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J-Con is one of Canada’s largest anime conventions, with over 450 participants filling the halls each year. The convention started in 2003 when a group of friends wanted to have their own Friday night con so they wouldn’t have to travel an hour away for Toronto Anime Con anymore.

From there, the group expanded and now has its own events every year, including game shows and other fun activities. With the larger space they now have, J-Con has been able to include more guests and vendors each year.

If you’re a fan of anime, cosplay or Japanese culture in general, J-Con is the place to be.

10 Things to Know About J-Con

J-Con is a cosplay convention that celebrates all things Japanese. This event is the perfect place to find rare and exclusive anime merchandise, meet other passionate fans and dress up in your favorite cosplay outfits. Here are 10 things you need to know about J-Con:

  1. This convention is the largest Japanese culture convention in Northern California.
  2. J-Con has events to celebrate every aspect of Japanese culture, including video games, anime, manga and pop music.
  3. There are several panels with special guests like voice actors and artists/authors who specialize in drawing anime or manga. Workshops and demonstrations will be offered to teach you how to draw, master origami or even sing like your favorite idol.
  4. Meet famous cosplayers who have traveled the world to show off their most creative outfits.
  5. The main events of J-Con are always live concerts with performers who play songs for anime openings and endings! It’s a great chance to get excited and hear some of your favorite songs from anime on stage.
  6. Vendors will have a huge variety of Japanese food, snacks and candies available for purchase so you can try something new or stock up on all the snacks you love.
  7. The J-Con Masquerade is where attendees show off their best costumes and compete for prizes.
  8. You can participate in a variety of fun games like the Cosplay Scavenger Hunt, Cardfight!! Vanguard Tournament or maybe even Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon or Magic: The Gathering Club Tournaments.
  9. Find rare anime merchandise at the J-Con artist alley, where you can purchase art from experienced artists and have them sign your favorite works.
  10. The J-Con Gaming Lounge has all the newest games to play on both consoles and arcade machines! There will even be a D&D tabletop room for fans of that type of RPG.

And remember! J-Con is of all ages, so feel free to bring the whole family for a day of fun and excitement.

Who can Attend J-Con?

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This event is attended by people of all ages and from all walks of life who come together to celebrate their love of cosplay. You’ll find everyone from seasoned cosplayers to first-timers and everyone in between.

Whether you’re a hardcore cosplayer or just someone who loves to dress up for fun, J-Con is the perfect place to let your hair down and have some fun.

J-Con is a great way for people to connect with the community and each other. Cosplayers can join forces with their friends, build new friendships based on a love of cosplay, or just hang out all day at the convention center, showing off their latest costumes.

Attendees will enjoy exhibiting a talent for crafting their cosplay, admiring others’ talent, shopping for unique items in the marketplace, and participating in contests to win prizes. Everyone who attends will have the time of their lives.

6 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Convention

J-Con is a great opportunity to show off your cosplay skills and meet other cosplayers from all over the state. There are also plenty of panels, workshops and other events that are perfect for both new and experienced cosplayers. Here are 6 reasons why you should attend J-Con this year:

There will be hundreds of cosplayers.

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J-Con brings together hundreds of attendees from all across the state. These people all share your love for anime, manga and gaming, as well as your passion for cosplay.

This means that it’s easy to mingle with other people who have similar interests, whether you’re looking to meet new people or just want an opportunity to put your latest costume on display. Plus, there are plenty of places for taking photos.

There are always special guests.

J-Con always brings in special guests from all over the world. These are people who have worked on popular anime films and television shows, including voice actors, graphic artists, writers and more! They often host panels where you can ask them questions about their careers.

There’s a costume contest.

J-Con hosts contests for the best cosplay in different categories. These include a children’s costume contest, a handmade costume contest and a “skit” cosplay contest, where contestants have to show off their acting skills as well as their costumes.

There will also be an audience choice award! Come to the convention in your best cosplay and see if you win first prize.

You’ll get to meet other cosplayers.

Everyone who comes to J-Con is excited about anime, manga and cosplay. Whether you’re a new cosplayer or a seasoned one, it’s easy to strike up conversations with fellow enthusiasts and learn from them. Many people at the convention will be happy to share their knowledge and experience – make sure you ask them about it!

There are always great panels.

J-Con always brings in talented artists, writers and other special guests who host workshops and talks. These guests include Japanese mangaka (comic book artists), voice actors and graphic novelists – you can learn a lot from these people, whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

There are plenty of activities

J-Con hosts plenty of fun activities for both casual cosplayers and experienced ones. If you’re just getting into cosplay, there are workshops on how to make the best outfit or props. These can help you create unforgettable costumes that will impress everyone at J-Con.

You could even win a prize! If you have more experience, join the cosplay contest or attend a panel where you can meet other cosplayers and learn from them. There are always lots of activities going on at J-Con.


It is the best place for cosplayers to come together and share their love of anime. If you are looking for a fun weekend with people who share your interests, then this convention may be just what you need.

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