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Friday, December 9
 

12:00pm EST

Registration Hours Friday
Badge Prices:
3 day badge - $60
Friday only -$30
Saturday only - $40
Sunday only - $25


Friday December 9, 2022 12:00pm - 9:00pm EST
LeConte Main Entrance

1:00pm EST

JoJo’s American Adventure
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure has been running in Jump magazines Japan since 1987, has sold
over 120 million copies, and spans over 130 books – So why did it take so long for the United
States to fall in love!? Join the Cutscene Queens as we journey through every bizarre attempt to
get this adventure over to the States! Yes, that includes 'Diesel.'

Speakers
avatar for Cutscene Queens

Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

1:00pm EST

Science in Anime
Science in Anime (brought to you by actual scientists) explores the real-world principles seen in many of your favorite Japanese shows and movies. From engineering to biology, the AstroBio Babes got you covered! (No note-taking required, final is 20% of your grade)

Speakers
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AstroBio Babes

Trust us... We are professionals! The AstroBio Babes are a duo of panelists that specialize in explaining the true and exposing the fictitious science in anime and pop culture. Kate, the Bio Babe, has a master's in microbiology and dreams of being the real life Miss Frizzle, while... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

1:00pm EST

Johnny Yong Bosch Q&A
Speakers
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future “Power Rangers” seasons.After... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

1:00pm EST

Paul St. Peter: Villians
Speakers
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Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

1:00pm EST

Cosplay Wigs 101
When you’re new to wigs, they can be pretty intimidating. But they don’t have to be! During this panel learn the basics of getting started with wigs. From putting on a wig, to proper tools, to some basic styling techniques. We’re here to help start your wig working journey to becoming wig wizards.


Speakers
avatar for Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays is a Plus Size Body positive cosplayer as well as an advocate for Mental health awareness. This fun loving lady likes to create cosplays with the help of her friends. She enjoys gaming, streaming, crafting, and watching movies. Catnips first started Cosplaying in 2008... Read More →
avatar for BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven is an Atlanta, GA based cosplayer, gamer, and all-around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Workshop Room

1:00pm EST

Dealer Hall Hours Friday
VIP thirty minute early access at 12:30 pm

Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 7:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

1:00pm EST

Gaming Hall Hours Friday
Speakers
avatar for Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Games is your one stop shop in Pigeon Forge, TN!New, Used, Modern, and Retro. We do it all. Browse our large selection of games from any era. Need a controller or cable? We've got you covered. We stock cables for just about any system you have. We also have a variety... Read More →
avatar for Snow Phoenix Arcade

Snow Phoenix Arcade

Bringing you Japanese arcades on the next level! Find us in the gaming hall!


Friday December 9, 2022 1:00pm - 10:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

2:00pm EST

Gaming in the Year 2002
Journey back twenty years to when the PS2 was king and online gaming was in its infancy. Witness the early struggles of GameCube and Xbox to claim the silver medal. Relive your memories of such games as Kingdom Hearts, Metroid Prime, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. 

Friday December 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

2:00pm EST

YOU can DM! Hosting Dungeons and Dragons
Test your knowledge with some General Anime Trivia! All ages welcome! 

Speakers
avatar for Cutscene Queens

Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

2:00pm EST

You Favorite Final Fantasy Sucks
Epic battles! Giant swords! Morbidly obese fantasy chickens! Vitamin H skewers the quirks of the Final Fantasy franchise and schools you on why Your Favorite Final Fantasy Sucks. (Audience interaction is mandatory, as ordered by the Shinra Corporation.)

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

2:00pm EST

Taste of Anime
What is that white triangle thing that anime characters are always munching on? Are those Bento boxes real? What's the name of that ramen they've got & can I eat it too?!  Come find out the delicious recipes and flavors in anime food.  Don't come hungry; it'll just make it worse.

Speakers
avatar for AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

2:00pm EST

Keith Silverstein Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein is a veteran voice actor with an impressive and diverse list of credits. He’s the voice of Torbjorn in the smash hit game Overwatch, Hisoka on Toonami’s Hunter x Hunter, Hawk Moth on the fan favorite Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Speedwagon in JoJo’s... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

2:30pm EST

Johnny Yong Bosch Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future “Power Rangers” seasons.After... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

2:30pm EST

Meredith McCoy Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 2:30pm - 4:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

3:00pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Workshop Room

3:00pm EST

Nuclear Weapons and their Influence on Anime, Manga, and Japanese Storytelling
In 1945 two nuclear bombs were used on Japan. These horrific events would ripple throughout Japanese culture and into the modern-day anime that we all watch today. Whether you know it or not, your favorite anime is probably influenced by the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Friday December 9, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

3:00pm EST

ParaPara Dance Lesson
Come learn a beginner's level ParaPara dance!
What is ParaPara you ask? It's a dance style from the clubs of Japan with emphasis on arm movements that is generally set to eurobeat music! It's fun and upbeat!




Speakers
avatar for Jessi G.

Jessi G.

Jessi is a lifelong Tennessean hailing from Memphis with 15 years of experience running panels across various topics. She also has been a director for conventions for 10 years. Her expertise in panel topics run from culture subjects such as parapara dancing, street fashion, and visual... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

3:00pm EST

Guess the Anime Theme
If you're anything like us, you often have an anime these stuck in your head. Test your anime knowledge in this game by recognizing each of those anime stuck inside your head.

Speakers
avatar for PELBY Panels

PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

3:00pm EST

My Theory Academia
With only one anime season and a few manga chapters remaining, do we have enough narrative breadcrumbs to guess how this story will end? Spin-offs and foreshadowing may lead us to the answer! (-manga spoiler warnings-)

Speakers
avatar for Callicake Cosplay

Callicake Cosplay

Callicake is a cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, best known on TikTok for her Principal Nezu, Present Mic, and Aziraphale cosplays. If you want to talk anime, video games, D&D, or webtoons, don’t miss out on finding her this December at Yama-Con!
avatar for Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai The CosPanelist is back! Amber will be providing content at Yama-con for the tenth year running, answering all of your questions about cosplay construction and media theories. They are currently pursuing degrees in fashion design and technical design at the Portland... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

3:00pm EST

Cristina Vee Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

3:30pm EST

Intro to Prosthetic Makeup for Cosplay
This introduction teaches you the basics of how to create your own  scifi, horror, fantasy or other genre cosplay prosthetics. You'll learn how to make prosthetic gelatin, mold it and apply it. 

Friday December 9, 2022 3:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Workshop Room

4:00pm EST

K-Pop Kwiz!
Do you enjoy K-Pop? Can you name a K-Pop group when only given 3 emojis or recognize an idol solely by hearing their voice? Join us for a fun-filled quiz and maybe even win a prize! 

Friday December 9, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

4:00pm EST

Opening Ceremonies
Come and get a preview of the weekend's events and say hello to our guests! 

Speakers
avatar for Aazera

Aazera

Nashville resident DJ Aazera brings a unique experience to the tables. Their passion for music radiates when they play, the infectious feeling feeding into the crowd and creating an elevated experience for everyone. Each set is a new journey for the crowd, no two nights are the same... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

4:00pm EST

Building A Fursona
Intrigued by the idea of having an anthropomorphic character interact with the greater online community? This panel is a step-by-step process on how to find inspiration and discuss methods on what goes into a design you can connect with and feel communicates the vibes and aesthetics you're looking for when creating your avatar to the larger furry world. Lighthearted and casual and hosted by a ten-year veteran of the fandom, this workshop gives unique insight of a total community for the morbidly curious or can give you the jumping off point newbies to furrydom might be looking for. 

Speakers
avatar for Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers is no stranger to the stage when it comes to presenting panels at anime conventions. A Memphis native with over 11 years of experience in a wide variety of topics, Foxx combines a brutal self-deprecation and quick wit with candor, enthusiasm, and a wide depth of... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

4:00pm EST

Room Closed
Friday December 9, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

4:00pm EST

Room Closed
Friday December 9, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

5:00pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 5:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Panel Room 4

5:00pm EST

Body Positivity in Cosplay
It’s not easy to stay positive when there are so many negative outside voices. BODY POSITIVITY IS FOR ALL. Our size, age, sexuality, ethnicity, ability, etc. they do not define us and do not make us better or worse than others! Let’s talk about it and apply that to cosplay.


Speakers
avatar for Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays is a Plus Size Body positive cosplayer as well as an advocate for Mental health awareness. This fun loving lady likes to create cosplays with the help of her friends. She enjoys gaming, streaming, crafting, and watching movies. Catnips first started Cosplaying in 2008... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

5:00pm EST

Mahou Shoujo Universe
For more than 50 years, we've been enchanted by the frilly pink badasses known as magical girls. But beneath their elegant exterior lies a complex and captivating history that's filled with all kinds of surprises. Join Vitamin H as we explore the universe of magical girls, from the early inspirations in American TV to the modern, ultra-slick shows that captivate audiences throughout the world.

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

5:00pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

5:00pm EST

Meredith McCoy Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

5:00pm EST

Paul St. Peter Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
LeConte Hall

5:30pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Workshop Room

5:30pm EST

Werewolf!
There are fearsome shapeshifters running amok at Yama-Con and they're out for blood! And most frightening of all, they look just like regular weebs and anime con attendees! Using your wit, guile, logic, and persuasion skills, players must navigate a game of deduction to find out whom among their fellow attendees is innocent and who is a bloodthirsty werewolf? This chaotic game is like Clue meets Survivor, Among Us with a Halloween twist. If you want to flex your Machiavellian muscles or just want to watch an exciting cutthroat game show happen in front of your eyes complete with wacky hijinks and special powers, it's always a good day to hunt for werewolves. Awoo!

Speakers
avatar for Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers is no stranger to the stage when it comes to presenting panels at anime conventions. A Memphis native with over 11 years of experience in a wide variety of topics, Foxx combines a brutal self-deprecation and quick wit with candor, enthusiasm, and a wide depth of... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

6:00pm EST

Polo Concert
Speakers
avatar for Polo Yazaki

Polo Yazaki

Polo is the lead guitarist for the rock band Where Giants Fall, also he is the music producer, and videographer based in Los Angeles. Polo has worked with Don Was (multi grammy award producer) and Steve Albini (Recorded Nirvana). He also played at the world heritage Temple Ninna-Ji... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

6:00pm EST

Cosplaying with Hidden Disabilities
This panel is an open discussion on the impact cosplaying can have on those suffering from depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other "invisible" disabilities. This panel will discuss the positive and negative impacts the cosplay community can have on these conditions, coping mechanisms, and creating a support community for cosplayers in an effort to better the community and create a medium through open communication.

Speakers
avatar for Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays is a Plus Size Body positive cosplayer as well as an advocate for Mental health awareness. This fun loving lady likes to create cosplays with the help of her friends. She enjoys gaming, streaming, crafting, and watching movies. Catnips first started Cosplaying in 2008... Read More →
avatar for BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven is an Atlanta, GA based cosplayer, gamer, and all-around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

6:00pm EST

I Have A Bad Feeling About This: A Star Wars Trivia Contest
A comprehensive Star Wars trivia contest, covering everything from The Mandalorian all the
way back to the earliest days of Star Wars Legends Expanded Universe.

Speakers
avatar for Cutscene Queens

Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

6:00pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

6:00pm EST

Cosplay Workshop: Make Faux Fur Ears
This hands-on workshop walks you through step-by step on making your own ear headbands start to finish—materials, patterning, construction, maintenance, and storage. PLUS you leave with your own set of custom ears! Please note that crafting supplies are limited to the first 25 people, but all are welcome to attend the informational portion.

Speakers
avatar for Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai The CosPanelist is back! Amber will be providing content at Yama-con for the tenth year running, answering all of your questions about cosplay construction and media theories. They are currently pursuing degrees in fashion design and technical design at the Portland... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Workshop Room

7:00pm EST

K Pop Jeopardy
Do you think you know all there is to know about K-pop? Then join us in this game of K-pop Jeopardy! Questions will range from specifics about groups to important scandals that shaped K-pop culture as it is today! Prizes will be rewarded to those that answer their questions correctly.

Speakers
avatar for PELBY Panels

PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

7:00pm EST

Pokemon Ultimate Fusion Showdown
It's a showdown and you can come play with us! In each round, players will draw up the most unholy creations between Pokemon we've ever seen! Win prizes if you can defeat your opponent with the craziest combo!

Speakers
avatar for Jessi G.

Jessi G.

Jessi is a lifelong Tennessean hailing from Memphis with 15 years of experience running panels across various topics. She also has been a director for conventions for 10 years. Her expertise in panel topics run from culture subjects such as parapara dancing, street fashion, and visual... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

7:00pm EST

VIP Party
For VIP pass holders only.
Meet and greet with guests!

Friday December 9, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

7:00pm EST

SURVIVE!
When everything hits the fan what do you do? From the bloodbath to the aftermath, come find out about some series where no one is guaranteed to live.

Speakers
avatar for AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

7:00pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

7:30pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 7:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Workshop Room

8:00pm EST

Setup
Friday December 9, 2022 8:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Panel Room 1

8:00pm EST

What The Heck Did I Just Watch? (18+)
Why is that guy dancing around half naked? OMG where did she just pull that crowbar from?! Want to see more? Join AlwaysLoveLorn as we show you the weirdest of the weird in anime. We'll have you rolling on the floor laughing, contemplating what you are doing with your life, & cringing while wondering wtf is wrong with us.

Speakers
avatar for AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

8:00pm EST

Kazha Concert
Speakers
avatar for Kazha

Kazha

Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese Singer/Bassist Kazuha Oda and a Guitarist Hideki Matsushige. The band has been touring in the U.S.A. with their Artist visa.Kazuha is a classically trained singer worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. She worked with... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

8:00pm EST

D&DIY Character Workshop
Create your new favorite character, using RNG! This creative exercise will get you thinking outside the box, whether you're totally new to D&D and unsure of where to start, or a jaded veteran who thinks they've played every trope. Learn to "Yes, and-" your dice and flex those roleplaying muscles as you build a character roll by roll, and leave with a sheet that's ready for adventure!


Speakers
avatar for Callicake Cosplay

Callicake Cosplay

Callicake is a cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, best known on TikTok for her Principal Nezu, Present Mic, and Aziraphale cosplays. If you want to talk anime, video games, D&D, or webtoons, don’t miss out on finding her this December at Yama-Con!


Friday December 9, 2022 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Workshop Room

8:00pm EST

Teyvat Travel Guide
The Adventurers' Guild has partnered with the Yae Publishing House to sponsor a "Meet and Greet" with some of the most powerful, influential, and heroic figures in all of Teyvat! be prepared for games and Q+A.

Friday December 9, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

8:00pm EST

Villian Recruitment
Do you have what it takes to join the league? Come prove how truly evil you are.

Friday December 9, 2022 8:00pm - 9:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

8:30pm EST

1up Idol Festival
Enjoy a heart warming performance from your favorite local idol groups! Fight the winter cold with us! We’ll revive you! 

Friday December 9, 2022 8:30pm - 10:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

10:00pm EST

18+ Scary Stories
Join us for the spookiest night of Yama. What horrors await in the stories that have been crafted by our attendees? Do you have what it takes to have your own story to be one of the legends that send chills up our spines? Send your submission to try your hand at being one of Yama’s Spine Chillers!  Join us for the spookiest night of Yama. What horrors await in the stories that have been crafted by our attendees? Do you have what it takes to have your own story to be one of the legends that send chills up our spines? Send your submission to try your hand at being one of Yama’s Spine Chillers!  Rules: 1. All submissions must be under 5,000 words for time. 2. Any theme is allowed, but absolutely no sexual non consent, and let’s try to keep the content from being pure gore. 3. Cuss words are fine. 4. Submissions will be sent to Salem.Graham@mcaentertainment.org by November 16th to have your submission count. 5. Anyone who brings a story that did not win has a chance to have yours read if a winner isn’t available. 6. First place will receive $30, second place $20 and 3rd $10 in dealer’s bucks to be used exclusively in the Dealer’s Room.

Friday December 9, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

10:00pm EST

18+ Show Night 1
Welcome to Night One, a new annual show where we have performers on stage doing their special routines for the crowd. You’ll be able to see the cosplays go on and come off a bit later. Be sure to tip your performers! And if you miss Night One, just check out the encore show the following day at Night Two. 

1. NO photography or video during the show. Anyone violating this rule will be escorted out. 
2. If you need to use the phone please leave the room then return. 
3. ID check at door. 

Friday December 9, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

11:00pm EST

18+ Bungou Stray Dogs Game Night With the ADA and Friends
Come by and see your favorite Bungou Stray Dogs characters for a fun night of games and trivia! Join the Armed Detective Agency, Port Mafia, or the Decay of Angels in a variety of games, surely to entertain.

Friday December 9, 2022 11:00pm - Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

11:00pm EST

18+ Karaoke
Come join us for some karaoke. If you can sing, great. If you can’t sing, even better. Don’t be shy and enjoy a few songs with us.

Friday December 9, 2022 11:00pm - Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

11:00pm EST

18+ Pool Party
We will be taking over the pool for an adult party! This is two events in one. Not just the party but we are also doing a PoolSide Cosplay Contest. Sign-ups for the contest will be at the 18+ wristband table and on site for the first 30 minutes at the party. Dress as the best “Beach Episode” cosplay and win prizes in top 3. 

1. No drinks in the pool or near the DJ booth. 
2. There will be ID checks. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessi G.

Jessi G.

Jessi is a lifelong Tennessean hailing from Memphis with 15 years of experience running panels across various topics. She also has been a director for conventions for 10 years. Her expertise in panel topics run from culture subjects such as parapara dancing, street fashion, and visual... Read More →
avatar for Aazera

Aazera

Nashville resident DJ Aazera brings a unique experience to the tables. Their passion for music radiates when they play, the infectious feeling feeding into the crowd and creating an elevated experience for everyone. Each set is a new journey for the crowd, no two nights are the same... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2022 11:00pm - Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Pool or Bar Area 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
Saturday, December 10
 

12:00am EST

18+ Hilarious Hentai Dubs
Experience the world of outrageously over-the-top adult
anime dubbing. Whether it's bizarre lines, contrived plots, insane
innuendos, or just plain bad acting, you're sure to laugh out loud as we
bask in the madness of some of the best(?) English-dubbed scenes
from adult anime.

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00am - 1:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

1:00am EST

18+ Waifu Wars
It’s a battle royale tournament over which fictional woman is the best! Bring your wits, your honor, and be prepared to trade barbs over which two-dimensional lady is superior! This audience-participation panel will involve fictional women entering the arena and having their volunteer champions debate over the merits of their preferred fictional lady in the hopes of swaying the audience to their side. Are you prepared to do verbal battle for a most noble cause?

Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00am - 2:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

1:30am EST

18+ Hentai Jeopardy
Time for a game and not just a normal game. This game is for all the pervs out there and you know who you are. We show you a little something and you give us the right answer. But remember it has to be in question form; there are prizes to claim. So come as we give you, the audience, a hentai knowledge check. Must be 18+ to enter. Every winner is given the title pervert.

Saturday December 10, 2022 1:30am - 2:30am EST
Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

2:00am EST

18+ Boyfriend Battle
It’s a deathmatch tournament over which fictional guy is the best! Bring your wits, your honor, and be prepared to trade barbs over which two-dimensional man is triumphant! This audience-participation panel will involve fictional men entering the arena and having their entering the arena and having their volunteer champions debate over the merits of their preferred fictional gentleman in the hopes of swaying the audience to their side. Are you prepared to engage in verbal combat to defend your husbando’s honor?

Speakers
avatar for Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers is no stranger to the stage when it comes to presenting panels at anime conventions. A Memphis native with over 11 years of experience in a wide variety of topics, Foxx combines a brutal self-deprecation and quick wit with candor, enthusiasm, and a wide depth of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 2:00am - 3:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

9:00am EST

Registration Hours Saturday
Badge Prices:
3 day badge - $60
Friday only -$30
Saturday only - $40
Sunday only - $25


Saturday December 10, 2022 9:00am - 7:00pm EST
LeConte Center Main Entrance

10:00am EST

Are You Smarter than a Hilichurl?
Team up to test your Genshin Impact knowledge and you may just win some sweet prizes!

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 2

10:00am EST

D.Gray-man: Past, Present, Future
One of the most dark yet heartwarming shonen series of the previous decade, D.Gray-man has captured the hearts of fans worldwide. But let's be real here, what's happening with this series? Even without a hiatus we're still getting more questions than answers. So join us and other fans as we delve into Hoshino Katsura's intriguing storyline, characters, and popular fan theories. 

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 3

10:00am EST

Room Closed
Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Greenbriar Hall

10:00am EST

Room Closed
Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 1

10:00am EST

Fanart in the Classroom!
Fanart, what is it good for? A Lot apparently! Join us in this panel as we talk about how fandom and fanart in all it's forms can keep a classroom engaged with real life examples. We also host a lesson plan based on My Hero Academia where you can create your own hero character! We provide all the tools needed!

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

10:00am EST

Cosplay Contest Prejudging
Prejudging is by appointment only. Please see our contest info table to see if any spots are available. 

Speakers
avatar for Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays is a Plus Size Body positive cosplayer as well as an advocate for Mental health awareness. This fun loving lady likes to create cosplays with the help of her friends. She enjoys gaming, streaming, crafting, and watching movies. Catnips first started Cosplaying in 2008... Read More →
avatar for BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven is an Atlanta, GA based cosplayer, gamer, and all-around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress... Read More →
avatar for Jessi G.

Jessi G.

Jessi is a lifelong Tennessean hailing from Memphis with 15 years of experience running panels across various topics. She also has been a director for conventions for 10 years. Her expertise in panel topics run from culture subjects such as parapara dancing, street fashion, and visual... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm EST
Workshop Room

10:00am EST

Dealer Hall Hours Saturday
VIP thirty minute early access at 9:30 am

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 6:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

10:00am EST

Gaming Hall Hours Saturday
Speakers
avatar for Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Games is your one stop shop in Pigeon Forge, TN!New, Used, Modern, and Retro. We do it all. Browse our large selection of games from any era. Need a controller or cable? We've got you covered. We stock cables for just about any system you have. We also have a variety... Read More →
avatar for Snow Phoenix Arcade

Snow Phoenix Arcade

Bringing you Japanese arcades on the next level! Find us in the gaming hall!


Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00am - 10:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

11:00am EST

I was a 90’s Anime Kid
Ah yes the 90’s I remember it like it was just yesterday. Angsty protagonists. Sharp chins. Loose anime rating because ya know, "it's a cartoon". Samurai Pizza Cats. If you’re a proud 90’s anime kid like AlwaysLoveLorn or you just enjoyed anime from that era then join her as she takes us down memory lane because the 90’s will forever be only 10 years ago.

Speakers
avatar for AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

11:00am EST

Quirky Science
Can someone really sweat nitroglycerin? Why do engines
stall? What is the energy density of sugar vs fats? Come learn the real life science
(and sometimes science fiction) of hero quirks from the world of BNHA with the
AstroBio Babes.

Speakers
avatar for AstroBio Babes

AstroBio Babes

Trust us... We are professionals! The AstroBio Babes are a duo of panelists that specialize in explaining the true and exposing the fictitious science in anime and pop culture. Kate, the Bio Babe, has a master's in microbiology and dreams of being the real life Miss Frizzle, while... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

11:00am EST

Griffin Burns Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Griffin Burns

Griffin Burns

Griffin Burns is an LA-based voice actor and musician most known for his work as Childe in Genshin Impact, Doppio in “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,” Akira in “Devilman Crybaby,” Tadano in “Aggretsuko,” Muichiro in “Demon Slayer,” Colt Grice in “Attack on Titan... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

12:00pm EST

Pokémon Next
With the Pokémon franchise delving into its own past and future, is there any space left for innovation? Is a new game more important than a refined remake? Bring your controversial opinions and your Pokémon to this panel, and be prepared to trade both.

Speakers
avatar for Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai The CosPanelist is back! Amber will be providing content at Yama-con for the tenth year running, answering all of your questions about cosplay construction and media theories. They are currently pursuing degrees in fashion design and technical design at the Portland... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

12:00pm EST

The Adventure Zone Trivia Zone
How well do you know the adventures of Taako, Merle, and Magnus? Are you a certified
member of the Bureau of Balance? An old hat from the Pine Guard? Come test your knowledge
in The Adventure Zone Trivia Zone!

Speakers
avatar for Cutscene Queens

Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

12:00pm EST

Bad Edits in Anime
Rice balls to doughnuts, cigars to mouth gaps, & kissing cousins. Whether it was to give it a friendlier rating or relate more to American viewers we can all agree that some edits are just poorly done. Come join the hilarity & see how the scene was really supposed to play out before & after being edited for us.

Speakers
avatar for AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

12:00pm EST

Meredith McCoy Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

12:00pm EST

Miraculous Hour with Cristina Vee and Keith Silverstein
Speakers
avatar for Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein

Keith Silverstein is a veteran voice actor with an impressive and diverse list of credits. He’s the voice of Torbjorn in the smash hit game Overwatch, Hisoka on Toonami’s Hunter x Hunter, Hawk Moth on the fan favorite Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, Speedwagon in JoJo’s... Read More →
avatar for Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee

Cristina Vee is a voice actress from Los Angeles, CA. Since getting her first large anime roles in 2007, Cristina has voiced over 100 characters in both animation and video games. Anime fans know her Mio Akiyama in K-ON!, Alisa Bosconovitch in Tekken Blood Vengeance, Homura Akemi... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

12:00pm EST

Paul St. Peter Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST
LeConte Hall

12:00pm EST

Smash Bros Ultimate Tournament
Sign ups in the gaming hall with Control Freak Video Games

Speakers
avatar for Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Games is your one stop shop in Pigeon Forge, TN!New, Used, Modern, and Retro. We do it all. Browse our large selection of games from any era. Need a controller or cable? We've got you covered. We stock cables for just about any system you have. We also have a variety... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

1:00pm EST

Anime Jeopardy
Have you ever watched Jeopardy and thought to yourself, "Man, I wish there was an anime version"? Well, think no further! We've got you. Come on in and play a fun game of Jeopardy, nerd-style.

Speakers
avatar for PELBY Panels

PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

1:00pm EST

Getting' Ghibli With It
A different take on a typical Studio Ghibli panel that focuses less on the films themselves and more on the magic behind the wonder of the “Japanese Disney” - a Kingdom of Dreams and Madness two legendary animators worked themselves (and those around them) to the bone to create.

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

1:00pm EST

Johnny Yong Bosch Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future “Power Rangers” seasons.After... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

1:00pm EST

Linda Young Q&A
Speakers
avatar for Linda Young

Linda Young

Linda Young is an American voice actress who is best known for her anime roles as Frieza from Dragon Ball Z , Baba from DBZ , Kai and Super, and Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho. Her other roles include Piiza, and Fasha from DBZ, Arale from Dragon Ball, Porlyusica and Grandeeney from Fairy... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

1:00pm EST

Fursuit 101
Introduction into what the furry fandom is and why we do what we do. Followed by an informative presentation in which we will teach the basics of safety, characterization and what it means to be a Fursuiter. The panel will dive into into the basics of: interacting with the public inside/outside of a convention environment, various types of fursuits, fursuit making, anthropomorphic art, cleaning, maintaining and performing in a fursuit and knowing your limits. Q and A is strongly encouraged!

Saturday December 10, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

1:30pm EST

Meredith McCoy Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

2:00pm EST

Getting Your Friends Into Anime
Love anime? Wish your friends and family did too? Join Vitamin H as we talk about why we love anime, barriers to fandom entry, common misconceptions, and a handful of great gateway series to start off your anime wary friends.

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

2:00pm EST

Spy x Family: A Found-Family Thriller
Most slice-of-life anime don’t involve espionage, espousal, and ESP, but this hit is the biggest new release of 2022! Join Loid and Yor to uncover the secrets of what makes it so enthralling to such a variety of fans.

Speakers
avatar for Callicake Cosplay

Callicake Cosplay

Callicake is a cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, best known on TikTok for her Principal Nezu, Present Mic, and Aziraphale cosplays. If you want to talk anime, video games, D&D, or webtoons, don’t miss out on finding her this December at Yama-Con!
avatar for Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai The CosPanelist is back! Amber will be providing content at Yama-con for the tenth year running, answering all of your questions about cosplay construction and media theories. They are currently pursuing degrees in fashion design and technical design at the Portland... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

2:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

2:00pm EST

Paul St. Peter: Voice Maker
Speakers
avatar for Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

2:00pm EST

Linda Young Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Linda Young

Linda Young

Linda Young is an American voice actress who is best known for her anime roles as Frieza from Dragon Ball Z , Baba from DBZ , Kai and Super, and Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho. Her other roles include Piiza, and Fasha from DBZ, Arale from Dragon Ball, Porlyusica and Grandeeney from Fairy... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST
LeConte Hall

3:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

3:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm EST
Workshop Room

3:00pm EST

Beginner's Guide to K Pop
Have you been wanting to dive headfirst into the world of K-pop but are unsure of where to begin? We've got you covered! Travel with us back to the beginnings of K-pop and learn all about the origins of this world phenomenon.

Speakers
avatar for PELBY Panels

PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

3:00pm EST

QUIPLASH LIVE!: Custom Quiplash Episodes with the Cutscene Queens!
Come participate in this hilarious game show with the Cutscene Queens! We’ve created special episodes just for Yama-Con, full of questions about your favorite anime, movies, and comics.   

Speakers
avatar for Cutscene Queens

Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

3:00pm EST

Building Better Characters: A Tabletop RPG Guide
New or starting out with tabletop rpgs like D&D but want to avoid the pitfalls and traps of cliche, boring, edgy characters? This panel is about making your character resonate both on and off your character sheet by marrying gameplay and narrative, finding your role in the group dynamics, and just knowing what to watch for to create more fun and compelling player characters. Whether it's sanding off the edges of a character that’s dangerous close to being a 2008 DeviantArt OC, avoiding Mary Sues, or how to handle complex and mature topics with nuance and sympathy, this panel is open to all of your character-building questions!

Speakers
avatar for Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers is no stranger to the stage when it comes to presenting panels at anime conventions. A Memphis native with over 11 years of experience in a wide variety of topics, Foxx combines a brutal self-deprecation and quick wit with candor, enthusiasm, and a wide depth of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

3:00pm EST

Johnny Yong Bosch Autograph
Speakers
avatar for Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future “Power Rangers” seasons.After... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
LeConte Hall

3:00pm EST

Vocaloid Concert
Saturday December 10, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

3:30pm EST

Kazha: Acoustic Performance
Speakers
avatar for Kazha

Kazha

Kazha is a rock band founded by a Japanese Singer/Bassist Kazuha Oda and a Guitarist Hideki Matsushige. The band has been touring in the U.S.A. with their Artist visa.Kazuha is a classically trained singer worked in various genres of music from Classic to Heavy Metal. She worked with... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

3:30pm EST

Manga Swap hosted by Sevier County Public Library and Anna Porter Public Library
Do you have manga lying around that you love but don't want to keep? Too much of a hassle to resell? So do we! Come and trade at the manga swap today! No money required.

Saturday December 10, 2022 3:30pm - 4:30pm EST
Workshop Room

4:00pm EST

Evolutionary Theory of Pokemon
Come explore the real-world principles of evolution in the Pokemon world with a real-life scientist and future Professor! Together we will study them all and explore the mysteries of the Pokemon world!

Speakers
avatar for AstroBio Babes

AstroBio Babes

Trust us... We are professionals! The AstroBio Babes are a duo of panelists that specialize in explaining the true and exposing the fictitious science in anime and pop culture. Kate, the Bio Babe, has a master's in microbiology and dreams of being the real life Miss Frizzle, while... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

4:00pm EST

Anime in America
America has been importing Those Weird Asian Cartoons for longer than most of us have been alive, and the journey from animation cel to your television or computer has been longer and more storied than you might think. Join Vitamin H as we explore the history of anime as seen from this side of the Pacific, from black-and-white television shows of the 1960s through the rise of Toonami and the fall of Geneon and ADV.

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

4:00pm EST

Interactive D&D 3!
Welcome to the third year of our interactive D&D game! Join us for the chance to suggest items, NPCs, and even play with us for a moment! You don't want to miss out on the art, the music, the comedy, and the chance for some free dice!

Saturday December 10, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

4:00pm EST

Mario Kart 8 Tournament
Sign up in the gaming hall with Control Freak Video Games

Speakers
avatar for Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Games is your one stop shop in Pigeon Forge, TN!New, Used, Modern, and Retro. We do it all. Browse our large selection of games from any era. Need a controller or cable? We've got you covered. We stock cables for just about any system you have. We also have a variety... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

4:30pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Workshop Room

4:30pm EST

Survivor: Yama-Con
20 characters from anime, video games, and pop culture are marooned on a deserted island and must use their strength, cunning, and wits to survive! This panel uses a sophisticated simulation of the classic competitive reality tv series Survivor that puts some of the most outrageous characters you can think of and see who beasts the challenges, who backstabs whom, and who will outlast all the rest to be the Sole Survivor! Cheer on your favorites as they make alliances, survive the elements, and try to outmaneuver the others for the totally fake million dollar prize!

Speakers
avatar for Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers

Foxx des Lauriers is no stranger to the stage when it comes to presenting panels at anime conventions. A Memphis native with over 11 years of experience in a wide variety of topics, Foxx combines a brutal self-deprecation and quick wit with candor, enthusiasm, and a wide depth of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

4:30pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 4:30pm - 5:30pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

5:00pm EST

How to Host
With more than a decade of experience bringing nerd, pop culture, and other themed events to life for conventions, magazines, and more. Join AlwaysLoveLorn in for Q&A on hosting themed parties, weddings, and events.

Speakers
avatar for AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

5:00pm EST

Fighting Evil By Moonlight: A Sailor Moon Trivia Contest
Whether you’re an OG Sailor Moon fan from the 90s, or a new senshi on the block, we’ve got just the panel for you to test your Sailor Moon knowledge!

Speakers
avatar for Cutscene Queens

Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

5:00pm EST

Happy Plushie Making Time Beginner
Come make your every own handsewn plush! Kits are $10 and we supply everything you need! This workshop is everyone friendly, no experience necessary!

Saturday December 10, 2022 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Workshop Room

5:30pm EST

Even More Anime You Might Have Missed
Watch a lot of anime? Only dabble? Regardless, you may not have caught everything worth seeing! This panel gives you a quick-view of the top 10 anime (new and old) that have been flying under the radar and deserve to be given a chance.

Speakers
avatar for Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai

Ask Cosplay-Senpai The CosPanelist is back! Amber will be providing content at Yama-con for the tenth year running, answering all of your questions about cosplay construction and media theories. They are currently pursuing degrees in fashion design and technical design at the Portland... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 5:30pm - 6:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

5:30pm EST

Cosplay Contest
The Cosplay Contest is the best show in town for seeing the amazing work of our attendees as they compete for costuming glory!

Speakers
avatar for Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays is a Plus Size Body positive cosplayer as well as an advocate for Mental health awareness. This fun loving lady likes to create cosplays with the help of her friends. She enjoys gaming, streaming, crafting, and watching movies. Catnips first started Cosplaying in 2008... Read More →
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BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven is an Atlanta, GA based cosplayer, gamer, and all-around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress... Read More →
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Jessi G.

Jessi is a lifelong Tennessean hailing from Memphis with 15 years of experience running panels across various topics. She also has been a director for conventions for 10 years. Her expertise in panel topics run from culture subjects such as parapara dancing, street fashion, and visual... Read More →
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Aazera

Nashville resident DJ Aazera brings a unique experience to the tables. Their passion for music radiates when they play, the infectious feeling feeding into the crowd and creating an elevated experience for everyone. Each set is a new journey for the crowd, no two nights are the same... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 5:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

6:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 6:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Panel Room 1

6:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 6:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Panel Room 4

6:00pm EST

So You Want To Get Into Fate?
Everyone talks about Fate. Don't know where to start? Why the smug red man has so many swords? Join us on a full dive of where to start exploring the series and learn a few tricks from the veterans.

Saturday December 10, 2022 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

6:30pm EST

Disney Trivia
Do you think you can pass our ultimate Disney fan challenge? Show us your skills as you answer trivia ranking from easy to hard. Who knows? You might walk out with some fancy thingamabobs (and by thingamabobs, we mean bragging rights).

Speakers
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PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

6:30pm EST

Aurora Idol Festival!
Come see our amazing idols perform at Aurora Idol Festival hosted by Synonymix! Bring your lightsticks and cheers and stick around for a few raffle prizes!

Saturday December 10, 2022 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

6:30pm EST

Anime Game Show Time
Anime Game Show Event: play some games by yourself or with friends and win some prizes! 

Saturday December 10, 2022 6:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Panel Room 4

7:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 7:00pm - 7:30pm EST
Workshop Room

7:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

7:30pm EST

Toons That Go Bump In The Night
A look at the darker side of anime, showcasing everything from gothic gloom to high-octane thrillers, traditional yokai to unspeakable Lovecraftian beasts. Whether you're a seasoned horror fan who's looking for new nightmare fuel or just a regular otaku who'd like to try something different, there'll be something here for you to love.

Speakers
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Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Panel Room 3

7:30pm EST

Paul St. Peter Pyrates (18+)
Speakers
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Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 7:30pm - 8:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

7:30pm EST

Chopped: Food Wars Edition
This event is a crowd favorite.  Attendees enter the room and form groups to compete. After forming their groups they are challenged to recreate food wars dishes. These dishes are from the series and all content is family friendly.  Groups are given a time to create the dishes. Once dishes are finished they are presented to a panel of judges and the least impressive group is chopped. They can continue to create dishes but are not eligible to win in the end. The dishes are recreated using playdough but we are very responsible and clean up after ourselves. 

Saturday December 10, 2022 7:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Workshop Room

8:00pm EST

Setup
Saturday December 10, 2022 8:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Panel Room 1

8:00pm EST

Club Yama
Saturday December 10, 2022 8:00pm - 10:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

8:30pm EST

18+ Bad Fan Fiction
"Sturgeon’s Law states “‘Ninety percent of everything is crap.” Join Quiddlesticks on a journey to the bottom of that ninety percent to enjoy everything from My Immortal to My Inner Life as we ask questions of fanfiction never meant to be asked. OC copyright Quiddlesticks do not steal. An 18+ Bad Fanfiction panel. Readings of My Immortal will occur, along with excerpts of bad fanfiction based on series those in the guest list have appeared in. (Power Rangers, Dragon Ball Z, ect.) The audience will assist Quiddlesticks with creating a bad piece of fiction of their own in a mad-libs style game, the result being read last during the panel. Plenty of interaction with the audience, and a favorite of guests since Yamacon Round 2. Panelist Sean McLane/Quiddlesticks."

Speakers
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Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 8:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

8:30pm EST

Mario Party IRL
This is your chance to play Mario Party in real life! You'll get to answer trivia, play mini games and earn points toward your team's total. Bragging rights, and glory for your team are up for grabs; will you answer the call?

Speakers
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Aazera

Nashville resident DJ Aazera brings a unique experience to the tables. Their passion for music radiates when they play, the infectious feeling feeding into the crowd and creating an elevated experience for everyone. Each set is a new journey for the crowd, no two nights are the same... Read More →


Saturday December 10, 2022 8:30pm - 10:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

10:00pm EST

21+ It's Bar Trivia
It’s Bar Trivia! Can you answer questions from any fandom? Do you know a certain super saiyan favorite ice cream flavor? Or how many miles apart is King’s Landing to Winterfell? Well if you do you’re better than us. Join us at the bar for a game and win a chance to spin the prize wheel! 

1. No looking up answers. This is you vs questions not Google vs questions. 
2. Event is at the bar area of the con hotel. 

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm EST
Ramsey Hotel Pool or Bar Area 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

10:00pm EST

18+ Smash or Pass
So, who would you...?" - has been an age old question amongst the community of video games and anime. In this panel, we will, not only select, we will discuss, praise, and probably roast the various choices we make on which anime honey (male of female) we would Smash or Pass, but go into a discussion (and embarrassment) as to what makes the hottie catch your eye.

Saturday December 10, 2022 10:00pm - 11:30pm EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

11:00pm EST

18+ Show Night Two
Welcome to Night Two, a new annual show where we have performers on stage doing their special routines for the crowd. You’ll be able to see the cosplays go on and come off a bit later. Be sure to tip your performers! And if you miss Night One, just check out the encore show the following day at Night Two. 
1. NO photography or video during the show. Anyone violating this rule will be escorted out. 
2. If you need to use the phone please leave the room then return. 
3. ID check at door. 

Saturday December 10, 2022 11:00pm - Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

11:30pm EST

18+ Waifu Rap Battle
Waifu Rap Battle returns to Yamacon, and saucier then ever. Bring your best waifu (or husbando), freshest lyrics, and sickest beats. Join the ultimate lyrical contest, and see if you are a real Illmatic Waifu MC.

Saturday December 10, 2022 11:30pm - Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
 
Sunday, December 11
 

12:00am EST

18+ Boi Bingo
Ladies, gents, and enby friends, after a wildly successful debut Boi Bingo (boingo?) is back, boi-er and bingo-er than ever! This hot and ridiculous game involves filling out your boi bingo card to build your dream boi with a wide variety of factors as we cycle through, ogle, and roast various fictional men from anime, video games, and other media. Chaotic, irreverent, and undeniably sometimes a bit cursed? Absolutely. It’s the most wholesome kind of unwholesome! One thing you can’t call Boi Bingo is conventional. Drink some water, fill your card, pray for forgiveness, and earn prizes as we take some of the hottest men, take them down a peg, and share in some boy-crazy fun.

Sunday December 11, 2022 12:00am - 2:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

12:00am EST

18+ Movies by the Pool
Sunday December 11, 2022 12:00am - 2:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Pool or Bar Area 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

1:00am EST

18+ Diabolik Bloodlust
A Diabolik Dancy Bloodbath

Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00am - 2:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

2:00am EST

18+ Fur After Dark
It’s late and the hyoomans are asleep! This goofy and megacasual panel discusses the erotic elements of furry art and culture with a measured lens designed to appeal from the morbidly curious to people with years of experience in the fandom. A ten-year veteran of the subculture will go through the surprisingly long history of the anthropomorphic character fandom as we discuss art, kink, terminology, and answer whatever questions a layperson may have in a safe, sane, and consensual environment! Tails and ears optional.

Sunday December 11, 2022 2:00am - 3:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel Panel 1 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

2:00am EST

18+ Why the Hell Are You Still Awake?!
Sunday December 11, 2022 2:00am - 3:00am EST
Ramsey Hotel 3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

9:00am EST

Registration Hours Sunday
Badge Prices:
3 day badge - $60
Friday only -$30
Saturday only - $40
Sunday only - $25

Sunday December 11, 2022 9:00am - 2:00pm EST
LeConte Center Main Entrance

10:00am EST

CLAMP Trivia
How many Clow Cards did Clow Reed create? What was the name of the second world traveled to in Tsubasa? What are the names of Space Time Witch's twin helpers? Test your recall of some of CLAMPs greatest works at CLAMP Trivia!

Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 3

10:00am EST

WHERE’S MY SEASON TWO?
Wow that anime was amazing, I can’t wait for the next season. Wait...what do you mean there’s not a next season? But it was awesome & the story's not done! Come vent with AlwaysLoveLorn  as she asks the age old question, WHERE’S MY SEASON TWO???

Speakers
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AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 2

10:00am EST

Beginner's Guide to Disney World
We'll admit: the first time attending Disney is whirlwind of culture overload and uncertainty and can leave you longing for another chance. This is where we come in. We'll be discussing all the Do's and Don't's of Disney World.

Speakers
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PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 4

10:00am EST

Steven Universe Karaoke
Sing (or scream) your heart out to the music that gets your heart pumping and tears flowing down your face! Together we will be the stars of the hour as we sing along to our favorite Steven Universe songs.

Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Panel Room 1

10:00am EST

Setup
Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Workshop Room

10:00am EST

Dealer Hall Hours Sunday
Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

10:00am EST

Gaming Hall Hours Sunday
Speakers
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Control Freak Video Games

Control Freak Games is your one stop shop in Pigeon Forge, TN!New, Used, Modern, and Retro. We do it all. Browse our large selection of games from any era. Need a controller or cable? We've got you covered. We stock cables for just about any system you have. We also have a variety... Read More →
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Snow Phoenix Arcade

Bringing you Japanese arcades on the next level! Find us in the gaming hall!


Sunday December 11, 2022 10:00am - 4:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

11:00am EST

Cosplay on a Budget
Join IronWorks Cosplay and Vive-Bleu as they teach you the ins and outs of making cheap cosplay look expensive! There will be fun and giveaways as you learn to level-up on a budget!

Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

11:00am EST

I Am A Panelist And So Can You with Vitamin H
Love going to panels? Want to run your own? Vitamin H is here to help you make them great! Covering everything from choosing a topic, the process that goes into planning, pitching your panel, and public speaking tips to getting feedback and staying in contact with your fans. We'll help you make your audience as excited about your topic as you are!

Speakers
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Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

11:00am EST

Splatoon: Squids will be Squids (or Octolings)
Are you always on the hunt for the freshest new fits in the Splatlands? Or have you only heard of the bizarre, colorful, cephalopod-centric 3rd person competitive shooter known as Splatoon? Either way, grab your Bloblobber, Roller, Squiffer or Goo Tuber and let’s talk ink!

Speakers
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Callicake Cosplay

Callicake is a cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, best known on TikTok for her Principal Nezu, Present Mic, and Aziraphale cosplays. If you want to talk anime, video games, D&D, or webtoons, don’t miss out on finding her this December at Yama-Con!


Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 2

11:00am EST

Paul St. Peter: Voice Performer
Speakers
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Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

11:00am EST

Linda Young Autograph
Speakers
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Linda Young

Linda Young is an American voice actress who is best known for her anime roles as Frieza from Dragon Ball Z , Baba from DBZ , Kai and Super, and Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho. Her other roles include Piiza, and Fasha from DBZ, Arale from Dragon Ball, Porlyusica and Grandeeney from Fairy... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
LeConte Hall

11:00am EST

Meredith McCoy Autograph
Speakers
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Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
LeConte Hall

11:00am EST

Intermediate Prosthetics for Cosplay
This class builds on our Intro class. In this one, we'll do hands-on creation of a silicone prosthetic appliance which is yours to keep! We'll sculpt, mold and cast using the same methods and materials used by the pros. 

Sunday December 11, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
Workshop Room

11:30am EST

Griffin Burns Q&A
Speakers
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Griffin Burns

Griffin Burns is an LA-based voice actor and musician most known for his work as Childe in Genshin Impact, Doppio in “Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure,” Akira in “Devilman Crybaby,” Tadano in “Aggretsuko,” Muichiro in “Demon Slayer,” Colt Grice in “Attack on Titan... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

12:00pm EST

Setup
Sunday December 11, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

12:00pm EST

Cosplay and Mental Health: Development of Identity
Join Nich, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and Certified Trauma Professional, for an exploration of the benefits, pitfalls, and allure of the cosplay world. In this panel, he shares his experience with cosplay and fandom in the development of his identity as both a trans man and mental health clinician. Participants will be invited to share their stories as well and form connections with others who have found pieces of themselves through fandom.

Sunday December 11, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

12:00pm EST

Fab Tea Party
Come join us for a relaxing tea and social hour. Lolita, formal cosplays, or general fancy attire is encouraged but not mandatory. 

Sunday December 11, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

12:00pm EST

We Know Their Value: The Real Heroes Who Inspired Agent Carter
Come and meet the real-life inspiration behind the crack-shot bombshell Captain America fell in love with, as we take you through a historic tour of World War 2 and the women who impacted the outcome of the war - and the world. 

Speakers
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Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

12:30pm EST

Taskmaster with Bewitched Raven
Taskmaster is a comedy game show styled panel based on the hit British game show by the same name. In the panel a group of five individuals attempt to complete a series of challenges, with The Taskmaster judging the work and awarding points based on contestants' performances. Come join us for 1-hour of fun frivolity as chaos ensues. Panel is rated PG-13.

Speakers
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Aazera

Nashville resident DJ Aazera brings a unique experience to the tables. Their passion for music radiates when they play, the infectious feeling feeding into the crowd and creating an elevated experience for everyone. Each set is a new journey for the crowd, no two nights are the same... Read More →
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BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven is an Atlanta, GA based cosplayer, gamer, and all-around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

12:30pm EST

Voice Actors of Dragonball Z
Speakers
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Meredith McCoy

Meredith McCoy is an American voice actor and singer originally from Dallas, Texas.She has worked for Funimation and Okratron 5000 and is best known for Android 18 in Dragonball Z . She has also voiced Maria Ross in Fullmetal Alchemist, Launch in DragonBall, Kagura in Fruits Basket... Read More →
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Linda Young

Linda Young is an American voice actress who is best known for her anime roles as Frieza from Dragon Ball Z , Baba from DBZ , Kai and Super, and Genkai from Yu Yu Hakusho. Her other roles include Piiza, and Fasha from DBZ, Arale from Dragon Ball, Porlyusica and Grandeeney from Fairy... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

1:00pm EST

Let's Make an Itabag!
Itabags are the perfect way to display your love for a character, ship, or fandom whether you're only showing your interest or carrying your entire shrine. We’ll discuss how to make or buy your own itabag and everything inside them (including rare merch), decorating tips, and safe spending habits. If you already own an itabag, join the fun and show it off!

Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 4

1:00pm EST

Isekai Anime: The Best Revenge
They say the best revenge is a life well-lived—wouldn’t it be easy if you had all the answers in advance, or were suddenly gifted amazing powers that gave you the upper hand? Isekai and “Groundhog’s Day” stories are some of the most delicious power fantasies out there, so let’s talk about some of the most satisfying stories these genres have graced us with.

Speakers
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Callicake Cosplay

Callicake is a cosplayer from the Pacific Northwest, best known on TikTok for her Principal Nezu, Present Mic, and Aziraphale cosplays. If you want to talk anime, video games, D&D, or webtoons, don’t miss out on finding her this December at Yama-Con!


Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

1:00pm EST

Microbial Design: Cells at Work
Die, you filthy germs! The scientifically based shonen Cells at Work educates and entertains. Come watch Kate of the AstroBio Babes compare the character design choices in Cells at Work to their real world microbial counterparts. 

Speakers
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AstroBio Babes

Trust us... We are professionals! The AstroBio Babes are a duo of panelists that specialize in explaining the true and exposing the fictitious science in anime and pop culture. Kate, the Bio Babe, has a master's in microbiology and dreams of being the real life Miss Frizzle, while... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

1:00pm EST

Setup
Sunday December 11, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Workshop Room

1:30pm EST

Setup
Sunday December 11, 2022 1:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

1:30pm EST

Just the Two of Us
Are you a lover not a fighter, who’s just looking for fun Co-Op board or video games to play with a friend or partner but having a hard time finding one? Are you the reverse, knowing of amazing two player games and just wanting to share titles? Come sit, roll the dice and take a chance with AlwaysLoveLorn on some of the critical hits and fails of two player cooperatives while sharing some of your own.

Speakers
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AlwaysLoveLorn

AlwaysLoveLorn, is a veteran panelist who has been presenting at conventions across seven states for over a decade. Her arsenal of nearly a 100 panels spans not only anime but horror movies, board games, history, modeling, sewing and more. These panels are inspired by her love of... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 1:30pm - 2:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

1:30pm EST

Johnny Yong Bosch Autograph
Speakers
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Johnny Yong Bosch

Johnny Yong Bosch got his start fighting giant bugs as Adam Park, the Black Ranger on “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” It is a role that he would play for three and a half seasons on TV, two motion pictures and two special guest appearances in future “Power Rangers” seasons.After... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

1:30pm EST

Paul St. Peter Autograph
Speakers
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Paul St. Peter

Paul St. Peter, twice nominated for BTVA awards, is a voice actor from Los Angeles whose many anime’ and video game credits include KINGDOM HEARTS (Xemnas), NARUTO (Nine Tail Fox), ONE PUNCH MAN (Beast King), ROBOTECH (Zor Prime), BLEACH (Yammy), WORLD OF WARCRAFT (Boden The Imposing... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
LeConte Hall

2:00pm EST

Visual Kei: A Beginner's Guide
Ever wonder when J-Rock became a thing? Wonder no more as this panel will present a blast from the past and prove why YOU should be hyped over Visual Kei groups. 

Speakers
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PELBY Panels

“We have dove into all aspects of conventions, but our favorite is being panelists,” states Peyton and Shelby. Best friends for 17 years, Peyton Creel and Shelby Brakefield, from Alabama, have been doing panels since 2019. To date, they have conducted 36 panels. You can find them... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 3

2:00pm EST

Create-A-Shepard: Yama-Con Plays Mass Effect
Come join the rest of the con-going public as we determine the fate of the galaxy! Together, we’ll create Yama-Con’s very own Commander Shepard, so make sure you’re there to make your voice heard! Shep or Femshep? Renegade or Paragon? It’s up to you! 

Speakers
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Cutscene Queens

The Cutscene Queens are Sean Mclane and Emily Pritchard, professional panelists and lifelong nerds who love video games, tabletop gaming, and anime. Sean loves Fallout, Jojo, and PS2 horror, while Emily is a big fan of Bioware RPGs, Sailor Moon, and Star Wars. Together they love making... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

2:00pm EST

Happy Plushie Making Time Advanced
Come make your every own advanced sewing plushie! For $10 we supply everything! Come make your very own dragon pancake or APPA pancake plush!

Sunday December 11, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Workshop Room

2:00pm EST

Charity Auction
It is important for Yama-Con to give back to the community. All proceeds from the charity auction and raffle ticket sales throughout the weekend will go to The Sevier County Humane Society.  Come out and bid on some awesome items for charity. Let's break out record for charity for our 10th anniversary!

Sunday December 11, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

2:30pm EST

Hot Dads of Anime
Oyajicons rejoice! If you like your anime men to be a bit more on the mature side, maybe with a beard or a bit of scruffy stubble, then you’re not alone! Come join Vitamin H for this hour-long collection of the best ossans anime has to offer, including some you might not’ve met before.

Speakers
avatar for Vitamin H

Vitamin H

Vitamin H – the Original Professional Panelist group that’s beensweeping America since 2013. Fueled by a love of all things geeky,Vitamin H aims to create the most memorable conventionprogramming audiences have ever experienced. Whether you likethe weird, the wild, or the just... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm EST
Panel Room 2

3:00pm EST

So You Want To Be A Cosplay Guest with Bewitched Raven and Catnip Cosplay
This panel will dive into how to reach out to conventions to partner as a cosplay guest, but what guesting entails. We will discuss offering content, services, entertainment, and other ways to create a mutually beneficial partnership.

Speakers
avatar for Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays

Catnipcosplays is a Plus Size Body positive cosplayer as well as an advocate for Mental health awareness. This fun loving lady likes to create cosplays with the help of her friends. She enjoys gaming, streaming, crafting, and watching movies. Catnips first started Cosplaying in 2008... Read More →
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BewitchedRaven

BewitchedRaven is an Atlanta, GA based cosplayer, gamer, and all-around goober. She loves all things geeky and enjoys putting her own unique spin on cosplay designs. Even though she has only been cosplaying since 2011, she has been working in Theater as both a costumer and actress... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Panel Room 1

4:00pm EST

Setup
Sunday December 11, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Greenbriar Hall

4:30pm EST

Closing Ceremonies
Parting is such sweet sorry and the con blues is setting in. Come say goodbye and reminisce about the awesome weekend that we have had together. Charity raffle drawing, preview of next year's con, celebration of 10 years of Yama-con and much more!

Speakers
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Aazera

Nashville resident DJ Aazera brings a unique experience to the tables. Their passion for music radiates when they play, the infectious feeling feeding into the crowd and creating an elevated experience for everyone. Each set is a new journey for the crowd, no two nights are the same... Read More →


Sunday December 11, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Greenbriar Hall
 
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