What is Animecon?

Anime is Japanese cartoons and con on the other hand is a shortened version of the word 'convention'. Animecon is a weekend-long event for those interested in anime, manga and other things related to the Japanese culture.

Anime and manga are very versatile hobbies. You can take part by making/buying and wearing cosplays, watching anime and reading manga, by writing blogs, reading magazines or by writing fanfiction of anime or manga series. Many decorate their homes with accessories of their favourite shows. Some value the visual aspect, while others divert their attention more to the music, yet everyone shares a common love for the Japanese popular culture. We wish to share that love with everyone attending our event.

Animecon will be held for the twelfth time overall and for the fourth time by Nekocon Ry in Kuopio. Our substance-free event offers entertainment for all ages* in the form of lectures, shows, contests and the super popular Anime Concert performed by Kuopio Symphony Orchestra. We have many different companies and crafts enthusiasts selling their interesting wares as well. Let's not forget our Saturday night's evening parties where you can come and relax with your friends.

* Some shows might have an age restriction or recommendation.

When and where?

Animecon will be held at the already familiar facilities of Kuopio Music Centre. The 'when' should also be familiar, the second weekend of July: 11.-12.7.2015. Opening and closing times will be announced later. Don't forget our two evening parties on Saturday night!

You can find us on Facebook and Twitter, where we'll be keeping you updated on the latest news and changes or additions to our website. The Kuopio Music Centre can be found at the following address: Kuopionlahdenkatu 23, 70100 Kuopio.


We'll be selling entry tickets in the form of bracelets both before-hand and at the doors unless they sell out. Our tickets are weekend-long tickets only; we don't sell any one-day tickets. More information can be found at our tickets page!

Attention: The volunteer workers, lecturers and children under the age of 5 get in for free!