Conventions

We are fortunate to be in an area that is near several great conventions throughout the year.  If you are looking for the next great con or just looking for some general information, then you have hit the spot!  Perhaps we will see you at one of these events in the future.

Animazement

http://www.animazement.org/
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC

Animazement is an annual convention that celebrates the world of Japanese visual culture through anime, manga, video games, J-rock, martial arts, traditional crafts, and more! Brought to you by fans, for fans.

Dates
2014: May 23-25
2013: May 24-26
2012:  May 24-27
2011:  May 27-29
2010:  May 28-30
2009:  May 22-24
2008:  May 23-25
2007:  May 25-27
2006:  May 26-28
2005:  May 27-29
2004:  May 28-30
2003:  May 23-25
2002:  May 24-26
2001:  March 25-27
2000:  March 10-12
1999:  March 19-21
1998:  March 20-22

Anime Mid-Atlantic

http://www.animemidatlantic.com/
Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, VA

Anime Mid-Atlantic is an annual Japanese animation and culture convention held each year in Virginia. Join us in June of 2011 for industry guests, artistic and cultural forums, music concerts, and all of your favorite anime convention events.

Dates
2014: June 13-15
2013: June 14-16
2012:  June 15-17
2011:  June 17-19
2010:  June 11-13
2009:  June 19-21
2008:  June 13-15
2007:  June 15-17
2006:  June 16-18
2005:  June 17-19
2004:  May 28-30
2003:  June 13-15
2002:  June 14-16
2001:  June 15-17

Anime USA

http://www.animeusa.org/
Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, D.C.

In 1999 AnimeUSA began as a northern Virginia convention started by fans, and in 2004 become a non-profit educational organization. Our mission is to educate the public about and promote Japanese arts and popular culture. As in the beginning, we remain a convention of fans, by fans, and for fans.

Dates
2014: October 3-5
2013: September 13-15
2012:  November 9-11
2011:  November 18-20
2010:  November 12-14
2009:  November 20-22
2008:  October 10-12
2007:  November 16-18
2006:  November 17-19
2005:  November 18-20
2004:  October 29-31
2003:  November 21-23
2002:  October 11-13
2001:  October 12-14
2000:  September 8-10
1999:  October 15-18

Katsucon

http://www.katsucon.org/
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, MD

Katsucon is a fan convention for multicultural enthusiasts and entertainment. It is an annual three-day event held in or around Washington D.C.

Dates
2014: February 14-16
2013:  February 15-17
2012:  February 17-19
2011:  February 18-20
2010:  February 12-14
2009:  February 13-15
2008:  February 15-17
2007:  February 16-18
2006:  February 17-19
2005:  February 18-20
2004:  February 13-15
2003:  February 14-16
2002:  February 15-17
2001:  February 16-18
2000:  February 11-13
1999:  February 12-14
1998:  February 27-March 1
1997:  March 7-9
1996:  March 8-10
1995:  February 17-19

Nekocon

http://www.nekocon.com/
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA

Nekocon, Virginia’s oldest and longest running anime convention, is located in the eastern part of Virginia (Hampton Roads area.) Every November the Nekocon staff pull together many enriching and entertaining activities for fans by fans, and 2012 will be our 15th year.

Dates
2014: November 7-9
2013: November 1-3
2012:  November 2-4
2011:  November 4-6
2010:  November 5-7
2009:  November 6-8
2008:  November 7-9
2007:  November 2-4
2006:  November 3-5
2005:  November 4-6
2004:  November 5-7
2003:  November 7-9
2002:  November 8-10
2001:  October 26-28
2000:  October 27-29
1999:  November 5-7
1998:  October 2-4

Otakon

http://www.otakon.com/
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

Otakon is the convention of the otaku generation: by fans, for fans; and we’re back for our 17th year in 2010!  Join thousands of your fellow fans as we descend on Baltimore to celebrate all anime, manga, and all facets of Asian pop culture!  Ever since 1999, we’ve taken over a sizable chunk of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor for a 3-day festival celebrating the pop culture that’s brought us everything from Astroboy to Yu-Gi-Oh, from the Seven Samurai to Spirited Away.

Dates
2014: August 8-10
2013: August 9-11
2012:  July 27-29
2011:  July 29-31
2010:  July 30-August 1
2009:  July 17-19
2008:  August 8-10
2007:  July 20-22
2006:  August 4-6
2005:  August 19-21
2004:  July 30-August 1
2003:  August 8-10
2002:  July 26-28
2001:  August 10-12
2000:  August 4-6
1999:  July 2-4
1998:  August 7-9
1997:  August 8-10
1996:  August 9-11
1995:  September 1-4
1994:  July 29-31

ROFCON – Ring of Fire Con

http://www.rofcon.com
Holiday Inn Virginia Beach Norfolk Hotel and Conference Center
Virginia Beach, VA

Ring of Fire Con is a multi-genre convention held in southeastern Virginia once a year to celebrate cosplay and fandom of all kinds.

Dates
2014: February 28-March 2

T-MODE

http://tmode.org/
Hilton Washington DC/Rockville
Rockville, MD

T-MODE is where Asian, western, and urban pop culture collide into a completely fun and unique convention experience. Held in the Washington, DC Metro area, T-MODE celebrates the fusion of anime, gaming, music, cosplay, and all things otaku.

Dates
2014: Cancelled
2013:  April 19-21
2012:  April 20-22
2011:  April 15-17
2010:  April 16-18
2008:  September 5-7
2007:  September 14-16
2005:  May 13-14
2004:  April 2-3

For further information and to keep up to date, check out AnimeCons at http://www.animecons.com/.

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