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Infographic: How To Survive Your First Anime Con


With Sakura-Con, Anime Boston, and Anime Central behind us, we’re in the thick of convention season. From now through September, conventions will pack the weekends of eager anime fans across the globe.

For newcomers to the convention game, though, anime cons be just a bit daunting. The thought of just submerging oneself in crowds that can get to be the size of a large town can be daunting. Then there’s the rules, panels, the cosplayers, the dealer’s room… it can be a total sensory overload.

To help those who are getting ready for their first anime con, the folks at Viewster put together a handy infographic to explain the ins and outs of con etiquette and preparation.

Viewster Anime Convention Survival Guide Infographic - 20150520

For those who want a bit more information, we’ve dedicated an entire chapter to the con experience in our Beginner’s Guide that includes, above all things, a checklist to make sure you have everything you need to have a great con.

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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