AD Main Menu

Senshi-Con brings anime-ted crowd downtown

Victoria Barber
Vendors sold plush toys and leather costuming, artists took commissions for work and, of course, there were comic books.
Kerry Tasker
Xavier Dumoap, Victoria Dumoap and Ruben Ramirez went the object head route with their costume (yes--that is really what it's called, and it means exactly what sounds like).
Kerry Tasker
Attendees of Senshi-Con 2013
Kerry Tasker
Senshi-Con director Braxton Bundick said the event for anime fans keeps growing. "It's about everyone that likes the same genre coming together and being accepted and networking," he said. "It used to be looked down upon, but it's this amazing thing where nerds are the great thing."
Kerry Tasker
The line of people waiting to get in stretched down 5th Avenue and lasted hours, turning many heads in the meantime.
Kerry Tasker
Kara Miller, 17, bends over backwards for Maria Roelfs, 21. The two are dressed as characters from The Last Airbender.
Kerry Tasker
Kati Chudnofsky said she chose to dress as the Black Widow because she and the character have qualities in common. They have both faced challenges due to their Russian descent and "She inspires me to feel confident."
Kerry Tasker
Senshi-Con had several game rooms going at once, with everything from card and board games to computer games and even pinball.
Kerry Tasker

dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"

Over 1,500 people, many dressed as their favorite anime, manga and superhero characters, crowded the Egan Center for the first day of Senshi-Con 2013 on Saturday, Sept. 28. 

dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"

The heading-turning line--dotted through with people in candy-colored wigs, superhero tights, and steampunk attire--stretched down 5th Avenue and lasted hours. 

dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"

Organizers said it was a record busting year for attendence, with almost as many people coming through by the late afternoon of the first day as the entire year prior. 

dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;"

Senshi-Con will continue through Sunday, Sept. 29. 

Senshi-Con
Victoria Barber
Anchorage
Contact Victoria Barber at or on