Press Releases

April 10, 2008

News for Anime Expo 2008:

Anime Expo announces shuttle service to the Los Angeles Convention Center

24 Hour Complimentary Shuttle Service for Hotel Attendees

Anaheim, California (April 10, 2008) -- Attendees registered as guests within the official Anime Expo® 2008 Hotel Room Blocks will be able to access the 24-hour complimentary shuttle service which will provide transportation from all official convention hotels to this year's Anime Expo® 2008 held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the website

Shuttle service is provided between the Los Angeles Convention Center and the following hotels:

  • Kawada Hotel Los Angeles
  • Hilton Checkers Hotel
  • Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • Los Angeles Marriott
  • Millennium Biltmore
  • Omni Hotel Los Angeles
  • Sheraton
  • Westin Bonaventure
  • Wilshire Grand

Shuttle information signs, including scheduled hours of operation, will be posted in the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Hotel attendees will be able to enjoy this convenience with free shuttle services arriving at their hotels every 7-12 minutes during peak hours of operation. Only official Anime Expo® 2008 hotel attendees will have access to this free Anime Expo® 2008 service. All shuttle bus riders will be required to present their badges for identification as official hotel guests (all Anime Expo® 2008 hotel attendee badges will have markers identifying them as hotel guests).

Please note: Frequency of service is pending local traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).

Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online Registration Area at

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2007 convention at

This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property – Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation, product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers, international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.