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. Established in 2018, The Annex serves as a space to showcase creators' designs alongside fashion brands from Japan, curated to feature only the most cutting-edge fashion and art. Additionally, The Annex includes live art, portfolio reviews, Art Show, Archive, Charity Auction displays, an attendee lounge area, a lounge area for Artist Alley participants and exhibitors, and a few other one-of-a-kind experiences you won't find anywhere else.

Featured Artists

Throughout the weekend, our talented artists will be onsite creating largescale, unique art pieces which will go towards our annual Charity Auction. They will also be doing live screenprinting of their original artwork, so you have the chance to bring home one of their exclusive designs.

AX 2020 Featured Artists TBA!

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.

Check out the links below for the respective sign-up forms!

AX 2020 Portfolio Review Sessions TBA

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