Workshops

Looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the anime convention? Swing by and take a break in our Manga Library!  We have a wide variety of books to check out and read in the room.  At various times throughout the weekend, the Manga Library doubles as our Workshops room offering a wide variety of interactive events.


FRIDAY

10:30 AM, Manga Library Opens – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
When workshops aren’t taking place in this room, swing by for a large variety of popular manga to read and enjoy. Please be courteous and return the manga to the shelf when you’re done reading, and avoid being loud for fellow readers!

12:00 PM, Intro to Worbla for Cosplay – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Worbla! The futuristic thermoplastic modeling material that has everyone talking! And now? You can learn it at Florida Anime Experience! Do you want to add dimension to your cosplay or make realistic-looking armor designed to take your costume to the next level? Join Tayrex Cosplay as she walks you through the ins and outs of Worbla’s Finest Art, shares tips and techniques for getting started, and shows you how it can be used for almost any cosplay or artistic prop that your creative mind can imagine!

2:00 PM, How to Play Cardfight!! Vanguard – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Cardfight!! Vanguard (カードファイト!! ヴァンガード) is a Japanese media franchise created in collaboration among Akira Itō (Yu-Gi-Oh! R), Satoshi Nakamura (Duel Masters), and Bushiroad president Takāki Kidani. An anime television series was produced by TMS Entertainment and aired in Japan on TV Tokyo in 2011. An official trading card game by Bushiroad was released shortly after. Swing by and learn how to play this amazing game!

5:00 PM, Body Airbrushing: Easier than you think! – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Come and learn about how to change your skin color easily with AmazonMandy! She will break down the intimidating process into easy to understand steps and tips from her own trial and errors!

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)

11:59 PM, Manga Library Closes – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
No more reading today. Come back tomorrow!


SATURDAY

10:00 AM, Manga Library Opens – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
When workshops aren’t taking place in this room, swing by for a large variety of popular manga to read and enjoy. Please be courteous and return the manga to the shelf when you’re done reading, and avoid being loud for fellow readers!

12:00 PM, Asia Trend Presents: Kamishibai Storytelling – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Kamishibai or “Paper-theatre” is form of vibrant street storytelling. It was very popular throughout urban Japan from 1920’s to the 1950’s – before the advent of television and video games. Join Izumi Sakurada from Asia Trend as she shares the tales of Momotaro-Peach Boy, Amaterasu-Sun Goddess, and Omusubi Kororin-Rolling Riceball. This is a wonderful all ages presentation!

1:00 PM, Origami Workshop – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Alvin “Al” Aki’s origami is regularly featured in the Orlando Public Library and he has hosted workshops regarding the Japanese art form across Central Florida for a number of years. Mr. Aki brings his locally renowned class to Florida Anime Experience for a third year – introducing attendees of all ages to this engaging and entertaining part of Japanese culture. This workshop is included with your admission to Florida Anime Experience 2016 and supplies are provided. This workshop ends at 2:30 PM.

3:00 PM, Costume Contest Sign Up & Pre-Judging – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
The Florida Anime Experience Costume Contest is a chance for costume enthusiasts to show off their hard work and passion for dressing up like popular anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture inspired characters. You must stop by to be pre-judged between 3:00 PM and 4:45 PM on Saturday of the convention. Complete details: www.floridaanime.com/costume

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.)

10:00 PM, Ouran High School Host Club Slumber Party (w/ Caitlin Glass) – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Join host Caitlin Glass for bloopers, games, sugary cereal, and of course, Ouran! Wear your PJs or your Ouran cosplay and come party the Haruhi way- commoner style! That means free stuff! Don’t miss it! NOTE: Cereal and milk will be available on first come/first serve basis! (2 Hours)

1:00 AM Sunday Morning, Manga Library Closes – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
No more reading for now. Come back later!


SUNDAY

10:00 AM, Manga Library Opens – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
When workshops aren’t taking place in this room, swing by for a large variety of popular manga to read and enjoy. Please be courteous and return the manga to the shelf when you’re done reading, and avoid being loud for fellow readers!

12:00 PM, Origami Workshop – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
Alvin “Al” Aki’s origami is regularly featured in the Orlando Public Library and he has hosted workshops regarding the Japanese art form across Central Florida for a number of years. Mr. Aki brings his locally renowned class to Florida Anime Experience for a third year – introducing attendees of all ages to this engaging and entertaining part of Japanese culture. This workshop is included with your admission to Florida Anime Experience 2016 and supplies are provided. This workshop ends at 1:30 PM.

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)

5:00 PM, Manga Library Closes – MANGA LIBRARY/WORKSHOPS
We’re done. Swing by closing ceremonies – and see you in 2017!