Anime and manga fans unite in Florida, a hotbed for anime conventions year-round! Love for Japanese pop culture draws fans to the Sunshine State, where events take place all across the state, from MIA to Jax. So get your anime-loving friends together and get ready to celebrate your favorite series through cosplays, merchandise, and panel discussions. Get ready to have an anime-filled adventure and plan your 2023 calendars, as we delve into the most thrilling anime conventions taking place in Florida.

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2023 Anime Cons in Florida

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OtakuFest 2023January 13-15, 2023Miami Airport Convention Center
Miami, FL
Orlando AnimeDay 2023January 21, 2023Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Orlando, FL
SSA+S Toracon 2023February 4, 2023Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences
Sarasota, FL
StingrayCon 2023February 11, 2023Atlantic Coast High School
Jacksonville, FL
Brick City Anime Festival 2023February 11-12, 2023World Equestrian Center Expo 1 Building
Ocala, FL
SWFL-AnimeExpo 2023February 12, 2023Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops
Fort Myers, FL
Pensacon 2023February 24-26, 2023Pensacola Bay Center
Pensacola, FL
Colossalcon Cruise 2023February 24-27, 2023Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas
Departing from Cape Canaveral, FL
Collect-A-Con Orlando 2023February 25-26, 2023Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
ACEcon 2023March 11-12, 2023Palm Harbor Library
Palm Harbor, FL
My-Con 2023March 18, 2023Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center
Orlando, FL
Swampcon 2023March 25, 2023J. Wayne Reitz Union at University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
MegaCon Orlando 2023March 30 – April 2, 2023Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Mizucon 2023May 26-28, 2023Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
Miami, FL
Anime Festival Orlando 2023June 16-18, 2023Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
Orlando, FL
My Hero Convention: Florida Smash 2023August 25-27, 2023Destin-Fort Walton Beach Convention Center
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Anime Iwai 2023November 10-12, 2023Fort Lauderdale Marriott Coral Springs Hotel & Convention Center
Coral Springs, FL

FL Anime Cons: What to Expect

ColossalCon Cruise

Colossalcon Cruise 2023 is a four-day sailing event from February 24th to 27th, departing from Port Canaveral, FL, aboard Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. The ship will visit Nassau, Bahamas, and CoCo Kay, Bahamas, before returning to Port Canaveral. Participants can book their cabins directly with Royal Caribbean and mention the group number (Group # 5954364) to receive the Colossalcon block rate, which has a lowest price guarantee. The rates for the cabins are Ocean View w/ Balcony ($408 per person), Ocean View ($389 per person), and Interior ($289 per person). The deposit of $200 per stateroom is due by July 2nd, 2022, and final payments are due by December 11th, 2022.

There will be activities like the Naruto Run Bar Crawl, the Beach Cosplay Contest, and meetups. The Facebook group is where participants can make and share plans and answer each other’s questions. The taxes and fees for the cruise are $102.97 per person, and gratuities are recommended to be prepaid for the group at the rate of $43.50 per person. Cancellation charges may apply if made after the final payment date. Participants can purchase travel protection for further information. The price of the cruise includes ship accommodations, ocean transportation, and access to various ship activities.

Megacon Orlando

Hold onto your lightsabers, cosplayers! MEGACON Orlando is a major hub for all things pop culture in North America – comic books, sci-fi, horror, anime, gaming – you name it! Every year, thousands of fans flock to this event to get their fill of celeb sightings, thrilling attractions, workshops, and shopping galore.

The celeb guests are no joke. In the past, MEGACON has welcomed big names like Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum, and even stars from iconic shows like The Walking Dead and movies like Star Trek and Back to the Future! And the event’s host, FAN EXPO HQ, is the biggest comic con producer on the planet, with nearly 1 million fans attending events across North America annually.

Anime Festival Orlando

Brace yourself for a mind-blowing experience at the Anime Festival Orlando, where everything anime comes to life! The cosplay contests will leave you in awe, as cosplayers showcase their creativity and bring their favorite anime characters to life. Will you dare to take part in the spectacle?

Gamers, it’s time to sharpen your skills and join the fun! The gaming section has got you covered, with an array of tabletop and video games that will challenge your mind and put your skills to the test. Get ready for a journey filled with strategy, role-playing, and a whole lot of excitement!

And for those who crave an unparalleled gaming adventure, look no further than Orlandia – a live-action role-playing game that will transport you to another world. With other attendees, you’ll embark on a journey filled with mystery, excitement, and endless possibilities. Whether you’re a seasoned LARP player or a newcomer, Orlandia is a truly perplexing and unforgettable experience.