Social Outreach Services

Special Events

In addition to its largest event, Anime Detour, Anime Twin Cities also sponsors and hosts multiple social events and activities throughout the year. The Social Outreach Services team encourages year-round connection and friendship within the anime fan community by organizing and running these events. See the Calendar page for a full calendar of upcoming activities, with specific dates and times.

The SOS team aims to provide monthly social activities and various other gatherings as well as a few larger annual events.

Events and Activities

Outpost Anime

When: January
Where: Geek Partnership Society
The harsh winters of Minnesota result in a season where conventions and other large events for anime fans are few and far between. Outpost Anime provides an oasis from the cold where fans can gather, watch anime, do cosplay, participate in fun activities, and win prizes!

For more information see our Outpost Anime page.

Cosplay Picnic

When: July
Where: Como Park
Put on your favorite costume and join other anime fans for food and games. Burgers, hot dogs, and bottled water are provided free of charge. Participants are encouraged to bring a side item to share. Team games such as Pictionary are offered for a chance to win prizes.

"Akihabara" Anime Market

When: June and November
Where: Doubletree Park Place, Geek Partnership Society
Anime Twin Cities invites you to clear out your closets and fill them back up again at our semi-annual community swap meet and yard sale. Bring your old merchandise for sale or trade, and pick up some new treasures to take home. Walk-ins are always welcome and admission is FREE! For more details, see the Akihabara page.

Other Events

As time and resources permit, the SOS team organizes and hosts various other events such as:

  • Movie Nights
  • Group visits to local festivals
  • Gaming events
  • Swap meets
  • Charitable activities

Contact Us

The SOS Coordinator can be reached at

Up-to- date information on the various events can be found on this website, or on social media: –
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Social Outreach Services team meetings are open to the public. Meetings normally take place bi-monthly or quarterly on a Tuesday, at 6:30 PM at the Geek Partnership Society. See event listings for specific dates.