A-Kon Anime Convention

The annual convention dedicated to anime, manga, cosplay, Japanese pop culture, writing, comics, and much, much more!

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  • Scott H.

    I have been attending A-Kon since summer 1996. Every year, it gets better. The more I attend, the more I love it. I enjoy meeting voice actors/actress and getting their autographs and pictures taken, attending cosplay skits, buying anime merchandise at the dealers room, playing video games in the game room, attending panel shows, and wearing my costumes. I even enjoy doing cosplay photo ops with other fans. I also enjoy meeting other fans who have the same interest as I do. I only wish the con could bring back the masquerade ball dance. I miss it so much when I get to dance with lovely young ladies, since I don't have a girlfriend. I will keep going to this con and Animefest for years to come. I don't just attend the convention, watch the skits, shows, and panels, buy the merchandise, meet voice actors, or cosplay. I LIVE IT TO THE FULLEST!

    June 23, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Hello! I'm writing an article on A-Kon for an online magazine and would like to know: How long have you been attending A-Kon? Why do you come? And what's your favorite part of the Kon?

    June 14, 2013

    • Stephanie F.

      Thank you all very much!

      June 15, 2013

    • Grace

      I went to my first A-Kon last year (A-Kon 23), and came back for A-Kon 24! One of the best parts are the concerts and dances!

      June 22, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Please pass this on if your car or the car of someone you know was towed at A-Kon this weekend!

    There is someone who is helping to collect information about attendees whose vehicles were towed, and has filed paperwork to help to get people's money back if they were specifically targeted by certain groups at certain lots. There is only a 14-day window to file on your end, so I urge you to contact either Larry Sutton ([masked]) or to send an email to [masked] and include a copy of the tow receipt, the date and time, their name address and phone# and any comments. Fax is an option at[masked]-6968. His phone is[masked]

    June 4, 2013

    • Stephanie F.

      Some people who were towed were parked in legitimate non-parking zones and may not get their money back, just fyi.

      June 4, 2013

  • James L.

    Does anyone know who the group was that were doing interviews of the people there? The one guy had on a Russian fur hat and a CCCP shirt with the hammer and sickle. Just wanting to watch it on Youtube.

    Thanks for any leads.

    June 4, 2013

  • Joshua E.

    Everything was good till some stupid guy rob some of my statues.

    June 3, 2013

    • Christina

      Sorry to hear that Josh :(

      1 · June 4, 2013

    • Joshua E.

      I know who was because the manager of the hotel show me the video. But I won't do anything. But that person is on this group. So I would be careful next time someone wants to pretend to be. My friend :/

      June 4, 2013

  • Umi F.

    The entire experience was overall good. I do wish something could be done to quell the "God complex" of some of the Con staff but overall best Akon in over a decade for us. The hotel staff were very gracious and bent over backwards for us. I will be going next year. It was fantastic!

    1 · June 4, 2013

    • Stephanie F.

      Sorry to hear about your experiences with some members of staff. We have training in how to interact with con attendees, but there are some people who don't get it (we have over 1000 volunteers descending on us in two days!). FYI, for you and anyone else who may have run-ins with staff: please try to get their badge names and report it to the con ([masked]) so we can identify them and get them trained. If you don't manage to get their names, if you can get a basic description of the person, the loction where they were at the time, and the time it happened, we can narrow it down to who was assigned to work in that area at that time and identify them that way.

      Thanks!

      1 · June 4, 2013

    • Stephanie F.

      I meant to add that I apologize for your experience! I am not yet recovered from working A-Kon. :/

      2 · June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So, I was not able to make it - suffice it to say, I'm very angry and disappointed.
    Next year! I will make it a personal mission (ninja style!) to be there.

    June 2, 2013

    • Thomas C.

      Dohh well then we will see you next year....

      1 · June 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      definitely!

      June 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I met nonya and mike

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Nonya

      Hope to see ya at the next con

      June 3, 2013

    • Devin

      Tried to find you, Hunter, since you actually have a picture, but there were sooo many people! How did volunteering go?

      June 4, 2013

  • Devin

    Sorry I didn't meet anybody! Afest in a few months!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Lynda

    Amazing... even with a few problems here and there.

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darts tonight in Addison if anybody want to join 3 dollars you call it

    June 3, 2013

  • Mariah

    First time at Akon!! I've wanted to go for 5 years. It's about time! Will be cosplaying Konan from Naruto Shippuden. :,3

    4 · May 12, 2013

    • Mariah

      Thanks guys, the con was beyond my wildest imagination!!! XD <3

      2 · June 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You have a couple months before the next one get ready

      June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aside from standing in line for 4.5 hours for passes on Friday morning (we left at 5am to "beat the rush" - ha), the rest of the day was kind of shot. We missed several panels that we wanted to go to because we were stuck in line. Thankfully we met some nice people and had conversations to pass the time. Still debating on going back though, they have so much fixing to do to change my mind (also the price for hotel rooms was a bit more than what I normally expect).

    June 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was fun, and as devin Said leys try to keep in contact my Facebook is Jeremy warner

    June 3, 2013

  • Devin

    Hey anyone have face book.? We can all keep in touch on there for afest and next yr . Mines devingarcia71@yahoo easy'er to find me

    June 2, 2013

  • Christina

    My first time at A-Kon was fantastic! I'm cosplaying next time!

    June 2, 2013

    • Christina

      Would've liked to meet all the Meetup peeps, but hopefully @ AnimeFest as well as next years A-Kon25! ;)

      June 2, 2013

  • Devin

    It sucks that I didn't get to meet up with anybody but I had a blast for my first time to a con :) hope y'all had fun as well maybe next year ill get to hang out with the other Devin :p

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Eathean W.

    Amazing.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Eathean W.

    and... its over badass time tho.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • James L.

    Super cool! Kyle, Todd, and Vic were awesome!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Christina

    The system wouldnt let me post the rest of the night!

    June 2, 2013

  • Devin

    Did we decide on anything for the Meetup meet up?

    June 2, 2013

    • michael

      Im at the misfits of comedy

      June 2, 2013

    • Devin

      How about during daytime?

      June 2, 2013

  • Joshua E.

    So there is any party tonite???

    2 · June 1, 2013

    • Christina

      Ok on 3rd floor...where do I go?

      June 1, 2013

    • Joshua E.

      U have to be able to see a board saying pc and console games at your left side Khmer ballroom

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • Devin

    Does anybody know the Charizard with the wings that pop out?

    June 1, 2013

  • Stephanie F.

    Please drop by the How'd We Do panel at 2:45 PM Sunday in the Grand Ballroom, or use the app feedback form in the app to let us know what A-Kon did right and what we need improvement on. (I and Joe, on the PR team, are reading everything here, but it would help us if you did one of the other two as well. Thank you!)

    2 · June 1, 2013

  • Christina

    Listening to Living the Life of the Prof. Voice Actor in the Grand Ballroom :)

    June 1, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    Ok shopping and food done time to find some other trouble to get into.

    1 · June 1, 2013

  • Nonya

    Are the dealers really closed already?

    June 1, 2013

    • Devin

      I looove the app.

      June 1, 2013

    • Nonya

      Yeah but thought it was open until 6. Someone just told me its closed

      June 1, 2013

  • Christina

    I made it! :D Just walked into the Gaming n RPG section....walkin to find the Reg table....

    June 1, 2013

    • Christina

      In the Artist Alley lookin around...cool stuff! Dealer room next...

      June 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice

      1 · June 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im at Dalat

    2 · May 31, 2013

    • Christina

      Nonya, I didn't dress up, was just my scary self! :p

      June 1, 2013

    • Nonya

      Heh as was I in a red adventure time shirt

      June 1, 2013

  • Christina

    I havent arrived at Akon yet...leaving soon...can I still register to get in??

    June 1, 2013

    • Feathered Fury (.

      You didn't ask! Lol I tried to figure out what you wanted to do so we could meet somewhere ^^;

      June 1, 2013

    • Erika

      ...not talking to you for 5 minutes.... : p

      June 1, 2013

  • Nonya

    Anyone else hungry? How are the lines at the meat truck?

    1 · June 1, 2013

    • Feathered Fury (.

      Awww =( if you're still hungry, I heard the tacos were really good ^^

      June 1, 2013

    • Nonya

      Would have to know where they were. Boo

      June 1, 2013

  • Erika

    There is FREE parking next to the renaissance hotel. Lot C

    1 · May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Nice

      May 31, 2013

    • Christina

      Thx for the tip Erika! Will drive there then walk over to the Anatole :)

      June 1, 2013

  • Nonya

    Ok I can't reply to ANYTHING...

    2 · May 31, 2013

    • Nonya

      I can has voice again?

      2 · June 1, 2013

  • Lyndsey P.

    Who is going to the dance?

    May 31, 2013

    • Gino

      When is the dance?

      June 1, 2013

    • Feathered Fury (.

      12-3am (rave)

      June 1, 2013

  • Joshua E.

    Somebody is going to continue the party after the concert.???

    May 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm going Uptown

      May 31, 2013

    • Joshua E.

      What is going on over there?

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was just the one and only Simon from Durarara at this whole convention. I think I did a damn well impression. Lol.

    May 31, 2013

  • Thomas C.

    My kingdom for a in room dining room menu.

    May 31, 2013

  • Colby

    I'm here look for the ANBU black ops member with blue cat mask and black hooded robe I'd love to chat

    May 31, 2013

    • Colby

      I'm near the jade entrance sitting at a table by myself

      May 31, 2013

  • Devin

    Anyone have any parking tips? I'm being told Anatole and Garden Inn are full (I'm staying at Garden Inn)

    May 31, 2013

    • Devin

      Which works if you are coming and staying. I have to come and go a few times over the weekend.

      May 31, 2013

    • Erika

      Lot C, next to renaissance hotel. Free parking. I parked there all morning

      May 31, 2013

  • Nonya

    Testing stupid app

    May 31, 2013

    • Devin

      testing one two?

      May 31, 2013

  • Feathered Fury (.

    How about we all meet at the a-kon meet and greet at 12 today?

    May 31, 2013

    • Feathered Fury (.

      Ppl going into room. We're off to the side in case any of you guys are here?

      May 31, 2013

    • Feathered Fury (.

      Going in >.<

      May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not sure if there is something I missed in the materials we picked up from that fun 4 hour pre-reg line but does anyone have the skinny on the wifi access while at the con?

    May 31, 2013

    • Feathered Fury (.

      Niiiice thanks for the tip!

      May 31, 2013

    • Stephanie F.

      I've also found out that there's free wifi in the lobby.

      1 · May 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Abort the Marco polo idea. Everyone plays along.

    2 · May 30, 2013

    • JD M.

      Yah...think picking a location..like the front lobby...might be more productive heh

      May 31, 2013

    • Nonya

      True very true

      May 31, 2013

  • Joshua E.

    Somebody just scream meet up I heard that

    May 31, 2013

  • Devin

    GUYS. iamsoexcitedomgg

    2 · May 29, 2013

    • Devin

      I won't be Irene until Saturday and maybe Sunday haha

      May 31, 2013

    • Nonya

      Noted.

      May 31, 2013

  • Nonya

    Marco

    1 · May 31, 2013

  • Colby

    I'll be there around 1 can not wait much longer I'm about to go insane from excitement :)

    May 30, 2013

    • Colby

      Nice choice I went last year for the first time most fun I've ever had

      1 · May 31, 2013

  • michael

    Hey guys and gals just figured i would see if anyone needs a room for the kon me and 2 friends are staying in the best western right next to the hotel and have a room from thursday night to sunday if anyone is interested the price for the whole time would obly be $85 but you would be sleeping on the floor just post a reply if interested

    May 1, 2013

    • michael

      Just figured i would bump this back up for anyone in need of a last min room $85 covers thursday-sun but in the best western right next door

      May 19, 2013

    • Victor R.

      hey still offering the space for the room by any chance?

      May 30, 2013

  • Devin

    Hey is anyone else going to be in the tournaments?

    May 29, 2013

    • Victor R.

      Tekken tournament fo sho.

      1 · May 30, 2013

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