AniFest 2018 Anime Festival
AniFest is a brand new one-day Anime Festival where you can find all the great things of a convention but with a matsuri twist, right in Torrance California! Take a look around to see all the great things you can do, and for only $15!
Location: Torrance Cultural Arts Center Date: May 5th, 2018
Badges are limited, so pre-order yours now for a discount!
Children under 12 are free to enter!
Supporter's PassSupport ACF & AniFest 2018!
- Everything included in the General Pass
- Listed as a Supporter
- Supporter’s Tote Bag
- Free Drink Service at Arcane Cafe
- Sponsored Goods including Hello Panda & Drinks
General PassExperience everything AniFest!
- Full day access
- Free Parking*
- Access to Japanese Garden
- Access to Exhibitors and Artist Hall
- Access to E-Gaming & Arcane Cafe
Supporter’s Tote Bag Sponsored Goods including Hello Panda & Drinks
The Senpai PassThe ULTIMATE support for AniFest!
- Be a lifetime supporter of AniFest by contributing to our event!
- Everything included in the Supporter’s badge
- Listed as a Sponsor
- Lifetime entry to all AniFest future events*
- Access to VIP/Industry room
- Limited to the first 10 Badges, Inaugural year only
Celebrating the beauty and fandom that is all things Anime
AniFest was started by an online Facebook group of fans- Anime Convention Fans, whom wished for a smaller and more intimate Anime event where they can interact with exhibitors, artists, talents, industry members, and also have an opportunity to create beautiful content.
Photo by AniFest photographer: Dennis Chu
AniFest presents a Cosplay Maid Cafe
We have partnered up with Arcane Maid Cafe to bring to you a unique experience from Akihabara! A maid cafe with staffers who are in cosplay that serve guests! Free for all AniFest guests!
Photo by AniFest photographer: Doki Press
Performers, Guests, and Media
In Random Order
Interested in exhibiting? Find out more about our available spaces, pricing, and more by submitting an exhibitors application!
If you are part of the senior staff of an organization dedicated in promotion Japanese culture or animation, please submit an industry application!
Food Vendor Signup
If you would like to become a food vendor at AniFest, please submit an application form found below! We have both indoor and outdoor locations just for you!
Are you an artist, illustrator, or a promoter? We have many artist hall tables both in our indoor hall and also in our outdoor Maturi tents! Submit a form to apply!
Are you a popular cosplayer, guest, or content creator? We you to come and experience everything that is AniFest! Apply to become a guest today!
Have a great panel or idea to share to a crowd? If you're an experienced panelist and have a fantastic presentation to fans and industry, please submit a panel form!
Are you part of a press group that would like to cover AniFest? Then please fill out a Press form!
Do you have a fantastic stage performance that engages the crowd and excites fans? If this is you, apply now for a performance spot at AniFest!
Why should you go to AniFest!
By purchasing a ticket from AniFest 2018, you will have access to Free Parking for the entire event! Never worry about trying to find parking or paying for it!
Tickets are only $15 for a full day experience of AniFest! We have gathered amazing industry exhibitors, artists, and talents to showcase their greatness to you!
We've combined forces with amazing industry gaming companies to bring you an all-out experience on your favorite gaming platform! We will also have Internet!
Experienced Event Planners
We have an all-star team of amazing producers, event organizers, and staff! Our senior staff hail from great events such as TitanCon, Arcane Cafe, and Anime Convention Fans!
Amazing Photo Areas
AniFest 2018 has incredible areas for photographers and videographers! From the garden center, garden rooms, Itasha vehicles, and more! Come experience the chance of a lifetime to get the photos you want!
Exclusive Anime Screenings
We have exclusive deals with publishers to showcase their screenings with you! Find out more about our anime screenings the closer we get to AniFest 2018!
AniFest has exclusive access to the Torrance Japanese Garden right next to our Matsuri tents! Experience the peaceful and serene space that we have curated just for you!
No Price Gouging
AniFest is what Anime Events used to be. Run by the community, inexpensive, and a great value. We don't charge extra ticket "Processing Fees" or outrageous parking prices. Our event is a great value that is fair, and where you can experience everything a con has to offer without the extra price.