On-Con is an online anime convention being 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


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.


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

Brent will also have multiple anime streams running all weekend, one showing a variety of classic anime and the other featuring 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 and hang out with other con-goers virtually in a shared pixelart convention center!


This schedule may change. 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 Panel TBD
10:30am Panel TBD
Noon Otaku no Cooking: Cookies for Charity (Brent P. Newhall): Brent will bake cookies to be auctioned off in the Charity Auction.
1:00pm Panel TBD
2:30pm Panel TBD
4:00pm Panel TBD
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

This con's focus will be anime of the year 1998, which will run in a separate CyTube page.

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


  • Brent P. Newhall will be Master of Ceremonies
  • The Unagi Observer will be Assistant In Chief

Panel Submissions

Here are the panels submitted for consideration at On-Con:

  • A Brief History of 1990's Anime (Brent P. Newhall)
  • Anime From Cels to Computers (Brent P. Newhall): A look at how animation is actually made, comparing hand-painted cels to computer-based hand-drawn animation

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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