July 15–17 – COX BUSINESS CENTER Tokyo in Tulsa’s main goal is “to educate and build community through entertainment.” With over 300 hours of programming that includes anime, gaming, Japanese and Tulsa culture, art, writing, music and shopping, there is plenty of opportunity for attendees to take a little bit of Tokyo home with them. Last year’s convention broke attendance records, making it one of Tulsa’s most successfully and widely attended pop culture conventions. 2016 marks the ninth year of the event, which is expected to be record-breaking. This year, Tokyo in Tulsa promises to have even more fun activities, booths, shopping, panels, contests and more. If you are one of the thousands of cosplayers attending, be sure to sign up for one or all of the multiple cosplay costume contests. Participants will be judged on the overall quality of the costume, including design, detail elements, ability to be photographed and more. Enjoy live music from a selection of Japan’s popular rock and pop acts MeteoroiD and Chanty, as well as local DJs Zach Fast and Nomad. In addition to these musical acts, meet and greet your favorite professional cosplayers, anime voice actors, artists and writers. Three-day general admission passes are only $65 and single passes are $45 at the door. For more information, visit tokyointulsa.com.