LVL UP EXPO Panels Schedule – Day 1
12:00 PM -1:00 PM RETRO GAMER GIRLS: GIRLS WHO GOT GAME
Join the Retro Gamer Girls as they discuss old school games, new games, and the return of their show.
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1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PRIMAL CARNAGE: GET YO DINO ON’
What’s better than kicking dinosaur butt as the legendary survivors of Primal Carnage? Kicking back with the brains behind the popular steam game!
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM RANDOM ENCOUNTERS: VIDEO GAME MUSICALS
Zelda, Team Fortress 2, Pokémon and more get a Disney musical makeover from the YouTube Otaku Team RANDOM ENCOUNTERS! Watch your favorite games become Broadway show-stoppers, from a Batman rock-opera to a Tim Burton-style Pac-Man musical! WARNING: This show contains catchy songs, nerdy humor and the dreaded Marshmallow Zone. Singalongs are welcome.
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM BEN RUIZ: THE MAKING OF AZTEZ
A history of the Aztez project; going from no game and no money to game and money with the game’s designer, Ben Ruiz, followed by a Q&A.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM VARIOUS COSPLAY STARS: BUILDING YOUR COSPLAY LIKE A (FINAL) BOSS
Hang out with the Cosplay Stars as they share details, tips, and tricks on constructing the most intricate costumes. A Q/A for the cosplayers at heart!
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM THE SWEET HEART CAFE: THE CHIBI LIVE SHOW W/ GAMES!
Join the Sweet Heart Cafe as they do a variety of performances and interactive games with the audience!
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM ROB MCCALLUM: THE NES CLUB!
Join host Rob McCallum, director of the upcoming video game documentary “The NES Club”, as he and special guests talk about the recent trend of video games as a subject matter in the media, why and how collecting has become more popular as of late.
8:45 PM – 9:45 PM JIM AND THEM: THE GREATEST SHOW ON THE EARTH (18+ ONLY!)
Jim and Them is a comedy, pop culture podcast that is guaranteed to shake you to your very core. Guarantee is not an actual guarantee. If you do one thing in your life eat a sandwich at the Hoagie Hut in Chicago. If you do two, come to this panel! Comedy so funny you refuse to laugh.
10:00 PM – 10:30 PM BRYNN: THE BEST GAMES THE U.S. NEVER SAW
From JRPGS to action platformers… Join Brynn once again, shooting down the list of the greatest Japanese video games that were never localized for american audiences.