AX 2018 Butler Café Tickets On Sale This Weekend!

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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Introducing the AX 2018 Cosplay Senpai!

We are excited to welcome Amber Arden, Amber Kohaku Chan, Joo Skellington, Kiss a Frog, Little Sprite Cosplay, QueersPlay, Steff Von Schweetz, Utahime, and to Anime Expo 2018 as Cosplay Senpai! Our Cosplay Senpai Program, created in 2014, handpicks Cosplayers who have shown community support and outreach through positivity both at con and in the online world….

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Anisong World Matsuri Japan Super Live Ticket Release Postponed

UPDATE: Due to technical difficulties during the Anisong World Matsuri: Japan Super Live ticket release on the evening of May 13, we are postponing the release to May 14 at 6 PM PDT.
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Celebrity Q&As

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Anisong World Matsuri May 11 6 PM Ticket Release to be Postponed

Due to technical difficulties, today’s 6 pm scheduled ticket release for Anisong World Matsuri LOVELIVE! SUNSHINE!! Aqours World Love Live! in LA ~Beyond the Pacific~ has been postponed to 7:30 PM PDT. The queue will be restarted at 7:30 PM PDT. Virtual queue and best available seating will be active to help manage the load. We…

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Ticket Details for Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 Now Available!

Created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc., Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc., and other leading Japanese entertainment companies, Anisong World Matsuri at AX 2018 will present a powerful collection of fan-favorite performers including Aimer, AKB48 Team 8, THE IDOLM@STER CINDERELLA GIRLS, i☆Ris, Yuki Kajiura, May’n, Shoko Nakagawa, and Sanketsu-girl Sayuri. In addition, school idol group Aqours (Love Live! Sunshine!!) will perform their…

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Free Comic Book Day 2018!

It’s that time again; Free Comic Book Day is less than 24 hours away!

JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is headed to Anime Expo!

JOJO’S BIZARRE ESCAPE: THE HOTEL is headed to Anime Expo! Real Escape Game returns to present the most bizarre escape event yet in the first US collaboration between Real Escape Game and JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE. SCRAP Entertainment and VIZ Media have partnered to bring a Real Escape Game set in the world of JOJO’S BIZARRE…

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Archie Comics Celebrates Free Comic Book Day 2018 with Riverdale Comic and Creator Appearances

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day across North America and the world – a day where participating comic shops give away comic books to anyone coming into their stores. Archie Comics – a Gold Sponsor of the event – will be offering RIVERDALE FCBD 2018, representing an issue of the ongoing comic book…

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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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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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TOKYOPOP Founder Stu Levy to Speak at Multiple International Events

Stu Levy, founder and CEO of TOKYOPOP®, a POP Media Holdings company and
global manga leader, will be appearing at several global events this
spring.

Win tickets to La Mole Comic-Con in Mexico City!

Hola amigos! Ya estamos listos para tomar la CDMX! Quieres conocer a #tokidokiTeamMx en La Mole Comic-Con? Tenemos un lugar para ti! 1. Descarga este gráfico en el siguiente link: #tokidokiTeamMx Coloring Page  2. Inspirate y crea tu propio arte tokidoki con los colores que quieras y/o aplicaciones. 3. Corre a Instagram y sigue @tokidokibrand, @novelmex, y […]

Group Photo Shoots and Meet-ups

Calling all Supercon attendees! Join us to get some awesome group photo shoot pictures at Supercon! Participating is easy, just check out our schedule below Read More …

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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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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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Geek About Town: February

Welcome to February, my fellow geeks! Cliché or not, this month is all about celebrating love in all its forms, whether it be for friends, family, partners, pets, books, movies, games, songs, foods, or, you know, even particularly great gifs. So, whoever or whatever you find yourself loving this month, consider checking out some of MORE