Atlanta Anime Day is a Small Convention but Worth Attending

As some of you may know, Lauren and I love going to anime conventions together. We usually go to three a year: MomoCon, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and Atlanta Anime Day.

I don't recall discussing Anime Day on this blog, but it's worth mentioning. It's a small, relaxed kind of convention that feels intimate, making it perfect for unwinding after the hectic Thanksgiving day and Black Friday shopping.

Anime Merchandise at Atlanta Anime Day

We began attending this convention in 2017 when it was held at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria, now known as Wingate by Wyndham Atlanta Galleria/Ballpark. I'm pleased that the event has been relocated to Duluth. It is closer to my home and all the international cuisines my daughters and I enjoy dining at after the convention.

And here is a fun fact: Atlanta Anime Day is our first Anime Convention experience! And because of this event, it is what got us hooked!

Atlanta Anime Day at Gas South Convention Center

About Atlanta Anime Day 

Atlanta Anime Day is a small anime convention held annually in Duluth, Georgia, at the Gas South District Convention Center. It's a more intimate event than other anime conventions and offers attendees a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. 

The convention features a variety of activities, such as cosplay contests, panels, gaming tournaments, and vendors selling anime merchandise

Anime Merchandise at Atlanta Anime Day

Even though it's not as large as other conventions, Atlanta Anime Day still attracts a passionate and enthusiastic crowd of anime fans. 

Many attendees appreciate the smaller size of the convention as it allows for more interaction with fellow fans and guests. 

Itasha car at Atlanta Anime Day

The entrance fee is only $5, with an additional $5 for parking on the deck. So it costs little to enter, leaving you with extra cash to spend on merchandise.

The event starts at 10:30 am and concludes at 6:00 pm.

Atlanta Anime Day Marketplace

Our Experience at Atlanta Anime Day

Lauren had plenty of time to shop at Atlanta Anime Day since the marketplace was open the entire time. She browsed every aisle multiple times to ensure she had everything she needed.

Name that Anime Panel at Atlanta Anime Day

We also made it to a panel called "Name that Anime!" where Lauren was one of the participants and even won one of the rounds! She had to listen to snippets of anime show openers and guest the tunes. They have this kind of panel at every anime convention we attend, and this is Lauren's favorite one since she watches quite a bit of anime shows and movies.

Video Games at Atlanta Anime Day

While I appreciate the convenience of having all activities in one place during the convention, I must point out that the timing of Atlanta Anime Day, being held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, may not be convenient for everyone due to work or travel constraints.

Itasha car at Atlanta Anime Day

But the timing works perfectly for us, and we love the fact that there are no crowds; leave that for the other conventions.

Is Atlanta Anime Day Worth Attending?

Atlanta Anime Day is a fantastic event for anime and manga fans who seek a more relaxed convention experience; I highly recommend it!

Also, this mini-con happens in several cities throughout the year:

  • Orlando, Florida
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Huntsville, Alabama
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Greenville, South Carolina

If you plan to attend an anime convention, check out this one-day event in these cities.

Atlanta Anime Day

Gas South District Convention Center

6400 Sugarloaf Parkway

Duluth, GA 30097

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