Schedule

Plan your weekend and check out all the fun events!

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Please note that some stage events are first come first serve LIMITED seating.

**Schedule is subject to change so please check back for the most up-to-date version***

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Unplugged 2016 Program Guide Book

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Main Stage
Main Stage
Opening Ceremonies
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10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Main Stage

Unplugged 2016 kicks off with the opening ceremonies. Join us first thing in the morning for all the anticipation and excitement as we open our 5th year anniversary celebrations!

YTV The Zone PJ Reunion Q & A
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Main Stage

One of our featured events, the reunion almost a decade in the making! If you watched YTV during the early 2000's chances are you came ran home from school to watch the antics of two of YTV's most beloved PJs. Carlos and PJ Phresh Phil of The Zone reunite for some fun and laughter. Find out what they have been up to as well as what is in store for them in the near future. They will be taking questions from all their loyal fans! Check out the event page: YTV The Zone PJ Reunion/Q&A

6 Seconds Vine Documentary Screening
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Main Stage

Vine superstar Ray Ligaya presents a special screening of the Vine documentary 6 Seconds. Ray will be on hand with director Erika Ty to take questions after the screening. Check out the trailer here: 6 Seconds

Toronto Harajuku Style
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Main Stage

The amazing girl troupe Toronto Harajuku Style will be performing LIVE onstage. Krystle, Xin, Emi, Dolly Momoiro, Nokogiri, Lil Morning Star and Tiya will display the Toronto Harajuku Style. Don't miss this performance as they show you their moves and teach you some steps to follow along!

Dante Basco - Acting Panel
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Main Stage

A veteran of the big and small screen, Dante Basco is wealth of information when it comes to the business. If you've ever wanted to know what it takes to be an actor for movies or television, join us for this panel where Dante will be sharing all his knowledge and experiences.

6 Seconds Vine Documentary Screening
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Main Stage

Vine superstar Ray Ligaya presents a special screening of the Vine documentary 6 Seconds. Ray will be on hand with director Erika Ty to take questions after the screening. Check out the trailer here: 6 Seconds

6 Seconds Vine Documentary Screening
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Main Stage

Vine superstar Ray Ligaya presents a special screening of the Vine documentary 6 Seconds. Ray will be on hand with director Erika Ty to take questions after the screening. Check out the trailer here: 6 Seconds

IA Party A Go Go Screening
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Main Stage

J-Rock North Promotions in association with IA/1st Place Co ltd. will be officially screening “IA 1st Live Concert in Japan -PARTY A GO-GO" Seating is limited, so arrive early to watch this Live Vocaloid performance. View event page: IA 1st Live Concert in Japan -PARTY A GO-GO

Medabots Meet and Greet
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Main Stage

Joe Motiki and Lisa Jai, the voices of Metabee and Erika Amakaze share their experiences on voicing their characters during the show's memorable run.

Masters of Cosplay
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Main Stage

After 4 months of building the moment has arrived. Our 4 nominated contestants and 1 wildcard reveal their final creations. This promises to be the spectacle of the evening so make sure to grab your seats and witness master level cosplay! Hosted by Liana K and Joe Motiki and celebrity judges Marie Claude Bourbonnais and Ed the Sock. Finals of Lip Sync Battle will take place during the judges deliberation. View the event page: Masters of Cosplay

Unplugged Masquerade
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Main Stage

Following the Masters of Cosplay, it's an open contest for all cosplay classes. Novice, Journeyman and Master level cosplayers compete for various awards including the coveted Best in Show . You can count on seeing some unique and creative costumes. Hosted by Bear Sailor Moon. View the event page: Unplugged Masquerade Pre-register for the Masquerade: Unplugged Masquerade Registration Form

The 404's Improv
10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
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Main Stage

The 404's land at Unplugged once again with their unique “geekprov” brand of improv comedy, that have been entertaining audiences all around Canada and the United States. Watch as they combine their wit, charm, pop culture knowledge, and a great deal of audience participation to create an improv show that is memorable, interactive, and hilarious...maybe even a little NSFW!

Panel Room
Panel Room
WizWar 100
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Panel Room

YouTube Gaming reviewer WizWar100 is coming to Unplugged 2016. Join us for this panel that will focus on video games as well as WizWar100's methods for creating content for his online channels.

How To Make Games
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Panel Room

An interactive workshop where those with an interest in making their own games will learn how to design, plan and develop games. Audience suggestions will be incorporated and create an outline for a fictional game to walk through the process of creating your own games. We will touch on a number of different facets of game development: from making games as personal experiences to creating a game to ship to publishers, we ensure that everyone, no matter their experience level, can learn and enjoy something from the experience. This panel features a few indie game developers and game designers with experience in developing both digital and traditional game formats.

Gaming Panel
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Panel Room

Join us for a discussion on all things gaming! Our panelists Erica Szabo, Rerez, WizWar100 and DarylDoesShow will talk about how to make YouTube videos and how to capture gaming footage.

Anime Speed Tune
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Panel Room

Anime North Game Shows brings you the ever popular Anime Speedtune! If you are an anime super fan, see if you can identify these songs from soundtracks, theme songs , intros and closings from various anime shows and movies. Can someone finally beat reigning champion Clive?

Lip Sync Battle Qualifiers
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Panel Room

Lip Sync battle is a combination of lip sync and physical performance. Sign up for our qualifiers, rock the crowd with your song choice and YOU could be headed to the finals on the main stage! View the event page: Lip Sync Battle

Marie-Claude Bourbonnais
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Panel Room

Our featured Cosplay guest and Masters of Cosplay judge will take to the main stage to show us just how she goes about making those complex cosplay recreations. Bring your notepads as you can expect for some great gems to be dropped.

Marie-Claude Bourbonnais
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Panel Room

Our featured Cosplay guest and Masters of Cosplay judge will take to the main stage to show us just how she goes about making those complex cosplay recreations. Bring your notepads as you can expect for some great gems to be dropped.

Family Feud
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Panel Room

Anime North Game Shows presents Family Feud! You know it and you love it. Now this classic of daytime game show TV is coming to the main stage at Unplugged!

Unplugged Singing Idol Prelims
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Panel Room

Singing Idol returns for the 2nd year at Unplugged. The competition was stiff last year and we are looking to repeat that this year. If you have a great singing voice, this is the event for you. Sign up and let us hear you soar! Singing idol Finals will be held on stage on Sunday. View the event page: Unplugged Idol

Unplugged Karaoke
9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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9:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Panel Room

What a way to cap off the night! Join us for 90 mins of madcap karaoke. All genres and style welcome. Do you want to sing solo or as a group? Either way, it is sure to be a packed house and everyone sings along. View the event page: Unplugged Karaoke

Room of Requirement
Room of Requirement
Harry Potter
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Room of Requirement

One of our main events, the Room of Requirement will celebrate the release of the brand new Harry potter universe movie. Experience a blend of challenging and fun mini-games as each house will compete to see who will be the best. The winning house will receive their ultimate prize - a wand that will choose you! View the event page: Room of Requirement

Spell Tutor Season 2 Premiere
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12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
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Room of Requirement

Director Herman Wang and the cast of Spell Tutor will be on hand to debut a brand new episode from the upcoming Season 2 of the hit web-series. Take a break from all the action and take in an entertaining episode which will be capped with a Live Q&A session with members of the cast.

Harry Potter
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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Room of Requirement

One of our main events, the Room of Requirement will celebrate the release of the brand new Harry potter universe movie. Experience a blend of challenging and fun mini-games as each house will compete to see who will be the best. The winning house will receive their ultimate prize - a wand that will choose you! View the event page: Room of Requirement

The Three BroomSticks
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Room of Requirement

Partake in some feasting and celebration as Day 1 of the Room of Requirement come to a close. The school prefects from The Three Broomsticks provide nourishing treats and refreshments as well as some entertainment and conversation to patrons. View the event page: Three Broomsticks

Pokemon Go Panel
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Room of Requirement

Join us for a fun talk about our favourite mobile game! The admins from the Cosplay Hangout Group will discuss tips and strategies, our most memorable moments and what the future holds for this game!

Harry Potter Plushie Workshop
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Room of Requirement

Fancy a sorting hat of your very own? or perhaps you finally wish to attain the golden snitch! Build your very own plushie of each and customize to your hearts content!

WTF did I just watch? 18+ Event
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Room of Requirement

Weird internet videos such as AMVs, parodies, 3D animations etc. Exploring the weird parts of YouTube as well as other places around the web. Please note this is an 18+ event

Anime Improv/Abridged
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Room of Requirement
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Room of Requirement

Put a voice to the clip. We select an iconic anime clip and you provide the voices. Moderation and additional vocal support provided by Abridged star Anthony Sardinha.

Video Game Room
Video Game Room
Japanese Video Arcade
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Video Game Room

Ryerson Rhythm Gamers and Notice Niche games present an all day free-play game room! Try some of the latest rhythm and fighting games straight from Japan. These hard to find titles are super fun and addicting. Challenge your friends and have fun all day long! View the event page: Japanese Video Arcade

Just Dance: Dance Off Qualifiers
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
Video Game Room

Bust a move in the gaming room as our prospective dancers battle it out to see who will take the main stage for the LIVE dance off! Be sure to select the best song to impress the audience and you could be one of the finalists who will perform at the finals on Sunday. View the event page: Just Dance 2016: Dance-off

Japanese Gaming Room
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Video Game Room

Ryerson Rhythm Gamers and Notice Niche games present an all day free-play game room! Try some of the latest rhythm and fighting games straight from Japan. These hard to find titles are super fun and addicting. Challenge your friends and have fun all day long! View the event page: Japanese Video Arcade

Japanese Gaming Room
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Video Game Room

Ryerson Rhythm Gamers and Notice Niche games present an all day free-play game room! Try some of the latest rhythm and fighting games straight from Japan. These hard to find titles are super fun and addicting. Challenge your friends and have fun all day long! View the event page: Japanese Video Arcade

League of Legends Challenge
10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Video Game Room

Dante Basco is an avid LOL gamer and he has asked us to provide some challengers for a free-for all team battle. If you have what it takes to take on Dante and his team, then signup and earn some bragging rights! NOTE: This is a bring your own laptop/gaming rig tournament. View the event page: League of Legends Challenge

Japanese Gaming Room
10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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10:30 pm - 11:55 pm
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Video Game Room

Ryerson Rhythm Gamers and Notice Niche games present an all day free-play game room! Try some of the latest rhythm and fighting games straight from Japan. These hard to find titles are super fun and addicting. Challenge your friends and have fun all day long! View the event page: Japanese Video Arcade

Autograph Area
Autograph Area
Carlos Bustamante & Phil Guerrero
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Autograph Area

Autograph session with YTV PJ's Carlos Bustamante and Phil Guerrero. NOTE: Regretfully, Sugar Lyn Beard has had to cancel her appearance at this years show due to professional commitments.

Dante Basco
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Autograph Area

Autograph Session with Guest of Honour Dante Basco

Joe Motiki/Lisa Jai
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Autograph Area

Autograph session with Medabots voice actors Joe Motiki and Lisa Jai! Let's Rooooooooobattle.

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Main Stage
Main Stage
Creator Meet and Greet
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Main Stage

Learn all there is to know about creating content for YouTube, Vine and Twitch from our panel of active and expert creators.

Dante Basco Avatar Panel
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Main Stage

Guest of Honour Dante Basco takes us back to the land of Avatar as he reminisces about voicing multiple iconic characters in both the original series and the spin off. Lord Zuko is in the house and ready to answer all your questions.

Unplugged Singing Idol Finals
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Main Stage

The Finals are here. The finalists from the qualifiers get in front of the main audience to perform their song of choice. Expect to see some interesting song choices as well as the best performances from the show. Who will be crowned the 2016 Unplugged Singing Idol? View the event page: Unplugged Singing Idol

Holodeck Follies
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Main Stage

Toronto Improv crew The Dandies bring their special brand of comedy to Unplugged 2016. Be prepared to laugh all through their set as they take on the iconic Star Trek universe all in the name of comedy.

Madabots Meet and Greet Encore
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location
Main Stage

Joe Motiki and Lisa Jai, the voices of Metabee and Erika Amakaze share their experiences on voicing their characters during the show's memorable run.

Unplugged FAB ft. Toronto Harajuku Style
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Main Stage

Come and see local, innovative designers in Toronto, or showcase your own style. The fashion show strives to unite the unique and daring fashion enthusiasts in the area. We are looking for something different. We are looking for something bold. We are looking to capture Unplugged's best runway look at Unplugged's first fashion runway: F.A.B

Closing Ceremonies
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5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location
Main Stage

Unplugged 2016 comes to close for another year. Let's take a moment to recognize all the groups and individuals that helped make this year's show.

Panel Room
Panel Room
Gaming Problems and General Discussion
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Panel Room

This panel will be a discussion on the general condition of gaming, from its problems to talking about a variety of popular topics in gaming including new consoles, DLC, new games vs retro games, etc. Panel moderated by The Obsessive Gamer

Wheel of Fortune
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location
Panel Room

Spin that Wheel game show fans, as Anime North Game Shows brings "Wheel of Fortune" to Unplugged 2016. See if you can successfully put together the mystery phrase by earning vowels and consonants to gain the most money and win! Presented by Anime North Game Shows

Sailor Moon Merchandise
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location
Panel Room

Highly popular panel on just some of the hundreds and thousands of items available to Sailor Moon fans in recent years in North America and Japan. If you want to learn about some rare and hard to find items that ever Sailor Moon fan MUST have then come to this panel curated by Emily from Moon Chase.

Unplugged Karaoke
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Panel Room

Haven't had enough karaoke action? Join us for another 90 mins of madcap karaoke. All genres and style welcome. Do you want to sing solo or as a group? Either way, it is sure to be a packed house and everyone sings along. View the event page: Unplugged Karaoke

Room of Requirement
Room of Requirement
Masters of Cosplay Post Show Panel
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Room of Requirement

Come meet contestants in this years Masters of Cosplay contest. Fresh from their night on the main stage, they will be taking questions on their experience with the contest as well as providing their own unique tips on cosplaying. Don't miss this one on one!

Sailor Moon Voice Acting - With Lyon Smith
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location
Room of Requirement

Sailor Moon Fans get ready to meet Prince Sapphire's Voice Actress the one and only Lyon Smith! Sit and listen as Lyon tells us about his experiences as a voice actor on one of the greatest Anime Programs of all time.

Robot Battle
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Room of Requirement

An open challenge to all competitors for a Robotics Tournament! Teams will have 60-90 minutes to build their robot and then 60-90 minutes in order to complete 4-6 tasks ending with a sumo event.

Video Game Room
Video Game Room
Just Dance 2016: Dance-Off Finals!
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Video Game Room

Finals of the Just Dance 2016: Dance-Off View the event page: Just Dance 2016: Dance-off

Japanese Gaming Room
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Video Game Room

Ryerson Rhythm Gamers and Notice Niche games present an all day free-play game room! Try some of the latest rhythm and fighting games straight from Japan. These hard to find titles are super fun and addicting. Challenge your friends and have fun all day long! View the event page: Japanese Video Arcade

Japanese Gaming Room
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Video Game Room

Ryerson Rhythm Gamers and Notice Niche games present an all day free-play game room! Try some of the latest rhythm and fighting games straight from Japan. These hard to find titles are super fun and addicting. Challenge your friends and have fun all day long! View the event page: Japanese Video Arcade

Autograph Area
Autograph Area
Dante Basco
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Autograph Area

Autograph session with guest of honour Dante Basco.

Carlos Bustamante & Phil Guerrero
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Autograph Area

Autograph session with YTV PJ's Carlos Bsutamante & Phil Guerrero. NOTE: Regretfully, Sugar Lyn Beard has had to cancel her appearance at this years show due to professional commitments.

Joe Motiki/Lisa Jai
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location
Autograph Area

Autograph session with Medabots voice actors Joe Motiki and Lisa Jai. Let's Rooooooooooooooobattle!