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

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

FULL PANEL SCHEDULE
ANIME RIVERSIDE 2024

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! 

Saturday Panels

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

MAIN STAGE (OUTSIDE PLAZA) 

Kaiju No. 8 Cast Panel - 1:00 PM
Main Stage


Calling all Kaiju No. 8 fans! Come join the three lead voice actors as they discuss their experiences working on the show and what we can expect in the future for Kaiju No. 8!

Host: Maddie Morrow

Panelists: Adam MacArthur, Nazeeh Tarsha, Katelyn Barr


Demon Slayer Cast Panel - 4:00 PM
Main Stage


Demon Slayer fans! Assemble! We have an epic lineup of some of your favorite characters from Demon Slayer! Learn about their experiences working on the show and what is coming up next for Tanjiro and company!

Host: Cali Tea

Panelists: Zach Aguilar, Bryce Papenbrook, Aleks Le, Greg Chun, Ray Chase, Max Mittelman

NARUTO PANEL ROOM A
SATURDAY 

Who's that Pokémon? - 11:00 AM *Interactive
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Pokemon fans! How well do you know your pokemon? Guess right and win awesome prizes! What’s better than that?

 

Host: Tyler McPhail (Anime Clash, Most Extreme Ranking Challenge

 

Being Silly Online: Overcoming Insecurities - 12:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Do you ever need a push or advice about letting loose and creating content on social media? Come and ask questions to our goofy panelists about how to be silly!

Host: Tyler McPhail

 

Panelists: Scuba Steph (@scuba.steph), Jose Estrada (@brownbakugo)

 

Cosplay Q&A - 1:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Cosplayers unite! We have a panel with amazing cosplayers who have great advice and discussions on bringing characters into the real world!


Host: Dustbunny Cosplay
 

Panelists: Dustbunnycosplay (@dustbunnycosplay), Ladie Toxie (@ladytoxie), RobinNerdyCosplay (@robinnerdycosplay),  Michelle Maka (@michellemaka_), York in a Box

 

“Dragon Ball: Son of Trunks” Episode 1 Screening - 2:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

The Next Generation of Dragon Ball is HERE! “Dragon Ball: Son of Trunks” is a fan made, live action web series that focuses on Vehan, the Son of Trunks and his battle against the Super Androids. Come watch the first look then stay after for FREEBIES and a Q&A with the cast and crew!
 

Host: Jimmy Arias
 

Panelists: Colin K. Bass, Chelton Perry, DJ Rivers, Emmi Xi, Ellie Haigh, Brennan Mejia, Nico Abiera

 

Fan Panel - Attack on Titan - 3:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

It's over, but the conversations aren't! Join Super-fan, Girls Got Rhythm, in an open forum about the beloved, titanic series!

 

Panelists: Girls Got Rhythm, Sonucktia, MagicalBlackGirl


 

Jojo Pose off Competition - 4:00 PM *Interactive/Huge Prize Competition
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Oh Dio, we are doing this?! Come compete against fellow attendees to become the best meme of Anime Riverside! How far can YOU lean?

 

Host: Matthew Johnson (@nerdy_bit)

 

Judges: RobinNerdyCosplay (@robinnerdycosplay), Lady Toxie (@ladytoxie), Hannah Elaine (@hannahelaine_xoxo)

 

Super Saiyan Scream-off Competition - 5:00 PM *Interactive
Naruto Panel Room A

 

We’ve all tried to go Super Saiyan, right? Do you have what it takes? Come scream and scare the Trunks off us with your mighty roars!

 

Judge: Santa-ku

 

Host: Matthew Johnson (@nerdy_bit)

 

My Hero Academia Open Auditions - 5:30 PM *Interactive/Huge Prize Competition
Naruto Panel Room A

 

We want Quirks! Are you good enough to join the ranks of UA with the mighty Deku and that purple weirdo?! Come audition and see if you are worthy to be a protector of the world in this plus-ultra competition! 

 

Host: Tyler McPhail (Anime Clash, Most Extreme Ranking Challenge)

 

UA Admission Judges: Michelle Maka (@michellemaka_), California Torry (@cali__tea), Dade Elza (@dadelza)

NEZUKO PANEL ROOM B
SATURDAY

Fan Panel - Hunter x Hunter - 11:00 AM
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

Are you a fan of the long-standing Hunter x Hunter show?! Come hang out and discuss with fellow fans and panelists!

 

Host: Jimmy Arias

 

Panelists: TJ Inguanzo, Dadtaku (@dadtaku), California Torry (@cali__tea)

 

"That's My Childhood!" - 12:00 PM
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

Dive into the exposure of anime throughout the years with our awesome panelists! From Toonami to Fox Kids to Blockbuster to Crunchyroll, how did YOU get into anime?

 

Host: Jimmy Arias

 

Panelists: Dustbunnycosplay (@dustbunnycosplay), Dadtaku (@dadtaku), Elaura Goesch, Ivan Gonzalez

 

Most Extreme Ranking Challenge - 2:00 PM
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

There is a list curated by the public of the dumbest anime protagonists! Can you and our panelists guess what the top 5 are? If our panelists guess wrong… they suffer a punishment!

 

Host: Tyler McPhail (Anime Clash, Most Extreme Ranking Challenge)

 

Panelists: Michelle Maka (@michellemaka_), California Torry (@cali__tea), Dadtaku (@dadtaku), AnaVoltage (@anavoltage), Matthew Johnson (@nerdy_bit)


 

Anime Clash - 3:00 PM *Interactive

Nezuko Panel Room B

 

Join some of the cast of Anime Fire’s “Anime Clash” on stage as we discuss what anime we need more episodes or a season! Bring us your arguments! Win prizes!

 

Panelists: Matthew Johnson (@nerdy_bit) and Sharra Lou (@claudedebutchy) 

 

Host: Tyler McPhail (Anime Clash, Most Extreme Ranking Challenge)

 

Super Dating Simulator - 4:30 PM
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

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!

 

Panelists: Coming Soon!


 

Standup Comedy (18+) - 6:00 PM
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

Are you a fan of Stand Up Comedy? Come sit down, relax, enjoy the show and watch people who are funnier than you be funny!

 

Host: Eric Bell (@bellcomedy)

SUNDAY PANELS

SUNDAY SCHEDULE

MAIN STAGE (OUTSIDE PLAZA)

Naruto Cast Panel - 1:00 PM
Main Stage


Can you believe we got all of these Naruto legends together on one panel?! Well… BELIEVE IT! Join the voice actors from Naruto as they discuss their experiences on the show and what’s next for them!

Host: Michelle Maka

Panelists: Maile Flanagan, Yuri Lowenthal, Kate Higgins, David Lodge, Debi Mae West, Tara Platt, Henry Dittman, Ben Diskin


Dragon Ball Cast Panel - 3:00 PM
Main Stage


Did Shenron just grant a wish? We have an amazing lineup of Dragon Ball voice actors all on one panel! Join us as we talk to the voice actors about their experiences on the show and what’s next for the world of Dragon Ball.

 

Host: Jimmy Arias
 

Panelists: Sean Schemmel, Christopher Sabat, Kyle Hebert, Dameon Clarke, Patrick Seitz

NARUTO PANEL ROOM A
SUNDAY 

Fan Panel - My Hero Academia - 11:00 AM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Come be plus ultra and quirk out with fellow fans and panelists in this fandom panel! Come ask questions or be a part of the conversation!

 

Host: Jimmy Arias

 

Panelists: TJ Inguanzo, Dadtaku (@dadtaku), PJ Megraw (@pj.megaw), Steven Zurita 


Fan Panel - Hazbin Hotel - 12:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Demons and fans are welcome to talk about the long-waited show with super-fans! Let's dive into the depths of Hazbin Hotel and make our hearts sing from geeking out!

 

Host: Maddie Morrow

 

Panelists: Ace (@lilacbroccolib) They/He, Harrison (@the_glitched_cosplay) They/Them, Christina (@christina.is.crafty) she/her, Lex (@theoneokaycosplayer) they/she

 

TMNT Meet and Greet - 1:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

Cowabunga! Come by and meet the elusive turtle pack IN PERSON! Get a high five, hug, or talk about pizza with your favorite ninja! Turtle Power!

 

Featuring: The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

 

TMNT Fan Panel - 2:00 PM
Naruto Panel Room A

 

There is so much happening in the TMNT fandom and world! Come unite with fellow turtleheads and discuss upcoming projects, fall down the nostalgia hole, or just show us your moves at this fandom panel! Maybe we can find out your favorite pizza toppings in the process!


Host: Jimmy Arias
 

Panelists: Colin K. Bass, Dade Elza, John Tieng, Michael Mittleider, Selwyn Huquierza

Representation in Media - 3:00 PM

Naruto Panel Room A

 

We can all agree representation matters! Especially in the media. Join our talented panelists as they talk about how important it is, especially in today’s society.

 

Host: AnaVoltage (@anavoltage)

 

Panelists: Ellie Haigh (@ellie_haigh_), Momo, Michelle Maka (@michellemaka_), California Torry (@cali__tea), Boaz Hernandez-Hosche (@kaklin117)

 

Open Lip Sync - 4:00 PM *Interactive
Naruto Panel Room A

 

We all love anime music, this is your time to be your own idol! Show us your moves!

 

Host: Tyler McPhail (Anime Clash, Most Extreme Ranking Challenge)

 

Strawhat Crew Open Auditions - 4:30 PM *Interactive/Huge Prize Competition
Naruto Panel Room A

 

The Straw Hat Pirates have 1 space left on their ship. Are you weird enough to join Luffy on his adventure to find the One Piece?! Show the judges hired by the wanted crew why you belong on the sea!

 

Host: Santa-Ku

 

Pirate Crew Staffing Agents: Michelle Maka (@michellemaka_), California Torry (@cali__tea), Hawkilles (@hawkilles_)

NEZUKO PANEL ROOM B
SUNDAY 

Traversing the World of Cosplay: A Cosplay Guidebook for Parents and Families - 11:00 AM
Nezuko Panel Room B


More info coming soon!


 

Voices in Video Games - 12:00 PM
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

Discussions and secrets behind the scenes of epic video games! Come and listen to our amazing guests talk about how they create immersion in the games we all love!

 

Host: Luis Gutierrez

 

Panelists: Robbie Daymond, David Sobolov, Joe Zieja




 

Am I Trash? An Audience Contest - 2:00 PM *Interactive/Trash Prize
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

We have to figure out what attendee has the trashiest favorite anime list! Are you that person? Come find out and win a trashy prize!

 

Host: Tyler McPhail (Anime Clash, Most Extreme Ranking Challenge)

 

$#!+ Talk 3: You're Not Invited - 4:30 PM *Interactive/18+
Nezuko Panel Room B

 

Do. Not. Come. #notinvited (18+)

Panelists: No one, leave us alone

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