Animarathon banner by Michelle Czajkowski!

What is Animarathon?

Animarathon is a family friendly convention that celebrates Anime, Japanese Media and Nerd Culture at Bowling Green State University in the Bowen Thompson Student Union.

Events at Animarathon include panels, cosplay contests, an artist's alley, anime screenings, special guests, tabletop and video games, a manga library, a rave, and much more.

Animarathon XV will be held on from to .

We look forward to seeing you there!

Pre-Register Today!


  • $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 in as preparations are underway to make Animarathon a two day event in , and funding is needed to make it a reality.

The Pre-Registration price will rise to $20 in 2018. Otherwise the price of Animarathon will not rise more then this for the foreseeable future.