Anime-ZAP! features over fifty different events every year, with hundreds of attendees joining us in our celebration of fandom. Anime-ZAP! is proud to feature more events than most other conventions in the area.
Our grand cosplay contest, aka the Masquerade, will be a fun chance to show off your costumes and hilarious or creative skits. Join in giving the audience an awesome show, or come be that audience. Participants sign up near our registration desk at the con.Learn More
Our exhibit hall includes a ton of awesome anime, video game, and manga dealers, in addition to several awesome artists who are selling their original artworks, buttons, and other creations. Dealers will be selling everything that a fan could want including costumes, pocky, DVDs, plushies, and beyond.
We have several official, amazing DJs coming to play at Anime-ZAP!, including Party Monster DJs, Lucid Beats, and DJ 0s0. We know how to break it down with awesome EDM dance music (hey, that's redundant!). Jumpstyle. Hardstyle. Techno. Trance. Maybe even dubstep? No stops in the music and no bad DJs.
Our video gaming area features 32" LCDs screens and more, with video gaming tournaments happening all weekend. We also have table top board games, card games, Magic, etc.
As a special treat, our convention holds an annual formal fantasy ball every year. Admission is free to all convention attendees with their badge/wristband. 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.
Unlike any other convention (except our own conventions), this Fabulous Date Auction is your chance to win a date to the formal ball.... or several, if you're greedy. Join our sexy 25-con veteran host emcees as they auction off fellow cosplayers to the highest bidder. Money goes towards improving the con, and 10% of all winning bids is donated to charity.
Anime-ZAP! features epic concerts every year including fantastic guests playing everything from anime theme song covers to unique shows filled with noir, rock, and tremendous energy. Everything about Anime-ZAP!'s concerts is awesome.
Anime-ZAP! has tons of panels, 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.
We are excited to feature tons of cosplay events, in addition to the mainstage masquerade cosplay competition, including photoshoots, meetups, panels, and much more. There are usually panels covering things like Cosplay 101, wigs, lolita fashion, and beyond.
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.
There are also numerous panels and events not listed here happening at the convention, ranging from panels to demos to workshops. Please check out our website regularly so that you can find a more complete list when we post our program guide closer to the convention.
These are just some of the panels we have had at past Anime-ZAP! events. More are added as attendees and special guests submit their own panels and events. Scroll to the top for information about the full schedule!