Atsusacon 2018

Our goal is to organise a yearly festival around the Japanse pop and traditional culture. We hereby distinguish ourselves from other Belgian conventions. Atsusacon has been organized since 2011 by Ganbaro vzw.

What is Atsusacon?

On other Belgian conventions the dealers and the merchandise stand in the center of attention. But with Atsusacon we focus more on the events and the program of our festival. You can take part in a varied range of activities during the whole weekend. This includes ex: lectures, workshops, competitions, demonstrations, videoscreenings and games

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Learn how to make cosplayprops or bento’s in a creative way, everything is possible.


Learn about the traditional and modern pop-culture from Japan.


Vendors with i.a. anime and manga merchandise.


In our gameroom you can enjoy some retro and modern games. Also don’t forget our DDR and karaoke rooms.


Cosplayers with a great act or wonderfull costume can aim for a winning spot!


There’re all kind of different ways to get a chance at winning a price at Atsusacon.

Martial arts demonstrations: 

Every year we invite some martial arts clubs to hold a demonstration and host a small initiation.


At Atsusacon you can learn how to play some more traditional games like Go, Shogi and Othello. But also some more modern Asian inspired boardgames.

Do you also want to do, learn and explore at Atsusacon 2018?

10:00 – 23:00

Dealer room: 11:00 – 18:00

10:00 – 18:00

Dealer room: 11:00 – 17:00

What makes Atsusacon unique in Belgium?

To start, we specialize ourselves in Japanese culture and media. Think about anime, manga and cosplay, but also about drama’s, j-music, games and traditional Japanese culture. We also focus more on the Dutch and English market. Besides this, Atsusacon is also organized by a non-profit organisation. We organize events for fans, by fans.

Atsusacon came into existence because there wasn’t a similar event like this in Belgium, unlike many other countries. We hope to bring an unique experience, that you can’t find anywhere else in Belgium.

For our general operation  and our activities we rely on the help of volunteers. This means that you also can be a part of Atsusacon! Everybody that likes to help as a volunteer or likes to host an activity can contact us on the following link.

Although the dealerroom isn’t a main activity at our event, we still can’t imagine a convention without a wide variety of japanese goods, merchandise and art. If you own a store or make goodies yourself, you can always register yourself as a dealer for Atsusacon. Do you want more information? You can always receive our information document here.


Taiko performance and workshop by Araumi Daiko

This year we have Araumi Daiko as our guest. They will have a Taiko performance for all our guests. But this year you cannot only listen, but you can also…

Interview with the Atsusacon 2018 host: MistveinCosplay

Natsumi: Hello Mistvein, we here at Atsusacon are very excited to have you as the host of our shows in the auditorium this year. But we are also very interested in…