Art ShowFrom local to international, amateur to professional, the AnimeFest Art Show is the place to view and purchase anime artwork, sculptures, and jewelry.
AutographsWe will host several autograph sessions each day to give members a chance to get a keepsake from their favorite celebrities.
Blood Drive - TBAWe proudly support Carter Blood Care and their efforts to meet the needs of hospitals for blood and plasma donations. Each year we designate a part of the hotel where our members can donate and help save lives.
CosplayAnimeFest's annual Cosplay events spotlight our Cosplay community and give our attendees to show off their latest costumes and perform skits. Our panel of judges will award prizes for notable costuming work and performances.
Fan Panels and WorkshopsEach year we open up a Call for Panels where fans can submit presentations, panel discussions, game-shows, workshops, music performances, and many other creative activities. Our programming team reviews these submissions and curates a collection of these to be hosted in our panel and workshop rooms. Much of our activity programming is created and run by our members.
Fan Video ContestWe celebrate fan creativity by hosting a fan video contest each year. Competitors submit their music or parody videos prior to the convention for judging. We then host a presentation and awards ceremony during the con to show off their work.
Late Night Karaoke - TBAEach night of the convention, join and sing your heart out. All levels of singers are highly encouraged. To keep everyone safe, the team will be sanitizing the equipment between singers and have sanitary microphone covers for each singer.
Industry PanelsOur industry guests including producers, directors, voice actors, artists, and streamers from the industry will host a number of panel discussions and presentations about their work and the industry. This is a great way to get to know the guests and understand what happens behind the scenes in the anime and manga industry.
LibraryA library, but for anime nerds! Come check out the collection of manga and light novels we have to borrow. We will also have comfortable seating and tables with subtitled anime showing without audio. This gives members a place to relax, sit, watch anime, and have subdued conversations like you would in a library. No photography will be allowed in this space so that cosplayers have a place to get out of character and relax for a bit. Note: badge will be required to check out any reading materials.
Video TheatersWe will have four rooms showing anime 23 hours per day from the time we open on Friday until we close on Monday. This is a great place to relax and catch a show on a large screen with friends.
GamingOur gaming has expanded so much that we've broken it off into it's own event. Admission to AnimeFest 2023 and GameFest 2023 is included with all World Fandom Memberships for one price. Both events are being held at the same venue at the same time.