Gundam Expo in the U.S.

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Where should Gundam Expo USA be held

Anime Expo (Los Angeles)
New York Comic Con (New York)
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Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Post by Derringer » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:42 am

Hi everyone,

Bandai is considering the possibility of having a Gundam Expo in the U.S. Essentially this is a display of their current and upcoming gundam merchandise along with informational booths and exclusive convention only items.

This would be the first time I've been told that there would be something of this size in the U.S. and they are looking at a few possible venues in the U.S. to facilitate the event. In giving this initial run a great start, I've suggested to Bandai that we bring out Hajime Katoki to the U.S. to do a panel at one of these conventions, and also possibly judge a Model Contest event while he's around.

Bandai's overseas hobby department has been fairly receptive to my suggestions so I'm somewhat confident this will get a greenlight, but it is a bit of a taller request than my usual inquiries. Still, this is more concrete than anything in the past since they've not had someone who's been a U.S. consumer; they're getting a good perspective of the U.S. market.

In any case I'm curious what sort of preference people would have for the venue if this were to occur. Please give it a vote. :D

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Re: Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Post by WhiteWingDemon » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:30 pm

Do you have a general time when the Expo would take place? Or is that an obvious question?

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Re: Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Post by thanatos » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:45 pm

Isn't this just asking people: Which city is closer to you?
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Re: Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Post by Sume Gai » Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:56 pm

On a personal level both options are roughly the same. I will in all likelihood be unable attend either. Although In my opinion NYCC is a better bet because simply put you will be appealing to a much wider audience. NYCC is a larger convention for a larger fan-base which can more easily generate new fans.
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Re: Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Post by duke4799 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:43 pm

I would vote for ACEN in Chicago. I live in IL. But i would be willing to travel to either for an actual Gundam convention in the US!
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Re: Gundam Expo in the U.S.

Post by QuessParaya » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:44 am

I'd go...

...if they quit thinking that NYC and LA were wholly representative of the US market.
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