Saturday Schedule

= special guest panel

9:30 AM

Registration & Con Store
Room: Lobby
Time: 9:30 AM7:00 PM

10:00 AM

Arcade
Room: Arcade
Time: 10:00 AM6:30 PM
Vendor Hall
Room: Vendor Hall
Time: 10:00 AM6:00 PM
BanG Dream Combo Challenge
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 10:00 AM11:00 AM
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 skill levels welcome.
Shooting The Moon: A Symphogear Panel
Room: Class A
Time: 10:00 AM11:30 AM
Panelists: BokuSatchii
What do you get when you put magical girls in mech…What do you get when you put magical girls in mech armor, replace all logic with their burning emotions, and have them sing their own battle songs? You get Symphogear! 2022 marks 10 years of Symphogear, so let's give it the love that it deserves. For fans, this panel is a celebration of everything you love about the show: the lovable characters, the ridiculous plot twists, the fist-pumping music. For newcomers... I'll convince you to watch Symphogear in the first five minutes, or your money back. (Editor's note: NWIF policy says no refunds.)

11:00 AM

Lilium Stars Presents: Vivid BAD Squad!
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 11:00 AM12:00 PM
Panelists: Lilium Stars
Come watch as Lilium Stars (performing as Vivid…Come watch as Lilium Stars (performing as Vivid Bad Squad from the popular mobile game Project Sekai) performs their top dances! Are you Team Anhane or Team Akitoya? We'll be dancing along to some fan favorites, so swing by and join us.

11:30 AM

The Wild and Wacky World of Underground Idol
Room: Class A
Time: 11:30 AM12:30 PM
Panelists: wotagomi
Ever wonder what the everyday business man does…Ever wonder what the everyday business man does when he sneaks out of work early? Come learn all about the idol scene that is hiding in plain daylight all around Japan every single day from the literal whos to WACK. Hosted by veteran idol wotas (some with ties to the idol music industry) of the Tokyo scene, come learn what underground (chika) idol is and what it is about by hearing wild stories from the recollections of others' drunken adventures through the Tokyo nightlife communities.

12:30 PM

Phoebe Concert
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 12:30 PM1:30 PM
Panelists: Phoebe
Join 2.5D idol Phoebe for a magical hour of…Join 2.5D idol Phoebe for a magical hour of music!
Lucia Hunter Q&A
Room: Class A
Time: 12:30 PM1:30 PM
Panelists: Lucia Hunter, SBphiloz4
Join our exclusive Q&A panel featuring the…Join our exclusive Q&A panel featuring the community manager for BanG Dream and D4DJ, Lucia Hunter! Come learn more about Bushiroad's Events & Licensing specialist and ask questions about your favorite franchises. The panel will also be recorded as part of the podcast series "the RePHIL studio" and available after the con on all of your favorite podcast platforms.

1:30 PM

Phoebe Meet & Greet
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 1:30 PM2:30 PM
Panelists: Phoebe
Meet & greet with NWIF guest…Meet & greet with NWIF guest Phoebe.

2:00 PM

Star Tanjou!: Female Idols Before the 2000s
Room: Class A
Time: 2:00 PM3:00 PM
Panelists: Christelle
An overview of the first 30 years of female idol…An overview of the first 30 years of female idol music, from the 1970s to late 1990s. Let’s talk about some of the first performers under the “idol” label and some of their wonderful contributions that have had an impact in the pop culture and music industry in Japan to this day. At the end of the panel, we’ll share some playlists with selected music!

2:30 PM

Isiliel Panel
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 2:30 PM3:30 PM
Panelists: Isiliel (Himari Tsukishiro)
Himari Tsukishiro (Isiliel) takes the stage to…Himari Tsukishiro (Isiliel) takes the stage to talk about life, music, and anything else on her mind.

3:30 PM

Isiliel Meet & Greet
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 3:30 PM4:30 PM
Panelists: Isiliel (Himari Tsukishiro)
Meet & greet with NWIF guest…Meet & greet with NWIF guest Isiliel.
Solo: The Power of Female Solo Idols
Room: Class A
Time: 3:30 PM4:30 PM
Panelists: Christelle
Highlighting some of the past and current solo…Highlighting some of the past and current solo idols. The popularity and powerful marketing of the group format nowadays makes it harder for solo performers to succeed in this highly competitive market, but we’d like to explore the strengths and contributions of the brave and talented solo female idols in idol history. At the end of the panel, we’ll share some playlists with selected music!

4:30 PM

Trains, Ferries, and Buses, oh my!
Room: Class A
Time: 4:30 PM5:00 PM
Panelists: Kyle
An introduction to public transportation theory,…An introduction to public transportation theory, and why it's so important in Japanese culture. Attendees will also get a deeper look at how these cultural impacts are reflected in idol media and why our oshis use guerilla lives to shine brighter!

5:00 PM

Masquerade
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 5:00 PM6:00 PM
Panelists: Kaho Shibuya, Non Sweet, Barri, Eli Ebberts, Luluko
Get ready to watch NWIF's first annual masquerade!…Get ready to watch NWIF's first annual masquerade! Featuring a musical performance by Non Sweet, MCing by Kaho Shibuya, and judging by Barri, Eli Ebberts, and Luluko. Our talented contestants will be showcasing their skits and craftsmanship skills. You won't want to miss this!
LGBTQ+ Idol Seminar
Room: Class A
Time: 5:00 PM6:00 PM
Panelists: Snowdoes
Have you ever wanted to delve deeper into LGBTQ+…Have you ever wanted to delve deeper into LGBTQ+ topics and how they relate to idols? Come discuss queerness in idol media with your fellow fans. Bring an open mind and an open heart!

6:00 PM

Non Sweet Meet & Greet
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 6:00 PM7:00 PM
Panelists: Non Sweet
Meet & greet with NWIF guests Non…Meet & greet with NWIF guests Non Sweet.

6:30 PM

You CAN Make Your Own Cosplays!
Room: Class A
Time: 6:30 PM7:30 PM
Panelists: Luluko
Every great cosplayer was once a beginner just…Every great cosplayer was once a beginner just like you, so come take your first step towards cosplay greatness! Join Luluko, an experienced cosplayer and crafter with nearly 14 years' experience, to learn how you can start creating your own costumes.

7:00 PM

Northern Lights Meet & Greet
Room: Lobby
Time: 7:00 PM8:00 PM
Meet & greet with our idol performers from…Meet & greet with our idol performers from Northern Lights Day 1.

7:30 PM

Heardle LIVE Idol Music Edition!
Room: Class A
Time: 7:30 PM8:30 PM
Panelists: Snowdoes
You've heard of the popular Wordle, maybe even…You've heard of the popular Wordle, maybe even Heardle-- now get ready to do it LIVE. Come show off your skills in being able to name idol songs based off only the first few seconds before anyone else. Maybe even get yourself a prize!

9:00 PM

Northern Lights Day 2 ft. Kaho Shibuya
Room: Main Auditorium
Time: 9:00 PM2:00 AM
Saturday's Northern Lights concert is a high…Saturday's Northern Lights concert is a high energy DJ showcase, ft. special guest Kaho Shibuya. You'll dance your heart out in this all-night showcase of some of the idol world's best talents! Note: audio and video recordings are allowed. Lineup: Wotagomi AdvanceRatio Mikanmaru24 ★ Kaho Shibuya DJ Imouto AphixSky

TimeRoomPanelDescription
9:30 AM-7:00 PMLobbyRegistration & Con Store
10:00 AM-6:30 PMArcadeArcade
10:00 AM-6:00 PMVendor HallVendor Hall
10:00 AM-11:00 AMMain AuditoriumBanG 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 skill levels welcome.


Panelists: SBphiloz4
10:00 AM-11:30 AMClass AShooting The Moon: A Symphogear Panel
What do you get when you put magical girls in mech armor, replace all logic with their burning emotions, and have them sing their own battle songs? You get Symphogear! 2022 marks 10 years of Symphogear, so let's give it the love that it deserves. For fans, this panel is a celebration of everything you love about the show: the lovable characters, the ridiculous plot twists, the fist-pumping music. For newcomers... I'll convince you to watch Symphogear in the first five minutes, or your money back. (Editor's note: NWIF policy says no refunds.)


Panelists: BokuSatchii
11:00 AM-12:00 PMMain AuditoriumLilium Stars Presents: Vivid BAD Squad!
Come watch as Lilium Stars (performing as Vivid Bad Squad from the popular mobile game Project Sekai) performs their top dances! Are you Team Anhane or Team Akitoya? We'll be dancing along to some fan favorites, so swing by and join us.


Panelists: Lilium Stars
11:30 AM-12:30 PMClass AThe Wild and Wacky World of Underground Idol
Ever wonder what the everyday business man does when he sneaks out of work early? Come learn all about the idol scene that is hiding in plain daylight all around Japan every single day from the literal whos to WACK. Hosted by veteran idol wotas (some with ties to the idol music industry) of the Tokyo scene, come learn what underground (chika) idol is and what it is about by hearing wild stories from the recollections of others' drunken adventures through the Tokyo nightlife communities.


Panelists: wotagomi
12:30 PM-1:30 PMMain Auditorium Phoebe Concert
Join 2.5D idol Phoebe for a magical hour of music!


Panelists: Phoebe
12:30 PM-1:30 PMClass A Lucia Hunter Q&A
Join our exclusive Q&A panel featuring the community manager for BanG Dream and D4DJ, Lucia Hunter! Come learn more about Bushiroad's Events & Licensing specialist and ask questions about your favorite franchises. The panel will also be recorded as part of the podcast series "the RePHIL studio" and available after the con on all of your favorite podcast platforms.


Panelists: Lucia Hunter, SBphiloz4
1:30 PM-2:30 PMMain Auditorium Phoebe Meet & Greet
Meet & greet with NWIF guest Phoebe.


Panelists: Phoebe
2:00 PM-3:00 PMClass AStar Tanjou!: Female Idols Before the 2000s
An overview of the first 30 years of female idol music, from the 1970s to late 1990s. Let’s talk about some of the first performers under the “idol” label and some of their wonderful contributions that have had an impact in the pop culture and music industry in Japan to this day. At the end of the panel, we’ll share some playlists with selected music!


Panelists: Christelle
2:30 PM-3:30 PMMain Auditorium Isiliel Panel
Himari Tsukishiro (Isiliel) takes the stage to talk about life, music, and anything else on her mind.


Panelists: Isiliel (Himari Tsukishiro)
3:30 PM-4:30 PMMain Auditorium Isiliel Meet & Greet
Meet & greet with NWIF guest Isiliel.


Panelists: Isiliel (Himari Tsukishiro)
3:30 PM-4:30 PMClass ASolo: The Power of Female Solo Idols
Highlighting some of the past and current solo idols. The popularity and powerful marketing of the group format nowadays makes it harder for solo performers to succeed in this highly competitive market, but we’d like to explore the strengths and contributions of the brave and talented solo female idols in idol history. At the end of the panel, we’ll share some playlists with selected music!


Panelists: Christelle
4:30 PM-5:00 PMClass ATrains, Ferries, and Buses, oh my!
An introduction to public transportation theory, and why it's so important in Japanese culture. Attendees will also get a deeper look at how these cultural impacts are reflected in idol media and why our oshis use guerilla lives to shine brighter!


Panelists: Kyle
5:00 PM-6:00 PMMain Auditorium Masquerade
Get ready to watch NWIF's first annual masquerade! Featuring a musical performance by Non Sweet, MCing by Kaho Shibuya, and judging by Barri, Eli Ebberts, and Luluko. Our talented contestants will be showcasing their skits and craftsmanship skills. You won't want to miss this!


Panelists: Kaho Shibuya, Non Sweet, Barri, Eli Ebberts, Luluko
5:00 PM-6:00 PMClass ALGBTQ+ Idol Seminar
Have you ever wanted to delve deeper into LGBTQ+ topics and how they relate to idols? Come discuss queerness in idol media with your fellow fans. Bring an open mind and an open heart!


Panelists: Snowdoes
6:00 PM-7:00 PMMain Auditorium Non Sweet Meet & Greet
Meet & greet with NWIF guests Non Sweet.


Panelists: Non Sweet
6:30 PM-7:30 PMClass A You CAN Make Your Own Cosplays!
Every great cosplayer was once a beginner just like you, so come take your first step towards cosplay greatness! Join Luluko, an experienced cosplayer and crafter with nearly 14 years' experience, to learn how you can start creating your own costumes.


Panelists: Luluko
7:00 PM-8:00 PMLobbyNorthern Lights Meet & Greet
Meet & greet with our idol performers from Northern Lights Day 1.
7:30 PM-8:30 PMClass AHeardle LIVE Idol Music Edition!
You've heard of the popular Wordle, maybe even Heardle-- now get ready to do it LIVE. Come show off your skills in being able to name idol songs based off only the first few seconds before anyone else. Maybe even get yourself a prize!


Panelists: Snowdoes
9:00 PM-2:00 AMMain Auditorium Northern Lights Day 2 ft. Kaho Shibuya
Saturday's Northern Lights concert is a high energy DJ showcase, ft. special guest Kaho Shibuya. You'll dance your heart out in this all-night showcase of some of the idol world's best talents! Note: audio and video recordings are allowed. Lineup: Wotagomi AdvanceRatio Mikanmaru24 ★ Kaho Shibuya DJ Imouto AphixSky