Anime Expo Announces Record Breaking Number of Exhibitors

Jun 16th 2006
One of the Safest Anime/Manga Convention Halls Also Continues to
Set the Bar in the Fight Against Bootleg Goods and Shoplifting


Anaheim, California (June 16, 2006) ‹ This year¹s Anime Expo® 2006
Exhibit
Hall is the biggest hall ever! Spanning two halls within the Anaheim
Convention Center, and boasting over 128+ vendors with 20 brand new
companies. This year¹s Exhibit Hall experience will be the most
exciting
ever at the nations largest Anime/Manga convention¹s 15th year
anniversary
at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is
available at http://www.anime-expo.org .

From last year¹s number of 113 companies, Anime Expo®¹s Exhibit Hall
brings
new companies to our attendees such as D.C. Comics, Go! Comi and Square
Enix. Returning companies are such giants such as ADV, Geneon
Entertainment, iaTV, TokyoPop, Urban Vision Entertainment and Viz, LLC.

Anime Expo® continues to keep its pledge of having a Exhibit Hall that
sells
non bootleg or ³grey market goods² to its attendees. ³We strive to
keep a
good environment for both our attendees and the creators of both anime
and
manga. We do not allow these items to be sold within the Exhibit Hall
as it
is unfair to both the artists, who do not get paid for their hard work,
and
the fans who end up paying more for non-bootleg items,² states Lynn
Kurtz
Anime Expo® Exhibit Hall Manager. Any vendor caught offering bootleg
items
for sale will be closed immediately and ordered to leave the hall.
They
will not be permitted back for a period of at least five (5) years.

With strict rules and codes of conduct, Anime Expo® also strives to
protect
its vendors as well from those who shoplift. Any attendee caught
stealing in
the Exhibit Hall will be banned permanently. ³We feel that anyone who
would
stoop low enough to steal from a vendor who is trying to make their
living
is not the kind of element we wish to have at the Anime Expo®,² states
Ms.
Kurtz.

Individuals can now register via online (www.anime-expo.org
) for Anime Expo® 2006.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America¹s
largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the
interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event
serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest
and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2006 will be held July 1 ­ 4, 2006 at
the
Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its
official
website (www.anime-expo.org ).

About SPJA
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a
non-profit
organization with a mission 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®. More
information can be found at its official website (www.spja.org
).

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