July 19, 2019 - July 21, 2019
Friday: 2pm- Midnight Saturday: 10am-Midnight Sunday: 10am-4pm
Carolina, Lexington, Richland, Congaree Ballrooms, Columbia C, Lincoln A
At the Door
Banzaicon is a Japanese animation, pop culture, and video game convention held annually in Columbia, South Carolina since 2012.
Each year, we bring out notable voice actors and industry guests to be a part of our convention, with programming which features them throughout the weekend, as well as autograph sessions which are free to our attendees. In past years we have brought out such guests as Vic Mignogna, Jonny Yong Bosch, Richard Epcar, Ellyn Stern, Eric Stuart, and Cassandra Morris just to name a few.
While Banzaicon is a Japanese anime convention, we offer a wide variety of programming options throughout the course of the weekend which include our costume contest, dances, events and discussions featuring anime industry guests, game shows, and a wealth of panels about not only anime, but manga, video games and aspects of Japanese culture as well. We also have a large and spacious Dealer’s Room for all of your anime shopping, an Artist Alley for hand-crafted goods and art, and our own version of a flea market, for people to swap and sell their unused anime merchandise.