South-West Cons 2024


Division Scheduler and Keeper of Con Lists
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Southwest Regiment Covering: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas


Name: Taiyou Con
Date: Jan 5-7
Location: Mesa, AZ
Events: Taiyou Con wants to provide an enjoyable time and inclusive environment for people that are passionate about their hobbies.
We’re hard at work to make your dreams of meeting your favorite voice actor, artist, or cosplay extraordinaire come to life. We also create the most engaging programming schedule to keep you entertained. From cosplay to gaming to anime and everything in between – we have something for everyone!
Taking over the entire Mesa Convention Center and Delta by Marriott hotel, Taiyou Con is an intense 3 day anime convention that celebrates anime, cosplay, video games, and other aspects of Japanese culture with guests, shopping, and over 400 hours of interactive activities.

Name: Albuquerque Comic Con
Date: Jan 19-21
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Events: Special Opening for Kids w/ Autism, Guests, Vendors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Film Festival, Karaoke, Panels, Photo OPs, Foosball Shootout Tournament, Sci-Fi Speed Dating, After Hours Events


Name: All-Con
Date: March 13-16 (2025)
Location: Addison, TX
Events: Guests, Vendors, Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Panels, Arts + Crafts Room and Art Show, Assorted Games and Contests, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Ms. Star Wars Contest, PJ Jammie Jam, Texas Hold'em Tournament, Steam Punk, Super Hero Sunday, Starship Bridge Simulator, Hogwarts Common Room.


Name: El Paso Comic Con
Date: April 12-14
Location: El Paso, TX
Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Artists Alley, Crafting, Panels, Q&A, Vendors, Exhibitors, Seminars, Workshops, Gaming, After Hours Events.

Name: Riverwalk Anime
Date: April 13-14
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: We are a Anime Convention for the whole family, Riverwalk Anime strives to bring you the BIGGEST Voice Over talent in the world! Located in Downtown San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. You will be able to interact with your favorite voice over celebrities, get one of a kind autographs, and shop the most unique vendors and artist in Texas! Guests, Cosplay, Contests, Panels and a whole lot more!!

Name: South Texas Comic Con
Date: April 26-28
Location: Mcallen, TX
Events: Celebrities, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Gaming, Kids Zone, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Exhibitors, Vendors, Panels, Speakers.

Name: Yellow City Comic Con
Date: April 19-21
Location: Amarillo, TX
Events: Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Artists, Media, Pod Casting, Gaming, Fund Raising for the Children's Miracle Network.

Name: AnimeSTX
Date: April 20-21
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: Anime STX is a FREE anime convention being held in San Antonio, TX at the Rolling Oaks Mall! Guests, Autographs, Exhibitions, Cosplay, Panels, Workshops.

Name: NishiFest
Date: April 20-21
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Events: Nishi Fest is back in Spring 2024: A two-day celebration of Anime & Asian Pop Culture in North Texas! Vendor Hall, Exhibitions, Artists Alley, Food Vendors, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests, Car Show and Car Contests, KimochiiCon Cow Cafe (18+ only), Meet & Greet, Autographs & Photo OPs, Outdoor Festival, After Hours Party (18+ to attend, 21 to drink)

Name: Central Texas ComiCon
Date: April 27-28
Location: Waco, TX
Events: Central Texas Comic Con comprised of Waco local coordinators and hosted by the Extraco Event Center takes place April 27th-28th, 2024! This will be our 3rd year under the new name (formerly an extension of Heart of Texas Comic Con!). Vendor Hall, Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Celebrity Autographs, Panels, Workshops, Gaming.


Name: East Texas Comic Con
Date: may 4-5
Location: Longview, TX
Events: Fans from East Texas Assemble! You finally have a place to share your love for comics, anime, sci-fi, and general pop culture. East Texas Comic Con invites you to join thousands of fans and celebrate everything pop culture this May at the Longview Exhibit Hall. Shop from any of our exclusive vendors or bring your own memorabilia and get photos and autographs from our star-studded celebrity line-up. Enjoy a huge selection of tabletop gaming including boardgames, trading card games, role-playing games and compete in video game tournaments and free play all weekend long. Walk across the East Texas Comic Con cosplay stage for fabulous prizes and meet up with other cosplayers for photo ops. With so much excitement already building, we still have many more big announcements to make. So grab your passes now while you still can and join in on all the fun at East Texas Comic Con!

Name: Mini-Mini Con
Date: May 25
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: Mini-Mini Con 2020 returns for its 7th year. It has become the largest FREE anime convention in Texas. We are an Anime and Gamers event hosted by San Japan and Nine-Tails at Wonderland of the Americas Mall. Experience a variety of activities: artists and dealers, karaoke, cosplay, guests, fan panels, gaming of all kinds, and music events.

Name: Sabaku Con
Date: May 24-26
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Events: Panels, Guests, Raves, Anime, Manga, Gaming, Cafe, Performances, Exhibits, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.

Name: Phoenix Fan Fusion
Date: May 24-26
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Events: Exhibit Hall, Fandoms, Signature Events, Panels, Q&As, Actors, Authors, Comics & Artists, Cosplay & Cosplay Contests, Costume Groups.

Name: Comicpalooza
Date: May 24-26
Location: Huston, TX
Events: Panels, Tabletop and Video Gaming, Film Festival, Sports Events, Comic Books and Collectibles, Anime, Charity Events, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Live Concerts, Pod Casting, Guest, Autographs, Photo OPs.


Name: Kimo Kawaii
Date: June 1-2
Location: Conroe, TX
Events: Pronunciation.
KimoKawaii definition. The term used to describe something that is both disturbing and cute.
My poor one-eyed kitten is so kimokawaii.
We are proud to announce year 3 of KimoKawaii anime experience and convention expo in Conroe, TX. We are hosting many fun & exciting activities such as Cosplay contest, Voice Over Sessions, panels, amazing artists, exhibitors, voice actors, and so much more!

Name: West Texas Comic Con
Date: June 1-2
Location: Lubbock. TX
Events: West Texas Comic Con is The Largest Comic Convention in the West of Texas! Year four begins NOW!! With the same goal in mind, to renew the comic con experience for fans & vendors to be fun, memorable, and exciting! We will be uniting the elite of the pop culture industry under one roof, showcasing the best in comics, toys, collectibles, artists, celebrities, cosplay & fandom. Come join us in 2024 and be part of Lubbock TX OWNED and LOCAL- West Texas Comic Con & WTCC Star Car Show!!

Name: Fan Expo Dallas
Date: June 7-9
Location: Dallas, TX
Events: FAN EXPO Dallas is the largest sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Texas that attracts tens of thousands of people at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Everyone is a fan of something, and FAN EXPO Dallas is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Watch professional comic artists battle it out in our popular Sketch Duels, learn from our "How To" workshops, and take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It's also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.

Name: Desert Hawks Comic Con
Date: June 15-16
Location: Odessa, TX
Events: Odessa's premier Anime, Comic, and Sports convention. We pride ourselves on bringing a unique convention experience, while still maintaining the convention feel we all love. Featuring 80+ Vendors, Celebrity Guests, Panels, Performances, and more!

Name: Fan EXPO Dallas
Date: June 17-19
Location: Dallas, TX
Events: Guests, Photo OPs, Autographs, Q&A, Panels, Artists Alley, Small Press/Indy Pavilion, Workshops, Seminars, Kids Lounge, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Exhibitors, Anime, Sci-Fi, Horror, Gaming, Comic Books and Collectibles.

Name: Kadabra Con
Date: June 22
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Events: Welcome to our 2nd year of Kadabra Con fun in Corpus Christi Texas! join us for an amazing weekend- 3 days of vendors, artists guests, cosplay, panels, arcade games, entertainment and more await you!

Name: Anime El Paso
Date: June 22-23
Location: El Paso, TX
Events: Anime El Paso is a Japanese culture themed convention that takes place in El Paso, Texas. The event celebrates anime, manga, and the Japanese culture.
During the convention, attendees can expect to see featured guests from the world of anime and manga as well as panels and workshops with industry professionals, maid cafe, cosplay contests, gaming tournaments, and vendors selling a wide range of merchandise and collectibles.


Name: BA-Con
Date: July 6-7
Location: Huston, TX
Events: Ba-Con is a 2-day Anime Convention celebrating Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Tabletop & Video Gaming, Special Guest Appearances, Artists, Vendors, Exciting Panels, Contests, and Japanese Culture. Taking place at the Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas. Join thousands of fans and explore over 20,000 sq feet of anime, panels, workshops, Special Guests, Vendor/Exhibitor area, Artist Alley/showcase, concerts, Cosplay Contests, Gaming, and tons of activities & programming!

Name: Collect-A-Con
Date: July 6-7
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Events: Collect-A-Con is the Nation's Largest Trading Card, Anime & Pop Culture Convention. This epic collectibles trade show event boasts over 500 dealers w/ the hottest collectibles! Collect-A-Con is showcasing celebrities, LIVE concerts, special guests, box breaks, sports cards, comics, video games, vintage toys, and more! Don't miss this incredible ALL AGES weekend event.

Name: Delta HCon
Date: July 12-14
Location: Houston, TX
Events: Join us at Delta H Con, the premier convention in the Houston area for hobby gaming enthusiasts and anime aficionados! Whether you're into card games, board games, role-playing games, miniatures, or computer games, there's something for everyone. Engage in friendly competition as you challenge friends and foes alike to duels of wits in your favorite games. Immerse yourself in our diverse Anime programming featuring voice actors, cosplay guests, maid and cosplay shows, and anime rooms showcasing a selection that rivals your own. Delta H Con is where passion meets play - don't miss out!

Name: AnimeFest
Date: July 25-28
Location: Arlington, TX
Events: AnimeFest, as the name suggests, is largely based around "anime" or Japanese animation. It has always been one of our primary motivations to educate the public about anime and the cultural aspects surrounding it. When we formed back in 1992 the term "anime" was largely unknown. Many of the "cartoons" on TV were adaptations of Japanese TV shows and a few of us began to realize this and seek out more. A small, but rapidly growing fandom was emerging out of the science fiction/fantasy fandom.

Name: DreamCon
Date: July 26-28
Location: Waco, TX
Events: Dream Con is an anime and gaming convention that started as a dream but was brought to fruition by social media influencers, RDC World1. RDC World1 dreamed of bringing together like-minded individuals to enjoy and celebrate multiple interests including pop culture, comics, art, cosplay, music and much more. Having Dream Con take place in their hometown, Waco, TX, made it all the more meaningful for them.
Dream Con provides endless entertainment for you all weekend long, with a traditional artist alley, engaging panels, memorable meet & greets, and invigorating concerts. Dream Con also has staple events such as: Wrestling, Dodgeball, Blaster Battle, and Indoor Basketball.
At Dream Con, it doesn't matter if you are a novice or an avid fan, this is a place where you will be accepted as you are! With guests ranging from notable voice actors to popular content creators, you never know who you might Naruto run into.


Name: Bell County Comic Con
Date: Aug 3-4
Location: Belton, TX
Events: Bell County Comic Con is a wholesome family friendly event for our community! BCCC focuses on bringing comics, pop culture, gaming, movies and fantasy together in one EPIC EXPO. There will be artists, superheroes, comic and toy exhibitors, games, cosplay contests, celebrity guests and much more! Come dressed up in your favorite costume, cosplay, or superhero tee and celebrate all that is amazing with us for two epic days!

Name: Hub City Comic Con
Date: Aug 24-25
Location: Lubbock, TX
Events: Hub City Comic Con returns to the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, August 23rd-25th, 2024. Meet a voice actor, see a panel, walk our 100+ vendor floor for all your weeb needs! Shop apparel, figurines, artwork, and more.

Name: SacAnime
Date: Aug 30- Sept 1
Location: Sacramento, CA
Events: Cosplay, K&J POP Battles, Music, Cafe Hoshi, AMV & Art Contests, Panels, Workshops, Table Top & Video Gaming, Karaoke, Exhibits.

Name: San Japan
Date: Aug 30- Sept 1
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: San Japan is the Largest Anime & Gaming Convention in the South Texas Region. We take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Grand Hyatt in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day Weekend. San Japan is a fan-run organization providing an annual anime-focused convention.Contests, Artists Alley, Gaming, Guests, Cosplay, Panels, Charity Events, Fandom Groups, Meet Ups, Photo Shoots


Name: College Station Comic Con
Date: Sept 14-15
Location: Bryan, TX
Events: Join us at the Brazos County Expo Complex in Bryan, Texas from September 14-15th, 2024. Get ready for cosplayers, comics, panels, kids' fun, and a huge floor fill with vendors. Meet your favorite anime stars from My Hero, Demon Slayer, Jujutsu Kaisen, and more! Don't miss out on the ultimate geek experience. Grab your tickets now and let's make some unforgettable memories!

Name: Animeverse Fest
Date: Sept 28-29
Location: Pasadena, TX
Events: Animeverse Fest returns for another exciting year, taking place at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, Texas from September 28th-29th, 2024. Immerse yourself in the ultimate anime experience as you meet beloved voice actors from your favorite shows, mingle with passionate cosplayers, and attend engaging panels and Q&A sessions. Dive into thrilling gaming tournaments and explore the extensive vendor hall filled with merchandise that will have you browsing all day long. Don't miss out on this unforgettable celebration of anime culture!


Name: Kadabra Con
Date: Oct 4-6
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
Events: Welcome to our 2nd year of Kadabra Con fun in Corpus Christi Texas! join us for an amazing weekend- 3 days of vendors, artists guests, cosplay, panels, arcade games, entertainment and more await you!

Name: Anime Mundo
Date: Oct 11-13
Location: El Paso, TX
Events: Anime fans of El Paso get ready to experience one of the highest-quality anime conventions to hit your hometown! We aim to create an unforgettable experience for our attendees, with something for everyone at Anime Mundo! So Mark your calendars and come out October 11th-13th, 2024, and come celebrate with us at the El Paso Convention Center! This event promises to bring everything you love about comic cons to El Paso, Texas with a weekend full of cosplay, panels, vendors, workshops, and much more. We can't wait to see you there!

Name: Dallas FanFestival
Date: Oct 18-20
Location: Irving, TX
Events: Dallas FAN FESTIVAL is getting a face-lift. Dallas FAN FESTIVAL is an all-new three-day Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming extravaganza that attracts thousands of people in Dallas, Texas. Everyone is a fan of something, and Dallas FAN FESTIVAL is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite Guest then get the inside scoop about your favorite movies and TV shows at our celebrity panels! Take photos with your favorite costumed characters! It's also a great place to buy a unique gift (or treat yourself!) with a huge show floor for shopping madness.


Name: Anime Frontier
Date: Dec 6-8
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Events: Set in Fort Worth, TX, a city that blends cosmopolitan energy and cowboy culture, Anime Frontier brings together the best of the US and Japan for a showcase of what's next in Japanese entertainment. Featuring some of the biggest guests in anime and manga and leading publishers in their first appearance in Texas, Anime Frontier is three days of exciting exhibits, exclusive premieres, and show-stopping special events. Join us as Japan takes over the Fort Worth Convention Center with a convention unlike any other in Texas!

Name: Abilene Comic Con
Date: Dec 7-8
Location: Abilene, TX
Events: Abliene Comic Con is a combination of everything pop culture! Anime, cosplay, collectibles, entertainment and more! Be sure to join us this winter for the event of the year!

Name: Permian Basin Comic Con (Holiday Edition)
Date: Dec 14-15
Location: Midland, TX
Events: Permian Basin Comic Con Holiday Edition is back by popular demand, and even more holiday than the last. Join us at the Midland Horseshoe Arena to make those core memories with the whole family. Find unique gifts, one of a kind collectables, art, games, and more that you wont find anywhere else. Don't forget to grab a picture with Santa, or join in on some arts and crafts for the kids.

Name: Anime STX (Holiday Edition)
Date: Dec 14-15
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: Anime STX is a FREE anime convention being held in San Antonio, TX at the Rolling Oaks Mall!

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