Arizona's Ultimate Anime Experience

Over 400+ Hours of Things to Do

Weekend Membership Badge: $45 Online Only

Door Prices
Weekend Badge: $50
Friday: $35
Saturday: $35
Sunday: $30

Premiere Programming

Whether you’re interested in the fan panels, guest Q&A’s or just can’t get enough of our main events, be sure to stop by and check out our 400+ hours of entertainment. Click here to view programming!

Cosplay Extravaganza

Official cosplay gatherings, masquerade showcase and competition, and beautiful locations! From beginners to masters, all cosplayers are welcomed to participate in the fun activities or just hang out to meet people.

Awesome Guests

At Taiyou Con, you’ll have a chance to meet your favorite voice actor, singer or artist. Our guest list is top-notch, and we want you to have the best experience. Check out our entire lineup!

Yuko Sanpei

November 21, 2016


November 12, 2016

Akemi Kanda

October 16, 2016

Lotus Juice

October 16, 2016

Shihoko Hirata

October 8, 2016


October 3, 2016

Heather Vaughn

October 1, 2016

Lunar Lyn

September 29, 2016


August 26, 2016

Clifford Chapin

June 25, 2016

Main Events at Taiyou Con...

Late Night Lounges

Inside the grand ballroom at the Marriott, the monster nurses will be keeping the patrons entertained. with their company and games

Ribbon Challenge

Get a ribbons for things you do at the convention and stick them on your badge. Maybe you need to attend a panel or just wear a certain color. Just ask around. Show us that you like our facebook page at Registration, and you’ll get a “Been there, Done that!” ribbon.

Friday Night Music Event

Don’t miss our free Friday Night Music Event at 7pm for badge members! This year features Lotus Juice, Shihoko Hirata and TeddyLoid. Come with glowsticks and energy because it will be epic.

Gym Leader Battle Challenge

Grab your Nintendo DS and start your journey. Throughout the convention, there are gym leaders standing by to battle. If you defeat them, you will earn a ribbon. Get all ribbons and face the Final Four on Sunday to win it all. Be sure to have the latest Pokemon DS game.

Vendor Hall

Our vendor hall will contain some of the best anime vendors. You can find wall scrolls, figures, models, plushies, and much more!

Friday: 2pm- 8pm
Saturday: 10am- 7pm
Sunday: 10am- 4pm

Artist Alley

We have one of the most comprehensive artist alleys around. From beginners to professionals, you can find something for yourself or a friend. Buy prints, commissions, crafts and things that you never thought existed. Our Artist Alley is located inside the Vendor Hall.

Sunspot Bazaar

It’s where you sell stuff. Got some manga or anime that you don’t want anymore? Sell it at the Sunspot Bazaar! It’s like a swap meet where you can find some cool items at a low price from other attendees. The bazaar will open in the Starlight Room at the Marriott hotel when the Dealers Hall closes.


Jpop, Kpop, anime theme… You name it. カラオケ will be hosted inside the hotel restaurant this year so it means you can eat, drink and watch some people do カラオケ at the same time. The restaurant is only open to attendees so come join in on the fun! Check for open sign ups in the schedule and programming guide.

Anime Viewing Room

Just want to sit down and watch anime? We got that. The Anime Viewing Room is sponsored by Crunchyroll.


Our late night dances are a way to unwind or just to let loose! The dance will be spinning some custom beats, dubstep, etc. into the night so feel free to stop on by to dance like no tomorrow. Dances will be held Friday and Saturday night.

Official Cosplay Gatherings

Taiyou Con will be hosting official cosplay gatherings. We have plenty of space including fountains, grass fields, cement walkways, gazebo areas, trees and many more. Our Cosplay Department will assign designated areas for each gatherings and what time they will start.

Autograph Sessions

Meet your favorite guests! While a limited number of guests will give free autographs, other guests will be charging for autographs and photos along with selling their prints/CDs. Please have a form of payment ready at the sessions.

Fan Panels and 18+ Panels 

We have lots of panels! For those that would like panels that are more adult oriented, we have those too! In these panels, it’s crazier, funnier, louder and you won’t have to worry about offending little kids. Usually, these are in the evenings, so stop on by!


Ready to show off that awesome cosplay? Want to gather a group of friends and perform a skit with Kingdom Hearts characters? Here’s your chance. Sign up online on the Masquerade page!

Video Game & Table Top Gaming

AZHP operates our gaming room with plenty of console, PC and arcade games. They are free to play! From first person shooters to fighting games, there is something for everyone. There are also table top games as well!

Latest Facebook Update...

The art contest deadline is coming up! Be sure to submit your entries for prizes before it's too late. 😂 ...

Enter this year’s Art Contest! Our theme this year is Mecha. Try drawing our mascot, Sunny, in a plugsuit, make a Sunny themed Gundam, or have her wear robotic elements! Use your imagination! What happens if you win? • Your art will be on the 2018 program guide’s cover • Your art will be used on promotion material • First place receives a free artist alley table (you will get a refund if you have already purchased) • Second place receives a free full event badge (you will get a refund if you have already purchased) • Top 5 runner-ups (including second place) will have their art featured inside the 2018 program guide Rules • Must submit two characters (Sunny + Companion) • Must have no background (transparent) • Must be at 300 DPI • File format must be .png, .ai, or .psd • Sunny must be recognizable as Sunny • A max of two entries per participant • Deadline is May 1, 2017 • Please include: Your name, Your name as you would like to see it in the guide, and your new character/companion’s name Send your entries to

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