Below is a selection if panels, performances and workshops that will be at SunnyCon Anime Expo 2019.

We are always open to suggestions from experts and fans alike to give our event a diverse and varied schedule where attendees can talk and share their passions with their peers.

Panels will be added below very soon. You can watch panels from 2018 and past events over on our YouTube channel.


If you wish to be a part of SunnyCon Anime Expo 2019 and want to run a panel, host a workshop or even perform for attendees then submit your panel, performance or workshop to us and we will see if you can help make SunnyCon 2019 awesome.


An Introduction To J-Horror


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenA bigger and better version of the panel I ran in 2018, going more in depth on some of Japan's most famous and influential work's of horror, covering movies, manga, novels, video games and more!

Anime: Beyond The Screen


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenAnime: Beyond The Screen is an examination of the way in which fiction interacts with our daily lives. Drawing on a wide range of academic theory and a bucket load of the best Anime, drop by to see what makes Otaku culture tick. From Smart-phones to career choices and much more. Come discover proof that your Waifu is real.


20 tips to improve your cosplay!


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenA run down of 20 top tips to improve your cosplays from make up, posing, crafting and performance, the panel aims to give a range of suggestions from the easy to the unheard of to help improve those new to cosplay and long term veterans!


Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc Q&A


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenA danganronpa panel where the audience can ask questions to characters and a section where we will have truth or dare questions asked.

Funtom cosplay association Q & A


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenJoin us for a live in character Black Butler question and answer panel.


Bird Keeper Toby Q&A


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenBird Keeper Toby will be in attendance at SunnyCon and he's ready to answer any question you may have for him. Toby is a well established YouTube star and has multiple videos exploring the lore around Pokemon and this is your chance to meet him in person and ask any questions about being a Poke professor or just how to make it streaming.


K-Pop Dance Class


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenEver wanted to learn the choreography to one of your favourite K-pop songs, but didn’t know where to start? Then NSU’s K-Pop Dance Society taster is for you! We’re actively trying to create fun solutions to staying fit and healthy, whilst being able to appreciate Asian culture in a judgement-free zone. Everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to pros, no need to be a hardcore BTS stan or world class dancer to enjoy yourself! If you can't wait the NSU run classes weekly go check them out HERE.


Blunderbolts Blind Reading - Gurren Lagann


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenSunnyCon regulars and all round good folk Blunderbolts will be returning for 2019 with another blind reading performance this time with a take on the popular Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.


Three impressionists read through the first episode of Gurren Lagann, however at the start of each act the audience will be asked to choose between two-to-three options of voices that the impressionist will showcase. They have no idea which characters they're playing or what impressions they will need to use for the whole reading, be prepared for improv and hilarious character impression from anime to video games.


Super Secret Play Test with MasakoX


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Panelist MasakoXMasako has a game he's got in the works and he wants to test it with you. This panel is an experimental one so feedback is encouraged to bring this project to light!


This panel is for ages 13 and up.

Manga Inking Workshop


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Manga Inking Workshop ImageDo you love drawing? A budding manga artist? Learn how to control the tools of the trade in this fun workshop. Whether you're new to drawing or a seasoned pro, you're sure to have fun. Materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own. This workshop is hosted by Tara McInerney, who lectures on the Comics and Graphic Novels BA programme at Teesside University. Limited to 20 participants, ages 15+


Fan-art... isn't that just copying?


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Fan Art Panel ImageDo you make fan-art, fan-fiction or fan-comics? This panel will explore the creative benefit of fanwork/fancomics to creators at all stages in their careers. It will also focus on the legal and social implications of creating fanwork. Hosted by three comics scholars from Teesside University. Followed by Q&A. Suitable for ages 17+


Introduction to CMV's with Dr Whero


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Fan Art Panel ImageDr Whero will showcase works at previous conventions as well as other video projects involving Cosplayers to those attendees who are interested in or wish to get into the area of planning, filming and editing together Cosplay video projects at cons or outside of cons.


Anime Myths and Monsters


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Fan Art Panel ImageThroughout the years Folklore and Mythology from cultures far and wide have left their mark on Anime. We aim to talk to you about some of the examples of these marks and the stories where they originally came from. From the Yuki-Onna the Maiden of the Snow to Son Goku of Journey to the West, some you'll know before the panel and some maybe you'll know after the panel.


Doki Doki Dating Gameshow


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Fan Art Panel ImageThe Doki Doki Dating Gameshow is a panel featuring the girls of Doki Doki Literature Club as the bachelorettes in a dating game hosted by the club president, Monika. The gameshow allows the audience to talk to the bachelorettes and act as the contestant, ultimately being able to choose one girl as the collective favourite.




Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Fan Art Panel ImageMore Panels coming soon




Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Fan Art Panel ImageMore Panels coming soon



Despite being an all age event we do cater to the more mature attendee members and for 2019 we will have a special area dedicated to 18+ content. If you plan on attending an 18+ panel please be aware we do ask and only accept photo ID as proof of age.

Still Not Enough Hentai: THE FOURTH ONE!


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2019 Hentai Panel ImageThe Science of Imagination Returns! Rising from the ashes of Tumblr, we once again look at the very best (and worst) the Internet can offer. From Super Crowns to Tankery, Superheroes to The Sonic Fandom the Hentai panel bares all. Strictly Over 18's only. ID required.

Hentai Gameshow


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenJoin us for an interactive hentai experience. There will be quiz games, picture rounds and so much more. Battle it out to find out which of your friends group is truly the most knowledgeable in the field of hentai.


Room 101


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenGuests will get the chance of a lifetime to banish their gripes to the mythical room 101. Join us as we debate some of the more serious and humorous topics in the anime and wider geek community. This panel will contain mature themes and as such we have given it an 18+ only rating.


Cards Against Sunnycon with MasakoX


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenWho gets to be the King/Queen/Monarch of Sunnycon? Well, test your sass and how much of a horrible person you are by playing a game of good ol' Cards Against Humanity. Audience participation is a must!


Bad Fanfiction with MasakoX


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenThe stories that should never have been told, told. If you have a favourite franchise, then you might want to hold onto your hat as things may get a little bit...lemony. MasakoX Q&A: Want to ask MasakoX a question about his work or anything to do with TeamFourStar? Then now is your time!


Yaoi & Yuri because Y


Sunnycon Anime Expo 2018 Panelist EJ AllenBeautiful boys and gorgeous girls. We'll be talking about both here while we go over the ins and outs (ooh er) of the notorious world of Yaoi and Yuri. Animes, mangas dojinshis and more, plus crazy games led by Cosplayers, Epic Fail UK. Fun, laughs and nakedness (not us!!) but for 18+ only



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