Schedule

Room 801 is different from other conventions in that our main focus is on bringing you a high quality program of presentations, panels, workshops and screenings. We follow more of a conference format rather than an expo one, though we still have some amazing exhibitors for you to visit! Our programming covers art, fiction, comics, game design, cosplay, fandom, internet culture and everything in between, particularly as it relates to fans of yaoi and yuri.

The main convention will be taking place on the 28th and 29th of March, 2015.

The schedule is subject to minor changes before the convention. A printed schedule in your showbag will have more details of individual events.

All screenings are in Japanese with English subtitles.

Friday 27th March

6:15pm: Free! Photo Tour of Sydney starting at Milsons Point

8:10pm: Train to Parramatta

8:45pm: Drinks at Holiday Inn Parramatta

Premium attendees and exhibitors can attend either or both parts of this event and will receive details of the tour via email.

Saturday 28th March

Lobby

9:45am-4pm: Registration

Exhibition Area

9:45am-5pm: Traders, Artists/Authors, Room 801 Merchandise

Anderson Room

10:00am: Free! Eternal Summer screening

10:45am: Cosplay competition

11:45am: Cosplay presentation (Feisty Cuffs)

12:45pm: Gender Identity and Fandom (Emi, Kittyhawk and Twenty10)

2:00pm: Welcome to Fujoshi Sports Hell! (Khursten Santos and Nellie Battersby)

3:15pm: Kinbaku presentation (zero)

4:15pm: Igiari! The Great Debate

5:00pm: Housekeeping

Marsden Room

10:00am: Yaoi and Yuri 101 (LadyLuckDoubt)

11:00am: Acquiring Yaoi and Yuri Content Legally (Pirotess and Mamath)

11:45am: Writing for Visual Novels (Mary Borsellino)

1:00pm: The Fragile Heart of Moe screening

2:45pm: Live Drawing and Naruto chat (Emi)

4:00pm: Yurikuma Arashi screening

6:15pm-9:30pm: Swap Meet

Sunday 29th March

Lobby

9:45am-4pm: Registration

Exhibition Area

9:45am-5pm: Traders, Artists/Authors, Room 801 Merchandise

Anderson Room

10:00am: Sailor Moon screening

10:45am: Cosplay competition

11:45am: Let’s Play Coming Out On Top (Mactasia and Tom Sanderson)

12:45pm: Legal Issues in Fandom (Dr Scott Beattie)

1:45pm: Bara and Gei Manga (Thomas Baudinette)

2:45: Fujoshi-bait (Khursten Santos)

3:45pm: Yuriversal Love (Nellie Battersby and Kittyhawk)

4:45pm: Closing ceremony and prizes, housekeeping

Marsden Room

10:00am: Twenty10

11:00am: Live Drawing (Kittyhawk)

11:45am: Cosplay workshop (Feisty Cuffs)

1:00pm: Workshop: Making Visual Novels (Fox Lee)

2:00pm: Publishing eBooks (Michelle Rae, Mary Borsellino, Nellie Battersby)

3:00pm: DRAMAtical Murder screening featuring Chequerboard Blues (Mary Borsellino)

4:00pm: Live Drawing (Mamath)