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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2017-02-09/crunchyroll-announces-its-own-convention-after-surpassing-1-million-paid-subscribers/.111974


--- Quote ---Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Thursday that it is partnering with LeftField Media to launch a new anime convention titled Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) this year. The convention is scheduled for August 25-27 in Santa Clara, California at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Crunchyroll has launched a website for the event.
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With only being 3 months apart and not even 10 miles from Downtown San Jose, this convention could have a huge impact on Fanime if it becomes a regular thing over the next fw years, assuming it stays in the same location.

Its pretty interesting though. Id like to go, but know how my wallet or time will manage it.

Barnes:
Hmm, I'll take any excuse to return to Santa Clara's con center (in fact, I'm going there this weekend for the Travel and Adventure Show).

InsaneDavid:
If it gets all that large it would be moved to another venue anyway as the Santa Clara Convention center honestly isn't all that large of a facility, even if they were to spill over into the Hyatt Regency.  Using both facilities would have its own problems as well as the convention center is union to the degree that you can't pick up a tissue on your own and the Hyatt is not.

powerofunity:

--- Quote from: Barnes on February 09, 2017, 08:26:33 PM ---Hmm, I'll take any excuse to return to Santa Clara's con center (in fact, I'm going there this weekend for the Travel and Adventure Show).

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Same here. I'm actually really bummed that Animation on Display isn't going to be at the Santa Clara Convention Center this year. :/

Anyhow, I'm looking forward to seeing what Crunchyroll Expo has to offer. The one main advantage they'd have over Fanime, I think, is getting a wider variety of more popular guests, since they're in the industry. And maybe offering more free merch.

Admiral Donuts:
If the friends I usually go to Fanime with are going to CRX next year I'll probably go to it over Fanime. Fanime's fun but I don't feel that there's a lot of variety from year to year.

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