Anime Houston is host to a wide variety of entertainment, including mainstage acts, panels, gaming, and more!


Activities, Hang-outs, and Meetups



Video Gaming

Escape Room

Tabletop Gaming

Cosplay Meetups

Mainstage Acts


Kohei Hattori is an IFA United Nations international ambassador singer (Commanded by United Nations) who performs at anime conventions, Japanese festivals, and Asian festivals in the US.

He recorded a song for Aniplex Japan in 2021 May and now it’s on an anime called “Tokyo 24th Ward.” 

-Official MC at Japan Fest in NYC 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 

-Official MC at Houston Japan Festival 2018-2019.

Kohei has performed at Anime Conventions in the US such as Anime Expo LA 2018-2019, San Japan Texas, Anime California 2018 2019, Animinneapolis 2018, Liberty City Anime Con, Delta H Con 2018-2019, 2021 Animanga Expo 2018-2019 & 2021, Saikocon, Animenext, AnimeWTC 2019-2020, Ichibancon, Anime Iowa, Castle Point Anime Convention, Jafax, Mechacon, Colossalcon East, SwampCon, Anime Oasis, Anime Magic 2019 2021, New York Comic Con After Party, Anime NYC After Party, Anime Lubbock 2021 Ecchi Expo 2021 OKiCon 2021 Anime Dallas 2021, Oz-con 2022, Animarathon 2022 etc.


Providing multiple mainstage performances, Norsefyre creates engaging themed stage events incorporating a multitude of skills including aerial silks, juggling, acrobatics, LED spinning, and more. As the name suggests, Norsefyre also provides fire acts – due to insurance and safety requirements, no fire performances will be possible this year.

Norsefyre is a collaboration between artists, instructors, and performers which creates wonderful opportunities for the performing arts community. As well as inspiring and entertaining audiences all over the USA, Norsefyre has several touring academy instructors who travel and teach circus arts to aspiring performers and the casually interested alike.

Lair of the Demoness Escape Room

Escape from the clutches of a horrifying and seductive demoness in an exciting escape room experience inspired by the survival horror genre. Every thirteen years a sacrifice is offered to the tyrannical demoness Agniya to appease her bloodthirsty appetites. Drugged and bewildered, you awake to find yourself among the chosen in the dungeons of her lair. Will you and your friends escape her clawed grasp or will you fall to her wicked designs?

Do be aware that this program is rated 13+.

Inspired by the survival horror genre, this escape room/interactive experience hybrid is unlike any program you have experienced at a convention before!

Be sure to get your tickets now at pre-sale prices before they are sold out!

Cirque La Vie

Cirque La Vie is a Houston-based circus troupe which provides a broad range of circus performances to events of all kinds. Cirque La Vie will have a strong roving entertainment presence in the halls of Anime Houston.


PAiDA is a Japanese-English pop singing alien, performing anison and J-pop music since 2014 in Japan and the US. As time passed, her feelings towards humanity grew more and more complicated, so she began expressing these thoughts with the debut of her original EP “.first contact.” and 1st single “Future☆★Town”. PAiDA aims to have fun, learn more about life on this planet and help us into a better future.

Electronic Dance Party

Anime Houston plays host to an electronic dance party Friday and Saturday evening, produced by veteran voice actor and DJ Greg Ayres. Main Events is cleared of chairs and the room opened up for 3 hours of high-energy electronic dance music.

Please note that bags and large props are not permitted in the dance. Please secure your bags in a hotel room, or rent a locker from Pop Up Lockers!

Cosplay Competition

Join us for a wonderful cosplay competition hosted on the main stage Saturday evening – see final schedule for exact times.

Please note that all cosplay competition signups take place at con, in Con Ops. Advance signups are not accepted due to high no-show rates. Click here for rules and further details.

Texan Heat Nerdlesque

Established February 12th, 2016, Texan Heat Nerdlesque is one of the first nerdlesque-centric troupes based in Texas! Proudly queer-owned, we aim to share performances from individuals just as diverse as the fandoms where each of us reside! For 2022, we are going to give this show another go! We have an entirely My Hero Academia-themed nerdlesque show in store for Anime Houston! The UA students are all grown up, graduated, and are ready to showcase their skills alongside other veteran pro heroes. It is a plus ultra show for all adult fans of My Hero Academia, the Vigilantes spin-off, and/or its fandom-made alternate universes! Who knows, maybe a few villains will try to crash the party! We hope you enjoy the show!

Please take note that the Nerdlesque show is 18+.

18+ wristbands are picked up at Registration, or Con Ops after Registration hours. School or university identification cannot be accepted; state or federal ID must be provided. Non-resident foreign nationals may provide a government-issued passport.

Shōgeki Sumo

Shōgeki Sumo’s mission is to help break misconceptions such as the current social ideas of what Sumo Wrestling is and to show that it is a very “real” martial art and combat sport. The relationship between samurai and sumo reaches far into Japan’s history and culture, and that samurai spirit is something that our head coach Nicholas Ton tries to instill and bring out from the members, While competition is not required, the majority of our team trains to be competitive and we host an annual tournament as well as travel to other cities/states to compete in other tournaments as well. The burst of energy and adrenaline makes sumo as physically and mentally intense as any sport can be. We are always accepting members, if interested in joining or if you have any questions please email Nicholas Ton at shogekisumo@gmail.com.

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