This year, The Nerds of Color has got your back on everything Anime Expo Lite! Be sure you’re tuned in on the program’s website to watch the online press conferences, and keep our tab open to catch live updates. This year, the expo is focusing on amplifying AAPI voices, as well as combating racialized violence with ticket proceeds going to Hate Is A Virus, a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers to dismantle racism and hate.
About Hate Is A Virus
Hate Is A Virus programs include mental health support and developing effective, community-based solutions for safety, representation, solidarity-building. The organization works to mobilize AAPI to participate in local and national campaigns, creating safe spaces for dialogue and education, and provides actionable steps and funding in partnership with trusted community leaders and organizations.
All proceeds from Anime Expo Lite registration will support the Hate Is A Virus commUNITY Action Fund, which supports local and national community organizations related to mental health, AAPI representation, and more.
The final expo schedule is as follows (ALL TIMES PDT):
July 3, 2021 12:00 PM- 10:15 PM Pacific Time*
July 4, 2021 12:00 PM- 10:15 PM Pacific Time*
*Regular programming ends at 8:00PM. AX Lite After-Party from 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM
|Video on Demand|
Starts: July 5, 2021 @ 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Ends: July 16, 2021 @ 11:55 PM Pacific Time
(This article will update live when the 2021 Anime Expo Lite kicks off today at 12PM PT / 3PM EST)
All updates in EST time
July 3, 2021
Opening ceremonies with announcements, performances, and a look ahead to what’s next for the expo!
An inside look at the animation process behind ARIA.
CRUNCHYROLL INDUSTRY PANEL ALONGSIDE GAME AND PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENTS!
ACADEMY MUSEUM OF MOTION PICTURES – HAYAO MIYAZAKI EXHIBITION PREVIEW!
LUCASFILM – STAR WARS: VISIONS – SNEAK PREVIEW!
July 4, 2021
CHAT AND DRAWING WITH VIZ MANGAKA MANIA: THE WAY OF THE HOUSEHUSBAND
BUILDING A STRONGER COMMUNITY PANEL.
FEATURE FILM FIRST LOOK: “CHILD OF KAMIARI MONTH”!
MY HERO ACADEMIA ENGLISH VOICE ACTOR Q&A!
PONYCANYON’S LATEST AND UPCOMING ANIME LINEUPS IN 2021
ANIPLEX OF AMERICA INDUSTRY PANEL!