Anime Expo Announces Record Breaking Number of Exhibitors

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
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
ever at the nations largest Anime/Manga convention¹s 15th year
at the Anaheim Convention Center July 1-4, 2006. More information is
available at .

From last year¹s number of 113 companies, Anime Expo®¹s Exhibit Hall
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
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
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,
the fans who end up paying more for non-bootleg items,² states Lynn
Anime Expo® Exhibit Hall Manager. Any vendor caught offering bootleg
for sale will be closed immediately and ordered to leave the hall.
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
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
stoop low enough to steal from a vendor who is trying to make their
is not the kind of element we wish to have at the Anime Expo®,² states

Individuals can now register via online (
) for Anime Expo® 2006.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Anaheim, California - Anime Expo®, the North America¹s
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the
of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event
serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest
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
Anaheim Convention Center. More information can be found at its
website ( ).

About SPJA
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American
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 (

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