「Anime Expo 2015」
After attending Anime-Expo for a handful of years, this year’s convention definitely took me by surprise in more than a few ways. With a revamped registration system that had people flying through at the speed of light to providing shade and protection from the sun for those of us secretly attending line-con, I was genuinely impressed with how much effort went into all the logistics. Before jumping into the post though, let me give a big shout out to all the staff and volunteer staff this year. Besides being extremely helpful to anyone who needed assistance, I have to hand it to them for their upstanding behavior and professionalism. Good on you Anime-Expo staff!
What is Anime-Expo?
For those of you out of the loop, Anime-Expo is the largest anime convention held in the US. Held in the Los Angeles Convention Center in sunny downtown Los Angeles, there’s more than enough one can do throughout the four day convention. With hundreds of booths to look through in the exhibition hall to the insane amount of artists showcasing their work in the Artist Alley, you could probably spend your entire time in there and still not get a good glimpse at everything. In addition, there are tons of panels for you to spend your time at. Some hosted by fans, some hosted by industry guests; you’re bound to find something that’ll pique your interest. All the while walking through a sea of fans, most of whom are dressed up as their favorite characters from various anime, games, and movies.
So if any of that sounds interesting to you, why not come check it out next year? Pro Tip: It’s a good idea to register early. The longer you wait, the higher the prices get. (Last year the prices started at $50 for the entire convention and went up to $115 if you tried to register on-site!)
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Everything about this convention is big and I’m glad this year pushed things to the limit. From the guests to the performances, Anime-Expo is definitely offers a unique experience when it comes to an “anime convention”. While I wish it could be a bit longer (that post-con depression has already kicked in) since it went by in the blink of an eye, there was never a moment where I wasn’t thoroughly enjoying myself.
Before closing the post out, let me once again thank all the staff and volunteers for their hard work keeping everything running in the background. Without all of their sweat and effort, a convention like this would probably turn into a total disaster. So next time you see someone rocking a staff badge, why not give them a high-five?
See you guys next convention! Also, Happy Birthday to Me!
“For those of you out of the loop, Anime-Expo is the largest anime convention held in the US.”
“Pro Tip: It’s a good idea to register early. The longer you wait, the higher the prices get. (Last year the prices started at $50 for the entire convention and went up to $115 if you tried to register on-site!)”
“But after experiencing Studio Trigger’s panel, I’ve realized just how magical a panel can become”
“Let me once again thank all the staff and volunteers for their hard work.”