June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Homestuck Cosplay Is Not Banned!

It has been brought to our attention that there have been rumors circulating about Homestuck cosplay being banned from the convention and/or hotel in 2014. A-Kon would like to state for the record that these rumors are not true.

Cosplay at the Citibank Dallas Asian Festival

Cosplay at the Citibank Dallas Asian Festival


The Citibank Dallas Asian Festival has asked us to help set up a Cosplay contest for their event this year!

Madoka Magica Movie Comes to Dallas!

Madoka Magica Movie Comes to Dallas!


Come join A-Kon at the screening of the Madoka Magica movie at the Texas Theater on December 29!

Anime Primer: Chihayafuru

On the surface, the game of karuta doesn’t appear to be particularly interesting or exciting, but the game’s simple nature belies the speed and intensity of competitive gameplay. The same could be said of the new show on Crunchyroll this season, Chihayafuru. On the surface, a series about the game of karuta does not sound all that compelling, but this simple premise belies the strength of the show’s artistry, characters, and storytelling.

Anime Primer: Sword Art Online

What would you do if you suddenly discovered that your favorite video game – normally an avenue for escapism and cathartic release – had real-world consequences for each of your actions? What if it’s your own life on the line, and if you die in-game, your real life is forfeit? That’s the kind of dilemma that the players of Sword Art Online, a new Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online RPG, face inside this summer’s anime of the same name.

Anime Primer: Bodacious Space Pirates

They are known by many names: Pirates, Buccaneers, Privateers, Corsairs, Raiders, Filibusters, Freebooters. Their modus operandi is pretty much the same across the board: independent acts of robbery or violence, typically taking place on the sea, committed by one vessel against another vessel or town. Sometimes they are romanticized and revered, other times demonized and reviled; how they are seen depends on who they ultimately serve.