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What is Animarathon?


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
  • $20 for pre registration which guarantees your badge, an Animarathon t-shirt, raffle tickets, and access to the Dealer's Room an hour before it opens.

Animarathon News

Animarathon XVI forms are open!

Our Pre-Registration, Artist, Dealer, Panel, Volunteer, and press forms are now online!

Thanks you for an awesome Animarathon XV!

Thank you for an awesome Animarathon XV! We'll have more updates shortly!