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IMPORTANT NOTE

BOTH THE NARUTO AND NEZUKO PANEL ROOMS ARE LOCATED ON THE LOWER  LEVEL.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE ASK A STAFF MEMEBER ONSITE.

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FULL PANEL SCHEDULE
ANIME RIVERSIDE 2022

ALL PANEL GUESTS AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND CANCELLATION

SPACE IS LIMITED. WE SUGGEST YOU LINE UP EARLY TO THE PANEL YOU'D LIKE TO ATTEND.

EVERY ROOM WILL BE CLEARED AFTER EVERY PANEL...SO YOU CAN LEAVE, BUT YOU CAN'T STAY! 

 

NARUTO PANEL ROOM
SATURDAY 

Mental Healing With Anime - 11:00 - 11:45 AM (Naruto Room)


Has Anime ever helped your mental state? You’re not alone. Come to “Mental Healing With Anime” and discuss with like minded panelists about how Anime has helped you.

Host: Kurt Broz 

Panel Participants: Tyler McPhail, Brandon Jackson, MagicalBlackGirl



 

DBZ Spotlight: Gohan (With Kyle Hebert) - 12:15 - 12:45 PM (Naruto Room)

 

Gohan. The half human, half saiyan warrior that at one point, was arguably the most powerful person on Earth! After a roller coaster of character development, there’s a lot to talk about. Come talk to Kyle Hebert himself about the journey of Gohan and his experience with the character.

Host: Tyler McPhail
Panel Participants: Kyle Hebert


 

Jujutsu Kaisen Cast Q&A 1:00 - 1:45 PM (Naruto Room)

 

Come meet members of the cast from Jujutsu Kaisen! Ask questions, learn behind the scenes info, and get as many answers as you can (without spoilers) from these awesome voice actors! 

 

Host: Jeromy Dechant


 

Power Rangers: Extended Universe Q&A 2:00 - 2:45 PM (Naruto Room)

 

It’s Morphin’ Time! 30 Years of Power Rangers Lore meets Fan Filmmaking in the “Power Rangers: Extended Universe”! 4 series, theme songs, multiple comics books, and 14+ returning Ranger Actors all combine to make this one of a kind multimedia experience! Come talk to cast members from all 4 shows and learn about the ins and outs of the “PR:EU”!

Host: Jimmy Arias
Panel Participants: Colin K. Bass, DJ Rivers, Alexandria House, Marc Arjona, Kira Omans and Miranda Turner


 

Power Rangers: Bloodline of The Grid Ep. 2 Premiere 3:00 - 3:45 PM (Naruto Room)

 

Let’s Rocket! Follow the chronicles of Andros, Legendary Red Ranger and hero of “Power Rangers: In Space” turned outlaw in “Power Rangers: Bloodline of the Grid”. Now known as the Red Raider, he and his team fight maniacal rule of the Coalition in order to save the dying source of all Ranger power, the Grid. A proud part of the PR: Extended Universe, come talk to the cast and crew and find out more of what’s to come. Glory, to the Red Raiders!


 

Host: Jimmy Arias

Panelists: Christopher Khayman Lee, Patrick David, DJ Rivers, Roger Velasco, Colin K. Bass, Jordan Munn


 

Representation in Anime 4:00 - 4:45 PM (Naruto Room)

 

We can all agree, proper representation is important everywhere! Including Anime. Come talk to professional voice actors that all have experience with representation in Anime. Everything from Ethnicity to Sexual Orientation. Come ask questions and discuss with people who know first hand!

 

Host: MagicalBlackGirl

Panel Participants: Alejandro Saab, Kayleigh McKee, Anairis Quinones


 

Otaku Comedy Tournament 5:00 - 6:00 PM (Naruto Room)

 

OCT brings you a competition to find the funniest Stand-Up Comedian at Anime Riverside! Each contestant will have 2 minutes to impress our judges with their best jokes. The top Contestants will move on to the Finals to be crowned Anime Riverside’s Otaku Comedy Champion.

NEZUKO PANEL ROOM
SATURDAY

Introduction to Stunts in Filmmaking 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM (Nezuko Room)

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the stunts behind filmmaking? Come talk to professional stuntmen/women and find out how to get started, or just ask questions about their experiences! You might even see some live action stunts!

Host: Kehinde Martin
Panel Participants: John Tieng, Julia Aylor, Abel Orozco, Thomas Hallett, Tyler Powell

 

 

What’s Better: Digimon Vs. Pokemon 12:15 - 1:00 PM (Nezuko Room)

 

A legendary question that echoes through the multiverse…what’s better? Digimon or Pokemon! From anime to video games to characters, come watch these fans debate over which franchise is better! Maybe they’ll win you over too!

Host: Dade Elza
Panel Participants: Colin K. Bass, Jimmy Arias, Danny Castellanos, Chris Villain


 

Most Extreme Ranking Challenge 1:15 - 2:00 PM (Nezuko Room)

Five geeks come together to rank collectively on a specific subject. Full of fun, laughs, anger, begging, and bargaining. MERC has it all! Join us as we rank the best and worst of a subject the audience chooses!

Panelists: Tyler McPhail, Lemar Harris, Matthew Johnson, Kem Cosplay, Dustbunny Cosplay


 

Introduction to Voice Acting 2:15 - 3:00 PM (Nezuko Room)

 

Have you ever wanted to get into voice acting? Come to this panel and learn from some professionals about how they got their start and their experiences so far! Legends from multiple anime will be there to answer your questions!

 

Host: Jeromy DeChant

Panel Participants: Sandy Fox, Tom Gibis, Hayden Daviau


 

Unnecessary Debates 3:15 - 4:00 PM (Nezuko Room)


Have you ever wanted to hear funny people debate topics you thought should never be debated? Join exciting guests for this unforgettable geek showdown! (Really, you may never be able to forget it…) Come and learn something you never wanted to know!

Moderator Tyler McPhail

Debators: Lemar Harris, Matthew Johnson, Kem Cosplay, Dustbunny Cosplay, Jeromy Dechant, Rey Cabato


 

Making Anime Fan Films 4:15 - 5:00 PM (Nezuko Room)

 

Anime meets live action fan films! A combination you wouldn’t expect to work, but it does! Come talk to the professional filmmakers about their experience with fusing live action filmmaking and fan favorite anime characters/storylines!

 

Host: DJ Rivers

Panel participants: Irving Lambert, Pierre Stepz, King Vader


Anime Speed Dating 5:15 - 6:00 PM (Nezuko Room)

 

Are you an Anime Fan looking for love? Well come on down to Anime Speed Dating. A super fun, fast paced dating experience for like minded Anime Fans! Who knows? You might just meet your soulmate!

Host: Colin K. Bass

Panelists: Single People

 

SUNDAY

Naruto Cast Panel 1:30-2:30 PM (Main Stage) 

 

We have 11 Naruto Cast Members reuniting for the first time in YEARS! Don’t believe us? Well in the words of Naruto… BELIEVE IT! Come join this epic Naruto cast panel and talk about the series and their experience with the characters. After over a decade and a half since it’s premiere, you can count on some awesome stories and behind the scenes info!

 

Host: DJ Rivers

Panelists: Maile Flanagan, Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins, Michael Yurchak, Neil Kaplan, Brian Donovan, Tom Gibis, Tara Platt, Kyle Hebert, Doug Erholtz, and Lex Lang

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NARUTO PANEL ROOM
SUNDAY 

Digimon: The Movie 22 Year Anniversary Cast Q&A 11:00 - 11:45 AM (Naruto Room)

 

Digimon are the champions! 22 years ago, Digimon: The Movie made its debut in theaters across America! Join members of the cast and talk about the movie, their characters, and more!

 

Host: Colin K. Bass 

Panelists: Brian Donovan, Doug Erholtz, Lex Lang


 

What’s Better: DBZ Vs. Naruto 12:00 - 1:15 PM (Naruto Room)

Another battle of epic legends! Two animes enter…only one wins the debate! Come cheer on our panelists as they defend and explain which anime is best! DBZ…or Naruto?! Find out next time on…What’s Better Z!

 

Host: Tyler McPhail

Matthew Johnson (DBZ) Lemar Harris (DBZ)

Jeromy DeChant (Naruto) John Guerra (Naruto)


 

Power Rangers: Forever Red 2:45 - 3:30 PM (Naruto Room)

 

Red Rangers Unite! It’s Morphin’ Time! Join all of our Red Rangers from Ranger Legacy on a panel that’s all about the legendary leader of the Power Rangers! Talk about their time on the show, favorite moments, and more!

 

Host: Colin K. Bass
Panel Participants: Jason Faunt, Christopher Khayman Lee, Peter Sudarso



 

Otaku Comedy Tournament SHOWCASE 3:45 - 5:00 PM (Naruto Room)

OCT Finals puts Anime Riverside’s top comedians from the tryouts, head to head to impress the audience and find out who is truly the funniest Otaku of all time. Winner of this finals gets bragging rights for a year, and a Trophy, and a Prize. What is the prize? We have no idea! But there will be one!

 

Host: Lemar Harris

NEZUKO PANEL ROOM
SUNDAY 

Kids Can Cosplay 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM (Nezuko Room)

 

It’s true! Kids CAN cosplay! So grab your cosplayers in training and come check out this awesome panel! Learn about how to get kids started in cosplay and ask some questions to learn more about the community!

 

Host: Jay John
Panelists: Kids that can cosplay


 

The Voice Behind The Games 3:00 - 3:45 PM (Nezuko Room)

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a videogame voice actor? Then this panel is perfect for you! These professional voice actors have made their names known in anime AND video games! Come ask questions, learn more about the industry, and hear about their experiences as a videogame voice actor!

 

Host: Jeromy DeChant
Panel Participants: Sandy Fox, Jason Faunt


 

Prop Making: Built From Scratch 4:00 - 4:45 PM (Nezuko Room)


Join professional prop makers as they tell stories and answer your questions about getting into prop making! All levels of prop makers, cosplayers, or fans are welcome! Learn more about how to get started and all of the amazing places it can take you and your future projects!

Host: Tyler McPhail
Panel Participants: Joe Palone, Daniel Prime, Ivan Gonzalez

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