Stephens Longue


Tilden Terrace

9 AM Open Open Open
10 AM Open Open Open for Cosplayers
11 AM Geeks in Journalism Intermission Open for Cosplayers
12 PM Live Piano with Navarone Boo Genderbending for Cosplay Balcony Cosplay Gathering
1 PM NiCe + Anime in its Hundredth Year Vocaloid: Timeline and Influence Balcony Cosplay Gathering
2 PM Origami Time! Fandom Toxicity: A Case Study Open for Cosplayers
3 PM Jeopardy Open Open
4 PM Masquerade Closed Closed
5 PM Scavenger Raffle + Jeopardy Closed Closed
6 PM Karaoke Closed Closed
Dealer's Hall
You can never have too much swag. Come to the Dealer's Hall to buy more of the anime trinkets you know you need. The Dealer's hall is open from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM.

Artist Alley
Come swing by to check out awesome prints, book-marks, buttons, and more by your favorite local artists. The Artist Alley is open from 9:00 AM-7:00 PM.
Open Mic Karaoke (Stephen Lounge, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
It’s time to get out of the shower and show the rest of the world just how well you nail those beats on your favorite OPs, EDs, and insert songs! Enjoy yourself as you release your pent-up stress from midterms in an explosion of song with your friends!

Cosplay Gathering (Tilden Terrace, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)
Join wonderful cosplayers at the terrace next to our Game Room to practice your poses and take some cool pictures—the view is also a bonus!

Jeopardy! (Stephen Lounge, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, 5:25 PM – 6:00 PM)
You may be an expert on anime and manga, but do you know your Japanese history? Does your knowledge of soundtracks and voice actors match your expertise in cheap and delicious snack foods?
Join us at Anime Jeopardy for a battle of wits that will test the breadth and depth of your memory for inconsequential trivia! There’s a bit of something for everyone, so drop on by for a chance at fame and fortune, and maybe even free food?!

Masquerade (Stephen Lounge, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM)
Compete against other cosplayers for fabulous prizes! Do you have what it takes to be the best cosplayer of them all? Our Guest of Honor Carmilla Jo will be one of the judges this season!

Geeks In Journalism: Stan Rezaee – Stephen Lounge, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Do you dream of being a geek journalist? Have you ever wanted to start your own news outlet? It may seem easy but there is more to it than sharing your voice. This is an insightful look into how to make and grow your own media outlet while also debunking many of the myths associated with online journalism.

Genderbending For Cosplay: Carmilla Jo – Tilden, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Are some of your favorite characters not the same gender as you? Do you like envisioning how they would look if they were the opposite gender? Come chat with with cosplayer Carmilla Jo about genderbending cosplays to see how you can approach giving some of your favorite characters a more masculine or feminine twist!

Origami Time!: Cal Origami Club – Stephen Lounge, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ever wanted to make something cool out of paper, but didn’t know where to start? Join us for an exciting panel, where we will go through a brief history of origami and cover a few fun models! Learn to fold origami with us, as all levels are welcome! There is no need to bring anything because paper will be provided.

Navarone Boo: Journey of an Anime Pianist: Navarone Boo – Stephen Lounge, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Come and meet YouTube pianist Navarone Boo, as he performs anime theme songs and talks about his journey as an anime pianist on YouTube.

Fandom Toxicity: A Case Study: Shehla Chowdhury and So-Hyun Lee – Tilden, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
As long time fandom participants, we have been disappointed to see a lot of dangerous behavior recently in many fandoms. We want to take this opportunity to examine some of the toxic and dangerous elements penetrating fandom culture by examining the Voltron fandom. In doing so we hope to shed light into how to treat other fandom members with respect and kindness while also creating safe spaces within these big communities. The content of this panel may be disturbing or upsetting to some individuals. We will be discussing some of the common sorts of harassment that circulate in fandoms, including subjects such as: accusations of supporting pedophilia, abuse, and death threats. We will work hard to ensure that there are content and trigger warnings throughout our presentation!

Nikkei Choral Ensemble (NiCE): Nikkei Choral Ensemble (NiCE) – Stephen Lounge, 1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
The Nikkei Choral Ensemble (NiCE) is a Japanese American a cappella group. We arrange and perform both Japanese and English pop songs. We are currently seeking singers in all vocal parts as well as beatboxers! If you're interested in singing and performing and having fun, don't hesitate to shoot us an email at to schedule an audition, or find us on Facebook!

Intermission Orchestra – Tilden 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
The Intermission Orchestra is an orchestra that plays music from anime, video games, and films. Though we usually play as a whole orchestra, our members will be playing individually or in small groups for this panel. Come and listen to us play familiar tunes from your favorite anime!

Anime In Its Hundredth Year: Edward Hong – Stephen Lounge, 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
2017 marks a huge milestone in history—it’s anime’s 100th anniversary! Join Cal Animage Alpha’s very own Edward Hong on a journey through the past, present, and future of everyone’s favorite global multimedia enterprise. We hope that you’ll walk away with a greater appreciation for and understanding of the Japanese animation industry. This panel was originally conducted by Edward for a seminar on “History of Japanese International Relations” at Waseda University in Tokyo. It has been exclusively updated for Anime Destiny.

Vocaloid: Timeline & Influence: Taka and Tyler Choe – Tilden, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Vocaloids. Voice banks with a persona that have transformed parts of the Japanese entertainment culture since its advent in 2004. This presentation will be split into two parts. The first part will introduce major Vocaloid songs that have been released over the years, with some background. The second part will explore specifically how Vocaloids have affected the anime and music communities alike, both in Japan and across the world.
Game Room (Pauley Ball Room, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM)
Join us in our game room! We’ll be hosting Rocket League, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, beatmania IIDX, and a whole slew of other video games! If video games aren’t necessarily up your alley, don’t worry! We also have board games like Avalon and Machi Koro.