Premium Events

Anime Iwai is proud to offer our attendees a selection of exclusive events that can take your convention experience to a level not seen at other Florida anime conventions.  Tickets are extremely limited and sell out every year. We suggest you reserve your spot by buying your pass and tickets soon! A valid pass into Anime Iwai is required in addition to the event ticket.  Remember that two-star and three-star passes have an admission to one of these events of your choice included!

Koto and Shōchū    Buy Tickets

The Anime Iwai orignal event series continues for another year. The focus of this signature event is the Japanese spirit Shōchū. Hosted by our very own Senpai and con chair,  we hope to you will come continue the tradition of our signature Koto and series. 

The Chamise: Iwai's Executive Teahouse    Buy Tickets

Participate in a traditional Japanese-inspired tea ceremony with games, while our musician plays koto in the background. Event length is one and a half hours. Food and tea will be served. Everyone must wear traditional attire, either bring your own outfit or choose from a collection generously loaned to us for the day.  Participation is limited to 30 people. There are three price options:

Option 1- participation only, bring your own kimono/haori/etc. -  $15 or an included option with two-star passes

Option 2- participation plus haori rental - $25 (max 10 people)

Option 3- full kimono dress up with early access - $35 (max 5 people)

Cafe Kira Hoshi Buy Tickets

Maid cafes are great, but tickets to Japan are expensive and the maids on Angie's list are usually the opposite of kawaii. Worry not, you moe-deprived soul - Anime Iwai is teaming up with Cafe Kira Hoshi (sparkling star) to bring that maid magic to you.

There will be one session this year with only 40 tickets available.

A fellow South Florida native, Cafe Kira Hoshi boasts years of experience and an accomplished staff of maids and butlers.

The cafe will offer light refreshments alongside adorable outfits and sweet smiles. Be sure to check their Facebook page to see what they're... maid of.



 Beginner Burlesque with Shaken not Stirred 

Join Shaken not Stirred Burlesque for a burlesque dance workshop perfect for beginners or dance lovers of all experience levels. All genders welcome, flexible clothing recommended and don't forget to stay hydrated!  Class space is limited, so sign up now! Due to the nature of this class, this event is 16+ only. Saturday and Sunday classes available.