November 3rd - 6th 2016 in Downtown Detroit
Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
The staff registration form has been updated for this year. If you are a member of staff and wish to actually have a badge and take advantage of the perks that come with being a member of staff you will need to fill out the form to completion. The form is password protected. Please reach out to your department head in order to obtain the password to fill out the form.
Looking to DJ the main stage at the most hyped dance in the Detroit area? Wanna show of you beats at the Youmacon Dance? Well your chance is now here! Applications are now being taken for this year's dance. Find out more and apply here.
Looking to show your talent for singing at the biggest Anime and Japanese Culture Event in Michigan? Think you have the chops to be the next YoumaIdol? Well your chance is here! We are now taking submissions for this year's Youma Idol Competition.
For details on submissions and the event as a whole check out the Live Events page or the direct info here.
Have you spent months working on the best cosplay ever and want to show it off at the con? Looking for information regarding the Masquerade or Hall Cosplay competitions? Looking for info on photo shoots or the general convention rules regarding cosplay? Wait no longer because all of the information is now available!
Head on over to the Featured Events page or go directly to the rules page here.
It's that time of the year again. Time to dust off those source DVDs, BluRay's, and CDs and blend them together in your favorite NLE (Non-Linear Editor) in order to make an AMV to submit to Youmacon! Going on our 12th year The Fan Art Theater Competition at Youmacon is a yearly celebration of AMVs and other fan created videos as editors from around the world submit their works for chances at awesome prizes, unique awards, and of course the chance to have their videos played on the big screen in front of an audience at the convention itself. If you're or someone you know makes AMVs or other kinds of fan created content (we accept all forms of footage, not just anime) then click the image above or forward this post on! We LOVE getting TONS of videos and can't wait to see what ya'll send us this year!
Below is some basic information related to the competition, however for a more complete list of info, rules, and the most up-to-date updates please be sure to check the competition website linked via the image above!Important Contest Info
Youmacon is not only Detroit's first and only Anime Convention, it's also one of the fastest growing fan conventions in the country! Last year over 19,000 individuals joined us in downtown Detroit to enjoy our 24 hour programming, great industry guests, cosplay contests, and our epic video game room.
We're currently gearing up for our sister event, the Midwest Media Expo, but shortly after we'll be ready to bring you our best event yet as we celebrate our twelth year! Youmacon 2016 will be held at the newly renovated Cobo Center, as well as the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.
While you're waiting for more updates, you can visit our Registration Page to purchase your badge at a discounted rate, or stop by our location page to learn more about where Youmacon takes place. You can also join our community on our forums, or on social media.
Youmacon - a Detroit-based, four-day anime, gaming, art and comic convention celebrating Japanese popular culture - is holding its 2016 celebration from November 3 - 6 in downtown Detroit. Festivities will take place 24-hours-a-day beginning at 8 p.m. on Thursday evening through 6 p.m. on Sunday inside the Cobo Center and Renaissance Center.
Similar in theme to most major Comic Cons, Youmacon (named for the Japanese word youma, meaning demon or ghost) is an all-ages mix of interactive games and events, cosplay, celebrity guest panels, live musical performances, exhibitors, artists and more.
Highlights of the event, now in its 12th year, also include a Charity Masquerade Ball, video game and table-top gaming rooms, a Live Action Mario and Donkey Kong Parties and a massive 100,000+ sq. foot dealer's room for shopping anime and other collectibles.
As part of this year's Youmacon, more than 30 anime industry celebrities and special guests are expected, including actors, producers, musicians, artists and more. For a complete list of special guests, please visit: http://www.youmacon.com/special-guests
Tickets will only be available at-the-door. Pricing options include a three-day pass ($65) or Friday only ($35), Saturday only ($45) or Sunday only ($25) passes. Thursday evening's activities are free and open to the public. Attendees should note that tickets sales are cash only.