Friday Schedule

= special guest panel

10:00 AM

Arcade
Room: Arcade
Time: 10:00 AM6:30 PM
Registration & Con Store
Room: Lobby
Time: 10:00 AM7:00 PM

11:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 11:00 AM11:30 AM
Northwest IdolFest is BACK! Come join us as we…Northwest IdolFest is BACK! Come join us as we kick off the party and introduce you to our guests. Get ready to have an awesome weekend filled with music, friendship, and all things idols.

11:30 AM

Vendor Hall
Room: Vendor Hall
Time: 11:30 AM6:00 PM
Introduction to Wotagei: Call and Mix Culture
Room: Class A
Time: 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Panelists: ashes
Ever wonder what's going on with those specific…Ever wonder what's going on with those specific chants people shout during concerts? Did the "Pomu mix" make you really curious, and now you want to learn more? Join ashes in a deep dive into idol concert and anime club culture and ask whatever burning questions you may have, including about whatever "yeah tiger" means.
BanG Dream Combo Challenge
Room: Break Room
Time: 11:30 AM12:30 PM
Panelists: SBphiloz4
How good are you in BanG Dream? Bring your friends…How good are you in BanG Dream? Bring your friends and work as a team to complete a Bingo card by obtaining full combos in songs. All participants have a chance to win prizes!

12:30 PM

Name That Idol Tune
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 12:30 PM1:30 PM
Panelists: SBphiloz4
How well do you know songs from your favorite idol…How well do you know songs from your favorite idol franchises? Join SBphiloz4 and test your music knowledge for a fun time and a chance to win some prizes!

1:00 PM

Intro to Competing in Cosplay
Room: Class A
Time: 1:00 PM2:00 PM
Panelists: Luluko
Get ready to sparkle on stage at your first…Get ready to sparkle on stage at your first masquerade! This panel breaks down everything you need to know about cosplay competitions from beginning to end. Hosted by Luluko, a decorated competitor, experienced judge, and Chief of Staff for Crunchyroll-Hime's Cosplay Cup.

2:00 PM

ELLAGARDEN
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Panelists: ELLAGARDEN
The tiger. It is singing idol music covers. It is…The tiger. It is singing idol music covers. It is MIXing. Yes. YES. The tiger is out. (by Nael, age 6; Ella, age [redacted]) Join Ella for a high-energy performance followed by a meet & greet! Penlights encouraged.
Iyashikei - The Power of Healing
Room: Class A
Time: 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Panelists: Kyle
A short journey through the genre of healing…A short journey through the genre of healing anime, and why it hurts so good. With a focus on idol series, we'll discuss the psychology and entertainment value for this niche inside the slice of life genre, and how it deals with conflict, pain and growth.

3:00 PM

Starshine Maid Cafe Live Performance
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Panelists: Starshine Maid Cafe
Come and join us for an idol performance from the…Come and join us for an idol performance from the only maid cafe based in PNW! We'll be dancing to anime and J-pop classics, with a special surprise for you at the end.
Idol Costume Design and Creation
Room: Class A
Time: 3:00 PM4:00 PM
Panelists: Project Constellation
From design to creation, join Project…From design to creation, join Project Constellation as we talk about how we design and create our costumes! We'll discuss creating costume that fit our characters, choosing fabrics that shine bright on stage, and making comfortable, dance-able costumes.

4:00 PM

Lucia's Idol Industry & History Banter Power Hour
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 4:00 PM5:00 PM
Panelists: Lucia Hunter
Join Guest of Honor Lucia Hunter to learn about…Join Guest of Honor Lucia Hunter to learn about what it's like to work at Bushiroad, the history of the idol industry, and so much more.

4:30 PM

Best Practices for Being in an Idol Group
Room: Class A
Time: 4:30 PM5:30 PM
Panelists: Project Constellation
How do you keep your idol group from falling…How do you keep your idol group from falling apart? Project Constellation reveals their tips and tricks for maintaining a strong and healthy group.

5:30 PM

Content Creation Q&A with RinTaichou
Room: Class A
Time: 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Panelists: RinTaichou
Interested in content creation? Come ask Rin how…Interested in content creation? Come ask Rin how to get started, what to look out for, and how Love Live helped grow their following to where it is today!
D4DJ Tourney
Room: Break Room
Time: 5:30 PM6:30 PM
Panelists: Koneko
An exciting, skills-based D4DJ tournament! Cards…An exciting, skills-based D4DJ tournament! Cards don’t matter in this fun and fast-paced format that’s all about how well you can play the game.

7:00 PM

Northern Lights Day 1 ft. Isiliel and Phoebe
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 7:00 PM12:00 AM
Friday's Northern Lights concert will showcase our…Friday's Northern Lights concert will showcase our idol talent, featuring special guests Isiliel and Phoebe. Get ready to wave your penlights, pop your UOs, and go wild with wota fever. Note: audio and video recordings are NOT allowed (photos are okay!). Lineup: Alex Pinku COOL ◇ DIA Princess Kazooie Fiona Bunny Kaisui FLO Project Constellation Jenni Bon ★ Isiliel CODE:MiAO Alexis ★ Phoebe Amanda Tanadinata Nana Asteria

TimeRoomPanelDescription
10:00 AM-6:30 PMArcadeArcade
10:00 AM-7:00 PMLobbyRegistration & Con Store
11:00 AM-11:30 AMMain Auditorium Opening Ceremonies
Northwest IdolFest is BACK! Come join us as we kick off the party and introduce you to our guests. Get ready to have an awesome weekend filled with music, friendship, and all things idols.
11:30 AM-6:00 PMVendor HallVendor Hall
11:30 AM-1:00 PMClass AIntroduction to Wotagei: Call and Mix Culture
Ever wonder what's going on with those specific chants people shout during concerts? Did the "Pomu mix" make you really curious, and now you want to learn more? Join ashes in a deep dive into idol concert and anime club culture and ask whatever burning questions you may have, including about whatever "yeah tiger" means.


Panelists: ashes
11:30 AM-12:30 PMBreak RoomBanG Dream Combo Challenge
How good are you in BanG Dream? Bring your friends and work as a team to complete a Bingo card by obtaining full combos in songs. All participants have a chance to win prizes!


Panelists: SBphiloz4
12:30 PM-1:30 PMMain AuditoriumName That Idol Tune
How well do you know songs from your favorite idol franchises? Join SBphiloz4 and test your music knowledge for a fun time and a chance to win some prizes!


Panelists: SBphiloz4
1:00 PM-2:00 PMClass A Intro to Competing in Cosplay
Get ready to sparkle on stage at your first masquerade! This panel breaks down everything you need to know about cosplay competitions from beginning to end. Hosted by Luluko, a decorated competitor, experienced judge, and Chief of Staff for Crunchyroll-Hime's Cosplay Cup.


Panelists: Luluko
2:00 PM-3:00 PMMain AuditoriumELLAGARDEN
The tiger. It is singing idol music covers. It is MIXing. Yes. YES. The tiger is out. (by Nael, age 6; Ella, age [redacted]) Join Ella for a high-energy performance followed by a meet & greet! Penlights encouraged.


Panelists: ELLAGARDEN
2:00 PM-3:00 PMClass AIyashikei - The Power of Healing
A short journey through the genre of healing anime, and why it hurts so good. With a focus on idol series, we'll discuss the psychology and entertainment value for this niche inside the slice of life genre, and how it deals with conflict, pain and growth.


Panelists: Kyle
3:00 PM-4:00 PMMain AuditoriumStarshine Maid Cafe Live Performance
Come and join us for an idol performance from the only maid cafe based in PNW! We'll be dancing to anime and J-pop classics, with a special surprise for you at the end.


Panelists: Starshine Maid Cafe
3:00 PM-4:00 PMClass AIdol Costume Design and Creation
From design to creation, join Project Constellation as we talk about how we design and create our costumes! We'll discuss creating costume that fit our characters, choosing fabrics that shine bright on stage, and making comfortable, dance-able costumes.


Panelists: Project Constellation
4:00 PM-5:00 PMMain Auditorium Lucia's Idol Industry & History Banter Power Hour
Join Guest of Honor Lucia Hunter to learn about what it's like to work at Bushiroad, the history of the idol industry, and so much more.


Panelists: Lucia Hunter
4:30 PM-5:30 PMClass ABest Practices for Being in an Idol Group
How do you keep your idol group from falling apart? Project Constellation reveals their tips and tricks for maintaining a strong and healthy group.


Panelists: Project Constellation
5:30 PM-6:30 PMClass A Content Creation Q&A with RinTaichou
Interested in content creation? Come ask Rin how to get started, what to look out for, and how Love Live helped grow their following to where it is today!


Panelists: RinTaichou
5:30 PM-6:30 PMBreak RoomD4DJ Tourney
An exciting, skills-based D4DJ tournament! Cards don’t matter in this fun and fast-paced format that’s all about how well you can play the game.


Panelists: Koneko
7:00 PM-12:00 AMMain Auditorium Northern Lights Day 1 ft. Isiliel and Phoebe
Friday's Northern Lights concert will showcase our idol talent, featuring special guests Isiliel and Phoebe. Get ready to wave your penlights, pop your UOs, and go wild with wota fever. Note: audio and video recordings are NOT allowed (photos are okay!). Lineup: Alex Pinku COOL ◇ DIA Princess Kazooie Fiona Bunny Kaisui FLO Project Constellation Jenni Bon ★ Isiliel CODE:MiAO Alexis ★ Phoebe Amanda Tanadinata Nana Asteria