Anime Banzai 2017

Panels Registration is OPEN!

Good News Everyone

Registration for Panels is now OPEN! If you want to host an awesome panel, just fill out this form and tell us all about it!

All panels will be considered by the Panels Committee. They will let you know whether you’re approved or not, and when/where your panel will be if you are accepted. These are first-come-first-served, so don’t wait!

2017 Artists’ Alley Information

CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!

Do you need information about Artists’ Alley? Want to know how to apply and what the application process is? What about how much it costs?

Well fret no more! We have the information ready for you. Just go to this page for all the information you need.

Don’t forget – applications are only being accepted for ONE WEEK.

Anime Banzai Convention Permanent Mascot Contest

This is a separate contest from the normal, yearly, themed mascot contest. There are different rules and prizes. You may enter one or both – your choice!

Ban and Sai are looking for an artist that can give them a permanent look, something that will stand the test of time and that will represent the Anime Banzai Convention regardless of that year’s theme.

Deadline is May 31, 2017 by 11:59pm MST

For more information, click here!

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Secondhand Sale Registration Now Open!

Secondhand Sale Flyer

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 at the Anime Banzai Convention! It will be held 9:00am Saturday morning at-con in the Main Events Hall. Pass all your goodies on to the loving arms of fellow anime fans.

All commercially licensed, non-mature-rated goods are welcome! Anime, manga, figures, plushies, wall scrolls – you name it! But it has to be legitimately licensed. No bootlegs. Bootlegged products will be grounds for ejection form the sale and possibly the Anime Banzai Convention as well.

So join us and turn your clutter into cash!

Hurry – tables sell out fast!

To register, please e-mail Kris Olsen at [email protected] She will send you the Seller Contract and any other information you will need.

May Pre-Con Event – Showdown at Salt Lake City (Auction Event)

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The Auctioneer challenges you to a fight! Are you ready to face them? Have you collected Banzai Bucks to participate in the auction? If the above answers are yes, you will want to join Anime Banzai for a night of fast pace bidding.

As always, you are encouraged to wear cosplay; but it’s not required. And, of course, this event is completely, 100%, no-fine-print, absolutely, pinky-promise, cross-our-hearts FREE!!!!!

For more information on times, Banzai Bucks, donations, and more, please see this page! We’ll see you there!

April Pre-Con Event – A Murder through Time

Doctors

Join The Doctor and Anime Banzai to catch Jack the Ripper on Saturday, April 1!

This is no joke, people! Dress up from your favorite era, whether it be a prehistoric dinosaur or modern day android. The Doctor will need your help looking throughout history. For more information and to sign up to get a character for the murder game (not required to attend the event!), please go to this page.

And, of course, this event is completely, 100%, no-fine-print, absolutely, pinky-promise, cross-our-hearts FREE!!!!!

“Your Name” Movie Tickets

Tickets for the Makoto Shinkai movie Your Name are on sale!

Your Name

The movie is showing starting April 7, 2017 at multiple theaters and times, which can be found via this site. Your Name has recently become the highest grossing anime film world-wide, having beaten the previous record holder Spirited Away. Come see why!

Tickets are sure to go fast, so try to get yours soon!

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March Pre-Con Event – Anything Goes! Tea Party

March Anything Goes Ranma

Join Anime Banzai for a night of relays and challenges. Anything goes at this event! Do you have what it takes to become a martial artist in the art of tea ceremony?

As always you are encouraged to wear cosplay; but it’s not required.

If you are collecting Banzai Bucks for this year’s auction, remember to bring canned goods for the Utah Food Bank and aluminum pop tops for the Salt Lake City Ronald McDonald House in Primary Children’s Hospital.

You can also get your FB points and Pokemon keychains when you show up in person. Can’t wait to see you there!

And, of course, this event is completely, 100%, no-fine-print, absolutely, pinky-promise, cross-our-hearts FREE!!!!!

utah-food-bank logo ronald-mcdonald-house

First Quarter Free Passe Winners Announced!

Congratulations to the following three people for playing Linda’s FaceBook Points Game and winning a free weekend pass to the 2017 Anime Banzai Convention! Play the game for more chances to win.

Winner - Anne Helt

Winner - Machelle Johnson

Winner - Teresa Reeve

NOTE: This is not what the actual pass will look like. Printing this off and using it and/or altering it will not gain you access into the Anime Banzai Convention.

February Pre-Con Event – Hello Kitty Valentine’s Day

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Join Anime Banzai for fun games and crafts with a Hello Kitty theme. Remember to bring a chocolate or a candy item for our Valentines exchange.

As always, you are encouraged to wear cosplay; but it’s not required.

If you are collecting Banzai Bucks for this year’s auction, remember to bring canned goods for the Utah Food Bank and aluminum pop tops for the Salt Lake City Ronald McDonald House in Primary Children’s Hospital.

You can also get your FB points and Pokemon keychains when you show up in person. Can’t wait to see you there!

And, of course, this event is completely, 100%, no-fine-print, absolutely, pinky-promise, cross-our-hearts FREE!!!!!

utah-food-bank logo ronald-mcdonald-house

2017 Meeting Dates

Join the Anime Banzai Convention Staff in helping to plan the convention! We need your help, and it’s open to the public! Join us at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library (except for February 4th, when we’re at the Taylorsville Library).

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