Anime Conventions 2018

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FanimeCon 2018

FanimeCon

2018
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
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Anime Expo 2018

Anime Expo

2018
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California
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Otakon 2018

Otakon

2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, District of Columbia
A-Kon 2018

A-Kon

2018
Fort Worth Convention Center
Fort Worth, Texas
Otafest 2018

Otafest

2018
Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, Alberta
Anime Festival Wichita 2018

Anime Festival Wichita

2018
Hyatt Regency Wichita
Wichita, Kansas
Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration 2018

Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration

2018
Ontario Science Centre
Toronto, Ontario
SoDak Con 2018

SoDak Con

2018
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, South Dakota
Anime Festival Orlando 2018

Anime Festival Orlando

2018
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Orlando, Florida
Hamacon 2018

Hamacon

2018
Von Braun Center
Huntsville, Alabama
Grand Brony Gala 2018

Grand Brony Gala

2018
Sheraton Tampa East
Tampa, Florida
Anime Mid-Atlantic 2018

Anime Mid-Atlantic

2018
Chesapeake Convention Center
Chessapeake, Virginia
Anime Austin 2018

Anime Austin

2018
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
Austin, Texas
OMG!con 2018

OMG!con

2018
Owensboro Convention Center
Owensboro, Kentucky
AnimeNEXT 2018

AnimeNEXT

2018
Atlantic City Convention Center
Atlantic City, New Jersey
DoKomi 2018

DoKomi

2018
Congress Center Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany
Portcon 2018

Portcon

2018
Doubletree by Hilton by Hilton Hotel Portland
Portland, Maine
Animania Wichita Falls 2018

Animania Wichita Falls

2018
MPEC
Wichita Falls, Texas
Geekin Out 2018

Geekin Out

2018
Dothan Civic Center
Dothan, Alabama
Colossalcon 2018

Colossalcon

2018
Kalahari Resort and Convention Center
Sandusky, Ohio
SunnyCon Anime Expo 2018

SunnyCon Anime Expo

2018
St James' Park
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Ikasucon 2018

Ikasucon

2018
Grand Wayne Convention Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Mini Cosplay Con 2018

Mini Cosplay Con

2018
Howard Gittis Student Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

An anime convention is a gathering or an event which focuses on Japanese hand-drawn or computer animation, comics created in Japan or Japanese language, and Japanese culture. The events involve a wide variety of activities and panels where a large number of attendees are participators in the performance art wearing costumes and fashion accessories to represent a particular character. Since the first anime convention, Project A-Kon in 1990, multiple anime conventions have been held in the United States. The largest anime event took place in 2015 in California with approximately 90,500 people in attendance.

Anime cons are multi-day events which are mainly held at hotels, convention centers, or college campuses. Anime cons feature guest list as part of their makeup that includes performers, industrial figures, and artists. It involves panels which are divided into two segments. The host puts on a presentation to conduct an interview with the guest, and the fans are then allowed to asked questions.

Anime conventions often include contests which involve artworks, anime-related music videos, card games, video games, dice games and many other activities. Fans participating in the contests may also be offered prizes when they win. The conventions are many, but the list of these conventions vary distinctly from furry conventions, comic book conventions, horror conventions, gaming conventions, multigenre conventions, and science fiction conventions. For those of you looking forward to anime conventions 2016, Koya Con in Midland, Texas and SoDak Anime Con in Rapid City, South Dakota are on-going from June 24-26, 2016, and there are still more than 31 events in the US.

If it's your first time going to such an event, the cosplayers are great, and they operate on mutual respect. You should expect some weird looks here and there which shouldn't bother you because it might ruin the whole fun at the convention. Expect people to make fun of you and give it back to them.