June 6 – 8 , 2014 at The Hilton Anatole Dallas

Anime and Academic Programming Track FANS Conference

Anime and Academic Programming Track FANS Conference

04/14/14

              We are happy to announce our second installment of FANS, a group for Fandom and Neomedia Studies!  A-Kon’s newest effort is to encourage people to write about their favorite aspects of fandom and media.  For us, fandom can be as simple as watching your favorite show or as complex as elaborately recreating...

The Dork Forest at A-Kon 25

The Dork Forest at A-Kon 25

04/14/14

              The Dork Forest Podcast: Dork on Dork dialog with Jackie Kashian.. The Dork Forest Podcast that talks to people about their obsessions, interests and enthusiasms. It’s the safest space in podcastville. A celebration, of sorts, of our love of comics. She is doing 2 – one on Thursday and one on Friday....

Repo! The Genetic Opera returns to A-Kon!

Repo! The Genetic Opera returns to A-Kon!

04/13/14

              For five years, Amber Does Dallas has presented professional quality stage shows at events and venues around the Metroplex. This year, the troupe will be taking the stage at A-Kon for their fifth year in a row, presenting the Gothic Grand Guignol REPO! The Genetic Opera. Seating will begin in video room 1...

The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to A-Kon!

The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to A-Kon!

04/13/14

              The Rocky Horror Picture Show returns to A-Kon!  Presented by Los Bastardos, DFW’s longest running shadowcast, Rocky Horror is the original interactive screen experience that you do not want to miss!  A live cast performs along to the cult classic, and you won’t just be sitting there and watching; you...

Like Video Games? Like Cosplay? Want to help break a WORLD RECORD?

Like Video Games? Like Cosplay? Want to help break a WORLD RECORD?

04/07/14

              We will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Video Game Characters! Be part of the excitement!… On Saturday June 7th, at the Hilton Anatole, the anime convention A-Kon® will be attempting to breaking the Guinness World Record for the “Largest Gathering...

After Midnight performing Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

After Midnight performing Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog

04/07/14

              On Saturday June 7 at 7:00 pm in Video 3. Celebrating four years on the road, After Midnight are Texas premiere shadowcast. They have entertained audiences from El Paso to Weslaco with their infectious brand of audience participation theater. Shows performed include : Rocky Horror, Dr. Horrible, Repo! the...

Cardfight!! Vanguard & Yu-Gi-Oh CCG Tournaments

Cardfight!! Vanguard & Yu-Gi-Oh CCG Tournaments

04/06/14

              Come play the popular Collectible Card Games Yu-Gi-Oh and Card Fight Vanguard in various tournament formats through out the weekend.  And for newer Card Fight Vanguard players we will even have Trial Deck tournaments where all participants will be provided with a Trial Deck to play with.  There will be a Yu-Gi-Oh...

Magic the Gathering Events

Magic the Gathering Events

04/06/14

              MTG Super FNM Standard Sealed Pack ($30 entry) Each player will receive 7 packs (one each: Return to Ravnica, Gatecrash, Dragon’s Maze, m14, Theros, Born of the Gods and Journey Into Nyx) to build a 40 card minimum deck.  The event will be 4 rounds swiss.  Payout:  1 pack per match win.  Undefeated get 2 extra...

Tephra – The Steampunk RPG

Tephra – The Steampunk RPG

04/06/14

              Join Cracked Monocle for grand adventures in Tephra: the Steampunk RPG! Grab your saber and revolver,power on your automaton, and prepare yourself to take on outlaws, sky pirates, bio-fluxxed abominations, and worse. Players of all experience levels are welcome, and demos will be running for this tabletop...

Board Game Demos and Open Play

Board Game Demos and Open Play

04/06/14

              We’ll have open board gaming all through out the weekend.  Jump in on demoes at anytime, or if you see a game you’d like to try, our friendly staff will teach you how to play.  There will be everything from old favorites like Settlers of Catan to new games like Krosmaster Arena.  It’s time to game...