Update 3! For the meetup, you should pay for your own food and drinks. No smoking please. No age limit either < not too sure why people are asking this.
Update 2: Final details below of where I will be at.
6/29 Tue 11:10 Arrive LAX on ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA)
7/01 Thu 09:00 - 10:30 Opening Ceremonies
7/02 Fri 15:15 - 16:15 Danny Choo Focus Panel ("Creative Industries in Japan" at Petree Hall )
7/03 Sat 13:00 - 14:00 Indecent Otaku Show (Nokia Place) Seating is at 12:30
7/03 Sat 15:30 - 19:00 Fakku X Danny Choo (Los Angeles CGM Night) ESPN ZONE > 1011 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. Map > http://ow.ly/229P2
7/04 Sun 09:00 - 10:00 Danny Choo Focus Panel (Culture Japan + Black Rock Shooter AX Exclusive trailer showing) at Petree Hall
7/04 Sun 17:00 - 19:00 Closing Ceremonies
For the Fakku X Danny Choo bash on Sat 15:30 - 19:00, I'm organizing free figures and goodies for you. If you have daughters then bring em along. Will only be taking questions and signing at the meetup so that I can get quality time with you.
We currently got 160 signups for Saturday.
Update: Thanks to the folks at AX who helped get the ESPN Zone and booked it for "Danny Choo's Meet and Greet" on Saturday, July 3rd at 15:30 ~ 19:00. The address of the location is at 1011 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA. ( Map > http://ow.ly/229P2 )
Comrade Jacob who runs the worlds most frequented 2D health related site Fakku (NSFW depending on where you work) will be attending AX too so after having a chat with him I thought it would make sense to make it a Fakku x dannychoo.com event and call it "Los Angeles CGM Night" instead!
Jacob will be inviting his readers to join us on Saturday where we should get in a load of networking done too - come along to meet new like minded comrades! You don't need to have a name card to hand out but most recommended.
If you have not done so already then fill in this form if you are coming along - over 100 dannychoo.com readers have already registered.
I'm trying to get some sponsors to bring along some figures to hand out but need to work out the logistics. Lemme know if any of you can offer a hand to pick up some goodies from other booths at AX.
Also, I'll be at the Indecent Otaku Comedy Show just before the meetup - see you there too if you can make it!
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Am humbly honored to be invited as a guest to Anime Expo 2010 (AX) which takes place in Los Angeles form the 1st July - 4th July 2010.
AX is probably the biggest and most rich (in terms of contents and guests) anime event in America.
This years guests includes...
Yuu Asakawa, Kyle Hebert, Sophia, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe, DJ CHUCKY, M-Project, m1dy, GUHROOVY, NO+CHIN and DJ Schwarzenegger, "Eden of the East" creator/director, producer and animation director Kenji Kamiyama, Satoru Nakamura and Tomohiko Ishii, Katsuyuki Konishi, AKB48, MELL, Rei Hiroe, May'n, Megumi Nakajima, Horie Yui, Danny Choo, Eri Kitamura (list stolen from Wikipedia)Folks who are interested in attending AX can register now.
My attendance was announced a few weeks ago but I was waiting for the final "go" from Good Smile Company before I made an announcement. GSC have confirmed that they will be able to give me exclusive footage of Black Rock Shooter that has never been previewed anywhere on the planet and you can see it only at AX.
I will be giving two talks about creative industries in Japan and I will screen the trailer at one of my sessions.
My schedule goes something like:-
2010/06/29 : (unconfirmed time) Arrive LAX
2010/06/30 : (all day) Press interviews
2010/07/01 : (09:00) Opening Ceremonies. Interviews for rest of the day.
2010/07/02 : (15:15 - 16:15) Danny Choo Focus Panel (LP1)
2010/07/03 : (13:00 - 14:00) Indecent Otaku Show (Nokia Place) Seating is at 12:30
2010/07/04 : (09:00 - 10:00) Danny Choo Focus Panel. (18:00) Closing Ceremonies.
2010/07/05 : (all day) Press interviews
2010/07/06 : Leave LAX for NRT.
Not sure what the organizers have in store for me outside of my scheduled slots. Will update you as soon as I find out.
Would love to have a meetup for folks and was wondering how many of you can make it to LA between the 1st and 4th. Will decide on the venue and date depending on how many of you can make it. If you think you can make it then leave your name on this form. Also if you have a suggestion on where we can meet then let us know. Look forward to meeting you all!
BTW1, you can keep an eye on my schedule and meeting times n wot not on my following networks.