In 2008, Another Anime Convention launched a second event called A Summer Matsuri. Named after a general term for a Japanese festival, a Summer Matsuri was a one-day mini-convention. A Summer Matsuri drew in some 140 attendees in 2008, many of whom wondered when AAC would do it again. After a year of absence, the Summer Matsuri returned in 2010, with a more fitting venue and more programming choices.

This year, the Summer Matsuri returns to the The Best Western in Manchester, NH.

As a full-fledged “mini-con,” a Summer Matsuri will offer most of the amenities of the traditional anime convention. More information regarding these events can be found below and on the Events page.


Will there be any artists or dealers?

We will have a combination vendors’ and artists’ room. Please e-mail info@summermatsuri.com for any questions.

Will there be panels? Can I host one?

In addition to a Main Events room, there will be at least one panel/workshop rooms at Summer Matsuri 2016. Please contact info@summermatsuri.com for more information.

Fortunately, the side-rooms at the Best Western are bigger than before, so the panel audience size can be slightly larger than it was at our previous locations.

Will there be food or snacks available?

There are vending machines near the front lobby of the hotel, and we are right next door to The Yard restaurant.

You can find Lunch and Dinner menus for the yard on their website, www.theyardrestaurant.com.

Can I take photos in the Gardens?

Yes! Our photographer is onsite, but please remember there are weddings happening here, please be courteous and move if they ask you to.