Anaheim Convention Center

  • News

    July 10, 2014

    MLG Anaheim: This eSporting Life

    Internet outages, trash-talking and dreaming at one of the largest videogame tournaments on Earth

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Taco Bell, Del Taco Unite to Fight Stoner Expo That Used Their Logos Without Permission

    I think you can divide the world--or at least Southern California--into two types of people: those who love Taco Bell and those who love Del Taco. And then there are the stoners who swear by both of them for midnight munchies, who'll shove either of the two down their gullets, especially if it's ext ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    The 20 Greatest Ranchera Singers of All Time: The Complete List

    See also:*The 20 Greatest Songs of Vicente Fernández: The Complete List*Antonio Aguilar, Ranchera Legend, Gets Giant Statue of Him Unveiled in Los Angeles; His 10 Greatest Songs!*The 10 Best Songs of Ramon Ayala, Conjunto Norteño Legend and Accordion HeroTrying to explain what música ranchera is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Wandering Around the Noisy World of NAMM

    NAMM Show Anaheim Convention Center January 24, 2013 If you hear a loud buzzing sound echoing from Anaheim, it would be the thousands of exhibitors and merchants checking out the latest musical gear at the National Association of Music Merchants or NAMM in short. Closed to the public, It isn't unc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Expo Comida Latina 2012: The Food Trade Show of the Reconquista

    Latino this, Latino that, it seems like there's a new Latino spin-off of something every day. Expo Comida Latina is probably the coolest, though: "North America's only trade event focused on bringing authentic, specialty, gourmet and mainstream products from around the globe to retail and foodservic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2012

    [VIDEO:] Hanging Out with Plushies, Twister Girls and YouTube Creepers at VidCon 2012

    Among the sights from VidCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center you'll see after the jump are: Wil Wheaton playing a board game; colorful people and plushies on the main convention floor (including those filling two long-ass lines for Charlie McDonnell); boys jousting; girls playing Twister; and ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 24, 2012

    BarCraft: The Video-Game Version of Ultimate Fighting

    [Summer Guide 2012] Side bets, cash prizes, trash talking—welcome to video games played at bars

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    You'll Know the Occupiers by Their Bio-Hazard Suits at Natural Products Expo in Anaheim

    ​When more than 30,000 attendees arrive at the Anaheim Convention Center Friday for Expo West, North America's largest trade show for the natural products industry, many may tread lightly.How else is one supposed to act around folks creeping around in bio-hazmat suits?

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Insomniac Introduces New White Wonderland Festival at Anaheim Convention Center

    ​Insomniac is kicking off 2012 by inviting fans to attend an all-new 21 music festival called White Wonderland. The two-day fest will take place at the Anaheim Convention Center on Dec. 31, 2011 and Jan. 1, 2012. Joining headliner no. 1 Kaskade on New Years Eve will be Benny Benassi, Paul Va ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    BlizzCon 2011 Highlights

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​BlizzCon 2011 took place in the Anaheim Convention Center over the weekend. As a celebration of some of gaming's most popular franchises, Blizzard used this opportunity to make many announcements of release of new content for their WarCraft, StarCraft, and Diablo gam ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2011

    No Irvine Stop for Kings of Leon

    [Mental Notes] Band suffering from more than exhaustion, and WonderCon may leave SF

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    D23 Expo Announces Arena Schedule

    ​The annual D23 Expo (or "Disney Expo" for all you non-Disnerds out there) hits the Anaheim Convention Center this August 19th through the 21st.Disney just announced the arena schedule for the three-day event which includes feature screenings, celebrity panels, autograph signings and more.Look fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Rock, Rum and the OC Roller Girls

    Brandon Ferguson​Some say the sport of roller derby is experiencing a resurgence--but it probably never really went away. Though its 1970s heydey has long since passed , the commitment to the sport demonstrated by the girls who don old-timey skates, fishnets and knee pads is impressive. 

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    'More Potent' Compound Discovered by Food Scientists to Mask Bitter Flavors

    Flickr user bfhoyt​Something called the American Chemical Society is holding its annual expo right now at the Anaheim Convention Center, and wouldn't it have been cool to have covered it à la the Natural Products Expo? Who knows how much food news is percolating through the floor right now, but t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    TGIF: Agent Orange, Yo La Tengo, T-Pain and Gang of Four

    Brian KasnyikAgents have diplomatic immunity?​Friday kicks off the weekend with Agent Orange ripping into things at Friar Tuck's Bar and Grille in Pomona. It may seem odd to have a now-veteran act be our Locals Only focus this week, but Mike Palm has always been about the area he grew up and start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    What You Missed: NAMM, Guitar Player's Ball, Fu Manchu

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyKerry King of Slayer at NAMM​What'd you miss this weekend? It was a music-filled one for us, starting with the music-industry extravaganza that is the NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, continuing on to the Guitar Player's Ball at the Galaxy Concert Theatre and fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    NAMM 2011, World's Largest Music Trade Show, Announced

    Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklySlash at last year's NAMM Show​Details to the 2011 NAMM Show, a four-day music trade show extravaganza, have finally been announced: It will take place again at the Anaheim Convention Center on January 13-16, 2011.The world's largest music trade show will highlight all of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Places to Avoid For Tomorrow's All-Star Game Traffic Nightmare

    ​The Disneyland Resort is supposed to be the "Happiest Place on Earth," right? Too bad the name doesn't really take into consideration the thousands of motorists trapped in the hellish traffic jams along Harbor Boulevard or the 5 Freeway that surround the park--nobody sings "Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah" on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Move Over Mickey--MLB All-Star FanFest Comes to Anaheim

    Kevin Short​Swap out your Mickey ears for a baseball cap this weekend--the Disney Empire will forfeit its reign over Anaheim to the Major League.The 20th Annual MLB All-Star FanFest, "an interactive baseball theme park and the largest baseball fan event in the world," opens in the Anaheim Conventi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    What You Missed: Coachella, Coachella Parties, America's Family Pet Expo, Anaheim Comic Con

    Andrew YoussefClockwise from top left: Alison Mossheart of the Dead Weather, Jay-Z, Zooey Deschanel of She & Him, Matt Bellamy of Muse.​It's all over! Three long days of music, crowds, tents that smell like armpit and more--Coachella 2010! We hope you kept up with us throughout our up-to-date ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Anaheim Comic Con adds a Special Guest

    www.williamshatner.comBottom left: is that you, Captain? ​The San Diego Convention Center is expanding, and it doesn't appear Anaheim is going to get the Comic-Con after all.And what does Anaheim have to say to that? William "Screw Your San Diego Comic-Con" Shatner, that's what.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    The Insane Orgy of Consumerism that was the Natural Products Expo

    Don't forget your cream-er-y...​I spent this past Friday at the Natural Products Expo West, which has called the Anaheim Convention Center home for the past couple of years and keeps getting bigger and bigger. Want help with the recession next year? Get a green-economy pal to hook you up with a pa ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 21, 2010

    Craft Supershow

    Anaheim Convention Center

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    More U2 Info

    ​We all know U2 sucks. The songs are boring, Bono's a pompous ass and the rhythm section might be the worst in the history of rock 'n' roll. They've sold a bazillion records, yet no one I know has ever bought one of them, probably because my friends and I have good taste. But lame-os who own four ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    What You Missed: BlizzCon, Epicenter, Musicians Swap Meet

    ​Oh, hello there. So what'd you miss this weekend this time?Well, first off: It was the annual nuuuurd pilgrimage to Anaheim Convention Center on Friday through Saturday--that's right, BlizzCon!The official gathering for all things Blizzard (you know, that giant video game company based in Irvine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Our Deep Thoughts On BlizzCon

    Chris Victorio​Whew, that was interesting. We're back from two days at BlizzCon 2009, and are only a little geekily ashamed to admit that it was a good time. You wanna see pictures? Here's our slideshow, and here's our post with many, many overflow pictures.This just in (two days ago) from Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Programming Note: We Goin' To BlizzCon!!

    Yep, I'm OC Weekly's man at BlizzCon, the annual two-day convention for Irvine-based computer gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment. It's at the Anaheim Convention Center. I've got some lovely memories of Blizzard's real-time strategy games, but you'll hear more of that with the coverage. For now, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Ozzy Osbourne to Close BlizzCon '09

    Apparently Ozzy Osbourne really liked doing this World of Warcraft commercial. He's going to be closing out this year's massively sold out BlizzCon '09, with a concert in Anaheim on August 22.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Laguna Art Museum Raffling Tickets to Sold-Out BlizzCon

    ​This year's BlizzCon is August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where every installment of the Blizzard Entertainment hullabaloo has been held. It's a celebration of the Irvine-based computer game company's three major, incredibly popular franchises--Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo--and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Slideshow: The NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center

    If you were not one of the very few to attend the NAMM Show this past weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center--and, well, odds are you were not--you can get a better idea of what the heck goes on over there thanks to this slideshow from Andrew Youssef. Also, don't forget about Ryan Ritchie's report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Ongoing: NAMM Show in Anaheim!

    The annual NAMM--National Association of Music Merchants--show is currently ongoing at the Anaheim Convention Center, through this Sunday.Now, before I moved here, I had no idea what a NAMM show was. Apparently it's a pretty big deal, though! If you're a music merchant, at least. Looks like lots of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Endless Warcraft

    BlizzCon 2008

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008

    To Do Tonight 7/21

    2008 WORLD TAEKWONDO HANMADANG, 8 p.m. Witness the first time the World Taekwondo Hanmadang is held outside of Korea. You'll get to see people fighting each other and breaking things with their fists. Anaheim Convention Center 800 W. Katella Ave. Anaheim CA 92802 (714) 765-8950 KARAOKE, 9 p.m. On a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    All Do Crazy Things

    Get Out! Nightlife and more: Nov. 23 - Nov. 30

  • Columns

    August 3, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    July 26 - Aug. 1

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Do As I Say and As I Do

    Break Simon at the Anaheim Heritage Forum

  • Columns

    October 27, 2005
  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Why We Fall

    Getting healed with Jee-sus and Gospel Duck at the Anaheim Convention Center

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    Turning Japanese

    Anime, superheroes and the outsourcing of the American imagination

  • Music

    January 27, 2005
  • Culture

    December 9, 2004

    Set Life-Force Buttons to Level 20

    GenCon uses the force to unite gamers, elves, Vin Diesel

  • Film

    July 1, 2004

    Cartoon geekboys are go!

    Anime Expo 2004 descends into the heart of Disney

  • Columns

    January 22, 2004

    Numb at NAMM 2004

    The Music Industry Descends on Anaheim and Gives it a Hickey

  • Columns

    September 4, 2003

    Cleaning House!

    Arnold & Arianna, happy at last

  • Columns

    January 30, 2003

    The Future Is Loud

    Facing the music at NAMM

  • Features

    April 4, 2002

    Our Little Secret

    The ABAs and Anaheim Surf attempt to do what few OC teams can: Survive

  • Unknown

    January 31, 2002
  • Features

    September 27, 2001

    Best of OC, 2001

    Timmy The Lonely Satellite Looks Down Upon This Ever-Changing, Rootless Thing

  • Columns

    April 5, 2001

    Clear-Cutting Sherwood Forest

    Angry hippies haunt our past

  • Columns

    September 17, 1998
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