Manga Lounge

The Manga Lounge brings a place of relaxation and refuge to members who need a break from the convention. The lounge contains a wonderful collection of manga, fun-loving staff, and our long running art contest. Check in your badge and bags, select some manga, and grab a seat on our comfortable bean bags and enjoy. It’s that simple! Manga Lounge a place to unwind and immerse yourself in manga.

The Manga Lounge is located in room 503A at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


  • Day 1 (July 4) : 8AM ~ 11PM
  • Day 2 (July 5) : 8AM ~ 11PM
  • Day 3 (July 6) : 8AM ~ 11PM
  • Day 4 (July 7) : 8AM ~ 3PM

Check-In Procedure

  1. At the front door your badge will be checked in to a staffer. It will be returned at the end of your stay in the Lounge.
  2. Bags must also be checked in to prevent theft of manga. A number card will be give to you to hold onto to claim your bags after your stay.
  3. To claim bags return number card to a staffer at the middle table, and they will return your bags.
  4. You can pick up your badge at the back table near the exit.

Manga Art Contest Rules

  • We will accept entries from Day 1 until 6pm on Day 3, you can still submit drawings afterward, but they will not be part of the contest.
  • The drawing you submitted can’t be returned, so keep that in mind when you enter the contest.
  • It must be a comic with at least three panels that was drawn during con with the majority done in Manga Lounge. You can submit multiple entries during con, but only one will go into consideration for awards.
  • Write basic contact information at the back of the drawing, and whether you give approval or not to have the entry scanned and posted on the Anime Expo website.
  • It will be judged at 6pm on the third day of con by a guest judge. You do not have to be there when the winners are announced to get your prize.

Good luck and have fun; we are looking for creativity and originality expressed in the passionate art of drawing.

Manga Art Contest Awards

  • 1st Place
  • 2nd Place
  • 3rd Place
  • Most Humorous Entry
  • Staff Favorite
  • Judges Award
  • Best Original

You can win multiple awards, and wonderful prizes based on the quality of the submission.