MechaCon began as an anime convention that brings together anime, Transformers, and Japanese culture. Since, MechaCon evolved to include fandoms such as Sci-Fi, Comics and Domestic Animation, making it a complete fan experience.
MechaCon's first five years took place in Lafayette, LA. In its sixth year, it moved to New Orleans, LA due to growth. For its seventh year, MechaCon established its new home at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, which allowed the convention to present more content than ever before.
A fan favorite, MechaCon has quickly risen through the anime convention ranks to become one of the most prominent anime/fan conventions on the Gulf Coast of the United States.
This year's convention will be our 10th, and we plan to continue raising the bar on all fronts!
MechaCon features a Semi-formal Dinner and Opening Ceremonies, a Formal / Cosplay-Optional Ball, panels, signings with anime Voice Actors and other special industry guests, Cosplay Contest, Electronic gaming room and tournaments, Tabletop gaming, Video Rooms, a huge Dealer's Room, Artists Alley, MechaCon House Party, Cosplay Chess, a Charity Auction, and more!