Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Anime Expo Extras & Alternatives

Looks like you have some places to go other than AX that aren't offical. These might just be extra or something if you've waited too long to get a badge for a real thing.

Look like Little Tokyo wants some of that Anime Expo run-off! We don't recall it happening before, but JAnime is taking over the JACCC on Sunday July 2nd. It looks to be a mix of Japanese cultural activities and some old-school anime/live-action to watch. I'm just glad the Aratani Theatere is being used to watched old Ultraman. Seriously, that place should be showing anime every weekend.
In any case, if you want to chill away from AX, you might have a hotel room nearby, or just want to enjoy some Japanese culture outside of the convention center, there isn't a better place in LA.

Sun, Jul 2, 2023 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
JACCC Campus
244 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Some events are $, many are free

Info: JACCC invites you to join us for JAnime™, a celebration of Japanese and Japanese American culture through the lens of anime. This event immerses all in the history of Japanese and Japanese American anime culture through art, food, history and performances set against the backdrop of the Japanese season of tanabata.
July 1 · 9pm - July 2 · 2am PDT. Doors at 9pm
Don Quixote 2811 E. Olympic Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90023
"Future Funk is a Vaporwave subgenre that emerged around 2010 (championed by artists such as Yung Bae, Night Tempo and Macross 82-99) it uses elements of Funk and Disco combined with Japanese City Pop influences, resulting in a sound that is upbeat, insanely danceable and very funky. Future Funk's aesthetic is a mix of nostalgic influences such as 90s anime and '80s consumer culture. The fact that it is derived from Vaporwave goes some way in explaining the familiar and yet strangely unique sound and visuals."

July 1 · 9pm - July 2
SIP Little Tokyo 123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka Street #301 Los Angeles, CA 90012
$0 – $10

"Join us on Sat Jul 01 2023 at 123 Astronaut Ellison S Onizuka Street #301, Los Angeles, CA 90012 for a night of epic cosplay fun. Dress up as your favorite superhero, villain, or anime character and enjoy our signature drinks and snacks.

Our venue, Sip Little Tokyo, is the perfect place to let loose and show off your cosplay skills. With a lively atmosphere and plenty of space to dance, you won't want to leave. So grab your friends and get ready to party like never before!"

July 1st - July 2nd 
Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77507
Day Wristband Prices
Saturday: $30**
Sunday: $10**

A two-day con going on in Pasadena. 
"Bacon Valadez has spent four years in event planning and has been a long-time weeb. He decided one day with his best friend Drew that “Hey, I think we can pull off a Convention.” Then they did, on July 2nd, 2022 Bacon and Drew held the first ever Ba-CON. Help us make next year’s con even better by joining us for the Second annual BA-CON. Celebrate Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Artists, and so much more."

With over 200 machines stacked up high, it looks like the perfect place to try your luck and find some fun figure to stick hidden somewhere in your house or show along your window sill.

Little Tokyo
Location: 319 E. 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
Hours: Wed-Mon, 12PM - 7PM (Closed Tue)
Shop will run from Feb 1 - Aug 31.