STOCKHOLM / DALLAS —DreamHack, an ESL Gaming brand, and A-Kon, North America’s longest-running anime and Japanese Pop Culture Convention, will both take place in Dallas June 3-5, 2022. DreamHack Dallas will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center; A-Kon will take place at the Irving Convention Center. To bring both experiences to fans, the two events have joined together to offer a bundle pass. Spanning more than a million square feet of combined gaming, pop culture, anime, concerts and more, the bundle pass will include everything outlined in the DreamHack Festival three-day pass as well as the A-Kon four-day event pass. The bundle pass is $175 for the weekend, and is now available HERE.
“These last two years of the pandemic have been so hard for so many, but gaming has always brought communities together both online and in person. To partner with A-Kon this year will help us deliver the ultimate weekend to gaming and anime fans in Dallas,” said DreamHack VP Strategy & Growth Shahin Zarrabi. “The DreamHack experience truly has no equal — coming together and playing together brings a tremendous opportunity to our Dallas community.”
“As the longest running anime centric event in North America, we’re excited to be back from the two year break caused by the pandemic. Our core mission has always been creating memorable, immersive experiences for our fans,” said A-Kon Executive Chairman Chris Terrell. “Partnering with Dreamhack this year allows the both of us to provide an unparalleled and unrivaled fan experience to the anime community.”
The three-day, immersive, gaming lifestyle festival will return to Dallas for the ultimate weekend experience with the first full-scale DreamHack festival in nearly 2.5 years. DreamHack creates an arena where the community can come to connect, explore, win, play a part, and be yourself through the gaming lifestyle experience. Whether festival-goers are admiring cosplay costumes, participating in tournaments, watching pros compete, learning to stream, testing technology at the Expo, or attending a panel, DreamHack offers an unforgettable experience..
A-Kon features hundreds of interactive panels and workshops held by prominent talent, voice actors, influencers, and leading creative minds in the anime and fandom industries, diverse fan-driven programming, a robust Dealers Room and Artist Alley, autographs, cosplay contests for all skill levels, fashion shows featuring the hottest brands from Japan, live music events by both international and domestic artists, industry premiers, gaming tournaments, dances, a masquerade ball, specialty banquets, shadow casts of your favorite flicks, and tons of exclusive content all wrapped into a single weekend package — there is something at A-Kon for everyone.