‘Anime Zap’ unites anime fans under one roof
EAST PEORIA (25 News Now) - Over a thousand fans came together to celebrate the art of Japanese animation and pop culture at the East Peoria Embassy Suites this weekend.
‘Anime Zap’ calls itself the largest winter Illinois anime convention. Fans could explore products from vendors and artists, check out cosplay contests (or participate in them), and enjoy all things related to the art form.
Organizer Jonathon Burbach says over time, he’s noticed an increase in attendance. But he knows exactly why.
”It’s always interesting seeing the new people, especially that have never been to one before, they really want to know, and see their first experience,” he says.
The convention hosts 50 events throughout the year, and plans to add more guests, panels, and activities going forward.
The event goes through Sunday.
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