Status Active
Location Toronto, Ontario
Country Canada
First held 2008
Official website

Dotcon is a Canadian Anime Convention that is non-profit and fan-run. Dotcon has continuously supported local charity Second Harvest.

Dotcon is a cultural convention, focusing on promoting arts, media and popular culture from East Asia. Since anime is a big part of popular culture from Japan, it is one of the aspects that is focused on at Dotcon, but it isn't the only one! Dotcon also wants to promote literature, visual arts, movies, music, fashion, etc. - and not just from Japan, but also from China and Korea.

Dotcon's motto is that it is a 'fan-run revolution!' This is the basis of Dotcon because one of their goals is to encourage fans - particularly youths - to get involved in the larger community and be more aware of and educated about the culture they participate in; for example, about cross- cultural topics as well as how fandom is represented in the larger community.

The name "Dotcon" came from a few different ideas: for one, it's taking place in Toronto - 'the TDot'! Proud of being Torontonians, Dotcon wants to demonstrate how diverse and rich the culture in Toronto really is. Visually, a dot is small and brief, but is also emphatic punctuation - just as the convention is a small convention organized by a small group of people, but in the end it also has important goals and important things to say - namely, that fans can make a difference!

Dotcon's mascot is a character named 'Dot'. He is the younger sibling to his brother Uzumaki and sister Maruko. He's a shy elementary schoolboy by day, superhero by night... except that no one believes him.

Dotcon History - Locations and Dates

Dates Location Atten. Guests Raised for Charity
November 15-16, 2008 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 1200 Artbeat, Camino, Caitlin Glass, DJ VERSAILLES, Dylan Dias, Fo'Real Dance Crew, Kaze-hime, Cherami Leigh, Misako Rocks!, Masakazu Morita, Niverse, Chris Patton, Kari Wahlgren [1] $423
November 13-14, 2009 Four Points Sheraton Toronto Airport 500 Takuya Angel, Hoshi*Furu, Takahiro Mizushima, Wendy Powell [2] Unknown
November 13-14, 2010 Yorkland Hotel TBA DJ Omega Zero and Nicky Styles, Chris Cason, Cliff Goodman, Liana Kerzner, Luzmelt, Wendy Powell, Jody Rodier, Adam Smith, Eric Vale [3] $533.50 [4]
November 12, 2011 Yorkland Hotel TBA DJ Omega Zero, Blood, Alexandra Gerlach, Cliff Goodman, Liana Kerzner, and Jody Rodier. TBA


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