This weekend, Orlando welcomes back the Florida Anime Experience. In its second year, the convention focuses solely on Japanese pop culture, such as Anime, manga, and film.
Here’s a quick guide for all the otaku planning on making the trip.
This year’s FAE will take place at the International Palms Resort & Conference Center on International Drive. The show will open each day at 10am and will run into the evenings (Friday & Saturday until 11pm, Sunday until 6pm).
International Palms Resort & Conference Center – 6515 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
This year’s guest of honor is Terri Hawkes, known as the English voice of Sailor Moon. She will host several autograph signings throughout the weekend, as well as a Q&A on Saturday afternoon at 12:30.
In addition to Ms. Hawkes, FAE will host Dan Woren of Robotech as well as Darrel Guilbeau of Durarara!!.
Anime Viewing Room
Hosts of the locally-produced Anime Addicts Anonymous will be running the Anime viewing room as well as hosting several panels. In addition, they promise hot tub fun times.
A list of the Anime that will be shown is available on their website.
- Friday, 1:00pm (Chibi Events): The Best Anime You’ve Never Seen or Heard Of
- Friday, 4:00pm (Panels Room): Girl’s Guide to Con-Going
- Saturday, 11:00am (Chibi Events): Traveling to Japan
- Saturday, 1:30pm (Panels Room): The Great Cosplay Dating Game
- Sunday, 12:00pm (Chibi Events): The Music of Anime
Following the main events, Cosplay Deviants will be holding an after-party Saturday night. And if it’s anything like the Hentai Cafes they hosted at Florida Supercon, you can imagine how that’s going down.