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Tekko 2024: Anime, Gaming and Japanese Pop Culture

From July 18 through July 24, Tekko 2024 returns to the Pittsburgh, bringing with it a whirlwind of anime, gaming, and Japanese pop culture delights. As Pennsylvania’s largest anime convention, Tekko draws in nearly 12,000 passionate fans from across the globe, transforming the region into a hub of creativity and camaraderie.

At Tekko, enthusiasts immerse themselves in the world of their favorite anime series, connecting with fellow fans and discovering the latest trends in Japanese pop culture. From thrilling cosplay competitions and exclusive anime screenings to interactive workshops and panel discussions with industry luminaries, the lineup promises something special for every attendee.

a group of people playing instruments and performing on a stageFeatured guests this year include voice actors Chris Hackney, Jessica Calvello, David Vincent, Emi Lo, Ben Balmaceda, Landon McDonald; Dystopia-pop idol PAiDA; and Kpop/Jpop choreographer Smuckers. There will also be musical performances from Creep-P, Ash Da Hero, and MOGRA. Cosplay guests include Midnight Pursona, HylianCream Cosplay, Tunaphish, Sarcasm-himé, Paige Knovice, Rakumaroo, Horror Queen Cosplay, MC Jez Roth, and Ely Renae.

The marketplace at Tekko is a treasure trove for collectors and fans alike. Whether you’re hunting for rare collectibles, seeking out custom artwork, or eager to snag the newest manga releases, Tekko’s exhibitors and artists’ alley offer endless shopping possibilities. It’s the perfect place to find unique items that add a touch of anime magic to your collection.

Cosplay takes center stage at Tekko, where attendees showcase their creativity with intricate costumes inspired by beloved characters from anime, manga, and video games. The convention buzzes with the energy of these vibrant outfits, celebrating the artistry and passion behind each creation.

Delve deeper into your interests with Tekko’s diverse panels and workshops. Explore behind-the-scenes insights into anime production, brush up on your language skills with cultural workshops, or sharpen your cosplay crafting techniques with hands-on sessions led by experts. Whether you’re a newcomer or a seasoned enthusiast, there’s always something new to learn and explore.

Gaming enthusiasts will find their haven at Tekko’s expansive gaming zone. Dive into tournaments, test your skills with new game demos, or indulge in nostalgic throwbacks with retro gaming setups. It’s an exciting opportunity to connect with fellow gamers and experience the latest in gaming trends firsthand.

Tekko is presented by a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society (PittJCS) . They’ve been bringing fans together for more than 15 years at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Adventures in the Strip District!

We invite all attendees of Tekko 2024 to put your problem-solving prowess to the test with a themed escape room adventure here at 2420 Penn Avenue in the Strip District! Bold Escape Rooms is located mere minutes away from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Bold Escape Rooms offers immersive, cinematic and story-driven experiences to challenge and thrill players of all skills. Players must work together to find clues, solve puzzles, and discover the secrets of each mission.

Confront a maniac when you’re Stalked By A Killer, solve the experiments to Create A Clone or dance into the most rad decade ever when you Bring Back The 80s! Save money when you book your room in advance online with promo code tekko15