Panel & Workshop Sessions

Panel Sessions


Time: Day 1, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Panel Room

After years of inactivity due to COVID, the Gundam Kopi’O crew is back! This time with more heated discussion and topics like The Gundam Cool Wall, Mecha News and a special discussion on the upcoming live-action Gundam movie!

So get your popcorn, and your favourite Malaysian beverages and join us for the long-awaited Gundam panel that will blow your mind!


Time: Day 1, 1pm – 2pm
Venue: Panel Room

MindaRyn, an Anisong singer with over 1 million followers on her YouTube channel, started chasing her dream as a YouTuber and finally a major debut in Japan in 2020 with Lantis record label.
She has made 4 successful singles, which consist of opening and ending theme songs for many animes. With her talent and trilingual skill, (Thai, English and Japanese), she has reached many fans from all over the world!


Live Panel

Time: Day 1, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Panel Room

Signing Session

Time: Day 2, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Panel Room

I’m an American YouTuber who now currently resides in Japan!
My channel consists of videos where I illustrate conversations with friends and stories about my personal life! Recently I started streaming on Twitch as a VTuber on the side but my main focus is youtube and my art!


Panel Talk & Signing Session

Time: Day 1, 3.45pm – 5.15pm
Venue: Panel Room

Live Drawing

Time: Day 2, 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Panel Room

Shirahama debuted as a mangaka artist with the Beam Comics serialized manga; “Eniale & Dewiela”. Her works include creating cover illustrations and art for names such as Marvel, DC, Star Wars and more. Serialization of her latest manga “Witch Hat Atelier” began in 2016, garnering popularity not only within Japan, but across the globe starting with France’s “Japan Expo Awards” while winning an award from there and beyond.


Time: Day 1, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Panel Room

We want to share our journey of how we decided to venture into the VTubing community and how we set it up during the pandemic.


Time: Day 2, 11am-12pm
Venue: Panel Room

The panel is to introduce Gakis to the world of Ball-Jointed Dolls (BJDs) through a Doll portal named MyDoll. We are a community that encourages doll collectors to interact and share their love of the hobby through gatherings and fun activities. We support BJDs, Azone, Pullips, Bylthe and other Artiste dolls, and are anti-recast. The panel is targeted to New Doll Owners and Gakis who are interested in owning a BJD. We will guide them through the process of acquiring a doll, and how to maintain the dolls since the dolls are quite an investment. We hope to make the experience of owning these dolls, one that is pleasant and memorable.


Time: Day 2, 12.30pm-2pm
Venue: Panel Room

RandoWis is a creator who has authored comics, illustrations, animations, and videos on the internet that are viewable for free on his main website and social media platforms. Starting out as a series of short comics that he made for his classmates back in 2011, he has since published works for all to see and enjoy for the past 10 years.


Time: Day 2, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Venue: Panel Room

Featuring Ernest Ng, creator of “Don’t Like That La Bro”
We all love consuming content. But when it comes to creating them, it is a whole different scenario. There are many types of content out there. Some good, some bad. So how do we create effective ones? Virality of content is never guaranteed but there are ways to improve your chances! This workshop will focus on how to create effective comic content and improve the engagement of your works over social media.

Workshop Sessions


Time: Day 1, 11.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Workshop Room

Any object can be further beautified through lettering. Let’s start with the Beginner brush lettering workshop. No basic skills needed.


Time: Day 1, 1pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Workshop Room

This is the forum in which we are open to all propmakers, newbies or cosplayers who are interested in turning their hobby into a career, each of the panel invited is a master in their field and have an interesting to share about their life as props maker.

This forum also will guide them on the correct path of props making. Each of us will bring down artwork or samples that are needed to showcase. will also share the technique, pros and cons and many more.

We will allow Q&A too.


Time: Day 1, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Venue: Workshop Room

Shogi Malaysia will be doing an intro lesson into the fun world of Shogi! Shogi is also called Japanese Chess, or Game of Generals! Shogi is the most popular chess variant in Japan.


Time: Day 1, 5pm – 7pm
Venue: Workshop Room

Buckle up with Emillio Daniel as he takes you on a journey into the world of flash photography. Explore the basics of starting with flash photography and how to apply it to portrait work. Everything you learn can be applied to most any kind of human subject photography – even cosplay!

Understanding the basics of flash photography is an excellent way to open up many more possibilities in what you can achieve creatively. It’s also often thought of as the ‘professional studio look’ often seen in commercial photography.

Having access to flash also means unlocking an ability to be precise and balanced with the output of your photographs. No more overexposed skies and uneven shadows with a few simple techniques.

What this workshop covers:

  • Using modern flash with 35mm, medium format, and large format analog cameras
  • Using flash with digital cameras
  • How to use a lightmeter with flash
  • How to modify the light output of flash
  • Practical applications of flash photography for portraits

    What to bring (optional): Your own camera

  • I LOVE 和菓子! (WAGASHI)

    Time: Day 2, 11.30am- 12.30pm
    Venue: Workshop Room

    A brief introduction on the types of wagashi and hands on on making a simple nerikiri.


    Time: Day 2, 1pm – 3pm
    Venue: Workshop Room

    Interested in playing Dungeon’s and Dragons but don’t know where to start?
    Look no further, here at Nightshade Tavern we offer beginner-friendly DND tutorial sessions with our very own in-house Dungeon Masters.

    During the workshop, you will learn how to role-play characters, slay some monsters and have fun with the scenarios that our Dungeon Masters created.

    Come and join us!


    Time: Day 2, 3.30pm – 4.30pm
    Venue: Workshop Room

    Artist Mr. Denis Chai, who has more than 20 years of teaching experience, will hold a live step-by-step demonstration on painting a beautiful sky using watercolor. You will learn to use materials like watercolor, watercolor paper, brushes, pencil, etc.


    Time: Day 2, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
    Venue: Workshop Room

    The Japanese Harmony Pastel Art, which has been widely promoted in Japan for more than 10 years, originated from an art healing system in Japan and is a unique art of painting using fingers and pastels.

    Harmony pastel art can help people relieve stress, eliminate negative emotions, cultivate their moods and heal their souls. Now, during the tense and anxious new crown epidemic, there has been an unexpected upsurge in the study of Japanese harmonious pastel art.

    It doesn’t require a talent for painting, and you can paint works that heal your body and mind without any basics in painting. Welcome to try it!

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