On this page, you will be able to find descriptions for all the panels presented at SwampCon, as well as special panels presented by UF students and faculty as part of our Lecture Series.

Our Lecture Series panels will appear in a variety of places to accommodate the needs of our faculty, so make sure to pay extra attention to the description if you want to attend one!


What’s K-poppin? | PG-13 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Room 2360

Discussing all things Korean music: a subpar kpop/rnb/rock slide show, giveaways, and other kpop enthusiasts! What more could you ask for?

Comic Book Case Studies We Love Reading About | PG | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Chamber

Is it more dangerous to be hit by a car, or saved by The Flash? These are 11 scientific studies done on comic books, and a bit of history of how comic books were viewed by psychiatrists of the past.

INTRO TO K-POP DANCE: Move Like Your Favorite Idols! | G | 11:30am – 12:00pm | Room 2355

Ever wonder how your bias looks so confident with their dance moves and facial expressions? In this BEGINNER-FRIENDLY, JUDGEMENT-FREE workshop, a hip-hip dance crew member/K-Pop coverist is here to teach you not only some hot new choreo, but how to express yourself to be a better performer!

Wota Call – How to Support Your Idols! | PG-13 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Room 2365

Do you feel lost in the crowd at idol concerts? Learn the basic fan chants for jpop and anisong!

Pokémon Trainers Unite | G | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Auditorium

Join PikaBelleChu as she discusses over 25 years of Pokémon from the games to the anime to collecting and more, partake in trivia for prizes and show if you truly have what it takes to be a Pokémon Master.

Isekay Presents Fighting Through Fantasy | PG | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Room 2360

In your isekai adventures you’re going to face a variety of enemies from the mundane to the mystical. It’s important to know what to expect, and Isekay has got the info. Join Isekay as he presents various monsters and strategies to help survive in the other world. Answer questions and get snack prizes for participation as Isekay Presents Fighting Through Fantasy

Horse Girls? In my Anime? | PG-13 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Chamber

We all know or have known a “horse girl” at some point in our lives, haven’t we? There’s no horsing around when it comes to the horse girls in the anime and mobile game Uma Musume Pretty Derby, even if they are reincarnated racehorses from another world! This panel will provide an introduction to and discussion relating to all things Uma Musume.

Guess the Project Sekai/Vocaloid Song! | G | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Room 2365

How many Vocaloid songs can YOU name? What about Project Sekai? Can you identify producers, virtual singers and/or groups? Test your knowledge with Emu and Nene from WonderlandsxShowtime with this song-guessing gameshow! Extra points to be given if you can name additional info besides the song name! Who will reign victorious? Hope to see you there! Wonder-hoy!

Game difficulty level: Queen of Hearts | PG | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Room 2355

Players, Welcome to your final game! Difficulty level: Queen of Hearts. As hearts being the cruelest suit, we’ll be playing various types of heart games filled with betrayal. Whether if it’s only a seemingly simple card game, or choosing between which person gets to live, enter only if you’re ready to play with others’ hearts.

Let’s Play Owl House! | PG | 2:00pm – 2:30pm | Room 2360

A series of games and activities with some of your favorite owl house characters!

Ninja Turtles and Wonder Years: The Life of a Hollywood Screenwriter | PG | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Lecture Hall

Hi! I’m Todd W. Langen, screenwriter of the original “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES” movie (1990) and its sequel “THE SECRET OF THE OOZE” (1991). I was also a writer and story editor on the television series “THE WONDER YEARS”. If you’d like to hear how I went from graduating from The University of Michigan (my home state) with two degrees in Aerospace Engineering, to working as a screenwriter for almost 40 years in Hollywood, this may be the panel for you! To give you an idea of what to expect, I’ll spend about half our time together talking about the road to Show Biz (including speed bumps!) and then the second half answering any questions you might have (Meaning of Life excepted). [And for those of you who hate typical, wandering Q&A sessions, I have a few tricks up my sleeve to keep things “on point”!] Hope you can join me!

Cosplay 101 | G | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Auditorium

Everything you need to know to start cosplaying or to level up from where you are now. Resources, tips, and tricks provided.

What in the World is a Kikutoz? | PG | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Room 2365

There are many fursona species out there, but what in the world is a Kitkutoz? Join Experiment#120 as he is called for assessment from his cell. You will not only learn what a kitkutoz is but also experience the first ever kitkutoz ever made Experiment #120:Braze. So please join us in this fun little show that not only educate you on kitkutoz but also allows you to experience some of what they can do.

The Locked Tombfoolery | PG-13 | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Room 2360

Join Gideon, Harrow, and other characters from The Locked Tomb series for an afternoon of various questions, answers, and cannon complicit memes. Bring your bones!

Music Video Contest | PG | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Lecture Hall

Come tune in to music videos made by out very own con-goers! If you want to submit one of your own check out our contests page!

K-POP Random Dance | G | 4:00pm – 6:00pm | Room 2355

Come dance along to your favorite K-Pop songs! All are welcome regardless of experience, and are HEAVILY encouraged to participate. Make sure you stay hydrated and have a great time!

The MixFits Present: Power Rangers Power Hour 4 | PG-13 | 4:30pm – 5:30pm | 2365

Come join the amazingly fun Power Rangers Poower Hour panel hosted by The MixFits. Join the hit panel in our fourth year of Power Hour because it will be just as amazing as the last. Plus as always there will be prizes to give out so don’t miss out!

A Visit With The Ouran Host Club | PG-13 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Room 2360

Come join the hosts from Ouran High School Host Club in Truth or Dare and a Q&A! Join the hosts and their friends and ask them questions along with having them do silly dares with each other or the audience. The host club will be delighted to be expecting you!

Rating Muscular Women in Anime | 18+ | 5:30pm – 6:00pm | Lecture Hall

It’s in the title! Debate and fight over which muscular anime girls are the best.

How to get a Rizztraining Order | 18+ | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Room 2365

If you’re a cosplayer, chances are you’ve gotten weird messages or comments from random people on the internet. This panel will be reading the dumbest, most invasive, and all-around disgusting messages people have actually sent us. Join us in laughing at their audacity!

Horror In Audio: How to Scare Your Mind | PG-13 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Auditorium

Ever notice how the scariest part of a monster-reveal is the horrific music building? Or wonder how creators make your favorite monster noises? Looking to be scared by “bumps in the night” — no visuals required? Twin Strangers Productions, creators of the horror sci-fi audiodrama Syntax, will show you the ins and outs of creating scares within the horror genre with only sound! Learn how to make a perfectly terrifying atmosphere with audio drama specialists — from voice acting and soundscaping, to creating the worst monsters you’ve ever heard!

The MixFits Podcast Panel!!! | PG-13 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm | Room 2355

Come get your “Fix in the Mix” with The MixFits as they come to you all at SwampCon for the first time. Check us out on Spotify and if you like what you hear come have a blast, and be a part of a live audio recording as The MixFits entertain you all with everything nerd culture!

Terrible Fanfiction Dramatic Reading Theater | 18+ | 7:00pm – 8:00pm | Room 2360

Join us as we read bad fanfiction and act it out as it’s read, typos and all!

Total Chainsaw Island: Devil Hunter Showdown | PG-13 | 7:30pm – 8:30pm | Chamber

Greetings and welcome to your new life as a devil hunter on this island. Come test your fortune on the wheel that’ll decide the fate of you and your favorite chainsawman characters. will you make it through each and every game and score big enough to be set for life, or will you be taken down by devils in action?

Azazus Live at SwampCon (Nerdcore Concert) | 18+ | 8:00pm – 9:00pm | Room 2355

Live concert of Azazus performing his most popular Anime-influenced Nerdcore songs. Azazus is a music artist and record producer based in Gainesville, FL. He has appeared at many Anime festivals and conventions such as Anime Festival Orlando, Metrocon, and Swampcon. This is urban music melodically inspired by Anime culture, not a rap battle or cypher. We highly encourage you to be a part of this experience and not just come to sit. Learn more and find playlists at

Bad Fanfic Reading | 18+ | 8:00pm – 9:30pm | Room 2365

We select a few funny R+ fanfics, and have some volunteers act out what the panelists read


I Want to Drink Boba Tea! | G | 11:00am – 11:30am | Room 2315

Are you interested in boba tea but intimidated by all the options? Boba-lover Falen is here to guide you through it. Learn a brief history of boba, the vocabulary of boba shops, where and how to order, and navigating boba tea with dietary needs.

Collaborative Fantasy Games: 1551 to 1903 | PG-13 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Room 2335

Do you enjoy tabletop RPGs or witty shows about them? Let’s take a look at parlor games that offered similar kinds of fun. In honor of SwampCon’s “Pantheon” theme, we’ll consider the roles assigned in classical mythology games from the late Renaissance. Then, in a few sentences each, we can demo games published throughout the 1800s that involved making up fairy tales as a group, role-playing as flowers and insects, and building up funny nonsense stories kind of like “Mad Libs” or Surrealist poetry. We can also talk about the penalty phase many games had and how people felt about it–including all the kissing.

3D Printing for Absolute Beginners | G | 11:00am – 12:30pm | Room 2360

Want to learn 3D printing but haven’t got a clue where to start? We’ll go over all the basics to get you started!

Vtubers 101 with Hani and MelloPyon | PG | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Auditorium

Want to learn more about Vtubers? Here to answer all your questions are Hani and MelloPyon in this podcast styled panel. Not only will these two members of Kokoa Cafe be talking about their experiences as vtubers while giving out advice to those interested in the virtual entertainer field, they will also be providing musical performances and other forms of entertainment ! So get your questions ready, bring your penlights, and enjoy the virtual show !

Wigs for Dummies! | PG-13 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm | Room 2320

This panel is put on to educate cosplayers about the tools, techniques, and other skills required to style Grade A wigs. Spiking, teasing, crimping, wefts, hairline work, and any other questions will be discussed in this panel!

Kpop Photocard Trading | G | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Room 2330

Get your binders ready and bring your Kpop photos cards to give them a new loving home! Maybe even find a card on your wish list. All groups welcome! Follow @GFLCarats or join our Discord for future Kpop events <3

Idol For You!! Random Dance! | G | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Room 2355

Do you like idols? Do you like dancing! Well, come on in to Idol for You!! This is a primarily Love Live and Ensemble Stars random dance panel, and all skill levels are welcome! We’re here to have fun and enjoy dancing with fellow idol fans!

Gator Star Wars | PG-13 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Room 2365

UFs first and only Star Wars club will be doing various presentations on different Star Wars topics.

Furries at my University??? | PG-13 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Room 2315

From foxes to dragons, these crazy creatures come in all shapes and sizes. Stop by and say hello to learn about how nerdy conventions gave rise to the Furry Fandom! Brought to you by “UFurs”, the unofficial organization for furries at the University of Florida!

Black Butler Q&A | PG | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Room 2325

Come meet your favorite Black Butler characters and answer questions, play games, and earn prizes!

Where Do I Start? Marvel, DC, and Independent Comics Info Panel | PG | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Room 2335

Do you want to start reading comics, but just don’t know where to start? Well, this is the panel for you! Gator Comics is hosting a “Where to Start: Marvel, DC, and Independent Comics” panel, where the Gator Comics’ officers will be presenting on some of the best, must-read comics for inexperienced comic book readers or those who just want some new suggestions! The world of comics can be intimidating, but the purpose of this panel is to make the process of choosing a comic a little less scary. The officers will give some of our best recommendations and a short synopsis of each important event comic, as well as answer any questions that anyone has about how to read comics, what comics to buy, and how you can tell a good comic from a bad one! We hope you leave this presentation with the desire to read comics and try new genres.

Using a Circut for Cosplay | G | 1:00pm – 2:30pm | Room 2360

Learn how to use a cricut or other vinyl cutting machines to help you with your cosplays. From craft foam chain mail to professional logos, we’ll show how to step up your cosplay game.

Lunaria Presents.. Jpop Random Dance! | PG | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Room 2355

Do you like idols? Perhaps you’re a fan of Garnidelia, or fancy something like Babymetal? Or maybe you’re even a fan of some Ensemble Stars? Well, look no further, because we’re putting a show on for you today! Come dance your favorites and dance the night away with us! Request Songs here.

Vivid Sekai | G | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Room 2365

Cheer on the “vivids” of vivid bad squad, as they perform for you! There will be games, prizes, and performances from the hit ryhthm game Project Sekai: Colorful stage

The Art of Naginata – the Japanese Curved Polearm | G | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Room 2315

Come discover the Naginata, a rare Japanese martial art! Resembling a curved polearm, this martial tradition has been around for 400 years. Learn a little about the history of Naginata, how it developed alongside the sword and other weapons, became the preferred weapon of historic women, and is now practiced diversely as a martial art and sport outside of Japan, worldwide, and across the US. We have a study group here in Florida, and are part of a large federation throughout the east coast.

Sex Ed: STI Bingo | PG-13 | 2:30pm – 3:00pm | Room 2320

Have questions about sexual education? Have concerns about sexually transmitted infections? Come answer your questions and quell your fears with a fun game of bingo! This panel seeks to inform people about how to have sex safely, and about the symptoms of and treatments for various STIs. It will include a short presentation about STIs, then a few rounds of bingo where each participant will get a bingo card correlating with an STI.

Greenhorn Drag | PG-13 | 3:00pm – 4:30pm | Room 2335

An exposé of local new drag artists! These performers are NOT the bog standard drag faire, so get ready for an array of cool and unique performaces!

Wig Styling 101 | G | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Room 2360

Wig Styling is a daunting task, so come learn where to start! We’ll go over wig types and various tools needed to get you going.

Beginners Guide to VTubing | PG | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Chamber

A beginners guide to streaming using a virtual persona and how to get started!

Performance Within the Cosplay Industry | PG-13 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm | Room 2325

Looking for any advice to enter the performance industry, cosplay or not? You’ve come to the right place. This panel is all about experiences, what to expect, how to out your name out there, and to answer any questions you may have.

JoJo’s Bizarre Trivia | PG-13 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Room 2320

Join us for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Trivia part 1-8 to see if you’re a true Joestar! Special prizes await you!

Goods Workshop – Make Deco Toploaders | PG | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Room 2330

Bring your fan goods to the next level! Get hands on experience making deco toploaders and ribbon rosettes. Supplies will be provided so anyone can participate! If you have them, please bring your photocards/TCG or pin back buttons.

Learn Rin and Len’s “Childish war!” | G | 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Room 2355

Learn childish war! Dance Dance Sekai, a local dance duo, will walk you through this fun and charismatic dance. Since there are two of us, one will represent Rin, and the other Len, so don’t worry about getting confused! Bring a partner or go solo, just make sure to have fun! We will start with a quick warm up, and teach the chorus. There will be filming opportunities, and options to pair up with others in the class if desired.

Nerdlesque: History, Art & How Laws Affect Cosplay Too! | 18+ | 5:00pm – 6:00pm | Room 2325

Learn about Nerdlesque, it’s burlesque history and laws around femme bodies effect cosplayers and performers, taught by a real live showgirl, cosplayer & author of “Policing Muses, a History of Pasties & Mirkins”

Random Dance Play Genesis Dance Crew x KUSA |

Beyond Anime and Manga: History of Japanese Literature | PG-13 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Room 2320

A introduction of the development of Japanese literature with a focus on historical and political contexts with a focus on modern authors and major texts. No background knowledge needed. Intended as an introduction to encourage attendees to explore Japanese fiction outside of Manga and Anime in mainstream culture.

Gardenism, the New Card Game! | PG | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Room 2330

Gardenism is a new card game that allows players to play multiple formats at the same time. It shares both competitive and casual aspects, and has the “do what you want” kind of attitude.

Random Dance Play Genesis Dance Crew x KUSA | G | 6:00pm – 7:00pm | Room 2355

Do you like kpop? Do you like dancing? Genesis Dance Crew and UF’s Korean Undergraduate Student Association are excited to collaborate and host a Random Dance Play! Come by and have a fun time dancing to your favorite songs, and meet other people who are interested in kpop!


We know there is a lot of you out there who want to spread you opinions to the world at large, but unfortunately panel submissions for Swampcon 2023: Pantheon have closed. Keep your ideas in your head though, because Swampcon 2024 is only a year away!