Anime Convention News Archive by Month
June 1, 2004

Anime Sound & Vision presents "unique anime event"
Anime Sound & Vision announces their first two guests. The new convention hopes to focus on Japanese culture more than most other conventions tend to.   [read more]

June 4, 2004

FanimeCon breaks records in new San Jose location
The San Jose Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that FanimeCon drew in "more than 7,000" anime fans. It is estimated that the convention generated more than $5 million in business for the local economy.   Source: Business Wire

June 7, 2004

Las Vegas to get its first anime convention
We knew it would happen sooner or later, but there is finally an anime convention announced in Las Vegas. Anime Vegas is scheduled for Labor Day weekend 2004 at the Cashman Center. Admission is free.   [read more]

June 9, 2004

Metrocon main hotel sold out
Metrocon, an anime convention scheduled for July 9-11 in Tampa, has announced that their host hotel has sold out of rooms. Two nearby overflow hotels are now available and details should be posted on the convention's site soon. Also, due to professional obligations, Chris Patton will be unable to attend.

June 10, 2004

AnimeNext announces two more guests and new events
AnimeNext has announced that up-and-coming voice actors Lauren Goodnight and Kenneth Robert Marlo will be attending next weekend's convention in addition to the previously announced guests. The convention will also feature a casting call for MTV's Made and ADR director Tom Wayland will be offering on-the-spot critiques of voice acting demo tapes.   [read more]

June 11, 2004

Otakon announces additional guests
Today, Otakon announced additions to its guest list. The new guests include screenwriters Ichiro Okochi and Tatsuo Sato, artists Koge Donbo and Fred Perry, and Mohammad Haque and Ananth Panagariya from AppleGeeks. Otakon has also posted Hall and Masquerade cosplay rules as well as information on its dances.

June 16, 2004

Otakon hotels are all sold out
Otakon has announced that all ten of their official convention hotels have sold out. Rooms may still be available at other Baltimore area hotels, but attendees are unlikely to find any with reasonable rates within walking distance.

June 27, 2004

L'Arc~en~Ciel to perform at Otakon
News that is sure to make the hearts of J-rock fans flutter with excitement, Otakon has announced that L'Arc~en~Ciel will be performing at their convention on Satruday, July 31st at 5pm.   [read more]