Anime Expo 2010 begins today, but I won’t be heading out there until tomorrow morning to attend Day 2 and 3. I can’t afford all four days this year, but I’m glad I’m able to go to two. I’m very excited about AX ’10 because I haven’t been to any anime conventions since AX ’08.
My tentative schedule for my 2-day stay at AX is as follows:
Day 2, Friday the 2nd
1:30-3:30pm: Megumi Nakajima/May’n concert – I’m not much of a concert person, but the music in Macross Frontier is some of the most incredible I’ve heard in any anime (Megumi and May’n’s songs in other anime are nice, too).
4:30-5:30pm: Anime News Network panel – ANN’s former Shelf Life writer, Bamboo Dong, is an acquaintance of mine from college – I saw her at the panel in ’08 but I wonder she’ll be at this one.
6:30pm: The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star cosplay gathering – I love taking photos of good cosplayers, plus my two favorite anime? How could I not attend this? XD
7:00-10:00pm: Anime Expo 2010 Anime/Manga Blogger Tweet-Up – If I don’t stay too long at the cosplay gathering, I’ll check out this tweet-up =)
Day 3, Saturday the 3rd
10:00-12:00pm: Toradora! US premiere and panel – Toradora! has been one of my most favorite recent anime. I can’t wait to see its reception here and how NIS America handles it.
rest of the afternoon: Exhibit Hall and Artist Alley shopping!
This is only my preliminary schedule of course, and I may add things once I get to the con. I like to avoid crazily crowded events like popular guest panels, the AMV Contest, etc., unless there’s someone/something I’m dying to see.
Anyway, I’ll be leaving early tomorrow morning and won’t be back until Saturday night. While I’m at AX, I won’t be able to answer e-mail or comments, so be patient =) I’ll definitely post my coverage and photos when I get back.