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Anime Midwest

Anime Midwest is a three-day anime con with tons of anime events, organized by fans for fans. We have lots of cosplay events, several anime screenings, free Mt. Dew for all congoers, lots of panels, video game events, and a lot more. Our Chicago anime con will bring together thousands of fans to celebrate Japanese animation, and some other fandoms, over a three-day-long weekend.

Animazement

Animazement is about everything anime and Japan, and every year, we pack our schedule full of events dedicated to everything that makes us fans. This year will be no exception, and we look forward to bringing you a weekend packed full of events, guests, panels, video rooms, and so much more!

Anime Central

Anime Central (ACen) is the largest anime, manga and Japanese popular culture convention in Chicago and the Midwest. ACen happens once a year in the Spring (around April or May) less than 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, in Rosemont, IL.

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!

Anime USA

In 1999, a group of anime fans came together and started Anime USA, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, art, culture, history, and fashion. In 2004, Anime USA formed a non-profit educational organization to host the convention. 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.

AnimeNEXT

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.

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!

Attendees can attend a dance with 5,000 of their favorite friends and cheer while amazing DJs spin, enjoy an incredible concert, or visit the largest artist’s alley found in any US anime convention.

Central PA Comic Con

From “How To”, creator panels , writer’s panels, panels on your favorite shows, we have a full weekend of fun lined up for you!

Free Parking!

Meet & Greets with some of Your Favorite Stars!

Artist Alley! Author’s Row!

Cosplay Contests Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Entertainment!

Magic & other Card, Board and Video Gaming Tournaments!

Concessions area

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), a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization dedicated to bringing information about Japanese animation, society, and traditional and popular culture to fans everywhere.