Crunchyroll is launching it’s very first convention CRX, Crunchyroll Expo.
For those who aren’t familiar, Crunchyroll is a website that streams anime, dramas, manga, and has its very own store. For surpassing one million premium subscribers, Crunchyroll decided to run it’s very first convention called the Crunchyroll Expo. It will take place at the Santa Clara convention center between Friday August 25th and Sunday August 27th.
- Friday, August 25 – 1 PM to 7 PM
- Saturday, August 26 – 10 AM to 7 PM
- Sunday, August 27 – 10 AM to 4 PM
Information is finally starting to flood in at their official website. Not only have the time and place been released, but so have the ticket prices. And boy are the prices insane!
- VIP PLUS Ticket $350
- VIP Ticket $125
- Weekend Ticket $65
- Friday Ticket $40
- Saturday Ticket $55
- Sunday Ticket $40
VIPs get special secret gifts, and a 10% discount at the Crunchyroll Expo store. They also get access to the exhibit area, guests, and events before others. VIP Plus members get access before VIP, and VIP members get access before regular attendees. Additionally, Crunchyroll Premium members will get early exhibit hall access, 5% off at the Crunchyroll Expo store, and free gift at the Crunchyroll Booth.
I’d really like to go to this convention since it’s the first of its kind, and because it takes place during my birthday, but the prices are pretty crazy. I also plan to go to SacAnime the very next weekend! I’m also very curious as to what these special gifts are. The discount at the Crunchyroll store probably isn’t all that great, given the fact that their online store is already incredibly overpriced. We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds.