Now Accepting Sign-Ups for Late Comedy Showdown at AX 2018!

What is Late Comedy Showdown? After making it through the tryouts, finalists compete in three rounds to determine the winner in a battle of comedic wits! Admission to Late Comedy Showdown is included with a valid Anime Expo badge on a first-come, first-serve basis. How it Works: The contestants will be divided into two groups. One…

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Now Accepting Submissions for the 2018 AXDance Xhibition Showcase!

Wanna show us your moves? Got a crew with a routine? Make your way through tryouts and showcase your talent! Guidelines: Open to all ages! Signing up does not guarantee a spot in the Showcase AX badge required Signups: Signups will be restricted to the first set of categories. Singles Doubles Squads up to 6…

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Anisong World Matsuri at Anime Expo 2018 Announces Musical Performers for 3-Day Festival Event!

All-Star Lineup of Nine Japanese Anime Song Performers Will Take Over L.A.’s Microsoft Theater on July 4th, 6th, And 7th   Anisong World Matsuri and Anime Expo 2018 (AX) have announced the complete lineup of anisong artists for this year’s live concert series at downtown Los Angele’s Microsoft Theater.  The three-day music festival will be held…

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Author, Ao Jyumonji, joins AX 2018!

We are excited to welcome author Ao Jyumonji to his first overseas appearance outside of Asia at Anime Expo 2018! His current project is the Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash series, which has over 10 volumes in print and was adapted into an anime series in 2016. Jyumonji-sensei’s appearance at AX 2018 is made possible by J-Novel…

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Reminder: Confirm Your Mailing Address by April 25!

In an attempt to reduce lost, returned, and undeliverable badges, please verify your shipping address before April 25, 2018 by 11:59 AM PT. Log-in to your Eventbrite account, choose “Ticket”, and select the first registered badge to verify your shipping address: If the address is correct, no action is needed. If your address is incorrect, or…

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Anisong World Matsuri Returns to Anime Expo 2018

Anisong festival returns to Microsoft Theater for the third year in a row with three-day, multi-artist music event. Santa Ana, Calif. (April 3, 2018) – Anime Expo (AX) is excited to present Anisong World Matsuri (AWM) at Anime Expo 2018 to be held on July 4, 6, and 7. AWM is created in association with…

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FREQUENCY BLITZ!! Live Stream presented by Attack the Music and Anime Expo!

We’re excited to partner with Attack the Music to livestream the upcoming MOGRA event, FREQUENCY BLITZ, via the Anime Expo Twitch Channel. FREQUENCY BLITZ!! features several artists who performed at AX 2017’s Neon District and ConXion! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and/or Twitch for updates! Performer Line-Up & Schedule: NOR0910  –  March 23, 9:00 PM PT (March…

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Anime Expo Upgrades to RFID Badges for 2018!

As part of our continued improvements to the Anime Expo experience, we have a few exciting announcements as it relates to badges! First, we are pleased to announce that we will be utilizing RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology for our AX 2018 badges. Each badge will have an RFID chip, which will allow us to…

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Attendees & Industry Alike Share Stories of Love at Anime Expo

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we reached out to the attendee community and asked them to share stories about how AX brought them together with their significant others. Check out some of our favorite stories below: Will never forget how you dudes helped me in 2015 to put together a surprise proposal she was never…

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AX 2018 Masquerade Updates and World Cosplay Summit USA Form Now Available!

The Intermediate and Master Divisions for the AX 2018 Masquerade are now full, along with their respective waitlists. We are still accepting entries for our new Professional division, which has a $5000 cash prize! For more information about the eligibility requirements for the Professional division, please see our previous announcement post with all the details….

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Help Us Decide on a New Photo Set for AX 2018!

Since 2013, we have been proud to provide a selection of photo sets for cosplayers to pose and take pictures in. This year, we’re looking to add a new set, and we’d love your help with picking out which one to create! We’ve narrowed it down to the following three choices: (Please note that photos are…

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Now Accepting Panel Applications for AX 2018~!

Want to participate in Anime Expo’s programming lineup? Please read below for quick introductions to the two primary types of programming content. Deadline: April 13, 2018 For more detailed information please check out the Host a Panel Page. Fan Panels From knowing every single Pokémon in order by heart to passionately debating which mecha reigns supreme,…

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Now Accepting Submissions for the AX 2018 Masquerade!

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for — we are now accepting entries for the AX 2018 Masquerade! Cosplayers near and far are invited to perform and compete in the Anime Expo Masquerade with the chance to win one of the largest cash prizes in the country. Come take part in one of our…

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Looking Back at 2017 and Looking Forward to 2018

Welcome to our first-ever Year in Review! While we already posted info about our 2017 highlights and attendance shortly after AX, we want to take some time to further reflect on this past year with you, as well as give a little preview of what to expect from us in 2018. 2018 marks the 27th…

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AX 2018 Hotel Block Release Information Now Available~!

We are kicking off the new year with dates and information about the AX 2018 Official Hotel Block~! Hotel Block Dates The AX Official Hotel Block is separated for the following groups: Exhibitor, Premier Fan, and General Attendee. Rates and cancellation policies vary per hotel but will be the same for all groups in the AX Official Hotel…

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Now accepting applications for Lounge 21, Night Cafe, and AX Dance performers!

PERFORM AT ANIME EXPO! Are you a musician, DJ, cover band, visualist, dancer or other performance act that you believe is relevant to the Anime Expo stage? Would you like a shot at performing for a live audience at the largest Japanese cultural event in North America? We’re looking to feature well-known professional talent, as…

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Now Accepting Applications for the AX 2018 Maid & Butler Cafe!

The AX Maid Cafe and AX Butler Cafe are now accepting applications for AX 2018 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. If you are interested in being an AX Volunteer, please read through the requirements below prior to submitting your application. Thank you. Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2018. There will not be multiple application cycles,…

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Start AX with a Bang at the Official Kick-Off Party on Pre-Show Night!

Look. We know what you’re thinking. We wish Anime Expo happened twice a year, too! But that’s not gonna happen. And we’re sorry. So we’ve done the next thing best – made it longer! Join us on July 4 for Pre-Show Night, where you can be the first to experience this year’s Entertainment Hall, check…

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7 Things to Do at AX You Probably Never Knew Existed

With 900+ hours of programming, there’s bound to be things to do at AX you’ve never heard of or been to, even among our long-time attendees! But, if you know about all these things already, then you are definitely an expert attendee of AX. 1. Acoustikaraoke With two different rooms, Karaoke Open Mic and events are a…

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AX 2018 Exhibitor List Now Available~!

We’re happy to announce the release of the AX 2018 exhibitor list! Our Exhibit Hall takes up the entirety of the Los Angeles Convention Center’s South Hall, which is approximately the size of six football fields! (346,890 sq ft) Click to Explore Exhibitor List Don’t forget! Starting this Friday, Nov. 24 at 12:01 AM, save 50%…

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