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Vendors, Celebrity Guests, and Artists
5:00 PM- 8:00 PM
10:30 AM- 4:30 PM
10:30 AM- 2:00 PM
Voice Actor Programming
Find Them In The Vendor Area Outside These Hours!
7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
8:00- 9:00 PM
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
Noon- 1:00 PM
8:00- 9:00 PM
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM
Noon- 1:00 PM
8:00- 9:00 PM
2:00 PM- 3:00 PM
Noon- 1:00 PM
3:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Attention all night owls and dance enthusiasts! Get ready to unleash your inner party animal on both Friday and Saturday nights!
Friday at 9:30 PM we have the amazing D.J. Zackachu
Saturday we have the fantastic Tricat Meows DJ Dance Party!
As the sun sets and the stars emerge, the real fun begins! Tricat Meows and Zackachu ae here to provide you with an unforgettable night of non-stop beats and electrifying dance moves.
Picture this: the Anime Pops Up venue transforms into a neon wonderland, with vibrant lights and an energetic atmosphere. The dance floor beckons, and the DJ booth is set to ignite your senses with an eclectic mix of tunes, ranging from J-pop anthems to electronic beats and everything in between.
The nights promise an exhilarating journey through the world of music and dance, led by the skilled DJs. Their beats are guaranteed to keep you moving until the early hours of the morning.
But that's not all! This is Anime Pops Up, after all, and we're taking the party to the next level. Expect to see cosplayers showing off their dance moves, with characters from your favorite anime series joining the dance floor. It's a collision of pop culture, music, and sheer enthusiasm that you won't find anywhere else.
And speaking of costumes, don't forget to dress up! Whether cosplaying as your favorite character or adding a touch of anime flair to your outfit, the Dance Parties welcomes all styles and expressions.
So mark your calendars, set your alarms, and prepare for an epic night of music and dancing that will make your Anime Pops Up experience one for the books. Get ready to dance the night away with fellow anime and music lovers at the Tricat Meows DJ Dance Party after hours on Saturday, November 11th. See you on the dance floor!"
Comedy With Mo Lowery Friday and Saturday 10:30 PM
Friday night and Saturday night at 10:30 PM check out the fantastic comedy of Mo Lowery. The imagination of Mo Lowery is a wild place and you will find yourself laughing until you cry!
Trivia Noon and 5:30 PM Saturday
Get ready to put your anime knowledge to the test with not one but two exhilarating anime trivia events at Anime Pops Up! Whether you're an early riser or a night owl, we've got you covered with thrilling trivia showdowns that will challenge your expertise and bring out the anime aficionado in you.
🌞 Daytime Anime Trivia Battle☀️ When the sun is shining, and the excitement is palpable, join us for the Daytime Anime Trivia Battle! This is your chance to flex your anime know-how under the brilliant daylight. Gather with fellow fans in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere as you tackle questions about your favorite series, characters, and obscure anime facts. Whether you're a shonen or shoujo enthusiast, a mecha lover, or a magical girl aficionado, there's a question waiting for you. Prizes, bragging rights, and endless anime glory await the champions!
🌙 Nighttime Anime Trivia Showdown! The anime fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down. As night falls, prepare for the Nighttime Anime Trivia Showdown, where the stakes are higher, the questions are trickier, and the atmosphere is charged with excitement. Grab your friends and form teams, or go solo and prove you're the ultimate anime guru. The competition intensifies, and the questions delve deeper into the world of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture. Will you emerge victorious under the moonlight?
Both events feature a dynamic quizmaster who will keep you entertained and on your toes with a mix of challenging questions, picture rounds, and even some surprise bonus rounds. Whether you're a casual fan or a hardcore otaku, these trivia events are designed to cater to all levels of expertise. Plus, there are fantastic prizes up for grabs for those who dare to put their anime knowledge to the test.
So, whether you choose to embrace the sunshine at the Daytime Anime Trivia Extravaganza or immerse yourself in the mystery of the Nighttime Anime Trivia Showdown, get ready for an anime trivia experience like no other at Anime Pops Up. Sharpen your pencils, brush up on your series, and prepare for an epic battle of wits. Who will emerge as the ultimate anime trivia champion? The answer awaits you at Anime Pops Up!"
Get ready to unleash your inner idol, belt out your favorite anime tunes, and take the stage in style at Friday Night Karaoke, the most epic sing-along event at Anime Pops Up!
A Judgment-Free Zone Friday and Saturday Open Karaoke Party at Anime Pops Up is all about fostering a welcoming and judgment-free environment. There are no contests, no scores, and no critiques. Just a shared love for anime and music, where everyone's a star for the night. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a first-time karaoke goer, you'll find an audience that appreciates and supports your passion.
This is your chance to make unforgettable memories, connect with fellow fans, and revel in the joy of singing your favorite anime songs with like-minded individuals. Whether you're serenading the crowd or simply enjoying the performances from the audience, Friday Night Open Karaoke embodies the essence of Anime Pops Up—a celebration of all things anime and a testament to the power of community.
So bring your cosplay, your enthusiasm, and your vocal chops to Friday Night Open Karaoke, and be prepared to have a blast at the anime event of the year. It's a night where the spotlight shines on you, and the applause is thunderous. We can't wait to hear your voice and see your amazing cosplay on stage!"
🎤 Special Guest Appearances 🌟
But the excitement doesn't stop with the attendees! At Friday Night Karaoke, you might just find yourself in the audience next to some of your favorite anime voice actors and creators. Our special guests love to immerse themselves in the vibrant world of anime fandom, and some may even surprise you by taking the stage themselves! Imagine singing your heart out alongside the very voices that brought your favorite characters to life.
LARP, Live Show, and More- All Day Friday
Friendly Neighborhood Con Artists
We are partnered with Con Artists! Freshly back from Fan X Salt Lake they will bring an amazing LAPR, a stage show, and so much more!
Blind Taste Test 7:30 PM Saturday
Get ready to have your taste buds tingling and your heart racing at Anime Pops Up! Brace yourselves for the most electrifying Japanese snack game
of all time!
Join us as we present three daring contestants (picked from the audience) who will embark on a flavor-filled adventure like no other. We're talking about a mountain of Japanese snacks up for grabs, folks!
Here's the deal: our brave contestants will be blindfolded, adding an extra layer of excitement and challenge to the game. They'll dive headfirst into a sea of delectable treats, but there's a catch - they must identify the snack and the exact flavor!
And don't think it's all sweet and simple! Some of these J-snacks will be seriously unique - get ready for taste sensations you won't find anywhere else.
Now, for the grand finale! If our fearless contestants can guess all the snacks and flavors correctly, we're unleashing a snack avalanche on the entire audience - free snacks for everyone! But wait, there's more! If they slip up, just like in a wild Japanese Game Show, there will be some... interesting consequences. Will it be "Yay" or "Yay?" for the audience? You'll have to come and find out!
So, step right up, prepare to stuff your faces with the most amazing Japanese snacks, and help us win the ultimate prize for our audience. Your hosts for this epic adventure are none other than the dynamic duo, Matt and Shannon.
Don't miss out on this tantalizing, heart-pounding, and downright hilarious experience at Anime Pops Up! See you there!"
*You CANNOT participate in the tasting portion of this panel if you have ANY food allergies. Not all the J-snacks will be sweet, and some may be...unique. If all the contestants guess right, everyone in the audience will get free snacks (Yay!)
All Things Cosplay
Contest at 5:30 with Krazy Kat, League Of Extrodanry Cosplay, and Carlos Ferro
Everything About Cosplay
Friday 6:00 PM
Safety Tips For Cosplay
How To Impress Judges
2:30 PM Regency
5:30 PM Regency
A Guide to Casual, Comfy, and Closet Cosplay 2:30 Regency