Welcome to the home page for Anime North: Canada's premier fan run Anime convention!
Anime North is an anime convention located in Toronto, Canada that celebrates anime, manga, music, games and all other forms of Japanese Culture!
Anime North will be the weekend of May 22 - 24, 2015 at the Toronto Congress Centre and International Plaza Hotel.
New Style Sections at Anime North Fashion Show
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 12:10
The Anime North Fashion Show is pleased to announce the addition of two new street styles to its already growing fashion show. In addition to Gyaru, Kimono, Steampunk and Lolita, it is now adding Visual Kei and Kigurumi to its lineup.
Visual Kei first beginning as a music movement has crossed over to a fashion movement in the late 1990s. It is characterized by the use of striking make-up, unusual hair styles and elaborate costumes. While some sources state that the term Visual Kei refers to a music genre, or to a sub-genre of J-rock, other sources state that Visual Kei's unique clothing, make-up, fashion, and participation in the related sub-culture is equally as important as the sound of the music itself.
Kigurumi is used to describe full-body hooded pajamas styled after animals or cartoon characters. Sometimes called "disguise pajamas" or "onesies", the clothing is normally worn non-commercially as Japanese street fashion or as sleepwear, and is not intended to function as a performance costume. Kigurumis have made an appearance in other popular street styles such as Gyaru and Decora fashion.
The organizers are looking for models to represent these different styles. Models do need to have their own outfits prepared for the event.
They are also searching for volunteers to begin other style sections for the fashion show.
Designers are also welcome to participate in the designer showcase portion of their show, as well.
Guest Update: Scott McNeil
Sunday, 16 March 2014 18:42
Anime North is pleased to announce voice actor Scott McNeil will be returning this year.
Guest Update: Tim Eldred
Wednesday, 12 March 2014 03:56
Announcing our latest guest, artist, writer, and animation director Tim Eldred.
Gaming at the Convention
Saturday, 08 March 2014 18:11
Dice and cards, consoles and computers, fake guitars and touch-sensitive dance floors, Anime North Gaming has it all. Check out the Gaming page for details on some of the weekend's events.
Friday Night Skit Contest Information
Saturday, 08 March 2014 18:08
Love to perform — lip-synching, dancing, acting, comedy, etc — in costume? Check out the details for our Friday Night Skit Competition!
Musical Guests: HOSHI★FURU, Rose Noire and Sol Ardour
Saturday, 08 March 2014 05:32
Anime North is excited to announce the first of our musical guests performing this year:
- Rose Noire
- Sol Ardour
Pro Plaza Information Available
Saturday, 08 March 2014 03:33
Calling all professional artists. Table reservations will begin on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9:00 PM EST until all spaces are filled. Check out the Pro Plaza page for everything you need to know to apply.
Wednesday, 05 March 2014 22:49
Information about Nominoichi, Anime North's favourite garage sale without the garage, is now available.
Crafter's Corner Registration Now Closed
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:01
Thank you to all who applied. Registration for Crafters' Corner is now closed. All tables, as well as the waiting list, are now full.
First Round of Guests This Year
Sunday, 02 March 2014 05:24
Anime North is pleased to give you our first round of guest announcements for 2014. Please join us in welcoming voice actors Brian Froud, John Stocker, Katie Griffin, Linda Ballantyne, Michael Benyaer, and Susan Roman, artist guest Ben Dunn, and cosplay guests Ger Tysk, and Glay and QuantumDestiny.
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