With the fourth of July coming up fast, you lose track of time. If you live in the Los Angeles area, or are willing to travel here from wherever, there are some big events happening right now and into the weekend.
Anime Expo (or AX) is the largest anime convention in the United States. Featured events include the Masquerade cosplay contest, the Anime Music Video competition, Video Game Contests, and even a Karaoke contest. There is a long list of creators and voice actors that will be at the event Anime Expo also has a large variety of focus panels, workshops, and events, some of which are fan or industry sponsored. Finally, there are also a number of film and video rooms presenting anime screenings that run all day and night.
Overall, at this convention, I’ve seen really great cosplay outfits. They rival cosplay that I’ve seen at San Diego Comic-Con. Great stuff out there. Anime Expo starts today.
For more information see their official site: http://www.anime-expo.org/
(Note, some of the main events do require an additional ticket that is not covered in the regular convention ticket.)
[Read more of our last year’s coverage of Anime Expo here.]
X Games 18
X Games is an annual sport event, by ESPN, which focuses on action sports. It’s the summer X Games, so events include Freestyle BMX, Skateboard, Motorcross, and even Rally racing. It’s happening in the Los Angeles area, including the Staples Center, LA Live, and Nokia Theatre.
You’ve seen it on TV, why not see it in real life.
Find tickets here: http://www.ticketmaster.com/ESPN-X-Games-tickets/artist/976171
VidCon is the world’s first and largest Online Video Conference/Convention. Organized by Hank and John Green of the Vlogbrothers YouTube channel, VidCon is the largest gathering of the online video community worldwide, drawing thousands of attendees representing billions of online video views.
Tomorrow will be the last day for this con. For more information you can view their official site: http://www.vidcon.com/