Welcome to Jacksonville Anime Day
Sunday Jan 7th, 2018 10am-6pm
When: Sunday Jan. 7th, 2018 (10am-6:00pm)
Where: Embassy Suites Jacksonville (FREE Parking)
Price: Only $5.00 at the door
Military personnel & Kids 10years and under get in FREE
Looking for Artist and Panel submissions!
Host a Panel: Please contact us if you are interested in running a fan panel at our show. Email us with your name, panel name, short description, tech requirements, age restrictions, and desired time. You will get two free passes and 1 hour for your panel time which includes both set up and break down.
Save money on your Anime Day entry fee by trading in your old manga.
Trade in your old manga and get one dollar off your entry fee into Anime Day.
Jacksonville Anime Day is a one day anime marketplace that brings all your anime/manga needs to you without all the hassle or extra expense associated with other conventions. Admission is only $5.00 at the door for a full day of anime fun and events including a dance. At our show you don't spend all your money just to get inside. Featuring an over 2,000 sq ft dealers room, Video/Event room, prize giveaways, contests and FREE Parking. So come spend the day with us and other anime fans.
Marketplace (dealer's room)
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Become a Vendor:
If you are curious about becoming a vendor for Jacksonville Anime Day send us an email through our contact page. Include your store name, contact information including location, and the type of items you will be selling. We will get back to you with everything you'll need to know. Space is limited.
Jacksonville Anime Day is located at the Embassy Suites Jacksonville - Baymeadows Hotel. This full service upscale all-suite Jacksonville hotel is located one quarter mile east off of Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, Florida. Also this hotel is just minutes from many landmark Jacksonville attractions such as the Avenues Shopping Mall, University of North Florida- UNF, and the St. John's Town Center Mall. Enjoy the sunny Jacksonville beaches - this hotel is just a short drive away, or you can enjoy Downtown Jacksonville for a night out, right on the water! Hotel offers FREE parking with plenty of spots.
Embassy Suites Jacksonville - Baymeadows
9300 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, Florida, United States 32256
From North: take I-95 South to Baymeadows Rd Exit 341, then turn left. The hotel is 1/4 mile on the right. From South: take I-95 North, take Exit 341 and turn right on Baymeadows Rd. From Airport: take I-95 South from Airport Road, follow I-95 past Downtown Jacksonville to Exit 341 (Baymeadows Road) go left and is 1/4 mile on right.
AnimeDay Schedule: 10am-6:00pm
9:00am - Video Room Opens
10:00am - Marketplace Opens
10:30am - Raffle Drawing #1 (at admission table)
10:00am - Panel: TBA(event room)
12:00pm - Panel: TBA (event room)
12:30pm - Raffle Drawing #2 (at admission table)
1:00pm - Panel: TBA (event room)
2:00pm - Panel: TBA (event room)
2:30pm - Raffle Drawing #3 (at admission table)
3:00pm - Panel: TBA (event room)
4:00pm - Costume Contest Winners Announced (event room)
4:30pm - Video Game Tournament (event room)
6:00pm - Marketplace Closed
6:00pm - All Events Over
Our show features a 2,000 sq foot market place with a variety of anime, fantasy, comic and hobby dealers. Your sure to find some great gift ideas for both you and your friends. Its also a great place to meet other anime fans and find items you won't see anywhere else. So be sure to stop by and take a look at what our vendors have to offer.
Come visit the video area to relax and check out some new anime that you may not have seen yet. We will focus on showing the first episodes of newer anime series that just came out. Think of it as an Anime buffet. You can come in and sample a bit of everything to find out which ones you like.
We are proud to announce the addition of Fan Panels to our Anime Day events. These will be held a various times throughout the day in our new Event Room.
Host a Panel:Please contact us if you are interested in running a fan panel at our show. Email us with your name, panel name, short description, tech requirements, age restrictions, and desired time. You will get two free passes and 1 hour for your panel time which includes both set up and break down.
We are pleased to announce the addition of a video game room to our Anime Day events. There will be multiple games and systems available to play. This will be a small casual gaming area that we hope all can enjoy. So stop by and get your game on.
Video Game Tournament:
Sign up starts at 10am with tournament at 4:30pm
Show us your gaming skills and take part in our mini game tournament. Sign up for the tournament starts at 10am with the contest starting at 4:30 in the Event room.
Nashville Anime Day will feature a dealer's room costume contest where the dealers, are the judges. This is a friendly competition to both encourage people to dress up and to reward those that do. The costumes will be judged on a variety of levels with awards/prizes given out to the winners at the end of the day.
To Enter: times 10am - 3:00pm (winners announced at 4:00pm)
Contest sign up will be located next to the registration desk. Contestants will be asked to fill out a short entry form with your name, character name, series, contact phone number and email address. We will also take a photo of you which will be used for the website as part of a gallery and to announce the winners online.
- Please keep it clean as this convention is open to all ages. No derogatory/offensive t-shirts or costumes.
- A good rule is the swimsuit rule. Costume should be greater then what you would wear to a public pool not less.
- To compete in the Costume Contest you must be an attendee of Anime Day.
- You must be present and in costume to register. No registering for a friend.
- Contestants 13 years old or younger you must have a parent or guardian present when registering.
- This is an amateur contest so please only enter if you made most of the costume yourself.
- Costumes should be based on Anime/Manga characters or similar themed genre like video games, comic books, sci-fi, or fantasy.
- No Weapons or sharp edged items that can be harmful to others allowed. Bring a plastic sword not a real one. All guns must be non realistic or have the bright orange safety tip.
- All rules are subject to change and final interpretations of these rules are up to the Anime Day staff members.
- By registering or attending this convention, all participants agree to these rules and give permission to Anime Day to take and use photographs and videos of said participants for online and advertising use.
If you have any specific questions or need more information please contact us and we will get answer your questions as soon as we can.