February 22, 2008
News for Anime X Gamer Experience 2008:
Anime X Gamer Experience announced for St. Augustine, FloridaNew Anime and Gaming Convention to Debut October 2008 in St. Augustine, Florida
Jacksonville, FL, February 21, 2008: Forget everything you have come to expect from Anime and Gaming conventions. October 17-19 at the Renaissance Resort at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida a new breed of convention will arrive. Anime X Gamer Experience or 'EXP con' as it has been dubbed by the fans will focus on the Fan Experience and energy level through this year's theme: Rock Star Mentality.
Keeping true to the our goal of creating a new, unique, and exciting Experience for the fans we are incorporating a plethora of fresh new ideas to go along with the staples that you've come to know and love. With events such as the Cosplay Rock Band Showdown, America's Next Top Cosplayer, EXP Fan's Choice Awards, the Anime X Gamer Night Live sketch comedy performance, and a Cosplay Café which changes themes on a daily basis, we are confident that we can give our attendees an unforgettable experience.
Inspired by the conventions in the South East, the EXP staff gathered together to bring their own take on conventions to the North Florida area. "When I was searching for venues I never in my wildest dreams imagined we'd end up at the World Golf Renaissance." commented Rayne Sweat, Convention Chairman. "The venue is amazing, and with the 40,000 sq. ft of meeting space we are going to be able to do some great things here." As well as the large convention area, the World Golf Village will be showing Anime screenings at their IMAX theater for EXP guests who pre-register at the higher levels, as well as providing a fireworks show for a Japanese Festival-like experience.
Continuing the celebration and promotion of Japanese Animation, Manga, and Gaming in America, as well as other facets of Japanese culture Anime X Gamer Experience will strive to create an unforgettable experience for all ages.