Stockholm Japan Expo 2009Published on March 7th, 2009.
If you’ve never been to Sweden and would like to spend a weekend here to check things out, consider coming between May 22 and 24. During those days there’ll be a new convention called Japan Expo going on at Fryshuset, Stockholm. This convention covers everything from manga to fashion shows, all in some way related to Japan and at night after 10 PM, the convention turns into a club (Club Shibuya).
There’ll also be concerts, the confirmed artists so far are Buono!, miyavi and BLOOD STAIN CHILD. Miyavi is a big success here in Sweden (last time he sold out in 3 hours!), and this is Buono’s first time outside of Asia. I’m a big fan of Buono! and they are my main reason for going. After the concerts there’ll be either signing or “meet & greet” (handshake event?). You might also get a chance to ask the artists something during the Q&A. Not all of the artists will be doing this but let’s hope Buono! will!
You’ll be able to buy artist merchandise and lots of other Japanese stuff so be sure to bring enough money. They only have 3000 pre-pay tickets so if you’re interested you should order yours now. I’m going with a couple of friends and will be meeting up with various people from the internet so feel free to join!
Hope to see you there! Oh and if you need any help or have questions just comment or send me an email.