Anime Convention News Archive by Month
September 3, 2008

New York Anime Festival sponsors Death Note Day at Kinokuniya
New York Anime Festival announced it has partnered with VIZ Pictures to hold Death Note Day at New York City's Kinokuniya Bookstore on Sunday, September 14.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime X Gamer Experience announces events and guests
Anime X Gamer Experience has announced that Steven J. Blum has been added to the guest list. The convention takes place this October in St. Augustine, Florida.   [read more] [discuss]

September 8, 2008

Anime Weekend Atlanta and Punch Brand to release exclusive hat
Anime Weekend Atlanta has issued a press release to announce an exclusive hat for the convention. Designed by the convention and manufactured by Punch Brand, the hat is a panda design in black and white with the convention logo stitched on the side.   [read more] [discuss]

Pre-registration for MTAC Ninja now available
Middle Tennessee Anime Convention has officially opened pre-registration for their 2009 event. The convention will be held during April in Nashville, Tennessee.   [read more] [discuss]

September 9, 2008

Tiffany Grant to appear at Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Comicon has added Tiffany Grant to its guest list for January's convention.   [read more] [discuss]

Zenkaikon 2008 announces Death Note II movie ticket giveaway
Viz Pictures and Zenkaikon are giving away four pairs of tickets to screenings of the Death Note 2: The Last Name live action movie on October 16th, 2008 in the Philadelphia area.   [read more] [discuss]

AuroraCorp to host third annual Aurora-Con anime and video game convention
AuroraCorp has announced details on their third annual anime and video game convention, Aurora-Con. It will be held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 27th and 28th.   [read more] [discuss]

September 11, 2008

SITACon 2008 announces third round of guests
SITACon 2008 has announced its third round of guests: Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr, Mari Morimoto, and Anime World Order podcasters Clarissa Graffeo and Gerald Rathkolb.   [read more] [discuss]

UK-based Kitacon announces voting for Fan Choice Awards
Kitacon, a new anime convention to be held during April 2009 in Northampton, UK, has announced plans for a "Fan Choice Awards" ceremony in which awards will be given to fan-favourite characters, anime, and manga.   [read more] [discuss]

September 14, 2008

First guest for MangaNEXT 2008 announced
Comic creator Misako Rocks! has been announced as the first guest for this year's MangaNEXT. The convention takes place the weekend of October 31 through November 2 in Somerset, New Jersey.   [read more] [discuss]

September 16, 2008

Girugamesh coming to Sakura-Con 2009
The Asia Northwest Cultural Education Association has announced that J-rock artists girugamesh will be performing at Sakura-Con 2009. The Seattle-based convention takes place April 10-12, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

September 17, 2008

NYAV Post & TripWire Productions announce voice acting contest at NYAF
The New York Anime Festival today announced Who Wants To Be A Voice Actor?, a voice acting contest produced by New York City recording studios NYAV Post and TripWire Productions, will return to the convention for its second year.   [read more] [discuss]

Animation on Display returns to San Francisco on President's Day weekend
Animation on Display has announced that their convention will return to San Francisco's Cathedral Hill Hotel on the weekend of February 14-15, 2009.   [read more] [discuss]

September 24, 2008

RIT Anime Club announces Tora-Con 2009 registration prices and first guests
The RIT Anime Club, organizers of Tora-Con 2009, have announced that Vic Mignogna and Colleen Clinkenbeard will be guests at their one-day convention in Rochester, New York next April. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door.   [read more] [discuss]

Anime Matsuri announces Death Note 2 movie giveaway
Anime Matsuri is giving away 20 tickets to screenings of Death Note 2: The Last Name at the Regal Cinema/Edwards Marq*E Theater in Houston, Texas.   [read more] [discuss]

JapanFest Atlanta adds anime programming
Atlanime, an anime fan club in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced that they will be providing anime screenings, trivia contests, and fan panels for JapanFest Atlanta this weekend in Duluth, Georgia.   [read more] [discuss]

NYAF makes final preparations for convention
New York Anime Festival has issued a press release that covers many details of this weekend's convention in New York City.   [read more] [discuss]

September 26, 2008

JaniCon and Child's Play to host gaming-themed charity auction
JaniCon has announced that they will be hosting an auction in support of the gaming-based charity Child's Play. JaniCon has received items from well-known web comic authors, television personalities, established artists, and game companies. Every tax deductible dollar from the event will go directly to Child's Play.   [read more] [discuss]

Yuri Lowenthal and Matt Greenfield to appear at Phoenix Comicon
Phoenix Comicon has signed Yuri Lowenthal and Matt Greenfield to speak at the January convention in Mesa, Arizona.   [read more] [discuss]

September 27, 2008

Anime USA announces final round of guests
Anime USA, which will take place in Arlington, Virginia on the second weekend of October, has announced guests Tee Morris, Jason Canty, Miguel Antonio Nieves and Alison Rementer, Lori Collins, Dirk I. Tiede, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, Brian Wilson, Garth Cameron Graham, and Yuko "Aido" Ota.   [read more] [discuss]

Bakuretsu Con announces first round of guests
Bakuretsu Con has announced guests Robert Axelrod, Robert and Emily DeJesus, Mathew Myers, Michael "Mookie" Terracciano, and The Comiku Girls. The convention takes place October 23-26 just outside Burlington, Vermont.   [read more] [discuss]

Date announced for Castle Point Anime Convention 2009
The Stevens Anime Club has announced that the second Castle Point Anime Convention will take place on March 29, 2009 at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.   [read more] [discuss]

West Virginia home to fifth Tsubasacon this weekend
The fifth annual Tsubasacon is being held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena's Riverfront Ballroom and Conference Center in Huntington, West Virginia this weekend with guests Robert Axelrod, Jen Lee Quick, Ultraball, and Astroboys.   [read more] [discuss]

September 29, 2008

Setsucon 2009 announces first guests
Setsucon 2009 has announced that voice actor Robert Axelrod and band This Place is Haunted will be appearing at their convention. It is scheduled for January 17th and 18th in State College, Pennsylvania.   [read more] [discuss]

September 30, 2008

Ohayocon announces first round of guests
Ohayocon 2009 has announced guests Mike McFarland, Aaron Dismuke, Brett Weaver, Matt Greenfield, Tiffany Grant, Greg Ayres, Chris Ayres, Rikki & Tavisha Simons, and Robert & Emily DeJesus. The convention will be held January 30 - February 1, 2009 in Columbus, Ohio.   [read more] [discuss]