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Anime Oasis Dynamite

Various locations, Friday, May 25-Monday, May 27


There is only one event in Boise (and perhaps the world) where you'll find a steampunk tea party, instructions on how to become a god and a manga cookbook demonstration all under the same umbrella: Anime Oasis Dynamite, now set to kick off its 18th year. This go-around, the anime convention will spread across three downtown venues, The Grove Hotel, CenturyLink Arena and the Boise Centre, for its four-day run. While it's rich in events, panels and appearances, including cosplay contests and an artists' alley, the convention also delves into other fandoms and even ventures into reality with options like speed dating, a swimsuit contest and a lip sync battle. That said, feel free to check your real life at the door.