Welcome to the home page for Anime North: Canada's premier fan run Anime convention!
Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!
This year, Anime North will be the weekend of May 24 - 26, 2013 at the Toronto Congress Centre and Doubletree International Plaza Hotel.
UPDATE: Anime North 2013 Weekend Admissions now SOLD OUT. Single-Day Admissions still available.
Crunchyroll at Anime North 2013
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 01:05
Anime streaming service Crunchyroll will have a major presence at Anime North this year. Stop by their booth in Hall F (behind registration) to get a pass for a free 30 day membership!
Calling All Resident Evil Fans
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:56
Check out our Resident Evil panel on Friday at 11pm with special guest panelist Ray Olubawale — Axeman!
Anime North 2013 has gone mobile!
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 00:26
No more worrying about losing your program, Anime North's program has gone digital! With Guidebook, you can have all the programing and dealer info on your phone. You can make your own schedule so you don't miss a thing and a to do list with your must see vendors!
New this year: Japanese Culture Track Saturday
Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:30
Anime North has teamed up with groups from the Toronto Japanese community to bring you panels focusing on aspects of Japanese culture including: kimono, kabuki, geisha, a follow-up on the post-earthquake recovery efforts, and a hilarious play about Japanese etiquette. Also, immediately following the etiquette play, there will an etiquette and general Q&A at 11:00AM. Panels take place in the Ottawa room of the Doubletree Hotel from 10:00AM to 5:00PM.
Sunday Fashion Show
Sunday, 19 May 2013 18:20Just a reminder that the Fashion Show is taking place in the Plaza Ballroom on Sunday, May 26th, from 2:00PM - 4:00PM. In addition to the fashions we had last year — kimono, steampunk, lolita, gyaru — this year we have a new Designer’s Showcase for aspiring design students from the Anime North community to show off their work. Come check it out here!
Gaming Events at the Convention
Sunday, 19 May 2013 17:38
Whether it's dice, consoles, handhelds, computers, or fake guitars, Anime North's has you covered. Check out the Gaming page for details for the weekend's events.
Pre-Registration for Anime North 2013 is now closed
Saturday, 18 May 2013 15:10
Friday and Sunday Anime North admissions will be on sale at the door of the con; approximately 1,700 Saturday admissions will also be available.
Weekend/Group admissions for Anime North 2013 are sold out. They will not be available at the Registration Desk at the convention.
Cafe Delish and puriMeido
Friday, 17 May 2013 01:39
Welcome home, master. Join the maids of Cafe Delish as they take you on a tour of the traditions that have made these cafés such a phenomenon in Japan. Relax after an exhausting day of panels, shopping, and running around by enjoying irresistible desserts and beverages at our afternoon tea service.
And in the spirit of Japan’s famous purikura (print club) photo booths, Cafe Delish has created Canada’s, if not the world’s, first puriMeido (print maid) booth. For $5 guests can choose which maid they would like to take their photo with, wear a chosen prop headpiece & participate in their chosen maid’s signature poses or create their own.
Anime North Video Countdown from The 404s!
Friday, 10 May 2013 00:59
It's a comedy countdown from The 404s! Anime North's own improv team is counting down the days to the con with a daily Youtube Video playlist, featuring favorite AN memories, funnies, contests, announcements and more. Click for today's update, and to see the videos you may have missed!
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