We will feature a full concert by WASUTA on Saturday night, performances by the Taiko Drumming Troupe Nagata Shachu at opening and closing ceremonies and on Saturday afternoon.
Our Vendor’s Hall will feature over 350 booths of vendors and promotors. One of the highlights of the convention, the Vendor’s Hall is generally packed from opening to closing, and our attendees have been known to save up all year for it!
Our Comics Market (Artist Alley) and Crafter’s Corner is an opportunity for amateur artists to display and sell their work, and share their talent with other fans. 2019 will see over 200 booths display their skills.
Costuming is huge at Anime North. Thousands of our attendees show up in costume every year and you’re all but guaranteed to find characters from your favorite series. The Saturday night Masquerade is one of the highlights of the convention and always plays to a packed house. A costume show where attendees can show off their handiwork, and their acting skills with short presentations, attendees have been known to work all year on their outfits. Friday night will feature the Masquerade Skit Contest, where attendees will perform in longer musical, comedy, or dance acts. Other costuming events include the Moonlight Masquerade Costume Dance (a formal ballroom dance), Cosplay Chess (a live-action chess game), and the Fashion Show (runway costuming event).
Programming and Events Programming at Anime North features of 30 tracks of events running all weekend. Highlights include: • Video presentations, including new releases and old favorites, the ever popular Anime Hell and Totally Lame Anime, and the All Night Anime Room. • Panel discussions, ranging from the enduring fascination of Pokemon to how to visit Japan on a budget. • Gaming (Video, RPG, tabletop, and a Go Tournament) • Anime Music Video Contest • Game Shows and Contests (such as Anime Family Feud, and Anime Name that Tune) • Gallery Artwork and Gundam Model displays • Improv Shows (by the comedy troupe the 404s) • Workshops (such as costume design and leatherwork) • Manga library (quiet reading room with thousands of volumes) • Children’s Area and Events (such as the Trigun Donut Decorating Contest) • Yaoi North – mini-con devoted to yaoi anime and manga. • Doll North – mini-con devoted to Korean Pullip dolls. • J-Pop Saturday Night Outdoor Dance – rockin’ till 2 AM • Maid and Butler Cafes. • Nominoichi Flea Market Event.
Who is it for?
Adult prices for Weekend single admissions are (children between 6-13 are half-price):
Weekend admissions: $60
Adult prices for Single Day Only single admissions are (children between 6-13 are half price):
Friday Only: $35
Saturday Only: $45
Sunday Only: $35
How to get tickets?
At the Registration Desk is located in Hall A of the Toronto Congress Center – Cash only
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
May 24-26, 2019
Friday | 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM
Saturday | 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Sunday | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue & Address :
Toronto Congress Center, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto
Delta Toronto Airport
with additional events held at:
Delta Toronto Airport Hotel (formally the International Plaza), 655 Dixon Road
Sheraton Airport Hotel, 901 Dixon Road
Daily parking is free at the Toronto Congress Center.
A shuttle bus will be running a circuit between the TCC, Delta Toronto Airport, Crowne Plaza, and Sheraton Hotel at continuous intervals during peak convention times.