Official thread themehttps://youtu.be/SAWzXkV3hHoPrevious thread>>1018553725 days to go>You Preregistered?>Is the important shit locked and loaded (car ride/plane trip plans locked in, hotel room booked, cosplays/luggage packed, etc.)?>How are you guys holding up with life until the con arrives?>You saving up for the con?>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?>You got your work PTO approved?>Any setbacks so far until the con?>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?>What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?>Are you concerned about the state of AX now with the lackluster lineup so far?>What are your dream guests?>What are your dream events?>What’s your plans?>Are you going to the Aqours concert? If so, you gotten your tickets? If you’re not, you crying in the corner?
>You Preregistered?Yeah>Is the important shit locked and loaded (car ride/plane trip plans locked in, hotel room booked, cosplays/luggage packed, etc.)?Yeah>How are you guys holding up with life until the con arrives?Life shit happened and it’s too late to back out on the trip due to it.>You saving up for the con?Yeah>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?$600 in the bag so far>You got your work PTO approved?Months ago>Any setbacks so far until the con?Senpai shit, chose the worst time for it to happen, work drama isn’t helping either>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?None>What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?Hiroyuki Sawano, but it’s too late to set one at this point.>Are you concerned about the state of AX now with the lackluster lineup so far?Really concerned.>What are your dream guests?Trigger returning, Hiroyuki Sawano, Kill’em All Tomino>What are your dream events?Hiroyuki Sawano concert, Promare premiere>What’s your plans?Avoiding the real world for 6 days>Are you going to the Aqours concert? If so, you gotten your tickets? If you’re not, you crying in the corner?Nope, not anymore.>>10188411>a shitty pop star designed to make girls moist performs the same days as AXThis is the worst timeline.
>>10188462I am eagerly stay tune.
>>10188462Could have at least gone with the right font and correct grammar for this fake screenshot, 2/10
So is AX is dying?>Shit schedule>Shit guests>Shit panels>Aqours is in a bingo hall instead of the Microsoft Theater>No Anisong World Matsuri>Nothing in the Microsoft Theater>Terrible US movie premieres>Taking up space at an overprice theater to show movies everyone has already seen and they suck tooAt this point it seems CX is slowly taking the reigns away from AX and becoming the industry anime convention in California.
>>10188533Sadly AWM and Crunchyroll Expo can’t coexist because CX usually runs the same weekend as japan’s biggest anisong event of the year. All guests and performers would be restricted to the bottom of the barrel and love live concerts would be next to impossible
Honestly, is there anything unique to buy here that warrants coming? Just so I can justify spending half a grand staying down there, other than chilling with friends.
>>10188537Like. Is the kbbq/asian spots worth it
>>10188533One bad year doesn't mean it is dying. It would take multiple bad years to declare that. It does show that the current spja has not done a good job of maintaining relationships with industry to "encourage" them to bring good guests and took it for granted though. Crx doesn't even have concerts and only pertains to its own properties. It could not cooperate with other copyright holders just because of that which limits its ability to grow
>>10188537Cancel your trip if you aren't coming for anything specific. Not worth it to pay big bucks for a July 4th hotel
>>10188537Guests and merch, both of which one can enjoy for far less money by going to japan
>>10188540CRX has TeddyLoid performing this year
>>10188554>Laptop DJGTFO of here
>>10188566Teddyloid and Porter Robinson are exceptions
>>10188533I'm going to continue my complaint on the removal of most fan panels that made the convention fun.Very few industry panels are super exciting and most are impossible to get into, but fan panels are always super hype yet there are none this year.
>>10188653Yeah, seriously, the currently listed workshops are mostly garbage. I don't care about diversity shit for example. Fan panels would be a better use of panel time. Kinda worried if CWF will make a return this year
>Danmachi creatorOh yes!
>>10188662Considering I hosted 3 panels, I'm hugely bummed. It was mostly my way to go to the con in general, I hosted shows and got some passes in return. The diversity panels are always empty.
>>10188540>One bad year doesn't mean it is dying.Were you here for the last 7 AXs?
>>10188653The only reason I attend anime expo out of state is to get AWAY from fan panels... I don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to hear some rando with a mic make waifu jokes, literally every other con provides that experience.I do agree that fan panels are at least a better use of rooms than some of these workshops though (who would waste time out of their day to go to a diversity panel? I’m all for diversity but does weeb diversity really need to take up time slots at an event this big?)
>>10188665In terms of guests this is first year in the last few where they haven't had a shit load of guests. It's subjective as to whether or not you will consider them good but they had the sheer numbers. I've been going for the last ten years and there's a demarcation between current ax and the struggling to get back into the black after 2010 ax.
>>10188667The diversity panels are basically forced on them. No one in programming honestly cares about them but they are told they have to have them
>>10188676> diversity in anime, from a culture that is 98% homogenousSounds right
>>10188662>>10188667>>10188676>>10188677Do not bring politics and SJW crap to an anime con please Jesus Christ
>>10188667Some of the better fan panels have high-end production value and are mainstays at the event like Super Epic Happy Fun Time Dating Gameshow.Most of the interactive fan panels are a blast because they're just live gameshows people can participate in. Generally with good prizes to give away.
>>10188688>Banzai Arcade has been dead since AX16;_;
I've been to Fanime couple times about 7 years ago and Banzai Arcade was my favorite non-industry panel at the time. Did AX have something similar in the past and what should I be looking out for when the schedule is released?>>10188359Business. They're preying on people who are waiting to see what the schedule is before purchasing a badge. This is also why they announce proper industry guests at much later dates. It could also be general incompetence, but seeing as how this is AX it may possibly be a combination of both.
Can someone enlighten me on banzai arcade?
>>10188674The amount of guests announced so far isn't all that different from the last couple years at the same time.
One of my panels got accepted and I’ve been wondering how to best present it. What are some things that you personally look for or that make fan panels fun and worthwhile to stay? I have my own sense of humor, but the panel itself is meant to be educational, so one of my concerns is finding a good balance.
Mother fuckers have you HEARDAX is going to be all up in them lolita guts this year.
>>10188685AX and SPJA are being ran to the ground by clueless SJW Millennials.
>>10188533Yes and good riddance.
>>10188700What's the panel about?
>>10188726Cringy panels are a time honored tradition. They’ve just evolved from “Najica panty shot bingo” to this.
What's taking them so fucking long to announce panels/guests? It's less than a month to go. Let me know if I should buy in or not.
>>10188773The full schedule is out though.It's just nothing interesting
>>10188773they do this every year
>>10188775>The full schedule is outNo, it's not.
>>10188735Kind of a hobby thing though now I’m curious for feedback in general of what people consider a “good panel” when it’s not run by industry.
>>10188776I think it's because they want hype to build all the way to the convention. It's still a really shitty way to do things though.
Did anyone else get a notification from eventbrite about fakku x mogra?
>>10188836Check fakku twitter
Mfw friends are canceling their ax trips
>>10188884>tfw you still have faith that they'll bring in a decent guest or event>but the inclusion of fucking Detective Conan, which no one gives a shit about over here, does make you worry
>>10188890Most of the events that are worthwhile are ticketed up the ass and sell out instantly, panels you have to line up for hours in advance in the hot sun and most of them are lackluster.I'm not going to spend 6 hours waiting for a Murata Q&A just to hear random weebs go WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION TO START DRAWINGHOW DO I GET IN THE INDUSTRYDO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR MEEE?
>>10188892I don't think that the average AX guest gives two shits about panels or guests. It seems like the concerts/AA/exhibit hall are always the big draw. They did fuck that up this year, though.>source: 15 years of hearing different friends bitch about "but I don't want to go to another panel"
>>10188898The only good panels are interactive or +18 events.
>>10188901Does the Hentai Worth Watching panel ever change? Since I saw that years ago.
>>10188890Akira creator and Range Murata are definitely good guests, even though I personally don’t really give a shit about either of them I can at least acknowledge that.
>>10188836FUCK i just saw this
>>10188914>>10188836Just bought my guaranteed entry ticket
>>10188903Not sure, I don't go to the Fakku panel but people always have a good time it seems. I prefer things like Epic Dating Gameshow, Boob, Butt, Twintails, Waifu Wars and more raunchy shit.
>>10188914They still have tickets.
>>10188925Yeah, I'm super glad they didn't sell out as quickly as last year. I'm so stoked to see MOGRA again. AX19 is saved for me now
>>10188927Do you know where it'll be happening? I went to the 2017 rooftop one which was great but nit last year's
>>10188931Fakku party was cringe, not bad when free tho, just sad to see jnig's cement lookin face and, o man, that thirst.
>>10188948Fakku party is the best event.
>>10188901>mfw I thought the otaku parliamentary debate was some kind of shitty display of autism>get desperate for something to do on the last night and go in>it is a shitty display of autism, but the crowd is fucking hilariousIt was my favorite panel of the weekend.
>>10188963Especially when the debates on who’s best girl
>>10188892This is not at all exclusive to AX but I still don't know why cons keep Q&A. >All those fucking questions that you mentioned>Deeply personal story that they manage to turn into a question at the end>If it's a VA, request to say a shitty meme line that's already on the internet>Borderline offensive question where you can feel the entire room recoil in embarrassmentThe best one I've heard was when the director of Darker than Black and Blue Exorcist was at AX, the bitch asked if there was a difference in how he directs a comedy series versus an action series.
>>10188963>planned to try out Otaku Debates this year>the first one is now during MograAt least I can still make the Otaku Debates finals on day 3, which is probably more interesting anyway
>>10188816I went to a random Touhou panel even though I barely knew anything about it before. The dude talked about how it started, made some jokes during it, and showed some early fan videos and content and walked through the timeline, alternating between clips and him talking. It was pretty fascinating and I appreciate it a lot more now.You said it's educational, so just focus on that and bring in humor to break up duller content. If you don't sound enthusiastic about the content in your own panel, no one else will either. A lot of people don't care if it's industry or not, they just want something entertaining. You can have a really funny educational panel and put "Have fun laughing and learning about X!" or just focus on the educational part, which doesn't stop you from making jokes during the panel, and say "Join us for a deep dive on X! Please keep your hands inside the ride at all times." Put your own spin on it if you want comedy, but if comedy isn't the focus, leave it out of the description entirely. Honestly, comedy educational panels will grab more attention than purely educational ones because people wanting to kill time will stop by for the jokes.
>>10188963>friends talked me into signing up for the debate>okay I guess I'll go>they all flake the morning of the prelimsWhy waste all of that effort begging me to go and then just not go? I was reluctant, but I started to excited to try it because I don't know shit about most anime and wanted to see how far BS would take me.
>>10189021>wanted to see how far BS would take me.It was actually funnier when someone would genuinely try to bullshit their way through.
>>10188963The panels are surprisingly hilarious because you have to realize that most people attending are seeking a good time and not a serious boring time. That's why I prefer fun fan panels to boring industry panels and diversity quotas.>>10189004It's why I hate industry panels in general, you'll never hear a good question asked and unless the industry people are unveiling new exciting news it's mostly boring.
From the AX homepage:http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/07/ax-2019-ax-dance-dj-lineup-timetable/http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/07/netflixs-little-witch-academia-dub-cast-joins-ax-2019/
>>10189095A whole lotta nothin
>>10188917lucky, I'm on waitlist. what are the chances of getting in.
If we didn't get a ticket for mogra I assume we could just line up and get in like last year
>>10189095Does this mean no trigger?Seems like a weird way to say no trigger.
>>10189169until they either a) outright say there's no trigger or b) all of petree hall's schedule spots are filled (there are a lot of empty time slots in the current schedule) there will be trigger
>>10189169>working AX guest relations knowing the answer but can’t say...
>>10189095>shilling Little Witch Academia this Hard over multiple Anime Expos
>>10189191Just tell me please there will be quality upcoming guest announcements
>>10189210>Akira creator>Danmachi creator>Range MurataI’d say quality is abound
>>10188892I doubt weebs today even know who Range Murata is.
>>10188884What are guests that’ll make you change your mind again and go or what’ll make you go make last minute plans for AX?Mine is pic related.
>>10188411>You Preregistered?Already got my 4day pass>Is the important shit locked and loaded (car ride/plane trip plans locked in, hotel room booked, cosplays/luggage packed, etc.)?No need to worry just gonna uber it 20 min away>How are you guys holding up with life until the con arrives?Painfully>You saving up for the con?Last minute savin>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?No too well>You got your work PTO approved?Takin a vacation>Any setbacks so far until the con?Gotta lose more weight>Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?M from ggo re5 chris hunk 1998 >What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?None>Are you concerned about the state of AX now with the lackluster lineup so far?Waiting to see the shit show>What are your dream guests?>What are your dream events?>What’s your plans?Take lots of pics>Are you going to the Aqours concert? If so, you gotten your tickets? If you’re not, you crying in the corner?Dont really care
>>10189240That’s still like $40 to and back from con
>>10189021You need to find less shitty friends.
>>10189215I wouldn't blame them, he's most known for Last Exile which came out in fucking 2003. He hasn't really done anything notable since.
>>10189169dude last year trigger didn't announce their panel till a week before the con.have patience my friend
What's the highest price you'd be willing to buy a VIP aquors ticket for from a third party?A guy is selling it to me for 200$. Is this a good deal?
>>10189337If it's pit and you want it then $50 isn't too terrible to pay extra. If it's balc I would try to lower it a little
>>10189095I like Little Witch Academia, but honestly I haven't seen a sizeable fandom around it. There's barely a few cosplays and some merch here and there. I wish they would've stuck to the movies, the anime came out kind of lackluster in comparison.
>>10189191Why not? It's an anonymous forum.
>>10189240>>10189247Lyft is having a $10 deal with +$5 off. I didn't read all of the details, but check if it runs through AX
Is anyone else just buying their AX badges every year out of habit, instead of actually wanting to go?I've gone for 13 years now, and this is legitimately the first year that I was surprised to see my badge come in the mail because I had forgot that I bought it. I wasn't even planning on going since I'm not interested in any industry guests this year.Will there be any chill /cgl/ meetups where we just roam around the exhibit hall, or sit and talk about the old times? Because that'll probably be the only thing to get me to go for more than a day.
>>10189228If Hiroyuki Sawano ever brought his concerts over to the states, I'd shill fucken HUNDREDS just to get front row seats.
>>10189404Would toss my vip aquors seats in a heartbeat for nzk concert GA AND I LIKE AQOURS
>>10189129Just post on the AX subreddit, I'm sure someone will sell you one.
>>10189165Yeah, it's only guaranteed access.
>>10188901>>10188923What +18 panels are worth going to if you don't like girls though?
>>10189609All of them that aren't industry-based. So none of them this year. Epic Dating Gameshow just makes a bunch of nerds duke it out in stupid challenges as the crowd acts as a sort of cheer-based judge for the events that don't have clear winners.Waifu Wars had both male and female characters represented from all sorts of anime and they gave out both vibrators and ona holes. Same basic idea where people had to fight in a challenge to declare their character the winner. Loser had to throw a photo of their waifu/husbando in the trash can as everyone cheered.
>CWF just confirmed that they'll be back for AXthere is hope
>>10189403This is me at SDCC. I don't really care for the con anymore and only get tickets because I can.
>>10189403If real life is that shitty/boring, I guess AX is that yearly kind of R&R to them
>>10189626>Waifu WarsIs this coming back this year? Because you have gotten my full attention
>No announcements this week since AX will just be regurgitating any weeb video game shit from E3
>>10189795Because the same companies go to AX, duh
>You Preregistered?Just bought a badge off of someone>Is the important shit locked and loaded (car ride/plane trip plans locked in, hotel room booked, cosplays/luggage packed, etc.)?Just taking the train lol>How are you guys holding up with life until the con arrives?Ronin Expo was yesterday so I got my fix>You saving up for the con?A bit>How’s your AX fund jar doing so far?Gonna try to have at least $200 on me>You got your work PTO approved?Don't start work until August>Any setbacks so far until the con?Last minute want to make a Chernobyl biorobot cosplay >Cosplay Day 0/1/2/3 plans?1: Vergil 2: Chernobyl biorobot (If not, Garth)3: Desty Nova 4. Vergil>What concerts do you wanna see at AX this year now that Anisong World Matsuri isn’t coming this year?Concerts are lame>Are you concerned about the state of AX now with the lackluster lineup so far?Absolutely but I'm obliged to go anyways>What are your dream guests?Hirohiko Araki, Mamoru Oshii, Masaaki Yuasa, Daniel Southworth, Takashi Miike>What are your dream events?Takashi Miike marathon>What’s your plans?CWF and Alita cosplay gathering are my big ones>Are you going to the Aqours concert? If so, you gotten your tickets? If you’re not, you crying in the corner?Nope and I don't care!
>more dub VA's
>>10189836At least it’s something. Not more literal whos
How is AX and LA during 4th of July? I'm debating whether I should go or hang out with my family and wake up early Saturday to drive.
>>10189940Hot and crowded
>>10189767;-; Oh, someone who attended my panel. As of now, no. Anime Expo didn't accept any of my panels this year, but I was told they are trying to make room for them after I told them how shocked I was considering how well the panel did.
>>10189836at least they are anime related
>>10189808Weird, I didn't see Ubisoft or Bethesda at AX last year.
>>10190051Weird how you're stupid to miss nis America, nintendo. Playable smash, dragon quest, ff vr
>>10189836>Not even the same dub VAs that SacAnime getsIf it's going to be a bunch of video game shit anyway then I just want my RDR2 cast meet and greet, you fucks
FEM KEEN A CUTE
>>10190081>NIS America>NintendoKek who cares about them
>>10190083Why would you want the same guests another con gets?
You think there will be playtesting for Code Vein at AX?
>>10190140Who the fuck said each guest should only attend one con? There's a difference of several hundred miles and a holiday weekend. Some of those VAs hit cons almost every weekend.
>>10190193yeah what a confusing post to 90% of people attending cons in the same year, you'll rarely see a repeat guest unless your con hopping across America every other week lol.
Idolmaster bros do we still have any hope left for a concert? I'm losing all 1% of my hope left if nothing gets announced by the end of the week...
>>10190240Lmao imas would never get a stand alone because bamco failed miserably in making imas popular outside of Japan. Ax needs return on investment and imas won't do it there's going to be no other concerts because it's way too late at this point
A question to any AX regulars, which part of the convention has the best temperature control and ventilation? I come from a mild climate and the kind of heat LA has will most likely kill me.
>>10190320Your hotel room
>>10190322I wouldn't mind that being the case if I could bring cute cosplayers into those.
>>10189228>Sawano concert at AXPlease let this be fucking real.
>>10190397>Getting excited about a kids movie
>>10190400>A kids movie that looks worse than when it originally released 20 years ago
I hope Love Live pulls out at the very last second just for shits and giggles. I can imagine all the idol fags losing their shit over it.
>>10190397>Hearing the original Japanese Pokemon theme will be an AX highlightI'll line up as early as necessary to go to the panel, but I refuse to enjoy myself
>>10190416I'm hoping lining up 1.5-2 hours before is enough but I somehow doubt it
>>10190323The entire convention center (indoors) was fairly comfortable relative to outside from AC.If you don't hang out outside you should be fine. I guess AA was relatively more hot than the rest of the center.
>>10190397>not the Love Live Sunshine movie>not PromareNot what I wanted, but I’ll take it
So which afterparties are you attending? Seems like they're multiplying every year now.July 4, Thurs>Insanime (18+) 0.6 miles away>Sonicboombox x Anime Expo Launch Party (18+) 0.3 miles awayJuly 5, Fri>Senpai Squad Party 2019 (21+) 2.1 miles away>4th Annual Sonicboombox L.A. Afterparty (21+) 1 mile away>Senpai Presents Cosplay Deviants AfterParty (21+) 0.6 miles awayJuly 6, Sat>PARTY Plus Ultra Anime After Party (21+) 1.3 miles away
>>10190493Stop asking for these two. They had bad reviews and did poorly domestically in Japan for an anime movie.
>>10190574Try telling that to the Triggerfags and the idolfags
>>10190575We can't fix their bad taste, Anon
so ive only ever attended small cons, how bad are the lines for panels in general, i want to check out some of the gunpla panels but im not sure how long i should line up beforehand, im assuming anything actually big will have disgustingly long lines, but how bad is it actually
>>10190573Probably Cosplay Deviants after some time at the FAKKU X MOGRA party.
>>10190598The worstA few hours, at least
>>10190598The volunteers won't let anyone line up for a panel more than 2 hours in advance since the line for the previous event will still be lined up. You should be loitering in the line you want to be in just as they're letting in that previous crowd to their event. You'll be in line for about an hour and a half. Usually there's always space for panels, but you'll be sitting in the back if you line up less than 30 minutes before the panel. Most lines for popular screenings and guest panels are capped a good hour before the event, but they'll let people in if there's still room after getting everyone seated.
What’s the best way to find out what VAs are going to be there? AX twitter and website won’t have everything and I don’t want to potentially miss someone.
>>10190598Premieres for popular franchises/directors will require you to get to the con at the crack of dawn if there are wristbands/tickets being given out. Otherwise, you’ll want to line up at least 3 hours in advance if you want a decent seat. Some other panels are also pretty popular and will have lines capped quickly, such as the Trigger panel.Also certain rooms don’t clear, so keep that in mind. You can find out which ones on the schedule or website somewhere.
>>10190574Trigger stuff always flops in Japan, nobody cares.
>>10190573None because it's always full of short fat Asian dudes trying to get laid.
>>10190686>be gay guy who frequents anime conventions who finds fat guys cute>a great deal of them have bad hygiene>all of them are straightIt’s worse for a gay guy trying to get laid at an anime con
Anyone here attended both Anime Expo and Anime Fest?How do they compare?Will you be going this year?https://twitter.com/AnimeFestNYCC/status/1138126522844401666
>>10190688Did you not see how many trap hookups there were in just /cgl/ alone last year
>No Volks USA this yearI know people who are into Dollfies, this must suck for them.
>>10190706>Volks was there last yearI didn't even know. Fuck, I guess I really did miss a lot of the Exhibit Hall
>>10190696Not looking for traps though, don't be dense.
>>10190706>>10190709It's OK they'll have online sales of what they were going to sellAnd it'll be even worse because now instead of just people at con you'll be fighting the whole internet
>>10190706WTF seriously? That's the only vendor booth I'm ever excited to go to.
interested in going but not used to South califonian summer
>>10190845It was fucking hot last year.
>>10190864>Madoka in 2019
>>10190864I am sad that Chiwa Saito is chained to this event. Fuck
>>10190864>>10190872Fuck, she is one of the few seiyuu I give a shit about.
I want to touch fluffy tail
>>10190677>forgetting Kill La Kill and Little Witch Academia
>>10190923Little Witch Academia was a massive flop in Japan, the fuck are you talking about?
>>10190573>>Senpai Squad Party 2019 (21+) 2.1 miles awayAX is still leetting them in?
>>10190964AX can't do anything about their party since it's not under AX control and if people keep going to it after all the problems that's not AXs problem
>>10190966I’ve heard of this event before but never the problems. What happened in the past?
>>10190964It's currently the most popular after ax party out of all of them in terms of attendance.
>>10190975Fakku is the most popular in terms of lines.
>>10190871This year is like a grab bag of random shit from all years.>No Eri Kitamuraokay.jpg
>>10190573These "parties" are just 90% sweaty guys that fucking grope girls while we're just trying to enjoy a good set. I fucking hate them.
>>10190689You are comparing a con with 100k attendees vs. 2000 attendees Animefest nycc last year was a huge mistake, hopefully they learn and improve this year event.
Have an extra fakku party ticket.
>>10190972Stories I've heard:>Venue was literally a small "warehouse" no bigger than a car repair shop>tried to cover bags of manure with a tarp and the speakers were next to them>senpai squad owner a manlet who let's girls in for free if they're hot.>that time a bunch of people fainted because of the roofies in their drinks.Only ones I've heard so far
I'm very anxious about if I'll be able to get time off from my job for AX, but right now it isn't looking too good and I may have to give my badge away.Since they've mailed them out already and there's no need for pickup with an ID anymore, would I be able to get away with selling or giving away my badge to someone who would like to go in my stead?
>>10190320Hard to say since most of the indoor convention center has the same temp. I'd guess somewhere there isn't a lot of people.
>>10190573>Senpai Squad PartyDon't punish yourself by going
>>10190619Use the twitter search function with "Anime Expo 2019" or any amalgamation of the like. Typically the guests will make an announcement post on their business twitter.
>>10190845Yeah, it can be a doozy. Especially since AX lands on the hottest weekend of the year every year.
>>10191039>all of their designs for their clothing line are slightly edited hentai or stolen images>owner pays costhots to orbit around him in a sad attempt of attracting pussy and posts about it on facebook>the owner and/or his friends come on here trying to defend him every once in awhile. >last year's party quickly got rolled by the police only a few hours after starting
>>10190864How do I find this information? Just follow AX hashtags and wade through the million I GOT MY BADGE posts? Really don’t want to miss anyone.
>>10190573So which one of these are actually worth going to?
>>10191115AX sometimes retweets from the companies who are sponsoring guests. I also occasionally just search "Anime Expo" in Twitter search and quickly scroll through some of the latest tweets to see if I've missed anything. Also, this has been happening more frequently recently, but AX would sometimes update their homepage with news articles before officially tweeting about them. And of course, the AX threads here are a great source of information
>>10190964>>10190972>>10191039>>10191087Is it true someone swatted the party last year that resulted in the owner's shitty FRS getting towed? What does Senpai Squad sell or do anyways?
>>10188533What is CX?
>>10188533 #It’s been dying for years, once it got too popular. It is entering Comic-Con territory now, all the joy is gone, normies are taking over.Also I have no costume this year and no friends to go with again and fighting those crowds alone SUCKS. And last few years everyone is super insular and doesn’t talk to anybody they didn’t come with, feels worse than high school clics now oh god I am so lonely, pls talk to me at ax
this is my first time going to ax or any anime convention and just seeing all the disappointing shit thats happening almost makes me want to sell my ticket or at least trade it for a one day badgebut im going to meet up with friends i havent met irl before and family i havent seen in a year there and they all have 4 day badges, so i'm stuck in limboi hope theres good artists in AA and decently priced merch to make up for all this retardation
>>10191216You will have tons of fun if you really have never been to a anime convention, I was just being moody
>>10190688>another gay chubby chaser frequenting anime conventions
>>10191235I'd gladly meet up with you to jack it to JAV together, brah. Although I'm not gay, just a bit on the more adventurous side.
>>10191246>tfw I’m ditching a bear/chub convention for AX
>>10191119Insanime was fun when I went to their first event. It was in the basement of the balesco theater. Also since it's at the balesco theater it's sectioned off so non anime events are going on. Expect normies making fun of you.
>>10190688Do you like fat guys with beards?
Normies will think Comic Con finally moved to LA.
>>10191216>i hope theres good artists in AA and decently priced merch to make up for all this retardationwell shit, anon, good luck with that.
>>10191211>mfw this is exactly how I feel and I've been going to AX for 15 yearsYou could go without friends and make a bunch of new ones by the second night. Nobody wants to leave their groups anymore, it doesn't seem like people are even into anime or shit beyond MHA.
My life is such a garbage fire right now that I need to take the time/money to fix it instead of going to AX, but I also desperately need somewhere to relax for several days. I just hope I don't regret it
>>10191211>>10191308>Nobody wants to leave their groups anymoreAX is just a "fun thing to do" now for normies rather than a once a year experience to connect with people who share your interests since this all used to be niche stuff. People don't understand that saying you were into anime got you (read: me, i'm projecting) made fun of and beat up back in the day.It was fun to be able to openly talk irl about anime you enjoyed with people while waiting in line for panels, and making friends with people you legitimately only saw once a year during the con. I basically just go walk around silently now and try to enjoy myself as much as I can, but it's getting harder every year.
>>10191211At the Neon District where they did a rave that one year, I overheard a guy complaining about how many weebs there were in an ANIME CONVENTION.Pissed me off. This convention lost it spirit.
Being into anime now means watching an episode of Full Metal Alchemist or Naruto on Cartoon Network.
>>10191211>normiesStopped reading there. Normalfaggot niggers like yourself ruined 4chan. Kys.
>>10191357No it means streaming anime on your phone from either legitimate or illegitimate means and posting about lel normies on your facebook meme page and to yours discord “thot” “friends” with your anime girl #10384 image you don’t even know the sauce of as your avatar.
Someone is selling to me a balcony ticket for aquors for $200. Is this a good deal?
>>10190871MagiReco is getting an anime
>>10191357It's bizarre because these people then proceed to give you the side eye when you bring up any series that isn't a major shounen or harem shit, they're like oh fuck, this person actually watches anime?
>>10190975lol not even close, kim pls
>>10191375Yeah and then you say you watch it subbed and they look at you like you're a huge loser for watching it in Japanese
>>10191385>mfw I still can't pinpoint when dubs became the norm and not the exceptionI'm too old for all of this shit
>>10191410>Flashbacks of the 6 hour wait to get the merch at the concert last yearNever again.
>>10191375>>10191385Normalfags who use anime, video games, etc to elevate their social status are just so annoying. Why is it so hard to actually have a genuine interest in something? I don't really bat an eye to people at AX anymore since it's not worth my time and energy dealing with casuals who don't know shit and refuse to explore beyond the surface level
>>10191410>tfw I can’t get the shirt now since the concert sold outRule of thumb regarding concerts: if you didn’t go to the concert, you can’t wear the swag
>SAO Director and Character Designer>Panel is right after Aqours concertFuck me
>>10191493I want to go too but I need to be at the Marriot video room at 5. There's always good stuff that overlaps and I hate it.
>>10191305i know im asking for a lot i wonder if i can sell the badge after going for one daythe one event i was looking forward to funi fucked up with tickets
>>10191493I'm sad that the seiyuus aren't making a return this year. I couldn't go to the SAO panel last year due to JSL occurring at the same time
Raffle or rock paper scissors?
>>10191493>SAOCan't they pick just one guest related to something I likeJust one
Euphonium movie just appeared in the AX schedule. It's showing on day 3. Fucking stoked
>>10191682>Euphonium movieI did enjoy the anime series, but I read somewhere that the movie was a fucking trainwreck.
>>10189312late but isn't trigger coming to otakon? shouldn't they have announced they're going to AX by now? looking at otakon's guestlist and i see trigger
>>10191539>>10191682That you can later see at your local cinema a few days later.
>>10190240Every year I hope for a 765 concert...
>>10191311I know it sounds kind of lame, but if you're a local you could hang around the convention center. It's great for people watching, taking pictures of cosplayers, and potentially meeting up with friends/making new ones.Good luck with your life problems though. I know that feel and I sincerely hope that you get through them soon.
>>10191728With the former, at least there will be special guests, therefore a reason to attend at the con
>>10191757Eupho will also have guests according to its event description on the schedule
>>10189767It's back c: 9:00 - 11:00PMDay 1
>>10191766How early do you recommend lining up? Never attended before
>>101917674amI'm not kidding
>>10191767We're having the event in the Platinum room in the Marriott. That's about 1700 seats. >>10191780It's PM not AM, so hopefully if you get there by 6 or 7 you should be fine.Last year we had a room of 300 seats and it met capacity 3 hours before the event started however. Got some cool sponsors this year too c:
Is it me or is the AX app really trash right now? Like when you try to sort panels/events by type (18+, ticketed, premiers, etc.) it just lists everything. Not to mention that it seems to be missing half the shit announced.
>>10191057This fucking sucks. I was looking forward to seeing their booths and events. Oh well
Be honest. How many more years do you see yourself attending AX?
>>10191788By the way, if anyone would like to suggest characters to be fought over in the Waifu Wars, feel free! I'm making the roster this week.Example would be like Tatsumaki vs FubukiAsuka vs ReiGuys/Girls/Whatever goes.
Anon who said jus get a new job if you can’t get PTO here from a few threads ago>current job taking sweet time on approving PTO after already telling me it was approved in March>boss acting like I’m replaceable easy and being a dick>interview for different job>get it, start week after AX>put in two week notice yesterday>boss is kissing my ass trying to make sure I don’t leave because “it will be hard to get someone else in your position”Lol get fucked faggot. /blog update please subscribe
>>10191895>waifu warsI hate seeing people shit talk about other people’s love, and wouldn’t be able to stomach this. If you really love her why would you put her through that, you already know in your heart she is best girl (for you).
>>10191899It's more people doing stupid challenges to reign supreme over the other person defending their waifu. Plus they get a nice framed photo of their wife.Not exactly a shit-talking contest.
>>10191902But if you lose you have to throw her picture away? And compete to see who is better? I wish the waifu stuff was more wholesome and about showing how much you appreciate love or collect etc than trying to prove you love her more or she is better etc. it feels very disingenuous.
>>10191906The pictures get recycled at the end of the show to loving homes, and as a preface we always ask people why they love their character. I suppose its not for everyone, but I'd like to believe the competition is more in good fun and overall just a celebration of stellar characters.Sorry if it seems like it's aimed at trashing characters.
>>10191940I’ve never been, was just assuming based on the previous posts about it, the name, and the waifu rate threads. Give me a QRD?
>>10191833Just this one because fuck the heat
>>10191944- Show two characters that are somewhat similar in a trait or contested as "best character"- Pick two peeps from the audience- Give them framed photo of waifu- Have them introduce themselves & proclaim their love for X character- Explain challenge- Do challenge while OP plays- Winner declared by audience cheers or if challenge is able to have definable winner- Loser places picture in trash as everyone cheers- Both people given a prize (winner gets better prize) Often ona-hole/vibratorWash rinse repeat for 20 rounds, up to 50 characters if we do 4-player rounds and such. Each challenge is custom to the show/characters.
>>10191950Oh. So your using the term “waifu” in the ironic twitter way. Yeah kill yourself slowly.
>>10191953Normalfags took over AX a long time ago
>>10191895From the post other anon made this sounds pretty fun. I’d suggest any of the UtaPri boys for husbandos since the movie premiere is happening next day. Don’t see the panel on the schedule yet, though.
>>10191950>onahole prizeCount me IN
>>10191898fuck year anon. idk what industry you’re working in but I’m in food service and we’re understaffed as fug so whenever I request days off there’s really no argument because they know I can just threaten leaving lololol
>>10192195>Just got laid off>My finances were fucked before thisI can't believe I'm going to have to resort to selling shit to go to AX
>>10191317this photo gave me agoraphobia.
>>10191317>>10191211I tried talking to a couple dudes at the Fakku party last year and they looked at me like a complete alien. Dead silence. Feels bad bro.
How cool is AX with letting people into LP1 panels about 40 mins late? The In/Spectre premiere ends 30 mins after the Magia Record panel starts
>>10192305If the room isn't full, maybe, but I'd doubt that.
>>10189228>tfw there’ll never be an Aggretsuko live show with Jamison Boaz headliningIt can be a concert or a live reading of the first 10 episodes with Boaz singing live. I don’t fucking care, just make it happen since the show is goddamn popular in the West.
>>10192319It all looks so bad.
>>10192319That's the kind of shit you find at Hot Topic. WTF?
>>10192319Oof, well look at it this way, you save some money because I ain't buying that shit
>>10192320>>10192322>>10192324Yeah it looks like trash, but just look at the replies. There are plenty of Narutofags with zero taste who will spend all their money on that shit.
>>10192297Maybe you're just autistic and weird but you don't realize it.
>>10192376I mean it's the only time in my life that's actually happened before. I've spilled spaghetti before but I know for certain that time I didn't.>>10192375That's a shame really. For the cash they'll probably drop, they could find some cooler looking import t-shirts instead.
>Anon, you can't be drunk during all AX. That's bad for you!
>>10192409nobody said this
>>10192147>>10192166It was really fun last year.J-List sponsored and gave mad ona holes.
>>10188694An arcade that was actually entertaining, instead of having a bunch of old shitty niche games that only a few people could enjoy
>>10188717I feel this is bait, but explain
>>10188750But the old panels felt like they were dedicated to anime, not pop culture
>>10192440Meta designer and Naoto hisself are going and are a part of the fashion showBunch of smaller lolita-centric additions (and jfash since kuribayashi is going to be modeling amongst other updates)I'm not going, otherwise I'd have gushed about all those little things, but I didn't realize they were going to cater to me this year and I don't want to be depressed about it.
>>10188925How do you sign up for notifications?
>>10192449They always do lolita stuff but it's very off to the side even if they act like its a big event.
>>10192453Not in the years I've been able to go to apparently.
How do you find other events going on around AX?
>>10191833About 3 until I find something better, or longer if it gets better
>>10190573you missed the hentai rave on saturday with wt snacks
>>10191895Sai Nijima vs. Makoto Nijima or Kawakami vs Takemi (Persona 5)Ochako vs. Toga (MHA)Sakura vs. Hinata (Naruto)Zero Two vs. Ichigo (DitF)Moka vs. Mizore (Rosario Vampire)Chika vs. Kaguya (Love is War)Naruto vs. SasukeBakugo vs Todoroki, Deku vs. Bakugo, or Deku vs. Todoroki (MHA)Dio Brando vs. Joseph Joestar (or any Jojo)Mako vs. Bolin (Legend of Korra)Tamaki vs. Hikaru (Ouran High School Host Club)Kyo vs. Yuki Soma (Fruits Basket)For those of us who can't make it, please post the fights (and winners) on the post-AX thread!
>>10192282I feel sorry to say that this crowd actually looks spacious compared to what I've seen irl
>>10192499Aqua/Megumin or Aqua vs. Darkness
>>10192526You are garbage.
>>10191317I've been going more and more to regular comic cons because of stuff like this, and I'm seriously tempted to drop Fanime and go to BayCon and other small sci-fi cons instead. Anime cons seem to all suffer huge crowds and everyone gets in their own cliques. I still fondly remember being straight-up ignored at a semi-famous game-show panel that used to make rounds at AX and Fanime.>>10192297>>10192380Maybe they spilled spaghetti instead? You get a lot of 'normies' who hate all the autists to the point where they wrap back around and act weird, because they're on guard against nerds.>>10191311Yeah, what the other dude said - go hang around the front of the con and witness shenanigans, then fuck off somewhere when you get bored of it.
>>10192319Thank Christ I’m not the only one who thinks these look weak af.
I don't want to alarm you, but THREE WEEKS
>>10192493Sauce on tickets?
>>10192453No they haven't. You must not be a lolita.
>>10192528Straight-up ignored how? What actually happened and which game show panel?
>>10192409>get completed wasted>ask embarrasing question at panelyeah never doing that again
>>10192499Some of these are in!Some also have same series but not same characters.And I will do that!
>20 days left to Anime Expo>cosplay still being fixed on
>3 weeks left and still no MS Theater concert announcements
>>10192631Forget it,AX burnt all their bridges with booking agencies due to mistreatments previous years, no one wants to help them out and they are begging any and all
>>10192635>Have MS Theater booked>Not use itWow that sucks
>>10192635>>10192728I bet there are concert promoters out there that are pissed that they can't use that venue for the July 4th weekend.
>>10190599How is Cosply Deviants party? Been curious for a while
>>10192781It's just a bunch of fat girls dancing in bikinis
>>10192781From what I've seen it looks like a few costhots doing a strip tease in front of a bunch of dudes.
>>10192319>narutoWouldve been cool if its 2004
>>10192795Well, Boruto is still a thing, so there you go
>Announce a few more guests the Monday before AX>Their picture and profile don't get printed in the program
Aniplex and Sentai are really trying to save AX19
>everything cool is happening on July 5th>the only day my friends can’t goStanding in line in the heat for hours and hours by myself doesn’t sound like a good time.
>>10192843>AX Isn’t really saved until Trigger sav-Well fuck...
>3 premieres with Mamo in a rowMy body is not ready
Ax is dead>>10192903
Mamoru Miyano (Light from Death Note, Rin from Free, Reo from Sarazanmai, Osamu Dazai from Bungo Stray Dogs, Kei Nagai in Ajin, Shu from Tokyo Ghoul, etc) is gonna be a guest at AX!http://www.anime-expo.org/2019/06/13/funimation-presents-human-lost-north-american-sub-premiere-ax-2019/
>>10192965As someone who has read the book, I can't wait to watch this and hate every second of it.
>>10188653>>10188662If you are mad about fan panels being reduced then keep in mind that CRX got rid of them completely