Greetings and Salutations!
For the students here at UAT, it's not uncommon for us to travel to different states for large events that would be held for varying industries or just for enjoyment purposes in general. Such events would possibly be the Game Development Conference (GDC), BlackHat, DefCon and E3. Even further down the line will be events that will be the Rooster Teeth Expo, or the event that me and my friends will be going to: Anime Expo 2014!
My fellow Student Ambassadors Karina and Scott will be going to Anime Expo this upcoming Wednesday, of which we will be traveling to Los Angeles, California for this event! There's about a total of 12 of us in our initial group going, so it should be a blast to say the least!
Here is an excerpt from the Anime Expo Page describing the event:
Currently the largest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historically Anime Expo (AX) has been held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention (after A-kon in Texas) starting in 1992.
Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the AX Fashion Show. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.
Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands.
Whether it be the panels and speakers, or the opportunity to share our love for the culture and media, it's certainly an event I've been wanting to go to for a few years now, and it's soon to be reality!
You can find more information about Anime Expo here: http://www.anime-expo.org/
And in the week to come, we'll be sure to showcase our experience!
Until next time,