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We’re back from Anime Expo 2015; coverage to commence soon

This is just a quick update to let y’all know that, yes indeed, we are back from AX, and survived more or less unscathed. As always, the con had its ups and downs, but on balance we had a great time as always.

Ordinarily, we get together to record our giant review/wrap-up/opinions/etc. podcast session of […]


Going to Anime Expo? Interested in Hatsune Miku? Then be sure and check out this exhibit!

In our recent episode on budgeting for an anime convention, we recommended that you should set aside some money for those “oh crap!” type moments — accidentally overspending on something, dealing with various forms of Travel and/or Con Drama (lost luggage, roommates you just don’t get along with, etc.) and so on. Well, another (more […]


Well that was fast: Preliminary Anime Expo 2015 schedules are now up!

Murphy’s Law strikes yet again here at Otaku no Podcast. (Seems to happen a lot around here.) Mere hours after we released our most recent episode — in which we talked about Anime Expo 2015 but couldn’t really give any details because the schedules weren’t out yet (and we didn’t think they’d be out until […]


Anime Expo 2014 preliminary schedule is now up in both PDF and Guidebook! (Updated)

Update 06/20/14: The Guidebook guide has been updated, and now contains the complete schedule, as well as general info, event policies (weapons policy, code of conduct, etc.), GoH and industry guest info, and a transportation guide!

We have spoken at great length about the tips and techniques we recommend to ensure you have the best, […]


Cool Find: Watch the classic Sailor Moon anime, uncut and unbowdlerized, on Hulu and Neon Alley!

In our recent episode that took a look at what’s coming up at Anime Expo 2014, we declared that this year’s Anime Expo’s “theme” is looking to be a cross between Sailor Moon and KILL la KILL. We also mentioned offhandedly that the original Sailor Moon was available for streaming at Hulu.

In fact, Viz […]


Anime Expo 2014 hotel reservations are now live; it’s never too early to reserve yourself a room!

We have often spoken at great length about the virtues of staying at an official convention hotel when attending an anime convention. You’re usually closer to the con (for smaller cons, the con itself is probably hosted in the hotel itself as a matter of fact – you can’t get any more convenient than that!), […]


Can’t make it to Anime Expo this year? Watch it live thanks to SimulTV!

Can’t make it to AX this year? That’s too bad. With an impressive guest roster and a huge lineup of panels and other con events, AX 2013 is shaping up to be a pretty happening event.

Well, if you can’t make it, here’s something that may take a little of the sting out of that […]


Anime Expo 2013 schedules are now live! (Updated)

Updated 07/01/13: Guess what, my wishes have come true! The AX schedule is now available in the free Guidebook app!

Updated 06/29/13: New version of the schedule has been released. See the end of this post for a summary of the changes.

Good news if you’re planning on attending this year’s Anime Expo: the program […]


Now hear this: Anime Expo hotel blocks have officially opened up! (Updated)

Update 03/08/2013: Another hotel has been added! The Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown has rooms available at $152/night.

We’ve spoken at length in the past of the virtues of staying at an official con hotel when attending an anime convention. You usually get a fairly reasonable discount on the room, sometimes get discounted or free admission […]


Anime Expo 2012, Day 4: Seriously wounded, but the soul still burns

Fair warning: this post is going to be very light on news (even more so than yesterday’s), since (as predicted) we didn’t go to any events today, other than the charity auction and closing ceremonies. So this blog post will consist of mostly me summarizing our weekend here at AX, and pulling various opinions out […]