June 7 - 9, 2024

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center

FAN EXPO Dallas

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ANIME ATTRACTIONS

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NEW THIS YEAR: ANIME AFTER DARK

Anime fans, this is YOUR can't-miss event. Get ready for an electrifying evening like no other at this anime-packed event that starts when the show floor closes. This is your opportunity to meet anime voice actors from shows like One Piece, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, My Hero Academia, and Demon Slayer who aren't appearing during regular show hours. Plus, you can get autographs, dance to K-pop tunes, and join in on the costume contest. The best part? Anime After Dark is completely free with your Saturday, 3-Day, Ultimate Fan, or VIP pass. 

DATE: Saturday, June 8
TIME: 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
LOCATION: Lobby F

MEET YOUR FAVORITE ANIME VOICE ACTORS

Suit up anime fans and get ready; it's time to meet your favorite anime voice actors. The actors that provide the voices of your favorite anime characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans.

VOICE ACTOR PANELS AND CAST SESSIONS

Get ready for cast panels, reunions, and Q&As with your favorite voice actors, teams, families, and crews. Check the schedule closer to the show to see when and where these panels will take place.

ANIME HQ

Discover a slice of anime paradise at Anime HQ. This central hub offers a variety of activities from gaming and performances to meetups and relaxing to lo-fi beats. Whether you're looking to play, watch, or unwind, Anime HQ is the place to be. 

MAID CAFÉ

The Maid Café welcomes FAN EXPO attendees to experience an Akihabara-style maid café presentation similar to the ones in Japan. Book your seats today to join kawaii maids for tea, a special performance, and a meet and greet. Upgrade to a Premium Ticket for early entry, preferred seating, a small pastry, and a gift bag. This year’s café is hosted by Maid Café Mikkusu and Megami Maids.

JAPANESE ARCADE

It's time to get your game on at our free-to-play Japanese Arcade. With titles imported all the way from Japan, you'll get the chance to dance, race, and fight your way through games you've never tried before. 

FAN EXPO DALLAS IDOLFEST

Experience the thrill of Japanese idol culture at IdolFest. Whether you're a seasoned fan or new to the scene, you'll want to dive into these heart-pounding performances that will make you clap, cheer, and wave your light sticks.

PIKACHU POKÉMON HUNT

Oh no, Pikachus have taken over FAN EXPO. Think you can catch 'em all? Count all of the Pikachus hidden around the convention center on Sunday, June 9 and once you think you've found them all, report the number back to our trainer team to be entered to win a special Poké-prize. You'll have to look carefully though, some are hidden in peculiar places.

DETECTIVE PIKACHU SCREENING

Cap off your Pikachu Pokémon Hunt with a screening of Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019). Join us on Sunday, June 9 to dive into the world of Pokémon trivia, win prizes, and watch our fave electric mouse figure out what's going on in Ryme City. 

SILENT DISCO

Immerse yourself in a vibrant dance party featuring the best songs from your favorite anime adventures. Grab a pair of headphones, select your channel, and lose yourself in the epic soundtracks and iconic battle themes of anime.

COSPLAY MEETUPS

Squad up with your fellow demons, students, ninjas, and pirates for the ultimate group photos at our Anime Cosplay Meetups. Check the schedule closer to the show to see when and where your fandom will assemble. 

GAMES & TRIVIA

It's time to test your knowledge of Japanese animated films and series. Who knows? That obscure anime fact you’ve been sitting on for years could earn you free stuff and prizes.