Sacramento Programming

 
 
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
👑 Main Stage: Rm 203/204 🎙️ Stage Two: Rm 202
💌 Speed Dating: Rm 104 🎲 Tabletop Gaming Room: Rm 103

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Friday
Time Event Room
All Day Volunteers to Check-In and Out Of Their Shifts Here Room 101
All Day Quiet Room - Come and relax in a quiet space. Open 3:00pm - 8:00pm Room 102
3:00 pm TABLETOP GAMING OPEN
3:00 - 7:30 PM
Our Tabletop Gaming Room will be open during the entire event! Bring your cards, tiles, dice, maps, books, boards, markers, and cones! All games, all day long!
🎲 Tabletop Gaming Room
4:00 pm Spotlight - Neal Adams: Why Comic Books Will Only Get Bigger, No Matter What Critics Say Main Stage 👑
  Shooting Cosplay - Capturing the Dynamism
Luke Cheng from Luke Cheng is the Blacksheep Photography goes through Tips from a Pro: How to Maximize your Cosplay Shoot
🎙️Stage Two
5:00 pm Boondock Saints - Sean Patrick Flannery & David Della Rocco Main Stage 👑
  From Midtown to Tokyo: A CSUS Grad in Japan's Manga Industry
A question-and-answer session with Sacramento State alumnus Glenn Kardy (Journalism 1987), who launched Manga University in Japan 20 years ago and has developed it into the world’s leading publisher of English-language educational manga.
🎙️Stage Two
  SPEED DATING
5:00-6:30 PM
Tired of being single? Looking for a fellow superfan? Try our speed dating! We will guide you through a series of 5 minute dates, see who you clicked with and give you the tools to go forward! It's tons of fun, it works, and you should try it!
💌 Speed Dating
6:00 pm Getting started in Cosplay in your 40s, 50s and 60s
Get information from an older cosplayer that started late in life and is having a great time - also learn from others cosplayers how to avoid pitfalls and mistakes and where to find help when you need it.
🎙️Stage Two

After-hours event:

Drink & Draw!
Drawing challenges for prizes and fun from 8-10 on Friday night in the Green Room!

Saturday
Time Event Room
All Day Volunteers to Check-In and Out Of Their Shifts Here Room 101
All Day Quiet Room - Come and relax in a quiet space. Open 10:00am - 7:00pm Room 102
10:00 am TABLETOP GAMING OPEN
10:00 AM- 6:30 PM
Our Tabletop Gaming Room will be open during the entire event! Bring your cards, tiles, dice, maps, books, boards, markers, and cones! All games, all day long!
🎲 Tabletop Gaming Room
11:00 am Jason David Frank - The Green Ranger lives on! Main Stage 👑
  SPEED DATING
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tired of being single? Looking for a fellow superfan? Try our speed dating! We will guide you through a series of 5 minute dates, see who you clicked with and give you the tools to go forward! It's tons of fun, it works, and you should try it!
💌 Speed Dating
12:00 pm Walking Dead Spotlight - Chandler Riggs & Friends
Watch for surprise guests!
Main Stage 👑
  Building Star Wars with the 501st Legion
The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer organization formed for the express purpose of bringing together costume enthusiasts under a collective identity within which to operate. The Legion seeks to promote interest in Star Wars through the building and wearing of quality costumes with the support of Disney/LFL, and to facilitate the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events as well as contributions to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work with the community.
🎙️Stage Two
1:00 pm Spotlight - Michael Rooker Main Stage 👑
  SPEED DATING
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tired of being single? Looking for a fellow superfan? Try our speed dating! We will guide you through a series of 5 minute dates, see who you clicked with and give you the tools to go forward! It's tons of fun, it works, and you should try it!
💌 Speed Dating
2:00 pm Spotlight - Smallville Main Stage 👑
  Horror & Zombies within Pop Culture and Cosplay
We produce family friendly community events, after hours nightclub parties, haunts and horror concept events, as well as film, television, and various internet media. Zombie Club has collaborated with the likes of San Francisco Dungeon, Monsterpalooza, and several large Comic-Con and Pop Culture Conventions.
🎙️Stage Two
3:00 pm Spotlight - Robert Englund Main Stage 👑
  Chew On This: A Nerds United Podcast
A panel about the importance about diversity and inclusion. What Hollywood gets right and what it gets wrong.
🎙️Stage Two
4:00 pm Spotlight - Bruce Campbell Main Stage 👑
  Mighty League of Acceptance - Using Pop Culture to Engage and Educate about Autism
Chances are you know someone on the autism spectrum but don’t really understand what being autistic means. In this session our team will bust the myths, replace fear with wonder through their personal narratives and Geek Club Books’ unique pop-culture, comic book autism awareness education.
🎙️Stage Two
5:00 pm SPEED DATING
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Tired of being single? Looking for a fellow superfan? Try our speed dating! We will guide you through a series of 5 minute dates, see who you clicked with and give you the tools to go forward! It's tons of fun, it works, and you should try it!
💌 Speed Dating
6:00 pm Anime Club at Sacramento City College
We are college students who have a love for anime, creating art, and conventions. As such, we make decisions about ourselves, our friends, and what we do. This what a college anime club group is like.
🎙️Stage Two

After-hours event:

COSTUME CONTEST on the Main Stage 👑 - starts at 7:00 pm

Sunday
Time Event Room
All Day Volunteers to Check-In and Out Of Their Shifts Here Room 101
All Day Quiet Room - Come and relax in a quiet space. Open 10:00am - 4:00pm Room 102
10:00 am TABLETOP GAMING OPEN
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Our Tabletop Gaming Room will be open during the entire event! Bring your cards, tiles, dice, maps, books, boards, markers, and cones! All games, all day long!
🎲 Tabletop Gaming Room
11:00 am Sean Gunn and Chris Sullivan Talk GOTG, Gilmore Girls, This Is Us and more Main Stage 👑
  CAUSEplay
This panel will talk about how we can make a difference and brighten people’s lives through cosplay. We will talk about our visits to children’s hospitals, community events and helping make wishes come true, like taking chronically sick children to a movie with their superhero. We will discuss the costuming standards and visit criteria we require of our members so that we can give kids the gift of meeting their superhero while maintaining all necessary protocols required by the hospitals. Come, see how people are taking cosplay to the next level and becoming a positive force in our community!
🎙️Stage Two
  SPEED DATING
11:00 - 12:30 PM
Tired of being single? Looking for a fellow superfan? Try our speed dating! We will guide you through a series of 5 minute dates, see who you clicked with and give you the tools to go forward! It's tons of fun, it works, and you should try it!
💌 Speed Dating
12:00 pm Spotlight - Holly Marie Combs Main Stage 👑
  Bella Twins - Brie & Nikki Bella 🎙️Stage Two
1:00 pm Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Clare Kramer, James Marsters, and Charisma Carpenter Main Stage 👑
  What's Cooking At Manga University
A discussion and demonstration featuring recipes from the award-winning “Manga Cookbook” and “Manga Cookbook Vol. 2.” Learn how to make Japan’s favorite fast foods— onigiri and oshinko— right at home in your own kitchen! Presented by MU’s Glenn Kardy.
🎙️Stage Two
  SPEED DATING
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tired of being single? Looking for a fellow superfan? Try our speed dating! We will guide you through a series of 5 minute dates, see who you clicked with and give you the tools to go forward! It's tons of fun, it works, and you should try it!
💌 Speed Dating
2:00 pm Spotlight - Christian Kane Main Stage 👑
  Why Fandom and Shipping Matter
Why do we ship and what makes it so worth it? The editors behind Zimbio’s annual TV Couples March Madness Challenge will be joined by Ship It author and Riverdale writer Britta Lundin to discuss the evolution of fandoms and shipping — and explore the good and ugly sides of them. Complimentary book giveaway to the first 30 fans. Book signing to follow.
🎙️Stage Two
2:45 pm Britta LundinBook Signing!
Sunday from 2:45 to 3:45 Room 105.
Following Zimbio's “Why Fandom and Shipping Matter” panel, Riverdale screenwriter Britta Lundin will sign copies of her new book Ship It. Complimentary books will be given away beforehand to the first 30 fans who arrive at the panel. Books will be available for purchase at the book signing.

About Ship It:
"Claire is a sixteen-year-old fangirl obsessed with the show Demon Heart. Forest is an actor on Demon Heart who dreams of bigger roles. When the two meet at a local Comic-Con panel, it’s a dream come true for Claire. Until the Q&A, that is, when Forest laughs off Claire’s assertion that his character is gay. Claire is devastated. After all, every last word of her super-popular fanfic revolves around the romance between Forest’s character and his male frenemy. She can’t believe her hero turned out to be a closed-minded jerk. Forest is mostly confused that anyone would think his character is gay. Because he’s not. Definitely not. Unfortunately for Demon Heart, when the video of the disastrous Q&A goes viral, the producers have a PR nightmare on their hands. In order to help bolster their image within the LGBTQ+ community-as well as with their fans-they hire Claire to join the cast for the rest of their publicity tour. What ensues is a series of colorful Comic-Con clashes between the fans and the show that lead Forest to question his assumptions about sexuality and help Claire come out of her shell. But how far will Claire go to make her ship canon? To what lengths will Forest go to stop her and protect his career? And will Claire ever get the guts to make a move on Tess, the very cute, extremely cool fanartist she keeps running into? Ship It is a funny, tender, and honest look at all the feels that come with being a fan."
Room 105
3:00 pm Body Image, Acceptance and Diversity in Cosplay and Pop Culture
Come and chat with Marisa Garcia, the creator of Chunky Girl Comics and her crew about celebrating the differences in all of us that make cosplay so fantastic! We will also talk about the challenges and the struggles of dealing with body image issues and how we can triumph in what can be a cruel world. Laughs, silliness and audience participation requested!
🎙️Stage Two