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Thousands are expected to attend the event which features concerts, educational panels, merchandise, and artwork.
The convention provides a big boost to the downtown Raleigh economy during the Memorial Day weekend when many travel to the mountains or coast for the unofficial start of summer.
Animazement is an educational nonprofit with a mission to provide an introduction to Japanese Language and Culture, through the world of Japanese Animation and Manga.
Animazement is an all-volunteer fan-run convention. It runs through Sunday.