‘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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