Manga/anime Conventions in Poland

The Example of Japanicon 2015

Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny



Events organised for fans of Japanese culture are enjoying growing popularity all over the world. This research note examines the organisation of conventions in Poland, where the scale of such events is considerably smaller than in Western Europe. It focuses on the example of Japanicon 6 – a convention that took place in Poznań in October 2015 and the general activities of its organising company. A participants’ survey reveals who the convention’s visitors are, what aspects of Japanese culture they find most interesting, how they gain knowledge about Japan, and finally how visitors’ profiles influence the way conventions in Poland are organised.



Author Biography

Aleksandra Jaworowicz-Zimny is a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Education, Hokkaido University. Her research focuses on representations of war in youth and subcultures in Japan. Her email is