May 6 - 8, 2022 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
No unvaccinated individuals allowed. Masks required.

An epic three-day celebration of anime, video games, and music in Minneapolis.

May 6 - 8, 2022

AniMinneapolis provides you with a safe, exciting, fun place to make friends with people who share the same interests, as you participate in your choice of hundreds of different events. Over three days you can cosplay (optional), attend big events like concerts/dances/contests, play video games, and buy anime stuff. Because you'll be doing this among thousands of other anime fans, you're likely to meet a few cool people who like the same things and enjoy them together. Or, if you're a loner, we have some of the most epic event experiences you can imagine - exciting concerts, autograph sessions, hilarious panels and events, and much more.

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Shop from vendors in Minneapolis

AniMinneapolis features some incredible vendors selling all kinds of awesome stuff! Our exhibition hall is jam-packed with all the amazing anime and gaming stuff that you could be looking for. You can complete your collection or start a new one by shopping in our incredible dealers room and our artists alley.

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Three days of anime events.

Have you ever wondered how to tell if your collectible sword is as good as the swords in Samurai Champloo or in Rurouni Kenshin? Do you want to hear stories from behind the recording booth with some of the most famous anime voice actors on the planet? How about attending some epic musical events? We have all that and more every year at our jam-packed anime convention.

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Your Tickets

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5000 anime fans came last year.

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Register right now for $40.00.

Super-low full 3-day price.

You can register online, or at the convention.

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The convention dates: May 6 - 8, 2022

One day only: $40.

Online registration benefits:
  • Make sure you have a badge before we run out.
  • Faster check-in at the convention.
  • We invite more guests as more people register.

Registration FAQs

What does my registration money go towards?
Your registration fees go towards making the best convention possible. Our largest expenses every year include paying for the hotel in which to hold the convention, and the special guests that highlight the convention (including flights, meals, and hotel rooms). We use it to get our full-color 8.5"x11" program guides, plastic card badges, and pay for the technology that we rent or buy every year (computers for registration, projectors for video rooms).

What are platinum badges?
Platinum badges get you first-in-line privileges at these events: Steam Powered Giraffe Concert, The Fantasy Ball, Each Nights Rave Dance. See more.

When should I pre-register?
The sooner you register, the lower the admission price you pay. Online pre-registration is a very easy and quick way to pay. Many people register as early as possible to save as much as they can, but some also wait until they can be certain they know that they are able to attend the convention. We recommend registering as early as you can, because your early registration helps us plan a bigger and better weekend.

What do I get for registering?
Your registration gives you access to the entire anamazing convention, which includes a weekend of over 50 different events, access to our massive exhibit hall, access to our video screening rooms, access to our video gaming room, and access to everything else. At this time, none of the events cost extra to attend - any exceptions will be noted in the event description (though it goes without saying that you can buy things in the dealers room or one of our auction events). Your registration pays for the special guests of honor you can meet, technology, program books, equipment, and everything that goes into putting an entire weekend of events together. Every con event has a lot of costs such as renting the venue, renting equipment, microphones, projectors, program guides, safety staff, and your registrations make these individual events in the convention possible.

Can I register by mail?
The only way to register is online. Online registration is much faster, and more secure, and your data is instantly entered into our registration database. HOWEVER, if you are with a school group of 10+ people and the only way you can register is with a paper check, contact us for help and we'll take care of you.

What is a badge?
A badge is a plastic/paper card with your name and registration ticket number that lets you into convention events. You can pick up this badge, with a lanyard to wear it, at the registration desk when you get to the convention. The conference badge grants access to all events of the convention, but use of the badge is subject to all terms, conditions, and rules of the convention. Attending is a privilege, and badges can be revoked without refund for violation of the rules at any time by convention staff.

What should my "badge name" be?
A "badge name" is the name we print on your badge. Many people choose their character or cosplay names, or use their real names. Some people choose to use just their first names. Please limit your badge name to less than 20 characters. Space for us to print your name on the badge is limited.

Is there a group discount?
Yes, when 10 people or more register as a group (such as an anime club) you can get 10% off the current registration price per person. This happens automatically! Simply add ten people who are over 13 years old, and you'll see the discount applied. All ten registrations must be paid for together online with a credit card using the same account (or with an official school check for school groups). Email with questions.

Is there a discount for children?
Yes. Children from 7 to 12 can get a weekend badge for $10 off the price for adults, but children under 13 must be accompanied by a supervisory adult who also purchases a badge at the full adult weekend price (max 2 children per adult). This can be done online or at the door, but they must be purchased at the same time (not separately, ever). The single day price for children is the same as for adults, there is no discount for single day registration for children. Children under 7 are admitted free with the purchase of an adult registration. Children under 7 do not need to buy a badge or register. Children under 13 must be with an adult at all times.

Can I bring my mom or grandma?
Yes! They need a badge to enter convention space, but to make it easier we give you an automatic $5 discount to anyone over 40 registering with at least two relatives under 18. This discount is only valid online on weekend badges, and only if you register together.

Is there a discount for educators or teachers?
To make it easier for school groups to attend, teachers, or other licensed educators who are chaperoning a school group, can register for our convention for free by emailing us at least 35 days before the convention. We encourage groups to bring their teachers. Unfortunately since our convention reaches such a wide audience, only those individuals employed by a school/university/etc at least half-time are eligible for free admission.

Where do I get my badge?
You must pick up your badge (or register) at the registration desk, they will not be mailed. We request that you provide photo ID if you have pre-registered. There will be separate lines for pre-registration and at-con registration, please be sure to find the correct line.

How do I get registration confirmation?
We will email you with confirmation of your registration soon after registering, in most cases. Please save your PayPal receipt, as it can also serve as confirmation of your registration. You only need your ID to pick up your badge, you don't need your email (though it may speed up the process).

I pre-registered and can't make it this year, can I get a refund?
We try to have a generous refund policy. We can send you a refund, minus a $5 fee each, if the refund is requested soon enough after registering, but not when the convention is too close. We do not allow badges to be resold, given away, or otherwise transferred to other individuals. See the complete policy.

Why should I pre-register?
Pre-registration helps us estimate the number of attendees we will have, and it helps us pay for things in advance. If you pre-register, we can invite more guests, buy more food for our ConSweet if we have one, plan more entertainment, and a lot more. Oh, and you save money.

What do my convention registration costs go towards?
Your registration payments are used for a number of purposes to facilitate holding the convention, such as paying the hotel or convention center, bringing in VIP guests of honor, screenings of anime, and getting equipment used during the convention. Early registration gets a discount, as we are often able to lower costs when we can more accurately estimate the number of people attending in advance. Your registration fees also help us put a large number of hours each week into planning the event.

What if I have questions about other things?
If your question is not answered, please check our website for a section that may answer your question. Only if you can not find the answer online, you should contact us.

AniMinneapolis 2022
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

We are excited to bring AniMinneapolis to the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, in the heart of downtown. We are happy to have a lot of two-bed rooms for this year! Some highlights from this hotel include:
  • A low rate of only $129 per night for a two-bed room. This means you can fit so many of your friends together for cheap!
  • A ton of event space to make the best convention ever, so that we can hold more awesome events like Karaoke and table top gaming in addition to a new massive exhibit hall.
  • Our ConSweet, which includes free ramen, rice, and soda. Attendees will have access to free ramen and soda all weekend, as part of their admission.
  • Keep in mind parking is $29 per day. Unfortunately parking is not owned by the hotel so we can't get a bigger discount.

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

Hotel Block Status: Now open for 2022!
Please Remember. Get your room early to make sure to get one at the low group rate!
To book online: Click Here To Book Online 2022
Rooms Cost: $129.00+tax per night.

Tax and fees extra. $10 more per night for triple/quad occupancy.

Many parts of the skywalk are under a "uniform hours" program. Skywalk hours may change, but these are the expected hours to use the skywalk for convenient inside travel!
M-F 6:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.**
Sat 9:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.**
Sun Noon - 6 p.m.**
**Note: We have been told that the skywalk will be open until 1am during our convention. However we can not be 100% certain as this relies on several different venues remembering to keep their section open during that time.

Overflow / Discounted Parking

Parking at the con venue is $29/day. Due to incredibly high demand and ticket sales, we have found expanded parking options exclusively for AniMinneapolis attendees. Click here to reserve parking downtown with ParkWhiz.

Overflow Parking Location
727 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
** Connected to the Walker Art Center
Optional walking distance: 15 minutes through Loring Park
Price: $7 per 24 hours.

Other Parking Options
These are the main parking options most attendees utilize.
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis's Loring Ramp: $29/day
Millennium Hotel: $21/day

Sold out? Having trouble? Just click here to let us know and we'll try to help!

Future Dates
May 6-8, 2022
May 26-28, 2023
May 24-26, 2024

Meet a ton of awesome special guests every year at AniMinneapolis, including performers, voice actors, directors, and more. Get their autographs for free (unless otherwise specified), meet them in Q&A sessions, and more.

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle

Robert L. Mungle is a voice actor for Funimation, ADV Films, Seraphim Digital/Sentai Filmworks, and OkraTron 5000. The Right Reverend Robert L. Mungle founded The Whiskey Brothers in 1998. Since then, while the line-up has changed, it has been his outrageously loud voice that has led the group. Mungle has taken the stage everywhere from sold out theaters to seedy strip clubs. His IMDB page boasts over 100 different anime roles, from “Ghost Stories” to “Lady Death” to “Excel Saga.” He was born in Houston and you might recognize him from any of tons of anime roles, some of which include Amanojaku from Ghost Stories, Mr.8 from One Piece, Matsushita from Angel Beats, and Pedro Domingo from Excel Saga. He’s appeared in Akame ga Kill!, 009-1, Broken Blade, Gantz, Halo Legends, and many others.

Tom Fahn

Tom Fahn

Tom is best known as the voice of “Agumon” in Digimon: Digital Monsters and is currently reprising the role in the Digimon Adventure Tri movies! He recently played the lead in the animated feature Condorito, and can be heard in the Sony PlayStation game God of War. Tom’s voice can also be heard in Dragon Ball Super and JoJo's Bizarre Adventure both on Toonami on Adult Swim. Other credits include Hunter X Hunter, Naruto and Bleach, The Adventures of Panda Warrior playing the dog Bruce Barkley directed by Wendee Lee, two roles (Stu the Turtle and a Male Ox) in Ice Age 2: The Meltdown directed by Carlos Saldanha, and some fans may remember Tom’s memorable death scene as Rocco Bonnaro in Cowboy Bebop with Steve Blum, directed by Mary Elizabeth McGlynn. A memorable Video Game credit includes begging for his life (yet again!) on Watchmen: The End Is Nigh directed by Collette Sunderman, and he’s also died several times, on several episodes, voicing several characters on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. A career highlight is working in the same studio on the old Hanna-Barbera lot where The Flintstones were recorded, playing the Woim in the Boid N Woim for Cartoon Network-What A Cartoon, directed by Kris Zimmerman. From the early days of anime, other credits include The Guyver as Sho Fukamachi, and Orguss as Kei Katsuragi directed by the legendary Kevin Seymour. Originally from Huntington, New York, Tom always wanted to be an actor, but his greatest credits are his wife Dorothy, and their daughter. They live in Los Angeles where he is represented by Vanessa Gilbert at Solid Talent Agency.

Dorothy Fahn

Dorothy Fahn

Dorothy can currently be heard as Tsumugi in the game Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony! In Anime she’s Merribit Stapleton in Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans, Melody in Hunter X Hunter, and Marryl and Bernadette in Little Witch Academia. She’s also known for Konan in Naruto, Meryl in Trigun, An/Natsumi in Sailor Moon, Naru in Love Hina, Kyoko in Sword Art Online, Kaoru in Rurouni Kenshin, Margaret in The Seven Deadly Sins, and Fuuko/Sky Raker in Accel World. You may remember her as Tai’s Mom and Lilymon in Digimon: Digital Monsters, Lilamon-Lalamon- Sunflowmon-Rosemon in Digimon: Data Squad, Sakura in Rock Lee, Ren Hakuei in Magi The Kingdom of Magic, Yoko in The Twelve Kingdoms, Miyu in Vampire Princess Miyu, Fujiko in Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro, Suzu in Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, Nina Purpleton in Gundam 0083, Miz Mishtal in El Hazard, Shaya in Super Dimension Century Orguss, and Nova in Magic Knight Rayearth. When it comes to video games, she’s in Fire Emblem Echoes, Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1, 2 & 3, Elsword, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, Fallout 4, League of Legends, Mugen Souls, Fairy Fencer F, Atelier Esha and Logy, Atelier Shallie, Persona 2, Star Ocean Till The End of Time, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, etc. Other roles include Lily in Leap Frog, Nana & Zelda in Zou, Inez in Zorro the Chronicles, Francesca in Violetta, Evilina in The Night B4 Christmas, May & Kikki in Pom Pom and Friends, Theo in Jr. On The Job, Pororo in Pororo’s Racing Adventure, and Eddy & Princess Parfait in Pororo to the Cookie Castle. She is represented by CTC Talent in Los Angeles CA, and thanks her hubby, daughter and family for all their love and support!

Samurai Dan and Jillian

Samurai Dan and Jillian

The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jillian Coglan are full-time martial art instructors, specializing in 16th century Samurai Arts. When not teaching at their dojo, the Kojokan, they travel the United States performing and teaching the ancient ways of the most famous warriors in history.

With a combined 35 years of experience, their show is a unique blend of history, combative skill, and humor, designed to educate and entertain audiences both large and small.

Beyond their martial skills, the dynamic duo collaborated to write, direct, host, and star in a 12 episode TV series entitled, “The Way of The Samurai.”

Daniel is also an author, with several martial art articles published, and is currently working on his second full-length novel.

Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia Cranz

Cynthia Cranz is an American actress primarily known for her voice work dubbing anime. The Fort Worth Texas Native first began acting professionally in 1993, when she signed with the Tomas Agence, performing in Theater, Commercials, Industrial Videos, Music Videos, PSA’a, Infomercials, TV, Film, Commercial Print and Voice Over. In 1999 she was one of the first actors cast by Funimation Entertainment in their Flagship Show Dragon Ball Z, voicing the roles of Chi Chi and Mrs. Briefs. She continues to voice those roles presently. Other notable roles include: Boton – Yu Yu Hokusho, Mitzy – Shin Shan, Mitch – Case Closed (Detective Conan), Paninya – Full Metal Alchemist, Chieko – Princess Jellyfish, Trurata – Rosario and The Vampire, Lisa – Summer Wars, Coach Mo – Big Wind Up and Pipimi in Pop Team Epic. Recently she has reprized her role as Mitsuru (Mii) in Fruits Basket and Bellemere in One Piece. She can also be heard as the voice of Sister Bikini – Ace Attorney, Shiizaki – Date A Live, Melida – Wise Man’s Grandchild, Serena – Love Esquire, Mineko – Citris, Lisa – Soul Eater, Ferro – Gun Slinger Girls, Dog Woman – Desert Punk, Elena – Claymore, Lisa – The Galaxy Railways, Kyoko – Witchblade, Karin – B’t X, Nao – Shiki, Lilith – Trinity Blood, Rieko – Spiral, Mika – Burst Angel, Sara – D. Grey-Man, and hundreds of other roles in Anime and video games over the past 2 decades.

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Nadolny

Stephanie Ann Nadolny is a voice actress and singer known to anime fans for being the voice of kid-Goku in the original Dragon Ball series, and for later being the kid version of Gohan in Dragon Ball Z. She has since reprised both roles in several Dragon Ball related video games and media. In 2013, she voiced her first non-anime role as KO in the pilot of the Cartoon Network Studios original program Lakewood Plaza Turbo and its television adaptation, OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes.

Barry Yandell

Barry Yandell

Nominated for Best Supporting Actor by BTVA for his iconic role as William T. Spears in Black Butler, Barry Yandell is a well-known and very busy regional stage actor and voiceover artist based in North Texas. Most recently, Barry lends his voice talent to the characters of Conehead in Fire Force, Zelada in Cop Craft and Kodai in Yu-No. Fans will recognize his voice contributions in some of the most popular Anime series to date including Alexis Kerib in SSSS Gridman, Yoki in Full Metal Alchemist, Mr. 2 Bon Clay in One Piece, Little Demon in Soul Eater, Dwarf Shaman in Goblin Slayer, and Popuko in Pop Team Epic. Additional roles include an array of characters from Dragonball Z, Ghost in the Shell, Fairy Tail, and Attack on Titan to name a few. Please visit Barry’s actor pages at and for a full listing of characters and upcoming new roles.

Wendy Powell

Wendy Powell

Texas-based actor Wendy Powell absolutely loves what she does, performing in all forms of media: film, television, radio, narration, and video games. But where her character-creating skills truly come to life is in anime! Mirroring the shapeshifting abilities of her iconic Fullmetal Alchemist role Envy, she changes her voice into anything and everything imaginable, including quirky robots, mysterious omnipotent aliens, little old fox ladies, wispy exorcists, and everyday human beings. Wendy attended Texas Christian University, majoring in Theater. She’s also an alumna of the Disney College Program, studying editing on The Rocketeer and The Rescuers Down Under. After graduating in 1993, she’s worked steadily as a professional actress ever since.

In 2000, Wendy first began working with Funimation as Amick Hendar in Blue Gender, and from there she just kept on going! Her most well-known roles include Ilena in Claymoire, Mukuro in Yuyu Hakusho, Miss Merry Christmas in One Piece, and as a “guest star” Popuko in Pop Team Epic! Of course, Wendy’s vocal transformations can be heard in so much more, including My Hero Academia, Overlord, Space Dandy, Fruits Basket, Case Closed, D. Gray Man, Fairy Tail, Sengoku Basara, Prince Adventures, Sgt. Frog, and… well, how much time do you have, because at over 120 titles, this list could go on for a while…

Wendy has also performed in videogames such as The Gunstringer, Bloodrayne 2, Spikeout: Battlestreet, and as the enigmatic “Watcher” in Borderlands: The Pre Sequel. She confesses that, while she plays characters in videogames… she’s kind of bad at actually playing videogames. (^_^;)

Wendy’s passion for acting is matched only by her passion for teaching. For over a decade, she has taught middle school theatre, grateful for the opportunity to educate and encourage young actors. She also loves meeting people at conventions, which lets her share her love of acting in person. When not behind the mic or in front of the classroom, Wendy enjoys the outdoors, reading nonfiction, and floral design. She lives in Dallas with her husband, her seven-year-old son, and a menagerie of animal companions: a black Labrador, a white German Shepherd, a bearded dragon, a leopard gecko, and a turtle (named Crusher).



Kohei, a singer from Tokyo, Japan and moved to New York in the summer of 2011. Kohei is well known for singing R&B and Soul and has performed over 300 shows in the course of four years. He has performed in the all famous Apollo theater 8 times and got first place in 2014. He has opened up for Wu Tang Clan(Raekwon) R&B Legend Case, Lyfe Jennings and Lil mama in 2015 2016. He has done everything such as hosting a music event at the Jay-Z’s Moms restaurant, and being the Official Japan Fes MC. He was a finalist of McDonald’s Gospelfest 2016 and 2017, and featured on M-On TV with Japanese recording artist The RAMPAGE.

See past guests: Past Guests, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Convention Hours

Dealers & Artists   Events & Panels
ThursdayTBA   ThursdayTBA
Friday1pm - 8pm   FridayNoon - 1am
Saturday   10am - 7pm   Saturday   10am - 1am
Sunday10am - 4pm   Sunday10am - 5pm


Grand Cosplay Contest

Our grand cosplay competition, aka the Masquerade, will be the best opportunity to show off your costumes and see some awesome, talented people. We have excellent judges, and wonderful competitors. We do everything we can to make your costumes look excellent. Do you want to compete? Get the full cosplay contest details first. Online signup is only open when the con is between 60 and 10 days from now. You can sign up at the con until we're full.

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

Our exhibit hall will feature some of the most awesome vendors ever, with tons of anime swag to take home. Dealers will be selling everything you can imagine, from costumes and corsets to pocky and DVDs, you'll be able to find some awesome stuff in our dealers room. We also have several artists selling their own handmade stuff, from chain-mail armor to buttons.

Video Games

Video Games

Our video gaming area features 32" LCDs screens and more, with gaming tournaments happening all weekend. Last year we even had DDR machines, Pump-it-Up, and more, to give you something fun to do during downtime (like we have that!).

Tournament Information

Nightly Dance

Nightly Dances

We have several official, amazing DJs in our guest DJ lineup, including Party Monster DJs, Lucid Beats, and DJ Oso. We know how to break it down with awesome EDM dance music (hey, that's redundant!). Jumpstyle. Hardstyle. Techno. Trance. Maybe even dubstep? (If that's still cool by then). No stops and no bad DJs.

Formal Ball

Formal Fantasy Cosplay Ball

As a special treat, our convention holds an annual fantasy ball. Admission is free to convention attendees with a badge. In addition, we will have professional formal dance lessons before the event begins, taught by an experienced dance instructor. For those without dates, we will even have our very own Date Auction on Friday afternoon, before the ball. Semi-formal outfits and above required for this exciting featured event.

Date Auction's Fabulous Date Auction

Unrivaled by any other convention,'s Fabulous Date Auction is your chance to win a date to the formal ball.... or several, if you're greedy. Join our sexy 15-con veteran host Dantes as they auction off other cosplayers to the highest bidder. Money goes towards improving the con, and 10% of all winning bids is donated to charity.



AniMinneapolis features epic concerts with some awesome nerdy musicians like YTCracker. We have also featured musical intermissions and performances by other bands doing sci-fi and anime themed performances. In 2014 we excitedly feature Steam Powered Giraffe!

Maid Cafe

Maid Cafe

Our maid cafe is a fun experience similar to maid cafes in Japan - but much more suited to AniMinneapolis. Come, and be the king of your own maid world (you'll find out what this means!) (Note: Tickets can be purchased at the con. Snacks are included.)

Maid/Butler applications are closed. You can apply to be a maid or butler when the con is between 30 and 90 days from now.



AniMinneapolis has tons of panels, submitted and created by attendees like you. Talk about favorite shows, compete in homemade game shows, learn stuff, and more! Everything you love, from Lolita and Dolls, to Homestuck, Hetalia, and Pokemon, we'll have it. Panels can be run by fans about their favorite subjects, they could be organized by our staff, or they could be hosted by our very own guests of honor. Want to run a panel? Go to the event submission page.



We are excited to feature tons of cosplay events, in addition to the mainstage masquerade cosplay competition, including photoshoots, meetups, panels, and much more. We schedule meetup/photoshoot times for different fandoms to gather in their outfits, and we have a hall costume contest you can compete in to win free admission for next year. If you are looking for the masquerade, check out the cosplay info page.



We provide a wonderful ConSweet filled with free snacks, ramen, and rice all weekend. To help you get through the convention filled with energy, our ConSweet provides congoers with unlimited rice, ramen, and soda throughout the entire weekend. Please clean up after yourself.



Meetup with people who like the same stuff as you. Whether it's Ball Jointed Dolls, Lolita Fashion, Kingdom Hearts, J-Pop, or whatever, you'll make friends here.



We have a ton of awesome guests and of course you can have their autograph. Autographs from most of our special guests are free, so bring your favorite DVD to get signed (no bootlegs, please). Every year we try to have a list of guests that you may not otherwise ever get a chance to meet, so we hope you'll come out and say hi to them!

Tabletop Gaming

Tabletop Gaming

We are very proud to feature Gnome Games as hosts for our tabletop gaming room. Every year our tabletop gaming room includes collectible card games, various board game tournaments, and more.

Anime Screenings

Anime Screenings

Every year AniMinneapolis has a room dedicated to streaming anime. This is a chance to relax and catch up on what's new in the world of anime, or even discover a classic show that you might fall in love with.



Karaoke is huge in Japan and we think it should be a staple at conventions too. Come to the Karaoke Krypt and sing with your fellow anime fans. We have a huge library of music for you to choose from. Be sure to come by and hang out with us. Sometimes we will be playing AMVs before Karaoke sessions start.

Room Parties

Room Parties

Room Parties are not official events of AniMinneapolis. Attendees can host parties in their hotel room during the convention. These are often fun social or anime-themed events. Learn More.

Events run from Friday 10am through Sunday around 6pm. Want to run an event? Click here for details.

Panels and Other Stuff

Every year we have a ton of panels submitted by attendees, in addition to panels and events that are run by our staff. The actual full list will be published about a month prior to the convention, and it usually includes over 100+ events.
  • Formal Ball and Dance Lessons
  • Panels about shows like Pokemon, DBZ, Yu-Gi-Oh, Etc
  • Often we have Pokémon Tournaments
  • Yaoi and Yuri or other 18+ Panels
  • Our fabulous Date Auction
  • ConSweet with free ramen, Mountain Dew, Etc
  • Voice Acting Lessons, Tips, Etc
  • Lolita Fashion, BJDs, and other cultural panels
  • Karaoke and AMV Showings
More panels and events are being added regularly. Do you want to run one? Click here for details.

Vendors for AniMinneapolis 2022

  • Anime Crew LLC 40x10
  • Minion 40x10
  • 40x10
  • J&V Anime Corp 40x10
  • Blade daddy 40x10
  • Far East Emporium 40x10
  • Purple Plum Inc. 30x10
  • collectors universe and anime 30x10
  • Anime Pavilion 30x10
  • THE Otaku Market 30x10
  • Lunar Toy Store 30x10
  • Brendan Mignogna 20x10
  • Sakura’s Blossoms 20x10
  • RAM LLC 20x10
  • Cosplaymoomoo 20x10
  • Musetap Studios 20x10
  • Xenomorphic Press LLC 20x10
  • Noms 20x10
  • Jaime Coker Creations 20x10
  • MTSTAR 20x10
  • Fragmented Nostalgia 20x10
  • IT Cosplay 20x10
  • Anime palace 20x10
  • Cardz Xtcetera 20x10
  • CJ Autographs 20x10
  • Conpacks Studios Presents Ruby Art 20x10
  • Pop Heart Studios 20x10
  • TGG Gaming 20x10
  • Jedi Master's Toys 20x10
  • PokePalooza 20x10
  • Neon Culture 10x10
  • Velxeno 10x10
  • Brazen Device 10x10
  • Color Street 10x10
  • Culture 10x10
  • Culture 10x10
  • Simply Passe' 10x10
  • GinmaArt 10x10
  • Savvy Jensen Art 10x10
  • Ranelynn Graphics LLC 10x10
  • 10x10
  • The Lumière Atelier 10x10
  • City Morgue 10x10

Artists at AniMinneapolis 2022

  • AmandaSmurfee
  • Anon Bunny
  • arieandream
  • Bahay Productions LLC
  • BoldEgoist
  • Cagey Comics
  • Chance Wyatt Picture Books
  • Charming Little Fox
  • Claire Doolittle Illustration
  • Clarinda
  • Cloudy Sky Comics
  • Custom Processing Unlimited
  • deckitout
  • Delcee Art
  • EdenFire♡
  • Elver
  • Evening Star Court
  • Faecakes
  • Fallen Star
  • Gnarly Newt
  • Happime Sinome
  • Inner Demon Artwork
  • JBlake Design
  • JetFalco
  • KaseySaus
  • Kelly McMahon Design
  • Kurry Studio
  • Last Life Studios
  • Latabubble
  • Lil Taurus
  • Lyns
  • maracuyas art
  • MartyPCSR
  • Mel Shardae
  • Moneco Arts
  • Naotoosh Art
  • Octomotobo Illustrations
  • PandaGyoza Studios
  • Pitchgold
  • pixel3ree
  • Prismafire LLC
  • Professor Ras' Lab
  • RadicalBats
  • Romper Likes Cheese
  • Ruby Truffles
  • SaltyPuppy Studios
  • Scout Bennett
  • Sculptural Renaissance
  • Seeking Solace
  • Spoonwood Visuals
  • Studio Shim
  • supahhnan
  • the new meme
  • The Starrkeeper Cafe
  • Tippyrabbit
  • Tiribrush
  • TrashieArt
  • voidbug
  • xoaiu
  • Yumi Nee
The AniMinneapolis Dealer's Room is an epic place to find all your favorite anime merchandise. Vendors will be selling things ranging from custom-made outfits, to plushies, to DVDs, to comics, and everything else in between.

Photography is generally not permitted in the dealer's room, to prevent people from stopping in the middle of aisles and making it hard to get around. Excessively large props will typically not be allowed in the dealer's room. AniMinneapolis enjoys giving attendees the flexibility to bring most reasonable sized props (smaller than you) into the vendor room, and we ask that you respect other attendees by being mindful of props and large costume pieces.

For additional information about becoming a dealer, click here.

The artist alley is a place to meet artists, buy handmade crafty-things, see beautiful works of art, get commissions, and buy cool artsy things! Come to the AniMinneapolis artist alley to see some really cool and unique art works, and possibly even commission your own.

Becoming an Artist Alley Participant
All of our artist alley tables are sold on a first-come-first-serve basis unless we are given other reason to reject you (ie: previous rule-breaking). Tables will be 6'x30", depending on what the hotel has available. This is subject to change in future years.

Artist's Alley Policies
  • Any objectionable content must be limited to viewers 18+ with proper identification. Anyone found selling objectionable content to minors may have their table revoked.
  • Artwork must have significant originality to meet copyright laws. EG: eyeballing or tracing artwork and selling it is not permitted.
  • Work that is not created by the table owner (manufactured plushies, buttons, etc, that you didn't make either yourself or in collaboration with another) can not be sold as an artist - these are items that only dealers can sell.
  • Only two chairs are allowed at each artist alley table, and your work must not exceed the space allotted to your table. While multiple artists may share a table, they must not exceed the space allotted.
  • Artist's Alley is going to be in a room that is locked at night.
  • We are not responsible for anything lost or stolen.
  • Rules may be amended or altered by AniMinneapolis staff at any time, and decisions by AniMinneapolis staff are final.
Any questions can be directed through our contact form.

COMPLETE RULES and HOURS: are the same as the rules and hours for dealers.

For Potential Artist Alley Members
By registering online, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Electricity is $75.

Check this page to see if space is available.

Click here to get notified whenever tables become available.

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