Anime Convention News Archive by Month
July 1, 2008

Anime Festival Orlando 9 announces Devil May Cry star Reuben Langdon
Anime Festival Orlando 9 has announced that Reuben Langdon, the star of the Devil May Cry video game series, will attend the convention. The convention runs August 15-17, 2008 at the Wyndham Orlando Resort in Orlando, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

July 2, 2008

Peter S. Beagle to appear at Otakon 2008
Otakon has announced that Peter S. Beagle, the Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of The Last Unicorn, will be a guest at the Baltimore, Maryland convention this August.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Supercon announces initial guest list
Anime Supercon in Miami, Florida has announced the appearance of guests Steve Downes, Tommy Yune, Richard Epcar, Kevin McKeever, DJ Heavygrinder, Tadahisa Yoshida, akai SKY, Spike Spencer, Dana Snyder, and Ellyn Stern.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Expo 2008 launches AXBackstage
Anime Expo 2008's official online video coverage site went live today at at noon PST.   [read more] [discuss]

July 8, 2008

Kano Shimai (Kano Sisters) to appear at Otakon 2008
Appearing at Otakon 2008 are Kyoko Kano and Mika Kano, celebrities famous for their "ultimate, perfect bodies."   [read more] [discuss]

July 9, 2008

Kazuko Tadano and Hiromi Matsushita to Appear at Otakon 2008
Newly added to the guest list for Otakon 2008 is the husband-and-wife team of Kazuko Tadano and Hiromi Matsushita. They are known primarily for their work on Sailor Moon. This will be their first US convention appearance since Nan Desu Kan 2005.   [read more] [discuss]

July 10, 2008

Otakon announces Sunday acts: The Underneath and MarBell
Bands The Underneath and MarBell will both be performing at Otakon 2008 on Sunday, August 10th.   [read more] [discuss]

July 14, 2008

Next month's Anime Evolution 2008 has been postponed
According to information posted on the Anime Evolution forums, this year's Anime Evolution in Vancouver, British Columbia has been postponed. No new date or location have been announced. Thanks to forum user Bryguy for the tip.   [read more] [discuss]

July 16, 2008

SITACon 2008 announces first round of guests and opening of pre-registration
SITACon 2008 has announced its first round of guests. The list includes Steve Bennett, Lawrence Eng, Ninja Consultant, Happy House of Hentai, R5 Central, Rob Balder, Uncle Yo, and Daniel Brown.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Supercon announces seven new guests
New guests at the Miami, Florida-based Anime Supercon include Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Kill Miss Pretty, George Moss, Heather Scott, Brittney Morrow, and Chickenbox!.   [read more] [discuss]

MangaNEXT to be held October 31 through November 2
The third year of MangaNEXT will be held at the Doubletree Somerset Hotel in Somerset, New Jersey from October 31 through November 2, 2008.   [read more] [discuss]

July 17, 2008

Providence Anime Conference announces new guest Christopher Ayres
Providence Anime Conference has announced that voice actor and ADR director Christopher Ayres will be attending the Rhode Island event this October. PAC is the first 21+ anime convention.   [read more] [discuss]

July 24, 2008

DaizyStripper joins Otakon 2008 Sunday musical guest line-up
Otakon has announced that DaizyStripper will be performing at the Baltimore convention this summer. Otakon runs from August 8th through 10th at the Baltimore Convention Center.   [read more] [discuss]

July 25, 2008

Six more voice actor guests for Otakon 2008
Otakon has announced appearances by voice actors Taliesin Jaffe, Laura Bailey, Tara Platt, Yuri Lowenthal, Tony Oliver, and Mela Lee.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Evolution 2008 has a new location, same dates
Less than two weeks since it was announced that Anime Evolution 2008 was postponed due to loss of venue, a new venue has been found for the original convention dates. Last night it was announced that the convention will now be held at the University of British Columbia.   [read more] [discuss]

Zenkaikon 2008 announces rules and merchandise
Zenkaikon 2008 has announced convention rules and policies, a lowering of the gopher minimum age requirement, and the availability of official merchandise.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Matsuri 2009 announced
A press release has been issued to announce Anime Matsuri 2009 in Houston, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

July 26, 2008

JaniCon announces guests and several events
JaniCon 2008, located in Jacksonville, Florida this November, has announced three raves, the premiere of a tabletop RPG, guests Sophie McNutt and Rose Thompson, and more.   [read more] [discuss]

July 27, 2008

T-MODE Announces cosplay guests YuffieBunny, Natalie Smith, and Fire Lily
T-MODE has announced guest cosplayers YuffieBunny, Natalie Smith and Fire Lily.   [read more] [discuss]

July 29, 2008

Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC) launches new web site
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention will be held April 3rd through 5th, 2009 at the Sheraton Music City in Nashville, Tennessee.   [read more] [discuss]