About Us

  • Yama-Con is an annual three-day anime convention with multigenre elements held during December at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
  • Yama-Con’s name comes from the Japanese word for mountain because the East Tennessee area is famous for the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Yami, Yama-Con’s cute and bubbly fox girl mascot, was chosen because foxes are native to the Tennessee area. Her sidekick, Yama-Coon, is a raccoon that is also native to the region.