Anime Convention News Archive by Month
January 1, 2007

Largest North American anime conventions of 2006
Now a yearly tradition, AnimeCons.com has assembled a list of the ten largest anime conventions in North America during 2006. The article features a look back on 2006 as well as a look ahead to 2007.   [read more] [discuss]

January 7, 2007

Anime Boston 2007 announces first round of guests
The New England Anime Society has announced that Greg Ayres, Troy Baker, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Laura Bailey, Robert DeJesus, David Williams, and Travis Willingham will be guests at Anime Boston 2007.   [read more] [discuss]

January 8, 2007

TenBu Productions brings Yoko Ishida to Daigacon 1
TenBu Productions in conjunction with Japan based B.F.P. will be bringing Geneon recording artist Yoko Ishida to Daigacon for a live concert.   [read more] [discuss]

January 10, 2007

Anime Tour for the Cure announces guest list
Anime Tour For the Cure has announced that MTV will be filming cosplayers on Friday. Guests for this weekend's events are Kyle Hebert, Christopher R. Sabat, Dan Woren, and Adam Ghahramani.   [read more] [discuss]

January 11, 2007

Vericon to hold cosplay human chess game
Vericon, a small science fiction convention in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has issued a statement to announce that they will be holding a cosplay human chess game at their event later this month.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Punch: Armageddicon II to host battle of the bands
Anime Punch: Armageddicon II has issued a press release to announce an anime battle of the bands. The winner will receive $500 and "the option to play other area conventions as a headlining band". The other conventions have not been named.   [read more] [discuss]

Kawaii Kon announces next round of guests
Kawaii Kon has announced guests Christine Auten, Steve Blum, Brittany Karbowski, Chris Sabat and Travis Willingham.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2007 announces a renaissance for hotel availability
The Renaissance Long Beach now has discounted room blocks available for Anime Expo 2007.   [read more] [discuss]

American Anime Awards adds two new nominees
The American Anime Awards, an event to be held at New York Comic Con, have added two manga titles to their ballot. "The nominations were submitted prior to when the ballot went live but were inadvertently left off, an error which we deeply regret."   [read more] [discuss]

January 12, 2007

New York Comic Con anime guests and programming highlights revealed
New York Comic Con has issued a press release with a list of anime guests as well as anime-related events that will be taking place at next month's convention.   [read more] [discuss]

MomoCon announces guests and events
MomoCon has issued a press release to announce guests and events for their convention in Atlanta on March 17th and 18th.   [read more] [discuss]

January 13, 2007

Katsucon announces two new guests
Annette Roman and Walden Wong, writer and inker of the 1 World Manga series, will be attending Katsucon 13 from February 16th through 18th. The convention will also premiere the new 1 World Manga anime.   [read more] [discuss]

Sakura-Con announces first Japanese guests for 10th anniversary celebration
Sakura-Con's announcement includes voice actress Kaori Nazuka, director and designer Hiroshi Nagahama, and creator and director Akitaroh Daichi.   [read more] [discuss]

January 15, 2007

Girl Power: Girls' Comics from Japan: An Exhibit
The Japan Information and Culture Center in Washington, DC is holding an exhibit on girls' comics from Japan. The opening lecture is Tuesday, January 30th.   [read more] [discuss]

January 16, 2007

Anime Expo 2007 releases final room blocks
Anime Expo attendees can now book their rooms from the final two official hotels of the convention, the Hyatt Regency Long Beach and Westin Long Beach.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Central 2007 web site is online
The Anime Central 2007 web site, which had been replaced with a splash page since last year's convention, is now back online with 2007 information such as a guest list and online registration.

LiN CLOVER coming to Sakura-Con 2007
ANCEA and JapanFiles.com have announced LiN CLOVER as the second musical guest for Sakura-Con 2007.   [read more] [discuss]

January 17, 2007

Llamacon is postponed
Llamacon, a small one-day convention in western Massachusetts, has announced that their convention has been postponed.   [read more]

January 19, 2007

AnimeNEXT Manga Library US tour to stop at NY Comic Con
AnimeNEXT has announced that they will be bringing their manga library to New York Comic Con for the second year in a row.   [read more] [discuss]

AnikiCon cancelled
Germany's AnikiCon has been cancelled due to lack of interest. The event was to be held April 6-8 in Bonn.   Source: Anime News Network [discuss]

January 20, 2007

Kami Kon cancelled
Kami Kon, a convention in Nashua, NH that was announced just a little over a month ago, has been cancelled.   [read more] [discuss]

January 22, 2007

Panelists announced for ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference at New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con has announced six prominent panelists from the world of graphic novels have been added to the roster for the ICv2 Graphic Novel Conference.   [read more] [discuss]

New York Comic Con to launch podcast
New York Comic Con has announced that it will launch an audio and video podcast which will begin almost immediately after the convention concludes.   [read more] [discuss]

January 23, 2007

Zenkaikon announces spring formal fundraiser
Zenkaikon has announced a spring formal fundraiser to be held on April 1st in King Of Prussia, PA.   [read more] [discuss]

January 24, 2007

Robotech.com to hold Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles screenings with Q&A
Robotech.com has issued a press release with details on screenings of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles screenings in Anchorage, Alaska and Berkeley, California. Each screening will be followed by Q&A with a Robotech.com staff member.   [read more] [discuss]

January 27, 2007

Richard Epcar to appear at Robotech premiere
Robotech.com has announced that voice actor Richard Epcar and others from the cast and crew will appear at the premiere of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on February 3rd in Westwood, California. A Q&A session will follow the film.   [read more] [discuss]

Three more conventions cancelled
Adding to the growing list of recently cancelled conventions, Gen Con So Cal, Garden City Anime Festival, and Anime Express are all cancelled for 2007.   [read more] [discuss]

January 29, 2007

JaniCon adds more guests
JaniCon, a convention scheduled for Jacksonville, Florida this November, has announced Stephanie Chateau, Darrel Guilbeau, Yaya Han, and Stefanie Shall as guests.   [read more] [discuss]

January 30, 2007

Tora-Con announces guests and registration
The RIT Anime Club has announced its first guests of honor for Tora-Con 2007: Sonny Strait and the Geek Comedy Tour 3000.   [read more] [discuss]