A Spectacle of Creativity, Fun, and Chibi Magic!
ONTARIO, CALIFORNIA (November 7, 2023) – Anime enthusiasts, get ready for an unforgettable celebration as anime expo chibi 2023 (axc) descends upon Ontario, California from November 11 to November 12. Embracing the charm of chibi aesthetics, this year’s expo promises an immersive experience filled with excitement, creativity, and a whole lot of kawaii!
“At anime expo chibi, we believe in the power of community. We’ve carefully listened to the invaluable feedback from our attendees and incorporated exciting new features to make anime expo chibi 2023 an experience like no other! With a blend of fan-driven enhancements and creative innovations, we’re thrilled to present an event that promises to be unforgettable and incredibly fun for everyone.” said Matthew Thomas, Vice President, Operations at SPJA.
What’s New and Improved:
- Voice Actor Guest Appearances and Autograph Sessions
- Ben Balmaceda, Brianna Knickerbocker, Caleb Yen, Chris Hackney, Cory Yee, G. Larry Butler, Griffin Puatu, Kieran Regan, Marie Westbrook, Mela Lee, Nicolas Roye, Ratana, Sandy Fox, Steve Staley, and Zeno Robinson.
- Community panels have been added to the event’s programming. Panels such as Animemes, Anime Eating Adventures, Parapara, and more will leave attendees and fans engaged about the latest trends and fun discussion.
- Retro market specialty vendors offering vintage merchandise and gaming inspired from the 1980s and early 2000s era.
- Chibi Plaza where attendees can chill and enjoy some Japanese-inspired cuisine with collaboration from Weekly LALALA and from restaurants such as Amami-Ya, Daikokuya, Dragon Bowl Yaki, LA Musubi, Mochidonut, Okamoto Kitchen, Shin Sen Gumi, Tokyo Yakisoba, Yama-Chan, and more! In addition, there will be live music from local performers throughout the weekend, cosplay gatherings, and various photo opportunities.
- J-fashion swap meet showcasing Japanese styles with Decora fashion, EGL fashion, Lolita dresses, and Harajuku accessories line.
- Silent disco, Mahoko’s Hideaway (lounge), and an after party on November 11 where everyone is welcome.
- Treasure hunt for a chance to win exclusive autograph items and complete a stamp rally on the axc program guide to redeem an exclusive axc 2023 button.
- Kisegi’s Track, a bounce house obstacle course for both kids and adults.
- Workshops where attendees can learn and hone in creative skills to decorate their own Tenugui; create Origami, Onigiri, and Ikebana; learn to speak Japanese; and draw anime.
- Manga Lounge with over 6,000 volumes of manga available.
- Asayoru Maid Café, the only brick and mortar Maid Café in Southern California, is coming to ax chibi.
- 300+ Exhibitors; Bait, Kinokuniya, Good Smile Company, Milk Mocha Bear, and more!!!
- 200+ Artists; Kehasuk, LucidSky, Robotcat, Timeskip Studio, ZeldaCW, and more!!!
- Cosplay gathering sites, cosplay karaoke, cosplay sets, chibi cosplay runway, cosplay hallway contest, and many more cosplay related programming.
- Freeplay arcade, retro gaming, e-gaming, and tabletop gaming.
Expect the unexpected as we’ve carefully curated surprises and delights that will make your axc experience truly magical. From hidden treasures to spontaneous events, the excitement never stops.
anime expo chibi 2023 is not just an event; it’s a celebration of the anime community and the shared passion that brings us all together. Join us as we create memories, forge connections, and revel in the joy of anime!
To register for anime expo chibi 2023, please click here.
For more details on anime expo chibi in November, please visit the official ax chibi website, and follow the official social channels for regular updates via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
SPJA is a non-profit organization dedicated to popularize and educate the public about Japanese entertainment and pop culture, as well as provide a forum to facilitate learning between professionals and fans. For more information, please visit www.spja.org.
About anime expo chibi
anime expo chibi is a family friendly, educational, intimate, and local anime and Japanese cultural convention that aims to brings fans, cosplayers, artists, and exhibitors together in the greater Southern California region.
For more information, visit www.anime-expo.org/anime-expo-chibi/.
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