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.
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)
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
Anime Convention In Quebec - Anime Convention In Canada
I'll be at Otakuthon this summer !! Come take a look.
Anime Convention In Ontario - Anime Convention In Canada
- Anime North 2013
Anime North: Canada's premier fan run Anime convention! - Toronto, Ontario
- Dotcon - 2012
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- N2U - Anime Convention
N2U is an annual weekend fan-run convention supported by the Ottawa area company Naru;s Sound & Lighting. The three day event has a variety of events, and boasts a large Dealer;s and Artists Bazaar.
Anime Convention In New Brunswick - Anime Convention In Canada
- Animaritime | The Maritime's Leading Anime and Gaming Convention
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Anime Convention In Manitoba - Anime Convention In Canada
- Home | Ai-Kon
Ai-Kon 2012 - For the Love of Anime! Are you ready for Manitoba's premiere anime convention? Ai-Kon is coming back for another non-stop weekend celebrating the geekish hobbie
Anime Convention In British Columbia - Anime Convention In Canada
Anime Convention In Alberta - Anime Convention In Canada
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 Boston - The Northeast's Largest Anime Convention
Anime Boston - The Northeast's Largest Anime Convention
- PortConMaine: Maine's Geek Culture Celebration!
PortConMaine- Maine's Geek Culture Celebration! Anime, gaming, video games, board games, CCGs, and more... Once a year conference in Maine!
AnimeNEXT will be returning to the Garden State Exhibit Center on June
- New York ComicCon
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KotoriCon (in Sewell, New Jersey in January)
- News - TekkoshoconX
Tekkoshocon (in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in March/April)
- Zenkaikon, Philadelphia Area Anime Convention
Zenkaikon, Greater Philadelphia's Anime Convention. March
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
- Animation & Gaming Ohio | March 9th-11th 2012 Cincinnati/Mason, Ohio
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- Anime Central | May
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- Anime Milwaukee 2012
Masquerade Maid Cafe Rave Cosplay Meetups
- Anime Punch!
- Colossalcon 10 - Sandusky Ohio
Events Main Panels & Event Dances Formal Ball Cosplay Main Japan Prize Info Cosplay Rules
- Ikasucon : Ft Wayne, Indiana
Indiana's Premiere Japanese Animation and Pop culture Convention
- No Brand Con XI :: May 4-6, 2012 :: Eau Claire, WI
Plaza Hotel and Suites :: Eau Claire, WI :: May 4-6, 2012
- Shinboku-con 2012
- Ohayocon 2012 | January 27-29, 2012
OHAYOCON 2012... Date: January 27th - 29th 2012 Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus & The Greater Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio USA
- Youmacon Home
Youmacon 2012 is a go. Metro Detroit's first and only anime convention is returning and it's better than ever.
- Anime Crossroads | Indianapolis, IN | Indianapolis' Annual Anime Convention
The 3rd annual Anime Crossroads anime convention takes place at the Indianapolis Marriott East in beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana
- Anime Detour 2012 - Recent News
- AFW Homepage
Anime Festival Wichita
- Anime Iowa
Dealers Dealer Sign-up Registration Registration and Badge Policies Online Registrati
- ANIME NEBRASKON
Hello! Welcome to the home of Anime NebrasKon, a three-day anime convention with seven years under our belt. We're leveling up our website to be cooler than ever. Thanks for your patience and understanding while we undergo the training process. ;) Th
- Naka-Kon Anime Convention | Home
Naka-Kon Anime Convention
- Quad Cities Anime Convention - Anime-zing! Con
The Quad Cities Anime Convention, known as Anime-zing!, is the premier anime con in the quad cities.
- Sogen Con
Sogen Con Sioux Falls, South Dakota
- Midwest Anime Convention - Anime Midwest
Anime Midwest is a 2,000-person three day anime convention in Chicago. It has voice actors, cosplay contests, anime screenings, free Mt. Dew, and more.
- SoDak Anime Convention - SoDak Anime Convention Main Page
SoDak Con (in Rapid City, South Dakota in June)
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
Donate to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami disaster relief
- Home - Anime Express XII
Anime Express Anime Convention at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Anime Festival Orlando
Orlando's favorite anime convention
- Anime Mid-Atlantic
Anime Mid-Atlantic -- Chesapeake, Virginia
- Anime USA Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA
Anime USA Hyatt Regency Crystal City
- Anime Weekend Atlanta
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Aniwave Wilmington, North Carolina
- Ichibancon, Charlotte NC
Ichibancon is Charlotte's very own anime convention! Now for 4 days in January! We celebrate Japanese animated films and shows, J-pop/rock, and many aspects of Japanese culture! We hope you'll join us as the first convention of the new year in the Ca
- Katsucons thoughts and prayers are with Japan in this time of need.
Katsucon Washington, D.C
- METROCON: Florida's Largest Anime Convention - Home
METROCON: Florida's largest anime convention! Located in Tampa, Florida, METROCON is a weekend long celebration of Japanese Anime which features exciting events (The Anime Human Chess Match, The Fantasy Masquerade) and guests from the animation indus
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- Otakon: Welcome To Otakon
Baltimore Convention Center Baltimore, Maryland, USA Pre-register For Otakon!
Tsubasacon, West Virginia's Premiere Anime and Manga Convention
- Welcome to Kami-Con
Welcome to Kami-Con
HomeInformationLocationHotelsDirectionsVolunteeringContactProgrammingGuestsFan PanelsCosplayVideo GamingTable TopRegistrationOnline RegMail-In RegProfessionalVendorsArtist AlleyInteractiveForumPrizesStreet Team Event Schedule
- AnimeFest - Home - Anime Convention and Association in Dallas Texas
Anime convention and association in Dallas Texas for fans of Japanese animation! For fans of anime and manga titles such as pokémon, dragonball, sailor moon, ranma, evangelion, rurouni kenshin, slayers, fushigi yuugi and gundam.
Ikkicon Austin, Texas
Anime Convention and Asian Cultural Expo
- Oni-Con : An Annual Japanese Pop Culture and Multi-Genre Fan Expo
Oni-Con - An Annual Japanese Pop Culture and Multi-Genre Fan Expo in Galveston, Texas. @ The Galveston Island Convention Center. 3 Resort Con Hotels.
A-KonÂ® at the Sheraton and Marriott Hotels Downtown Dallas Texas. Celebrating 22 the longest running Anime Convention in the United States.
Realms Con is an anime & video game convention that is held annually in Corpus Christi, TX.
- San Japan - San Antonios Major Anime Convention
San Japan - A Yearly Anime Convention In Downtown San Antonio located on the famous Riverwalk.
To make reservations, call the hotel direct at (512)341-7000 and request the "USHI" group block. Ushicon Twit
- FAN:dom Con -
We are a predominantly anime based convention in Pensacola, fl.
MizuCon (in Miami, Florida in August)
- NashiCon 2013 | April 13-14 2013 Columbia Metropolitian Convention Center
NashiCon 2013 | April 13-14 2013 Columbia Metropolitian Convention Center
- Join Us for Tokyo in Tulsa 2013 | Tokyo in Tulsa 2012- July 20-22nd, 2012 - Held at the Tulsa Conven
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- MTAC Devil's Dozen | March 29th - 31st
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (in Nashville, Tennessee Easter weekend)
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 Banzai
Utah Anime Promotions. Anime Banzai, Ban, Sai and the Anime Ban
- Anime Oasis Final
The Annunal Anime Oasis.This year
- Anime St. George - Southern Utah's Anime Convention!
Anime St. George - Southern Utah's Anime Convention returning
- Anime Vegas - the Best Anime Group
Home Anime Forum Volunteer Dealers & Artists About Anime Vegas
- Nan Desu Kan | Colorado's Premier Anime Convention
Nan Desu Kan Colorado's Premier Anime Convention
- ConMagick - Site
Saboten Con is the largest Anime convention in Arizona
- Anime ExpoÂ® at the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC)
Located in Los Angeles, California - Anime Expo, North America's largest anime and manga convention, serves to foster trade, commerce and the interests of the general public and animation industry. This event serves as a key meeting place for the gen
The Anime and Japanese culture event held in San Jose, CA featuring special guests, gaming, concerts, and more.
- Kawaii Kon - Hawaii Convention Center
(in Vancouver, Washington on Labor Day weekend)
SacAnime Sacramento, California
Sakura-Con Seattle, Washington
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- Yaoi-Con | A Celebration of Male Beauty and Passion in Anime and Manga
Welcome to the Yaoi-Con convention website! Coming to San Francisco, CA. Will feature the best in yaoi, shounen-ai and Boys Love/BL programming and merchandise.
- Anime Salt Lake - Home
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- Con-Nichiwa - Home
(in Tucson, Arizona in March)
- Saboten Con - Saboten Con 2012
Saboten Con is the premier anime convention in Arizona
- am2con.org Animation, Manga, and Music
(in Anaheim, California in August)
Anime Convention In South America
Anime Convention In Brazil
Anime Convention In Brazil - Anime Convention In South America
- Anime Friends
Anime Convention In Europe
Anime Convention In France
Anime Convention In France - Anime Convention In Europe
- Japan Expo - Accueil
Anime Convention In United Kingdom
Anime Convention In United Kingdom - Anime Convention In Europe
AmeCon is the largest UK convention dedicated to the celebration of Japanese animation, comics and culture.
- Tomo-Dachi: Anime Convention
Irelands largest anime Convention is back, and its even bigger! This year we will have Miss Tiffany Grant and many other guests! This is one UK Convention you wont want to miss.
Anime Convention In Germany
Anime Convention In Germany - Anime Convention In Europe
Anime Convention In Spain
Anime Convention In Spain - Anime Convention In Europe
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PÃ gina oficial dels Salons del CÃ²mic i el Manga que es celebren en Barcelona. FederaciÃ³n de Instituciones Profesionales del Comic
Anime Convention In Czech Republic
Anime Convention In Czech Republic - Anime Convention In Europe
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Anime Convention In Finland
Anime Convention In Finland - Anime Convention In Europe
- Animecon IX | 14.-15.7.2012, Kuopio
(in Helsinki, Turku, Tampere or JyvÃ¤skylÃ¤ in July or August; a subsidiary of the sci-fi convention Finncon)
Anime Convention In Sweden
Anime Convention In Sweden - Anime Convention In Europe
Om UppCon Biljetter Logga in UP
Anime Convention In Denmark
Anime Convention In Denmark - Anime Convention In Europe
Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
Anime Convention In Japan
Anime Convention In Japan - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- Jump Festa
Jump Festa in Chiba
- Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012
Tokyo International Anime Fair 2012
- Welcome to the Official Comic Market Site
The next Comiket in Tokyo Big Sight will take place in the Summer, August
- Reitaisai - Touhou Project Wiki
Hakurei Jinja Reitaisai is a Touhou-specific convention in Japan that takes place in Ikebukuro every year in Spring. It was started in the year 2004 as a way for Team Shanghai Alice to publicly distribute trial versions of upcoming games to the fans
Anime Convention In Australia
Anime Convention In Australia - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- Animania Festiva
Animania Festival is Australia's largest anime and manga event, is a celebration and exploration of the spectacular world of Japanese pop culture!
Melbourne Anime Festival - Anime, Cosplay and so much more!
- SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show
SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show
Anime Convention In Singapore
Anime Convention In Singapore - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- AFA- Anime Festival Asia
Anime Convention In Hong Kong
Anime Convention In Hong Kong - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- Comic WorldHK
Anime Convention In South Korea
Anime Convention In South Korea - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- Comic World
Comic World in Seoul
Anime Convention In Malaysia
Anime Convention In Malaysia - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
Anime Convention In Philippines
Anime Convention In Philippines - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- Cosplay Mania
- Ozine Fest 2012 :: April 13-15, 2012 :: SM Megamall Megatrade Hall
Ozine Fest (in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila)
Anime Convention In Indonesia
Anime Convention In Indonesia - Anime Convention In Asia-Pacific
- AFA ID : Anime Festival Asia Indonesia 2012
Japanese popular culture coming soon to you in Indonesia!