Get ready for an even bigger gaming experience at LA Comic Con. This year’s convention plans to expand its Gaming & Anime Hall to 200,000 square feet, making it the largest and fastest-growing gaming event currently in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.
The news comes not long after the official cancellation of gaming convention E3. E3 organizers said the event didn’t garner enough interest to move forward. However, the team behind LA Comic Con say they have seen the gaming community grow at recent events.
“The fan feedback and exhibitor response from Gaming & Anime was so positive in 2022, we had no choice but to expand our offering,” said Chris DeMoulin, CEO of Comikaze Entertainment Inc., LA Comic Con’s parent company. “While we were all disappointed to learn that E3 would not be returning to LA this year, we wanted to remind the fans and gaming exhibitors that LA Comic Con now provides the biggest and best range of video games, activations, creators, and talent for passionate gaming fans in the area.”
LA Comic Con hosted its largest event yet last December, with over 200 exhibitors and 85,000 attendees. In 2022, the Gaming & Anime Hall took up 100,000 square feet in the West Hall. For the 2023 convention, LA Comic Con will double that to 200,000 square feet of gaming and anime content.
“We’re excited to help gaming companies place their products in front of thousands of those fans in 2023, which will see us double the size of our Gaming & Anime area,” said DeMoulin. “With continuing fan support, there is no limit to how big this can become.”
LA Comic Con is Los Angeles’ biggest multimedia pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event spotlights geek TV, movies, comics, anime, gaming, and more. This year’s convention will take place December 1-3. Visit www.comicconla.com/ to join the mailing list and be the first to know when 2023 badges go on sale.