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Hey /cgl/, what are the largest cons to go to in US? A few comes to my mind:
- Anime Expo
- San Diego Comic Con
- Fanime
- Dragon Con
- New York Comic Con

Anything else I'm missing?
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Anime Central
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>>10125450
Wondercon
Emerald City comic con
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>>10125450
does CES/PAX count
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Sacanime
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>>10125450
>- Anime Expo
Don't bother, it's a literal fucking hell and is massively overhyped for what it is. Hit up Katsucon instead.
>- San Diego Comic Con
Normies galore, but not as hellish as AX.
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>>10125450
I just arrived in the US a few weeks ago and have the exact same question.

Watching this thread with interest...
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>>10131266
https://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/01/04/ten-largest-north-american-anime-conventions-of-2015-ranked
https://animecons.com/news/post/1516/largest-north-american-anime-conventions-of-2017
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>>10131298
thanks
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>Anime Expo
Seconding what the anon above said. It boasts the highest anime con attendance in the US but it's also unsustainably overhyped. The attendance is quickly exceeding the capacity of the con space and staff management. If you're not used to 90F+ weather, you'll sweat yourself to death (more likely in recent years, since they changed the panel lines system so that people line up outdoors instead of continuing to choke up the hallways). Every single hallway is crowded, and it's almost impossible to find seating - not just on chairs/benches, but on the floors, too.

I'm a cosplayer and am lucky to have grown up in a climate that got me used to extreme humidity and heat (even under a few layers), but every year, at least one person in my room group ends up nearly passing out because they didn't take care of themselves and think to regularly drink water (clammy skin, sparse verbal response, tiredness, etc)
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>>10134363
Pokémon is easily the most popular anime to come to the US. How is it inconceivable to you that someone wouldn’t know what they’re cosplaying as just because they have a six pack?
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>>10134363
Just because you're fat and ugly doesn't mean everyone fit is a normie, lmao.
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>>10134363
reaching and seething
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>>10134363
>and Instagram.
Whoa there, how else am I going to find pictures qt cosplay grills to obsess over?
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>>10125868
>katsucon
big kek, the only reason to go to katsu is if you’re a cosplayer wanting to pay out the ass for alright photos or a photog wanting to scalp uggos. there’s no programming to speak of.
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>>10134363
>He probably doesn't even know what his cosplay is
>pokemon isn't literally the most normalfag tier anime of all time.
Get over yourself, jackass. Cons aren't your super secret club.
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>>10134363
Its possible to be black,fit and like Pokemon at the same time
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>>10135047
Case in point...
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>>10134824
where does this myth come from that multiple people are out there making elaborate costumes, finding their hot nonfamous friends, and forcing them to attend cons in them for the sole purpose of getting laid?
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>>10135512
It's pretty common knowledge that the hottest people at cons are paid one way or another.
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>>10125450

Katsucon in the winter

Otakon in the summer
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>>10134363
he picked a really weird pokemon to cosplay, so I'm sure he knows what he is. I can maybe see your point if he was a slutty man pikachu.
But Sudowoodo? Nah.

Whether he's just a fit normie or a fit weeb, I still think it's a great costume lel
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Wondercon this weekend is pretty big. It's SDCC Jr.
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>>10125635

SacAnime isn't very big.
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>>10131890
I straight up gave up on cosplaying at AX.

Not worth the heat and crowds to just sweat up my costume. Also the LACC is super uncomfortable for cosplaying. Even if you have a hotel, you gotta make like a 15 minute walk just to get back to it.
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>>10125551
FPBP
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>>10125450
>Hey /cgl/, what are the largest cons to go to in US? A few comes to my mind:
>- Anime Expo
>- San Diego Comic Con
>- Fanime
>- Dragon Con
>- New York Comic Con
>Anything else I'm missing?
I mean in terms of *size*, then yeah you are correct. In terms of *quality*......then your entire list is incorrect.
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>>10134788
>Whoa there, how else am I going to find pictures qt cosplay grills to obsess over?
You clearly don't understand what a con is all about.
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>>10140038
>In terms of *quality*......then your entire list is incorrect.
he aint asking about quality , but big cons are usually good
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>>10140063
>he aint asking about quality , but big cons are usually good
>usually
>almost never
fixed it for ya
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>>10140068
>quality for me is cons poorly run in shady motels, never turns a profit, lasts 1-2 years and have Z list guests

:)
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If you are in the south, I'd check out anime matsuri. The facility is huge, so it doesn't feel too crowded. And the programming is usually pretty good. Last year I went to the official evangelion exibition ( the only time it has been taken outside of japan )

The year before that, they hosted the official sailor moon musical (they flew the Japanese cast over for the preformance, it was pretty cool to experience, but the dialogue was not in English, just subtitles on a screen : /)

and this year they are supposed to have IA (lts like Hatsune Miku, from what I gather, a holographic artist) ladybaby and gacheric spin. A few Japanese voice actors, and the official otomate store

To be honest, IA is cool, but the other guests are just sort of meh this year. Unless they announce something else, I'd say only go if you are in the area. But worth looking into if you are in East Texas.
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>>10140101
Runs 1-2 years? Nothing lasts forever, bruh.

Wait....you go to cons for *guests*? Maybe you're doing it all wrong.

And who even runs a convention in a motel, shady or not? The majority of good cons I know run them out of convention centers. hence the name "convention"

Lastly, I'm not concerned with the cost-to-profit ratio of a convention. Some of the best things are unprofitable. YouTube, for instance, NEVER makes a profit. Yet Google pays to keep it afloat. And there's a shitload of good content on that site.

Maybe you just fail at going to cons?
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>>10140039
But I'm not good looking enough to obsess over qt cosplay grills in person without being labeled as a creep.
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>>10136683
Otakons early bird pricing ends tomorrow. Next month, they're announcing Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as a guest. They're also in talks with Akira Toriyama.
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>>10134363
it could be for multiple reasons especially combined with what you said, there is nothing wrong with that.

Most of the most popular cos players are just contracting strippers or B rated models anyways like porn.
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>>10140199
Don't do this. The con is so poorly run and they nickel and dime everything. Go if you want to wait in line for hours because everything starts late.
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how do you know this?
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>>10156886
Google you dumbass
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Anime Weekend Atlanta and Momocon are both pretty big. Over 30k people, Which is pretty decent sized for an anime convention. DragonCon if you like sci-fi general stuff. It's about 75k or so.
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>>10125450
Anime Matsuri is it worth going to? Its the only one near me. I would love to make friends that are into anime and shit like that.
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Anyone know what's the best party con to go?
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>>10161584
Magfest or Katsucon if you're on the east coast.
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>>10161591
sadly I'm on the west coast
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Any of you guys going to SAWCON this year?
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>tfw my uni is holding its first anime con
Quite frankly, Im hoping for a shit show just to point and laugh at it.
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>>10161783
>university sponsored convention
This can't possibly be good. Go and take lots of pictures.
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It's been a while since I've lived in GA but I'm wondering how long DragonCon can last in it's current state. It seems like they have more and more people attend per year but they haven't changed venues yet.
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>>10134363
You have a serious problem with it because you want to get bred by that black bull.
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Otakon is in DC now and projected to grow as high as 70K attendees in the next few years. Growth was steady until peaking in Baltimore and hitting con center size constraints.
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Otakon, NYCC, MAGFEST.
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>>10125450
Anime Weekend Atlanta or Anime Central

AX is the biggest and so are the others you listed, but just because it's big doesn't mean it's better. More often than not it is more line con bullshit than anything, a flood of people, and expensive as shit.

If you want a good first anime con in the US I think Anime Weekend Atlanta would be the best, Acen is good but the convention center can be a bit confusing.
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>>10125551
This.
2019 estimated attendance of 35,000.
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>>10168106
ASAKA will probably be at the next DC con

>tfw Shiny Days
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>>10125635
LOL not even, not by a long shot. Go to anime Expo or Fanime then go to sac anime if you want to feel great dissapointment.
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>>10131890
>It boasts the highest anime con attendance in the US

Trivia note: Anime Expo has been the largest Anime Convention in the US by attendance, for a long time. However, there was a brief moment in 2003 when Otakon was actually bigger.
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>>10134363
Male thot, nothing new, black males do things for attention so ya.
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>>10168106
Where the hell are you getting that 70K number?
Otakon has been in the 25K - 30K range for the past several years, and they peaked at around 35K. Idk if that 70K was a typo or something, but they have zero chance of ever coming near that.
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I didn't see it mentioned yet, but Anime NYC is quickly getting up there in terms of attendance. 36,000 in its second year.
It has a good chance of being the second largest anime con in the country this year (behind Anime Expo).
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>>10134363
Sounds like you need to get /fit/ anon.
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>>10125450
A few others have said it but I'll say it again, Anime Centeral (ACEN). I don't know exactly how many were there this weekend but it was pretty packed.
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>>10140199
Attend this con run by a pedophile if you've always wanted to be assaulted, I guess.
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>>10175269
Can you cite your source?
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>>10175269
.t #kickvic supporter

Sorry that Vic is gonna bring in more money and fans to the con than monica and soye ever could.
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>>10178721
>>10179030
>sameposting
>summerposting
>defending some dub VA even though you hated FMA for being popular with yaoi fans
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>>10173124
SacAnime consistently pulls good guests, my dude. If you’re only at Fanime for the dances, sure.
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>>10178721
Theres plenty of information online, the con is run by a sexual predator. This is all readily available information. This goes back as far as 2015 at least.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.chron.com/life/amp/Houston-s-Anime-Matsuri-festival-draws-12789687.php
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>>10161598
Oh fanimecon has a reputation for hotel parties, I was there this past weekend but the quality of the con itself is kinda meh.
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>>10181128
Same, you only go if you’re social. I’m thinking of ditching it for a capeshit con.
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>>10125868
>Normies galore, but not as hellish as AX.
Oh it’s just as hellish, only you’ll pass out from the heat radiating from the massive amount of bodies everywhere instead of the heat from the sun.
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>>10148437
>Next month, they're announcing Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino as a guest.
It seems unlikely that he would go to Paris for Japan Expo and then go to America for Otakon less than a month later.
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>>10183853
what would stop him


Some convention guests/speakers could do panels/appearances at three cons in one week at different states , sometime countries/continents
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>>10183863
>what would stop him
Being a Japanese workaholic.
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>>10125868
What's up with AX? I've never been so I'm currious what makes it so hellish. I've heard that you have to pay for panels which is fucking ridiculous but other than that...
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>>10175093
Do you research. Wait and see faggot.
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>>10157746
Not considering the organizer is a sexual predator. 10/10 should not support. (I mean unless you like supporting that kind of thing then go ahead)
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>>10140199
>doesn't feel too crowded
Lmao that's cause no one in their right mind wants to support a sexual predator. Though you obviously do.
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>>10135508
Cultural appropriation when they want it
Cultural appropriation when they don't.
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>>10183853
>>10183863
Fuckin' that Urowhatever guy, the guy who started the whole tentacle crap, toured a TON of cons in 2014.
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>>10184018
>you have to pay for panels

Is this true? I was tempted to go but not if that's the scene...
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>>10157746
>Matsuri
I feel like it is worth going to.

My biggest disappointments at Anime Matsuri usually come from them rescheduling/moving panels.

Disregard all the "We hate the sexual predators" propaganda. Most of it comes from either:

1) People liking, white knighting, or "supporting" cosplayers that got flown to crazy places like Europe and Japan for nothing but their good looks and aesthetic.

2) The #kickvic people that want Vince Magnagongongnong kicked out of all anime conventions ever because he hugs or touches cosplayers on their arms when taking pictures with him. And he may or may not have slept with some female want-to-be voice actors co.

In both cases, nobody actually got raped or taken advantage of.
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>>10194246
Are you actually this clueless about why people say Anime Matsuri supports a sexual predator, or is this just bait?
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>>10194306
it's bait, dummy.
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>>10191430
You pay with your life. Countless hours spent while in line if you want to get in. You will have paid $100 to wait half the weekend in line.
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>>10194306
"The most prominent voice to speak out thus far is Nina Reijnders. Under the name Chokelate she runs Lockshop, a German wig shop popular with the Japanese Lolita fashion style."

Nice seagulls bringing the tea irl too.
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>>10194306
Vic is going to win some serious money from these lying thots.
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>>10175098
was waiting for someone to mention anyc. has huge potential and had corporate stuff in its second year. we did the AA last fall and hope we can go again
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>>10194306
Not that anon, but is it because of Vic or is there another, more verifiable predator?
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>>10125450
This is total opposite of large con, but has anyone here been to CRCC in merced CA? I live there and its $10 entry so its an easy thing to visit. the english voice of 2B is coming this year so im intrigued
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Is Anime NYC big?
Was considering going to that
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>>10216183
It's big enough to make NYCC make the AnimeFest shitshow
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>>10184018
>>10191430
You pay with your time not money, you'll have to wait in line for hours if you want to get in one that isn't about social justice. Otherwise you'll mostly be in the merch/gaming halls, a meetup, or at a bar somwhere else in LA.
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>>10157463
Seconding. Momocon in particular almost got 40k unique attendees this year. I always have a good time at both of them.
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>>10179942
>still no police report

Keep seething
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I can go to 2 cons a year in the US(ima foreigner).

I really dont like the summer and I want big weab stuff with crazy parties and degeneracy.

So far im going to katsu next year, dunno what the other is. AX looks nice but >lines >summer heat
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ANYC was a ton of fun last year. Great musical guests and a solid Exhib hall + Artist Alley. I don't usually do panels so idk how those were.
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>>10223860
I had a hard time counting 40k people.
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>>10135512
It comes from the fact that the reality that its possible to be a giant nerd but also look good and be succesful is devestating to the confidence of alot of these autists so they deny it.
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If you are from the north east, you should consider Otakuthon in Montreal. It's in Canada but it's pretty close and it's got a very different feel to cons in the US.



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