INCLUDING TALKS, WORKSHOPS AND PERFORMANCES WE CATER TO MOST AUDIENCES FROM ALL AGES TO THE MORE MATURE 18+ ATTENDEE.
PANELS & EVENTS
2022 Panel Applications CLOSED
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN RUNNING PANELS. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2022 AND IF YOU HAVE APPLIED YOU WILL BE CONTACTED.
SunnyCon 2022 Cosplay Contest
One of the main events for any event we do the SunnyCon cosplay competitions.
The event splits into 3 different divisions with Master, Rising Stars and Non competitive. Applications are still open for all competitions and you can find more information and sign up over on our COSPLAY PAGE
Your Convention Horror Stories
Join Little Miss Houndoom as she talks about the silly, funny, and weirder stories from her years on the convention scene or share your own. Let's all have a silly little laugh.
Dice and Disasters
A Barbarian, a Warlock and a Bard try to escape detention - it's time to roll the initiative! Join Bandursnatch Studios and Bardic Inspiration in the returning live game of Dungeons and Dragons WITH A TWIST. This is the adventure where YOU the audience get to roll the dice of fate for our intrepid band of merry fools, what could possibly go wrong?!
CLAMPdown: The Lowdown On The Biggest Manga Group
In early 2020, Ian Wolf – manga critic for Anime UK News and formerly at MyM Magazine, autistic comedic data specialist for comedy.co.uk, and some time question writer for "Richard Osman's House of Games" and Danny Dyer's "The Wall" – decided that the best way to keep himself occupied while Britain was in Covid lockdown to write a humorous book about his favorite manga artists – CLAMP; the women behind such works as "Cardcaptor Sakura", "xxxHOLiC", "X" and "Magic Knight Rayearth". Wolf successfully funded the book on Kickstarter, which is due out later this year, and is giving Sunnycon attendees a sneak peek as to what you might encounter.
If you want to find out why the cases of the "CLAMP School Detectives" sound like challenges from "Taskmaster", why almost everything in early isekai "Rayearth" is named after a car, why the British Museum illustrated their manga exhibit using the soft-core lesbian manga "Miyuki-chan in Wonderland", or why the Cardcaptor Sakura Kinomoto's best friend Tomoyo has a whiff of "The Fast Show"'s 13th Duke of Wybourne about her, this is the panel for you.
You've listened to Crit Role or The Adventure Zone, you've heard your friends raving about it, and now you want to try it yourself....but boy that's a lot of books! Not to fear, Bandursnatch Studios and Bardic Inspiration are here to talk you through the basics of D&D, from character creation to playing your first campaign! Bandursnatch Studios: https://www.youtube.com/user/BandursnatchStudios Bardic Inspiration UK: www.bardicinspiration.co.uk (also at table T26 in the Traders Hall!)
Two Rooms and a Boom with Meeple Perk!
Come and join us for the large scale social deduction game Two Rooms and a Boom! There are two teams, one is a blue team and they have a President that they would like to stay alive. The other team is Red, and they have a Bomber that they hope to use to kill the President. Players are split randomly between two rooms/areas and over the course of 5 rounds, players must figure out who is on their team and complete their objectives. At the end of each round, a hostage exchange happens to move a number of players between the two areas. Ran by Drew Gotobed and Rhi Oxley of Meeple Perk, Newcastle's friendly neighbourhood board game cafe it's the perfect way to enjoy this game for up to 30 players!
Webtoon Crash Course
Ever wondered about the process and intricacies behind your favourite manga and webtoons? Maybe even wishing to create one yourself? This is a crash course masterclass on planning, writing, designing, storyboarding, drawing, pitching, and publishing an online comic in its multiple formats. Hosted by Daki (@Dakiarts) Webtoon illustrator and writer.
Got a question for Team Four Star's MasakoX?
Be it to do with Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Dragon Ball What Ifs, or even what he had for breakfast, feel free to ask!
Extreme Camping / LARP 101
Imagine a weekend where you can camp, drink around a fire and smack your friends around with weapons WITHOUT causing harm or breaking a law. Welcome to LARP! In this panel, we’ll go over what LARP is, how to get into it, and the basics of the hobby itself.
FCA: His Butler, Unable To Think of a Good Title
We will be hosting a variety of events, including Q&A both in and out of character, truth or dare between panel members, and the chance to play some Victorian parlor games, complete with some fabulous prizes.
Due to the nature of the series the we are rating this panel for ages 13+
Blue Exorcist Blind Reading
Reading through another anime, this time tackling a random episode of Blue Exorcist, split up into three acts to keep it fresh and give all audience members a chance to choose an impression for a role out of three, such as Ryuk, Asui Tsuyu or even Rock Lee. Anything can happen depending on the roles chosen as we have no idea who the audience will pick.
Dub or Sub!?
Dub or Sub, is a quiz show separated into two categories, one for attendees that watch anime in English Dub, and those who prefer to watch it in Japanese with subtitles. Contestants will be chosen if they have their hand up, hoping that all audience members can have a go. Each category has ten ranks of difficulty, the contestant will pick a number between 1 and 10 each time to randomly pick one, landing on either trivia, audio and visual cues such as screenshots or music. (Guessing the anime the screenshot or music is from). They do start out with one Dragon Ball which can be used at any time for hints...aside from Lightning Rounds. Dragon Balls can also be used to pick a specific question type instead of a number. They can earn more Dragon Balls by going more descriptive with their answer, like not just naming the anime the music is from but giving the name of the track. Lastly, if the contestant gathers 7 Dragon Balls they can skip an entire question.
Anime Room 101
With myself as gatekeeper to Room 101, 3 preselected guests will be brought Infront of the audience to convince me that Thier least favourite part of the Anime Fandom should be banished forever, there will also be a small section of audience participation so be ready with your own personal shames to take part, also venue willing the drinking game shall return, so make sure you visit the bar beforehand lest you end up thirsty
Yaoi and Yuri Because Y?
Beautiful 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 doujinshi, and more, plus crazy games led by Cosplayers, Epic Fail UK. Fun, laughs, and nakedness (not us!!) but for 18+ only
If you are looking for a panel with tips on how to make your fowl look dapper in some of the best neck accessories this decade then this isn't the panel for you.
If you are looking for the more adult and shall we say *ahem* exotic side of Japanese animation then this is for you.
Fantastic Butts And How To Draw Them
This is a special art workshop from AngelKat Entertainments.
Bad Fanfiction Theatre
After 2 years of silence, MasakoX is back to tell you all about the worst fanfiction out there and is ready to tell you all them in living colour...how bad could it be?
Old School Otaku
A panel dedicated to old school anime from the '80s and '90s, with a discussion of some challenges associated with being an otaku back in the day. The panel will feature a discussion on the incorrect use of 'Manga' as a genre due to the dominance of 'Manga video'. Legendary titles and the influence they continue to have on the genre today. There will also be an opportunity for sharing stories for anyone else who is an old school otaku, or for questions to be asked by those with further burning questions. (note: as a lot of old school Otaku releases were 18 rated, the panel would be rated accordingly)
Franco Cosplay Comedy
It's 45 minutes of stand-up comedy talking about the evolution of conventions, the perception of US and UK conventions, cosplay and fictitious stories you will hear are true! Also talked about of how memes and social media affects the cosplay community to this day, to which you may ask yourself "Why the (expletive) is he here ?!?" Must be 18 years old and over. Sorry, no refunds!
80s vs 90s Nerdy Up North Live Podcast
Team Podcast from the Nerdy Up North Podcast is coming to SunnyCon. They will be doing a live podcast episode in front of an audience. Having fun and laughs with each other and audience interaction. They will be having a debate on what was the best decade for movies, was it the 80s or the 90s? You can help them decide!