Panels

Ever wanted to learn more about streaming or looking to watch a bunch of highly talented cosplayers build a whole cosplay in an hour? AVCon 2024 and AVCon After Dark are running back-to-back panel programming of all types.

On this page, you can check out more about each panel including location, panellists and more! Panel room schedules are now live on our website here and on our App here!

Snatched: An Introduction to Wigs

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Bryza Cosplay, Sweet Tea Birdie

Do you want to get into wig styling but don’t know where to start? Do the wig stylists on TikTok intimidate you with their fancy tools and custom-base wigs? Fear not! Bryza Cosplay and Sweet Tea Birdie are here to help! Snatched: An Introduction to Wigs discusses all things wig styling! Ranging from resources and techniques, to Q&A and our own experiences. Come and take a seat, put your feet up, and we’ll teach you everything you need to get started and boost your cosplay skills.


Finding Your Cosplay Identity

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Cheshrae, Potterhayley and Renegade Cosplay

Join Cheshrae, Potterhayley and Renegade Cosplay as we discuss the topic of finding your cosplay identity. Find out what we are passionate about in cosplay and why, and finding joy in different aspects of cosplay. We will dive deeper into our own skill sets about sewing, armour making and designing your own costumes. The three of us have been cosplaying for over a decade each and have picked up many tricks over the years to understand our cosplay identity. We hope to inspire new cosplayers or re-inspire those who may feel distant or burnt out from their cosplay.


Don’t Shoot the Cosplayer: A Live Cosplay Photoshoot

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Castleforge Photography, Shadinski, Grizzly Ghoul

Please don’t shoot the messenger, but you’re probably doing it wrong. Let Castleforge Photography, Grizzly Ghoul, and Shadinski Cosplay show you everything that could go wrong on a cosplay photoshoot. We’ll discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of Cosplay Photoshoots before demonstrating the dos and don’ts in a live shoot on stage. Finally, all your questions will be answered in a concluding Q&A. Don’t be that guy, and don’t miss this panel only at AVCon 2024.

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Adelaide University Anime Clubs

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: UniSA’s Anime Student Society, Adelaide University Anime Club

SEE the Presidents and Vice Presidents of UniSA’s Anime Student Society and UniAdl’s Adelaide University Anime Club, and hear them speak about their respective clubs and how you can meet like-minded individuals. Non-University members are also allowed in the clubs!


Patch-It’s Con Crunch Challenge

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Captain Patch-It, Cosplay Coach, ReverseTibbers, Cardeas, Cossmidora

Join Cosplay Coach, Reverse Tibbers, Cardeas, and Cossmidora as they work together to create a whole cosplay on stage!

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‘Let Them Cook’ with Explosions&Fire and Mr Green Guy

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Explosions&Fire, Mr Green Guy

Join popular YouTube scientists ‘Explosions&Fire’ and ‘MrGreenGuy’ for an hour of cooking chaos as they attempt to make liquid-nitrogen ice cream using food from around the AVCon event. Sweet food, savoury food… everything is an ice cream flavour if you’re brave enough! They’ll need volunteers to try each creation and rank their creations from delicious to… not so delicious. Are you up for the challenge?


UniSA Presents – What does a university degree do for your career in the games industry?

Date & Time: Saturday 29th June, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: UniSA

Worth billions of dollars and growing the video game industry continues to go from strength to strength. With ongoing growth in games and entertainment, IT professionals with the expertise to build highly visual systems are in demand. Hear from experts explain how a Bachelor’s degree will balance technical skills with creativity, how you will develop your ability to design and program games, pitch your ideas, and take them to market teaching the most up-to-date gaming skills and practices in demand by the gaming industry.


Hack The Dino Gamingcast

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Hack The Dino Gamingcast

Hack The Dino Gamingcast brings you all the news, previews and discussions on video games past, present and future. Join the team as they settle the argument once and for all – which is the GREATEST GAMING CONSOLE ever made?


Fandoms 101

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Niro Ignius

Have you ever entered a fandom just feeling lost? Gone to your first or seventeenth convention still don’t know what blorbo is? Are you confused by fanfiction tags? This is the constant struggle of fandom culture I’m here to help explain and tackle in the Fandom 101 panel. In this panel, the terms in fandom will be explained. The allure of the world of shipping will be explored. And Tips and tricks for the hot spots of fandom will be revealed. How many tags is too many tags? What is the citrus level in fan fiction? All will be answered to these fandom challenges by fandom enthusiast Jourdan through some funny stories, personal experiences, tips and tricks and so much more.

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Retro Video Game Collecting in 2024: where it was, where it is, where it’s going

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Retrospekt

Join the Retrospekt team as they talk about collecting old video games in the modern world and what it means now that old items are getting harder to find and consoles like PS2 are now considered retro.


Creativity in VTubing : Weaving Your Virtual Persona

Date & Time: Saturday, 29th June, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Presented by Sjam. Starring SCARNON, Akari, Jean Faymas, AmeDoll and HYPA VOX

Are you interested in VTubing? Do you have an incredible idea for a persona, but don’t know where to begin? We chat with some of South Australia’s top VTubers about how to stand out from the crowd with your very own VTuber persona, as well as crafting the lore and the story branding of your VTuber creation! Presented by Sjam. Starring SCARNON, Akari, Jean Faymas, AmeDoll and HYPA VOX. Brought to you by AusTubers, Australia’s VTuber Hub!


D&D&D: Dungeons and Dragons and Dating

Date & Time: AVCon After Dark, Saturday, 29th June, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Let’s Roll For Dragons

Welcome to the ultimate mash-up of reality TV and fantasy! Our contestants will embark on romantic quests with iconic characters from pop culture. The audience holds the fate of our players in their hands through drinking games, voting, dice rolling, and more. Join us for laughs, love, and a whole lot of fun!

Let’s Roll for Dragons is an exciting and chaotic RPG Twitch stream based in Melbourne, featuring adventurers from across the continent. We specialise in thrilling D&D sessions where a dragon encounter is just a roll of the dice away. We bring our characters to life through immersive cosplay, fully engaging with the fantastical worlds we inhabit during our games. Join us for epic quests and dragon-slaying adventures!

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Cosplay Mystery Date!

Date & Time: AVCon After Dark, Saturday, 29th June, 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Captain Patch-It

AVCon has entrusted Captain Patch-It with a 2-hour slot to fill, and he’s turned the whole thing into a game show!

Cosplayers take the stage in search of finding their perfect blind date! Come join Captain Patch-It on stage as he helps cosplayers find their one perfect match!

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The Great Cosplay Con

Date & Time: AVCon After Dark, Saturday, 29th June, 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Captain Patch-It

AVCon has entrusted Captain Patch-It with a 2-hour slot to fill, and he’s turned the whole thing into a game show!

Three cosplayers with a bunch of absurd stories to tell – But only one is telling the truth. Can you work out who’s crazy story is legitimate?

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The Discerning Gamer Podcast

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: The Discerning Gamer Podcast

Have you seen this, have you heard about this? It’s the Discerning Gamer Podcast.” Four people embark on a weekly ride through gaming news, reviews and discussions of some of their favourite moments in video games. From PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, the DG crew certainly know their master chief from their master sword. Join Joel, Simon, Ferg and Casey, it’s time to level up with The Discerning Gamer Podcast.

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The AVCon Cup presented by Let’s Roll for Dragons

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Let’s Roll For Dragons

Our team captains Ayvee, Switch, Juliette and Wayville are brought to life in this DND experience where you, as the audience, help tell the story and play to win the coveted AVCon Cup!

Let’s Roll for Dragons is an exciting and chaotic RPG Twitch stream based in Melbourne, featuring adventurers from across the continent. We specialise in thrilling D&D sessions where a dragon encounter is just a roll of the dice away. We bring our characters to life through immersive cosplay, fully engaging with the fantastical worlds we inhabit during our games. Join us for epic quests and dragon-slaying adventures!

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PAiDA Idol Panel

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: PAiDA

Whether it’s anime like Oshi no Ko, or groups like FRUiTS ZIPPER that introduced you to the world of idols, know that the path to cute sparkly costumes with bubbly music isn’t limited to people in Japan! Come learn about PAiDA’s journey as a Kaigai (overseas) idol, and ask all you can about becoming one yourself!

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From Fiction to Fashion: Translating Cosplay Into Real Life

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: Illustris Models

Have you ever looked at a character design and wondered how you’re ever going to achieve that not on a piece of paper? This is the eternal cosplay dilemma we’re here to help cosplayers tackle in our From Fiction to Fashion panel. Professional prop makers, IllustrisModels, give insight into the things they create along with the shortcuts they take along the way to make crazy character/prop designs work in real life on real humans. How many clothing layers are too many layers? How long/heavy would that Dragonslayer from Berserk be REALLY for you to carry it around a con and not destroy your shoulders? We’re here to help advise you on solutions to these cosplay challenges with personal experiences, funny stories, cosplay gameplans, tips and tricks and much more!

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Drawing Manga in Australia

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Queenie Chan

Queenie Chan is an internationally published manga artist who has been working for 20 years, who has done work with established publishers such as TOKYOPOP, Randomhouse Penguin, and Harper Collins (as well as her own self-publishing). Right now, her former TOKYOPOP series “The Dreaming” has been republished by a new Australian publisher IPI Comics, and she is here to do a Q&A about how to get your manga published too!


I’m a Twitch Streamer AMA

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Adelaide Community MeetUps

Interested in Twitch streaming, but not sure where to start? Want to know what it takes to grow your content? We sit down with some of South Australia’s top Twitch streamers and quiz them on all things gaming, live streaming, and content creation. Discover how to start creating online content and rise to the top.

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UniSA Presents – My journey to being a games developer

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: UniSA

From passion to employment, hear the journey of game developers and the path taken to make it a realistic experience. Collaborating with designers and product managers to define game features and system requirements. Understand user experiences, designing, developing, sound, music and testing games that will be deployed on consoles, mobile and PC gaming markets. Working in a team to develop an interactive entertainment applications, this exciting journey will bring the audience into the careers of game developers.


World Building for Fiction, Gaming and TTRPG

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: Karen J Carlisle, Katie Fraser, Matt J Pike

Whether it’s gaming, books or TV/movies, world building is at the heart of every good story. By making sure you have solid magic systems, historic/cultural themes, social structures, and on point motives or universal story truths, world building will ground your characters and allow them to shine. Join Karen J Carlisle and Matt J Pike to talk all things world-building from researching history for older worlds to exploring the future directions of technology for science fiction. Moderator: Katie Fraser.


AusSpeedruns Introduction to Speedrunning

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Kuroko Panel Room (Panel Room 2)
Panellists: AusSpeedruns

What is speedrunning? Speedrunning is understanding a game inside out, knowing how it functions, practising the game until your skill level is at cap, and in some situations; know how to break the game. AusSpeedruns is the hub for the Australian speedrunning community. Join key members of AusSpeedrun as they talk about what got them into running, what it takes to be a runner, the history of AusSpeedruns and upcoming events like ASM2024. Audience questions are encouraged, so if you ever wanted to get into speedrunning, this is the panel to attend!

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Becoming an Illustrator

Date & Time: Sunday 30th June, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Haikyu!! Panel Room (Panel Room 1)
Panellists: David Blaiklock (He/Him), Ethan Harris (He/Him), Mitch Hearn (He/Him)

Insights into becoming a professional illustrator, tips and a look at the industry!


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