TOP 100 ANIME CONVENTIONS OF 2015

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#1 Anime Expo http://www.anime-expo.org/
Currently the largest project managed by the SPJA, Anime Expo is an annual convention currently held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Historically Anime Expo (AX) has been held on July 4th weekend as a 4-day event. Anime Expo has grown in scale dramatically, and is currently the largest anime and manga convention in North America. It is the second longest running anime convention (after A-kon in Texas) starting in 1992. Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Battle of the Bands, and the AX Fashion Show. Anime Expo is a 24-hour convention that offers late-night dances, all night video programming, tabletop gaming rooms, and open-mic Karaoke in the late evening/early morning hours. Many of the attendees cosplay while attending the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series. Renowned for its ability to bring famous guests to America for panels and concerts, Anime Expo has been the site of many U.S. premiers of shows, movies, and bands.
Location:Los Angeles, CA Date:7/2/2015-7/5/2015
#2 Otakon http://otakon.com/
otakon Otakon 2015 is on its way, and the event is shaping up to be everything we’ve been wishing for. Our fairy godmothers have been waving their wands non-stop to conjure up amazing guests, magical concerts, and enough panels and workshops to make any otaku’s dream come true. Otakon is the convention of the otaku generation: by fans, for fans, and since 1999 we’ve reigned over much of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with a three day event celebrating the diverse pop culture that has given us everything from Attack on Titan to Yu Yu Hakusho, from Hidden Fortress to Howl’s Moving Castle.
Location:Baltimore, MD Date:7/24/2015-7/26/2015

#3 Anime Central http://www.acen.org/
anime central Anime Central (ACen) is Chicago’s and the Midwest’s largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention. The convention is currently held in Rosemont, IL, less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago. As part of its mission, ACen brings fans together with guests from the Japanese and US sectors of the anime and manga industry, as well as gaming, cinema, and Asian culture personalities. The event includes a huge exhibit hall, a massive video game room, concerts, dances, educational panels and workshops, premiere screenings, autograph sessions, 24-hour video rooms, tabletop gaming and much, much more!
Location:Rosemont, IL Date:5/15/2015-5/17/2015

#4 A-Kon http://www.a-kon.com/
A-kon A-Kon® is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in North America. A-Kon hosts anime fans and guests and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging and educational entertainment to the anime community.
Location:Dallas, TX Date:6/5/2015-6/7/2015

#5 Anime Boston http://animeboston.com/
banner_v5 Anime Boston is a three-day convention held annually in Boston, Massachusetts, USA under the supervision of the New England Anime Society. Anime Boston’s focus is to celebrate and promote Japanese animation, comics, and pop-culture.
Location:Boston, MA Date:3/25/2016-3/27/2016
#6 Sakura-Con http://sakuracon.org/
sakuracon Presented by the Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association, Sakura-Con is the oldest and most well attended anime convention in the Pacific Northwest.
Location:Seattle, WA Date:3/25/2016-3/27/2016

#7 Anime Weekend Atlanta http://awa-con.com/
awa AWA has a wide variety of events including video room showings of Japanese cartoons from new releases and titles going back to the 1960’s, a dealer’s room with retailers who sell Japanese animation and manga related merchandise such as toys, videos, audio CDs and artwork, workshops, panel discussions on various topics including the current trends in Japan and how they will affect the United States, a costume contest where attendees dress up as their favorite anime or manga character, and scores of guests who have worked or currently are working in the industry.
Location:Atlanta, GA Date:9/24/2015-9/27/2015

#8 Anime Matsuri http://animematsuri.com/
anime matsuri.png 1 Anime Matsuri is an annual anime, Japanese culture & related arts convention held in Spring time. Join thousands of fans and explore of over 1 million square feet of anime, panels, workshops, Special Guests, celebrities, Vendor/Exhibitor area, Artist Alley/showcase, live concerts, Japanese fashion Show, Cosplay Contests, Gaming, and over 200 hrs of programming including a Japanese car show!
Location:Houston,TX Date:4/3/2015-4/5/2015

#9 Youmacon http://www.youmacon.com/
youmacon Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most “Comic Cons”, however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.
Location:Detroit, MI Date:10/29/2015-11/1/2015

#10 San Japan http://www.san-japan.org/
san japan San Japan is San Antonio, Texas largest anime convention. Located at the heart of the Riverwalk, we will be taking place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel and Marriott Riverwalk Hotel. We bring a wide variety of Japanese animation, culture, and unique fandoms all together for 3 days of continuous events. With over 14,600 unique attendees in 2014, we expect this to be our biggest event to date.
Location:San Antonio, TX Date:7/31/2015-8/2/2015

 

 

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#11 MomoCon http://www.momocon.com/
moocon With over 14,600 people in 2014, MomoCon is one of the fastest growing all ages conventions in the country. Fans of Japanese Anime, American Animation, Comics, Video Games, and Tabletop Games come together to celebrate their passion by costuming / cosplay, browsing the huge exhibitors hall, meeting celebrity voice talent, designers, and writers behind their favorite shows, games, and comics and much much more over this 4 day event. Whether you are an anime fan, gamer, comic reader, or just like watching cartoons, all are welcome at MomoCon!
Location:Atlanta, GA Date:5/28/2015-5/31/2015
#12 Katsucon http://www.katsucon.org/
katsucon Katsucon is an annual 3-day fan convention held in the D.C. metro area for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. Katsucon is produced by Katsucon Entertainment, Inc. (KEI), an educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.
Location:Washington, DC Date:2/12/2016-2/14/2016
#13 FanimeCon http://www.fanime.com/
FananimeCon FanimeCon is brought together by a group of hard working fans. These fans come together every year to create a new convention to share with others with similar tastes. From the staffers and volunteers to the attendees, the passion for anime and Japanese culture brings them closer.
Location:San Jose, CA Date:5/22/2015-5/25/2015
#14 Phoenix Comicon http://phoenixcomicon.com/
Phoenic Comicon Phoenix Comicon is the premier comnic event in the mid-west. Doubling in size each year, this convention offers everything from comics and cosplay to video gaming and zombie warfare! Come visit this premiere event in the heart of Arizona and experience what you never expected in the desert!
Location:Phoenix, AZ Date:5/28/2015-5/31/2015
#15 Intervention http://interventioncon.com/
intervention Intervention, a visionary combination of educational conference plus geek gaming festival returns to Rockville, MD this Aug. 14-16, 2015 for its sixth year. Its goal? To Intervene and Inspire the whole family to take advantage of the intersection of art and technology. Over 40 guest speakers will attend … and, in keeping with the convention’s focus all of the guests are creators who have made a name for themselves by sharing their creations on the Internet.
Location:Rockville, MD Date:8/14/2015-8/16/2015
#16 ConnectiCon http://connecticon.org/
connecticon ConnectiCon is a membership-based organization, run by a very dedicated volunteer staff. ConnectiCon is New England’s ONLY massively, multi-genre pop culture convention, the convention’s focus is on all things pop culture and does every genre of pop culture in as big a way as possible. The event attracts over 12,000 people to the Hartford area annually, and plans to expand to other venues in downtown Hartford. ConnectiCon was the proud recipient of the Bring It Home Award from the Greater Hartford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Location:Hartford, CT Date:7/9/2015-7/12/2015
#17 FanExpo Canada http://fanexpocanada.com/
fan epo canada Considered by many to be the “Comic Con” of Canada, FAN EXPO Canada humbly began as the Canadian National Comic Book Expo in 1995.
Location:Toronto, ON Date:9/3/2015-9/6/2015
#18 Dragon Con http://dragoncon.org/
dragon con Dragon Con is the largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film in the US.
Location:Atlanta, GA Date:9/4/2015-9/7/2015
#19 Anime USA http://animeusa.org/
anime usa Anime USA began in 1999 as a 3-day Japanese animation convention in northern Virginia. It was started by fans and in 2004, became a non-profit educational organization. Anime USA’s mission is to promote, as well as educate the public about Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, Anime USA remains a convention of Otaku, by Otaku, for Otaku. Anime USA is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.
Location:Washington, DC Date:10/30/2015-11/1/2015
#20 AnimeNEXT http://www.animenext.org/
AnimeNext AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. Events all focus on aspects of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. With the popularity of anime and manga growing in the 1990’s and 2000’s, anime conventions have seen positive growth in their attendance; AnimeNEXT is no exception. AnimeNEXT has been in existence since 2002 and is organized by Universal Animation.
Location:Somerset, NJ Date:6/12/2015-6/14/2015
#21 Anime North http://animenorth.com/
Anime North Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture! Anime North will be the weekend of May 22 – 24, 2015 at the Toronto Congress Centre and International Plaza Hotel.
Location:Toronto, ON Date:5/22/2015-5/24/2015
#22 PortConMaine http://www.portconmaine.com/
port con maine PortConMaine is Maine’s first, longest running, and largest convention celebrating the hobbies that enrich our lives. Join us for a celebration of geek culture interests including anime, gaming, science fiction, costuming, fantasy, video gaming, boffer combat, comics, pop culture, steampunk, and more! Come to enjoy your current favorite fandom and learn something new about another! Meet old and new friends and join the community– let’s celebrate the interests we enjoy together! As a special incentive and thank you for those of you who pre-register to PortCon, PortCon offers a FREE fourth day to attendees who pre-register! Thursday is a day full of events for only those people who register ahead of time. So to get the most of your PortConMaine experience- don’t forget to register in time!
Location:South Portland, ME Date:6/25/2015-6/28/2015
#23 Sac-Anime http://www.sacanime.com/
sac anime SacAnime is the show where “Fans Come to Play”. Our philosophy has always been to provide fun, safe, family friendly environment, with top shelf entertainment at a reasonable price.
Location:Sacramento, CA Date:9/4/2015-9/6/2015
#24 Anime Midwest http://animemidwest.com/
anime midwest Anime fans converge on the Hyatt Regency O’Hare from July 3 – 5, 2015 to take part in cosplay, concerts, gaming tournaments, formal dances, and more. You can make new friends, meet voice actors, and have a lot of fun – while we support you with a ConSweet full of free soda and ramen.
Location:Rosemont, IL Date:7/3/2015-7/5/2015
#25 Animazement http://animazement.org/
Animazement Animazement is an all-volunteer, fan-run anime convention in Raleigh, North Carolina, celebrating popular Japanese visual culture in all of its forms. The parent organization of Animazement, Educational Growth Across Oceans (EGAO) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Location:Raleigh, NC Date:5/22/2015-5/24/2015
#26 Metrocon http://metroconventions.com/
metrocon METROCON started as a idea by the founders of AnimeMetro.com. AnimeMetro.com is an online anime community with over 5000 members. Over time, it seemed only natural for the members to want to meet each other in real life. People meet, form attachments and naturally want to meet each other. And what better place than at an anime convention?
Location:Tampa, FL Date:6/11/2015-6/14/2015
#27 Fandomfest http://www.fandomfest.com/
fandomfest FANDOMFEST began out of a 1 genre event. Turning itself into a multi genre event that has taken the Mid America region by storm offering not just an autograph event but one large geek experience for every possible geek activity imaginable. 0ver 300 hours of programming this year to delight anyone. From children to adults we aim to provide the most cost effective fan based experience possible. Many have said our value exceeds our low price. Fandomfest is where you make friends for life. Just don’t get convention overload. Enjoy what we have to offer and come and participate in our Fandomfest family. We can’t wait to see you.
Location:Louisville, KY Date:8/7/2015-8/9/2015
#28 Colossalcon http://colossalcon.com/
collosalcon Colossalcon is an anime, gaming, and Japanese culture convention taking place June 4th-7th 2015. Located at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky Ohio, we are your ultimate summer vacation getaway. Start your summer with a splash at Colossalcon!
Location:Sandusky, OH Date:6/4/2015-6/7/2015
#29 Geek.Kon http://geekkon.net/
geek.kon Geek.Kon is Madison Wisconsin’s very own, fast growing, anime convention, sci-fi convention, and gaming convention all rolled into one! As the name implies, Geek.Kon is a place to celebrate all that is geeky from strong foundations in anime, science fiction, video gaming, tabletop gaming, and costuming to up and coming fandoms like steampunk and gothic lolita. From Lord of the Rings to Doctor Who, Mario to Solid Snake, Geek.Kon covers it all.
Location:Madison, WI Date:8/21/2015-8/23/2015
#30 Nan Desu Kan http://ndkdenver.org/
nandesukan Nan Desu Kan (a Japanese pun translating loosely to ‘what is it?’) began its life in 1997 at the Tivoli Student Union as a small, fan-run convention with just 200 or so attendees. These days, several hotels and more than a decade later, NDK is still a fan-run convention. And with a total weekend attendance of more than 21,000 (over 7,000 people per day), it’s now the largest convention in Colorado and 14 surrounding states (excluding Texas), as well as one of the top 15 largest anime conventions in the country.
Location:Denver, CO Date:9/4/2015-9/6/2015
#31 Saboten Con http://www.sabotencon.com/
saboten Saboten Con is an American anime convention held in Phoenix, Arizona and organized by Monkey Paw Entertainment. The convention is held on Labor Day weekend and lasts for 4 days (Fri-Mon). It is currently hosted at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. Saboten Con is the largest anime convention in Arizona with attendance reaching 5,137 for the 2014 event.
Location:Phoenix, AZ Date:9/4/2015-9/7/2015
#32 ConBravo! http://conbravo.com/
conbravo ConBravo! is a celebration of indie media, gaming, and cosplay – and everything inbetween! We’re one of the first conventions to embrace new media in all its online goodness. We’re Canada’s largest gathering of gaming and indie video producers, developers, and fans. In short, we’re three jam-packed days of fun, with concerts, games, panels, live game shows, vendors, artists, and so much more.
Location:Hamilton, ON Date:7/25/2015-7/26/2015
#33 Anime Revolution http://www.animerevolution.ca/
anime revolution Anime Revolution is an annual Anime Convention held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Aiming to spread love and appreciation for Anime and Japanese Culture, we celebrate and partake in cultural exchange over three fun-filled days of activities, exhibits, panels, and performances. These include art, animation, comics, contests, costuming, cultural displays, dance, gaming, musical performances, and much more. This exciting annual event is held at the Vancouver Convention Centre!
Location:Vancouver, BC Date:8/14/2015-8/15/2015
#34 AnimeIowa http://animeiowa.com/
animelowa AnimeIowa is the largest Anime convention in Iowa; we hosted over 3000 attendees in 2012. It is held once a year around the end of July for an entire weekend at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. AnimeIowa 2015 will be held from July 24th to the 26th.
Location:Coralville, IA Date:7/24/2015-7/26/2015
#35 AOD http://aodsf.org/
aod AOD is a weekend convention celebrating anime, video games, cartoons, and other fun and geeky stuff. Fans of web comics, manga, sci-fi and fantasy, cosplay and costuming, gather at our unique show. AOD 2015 takes place January 31st and February 1st at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the San Francisco International Airport. We look forward to seeing you at the con!
Location:Burlingame, CA Date:2/19/2016-2/20/2016
#36 Zenkaikon https://zenkaikon.com/
zenkaikon-web-header-2015 Since 2006, Zenkaikon has been holding an annual celebration of anime, comics, games, science fiction, and fandom! Join us for our tenth anniversary convention on April 1-3, 2016. The three day event will include panels, workshops, anime & live action screenings, concerts, cosplay, video gaming, tabletop gaming, LARP, AMVs, dances, vendors, artists, and more! Zenkaikon is located at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, PA, and only 90 minutes from Philadelphia and Baltimore! It is also accessible via public transportation.
Location:Lancaster, PA Date:4/1/2016-4/3/2016
#37 Albacon http://www.albacon.org/
albacon Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Games, Anime, Web Comics; pretty much anything Geek related. We are not limited to literature but include movies, games, costumes, and almost anything else you can think of. Come for one day or all weekend. There will be panel discussions, art exhibits, dealers, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs! Plus lots of just hanging out with other people who share your interests and individual discussions and maybe even some debates (did Han Solo really shoot first).
Location:Albany,NY Date:5/8/2015-5/10/2015
#38 Anime Evolution http://www.animeevolution.com/
anime evolution Anime Evolution is Vancouver’s premier event celebrating Japanese culture, anime, manga, gaming, and every kind of related fandom. What do we offer? Special guests, interactive panels, live cultural demonstrations, video and tabletop gaming rooms, video rooms, contests, workshops, dances and more!
Location:Vancouver, BC Date:7/17/2015-7/19/2015
#39 Mobicon http://mobicon.org/
mobicon MOBICON is a not-for-profit organization 501(c)(3) which consists of a Board of Directors and Governors who freely volunteer their time to put on an annual three-day convention for fantasy, science fiction, horror, comic book, anime, and gaming fans.
Location:Mobile, AL Date:5/22/2015-5/24/2015
#40 Kumoricon https://www.kumoricon.org/
kumoricon Celebrating thirteen years of anime and Japanese culture, Kumoricon is back for its biggest year yet! Gaining its namesake (kumori) from the Japanese word “cloudy”, we embody everything it means to live in the Northwest and love this fandom. Stretching across generations, anime fans have gathered together for an amazing Labor Day weekend event, rain or shine. Returning to Vancouver, WA, we are excited to bring you another wonderful anime convention designed and operated with the fans and their devotion in mind.
Location:Vancouver, WA Date:9/4/2015-9/7/2015
#41 Another Anime Convention http://www.anotheranimecon.com/
another anime con Another Anime Convention is run by people who love Japanese culture especially Japanese animation located at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH. It is a place for fans to gather in New Hampshire for a three day convention to enjoy events, special guests and other media that celebrate aspects of Japanese culture. While our focus of the convention is Japanese animation, we also expand to other aspects of fandoms such as steampunk, science fiction and Internet media. We offer panels, workshops, anime screenings, a masquerade (skits and performances to show off costumes), a dance, karaoke, game shows, formal dance, AMV room, video games, and much more.
Location:Manchester, NH Date:10/16/2015-10/18/2015
#42 Shuto Con http://www.shutocon.com/
shuto con Shuto Con is Lansing’s Annual Anime Convention, coming to the Lansing Center March 18th-20th, 2016. This convention will be a three day event held in Lansing, MI that focuses on Artists and the art of Interactive Cosplaying!
Location:Lansing, MI Date:3/18/2016-3/20/2016
#43 Nauticon http://nauticons.com/
nauticon Nauticon is a creative and fun way for mature fans (21+) to get together and get to know one another. The event is held yearly in wonderful Provincetown, the Cape town that lends itself to discovery and self-discovery. We rent the entire Provincetown Inn for this convention, so that you and all your friends are part of a truly private event. And did we mention the beach? Yes, the convention hotel is on the bright sandy beach, facing the Bay area! You can watch the sun set over the water while holding a beer in one hand and playing with a boffer sword in the other!
Location:Provincetown, MA Date:5/15/2015-5/17/2015
#44 Atomic Lollipop http://www.atomiclollipop.com/
atomic lollipop ATOMIC LOLLIPOP is a combined convention, carnival, music festival, and MASSIVE PARTY that fuses GEEK, LOVE, and MUSIC for 3 days of non-stop adventure! APop offers all your favourite convention attractions (celebrity guests, vendors and artists, cosplay, pop culture panels, etc.), but our main priority is magic and mayhem, so we’ve thrown massive battles, bouncy castles, geeky speed-dating, video gaming, nerdy burlesque, fire spinners, and crazy interactive events into the mix! Let your creativity soar with hands-on crafting sessions, intro to DJing workshops, aerial acrobatics lessons, and everything in-between! Whatever your geek passion is, you’ll find it here! From cosplay contests to Hogwarts For Muggles Classes, ATOMIC LOLLIPOP has something for everyone! So join us in July 2015 at this one-of-a-kind festival for people who love to play, dance, discover, and geek out!
Location:Toronto, ON Date:7/17/2015-7/19/2015
#45 Omnicon http://www.omnicononline.com/
omnicon Summer isn’t complete without an Omnicon weekend! Video games, comic books, music, and anime all wrapped up in one great event every summer. You can find us in McAllen, TX at the McAllen Convention Center
Location:McAllen, TX Date:6/26/2015-6/27/2015
#46 Kawaii Kon http://kawaiikon.com/
kawaii con Kawaii Kon is a three day convention dedicated to promoting a greater awareness and appreciation for all fandoms with an emphasis on Japanese animation, culture, and traditions. Through cooperation with the community, Kawaii Kon endeavors to facilitate growth of anime, manga, Japanese culture and related industries in Hawaii and beyond. In addition to providing a central event for fans, Kawaii Kon is a vehicle for publicly sharing industry information. Kawaii Kon also provides the community and related industries with the opportunity to network and conduct business. Above all Kawaii Kon is a safe place for fans to gather and enjoy themselves while sharing their common goals and interests. Since our first convention in 2005, Kawaii Kon has grown to include thousands of annual attendees. Fans, artists and industry guests gather from all over the world for the 3-Day extravaganza. Come on and join in the fun at Kawaii Kon!
Location:Honolulu, HI Date:4/8/2016-4/10/2016
#47 Saskatoon Blitz http://www.saskblitz.com/
saskatoon blitz The intent of Blitz events are to provide a fun, exciting, and safe experience for all attendees. All events are a positive space and allow all members of the community to attend. Discrimination will not be tolerated.N/A
Location:Saskatoon, SK Date:6/13/2015-6/14/2015
#48 BotCon http://www.botcon.com/
BotCon Join us in St. Charles, IL, June 18-21, for BotCon® 2015 at Pheasant Run Resort! This official Hasbro sponsored celebration returns to the mid-west for another glorious TRANSFORMERS® weekend full of fans, friends and ‘bots!
Location:St. Charles, IL Date:6/18/2015-6/21/2015
#49 Florida Supercon http://floridasupercon.com/
florida supercon The LARGEST Comic Con in Miami, Florida Supercon is South Florida’s Comic Book, Anime, Animation, Video Game, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Pop Culture Convention. Florida Supercon takes place JUNE 25-28, 2015 at THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER! It’s 4 days of fun featuring celebrity guests, comic book creators, voice actors, industry guests, cosplayers, artists, writers, panels, Q&A’s, films & shorts, costume & cosplay contests, vendors, parties, anime, workshops, video gaming and more! FSC to THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER for our 10th annual event.
Location:Miami, FL Date:6/25/2015-6/28/2015
#50 Anime Blues Con http://animeblues.com/
anime blues Anime Blues Con is back and celebrating its fifth year. Fan favorite events, like the Cosplay Contest, Disney Shadow Cast, formal ball, the rave, and our famous (infamous?) late programming are returning better than ever. We’re also rolling out brand new MAJOR events with our Cosplay University and a massive Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament that will broadcast through Twitch throughout the weekend. Year five is already shaping up to be the best one yet. Don’t miss out!
Location:Memphis, TN Date:7/10/2015-7/12/2015
#51 Pensacola Comic Convention http://www.pensacolacomiccon.com/
pensacola Come enjoy out of this world fun at a Pensacola Comic Convention, formerly known as Pensacola Para Con Comic Convention, for Fans of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Gaming, Anime, Costuming, Fandom, Indie Films, Artists, Celebrity Guests, Comic Books, Video Gaming, Pop Culture, Voice Actors, Renaissance, Cosplay, Steampunk, Theater, Performing, Writers, Literature, Publishing, Arts, Mystery, Crafts, Collecting, Model Construction, Film Making, Paranormal, Vendors, Reality TV, and more! We will offer celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, events, gaming, costume contests, tournaments, and competitions. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Arc Gateway, EscaRosa Coalition On the Homeless, Inc., Making Stride with Breast Cancer, The Ronald McDonald House, and various local charities. Tickets start at $10. Children 7 and under are free.
Location:Pensacola, FL Date:8/8/2015-8/9/2015
#52 Delta H Con http://deltahcon.com/
delta h con We are a eight year convention in the Houston area. You may ask “Convention? What kind of convention?” Delta H Con is the budding flower of hobby Gaming enthusiasts and Anime aficionados in the southern United States. Games range from card games, to board games, role-playing games, live action role-playing games, miniatures, computer games and more. At Delta H Con you can challenge a friend or foe to a duel of wits in your favorite games. We offer a wide range of Anime programming. Voice actors, cosplay guests, maid, and cosplay shows anime rooms showing an anime selection that just might rival your own.
Location:Houston, TX Date:8/28/2015-8/30/2015
#53 Yaoi-Con http://www.yaoicon.com/
yaoi con YaoiCon is a one-of-a-kind 18+ convention for fans of all things yaoi. Founded in 2001, YaoiCon has been delighting attendees since with unique programming and a fan-centric atmosphere.
Location:Burlingame, CA Date:9/18/2015-9/20/2015
#54 Ikkicon http://ikkicon.com/
ikkicon IKKiCON LLC is a Japanese Animation and Pop-Culture Convention, held annually in Austin, Texas. IKKiCON traditionally runs for three days during the beginning of the calendar y-ear. We pride ourselves in bringing together the most amazing anime and pop-culture fans and guests to enjoy our events, panels and workshops. Since 2006, when we opened operations as an LLC, we’ve been working tirelessly to offer the best experience for our attendees, guests and staff. We are proud to be fan-run and fan-done, and will always put the community first to ensure we have the most successful convention possible.
Location:Austin, TX Date:1/1/2016-1/3/2016
#55 Sac-Anime http://www.sacanime.com/
sac anime SacAnime is the show where “Fans Come to Play”. Our philosophy has always been to provide fun, safe, family friendly environment, with top shelf entertainment at a reasonable price.
Location:Sacramento, CA Date:1/1/2016-1/3/2016
#56 Nekocon http://nekocon.com/
nekocon Nekocon is Virginia’s oldest and longest running anime convention. Spanning a decade and a half of bringing you the finest in entertainment from the world of Anime, educating it’s attendees on Japanese culture, and expanding horizons with new and innovative programming, Nekocon looks to the future with a big kitty smile! =^_^=
Location:Hampton, VA Date:11/6/2015-11/8/2015
#57 Tokyo in Tulsa http://www.tokyointulsa.com/
tokyo tulsa Tokyo in Tulsa (TnT) is a non-profit fan-based convention with a focus on Japanese Anime, Culture, and Pop Culture. With a mission of “To Educate and Build Community Through Entertainment”, Tokyo in Tulsa proves that education does not have to come from traditional sources and that even two vastly different world views can find common ground. From humble beginnings as a parking lot block party and despite many road blocks, Tokyo in Tulsa has grown each year � and 2015 is breaking records!
Location:Tulsa, OK Date:7/17/2015-7/19/2015
#58 Animethon http://animethon.org/
animethon Animethon is a Japanese Animation (“anime”) themed festival held annually in the city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We have expanded our focus beyond screening anime and now also include voice actor guests from North America, musical acts from North America and Japan, improvisation groups, as well as various related activities such as gaming, costume contests, and more. Animethon, as of 2004, is operated by the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts (ASAPA).
Location:Edmonton, AB Date:8/7/2015-8/9/2015
#59 Anime Festival Orlando http://animefestivalorlando.com/
afo AFO is a multi-day celebration of all things related to Japanese animation and pop culture held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort.
Location:Orlando, FL Date:8/14/2015-8/16/2015
#60 Fan Expo Dallas http://fanexpodallas.com/
fan expo dallas FAN EXPO Dallas is the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas, quickly growing into one of the largest events in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests! The pop culture extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans at the Dallas Convention Center for the three-day event every Spring.
Location:Dallas, TX Date:5/29/2015-5/31/2015
#61 Anime NebrasKon http://www.animenebraskon.com/
anime nebraskon Hosted at the Ramada CoCo Key Water Resort – Convention Center off of 72nd and Grover in Omaha, Nebraska. Anime NebrasKon aims to give its attendees the greatest atmosphere possible to be themselves while providing stellar customer service and a wide range of fun, unique activities – both for anime fans and casual fans. Even those who have never heard of anime should have fun at NebKon! Anime NebrasKon scientists invented the “Awesome Bomb,” as well as genetically engineering Husker Ninja, and creating the first-ever Spicy Beagle who only eats Jalapeño Cream Cheese (and as a result, could probably use its own flatulence to power a turbo jet engine). We’re crazy, creative people who like to have fun. Come join our more than 5,200 attendees!
Location: Omaha, NE Date:11/6/2015-11/8/2015
#62 Naka-Kon https://naka-kon.com
naka kon Naka-Kon is an Overland Park, Kansas based anime convention. We celebrate Japanese animation and the influence anime has had in the Midwest and around the globe by educating people from all walks of life in many diverse facets of popular and traditional Japanese culture. Each year, Naka-Kon invites an array of voice actors and manga artists who host a variety of panels and events designed to educate and entertain both current anime enthusiasts and those who wish to learn more about the American otaku subculture. We also feature exciting panels by attendees and are introducing an interactive story event. Don’t miss a moment of the fun!
Location:Overland Park, KS Date:3/11/2016-3/13/2016
#63 Sac-Con http://www.sac-con.com/
What began as a typical comic book convention has evolved into a mixture of comics, toys, anime, sci-fi/horror and all things dealing with pop culture entertainment. Our philosophy is and always will be to provide fun, safe, family oriented entertainment for a reasonable price. Where else can you go to get an entire day’s worth of entertainment for only $10.00?
Location:McClellan Park, CA Date:10/25/2015-10/25/2015
#64 ShadoCon http://www.shadocon.com/
shadocon The theme for ShadoCon this year is RETRO. So come out in your most retro cosplay and enjoy the con. We will be hosting live performances, combat shows, dance shows, an interactive ball, a hypnotists show, dances every night, we have a big outdoor area with an obstacle course, an adult sized bounce house, cosplay contest, AMV contest, guest signings, big dealers room and tons of panels. Hope to see you at ShadoCon!
Location:Palm Harbor, FL Date:11/6/2015-11/8/2015
#65 Stockton-Con http://stocktoncon.com/
stck ton con StocktonCon is coming August 8th and 9th, 2015! This year’s event is two days, running from 10am-5pm on Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sunday. The goal of StocktonCon is to raise awareness of outstanding artists in the San Joaquin Valley area – and to give attendees the chance to experience Popular Culture (Comics, Card Games, Video Games, Cards, Anime, Manga, Science Fiction, Toys, Television and Movies). It is also StocktonCon’s intention to raise awareness and funds in conjunction with the United Way and St. Mary’s Dining Room. Last year exceeded our expectations, we hope you can join us to set new records for 2015!
Location:Stockton, CA Date:8/8/2015-8/9/2015
#66 Meta Con http://metaconvention.com/
meta con MetaCon is a massive entertainment expo filled with exhibitors, guest stars, interactive events, costuming, exhibitors, artists, entertainers, and beyond. We bring together thousands of geeks for a three-day celebration of geek culture and nerd life.
Location:Minneapolis, MN Date:9/4/2015-9/6/2015
#67 Bakuretsu Con http://bakuretsucon.org/
bakuretsu Founded in 2001 by area fans, Bakuretsu Con is Vermont’s premiere anime convention! Our family-friendly event draws approximately 600 attendees, and is sponsored by The Anime Society of Vermont, a public, non-profit organization whose primary mission is to promote cultural awareness and diversity through the celebration of anime and manga.
Location:Colchester, VT Date:10/30/2015-11/1/2015
#68 HamaCon http://hama-con.com/
hama con HAMACON is Huntsville Alabama’s premier anime convention. Entering our fifth year, we are planning a fantastic event which includes all new interactive events for our con-goers. Our convention features panels, guests, video gaming and tournaments, analog/tabletop gaming, a rave featuring multiple DJ’s, an artists’ alley and dealers’ room as well as a new take on the anime viewing room experience.
Location:Huntsville, AL Date:6/26/2015-6/28/2015
#69 Animate! Miami http://www.animatemiami.com/
animate miami ANIMATE! MIAMI is an event from the team at Super Conventions, organizers of Florida Supercon. It’s also an old event, as it’s essentially the continuation of Anime Supercon / Animation Supercon under a new name.
Location:Miami, FL Date:10/23/2015-10/25/2015
#70 Matsuricon http://matsuricon.org/
matsuricon atsuricon is an annual Japanese pop-culture event that focuses primarily on Japanese animation (known as “anime”), manga (Japanese graphic novels), and video games. We also showcase both American and Japanese popular culture, due to the natural overlap of fandom from both genres. Because of our “family friendly” image, our mascots are a “traditional” Japanese family consisting of a father, a mother, a son, a daughter, and a dog. Matsuricon’s goal is to promote the cultural awareness of Japanese pop-culture through related events, special guest speakers and cultural presentations. For 2015, We are going back to our roots and going Back to the Festival!
Location:Columbus, OH Date:8/14/2015-8/16/2015
#71 Anime Festival Wichita http://www.afwcon.org/
anime fest wichita We at Wolfmoon Productions would like to give a heartfelt thank you to everyone who came and made AFW10 such a fun and enjoyable event! All of our special guests told us what a great time they had with everyone, and that they would come back to Wichita anytime!We hope to see you all next year, July 10-12, 2015, so pre-registration is available now, with amazingly low ticket prices for AFW11!
Location:Wichita, KS Date:7/10/2015-7/12/2015
#72 Aki Con http://akicon.org/
akikon Aki Con 2015 is a non-profit anime convention that will be held at the Double Tree Hotel in SeaTac Washington, Oct. 30th – Nov. 1st.
Location:Seattle, WA Date:10/30/2015-11/1/2015
#73 Anime Crossroads http://animecrossroads.com/
anime crossroads The 7th annual Anime Crossroads anime convention will take place on February 19-21, 2016 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in beautiful Indianapolis, Indiana! For three days we’ll come together to celebrate our love for eastern animation, Japanese culture and music.
Location:Indianapolis, IN Date:2/19/2016-2/21/2016
#74 Animaritime http://animaritime.org/
animaritime Animaritime is run entirely by a dedicated group of volunteers to bring you the best in anime and gaming. We’re back for our 2015 convention, and we invite you to join over a thousand of your fellow fans as we hold our event in Fredericton to celebrate all things anime, manga, gaming and much more. Expect to see special guests as well as activities encompassing a variety of events such as discussion panels, workshops, showings and tournaments.
Location:Fredericton, NB Date:6/26/2015-6/28/2015
#75 Anime California http://animecalifornia.com/
anime california Anime California will bring eSports and Anime fans together to celebrate Japanese culture, music, and animation. Join us to celebrate anime, professional gaming, music, and more. We’ll be having Anime California at the Anaheim Marriott from August 28-30, 2015. Come by to meet awesome voice actors, artists, and industry guests.
Location:Anaheim, CA Date:8/28/2015-8/30/2015
#76 Nagu Con http://nagucon.homestead.com/
nagucon This is the five year anniversary of Nagu Con! Join us for Summer Festival fun at this family friendly anime convention.
Location:Helena, MT Date:7/24/2015-7/26/2015
#77 Ryu-Kon http://www.ryu-kon.com/
ryukon Ryu-Kon is a full weekend of fun for all ages. Join us for anime, gaming, steampunk, pop culture, fantasy and the celebration of creativity. Most of all, it is 3 days to explore your overactive imagination.
Location:Buffalo, NY Date:7/10/2015-7/12/2015
#78 Realms Con http://realmscon.com/
realms con RealmsCon is a multi-media convention located in Corpus Christi Texas. If you love anime, gaming, horror, comic books and having a fun time, this is the convention for you. RealmsCon will take place at the American Bank Center.
Location:Corpus Christi, TX Date:10/2/2015-10/4/2015
#79 Ikasucon http://ikasucon.org/
ikasucon Ikasucon is Indiana’s premier Japanese animation and pop culture convention. Now in our 13th year, Ikasucon provides a great opportunity to see exciting new events, meet with guests of honor, and immerse yourself in all that the anime community has to offer.
Location:Fort Wayne, IN Date:7/10/2015-7/12/2015
#80 Tsubasacon http://www.tsubasacon.org/
tsubasacon Tsubasacon is an annual convention currently held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena and Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center. Historically, Tsubasacon started in 2004 and was held in Charleston, WV. In 2006 Tsubasacon moved to it’s current home in Huntington, WV and has grown in scale dramatically over it’s 11 year tenure while still maintaining it’s small hometown con charm. Popular large events include the Masquerade, Anime Music Video Contest, Concerts, Game Shows, and the Midnight Rave. Tsubasacon is a three day fun-filled event that offers late-night dances, video programming, gaming rooms, and many informative guest and fan panels. Many of the attendees take advantage of the opportunity to cosplay at the convention, and there are many gatherings for fans of different anime and manga series.
Location:Huntington, WV Date:10/9/2015-10/11/2015
#81 Anime-zing! http://qcanimezing.com/
anime zing Anime-zing! is a three day convention celebrating Japanese arts and the communities that surround anime fandom. This Iowa anime convention includes dozens of anime screenings, a plethora of discussions, autograph signings, a dealers hall, and group meetups for fandoms including several anime, BJDs, Homestuck, Lolita fashion, MLP, science-ficton, and video games. We’re not just about anime – we are everything Otaku.
Location:Davenport, IA Date:7/17/2015-7/19/2015
#82 Hoshicon http://hoshicon.org/
hoshicon Hoshicon is a three-day Japanese Culture, Animation, and Video Game event located at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Charlotte, NC. There is a wide range of events catering to this cultural event including shopping, panels, a game room, cosplay contest, and much more! Our goal is to provide people of all ages with entertainment and to educate our community about Southeast Asian culture. Last year, our convention ended up attracting 1,700+ attendees to the Charlotte, NC area. Please join us as we host 2015’s Hoshicon here in Charlotte, NC! We hope to see you there!
Location:Charlotte, NC Date:7/17/2015-7/19/2015
#83 Anime Banzai http://animebanzai.org/
anime banzai Anime Banzai is an educational convention focusing on Japanese anime (animation), manga (comics) and culture. Anime Banzai is sponsored by Utah Anime Promotions, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to bringing the culture, art and fun of Japan to Utah. In 2005, the first Anime Banzai was held and hosted 600 attendees, which was double what we had planned for. In 2014, we had around 5000+ fans join us, and we’re looking to have another exciting year in 2015! The goal of Anime Banzai is to bring an event to Utah where fans can come together to celebrate Japan and Japanese Culture in a fun, safe, family-friendly atmosphere. To that end, we hold our convention three days each year with panels, events, and contests that will let fans enjoy their favorite aspects of Anime and Japanese popular culture.
Location:Layton, UT Date:10/16/2015-10/18/2015
#84 NashiCon http://nashicon.com/
nASHICON NashiCon is a local homegrown con with humble beginnings as a college anime club con.
Location:Columbia, SC Date:4/8/2016-4/10/2016
#85 AniMinneapolis http://animinneapolis.com/
animinneapolis Anime Minneapolis is the second-largest anime convention in Minneapolis, with over 5,000 people converging on the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis from May 8-10, 2015. The Minneapolis anime convention features cosplay, anime, guests, dealers, video games, a rave, free ramen, artists, and more.
Location:Minneapolis, MN Date:5/8/2015-5/10/2015
#86 Pacific Media Expo http://pacificmediaexpo.info/
Pacific media xpo Pacific Media Expo is a new generation of convention for a new generation of fans! PMX brings the cutting edge of Asian entertainment to America, whether it is the newest anime from Japan, the hottest bands from the Pacific Rim, the latest street fashion from Harajuku, or the most disturbing horror films from Asia. PMX seeks to create an entertainment community for artists, industry, and their fans.
Location:Pasadena, CA Date:9/5/2015-9/7/2015
#87 EvilleCon http://www.evillecon.com/
eville con EvilleCon is an anime convention made by anime fans for fans! EvilleCon has events for teens, young adults, parents, and even the little fans! We have anime and gaming events all weekend long. Come join in the fun in 2016!
Location:Evansville, IN Date:3/18/2016-3/20/2016
#88 NatsuCon http://natsucon.org/
natsukon What is NatsuCon anyway? “Natsu” comes from Japanese word for Summer, and “Con”- well, “Con” is short for Convention. The two combine to form “NatsuCon” a summertime convention in Collinsville, IL. During the summer various conventions are held around the country – and around the world; from Defcon to to Comic Con to Otakon� The only problem is, they’re hours away! The goal of NatsuCon is to provide the St. Louis area with an easily accessible convention packed with star-studded guests, entertaining live acts, talented artists, and – of course – lots and lots of pocky! NatsuCon is an anime convention, meaning it will focus on Japanese animation, video games, manga comics, and Japanese traditions and culture. All attendees are allowed to and encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters, and will even have a chance at winning awards for best costumes in our Masquerade! If you don’t watch anime regularly, or don’t get what it’s about, or maybe even don’t know what it is, you are still welcome to join us this year at NatsuCon! With your help we’ll make this our best year yet!
Location:Collinsville, IL Date:7/24/2015-7/26/2015
#89 LouisiANIME http://www.louisianime.com/
louisiAnime Louisianime started May 8-10 of 2009, with an attendance of 865 people, at the Baton Rouge Marriott. Being on Mother’s day weekend, we quickly established ourselves as having a family friendly atmosphere, and did much in future years to encourage the entire family to come out to our event. Following that year, the company was purchased by its Vice Chairman.
Location:LouisiANIME Date:5/15/2015-5/17/2015
#90 LI-Con http://li-con.org/
li con If you have ever been to a “con” you know what LI-CON is. Here you will find people, movies, games, dealers, and assorted “geek-culture”. You’ll also find science, science fiction, fantasy, anime, monsters, and parties. There’s a lot packed in here. LI-CON is perfect to be your first convention. We have a variety of different things going on, from panel discussions to random hallway conversations, and everyone from your high school classmate you haven’t seen in years to writers, actors, artists, and scientists. There are lots of interesting people to talk to.
Location:Ronkonkoma, NY Date:8/14/2015-8/16/2015
#91 SaikouCon http://www.saikoucon.com/
saikou con SaikouCon, which means “best convention”, is the Lehigh Valley’s first and only large scale, annual anime convention. Boasting a dedicated staff of longtime Japanese anime and manga fans, SaikouCon is excited to be the only annual convention dedicated exclusively to anime, manga, and Japanese culture and pop culture in this area of Northeast Pennsylvania. The convention grew out of the now defunct, but soon to be relaunched, webzine Anime Ate My Brain Magazine; the sibling webzine to Tastes Like Rock! Music Magazine. Both journalistic endeavors fall under the newly renamed Nerdy Rock ‘n Roller Publishing, which will be growing in diversity in 2015.
Location:Bethlehem, PA Date:8/28/2015-8/30/2015
#92 Indy PopCon https://indypopcon.com/
indy pop con PopCon is a fan convention that celebrates pop culture in all forms and helps creators and artists promote their work, and grow their network. If you’re a fan of tv/movies, gaming, internet culture, cosplay, and/or comics, then you’ll find fun at PopCon
Location:Indianapolis, IN Date:6/26/2015-6/28/2015
#93 Omni Expo http://omniexpo.com/
Omni Expo OMNI EXPO is a combination of this generation’s craving for the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer and the yearning for a world with infinite possibilities. It will bring together the world of today and tomorrow, interspersed with the world of fantasy, which influences minds to believe in the possibilities of the future. The event will combine major corporate players in the fields of Electronics, Video, Games, Communications, Anime Licensing, Home Video, and more. OMNI EXPO will be the first Consumer Expo to bring all of these together under one roof. Companies will have a face-to-face experience with their direct buying demographic to show their latest and greatest Technologies, as well as letting them know what is new and coming soon!
Location:Orlando, FL Date:5/22/2015-5/24/2015
#94 SoDak Anime Convention http://www.sdcon.org/
sodak Come to South Dakota’s Premiere geek culture convention. Everything is welcome and accepted!
Location:Rapid City, SD Date:6/19/2015-6/21/2015
#95 Yama-Con http://www.yamacon.org/
yama con Yama-Con is an annual convention located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. We have an emphasis on Anime and the Japanese culture, but our convention will also have events themed around video games, card and board games, comics, and much much more. All nerds, gamers, geeks, and otaku are welcome!
Location:Pigeon Forge, TN Date:12/4/2015-12/6/2015
#96 BayouCon http://bayoucon.net/
BayouCon Great ready for the 7th installment of BayouCon in 2015. BayouCon is Southwest Louisiana’s biggest and oldest Pop Culture and Multi-Genre convention celebrating all fandoms. This year we have a lot of great things in store.
Location:Sulphur, LA Date:6/19/2015-6/21/2015
#97 Ramencon http://www.ramencon.com/
ramencon Ramencon is an anime convention in northwest Indiana. We host a lot of interactive events and panels. We also have great give away prizes before and during the convention. We have a lot of our ideas from the fans on our facebook. We want you to feel that this is your convention.
Location:Merrillville, IN Date:9/18/2015-9/20/2015
#98 FANdom Con http://fandomcon.com/
fandomcon What exactly is FANdom? FANdom is a predominately anime based convention that also covers comics, video games and sci-fi We’ll try to bring everything and anything fans want to see! Our new location at the Emerald Coast Convention Center in Fort Walton Beach will allow us to hold more events and open things up for attendees to roam around and have a great time. The recent FANdom boasted a wide variety of events including: Stand-up Comedy Performances, A Concert performed by local rock band The Offer, Cosplay Contests,18+ panels, Video Game and board game rooms, and much more. We wanted year five to be bigger and better than year three and four combined, and we feel that we succeeded with a grand total of 1,500 individual registered guests after moving to a new venue. This time around, November 6-8, 2015, we want to increase the amount of events while still giving you the classic events from years past. Year six will prove itself to be bigger and better than year five and we hope to continue this trend for years to come.
Location:Fort Walton Beach, FL Date:11/6/2015-11/8/2015
#99 Go!Daiko-Con http://godaikocon.com/
go daiku We are Go!Daiko-Con, a “fans first” anime festival. We were formerly known as Anime Detroit located in Southeast Michigan, Our convention is for fans and we want to return to the easier days of fandom with out the drama when we were all an anime community. Our convention is fan directed, listening intently to our anime community, and taking our cues from our attendees. Our management and staff are experienced with over 12 years of anime convention staffing experience,but still remember what it was like to be an attendee.
Location:Pontiac, MI Date:8/7/2015-8/9/2015
#100 KuroNeko Con http://kuronekocon.com/
knc KuroNekoCon (or KNC for short) is the first and only Anime and Japanese Culture convention in Spokane, the second largest city in Washington State. Our goal is to celebrate and share Japanese culture, with an emphasis on anime, manga, and gaming subcultures. We pride ourselves in maintaining a family friendly standard, making our convention a safe and fun environment for all ages. In 2014 we attracted over 1300 attendees and we expect to continue to grow. 2014 was our sixth year running and our second year at the Spokane Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Spokane, right next to River Front Park.
Location:Spokane,WA Date:8/1/2015-8/2/2015 

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