Animate! Columbus

It's an ANIMATION CELEBRATION at GalaxyCon Presents ANIMATE! Join us for 3 days of anime, animation, cosplay, and more!

We feature entertainment, Q&As, video and tabletop gaming, panels, costume contests, cosplay wrestling, and so much more fandom for you to explore.

Tickets On Sale Now!

We look forward to seeing you June 9-11, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center

 If you have questions, please email

Location & Hours


Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High St
Columbus, OH 43215
(954) 231-0574‬

Exhibition Hall Hours

FRIDAY: 2pm to 8pm
SATURDAY: 10am to 8pm
SUNDAY: 10am to 6pm

Event Hours

FRIDAY: 2pm to 2am
SATURDAY: 10am to 2am
SUNDAY: 10am to 8pm



Be more than an attendee! Find applications for volunteers, panels, fan groups, professional creators, entertainment, press, and more at the link below!

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  • East Surface Lot, 80 E Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215
  • South Garage, 50 E Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Vine Street Garage, 37 Vine Street, Columbus, OH 43215
  • Goodale St. Parking Garage, 70 East Goodale Street, Columbus, OH 43215
  • North Surface Lot, 50 E Goodale Street, Columbus, OH 43215


Come in costume or come as you are! Take part in our legendary Costume and Cosplay Contests with awesome prizes & famous cosplay guest judges! Compete for over $4,000 in cash, plus medals, trophies, and bragging rights!

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The Info & Disability Assistance Booth is located inside the registration area. We’re happy to help any attendee that requires assistance information regarding accessibility.

For more information click here


For any questions please email 

Guest Suggestion

In the event of any postponement, all tickets shall be transferred to the rescheduled dates.
 Animate! Columbus will have enhanced health, safety and hygiene procedures in place. Please note that any public location where people are present provides an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19. All persons present at Animate! Columbus, including but not limited to, attendees, guests, exhibitors, volunteers, contractors, and staff voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.