Friday, May 3, 2019

Little Tokyo: Gudetama's Lazy Diner Experience, Ronin-Expo & Kaiju-Con

We have some events we thought we should highlight happening in Little Tokyo. This weekend and every Saturday in Meh, we mean May, we're getting a lazy egg meeting. Gudetama is a Sanrio character who happens to be a lazy egg and it looks like it's to be a meet-n-greet with fans this "meh" month. We do hope someone has to be in an egg costume so we can take pictures with them. Nope, no food though?

Saturday, May 4th - Sunday, June 9th
Gudetama Appearance Times
Saturday, May 4th - 11 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 11th -11 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 18th - 11 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, May 25th - 11 AM to 4:00 PM
Sanrio Japanese Village Plaza
115 Japanese Village Plaza Mall
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Regular Store Hours
Monday - Saturday: 10 AM - 10 PM
Sunday: 11 AM - 9 PM

 Egg-cellent activities include:
◾️Meet & Greet with Gudetama Tamago Sushi for the first time in North America!
◾️Shop the new lazy, streetwear-inspired clothing collection
◾️Giveaways and more!

Want egg-clusive access to the experience? 🥚✨
Purchase the VLP (very lazy person) package which includes a front of the line pass to meet Gudetama and some seriously a-MEH-zing gifts! Purchase now:

Sat, Jun 8
11:00 AM–9:00 PM
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
244 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Spring discount (March 1st thru May 5th, 2019) - $15
Regular Price (May 1st thru June 7th, 2019) - $20
At door - $25

We were happy to see how much Ronin-Expo has grown over the years, even after the name changes. Expect a mini-con to prepare you for AX the following month. A nice vendor and artist space, live programming and performances, swap meet and masquerade round-up this one day anime event.
Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11 AM – 5 PM
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave, Los Angeles, California 90012
$25 and up

In conjunction with Kaiju vs Heroes, JANM is hosting a day-long Kaiju-Con that will include a vendor hall, workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations all related to kaiju and Japanese toys. The day will culminate in a special free outdoor screening at 8:30 p.m., on JANM’s plaza of Mothra vs. Godzilla from 1964. 

*Save $5 if you buy tickets before May 31st

*Purchase tickets by 5 p.m. PT on Friday, June 14, for one-hour early admission and two free raffle tickets!
*Movie screening free, takes place outdoors