Information on Anime Expo 2016

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July 1-4, 2016
Los Angeles Convention Center

Organized by Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation

Currently the largest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historically Anime Expo (AX) has been held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention (after A-kon in Texas) starting in 1992.

Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the AX Fashion Show. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.

Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands.

100,420 warm bodies
304,799 turnstile attendance count

Attendees View 13 users in attendance

Advance Rates:
$95.20 through Jul 1, 2016
$100.35 through Jul 4, 2016

At-Door Rates:
All 4 days: $125

Aicosu (Cosplayers)
Yoshitaka Amano (Artist / Graphic Designer / Mangaka)
Chika Anzai (Voice Actress)
Eir Aoi (Singer)
Ari Arad (Producer)
Naoshi Arakawa (Manga Artist)
Ayakashi (Band)
Bamboo (Founder, Overdrive)
Beau Billingslea (Voice Actor)
Steve Blum (Voice Actor)
Justin Briner (Voice Actor)
Christine Marie Cabanos (Voice Actress)
Chalk Twins (Chalk Artists)
Chocolate Covered Cosplay (Cosplayers)
Danny Choo (Writer / Blogger)
Stella Chuu (Cosplayer)
Dancing Dolls (Dance & Vocal Group)
Robbie Daymond (Voice Actor)
Dodger (YouTube Personality)
Doremi (Cosplayer)
Dustbunny (Cosplayer)
Dynamite Tommy (Vocalist / Music Producer)
Melissa Fahn (Voice Actress)
Flow (Band)
Sandy Fox (Voice Actress)
Makoto Furukawa (Voice Actor)
Shigeo Hamashima (Concept Artist / Graphic Designer)
Hamo (Illustrator / Dojin Artist)
HappiLeeErin (YouTube Personality)
Joshua Hart (Costume Designer, J.Hart Design)
Luna Haruna (Singer)
DJ HeavyGrinder (Disc Jockey)
Mel Hoppe (Cosplayer)
Kenji Horikawa (Producer)
Daisuke Ichikawa (Fashion Designer, Acryl agitt)
Koji Igarashi (Co-Founder / Producer, ArtPlay, Inc.)
Keiji Inafune (Video Game Creator)
Yoko Ishida (Singer)
Akira Itsuki (Musician / Cosplayer)
Miles Jai (YouTuber)
JAM Project (Band)
Junnyan (Founder, Harajuku Fashion Walk)
Jyunya (Director)
Tetsuya Kakihara (Voice Actor / Musician)
Kazue Kato (Manga Creator / Illustrator)
Shoji Kawamori (Animator / Director)
DJ Kazu (Disc Jockey)
Kiba (Cosplaying Corgi)
Shuichi Kobayashi (Producer, Square Enix)
Shigeto Koyama (Character Designer)
Minami Kuribayashi (Singer / Songwriter)
Reo Kurosu (Producer, NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan)
Yuro Kyoya (Director)
Lauren Landa (Voice Actress)
Wendee Lee (Voice Actress)
Lia (Vocalist)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Voice Actress / Writer / Director)
Erica Mendez (Voice Actress)
Michi (Vocalist)
Amanda C. Miller (Voice Actress)
Masahiko Minami (President, Studio Bones)
Yasuo Miyakawa (President and CEO, Sunrise Inc and Bandai Namco Pictures Inc.)
Masanori Miyake (Planning & Development, A-1 Pictures Inc.)
Yu Mizokami (Director / Lead Designer)
momoMc (Pole Dancer)
Tatsuyuki Nagai (Animation Director)
NaPaTa (Hentai Artist)
Shingo Natsume (Animator / Director)
Tomonori Ochikoshi (Producer, A-1 Pictures)
Octopimp (YouTube Personality)
Hiroshi Ogawa (Director)
Okayado (Manga Artist)
Oldcodex (Musical Artists)
Tony Oliver (Voice Actor / Producer / Director)
QueersPlay (Cosplayers)
Garnet Runestar (Cosplayer)
Chris Sabat (Voice Actor)
Shunsuke Saito (Producer, Aniplex Inc.)
Saitom (Hentai Author)
Nobukazu Sakai (nbkz) (President / Artistic Director, minori)
Sakira (Manga Artist)
Nami Sano (Manga Creator)
Takumi Sano (Artist)
Erect Sawaru (Author / Artist)
Sayori (Illustrator)
Stephanie Sheh (Voice Actress)
Makoto Shinkai (Director)
Mayumi Shintani (Voice Actress)
Nao Shirahane (DMYO) (Illustrator)
Mike Sinterniklaas (Director / Actor / Writer / Producer, NYAV Post)
Sphere (Singing Group)
Sushio (Character Designer / Animation Director)
Junichi Suwabe (Voice Actor)
T.M.Revolution (Musician)
Nobuyuki Takahashi (Publisher / Producer, Studio Hard)
Tasha (Cosplayer)
TeddyLoid (Music Producer)
Luna Tsukigami (Manga Artist)
Kazuya Tsurumaki (Director)
Kotaro Uchikoshi (Director)
Masuo Ueda (Chairman, Aniplex Inc.)
LeeAnna Vamp (Cosplayer)
Cristina Vee (Voice Actress)
Steff Von Schweetz (Cosplayer)
Akira Yasuda (Illustrator / Character Designer)
Yo (Bassist)
Mai Yoneyama (Animator)
Koki Yoshimune (President, âge)
Zun (Founder, Team Shanghai Alice)
109 guests listed

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Previous/Future Events:
Anime Expo 1992  July 3-6, 1992
Anime Expo 1993  July 2-4, 1993
Anime Expo 1994  July 1-3, 1994
Anime Expo 1995  Jun 30 - Jul 2, 1995
Anime Expo 1996  June 28-30, 1996
Anime Expo 1997  July 4-6, 1997
Anime Expo 1998  July 3-5, 1998
Anime Expo 1999  July 16-18, 1999
Anime Expo 2000  Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2000
Anime Expo 2001  July 5-8, 2001
Anime Expo 2002  July 4-7, 2002
Anime Expo New York 2002  Aug 31 - Sep 2, 2002
Anime Expo 2003  July 3-6, 2003
Anime Expo Tokyo 2004  January 16-18, 2004
Anime Expo 2004  July 2-5, 2004
Anime Expo 2005  July 1-4, 2005
Anime Expo 2006  July 1-4, 2006
Anime Expo 2007  Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2007
Anime Expo 2008  July 3-6, 2008
Anime Expo 2009  July 2-5, 2009
Anime Expo 2010  July 1-4, 2010
Anime Expo 2011  July 1-4, 2011
Anime Expo 2012  Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2012
Anime Expo 2013  July 4-7, 2013
Anime Expo 2014  July 3-6, 2014
Anime Expo 2015  July 2-5, 2015
Anime Expo 2016  July 1-4, 2016
Anime Expo 2017  July 1-4, 2017
Anime Expo 2018  July 4-8, 2018

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Last updated: 2017-08-11