ANIME WEEKEND ATLANTA IS A HOME RUN
ATLANTA – Anime Weekend Atlanta, the largest Anime convention in the Southeast, and the 2021 World Series took place across the street from each other on Halloween weekend. Coming back from a one-year hiatus, over 15,000 Anime enthusiasts came together in person for the four-day celebration.
“We were thrilled with the incredible support we received from the Cobb County public safety and transportation agencies who helped to safely navigate the record-breaking crowds that converged on the Galleria and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre campuses,” said Michele Swann, General Manager & CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority. “It was a true test of the infrastructure serving our venues, Truist Park and The Battery Atlanta.”
Anime Weekend Atlanta successfully took place Oct. 28-31 in conjunction with Major League Baseball’s World Series games 3, 4 and 5 at Truist Park, located directly across the pedestrian bridge from Cobb Galleria Centre. Approximately 2,500 hotel room nights were filled as a result of the Anime convention.
Anime Weekend Atlanta provides a place for fans of Japanese animation, manga and cosplay to come together as well as educate attendees about the history and culture. Panels, guest speakers, video games, cosplay galleries, and artist alleys are a few of the many activities that take place during the weekend.
Anime Weekend Atlanta held its first convention in 1995 and came to the Cobb Galleria Centre in 2003 with more than 4,500 attendees. It has been recognized as one of the most popular Japanese animation conventions in the United States and one of the top 10 attended anime conventions in North America.
Cobb Galleria Centre is actively hosting events in accordance with its Safety First protocols, with a focus on six main areas that include cleanliness, ventilation, employee hygiene and wellness, physical distancing, food and beverage, and event planner and contractor guidelines. More information can be found at cobbgalleria.com/reopening.
About Anime Weekend Atlanta
Anime Weekend Atlanta, or AWA, is a four-day celebration of celebration of Japanese culture, anime (animation) and manga (comics), with a dash of general pop-culture that takes place at the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta. It is the largest anime convention in the Southeast. Next year’s AWA will be held October 27-30, 2022. For more information, visit awa-con.com.
About Cobb Galleria Centre
The Cobb Galleria Centre is located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta. Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premier convention facility with
320,000 square feet of event space, four exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, four executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. For more information, visit cobbgalleria.com and follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/CobbGalleria, on Twitter at @CobbGalleria and on Instagram at instagram.com/cobbgalleria/.
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