Best West Coast Convention for a 1st Con?
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Posted 8/18/14
I have recently rediscovered anime and manga alongside my girlfriend.

I want to go to a convention, but I'm not sure which one would be the best experience for two first timers. We live on the West Coast (USA) and would prefer to stay in the region.

Any suggestions as to what convention(s) we should plan for, I'm assuming, next year?

Thanks!

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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 9/4/14
I recommend Animation On Display. It's not too big, so you won't be stressed out, but it still has some cool events.

Here's their website: http://aodsf.com/
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Posted 9/4/14
Thank you! I also have the same question. Hehehe. And this location is perfect since I live nearby!
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22 / M / Oregon
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Posted 9/5/14
I would suggest Kraken Con(which was my first con back in April and it was awesome) that is out in Oakland, it is a fairly new con that is starting to become more popular among anime fans but is still considerably small compared to larger conventions. There is actually a 2 day Kraken convention that is happening on October 4th and 5th, it is only $25 for both days. There will be some popular guests be there like Mathew Mercer and Caitlin Glass. If you want to find more info here is their website. http://www.krakencon.com/
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55 / M / Arizona
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Posted 9/5/14 , edited 9/5/14
Sakura Con in Seattle is very nice, affordable, great guests and music, and all is included in the badge price. No extra charges for popular panels like at Anime Expo.
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28 / M / Phoenix, Arizona
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Posted 4/13/15
The Phoenix Comicon in Arizona is a great convention to go to. It encompasses all kinds of genres and there is always a lot of really cool things happening. It happens next month and single day and full event passes are still up for sale.
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Posted 4/16/15
OP, it would help to know what you and/or your girlfriend like most about a con, the idea of going to one or the fandom. Some cons focus on music guests, others US voice actors, etc. All cons are not the same.

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This event is long over! Look forward to the new one.
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