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Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese culture[1]
Venue Tucson Convention Center
Location(s) Tucson, Arizona
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Organized by Saboten Con, Monkey Paw Entertainment, Tucson Anime Screening Society (T.A.S.S.), and AZHP[2]

Con-Nichiwa is an annual anime convention held during March at the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.


The convention typically offers a cosplay cafe, cosplay parade, J-Fashion show, maid cafe, masquerade, panels, and vendors.[3][4]


The convention moved from the Holiday Inn Palo Verde to the Tucson Convention Center in 2014 due to growth.[4][5]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
March 26–28, 2010 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Tucson Airport North
Tucson, Arizona
Katie Bair, Brit Frady-Wiliams, Crispin Freeman, Kitsune Robot, Jamie Marchi, Vic Mignogna, J. Michael Tatum, and Toybox.[6]
March 25–27, 2011 Holiday Inn Palo Verde
Tucson, Arizona
91.8 The Fan, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Todd Haberkorn, William "W.T." Hatch, Steve "Warky" Nunez, and Sonny Strait.[7]
March 23–25, 2012 Holiday Inn Palo Verde
Tucson, Arizona
Colleen Clinkenbeard, Richard Epcar, Kyle Hebert, Mike McFarland, Steve "Warky" Nunez, Monica Rial, and Sean Schemmel.[8]
March 22–24, 2013 Holiday Inn Palo Verde
Tucson, Arizona
Greg Ayres, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, Maridah, PikminLink, and Raj Ramayya.[9]
March 21-23, 2014 Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, Arizona
2,132[3][10] Richard Epcar, Catherine L. Jones, Cherami Leigh, Bryce Papenbrook, Ellyn Stern,[10] Candy Bomber, and Nylon Pink.[4]
March 20-22, 2015 Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, Arizona
Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, Li "PikminLink" Kovacs, Cara Nicole, James Perry II, Alfred Trujillo, and Armand Villavert Jr.[11]


  1. ^ Guz, Melissa (April 18, 2012). "Con-Nichiwa is more than just an Anime Convention". Border Beat. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2013 Introduces First Round of Guests For The New Con Year". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  3. ^ a b Loo, Kathryn (April 3, 2014). "Con-nichiwa Cosplay and Event Showcase". Otaku USA. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c Gay, Gerald M. (March 20, 2014). "Tucson anime convention grows". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Reck, Craig (March 21, 2014). "Costumes and camaraderie abound at Con-Nichiwa". Tucson News Now. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2010 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2011 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  8. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2012 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2013 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  10. ^ a b "Con-Nichiwa 2014 Information". Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  11. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2015 Information". Retrieved 2015-01-10. 

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Coordinates: 32°13′6″N 110°58′27″W / 32.21833°N 110.97417°W / 32.21833; -110.97417