Anime Expo 2013 (July 4-7).

Aoiblue

Raxbait: Hip
Hello HJU'ers~

Just wondering how many people here will be at this years Anime Expo?
I've got a 4-day pass so I would be down to meet anyone who is going anytime.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
My friends and I are coming down there this year. We are getting into LA on Wed morning and plan to spend the day traveling around seeing the city since it is our first time there, and then continue to do that when we get bored at AX. Unfortunately, we will be leaving on Sunday afternoon around 1, which blows because I' going to miss out on the charity auction, Funimation industry panel, and closing ceremonies, but one of our friends had everything paid off within 20 minutes of us deciding to go (plane, rental car, and hotel was booked).

I don't know how my internet will be, since I'm not sure if there is wifi in my hotel or at the convention center, so if you want to meet up sometime over the weekend, PM me and I'll give you my phone number.

So far, most of my Friday is planned to be in the autograph lines as I want the autographs of Sabat, Vale, Bosch, Kise, and Ishikawa. ANd I know for certain I will be going to the screening of Ghost in the Shell ARISE.
 

BLASTMATIC

Lurker
i am suprised nobody at HJU tried to get a booth and do some toku introduction and stuff especially if you gotta some stars there, just saying i am actually working with a buddy of mind were trying to get approved for a panel at Anime Syracuse Convention in September.
 

DoGu

Member
I'm going :D. Pretty excited. I'm going with a few of my cousins and some friends. Kinda bummed that I have to go a bit later on Saturday and Sunday, but Thursday and Friday, I'm spending the entire day there.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
i am suprised nobody at HJU tried to get a booth and do some toku introduction and stuff especially if you gotta some stars there, just saying i am actually working with a buddy of mind were trying to get approved for a panel at Anime Syracuse Convention in September.
I actually did. I submitted the Kamen Rider and Sentai panels I did at NDK last year and both were rejected. As was my Voltron vs Golion panel.
 

rurosuke

Member
I actually did. I submitted the Kamen Rider and Sentai panels I did at NDK last year and both were rejected. As was my Voltron vs Golion panel.
I've been going every year since 2008 and its disappointing that there has never been a toku panel at AX. Especially considering how its a major part of Japanese pop culture and I see plenty of toku cosplayers every year. I figured a toku panel would get rejected. Did they tell you why?

I'll try to check out the tokusatsu cosplay gatherings. I'm not much of a cosplayer, but I'll be wearing my Wizard rings, so if you recognize it, feel free to say hi.
 
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Aoiblue

Raxbait: Hip
Yeah, for the most part, I'll be going to Autograph sessions the most. Though Sunday it seems my schedule so far is light.

Also, this app totally helps on planning what to do at AX http://guidebook.com/g/animeexpo/

Still trying to think of what to bring cosplay-wise. Prolly go with a wrist changer.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
I've been going every year since 2008 and its disappointing that there has never been a toku panel at AX. Especially considering how its a major part of Japanese pop culture and I see plenty of toku cosplayers every year. I figured a toku panel would get rejected. Did they tell you why?
Nope, all I got was a blank email that said, "Your panel has been rejected" in the subject heading, and I got three emails, meaning three panels. No reason as to why or anything.

One person I talked to on FB said they don't accept any Toku panels because they are not directly anime related. I've been meaning to ask on their forums about Toku stuff though but keep forgetting. Maybe I'll do that in a few minutes while I am thinking of it.

EDIT: Just posted a topic about Toku panels on their board.

Yeah, for the most part, I'll be going to Autograph sessions the most. Though Sunday it seems my schedule so far is light.

Also, this app totally helps on planning what to do at AX http://guidebook.com/g/animeexpo/

Still trying to think of what to bring cosplay-wise. Prolly go with a wrist changer.
We were thinking about bringing some of our henshin devices, but have decided against it just so we don't end up losing them on the plane or something. Plus, it would take up too much room. I still kind of want to bring at least my KyoryuGold device. So if you see a guy with red hair, a KyoryuGold bracelet, and maybe black gothic boots (if I take them), that is me, so feel free to say hi.
 
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angelicnoir

Super Moderator
AAAAAAAAAAH FINALLY FIGURED OUT MY SCHEDULE:

Thursday
10:00am - 12:30pm Wandering / Food Hunt / Exhibit Hall
1:00pm - 1:30pm Magi Cosplay Meet
2:00pm - 2:30pm RWBY Cosplay Meet
2:30pm - 5:00pm AMV Room / Wandering
7:30pm - 7:45pm Johnny Yong Bosch Panel
8:00pm - 11:45pm AMV Contest (tickets pending)

Friday
1:00pm - 2:00pm Fashion Show
2:00pm - 3:00pm Sword Art Online Meet Up (Booth 901)
3:00pm - 5:00pm Wandering / Food Hunt / Press Lounge
5:00pm - 5:45pm Writing About Anime / Journalism Panel
7:00pm - 8:00pm AMV Room / Dinner
8:30pm - 2:00am AX Dance - RAM RIDER

Saturday
11:00am - 12:45pm Attack on Titan Panel
1:00pm - 2:00pm Tokusatsu Cosplay / Fanmeet
2:00pm - 3:00pm Avatar / Legend of Korra Cosplay Meet
3:00pm - 4:00pm Fairy Tail & Attack on Titan Cosplay Meet
4:00pm - 7:00pm Wandering / Artist Alley / Food Hunt
7:00pm - 7:45pm Eyeshine Concert
8:00pm - 9:00pm Wandering / Dinner
9:00pm - 11:45pm MYTH: Legends of Burlesque and Magic

Sunday
10:00am - 12:00pm Wandering / Exhibit Hall
12:00pm - 1:00pm My Little Pony Cosplay Meet

Side Note: I am also very disappointed they don't have a toku panel.

Also, if you're HJU fandom family, do tap me on the shoulder and say hi! I would love to have pictures with HJU people to put as a slide show or vlog :anime:
 
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BLASTMATIC

Lurker
I actually did. I submitted the Kamen Rider and Sentai panels I did at NDK last year and both were rejected. As was my Voltron vs Golion panel.
that sux, if i had the time i'd organize some kinda tokufest it would be awesome i wouldn't mind doing it or someone should, c'mon HJUers lets do it
 

Shirayuki

Lurker
I'm going to be there on Saturday and Sunday. If people want to meet up it would probably be easier to set up a place and time to meet up.
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
AAAAAAAAAAH FINALLY FIGURED OUT MY SCHEDULE:

Thursday
7:30pm - 7:45pm Johnny Yong Bosch Panel
lol This is the only thing on your list I plan to go to. No matter what, I am going to opening ceremonies and the GitS Arise premier. I also plan to go to the panels for Production IG, Chris Sabat, and Eric Vale. If I can get to it, I might go to the Abridged series panel unless I go to the Funimation Sneak Peak panel.

Wait, you are only going to his panel for 15 minutes?

And what press conferences are in the morning? They weren't on the schedule.
 

angelicnoir

Super Moderator
I'm going to be there on Saturday and Sunday. If people want to meet up it would probably be easier to set up a place and time to meet up.
There's a set tokusatsu cosplay fan meet up, I listed. I'm sure there'll be plenty of HJU-ers and toku fans there.

Wait, you are only going to his panel for 15 minutes?

And what press conferences are in the morning? They weren't on the schedule.
Indeed I am going for only 15 minutes, as seating for the AMV Contest overlaps. :sweat:

The press conferences are for press only, so they're not on the official schedule.
 

DoGu

Member
Maybe I should also think about planning on what I want to see....

Nah. :) I'm just going to go with the flow. Although I don't plan on going to autograph events. Not really my thing.

Anyone else going tomorrow to get their badges? I don't want to be stuck in line waiting on Thursday.
 

angelicnoir

Super Moderator
Maybe I should also think about planning on what I want to see....

Nah. :) I'm just going to go with the flow. Although I don't plan on going to autograph events. Not really my thing.

Anyone else going tomorrow to get their badges? I don't want to be stuck in line waiting on Thursday.
I'll be dropping by to pick up my stuff right after work. If you see me and I look a little frazzled, it's either I went stir crazy organizing books by Dewey decimal or I inhaled too much label remover. :p
 

Dr Kain

Well-Known Member
Maybe I should also think about planning on what I want to see....

Nah. :) I'm just going to go with the flow. Although I don't plan on going to autograph events. Not really my thing.

Anyone else going tomorrow to get their badges? I don't want to be stuck in line waiting on Thursday.
I hate standing in line for autographs honestly, but this isn't NDK where I can just chill and hang out with the voice actors and make friends with them (we have made friends with several Funi VAs including the Director of Funi/s video releases). I doubt I will even see them outside of their panels and sessions though, so I have no choice. It would be nice though, as I would love to just talk to Sabat and Vale for hours on whatever comes up.
 
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