Yes, it’s that time of year again–time for Anime Expo! This year, with full press privileges, we are going to be giving you much broader coverage of industry panels, Shokotan, and, of course, our very own panel.
Without further ado, here is where I (Mike) plan to be starting tomorrow. Come say hi if you’re going to the same events and you spot me!
Day 0 (Wednesday)
This is press junket day. All press organizations get 15 minute private interviews with any desired staff or guest of honor. We plan to interview:
- Akemi Takada
- Robot Chicken staff
Remember we only get fifteen minutes, so they won’t be long interviews. Any suggested questions are welcome, though I do have my own set and so it is not guaranteed that your question may be asked. :)
Day 1 (Thursday)
I plan to attend:
- 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Tokyopop Online Panel
- 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Shokotan Panel
- 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM: AMV Contest
Day 2 (Friday)
Our panel is on this day! Thus, coverage will be a bit more limited, and I don’t think I’ll attend AX Idol.
- 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Viz Industry Panel
- 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Bandai Industry Panel
- 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Anime Diet/Genesis Panel
Day 3 (Saturday)
Our busiest day. We’ll be stopping by lots of industry panels this time. Our ability to get Shokotan concert photos and video is dependent on the permission of the management. We will also be waiting to see if they screw up the Masquerade again. :)
- 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Tokyopop Industry Panel
- 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Shokotan Concert
- 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: FUNimation Industry Panel
- 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM: Masquerade
Day 4 (Sunday)
No events really to attend on this day. I may spend most of my time at the Dealer Room for good deals on that day. If I have enough complaints I may attend
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Convention Feedback Session
Those are all the official things I’ll be covering. Of course, I will be continuing the tradition of interviewing cosplayers and line waiters too. If you want to see what that might be like, just watch last year’s coverage. I don’t think I’ve humiliated anyone yet. ;)
Anyways, this is going to be the biggest thing we’ve covered so far. I plan to post at least one update and one video per evening, so keep your eyes peeled. We’re going to milk our press pass for all it’s worth!