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AnimeCon festivals are about more than anime! They are international festivals for fans of anime, cosplay, games, manga and other modern Asian popular culture.

Due to the severity of the COVID-19 situation, our regular edition of AnimeCon, scheduled for June 11-13 2021, has unfortunately been postponed to next year.

However, for 2021 we are still preparing two festivals: AnimeCon Classic on September 24-26 and a very special Christmas Special edition on December 11-12. To stay informed about the details, subscribe to our:

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We would like to ask you to keep the date of December 11 and 12 2021 open for a one-time AnimeCon Christmas Special. Yes, you read that right. Being the anime fans we are, it is mandatory to have a Christmas edition and we will fulfill that on those two days in the Broodfabriek in Rijswijk.

Many details will be announced at a later date. However, we'd like to emphasize: This is a one-time 2-day AnimeCon special. The normal 3-day festival will be held in June 2022 so, no worries, your 3 days of summer fun will still be there again. Ticket sales are not yet open, so please keep an eye on our social media for more details.

And what about the Classic edition that was planned for June 2020? It has been postponed to this year. Join Clara in reliving the Roaring Twenties at AnimeCon Classic in Theaterhotel Almelo from September 24th up until September 26th 2021.

AnimeCon Classic is a more luxurious, more mature and more dazzling Japanese (pop-)culture experience. AnimeCon is reviving the roaring twenties: expect themed drinks, anime depicting the era, jazz and more! Western and Japanese twenties overlap at AnimeCon Classic for a sensational weekend. Anyone who has already purchased a ticket for the 2020 edition and keeps it will be upgraded to a Hero Ticket, which comes with several perks to be announced at a later date.

The regular edition of AnimeCon in June 2022 is another prospect to look forward to. AnimeCon is the largest and longest running Anime festival in the Netherlands, organized since 1999 by the volunteers of the J-POP Foundation. Expect lots of vendors in the Dealer Room, an extensive Game Room, a huge variety of food and drinks, concerts, lectures and competitions of all kinds. This edition will be held in the Broodfabriek (Bread Factory) Rijswijk.

Your opinion is important to us in order to decide what kind of AnimeCons we will organize in 2021! Share your thoughts on our Discord and Facebook Groups.

J-POP in cooperation with:
  • Aniway
  • Archonia
  • Bit Agency
  • CrunchyRoll
  • Warner Brothers Games
  • Hercules
  • Mindscape
  • Nationaal Videogame Museum
  • Samsung
  • Ziva Events
  • AFK e-Sports
  • Vertigo 6
  • Koch Media
Design & development by Bit Agency