The goal of the South Campus Anime Convention is to provide our student staff members with the interpersonal skills to further their education and ultimately, their careers.
Most of our panels and events are created by our student staff members. Communication, leadership, and teamwork are just a few of the essential skills our staff develop while working for the convention.
By helping our students to develop various skills, we can bring quality fan content to our college demographic.
History of SCACon
South Campus Anime Convention was started by the 2015–2016 officers of Tarrant County College's South Anime Club with the help of advisor Amanda Sims.
Started out as a hair-brained idea incubated by the office of student activities. However, it was the ambitious officers of the Anime Club that breathed life into the idea and made it what it is. In its first year SCACon featured modest programming including a small cosplay contest, tabletop and video game tournaments and panels such as “Getting your friends into Anime” and “Tenchi Muyo Madness.” Despite these modest offerings attendance was nothing but, with nearly 300 in attendance.
Continuing to expand in 2017 the officers of the Anime Club began reaching out to include other clubs on campus such as the Gaming Club, the Korean Interests Association, Spectrum (GSA), the Film Club and the National Society of Leadership and Success. In addition, the Computer Science department became involved with SCACon further solidifying its place as a fixture on campus. SCACon 2 Featured much of the same programming that made the first SCACon an interesting and enriching experience, while gaining many new partners such as Funimation, Vitamin H, Los Bastardos and the Dallas Society of Play. Lots of new events quickly filled the convention's schedule. Most notably, the Dallas Society of Play, whose panels and game demos provided the Game and Simulation Programming students on campus with opportunities to gain insight and network with other professionals. With the cooperation of all these amazing new partners, volunteers and vendors the second annual South Campus Anime Convention garnered attendance just shy of 500.
Entering 2018, SCACon had now become a permanent fixture in TCC South’s event calendar. We created new panels and conducted early polling for our gaming tournaments. The director also delegated a social media team and a street team to advertise and find new local partnerships. It worked. In every sense of her vision. Local cosplayers such as Clockwork Heart Cosplay, Mystix Panda, and Frostbite Cosplay reached out for cosplay panels and to help judge our cosplay competition. The Los Bastardos shadow cast performed The Rocky Horror Picture show to a full house! The SCACon 4 attendance number of 1200 was more than doubled our previous year and a sure fire sign that SCACon is here to stay.
The SCACon staff, also known as the SCACon Crew is currently in the planning stages for 2019!
SCACon 4 will take place April 12th and 13th. See you there!