An Uncensored Hentai Review!

Hosted by Glitch

Friday, 10:00 pm, 2 hours

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

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Join Glitch the Digital Demon from Planet Fanboy, as he reviews a hentai episode (but uncensored and with all the juicy bits left in!) There will also be naughty games with prizes, epic battles, and a Q&A session where you can ask him any ridiculous and nonsensical question you have. You'd be crazy not to go (but not as crazy as the host).


Anime Burger Time

Hosted by Evan Minto

Sunday, 6:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Does exactly what it says on the tin! In this clip show, Evan Minto (Ani-Gamers, Otaku USA, Crunchyroll) celebrates the many appearances of hamburgers in anime, from space vending machines to burger-shaped four-leaf clovers. Yes, really. NOTE: This is a BYOB (Bring Your Own Burger) event.


Anime Conspiracy Theories

Sunday, 11:00 am, 1 hour

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16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

Photography OK, but no video recording.

Join Emily and Sarah as we DEEP DIVE into shocking anime conspiracy theories with absolutely no actual evidence. Anime seems fun and light-hearted, but what you DON'T REALIZE is that beneath its shiny surface, anime is a web of LIES and DARK SECRETS. Is the Japanese government sending subliminal messages through anime? Is Michelle Obama secretly a weeaboo? Is My Hero Academia really just the Japanese version of Disney's Sky High? Learn the deep, dark secrets of YOUR favorite shows.


Anime's French Revolution

Hosted by Miles Thomas

Sunday, 1:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Europe's /other/ migrant situation is much more charming—French animators are leaving for Tokyo in droves, and making some of your favorite anime. Learn the story of some of anime's most talented French animators, the major studio co-founded by a French national, and learn why Japan and France have such a special relationship!


AV and Idols

Saturday, 11:00 pm, 1 hour

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

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

So what's the connection between the world of Japanese Adult Video and Idol singers? A lot, actually. Porn stars become idols! Idols become porn stars! Find out more in this crazy show.


Bad Fanfiction

Sunday, 10:00 pm, 2 hours

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

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Deep within the internet lies a pool of stories that mortal eyes were not meant to read. Spelling errors, plot holes, a disturbing lack of knowledge about human anatomy, all of the things that would make any sane person avert their eyes. Lucky for you, you'll only have to tolerate the sound of it as we read aloud the worst Fanfics to grace the web.


Bad Hentai

Hosted by Andre Pena

Saturday, 8:00 pm, 2 hours

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Note:
Queuing will begin at 6:00 pm
Seating will begin between 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


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

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

This will be the 5th year we've spent time together watching some very Bad Hentai. Will we be able to keep going, or will this year finally be the death of us? 5 is "Go" in Japanese, so will we finally "Go" away?


Console Wars

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Saturday, 9:00 am, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Thanks to video games we all know exactly how to disappoint our parents and avoid interpersonal contact. But what do you know about the history of video games? From the Magnavox Odyssey to the Nintendo Switch, we'll be going over the history of video game consoles and the reasons why companies spouted up and disappeared from the console market.


Cthulhu For President!

Hosted by Andre Pena

Saturday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

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16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Cthulhu for President! Come to the longest running presidential campaign in Anime Convention history! Learn about the candidate who can actually deliver the change that America needs! Make America crazy again!


Dubs Are Better Than Subs

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Friday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Subtitled anime versus dubbed anime has been the largest cleavage in the anime community since the first Sailor Moon fan convention in Alexander Hamilton's basement. Subtitle viewing has been in vogue lately and is used as a badge of honor in the anime community to prove you are a "real fan". Well, it doesn't make you a real fan: it just shows you like anime in the objectively worst way to watch it.


Dungeons and Dragon Age!

Saturday, 6:00 pm, 2 hours

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16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Have you always wondered what would happen if you put rowdy templars, angry mages, and one attractive, mustachioed Tevinter magister in one room? Well, so have we! Characters from Origins, Dragon Age 2, and Inquisition will all play games to fight for your vote. Take part in the games, award points to the victors, and help us decide once and for all: mages or templars?


Fanime Lightning Talks

Hosted by Silicon Valley Pride

Saturday, 12:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Do you have what it takes to advocate for your top anime or manga series in a room full of weeaboos? Can you declare love for your waifu or husbando as a love worth dying for? We have a mic. We have a stage. We have a computer and projector for your slide deck. You have 3 minutes. Now prove it.


Fifth Gen Isn't Pokémon

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Saturday, 6:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Generation Five of Pokémon introduced a lot of new concepts to the series like ripping off their previous aesthetic designs, min-maxing stats to optimize the removal of actual Pokémon from competitive play, and whatever Garbodor is. When it comes down to it the abominations that were introduced in Pokémon Black and White are nowhere near as majestic as classic Pokémon like Muk, Mr. Mime, and Electrode.


Fire Pro Comedy Alliance

Sunday, 10:00 pm, 2 hours

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

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

The Fire Pro Comedy Alliance comes to San Jose to showcase the best in Phoenix Style, experimental stand-up comedy in all of California, featuring Bay Area native Ahmed Abdelrahman, LA based performance artist Sharra Lou, and three-time Anime Expo Late Comedy Showdown champion, SOAP.


How K-pop stole J-pop's bento

Hosted by Jason Yu

Sunday, 6:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

J-pop was once the "cool," music from East Asia in the 90s and 2000s, but K-pop has stolen J-pop's bento. Let's see how K-pop became the trendy music.
Brought to you by Jason Yu, a K-pop journalist that worked in Korea for seven and a half years and for Yonhap News and Korea Times. He now hosts the YouTube channel Popsori, a channel about in-depth K-pop topics. Join him in becoming a smarter K-pop fan!


Is Your Nerdom Inclusive?

Hosted by #Allpodcastsmatter

Saturday, 11:00 am, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

The point of this panel is to discuss some micro aggressions, macro aggressions, transgressions, and other issues experienced at conventions and inside fandoms. We will be covering issues regarding mental health, race, and gender. This panel isn't meant to just air grievances, but also to provide solutions. Bring your questions. Let's start a conversation.


Make Anime Great Again

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Sunday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

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16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

When anime was first invented by Carl Barks it was good, wholesome, and pure. In the 90s we saw the invention of love triangles, tournaments, and magical girls. Now anime is mostly just three moe blobs fighting for the affection of the same author-insert sword-boy. What happened?


Okada: The Queen of Character

Hosted by Miles Thomas

Sunday, 6:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

From AnoHana to Gundam Iron Blooded Orphens to Toradora, Mari Okada is one of anime's most celebrated writers, and now, directors! Discover how her personal story informs her characters and career.


Sonic: An Unfortunate History

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Sunday, 12:00 pm, 1 hour

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16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Sonic the Hedgehog is a staple holding together the childhood of any proper 90s kid, but just like Soap shoes he's tragically out of fashion. We'll be going over the history of Sonic The Hedgehog games, Sega Consoles, and, reluctantly, the fandom around them both as we figure out what happened to a once promising video game mascot.


Super Dimension Panel Macross

Hosted by A-to-J Connections

Friday, 4:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Whether you're a fan of giant robots/mecha, science fiction, idols (yes, IDOLS!), or just anime in general, chances are there is something that you'll love in the multimedia Macross franchise. Join A-to-J Connections as they take examine Macross in depth; from its history, central and recurring themes, the various shows and games, and most especially the music! From the original SDF Macross series to the more recent Macross Frontier and Delta, we will cover it all and everything in between!


The Best Anime Never Made

Hosted by Miles Thomas

Saturday, 2:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Not every great anime gets finished, or even sees the light of day! Explore the best anime left on the production desks and trash bins of history.


The Ghibli Alternative

Hosted by Cookieplay Pro

Sunday, 10:00 am, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

You love Ghibli. But you've watched and re-watched their movies dozens of times, so what now? The year is 2019 and there are so many outstanding Japanese animated films. We bring to you a comprehensive panel introducing a few of Japan's leading animated films and their directors.


The MyAnimeList Effect

Hosted by Miles Thomas

Saturday, 5:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

With millions of monthly users, MyAnimeList and similar sites represent a serious congregation within the anime fandom, but due to how social structures bear out, it's not representative of the larger anime sphere. Learn how MAL distorts how anime fans understand anime as a medium and even their fellow fans, as well as the benefit to the community it provides!


The O.C.T: Finals

Saturday, 10:00 pm, 2 hours

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Canceled


The O.C.T: Tryouts!

Friday, 10:00 pm, 2 hours

Panels 4

Canceled


Video Game Conspiracy Theories

Hosted by Maddog

Friday, 9:00 pm, 1 hour

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16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Scary glitches, creepy messages, and hidden lore. From Nintendo to Indie, join us as we dive into the darker side of video games with this fun and spooky panel! We're talking campfire-story levels of spook, complete with a dimly lit room and a flashlight to the face.


Waluigi Time!

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Monday, 10:00 am, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Waluigi's debut game was Mario Tennis, but outside of being the primary antagonist in Mario DRR he has been criminally underused by Nintendo. We're going to fix that. After rigging a game of Mario Tennis against Miyamoto we have won the rights to the character and are ready to breathe life into countless new potential Waluigi game formats: from "Waluigi's Mansion" to "Waluigi's Medical Bills" we'll be sure to throw enough games at the wall to ensure one will stick.


We All Live In A Pokémon World

Hosted by Foundation for the Preservation of Gen 1 Pokémon

Sunday, 2:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

When it comes down to it, the Pokémon universe doesn't make any sense. Where do people get their food? What does the economy look like? How can a society function when such a large portion are just vagrants? Why would you trust a 10-year-old with a creature that can literally drown the world?


What if Pokémon Were Real?

Hosted by Maddog

Friday, 5:00 pm, 1 hour

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Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

Grand adventures, free healthcare, adorable creatures. You may wish Pokémon were real, but after this panel, you wouldn't touch one with a 10ft pole. Join us as we destroy your childhood dreams and take a closer look at the hilarious and horrifying world of Pokémon!