AnimeFest August 15-18 2014

AnimeFest is one of my favorite conventions in Dallas. Even though AnimeFest has been steadily growing in attendance numbers, it’s not too big and there is always something to do. This year, Flow will be performing! The band is known to put on an incredible performance and for their show to be included in the price of admission to the con is an awesome deal!

From panels, to dances, to concerts there is an eclectic variety of events happening all weekend at AnimeFest. A full schedule of everything happening can be found here.

Where to Park

There are a couple of parking lots that are usually available near the Sheraton. They usually fill up pretty quickly, but this year Parking Panda, who recently worked with Otakon, is  teaming up with AnimeFest to give attendees a guaranteed solution to parking near the hotel. To reserve parking through Parking Panda all you have to do is go online and select either a one-day pass or a multi-day pass. From here you will be able to select your parking and print off your reservation to show at the gate. Parking Panda is also teaming up with AnimeFest to offer a 20% discount using the code: ANIME at checkout.

What to Wear

AnimeFest has a pretty high cosplay rate as most anime conventions do. Even though it’s an anime convention, don’t think that you are limited to only cosplaying as anime characters. Comic book characters, internet references/characters and even characters of your own crazy concoction are all welcomed at this convention. If you don’t feel like wearing a costume, many people just go in crazy clothing, or just a fun nerdy shirt and jeans. At night, it’s typical to see lots of both guys and girls wearing “rave” clothing. Pretty much any brightly colored clothing and flashing accessories you can find.


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Sheraton Dallas Hotel
400 N. Olive Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Phone: (214) 922-8000

How much:

Full weekend: $60

Friday $30

Saturday $40

Sunday $40

Monday $25


All information, including all updates and changes to the programming of AnimeFest can be found on their website or on their Facebook page.


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