Conventions are an opportunity for anime fans to find other people with the same interests and also an excellent way to show off costumes. There are almost 100 anime conventions held annually in North America alone. Locations are listed in the site descriptions.

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Amecon
Annual convention in Leicester, United Kingdom.
Animarathon
Annual 1-day convention in Bowling Green, Ohio. Animarathon was first held in 2003 and celebrates all aspects of anime and Japanese media.
AniMaritime
Annual convention held in New Brunswick, Canada. Features a masquerade, karaoke, video games, board games, vendor room, artist's alley, AMV contest, and art contest.
Animazement
Annual convention held in Raleigh, North Carolina, in existence since approximately 1997. The parent organization of Animazement is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Educational Growth Across Oceans (EGAO).
Anime Anime Convention
Annual convention in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Anime Boston
Annual convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Anime Boston was first held in April, 2003, and has since grown to be one of the largest anime conventions on the East Coast.
Anime California
Annual convention held in Long Beach, California. Anime California was first held in 2014 in Orange County, California.
Anime Central
Annual convention in Rosemont, Illinois.
Anime Detour
Annual convention in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Anime Detour is organized by Anime Twin Cities, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Anime Evolution
Annual convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Anime Kaiju
Annual convention in Nashville, TN.
Anime Los Angeles
Anime convention held in Los Angeles, California.
Anime Mid-Atlantic
Annual convention in Richmond, Virginia.
Anime Midwest
Annual convention in Rosemont, Illinois. Anime Midwest, organized by AnimeCon.org, was first held in 2011 in St. Charles, Illinois.
Anime Minneapolis
Annual convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. AniMinneapolis, organized by AnimeCon.org, was first held in July of 2011 at The Northland Inn in Minneapolis.
Anime NebrasKon
Annual convention in Omaha, Nebraska.
Anime North
Annual convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Anime Oasis
Annual convention in Boise, Idaho.
Anime Punch!
Annual convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Anime USA
Annual convention in Washington, DC. First held in 1999 in Crystal City, VA, Anime USA is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational convention.
Anime Weekend Atlanta
Annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia. AWA was first held in 1995.
Anime-ZAP!
Annual convention in East Peoria, Illinois. Anime-ZAP!, organized by AnimeCon.org, was first held in 2010 in Peoria, Illinois.
Anime-zing!
Annual convention in Davenport, Iowa. Anime-zing!, organized by AnimeCon.org, was first held in 2010 in Davenport.
AnimeCon.nl
Annual convention in Haarlem, Netherlands.
AnimeExpo
Annual convention in Anaheim, California.
AnimeFest
Annual convention in Dallas, Texas.
AnimeIowa
Annual convention in Coralville, Iowa.
AnimeNext
Annual convention in New York/New Jersey/Connecticut/Pennsylvania Metro area.
Animethon
Annual convention in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
AOD
San Francisco animation convention.
Auchinawa
Anime convention held in Glasgow, Scotland.
Bakuretsu Con
Annual convention in Burlington, Vermont.
Banzaicon
Annual convention in Columbia, SC.
Chibi-Pa
Annual convention in West Palm, Florida.
Colossalcon
Annual convention in Sandusky, Ohio.
Con Alt Delete
Annual convention happening in Lisle, Illinois.
Con-G
Annual convention in Guelph, Ontario.
ConnectiCon
Annual convention in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Eville Con
Annual convention in Evansville, Indiana.
Fan Expo Canada
Annual convention in Toronto, Canada.
Fanime Con
Annual convention in San Jose, California.
Geek.Kon
Annual convention in Madison, Wisconsin.
Ikasucon
Annual convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Ikkicon LLC
Anime convention in Austin, Texas
JAFAX
Annual convention in Allendale, Michigan.
Katsucon
Annual convention in Arlington, Virginia.
Kawaii Kon
Annual convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Kumoricon
Annual convention held in Portland, Oregon.
Liberty City Anime Con
Annual convention held in New York. The convention is hosted by Liberty City Anime Con Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Japanese culture, reading manga, and anime.
Manifest
Annual convention in Melbourne, Australia, that existed between 1999 and 2013.
MetroCon
Annual convention in Tampa, Florida. Typically held at the Tampa Convention Center.
Minami Con
Annual convention in Southampton, United Kingdom.
MomoCon
Annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia. MomoCon originally started as a free event on Georgia Tech's campus.
Nan Desu Kan
Annual convention in Denver, Colorado.
NoBrandCon
Annual convention in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
NomiCon
Defunct convention last held in 2000 in Bradford, United Kingdom.
Northern Anime Festival
Annual Convention held in Ontario, Canada.
Ohayocon
Annual convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Oni-Con
Annual convention in Houston, Texas.
Otafest
Annual 2-day event in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Otakon
Annual convention in Baltimore, Maryland.
PortConMaine
Annual convention in South Portland, Maine.
Project A-Kon
Annual convention in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The oldest anime convention in the US.
SacAnime
Annual convention in Sacramento, California.
Sakura Con
Annual convention in Seattle, Washington. Formerly known as Baka!-con prior to 2000.
San Japan
Anime convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Setsucon
An anime convention located in State College, Pennsylvania.
Star City Anime
Annual convention in Roanoke, Virginia.
Taiga Con
Annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Tekko
Annual convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Tokonatsu
Anime and manga event held in Bedfordshire, England.
Tokyo in Tulsa
Annual anime convention in Tulsa, OK.
Tokyo International Anime Fair
Annual Fair in Tokyo, Japan.
Tsubasacon
Annual convention in Huntington, West Virginia.
Ushicon
Annual convention in Austin, Texas.
Yaoi North
Annual Yaoi convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Yaoi-Con
Annual Anime Convention in San Francisco, California. The only convention dedicated to the Boys Love (yaoi -- m/m relationship) genre.
Yoi-Con
Annual anime convention held in Columbus, OH.
Yuricon
Organization that disseminates and celebrates yuri and shoujoai in anime and manga, and organizes occasional events.

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