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Events / Festivals

Anime Expo (OPENING DAY)

July 1
12:30 PM
Los Angeles Convention & Exhibition Center: Los Angeles

Event Overview

(JULY 1-4) AX promotes Japanese pop culture and the arts of Japanese Animation. Since its inception in 1992, Anime Expo has grown to become the largest anime convention in North America evolving in both size and attendance. The annual event initially started in Northern California and moved to the LA Convention Center in 2008, activating in West Hall’s 210,685 square feet and reporting 43,000 in attendance. Fast forward to 2017; AX currently utilizes all 720,000 square feet of exhibit space at LACC. The 2017 edition of AX now consists of one pre-show and four days of panels, premieres, Q&A sessions, and concerts with this year’s attendance projected to reach 100,000 attendees, exceeding previous attendance records.

Event Overview

(JULY 1-4) AX promotes Japanese pop culture and the arts of Japanese Animation. Since its inception in 1992, Anime Expo has grown to become the largest anime convention in North America evolving in both size and attendance. The annual event initially started in Northern California and moved to the LA Convention Center in 2008, activating in West Hall’s 210,685 square feet and reporting 43,000 in attendance. Fast forward to 2017; AX currently utilizes all 720,000 square feet of exhibit space at LACC. The 2017 edition of AX now consists of one pre-show and four days of panels, premieres, Q&A sessions, and concerts with this year’s attendance projected to reach 100,000 attendees, exceeding previous attendance records.