Anime Impulse 2017: Start the new year with some fandom fun Faith Orcino January 11, 2017 Articles, Conventions, Events The Pomona Fairplex will become the hub for fun activities on Asian pop culture when ANIME IMPULSE returns for its second annual event January 14 and 15. Fans of fashion, animation, video games and music will find many things to check out including seeing the variety of special guests. Headliner Ely Cosplay from Taiwan plans to have the event as her first appearance in the U.S. Worldcosplay.net currently ranked her at Number 22 with nearly 16,000 followers. ANIME IMPULSE named Mirai Inc.’s Danny Choo as its Guest of Honor. Choo created the Culture Japan show and brand which led him to help Japanese and Malaysian government branches of tourism to help get the word out about both countries popular aspects. Organizers also invited voice actors Gaku Space (Genji of Overwatch) and Christian Howard (Ken Masters of Street Fighter) who both have experience on screen and in the recording booth. Many other guests, performers, artists and vendors will make an appearance so visit IMPULSE’s website for more information. IMPULSE will be held in conjunction with the Asian American Expo (AAE) and the SILK SHOW. For those with interest in all three will just need a valid IMPULSE ticket to gain entry to any of the events. The 35th annual AAE plans to welcome in the Year of the Rooster within its large halls, food courts and stages packed with over 1000 vendors including about 180 serving unique food from various Asian style of cooking. For those looking for an interesting challenge can sign up for their eating contest which includes a round of fast beer drinking. Fashion lovers and those with a keen eye for good deals would want to stop by the SILK SHOW for many savings they might find with brands like Adidas, Nike and Supreme. Their long list of vendors plan to take part in its sample sale with discounts ranging from 50% – 80% off retail prices. Visit SILK’s Facebook page for more information including news of special performances and meet & greets. Tickets are $11 for one day and $22 for both Saturday and Sunday. Parking at the Fairplex will also cost attendees $11 but organizers advise taking public transportation such as the Metrolink rails to save cost and hassle. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.