Anime, games, and more!
Next week, Japan Expo launches its first convention on US soil! Japanator's Hiroko Yamamura had the pleasure of attending their expo in Paris last year, and was totally blown away by all the exciting events they had to offer. In addition to all the anime, and gaming taking place throughout the weekend, the Expo will also allow con-goers a taste of Japanese culture.
There's going to be martial arts demos, traditional crafts, and lots of yummy food in Santa Clara on August 23rd-25th, and we want to make sure we meet up with some of our readers while there, so we'll be giving away some tickets!
To enter, just like the Japan Expo Facebook page, and write on the wall "Japanator rules the moon!" Yup, the moon -- those guys rule it. Over the next couple days we'll choose a few random posts to give tickets to. One lucky winner may even have a chance to punch me or Japanator's Josh Totman on the convention floor -- probably Josh, not me. He'll never see it coming. In fact, Santa Clara is pretty close to the Destructoid office, so I wouldn't be even surprised if our robot decided to show. Who knows, it could happen.
Japan Expo will also be hosting some amazing guests this year, including Gainax's Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, BONES president Masahiko Minami, and from the Ace Attorney series, Tasuro Iwamoto and Noriyuki Iwadare. Bringing the music will be You Kikkawa, J☆Dee’Z, Dempagumi.inc, and 1000say. We hope to see you guys there.