Steven D’Onofrio is Back for After Hours! New Shot Glass Available!

After Hours is thrilled to welcome back the electrifying Steven D’Onofrio as our host for AX 2019! This 21+ evening spectacular features dance, burlesque, interactive games, and more! About Steven D’Onofrio Steven D’Onofrio is a comedian from New York who emerged from the world of anime and gaming. He is quickly becoming the go-to host and…

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Japanese TV Anime Series “SHIKIZAKURA” Will Hold Voice Cast Auditions at Anime Expo 2019!

“SHIKIZAKURA” is the first TV animation series with 12 episodes, created in Tokai region (Central Japan). It is scheduled to be on-air in 2020. The production company of the series is SUBLIMATION, known for their works, such as “Love Live!” series, “Tokyo Ghoul” series, “Psycho-Pass” series, “GHOST IN THE SHELL: ARISE” series and “EVANGELION:3.0 YOU…

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After Hours Dance Audition Casting Call!

Have a background in dance? You’re just what we’re looking for! After Hours is looking for talented volunteers to take the stage in our Anime Expo 2019 production! This saucy 21+ show is looking to fill open roles for ensemble kittens or alley cats. Volunteer Dancers will be playing a new role in adding some glitz and glam to…

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Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Booth 317 is the place to find great new reads and tons of author signings! Meet Samuel Sattin and Ian McGinty (Glint), Gene Ha (Mae), and Amy Chu (Summit)! Find more details here!

2019 Masquerade Tickets On Sale Soon!

The Anime Expo Masquerade is a cosplay and performance competition for performers from all across the country. For over 20 years, our talented entrants have stolen the spotlight and dazzled the crowds in this signature event. Anime Expo is proud to welcome back the US preliminary for the World Cosplay Summit (WCS) where two (2) teams…

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AX 2019 Maid Cafe Tickets On-Sale Next Week!

The Maid Café is a show and interactive experience featuring a lovely array of entertainment, including dances, musical performances, photo ops, and more! Inspired by the maid cafes of Akihabara, Anime Expo’s Maid Café has been one of our most popular events. Our cute and courteous maids are ready to entertain you, whether they break out in song and dance…

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Emerald City Comic Con 2019

Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins, Zack Kaplan, & Phillip Sevy return to Emerald City Comic Con! Some of Top Cow’s biggest names return to ECCC’s Artist Alley! Here are their AA table locations:  Matt Hawkins – G8Zack Kaplan – G9Phillip Sevy – OO5 View this post on Instagram Don’t miss the chance to meet your favorite characters at […]

After Hours Tickets On-Sale February 26 & 28!

Get ready to clink that drink, because tickets for Anime Expo’s premiere nighttime spectacle, AX AFTER HOURS, go on sale soon! Do you like jokes? We got ’em! Do you like burlesque? We got plenty! Drinks? Absolutely! For a great ending to your busy convention day, come hang out with our lovely performers at AX AFTER HOURS….

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AX 2019 Butler Cafe Tickets On-Sale Next Week!

The Butler Café is a show and interactive experience, featuring a group of talented performers ready to make your hearts go doki-doki. With a wide array of entertainment, including dances, musical performances, and photo ops, the Butler Café is the perfect place to grab a snack and a drink with some friends, plus and make some new ones! In addition,…

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Masquerade Submissions Open February 4th & 11th!

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 most beloved traditions! All entrants will be reviewed prior to acceptance, and entrants may be reclassified at the discretion…

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2019 AND 2020 World Cosplay Summit USA Sign-Ups Open 1/14!

Anime Expo is proud to once again host the World Cosplay Summit USA Finals! Taking place during the AX Masquerade, WCS USA operates as a separate competition in accordance with its own rules and regulations. To better prepare US cosplayers for this amazing event, this year we will be selecting both WCS Team USA 2019 AND WCS…

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Zack Kaplan at The Comic Bug 1/9/19

Don’t miss Zack Kaplan at both Comic Bug locations on Wednesday, January 9th! Kaplan will be promoting the release of the third ECLIPSE trade paperback collection! You can find him at the Culver City location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. He will be ending the new comic book day at the Manhattan Beach store […]

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 Maid & Butler Cafe!

The AX Maid Cafe and AX Butler Cafe are now accepting applications for Anime Expo 2019! If you are interested, please review all of the requirements below and submit an application.  Thank you! Final deadline to apply is March 1st, 2019. If you would like to participate as a dance volunteer, please be sure to submit your application…

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Dan Wickline at The Comic Bug (12/5)

THE FREEZE creator Dan Wickline will be signing at both The Comic Bug locations on 12/5!
Dan will be signing at the Culver City shop from 11 am to 2 pm and then at the Manhattan Beach store from 5 pm to 8 pm. Click here to RSVP on Facebook!
 

Now Accepting Panel Applications for AX 2019!

We’re now accepting applications for both fan and industry panels at Anime Expo 2019! If you are interested in participating in AX programming to present a fan discussion, introduce your latest project, host a workshop, or premiere content, please review the two different panel types below and submit the application that best fits your proposed…

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Signings at DesignerCon in Anaheim!

Camilla d’Errico and D.J. Milky will be signing copies of The Nightmare
Before Christmas: Zero’s Journey, Book 1 at this weekend’s DesignerCon in
Anaheim!

Geek About Town: November + December

Lo and behold, it has arrived! An extra special holiday extravaganza version of Geek About Town, just in time for the holidays! Whether this is the most magical time of the year for you, or you’re finding yourself down and in need of some cheery distraction, we’ve got you covered. From board games to holiday MORE

C2E2 2019

Legendary creator and Top Cow & Image Comics founder, Marc Silvestri, will be at C2E2 2019! You thought we were done? Legendary creator and Image founder, @marc_silvestri, is also coming to blow the doors off C2E2! Check out our comic guests and more: https://t.co/QsixY95PL5 pic.twitter.com/tcYdxLxHVF — C2E2 (@c2e2) November 2, 2018 That’s right: Marc is […]