Tampa Anime Day

Next Date: Saturday Dec. 29th, 2018!
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Day 7 - 12/29/2018
Saturday Dec. 29th, 2018 (10am-5:30pm)
Where: Embassy Suites Tampa - Brandon (FREE Parking)
Price: Only $4.00 at the door

FREE Entry for Military & Kids 10 and under!

Save money on your Anime Day entry fee by trading in your old manga.
Trade in your old manga and get one dollar off your entry fee into Anime Day.


We are the one day anime marketplace that brings all your anime/manga needs to you without all the hassle or extra expense associated with other conventions. Admission is only $4.00 at the door so you won't have to spend all your money just to get inside of our show. Also we are proud to announce that those in the military as well as kids 10 and under will get in FREE! Tampa Anime Day features an over 2,000 sq ft dealers room, Video/Event room, Video Games, prize giveaways, cosplay contest, and other activities. Come by and do some otaku shopping or just hang out with other local fans.


Tampa Anime Day will be at the Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon.

The hotel has this to say about itself. Located just 12 miles from downtown Tampa, the Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon hotel is just across Tampa Bay from St. Petersburg, Clearwater and many golf beaches. Discover nearby Florida attractions, including Busch Gardens, Legoland and the Raymond James Stadium. Enjoy a unique shopping experience at the Westfield Brandon Mall. Stay in one of this Tampa hotel’s spacious guest suites, all of which feature contemporary decor and separate bedroom and living rooms. Wind down at the end of a long day with the 32-inch HDTV, or stay connected with high-speed internet access.. Hotel features FREE parking with plenty of spots and dinner areas nearby. Also don't forget about FREE parking and plenty of spots.

Embassy Suites Tampa Brandon
10220 Palm River Road
Tampa, FL, 33619
TEL: 1-813-653-1905

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Driving Directions:
From the Tampa International Airport (NORTH & WEST) - Take I-275 North to I-4 East to I-75 South. Follow I-75 to Exit 257, which is the Brandon Exit. Take a right onto SR 60/Adamo Drive, and veer over into your far left lane. Make a left onto the first street, which is Falkenburg Road. Make a left at the 1st traffic light/Palm River Road. The Embassy Suites by Hilton is located 200 yards on your left-hand-side.

More directions and alternate forms of travel: Here


Schedule of Events: 10am-6pm

AnimeDay Schedule
9:30am - Anime Screening (event room)
10:00am - Marketplace Opens
10:30am - Raffle Drawing #1 (at admission table)
12:00pm - Panel: TBA
12:30pm - Raffle Drawing #2 (at admission table)
1:00pm - Panel: TBA
2:00pm - Panel: TBA
2:30pm - Raffle Drawing #3 (at admission table)
3:00pm – TBA
4:00pm – Costume Winners Announced (event room)
4:30pm - Video Game Tournament (event room)
6:00pm - Marketplace closes - All events over

Our show features a 2,000 sq foot market place with a variety of anime, fantasy, comic and hobby dealers. Your sure to find some great gift ideas for both you and your friends. Its also a great place to meet other anime fans and find items you won't see anywhere else. So be sure to stop by and take a look at what our vendors have to offer.

Video Room:
Come visit the video area to relax and check out some new anime that you may not have seen yet. We will focus on showing the first episodes of newer anime series that just came out. Think of it as an Anime buffet. You can come in and sample a bit of everything to find out which ones you like.

Fan Panels:
We are proud to announce the addition of Fan Panels to our Anime Day events. These will be held a various times throughout the day in our new Event Room.

Host a Panel:Please contact us if you are interested in running a fan panel at our show. Email us with your name, panel name, short description, tech requirements, age restrictions, and desired time. You will get two free passes and 1 hour for your panel time which includes both set up and break down.

Video Games:
We are pleased to announce the addition of a video game room to our Anime Day events. There will be multiple games and systems available to play. This will be a small casual gaming area that we hope all can enjoy. So stop by and get your game on.

Video Game Tournament:
Sign up starts at 10am with tournament at 4:30pm
Show us your gaming skills and take part in our mini game tournament. Sign up for the tournament starts at 10am with the contest starting at 4:30 in the Event room.

Costume Contest

Nashville Anime Day will feature a dealer's room costume contest where the dealers, are the judges. This is a friendly competition to both encourage people to dress up and to reward those that do. The costumes will be judged on a variety of levels with awards/prizes given out to the winners at the end of the day.

To Enter: times 10am - 3:00pm (winners announced at 4:00pm)

Contest sign up will be located next to the registration desk. Contestants will be asked to fill out a short entry form with your name, character name, series, contact phone number and email address. We will also take a photo of you which will be used for the website as part of a gallery and to announce the winners online.

Entry guidelines:

  • Entry wristbands are required for entry into AnimeDay and must be visible at all times. Entry wristbands are non-replaceable, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
  • Acceptance of a wristband constitutes consent to the use of the wearer's image or likeness in any recording, transmission, or reproduction for use by AnimeDay.
  • Failure to comply with the published rules of AnimeDay, including disruptive or inappropriate behavior, will result in the revocation of Membership and ejection from AnimeDay.
  • AnimeDay may revoke membership and eject anyone from the convention at anytime for any reason without a refund.
  • General Convention Rules:

  • Follow requests and directions of Hotel, Facility, and Convention Staff.
  • AnimeDay, and the Host Venue, are not responsible for personal items. Unattended and lost items will be turned over to proper authorities (Hotel Management).
  • Appropriate attire is required at all times, including shoes, pants/shorts/skirts, and shirts/tops.
  • Each event room has limited space and seating. Seating is not guaranteed to any persons. Standing room is allowed only at the discretion of AnimeDay Staff.
  • Possession or consumption of alcohol is only permitted in designated locations.
  • Anyone under legal age found drinking or intoxicated will be reported.
  • Smoking is only permitted within designated locations outside the buildings.
  • Theft, assault, drug use, and other illegal activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Discrimination and/or harassment of any form will not be tolerated.
  • Do not hinder or obstruct the flow of foot traffic within the convention area.
  • Individuals may be asked to remove large or unwieldy bags, props, or other accessories from the convention areas.
  • Questions or concerns should be brought to AnimeDay staff at Registration. Flyers are welcome but are limited to your area. No barking or aggressive promoting please.
  • Cosplay Rules:

  • To compete in the Costume Contest you must be an attendee of Anime Day.
  • You must be present and in costume to register. No registering for a friend.
  • Contestants 13 years old or younger you must have a parent or guardian present when registering.
  • This is an amateur contest so please only enter if you made most of the costume yourself.
  • Costumes should be based on Anime/Manga characters or similar themed genre like video games, comic books, sci-fi, or fantasy.
  • No Weapons or sharp edged items that can be harmful to others allowed. Bring a plastic sword not a real one. All guns must be non realistic or have the bright orange safety tip.
  • All rules are subject to change and final interpretations of these rules are up to the Anime Day staff members.
  • By registering or attending this convention, all participants agree to these rules and give permission to Anime Day to take and use photographs and videos of said participants for online and advertising use.

If you have any specific questions or need more information please contact us and we will get answer your questions as soon as we can.

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