Anime Festival Orlando brings the best of otaku-dom to International Drive

click to enlarge Anime Festival Orlando brings the best of otaku-dom to International Drive
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Anime Festival Orlando, an annual celebration of Japanese pop culture, is a must for any anime fan. Catch some of your favorite actors, both live-action and animated, such as Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Mortal Kombat, The Man in the High Castle), Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (Star Wars Rebels) and Jason David Frank (Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers). There’s also a costume and cosplay contest going on all weekend long, as well as an interactive experience called Tales of Orlandia, where convention guests can play out a real-life Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (MMORPG). You can also catch exclusive panels of pop culture celebrities, a game of Anime Family Feud, late-night parties and tabletop gaming competitions.

When:
• Friday, Aug. 9, 12 p.m.-1 a.m.
• Saturday, Aug. 10, 10-1 a.m. and
• Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Wyndham Resort Hotel, 8001 International Drive | animefestivalorlando.com | $40-$100

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Location Details

Wyndham Orlando Resort

8001 International Drive, Orlando West

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