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Anime Expo brings Fantasy to Reality at the Los Angeles Convention Center

Anime has its roots in Japan but has become very popular here in the United States and seems to show no signs of slowing down with legions of fans including many females. It is considered an art form and delivers amazing artwork, epic storylines, legendary characters and a wide range of material. The Anime Expo is held every year in Los Angeles and is North America’s largest anime and manga event. Fans will get a chance to meet, hear and talk to some of the most famous anime, manga and musical artist from Japan.

The expo will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on July 1 and end on July 4th, 2011. There will be many events to take part in including video gaming competitions, karaoke, costume play, video competitions and exclusive screenings. There will also be the popular Masquerade with over $25,000 in Masquerade Cash and prizes. The Masquerade competition gives fans an opportunity to transform themselves into their favorite anime and manga character. There is so much to do check here for the complete listing.

At the anime expo you will get to see some of the most creative and fantastic costumes in a nonstop marathon of Japanese pop culture. There will be plenty of music, games and food to quench you’re appetites while you experience the expo. It’s a wild event that takes you out of reality and immerses you into a world of fantasy and this year being “year of the fan” you will want to experience it at least once.

When: July 1-4, 2011

Location: Los Angeles Convention Center

Address: 1201 S. Figueroa St. , Los Angeles, 90015

Admission: $25-$150


Save The World….Come to the Go Green Expo in Los Angeles

Being green has been gaining momentum for quite some time now and the “green” movement shows no signs of slowing down. The green business is big business now with almost 2 million Americans buying green products. Green demand has increased over 200% from 2006 to 2007. The Los Angeles convention center will be hosting the go green expo starting on April 15th and ending on the 17th.  The exhibit is collection of companies and their products that specialize in eco friendly goods and services with the goal of creating a greener tomorrow. Companies will be showing off their products and services to the general public, business owners and the media.

The exhibit will have hundreds of booths showing off thousands of eco friendly products and services. There will be interactive seminars, panel discussions, demonstrations as well as speeches by professionals in their industry and knowledgeable guest speakers. Some of the guest speakers will include Ed Begley Jr, Mariel Hemingway, Captain Paul Watson from the show Whale Wars and many others who are experts in their field. If you would like to get cutting edge information about a green today and what is just beyond the horizon for our environment you will want to come and visit the go green expo. If you are a business then Friday, April 15th is Business to Business Expo and April 16th and the 17th will be for the general public.

The Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street, South Hall G
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Business-to-Business Expo
Friday, April 15, 2011 • 10am – 5pm

Complimentary admission for retail & wholesale buyers, purchasing managers & agents, building mgrs, architects, corporate executives, government / city procurement officers and decision makers who make corporate purchases on behalf of their organizations, agencies & companies.

Open to Public
Saturday, April 16, 2011 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, April 17, 2011 • 10am – 5pm

Admission: $15 for the entire weekend

Special Note: Bring your old laptop, cell phone, or LCD screen for on-site recycling and enjoy free admission sponsored by GREENspotDROPoff

A Glimpse into AEG’s New Sports Stadium for Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles has been without a professional football team for quite some time. To be exact it has been 17 years. That is quite astonishing for one of the biggest sports markets in the country. The Anschutz Entertainment Group will finally bring the city of Los Angeles something so many people have been waiting for, a professional sports stadium for a hopeful soon to be professional football team. The details are not well known about the football team but we do know that plans to build a stadium have been confirmed by both the AEG group and the city of Los Angeles.

Here is what we do know so far:

  • The new stadium will accommodate football, soccer, concert, trade shows, and exhibition, providing an additional 285,000 square feet for use by the convention center.
  • There will be new parking structures adjacent to L.A. Live that will provide an additional 1,400 parking spaces the Convention Center, Staples Center and Event Center and Event Center
  • It will be built next to Staples Center and L.A LIVE on the current site of the Convention Center’s West Hall, which will be torn down.
  • Farmers Insurance Group will pay anywhere from 600-700 million for the naming rights of the stadium.
  • AEG will be paying for it and will be sole owner and pay rent on the land. The city will issue $350 million in bonds to cover the costs for the hall and parking structures, which has said will not use any existing public funds.
  • The sources of revenue for the city will be from rent paid by AEG for the land on which the Event Center is built, admission fees, parking structures, tax revenues related to the event center as well as revenue from signs on or around the event center.

There are still many questions that need to be answered and details about the finances and how specifically it will impact the city both positively and negatively. The positives seem to outweigh the negatives though. One thing that most citizens of Los Angeles can agree upon is that they would love to have a football team they can call their own.

Come visit the 16th Annual Los Angeles Art Show this weekend

When you think of art usually Los Angeles does not come to mind. Well the city of Los Angeles wants to change that. In case you have not been up to par on your Los Angeles art history (and we all are right?) they are having their 16th annual art show. Yes that’s right 16years, and those sixteen years have paid off. The Los Angeles Art Show is now considered by many to be a premier art fair destination to see beautiful works of art from all over the world and of course local artist. Many of the Hollywood’s elite come here to view and appreciate the fine works of art and admire the diversity that the show brings each year. This year is no different and for a limited time you can see them at the LA Convention Center.

This year looks to bring some pretty exciting works. Ok so exciting is not a word usually associated with art but the LAAS this year will be a showcase for works from Asia, Latin and South America. Many of these art works such as the ones from China have never been displayed outside of China. China Today gives you an insight into the modern and contemporary feel of China’s visual art and climate. There is also the Sisters Cities of Los Angeles International Art Exhibition, Vox Humana, Flora Kao’s Ghost Grove presented by the Los Angeles Art Association and rare photo collections by Henri Cartier-Bresson. There is so much more to see here with works from over 100 domestic and international galleries, you really have to come down and experience it for yourself.

Los Angeles Convention Center
West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles CA 90015

Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 19, 2011
General Public:Thursday January 20th –Sunday January 23, 2011. Check here for hours

As you can see there is whole weekend of events and you really must go down and see for yourself all that the Los Angeles Art Show has to offer. Don’t forget the show will end this coming Sunday, January 23, 2011 so make it a wonderful weekend.

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