Three day anime convention will take over the Von Braun South Hall Friday thru Sunday, July 19th-21st


The Huntsville and Madison Anime Convention, or HAMACON, returns to the VBC South Hall on July 19th for its annual three day convention.  The three day event is expected to host 4,000 attendees and will get underway at noon on Friday the 19th, and run through the weekend until its close at 5:00 PM on Sunday the 21st.  Tickets are available online or may be purchased at the door each day of the event.


This marks the tenth straight year for the three day long fan convention, which has grown steadily from its first year crowd of 300, to an expected crowd of 4,000 this year. HAMACON now takes place in over 68,000 square feet of the VBC South Hall.  In addition to some of the best voice talents in anime and gaming signing autographs and holding panels, some new additions to this year’s event include a Evolutions themed formal ball, , a fun interactive Build up and tear down Toyko fundraiser for Got Your Six. Participants can help decorate buildings throughout the convention to build the HAMACON version of Tokyo. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to wear our monster suit and stomp Tokyo like Godzilla on Sunday. Don’t forget the enormous gaming area.


A key component of any fan convention is cosplay and HAMACON is no different, with a cosplay contest on Saturday.  Attendees are always encouraged to dress up as their favorite anime (or other genre) characters, and socialize and see and be seen during all three days of the convention!


There will be tons to do at HAMACON this year, with discussion panels, workshops, demonstrations, video game tournaments, fan meet ups, and art and merchandise available from over 60 vendors and artists.  We’ve have again increased the size of our gaming areas to be the biggest ever in our history, featuring more arcade games, console games, and tabletop games. We close out Saturday night with an epic dance party featuring multiple DJs.


More info on HAMACON, visit our website:

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