Queen City Anime Convention started as a pipe dream less than a year ago. It started as a group of friends and volunteers that wanted to see more opportunities in Charlotte to celebrate anime and it’s community.
We hoped and prayed that if we worked and promoted hard enough that we could create an event that at least 500 people would want to come to. Our closest estimate from yesterday is currently about 1,800.
I could not be more thrilled and I could not be more grateful. I want to thank my fellow volunteers-people whose hard work I could not have accomplished any of this without. I want to thank our vendors and artists who made our marketplace incredible. I want to thank the Hilton for being incredible hosts. I want to thank SetPlay for their help in making our game room amazing.
Most of all, I want to thank all 1800 of you that came out on a Sunday to a ONE DAY event to see us. You folks are the reason we do this.
I don’t have any news regarding 2018 yet. (Those will come soon, I promise!) What I can say is I am incredibly optimistic about the future of the event and I hope to see you all again.
– Allie Nelson