So basically now is the time to register for the best anime conventions in Dallas, A-Kon 25 and Anime Fest 2014 and look out for the new ANT convention in Fort Worth in November.
In case you are new to the whole anime convention scene, the biggest con to look out for is A-Kon, this year being held at the Hilton Anatole for the second year. Last year over 27,000 people attended and yes pretty much the entire hotel was booked but there are many surrounding overflow hotels.
A-Kon this year is June 6-8 and the last day to pre-register is April 27th. Pre-reg price is at $55 for a weekend pass and I'm telling you it only gets more expensive if you decide to not pre-reg and just get the ticket at the door. Currently at the door ticket prices have not been posted but we can guess its not going to be cheap. Pre-reg is going to be your best price option at A-Kon, and if you already pre-registered months ago, then good for you, you got the best deals!
Thats right, the earlier you do it, the better the price!
Register ASAP at http://www.A-Kon.com
Anime Fest this year will once again be held at The Sheraton in Downtown Dallas. This year however the dates have changed from labor day weekend to August 15-18, this sucks for us that liked having the labor day con, because now I actually have to use up vacation time at work. ugh.
Anyway Anime Fest is a smaller con, last year about 5,000 people attended.
In my opinion it is very well put together and a perfect con to get you into the swing of "big" cons.
Tickets right now are at $35 for a Friday-Monday pass and they will go up after the end of April. Pre-register at http://animefest.org
New for the second year is Anime North Texas.
I was unable to check this out last year due to a wedding I attended but I actually might go about and check this one out to see how the beginning cons are. Anime North Texas a.k.a ANT will have its second year November 14-16 at the Radisson in Fort Worth. Tickets right now start at $25 and go up depending if you want a VIP pass etc. more information is at http://animenorthtexas.com