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AX ’97 Masquerade Video Surfaces on the Net

12 Nov

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

AnimeExpo1When scouring the internet it is not easy to find photos of early Anime Expos (AX), especially the ones your parents went to. And it is even more rare to discover a video. But it is thanks to people like Michael Winslow, who treasure such memories, that videos like this even exist. Although the video clocks in at 2:00:17 the masquerade itself runs 1:46:05. That’s enough time to cover the entire event.

Shot in 1997, Anime Expo had just made a return to it’s previous venue of the Los Angeles Aiport Hilton Hotel in California. The last time AX had been at the Hilton was in 1995.

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