Anime Conventions 2017, 2018

FanimeCon 2018


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

Anime Expo

Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California
Otakon 2018


Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, District of Columbia
Kumoricon 2017


Oct 27-29, 2017
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
Bakuretsu Con 2017

Bakuretsu Con

Oct 27-29, 2017
Hampton Inn Burlington
Colchester, Vermont
Mochi Day 2017

Mochi Day

Comfort Inn Millenium
Greensville, South Carolina
Mitchell's Kogato Daycon 2017

Mitchell's Kogato Daycon

Mitchell Fairgrounds
Mitchell, South Dakota
Aki Con 2017

Aki Con

Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport
Seattle, Washington
HallowCon Arkansas 2017

HallowCon Arkansas

Hilton Garden Inn
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Nekocon 2017


Nov 3-5, 2017
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, Virginia
Mouse-Con 2017


Nov 5, 2017
South San Francisco Conference Center
South San Francisco, California
Nakamacon 2017


Nov 10-12, 2017
Sugar Sands Inn & Suites Panama City Beach
Panama City, Florida
Anime Blast 2017

Anime Blast

Nov 10-12, 2017
Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Chattanooga, Tennessee
ANIMAINE South Portland 2017

ANIMAINE South Portland

Nov 10-12, 2017
Merry Manor Inn
Portland, Maine
Anime Iwai 2017

Anime Iwai

Nov 10-12, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Deerfield Beach - Boca Raton
Deerfield Beach, Florida
Anime NebrasKon 2017

Anime NebrasKon

Nov 10-12, 2017
La Vista Conference Center
La Vista, Nebraska
DerpyCon 2017


Nov 17-19, 2017
Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza
Morristown, New Jersey
Daisho Con 2017

Daisho Con

Nov 17-19, 2017
Kalahari Resorts
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Anime NYC 2017

Anime NYC

Nov 17-19, 2017
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York, New York
Pacific Media Expo 2017

Pacific Media Expo

Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena, California
Tomadachi Fest 2017

Tomadachi Fest

Wyndham Garden Boise Airport Hotel
Boise, Idaho
FANdom Con 2017

FANdom Con

Emerald Coast Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Youmacon 2017


Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at The Renaissance Center
Detroit, Michigan

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.