Youmacon 2018 Information


Youmacon 2018

Youmacon 2018
November 1-4, 2018
Cobo Center / Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI

Anime Convention

Organized by Youmacon Enterprises / Defying Conventions

Youmacon is a popular culture event similar to most "Comic Cons", however instead of focusing on comic books, Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese popular culture and its influence on our own culture over the past few decades. Common themes throughout the event are Anime (Japanese animation), Video Games, Japanese style artwork and comics, and the rising internet culture influenced by all of the above.

Youmacon brings a unique all-ages mix of interactive events, celebrity guest panels, and live musical performances to Downtown Detroit. One of its most popular events, "Live Action Mario Party", emulates the video game experience - often filling the room to fire code capacity. Players participate in gameshow-like mini-games to help their teams advance and win.

Wearing costumes, or "Cosplay" as it's known at conventions, is very popular with attendees of Youmacon. It is not uncommon to walk into a pair of Italian plumbers in overalls on the escalator, only to meet someone dressed as Edward Elric or Master Chief from Halo minutes later.

Registration Information

Advance Rates
$68.62 through September 15, 2018
At-Door Rates
$70: All 4 Days
$40: Friday
$50: Saturday
$30: Sunday

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Previous/Future Events

Youmacon 2018  —  November 1-4, 2018
Youmacon 2017  —  November 2-5, 2017
Youmacon 2016  —  November 3-6, 2016
Youmacon 2015  —  October 29 - November 1, 2015
Youmacon 2014  —  October 30 - November 2, 2014
Youmacon 2013  —  October 31 - November 3, 2013
Youmacon 2012  —  November 1-4, 2012
Youmacon 2011  —  November 3-6, 2011
Youmacon 2010  —  October 28-31, 2010
Youmacon 2009  —  October 29 - November 1, 2009
Youmacon 2008  —  October 30 - November 2, 2008
Youmacon 2007  —  November 1-4, 2007
Youmacon 2006  —  November 3-5, 2006
Youmacon 2005  —  November 11-13, 2005

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Last updated: October 26, 2018