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Sci-Fright Frenzy this weekend!
AWX is proud to be a sponsor of The Historic Artcraft Theatre’s Sci-Fright Frenzy Film Festival this weekend! Join us for seven classic science fiction and horror films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen!
We’re giving away a FREE weekend pass to see all seven movies! Jump over to our Facebook page to enter!
Post-Con Survey is now live!
We want to make your convention experience the best it can be, but we need your input! Please take a moment to answer these 10 short questions and let us know what you liked and didn’t like about this year’s convention.
Help us shape AWX to be the con YOU want it to be!
Anime Music Video Contest Winners
We had such an overwhelming response to this year’s AMV contest that we had to limit entries (a very difficult task, as we received so many entries of outstanding quality!). Submissions were divided into the official contest and an overflow showcase (which will be posted soon).
Thank you to everyone who participated, and congratulations to all of our category winners!
Thanks for a great event!
Thank you to everyone who turned out for our 2015 event! We had an intimate crowd of just under 500 attendees, but we still managed to raise an impressive $225 in cash donations and several boxes of food items and supplies for the St. John Food Pantry!
We hope to do it all again next year. Stay tuned to this space for updates!
2015 Program Guide & Schedule available for download!
It’s here at last! The official 2015 Program Guide & Schedule is available for download to your media device of choice. Now you can look over events at your leisure and plan your entire AWX weekend in advance! It’s even printable, if you prefer to have a paper copy. (No printer? Don’t worry; we’ll have some print copies available at the con as well.)
Note: This is a print layout copy of the program guide and schedule. It is sized to be printed on 4 double-sided 8.5″ x 11″ pages, which fold in half to make a 16-page booklet.
We promised there would be more giveaways coming up! Now you have a chance to WIN A FREE GOLD CIRCLE BADGE!
Here’s how: Take a selfie and tell us why you want to attend the convention. Post the picture to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram tagged #AWX2015 (your settings must be public so we can see it!). Be creative!
The photo must be of YOU and must include the text “I want to attend Anime World Expos 2015 because…” One entry per person, please.
The contest is open through 11:59PM EDT on Friday, August 7. We’ll announce the winner the next day (Saturday, August 8).
Winner will receive one Gold Circle badge (a $65 value!), which grants the bearer 3-day admission to AWX 2015, priority seating in Main Events, early access to the vendor hall, and more!
Guest Announcement! Samurai Dan & Jillian
AWX is happy to announce our latest guests: Samurai Dan and Jillian!
Dan Coglan, a.k.a. “Samurai Dan” and his wife, Jillian are the acknowledged masters of marital… er, MARTIAL mayhem. This dynamic duo travels the civilized portions of the U.S., bringing their unique show to curious and horrified audiences alike.
In addition to their high-energy, mostly safe stage shows (where razor sharp blades and barbs fly) the couple teaches historical and hysterical panels on the way of the warrior. Offering a wide range of lectures and interactive workshops, Dan and his lethal love Jillian are guaranteed to provide con attendees fun and fulfillment.
Due to a supreme lack of filter, Dan also performs standup comedy, and lives to embarrass his wife onstage, in censored and uncensored settings.
A storyteller at heart, Dan is finishing his third horror novel, and offers insights into the creative process with panels for the aspiring writer as well.
Check them out at www.Facebook.com/SamuraiDanAndJillian
Masquerade Pre-Reg is OPEN!
Pre-registration for the AWX 2015 Masquerade is now open! If you’d like to participate in the costume contest, simply fill out this form.
Start saving those pennies, AWX fans! Here are some of the vendors who will be setting up their fabulous wares in our 2015 exhibit hall!
We’ll be adding more vendors as con time draws closer, so be sure to check back!
Posters & Prints; Manga books, magazines, trade paperbacks and comic books; Anime DVDs and VHS; Oddities
2015 arcade & console gaming provider
We specialize in the sale of Japanese imported figures and blind boxes, domestic keychains, blankets, messenger bags, jewelry and accessories. All of our products are 100% officially licensed!
We specialize in items such as Pawstar fur wear, Cards Against Humanity, Japanese Mini Figures, DragonBall, and many other Pop Culture Items. We also have art top loaders to protect your artwork from damage. Don’t forget to stop by and get your exclusive voice changer squeaker from Squeaky the Husky!
I sell a variety of handmade jewelry, including earrings, ear cuffs, ear wraps, necklaces, bracelets, and assorted hair accessories and feather hair ornaments.
A sweet, unique, boutique. Tasty Peach Studios offers original concepts and designs in the form of plush, apparel, bags, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, and more.
Who North America is the largest Doctor Who-exclusive retailer in the United States! Since 1998, Who North America has supplied Doctor Who fans with products often unavailable anywhere else in North America through our online store at www.whona.com.