Picture this: You’ve just successfully completed what is probably the first of MANY hauls from the Exhibit Hall, and you’re off to see what else is going on at Anime Expo this year. You decide to head towards the Entertainment Hall -- because hey, there’s cool stuff there, too -- and you notice that the very large and usually very empty space of the foyer area has been taken over . . . BY CRUNCHYROLL!
TA-DA! That’s right! For the first time ever in Anime Expo history, events are happening in the foyer. Actually, a lot of events are happening in the foyer. So much so that we can only fit a few of those things into today’s announcement.
First up -- Let’s take a moment to clarify exactly where and when all these fun and exciting and totally awesome things are happening.
The Crunchyroll Foyer will be located in that triangle-shaped space attached to the West Hall Lobby. It will be open from 10:00AM to 6:00PM from Saturday to Monday and 10:00AM to 3:00PM on Tuesday.
Now onto the fun and exciting and totally awesome things -- who's good at Skee-ball?!
Our friends over at VRV are taking us back in time with their very own rendition of an old-school game room. The borderline creepy animatronic animals are definitely NOT invited to this party, but there will still be plenty of games to play and tickets to win. (Sorry, no ball pit though.)
Just be sure to visit the VRV booth (#21) in the Entertainment Hall to redeem those tickets for all kinds of prizes. From friendship bracelets to dinosaur skulls, we have a variety for you to choose from.
And while you’re at the VRV booth (#21), you will definitely want to check out the contest that VRV is running all weekend long because one lucky winner is going to score a GOLD PS4!
Curious about VRV? VRV is a new video service made by Crunchyroll dedicated to serving the fandom. VRV is home to your favorite channels like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Cartoon Hangover, Rooster Teeth, Adam Savage's Tested, Geek and Sundry, and more!
The Crunchyroll Foyer will also play host to some incredibly talented artists!
We are bringing back the musical stylings of DJ eHash and DJ PrEyX who kept our live stage rocking last year to keep the mood fun for everyone who stops by.
With the excitement of the premiere of the first three episodes of The Ancient Magus’ Bride we are also bringing out chalk artist Eric Maruscak to draw a giant poster of The Ancient Magus’ Bride LIVE over the weekend.
We’re also bringing back the wildly popular Yuri!!! On ICE photo opp that debuted at Anime Central in Spring. So start practicing your best reaction poses for the Kiss and Cry cause Victor and Yuri will be waiting!
And if all of that isn’t enough to pique your interest, then stand by for tomorrow’s announcement because we’ve got a whole lot more going on at the Crunchyroll Foyer that we couldn’t fit here including free stuff, Premium Member rewards, and special exhibits!