New Dates, Same Sausome Location

Our new dates are June 30th – July 2nd, 2017! 

Our 2017 theme is Liberty!

You can pre-register for only $30 right now in our registration page!

We will be announcing many of our special guests in the weeks to follow as well as having our artist and vendor contracts ready soon too.

We are still working on overhauling the website as well as many future updates, so stay tuned!

Sausome Updates and Reminders 6-5-16

The schedule will be posted as soon as it is ready, which will be before the convention.


We will be selling Single Day badges at the door for the following rates:
Friday – $30
Saturday – $35
Sunday – $25

At door full weekend badges will be $50.

If you purchase a single day badge and wish to upgrade to a weekend, we will add what you have paid for your single day badge and deduct that from the total for at door weekend.


If you wish to be in our cosplay contest, it is encouraged to check out our Cosplay page for rules and other information.

The application form for our cosplay contest can be found by clicking here!

There is a limit to how many cosplayers can be in our contest this year. By filling out the form, you place yourself ahead of those that will be applying at the convention!

Any cosplay contest questions should be addressed to


Wish to go to Sausomecon but low on funds? Wish to make some or all of the money back that was used to purchase your badge or earn extra badges for next year?

Volunteering is the way to go!

For 8 hours volunteered for, you get 1 badge for 2017 OR half of your badge funds returned.

For 12 hours, you get 2 badges for 2017 OR your full badge reimbursement.

The volunteering form is located by clicking here
Any volunteering questions should be addressed to


Want to win a free weekend badge before Sausomecon? Check out the two following links for more information for two different ways to potentially win a badge!

Facebook Free Badge Contest Info Link 1

Facebook Free Badge Contest Info Link 2


We hope to see everyone in 5 days!


Sausome News 6-1-16

Sausome News 6-1-16
9 days till Sausomecon 2016!


We have done some major updates to our Programming page on the website!


We are not finished with adding all of the programming or having the schedule 100% finished.

Once our schedule is completed with our final versions, we will upload it online for everyone to check out and download.


If you wish to be a vendor, we still have some availability due to some applicants not responding back to us! Most of the booths that are left available or single booth locations, though we do have a couple of booth locations left that are next to each other if you are interested in purchasing two booths.

Please fill out the form linked below OR email me at

Vendor Application Form


Late Pre-reg ends June 7th. Do get your badges before the price increases at the door pricing!


One question I have been receiving a lot is “If I buy a badge for my child, do I need to buy a badge as well?”. The answer is Yes.

It states in our youth badges that all individuals under the age of 16 MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.


Until next time, stay sausome!


Lifetime VIP Badges on Sale

Due to demand, we are opening up our Lifetime VIP badges for sale! These are VERY limited in numbers (6 for sell this year), with our plans to ever only sell 10.

A Sausomecon Lifetime VIP Badge gives you VIP access every year, every Sausomecon.

$350 is the price.

Some of the benefits of VIP are:
Reserved Front Row Seating at Main Events
Special Meet and Greets
First in any line/placed in the front of any line
A lunch or dinner with some of our special guests
Access to the After Party
*VIP rewards are subject to change yearly*

Already bought a badge for Sausomecon 2016 and wish to upgrade to VIP for Life? We can cover you! Contact us at and we can get it set up for you!

You can order your Lifetime VIP badges at our registration page

Or directly at the Eventbrite page:…


Team 151

Team 151

Team 151

Calling all Pokémon Trainers!
Team 151 is coming back, and has something extra special for you during Sausomecon this year!

Get ready for a non-stop celebration of all things Pokemon that has fun for everyone! Their interactive panel includes comedy sketches and performances from Team 151, coupled with amazing CGI animation in unique videos and CONTESTS! Everybody gets to participate and win prizes from their variety of activities, including an ART contest, TRIVIA, and CHARADES!

Be the very best like no one ever was – bring all your skills, excitement, and Pokemon too!

Check out their stellar trailer from last years Sausomecon in the link below! You won’t be disappointed!

Last Year’s Youtube panel video!

Sausomecon 2016 Volunteer Form!

CLICK HERE to go to our Sausomecon 2016 volunteer form!

Or copy and paste this link here:

For 8 hours of work you get a free badge for 2017 OR half reimbursement on your 2016 Weekend badge.
For 12 hours of work, either 2 free badges for 2017 OR full reimbursement on your 2016 Weekend badge.

You must be 18 years or older to volunteer unless you have written parental/legal guardian permission.

Send any questions to

Hotel Reservations End May 20th

Here is a reminder that hotel reservations end in 5 days!

Reserve your hotel room by going to the Holiday Inn by clicking here or copying and pasting this link into your browser:

The promo code is SAA.

The price before fees are $94 a night for a king bed and $104 for 2 Queen beds.

By reserving a room, you gain access to our Convention Suite room which will have some snacks and drinks available but only for those that reserve a hotel room and VIP’s!


Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon

Straight Outta Comicon is a comedy show that is now 3 tours and 1 CD release old.  We started off calling it a variety show… its stand up comedy, its sketches, sometimes music.  Sometimes its an unscripted show that the audience drives.   At its core Straight Outta Comicon is Matt McInnis and Matt Keck as unmitigated versions of ourselves.  Its two kids that found themselves in comics, cartoons and video games that grew up finding themselves in stand up comedy, without ever leaving behind how we got there.

Its been our comedy, in our voices, on our terms and we’re pretty darn proud of how this geeky little experiment has played out so far.


Who is Straight Outta Comicon?

Matt Keck:

Matt Keck has been a standup comedian since late 2009, and in that short time his videos have appeared on such programs as Comedy Centrals Tosh.0, G4TVs Web Soup, RudeTube, TruTVs Clipaholics, and Right This Minute. He is also set to film his first feature film The Genesis of Lincoln and recently released his first novel “Shift”.

Matt is clearly no stranger to the internet, providing comic book reviews to literacy website, a weekly addition to the standup podcast Comedy A Go-Go, and running his personal blog SpaceDynamite!!!. His forte, however, is his YouTube channel, where he has 19.7 million views and rising, amassing over 1 million more views each month. His most notable video is the viral hit Im a Snake.

Matt McInnis:

Matt McInnis is a stand up comedian, actor, and  producer.  He’s also written a few things that have surfaced into print in the gaming industry.   His performances began in the theatre. From there, he moved on to producing and writing his own works expanding into short film, voice acting, and internet venues.  This lead to the founding of Mantapus Productions, which opened the door to complete freedom in his creative efforts.  This path lead back to the live stage and to his most notable success, stand up comedy, where he currently performs regularly to this day.

Matt’s body of work includes numerous theatrical appearances, Smoke Break: the 115 Episode Daily Series, co-host and co-writer on the internet radio show “Get Naked With The Threes”, management of Mantapus Productions, and apperances in comedy clubs (and now cons too!) coast to coast.  He can currently be heard on the bi-monthly podcast CineMother Lovers, as well as with Cheap Shots Movie Riffs.   He is in preproduction on Mantapus Productions first feature length film in association with Gunn Park Entertainment the fantastical action-comedy “Happenstance: Vol 1″  expected to see a 2016 release.

In addition to his work in entertainment, Matt serves as a contributing writer to Arcane Wonders for their Origins Award nominated game Mage Wars, his work as been featured in the Dragon Age RPG  and  SOE’s Star Wars Galaxies.  He is currently in development on his own tabletop RPG system and setting “Aether Skies”.

Website     Facebook

Jason Carter

Jason Carter

Jason Carter

Best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, Jason Carter, born in London on September 23, 1960, is a British stage, film and television actor.

Leads in school plays and summers at the National Youth Theater of Great Britain led to three years at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). In the Physical Theatre classes taught by Jane Gibson, who trained under Jacque le Coq in Paris, Jason found the acting and thinking tools that would inform his approach to his professional work.

Graduating in 1981 after a three-month tour of Holland and Belgium playing Romeo in “Romeo and Juliet”, Jason pursued his craft in a variety of roles. High points include playing Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, three long runs in the London West End: “The Sleeping prince” with Omar Sharrif, Simon Gray’s “Melon” with Alan Bates, Simon Gray’s “The Common Pursuit” directed by the author, and Steven Berkoff’s Royal National Theatre production of Oscar Wilde’s “Salome”. In British television, Jason starred in two series, a mini series, a number of TV movies and numerous guest star roles.

Jason has enjoyed collaborating with many directors developing characters and evolving scenes. He worked closely with Jason Lehel whilst starring in “Boiling Point”, Gil Cates JR. on “The Mesmerist”, and Nick Ward on Working Title’s “Dakota Road” for which, at the Festival du Cinema Britannique de Dinard, Jason received a commendation for his performance as “Raif” from chairman of the judges, Ben Kingsley. The director’s chair is an as yet unrealized creative interest for Jason that he looks to pursue for the future in addition to his acting work.

On American television Jason has had many roles, beginning with Connor, the hero’s nemesis on the pilot episode of “Viper”, and guest starring in many popular series including “Beverly Hills 90210”, “Angel”, “Sentinel”, “Lois and Clark”, and “3rd Rock From The Sun”. When Jason auditioned for Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, he had been told it was to guest star, and so was delighted when his surprised agent informed him it was a three-year contract and he had secured the role – a role that would change his life.

Whilst making “Babylon 5”, fine actor and dear friend, Richard Biggs suggested they partner up and develop fun classes to jointly share the craft they both loved. Richard and Jason would hold “The Biggs and Carter Experience” at conventions until Richard’s death in 2004.

Recently, Jason starred alongside Woody Harrelson and Liam Hemsworth in the western drama, “By Way Of Helena”, which was filmed in October/November of 2014.

Jason is a fixture at sci-fi conventions all over the world, where he is known to command plenty of attention with his hyperactive wit. In his spare time, he writes poetry.     Wikipedia     Facebook Page


Panel Submissions end tonight!

If you wish to submit a panel for Sausomecon 2016, you have until 11:59 pm CST tonight!

You can submit panels by clicking here or copying this link into your browser and filling out the form.

Mike Worley – Comic Book Artist

Mike Worley

Mike Worley

Mike Worley began his artist’s career in the DC Comics “New Talent” program as a colorist in 1984. He did his first professional coloring work for Eclipse Comics in 1986. He also did coloring jobs for Marvel, before doing his first pencil work for Archie Comics in 1990. Worley pencilled gag pages for this company until 1996.

He did art on Ren & Stimpy for Marvel and did inking duties for Marvel Comics Presents and Midnight Sons Unlimited. He worked with Phil Hester on The Picture Taker for Slave Labor in 1996, and Worley also contributed to Hester’s book The Wretch. In 1998-99, Worley did a Thunder Girl story for Gary Carlson’s Big Bang Comics and worked for Brian Miller’s HiFi design studio on Tohubohu, which was published by New Breed Comics. He contributed to Bongo Comics Simpsons comic, and additionally worked for Double Eye Studios (Bloodshed) and Fiction House Entertainment. In 2002 he worked with Brian Miller again on The Terrifying Tales of Tommi Trek for Funkotron’s Double Take.
Of late, he has been studying animation, and won the 2015 “best animated short” in the B & B Theatres’ short film competition. He is currently freelancing motion graphics and working on some animation pitches for cartoons, along with developing a web strip, “Rest In Pizza.”

Dotte-CON! May 7th, 2016 FREE to the public

Sausomecon urges you to check out Dotte-CON!, a single day convention at the Wyandotte County Public Library on May 7th!

We are sponsoring the Cosplay 101 panel, the Intro To Anime panel, Cosplay Contest, Cosplay dance and will also have photographers around to take photos for people!

There are also going to be chances to win weekend and single day badges for Sausomecon!

Vintage Stock is sponsoring Dotte-CON!’s game room!

This is going to be one very sausome event!

Do check out their Facebook Event Page by clicking Here!

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2015’s Panels

2015’s PANELS

All panels are kept at a PG13 rating for a better family environment. All panels require you to show your convention badge before entering.  Panels labeled with an “18+” are limited to badge holders that can present an eligible I.D. These are restricted panels for minors under 18 years of age.


“Acting 101” – Kairos Productions

Want to get into acting but don’t know the basics? Let Kairos Productions introduce you to some basic concepts that will help you to go from yourself into a whole different character and other basic acting techniques.


“Animal Crossing: New Leaf Addicts” – Maru-sha and Historian

Are you longing to relive the simple days of hitting your villagers with nets, catching bugs, and being in constant debt to a house building tanuki? Then get yourself in on the action! Be it bragging about your perfect collection of items or telling horror stories of losing your favorite villager, come see what you’ve been missing out on in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Where being the only human to step off a train apparently qualifies you to be mayor! Awesome in-game items will be given.


“Are You Ready for E3 2015?” – Allison Clark

Are you ready for E3 2015 description: E3 is coming in a few days! Do you have any predictions? Will Sony, Nintendo, or Microsoft win? Come join me to discuss the greatness that is E3! There will also be explanation on what E3 is all about and why you should care about it!


“Attack on Sausomecon” – Eren, Mikasa, Armin with many others. (Savanna, Paige, Ciara, Nikki, Joey, Chloe, Cassie, and Kiera)

Attack on Sausomecon is a Q&A and, Truth or Dare panel with a surprise intro. Come ask some of your favorite characters questions and watch them together with other fun events.


“Attack on Titan” – Lauren Landa

Annie, are you OK,? Are you OK, Annie? Find out in this panel by Annie’s Voice Actress!


“Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra” – Garrett Boyle

These groundbreaking animated series will always live on in the hearts of their fans. Everything, from the lore to the comic books (and even the live-action film…) will be open for discussion! Come and tell everyone what Airbender and Korra have meant to you.


“Building a Better Body” – Duct Tape Transformers

The Duct Tape Transformers explains how to make a basic body suit using household items.


“Captives Premiere” – Kairos Productions

Captives tells the story about a group of people, some flawed and some hopeful, who find themselves the target of a serial killer who supposedly died 15 years ago. As this killers 20 year plan unfolds and the body count rises these people will find the only thing they can trust…is each other.


“Cards Against Humanity” – Samurai Dan

You’ve played CAH, right? Everyone has. You can admit it. Come play the game with Samurai Dan, his way, where the attendees are pitted against the guests, in a no-holds barred contest of wit and inappropriateness!


“CCP’s Ask Marvel Avengers and Enemies” – Chimerical Cosplay Productions

Chimerical Cosplay Productions brings together some of Marvel’s finest, to answer questions from fans and fellow heroes/villains alike. If they don’t try to destroy one another first.




“Cosplay Combat” – Scott Mcvay (aka Happy Sephy)

Naruto vs. Ichigo.  Sailor Moon vs. Ryuko Matoi.  Who would win?!?  Happy Sephy will roll some dice to see who is the better cosplayer.  A popular panel since 2007.


“Cosplay Purchasing 101” – Anthony Hayes

A good glimpse of the different online stores and their different attributes as far as: quality, pricing, and service. This panel will focus on the humorous aspects of cosplaying, as well as the serious aspects that involve fraud, costumes missing pieces, being the wrong color, horribly quality, and terrible service with the risks of online shopping.


“Coloring and Cartoons: A Kid’s Panel!” – Eleanor Fedynich

This is a family friendly panel directed for a younger audience to sit, color, and enjoy watching some popular cartoons of the internet. Simple drawing techniques will be demonstrated to teach kids the basics of art while having fun. Parents and all others interested are welcome to join in this morning panel.


“Convention Horror Stories” 16+ – Special guests

Not all conventions are created equal. Let our special guests enthrall you with some of the horrors they have endured from various conventions! Names and places might be changed in order to protect identities. NO recording devices are allowed in this panel!


“Dance Party” – DJ_315, DJ Soundwave, and Dark Icarus

Take it chill, or party hard with sweet electric vibes. The Dance Party is a late night musical marathon. Insomniac? Got extra energy? Shuffle and pump those kicks to your heart’s desire.


“Date Auction” – C.J. America Bergner

This is how it works, C.J. America Bergner will pick some audience members to be auctioned off for a date. The highest bidder will be given the opportunity to go on a date with the auctioned person. This is all voluntary and we do not provide the setting or food for a date. All proceeds raised will be used to help the convention.


“Dead or Alive! We are Fighters!” – Kyoko Noire hime-sama

Learn The Origin of the series, see how far it’s come, and see some of your favorites old and new. If new to or never heard of the series then come and check out what being a fighter is all about story and game play!


“Demotivate Me!” – Scott Mcvay (aka Happy Sephy)

Several years ago, the internet created a meme called the “Demotivational Poster.”  Soon after, Happy Sephy started collecting (and creating) some of those posters for presentation.  Come join him and see what he has this year!


“Down the Slippery Slope: An Introduction to Anime Figure Collecting” – Robert Schiele

Have you been eyeing some of those anime figurines in the dealer’s room? Are you interested in learning more about figure collecting and how to start or grow your own collection? This panel will discuss the basics of this growing hobby to help get you started, including a rundown of the different types of figures, some of the most popular brands, where to buy figures both online and in person, and, perhaps most importantly, why anyone would even want to spend money on these little chunks of plastic.


“Everquest, SOE and Me” – Eric Wile

My back story and background in the Gaming Industry.


“Evolution of Fighting Games” – KC SRK

Come learn how fighting games got their start from the earliest Atari titles, all the way up to the newest games such as Guilty Gear, Street Fighter, Tekken and Mortal Kombat! The panel will consist of in depth look into the origins of fighting games, as well as how they developed over time and grew into the massive success we see today! The panel is hosted by long time veterans, who will help newcomers and fellow veterans alike learn how the genre developed and how they can get started playing competitively!


“Fire Emblem: Awakening Fan Panel” – Suji Kayla Shiv

Who was your blue haired child? Come join us as we talk Fire Emblem characters, romances, children and strategy! Get tips, give tips, doesn’t matter- come join the fun!


“Fullmetal Alchemist Q&A Panel”

How has FMA influenced you/your career? What was your favorite part of the experience? Who? Is?  Ask questions to some of our favorite Fullmetal Alchemist voice actors!


“Game Design 101” – Eric Wile

Eric brings his knowledge and background of design and gives hands on workshop on how to design a game from scratch.


“Generationstuck” – Dayna Carter

Come to our homestuck Q+A where you can ask the cast in character questions and have a good time!


“Heroic Presents: Character Building Workshop” – Heroic Interactive Theatre

Join Heroic Interactive Theatre in the first steps of entering the LARP community. Here you will be able to create your own character, choose your abilities, and find out the basic rules of the game. Unleash your creativity and start an adventure all your own!


“Heroic Presents: Light Combat 101” – Heroic Interactive Theatre

Work through your training to become the greatest warrior of the land. Practice light combat with members of Heroic and learn from the masters on how to strike and take hits. You have the courage, now you need a sword.


“Heroic Presents: Wardrobe and LARP Accessories” – Heroic Interactive Theatre

Join Heroic Interactive Theater as we teach you the easy steps to suit up and become the hero (or villain) your were meant to be. Bring your character to life using tips and tricks to make a costume that helps you stand out of the crowd.


“Hetalia Panel” – Maddie Rafael

Hetalia Ask-A-Nation Panel. You can ask some of our beloved nation’s any questions that you’ve been dying to know!


“History of Sharp Shiny Pointy Things” – Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai battlefield weaponry is displayed, explained and demonstrated by Samurai Dan, an expert in 16th century Japanese combat. Lecture features stunning visual aids (blades from 1300-present) and a Q&A session for attendees.


“How 3D Art Influences Us” – John Mesplay

From the biggest blockbuster of the year to 3d printed works of art, learn how 3D has and continues to influence us!


“How to Break Into The Gaming Industry” – Eric Wile

With knowledge come jobs……….Learn some of the insiders tracks to breaking in.


“How to Draw Hentai” +18 –  Skye Sanderson and Erin Hrenchir

Oppai! Chinboko! Oshiri! Have you ever been curious about drawing your own sexy original content? In this panel we’ll cover basics on everything from yaoi to monster girls (and more!) bring sketchbooks, bring questions, and have fun!


“How to Make a B Movie” – Joe Grisaffi

Join Joe Grisaffi as he explains the formula for making a B Movie!


“Hyperdimension Neptunia Panelindust” – Kyoko

Ever wonder what parodies exist out there of other games, game companies, and consoles? Well HDN and Nep Nep has you covered! Come see why this is such a great game series; from it’s parody’s, to its story, to it’s fan service, to it’s cute and deadly characters and goddess’s, and take the chance to win a prize by competing as one of the 3 goddess’s in a trivia at the end (open to all!).


“I’m a Fighter! Dead or Alive!” – Mikoto and Zero

Attention all fighters! Let’s look into history of the games, all the characters, fighting styles and the future of the series,  and other titles! Welcome to DOA!


“Introduction to Legend of the Five Rings” – Devon Kennedy and James Cornforth

Learn about the clans, classes, and world that we will be playing in during the L5R LARP. Highly recommended for new players or veterans needing a refresher.


“Intro to BJD’s” – Alisha Wile

This panel will be all about ball jointed dolls! An introduction to them, along with care, maintenance, and where to buy them etc… Also a place which we can show off our BJD’s and hang with other collectors!


“Iron City” – Kairos Productions

The Sausomecon showing of “Iron City,” by Kairos Productions


“Japan-ardy” – Pros and Con Cosplay

So you can name every make and model of a Gundam just by looking at the thruster and can do every Sailor Scout pose on command. How well do you know the country that produced all of of this stuff? Come test your knowledge about Japan at Japanardy! The player with the most points wins a trophy and a prize.


“John Mesplay 3D and Q&A”

Join John Mesplay as he works on a 3D project and answer all of your 3D questions.

“Kaiju 101: From Anguirus to Zigra” – Ryan Clark

Explore the extensive history of the kaiju (monster) genre, from Godzilla to Gamera, Ultraman and more! Learn about the monsters and movies through discussion and original trailers and clips!


“Kahza Performance”

This Japanese rock band is about to rock your world! We bring you a different cultural experience with loud music and sick guitar.


“Kingdom Hearts: For the Love of Twilight” – Kaidyn Lopez and Mike Tinsley

Fan of the Kingdom? So are we! Come hear some interesting things about Kingdom Hearts from a couple of hardcore fans. Join in, too! But don’t sparkle.


“K-Pop and You!” – Suji Kayla Shiv

Heeeeeeeyyyyy sexy lady!! Come join us as we talk about some of your favorite singers and groups, the latest news and even play K-Pop Musical Chairs and Guess That Tune


“Lars the Emo Kid Premiere” – Joe Grisaffi

Come watch the Sausomecon Premiere of Lars the Emo Kid, Joe Grisaffi’s latest film!


“Leatherworking Informative Panel” – Alexander Hoggard and Jared McDonald

This panel will inform and introduce attendees of all spectrums of leatherworking for the creation of cosplay and LARP costuming, Accessories, and props. This includes the understanding of leather, what type of leather to buy for a project, the process of creating a piece and its intricacies, and also filling in the gap of information from the attendees through questions.




“Legends of the Five Rings LARP” – Devon Kennedy and James Cornforth

Come one, come all, to a night of tournaments and fun! Ever wanted to live the life of a samurai? Well, in the Legend of the Five Rings LARP, you can! Come play with us Saturday for a night of drama, action, and lots of roleplaying! *It is highly encouraged that new players attend the introductory panels Friday night before playing.


“Legends of the Five Rings: Larping 101” – Devon Kennedy and James Cornforth

Learn the basics of LARP and the different types in this quick introductory panel. Those new to LARPing who want to participate in the Legend of the Five Rings event are encouraged to attend.


“Meet and Greet” – Duct Tape Transformers
Your basic Q&A with the bad boys from Cybertron. “Ask and ye shall know.”


“Meet Lauren Landa” – Lauren Landa

Now is your chance to meet Lauren Landa and ask her questions.


“Men Eating Things Suggestively” +18 – Alexander Popp

Born of Ahn!Con fame, METS is a panel designed for lovers of Yaoi, scantily clad men, and sticky substances. Come out and watch our panelists eat a variety of suggestively shaped, flavored, and textured items for your pleasure. Just be sure to clean up after yourself when you’re done


“My Little Pony: Fandom is Magic” – Eleanor Fedynich

Hold your horses! Colorful cute technicolor ponies bring even the strangest crowds and fans that defy the norm. Come join a powerful discussion with other Bronies and fans of this magical phenomena.


“Naruto Panel” – ChaoticMomentsCosplay

Your favorite characters from the anime, Naruto Shippuden. Come ask questions, do truth or dare, or answer trivia.


“Nerds are Heroes Too!” – Aidan Bundy

Their faces are well known in the nerd culture for being super heroes. Rather they are wizards, superheroes, or elves. Join our discussion on how these actors are not only heroes on the big screen, but in the real world as well.


“No Means No: Self Defense for Anime Fans” – Samurai Dan and Jillian

NO means NO! Saying it is good. Enforcing it is better! Women (and men) have a right to their own personal space and safety, and when unpleasantness occurs it’s nice to be able to protect yourself. Come learn easy, simple but very effective techniques from Samurai Dan’s overenthusiastic partner Jillian that will make your con experiences safer and more enjoyable!


“Old School Final Fantasy Part 2” – Mike Tinsley

While nearly everyone has heard of Final Fantasy, many gamers have not played the original games in the Final Fantasy universes. Our goal is to inform those interested in the older games and perhaps influence you to play these gems. OSFF Part 2 focuses on Final Fantasy 4-6.


“One More Hour” – Eleanor Fedynich

Ball pit. It’s a ball pit. Have fun in the ball pit.


“Pokemon Event”

So you wanna be a master of Poke’mon? It is time to prove your worth! You will be provided with a starter poke’mon from any generation and then we set you out on your quest to earn badges and become Sausomecon’s Poke’mon champion! 3DS and game required. Rules in detail at the Pokemon Center.


“Poke’mon: The First Fan Panel” – Charles Thornton, Emily Campbell, Nicholas Kaighen, Jacob Bond, Byron Pockrandt, Jake Wolfe, David Carnegie

Calling all trainers! Prepare to go back to where it all started as you’ll experience Poke’mon in an all new way. Learn the do’s and don’ts of training with Prof. Oak. Explore the forest of Kanto with Todd Snap. And uncover the mystery of the rarest Poke’mon of them all. Using live performances, interactive games, and state of the art computer animation join us as we bring Poke’mon to life like never before!


“Power Rangers Bootleg Universe Showing”

Come watch this high quality controversial fan film done by Adi Shankar


“Q & A With Jim Butcher”

Ask Jim Butcher questions, he shall answer them.


“Q & A With Vic Mignogna”

Ask Vic Mignogna questions, he shall answer them.


“Retro Games” – Joe Grisaffi

Join Joe Grisaffi as he discusses some of the classic retro games and why they are so popular.


“Royal Court Etiquette: How to be Royal, by Princess Peach” – Peachy-Hime Cosplay

Ever wanted to learn the finesse of aristocracy and royal society? Well now you can! Princess Peach Toadstool herself will be instructing the commonwealth of Sausomecon on proper court etiquette and attire, as well as gestures and skills that can be put to use in everyday life! Active participants will be awarded with prizes, and everyone will gain valuable knowledge from a royal legend!


“You Ruined My Childhood ‘Rule 34’”- Mike Tinsley

Nothing is sacred from Rule 34. We’ll show you some childhood-destroying rule 34 content (or perhaps you may view it as enriching your childhood). One thing’s for certain, there will be laughs as well as awestruck moments. Requests are more than welcome.


“RWBY Fan Panel” – Kyoko Noire Hime-sama

RWBY the anime made by Rooster Teeth and The late Monty Oum. We will show clips from the anime, discuss our favorite moments, the different ships (fan pairings), talk about the characters, and show some AMV’s that greatly capture the anime and its best moments.


“Samurai Sword Class” – Samurai Dan and Jillian

Not a boffer class! Real samurai sword moves and concepts taught by Samurai Dan, a professional swordsman, to con-goers.


“Sega Ages” – Scott Mcvay  (aka Happy Sephy)

Ah SEGA.  One of the better video game companies ever!  But did you know of their beginnings with the military?  How about their many systems?  Or even their arcade games?  Join Happy Sephy as he relives the “glory days” of SEGA.


“Show Off Your Voice Acting!” – Alex and Barbara Youngblood

It’s time to show off your voice acting! Join Team Youngblood as we provide scripts with a variety of characters for everyone to read.


“So You Wanna Learn MMD?” – Maru-sha and Historian

So you’ve seen those videos on YouTube or Nico Nico Douga with those awesome Vocaloids or 3D anime characters doing dances or other wacky things. Now you want to make your own videos, right? …Yet you don’t know how! That’s where this panel comes in! Prepare for a crash-course in learning the basics of MMD. Learn how to not only get the MMD software, but where to find models to work with and motion data. Bring all your MMD questions and we will do our best to answer them!


“So you want to be a Ninja?” – Gel E Bean

Audience interactive interview and challenges.


“Story Time: A Magical Adventure” – Eleanor Fedynich

Eleanor returns for another sit down Story Time! Where she visually translates main summaries over different series and shows! Do you like wizards and magic? Halflings and dragons? This panel will knock you out of your socks with a great bedtime story, before you hit the hay.


“Swap Meet.” – Kyoko Noire Hime-sama

Was that grab bag disappointing? Are you regretting your purchase? Bought something that doesn’t fit? Thought you would like that manga or anime, but then you found out you didn’t? Don’t give up, try again at the swap meet! Trade with fellow con-goers, find some new collectibles and trade your old treasures to someone new.


“Tales of!” – Mikoto and Zero

It’s pancake time! Wanna talk about Tales of? Whether it is new or old games, favorite characters, or the excitement for the new Tales of Zestiria, come join us and be part of the discussion!


“Tatakae! Robot Panel Z” – Robert Schiele

When people think of anime, they think of giant robots. Aimed at newcomers and old hands alike, this panel will explore the history, influence, and hallmarks of this essential genre from the earliest super robot shows to the latest series out of Japan. Whether you can’t tell a Gundam from a Gunbuster or you could assemble a life-sized Voltron from memory, there’s something in this panel for you! PILDER… ON!


“The Current State of Gaming” – Eric Wile

How’s the Gaming Economy anyways?


“The Laws of Anime” +18 – Garrett Boyle

These groundbreaking animated series will always live on in the hearts of their fans. Everything, from the lore to the comic books (and even the live-action film…) will be open for discussion! Come and tell everyone what Airbender and Korra have meant to you.


“The Legend of Zelda History and Lore” – Garrett Boyle

It’s dangerous to go alone! Attend this panel! The Legend of Zelda is a game series that continues to stand the test of time. Whether you are new to the series or a longtime fan, this is the place to discover more about one of Nintendo’s greatest franchises. If you are still asking, “Who is this Zelda fellow, and why does he wear a funny green hat?” now is the time to learn all this and much more.


“The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” – Nathan Schaber and Nathan Hinton

In this we will be showing the Any% Route for Ocarina of Time. Any% means to beat the game as fast as possible using glitches that are available. We will be explaining every glitch, how to do it, and why it happens. After going through the run and explaining how and why the glitches happen, we will be doing a Q&A anything about Ocarina of Time.



“Those WACKY Japanese Commercials” – Scott Mcvay  (aka Happy Sephy)

Advertising in Japan… Why is it so CRAZY?!?  Join Happy Sephy as he shows just some of the many unique commercials that have been aired on Japanese television.


“Tidbits from Tales” – Melissa Greg and Allison Crowther

Ever wondered where the names of the Tales Series come from? Or how the worlds and events link up to classical mythologies? Come see some of the fun little tidbits you may have missed when playing the games in the Tales Series.


“Transformers Fan Panel” – Sarah Mudry

You’ve got the touch, you’ve got the power to mingle and chat in a fun and friendly environment about everyone’s favorite giant transforming alien robots from the planet Cybertron. From toys, games, comics, to cartoons, movies, and so much more! Anything and everything Transformers is fair game, so come join the fun. ‘TIL ALL ARE ONE!


“Ultimate Geek Spelling Bee” – Gel E Bean

pretty much what it sounds like, a spelling bee with Geeky challenges


Voice Actors Q&A

Come Join some of our sausome special guest voice actors and actresses in one large panel! Ask questions, hear answers and have fun!


“Will You Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? – Anime Edition” – Gel E Bean

An audience interactive game show


“We Did NOT Play Test this Panel!” – Scott Mcvay (aka Happy Sephy)

Happy Sephy came up with a unique game show full of trivia and fun activities for all ages.  There’s just ONE problem…  He forgot to “Play Test” the game before submitting it for this convention.  This basically means that ANYTHING (and we do mean ANYTHING!) can happen!


“Women in Voice Acting” – Cynthia Cranz, Wendy Powell & Lauren Landa

A panel where the women of voice acting can discuss anything they wish.


“Yangire’s & Yandere’s the Psycho’s of Anime” +18 – Kyoko Noire Hime-sama and Rachelle Yuitza

Psychopath, Psychotic, Sociopath, Serial Killer, Yuno, Lucy, blood, excitement, torture, and fear can all be used to describe a Yandere and a Yangire. Do you have your favorite? come to our panel and be prepared to leave it knowing, you very well might have nightmares, only to realize the nightmare, is real. Come for The Fun and come for the terror, and come for some AMV’s, anime clips, acting bits, and much much more!


Robert Suske

Robert Suske

Robert Suske

Robert Suske has been going to anime conventions and cosplaying since 2007, he has built a reputation for himself through cosplay prop making and photography. He has made props from many shows like Bleach, Naruto, One Piece, Gurren Lagann and numerous games like Fallout New Vegas, Assassin Creed and Tails Of Synphonia Dawn Of The New World.

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