Long-Awaited Update: Anime USA Recap & Hollywood, California!

Hey guys, sorry we’ve been gone for a couple of weeks, but things have just been astronomically crazy with the last 16 days! After coming back from Anime USA, we found ourselves on another weekend trip to the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California! We got the chance to drive through Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, and Hollywood Blvd. (Plus even took a few pics form our favorite actors on and off screen at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.) We’ll be working on adding the newest pics to our Anime USA Cosplay Mosiac as soon as possible, but in the meantime here’s our recap of this year’s event.

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D&A Founder A. Goldman with an awesome cosplayer!

At this year’s AUSA, we noticed one slight difference compared to last year; the attendance numbers. In 2018 there was a total of 5,000+ cosplayers, anime fans, and gamers alike; plus we had the chance of meeting superstar VA’s like Kira Buckland, Monica Rial, Lisa Ortiz, Crispin Freeman, and more! This time around we got the chance to see Bryce Papenbrook, Faye Mata, Cherami Leigh, and many others. Our second consecutive trip to AUSA was awesome! We met many of our fans and followers, made new friends and fans, and celebrated the 30th birthday of D&A founding member, D.J. Lewis. The slightly low turnout was caused by the date of the con happening on the same date as larger cons like Anime Weekend Atlanta and several others. In spite of that a lot of con-goers came and we all turn’d up!

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I finally got to meet the Voice Queen herself, Monica Rial! 🙂
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D&A with Crispin Freeman

One thing that we did a little differently this time around, was check out the Host Club Cafe. It was around 10pm Saturday night and the rave party didn’t start for at least another hour, so we headed up to the Host Club where we had a couple drinks and listened to some tracks (most of which were hip-hop and some electronica). Next year AUSA 2020 will take place in September at the Marriott in Wardman Park, so if you weren’t able to come out this year, we’re making our third return to this con next Fall.

On our next post we’ll be updating you guys on what our near future plans will be for our #YearFour journey, which may include a brand new con appearance in another state! (New York or Los Angeles, perhaps?) Until next post, stay nerdy! 😉

 

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