|As the weekend drew to a close, the convention wound down and the LAX
Hilton started to return to normal. By Tuesday, the last signs of Anime Expo 97 were
removed from the hotel and placed in storage for next year. The nearly 4,000 fans had
gone back home to tell their friends about their adventures, the staff had gone home
to recover and catch up on lost sleep, the Guests of Honor had been placed on planes
to return home to Japan. The largest Anime Expo ever had drawn to a close.
But plans were already underway for Anime
Expo '98. If you attended Anime Expo '97, we would love to see you again this
year. And if these pages were your first introduction to Anime Expo, perhaps you can
join us so you can see for yourself what it is all about.