What’s up everyone? Takaii here once again to post a quick shout out about one of the biggest most awesomest conventions that’s going down on the West Coast. For those of you who are out of the loop or outside of the US, Anime-Expo is one of the largest anime conventions in the country. Held in the ridiculously large Los Angeles Convention Center which is smack dab in downtown LA (which is conveniently only a short drive away from Little Tokyo) and hosts 60,000+ anime fans from all around the world. With tons of panels that are both fan and industry driven and a gigantic dealer’s hall / artist alley, there’s almost anything for everyone. Also there’s cosplay. A lot of cosplay.
For me personally, I haven’t went through the schedule yet (shame on me, I know) but this year is looking like it’ll be a return to the glory days. Besides the huge amounts of time I’ll be spending snapping photos, walking around artist alley, and hopefully interviewing people in the industry I’m totally excited to attend the awesome Kill la Kill special live event. Because if getting the opportunity to watch a bunch of bigwigs from TRIGGER and Ryuuko & Satsuki’s voice actor all appear live just for the fans wasn’t enough, there’s even going to be a live concert featuring Eir Aoi. EIR FREAKING AOI. (Disclaimer: If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge Kill la Kill fan. My “blogging” business card should probably speak volumes :p)
Besides that, I’m really hoping I get to meet any RC-ers out there who are attending AX! I say this every year and still have only met a couple of you — which is why I’m going to make a really dedicated effort to try and spot any and all of you out there. I don’t know how I’ll distinguish myself among the wave of anime fans but I swear to god I will meet more of you this year. That and if you have any bright ideas, I’m totally game to try just about anything because there’s no point in not embarrassing myself at a once-a-year event. Maybe if there’s enough people we can start a game of Ninja or something?
Anyways, you’ll be able to reach me at my regular places (@rctakaii or firstname.lastname@example.org) and if I’m not mistaken I’m pretty sure @Xumbra will be there too so don’t forget to send some love his way! Either ways, I hope that everyone who’s able to go is getting pumped up like me and even if you can’t go you’re still awesome <3. As usual, coverage of the convention will follow afterwards and if you didn’t derp like me and have checked out the schedule — what do you think is worth going to / checking out?