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In Case You Missed It: Sailor Moon Day Anime Expo 2014 Highlights - OFFICIAL VIDEO by VIZ MEDIA

30 Jul ♥ 26 notes - reblog

In Case You missed It: ANIME EXPO 2014 COSPLAY SHOWCASE by MLZ Studios

30 Jul ♥ 31 notes - reblog
thetacomonkey: I was wondering if badges can sell out onsite?

For the first time ever, AX 2014 reached its attendance cap and badges did indeed sell out

29 Jul ♥ 20 notes - reblog
califorielle: Are we still allowed to go to AX for free after 4pm? If so, would we still need to get a badge and where would we get it ?

Starting next year, we will no longer be offering the free after 4pm Exhibit Hall pass.

29 Jul ♥ 17 notes - reblog
addude: Can you explain Premier Fan to me? Like benefits and overall cost and when one might be able to buy it.

All the perks of Premier Fan badges are listed at the bottom of this page: http://www.anime-expo.org/registration/

They are priced at $199, and very limited in quantity.

We will be using our social media and newsletter to give advance notice about when the rest of the premier fan badges will be available. So please stay tuned! Thank you!

29 Jul ♥ 1 note - reblog
corporalbooty: Will they be mailing badges for AX 2015?

At this time, we only have plans to mail Premier Fan badges. For more details, please see our CEO’s open letter to attendees: http://anime-expo.tumblr.com/post/92586848620/an-open-letter-to-the-attendees-of-anime-expo-2014

29 Jul ♥ 5 notes - reblog
dragonofthefire: Any chance of a date change for the con? It's always so hard to get the 4th off of work :c

Sorry, but it’s unlikely that we’ll be changing our dates, as Anime Expo is traditionally on July 4th weekend

29 Jul ♥ 4 notes - reblog
schwan76: How much is it to register for 2015

It is currently $57 for a 4-day badge: www.anime-expo.org/registration/

28 Jul ♥ 21 notes - reblog
Cosplay tips!

Cosplay tips!

25 Jul ♥ 38,741 notes ● via source - reblog

Have you seen the movie trailer that was filmed at AX this year?

A special thank you to Cosplay Los Angeles for making this amazing video.

24 Jul ♥ 66 notes - reblog
shibuyasentai:

Share a Coke with Senpai

BRB going food shopping for these

shibuyasentai:

Share a Coke with Senpai

BRB going food shopping for these

24 Jul ♥ 39,563 notes ● via source - reblog


im not even tired look guys I have so much energy


Hope that everyone has recovered from Anime Expo!

im not even tired look guys I have so much energy

Hope that everyone has recovered from Anime Expo!

24 Jul ♥ 52,703 notes ● via source - reblog
Are you going to San Diego Comic Con? Drop by the Geek & Sundry Lounge for prizes, giveaways, and a celebration of the cosplay community. Prizes include Anime Expo 2015 badges, Labyrinth Masquerade passes, and Anime Expo posters.Click here to RSVP~!

Are you going to San Diego Comic Con? Drop by the Geek & Sundry Lounge for prizes, giveaways, and a celebration of the cosplay community. Prizes include Anime Expo 2015 badges, Labyrinth Masquerade passes, and Anime Expo posters.

Click here to RSVP~!

23 Jul ♥ 33 notes - reblog

An Open Letter to the Attendees of Anime Expo 2014

To start, I want to say thank you to each and everyone of you for making Anime Expo 2014 the best event yet. Our employees, staff, and volunteers worked tirelessly for you to make this an exceptional year, rich with content and entertainment. We really stretched our wings to create something new and different for our fans.

As you know, we had more content than any previous year and more attendees than we anticipated.

Anime Expo’s 23rd year experienced an unprecedented 30% increase in attendance with over 80,000 unique attendees, and a turnstile attendance of over 220,000.

Our growth offered the opportunity to invest in exciting content for attendees to experience. The Kill La Kill special event, Sailor Moon panels, and AX Special Edition of rePlay: Symphony of Heroes were just a few of the amazing events offered at AX 2014. While these were complex to produce, we happily rose to the challenges they presented. Many of our programming options attracted interest beyond their peak capacity. The growth is a bit overwhelming, and we recognize the need to improve our logistics; there is a lot to learn as we move forward.

Our growing pains were evident in this year’s registration lines, panel seating, and autograph sessions. The entertainment we worked so hard to produce is limited by how many individuals fit into each event and how quickly we can seat you. We want everyone to experience every event, but the nature of these special events is that they are limited. Much like other shows, special events sell out quickly and simply do not have enough seats for every AX attendee. We’re sorry for this. I want to personally assure you that the SPJA and Anime Expo are not going to rest on their laurels and ignore the issues caused by our rapid growth.

We are committed to using these lessons to improve. We are launching a rigorous program to further develop Anime Expo by examining the complete experience from registration to programming. In 2015, we will be investing in streamlining and vastly improving your experience.

Our goal is for Anime Expo to be one of the easiest and most enjoyable conventions to participate in.

It is important to us that our fans and exhibitors have a clear idea of what is going to be offered in the show. We have created a lot of content and new areas for you to enjoy. Now we will be investing in improving customer service and access to our events.

I want you all to know that we are dedicated to making things better and we’re already hard at work doing just that.

Here’s a glimpse of our plans thus far:

  • Registration
    • Premier fan badges will be mailed.
    • Onsite badge pick-up areas will be increased to process significantly more badges per hour.
        (To put things into perspective, badge pick-ups were processed at a rate of about 2,000 people per hour in 2013, and about 4,000 people per hour in 2014.)
    • Registration will open earlier and stay later:
      • Attendee Registration will open on Day 0 at 12pm and stay open till 8pm on Day 1.
        (Yes, that means registration will be open for 36 hours straight!)
    • Days 2 & 3, registration will open at 6am & continue accepting attendees till 8pm.

To accomplish everything above, we’ll be bringing in larger and faster equipment, but we understand that better equipment doesn’t necessarily make for a better experience. We are setting some serious goals and enacting plans to achieve them.

  • Lines
    • Our goal is to make sure no one stands in line more than 90 minutes for registration, preferably less!
    • Registration will open 3 hours before programming starts each day, so people have the ability to see the show and a better chance to get into the panels they are excited to see.
    • To alleviate issues with the sun and heat, tents will be set up for outside lines before the show begins.
  • Customer Service
    • We’re increasing signage and we’re going to empower our staff to better assist attendees. This will help solve issues on the floor, in the lines, and in programming rooms.
    • We’ll also be investigating new technologies that will make it better for you as we continuously try to develop the best attendee experience possible.

It’s an immense amount of work in the year ahead and we’re looking forward to it.

I want to personally apologize to all of you who had negative experience’s at this years event. I am looking forward to working with our community of fans on improving AX and continuing to find new ways to make an even better show for all of us. We have so many more plans than what’s listed above, but we wanted to give you an idea of our top priorities.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and for being the best fans on the planet.

In Service,

Marc Perez
Chief Executive Officer
Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

22 Jul ♥ 175 notes - reblog

oddbagel:

mustmint:

as-a-melody:

I think this Hoenn confirmed thing is beautiful

We should have seen this coming

It was obvious.

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