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

January 31-February 1, 2015
Hyatt Regency Hotel
San Francisco Airport

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Friday Night Events

Swap Meet
Friday night Swap Meet, at 8:30pm

Super Smash Bros. Melee
Friday night video game tournament at 7pm

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

Events

Industry

Check out these one-of-a-kind opportunities to meet and talk with Animation Industry insiders, get the scoop on what's coming down the pipeline, and learn the tips and tricks of the trade!

A Pleasant Interlude With Happy Tree Friends

Happy Tree Friends
With Ken Pontac (Writer) & Warren Graff.
Sat at 4 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Guests, Panels.

Remember the first time you saw Happy Tree Friends, before you knew what the joke was? You kind of wondered what your friend who said, “Dude! You have to check this out!” was so excited about. It was just a bunch of cute little animals doing stupid things until, suddenly…something happened and you got the joke. Series writers Ken Pontac and Warren Graff LOVE to see people get the joke for the first time, so bring a friend who’s never seen the show, and blow their minds a little.

Crunchyroll Industry Panel

With Tiffany Chen (Marketing Manager at Crunchyroll) & Victoria Holden (Social Media Manager at Crunchyroll).
Sat at 2 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Anime, Panels.

Join the Crunchyroll staff as they share announcements, news, and insights into the world of international anime streaming!

Do Anime Conventions Have A Future?

With Kevin McKeever (Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold).
Sun at 3 pm for 120 minutes.
In room Events 3.
Also categorized as Fandom, Guests, Panels.

Can anime conventions survive, let alone grow, in this tough economy? Join Robotech.com's Vice President of Marketing Kevin McKeever for an in depth look at these issues and the surprising answer.

Robotech Industry Panel

With Kevin McKeever (Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold).
Sat at 5 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Anime, Guests, Panels.

Join Harmony Gold’s Kevin McKeever as he showcases all the latest live action and animated Robotech productions.

SEGA 3D Classics Remastering Masterpieces

With Sam Mullen (Localization Producer at SEGA of America) & Julian Mehlfeld (Community Manager at SEGA of America).
Sun at 11 am for 60 minutes.
In room Events 1.
Also categorized as Panels.

Join SEGA as they walk you through the magic of the SEGA 3D Classics, which include games such as Sonic The Hedgehog, Space Harrier, and Streets of Rage, and learn about the level of detail that has gone into recreating these classic titles in 3D, now available on Nintendo 3DS. Topics include transforming 2D to 3D, recreating arcade machines, and other SEGA tidbits.

Sekai Project Industry Panel

With Christopher Ling (Co-Founder at Sekai Project) & Raymond Qian (Co-Founder at Sekai Project).
Sat at 6 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Anime, Panels.

Sekai Project is an upcoming localization company that focuses on Japanese media content. From manga to visual novels, we are out there to look for the next big thing. This panel is covering current and upcoming projects.

The End Of The Anime Industry As We Know It

With Kevin McKeever (Vice President of Marketing at Harmony Gold).
Sat at 3 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 3.
Also categorized as Panels.

Over the past 3 years fans have watched in horror as reports of layoffs, production cutbacks and corporate failures have hit the anime industry. Fans are now asking: Does the industry have a bright future? Join Harmony Gold’s Vice President of Marketing, Kevin McKeever as he shows how the industry got here and where it is going. 

Working in the Anime Industry

With Tiffany Chen (Marketing Manager at Crunchyroll), Victoria Holden (Social Media Manager at Crunchyroll), Evan Minto (Programmer/Journalist) & Natalie Szweda (Crunchyroll).
Sun at 1 pm for 60 minutes.
In room Events 2.
Also categorized as Anime, Panels.

Interested in what it's like to turn your hobby into a career? Meet with staff from Crunchyroll, ranging from marketers to engineers, as they share their secrets on how to get a job in the industry and what's it's like to live the anime life!