After long talks between convention staff and in conjunction with our partners at the Sheraton Framingham hotel, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel PopCult Anime Con 2020. With coronavirus numbers still climbing here in Massachusetts it’s just not safe, viable, or legal to gather everyone in such close quarters at this time. Many of our staff have chronic health conditions, and we’re aware that many more in our community do too!
When we started PopCult Anime it was so important to us we make our foremost mascot a wheelchair user (and her best friend POC!) We hoped they could bring some visibility to these less represented groups of fans. While Summer and Super-G have been trying to fight Covid-19 and systemic racism off their island lately, it seems this August 15-16 they’ll be staying at their island homes 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! 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 and don’t forget to wash your hands.