Date(s) - 03/21/2015
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
BGSU Bowen Thompson Student Union
Animarathon is a family friendly one-day convention hosted by Anime in Northwest Ohio, the anime club at Bowling Green State University. First held in 2003 to celebrate ANO’s one-year anniversary, Animarathon celebrates any and all aspects of anime, related Japanese media, and the overall “nerd culture” that we’ve all come to know and love.
Each year, Animarathon features a wide variety of events and performances, including video game tournaments, anime screenings, informational panels, a raffle, and of course, cosplay competitions. The Dealers’ Room is open throughout the day with excellent anime merchandise, as is the Artist Alley, which features dozens of talented artists.
This year’s convention will also include the Manga Reading Library, the Kawaii Kafé, and performances by the Game and Anime Music Ensemble and Hayabusa Taiko. Since its first incarnation in 2003, Animarathon has grown consistently. Starting with only 200 attendees, the addition of space, events, and panels over the years has garnered an incredible response. In 2008, Animarathon VI broke 1000 attendees. Animarathon IX had 2000 attendees on March 26, 2011, and on March 22, 2014, we had 3300 attendees! Come help us make Animarathon XIII even better!