Event List

The Manly Battleships® are a group of fun-loving guys and gals that have formed the greatest programming group on the east coast convention circuit. Veteran panelists combine their powers with a circle of long time con-goers, otaku, and deviants to form the new titan at the front of the con scene. The Fleet’s arsenal offers a lot of a lot, and a little of everything! From the “stay fun” academic to over-the-top panels; high quality times are to be had under the Fleet’s banner. No matter your pleasure, there’s a Manly Battleships® event that’s right for you!.

If you are a venue representative and would like the active event list of the current season (2017), please request our formal catalog via the Contact page.

Below is a rudimentary list and a quick description of events we do and have done. A rating advisory is provided in brackets with each title (a "G" indicates an incarnation for all audiences is available, while any additional age ratings indicated the suggest age appropriateness versions). You can use the links to quickly navigate to a section on the page, especially if you are looking for more information on our GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ line.



The Shipyard (Active Topic, Discussion, and Entertainment Events)
GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ (Our official brand of gameshow events)

 

THE SHIPYARD (Active Panels: Offered On the Current Con Circuit)

Latenight/[18+] Events (Non-Gameshow)

"Boku no Pornorama"™ - [18+] An exhibition of the Fleet's favorite erotic content! Shocking, profound, and occasionally heartwarming. We'll spin you some ideas of where to get your next hentai fix.

"Full Metal Pornologists" - [18+] A more in-depth, yet still fun, discussion of specific nuances of sexuality as expressed in ero material. Part audience-driven, it's a unique way to receive guided insight into some of the bigger ideas.

"F³: Frantic, Frustrated, & Fetishistic"™ - [18+] An all-new, and truly unique, convention experience! The audience as a whole becomes our epic hero in a choose-your-own-adventure style romp through the wonderful world of adult content!

Everything You Wanted to Know About Tentacles (But Were Afraid to Ask)!” - [18+] A shorter, audience-centered take on examining hentai, complete with anonymous Q&As, absurd performances, and heaps of fun!

"Of Duelists and Drunkards"™ - [18+] A pure entertainment extravaganza! The Fleet exhibits itself for your pleasure in the original fan con variety show! Anything can happen, and it's never the same show twice!

"Fan Boy Rage" - [G/18+] Familiar (cosplay) characters from the comic book universes duel with words about the spin Hollywood has put on themselves and others!

"Convention Survivor™: Press X To NOT Die!" - [18+] A new format for our age-old con stories panel, focused on thriving at cons through sharing personal anecdotes.

"Dr. Strangedub [Strangesub]™: How I Learned to Stop Nit-Picking and Love Bad Anime" - [18+] Long before there was Samurai Champloo, Ghost in the Shell, or the Disney releases of Studio Ghibli, there was a time when anime was dubbed… by the company janitor. Follow one man’s mad obsession at this hellish panel. Not only to find some of the worst anime in the history of the English language… but perhaps to fall into insanity yourself, and actually enjoy it.

"You’re Wrong and You Should Feel Bad!" - [18+] Sure, we love to rag on shows like Bleach and Naruto. It’s all good fun. We can be secure in good shows like Cowboy Bebop and others, right? Right? WRONG! If you’re ready to see your favorite anime get deconstructed in the most vicious ways possible, or if you just want to see some hipster otaku get really angry over the trashing of their favorite show, this is the panel for you! You like Evangelion? Well, YOU’RE WRONG! And YOU SHOULD FEEL BAD!

DO PANELS: How to Avoid Seppuku & Shaming Your Family - [18+] A mix of a helpful workshop and a frightful recollection, as veteran panelists show you how things work, how to keep things going in the face of utter disaster, and tell you why there are things you should NOT do.

"The Epicenter of All Things Sinister"™ - [18+] The moot court of the ages! Topics of fandom go head-to-head as expert testifiers bring their cases to the seat of judgement.


General Audience/Educational Events (Non-Gameshow)

"Before An Unexpected Journey" - [G] An investigative panel into the works Studio TOPCRAFT, Rankin/Bass, Tad Mochinaga, and the world of "Animagic."

"Drawing Mrs. Brisby: The Animation Career of Don Bluth" - [G] A survey of the career of one of America's greatest animators.

"Transformers: The Birds & The Bumblebees" - [G] An academic style panel on the origin and development of the Transformers franchise.

This is Otakudom™: Fandom History and the American Otaku” - [G] An academic panel on the history and direction of the American Otaku.

"The Equestrian Candidate: MLP Conspiricy Theories" - [G] All is not well in Equestria! Join our investigative team for an insightful discussion on what's REALLY going on!

Fitness and the Otaku Dream” - [G] A panel all about why otaku don't need to be couch potatoes. Practical, helpful, and longterm advice on maintaining both health and the DVD collection.

Fandom of the Opera - [G]
Have you’ve ever pictured yourself as a famous music artist or singer? Earning the fame and applause of millions of adoring fans?  Awesome! This is NOT the panel for you! Now, for those of you that are content to belt movie solos and join in random choruses of fad songs, come on down! We’ll try to Make a Man out of you, shove you into hastily designated chorus lines, and when it comes crashing down we’ll point at you all and tell staff We Didn’t Start the Fire.

 

GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ (All active panels in this special brand)

"GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™: Trivia Tycoon!"["TRIVIA IMPOSSIBRU"™] - [18+] Do you accept the challenge of our multi-topic trivia contest... A contest so difficult you'll be left in a gibbering pile on the floor repeating "that's... IMPOSSIBRU!"!

"GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™: Tame That Tune!" - [G] One of the original flagships of the group’s line-up, the Manly Battleships™ are proud to bring you their ever-popular Tame That Tune! Our melodic masters have assembled the opening songs of anime titles big, small, and downright obscure for your pleasure. Put your repertoire of knowledge up against the best we have to offer for the chance of candy and other prizes!

"GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™: I Know That Voice!" - [G] The Manly Battleship’s™ GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ series continues with the Name That Voice! Come test your knowledge of voice over artists in a variety of new, not-new, old, and perhaps even ancient anime. There will be prizes and candy to offset the massive strain on your brains!

"GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ - Retro Gaming Challenge" - [G/18+] The Manly Battleship’s™ GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ series continues with a whole new incarnation in the “Video Game Chapters.” In this version, we have the Retro Gaming Challenge! Come test your gaming skills or just your patience as we strive to find the most horrendously hard levels in video game history.

"GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ - Tame That Game Tune!" - [G] Ok, so maybe you’ve played every title in the entirety of the Mario universe. Maybe you even scored 3,333,360 points on Pacman. But for those of you who spent hours trying to beat the world’s hardest games, we wondered: do you remember the music that went along with it? See if you can match the tune to those titles that represent the glory days of the video game world!

"GAMESHOW IMPOSSIBRU™ - Squiggly Squiggly" - [G/18+]
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… WHAT THE HECK IS IT!? In this latest addition to the Manly Battleship’s™ G.I. lineup, attendees must attempt to guess words, using only hastily drawn clues on the board! Try not to gouge your eyes out over hideous artwork as you compete to win prizes and the admiration of your fellow Otaku! *snrk*