November 3rd - 6th 2016 in Downtown Detroit
Cobo Center & Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

The 2016 schedule is here and ready for you! Attached is a copy of the events schedule for Main Events, Panels, Fan Art Theater, Video Programming, and Tabletop! Be sure to go through the different tabs on this google doc so you can view the tabletop section and the registration and vendor area hours! We will be posting Panel/Event Descriptions and PDF's soon for your viewing pleasure, so please stay tuned!

Youmacon 2016 Schedule

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.