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.

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