Anime Banzai 2017

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!


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.


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):

  • 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 Let’s keep our outdated media collection to ourselves.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

November Pre-Con Event – Dia de los Muertos

Join the Anime Banzai Convention staff for their first, first-of-the-month event at Kafeneio’s Coffeehouse. We will be celebrating the Day of the Dead (la Dia de los Muertos), so come and share memories of your loved ones and celebrate the friends and loved ones we miss. At this event you are encouraged to dress up as something relating to the theme. If you don’t have anything, we will be having people who do face painting there to assist in your transformation. Cosplaying in not required, but encouraged! There will be fun and games, and maybe a snack or two! There will be contests and a raffles throughout the night.


2017 Anime Banzai Convention Mascot Contest

artist-2The mascot contest is a chance for artists to redesign the Anime Banzai Convention’s mascots, Ban and Sai, in their own style incorporating the year’s theme.

2017 Theme: Matsuri (festival)
This includes both Japan’s traditional and school festivals. Clothing should look like it would be worn there: yukata, happi, school uniforms, etc.

Early Submission Deadline: August 31, 2016 11:59pm MST

Final Submission Deadline: January 31, 2017 11:50pm MST

Any entries received after the Final Submission Deadline will be disqualified.

For more information, click here!

2016 AMV Contest Winners


#2 – Cooking By The Book by Kyci – Newbie Winner

#4 – The Anime Has Changed by Ploxy – Action Winner

#8 – Singular Strike Gentlemen by Glitzer – Best Local, Best of Show

#9 – Affinity by Allaire – Drama Winner

#23 – Klassik Television by Plashbak – Comedy Winner

#29 – Sacred Scars by Glitzer – Judges Choice

#32 – Zuzuzu by Leolide – Cat X Winner

Honorary Mentions

Riot! by AntaresHeart07
Faces of Love by Phlashbak
Ghost Audition by lolligerjoj
Legendary AMV by Tasha Livingstone
When Sh*t Happens by MaboroshiStudio
Mr. Suave by Grace Croasdaile
Hotline Insurance 2 by StephenMcC56
Technologic by ram491991
No Harem Needed by Dragon Girl Sam
Screaming Artist by UnluckyArtist
Resessions by sebacarpamv
Got your Heart by shorisquared
OVERWATCHMEN by shorisquared
Invincible by ToiletRage
Trigger Anniversary by NicoTheCorgi
War of the Universe by MinetChan

Entire Playlist with Links

Charity Auction Quilt Winners!!

This year’s charity for the Quilt Auction was Utah Autism Gives. Our winners are Nancy and Randy. Congrats!

Winner: Nancy Winn

Winner: Nancy Winn

Winner: Randy Jones

Winner: Randy Jones

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