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Anime and Japanese culture-themed Anime Festival Orlando returns to I-Drive this weekend

Anime Festival Orlando is Florida's longest-running anime convention, taking place for over 20 years right here in Central Florida.

Anime Festival Orlando

Central Florida's favorite local convention is back in Orlando from June 28 - 30.

Get up close to stars and play Live Role Play, Warriors of Orlandia! Come see the 23rd show in Orlando, ! AFO is a celebration for enthusiasts of Japanese pop culture, anime, manga, and more.

As one of the premier events of its kind in Florida, AFO draws in fans from all corners, eager to immerse themselves in the world of anime conventions at the Rosen Plaza on International Drive.

Since 2000, Anime Festival Orlando, also known as AFO, has brought anime and Japanese culture-themed entertainment to fans in Central Florida.

AFO has always hosted classic convention events, like the Happy Happy Cosplay GO GO GO Cosplay Contest, the AMV (Anime Music Video) Contest and fan-run panels throughout the weekend. Fans shop for unique wares in the Vendor Room and one-of-a-kind works of art in Artist Alley. They play video games in the Video Game Room and tabletop games in the Tabletop Game Room.

Over the years, the convention has developed unique experiences like Game Show Theater and Tales of Orlandia. Throughout the weekend at Game Show Theater, fans test their knowledge and skills in a series of Game Shows, led by their hostess The Countess. As they play games, they collect points that can be spent at the Game Show Theater shop for prizes, similar to tickets in an arcade. 

Tales of Orlandia is a Live Action Convention Experience with an exclusive card game called Warriors of Orlandia. Guided by NPCs, players join factions, and the winning faction determines the end of the story. Each player also earns points for themselves, with the first and second place winner receiving recognition and prizes at closing ceremonies. 

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Anime Festival Orlando

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