Cobb County, Ga. — (October 19, 2023) — Anime Weekend Atlanta (AWA) celebrates its 20th anniversary in Cobb County at the Cobb Galleria Centre and the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel & Convention Center on October 26 through October 29. This four-day action-packed convention is the Southeast’s largest celebration of Japanese anime, manga, and cosplay.

This annual convention provides a place for fans of Japanese animation and manga to come together and enjoy the festivities, as well as educate attendees about the culture and history. AWA is the only place in the Southeast where you can find Japanese Seiyuu (voice actors), music, fashion guests, and leading English voice actors and musicians in one place. Panels, guest speakers, video games, cosplay galleries, and artist allies are a few of the many activities that take place during the weekend.

AWA is recognized as one of the most popular Japanese animation conventions in the United States and one of North America’s top ten attended anime conventions. It has been a part of the Atlanta community since 1995 and moved to Cobb County in 2003. AWA started with approximately 4,500 attendees and is now hosting more than 30,000; this convention has become so incredibly successful at the Cobb Galleria Centre that they plan to move to downtown Atlanta to a larger location.

“The Cobb Galleria Centre has consistently collaborated with us to meet our needs and exceed our expectations,” said Faisal Ahmed, CEO of Anime Weekend Atlanta. “We are grateful to celebrate 20 years of hosting Anime Weekend Atlanta in Cobb County.

Anime Weekend Atlanta and the Cobb Galleria Centre continue into the 20th year, providing attendees with a fun and safe environment. This year’s AWA guests include various actors, musicians, vocalists, fashion brands, and more for attendees to meet and enjoy.

To purchase tickets and view the full Anime Weekend Atlanta schedule of events, visit On-site registration will also be available.


Cobb Travel & Tourism is a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization, working to bring visitors to Cobb County. Cobb Travel & Tourism is the only organization positioned to market Cobb County and all of its assets as a 365-day destination. As the leading industry in Cobb County, tourism has a significant economic impact.

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