Anime Convention Articles and Guides

Causes of PCD: Post-Con Depression and Steps to Recovery
Do you get down in the dumps after getting home from a convention? You may suffer from PCD: Post-Con Depression. Learn what causes it, how to avoid it, and how you can recover from PCD.   [read more]

Top Ten Depictions of Conventions in Movies and Television
For decades, conventions have been depicted in television and movies. We've taken a look at these depictions and picked our top ten favorites.   Source: AnimeCons TV   [read more] [discuss]

Convention Attendee Holiday Gift Guide
With the holiday season upon us, we put together a list of gift suggestions for your friends and family members who may be regular convention attendees. You may even use this list as your own guide when people ask what you would like as a present for a holiday or birthday.   Source: AnimeCons TV   [read more]

Tips to Avoid Con Funk
One of the things cons in general tend to get a bad reputation for is Con Funk. You can do your part to clean up the reputation of conventions by making sure your friends know our tips.   [read more] [discuss]

Five Things More Anime Conventions Need
No matter how great and successful, all conventions have room for improvement. Here are five things more anime conventions should be doing, but aren't.   [read more]

How-to-Guide to Cosplay at Conventions
Cosplaying at conventions can be tons of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. Elizabeth, one of AnimeCons.com's resident cosplayers, provides some advice to surviving a con in costume.   [read more] [discuss]

What to Pack in a Cosplay Repair Kit
Don't let a last minute cosplay emergency keep you from wearing your new creation. Put together a cosplay repair kit with these items, and you will be prepared for potential problems.   [read more]

Ten Convention Survival Tips
As you plan your convention trips for the year, we wanted to share some helpful tips for getting out alive. We tell you how to save time, money, and hassle.   [read more] [discuss]

So You Want to Be a Cosplayer?
After seeing cosplayers at in the halls, on stage, and online, maybe you want to be a part of all the fun. But the big question is, where do you begin? Elizabeth, AnimeCons.com's seasoned cosplayer, will show you how.   [read more]

How-To Buy a Wig for Cosplay
If you want to achieve the perfect look for your costumes, you're going to need the right hair. Chances are you don't have the same hair as the character you are portraying. Luckily, there are many options for buying wigs online. Here are the steps to take to make sure you get the best wig for the best price.   [read more] [discuss]

FAQ for First Time Convention Attendees
Attending your first convention? Do you have millions of questions? Some of them may be answered here.   [read more]

A Parent's Guide to Anime Conventions
Has your child begged you to go to an anime convention this year? We've put together a guide that answers some of the more common questions parents may have about what goes on at anime conventions and if it's okay for their child to go.   [read more]

How-To Guide for Making a Budget for a Convention
Going to a convention can do major damage to your wallet. This guide will help you plan a budget to figure out how much money you will need to attend.   [read more]

How-To Guide for Planning to Attend a Convention
You decided that you want to attend a convention - now is the time to start planning. But where to begin? This guide will help you get ready for your convention experience.   [read more]

How-To Guide for Tipping at a Convention Hotel
How much should you tip housekeeping? The valet? Do I need to tip the doorman? This guide will show you the way.   [read more]

How-To Guide for Making Travel Arrangements for a Convention
It's rare that someone is able to simply walk out their door and down the street to a convention. Most of us have to travel an hour or more. This guide will help you make the travel both enjoyable and affordable.   [read more]

How-To Guide for Booking a Hotel Room for a Convention
When you've decided to go to a convention, booking a hotel room is often one of the first things everyone needs to do. We've put together a helpful guide for booking hotel rooms that should provide some useful information for new travelers and even some experienced ones.   [read more]

AnimeCons.com Convention Photos and Reports
We have been present at more than 100 conventions over the years and we have assembled all our convention reports and photo galleries in one convenient location.   [read more]