Summary of Event
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Trials of Bahamut - Real Escape Game
July 1st - 3rd @ 1 PM/3:30 PM/6:30 PM/ 9:00 PM
Trials of Bahamut is a puzzle-based, event-type game, not an escape room. Each session includes a live MC, exciting movies and music to enjoy, interactions with costumed characters, and a solution walkthrough at the end. Each team will be 6 players, and there will be multiple teams playing simultaneously during the game. Each team is acting on their own and not competing with the others.
Source: Anime Expo Official Website
Anisong World Matsuri
June 30th - July 1st @ 7:00 PM
Anisong World Matsuri is holding two different concerts with performances from groups such as Aquors, The IdolM@ster Cinderella Girls, ALI PROJECT, and more.
MYTH: Legends of Burlesque & Magic
July 2nd @ 4:00-6:00 PM
Join world-renowned performance artists for an evening celebration of Anime, Japanese Pop Culture, Gaming Culture, and Convention nerdom in what is quickly becoming one of Anime Expo’s signature events: MYTH: Legends of Burlesque & Magic. Taking over the beautiful NOVO venue, MYTH offers attendees a high caliber evening show experience in a new luxurious lounge setting complete with bar and custom bar menu with themed cocktails just for the show!
Source : Anime Expo Official Website
Cowboy Bebop: Bounty Hunter Blues
July 4th @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bounty Hunter Blues will be a followup to the popular Jazz Cat Experience with a special live concert for the fans. Featuring live jazz music by the revolutionary band Alice Underground as they tear through a decade of musical and visual tributes to this epic franchise.
Source: Anime Expo Official Website
|Place / location||Anime Expo - Los Angeles Convention Center, California|
|Length of event||July 1st - July 4th|
|Cost|| Premier Fan - $425|
4-Day - $90
4-Day Child - $25
4-Day Military Discount - $50
1-Day - $55
|Hotels & Transportation|| The closest hotels to the convention center are The Ritz Carlton ($349/Night), JW Marriott ($224/Night), the Luxe City Center Hotel ($240/Night), and the Residence Inn ($214/Night)|
The cheapest hotels in the vicinity are the Renaissance Los Angeles Hotel ($139/Night), the Los Angeles Airport Marriott ($139/Night), Kawada Hotel ($145/Night), and the Millennium Biltmore ($155/Night) Some hotels have shuttle routes, which are complimentary to any attendees who show a valid badge upon boarding.
|When was it Established?||Anime Expo started in San Jose, California in 1991 before SPJA took over in 1992. In 1994, Anime Expo moved to Southern California and has remained there since. AX has been held in various different cities, such as Anaheim, Oakland, and Long Beach, with the official location being in Los Angeles. Over the years, Anime Expo's popularity has grown tremendously, and it is now the largest anime convention in North America!|
What to Expect
The best days to attend are Saturday and Sunday, with Saturday having more panels and events than any other day. Both days can go until after midnight, with various different social gatherings such as dances, karaoke, and parties to attend! Make sure to come bright and early in order to get your badges quickly and avoid long lines and traffic, as well as get first in line on panels or snag merchandise before it's sold out!
What to Bring in Order to Enjoy Oneself
It can be very easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of Anime Expo, which is why you must not forget to bring water and food in a bag of some kind. Summer in Los Angeles can be very hot, so make sure to stay hydrated and cool as much as you need, with shorts and t-shirts being recommended. There is also plenty of merchandise, so make sure to bring plenty of cash/debit card with you to be prepared if you see that figure you love!