One of the biggest anime conventions in the world is heading to DFW
One of the world’s major anime gatherings is heading our way this holiday season, giving us a break from the seemingly constant local gatherings of curators. The world-renowned celebration known as Anime Frontier is set to take place December 3-5 at the Fort Worth Convention Center (1201 Houston St.) and will feature a packed schedule of events.
The massive event promises a “gateway” to Japanese culture with video game tournaments, over 100 exhibitors and manga creators. The convention will host hundreds of guests and feature appearances from major anime editors, performances from acts such as J-pop group Iris, and actors and voice artists from the United States and Japan.
More importantly, the convention will host plenty of cosplay get-togethers, giving you a second chance to perfect your Sailor Moon look long after Halloween is over.
“We are deeply excited to showcase the future of Japanese entertainment at its heart,” LeftField Media show director (event producer) Peter Tartara said in a press release. “In our seven years of producing conventions, LeftField Media fans and editors have come to expect an experience like no other, and we promise to exceed those expectations with the launch of Anime Frontier. It’s our honor to bring the best of Japan and introduce tens of thousands of people to what’s new, exciting and cool in Tokyo.”
Anime Frontier is the ambitious new venture from the programmer behind one of the biggest conventions in the country, Anime NYC. The scam is powered by popular anime streaming service Crunchyroll, which boasts millions of daily active users for its extensive library of titles.
Tartara also said the diversity of North Texas makes it an ideal launch location for the convention’s ambitious new expansion.
“Fort Worth is a perfect representation of American heritage and modern innovation in an incredible community,” he said in the press release. “We’ll bring unique activations, never-before-seen experiences, exclusive sneak peeks and more, all powered by the industry’s top innovators, creators and talent.”
If you plan to attend, you should note the rules on the Anime Frontier website. The first rule listed is: “Naked is not a costume. Anime Frontier is an event that will attract fans of all ages, including those under 18.”
The second rule is: “Cosplay, costumes, and clothing associated with Nazis and organized hate groups are not permitted at Anime Frontier. Absolutely no swastikas. Absolutely no SS emblems or uniforms. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi props. This includes cosplaying Nazis from fiction. It doesn’t matter if it’s anime, video game, or movie, s This is a costume with a Nazi insignia on it, it’s not allowed at Anime Frontier.”
Well, that’s all of Prince Harry’s costume ideas.