Get ready to party Shibuya Style in the City of Brotherly Love!
Earlier today, Wizard World announced that this year’s Philadelphia con will see the return of the Anime Pavilion. Wizard World partnered with cosplayer SuperKayce to create an enhanced anime programming lineup, which includes:
- Dedicated Anime Category in the Wizard World Costume Contest
- A Maid Cafe
- Voice Actor Guests
- Interactive Game Shows
- Anime Vendors
- Cosplay Photo Meetups
Though they won’t appear at this year’s Philadelphia show, Wizard World aims to include a manga library, a dedicated anime streaming room, and hands-on workshops as part of their schedule in the future. Furthermore, the convention also hopes to include anime-centric gaming as part of their Wizard World Gaming events.
We’ve broken down the details for the con’s confirmed events below:
Wizard World will host a maid café on all four days of the event. The location will be staffed by local establishment Moe Mahou Maid Cafe.
In addition to service for customers, the café will host a Cosplay Character Meet & Greet on June 3.
Several anime voice actors are on this year’s guest list, including:
- Lex Lang
- Sandy Fox
- Steve Blum
Several interactive game shows will be held through the weekend, which focus on anime, as well as Pokémon
Wizard World President and CEO John D. Maatta commented on the initative, stating:
We have seen the influence and popularity of anime at Wizard World shows, so we are proud to enhance this area with a huge boost in offerings for fans of the genre […] We will look to Kayce and anime enthusiasts for ways to help us make this an even better experience moving forward.
Wizard World Philadelphia 2017 will be held from June 1-4 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City.
Source: Wizard World (Email Communication)