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Comics & Anime Conventions - October - December 2012

2012 Calendar of U.S. Manga & Anime Events


Svetlana Chmakova draws a sketch for a fan at the Yen Press booth.

Svetlana Chmakova draws for a fan at NYCC.

© 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, 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 October - December 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.


New York Comic-Con / New York Anime Festival
October 11-14, 2012
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City, New York

October 12-14, 2012
Columbia Marriott Downtown
Columbia, South Carolina

Alternative Press Expo (APE)
October 13-14, 2012
Concourse Exhibition Center
San Francisco, California

Sukoshicon: Mobile
October 13, 2012
Ashbury Hotel and Suites
Mobile, Alabama

Armageddon Expo Melbourne
October 13-14, 2012
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
Melbourne - AUSTRALIA

Anime Banzai
October 19 – 21, 2012
Davis Conference Center
Layton, Utah

Anime Fusion
October 19-21, 2012
Ramada Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota

Aki Con
October 26-28, 2012
Hotel Bellevue
Bellevue, Washington

October, 2012
Crowne Plaza Hotel Tampa East
Tampa, Florida


Bakuretsu Con
November 9-11, 2012
Hampton Inn and Event Center
Colchester, Vermont

Pacific Media Expo
November 9-11, 2012
Hilton Los Angeles Airport
Los Angeles, California

November 16-18, 2012
Hilton Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach, Florida


Sukoshicon: Anniston
December 1, 2012
Courtyard Anniston Oxford
Oxford, Alabama

Anime Apocalypse
December 20-23, 2012
Best Western Clock Tower Resort
Rockford, Illinois

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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