AniMinneapolis provides you with a safe, exciting, fun place to make friends with people who share the same interests, as you participate in your choice of hundreds of different events. Over three days you can cosplay (optional), attend big events like concerts/dances/contests, play video games, and buy anime stuff. Because you'll be doing this among thousands of other anime fans, you're likely to meet a few cool people who like the same things and enjoy them together. Or, if you're a loner, we have some of the most epic event experiences you can imagine - exciting concerts, autograph sessions, hilarious panels and events, and much more.
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5000 anime fans came last year.
Register right now for $49.00.
Super-low full 3-day price.
You can register online, or at the convention.
The convention dates: May 24 - 26, 2019
One day only: $40.
Online registration benefits:
- Make sure you have a badge before we run out.
- Faster check-in at the convention.
- We invite more guests as more people register.
What does my registration money go towards?
Your registration fees go towards making the best convention possible. Our largest expenses every year include paying for the hotel in which to hold the convention, and the special guests that highlight the convention (including flights, meals, and hotel rooms). We use it to get our full-color 8.5"x11" program guides, plastic card badges, and pay for the technology that we rent or buy every year (computers for registration, projectors for video rooms).
What are platinum badges?
Platinum badges get you first-in-line privileges at these events: Steam Powered Giraffe Concert, The Fantasy Ball, Each Nights Rave Dance. See more.
When should I pre-register?
The sooner you register, the lower the admission price you pay. Online pre-registration is a very easy and quick way to pay. Many people register as early as possible to save as much as they can, but some also wait until they can be certain they know that they are able to attend the convention. We recommend registering as early as you can, because your early registration helps us plan a bigger and better weekend.
What do I get for registering?
Your registration gives you access to the entire anamazing convention, which includes a weekend of over 50 different events, access to our massive exhibit hall, access to our video screening rooms, access to our video gaming room, and access to everything else. At this time, none of the events cost extra to attend - any exceptions will be noted in the event description (though it goes without saying that you can buy things in the dealers room or one of our auction events). Your registration pays for the special guests of honor you can meet, technology, program books, equipment, and everything that goes into putting an entire weekend of events together. Every con event has a lot of costs such as renting the venue, renting equipment, microphones, projectors, program guides, safety staff, and your registrations make these individual events in the convention possible.
Can I register by mail?
The only way to register is online. Online registration is much faster, and more secure, and your data is instantly entered into our registration database. HOWEVER, if you are with a school group of 10+ people and the only way you can register is with a paper check, contact us for help and we'll take care of you.
What is a badge?
A badge is a plastic/paper card with your name and registration ticket number that lets you into convention events. You can pick up this badge, with a lanyard to wear it, at the registration desk when you get to the convention. The conference badge grants access to all events of the convention, but use of the badge is subject to all terms, conditions, and rules of the convention. Attending is a privilege, and badges can be revoked without refund for violation of the rules at any time by convention staff.
What should my "badge name" be?
A "badge name" is the name we print on your badge. Many people choose their character or cosplay names, or use their real names. Some people choose to use just their first names. Please limit your badge name to less than 20 characters. Space for us to print your name on the badge is limited.
Is there a group discount?
Yes, when 10 people or more register as a group (such as an anime club) you can get 10% off the current registration price per person. This happens automatically! Simply add ten people who are over 13 years old, and you'll see the discount applied. All ten registrations must be paid for together online with a credit card using the same account (or with an official school check for school groups). Email with questions.
Is there a discount for children?
Yes. Children from 7 to 12 can get a weekend badge for $10 off the price for adults, but children under 13 must be accompanied by a supervisory adult who also purchases a badge at the full adult weekend price (max 2 children per adult). This can be done online or at the door, but they must be purchased at the same time (not separately, ever). The single day price for children is the same as for adults, there is no discount for single day registration for children. Children under 7 are admitted free with the purchase of an adult registration. Children under 7 do not need to buy a badge or register. Children under 13 must be with an adult at all times.
Can I bring my mom or grandma?
Yes! They need a badge to enter convention space, but to make it easier we give you an automatic $5 discount to anyone over 40 registering with at least two relatives under 18. This discount is only valid online on weekend badges, and only if you register together.
Is there a discount for educators or teachers?
To make it easier for school groups to attend, teachers, or other licensed educators who are chaperoning a school group, can register for our convention for free by emailing us at least 35 days before the convention. We encourage groups to bring their teachers. Unfortunately since our convention reaches such a wide audience, only those individuals employed by a school/university/etc at least half-time are eligible for free admission.
Where do I get my badge?
You must pick up your badge (or register) at the registration desk, they will not be mailed. We request that you provide photo ID if you have pre-registered. There will be separate lines for pre-registration and at-con registration, please be sure to find the correct line.
How do I get registration confirmation?
We will email you with confirmation of your registration soon after registering, in most cases. Please save your PayPal receipt, as it can also serve as confirmation of your registration. You only need your ID to pick up your badge, you don't need your email (though it may speed up the process).
I pre-registered and can't make it this year, can I get a refund?
We try to have a generous refund policy. We can send you a refund, minus a $5 fee each, if the refund is requested soon enough after registering, but not when the convention is too close. We do not allow badges to be resold, given away, or otherwise transferred to other individuals. See the complete policy.
Why should I pre-register?
Pre-registration helps us estimate the number of attendees we will have, and it helps us pay for things in advance. If you pre-register, we can invite more guests, buy more food for our ConSweet if we have one, plan more entertainment, and a lot more. Oh, and you save money.
What do my convention registration costs go towards?
Your registration payments are used for a number of purposes to facilitate holding the convention, such as paying the hotel or convention center, bringing in VIP guests of honor, screenings of anime, and getting equipment used during the convention. Early registration gets a discount, as we are often able to lower costs when we can more accurately estimate the number of people attending in advance. Your registration fees also help us put a large number of hours each week into planning the event.
What if I have questions about other things?
If your question is not answered, please check our website for a section that may answer your question. Only if you can not find the answer online, you should contact us.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403
We are excited to bring AniMinneapolis to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, in the heart of downtown. We are happy to have a lot of two-bed rooms for this year! Some highlights from this hotel include:
- A low rate of only $115 per night for a two-bed room. This means you can fit at least four of your friends together for cheap!
- A ton of event space to make the best convention ever, so that we can hold more awesome events like Karaoke and table top gaming in addition to a new massive exhibit hall.
- Our ConSweet, which includes free ramen, rice, and soda. Attendees will have access to free ramen and soda all weekend, as part of their admission.
- Keep in mind parking is $24 per day. Unfortunately parking is not owned by the hotel so we can't get a bigger discount.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
Please Remember. Get your room early to make sure to get one at the low group rate!
M-F 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.**
Sat 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.**
Sun Noon - 6 p.m.**
**Note: We have been told that the skywalk will be open until 1am during our convention. However we can not be 100% certain as this relies on several different venues remembering to keep their section open during that time.
Overflow / Discounted ParkingParking at the con venue is $24/day. Due to incredibly high demand and ticket sales in 2017, we have found expanded parking options exclusively for AniMinneapolis attendees. Click here to reserve parking downtown with ParkWhiz.
Overflow Parking Location
727 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
** Connected to the Walker Art Center
Optional walking distance: 15 minutes through Loring Park
Price: $7 per 24 hours.
Other Parking Options
These are the main parking options most attendees utilize.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis's Loring Ramp: $24/day
Millennium Hotel: $21/day
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Raised on generous helpings of wacky cartoons, this Southern blonde goofball works in the animation industry as an actor, writer, and director. With over 150 animation and video game roles under her belt, plus writing and directing, she is well trained in the art of not sleeping!
Most recently, Tia has been announced as Rinko Yamato in the hit show “My Love Story”. A few other roles include: Happy the Cat (Fairy Tail), Nanami (Kamisama Kiss), Beast (Black Butler: Book of Circus), Yoshino/Yoshinon (Date A Live), Hannah (Attack on Titan), Marron, misc (Dragon Ball Z, Kai, Xenoverse), Aligura (Blood Blockade Battlefront), Amira (Rage of Bahamut), Miss Becky (No-Rin), Tifa Lockhart (Screwattack Death Battle), Misora (Sky Wizards Academy), Peashy (Hyperdimension Neptunia: The Animation), Mizore (Rosario + Vampire), Porche, young Zephyr (One Piece), Chiho (The Devil is a Part-Timer), Hibana (Deadman Wonderland), Shao May (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), Eris (Cat Planet Cuties), Rea (Sankarea), Hare (Guilty Crown), Megumi (Shiki), Kusano (Sekirei). Plus many others!
Whew! Here are some quotes.
“Tia is a good person and if you don’t love her you’re probably a jerk.”-Tia’s best friend
“So, Tia dresses up like Mickey Mouse or something at these conventions? I don’t get it.” -Tia’s brother
“Tia is delicious!” -A cannibal
Detroit: Become Human, Mafia III, True Blood, Beauty and the Beast
After training at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in New York, and studying Commedia dell’arte in Italy, Bryan Dechart was able to quickly gain a foothold in Hollywood and began working steadily in Movies and Television. He became world-famous for his role in the innovative game, Detroit: Become Human, where gamers determine the course of history around them. Thanks to Performance capture, he is recognized for his portrayal of Connor, “the android sent by Cyberlife”, which helped him build a huge fan base around the globe. Bryan is one of the world’s most watched variety streamers on Twitch.tv
Amelia Rose Blaire
True Blood, Detroit: Become Human, Scream, The Mentalist, Grey’s Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Quantum Break
Amelia Rose Blaire, is an actor, producer and twitch streamer. She is best known for her roles in HBO’s True Blood and MTV’s Scream and for performance capture in Playststion’s Detroit: Become Human playing Traci and Remedy Game’s Quantum Break. Other credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Blu Bloods, Law & Order: SVU and Criminal Minds.
Amelia streams alongside her husband Bryan Dechart on Twitch.
Marissa Lenti is an anime voice actress who you can hear as Libra in Fairy Tail, Mistress Sadie in One Piece, Ilse Langnar in Attack on Titan: Junior High, Momoko Hyakushiki & Kuu in NANBAKA, Chiaki Hoshinomori in Gamers!, Alicia Florence in Aria the Animation, Kohaku in In Another World With My Smartphone, and Atsuko Yoshida in Keijo!!!!!!!, among others! She’s also appeared in many video games, like SMITE, Paladins, Torment: Tides of Numenera & Yandere Simulator, as well as mobile games, such as when she lent her voice to Thor in Marvel’s Avengers Academy, Mametchi, KuroMametchi, & Kuchipatchi in My Tamagotchi Forever, and when she voiced Princess Celestia, Princess Cadance, & Queen Novo in Hasbro’s My Little Pony apps. When she’s not acting, she’s casting & directing for Sound Cadence Studios, with some of her recent projects being ScrewAttack’s DEATH BATTLE! and DBX, as well as Rooster Teeth’s RWBY Vol 4 & 5, Red vs Blue, and Camp Camp. She also directs for FUNimation, most recently serving as assistant director for NANBAKA seasons 1 & 2! To learn more about Marissa, check out her website at www.marissalenti.com or follow her on Twitter @LentiSoup!
Quinton Flynn has done numerous anime and video game voices. Some of his most prominent voice roles include Reno, Axel, Raiden, and Doctor Riddles. Quinton’s voice has been burning up film and television since he first arrived in Los Angeles from his native Cleveland. He is an A-list voice actor, having played such famous animated characters as Jonny Quest, Spiderman, Speed Racer, The Human Torch, Timon, Snowbell in Stuart Little, just to name a few. His television and film appearances include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King of Queens, Animaniacs, Woody Woodpecker, Robot Chicken, and many more.
His best known roles in video game franchises have been his work providing the english voices of Raiden in the Metal Gear Solid series, Axel in Kingdom Hearts II, and Reno in Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children the motion picture. If you’re hip to the anime scene you’ll know him as Iruka-sensei and Deidara in Naruto and Naruto Shippuden, Marcus Damon in Digimon Data Squad, and Carl in Blood+, to name a few.
Mega Ran personifies what Hip-Hop should be: Spontaneous, fun, and true. Every album, starting with “Mega Ran” in 2007, conveys a different theme, a different vibe, and a different emotion. “Mega Ran” was a collection of sampled 8-bit beats from the hit “Mega Man” video game series, which was quickly discovered by CAPCOM. Instead of shutting down this hit music, CAPCOM offered Mega Ran a special licensing agreement and booked him to perform at Comic-Con and other special events. Since then he’s released albums including “RANDOMONIUM” and “FOREVER FAMICON” and “Black Materia,” and has toured with acts such as mc chris and MC Lars, playing in the US, UK, and Japan. He’s appeared in Playstation: The Official Magazine and Game Informer. Fans can learn more about Ran and download free songs at his website, megaran.com
Greg Ayres has been blasting his way into 2019! He was thrilled to make his second appearance in the DragonBall universe in DragonBall Super as Frost, and equally excited blasting bugs as Geo in Sony Picture’s Starship Troopers : Traitor of Mars. Some other recent roles include Jiro in Concrete Revolutio, Sho Utsumi in SSSSGridman, Ryuuou Edogawa in Doreiku, Koji Koda in My Hero Academia, Yabase in the upcoming dub of Hitorijime My Hero, and even makes an appearance as Popuko in Pop Team Epic. He was also given the opportunity to reprise one of his favorite roles as Son Goku in Saiyuki Reload Blast. With over 290 credits to his name, he has managed to play a variety of characters that are almost as colorful as his hair. Some recent roles include Nagisa Haruki in Free, and Free Eternal Summer, MonoKuma in Danganronpa, Clear in Dramatical Murder, and Doug in Gangsta, Yu Nishinoya in Haikyu, Zenji Marui in Food Wars, Ganta Igarashi in Deadman Wonderland, Heihachi Hayashida in Samurai 7, and Kouichi Sakakibara in Another. Some of his all-time favorite roles include Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Youhei Sunohara in Clannad, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories, Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tomoki Sakurai in Heaven’s Lost Property, and Negi Springfield in Negima.When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones behind “the decks” at many a music event. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, he has jumped at the opportunity to play music and organize late night dances at many of the conventions he attends. Greg is also a member of Project BECK, who perform music from the anime Beck Mongolian Chop Squad, and has had a blast reliving the music from that show with his friends. Thrilled to be able to share his love of music with anyone willing to listen –from packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage ofThe Knitting Factory (NYC), he’s always ready to make a little noise.
D.C. Douglas hates third person biographies. But he loves conventions and meeting fans. So he wrote this. Video game fans know him as Albert Wesker in seven “Resident Evil” games — from 2007’s “Umbrella Chronicles” to 2016’s “Umbrella Corp” — a decade of badassery. Oh, and there’s Legion in “Mass Effect” 2 & 3, Kamoshida in “Persona 5,” Pod 042 in “Nier: Automata,” Azrael in “Blazeblue,” Gafka in “Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology,” Raven in “Tekken 6,” foxy grandpa Gunter in “Fire Emblem: Fates” and many more Japanese RPGs and indie American games (see DCDouglas.com/cons).
Anime fans may know him as X Drake in “One Piece,” Shoot McMahon in “Hunter x Hunter,” Locus in “Berserk,” The Professor in “Cyborg 009,” Jasley in “Mobile Suit Gundam: IBO” season 2, Vincent Pike in “MSGT: Bandit Flower,” Genji Kamogawa in “Hajime no ippo,” Shori Shibuya in “God, Save Our King!” and many more too obscure to list. Cartoon fans know him as Chase on “Transformers: Rescue Bots,” Colonel Rawls on the final season of “Regular Show,” Superman on “Family Guy,” Mick in “The Tom and Jerry Show,” Sylvas/Aikor in “The Monchichi Tribe” and a few pilots that died lonely and unseen.
FILM & TV: Pa Kettle in “Z Nation,” Bud in “Sharknado 2,” Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise,” Aiden Wexler in SyFy’s “Isle of the Dead,” and another 200+ appearances on random shows and weird films over the last 25 years. Check him out on IMDB and DCDouglas.com to spot more titles you know.
For over 4 decades, John Stocker has been a recognized force in the acting industry. He began his career as an on-camera performer, working with the likes of John Candy, Dan Aykroyd, Rick Moranis, Gilda Radner, William Shatner and Mark Wahlberg, before settling solely, but comfortably into the off-camera world, where he has voiced many thousands of commercials and hundreds of animated characters. A lot of you will recognize some of his classic roles – ‘Beastly’ in Care Bears, ‘Longarm’ in COPS, ‘Toad’ in Super Mario Brothers, ‘Newton Gimmick’ in Teddy Ruxpin, ‘Creed’ in X-Men, ‘Basil’ in Babar, ‘Bugsy’ in Dog City, ‘Ultron’ in The Avengers and both ‘Naga’ and ‘King Zenoheld’ in Bakugan. Still busy today, John is the voice of ‘Mr. Owl’ in Franklin, ‘Mission Control’ in Rob the Robot , ‘Mayor Swift’ in Sidekick and ‘Einstein’ in Peg + Cat. Over the years, John diversified his career to include voice casting, voice coaching, (both commercial & animation), demo production, and the discipline that keeps him busiest, voice directing. He’s been at the helm for many dozens of productions, including Totally Spies, Caillou, Fugget About It, Redakai, Mike the Knight, (the original) Beyblade, Medabots, Ella the Elephant and of course, the one that started his voice directing career, the one and only ‘Sailor Moon’. If you’d like more information, please visit John’s website (johnstocker.ca), or look him up on I.M.D.B.
YTCracker is a rapper, former cracker, and Internet entrepreneur. YTCracker began producing rap music in 1998 in the genre that has since become known as nerdcore hip hop. YTCracker is a self-proclaimed “jack of all trades”, also making a name for himself as a professional disc jockey, computer programmer, graphics designer and webmaster.
Sci-fi / Fantasy author and game designer Zack Storch competed on the major reality TV show “King of the Nerds.” On the internationally broadcast show, his passionate statements about nerd culture made him a fan favorite to many, while others like podcaster Rob Cesternino have called him “the best reality TV villain since Russel Hantz.” He has created two card games: “Planar Catastrophe,” featuring art from the adaptation he wrote of his novel, “Za’nar: Impossibility,” for the globally-popular MMORPG “Adventure Quest Worlds,” and “The Town of Roshamberg,” a tactical, rock-paper-scissors inspired, fantasy card game with 24 quirky characters. A presence in the World of Warcraft fandom, Zack is in the World of Warcraft 10 year anniversary documentary, “Looking for Group.” In addition to writing and card games, he is currently developing an RPG platformer video game with unique two-character controls. You can find Zack on his Verified Facebook Page, “Zack Storch,” on Twitter @Zadck3, and learn about his writing and game design projects at VoidSaga.com.
Kyle Phillips is a Dallas-based anime voice director and actor, who’s primarily worked with FUNimation Productions since 2008. Kyle started his career as an ADR Engineer, working on numerous titles such as One Piece, xxxHolic, Fairy Tail, and many more. He started getting behind the mic almost immediately, doing crowd scenes and the occasional bit part. Eventually, voice acting turned into one of his favorite parts of his job, so he decided to really pursue it and has been acting ever since. His more notable roles include Jason the reporter in Fairy Tail, Marco the Phoenix in One Piece, Genshiro Saji in High School DxD, Sosuke Sugaya in Assassination Classroom, Mistugu Yamaji in Three Leaves, Three Colors, Sho Tokugawa in Cheer Boys!!, Hairo Kineshi in The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Denki Kaminari in My Hero Academia, and Suigin Riku in The Silver Guardian.
In 2013, Kyle decided it was time to move on from the ADR Engineer position and go after a position he had be interested in more and more: Voice Director. After assistant directing for Tyler Walker for a few seasons, in 2015 Kyle got to helm his own show, Ultimate Otaku Teacher. Since then he has passionately directed English dubs for FUNimation including Overlord seasons 1 and 2, Dagashi Kashi seasons 1 and 2, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, Ace Attorney, The Ancient Magus’ Bride, and Izetta: the Last Witch to name a few. When Kyle isn’t working hard to bring you the best anime dubs he can, he’s raising his baby girl, Kensington Rose, with his wife Kara and their two dogs Zeus and Charlie. Kyle enjoys watching sports (go Cowboys, Stars, Mavs, and Texas Rangers!), playing strategy board games (Merchants and Marauders is his favorite), playing video games and reading fantasy novels.
Nick “Lanipator” Landis
Nick “Lanipator” Landis is a writer, actor, comedian, and other reasons he dropped of college and worries his parents! Lani is best known as the co-founder of Team Four Star, a troupe of online funny-bois that created Dragonball Z Abridged, Hellsing Ultimate Abridged, Final Fantasy 7 Machinabridged, among other gaming and anime programing!
He’s also provided his voice for games such as: Smite, Paladins, Heroes of Newearth, Dreadout,The Letter, 5-Minute Dungeon, and Dragonball Xenoverse 2.
As well as Programs such as: RWBY, Death Battle, One Piece, Fairy Tale and others.
You can also find him dishing out motivation and life strategies on Youtube.com/Lanipator
See past guests: Past Guests, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
|Dealers & Artists||Events & Panels|
|Friday||1pm - 8pm||Friday||Noon - 1am|
|Saturday||10am - 6pm||Saturday||10am - 1am|
|Sunday||10am - 4pm||Sunday||10am - 5pm|
Our masquerade will be the best opportunity to show off your costumes and see some awesome, talented people. We have excellent judges, and wonderful competitors. We do everything we can to make your costumes look excellent. Do you want to compete? Get the full cosplay contest details first. Online Entry Form
Our exhibit hall will feature some of the most awesome vendors ever, with tons of anime swag to take home. Dealers will be selling everything you can imagine, from costumes and corsets to pocky and DVDs, you'll be able to find some awesome stuff in our dealers room. We also have several artists selling their own handmade stuff, from chain-mail armor to buttons.
Our video gaming area features 32" LCDs screens and more, with gaming tournaments happening all weekend. Last year we even had DDR machines, Pump-it-Up, and more, to give you something fun to do during downtime (like we have that!).
We have several official, amazing DJs in our guest DJ lineup, including Party Monster DJs, Lucid Beats, and DJ Oso. We know how to break it down with awesome EDM dance music (hey, that's redundant!). Jumpstyle. Hardstyle. Techno. Trance. Maybe even dubstep? (If that's still cool by then). No stops and no bad DJs.
Formal Fantasy Cosplay Ball
As a special treat, our convention holds an annual fantasy ball. Admission is free to convention attendees with a badge. In addition, we will have professional formal dance lessons before the event begins, taught by an experienced dance instructor. For those without dates, we will even have our very own Date Auction on Friday afternoon, before the ball. Semi-formal outfits and above required for this exciting featured event.
AnimeCon.org's Fabulous Date Auction
Unrivaled by any other convention, AnimeCon.org's Fabulous Date Auction is your chance to win a date to the formal ball.... or several, if you're greedy. Join our sexy 15-con veteran host Dantes as they auction off other cosplayers to the highest bidder. Money goes towards improving the con, and 10% of all winning bids is donated to charity.
AniMinneapolis features epic concerts with some awesome nerdy musicians like YTCracker. We have also featured musical intermissions and performances by other bands doing sci-fi and anime themed performances. In 2014 we excitedly feature Steam Powered Giraffe!
Our maid cafe is a fun experience similar to maid cafes in Japan - but much more suited to AniMinneapolis. Come, and be the king of your own maid world (you'll find out what this means!) (Note: Tickets can be purchased at the con. Snacks are included.)
Apply to be a maid or butler here.
AniMinneapolis has tons of panels, submitted and created by attendees like you. Talk about favorite shows, compete in homemade game shows, learn stuff, and more! Everything you love, from Lolita and Dolls, to Homestuck, Hetalia, and Pokemon, we'll have it. Panels can be run by fans about their favorite subjects, they could be organized by our staff, or they could be hosted by our very own guests of honor. Want to run a panel? Go to the event submission page.
We are excited to feature tons of cosplay events, in addition to the mainstage masquerade cosplay competition, including photoshoots, meetups, panels, and much more. We schedule meetup/photoshoot times for different fandoms to gather in their outfits, and we have a hall costume contest you can compete in to win free admission for next year. If you are looking for the masquerade, check out the cosplay info page.
We provide a wonderful ConSweet filled with free snacks, ramen, and rice all weekend. To help you get through the convention filled with energy, our ConSweet provides congoers with unlimited rice, ramen, and soda throughout the entire weekend. Please clean up after yourself.
Meetup with people who like the same stuff as you. Whether it's Ball Jointed Dolls, Lolita Fashion, Kingdom Hearts, J-Pop, or whatever, you'll make friends here.
We have a ton of awesome guests and of course you can have their autograph. Autographs from most of our special guests are free, so bring your favorite DVD to get signed (no bootlegs, please). Every year we try to have a list of guests that you may not otherwise ever get a chance to meet, so we hope you'll come out and say hi to them!
We are very proud to feature Gnome Games as hosts for our tabletop gaming room. Every year our tabletop gaming room includes collectible card games, various board game tournaments, and more.
Every year AniMinneapolis has a room dedicated to streaming anime. This is a chance to relax and catch up on what's new in the world of anime, or even discover a classic show that you might fall in love with.
Karaoke is huge in Japan and we think it should be a staple at conventions too. Come to the Karaoke Krypt and sing with your fellow anime fans. We have a huge library of music for you to choose from. Be sure to come by and hang out with us. Sometimes we will be playing AMVs before Karaoke sessions start.
Room Parties are not official events of AniMinneapolis. Attendees can host parties in their hotel room during the convention. These are often fun social or anime-themed events. Learn More.
Credits Remaining is Chicago’s largest Convention Arcade Vendor. They specialize in bringing the best games to Midwest convention’s video game rooms! Featuring favorites like Time Crisis 2 & more, Credits Remaining is a one-stop-resource for arcade gaming systems. Check them out at a convention where you can enjoy all sorts of arcade games, dance games, music games, and more, in the convention’s gaming room!
Page Mage Library
Looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the convention? Longing for a quiet place to curl up and relax with a nice book? Join the us at the Page Mage Library, a traveling collection of manga, comics, and graphic novels. Come in, grab a book, take a seat, and unwind. Whether you pick up an old favorite or discover something new, there is an adventure waiting for you at the Page Mage Library. Do you have books you just don’t read anymore? Bring them to us! We will take your books on tour across the country, where they can be shared with and enjoyed by many people just like you!
Back in 2009, we bought our first pachinko machine for engaging fans at our convention table. Shortly after that, we were bitten by the pachi bug, and now own 14 machines, in various stages of restoration. Pachinko is Japanese pinball, Japan’s favorite pastime. Its been one of their most popular leisure activities for nearly a hundred years. Pachinko Fever sets up an interactive parlor that works just like it does in Japan (minus the Yakuza, of course), where you buy balls to play with, and redeem your winnings for prizes much like an American arcade. Our machines represent the history and evolution of pachinko over the last 55 years with machines dating from 1961 up to 2010, so we have a machine for everyone! Come try your hand at some great prizes and experience this really fun part of Japanese culture first hand with Pachinko Fever!
Panels and Other StuffEvery year we have a ton of panels submitted by attendees, in addition to panels and events that are run by our staff. The actual full list will be published about a month prior to the convention, and it usually includes over 100+ events.
- Formal Ball and Dance Lessons
- Panels about shows like Pokemon, DBZ, Yu-Gi-Oh, Etc
- Often we have Pokémon Tournaments
- Yaoi and Yuri or other 18+ Panels
- Our fabulous Date Auction
- ConSweet with free ramen, Mountain Dew, Etc
- Voice Acting Lessons, Tips, Etc
- Lolita Fashion, BJDs, and other cultural panels
- Karaoke and AMV Showings
Vendors for AniMinneapolis 2019
- Anime Crew LLC 40x10
- AnimeStuffStore.com 40x10
- bladedaddy 40x10
- T-Mobile 40x10
- Far East Emporium 40x10
- Lunar Toy Store 30x10
- Cardz Xtcetera 30x10
- Pixel Vixens 20x10
- Gingee 20x10
- Adam Swanson Art 20x10
- Jedi Master's Toys 20x10
- DC-Imports 20x10
- Shawn Lee 20x10
- Wild Bill's Olde Fashioned Soda Pop 20x10
- Pop Heart Studios 20x10
- Vonnart 20x10
- Xenomorphic Press 20x10
- Lady Godiva Designs 20x10
- bladedaddy 20x10
- CJ Autographs 20x10
- Otakus Corner 20x10
- Inimitable Studios LLC 20x10
- Tight Lace 20x10
- JimboBox 10x10
- BMW Collection 10x10
- XS Energy Drinks 10x10
- Elysium Armory 10x10
- SaltyPuppy Studios 10x10
- Andromeda Attire 10x10
- Kappelmann Books and Dragon Gifts 10x10
- Simply Passe' 10x10
- Enmity 10x10
- Sagemoon arts 10x10
- Jukebox Imports 10x10
- DaSueDragon Designs 10x10
- PokePalooza 10x10
- Neetgallery 10x10
- Ash x katsan x ichiart 10x10
- Delcee Art 10x10
- Anime Fusion 10x10
Artists at AniMinneapolis 2019
- Elliot Maracuyas Studio
- Aconk Art
- Ark Studio
- Bottling Sunshine
- Chance Wyatt
- Chelsea Pray
- Ching Thao
- Cosmically Created Art
- Custom Processing Unlimited
- Eva Bonita
- Evening Shadow
- Hidden Myth Designs
- JustaSuta Art & Design
- K.NIGHT Art & Illustration
- Lociro Comics and Art
- MCAD Convention Club
- Meg Evans
- Mighty Pegasus Art
- Moneco Arts
- Mushki Arts
- NC ILLUSTRATION
- Nytingail: Arts and Aesthetics
- Rainarc Rhapsody, LLC
- Ruby Truffles
- Sculptural Renaissance
- shad andrews
- Sketchbook Sisters
- Smudgeandfrank Illustrations
- Tabitha Grow
- TeaRay Art
- The Lonely Box
- The Monostache
- the new meme
Photography is generally not permitted in the dealer's room, to prevent people from stopping in the middle of aisles and making it hard to get around. Excessively large props will typically not be allowed in the dealer's room. AniMinneapolis enjoys giving attendees the flexibility to bring most reasonable sized props (smaller than you) into the vendor room, and we ask that you respect other attendees by being mindful of props and large costume pieces.
For additional information about becoming a dealer, click here.
Becoming an Artist Alley Participant
All of our artist alley tables are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis unless we are given other reason to reject you (ie: previous rule-breaking). Tables will be 6'x30", depending on what the hotel has available. This is subject to change in future years.
Artist's Alley Policies
- Any objectionable content must be limited to viewers 18+ with proper identification. Anyone found selling objectionable content to minors may have their table revoked.
- Artwork must have significant originality to meet copyright laws. EG: eyeballing or tracing artwork and selling it is not permitted.
- Work that is not created by the table owner (manufactured plushies, buttons, etc, that you didn't make either yourself or in collaboration with another) can not be sold as an artist - these are items that only dealers can sell.
- Only two chairs are allowed at each artist alley table, and your work must not exceed the space allotted to your table. While multiple artists may share a table, they must not exceed the space allotted.
- Artist's Alley is going to be in a room that is locked at night.
- We are not responsible for anything lost or stolen.
- Rules may be amended or altered by AniMinneapolis staff at any time, and decisions by AniMinneapolis staff are final.
COMPLETE RULES and HOURS: are the same as the rules and hours for dealers.
For Potential Artist Alley Members
By registering online, you agree to these terms and conditions.
Electricity is $75.
Check this page to see if space is available.
Click here to get notified whenever tables become available.