Main Events

Industry Guest Panels

ALL WEEKEND

Get to know Jonah Scott, Tiffany Grant, Billy Kametz, and Dani Chambers through Q&As, interactive fan panels, live D&D campaigns, games, and more!

Cirque du Cosplay

SATURDAY

Watch Charlotte’s highest flying cosplayers perform anime and cosplay inspired circus acts including aerial silks, hoop, trapeze, straps, flow arts, and more! This year’s show will have a HEROES AND VILLAINS theme.

Crimson Apple Concert

SATURDAY

This LIVE concert will feature Crimson Apple, a pop-alternative band of four sisters from Oahu, Hawaii. To learn more about Crimson Apple, please visit our Guests page!

Drag Show

FRIDAY

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!

K/DA Tribute Concert

SATURDAY

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.

Cosplay Contests

SATURDAY

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!

Cosplay Wrestling

SUNDAY

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.

Burlesque (18+)

FRIDAY

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.

QCAC: After Dark (18+)

SATURDAY

This 18+ variety show will feature performers from the Discordia Dames, Kaykay Lavelle’s drag troop, and Cirque du Cosplay.

Music Programming (All Ages)

FRIDAY + SATURDAY

Experience live music performances from artists like None Like Joshua, Professor Shyguy, and more!

Lounge Programming

ALL WEEKEND

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

Vendors

ALL WEEKEND

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

Video Gaming

ALL WEEKEND

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! For more information and a list of games, visit our gaming page

Tabletop Gaming

ALL WEEKEND

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. Goblins and Growlers DMs are well-equipped to help new players learn the ropes in a comfortable and inclusive space. For more information about how to participate, click here

Carolina Manga Library

ALL WEEKEND

The Carolina Manga Library operates a traveling library that sets up in public locations and provides free access to graphic novels.

Glow Stick Dances (All Ages)

Get your dance on!