March will be our first Washington State Gaming Expo, but this isn’t our first show…

Our “big” event sits in the center of the calendar each year in the city of Puyallup.  The 2024 show will be our sixth year bringing the Pacific Northwest the Can’t-Miss Event to Kick-off your Summer.  Summer Con is located at the Washington State Fair and Events Center and growing rapidly into five different buildings creating a fun campus-style event.  It is a fun gathering and celebration of all things Pop Culture, Collectibles, Toys, Comic Books, Celebrities, Anime, Arts and Crafts, Video Games and so much more!

The Washington State Toy Show has evolved from one show in Puyallup to six shows throughout the state in three different cities.  Five years ago, it was created as a good old-fashioned toy show.  The shows have evolved due to the success of the Washington State Summer Con to include guest celebrities that coincide with toys that helped make them famous.  The Puyallup show has expanded to three show floors spanning 65,000 sq ft in the spring and fall with over 200 unique vendors.

Our newest show will launch in January of 2024 and feature anime exclusively.  The Anime Washington Convention will be an event to bring the fans, exhibitors, artists, and special celebrity guests together to celebrate anime, manga, and Asian Pop Culture.   After the continued success and anime crowds at Summer Con each year, we felt the need to dedicate an entire show to the genre and fandom.  Anime Washington will be held on January 27th and 28th and will fill the convention center and two surrounding hotel ballrooms with anime excellence for two days in Tacoma.