Anime Expo® 2009 Proudly Announces That Online Pre-Registration is Available Now

Mar 4th 2009
Save Money, Save Time, Register Online
Pre-Registration Special Offered Till March 15

Anaheim, California (March 4, 2009) — Anime Expo® 2009 announces that online
pre-registration for attendees, industry members and press representatives
will be made available at noon on Wednesday; March 4, 2009. More
information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org.

Anime Expo® 2009's pre-registration system also includes FULL-SERVICE
Registration Support. Anime Expo®'s full-service registration support will
include:

· A full-service process including an online pre-registration site with
customized registration pages, group reservation options, hotel
reservations, main event ticketing and an immediate confirmation (via email)
· “Scan and go technology” which pre-registered attendees will be able
to print a bar code confirmation and have a separate entrance to receive
their expo credentials quickly and easily
· Access to a Call Center 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST (M-F) with
professional representatives to help with questions and concerns regarding
the housing and registration process
· Consultation and implementation of on-site registration to include
line placement and equipment set up
· 66 registration stations, including 36 manned stations and 30 self
registration kiosks
· Experient registration personnel on site to assist and help manage
the registration process

A pre-registration special for attendees of $50.00 U.S. for all four (4)
fun-filled days and nights of anime/manga goodness will be available till
March 15th. Early registration will then be offered for $55 from March 16th
to April 19th. Online pre-registration accepts American Express, MasterCard
and VISA. Attendees, industry members and press representatives that do not
pre-register can also register onsite during the convention held during the
4th of July weekend (July 2-5, 2009) at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Registered attendees will also have access to purchase premium seats at the
convention's main events including the Morning Musume concert (Friday; July
3rd, 2009; $20.00 U.S.), AX Idol (Saturday; July 4, 2009; $20.00 U.S.),
Masquerade (Saturday; July 4, 2009; $20.00) and other highlighted events!

In addition, pre-registered attendees will be able to obtain their hotel
rooms within the official Anime Expo® 2009 room blocks as well.

Anime Expo® Registration Division Head Elizabeth Wang states, “Based on the
highly successful registration process we had in 2008, we have brought back
the elements that made registration run smoothly. That way attendees can
spend their time attending events instead of waiting in line.”

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's 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 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 at
the Los Angeles 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
).

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA's actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company's assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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PHOTO EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE: Photos are available to the media. Please call
Chase Wang at (310) 869-8030 or send an e-mail to [email protected] to
request materials.


CALENDAR EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime presents Anime Expo® 2009.

WHO: Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
Industry giants
Guests from Japan and the U.S.
Exhibit Hall
Main Events
Concerts
Live Programming
Artist Alley
Screenings
Dances
Arcade
Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation
Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and
Digital Manga Press
Patron Sponsors include: COPIC and Central Park
Media
Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation
Magazine, Anime Insider
Magazine and Anime News Network

WHAT: Nation's largest 24 Hour anime/manga convention serving over
47,000+ unique attendees in 2009.

WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 2009 through Sunday, July 5, 2008

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street; Los
Angeles, CA 90015

ADMISSION:

Registration Type Dates Price
Children ages 5 and under Anytime Free
4-Day Child (children ages 6-12) Anytime $30

Early Jan 1st to March 17th
4-Day Attendee $55
2-Day Attendee $50
1-Day Attendee $30

Regular March 18th to June 1st
4-Day Attendee $60
2-Day Attendee $45
1-Day Attendee $30

Late June 2nd to July 5th
4-Day Attendee $65
2-Day Attendee $50
1-Day Attendee $30

At the door* July 2nd to July 5th
4-Day Attendee $70
2-Day Attendee $55
1-Day Attendee $30
*At the door registration refers to badges purchased at the Los Angeles
Convention Center during the convention. Those who choose to register at the
Anime Expo® registration site will be subject to the fees listed in the “At
the door” category. However, online registrations made during the convention
are considered “Late” and will be charged according to the prices listed in
the “Late” category. Please note that you will save $5 by registering
online!

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