ASAPA Presents

A Taste of Animethon 2017

January 20 and 21, 2017
Shaw Conference Centre
A Taste of Animethon, our winter event A Taste of Animethon is our winter event which takes place at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton city centreWebsite Animethon, our summer event Animethon is our summer event, held at Edmonton's Grant MacEwan University downtown campusWebsite Our parent society, the Alberta Society for Asian Popular Arts ASAPA is our parent society ensuring our events are safegaurded for current and future generations to enjoyWebsite
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ASAPA runs several events throughout the year. While the majority of our events occur in Edmonton, we held a Halloween Dance in Calgary in the past.


Our flagship event is, and has always been, Animethon. This convention attracts 8500-9000 con-goers each year and features a variety of guests, music, video programming, and live events. Join us for our festival in August.

A Taste of Animethon

Animethon has also spawned a mini-event, Taste of Animethon. It is a fun, fairly casual one-day event that tends to show up in January-February. It's a chance to meet up with friends and show off your cosplay in-between the main convention dates.

Pin Trading Parties

ASAPA events take part in Alberta Convention Pin Trading. To support pin trading we hold our own Pin-focused event(s) throughout the year.

Calgary Halloween Dance

A smaller cosplay-focused event around the Halloween season.

Event History

Year Event Website
2017 Animethon 24 11th - 13th August
2017 ATOA
2016 Animethon 23
2016 ATOA
2015 Animethon 22
2015 ATOA
2014 Animethon 21
2014 ATOA
2013 Animethon 20
2013 ATOA
2012 Animethon 19
2012 ATOA