The Entertainment Hall is the place to celebrate cosplay, gaming, and art at Anime Expo!
The Entertainment Hall is where the fun of Anime Expo begins! Been working all year on your cosplay? Show it off and take a photo in one of our many sets! Looking for a show? Our Community Stage hosts a variety of performers and tournament finals throughout the whole weekend. Want to show off your video game prowess against other attendees? Sign up for one of the many eGaming tournaments. No matter what your Entertainment Needs are, the Entertainment Hall has it all!
Look for Genki Pachinko Japan / SANKYO in the Entertainment Hall to try out pachinko machines from Japan and get a free gift (while supplies last)! You can also enjoy SANKYO animation contents at the booth!
Also located in the Entertainment Hall is our Cosplay Repair Area, where all attendees can go for help with and supplies for emergency costume fixes.
Celebrating Community through Art!
After a few years hiatus, we are bringing back the art show to its former glory! Now located in the Entertainment Hall, the Art Show will feature traditional, digital, sculpture and models.
Large walls of paper are available for attendees to leave their mark at Anime Expo.
Breaking any of these rules may result in censorship by staff volunteers, badge confiscation, and/or immediate removal from the convention.
We invite artists each year to provide live art throughout the Anime Expo weekend. The finished pieces are usually available for sale at the end of the weekend. In recent years, we’ve worked with the Chalk Twins, who create large-scale pieces featuring different anime series. 2015 artists are TBD
Continuing the tradition of supporting the Community through performance, the Community Stage in the Entertainment Hall is calling for performers! This stage has previously featured eGaming tournament finals, as well as performances from Chii Sakurabi and Survey Corps.
From martial arts demos to dance performances to singers, we want to spotlight our attendees’ creative endeavors! Interested in performing on the Community Stage? Send us your information by submitting an application below:Four microphones a basic audio/visual equipment are available.
Thank you very much! We have received many applications and will be closing the applications early, as all the spots have been filled.
Back by popular demand, our Cosplay Sets have grown in number! Each set will encompass a wide variety of genres from both anime and video games for all cosplayers to enjoy. Bring your amazing cosplays and a camera to make some memories!
Every cosplayer has experienced the horror of a ripped seam or a broken wing in their time attending conventions. For years Anime Expo has provided a way for you to fix any snafu that may happen and this year is no exception! With every kind of glue imaginable, we can offer you a place to sit and a glue gun to get that piece of armor back in place. There’s also a plentiful supply of bobby pins to keep any wig on just right! And don’t forget about the sewing machines for any and all hems that refuse to stay hemmed.
Anime Expo is proud to present the newest addition to our Cosplay Area – The Cosplay Senpai! Our Cosplay Senpai are local and global cosplayers that promote the fun, unity, and acceptance of the Cosplay community. Through their amazing cosplays and positive attitudes we hope to convey the expression and excitement that the hobby can bring to everyone. Come by the Cosplay Set Area during the convention to meet and greet them!
Our Entertainment Hall home to an enormous collection of modern and vintage arcade games. Try out some new games from Japan, visit old favorites, or even show off a little on your favorite machine. Change machines will be provided, so grab some quarters and spend some time playing with friends at our arcade!
The eGaming area provides video game fans with the opportunity to try out the newest games on the market. Play a few rounds for fun, or compete head-to-head with your fellow gamers. Featuring brand new titles as well as a few tried and true favorites, the eGaming area is a must-see for video game fans. Tournaments will be held throughout the con, with schedules coming soon.