Anime Expo® Launches 2009 Website

Videos, Contests, Guests and Much More

Anaheim, California (November 28, 2008) — With the huge success of the 2008 convention, Anime Expo® blazes into the future as it launches its most visually stimulating and user-friendly site to date! More information can be found on the website <> .

The new website includes a video player (currently with video highlights from the 2008 convention and information about Los Angeles), easier navigation as well as the incorporation of the “Twitter” tool for die hard convention attendees that want up-to-date information as soon as it is available. Attendees will be able to obtain accurate information regarding programming, panels, concerts, events and all that has to do with the biggest anime and manga convention in the U.S. Industry and press attendees will be able to access many more features including pre-registration for themselves as well as access to some Industry and Press only events (i.e. SPJA Industry Conference and the official Anime Expo® Guest of Honor Press Junket).

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at

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 2009 will be held July 2 – July 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. 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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