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.