Anime Milwaukee, Colorado Anime Fest, Anime Detour Newest Cons to Ban ‘Ahegao’ Clothing

Back in November we reported that SunnyCon Anime Expo has banned ‘ahegao’ clothing at their event. While a number of other events have quietly banned the controversial clothing items, another convention has stepped forward and explicitly banned the clothing items: Anime Milwaukee.

Earlier today the convention announced on their social media with the following posts:

This will be, hopefully, a continuing trend. I won’t go into it in detail (since I don’t want to rehash my previous article too much), but the hoodies are gross, folks. It’s a bunch of creepy porn cartoons, and pretending otherwise is dishonest. And while what you look at in the privacy of your own home is your business, I really, really, really have no desire to find out what gives you a boner — and neither does anyone else.

Update: We missed it, but on Wednesday Denver based Colorado Anime Fest also enacted a ban on the hoodies.

Update 2: Anime Detour has also announced that they are banning these items.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

One thought on “Anime Milwaukee, Colorado Anime Fest, Anime Detour Newest Cons to Ban ‘Ahegao’ Clothing

  • January 17, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Rarely, if ever, in my time working conventions, have I been prouder to be a part of making something happen.


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