Last updated on August 23rd, 2016 at 03:07 pm
It’s time to get spooky with AkaiCon! Come join them at their new haunting ground. AkaiCon 2016 : AkaiShi is Friday, August 26 through Sunday, August 28 at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. This is their fourth venture as Nashville’s hottest new Anime Convention. This year’s convention is called AkaiShi, because Shi is the Japanese and Chinese numeral for 4. It also means death and darkness so they went with a spooky horror theme this year.
“AkaiCon wants to be Nashville’s bridge to the fandom industry by bringing attendees the best entertainment in a safe, friendly environment where we all feel like family,” says Tina Moore, Director of Industry Relations, about “The Akaicon Experience.”
AkaiCon is one of Nashville’s finest new destinations for fandom entertainment. The staff strives to offer an event for all ages, a safe place for all fans, and an outlet to express all varieties of interests, all while giving back to the community through charity and volunteer efforts. This year the highlight is on horror – they welcome you to come experience great theatrics, concerts, live shows, meet guests and artists in the industry and celebrate culture. Ladies and Gentlemen, dying time’s here!
“We are having the cast of YuGiOh and Pokémon join us for their 20th anniversary events and the cast of the horror series Tokyo Ghoul as guests,” says Moore. “Japanese style fashion designers 50% Dangerous is premiering a new line with us. New cosplay guest Haiden Hazard and returning cosplay guest judge Phil Mizuno from Toronto. DJ Remedy returning to the late night dance floor and parties. And the star of the YouTube series I Just Arted with Steven D’onofrio will be filming live at AkaiCon.”
AkaiCon was formed by fans interested in a corporate quality show without the corporate feel. Their staff is a family of friends with over 500 fandom conventions worth of attendance and staffing experience.
They are bringing a new experience to Nashville and it’s thriving scene of Anime and pop culture fandom. AkaiCon One rocketed off beyond their wildest expectations in 2013 and built momentum in 2014 and 2015.
Check out the “things we have: cosplay contest, Disney Sing A-Long Contest (sponsored by our friends at MomoCon), a live Yugioh duel with the voices of Yugi and Kaiba, a live performance from Japanese dancer Matsu Konata, Greggo’s gameshows, POKECHURCH, a Magic the Gathering tournament, fan panels for just about everything anime and video game related, plus a slew of how-to workshops for beginner cosplayers,” says Dee Powers.
Also Fashion Show + Cosplay Events Celebrating fashion and cosplay culture from all around world. Music city lives up to its reputation bringing some of the best live music to the AkaiCon main stage. Club Rising Sun Our dance party revolution — our main events hall turns into a dance club until the sun rises!
One day tickets at the door are $30; Weekend tickets are $40. For more, go to: Akaicon.com