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If you’re looking for some Westbound anime conventions that are in the U.S. then check out this page filled with some awesome anime cons!

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Anime Pasadena 2019: April 20, 2019

Want to go to a con but don’t wanna wait in long autograph lines or deal with con-clostrophobia? Then Anime Pasadena is your alternative to the larger cons that you might be used to going to. It’ll have all of your favorites; such as cosplay, anime, manga, panels, voice actor Q&A’s, and more! No need to scare your wallet to death, take it to a wallet-friendly con filled with loving fans who are just passionate about anime as you are.

  • Anime Pasadena 2019


TaiyouCon 2019: January 11-13, 2019

For those who are passionate about anime, manga, or both, then you might wanna check out this anime con in Mesa, AZ called Tayou Con. Passionate otaku will have the pleasure of meeting their favorite voice actors, going to Q&A panels, seeing cosplay, watching anime, and so much more! If you live in the area or if you plan on going to Arizona, check out Taiyou Con and have a good time with fellow anime fans who are just as passionate about anime as you are.

  • Taiyou Con 2019


Anime Impulse 2019: January 19-20, 2019

Do you feel an impulse to find the nearest anime convention in your area? Do you happen to live on the West Coast or near the southwestern area of the states? If your answer is ‘Yes’ to both, then there’s a two-day anime con known as Anime Impulse in Pomona, CA. Even though its only two days you’ll be in for a ton of fun; such as voice acting panels, cosplay workshops, artist alleys, evening events, and so much more! If you still have enough cash left after Anime Los Angeles, stop by Anime Impulse and double-up on a dose of otaku goodness! 😉

  • Anime Impulse 2019


Anime Los Angeles 2019: January 10-13, 2019

Happy New Year guys n’ gals! 2018 brought us a lot of cons to get our geek on at, and what better way to bring in the new year then to do it all over again. It may be chilly on the East Coast, but if you’re looking for your first anime convention of the new year, why not check out Anime Los Angeles in Ontario, CA! You’ll be in for three days fun, cosplay, Q&A panels, late night dances, and so much more. Make it your New Year’s resolution to have as much fun as possible, with your fellow otaku at this awesome convention!

  • Anime Los Angeles 2019


Con-Jikan Con 2018: November 17-18, 2018

New Mexico fans, are you looking for a new convention to go to? Well Albuquerque, NM has a two-day weekend anime/gaming convention that has any and everything for otakus and nerds! You’ll be in for some Q&A panels, cosplay, anime, manga, gaming tournaments and so much more. You don’t wanna miss out on this awesome opportunity to connect with your fellow otaku right before the Thanksgiving Holiday, so come out to Con-Jikan from November 17-18, and have yourself a good time! 😉

  • Con-Jikan Con 2018 in Alburquerque, New Mexico

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CharaExpo USA 2018: November 10-11, 2018

If you guys and gals are on the lookout for an anime convention to go to in Anaheim, California this year, then you’re in luck! CharaExpo is one of the newest anime cons to ever hit the west coast, and for those who plan on attending, you’ll be in for some awesome cosplay, anime, manga, panels, voice actors and more! If you’re interested, check out the link down below!

  • CharaExpo USA 2018 in Anaheim, California


YumeCon 2018: October 20, 2018

Anime fans of Los Altos Hills! Are you on the hunt for a convention located in or near your area? Then look no further than Foothill College’s YumeCon! Here you’ll find yourself in the presence of your fellow anime fans as well as having the chance to participate in gaming, tabletop, taking cosplay pics, reading manga, and more! No need to sit in the house wondering what you’re gonna do, come out to YumeCon at Foothill College and have a ball! 🙂

  • YumeCon 2018 @ Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA


Kogata Daycon 2018: October 13, 2018

If you’re looking for something fun to do this coming weekend (and you happen to be living in South Dakota via Mitchell), you’re in luck! Kogata Daycon is exactly how it sounds; a one-day anime convention that is filled with activities, video and tabletop gaming, panels, cosplay and more! It’s a small anime convention held at the Mitchell Fairgrounds in Mitchell, South Dakota. Be sure to check it out if you’re interested.

  • Kogata Daycon 2018 @ The Mitchell Fairgrounds


Anime Fusion 2018: October 19-21, 2018

If you’re a fan of old school or new school anime titles, then this is the con for you! This convention has everything for 90’s anime fans and beyond, and this also includes gaming titles that span from classic to modern as well. you’ll be in for cosplay (both classic and modern), anime, manga, panels, and more! There’s something for every generation of anime fans, and Anime Fusion is the destination to see it in real time!

  • Anime Fusion 2018 @ The Crowne Plaza Minneapolis

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Kraken Con 2018: September 28-30, 2018

So are you heading out west to say, California? If you are, then there’s an awesome convention happening at the Oakland Convention Center called Kraken Con! Get ready for three days of pure nerdy fun; filled with cosplay, gaming, anime, panels and more! Put some fun back in your life and head out to Kraken Con, because why not enjoy hanging out with guys n’ gals who love anime/manga as much as you do.

  • Kraken Con 2018 @ Oakland Convention Center


Anime Fargo 2018: September 21-23, 2018

Want a break from the heat? Looking for some fellow otaku to meet? If you’re answer is ‘yes’ then make your way to the Ramada Inn located in Fargo, North Dakota! Fans from the Dakota’s and beyond can enjoy a three-day venture filled with cosplay, anime, manga, dances, panels, workshops, and more! Ditch the heat and cool down with your fellow fans at Anime Fargo. It’ll be awesome! 😉

  • Link: Anime Fargo 2018 @ Ramada Fargo in Fargo, ND


Shine Con 2018: August 17-19, 2018

This is the first year for this convention, so if you happen to be in the Las Vegas area, head down to the Tuscany Suites & Casinos for three days of fun, excitement, and cosplay! Although this is its first year, there will be tons of things to do; such as play in gaming tournaments, going to panels, attend anime screenings, read manga, by merch, and a whole lot more! You can find the link for this con down below.

  • Shine Con 2018 @ Tuscany Suites & Casinos


Glitch Con 2018: August 10-12, 2018

Going west this weekend? Then we’ve got a little spot for you to check out! Glitch Con is coming up at the Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville, and in it you’ll be in for three days of non-stop fun! There’s sci-fi, anime, manga, cosplay, video games, panels and more, all held at this awesome convention. Check it out! 😉

  • Glitch Con 2018 @ The Holiday Inn Springdale/Fayetteville


Radiant Northwest 2018: July 27-29, 2018

Do you live in Bellevue, Washington or plan on going there sometime around the last weekend in July? If so, then we’ve got something that you might wanna check out – if you’re an anime/gaming fan. Radiant Northwest is an anime/gaming convention with everything from voice actors, to all things games. You don’t have to take our word for it, check it out right here!

(Link: Radiant Northwest 2018 in Bellevue, WA)


Kobe-Kon 2018: July 13-15, 2018

If you’re heading to Seattle, Washington or if you happen to live there , then we’ve got an anime convention for you to check out! Kobe-Kon is going to be held at the Everett Mall in Everett, WA this year. There will be vendors, cosplay, anime, manga, and much more!

Link: Kobe-Kon 2018 in Everett, Washington


Anime-Zing! 2018: July 13-15, 2018

The weather may be hot in July, but you can chill and hang with your anime friends and family at this anime convention in Davenport, Iowa! Anime-Zing is pretty much, well…amazing! You’ll be in for three days of cosplay, anime, manga, Q&A panels and more! Beat the heat, and come out to this Anime-Zing anime convention! 😉

Link: Anime-Zing! 2018 in Davenport, Iowa


Taikai Con 2018: June 23, 2018

So this one day anime convention is located at the Mat-Su University of Alaska in Palmer, Alaska hm? Not to worry though, because this convention is going to be fun for everybody – including the family! There’s a little bit of everything at this convention; such as cosplay, anime, manga, entertainment, food trucks, and so much more! If you’re able to catch a flight out there or if you live in the area already, check out this convention with your friends, and your family. (Link: Taikai Con 2018)


OokiiSoraCon 2018: June 22-24, 2018

Do you live out west or planning on heading there? Then we’ve got a brand new anime convention for you to check out! OokiiSoraCon is a three day convention that is entering its debut year, and what better way to help celebrate its first year, than to actually head on down to it and check it out! As with every anime convention; there will be cosplay, anime, manga, panels, and a whole lot more!

Link: OokiiSoraCon 2018


Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival 2018: May 18-19, 2018

Looking for a free convention to go to? Then the Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival at Everett Community College will be the answer to your prayers! It is a free and open con to anyone who would like to attend, so bring your favorite cosplay and anime-loving friends and have yourself an awesomely nerdy time!

(Link: JAMAF Con)


Sabaku Con 2018: May 11-13, 2018

Are you heading Westbound this weekend? Then have we got a convention for you to check out! Sabaku Con is one of many anime conventions created by Monkey Paw Entertainment, and it’s held at the Albuquerque Marriott in Albuquerque, NM. you’ll be in for three days of anime, cosplay, Q&A, and so much more! Live in the area and need something fun to do with your fellow otaku? Then look no further than Sabaku Con!

(Link: Sabaku Con)


ASAHi Con 2018: April 28, 2018

Looking for something to do on the last weekend in April? If you happen to be heading westbound towards California, then we just might have something that’ll peak your interest! Antioch, CA is throwing an annual one-day anime convention that celebrates all things geeky and nerdy! There will be cosplay, anime, video games, panels and more! No need to sit around feeling bored, bring your friends out to ASAHi Con and chill out among otaku. (Link: ASAHi Con Convention)


AnimeCon Arkansas 2018: April 13-15, 2018

Here we are in the second quarter of 2018 with some upcoming anime cons to suit your fancy. This is one of them; a three-day anime convention held at the Holiday Inn/Little Rock Airport Center. As with every convention of this nature, it’s filled with cosplayers, Q&A panels, anime, video games, and more! Looking for something to take your mind off the hum-drum weather we’ve been having lately? Grab two or three of your closest anime fan friends and head on down to Arkansas for a geeky good time!

(Link: AnimeCon Arkansas)


Ani-Me Con 2018: March 17-18, 2018

Do you live in Cali? Are you an anime fan? If the answer is yes then you’re gonna wanna check out the largest two-day anime convention in Fresno, California…Ani-Me Con! Located at the Big Fresno Fairgrounds is a sea of cosplayers, anime fans, video games, panels, rave parties and more! Break away from that ‘ho-hum’ routine and grab your nearest otaku friends, and venture out to Ani-Me Con for a fan experience you won’t soon forget! 🙂 (Link: Ani-Me Con 2018 @ The Big Fresno Fairgrounds)


Naka-Kon 2018: March 16-18, 2018

Heading out West? Then look no further than Overland Park, KS for an awesome three-day anime convention packed with all of the otaku fixin’s! Legendary duo Steve Blum and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn will grace the con with their presence, so if you don’t want to miss out on everything from cosplay to Q&A, then make your way yo Naka-Kon right away! 😉 (Link: Naka-Kon 2018)


Kikori Con 2018: March 2-4, 2018

Is the weather in Arizona mild during the month of March? We don’t know. If you want to know the answer, then head down to Kikori Con in Flagstaff, AZ and see for yourself. Normally this event is held during the Winter months, but due to a conflicting schedule of another event held on the previous weekend of this convention, this con is now on the first weekend of March this year. Like with other conventions there’s panels, cosplay, anime, manga, comics and more. If you live in the area or not too far from it, come on out and enjoy yourself with hundreds of your fellow otaku.

(Link to Con: Kikori Con 2018)


Kumoricon 2017: October 27-29, 2017

If you live in the Northwest region of the U.S. west coast, chances are you’re not too far from this anime convention. (If you live in Oregon, that’s even better!) Kumoricon is the place to be if you’re looking for a fun three day weekend filled with anime screenings, cosplay contests, Q&A panels with voice actors, and so much more! There might even be some Pre-Halloween fun if you’re lucky! 😉

(Link: Kumoricon 2017 at the OCC)

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Anime Banzai 2017: October 20-22, 2017

Heading out west near Salt Lake City? Are you on the lookout for some anime conventions happening in the vicinity? Then look no further than Anime Banzai of Layton, Utah! You’ll be in for three days of otaku fun, cosplay, anime, Q&A’s, panels, and so much more! Don’t be a ‘Squidward’ and miss out on an opportunity to escape reality for a weekend, buy that plane ticket and fly your butt down to Anime Banzai for an awesome Pre-Halloween party!

(Link: Anime Banzai 2017! Utah’s Premiere Anime Convention!)


Aki Con 2017: October 20-22, 2017

Seattle, are you guys ready for a three day party filled with cosplay, VA’s, and all of your otaku pals? Then make your way to the DoubleTree Hotel for an awesome con called Aki Con! This year will be it’s 10th anniversary, and what better way to celebrate it than invite Josh Martin (Majin Buu – DBZ), Chris Rager (Hercule – DBZ), and Brian Beacock (Monokuma – Danganronpa 1 & 2) to the party! Not busy that weekend? Check this con out! 🙂

(Link: Aki Con 2017 Anime Convention)


CrunchyRoll Expo 2017: August 25-27, 2017

If you don’t who CrunchyRoll is, they’re the largest anime streaming company in the world, so much so that they have their own anime convention founded and dedicated to them. (FUNimation, it’s your turn! XP) Make your way to Santa Carla, CA for a three day expo filled with panels, exhibits, voice actor Q&A’s, and so much more! So whether you’re a hardcore anime fan or maybe you’re just getting your feet wet in it for the first time, this is one anime convention you (or your friends) do not wanna miss! 😉

(Link: CrunchyRoll Expo)


KuroNekoCon 2017: July 29-30, 2017

Although this anime convention is the first and only con in Washington State, it is by far the best one in Spokane, WA! Get ready for three days filled with cosplay, Q&A, anime, manga and gaming, all wrapped up into one awesome otaku-filled weekend! If you happen to live in the Washington State area (such as Seattle or anywhere nearby), then you’re gonna wanna check out this anime convention for yourself! Don’t forget to bring your friends! 😉

(Link: KuroNekoCon 2017)


San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival 2017: July 15, 2017

Looking for a place where Senpai will notice you? Well then your answer lies at the San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival located in where else, but San Francisco! Walk and shop inside the Japantown Malls while enjoying a great day filled with cosplay and all things kawaii. Take pictures with awesome cosplayers and have the time of your life as you enjoy the anime fan serenity of this one day convention! 🙂

(Link: San Francisco Anime & Cosplay Festival)


Anime PDX 2017: July 21-23, 2017

This anime convention used to be a one day fan fest, now it’s become a three day otaku boogaloo for all fans to enjoy! If you’re heading out towards the westbound region of the U.S. then this is an awesome con to check out! You’ll be in for three days of Q&A voice actor panels, cosplay and video games, and a great time for you and your senpai (if you get them to notice you). The fun doesn’t stop just because ‘Back to School’ is around the corner, so head out to Portland, OR for an awesome good time at Anime PDX! 🙂

(Link: Anime PDX)


Sausomecon 2017: June 30 – July 2, 2017 (Actual Date)

Don’t worry about the previous dates for this con, the actual ones are June 30th through July 2nd of this year. If you’re looking for a con where you can get your Pre-Fourth of July party on, then you’re gonna wanna make your way down to the KCI Expo Center for Sausomecon 2017! Voice actors like R. Bruce Elliott and Wendy Powell will be there, plus some other fun and exciting things like gaming tournaments, fan panels, and more! Kansas City is home to more than just the Chiefs, it’s got a otaku lifestyle side too. 🙂

(Link: Sausomecon 2017)


Anime Festival Wichita 2017: June 23-25, 2017

If you’re on the hunt for an awesome anime convention, then your answer is going to be in the Mid-Westbound state of Kansas! (Wichita, Kansas that is!) What you’ll find here will be an anime con filled with faces of fans who love anime, manga and cosplay as much as you do! Q&A panels, workshops, gaming, and so much more can be found right here at Anime Fest Wichita, so don’t miss out! 😉

(Link: Anime Festival Wichita 2017)


Cosplacon 2017: June 15-18, 2017

If you’re a lover of anime, cosplay or both, then you’re gonna love this con! Jefferson City, MO is home to Cosplacon; where anime and cosplay fans come to mingle with one another in otaku matrimony. You’ll be in for four days of fun and excitement; such as panels, voice actor Q&A’s, and a whole lot more! If you live in the area or somewhere near it, come on out and have yourself a good time at Cosplacon! We’re sure that you’re gonna love it! 😉 (Link: Cosplacon 2017)


OMG!Con 2017: June 9-11, 2017

Heading out west this weekend? Do you love cosplaying, anime, manga, and voice actors? Then make your way to Owensboro, Kentucky for a three day convention known as OMG!Con. There’s all sorts of fun to be had at this con; such as Q&A panels, tabletop gaming, video gaming, cosplay, and everything that will make an otaku weep tears of joy! Start the Summer off right with a weekend of pure anime fan fun at OMG!Con, OMG! It’s gonna be awesome! 🙂 (Link: OMG!Con 2017)


FanimeCon 2017: May 26-29, 2017

Anime Expo isn’t the only largest anime convention in California. When it comes to anime cons FanimeCon in San Jose is not too far behind. If you’re looking for a place where you can geek out with your friends for Memorial Day weekend, then grab a plane ticket and make your way to San Jose. There will be some awesome Q&A panels, video game tournaments, voice actors, music, cosplay, and so much more! If you’re a hardcore anime fan who lives in the area or not too far from San Jose, then don’t let this opportunity pass you by. Come on down to FanimeCon and see what all the buzz is about. (Who knows you might have a blast while you’re there!) (Link: FanimeCon)


Do you live in or near Seattle? Are you looking for a way to spend your Spring Break with people who love anime and manga as much as you do? Then have we got the con for you! Sakura-Con will be celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year, so what better way to break out the spring break shenanigans, then parting with other anime otaku! You’ll be in for some Q&A, cosplay, games, prizes, dances, and a whole lot more! So grab your friends and make your way to Seattle, WA for a three day anime party that will be the talk of the town! (Link: Sakura-Con 2017)


Spring is officially in the air, and so is anime convention season! Cosplay with your favorite otaku and otakettes as you make your way down to San Diego, CA for an awesome three day anime con known as Hanadoki Con! There will be Q&A panels, cosplay and anime meetup groups, anime deals in the dealer’s room and so much more! If you’re looking to get away for Spring Break with your fellow anime nerds, then Hanadoki Con is the place you wanna be! (Link: Hanadoki Con 2017)


Otakon Vegas 2017: January 13-15, 2017

Sin City is the place to be if you’re looking for a night on the town, but if you’re a hardcore otaku, then Planet Hollywood is the place to be if you’re an Otakon fan! That’s right guys, the west coast edition of the largest east coast anime con is back for another year! Get ready for a kick ass time with your friends as you dance the night away at the rave, head to some Q&A panels, some workshops, and take tons of cosplay pictures! If you’ve got a plane ticket and wanna escape the snow, then Otakon Vegas is the place to go! (Link: Otakon Vegas, Baby!)


Kumoricon 2016: October 28-30, 2016

Go west for the best anime convention that Portland has to offer; Kumoricon 2016! You’ll be surrounded by many of your otaku/geek friends who love anime and Japanese culture as much as you do. Voice Actors such as D.C. Douglass and Sonny Strait will be at this con, as well as many other exciting events including workshops, dances, and other fun panels! Kick off your Halloween weekend in the clouds at Kumoricon 2016. You’ll be glad you did. 🙂 Link: Kumoricon 2016


AnimeIowa 2016: July 29-31, 2016

Live in Iowa? Wanna find a place where you can geek out with your friends n’ talk about anime, manga, and voice actors? Look no further than Anime Iowa; where all that and so much more is goin’ down July 29-31! Legendary voice actor Steve Blum will enter this con long with the likes of Kyle Herbert, and (DJ) Greg Ayres! With a vast variety of panels, workshops, cosplay events, and Q&As it’ll be a full-blown geekdom for anime fans worldwide! So if you’re in Coralville or live near it, come on out to Anime Iowa and have some fun! 🙂


Anime Expo 2016: July 1-4, 2016

This legendary anime convention is known from the West Coast to the East, and everywhere in between! Four days of fun with anime fans from everywhere; from Dever, to Seattle! Panels, Q&A’s, Battle of the Bands, DJs and dance parties, and everything else you’d see at a con such as this. Famous faces grace this place, but you’ll have to get there to find out who they are. Looking for an awesome place to bring in the 4th of July? Grab your otaku friends n’ party at the LA Convention Center, baby! 🙂 Link: anime-expo.org


Anime Oasis SP 2016: May 27-30, 2016

Time to take a trip out west to Boise, ID for a three day convention that will send May out with a Big Bang (Attack). (Sorry, couldn’t resist. *chuckles*) At Anime Oasis you’ll find yourself on a three day venture filled with games, panels, and tons of other excitement! Maile Flanagan, Sonny Strait, and Johnny Y. Bosch are only a few of the Voice Actors that will grace this con with their presence, so if you live in Boise, Idaho or somewhere near the area, be sure to check out Anime Oasis SP! It’s anime in Paradise! Link: http://www.animeoasis.org


Bellingham Anime Convention (BA-CON): May 14, 2016

Time to head out West for another anime con we found just for you! Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is hosting the Bellingham Anime Convention (or BA-CON), and we’re sure it’s gonna be a lot of fun. (But we’ll let you be the judge of that.) Expect games, cosplay, panels, special guests, and more! If you and your friends happen to live in Bellingham or just 10-20 miles from it, check out BA-CON and see what all the buzz is about. (We actually googled this con and it gave us bacon and ham, so you can imagine how hungry we felt after researching this convention. *chuckles*) Link: bellinghamanimecon.com

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