Anime Banzai 2017

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.

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!!!!!

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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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Library Interior

2017 Anime Banzai Convention!!!

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The theme is MATSURI (festivals). School, traditional Japanese, New Year’s… If you can celebrate it, it’s a matsuri!

January Pre-Con Event – Classic Video Game Night

Join the Anime Banzai Convention staff and BeatGamers for our annual Classic Video Game Night!

It’s a night where we all come together and remember the games that got us into gaming, and all the good times they brought us. The systems are provided and so are the games. Come have fun with everything from Atari to an NES to XBox to PC computers. We have it all to meet all fans’ wants and needs.

Cosplay is encouraged by not required. And, as always, this event is FREE!

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2016 Anime Banzai Convention Cosplay Contest Videos

If you want to reminiscence or if you didn’t get to see the 2016 Cosplay Contest – here’s your chance!

Follow this link to see all the videos on YouTube. Congrats to the winners, and “way to go” to all the contestants. Your hard work is very much appreciated.

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December Pre-Con Event – Holiday Party

Join us for a night of tradition and fun!

The Anime Banzai Staff will be hosting their Annual Holiday Party. Come ready to play games and sing; there will be a gingerbread making competition; and, of course, our yearly White Elephant Gift Exchange.

Rules for Item(s):
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  • Total original retail value of the item(s) must total more than $5 and less than $15 (we don’t want people to be too cheap or too expensive)
  • If you want to give pins or multiple cheaper items, their combined original retail value must be equal to $5 or more, less than $15. For example: 5 pins originally worth $1 each.
  • You may also buy your gift.
  • Items should be Japanese related like: pocky, ramune, yan yan; or even new DVDs, manga, ect.
  • Age Appropriate: please keep things PG-13 rated or less; no 18+ and no nudity!!!!
  • Item’s Condition: MUST be good to like new. That means no holes in shirts or broken things.
  • Items that are NOT Accepted: VHS tapes – no one wants that. Let’s keep our outdated media collection to ourselves.

Winners of the 2016 Writing Contests!

Congratulations to the following people for their hard work and excellent creativity in the 2016 Writing Contests!

FanFiction Contest Winners

    First Place: “Playdate” written by Taniya Mills
    Second Place: “An Important Interruption” by Amber Dawn Monson
    Third Place: “Something Precious” by Catherine Bloom

to read the contest winners’ stories for the FanFiction Contest, please follow this link

Original Story Contest Winners

    First Place: “The First Kiss” by Kylee Alexis Shepherd
    Second Place: “Evil Wears a Fuzzy Onesie” by Kris Olsen
    Third Place: “Facade” by Justin B Hill

to read the contest winners’ stories for the Original Fiction Contest, please follow this link

First Kiss FanFiction Story Contests Winner

    First Place: “Shampoo’s Heart” by Justin B Hill

First Kiss Original Fiction Story Contest Winner

    First Place for Original Fiction: “The First Kiss” by Kylee Shepherd

to read the winnners’ stories for the First Kiss Contest, please follow this link

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