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We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Ellis to Project Anime: Global 2020! She joins Adam Sheehan (Director of Events, Crunchyroll) and David Alonzo (Marketing Manager, Idea Factory Internation) for Making the Most of a Virtual Panel. Join our panelists for an insightful conversation about how to structure panels and other content for a virtual event.

Making the Most of a Virtual Panel

Panels are an integral part of the convention experience that allow creators to connect with fans. But how can you effectively structure and execute a panel that is entertaining and engaging in a virtual format? Hear from Adam Sheehan (Director of Events, Crunchyroll), David Alonzo (Marketing Manager, Idea Factory) and Elizabeth Ellis (Trade Shows & Events Senior Manager, VIZ) as they discuss panel structure and content, audience expectations, and the evolution to online experiences.

About Elizabeth Ellis

Liz Ellis has been working in the manga and anime industry for 8+ years. As the Trade Shows & Events Senior Manager for VIZ Media, the world’s largest publisher of English-language manga, Liz oversees the company’s presence at prominent events and conventions such as Anime Expo and Comic-Con International: San Diego, including 2020’s virtual equivalents. When not cozying up with a Sci-Fi comic, she can be found cloning an army of house plants in her tiny San Francisco jungle and recreating favorite meals of travels past.


Project Anime: Global 2020 will take place virtually on November 17-18 and can be attended from anywhere in the world. With a theme of “Evolving with the Events Industry,” the conference will feature two uniquely-curated programming tracks, one geared towards event organizers and another aimed at industry professionals. As the landscape of the industry changes rapidly in response to current events, events and businesses have been compelled to adapt accordingly. This has given rise to new uncharted ventures and opportunities, including virtual/hybrid events and unique digital engagement. Learn more about speakers & panel information by visiting the Project Anime: Global 2020 page.

We are pleased to welcome Elizabeth Ellis to Project Anime: Global 2020! She joins Adam Sheehan (Director of Events, Crunchyroll) and David Alonzo (Marketing Manager, Idea Factory Internation) for Making the Most of a Virtual Panel. Join our panelists for an insightful conversation about how to structure panels and other content for a virtual event. Making the Most of a Virtual Panel Panels are an integral part of the convention experience that allow creators to connect with fans. But how can you

Project Anime: Global 2020 is just around the corner, and we are pleased to have introduced so many amazing topics and speakers for the event. Join us November 17-18 from anywhere around the world for our virtual business conference, and take a look at some of the additional upcoming panels we'll have for event organizers and business professionals. Making Virtual Events Viable In an insightful discussion moderated by Christopher Macdonald (CEO & Publisher, Anime News Network), join Justin Rojas (HomeCon), Samuel

We are pleased to welcome Ben Applegate to Project Anime: Global 2020! He will join Kristen McLean (Director of Business Development, NPD Bookscan) and Dallas Middaugh (Co-Founder/Executive Editor, Mangamo) as they examine data, unpack the power of the fan machine, and discuss new opportunities. Anime, Manga, and Streaming Video-on-Demand – Unpacking the Power of the Fan Machine As U.S.-based anime/manga fanbases growing rapidly thanks to video streaming, many entertainment, publishing, and toy companies are looking to leap into the industry. NPD Entertainment’s Industry

Cosplay is a bright highlight for many fan conventions, and cosplay events and competitions dazzle hundreds of attendees each year. As events have begun moving into the virtual space, organizers have begun to explore ways to translate cosplay experiences into a virtual format, especially the Cosplay Masquerade, a whimsical competition dedicated to showcasing cosplay performance and craftsmanship. Charlene Ingram (Crunchyroll Hime's Cosplay Cup) and Kirilee Cosplay (#ScrapEpicChallenge) give insight from the different cosplay contests they've executed, successfully capturing the spirit

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