Carolina Anime Day

May 4th, 2019!

Day 9 - 05/04/2019
Saturday May 4th, 2019 (10am-6pm)
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park(FREE Parking)
Price:Only $4.00 at the door

FREE entry with Military ID & for kids 10 and under!

Save money on your Anime Day entry fee by trading in your old manga.
Trade in your old manga and get one dollar off your entry fee into Anime Day.


Come to Carolina Anime Day where our vendors will have items you won't find in a regular mall store. Carolina Anime Day is a one day anime marketplace that brings all your anime/manga needs to you without all the hassle or extra expense associated with other conventions. Admission is only $4.00 at the door so you won't have to spend all your money just to get inside. Also all kids 10 and under will get in FREE as well as those with a military ID. Carolina Anime Day is at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel featuring a large Dealers room, Videos, Giveaways, Video Games, Cosplay, and FREE Parking. So come by and spend the day with other anime fans just like yourself.


Carolina Anime Day will be at the Hilton Charlotte Executive Park Hotel. This location is conveniently situated only minutes away from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Hotel offers FREE parking with plenty of spots.

Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
5624 Westpark Drive
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217
Tel: 1-704-527-8000


From Charlotte-Douglas International Airport:Take Billy Graham Parkway South to Tyvola Road/Coliseum Area Exit. Travel on Tyvola Rd. approx. 4 miles. Turn right at light after crossing over I-77 (Westpark Drive). Stay right, Hilton will be on the right.

Shuttle Service from Airport

From the North:I-77 South - Exit 5 at Tyvola Road. Turn left accross I-77, then right at the first light (Westpark Drive). Stay right, Hilton will be on the right.

I-85 - Take I-77 South, exit 5 at Tyvola Road. Turn left accross I-77, then right at the first light (Westpark Drive). Stay right, Hilton will be on the right.

From the South:I-77 North - Exit 5 at Tyvola Road. Turn right, then right at the first light (Westpark Drive). Stay right, Hilton will be on the right.

I-85 - Take I-485 (South/East) to I-77 North. Exit 5 at Tyvola Road. Turn right, then right at the first light (Westpark Drive). Stay right, Hilton will be on the right.

I-26 - Take I-77 North. Exit 5 at Tyvola Road. Turn right, then right at the first light (Westpark Drive). Stay right, Hilton will be on the right.


Schedule of Events: 10am-6pm
9:30am - Anime Videos (event room)
10:00am - Marketplace Open
10:30am - Raffle Drawing #1 (at admission table)
12:00pm - Panel: OPEN APPLY NOW! (event room)
12:30pm - Raffle Drawing #2 (at admission table)
1:00pm - Panel: OPEN APPLY NOW! (event room)
2:00pm - Panel: (event room)
2:30pm - Raffle Drawing #3 (at admission table)
3:00pm - Panel: OPEN APPLY NOW! (event room)
4:00pm - Costume Winners Announced (event room)
4:30pm - Video Game Tournament (event room)
6:00pm - Marketplace close

Our show features a 2,000 sq foot market place with a variety of anime, fantasy, comic and hobby dealers. Your sure to find some great gift ideas for both you and your friends. Its also a great place to meet other anime fans and find items you won't see anywhere else. So be sure to stop by and take a look at what our vendors have to offer.

Video Room:
Come visit the event room to relax and check out some new anime that you may not have seen yet. We will focus on showing the first episodes of newer anime series that just came out. Think of it as an Anime buffet. You can come in and sample a bit of everything to find out which ones you like.

Video Schedule: 9:30am-12:00pm

Fan Panels:
We are proud to announce the addition of Fan Panels to our Anime Day events. These will be held a various times throughout the day in our new Event Room.

Host a Panel:Please contact us if you are interested in running a fan panel at our show. Email us with your name, panel name, short description, tech requirements, age restrictions, and desired time. You will get two free passes and 1 hour for your panel time which includes both set up and break down.

Video Games:
We are pleased to announce the addition of a video game room to our Anime Day events. There will be multiple games and systems available to play. This will be a small casual gaming area that we hope all can enjoy. So stop by and get your game on.

Video Game Tournament:
Sign up starts at 10am with tournament at 4:30pm
Show us your gaming skills and take part in our mini game tournament. Sign up for the tournament starts at 10am with the contest starting at 4:30 in the Event room.

Instagram Scavenger Hunt: @animedayofficial
Take part in our all-day Instagram scavenger hunt during the con. All you need is a digital camera and an eye for adventure. Come to the sign-up table any time during to show to read the rules. It is your job to use your camera/cell phone and collect pictures of all the different items listed. Once you have all the pictures bring them back to the admission table. If you are the first to come back with the right photo(s) then you and your group will get a small prize for completing the challenge.

-Use your own digital camera or cell phone.
-Picture must be unique for each item on the list.
-You or group member must be present in each picture.
-Use only 1 device to collect pictures if in a group.
-Judge has final say on qualifying pictures.
-Can only win once.

Costume Contest

Carolina Anime Day will feature a dealer's room costume contest where the dealers, are the judges. This is a friendly competition to both encourage people to dress up and to reward those that do. The costumes will be judged on a variety of levels with awards/prizes given out to the winners at the end of the day.

To Enter: times 10am - 3:00pm (winners announced at 4:00pm)

Contest sign up will be located next to the registration desk. Contestants will be asked to fill out a short entry form with your name, character name, series, contact phone number and email address. We will also take a photo of you which will be used for the website as part of a gallery and to announce the winners online.

Entry guidelines:

  • Entry wristbands are required for entry into AnimeDay and must be visible at all times. Entry wristbands are non-replaceable, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
  • Acceptance of a wristband constitutes consent to the use of the wearer's image or likeness in any recording, transmission, or reproduction for use by AnimeDay.
  • Failure to comply with the published rules of AnimeDay, including disruptive or inappropriate behavior, will result in the revocation of Membership and ejection from AnimeDay.
  • AnimeDay may revoke membership and eject anyone from the convention at anytime for any reason without a refund.
  • General Convention Rules:

  • Follow requests and directions of Hotel, Facility, and Convention Staff.
  • AnimeDay, and the Host Venue, are not responsible for personal items. Unattended and lost items will be turned over to proper authorities (Hotel Management).
  • Appropriate attire is required at all times, including shoes, pants/shorts/skirts, and shirts/tops.
  • Each event room has limited space and seating. Seating is not guaranteed to any persons. Standing room is allowed only at the discretion of AnimeDay Staff.
  • Possession or consumption of alcohol is only permitted in designated locations.
  • Anyone under legal age found drinking or intoxicated will be reported.
  • Smoking is only permitted within designated locations outside the buildings.
  • Theft, assault, drug use, and other illegal activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Discrimination and/or harassment of any form will not be tolerated.
  • Do not hinder or obstruct the flow of foot traffic within the convention area.
  • Individuals may be asked to remove large or unwieldy bags, props, or other accessories from the convention areas.
  • Questions or concerns should be brought to AnimeDay staff at Registration. Flyers are welcome but are limited to your area. No barking or aggressive promoting please.
  • Cosplay Rules:

  • To compete in the Costume Contest you must be an attendee of Anime Day.
  • You must be present and in costume to register. No registering for a friend.
  • Contestants 13 years old or younger you must have a parent or guardian present when registering.
  • This is an amateur contest so please only enter if you made most of the costume yourself.
  • Costumes should be based on Anime/Manga characters or similar themed genre like video games, comic books, sci-fi, or fantasy.
  • No Weapons or sharp edged items that can be harmful to others allowed. Bring a plastic sword not a real one. All guns must be non realistic or have the bright orange safety tip.
  • All rules are subject to change and final interpretations of these rules are up to the Anime Day staff members.
  • By registering or attending this convention, all participants agree to these rules and give permission to Anime Day to take and use photographs and videos of said participants for online and advertising use.

If you have any specific questions or need more information please contact us and we will get answer your questions as soon as we can.

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