Anime Milwaukee (AMKE), Wisconsin’s largest anime and Japanese cultural event, starts Friday, Feb. 15 and runs through Sunday, Feb. 17. AMKE activities are taking place at the Wisconsin Center and Hyatt Regency Milwaukee.
The all-ages anime convention offers 24-hour entertainment for the duration of the convention, providing night owls and early birds alike with plenty of fun!
This event features popular attractions for the whole family, including:
- Cosplay Competition Masquerade
- Charity Ball
- Two high-energy, all-night dances led by DJs from around the world
- Cultural programming in association with numerous local Japanese and Asian businesses and educational organizations
- Special guests such as local and international illustrators, writers, and cosplay experts
- Manga Library (children’s programming)
- Cosplay Combat Chess event (children’s programming)
Welcoming more than 10,000 attendees to downtown Milwaukee, the convention is expected to have a $3 million economic impact for the city. All three floors of the Wisconsin Center will be filled with vendors, artists, video game entertainment, programming, over 20 special guests, and more. Connected by skywalk, the Hyatt will host AMKE events as well.
WHERE: Wisconsin Center
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
WHEN: See Full Schedule
Friday, Feb 15: Starts at 9 a.m.
Saturday, Feb 16: 24 hours
Sunday, Feb 17: Ends at 4 p.m.
WHO: Interview organizers, participants, guest Anime voice talent, and vendors; most in Anime-inspired costume.
About Anime Milwaukee
Anime Milwaukee (AMKE) is an annual three-day all-ages convention celebrating Japanese animation and culture. Organized by parent company Entertainment & Cultural Promotion Society (ECPS), AMKE contributes $3 million in total economic impact and boasts an attendance of over 10,000. To register, or for more information about the 2019 Anime Milwaukee event and its programming, visit www.AnimeMilwaukee.org.
About VISIT Milwaukee
VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region. Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brings in over $5 billion to the community. VISIT Milwaukee has over 680 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs. For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit www.visitmilwaukee.org.