2022 Anime & Cosplay Conventions Schedule

Anime conventions are comic cons that primarily focuses on anime, manga and Japanese pop culture. Just like any expo or convention, anime cons often have panels, which are open ended discussions involving some pre-determined topic around anime and manga culture. Some events include screenings of actual anime shows that can last all day long. Another big part of anime culture is cosplay, where fans dress up as their favorite anime characters. While anime cons are not necessarily cosplay conventions, they might as well be since cosplay is a huge part of the convention culture with dedicated contests and panels to cosplay. Increasingly, comic convention goers are also getting into cosplay. Go to any comic con and you can be sure to encounter cosplay as well.

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.

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Upcoming Anime Conventions

May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022

Madman Anime Festival (Brisbane, Australia)

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
+ Google Map
May 21, 2022 - May 22, 2022

Otafest (Calgary, Canada)

Calgary Telus Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3 Canada
+ Google Map
May 26, 2022 - May 29, 2022

MomoCon (Atlanta, Georgia)

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313 United States
+ Google Map
May 27, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Anime Boston (Massachusetts)

Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02115
Boston, MA 02115 United States
+ Google Map
May 27, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Anime North (Toronto, Canada)

Toronto Congress Centre
650 Dixon Rd
Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 1J1 Canada
+ Google Map
May 27, 2022 - May 29, 2022

Animazement (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Raleigh Convention Center
500 S Salisbury St
Raleigh, NC 27601 United States
+ Google Map
May 28, 2022 - June 29, 2022

Collect-A-Con Dallas / Fort Worth (Texas)

Fort Worth Convention Center
1201 Houston St
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States
+ Google Map
June 3, 2022 - June 5, 2022

A-Kon (Fort Worth, Texas)

Irving Convention Center
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039 United States
+ Google Map
June 4, 2022 - June 5, 2022

Collect-A-Con Charlotte (North Carolina)

The Park Expo & Conference Center
800 Briar Creek Rd
Charlotte, NC 28205 United States
+ Google Map
June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022

AnimeNEXT (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

Atlantic City Convention Center
1 Convention Blvd
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 United States
+ Google Map
June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Anime Blues Con (Memphis, Tennessee)

Memphis Cook Convention Center
Cannon Center, 255 N Main St
Memphis, TN 38103 United States
+ Google Map
June 10, 2022 - June 12, 2022

Animanga (Atlanta, Georgia)

Atlanta Convention Center
240 Peachtree St Suite 2200,
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
June 17, 2022 - June 19, 2022

Arkansas Anime Festival (Bentonville, Arkansas)

Four Points by Sheraton Bentonville
211 SE Walton Blvd
Bentonville, AR 72712 United States
June 23, 2022 - June 26, 2022

PortConMaine (Portland, Maine)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Portland, ME
363 Maine Mall Rd
Portland, ME 04106 United States
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June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022

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
June 24, 2022 - June 26, 2022

SunnyCon Anime Expo (Newcastle, UK)

St James’ Park
Barrack Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4ST United Kingdom
+ Google Map
July 1, 2022 - July 4, 2022

Anime Expo (Los Angeles, California)

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90015 United States
+ Google Map
July 1, 2022 - July 3, 2022

Anime Midwest (Rosemont / Chicago, Illinois)

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
July 2, 2022 - July 3, 2022

Manchester Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Sugden Sports Centre
114 Grosvenor St
Manchester, M1 7HL United Kingdom
+ Google Map
July 14, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Japan Expo Paris (France)

Parc des Expositions de Villepinte
ZAC Paris Nord 2, 93420 Villepinte
Paris, France
+ Google Map
July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Metrocon (Tampa, Florida)

Tampa Convention Center
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
+ Google Map
July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022

G-FEST (Chicago, Illinois)

Hyatt Regency O’Hare
9300 W Bryn Mawr Ave
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
+ Google Map
July 21, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Tekko (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 United States
+ Google Map
July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022

Kitsune Kon (Green Bay, Wisconsin)

KI Convention Center
333 Main St, Green Bay, WI 54301
Green Bay, WI 54301 United States
+ Google Map
July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022

AkaiCon Senshi 7 (Nashville, Tennessee)

Wilson County Exposition Center
945 E Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087 United States
+ Google Map
July 22, 2022 - July 24, 2022

AnimeIowa (Des Moines, Iowa)

Coralville Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
300 E 9th St
Coralville, IA 52241 United States
July 28, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Anime Matsuri (Houston, Texas)

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010 United States
+ Google Map
July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Otakon (Washington, DC)

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
July 29, 2022 - July 31, 2022

Anime Revolution (Vancouver, Canada)

Vancouver Convention Centre
1055 Canada Pl
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 0C3 Canada
+ Google Map
August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Crunchyroll Expo (San Jose, California)

San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95113 United States
August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Queen City Anime Con (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204 United States
August 5, 2022 - August 7, 2022

Anime-zing! (Davenport, Iowa)

The RiverCenter
136 E 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801 United States
August 13, 2022 - August 14, 2022

Comiket (Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo Big Sight
3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku
Tokyo, 135-0063 Japan
+ Google Map
August 14, 2022 - August 15, 2022

Matsuricon Online (Columbus, Ohio)

Columbus Convention Center
400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
+ Google Map
August 19, 2022 - August 21, 2022

Delta H Con (Houston, Texas)

Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark
Houston, TX 77042 United States
August 20, 2022 - August 21, 2022

Collect-A-Con (Long Beach, California)

Long Beach Convention Center
100 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
+ Google Map
September 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Anime St. Pete (St. Petersburg, Florida)

The Coliseum
535 4th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 United States
+ Google Map
September 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Collect-A-Con Kansas City (Missouri / Kansas)

Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105 United States
October 1, 2022

MoTown Con (Mooresville, North Carolina)

AmStar Mooresville
206 Norman Station Blvd
Mooresville, NC 28117 United States
+ Google Map
October 8, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Newcastle Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Event Northumbria
2 Sandyford Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SB
+ Google Map
October 14, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Anime USA (Washington DC / Virginia)

Hyatt Regency Crystal City
2799 Richmond Hwy
Arlington, VA 22202
+ Google Map
October 15, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Liverpool Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Adelphi Hotel
Ranelagh Place
Liverpool, GB L3 5UL United Kingdom
+ Google Map
October 15, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Collect-A-Con Denver (Colorado)

Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
Denver, CO 80202 United States
+ Google Map
October 27, 2022 - October 30, 2022

Anime Weekend Atlanta (Georgia)

Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center
2450 Galleria Pkwy
Atlanta, GA 30339 United States
+ Google Map
November 18, 2022 - November 20, 2022

Anime NYC (New York, New York)

Javits Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001 United States
+ Google Map
December 9, 2022 - December 11, 2022

Cosplay Expo (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Caesars Forum
3911 S Koval Ln
Las Vegas, NV 89109 United States
+ Google Map
January 5, 2023 - January 8, 2023

Anime Los Angeles (Ontario, California)

Long Beach Convention Center
100 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802 United States
+ Google Map
January 12, 2023 - January 15, 2023

Ichibancon (Concord / Charlotte, North Carolina)

Concord Convention Center at Embassy Suites
5400 John Q. Hammons Dr NW
Concord, NC 28027 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
October 3, 2019 - October 6, 2019

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

Hudson Mercantile
500 W 36th St
New York, NY 10018 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
January 10, 2020 - January 12, 2020

Baltimore Anime Con (Maryland)

Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
+ Google Map
May 30, 2020

*CANCELLED* Yorkshire Cosplay Con (UK)

Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria Sheffield
Victoria Station Rd
Sheffield, S4 7YE United Kingdom
+ Google Map
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 26, 2020 - June 28, 2020

*CANCELLED* AnimeCTX (Austin, Texas)

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd
Round Rock, TX 78681 United States
+ Google Map
August 14, 2020 - August 16, 2020

Otakuthon Virtual Con (Montreal, Canada)

August 21, 2020 - August 23, 2020

*CANCELLED* Anime Austin (Texas)

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown
6000 Middle Fiskville Road
Austin, TX 78752 United States
+ Google Map
August 29, 2020 - August 30, 2020

*CANCELLED* Madman Anime Festival (Melbourne, Australia)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, VIC 3006 Australia
+ Google Map
October 3, 2020 - October 4, 2020

*CANCELLED* Madman Anime Festival (Perth, Australia)

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre
21 Mounts Bay Rd
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
+ Google Map
October 17, 2020 - October 18, 2020

Anime Festival Asia Online (Tokyo, Japan)

Makuhari Messe
2 Chome-1 Nakase
Chiba, 261-0023 Japan
October 29, 2020 - November 1, 2020

*POSTPONED* Youmacon (Detroit, Michigan)

Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
+ Google Map
December 4, 2020 - December 6, 2020

*CANCELLED* Shine Con (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Tuscany Suites and Casino
255 E Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89169 United States
February 27, 2021

Ai-Kon – Winterfest Online Edition (Winnipeg, Canada)

RBC Convention Centre
375 York Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J3 Canada
+ Google Map
March 12, 2021 - March 14, 2021

FreeCon (Tallahassee, Florida)

Oglesby Union, Florida State University
75 N Woodward Ave
Tallahassee, FL 32306 United States
+ Google Map
March 28, 2021 - April 3, 2021

Metaverse Anime Week

June 25, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Animaritime (Fredericton, Canada)

Fredericton Convention Centre
670 Queen Street
Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C2 Canada
+ Google Map
July 23, 2021 - July 25, 2021

Mecha Con (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113 United States
+ Google Map
August 26, 2021 - August 29, 2021

Liberty City Anime Con (New York)

InterContinental New York Times Square
300 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036 United States
+ Google Map
September 25, 2021 - September 26, 2021

Oz Comic-Con (Sydney, Australia)

Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 Darling Dr
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
+ Google Map
September 26, 2021 - September 27, 2021

*CANCELLED* Senshi Con (Anchorage, Alaska)

Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501 United States
+ Google Map
October 8, 2021 - October 10, 2021

*CANCELLED* Realms Con (Corpus Christi, Texas)

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401 United States
+ Google Map
October 22, 2021 - October 24, 2021

Anime NebrasKon (Omaha, Nebraska)

Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel and Convention Center
3321 S 72nd St
Omaha, NE 68124 United States
+ Google Map
November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Kumoricon (Portland, Oregon)

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232 United States
+ Google Map
November 12, 2021 - November 14, 2021

Empire City Con (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Sonesta Charlotte Executive Park
5700 Westpark Dr
Charlotte, NC 28217 United States
December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021

Oz Comic-Con (Melbourne, Australia)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Pl
South Wharf, VIC 3006 Australia
+ Google Map
January 7, 2022 - January 9, 2022

SacAnime (Sacramento, California)

SAFE Credit Union Convention Center
1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Sacramento, CA 95814 United States
+ Google Map
January 7, 2022 - January 9, 2022

Taiyou Con (Mesa, Arizona)

Mesa Convention Center
263 N Center St
Mesa, AZ 85201 United States
+ Google Map
February 11, 2022 - February 13, 2022

Anime Milwaukee (Wisconsin)

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
333 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203 United States
+ Google Map
February 12, 2022 - February 13, 2022

London Anime & Gaming Convention (UK)

The Rocket Complex London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London, N7 8DB United Kingdom
+ Google Map
February 19, 2022 - February 20, 2022

Oz Comic Con (Adelaide, Australia)

Adelaide Showground
Goodwood Rd
Wayville, SA 5034 Australia
February 25, 2022 - February 27, 2022

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
March 12, 2022 - March 13, 2022

*CANCELLED* Madman Anime Festival (Sydney, Australia)

International Convention Centre Sydney
14 Darling Drive, Sydney, NSW 2000
Sydney, Australia
+ Google Map
March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Triad Anime Convention (Winston Salem, North Carolina)

Benton Convention Center
301 W 5th St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101 United States
+ Google Map
March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022

EvilleCon (Evansville, Indiana)

Holiday Inn Evansville Airport
7101 US 41
Evansville, IN 47725 United States
+ Google Map
March 19, 2022 - March 20, 2022

Bristol Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel
Broad St
Bristol, BS1 2EL
+ Google Map
March 26, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Oz Comic-Con (Brisbane, Australia)

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre
Merivale St & Glenelg Street
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
+ Google Map
April 2, 2022 - April 3, 2022

Birmingham Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Birmingham Events & Conference Centre
Hill St
Birmingham, B5 4EW
+ Google Map
April 2, 2022 - April 3, 2022

Cape Anime Con (Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center
3351 Percy Dr
Cape Girardeau, 63701
+ Google Map
April 15, 2022 - April 17, 2022

Colorado Anime Fest (Denver)

Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 S Syracuse St
Denver, CO 80237 United States
+ Google Map
April 15, 2022 - April 17, 2022

Sakura-Con (Seattle, Washington)

Washington St. Convention Center
705 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101 United States
+ Google Map
April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Anime St. Louis (St. Charles, Missouri)

St. Charles Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles, MO 63303 United States
+ Google Map
April 22, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Kawaii Kon (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
+ Google Map
April 23, 2022 - April 24, 2022

Cardiff Anime & Gaming Con (UK)

Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
24-26 Newport Rd
Cardiff, CF24 0DD United Kingdom
+ Google Map
April 28, 2022 - May 1, 2022

Kamehacon (Irving / Dallas, Texas)

Delta Hotels by Marriott Dallas Allen
777 Watters Creek Blvd
Allen, TX 75013 United States
+ Google Map
April 29, 2022 - May 1, 2022

OffKai Expo (San Jose, California)

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Pl
San Jose, CA 95110 United States
+ Google Map
May 6, 2022 - May 8, 2022

AniMinneapolis (Minnesota)

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 United States
+ Google Map
May 13, 2022 - May 15, 2022

Metrotham Con (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter St
Chattanooga, TN 37402 United States
+ Google Map