Saturday September 14th
The Toronto Harajuku Style Dance team now also known as; THS GO! is an all-inclusive J fashion Idol group heavily inspired by the anti-Idol movement. The songs that they cover varies from Kawaii j pop songs to gut-busting J metal songs. The group consists of Monster Magical idols, Sexy Idols, Idols that are probably living under your bed without paying rent and Idols that arent even idols? Join in on the fun and games while you still can! The THS dance team celebrating 4 years of going strong please come celebrate with us!|･ω･｀)/
We are an idol group who loves idols! Come check out our live performance of some great idol tunes~ We want to hear you cheer!
Introducing the new product that’s taking the cosplay scene by storm! Brought to Arda Wigs Canada by Lumin’s Workshop, this revolutionary material is sculpt-able, mold-able, and air-cures into a high density, ultra lightweight foam. Once cured, your object can be cut, sanded, primed and painted just as you would EVA craft foam. No specialty tools are required! Arda Wigs Canada will give you a proper introduction to this incredible new product! Come learn the ins and outs and get a free sample to experiment with yourself!
GOTHAM Panel - Featuring Andrew Sellon who played Mr. Penn, The Ventriloquist, and Mr. Scarface. Following the panel there will be a 1 hour signing session in the Signing Area.
Level up! Take your wig styling knowledge to the next level with Arda Wigs Canada. Learn advanced techniques such as sewing wefts, resizing, dyeing and creating structured styles from one of our Master Wigmancers. You’ll also witness some of our key Arda Tips and Tricks! Don’t miss this chance to equip yourself the necessary wig expertise to step up your game and advance to the next level!
Calling all Cosplayers! It’s time to strut your Cosplay! Cosplay Matsuri presents the 2019 Masquerade! An annual tradition that recognizes the talents of cosplayers of all classes and skill sets. Come and share with our con-goers all the hard work you’ve put into your cosplay and compete for various prizes.
The crown jewel of cosplay events returns to Unplugged Expo x Cosplay Matsuri. 5 incredible cosplayers have been working on their cosplays for months, all leading up to the big reveal on our main stage. Bin Rand, DaynaTheSloth, Digi_Rin, Heather Starsailor and Stark Reality Cosplayer are competing for the epic title of Master of Cosplay. Follow their progress on their social media, or check out some of their videos on our Masters of Cosplay youtube channel to see how they’re progressing. This year’s contest has been sponsored by Red Moon Cosplay Solutions, who have provided each contestant a generous care package to help their build along! Who will win and claim the title of Master of Cosplay?
Test your ability to connect with our special guest panel and the audience when you answer some of our wacky questions. It’s a great way to have a fun interaction with some of the biggest guests we gave attending the event. If you answer has more matches with our guest panel than your opponent you win! It’s that simple. Come join our fun and interactive game as either an audience member or a contestant! There are no wrong answers, so come join in on the fun!
Unplugged Expo is back, and that means Anime Speedtune is also back! Players take turns choosing topics, and must identify anime shows from music. With multiple difficulty levels, both newcomers and seasoned viewers will feel comfortable. There will be 2 open games and a grand final, so there's room for 12 players. The first game will begin at 1:30PM, as the first 30 minutes is reserved for setup time.
Writer J. Torres and artist David Namisato are pleased to announce their new graphic novel Stealing Home, the story of a Japanese Canadian family set during the WW2 Internment in B.C. The authors will discuss the origins of the project, preview some artwork, and explain how it was inspired by the Asahi baseball team of Vancouver.
Join Big Jack Films & Mega Jay Retro as they discuss being a youtuber
┌──────── ･ ｡ﾟ☆: *.♡ .* :☆ﾟ. ────────┐ Sweer Magic Cafe is Cosplay Maid & Idol Group that frequents cons & anime events. "We want to blend the delight of an afternoon tea with the enjoyment of anime to create a one-of-a-kind maid cafe experience. We want to spread KiraKira magic with our kawaii style & moe dancing! We want to sparkle sparkle in everyone's hearts. ✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧ ┊ ┊ ┊ ┊ ┊ ┊ ✧･ﾟ ┊ ┊ ✧･ﾟ ┊ ✧･ﾟ ✧･ﾟ KiraKira (majokko) Idols Member Colors: ﾟ*☆*ﾟ ゜ﾟ*☆*ﾟ ゜ﾟ*☆*ﾟ ゜ﾟ*☆*ﾟ 1. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Hachi -- 2. Cherry Red Dream Cake: Seiya 3. Pink Fairy Floss: Nana 4. Hime Mint Tea: Ruka 5. Blue Earl Grey Macaron: Amaiko 6. Taro Milk Tea: Kuma-Chu -- 7. Sour Plum Tart: Mori └──────── ･ ｡ﾟ☆: *.♡ .* :☆ﾟ. ────────┘
An exploration into the Initial D and Wangan Midnight series, with the Eurobeat music genre while exploring the thematic implications of masculinity and car culture between all three of these major topics.
Learn how to create a comic/managa for web with insight from Webtoon creators! From coming up with the idea to displaying it digitally, we will give you a how-to in all aspects of producing great content!
A lesson for those who're looking to step up their photography game and learn some more advanced techniques including studio lighting, and photo manipulation.
What is it about the likes of Sailor Moon and Wonder Woman that inspire us? And why don’t we see more strong female roles in fandom media? Let’s discuss some iconic characters and how they can inspire everyone to see that females are diverse and can be strong in a myriad of ways. Brought to you by Pretty Heroes.
A Panel/open discussion about mental health and how it relates to cosplayers and the con/cosplay community. Sharing personal experiences and advice to help those who struggle with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
Come learn some fun idol dance moves and with the Toronto Harajuku style dance team!
Interested in performing some K-Pop, but unsure about taking those first steps? Don't fret! Join performance group Alt3red in learning Boy with Luv by BTS!
Heat is a staple in wig styling and can be harnessed in a way that makes your wigs look professional and top notch! However, it can also be daunting. Which is why Arda Wigs Canada is here to teach you how to properly use blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, and garment steamers to style synthetic wigs. See techniques for curling, straightening, spiking, adding volume, changing parts and more! It’s going to be a hot topic!
Featuring Andrew Sellon who played Mr. Penn, The Ventriloquist, and Mr. Scarface.
With 12 years of conventions and 8 years of cosplaying under her belt, Bamzy is a face of the local community that many recognize. Bamzy has been captivated by anime and video games since she was small. Watching things like Sailor Moon, Card Captors, and more kickstarted her drive to be the strong, creative, and independent woman that she is today. Entering the convention community in 2008, Bamzy was thrust into a world that she felt at home and truly accepted in all her “weirdness” that separated her from the normal interests of her peers. Seeing all the individuals running around dressed up as their favourite characters and heroes was instantly something she knew she wanted to be a part of. Normally adorned in big armour builds or wielding a large prop or weapon, she is someone who is always friendly and loves to interact with new people as well as share her love and passions for crafting, anime, and video games. Over the last 3 years, she has begun to teach workshops and panels for building, painting, and creating cosplay armour and props. Sharing her knowledge to help others craft and create has become her new love of the hobby. You can find most of her work on her Instagram, Facebook page and Patreon.
A game show styled interactive event where contestants compete for the Nailed It! Cosplay Championship Title. Each team will have to recreate a cosplay prop that they will not see until the contest begins. Given templates, and a strict time limit see how quickly our contestants (maybe even you?) try and recreate the props as best as they can! Who will nail it and who will fail it? Sign-up at the convention to take part in this epic new event at Unplugged Expo x Cosplay Matsuri.
Welcome to our open-quiz style game where we put audience members head to head in an all out battle to find the most knowledgeable nerd. This interactive event will quiz contestants on a range of topics from movies, anime, video games and anything else that if you screwed up a fact on, someone would correct you by starting with the words Um…Actually. Join us for this epic event and see how well you quiz against your friends and other con-goers. We’ve got false facts and we need you to correct them. Remember you have to start your answer with Um…Actually.
Have you ever wanted to travel to Japan but don’t know where to start? Join the panel on tips on planning your travel itinerary and to get some ideas.
All Day Gaming at UXCM
Opening Ceremonies10:30 am - 11:00 am
THS DANCE TEAM CONCERT11:00 am - 12:00 pm
SHINY Festival!!12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Intro to Foam Clay1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
GOTHAM Panel - Featuring Andrew Sellon2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Advanced Wig Techniques with Arda Wigs Canada3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Masquerade setup4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Masquerade5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Masters of Cosplay7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Initial D and Wangan Midnight11:00 am - 12:00 pm
How to make Comics/Manga for Web12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Advanced Cosplay Photography: Lighting and Post-Production1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Iconic Female Characters in Fandom2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mental Health & Cosplay3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Deven Mack4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Spooky n' Cute Idol Dancing 1015:00 pm - 6:00 pm
"Boy with Luv" (BTS) Dance Workshop6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wig Heat Styling with Arda Wigs Canada!See techniques for curling, straightening, spiking, adding volume, changing parts and more! It’s going to be a hot topic!11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Andrew Sellon12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Intro to Cosplay Armour1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nailed It! Cosplay Challenge2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Umm... Actually4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How to Plan a Fan Trip to Japan5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 13th – 14th at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
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