The Middle Tennessee Anime Convention is an annual event dedicated to anime, gaming, music, and Japanese popular arts and culture, providing enthusiasts and the public at large with a forum to share knowledge and passion in our collective interests. MTAC began in 1999 and is next holding its 18th convention. MTAC operates entirely on a volunteer basis.

2018’s Convention: MTAC 18th Battalion.

Location in 2018: Sheraton Music City and Embassy Suites Nashville Airport hotels in Nashville, TN.

Number of Prior Conventions: 17.

  • MTAC Haiku – April 14-16, 2017.
  • MTAC 16-Bit – March 25th-27th, 2016.
  • MTAC 15 to Life – April 3-5, 2015.
  • MTAC In Love – April 18-20, 2014.
  • MTAC Devil’s Dozen – March 29-31, 2013.
  • MTAC Omega – April 6-8, 2012.
  • MTAC Goes To 11 – April 22-24, 2011.
  • MTAC Odyssey – April 30-May 2, 2010.
  • MTAC Ninja – April 3-5, 2009.
  • MTAC Infinity – April 25-27, 2008.
  • MTAC Prime – April 13-15, 2007.
  • MTAC 6th Period – April 21-23, 2006.
  • MTAC GO – April 1-3, 2005.
  • MTAC 4.01 Beta – April 2-4, 2004.
  • MTAC Pi – August 9-11, 2002.
  • MTAC 2-1/2 – November 2-4, 2001.
  • MTAC – December 10-11, 1999.

Major Events: Cosplay Contest, Ramen Eating Contest, Anime Music Video Contest, Electronic Dance, Lolita Tea Party, Otaku Ball, Risque Cosplay Contest, J-Fashion Show, Lip-Sync Contest.

Demographics: The majority of MTAC attendees are between the ages of 18-30, with about a 40%/60% male-to-female ratio. The majority of our attendees are from Middle Tennessee and the rest of the state, with a still sizable portion coming from across the country.

Why are We Newsworthy?: MTAC Haiku is the 17th annual Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. MTAC is a Nashville-based community effort built around celebrating and educating about Japanese animation, media & relevant popular arts.

Established in 1999, MTAC has been a annual mainstay in the Middle Tennessee community, with thousands of attendees and guests coming from the region and beyond. Throughout the years, MTAC has featured several special guests covering a variety of aspects of anime and media. MTAC also lives up to being Music City’s Anime Con by hosting top-notch musical shows with talent both local and foreign. MTAC also gives back to the community which hosts it by assisting local charities in drives at the convention, as well as donation drives during the year.