What is Senshi Con?
Senshi Con is an annual convention that caters to enthusiasts of Asian culture, animation, graphic novels, and gaming held in Anchorage, AK. It is Alaska’s largest event where you can share your fandoms, make new friends, and enjoy a nearly endless array of costumes, live events, panels, contests, and shop your favorite artists and vendors.
A Brief History
Starting out in 2005 at West Anchorage High School in Alaska, Senshi Con has provided an outlet for enthusiasts of Asian culture, animation, graphic novels, and gaming. After many of the founding members graduated high school, Senshi Con changed its location to the University of Alaska Anchorage (2006-2012). Our many years at the university helped us to establish a name for ourselves in the community and allowed us to provide more events, guests, and exhibitors. With our attendance growing exponentially every year, it was necessary to move to a larger and more accessible location. From 2014 to 2016, our event was hosted at the William Egan Civic & Convention Center, located in downtown Anchorage. Beginning in 2017, Senshi Con is now held at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center in downtown Anchorage, Alaska. Senshi Con’s 15th Anniversary in 2020 was vastly different because of the COVID-19. We held our very first virtual event called Senshi Online. In 2021, Senshi Con has been canceled. We are still planning to hold a smaller vendor-oriented event for our vendors and artists. For more information please CLICK HERE
Behind the scenes: How is Senshi Con held annually?
Senshi Con could not be hosted every year without the support of our attendees! As an attendee, your presence and feedback helps influence what anime we show, who we invite to the convention, and what kind of games are offered for casual and competitive play. Our dedicated workforce oversees each aspect of the convention and works throughout the year to plan, prepare, and run the event. From our convention head to our volunteers, it is our goal to provide you with the best experience Alaska has to offer.
How can I support Senshi Con?
• Attend the convention and encourage your friends and family to join in the fun! Share us on facebook, twitter, and Instagram
• Do you own or know of a business that sells fandom related merch? Are you an aspiring artist? We want your suggestions and your business in the Exhibitor Hall. If you are a crafter, published artist, importer, or a business that caters towards our target audience, you do not want to miss out on one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year.
• Become a sponsor! With our ever-growing event, Senshi Con is the prime spot to advertise your company and your support will help us continue our pursuit to become the best convention Alaska has to offer. Advertisements on our website, social media, during the convention and on the Sponsors Page. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.