Anime Expo® 2008 Alternates Your VisionJun 17th 2008
Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Launches New “Sneak Peek” Videos
Los Angeles, California (June 16, 2008) — Anime Expo® 2008 and Alternate
Vision Productions presents a new promotional video with a “sneak peek” of
Anime Expo® 2008 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles
Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. More information can be found on the
Three current (3) videos are available for viewing on the convention's
official website www.anime-expo.org
More original videos and unique programming will be available on the
AXBackstage site (www.axbackstage.org
The full list of official Anime Expo® 2008 Guests of Honor include up and coming director Masahiro Ando, legendary American voice actor David Hayter, famed POKEMON director Masamitsu Hidaka, the dynamic duo known as Jyukai, renowned animator Hiromi Kato, celebrated veteran voice actor Toshihiko Seki, the new Japanese “It-Girl” Shokotan and the legendary character designer Takada Akemi.
Attendees that have pre-registered can also update their information and add
on orders for main event tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online
Registration Area at www.anime-expo.org
Free shuttle services for all hotel attendees will be provided. Regular non-hotel attendees will have access to utilize the free shuttle services during designated hours as well. All schedules and routes will be posted in the lobby of each shuttle hotel. Frequency of service is pending local traffic, road conditions and can change without notice. Also, no shuttle service provided to the Holiday Inn City Center and the Figueroa Hotel (both are within walking distance of the Los Angeles Convention Center).
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2007 convention at www.AXBackstage.org
This year's Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television. Platinum Sponsor is IMAGI Studios. Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online. Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.
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 2008 will be held July 3 – July 6, 2008 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
About Alternate Visions Productions Alternate Visions Productions – On the edge of the pop-culture revolution is a media company focused on games, technology, music, film, and TV. Last year at Anime Expo® 2007, Alternate Visions proudly held its premiere screening of their pilot episode of "Project Cosplay", a costume (Cosplay) based reality show to a standing room only crowd, the fans went wild.
They produced the official AX Web Promo for this year's AX08 at the Los
Angeles Convention Center and they have several more projects in the works,
proving that from L.A. to Tokyo, they've got you covered. More information
can be found at their websites http://www.alternate-visions.com/
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