2020 Anime & Cosplay Conventions 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

June 5, 2020 - June 7, 2020

*CANCELLED* LouisiANIME (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808 United States
+ Google Map
June 19, 2020 - June 21, 2020

*POSTPONED* Anime Blues Con (Memphis, Tennessee)

Memphis Cook Convention Center
Cannon Center, 255 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
+ Google Map
June 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020

AnimeCTX (Austin, Texas)

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681 United States
+ Google Map
July 2, 2020 - July 5, 2020

*CANCELLED* Anime Expo (Los Angeles, California)

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
+ Google Map
July 3, 2020 - July 5, 2020

Anime Midwest (Rosemont / Chicago, Illinois)

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
July 9, 2020 - July 12, 2020

Anime Matsuri (Houston, Texas)

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010 United States
+ Google Map
July 10, 2020 - July 12, 2020

G-FEST (Chicago, Illinois)

Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare
5440 N River Rd
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
July 17, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Kitsune Kon (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

KI Convention Center
333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Green Bay, WI 54301 United States
+ Google Map
July 17, 2020 - July 19, 2020

Delta H Con (Houston, Texas)

Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, TX 77042 United States
July 23, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Metrocon (Tampa, Florida)

Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
+ Google Map
July 24, 2020 - July 26, 2020

Mecha Con (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States
+ Google Map
July 24, 2020 - July 26, 2020

AkaiCon Senshi 7 (Nashville, Tennessee)

Wilson County Exposition Center
945 E Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087 United States
+ Google Map
July 31, 2020 - August 2, 2020

AnimeIowa (Des Moines, Iowa)

Iowa Events Center
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA 50309 United States
July 31, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Anime-zing! (Davenport, Iowa)

The RiverCenter
136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
July 31, 2020 - August 2, 2020

Otakon (Washington, DC)

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
+ Google Map
August 7, 2020 - August 9, 2020

Kawaii Kon (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
+ Google Map
August 14, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Matsuricon (Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
+ Google Map
August 14, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Queen City Anime Con (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204 United States
August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Liberty City Anime Con (New York)

InterContinental New York Times Square
300 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036 United States
+ Google Map
August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020

Anime Austin (Texas)

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752 United States
+ Google Map
September 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020

Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose, California)

San Jose Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
+ Google Map
September 4, 2020 - September 6, 2020

SacAnime (Sacramento, California)

Cal Expo
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815 United States
+ Google Map
September 25, 2020 - September 27, 2020

Senshi Con (Anchorage, Alaska)

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
+ Google Map
October 1, 2020 - October 4, 2020

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

Hudson Mercantile
500 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
+ Google Map
October 2, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Realms Con (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
+ Google Map
October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

Anime Fiesta (McAllen, Texas)

McAllen Convention Center
700 Convention Center Blvd
McAllen, TX 78501 United States
October 18, 2020 - October 20, 2020

Anime USA (Washington DC)

Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008 United States
+ Google Map
October 29, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Youmacon (Detroit, Michigan)

Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
+ Google Map
October 29, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Anime Weekend Atlanta (Georgia)

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States
+ Google Map
November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Kumoricon (Portland, Oregon)

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
November 6, 2020 - November 8, 2020

Anime NebrasKon (Omaha, Nebraska)

Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center
3321 S 72nd St
Omaha, NE 68124 United States
+ Google Map
November 20, 2020 - November 22, 2020

Anime NYC (New York, New York)

Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States
+ Google Map
December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

Shine Con (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Tuscany Suites and Casino
255 E Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
January 7, 2021 - January 10, 2021

Anime Los Angeles (Ontario, California)

Ontario Convention Center
2000 E Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764 United States
+ Google Map
January 14, 2021 - January 17, 2021

Ichibancon (Concord / Charlotte, North Carolina)

Concord Convention Center at Embassy Suites
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027 United States
+ Google Map
April 2, 2021 - April 4, 2021

Anime Boston (Massachusetts)

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Boston, MA 02115 United States
+ Google Map
April 23, 2021 - April 25, 2021

Anime St. Louis (St. Charles, Missouri)

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, MO 63303 United States
+ Google Map
May 7, 2021 - May 9, 2021

AniMinneapolis (Minnesota)

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
+ Google Map
May 27, 2021 - May 30, 2021

MomoCon (Atlanta, Georgia)

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
+ Google Map
June 11, 2021 - June 13, 2021

AnimeNEXT (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
+ Google Map
June 24, 2021 - June 27, 2021

PortConMaine (Portland, Maine)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, ME
363 Maine Mall Rd
Portland, ME 04106 United States
+ Google Map
June 24, 2021 - June 27, 2021

A-Kon (Fort Worth, Texas)

Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
+ Google Map
June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021

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 22, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Tekko (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 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
September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019

Cape Anime Con (Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

A.C. Brase Arena
410 Kiwanis Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States
+ Google Map
October 18, 2019 - October 20, 2019

Bakuretsu Con (Burlington, Vermont)

Hampton Inn by Hilton Colchester
42 Lower Mountain View Dr
Colchester, VT 05446 United States
November 15, 2019 - November 17, 2019

Konsplosion (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Fort Smith Convention Center
55 S 7th St
Fort Smith, AR 72901 United States
+ Google Map
January 3, 2020 - January 5, 2020

Taiyou Con (Mesa, Arizona)

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
+ Google Map
January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020

Baltimore Anime Con (Maryland)

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
+ Google Map
February 14, 2020 - February 16, 2020

Anime Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
+ Google Map
February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

LVL Up Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Las Vegas Convention Center
3150 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89109
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
+ Google Map
February 21, 2020 - February 23, 2020

Con Nooga (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
+ Google Map
February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020

FreeCon (Tallahassee, Florida)

Oglesby Union, Florida State University
75 N Woodward Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32306 United States
+ Google Map
March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

*POSTPONED* Colorado Anime Fest (Denver)

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237 United States
+ Google Map
March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

*CANCELLED* EvilleCon (Evansville, Indiana)

Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
7101 US 41
Evansville, IN 47725 United States
+ Google Map
March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020

*CANCELLED* Triad Anime Convention (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

Benton Convention Center
301 W 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
+ Google Map
April 10, 2020 - April 12, 2020

*CANCELLED* Sakura-Con (Seattle, Washington)

Washington St. Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
+ Google Map
May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020

*POSTPONED* Kamehacon (Irving / Dallas, Texas)

Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039 United States
+ Google Map
May 22, 2020 - May 24, 2020

*CANCELLED* Animazement (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
+ Google Map