FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEANIME EXPO® 2008 ANNOUNCES ONLINE TICKETING FOR MAIN EVENTS
Regular, Hotel Room Block and Reserved Seating Block Attendee Tickets Available Now
Anaheim, California (April 7, 2008)
All Main Events will be held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live (Past, current and future events include the Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, American Idol Finals and a host of concerts including Mary J. Blige, John Fogerty, Kanye West, Duran Duran and many more) a 7,100-seat venue which offers attendees event intimacy with no seat further from the stage than 220 feet with exceptional comfort and amenities never before offered to guests at other concert/event venues. Due to Nokia Theatre L.A. Live policies, high attendee interest and limited seating, all Main Events will be require tickets for entrance. Tickets will be handed out to attendees during a set time frame each day with each individual ticket applicable towards one event in the venue. Attendees will have the opportunity to pick up tickets to multiple shows based on availability.
There are three ways to obtain tickets:
· Reserve a hotel room within the Anime Expo® hotel room block through
event(s) (events only include Masquerade and Concert Events) before Sunday, June 15, 2008, 11:59 PM, PDT. Reserved Seating tickets are considered prime seats within the ³floor²/orchestra area and allow attendees to be up close to the event stage for maximum viewing pleasure. Attendees are limited to one (1) ticket per event per unique registration ID for a maximum of three
(3) unique tickets
· Line up in the Standby Line at the east entrance of the Nokia Theatre
L.A. Live three (3) hours before show time on the day of the desired event.
The number of tickets given out is based on availability. Please note that queuing for tickets at this time does not guarantee entrance into the event
In addition, one lucky AX Idol audience member will win a tour package to Japan courtesy of Destination-Japan! Tour package includes round-trip airfare from L.A. International Airport (LAX) to Narita (NRT), Tokyo (Airline TBD), Hotel accommodations during the tour (Hotel TBD), all tax and fuel surcharges and all standard tour activities and services detailed on the tour itinerary (TBD). All trip/tour prizes do not include tour extensions, optional tour activities, or transportation to Los Angeles International Airport. All travel arrangements are to be handled by H.I.S.
International Tours (L.A.), Inc. Winner will be announced during AX Idol and will be based upon ticket/seat number (winner must be present and ticket MUST be in hand and presented or prize is forfeit).
All registered attendees to Anime Expo® 2008 with valid badges, with the exception of ³Exhibit Hall only² passes are eligible to obtain tickets to attend ticketed events. Tickets are non-transferable. Attendees will not be allowed to apply their Room Block ticket and a Reserved Seating ticket on the same event. Lost or stolen tickets can/will not be replaced. All attendees are subject to the Code of Conduct and are expected to adhere to the policies set for the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. Unlawful resale (or
attempt) is grounds for seizure and cancellation without compensation. Any person caught buying or selling any Anime Expo® event tickets will face immediate ejection from the event and a ban of one year (minimum) from the convention, effective immediately.
This year¹s Red & Black Sponsors are FUNimation and ImaginAsian Television.
Gold Sponsor is Digital Manga Publishing. Silver Sponsor is Gaia Online.
Patron Sponsors are Central Park Media and COPIC Markers.
About Anime Expo®
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