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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, special guests, tabletop and video games, a rave, and much more.

We look forward to seeing you at Animarathon!

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  • $10 for general admission at the door and regular pre registration (Open now!) which guarantees your badge
  • $25 for VIP pre registration (Open now!) which guarantees your badge, an Animarathon t-shirt, raffle tickets, and access to the Dealer's Room an hour before it opens.
  • No Refunds


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Animarathon News

Special Guests and pre registration!

Special Guests will be announced sequentially soon and we have updated pre registration to allow those of you who wanted a regular (non VIP) pre registration the opertunity to do so!

Pre registration should start in the coming weeks

Artist Alley and Vendor Forms are up!

Forms for both Artist Alley and Vendor hall have been posted!

Panels forms are up!

Panels are now up for submissions! Do you have a good idea for a panel?

On top of that Artist Alley and Dealer Hall forms will be posted on September 10th!

Convention is over!

last weekend's Animarathon was great and we loved seeing you all there! Stay tuned in the coming months for news on next year.

Three more special guests have been announced

More special guests have been announced but there is one more to look forward to, keep an eye out!

Take a look!

Volunteer Forms are back up

Volunteer forms have been down for a while now, and I know it's a bit close to the convention but volunteer forms are back online!

Special Guests announcements are being rolled out and the website has been updated

Special guests have been finalized and are being rolled out in the next weeks and new events have been added to the events page!

Take a look!

Special Guests announcements will happen in the coming days

Special guests are being finalized and will be announced in the order that they are confirmed!