The first-ever Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) is kicking off soon, and the anime experts organizing the event have announced an initial raft of talent appearances, programs and exclusive merchandise. The celebration of all things anime and Japanese pop culture will take place August 25-27 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California’s Bay Area.
Among the special guests will be the writer-illustrator behind The Ancient Magus’ Bride, Kore Yamazaki, who will participate in signing, panels and even create 10 original sketches for a few lucky attendees.
Top names from the world of animation on the roster include Frederator! founder Fred Seibert (producer, Adventure Time, Bee and Puppycat), Butch Hartman (creator, The Fairly OddParents, Danny Phantom), Amica Kubo (director, URAHARA), veteran animator Hiroshi Shimizu (Princess Mononoke, Jin-Roh, One Piece), Powerhouse Animation CEO Brad Graeber, director Sam Deats (Castlevania), Head of Rooster Teeth Animation Gray G. Haddock, RT director/writer Kerry Shawcross (RWBY), and more.
CRX also aims to pack the house for special panels on animation and games titles like Netflix’s Castlevania, Rooster Teeth’s RWBY, viral game sensation Dream Daddy and others. Plus themed activities (like the Dragon Ball Super puzzle Hunt), Yoshitaka Amano Art Gallery, amazing cosplay, gaming contest, and exclusive merchandise featuring mascot Crunchyroll-Hime.
Keep up to date with fresh announcements and reserve your tickets at crunchyrollexpo.com.