Dating back to the early 20th century, Anime has a long and storied history. Starting in the 1960s, the Japanese art style began to develop a large audience. In the West, a massive expansion of fans occurred from the rise of shows like Dragon Ball Z and Sailor Moon.
If you are a fan of one of these shows, or other Anime content, Anime Crossroads, Indiana's largest anime convention, is for you. Returning to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Plainfield March 1-3, 2024, Anime Crossroads will provide fans with an action-packed weekend through a plethora of events, performances, discussion panels and more.
Here's everything you need to know before attending:
Celebrating its 14th year, Anime Crossroads will boast a new venue, events and speakers as the conference expects to have its best year yet. Some of the most popular events return, including Pink Peaches Maid Cafe!, the Electronic Dance Party and the Cosplay Masquerade.
This year, the Dance Showcase will return under a new name; ACR Idol Fete. If you're looking to relax between events, a gaming room full of the best consoles will be there, as well as a chill room with mangas or Japanese comic books.
What to Expect
Throughout its three days, the event will host dozens of panels and other events. The subjects will range from discussions on RPG games to how-to sessions on Cosplay.
The event also will feature guest speakers from the worlds of voice acting, DJing, and cosplay. Voice actors Khoi Dao, Laura Stahl and Michelle Ruff will provide insights as a part of panels and other events, as well as be available for autograph signings.
Tickets can be purchased at the door. Single-day and three-day passes are available and can also be purchased online. Children 12 and under are eligible for a free ticket with purchase of a parents ticket.