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Rev. 21-Jul-2009 12:03:58

I went to Anime Expo 2003, with my stack of Anime LA flyers and my digital camera. I took about 374 photos, and printed them out on business cards each night so I could hand out "Otaku Trading Cards" the next day. If I took your photo, you can write to me at pix at anime-la.org and I'll mail you your card. I'll need your name, address, and the 4-digit sticker number I gave you.

Pictures recovered with help from Matthew Randolph.

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Denny's - site of AX ezboard pre-gathering.
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 18:37)

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Daniel Kuhne (Trunten).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 18:45)

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Eddie Smith (Anti).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 18:46)

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Ing-Long Kuo (Draconpern).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 18:59)

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Peter Huerta (Dr Leonheart).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 19:13)

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Valerie Gillis and Vernessa Cluke (Otaku Concubine).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 19:15)

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Valerie Gillis as Sammy (Guilty Gear XX).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 19:21)

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Roberto Aguirre.
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 21:19)

After dinner, I parked my car in the Downtown Disney parking lot (3 hours free parking) and walked back to the Hilton to get my badge. I was "pre-reg unpaid" which means I could pay for my badge on Wednesday, but there was a long line. In fact, it took 2 hours to get through the line.

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Laptop with "ANIME--Crack is Cheaper" on the lid. At this point I'd made it into one of the California Ballrooms, so I wasn't in the hall anymore, but the line continued in here.
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 21:39)

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Chris Chang at Reg station number 16 of 24. I've made it inside -- but my prereg data weren't on the computer. Eventually, he determined that I should go to the other side of the room and re-key, and then come back.
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 21:54)

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Jennifer Vancil handing out badge holders, badge straps, freebies. Finally I got my badge and snapped this picture before leaving the site. Note it took over 10 minutes from the time I got to Reg station #24... I heard later that they processed 8,000 members that day (out of 18,000 attendees).
(Wednesday 02-Jul-2003 22:08)

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02-Jul-2003

  • Anime Expo 2003 part 1: Wednesday (02-Jul-2003)
  • 03-Jul-2003

  • Part 2: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 3: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 4: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 5: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 6: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 7: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 8: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 9: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 10: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 11: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • Part 12: Thursday (03-Jul-2003)
  • 04-Jul-2003

  • Part 13: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 14: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 15: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 16: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 17: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 18: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 19: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 20: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 21: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 22: Friday (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 23: Friday Night - Starlight Fantasy Ball (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 24: Friday Night - Starlight Fantasy Ball (04-Jul-2003)
  • Part 25: Friday Night - Starlight Fantasy Ball (04-Jul-2003)
  • 04/05-Jul-2003

  • Part 26: Friday Night (04/05-Jul-2003)
  • 05-Jul-2003

  • Part 27: Saturday (05-Jul-2003)
  • Part 28: Saturday (05-Jul-2003)
  • Part 29: Saturday Night (05-Jul-2003)
  • Part 30: Saturday Night (05-Jul-2003)
  • 06-Jul-2003

  • Part 31: Late Saturday Night (06-Jul-2003)
  • Part 32: Late Saturday Night (06-Jul-2003)
  • Part 33: Late Saturday Night (06-Jul-2003)
  • Part 34: Late Saturday Night (06-Jul-2003)
  • Part 35: Sunday (06-Jul-2003)
  • Part 36: Sunday (06-Jul-2003)
  • Part 37: Sunday (06-Jul-2003)