Attractions and Features

Want to know what to expect at MechaCon?


Our guests are a very important part of your convention experience… and with guests come Guest Autograph Sessions! Autograph Session rules and scheduled times will be available in our MechaCon Program Guide.

MechaCon Dignitary Reception

MechaCon loves its Dignitary registrants! As such, on Friday, our Dignitary registrants will be treated to a recewption where they can mingle on a personal level with our honored guests. This unique event is only available to Dignitary registrants, so get your Dignitary Access before they’re all gone!

Opening Ceremonies

Kicking off our convention weekend on Friday, the Opening Ceremonies is an event where we introduce our guests, cultural VIPs and convention organizers. This is a can’t-miss portion of our convention weekend.

Charity Auction

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the MechaCon Charity Auction a huge success. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we were able to raise $10,000 in 2016 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

Crescent Station’s Red Carpet Affair

MechaCon’s Friday Night formal Ball has transformed! We’re excited to announce the annual Crescent Station’s Red Carpet Affair.  Click here to find out more..

MechaMaids Clubhouse

The Clubhouse is an interactive family-friendly MechaCon Attraction. Tucked away in the a hidden corner of the 3rd floor lies a room to come to and relax from all of your daily convention adventures. The Clubhouse is your weekend home away from home with your very own dedicated team of maid and hosts eagerly awaiting for your arrival! Packed with fun games, food, and of course special performances by your very own maids and hosts, the Clubhouse provides a new experience for each and every guest. So come visit us!


Tea Party and Fashion Show information Coming Soon!

Manga Library

Looking for a quiet place to pass the time?  Stop by the MechaCon Manga Library to check out you favorite series or find something new.

Thanks to the New Orleans Public Library for making this possible.

Video Rooms

From chibi catgirls to ginormous transforming planets, MechaCon’s video room programming includes a variety of some of your favorite anime titles. We have the best in Shojo, Mecha and Shonen animation and our main video room features movies, new releases, and misc. anime. Always a great place to stop and relax during the busy convention weekend, our video rooms are sure to please.

Dealers Room

A bazaar of Anime, Transformers and Japanese cultural goodness, featuring dealers from across the U.S. and merchandise both domestic and imported, the MechaCon dealers room gives attendees an opportunity to acquire rare merchandise that is so incredibly hard to come by anywhere else. Think you can find any and everything our dealers have to offer by simply browsing online? Not necessarily. You’d be surprised at what you’ll find at our bazaar! Stop by and take a look!

Panels, Presentations & Workshops

What cultural event would be complete without panels, presentations & workshops? All weekend long, MechaCon offers attendees an opportunity to sit-in on demonstrations, discussions, question-and-answer sessions, chances to meet your favorite guests, etc. Check for updates!


Gaming has become a staple of Anime conventions and MechaCon doesn’t fail to deliver! A wide variety of Console/Video Gaming and Table-top Gaming (CCGs and RPGs) will be available for attendees to enjoy! Click here for more information.


Costumes! A staple of anime conventions, MechaCon continues this great tradition with our very own Cosplay Competition. With categories such as performance, craftsmanship, and hallway cosplay, cosplayers ranging from first-timers to veterans will find their niche! Click the above Cosplay link for more information as well as rules & regulations.

Cosplay Chess

MechaCon will be hosting life-sized Cosplay Chess! Come and see cosplayers battle it out on our giant chess board. This event will take place on Sunday. Visit the cosplay registration table if you want to sign up to play, but please keep in mind that spaces are limited. Everyone is invited to be a spectator, though. It’s sure to be lots of fun!


MechaCon offers a variety of events, from Cosplay to Art Contests. Anyone can enter from first-time artists to professional video editors to long-time costumers, as long as you’re a registered member. There are a variety of prizes and categories, and room for everyone to compete. Many of these contests require entry deadlines prior to the convention, so click the above Contests link for more information!

Scavenger Hunt

The scavenger hunt challenges will range from taking pictures with cosplayers to looking for scavenger hunt symbols around the con floor to capturing yourself enjoying MechaCon’s many events!

MECHACON: After Dark

Cosplay Burlesque (18+,  ID Required)

Mercury Lounge – We invite you to join us at the Mercury Lounge for a night of debauchery in the hottest place in the galaxy!