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Anime Conventions Western United States

Guest Author - Lesley Aeschliman

This article lists the various anime conventions that are held in the Western region of the United States. The states and areas included in this region are: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Alaska

Aurora-Con [Anchorage, Alaska]
Website: http://www.auroracon.org/
Aurora-Con is a convention organized by AuroraCorp. This convention features panels and workshops, a video room, cosplay, gaming, an anime music video contest, and a dealers' room.

Senshi-Con [Anchorage, Alaska]
Website: http://www.senshicon.org/
Senshi-Con includes workshops, anime screenings, an artists' alley, cosplay, an anime video contest, video games, collectable card games, a dealers' room, and more.


California

Anime Expo [Los Angeles, California]
Website: http://www.anime-expo.org/
Anime Expo includes panels and workshops, an anime music video contest, an art show and auction, cosplay, anime screenings, concerts, console gaming, a karaoke contest, collectable card gaming, and more.

Anime Los Angeles [Burbank, California]
Website: http://www.animelosangeles.org/ala/
Anime Los Angeles is a two-day convention that includes panels and workshops, cosplay, an artists' alley, an anime music video contest, screenings, gaming, musical performances, and a dealers' room.

FanimeCon [San Jose, California]
Website: http://www.fanime.com/
FanimeCon features anime screening rooms, cosplay events, dealers' room, and more.

MikomiCon [Northridge, California]
Website: http://www.mikomicon.com/Welcome.php
MikomiCon includes panels, screenings, cosplay, an anime game music video contest, gaming, dances, live music, a dealers' room, and more.

Pacific Media Expo [Los Angeles, California]
Website: http://www.pacificmediaexpo.com/
Pacific Media Expo includes panels and workshops, cosplay, an artists' market, music, karaoke, a dealers' room, and more.

Sac-Anime [Sacramento, California]
Website: http://sacanime.com/
Sac-Anime features panels, anime screenings, cosplay, an art contest, video game tournaments, collectable card game tournaments, an anime music video contest, dancing, music, a dealers' room, and more.

Yaoi-Con [San Mateo, California]
Website: http://www.yaoicon.com/
Yaoi-Con includes panels and workshops, cosplay, an anime music video contest, a fiction contest, an art show, a gaming room, a dealers' room, and more.


Colorado

Nan Desu Kan [Denver, Colorado]
Website: http://www.ndkdenver.org/
Nan Desu Kan features anime screenings, an AMV contest, guest panels, fan panels, workshops, cosplay contests, an art show and auction, an artists' alley, a concert, a dance, karaoke, video gaming, collectable card games, role playing games, a charity auction, a dealers' room, and more.


Hawaii

Kawaii Kon [Honolulu, Hawaii]
Website: http://www.kawaii-kon.org/
Kawaii Kon includes panels, a video room, a video gaming room, cosplay, an artists' alley, an art show, tabletop gaming, karaoke, a dealers' room, and more.


Nevada

Anime Vegas [Las Vegas, Nevada]
Website: http://www.animevegas.com/
Anime Vegas includes anime screenings, an AMV contest, guest panels, fan panels, workshops, cosplay contests, an artists' alley, a dance, karaoke, video gaming, a dealers' room, and more.


Oregon

Kumoricon [Portland, Oregon]
Website: http://www.kumoricon.org/
Kumoricon is a three-day festival that features panels, cosplay, video rooms, a dealers' room, and more.


Utah

Anime Banzai [Salt Lake City, Utah]
Website: http://www.animebanzai.org/
Anime Banzai features anime screenings, an AMV contest, fan panels, workshops, cosplay events, an art show, an artists' gallery, a concert, dances, karaoke, video gaming, collectable card games, a dealers' room, and more.

Anime St. George [St. George, Utah]
Website: http://www.animesg.com/
Anime St. George includes anime screenings, guest panel and fan panels, workshops, cosplay contests, an evening dance, dealers' room and more.

Fannatiku Fest [St. George, Utah]
Website: http://animefannatiku.com/
Fannatiku Fest takes place in the spring, and includes guest panels, AMVs, masquerade, dancing, and more.


Washington

Aki-Con [Everett, Washington]
Website: http://www.akicon.org/
Aki-Con includes panels, guests, contests, dealers, and cosplay. Aki-Con is an "all ages" event.

Sakura-Con [Seattle, Washington]
Website: http://www.sakuracon.org/
Sakura-Con is put on by the Asia-Northwest Cultural Education Association. This is a 24-hour convention, and it includes dances, karaoke, panels, anime theater rooms, cosplay, gaming, contests, and more.
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This content was written by Lesley Aeschliman. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Brenda Chen for details.

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