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Anime Festival Orlando at the Wyndham Orlando Resort

The annual anime themed convention in Orlando has made a big impact on the Japanese animation scene.

For the last 15 years this three-day gathering has continued to move up the ranks, making it a must attend event.

It is held at the Wyndham Orlando Resort every August.

A Florida Favorite

Big names in the anime and pop culture scene can be found here. A number of well-known actors, voice actors and directors will be on hand to speak on their art including: Dante Basco, Todd Haberkorn, and Veronica Taylor.

Game shows, workshops, cosplay events and parties are scheduled throughout the festival.

There is good reason to make sure you pack your best outfits, the Cosplay Contest shells out a $1000 prize to the winner.

If you make it to Orlando during the same time as the convention and forget your don’t need to worry, there are a number of dealers on hand to pick up a new costume for the weekend.

Ticket Info

Multi-day tickets are available for all three days of events.

Three-day tickets can be purchased online or at the door.

If you would like to attend for a single day tickets can only be purchased at the door, cash only.

Up to two children under the age of five (5) are free with each paying adult.

Volunteers Welcome

Multi-day tickets are available for all three days of events.

If you are around for a while you may also want to consider volunteering during the event.

You get a behind the scenes feel for the event and help in making the festival happen.

If you volunteer 13 hours or more during the event you get a complimentary three-day pass for the event. Volunteers need to be 16 years of age or older.

Pack your best cosplay outfits and get ready for Florida’s favorite Japanese animation convention.

By Marie Ospina

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