AnniCon 2020 returns to the Anniston City Meeting Center, ​1615 Noble St., on March 1. The Asian cultures convention kicks off at 10:00 am and will run until 10:00 pm. 

AnniCon is a free one-day celebration of Asian cultures including art, music, costuming, manga, anime, gaming, food, history, and special guests. All ages are welcome to attend this annual event. There is something for everyone interested in Asian culture. 

Some favorites returning this year include the cosplay contest, the gaming room, and the viewing room. 

COSPLAY CONTEST

Dress up as your favorite character and compete for a chance to win prizes. Sign up early because there is an entry limit of 50. Once the limit is met, additional entries will be invited to join in the parade, but will not be able to compete.

There are 15 pre-registered slots available. The remaining 35 spots are open to a first-come, first-serve basis during AnniCon.  

Cosplay Contest categories include: 

  • Group 
    Made up of  two or more contestants wishing to be judged together
  • Youth Closet Cosplay (18 and under)
    50% or more altered clothes, purchased pieces, and props (i.e. what we call a “closet cosplay”) 
  • Youth Crafter (18 and under)
    50% or more hand stitch/handcrafted. (i.e. using a bolt of fabric, patterns to create a costume from raw materials, or creating a prop from raw materials)
  • Adult Closet Cosplay (19 and older)
    50% or more altered clothes, purchased pieces, and props (i.e. what we call a “closet cosplay”)
  • Adult Crafter (19 and older)
    50% or more hand stitch/handcrafted. (i.e. using a bolt of fabric, patterns to create a costume from raw materials, or creating a prop from raw materials)
  • Exhibition 
    Exhibition is any pre-made, purchased costume, or any costume that you wish to still showcase to the rest of the con without going through judging. Any age may enter. Any age may enter. No prizes will be given to exhibition.

GAMING ROOM

You’ll find a variety of games in the gaming room including board games, card games, video games, and more. Drop by to join a tournament or play a game with friends. Past tournaments have included Munchkin, Red Dragon Inn, Super Smash Bros and Werewolf.

Make a suggestion for a specific game you like by emailing gaming@annicon.com.

VIEWING ROOM

Take a break in the viewing room to catch an episode or binge a few. Shows will be playing non-stop all day!

Interested in volunteering at AnniCon 2020? Sign up HERE

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