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Akimatsuri is an annual 1-day event held in the late fall, serving as a light version of our annual 3-day convention. Akimatsuri is made of the Japanese words for autumn (aki, 秋) and festival (matsuri, 祭り) and is styled upon on the school, cultural and seasonal festivals held in Japan during the fall season.

In addition to our themed elements, Akimatsuri also includes many of the traditional Anime Evolution events on a smaller scale including panels, video and AMV showings, gaming, artists alley, and vendors.


Akimatsuri 2017 will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at UBC Robson Square.
The event hours are from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

  • Regular admission is $20.
  • Ice Skating Rental and a Hot Beverage of your choice are available but will be an additional $5.
  • Children 6 & under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.


UBC Robson Square is located in downtown Vancouver at 800 Robson Street.


Do you have an idea for a panel, workshop, contest, or game you’d like to run at Akimatsuri? If so, we want to hear it! Once we receive your idea we will contact you with more details. Please note that due to the volume of requests, submitting this form will not necessarily guarantee that your panel will be approved. Requests will be responded to on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Panel Submissions Form

Artists / Vendors

Are you an Artist or Vendor? We welcome you to bring your arts, crafts, wares and merchandise to Anime Evolution’s Akimatsuri in the heart of Downtown Vancouver!

The submissions for Artist / Vendors are now closed.  Please click here to see your table placements for this year’s event.

If you have any questions or inquiries, you can contact our coordinator, Arka, via email to arka@animeevolution.com, or via phone at (604) 566-8905, extension 6101.



We’re looking for hardworking people with a positive attitude to join our volunteer team! If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to be a part of the team helping to make AE Akimatsuri great, then apply today.

Volunteer Application Form

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