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 […]

Calling all Performers! Apply now for Anime Expo 2019!

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 well as find undiscovered acts…

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What To Do On Saturday At #GGC18

As I write this—sitting in my hotel room just hours away from the official start of the convention—I am thrilled, excited, and relieved. Another year of hard work and we’re finally ready to share it with all of you.  My outfit is spread out, my bag is packed, and I’m ready to commence a weekend MORE

Ryan Cady at 4 Color Fantasies 10/24

INFINITE DARK creator Ryan Cady will be signing at 4 Color Fantasies on 10/24! It’s going to be a good time, folks. He will be at the SoCal comic book shop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October, 24th! You can RSVP on Facebook or check out the official 4 Color Fantasies site for more details.     […]

Announcements from NYCC!

New titles and releases announced at NYCC 2018!

Meetups and More: Activities at GeekGirlCon ’18

This month is the month, people! GeekGirlCon has arrived (basically)! Throughout October, look to our blog for everything you need to know about the weekend, from Panel Highlights to Cosplay Contest announcements, we’ve got you covered. Though our epic panels are what attract a lot of folks to GeekGirlCon (me included), they don’t comprise the MORE

Got Cosplay? Sign up for the 2018 contest at GeekGirlCon!

This year I started dabbling in cosplay, and very quickly came to learn that cosplay is not only an expression of love for a fandom, but it’s also a great opportunity to show off your creative side and your design skills! A LOT of hard work goes into creating outfits, weapons, gear, and props, and MORE

Creator Signing Schedule at New York Comic Con 2018

Archie Comics Creator Signing Schedule (Booth #2328) CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE SCHEDULE *ALL TIMES/SIGNINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Thursday, October 4 SHOW HOURS: 10:00am-7:00pm 12pm-1pm THE ARCHIES: Alex Segura, Joe Eisma, Matt Herms 1pm-2pm JUGHEAD: Derek Charm 2pm-3pm COSMO: Tracy Yardley, Matt Herms, Vincent Lovallo 4:30pm-5:30pm JOSIE & THE PUSSYCATS: Cameron…

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New York Comic Con 2018 Exclusives

Don’t miss these exclusives available at the Archie Comics Booth (#2328) while supplies last during this year’s New York Comic Con on October 4th-7th. ARCHIE #699 NYCC Exclusive Variant Cover by Audrey Mok Price: $1 As the Riverdale gang heads toward major changes in the pages of the monumental ARCHIE #700 next…

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