Vancouver's biggest anime convention returns next weekend

Jul 27 2018, 7:33 pm

Anirevo, Vancouver’s largest anime convention, is making its return to the Vancouver Convention Centre for 2018.

From Dragon Ball Z to No Game No Life, League of Legends to Overwatch, thousands of Vancouverites will be flocking to the event, dressed as a variety of characters from popular animes and video games.

Attendees at the event will be treated to a massive selection of anime-themed art, apparel, and paraphernalia. Figurines, hats, posters, keychains, and bags can often be found in the creator’s market.

The three-day festival also boasts a number of individual events, catering to a number of different fans and interests.

This year, a Gundam Builder’s World Cup will take place at the event, with the winner going on to represent Canada in a national competition.

Fan favourite events will also be making a return such as the annual Fanart contest, an anime music video (AMV) contest, Anirevo’s Got Talent, an idol group showcase, and a cosplay contest.





To provide further time to cool down (or turn things back up), a gaming room will also be set up for video game fanatics. Tabletop games, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox games will all be available for use, as well as a Pokemon Gym Leaders event hosted by UBC ESports.

Tickets to the event are available online; a three-day general admission pass costs $75.

The event runs from Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5.

Anirevo Summer 2018

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

When: Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 5, 2018


  • Thursday: 1 pm to 7 pm – Early Pass pickup
  • Friday: 10 am to 12 am
  • Saturday: 10 am to 1 am
  • Sunday: 10 am to 8 pm

Admission: General access to the three-day event is $75 | Ticket sales open at 9 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

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