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AnimeCon 2019 will take place at Rotterdam Ahoy

The board of J-POP Foundation after signing agreement for Ahoy © Kristof Nachtergaele

The board of J-POP Foundation after signing agreement for Ahoy © Kristof Nachtergaele

AnimeCon 2019, the 21st edition, will take place at Rotterdam Ahoy on Friday the 14th of June and close on Sunday the 16th 2019. AnimeCon grows every year and Ahoy offers the space to keep growing, thanks in part to Rotterdam’s “Heart of South” plan for a new convention centre, hotel, cinema and an improved metro and bus station. Rotterdam Ahoy now gains a unique new 55 hour non-stop fan festival, that will literally pitch up it’s tents next door.

The theme for AnimeCon 2019 will be announced during the Closing Ceremony of AnimeCon 2018 at the King Willem Alexander Theatre of World Forum The Hague on Sunday the 17th of June 2018.

Twenty-one years after the first festival in 1999, AnimeCon returns to Rotterdam. AnimeCon is a festival organised by fans for fans. It is run by volunteers. Since the move to The Hague in 2013, AnimeCon grew with more than 2000 visitors each year, thanks to the support of the World Forum the Hague. However, this year 18,000 visitors are expected, so the festival is reaching the maximum capacity of the venue. The World Forum The Hague and the board of J-POP Foundation (AnimeCon’s organiser) therefore decided that AnimeCon 2018 is going to be the last one at The Hague and to leave with a grand party!

The board of J-POP Foundation is looking forward to the possibilities at Ahoy, such as the space of the conference halls, a temporary camping in the adjacent “Zuiderpark” and the accessibility by metro. However, we will regret to lose the theatre, the many rooms and the three hotels at walking distance of World Forum The Hague.

AnimeCon 2018 will take place from 15 June till 17 June, for the last time at World Forum in The Hague, with a chock-full programma in relation to anime, cosplay, games and manga, but also musical performances of JAM Project, NECRONOMIDOL, X Made Alcoholic Santaclaus en nog veel meer.

Source: Press Release

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