Anime Expo® 2007 Announces Dolls & Models

Jun 11th 2007

Nation's Largest Convention Provides Ani-Matsuri Activities, Plushies and Contests

Anaheim, California (June 11, 2007) —Care for some FREE Pocky? Free plushies? Enter the Anime Expo® Model contest? These are some of the activities that are available at the highly anticipated 2007 convention June 29-July 2 at the Long Beach Convention Center. More information can be found on the website .

Anime Expo® 2007 will be a place of fun, frolic and giving as the American Red Cross will be accepting blood donations at the Summer Festival area starting at 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm. Blood donors will receive a free box of Pocky (limited quantities) in addition to having the satisfaction that they may have helped to save a life.

The AniMatsuri (Summer Festival) is back again and Anime Expo®'s Summer Festival will also be providing a 4-6” free plushie to all children attendees (ages 12 and under), a valid Anime Expo® child's pass must be presented. Attendees who attend the Summer Festival will see the new additions of craft booths and a “Lucky Lottery” game! Attendees will be able to paint their own Japanese Fan/Lantern, make their own Washi egg and decorate their own Kokeshi doll. There is also a new chopsticks skills game called “A Few Loose Marbles” that will test the hands of the most avid “Mr. Miyagi” impersonators. Summer Festival hours are 5:00 pm through 11:00 pm (Friday-Sunday; June 29-July 1).

The Anime Expo® Model Contest is a tradition running back well over ten years. The Model Contest provides model builders a place to gather and compete with one another on any anime based model subject which includes but is not limited to GUNDAM, MACROSS, EVANGELION, GHOST IN THE SHELL, anime figurines, etc. Contestants will compete against each other in various categories for prizes and the ever prestigious Anime Expo® Model Contest Trophies:

Anime Expo® 2007 Modeling Competition Categories include:

· Best Mechanical Kit
· Best Mechanical Custom
· Best Character Kit
· Best Character Custom
· Best of Show

Additional rules and information can be found on the Anime Expo® Model Contest website link at:

About Anime Expo®
Located in Long Beach, 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 2007 will be held June 29 – July 2, 2007 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California. SPONSORS: ADV Films, Bandai Entertainment, Copic Markers, Digital Manga, Gaia Online, Go! Media, Infinity Studios, ImaginAsian TV (IaTV) and the Los Angeles Times. More information can be found at its website (

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 (

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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