PopCult Anime Con will be moving forward at this time with its plans for August 2020 in the hope that the coronavirus crisis will subside by summer. Our hearts go out to the ever-growing list of cancelled events, their planners and attendees and above all the sick, the quarantined, the at-risk and everyone affected by the COVID-19 virus. We do not move forward blindly, and will continue to monitor the situation under the discretion of the CDC and WHO. But we do hope that our Hope brings a little light to our community by giving us something to look forward to, and that our Retro Block Party theme this year may help us reflect on the notion that whatever the crisis, a community in solidarity will always soldier on. Thank you for being a part of our community.
Stay tuned for event announcements and updates on ways PopCult Anime Con 2020 will be changing to help those affected by spring event cancellations. Be excellent to each other… and don’t forget to wash your hands!
The warmer weather’s creeping in and it makes me feel like DANCING!
PopCult Anime Con is thrilled to announce that DJ LinkRatchet will be coming back again as resident deejay for our RETRO SUMMER BLOCK PARTY 2020. Excellent!
With LinkRatchet in charge, this block party just got totally upgraded to a DANCE PARTY! He’ll be spinning SIX uniquely themed dances over three nights, including of course the Pre-Reg Only bonus Friday night. Whether your jam is all about today’s hits, 90s nostalgia, 80s new wave, 60s Motown or 20s swing, get ready to be just like Kevin Bacon at PopCult Anime Con!
Artist sign ups will be closing at noon on February 29! So get those last minute applications in asap~ the first wave of table offers can and have often gone to talented latecomers! Artist Alley jury deliberations will occur throughout the month of March, with those first wave table notices going out no later than the first week of April. All artists can expect to receive a notice about their Wait List status about the same time. For more info or to contact our Exhibitor staff, check out our Artists page.
Vendor applications are ongoing.
Tell your favorite vendors to sign up today!
More info on our Vendors page!
Ready, steady, GO! Applications for Artists and Vendors are now open!
Artist applications will be open through the month of February only and juried through most of March. After the initial jury process, applicants will be placed on a waiting list in the order they signed up so get those forms in asap! Vendor applications will stay open indefinitely until all tables are full, and then switch to a waiting list contact form.
PopCult Anime Con extends their best wishes and sincere gratitude to all exhibitor applicants. It’s an privilege to check out all your cool shops and an honor to host so many of you in our Exhibitor Room each year.
Great news today from our charming and talented Game Shows team!
This is not a drill~
Lip Sync Battle is coming back to PopCult Anime Con!
Do you have what it takes to be Lip Sync Champion? Or wanna fight for your life in Cosplay Deathmatch? More a lover than a figher, how about the (18+) Dating Game? These cosplay game sign ups are now open for all pre-registered PopCult attendees. Spots may fill up and aren’t guaranteed to be available at the convention, so sign up today. Check out our Game Shows page for more info!
It’s a Monday (and snowing omg!!) so we’ll keep this short sweet and simple. Exhibitor info for Artists and Vendors is now available! Read up before applications go live in February~ Go To Page: EXHIBITORS / VENDORS / ARTISTS
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Stay warm and dry out there, everyone!
☆.。.:*・°☆ Happy New Year! ☆.。.:*・°☆
As 2019 ends, so does our Early Bird registration sale. But a new year brings new opportunities! One-Day passes for PopCult Anime Con 2020 are now available for pre-registration – yaaaay! Did you know pre-registered day passes are also good for our Day Zero Friday night programming? Way to get amped for your banging (half) weekend!
We are still looking for talented New England-based guests with unique backgrounds to feature at PopCult Anime 2020 as “Local Legend” guest panelists and performers! Skills should be relevant to popular culture and/or the fandom convention scene, including but not limited to: Cosplay, Roleplay, Media, Music. For the sake of diversity, we want to particularly encourage POC and male talents to sign up, but of course everyone is welcome! Guest resumes can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Local Legend guests should expect to provide a number hours of panels/programming in exchange for reg/hotel and other perks to be outlined in a formal contract.
Now that it’s 2020, you can expect a whole bunch of information to start dropping soon! From Exhibitors to Game Shows, our staff is already busy busy building you another year – our fifth year! – of PopCult Anime Con. Here’s to a great year for everyone!!! May your fandoms be drama-free, your game scores always high and your cosplay ever-flawless!
PopCult Anime Con is looking for Local Legends, talented New England-based guests with unique backgrounds who love to share their skills with others! Skill set should be relevant to popular culture and/or the fandom convention scene, including but not limited to: Cosplay, Roleplay, Media, Music. Local Legend Guests would be expected to provide a number hours of panels/programming in exchange for comped reg/hotel and other guest perks to be outlined in a contract.
PopCult Anime Con believes in diversity and visibility in today’s pop culture and entertainment world. We want to take a moment to encourage our POC brothers and sisters to come forward and send in their Local Legend resumes! Everyone who signs up is special and will get a thorough look over, but I think we can all agree there’s not enough POC (or men in general) at our cons. Let’s see if we can shake things up a bit!
Interested in being a Local Legend at PopCult Anime Con 2020? Send a resume of your talents, skills and appearances to email@example.com.
Winter chill got you dreaming of the beach? You’ll feel your heart warm right up when you book your room for PopCult Anime Cons 2020: Retro Block Party Weekend! Whoo!
It’s our fifth year as a con and we’re proud to be bringing you the same low hotel rate this year as we’ve had the previous four: $119/night at the totally bangin‘ Sheraton Framingham castle, barely an hour away from metro Boston. Convention floor space is expanding too, and we’ve got some righteous new programming in the works for you guys. It’s gonna be killer! Click here to reserve your hotel room today!
Early Bird Registration is still open, our best ticket deal for the year, a full weekend registration including pre-reg exclusive Friday night bonus programming for just $35. We know we know, the funds are tight around the holidays but you deserve a present too right? Maybe buy one for a friend, like who expects an anime convention when they’re tearing up that pretty paper!!! Just remember to act fast – like flying reindeer the early bird special disappears at the end of December when our regular pre-reg options open on January 1.
Whatever you do, however you celebrate or ring in the new decade know that we, the people behind PopCult Anime Con, wish you the merriest happiest and most wonderful festive season. Peace and goodwill to all mankind, mermaids and seagulls. Happy Holidays!
Good morning PopCult fans! Our beloved Con Chair is at DerpyCon this weekend with a PCAC staff entourage filling sand bottles, taking early bird registrations and revealing our convention theme for 2020~ oooooh! If you’re lucky enough to be there, definitely swing by and say hello. Their sunny familiar faces just might bring you a wave of n o s t a l g i a. Hmmm?
For the rest of us, there’s the internet and we wouldn’t let you guys down either. Our website’s had a bit of a facelift and had its info reset for some totally tubular 2020 announcements. Early bird registration is also up and running for anyone looking to be first in line for our lowest weekend ticket price! We have some registration policy changes this year, so you might want take a glance at our full 2020 Registration lineup and new Convention Policy pages.
We are so excited to bring you a 5th year of PopCult Anime summer fun! Take a vacation from the huge and hectic conventions and come chill with us for a most righteous party!