On-Con is an online anime convention that was held on YouTube, 19-20 March 2020.

The Basics

Who: Geek Archaeology
When: 19-20 March 2021
Where: Geek Archaeology's YouTube live stream channel


Registration is now closed.


Brent livestreamed a variety of events, from panels to giveaways.

There were also multiple anime streams running all weekend, showing a variety of classic anime and AMVs.

On the Geek Archaeology Discord:

  • Cosplay: Post a picture of your cosplay in the cosplay room.
  • Collection showcase: Have something cool in your collection? Post a link to it on Right Stuf, Hobby Link Japan, eBay or any other online store so others can grow their collections.
  • Merchandise swap meet: Buy/sell/trade your anime merchandise with other fans.

Check out the virtual convention space in Gather.


All times are in Eastern Daylight Time.

Live Feed Schedule

Day Time Event
Friday 7:00pm Opening Ceremonies and discussion about the late 1990's in anime
Saturday 9:00am Anime From Cel to Digital (Brent P. Newhall)
10:30am The Music of Cowboy Bebop (The Unagi Observer)
Noon Otaku no Cooking: Cookies for Charity (Brent P. Newhall): Brent will bake cookies to be auctioned off in the Charity Auction.
1:00pm Lunar Legend: The History of Type Moon (Jaehaerhys48)
2:30pm Losing Society: The Rise of Sekai-kei Stories in Anime (Brent P. Newhall)
3:15pm What It Was Like as an American Otaku in the 1990's (Brent P. Newhall)
4:00pm Kiira's Akiba Tour (Ginger Gaiden)
5:30pm Con Watch Party on CyTube
7:30pm Charity Auction
8:00pm The Weekly Dig, analyzing Spriggan
11:00pm AMV Rave on CyTube

Anime Schedule

On Twitch, we broadcast a variety of Nozomi Entertainment titles thanks to their incredible generosity. Nozomi rocks!

If you'd like to own any of the anime streaming on Twitch, go to RightStufAnime.com or call 1-800-338-6827 to buy physical copies at great prices.

Day Time Event
Saturday 9:00am Boogiepop Phantom, episodes 1-4
10:30am Boogiepop and Others (live-action movie)
Noon Gasaraki, episodes 1-2
1:00pm His and Her Circumstances, episodes 1-2
2:00pm Martian Successor Nadesico, episodes 1-2
3:00pm Aria the Animation, episodes 1-2
4:00pm El-Hazard: the Wanderers, episodes 1-2
5:00pm Irresponsible Captain Tylor OVA, episodes 1-2
6:00pm Revolutionary Girl Utena, episodes 1-5

On CyTube, we showed anime of the year 1998:

Day Time Event
Friday 7:00pm All-Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku-Nuku (TV), episodes 1-5
9:00pm Outlaw Star, episodes 1-5
Saturday 9:00am Card Captor Sakura, episodes 1-5
11:00am Trigun, episodes 1-5
1:00pm Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040, episodes 1-5
3:00pm Cowboy Bebop, episodes 1-6
5:30pm Spriggan
7:00pm serial experiments lain, episodes 1-5
9:00pm Silent Mobius, episodes 1-5
11:00pm AMV Rave


Panel Submissions

Panel submission is, sadly, closed.

Submission Process

Are you interested in submitting a panel for On-Con? We'd love to have you, and we do things a little differently. Because YouTube likes to block videos that show copyrighted video content, we stream pre-recorded panels at On-Con.

First, please reach out to brent@geekarchaeology.com with your panel idea. We're looking for any panel that deals directly with anime, manga, and the Japanese otaku industry, particularly those with an analytical or historical focus. Our theme this year is the late 1990's, but your panel does not have to fit into that theme.

We ask that you pre-record a panel of no longer than 60 minutes or so, then send a link to your video file (ideally on Google Drive, Dropbox, or a similar service) to the email address above by midnight Sunday, February 28, 2021. This gives con staff time to review the video, let you know if there are any issues, and hopefully give everyone time to fix them.

Please do not include video or audio clips longer than 3 seconds in your panel, and avoid hard swearing (f-bombs, etc.). Unfortunately, media clips greatly increase the chance that the con's entire stream is taken down, and hard swearing would put the con in a different category on YouTube. You can use still images. We will review your panel to ensure there are no issues.

Note: You will retain full rights to your panel video. We will broadcast your video on our livestream, and it will be available as part of the recorded video of that livestream, but that's our only intended use. You may post and use your video however you want.

Wondering how to record your panel? Check out these pages for screen recording on Windows, screen recording on Mac, and screen recording on Linux.

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