Anime Expo staff announced Wednesday that the event will return as an in-person convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 1-4, 2022.
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) hosted the virtual event Anime Expo Lite 2021 in lieu of an in-person Anime Expo convention this year.
Anime Expo Lite 2021 was held from July 3-4 starting at 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. PDT (3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EDT) every day. Tickets to the event are $ 5, with all proceeds going to the Hate is a Virus Community, Action Fund.
Anime Expo Lite 2021 marked the 30th anniversary of the Anime Expo convention. The event featured streamed content from companies such as Bushiroad, Bandai Namco Arts, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf Anime, Viz Media, Sekai Project, WayForward, and more. The event also featured panel discussions, industry announcements, live content, “Japan-exclusive content,” Q&A, “community and educational segments” and “community features.”
Anime Expo, abbreviated AX, is an American anime convention held in Los Angeles, California, and organized by the non-profit Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA). Traditionally, the convention is held annually on the first weekend in July and lasts for four days. Anime Expo is held regularly at the Los Angeles Convention Center but has also been held in other cities such as Anaheim, San Jose, New York, and Tokyo. Anime Expo is currently the largest anime convention in North America as of 2017.
Source – Press release (ANN)