Florida Anime Experience 2016 PREMIUM EVENTS

Your ticket gets you into practically every part of Florida Anime Experience’s programming.  We do, however, occasionally offer some events that require a secondary ticket… “premium events”.  This year we have three key premium events that will be offered during the convention.  PLEASE NOTE that tickets for each of these events are limited and can only be purchased at the convention.

celFRIDAY at 7:00 PM, Cel Painting Workshop w/Steve Bennett! – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Florida Anime Experience will provide the acrylic paint, brushes, cels, and supplies…and “Uncle” Steve Bennett! You provide the creativity. A staple of anime conventions in the early 2000s, Steve’s Cel Painting Workshop is part arts and crafts and part storytelling. Learn what it’s like to work in the classic (pre-CGI) animation industry as an artist! PREMIUM EVENT: Space is limited, and an additional ticket must be purchased in advance at Event Registration for $5 to cover your cel/supplies. (2 Hours)

25 Seats Available


BonsaiSATURDAY at 6:00 PM, Bonsai Tree Workshop – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Hosted by the Central Florida Bonsai Club (www.centralfloridabonsaiclub.com) – Bonsai (盆栽) is a Japanese art form using miniature trees grown in containers. Each participant will be provided with a small tree, live instructions, and supplies for pruning & styling. The bonsai tree and pot will be your to take home! PREMIUM EVENT: Space is limited, and an additional ticket ($15) must be purchased in advance at Event Registration. (Class ends after 3 hours, but it will take less time in most cases.)

20 Seats Available


MaidsSUNDAY at 2:00 PM, Maid Cafe Mikkusu – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Maid cafés (メイド喫茶 ) are a subcategory of cosplay restaurants found predominantly in Japan. In these cafés, waitresses dressed in maid uniforms act as servants, and treat customers as masters (and mistresses) in a private home, rather than as café patrons. We’re proud to host another maid cafe at Florida Anime Experience that is both authentic to the Japanese style AND appropriate for all ages. PREMIUM EVENT: Space is limited, and an additional ticket must be purchased in advance at Event Registration for $15. Each ticket includes a large cupcake and coffee/tea during your experience. (2 Hours)

32 Seats Available