Huntsville’s Anime Convention Hosting Single Day Event at Von Braun Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - On November 11th the Huntsville and Madison Anime Convention, or Hamacon, will be hosting its annual fall event, a one day convention, at the South Hall of the Von Braun Center. This will be the eighth year for the single day convention, or Mini Con, and the biggest one to date.
Attendance is anticipated to exceed 1,200 this year, with the convention opening at 10AM on Saturday morning, November 11th. Billing itself as “all the fun of a three day Con squished down into one day,” the Mini Con will host panels, events, movie screenings, and gaming that will run continuously all day until the Con closes with a dance party starting at 10PM and running until midnight.
Cosplay, or costuming, will be a key component of the Mini Con again this year, and attendees are encouraged to dress in their favorite cosplay and come see and be seen. There will be a cosplay contest Saturday afternoon featuring prizes.
The Mini Con will feature a number of anime discussion panels, as well as video game tournaments on a variety of new and old platforms, an anime related game show called Omakedome, and the return of table top, or analog, gaming and tournaments. An anime viewing room will be screening anime movies throughout the day and night.
Vendors from all over the region will be offering anime related merchandise and collectibles in the Dealer’s Room. A separate Artist’s Alley will showcase local and regional artists selling handcrafted items and art.