this kandi-making picnic!
2:00pm Cafe Delish (Picnic Grounds, ongoing)
Join the maids of Cafe Delish at the picnic grounds for complimentary snacks and refreshments.
Or choose the 萌え [mo-eh] package for an additional $5, and indulge in premium food and drink items, interactive games, performances, and collectible mementos. All proceeds will be donated to the World Wildlife Fund.
2:00pm Level Up with Friendly Fire: Fire spinning (Playground, ongoing until 6:00pm)
Learn the awesome skill of fire spinning in a safe and controlled environment, plus have a chance to learn about and buy all the tools you need for pyro performance!
2:00pm Level Up with Friendly Fire: Hula Hooping (Playground, ongoing until 6:00pm)
Whether a beginner or a pro, hula hooping is super fun and great exercise! Learn basics or advanced techniques from super hula experts!
2:00pm Level Up with Friendly Fire: Yo-Yo Tricks (Playground, ongoing until 6:00pm)
Learn fancy tricks and acrobatic techniques that will dazzle and amaze!
3:00pm Musical Mayhem with Cynex (Northern Spy)
Are you the type of person with a soundtrack to your life? Then join Cynex and friends for the low-down on audio production. Learn how to get that song out of your head and into the speakers, as well as some simple mastering techniques to make your sound "POP and Rock".
3:00pm Almost a Cyborg: Intro to Electronic Clothing (Spartan)
Ever wondered what it’s like to wear clothing with a mind of it's own? High-tech clothing isn't just a part of the sci-fi genre anymore. Learn about the history and future of electronic textiles from Marisa Ranalli.
3:00pm Kanji Headbands: Dishonorable Edition (Niagara)
You are a most honourable Apopper, a warrior, a partying hero of the nation. Wear your allegiance with pride and create a personalized headband in the style of the Japanese hachimaki bandanas!
3:30pm Atomic Speed-Dating (Ambrosia I)
Set out on a fast-paced speed dating quest to find Mr./Mrs. Right! ADVANCE REGISTRATION ONLY.
4:00pm A+ Anime Essentials: What to Watch and Why (Northern Spy)
Three anime experts lead a crash-course in must-see anime, from classic and retro, to contemporary and everything in between! If you’re not sure what anime you should be watching, let some pros with great taste and striking good looks decide for you.
4:00pm The Basement Kids Improv “Jazmine & The Hot Guys” All-Ages Show (Spartan)
We’re kicking off our very first APOP show in style! Stop by for classic improv games, exclusive NEW games created by TBK, and even some musical improv with our hottest actors (...and Jazmine)!
4:00pm Project Cosplay: Crafting Competition (Niagara, until 6:00pm)
No sewing required, just duct tape, safety pins and adaptability.Sign up in teams of 1-6 people, then meet at the fabric table when the contest begins to find out what the Secret Challenge Theme is. Teams
will have 1 hour to design and make their cosplay, then show it off on the runway.
4:00pm Transform! Magical Pinku Mini Live @ APOP (Muskoka)
Pinku Project presents you a brand new setlist of Jpop and anime music you love~! The Pinku duo will sing and dance for you to spread Pinku Power~!! Please come and join the Pinku Army and bring your idol otaku spirit with you~!!
4:30pm Showdown on the Mean Streets of Pillowtropolis (Playground)
Grab a pillow from your hotel room and get ready for the final showdown of feathery ferocity! Prove your strength and emerge as the victor in this ultimate heroes-versus-villains Pillow Fight!
5:00pm How to DJ: The Basics (Northern Spy)
The professional party heroes of Nocturnal Commissions host a basic, technical introduction to the art of DJing. Learn to spin, learn to play!
5:00pm Wig Stylin' (Spartan)
Got2B a wig!!!! Join us as we show you the nitty gritty tips and tricks of wig styling and care for your cosplay.
5:00pm Button making! (Ambrosia Hallway)
Got a favorite picture or comic you want to rock 24/7? Stop by the Button Making Kiosk and have any 2D image turned into a button pin keepsake to see you through the rest of APOP!
5:00pm Course in Cassanovae (Bar)
Your mother’s love is unconditional; a girl’s isn’t. You have to work for it. Join J-Train and Love Shack, Doctors of Love, for a humor rife seminar on learning the game, getting the girl, and being alpha s f***.
6:00pm Burn Burn Revolution (Playground, until fuel runs out)
A MASSIVE INTERACTIVE FIRE SCULPTURE that shoots HUGE FLAMES INTO THE SKY and is controlled by YOU on a DDR mat using custom built electronics and massive fuel tanks! Dangerous? A little. Awesome? HELL YES.
6:00pm D.I.Y. Promotion (Northern Spy)
Got an idea? Want to make Webshows, write or draw comics, or show off an otherwise unspecified talent but aren’t sure how to get started? Find out how at the DIY Promotions workshop!
6:00pm Infamous Cock Block Terrific Plushy Hour (Niagara)
They're cute and the punny! Make your own felt-fabric, farm-animal, block-shaped cock plushie!
6:00pm Who’s That Pokemon? (Spartan)
Compete for tasty candy rewards in an anything-goes game of Pokemon Charades. See your fellow APOPpers fail miserably at miming Porygon! Your pokedex won’t help you here!
6:00pm Anime Life Drawing (Ambrosia I)
A crash-course in the fundamentals of figure drawing featuring gorgeous cosplay models. Bring your sketchbook or snag a pen and paper, and hone your drawing skills!
6:30: Anime Face-off (Spartan)
Try your hand at anime stand-bys like physically impossible eyebrow tricks, mouth 80% of head size, and more! Go head to head with your fellow APOPpers in this anything-goes contest of facial flexibility.
6:30pm Project Cosplay: Runway Showdown (Muskoka)
See duct tape, safety pins & cardboard take over the runway in this ghetto-fabulous fashion show!
6:30pm Recess: Kids’ Games (Picnic Grounds)
Asemble for potato sack races and playground favourites like red rover, simon says, murder handshake, broken telephone, zip zap zop, and octopus tag!!
7:00pm Wakfu (Northern Spy)
Wakfu is a French anime based on an online MMORPG. Come join the Brotherhood of Tofu for fun and adventure in the World of Twelve. Allons-y!
7:00pm What Circus Skill Suits You? (Spartan)
There are hundreds of different skills and acts within the circus arts pantheon...Find out from professional aerialist Miranda Tempest what different acts require their performers to excel at, and find out what kind of circus performer you could be!
7:00pm Anime Bingo (Niagara)
Feeling lucky? Manga prizes abound as we cover everything from structurally unsound robots, indestructible white cotton panties, and more!
7:30pm Masquerade (Muskoka)
Suit up as your favourite anime, TV, gaming, or movie character, and take on your fellow costumers for top honors and killer prizes!
8:00pm Throwing Raves 101 (Spartan)
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to make your favourite raves happen? Join the Nocturnal Commissions crew as they take you through the controlled chaos of planning and promoting your first rave.
8:00pm Faerie Wings & Magic Things (Niagara)
Be magic, not tragic - Grow a pair of wings!
8:00pm Card Magic: Tips an Party Tricks (Northern Spy)
A well-performed party trick breaks the ice and gets the babe! Learn the best of misdirection, mentalism, and slight of hand in this crash course in Card Magic.
8:00pm The Harajuku Circus Experience! (Otakubaloo, ongoing)
Illuminair Entertainment (www.illuminair-entertainment.com) brings you a Harajuku-themed circus performance featuring both professional and aspiring circus performers from throughout the GTA. Performances will be ongoing throughout Saturday night during Otakubalou!"
8:30pm Melted Lollipop Stand-Up Show (18A) (Muskoka)
Step right up and sell your soul, body, or siblings for a seat at the Melted Lollipop Stand-Up show! Hide yo kids, and hide yo minors! ‘cause our cast of comics is guaranteed to get you tingling in all the right places! WARNING: Not a guarantee.
9:00pm 8bit Accessories: Hair Bows and Bow Ties (Niagara)
Construct a pixelated hair bow or bow tie out of perler beads!
9:00pm Anime Hell (Northern Spy)
Trawl the dregs of the internet as we cast a net over the bad, the worse, and the WTF-y.
9:00pm Newmindspace: Never Ask Permission (Spartan)
International Pillow Fight Day, Subway Parties, Capture the Flag games & more! How to plan events in public without ever asking permission and some other cool info about doing what you love.
9:30pm Seme or Uke? (Northern Spy)
Loli girl or T-Rex? Santa Claus or Sasuke? Get your daily WTF-ery dose with this in-depth, anything-goes discussion of who would top and who would bottom.
9:30pm Anime Under the Stars (Picnic Grounds, ongoing until 3:00am)
Pull up a picnic blanket, grab some friends, and take in some must-see flicks! When the stars come out, snag a grassy spot and experience The Secret World of Arriety, Redline, and Spirited Away!
9:30pm Swing Dance Lessons with Bees' Knees Dance (Ambrosia I)
Learn to Lindy hop, jitterbug and jive in this entry-level swing class! See you on the dancefloor!
9:30pm The Basement Kids Improv “Suck on this!” 18+ Show (Muskoka)
The censors are coming off! Even we don’t know what kind of inappropriate hi-jinx we’ll get into in this set of improv games after-dark. This is one late-night laugh fest you won’t want to miss!
10:00pm Newmindspace & Kigurumi Canada present BLANKET FORTS (Algonquin, ongoing)
Get comfy & cozy in your favourite Kigurumi or pjs! Games, toys, nooks & cranies - A slumber party you’ll never forget!
10:00pm Newfags Can’t Triforce (AKA Name That Meme) (Northern Spy)
Do you know what a Duckroll is? Can you triforce? You might have spent enough time in your basement to win!
Grab your sharpie and make your way down to "Name that Meme!" the only trivia game that rewards your hours of lurking the bowels of the internet (finally.) The council of neckbeards will decide your fate. Don't forget to delete system32 upon entry.
10:00pm Super Belligerent Disney Karaoke Funtime (Niagara, ongoing until 12:00am)
Yell and make lewd gestures to the music of Phil Collins as Disney Karaoke desecrates your childhood favourites and forever changes the way you think of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang".
10:00pm Pasties and Pastries (Spartan)
Cookies and cabaret for all! Assemble a pair of burlesque nipple covering pasties and chow down on some late-night snacks!
11:00pm Pokephilia: The Sexy Side of Pokemon (FURRY APPROVED) (Northern Spy)
Let's face it - we’ve all looked at Dragonair the wrong way. From the feminine beauty of Gardevoir to the animal strength of Arcanine- Pokemon can be eerily attractive. Professor Juniper leads a panel on Pokephilia for N00bs and veteran Pokemon lovers alike!
11:00pm Follow the Blue Box: Dr Who discussion (Spartan)
Discuss the past, present, and future of Dr. Who.
11:00pm Super Smash Burlesque (and more!) (Muskoka)
Press A to start! The Underground Peepshow is taking you back to the days of 8-bit sidescrollers and Mario Kart Parties with Nintendo-themed burlesque performances from their recent hit show. PLUS! Fillies and gentlecolts prepare yourselves for two special guest performances from Bella Fox's Winter Wrap-Up My Little Pony burlesque show.
11:30pm Lightsaber Battle (Playground)
Will you become a Jedi or be lured by the dark side? Take a lightsaber and join your side as we battle for control of the galaxy. May the force be with you.
12:00am Flames in the Night (Playground)
See death defying pyromaniacs perform incredible acts of burning beauty. They’ll spin, dance, and breathe flames for you in an awe-inspiring show that culminates in a massive fireworks display!
12:00am Di** or No Di** (Northern Spy)
Put your di**-discerning abilities to the test. The legendary guessing game returns for an after-hours laugh riot!
12:00am Russian Roulette (Spartan)
Can you stare Death in the face and laugh? Can you pull the trigger? Take a seat at the table and prove yourself. Is it courage or is it madness? It’s russian roulette.
12:00am Hentai Bingo (Niagara)
Bad anatomy, body transfer, and physically impossible lactation abound in this late-night manga giveaway!
1:00am 4chan Friendship Challenge (Northern Spy)
Know your best buddy inside out? Prove it! Grab your BFF Jill, and go head-to-head with other BFFs as we test your knowledge of each other’s deviant thoughts. Play along in the audience or snag one of three contestant slots.
1:00am Hentai & Arcade Top 10: Competitive Hentai Gaming (Spartan)
Will chivalry or sleaze prevail? Show us your 18A moves, with points awarded for speed, style, and finish.
1:00am A wizard has turned you into an anthropomorphic cat. Is this awesome? Y/N (Niagara)
It's happi happi Neko-chan time! Make a pair of cat ears and meow the night away!
2:00am Belligerent Wizards’ Club. Rules: A) Drinking. 2) Magic. (Niagara)
Suit up for combat with the slightly less inebriated! Decimate their ranks with the awe-inspiring power of sparkly paper wizard hats.
SUNDAY (JULY 15)
9:00am Pancake Picnic (Artists' Alley)
Free pancake breakfast! If you have a breakfast meal ticket, redeem it before 10:30am! If you don’t have a meal ticket, get there at 10:30 for first come first serve!
10:00am Perry Bible Bingo: Grim humor and bo$$ prizes on a Sunday morning (Northern Spy)
Welcome the new day with whimsical childlike imagery and a blast of morbid humor!
10:00am ParaPara Aerobics (Spartan)
Looking for some early morning action? Get your but in gear with some sweet ParaPara dance steps!
10:00 En Route in Johto: Make Your Own Gym Badge (Niagara)
On your way to the Pokemon League? Cast and paint your own Pokemon Gym Badge!
10:00am Paperfolding Power: Origami Lessons (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 5:00pm)
10:30am Harajuku Swap & Shop (Ambrosia I, ongoing until 12:30pm)
Calling all Otaku, fashionistas, Lolitas, and treasure-hunters on a budget! Stop by the Swap and Shop and secure anime merch, costumes, lolita garb, games, and toys for dirt cheap!!
11:00am KPOP Discussion Panel (Northern Spy)
Discuss everything you love about KPOP here at APOP! From After School to Zelo, Boy bands and Girl groups, if it’s KPOP, we want to hear about it.
11:00pm How to DJ: Intermediate Level Lesson (Spartan)
So you’ve mastered the basics? Tips and techniques for the aspiring pro!
11:00am Electro-Clothing: Wearable Electronics Workshop (Niagara)
Interested in creating high-tech, interactive clothing? Marisa Ranalli shows you how to embed lights, sound, and other electronic components into your outfits.
11:00am Total Blackout Live (Muskoka)
Prepare to enter the darkness and face your deepest fears in Total Blackout LIVE! Constants will don blindfolds and complete a series of games, each one relying on their senses- with their imaginations as their biggest weapon!
11:00am The Sweet Stitch (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 4:00pm)
11:00am PlushWorks (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 4:00pm)
11:00am Level Up with Friendly Fire: Fire spinning, Hula Hooping, and Yo-Yo Tricks (Playground, ongoing until 5:00pm)
12:00pm Master Your Stroke: Write your name in kanji! (Ambrosia Hallway, ongoing until 3:00pm)
12:00am The Avengers: Chick flick? (Northern Spy)
The most successful comic book film of all time, The Avengers, demonstrates hollywood's move to targeting a broader demographic with more character and relationship driven storylines. What's driving this and what will the implications be for the comic book "boys-only" fandom?
12:00pm Lolliwood Squares (Spartan)
We’re taking the Iconic game show “Hollywood Squares”, making a left turn at Albuquerque, and heading straight for Lolliwood! We take 9 “pros” and slam them with anime trivia to see if they know they’re stuff. It’s up to our contestants to call their bluff...or not!
12:00pm Tiny Hats & Kawaii Cupcakes (Niagara)
Why is a raven like a writing desk? Wrap your head around similar riddles while trying to make a tiny hat or plush cupcake.
12:00pm SPLASH!: An APOP Pool Party (Pool, ongoing until 3:00pm)
Stop by the pool for some hot tunes and wet times with RollsRoyce and Iam21! Relax and soak up some sun. Double brownie points for cosplay swimwear!
12:00pm Kandi Jam (Picnic Grounds, ongoing until 4:00pm)
Make some beaded kandi bracelets to trade with your fellow APoppers before the weekend’s over!
12:30pm Canada’s Next Top Lolita (Muskoka)
Got stylish stocking and a fierce petticoat? See contestants rock that cupcake silhouette down the runway for the top prize. YOU vote for the victor!
12:30pm Air Guitar Competition (Otakubaloo Stage)
Finally those years of practicing will come in handy as you take the stage and rock out on the air guitar in front of a sea of adoring air fans! Show your best air moves and shred some wicked tunes for bragging rights and prizes
1:00pm Jousting Tournament (Playground, ongoing until 3:00pm)
Take THAT! Aaaaaand THAT! Aand even THAT! Take on your fellow APOPpers in this no-rules bouncy battle for a chance at the title of Joust Champion!
1:00pm Laughterbirth: A Comedy Tutorial (Northern Spy)
Two "living" comedians walk you through the dos and don'ts of being a comedian. Everyone gets one laugh egg to incubate into a laughterbeast. The questions of the hour: what is funny, and why does your "brain" laughs at "jopes"? Sit in an area with us and observe our rantings.
1:00pm Cosplay Photography (Spartan)
Time to kick your photos up a notch! A non-technical crash-course in cosplay photography- covering everything from composition to communication.
1:00pm From Manga to the Silver Screen: A Filmmaker's Journey (Ambrosia I)
Sakichi Sato, legendary Japanese film writer and director, has adapted several popular manga for films including Ichi The Killer, Gozu, and Tokyo Zombie. Hear him discuss his experiences as and what inspires his twisted and brilliant filmmaking.
1:30pm Drink Me: A Mad Tea Party (Niagara, ongoing until 3:00pm)
Pull up a chair, down a 'DRINK ME' vial, and puzzle over ravens and writing desks! Celebrate your UNBIRTHDAY with cupcakes and crazy, or stop in for a spot of tea.
2:00pm Signing: Sakichi Sato (Ambrosia I)
2:00pm Cosplay on a Dime: Saving time, money, and sanity! (Northern Spy)
From Craft foam to Dollarama upcycling, get the inside secrets on how to cut costs on your costumes using alternative methods, tools, and materials.
2:00pm The Basement Kids Improv “Try this at home kids!” All-Ages Workshop (Spartan)
Ever wanted to hop on stage, and act as silly as we do? Even if you have little to no previous acting experience, this is your chance to learn what it takes to be an improviser. Attendees can learn the rules of improv, participate in group exercises, and even perform live with TBK!
2:00pm Turn your world upside-down! Aerial Acrobatics Workshop with Miranda
Tempest (Muskoka, ongoing until 6:00pm)
2:30pm Ramen Eating Contest (Gaming Hallway)
A showdown of gastric fortitude as contestants see how much noodle soup they can take down in under an hour. Witness this horrific gut-busting display live on Sunday or if you think you have an epic appetite, sign up at the info booth!
3:00pm HBO's Game of Thrones: Fail or Fabulous? (Northern Spy)
Winter is coming.... in five-ish months. To sate your appetite until the inevitable cold, fly your banner during our discussion of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series, and books one and two of “A Song of Ice and Fire.” NO SPOILERS.
3:00pm Lolita Fashion & Culture (Spartan)
A discussion of the popular street fashion an subculture in Japan, its origins and substyles.
3:00pm Clip-on Anime Emoticons (Niagara)
Throbbing "cross popping” veins, depicted as a cruciform in the upper head region, indicate anger or irritation in anime. Throw yourself into a wild rage trying to assemble one!
3:00pm Sketching Duels (Ambrosia I)
Lend your voice to the crowd as we pit two artists against each other to come up with the Atomic Loli’s Pet Companion, alternate outfit, and arch nemesis!
3:00pm Undokai: Traditional Japanese School Sports Festival (Playground)
The battle begins! Go head-to-head with your fellow APOPpers in ‘Bring Me..’ races and other traditional Japanese games. Grab a partner and go piggyback for the culminating Kibasen (Cavalry Battle)!
4:00pm Renegade Parties: Tips & Tricks from the Underground (Northern Spy)
Music is art and the world is your canvas. Throwing renegade parties is a wonderful way to inject adventure into the world. Learn the tricks to throwing an epic party in a public place on a budget and without heat.
4:00pm My Little Party: Friendship is Magic but Pinatas are Better (Spartan, ongoing until 6:00pm)
Once upon a pony, a new generation of MLP cartoons was released that unexpectedly became a major hit. Join us as we celebrate by talking ponies, watching ponies, and possibly even becoming ponies.
4:00pm Lovin' Lace: Lolita Headbands (Niagara)
For all you trendy fashionistas and aspiring Lolitas! Learn how to make your own lolita headpiece out of lace and ribbon!
4:30pm Recess: MORE Kids’ Games (Playround)
5:00pm Black Butler Goes Atomic (Northern Spy)
Be enchanted by the hospitality of the Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler panelists. Come for discussion, character cosplays and perhaps a little treat. We are merely one hell of a panel.
5:00pm How do I Love Thee, Luvdisc? Let Me Count the Ways! (Niagara)
Birth a LuvDisc of your own and confuse would-be attackers with Sweet Kiss and Attract!
5:30pm “...wat?: A showcase of bizarre Japanese commercials (Northern Spy)
It goes without saying that certain Japanese advertisements are...‘eccentric,’ to say the least. Join us for a collection of the most quirky, bizarre, and outright ridiculous TV spots to come out of Japan. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and almost certainly be left thinking “...wat?”
6:00pm Closing Ceremonies & Mass Balloon Giveaway (Picnic Grounds)
Join us as for an APOP wrap-up with free balloons, prizes, a look back on the weekend’s festivities, and a massive group hug!