In response to the social distancing and work-from-home directives enacted to stop the spread of COVID-19, Brent P. Newhall of Geek Archaeology has hosted an online anime convention 27-29 March 2020.

Huge thanks to all the participants in On-Con 2020! We had 30 registrations on EventBrite, Friday saw 142 unique viewers on the channel, Saturday had 108 unique viewers, and Sunday had 95. Stellar numbers for our first con!

We also raised a total of USD $403 for COVID-19 research in the charity auction. Brent is collecting the donations now and will ship out the merch to the winning bidders as payments are received. The donation to the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund will be made once all payments are received and processed.

Special thanks to Arakasi for running the anime video room on CyTube, Brad for running the trivia channel on Discord, and Kaminoko for shepherding both the cosplay and artist channels on Discord.

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The Basics

Who: Geek Archaeology
When: 27-29 March 2020
Where: Geek Archaeology's YouTube live stream channel


Please register for free at EventBrite if you're planning to attend any part of the convention. Registration is not required to attend but helps staff estimate how many people will show up and whether we need to expand.


Brent will livestream a wide variety of events, from panels to trivia.

Brent will also have a CyTube stream running all weekend, showing a variety of classic, out-of-print anime.

On the Geek Archaeology Discord:

  • Brad will run an ongoing trivia room all weekend.
  • A separate room will host an ongoing Merchandise Swap Meet where you can buy/sell/trade your anime merchandise with other fans.

On Sunday, we will run a cosplay showcase video. If you want to be part of the showcase, please email

On Sunday, we will run a charity auction benefitting the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. If you would like to donate an item to the charity auction, please email Brent.


This schedule may change. All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Live Feed Schedule

Day Time Event
Friday 7:00pm Opening Ceremonies and discussion
7:30pm Icebreaker trivia game and giveaway #1
8:00pm Otaku no Cooking Shared Cooking Challenge: Let's all make curry!
9:00pm D&D Session: I Can't Believe I Was Isekai'd Into A D&D World with Brent P. Newhall
Saturday 9:00am Saturday Morning Cartoons on CyTube (no livestream until 11:00am)
11:00am Trivia, discussion, and giveaway #2
Noon Otaku no Cooking Shared Cooking Challenge: Lunch Edition
1:00pm Panel: GAINAX Before Evangelion by Nate A.M.: Before there was Gurren Lagann or FLCL, before Evangelion or Nadia, there was an apartment filled with dropout nerds working on games, fan films, and homemade plastic models, with a meeting room made of filing cabinets that you had to climb over chairs to enter. Come hear about Daicon Film, General Products, and the early days of GAINAX.
2:00pm Panel: From East to West: Anime and the West's Influences on Each Other by Justin Coale: A look at how Eastern media influences U.S. media and vice versa
3:00pm Panel: The Light Side of Anime by Phil Gallager
4:00pm Game Show: Guess The Anime From The Screenshot and giveaway #3
5:00pm Con Watch Party on CyTube: Macross: Do You Remember Love?
7:00pm Group Worldbuilding: Let's create an anime/manga/light novel world, and giveaway #4
9:00pm The Weekly Dig
10:00pm AMV Rave on CyTube
Sunday 9:00am Saturday Morning Cartoons on CyTube (no livestream until 11:00am)
11:00am Trivia game, discussion, and giveaway #5
Noon Panel: A Brief History of Anime by Brent P. Newhall
2:00pm Panel: Cosplay with Kaminoko
2:45pm Cosplay Showcase
3:00pm Charity Auction for the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund
4:00pm Closing Ceremonies

Anime Schedule

Day Time Event
Friday 5:00pm Otaku no Video
7:00pm Lupin III part 1, episodes 1-4
9:00pm Conan, Boy of the Future episodes 1-4
11:00pm Anne of Green Gables episodes 1-4
Saturday 9:00am Saturday Morning Cartoons, 1980s edition:
GeGeGe no Kitaro (1980) episode 1
Beast King GoLion episode 1
Plawres Sanshiro episode 1
Swiss Family Robinson: Flone of the Mysterious Island episode 1
11:00am Fang of the Sun Dougram, episodes 1-4
1:00pm Armored Trooper VOTOMS, episodes 1-4
3:00pm Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, episodes 1-4
5:00pm Con Watch Party: Macross: Do You Remember Love
7:00pm Combat Mecha Xabungle, episodes 1-4
9:00pm Aura Battler Dunbine, episodes 1-2
10:00pm AMV Rave
Sunday 9:00am Saturday Morning Cartoons, 1990s edition:
Yu Yu Hakusho episode 1
Ronin Warriors episode 1
Sailor Moon (1992) episode 1
Cardcaptor Sakura episode 1
11:00am Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water, episodes 1-4
1:00pm Revolutionary Girl Utena, episodes 1-4
3:00pm Tenchi Muyo! OVA 1, episodes 1-2


  • Brent P. Newhall will be Master of Ceremonies
  • Arakasi will run the anime video room on CyTube
  • Brad will run the trivia room on Discord
  • Kaminoko will organize the Cosplay Showcase


We welcome the following panelists:

  • Nate A.M. — Chairman of the OBT Sakuga Studies Initiative. Specializes in industry history and trends; academic film theory; bad taste apologetics. Allegedly watches anime.

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