Anime Expo® 2009 Masquerade Registration Date Announced

Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Announces Date for Masquerade Registration
Anaheim, California (April 7, 2009) — Interested in Cos-play (Costume Play)? Love dressing up as your favorite anime/manga character with others at the nation's largest anime/manga convention of its kind? Want to dress up and show the world your amazing anime/manga based costume/outfit and win some amazing prizes? Anime Expo® announces the launch date of its Masquerade Online Registration for the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website http://www.anime-expo.org/programming/cosplay-events/
Every year Anime Expo® showcases a vast array of Cosplay events; of those Masquerade is the largest. Anime Expo® is honored to serve the otaku community by helping cosplayers worldwide showcase their work in front of thousands of enthusiastic Anime Expo® attendees.
Anime Expo® 2009 Masquerade Online Registration will open Friday, April 10th, 2009; 7:00 pm PDT.
This online registration (not to be confused with the Anime Expo® online pre-registration system) will close May 17th 2009.
In an ongoing pursuit to protect the personal information of group members there will be at least one change to Anime Expo® 2009 Masquerade Online Registration. This change only applies to entries with more than one member. After at least one member of an entry submits their information completely, all other members will have until May 17th, 2009 to submit their personal contact information. To match each member to the correct group ALL members must use the same Entry Name, and spell that name in the same manner.
If you have any questions or special requests, please contact: [email protected]
For the latest information please visit us on the Forums under Cosplay Events. http://forums.anime-expo.org/index.php?showforum=10
Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org.

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC and Central Park Media, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network.

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 (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).

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.

The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Anime presents Anime Expo® 2009.

WHO: Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
Industry giants
Guests from Japan and the U.S.
Exhibit Hall
Main Events
Concerts
Live Programming
Artist Alley
Screenings
Dances
Arcade
Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation
Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press
Patron Sponsors include: COPIC and Central Park Media
Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network

WHAT: Nation's largest 24 Hour anime/manga convention serving over 47,000+ unique attendees in 2009.

WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 2009 through Sunday, July 5, 2009

WHERE: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 South Figueroa Street; Los Angeles, CA 90015

ADMISSION:
Registration Type
Dates
Price
Children ages 5 and under
Anytime
Free
4-Day Child (children ages 6-12)
Anytime
$30
 
 
 
Early
Jan 1st to March 17th
 
4-Day Attendee
 
$55
2-Day Attendee
 
$50
1-Day Attendee
 
$30
 
 
 
Regular
March 18th to June 1st
 
4-Day Attendee
 
$60
2-Day Attendee
 
$45
1-Day Attendee
 
$30
 
 
 
Late
June 2nd to July 5th
 
4-Day Attendee
 
$65
2-Day Attendee
 
$50
1-Day Attendee
 
$30
 
 
 
At the door*
July 2nd to July 5th
 
4-Day Attendee
 
$70
2-Day Attendee
 
$55
1-Day Attendee
 
$30
*At the door registration refers to badges purchased at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the convention. Those who choose to register at the Anime Expo® registration site will be subject to the fees listed in the “At the door” category. However, online registrations made during the convention are considered “Late” and will be charged according to the prices listed in the “Late” category. Please note that you will save $5 by registering online!

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Anime Expo® 2009 website at: http://www.anime-expo.org or call (310) 869-8030

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