Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    TONIGHT: Songhammer Plays Outside Blizzcon, We Sit Down With 'Em for a Bit

    When we last checked in with Songhammer, the IE-based duo had just released their epic music video for "Death Is on the Way." That video went on to win Blizzard's talent contest at the 2013 Blizzcon, and now the band is back to compete again. Before the competition begins this weekend, we caught up ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2014


    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2013

    Tattoo Magazine Inxtravaganza

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Songhammer's New Music Video is So Damn Epic

    Songhammer is a band that makes epic music for epic people. Inspired by the fantasy and mallet-wielding glory of World of Warcraft, their shredding, melodic metal and love for the PC game franchise have united metalheads and nerds alike. This year, the band is gunning for a second round of awards at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 26, 2013

    OC International Auto Show

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • News

    February 7, 2013

    The DEA Wants to Use a $37 Pot Sale to Seize a $1.5 Million Anaheim Building

    Will law-abiding citizens lose their investment property in the city that hosts the Kush Expo?

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2013

    The People at NAMM Are Weirder Than Most of the Instruments

    Prior to parking my car on Day 2 of the NAMM convention (which incidentally was my first time ever), I'd already pumped myself up for a day full of musical exploration in this temporary gearhead paradise. But after scanning the parking lot on a rainy afternoon on my way into the Anaheim Convention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Nearly Naked Lady Injured in Leap from Hotel Balcony Near Disneyland Details Sexual Attack

    A "nearly naked female" walks into an Anaheim hotel lobby . . .That's how employees of the Clarion Hotel, 616 W. Convention Way, began their contact with a banged-up lady who'd been sexually assaulted in a room early Wednesday, chased after she broke away and injured after leaping from a second-floo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    NYE EDM Festivals in 2012: Which One Was the Best?

    Who would have thought five years ago that super star DJ's like Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Andy Moor, Sebastian Ingrosso, Laidback Luke, Calvin Harris, Avicii and Nero would be headlining separate major EDM festivals right here in California on New Years Eve? Since Insomniac Events and Go Ve ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2012
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    June 29, 2012

    VidCon 2012 Rolls in Anaheim

    VidCon 2012, a third annual gathering at the Anaheim Convention Center of the stars, fans and companies of video media on the Interwebs, kicked off with an industry-only party Thursday night, but today and tomorrow are the main events anyone who pays or has an invite can attend. Spotted on the floor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    VidCon Brings Online Video Stars to Anaheim

    Smosh, iJustine, Meekakitty, Wheezy Waiter and Mystery Guitar Man will be together in one place in Anaheim in early summer. The third annual VidCon at the Anaheim Convention Center June 28-30 is also expected to allow 6,000 devotees of online videos to meet and mingle with Alex Day, Charlie McDonnel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos Screens Tuesday Night; Prepare to Be Geeked

    ​A special presentation Tuesday evening of Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos folds into periodic gatherings by devotees of anime, manga and Asian music leading up to a June convention at the Anaheim Convention Center. The film, which opened last July in Japan, makes its local premiere ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011

    Kaskade Masters Time, Space and Big-Room Electronica

    The DJ from San Clemente headlines the biggest New Year's parties in the Southwest

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    [UPDATED With Comment From Anaheim Convention Center] WonderCon Moving To Anaheim

    ​UPDATE: July 29, 2011, 7:50 p.m.: In a phone conversation today, Mindy Abel, the Senior Vice President of Convention Sales at the Anaheim Convention Center, clarified that nothing was confirmed regarding the change of venue for WonderCon. "We have been in discussion with Comic-Con International ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011

    Kush Expo

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Walt Disney's "Treasures" Returns to D23 this August

    ​The annual D23 Expo (or "Disney Expo" for all you non-Disnerds out there) returns to the Anaheim Convention Center this August.Since its debut in 2009, the three-day event has doubled in size, touting itself as "the ultimate Disney fan event that promises to bring the entire world of Disney under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    [UPDATED with Looming Federal Regs:] Windpower Convention Blows into Anaheim

    ​UPDATE, MAY 26, 8:33 A.M.: Talk about taking the wind out of your sails.An official of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) informed attendees of the Windpower 2011 Convention & Exhibition at the Anaheim Convention Center that a process begins next year to formally reg ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2011

    OC Roller Girls

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    It's 420 All Weekend at the 2010 Kush Expo

    ​Displays, consumer accessories, free stuff, military/veteran discounts and good vibes await visitors of the 2010 Kush Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center opening today at 2 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m.  After the jump, proof that you are being invited to the affair by a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    What You Missed: BlizzCon, OC Zombie Walk, "What the Eff R U Wearing??" Party

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? Halloween got off to an early start: First we went to BlizzCon at the Anaheim Convention Center and ogled all the awesome/nerdy costumes. Then that night, we headed over to the "What the Eff R U Wearing??" party at Club M in Laguna Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    This Week in Food: Copyright Fight over Tacos, Dia de los Muertos, Blizzcon Eats, and Killer Pizza Dough!

    Flickr user lol-ita​Such a busy week at this infernal, tasty blog, as usual. Click after the jump to read some of the highlights!

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    2010 OC Auto Show is Electrifying

    ​As with past OC Auto Shows, the 2010 version allows visitors to check out the newest GMCs, Fords, Buicks, Chevys and Toyotas without being hassled by pushy salesmen.Those who enter the Anaheim Convention Center Thursday through Sunday can also be among the first people in the nation to drive the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Mickey & Mary Jane Forge "Collective" Understanding at OC Pot Expo

    ​Odd couple of the weekend: Mickey and Mary Jane. The pair honored their union Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center, as Hall E converted into a cannabis-centric kingdom of all things chronic. The event was billed as the "Know Your Rights Expo--Orange County's First Medical Cannabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Disneyland Resort District Goes to Pot

    ​The Happiest Place on Earth, meet The Highest Place on Earth.What is supposedly Orange County's first large-scale marijuana expo opens Saturday morning at the Anaheim Convention Center, which is, of course, directly across Katella Avenue from Disney's California Adventure theme park and the main ... More >>

  • Food

    August 26, 2010

    Double Up at Apollo Burgers

    [Hole in the Wall] Another local answer to Five Guys

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    Last Chance to See Cooperstown in Anaheim

    ​If you don't have tickets to tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game at the Big A, you can still check out a piece of the national pastime's history.Actually, make that more than 100 pieces.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2010

    Gettin' Made: CHA Craft Supershow Revisited

    Ohhhhh, Craft Supershow. You came and gave us an overload of make and takes and craft celebrity sightings, and then you left without even saying goodbye. Okay, maybe you did say goodbye. But I'm sure you also left a large portion of the southern California crafty community tired, happy an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Gettin' Made: CHA Craft Supershow This Weekend

    Friday and Saturday this week, the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) Craft Supershow will descend on the Anaheim convention center for two days of workshops, make and takes, and an all around overload of heavenly crafting! Cathie Filian and her partner in handmade crime, Steve Piacenza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    What You Missed: NAMM, Boozy Floozy Burlesque, Mickey Avalon, Ducks

    Keith May​What'd you miss this weekend? On Thursday (hey, it's the new Friday, okay?), Keith May had the arduous task of visiting the Boozy Floozy Burlesque at the Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. Heart-shaped pasties galore! Check out the wooooonderful photos here. 

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    What Do Futuristic Cars, Hooters Girls and 18-Foot-Tall Autobot "Bumblebee" Have in Common?

    "Futuristic concept cars, eye-popping exotics, pre-production models, interactive ride and drives and the latest alternative fuel options" are promised at the OC Auto Show, which opens for a four-day run at Anaheim Convention Center this afternoon. Swell. When will our flying Jetsons cars roll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    What You Missed: D23, Boston Buddies Tea Party, KCRW Summer Nights

    Keith May​Hell yeah, is that fall weather we detect!? So what'd you miss this weekend? The Fourth Annual Boston Buddies Tea Party took place at the always dog-friendly (complete with dog menu!) Park Bench Cafe in Huntington Beach on 9/12. It's exactly what it sounds like: A whole lot of Boston Ter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    To Do Tonight - 3/18

    NBA D-League: Anaheim Arsenal vs. Sioux Falls Skyforce, 7 p.m.Come check out the Anaheim Arsenal of the NBA Development League. Head Coach Sam Vincent & Assistant Coach Paul Mokeski, both formerly of the Charlotte Bobcats, hope to lead their team to a victory tonight! The closest thing to the NB ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    It's a Quick Read 9: Weekend and Monday Edition

    Orange County Register: 700 lbs. tires were flipped, hunks of steel were moved and a U-Haul truck was upended at Main Beach in Huntington Beach on Saturday. No, it was not another joy-riding HBPD cop. It was Southern California's Strongest Man competition. . . . Mexican immigrants are returning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 10/10-10/12

    BlizzCon 2008, October 10, 10:00 a.m. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment has enjoyed great success with its World of Warcraft series, dominating the online, multiplayer, role-playing game industry and thoroughly permeating pop culture. This weekend, Blizzard is hosting its annual BlizzCon at the An ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    To Do Tonight 8/20

    IKEA’S SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HOME & GARDEN SHOW, Until Aug. 24 The largest and longest running west coast home show returns to Orange County. Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim CA 92802 (714) 765-8950 A CHORUS LINE, 7:30 p.m. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 7/18 -7/20

    BOYS LIKE GIRLS; GOOD CHARLOTTE; METRO STATION; THE MAINE, Friday 7:30 p.m. Don't forget your eyeliner The Grove of Anaheim 2200 E. Katella Ave. Anaheim CA 92806 714-712-2750 DIRTY SECRETS BURLESQUE, Friday 10 p.m. Dirty dancing The Pike Bar & Grill 1836 E. Fourth St. Long Beach CA 90802 562-437-44 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    To Do Tonight - 10/04

    8 MINUTE DATING, 8pm Single? In a rush? Then, 8minuteDating may be the thing for you. You’ll get straight to the point by having 8 one-on-one dates that are limited to 8 minutes each. This new twist on speed dating is being held tonight and tomorrow night at the OC Autoshow. Anaheim Convention Ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2007

    Journey to an OC Tourney

    As of today, it’s only 85 days until college basketball starts…not that anyone is counting, ahem. But in case you are, rejoice! The inaugural Anaheim Classic college basketball tournament is set for November 22, 23, and 25 of this year. Twelve games of bracketed, idiosyncratic collegiate ball w ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006
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    June 27, 2006

    Question: How Many Geeks Can You Cram into a Hall?

    Answer: ALL of them. That is, all of them if the geeks in question are geeked about anime/manga and the hall in question is a cavernous corner of the Anaheim Convention Center. Organizers of Anime Expo 2006 announced today that their largest-ever exhibit hall--which will be filled with its most-eve ... More >>

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Get Out!

    Yearn to Be Blown
    Nightlife & More: Jan. 19 - Jan. 26

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    How Are the Huevos?

    Pepe Aguilar vs. Alejandro Fernandez: ?Quien es mas macho?

  • Food

    April 14, 2005

    Natural Selection

    Survival of the fittest at the Natural Products Expo

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    The Cumbia of the Poor

    Reflections on a maligned genre

  • Features

    October 24, 2002
  • Unknown

    September 12, 2002
  • News

    July 11, 2002


    Anthony Pignataro eats free

  • Food

    May 23, 2002

    Iron Barista

    Competitors test their beans

  • News

    February 15, 2001


    Building a bigger Mouse trap

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