Anime Banzai 2018

The theme for 2018 is Heroes and Villains

Get into Books with Anime Banzai!!!

Have you ever imagined yourself at the Mad Hatter’s tea party, or playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts? Or perhaps you would like to be a wizard and experience a real live potions class. Or maybe you want to investigate the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss.

We will be exploring the world of books for all ages! Join us on Saturday, July 28th from 1:00pm-5:00pm at the Glendale Library to help raise funds for Utah Autism Give and learn what it is like to be a character from one of your favorite books.

Cost For This Event:

  • FREE – 5 years of age and under
  • $5 – Individuals aged 6+ years
  • $20 – Families (2 adults and up to 4 children aged 6+ years)

Register here.

You can also add on a reading pillow with a pocket for $15 when you register – and it comes with a free book! There are ten options, but here are pictures of four of them so you can get an idea of what awesomeness it is that you’re purchasing.


Glendale Library
1375 Concord St
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Radio Ad Contest

Do you want to have your voice heard by thousands of people?

Do you want to win two free passes to Anime Banzai?

Then I have good news for you! Anime Banzai is hosting its first radio ad contest.

Check out the guidelines and how to submit your radio at on our Contest Page!

Last day to enter is July 28th
Winners will be announced on July 31st

All entries become property of Utah Anime Promotions to be used in perpetuity.

Banzai Olympics – Battle Royale

Calling all participants!

Do you love to cosplay?

Have you always wondered what it would be like to compete while in cosplay?

Well today is your lucky day!

This year we are holding the very first Annual Banzai Olympics. Everyone is welcome – come solo, come as a team, come however you want! Join us at Murray Park on Saturday, August 4th at 4:00pm in cosplay to compete in different events until a single participant is crowned victorious. Prizes will be awarded to the best competitor of each round. There will be several games, including a treasure race and a boss fight challenge.

Will you stand victorious?

For more information, please see the Event Page.

Thursday Night Pre-Con Event

Thursday Night Pre-Con Event

Have you ever wondered if you are the type to be a superhero and save the day? Or maybe you’re a villain who wants to rule the world? Or there’s a third choice – be a civilian, sitting on the sidelines while eating popcorn and watching all the action.

Find out at the exclusively-for-pre-registered-attendees event at the DCC on Thursday, October 18, 2018 starting at 6:00pm!

More information is on the Thursday Night Pre-Con Event Page. Pre-Registration ends on August 31st.

Hotel Discount Codes Available!!!!

Everyone needs somewhere to stay during the Anime Banzai Convention. But why pay more than you have to? We are working with the local hotels to get you the best prices possible! Check out the About Us Page for the available discount codes. You’ll have to scroll down to the part that says Davis County’s Lodging Page; it’s the sixth headline, about 1/4 down the page. Right now we have two available hotels with limited discounted rooms, but all hotels in the area are accepting reservations.

2019 Mascot Contest – OPEN!!!

Calling all artists!

The Anime Banzai Convention hosts a yearly mascot contest where artists redesign mascots Ban and Sai in their own style according to the year’s theme.

This year, 2019, the theme is Kaiju (giant monsters). So check out the Mascot Contest page for more information and get to gettin’!!

Let’s see what amazing work you can do, artists!

AMV Contest Officially Open!


Have you got AMV skills? Then show them off!

Head on over to the AMV Contest page for FAQs and Rules – make sure you read those – as well as the submission form. Then create your masterpiece and submit it. You can see all the contestants’ submissions at the AMV Contest at the convention.

We can’t wait to see your talent! … No, really. We can’t wait. Get to working so we can see it!

Cosplay Chess Registration is OPEN!!

Cosplay Chess: the Fall of Batman

The annual chess match continues, but this year the villains have prepared a special surprise for the heroes…

Don’t miss out on the absolutely funnest cosplay contest at the con! Registration for participation in this event is OPEN, but limited.

Banzai’s Got Talent – SUBMISSIONS OPEN!!!


Banzai’s Got Talent wants you – yes, you! Do you have a talent you want to share with Anime Banzai? Sing? Dance? Martial arts? Instrumental?

We want to see what you have! Make it all the more fun and do it in cosplay as one of your favorite characters.

This is not a competition, and no one is going to judge you. So no worries! Just get on up there and have fun showing what you can do! Fill out the form HERE.

Panels Are Now OPEN For Submissions!!!

Got a great idea for a panel? Let’s hear it!

Take a stroll over to the Panels Page to look at the Policies & Rules – they’ve been updated for this year! Then, fill out the Submission Form. It’s that simple!

We can’t wait to see what awesomeness you’ve got in store for us!

Secondhand Sale Registration is OPEN!

The Secondhand Sale Registration is Now OPEN!

Got stuff? Got too much stuff? Need to downsize your collection? Can’t find your bed?

Bring it – your stuff, not your bed – to the Secondhand Sale and pass it on to the loving arms of fellow anime fans. All commercially licensed, non-mature goods are welcome: anime, manga, figures, plushies, wall scrolls, you name it! But is has to be legitimately licensed. NO BOOTLEGS! Bootlegged products will be grounds for ejections from the Secondhand Sale, and possibly the Anime Banzai Convention as well.

So join us Friday morning at the Anime Banzai Convention by registering here for the Secondhand Sale!

Anime Banzai LIVE Mascot Contest!


Who wants to see Ban and Sai live and in-person? Are YOU interested in being a LIVE mascot for Anime Banzai? Then read the rules and register for the contest on our Contest Page!

The contest will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Glendale Library in Salt Lake City. Two people are required to register – one for Ban and one for Sai.

Cosplay Contest Rules & Regulations

Make sure you read these Rules & Regulations very carefully. Submissions are not yet open, but failure to follow the rules will probably result in your exclusion from the contest.


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