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Comics & Anime Conventions - January - March 2012

2012 - 2013 Calendar of U.S. Manga & Anime Events


Magic Knight Rayearth cosplay at Anime Expo 2008, Los Angeles, CA

Magic Knight Rayearth cosplay at AX '08

© Deb Aoki

What's more fun than reading manga? Going to an anime, manga or comics convention! Anime and comics conventions are non-stop fun for manga fans. You get to meet your favorite artists, animators and actors, preview the latest movies, DVDs and graphic novels, stock up on toys and comics, watch screenings of tv shows and feature films, check out some cool cosplay and doujinshi (fan-created comics and art) and hang out with your fellow manga maniacs, anime enthusiasts, and comics fans.

Here's a calendar of some of the upcoming events in the U.S. plus some select events held worldwide. See events scheduled for January - March 2012 on this page, or jump to the other months via the links below:

Want to find conventions near you? Check out this U.S. and international convention calendar with events listed by states and countries.

NOTE: Events marked with ☆ are recommended events.


January 5-8, 2012
The Blake Hotel
Charlotte, North Carolina

Anime Los Angeles
January 6-8, 2012
Los Angeles Marriott Hotel
Los Angeles, California

Taiyou Con
January 6-8, 2012
Hotel Phoenix East in Mesa
Mesa, Arizona

January 7-8, 2012
Hotel Sandestin Resort and Spa
Destin, Florida

January 13-15 , 2012
W Woodlake Hotel Sacramento
Sacramento, California

Festival International de la Bande Dessinee d'Angouleme
January 26-29 , 2012
Various venues
Angouleme - FRANCE

January 27-29, 2012
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio

January 28-29, 2012
Penn State Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania


Comitia 99
February 5 , 2012
Tokyo Big Sight
Odaiba, Tokyo - JAPAN

February 10-12, 2012
Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, Kansas

Anime Milwaukee
February 17 – 19, 2012
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee / Frontier Airline Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Con Nooga
February 17 – 19, 2012
Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Chattanooga, Tennessee

February 17 – 19, 2012
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

February 17 – 19, 2012
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

Animation on Display (AoD)
February 18-19, 2012
Kabuki Hotel
San Francisco, California

Hyper Japan
February 24 – 26, 2012
Earl's Court
London, England – UNITED KINGDOM

February 24 – 26, 2012
Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center
East Rutherford, New Jersey

Cardiff International Comic and Animation Expo
February 25 – 26, 2012
Mercure Cardiff Holland House and Spa
Cardiff, England – UNITED KINGDOM

February 25 – 26, 2012
Holiday Inn Guelph Hotel & Conference Centre
Guelph, Ontario - CANADA

MARCH 2012

Animeland Wasabi
March 1-3, 2012
Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast
Aurora, Colorado

Japan Expo Sud
July 5-8, 2012
Parc Chanot-Marseille
Marseille - FRANCE

March 16-18, 2012
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California

Anime Conji
March 16 - 18, 2012
Town and Country Resort Hotel
San Diego, California

Kawa Kon
March 16-18, 2012
Sheraton Westport Chalet
St. Louis, Missouri

Kawaii Kon
March 16-18, 2012
Hawaii Convention Center
Honolulu, Hawaii

Minami Con
March 16-18, 2012
Novotel Hotel
Southampton, England, UNITED KINGDOM

March 16 – 18, 2012
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta, Georgia

Shuto Con
March 16 – 18, 2012
Lansing Convention Center
Lansing, Michigan

March 21-25, 2012
Pittsburgh Wyndam Grand
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Anime Detour
March 30 – April 1, 2012
Sheraton Bloomington Hotel, Minneapolis South
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kitsune Kon
March 30 – April 1 2012
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
Appleton, Wisconsin

Nashi Con
March 31 – April 1, 2012
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina

Want to add your convention event to this list, or update your listing? Send a note to manga@aboutguide.com, and we'll take it from there!

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