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Crunchyroll, the largest anime streaming company in the world, is launching a convention! Crunchyroll Expo brings anime fans together for three days of exhibits, screenings, panels, and guest appearances by some of the biggest personalities in the US and Japan. Crunchyroll Expo is a showcase of the best of what Japanese animation and pop culture has to offer – as well as unique elements, events, and experiences never seen before at an anime con. Join us for a celebration of anime, manga, games, guests, cosplay, and so much more!

Crunchyroll is the largest home for anime online. With one million paid subscribers and 20 million registered users, Crunchyroll fans spend billions of minutes per month watching anime, reading manga, participating in discussions, and catching up on the latest Japanese pop culture news. Crunchyroll’s library is stuffed with the latest simulcasts straight from Japan each season as well as over 800 shows including Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, One Piece, Dragon Ball Super, and Attack on Titan. All these (and more!) can be watched online or on the Crunchyroll app available for iOS, Android, Kindle, Playstation 4, Xbox One, AppleTV, Roku, and more. Our HQ is in San Francisco – right next door to Santa Clara!

VRV is home to your favorite channels, shows, and communities celebrating anime, animation, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, technology and more. Including Crunchyroll, Funimation, Rooster Teeth, Cartoon Hangover, Geek & Sundry, Nerdist, and many more!

Crunchyroll Expo takes place in the Santa Clara Convention Center. Located at 5001 Great America Parkway in sunny Santa Clara, California, it’s close to numerous hotels, airports, and cities including San Jose and San Francisco.

The first Crunchyroll Expo is August 25-27, 2017.

Thursday, August 24
5 PM to 7 PM – Registration Only (Pick Up Your Badge Before The Show)

Friday, August 25
10 AM to 8 PM – Registration
1 PM to 7 PM – Exhibit Hall
1 PM to 8 PM – Artist Alley
1:30 PM to 10 PM – Panels, Screenings, and Special Events

Saturday, August 26
8 AM to 8 PM – Registration
10 AM to 7 PM – Exhibit Hall
10 AM to 8 PM – Artist Alley
10:30 AM to 10 PM – Panels, Screenings, and Special Events

Sunday, August 27
8 AM to 4 PM – Registration
10 AM to 4 PM – Exhibit Hall and Artist Alley
10:30 AM to 4 PM – Panels, Screenings, and Special Events

All fans six-years-old and up need a ticket to come to Crunchyroll Expo, and all children under 13 must have an adult with them while attending. We recommend all children under 18 attend with an adult.

Yup! If you’re coming to Crunchyroll Expo from out of town, we’ve got special rates with a number of local hotels. Grab a room in our hotel block for low rates and special rewards!

Absolutely. Cosplay is a huge part of anime con culture, and we just ask that you please read our rules, notes, and suggestions before you come to Crunchyroll Expo in costume. We want everyone at Crunchyroll Expo to be safe and have fun!

Crunchyroll Expo is an open celebration of anime and its fans, and harassment of any kind is the opposite of the community Crunchyroll wants to create. Please read our full harrassment policy here.

Want to help Crunchyroll Expo come to life? We’d love to chat! Please click here to learn more about being part of our Crew!

Yes! The Santa Clara Convention Center offers free wifi in all lobbies and panel rooms as well as paid upgrades if you need to binge on anime in HD.

Crunchyroll Expo is very happy to accommodate fans with special needs, and you may apply for a Special Needs Badge – offering assistance around the event – beginning later this year.

We’re happy to chat! Please reach out to the Crunchyroll Expo team!