Detroit, MI October 31 - November 3
Cobo Hall & The Renaissance Center


Welcome to Youmacon 2013!


What is Youmacon?

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.


Quick Answers

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!

When / how can I reserve my Hotel Room?
Hotel reservations are now available for The Marriott at the Renaissance CenterGreektown Casino Hotel, & the Holiday Inn Express.  Click here for more information.

I still have more Questions!
Be sure to check out the FAQ Page. If your question is still unanswered, feel free to ask us on our Discussion Forums.

Registration Information

Event Registration will be inside the Michigan Hall at the Cobo Center

Registration Hours:

  • Friday Noon-9pm
  • Saturday 9am-7pm
  • Sunday 9am-2pm

Online Pre-Registraion badge pickup is also available Thursday from 6pm - 10pm, and Friday starting at 11am.

 At the door prices (Cash Only) are as follows:

  • Three Day: $60
  • Friday $30
  • Saturday: $40
  • Sunday: $20

Thursday's events are free and open to the public.


These guys pulled no punches, with walls and walls of arcades, tons of Xbox 360's and PS3's, retro gaming and even 6, count them 6 Battletech Pods... all free to play!