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Event Overview:

Held annually in Los Angeles, Anime Expo is North America’s largest anime and manga celebration. Anime Expo™ gives fans the rare opportunity to meet and hear from some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artists from Japan and get into the action through everything from costume play, karaoke and video competitions to exclusive screenings, non-stop video gaming competitions and the wildly popular Masquerade, in which fans transform themselves into their favorite characters through creative costuming, accessories and make-up and put on their own show before an audience of thousands. 

The AX Exhibit Hall offers the largest selection of Japanese culture goods in North America

With over 300 vendors and exhibitors, Anime Expo’s Exhibit Hall floor is a marketplace showcasing amazing merchandise straight from Japan. Attendees will discover thousands of unique items including anime, manga, figures and models, cosplay goods, Japanese fashion, accessories, games, music and more. Leading anime, manga, gaming, fashion companies will also be previewing upcoming releases, offering convention exclusives, and connecting with fans at their industry booths.  If you are looking for the most exclusive and latest goods, our Exhibit Hall is the place!

Artist Alley

Celebrating and showcasing creativity

Creative minds and art enthusiasts are welcome to check out or participate in our Artist Alley, a venue where amateur and semi-professional artists showcase their work. Located in Kentia Hall, artists offer a variety of handmade creations for sale, including original artwork, prints, crafts, clothing, comics and more. Whether you want to find your favorite artist’s booth or just browse through the tables, Artist Alley is a great place to see the talent and creativity of anime fan community.

About The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA):

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is 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™. For more information, please visit

There may be many networking opportunities at the Anime Expo 2016. Find out more in the event details below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 07/01/2016 - 07/04/2016
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 07/01/2016 - 07/04/2016
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Fri, noon-6pm; Sat & Sun, 10am-6pm; Mon, 10am-3pm
Classification: Consumer
Primary Industry: Art Fairs
Other Industries: Art Fairs, Local Shows & Fairs, Miscellaneous
Estimated Attendance: 60,000
Cost to Attend:
Audience: Animation industry and the General public
Notes: The AX Audience: a Snapshot
93% of AX attendees spend up to $500 on site
93% of fans have an annual household income of up to 150,000
59% of the 2011 AX audience were first time attendees
55% male, 45% female
56% of AX attendees are between the ages of 20 - 39

What Interests AX Attendees At Con?
63% : Cosplay Competitions
44% : Anime Music Videos
42% : Film activities
40% : Console Gaming
25% : Dance Parties
20% : Karaoke
Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
Venue Phone: (213) 741-1151
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel List:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:300+
Show Owner:Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA)
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: AX is North America's largest Japanese Culture convention!
Tens of thousands of fans come to enjoy all the fun and activities: Anime, Manga, Games, Fashion and Music. From Exclusive Guests of Honor, industry guests & panels, to the Artist Alley and, of course, the Exhibit Hall!

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
Standard $1,200 Regular; $1,400 Corner   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
Premium $1,400 Regular; $1,600 Corner   Water: n/a
Island Configuration $550 per island   Generator: n/a
Prices are subject to change.   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Yes
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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