Panels

Friday

1:00 PM

Panel Room A

Intro to Competitive Overwatch

David Hsu | Maynard Malic | Hector Gutierrez

Looking for the right push to get started or stuck in “ELO Hell?” Whether you’re a total novice or seasoned player, all are welcome. Join our panel as we cover configurations, strategies, hero choices and ways to improve that can help you climb in ranked play!

Rating: Teen

1:00 PM

Panel Room B

Raising Money and Building Indie Games

Mark Crowe | Chris Pope

This panel features partners, Mark Crowe and Chris Pope as they discuss their experience of raising $539,767 on Kickstarter along with the process of creating and releasing Indie games on multiple platforms.

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Panel Room A

Cosplay Basics

Samantha Kitts | Amber Brite | Stevie Brown | Matthew Hunt

So you want to take your love of your favorite video game character to the next level… but you’re not sure where to start. You’ve come to the right panel!

We’ll discuss: tools, materials, safety and common techniques for beginner costumers who want to tackle their first game themed cosplay!

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Panel Room B

The Walking Dead Panel

Melissa Hutchison | Dave Fennoy

Meet Dave Fennoy the voice of Lee Everett, and Melissa Hutchison the voice of Clementine as they share experiences being a part of The Walking Dead game by Telltale Games.

Rating: Everyone

4:00 PM

Panel Room A

The Glorious Scores of Gaming: A Tribute to Music in Gaming

Joey Niles | Josh Etzel | Chris Niles

We all heard the term “graphics make the game”… But what about the music? How it resonated with our tears with Aerith’s theme or how it pumped us up with Halo’s Mjölnir mix, music in gaming is powerful and The Cookie Crusaders want to show you how it affects your gaming experience!

Rating: Everyone

4:00 PM

Panel Room B

Meet Quinton Flynn

Quinton Flynn

Meet veteran voice actor Quinton Flynn as he shares his experiences voicing great gaming characters including: Axel from the Kingdom Hearts series, Silver the Hedgehog, Raiden from the Metal Gear series and more.

Rating: Everyone

5:00 PM

Main Stage

YouTube Panel Q&A

Andre Meadows | Pat Contri | Ian Ferguson | Game Sack | AntDude | Billy | Wood Hawker | 8-bit Eric

Join some YouTube personalities in a Q&A session.

Rating: Everyone

5:30 PM

Panel Room A

The Gaming Discourse: Top 10 Games of All-Time

Tyler Freader | Connor Freader | Deric Bagby | Richard De La Cruz

We’re starting with a blank canvas; a list of 10 empty slots that we need you to fill! An audience member suggests a game that should be on the list and why. Once a game is suggested, the audience votes. If approved, it goes on the list. If the audience thinks it should be higher, it goes even higher.

Rating: Everyone

5:30 PM

Panel Room B

Meet Mark Meer

Mark Meer

Meet Mark Meer who has voiced Commander Shepard from the Mass Effect series and more.

Rating: Everyone

7:00 PM

Room A

Let’s Play an Eroge

Michael Spadafore | Anthony Borrego

School girls, monster girls, magical girls oh my! Join in on this edition of Let’s play an eroge and find out which we’ll be dealing with this time! This panel is an interactive play through of the an eroge visual novel.

Rating: Mature

7:00 PM

Room B

Meet Andre from Black Nerd Comedy

Andre Meadows

Join Andre from Black Nerd Comedy for a Q&A, live rants, theme song sing-alongs and 80s & 90s nostalgia

Rating: Everyone

8:30 PM

Panel Room A

Fun with X-Ray and Vav!

Beau Shapiro | Snow Velarde | Kellan Velarde | Laura Knapp | Jason Todd

Remember the amazing superheroes X-Ray and Vav? Of course you don’t, no one does! Come join these unlikely heroes and their friends (and foes) for a panel of fun, games, and mayhem.

Rating: Everyone

8:30 PM

Panel Room B

Auction

Take a chance and bid on some one of a kind items.

10:00 PM

Panel Room A

Blurry Rick F’s Up Anime

Hector Palacios | Brian Paul

Have you heard of backroom casting couch? Do you just want a really good laugh? Come join us as we will be showcasing anime being re-dubbed with the most hilarious casting director in porn, “Rick.” He will be talking to various anime girls, who knows, maybe he’ll be seducing one of your waifus.

Rating: Mature

Saturday

10:00 AM

Panel Room A

Magic: The Gathering Deck Building 101

Arthur Reyes | Ashleigh Feiring | Tevis Campbell

This panel will be a discussion of tips and tricks to get started with building one’s Magic deck!

Rating: Everyone

10:00 AM

Main Stage

Just Dance

Bring the family together and let your children battle it out with their wicked dance moves! Who gets that final slice of pizza at tonight’s dinner?

The winner of Just Dance, that’s who!

Rating: Everyone

10:15 AM

Panel Room B

The Completely Unnecessary Podcast with Pat and Ian

Pat Contri | Ian Ferguson

Join Pat and Ian for a live recording of their Completely Unnecessary Podcast.

Rating: Everyone

11:30 AM

Panel Room A

NES Games You (Probably) Haven’t Played

Jeffrey Wittenhagen

Going in line with his latest published book release, NES Oddities & the Homebrew Revolution, Jeffrey Wittenhagen is going to dive down the NES rabbit hole and talk about games that you probably haven’t played. From brand new NES homebrew Games to Japanese Famicom games that do not require Japanese knowledge to enjoy, there will be a lot of interesting and unique games discussed.

Will Jeffrey have a special guest from the convention with him? He always does! The question is, who will it be?

Rating: Everyone

11:30 AM

Panel Room B

The Orange Box Panel

Ellen McLain | John Patrick Lowrie

Meet husband and wife duo Ellen McLain and John Patrick Lowrie as they share their experiences voicing numerous characters from The Orange Box games, as well as other Valve games.

Rating: Everyone

11:30 AM

Main Stage

Disney Divas Wanted: A Sing-A-Long

Anita Marie Abundis | Meghan Cunningham | Amy Carlson

Do your latent diva tendencies come out when your favorite Disney jam comes up on your iPod? Do you “Let It Go” in the shower? Do you sing “You’re Welcome” instead of saying it? Come sing-a-long or get-your-diva-on with Very Awesome Girls PHX!

Rating: Everyone

1:00 PM

Panel Room A

Gaming Grills

Kansas Spence | Kim Merlos | Joanne Cervantes | Joyce Tammany | Krystal Murray

Join a panel of female gamers as we talk about video games, table top, TCGs, and other fun gaming. Anything from awesome wins to salty business, come join us for a great time!

Rating: Everyone

1:00 PM

Panel Room B

Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary Reunion

Daniel Pesina | Kerri Ann Hoskins | John Parrish | Brian Glynn | Dr. Phillip Ahn | Lia Montelongo

Mortal Kombat turns 25 years old this year, and join Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, Sub Zero, Scorpion, Smoke, Reptile), Kerri Ann Hoskins (Sonja Blade), John Parrish (Jax), Dr. Phillip Ahn (Shang Tsung), Brian Glynn (Shao Kahn), and Lia Montelongo (Sindel, Sareena, and Tanya), as they discuss and share their memories being a part of the classic franchise.

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Panel Room B

The Voices of Overwatch, Fallout 4, World of Warcraft and More

Anjali Bhimani | Carolina Ravassa | Josh Petersdorf

Meet Anjali Bhimani (Symmetra), Carolina Ravassa (Sombra), and Josh Petersdorf (Roadhog) as they talk about their experiences beign a part of Overwatch.

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Panel Room A

Cosplaying Video Game Aliens

Samantha Kitts | Lina Dawson | Amber Brite | Stevie Brown | Matthew Hunt

Cosplay is always challenging, but when you throw an alien into the mix… well, you sometimes get more than you bargained for.

Join us as we discuss how to get started with video game-alien cosplays, what you can do to “fake” an effect, and the common methods used to create out of this world costumes.

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Main Stage

Meet Phil Moore

Phil Moore

Join Phil Moore as he shares his experiences hosting Nickelodeon’s classic Nick Arcade.

Rating: Everyone

4:00 PM

Panel Room A

See No Gaming Live

Nesto | Jared | Loyal | Josh

See No Gaming is a YouTube show made by the Blank Trigger Gamer where one person is playing a video game blindfolded, while another person is guiding him through the game by yelling out commands. First watch a demonstration of this hilarious setup and then they’ll put the audience behind the wheel, blindfolded!

Rating: Everyone

4:00 PM

Panel Room B

Voices of Video Games – Part 1

Patricia Summersett | Melissa Hutchison | Ellen McLain | Dave Fennoy | Mark Meer

Join Patricia Summersett, Dave Fennoy, Melissa Hutchison, Mark Meer, and Ellen McLain as they share their experiences voicing some of the most iconic gaming characters around.

Rating: Everyone

5:00 PM

Panel Room B

Cosplay Family Showcase

Khainsaw | Amanda Hosler | Courtney Fishell

Don’t want to compete in the cosplay contest, but still want show off your costume? Strut your stuff in the cosplay showcase! This family friendly event will be happening on the mainstage directly before the cosplay contest! No pre-registration required.

Rating: Everyone

5:30 PM

Panel Room A

Building a Social Media Following Using Storytelling

Jesse Lobell | Basia Gilles | TJ Kenger | Saba Ebrahim

Storytelling as an art form has existed since before recorded history and storytellers have been popular just as long. Whether you’ve started a YouTube channel or love taking photos of your gaming collection, the panelists will explain the potential of using storytelling and Instagram to quickly grow your audience! Join @Sabotage64, @NintendoStory, and @Nexxtgamefinds, hear some of the engaging stories that have put them on the map, and tell some stories of your own! Plus, a big Nintendo 64 Giveaway!

Rating: Everyone

5:30 PM

Main Stage

Making Video Games with the CollectorVision Games Team

John Lester | Jean-François Dupuis | Toby St-Aubin | Russ Kumro | Ben Allen

Join the team at CollectorVision Games as they discuss and share their experiences making new games for old systems. Also get an exclusive first look at their upcoming game Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan coming out soon for modern consoles.

Rating: Everyone

6:00 PM

Panel Room B

Cosplay Contest

Khainsaw | Amanda Hosler | Courtney Fishell

Game On Expo is proud to bring back the cosplay contest! The cosplay contest is an award show celebrating craftsmanship and cosplaying talent!

Rating: Everyone

7:00 PM

Panel Room A

Chronopolis – The Story of the Chrono Series

Joey Niles | Josh Etzel | Chris Niles

The game Chrono Trigger and its counterpart Chrono Cross are legendary games of a long, bygone “time.” Gripping time periods and worlds. Strange and unique characters. Grandiose storyline and subplot. Both are littered with these gems that make a magnificent JRPG. Join The Cookie Crusaders as they explain what made these games so groundbreaking.

Rating: Everyone

7:00 PM

Main Stage

Meet Norm the Gaming Historian

Norman Caruso

Meet Norm the Gaming Historian, he’ll discuss the history of video games.

Rating: Everyone

8:30 PM

Panel Room A

Backroom Casting Couch Bros. & Friends

Hector Palacios | Brian Paul

A spin-off of “Backroom Rick Invades Waifus”, our casting director Rick has some help from his associates and other perverts to assist in talking to sexy anime girls. Special guests include: Alex Jones, Chris Hansen, Charlie Sheen & more.

Rating: Mature

8:30 PM

Panel Room B

Meet Game Sack

Joe Redifer | Dave White

Meet Joe and Dave from their YouTube show Game Sack.

Rating: Everyone

10:00 PM

Panel Room A

On The Spot: Game On Edition

Kellan Velarde | Snow Velarde | Nina Nguyen

Based off of the incredible Rooster Teeth game show, we bring you On The Spot: Game On Edition! This panel will be full of improv games and wacky fun!

Rating: Everyone

10:00 PM

Panel Room B

From Dreams to Games: How We Made Homebrews

DJ Medina | Kyle Thompson

DJ Medina is the head of Saru Studio, LLC, responsible for exciting new TurboGrafx-16 homebrews, including the highly anticipated Henshin Engine and Lucretia. DJ is an artist by trade, but recruited a team of programmers to turn Henshin Engine into a reality. Kyle Thomson the programmer on the homebrew Catastrophy, a HuCard release anticipated for 2018. He has no art skills, so through the online forum Duophile, met an artist to help him make his dream of a game come true.

Rating: Everyone

Sunday

10:00 AM

Panel Room A

Intro to Magic: The Gathering

Arthur Reyes | Ashleigh Feiring | Tevis Campbell

This panel will be an introduction to Magic: The Gathering for anyone interested learning what it’s all about. We’ll go over the premise, basic rules, styles of play, etc.

Rating: Everyone

10:00 AM

Main Stage

Wipeout

Erick Biez

Have you ever watched an obstacle course TV show and wanted to participate? Here’s your chance in this child-friendly video game against other kids and possible friends on the big screen!

Rating: Everyone

10:15 AM

Panel Room B

Sierra On-Line and the Making of Space Quest

Chris Pope | Mark Crowe

Join Mark Crowe(Two Guys From Andromeda) along with his now game developer partner Chris Pope(aka “The SpacePope”) as they talk about both the company that once was Sierra On-Line along with the creation of one of the most iconic adventure game franchises ever released, the Space Quest series.

Rating: Everyone

11:30 AM

Panel Room A

Guild Management 101

Luis M. Vila | Lisha Vila | Angelo Vila

Join the GMs of the prestigious World of Warcraft guild: Legends Anonymous. They will share the secrets to their success and show panel attendees how to create guilds, manage guilds, and become a more valuable guild member!

Topics will include: developing mission statements, guild recruitment, community building, setting goals, amongst others that can apply to not only World of Warcraft but any MMO on the market today.

Rating: Everyone

11:30 AM

Panel Room B

Meet Patricia Summersett, the new voice of Zelda

Patricia Summersett

Meet Patricia Summersett, the voice actor for Princess Zelda from the new game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Rating: Everyone

11:30 AM

Main Stage

Meet Jason “Metal Jesus”

Jason

Meet Jason “Metal Jesus,” as he talks about his YouTube channel, music, and for a Q&A session.

Rating: Everyone

1:00 PM

Panel Room A

CraigslistGameFinds Live with Fanta and White

Austin Cook | Brian White

Go game hunting with Fanta and White at Game On Expo!

Rating: Everyone

1:00 PM

Panel Room B

Champion Spotlight and Q&A with Four Different Nintendo and Sega Champions

Thor Aackerlund | John Goldberg | Mike Iarossi | Chris Tang | Dorion Whitlock

Learn from the best competitive champions, as Thor Aackerlund (original 1990 Nintendo World Champion), John “Numbers” Goldberg (2015 Nintendo World Champion), Mike Iarossi (1990 Nintendo PoweFest champion), Chris Tang (1994 Sega Rock the Rock Champion and NWC finalist), and Dorion Whitlock (PowerFest finalist) as they discuss their experiences with these classic tournaments. This is the first time ever that all these gaming champions have been together.

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Panel Room A

Overwatch: Omnics are Friends

Courtney Fishell | Alex Davis | Sarah Gange

An interactive, fan-run panel on Overwatch gaming, fan theories, tactics, and more.

Rating: Everyone

2:30 PM

Panel Room B

Voices of Video Games – Part 2

Anjali Bhimani | Josh Petersdorf | Carolina Ravassa | John Patrick Lowrie | Quinton Flynn

Meet Anjali Bhimani, Josh Petersdorf, Carolina Ravassa, John Patrick Lowrie, and Quinton Flynn as they talk about their experiences voicing some of the most iconic gaming characters.

Rating: Everyone

4:00 PM

Panel Room A

Fallout Fans Unite: Costume and Props Panel

Victoria Frias | Danielle Litchfield | Allen Amis | Victoria Theirin | Brian Reese | David Miller

Hello Wastelanders! Are you a fan of the Fallout video game series? Are you looking to take your fandom to the next level with Fallout inspired costumes, weapons, and props? Vault dwellers, ghouls, super mutants, and raiders are welcome to attend. So drop your Nuka Cola, consult your Pip-Boy and head over to this panel.

Rating: Everyone

4:00 PM

Panel Room B

Game Hunting with The Game Chasers and Friends

The Game Chasers | AntDude | Wood Hawker | 8-bit Eric

Hang out with Billy and Jay from The Game Chasers, AntDude, Wood from Beat’em Ups, and 8-bit Eric and listen to their wild game hunting stories, and wild shenanigans.

Rating: Mature

4:00 PM

Main Stage

POLYMEGATM

Meet Bryan and Eric Co-Founders of the new Polymega console as they discuss more about this new system. Re-think everything you know about playing retro games in your modern living room and say hello to POLYMEGATM, the world’s first modular HD retro game console. We built POLYMEGATM so that you can have a modern gaming experience with all your favorite classic game cartridges, disc games, and accessories in 1080p HD without the clutter and sub-par video quality of using the old retro systems. It’s modular, so you can play an ever-growing list of classic game cartridge-based systems the way they were meant to be played – with minimal lag and with universal compatibility.

Rating: Everyone