Southwest Cons 2021


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Southwest Regiment Covering: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
As the cons comity come to some decisions regarding holding their cons and dates, I will post as quickly as I can. I'm sorry to say some cons will not be returning at all this year....perhaps they will in 2022.....

JANUARY:


Name: SacAnime
Date: April 2-4
Location: Sacramento, CA
Events: Cosplay, K&J POP Battles, Music, Cafe Hoshi, AMV & Art Contests, Panels, Workshops, Table Top & Video Gaming, Karaoke, Exhibits.



APRIL:


Name: South Texas Comic Con
Date: April 23-25
Location: Mcallen, TX
Events: Celebrities, Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Gaming, Kids Zone, Cosplay and Cosplay Contest, Exhibitors, Vendors, Panels, Speakers.

JUNE:


Name: Albuquerque Comic Con
Date: June 25-27
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


JULY:


Name: Anime Matsuri
Date: July 8-11
Location: Houston, TX
Events: Anime Matsuri is the spectacular annual anime and Japanese pop culture convention hosted in Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center. Join attendees from over 30 different countries in a celebration of anime, music, art and cosplay, with hundreds of hours of programming and exciting Guests, Celebrities and Industry Experts. Hosted at the state-of-the-art George R. Brown Convention, the Hilton Americas and Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston, the southern hospitality is in full swing with food trucks, indoor and outdoor activities until 4am.


Name: Comicpalooza
Date: July 17-18
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.


AUGUST:


Name: Anime Sekai
Date: Aug 6-8
Location: Abilene, TX
Events: Anime Sekai is an Anime, Cosplay, Gaming, Comic, Convention. Full of cosplay, anime, special guest appearances, artists, vendors, table top games, video games, card games, exciting panels, contests, events and collectibles, giveaways; you name it, we've got it! Taking place at the Abilene Convention Center on September 18-20, 2020 in Abilene TX. Over 1,000 in attendance! Ages 13 & under are free!
Anime Sekai started in 2018 bringing a brand NEW experience to Abilene, Texas! Here at Anime Sekai you can immerse yourself in our game room experiencing retro style gaming to the latest gaming system tournaments. Or get lost in our massive dealers room where you can find just about anything!


Name: Animania Wichita Falls
Date: Aug 21
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Events: Animania is located in Wichita Falls, TX and was started in 2017. Animania takes place each year at the MPEC Convention Center and looked forward to each and every year since it's beginning.
Animania was the first Anime, Gaming, Comic, Art, and Cosplay Convention in Wichita Falls and boy was it needed! The support of the community has been amazing with thousands of attendees attending each year.
We have all the convention staples plus more including; Cosplay Contest, Vendors, Artists, Panels, Video Gaming, Board Gaming, Photo Opportunities, Family Fun Activities and much more.


SEPTEMBER:


Name: El Paso Comic Con
Date: April 10-12
Location: El Paso, TX
Events: Guests, Autographs, Photo OPs, Artists Alley, Crafting, Panels, Q&A, Vendors, Exhibitors, Seminars, Workshops, Gaming, After Hours Events.



Name: Fan EXPO Dallas
Date: Sept 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.


OCTOBER:


Name: All-Con
Date: Oct 29-31
Location: Dallas, 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.


NOVEMBER:


Name: PokeFest SA
Date: Nov 5-6
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: We pride ourselves in bringing together the most memorable anime convention experience by inviting guests to enjoy our exclusive industry guests from your favorite 90s anime TV shows and movies! Enjoy console gaming on Nintendo Switch, PS4, plus LIVE tournaments and learning workshops like cosplay 101. Since 2016 we've worked to offer the best experience for our attendees, guests, and staff. We are proud to always have our attendees and safety in mind to ensure we have the best J-style anime convention experience possible.



DECEMBER:


Name: Anime Frontier
Date: Dec 3-5
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!


GENRE SPECIFIC CONS:


Name: Kameha Con
Date: Postponed to Next Year
Location: Irving, TX
Genre: Kameha Con is a Dragonball universe Fan Convention celebrating everything Dragonball!
Events: Exhibits, Guests, Cosplay, Gaming Tournaments, Panels, Autograph & Photo OPs, Vendors, Workshops, Meet-ups




CONS WITH DATES FOR 2021 TBA:

Name: Mini-Mini Con
Date: TBA
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: DreamCon
Date:
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: San Japan
Date:
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events: Contests, Artists Alley, Gaming, Guests, Cosplay, Panels, Charity Events, Fandom Groups, Meet Ups, Photo Shoots



CONS CANCELED OR POSTPONED TILL 2022

Name: Mizuumi-Con
Date:
Location: San Antonio, TX
Events:Anime, Japanese Culture, Gaming, Panels, Cosplay, Vendors, Artists


Name: Sabaku Con
Date: POSSIBLE CANCELLATION WILL ADVISE
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Events: Panels, Guests, Raves, Anime, Manga, Gaming, Cafe, Performances, Exhibits, Artists, Cosplay and Cosplay Contests.

Name: Fandom Legacy
Date:
Location:
Fandom Legacy Con is a three-day multi-fandom event focused on attendee engagement, immersion, and building a community. Our focus is on you! This convention is about the fandoms that bring us together and their legacy's impact on generations to come. Every event will have some form of audience participation.
We are partnering with local and national groups to offer the best available roleplaying, gaming, crafting, collecting, learning, and competitive entertainment possible. Our dealer's room and artist alley will be carefully curated to give you a wide variety of diverse, quality merchandise to choose from. The goal is that there is always something for everyone to do at the con, but the fun doesn't start or end there. One of our goals is to make Fandom Legacy Convention a year-round way to compete, interact, make friends, and stay up to date on all your fandoms.


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

KGSupreme

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I am certainly hitting up Fan Expo Dallas in Sept, let me know if any other 405th are going too! I could easily travel within Texas to others if we have plans.
 
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