General Information

Convention Update

It is with a heavy heart we need to cancel Mini-Mini Con 2020 for everyone’s safety. We take pleasure in bringing something fun to San Antonio, creating opportunities for small businesses, and giving local talent a chance to perform.

To Artists and Vendors: We will be issuing full refunds in the next 3 to 10 days for the space you purchased. Despite the cancellation, we’re already planning for 2021.

Everyone please be safe and do what you can to support each other and the local businesses you love so we can all get through this together.

Thank You,

Mini-Mini Con Staff

Cosplay And Mall Rules

To ensure a fun and safe Mini-Mini Con for everybody, please follow the Cosplay and Mall rules below:

  • Running or horseplay is not allowed on mall property.
  • Appropriate attire is required, including shoes and shirts (ALL GENDERS are required to wear a shirt). Attire must be G or PG-rated.
  • Masks must be with a cosplay outfit. Security will reserve the right to have masks taken off if deemed to be a threat.
  • Loud, boisterous, or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated on the property.
  • Obscene or offensive behavior are prohibited.
  • Offensive cosplays will be required to change or they will be escorted from the location.
  • Realistic Weapon Props including realistic-looking guns and knives are prohibited. Realistic Props includes metal swords. Swords in sheaths or are bonded are not allowed. This weapons rule applies within and area surroundings.
  • Wonderland of the Americas management can ask any attendee to leave the premises if the attire is considered overly risque.

Cosplay Show

The following below are the Cosplay Show rules:

  • We will not allow store-bought / online-purchased costumes. No street clothes.
  • Cosplay must be at least 50% original material.
  • No “sandbagging” in which a cosplay has won any kind of top award at another larger convention including San Japan.
  • Participants must have good sportsmanship while competing prior to the start and during the Cosplay Show. Disparaging comments to other participants may invalidate their own entry.
  • Walk-Ons Only. No Skits, No Performances. All cosplays in a group will be judged for original material.

We will enforce the rules by doing a costume check upon signing up. Prizes will be gift certificates and small prizes.

Sign-Ups will take place at the convention. We do not offer online sign-ups. Cosplay signups will be in the Dealer Area, 2nd floor, at Anna’s Linens. Sign-up times will be announced by April 25th, 2021 on here.

Fan Panelist

If you’d like to share your passion or run an interactive event we will accepting panelists at Mini-Mini Con.  We will have a projector, screen, 3.5/AUX input and cables for HDMI and VGA inputs. Panel and Performance submissions will open Decemeber 2nd, 2020.

Performance Submissions close on March 15th, 2021.

Panelist Submissions end on March 15th, 2021.

Approved panelists will receive a code for 50% off San Japan 2021 badges. (Limit 1 Code per accepted panel. 1 Code will be good for a discount applicable to two people only).

** All approvals will be sent out by APRIL 15TH, 2021. Inquiring before then will have severe effects on approval. **

Gaming

We will have multiple types of gaming throughout the convention. This includes card games, board games, video game free-play, up to a dozen arcade cabs, and music games.

Card Game Tournament at TBA:

MORE INFO COMING SOON

Entry Fee and Prizes posted at the convention.

Video Game Tournament:

Please contact us if you would like to organize a video game tournament at Mini-Mini Con. We will not be able to supply the consoles or TVs if you’re requiring Nintendo Switch consoles.

Community

If you’re a fan organization or community outreach group, we now have applications open for groups to promote at Mini-Mini Con.

We will begin acceping applications in December for groups to promote their fandom or services at Mini-Mini Con.  This is a great way to reach our attendees absolutely FREE.

Indie Gaming

If you have an indie game to show to our attendees, we are offering a chance for indie studio/developers to show their games for FREE.  Electricity and the potential for thousands of people to check out your game will be provided.

We will begin accepting applications in December.

Itasha Cars & Food Trucks

ItaPara, a group of individuals who share the interests of cars and anime, will be bringing out multiple Japanese cars “Itasha” style for exhibition.

Cars will be located by the Food Trucks near the mall medical entrance in the parking lot behind Target.

We will have a few Food Trucks of different types located by ItaPara. We do know which ones will be there and what types until days before the event.

Swap Meet

Have anime items you want to trade? We’re bringing back the popular swap meet to Mini-Mini Con so you have a chance to swap with other fans!

Duration of Swap Meet will be during certain convention hours ONLY.  Spaces will be First-Come/First-Serve, 3′ feet of table space MAX. It will take place between Saturday 1pm to 4pm. Swap Meet location will be marked on the maps to be released on APRIL 25TH, 2021.

** ANY CASH SALES SEEN BY STAFF WILL HAVE THEIR STUFF REMOVED FROM THE SWAP MEET AND EVICTED FROM THE MALL. **

** ANY VENDORS WHO ATTEMPT TO SETUP IN THE SWAP MEET WILL BE EVICTED FROM THE MALL AND BANNED FROM ALL MINI-MINI CON / SAN JAPAN EVENTS FOR LIFE. **

TRADE ONLY.  No cash payments allowed, no 18+ products, no realistic weapons.  Violation of these rules could result in being banned from the event location, future events and possibly NineTails or San Japan.