Here is the schedule of events for AMA 18. Minor changes are possible before the event. Any updates will be included on your pocket program which you will pick up at Registration desk on the third floor of the hotel.
Guests bios, rules, panel and event descriptions, etc. etc. AMA 18 Digital Program Book
Are you a cosplayer attending Anime Mid-Atlantic and want to know which cosplay-related events are for you?
Click the AMA Cosplay Events Flow Chart created by our Cosplay staff. Visit the Cosplay desk on the first floor for more information.
AMV Contest deadline has passed.
Talented video editors combine various music tracks with anime visuals for your viewing pleasure. Videos compete in categories like action, drama and comedy so there is a little something for everyone. And YOU vote on your favorites to determine the winners.
The Art Show showcases artwork from amateur and professional artists. Artwork on display spans multiple genres and many styles. Attendees are welcomed to browse the show and bid on pieces in Sunday's Art Auction.
The Artist Alley for AMA 2018 has SOLD OUT.
Located in the hallways of the first and third floors, the Artist Alley is where artists and organizations interact with attendees. Artists sell original artwork and merchandise during the weekend.
Come and get some autographs from some of our featured guests.
Friday night's cosplay event is the Cosplay Fashion Show. Strut your stuff on our fashion runway for attendees and our judges. We have multiple categories for you to compete in.
Join us for a battle of the minds! Four Chess Masters will compete to see who will be the ultimate Chess Master. A battle not to be missed!
The Competition will be Lip-Sync Battle on stage in Costume. You can use any music you want to use. You can also bring props if needed or wanted. You can lip-sync, pose while Lip Syncing, or just have fun with it on stage. You can even be dramatic. It’s up to you.
Visit the Cosplay table for signups and more information. The theme this year has been changed to Heroes vs Villians!
Our traditional Friday night AMA Cosplay Costume Dance and Saturday night dances return, both are scheduled shortly after concerts in Main Events.
Wanna meet fellow Miis? Have your StreetPass ready and come to the DS Lounge located on the fourth floor of the Marriott hotel near the escalators. Have fun, meet new people, get some puzzle pieces, get some smash on, maybe even meet some gym leaders.
See the Cosplay table for times . . .
See the Cosplay table for times . . .
The Karaoke competition returns on Friday night. So dust off your best songs, get practicing, and maybe you'll take one of our prizes home with you.
Attendees can dress up as their favorite characters from the worlds of anime, manga, video games, and Asian culture. Entrees perform in skits in Saturday evening's Masquerade on the big stage. Awards are given by our cosplay judges for best performances and costumes.
Panel and Workshop deadline has passed.
Our series of panel discussions, demos, and hands-on workshops cover a wide range fandom interest from anime, gaming, culture, cinema, music and much more. Featured Guests and fan run panels will span the entire weekend. In addition to panel and workshop running in the hotel, this year TWO tents host ever more sessions.
AMA hosts innovative and creativity events unique or rare to most anime conventions. This year will be no different.
Special Screenings of Ready Player One
Saturday June 16 at 4:30PM in Main Events
Sunday June 17 at 11AM in Main Events
Rocky Horror Live Show by Fishnet Inc
Saturday night (Sunday 12:30AM)
Pokemon Go Community Day Contest
Saturday 1PM - sign up - RPG Room
Saturday 2PM - outside
Saturday 5PM - contest results - RPG Room
Enjoy classic and modern board games? Visit the Table Top Gaming Room and play games from our ever growing collection. Information on tournament games will also be available here.
Play classic and modern video game consoles in the Video Game Room located on the third floor of the hotel. Visit the room for information on this year's competitive tournaments.