Deadline for panel submissions!

You have until 11:59pm on March 1st to send us your panel submissions! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to present just what made Made in Abyss win the title of Anime of the Year 2017, or, on the contrary, why other nominees should have instead claimed this title. Or maybe you aren’t one for such heated debates, and would rather share obscure yet delicious Asian recipes with other cooking enthusiasts; that’s fine too, just let us have a taste!

Panel submissions still in progress!

Do you play a TCG and wish to introduce more players to it? Or maybe you follow closely the technological progress of the Japanese car industry and want to share what makes it truly remarkable? Or perhaps you go through light novels at breakneck speeds and wish to shed some light on a few titles you believe deserve more attention?
Then why not host a panel about it? Show us your passion and submit a form now!

Panel form now available!

For the longest time, you’ve had this nagging theory about how birds are represented in J.C. Staff productions, and you believe it’s finally time to share it with the world? Or maybe, ever since you found out about Kantai Collection, you’ve been researching everything there is to know about ships and sailing, and wish to discuss it with fellow passionates? Or, who knows, you might have found this alternative tarot that’s unique to Japan, and wish to teach it to new apprentices?
Why not become a panelist! Be it in the form of a panel or a workshop, panelists share and teach what drives them, what they truly love about Japan and its complex culture with fellows fans and others who wish to know more about it.
Sounds cool? Head on over to the Get Involved page to fill the online form!

DrDave joins the fray!

Physicist whose job led him to travel across the globe, Dave Stephenson has contributed to numerous research projects throughout his career. The knowledge and experience he has acquired leads him to have quite a unique look on fiction; anime and sci-fi alike. Invited to numerous conventions due to his captivating and sharp approach, DrDave will be back at Nadeshicon to host a number of panels; some solo, some alongside Fingers. Do not miss them!

You may learn more about DrDave by visiting the Guests page.

Fingers back, along with new panels!

Lecturer with invaluable experience in multiple subjects, Fingers is known for his thorough approach and the quality of his panels. Often invited to conventions for his insightful panels, and also in charge of the panel tracks in others, he is a master whose lectures you really don’t want to miss. Keep an eye out for his panels on the schedule, when it will be available!
Visit the Guests section for more information on Fingers!

Deadlines for the pre-registration and panel submissions!

Good monday everyone! We hope you had a great time at the Maid Café yesterday. Thank you so much for coming; it was awesome to see you! Of course, it wouldn’t have been as great if it weren’t for all the maids, butlers and volunteers who helped us, the Journées Ludiques with whom you played boardgames, Geneviève Lévesque who so graciously offered her services as photographer and took stunning shots of the amazing cosplays, and the Fanamanga who brought delicious onigiris and bubble teas. Thank you all for an incredible Maid Café!
With the Maid Café now over, the last stretch before Nadeshicon itself begins! As such, we will be closing online badge pre-orders on the 28th of this month. If you were thinking of pre-ordering it but were still holding off, you only have a few days left! You can do so, and find all the info relating to it, in the Pre-order page.
Another deadline coming up is the one for panel submissions, which will be on March 7th. You have a brilliant idea for a panel but haven’t submitted it yet? You can find the form and the instructions in the Get Involved page! Send them fast so we can start working on the event schedule!

The form for hosting panels is now available!

You wish to share tips and tricks when it comes to crafting cosplays? You are utterly in love with the sci-fi genre in 90s anime and would like to point out what makes them such masterpieces? Or maybe you wish to host a debate on the best anime couples in recent years?
By filling and submitting the form available on our website, you will be able to host conferences, commonly referred to as panels, during Nadeshicon next spring! You only need to submit one form per panel, even if you have friends helping you.
You may find the form in the Get Involved section.
Once filled, please send us the form at!

Extented period for panel submissions!

We have decided to extend the deadline for panel submissions to April 3rd!

If you would like to host a panel, please fill the appropriate form found in the Get Involved section of our website and send it to us at!

On that same page, you can also find the form to become a volunteer during the festival. Since volunteers are required for the festival to go smoothly, we would be very grateful if you would be willing to give us some of your time. Note that volunteers who work for atleast six hours will receive a refund of their badge amongst other benefits. If you would like to become a volunteer, please fill the form and send it to

Last but not least, you may also find in the Get Involved section the form for Meets ideas. If you would like to submit a theme for a Meet, don’t hesitate to fill the form and send it to before April 1st!