Guest of Honor programming

All tickets for the autograph sessions are free.
To avoid overcrowding during the session, we will distribute tickets with a set time for when to enter the queue. Free tickets can be obtained from the info desk at the event.
We will also provide a help sheet for our non-Finnish attendees at the help desk. It can be used to indicate which tickets they would like, should they not feel comfortable talking directly to the workers.

Tanemura: The colourful world of Tanemura (in Finnish & Japanese)

Sat 15:00 – 16:00
Location: M-Sali
During Arina Tanemura’s Q&A we will go over her history as a mangaka, what it takes to create good shoujo, and how the genre has changed in the recent years.
Get your free seating ticket from the info desk at Umicon.

Tanemura: Autograph session

Sun 10:00 – 12:00
Location: Nimikirjoitustila (autograph room)

Hinoue: There are no wrong answers (in Finnish & Japanese)

Sat 12:00 – 13:00
Location: M-Sali
The more anime and manga gain fans in the West every year, the more people are becoming interested in visual novels – even in Finland. We’ll now get to hear Hinoue’s commentary on the history of visual novels in Japan, what it means to be an AD in her field, and of course, her thoughts on the series she has worked with.

Hinoue: Autograph session

Sat 14:00 – 15:00
Location: Nimikirjoitustila (autograph room)

Tanioka: Music for the world (in Finnish & Japanese)

Sat 16:00 – 17:30
Location: M-Sali
Music is an integral part of all video games, and Kumi Tanioka’s experience covers all fields from RPGs to sport themed video game music. Together with her, we’ll get to dive into the wide world of video game music. We will go over the process of making video game music as well as Tanioka’s own work in various games.

Tanioka: Autograph session

Sat 13:00 – 14:00
Location: Nimikirjoitustila (autograph room)

REIKA: Cosplay culture in Japan (in Finnish & Japanese)

Sat 11:00 – 12:00
Location: M-Sali
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a cosplayer in Japan? This programme is dedicated to discussing cosplay as it is perceived both within the cosplay community and by those outside of it.

REIKA: Wig workshop (in Finnish & Japanese)

Sat 17:00 – 18:00
Location: Goto 33 Paja
Come and witness all of REIKA’s best wig tips!

REIKA: Autograph session

Sun 12:00 – 13:00
Location: Nimikirjoitustila (autograph room)