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IMPORTANT NOTE

The Gold Panel Room is located on the second floor

inside the Civic Auditorium Building. 

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IMPORTANT NOTE

This map is subject to updates and changes as we get closer to the event date. 

PANEL SCHEDULE
ANIME PASADENA 2023

ALL PANEL GUESTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND CANCELLATION

Saturday Panels

CIVIC STAGE
SATURDAY 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Kingdom Hearts Cast Panel

Host: Kenessa (@geekinvie)

Panelists: Paul St. Peter, Steve Burton, George Newbern

Final Fantasy and Organization XII combine in this Square Enix-heavy panel! Join host Kenessa as she asks questions about Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts!

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Halo Cast Panel

Host: Luis Gutierrez

Panelists: Steve Downes, Jen Taylor

Master Chief and Cortana are in the building! Join Halo expert Luis Gutierrez as he talks to Master Chief and Cortana about their experience with the Halo franchise and the future of Halo!

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - My Hero Academia Cast Panel

Host: Alia (@magicalblackgirlalia)

 

Go beyond! PLUS ULTRA! Join our host Alia as she talks to some of your favorite heroes and villains from My Hero Academia!

Panelists: Justin Briner, Clifford Chapin, Kyle Hebert, J. Michael Tatum, Kellen Goff, Felecia Angelle

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM - Jujutsu Kaisen Cast Panel

Host: Girls Got Rhythm 

 

Panelists: Adam McArthur, Kaiji Tang, Anne Yatco, Robbie Daymond, Lex Lang, David Vincent, Ray Chase
 

This panel is cursed! In a good way. Join host Girls Got Rhythm as she talks to some of your favorite voice actors from Jujutsu Kaisen. You don’t want to miss it!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM - Anime Clash: Bleach Vs. My Hero Academia

Host: Jimmy Arias

Panelists: Dadtaku, magicalblackgirlalia, Matthew Johnson, Elaura Goesch

Two giant anime clash together in this ultimate showdown of debates! Which anime will reign supreme? YOU DECIDE!

GOLD ROOM
SATURDAY

*LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR INSIDE THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM

12:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Toonami Fan Panel

 

Host: Jimmy Arias

Panelists: JPG, Julian Simental, Hawkilles,

Toonami may or may not be the very thing that got a lot of us into Anime! Join host Jimmy Arias as he talks to like-minded fans about the history of Toonami!


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Dragon Ball: Son of Trunks (Live Action)

 

Host: Jimmy Arias

Panelists: Colin K. Bass, Brennan Mejia, Chelton Perry, Ellie Haigh

The next generation of Dragon Ball is HERE! “Dragon Ball: Son of Trunks” is a live action fan made project brought to you by Anime Fire. Join us for the world premiere of the Episode 1 Trailer, freebies, cast Q&A and more!

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - Most Extreme Ranking Challenge

 

Host: Tyler McPhail

 

Panelists: Ana Mendoza, Cha Adler, Lemar Harris, Mandy Oquendo, Matthew Johnson

5 funny people play a game where the audience helps choose the worst anime protagonists of all time! Check out Most Extreme Ranking Challenge on YouTube!

 

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Studio Ghibli Fan Panel

 

Host: Ana Mendoza (Anavoltage)

Panelists: Elaura Goesch, Shelby Messier, Katie Oliver

Studio Ghibli fans! Assemble! Let’s get together and talk about all things Ghibli and celebrate the magical worlds they’ve brought to us over the years.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM - Super Dating Simulator (18+)

 

Hosted by Sam Weller and Sara Brown

 

Eight crushes enter - only one will win the Hyper Crush Battle. Eight comedians and nerd culture icons go head to head to fight for their all time favorite fictional crush, and the audience votes on the winner. Come cast your vote and help us determine the best crush of all time!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Unnecessary Debates
 

Host: Tyler McPhail

 

Panelists: Eric Bell, Lemar Harris, Mandy Oquendo,  Matthew Johnson

 

Want to hear stupid debates by funny, not-stupid people. Come be unnecessary!

SUNDAY PANELS

CIVIC STAGE
SUNDAY 

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Hunter x Hunter Cast Panel
 

Host: Jimmy Arias

Panelists: Keith Silverstein, Tara Sands, Max Mittelman, Lauren Landa

 

Hunter x Hunter fans! UNITE! Join host Jimmy Arias as he sits down and talks with some of your favorite voice actors from Hunter x Hunter!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Demon Slayer Cast Panel

Host: JadeValkyrie

Panelists: Mark Whitten, Brandon McInnis, Xander Mobus, Aleks Le

Demons beware! The Demon Slayer cast panel has arrived. Join host Jade Valkyrie as she talks to some of your favorite voice actors from Demon Slayer!

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM - One Piece Cast Panel


Host: Michelle (@Michellemaka_)

Panelists: Colleen Clickenbeard, Christopher Sabat, Luci Christian, Stephanie Young, Sonny Strait, Ian Sinclair, Sean Hennigan, Brandon Potter

Calling all PIRATES! This might be the most epic One Piece Cast Panel EVER! Join our host Michelle as she talks to some of your favorite voice actors from One Piece!

 

 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Helluva Boss Cast Panel

 

Host: Jeromy DeChant

Panelists: Brandon Rogers, Cristina Vee, Vivienne Medrano, Richard Horvitz, Erica Lindbeck, Vivian Nixon, Bryce Pinkham

You don’t want to miss this cast panel! It’s going to be a HELLUVA time! Join host Jeromy DeChant as he talks to actors, writers and even the creator of Helluva Boss and Hazbin Hotel!


4:30 PM - 5:30 PM - Anime Clash: Jujutsu Kaisen Vs. Naruto

Host: Jimmy Arias


Panelists: Dadtaku, Jeromy DeChant, Lemar Harris, Giselle Sanchez 

 

Fighters prepare! We have the ultimate showdown of which series is better? The classic Naruto or the new opponent, Jujutsu Kaisen? Come make the decision in this for realsies debate!

GOLD ROOM
SUNDAY

*LOCATED ON THE SECOND FLOOR INSIDE THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - TTRPG Beyond
 

Host: Joseph Ryan Hanson


Panelists: Ryan Omega, Markeia McCarty, Vince Caso, PJ Megaw

Do you love Tabletop RPG’s? Or maybe you’re interested in learning more about them? Then this is the panel for you! Join host/DM Joseph as he talks to fellow TTRPG players about their experiences in the world of TTRPG’s! Also, you can see a sneak peek at “The Four Empires: Champions”!

 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Kids Can Cosplay
 

Host: Elemental Cosplay

 

Entering the world of cosplay, or even just becoming more involved in the community, can be daunting. Especially when gatekeeping and barriers seem to be prevalent. We're here to debunk the most common myths and misconceptions about cosplay and discuss perceived barriers to becoming more involved. We'll also examine cosplay gatekeeping and how to handle those situations. As an example of getting involved in a safe environment, we'll also explain causeplaying with Kids Can Cosplay. This is for new cosplayers and seasoned ones of all ages. Panelists will include makers and non-makers of all experience levels who volunteer with KCC.

 

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Representation in Media
 

Host: Alia (@magicalblackgirlalia)


Panelists: Ana Mendoza, Jimmy Arias, Michelle (@Michellemaka_), Dame Scarlet Aznable

We can all agree representation matters! Especially in the media. Join our talented host, Alia, as she talks to our awesome panelists about how important it is, especially in today’s society.

 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Chainsaw Man Fan Panel with Ryan Colt
 

Host: Colin K. Bass


Panelists: Ryan Colt, John Tieng, McKenzie Fox, Sean C. Swanson

Chainsaw Man Fans! Get ready for a panel like you’ve never seen before. Ryan Colt (Denji) joins fans of Chainsaw Man to talk about the show and the impact it has had on our lives. Also! We’ll have a world premiere of the Episode 1 Trailer for “Devil Hunters: Los Angeles”!

 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Bungo Stray Dogs Fan Panel

 

Host: Maddie Morrow

Panelists: ScarletthePanda, Jaden Zehna, Nicole Hakim

Any Bungo Stray Dogs in the house?! Make sure you check out our host Maddie as she talks to panelists and audience members about the Anime we all know and love!

Okamoto Kitchen Anime 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Host: Tyler McPhail

 

Panelists: Gerald Abraham, Mykal Williams, Rafael Gamboa

 

A crowd-funded 30 minute anime OVA from LA’s very real Japanese comfort food truck Okamoto Kitchen. Featuring character designs by Takuya and Asusa Saito, key art by anime studio Magic Bus, music by Layla Lane, and starring voice actress Cristina Vee.

 

$#!+ Talk (18+) - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Host: Tyler McPhail

Panelists: Matthew Johnson, Girls Got Rhythm, literally the most beautiful people of all time, and why do you even care? Don’t come. #noinvite

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