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Black Hills Con 2023: A Must-Attend Anime Convention

From June 23, 2023 to June 25, 2023 - Rapid City, SD, United States - The Monument

Are you an anime fan looking for a fun and exciting event to attend in 2023? Look no further than the Black Hills Con 2023 anime convention! This annual event is a must-see for all anime enthusiasts, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

What is Black Hills Con?

Black Hills Con is an anime convention with Gaming and Sci-Fi programming that takes place almost every 2 years. It’s a three-day event that celebrates all things anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Fans from all over the world flock to this event to meet other fans, attend panels, shop for merchandise, and enjoy a weekend of anime-related fun.

Why Attend Black Hills Con 2023?

There are many reasons to attend Black Hills Con 2023. For starters, it’s a fantastic way to meet other anime fans and make new friends. The convention attracts thousands of attendees, so you’re sure to find other fans who share your interests.

In addition to meeting other fans, Black Hills Con 2023 also offers a variety of panels and workshops. You can attend panels on topics such as cosplay, voice acting, and anime fandom, or participate in workshops on drawing manga and creating anime-inspired art.

Of course, no anime convention would be complete without a vendor hall, and Black Hills Con 2023 has one of the best. You’ll find a wide variety of merchandise for sale, including anime DVDs and Blu-Rays, manga, cosplay accessories, and much more. Please find more information about vendors here

What to Expect at Black Hills Con 2023

Black Hills Con 2023 promises to be the biggest and best anime convention yet. Here are just a few of the things you can expect to see and do:

Cosplay Contest

Black Hills Con 2023

The cosplay contest is one of the highlights of Black Hills Con 2023. Fans dress up as their favorite anime characters and compete for prizes. Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer or a first-timer, this is a great way to show off your skills and have fun. There are five main categories of cosplay competition:

  • Children
  • Exhibition
  • Beginner
  • Expert
  • Group

Please check here for rules regarding the cosplay contest

Guest Speakers

Black Hills Con 2023

Black Hills Con 2023 will feature a variety of guest speakers, including voice actors, manga artists, and other industry professionals. You’ll have the opportunity to hear them speak about their work and ask them questions during Q&A sessions. These are the main guests that will feature in the event:

  • Bryn Apprill
  • Brittney Karbowski
  • Jennifer Cihi
  • Stefanie DeLeo
  • John Gremillion
  • Christina Kelly
  • Brianna Roberts
  • Stephanie Young
  • Charlie Schlatter
  • The Con Hour
  • Tom Rasch
  • Aeonica Cosplay
  • Bob the Dragon
  • Jenell Alward
  • Chris Lee

Gaming Area

Black Hills Con 2023

If you’re a gamer, you’ll love the Black Hills Con 2023 gaming area. You’ll find a variety of console and PC games to play, as well as tabletop games and card games. Here are the main games that will feature in the convention:

  • Arcade Games
  • Retro Video Games
  • Tabletop Gaming
  • Roleplaying Games

Game Room Tournaments Schedule

Friday, June 23rd

  • 6 PM – MTG Dominaria Remastered Sealed Tournament
  • 5 PM-8 PM Warhammer 40k Boarding Actions Demos

Saturday, June 24th

  • 9AM – Warhammer 40k Tournament
  • 11 AM – MTG Commander Tournament
  • 6 PM – MTG Lord of the Rings Prerelease Event
  • 5 PM- 8 PM Age of Sigmar Demos

Sunday, June 25th

  • 9 AM – Age of Sigmar Tournament


Black Hills Con 2023

Have you always wanted to run your own panel at a convention? If so, you’ve arrived at the ideal location. Black cons enjoy it when their guests volunteer to host panels because they are a crucial component of conventions since attendees will get to participate and entertain with these panels. If you would like to host a panel then consider visiting the event’s hosting panel page for more information.

Cosplay Chess

Black Hills Con 2023

It’s entertaining to play a game of chess in which cosplayers take on the roles of specific chess pieces. You have up to 30 seconds for your death scene if your component is removed. Acting out is encouraged. How can you participate? Well

For the game of cosplay chess, participants and cosplayers need to transform into chess pieces.

If you are not familiar with the game of chess? don’t worry because their hosts Ryan and Jazmine will provide assistance. The Cosplay Contest Table will include a sign-up sheet for participants. First come, first served for spots!

AMV Contest

Black Hills Con 2023

If you’re unfamiliar with the phrase, anime music videos (AMVs) are made by fans and feature scenes from one or more Japanese animated films or television episodes set to music. These are the rules to follow if you want to submit a video.

  • Rule 1- Videos must be mostly animated (not live-action or still art)
  • Rule 2- All videos must be new: made (finished) after July 2021.
  • Rule 3- You may submit up to 4 original entries per person. 
  • Rule 4- All entries must be kept PG-13, with no nudity.
  • Rule 5- Videos must contain at least 75% non-repeating footage

They want Action/Adventure, Drama/Romance Comedy/Parody, Upbeat/Fun, and Potpourri.

How to Attend Black Hills Con 2023

Attending Black Hills Con 2023 is easy. You can purchase tickets online or at the door. The convention takes place from June 23rd to, June 25th at the The Monument, so be sure to mark your calendar and plan accordingly.

If you’re an anime fan looking for a fun and exciting event to attend in 2023, be sure to check out Black Hills Con. With its wide variety of panels, workshops, and events, this convention is a must-see for any fan of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to meet other fans, shop for merchandise, and have a weekend of anime-related fun!

Published on: May 26, 2023

Author: Lolita Rogers

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