Educational & Cultural Programming

Anime USA offers a wide variety of cultural and educational panels, workshops, demonstrations and performances throughout the weekend. Ranging from hands-on doll making sessions, to discussions about Japanese history, to behind-the-scenes looks at the anime industry, these panels move beyond typical convention programming to delve deeper into how anime and fandom works and the ways in which Japanese history and traditional culture are infused in modern pop culture. Featuring dozens of educational guests, special presenters and cultural groups, we’re constantly presenting new content to make you re-examine your favorite shows.

Applications for 2019 are now closed! Thank you for your submissions!