Southbound Anime Cons

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Are you a fan of anime, cosplay, and a total otaku? Looking for some Southbound anime conventions in the U.S.? Then check out this awesome page!


Lumi-Con 2018: October 26-28, 2018

Wanna got to a place to geek out for Halloween weekend? Then the con you seek is located in our nation’s panhandle; Florida, by way of Tampa Bay. Lumi-Con is a Halloween-themed anime convention filled with cosplay from various horror/mystery type shows (and others), as well as video games, manga, and panels. You can go trick-or-treating down your neighbor’s block next year, this year come on down to Tampa Bay, cuz’ you don’t wanna miss out on the excitement that you’ll find at this con! 😉

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Ancient City Con 2018: September 7-9, 2018

With Labor Day now officially over (meaning the unofficial end of Summer), it’s time for the kids, tweens, and teens to head back to school. If you live in Florida or plan on heading in the southbound direction this weekend, then Summer doesn’t have to be over just yet! This awesome three-day anime/gaming convention is for those who are ready to end their Summer with a bang, and kick off their Fall feet-first! You’ll be in for some gaming, anime, manga, panels, and as always with every convention, cosplay. Summer doesn’t have to end just because Labor Day is over, make your way down to St. Augustine, Florida for three days of nonstop nerdy fun! 🙂


Okashicon 2018: July 20-22, 2018

Fandoms run high at this anime convention in Pflugerville, TX known as Okashicon! If you’re making your way to this con, you’ll be in for some cosplay, screenings, Q&A, panels, and more! There’sa little something for everyone at this con, so don’t out! 😉

Link: Okashion 2018 in Pflugerville, TX


Freecon 2018: March 23-25, 2018

If you live in Florida or near Florida State University, then you’re gonna love the news about this con that we’re about to share with you; it’s F-R-E-E! No membership fee, no parking fee, no cost to you! Freecon is a free anime convention to everybody, plus there’s great panels, Q&A, cosplay, anime, gaming, and a whole lot more! Give your wallet a vacation and come on down to Freecon at FSU for an awesomely good time! 🙂 Link to Con: Freecon 2018 at FSU


Pensacon (Pensacola Comic-Con) 2018: February 23-25, 2018

Are you on the lookout for a convention that has a little bit of everything? Not just anime and manga, but comics, video games, sci-fi, fantasy, and more? Pensacon (aka, Pensacola Comic-Con) is a multi-fandom convention that has everything a geek would ever want! From panels to deals at the Dealer’s Room, there’s nothing that a convention such as this would not have! Wanna get away to warmer temps this Winter? Come on down to Pensacola, FL for some fun in the sun, as well as some cosplay! 🙂

Link to Con: Pensacola Comic-Con 2018


MegaCon Tampa Bay 2017: September 29 – October 1, 2017

If you’ve been to MegaCon this year, then you’re gonna wanna check out its sister convention in beautiful Tampa Bay, Florida! You’ll see TV/Film actors from Hollywood as well as your favorite voice actors from FUNimation. This three day con is filled with all kinds of excitement from cosplay to Q&A, and everything else in between!

(Link: MegaCon Tampa Bay Convention)


Mizucon 2017: August 25-27, 2017

Mizucon is the place to be if you’re an anime fan, and Miami, FL is the place to go to end the Summer off with a bang! You’ll be in for some anime DVD screenings, Q&A panels, awesome workshops, cosplay, anime, and a whole lot more! So if you’re looking for something to take your mind off the mood of ‘Back-to-School’ shopping, then make your way down to Mizucon and nerd out with all of your fellow otaku friends! 🙂

(Link: Mizucon 2017)


MegaCon Orlando 2017: May 25-28, 2017

If you’re looking for the ultimate convention experience, then just head south towards the nation’s panhandle for the largest (more than just anime) convention in all of Orlando, Florida! MegaCon has more than just anime, but manga, video games, superhero comics, sci-fi, and everything that an otaku, geek, or nerd would want at a con! Stan Lee and Jamie Marchi aren’t the only guests that will be attending this awesome four day con, but some other big names in the industry will be there as well. Don’t miss out! Check it out! (Link: MegaCon Orlando 2017)


Florida Anime Experience 2017: March 10-12, 2017

Who doesn’t wanna spend a hot and sunny day down at the nation’s panhandle, right? Well get ready anime fans, cuz’ Kissimmee, Florida’s got your fix for all things otaku and nerdy! You’ll be in for three days of maid cafe’s, Q&A’s with your favorite voice actors, cosplay, fan panels, and a whole lot of anime and manga fun with 1000’s of others who love it just as much as you do! So if you’re looking for a way to put some excitement in your weekend, grab your friends and head on down to Florida to enjoy the anime experience! (Link: Florida Anime Experience 2017)


Kami-Con 2017: January 27-29, 2017

Are you looking for an anime convention that’s a bit more interactive? Then Kami-Con in Brimingham, AL will be the answer to your prayers! At this con; the con goers can decide the outcome of the convention as a whole through its events, which makes this one of the few anime cons who have this interactive twist. If you’re looking for something that’s different than what you’re normally used to seeing at an anime con, then Kami-Con is the one you seek. (Link: Kami-Con 2017)


Holiday Matsuri 2016: December 16-18, 2016

This is what happens when you bring Christmas to an anime convention. Holiday Matsuri celebrates Christmas and the holidays the way only an anime convention can; with cool Q&A panels, workshops, dances, and a whole lotta otaku Christmas cheer! No need to sit by the fire wrapped up in a robe this holiday season, instead celebrate the season of the year in the warmest state in the US; Orlando, Florida! 🙂 Link: Holiday Matsuri 2016


The weather’s still warm in sunny Florida, so it’s not too late to recapture some of that “summertime convention” flare. The only way to do that however, is by grabbing your friends and heading to Wasabicon! Everything “Geek” you will find here; from tabletop games, panels, Q&A, and so much more. Take a break from all the chilliness in the Fall air, and come on down to Wasabicon 2016! You’re gonna love it! 🙂 Link: Wasabicon 2016


Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016: September 29-October 2, 2016

The AWA as many would call it has a lot to offer anime and cosplay fans, so if you’re heading southbound a lil’ after September, then Anime Weekend Atlanta is the place to be! You’ll be in for some anime screenings, workshops, Japanese pop-culture, Q&A’s, and all your favorite voice actors answering your favorite questions. (And possibly doing voices of your favorite characters too!) So if you’re looking for a place where you and your anime friends can chillax like a Snorlax, head on down to the AWA! We’re sure you’re gonna love it! 🙂


Animate! Florida 2016: September 16-18, 2016

Though the Summer may be coming to a close up North, the party’s just getting started down South! Spend three days in sunny Florida with all of your favorite cosplaying pals in Animate! Florida; filled with Q&A’s, cosplay, video game battles, dances, voice actors, and a whole lot more! Summer doesn’t have to end just cuz’ the first school bell rung, so head down to Ft. Lauderdale and party like it’s July! 🙂


Anime Festival Orlando 2016: July 29-31, 2016

Sunny skies and oranges aren’t the only thing we know about Florida, they also have a large anime following too! Don’t believe us? Head over to the Anime Festival Orlando anime convention and we’ll prove it to you! Great things await you on this three day weekend; such as panels, cosplay shows, voice actors, and Q&A. So if you’re looking for a place to go and let your (red, blue, green, or any color) hair down, then AFO might be the place to go! 🙂

(P.S. Also keep the hearts and minds of everyone affected by the Pulse Nightclub attack in your prayers. #OrlandoStrong!)


Anime Mid-Atlantic 2016: June 17-19, 2016

Chesapeake, VA is home to this lovely three-day con we happened to find known as Anime Mid-Atlantic! Join your fellow manga readers, anime lovers, and video game players for the best weekend for all three, as there will be Q&A panels, Movies, and Charles Dunbar the Anime Anthropologist! So if you’re looking for a weekend to break away from the norm, and you happen to love anime and Japanese culture, then AMA might be your spot! 🙂 AMA: Anime Mid-Atlantic!


Animazement 2016: May 27-29, 2016

Want a better way to end the merry, merry month of May? Then head down south to Raleigh, NC for three days of anime n’ cosplay at Animazement inside the Raleigh Convention Center! Get ready for three days of awesome panels, late night raves, and Q&A’s with Kyle Hebert, Lauren Landa, and many others. So if you live in Raleigh, Cary, or anywhere within the triangle, come on down to Animazement! Your otaku brain will thank you. 🙂 Link:

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