Now Accepting Sign-ups for Portfolio Review Sessions!

The sign-up form for portfolio review sessions in The Annex is now available! Portfolio review sessions will be conducted by The Annex Guests of Honor, Santa Inoue (creator of Tokyo Tribe) and Artist/Animator Sean Danconia (founder of SupaPop Studios), along with Collateral Damage Studios (Artist Alley Table C16/C17) and Ruwen Liu of Sizigi Studios (Artist Alley Table L22). Guidelines: Each session must be completed…

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Tickets for MYTH: Legends of Burlesque & Magic On Sale This Friday!

MYTH is an exciting evening show combining voice actors, singers, magicians, variety talents, celebrities, cosplay, dance, and burlesque into one giant show unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!  MYTH is the most anticipated 18+ annual event at Anime Expo.  “GO. SEE. THIS. SHOW!” Racket Magazine. Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic (18+) Saturday, July 7…

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Introducing the AX 2018 Merchandise Lookbook!

2018 AX LOOKBOOK Portable Charger Specs: 8000mAh / Dual USB ports 5V/2.4A and 5V/1A Find all the AX merchandise pictured above in the AX Official Merch Store located in the Los Angeles Convention Ccnter South Hall Lobby & West Hall Lobby. Maid Cafe and Lounge 21-exclusive merchandise can only be found in their respective locations. Hours of Operation South Hall…

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The AX Livestream Returns for 2018!

Between your phone, your tablet, and your laptop, you bring your favorite anime with you wherever you go. Why should your favorite convention be any different? Be a part of Anime Expo wherever you are through our livestream on Twitch and Facebook. Couldn’t make it to the event this year? No problem. When you connect to the Anime Expo…

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Introducing The Annex @ Kentia Hall, featuring New Fashion Brand Animepls, plus Live Art & Portfolio Review Sessions by Special Guest Artists!

The Annex is a new concept space located in Kentia Hall, adjacent to Artist Alley. This year, the Annex features cutting-edge fashion and art. Showcasing creators’ original art and designs, the debut of Animepls by Bioworld (pictured right), and fashion brands from Japan, The Annex is a place to discover something new, something edgy, something fun…

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Book Your Hotel for AX 2018 Before it’s Too Late!

Participating hotels in the AX 2018 Official Block offer a special rate for AX attendees, as well as access to a complimentary shuttle service to the JW Marriott conference center, which is a part of the overall AX event area. Book Now! Full weekend stays are currently available for the following hotels: InterContinental  Hotel Los…

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Preview the AX 2018 Program Guide Art by Meng Wang (LucidSky)!

We’re excited to continue collaborating with members of the AX community with this year’s program guide cover featuring art by Meng Wang (LucidSky)! With the 2017 artwork showcasing a plethora of characters that encapsulated the size and scope of AX, we wanted this year’s art to convey the community aspect of AX and how it can bring…

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Two Hotels to be Added to the Official AX Block!

The Hilton Checkers (starting at $238/night) and Hotel Figueroa (starting at $259/night) will be added to the AX Official Hotel Block tonight Thursday, May 17 at 3pm PDT. Please note that the shuttle service will not be available at these hotels. Hotel Booking Page If you have questions, please reach out to: Anime Expo Housing Contact Information…

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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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Important Ticketing Policy Updates

Over the course of our history, Anime Expo has hosted many amazing concerts and performances. We’ve had the honor of hosting first-time performances in the U.S. and once-in-a-lifetime performances. This year, we’re excited to present for the third year in a row: Anisong World Matsuri, created in association with BANDAI NAMCO Arts, Inc., Amuse Inc.,…

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Apply to Perform on the Community Stage at AX 2018!

Continuing the tradition of supporting the community through performance, the Community Stage in the Entertainment Hall is calling for performers! From martial arts demos to dance performances to singers, we want to spotlight our attendees’ creative endeavors! Interested in performing on the Community Stage? Send us your information by submitting an application below: Four microphones a…

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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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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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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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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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