Ichibancon is a Japanese animation, pop culture, and video game convention held annually in Concord, North Carolina.

Each year, we bring out notable voice actors and industry guests to be a part of our convention, with programming which features them throughout the weekend, as well as autograph sessions which are free to our attendees. In past years we have brought out such guests as Vic Mignogna, Eric Vale, Phil Lamarr, Jennifer Cihi, and Taylor Davis  just to name a few.

While Ichibancon is a Japanese anime convention, we offer a wide variety of programming options throughout the course of the weekend which include our costume contest, dances, events and discussions featuring anime industry guests, game shows, and a wealth of panels about not only anime, but manga, video games and aspects of Japanese culture as well. We also have a large and spacious Dealer’s Room for all of your anime shopping, an Artist Alley for hand-crafted goods and art, and our own version of a flea market, for people to swap and sell their unused anime merchandise.




For 2019, Guests include Alejandro Saab, Vic Mignogna, Steve Prince, Ryan Bartley, Bri Knickerbocker, Kazha, and Xanthe Huynh.


Advance Purchase Admission: Click here to purchase This rate expires on Dec 15th, 2018
4-day: $49
Thursday: $22
Friday: $29
Saturday: $37
Sunday: $20

At the door rates:
4-day: $60
Thursday: $30
Friday: $37
Saturday: $43
Sunday: $20

Children 10 and under are free with purchase of a pass.

Please note: 4-day pass will be available for sale at the door Thursday-Saturday.

Admission hours:

Friday: 9am -midnight
Saturday: 9am- midnight
Sunday: 9am -4pm