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You are currently browsing conventions and events with anime programming before 2001 in North America.

Dallas Fantasy Fair
June 10-13, 1982
 
Dallas, TX
Yamatocon
August 13, 1983
 The Harvey House
Dallas, TX
Dallas Fantasy Fair
November 25-27, 1983
 Sheraton Park Central
Dallas, TX
Yamatocon
March 8, 1986
 Holiday Inn Park Central
Dallas, TX
Animagic
September 20-21, 1986
 Holiday Inn Park Central
Dallas, TX
The Official Robotech Convention
October 4-5, 1986
 Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
Anaheim, CA
The Official Robotech Convention
October 18-19, 1986
 Holiday Inn City Center
Philadelphia, PA
BayCon
May 22-25, 1987
 Red Lion Hotel
San Jose, CA
Dallas Fantasy Fair
July 1-3, 1988
 Sheraton Park Central
Dallas, TX
Genericon
April 7-9, 1989
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Genericon
January 26-28, 1990
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Magnum Opus Con
March 23-25, 1990
 Hyatt Regency Greenville
Greenville, SC
Project: A-Kon
July 28-29, 1990
 Richardson Hilton
Richardson, TX
Project: A-Kon
May 24-26, 1991
 Radisson Hotel & Suites
Dallas, TX
AnimeCon
August 30 - September 2, 1991
 Red Lion Inn
San Jose, CA
Genericon
January 24-26, 1992
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Chibi Con
April 16-18, 1992
 SUNY Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Project: A-Kon
June 5-7, 1992
 Holiday Inn Brookhollow
Dallas, TX
Anime Expo
July 3-6, 1992
 Red Lion Hotel
San Jose, CA
AnimeFest
October 5, 1992
 Richardson Courtyard by Mariott Hotel
Dallas, TX
AnimeFest / Conniption
February 5-7, 1993
 Holiday Inn North Park Plaza Hotel
Dallas, TX
Project: A-Kon
May 28-30, 1993
 Holiday Inn Brookhollow
Dallas, TX
Anime America
June 25-27, 1993
 Westin Hotel and Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
Anime Expo
July 2-4, 1993
 Parc Oakland Hotel and Oakland Convention Center
Oakland, CA
AnimeFEST
November, 1993
 Richardson Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
Dallas, TX
Project: A-Kon
June 3-5, 1994
 Sheraton-Mockingbird Hotel
Dallas, TX
FanimeCon
June 19, 1994
 California State University, Hayward
Hayward, CA
Animethon
July, 1994
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Anime Expo
July 1-3, 1994
 Anaheim Marriott Hotel and Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
Anime America
July 29-31, 1994
 Red Lion Inn
San Jose, CA
Otakon
July 29-31, 1994
 Days Inn Penn State
State College, PA
AnimeFEST
November 4-6, 1994
 Holiday Inn North Park Plaza Hotel
Dallas, TX
ANIMEast
November 11-13, 1994
 Brunswick Hilton & Towers
East Brunswick, NJ
Project: Z-Kon
January 7, 1995
 Hilltop Hotel
Dallas, TX
Katsucon
February 17-19, 1995
 Holiday Inn Executive Center
Virginia Beach, VA
FanimeCon
February 25, 1995
 California State University, Hayward
Hayward, CA
Project: A-Kon
June 2, 1995
 Harvey Addison Hotel
Addison, TX
Anime Expo
June 30 - July 2, 1995
 Los Angeles Airport Hilton
Los Angeles, CA
Animethon
July, 1995
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Anime America
July 7-9, 1995
 Red Lion Inn
San Jose, CA
AnimeFEST
September 1-3, 1995
 Doubletree Hotel at Park West
Dallas, TX
Otakon
September 1-4, 1995
 Penn State Scanticon
State College, PA
RoboCon
October 6-8, 1995
 Grand Hotel
Anaheim, CA
Anime Weekend Atlanta
October 27-29, 1995
 Castlegate Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, GA
Anime East
November 10-12, 1995
 Hilton Hotel and Towers
East Brunswick, NJ
FanimeCon
February 14, 1996
 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA
Genericon
March 1-3, 1996
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Katsucon
March 8-10, 1996
 Holiday Inn Executive Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Project: A-Kon
May 31 - June 2, 1996
 Harvey Addison Hotel
Addison, TX
JAFAX
June 22-23, 1996
 Kendall College of Art and Design
Grand Rapids, MI
Anime Expo
June 28-30, 1996
 Anaheim Marriott Hotel & Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA
Animethon
July 13-14, 1996
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Anime America
July 25-28, 1996
 Red Lion Inn
San Jose, CA
Dallas Fantasy Fair Cancelled
July 27-28, 1996
 Market Hall
Dallas, TX
Otakon
August 9-11, 1996
 Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
Hunt Valley, MD
Anime Weekend Atlanta
October 11-13, 1996
 Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport South
Atlanta, GA
AnimeFEST
November 1-3, 1996
 Clarion Hotel Dallas
Dallas, TX
Genericon
February 28 - March 2, 1997
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY
Katsucon
March 7-9, 1997
 Holiday Inn Executive Center
Virginia Beach, VA
FanimeCon
March 8, 1997
 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA
Anime Express
April 25-27, 1997
 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
Project: A-Kon
May 30 - June 1, 1997
 Harvey Hotel-Addison
Addison, TX
JAFAX
June 21-22, 1997
 Kendall College of Art and Design
Grand Rapids, MI
Anime Expo
July 4-6, 1997
 Los Angeles Airport Hilton
Los Angeles, CA
Animethon
July 12-13, 1997
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Anime America Cancelled
July 31 - August 3, 1997
 Red Lion Inn
San Jose, CA
Otakon
August 8-10, 1997
 Marriott's Hunt Valley Inn
Hunt Valley, MD
Anime North
August 9, 1997
 The Michener Institute
Toronto, Ontario
Nan Desu Kon
August 30, 1997
 Tivoli Student Union
Denver, CO
C-Kon
September 6-7, 1997
 Ball State University
Muncie, IN
AnimeIowa
September 19-21, 1997
 Highlander Inn
Iowa City, IA
Anime Weekend Atlanta
November 14-16, 1997
 Atlanta Marriott North Central
Atlanta, GA
FanimeCon
February 14-15, 1998
 Foothill College
Los Altos Hills, CA
Katsucon
February 27 - March 1, 1998
 Radisson Plaza Hotel at Mark Center
Alexandria, VA
Animazement
March 20-22, 1998
 North Raleigh Hilton Hotel
Raleigh, NC
Anime Express
March 27-29, 1998
 Embry-Riddle Instructional Center
Daytona Beach, FL
Anime Central
April 3-5, 1998
 Holiday Inn International O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
Baka!-Con
April 24-26, 1998
 DoubleTree Inn
Tukwila, WA
Project: A-Kon
May 29-31, 1998
 Harvey Hotel D/FW
Dallas, TX
Canadian National Comic Book Expo
June 26-28, 1998
 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
JAFAX
June 27-28, 1998
 Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Phenomicon
June 28, 1998
 
High Point, NC
Anime Expo
July 3-5, 1998
 Anaheim Hilton & Towers
Anaheim, CA
Animethon
July 11-12, 1998
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Nan Desu Kon
July 17-19, 1998
 Stapleton Plaza Hotel
Denver, CO
Otakon
August 7-9, 1998
 Hyatt Regency-Crystal City
Arlington, VA
Anime North
August 22-23, 1998
 The Michener Institute
Toronto, Ontario
AnimeFEST
September 4-7, 1998
 Omni Dallas - Park West
Dallas, TX
AnimeIowa
September 18-20, 1998
 Highlander Inn
Iowa City, IA
Nekocon
October 2-4, 1998
 Holiday Inn Executive Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Anime Weekend Atlanta
October 9-11, 1998
 Atlanta Marriott North Central
Atlanta, GA
Katsucon
February 12-14, 1999
 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
Animazement
March 19-21, 1999
 Hilton North Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
FanimeCon
March 19-21, 1999
 La Baron Hotel
San Jose, CA
New England Mini-Con
March 27-28, 1999
 University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, ME
Anime Central
April 23-25, 1999
 Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare
Rosemont, IL
Baka!-Con
April 23-25, 1999
 DoubleTree Inn
Tukwila, WA
Project: A-Kon
June 4-6, 1999
 Hyatt Regency DFW
Dallas, TX
Phenomicon
June 11-13, 1999
 Castlegate Hotel & Conference Center
High Point, NC
Anime North
June 18-20, 1999
 Ramada Airport East Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
JAFAX
June 19-20, 1999
 Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Otakon
July 2-4, 1999
 Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
Otafest
July 3-4, 1999
 University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
Animethon
July 10-11, 1999
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Anime Expo
July 16-18, 1999
 Anaheim Hilton & Towers
Anaheim, CA
Canadian National Comic Book Expo
August 27-29, 1999
 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
AnimeIowa
September 3-5, 1999
 Collins Plaza Hotel
Cedar Rapids, IA
AnimeFEST
September 3-6, 1999
 Holiday Inn DFW Airport North
Dallas, TX
Nan Desu Kon
September 24-26, 1999
 Sheraton Denver West
Lakewood, CO
Anime Weekend Atlanta
October 8-10, 1999
 Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place
Duluth, GA
Anime USA
October 15-17, 1999
 Crowne Plaza Washington National Airport Hotel
Arlington, VA
RoboCon Cancelled
October 15-17, 1999
 
Orange, CA
Nekocon
November 5-7, 1999
 Holiday Inn Executive Center
Virginia Beach, VA
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention
December 10-11, 1999
 Days Inn Nashville Airport
Nashville, TN
Katsucon
February 11-13, 2000
 Hyatt Regency Crystal City
Arlington, VA
FanimeCon
February 24-27, 2000
 Santa Clara Convention Center
Santa Clara, CA
Animazement
March 10-12, 2000
 Hilton North Raleigh
Raleigh, NC
New England Mini-Con
March 18-19, 2000
 University of Maine at Farmington
Farmington, ME
Anime Express
March 24-26, 2000
 Embry Riddle University
Daytona Beach, FL
MegaCon
March 31 - April 1, 2000
 Orlando Expo Center
Orlando, FL
Sakura-Con
March 31 - April 2, 2000
 DoubleTree Inn
Tukwila, WA
Anime Central
May 12-14, 2000
 Sheraton Arlington Park
Arlington Heights, IL
Mobicon
May 12-14, 2000
 Ramada Inn on the Bay
Mobile, AL
A-Kon
June 2, 2000
 Hyatt Regency DFW
Dallas, TX
Anime North
June 16-18, 2000
 Ramada Plaza Hotel Toronto Airport East‎
Toronto, Ontario
Otafest
June 17-18, 2000
 University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta
JAFAX
June 24-25, 2000
 Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
Anime Expo
June 30 - July 3, 2000
 Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA
Animethon
July 15-16, 2000
 Grant MacEwan Community College
Edmonton, Alberta
Shoujocon
July 15-16, 2000
 Hilton Newark Gateway
Newark, NJ
Otakon
August 4-6, 2000
 Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD
Anime Festival Orlando
August 19-20, 2000
 Ramada Plaza Hotel & Inn Gateway
Kissimmee, FL
Canadian National Comic Book Expo
August 25-27, 2000
 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Toronto, Ontario
AnimeIowa
September 1-3, 2000
 Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel
Cedar Rapids, IA
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention Cancelled
September 2, 2000
 
Nashville, TN
Anime USA
September 8-10, 2000
 Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark Hotel at Key Bridge
Arlington, VA
JACON
September 8-10, 2000
 University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
Ani-Magic
October 6-8, 2000
 Best Western Antelope Valley Inn & Conference Center
Lancaster, CA
Anime Weekend Atlanta
October 6-8, 2000
 Crowne Plaza-Atlanta Ravinia
Dunwoody, GA
New York Anime Film Festival
October 6-8, 2000
 Japan Society / Director's Guild of America Theatre
New York, NY
Nan Desu Kan
October 13-15, 2000
 Sheraton Denver West
Lakewood, CO
Nekocon
October 27-29, 2000
 Holiday Inn / Chesapeake Conference Center
Chesapeake, VA
SugoiCon
November 10-12, 2000
 Holiday Inn Cincinnati - Airport
Erlanger, KY
Aka Kon
November 26-27, 2000
 Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre
Vancouver, British Columbia

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