Anime WTX was an absolute blast this year. The vibe was so friendly, the vendors had great merch (I picked up several stuffed animals), the celebrity guest were engaging and friendly, and the cosplay was amazing.

In 2020, Anime WTX has moved to a larger venue and will feature even more specialty programming.

From Anime WTX:

AWTX returns as the ONLY hotel anime convention in West Texas at Hotel Ava in Lubbock!
Come enjoy all the fun of a hotel convention where you can meet celebrity guests from the anime industry, shop anime, manga, and Japanese culture vendors, buy fandom prints and art in our beautiful artist alley, have tea with Japanese maids at a Maid Cafe, compete in video game tournaments, see amazing cosplayers, and try to get out of the Yandere Escape Room!

Additionally, if you decide to make it a stay-cation, there's bonus late-night fun:

Best of all, you don’t have to leave the hotel grounds to eat, because you can stay ON SITE at Hotel Ava for only $65 a night! We’ll have concerts late into the night, pajama parties, karaoke, dance-offs, meet-ups, and all the fun you’d expect at a big anime convention!

This year, I'm hoping to actually cosplay. Wish me luck on finding everything I need!

Justin Massoud, Townsquare Media Lubbock