10 events to check out at Anime Expo 2017
Anime Expo/YouTube

Last year, Anime Expo, which celebrated its 25th anniversary, broke its own record as the biggest anime convention in North America with over 100,000 attendees. This weekend, they're planning on setting a brand new record inside the Los Angeles Convention Center. Aside from the outstanding cosplay set to rock the area from June 30 through July 4, there are a massive amount of events taking place during the convention. We searched through the schedule and picked out 10 that are worth checking out in between shopping and making new friends. Head over to their website for more information about the convention. 

Full Metal Panic 15th Anniversary Panel
When: Friday, June 30
Where: LACC - 408 AB from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
In 2002, Gonzo Digimation released the beloved anime series Full Metal Panic. 15 years later, writer Shoji Gatoh and illustrator Shiki Doji join forces to reminisce on the 24 episode series and dive into some details on season number four.

Meet The Creators of Yuri!!! On Ice
When: Saturday, July 1
Where: JW Marriott - Platinum from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you've been living under a rock, Yuri!!! On Ice has been the most talked about anime series in quite some time and was even praised by Olympic figure skaters Evgeni Plushenko and Johnny Weir. Series co-creators Sayo Yamamoto and Mitsuro Kubo will hold a special panel to discuss working on the heralded series.

Anime Music Video (AMV) Competition
When: Saturday, July 1
Where: LACC - Hall B from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.
A ton of AMVs are looking to walk away as the winner at the highly popular AMV competition. There will be several categories for the contest, including movie trailer parodies, comedy, and action.

ConXion Presented By Attack The Music
When: Saturday, July 1
Where: LACC - 150+151 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
California record label Attack The Music will deliver a free showcase for all badge holders. Expect electric performances from Ujico/Snail's House, voia, KO3, James Landino, Keii, kiraku, Mitomoro, and bansheebeat.

We Are X: The X Japan Documentary Screening and Q&A
When: Sunday, July 2
Where: JW Marriott - Diamond Ballroom from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Last fall, iconic Japanese rock outfit X Japan released the documentary We Are X to critical acclaim. There will be a special screening inside Anime Expo with a special Q&A session with X Japan drummer Yoshiki. The musician will be bringing along the first public screening of "The Birth of Yoshikitty", which is based around his relationship with Sanrio.

Miku's 10th Anniversary Dance Party
When: Sunday, July 2
Where: LACC - 150+151 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (all ages) and 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. (21+)
10 years ago, vocaloid Hatsune Miku was released to the world, and since then, she has been featured on tracks with Anamanaguchi and Outkast's Big Boi. A special 10 year anniversary dance party with performances from Hachioji P, Bighead, and The Orkestrate will rock the convention for two separate sessions: one for all ages and another for the older crowd.

Masquerade & World Cosplay Summit Finals
When: Sunday, July 2
Where: LACC - Hall B from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Anime Expo Masquerade is arguably one of the highly anticipated events of the weekend. With over 20 years of astonishing performances, the Masquerade will be packed, so be sure to head to Hall B early. Voice actor Ezra Weisz will host the event.

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Panel
When: Monday, July 3
Where: LACC -  Hall B from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
With the release on the live action Fullmetal Alchemist film in December, director Fumihiko Sori and actor Ryosuke Yamada, who plays Edward Elric in the film, will head to Anime Expo to speak about the film and show off some new footage.

Getting Paid To Write About Anime
When: Monday, July 3
Where: LACC - 403 B
Since 1998, Anime News Network has been the leading source for all things anime. The staff behind the popular website will discuss how to make it as an anime journalist and make some cash along the way.

Crunchycast Live
When: Tuesday, July 4
Where: LACC- 408 AB from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Crunchyroll's popular Crunchycast will have a special live edition on the final day of the convention. Hosts Victoria Holden, Miles Thomas, and Reina Scully will discuss current news in the anime world and hold a Q&A session for fans.