Sell and Swap

Queen City Anime Convention will be hosting our first community-based flea market event. Come sell your secondhand goods on Sunday from 10:30am-12:30pm.

Rules for Sell & Swap Event

1. Tables are reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please be courteous of other’s space.

2. Anime, cosplay, and anime merchandise can all be sold. Food and beverages are not permitted.

3. No explicit content is allowed to be sold.

4. If you would like sell during the Sell & Swap please arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the start.

Thank you for QCAC 2017!

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

Convention Chair

Events Schedule

The convention is right around the corner so that means our schedule is out! Be sure to check out all our cool events at the con. See you there!

Schedule of Events

10AM: Cosplay and Charity – Panel Room
11AM: TRIGGER WARNING: The new hotness of Studio Trigger! – Panel Room
12PM: Tapes, Toonami, and Teenagers: Anime Culture of the 90’s – Panel Room

1PM: Cosplay Contest – Main Events

3PM: Cosplay and Crafting – Panel Room
4PM: Anime Theme Song Challenge – Panel Room
5PM: Karaoke – Main Events

Game Room Tournaments  

ARMS: 3:00PM

Cash prize of $50 for the winners of each tournament!


Cosplay Pageant Now Open!

Join QCAC for our first ever Cosplay Pageant! Combining the artistry of a craftsmanship competition with the entertainment of a cosplay masquerade, this event celebrates cosplay and the talented individuals who create it.

The pageant will have three parts. First, a runway portion where contestants show off their cosplay for the audience. Following this, contestants will wow us wth their best lip sync, incorporating their cosplay. To top it all off, there will be a classic pageant Q&A portion in which we get to know the person behind the costume.

The winner will be crowned the first Queen or King of QCAC! Will that be you? We can’t wait to find out!

If you’re interested in entering please fill out the form here!

Welcome to QCAC Web!

Happy July everyone!

Summer is full swing and Queen City Anime Convention draws closer and closer. We hope you have your cosplays ready!

In the mean time, please enjoy our new website and blog. Check back often for updates on events and guests.