Anime Los Angeles (ALA) took place on January 2 - 4, 2009 at the LAX Marriott. In all the years ALA has been in existence, it never officially took place in Los Angeles. Now in its fifth year, Anime Los Angeles has found its home off Century Boulevard. It seems like yesterday Traveling Valentine was there when the new ALA location was a stone's throw away from the LAX Hilton, Pacific Media Expo's stomping grounds. Traveling Valentine attended the convention as average attendees. In addition, our team also participated in masquerade in a sketch that Tom and I conceived in November 2007.
Anime Los Angeles has come a long way since its debut in 2005. So many small Southern California events bloom and wither, but Chaz Boston Baden's winter classic remains in full bloom after five years.
in the Water
It's not one night in Bangkok, but Stan and Tom play a nice game of Cosplay Chess hosted by Maguma and Julia.
Anime music video contest, doll gatherings, and masquerade rehearsals. Anime Los Angeles has a bustling night life.
Various hall cosplay on Saturday morning. Preparing for the best run masquerade on this side of California.
it Like a Man
How did four blue jacket kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Have we got a story for you!
Final deals in the dealer's hall, fashion show, and how to spend
the final hours of ALA
words on Anime Los Angeles 2009. Back in the game, back on the case!
it positive. Stan and Deb's own account of Anime Los Angeles 2009.
Quotes. Everyone loves crazy misheard one liners! Maybe you said
something found here.
more crazy convention adventures. Though we skipped out of Anime
Los Angeles' inagural first year, read more about our adventures.
09 Video Playlist. "Get
Back," "Tom Talks to People," and "Dr. House
Visits Anime Los Angeles."
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