Welcome to J1-Con, The Animation & Gaming Expo!

Welcome to J1-Con – once known as Philadelphia’s #1 anime convention has moved to Atlantic City! Are you a fan of animation, cosplay, gaming (tabletop, card and console), artists, vendors, panels, and live music? You’ve come to the right convention! You can enjoy all of that here, for a GREAT PRICE!

Check out the awesome anime commercial by our partners over at Studio YGKrow

Established in Philadelphia (2012) under the J1 Studios LLC brand, J1-Con is a convention that focuses on animation, gaming, comic books, art, music, education and content creation. J1-Con is known for being the longest running 100% Black-owned anime convention in the United States, bringing a diverse audience of cosplayers, artists, vendors, musical acts, families, and students together in order to celebrate the love they share for geek pop culture. J1-Con was also nominated for “Event of the Year” at the Philly Geek Awards!

The 2023 convention will be held at the SHOWBOAT HOTEL located at 801 Boardwalk!


FRI. (Nov. 3): 

8pm – 11pm: *FREE* All Ages COSPLAY PROM PARTY (2nd Floor of the Showboat Hotel in the BOURBON ROOM formerly THE HOUSE OF BLUES)

SAT. (Nov. 4):

10am – 9pm: CONVENTION (Vending Floor Open)


9pm – 2am: 18+ AFTER PARTY (2nd Floor of the Showboat Hotel in the BOURBON ROOM formerly THE HOUSE OF BLUES)

SUN. (Nov. 5):

10am – 6pm: CONVENTION (Vending Floor Open)


Proof of vaccination nor masks are required. While masks are not required, they are strongly encouraged. The C.D.C. strongly recommends that all persons, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in public, especially indoors, and maintain social distancing when possible.