ToshoCon

Calling all anime fans, pop culture geeks, and gamers! ToshoCon, a FREE one-day convention RETURNS on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Arlington Hills Community Center.


  • IRON COSPLAY CONTEST
    Make your own costume in the Createch Studio and enter to win prizes in the Cosplay Contest!
  • MOVIE & MANGA LOUNGES
    Watch a selection of your favorite anime TV shows and movies from Crunchyroll throughout the day, or browse a large collection of manga.
  • ART CONTEST
    Attention teens 12-18! Do you have artistic skills you are itching to show off? Submit your art and you could win a prize of a selection high –quality art supplies, plus have your art on display at the convention.
  • GEEKY CRAFTS, FREE FOOD AND MORE!
    Artsy meets geeky at our crafts booth! Stop by and tap into your creative, geeky side. Japanese snacks and tea will be available throughout the day for free.

Present at ToshoCon 2018!

We're looking for participants with interests in anime, manga, comics, games, dance, and Japanese culture. Applications are due October 1st for volunteers and September 20th for those requesting compensation. Apply now >

Art Contest Application

We welcome young artists from 10-18 years old to submit their art for display at ToshoCon. This year’s ToshoCon 2018, there will be two types of category, original traditional art and digital art, to enter your artwork into the contest. One grand winner, (no matter which category you submit) will receive a digital drawing tablet. And two runner- ups will receive prizes of a selection of high-quality art supplies from a category. Deadline for submissions is at 11:30AM on the day of ToshoCon. Apply now >

Share or sell your art at ToshoCon 2018

We welcome you to ToshoCon, a free opportunity to share and sell your art. Deadline for submissions is end of September or until tables are filled. Artist who wants to participate in ToshoCon 2018 convention, will be notified on October 5, one week before ToshoCon and must respond back to guarantee a spot. This is to assure we have an accurate count on tables, because tables are heavy to bring down the stairs to the gym. Apply now >