Anime Convention News Archive by Month
August 5, 2008

Creators of Ikkicon announce LouisiANIME
Ikkicon Entertainment LLC of Austin, Texas, best known for Ikkicon, has announced a convention in Baton Rouge, Louisiana known as LouisiANIME.   [read more] [discuss]

August 13, 2008

Mizu Con announces confirmation of guests Vic Mignogna and Yamila Abraham
Mizu Con, schedule for this December in Miami, Florida, has announced that voice actor Vic Mignogna and writer Yamila Abraham will be attending the convention as guests.   [read more] [discuss]

New York Anime Festival, Del Ray Manga, and Samurai Beat Radio to stage cosplay day
New York Anime Festival announced it is partnering with Del Rey Manga and Samurai Beat Radio to hold a Cosplay Day at New York City's Kinokuniya Bookstore on Sunday, August 17th. Sonnya Paz and Renee Gloger, Team USA in the 2008 World Cosplay Summit, will attend as special guests.   [read more] [discuss]

Ikkicon announces new round of guests, mascot design, and events
Ikkicon has announced Tony Salvaggio, J. Shanon Weaver, Jamie Marchi, Wendy Powell, Brett Weaver, Clarine Harp, Carrie Savage, Kristine Sa, and Peelander-Z as guests for their convention being held in Austin, Texas in February.   [read more] [discuss]

August 14, 2008

T-MODE announces voice actress guest Stephanie Sheh
T-MODE has announced that voice actress Stephanie Sheh will be appearing at their convention in Arlington, Virginia from September 5th through 7th.   [read more] [discuss]

Zenkaikon 2008 announces The Slants contest
Zenkaikon 2008 and The Slants have announced a new contest where participants can enter to win a pair of tickets to Zenkaikon 2008 as well as a special meet and greet with The Slants.   [read more] [discuss]

August 20, 2008

SITACon 2008 announces second round of guests
SITACon 2008 has announced it's second round of guests for its 2008 show. OverClocked ReMix, James Silva, Yamila Abraham, Misako Rocks!, Douglas Smith, and bellydancing troupe Raqs Attaq! have been added to the guest list.   [read more] [discuss]

Vampire Hunter D short story to be published by NYAF
New York Anime Festival (NYAF) announced that the short story Vampire Hunter D: The Wanderer's Ship by Hideyuki Kikuchi will be published inside its official guide book. The guide books will be available at the convention in New York City from September 26th through 28th.   [read more] [discuss]

MangaNEXT searches for a male mascot
MangaNEXT has announced a contest to design a male counterpart to their female mascot, Motoko. The winner will receive free admission to the convention in Somerset, New Jersey from October 31st through November 2nd.   [read more] [discuss]

August 22, 2008

Otakon seeking information on fraudulent memberships
Otakon, which was held two weeks ago in Baltimore, Maryland, reports that a former member of Otakon staff, Geoff Beebe, had been inappropriately selling discounted memberships. They are seeking out anyone with information relevant to their investigation.   [read more] [discuss]

August 25, 2008

NY Anime Festival tickets available at retailers
The New York Anime Festival announced tickets to its 2008 event are now available at select retailers throughout New York City. Participating comic and anime shops include Manhattan anime landmarks Kinokuniya Bookstore and Image Anime.   [read more] [discuss]

August 26, 2008

Atlanta Supercon announces eighteen new guests
Atlanta Supercon, a multi-genre convention this November in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced eighteen new guests from movies, comics, video games, and anime.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime USA announces Peelander-Z, Cherami Leigh, and Chris Patton as guests
Anime USA, which is scheduled for October 10th through 12th in Arlington, Virginia, has announced that Peelander-Z, Chris Patton, and Cherami Leigh will be appearing at the convention.   [read more] [discuss]

August 27, 2008

Kumoricon announces guests and screenings
As Kumoricon has announced guests and screenings for its 6th annual convention at the Portland Doubletree at Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon this Labor Day Weekend.   [read more] [discuss]

Chef Masahar Morimoto comes to NY Anime Fest
New York Anime Festival has announced that Chef Masaharu Morimoto -- star of Iron Chef and Iron Chef America -- will attend its 2008 event as a guest of honor.   [read more] [discuss]

August 28, 2008

Anime Weekend Atlanta announces final guest and event list
Anime Weekend Atlanta has announced their final guest list of voice actors, bands, artists, industry representatives, and cosplayers. AWA will be held September 19-21, 2008 at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel and the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.   [read more] [discuss]