SPJA/Anime Expo Host The NIsei Week Costume Contest This Sunday

Aug 10th 2006
North America¹s Largest Anime/Manga Convention and Corporate Partners
Provide Prizing and Smiles to Nisei Week Attendees


Anaheim, California (August 10, 2006) ‹ After a record breaking convention
in 2006 (over 40,000 in attendance), Anime Expo® starts pre-2007 convention
activities with hosting the Nisei Week Costume Contest Sunday (August 13,
2006) from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Mitsuwa Shopping Center 2nd Floor stage in
Little Tokyo (Los Angeles). Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest anime/manga
convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the
general public and animation/ comics industry. Anime Expo® 2007 will be
held from Jun 29, 2007-July 2, 2007 at the Long Beach Convention Center in
Long Beach, CA. More information can be found at www.anime-expo.org.

2006 Nisei Week Costume Contest Rules are as follows:

1. All costumes must be representation of actual character designs from
anime, manga or Japanese video games.

2. All costumes must be PG.

3. All contestants must fill out and sign the Waiver/Image Release Form.

4. Any contestant under 18 years of age at the time of the contest, must
have their parent or legal guardian sign the appropriate section of the
Waiver/Image Release Form.

5. Registration is "At-Event" only. This will be done on a "first come,
first serve basis".

6. All solo entries will have a 1 minute time limit.

7. All group entries have a 2 minute time limit.

8. All group entries are limited to 4 members without additional approval.
An additional 2 members can join after receiving approval from the Contest
Coordinators.

9. All contestants must be respectful and careful of each other, their
costumes and props at all times. Willful damage of costumes and/or props as
well as inappropriate behavior/manners toward other contestants or staff
will result in disqualification.

10. Contestants are prohibited from jumping or running off stage.

11. The use of Flash Powder, Fireworks, Lasers, Electrical Flashes or Smoke
Machines are prohibited.

12. Do not leave anything on the stage that can not be quickly and easily
picked up by stage hands.

13. Narration to be read by the MC must be 35 words or less. Any narratives
will be read before performances and costumer¹s information will be read
afterwards. Please make sure the narrative is written clearly and legible.

14. This event is for amateur costumers. Professional or compensated
seamstresses, tailors, costumers, clothiers, performers, etc. may not
participate in competition.

15. Purchased or Rental costumes are prohibited.

16. Costumes should not be constructed with messy substances or materials.
Paint or make up should not come off during casual contact with others.

17. Costumes must be self-contained. Connections to electrical sockets will
not be available.

18. All props must be inspected and approved by the Contest Coordinators.
Real weapons are strictly forbidden.

19. If an audio system is available for this event, please have the audio
files on a CD in regular CD Audio format that can be played on a regular CD
player.

20. Any applications maybe disqualified at the discretion of the Event
Coordinators.

Anime Expo® 2007 will also have a booth during Nisei Week for individuals
that are interested in volunteering with the production of the highly
anticipated event from June 29, 2007-July 2, 2007 at the Long Beach
Convention Center.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Long Beach, California - Anime Expo®, the nation¹s 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 2007 will be held June 29 ­ July 2, 2007 at
the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (www.anime-expo.org).

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
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 website (www.spja.org).

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