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Status Active
Genre Anime, Japanese culture[1]
Venue Tucson Convention Center
Location(s) Tucson, Arizona
Country United States
Inaugurated 2010
Attendance 2,232[2]
Organized by Saboten Con, Monkey Paw Entertainment, Tucson Anime Screening Society (T.A.S.S.), and AZHP[3]

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.[4][5]


The convention moved from the Holiday Inn Palo Verde to the Tucson Convention Center in 2014 due to growth.[5][6] Con-Nichiwa shared the Tucson Convention Center with a Bernie Sanders 2016 election campaign event.[7]

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.[8]
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.[9]
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.[10]
March 22–24, 2013 Holiday Inn Palo Verde
Tucson, Arizona
Greg Ayres, Steve Blum, Wendee Lee, Maridah, Li "PikminLink" Kovacs, and Raj Ramayya.[11]
March 21–23, 2014 Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, Arizona
2,132[4][12] Richard Epcar, Cherami Leigh, Catherine Lewis, Bryce Papenbrook, Ellyn Stern,[12] Candy Bomber, and Nylon Pink.[5]
March 20–22, 2015 Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, Arizona
2,232[2] Akabane Vulgars On Strong Bypass, Electric Lady, Li "PikminLink" Kovacs, Harrison Krix, Cara Nicole, James Perry II, Stephanie Sheh, The Slants, Alfred Trujillo, Cristina Vee, Armand Villavert Jr., and David Vincent.[2]
March 18–20, 2016 Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, Arizona
Mr. Creepy Pasta, Enayla, Mel Hoppe, E. Jason Liebrecht, Elizabeth Maxwell, Chris Patton, Armand Villavert Jr., and Kari Wahlgren.[13]
March 24–26, 2017 Tucson Convention Center
Tucson, Arizona
Brittney Karbowski and Vic Mignogna.[14]


  1. ^ Guz, Melissa (April 18, 2012). "Con-Nichiwa is more than just an Anime Convention". Border Beat. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Con-Nichiwa 2015 Information". Retrieved 2016-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2013 Introduces First Round of Guests For The New Con Year". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  4. ^ a b Loo, Kathryn (April 3, 2014). "Con-nichiwa Cosplay and Event Showcase". Otaku USA. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ a b c Gay, Gerald M. (March 20, 2014). "Tucson anime convention grows". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Reck, Craig (March 21, 2014). "Costumes and camaraderie abound at Con-Nichiwa". Tucson News Now. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Ferguson, Joe (March 18, 2016). "Bernie Sanders implores Tucson crowd to help him win Tuesday". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2010 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  9. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2011 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  10. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2012 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  11. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2013 Information". Retrieved 2013-03-04. 
  12. ^ a b "Con-Nichiwa 2014 Information". Retrieved 2014-05-05. 
  13. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2016 Information". Retrieved 2016-04-11. 
  14. ^ "Con-Nichiwa 2017 Information". Retrieved 2017-01-30. 

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