Super Dimension Fortress Macross and the 80's Idol Phenomenon
When SDF Macross premiered in 1982, the Japanese 80’s Idol phenomenon was in full swing! Panelists Richard Clark (Gubabalog) and Leonardo Flores (CollectionDX) discuss the 60’s origins of the Idol and how the early 80s careers of Akina Nakamori and Seiko Matsuda helped to influence Macross!
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Making Macross: How Fans Worked On An Official Walkure Production
Veteran Super Dimension Convention panelists Leonardo Flores and Richard Clark walk us through the panel about what the title says.
1:30pm - 2:30pm
Macross Plus Part 4: The Inside Story with LES CLAYPOOL III
What happens when you're dubbing a four episode OVA and the last one is delivered
without ANY AUDIO? Join Les Claypool, whose decades long anime career includes
everything from Akira to Wings of Honneamise, as he discusses how episode four of "Macross Plus" almost didn’t happen, what he had to do to make sure that it did, and why a second English dub occurred four years later.
2:30pm - 4:00pm PANEL
4:00pm - 5:00pm AUTOGRAPHS
Special Guests TAKUMI YAMAZAKI and TSUTOMU TAKAYAMA
Join veteran Macross voice actors Takumi Yamazaki (Isamu Dyson, Macross Plus) and Tsutomu Takayama (Hibiki Kanzaki, Macross II) for a special panel followed by an autograph session!
5:00pm - 6:30pm
XAOS: A Macross Tribute Band
Our annual tradition of musical performances returns with our very own Macross live tribute band, "Xaos," featuring the vocals of OkitaSemi, Eririn and hot off of their California Tokyo Blast! tour, special guests PhEri
6:30pm - 7:15pm
Super Dimension Idol Contest
Our annual Idol Contest! Fans show off their costumes and talent to put on a show unlike any other!
7:15pm - 7:45pm
Special Performance by PhEri
A Japanese idol duo based in California, PhEri seeks to bring out the melodies and courage from their hearts to enchant audiences with rainbow colored songs and charming dances!
7:45pm - 8:00pm
Idol and Contest Winners Announced!
The results are in (or, at least they will be) for Idol Contest, as well as the Drawing Contest! Who will be crowned this year's Mister or Miss Macross?
9:00pm - 1:00am
We're not done yet! Join us for the after-party at the nearby Torrance Marriott.