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Posted 2/3/14
I've never been to Anime Expo, but I'm thinking of going this year. Have any of you been before? If so, what is your opinion of AX? Is it worth going? What were some of your favorite things to do or cosplay as? Also, one of the main reasons I would go is the manga....is there a decent manga selection there??

If you haven't gone to AX, what are some other cons you think are better or more worthwhile?


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Posted 2/5/14
I've gone to AX since 2007 and it's an experience. It's gotten a lot bigger since then.

It's also the biggest anime convention in the US so they usually have a lot of big panels there so it's worth going if you like seeing VAs or industry stuff. I personally go there for AMV contests and panels.

As for manga, they have a lot selections. If you go the exhibit hall, there's lots of vendors that sell manga.

There's also lots of industry booths in the hall so it's really cool seeing Aniplex, FUNimation and other booths showing off new DVDs and stuff. There's also the Crunchyroll booth have events! Some of the industry booths are gaming related for like visual novels or fighting games.


I will be going to Anime Expo this year Hope to you see you there!
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Posted 2/6/14
i myself have not gone, because I don't live in the area.

I'm planning on going next/this year, but I will probably not.

But for the moment, it's the Anime Con Mecha/Mecca
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Posted 2/6/14
Right on! Thanks for the info SheeGee! I don't live in California, but I'm planning on taking the trip over to get at the AX. Sounds like a lot of fun....although I'm probably going to be spending too much lol I'll have to check out some of those panels and of course the exhibit hall.

Felstalker, I checked out that MechaCon...looks like a lot of fun. I'd go if I lived in New Orleans (I think that's where it said it is).
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Posted 2/6/14
Ive gone every year since 2004 as I worked in the anime biz, however i skipped last year! I will be there this year and its such a blast! Its nice its over the 4th of july weekend because then I spend about $200 on those local fireworks stands hehehe
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Posted 2/6/14

1peace wrote:

Right on! Thanks for the info SheeGee! I don't live in California, but I'm planning on taking the trip over to get at the AX. Sounds like a lot of fun....although I'm probably going to be spending too much lol I'll have to check out some of those panels and of course the exhibit hall.



I don't know if you've ever been to a con but first ones you usually tend to spend more than you wanted lol I usually come up with a game plan of things I want to buy and pinch myself every time I deviate from the plan

Looks like you live more midwest according to your description. I also suggest Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois if you want a closer big convention. My only problem with that convention when I first went was that there were certain events that were in hotels down the block...Not very convenient lol

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I'm going to AX this year too, its going to be my first convention.

I don't think im going to cosplay although that certainly would be fun.
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About vendor stuff there I heard that they mark it up pretty high from what they would normally sell for during non-convention times but it is smart to have an idea of what you may consider buying.
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anime expo 2013 was the first time i went to a anime convention it was such a blast !
there are many panels/industry guests/special events/ limited edition items that are not sold in the united states/gifts and prizes or rare items are given to the people who attend the con !plus you get to meet the talented voice actors
i have uploaded some photos of the stuff i saw there on my CR photo album if you want to check out what i saw there (i still have more to upload since i took a TON of photos)
i already bought my ticket for ax 2014 in november so i'll see you all at the los angeles convention center in july
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Posted 2/21/14 , edited 2/21/14
never been... looks better than Comic-Con
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My first Anime Expo was last year, and it was my favorite con of 2013! It was a lot of fun for me, and there was a lot of awesome cosplayers and cool things to look at in the dealer's hall. C:
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Posted 4/11/14
This will be my first time going. Any suggestions on what to check out first?
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Posted 4/13/14

gama-gon0101 wrote:

This will be my first time going. Any suggestions on what to check out first?


what are you interested in? mega64 usually has a panel which i attend and hopefully the one piece podcast will have a panel again, dealer room is always a good bet lots of interesting things going on there

if youre into gaming or tabletop stuff the game room might be a place to check out
Posted 4/13/14
This is my first time going and I hope it will be a great experience. I am honestly excited about it and I can't wait to take pictures with the cos-players and watch their reenactments. I don't know where to start or what to check it first.
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Posted 4/14/14
Thanks for the advise I'm definitely gonna check out the One Piece panel. I'm interested in many things too many I can't decide, hopefully I don't miss any good events.
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