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Friday - March 03, 2017
2:30 pm The Rundown - featuring the Fighters of Retro Rundown
Host:  Hippie TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Interested in learning more about the fighters of Retro City that are participating in the VCC? Now's your chance! 

Candela hosts a press conference with some of the fighters, where you can also ask questions to the fighters! 

We will also be revealing the first round matchups for the tournament!

There's no telling what will happen! Let's just hope fists don't start to fly early.

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4:00 pm Star Central Dance Tournament
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

Ready to show off your moves on stage and prove to everyone that your group has what it takes to be name top dancers? Can you go head to head against other teams in dance off battles, tournament style? Can you Pop, Jazz, Swing, and Break dance your way to the top? Do you have what it takes to impress the judges and the audience with your routine?

The Star Central Dance Tournament is a fun tournament style competition where teams can show off their dance skills on stage. Whether it’s imitating a dance or making up your own routine. They dance to prove why they should be in the number one spot in this tournament and call themselves the Champions.



For more information, please see the Star Central Dance Tournament page!

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7:00 pm The Crystal Carnevale - Legends of the High Seas Formal Ball
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
2 hrs

Join us for Omni Fandom Expo’s Masked Formal Ball!

This year’s theme is Pirates, and you never know whom might appear - especially when Abstergo can still be involved with it.
Behind the glistening colors and the elaborate masks, what secrets might be learned? Whom will you meet and what might they have to say?
For in a carnevale, not everything is as it quite appears...

As this is a Formal Ball, formal dress code with masquerade-style masks will be enforced.
Please note that this is a separately ticketed event and is therefore not included in your regular convention ticket entry (ie VIP, Standard Weekend Pass, Standard Single Day Pass).

[Click here for more information about the Crystal Carnivale]

[Click here to purchase Tickets]

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10:00 pm Speakeasy Sirens presents - Alolan Adventures, a Pokemon Burlesque!!
Host:  Speakeasy Sirens TYPE: Event
1.5 hrs
Welcome to Alola! where the waves are sweet, and the Pokemon even sweeter. In a land as different as the night and day, we welcome you, favored tourists, to experience all the delights our exotic little islands have to offer you.But be warned, a rather...unique group of rogues also call these beaches their home, and they'll stop at nothing till every one of our precious pokemon have revealed themselves, in one way or another~. So sit back, put on some sunblock, and hang ten with us on this glorious new Pokemon burlesque adventure!
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Saturday - March 04, 2017
12:00 am CLUB OMNI - 80s Retro Video Dance Party!
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
2 hrs

The 80's are back and better than ever (Moonbeam City, Kung Fury, Turbo Kid)!

From Jem to Thundercats to GI Joe and The Goonies, bring all your 80s costume dance fantasies to life as we go "Back in Time" to an age when everything was a party all the time!

CLUB OMNI invites you to dance the night away with the best video hits of the MTV era! Fan favorite DJ Shadowfax spins live to our big screens and fills the dance floor with dazzling lights and special effects. 80’s outfits and cosplays are encouraged and for those who like to stand out in a crowd, be sure to pick up all your neon accessories at the Glow Booth!

Neon T-Shirts will be awarded to the best outfits chosen by Shadowfax during the course of the night so be sure to dress your best and dance to be seen!


Admission: FREE with a valid Omni Fandom Expo 2017 pass.

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11:00 am Intellectual Property Creation - Crafting an IP in 1 Hour or Less
Host:  meresims TYPE: Panel
1 hr

It's a big dream of several to move a hobby into a real-life profession - crafting original works with writing, art, voice-work, and the like. But how does one move their hobby into that professional world to create their own intellectual property...and how can one be sure their IP is crafted well? Join new media writers, artists, and more in this interactive panel, where together we will work through original IP creation by crafting a new idea in one hour or less. Bring your notepads and pencils - this is certain to be an immersive creation experience!

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12:00 pm AMV Contest
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Video
1 hr

 What is an AMV? AMV stands for Anime Music Video, a fan presentation blending together anime and music. They are extremely creative and range from comedy to drama to insane technical editing masterpieces! The AMV Competition is where fans and video creators can really show their dedication to the art and share with everyone the highly emotional impact of this incredible industry. Do not miss it!

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2:00 pm Suicide Karaoke
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

Shadowfax's Suicide Karaoke Competition: BIGGER - BADDER - BODACIOUSER!
* now with extra dinosaurs! XD

You can sing...BUT, are you good enough, or brave enough, to take the microphone when you have absolutely no idea what will happen when the music starts?

The Suicide Karaoke Competition is where you will be judged NOT ONLY on your singing ability and stage presence, but on your ability to survive for the length of your song!

Your worst performance nightmares WILL to come to life as Shadowfax (insert evil, maniacal background laughter) turns the Main Events Stage against you in the most unexpected and funniest ways possible! Can you keep your focus, your cool and your concentration together long enough to finish a song and be proclaimed THE BEST AT KARAOKE THERE IS?

All we can say is be prepared for anything...

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4:00 pm Masquerade Costume Contest (Cosplay/Costume)
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

The Masquerade Costume Contest is a must see event at OMNI FANDOM EXPO! Costumers from all over will take the stage and show off not only their incredibly crafted costumes but performances as well. On the runway, contestants will face off against each other for the "Best in Show" prize of one thousand dollars! If you have the desire, drive, and creativity to be the best, sign up and show everyone what you can do! 

Come see what the contestants have in store for you at the OMNI FANDOM EXPO Masquerade Costume Contest!

What's Required to Enter:
All contestants / creators / models MUST have a current OMNI FANDOM EXPO Badge (VIP Pass, Weekend Pass, Saturday Day Pass, etc.), and a costume that has been at least 80% hand-made.

Note: If you are a Sponsored Cosplay Guest, you cannot enter the Masquerade Costume Contest in order to keep things fair for everyone.

How to Enter:
Sign up at the Cosplay Track Room at OMNI FANDOM EXPO. If you are under 18, you will need a parent or legal guardian with you (they must be with you through all stages of the contest). If you are a model, the costume's creator must be present at sign-up to participate in pre-judging for craftsmanship awards. You will be given your pre-judging time when you sign-up.

What's Needed at Sign-Up: 



  • Download the entry form and fill it out or fill out an entry form at the Cosplay Track Room. It will require your name, the name and description of your costume, the name of the costume's creator (if you're modeling it for someone else), what skill level you qualify for, and any awards you have won.
  • Do not bring any reference materials when you sign up. Please hold onto them until your designated pre-judging time.
  • We suggest not wearing your contest costume at sign-up in order to keep your outfit as much of a surprise as possible for the convention's audience.
  • If you are doing a cosplay skit/performance and have any audio that you want played, you must bring the audio in MP3 format ONLY on aUSB Flash Drive and present it at signup. If accepted, it will then be copied for OMNI FANDOM EXPO's use in the competition. Note: entrant takes all legal responsibility resulting in any damage or legal fees associated with any media presented/copied for use at OMNI FANDOM EXPO.

Filename Criteria (Only for Performances/Skits): 



  • File must be MP3 format.
  • File must be on a USB Flash Drive. (OMNI FANDOM EXPO will only copy your file and will not keep your Flash Drive).
  • File must be easily accessible in the root directory of the Flash Drive. Please do not bury your file in multiple directories.
  • Filename must be the name of the contestant (first and last) followed by a dash (-) and then the name of the skit.
  • Filename must contain underscores (_) instead of spaces ( ). Again, do not put spaces between words, use the underscore.
  • No special characters allowed (*&%!"', etc...).

Entering As Walk-On Only:



Yes, you may enter the contest as a walk-on! Walk-on Only (meaning no pre-judging) costumes will ONLY be considered for all non-craftsmanship awards. 
IMPORTANT: If you enter as a Walk-On only and do not participate in pre-judging, you will not qualify for Best in Show or any craftsmanship award!


CONTEST GENERAL RULES AND GUIDELINES:


  • ENTRIES: One entry per person. Cap of 100 entries taken. Limited Late Registration will be available if space permits. We reserve the right to refuse additional entries.
  • PERFORMANCES/SKITS: Due to time contraints, a limit 20 of the 100 entries may be Performances/Skits. First come, first serve.
  • All Masquerade content must stay within the OMNI FANDOM EXPO General Guidelines, Code of Conduct, Prop / Weapon Policy, City of Orlando ordinances, and The Florida Hotel and Conference Center's guidelines, and not exceed a PG-13 rating. In addition to these basic guidelines, swearing and depiction of sexual acts is forbidden. Bleeps or other forms of censoring are acceptable.
  • All  skits / performances may not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds. The MC (Master of Ceremonies) or Contest Host narration/introduction will not count towards the performance time.
  • “Cosplay” aspect to show that you can not only look the part of the character, but also act the character as well. The judges should believe that you are your character - "suspended reality". This aspect is to demonstrate that you know your character inside and out.
  • Any presentations with stunts, extreme, or shocking performances must be approved by the Cosplay Coordinator before the event. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.
  • Any eligible costume that wishes to compete for craftsmanship awards must participate in a preliminary costume judging. Any costume not taking part in preliminary judging will not qualify for Best in Show or any craftsmanship awards. No make-up times will be allowed.
  • Technical contest for Best in Show and craftsmanship awards. All costumes being considered for those awards must be at least 80% hand-made.
  • Youth is 12 and under. Parents MUST accompany contestants.
  • Handlers are allowed; however, oversized costumes REQUIRE a minimum of one (1) handler to go on stage with them. Oversized costumes MUST provide their own handler ( minimum of one (1) ) in accordance with OMNI FANDOM EXPO General Guidelines.
  • Models are allowed, but the costume/prop fabricator must be present for the costume to qualify for awards.
  • Again, Sponsored Cosplay Guests are disqualified from entering the Masquerade Costume Contest for the fairness of all contestants.
  • Finally: Please remember that the purpose of this show is for fun and entertainment. It's to celebrate everyone's creative inspiration, ability, and passion for this beautiful art form. Please do not get so caught up in the idea of winning an award that you forget that there's an audience watching you, or the other contestants waiting for their moment on stage, or the staff who is producing the contest itself. This is for everyone's enjoyment. Also, many of the OMNI FANDOM EXPO Staff have been in masquerade contests themselves, so we know how it feels! Thank you for being part of this awesome fan event, and enjoy!

PREVIOUSLY CREATED COSTUMES (IMPORTANT):



  • Costumes that have previously won any award above a judge's award or honorable mention are not allowed to enter.
  • Cosplayers that have received a Best in Show award at a previous event will automatically be placed in Masters Division

ON STAGE RULES:


  • Because this requires repeating: All content MUST comply with the OMNI FANDOM EXPO General Guidelines, Code of Conduct, Prop / Weapon Policy and Orlando City ordinances, and The Florida Hotel and Conference Center's guidelines. Nothing should exceed the PG-13 rating. This means no swearing, no depiction of sexual acts. Bleeps or other forms of censoring are acceptable.
  • All skits / performances may not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds. The MC (Master of Ceremonies) or Contest Host narration/introduction will not count towards the performance time.
  • Microphones will not be provided on stage for contestants to use. Any dialogue audio must be pre-recorded.
  • Audio is highly encouraged.
  • The use of GLITTER, flash powder, fake blook, fireworks, lasers, electrical flashes, smoke machines or any other effect that may cause potential damage, by the entrant are PROHIBITED  due to Fire Marshal and The Florida Hotel and Conference Center regulations. The use of any of them will / may cause immediate disqualification or removal from the convention. Please ask before you attempt to use any of these effects.
  • Do not throw any items into the audience (flyers, candy, silly string, etc..).
  • Do not leave debris on stage that cannot be quickly cleaned by stage hands in fewer than 10 seconds.
  • Interaction with the MC, Contest Host, Judges, or the audience is prohibited while on stage.
  • Take your time to show off your costume to the audience for photos! It is always suggested to stop for two (2) poses, holding each for a count of three (3) to five (5) seconds a piece. Do not move too quickly through your poses, or the audience won't be able to get good pictures!


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6:00 pm RETRO RUNDOWN FIGHT SHOW
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

ARE YOU READY?!?! A new tournament is about to begin! Candela, the CEO of VCC has arrived in Retro City, and she's looking for the strongest there is. Come see as 8 of the strongest men and women of Retro City fight it out! That's right, this tournament will take place out of the shadows & on the ground, with YOU, the people of Retro City, surrounding the fights and cheering for your favorite fighter. Who will win Candela's ultimate prize, the Valor Combat Cup?

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8:00 pm Doctor Who - The Omni Special: Aerials and Dance Showcase
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr
The Doctor has been thinking a lot recently. His memories keep going to the companions of his past, present, and future. However, once an old foe arrives, these memories start to become more and more real Can the Doctor survive the experience?

?Brought to Omni Fandom Expo by CRH and Shinobi School
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10:00 pm The Pleasure Pixels: Harvest Moon Burlesque Show
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1.5 hrs
Ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for the Harvest Moon festival? Pleasure Pixels is proud to present their first ever dating SIM and Burlesque Show! Join some of your favorite girls from the Harvest Moon series while playing games and attempting to win not only their affection, but also their precious blue feather. Shortly after the blue feather is awarded, the attendees will get to enjoy a very special performance! Ann, Popori, Leia, Garnet, and others gaurantee to raise the town's spirits at this very special Harvest Festival!

?18+ ONLY - ID Required, No Photography/Videography Permitted
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Sunday - March 05, 2017
12:00 am BLACKOUT RAVE
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
2 hrs

The BLACKOUT Rave comes to Omni Fandom Expo!

DJ Shadowfax is back for a solid night of pulse-pounding dance tracks like you've never heard before and backed up by the all the club lights, strobes and video you've come to know and love! Get ready to experience the hottest Anthem and Vocal Trance tracks straight from the top of the charts as Shadowfax once again pulls out all the stops and turns off all the safeties to bring you a night of dance you won't forget!

Be sure to pay a visit to the Glow Booth; because you either light up the night or fade from sight in the BLACKOUT!

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12:00 pm Omni's Lip Sync Throwdown
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

Drop the mic, step into the arena and compete against other teams as OMNI FANDOM EXPO presents "Omni's Lip Sync Throwdown"!

Omni's Lip Sync Throwdown is a competition where teams will compete on stage to show off their Dubsmash / Lip Sync skills! Who has the best skill? Come find out!

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1:00 pm Q&A with Brian Muir
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Join us for a Q&A with legendary film sculptor Brian Muir!

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2:00 pm Voice Acting - Business & Pleasure w/ Paul St. Peter
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Panel
1 hr

Noted voice actor Paul St. Peter invites attendees to learn about the anime, game, commercial, and industrial experiences he has to share. He will ask questions of the attendees that pose interesting challenges, from how to say no to unscrupulous clients, to when to be “nice” to your fellow artists. Paul will also hold open the question and answer button, so that the attendees will always be able to actively participate in the discussions. There will be fun questions and answers, crazy stories about some of our favorite voice actors, and good lessons to learn about this strange business that we call “show”.


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4:00 pm Voice Performer w/ Paul St Peter
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Workshop
1 hr

Welcome to graduation day! Mr. St Peter will talk briefly about the previous panel (Voice Maker), and then the attendees who rehearsed their assigned material will be on stage! Audience members will be asked to comment about the voices and performances they hear, and Mr. St. Peter will give notes and offer advice, and have the speakers do re-takes. Let’s all see how creative and inventive our fellow Con friends can be!


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5:00 pm Closing Ceremonies
Host:  OMNI FANDOM EXPO TYPE: Event
1 hr

Come join us as we say goodbye to our Special Guests and bring the weekend to a close!

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