The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation formally announced that Anime Expo will be hosting a free live stream event on 3 & 4 July called “Anime Expo Lite.”
The lineup currently includes artist/character designer Yoshitaka Amano (designer for various Final Fantasy titles) and industry panels from Bushiroad, Crunchyroll, Pony Canyon, and VIZ Media.
SPJA also revealed a special key art featuring The World End With You and Anime Expo’s mascots. The art was originally planned for the programming guide prior to the convention’s postponement. Anime Expo 2020 was recently canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The convention is expected to return to the Los Angeles Convention Center on 2-5 July 2021.
Source: press release