Convention Update

Dive into the Festive Fantasy of Holiday Matsuri 2023

Photos by : Kat Astrophe , Leo Nocedo

Holiday Matsuri, the festively themed convention, promises attendees an unforgettable experience filled with holiday cheer, cosplay extravaganzas, gaming tournaments, and much more. With the Marriott World Center Orlando as its vibrant backdrop, Holiday Matsuri 2023 is set to be a three-night spectacle of non-stop fun and festive magic.

Venue and Accommodations: The heart of the celebration beats at the prestigious Marriott World Center Orlando, located at 8701 World Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821. Attendees looking for the complete experience can choose to stay at the Marriott, Caribe Royal, or Holiday Inn Resort Suites & Water Park. Keep an eye out for the room block opening later in the year to secure your spot in this winter wonderland.

Three Nights of Festive Fun: Prepare for the most epic Holiday Matsuri ever! This year, the festivities extend beyond the ordinary with not just two but three nights of non-stop fun. The celebration will last until 2:00 am each night, allowing attendees to fully immerse themselves in the enchantment of the holiday season. Uncover the joy of the season with endless activities, amazing performances, and the creation of unforgettable memories.

Holiday Cosplay Extravaganza: Jingle all the way to the ultimate fusion of anime and cosplay at Holiday Matsuri 2023! Attendees are encouraged to showcase their creativity with winter wonderland-themed costumes or portray their favorite anime characters, spreading holiday cheer throughout the convention. The atmosphere will be a visual feast of festive cosplays, providing a unique and magical experience for all.

Meet Special Guests: Get the chance to meet the stars and voice actors behind beloved anime, video games, cartoons, and TV shows. Engage in conversations, ask questions, and snap selfies with international and local cosplay guests, content creators, influencers, vtubers, and other industry icons. It’s an opportunity to connect with the talented individuals who bring your favorite characters to life.

Gaming Extravaganza: For gaming enthusiasts, Holiday Matsuri offers a 40,000 square foot game room featuring arcades, console gaming, retro gaming, international machines, free play, and epic gaming tournaments with over $20,000 in prizes. Whether you’re a casual gamer or a competitive player, there’s something for everyone in this gaming paradise.

Vendor Room & Artist Alley: Bring your holiday shopping list and explore the vibrant Vendor Room and Artist Alley. Discover a treasure trove of unique, fandom-inspired gifts and merchandise created by talented artists. Support these creators and find the perfect holiday gift for yourself or the otaku in your life.

Events & Panels: Light up your holiday experience with a diverse lineup of events and panels. From engaging discussions to hands-on workshops, community-run panels, and guest speakers, join fellow fans in celebrating your passion for all things anime, cosplay, and gaming.

Dances & Raves: Dance the night away at electrifying Holiday Matsuri dances and parties. Decked out in your best cosplay, lose yourself in the festive beats and spirited atmosphere, creating unforgettable memories with friends old and new.

In conclusion, Holiday Matsuri 2023 promises to be a winter extravaganza like no other. With its unique blend of holiday festivities and fandom celebration, it’s the perfect place to connect with the community, share your passion, and unwrap the joy of the winter season. Grab your festive cosplay, check your nice list, and get ready for a holiday adventure at Holiday Matsuri, where every moment is a present waiting to be unwrapped! See you there! #HolidayMatsuri

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