Otakon 2019 is this weekend, and I recently appeared on the Reverse Thieve’s Pre-Otakon Speakeasy Podcast. We go into what panels we’re doing and what panels we’re looking forward to, so have a listen if you’re inclined and share your thoughts and expectations.
As for Ogiue Maniax’s panels, I have two this year.
Genshiken & Beyond: The Works of Kio Shimoku
Saturday, 7pm-8pm in Panel 7 (Room 146C)
Artist Kio Shimoku is best known for the manga Genshiken, but his career is filled with plenty of other fun, daring, and thought-provoking titles. Come and learn about Kio’s life, works, and artistic evolution!
Star-Crossed Alien Lovers…in Robots!
Sunday, 1245pm-145pm in Panel 5 (Room 151B)
When giant robots and romantic relationships collide, there’s bound to be chaos, drama, and more than a few messages about peace between peoples. See how some of the most iconic and fantastic mecha anime approach the perennial trope of star-crossed lovers!
See you in Washington DC!