The Boston 2023 Anime Convention is something that a lot of otakus are looking forward to. With the previous pandemic, there have been no recent changes for anime fans to gather. However, not this time. Stick around to know more about Anime Boston 2023 events, how to register, guests, and many more!
What is Anime Boston and what’s its purpose?
Anime Boston is an annual three-day convention that celebrates Japanese animation, comics (manga), and pop culture. The convention takes place in Boston, Massachusetts, and attracts thousands of attendees each year.
- Anime Boston features a wide range of events and activities, including panels, workshops, screenings, concerts, cosplay contests, and more.
- Attendees can also participate in gaming tournaments, and visit an extensive exhibitor hall. As well as meet special guests, voice actors, artists, and industry professionals.
The convention is organized by the New England Anime Society. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering an appreciation of anime and related arts and cultures.
Anime Boston has been held annually since 2003 and has grown to become one of the largest anime conventions on the East Coast of the United States. They have also delved into Japanese history and traditional culture. Thus encouraging people to develop a more well-rounded perspective.
Where is Anime Boston 2023 located?
- Anime Boston 2023 will be held at the Hynes Convention Center at 900 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199.
- The official convention hotel is the Sheraton Boston Hotel at 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02116.
- Some convention events will be located within the Sheraton, which is attached directly to the convention center.
How to Register for Anime Boston 2023 and Membership Prices?
Please take note of the Anime Boston membership registration rates provided below, as there are different rates available. If you purchase an All Convention Membership during pre-registration, you will be granted access to all three days of the event.
For Online Registrations, you can Click here and register. For Group Registration, Click here.
|Memberships||Membership Type (Adult)||Youth Membership (6-12) + School/Educational Groups|
|Weekend Memberships Online||$95.00||$65.00|
|Weekend Memberships Door||$105.00||$75.00|
|Friday Memberships Online||$55.00||$30.00|
|Friday Memberships Door||$65.00||$40.00|
|Saturday Memberships Online||$65.00||$40.00|
|Saturday Memberships Door||$75.00||$50.00|
|Sunday Memberships Online||$50.00||$25.00|
|Sunday Memberships Door||$60.00||$35.00|
For family packages on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday:
|Family Package Friday (2 adults & 2 youth)||$170.00|
|Family Package Saturday (2 adults & 2 youth)||$200.00|
|Family Package Sunday (2 adults & 2 youth)||$155.00|
Registration Hours of Operation will be as follows:
- Thursday, April 6: 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pre-registered members ONLY
- Friday, April 7: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM (We will be open from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM for pre-registered members)
- Saturday, April 8: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM (We will be open from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM for pre-registered members)
- Sunday, April 9: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
These hours are for registration, not the convention. The convention will start on Friday morning. Thursday hours are for pre-registered attendees to pick up their badges the night before, reducing lines on Friday.
NOTE: Registrations are non-refundable, non-replaceable, and non-transferable. Hotel accommodations were not included with registration.
Anime Boston 2023 Events and Guests
Based on past years, there will likely be a variety of events and activities that cater to anime and pop culture fans. Such as special screenings of anime films, gaming tournaments, meet and greet special guests, getting autographs, and many more!
Some of the exclusive Anime Boston 2023 Guests are:
- Hakos Baelz – Hololive VTuber
- Dante Basco – Actor
- Erika Harlacher – Actor
- Takanashi Kiara – Hololive VTuber
- E. Jason Liebrecht – Actor
- Emi Lo – Actor / Director
- Brandon McInnis – Actor
- Sarah Natochenny – Actor
- J. Michael Tatum – Actor / ADR Director
- Shiu Yoshijima – Illustrator / Manga Artist
The Center Stage Charity Ball
It’s the long-awaited return of the formal dance in Anime Boston! Tickets are now available online for our Center Stage Charity Ball. Join for an amazing evening of delightful glamour that will take place on Friday, April 7th, from 6 pm to 10 pm.
The Charity Ball is a formal event with a Black Tie “invited” dress code. Attendees are encouraged to wear gowns and tuxedos, but semi-formal attire is also acceptable. Cosplay is welcome, but must be appropriate for the occasion’s formality.
Hololive Meet and Greet
Even though the registration for the Hololive Meet has ended on March 7th at midnight, otakus can still look for the time and date below if you are interested.
- Hakos Baelz – Friday, April 7th @1:00pm
- Ayunda Risu – Friday April 7th @2:15 pm
- Magni Dezmond – Saturday, April 8th @3:00pm
- Noir Vesper – Saturday, April 8th @4:15pm
- Kobo Kanaeru – Sunday, April 9th @3:00pm
- Takanashi Kiara – Sunday April 9th @4:15pm
Due to the COVID situation, numerous events were canceled or moved to an online format. However, I think we can all agree that a convention’s life is gathering people with similar interests. An online medium can never convey the same enthusiasm.
There are many more things to come to this Anime Boston 2023. You may check out their official website to witness all of it! If you’ve any queries regarding the event, you can ask them on the site as well.
That’s mostly everything you need to know about Anime Boston 2023 events, register, and many more. Are you excited about this meetup? Do let us know in the comments down below.
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