Con-Jikan!

Con-Jikan is an annual anime/gaming convention held during November of each year in Albuquerque, NM. Con-Jikan (which is short/slang for Convention Time) first took place in Fall of 2013. It’s unique among Albuquerque anime conventions in that it’s run entirely by local staff and volunteers.

Year One:

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After years of pre-planning and research, we put together a successful first convention with the help of Kickstarter!

Held November 16-17, 2013 at the University of New Mexico Student Union Bldg.

Theme: Cyberpunk

Attendance: 622

Guests

  • Kyle Hebert, Voice Actor
  • Cristina Vee, Voice Actress
  • James Perry II, Manga Author
  • Kyoka Ichinoya, Cosplay Artist
  • Kenya-Chan Cosplay, Cosplay Artist

Partners

  • MCM Eleganté
  • Game Night Every Night
  • Gamers Anonymous
  • Metalogic Computing
  • GoldenGun Gaming
  • 3CG Club @ UNM
  • Tsuki Mochi Maid Cafe
  • Kinema Kawasumi Archives
  • Student Special Events @ UNM

Sponsors

  • Crunchyroll
  • Rio Grande Games
  • Squishables
  • Das Keyboard

Year Two:

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Following a successful first year, we held a bigger, better Con-Jikan! Year Two marked the debut U.S. screening of Time of Eve!

Held November 1-2, 2014 at the University of New Mexico Student Union Bldg.

Theme: Cops and Robbers

Attendance: 728

Guests

  • Christine Marie Cabanos, Voice Actress
  • Kaiji Tang, Voice Actor
  • Stephen McCranie, Comic Artist
  • K’Dawn Butler, Cosplay Artist
  • The Keeper Thief Cosplay, Cosplay Duo

Partners

  • MCM Eleganté
  • Gothic Lolitas of New Mexico
  • NM Weiss Schwarz
  • Gamers Anonymous
  • Hangout Gaming
  • Golden Gun Gaming
  • Student Special Events @ UNM

Sponsors

  • Funimation
  • Pocky (Gilco)
  • Japanese From Zero!
  • Manga Gamer
  • Nozomi Entertainment
  • Power 9 Pro
  • Right Stuf
  • Sentai Filmworkscjy5-program-10, digital
  • Worbla

Year Three:

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Our third year brought Con-Jikan to a new venue: our long-time lodging partner the MCM Eleganté!

Held November 21-22, 2015 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Event Center.

Theme: Time Travel

Attendance: 726

Guests

  • Carrie Keranen, Voice Actress
  • Sarah Anne Williams, Voice Actress
  • Maddest Madi, Cosplay Artist
  • Kovuu Cosplay, Cosplay Artist

Partners

  • Just Cos! Cosplay Supply
  • Gothic Lolitas of New Mexico
  • NM Weiss Schwarz
  • Gamers Anonymous
  • Golden Gun Gaming
  • Geekon, LLC
  • Extra Life
  • Cnidarium Photography

Sponsors

  • AnimEigo
  • B2B Bistronomy
  • Bookworks
  • Chocolate Dude
  • Funimation
  • Lobo Beast 101
  • Roccat
  • Sentai Filmworks
  • Stone Bridge Press

Year Four:

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Check out our program! (.pdf)

Our fourth year event was our first held in December, and included our largest Masquerade participation ever!Held December 3-4, 2016 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Event Center.

Theme: Winter Wonderland

Attendance: 755

Guests

  • Lauren Landa, Voice Actress
  • Junkers Cosplay, Cosplay Artist
  • Dustbunny, Cosplay Artist

Partners

  • Awaken Maid Café
  • Geekon, LLC
  • Duke City Pinball
  • Gamers Anonymous
  • The Eclectic Cave
  • Oh! Snap Photography
  • NM Force of Will

Sponsors

  • AEG
  • Crunchyroll
  • Figments Tea
  • Funimation
  • Looney Labs
  • Roccat
  • Title Wave Books Revised

Year Five:

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Check out our program! (.pdf)

Our fifth Con-Jikan  brought an expanded guest slate of over a dozen talented panelists! Held December 16-17, 2017 at the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Event Center.

Theme: Last Day Before Break

Attendance: 858

Guests

  • Xanthe Huynh, Voice Actress
  • Kira Buckland, Voice Actress
  • Kamon Tari, Cosplay Artist
  • Cree Nicole, Cosplay Artist
  • Kryssen Robinson, Animator
  • Color Circuit, Stream Community

Partners

  • Kirei Cosplay Café
  • Café Quartz
  • Geekon, LLC
  • Duke City Pinball
  • Gamers Anonymous
  • Golden Gun Gaming
  • Az Bunbunmaru
  • Joseph Shaul Photography

Sponsors

  • Crunchyroll
  • Figments Tea
  • Funimation
  • Roccat

Ghibli-Jikan

Ghibli-Jikan is an combination art/poster exhibition featuring original Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli inspired artwork as well as official Japanese film posters. It was first held in March of 2014. Over 10 artists participated and over 20 different pieces on all manner of media were exhibited.

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Held March, 2014 at Metropolis Comic Art Gallery (Art Show) and University of New Mexico Student Union Bldg. (Poster Exhibition).