News & Updates

2 more guest reveals and an art contest!

Christine Cabanos and Erika Harlacher are our two new guest reveals, check out their guest pages to learn more about them!

We’ve also gotten word about an art contest that we thought you might be interested in! The 6th Annual Manga Kingdom Tottori International Comic Art Contest is looking for submissions, with a grand prize of 500,000 yen. Head HERE for contest rules and entry. Matsuricon is not running this contest.


AMV Contest registration is now open!

Head on over to our new Video Events page to read up on contest information and rules. You’ll even notice that we’ve got some cool new stuff going on this year, including VES, or Video Entertainment Showcase! There’s even a list of last year’s AMV contest winners for you to check out. Hopefully we’ll see you in one of our themed video rooms this year, where attendance will count towards points to vote for your favorite side, Mecha or Magical Girl.

Press/Photographers, check this out!

We’re now accepting applications for Press Passes and Photographer Badges for Matsuricon 2017! Read up on our information and policies here, and submit your application. We can’t wait to see you at the convention!

Panel Submissions are OPEN!

Head on over to our Be a Panelist page, and submit your panels now! Submissions will be open from March 15th through June 7th, and responses will start going out June 8th at the earliest. We can’t wait to see what panel ideas you all have!

One of us, one of us!

Have you ever wanted to be more involved in the con scene? Maybe see some of the behind-the-scenes action? It’s the PERFECT time for you to apply to be a volunteer for Matsuricon 2017! If you work 24 hours over the con weekend, you’ll get your badge for free! There are great perks and wonderful people to meet!

We especially need help in our Staff Suite department. Staff Suite volunteers are the amazing people who help cook for and feed all of our volunteers, and it’s an important job! You don’t need any food-service experience, we’ll teach you what you need to know.

Check out our Volunteering page and submit an application! You must be at least 16 years old by August 25th, 2017.

2017 Guest Announcements!

We’re incredibly happy to be announcing 4 of our Guests for Matsuricon 2017! We’ve got a little bit of Mecha, and a little bit of Magica! Which side are YOU on?

Check out our Guests!