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!
Are your bags packed for Wizard Summer Camp?!!?! …Yeah, mine neither. It’s too hot and procrastination is so tempting!
How about some motivation! Here’s an early release of the full weekend schedule for PopCult Anime Con 2019! (Subject to change, final versions will be available at Registration!) Speaking of registration, online pre-reg ends tomorrow night at 11:59pm EST! There’s no more time to wait, go-go!
And that’s it from us, mermaids and lifeguards! We’ll see you at PopCult Anime Con!
First up is a clarification that Open Draw is available during all Artists’ Cafe hours. Regardless of other scheduled events, feel free to come and go from the Hudson Room to take a creative break, try out some neat art supplies and enjoy the creative atmosphere! Now about those new workshops~
Jewelry Making Workshop with Twilight Vigdis / 9am-10am, 8pm-9pm ($5 cover for materials)
Learn the basics and simple techniques to making your own handmade jewelry! Make your own bracelet or earrings to take home! Tools will be available to use as well as a limited supply of beads and materials to choose from (first come first pick until supplies run out). You are welcome to bring your own beads and materials as well! Let’s create something fun together!
Let’s Make Polymer Clay Beads & Charms with Twilight Vigdis / 11am-12pm, 9pm-10pm ($5 cover for materials)
Take your handmade jewelry to the next level by learning how to make your own beads and charms out of polymer clay! Learn how polymer clay can be used to make all sorts of charms, and how you can turn them into jewelry! There will be a limited amount of supplies available on a first come first serve basis. Participants may take their creations home with them!
OneLovelySin is also suuuuper excited to announce:
SPECIAL EVENT! Bungo Stray Dogs Photoshoot & Meet-Up! 2pm-3pm
Sin’s absolute favorite anime! Whether you are cosplaying, or just want to chat about the AMAZING 3rd season’s completion, join us in the Artists’ Cafe for an hour photoshoot and meet-up dedicated to our favorite anime literary icons and their supernatural abilities!
For a full Artists’ Cafe event schedule, view the cafe menu page here.
Only THREE DAYS left to pre-register for PopCult Anime Con 2019! See you at Summer Camp!
Calling all Wizard Summer Camp attendees! Only 10 days to PopCult Anime Con and we’ve just received via owl a sneak peek at the Camp Cup!
Ain’t that a beaut? Wonder which Team will win? Don’t forget to sign up for Wizard Summer Camp here!
It’s no secret Summer and her beach friends love to dance! If you do too, you’ll want to check out our new Nightly Dances page and see what type of mood, music and activities each party promises. Dancers with sensory issues may want to take note of our new Safety Dance! hours. Whatever dance you fancy, we hope yule have a ball!
PopCult Anime Con is pleased to announce artists Argama Witch and Ever Ever Afterly Creations have joined our Exhibition Alley!
It’s not too late to pre-register and gain access to our Friday Night Bonus Programming!
Pre-Reg ends July 31st. Sign up today!
Told you we weren’t done announcing Legends! Rounding out our lineup of talented guests and performers this year are:
Land in Chaos LARP and Charles Dunbar from StudyofAnime.com! Learn more about them on our Local Legends page!
An early access version of our Panels Schedule is now available under Programming>Panels! Meticulously planning Badgers and Snakes might actually be able to start cobbling their own con schedules together if they combine the new Panels info with that on the Artist’s Cafe, Game Shows and Wizard Summer Camp pages! We imagine the hearty Lions will be winging it, while the Eagles wait patiently for the full schedule to arrive. Don’t forget to be sorted into your Camp Houses here! See you in two weeks, Campers!
A little over two weeks to PopCult Anime Con and we just may have been holding out on you guys! Freshly added to our Local Legends lineup:
Mistress of Lore & Leviathan’s Grimoire, PCAC’s first ever featured panelists, are returning with their great range of programming in cosplay and character acting!
Come to a MASSIVE HITBOX event to find some very familiar PCAC guests under a new moniker wink wonk.
And Misa on Wheels returns! Find her profile on our new PopCult Anime Icons page here.
And we’re not done yet! More Legends coming soon!
If you want to be a PopCult Anime Icon too then try one of these on for size! Oh wow, you look simply marvelous in that!
✧･ﾟ: *✧･ﾟ:* No… simply magical! *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
Pssst!….Want to know a way to get a free or discount weekend badge for PopCult Anime Con? It’s our top secret Manga Trade Deal! Bring in 20 good condition manga volumes to Registration and trade them in for a free badge! Only got 10 books? No problem, we’ll offer you half off a weekend badge instead!
Conditions! 1. Manga must be in English, and in good, readable condition. 2. Only one free badge per person/donation. 3. Minimum amount for discount is 10 books, and must have 20 books for a free badge. No other discount amount is available. 4. Donor will receive one at-door registration badge, which does not include bonus Friday night Pre-Reg programming.
Already Pre-Reg? Not enough manga? Or maybe even too much manga?!!? Bring them anyway! Our Manga Library sells and trades extras from our collection to help you make space (or fill space) in yours. Come prepared to read by checking out our virtual collection PopCult Library at Libib!
Prefer the perks of Pre-Reg? You have til July 31st to grab the badge with access to our Friday night bonus content, like Sin’s Artist Cafe, Video and Gaming Rooms, Who’s Line is it Anime?, the Club Zero dance and the Wizard Camp Cup’s first event! See you there!
PopCult Anime Con is pleased to announce our first major industry sponsor, Right Stuf, Inc!
A huge thank you to them for helping us put on a great show for you!
Happy 32nd Birthday, Right Stuf! Clink the logo link above to shop their anniversary sale~
Good evening, PopCult Fam! Just a quick little update to say our Volunteer Info and signups for 2019 are finally up. After all we could always use a few extra eyes on our resident trouble-maker, Segall. So check it out and maybe we’ll see you on our volleyball team~
PopCult Anime Con would like to thank North-Eastern Cosplay Guild for their generous sponsorship of our Masquerade 2019 prize ribbons.
North-Eastern Cosplay Guild is a local non-profit group running various cosplay gatherings and events throughout the New England area. Their next event is the annual Boston Cosplay Picnic on August 25th at the Boston Common. That’s three weeks after PCAC, just long enough after to need another day with your local cosplay family! To learn more about North-Eastern Cosplay Guild, click the image below~