Welcome to Youmacon 2013!
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 12,000 individuals came to enjoy our 24 hour programming, great industry guests, cosplay contests, and our Battle Opera tournament – making Youmacon the only event to fill the massive 73 floor Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center – Twice.
Youmacon 2013 will be held at the newly renovated Cobo Center, as well as the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. We've been working hard with your input to guide the development of our event, and we are pleased to announce Registration will be held in Cobo Center for 2013 and beyond. In addition, we will be adding high-visibility information kiosks to our convention areas to more efficiently address our attendee questions and concerns.
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The time has come. Online Registration for Youmacon 2013 is now open, and badges (tickets) are now available at the discounted rate of $50 for a 3-day pass. Platinum badges are also available for $120. Click here to purchase your badges today.
Badge codes purchased through our online registration system are transferable until redeemed. Once you have your badge code in hand, click here to redeem your Youmacon 2013 Badge.
Youmacon 2013 will be held October 31 – November 3 at two of the most iconic locations in Downtown Detroit: The world famous Cobo Center, and The Renaissance Center. Separating these locations is the beautiful Detroit Riverwalk. Remember, attendees traveling from outside the United States are now required to bring a passport or enhanced license to enter the country.
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.
When is Youmacon 2013?
October 31 - November 3rd.
Where will it be?
Cobo Center & The Detroit Marriott at the Renascence Center in Downtown Detroit, Michigan.
Do I have to wear a costume (cosplay)?
Costumes are in no way required, but they can be a lot of fun. It's up to you!
Online Registration for Youmacon 2013 is now open, where 3-day & Platinum badges can be purchased here.
At the door prices are as follows:
Gamers, especially really competitive ones, were able to test their mettle at this year's Youmacon Battle Opera.
And yes, it was just as epic as it sounds.
Wayne State's The South End