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!

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CeruleanDraco

August 26, 2016

Clifford Chapin

June 25, 2016

Main Events at Taiyou Con...

Late Night Lounges

Inside Cafe Azul at the Marriott, we will be taking over the restaurant and serving custom theme drinks from your favorite anime! The maids, bunnies, or whatever the theme will be that night will keep the patrons entertained.

Ribbon Challenge

Get a ribbons for things you do at the convention and stick ththem 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 for badge members! Come with glowsticks and energy because it will be epic. Check the schedule for performance time.

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.

Karaoke

Jpop, Kpop, anime… You name it. First come, first served sign up! Check for open mic hours 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.

Dances

Our late night dances are a way to unwind or just to let loose! The DJs will be spinning into the night so feel free to stop on by to listen to some music or just 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!

Masquerade

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...

Every year, the Taiyou Con Staff endeavor to make the masquerade its best event yet. This year, we have some exciting new additions and changes involving the masquerade in order to make it into a great show that contestants and audience alike will enjoy.

First off, we are pleased to announce a new addition to the Taiyou masquerade divisions. We understand that the transition from Journeyman to Masters can be a hard transition so we are introducing a new division called 'Artisan' which will be set right between Journeyman and Masters. This level will be appropriate for anyone who has won a journeyman award or lower. If you have any questions, or if you need advice on which division you should enter in, please do not hesitate to contact the Masquerade Director (masquerade@taiyoucon.com).

Second we have revamped the Taiyou Con Rules and Guidelines to streamline the show for everyone involved. We have delineated the rules into three parts from registration, cosplay and performance. Anyone planning to enter should take care to read all of the rules and guidelines.

Please direct any questions to cosplay@taiyoucon.com

Masquerade sign up will open on Sunday October, 2nd.

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