Anime & Beats

Hosted by Orion Digital Music Consulting

Sunday, 7:30 PM, 1 hour

Panels 2

Canceled


Nerdcore Cypher Returns

Hosted by Orion Digital Music Consulting

Saturday, 3:00 PM, 2 hours

Dance (SJCC 230)

Canceled


The K-pop Explosion

Hosted by Jason Yu

Saturday, 5:30 PM, 1½ hours

Panels 2

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

If you've become a K-pop fan in the last 10 years, then you're not alone. Korea is now the coolest country in Asia. Groups such as BTS, Blackpink, and Twice are globally known.
But how did K-pop grow from a little-known genre in Korea to a huge force in the West? Let's do a deep dive on K-pop's Explosion in the West!


The Wonderful World of Idols!

Saturday, 9:00 PM, 3 hours

Panels 3

Suitable for All Ages

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

With all the pop idol anime series that have been so popular and prevalent in the past several years, you've probably wondered what real life idols are like, right? Now's your chance to find out! Enter the sensational world of idols and see for yourself why idols are so awesome and a staple of Japanese pop culture — complete with a fun playlist of videos! There will be an opportunity to participate in a trivia contest to win prizes!


Thunder In The East

Hosted by A-to-J Connections

Sunday, 7:00 PM, 1½ hours

Panels 3

16+ (not recommended for those under 16)

No restrictions on video recording or photography.

There is a rich tradition of Japanese Hard Rock and Heavy Metal that continues to this very day in Japan. Join A-to-J Connections as they take a look into the rarely-covered topic of Japanese Metal! Everything will be covered, from the mainstream success of bands like LOUDNESS and ANTHEM, to the more obscure careers of GASTUNK, AION, and BELLZLLEB. The history of the genre will be outlined all the way to the beginnings of Visual Kei and well beyond! Headbanging is not mandatory, but recommended!