What You’ll Do



Outstanding Programming

We host the region’s premier Japanese culture panels, in association with Dragon 5280. From history to food, live performances and more, explore the best of Japan.


Anime Bar

Denver’s original anime bar, featuring a custom drink menu designed around our Guests of Honor. Cash and credit cards are accepted. You must be 21+ to enter, so have your ID ready.

Late Saturday night, join Kieran Strange and WE ARE THE CHAOS for a bawdy British sing-a-long acoustic show!


Maid Café

Join us at the COAF maid café, hosted by Kirei Cosplay Café. They’ll be doing shows all weekend long in the Vail room.


Manga Library

The only manga library at a Colorado convention, our collection of nearly 600 volumes of manga has all your current favorites and all the favorites you didn’t know you had yet. Check your bags on the way in, take a load off, grab some manga, and dive into another world.


Photo Shoots

Need a place to meet up and take photos with your friends? Featuring two professional lighting and backdrop setups, our Photo Shoot room is waiting to help show off your cosplays. First-come first-served. COAF organizes group photoshoots and meetups ahead of time. Check the convention schedule for times and locations.


Quiet Room

With all the excitement of the convention, sometimes the thing you need the most is to get away from it all. There’s no talking allowed in our quiet room, so it’s the perfect place to go when you need to decompress.


Tabletop Gaming

Where else but the tabletop gaming room can you clear a haunted house or go insane trying, fight giant monsters in Tokyo with your own giant monster, build a train route from San Francisco to Miami by way of Chicago, trade your wood for your friend’s sheep (or ruin a friendship when they won’t accept), capture treasure from a sinking island, sink your friend’s battleship, and pit your favorite anime characters against each other and argue your way to victory—all in one afternoon?

If you’ve got a badge, you’ve got a ticket to play some of the best tabletop games ever made. Our game room has so many to play, we can’t list them all. Stop by and see for yourself! Plus, check the poster outside of the room for our Magic: The Gathering tournament schedule and gathering times for various card games.


Video Gaming Room

We’ve partnered with local companies Boss Stage Arcade & Anime and Arcadency to put together a unique, amazing VGR experience with 18 arcade games and various console systems.


Video Room

Watch a mix of dubbed and subtitled anime with your friends on the big screen, featuring full HD video and surround sound. We show a variety of titles, from the classics to new releases, so join us as we show the anime you love and the anime you’re about to fall in love with.

And late each night, we put on something a little more comfortable and show hentai, so have your ID at the ready for some 18+ entertainment.


Unique Events

Join us at our original event, COAF Character Encounters: Speed Q&A, where we combine the popular “Ask a Character” panels with a speed dating format.



Here at Colorado Anime Fest, we’re a family. We pay tribute to our staff while raising money for great causes.

2018 Charity: Youth on Record
In honor of: Ben Bullock, COAF staffer and rave DJ
Amount raised: TBD!

2017 Charity: Urban Peak
In honor of: Neal Feldman, father to COAF staffers Amber, Sammi and Tanya.
Amount raised: $5,000

2016 Charity: ALS Association: Rocky Mountain Chapter
In honor of: Rita Gonzales, mother to staffer Revae Jones
Amount raised: $1,100


All your faves!

Panels, cosplay contest, cosplay chess, AMVs—we have those and more. But you won’t spend all weekend in lines.