Events

Full schedule: Panel Descriptions | Schedule Grid

The complete schedule is published about 3-4 weeks before the convention. Here are some of the great events to expect.

Masquerade

Masquerade

Our masquerade will be the best opportunity to show off your costumes and see some awesome, talented people. We have experienced costuming judges, and excellent competitors. We do everything we can to make your costumes look excellent on stage.

Online signup is available when the con is between 60 and 10 days from now. You can sign up at the con until we're full.
Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

Our exhibit hall will feature some of the most awesome vendors ever, with tons of anime swag to take home. Dealers will be selling everything you can imagine, from costumes and corsets to pocky and DVDs, you'll be able to find some awesome stuff in our dealers room.

Video Games

Video Games

Our video gaming area features tons of big LCDs screens, game consoles, and more, with gaming tournaments happening all weekend. You can compete in tournaments centered around the latest console games and more.

Tournament Information

Rave Dance

Friday & Saturday Epic Dances

We have several official, amazing DJs in our guest DJ lineup, featuring Greg Ayres, and DJ Oso. We know how to break it down with awesome EDM dance music (hey, that's redundant!). Jumpstyle. Hardstyle. Techno. Trance. Maybe even dubstep? (If that's still cool by then). No stops and no bad DJs.

Formal Ball

Formal Fantasy Cosplay Ball

As a special treat, our convention holds an annual fantasy ball. Admission is free to convention attendees with a badge. In addition, we will have professional formal dance lessons before the event begins, taught by an experienced dance instructor. For those without dates, we will even have our very own Date Auction on Friday afternoon, before the ball. Semi-formal outfits and above required for this exciting featured event.

Date Auction

AnimeCon.org's Fabulous Date Auction

Unrivaled by any other convention, Dante's Fabulous Date Auction is your chance to win a date to the formal ball.... or several, if you're greedy. Join our sexy 15-con veteran host Dantes as they auction off other cosplayers to the highest bidder. Money goes towards improving the con, and 10% of all winning bids is donated to charity.

Panels

Panels

Kanpai!Con will feature fan-run panels on a whole host of topics submitted and created by attendees like you. Talk about favorite shows, compete in homemade game shows, learn stuff, and more! Everything you love, from Lolita and Dolls, to Homestuck and Pokemon, we'll have it. Want to run a panel? Go to the event submission form.

Cosplay

Cosplay

We are excited to feature tons of cosplay events, in addition to the mainstage masquerade cosplay competition, including photoshoots, meetups, panels, and much more. Join your friends and celebrate your favorite characters in costume.


Masquerade Rules | Online signup is available when the con is between 60 and 10 days from now. You can sign up at the con until we're full.
Meetups

Meetups

Meetup with people who like the same stuff as you. Whether it's Ball Jointed Dolls, Lolita Fashion, Kingdom Hearts, J-Pop, or whatever, you'll make friends here.

Autographs

Autographs

We have a ton of awesome guests and of course you can have their autograph. Autographs from most of our special guests are free, so bring your favorite DVD to get signed (no bootlegs, please).

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