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
Anime Detour 2018

Anime Detour

2018
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington Minneapolis South
Bloomington, Minnesota
Kawaii Kon 2018

Kawaii Kon

2018
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Castle Point Anime Convention 2018

Castle Point Anime Convention

2018
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey
Tora-Con 2018

Tora-Con

2018
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Tekko Anime Convention 2018

Tekko Anime Convention

2018
David L.Lawrence Convention Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sabaku Con 2018

Sabaku Con

2018
Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anime Matsuri 2018

Anime Matsuri

2018
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
OZ-Con 2018

OZ-Con

2018
West Plains Civic Center
West Plains, Missouri
Hatsume Fair 2018

Hatsume Fair

2018
TBA
Delray Beach, Florida
Zenkaikon 2018

Zenkaikon

2018
Lancaster County Convention Center
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Anime Fan Fest 2018

Anime Fan Fest

2018
Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey
Sakura-Con 2018

Sakura-Con

2018
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington
JAMPcon 2018

JAMPcon

2018
The Chattanoogan Hotel
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Nikko Con 2018

Nikko Con

2018
Bradenton Area Convention Center
Palmetto, Florida
InterNexus 2018

InterNexus

2018
American High School
Fremont, California
Anime Getaway: Mobile, AL 2018

Anime Getaway: Mobile, AL

2018
Ashbury Hotel & Suites
Mobile, Alabama
AnimeCon Arkansas 2018

AnimeCon Arkansas

2018
Holiday Inn Airport Hotel
Little Rock, Arkansas
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention 2018

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention

2018
Sheraton Music City Hotel / Embassy Suites Nashville Airport
Nashville, Tennessee
Anime St. Louis 2018

Anime St. Louis

2018
St. Charles Convention Center
St. Charles, Missouri
Anime North 2018

Anime North

2018
Toronto Congress Centre
Toronto, Ontario

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.