David L. Lawrence Convention Center
April 5 – 8
Various times

Move over Furries, it’s Tekko time. The region’s premier Japanese pop culture convention, Tekko has something for all fans.

Wear your most inventive threads and enter the Cosplay Craftsmanship Contest and Lolita Fashion Show, and race against the clock to find your way out of the Wonderland Escape Room.

Play the day away in Tekko’s massive Gaming Hall — featuring everything from collectible cards and retro video consoles, to anime and role-playing — and let off steam during dance parties led by DJs ChaoticStyle, Doverspike and TRicKLe.

Enroll at the Tekko Gakkou School to explore Japanese food, history, music, fashion, and more during educational panel discussions, roundtables and workshops.

Presented by the Pittsburgh Japanese Culture Society, the festivities will also feature special appearances by anime voice actors and anthropologists, music by Japanese kei rock duo LM.C and singer/songwriter Nancy Kepner, and more.

View a schedule and register.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...