This is a list of noteworthy[a] anime conventions from around the world, as distinct from comic book conventions, furry conventions, gaming conventions, horror conventions, multigenre conventions, and science fiction conventions. This list is sectioned by location, and included with the list is the year the convention was established, as well as the months or dates which the convention are typically held within. Multi-genre, comic book, furry, gaming, and science fiction conventions are not listed here.

North America

Convention City State/Province Country Month held Established
Ai-Kon Winnipeg Manitoba Canada February & July 2001
Animaritime Fredericton New Brunswick Canada July 2004
Animazement Raleigh North Carolina United States May 1998
Anime Banzai Layton Utah United States October 2005
Anime Boston Boston Massachusetts United States March/April 2003
Anime Central Rosemont Illinois United States May 1998
Anime Detour Minneapolis Minnesota United States April 2004
Anime Evolution Vancouver British Columbia Canada July 1998
Anime Expo Los Angeles California United States July 1992
Anime Festival Orlando Orlando Florida United States June 2000
Anime Festival Wichita Wichita Kansas United States July 2005
Anime Frontier Fort Worth Texas United States December 2021
Anime Los Angeles Long Beach California United States January 2005
Anime Matsuri Houston Texas United States July 2007
Anime Midwest Rosemont Illinois United States July 2011
Anime Milwaukee Milwaukee Wisconsin United States February 2007
Anime NebrasKon Council Bluffs Iowa United States October 2004
Anime North Toronto Ontario Canada May 1997
Anime NYC New York City New York United States November 2017
Anime Pasadena Pasadena California United States November 2018
Anime Revolution Vancouver British Columbia Canada August 2012
Anime USA Arlington Virginia United States October/November 1999
Anime Weekend Atlanta Atlanta Georgia United States December 1995
AnimeFest Dallas Texas United States July/August 1992
AnimeIowa Des Moines Iowa United States July 1997
AnimeNEXT Edison New Jersey United States June 2002
Animethon Edmonton Alberta Canada August 1994
Arkansas Anime Festival Bentonville Arkansas United States June 2007
A-Kon Irving Texas United States June 1990
Bak-Anime Bakersfield California United States May 2010
Castle Point Anime Convention Secaucus New Jersey United States April/May 2008
ColossalCon Sandusky Ohio United States June 2002
Con-Nichiwa Tucson Arizona United States March 2010
Crunchyroll Expo San Jose California United States August 2017
EvilleCon Evansville Indiana United States March 2009
FanimeCon San Jose California United States May 1994
G-Anime Gatineau Quebec Canada January 2009
Ikkicon Round Rock Texas United States January 2007
JAFAX Grand Rapids Michigan United States June 1996
Kami-Con Birmingham Alabama United States February 2009
Katsucon National Harbor Maryland United States February 1995
Kawaii Kon Honolulu Hawaii United States March/April 2005
Kitsune Kon Green Bay Wisconsin United States July 2011
Kumoricon Portland Oregon United States October 2003
Matsuricon Columbus Ohio United States August 2006
Metrocon Tampa Florida United States June 2003
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention Nashville Tennessee United States April 1999
Nadeshicon Quebec City Quebec Canada April 2011
Naka-Kon Overland Park Kansas United States May 2005
Nan Desu Kan Aurora Colorado United States September 1997
Nekocon Hampton Virginia United States November 1998
No Brand Con Stevens Point Wisconsin United States September 2002
Ohayocon Columbus Ohio United States January 2001
OMGcon Owensboro Kentucky United States June 2006
Oni-Con Galveston Texas United States October/November 2004
Otafest Calgary Alberta Canada July 1999
Otakon Washington D.C. United States July/August 1994
Otakuthon Montreal Quebec Canada August 2006
PortConMaine South Portland Maine United States June 2002
QC Anime-zing! Davenport Iowa United States July 2010
Saboten Con Phoenix Arizona United States September 2008
SacAnime Sacramento California United States January, April, September 2004
Sakura-Con Seattle Washington United States April 1998
San Japan San Antonio Texas United States August/September 2008
Senshi-Con Anchorage Alaska United States September 2005
Setsucon Altoona Pennsylvania United States January/February 2007
SNAFU Con Reno Nevada United States November 2010
Tekko Pittsburgh Pennsylvania United States July 2003
Tokyo, OK Tulsa Oklahoma United States July 2008
Tora-Con Rochester New York United States April 2005
Tsubasacon Charleston West Virginia United States October 2004
Ushicon San Marcos Texas United States February 2002
Yama-Con Pigeon Forge Tennessee United States December 2012
Youmacon Detroit Michigan United States October/November 2005

South America

Convention City Country Month held Established
Anime Friends São Paulo Brazil July 2003


Convention City Country Month held Established
AniManGaki Seri Kembangan Malaysia varies 2009
Anime Festival Asia Bangkok Thailand varies 2015
Anime Festival Asia Jakarta Indonesia September 2012
Anime Festival Asia Kuala Lumpur Malaysia varies 2012
Anime Festival Asia Singapore Singapore November 2008
AnimeJapan Tokyo Japan March 2014
AVCon Adelaide Australia July 2002
AzeCON Baku Azerbaijan June 2014
Comic Fiesta Kuala Lumpur Malaysia December 2002
Comic World Seoul South Korea varies 1999
Comifuro BSD City Indonesia varies 2012
Comiket Tokyo Japan August and December 1975
Cosplay Mania Pasay Philippines September/October 2008
Jump Festa Chiba Japan December 1999
Kadokawa Light Novel Expo Saitama Japan varies 2020
NAJ Cosfest Kohima India July 2013
Ozine Fest Mandaluyong Philippines April 2005
SMASH! Sydney Australia July 2007


Convention City Country Month held Established
AnimeCon Rijswijk The Netherlands June 1999
AnimagiC Mannheim Germany August 1999
Animecon Kuopio Finland July 1999
Animefest Brno Czech Republic May 2004
Connichi Kassel Germany September 2002
Hyper Japan London United Kingdom July 2010
Japan Expo Paris France July 1999
J-Popcon Copenhagen Denmark April 2000
Manga Barcelona Barcelona Spain October 1995
NärCon Linköping Sweden July 2002

Defunct and on-hiatus conventions

These are notable conventions that have at one time existed, but have either gone on hiatus for more than one year, were merged into other conventions, or have finished operating entirely. The category conventions fall under are determined by the amount of communication given by convention officials. Anime conventions disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic are not listed here unless they became defunct.

Convention City Country First held Last Held Status
AM² Anaheim United States 2011 2012 Defunct
Ani-Jam Fresno United States 2003 2014 Defunct
AnimeCon San Jose United States 1991 1991 Defunct
Aniwave Wilmington United States 2007 2015 Defunct
Anime Conji San Diego United States 2010 2019 Inactive
Anime Contents Expo Chiba Japan 2012 2013 Merged
Anime Mid-Atlantic Chesapeake United States 2001 2018 On Hiatus
Anime Punch! Columbus United States 2005 2017 Defunct
Anime Salt Lake Taylorsville United States 2012 2014 Defunct
Anime South Pensacola Beach United States 2005 2013 Defunct
Animania Multi-city Australia 2002 2014 Defunct
AniZona Mesa United States 2005 2009 Defunct
AUKcon London United Kingdom 1994 1994 Defunct
Aurora-Con Anchorage United States 2006 2008 Defunct
Big Apple Anime Fest New York City United States 2001 2003 Defunct
D-Con Dundee United Kingdom 2009 2011 Defunct
ExpoManga Madrid Spain 2001 2018 Defunct
Glass City Con Toledo United States 2009 2017 Merged
Ikasucon Fort Wayne United States 2003 2017 Inactive
Japan Expo USA San Mateo United States 2013 2014 Inactive
KotoriCon Sewell United States 2010 2020 Defunct
Kunicon Multi-city United States 2004 2005 Defunct
Madman Anime Festival Multi-city Australia 2016 2020 Defunct
MangaNEXT East Rutherford United States 2006 2012 Defunct
Manifest Melbourne Australia 2001 2013 Defunct
MechaCon New Orleans United States 2005 2021 Defunct
NashiCon Columbia United States 2008 2020 Inactive
New York Anime Festival New York City United States 2007 2011 Merged
Otakon Vegas Las Vegas United States 2014 2018 On Hiatus
PersaCon Huntsville United States 2003 2011 Defunct
Providence Anime Conference Providence United States 2008 2008 Defunct
SaikouCon White Haven United States 2013 2019 Defunct
Shinboku-con Huron United States 2007 2014 Defunct
Shoujocon Multi-city United States 2000 2003 Defunct
Shuto Con Lansing United States 2011 2019 Defunct
SoDak Con Rapid City United States 2009 2018 Defunct
Sogen Con Sioux Falls United States 2005 2013 Defunct
SugoiCon Sharonville United States 2000 2013 Defunct
Tokyo International Anime Fair Tokyo Japan 2002 2013 Merged
Tomo-Dachi Derry United Kingdom 2005 2007 Defunct
UppCon Multi-city Sweden 2001 2012 Defunct
Wai-Con Perth Australia 2004 2014 Defunct
Yaoi-Con Santa Clara United States 2001 2017 Defunct
Yuricon Newark United States 2003 2007 Defunct

See also


  1. ^ Note: A convention is presumed noteworthy if it has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the convention and satisfies the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article. Other conditions may apply.