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Anime Conventions

Updated on February 10, 2013

Anime Conventions, Expositions and Festivals

If you're an anime or manga fan, then you probably heard about those things called anime conventions, events held for the pleasure of all anime lovers. Well this page is all about those conventions, info about them, videos and pictures too. And for those who never heard about anime conventions or never went to one well come discover them here and check the list of all the main anime conventions around the world to see if there is one near you that you could go to.

Anime Conventions

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Japanese anime and manga are becoming more and more popular these last few years. Millions of people around the world are now fans of these great elements of Japan's culture and of course those people want to share their love for anime with the rest of the populations. It just so happen that there are events that allow anime and manga fans to have fun with people who share their hobbies and those places are anime conventions.

Just like for Star Wars / Star Trek, western comic books and other form of conventions, anime events are usually held in convention centers, campuses or hotels. Sometime they are organised by fans and sometime they are promotional tools for publishing companies or other group related to the anime business. The one thing that they all have in common though is that they're really fun to go to for any anime, manga, gaming or Japan lovers and for anyone who just want to have a good time too.

In most Anime Conventions you will find people displaying their fan fictions or dojinshi, people in cosplay, special guests, video screening, contests of all sorts, shows and a bunch of other interesting activities.

And what's best with these anime convention is that you don't have to travel all the way to Japan to go to one because these events are held all over the world and are growing in numbers and popularity every years. (But if you actually can travel than do it because anime convention in Japan are often on a much bigger scales than anywhere around the world)

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Cosplay & Anime Conventions

Cosplay... A Must

If you have ever been to an anime convention, then you know that cosplay is a big part of any of those events. For those who don't know, cosplay stands for costume play, in short, disguising yourself. Just by looking at the pictures and videos of anime conventions you will notice that nearly everyone is in costumes. Most of them are dressed as anime or manga characters, but the good thing with cosplay is that there is no rules so you can dress up as anything you want. Of course putting a costume on is not an obligation when you go to an anime convention, but it's more fun that way isn't it.

For those who wants to try out to cosplay check out the pictures, videos and links about cosplay that I've put below.

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Here is a list of the main Anime Convention around the world. See if there's one near you.

Anime Convention In North America

Anime Convention In Canada

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I'll be at Otakuthon this summer !! Come take a look.

Anime Convention In The United States

Anime Convention In The Northeast Of The United States - Anime Convention In The United States

Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Anime Convention In The Midwest Of The United States - Anime Convention In The United States

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Anime Convention In The South Of The United States - Anime Convention In The United States

Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas

Anime Convention In The West Of The United States - Anime Convention In The United States

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington

Anime Convention In South America

Anime Convention In Brazil

Anime Convention In Europe

Anime Convention In France

Anime Convention In United Kingdom

Anime Convention In Germany

Anime Convention In Spain

Anime Convention In Czech Republic

Anime Convention In Finland

Anime Convention In Sweden

Anime Convention In Denmark

Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific

Anime Convention In Japan

Anime Convention In Australia

Anime Convention In Singapore

Anime Convention In Hong Kong

Anime Convention In South Korea

Anime Convention In Malaysia

Anime Convention In Philippines

Anime Convention In Indonesia

Comments - Have you ever been to an anime convention or would you like to go

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      goldenrulecomics 5 years ago

      What a great lens! My daughter and I have attended and written about the New York Anime festival and one that isn't on your list -- KotoriCon in southern New Jersey. We also attended the last Zenkaikon but wasn't impressed with it!

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      TwistedWiseman 5 years ago

      Oh god how would I like to go :'( dressed as Itachi!

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      johnrichardjack 5 years ago

      I liked all of the pictures and pictures. The girls in the videos are really cute.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Do they have them in south Carolina if so tell me when it is

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What about 2 cons in denmark? J-popcon, and Genki? They are huge too!

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      supercons lm 5 years ago

      Great lens, lots of awesome cosplay pictures too! :)

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      Anime-e 6 years ago

      I love anime conventions!!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Looks intersting. I didnotknow anime is so popular in East Europe or Scandinavia... Thanks!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Who is the girl who shouts "Mission Accomplished"? What anime?