Panels will be held in the Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt (ERC), and Revelle Rooms from 11am to 8pm.


Marshall Room: Student / Alumni Panels

Time Panel
11am Collegiate Gaming Communities (CGCs) by The Tale of Kenji
12pm Figure Collecting 101 by Jesus Guerra Fernatt Jr.
1pm Waifu-Net: My Plan for World Domination by frosty
4pm Intro to Fighting Games by Rizwan
5pm Anime and You: Welcome to the Good Life by Jericho Cabanayan

Eleanor Roosevelt (ERC) Room: Game Show Panels

Time Panel
12pm Anime Jeopardy
1pm Midday Dub Fight
2pm Anime Quiplash
3pm Name that Anime Song!
4pm Whose Sub is it Anyway
5pm to 8pm Bad VN Playthrough

Revelle Room: Discussion Panels

Time Topic
12pm Anime Distribution, Viewing Sites, Supporting Studios
1pm Localization/Sub/Dub
2pm On Watching Anime
5pm Anime OP/ED Karuta

Panel Descriptions

Marshall Room: Student/Alumni Panels

Collegiate Gaming Communities (CGCs) by Tale of Kenji

11:00am - 12:00pm

This presentation will cover an overview of Collegiate Gaming Communities (CGCs) at colleges and universities to provide a historical and current context for this growing student population. This event will also host a networking social for current/aspiring student leaders involved in CGCs to meet fellow CGC members. This is intended for attendees to cultivate new professional connections and learn from each other on how to advance their existing clubs/organizations or potentially start new ones.

Figure Collecting 101 by Jesus Guerra Fernatt Jr.

12:00pm - 1:00pm

An introduction to the figure collecting hobby, overview of the various figure making companies, and how to go about buying figures. In this panel we will discuss some of the upcoming figures from many of the top figure manufacturers as well as giving a general summary of the top companies work. We will also discuss things to look for in figures and how to avoid getting bootlegs.

Waifu-Net: My Plan for World Domination by frosty

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Waifus and world domination.

Intro to Fighting Games by Rizwan

4:00pm - 5:00pm

An introduction and explanation of fighting games and how to properly understand getting into the world of fighting games.

Anime and You: Welcome to the Good Life by Jericho Cabanayan

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Being an anime fan is hard work. When we discover anime, we do one of two things: keep watching it or don't watch it ever again. If we keep watching it though, there's the possibility that we might reach otaku enlightenment by pursuing things that show our devotion to the medium such as cosplay, figure collecting, or even rapping. Nonetheless, even if we embrace the anime subculture, there will always be a tension between us and the people both inside and outside of the community. Join Jericho Cabanayan, the legendary harem master that clawed his way up to otaku enlightenment, as he discusses the life, pain, and romance of being a weeaboo during the early 2000s to now. Featuring special guests such as Jericho's best waifus and husbandos, this is going to be an unforgettable panel experience.

Eleanor Roosevelt (ERC) Room: Game Show Panels

Anime Jeopardy

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Test the depths of your weeaboo knowledge in this anime themed classic. Feel the intense emotions of Jeopardy: the frustration of grasping at an answer that is on the tip of your tongue, the despair of having no idea what the answer could be, or the pride of achieving victory in the final round. Put your years (or recent fondness) of otaku culture to use and discover what you know (or do not know) about anime.

Midday Dub Fight

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Have mad voice acting skills? Have perfect comedic timing and ability to adapt and overcome any scenario? Whether you are horribly good or beautifully awful at voice acting, join us for Midday Dub Fight! Teams will be assigned a random, unsubtitled, mystery anime clip to dub over. Teams will first watch the clip, then be allowed a moment to prepare a story and characterization. Over that, teams will present their scene to the audience. All participants will be awarded in raffle tickets.

Anime Quiplash

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Grab your smartphones, computers, or other devices for a game that is basically an open-ended Cards Against Humanity. Majority rules with this game! Provide your answers to anime related questions, and collect points based on how many people voted for what you wrote. While there is only room for eight players per round, there is unlimited space for audience members who can sway the game.

Name that Anime Song!

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Test your knowledge of anime theme songs, OSTs, Openings, and Endings! Participants will be divided into teams and tackle an array of miscellaneous songs from across anime history. Listen to the song of your heart, and failing that, listen to the song of someone else's heart. You're on a team, after all.

Whose Sub is it Anyway

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Think you know Japanese well enough to make anime subs? Me neither, but Crunchyroll does. Guess which anime subtitle is the "official" (read: Crunchyroll) translation for a variety of anime scenes. Each scene will be played without subs for around 5 to 10 seconds, then players will have a minute to guess which subtitle among four is correct.

Bad Visual Novel Playthrough

5:00pm - 8:00pm

Les Fleursword is a Chinese otome (dating) game that was translated by Sakura Games, a company that is known for slaughtering basic grammar and sentence structure in its attempts at translation. Despite a fairly interesting plot outline and beautiful cgs, the game was produced mainly with RPG maker while cutting as many corners as possible. As the game was only $1.19 on Steam, I guess you get what you pay for. The Plot: In a world where all the wizards were banished from the land in a fit of Trump-based logic, our protagonist, Adelaide the knight, has everything going for her as the captain of her Order. However, while investigating a mysterious drug-dealer, Adelaide is cursed by a rogue wizard to die unless the curse is lifted. Although she is a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man, Adelaide enlists the aid of the males surrounding her to break the spell cast upon her. Your suitors include:
* Your childhood friend who’s salty he got beaten by a girl in knight college
* Your bumbling subordinate who really does not have the fortitude to be a knight
* The wizard who cursed your butt and started the plot
Come and provide the voice for these “charming” characters as we experience the magic, romance, and confusion. Come find “out what happened on earth” in Les Fleursword. Disclaimer: We will be playing without the R-18 patch. Be thankful!

Revelle Room: Discussion Panels

Anime Distribution, Viewing Sites, Supporting Studios

12:00pm - 1:00pm

With the rise of simulcasts and recent forays into anime production by companies such as Netflix and Amazon, the issue of distribution has become more relevant than ever. How are our consumption habits affected by the way in which anime is distributed? In what ways can anime fans support their favourite studios? Is the current business model of anime production sustainable for the industry at large? Join us as we discuss the often overlooked aspects of the anime industry.

Lost in Translation - The Relationship Between Dubs, Subs, and Bringing Japanese Media to English-speaking Audiences

1:00pm - 2:00pm

In a world where subs and original Japanese dubs are often preferred over provided English translations and dubs, what is the purpose of localization? Should companies always have the original Japanese dub as an option in games? Do publishers have a responsiblity to provide an English dub for all the shows they license? Will Senki Zesshou Symphogear ever see an official English release? We may have none of the answers, but we might be able to come up with some in an hour.

On Watching Anime

2:00pm - 3:00pm

How do you watch anime, and how might that affect your enjoyment of a series? Come by for a discussion on binge-watching shows and keeping up with the weekly grind of seasonals.

Anime OP/ED Karuta

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Confident in recognizing 40 anime openings and endings? Assured of your speed and skill at Karuta? A master of reading upside down words (and rightside up ones too)? Whether you are or aren't amazing at all of these things, come on down to Revelle College Room and participate in Cal Animage Beta's second Anime OP/ED Karuta tournament! Rules will be explained before; a knowledge of Karuta is not required. View the tracklist here.