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32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

The Alachua County Fairgrounds is transformed into a bustling medieval marketplace for the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on January 27-28 & February 2-4, 2018. Step back in time and cheer on jousting knights, wander through the medieval marketplace where hundreds of artisans sell their wares, witness a battle on the living chess board, partake in olde world games and rides and feast on food fit for a king. Enjoy nine stages of entertainment where the forgotten skills of full-flight falconry, gripping aerial acrobatics and old-world magic come to life. Jugglers, knife throwers and gypsy dancers add to the excitement as they fill the streets of Hoggetowne.

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!

FurtheMore 2017

FurtheMore is an annual 3-day anthropomorphic convention for enthusiasts of Anthropomorphics and the community. It is the first of its kind in the Maryland, DC & Virginia Area.

Our annual event is designed to provide education, and socialization within our community. We invite our Guests of Honor from within our community, and we showcase artists from all over the world as well as vendors. Each year we sponsor a 501(c)3 charity and raise donations to help the charity in their community. So far our event has raised $17,332.25 in total charity donations.

Florida Renaissance Festival

Travel back in time to the 16th Century at the 25th Annual Florida Renaissance Festival, coming to Quiet Waters Park, 7 Weekends February 11th through March 26th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to Sunset! Over 100 Artisans selling their wares, Over 100 Performers to entertain, Kid’s Kingdom, Entertainment and Food and Drynk fit for a King! It’s a Fun Family Event for All Ages!

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.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire – Grande Arrival

August through the end of October – Saturdays, Sundays and Labor Day Monday “Reign” or Shine! Musical performances, magic acts, fire-breathing stunts, puppet shows, Shakespearean plays and comical mud beggars are just a few of the many shows, over 90 stage shows daily, unfolding on 12 stages. Enjoy period foods, micro-brewed ales and sweet wines from 23 Royal Kitchens or shop from scores of Renaissance merchants.

Anthrocon: Roaring Twenty!

ANTHROCON is the world’s largest convention for those fascinated with anthropomorphics, which are humanlike animal characters such as have fascinated mankind since the dawn of human imagination. We are a collection of artists, animators, writers, costumers, puppeteers, and just everyday fans who enjoy cartoon animals and their kin. Membership is open to any and all who like to imagine what it would be like if animals could walk and talk as we do — and no, you do not have to wear a costume to attend!

This is a very special year for Anthrocon, as it marks our twentieth annual convention. To mark this momentous occasion, we have chosen to dub our event THE ROARING TWENTY! Bring along your spats, flapper dresses, and ostrich feathers, but keep a sharp eye out for the revenuers! This will also be the tenth anniversary of our arrival in Pittsburgh, and as always, we will be returning to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center to turn the Golden Triangle in the Furry Triangle. The festivities will begin on Thursday, June 30, 2016, and will run through Sunday, July 3, 2016.