One of the biggest anime conventions in the world and the largest in North America will begin next Friday. Anime Expo‘s 2011 convention features a lot of guests, panels, and attractions that will be sure to satisfy everyone who attends. This will be the first time that I will be in attendance at Anime Expo and I’m greatly looking forward to it. My good friend/sidekick Skorpegeist will be traveling with me. I hope to meet several people that I talk with online if they are attending as well as all the bloggers in Shinmaru’s blogger meet-up on Day 2. Other than that, here’s the route I’ll be taking:
All times PST
Work until 12:30 PM
Load vehicle and travel to airport for 5:06 flight to LA (sleep on long flight)
Arrive at 12:30 AM
Check into Kawada Hotel and sleep for a couple hours
8:00 AM – Check-in and get Miku tickets
Walk around and familiarize myself with the layout/gawk at cosplayers
11:00 AM – Starchild panel (?) – I’m curious how the process for Toradora!‘s BD-Box is going, so I might ask about that in their Q&A
2:00 PM – Get in line for The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (dub version)
4:00 PM – Watch the dubbed Haruhi movie.
7:30 PM – Nourishment again
Walk around Little Tokyo/convention center
Morning – HANASAKU IROHA #14!
Karoke with friends
8:00 PM – Head to LAX
10:40 – Leave on flight
So really I’m open to meeting up at any time other than what’s mentioned. Skorp is disappointed that the Maid Cafe is more of a show than an actual cafe, so we’re unlikely to head to that. I’m looking forward to seeing downtown LA and more anime fans. The Haruhi movie is always a great event and I’m glad to see the premiere of the dub. I hope to see several of you all there!