George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX 77010
Our Hours
Friday: 12 pm - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm
Anime Matsuri Houston
March 30 - April 1, 2018
Lightseekers Anime Matsuri 2018
Lightseekers Constructed Tournaments will be Swiss Play.
Prizes are awarded per player:
Earn 10 Prize Tokens for participating in a Learn to Play event.
Receive 10 Prize Tokens for playing in an event
Receive 20 Prize Tokens for each Win
Receive 30 Prize Tokens for winning all games in an event
Example: Players who go 3-0 receive 100 Tokens: (10 for playing, 60 for 3 wins (20 each), 30 for winning all games)
Friday Lightseekers Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
12:30 PM
 Lightseekers Starter Event
$20.00 Receive a Lightseekers starter deck of your choice and instruction on how to play.
2:00 PM
Lightseekers Starter Event
$10.00 Bring your constructed deck and compete
5:00 PM
Lightseekers Starter Event
$20.00 Receive a Lightseekers starter deck of your choice and instruction on how to play.
Saturday Lightseekers Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
11:00 AM
 Lightseekers Starter Event
$20.00 Receive a Lightseekers starter deck of your choice and instruction on how to play.
12:00 PM
Lightseekers Constructed Tournament
$10.00 Bring your constructed deck and compete
2:00 PM Lightseekers Starter Event $20.00 Receive a Lightseekers starter deck of your choice and instruction on how to play.
3:00 PM
Lightseekers Constructed Tournament
$10.00 Bring your constructed deck and compete
5:00 PM Lightseekers Starter Event $20.00 Receive a Lightseekers starter deck of your choice and instruction on how to play.
Sunday Lightseekers Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
11:00 AM
 Lightseekers Starter Event
$20.00 Receive a Lightseekers starter deck of your choice and instruction on how to play.
12:00 PM
Lightseekers Constructed Tournament
$10.00 Bring your constructed deck and compete
All Details Subject To Change
Cascade Games at Anime Matsuri
Are you looking to play in some awesome tabletop gaming events this year at Anime Matsuri? Cascade Games has teamed up with AM to bring you the just that! Join us in Houston, where you'll find a variety of tournaments and learn to play events to keep even the most eager of Anime Matsuri Attendees wanting more! 

With new events starting every hour, including Magic: the Gathering, Pokemon, L5R, Star Wars: Destiny,  Lightseekers, and Ascension, be sure to stop by and check out all the awesomeness!

All Events at Anime Matsuri require a Badge to play.  Badge Information found at www.animematsuri.com.
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Legend of the 5 Rings Anime Matsuri 2018
All L5R events are constructed deck events
All events feature Prizes awarded for number of wins
All events are 60 minute single game matches
Earn 10 points for a Full Win, 5 Points for a modified win
Come to the main tournament desk for prize information
Friday L5R Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
12:30 AM Proving Grounds  $20.00 Compete in 6 rounds of Swiss Play.
Players who earn 52 or more points receive an invite to Winter Court World Championship
12:00 PM -4:00PM
On Demand Skirmish Tournaments
$10.00 Bring your L5R deck and compete
8 Player Skirmish Pods launch when full
3 rounds of Swiss play
Saturday L5R Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
10:30 AM
L5R Grand Kotei Samurai Stage
$40.00 Bring your L5R deck and compete for Worlds Invites!
4 rounds of Swiss play
 Earn at least 18 points to advance to Magistrate Stage
Receive a Grand Kotei Season Playmat with entry
Click here to register
Break 3:00 PM    There will be a 30 minute break between Samurai and Magistrate Stage
(this may vary due to time)
3:30 PM (est)
L5R Grand Kotei Magistrate Stage
Free to Qualifiers Qualified Players compete in 3 additional Swiss Rounds
Players with 53 or more points advance to Daimyo Stage. Top scoring player from each clan also advances. 
12:00 PM -4:00PM
On Demand Skirmish Tournaments
$10.00 8 Player Skirmish Tournaments launch when full
3 rounds of Swiss play
Sunday L5R Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
10:30 AM
L5R Grand Kotei Daimyo Stage
Free to Qualifiers Players compete in single elimination bracket to determine Grand Kotei winner
10:00 AM -1:00PM
On Demand Skirmish Tournaments
$10.00 8 Player Skirmish Tournaments launch when full
3 rounds of Swiss play
All Details Subject To Change, also Go Mantis!
Star Wars Destiny Anime Matsuri 2018
Star Wars Destiny Events are constructed deck events
Earn Prize Credits for wins to redeem for unique prizes*
Come to the main tournament desk for prize information
All events will feature 35 minute single game matches
*Learn to play events do not award Prize Credits
Friday Destiny Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
12:30 PM
Destiny Galactic Qualifier
$20.00 Bring your Standard format Destiny deck and compete for
World Championship invites!
6 rounds Double Elimination
35 minute, single game matches
Click here to register
2:00 PM Learn to Play Destiny $15.00 Learn to play Destiny
Attendees receive a Star Wars Destiny Starter, promos and instruction on how to play. Limited to 32 players
1:00 PM -5:00PM
On Demand Escape Pod Tournaments
$10.00 8 Player Escape Pods launch when full
3 rounds of Swiss play
Saturday Destiny Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
11:00 AM
Destiny Galactic Qualifier
$20.00 Bring your Standard format Destiny deck and compete for
World Championship invites!
6 rounds Double Elimination
35 minute, single game matches
Click here to register
12:00 PM Learn to Play Destiny $15.00 Learn to play Destiny
Attendees receive a Star Wars Destiny Starter, promos and instruction on how to play. Limited to 32 players
12:00 PM -5:00PM
On Demand Escape Pod Tournaments
$10.00 8 Player Escape Pods launch when full
3 rounds of Swiss play
35 minute, single game matches
Sunday Destiny Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
10:30 AM
Destiny Galactic Qualifier
$20.00 Bring your Trilogy format Destiny deck and compete for
World Championship invites!
6 rounds Double Elimination
35 minute, single game matches
Click here to register
12:00 PM $15.00 Learn to play Destiny
Attendees receive a Star Wars Destiny Starter, promos and instruction on how to play. Limited to 32 players
11:00 AM -3:00PM
On Demand Escape Pod Tournaments
$10.00 8 Player Escape Pods launch when full
3 rounds of Swiss play
35 minute, single game matches
All Details Subject To Change
Magic Events Anime Matsuri 2018
Scheduled events will be 3 rounds. Fast Format events are single game 20 minute rounds
Prizes are awarded per player.
Receive 10 Tix for playing in an event
Receive 20 Tix for each Win
Receive 10 Tix for a Draw
Receive 30 Tix for winning all games in an event
Examples: Players who go 3-0 receive 100 Tix: (10 for playing, 60 for 3 wins (20 each), 30 for winning all games)
Players who go 1-1-1 receive 40 Tix: (10 for playing, 20 for 1 wins, 10 for 1 draw)
Weekend Magic League $30
Receive a pre-constructed Magic Planewalker deck and a playmat
Compete with other league players to earn more cards for your deck
Friday Magic Events
Event Entry Fee Description
12:30 PM
6 Pack Sealed
$30.00 Players receive 6 packs and build a 40 card deck.
1:30 PM Draft $15.00 Players receive 3 Packs to draft and build a 40 card deck.
2:30 PM
Fast Format 6 Pack Sealed
$30.00 Players receive 6 packs and build a 40 card deck.
3:30 PM
Fast Format 4 Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck.
4:30 PM
Daily League Tournament
FREE w/League Use your league deck and compete against other league players in a Fast Format 3 round tournament.
Tix awarded for multiple wins
Saturday Magic Events
Event Entry Fee Description
11:00 AM
Fast Format 4 Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck.
Single Game, 20 minute rounds
10 Tix for playing, 20 Tix per Win
12:00 PM
Fast Format 4 Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck.
Single Game, 20 minute rounds
10 Tix for playing, 20 Tix per Win
1:00 PM
Standard
$10.00 Bring your Standard Deck and compete!
1:00 PM
Draft
$15.00 Players receive 3 Packs to draft and build a 40 card deck.
2:00 PM
2HG Sealed
$20.00
(Per Player)
Each team receives 8 packs to build two 40 card decks.
3:00 PM
Full Box Sealed
$100.00 Players receive 36 packs to build a 40 card deck.
4:00 PM
Fast Format 4 Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck.
4:00 PM
Daily League Tournament
FREE w/League Use your league deck and compete against other league players in a 3 round Fast Format tournament.
Tix awarded for multiple wins
Sunday Magic Events
Event Entry Fee Description
11:00 AM
Fast Format 4-Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck
12:00 PM
Fast Format 6 Pack Sealed
$30.00 Players receive 6 packs to build a 40 card deck
1:00 PM
Fast Format 4-Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck
2:00 PM
Fast Format 4-Pack Sealed
$20.00 Players receive 4 Packs to build a 30 card deck
All details subject to change
Ascension Anime Matsuri 2018
Tournament Structure & Prizes Learn to Play Structure 
Tournaments will be 3 rounds unless otherwise posted.
Players will receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating &
20 Prize Tokens for each round won!
On Demand Learn to Play Events fire with 2 or more people. Bring your friends!
Learn to play a new game from our awesome demo staff!
FRIDAY
Event Entry Fee Description
  FREE On Demand Learn to Play Events fire with 2 or more people. Bring your friends!
Learn to play a new game from our awesome demo staff!
12:00 PM Ascension Promo Event! $10.00 We've taken the base set of Ascension and added all the promos from Ascension history!
Join us for this unique play experience. Space is limited to 16 players so register early!
Battle it out in groups of 3-4 in a 3 round tournament.
All players will receive a random promo and 10 Prize Tokens for participating & 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
1:00 PM Ascension Heads Up Event $10.00 Battle it out 1v1 in a 3 round tournament.
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
Players will use the new set Valley of the Ancients!
3:00 PM Ascension Gauntlet Event $10.00 We have all the Ascension sets, players will be seated in pods of 3-4 and given a random set from Ascnesnion history!
You'll play a different set each of the 3 rounds!
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
5:00 PM Ascension Multiplayer Event $10.00 Battle it out in groups of 3-4 in a 3 round tournament.
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
Players will use the new set Valley of the Ancients!
Saturday
Event Entry Fee Description
Learn to Play FREE On Demand Learn to Play Events fire with 2 or more people. Bring your friends!
Learn to play a new game from our awesome demo staff!
11:00 AM Ascension Promo Event! $10.00 We've taken the base set of Ascension and added all the promos from Ascension history!
Join us for this unique play experience. Space is limited to 16 players so register early!
Battle it out in groups of 3-4 in a 3 round tournament.
All players will receive a random promo and 10 Prize Tokens for participating & 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
1:00 PM Ascension Multiplayer Event $10.00 Battle it out in groups of 3-4 in a 3 round tournament.
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
Players will use the new set Valley of the Ancients!
3:00 PM Ascension Gauntlet Event $10.00 We have all the Ascension sets, players will be seated in pods of 3-4 and given a random set from Ascnesnion history!
You'll play a different set each of the 3 rounds!
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
5:00 PM Ascension Heads Up Event $10.00 Battle it out 1v1 in a 3 round tournament.
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
Players will use the new set Valley of the Ancients!
SUNDAY
Event Entry Fee Description
ALL DAY Learn to Play FREE On Demand Learn to Play Events fire with 2 or more people. Bring your friends!
Learn to play a new game from our awesome demo staff!
11:00 AM Ascension Promo Event! $10.00 We've taken the base set of Ascension and added all the promos from Ascension history!
Join us for this unique play experience. Space is limited to 16 players so register early!
Battle it out in groups of 3-4 in a 3 round tournament.
All players will receive a random promo and 10 Prize Tokens for participating & 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
1:00 PM Ascension Multiplayer Tournament $10.00 Battle it out in groups of 3-4 in a 3 round tournament.
Players receive 10 Prize Tokens for participating and 20 Prize Tokens for each round they win!
Players will use the new set Valley of the Ancients!
All Details subject to change
Pokemon Anime Matsuri 2018
Scheduled events will be 3 rounds, 20 minutes each.
Deck Builder events have 20 min for build time; energy will be provided.
Prize Structure
Prizes are awarded per player:
Receive 10 Prize Tokens for playing in an event
Receive 20 Prize Tokens for each Win
Receive 50 Prize Tokens for winning all games in an event
Example: Players who go 3-0 receive 100 Tokens: (10 for playing, 60 for 3 wins (20 each), 30 for winning all games)
Event Schedule
Pokemon Weekend Gym Package: $30
Receive a pre-constructed Pokemon Theme deck and a playmat.
Compete with other Gym Challengers to earn more cards!
Free Entry into the Daily Pokemon Gym Challenge.
Friday Pokemon Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
12:30 PM
Learn to Play
Pokemon
$15.00 Learn how to play Pokemon with our awesome staff.
Participants get a pre-constructed deck and a deck box to protect their cards.
1:30 PM
Mutant Deck Builder
$30.00 Build a deck using special mutant evolution rules! Mutant evolution rule: a Pokemon may evolve as normal (ex: Pikachu into Raichu) or by type and stage (ex: Magmar into Ninetales into Charizard).
2:30 PM
Learn to Play
Pokemon
$15.00 Learn how to play Pokemon with our awesome staff.
Participants get a pre-constructed deck and a deck box to protect their cards.
3:30 PM
Deck Builder
Battle
$20.00 Players receive a kit to build a deck and battle with.
Kit includes: 1 promo, 4 booster packs, & 22 additional deckbuilding cards.
5:00 PM
Pokemon Daily Gym Challenge
Free
w/Gym Package
Use your Weekend Gym Deck and compete against other players.
2 wins earns 20 Prize tokens; 3 wins earns 30 Prize tokens
Saturday Pokémon Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
11:00 AM
Learn to Play
Pokemon
$15.00 Learn how to play Pokemon with our awesome staff.
Participants get a pre-constructed deck and a deck box to protect their cards.
12:00 PM
Deck Builder
Battle
$20.00 Players receive a kit to build a deck and battle with.
Kit includes: 1 promo, 4 booster packs, & 22 additional deckbuilding cards.
1:30 PM
Learn to Play
Pokemon
$15.00 Learn how to play Pokemon with our awesome staff.
Participants get a pre-constructed deck and a deck box to protect their cards.
2:30 PM
Deck Builder
Battle
$20.00 Players receive a kit to build a deck and battle with.
Kit includes: 1 promo, 4 booster packs, & 22 additional deckbuilding cards.
4:30 PM
Mutant Deck Builder
$30.00 Build a deck using special mutant evolution rules! Mutant evolution rule: a Pokemon may evolve as normal (ex: Pikachu into Raichu) or by type and stage (ex: Magmar into Ninetales into Charizard).
4:30 PM
Pokemon Daily Gym Challenge
Free
w/Gym Package
Use your Weekend Gym Deck and compete against other players.
2 wins earns 20 Prize tokens; 3 wins earns 30 Prize tokens
Sunday Pokémon Events
Event Entry Fee Event Description
11:00 AM
Learn to Play
Pokemon
$15.00 Learn how to play Pokemon with our awesome staff.
Participants get a pre-constructed deck and a deck box to protect their cards.
12:00 PM
Deck Builder
Battle
$20.00 Players receive a kit to build a deck and battle with.
Kit includes: 1 promo, 4 booster packs, & 22 additional deckbuilding cards.
1:30 PM
Learn to Play
Pokemon
$15.00 Learn how to play Pokemon with our awesome staff.
Participants get a pre-constructed deck and a deck box to protect their cards.
2:00 PM
Pokemon Daily Gym Challenge
Free
w/Gym Package
Use your Weekend Gym Deck and compete against other players.
2 wins earns 20 Prize tokens; 3 wins earns 30 Prize tokens
All Details Subject To Change