Anime & Cosplay Conventions 2018 Schedule

Anime conventions is a comic con that primarily focuses on anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. Just like any other expo or convention, anime cons often have panels, which are open ended discussions involving some pre-determined topic around anime and manga. Some events include screenings of actual anime shows that can last through the day. Another big part of anime culture is cosplay, where fans dress up as their favorite anime characters.




Where can I find anime conventions near me? Right here of course. See listing below. You can also view anime conventions by state or search by calendar view.

Comic & Anime Cons: Comic Con Dates by States by Month Canada U.K.
Other conventions: Star Trek Star Wars Transformers The Walking Dead

2018 – 2019 Upcoming Anime Conventions

January 4, 2019 - January 6, 2019

SacAnime (Sacramento, California)

Sacramento Convention Center
1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
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January 10, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Ichibancon (Concord / Charlotte, North Carolina)

Concord Convention Center at Embassy Suites
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027 United States
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January 10, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Anime Los Angeles (Ontario, California)

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764 United States
+ Google Map
January 11, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Baltimore Anime Con (Maryland)

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
+ Google Map
January 11, 2019 - January 13, 2019

Taiyou Con (Mesa, Arizona)

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
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February 15, 2019 - February 17, 2019

Anime Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
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February 22, 2019 - February 24, 2019

Con Nooga (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
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March 9, 2019 - March 10, 2019

FreeCon (Tallahassee, Florida)

Oglesby Union, Florida State University
75 N Woodward Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32306 United States
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March 15, 2019 - March 17, 2019

Triad Anime Convention (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

Benton Convention Center
301 W 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
+ Google Map
March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

Shuto Con (Lansing, Michigan)

Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933 United States
+ Google Map
March 22, 2019 - March 24, 2019

EvilleCon (Evansville, Indiana)

Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
7101 US 41
Evansville, IN 47725 United States
+ Google Map
April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019

Kawaii Kon (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Tekko (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
+ Google Map
April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Kamehacon (Irving / Dallas, Texas)

Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039 United States
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April 19, 2019 - April 21, 2019

LouisiANIME (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
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April 19, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Anime Boston (Massachusetts)

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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April 19, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Colorado Anime Fest (Denver)

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237 United States
+ Google Map
April 19, 2019 - April 21, 2019

Sakura-Con (Seattle, Washington)

Washington St. Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
+ Google Map
April 26, 2019 - April 28, 2019

LVL Up Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
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May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019

Anime St. Louis (St. Charles, Missouri)

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, MO 63303 United States
+ Google Map
May 23, 2019 - May 26, 2019

MomoCon (Atlanta, Georgia)

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
+ Google Map
May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

AniMinneapolis (Minnesota)

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
+ Google Map
May 24, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Animazement (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
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June 6, 2019 - June 9, 2019

A-Kon (Fort Worth, Texas)

Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
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June 7, 2019 - June 9, 2019

AnimeNEXT (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
+ Google Map
June 13, 2019 - June 16, 2019

Anime Matsuri (Houston, Texas)

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010 United States
+ Google Map
June 27, 2019 - June 30, 2019

PortConMaine (Portland, Maine)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, ME
363 Maine Mall Rd
Portland, ME 04106 United States
+ Google Map
June 28, 2019 - June 30, 2019

AnimeCTX (Austin, Texas)

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681 United States
+ Google Map
July 4, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Anime Expo (Los Angeles, California)

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
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July 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Anime Midwest (Rosemont / Chicago, Illinois)

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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July 5, 2019 - July 7, 2019

Cosplay America (Raleigh / Durham, North Carolina)

Embassy Suites by Hilton Raleigh Durham Research Triangle
201 Harrison Oaks Blvd
Cary, NC 27513 United States
+ Google Map
July 11, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Metrocon (Tampa, Florida)

Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
+ Google Map
July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

Anime Blues Con (Memphis, Tennessee)

Memphis Cook Convention Center
Cannon Center, 255 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
+ Google Map
July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2019

G-FEST (Chicago, Illinois)

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
5440 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Mecha Con (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States
+ Google Map
July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019

AkaiCon Senshi 7 (Nashville, Tennessee)

Wilson County Exposition Center
945 E Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087 United States
+ Google Map
July 26, 2019 - July 28, 2019

Otakon (Washington, DC)

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
+ Google Map
August 16, 2019 - August 19, 2019

Anime Austin (Texas)

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752 United States
+ Google Map
August 16, 2019 - August 18, 2019

Matsuricon (Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
+ Google Map
October 31, 2019 - November 3, 2019

Anime Weekend Atlanta (Georgia)

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States
+ Google Map

Past Anime Conventions

June 15, 2018 - June 17, 2018

Anime Mid-Atlantic (Norfolk, Virginia)

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510 United States
+ Google Map
July 20, 2018 - July 22, 2018

Kitsune Kon (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

KI Convention Center
333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Green Bay, WI 54301 United States
+ Google Map
August 17, 2018 - August 19, 2018

Liberty City Anime Con (New York)

Marriott Marquis Times Square
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036 United States
+ Google Map
September 1, 2018 - September 3, 2018

Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose, California)

San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
+ Google Map
September 21, 2018 - September 23, 2018

Senshi Con (Anchorage, Alaska)

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
+ Google Map
September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Konsplosion (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Fort Smith Convention Center
55 S 7th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
+ Google Map
September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018

Realms Con (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
+ Google Map
October 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018

Anime Fest @ NYCC Anime Expo (New York, New York)

Pier 94
711 12th Ave
New York, NY 10019 United States
+ Google Map
October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Anime USA (Washington DC)

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
+ Google Map
October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Kumoricon (Portland, Oregon)

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
November 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Youmacon (Detroit, Michigan)

Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
+ Google Map
November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

Anime NebrasKon (Omaha, Nebraska)

Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center
3321 S 72nd St
Omaha, NE 68124 United States
+ Google Map
November 10, 2018

Hamacon (Huntsville, Alabama)

Von Braun Center
700 Monroe St SW
Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
+ Google Map
November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Anime NYC (New York, New York)

Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States
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