Major Events

View the showcase of this year’s best anime music video submissions and vote to decide the top entries in a number of categories and Best in Show! Run the gauntlet and vote your favorites to victory. A showcase of winners will be announced and featured during Closing Ceremonies.

Come watch an exciting dance show filled with talented dancers dancing to all your favorite Asian pop culture songs including K-pop, J-pop, Vocaloid, and Idol dances! This is not a contest, but a showcase for fun comprised of dancers of all skill levels that have signed up beforehand to perform on stage for you. So bring your penlights and glowsticks if you have them! Wotagei calls are welcome and cheer on your dancers!

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Officially close Tora-Con 2018 with the reveal of contest winners and exciting news about Tora-Con’s future.

Do you like video games? Do you like music? This year’s concert combines both! First, game composer and versatile guitarist Danimal Cannon will bring you his signature combo punch of original chiptunes and insane guitar solos. Then, Bit Brigade will take you on a thrilling adventure through Hyrule! While one band member plays a speedrun through the Legend of Zelda, the rest of the band provides the soundtrack in real-time to bring Link’s heroic deeds to life. Tora-Con will be Bit Brigade’s 6th stop on their marathon tour across the country!

Ask the staff of Tora-Con 2018 anything you want, and let us know what you thought about Tora-Con 2018!

Drama! Action! Suspense! The Cosplay Chess Show has it all. Each year at Tora-Con, this human chess match is performed by the RIT Cosplay Troupe. Follow the journey of your favorite characters from shows and games as they journey through the dangerous battle field of a chess board. Which side will emerge victorious?

The most dedicated cosplayers of Tora-Con take the stage! Revel in a display of incredible cosplay and stagecraft in the ultimate test of cosplay craftsmanship and performance from both veterans and newcomers alike. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the contest.

Watch your favorite characters ignite the burning flames of love in the Cosplay Dating Game! Your hosts Epicpaopu and MamaPetra are back again to see if you have what it takes to make the date in this hilarious cosplay improv show.

The game you know and love, but with the filters off.

Our 18+ dance is back again, with DJs Slaveon and RPG bringing you tunes from across the spectrum of electronic dance music! Slaveon is a local producer who performs electronic dance music, including bass-heavy remixes of club and hip hop favorites, soulful dubstep, bass house or amalgamations of other genres. After starting at a well known Rochester nightclub, he now DJs events all over the area and will be releasing his first single soon! RPG has been passionate about trance and progressive music for the past 10 years. He has guest DJed at clubs around Rochester and Buffalo, runs The Trance Journey podcast, and is even teaching a course on electronic music production right here at RIT! Come immerse your senses in the energy of pulsing music, flashing lights, and entrancing visualizations--and dance the night away!

The finalists of the Idol Singing Contest perform their favorite Japanese songs live on stage, but only one will earn the title of Tora-Con Idol! Join the audience to witness the spectacular performance and vote for your favorites!

An a capella group specializing in Japanese vocal music, Kaminari presents a concert showcasing hit anime songs.

Start your day by learning what Tora-Con 2018 has in store for you.

Saturday at Tora-Con was great. Sunday is going to be phenomenal! Wake up early and board the hype train as we break down all of Sunday's awesome events!

Experience the spectacle of Taiko, Japanese performance drummin

Welcome to "Whose Line Is It Anime?" the show where everything is made up, and the points don't matter. Volunteer to act on stage or just sit back and enjoy the show; either way, let's make some stuff up!