Main Stage

The Main Stage is one of Aki Cons biggest sets. With 8ft pillars, fluttering laterns and enormous maple leaves. The Main Stage is where Cosplay Showdown, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Concerts, and mostmajor Aki Con events take place. The entire set glows with a sense of anime nostalgia that enhances every event it holds.

Confirmed Events

  • Over 100hrs of Panels
  • LARPing Tournaments
  • Anime Viewing Room ON Demand
  • Artist Alley
  • Artist Bazaar
  • Vendors Room
  • Photo Booths, Cosplay Meet Ups
  • Aki Late Night Dance
  • Aki Arcade and Gaming
  • Live Demos and Classes
  • Special Guests
  • Cosplay Contests
  • And more to be announced...

Music Events

  • Concerts
    Aki Con features a concert every night. From jrock to geek rap, Aki Con concerts are not to be missed.

  • Masqurade Ball
    A formal masked ball held Saturday night. Formal cosplay and masks required. Please note: No one will be allowed into the masqurade without formal atire and a mask
  • Kids Events
    Aki Con has tons of fun an exciting events for kids including: Kids only Costume contests, Kid friendly Arcade games, and Photo areas.

Apply to host a Panel

2017 Panel Submissions
Aki Con has over 100 hrs of panels each year. You can submit an application to run your own panel by clicking the link below.

Submit a Panel

Aki   Con   2017   Contests - PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES

Ramen Eating Contest
A contest of speed and will! Be the first to down your bowl of ramen and win!

Sign up at the pre-reg desk.
Prize: A year supply of instant Ramen
America's Best Otaku Dance Crew
Get your Otaku crew together and show the world what you can do. Choose an song. Show off your in-sync dance moves.

Sign up at pre-reg desk
Prize: 1st place $200
2015 Miss/Mr Aki Con Pageant
The new and improved version of Aki Con's swimsuit competition.

Prize: 1st place-$100, Runner up-$25
Cosplay Fashion Show
Aki's walk on cosplay competition. Guest judges deal out the scores and the highest scoring cosplayer wins.

Prize: 1st place $250
Cosplay Weapons Contest
Do you have any awesome homemade cosplay weapon you'd like to showcase? Sign up, drop it off and see whose cosplay prop is the best.

Sign up at pre-reg desk
Prize: 1st place-$100, 2nd place-$50, 3rd place-$25
Hall Cosplay Contest
Simply wear cosplay at the con. Aki Con volunteers will pick their favorites and give out prizes!
Aki Con Sing Your heart Out
The karaoke contest will be judged on overall performance and vocal talent.
Dance Competition
Show off your best dance moves: Break dance, pop and lock even moon walk yourself to the title of Dance Champion.
AKI CON Fan Art contest
The Aki Con mascots are here to stay. Show your support by drawing Aki�s con mascots in your own style.
Cosplay Fashion Show
A classic catwalk style contest
Aki Con Model Contest
Do you put together anime models? Want to show off your models and win great prizes. Then enter the Aki Con model contest.
Pumpkin Carving contest
Bring your favorite craving tools, a prime pumpkin and along with your artistic skills. You'll have 3 hours to turn your pumpkin into a amazing anime masterpiece.
The Great Aki Con Pocky Tower Challenge!
Come and test your pocky stack skill with a chance to win an entire tower of pocky

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Gaming Tournaments

  • Tournament List

Pre-Con Contests

  • Pre-Registration Raffle
  • AMV Anime Music Videos!
  • Aki Con Fanfic contest
  • Manga Contest
  • Spot the Van Contest!

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