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Anime Milwaukee Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Event to welcome 10,000 attendees Feb. 17-19

By - Feb 8th, 2017 12:14 pm
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Photo by Brian Jacobson

Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Photo by Brian Jacobson

MILWAUKEE (Feb. 8, 2017) — Anime Milwaukee (AMKE), Wisconsin’s  largest anime and Japanese cultural event, will host its 10th annual event at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee and Wisconsin Center the weekend of Feb. 17-19, 2017.

AMKE expects to welcome more than 10,000 attendees – many in the colorful costumes of their favorite anime characters – to downtown Milwaukee. The entire three floors of the Wisconsin Center are booked with vendors, artists, video game entertainment, programming and more than 20 special guests. Connected by skywalk, the Hyatt will also host events for AMKE attendees.

AMKE offers 24-hour entertainment for the duration of the convention, providing night owls and early birds alike with plenty of fun! This event features popular attractions, including the Masquerade, the Charity Ball in support of this year’s charity – the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, the Rave, and new for 2017, a fashion show with designer MINT NeKO.

Don’t forget the kiddos! AMKE is a family-friendly event featuring activities for both kids and adults, like Children’s Programing, the Manga Library, and our exclusive Cosplay Combat Chess event.

VISIT Milwaukee estimates the economic impact of this event at $2.3 million.

About Anime Milwaukee

Anime Milwaukee is supported through the Entertainment & Cultural Promotion Society (ECPS). To register, or for more information about the 2017 Anime Milwaukee event and its programming, visit .

About VISIT Milwaukee

Celebrating 50 years in 2017, VISIT Milwaukee is the Greater Milwaukee area’s convention & visitors bureau, marketing the destination as a top choice for business, convention, and leisure travel to national and international visitors to increase the economic impact of tourism in the region. Each year, tourism supports over 50,000 full-time jobs and brings in over $5 billion to the community.  VISIT Milwaukee has over 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

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