Earlier in the year Phoenix Comicon gave a vast array of programming for gamers as well as otakus, steampunks, and more. Now with Saboten-Con in only a few days, gamers once again find themselves on the receiving end of a plethora of awesome panels and tournaments to be had at the convention this weekend.
Saboten-Con is an anime convention that will be held at Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix on Friday the 30th through Sunday.
Even though the convention may be smaller than Saboten it is definitely not short on awesome things to do. To start off is the inclusion of three video game voice actor guests Rueben Langdon, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Troy Baker. To accompany these guests are some interesting Q&As and focus panels to discuss the specifics of their video game careers, plus the always fun signings with the VAs
Empty Pocket Gaming (Friday 10:30 a.m. in Yucca Palo-Verde)
A panel hosted by the Dollars group that discusses how to feed the gaming passion without leaving your wallet empty. Expect some interesting tips and tricks to being a thrifty gamer.
Anime Voice Actors in the Video Game Industy (Friday 12 p.m. in Kachina)
A single panel where the likes of the video game voice acting guests will likely visit and discuess their adventures in crossing over from cartoons to full-on games.
FF Has 99 Problems But A Gil Isn’t One (Friday 1:30 p.m. Yucca/ Palo Verde 3)
A panel hosted by Panda Cubed where the greatness of the Final Fantasy series is examined and then analyzed as to what makes gamers cry foul whenever a new iteration is announced.
Devil May Cry (Saturday 4:30 p.m. in Kachina 1)
The stars of Devil May Cry 4 Reuben Langdon and Johnny Yong Bosch team up to discuss playing Dante and Nero. Maybe even a word or two about the new DmC title coming up?
Dan Hibiki’s Saikyo Ryu Dojo (Saturday 6 p.m. in Kiva)
Street Fighter’s Dan Hibiki teaches his finest techniques and moves to any pupils who attend. Visit this panel and see what has made him a legendary warrior second to none (except to Ryu, Ken, and a majority of the entire Street Fighter roster).
Anime vs. Video Games: Apocalypse 1990 (Sunday 1:30 p.m. in Yucca/Palo Verde 3)
A rather interesting sounding panel in which the era of the 90′s is shown as a battlefield for anime and video games where anime almost met its end as one of Japan’s best exports.