Anime North is coming… at Takuchat.com by user Phantomlink
Want to get in on the discussion with a great community? Then join us!
What is Anime North? Anime North ( or AN from here on out ) is Canada’s largest fan run convention based on anime, games, music, and Japanese culture. Its always held the weekend after the Victoria Day and brings a community together the size of my city in a one block radius. I’ve been to the convention twice before, cosplaying both times once as Dr Stein from Soul Eater, and then as Genesis Rhapsodus from Final Fantasy VII era.
It really is something else seeing thousands of people dressing up as various cosplays from a wide range of animes and games. Due to its popularity the past few years they’ve had to put attendance caps in affect, so there is 15000 people there with weekend passes, and up to 5000 extra for single day passes. You only need a pass to do the activities inside the Toronto Convention Center, so you can always expect more people walking around outside taking pictures or talking to people who aren’t part of the convention themselves.
What does AN offer for the enthusiest in each of us? Thousands of people cosplaying, entertainment from groups such as the 404′s, custom panels in the Doubletree Hotel where you can watch or discuss certain anime themes during their booked time slots. There is a dealers room that’s a huge space inside the center full off vendors here to sell their wares from wall posters, to manga, anime, figures, costumes, accessories and more.
During the night there is live DJ entertainment that goes on till things finally start to slow down around 2 in the morning. Inside the Convention Center there is a huge space dedicated to the J-pop rave held Friday and Saturday night.
I asked in Speakout a few days ago when they released the schedule if there was anything that people wanted me to specifically cover, heres the link to check it out and give me some heads up. I cant promise anything due to time, space restrictions and whatnot, but we’ll come across to that when the time comes.