Animazement

Animazement Animazement is an annual convention in Raleigh, NC that celebrates the world of Japanese visual cultu
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Are you interested in volunteering with our Maid Cafe? Applications for new cafe volunteers are open from now until Janu...
01/01/2024

Are you interested in volunteering with our Maid Cafe? Applications for new cafe volunteers are open from now until January 14th. Visit our page to apply!

AniManor Maid CafeJoin our dedicated staff of maids and butlers and experience Animazement's own maid cafe! Enjoy a snack and tea, then stay for the games and dancing!  HoursSeatings are 65 minutes long and begin at the following times: An Animazement badge is required for entry. Reserve in advance...

12/25/2023

Wishing you all the happiest of holidays from our Animazement family to yours!

Attention Artists! There's only a few days left to submit your application for our 2024 Artists Alley. The application p...
12/19/2023

Attention Artists! There's only a few days left to submit your application for our 2024 Artists Alley. The application period will close on December 22nd at 11:59pm, so submit your portfolios soon!

Artists AlleyLocated in Event Hall A, our Artists Alley is filled with artists of various mediums. We have illustrative prints, charms, jewelry, hats, stuffed toys, and so much more from a variety of talented creators! We also have an Art Show, Art Auction, Charity Auction, and various Art Classes.....

Applications are now open for our 2024 Artists Alley! You'll have until December 22nd to submit your portfolios.  We can...
12/01/2023

Applications are now open for our 2024 Artists Alley! You'll have until December 22nd to submit your portfolios. We can't wait to see all you have to offer!

Artists AlleyLocated in Event Hall A, our Artists Alley is filled with artists of various mediums. We have illustrative prints, charms, jewelry, hats, stuffed toys, and so much more from a variety of talented creators! We also have an Art Show, Art Auction, Charity Auction, and various Art Classes.....

Attention Artists!  Applications for our 2024 Artists Alley will open on December 1st.  You'll have until December 22nd ...
11/17/2023

Attention Artists! Applications for our 2024 Artists Alley will open on December 1st. You'll have until December 22nd to submit. Check out our webpage for info on pricing, how to apply, and any other questions you might have. We can't wait to see your portfolios!

Artists AlleyLocated in Event Hall A, our Artists Alley is filled with artists of various mediums. We have illustrative prints, charms, jewelry, hats, stuffed toys, and so much more from a variety of talented creators! We also have an Art Show, Art Auction, Charity Auction, and various Art Classes.....

Good Morning! Hotel reservation links for Animazement 2024 are now live! Bookings are first come, first serve, so reserv...
11/07/2023

Good Morning! Hotel reservation links for Animazement 2024 are now live! Bookings are first come, first serve, so reserve early to make sure you get your preferred hotel. Follow the link to book your room!

HotelsWe've worked with the following hotels to give our attendees a special Animazement discount. Primary Hotel - MarriottOnce again the official hotel for Animazement is the Raleigh Marriott® City Center. Located directly across Fayetteville St. from the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC), the Marri...

Attention Attendees! It's that time of year again already. Hotel reservations for Animazement 2024 will open in two week...
10/24/2023

Attention Attendees! It's that time of year again already. Hotel reservations for Animazement 2024 will open in two weeks on November 7th, 2023. Reservation links will go live at 9:00am. You can find more information on our hotel partners and room rates on our website.

HotelsWe've worked with the following hotels to give our attendees a special Animazement discount. Primary Hotel - MarriottOnce again the official hotel for Animazement is the Raleigh Marriott® City Center. Located directly across Fayetteville St. from the Raleigh Convention Center (RCC), the Marri...

Attention Dealers! Applications for our 2024 Dealers Room are now open! You'll have until 11:59 on October 31st to submi...
10/01/2023

Attention Dealers! Applications for our 2024 Dealers Room are now open! You'll have until 11:59 on October 31st to submit your application. Follow the link below to find all the info you need to apply!

Dealers' RoomVendor marketplace of official merchandise, such as figures, apparrel, manga, books, as well as a variety of retailers beyond the items listed.  2023 Dealer Info PacketAny person interested in selling in our Dealers Room should read the information packet thoroughly. All information ca...

It's been a whole week since we were all together. While you're sharing pictures and reminiscing, please take a moment t...
06/03/2023

It's been a whole week since we were all together. While you're sharing pictures and reminiscing, please take a moment to fill out our Feedback Form. It's the best way to let us know what you liked, what you didn't, and what you'd like us to do in the future!

05/30/2023

This note comes a day later than planned, and we’re not ashamed to say it’s because of a lengthy and unplanned nap on Monday. While we’re all tired, it’s the best kind of tired. The kind that comes after a weekend full of fun, friends, and the kind of positive energy that can only come from being together at Animazement.

Our guests often say how much they enjoy coming here to Raleigh because of the warmth, kindness, and sincere sense of welcoming you find at our convention, and we, the staff, feel the same way. Even on a weekend full of rain (and rain… and more rain) you remained positive and kind, and that’s what keeps us all coming back year after year.

We welcomed attendees from 44 different states this past weekend, and even some from Canada and Mexico. That’s a humbling feeling for what still feels, to us, like a little, local convention in so many ways. Many of our staff started out twenty years ago as attendees of this convention, and it warms our hearts to watch Animazement continue to grow and become a home both to people in our local community and to visitors from far away.

We want to extend a huge thank you to our volunteer staff and our AZ Bees, without whom this event could not happen. We see the hard work each and every one of you put in, and we value each of your contributions.

And, of course, we want to thank you, our attendees. We welcomed 12,877 of you this weekend, many of whom stood in line in the rain to join us. We are so grateful for everyone who chose to spend their weekend here in Raleigh with us!

If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to fill out our feedback form (pinned at the top of this page) so that we can make next year even better!

Good Morning! We hope you're all getting your rest today. Our Post-Con Special is now live!  From now until June 10th, y...
05/29/2023

Good Morning! We hope you're all getting your rest today. Our Post-Con Special is now live! From now until June 10th, you can purchase a full weekend badge for AZ 2024 for $50. We can't wait to see you again next year!

RegistrationRegister early for discounted pricing on a full weekend badge! Buy Tickets  Animazement offers both single day and multi-day ticket options. Multi-day badges are good from the time of purchase through the end of the convention. You can either purchase a full weekend badge, which includ...

05/28/2023

It's almost time to part, but first join us for Closing Ceremony at 4pm in the ballroom. We'll remember the good times we've had before we say, see you next year!

05/28/2023

Starting at noon, the Animator Supporters Group will be signing autographs in room 202. Be sure to stop by and see them!

There's still a lot going on today, but when you're ready to leave us, please take a moment to fill out our feedback for...
05/28/2023

There's still a lot going on today, but when you're ready to leave us, please take a moment to fill out our feedback form. Tell us what you liked and tell us how we can do better.

05/28/2023

Schedule change! Lip Sync for your Cosplay will now run from 1pm to 2pm.

05/28/2023

Good morning! It's time for day 3 of Animazement!

05/28/2023

Are you planning to go to an 18+ panel tonight? Make sure to get your wristband in the main lobby. The table closes at 11pm and will not hand out more wristbands after that. Plan ahead for your late night panels!

If you can't join us for the Masquerade in person, watch it streamed live on our twitch!
05/27/2023

If you can't join us for the Masquerade in person, watch it streamed live on our twitch!

Welcome to AnimazementTV's twitch channel! Here, we will be streaming our special events, as well as broadcasting shows and events throughout the Animazement convention weekend! The schedule is updated per event.

05/27/2023

Going on right now in the main ballroom, join us for our yearly Masquerade Contest! Come and cheer on your fellow congoers as they show off their skills and talents!

05/27/2023

We have a few changes for the Video Room for Saturday night.

Su***de Club (18+) will be replaced by Golgo 13 Live Action (18+).

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, we will be unable to show our 18+ AMV videos. We know a lot of you were looking forward to it and we're so sorry! Video creators who submitted AMVs who have questions should reach out to the AMV Coordinator and he will get in touch. Please give him a day or two to get back to you.

In place of the 18+ AMV Contest, we'll be showing Gunbuster OAV (18+)

AnimazementIt's a busy Saturday here in the RCC! You can keep up with everything that's going on using the Guidebook app...
05/27/2023

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It's a busy Saturday here in the RCC! You can keep up with everything that's going on using the Guidebook app. It has the most up-to-date schedule, maps of the whole convention, and anything else you might need!

2023 Schedule is here!! It’s here already! We’ve released our official 2023 schedule for Animazement! There are a few ways you can access it. The best, most interactive way to access our schedule is to download the Guidebook app on your device. There are a few great ways to do this! Scan the QR ...

There's so much going on today! But if you can't be with us in person, make sure to join us on our livestream! At 1pm we...
05/27/2023

There's so much going on today! But if you can't be with us in person, make sure to join us on our livestream! At 1pm we'll be interviewing the amazing Dani Chambers. You've probably heard her voice as Chise Hatori in The Ancient Magus Bride, or one of her many other roles. Tune in at

Welcome to AnimazementTV's twitch channel! Here, we will be streaming our special events, as well as broadcasting shows and events throughout the Animazement convention weekend! The schedule is updated per event.

05/27/2023

Hiroshi Nagahama's work as a director include Mushishi, Detroit Metal City, and The Flowers of Evil, and he worked on the conceptual design for Revolutionary Girl Utena. Come now and get his autograph in room 202!!

05/27/2023

Good morning! Welcome everyone to day 2 of Animazement. It's going to be a wet day, so be sure to bring an umbrella.

05/27/2023

We're all here for fun, but it's important to keep safety in mind, too! Remember, NEVER allow someone to take a photograph of your credit card. If they are asking you to pay for something with a card, they should have a proper card scanner.

05/26/2023

If you're planning to attend the ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D concert tonight at 7pm, remember that we limit the size of the bags you can bring into the concert. Anything larger than a f***y pack will not be allowed. Please leave large bags in your car or hotel, or take them to the Bag Check in room 202.

Opening Ceremony starts at 2:30! Come join us as we greet all of our amazing guests and get you hyped for what's to come...
05/26/2023

Opening Ceremony starts at 2:30! Come join us as we greet all of our amazing guests and get you hyped for what's to come! If you can't make it in person, check it out live at

Welcome to AnimazementTV's twitch channel! Here, we will be streaming our special events, as well as broadcasting shows and events throughout the Animazement convention weekend! The schedule is updated per event.

05/26/2023

Our Dealer's Room is officially open!

05/26/2023

Get yourself an autograph from My Hero Academia producer Koji Nagai! He's signing now in room 202!

05/26/2023

Are you planning to attend the 18+ AMV Contest on Saturday night? There's some VERY important info to remember.

Entry requires an 18+ wristband. No wristband, no entry. We will not check IDs at the door. Remember, the wristband table closes at 11pm.

There is limited space in this showing. The room will be cleared before the showing. You cannot sit down for the previous video and stay in your seat for the 18+ AMVs.

This is a popular event. If you leave your seat during the showing, you will not be allowed back in and your seat will be given to the next person in line.

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Raleigh Convention Center
Raleigh, NC
27606

Opening Hours

Thursday 6pm - 12am
Friday 8:30am - 2:30am
Saturday 8:30am - 2:30am
Sunday 8:30am - 6pm

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