September 26, 2017


Regular, Hotel Room Block and Reserved Seating Block Attendee Tickets
Available Now

Anaheim, California (April 7, 2008) ‹ Traditional Main Events (including
Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, AX Idol,
Charity Auction and concerts) are all accessible free of charge to
registered attendees at this year¹s Anime Expo® 2008 held from July 3-6,
2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.  More
information can be found on the website

All Main Events will be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Past, current and
future events include the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, American
Idol Finals and a host of concerts including Mary J. Blige, John Fogerty,
Kanye West, Duran Duran and many more) a 7,100-seat venue which offers
attendees event intimacy with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet
with exceptional comfort and amenities never before offered to guests at
other concert/event venues.  Due to Nokia Theatre L.A. Live policies, high
attendee interest and limited seating, all Main Events will be require
tickets for entrance. Tickets will be handed out to attendees during a set
time frame each day with each individual ticket applicable towards one event
in the venue.  Attendees will have the opportunity to pick up tickets to
multiple shows based on availability.

There are three ways to obtain tickets:

·     Reserve a hotel room within the Anime Expo® hotel room block through
our online hotel reservation service ( by Sunday, June
15, 2008, 11:59 PM, PDT and obtain one (1) guaranteed event ticket of choice
per registered guest (up to a maximum of four (4) tickets per room), based
on availability
·     Purchase a Reserved Seating ticket ($20.00 U.S.) for the desired
event(s)  (events only include Masquerade and Concert Events) before Sunday,
June 15, 2008, 11:59 PM, PDT. Reserved Seating tickets are considered prime
seats within the ³floor²/orchestra area and allow attendees to be up close
to the event stage for maximum viewing pleasure. Attendees are limited to
one (1) ticket per event per unique registration ID for a maximum of three
(3) unique tickets
·     Line up in the Standby Line at the east entrance of the Nokia Theatre
L.A. Live three (3) hours before show time on the day of the desired event.
The number of tickets given out is based on availability. Please note that
queuing for tickets at this time does not guarantee entrance into the event

Attendees that have already pre-registered can update their information and
add on their tickets via the Anime Expo® 2008 Online Registration Area at

In addition, one lucky AX Idol audience member will win a tour package to
Japan courtesy of Destination-Japan! Tour package includes round-trip
airfare from L.A. International Airport (LAX) to Narita (NRT), Tokyo
(Airline TBD), Hotel accommodations during the tour (Hotel TBD), all tax and
fuel surcharges and all standard tour activities and services detailed on
the tour itinerary (TBD).  All trip/tour prizes do not include tour
extensions, optional tour activities, or transportation to Los Angeles
International Airport.  All travel arrangements are to be handled by H.I.S.
International Tours (L.A.), Inc.  Winner will be announced during AX Idol
and will be based upon ticket/seat number (winner must be present and ticket
MUST be in hand and presented or prize is forfeit).

More information regarding tickets (i.e. pick up procedures, ³faqs², open
distribution, etc.) can be found online at  Attendees with special needs must inquire
about seats with our Disabled Services Coordinators located at the Anime
Expo® Information Desk located at the Registration Area (West Hall A).
Please note that there are a limited number of handicapped spaces available
in the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Space is limited, and tickets will be
distributed on a first come, first served basis. Tickets for these sections
cannot be obtained through the Box Office or through the open distribution

All registered attendees to Anime Expo® 2008 with valid badges, with the
exception of ³Exhibit Hall only² passes are eligible to obtain tickets to
attend ticketed events.  Tickets are non-transferable.  Attendees will not
be allowed to apply their Room Block ticket and a Reserved Seating ticket on
the same event.  Lost or stolen tickets can/will not be replaced. All
attendees are subject to the Code of Conduct and are expected to adhere to
the policies set for the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Unlawful resale (or
attempt) is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation.  Any
person caught buying or selling any Anime Expo® event tickets will face
immediate ejection from the event and a ban of one year (minimum) from the
convention, effective immediately.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video
coverage site of the 2007 convention at

This year¹s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing.  Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online.
Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California – Anime Expo®, the nation¹s largest
anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests
of the general public and animation/ comics industry.  This event serves as
a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and
explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the
industry to conduct business. AX 2008 will be held July 3 ­ July 6, 2008 at
the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information
can be found at its website (

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit
organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public
about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate
communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more
popularly known by its entertainment property ­ Anime Expo®.  More
information can be found at its website (

The statements made in this press release that are not historical facts are
“forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are based on
current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and
uncertainties. The Company cautions readers of this press release that a
number of important factors could cause Anime Expo®/SPJA¹s actual future
results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
forward-looking statements. Such factors include, without limitation,
product delays, industry competition, rapid changes in technology and
industry standards, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of
relationships with key personnel, vendors and third-party developers,
international economic and political conditions. The Company may change its
intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon
any changes in such factors, in the Company’s assumptions or otherwise. The
Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any
forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date
hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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