What is Youmacon?
Youmacon is a celebration of Japanese animation, videogames, popular culture and costuming, 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 games, celebrity guest panels and live musical performances to downtown Detroit.
Now in its 16th year, highlights for Youmacon 2020 will include large video game and table-top gaming rooms, a Charity Masquerade Ball, national bands and DJs and a massive 150,000 sq. foot dealer’s room for shopping Anime, artwork, figures and other collectibles. Last year’s Youmacon drew more than 21,000 attendees from all around the world.