Game Shows


Cosplay Human Chess: The black and white return to fight at Animenext!

Solar flares hitting the earth? Hearing about “super moons”? We got you covered! The Cosplay Chess theme for 2017 is extra ‘stellar’ as it’s SUN VS MOON! It’s a battle of celestial proportions this year on the cosplay chess stage! While we extend this invitation to ALL light or dark themed characters, we are looking especially for emphasis on any monster or character themed around Fire/Sun or Moon/Darkness. If you have a cosplay in this vein we want YOU! The theme is NOT about good vs evil, all we care about is Sun/light vs dark/Moon related characters by visual style, what magic they might use, plot related themes, etc. And don’t forget Animenext is open to both Japanese AND Western animation/videogames/comics.

Match Game: Watch as our fabulous guests match wits with you and the rest of the audience in this exciting game of Mad-Libs based on the hit television show, with an otaku twist! This game is so full of _______ you’ll be sorry if you miss it!

Dating Game (All Ages): Think you’d only see the pairing of your dreams in crossover fanfic? Come check out the Dating Game! Our lovely bachelorettes and handsome bachelors from various anime, manga and video games are out for love and wacky hijinks the likes of which you’ve never seen!

Baggage: Everyone has some embarrassing, gross, unique, or weird about themselves, This goes double for our favorite Anime, Manga and video game characters. In Baggage, an eligible single character will have 3 characters to choose from, but each of them have 3 secrets to reveal about themselves that could make or break the relationship before it begins! Will we have a happy couple or will the final piece of baggage be the drill that broke the robots back? You’ll have to come out to find out for sure!

Unlike the dating game, you *must* be 18 to attend; IDs WILL be checked at the door. Don’t forget to bring an official photo ID with your date of birth on it or you will NOT be allowed in. No exceptions!

Name That Tune: Do you have the entire soundtrack to your favorite series memorized? Can you recognize “Moonlight Densetsu” 3 bars in? Then you might have what it takes to win Name That Tune! All contestants are chosen from the audience, so come on down for your chance at some nice prizes if you know your tunes!

AnimeNEXT Jeopardy: “I’ll take Con Game Show Intros for 400, Alex!” “This question-based game show rocked the house last year and has returned to hurl trivia and fabulous prizes at our contestants selected from the audience to pit their wits and plumb the depths of trivial knowledge.” “What is AnimeNEXT Jeopardy?!”