Anime Conventions 2017, 2018

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FanimeCon 2017

FanimeCon

May 26-29, 2017
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California
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Anime Expo 2017

Anime Expo

Jul 1-4, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California
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Otakon 2017

Otakon

Aug 11-13, 2017
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Mizucon 2017

Mizucon

Aug 25-27, 2017
Miami Marriott Dadeland
Miami , Florida
Anime Fargo 2017

Anime Fargo

Aug 25-27, 2017
Baymont Inn and Suites Fargo
Fargo, North Dakota
Geek.Kon 2017

Geek.Kon

Aug 25-27, 2017
Madison Marriott West
Middleton, Wisconsin
MatsuriCon 2017

MatsuriCon

Aug 25-27, 2017
Hyatt Regency
Columbus, Ohio
Inbeon Con 2017

Inbeon Con

Aug 26, 2017
Melville Marriott
Melville, New York
SakuraNatsu Con 2017

SakuraNatsu Con

Aug 26, 2017
Gainesville Garden Club
Gainesville, Florida
J1 Con 2017

J1 Con

Aug 26-27, 2017
J1 Con 2016
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sakuranatsu Japanese Art Festival and Anime 2017

Sakuranatsu Japanese Art Festival and Anime

2017
Gainsville Garden Club
Gainesville, Florida
Saboten Con 2017

Saboten Con

Sep 1-4, 2017
Sheraton Grand Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona
San Japan 2017

San Japan

Sep 1-3, 2017
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
Nan Desu Kan 2017

Nan Desu Kan

Sep 1-3, 2017
Sheraton Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado
CampAnime 2017

CampAnime

Sep 8-10, 2017
YMCA Camp Woodstock
Woodstock Valley, Connecticut
Colossalcon East 2017

Colossalcon East

Sep 8-10, 2017
Kalahari Resort
Pocono Manor, Pennsylvania
Otaku Palooza 2017

Otaku Palooza

Sep 9-10, 2017
Argyle park Community Center
Saskatchewan, Regina
Ramencon 2017

Ramencon

Sep 15-17, 2017
Century Center
Merrillville, South Bend
Anime Weekend Atlanta 2017

Anime Weekend Atlanta

Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2017
Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia
TFCON 2017

TFCON

Sep 29 - Oct 1, 2017
Hyatt Regency Reston
Reston, Virginia
Senshi Con 2017

Senshi Con

Sep 30 - Oct 1, 2017
Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center
Anchorage, Alaska
KantaiCon 2017

KantaiCon

Sep 30, 2017
AAF Tank Museum
Danville, Virginia
Midoricon 2017

Midoricon

2017
Maumee Bay State Park
Oregon, Ohio

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.