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.
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.
Come visit the video area 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, 4:30pm-6:00pm
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.
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.
Photo Scavenger Hunt:
Take part in our all-day photo scavenger hunt during the con. All you need is a digital camera and an eye for adventure. Come to the admission table any time during to show and ask for the photo scavenger list. 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 can collect all the items within 30 minutes of receiving the list then you and your group will get a small prize for completing the challenge.
-Pick up the Scavenger Hunt list at Admission Table.
-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.
-Complete within 30 minutes to get a mini prize.
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.
- Please keep it clean as this convention is open to all ages. No derogatory/offensive t-shirts or costumes.
- A good rule is the swimsuit rule. Costume should be greater then what you would wear to a public pool not less.
- 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.