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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!
Where? On the Show Floor near Cosplay Central and Autographs!
When? Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pokémon Gym Challenge
The time has come to once again bring your very best and challenge unique Gym Leaders on your way to becoming Champion. Bring your switch and copy of Sword or Shield to the Mew World Order booth in Pop Asia to begin your journey to be the very best. Battle and win against Supercon’s very best, and earn yourself a unique collection of badges! All day, all three days. (Presented by Mew World Order)
Dewey Check Out this Manga? Asian Pop Culture @ Broward County Library
Friday 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Learn about graphic novels, manga, light novels, anime, K-pop, manga-style drawing books, cosplay books, and more! Featuring several award-winning manga and graphic novels, kids’ manga, manhwa, and ALA's Rainbow Book List books. Additional learning on anime style video games, teen fiction books by Asian-American authors, K-pop albums, and Japanese culture books. Also, discussions around challenges like book bans around manga and graphic novels.
Maid Café by Café Kira Hoshi
All Weekend in Room 211
* A separately ticketed event.
Room 212-213 • All Weekend 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Need a break from the Show Floor? Why not relax and immerse yourself in a manga of your choice? We’ve got you covered! Stop by Room 212-213 to take a quiet break and get cozy. Go on, take a little break and dive into something new or revisit an old favorite!
Gundam Build Area with Flynn’s Arcade & More
All Weekend in Pop Asia on the Show Floor
Gunpla is a popular hobby that involves building and customizing plastic model kits of various robots and mobile suits from the Gundam series. These are snap-fit action figure model kits from Bandai. New to the hobby? No worries, Flynn's Building Team will be there to help fans along the way. Included in the price of your ticket. Supplies are limited.
Did you know? The term "Gunpla" is a combination of "Gundam" (the iconic Japanese anime and manga franchise) and "plastic model." Gunpla kits typically come in various scales, ranging from 1/144 to 1/100, and they contain pre-molded plastic pieces that need to be assembled.
Pop Asia Partners
Café Kira Hoshi
Welcome back! Have you ever wanted to visit a maid cafe? Take a break from the busy con floor and enjoy some delicious snacks and exciting performances! Cafe Kira Hoshi strives to bring the fun and cute atmosphere of an Akihabara style maid cafe to Supercon.Each day will have a different theme, so it’s always a brand-new experience! Please note that the maid cafe is a separately ticketed event from Supercon.
For tickets, please pre-order at: https://www.cafekirahoshi.com/tickets-supercon
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.
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!
Mew World Order
South Florida’s premier convention-based Pokémon League. Mew World Order has been handing out badges, trophies, and other great prizes since 2014, so come on by Pokémon trainers!
Next Stage Festivals
Next Stage Festivals is a collaborative project started by long-time performers from the Florida J-pop idol community (and surrounding areas) who have found a passion for event running! Be sure to check out Super Summer Festa which is back and ready to give idols a chance to shine on Supercon's stage!
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
From Uchiwa Fans to Japanese Sweets – join the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens for a journey though the seasons and get crafty! Looking to dive into Japanese Culture and History? The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens will be discussing important cultural customs, history and traditions of Japanese society!