Anime Banzai 2018

The theme for 2018 is Heroes and Villains


Thank you, everyone, for your hard work! We collected over 26,000 pop tabs for the Primary Children’s Ronald McDonald House! You are the best attendees we could ever ask for!

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.

Registrations & Submissions for Events

The following information is for registrations and/or submissions for different events at the Anime Banzai Convention.

Please pay attention to the included details and rules, because they matter!

AMV Contest

The AMV Contest is officially open and accepting submissions. Please look for its Rules and Submission Form on the information page.

Artists’ Alley

Artists’ Alley is currently closed. However, you can fill out the Waitlist Form on the information page.

Banzai’s Got Talent

Register for our talent show by filling out the Submission Form on the information page.

Cosplay Chess

Cosplay Chess is open for Registration. Please fill out the form via the information page.

Cosplay Contest

The Cosplay Contest will open on September 15th at 12:00pm noon for a first-come-first-registered online sign-up. Make sure you read the Rules and Regulations first.

LIVE Mascot Contest

Banzai is looking for people to portray Ban and Sai as LIVE mascots. Please look for its Rules and Registration Form on the information page.


Panels are open for submission. Please read the Rules and then submit your panel via the information page.

Secondhand Sale

Sign up for the Secondhand Sale to sell your gently used anime and Japanese goods. Read the Rules and fill out the form via the information page.

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.

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