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Comics & Anime Conventions - April - June 2012

2012 Calendar of U.S. Manga & Anime Events

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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, check out the cosplay and dojinshi (fan-created comics and art) and best of all, hang out with your fellow manga maniacs, anime enthusiasts, 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 April - June 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.

APRIL 2012

Castle Point Anime Convention
April 1, 2012
Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, New Jersey

Anime Boston
April 6 – 8, 2012
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

Anime Matsuri
April 6-8, 2012
The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
Woodlands, Texas

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention
April 6 – 8, 2012
Nashville Convention Center / Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Nashville, Tennessee

Sakura-Con
April 6-8, 2012
Washington State Convention & Trade Center
Seattle, Washington

Triad Anime Convention
April 6-8, 2012
The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2)
April 13 - 15, 2012
North Building at McCormick Place
Chicago, Illinois

Kitacon
April 13 - 15, 2012
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
Birmingham, England – UNITED KINGDOM

Anime Day Vegas
April 14, 2012
Adventuredome at Circus Circus
Las Vegas, Nevada

Anime St. Louis
April 20 - 22, 2012
Gateway Center
Collinsville, Illinois

Boston Comic-Con
April 21 -22, 2012
Hynes Convention Center
Boston, Massachusetts

FanExpo Vancouver
April 21 -22, 2012
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia - CANADA

Anime Central
April 27 - 29, 2012
Hyatt Regency O'Hare / Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois

MoCCA Festival
April 28 – 29, 2012
69th Regiment Armory
New York, New York

Stumptown Comics Festival
April 28 – 29, 2012
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon

MAY 2012

Toronto Comic Arts Festival
May 5-6, 2012
Toronto Reference Library
Toronto, Ontario - CANADA

BAMCon
May 4 -6, 2012
Crowne Plaza Pittsfield - Berkshires
Pittsfield, Massachusetts

No Brand Con
May 4-6, 2012
Plaza Hotel and Suites
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Zenkaikon
May 11-12, 2012
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks
Oaks, Pennsylvania

KimeraCon
May 11-13, 2012
Phoenix Marriott Mesa
Mesa, Arizona

LouisiANIME
May 18-20, 2012
Hilton Lafayette
Lafayette, Louisiana

Animazement
May 24 – 27, 2012
Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, North Carolina

Anime Oasis
May 24-27, 2012
Grove Hotel / Quest Arena
Boise, Idaho

Anime North
May 25-27, 2012
Toronto Congress Center
Toronto, Ontario - CANADA

FanimeCon
May 25 – 28, 2012
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
San Jose, California

DoKomi
May 26 – 27, 2012
Congress Center Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf - GERMANY

JUNE 2012

A-Kon
June 1-3, 2012
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, Texas

HamaCon
June 1-3, 2012
Von Braun Center
Huntsville, Alabama

AnimeNEXT
June 8-10, 2012
Garden State Exhibit Center
Somerset, New Jersey

OMGCon
June 8-10, 2012
Julian Carroll Convention Center
Paducah, Kentucky

SugokuCon
June 8-10 , 2012
Red Lion Colonial Hotel
Helena, Montana

AM2
June 15-17, 2012
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, California

Anime Mid-Atlantic
June 15 – 17, 2012
Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake , Virginia

PortConMaine
June 21-24, 2012
Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel
South Portland, Maine

Heroes Convention
June 22-24, 2012
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

Seishun-Con
June 22-24, 2012
Doubletree Hotel Atlanta NW/Marietta
Marietta, Georgia

NemaCon
June 23-24, 2012
Middlesbrough Town Hall
Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom

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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