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What is Animarathon?

When: from to .

Where: Bowen Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green Ohio.

What: Animarathon is a family friendly celebration of Anime, Japanese Media and Nerd Culture at Bowling Green State University, just south of Toledo Ohio.

Events: Animarathon features panels, cosplay contests, a Kawaii Kafé, an artist's alley, anime screenings, special guests, tabletop and video games, a rave, and much more.

We look forward to seeing you at Animarathon!

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  • $7 for BGSU students
  • $10 for general admission at the door
  • $15 for pre registration which guarantees your badge, and carries other perks.

The price for Animarathon has raised this year as we are preparing to make Animarathon a two day event in 2018, and need to raise extra funding.

The PreReg price will rise to $20 in 2018. Otherwise the price of Animarathon will not rise any more for the forseeable future.

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Signups for the Cosplay Competition and Cosplay Skits are open!