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AM2 CON | INFLUENZA OC
July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center
The very first Anime, Manga, and Music Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County over the holiday weekend kicked off with record attendance while truly catering to its fans. AM2 activities included Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!
Thanks to Chase at AM2 Con.

AM2 CON | INFLUENZA OC

July 1-3, 2011 at the Anaheim Convention Center

The very first Anime, Manga, and Music Conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Orange County over the holiday weekend kicked off with record attendance while truly catering to its fans. AM2 activities included Exhibit Hall, AMV’s, Arcade, Summer Festival, World Cosplay Summit, Behind the Voice Actors Studio, Rum Party Pirates, Masquerade, Cosplay Chess, Dances, Fashion Shows, Table Top, Console Gaming, AniMaid Café, AniMaid Café Host Club, Workshops, Panels, Concerts and more!

Thanks to Chase at AM2 Con.


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Stan Lee’s COMIKAZE Expo | Influenza LA
LA’s Largest Pop Culture Convention
September 15-16, 2012 
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

Tens of thousands of comic, horror, gaming, sci-fi and pop-culture enthusiasts from all over Southern California filled up the Los Angeles Convention Center for an up-close look at Los Angeles’ largest pop culture convention owned by comic legend Stan Lee and horror icon Elvira. Fans enjoyed panel discussions, hundreds of vendors, celebrity appearances, interactive zombie obstacle course, Harry Potter-style Quidditch Tournament, movie screenings and more.

HIGHLIGHTS:

The Comikaze Zombie Apocalypse - 75,000-sqft survival course infested with zombies!

Sushi Girl Panel - Genre-bending action thriller film with a fanboy’s dream cast featuring Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker from Star Wars) and James Duval (Donnie Darko). Basically about five friends coming together after a long time to eat sushi off of a naked girl!

Batman: The Classic TV Series - Adam West and director Kevin Smith talked it up at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Batgirl: Spoiled Stunt Show - “Alien Fight Club” stunt team performed a live demo of the stage fights for fan-made webseries “Batgirl: Spoiled” and Batgirl herself (Marisha Ray) fought for her life against a group of Gohtam’s infamous thugs and super villains.    

New Comedy Central Cartoon Brickleberry Screening (extremely cute and vulgar)


Stan Lee’s Comikaze Cosplay Contest - Awesome judges joined veteran cosplayers for group cosplay and single entries. With sexy presenters like Wonder Woman and guest presenter Hannah Minx, Internet extraordinaire.

Jurrasic Con - Characters from Jurrasic Park with Dinosaur chasing Jeep around the convention center.

Thanks to Jade Cresko, Kathleen Flaherty and Cthulhu for COMIKAZE Expo.

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Anime Expo AX 2013 | Influenza LA
July 4-7, 2013
Los Angeles Convention Center

Photos
Anime Expo AX 2013 Photo Coverage on Facebook

Photo Credits
Dewan P./ Dharmesh Pardiwala
Media Coverage: Influenza Online Magazine
Editorial: Dewan P.
www.influenzaonline.net

Credentials/ Thank you’s
Meg Amo/ SPJA/ Anime Expo

Website

www.anime-expo.org

Basics
The largest anime, manga and Japanese culture convention in North America. Currently the largest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Influential People
Alodia Gosiengfiao - Renowned cosplay artist, model and actress as a Guest of Honor for AX2013!

Influential Things
Fan favorites such as Masquerade, AX Dance, Karaoke, Table Top and eGaming, and Battle of the Bands will be coming back this year. The Fashion Show also returns for its second year, featuring “Gal” fashion straight from Shibuya.

Shibuya Rocks Fashion Show

This year, presenting the best of the “Gal” look as SHIBUYA ROCKS! Six fantastic brands grace the stage at the global fashion event for 2013: “cool and casual” tomboy outfits from LIZ LISA doll, “dolly and sweet” designs from TRALALA, a trendy fusion of “retro and girlish” from LIZ LISA, “elegant casual and trend mix” from GOLDS infinity, “casual, romantic, and sexy” ensembles from GLAVIL by tutuHA, and “sexy and shiny” looks from MA*RS.

Myth: Legends of Burlesque and Magic
internationally known Illusionist William Draven and Miss Universe (England) pageant contestant Vixen DeVille host simply one of the most impressive nights of burlesque and magic you have ever seen. 

J-Pop group CARAT - A five-member DJ, dance and vocal unit, will also be appearing live! Their tracks are club style, with a pop melody and electronic vibe, and “cute” lyrics that express their generation’s feelings of love realistically. They perform a special free concert.

Potential to go Viral
Lauren & Her Cosplay Group

Website: http://cattasticks.blogspot.com

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Anime Expo 2014
July 3-6, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historically Anime Expo (AX) has been held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention.

Popular large events include:

  • Masquerade
  • Anime Music Video Contest
  • Concerts
  • Battle of the Bands
  • AX Fashion Show

Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.

Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands.

For more info on on Anime Expo and to purchase tickets, go to
www.anime-expo.org

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PHAMExpo
June 28-29, 2014
Pasadena Convention Center, CA

PHAMExpo is the ultimate event for savvy beauty professionals, students and enthusiasts. Most products are sold at deeply discounted prices, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on all of your beauty essentials from today’s most popular and upcoming brands.

Check out all the things PHAMExpo has to offer

  • NEW PRODUCTS
  • LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS  
  • CELEBRITY MAKEUP, HAIR & NAIL ARTISTS
  • LATEST TRENDS
  • HOTTEST NEW TREATMENTS
  • LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES 

To celebrate the phenomenal growth in the nail world PHAMExpo is excited to announce the launch of their PHAMEous Nails Competition;  presented by Lysa Comfort & Beauty Talk Radio this is your opportunity to shine!  

PHAMExpo is open to the public, but also hosts a PRO ONLY time with special discounts to Professionals.

For more info on on PHAMExpo and to purchase tickets, go to
www.PHAMExpo.com
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Dwell on Design
June 20-22, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

Dwell on Design LA, curated by the editors of Dwell magazine, returns to the Los Angeles Convention Center June 20-22, 2014. With three full days of dynamic exhibitions, unparalleled educational opportunities, cutting-edge technologies, 90 onstage programs, 200 speakers, and more than 2,000 innovative modern furnishings and products, Dwell on Design LA is America’s largest design event.

For more info on Dwell on Design, log on to
www.dwellondesign.com


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The Big Photo Show 2014
May 17-18, 2014
Los Angeles Convention Center, CA

The Big Photo Show is returning to L.A. again this year. It’s a multi-sensory experience where photo enthusiasts can see, touch, and explore the latest products rather than simply reading about them. Everything is designed to deepen and enhance your relationship with the entire photography experience - from image capture to image output.

In addition to exhibitor booths, attendees will enjoy education theaters, photo shooting zone, creative output displays, ‘Photo Doctor’ office hours, photo ops, and much more.

For more info on The Big Photo Show, log on to www.thebigphotoshow.com



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THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire
May 16-18, 2014
Ontario Convention Center, CA

Go see 2014-2015 models alongside exotics, classic rods and special exhibits. There will also be Ride & Drives, great food and special Kid Zones. THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire is entertainment for the whole family.

Things to see and do:

  • Ride and Drives by Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, Ford, Toyota, Subaru.
  • Vintage automobiles from the privately owned Day Family Auto Museum – the first time the museum has taken its vehicles on the tour.
  • The Southern California Golf Association will also be teeing-up a hands-on golfing experience for show-goers.
  • Exotics, Hot Rods and Race Cars will include Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and more. Hot Rods from Route 66 will be on display along with the Looney Tunes Pace Car.
  • Special children’s play area will be filled with fun and interactive entertainment.
  • Food Trucks including The Grilled Cheese Truck and Viking Food Truck.

THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire will be displaying some vehicles that had not been released in time for the Los Angeles Show.

For more info on THE AUTO SHOW Inland Empire and to purchase tickets, go to theautoshowIE.com

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Kawaiiland
May 10, 2014
Los Globos, Los Angeles, CA

The ultimate Kawaii experience promoting and sharing the love for all things Kawaii. Featuring best local artists, fashion designers, makeup & hairstylists, musicians, photographers, and more! Kawaii workshops and lots of delicious Japanese foods and purikura photo booths!

  • Fashion Runway Shows
  • Shopping
  • Kawaii Art
  • Cutest Vendors
  • DJ set by Tune in Tokyo!

Presented by Ninja Crate and Studio Kunu

For more info on on Kawaiiland and to purchase tickets, go to
www.kawaiiland.org 

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