Color Your World
Animate! Miami is a revamped addition to the running slate of conventions dedicated to Miami’s geek scene — this time focusing purely on anime and animation. Voice actors form the bulk of the celebrity (the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic cast will hold court at 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Exhibition Room Stage), and cosplay — dressing as one’s favorite characters — is a major draw. Learn how to get your Captain Planet outfit just right at one of the various instructional panels (Make-Up & Wigs for Cosplay, 4:15 p.m. Friday, Panel Room B), or try your luck at one of the cosplay contests (Costume Competition, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, MACC 1 Ballroom). Whether your leanings are Adult Swim or anime, there’s something for any animation fanatic.
The con runs from Friday through Sunday at the Doubletree Miami Airport & Convention Center (711 NW 72nd Ave., Miami). Events start at 2 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets cost from $20 for a Friday or Sunday pass to $45 for a three-day pass. Although passes will be available at the door, online registration is recommended: Visit animatemiami.eventbee.com.
Fri., Jan. 18, 2 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 19, 11 a.m.; Sun., Jan. 20, 11 a.m., 2013
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