Anime Los Angeles 2022 (or ALA 17) took place on January 6 to January 9 in their new home in downtown Long Beach. The convention was held at the Long Beach Convention Center. The LBCC is no stranger to conventions – Anime Expo, Anime California, Long Beach Comic Con – have occurred in the downtown seaside venue. The event drew in guests such as Kazha, Les and Mary Claypool, Kira Buckland, Casey Mongillo, Team USA (World Cosplay Summit), and more. This was certainly a much more robust guest list than the last time we attended! Still in the midst of the Omnicron spread, the show still went on.
Disclosure: We attended this event as staff for the ballroom dance.
Report: The Next Episode
Podcast: Convention Tea
Gallery: Thursday and Friday Photos
Gallery: Saturday and Sunday Photos
For more information about upcoming cosplay balls in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and Greater Los Angeles area, visit California Cosplay Gala.