Anime Expo2009 Announces Convention Program Schedules

Jun 13th 2009

Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Brings Makes Schedule Available Online

Anaheim, California (June 13, 2009) — With something for everyone, Anime Expo® 2009 announces the 2009 Program Schedule for the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org/programming/schedule/.

With an event for fans of anime, manga cosplay, video games, art and all things Japanese/Japanese-inspired-highlighted events include the Midnight Tea, Otaku Parliamentary Debate, ParaPara Dancing 101, Magic Macabre, Last Comic Standing, Masquerade Ball, Giant Robot Rumble, Gundam Model Building, Intermixi Japan Tours, Japanime Belly Dance, JrockRevolution.com Panel, Chibi Masquerade, Gaia Online Panel, Crunchyroll Panel, FUNimation Sneak Peek Panel, Gainax Panel, EigoMANGA panel, Copic Markers Panel, AMV 101, Anime Singled Out, Anime Trivia Show, Art Show, BlazBlue & Guilty Gear Panel, Voice Acting Workshops, Bandai Entertainment Panel, Artist Alley Panel, Battle of the Bands, Yaoi Panel, Pop Shop Masquerade, Right Stuf & Nozomi Panel, Robotech Panel, Rockin' Android Panel, Bishojo Games Panel, SPJA Charity Auction, Masquerade, AX Idol, Whose Line is it Anime? and much more!

Anime Expo® 2009's Schedule is available for download in PDF format:

* Day 1 (Thursday, July 2nd)-http://www.anime-expo.org/prog/dl.php?f=1
* Day 2 (Friday, July 3rd)-http://www.anime-expo.org/prog/dl.php?f=2
* Day 3 (Saturday, July 4th)-http://www.anime-expo.org/prog/dl.php?f=3
* Day 4 (Sunday, July 5th)-http://www.anime-expo.org/prog/dl.php?f=4

Anime Expo® 2009 Official Guests of Honor include Yun Kouga, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Daisuke Ishiwatari, Yosuke Kuroda, Toshimichi Mori, Toshiyuki Morikawa, Morning Musume, Yasuhiro Nightow, Atsushi Nishigori, Satoshi Nishimura, Takashi Okazaki and Kari Wahlgren.

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

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC, Central Park Media and The Right Stuf, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine, Anime News Network and UTB Hollywood.

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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