Akimatsuri is an annual 1-day event, held in the late fall and serves as a light version of the main convention, with a style based upon on the school, cultural and seasonal festivals held in Japan. It also includes many of the traditional Anime Evolution events on a smaller scale including panels, video and AMV showings, gaming, artists, and vendors.

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Akimatsuri will be held on Saturday November 23rd, 2023 from 10am to 6pm at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University on 8771 Lansdowne Rd in Richmond, B.C.

Tickets will be $20 and can be purchased at the door. We accept cash, debit and credit (Visa or MasterCard).

Pre-Registration for the event will be online near the event date. 

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Do you have an idea for a panel, workshop, contest, or game you’d like to run at Akimatsuri? If so, we want to hear it! Once we receive your idea we will contact you with more details. Please note that due to the volume of requests, submitting this form will not necessarily guarantee that your panel will be approved. Requests will be responded to on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information about submissions, please see our Panel Information page.

Our 2023 Schedule is live with our maps!

Table Top gaming will feature the following MTG Events:

CHAOS Booster Draft – 2:30 PM

The Streets of New Capenna Sealed – 11:00AM and on-demand

You can find the more details here: Tabletop Gaming Schedule

Artists / Vendors

Are you an Artist or Vendor? We welcome you to bring your arts, crafts, wares and merchandise to Anime Evolution’s Akimatsuri in Richmond! 

Registrations for having a table at the event will be going live near the end of summer.  Please stay tuned for more details.

Please see below our map for 2023.



We’re looking for hardworking people with a positive attitude to join our volunteer team! If you think you’ve got what it takes and want to be a part of the team helping to make AE Akimatsuri great, we would love to have you.  Registration for volunteering will go live near the end of summer.