Anime Expo® 2007 Announces 2008 Red & Black Pass Winner

Nation's Largest Convention's Also Provides Six (6) Additional Winners Free Passes to 2008 Convention

Anaheim, California (June 25, 2007) — Anime Expo® announces Mike Beaudoin as the official recipient of a pair of Anime Expo® 2008 Red & Black Pass. More information and images can be found on the website .

What is a Red & Black Pass? These special passes provide the bearer not only free admission to Anime Expo® 2008, they are also escorted in first into the exhibit hall, all ticketed events and provided premier seating, and more. Red & Black Pass bearers will also be provided custom badges as well. These “golden tickets” are valued at over $1,000.00 U.S. each.

In addition, six (6) other winners have received a complimentary pair of regular attendee badges for the 2008 convention:

· Jennifer Chean
· Erina Adachi
· Mei Ki Wong
· Jose Mendoza
· Josh King
· Scott Riley

Winners were picked randomly from attendees that purchased a premier concert ticket from the online Premier Ticket System. Winners will be contacted by Anime Expo® 2007 contest officials.

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! Comi, 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 (

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