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99 days to go.

You Preregistered?
You saving up for the con?
You got your work PTO approved?
What you wanna see be at AX this year?
What’s your plans?
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>You Preregistered?
Yup
>You saving up for the con?
Still am.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Fucking finally, yeah.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
World Order concert, Promare US premiere, Love Live Sunshine movie US premiere
>What’s your plans?
To finally get in the Studio Trigger panel, since this might be the last time I go to AX.
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>You Preregistered?
Just now before the price hike
>You saving up for the con?
Struggling with my share of rent payments, other than that, chugging along decently
>You got your work PTO approved?
Not yet, but there’s zero conflicts, so there’s that
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Perfume in concert.
>What’s your plans?
Just vacation time and chillin’
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Got my time off requested and hotel secured, no costume finalized yet pending first announcements. I sincerely hope most AX guests and events are announced by end of April or I'll have to default to Slime.
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>>10135510
The Aqours concerts were announced mid May
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>>10136658
I'm not a Love Live fan, their concert is not on my radar.
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God damn flights to Cali are expensive. I was not anticipating nearly $500 for this.
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>>10137016
>mfw I have to spend $325 for my flight for Otakon
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>>10135150
>You Preregistered?
Yes back on Day 4 of last year
>You saving up for the con?
Yes
>You got your work PTO approved?
No, but I'm planning to quit my job before AX
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Another Aqours concert
>What’s your plans?
Do nothing but have fun
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First time wanting to go to a concert at AX, actually my first real concert ever, why do the prices range from 45-100? Also do I just sit ready to snipe on the webpage when tickets release? What are the best seats?
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>>10135150
>You Preregistered?
Yeah
>You saving up for con?
I have a good job now so just gonna use excess money I naturally have, paid off my share of hotel, and socal local so no flight!
>You got your work PTO approved?
Need to earn them back after spending them.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
No expectations anymore, and not much of an idol person to boot.
What's your plans?
Talk to strangers about cosplays and get tips and tricks from them!
Other than that, hangout with out of state friends and last minute plan for whatever events seems interesting like i've always done...
Might do a simple cosplay, again this year.
Didnt practice my handywork most of this year sadly.
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>You Preregistered?
4 days
>You saving up for the con?
all my extra money is for the dealers hall and AA since everything else is payed for
>You got your work PTO approved?
yep
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
some seiyus i like
TM revolution concert
thunderbolt fantasy movie premiere
>What’s your plans?
depends on what they announce
but mostly go to the toku gathering as my boy and spend my life savings and 3/4ths of my con time in the dealers hall
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>>10137532
>thunderbolt fantasy movie
Wait what?
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>>10137389
The seats in the Green circle are usually taken by premiere pass holders since they get dibs first.
The seats in the red circle are pretty ideal.
The seats in the black circle are only ideal if the seats in the red circle are fully booked.
The seats in the orange circle are only ideal if the other seats are fully booked but aim for the center seats if you must.
The seats in the yellow circle are usually open to the public if there’s a demand for it (read: Not Another Aqours Concert).
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>>10137592
There's a movie about ro's past "Song of seiyuu" coming out this year
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>Airfare: $477
>Hotel: $360 (my half of it)
>Badge: $92
$929

I think everythings covered now. Pretty pricey con, and thats before food and other purchases
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>>10137870
Don’t forget food and swag money
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>>10137016
It's $580 from London, return
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>You Preregistered?
yup
>You saving up for the con?
hahahaaa I'm really trying to
>You got your work PTO approved?
I'm neet
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
uhhh I dunno
the biggest thing for AX to me is usually artist alley...
>What’s your plans?
hoping to get my cosplay of pic related done in time, and maybe getting a good idea of anyone else to cosplay. I'm excited and I hope I have a great time since I wasn't able to go last year!
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>>10137747
Thank you!
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>>10137958
>neet
How are you getting the funds?
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>>10137989
birthday money from family and doing art commissions
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>>10138002
Got a link to your portfolio?
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>>10138002
>art commissions
so not completely neet
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>>10135482
>Perfume in concert.

Not happening, they would be just be finishing touring US in April, why would a non Anime related band play at AX?

It’s going to be Lantis label bands and Anisong singers
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>>10138499
A man can dream, can he?
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>You Preregistered?
yeah
>You saving up for the con?
Got $200 so far
>You got your work PTO approved?
I'm unemployed wew
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
All the artists/cosplayers everyone talks shit about jk
I want to see the ones I admire too
>What’s your plans?
Maybe go to the itabag meetup if there is one
throw my money at the artist alley
be angry about the ridiculous crowds, I haven't been to AX since 2016
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>>10138701
>I haven't been to AX since 2016
Oof. Godspeed, anon.
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>>10135150
>You Preregistered?
Yup, since November.
>You saving up for the con?
u-uh... not yet. I still have a couple more cosplay expenses before my outfit is finished and I'm out of a job until summer because of school. My summer job pays well, but I'll only have one or two paychecks to go off of until AX. Thankfully, I have a nice tax refund coming in and plenty of savings to hold me over in case of emergency; but, I was supposed to be padding my savings rather than spending it since I have such huge financial dry spells in between working seasons. To be honest, I've been ignoring that problem a little bit too much. Wish me luck anons...
>You got your work PTO approved?
I usually go to the con on the weekends, so I might not even need to. But, even if I do, it's super easy for me to get the time off. My job is super lenient with that, but also other than AX, I don't take any time off.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Panels, meetups, and the other events/areas at the con. Until this year, I've only ever purchased a 1 day badge and used that day to explore AA and dealer's hall. Now that I've got a 4 day, I want to see everything that I've been missing out on.
>What’s your plans?
Pillage AA and just window shop Dealer's Hall (gotta pick up all that free shit)
Go to a cosplay meet up for the first time, although not in a coordinating costume
Go to a panel (I've always wanted to see cosplay chess in person, but I'm not sure if my friends will be into it)
Eat something tasty from a food truck or lil tokyo
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>You Preregistered?
Since AX 2018 ended, $68 ticket baby
>You saving up for the con?
Pretty much almost there, hotel and post-con stay is booked, flight still needs to get paid for
>You got your work PTO approved?
14-ish days of it
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
TRIGGER panel as always
Some decent cosplay
Good guests hopefully?
>What’s your plans?
Cosplay and try not to die from the heat, and see as many friends as I can
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>>10138909
Hot damn 14 days off for AX is alot, you're making quite a trip out of this
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>>10138916
When you're flying in from Europe and your gf hasn't seen LA yet, you wanna make a trip of it (1 day for inbound, 5 days of AX, 6 days of LA, 1-2 days travel home/recovery)
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>>10137379
>quitting job before AX
Got any job prospects lined up when you get back or avoid the feeling of pic related?
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>>10139057
I wouldn't enjoy any con or vacation if i don't have a job with the bill creeping on you
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>>10139057
Nope. I'm going to live the NEET life for a few months.
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>>10139057
>not using Magical Girl Site to portray post AX depression
You had one job.
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>>10137389
I'm a premier fan. I can get you tickets early if you want.
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>>10139683
Not sure if the tickets are passable though since they fixed that loophole with the Aqours concert last year
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>>10139683
!! that'd be really awesome! Still not sure how ticket pricing works but here's an email if we can talk via that
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Anyone have any luck scoring one of the nearby hotels yet or are we all still waiting for May 1st?
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>>10135482
perfume was JUST in nyc, why wouldn't you see them then?
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You Preregistered?
Yes, bought my ticket after 2018 AX
You saving up for the con?
Not yet cuz I'm retarded
You got your work PTO approved?
Can't till 2 weeks out
What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Top notch cosplay but apperently the rules are getting stricter
What’s your plans?
Perform in the masquerade masters competition, I know I won't win but I'm gonna do my best to have fun.
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>>10139767
What happens then?
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>You Preregistered?
yes
>You saving up for the con?
should already have the money unless my car doesn't stop breaking
>You got your work PTO approved?
no, but I told my boss I'd be going regardless
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
cool stuff I guess
>What’s your plans?
meet up with a bunch of people from another board (groups almost to 30 now) and get plastered every day

Already got my room reserved at the doubletree in little Tokyo, 7 sweaty weebs in a 2 bed room.
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I know giving out ribbons is more an ALA thing because the con is smaller but do people do this at AX too? I want to give out ribbons. or maybe pins/stickers? to people who approach me
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>You Preregistered?
Since July
>You saving up for the con?
Got hit with some medical bills because of heart complications, but a good healthy chunk has been lifted off my shoulders thankfully. Besides that, I got more than enough. Hotel just a 15 minute walk from the convention.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Yuuuup. All handled early so there are no headaches for me come July.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Don't know. Second time going but I really wanna check out nice cosplays and fit in more panels, especially since I'll be there for all 4 days.
>What’s your plans?
Artist alley, maybe find some toku friends to hang out with. Pass by Little Tokyo and find nifty stuff to eat.

>>10139821
People cancel, so things open up for last minute booking.
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>>10139926
ribbons are pretty rare but give whatever u want i guess
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>>10139808
Tell us about your cosplay! I've always wanted to see the masquerade but I've heard it can be touch or go in terms of quality. What's your opinion?
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>>10139926
I've heard whispers that people want to give them out, but nothing concrete. I've seen a lot of free stickers given out at AA booths, but nothing interpersonally. Do it anyway, I'd love to receive something like. I was thinking of giving a pin to the best cosplayer I see since I received an extra when I purchased it. I just want to see a stranger's face light up in joy.
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You Preregistered?
Nope
You saving up for the con?
Pretty much broke at the moment
You got your work PTO approved?
Currently unemployed
What you wanna see be at AX this year?
More stickers/washi tape at AA.
What’s your plans?
I usually end up getting asked to work for a booth or something related to the con a week or so beforehand, so I just go in with little to no knowledge depending on how busy I'll be.
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>>10140268
That’s a cute idea anon!
>I just want to see a stranger's face light up in joy.

Same, giving stuff is really fun and so is receiving stuff! Like little memories to keep from the con.
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>>10140262
I can't really comment on the quality of the AX contest I've never attended, I have only done the Wondercon one back in 2013 and the LACC one this past November so I'm sure it's about the same. As for my cosplay I'll be dawning my Kars cosplay (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure) right now I'm on my third iteration of the costume over the span of a year it's evolved and improved so me and a friend with be working on the fourth iteration color the gauntlets use different fabric, I intend to bulk as naturally as humanly possible the next 8 weeks then cut down the last 5 leading up to it, I am insanely pale and definition has trouble showing on me so to circumvent that I'm going to learn to contour my physic as well as practice and improve my make-up, though I know I mostly will not be winning since it's hardly any costume to it and it's not a bodybuilding contest I hope they take into account the time I put into at least attempting to look a little like the character physic wise. I may run into a wall however because this past LACC I was going to enter Kars into the contest, two months out they approved the costume so I got it together, two day's before the con they told me I could no longer use it because it was not family friendly so I send an e-mail to the AX masquerade people to be sure it's approved then I'll hold them to that.
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>>10140366
DA, is this something only people tabling in AA do? Unfortunately not tabling but I want to give freebies out, but I'm also not a cosplayer, so it's unlikely I'll get randomly approached (much less randomly approached by someone who also wants whatever freebie I've got.)
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>>10139926
you are a pure and kind soul
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>>10140366
You get it.

>>10140413
In my experience, yes. Some artists will give out freebies, gifts with purchase, freebies for a task (much like ribbons), or art trades with other artists. You might not get randomly approached, but people at meetups, people you talk to in line, artists at booths, or cool cosplayers you seem would appreciate them! I'd say bring some along and give it a shot. Even if you don't give out your whole stock, one good interaction is worth it at all.
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>>10135150
>You Preregistered?
Yes. Since AX 2018 ended.

>You saving up for the con?
Yep.

>You got your work PTO approved?
Yes

>What you wanna see at AX this year?
I'd like to make time to go to more panels and hopefully the fashion show if they have one.

>What’s your plans?
I'll be in the masquerade again so I'm looking forward to that.

>>10139808
Good luck fellow masquerade contestant!

>>10140262
Not the person you replied to, but to me, the masquerade can be pretty fun to watch. If you're asking about costume and performance quality, it honestly depends on who's entering, but with WCS qualifiers it tends to be higher.
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>it’s another Anime Expo where all the guests and concerts/events are announced a few days before con episode
Why does AX do this shit every time? I mean, the Anisong World Matsuri Concert lineup would’ve been announced a week ago
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>>10142952
>no Anisong World Matsuri announcement as of yet
That does strike me as a bit odd for AX.
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Fuck off with the threads you fucking weebs. This shit is not that big a deal just because it's the only con you go to
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>>10143355
You do realize this is a cosplay board, right? Where people discuss cons? Where they cosplay?
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>>10135150
>You Preregistered?
premiere pass baby
>You saving up for the con?
kinda, already have money set aside for this
>You got your work PTO approved?
yep
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
movie premieres, concerts, the usual shit
fakku dance party was lit, hope they bring that back
>What’s your plans?
Ill make them when the concert and panel schedule drop.
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>>10142952
So this is the norm for AX? Every other con I've ever been too announces shit months and months in advanced, how is it the biggest anime con in the west takes so long on announcements
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>>10139733
all he needs to do is put your name on a ticket, or failing that, one of his friends' names who can pick up the ticket and then give it to him.

>>10142952
>>10143441
they do it because they know it'll make some people buy their tickets on the spot. either you're going and you preordered long ago when it was cheaper (and they don't worry about you) or you suddenly find a reason to go and now you're paying more for whatever it is you wanted to see.

that or they want to do a hype train of announcement after announcement right before the show but they tend to cram too many together
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>>10141292
Actually I won't even be doing the masquerade anymore I guess unless I cover it all up cuz it's a pg show I just found out but at least they let me know this early.
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>>10143441
AX communication is shit, they would still be announcing things and looking for help internally 2-4 weeks ahead of the con.
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>You Preregistered?
Since November, senpai. Premier.
>You saving up for the con?
Eh, I usually don't and it works out fine.
>You got your work PTO approved?
I'm indifferent, I can lose my job over AX, it'll only hurt them.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Panels and hella cosplay. Not into clubs and concerts per se.
>What’s your plans?
Have a blast and forget the outside world exists for 4 days.
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>>10143369
What's the fakku dance party about? How does it get? Have any guests or noteworthy people showed up? Haven't been, so I'm kinda curious
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>>10144759
It had the longest line at the convention. They had tickets and there was a free line. If you don't get the tickets then be prepared to wait a long time. They usually bring people from japan.
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>>10144750
>forget the outside world exists for 4 days
Too bad the normies would be en masse at AX during a shitty teen pop star concert, which eliminates all the photo shoots near the Staples Center
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>>10145071
What time does it start? Hopefully the majority of con goers will have time to clear out before it starts to avoid obscene foot traffic
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>>10135150
>You Preregistered?
Yes but my hotel reservation is a mess
>You saving up for the con?
Money isn't an issue
>You got your work PTO approved?
Salaried employees don't get PTO but I did warn them I'd be remoting in
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Movie premieres
>What’s your plans?
HxH escape room
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>>10142952
>>10143287
The SPJA is run by egotistical idiots. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't use Anisong World Matsuri this year. I heard they actually don't get money from all those performances. 100% of all ticket and merch sales goes to AWM and not to AX. AX actually got fucked over badly for the Aqours concert.
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>>10145648
7:30
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I don't have a place to stay yet
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>>10146344
Don’t forget it’s a sold out concert from Shawn Mendes of all fucking things. So expect rabid underage fangirls to gather 3-4 hours in advance for the concert line and such. Just be grateful it’s this instead of a BTS concert during AX
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>>10146385
When I saw the op post about a concert, my butthole clenched just thinking about that possibility
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AX needs to do away Premiere Passes and make everything a lottery ala SDCC.
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>>10146495
fuck no, the lottery is terrible
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>>10146372
Hello fellow Dragalia player.
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>>10146495
That sounds like a horrible idea. The existing lottery systems have people spending the night out in the streets for signature tickets without the promise of getting anything.
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>>10146268
I'd be so fucking happy if they stopped using the poorly planned Anisong bullshit and went back to full, regular concerts.
>Lineup of 10 artists, only 2 of which I like
>Those 2 only get the time to play two to three songs
>Buy ticket as a gamble
>Sit through all of those other bands
>If I don't like those songs, I'm fucked

I'm so glad AKFG planned their concert independently of the con in 2017.
>They played all the good shit, anime-related or otherwise
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>>10146809
the worst part of the SDCC lottery is that it is open to everyone and you can enter every lottery electronically without costing a dime even if you don't care about it to begin with. there are no downsides or drawbacks if you win and don't go to collect your winnings so there are plenty of people who just enter because they can. it also meant that since people weren't in line for one thing they were free to then go to another thing's line which exacerbated crowding inside

>>10146827
that would mean that SPJA would have to actually spend money and effort on attracting people instead of having them thrown at them by Japanese companies. fun fact: most of AX's guests nowadays are not paid for by the con.
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https://youtu.be/rzKcrJ77wBY
>Makoto Shinkai’s new film is gonna premiere at AX, alongside Studio Trigger’s new movie and the live action Tokyo Ghoul sequel nobody asked for that was so bad that the original actress for Touka fucked off to Japanese Scientology.
Calling it right now. Screencap this shit.
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>>10146904
Promare will have US premiere
Weathering with You will have world premiere
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My condolences to all the cosplayers doing cosplay shoots near the Staples Center this year.

Shawn Mendes added a second show on the 6th.
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With OPM2 finally out i would fucking kill for a jam project concert
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Staying at the doubletree, what are the best/underrated places to eat in Little Tokyo?
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When is the AA table list released? I wanna play my haul already :(
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>>10146809
>The existing lottery systems have people spending the night out in the streets for signature tickets without the promise of getting anything.
People at AX already do that. A lottery eliminates people sleeping on the streets as bums for autographs.
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>>10149153
>People at AX already do that
>>The existing lottery systems...
Yes, I said that.
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>>10149153
If you're sleeping out there at AX your chances are actually really high still. We aren't at SDCC levels yet. I'd only agree to a lottery if they actually put restrictions on it. At least with camping you know people give a shit about it to commit time as opposed to just entering because they can. There were complaints about the lottery because of the lack of restrictions at SDCC last year.
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>>10149935
>We aren't at SDCC levels yet.
Yes you are. The only difference is that the neighboring businesses don't like you.
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What would be the best way to meet new people and make new friends? I'm traveling from Kansas to go. The biggest con I've been to was Metrocon, which I heard is shit compared to other big conventions. There has to be huge parties at AX, right?
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I decided to not go to AX this year, with the prices on everything raising so much and the fact heat is a huge trigger for my migraines, it just doesn't work out. last year my shoes melted crossing the street trying to get to the shuttles. it was a 115°F, i had a migraine so bad I had to go home and get a Botox shot from urgent care. and i still had the stupid migraine for 3 days. Sad I can't debut my Xelha cosplay tho
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>>10151099
Heat is really disgusting so thats a fair reason not to go. Would be nice if AX wasn't during peak summer heat.
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>>10150768
Suffering in long lines together usually helps start conversations. I'm from Arkansas, so it was odd being in LA last year, but I was able to chat with someone I was waiting in line with and we had things in common. Loved model kits too, which was a nice thing to find out.
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>>10151100
>mfw last year's summer nights were the hottest of any night in my entire life
>daytime was just as bad
>grew up in vegas
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>>10152987
Holy fuck, when I stepped out of the concert hall on Friday night it felt unreal.
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Anyone have any ideas on when they're going to announce what anime film premieres they're doing this year?
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>>10153212
Last week of June probably.
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https://live.otaquest.com/

Day 0 @ 6:30pm

>m-flo
>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
>Hiroomi Tosaka
>CAPSULE
>ELLY

Kickoff Show afterwards

>Taku Takahashi
>Yasutaka Nakata
>TeddyLoid

Thoughts? I love the shit out of Capsule so I'm sold.
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>>10152987
Do people even do cosplays that aren't bikinis? The would incinerate most outfits.
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>>10153365
This isn't Neon District 2
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>>10153365
It bugs me slightly that it's two separate tickets, it's the main thing making me "on the fence" about it instead of "sold".
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Someone (You) me when there's a JW room available on the site please
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Never forget
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>>10153640
il take it over vegas, i didnt even want to go to EVO this year because of the heat
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So what's the one concert you would go fucking berserk to seeing at AX?
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>>10153669
Perfume
ClariS
Radwimps
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I work downtown so will have free parking, and got my pto approved already. Now just to save money for artist alley.
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>>10153365
Personally like last year's line-up more but I'm stoked for the kickoff show
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>>10153669
Man With a Mission
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Be ready for LA announcement for Aqours...again.
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>>10153669
kz liveytune
yanagi nagi
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>>10153669
anything with LiSA or Aimer
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>>10153669
IDOLiSH7
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>>10153669
Original im@s girls/765
Babymetal (I missed them last time they came)
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>>10153669
the pillows. I don't care if FLCL 2/3 sucked, I just want to finally see them live.
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>>10154179
Agreed.
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>>10154179
Good taste
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>>10153365
>Kyary Pamyu Pamyu in the year 2019

Capsule is the only good thing on that list
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>>10153669
Seconding >>10154179 and Asian Kung-Fu Generation
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>>10153669
UVERworld
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>>10154303
This, their stuff fucking slaps
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>>10153935
> this absolute shit taste
That aside, AX will never care enough about female-targeted idol groups to bring them over. Idol boy concerts are a wishful fantasy at best.
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>>10154179
I saw them live in NYC and tbf AX would suck for them, they are like some old school rock and they wouldn't be as cool in a huge venue tbf
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>>10154303
Stupid sexy Takuya
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>>10154179
>Didn't come down to SDCC when their concert was free
All you had to do was play mini golf at the Adult Swim exhibit.
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>$117 for 4 day badge
Fuck
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>>10154588
Buy earlier you poopy head
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>>10154698
I did, I actually bought it on Day 4 last year. I just can't believe it's got to that price.
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Can anyone tell me where the sausage parties are generally at?
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>>10154856
Everywhere?
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>>10154856
Fakku party
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>>10153870
This
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Do the JW and other hotels with wristband policies actually enforce it?
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BLUE SHIRT GUY WILL BE AT AX 2019
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>>10154868
really hope mogra comes back this year
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Linecon 2019
Build the wall but with the shithole sanctuary state of Commiefornia on the other side of the United States of America
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>>10155150

Ohh yes they do. Heavily.
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Cant believe people still go to this dumbass overpriced and overcrowded con.
I went for 10 years straight and stopped going because of how awful it got.

This thread is a sad testiment to that. Everyone scrounging up and saving for overpriced stuff in the hot ass weather. Paying for an overpriced badge so they can line up for 3 hours to MAYBE get into a single panel.

Do yourselves all a favor and ditch AX and start going to ALA in January.
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>>10155235
whomst
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>>10155311
I think if you live in the shithole Southern California then definitely go for it. But if you live beyond driving distance then definitely dont go
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>>10155311
I'm going despite my hatred for summer heat because I want to see AX at least once.
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>>10155150
Only Marriott properties
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>>10155311
I can't believe that people still come into this thread to bitch and lick ALA's butthole. ALA isn't some hidden mecca that no one knows about. If someone wants to go, they will. If they don't, they won't. This conversation isn't productive in the slightest, yet there's at minimum 3 posts like this every thread.

Do yourself a favor and focus on AX. Even if it's criticism, I don't give a shit. Just focus on the topic at hand.
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>>10155311
AX is the only time of the year you get to meet and hang out people from out of state and out of the country. I got to hang out with actual Japanese and Chinese people who come here for some fucking weird reason.
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>>10155311
Fuck off dude. ALA fucking sucks dick. The location sucks and it's not worth the time or money to go.
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>>10148410
typical: Kura Revolving Sushi Bar, Daikokuya (cash only)
underrated: just using Yamazaki Bakery and Ninjiya Market for your meals
Yamazaki's breads and curry buns are cheap delicious, Ninjiya Market has tons of fresh food every day (as well as staple weeb snacks/drinks). You get way more bang for your buck doing this, and can keep a lot of it in your room.
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>>10155519
I'm a LA local and I didn't know about those places. Thanks, anon
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>>10155519
Thanks for reminding me about ninjiya, that's a good idea.
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>>10155519
Marukai market has much better and a lot more ready made food than Nijiya
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>>10137870
DESU if you're spending that much you might as well save up and go to Japan. LA is expensive as shit and the airfare to Tokyo can be gotten under $800 on the low (ie. Winter ComiKet) season

Unless you're planning to fuck your online friends, that is.
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So I haven't gone since 2016. Are there any cool concerts?
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>>10155988
Scroll up for the concert list
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>>10153775
>perfume
they have solo tours, don't need cons

>>10153870
>mwam
also solo tours

>>10153914
>lisa
mite b cool but she was here long ago
>aimer
also mite b cool but just had a show last year. surprised sony doesn't try to push her solo

>>10154074
>babymetal
they just announced a show at the forum and tickets went on sale earlier today

>>10154179
>pillows
they toured last year; how did you miss them?

>>10154293
two concerts two years ago while AX was going on

>>10154587
you didn't even have to play the games, you could have just watched from the side because it was right next to the hall H line

>>10155985
>japan
they're two different beasts. you're probably not going to see big guests while you're in japan. you might see a concert or two if they're at the right time (big if). you basically have to form your trips around the concerts while with AX you can count on there to be concerts.
also unless you're taking chinese transfers getting a ticket during winter comike is not cheap
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>>10154856
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>>10154856
Senpai Squad parties
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>>10156112
I made the babymetal reply the day before I saw the announcement but thank you
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>>10148410
I'm going to head to Rice & Nori in Weller Court. It's only been around for a few months. They have great sets for onigiris that will last in the heat, especially umeboshi and shiitake kombu. It'll be good for take out or eat in, and they're filling.
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>>10156112
How? Easy, just live in the midwest. the pillows didnt have midwest dates. i couldnt call off work for any of their shows.
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>>10156671
Wow, didn't know about this place thanks dude
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>>10155311
>ALA
>in Ontario
>Ontario, California
>Their main attraction is probably the amazon warehouse

6/10 poast made me reply
ontario is a metaphysical shithole in and out
the only good part about it is that its near rancho
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Yeah, NOW they send the email. Turns out I don't have any address on file on eventbrite, probably going to have to stand in line now.
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>>10157574
Yeah seriously, what the hell
I was pretty sure I entered in my shipping address info when I ordered, but nothing is on file and it says the delivery method is eTicket
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>>10157584
AX on twitter says if your order is categorized as an "E-Ticket" then you will receive your badge in the mail.
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>>10157584
It might not be so bad. If you go to register a new badge it clearly asks you the shipping address there. You anon having the exact same issue makes me think its just them having trouble right now, seeing how they are having errors if I try to update my info.
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>>10157586
Wow AX twitter is full of people complaining about it too. Who knows what'll happen.
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>>10157574
> literally checked my address two days ago
> check again now and it's blank
I was a fool to think anything AX touched would be competent.
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>>10157574
>>10157584
they sent a first email on the 22nd about addresses and a reminder today
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>>10157629
oh I see what you mean. the first email on the 22nd said 11:59 PM and today's was AM for god knows why.
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>>10157629
Well they didn't send any emails to me on the 22nd, this is the first one I got since registering.
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>>10157574

Is this the start of another shitty mismanaged year of AX!? God I hope so. I miss all the whiny posts online, and seeing the confused and angry faces of first-timers at the expo.

Good times.
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>>10157586
>mfw got charged shipping and handling fee even though they can't ship it to my country
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Is anime expo always managed horribly?
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>>10158576
It’s like trying to get Hamilton tickets. The road to getting there is an absolutely special kind of hell, but by the time you reach the end of the road, your efforts don’t feel like they died in vain.
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i live in long beach so i take the blue line
not going this year focusing on moving and getting my business off the ground
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May 1st is almost here
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>>10159325
What happens then?
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>>10155299
Gotta be a dude.
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>>10159328
I can't risk letting you know, so I'll tell you after 2 weeks
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>>10159341
If you don't tell me in 2 weeks, precisely on Sunday May 12th I will be very upset.
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>>10159328
cant speak for them, but it may or may not be related to the ax craigslist orgy
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>Almost May
>No concert announcements
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>>10158576
>High turnover rate within the SPJA and AX staff since the mid 2000s
What do you think?
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Thinking of making something similar to picture related for AX, but the head portion will be about 3' x 3'. Rather than layering and shaving the head, I'm thinking of using pepakura to get the 2D cutout and gluing the edges since I don't have room to work at my location for full-on shaving and grinding. How thick should the foam be, and is EVA foam too heavy for this?
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>>10159982
>>>10148843
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>>10160011
Thank you, couldn't find it earlier despite seeing it in previous visits.
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AX is held in this shithole sanctuary city of Los Angeles, not Venezuela!
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>>10160184
Think they're excited for Anime Expo?
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>>10160184
We'll be far away from that area Cletus.
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>>10135150
Just as a refresher here's last 2 years previous /cgl/ AX discords for all your during-con meetup needs.

https://discord.gg/DfAxSm9
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>only a little over two months away now
fucking hell, time flies
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How’s your AX money jar coming along?
>tfw it would’ve been more if it weren’t for rent
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>>10160399
I don't really have a dedicated fund, this is my first year so I don't really know what to expect for on site expenses. Hotel, ticket and airfare though were nearly $900 total. I can see it going a few hundred more on food and merch easily
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>>10160399
>budgeting
The real trick is putting yourself in a false sense of financial security so you can have more freedom to buy stuff.
That said, $1,000 is my spending limit at the convention. Already spent nearly $1,500 for my hotel, ticket, and flight to LA.
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So what can we expect for fireworks on July 4th downtown? Any neat places to go?
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>>10160399
>TFW hotel is covered because friend got a room and owes me money. Rather than pay me back, he would rather cover my share of the room.
Feels good. I generally bring around $300 spending money for AX since a good chunk of my annual con budget gets btfo at SDCC.
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>>10160399
i have about 600 saved so far and i just got a new credit card for AX
everything else is payed for aside from food
all of my money is going to the dealers hall to satiate my inner buyfag
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>>10159350
Okay I got my room so I can tell you now

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO CANCEL YOUR AX ROOMS WITHOUT GETTING CHARGED $50 FOR A CANCELLATION FEE

AVAILABLE ROOMS ARE POPPING UP AGAIN
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>>10160597
I FORGOT MY VERY IMPORTANT IMAGE
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>>10160529
Look for some rooftop bars. I don't know any personally and can't give recs, but I've seen a few grams and the view looks like it'd be perfect. Alternatively, if you're allowed to visit the taller floors of a nice hotel, it might be a nice spot to watch from.
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>>10160597
Thank you anon!
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>>10160399
Coming along quite nicely, I hope.
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>>10155311
AX has the best industry guests. Only phlebs go for any other reason.
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>>10160184
lmao I always laugh at people staying at Indigo that don’t know that James wood is a literal crack den.
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>You Preregistered?
Yes
>You saving up for the con?
Nope have all the money I need.
>You got your work PTO approved?
Yes, but might change job before July.
>What you wanna see be at AX this year?
Good, Cosplay maybe concert.
>What’s your plans?
have fun
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>>10161505
Crunchyroll has Junji Ito and the director of SnK and Ancient Magus Bride on their guest list.

At the moment, AX lint and moth balls.
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>>10161663
>mfw not even Anisong World Matsuri isn’t even announced yet
Not surprising though since the Noy Aqours concerts somewhat bombed.
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>>10161665
Are you talking about last year's Kawaii Live? I went to that, and it was a ghost town, pretty sad. I think it was the only AWM concert that did not sold out last year.
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>Not even local dub VAs announced as guests
Sad
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>>10161665
Anyone who would've been into that concert's set list had already spent their money on scalped Aquors tickets.

I don't know why AX stuffed last year's music selection with mostly cutesy Jpop groups - a lot of people were bitching about the lack of male performers, or any Jrock in general.
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>>10161675
At least it felt like the crowd kinda grew over time since Shoko's act was saved for last. Still sad otherwise since I enjoyed Kawaii Live more than Super Live overall last year
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>>10161663
>guest list
They never announce shit till right before. Last year had a dif guest each moment I turned around. LN authors and directors and premieres out the fucking ass. Crunchy is also for fags so I’ll die before going to their nigger con.
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>>10161713
By this time last year they had announced Aquors, AWM, and some English voice actors, along with lower profile guests and that one cosplay drag queen or whatever. This year all we know is what the program cover looks like and that there's going to be a Kpop dance battle. Great.

idgaf about Crunchy and San Jose is a shithole, but at least they have more than a blank page.
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>>10161717
Even artist alley had some people from pixiv I follow. Dealers hall had some artists for VN randomly. Even without announcements I already know going I’ll sneeze and see someone I want to.
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>We're very excited to welcome model & actor Ryo Kitamura to #AX2019 for his first overseas convention appearance!
>Kitamura's appearance is made possible by Entertainment Hobby Shop Jungle - Anime Jungle Los Angeles
Who?
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>>10161861
2.5D actor....
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>>10161861
There's an Enstars anime coming out this summer and he voices one of the characters. Wouldn't be surprised if it's premiering at AX.
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>>10161861
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Gotta make the gas one a bit bigger lol
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>>10160919
>Crunchyroll
>Netflix
>funko pops
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>>10162324
>Not buying Funko Pops just to make a quick buck
I made some decent profit flipping those gold Bruce Lee pops that BAIT was selling at their booth last year.
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>No Aqours this year
Good, at least there will be less raibu faggotry this year
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What's the one seiyu you want to see at AX this year
I would actually kill someone to meet Tomato
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>>10162535
Tomoyo Kurosawa.
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>>10162535
Kamiyan or Hosoyan
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>>10162535
Mamoru Miyano. Having him alone would be a fucking trip to watch.
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>cosplay senpais
I guess "digital influencers" are next on the list, blargh
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>>10162583
>digital influencers
>Youtubers, Instagram thots, and IRL Twitch streamers
Fuck AX
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>>10162583
What do cosplay senpais do at the con anyway?
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>>10162621
Fucking nothing, they hardly talk about cosplay.
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>2019
>People still complaining about no guests in April/May
How fucking new are you dolts? They won't announce anything until after Fanime and Memorial Day weekend. Wait until early June to get your concert info and other Japanese guests.
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>>10135150
What do people do if they have an unsteady group? There's more than a 75% chance my friends will cancel due to one circumstance or another (they've done it many times). I really don't want to go alone this year. Does /cgl/ have any form of networking so I can find people to split an AirBnB with or something?
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>>10162699
I go to nothing but panels the entire time or stand in line for signatures. So even though I have friends who go I almost never see them because they barely watch anime and just hang out in the dealers hall dumping money on over priced garbage. So learn to enjoy panels or make new friends.
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>>10162699
There is a /cgl/ discord that coordinates room shares, its more focused on Midwest conventions but theres always a handful that might be willing to share their hotel there. Post in the roomshare channel! https://discord.gg/MpMpdqf
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>>10162624
Are they supposed to host panels or a booth or something? What are they invited on to do?

I had a feeling it'd be nothing, oof.
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>>10162707
pretty sure they're talking about housing/hotels
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What does staying at the Ritz/JW/Luxe for AX feel like?
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>>10162912
Like bags of sand. Nah, I stayed at JW last year and it was nice. I had to adjust the thermostat a bit because they had it set to nuclear winter.
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>>10162535
i would do anything to meet koyasu
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>tfw even in the biggest gathering of autists in north america, you'll still be the biggest autist at AX
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Less then 60 days to go
Do you have everything taken care of yet?
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>>10163583
Mostly yup, just working on cosplay things in the meantime. Hotel airfare tickets all set.
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>>10162535
Daisuke Ono. Hnng.
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>2 months

I'm not ready yet
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>>10163680
Don't worry you have months to prepare!
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>>10163680
Neither are they lmao
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>>10163583
So much of my costume isn't finished because of school and crafting setbacks. My brain is on fire desu
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>>10163690
Oof
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>>10163678
t. shoko nakagawa
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AWM is cancelled this year, on AX's request

some of the related companies are threatening the japanese way (it would be very difficult to make this event) to pull out of AX, which is why they couldn't confirm many of the guests this year, also there are internal discussion regarding how much the CEO and organizers were paid in previous years (also some high ups don't understand the term "nonprofit" and how their 990s will be public), and how much money was spent in advertising this year

combine that with disagreements about the badge ticket scaling tiers and the target number of attendees, and AX management isn't having a good time right now

they're having a lot of emergency meetings over the next week especially in the next two days and I think some other people are going to be leaking information soon

all I know is that premiere attendees are going to regret spending half a grand for this AX at this rate
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>>10163811
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>>10163811
So basically, any of the notable guests this year are probably going to be hosted by Crunchy or Funi? Great. Funi's a dumpster fire atm because of the Vic disaster and no doubt Crunchy's going to want to hog most of the better guests for their own con.
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>>10163811
>cancelling one of your biggest events
Haha wow. The only reason I got premiere was so I could buy concert tickets early. Since I'm industry I don't actually need it for anything else.

I would have asked "how do you screw up something that prints money?" and I guess this is the answer. I have pretty low standards for a con and if you have good musical guests (which AX has had for a few years running) everything else is just a bonus. The place could be on fire and if you had good musical guests I'd still count it as a net positive.
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>>10163811
i don't want to believe this is true
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>>10163811
Is AX so fucked up the ass that they can't even announce local English dub VAs?
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>>10163811
Source my ass
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>>10163811
Source this ?

http://990s.foundationcenter.org/990_pdf_archive/943/943156848/943156848_201612_990O.pdf

This is public with a "babys first google" search, how they not know their 990s will be public
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>>10163583
Got flights last week for a really good price, around $570
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>>10163811
>AX is now reduced to being a giant and expensive ALA
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>>10163811
You're full of shit
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>>10163811
Whats AWM?
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>>10164010
The shit that barely kept AX afloat the last few years.
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Did AWM went under or something? Their main website looks like it hasn't been updated in almost a year and their other social media pages shown the last post back in mid-February.
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Got the email that my badge has been mailed out.
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>>10164050
When did you register for reference? They said it would be in batches, you musta been early
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>>10164074
I bought a few days after AX last year.
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Can I refund...
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>>10164135
Not anymore
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>>10164010
Anime World Matsuri
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>>10164135
I'd suggest holding onto your seat until the official news comes out to see what comes of it, but you can sell your ticket.
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so hows the maid cafe, ive never been to one at a con, is the AX one good?
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>>10164483
I haven't been to it myself, but I always see huge lines for the butler and maid cafes.
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>>10164483
>>10164516
they're a little cheesy and not really like a "real" japanese one but a lot of people like them. they do a few dances and the maids will go around and interact with each table. there's not actual food, just some basic stuff and a guy who makes drinks.

>>10164135
if you bought it for cheap just sell it to another weeb for whatever you paid or maybe even a little more since you paid less than the current cost. if you bought premier you should be able to dump it for maybe a little less than whatever you paid. for some weebs who are going to drop thousands of dollars on the exhibit hall being able to get into the hall first is worth the $400+ not to mention the other perks like buying concert tickets first. if AWM really is cancelled that went out the window though.
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>>10164483
>>10164516
I only went to support my ex at the time. Other wise, not worth it.
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What are the chances we get Miku Expo this year
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>>10164735
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>>10164735
very very low because they come every other year. right now it's the asia side of things.

>>10164763
tfw you've seen rob's spiral into depression
fuck
i don't even know what to say
the hell happened
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looks like some people are already getting their badges in the mail
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>>10165141
Has anyone here got an announcement regarding their badge getting shipped?
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>>10165211
>>10164050
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>>10165211
I got my shipping confirmation on the 7th, and I got the badge on the 8th.
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noob here. Is it too late to attend this event and get a reasonable hotel nearby?
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>>10165538
Yup. You can still go but you'll need to look into BNBs or other places to stay. All official con hotels are spoken for.
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>>10163811
>AWM is cancelled this year

Good, it was overpriced and getting shittier every year
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Microsoft Theater is blocked off as part of AX on the map. What the fuck is going on? Are concerts happening or not?
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>>10165621
Are you talking about that gray square? It's a parking garage. Also, why the fuck are they still doing registration outside the old shuttle area and why do they still drop off people outside the Ritz-Carlton?
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>>10165624
Are you blind? The red square clearly labeled with a big yellow arrow that says "Microsoft Theater".

I'm going to assume a concert or something to replace it is happening still.
Or they didn't update their map.
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>>10165621
Funny that the Novo is marked too. Isn't Otaquest separate from AX?
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>>10165621
>>10165740
Regal Cinemas is marked too though.

I just wish they'd announce something. I saw that the agency that brought all those western voice actors last year (the ones from Voltron, SU, etc.) wasn't attending because AX wasn't willing to accomodate them or some shit.
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>>10165742
https://twitter.com/TalentForCons/status/1126118690687193088?s=19
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>>10163811
I’m ok with this. Instead of a concert con maybe AX can actually get people that work in the industry like Animators and such instead of singers and the VA.
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>>10165742
Probably movie premieres, I'm guessing Promare is one of them.
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Kizuna Ai is coming to AX!!! Concert and panel info coming soon.
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>>10165903
I hope she burns in hell
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>>10165903
I hope she finds God's love in heaven.
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Newfag question, but anyone know if you can still book through the AX hotel booking site or does it become inactive at a certain point? I only have a Saturday badge, not looking to book the whole 4 days
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>>10166411
what did she do to you anon
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>>10166411
How can computer code burn in hell?
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my badge just arrived. i ordered it during the cyber monday sale
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>>10166734
Heck I ordered on Nov 11th and still not here.
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>>10166736
if it helps, i'm from the bay area. maybe mine arrived sooner since i'm somewhat close to so cal?
also kinda funny that i got the shipping notification this morning
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>>10166737
I'm in SoCal and haven't gotten shit
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>>10166771
Check your profile on Eventbrite. If the Manage Order tab doesn't have a tracking number, it hasn't been sent out yet. I bought mine on the last day of last year's con and it was just sent today.
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>>10166736
Nevermind haha it was in the mailbox and I just checked it. Turns out I got the shipping confirmation email the same day the badge arrived.
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>>10166638
I don't think any of the hotels offer single day stays
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>>10166794
> haven't gotten badge or notif yet
> go to check my account
> warning says my address is unrecognized
> address is blank
> error when i try adding it
> pic related
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got my badge
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>>10166889
same
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>>10166850
You can't edit the address after the shipment date has passed, better start contacting them now.
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>>10166823
>getting the shipping notification after the badge arrived
Good for you on getting the badge, but that’s still some bullshit there
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>>10166823
>Mail out badge
>Don't give you a lanyard
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>>10167104
Probably so they can activate it onsite.
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>>10167158
No, they just include the lanyard in the swagbag you have to pickup onsite assuming its like last year.
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>>10167165
Ooo what might be in the bag? I've never been to AX before
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>>10167203
A bag of varying quality and branding (last year was giant dragonquest totes until they ran out, then crunchyroll drawstrings)
A lanyard with some sort of branding (last year was FGO)
And your standard con paper guide/map.
Obviously subject to change this year.

Its the usual stuff from any con, its just with badge mailing they didn't want to add to shipment cost so you have to pick it up onsite.
Pickup of this only took a few minutes last year for me.
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Are there anything else to do on Day 0 if you're not into the Otaquest concert? I'm thinking of just paying a lot to watch Spiderman Far From Home at that theater.
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Is Anisong World Matsuri really cancelled or is it just some dumbass speculation?
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>>10167236
>source: my ass
One person said it so it must be true
Do you think someone would go on the internet and tell lies?
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>>10167240
Here lad
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Woo, got my badge mailed in. Although it was just the 4-day last and not the preshow night one.
Anyone else their preshow badges?
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>>10167231
They have a few panels going on Day 0 but nothing major.
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>>10167231
I usually just explore Little Tokyo on day 0
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>>10167231
Far from home opens on July 2 (or July 1, if you factor in early screenings)
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Word on the street is that it's not happening because certain companies are reneging on their deals. The companies bringing AWM guests are also unhappy with SPJA, and how much their executive boards were paid in previous years (look up their salaries) as well as how they were treated year, as well as the lack of support regarding the lines at the Microsoft theater.

One of the original guests also had her ESTA denied due to criminal convictions, and must apply for a B-1 and go through the interview process. A few others did not want their real names revealed to the general public and there are concerns that SPJA staff would not be professional enough to maintain anonymity.

At this moment, it looks like the events are for sure cancelled, at least with the moniker AWM. There are talks regarding having other lives for the remaining guests, but they may cancel too.
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>>10167738
I really don’t give a fuck about idolshit so I gave up on concerts at AX years ago. Just bring some decent seiyuu for fuck’s sake, last year was only Yuki Kaiji and he didn’t even have his own panel.
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>>10167896
>Ai Kayano was only at the SAO panel
I was so fucking sad
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>>10137532
TM Revolution is coming this year??
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>>10167738
what? their salaries are like low, like "wow you are grossly underpaid," low.

If they are that worried they can just put a "Leak this and you owe us 300K stupid rider, and it isnt even hard to hide names, lord knows it won't work since every shit japanese rag will leak them.

This sounds like bulllshit

Also who the fuck thinks A: post 9-11 and B: in Trump world with criminal convictions that aren't speeding tickets you will just walk through, when fucking famous Americans have been banned from Europe for years. I can't tell if Japan side is smoking or idiotic.
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>>10167738
The first AWM in 2016 was announced around this time. If we don't get any concert details by the end of Memorial Day weekend, consider this AX fucked.
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Just bring back Neon District and all is saved
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>>10168098
>Neon District
>Macbook DJs
Fuck off
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>>10168101
Say that to my face fucker not online see what happens
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>>10168103
Where you at now? I'm down to say worse to your face.
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>>10168098
AX19 is saved for me if mogra comes back
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>>10168125
they've basically confirmed it lol
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>>10153365

That Kickoff show sounds awesome. I'm probably gonna be friggin exhausted that day since I'm gonna be flying out of Newark that same day. Wish YUC'e was coming back though.
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