It's human chess with cosplayers! We're back once again to bring you your favorite characters and have them wage battle on a giant chess board in the most epic game ever! Come watch your most beloved and hated characters in a grueling match where only one side can be victorious.
Cosplay Wrestling Federation (18+)
The purpose of the Cosplay Wrestling Federation (Also known as the CWF) is to combine the high energy drama of professional wrestling show but scale it down so that any cosplayer can participate. Staged as a professional wrestling event, cosplayers come to the stage and give speeches to either garner the support or hatred of the crowd resulting in cheers or boos. Through a series of rounds, contestants are eliminated one by one and a champion is crowned and awarded with a customized CWF belt. The show is rowdy, the fans are energized, and all of the high stakes drama that people love about anime and pro wrestling are available in abundance.
Late Comedy Showdown (18+)
Do you think you’re funny? Or do you just want a laugh? Either way you’re bound to have fun at the Late Comedy Showdown: Tryouts! Come on in to contend for a spot in the Finals or simply relax with friends.
The competitors have been selected and it’s now an all-out battle of jokes and jibes to determine who will be crowned the champion of Anime Expo’s Late Comedy Showdown!
Otaku Parlimentary Debate
Hear ye, hear ye! Multiple teams duke it out over divisive topics, and the crowd determines the winner. Which team will be crowned champion of this year's Otaku Parliamentary Debate?
Are you passionate about your fandom? Have a bone to pick about which Gundam series is the best? How about who's the strongest magical girl? Then come and defend your claims! Come and signup while spots are available.
*Teams will be formed during sign-ups.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Grab your team and arm yourselves with cameras. When we say go, take the list of items we have provided you and get as many snapshots of the items as you possibly can! The team that's back first with the highest amount of photos wins!
Tough Crowd covers everything in the hobbyist world, with a special emphasis on controversies, both real, and imagined. Come join convention comic regulars argue about things nobody should really care about.