Anime Convention News Archive by Month
March 3, 2008

FITcon returns for a third year to the Florida Institute of Technology
This year's FITcon will be headlined by voice actress Michele Knotz, voice actress from Pokémon. Other guests include comedian Aaron Pabon and podcaster Joey Snackpants.   [read more] [discuss]

March 5, 2008

Anime Expo 2008 and Intermixi Japan Tours announce Japan sweepstakes
Anime Expo and Intermixi Japan Tours have announced that all pre-registered attendees who register prior to June 15, 2008 will be automatically entered to win the Pre-Registration Grand Prize Getaway to Japan. Winners will be announced at Anime Expo 2008's opening ceremonies July 3, 2008. Anime Expo 2008 will be held from July 3-6, 2008 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA.   [read more] [discuss]

March 7, 2008

New hosts join AX Idol at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live
Anime Expo has announced that it will be holding its annual AX Idol contest at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.   [read more] [discuss]

Neo NohCon has been canceled due to weather
AnimeCons.com has just received word that Neo NohCon has been canceled due to weather. Annie Stoll, the president of the Daemen College Anime Club, has issued a statement saying that all registrations will be refunded.   [read more] [discuss]

March 8, 2008

EXP Con announces first guests and new events
Anime X Gamer Experience has announced its first round of guests which consists of voice actor Josh Grelle, artists Steve Bennett, Ashley Clark, and Siya, cosplayers Ya Ya Han and CJ Collins, as well as musical guests Select Start, J*Scape, and The Slants. The convention will be held this October in St. Augustine, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

March 9, 2008

Voice Acting "Brawl" to take place at PortConMaine 2008
PortConMaine has announced that stars of the hit new Nintendo Wii game, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Michele Knotz and Bill Rogers, will be appearing at this year's convention along with Daniel Kevin Harrison, a voice acting Maine native and regular guest of the convention. The four-day convention is schedule for July 3-6, 2008 in Portland, Maine.   [read more] [discuss]

March 11, 2008

Robotech Convention Tour to stop at T-MODE '08
Scheduled for September 5-7, T-MODE '08 has announced that The Robotech Convention Tour will stop at the convention to hold a screening of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and host panels.   [read more] [discuss]

March 12, 2008

Anime Expo 2008 announces first Japanese guest of honor
Director Masamitsu Hidaka is the first addition to the list of Anime Expo 2008 guests of honor.   [read more] [discuss]

March 14, 2008

Smile.dk to appear at San Japan
San Japan and Viverus Studios have announced the North American musical debut of Smile.dk. Smile.dk will be making an appearance at San Japan 1.5 in San Antonio, Texas this August.   [read more] [discuss]

Ali Project to perform 'Kotodama' at Sakura-Con
Ali Project's appearance at Sakura-Con 2008, March 29th at 2:30 pm, will include a performance of their latest single "Kotodama", the theme song to a new anime series Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2008 holds call for entries for Battle of the Bands
Anime Expo has announced that bands may now submit entries for their Battle of the Bands.   [read more] [discuss]

March 17, 2008

Lawrence Stuckey, T-MODE chairman, passes away
AnimeCons.com has just received word that Lawrence Stuckey, the chairman of T-MODE, has unexpectedly passed away. His wife, Sharvonique Renee Fortune-Stuckey, who is also the vice chairman of T-MODE, announced her husband's passing on the T-MODE web site.   [read more] [discuss]

March 18, 2008

Toys R Us Canada to sponsor TFcon Toronto 2008
TFcon Toronto will be on June 21st, 2008 at the Doubletree International Plaza Hotel with the support of Toys "R" Us Canada as it's exclusive retail sponsor. Toys "R" Us Canada will support the convention through various means including the distributation of TFcon promotional material in Toys "R" Us stores to increase awareness of the Canadian Transformers collectors convention.   [read more] [discuss]

SPJA to hold symposium at Tokyo International Anime Fair
The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA) will be presenting a symposium presentation/discussion about the history, current status and future of the US anime/manga industries at Tokyo International Anime Fair. In addition, announcements of the finalists of the SPJA Industry Awards will also be made.   [read more] [discuss]

Zenkaikon 2008 announces second round of guests
Zenkaikon 2008 has announce more guests for its 2008 show including musical guests The Slants and Le-Akt'z ISORA, voice actress Michele Knotz, and web comic artists Laura and Will Robinson of "Friday Knights".   [read more] [discuss]

March 20, 2008

Anime Expo 2008 announces first American guest of honor
American voice actor and writer David Hayter is the latest addition to the list of guests of honor at Anime Expo 2008.   [read more] [discuss]

March 25, 2008

Yaoi Jamboree announces first guests
Guests le Perrugine, Eiki Eiki, and Mikiyo Tsuada have been announced for the June Yaoi Jamboree convention in Glendale, Arizona.   [read more] [discuss]

Otakuthon 2008 announces Tiffany Grant and first round of guests
Otakuthon, a fan-run anime convention in Montreal, has announced that voice actress Tiffany Grant will be one of its guests of honor this year.   [read more] [discuss]

March 26, 2008

Registration cap announced for Castle Point Anime Convention
The Stevens Anime Club has announced a registration cap and deadline for attendees of the Castle Point Anime Convention, electronic registration and payment, guest comedian Uncle Yo, and the debut of a bimonthly magazine.   [read more] [discuss]

Shoko Nakagawa to appear at Anime Expo
Japanese television celebrity, blogger, voice actress, and illustrator Shoko Nakagawa (aka "Shokotan") has been announced as the latest addition to Anime Expo 2008's guest list.   [read more] [discuss]

March 27, 2008

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention finalizes 2008 music lineup
MTAC has announced musical guests Eyeshine, Peelander-Z, The Slants, Chickenbox, The Man Power, and Land Barons.   [read more] [discuss]

March 31, 2008

Tora-Con 2008 announces Carrie Savage and Asu Medina as guests
The RIT Anime Club has announced two more guests for Tora-Con 2008, voice actress Carrie Savage and Asu Medina.   [read more] [discuss]