March 31 - April 2, 2023
McCormick Place

Pop Asia

Are you a lover of Anime, Manga, K-pop, Japanese culture, and all things kawaii?

Welcome to your sanctuary! If you’ve ever wanted to dance like BLACKPINK, become a Pokémon trainer for a weekend, indulge your curiosity about Japanese culture, or just gush over your new (or old) manga obsession, Pop Asia is the place for you!

We have interactive experiences, gaming, Japanese cultural groups, as well as anime and manga retailers for you to explore. Consider Pop Asia your little anime convention haven!

Where? On the show floor! Look for the Pop Asia sign.

When? All weekend!

What’s Happening in Pop Asia?

Travel the World…

…without leaving Chicago! If you want to learn more about Japan then look no further! Pop Asia is home to some of the best local cultural partners and traditional activities to give you an immersive cultural experience!

K-Pop Dance Covers

Hit The Stage : Vol.3.

Are you ready to hit the stage with your best Kpop dance covers? Hosted by K-Pop YouTubers K!Junkies, ‘Kpop Hit The Stage : Vol.3’ is coming back to C2E2! Click the link below to apply and show off your talents by February 27, 11:59 pm CST.

Panels and Screenings

Come on by and enjoy panels with your favorite anime voice actors, trivia, weird and wild Japan panels, sing-a-longs, anime screenings, and late night programming - Pop Asia is your home base for all things anime, manga, k-pop, Japanese culture and more!

Manga Library

Need a break from the Show Floor? Why not relax and immerse yourself in a manga of your choice? We’ve got you covered with 500+ volumes of manga for you to dive into! All you need is to present your badge and you’re welcome to our manga library!

Who will be in Pop Asia?

Nerds Know

Your go-to group of nerds who know things! Nerds Know is an entertainment group from South Florida consisting of convention veterans, college professors, and convention professionals who have pooled their collective talents to bring you the knowledge that every geek, nerd, and otaku craves! Come join in on one of their many panels and be prepared to participate!



Come join Amanda and Nathalie; a K-pop loving youtuber couple from Miami, Florida as they share their passion for all things K-pop! Their mission is to share their knowledge and love for underrated and senior artists, along with their love for all new artists joining the K-pop world.

Instagram | Youtube

Pop Asia Schedule

Coming soon!