Anime Fest 2016 expands to the Majestic

DALLAS – (  AnimeFest is extremely excited to announce that this year’s Cosplay Contest will be held at The Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas! Only a block away from the Sheraton convention center, The Majestic is an iconic Dallas landmark, a 1,700 seat theater billed as “one of the most elegant performing arts venues in the southwest”.

MAJESTIC THEATER - photo by Ryan Javier

MAJESTIC THEATRE – photo by Ryan Javier

As our con has grown, the cosplay contest has become so popular that even the spacious accommodations in the convention center are no longer adequate to contain the event. The AnimeFest team has been working very hard since the last convention coming up with a plan to let as many people as possible attend and view the contest, and we’ve decided this year to undertake the bold experiment of hosting the event in a separate, but convenient, venue.

We’re stoked to give y’all a chance to attend the classiest cosplay in the country.

While we’ve committed to the venue, there are still well over 9000 details to sort out about the logistics of this amazing event. We’ll be passing along information about event times, transportation options, and seating as soon as we can get our staff to quit gawking.

If you have any questions or input, we’d love to hear from you on our Facebook page:

And Don’t Forget…

Follow this link  for tickets and more info:

Calling All Artists!

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AnimeFest 2016

August 12-15
Friday – Monday
Sheraton Dallas Hotel

AnimeFest hotel rooms are now available! [link]

Room rates for the 2016 convention are:

King/Double: $144/night
Executive Suite: $525/night
Presidential Suite: $1,500/night