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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 2018 will be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at UBC Robson Square.
The event hours are from 10:00am – 6:00pm.

  • Regular admission is $15.
  • Children 6 & under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.


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


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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.

If you have any inquiries regarding Akimatsuri Programming, please send us an email.

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!  Please click here for the map of the Artists / Vendors and click here for the Community Tables.


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.

Click here to register!

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