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Status Active
Genre Anime, Manga, Video Gaming[1]
Venue Old National Bank Events Plaza
Location(s) Evansville, Indiana
Country United States
Inaugurated 2009
Attendance 860 in 2012
Organized by Evansville Anime Conventions Inc.[2]

EvilleCon is an annual three day anime convention held during March at the Old National Bank Events Plaza in Evansville, Indiana.[3]


The convention typically offers animation screenings, cosplay chess, costume contests, dancing, demonstrations, guests, karaoke, lessons, merchandise vendors, movies, music, panel discussions, tabletop games, and video games.[1][3][4]


EvilleCon started in 2009 as a one day free anime convention created by Otona no Otaku and Otaku Anonymous anime and manga clubs at the Evansville Central Library.[2][5] The convention in 2010 began charging for admission, became two days, and changed locations to The Centre.[1] For 2011, the convention moved to the Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel, changed dates to April, and expanded to three days.[1] For 2012 & 2013, the convention stayed in the same location with similar dates.[3][6] The convention in 2015 was held at the Old National Events Plaza.[4]

Event history[edit]

Dates Location Atten. Guests
February 14, 2009 Evansville Central Library
Evansville, Indiana
300[2] Josh Elder[5]
February 6–7, 2010 Evansville Vanderburgh Auditorium & Convention Center
Casino Aztar Hotel
Evansville, Indiana
350[7] Jamie Marchi[8]
April 1–3, 2011 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel
Evansville, Indiana
600 Matt Hill, Shane Moore, PikaBelleChu, Satoshi, and Seraphina.[1][9]
March 30 - April 1, 2012 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel[10]
Evansville, Indiana
860 Kyle and Malinda Mathis, Shane Moore, Micah Solusod, and Eric Vale.[11]
March 22–24, 2013 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport Hotel
Evansville, Indiana
Chris Cason, Tiffany Grant, Chuck Huber, Kyle and Malinda Mathis, and Shane Moore.[12]
March 28-30, 2014 Clarion Inn
Evansville, Indiana
Martin Billany, Daniel Coglan, Jillian Coglan, Kyle and Malinda Mathis, Vic Mignogna, Shane Moore, Professor Shyguy, and Monica Rial.[13]
March 27-29, 2015 Old National Bank Events Plaza
Evansville, Indiana
Junko Fujiyama, Caitlin Glass, Carl Martin, Shane Moore, Ayu Sakata, Micah Solusod, Karen Strassman, Cristina Vee, and David Vincent.[14]


  1. ^ a b c d e Roger McBain (2011-03-31). "Animation, games event growing". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  2. ^ a b c Roger McBain (2010-02-05). "Eville Con celebrates Japanese animation in The Centre". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  3. ^ a b c Roger McBain (2012-03-29). "Japanese anime fans dress to impress at Eville Con 2012". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-03. 
  4. ^ a b Shipman, Bobby (March 21, 2015). "EvilleCon place where all feel welcome". Evansville Courier & Press. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Roger McBain (2009-02-12). "Convention celebrates art of anime". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  6. ^ Roger McBain (2013-03-22). "EvilleCon 2013 promises to be biggest celebration of Japanese animation and comic art yet". Evansville Courier & Press. E. W. Scripps Company. Retrieved 2014-01-14. 
  7. ^ "EvilleCon: Interview with Joey Stalker". Diehard GameFAN. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  8. ^ "EvilleCon 2010 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  9. ^ "EvilleCon 2011 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  10. ^ "EVILLECON Wraps Up Third Convention". Tristatehomepage.com. Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  11. ^ "EvilleCon 2012 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2012-04-29. 
  12. ^ "EvilleCon 2013 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2013-01-05. 
  13. ^ "EvilleCon 2014 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  14. ^ "EvilleCon 2015 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 

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