Talk:List of anime conventions

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Do a search for Kentokyocon, its real, and popular in Lexington.


Several conventions have been held. mini-cons. The first annual convention is coming up soon, and already has several hundred pre-registered con-goers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:58, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done Convention does not have enough reliable sources to establish notability. Esw01407 (talk) 23:31, 10 March 2013 (UTC)

Really? <--Bluegrass Otaku LLC hosts Kentokyocon


The last mini-con was not that "mini" with well over 200 guest. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:42, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Do you have any sources from Television, Newspaper, Magazines, Anime News Network reports/editorials (non-press release), or reports/editorials (not the event page/press release)? None of the links posted above can help establish notability. Attendance does not help establish notability, as there are conventions with 5,000 attendees not on Wikipedia due to a lack of reliable sources. Esw01407 (talk) 22:17, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

So wikipedia does not support small first year conventions? Kentokyocon is on We crowd Joseph-Beth with our Mini-Con events. The next one being April 27th. Just because we are not huge doesn't mean we don't exist.

  • It's not our job to advertise or support anything, not really. We have entries on conventions and things that pass notability guidelines. If the convention has sources such as the ones that Esw01407 mentions, then it would pass WP:ORG and merit an entry and inclusion on this list. If it doesn't, then it shouldn't be included. As far as Sugoi goes, they seem to have gotten some coverage, although I'll agree it's light. Perhaps that should be deleted as well? The point of my saying that is to say that just because other stuff exists doesn't mean that it actually merits an entry as well. All that pointing another article that might not pass notability guidelines will do is end with it either being deleted (which is often not what you intended) or with someone explaining why it passes notability guidelines. Considering that Sugoi's sources are predominantly AnimeCon listings and a PR on ANN, it isn't looking like that merits an entry either. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 03:59, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

I've got to say, Kentokyocon being Lexington's ONLY anime convention, you've got some HIGH standards. What exactly are the "Reliable Sources" you need? If we have to pay to get information on Wiki then forget it, we can utilize better venues of marketing then a website that Professors with PHDs count as an unreliable source of information. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:42, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

This article is a place to start reading to answer your questions. As stated above, reliable sources can possibly include Television, Newspaper, Magazines, and for anime conventions Anime News Network reports/editorials (non-press release) or reports/editorials (not the event page/press release). I do not know where the idea that Kentokyocon has to pay to get information on Wikipedia came from, it simply lacks the reliable sources to be on Wikipedia right now, it's too new. I would suggest that if you decide to continue this line of conversation, you register an account, and begin signing your posts with four ~'s, to make communication easier. Esw01407 (talk) 19:36, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

Canada's Anime conventions[edit]

Okay so in light of notability issues rearing it's ugly head I have gone ahead and made a list, rather than dealing with all the conventions at once I figured I would start with Canada:

  • Animaritime: Article is only sourced by and it's own primary source website.
  • Otakuthon: Looks good. Green tickY
  • G-Anime: Sourced by and primary sources? There are more sources on the talkpage and they need to be put into the article.
  • Anime North: Sourced by only primary sources, and just one very minor secondary source.
  • Anime Evolution: Article looks okay. Green tickY
  • Animethon: Article needs more secondary sources.
  • Naru2u: Article needs links fixed and secondary sources. - Deleted
  • Otafest: Article needs more secondary sources.
  • Nadeshicon: Article needs secondary sources and is questioned for notability.
  • Ai-Kon: Article is only supported by

Thus concludes Canada's anime conventions, 6/8 need work, I will see what sources I can come up with in the comming days. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 03:46, 7 June 2013 (UTC)

Repeated additions to the list[edit]

Here are a list of anime conventions that have been readded multiple times:

There are conventions that have been added by users thus far this year (United States only), I would like to research them a bit and see if they can be made article worthy. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 22:53, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Here's what I've been able to find, I can provide the links on request
  • Animaine - One reliable source from Main Sunday Telegram
  • Animarathon - Three sources, two of which might need reliability discussions. One article from The Blade, two articles from Bowling Green's student newspaper The BG News, two articles from Bowling Green's student TV news organization BG24 News.
  • Cosplacon - One reliable source from KOMU
  • KamiKon - No Reliable Sources
  • Kuroneko-Con - Brief mention in an Anime News Network article related to Aki Con 2013, No other Reliable Sources
Animarathon is the only convention that could possibly be created depending if any reliability concerns come up with the student newspaper and TV, but another source that's not university related would be nice. Esw01407 (talk) 03:10, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Notability Guidelines[edit]

Are there any somewhere for this sort of thing? Could be worth drawing up. Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 18:42, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I'm having a hard time making heads or tails of your question. Could you please restate it more clearly? —Farix (t | c) 19:25, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Alright. For conventions to be included on this list, be an article on their own or in the associated template, what would establish enough notability? Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 19:36, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
To be included on the list, they have to have their own article. To have their own article, they must pass Wikipedia's general notability guidelines. These guidelines have been repeatedly referred to when conventions are removed from the list. —Farix (t | c) 19:56, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Zero Serenity, if you have questions about a particular convention or conventions, feel free to ask. Also, be aware there are other lists such as List of multigenre conventions. A handful of conventions that do have a strong anime influence have been moved due to changes in programming. Esw01407 (talk) 22:09, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Agreed, one of the more notable examples on this is the New York Anime festival merging with the New York Comic Con. I have been trying to find time to go though all of the convention articles we have (Starting with Canada) as there are not that many conventions listed here. if you would like to help out with this @Zero Serenity: then you are free to do so as it would be a big help trying to keep up the articles notability-wise. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 23:09, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay. I just kinda rattled my head around how Tora-Con made this list. (Bear in mind I've been to it five times) Barring some local news coverage, I'm not entirely sure it's notability is enough. Conversely, there's a convention I used to run that fits about the same notabilities (local news coverage, existing website, press-releases to ANN) but doesn't have it's own article. I'm trying to rationalize this one out. Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 17:15, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
If you look at the article on Tora-Con, you will see that it has been covered by several reliable sources that are independent of the convention. It is still questionable whether it will withstand an WP:AfD nomination as some editors prefer coverage to be on a national level, but that is neither here nor there. However, regarding the convention that you "use to run", I would advice against creating the article yourself because of your conflict of interest. That is not to say that the convention isn't worthy of an article, but that the article shouldn't be written by someone who was involved with it. Instead, you should collect the independent sources and request another editor to create the article based on those sources. —Farix (t | c) 21:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────I wasn't looking to create one based on it so much as satisfy my curiosity. Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 23:26, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Incidentally, somebody just added it to this list! Zero Serenity (talk - contributions) 21:42, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Table format?[edit]

I'm just floating the idea about converting the list to a table layout with sorting options. This may help the list towards a future FL push in the future, the fields would include convention name, location, nation or state, month or quarter the convention occurs, and the date the convention was first established/held. I would oppose including attendance figures and last/next convention dates as that will make the page far too high-maintenance as well as issues when comparing convention by attendance because some give estimates, others give badges/tickets sold, and others give a turnstile count. —Farix (t | c) 16:17, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Table format prototype (Canada only)[edit]

Convention City State/Provence Country Month held Established
Ai-Kon Winnipeg Manitoba Canada July 2001
Animaritime Fredericton New Brunswick Canada July 2004
Anime Evolution Vancouver British Columbia Canada July 1998
Anime North Toronto Ontario Canada May 1997
Animethon Edmonton Alberta Canada August 1994
G-Anime Gatineau Quebec Canada January 2009
Nadeshicon Quebec City Quebec Canada April 2011
Otafest Calgary Alberta Canada July 1999
Otakuthon Montreal Quebec Canada August 2006
I support this idea. It makes it somewhat easier to maintain, too. ···日本穣? · 投稿 · Talk to Nihonjoe · Join WP Japan! 19:02, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
My only hang-up would be is there a way to keep the regions of the United States separate? It would be nice to keep the tables in some kind of an order to go along with the Anime conventions in the United States template. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 20:14, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
That would prevent any form of sorting, which is one of the reasons for switching to a table in the first place. —Farix (t | c) 20:36, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Eh okay then. - Knowledgekid87 (talk) 20:58, 30 September 2015 (UTC)