Animazement | Raleigh Convention Center | Special Events | Indy Week
This is a past event.

Animazement 

When: May 23-25 2014

Raleigh has become an annual hotspot for Japanese animation buffs thanks to the Animazement convention, which attracts thousands of anime fans for three days every Memorial Day weekend. For those who wouldn't know a Gundam from a Gatchaman, the whole thing can sound a mite overwhelming. But this family-friendly show is great for anyone who wants to check out amazing costumes, learn about the medium from panel discussions or find an adorable stuffed Totoro—a Hayao Miyazaki creation—in the dealers' room. Guests include all manner of artists, voice actors, translators and theme song singers, with Studio Trigger, creators of Kill la Kill, as this year's guests of honor. There will also be autograph sessions, videogame tournaments, art sales and human chess for cosplayers. It's worth the price of admission just to see if anyone rigs up a giant costume of the people-eating monsters from recent hit Attack on Titan. Get animated all day and night through May 25. —Zack Smith

Enter your starting address (include city or postal code):

(directions will appear below map)

Nearby

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Roll over stars and click to rate.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation