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July 1st-4th, 2017
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Providing opportunities and resources to learn something new From cosplay to dance to drawing to writing, passionate instructors eager to share their knowledge with fellow fans and attendees. In 2015, we had over 40 different workshops throughout all four days of AX. With a large variety of workshops to choose from, be sure to check out the schedule to find something that catches your interest. Or, if it’s your first year at Anime Expo or conventions in general, try checking out a panel like, “How to Survive Your First Convention!”

If you are interested in hosting a workshop at Anime Expo, please check out the “How to Host a Panel/Workshop Guide” for more information. Application TBA.

Examples of Past Workshops

AMV 101: The Basics

Want to make an AMV? Looking for some additional tips? We can help! Join us as we explore the arts of AMV creation. Make sure to bring lots of questions!

Copic Marker Essentials

From choosing paper to inking and coloring, this class gives a basic overview of how to use Copic products for creating your own manga. Learn how to pick blending colors, how to apply color like the pros, and see an airbrush demo. All supplies provided.

Cosplay Photoshop 101 with Aicosu

Come and learn all about post-photo editing for your cosplay needs! Learn how to touch up your skin, add better lighting, change the background, add visual effect like super powers and sparkles and more! We will break it down for you so it’s easy, fun and fast! We’ll teach you the basic tools and advance techniques.

Gundam Model Building

This presentation will cover beginner to advance building techniques for Gundam models performed in a humorous comedy show style. Basic building techniques, such as cutting the parts and sanding, to advanced techniques, such as kit bashing parts together to create unique parts, will be discussed during the panel with dioramas to demonstrate.

How to Survive your First Con

Conventions can be a strange experience for first timers. Join convention veteran Victor Frost and learn how to get the most out of your con experience! Topics range from convention etiquette, safety, and nutritional tips. Get a leg up and learn how to survive your first convention!

Stunt Fighting 101

Come learn the ins and outs of stage and screen combat with Los Angeles based stunt crew Team Lift XMA. Punch combos, selling reactions, “Real vs Reel” and a whole host of other new content await you at this interactive event!

Taiko Demo & Workshop

Interested in traditional Japanese instruments? Then come and listen to the talented Senryu Taiko group! Be sure to stick around to learn some of the basics behind performing on taiko drums.

Writing Fanfiction: The Basics and Beyond

For experienced and budding writers alike, we’re eager to share the most important rules, tips, and pointers to help you create quality fanfiction! We’ll also analyze some popular writers and their fan fiction to give you a better idea of what key factors make fanfic successful.


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