Anime Weekend Atlanta®
September 24th-27th, 2015 | Atlanta, Georgia
Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel + Cobb Galleria Centre
+ Sheraton Suites Galleria
Events, Panels, and Workshops

What's going on at AWA 2014?

If this question is on your mind, you've come to the right place! Remember, this list is ever changing! It shouldn't replace the online guide or printed guide that will be released closer to the show.

Anime Weekend Atlanta Classics

These are the panels you've come to know and love. From the costume contest to Anime Hell, our schedule just wouldn't be the same without them.

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • The Costume Contest
  • Anime Hell
  • Midnite Madness
  • Totally Lame Anime
  • The Saturday Night Dance
  • Panel of DOOM!

Thursday Programming

If you find yourself onsite Thursday night, hey, we've got you covered.

  • The Super Happy Fun Sell
  • Old School Classroom
  • ...more to come!

Interactive Programming

Sometimes, you just want to get in on all that fun. These events give you a chance to become part of the show!

  • Black Butler Murder Mystery
  • Shingeki no Shenanigans
  • Shoujo Slumber Party
  • Do You Know Your Anime?
  • Pokemon Gen 1 Jeopardy
  • What a PEACHY Gigapause

Anime Panels

The bread and butter of our con - come learn more about the shows you love or discover new shows you're gonna love!

  • Ojamajo Doremi: the Best Magical Girl Show You've Never Seen
  • 3-Minute Anime: Ain't Nobody Got Time for That!
  • SD Gundam Mk III: The End of an Era
  • Tatsunoko: Helmets, Lapels, and Seahorses
  • Precure? All Right!
  • Why We Love 70s Anime (and other Japanese Stuff)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Universal Century, Best Century
  • APH: Fond Memories
  • Our M@sterpiece: The iDOLM@STER Panel
  • Splash Free!
  • It's MANIME! The Manly Anime Panel!
  • Patlabor: The King of Real Robot Anime
  • MARVEL-ous Anime
  • Join the Amestrian Army
  • Anime Blinded me with SCIENCE
  • The Coin is Mightier than the Sword
  • Oh the (Animated) Horror!
  • Do You Remember Love?
  • Naruto Fan Panel
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Posing Academy
  • Trigger Warning: Kill la Kill
  • Sailor Moon: Destiny and Beyond Time
  • Magical Girl Madness
  • Making the Doughnuts: In HELL!
  • Face Your Feels
  • Real Vampires Don't Sparkle
  • The Abridged Series Panel
  • Boys to Men: Shonen and Seinen
  • Spice Girls: Shojo and Josei
  • Love Live! Music Start!
  • Dragonball Z: Stuff You've Never Seen
  • Deconstructing Kon
  • Kill la Kill: Spot the References, Beginner's Edition
  • YAS: The Artist Who Influenced 70s & 80s Anime
  • That 70s Anime Panel (and live action and other stuff)

Fashion and Cosplay Programming

Get your kawaii on! Whether you're into BEING your favorite character or wearing the latest designs straight off the streets of Japan, we've got something for you.

Cosplay Programming

  • Cosplay Jumpstart
  • Wig Care 101
  • Wig Care 201
  • Cosplay for Common Folk
  • Leatherworking
  • Corset Making
  • Blacksmithing in Cosplay
  • Couples Cosplay
  • Commercial Patterns for Cosplay
  • Cos I'm on a Budget! Cosplay for $50
  • Cosfluff 101

Fashion Programming

  • Breaking into Japanese Street Fashion
  • Lolita and J-Fashion Shopping
  • Japanese Street Fashion: Connection with Anime and Manga
  • Japanese Street Fashion
  • Kawaii Culture
  • Lolita Sewing
  • Kawaii Lifestyle: Being a Lolita and a Professional
  • Japanese Street Fashion: Gyaru
  • Kawaii Makeup Panel
  • Feminism in Lolita Fashion


Get ready for some hands-on learning! These workshops will help you kickstart your projects. Just note, some of them do require fees to cover materials, so check out their descriptions when the online guide is up.

  • Cardfight! Vanguard 101
  • Gunpla Building Workshop 101
  • Beating the Block into Submission
  • Ballroom Dance Class
  • Amigurumi for All
  • Pattern Draping
  • Life Drawing
  • Inking
  • Making a Fur Wig for Your BJD

Manga, Web Comic and Writing Panels

Learn the ins and outs of writing, webcomic production or manga creation from the pros!

  • How to Make Manga and Comics
  • Make Manga, Not Excuses
  • It's Not all Cravats & Kimonos: Adding History to Your Webcomic
  • Bad Fanfiction Theater
  • Why We Love Doujin & Why We Make Doujin: Doujin Culture Fan Panel
  • Amateur Audiobooking. For Actual Money.
  • Finding Your Story

Culture and Music

Expand your horizons - learn more about the country responsible for all this manga and anime.

  • Ghosts of Japan
  • Gods of Japan
  • Burn, My Word! An Authoritative and Comprehensive Review of the Shinsengumi in Print and on Screen
  • Yokai: The Most Underappreciated Monsters in the World
  • Shoujo Rock Heaven


Learn creative and awesome new ways to spend your free time!

  • Japanese Toy Collecting and YOU!
  • Itasha: Anime-ing Your Ride!
  • Introduction to Asian Ball-Jointed Dolls
  • BJD or not BJD
  • Giant Robots and Mecha Modeling Kits

Live-Action Fun

Hey, live action Japanese shows need love, too!

  • Henshinformation: The Kamen Rider Panel
  • Obscure Tokusatsu 2: The Return
  • Kamen Rider: The Fruity Aftermath
  • Power Ranger vs Super Sentai
  • WTF: What the Film?!
  • Seven Samurai and Beyond: The Works of Akira Kurosawa
  • Takashi Miike Bites the World
  • The Twisted Worlds of Junji Ito

Video Games

In addition to all the games in the video gaming rooms, you can park it in these panels to learn more about your favorite games.

  • Touhou Project Fun Panel
  • Crowdfunded Gaming
  • DDR/ITG: Back in the Golden Days
  • Touhou Project: World's End
  • Pokemon vs Digimon
  • "Let's Play" How to Make a Let's Play Video

Tabletop Gaming

Hey, games that don't require a console or PC. Neat!

  • Otaku Board Game and Card Gaming
  • Roll a d66: Japanese Tabletop Roleplaying Games

PG Late Night Hijinks

Not all "after dark" fun has to be 18+!

  • All Series PJ Party
  • Karaoke
  • Shoujo Slumber Party

Not-At-All PG Late Night Hijinks

But some "after dark" programming is! Rest assured, all 18+ content will be carded. If you wanna get in, make sure you have your legal picture ID with you (oh, and that you're over 18).

  • Horribad Hentai
  • Yaoi Slumber Party
  • Attack on Titan Sleepover

If you have any questions about panels or events, shoot us an email at