With El Paso’s WinterCon finishing up this past Saturday in Texas, you’re probably wondering if there’s something closer to home. Well, if you’re in Indianapolis or St. Louis next week, you’re in luck!

What: Anime Crossroads
When: Friday, December 16, 2011 to Sunday, December 18, 2011
Where: Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Indianapolis’ Anime Crossroads will be held December 16-18th at the Indianapolis Marriott East. The convention features cosplay events, AMV contests, panels, and more!

Family-friendly events such as arcade gaming, cosplay panels and dance parties are available. For those of us who are more “naughty” than “nice”:  there are panels available for the 18+ crowd such as the Hentai Maid Cafe, and Yaoi readings.

Need to get some last-minute holiday shopping done? Anime Crossroads is hosting a number of dealers and artists, including Anime Palace, House of Anime, Anime Pavilion, Magic of Collecting, Collectors Universe, Dragon Song Forge, Strictly Anime, Yuki Pearl and Jade, Anime Klub, Hen Da Nae, and Cospa US.

Guests include: Todd Haberkorn, Vic Mignogna, Monica Rial, Samantha Inoue-Harte, Robert & Emily DeJesus, Doug Smith, David Williams, and The d20 Girls.

Featuring music from DJs Ohio Hardcore.

Don’t forget to check out the Hotel Registration Special: register to stay two nights or more at the Indianapolis Marriot East for the convention, and receive two FREE three-day adult badges for the event! Go to Anime Crossroads’ site for more information.

At door rates are as follows (or buy online at eventbrite.com):

  • 3Day Passes – Adult: $45, Child: $35
  • 2Day Passes (Fri-Sat or Sat-Sun) – Adult: $35, Child: $25
  • Friday Only – Adult: $25, Child: $15
  • Saturday Only – Adult: $30, Child: $20
  • Sunday Only – Adult: $20, Child: $10

For more information, please visit the Anime Crossroads Official Website.


What: Bishie Con Cabaret
When: Saturday, December 17th – Sunday, December 18th.
Where: Crowne Plaza Clayton, 7750 Carondelet Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105

For more mature audiences, Bishie Con Cabaret will be held on the weekend of December 17-18th. The Yaoi and Slash convention is run by the organizers of Kawa Kon.

A broad range of events include a crossplay contest, a fanfiction contest, a YMV contest, open karaoke, a Red Light Disco, Yaoi Bedtime Stories, game shows like Newlyweds: Bishie Style, an art show and auction, and much more!

Guests include: Emirain, creators of the webcomic Teahouse.

Featuring performances by Yaoi Comedian Warky T. Chocobo, and Strip Magician Gorgeous Phineas!

Tickets are $25 at the door. For those of you who missed pre-registration: get there early for the chance to score brunch tickets as well! Bishie Con is an 18+ event which requires ID.

For more information, please visit Bishie Con’s Official Website.

Do you have any events you would like us to announce on the site? Have any convention pictures you’d like to share with us? We’d like to know! Please e-mail me at annie.barbe[at]the-games-blog.com.

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