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
Taiyou Con 2018

Taiyou Con

2018
Mesa Convention Center
Mesa, Arizona
Izumicon 2018

Izumicon

2018
Cox Business Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Ichibancon 2018

Ichibancon

2018
Concord Embassy Suites
Concord, North Carolina
SacAnime 2018

SacAnime

2018
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California
Anime Los Angeles 2018

Anime Los Angeles

2018
Ontario Convention Center
Ontario, California
Zipcon 2018

Zipcon

2018
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Kami-Con 2018

Kami-Con

2018
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
Birmingham, Alabama
AniMore 2018

AniMore

2018
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Ohayocon 2018

Ohayocon

2018
Hyatt Regency Columbus / Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio
Otaku Matsuri Oklahoma 2018

Otaku Matsuri Oklahoma

2018
Embassy Suites by Hilton Norman Hotel & Conference Center
Norman, Oklahoma
Otakon Vegas 2018

Otakon Vegas

2018
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
Anime Impulse 2018

Anime Impulse

2018
Fairplex Exposition Complex
Pomona, California
AlmaCon 2018

AlmaCon

2018
Alma College
Alma, Michigan
Samuraicon 2018

Samuraicon

2018
Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington
Columbus, Ohio
Setsucon 2018

Setsucon

2018
Toftrees Golf Resort & Conference Center
State College, Pennsylvania
The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational 2018

The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational

2018
The Rotunda
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Anime Crossroads 2018

Anime Crossroads

2018
Wyndham Indianapolis West
Indianapolis, Indiana
Anime Milwaukee 2018

Anime Milwaukee

2018
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee / Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Katsucon 2018

Katsucon

2018
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland
Seishun Con 2018

Seishun Con

2018
Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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.