Coast Con

Mission Statement

Located in the heart of Orange County, Coast Con is held every March on the Orange Coast College Campus. Coast Con and it’s organizers work hard to provide people of all ages a free 1-day event to celebrate the anime, manga, video-game and cosplay community.


Coast Con originally started off as a project in 2016 by Anime Academia, the anime club at Orange Coast College. Coast Con was inspired by the vibrant community in Los Angeles and the surrounding community in Southern California. In an effort to provide Orange County an anime-centric convention, Coast Con was born.

Coast Con is organized by Anime Academia through it’s founding members and current members. It provides many of it’s members, students and non-students, a perfect working environment that gives hand-on experience for networking, finance, business management, graphic design, marketing, web development and much more.


Edgar Hernandez
Chairman & co-founder of Coast Con