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!

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!

Hosted by J1 Studios (famously known for creating comics (Super Bounty J1, Lime Rind: The Rogue Samurai, Cyl’vr, Mega Ran: Random Lyricism, & Angel Savior), novels, ( Xeo Nexus, and The Gunslinger Swordsman), games (VT Heroes, Rival Aim: Defend or Die, Flawless Heart Charm, & J1 Studios Battle Remix) and The J1 Studios Video Game Remix Collection (featuring songs from Super Mario Bros., Sonic The Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong Country, Super Street Fighter IV, Marvel vs Capcom 3 & Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3). This is a convention held by fans for fans. Represent your nerd status- and get hype for the most amazing time of your life!

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


FRI. (Nov. 3): 

8pm – 11pm: All Ages COSPLAY PROM PARTY (2nd Floor of the Showboat Hotel)

SAT. (Nov. 4):

10am – 7pm: CONVENTION (Vending Floor Open)

7:30pm – 9pm: COSPLAY CONTEST & Playstation 5 Raffle

10pm – 2am: 18+ After Party (2nd Floor of the Showboat Hotel)

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.