Events at AFO 2024

Our Main Events list for AFO 2024 is still being finalized, but you can expect to see your old favorites and some new events we’ve never hosted before.

Stay tuned to this page for updates about the events you can experience at this year’s convention. We can’t wait to share our full event line-up with you!

Cosplay Contests

The Happy Happy Cosplay GO GO GO Cosplay Contest will be returning once again to AFO. Watch as cosplayers show off their crafting and performing skills on the Main Events stage! Prepare to be impressed by Central Florida’s best cosplayers, and see who wins all the awards for their cosplay craftmanship and more.

Back by popular demand, the 18+ Cosplay Contest is sure to dazzle and thrill our adult AFO audience. With prizes like Best Ass, Best Thirst Trap and Breast in Show, this is a contest our adult fans won’t want to miss.

Tales of Orlandia

Tales of Orlandia is a Live Action Convention Experience (LACE) exclusive to Anime Festival Orlando. You can watch the story unfold on the Main Events and Game Show Theater stages, and you can even be part of the tale yourself by joining the Orlandia NPCs in the tavern throughout the weekend.

Game Show Theater

One of AFO’s great traditions is an all-weekend long Game Show Theater! Show off your anime knowledge and game show skills at one of many shows. The list of game shows and events in Game Show Theater will be available soon!

AMV Contest

Every year, we host an AMV Contest featuring anime music videos made by creators from near and faraway places. We showcase the best ones and award prizes to the winners! 

The AFO AMV Contest site is live, accepting entries until the morning of Sunday June 9th. Submit entries here.

Idol Fest

Grab your light sticks and get ready to cheer as Florida’s idol groups take the stage and show off their dancing skills at Idol Fest! (Hosted by Project AppleVerse)

Video Gaming

The Video Game Room at AFO is the place to be for hardcore and casual gamers alike! There will be video game tournaments throughout the weekend and free play available for old classics and new favorite video games. More information coming soon!

Tabletop Gaming

The Tabletop Game Room at AFO is a place where fans of traditional games can come together to play one-off games, longer games and even participate in tournaments. More information coming soon!

Official After Party (21+)

Moshi Moshi Productions Presents: KAIJU BASH- Rumble & Rave, the Anime Festival Orlando Official After Party at AFO! This will be a separately ticketed event taking place in 3NINE, the night club venue at Rosen Plaza. Find more info and tickets here.

Breakdancing Kakashi Presents: Dance Battle in Orlandia

Show us your moves! Get ready for Breakdancing Kakashi Presents: Dance Battle in Orlandia at Anime Festival Orlando 2024! We are looking for skilled dancers who are comfortable performing for an audience and who want to compete for bragging rights and awesome prizes. Spots are limited, so apply today!

Sweet Tooth Maid Cafe

Sweet Tooth Maid Cafe is a Florida based Maid Cafe and we’re honored to be a part of this year’s AFO! Join us for an enchanting show and delightful moments with our charming butlers and adorable maids while we guarantee the sweetest experience possible! We’re proud to showcase many types of people within our staff, in every size, shape and color of the rainbow! With multiple shows daily, we extend a warm invitation to our cozy realm of sugar, tailored just for our esteemed guests! Tickets are on sale now!