Information on A-Kon 2009

A-Kon


May 29-31, 2009
Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX

Information:
A-Kon is the oldest continually running, anime-based convention in N. America. Celebrating its 20th year in 2009, A-Kon hosts anime fans and guests, and offers other items of interest ranging from gaming, to independent film, all in the quest to provide the best experience for the fans and bring the most engaging, and educational, entertainment to the anime community.

Attendance:
16,037 warm bodies

Attendees:
Attendees View 31 AnimeCons.com users in attendance

Advance Rates:
$30 until ?; $35 until Feb 1; $40 until Mar 1; $45 after

At-Door Rates:
$55 weekend; $35 Fri; $35 Sat; $25 Sun

Guests:
Lynn Abbey (Author)
Vanessa "Vii" Arteaga (Championship Gamer)
Keith Baker (Author)
Paul Benjamin (Writer / Editor)
Steve Bennett (Co-Founder, Studio Ironcat)
Anthony Brownrigg (Producer / Actor / Director)
Camino (Band)
John D. Carmack II (Founder, id Software)
Megumi Cummings (Artist)
Steven Cummings (Artist)
Camilla d'Errico (Comic Artist)
Brian Denham (Comic Artist)
Tim Eldred (Artist / Director)
Newton Ewell (Artist / Writer)
Bill Fawcett (Author / Publisher, Mayfair Games / Bill Fawcett & Associates)
Melanie Fletcher (Writer)
Anthony Gallela (Game Publisher)
Oscar J. Garza III (Game Marketing Professional)
Yaya Han (Cosplayer)
Mohammad "Hawk" Haque (Artist, Applegeeks)
Kyle Hebert (Voice Actor)
DJ Infam0us (Disc Jockey)
Samantha Inoue-Harte (Voice Actress / Animator)
Thomas W. Knowles (Author)
Steve Kyte (Artist / Illustrator)
M. Alice LeGrow (Illustrator, Tokyopop)
Bruce Lewis (Comic Artist / Author / Voice Actor)
LM.C (Band) cancelled
Lee Martindale (Writer, Society for Creative Anachronism)
Helen McCarthy (Writer)
Mike McFarland (Voice Actor / Director / Line Producer)
Kevin McKeever (Operations Coordinator, Harmony Gold)
Vic Mignogna (Voice Actor)
Jody Lynn Nye (Author)
Ananth Panagariya (Writer, Applegeeks)
Chris Patton (Voice Actor)
Wendy Powell (Voice Actress)
Mike Resnick (Author)
Jeremy Ross (Director of New Product Development, Tokyopop)
S. John Ross (Writer)
Tony Salvaggio
Jan Scott-Frazier (Director / Translator / Jane-of-all-trades)
Doug Smith (Artist / Voice Actor)
Jonathan Tarbox (CEO, Arashi Productions)
Michael "Mookie" Terracciano (Web Comic Artist, Dominic Deegan)
Jonathan Thompson (Author / Game Creator, Battlefield Press, Inc.)
46 guests listed

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    Previous/Future Events:
Project: A-Kon 1990  July 28-29, 1990
Project: A-Kon 1991  May 25-26, 1991
Project: A-Kon 1992  June 5-7, 1992
Project: A-Kon 1993  May 28-30, 1993
Project: A-Kon 1994  June 3-5, 1994
Project: A-Kon 1995  June 2, 1995
Project: A-Kon 1996  May 31 - Jun 2, 1996
Project: A-Kon 1997  May 30 - Jun 1, 1997
Project: A-Kon 1998  May 29-31, 1998
Project: A-Kon 1999  June 4-6, 1999
A-Kon 2000  June 2, 2000
Project: A-Kon 2001  June 1-3, 2001
A-Kon 2002  May 31 - Jun 2, 2002
A-Kon 2003  May 30 - Jun 1, 2003
A-Kon 2004  June 4-6, 2004
AnimeDay 2004  August 14, 2004
A-Kon 2005  June 3-5, 2005
A-Kon 2006  June 9-11, 2006
A-Kon 2007  June 1-3, 2007
A-Kon 2008  May 30 - Jun 1, 2008
A-Kon 2009  May 29-31, 2009
A-Kon 2010  June 4-6, 2010
A-Kon 2011  June 10-12, 2011
Mini A-Kon 2012  February 18, 2012
A-Kon 2012  June 1-3, 2012
A-Kon 2013  May 31 - Jun 2, 2013
A-Kon 2014  June 6-8, 2014
A-Kon 2015  June 5-7, 2015
A-Kon 2016  June 3-5, 2016
A-Kon 2017  June 1-4, 2017

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