Ask a Game Dev: Localization

Sponsored by Colopl NI

Sunday, 10:00 AM, 1 hour

Panels 1

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

The Developers of Colopl Rune Story answer all your burning questions about Localization, Game Development, and what it's like to bring the biggest JRPG you've never heard of to the US. Hear hilarious tales of big wins and epic fails, plus the genuine struggle to translate the rambling dialog of a lying magical horse. If you're an aspiring game developer, or if you just love Japanese games, this is the panel for you! Free swag and prizes totally included :)


Behind Genesis 3

Sponsored by ShowDown Entertainment

Saturday, 11:00 AM, 2 hours

Panels 1

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

This year the return of Genesis 3 brought the return of one of the largest Smash Tournaments in Northern California at this very own San Jose Convention Center. Hear from the very people that made Genesis 3 happen and meet with the players that were a part of it to make it such a big success.


Crunchyroll Industry Panel

Sponsored by Crunchyroll

Saturday, 12:00 PM, 1 hour

Industry Video Room

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Hear about all the latest and greatest anime & manga coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. Prizes given out during panel and a special gift for all who attends.


Crunchyroll Simulcast Preview

Sponsored by Crunchyroll

Sunday, 12:00 PM, 1 hour

Industry Video Room

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Looking for something new to watch this season? Want to hear about the hottest new anime from Japan? Then this is the panel for you! Join Crunchyroll as they highlight some of the latest anime hitting this simulcast season.


Dark Horse Manga

Sponsored by Dark Horse Comics

Saturday, 5:00 PM, 2 hours

Panels 1

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Dark Horse is the second-oldest publisher of manga in America (since 1988!) with a line that includes titles such as Fate/Zero, Lone Wolf & Cub, Unofficial Hatsune Mix, I Am a Hero, Danganronpa, Blood Blockade Battlefront, Fire Emblem, Astro Boy, Oreimo: Kuroneko, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service, Evangelion, Appleseed, Berserk, Cardcaptor Sakura, Satoshi Kon's OPUS and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt! Please come by our panel to see special previews, bring your questions, and win prizes!


Official Gaia Panel

Sponsored by Gaia Online

Friday, 6:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 1

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Come meet Gaia's staff, and get a sneak peek at upcoming features, games, and events. Stick around for the open-mic Q&A session and get your burning questions answered! Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!


Past & Future of Mobile Gaming

Sponsored by Kick9

Friday, 4:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 1

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Join mobile game publisher Kick9 for a behind the scenes look at Kick9's latest and upcoming games. Learn about what works and doesn't work in the mobile space and have a chance to ask questions to our panel of mobile game industry veterans. Expect plenty of fun and some great prizes!


Step Your Game Up

Sponsored by ShowDown Entertainment

Saturday, 12:00 AM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

18+ (restricted to those 18 and over, ID will be checked)

Join the very best of the fighting game scene as they talk about how you can transition from being a casual player towards becoming a tournament level pro! Featuring Pavocado, Hypefiend, Alex Myers, & MamaDao, discussing what you should know when it comes to learning fighting games and entering tournaments.


Weekly Shonen Jump Podcast

Sponsored by VIZ Media

Saturday, 3:00 PM, 1 hour

Industry Video Room

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Suitable for All Ages

Come be part of the SJ Podcast! Join TEAM JUMP as they make announcements, discuss all things Shonen Jump related and interact with the audience. Plus super easy trivia with tons of cool prizes!


Working in the Anime Industry

Sponsored by Crunchyroll

Sunday, 4:00 PM, 1 hour

Industry Video Room

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Want to know what it's like working in the anime industry? Have questions for people who work in the anime industry? Then this is the panel for you! Join Crunchyroll and possible other industry reps as they discuss what it is like working in the crazy world of anime.


Working in the K-Pop Industry

Sponsored by Soompi/Viki

Sunday, 6:00 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Suitable for All Ages

Is working in K-pop/K-Drama as glamorous as it sounds?! From sharing interview bloopers, to producing a variety show with a K-pop group, to keeping a hectic schedule when scandal breaks out, the staff of Soompi U.S. is here to let you know exactly what goes on behind-the-scenes! Soompi is the world's largest and longest-running English online media providing complete coverage of Korean pop culture.