Post Convention Survey

We are always trying to learn and grow.  As a fan-oriented convention, there is no better source than you attendees to better direct our efforts.  If you take just a few minutes, you can help us understand how to run a more enjoyable convention weekend.  Do we need more guests?  More ribbons?  More exhibitors?  More panels?  Let us know, and we will try our best to accommodate 🙂

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Registration

Weekend Pre-Reg

$3500Until Nov. 21
  • Weekend Badge
  • Printed Program

At-the-door Weekend Reg

4000Nov. 22-23
  • Weekend Badge
  • Printed Program

At-the-door Saturday Reg

$3000Nov 22-23
  • Saturday Badge
  • Printed Program

At-the-door Sunday Reg

2500Nov. 22-24
  • Sunday Badge
  • Printed Program
WeekendSat. OnlySun. Only
Until Oct. 23$30
Until Nov. 21$35
At-the-Door$40$30$25

Friday (Preview Night) is Free!

Location

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Embassy Suites by Hilton

1000 Woodward Pl NE

Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 245-7100

The Embassy Suites by Hilton is Con-Jikan’s new home for Year Seven! Located just off of the Big I, the Embassy will play host to a larger exhibits hall, improved AV support, and a wealth of beautiful settings for cosplayers to take photos and play! In addition to the convention, the all-suite hotel offers a fitness center, Wi-Fi, complimentary evening reception, multiple dining and coffee options, and more!

Starting @ $122/night

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Program

We are proud to announce our programming schedule is set for year 7!  Fan panels, guest slates, gaming tournaments, anime screenings and much much more.  Check it out below and get a head start on planning out your Con-Jikan weekend.

Download Our Printed Program! (.pdf)
Visit our online program!

Featured Special Guests

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Screenings

What’s an anime convention without showing anime?  Well it’s still an anime convention but that’s beside the point.  It’s still nice to go into a dark room and watch something you might have had a passing interest in, or watch your favorite with your friends, or just to get away from the crowds for an hour or two.  Click below to see what we will be showing over the weekend.

The Perfect Insider

5:00 PM

The Perfect Insider

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2015

Genre: mystery, psychological, thriller

Friday 5:00 PM

Sohei Saikawa along with the daughter of his mentor, Moe, visit the remote lab of the reclusive genius programmer Shiki Magata, but everything is not what is seems. Soon after arriving they and the other visiting guests discover a gruesomely murdered body of Shiki in her isolated and extremely secured lab.

Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?

6:00 PM

Problem Children are Coming from Another World, aren't they?

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2013

Genre: action, comedy, fantasy

Friday 6:00 PM

Izayoi, Asuka, and You are three extraordinary teenagers who want something different. Suddenly they receive invitations to the “Little Garden” by the Black Rabbit and are swept away to new world filled with adventure and challenges, putting their “gifts” to the test.

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

7:00 PM

Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2017

Genre: comedy, fantasy, slice of life

Friday 7:00 PM

Kobayashi is your average office worker living a boring life. One drunken night on her way home she saves a dragon named Touru in distress. Now Touru, who can transform into a cute girl with horns and a tail will do anything to repay her debt to Kobayashi, whether she likes or not.

Yurikuma Arashi

8:00 PM

Yurikuma Arashi

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2015

Genre: drama, comedy, fantasy, psychological

Friday 8:00 PM

Years ago, bears coexisted with humans but when a meteor shower fell, the bears suddenly became hungry for human flesh. After, humans built the “Wall of Severance” separating the two civilizations. Kureha has a simple wish to spend her life with her classmate Sumika, but when their rendezvous ends in tragedy, Kureha vows revenge against the bears.

Love Lab

10:00 AM

Love Lab

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2013

Genre:  comedy, romance

Saturday 10:00 AM

At Fujisaki Girls Academy, student president Maki is the epitome of grace, but when Riko walks in on her practicing her kissing techniques on a pillow, a not so graceful act. Reluctantly Riko agrees to help Maki with her love research. Soon, the entire student council joins in the fun of the Love Lab!

Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler

11:00 AM

Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2017

Genre:  psychological, thriller, tournament

Saturday 11:00 AM

Hyakkao Private Academy by day seems to be your normal school for the children of the rich and powerful, but at night it turns into a gambling den, teaching the student in the art of dealing with money and people. Yumeko, a new transfer student, isn’t there just to play to win, but for the thrill of gambling.

No Game No Life

12:00 PM

No Game No Life

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2014

Genre: adventure, comedy, fantasy

Saturday 12:00 PM

Genius gamer siblings Sora and Shiro, known as “___”, an urban legend in online gaming for being unbeatable, receive an invitation by Tet to summon them to another world. A world where no violence is allowed and everything is decided by the result of games and “Humanity” has become one of the weakest of the 16 races.

Bring It On Ghost

1:00 PM

Bring It On Ghost

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2016

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Romantic Comedy

Saturday 1:00 PM

Park Bong-pal uses his ability to see ghosts to work as an exorcist. At a haunted high school he encounters Kim Hyun-ji, a high school student who became a wandering spirit. She believes that Bong-pal might hold the secret as to why she is a spirit and convinces him to let her move in as a roommate and ghost hunting partner.

Humanity Has Declined

3:00 PM

Humanity Has Declined

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2012

Genre: adventure, comedy, science fiction, supernatural

Saturday 3:00 PM

Due to declining birth rates, human civilization is all but extinct and the Earth is now dominated by fairies, tiny creatures with advanced technology, an obsession with sweets, and a complete disregard for human safety. A young girl who just finished her studies returns to her village to be the arbitrator between the town and the mischievous fairies.

Girls Last Tour

4:00 PM

Girls Last Tour

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2017

Genre: adventure, drama

Saturday 4:00 PM

In the ruins of a mega city ravaged by war since long passed into history, Chito and Yuuri travel among the abandoned buildings on their reliable Kettenkrad looking for their next meal.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

5:00 PM

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2006

Genre: comedy, science fiction, slice of life, supernatural

Saturday 5:00 PM

On the first day of school Haruhi introduces herself as having “no interest in ordinary humans” and asks for any aliens, time travelers, or espers to join her. Kyon who sits in front of her is the only person who talks to her. One day he unwittingly gives Haruhi the idea to start her own club, and thus the S.O.S Brigade is started.

Hyouka

6:00 PM

Hyouka

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2012

Genre: drama, mystery, romance

Saturday 6:00 PM

Oreki doesn’t like to waste energy and tends to follow the path of less resistance, but his older sister requested that he join the memberless Classic Literature Club of his high school. But one other student, Chitanda, has decided to join as well and Oreki doesn’t seem to be able to refuse her passionate gaze of curiosity.

Kingdom

7:00 PM

Kingdom

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2019

Genre: historical, fantasy, horror

Saturday 7:00 PM

Crown Prince Yi Chang becomes embroiled in a coup conspiracy and is forced to embark on a mission to investigate the spread of a mysterious plague. Accompanied by physician Seo-Bi, the enigmatic Yeong-Shin and personal guard Moo-Young, they must prevent the advance of the plague while addressing the coup attempt.

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

8:00 PM

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2015

Genre: adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy, romance

Saturday 8:00 PM

One day adventurer Bell Cranel, the only member of Hestia Familia, is saved by Aiz, the Sword Princess. This chance encounter spurs him to become stronger thanks also in part to a special skill.  With the help of his Goddess Hestia and others, he vows to grow strong enough to stand side-by side with Aiz and protect everyone.

Gunsmith Cats

9:00 PM

Gunsmith Cats

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: Unrated Year: 1995

Genre: action, comedy

Saturday 9:00 PM

Rally and her partner Minne May operate a gun-shop in Chicago and moonlight as bounty hunters. After nabbing a bounty, Collins from the ATF blackmails them into setting up a sting using the bounty to ferret out his supply chain. But no one expected that would link to the Russian mafia and a ex-KGB assassin.

Hells

10:00 PM

Hells

Runtime: 117min Age Rating: Unrated Year: 2008

Genre: action, comedy, drama, fantasy

Saturday 10:00 PM

When heading to school, Amagane Rinne dies in a traffic accident and suddenly arrives in an awkward school… in Hell. Struggling with this turn of events and wishing to go home she makes friends with her demon schoolmates.

Cowboy Bebop

10:00 AM

Cowboy Bebop

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 1998

Genre: action, drama, science fiction

Sunday 10:00 AM

Eking out a living from bounty to bounty, bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black on the spaceship Bebop travel from one end of the solar system to another, searching for their next pay day when they encounter legendary gambler Fay Valentine with a six million woolong price on her head.

Death Parade

11:00 AM

Death Parade

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-MA Year: 2015

Genre: drama, mystery, psychological

Sunday 11:00 AM

After death when there’s doubt whether one’s soul is either to go to the eternal void or reincarnation they arrive at the bar Quindecim. There the arbiter of the afterlife and bartender, Decim, challenges them to the Death Game, wherein they wager their “lives” and reveal their true natures.

Super Rookie

12:00 PM

Super Rookie

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: Unrated Year: 2005

Genre: comedy

Sunday 12:00 PM

Kang Ho is just an average guy with a college degree from second-rate university. When he takes a chance to apply at the same prestigious company that his successful classmate Bong-sam, he bungles the interview, but thanks to an error he gets hired. Struggling in a job he is unqualified for, he gets by with his enthusiasm and street smarts.

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

2:00 PM

Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2003

Genre: action, comedy, slice of life

Sunday 2:00 PM

In these more comedic side stories to Full Metal Panic! we follow Kaname, her war-freak bodyguard/classmate Sousuke and the rest of the cast in more mundane day to day events. Mundane events like using bomb defusing techniques on a shoe locker early in the morning because someone left a love letter for Sousuke.

Amagi Brilliant Park

3:00 PM

Amagi Brilliant Park

Runtime: 52min Age Rating: TV-14 Year: 2014

Genre: comedy, magic

Sunday 3:00 PM

Seiya is invited to an amusement park by the mysterious Isuzu, but what he thought was a date is actually a recruitment tour of the rundown Amagi Brilliant Park. Seiya is won over after meeting the leader of the park, Latifah who reveals that the park is a refuge for faires and is in danger of closing down.

Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone

4:00 PM

Lupin the Third: Jigen's Gravestone

Runtime: 51min Age Rating: Unrated Year: 2014

Genre: action

Sunday 4:00 PM

The country East Doroa is hosting the treasure called the Little Comet and Lupin & Jigen are planning to steal it. But they first have to navigate through the fortified border and a skilled sniper Yael, which is said no one survives after he makes a gravestone for that target.

Panelists and Superfan-Rooms

Panelist Information

Want to express your fandom?  Want to get free ticket to Con-Jikan?  Want to express your fandom AND get a free ticket to Con-Jikan??  Than panels may be the answer you’ve been looking for!

Fan panels are a cornerstone of any anime convention.  And Con-Jikan can’t do it alone, nor would we want to.  Fan panels are the best because it allows our whole community to have a voice in- and influence on Con-Jikan!

Historically, our fan panels fall under 2 categories: Presentation and Workshop/Gaming.  Presentations are done by one or more panelists who will relay something (typically commentary, context and/or humor) to their audience.  Workshop/Gaming panels are more meant to involve their audience in a structured group activity.

If you think you’d like to try your hand at hosting a panel this year, please fill out the application below.  The application itself has more details needed for prospective panelists.

Panel applications ARE NOW CLOSED!  Thank you for your submissions!

Superfan-Rooms!

A long time tradition of east coast conventions has made its way to Con-Jikan!

Superfan rooms are a great way to share your enthusiasm for [INSERT YOUR FANDOM HERE].

Your friends, club, or other organization may reserve a room to throw a party for all Con-Jikan attendees. These rooms may be themed and decorated in whatever way you like. Hosts will be expected to provide some sort of entertainment (games, movies, etc) and light refreshments (tea, lemonade, cookies, etc).

For further details on Con-Jikan’s superfan room program, read HERE. You can also refer to these blog posts here and here by Con-Jikan staffer Erica for more context and inspiration!

Do note: Con-Jikan will help by sponsoring HALF of the hotel room cost, but hosts will be required to pay the remaining cost, as well as any costs for decoration, entertainment, etc.  And Con-Jikan will not provide volunteers/staff for these rooms.

Please contact paul.franklin@con-jikan or erica.franklin@con-jikan.com with any questions.

Cosplay Masquerade

Looking to show off your awesome cosplay? Join us Saturday evening for the Con-Jikan Masquerade! Make sure to read the rules carefully, then you can register at Con-Jikan on Saturday November 23 between 10am-1pm. Online registration has closed, but do be sure to come by the info desk Saturday morning if you still want to participate!

Maid Café

We are thrilled to showcase the collaborative efforts of both Kerie Cosplay Café and Café Quartz at Con-Jikan this year!  They will be holding themed café sessions on both Saturday and Sunday with cosplay, live performances and snacks.  Tickets will be available day-of.  And be sure to follow their feed for updates!

Cosplay Chess

A Con-Jikan favorite, Cosplay Chess.  Ever wanted to see Shaggy cut down Dio?  Or Naruto rasengan ‘What’s-his-name’ from Re:Creators?  Well it is all possible in Cosplay Chess.  Come watch as two players and 32 cosplayers duke it out on the chess board.

We will be holding 2 sessions on Saturday and one more on Sunday.

If you’d like to participate, come by the information desk.  Space is limited.

Otaku Market

Need to clear out some of your old stuff?  Have some t-shirts from an anime you don’t watch from relatives?  But never had enough to do a full yard sale?  Come to Con-Jikan and sign up for our Otaku Market on Saturday 23rd at 8:00pm to 10:00pm.  Space is limited, so register now with the link below.  Bring your registration confirmation email with you on Saturday with the $10 fee.

Gaming

Gaming is a key component of Con-Jikan, and it comes in two stripes — video AND tabletop gaming.  No matter what kind of gamer you are, Con-Jikan will have a dazzling array of things for you to enjoy!  Game presence supported by:

  • Gamers Anonymous
  • Super Gamers Anonymous
  • Ettin Games & Hobbies
  • Raid Knight

Exhibitors and Artists

Timeline

  • Artist & Dealer Applications open: August 9

  • Artist Applications close for initial Jury: August 31

  • Waitlist Artist Application Opens: Sept 1

  • Accepted Artists/Dealers who applied by Aug 31 notified: Sept 7-14

  • Waitlist Artist Application/Dealer Application closes: October 18

  • Ribbon Design Deadline: October 25

  • Final Exhibitor Packet Sent: November 16

  • Con-Jikan Year 7: November 22-24

Frequently Asked Questions

How are the exhibitors picked for the hall? 
Dealers are screened for initial policy compliance, and then placed first-come, first serve. A space is not guaranteed for a dealer until it has been paid for, and another dealer may take your space if you do not pay or respond to the granting email within 7 days.
Artists are screened for initial policy compliance, then juried in order to bring variance and selection to the hall. The panel of jurors includes Con-Jikan staff and local mentors with connection to the anime and fandom community in Albuquerque. Our jury grades on quality, relevance, and creativity. Any artist who applied and passed our screening will be added to the waitlist in the instance of another artist dropping their spot. A space is not guaranteed for an artist until it has been paid for, and another artist may take your space if you do not pay or respond to the granting email within the time period stated.

Can I get a double space?
Dealer double spaces are granted based on availability, please contact exhibitors@con-jikan.com to request a double space.
Double spaces are not available for artists. If an artist would like a double space, they may purchase a dealer space for more room.

Dealers Booth

$250
  • 10×10′
  • Pipe and Drape
  • 2 Weekend Badges
  • 14 Available

Artist Table

$125
  • 6′ Table
  • Skirt and Tablecloth
  • 2 Weekend Badges
  • 30 Available

Volunteer

Volunteer application is now closed as of November 17th.  We are no long accepting volunteers due to high levels of interest this year.  Thank you for your interest this year and please apply next year!

Badges for Badges

Badges for Badges Is Back!

What is Badges for Badges?

Badges for Badges is a new program we have introduced last year for law enforcement, emergency services, or military personal. Eligible attendees will receive free entry to the convention, along with a discount for friends and family. We’d love for you and your family to join us for a fun weekend!

How do I get the badges?

Come in person to the registration desk during the convention, show your service I.D., and we’ll get you your convention badge.

Hope to see you there!

Amenities

Need some place to eat out and relax outside of the convention venue? Maybe looking for a drink to quench your thirst? Well look no further! We got a list here for everyone to use!

Restaurants:

  • Garcia’s Kitchen $
    • 1113 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Frontiers $
    • 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Holy Cow Burger $$
    • 700 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Naruto $
    • 2110 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • O Ramen $
    • 2114 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Grove Market Cafe $$
    • 600 Central Ave SE A, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Wanderlust Vegan Eatery $$
    • 1425 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Fast Food:

  • McDonalds $
    • 300 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Pharmacy/ Craft Supplies:

  • Walgreens
    • 2950 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Drinks:

  • Starbucks
    • 800 Broadway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
  • Cafe Lush
    • 700 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Print Shops:

  • FedEx Office Print & Ship Center
    • 2706 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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