ANIME Viewings and Panels for ConGlomeration 2019

ConGlomeration’s 2019 Anime lineup, directed by the Louisville Anime Community, includes:

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower
  • Panels and screenings that discuss anime culture
  • Chances to discover new anime to obsess over
  • Anime-oriented tabletop and video-gaming
  • Cosplay
  • Karaoke

The programs listed below will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY during Easter weekend — April 19-21 — as part of ConGlomeration 2019.

If you want to spend an entire weekend main-lining anime with a few hundred fellow otaku — ConGlomeration 2019 is the place to be.

Interested in more than just anime? You can view our full program lineup here.

Want to spend Easter weekend immersed in anime? Register for ConGlomeration 2019!

Friday, April 19

El Hazard The Wanderers anime

VIEWING: “El Hazard: The Wanderers”
12pm | Hancock
When a school experiment goes wrong, the explosion transports Makoto, Jinnai, his sister Nanami, and their teacher Mr. Fujisawa to the strange and magnificent world El Hazard. Makoto and Fujisawa land squarely in the Kingdom of Roshtaria, and quickly befriend the princess Rune Venus. Jinnai allies himself with the Bugrom, a race of giant insects bent on taking over El Hazard, while his sister tries to eke out her own living in the desert. Makoto searches desperately for a way to return home, all the while fighting off the Bugrom, enlisting the help of the elemental Holy Priestesses, and stopping the demon god Ifurita from destroying everything.

“Anime-Inspired Gaming”
2pm | Hancock
Board games, video games, anime in everything. Sit for a bit and play anime tie-in games or inspired works we’ve come up with anime-themed rule sets for.

“Let’s Play Otome”
4pm | Hancock
Like anime AND gaming? Want to be the hero of your own anime? Need something casual to play? Look no further, otome games are definitely for you! So let’s explore some popular games and where to find them! Suggested ages teen and older, please.

“Author a Crazy Anime Plot!”
5pm | Hancock
Ideas assemble! Think you can build an anime out of random topics and smoosh it together in an unholy marriage of funny, weird, and stuff that just doesn’t make sense? Come prove it as we form improvised teams and bubblegum together a fun composition competition.

“Gunpla 101”
7pm | Hancock
Gunpla (Gundam models) have different scales, complexity, and ages. Come learn about where to get started and tips on tricks to make your kits look great. Hosted by Shawn Burke of Red Comet Customs, a Gunpla & diorama customizing service.

“Build Your Gunpla”
8:30pm | Hancock
Bring your own Gunpla (Gundam model kit) or buy a new kit from the Dealers Room. Put in action the tips learned in our 101 class. Hosted by Shawn Burke of Red Comet Customs, a Gunpla & diorama customizing service.

“K-POP Karaoke Party!”
9:30pm | Grant
Ready to rock out? It doesn’t matter if you’re not fluent in Korean or even if you’ve never heard of KPOP! Give us your best try at lip-syncing, dancing, and mumbling along for a chance to win, or just come hang out and enjoy the show!

Want to be a part of Easter anime extravaganza? Register for ConGlomeration 2019!

Saturday, April 20

Dual Parallel Trouble Adventure

“Forgotten Cartoons of the ’80s and Early ’90s”
8am | Hancock
Go old-school with your anime appreciation as we discuss some of the forgotten classics of the early days of the anime invasion of America.

“History of Japan for Otaku”
9am | Hancock
Get a crash course in Japanese history optimized to help you understand and appreciate the themes and references in your favorite anime series.

VIEWING: “Dual! Parallel Trouble Adventure”
10am | Hancock
What if you took Evangelion and parodied it, making it more slice of life comedy and about family and food? Let’s discuss the fun but rarely known 1999 series Dual!, and it’s connections to Tenchi Muyo!

“Who’s That Robot: Mecha Trivia”
11am | Hancock
Robots big and small, we have ’em all! We give the clues, and you guess which bot fills those shoes!

“Sailor Moon’s Mythology”
1pm | Hancock
When Naoko Takeuchi created her award-winning series, she pulled from Greek and Roman mythology. Learn the background and depth behind Sailor Moon’s characters and villains and everything in between!

“Anime Cons in Review”
2:30pm | Hancock
Haven’t been to many conventions? Come discuss with our panel of veteran con attendees who have been to over 50 conventions across the US and their thoughts on what’s worthwhile out there.

“Yoko Kanno’s Music & Watanabe’s Vision”
3:30pm | Hancock
Director Shinichirō Watanabe and Composer Yoko Kanno have worked together on many anime series, most notably Cowboy Bebop. We’ll explore these series and how Kanno’s music affects the stories Watanabe creates.

“Japanese Folklore as the Key to Anime”
5pm | Hancock
To fully appreciate anime you need to know the myths that much of it draws from. Travel back to a time when Japan wasn’t an island in the Pacific Ocean. We’ll talk about the gods Izanagi and Izanami and how they created the islands of Japan, along with Amaterasu, Susanoo, Tsukuyomi and many others you may have never heard of!

“You Should Be Watching: Anime Recommendations”
7pm | Hancock
Looking for something new to get into? Need to beak out of a shonen slump? Join us for some choice picks of great anime and trailers from a variety of genres.

“War for the Grail! A Fate/101 Panel”
8:30pm | Hancock
A bloody battle with heroes summoned from across all mythos and time. This multiverse spans a huge variety of games, anime, and alternate timelines. Join us as we try to unravel these threads of Fate.

VIEWING: “Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Bandit Flower”
10pm | Hancock
During the One Year War of U.C. 0079, the Earth Federation’s “Moore Brotherhood” and the Principality of Zeon’s “Living Dead Division” engage in a fierce battle in the “Thunderbolt Sector.” Io Fleming, a Federation Gundam pilot, and an amputee ace sniper Zeon pilot Daryl Lorenz, will clash brutally with experimental giant robot suits to the backdrop of jazz and some of the best graphics the Gundam series has yielded to date. Recommended only for late teens 18+ and adults due to adult content.

Want to spend three days watching and talking anime? Register for ConGlomeration 2019!

Sunday, April 21

Record of Lodoss War anime

“Year to Year Guide for G1 Transformers”
9am | Hancock
The Bumblebee live-action film has reminded all of us of the glory that is G1 Transformers. Comes refresh yourself on the canon and characters of the franchise that secretly introduced many Americans to anime.

“Anthropomorphism in Anime”
10am | Hancock
Animal characters with human personalities and characteristics. Human intelligence and facial expressions, speaking, walking on two legs, and wearing clothes. All are staples of anime, and we’ll discuss as many as you can think of.

“The Record of Lodoss War”
11:30am | Hancock
D&D the anime? Started in the 80’s as a transcript of D&D, RoLW has spawned multiple continuations and sold over 10 million copies in Japan alone. Considered one of the original early epic story anime, come explore the saga of the Lodoss War.

Want to overdose on anime over a long weekend? Register for ConGlomeration 2019!

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