Press Releases

March 31, 2009

News for Anime Expo 2009:

Anime Expo launches 2009 volunteer online registration

Nation's Largest Anime and Manga Convention Welcomes All Interested Volunteers to Join the Family

Anaheim, California (March 31, 2009) -- Anime Expo® is proud to announce the launch of its online volunteer registration system. Now volunteering at the nation's largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center is easier and better than ever. More information can be found on the website

The Anime Expo® Volunteers program is less demanding than regular staffing positions but still provides lots of benefits. Volunteering is a great way to see the convention and get a small glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes. The duties are very easy and the people met could become friends for life. Volunteers work in all areas of the convention. Volunteers assist Anime Expo® staff in these areas:

  • Packet stuffing
  • Line/crowd control
  • Entry/exit monitoring (badge check)
  • Gophering
  • Special assignments

There are three types of volunteers at Anime Expo® 2009: All-Con (All Convention) Volunteer, One-Day Volunteer and Minor Volunteer. More details are available on the convention's official website.
For Volunteer Inquiries, please contact [email protected] Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at

Red & Black Sponsors include: FUNimation, Silver Sponsors include: Anime News Network and Digital Manga Press, Patron Sponsors include: COPIC and Central Park Media, Media Sponsors include: ImaginAsian TV, Animation Magazine, Anime Insider Magazine and Anime News Network.

About Anime Expo®
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo®, the nation's largest anime/manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation/ comics industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the general public to express their interest and explore various aspects of anime/manga, as well as for members of the industry to conduct business. AX 2009 will be held July 2 - July 5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Southern California. More information can be found at its website (

About Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to popularize and educate the American public about anime and manga, as well as provide a forum to facilitate communication between professionals and fans. This organization is more popularly known by its entertainment property - Anime Expo®. More information can be found at its website (

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