CONVENTION WATCH: 2013 California Conventions
A9ent 760 - Staff Writer
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Already planning your convention trips for 2013? The following conventions have announced their dates so that you can mark them on your calendar!
Anime Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) - Marriott Los Angeles Airport, Jan. 4-6, 2013.
Sac-Anime / Winter (Sacramento, CA) - Sacramento Convention Center, Jan. 4-6, 2013.
Bak-Anime (Bakersfield, CA) - Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center, Jan. 20, 2013.
Animation on Display (San Francisco, CA) - Hotel Kabuki, Feb. 16-17, 2013.
Anime Conji (San Diego, CA) - Town & Country Resort, Apr. 12-14, 2013.
Asahi Con (Antioch, CA) - Antioch High School, Apr. 13, 2013.
DaiCon (Davis, CA) - UC Davis Location TBA, May 4, 2013.
Fanime Con (San Jose, CA) - McEnery Convention Center, May 24-27, 2013.
Anime Expo (Los Angeles, CA) - Los Angeles Convention Center, Jul. 4-7, 2013.
Kintoki-Con (Sacramento, CA) - Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza, Jul. 27-28, 2013.
Kinyoobi-Con (Newark, CA) - Hilton Newark Hotel, Aug. 9-11, 2013.
AM^2/Anime Manga & Music (Anaheim, CA) - Anaheim Convention Center, Aug. 23-25, 2013.
Japan Expo USA (Santa Clara, CA) - Santa Clara Convention Center, Aug. 23-25, 2013.
Sac-Anime / Summer (Sacramento, CA) - Sacramento Convention Center, Aug. 30-Sep. 1, 2013.
Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo Presented By POW! Entertainment (Los Angeles, CA) - Los Angeles Convention Center, Nov. 1-3, 2013.
Pacific Media Expo (Los Angeles, CA) - Hilton Los Angeles Airport, November 8-10, 2013
No Dates Announced Yet…
Ani-Jam (Fresno, CA). Previously held at the Fresno Convention Center.
Branham Chibicon (San Jose, CA). Previously held at Branham High School.
Anime Five Cities (San Luis Obispo, CA) - Previously held at Ludwick Community Center.
Hyper-Con (San Mateo, CA) - Previously held at San Mateo Events Center.
Yaoi-Con (Long Beach, CA) - Previously held at Westin Long Beach Hotel.
Anime Destiny (Berkeley, CA) - Previously held at Martin Luther King Student Union/UC Berkeley.
AnimeIcon (Monterey, CA) - Previously held at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa.
This list does not include Cherry Blossom Festivals or Japanese Cultural Festivals with anime programming content. Source: Various.
CONVENTION TIP #5: Shopping for supplies in advance for a convention visit will help you save time and money during con time. Most hotels and event centers may not carry supplies that you may need and if they do, they get really pricey. Whether you’re a cosplayer or attendee of any kind, insuring that all of your important supplies are in your stockpile before con will save you the headache of finding nearby places and give you more time to at the con to have a good time.