(July 22, 2021): FAN EXPO HQ and Hololive Production, Japan’s premier VTuber (virtual YouTuber) agency, are proud to announce the 2021 FAN EXPO x Hololive EN North American Tour featuring Hololive’s top English speaking virtual streaming stars Watson Amelia, Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope, Ninomae Ina’nis, and Takanashi Kiara. This exclusive virtual presentation will be the first of its kind in North America, and a celebration of thrilling innovation. The FAN EXPO HQ x Hololive EN tour will include MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Boston, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Dallas, and FAN EXPO Canada.
VTubers are some of the fastest growing and most exciting entertainment celebrities in the digital age; think Youtuber meets cosplayer meets computer generation. Already a massive industry in Japan, this tour marks the first time VTubers have toured North America to connect virtually with in-person audiences. Convention attendees will have the opportunity to participate in fun games and interact with the VTubers through live Q&A sessions. The VTuber, live from Japan, will be able to see the attendees and speak to the audience in real time during the presentation.
“Our shows are always on the cutting edge of fan culture, so we’re thrilled to be partnering with Hololive EN to bring VTubers to North America, and celebrate this exciting new frontier of fandom innovation,” said Andrew Moyes, VP of FAN EXPO HQ. “We hope this announcement delights fans of VTuber culture, and we’re proud to provide a platform to spread the creativity of this world to a whole new audience. Fans of anime will admire the artistry of these virtual guests. Fans of internet culture and gaming will discover a whole new community. And of course, fans of VTubers will have unprecedented access to the industry’s top creators, like they never have before.”
The tour includes:
MEGACON Orlando – August 12-15, 2021
Watson Amelia, Takanashi Kiara
FAN EXPO Boston – September 3-5, 2021
Watson Amelia, Ninomae Ina’nis, Takanashi Kiara
Calgary Expo – September 10-12, 2021
Watson Amelia, Mori Calliope, Takanashi Kiara
FAN EXPO Dallas – September 17-19, 2021
Watson Amelia, Gawr Gura, Mori Calliope
FAN EXPO Canada – October 22-24, 2021
Watson Amelia, Gawr Gura, Ninomae Ina’nis
This presentation is being made possible, in part, by NePt Japan and Wasabi Anime. The two fun filled panel presentations are part of the Anime programming track and will take place on Saturday and Sunday at each show, free to all ticketholders. Visit individual show websites for tickets and special package information. Schedules will be revealed closer to each event.
ABOUT FAN EXPO HQ
FAN EXPO HQ is the largest comic con producer in North America and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts over 500,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, MEGACON Orlando, FAN EXPO Dallas™, FAN EXPO Boston™, FAN EXPO Denver, FAN EXPO San Francisco, Calgary Comics & Entertainment Expo, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, Toronto Comicon, Dallas FAN FESTIVAL and Edmonton Comics & Entertainment Expo. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FAN EXPO HQ cancelled all conventions set to take place in 2020 and instantly set its sights on 2021; developing enhanced health and safety protocols and an even more thrilling fan experience for 2021. An amended 2021 schedule of events is available here, along with up-to-date ticket information, and a regular schedule will return in 2022. Discover. Celebrate. Belong.
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