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Saturday, March 28
10:00am – 4:00pm
Chesapeake Central Library
298 Cedar Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23322

Check out the schedule and list of vendors here.

Why did we change locations? Read about the decision to switch venues here.

Shobou Con is CPL’s free anime mini con that takes place every March. In 2015, we are pleased to announce that we are moving to a bigger venue, Chesapeake Central Library. This year we will have more vendors, more panels, more crafts and more fun!

Want to be a vendor?

Enter the AMV (anime music video) contest.

Interested in presenting a panel?

We always need volunteers!

Enter the Cosplay Contest.

Display your artwork in the Artist Alley.


All vendor spaces for Shobou Con 2015 are currently full. If you are interested in participating in Shobou Con 2016, please email Katie Walton at You’ll be among the first to know when vendor applications are released next year .

AMV Contest

Every year we have an Animated Music Video contest. Prizes are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place based on a fan favorite vote. If you would like to participate in the AMV contest, please submit the following form. Any questions should be directed to Tom Sumner at 757-926-5756 or
AMV Form


If you are interested in presenting a panel please fill out the following form. Any questions should be directed to Katie Walton at 757-410-7005 or
Panelist Form

Volunteer Form

Shobou Con is in need of some volunteers! There are several different places to help out during the day. We ask volunteers to work a two hour shift. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the following form. Any questions should be directed to Dominique McKinney at 757-410-7147 or
Volunteer Form

Cosplay Contest

All participants in the Cosplay Contest must complete an Application Form and submit it the day of Shobou Con. Applications will be accepted until 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 28. Only the first 25 applicants will be accepted to participate in the contest. Please read the Rules and Information on the Application Form in full. Failure to adhere to the rules will result in disqualification from the contest and possible dismissal from the event. Questions should be directed to Jeanine Osther at 757-410-7016 or
Cosplay Application 2015

Artist Alley

Artist Alley is back for its third year! All artists must complete the Artist Alley Application Form and submit it with their artwork. One entry per person will be accepted. Artists may drop off artwork at any Chesapeake Public Library location through March 23, 2015. Please see the instructions attached to the application form below. Questions should be directed to Jeanine Osther at 757-410-7016 or
Artist Alley Application 2015

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3 thoughts on “Shobou Con 2015

  1. It was good, but the organization of events was slightly flawed. Instead of starting out with the AMV contest, they should have waited until 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM like in Shobou Con 2014. That way you get the maximum audience for this event. People came in later and missed the first few videos, including mine. Because of this I wasn’t given a fair chance at winning the contest. I hope that the 2016 Shobou Con has the AMV contest at a later time so that this doesn’t happen to me or anyone else.

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