This historic collector's item-generating first appearance will be made at none other than Anime Expo 2008! (Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3rd to July 6th.) The biggest anime-themed convention in the United States, Anime Expo draws an average of 40,000 people and deviantART will be there to support our community and the art of anime in all its forms.
We expect to see as many of you as possible, but don't be mistaken; this convention is not just for die hard anime fans. Lovers of art, cosplay, manga, and deviantART in general will all be present. Anime Expo offers perfect opportunities for socializing, portfolio critiques, collectible buying, and so much more.
Over the next few weeks we'll be announcing our very own programming schedule, contests, artists and special guests. This is going to be a big event, so plan now and keep an eye out for updates!
deviantART @ Anime Expo 2008!
As you've likely already heard, deviantART will be at Anime Expo 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 3rd to July 6th! This is the biggest anime themed convention within the United States, with an average attendance of 40,000 people! What you haven't heard is what we're going to do while we're there!
Who Is Going To Be There?
We are bringing along some of your favorite artists on deviantART! In attendance and doing signings will be:spyed, $lolly, $moonbeam13, $liquisoft, $Waveswinger, $trowlandson, $Heidi, ^pinguino, +evafleur, $Stykera, $mhalpert, $eStunt, $Dan14Lev, $silvein, +gorillalure and many more!
The Event Schedule!
Thursday, July 3rdNoon
Fella Toss! Come by the booth and you try and catch one of the Fella Plushies that will be flying through the air!
12:00-1:00PM Room: LACC 502
Live Programming! "How to be a Succesful Manga/Online Artist" panel discussion. Ever wondered how to get more exposure for your work? be sure to attend this panel for answers!
3:00pm-4:00PM Room: LACC 502
Live Programming! "How to Self Publish Manga and Anime" panel discussion. Dive into the world of publishing as we show you ways to bring your ideas to life. Anyone can make a comic or manga. We'll go over printing and marketing options for indy creators, and open the floor to a Q & A.
To Be Announced
Anime Pictionary sessions throughout the day at the Artist's Alley based on popularity
Friday, July 4thNoon
Artist signings by ^ArtisticAunJuli and $damphyr in Artist's Alley!
Artist Signings by `zeiva and `GoblinQueeen in Artist's Alley!
deviantART Admin Meet and Greet/Q & A Session at the Main Booth! Got something you always wanted to ask an admin? Now is your chance!
Portfolio reviews in the Artist's Alley!
After Convention Sketch Party! This will be an open to all artists and attendees. Music, contests, sketch jams and other events! This event will take place in Artist's Alley! We will provide some materials but feel free to bring your own!
Saturday, July 5thNoon
Artist Signing with `cheeks-74 and `hakubaikou in Artist's Alley!
2:00PM-3:00PM Artist Signing with `Wen-M in Artist's Alley!
deviantART Admin meet and greet and Q & A session! Got something you always wanted to ask an admin? Now is your chance!
Cosplay Life-Drawing Sketch!
This two hour event will be a chance for artists of all levels and skill to have fun sketching cosplayers and participating in themed contests. Winners will be determined based more on creativity than skill. *You must bring your own drawing materials*
Sunday, July 6thFella Toss at Noon and 3!
In addition to all this there will be thousands of images streamed on multiple plasma screens, prints on display as well as devWear, Fella Plushies, computer stations equipped with Wacom tablets and much more!
We look forward to you being a part of our very first convention appearance and will see you there!