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Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir Comes to Crunchyroll Expo

Crunchyroll Expo: We’re excited to finally talk about this! Olympic figure skater and Yuri!!! On ICE super fan Johnny Weir is coming to Crunchyroll Expo! Yuri!!! On ICE introduced a whole new world to anime (and a whole new world to figure skating) and nowhere can the Yuri!!! On ICE phenomenon be seen better than Olympic Figure Skater Johnny Weir!

Yuri brought Johnny into the world of anime, and we’re deeply excited he’ll now be sharing his passion with us at Crunchyroll Expo!

Johnny will take part in a panel discussion on Yuri!!! On ICE as well as an autograph and meet-n-greet session with fans, with more information coming in August.

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Tickets to Crunchyroll Expo 2017 are available here.

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‘Yuri on Ice’ Fans Rejoice! Johnny Weir Is Coming to Crunchyroll Expo

The Daily Dot: Any other year, having an Olympic figure skater headline an anime convention might seem an odd choice. But this isn’t any year: We live in the age of Yuri on Ice.

Johnny Weir, a two-time Olympic athlete and bronze medal winner at 2008’s World Figure Skating Championships, discussed his appreciation of the show in a video for Crunchyroll in February, but he’s also been a vocal supporter on Twitter.

At the first-ever Crunchyroll Expo in Santa Clara, California, on Aug. 25 – 27, Weir will discuss what he admires so much about Yuri, which seeded his newfound love of anime.

“I am so excited to attend my first Crunchyroll convention!” Weir said in a statement. “I am a new convert to anime because of the brilliance that is Yuri!!! On ICE, and I am so looking forward to meeting with other fans and getting some inspiration from the fabulous world of anime! Now, I just have to figure out what to wear…”

In addition to speaking about Yuri, Weir will meet with fans and offer at least one autograph session.

Read more here.

Tickets to Crunchyroll Expo 2017 are available here.

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