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A group of people stand, looking at booths at Karoshi-Con. Karoshi-Con is the NIU Anime Associations annual convention and was held on Saturday. (Jonathan Shelby | Northern Star)

Karoshi-Con a blast for anime fans

By Jonathan Shelby, Lifestyle Writer | April 14, 2024

The halls of Holmes Student Center are normally quiet on a sunny, Saturday evening.  However, a huge crowd of colorfully dressed, costumed visitors wandered through the halls, rather than the occasional student or faculty member, to explore the huge,...

Entrants of the 2019 Karoshi Con cosplay contest stand on stage together in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium in the Holmes Student Center. This weeks DeKalb Day Planner includes the NIU Anime Associations Karoshi Con, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. (Photo courtesy of the NIU Anime Association)

Appreciate the arts this Saturday

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | April 4, 2023

Theater, music and art galore. Check out events happening this Saturday at NIU and in local Dekalb. After-Hours Concert From 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. join the NIU Steelband at the DeKalb Public Library, located at 309 Oak St. DeKalb, for an eclectic performance....

Anime conference Karoshi-Con caters to gamers

By Arthur Aumann & Sabreena Saleem | March 26, 2015

The fifth Karoshi-Con will feature 11 panels, including voice actor Lucas Schuneman’s revamped presentation on anime and video games.The convention is run by the Anime Association, is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the Holmes Student Center. The 11...

Gaming fans share passions at Karoshi-con anime convention

By Josh Alfrey @TheMarshawn | March 30, 2014

Saturday’s Karoshi-con anime convention provided a stomping ground for students to share their love for Japanese culture and more.Karoshi-con is a free convention run by the Anime Association of NIU. Seventeen vendors were in the convention main hall...

Karoshi-Con to bring cosplay to campus

By David Stenger | March 21, 2013

Don’t be surprised if you happen to see people on campus dressed up as colorful characters this Saturday. It’s perfectly normal. Anime Association NIU will host Karoshi-Con from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Holmes Student Center. “Karoshi-Con...