Good Morning, PopCult Anime Fans & Attendees! Don’t lose this now, it’s your badg-I mean, invitation to our official Discord channel! Inside, you’ll not only have access to virtual programming like our Panels, Artist Cafe and Idol Festival but moderated chat rooms so you can meet like-minded fans and discuss meaningful topics… like memes! See you there!
It’s not a convention without a few schedule changes, right? Please disregard yesterday’s posted schedule in favor of the one posted here. Noteworthy changes include the Masquerade has been pushed back 30 minutes to 6:30PM and a whole new track of video programming has been added!
POPCULT VIRTUAL CON IS TOMORROW! What a wild ride it’s been. Thank you all for sticking it out with us this year. What happens here tomorrow is a labor of love from us to all of you, our PopCult Community #FraminghamStrong, #BostonStrong, and #NewEnglandStrong.
Without further ado:
PopCult Anime Con 2020 Schedule 1.1 (Updated)
Please bear with us if we experience any technical difficulties, these programs and streaming services are new to some of our staff. We sincerely hope you find some time to spend with us tomorrow, at an event or panel that you truly enjoy. See you tomorrow, fam!
PopCult Virtual Con is just a couple days away now and our full schedule of programming is finally coming into view!
PopCult Anime Con Proudly Presentpops
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【☆】 Virtual Artist Cafe 【☆】
Watch official convention artist Sin D’Angelo draw on live-stream! She’ll be gifting black&white chibi art for viewers throughout the stream, and one extra lucky viewer may even get a chibi in color – wow! For more information, check out the Artist Cafe page linked here.
PopCult Anime Con Proudly Presents
【☆】Twitch @PCAC-Staff 【☆】
Stream games and hang out with PCAC Staff members on their personal Twitch channels! For a list of channels and stream times, check out the Virtual Gaming page linked here.
Just a few more days til PopCult Virtual Con! Who’s excited?
Today’s announcement is our panel schedule -whoo!! We’ve got 8 fun and intriguing panels ready for you – some run by PCAC staff, others submitted by diehard fans, and one extra special Q&A session with our very own Con Chair, Hemlock Inyx! (Ask the con chair a question here!) Covering an array of topics, including cosplay tips, manga genres and fandom expression, there’s plenty to do in our virtual panel room!
All panel programming will be held live via Discord, on a special PopCult Virtual channel (coming soon!) For full schedule and panel descriptions, check out the Panels page linked here.
POPCULT VIRTUAL CON 2020
Masquerade Sign Ups
PreReg for 2021
It’s officially August, seabeings and merpeople! Finally time to let PopCult’s virtual content start rolling~
First up is the Manga Library, a truly social place at PCAC where beyond just reading comics you could find and copy tons of cosplay patterns; help each other translate imported magazines; buy, sell and trade between your manga collection and ours; and request personalized recommendations from our friendly and knowledgable Library staff. But nothing evokes the cozy self-care side of staying home like curling up with a giant pile of books!
PopCult Anime Con has offered many deals on registration to increase our comic collection through the years and in turn have obtained a massive hoard of overstock and trading duplicates! Our Librarians put in considerable effort to bring to you a virtual Manga Library Dispersal Shop. Browse popular manga on the cheap, pre-owned but in good condition! Fill in the holes in your collection, finally collect the manga to your favorite anime, or try a whole new series~ Still want those personalized recommendations? Leave a comment on our Facebook for the “Manga Dragon!”
They say home is where the heart is, and the heart of PopCult Anime has gotta be our outstanding game shows!
PCAC Game Shows Proudly Presents
【☆】 Virtual Game Shows 【☆】
Enjoy two of our most popular events from the comfort and safety of your living room. In Virtual Deal or No Deal contestants grapple with the forces of luck and greed as they make their way through hidden cases of money, prizes and special offers. Prizes include a free pass to PopCult Anime Con 2021! You’ll be on the edge of your sofa with five rounds of this game!
Prefer action over drama – then Virtual Cosplay Deathmatch is for you! The audience chooses who lives and who dies in this elimination tournament-style game. Contestants will utilize quick video sequences to charm, entertain or enthrall voters into choosing their character to move forward to another round! And the cherry on top is, this game is so awesome it can’t even be contained in one weekend!
For more info, updates and SIGN UPS check out our Game Shows page, under the Programming tab.
Major bummer about PopCult, huh? (As the webmaster, I’ll be real for a minute and admit to being suuuper relieved!) Our mascots Summer, Super-G and Segall will all be staying at their island homes the weekend of August 15-16 in solidarity with those most at-risk in our community.
But staying home doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, it doesn’t even mean that you can’t enjoy the con! What?!!? We’re flipping that A around and becoming PopCult Virtual Con 2020, a weekend full of the programming you love from the summer party con you didn’t want to miss! Shop our vendors online, attend a panel, watch some anime, play a game show, rock out at the rave – all from the safety and comfort of your living room. And the best part is, it’s free for anyone to attend!
So please, click around the Event and Programming pages to see what’s cooking at this digital BBQ!* You can even pre-register now for PCAC 2021 if you’re feeling particularly stir-crazy. Whether you’ve been with us since year one in 2016 or it’s your first time, you’re part of the rich New England pop culture and fandom community or live somewhere else in the world, we’re thrilled that you’ve discovered our tropical daydream convention! Welcome to PopCult Anime Con! We’ll “see” you in August!
*Not actually a BBQ. Event details, schedules and specifics are subject to change before the convention. Individual event pages will be updated regularly. Events may be hosted on or require third party sites to attend, including but not limited to Facebook, Zoom, Twitch, Instagram, etc. Keep an eye on this site or our official Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.
To our dear Community of fans, attendees, talents, businesses, sponsors, family and friends:
After reviewing the phased Reopening plans for Massachusetts with the hotel Sheraton Framingham, we can finally make the decision to cancel PopCult Anime Con 2020. We know it’s disappointing to lose another con this year but it’s just not possible for us to meet the current state guidelines. Whatever keeps the Community safe at this time is what’s most important to us.
Our hotel got the jump on us while we were getting our words together, so a few of you already knew this announcement was coming. The Sheraton Framingham is automatically cancelling rooms booked under the convention, so anyone with reservations should be receiving notice of that. For room cancellation issues, please contact the hotel directly at (508) 879-7200.
Pre-registered attendees will have their registrations rolled forward to PopCult Anime Con 2021. Refunds will be available upon request however, please contact us at email@example.com before August 31, 2020 to request. Contest winner registrations will also be rolled into 2021.
For Vendors and Artists, our Exhibitor staff will be reaching out to you personally to discuss rolling your exhibit space forward or arranging a refund, as well as online advertising opportunities. Applications for 2021 will open again next year should there be any space available.
Those who signed up for our 2020 programming, such as Game Shows, Masquerade, Fan Panels, etc; will be contacted in the coming weeks by Event staff about participation in 2021 OR alternative online programming for 2020. That’s right, this summer party doesn’t sink so easily! Our staff is already planning online virtual content to help bring a bit of the con to you this August 15-16, 2020 so keep your eyes on us for new content and ways to connect with the Community in this time of separation and unrest.
Speaking of Community, a huge THANK YOU from all of us on staff for your patience and support through the uncertainty of this year. We hope that you will all be able to join us in celebrating our (belated) 5th year anniversary August 14-15th, 2021 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel!
Be safe and well everyone, enjoy your summers… and keep washing your hands!!!
As the prophet Justin Tiberlake predicted, it’s May! And that means it’s time for PopCult Anime’s Masquerade signups to open! Hooray!! You can find all our masq info and the link to sign up on the Masquerade Event page.
Artist Alley letters went out this week, so if you signed up for that and haven’t heard from us definitely check your email boxes and spam filters! Vendors applicants can expect a letter in the next week. Thank you all for your patience.
*•✩•* PCAC 2020 *•✩•*
Game Show Sign-Ups
Feeling a bit stir crazy? Now’s the perfect time to dream up a fun new Fan Panel for PopCult Anime 2020! Panel submissions are open now through June 20! For more info, check out the Panels Programming page linked below!
☆.。.:*・°☆ Submit a Panel ☆.。.:*・°☆