The Buchtelite

Zipcon anime convention brings in 1,800

Attendees cosplay as Link (left) and Mega Man (right) in the Student Union.

By Preston Davis, Writer

February 24, 2016

More than 1,800 people filled the The University of Akron’s Student Union on Feb. 20 to attend Zipcon, a convention on Japanese animation, otherwise known as anime. The event, organized by UA's Akron Animation Association, was free to attend. Anime is a hand-drawn or animated medium present in comics,...

ZipCon

A portion of ZipCon tabling in the Student Union ballroom.

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

February 24, 2015

The Akron Anime Association hosted a one day anime convention from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Union. This is the second year the event has been held at UA and had around 1,000 students attend throughout the day, which is more than double the previous year.   Many attendees dressed up as character...