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Brick City Anime Festival returns to World Equestrian Center this weekend

The Brick City Anime Festival will return to the World Equestrian Center this weekend for its second annual installment.

The anime and cosplay convention will take place on Saturday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, February 12, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the World Equestrian Center’s Expo 1 Building located at 1284 NW 87th Court Road in Ocala.

The two-day festival will feature over 200 exhibitors along with a variety of events and activities for attendees, including meet-and-greets, hourly panels, costume contests, a free 100-foot space for photo ops, a gaming area, and a Maid café.

Featured guests will appear throughout the festival, including notable voice actors and actresses such as Raye Chase (voice of Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer and Sukuna in Jujutsu Kaisen), Max Mittelman (voice of Saitama in One-Punch Man and Ryuji in Persona 5), and Anne Yatco (voice of Raiden Shogun in Genshin Impact and Nobara Kugisaki in Jujutsu Kaisen), among others.

Tickets are available for single day admission on Saturday ($45) and Sunday ($35), along with a weekend pass for both days ($60). Children ages 10 and under get in for free with adult supervision.

To view the current guest list, or to purchase tickets, visit the Brick City Anime Festival website.