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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Anime Los Angeles 2013 This Weekend

I'll be surely posting videos of the strange sights happening at this over the top, cosplay-filled frenzy that fends off the pains of Anime Expo in the Summer.

Anime Los Angeles 2013
4-6 January
Los Angeles Airport Marriott

There does seem to be a dealer room, but the ALA website isn't to helpful with giving the names of whose selling.


*Register now-Save time on the line and on prices
*Parking Sucks- Parking is super high priced anywhere near LAX. Beware of  a hidden tax of 10% or more. So if a sign says $10, be prepared to pay more.

Here's some of my picks for activities

Anything Funimation or late night 18+ for fun.

FUNimation Industry Panel
Friday – LP5 (Marquis 3) 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Gangnam Style Dance Workshop
Friday – LP6 (Marquis 1) 5:30 – 7:00 PM
This workshop is designed for fans and dancers of all levels to join in and learn
the basic dance moves to the popular song, Gangnam Style by PSY, and
encourages everyone to jump in and join in on the fun! [Alexandra Mejia,
Amanda Hayward (Earl of Pudding)]

HENSHIN! Saving Japan since 1971
Friday – LP4 (Philadelphia) 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Not Kids' Stuff II (18+)
Friday – LP2 (Scottsdale) 12:45 – 1:45 AM (early Sat)
Colony Drop, official purveyors of all things 80s, are here to remind you about
when anime used to be all about blood, guts, and hot pants. Join us for a latenight
screening of history's Most Dangerous Japanimation. [Matt Schley]

Banzai Arcade
Friday – LP5 (Marquis 3) 10:00 PM - Midnight
Banzai Arcade comes back to ALA. Defeat enemies in this sideview RPG style
gameshow by answering video game trivia. For example: If 'Quiet Mountain' =
'Silent Hill,' what game is 'Demon Shall Weep?' Did you guess Devil May Cry?
Good. Roll the dice and deal damage to the enemy. [Weston Durant, Patrick
Stanley, Chrystal Villamarzo, Brandon Castillo]

Shonen Fight Club
Saturday – LP2 (Scottsdale) 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Join Panda Cubed as we take a look at the exciting macho world of fighting! We'll
take a look at some of the early shows/manga that laid the ground work for
legendary shows like DBZ. We'll also show you what you should be
watching/reading. [Panda Cubed]

Buried Garbage
Saturday – LP2 (Scottsdale) 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Japan churns out a lot of anime every year, and not all of it is good. Some of it is
so bad, we can only laugh at it. Because if we didn't laugh, we would cry. Anime
News Network's Justin Sevakis brings out some of the absolute worst, most
obscure anime he's ever seen. Be afraid. [Justin Sevakis]

"From My Mother's Basement" LIVE! (18+)
Saturday – LP4 (Philadelphia) 12:30 – 1:30 AM (early Sunday)
Join us for a live taping of "From My Mother's Basement," where we break down
this season's popular anime, plus a nerd battle for the ages. More info at [Jason Pier, Michael Underwood, Nikki

Your Anime is [NOT] Original
Sunday – LP2 (Scottsdale) 10:00 – 11:00 AM
Think your shows have stood the test times? Chances are, someone else has done
it, far better! Or maybe, much much worse! Come join the Midnight Channel as
we point out big cliches in popular anime, and maybe show you that your faves
might not be as unique as you remember them! [Mark Weyer, Zechariah Jahi]