CEOtaku 2019 Community Panels

For the first time ever, Community Panels will be at CEOtaku! This will include discussions, Q&As, contests, and love shows. It’s a great way for fans to connect with each other about their favorite topics in anime, fighting games, and Esports.

Check out the CEOtaku Panel Schedule!

Friday, September 27th

90S ANIME: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY

5:00pm to 6:00pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

The 1990s has produced some of the greatest anime of all time. But there’s also a few hidden gems, bad English dubs, and a few of the weirdest OVAs you’ve never seen.

Hosted by Sean “Onikuno” Forster

 

TEAM KAMENTARY PRESENTS: GETTING INTO KAMEN RIDER

6:15pm to 7:15pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Henshin! Onore Decado! Ore Sanjou! TAKATORABATTA! These are not just the strange ramblings of a crazy man, these are the sounds you will experience in one of the best shows on Japanese TV, Kamen Rider! Come join Team Kamentary as we show off some our favorite moments in our favorite series that’s readily available for you to watch for free and rivals most modern day anime in story quality! You do not want to miss this!

Hosted by Josh Steelman, Mike “Brotha Kyo” Burgess, Brandon Bernard, and John Merced

 

DRAGON BALL Z: PANEL OF THE GODS

7:30pm to 8:30pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

A panel for die hard Dragon Ball fans and those looking to get informed and learn more. We will cover all the current news in the fandom, the hype surrounding the FighterZ World Tour, and discuss all the production rumors for season two of Super.

Hosted by Ms. Valentine and John Merced

 

THE ANIME GAUNTLET: NAME THAT TUNE

9:00pm to 10:30pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

You know your anime tunes? And are you looking for a challenge? Come down and take your turn on the Anime Gauntlet–the hardest and most grueling anime name that tune game in the galaxy!

Hosted by B4U|RandomNinja and B4U|HypeCannon

 

Saturday, September 28th

BLACK STAR ANIME PRESENTS: THE BEST ANIME OF 2019 SO FAR

1:00pm to 2:30pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

There are about 200+ new anime coming out every year and 2019 is no different. It’s easy to get lost in the shuffle, so in this panel we will be discussing the best anime of 2019 so far, why you should you watch them!

Hosted by Black Star Anime

THIRTY YEARS AGO: ANIME IN 1989

2:45pm to 3:45pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Wow, can you believe it’s been 30 years since Goku became an adult or Ranma fell into that cursed spring? Join Daryl Surat of the Anime World Order Podcast, Otaku USA Magazine, & sometimes Anime News Network for a trip down memory lane as we check out anime from 1989 that are still noteworthy today.

Hosted by Daryl Surat of Anime World Order

HOW TO PLAN YOUR DREAM TRIP TO JAPAN

4:00pm to 5:00pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Have you ever wanted to travel to Japan but have been intimidated by the price tag or culture shock? Here’s everything you need to know about how to plan your trip and be prepared to have the best time of your life!

Hosted by Tina Fleming and Nick Brown

INTRO INTO SPORTS ANIME: THE HIDDEN GEMS GENRE

5:15pm to 6:15pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

The Sports Anime genre is one that does not receive as much credit as it deserves. Join us as we discuss why we love it, why it’s just as good as the others, and why every anime enthusiast should watch it!

Hosted by Black Star Anime

AWO PRESENTS: THE BEST FIGHTING ANIME NOT ON TOONAMI

6:30pm to 7:30pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Fighting anime has been around for a long time, but not all of it comes to our shores or gets much notice! Anime World Order will show you some of the best shows you might have not heard of and may become your new favorite.

Hosted by Gerald Rathkolb and Daryl Surat of Anime World Order

(UN)DEAD GAMES: WHAT GAMES CAN LEARN FROM THE ANIME FGC

7:45pm to 8:45pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Community Building Case-Study: Comparing the success of UNIST, Smash Bros, and what else the FGC can learn from the Anime Community

Hosted by David Wu

NAME THAT GAME - FIGHTING GAME EDITION

9:00pm to 10:00pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

The world-famous (sorta) video game trivia attraction is here! And with a special fighting game twist! Think you know your retro video games? Come on down to Name That Game and have a chance to win fabulous retro game themed prizes!

Hosted by B4U|RandomNinja and B4U|HypeCannon

WHOSE LINE IS IT ANIME? (18+)

 

10:30pm to 12:00am | Panel Room (Azalea)

Welcome to Whose Line is it Anime?! The show where everything is made up right before your eyes and the points matter as much as power levels in DBZ. Join us as our players create scenes inspired from your suggestions. You might even get to join in on the action onstage.

Hosted by Roberto Ramos and Loryn Rivera

Sunday, September 29th

FINDING FRAME DATA IN ARC SYSTEM WORKS GAMES

1:00pm to 2:00pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Want to get better at your favorite ASW games? shtkn shows you how to find frame data via video recordings, data mining, and combining them for greater effect.

Hosted by shtkn

WHAT THE COSPLAY?! PLAYING THE PART!

2:15pm to 3:45pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

Ever interact with a cosplayer only to feel like you’re talking to the ACTUAL character? Want to achieve that but not quite sure how to start? Well then this the panel for you! Your hosts, armed with a combined 16+ years of performance and cosplay experience, are here to guide you and give you tips and tricks on how to embody your favorite character and create amazing memories with fellow con-goers. We will be going over character research, mannerisms, some small improv activities, and more to help you achieve these goals. Let’s bring out the “play” in Cosplay.

Hosted by Daniel Martinez and Sasha Beers

FIGHTING GAME NAME THAT TUNE

4:00pm to 5:00pm | Panel Room (Azalea)

How well do you know your favorite fighting game soundtracks? We play a track, you name the game it’s from. Test your knowledge in FIVE time-attack rounds with different themes and win prizes.

Hosted by Ongaku Overdrive

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