Anime Expo 2008 Announces Numbers

posted on 2008-07-07 14:21 EDT
Attendance keeps climbing at North America's largest anime event

There were 43,000 paid attendees at this past weekend's Anime Expo 2008 convention in Los Angeles, as announced by the Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation at the convention's closing ceremonies. This compares to about 41,500 paid admissions at last year's convention. When staff, professionals, press, and dealers are included, Anime Expo's total number of badges issued has likely broken the 50,000 mark.

The SPJA also confirmed that next year, Anime Expo will again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Fourth of July weekend. The specific dates will be July 2 to July 5, 2009.

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