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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, 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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Convention Directory


  • $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

Schedule for Animarathon XVI Available!

The schedule for Animarathon XVI is available for viewing under the Schedule tab at the top of the page!

Cosplay Comptetition Forms Available!

All forms and rules regarding the Cosplay Comptetitions are available via the Convention Directory above!