CoreCon hosts Anime Center to ensure a prolific venue for all things anime. Of course we’ll be showing anime throughout the convention, as well as offering anime panels to help educate people on the many styles and titles. The Anime Center also hosts a variety of activities all throughout CoreCon including Make Your Own Mascot, Cat Ear Creation, Suminagashi (an ancient Japanese technique for decorating paper), and Cosplay Cafe.
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