The Annex

Discover something new, something edgy, something fun and exciting.

The Annex is a new concept space located in Kentia Hall, adjacent to Artist Alley. In 2018, the Annex featured cutting-edge fashion and art. Showcasing creators’ original art and designs, the debut of Animepls by Bioworld, and fashion brands from Japan, The Annex has also featured live art, a portfolio review area, and a lounge area for Artist Alley participants and exhibitors.

Portfolio Sessions

Anime Expo is once again proud to provide aspiring artists with a venue to gather, learn, and gain feedback on their artwork from industry professionals as it is important that artists have a friendly, encouraging environment with which to enjoy all aspects of anime. These Portfolio Review sessions are strictly to help provide feedback and guidance to the next generation of anime artists. These reviews are free of charge with no obligation from either side to move forward with a business relationship.


  • Each session must be completed within 15 minutes.
  • Bring a physical portfolio. Power and Internet will not be provided onsite.
  • Do NOT ask for autographs or photos.
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