Southwest Bound Anime Cons

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If you’re looking for some anime conventions in the Southwest region of the U.S. (or if you’re heading that way), then this is the page for you!

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KentokyoCon 2017: August 18-20, 2017

There’s a difference between watching the anime you love, and actually living among the fandom. If you’re on the lookout for a place where you and your friends can chill out and enjoy some anime, cosplay, and a whole lot more, then KentokyoCon is the place to be! Check out the link below to find out more! 🙂

(Link: KentokyoCon 2017)

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Anime Fest 2017: August 17-20, 2017

Looking for a fun way to kick off the last ‘Hoorah’ of the Summer? Then why not make your way down south to Dallas, Texas for a four day anime convention known as Anime Fest! You’ll be in for everything from Q&A panels, anime, cosplay, voice actors, and more! With the aura of ‘Back-to-school’ in the air, now’s the time to get the best out of your con life by heading out to this awesome four day convention, and just go geek-crazy!

(Link: Anime Fest 2017)

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MechaCon 2017: July 28-30, 2017

If you love anime, Japanese culture and Transformers, then you’re gonna love this anime convention! (Mainly because it embraces all three!) You’ll be in for some awesome treats such as cosplay, anime voice actor panels, games, dances (maybe), and a whole lot of other things that will make you ‘squeee!’ with joy! New Orleans is known for more than just its cuisine and football team, so if you wanna know what its anime con life is like, then make your way down to the bayou for an awesome good time!

(Link: MechaCon 2017)

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Hamacon 2017: June 23-25, 2017

Looking for an anime convention to kick off the first official weekend of Summer? Then you’re gonna wanna travel southwest to Hamacon in Huntsville, AL! You’ll be in for three days of paling around with your otaku friends and family, as you engage in some Q&A panels from voice actors, workshops, games, cosplay, and so much more! Fire up your official Summer weekend with a trip to Hamacon 2017, and trust us, you’re gonna have a blast! 🙂 (Link: Hamacon 2017)

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Love anime and video games? Then you’re gonna want to check out this anime convention at the Fort Smith Convention Center, in Fort Smith, Arkansas via River Valley. With this being the second largest anime and gaming convention in North America, you’ll be in for some awesome Q&A panels, live concerts, and everything else in between. If you happen to be on your way in the southwest direction for whatever reason (and we’re hoping that reason might be to find an anime con to help take your mind off of ‘real world’ problems), then you might wanna give this con a shot and see just how awesome this con really is! 😉 (Link: AK Anime Fest)

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Beckley, West Virgina…get ready for an awesome anime convention with a cause known as Causeacon 2017 (no pun intended)! This anime convention is great for helping to support the Women’s Resource Center of Beckley, but it’s also awesome for us as anime fans because we get to engage and fellowship with our fellow otaku! There will be table-top games, cosplay contests, rave parties, and Q&A panels! So if you happen to live directly in Beckley or somewhere near it, come on down to Causeacon and have yourself a geeky good time! (Link: Causeacon 2017)

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JAMPcon 2017: April 21-23, 2017

This anime convention disappeared five years ago, but now it’s making its return to the scene. (And we have you guys, the fans, to thank for that!) Chattanoogans and out-of-towners are in for an awesome good time, as you cosplay and meet other anime fans who are passionate about anime and manga as much as you are! There will be panels, games, workshops, and everything in between. The theme for the con itself is entitled “Versus”, so if you want more info about it, then click on the link and see what’s up! (Link: JAMPcon 2017)

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Star City Anime 2017: March 24-26, 2017

From the same people that brought you AniMore in Baltimore, MD comes a cool and awesome anime convention known as Star City Anime, in Roanoke, VA! If you’re a con goer who’s looking for something small yet exciting, then Star City might be the answer to your prayers. Chuck Huber (who is awesome with a capital ‘A’) will be making his appearance at this con, plus a few other familiar faces if you’re an AniMore veteran. Bottom line: you’re gonna love this con! (Link: Star City Anime 2017)

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LouisiANIME 2017: March 17-19, 2017

What’s that? You say you’ve never seen any anime cons down in the bayou? Well boy are you in for a shocker, cuz LouisiANIME is the place to be, down in Baton Rouge, LA! You’ll be in for some Q&A panels, some cosplay love, and just all out otaku fellowship with all of your friends both old and new! If you’ve never been to Louisiana or if you’ve never seen an anime con in Louisiana before, then Baton Rouge will be your number one location for the anime con that is…LouisiANIME. (Link: LouisiANIME 2017)

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Knoxville Anime Day 2017: January 21, 2017

A new year means a new season of anime cons, so we bring you a one day anime con that’s been a few places, but this year it’s destination is Knoxville, TN! Fan panels, video screenings, and raffle drawings are just a few of the perks that you’ll get if you come to this wonderful anime convention. (Plus the con itself is only $5, you can’t beat that!) So whether you live in Knoxville or somewhere near it, this con is not a bad way to go if you spend time with your anime friends, am I right? Head there and find out! (Link: Knoxville Anime Day 2017)

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Yama-Con 2016: December 2-4, 2016

The weather is getting colder and much of all the post-summer cons have come and gone, but good news anime lovers, there’s more! If you’re looking for some anime convention excitement, then you’ll find it at Yama-Con 2016, in Pigeon Forge, TN! Big names like Kyle Hebert and Johnny Yong Bosch will be there, plus 1,000’s of other anime fans just like you! You’ll be in for some panels, games, workshops, and anything that makes your otaku heart sing. Don’t wanna deal with the cold this Pre-Winter? Then c’mon down to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and have a blast! 🙂 Link: Yama-Con 2016

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Anime Blast Chattanooga 2016: November 11-13, 2016

After you’re done partying in Detroit make your way in the southwestern direction for Anime Blast Chattanooga, in good ol’ Chattanooga, TN! Chat it up with your fellow fans about everything that is anime and manga, as you enjoy the festivities and events that A.B.C. has to offer; like panels, Q&A, workshops, games, and so much more! This is one anime con that truly lives up to its motto: “By the Fans, for the Fans!” 🙂 Link: Anime Blast Chattanooga 2016

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AnimeFest 2016: August 12-15, 2016

Head southwest to AnimeFest in Dallas, TX for a four day (you heard that right), four day anime convention filled with everything that is anime! Workshops, Q&A’s, panels, cosplay, and voice actors are all that’s going to be happening at this con, so be sure to bring all your friends down to Dallas for the weekend, and geeeeek out! 🙂 Link: animefest.org

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Anime Overload 2016: August 5-7, 2016

Round Rock, TX! Get ready for an epic overload of fun, anime, manga, cosplay, and everything in between as fans set their sights on Anime Overload! Voice Actors like Tia Ballard will be there plus lots of Q&A panels, vendors, artists, dance parties, and so much more! So if you’re not doing anything the first weekend of August or you’re just looking for a place to geek out with your friends, then c’mon down to Anime Overload and bet overloaded with anime! 🙂 anime-overload.com

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Tokyo in Tulsa – Mecha vs. Pirates 2016: July 15-17, 2016

Travel southwest bound to an anime convention in Tulsa, OK, where mecha machines will collide with worldly pirates known as Tokyo in Tulsa! Everything from workshops, panels, cosplay events, and musical bands will be in the house as you make your way to the Cox Business Center in Tulsa, OK. So if you live in Tulsa or somewhere a few miles from it, grab your anime buddies and make your way to Tokyo in Tulsa for a three day event of anime awesome-ness! Who’s side are you on?

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Koya Con 2016

Guess what guys? Midland, TX is having this cool anime convention that we’ve found through our web-surfing efforts. This three day con has a lot of fun things in store for its anime fans; from Q&A panels, voice actors, cosplay, and parties on the weekends? We don’t know, you’ll have to head to Midland to find out. For more info about this amazing con click on the link below, then grab your friends and head out to Midland! 🙂 Link: koyacon.com

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Anime Austin 2016: July 15-17, 2016

Grab your friends n’ head to Austin, TX for a weekend filled with otaku awesome-ness known as Anime Austin 2016! Meet your favorite VAs (such as Caitlynn French) and head to tons of panels, workshops, and everything else in between. So if you’re looking forward to a not-so-boring weekend, then Anime Austin will fix that. We guarantee it! Link: animeaustin.com

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Anime Blues Con 2016: July 1-3, 2016

Head southwest to Memphis, TN for a weekend of anime with a strong emphasis on the color, Blue. Party with all of your fellow anime lovers with tons of stuff from cosplay contests, rave parties with EDM DJs, Q&A panels, and tons of your favorite VA’s from Funimation; Clinkenbeard, Marchi, and Rial! Want a better way to bring in the 4th of July? Head on down to Anime Blues 2016 and have the best Independence Day party EVA!! 🙂 Link: www.animeblues.com

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Sausomecon 2016: June 10-12, 2016

Fly on back to KC Missouri for yet another three day anime con experience that we found known as Sausomecon, held at the KCI Expo Center! Great panels, Q&A, movies, events, and all kinds of otaku-related fun will be goin’ down at this convention, but we’ll let you (the fans) be the judge of that! Chuck Huber and many others will grace this convention with their presence, so if you’re in the Kansas City area or close to it, be sure to stop on by! 🙂 Link: sausomecon.com

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A-Kon 2016: June 3-5, 2016

No, not the rapper, this is the anime convention (if that’s what you’re thinking). Head southwest to Dallas, TX for a three day weekend of cosplay, anime, panels, Q&A, and so much more! Todd Haberkorn and Yaya Han are just the few names that will be there this year, so trust us, you don’t wanna miss this. So if you live in Dallas; which we’re pretty sure a large percentage of you going to A-Kon this year do, check out A-Kon baby! (And the rapper too if you happen to be fans of his as well.)

Link: www.a-kon.com

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Anime St. Louis: May 13-15, 2016

Whoohoo!! St. Louis, Missouri! The Arch will be filled with hundreds of anime fans, voice actors, and cosplayers as you take a trip to Anime St. Louis at the St. Charles Convention Center! Be sure to check out all the action from panels, workshops, Q&A with voice actors, and everything in between. So if your heading southwest and happen to run into the St. Charles Convention Center, check this con out! We’re sure you’re gonna love it. 🙂 Link: animestl.com

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