San Francisco's Anime, Video Game, and Cartoon Convention!

January 25 & 26, 2014
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport

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2014 Registration

Attendee Registration
Register at the Convention! Online sales have ended, but at-door registration is still available.

Pre-Show Entertainment

Swap Meet
Friday night Swap Meet, from 8:30pm to 10:30pm!

Speedrunning!
Friday night Speedrunning demonstration, starting at 8:30pm!

Events

Career Development

Tired of the daily grind? Turn your hobby into your job! Get paid to do what you're already doing for free! These events are for those interested in career development and jobs in the animation and video game industries.

Breaking Into Voice Acting

With Adam Harrington, Erik Braa & Owen Thomas.
Sun at 4 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 2.
Also categorized as Guests, Industry, Panels.

Think you've got what it takes to become a professional voice actor? Learn the ins and outs of starting your voice acting career (and get the inside scoop on some of your favorite video games) from veteran voice actors Adam Harrington, Erik Braa & Owen Thomas (of League of Legends/The Walking Dead/The Sims/The Wolf Among Us/Bioshock/Assassin's Creed/Monkey Island/Rift/The Godfather/Star Trek Online/Back to the Future/Many More) and hosts of the video game voice acting Q&A show: "In the Booth With Adam & Erik (Featuring Owen's Corner)" Find out what it takes to break into the video game voice acting business from the voices behind some of your favorite gaming characters!

 

Comic Manga Production

With Tommy Yune (Creative Director at Harmony Gold USA).
Sat at 5 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.
Also categorized as Guests, Industry.

Tommy Yune, a veteran of hit comic franchises, such as Speed Racer, Robotech, Voltron, and Danger Girl, covers modern production techniques and new options available to aspiring creators as the industry undergoes a shift to digital media.

Digital Arting 101

With Christine Tsin (Production Artist at Bake450).
Sat at 1 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.

"Wacom" your way down to this panel and learn the basics of drawing in the digital age! Whether you're a casual artist or going pro, come in for tips, tricks, and tutorials! (Tablets not provided, but we encourage you to bring your sketchbooks and notes.)

Epic Resume Go!

With Steven Savage.
Sat at Noon for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.
Also categorized as Writing.

Get Geeky with your job search!  Steve Savage, the Geek Job Guru, discusses how to make that boring standby of the job search, the resume, into a creative writing exercise.  Get ready for the ultimate story - the one that gets you paid.

From Fan To Pro

With Steven Savage.
Sat at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.

Steve Savage, the Geek Job Guru, takes a hard look at how hobbies can improve your career.  Your fandom is the tool you need to unlock a real career in tough times and a crazy career market.

Geek Professional Networking

With Steven Savage.
Sat at 3 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.

For people serious about geek careers.  Wether you're an old pro or a new student, looking for talent for your Kickstarter, or seeking some new contracts, come together and connect! We're discussing careers, cooperation - and seeing how some of us might team up in the future

How Do I Tumblr? (16+)

With Noelle Stevenson (Illustrator).
Sun at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 4.
Also categorized as Guests, Writing.

Tumblr famous-person Noelle Stevenson (aka Gingerhaze), creator of The Broship of the Rings and one of the geniuses behind The Hawkeye Initiative, presents a brief primer on the do's and don't's of creating, sharing, finding and promoting fan content on the world wide web. WARNING: this panel may involve sexy fanart of attractive people.

Women in the Video Gaming Industry

With Jenny Ly (Business Development Account Manager at Wargaming.net).
Sat at 6 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.
Also categorized as Video Gaming, Industry.

As players and fans, we imagine the fame and glory associated with working at a prestigious video game company. Let's face it. Breaking into the video game industry isn't easy. Sometimes, it seems even harder if you're female. Join us for career advice and Q&A session with Jenny Ly, a Business Developer at Wargaming.net.

YouTubing Like A BOSS with Random Encounters

With Random Encounters.
Sun at 2 pm for 90 minutes.
In room Live Events 3.

You've got a cool video idea -- now it's time to get it seen! From writing and filming to distributing and merchandising, we're here to walk you through the ropes of becoming a professional YouTuber... and maybe just getting that corporate sponsorship or collab you've always dreamed of!