Main Events

Industry Guest Panels

Get to know the Queen City Anime Con Industry guests through Q&As, interactive fan panels, live D&D campaigns, games, and more!

Cirque Du Cosplay

You’ve never seen a circus quite like this! Cirque du Cosplay is a Charlotte NC based troop of aerial and ground based circus performers who love to cosplay! Watch Charlotte’s highest flying cosplayers perform anime and cosplay inspired circus acts including aerial silks, hoop, trapeze, straps, flow arts, and more!

K/DA Tribute Concert presented by For the Love of Clod

Experience live cosplay musical performances featuring music from K/DA! This LIVE tribute concert will feature songs from K/DA’s latest EP. Featuring k-pop dance group LUNAR KREW and live vocal performances. For more information about For the Love of Clod, please visit our Guests Page!

Cosplay Contests

Queen City Anime Con’s cosplay contest contestants will have a chance to show off their creations as the winners of our contests are announced. For more information please visit our contest page!

Drag Show

Kaykay Lavelle and her troop put the QUEEN in Queen City Anime Con! Watch these performers take inspiration from the wonderful world of cosplay and anime fandom for this all ages drag show! For more information, please see our Guests page!

Cosplay Wrestling Show presented by the Cosplay Wrestling Federation

Featuring a unique blend of comedy improv and pro wrestling theatrics, CWF delivers a one of a kind show that has to be seen to be believed. They’ve been featured at Anime Expo, MAGfest, Sakuracon and even on the Twitchcon exhibition stage and we are trilled to bring them back to QCAC for their second show in the Queen City. For more information about the Cosplay Wrestling Federation, please visit our guests page!

Burlesque Show with the Discordia Dames (18+)

Composed of Memphis Muerte, Lux Valentina, Sadie Mae Hem, May Hemmer, and Allison Wonderland, this troupe out of North Carolina has something to tickle every fancy. Drawing on multiple styles and eras of burlesque to create fun and evocative shows, the Discordia Dames specialize in classic, neo, fetish, sideshow, flow, and nerd-lesque. For more information about the Discordia Dames, please visit the Guests page!

Queen City Anime Con AFTER DARK (18+

This ADULTS ONLY variety show will feature performers from the Discordia Dames, Kaykay Lavelle’s drag troop, and Cirque du Cosplay.

All Day Programming


Find something unique and take it home! Queen City Anime Convention will feature over 11,000 square feet of artists, craftsmen, and merchandise vendors.


All games in the game room are free to play for all attendees. Queen City Anime Convention 2021’s game room will feature both console games from Setplay, and Japanese arcade games brought to you by Snow Phoenix!

Dungeons and Dragons

Experience Dungeons and Dragons for the first time or the 1000th time in Queen City Anime Con’s tabletop game room hosted by Goblins and Growlers. If you’ve never played before, don’t let that stop you! Goblins and Growlers DMs are well-equipped to help new players learn the ropes in a comfortable and inclusive space. For more information about Goblins and Growlers, please visit our Guests page.

Carolina Manga Library

The Carolina Manga Library operates a traveling library that sets up in public locations and provides free access to graphic novels. “Reading is reading is reading” is our primary edict.  We strive to find alternative methods to develop lifelong readers outside of traditional schooling.  By nurturing a reader’s interests and being able to recommend books that appeal to what they enjoy, we can stem the epidemic of reading apathy prevalent in our younger generations.”

Lounge Programming

Experience interactive panels and social programming in a unique vintage bar setting