Anime Convention is coming to St. Pete

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This wild anime convention is 100% worth the drive to neighboring St. Petersburg. In Tampa we have Comic Con. If you like immersion in global pop culture iconography, you’re in for a treat at this one-of-a-kind lively celebration. The ultimate exhibition of cosplay and all things anime takes over the St. Pete Coliseum on September 17-18. and an extraordinarily unique anime-themed TikTok film festival.

“We want to give fans the opportunity to dive deep into Japanese media and connect with the community,” said Anime St. Pete convention organizer Dewey Caruthers. “St. Petersburg, the fifth largest city in the state, deserves an anime convention,” he said, noting that The Sunshine City is the only major city in Florida that doesn’t have an anime convention. anime.

Anime Convention celebrates the globally beloved art form

Anime St. Pete is brought to you by the organizers of St. Pete Comic Con, which attracted 3,500 attendees in its first edition. Six major anime voice actors headline the convention (more on that below), and the first event features more than 50 panels covering a wide range of topics from popular Q&As with voice actors and “Anime Jeopardy” to a deeper topic. dives such as “The Philosophy of Power in Dragon Ball” and “The Anthropology of One Piece”.

Anime St. Pete is also hosting a one-of-a-kind TikTok Film Festival to celebrate the overlap between anime fans and TikTok users. Entrants are invited to bring their creativity and show the judges what they have by submitting their own TikTok! $500 in cash prizes available for winners. Jump on this trending audio, implement Akira-level cinematography, and introduce St. Pete to your artistic vision.fv

Big prizes to be won for participants

In addition to the film festival, cosplay contest, and fan art on display, there will also be a Lip Sync battle. Entrants will compete for a total of $200 in cash prizes. You will need to pre-register for these events. Be sure to visit Anime St. Pete’s website for more details.

St. Pete’s first-ever anime convention adds it to the growing list of major Florida cities celebrating this long-standing art form that continues to influence fashion, architecture, design and film today. today. The St. Pete Coliseum is located at 535 4th Ave N in downtown St. Pete. Those visiting the city for the event, or perhaps just wanting to enjoy an excursion/stay in the ‘Burg, should consider booking a room at the beautiful Hollander Hotel. This spot offers the highest-rated breakfast in Sunshine City and a chic pool with cabanas.

Featured comedians:

  • Aaron Dismuke, who voices popular characters in beloved anime series like My Hero Academia, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Dr. Stone.
  • Bryson Baugus, who voices popular characters in beloved anime series like Haikyu!!, Attack on Titan and Darling in the Franxx.
  • Ryan Bartley, who voices popular characters in beloved animated series like Hunter x Hunter, Demon Slayer, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  • Chris Guerrero, who voices popular characters in beloved anime series like Overlord, Sk8 the Infinity, and Fairy Tail.
  • Jill Harris, who voices popular characters in beloved anime series like Black Clover, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K and Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card.
  • Dallas Reid, who voices popular characters in beloved animated series like Black Clover, Dragon Ball Super, and Angels of Death.
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